Chandigarh March 18, 2019


With suicidal terrorist attack on CRPF personnel recently
in Pulwama district killing 40 personnel and India responding by Air
strikes on the terrorist training camps of Jaish-e-Mohammad at
Balakot, Pakistan, the relations between the two countries has led to
severe escalation of tensions.

Department of Defence and National Security Studies, Panjab University
and Gyan Setu (Think Tank) conducted a one day National Seminar today
on “Emerging Dynamics of India-Pakistan Relations” with Chief Guest as
Sh. Manpreet Singh Badal, Honourable Finance and Planning Minister of
Punjab; Vice Chancellor Panjab University,Prof Raj Kumar; Mr R K
Kaushik, Commissioner Ropar Division, Lt Gen K J Singh (Retd),Maharaja
Ranjit Singh Chair professor; Dr Jaskaran Singh Waraich, Chairperson,
Deptt of defence and national security studies, Senior Eminent
Veterans of Indian Armed Forces, Eminent bureaucrats ,Learned members
of GyanSetu , staff and students of the Department.

During the inaugural session, General K J Singh delivered the welcome
speech and highlighted the importance of conducting such seminars to
enlighten the understanding of the students who are the future
generation of the country. Mr Kaushik, the key note speaker
highlighted Historic relationship between the two countries and
stressed upon the power of establishment in Pakistan. He also spoke
about systematic brain washing which is carried out by means of text
books and other media targeting the youth of Pakistan and creating
hatred towards India. Vice Chancellor, Prof Raj Kumar stressed upon
the relationship with respect to the economies of both the countries.
He also said that the terrorist activities emitting from the soil of
Pakistan has weakened its image globally. Chief Guest,Sh.Badal
reiterated that relations between both the countries need to be seen
from the prism of the historical perspective.He narrated the bitter
memories of partition on both the sides. He also laid down the
necessity to respect the Institutions like Judiciary,Election
commission etc. and need to progress the economy of the country with
higher growth rate. Dr Jaskaran Singh Waraich while giving the
concluding remarks highlighted that the Department has conducted four
seminars on issues related to Pakistan in last 3 years and also
proposed to set up the “Centre of Excellence”for research on Pakistan
studies in the Deptt. which is presently not run in any of the
universities,Institutes or think tanks. Vice Chancellor gave an
informal agreement to this proposal.

The Inaugural session was followed by two technical
sessions. First session was on the Geo-Political and Strategic
realities of both the countries, chaired by Sh. K. C. Singh IFS,
exAmbassdor to UAE& Iran with panelists as Maj Gen Amarjit Singh
(Retd), Brig I J Singh (Retd) and Dr Shalini Chawla, Senior fellow,
CAPS (Centre for Air power Studies).

Second session was conducted on Security Dynamics chaired
by Prof. Rakesh Datta, former member, NSAB with panellists as Lt. Gen.
Gurdeep Singh (Retd), Lt. Gen. J. S. Cheema (Retd) and Air Marshall J.
S. Chauhan (Retd).

The seminar discussed the various issues between both the
countries including the strategic culture of Pakistan and the
relations in past, present and the way forward.

Chandigarh March 18, 2019

o Day National Seminar on the title, ‘Study of Sacred Spaces and Cults in Pre-Modern North-West India’

Sacred Spaces and Cults in Pre-Modern North-West India’ is organized
by the Department of History, Panjab University, Chandigarh in
collaboration with ICSSR-NWRC, Chandigarh on March 18th-19th, 2019. On
the first day of the seminar, the keynote address is delivered by
Prof. Mahesh Sharma, Professor of History, DES-MDRS, Panjab
University, Chandigarh. He deliberated on the idea of sacred centre,
its formation and its relation with the profane and spiritual worlds.
Prof. Sharma also discussed the concept of Axis Mundi, according to
which mountains, ponds and other geographical features acted as the
centre of the world of cosmos. This centre, constructed by the
devotees and sacred centre, also exhibits the relation between human
self perception and the idea of sacredness in the manifested world.
The Chief Guest, Dr. Sarvdeep Singh Dhatt, Additional Professor (PGI,
Chandigarh) narrated a relevant anecdote about the process through
which sacredness is somehow created through an endeavour of human
beings to protect, what belongs to them. Prof. J. K Sharma, former
Professor of History, Department of History, Panjab University, and
Prof G.C Chauhan, Professor of History, DES-MDRS, Panjab University,
Chandigarh, chaired the first technical session, in which D.r Garima
(Asst Archaeologist, ASI Chandigarh circle), Dr. Tara Sheemar (JDM
College, Delhi University), Prof. Jigar Mohmmad (University of Jammu,
J&K), Prof. Reeta Grewal (Professor of History, Dept. of History,
Panjab University, Chandigarh) presented their papers on themes, viz.,
Art in Context; Devotional Queen and Sorceresses; Persian Sources on
the Water Springs and other religious places of Kashmir under the
Mughals; Sacred Spaces and Communities in Early 19th Century. The
second technical session chaired by Prof. Jigar Muhammad and Dr. Vinay
Kumar (Associate Professor, JCDAV Collge, Dasuya, Punjab) saw over
several papers, presented in their technical session. In the third
technical session, chaired by Dr. Mohammad Idris, HOD, Dept. of
History, Punjabi University, Patiala and Dr. Jasbir, Assistant
Professor, Dept of History, Panjab University, Chandigarh around ten
papers ranging from popular cults and temples in Himachal, Punjab,
Jammu and Kashmir, and Rajasthan were presented.


Chandigarh March 18, 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

1. M.B.B.S. (Final) Prof. Part-I, Nov.. 2018

2. M.Sc.(Instrumentation), 1st Sem., Dec. 2018

3. M.Sc.(Instrumentation), 3rd Sem., Dec. 2018

4. B.Sc.(Hons.) Mathematics, 5th Sem., Dec. 2018

5. P.G. Diploma in Women Studies, Dec. 2018

6. L.L.M. 2nd Sem, (Re-appear) (Golden Chance), January 2019

7. L.L.M. 3rd Sem(Re-appear) (Golden Chance), January 2019

8. L.L.M. 4th Sem(Re-appear), (Golden Chance), January 2019

9. M.Sc.(H.S.), Chemistry, 3rd Sem., Dec. 2018

10. M.A. Geography, 1st Sem., Dec. 2018

11. M.Sc.(Bio-Technology), 1st Sec., Dec. 2018

12. B.E.(Food Tech.), 4th Sem & 6th Sem., (Re-appear), January 2019

The students are advised to see their results in their respective
Departments/Colleges/University website.

Chandigarh March 18, 2019
Professor Ram Lal Gupta, who served the University Institute of Pharmaceutical
Science, Panjab University dedicatedly for around 33 years, left for his heavenly
abode yesterday evening.
Former Dean of Faculty of Pharmaceutical Sciences, Professor Gupta was a
highly dedicated teacher, prolific researcher and experienced organizer of the
Pharmaceutical Conference events. He has been the Founder Director Principal of
ASBASJS Memorial College of Pharmacy at Bela (Dist Ropar) too, which he served after
his superannuation from Panjab University for about 16 years. He is survived by his
wife and two daughters.
Chandigarh March 18, 2019
A one day seminar “Child Friendly Cities: Special Focus on Rights of Children:
Social Work Intervention to commemorate Word Social Work Day was organised by Centre
for Social Work, Panjab University in collaboration with Chandigarh Commission for the
protection of Child Rights and State Legal Service Authority, Chandigarh, here today.
Ms. Harjinder Kaur, Chairperson, Chandigarh Commission for Protection of Child Rights
was the Chief Guest and Sh. Mahavir Singh, Member Secretary, State Legal Service
Authority was the Guest of Honour of the Seminar. Shri. T.C. Nautiyal from Indian
Forest Services was also one of the panellists in the seminar.
The opening remark of the seminar was given by Dr. Monica Munjial Singh,
Chairperson, Centre for Social Work, Panjab University, she discussed about the
importance of Human relationships.
Ms Harjinder Kaur discussed about United Nations Convention on the Rights of
Children and talked about the four basic rights of Children.
Faculty Members, Students, Research Scholars and participants from different
departments of Panjab University, Chandigarh Commission for the Protection of Child
Rights and State Legal Service Authority, Chandigarh participated in this Seminar.

Chandigarh March 18, 2019

To celebrate World Water Day which falls on 22 March,2019, NSS volunteers of
Panjab University, Chandigarh supported the Pond Cleaning and awareness drive of L&T
company(CSR activity) at village Joula Khurd, Dera Bassi block, SAS Nagar, Mohali. We
are grateful for the all out support of Mr.N.K.Sharma, M.L.A, Zirakpur in this
initiative taken up as a CSR activity by 25 volunteers of L & T team and PU NSS
volunteers. The efforts of the Sarpanch of the village Joula Khurd S.Parminder Singh
in extending his support in this initiative led to the successful completion of the
project. Also these volunteers participated in the cleanliness awareness drive at the
location of the identified pond. The volunteers met the village residents and tried to
make them aware of the benefits of cleanliness of the pond and also discussed the
benefits of clean water in the ponds. Villagers also committed to the volunteers that
they would make efforts to keep their pond clean. The village Sarpanch also said that
he will make efforts to create walkways around the pond and beautify the entire place
by planting more trees around the park. The efforts of student volunteers were also
appreciated and acknowledged when they received certificates of Appreciation from the
L & T team. Dr. Anupreet Kaur Mavi coordinated the activity as Programme Officer, NSS
Panjab University, Chandigarh with support from Dr.Amandeep Singh Marwaha, Associate
Director, Central Placement Cell, Panjab University, Chandigarh.

Chandigarh March 18, 2019
Annual sports day event held at Girls Hostel No. 2, Panjab University,
Chandigarh in the Hostel ground. Residents participated in the events like 50 m race,
100 m lemon race and other indoor games like badminton, carromboard, chess etching.
Dr. Kamla, warden encouraged students to take part in the games.
Press Release No. 7395
Press Note 3(Photo attached)
Chandigarh March 18, 2019
University Institute of Legal Studies, Panjab University, Chandigarh organized
and concluded the 2nd Intro Department Trial Advocacy Competition, 2019. The black and
white embellishments welcomed the spirit of 40 Teams from within the department to
show their skills in art of articulation.
The first day of Competition comprised of one preliminary round adjudged by
advocates of Punjab and Haryana High Court, District Courts of the Tricity and Alumni
of UILS. The first round commenced after the briefing of the judges in the moot court
hall. The bars were set high by the end of the first round due to exceptional
analytical and argumentative skills. The preliminary round 2 proceeded on 2nd day with
participants and witnesses demonstrating exuberant devotion towards their
argumentative skills. The judges of the preliminary rounds were acknowledged with
mementos as a mark of respect. The 2nd day then preceded with quarter finals adjudged
by advocates of Punjab & Haryana High Court and District Courts followed by Semi final
rounds adjudged by senior advocates and senior professors of the department.
With vibrant argumentative skills, top two teams qualified for the finals in
the moot court hall adjudged by Hon’ble Mr. Justice Rajan Gupta, Hon’ble Mr. Justice
Avneesh Jhingan and Prof. (Dr.). Rajinder Kaur, Professor, UILS, PU.
The whole event was successful because of creative and scholarly richness of
the organizing committee who worked under the guidance and support of Prof. (Dr.).
Rattan Singh, Director, UILS and Dr. Jai Mala, Faculty, Coordinator, Moot Court
Society, UILS, PU.
Chandigarh March 18, 2019
Day 7 of Workshop on Education
Centre of Academic Leadership and Education Management (CALEM), Department of
Education, Panjab University, Chandigarh – under the aegis of Pandit Madan Mohan
Malaviya National Mission on Teachers and Teaching (PMMMNMTT), Ministry of Human
Resource Development, Government of India – is organising seven days’ workshop on
‘Inclusion: Making it happen’ from 11th to 17th March, 2019.
On the seventh day of National workshop on “Inclusion: Making it Happen”,
participants shared their experiences of the workshop. Prof. Tehal Kohli, President,
INPA shared her journey in the field of inclusive education and Professor Anuradha
Sharma summarized the report of the entire workshop. Prof. Latika Sharma, Chairperson,
Department of Education, Panjab University congratulated the organizers and the
participants on organizing a successful workshop Prof. Kirandeep Singh encouraged the
participants. Participants were handed over the certificate. Prof. Raj Gupta,
professor, Department of Education concluded the session by expressing gratitude to
all the stakeholders in the workshop.