Chandigarh February 17, 2020

Punjab Public Service Commission (PPSC) declared Punjab Civil Service (Judicial) result
on Friday. Two candidates namely Ms. Khushdeep Kaur and Ms. Ramanpreet Kaur from the
Centre for IAS and other Competitive Examinations, Panjab University, Chandigarh have
cleared the exam. Khushdeep Kaur scored 3rd rank in BC category and Ramanpreet scored
2nd rank in SC category.

Chandigarh February 17, 2020

Session on “Opportunities for Research in Regenerative Medicine” at PU

Dean International Students (DIS) and Dean Alumni Relations in collaboration with
Centre for Systems Biology and Bioinformatics and CIL organized an interactive session
on “Opportunities for Research in Regenerative Medicine by Dr. Sanjiv Dhingra, from the
Dept. of Physiology and Pathophysiology at the University of Manitoba at Panjab
University, here today.
The event is one of the numerous programmes held under the National Workshop on
Analytical Instrumentation organised from February 9th to February 18th, especially
for Kashmiri students to empower the researchers from remote areas of India. SAIF is
pioneering in conducting training programmes in technical skills for the benefit of
scientific community from different institutions.
Prof Dhingra informed the participants that his research is in the area of Cardiac
regeneration and myocardial tissue engineering using stem cell-based and biomaterials-
based approaches to restore function following a cardiac injury.
Basic mechanisms of immune-rejection of transplanted allogeneic (unrelated donor)
mesenchymal stem cells (MSCs), embryonic stem (ES) cells, induced pluripotent stem
(iPS) cells in the heart in order to develop strategies to enhance the survival of
these cells and successfully repair damaged myocardium.
He is also interested in developing clinically relevant biomaterials for myocardial
tissue engineering techniques. His laboratory has techniques as well as tools to
isolate and culture different stem cell populations and transplant these cells to the
infarct area after inducing myocardial infarction in various animal models; combining
stem cell biology and molecular biology techniques to accomplish research goals.
Dr Dhingra shared with the audience his journey from Panjab University to the best
research labs in Canada and spoke about the values and skills which he had acquired in
his Alma mater and how those helped him in making his place and adjusting with the
foreign environment. He also talked about developing scientific temperament, passion
for learning and value of hard work.
Prof. Raj Kumar, Vice Chancellor, Panjab University while inaugurating the seminar,
appreciated the efforts of the organisers in bringing together different offices under
one roof. He praised the women students who participated in the program and wished them
success for their future.
Prof. O.P. Katare from the Dept. of Pharmaceutical Sciences, shared his thoughts on the
potential one possess to achieve success. His sentiment was shared by Dr. G.S. Kainth,
retd. Prof. IIT Kanpur and alumnus of Panjab University.
Dr.Sanjiv Dhingra, an alumnus of Panjab University, is also the Principal Investigator
at the Cardiac Regeneration & Tissue Engineering Laboratory, Institute of
Cardiovascular Sciences. He has received several awards for his contribution to
cardiovascular research. His area of study is Cardiac regeneration and myocardial
tissue engineering using stem cell-based and biomaterials-based approaches to restore
function following a cardiac injury.
Those present were Prof. Nandita Singh, Dean International Relations, Prof. Deepti
Gupta Dean, Alumni Relations, Prof. G.R. Chaudhary, Director, SAIF/CIL/USIC/UCIM, Dr.
G.S. Kainth, retd. Prof. IIT Kanpur and alumnus of Panjab University, Prof. Ramesh K
Sharma, Convener, faculty, researchers, students of Department of Chemistry,
Bioinformatics, System Biology, Microbial Biotechnology, Biotechnology, Biochemistry
and 40 students from the Department of Chemistry, University of Kashmir.

Chandigarh February 17, 2020


Six (06) Alumni Students of University Institute of Legal Studies(UILS), Panjab
University, Chandigarh namely Shweta Sharma, Ravneet Kaur, Nidhi Siwach, Anubha Jindal,
Priya Gupta and Divanshi Janmeja have cleared Haryana Judicial Services-2020.
They were invited for interaction with Prof. Raj Kumar, Vice-Chancellor, Panjab
University. He congratulated the students and asked them to motivate other students, so
that they could bring laurels for UILS and Panjab University. He appreciated the
efforts of the faculty members of UILS for their hard work and dedication and in taking
UILS to another level.
Chandigarh February 17, 2020

Career advancement interviews fixed at PU

Concerns of teaching faculty as well as non-teaching staff have always been top
priority for Prof. Raj Kumar, Vice Chancellor, Panjab University. All efforts are made
to provide every type of facility to the staff for their progression, be it physical,
intellectual or academic. As part of the routine procedure in the University the
promotion under Career Advancement Scheme are being processed very expeditiously in a
pro-active manner, ever since the present Vice Chancellor took over in July 2018. Till
now 109 cases of faculty members under this scheme have already been cleared and
interviews / screenings process for 49 posts is being conducted in the month of March
The University is also committed to fill up the vacant position of faculty members
under direct recruitment for which the interview had been scheduled earlier on
24.01.2020 onwards but had to be postponed due to some procedural problem. The Vice
Chancellor is confident of an early rescheduling of these interviews alongwith many
other vacant positions in the University. Applications have already been invited for
the non-teaching position of Chief of University Security and Dean College Development
Council, for which the last date for receiving application is 18.02.2020. As part of
promotion of research activities in the University and to improve its ranking, close
monitoring is done under RUSA and TEQIP project. Special efforts are being made for
sensitizing the staff and faculty towards the problems being faced by the old age
people; slum dwellers; divyangjan and children.
Chandigarh February 17, 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. Bachelor of Science-3rd Semester, Dec-19
2. B.Voc-Hospital Administration & Management-3rd Semester,Dec-19
3. M.Sc-Human Genomics-Ist Semester,Dec-19
4. M.Sc-Human Genomics-3rd Semester,Dec-19
The students are advised to see their result in their respective
Departments/Colleges/University website.