Adieu to The Hockey Legend

CHANDIGARH,25.05.20-Prof Raj Kumar,Vice Chancellor, Panjab University, Chandigarh while expressing his grief on the demise of Padma Shri S.Balbir Singh Sr,said that the country has lost the most celebrated legend of Indian Hockey, who was regarded as one of the greatest sports persons to have represented India.

The University conferred him with the 1st Khel Ratna Award during its 65th Convocation in 2016.One of the greatest Indian hockey players, Balbir Singh Senior’s journey from an obscure village to fame is nothing but a saga of passion, determination and hard work

As a hockey player he raised the bar of excellence in the game . He was part of Indian Hockey Team in three Olympic Games of 1948 London , 1952 Helsinki and 1956 Melbourne , and won Gold Medals for India . He has inspired generations for taking up Hockey as sports.


Chandigarh May 25, 2020

Eleventh Webinar during lockdown conducted by PU DLIS

The Department of Library and Information Science, Panjab University, Chandigarh, successfully organised 11th webinar today in the series on the theme ‘Information generation, dissemination and use during covid-19 lockdown’ through cisco webex app.

Prof.Preeti Mahajan, chairperson of the department started the webinar with a welcome speech and introduced the theme of the webinar series. Prof. V R Sinha ,Dean Reasearch in his address highlighted the importance of the Open Education Resources(OER) in education and congratulated the department for successfully hosting a series of webinars.

Prof.Uma Kanjilal, Professor and Head, Faculty of Library and Information Science, IGNOUdelivered the talk on “OER and Online Education: RedefiningRole of Libraries during COVID19 lockdown”. She clarified the concept of OER, discussed major initiatives of OERs worldwide and highlighted their role in Open Education with special reference to SWAYAM courses.She also stressed on the role of librarians in providing OER content customized to the requirements of their users.

Today’s webinar was attended by 111 participants including many academicians from all over the country. Prof. Jagtar Singh from DLIS, Punjabi University, Patiala and Prof. Dinesh K. Gupta from DLIS, Kurukshetra University, Kurukshetra were also present in the webinar.