Chandigarh February 18, 2019

VICE CHANCELLOR’S STATEMENT
1. With a deep sense of sorrow, I may inform the honourable
members of the Syndicate about the sad demise of

i) Dr. Pushpa Chaudhary, former Professor, Dept. of
Education, Panjab University on 18th December, 2018

ii) Sardar Kuldip Singh, father of Dr. Gurmeet Singh,
Fellow and Chairperson, Dept. of Hindi, Panjab University on 25th
December, 2018

iii) Mrs. Swaran Kaur, mother of Prof. Swinder Singh, USOL
on 27th December, 2018

iv) Smt. Vimla Grover mother of Prof. Arun Kumar Grover,
former Vice Chancellor, Panjab University on 28th December, 2018

v) Dr. B.R. Kandoi, former Professor, Dept. of Economics,
Panjab University, on 1st January, 2019

vi) Shri Ajmer Singh, father of Dr. Rajiv Kumar, Dept. of
Environment Studies on 20th January, 2019

vii) S. Jagjit Singh, father of Shri Prabhjit Singh, Fellow on
21st January, 2019

viii) Dr. R.K. Gupta, former Professor, Dept. of Physics,
Panjab University on 26th January, 2019

ix) Shri Raghbir Dyal, Fellow and member of Board of Finance
on 27th January, 2019.

x) Mrs. Prabha Verma, mother of Prof. Archana Bhatnagar,
Dept. of Biochemistry, Panjab University on 30th January, 2019

xi) Mrs. Mato Rani, mother of Dr. Ashok Yadav, Assistant
Professor, University Institute of Pharmaceutical Sciences, Panjab
University on 2nd February, 2019

xii) Prof. A.K. Bhandari, Dept. of Mathematics, Panjab
University on 11th February, 2019

xiii) Prof. S.M. Handa, former Professor, Dept. of Zoology,
Panjab University on 11th February, 2019



(To pay homage to the departed souls, two minutes silence, all
standing, may be observed).



2. I am pleased to inform the honourable members of the
Syndicate that:



(i) Mr. Shyam, NSS volunteer, a student of BA-III in
Department of Evening Studies, Panjab University participated in the
Republic Day Parade held on 26th January, 2019 in New Delhi.

(ii) Two papers entitled “Alcohol use and burden for 195
countries and territories, 1990-2016: A systematic analysis for the
Global Burden of Disease Study 2016” and “Measuring performance on the
Healthcare Access and Quality Index for 195 countries and territories
and selected subnational locations: A systematic analysis from the
Global Burden of Disease Study 2016” of Dr. Kewal Krishan,
Chairperson, Dept. of Anthropology, Panjab University have been
published in high impact factor medical journal “The Lancet”.

(iii) Prof. Bhupinder Singh Bhoop, University Institute of
Pharmaceutical Sciences, Panjab University has been bestowed upon with
the Fellowship Award 2018 by Indian Pharmaceutical Association.

(iv) Dr. Neelima Dhingra, Assistant Professor, University
Institute of Pharmaceutical Sciences, Panjab University has been
conferred upon with “Bharat Ratna Mother Teresa Gold Medal Award 2018”
by Global Economic Progress and Research Association, Tamil Nadu in
Chennai on December, 22, 2018.

(v) Shri Sanjay Tandon, Fellow, Panjab University and
President, Balramji Dass Tandon Charitable Foundation, H.No. 1636,
Sec. 18-D, Chandigarh has donated an amount of Rs.10 lac to the
University for creating an Endowment Fund for organizing Annual
Memorial Lecture in memory of his father late Sh. Balramji Dass
Tandon.

(vi) Dr. S.M. Kant, former Director, Youth Welfare, Panjab
University has been awarded Lifetime Achievement Award at the 34th
North Zone Inter University Youth Festival held at Panjab University.

(vii) Prof. Jayant N. Pethkar, School of Communication Studies,
Panjab University has been awarded as Good Teacher Award by the
Chandigarh Chapter of Public Relations Society of India.

(viii) Prof. Harsh Nayyar, Department of Botany, Panjab
University has been sanctioned a grant of 30,000 US dollars by
International Center for Agricultural Research in the Dry Areas
(ICARDA), Morocco for a 2-year collaborative research project on
“Screening Lentils for Heat Stress under Controlled Conditions”.

(ix) Mr. Akash Rai, a student of the University Business
School, Panjab University has got the highest package of Rs.53 lac
p.a. in Tolaram Group in the recent campus placements conducted at
UBS.

(x) Mr. Radha Kishan, R/o H.No. 362, Sector-9, Panchkula has
donated an amount of Rs.1 lac for the purchase of books and payment
towards scholarship to the poor and needy students.

(xi) Professor Chaman Lal, Fellow, Panjab University has been
appointed as Honorary Advisor of Bhagat Singh Archives and Resource
Centre of Delhi Archives of Government of NCT of Delhi.
(xii) Smt. Kirron Kher, Hon’ble Member of Parliament (Lok
Sabha), Chandigarh has recommended the purchase of one bus and
construction (expansion) of community centre for Panjab University,
Chandigarh out of her MP Local Area Development Fund.

(xiii) Dr. Dalip Kumar, Fellow has been awarded commendation
certificate by Chandigarh Administration for his contribution in the
field of higher education.

(xiv) Dr. Manjit Kaur Brar, Principal, Govt. College of Commerce
and Business Administration, Sector-50, Chandigarh has been awarded
commendation certificate by Chandigarh Administration for her
contribution in the field of higher education.

(xv) Panjab University NSS Contingent for the first time got
first position in U.T. State Level Republic Parade. Prior to this,
the contingent had been getting second position during the last two
years.

(xvi) Dr. Prabhdeep Brar, University Institute of Fashion
Technology and Vocational Development, Panjab University won the best
presentation award for her paper entitled “Observing sustainability:
Case studies of Chandigarh boutiques and their textile waste reuse” at
the 21st International Conference on sustainability in fashion and
textiles’ held in Rome, Italy from January 17-18, 2019.
(xvii) Panjab University successfully conducted the 34th North
Zone Inter University Youth Festival from 27-31 December, 2018 in
collaboration with Association of Indian Universities, New Delhi.
About 36 Universities from northern India participated in this mega
festival. It is also a matter of honour that Panjab University,
Chandigarh placed on 2nd runner-up in overall championship of this
festival.
(xviii) Dr. Nisha Bhargava, Principal, MCM DAV College for Women,
Chandigarh and Fellow, Panjab University has been nominated as a
Member of the State Legal Services Authority, U.T. Chandigarh for a
period of two years.

(xix) A research proposal titled “Plasmonic hot electron pockets
as exciton luminescence promoters and regioselective chemical
triggers” submitted jointly by Dr. Jadab Sharma, Centre for
Nanoscience and Nanotechnology, Panjab University and Dr. Erik
Dujardin, CEMES, France has been approved under CEFIPRA which will be
jointly funded by India and France.

(xx) I have met:

(a) Shri Satyadeo Narayan Arya, Hon’ble Governor of Haryana
on 4th and 22nd January, 2019 regarding Saraswati River Project.

(b) Prof. V.K. Paul, Member, NITI Aayog, New Delhi on 10th
January, 2019 regarding AYUSH and 100-bedded hospital Project.

(c) Shri Rajiv Gauba, Home Secretary, Government of India on
10th January, 2019 to apprise about University.

(d) Shri Suresh Prabhu, Hon’ble Minister for Commerce and
Industry on 18th January, 2019 in connection with the grants for
setting up of a Centre for Intellectual Property Rights.

(e) Dr. I.V. Subba Rao, Secretary to Vice-President of India
on 15th February, 2019

(f) Prof. K. Vijay Raghavan, Principal Scientific Advisor,
Govt. of India on 15th February, 2019

(g) Dr. Arabinda Mitra, Scientific Secretary to Principal
Scientific Advisor, Govt. of India on 15th February, 2019
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पुलवामा शहीदों को नमन व श्रद्धाञ्जलि

CHANDIGARH,18.02.19-पंजाब विश्वविद्यालय के संस्कृत विभाग में पुलवामा में शहीद सैनिकों को श्रद्धाञ्जलि के रूप में 2 मिनट का मौन रखा गया। इस दौरान सामूहिक प्रार्थना की गयी कि देश के हर कोने में शान्ति व सद्भाव हमेशा बना रहे और दोबारा इस प्रकार की घटना न घटे। इस विषय में संस्कृत विभाग के अध्यक्ष प्रो. वीरेन्द्र कुमार अलंकार तथा छात्रों ने भारतीय जवानों की देशसेवा के अनेक पक्षों को याद किया।

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Chandigarh February 18, 2019
PU Results
It is for the information of the general public and
students of Panjab University Teaching Departments/Colleges in
particular that result of the following examinations have been
declared:-

1. M.Sc.(Stem Cell & Tissue Engg.), 3rd Sem., Dec. 2018

2. M.A. Comparative Study of Sikh Religion, 1st Sem., Dec. 2018

3. Master of Arts Sociology,1st Sem., (Re-appear), Aug 2018

4. Master of Arts Sociology 3rd Sem, (Re-appear), Aug 2018

The students are advised to see their results in their respective
Departments/Colleges/University website.

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Chandigarh February 18, 2019

Exhibition of Paintings on the theme of ‘Rural Touch’
started at Museum of Fine Art, PU.

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Chandigarh February 18, 2019
Prof. Emanual Nahar, Dean Students Welfare (DSW) and team of
Wardens inspecting No Vehicle Zone at PU Campus.

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Chandigarh February 18, 2019

14th GiAN course begins at PU
International Gian Workshop on “Primary Immunodeficiency diseases from
bench to bedside” started today in the Department of SAIF/CIL, Panjab
University. Prof. Dr.Nima Rezaei, a leading scientist is the guest
faculty from Tehran University of Medical Science, Iran. Prof. Raj
Kumar, Vice Chancellor, PU and Prof. Jagat Ram, Director PGI sent
their blessings for the success of prestigious GIAN workshop.

Prof. S.K.Mehta, Director SAIF/CIL and Local GIAN Coordinator started
the inaugural proceedings by welcoming the august gathering and
sharing the importance of the workshop in today’s world. He introduced
the audience to the GIAN scheme and various GIAN programmes which were
held so far. Prof. Mehta encouraged the participants to
enthusiastically participate in such workshops, conferences and
symposium as theylay a foundation for future collaborations in terms
of research and development.

Prof. Dr. Surjit Singh, In charge Paediatric Centre at PGIMER,
Chandigarh, as Course Coordinator welcomes the participants and read
out message of Director PGI. Dr. Amit Rawat from PGI introduced Prof.
Dr. Nima Rezaei, the foreign faculty. Prof. Nima Rezaei in his address
mentioned about his previous collaborations with Prof. Surjit Singh
and Dr. Amit Rawat. He elaborated about the Primary immunodeficiency
diseases and thanked the coordinators for inviting him to India for
this course. Prof. Rezaei hoped this workshop to be an interactive
platform for all the participants. He mentioned that it was his dream
to visit India. Thereafter,

The 5-day schedule of the activities of the workshop was explained by
Dr. Deepak B Salunke, joint Course Coordinator. He told the audience
about the achievements of Prof. Razaei in such a young age, who has
over 700 publications so far. The inaugural function concluded with a
group photograph.