Chandigarh August 19, 2019
Capacity Building Program at PU
Panjab University Alumni House in collaboration with Social Substance
organized a Capacity Building Program. The program was attended by about twenty
guides, counselors, teachers, administrators, psychologists etc. who are working with
students of various schools and colleges of Chandigarh.
Prof. Deepti Gupta, Dean Alumni Relations, PU stated that the aim of this
initiative was to create better resources for society by mobilizing existing
resources. As Dean, Alumni her goal was to serve the existing alumni and to attract
more for better contribution toward Panjab University.
Ms. Kamal Malhi, a trained counselor, was resource person for the morning
session. She broke the ice with explanation of ‘Namaste’ and extending significance of
greetings to each other. She was affirmative while dissecting the myths of counseling
and its need. Her session was full or practical and physical exercises. She taught the
audience to feel life through own senses. Empathy became the keyword of her lecture.
Ms. Joginder Mukherje, a clinical counselor, took the second and final session
after noon. She used videos to get attention of the audience and got the related to
real life situations. She emphasized that counseling was a real art and required to be
mastered before applying.
Dr. Arun Bansal, Social Substance apprised that this event was one of the
events in series initiated in collaboration with PUAA. The real purpose was to get all
resources under one roof and effectively use and channelize those. In this direction,
several counseling sessions were planned at Panjab University including Hostels.
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Chandigarh August 19, 2019
PU Gets MAKA Trophy
Prof. Raj Kumar, Vice-Chancellor, Panjab University(PU), Chandigarh informed
about PU getting prestigious award of Maulana Abul Kalam Azad(MAKA) Trophy for the
session 2018-19, here today, while addressing the media persons. While congratulating
on this achievement, after a gap of 14 years, he added that this has been achieved on
the basis of excellent sports performances of the outstanding sports persons of PU. He
appreciated the team efforts consisting of University Officials, Principals and
Physical Education personnel of affiliated colleges, coaches, administrative and
ground staff of the Directorate of Sports, various National and State Sports
Federations etc. Since his joining PU, he has always emphasised on Sports and taking
all steps to further enhance the visibility of PU sports and is taking all necessary
steps for getting more funds which will enhance the visibility.
PU VC informed about concerted efforts being made for having MoUs with Foreign
Universities, Sports Fedrations and Private Sports Club to give a boost to sports at
PU and also to improve future facilities. Efforts are also being made for the
Development Sports Academies, Centre of Excellence in different Games and to establish
New Khelo India Academies.

Dr. S.S. Sangha, PU Fellow & President, PU Sports Committee said that this
achievement has been a team work of PU and its affiliated colleges.
Dr. Parminder Singh Ahluwalia, Director, Physical Education & Sports, PU while
appreciating the motivation provided by PU VC to the sports persons from time to time
which played vital role for winning this presitigous MAKA Trophy. He informed about
all the efforts made by PU Sports persons from the last five years to get the MAKA
Trophy. He further informed that there are total no. of 37 games at International,
Inter-University & Khelo India Games, the points of which are calculated for the award
MAKA Trophy -2018-19. Panjab University has won positions in 31 games out of 37
during All India Inter-University and North Zone Inter-University Competitions. The
dominating games which contribute maximum for the Panjab University are Shooting,
Swimming, Water Sports, Cycling, Archery, Athletics, Wushu, Tennis, Gymnastics & Judo.
The contributing factors for the said achievement is as under:-

1. Summer Coaching camps which are organized every year.
2. Panjab University outstanding sports persons are given Cash Award every year
the amount of which has come to near about 1.5 crore approx..
3. Development of Sports Infrastructure in various games.
4. Following Sports Coaching Centres are being run by the Panjab University,
Chandigarh in various games to give regular training to the players under the able
guidance of the coaches appointed by Panjab University, Chandigarh and
deputed by the Sports Authority of India:

Name of Sports Coaching Centres & Games in which Panjab University Coaches are giving
Training Name of Sports Coaching Centres & Games in which SAI Coaches are
giving Training
1. Water Sports
(Rowing, Canoeing & Kayaking and Yatching) 1. Gymnastics
2. Wushu 2. Badminton
3. Cycling 3. Football
4. Athletics 4. Hockey
5. Swimming 5. Volleyball
6. Tennis
7. Shooting
8. Archery

5. Khelo India Centre

Talking about future plans of Directorate of Sports, Dr. Parminder informed
about the efforts being made for the appointment of new coaches and to create sports
infrastructure in the following games:-

i) Synthetic Athletic Track
ii) Cycling Velodrome
iii) Archery Arena.

Dr. Parminder gave detailed account of points & positions claimed by the PU
for the award of MAKA Trophy for the last five years which are as under:-

Sr.no. Session MAKA Point Claimed by Panjab University Difference of Score from the
last consecutive year Percentage of Improvement Year Wise Position in reference
to MAKA Trophy
1 2014-15 20495 - - 5th
2 2015-16 43880 23385 114.10% 2nd
3 2016-17 66495 22615 51.53% 2nd
4 2017-18 89740 23245 34.9% 3rd
5 2018-19 11542 New Sports Policy declared from the session 2018-19 with
different marks criteria and scoring system - Recommended by the
committee of MYAS
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Chandigarh August 19, 2019
Annual Magazine of Youth Welfare Department released by PU VC
Prof. Raj Kumar, Vice Chancellor, Panjab University, expressed his
satisfaction at the spurt in writing skills of students now-a-days. Talking to the
gathering on the occasion of the release of Jawan Tarang, annual magazine of the Dept.
of Youth Welfare, P.U. Chandigarh, he said that literature is the mirror of society,
and the expression of the youth on social and current issues is a sign of an alert
and receptive mind. He lauded the efforts of the department in initiating the task of
publishing the work of participants in the youth festival in the categories of essay,
story and poem writing. Prof. Raj Kumar said that a complete education should help
students to hone their skills in the field of art, literature, theatre and music.
Every student must be given a chance to express himself. Such a manifestation gives a
vent to one’s dreams and aspirations and also acts as a safety valve in the stressful
and competitive world that youngsters have to deal with.
Dr. Nirmal Jaura, Director, Youth Welfare said the publishing of Jawan Tarang
is a step to compile and preserve the creative work of students for posterity. It
also gives students a feeling of recognition to see their articles and stories in
print. Often, writing is a neglected field and youngsters are hesitant to give form to
their ideas. He revealed that Jawan Tarang, which is in the sixth year of publication,
has received an overwhelming response in the affiliated colleges of Panjab
University, and has helped more students to pick up their pens and dip them in the ink
of imagination. Editor of the issue, Dr. Inderjit Kaur, Principal, Ramgarhia Girls
College, Ludhiana expressed her delight on the release of the magazine and thanked all
the staff editors for their support in the editing and printing process of this issue
. Staff editors like Dr. Daljit Kaur, Dr. Sarvjeet Kaur Brar Hindi, , Prof. Anu
Gupta Art s , Dr. Gaurav Gaur, Press Manager Mr. Jatinder Modgil , Dr. Tajinder
Gill, Assistant Director Youth Welfare among the other prominent presents on this
occasion.
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Chandigarh August 19, 2019
PU Results
This is for the information of the public in general and students in
particular that the result of M.Phil. & Ph.D. Entrance Test-2019 in the Faculty of
Languages and Faculty of Design & Fine Arts conducted by the Panjab University,
Chandigarh on 6th July 2019 has been declared.
The result is available on http://results.puchd.ac.in website.
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Chandigarh August 19, 2019
The inaugural of the 7 days National Seminar-cum- Workshop on Inclusion:
Moving Forward from 19th to 25th August 2109, organised by Centre for Academic
Leadership and Education Management (CALEM), Deptt. Of Education, PU, Chandigarh in
collaboration with government rehabilitation institute for intellectual disabilities
(GRIID) was initiated by Prof. Priti Arun (Joint Director, GRIID) who extended a warm
welcome to all the dignitaries and expressed that this workshop will provide an
opportunity to deliberate on varied issues related to Inclusion in greater details.
Further, the background paper on the theme of the workshop was presented by
Prof. Raj K. Gupta (Program Coordinator, CALEM) from P.U, Chandigarh emphasizing on
the real meaning of Inclusion. She also discussed about the main concerns which hinted
at the lack of progressive measures related to the issue.
The inaugural address was presented by Prof. BS Chavan (Director, GRIID)
wherein he highlighted the facts along with persistently issues related to the theme.
Then, the keynote address was presented by Prof. Sudesh Mukhopadhyay (Former
Chairperson of RCI) wherein she through an intense power point presentation addressing
issues under the title that whether disability is a standalone or cross cutting group?
She concluded her session by a quote of Stephen Hawkins, “Addressing the barriers will
unlock the potential of so many people with so much to contribute to the world.”
The first technical session was preceded by Prof. Priti Arun and the speaker
was Prof. Sangeeta. She deliberated upon the issues related to equity and equality
mentioned in DNEP. Along with this she pointed out the barriers related to Inclusion.
The second technical session began after the lunch break and it was chaired by Prof.
Sudesh Mukhopadhyay and Prof. Raj K Gupta presented a power point presentation on the
‘Emergence of concept of Inclusion’. She elaborated upon the Indian and international
acts and perspectives. She also provided intensive information about the existing as
well as upcoming legislatives and acts related to persons with disabilities. The
technical sessions followed by a discussion round. Overall the session was very
interactive, thought provoking and also highlighted the barriers and constraints
related to the implementation of the policies related to inclusion.
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Chandigarh August 19, 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 (Applied Chemistry) 2nd Semester, May-19
2. M.Sc (H.S) Anthropology 2nd Semester, May-19
3. Prak Shastri -4th Semester, May-19
4. Diploma Course in Persian, May-19
5. Certificate Course in Persian, May-19
6. MA (Psychology) 4th Semester, May-19
7. Bachelor of Physical Education-2nd Semester, May-19
8. Bachelor of Physical Education-4th Semester, May-19
9. M.Sc (Zoology) 4th Semester, May-19
The students are advised to see their result in their respective
Departments/Colleges/University website.
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Chandigarh August 19, 2019
Journalism students should be prepared to multi- task: Man Aman Singh Chhina
Special lecture at SCS by senior journalist highlights challenges facing journalism
Addressing growing concerns regarding denial of access to journalists, senior
journalist Man Aman Singh Chhina discussed what journalism students should look
forward to in the field. He was addressing the students of School of Communication
Studies at the Panjab University in a special lecture on “Contemporary journalism
scenario in India”, organised by the department in its premises.
Teeing off with the delineation between Television, newspapers and the
internet,
Deputy Editor at the Indian Express, Panchkula, Chhina stressed on the importance of
a journalist being able to multitask. He said, “Even at this stage of my career, I
not only write stories but take pictures and shoot videos as well”. He added that
social media presence is also desirable in the profession.
Speaking on the current scenario where denial of access is controlling the
flow of
information from Jammu and Kashmir, Chhina expressed concern over the diminishing
importance of the Right to Information (RTI) Act as a tool for journalists. However,
Chhina said that investigative journalism is the core of the profession and even
though it has become a challenge in the “era of handouts”, one must strive to build
his sources and protect the whistleblower at all costs.
Consuming “whatsapp info” without verifying worrisome: Chhina

Chinna expressed his concerns regarding the Whatsapp model of news, wherein not only
readers but even many journalists are lapping up information as it is, without going
into the field and verifying it. He thus encouraged the students to go out in the
filed and concentrate on the leg work for each story as it will make them stand out.
The senior journalist however, said that social media has introduced an
important
system of checks and balances for journalists. “Audience- journalist interface
allows the reader to freely express his views, thus keeping the journalist on his
toes”, he added. He signed off by asking the students to sharpen their observational
and questioning skills and to practice adversarial journalism.
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Chandigarh August 19, 2019
आज पी.यू. के संस्कृत विभाग तथा दयानन्द चेयर द्वारा संस्कृत दिवस का आयोजन किया गया। कार्यक्रम में संस्कृत विभाग के अतिरिक्त स्थानीय संस्कृत अध्यापकों ने भी भाग लिया। इस कार्यक्रम में तीन मुख्य आकर्षण थे – 1. संस्कृत काव्यपाठ, 2. मन्त्रपाठ तथा 3. परिसंवाद। इस कार्यक्रम में संस्कृत विभाग के छात्रों ने संस्कृत काव्यपाठ में विशेष उत्साह दिखाया। वेदपाठ भी आकर्षण का केन्द्र रहा। दयानन्द पीठ के शोधच्छात्रों ने मन्त्रपाठ प्रस्तुत किया। इस अवसर पर एस.डी. कालेज के प्राध्यापक डॉ. देवीसिंह ने अपना काव्य प्रस्तुत करके आयोजन को अत्यन्त मोहक बनाया। इसके पश्चात् संस्कृत सम्बन्धी विशेष व्याख्यान एवं परिसंवाद आयोजित हुए। प्रथम परिसंवाद ‘संस्कृत अध्ययन में समस्या और समाधान’ विषय पर छात्रों ने अनेक प्रश्न पूछे तथा शोधच्छात्रों ने अनेक समाधान प्रस्तुत किये। द्वितीय परिसंवाद ‘वेदोद्धार में ऋषि दयानन्द का योगदान’ रहा, जिसमें ऋषि दयानन्द की वेद सम्बन्धी योगदान पर विशेष रूप से चर्चा हुई। तीसरा परिसंवाद ‘संस्कृत के सर्जनात्मक लेखन’ पर रहा, जिसमें संस्कृत विभाग व दयानन्द चेयर के अध्यक्ष प्रो. वीरेन्द्र कुमार अलंकार ने छात्रों को संस्कृत के सरल लेखन की दिशाओं पर प्रकाश डाला तथा संस्कृत सम्बन्धी प्रश्नों के तार्किक समाधान प्रस्तुत किये।

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Chandigarh August 19, 2019

Special Chance

Panjab University, Chandigarh has granted a special chance to all those
candidates who are having re-appear in one subject and despite of available chances,
ineligible to complete their degree are allowed to appear in this special exam for all
U.G. & P.G. courses to be held in August- September 2019, with examination fee of Rs.
2500/- to be applied by 30.8.2019
All Examination forms are to be submitted online through ugexam.puchd.ac.in &
pgexam.puchd.ac.in.