Chandigarh January 21, 2020

Akshi Goyal, Ph.D. Research Scholar from Panjab University selected for Newton
Bhabha PhD Placement Programme 2019-2020.

Akshi Goyal, Ph.D. Research Scholar from Panjab University under
supervision of Dr. Suman Mor, Associate Professor, Department of Environment Studies,
Panjab University and Dr. Ravindra Khaiwal, Additional Professor, Department of
Community Medicine and School of Public Health, PGIMER has been selected for Newton
Bhabha PhD Placement Programme 2019-2020.
The British Council - India, the Department of Science and Technology (DST),
the Department of Biotechnology (DBT), India and Indian Higher Education Institutions
recently announced the results for Newton Bhabha PhD Placement Programme 2019-2020. The
Newton-Bhabha Fund offers an opportunity for UK and Indian PhD scholars to spend a
period of their study (up to two to four months) in Indian and UK higher education
The supervisor from the host institute i.e. University of Worcester are one of
the global experts in the field of aerobiological research. The proposed PhD placement
work will allow to find the variability of the urban climate in response to the land
cover type. As, increase in temperature, changes in land-cover and shifts in the
weather pattern have shown synergistic effect on dispersal and transportation of
The proposed placement will scientifically enhance the Ph.D. outcomes as it
helps to identify the emission sources of pollens using back trajectory model along
with WRF model. Moreover, this will help in building the relationship between emission
area and its surroundings with airborne pollens concentration and to predict the
dispersion of airborne pollen level in under-monitored areas. Better understanding of
spatial variability of urban climate and pollens will help in assessment of pollen
dispersion and its exposure level. The current research will allow her to better assess
the future risks so that society can prepare better in order to reduce health burden.
The proposed placement will further enhance the scope of study as it will allow
her to scale up the study from regional level to national scale in future. Moreover,
under this placement programme, she will develop individual capacity through
international training and development opportunities.

Chandigarh January 21, 2020
Expert Talk on “SAP ERP and Emerging Industry Trends”

Mr. Ashish Verma, Senior SAP Consultant, Cognizant, Bangalore, Karnataka
delivered a talk on “SAP ERP and Emerging Industry Trends” at Information Technology,
University Institute of Engineering and Technology (UIET), Panjab University,
Chandigarh, here today. The talk began with an introduction to SAP ERP and where it
stands in market today. He discussed other ERP players in the market. The main focus of
the talk was on SAP’s proprietary database: HANA. The expert emphasized on SAP Leonardo
that enables users to leverage future-facing technologies like the Internet of Things,
machine learning, blockchain, analytics, and Big Data. SAP technical advancements were
also covered. He also talked about the career opportunities in SAP for professionals.
The lecture was organized by Dr. Neelam Goel, Assistant Professor under the guidance of
Dr. Savita Gupta, Director, UIET.
The talk was attended by 161 participants including faculty members, technical
staff, research scholars, masters students and undergraduate students.
Chandigarh January 21, 2020

7 Day Economics Research Programme concluded at PU

A seven day short-term course on “Advanced Techniques in Economics Research” in
collaboration with Human Resource Development Centre (HRDC), Panjab University (P.U.),
Chandigarh concluded today in the Department of Economics, PU.
Professor S.K. Tomar, Director, Human Resource Development Centre, P.U.,
Chandigarh accompanied the Chairman of Department of Economics S.P. Padhi to attend
the valedictory address delivered by Prof. Sunil Kumar, Faculty of Economics, South
Asian University, New Delhi.
24 faculty members from various Universities and Colleges within India and
Nepal attended the course. The participants were trained with Advanced Econometric
Techniques in the area of Applied Economics Research. The faculty of the Department of
Economics along-with the faculty from BITS PILANI as well as Madras Institute of
Development Studies acted as Resource Persons during the course. Professor S.P. Padhi,
Chairperson and Dr. Nitin Arora of the Department of Economics jointly coordinated the
Chandigarh January 21, 2020
The Centre for IAS and other Competitive Examinations, Panjab University,
Chandigarh is going to start a fresh batch of coaching classes for IAS (Preliminary).

The Centre for IAS and other Competitive Examinations, Panjab University,
Chandigarh is going to start a fresh batch of coaching classes for IAS (Preliminary).
The number of seats available are 70. To take admission against the 70 seats, the
entrance test was conducted on 21st January 2020 in which good number of candidates
Chandigarh January 21, 2020

PU-NSS volunteers joins Pulse Polio Drive with Chandigarh Administration

NSS volunteers from Panjab University, Chandigarh participated in Pulse Polio
Drive of Chandigarh Administration from 19th January to 21st January, 2020.

The drive was conducted in the Sectors of 14, 15, 16 & 17. 40 NSS Volunteers
attended the training session at Sector-16 organized by Chandigarh administration with
Dr. Meenu Kapila. The volunteers queries of how to immunise the children of age upto
5years were addressed. The volunteers joined the drive on field from 19th which lasted
upto 21st January, 2020. The Volunteers for drive narrated that it was wonderful
experience to serve the community. Dr. Navdeep Sharma NSS Programme Coordinator, Panjab
University congratulated the Volunteers for selfless efforts for community service in
the end of the Polio campaign at Health Center, Sector-14.

Dr. Meenu Medical Officer of drive appreciated the efforts of all NSS
Volunteers and thanked Mr. Binesh Bhatia who coordinated through out the campaign for
smooth conduct of Polio drive between volunteers and administration.
NSS volunteers were keen to join the next Polio campaign with Chandigarh
Administration to immunise the children with great enthusiasm.
Chandigarh January 21, 2020

PU Result

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. MA-Tabla-Ist Semester,Dec-19
The students are advised to see their result in their respective
Departments/Colleges/University website.
Chandigarh January 21, 2020

Workshop on SAXS and AFM organized in CIL, PU

The Department of CIL/SAIF, Panjab University, Chandigarh organized a workshop
on Small Angle X-ray Scattering (SAXS) and Atomic Force Microscope (AFM), here today
which was presided over by Prof. Shankarji Jha, Dean University Instructions, Panjab
University, who said that the scientists are God's favorite people.
Prof. Ganga Ram Chaudhary, Director urged on making the Central Instrumentation
facilities(CIL) the best in the country by making it more user friendly and also
informed regarding reduction in NMR analysis charges for the students of PU.
Dr. Anil Sharma, convener emphasised on the importance of such workshop where
participants get hands on training on sophisticated high-end instruments.
The workshop focused on two advanced analytical techniques of SAXS and AFM.
The role of Application experts Ms.Kanika and Dr. Dharmesh from Anton Paar Pvt Ltd was
highly instrumental in the dissemination of simple ideas on which these new disciplines
are based.
Ms Kanika demonstrated that SAXS is a very powerful analytical nondestructive
tool to have insight regarding particle size, shape, crystalline nature, porosity,
internal structure etc. for advance materials as well as biological samples.
Dr. Dharmesh explained that how the AFM can be helpful in visualization and
measurement of nanostructures and even structures at the atomic levels in the field of
material sciences, life sciences, engineering and numerous other fields.
The Material and Biological Science researchers attended the workshop.