Chandigarh April 21, 2019
Syndicate Meeting

A meeting of the Syndicate and the special meeting of Senate of Panjab

University, Chandigarh, held here today considered the recommendations with regard to
conferment of Degree (Honoris Causa) and award of Vigyan Rattan on the following
persons:-
1. Dr. Sudha N. Murty, Trustee Infosys Foundation, Bangalore- D.Litt. (Honoris
Causa)
2. Dr. K. Sivan, Chairman, ISRO & Secretary, Department of Space, Bangalore-
Vigyan Rattan
The Syndicate unanimously approved the above and the same was approved by the Senate
also.

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Chandigarh -21/4/19

FDP on Econometrics concludes at UIAMS, PU
University Institute of Applied Management Science, Panjab University, Chandigarh successfully organised one week Faculty Development Programme from 15 - 21April, 2019.
The programme focussed on various econometric tools widely used for research purposes. 14 speakers from different parts of the country shared their expertise with faculty members and researchers. The programme had rigorous theoretical and practical sessions to ensure the complete understanding of different topics. All the participants greatly admired the academic sessions as well as the hospitality of the department.
The journey of academic sessions started with the lecture on Qualitative research followed by detailed discussion over different econometrics techniques that may be applied for the analysis purposes. The Time series analysis, Panel data analysis along with diagnostic testing of various regression assumptions like autocorrelation, heteroscedasticity, multicollinearity were beautifully demonstrated by the experts.
The programme was designed to cater the needs of all the participants and covered various facets of econometrics like event study analysis, efficiency analysis, causality analysis and co-integration. The eminent resource persons clearly demonstrated the assumptions of the analytical tool and the method of interpreting the results. Different dataset have been analysed through software to provide the practical glimpse of various techniques.
The valedictory session was presided by Prof. Gurdeep Singh Batra, Dean (Academics) Punjabi University, Patiala. He deliberated on the immense utility of the econometric tools and techniques for the research purposes. Prof. Batra narrated about different national and international funding opportunities available for the researchers.
Prof. Upasana Joshi Sethi, Director, UIAMS, congratulated programme coordinators Dr. Nishi Sharma & Dr. Anupreet Mavi for the success of the programme. Prof Sanjeev Sharma thanked the participants and organising committee members to make the event successful.