Chandigarh August 7, 2020

“The Lazy Way of Forging a Super Industry-Academia Partnership!”

University Institute of Pharmaceutical Sciences (UIPS) organized a webinar on “The Lazy Way of Forging a Super Industry-Academia Partnership!” under the Innovation, Entrepreneurship & Career (IEC) Series of MHRD Institution’s Innovation Council of the UIPS, by one of their well-placed alumnus, Mr Vineet Rastogi, Founder,, Mumbai.

Mr Vineet Rastogi initiated his talk by drawing an inspiration from Panjab University motto ‘From Darkness to light’ & UIPS motto ‘Serve the Ailing’. He sensitized the participants to align themselves with a market orientation to serve the ailing and emphasized on the benefits of Industry Academia Partnership to stakeholders.

Mr Rastogi not only engaged the audience interactively by holding two polling sessions but also deciphered different factors for the successful Industry-Academia Partnership.

Professor Indu Pal Kaur, Chairperson UIPS & President IIC-UIPS, welcomed the audience and introduced the Speaker. Mr Rastogi has a professional experience of 30+ years in Pharma & Healthcare Sector. He is an avid community builder and built India’s first Online B2B Barter Exchange Community & Marketplace, Health City Project on the principles of Collaborative Consumption.

Around 200 participants joined the webinar that included students researchers, UIPS faculty and distinguished alumni.


Chandigarh August 7, 2020

Fashion for Menswear discussed at Fashion Technology,PU

The University Institute of Fashion Technology & Vocational Development (UIFT&VD), Panjab University, Chandigarh, organised a Webinar today about Scope of menswear fashion/ From a job to a studio and everything in between ,in an interactive session by Mr. Sushant Abrol, Founder and Creative Head, Countrymade who addressed more than 60 faculty members ,research scholars and students of Fashion.

Mr Abrol,a graduate in Fashion Design and a post graduate from IIFT started his own brand- Countrymade in 2019 after working as a designer with 1469 Workshop, JANAVI Couture and Rohit Bal Designs Pvt Ltd, informed Prof Prabhdeep Brar, Chairperson.

The speaker talked about his journey from having an interest in the military green to opting for a career in the field of fashion, winning FDCI India Fashion Week, Young Guns Platform, Spring Summer 2020 along with winning First edition of The Showcase at the Blenders Pride Fashion Tour,2020. The speaker stated that though the Indian menswear market was small but it has a luxury segment that can be targeted with experimentation to create a niche. Also, the works of the designer need to be more spiritual than sartorial. The menswear designs should encompass experimental as well as multi-dimensional aesthetic. This would include a play of colours, fabrics, textures and surface ornamentation all the while keeping in mind that less is more and sticking to basics and then trying to evolve. The designs should be different to the platter and the language needs to have an ROI. Sustainability too has to be at the core of any concept. The speaker advised the young pool of talent pursuing fashion technology that Digital is the way forward and there is no substitute for sustenance, passion and hard work.


Chandigarh August 7, 2020

Dr. Shipra Gupta, warden, Amrita Pritam Hall, Girls’ Hostel no. 9, Panjab University organized an online dance competition ‘Tap Your Toes’ for the girls studying in Panjab University. The result of the competition was declared in an online event in the presence of esteemed Dean Student Welfare (W), Prof. Sukhbir Kaur.

The event was attended by a large number of students, besides participants, wardens of the girls’ hostels, other faculty members and Prof. Rajinder Kaur, Director UILS. The judges of the competition, Ms. Jatinder Arora Nayyar and Mr. Tarun Rawat were the special invitees. Jatinder is a trained kathak dancer and has learnt kathak under the guidance of Sh. Deepak Aurora, acclaimed kathak exponent of Jaipur Gharana (disciple of Pt. Rajendra Gangani ji). She has performed in prestigious dance festivals across India like 'Geeta Jayanti@ Kurukshetra', "DivyaKumbh"@ Prayagraj, Pongal@ Tirupati Bala ji, Janmashtmi@ ISKON temple, New Delhito name a few.

Mr. Tarun Rawat is a passionate dancer and the winner of various prestigious competitions including Himachal Got Talent, Young Manch in Season 4, 2017 and many more and has vast work experience as a dance teacher in prestigious schools in Chandigarh. He has been invited to judge various prestigious dance competitions in various states. He has also worked with Remo D’suza in Street Dancer 3.

The Judges had a really tough time doing the judgement as there was cut-throat competition. The participants presented a confluence of dance forms such as classical, hip hop, belly dance, Bollywood, folk etc. The participants from various departments, like Physics, Mathematics, UIET, Zoology, UIFT, Nuclear Medicine, Geology, Evening Studies, Chemistry, UICET, Laws and UILS participated enthusiastically.

Mridula Mahajan from Law Department was awarded first position, Shreya Shree from Geology department was awarded second position, Kritika Lakhotia from Physics department and Kiranpreet Kaur from Evening Studies department were awarded third and fourth positions. The judges interacted with the participants and gave them valuable feedback on their performances. The judges appreciated the overwhelming response of the participants, their spirit and amazing talent. Dr. Shipra Gupta thanked all the participants and the guests. All the participants and the winners were given e-certificates.