PU VC in Expert Committee of UGC

Chandigarh,07.04.20-Panjab University,Chandigarh,Vice Chancellor, Prof Raj Kumar has been nominated as member of Expert Committee constituted by The Chairman, UGC to discuss issues related to Examination and Academic Calendar.

Panjab University having a rich heritage legacy feels privileged to be part of this Committee by being represented by its VC . In the prevalent situation when the entire nation is fighting with Covid 19 pandemic, necessary measures need to be taken to facilitate students with adopting alternative learning methodologies and in this regard, all endeavours would be made.

It is pertinent to add that Campus Task Force and Advisory Committees were constituted on 26th March in Panjab University in order to facilitate the University system.

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Chandigarh April 7, 2020
PU set for Online Degrees
Panjab University Examination branches are all set to upload the
Examination data on National Academic Depositary for awarding Online
Degrees and DMCs etc from the current academic session, informed Prof
Parvinder Singh, Controller of Examination.

In this regard reasonable measures have already been taken including
legal agreement and registration of candidates from affiliated
colleges and teaching departments

He shared that In the present situation arisen due to covid19, it is
felt many candidates may not be able to get Examination related
testimonials due to lockdown of administrative offices at the moment.

It is also need of hour to initiate online mode of issuance of
Degree/DMCs to all our eligible PG students as well as Ph D scholars
for which NAD registration is must,he added.

He urged all research supervisors of Ph D students who have submitted
their thesis to get registration with NAD without delay enabling CoE
office to upload the data for necessary action.

He informed that the process of data uploading on NAD has already been
started. The Data of All PG / professional courses for session 2017
have been uploaded on NAD. In order to benefit from Digital India
initiative, the Students can view / download digitally signed Degree,
it is important that all the students of college/Dept of All
PG/Professional courses which were passed out in last three years and
which are going to qualify for their degree of the session 2019-20
must know about it and register on the NAD system.

Registered students are able to view their academic certificates. All
the students can create their own account on NAD portal. Therefore, to
facilitate students to understand and join NAD, visit the web site
www.nad.ndml.in

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Chandigarh April 7, 2020

PU provides HELPLINE Numbers

In order to facilitate students during the lockdown and providing them
information regarding Examination and Admission, the helpline numbers
are available, informed Prof. Karamjeet Singh ,Registrar

HELPLINE FOR EXAMINATION

1. Sh K G Grover (AR Examination) 9464511696
2. Sh Deepak Kaushik (AR Secrecy) 8146700440

HELPLINE FOR ADMISSION

1. Deepak Singh Rana (DUI Office) 9803069111
2. Devinder Singh Rawat (DUI Office) 9780413094

Further, all the students are advised to get themselves updated from
PU Website from time to time regarding conduct of UG and PG May 2020
examinations due to COVID-19 pandemic all over and the dates for May
2020 Examinations are yet to be decided.

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PU, UIET providing in-house 3D printed protective face shield PPE solutions

Medical devices-Design Innovation Centre(DIC) group at University
Institute of Engg &Technology, Panjab University, Chandigarh has been
providing 3D printed face shield head supports to cater urgent PPE
requirements for doctors across the region. It is expected in the
forthcoming weeks, that this region will be falling short by nearly
10,000 such pieces with further spread of Covid-19.

This group led by Dr. Rakesh Tuli, Dr. Prashant Jindal and Dr. Mamta
Juneja had already developed an indigenous FDM 3D printing machine
which is now being extensively used to produce these pieces. This
centre has a well established facility of 3 such printers to produce
more pieces. Undergraduate students(Vijay and Sahil) have been working
in multiple shifts to alleviate this shortage and so far a commitment
of 50 such pieces has been made.

Further assistance in collaboration with TBRL, Chandigarh during this
crisis period is being explored for producing other PPE and intricate
ventilator connectors.
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PU gets Grant for Setting up Technology Enabling Centre.

The Panjab University has been selected by the Department of Science &
Technology (DST) New Delhi, as one of the Nodal centres in the region
for establishing the Technology Enabling Centre (TEC) at the campus.
An amount of Rs 3.26 crore has been awarded for a period of 5 years,
out of which an amount of Rs 25 lakhs has been released towards the
creation of Capital Assets Head for the purchase of equipment’s under
TEC grant.

Some of the activities proposed under TEC will be to create an
environment for technology conversion at the University, providing
platform for networking researchers of University/ Institutes with
industry. It will also provide an enabling ecosystem, process and
support for taking the lab level early leads to the development of
marketable products.

Besides, it will also be involved in Mining of Technologies being
developed at various Labs in University, Assessment of technical gaps
faced by MSMEs, Evaluating maturity of the identified Technologies
(products & processes) for further development; carrying out Market
Studies for their Potential prototypes and leads. It will also hold
periodic Workshops/Seminars in Collaboration with Industries. An
interactive portal supported with databases will be developed to
evolve an on line process of partnership and technology search.

The University has already initiated taking steps in this regards.
Currently, this centre is housed in the premises of Centre for
Industry Institute Partnership Programme (CIIPP), Panjab University,
Chandigarh.

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Day 4 of FDP
Centre for Academic Leadership and Education Management (CALEM), Department of Education, Panjab University Chandigarh conducted 3 sessions for various aspects of Assessments in the Moodle Platform on the fourth day of the seven days’ faculty development programme on “MOOCS: Instructional Design, Development and Learning Analytics”. .
Dr. Ramesh Sharma the resource person for the day interacted with the participants through Zoom the Video conferencing platform. Dr. Sharma shared that Assessment and feedback are the heart of the student experience, shaping students' understanding in the teaching learning process while transacting the curriculum. The assessment and feedback influence the student’s development. He explained that the assessment also forms a noteworthy element of the workload for teachers and Moodle can provide various options to deal with it effectively and efficiently.
Dr. Ramesh explained the benefit of choice in the timing and location of assessments while using e-assessment in Moodle. He gave the hands on demonstration of the Quiz activity in Moodle which allows the users to design and build quizzes consisting of a large variety of question types, including multiple choice, true-false, and short answer questions. He shared that the Questions are kept in the Question Bank and can be re-used in quizzes in different modules. He also explained the outlines of Assignment Guide and its functionality.
The participants learnt about the benefits of E-Assessment. They were exposed to the steps involved in the efficient submission, marking, moderation, immediate feedback and data storage processes.
Prof. Jatinder Grover, Coordinator CALEM and Dean Faculty of Education, Panjab University, Chandigarh thanked Dr. Ramesh Sharma for sharing his expertise with the participants during the online faculty development programme.
Dr. Vishal Sharma (Coordinator, Swayam) and coordinator of the course moderated the sessions on Assessment through Moodle platform and guided all the participants which gives reliable, precise results with opportunities to merge human and computer marking.
81 teachers from 14 universities are participating in this workshop,it was informed