Chandigarh April 20, 2018

The proposal of Dr. Tejinderpal Singh, Assistant Professor, University Business 

School (UBS), Panjab University to develop the MOOCs (Massive Open Online Courses) 
course on MHRD’s SWAYAM platform has been selected by the University Grants 
Commission (UGC). SWAYAM (Study Webs of Active Learning for Young Aspiring Minds) is 
a programme initiated by Government of India and designed to achieve the three 
cardinal principles of Education Policy viz., access, equity and quality where 
students can virtually attend the course taught by the best faculty. 
Dr. Singh will develop a course on the subject ‘Digital Marketing’ in e-format which 
includes video lectures, study material, self assessment and online discussion. The 
course will be available to the students along with the facility of credit transfer 
as per the guidelines of UGC       
Dr. Singh’s proposal to develop the MOOC has been selected after two rounds of 
rigorous process. Firstly, UGC invited ‘Expression of interest’ to develop MOOCs 
from academicians along with short video clip explaining the relevance of the 
course. In the second stage, the coordinators of shortlisted courses were invited to 
submit the detailed proposal again along with introductory video of the course. 
Finally, Academic Advisory Committee of UGC approved the proposal as submitted by Dr 
The entire project will be funded by UGC with a grant to the tune of around Rs 15 
Lakhs which includes the cost of course development, training and honorarium for the 
Dr. Singh is a faculty of marketing at University Business School for the last 12 
years and also a consultant in digital marketing.  He has many research publications 
in the journals of national and international repute and is presently engaged in two 
major research projects sponsored by UGC and ICSSR. 

Chandigarh April 20, 2018
An International Fashion Symposium concludes at Panjab University
University Institute of Fashion Technology and Vocational Development (UIFT & VD), 
Panjab University, Chandigarh hosted the first of its kind International Fashion 
Symposium, a mega event on Exposure: Fashion-Technology- Business.

Dr. Alka Pande, Curator, India Habitat Centre, New Delhi spoke on art as the soul of 
fashion. Her engaging keynote address included images of ancient Indian 
civilizations. She explained how minimalism was not a part of Indian culture and 
everything including colours, jewellery, gold was celebrated.  

Prof. Arun Grover, Vice Chancellor PU and patron-in-chief of the International 
Symposium, adviced the fashion students to think big. "This is the 4th oldest 
University in India and we can come up with a cluster of creative departments like 
fashion, fine arts, journalism, music and others so that more international and 
national experts are heard by students more often."  

Other speakers included one of the founders of popular restaurant chain & Social 
Harmeet Bajaj, a graduate from FIT, New York and former Fashion Director of Marie 
Claire magazine in India.  

Jennifer Anyan, current Head of Creative Direction and Styling for Fashion & Beauty, 
Southampton Solent university, UK gave an engaging lecture on fashion and art, which 
was a snapshot of her own work in the field.  

The founder of Jigmat Couture, Jigmat Norbo, who created the first avant garde 
textile museum in Ladakh and inspired local artisans talked about his journey and 

Balinder Pratap Cheema, CEO, Jump Start, Kolkatra, another guest speaker spoke on 
challenges of the fashion business.  

Designer Varun Rehani guided students on how to start their own brand and the areas 
to look out for and challenges which one should look out for.  

UIFT Chairperson Dr. Prabhdip Brar said, "This has been one of the most fruitful 
experiences for faculty and students of fashion, learning from veterans from fashion 
and the allied fields."  

More than 200 fashion students and faculty members participated in the symposium 
from country’s best fashion and home science institutes.  

Department of Hindi to host a special film screening program on Mirza Ghalib

Paying tribute to the legendary Urdu poet Mirza Ghalib, the Department of Hindi, 
Panjab University and Chandigarh sangeet Natak Akademi will be hosting a special 
film screening program on 25th April 2018, 11am at Panjab University. Dr. Gurmeet 
Singh, Chairperson, Department of Hindi, informed that the program will include 
screening of the documentary film titled ‘Banaras : Ka’ba-e- Hindostan’ which is 
based on the works of Ghalib. He also informed that, Prof. Saubhagya Vardhan, 
Director, North Zone Cultural Center(NZCC) will be the chief guest and Shri Kamal 
Arora, Chairman, Sangeet Natak Akademi will be the guest of honour on the occasion.

The documentary film titled, ‘ Banaras : Ka’ba-e- Hindostan’ is produced by Beenu 
Rajpoot and is based on the much acclaimed poem ‘Charagh-e-Dair’ by Ghalib. The 
depiction of culture, atmosphere and ethos of Banaras comes alive in Ghalib’s verses 
which have become  an inspiration and foundation for the documentary film that pays 
tribute to Ghalib and the city of Varanasi. The film screening will be followed by 
an interactive session. The event will also have a special photography exhibition 
that would depict the life and works of Mirza Ghalib.
Chandigarh April 20, 2018
      It is for the information of the general public and students of Panjab 
University Teaching Departments/Colleges in particular that result of the following 
examinations held in Dec. 2017 have been declared:-
1.      Bachelor of Laws, 1st Sem., Dec. 2017
2.      Bachelor of Laws, 3rd Sem., Dec. 2017
3.      MCA 3rd Sem., Dec. 2017
4.      MCA 5th Sem., Dec. 2017
5.      BHMCT, 3rd Sem., Dec. 2017
6.      BHMCT 5th Sem., Dec. 2017
7.      M.A. Sociology, 3rd Sem., Dec. 2017
8.      M.Sc.(Bio-Informatics), 3rd Sem., Dec. 2017
9.      B.A.(Hons.) Social Science & Research , 5th Sem., Dec. 2017
                 The students are advised to see their results in their respective 
Departments/Colleges/University website.



Chandigarh April 20, 2018


Lecture on Concept of Ideal Teacher in Jetawan Vihar (As per Buddhist Tradition) 


 Interdisciplinary Centre for Swami Vivekananda Studies (ICSVS), Panjab University in collaboration with Department of Education, organized a Lecture on Concept of Ideal Teacher in Jetawan Vihar (As per Buddhist Tradition) here today by Dr. Jasbir Chawla. He is President of || WAAK||, Chandigarh, Ph.D from P.U., Chandigarh, MTech, MBA Expert in Buddhist Management and a Hindi creative writer. 


Dr. Chawla focused on JATAK ATTHAKATHA which is a treasure of ancient wisdom. This two thousand years old literature is actually a compilation of Management case studies. While explaining the concept of an ideal teacher he narrated those case studies which are connected to Gautam Buddha who was the Shasta in Veluwan Vihar  (near Raj Griha) and then Jetwan Vihar (near Shrawasti). Dr. Chawla cited from Chullasetthi Jatak (Tale no 4) the importance of practicals in the Education system. He pointed out that abolition of corporal punishment has creTed problems. The teacher must use his dictation and as per the need of the situation use it sparing where necessary, for the improvement of the child as illustrated in Tilmutthi Jatak. It is true that all students do not have the same IQ. Some are fast learners and some are slow. The teacher should manage every child individually and work for the development of wisdom and managerial skills in them. Dr. Chawla presented his book HONHAAR for the students and teachers of Department of Education, Panjab University, to help them prepare better citizens of India. He narrated Somdutta Jatak (211) and Nanglees Jatak (123) to explain the concept of intelligence and its application in LEARNING. 

            Prof. Nandita Singh, coordinator, ICSVS, while introducing the theme of the program mentioned that the lecture will help the future Educators to learn and implement in their life. The session was attended by students from department of Education who contributed to the discussion on the theme by asking pertinent questions. 


 IPA- Prof. P.A.Pandya Endowment Lecture at PU

 Chandiogarh,20.04.18-Department of Physics, Panjab University, Chandigarh organized “IPA- Prof. P.A.Pandya Endowment Lecture here today, at Prof. B.M. Anand Auditorium of Department of Physics. Prof. R.G. Pillay, Senior Professor of TIFR, Mumbai delivered the lecture on “ Search for Neutrino-less Double Beta Decay”.


Prof. Pillay elaborated upon double beta decay and various sources of Neutrino and understanding of the matter-antimatter asymmetry of the Universe. He further spoke on the Indian experimental initiatives on double beta experiment.

  The Lecture was presided over by Prof. Arun K. Grover , Vice chancellor PU and attended by large number of students, members of the Indian Physics association and members from nearby institute. The programme is sponsored by Indian Physics association, Mumbai and Department of Physics Panjab University.