Chandigarh March 29, 2020

PU VC Contributes One Month Salary

Panjab University Vice Chancellor,Prof Raj Kumar has decided to donate
one month salary to PM-CARES Fund to combat the Covid19 pandemic.

He further appealed to the teaching and non- teaching employees to
donate generously towards the nation's war against Coronavirus.

Prof. Kumar added that it is the time to stand for the cause of
humanity and set an example for the world at large on how to come
together in adverse situations to cope up with the testing times.

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Panjab University students setting best examples of Volunteerism.

On one hand the whole world is struggling with Corona virus and on the
other hand we have our selfless heroes like doctors, paramedic
staff, Police personnel, staff managing cleanliness and other
volunteers working day-night for the betterment of human life.

Out of these few dedicated volunteers, there were certain initiatives
of such students from Panjab University, Chandigarh who have done
exceptional volunteerism.

Ms Megha Mittal, hailing from a village near Barwala, district
Panchkula, Haryana studying at Centre for Social Work, Panjab
University has done a anti- infectious spray at different locations in
and around her village. She involved the local community to sanitize
their area. She also sensitized the fellow villagers, on how to
remain healthy and fit during this time period and requested everyone
to stay at home.

Ms. Niyati Gulia, Senior research fellow, department of women studies
feeding more than 35 to 55 stary dogs daily in sector- 38, Chandigarh
where is putting-up. She is offering dog feed, chapptis and biscuits
etc to all these dogs.

Ms Jaskirat Kaur Saini and Ms Roop inder Kaur, students pursuing
Masters degree in Social Work spearheading the correct awareness about
COVID-19 through their poems and short videos. They are requesting
people that they don't believe on every message being floated through
social media. They are also sharing, how to track the neccessary,
correct and relevant information on internet.

Mr Jagdish Banga, making voice-overs and short videos with the help of
local administration at Jalandhar, Punjab. Mr Sukhman Singh guiding
people about Social Distancing especially at co-operative Diaries at
his village near Jalalabad, Punjab.

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Dean Student Welfare , Panjab University Prof Emanuel Nahar and Prof Neena Capalash,DSW(W) informed that at present 157 boys and 54 girls are residing in various PU hostels. They both and the wardens of respective hostels are in touch with students through WhatsApp groups to know about their well being and to take care of their needs.

All residents are healthy and in good mental health . Residents are not allowed to move out from the hostel and no outsider is allowed to visit inside the hostel.

The posters regarding precautions of COVID-19. & UGC advisory are displayed in the hostel notice boards. Sanitizer is available at the entrance gate of all hostels, it was shared.

Residents are encouraged to maintain cleanliness in the areas they are using and maintain the social distance with each other.

Three messes each are functioning in boys and girls Hostels

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The Advisory and Task force Committees constituted by the Vice-Chancellor, Panjab University Chandigarh,Prof Raj Kumar for suggestions to cope with COVID-19 situation, is continuously in touch with each other for suggestions and the implementation for the functioning of various services.
On the advise of the committee , large quantity of Dry leaves falling from the trees and accumulated across the campus have been cleared by the Horticulture Deptt. Similarly,
Fogging in campus is being carried out.
Two to three research teams from PU are applying for research on COVID-19. Approval to upload has already been given by Dean Research
Prof Karamjeet Singh, Registrar informed that the PU authorities are making all arrangements for regular supply of fruits , vegetables and other essential items.
All have been advised for maintaining social distance and usage of cars is stopped in the campus,he added.
Cleaniness and other issues of hostels are appropriately taken care by the DSW and his/her team.
Letter regarding sanitisation and disinfection of the campus has already been sent to Municipal Corporation, Chandigarh.
Prof Singh added that all efforts are on for disbursement of salary on first working day of April ie 2nd April.