Chandigarh March 13, 2018

PU celebrates 77th Foundation Day of journalism education in India

First Prof PP Singh Memorial Lecture held

School of Communication Studies at PU celebrated the 77th Foundation Day with the first Prof PP Singh memorial Lecture named after its founder. Mr. H K Dua, an alumnus of SCS and student of Prof PP Singh delivered the lecture. Padma BhushanMr. HK Dua, a renowned journalist who has been the editor of 4 newspapers and former member of the RajyaSabha called this a homecoming.

Mr.Dua stressed upon the role of free press in a democracy.  He said that Freedom of Press is under threat because of corporatisation   He shared a report about journalists who had lost their lives in the line of duty. Mr.Dua stated that `Without freedom of press there can be no freedom for the people”.  He encouraged the students’ to take up the profession of journalism fearlessly. Saying that this profession is not for the `chicken hearted’ he said “1.3 billion stories are around you waiting to be reported.”

Prof Arun K Grover, in his address spoke about the importance of media education and that SCS should take the lead to further collaborate with other departments and work towards creating a larger school of Art. He stressed upon the interdisciplinary nature of media studies which are a meeting ground for performing and fine arts. He suggested to the alumni to come forward in helping the school realize its full potential.

The Chairperson, Prof Archana R Singh in her welcome address gave a background about the endowment from the Punjab University Journalists Association which was the first alumni network. This endowment has ensured that this lecture can be organized once in every two years.

The event was a memorial tribute to Prof. Prithvi Pal Singh, the founder of Journalism education in India at the University of Punjab at Lahore. Prof Singh was a relentless pioneer who went on to re-establish the department at Delhi post partition. He further reorganized the department in 1962 at Chandigarh when the University was set up here.

The event witnessed the presence of several alumni from the earliest of batches. Vice Chancellor, PU, Prof. Arun Kumar Grover presided over the event. Dean Alumni Relations, Prof Anil Monga and Former VC  Prof. RP Bambah were also present. The oldest Alumnus of the Department, Mr SD Bhambri, addressed the gathering through video. PU documentary produced by SCS was screened at the event and a documentary about SCS and its glorious history prepared by the students .

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Professor Emeritus of Psychology, Panjab University, Invited for International conference Professor Jitendra Mohan, Professor Emeritus of Psychology, Panjab University, Chandigarh.  

Professor Emeritus of Psychology, Panjab University, Invited for International conference Professor Jitendra Mohan, Professor Emeritus of Psychology, Panjab University, Chandigarh. ProfessorEmeritusofPsychology has been invited to deliver a keynote address on MINDFULNESS, YOGA AND HEALTH at the 29th International Congress of Applied Psychology being held from 26th to 30th June 2018, at Montreal, Canada. 

 He will chair a scientific session. As a member of the board of governors of International Association of Applied Psychology, he shall be participating in meeting of the council from 24th to 25th June, 2018. 

The ProfessorEmeritusofPsychology conference is held after every four years. It involves more than 5000 delegates from about 80 countries.


National Pharmacy Teachers Training Programme Begins at PU


Chandigarh March 13, 2018-A one week faculty training school, on “Evolving methodologies in drug discovery and analysis” from 12 to 17 March 2018 was inaugurated today at University Institute of Pharmaceutical Sciences (UIPS), Panjab University Campus, for pharma faculty participants across the country under the initiative of UGC Networking Resource Centre (NRC).

 Professor Kanwaljit Chopra, Chairperson, UIPS,Programme Coordinator, UGC-NRC welcomed the participants and briefed them about the accomplishments of UGC-NRC programmes.

 Professor Manoj Kumar, Course Coordinator of the training school summarized about the course content to the participants and DrAlka Bali, Joint Course Coordinator of the course, took charge of the proceedings of the event.

 Professor Dibyajyoti Banerjee, Department of Experimental Medicine and Biotechnology, PGIMER, Chandigarh, was the Chief Guest and delivered the keynote address. He delivered his talk on the Challenges of Formula and Formulation in Pharmacy.

 Subsequently, a POPULAR LECTURE on “Herbal and Allopathic Medicines: Is it time to wake up” was delivered by Professor C. S. Gautam, Department of Pharmacology, Government Medical College, Chandigarh. He acquainted the participants with the adverse drug reactions associated with herbal medicines when combined with allopathic regimen. The afternoon deliberations included brief interaction with the participants followed by a two lecture session by Prof Evans Coutinho, Head of Pharmaceutical Chemistry Department, Bombay College of Pharmacy on Design and synthesis of molecules for an effective QSAR. The participants were exposed to the various aspects of QSAR during this session including basics of data selection, data treatment and interpretation in QSAR analysis.

 It is pertinent to add that the UIPS is the first and the only Pharmacy Institute in the country selected by MHRD for creating UGC Networking Resource Centre to promote and foster research and academics in the field of Pharmaceutical Sciences by training young pharma trainers, selected across the Nation.

 A total of 20 participants have been selected for training, hailing from various Colleges/Universities, representing 6 different states of India. With an aim to sensitize and update these human resources about recent developments and future trends of Pharmacy profession