Chandigarh August 8, 2020

Innovative Library Services in 21st Century discussed at PU

As part of the series of webinars being organized by A.C. Joshi Library, Panjab University, Chandigarh, a two-day webinar programme on the topic “Innovative Library Services in 21st Century” was held on 6th and 7th August, 2020. The speakers of this webinar were Prof. Parthasarthi Mukhopadhyay, Kalyani University, West Bengal, Dr.Nabi Hasan, Librarian, IIT-Delhi, Dr.Mahendra N. Jadhav, Librarian, IIT-Madras, Dr.Sunita Barve, Head, NCL Library-Pune, Dr. Sandeep Pathak, Deputy Librarian, IISER-Bhopal and Dr.Bibhuti Bhusan Sahoo, Deputy Librarian, IIT-Bhubaneswar.

The learned speakers from reputed higher educational institutes of Pan India laid stressed on e-resources subscription policies, research visualization tools, institutional repositories, library website, integration of learning management tools, and the various innovative servicesthat academic libraries can provide to the user community. A very fruitful panel discussion was held between the panellists and staff of the library related to various issues of concern during Covid19 pandemic.

Dr. Jivesh Bansal, University Librarian, introduced the theme describing information & communication technologies as a revolutionary change in information landscape after the invention of printing technology in 15th century by Johannes Gutenberg.

The webinar was attended by approx. 150 participants which included many library professionals, research scholars and students from all over the country.

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Chandigarh August 8, 2020

A webinar on the theme Employability of Indian Youth and Career Opportunities was organised by the Placement and Guidance Cell of USOL, Panjab University on 7th of August at 11 am with 200 attendees. Prof Harsh Gandhar, convener of the cell introduced the theme.

The Chairperson of USOL, Prof Madhurima Mahajan welcomed the guests .The event began with the presentation of Dr Shad Ahmed Khan from University of Buraimi, Oman on Foreign Employment : Planning, Considerations and Opportunities especially in the West Asia

The second presentation of Dr Anita Bhudhiraja, Joint Director National Institute of Electronics and Information Technology, Ropar Campus and an alumna of Deptt of Economics USOL 1991 batch focussed on plethora of career options of non technical nature and various short courses for skill upgradation in the field of information technology.

The third resource person Prof Rohit Singh, Dean Academics Auro University and a student of Vice Chancellor ,PU Prof Raj Kumar enlightened the student audience about the expanse of activities and subsectors of hospitality sector. He highlighted innovative ways of entering the sector and different short term certificate and diploma courses available

Mr Sucha Singh moderate d the Question Answer session. The session ended with Vote of thanks proposed by Prof Neeru of Hindi Deptt. This being the first activity on virtual platform many students faced difficulty in joining. The faculty and students appreciated the efforts of the team.