Chandigarh October 9, 2019
Workshop Psychotherapy at PU
Department of Community Education and Disability Studies, Panjab University, Chandigarh
organized two days Workshop on Psychotherapy applied in Indian settings conducted by
Psychowaves expert team from different states of India trained in applications of
various psychotherapeutic techniques.
Prof. Navleen Kaur, Chairperson in her inaugural address emphasised on the importance
of Cognitive Psychotherapy in managing various mental health issues without medicine.
She also emphasized that instead of defending on medicine, counseling, family and
social support could mitigate the suffering of humanity
The faculty of the course from psychowaves team included Dr Jini K Gopinath, Master
Trainer for Psychotherapies, Dr Tarlochan Singh, senior psychologist and Director
psychowaves and Prof Dwarka Prashad, a Retired Prof of Clinical Psychology from PGI,
Chandigarh.
Dr Tarlochan Singh said, “nearly 30% of population needs immediate attention that are
suffering from various mental health and emotional issues. There is huge gap between
the professional Psychological services and the sufferer because of lack of trained
mental professionals. So such trainings program encourages the practitioners to learn
and get practical hands on training exposure with trained experts.
All the Faculty of the Department of Community Education and Disability Studies
including Mr Shamsad Alam, Mr Dalel Singh, Mr Nitin Raj participated in the said
workshop.
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Chandigarh October 9, 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. Post Graduate Diploma in Guidance and Counseling
2. BE(Civil)-3rd Semester,July-19
3. BE(Civil)-7th Semester,July-19
4. BA/B.Com LLB (Hons.) -Ist Semester,May-19

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

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Chandigarh October 9, 2019
Workshop for the Role of Law in the Cyber Age at PU
The Criminal Justice practicum Cell of University Institute of Legal Studies
(UILS), Panjab University, Chandigarh, successfully organized a workshop on Mobile
Phone Vulnerability in collaboration with Central Detective Training Institution
(CDTI), Chandigarh.
This workshop was organized under the mentorship of Prof. (Dr.) Rattan Singh,
Director, UILS and Dr Anju Choudary, Assistant Professor (Law) - Coordinator Criminal
Justice practicum cell, which was aimed at creating awareness among the students
regarding the vulnerabilities faced by everyday electronics and cyber solutions
available for the same. Students were made aware about internet safety and the
prevalent cyber crimes by Sh. Gurcharan Singh, Faculty Cyber Crime, CDTI. They were
apprised with the various security measures available to prevent these vulnerabilities
and their pros and cons thus providing a comprehensive analysis of the same. The
students were also briefed upon the legal aspects of cyber crime and given tips on how
to avoid falling into traps set by such criminals.
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Chandigarh October 9, 2019
PU Faculty Awarded
Dr. Gaurav Verma, Associate Professor (Polymers) & Adjunct Faculty
(Nanoscience & Nanotechnology) Dr SS Bhatnagar University Institute of Chemical
Engineering & Technology Panjab University, Chandigarh was awarded Certificate of
recognition for Outstanding contribution to Indian Agriculture and Indian Agrochemical
Industry by The Indian Chemical Council (Estd. 1938) which is the apex national body
representing all branches of the Chemical Industry in India such as Organic & Inorganic
Chemicals, Plastics & Petrochemicals & Petroleum Refineries, Dyestuffs & Dye-
intermediates, Fertilizers & Pesticides, Specialty Chemicals, Paints etc.
Dr. Verma was recognised is for his Research work in Nanotechnology with
innovative solutions for agriculture and related fields and the use of Chemicals for
different applications in Coatings.
The Indian Chemical Council is dedicated to the growth of the Indian Chemical
Industry. Established in 1938, ICC has over the years grown its functions and offerings
to cater to the varying needs of the Indian Chemical Industry.
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Chandigarh October 9, 2019
Regional Conference on Good Governance at PU
The Indian Institute of Public Administration(IIPA), Punjab and Chandigarh (UT)
Regional Branch organized a regional conference on the theme ‘Good Governance and
United Nations Sustainable Development Goals’ in collaboration with the Department of
Public Administration, Panjab University Chandigarh, here today.
Sh. B.S. Ojha, I.A.S. (Retd.), former Chief Secretary, Government of Haryana
and Chairman, IIPA Punjab & Chandigarh Regional Branch in his presidential address said
that ensuring credibility of the data and educating the masses are two key strategies
to achieve SDGs by the end of the year 2030.
Prof. B.S. Ghuman, Honorary Secretary, IIPA Punjab and Chandigarh (UT) Regional
Branch and Vice-Chancellor, Punjabi University, Patiala while welcoming the
participants and introducing the theme opined that well formulated public policies fail
to deliver at the implementation stage. Same is likely to happen, in case, SDGs are not
properly linked with quality of governance. The 17 SDGs having 169 concrete targets and
230 indicators are guiding factors for achieving sustainable development. The focus
must be on reaching a situation meeting the overarching philosophy behind
conceptualization of SDGs, ‘No One is Left Behind’. This can be achieved if and only if
the quality of governance improves through surgical routes.
Dr Bhawna Gupta, Assistant Professor, Department of Public Administration and
Ms Chatanpreet Kaur, Research Scholar presented the theme paper written by Professor C.
Sheela Reddy. During their presentation they opined that the Sustainable Development
Goals (SDGs) are an ambitious commitment by world leaders which set out a universal and
an unprecedented agenda which embraces economic, environmental and social aspects of
the wellbeing of societies. Good governance holds the key for achieving these goals.
Thus the theme paper is a timely publication in this regard dwelling inter-linkages
between good governance and SDGs. Bringing together the right stakeholders, measuring
progress, optimal use of information technology, regional cooperation and the north-
south divide are major challenges before governance in achieving SDGs. The major policy
prescriptions in this regard include developing capacities of the stakeholders
implementing SDGs, sharing of best practices, continuous dialogues between the
stakeholders, reforming governance structures and formulating policies based on
knowledge generated from peer reviewed research which is conceptually sound,
contextually sensitive, quality driven and trustworthy.
The presentation was followed by a discussion in which participants included
Prof. B.S. Ghuman, Prof. Balram Gupta, Prof. Ramanjit K Johal, Dr Ranjeet Singh, Mr
Sandeep Kumar, Ms Harsimran Kaur and Mr Udaiveer Singh.
Dr Navreet, Department of Public Administration, Panjab University, Chandigarh
proposed vote of thanks.

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Chandigarh October 9, 2019

PU Professor awarded
Dr. Sushil Kumar Kansal, Professor of Dr. SSB University Institute of Chemical
Engg., Panjab University has been awarded with “Hiyoshi Think of Ecology Award” by
Hiyoshi Ecological Services, Hiyoshi Corporation, Japan in recognition of outstanding
research and application in the field of Environmental Conservation and Protection in
India at Nagaaki Yamamoto Seminar Hall, ABK-AOTS DOSOKAI, Tamilnadu Centre, Chennai.
His Excellency Mr. Kojiro Uchiyama, Consul General of Japan in Chennai has given this
award to Dr. Kansal. The award carries a citation, a trophy and a cash prize of Rs.
25,000/-.
Prof. Kansal has more than 20 years of teaching as well as
research experience in Environmental Science and Engg. The main emphasis of his
research is to develop low cost treatment technologies and efficient sensors which can
be easily used and afforded by developing countries. He has many fellowships and awards
in his credit including DAAD Fellowship, Germany; Visiting Scientist to South China
University of Technology, Guangzhou, China; Nominated Visiting Scholar to visit
Mauritius by UGC, Govt. of India; Visiting Faculty to University of Waterloo, Canada
and Mentor, Newton-Bhabha India-UK Advanced Training Course in Waste Water Treatment at
University of Hull, UK. His total numbers of publications are 110. Professor Kansal has
an H-index: 29 with total citations more than 3100 (Google Scholar) and is involved in
a number of research projects funded by many agencies including UGC, AICTE, DST, and
MHRD, TEQIP. Currently, he is supervising 8 Ph Ds and 07 master’s students. Recently,
he has also been awarded with Smt. Prem Lata Jain Best Researcher Award (2017) by Smt.
Prem Lata Jain and Prof. D. V. S. Jain Research Foundation.
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