Chandigarh September 24, 2020

International Online Conference on Sustainable Research Technology and Development by UICET, PU

Dr. SSBUICET, Panjab University, Chandigarh, in collaboration with DUIET, Assam is organizing a Two days International Online Conference on Sustainable Research Technology and Development (IOCSRT-2020) on September 24- 25,2020 under the aegis of TEQIP-III, a World Bank project offered by MHRD, GOI.

The inaugural session today included briefing about the Conference, TEQIP-III project, Dr. SSBUICET and DUIET.

The Conference was formally inaugurated by the Vice Chancellor Prof. Raj Kumar, He opined that Science plays a crucial role for sustainable development and is key to answering many of the questions facing countries across the world today –food security and water management, ocean sustainability, eradicating poverty, ensuring health, and forging new paths to inclusive, sustainable development.

Building a sustainable world requires overcoming disciplinary boundaries. Interdisciplinary cooperation, on the basis of disciplinary excellence, can contribute to developing an integrated scientific approach aimed at supporting sustainable development. It should be based on a broad understanding of science, covering the whole range of disciplines from natural sciences to engineering to social sciences and the humanities, and address the social, economic and environmental dimensions of sustainable development. Panjab University recognizes that research, especially cross-disciplinary research, is the key success factor to the achievement of a sustainable future for society and communities. Research can help to make ongoing improvements in sustainability measures, products and policies. It can also help to encourage and induce societal efforts and opportunities in bringing about sustainability changes to our natural and human systems. Such research inevitably crosses the traditional divide between the sciences and engineering, humanities and law, and education, to produce new and refreshing possibilities in research and its outcomes. The divisions into traditional disciplines as well as the distinct separation of science from society have to be overcome. Also, global scientific cooperation – on a level playing field – needs to be increased.

That is why PU has created various verticals for interdisciplinary and multi-disciplinary approach to societal problems. All seminars and workshops are designed by involving multiple Departments and Centres, he added.

The Vice Chancellor, BHU Varanasi Prof. Rakesh Bhatnagar in his address congratulated on the theme of the conference. In the message sent from BHU, he emphasized on the need of sustainable technologies in the present scenario.

The keynote address was delivered by Prof. G.D. Yadav, Emeritus Professor of Eminence and Excellence, Former Vice Chancellor, ICT Mumbai. He clearly mentioned the energy intensive issues raised by the present Industry. Citing a large number of applications, he talked about the alternatives which are actually sustainable and offer a cyclical phenomenon of life and death.

Over a span of two days, the conference will include a number of plenary lectures, invited talks and oral/poster presentations in various parallel sessions. The thrust areas of the event include Nanomaterials and Nanotechnology, Green and Sustainable energy, Waste Management, Biochemical Engineering, Process Modeling, Simulation & Optimization and Advanced Separation Technologies, Catalysis & Reaction Engineering, Process Intensification, Food & Nutrition, Polymers & Composites, Petroleum Refining & Petrochemicals, Process Engineering Control & Automation. The plenary speakers include Prof. Vijay K. Thakur, SRUC, UK, Prof. Meyya Meyyapan, Chief Editor, Mat Res Exp, NASA Ames lab and Prof. Anantha Ramakrishna, Director, CSIO, Chandigarh and Prof. Sarit K. Das, Director IIT Ropar.. The main topics of talks include Sustainable Materials Research From Past To Future: The Way Forward, Design ,synthesis and application of Faceted Titania, Nanostructured Metal Oxides based Hybrid Supercapacitors, Plasmonics and Nanotechnology and many more. About 100 participants are part of the event.

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Chandigarh September 24, 2020

UIAMS, PU organized Webinar on National Education Policy 2020

The University Institute of Applied Management Sciences (UIAMS), Panjab University organized a webinar on National Education Policy 2020, today.

The Chief Guest of the Webinar was His Excellency, Sh. Shri Bhagat Singh Koshyari Ji, Governor of State of Maharashtra.

Prof. Upasna Joshi Sethi, Director, UIAMS, introduced the Chief Guest and extended warm welcome on behalf of Panjab University.

Prof. Raj Kumar Vice Chancellor, Panjab University, in his address stated that Panjab University has already started planning short and long term implementation of NEP 2020. He also stressed on sharing of resources’ and collaborations with different agencies. Prof Raj Kumar also highlighted the infrastructure facilities like CIL, Incubation Center and Human Resources wherein eminent scientists and researchers are presently working in the Panjab University and are collaborating with other Universities in the region for more research outcomes. The role of Bio-Nest where new incubation and innovative ideas are implemented for the students not only from nearby villages but far fledged places across the country was deliberated by PU VC in his address.

The Chief Guest of the Webinar His Excellency Sh. Shri Bhagat Singh Koshyari Ji, Governor of State of Maharashtra at the outset appreciated Panjab University for being one of the oldest Universities in the country producing best Alumni across all the fields. ‘This education policy is the true representative of Bharat and the goal of achieving the status of Vishav Guru is viable under this policy. ‘This policy is based on Indian ethos, culture, values and morals which will help in making India a superpower in future’ added Sh. Koshyari Ji. Governor also deliberated on the multidisciplinary approach of NEP 2020 in giving student the option of pursuing education in his area of interest. He also emphasized on the role of language Hindi and Sanskrit in learning our culture and values as given in NEP 2020.

The Vote of thanks was proposed by Coordinator of the Webinar Dr. Naveen Kumar, Assistant Professor, UIAMS.

The webinar was organized by the Dr. Naveen Kumar, Dr. Nidhi Gautam and Dr. Aman Khera faculty members of UIAMS.

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Chandigarh September 24, 2020

USOL organises Virtual Panel Discussion on NEP- 2020

Taking the thread of deliberations and dialogues on NEP-2020 on virtual platforms ahead University School of Open Learning is organized a virtual Panel Discussion titled: NEP-2020- State holders speak up, today .

Ever since the announcement of NEP it had not only been in news in every media it is also being avidly discussed in academic circles. The rich policy documents needs to be decoded to thread base details so as to visualize multiple roadmaps of its implementations.

Today’s event was special as it brings together stakeholders drown from different academic domains. Eminent panelists include Professor Viney Kapoor Mehra, V.C., DR B.R. Ambedkar National Law University, Sonipat, Professor R.C. Sharma from Dr. B.R. Ambedkar University, Delhi and Professor Latika Sharma, Department of Education, Panjab University, Professor Kuldip Puri form USOL will moderate the discussion.

Professor Madhurima Verma, Chairperson, USOL maintains that today’s event offered a good platform to eminent panelists to speak up their understanding of NEP, raise their concern and share their takeaways for their respective domains. USOL, will continue to hold more on the theme in the coming weeks, she added.

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Chandigarh September 24, 2020

WEBINAR ON “CORONA PANDEMIC: SCIENTIFIC AND TECHNOLOGICAL HANDLING” at UIET, PU

The Department of Information Technology, University Institute of Engineering and Technology, Panjab University, Chandigarh under the guidance of Prof. Savita Gupta, Director UIET and Prof.Krishan Kumar, Coordinator, Department of Information Technology, UIET, organized a TEQIP-III sponsored online Webinar on ‘Corona Pandemic: Scientific and Technological Handling’ today.

The expert speaker was Dr.Vimal Bhanot,who is a retired Professor of Electrical Engineering from Birla institute of Technology and Science BITS, Pilani, and now serves the society. Dr. Bhanot provided insights and created awareness regarding the evolution of the Corona Pandemic situation and the key challenges faced by individuals. He stressed that all of us, especially youngsters have to come forward and join our hands irrespective of our caste, religion and country to overcome this COVID-19 situation.

The webinar was highly interactive and many participants gave positive feedback. It concluded with Vote of Thanks delivered by Dr. Bhawna Sharma. This successful event was coordinated by Dr.Amandeep Puri and Dr. Puneet Jai Kaur,Assistant Professors, Department of IT, UIET and Dr. Bhawna Sharma, Associate Professor, CSE Department, Government College of Engineering and Technology (GCET), Jammu.

The webinar was sponsored by the third phase of Technical Education Quality Improvement Programme (TEQIP-III). This Webinar was attended by 75 participants which included faculty,

Ph. D research scholars and M.E. and B.E. students.

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Chandigarh September 24, 2020

Examination for 166 Subjects being Conducted Today by PU

Around 10,000 students appeared today for a record number of Examination of 166 subjects being conducted by Panjab University Chandigarh.

Today, apart from exams being conducted in three slots, one exam in the slot 730pm-930pm is rescheduled due to UGC NET.

Prof Parvinder Singh, Controller of Examination informed that despite all odds due to Covid-19 pandemic, the team of examination branches are making strenuous efforts by working 24×7 for their whole hearted support in the larger interest of students .