Chandigarh March 12, 2018
Award for PU Professor
The Asiatic Society, Kolkata, has conferred the award of Dr. Panchanan Mitra
Memorial Lectureship on Dr. R.K. Pathak, Professor, Department of Anthropology,
Panjab University, Chandigarh, for his outstanding contributions in the field of
Anthropology, here today.
        The Asiatic Society, an Institution of National Importance declared by an
Act of Parliament, was founded in 1784, which confers this award to an eminent
scientist in the field of anthropological sciences towards his/her recognition in
the field of academic achievements and research accomplishments.
      Under this award, Prof. Pathak would be delivering a lecture on March 15, 2018
at Kolkata. Prof. Pathak, an eminent Anthropologist, has held many important
academic and administrative positions at Panjab University, including Dean of
Research, Dean of Faculty of Science, Honorary Director of Human Resource
Development Centre, Chairperson of Anthropology Department.  Prof. Pathak is also
the founder coordinator of Institute of Forensic Science and Criminology at P.U.
which he headed for four years. Earlier in 2014, Prof. Pathak was felicitated at the
101st Indian Science Congress held in Jammu for his exemplary contributions to
Science and Technology, and for developing scientific temper and contribution in
Anthropological research.

Chandigarh March 12, 2018

SCS to celebrate 77th Foundation Day
The School of Communication Studies (SCS), Panjab University (PU), is celebrating
77th Foundation Day by holding the first PP Singh Memorial Lecture on March 13.
Veteran journalist HK Dua, an alumnus of the department and student of Prof PP
Singh, will deliver the lecture. Dua is a former member of Rajya Sabhya and former
editor of three renowned newspapers. Professor Prithivi Pal Singh established the
full-fledged department of journalism in the University of Punjab, Lahore in 1941.
It is
the oldest department of journalism in the country. The same educational values
continue to flourish today in Panjab University, Chandigarh, as School of
Communication Studies, said PU Spokesperson. Vice Chancellor PU Prof Arun Kumar
Grover will preside over the event. All the alumni of the department are also being
invited to attend the event. The program is scheduled to commence at 11 am in the
Mulk Raj Anand Auditorium ( Arts Block I).  The initiative is supported by Panjab
University Mass Communication Alumni Association.
Chandigarh March 12, 2018
Plagiarism discussed at UICET, PU
Dr S S Bhatnagar University Institute of Chemical Engg. & Technology, Panjab
University, Chandigarh organized a lecture on “Plagiarism”, here today. The Keynote
speaker was Prof. S K Kansal, who is a professor of Chemical Engg. At Panjab
University, Chandigarh. He has nearly 20 years teaching as well as research
experience in Chemical Engg./Environmental Engg.
        The lecture was inaugurated by Prof. Sanchita Chauhan, Chairperson Dr SSB
UICET. In her address she highlighted the need of awareness about plagiarism and its
consequences. She impressed upon the research scholars and PG students to be aware
about plagiarism, anti-plagiarism softwares and their usage. She also emphasized
upon the need of ethical research.
Prof. Kansal in his lecture discussed about plagiarism, types of plagiarism,
strategies to avoid plagiarism, consequences and helpful suggestions. The lecture
was interactive and the research scholar raised their queries during the lecture
which were very well addressed by Prof Kansal. Finally a quiz was planned in which
participants have to detect the incidents of plagiarism and correctional measures.
Information about various tools and softwares which helps to avoid plagiarism was
discussed during the talk. The participants not only enjoyed the highly informative
and lucid lecture but also asked questions about different aspects of plagiarism and
how to write their research papers preventing plagiarism.
The Institute’s Ph.D research scholars and PG students have attended the talk.
Chandigarh March 12, 2018

2nd All India Art Exhibition 2018

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