Chandigarh November 8, 2019
PU Declared 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. B.Pharmacy-Ist Semester, August-2019 (Golden Chance)
2. B.Pharmacy-2nd Semester, August-2019 (Golden Chance)
3. BA/B.ed-4th Semester, May-19

The students are advised to see their result in their respective
Departments/Colleges/University website.
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Chandigarh November 8, 2019
550th birth anniversary of Shri Guru Nanak Dev Celebrated at PU

The Department of Center for Systems Biology and Bioinformatics, Panjab University
celebrated the the 550th birth anniversary of Shri Guru Nanak Dev Ji by the recital of
Anand Sahib Path, reading of the holy book of the Sikhs, Guru Granth Sahib. It was
followed by commemorating the life of Guru Nanak Dev Ji which was followed by the
melodious recital of Shabad Gurbani by the students of the Department various Shloks
signifying various teachings of Guru Nanak Dev Ji were also shared at the forum
highlighting the importance of women in the society.
The Department of Library and Information Science, Panjab University also organized a
Special Lecture on the occasion by Dr. Amardeep Kaur, Assistant Professor in MCM DAV,
College Chandigarh on ‘Life, Philosophy and Teachings of Shri Guru Nanak Dev Ji’.

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Chandigarh November 8, 2019
E-CONTENT DEVELOPMENT FOR MOOCS WORKSHOP AT PU

Prof. Jatinder Grover, CALEM Coordinator, Panjab University, and Dr. Vishal Sharma,
SWAYAM Coordinator PU, introduced the theme and topics to the participants attending
seven days workshop on designing and development of the Massive Open Online Courses
(MOOCs). The workshop is being organised by the Centre of Academic Leadership and
Education Management (CALEM) and Swayam Cell, Panjab University, Chandigarh.
The day four of workshop was devoted to the e-content development at ETV Studio at
NITTTR, Chandigarh. The Instructional design and creating effective learning
experiences by Mr. Girish Gurjar from IIM, Banglore were discussed. The rest of the
sessions were dedicated to the practical aspects of video production and editing of the
e-content in the ETV studio. Prof. Maitreyee Dutta coordinated the practical sessions.
The technical team consisting of Savita Bhanot (STA, ETV), Anurag Soni (Cameraman),
Jagir Singh, Baljeet, Monika Arora, Harjot Pal Singh, G.B. Pandey handled the studio
production and post production sessions. The participants were shown the e-content
developed in the studio after post production or final editing was done. The discussion
and feedback session between the participants and the technical team culminated in the
practical session at NITTTR, Chandigarh.
The day five was devoted to the understanding of learner-centric MOOC model by Dr.
Vineeta Shah from IIT, Mumbai. She explained in detail the concept and intricacies of
Learning by doing (LeD) and Learning Extension Trajectories (LxT) with the help of
group activities and multimedia presentations. LxT enables the learner to increase the
depth of their knowledge which usually supported by the assimilation quiz. The Learning
Experience Interactions (LxI) in which learners interact via discussion forums were
also discussed in detail.
Prof. Rajat Sandhir discussed the issues of Plagiarism in the MOOCs in the last
academic session. He emphasized that the proper referencing and citation of the
original sources from where the educational content was shared or used for developing
the MOOCs is imperative.

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Chandigarh November 8, 2019
Nukad Nataks by UILS PU students

The 5th year students of University Institute of Legal Studies,
Panjab University, Chandigarh performed 8 different street plays on
the theme Environment spreading awareness about increasing pollution,
deforestation, wastage of water and the adverse effects of the same at
Sector 17 plaza Sukhna lake from from 4th -7th November.

The plays titled Parivartan, Surat Badalni Chahiye, Prakriti se Panga
and Trahimaam were performed at sector 17 plaza and the plays titled
Vote for Vatavaran, Krishi Sangrakshan, Prakritika Darpan and Umeed
were performed at Sukhna lake. The students through the medium of
Nukkad Nataks encouraged the public to save our mother earth by
conserving resources and banning the use of single use plastic.

The students of UILS, Panjab University also conducted a survey on
effectiveness of Swachh Bharat Abhiyan was conducted in Sector 15, 24
and 37 of Chandigarh. An analysis of the collective data of the
concerned area brought out that-

Around 80% (1089) of the people in the sample space knew about the
Mission, and still about 75% (947) people felt the need of improvement
in the policies.

About 55% (638) People in the sector feel there are enough dustbins
available around, while other negate it or [UTF-8?]aren’t sure.

35% (364) of the population is not at all aware of the concept of
single use plastic and is continuing to use the same.

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Research can be a return on investment for economic growth of India

The fifth day of the International Brain Research Organization (IBRO) -Asia Pacific Regional Committee (APRC) supported seminar on the theme ‘Blood-Brain-Barrier: From Basic Physiology to Neurological Disorders’ started with a lecture from Prof. A. B. Pant, CSIR-IITR, Lucknow. He highlighted the significance of ethical standards in the field of research. He also emphasized that key to research is planning, performing, reporting and monitoring of research data.

Prof. A. K. Mishra, DRDO-INMAS, New Delhi discussed the role of educational growth of the Indian students and also emphasized on the importance of bringing basic sciences to the front line in the area of research. Educating researchers about having a strong methodology and making them realize to prevent the misuse of Intellectual Property Rights (IPR) will translate into development of research. Good and ethical research can be in future a return on investment for the country and promote economic growth for India.

Prof. Suresh Kumar Sharma, Department of Statistics, Panjab University, Chandigarh, discussed about the statistical tools and techniques that can help researchers in higher reproducibility of their data. He also talked about various software and tools that can help researchers in analyzing their research data.

The session ended with a talk from Prof. Amal Chandra Mondal, Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi on the structure and function of blood brain barrier. He also talked about the ways molecules transport across the blood brain barrier.

The day ended with poster evaluation of the participants.

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Chandigarh November 8, 2019

Startup Yatra by BIONEST PU

BioNEST, Department of Microbial Biotechnology, Panjab University, Chandigarh organized
a Startup Yatra which was flagged off by Prof. Raj Kumar, Vice Chancellor, PU on here
today, from the Auditorium of the Department. It transversed through 10 different stops
at premier research and educational institutes in and around the city, acknowledged for
their scientific contributions to the society.
PU Vice Chancellor talked about how this entrepreneurial set up is going to
shape a new India and that we will have to move ahead, taking young and the old
together in this initiative.
Dr. Rohit Sharma, Project Leader BioNEST informed that the roadshow was
observed with an agenda of Promoting the entrepreneurial zeal in the life science
students, scholars, faculties and startups in and around the city beautiful. Notably,
the BioNEST-PU has been very actively organizing multiple events pertaining to skill
development and business development.
BIRAC (Biotechnology Industry Research Assistance Council) is the public sector
enterprise set up by the Department of Biotechnology, Government of India to support
the budding biotechnology. It supports various schemes launched by the Government of
India like- Startup India, Make in India, Invest India, Ayushman Bharat and multiple
others by encouraging young researchers, innovators and entrepreneurs startups to
innovate for a better and brighter future of the nation.
As a key step in empowering and nurturing young biotech entrepreneurs in the northern
region of the country, the BioNEST-PU was established in the year 2016 with generous
funding support received from BIRAC and Panjab University, Chandigarh. Since its
inception, the BioNEST-PU has been successful in having more than a score of Innovators
on board as resident startups and/or entrepreneurs. With multiple other success stories
the bioincubator till date has 7 patents and 2 products to its name.
Students, innovators, research scholars and faculty from the Department of Microbial
Biotechnology, Department of Biotechnology, Microbiology, Biochemistry, Biophysics,
UIET, UIPS, PGI, PEC, DAV College Sector-10, SGGS Sector-26, CSIO in which more than
600 participated.
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Chandigarh November 8, 2019

Dr. SS Bhatnagar, University Institute of Chemical Engineering & Technology, Panjab
University, Chandigarh

Dr. SSBUICET organized a special event on the occasion of celebration of 550th
Gurupurab of Guru Nanak Devjidescribing the importance of Gurupurab in Sikh culture.
Guru Nanak Devji taught various teachings to his followers which became the basis of
Sikhism. The festival is being celebrated with great enthusiasm in various parts of the
country. The development of the kartarpur corridor has paved a way for the pilgrims to
visit GurudwaraDarbar Sahib where Guru Nanak Devji lived in his last days. On this
occasion,paath was organized for devotees in the department. Various activities like
singing, poetry, slogan writing competition and certificate distribution for the
students were organized by the Department of Chem. Engg. Society. The Chairperson,
faculty members, staff and students of Dr. SSBUICET all enthusiastically participated
in the function.
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Chandigarh November 8, 2019

Public Holiday for affiliated colleges of PU

Panjab University, Chandigarh has declared a public holiday on 11th November, 2019 on
the occasion of 550th Parkash Utsav of Sri Guru Nanak Dev Ji in the
Institutions/Regional Centres/Offices/Affiliated Colleges of Panjab University situated
in the state of Punjab ONLY.

All meetings and examinations will be held as per schedule announced earlier.