Lecture on "The Secret to success through meditation “
Chandigarh 11/11/19-The department of art history and visual arts began their annual series of lectures on art & culture titled KALA ALAP- 2 with a guided lecture on "The Secret to success through meditation “ which was delivered by Acharya Anutosh from the Indian
institute of Yoga and management (Oshodhara). He stressed on the importance of yoga and meditation in the present day lifestyle.
The occasion also marked the 550th birth anniversary of Gurunanak dev ji. The event was in collaboration with the department of Gandhian and Peace Studies. The chairperson of art history and visual arts department Dr. Tirthankar Bhattacharya coordinated the event. He thanked the chairperson of Gandhian and peace studies Dr. Munish Sharma for his support in making the event a
success.
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Chandigarh -11/11/19
Gene Therapy and Neuroprotective Reactive Astrocytes Future Treatment Options for Neurological Diseases.
The second day of 4th IBRO/APRC Chandigarh Neuroscience School started with highly motivation and interactive talk of Dr Pike See Universiti Putra Malaysia who discussed the clinical manifestation of autosomal dominant genetic disorder"Tuberous sclerosis complex"(TSC) using a poetic mnemonic.
She then emphasized on how gene therapy, strategy and its application can be translated into a gene therapy.
In the Second talk Dr N Ramanan, Centre for Neuroscience, IISc, Bangalore highlighted that study conducted on brain of Albert Einstein demonstrated that his intelligence is attributed to more number of astrocytes as compared to an average number in normal human brain. His talk gave insight into serum response factor (SRF) regulation in converting of astrocytes from nonreactive to a neuroprotective state and its translation into animal models of injury related to neurodegenerative disorders.
Dr Ranjana Bhandari described the development of naringenin as potential new therapeutic moiety for treatment of deadly Autism Spectrum Disorders.
In the afternoon, the participants went to PGIMER for some hands-on training on various neurobehavioural tools in neuroscience research.
Dr Anurag Kuhad, organizing secretary IBRO/APRC Chandigarh Neuroscience School, University Institute of Pharmaceutical Sciences, Panjab University, Chandigarh specifically shared the personal views of Professor Pike See an International IBRO Faculty from Malaysia on “Future of Indian Neuroscience”. He said that Professor See is highly impressed with the enthusiasm of the young generation of Indian Neuroscientists. Her interaction with the B Pharm, M Pharm, PhD and Post Doc of UIPS was very exciting and appreciated the inquisitiveness of the students. Dr See said that the credit specifically goes to all UIPS faculty members specifically to Professor Kanwaljit Chopra, Chairperson UIPS for shaping their students in an outstanding manner so that they can make their place in International Institutes of very high repute in the field of Neuroscience Research. Dr See is 100% sure that future of Indian Neuroscience is very secure. She whole heartedly appreciated the Indian hospitality and said that she would love to keep visiting India in future as well. She showed her strong desire to collaborate with Indian neuroscience researchers.
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The Global Initiative for Academic Networks (GIAN) initiative of MHRD

Chandigarh -11/11/19-The Global Initiative for Academic Networks (GIAN) initiative of MHRD aims at tapping the talent pool of foreign faculty as Distinguished / Adjunct / Visiting faculty / Professors of Practice, etc. with the institutes of higher education in India to augment the country’s existing academic resources, accelerate the pace of quality reforms, and further strengthen India’s scientific and technological capabilities by delivering Short or Semester-long Courses in educational institutes.
Under this event, an international workshop on Communicating Scientific Research: Presentations, Papers, Posters and Proposals was organized at SAIF/CIL in Panjab University, Chandigarh.
Prof. R. K. Sinha, Director CSIR-CSIO, Chandigarh inaugurated the workshop. Prof. Michael Alley, College of Engineering, Pennsylvania State University is the guest faculty for the workshop.
Prof. Manoj Arora, Vice Chancellor BML Munjal University and former Director PEC along with Dr. Deepak Salunke, Panjab University, Chandigarh are the host faculty on this international event.
In the first half of the workshop on 11 Nov, 2019, Prof. Michael Alley delivered a talk on the craft of scientific presentations where he elaborated on the assertion-evidence approach for the effective delivery of the presentation. In the second half of the workshop, Prof. Manoj Arora interacted with the participants and delivered a talk on “PhD research: A pleasure.” The course will go on from 11-15 November, 2019 at Department of SAIF/CIL, Panjab University, Chandigarh.
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To commemorate the birth anniversary of its founder President, Maulana Abul Kalam Azad

To commemorate the birth anniversary of its founder President, Maulana Abul Kalam Azad, the great scholar-statesman and free India’s first Education Minister, the Indian Council for Cultural Relations (ICCR), celebrates every year November 11, as ‘International Students and National Education Day.This year the said event was organised in collaboration with the Office of the Dean of International Students, Panjab University, Chandigarh, here today. Prof. Shankar Ji Jha, DUI and officiating Vice Chancellor, Panjab University graced the occasion as Chief Guest.
Regional Director Nalini Singla and DIS Prof Nandita Singh cohosted the event.
The highlights of the function were folk dances and music which were presented by international students of various countries i.e. Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Ethiopia, South Sudan etc.Students from Kurukshetra University and Punjabi University also participated in this event. This was attended by faculty from Panjab university and ISA’s from Colleges of Chandigarh.
One of the major activities of the Council is to look after the welfare of foreign students pursuing studies in various Universities/Colleges in the country. To achieve this aim it organizes various activities for the benefit of foreign students. Study tours and Camps are also organized during vacations, providing opportunity to the international students to visit places of cultural and scenic interest in India apart from holding social gatherings and cultural functions to mark India’s national days and festivals.
These functions are held at all its regional centers and some important University centers to celebrate the day and a large number of foreign students are invited to actively participate in this function by putting up cultural manifestations reflecting their folklore and rich cultural heritage. The Council also celebrates International Students and National Education Day through Indian Embassies abroad especially in the countries which send a substantial number of foreign students.
The Council was established in 1950 with the primary objective of establishing, reviving and strengthening cultural relations and mutual understanding between India and other countries. It is an autonomous body under the administrative control of Ministry of External Affairs.