Chandigarh August 20, 2019
Prof. Raj Kumar, Vice Chancellor, Panjab University, Chandigarh motivated the
students to stay focussed and determined to achive their goals

Prof. Raj Kumar, Vice Chancellor, Panjab University, Chandigarh motivated the
students to stay focussed and determined to achive their goals while speaking during a
formal orientation day programme being organized by University Institute of
Engineering & Technology (UIET), PU as a part of their three weeks ongoing Induction
Programme. He also promised the young budding minds to open a new venture in the
university that would be beneficial for their academic and personal growth.
Prof. Dheera Sanghi, Director PEC, Chandigarh shared his widespread leadership
experiences with the students that would help them to conquer their goals.
Prof. Savita Gupta, Director UIET informed that several activities like Yoga,
meditation, marathon are being organised for their physical, mental and spiritual
growth during the three weeks programme.
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Chandigarh August 20, 2019
110 saplings planted in Girls Hostel No. 6, PU
A Tree Plantation drive was organised in Women Hostel No.6 (Mother Teresa
Hall) in its premises under the guidance of Sh. Anil Thakur, Deputy Executive Engineer
(Horticulture), Panjab University, Chandigarh.
Prof. Emanual Nahar, Dean Student Welfare and Prof. Neena Caplash, Dean
Student Welfare (W) planted the trees in the hostel alongwith the warden, Dr. Namita
Gupta, staff members and residents. The wardens of other hostels were also present on
this moment.
Prof. Emanual Nahar and Prof. Neena Caplash also inaugurated the fruit garden
of the hostel. The fruit garden has been created to provide fruits to residents who
cannot afford to purchase fruits from the market.
The residents pledged to take care of these plants.
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Chandigarh August 20, 2019
5 Ordinary Fellows nominated to PU Senate
Shri M. Venkaiah Naidu, Hon’ble Vice-President of India in his capacity as a
Chancellor of Panjab University, Chandigarh in exercise of powers vested in him under
the Panjab University Act, nominates the following persons as Ordinary Fellows to the
Senate of the Panjab University w.e.f. August 17, 2019 till October 31, 2020:-
1. Sh. Somparkash Kainth, Union Minister of State (Commerce & Industry.
2. Prof. Rajinder Bhandari, Former Vice Chairman, Punjab Planning Board
3. Prof. Raj Kumar Bhatia, Senior Vice President of the Antar Rashtriya Sahyog
Parishad
4. Sh. Anilesh Mahajan, Senior Editor of a National Magazine
5. Ms. Amita Rishi, former member of the Punjab Public Service Commission
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Chandigarh August 20, 2019
CUWR Rankings
In a recently released world ranking for 2019-20 by “Center for World Ranking
University (CUWR)”, Panjab University (PU) has been placed in the top 4.1% worldwide,
which is an outstanding achievement for PU.
The objective indicators used for the ranking are quality of education, alumni
employment, quality of faculty, and research performance with no reliance on surveys
and university data submissions.
This Year PU ranks at # 12 nationally improving one place up from the last
year rank at # 13. Its “quality of Education” rank has been put at # 433 which also
has improved a lot form the last year rank that was # 620. The Alumni employment Rank
is 587 and this has slipped down from 566 of last year. The research performance rank
is at 779 with an overall score of 71.6.
The world rank of PU is 803 that has also improved four positions up from last
year rank of 807. The top three positions are grabbed by Indian Institute of Science
Bangalore,
Indian Institute of Management Ahmedabad, and Indian Institute of Technology Delhi.
The Center for World University Ranking (CWUR) is a leading consulting organization
providing policy advice, strategic insights, and consulting services to governments
and universities to improve educational and research outcomes.

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Chandigarh August 20, 2019
PU VC meets Union Minister of State
Prof. Raj Kumar, Vice Chancellor, Panjab University,
Chandigarh met Sh. Somparkash Kainth, Union Minister of State
(Commerce & Industry), today at New Delhi. He discussed various
proposals regarding sanction of Developmental Grant for the upliftment
of existing infrastructure to meet the contemporary developmental
needs of this heritage institution of higher education. He also
informed him that PU is most sought after University for North Eastern
students and PU is considering special facilities for the same for
which, extra grants are required. The Minister assured of all help.
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Chandigarh August 20, 2019
2nd Day of Seminar
The second day of the seven days’ National
Seminar-cum-Workshop on Inclusion: Moving Forward from 19th to 25th
August 2019, organized by Centre for Academic Leadership and Education
Management (CALEM), Department of Education, PU, Chandigarh in
collaboration with Government Rehabilitation Institute for
Intellectual Disabilities (GRIID) was initiated by Prof. Kuldeep Kaur
who chaired the session and also introduced the resource person for
the first technical session Dr. Wasim Ahmad, Assistant Professor,
GRIID.

Dr. Ahmed dwelled on the need and importance of Universal
Design for Learning (UDL). He also emphasized that UDL can eliminate
the barriers in the curriculum and can benefit all the learners, not
only those with special needs.

The second session entitled, “Reflection on Inclusion from
the perspectives of RTE 2009, RPWD 2016 and DNEP 2019 by Prof.
Virendra Kumar, former Dean, Faculty of Laws, PU. He initiated the
talk through an article titled “Over the teachers” published in the
Indian Express, wherein he deliberated upon the idea of how education
could be used or is being used as a powerful tool for bringing about
Inclusive Social Order.

Prof. Sudesh Mukhopadhyay, former Chairperson of
Rehabilitation Council of India (RCI) spoke intensively about the
accommodations for being responsive and inclusive. She highlighted the
difference between modification and accommodation and also emphasized
how accommodation could help special kids to learn the same material
which allows them to meet the expectations of the mainstream.

Dr. Himangshu Dass, Director, National Institute for
Empowerment of Person with Multiple Disabilities, Chennai wherein he
shared his experiences and highlighted the various experiments on
inclusion in India.

All the sessions were very interactive and evoked
pertinent questions by the participants which were explicated vividly
by the experts. The sessions of day two concluded with the vote of
thanks to all the resource persons by the program coordinator Prof.
Raj K. Gupta.