Chandigarh,October 10, 2018

PU receives grant for setting up CALEM

Panjab University has received grant of Rs 2.40 crores from
MHRD for setting up of Centre for Academic Leadership and Educational
Management (CALEM) to be established before March 2020 along with Rs 93 lakhs for recurring expenditure against total sanctioned amount of
Rs 6.63 crores.

The Department of Education, Panjab University had submitted
the proposal under the Pt Madan Mohan Malviya National Mission for
Teachers and Training (PMMMNMTT) of MHRD.

Prof Raj Kumar, Vice Chancellor was apprised about the
objectives, programmes, building infrastructure and time lines of the
project approved in the XIth PAB meeting of MHRD in July 2018 by the
chairperson of the Department of Education Prof Latika Sharma. The
Vice Chancellor has shown keen interest in multidisciplinary programs
of the Center and has promised administrative support in creating the
infrastructure.


This is one of the five centres in the country given by
Government of India. Catering majorly to clientele in the northern
region, Panjab University shall conduct programs for preparing
stakeholders in education for Academic leadership and Educational
management. This will provide opportunity to the University to invite
experts in the field from around the country and conduct training
programs and workshops for teachers, principals, vice chancellors,
administrators and researchers.

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Chandigarh,October 10, 2018

Delegation from US Embassy visited PU
Mr Christopher Commins, Science Officer-Environment, Science and
Technology affairs and Ms. Priya Ghose from Embassy of the United
States of America visited Panjab University and PGIMER.


Prof Rajkumar, Vice Chancellor, Panjab University, welcomed the
delegation and deliberated on issues of social importance. He
emphasized that collaboration should look for user friendly cost
effective technologies for solving the issues of local region like
stubble burning. Short term to long term goal will be helpful to
address the issue of national importance.


Deligation interacted with experts Dr Ravindra Khaiwal, PGIMER, Sh
Surender Pal, Director, IMD, Sh Vivek Pandey, Chandigarh Pollution
Control Committee, Dr Manoj Raje and Dr Somya, IMTECH, Prof Siby John,
PEC and DR Suman Mor along with their research team.


Dr Suman Mor, stated that we had deliberation on environmental issues
especially on factors leading to air pollution and possible
collaborations to work to solve these issue.

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Chandigarh,October 10, 2018
Mr. Mark Morley, Trade Commissioner - South Asia

Agribusiness, Australian High Commission and Mr. Ashish Sharma,
Director - Northwest India, Austrade, New Delhi met the Vice
Chancellor, Panjab University, Prof Raj Kumar

Mr. Mark Morley, Trade Commissioner - South Asia
Agribusiness, Australian High Commission and Mr. Ashish Sharma,
Director - Northwest India, Austrade, New Delhi met the Vice
Chancellor, Panjab University, Prof Raj Kumar and the Director,
Research Promotion, Prof. Ramanjit K. Johal, here today to discuss
their interest in collaborating with the University to work in the
area of developing sustainable agri- business models in North-Western
India, more specifically Punjab and Haryana.

To start with a workshop on food supply chains as a
collaboration between Panjab University, University of Monash,
Punjab Agriculture University and the Sangha group was being planned
in early 2019.

The Vice Chancellor, Prof. Raj Kumar, underlined the need
for a highly integrated approach to addressing the various verticals
in the food processing, storage, distribution domains to build a
sustainable business model. He noted that Panjab University, along
with the CRIKC cluster, has immense strengths to build virtual and
physical infrastructure to strengthen this critical area of the Indian
economy.
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Chandigarh,October 10, 2018

Faculty members from Panjab University doing cancer
related research had an interaction with a delegation headed by Dr.
Claude Dupont from the Inclusive Business Accelerator (IBA), Belgium.

Faculty members from Panjab University doing cancer
related research had an interaction with a delegation headed by Dr.
Claude Dupont from the Inclusive Business Accelerator (IBA), Belgium.
Dr. Dupont apprised about the cancer treatment though proton therapy
and research going on across the continents. It is a very precisely
targeted technique for the cancer treatment.

In India, two state-of-art proton therapy facilities are coming up at
Apollo hospital, Chennai, and ARCTEC, Navi Mumbai.

The PU Vice-chancellor Prof. Raj Kumar had discussions
regarding such a project with the delegates and stressed on focused
basic research in cancer disease by PU faculty and CRIKC institutes.
He also pointed on importance of early detection and prevention of
cancer. The faculty from social sciences can play a pivotal role in
relevant mass awareness programmes.

Prof, Devinder Mehta, Dean Faculy Science; Prof, Rajat
Sandhir, Associate Director Research Promotion Cell: Prof, Jagtar
Singh, Chairperson, Dept. Of Biotechnology, Dr, Vivek Kumar,
Chairperson, Centre for Medical Physics and Dr. Vijayata, Chairperson,
Centre for Nuclear Medicine were present on the occasion.