Alumni Meet at PU

The M.Sc. (Hons. School) in Physics batch mates of Prof. A.K. Grover, Vice Chancellor Panjab University, Chandigarh organized their 3 rd Alumni Meet which is also the 50 th Anniversary of their entry in July 1968 to B.Sc. (Hons School) of Physics. The meet was organized on 14 th and 15 th July, 2018 in the Alumni House, Panjab University, Chandigarh. The meet was ended by 29 classmates along with spouses of the 13 classmates. The batch mates of the Vice Chancellor included, apart from colleagues from Panjab University and PEC, top financial experts, Senior retired bureaucrats and technocrats, broadcasters, film maker and script writers, entrepreneurs, persons engaged in charity etc.. One of the alumni, who is an entrepreneurs specially came from USA to attend the meeting.

The meet started yesterday forenoon with the members narrating their experiences in Physics Department and emphasizing the role of department in shaping their carriers in diverse field of activities. The session also included a ‘Gratitude Prayer with Yoga’ conducted by an experience art of living instructors who is amongst the alumni attending the meet. Similarly another alumni attending the meet conducted a session on ‘Laughter Yoga’ which was thoroughly enjoyed by the participants. The session also included some melodious songs sung by the participants including the spouses.

The alumni had a brief session in the parent department where Prof. Arun Grover explained the role played by Prof. B.M. Anand in setting up the present department as well as creating world class facility in the field of Nuclear Emulsions. Prof. Grover also delved on the genesis of the ‘Honours School’ system established in 1919. Prof. Grover also emphasized the role played by Dewan Anand Kumar in establishing the present campus of Panjab University. The session also included an excursion of the city and ended with a dinner in the Alumni House.

The 15 th morning started with ‘Panchkosh Meditation’ which is part of Art of Living as well as a brief session of laughter yoga. This was followed by a visit to the famous Yadvindra Gardens at Pinjore. After visiting the garden, the alumni had a sumptuous lunch at the Haryana Tourism Restaurant, thoroughly enjoyed by everyone. The programme ended with tea in the Alumni House at 4:00 p.m.

All the alumni were extremely happy with the arrangements at the Alumni House and also appreciated the services rendered by the staff. Many of the classmates who could not attend the meeting conveyed their good wishes for the same. Prof. Ajay Sood, FRS, specially conveyed his good wishes and regard. The meet ended by resolving to hold the next meet in Nov, 2020 and also resolved to make a collective donation to Panjab University Alumni Fund.

====================================================CChandigarh, July 15, 2018

Workshop on “Machine Learning & Deep Learning: Applications in NLP, Computer Vision and IoT” at PU

A workshop was conducted from July 10-14, 2018 by the department of Computer Science and Engineering, UIET in association with GCET, Jammu under TEQIP-III on the topic “Machine Learning & Deep Learning: Applications in NLP, Computer Vision and IoT” under the able guidance of director UIET Prof. Savita Gupta. The workshop was inaugurated by Prof. B. S. Sohi (Pro-VC, Chandigarh University). The aim of this workshop was to provide the glimpse of machine learning and deep learning with respect to different industrial applications. Experts from academia and industry apprised the participants about the fundamental concepts of machine learning and deep learning with hands on sessions which were appreciated by all.

Around 70 participants consisting of BE/BTech students, ME/MTech students, research scholars and faculty members participated in the workshop. Overall the workshop was very informative and engaging and it ended with a valedictory on July 14, 2018. During the valedictory, director UIET Prof. Savita Gupta stressed on the importance of these technologies and motivated the participants to implement the concepts learnt in the workshop at their respective places.

=====================================================================================Chandigarh, July 15, 2018-Panjab University, Chandigarh conducted the PULEET Entrance Test on 15.07.2018 (Sunday). Total three centres were created, two at Panjab University Campus, Sector 14 and one at SSGPURC, Hoshiarpur. 86.99% candidates appeared in this test. Flying squad and observers were sent to the centres for routine checking and smooth conduct of the test. The test was conducted satisfactorily and no untoward incident was reported from any of the examination centres.