Chandigarh January 27, 2020
The first installment of Rs. 4 lakhs out of the total fund of Rs. 10 lakhs has
been released by the The Directorate, Cultural Affairs, Government of Punjab to
Department of History, Panjab University, Chandigarh

The first installment of Rs. 4 lakhs out of the total fund of Rs. 10 lakhs has
been released by the The Directorate, Cultural Affairs, Government of Punjab to
Department of History, Panjab University, Chandigarh for various activities organized
and being organized by the University in commemoration of centenary of Jallianwala Bagh
Massacre in 2019-2020, informed Prof. Anju Suri, Chairperson.

Since April 2019, series of related activities which included seminars and play
were organized and international seminars is being planned by the Department of
History, this year.
Chandigarh January 27, 2020
Panjab University offers 6-months Certificate course in Yoga and
Meditation(CCYM) weekend classes at Interdisciplinary Centre for Swami Vivekananda
Studies(ICSVS). Last date for receiving application form 02.02.2020. Total seats are
35; eligibility +2 with any subject; age no bar.
Chandigarh January 27, 2020
A special lecture was organized by the Department of Political Science Panjab
University, Chandigarh, here today. Prof. Kuldeep Singh (retd.), Department of
Political Science, Guru Nanak Dev University, Amritsar, delivered the lecture on the
topic 'Climate Change in the Current World Disorder'.
He examined the changing paradigms associated with the concerns of climate change and
ecology. He articulated how the initial paradigm was centred around historical
responsibility and justice, which have of late been abandoned. According to him, Kyoto
Protocol (1997) remains the most comprehensive and just international framework to
date. He further added that the Paris Sumit marks a departure from a system of uniform
global benchmarks and fairness.
Apart from the shift in paradigm Prof. Kuldeep Singh prophesied a very bleak future as
the magnitude of damage cannot be undone in one stroke and the very notions that shape
everyday life and economics cannot be reconciled with ecological well being.
He further invoked Gandhi and Guru Nanak as visionaries voiced similar concerns during
their lifetime.
Ending on a positive note he said that the growing awareness among the youth signifies
a hope for the future.
Chandigarh January 27, 2020

To mark the 150th Birth Anniversary of Mahatma Gandhi ji and 550th Birth
Anniversary of Guru Nanak Dev ji, the Department of Gandhian and Peace Studies, Panjab
University in collaboration with the office of Dean Student Welfare, UNESCO Network
Chair, Social Substance and Arta Studio organized the Art and Craft Workshop and on the
Spot Painting Competition for the School, College and University students of the
Dr. Manish Sharma, Chairperson of the Department, in his welcome address
informed that the event is organized to spread the message of Peace and Brotherhood
among the Youth and observance of Martyrdom of Mahatma Gandhi and other Freedom
Prof. Emanual Nahar, Dean Student Welfare, PU asked the students to follow the
right path in their life and need of the morality and ethics for a better future. He
also emphasized that when we are in touch with the nature we will be able to safeguard
our future. The theme of the Art and Craft Workshop was Best from the Waste and for
on the spot painting competition were Nature, Swachh Bharat and Unity.
More than 150 students from various schools, colleges and University
Departments including Government School of Govindgrah and MIT University Govindgarh
participated in the events. There were 3 different categories of participants via age
groups 4 to 8, 8 to 14 and from 14 to 26. The students from the slums and far off
places like Govindgarh were provided free transportation from the organizers side so
that maximum number of students can be benefited. The students were also provided free
colours and sheets. The results of all the three categories will be declared on
30.01.2020 during the Special Lecture to be given by Sh. Rohit Mehra.
As a part of celebrations, a Special Lecture on The Unfolding of Mahatma
Gandhi’s Vision Through Data: The Direction and Results by Col. Apaarjit Nakai is
organized on 28.1.2020.

Chandigarh January 27, 2020

The Centre for IAS & Other Competitive Examinations, Panjab University Chandigarh is
going to start a fresh batch for the Coaching of PCS (Judicial) for ongoing
students/students pursuing LL.B. (3Year) / B.A.(LL.B.)/B.Com.(LL.B.)/B.B.A(LL.B.). The
last date for submission of Admission form is 31st January 2020. The Admission will be
based on first come first serve basis. The Classes will commence from 10th February,
2020. For More details contact office 0172-278156 or see the website:


Chandigarh January 27, 2020

Dr. Dinesh Kumar, Associate Professor, Department of Laws, PU has taken over as
new Coordinator at the Centre for IAS and Other Competitive Examinations, PU,

Centre for IAS and Other Competitive Examinations at PU aims to help the
aspirants who compete in various national and state level competitive examinations
including UPSC, State Judicial Services and UGC-NET. Dr. Dinesh Kumar said his priority
as Coordinator is to strengthen the Centre for IAS and Other Competitive Examinations
and make it vibrant so that the aspirants of the region in general and PU in particular
are benefitted from the courses at the IAS Centre.

Dr. Dinesh Kumar specialises in Human Rights Law and teaching Law of Evidence
and Alternate Dispute Resolution. He started teaching at PU Department of Laws in 2006
has earlier served as Senate member from 2012-16 and also as PU Syndicate member, PU
Board of Finance member and PU Academic Council member. He also remained Warden of Boys
Hostel from 2014-19.

Chandigarh January 27, 2020

Panjab University 2nd NSS Special Camp 2020

The Panjab University’s second NSS Special camp was inaugurated today in the
presence of eminent dignitaries including Mrs.Harinder Kaur, Regional Director NSS
overseeing Punjab, Union Territory Chandigarh and Himachal Pradesh, Sh. Rajkumar, Youth
Officer, Punjab and Dr.Navdeep Sharma, Programme Coordinator, NSS Panjab University.
Mrs. Harinder Kaur, in her address focused on the objectives of NSS and
emphasised how community social service can hone one’s personality. She apprised the
students of opportunities available to serve nation by being NSS volunteers and various
forums wherein they could represent India nationally as well as internationally.
Sh. Raj Kumar, Youth Officer, Punjab emphasised the true spirit of the motto of
NSS “Not me But You” to imbibe traits of moral values, character building, self-less
service. The camp participation will be a journey of 7 days of transformation wherein
each volunteer will emerge as a happy individual to overcome life’s challenges. He
quoted how Swami Vivekanada’s life indicated positivity for youth and every NSS
volunteer has potential to be like the youth icon Swami Vivekanda Ji. He shared NSS
camp is all about learning to create happiness, spreading happiness and inculcating a
unique lifestyle.
The Programme Coordinator NSS for Panjab University, Dr.Navdeep Sharma apprised
the participants with the annual activity report of the initiatives undertaken by the
Programme Officers of the university. She shared that the total student count enrolled
for the camp included 250 volunteers and 9 Afghani students. She also informed that
the camp at Panjab University would include plethora of informative activities
including sessions on Diaster Management, Swachta rally, Awareness on Stem Cells,
Survey in adopted villages, oral hygiene etc. The underlying message of the camp will
be to equip volunteers with lifeskills and strategies to handle community work and
Chandigarh January 27, 2020

National Pharmacy Teachers Training Programme Begins at PU

A one week faculty training school, on “Targeting New Echelons in Drug Discovery and
Analysis” was inaugurated today at the University Institute of Pharmaceutical Sciences
(UIPS), Panjab University Campus, for pharma faculty participants across the country
under the initiative of UGC Networking Resource Centre (NRC).

A total of 20 participants were selected for training, hailing from various
Colleges/Universities, representing 13 different states of India. The training school
started today with an aim to expose the participants to various contemporary issues
concerning the drug discovery process through stimulating workshops and lectures from
leading scientists and academicians who have contributed significantly in their
respective domains.

Officiating Chairperson, Professor Indu Pal Kaur, welcomed the participants and briefed
them about the accomplishments of UGC-NRC programmes. Professor Anil Kumar, Dean
Faculty of Pharmaceutical Sciences, apprised the participants about the achievements of
UIPS and infrastructure available at the Institute. Professor Alka Bali, Course
Coordinator, summarized about the course content to the participants and Dr Neelima
Dhingra, Joint Course Coordinator conducted the proceedings of the event.

Professor Tilak Raj Bhardwaj, Vice Chancellor, Baddi University of Emerging Sciences
and Technologies, Himachal Pradesh, was the Chief Guest and delivered the Key Note
Address on "Novel Drug Discoveries and Polymer-Linked Prodrugs for Colon Cancer.”

Subsequent sessions included a lecture on ‘Fundamentals of HPLC’ by Professor Karan
Vasisht, Head, Pharmacognosy, UIPS followed by a lecture by Professor Devinder K.
Dhawan, Department of Biophysics, Panjab University, Chandigarh on ‘Applications of
Radiopharmaceuticals in Medicine.’ The post-lunch session covered laboratory sessions
at UIPS on modern synthetic and analytical techniques.

UIPS is the first and the only Pharmacy Institute in the country selected by MHRD for
creating UGC Networking Resource Centre to promote and foster research and academics in
the field of Pharmaceutical Sciences by training young pharma trainers, selected across
the nation.


Chandigarh January 27, 2020

Prof. Karamjeet Singh, Registrar, Panjab University, Chandigarh while releasing
book authored by Prem Rawat, globally known as Ambassador of Peace on “Peace is Possible”
–Thoughts on Happiness, Success and Relationships for a Deeper understanding of Life.


Chandigarh January 27, 2020

Prof. Raj Kumar, Vice Chancellor, Panjab University, Chandigarh visited 7 Boys
Hostels of Sector-14 Campus, here today. The visit was mainly to inspect the ongoing
renovation being carried out in the kitchens of Mess/Canteens and bathrooms. PU VC
asked for speedy completion of quality work. He reviewed the cleanliness, maintenance
and upkeep of all the hostels.
Prof. Shankarji Jha, Dean University Instructions, Prof. R.K. Singla, Dean
Research, Wardens and entire team of XEN office were present on the occasion.