Chandigarh January 14, 2021

ENACTUS TEAM OF PU DISTRIBUTED FACE SHIELDS AMONG THE FRONT LINE WORKERS OF THE UNIVERSITY

The Enactus team of Panjab University collaborated with Enactus IIT-Delhi and organised a fundraising campaign "Together We Care", to distribute face shields to the frontline workers of Panjab University. A total of 1100 face shields were procured by the team from the funds generated through the campaign, informed Prof. Seema Kapoor.

Prof. R.K.Singla, Dean of University Instruction, Panjab University distributed face shields among the Sanitary Workers, Security Staff, Health workers and Hostel Mess Workers of Panjab University in the presence of other dignitaries who graced this occasion including Prof. S.K. Tomar, Dean Student Welfare, Prof. Sukhbir Kaur, Dean Student Welfare (Women), Prof. Ashwani Koul, Chief of University Security, Dr. Rupinder Kaur, Chief Medical Officer, BJG Institute of Health, Prof. Amrit Toor, Chairperson, SSBUICET and Er. Anil Thakur, Divisional Engineer of Horticulture Division and staff of Dean Student Welfare Office.

Special care was taken to adhere to all COVID-19 Management Guidelines issued by Government of India Ministry of Health & Family Welfare. Prof. Singla and other dignitaries present during the event appreciated the humanitarian spirits of the team and applauded them for their exemplary work towards the weaker section of the society.

The Enactus team of Panjab University is one of the leading non-profit student organization seeking to solve global problems through entrepreneurial actions. The team has bagged many laurels at various stages and has continuously thrived to be among the top Enactus teams throughout India by bringing positive changes in our society. Currently, the team is running two projects namely Project Dhra & Project Uday with main objective of curbing the plastic menace, informed Prof. Seema Kapoor, Faculty Advisor of Enactus team. Project Dhra aims to replace plasticware with earthenware, combat plastic pollution and help community of potters to earn a sustainable source of income. Project Uday has two-fold objective- Women Empowerment and reducing both plastic & textile pollution.

She added that serving humanity is an integral part of Enactus Panjab University team. Continuing the tradition of service towards humanity, Enactus Panjab University has once again set an example. Due to the ongoing pandemic, a lot of people, especially the frontline workers have become seriously prone to the deadly coronavirus. Seeing the grave situation, the team took initiative of distribution of face shields.

The event was coordinated by Yash Tripathi, Meesha and Nandini & Harleen Singh, student members of Enactus team. Mr. Akshat Kaushik, President of Enactus team informed that the team further plans to distribute the rest of the Face Shields to the Health Workers of Development Indigenous Resources-India (DIR), an NGO and averred that the team is leaving no stone unturned in this harsh situation.

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Chandigarh January 14, 2021

Result May /September-2020

This is to inform that the result / evaluation sheet of examination May /September, 2020 of the following courses have been declared/made public today.

1. PG Diploma in Guidance & Counseling Semester Examination (January 12, 2021) - September,2020

2. Master of Physical Education-2nd Semester,May-2020

3. Evaluated Result of Master of [ Journalism & Mass Communication] 2nd Semester, May 2020

4. M.Sc. (Statistics) 4th Semester ,September-2020

5. Bachelor of Architecture 2nd Semester-May, 2020

6. M.A. Music Instrumental (Tabla) 4th Semester -September, 2020

The same can be seen at the respective Departments/Colleges or Panjab University website.

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Chandigarh January 14, 2021

Online Faculty Development Program on ‘Effective Communication in the Digital Era’ commences at Panjab University

A seven- day online Faculty Development Program on the theme ‘Effective Communication in the Digital Era’ organized by Human Resource Development Center, Panjab University commenced today. The course has diverse audience from various disciplines and different states including Punjab, Haryana, Himachal Pradesh, Assam, Karnataka, Madhya Pradesh, Rajasthan and Chandigarh. The key note speaker for the inaugural session of the seven-day program was Prof. Hemant Joshi, senior media educator and former professor from IIMC. Prof Joshi spoke to the faculty about the skills required for effective digital communications. He pointed out the skills of Speech, Writing, Visual Literacy and Digital Literacy as a must for being an effective communicator on digital platforms. He also stressed upon the need to educate ourselves about the digital media. He also mentioned the significance of logicality, context and background to make the communication effective.

Dr. Jayanti Dutta, Deputy Director, HRDC, Panjab University spoke to the audiences and informed about the various activities being conducted by the Center. Dr. Bhavneet Bhatti, Course Coordinator and Assistant Professor, School of Communication Studies, shared that, “Digital Platforms have become ubiquitous and especially during the Covid-19 pandemic and online working atmosphere it is significant to learn to communicate effectively on the digital platforms, thus the need was felt to have a training program on the theme of Digital Communications.” She added that, “Resource Persons from across the country and abroad from various fields will be delivering lectures on the topics like, Digital Communication and Fact Checking, Healthcare and Digital Platforms, Digital Media Literacy, Digital Storytelling, Ethical and Legal Dimensions of Digital Communications to name a few.

Later in the day, Prof. Anubhuti Yadav, Head, Dept of New Media, IIMC delivered a lecture on ‘Fact Checking and Digital Communications. With a number of examples, Prof. Yadav was able to share a number of tools which can be used to verify the credibility of news and information shared online. In an enriching and interactive session, Prof. Yadav was able to train the faculty in using online tools for fact checking.

The seven day program will see sessions on various aspects of Digital Communications.