Chandigarh February 19, 2020
A Blood Donation Camp was organised by MITRA, the social welfare club
of University Institute of Engineering and Technology, Panjab
University, Chandigarh in collaboration with GMSH, Sector-16. There
was a steady stream of donors throughout and more than 70 units of
blood was collected. The camp was sponsored by Design Innovation
Center, Panjab University and SBI. Design Innovation Centre will be
using the database of the donors for the development of their app,
Red-Aid.
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Chandigarh February 19, 2020

The Department of Evening Studies – Multi Disciplinary Research
Centre(DES-MDRC), Panjab University, Chandigarh organized its annual
event:- Annual Cultural Function - 2020 at University Auditorium with
the coordination of Students’ Central Association: DES-MDRC.

The cultural evening comprised of various chirpy events like singing,
dancing, fashion show, bhangra etc. performed by number of students
under the active supervision of the members of cultural committee. A
competition was also organized during the cultural function to
motivate the students. The function spread over three hours and
attended by around eight hundred students in a jam-packed auditorium.

The function started with lighting of Shama of knowledge and Prof.
Vandana Maini, the convener of cultural committee explained the
details of the function. Professor Harsukhjit Kaur, Chairperson of the
Department gave a welcome speech motivating the students. The large
number of students who had achieved gold medals in sports and academic
field along with the participants of cultural events were honoured by
the department.
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Chandigarh February 19, 2020
Blood Donation Camp at PU
The Department of Laws, Panjab University, Chandigarh in collaboration
with PGIMER, Chandigarh organised a Blood Donation Camp. It was
conducted under the supervision of Dr. R.R. Sharma, Professor and Head
of Department of Transfusion Medicine, PGIMER and Prof. Meenu Paul,
Chairperson, Department of Laws.

Over 60 students and members of PU faculty donated their blood. Panjab
University’s Dean Student Welfare (Men), Dr. Emanual Nahar and Dr.
Suchet Sachdev, Department of Transfusion Medicine, PGIMER were also
present for the noble cause. Dr. Shipra Gupta coordinated the event.
62 units of blood was collected and 38 students took a pledge to
donate their body parts.

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Chandigarh February 19, 2020
Foundation stone laid in Laws deptt, PU
Ground breaking ceremony with bhoomi Pooja shalokas chanted by Prof
Shankarji Jha,

Dean University Instruction and officiating Vice Chancellor in the
presence of Prof. Kulwant Gill, former Chairperson deptt of Laws, her
sister Rakbir Kaur and her nephew Jaitej Partap,Prof Karamjeet,
Registrar, Prof Meenu Paul, Chairperson, Mr RK Rai, XEN, Dr Muneishwar
Joshi,Secy to Vice Chancellor and faculty members from Laws ,was held
hee today at the Department of Laws.

Prof Gill donated 54 lacs for construction of the said rooms in the
memory of her brother. Three story structures will be built with three
class rooms having capacity of 60-70 students each. It will take
around 8-9 months to complete the work.
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Chandigarh February 19, 2020
Interaction with Punjabi poet Swarnjit Savi

School of Punjabi Studies, Panjab University, Chandigarh organized an
interaction with famous Punjabi poet and painter Swarnjit Savi. At the
inauguration, the chairperson of the department Dr. Yog Raj gave a
brief introduction of the life, poetry and paintings of Swarnjit Savi.
Dr. Yograj pointed out that Savi's poems has established many new
dimensions. From his creations of books 'Dard Piade Hon Da', '...Te
Main Ayea Bas', 'Dehi Naad' and 'Kameshwari', his poetry made him
aware of various aspects.

Swarnjit Savi started his lecture with the recitation of
his poem. He recalled the time when Punjab was hit by terrorism. Savi
resisted this violence through 'poster' and poetry. Savi started
writing poetry slowly. Savi believes that the poet's honesty is in
his confession. He too has his confession in his poetry. But, he
believes that the truth of the body is the truth of the soul and this
truth is prevalent in Indian heritage and culture. He has also
experienced the death of his most beloved friends, which reflects from
his poetry. In the poems of '...Te Main Ayea Bas' he tried to trace
the crisis of Punjab during the last 30 years, in which the youth of
Punjab has passed through the menace of drugs and unemployment. But,
in such times, the search of true love remained our legacy. Savi said
that my poetry includes my own experiences, sorrow, pains and my
dreams.

During this program, the students asked many questions, to
which Swarnjit Savi answered very humbly and logically. On this
occasion, Prof. Uma Sethi, Dr. Sarabjit Singh, Dr. Akwinder Kaur
Tanvi, Dr. Pawan Kumar, Dr. Ashwani Kumar, research scholar and
students M.A. Part I and II were present. Finally, the head of the
department, Dr. Yog Raj delivered vote of thanks to Savi and students,
and said that the students of the department may gain a wide range of
knowledge about literature through such literary programs. Such
programmes can also make students aware of the new trends in the field
of literature.

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Chandigarh February 19, 2020
One Day inaugural Training Workshop on Virtual Labs was organized at
University Institute of Engineering & technology (UIET), Panjab
University, Chandigarh.The Virtual Labs is an initiative of Ministry
of Human Resource Development (MHRD) under the National Mission on
Education through ICT (NMEICT).
The experts for the event were Mr. Tanmay Tarun Das, outreach-
in-charge Virtual Labs, IIT Delhi and Mr. Prateek Sharma, Senior Field
Engineer and Trainer, Virtual Labs, IIT Delhi. They have been
providing training to faculty and students of different Nodal Centers
across the country. UIET, Panjab University, Chandigarh is one of the
Nodal Centers of this Virtual Labs Project IIT Delhi.

This event was a great success with presence of more than 150
participants including Research Scholars, Post graduates and Under
graduates along with faculty members of the organising department and
the other adjoining institutions of Chandigarh.

This one day workshop included an introductory presentation which
included basic idea, need, motivation, objectives, features and impact
of Virtual Labs Project by the expert followed by the practical
session of the Virtual Labs. The workshop motivated students to
explore different experiments and practicals virtually within short
span of time and with ease of access.

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Chandigarh February 19, 2020
Matribhasha Diwas at UIET

Matribasha Diwas was celebrated at University Institute of Engineering
& Technology (UIET), Panjab University, Chandigarh, here today to
promote and preserve mother language Hindi. The event was presided
over by Dr. Shankarji Jha, Dean University Instructions (DUI),
officiating Vice Chancellor Panjab University who emphasized on the
use of our national language Hindi. Participants were asked various
questions related to Hindi language and prizes were distributed. Prof.
Savita Gupta, Director UIET also focused on use of Hindi as the first
language. Vote of thanks was proposed by event coordinator, Dr. Hitesh
Kapoor. Total of 150 (approx.) students and faculty members attended
the same.
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Chandigarh February 19, 2020
PU declared 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. MA(Hons.School)Economics-IIIrd Semester,Dec-19

2. MA-French-Ist Semester,Dec-19

3. MA-French-IIIrd Semester,Dec-19

4. B.Sc(Hons.) Bio-Technology-Ist Semester,Dec-19

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

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Chandigarh February 19, 2020
A special lecture at Defence and National Security Studies, PU

The Department of Defence and National Security Studies, Panjab
University, Chandigarh organised a special lecture on the theme “The
Lasting Effect of the Great Game in the Indian Subcontinent” by Major
General Amarjit Singh, V.S.M. hee today.

The General began his lecture by explaining the geo-strategic
significance of the Pakistan (then undivided India) and Afghanistan
and how the division of the Indian Subcontinent in 1947 was linked
with the international geopolitics of that time. He discussed how at
the beginning of the 18th Century the world was seeing the expansion
of the British and the Russian Empire across the globe. The British
had started colonising India from Kolkata and Madras and then
expanding their control over territories up to the Indus River and
beyond. Across the Indus river and beyond the Hindukush mountain range
was Afghanistan which acted as a buffer between the British Empire and
the Russian Empire, controlled most of the Central Asia. The British
were convinced that the Russians had plans to expand southwards to be
able to reach the warm water ports of the Arabian sea, and this act
would involve attacking the British occupied territories of north west
India. In order to deal with this possibility, the British decided to
send a reconnaissance mission to Afghanistan. This mission was led by
Sir Alexander Burnes who carried out this one-year long recce in which
he revealed across Afghanistan and went up to Bukhara, which is in
central Asia. He later published his experiences in the form of the
book, Travel to Bukhara. This book got famous and was translated into
different languages. The French regime shared one of the copies of the
book to the Russians and suggested that this British recon mission
suggests that the British are planning to invade Afghanistan and
Russian central Asian territories.

This was followed by a Russian reconnaissance mission led by Capt. Jan
Vitkevich in the year 1837. The British Government learnt about this
and started believing that a Russian presence in Afghanistan poses a
grave danger to British India. They started deploying more and more
British troops in India and planned to occupy Afghanistan to keep the
Russian Bear out of this region. This was followed by a phase of
several Anglo Afghan Wars as well as pacts between the two sides. He
also discussed the formation of the Durand Line and especially the
Wakhan Corridor, which is a narrow stretch of land which acts as a
buffer between the Russian Central Asian Region and India. He also
discussed the Goldschmidt Arbitration Line.

Talking about the genesis of Pakistan’s birth, he explained both the
two-nation theory as well as the Geo-Strategic Theory. As post the
World War Two, it was unsustainable for the U.K. to hold India and the
U.S.A. was replacing it as the leading world power. They intended to
deploy American forces on north western frontier, but the Indian
political leadership was not in agreement. Then the former British
Prime Minister Winston Churchill was given the responsibility to
resolve this situation. He met Jinnah and they held discussions. The
British India was divided into the nations of India and Pakistan.
Within a month, Pakistan launched the invasion of the state of Jammu
and Kashmir. this led to the First India-Pakistan War of 1947-48.
Interestingly, both the Indian and the Pakistan Armies were at that
time led by two British officers who reported to another British
Officer Sir Claude Auchenleck, C-in-C, India and Pakistan.

He discussed how the West, in line with the Truman Doctrine, a policy
pledging to aid nations threat by soviet expansionism, U.S. developed
its ties with Pakistan and established military and intelligence
bases. The creation of Pakistan helped the West in successfully
fighing the Cold War, including the defeat of the Russian invasion of
Afghanistan. In this backdrop, he also discussed the effects of the
U.S. presence in Afghanistan such as the militarisation of the Indian
Subcontinent, advent of terrorism, proliferation of small arms, drug
trade, and how this has encouraged Pakistan to continue to interfere
in both India and Afghanistan and has promoted religious
fundamentalism and thus destabilised the region.

The lecture was attended by various faculty members, serving and
retired armed forces officers pursuing various courses in the
department, research scholars and students. The lecture was followed
by a questions and answers session with the audience.

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PU organises “Academia Industry Meet”
The Central Placement Cell , Panjab University Chandigarh organised “Academia Industry Meet” for making the students aware about current industry needs,her today.
More than 500 students across various university departments attended the meet. The dignitaries invited from the industry included Mr. Sofi Zahoor ,Sr. Director India; HR & Operations at Quark India Ltd., Mr. Harshvir Singh ,MD, Drish Infotech Ltd. , Mr. Jawahar Lal Senior professional, Finxera India Pvt Ltd., Dr. Yogesh Nagpal ,Co-founder & Head Operation Winsom IP Ltd. and Prof. Karamjeet Singh, Registrar, Panjab University was the Chief guest.
Prof Meena Sharma ,Director, Central Placement highlighted the need for strong industry academia relationship for both the stakeholders.
Sofi Zahoor emphasized that the corporates have now shifted from the survival of fittest to survival of fastest. Further he interacted with students about the significance of personality development through the focus on Social and Emotional Quotient aligned to the Intelligent quotient and gave tips regarding quality preparation for placements.
Harshvir Singh advised the students about the current corporate industry need. The meet concluded with the session by the Calyxpod- an application software developed for AVSAR II, Central Placement Drive, 2020.