Chandigarh February 20, 2019
Best Research and Publication Award Ceremony held at PU
Department of Chemistry, Panjab University (PU), Chandigarh organized 3rd
Research Award Ceremony, here today under the aegis of Smt. Prem Lata and Professor D
V S Jain Research Foundation.
Prof. Raghuram Rao, Director, NIPER, Mohali in his address lauded the efforts
of the University and the department for taking initiative for these awards. He said
that such awards should also be organized for the research scholars and for the
students. He bestowed upon the Best Researchers and Best Publication awardees.
Professor Raj Kumar, Vice Chancellor, Panjab University in his address
congratulated the awardees, and exhorted other faculty members and young researchers
to carry out meaningful research, not only for wider scientific reach but also for
societal impact.
Dr Bhupinder Singh Bhoop, Professor, University Institute of Pharmaceutical
Sciences (UIPS), was bestowed upon with Professor D V S Jain Research Award, while
Professor Sushil K Kansal from SSB University Institute of Chemical Engineering &
Technology was awarded with Smt. Prem Lata Jain Research Award (2017).
The Best Publication awardees were Dr Palani Natarajan (Chemistry), Dr.
Navneet Kaur (Assoc. Prof.; Chemistry), Dr. Rohit Kumar Sharma (Chemistry), Prof. B.
S. Bhoop (UIPS) and Dr. Savita Chaudhary, Chemistry. On this occasion, Prof. Bhoop and
Prof. Kansal presented an overview of their respective research works.
A four-volume book series on “Emerging Trends in NanoBioMedicine” with Prof.
Bhoop as the Chief Editor and published by the prestigious publishers, Taylor &
Francis, USA, was released by the dignitaries present. The four volumes include
namely, NanoBiomaterials, NanoBioEngineering, Nutraceuticals, and NanoAgroceuticals &
Phytochemicals. This four-volume book series comprises of 57 chapters contributed by
experts from 16 countries across the globe.
Earlier during the event, Prof. K. N. Singh, Chairman, Department of
Chemistry, briefed about the objectives of Smt. Prem Lata and Professor D V S Jain
Research Foundation. This foundation has been created based on the endowment fund
donated by Professor D.V.S. Jain. The main objective of this foundation is to promote
and nurture scientific research in Panjab University. The foundation has initiated
scientific programs such as Best Researcher Awards, Best Publication Awards, Bright-
Begin Research Grant, Conceptual Consolidation in Innovative Areas Lecture Series,
Fellowships for research scholars and Book fund.
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Chandigarh February 20, 2019
Department of Biochemistry, Panjab University, Chandigarh welcomed a group of
18 postgraduate students and one teacher from Yuvaraja's College, Mysore on an
educational tour which is a part of the academic service activity. The visit started
with an interaction with the Chairperson of the department. They were briefed about
the faculty members and their specializations, complete facilities such as practical
halls, instrumentation labs, various students activities, and flexible curriculum in
form of Choice Based Credit System.
The students were shown all these facilities and the working of various high-
end equipment, specialised laboratories for future studies. The students discussed the
possibilities of research in the department. They also took this occasion to
investigate a possibility of studying and get acquainted with the academic environment
at the University.
The teacher, Mr. Shashanka K. Prasad said that the purpose of visiting the
Department was to give the students knowledge about studying in the Panjab University
as well as to expose the students to different learning atmosphere. The trip was a
great success proving to be highly educational, not only in the field of
"Biochemistry, but in understanding the culture of Punjab and students in this area!"
Prof. Archana Bhatnagar, Chairperson, Department of Biochemistry felt that
experiences such as these are invaluable for enhancing a students' understanding of
the world, which greatly improves networking and personal development. Later, the
students met the Vice Chancellor of Panjab University, Prof. Raj Kumar, who encouraged
them to strike the right balance between academic activity and cultural opportunities
at the Panjab University.
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Chandigarh February 20, 2019
School of Punjabi Studies and Department of Evening Studies-MDRC, Panjab
University, Chandigarh jointly going to organize the 6th National Conference on
Punjabi Language, Linguistics and Folklore from 22-23, February 2019. The theme of
the Conference is Study of Language and Folklore in the Context of Spatial and Social
Diversity : Social Perspective. In this two-day National Conference, prominent
linguists, folklorists and literary personalities will participate as resource
persons. About 60 papers will be presented by the eminent scholars. More than hundred
delegates from the whole country will participate. There will be two venues :
Auditorium of Department of Evening Studies and Ground Floor Lecture Hall in the Arts
Block - I (Shaheed Udham Singh Hall). Punjabi Linguistics Association (Regd.) elected
Dr. Yog Raj Angrish, Chairperson, School of Punjabi Studies as its General Secretary.
Dr. Surjit Singh (Professor, Punjab University, Patiala) and Dr. Sarabjit Singh
(Department of Punjabi, PU, Chandigarh) will be Coordinators of the Conference.
The Chief Guest of the Conference will be Hon'ble Vice-Chancellor Prof. Raj
Kumar. Keynote Address will be delivered by Former Linguist and Former Vice-
Chancellor, Punjabi University, Patiala Dr. Joginder Singh Puar. The founder
President of PLA Prof. Bhupinder Singh Khaira (Former Dean Languages, Punjabi
University, Patiala) will present a paper on the topic of the Conference. The
scholars like Dr. Yog Raj Angrish, Dr. Sukhdev Singh, Dr. Gurmit Singh (GNDU), Dr.
Sohinderbir Singh (GNDU), Dr. Joginder Kairon (Patiala), Dr. Jaswinder Singh
(Patiala), Dr. Karamjit Singh (Kurukshetra), Dr. Baldev Singh Cheema (Partiala),
Dr.Boota Singh Brar (Punjabi University Regional Centre, Bathinda), Dr. Jagdish Kaur,
(Director Languages and Communication, PAU, Ludhiana) and Dr. Rawail Singh (Delhi
University, Delhi) will participate. Dr. Sanjay Kaushik (Dean, College Development
Council, PU, Chandigarh) will be the Chief Guest of Valedictory session of the
Conference. The Valedictory address will be delivered by famous historian Dr. Ishwar
Dayal Gaur (Panjab University, Chandigarh). Dr. Gurpal Singh Sandhu and Prof.
Sukhdev Singh will be Guest of Honour. It is great pleasure for School of Punjabi
Studies and Department of Evening Studies that PADAM SHRI Dr. Surjit Patar (Chairman,
Punjab Arts Council) will deliver the presidential address.
Dr. Yog Raj Angrish (General Secretary, PLA) said that this is the 6th All
India Conference of Linguists and Folklorists. President of PLA Dr. Bhupinder Singh
Khaira said that PLA is a registered organization which dealing with the issues and
challenges to Punjabi Language, Literature, Folklore and Culture from the last 6
years. This year, PLA decided that Panjab University, Chandigarh is one of the
prominent University of India will host this Conference. In this year, the problems
and challenges faced by regional languages, including Punjabi language will be
discussed in the Conference. It is said that for the overall development of students,
the mother tongue is the most important factor. In this Conference, the issues of
mother tongue will also be discussed. He also assured that the PLA will bear all the
expenses on this Conference. This organization is a registered body approved by MHRD
and funded under UGC schemes.
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Chandigarh February 20, 2019

The Literary Club of University Institute Of Legal Studies (UILS), Panjab

University, Chandigarh organized a Mind Management Session with TEDx speaker Vishesh
Deep. Life and corporate coach Vishesh has transformed lives of thousands of youth
with his compelling sessions. In his session at UILS, he emphasized that the education
system focuses majorly on the applied skills while it is the soft skills that need to
be worked on. He shared several techniques to help students boost their clarity,
concentration and confidence. He made the students aware as to how they become prey of
their own thoughts and how handling their mind and emotions would go a long way in
shaping a happy and successful life. He introduced them to the power of meditation and
initiated them on the path of being a hardcore optimist.
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Chandigarh February 20, 2019
Session at USOL
The University School of Open Learning(USOL), Panjab University, Chandigarh
organized Placement Orientation Session for the students for registration with
Employment Exchange, Chandigarh. Ms. Meenakshi Goyal, Sub Regional Employment Officer,
University Employment and Information and Guidance Bureau, Panjab UniversitySector-14,
Chandigarh gave a presentation on manual registration as well as on-line registration
on National Career Service Cell of Govt. of India (www.ncs.gov.in). She sensitized
students about the advantages and opportunities available to them for employment in
the public sector. As many as 100 students form the various streams such as M.B.A,
M.COM, M.A. and B.ED. of USOL enthusiastically attended the event and their queries
were addressed.
The University School of Open learning, Panjab University, Chandigarh, also
observed World Day of Social Justice, in which Prof. Rattan Singh, Chairman,
University Institute of Legal Studies, PU delivered a special lecture. By citing many
important cases, he presented the present scenario of Social Justice in India and also
raised the issue about handling many challenges in this regard. The lecture was
attended by students and faculty members of USOL.
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Chandigarh February 20, 2019
PU Results
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 have been declared:-
1. Bachelor of Arts, 5th Sem., Dec. 2018
2. B.Sc.(H.S.) Botany, 1st Sem., Dec. 2017
3. M.A.(H.S.) Economics, 1st Sem., Dec. 2018
4. B.Voc (Textile & Fashion Technology), 5th Sem., Dec. 2018
5. Pre-PhD Course Work(Business Management& Commerce) May-18
6. M.A. Human Rights & Duties, 3rd Sem., Dec. 2018
The students are advised to see their results in their respective
Departments/Colleges/University website.