Chandigarh February 13, 2020

Centre for Medical Physics, Panjab University has been selected to start short-term
training cum Radiological Safety Officer (RSO) certification courses related to
industrial and research applications of ionizing radiations. Currently, the Centre is
running three year M.Sc. Medical Physics course in collaboration with the PGIMER,
Chandigarh. Till date, the centre has produced 10 batches of the M.Sc. Medical Physics
successfully with almost 100% placements. 85% of M.Sc. (Medical Physics) students of
the Centre are Radiological Safety Officer (III) qualified from AERB, Mumbai, where as
overall success rate is only 15%.

Dr. Vivek Kumar, Chairperson, Centre for Medical Physics has already submitted the
requisite infrastructure requirements to start the course to the Atomic Energy
Regulatory Board (AERB), Mumbai. Dr. Vivek Kumar will visit Radiological Physics &
Advisory Division (RP&AD), BARC, Mumbai next month to work out final methodology to
start courses at Panjab University. The Centre for Medical Physics will be the only
training centre for such courses in North India. The participant from the industries
and the educational institutes who works with ionizing radiations will be benefitted.

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Chandigarh February 13, 2020

University School of Open Learning, Panjab University, Chandigarh organized an
interactive session with Commandant Mr Surinder Khatri and his team from ITBP with
students of PG Diploma in Disaster Management. Prof Madhurima Verma welcomed the
guests and Mr. Jessu Jaskunwar Singh Faculty in education highlighted the importance of
ITBP that works at high altitudes. Commandant Mr Surinder Khatri informed the students
the need of managing disasters and role NDMA in this regard. There was a display of
equipment, fire extinguishers, mock drill and demonstration of First Aid help during
disaster natural and manmade. Students had good learning experience.

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Chandigarh February 13, 2020
ICONICA-2020 kick starts at PU

“The Young Researchers should strive to take the research from the Laboratories to the
poor people of society” said Shri Bandaru Dattatreya, Honorable Governor, Himachal
Pradesh while inaugurating ICONICA 2020, A Global Summit on Next-Gen Paradigms in
Health Care at Panjab University, Chandigarh, here today.
Honorable Governor while quoting Mahatma Gandhi, said that If money is lost, nothing is
lost, if health is lost something is lost and if character is lost, everything is lost.
He stressed on establishing collaboration between academia and industry to develop new
medicines. He elaborated on developing skills in the Pharma sector giving reference to
the skill India programme of Government of India. He underlined the need to have strong
Pharmaceutical sector stating that only a healthy India can be a prosperous India.
Further he said that prevention is better than cure. He appreciated the presence of
women in the auditorium and said that if women is going to join the movement in the
health care sector, then India will prosper. He urged them to become enterprenuers by
giving jobs and not be a job seeker.
Further, he said that health is a foundation of individual, family and society. He also
urged youth to stay physically fit to be mentally sound and to strictly stay away from
drugs. He stressed on the importance of education for the young generation and stressed
that without Scientific Tempers and Ethical Values, education has no value. On the
basis of deliberations of the conference, he assured of all help to implement the same
with the help of Union Government.
Dr. Dinesh Dua, Chairman Pharmexcil in his address presented the current scenario and
the details of vision 2030 for the Indian Pharma industry. He quoted that in order to
accelerate Universal Healthcare access in India, the Government expenditure on
healthcare has to be increased from 1.2% to 2.5-3% of GDP by 2022 and 5% by 2030 in
line with European and North American Economies. He stressed on the concerted efforts
and strong collaboration between all stake holders-Indian Pharma Companies, the
Government and regulatory agencies. He informed that India supplies affordable
medicines to the 206 countries. The Indian Pharmaceutical Industry will create next set
of 1-2 million jobs. It will also emerge as an innovation leader to build a global
position by 2030. He informed that market share of Indian Pharmaceutical Industry will
move from current 3.5% to 7%. Referring to Ayushman Bharat-Pradhan Mantri Jan Ayoga
Yojna, the largest Government funded healthcare programme was allocated Rs. 6400 crores
under the Union Budget 2020-21 and it also allocated Rs. 27039 crores towards Rural
Health Mission. Indian Healthcare sector is expected to reach Rs. 20 lakhs crore by
2020 and the sector is expected to generate 40 millions jobs in India by 2030.
Professor Raj Kumar, Vice Chancellor, Panjab University in his address informed that
concerted efforts have been made in organizing the Summit with the vision of bringing
various specialists under one umbrella. He added that well adopted approach have been
used for research and innovation to interconnect various departments of the University
to work in the holistic manner. He urged the young scientists to learn from the
Conference.
Those present at the inaugural included PU Fellows, Prof. Shankarji Jha, Dean
University Instructions, PU, Prof. Ravinder Singla, Dean Research, PU, Deans, Dean
Student Welfare, Chairpersons, delegates from the Industry, Eminent Speakers from India
and abroad, Researchers and students.
The event began with registrations followed by lectures on Intellectual Property Rights
by Umesh Banakar of Banakar Consulting Services, Carmel, USA and Present and Future
Applications of 3D Printing by Mandip Singh Sachdeva, University of Florida, USA and
many other such informative discourses like Energy Modalities for Cure of Mind-Body
Diseases by Smita Bhutani and Health Challenges at High Altitudes by Vinay Kapur at
multiple events simultaneously which had the audience enthralled. This was coupled with
panel discussions which saw the participations including B S Chavan and Seema Vinayak,
Baljinder Singh and R S Johnson.
This was followed by Poster Sessions and Cultural Program at the University Auditorium
which was the perfect way to end the informative day the participants had.
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Chandigarh February 13, 2020

Teachers delegation meets PU VC

A delegation of Panjab University faculty members met Prof. Raj Kumar, Vice-Chancellor,
Panjab University, in his office here today, with respect to their pending cases of
promotions under the UGC’s Career Advancement Scheme (CAS). The delegation included the
teachers from across the disciplines of the Panjab University Campus besides from the
Panjab University Regional Centres at Ludhiana and Hoshiarpur.

PU VC informed the delegation that his office is already in touch with the external
experts for the process of fixation of dates of interview and the same will be
communicated to all concerned shortly. He directed the office to expedite the process
and assured the delegation that the timely promotion of all the faculty members under
Career Advancement Scheme (CAS) is on his top priority. The delegation expressed their
gratitude to the PU VC on the assurance.

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Chandigarh February 13, 2020

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. MBBS-2nd Prof.Nov-19
2. Pre-PhD(Home Science)Clothing & Textile,May-19
3. Pre-PhD(Home Science) Foods & Nutrition ,May-19

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