Chandigarh February 27, 2020

The Department of Hindi, Panjab University, is organizing Krishan Kishore Grover and
Avinash Chandra Bali Declamation Competition on February 28 from 10 am. The competition
will be held at Gandhi Bhavan of the university. Participants can register in advance
or on the day of the competition to participate in the competition. Dr. Gurmeet Singh,
Chairperson, Department of Hindi, informed that there are three topics for both the
competitions, out of which the participants can speak on any one topic. The topics for
KK Grover Competition are- Hindi in the age of Information Technology; Young India,
Empowered India; Environment Crisis and Us. The Topics for A.C. Bali competition are-
Purpose of Literature; Media and Society; and ‘Rahiman Dhaag Prem Ka, Mat Todo
Chatkaye’ . Dr. Singh further informed that, Dr. Sanjay Pandey will be the chief guest
and Prof. Prashant Gautam will be the guest of honour for the K. K. Grover competition.
The competition will be adjudged by Dr. Manish Sharma from the Center for Gandhian
Studies, Dr. Bhavneet Bhatti from School of communication Studies and Dr. Harmail
Singh from USOL,Punjabi Department.

Dr. Puranmal Gaur will be the chief guest and Prof. S.K.Tomar will be the guest of
honour for the A.C.Bali Competition. Judges for the competition will be , Dr. Dinesh
Kumar form Dept of Laws, Dr. Namita Gupta from Center for Human Rights and Dr. Praveen
Goyal from UIET. It is pertinent to mention that KK Grover and AC Bali Declamation
Competitions are being organized from many decades and the prize winners for the
contests are awarded in the Convocation Ceremony of Panjab University.
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Chandigarh February 27, 2020

The Department of Library and Information Science, Panjab University, Chandigarh is
organizing ‘One day Workshop on Implementation Challenges of Koha, RFID Technology &
LMS Integration on 28th February, 2020 at 10.00 am in ICSSR Complex in collaboration
with RapidRadio Solutions in which more than 100 library professionals have already
registered from Chandigarh, Punjab, Haryana, Himachal Pradesh, Madhya Pradesh, Delhi,
etc.
The Workshop targets at imparting knowledge on key technical concepts of RFID & its
benefits, decode "Funding to Procurement" process & challenges involved, How ILMS
Integration is key in RFID System implementation, etc. The participants will also
witness live demonstrations of complete RFID System.
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Chandigarh February 27, 2020

Two Days National Symposium begins at PU

Two-day Prof. R.C. Paul National Symposium (RCPNS) 2020 was being organised by the
Department of Chemistry, Panjab University (PU), Chandigarh, on the theme “Emerging
Chemical Innovations for Swachh, Swasth and Sarvatra Bharat,”, here today.

This annual symposium aims to provide a platform to come up with cleaner eco-friendly
and healthier solutions through innovation in chemistry that can uplift the living
standard of peoples of India.

Chief Guest Dr. Sanjay Mishra, Advisor & Head of KIRAN Division, Department of Science
& Technology (DST), Govt. of India, delivered the keynote address. Dr. Mishra in his
address emphasized that gender balance should be maintained otherwise society will not
balance. While discussing gender inclusion in Science, Technology, Engineering &
Mathematics (STEM), Dr. Mishra highlighted the issues involved in declining
participation of women in STEM particularly at mid of their career, and informed the
audience about the initiatives taken by DST for enhancing the contribution of women at
the professional level as well as encouraging the girl students at school level.

Prof. Ravi Shankar from IIT Delhi in his lecture discussed transmetalation concepts for
exploring new opportunities in modular synthesis while Prof. Rajeev Gupta from
University of Delhi deliberated upon coordination polymers for applications in sensing
and catalysis. Beside these, Dr. Satpal Badsara from University of Rajasthan discussed
greener and sustainable protocols in chemistry.

A documentary paying tribute to Prof. R.C. Paul was also showcased during the
inauguration. The symposium will witness several lectures by eminent scientists from
national institutes of repute. Nearly 200 participants from all over India are
presenting their research in form of models, oral and poster presentations in diverse
areas of chemistry.

Earlier, Prof. Prince Sharma, Dean Science Faculty, PU and Prof. Neena Capalash, Dean
Student Welfare (Women), recollected their memories of Prof. R.C. Paul and shared their
views on the symposium. Prof. K. N. Singh, Chairperson, Department of Chemistry and Dr.
Varinder Kaur, Convener of RCPNS 2020, welcomed the participants and presented a vote
of thanks.

This annual symposium is being held in the fond memory of Prof. R. C. Paul, former
Vice-Chancellor of PU. Last year, the University has celebrated his birth centenary.
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Chandigarh February 27, 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. M.Com (Hons) 3rd Sem, Nov.2019
2. MBA (Human Resource) 3rd Sem. Nov.2019
3. M.A. Gandhian and Peace Studies 3rd sem., Dec. 2019
4. M.Sc Home Science (Clothing & Textile) Ist Sem. Dec. 2019
The students are advised to see their result in their respective
Departments/Colleges/University website.4

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Chandigarh February 27, 2020

FDP on Social Transformation concludes

One week long Faculty Development Programme on Social Transformation in India concluded
at Human Resource Development Centre, Panjab University, Chandigarh.

Prof. Tankeshwar Kumar, Vice Chancellor, Guru Jambeshwar University of Science &
Technology, Hisar was the Chief Guest on the Valedictory function. In his address,
Prof. Tankeshwar urged the participants to follow culture and sacraments in their
routine life and inculcate the same among the students. Lauding the role of science and
technology in social transformation, Prof. Tankeswar stated that social transformation
is impossible without following values and ethics.
Earlier, the report of the 7 days programme was presented by Dr. Ivneet Walia which
highlighted the discourse of various sessions conducted during the course.
Those present included Prof. S.K. Tomar, Director, HRDC, Dr. Dinesh Kumar, Course
Coordinator, Dr. Jyanti Dutta, Deputy Director, HRDC and participants.
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Chandigarh February 27, 2020

The Department of Laws, Panjab University, Chandigarh organized a Road Safety Awareness
Workshop in association with Chandigarh Traffic Police, here today.

Mr. Shashank Anand, Senior Superintendent of Police, Traffic and Security, U.T.
Chandigarh addressed the students about the traffic rules which are to be followed in
true spirit. In his address, Mr. Anand said that every human life is precious and
should not to be lost in road accident.

Mr. Jaswinder Singh, Dy. Superintendent of Police, Traffic and Security, U.T.
Chandigarh gave an informative lecture on Traffic rules and road safety.

Prof. Meenu Paul, Chairperson, Department of Laws also addressed the students on road
safety awareness. Later, an interactive session with the students was arranged. The
response of the students was overwhelming. The faculty members were also present on the
occasion.
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Chandigarh February 27, 2020

UGC-CAS National Seminar on Electoral Politics in PU

A UGC-CAS National Seminar was organised by the Department of Political Science, Panjab
University, here today. The seminar analysed the Electoral Politics at the State level,
keeping in perspective the 2019 Lok Sabha elections and aftermath from 27th- 28th
February.

On the first day of the seminar, the inaugural lecture was delivered by Prof. Sandeep
Shastri, Pro-VC of Jain, a deemed to be University in Bengaluru. Prof. Shastri
elucidated on the evolution of leadership factor as a predominant one in the country’s
electoral politics. Using CSDS data from multiple surveys, Prof. Shastri studied how
leadership impacted the results of 2019 general elections.

The session was chaired by Prof. Samir K. Das, Dean of University of Calcutta, and a
noted authority on issues of ethnicity, migration, rights and justice. Prof. Das,
underlined the need to go beyond electoral politics to scrutinise other domains of
democracy. Prof. Das stressed on the need to go beyond the institutional arena to look
at demands within political and civil society. Both Prof. Shastri and Prof. Das put
forward extremely thought provoking ideas that inspired students to critically look at
the multiple dimensions of democratic politics.

Later, the first technical session was chaired by Prof. Ronki Ram in which papers were
presented by Prof. Sanjay Kumar, Director CSDS, Dr. Mohanty and Dr. Kushal Pal and
Jyoti Mishra. The papers analysed empirical survey data to explore factors such as
party identification, weakness of opposition, policy decisions and political leadership
that impact national and state elections.

The second technical session of the day was chaired by Prof Shastri. The session
focussed on de-constructing Lok Sabha electoral wins of NDA and BJP state wise. Prof.
Alam explored how coming back of JDU in NDA fold and trust in PM Modi as a leader led
to the victory of NDA in Bihar. Prof. Lodha and Dr. Nidhi Jain looked at the massive
victory of BJP in Parliamentary elections in Rajasthan while Prof. Pandey sought to
critically analyse the role of both ‘message and messenger’ for the decisive win of BJP
in Uttar Pradesh.

In the concluding presentation, Ms. Vibha Attri tried to underscore primary reasons for
the conclusive win of BJP in Chattisgarh in 2019 Lok Sabha elections. Both the sessions
were followed by interactions with the audience. The ideas and problems put forth in
all the sessions gave fodder for thought to students and researchers regarding
electoral studies both at national as well as regional levels.

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Chandigarh February 27, 2020
Memorial University delegation visits PU

A delegation from Memorial University of New Foundland, visited Panjab University
Campus here today. The delegation included Ms. Sonja Knutson and Dr. Sukhinder Cheema
from Memorial University of New Foundland interacted with PU Scientists and Faculty.
The interaction aimed at mutual collaborations as it was felt that both the
Universities can gain from each other by exploring each other’s areas of expertise and
look for opportunities of potential engagement.
Sonja Knutson explained about the various scholarship funding schemes for
undergraduate, postgraduate, doctoral students and faculty members. She also told about
the Co-funded and Co-supervised model of Ph.D. program. The purpose of this visit was
to find more areas for mutual engagement in research and education for enrichment of
academics.
PU has already signed a MOU with Memorial University and some research projects are
continuing.
Among those present included Prof. R.K. Singla, Dean Research, Prof. Nandita Singh,
Dean International Students, Prof. Prince Sharma, Dean Faculty of Science, Prof. Rajat
Sandhir, PU Fellow, Dr. Parveen Goyal, PU Fellow, Prof. Savita Gupta, Director, UIET,
Prof. Jagat Bhushan, Director, Dental, Prof. V.R.Sinha, Prof. Anil Monga, Prof. Harish
Kumar, Prof. Vipin Bhatnagar and other PU officials and faculty members.