Chandigarh April 2, 2020
Sanction of Project by MeitY to Team from UIET, PU
Ministry of Electronics & Information Technology (MeitY), Government
of India has sanctioned research project entitled ‘Multi-Modal
Framework for Monitoring Active Fire Locations (AFL) and Precision in
Allied Agricultural Activities using Communication Technologies’ with
financial outlay of Rs. 81.25 Lacs for two years (2020-2022).
The team is led by Professor Harish Kumar, UIET, Panjab University and
includes Professor Sakshi Kaushal, Professor Sarbjit Singh, Dr.
Akashdeep, Dr. Veenu Mangat, Dr. Mukesh Kumar, and Dr. Preeti.
In execution of the project team is looking forward to rope in
Government of Punjab as well as Government of Haryana as the user
agency as Stubble burning is one of the major problems being faced by
citizens of northern India. It is a precursor to various respiratory
disorders like Asthma, skin and eye related diseases, low breathing
air quality. Despite Government of India’s initiatives in increasing
awareness about this evil, there has been a tremendous increase in the
number of such incidents every year. It is pre-dominant in the
Northern states namely Punjab, Haryana. Each year, approximately
10000+ biomass burning related fires per week are reported during the
harvesting season. Although various governments are making sustainable
efforts to curb this menace but lack of single system that can
integrate detection, alerting, report filing, monitoring and best
practices, is still far from reality.

Project aims to utilize innovations in the field of communication
technologies like IoT, machine learning and digital world, to propose
a single system that is capable of performing various tasks involved
in detection, surveillance and monitoring of Active Fire Locations.
Data captured from satellite will be exploited to identify Active Fire
locations. In order to improve the preciseness of identified
locations, machine learning techniques will be employed for generating
a mapping between locations extracted using satellite data and actual
on-field locations captured by field visits (Ground Truths). The
integration of data captured by various sensors and the learnt mapping
will greatly aid in reaching out to actual real time location of AFL.
It will also act as Command and Control center to bridge the gap
between farmers and various agencies involved in best practices for
crop residue management by providing a common interactive platform.
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Chandigarh April 2, 2020
Schedule of various Entrance Test of Panjab University 2020-21
This is the information for General Public and for the prospective
candidates who are willing to take admission to various courses in the
Panjab University for session 2020-2021. Panjab University, Chandigarh
has started the following websites for applying online to various
Entrance Tests:
MET - met.puchd.ac.in
CETUG - cetug.puchd.ac.in
PUTHAT - puthat.puchd.ac.in
UGLAW - uglaw.puchd.ac.in

For online application, candidates have to first register on the
Entrance Test website, so that they can pay the fee. To facilitate the
candidates, provision of Online Fee Payment has been introduced this
year. Candidates can pay the Entrance Test fee online through Net
Banking, Credit Card, and Debit Card etc. The earlier facility of
paying through bank challan at any branch of the State Bank of India
is also available. After paying the fee, the candidates can complete
their form.
For complete information, the candidates can download the prospectus
from the website. Admit card will be available online on the date
given on the respective website. All the instructions and updates
would be made available on the website from time to time.

This is to further inform that Panjab University students/alumni can
pay their fee and charges online against various fee codes at
https://payonline.puchd.ac.in by registering themselves.
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Chandigarh April 2, 2020
Online FDP at PU
With the initiatives of Ministry of Human Resource and Development,
under the aegis of Pandit Madan Mohan Malaviya National Mission on
Teachers and Teaching, the Centre for Academic Leadership and
Education Management (CALEM) running in Panjab University Chandigarh
has taken an initiative to arrange an Online seven days Faculty
Development Programme from April 04-09, 2020 on the theme of “MOOCS:
Instructional Design, Development and Learning Analytics”.

Prof. Raj Kumar, Vice-Chancellor, Panjab University, Chandigarh has
motivated the organisers to take initiative to organise this
programme.

The course aims to train teachers regarding design and develop MOOC’s
in their respective domain area. The whole program will be organised
through ZOOM cloud and teachers will be oriented about the usage of
Google Classroom and teaching interactions through ZOOM cloud and
other related software’s.

The experts from National Institute of Educational Planning and
Administration, Ambedkar University, Delhi; Dr. B.R. Ambedkar
University Delhi; Panjab University Chandigarh will dwell on the
various quadrants of development of MOOCs. The stress will be given on
hands on practice to develop MOOCs, usage of online platforms for
instructional purpose in an effective manner.

A special lecture is arranged from an expert from McGill University,
Canada who will share about the online procedures adopted in McGill
University for teaching and learning and development of e-portfolios
of students.

More than 60 teachers from 9 universities will participate in this
course. The course will be coordinated by Dr. Vishal Sharma
(Coordinator, Swayam) and Dr. Kanwalpreet Kaur (Chairperson, IETVE),
Prof. Kirandeep Singh (Chairperson, Deptt. of Education); Prof.
Jatinder Grover (Coordinator CALEM and Dean, Faculty of Education),
Panjab University, Chandigarh.

Dr. Jatinder Grover, CALEM, Coordinator shared that it is one of the
innovative course of faculty development which will be conducted
through on line mode only. This programme will be beneficial for all
participants as those can make use of online platforms for teaching
and learning to connect to their students. More than 85 participants
applied for the course and out of those 60 are selected having
different academic backgrounds. Participants are very enthusiastic to
join this course.,he added.

He informed that the Vice-Chancellor, Panjab University Chandigarh and
Dean Research, Panjab University, Chandigarh have taken great
initiative to organize this program, so that teachers can use this
period of lockdown for constructive work, which will be beneficial for
their professional development and for cause of students and acdemics.