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, Healium.io, 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.

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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.

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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.

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Chandigarh August 7, 2020

Evaluation/Promotion Process to start soon at PU

In pursuance of UGC Guidelines regarding the conduct of examination in view of Covid 19 Pandemic, Panjab University, Chandigarh announced the promotion of all students who are bonafide/registered students of University Teaching Departments/Constituent Colleges/Regional Centres/Affiliated Colleges/Intermediate Classes to next semester/class.

Prof. Parvinder Singh, Controller of Examination(COE), PU informed that his office will proceed with the evaluation process of all the students of ongoing classes for the details given below:-

1. Promoted students will have option to appear in the examination to improve their grades/CGPA/Percentage if they desired to do so.

2. The modalities/criteria to award marks/grade/CGPA for May 2020 examination to the promoted students will be uploaded on the University website.

3. For evaluation after the provisional promotion as stated above, it is decided to evaluate the students on the basis of 50% (performance of of all the previous semester papers) and 50% internal evaluation of current semester (assessment already submitted on the basis of MST, attendance, extra curricular activities, projects, field studies, assignments etc.

In the meantime, COE has invited valuable suggestions from Principals of affiliated Colleges enabling his office to provide Zero error evaluation report of regular students of their institutions. COE is confident that as a team, they will be able to meet this unusual challenge of promotion-cum-evaluation in this situation of Covid 19 Pandemic.

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Chandigarh August 7, 2020

Induction Programme by Geography Deptt,PU

The Department of Geography, Panjab University organized an online Induction-cum-Orientation Program from August 5-7, 2020 for the students of ongoing classes in the three Masters courses being run in the Department,informed Prof. Simrit Kahlon,

Chairperson. The students were introduced to the concept of online classes, the challenges of online teaching learning process and the decorum to be maintained during the classes. The students were made aware of the changes made in the time-table to minimize exposure to online devices. The students were also encouraged to share their experiences and relate the challenges faced during the lockdown. The teachers advised the students to follow the norms of social distancing and respect the health of fellow citizens as well as take care of their own well-being.

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Chandigarh August 7, 2020

जो पढ़ेगा वो लिखेगा, जो लिखेगा वो बचेगा

कहानी में जीवन, जीवन में कहानी' विषय पर वेब-संवाद

पंजाब विश्वविद्यालय के हिंदी विभाग के कही अनकही विचार मंच की ओर से आज ऑनलाइन वेब-संवाद का आयोजन किया गया। जिसका विषय 'कहानी में जीवन, जीवन में कहानी' था।

इस वेब-संवाद में इलाहाबाद विश्वविद्यालय के मीडिया अध्ययन केंद्र के समन्वयक डॉ. धनंजय चोपड़ा मुख्य वक्ता थे। वह प्रसिद्ध पत्रकार, लेखक व अध्यापक हैं। उन्होंने अपने वक्तव्य में 'हाये रब्बा! बिन्द्रो मर गयी', 'करीमन जी', 'बांस का पौधा' और 'बुद्धन मियां' जैसी अपनी कहानियों का उदाहरण देते हुए कहा कि हमारे आस-पास बिखरी जिंदा कहानियां हमें न केवल अपने समय के सच को गढ़ने के लिए प्रेरित करती हैं बल्कि ज़िन्दगी को जीने के फलसफे भी सिखाती हैं। कहानी के माध्यम से हम अपने सच को साझा करते हैं जिससे वह सच सार्वभौमिक सच बनता है। उन्होंने सभी को प्रेरित करते हुए कहा कि आप सच से रूबरू हों, सच को पकड़ें और फिर सच को लिखें। उन्होंने पठन-लेखन के महत्व पर प्रकाश डालते हुए कहा कि जो पढ़ेगा वह लिखेगा और जो लिखेगा वही बचेगा। सवाल-जवाब सत्र में एक सवाल का जवाब देते हुए उन्होंने बताया कि कहानी में कल्पना से अधिक यथार्थ को समाहित करना चाहिए। जब हम जिंदा कहानी को पढ़ेंगे तो उसमें हमें हमारे जीवन का हिस्सा मिल जाएगा।उन्होंने जीवन में कहानी के महत्व को दर्शाते हुए कहा कि अच्छी कहानी से जीवन में लय आती है।

विभागाध्यक्ष डॉ. गुरमीत सिंह ने सभी का स्वागत करते हुए कहा कि विभाग द्वारा हर शुक्रवार को विभिन्न विषयों पर कही अनकही विचार मंच द्वारा विद्वानों को वक्तव्य के लिए आमंत्रित किया जाता है।

कार्यक्रम में देश के विभिन्न हिस्सों से 50 से अधिक प्रतिभागियों ने हिस्सा लिया जिनमें कर्नाटक, हैदराबाद, दिल्ली और बरेली शामिल हैं। कार्यक्रम में प्रो. सत्यपाल सहगल, प्रो. राजेश जायसवाल एवं रमेश कटारिया शामिल रहे।

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Chandigarh August 7, 2020

Prof Raj Kumar Vice Chancellor Panjab University Chandigarh alongwith senior PU officials while attending the inaugural address of Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi delivered at the ‘Conclave on Transformational Reforms in Higher Education under National Education Policy’ through video conference.

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Chandigarh August 7, 2020

Keeping in mind that awareness holds the key to many solutions and present time demands such a key in each hand, Indian Creative Unity joined hands with Social Substance and DIR, Nayagaon to make an effort through the masterpiece of art 'Abstract Painting' for spreading awareness about the ongoing viral scare. Artists from Indian Creative Unity (Mahinder Singh, Kamini, Richa Sharma, Bharti, Diya Verma, Payal, Ritika and Navneet Kaur Randhawa) got together 'Maintain Norms and numbers' at DIR, Adarsh Nagar, Nayagaon to make an abstract painting using waste\used material on August 7, 2020 11 AM. The theme of the painting was 'Spreading Awareness about COVID-19'. A painting of a child offering prayers to save earth was developed using the newspapers Artist Baljinder Singh led the crew and DIR staff promised to carry the information to thousands of people of Nayagaon over the period of next weeks via online and offline mode of information dissemination. Dr. Katoch, Director, DIR acted as patron to the events. Dr. Arun Bansal, Social Substance coordinated the entire sequence.