Chandigarh August 13, 2019
On the occasion of International Youth Day, Sh. Bikram Rana, State Liaison Officer
(SLO) NSS, Chandigarh appreciated the ANN ANAND FOR ANIMALS initiative" of NSS,
Panjab University, Chandigarh under the mentorship of Dr Gaurav Gaur, NSS Programme
Officer, PU which is purely on voluntary basis along-with his team for welfare of
animals and saving the environment. UN General Assembly has designated 12 August as
International Youth Day since 1999. As per the United Nations, at present there are
1.8 billion youth between the age of 10-24 years across the world.
SLO said that “instead of all odds, Dr Gaur and his team have shown the
highest level of the commitment and passion towards the best use of left over green
vegetables collected from various hostels and canteens and transporting them to the
cow sheds at their own. There, all this material is offered to cows and especially to
the bulls as food. The SLO announced that very soon he would honour all these
youngsters for doing this exceptional initiative.
Dr. Gaur, shared with the Dr Bikram Rana and Dr Navdeep Sharma, NSS, Programme
Coordinator, PU about the various roles performed by different students in the
execution of these activities step by step. He shared that at present various
students, NSS volunteers, alumni of the University and other philanthropists’ are
supporting this cause. He shared that, after winters it was very difficult to maintain
this project because there were no more left over green vegetables available in the
hostels. This made the team members to think and rethink on various ways to sustain
this activity. Finally with the zeal and dedication shown by all of them, we were able
to continue the same even in summer vacations. He said we have started collecting
green fodder through the help of various students, like minded families and other
volunteers from outside the University and started transporting it to the nearest cow-
This initiative is now supported by the team of volunteers including
Ms Ishita Choudhary, Mr Shishpal Seokand, Mr Sanjay, Ms Samiksha Sood, Ms Yukti, Ms
Garima Sharma, Mr Hannu Gandhi and Mr Aadishwar Chandel from within and outside the
University. While interacting, the SLO appreciated the hard efforts made by the whole
team who have made the State Cell of NSS along with Panjab University authorities to
feel proud about this unique programme. He along with Dr Navdeep applauded the efforts
of Dr Gaur for having such a dedicated team of students and leading it and setting-up
an example of humanitarian effort in community service by really doing.
Chandigarh August 13, 2019
Panjab University Extends the NSS Enrolment Date
Panjab University has extended enrolment for NSS volunteers in its teaching
Departments& its affiliated colleges. PU NSS Coordinator Navdeep Sharma has informed
that no enrolment form would be accepted after the stated deadline 31.8.2019.The
students who enroll & participate in NSS activities for one year will get a
certificate. Similarly who will complete 2 or 3 years as regular NSS volunteers will
be awarded B & C certificate respectively. For any further information, Student can
contact NSS office, PU, Chandigarh. The Students can download the NSS form from the
Chandigarh August 13, 2019
PU Professor gets Top Cited Author Award 2019
Panjab University’s faculty, Dr Vishal Sharma from Institute of Forensic
Science & Criminology, has been conferred with India Top Cited Author Award 2019 by
IOP Publishing, United Kingdom (UK). IOP Publishing is a subsidiary of Institute of
Physics (IOP) based at London (UK). This is society-owned scientific publisher,
providing impact, recognition and value for the scientific community. Their aim is to
cover the latest and best research in the physical sciences and beyond.
The selection process for India Top Cited Author Award 2019 was based on the top 1% of
the most-cited papers from India in the field of Physics; Materials, Biosciences,
Astronomy and Astrophysics, Environmental Science, and Mathematical Sciences,
published across the whole IOP Publishing portfolio in the past three years (2016 to
2018), using citations recorded in Web of Science. The award is given to him at Panjab
University by IOP Publishing representative Ms. Arti Manoja from New Delhi.

Dr. Vishal Sharma says that this is a great achievement for me as I am the only
awardees from Panjab University and I dedicate this award to my father who left us
last year. He congratulated his students for their contribution in this achievement.
He further told that top cited authors from India are being recognised for the
significance of their work with an IOP Publishing award. The award is for
corresponding authors from India, for work published across the whole IOP Publishing
journal portfolio in the past three years (2016-2018).
Prabu Desikan, Regional Director for South Asia at IOP Publishing, said:
“India’s influence, contribution and status in the field of international research is
growing continuously. We at IOP Publishing believe it is important to recognise the
contribution of the outstanding scientists from this country, and we are proud to
present these awards to them.”
Dr. Vishal Sharma is having 15 years of teaching experience and his is
currently working on the various applications like development of new materials for
fingerprint sensing, Analytical Chemistry, Chemometrics in Forensic Science, Ageing of
writing inks and bloodstains, Spectroscopic applications in writing paper, Analyses of
Questioned Documents, Ion beam interaction for Forensic Applications. Dr. Vishal
Sharma is the author of around 65 peer-reviewed scientific papers from International
Journals and six book chapters. Recently he is invited as Editorial Board member of
two Elsevier Journals namely Forensic Science International: Reports and Forensic
Science International: Synergy. He has also edited a book on Radiation Effects in
Polymeric Materials from Springer Nature Publisher.
Chandigarh August 13, 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. B.Ed(Mental Retardation) 4th Semester,May-19

2. MA(Governance & Leadership) 2nd Semester,May-19

3. MA(History) 4th Semester,May-19

4. M.Sc(Environment Science) 2nd Semester,May-19

5. B.Sc(H.S) in Bio-Physics 3rd Semester,Dec-18

6. M.Sc(H.S) Mathematics 2nd Semester,May-19

7. MA (Economics) 2nd Semester,May-19

8. MA(History of Visual Arts) 4th Semester,May-19

The students are advised to see their result in their
respective Departments/Colleges/University website.
Dept of Hindi releases new issue of it's research journal 'Parishodh'

Chandigarh, 13 Aug: Prof. Raj Kumar, Vice Chancellor, Panjab
University today released the new issue of 'Parishodh' the research
journal brought out by Dept of Hindi, PU. Prof. Kumar congratulated
the Department for bringing out the new issue. The last issue of the
journal came out on 14th September 2018. Dr. Gurmeet Singh,
Chairperson, Dept of Hindi, informed that the journal 'Parishodh' was
started by noted Hindi writer Dr Hazari Prasad Dwivedi in the year
1964 . He also informed that the current issue has been dedicated to
famous writer Krishna Sobti who passed away in January this year.
Parishodh has succeeded to continuously feature in the UGC list of
journals and is currently also the part of new list of journals
released by UGC. The website for the journal was prepared last year
is also regularly updated.