Chandigarh January 11, 2019
UBS student wins National Level Essay Writing Competition
Ms. Priyam Kukreja student of University Business School(UBS), Panjab
University, Chandigarh, M.Com. Honours 2nd Year has bagged 1st position in National
Level Essay Writing Competition organised by Shri Mata Vaishno Devi University, Katra
in August 2018. She has won a cash prize of Rs. Ten Thousand. In her essay, she
expressed views on “Social Media: A Two Edged Sword” highlighting how Social Media has
dramatically changed the viewpoint of societal communication and interaction; thus,
focusing on the need to understand the complicacies of virtual life. More than 200
students from across the country actively participated in the contest, eleven out of
them being from UBS. Another student Ms. Isha Joshi of M.Com. Honours 2nd Year has
bagged consolation prize. A blind review process and rigorous plagiarism check was
administered for the competition. The winners elated with the accomplishment offered
ardent gratitude towards Assistant Professor Dr. Neha Gulati, UBS, PU who mentored the
students and gave them steady guidance, untiring support and sustained motivation to
achieve great heights with dignity and courage. According to Dr. Neha Gulati, “There is
need to foster creativity and harness initiates among students to encourage commitment
to academic integrity.”
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Chandigarh January 11, 2019
Lohri celebrations at PU
Lohri was celebrated Panjab University (PU), Chandigarh with traditional
fervour.
Prof. Shankarji Jha, Dean of University Instructions and officiating PU Vice
Chancellor participated in the Lohri celebration function organized by PU Campus
Students Council(PUCSC) and lit the bonfire. He greeted the students, alumni and other
stakeholders of the University.
Prof. Karamjeet Singh, Registrar, Prof. Nandita Shukla, Dean International
Students, Prof. Rattan Singh, Chief Vigilance Officer, Prof. Emanual Nahar, Dean
Student Welfare, Prof. Devinder Singh, Secretary to Vice Chancellor, various Wardens of
PU Hostels, Ms. Kanupriya, PUCSC President and office bearers of PUCSC, students,
research scholars participated in the Lohri celebrations at Student Centre.

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Chandigarh January 11, 2019

PU Library workshop concludes

Five days workshop on “Creation and Management of
Digital Libraries Using Open Source Software" organized by A.C. Joshi
Library, Panjab University in collaboration with INFLIBNET from 7-11
January, 2019, concluded, here today.

Prof Shankar Ji Jha, Dean University Instruction and
officiating Vice Chancellor in his inaugural address, emphasized that
recorded human knowledge is key to development which is reposited in
the libraries and also, in this digital world library professionals
should come up with innovative ideas to disseminate the knowledge to
the society.

While delivering the valedictory address Professor
Karamjeet, Registrar, PU, said that libraries are the lamp for the
educational society.

Professor Rajesh Gill, President, PUTA spoke that
there is a huge responsibility on libraries to provide authentic
information.

Dr Rashmi Yadav, University Librarian informed that
the workshop was attended by 38 delegates and few research scholars
from various part of India – Jammu & Kashmir, Punjab, Haryana,
Uttrakhand, Uttar Pradesh, Himachal Pradesh and Bihar.

All the participants received the Certificates for
successful completion of the workshop.