Chandigarh February 19, 2018-The Department of French & Francophone Studies, Panjab University, Chandigarh is
organizing the following competitions as per programme given below:
1.      French Singing competition- 20th February  2018
2.      French Cooking competition – 21st February  2018
3.      French Paper reading competition- 22nd February 2018

The above competitons will be held at 3.30 pm onwards at the Department.


A special lecture “Public Institution and Governance in Village India”

Chandigarh February 19, 2018-The ICSSR NWRC is organizing a special lecture “Public Institution and Governance in Village India” in collaboration with the Centre for IAS & other Competitive
Examinations, P.U. The lecture will be delivered by Professor Satyajit Singh, Department of Political Science, University of Delhi. Professor Manoj Arora, Director, PEC (Deemed to be University) Chandigarh, will preside over the Lecture. Prof. Ramanjit Kaur Johal, Director Research Promotion Cell will be the guest of honour.
Venue: ICSSR Complex, Panjab University, Chandigarh
Date: 20 February 2018
Time: 3.00 p.m.

Chandigarh February 19, 2018-Winds of Change in Masol School - Accolades to Panjab University Students

        A five member team of research scholars from Centre for Human Rights and Duties, Panjab University, Chandigarh as part of their class assignment undertook Field Action Project (FAP) led by Dr. Upneet Kaur Mangat, Assistant Professor who is also NSS programme officer and visited Masol village situated in district Mohali on February 10,
2018.The team of research scholars included Gurdeep Singh,Beant Kaur, Manpreet Kaur, Padma, and Vidushi Richashree. The team observed that village lacks basic amenities, road connectivity is too poor, a primary school exists which has been declared unsafe by department of education and lacks essential facets of quality education. There has
been huge migration of families of this village due to lack of basic amenities.
With an endeavour to improve quality education in village, the team started a fundraising drive to revamp the primary school to make it child friendly. The collected funds were utilised to Paint the walls of the school under the supervision of renowned wall artist from Chandigarh Sawan. The team of volunteers from across university including ISSER, Social Work, UILS and NSS accomplished the task of painting the school

        The representatives from GospelFire Church, the Dharmender Kumar Ministries contributed educational charts and biscuits for the school children.

The team had also presented findings of their survey to MLA Kanwar Sandhu in whose constituency the village falls.  He also reached the village and assured his full support for the development of the village.
The sheer neglect of this village has also been acknowledged by Justice Ritu Bahri in the matter of Jugraj Singh v/s State Punjab (CRM-M-39750-2016) who has further issued directions for the development of Masol Village to Punjab Government.

Earlier, findings of the survey were also submitted by the team to advocate Reeta Kohli the amicus curiae appointed by the Punjab and Haryana High Court in the aforementioned case to look into the village development.


Chandigarh February 19, 2018

Former DUI nominated for International Body

        Professor Emeritus S K Sharma, former Dean University Instructions Panjab
University has been nominated as member of the International Adhoc Group on Carbondioxide utilization, constituted by the International Standards Organization (ISO). It has experts from 9 countries namely USA, Japan, China , India, Norway,France, Netherlands Saudi Arabia and Korea

This group will evaluate the technologies in terms of their commercialisation potential and ability to fight climate change and prepare International Standards for the same
for their wide scale propagation.

Professor Sharma is a Fulbright scholar and former visiting professor at

university of Florida, USA. He has developed and propagated a number of clean and green technologies in various countries in Asia Pacific region including Myanmar, Maldives,
Srilanka, Bangladesh, Republic of Kiribati, Republic of Tovalu and India under the aegis of UN agencies UNICEF, FAO and commonwealth Secretariat and EU.


Chandigarh February 19, 2018
It is notified for the information of the Public in general and the students in
particular that the last date for submission of examination form of all UG & PG
(without and with late fee) has been extended to 15.03.2018 instead of 01.03.2018. New
schedule for submission of examination form (without and with late fee) is as under:-
                Without late fee                                        15.03.2018
With late fee of Rs.2,000/-                        22.03.2018
With late fee of Rs.6,000/-                        29.03.2018
With late fee of Rs.11,000/-                      06.04.2018
With late fee of Rs.22,000/-                      27.04.2018

                Students can also visit the University website for
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Ru-B-Ru with Punjabi Poet Gurpreet

Under the series of Ru-b-Ru, Gurpreet a Mansa based poet, recited his poems and shared
his views about his journey of relation here in School of Punjabi Studies, Panjab
University, Chandigarh.  Prof. Yog Raj Angrish, Chairperson of the department,
introduced the guest to the students as a prominent voice among the contemporary
Punjabi poet. He added that Gurpreet not only write poetry, but also lives it, Poetry
is his behaviour now.
        “A poet always speaks less and talks only with paper and pen.  I write my poems
with pencil, you can erase and rewrite them again”, said Gurpreet while sharing his
views about his journey of creation, this first anthology ŇShabdaan di MarziÓ came into
existence in 1996, but he used to draw his emotions and observations thirteen years
before this day, when he wrote an essay under the guidance of his teacher Achhru Singh.
ŇKhamosh MelaÓ (silent fair) was first poem published in a reputed magazine.  He did
not get any type of poetic environment in the family, but his vision towards little
incidents make him different from others.  His other three books Akaarn, Siahi Ghuli
Hai, Oak (cupped palm) remained successful at readers side. On this occasion Punjabi
Poet Rajwinder Mir and Tanveer also recited their poems and share their literary
journey. Dr. Pawan, Prof. Ashwani were also present at this literary meet.


 PU Transgender Student invited for dinner with Canadian Prime Minister

        Ms. Dhananjay Chauhan, a transgender student of Department of Human Rights and
Duties, Panjab University, Chandigarh has been invited by His Excellency Nadir Patel,
High Commissioner for Canada to India to a dinner-reception celebrating Canada-India
ties on the occasion of the visit of The Right Honourable Justin Trudeau Prime Minister
of Canada on February 22, 2018 at the Residence of the High Commissioner of Canada.
        Ms. Dhananjay has been working hard to alleviate the plight of transgendors and
also a founder of NGO, Saksham Trust.

        Swarnjit Kaur, Coordinator, Centre for Human Rights & Duties (U.I.E.A.S.S), PU
said that this, however, is not Dhananjay's singular achievement. Dhanjay’s association
with the Centre dates back to approximately two years prior to her admission to the
Masters programme in 2016. At that time the students interacted with her as a President
of Saksham Trust involved in rights of transgender community. After being on the rolls
of the Centre, Dhananjay was invited to Netherlands in 2016 in the month of August to
participate in an international meet on rights of transgender people.
        She further added that in November 2016, the Centre organised a Mobility
Programme with the Western Sydney University under the New Colombo Plan on the theme of
Understanding Diversity with a focus on gender  identity (including the transgender
identity)and advocacy for wellbeing. Dhananjay's active participation in the programme
helped us shape it comprehensively. Further, Dhananjay's frontal role in organizing
Pride Walk in the University Campus from March 18-26, 2017 resulted in inviting a
number of prominent personalities to the University including Consul General Canada Mr.
Christopher Gibbins.
        She further informed that within University, request for separate toilets for
transgender students and setting up of hostel facility were a few more initiatives
undertaken by Dhananjay which has been well taken by the University Administration. I
wish the success story continues in times to come and rights of the transgender
community are transformed into realty, she added.