Chandigarh January 16, 2019
Panjab University (PU), Chandigarh has been Ranked 150 in
the 2019 Times Higher Education(THE) Emerging Economies University
Rankings released today at 17:01 GMT at London by the THE. PU has been
grouped in 601- 800 World Rankings.

PU is 7th after Savitribai Phule Pune University, Tezpur
University, University of Delhi, Jadavpur University, Banaras Hindu
University and Amrita Vishwa Vidyapeetham.

PU Vice Chancellor Prof Raj Kumar has expressed
satisfaction that despite various challenges, the University is a
leading education institution in india in the THE world rankings. He
has congratulated the students, research scholars, teachers and staff
for achieving this.He said that all necessary steps are being taken to
ensure improvement in research and increase industry partnership in
order to improve rankings.

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Chandigarh January 16, 2019
The 3rd World Bamboo Workshop 2019, jointly organized by World Bamboo
Organization USA, DICMA Trade, Mexico and the Government of Manipur is going to be held
for the first time in India in Imphal, Manipur from 4th to 8th February, 2019 under the
slogan “Breaking the challenges of Bamboo for a better future”. Prof. Chongtham
Nirmala, Department of Botany, PU, Chandigarh, a World Bamboo Ambassador is
representing Panjab University as the National Coordinator of this event. Delegates
from 33 countries are participating in this event which will comprise of hands on
training in construction, handicrafts and food and exhibits from all over the world.
About 300 people are expected to attend the workshop.
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Chandigarh January 16, 2019
Centre for Social Work & Don Bosco initiate Child Friendly City Initiative Workshop

A Child friendly City Initiative Capacity building workshop was conducted by
the Centre for Social Work, Panjab University, Chandigarh and Don Bosco. Mr Mahavir
Singh Member Secretary, SLSA was the chief guest at the program who opined that
children need to be protected from every risk in the society.
Dr Monica Munjial Singh, Chairperson, Centre for Social Work, Panjab
University, Chandigarh expressed that we need to have a multifaceted approach to
address this issue.
Fr. Reji Tom Director, Don Bosco said the civil society needs to come forward
to support such an initiative.
Dr Gaurav Gaur, Mr Vineet Raj Kapoor Mrs Manjeet Kaur, Mr Neeraj, Mr Puneet
Sharma, Mr Nautiyal, Mr Pankaj, Ms. Kiranpreet Kaur Cheema, Ms Pooja Pande , Mr
Vineet Marwaha, Ms Supreet Dhiman , Dr Arzoo Gupta, Dr Kiran Behal, Mr Narinder , Ms
Pallavi Mukerji, Mr Vivek Atray, Ms Tabassum Khan and Dr Anuradha Jatana were the
panelists for the session.
The moderator for the programme was Mr Neil Robert consultant Don Bosco and
Tamanjit Kaur a Counsellor with Don Bosco apart from the Staff from Social Work and
Don Bosco.
The suggestions rendered were building more safety nets for children, ensuring
full enrolment and attendance in schools, cyber crime awareness and sensitisation about
child abuse.
The workshop was attended by the students of the Social Work Department and
persons from the civil society.
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Chandigarh January 16, 2019
PU Professor Delivers Talks in China to Scientists from Pharma Industry
Dr Bhupinder Singh Bhoop, Professor, University Institute of Pharmaceutical
Sciences (UIPS), and Coordinator, UGC Centre for Excellence in Nano Biomedical
Applications, Panjab University (PU), Chandigarh, delivered a series of three talks
during two-day Asia- Pacific Pharmaceutical Science Summit Forum (APPSF) held on 9th-
10th January 2019 at Shanghai, China. The entire expenditure incurred on his
international and domestic air travel, conference registration and logistic
arrangements for four days were borne complimentarily by the conference organizers,
Shengjie Business Management & Consulting Co. Ltd., Shanghai.
During his highly appreciated talks, Professor Bhoop accentuated on the immense
utility to adapt to the modern, systematic and rational paradigms of Quality by Design
(QbD), not only to unravel the scientific minutiae underlying the development of
generic drug products and pharmaceutical processes, but also for their smooth
regulatory compliance across the pharma world. Also, during the Indo-China conclave of
the representatives from pharmaceutical industry from each of the countries, the
special viewpoints expressed by Dr Bhoop were highly lauded. In this context, it is
quite pertinent to share that China is the second biggest producer of pharmaceuticals
across the world, while India ranks at fourth place in generics.
Acclaimed globally for his scientific work, esp. in the domain of novel
nanomedicines using QbD, Professor Bhoop has earned to his credit over 360 original
publications, 15 books, five patents and tech-transfers of two nanostructured drug
delivery technologies to pharma industry. A widely travelled scientist, he has already
delivered nearly 300 invited talks in India and overseas, including USA, Canada, UK,
Germany, China, Thailand, Hong Kong, Kuwait, Dubai and Bangladesh. He holds the unique
distinction of having duly trained several hundreds of industrial scientists under his
direct guidance, esp. on QbD. He has handled 16 research projects fetching research
grants of 6.10 crores from Government and corporate sectors, and guided/guiding nearly
100 research scholars including 31 doctoral, and 6 post-doctoral researchers.
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Chandigarh January 16, 2019
Vice-Chancellor’s visits various Departments/Institutes of University
Prof. Raj Kumar, Vice-Chancellor, Panjab University(PU) visited the University
Institute of Fashion Technology (UIFT), Department of Microbiology, Department of Art
History & Visual Arts and the Museum of Fine Arts and Dr.S.S. Bhatnagar University
Institute of Chemical Engineering & Technology (UICET) in the last two days. The Vice
Chancellor was accompanied by Prof. Shankarji Jha, Dean of University Instructions,
Prof. Ramanjit Johal, Prof. Rajat Sandhir and Prof. Sanjeev Puri. The departments made
presentations about the courses offered, thrust areas, research outcomes, placements,
etc. The Vice Chancellor emphasized on the need to start innovative teaching programs,
industry collaborations and alumni involvement in the teaching and research programs of
each department.
Dr. Prabhdip Brar, Chairperson, UIFT shared that a project amounting to Rs. 30
Crores is proposed for “Museum of Textile, Craft, Design, Research and Resource- An
Incubation Hub”.
Prof. S.K. Soni, Chairperson, Department of Microbiology, PU shared the various
research areas of societal needs being pursued with relevance to health, industry and
environment, technologies developed and transferred to industry. The Vice Chancellor
stressed that Microbiology has a lot of potential of applied research and thus can
contribute significantly to the nation building by solving various National problems.
He asked them plan innovative projects on the areas of the current National Interest
especially in the areas of Waste Management, production of biofuels, use of tertiary
treated water and development of alternative therapies to combat multi-drug antibiotic
resistance so that the same can be submitted to the concerned ministries for major
funding. He also motivated the faculty to file more patents and initiate the start-ups
in their respective areas. Prof. Soni shared that the department intends to start an
innovative Master degree on Food Safety and Quality assurance in the coming session.
The Vice Chancellor suggested to the faculty of the department of Art History &
Visual Arts and the Museum of Fine Arts to start self financing short term courses and
to have tie ups with corporate. The Vice Chancellor visited the museum building and
appreciated the art collection and motivated the faculty and staff to organize events
involving the public at large to highlight the art collection in the museum.
Prof. Sanchita Chauhan, Chairperson, UICET, presented the thrust Research areas
of the Institute and the performance in the last ten years. She shared that the faculty
members are actively involved in multifarious fields like Materials & Nanotechnology,
Environmental Engineering, Bio waste to energy, Advanced Functional Materials, Foods
and Biochemicals. The team was apprised that the Institute has been bestowed with
grants worth 18.68 crores under TEQIP (NPIU-MHRD) and SAP (UGC) and the individual
projects of faculty members are worth about 7.69 crores, totaling to 26.55 crores in
last ten years. The Vice Chancellor motivated the faculty members to imbibe corporate
culture and make available laboratory and other facilities for 24x7 such that maximum
utilization of the resources can be achieved. The Vice Chancellor insisted on
developing world-class infrastructure, which should cater to Science & Society. He also
emphasized that Swachhta should be our primary duty and should be imbibed in daily
routine.