Chandigarh September 23, 2017

VICE CHANCELLOR’S STATEMENT
1.      With a deep sense of sorrow, I may inform the members about the sad demise of

Highly regarded and profusely honoured, the World Renowned Nephrologist Professor
Kirpal Singh Chugh of PGIMER on September 17, 2017. He was an alumnus of PU and the
first qualified Indian nephrologist.  He obtained MD with specialization in urinary
diseases as ‘Nephrology’

(To pay homage to the departed soul, two minutes silence, all standing, may be
observed).


2. I am pleased to inform the Hon’ble members that:

i.      Shri Prakash Javadekar, Minister of Human Resource Development, released the
‘SWACHHTA’ Ranking 2017 of Higher Educational Institutions in New Delhi on September
11, 2017 at an Award Ceremony held in New Delhi.  Post-Graduate Government College for
Girls, Sector-11, bagged the 6th position and Panjab University, Chandigarh stands
placed at the 7th position amongst 174 Higher Education Institutions which were
shortlisted for evaluation in a contest for promoting Hygiene & Cleanliness under
Swachh Bharat Abhiyan. 4500 Higher Educational Institutions had participated in this
national contest.

ii.     Dr. Kiran Bedi, Hon’ble Lieutenant Governor of Puducherry and alumnus PU,
delivered Prof. J.C. Anand Memorial Oration hosted by Department of Political Science
and interacted with the students who have joined the new courses on ‘Leadership and
Governance’ and blessed them on September 22, 2017.

iii.    6th Panjab University Foundation Day Lecture will be delivered by Lal Bahadur
Shastri Chair Professor Shri Kailash Satyarthi, Nobel Laureate, on October 12, 2017 in
the University Auditorium.  He was honoured with Doctor of Law (Honoris Causa) during
the 64th PU Annual Convocation held on March 14, 2015.

iv.     The Patent No.297380 for Non-Staining, Novel Lecithinised Coal Tarformulation
has been granted to Professor O.P. Katare and associates on September 14, 2017 for
their innovation towards development of novel coltar nanotechnology based
pharmaceutical product.  TIFAC, New Delhi, Govt. agency along with Punjab State Council
for Science & Technology has been instrumental in getting this Patent granted.



v.      Ms. Amanpreet Kaur, Ph.D. research scholar in the University Institute of
Pharmaceutical Sciences (UIPS) has brought laurels to Panjab University by bagging
Young Scientist Award for her research in the field of drug delivery at the 5th World
Congress on Controversies, Debates and Consensus in Bone, Muscle and Joint Diseases
(BMJD), held from August 31 to September 3, 2017 at Gold Coast, Australia. She got the
Award along with prize money worth 300 Australian Dollars.

vi.     Dr. Devinder Preet Singh, Senior Lecturer in the Deptt. of Orthodontics of Dr.
H.S. Judge Institute of Dental Sciences, PU, has been honoured with ‘Profile of the
Month’ Award by Indian Dental Association (IDA) for his contributions to the dental
fraternity and society as a whole.

vii.    Cluster Innovation Centre in Biotechnology, promoted by BIRAC, launched its
first product developed by an Innovation Fellow and Ph.D. Scholar, Ms. Shivanshi
Vashist under the mentorship of Dr. Rohit Sharma, the Coordinator, CIC.  The product is
jointly manufactured by Ms. Shivanshi Vashist, Managing Director of Microradical 360
Pvt. Ltd. and Fabricator GAK Equipments, S.A.S. Nagar (Mohali).

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Chandigarh September 23, 2017
“3D Modeling and Printing Skill Development Workshop”

A three day skill development on “3D modelling and printing” has been organized during
September 21-23, 2017 at Design Innovation Centre, UIET, Panjab University. Dr. Harish
Kumar, Honorary Director, Skill Development, shared that 49.9% of the India’s
population will be less than 29 years of age by 2021 which needs to be skilled and
trained in various domains. 3D printing is one of the driving forces for Industry 4.0
which is looking forward for lean manufacturing. Human resources trained on 3D printing
can be the future workforce for industry. They can also build a start-up to offer
localized services to the society. Five basic skills required for any workforce
includes access, manage, integrate, evaluate and create. Dr. Mamta Juneja from UIET
discussed that the modelling of 3D dental prosthesis like surgical guides, implants and
dental clear aligners using different software tools. She emphasized on the importance
of multidisciplinary team work in health care medical device applications involving
engineers and doctors. Dr. Vijay Meena from CSIO discussed about designing and
development of customized Implants using biocompatible materials for various body parts
along with their long lasting characteristics. Dr. Anand Gupta from GMCH-32 talked
about maxillofacial surgeries. He emphasized how 3D modelling and printing could aid
accuracy in designing of dental implants and its vital role in planning complex
surgeries for brain and face. He also discussed about his some of the patients whose
surgeries were really benefited and fastened due to 3D models provided from DIC lab of
UIET. Dr. Parshant Jindal who has designed and manufactured a low cost 3D printer in
DIC Lab at UIET, Panjab University has interacted with the participants and encouraged
them to innovate by building such machines. 3D printer designed by him is in aligned to
the Make in India programme of Government of India. Dr. Dirender Tayal, an Entrepreneur
and Educationist, encouraged the participants during valedictory session by quoting
examples of usage of 3D printing in the industry. He also motivated to students to
think differently and be an innovator rather than just looking at the jobs. He also
shared the views for collaboration between 3D printing facility of of UIET and
industrial associations. Professor Renu Vig, Director UIET, shared her vision to
translate the technology developed by UIET into industrial products. She also
encouraged the participants to get involve themselves with projects being executed by
the faculty of department.

        20 students/ research scholars and faculty members from different departments
are selected out of 100 applicants to participate in the workshop. Participants have an
interactive session with the experts and many ideas are discussed upon.

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Chandigarh September 23, 2017
INVITATION
Panjab University (PU), Chandigarh Senate will meet on Sunday, September 24, 2017 at 10
AM in the Senate Hall, PU, Chandigarh.

Date                    :       September 24, 2017Sunday
Time                    :       10 AM
Venue                   :       Senate Hall, PU, Chandigarh
All the Reporters covering PU are kindly requested to cover the same.

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Adab Foundation in association with Department of Indian theatre, Panjab University,
Chandigarh has organised a theatrical performance 'Kahani ki Kahani, Ismat ki zabani'
on 23-Sep-17. 

Chandigarh September 23, 2017
Adab Foundation in association with Department of Indian theatre, Panjab University,
Chandigarh has organised a theatrical performance 'Kahani ki Kahani, Ismat ki zabani'
on 23-Sep-17. The play is directed and written by a well known Indian writer, researcher and
activist, Noor Zaheer.

You are cordially invited to attend the program. Please find below the schedule for the
event:
Date: 23rd Sep 2017
Time: 6:30pm to 8:00pm
Venue: Law Auditorium, Panjab University, Chandigarh