Chandigarh July 1, 2020

Prof Tirthankar as Coordinator of Shankaradeva Chair of PU

Professor Tirthankar Bhattacharya , Art Historian and Indologist , Chairperson department of Art History and Visual Arts, Panjab University Chandigarh has been appointed as the Coordinator of the ShrimantaShankaradeva Chair ( Academic Unit) of the Panjab University Chandigarh by the Vice Chancellor ,Prof Raj Kumar.

The coveted Shrimanta Shankaradeva Chair would be looking into extensive research and study on the New Vaishnavite Movement and contribution towards intellectual and societal development .

Professor Tirthankar Bhattacharya as the coordinator along with his member team would be initiating academic activities like webinars, lectures and art activities with special reference to ShrimantaShankaradeva and his contributions to the society.


Chandigarh July 1, 2020

PUAA felicitates Khushwant Singh

Continuing with the series of story reading sessions to facilitate different authors by Panjab University Alumni Association,Panjab University , alumna, Ms MansiJawrani brings the next story,"The Portrait of a Lady" by Khushwant Singh, informed Prof. Deepti Gupta, Dean, Alumni Relations

Khushwant Singh was an Indian author, lawyer, diplomat, journalist and politician. His experience in the 1947 Partition of India inspired him to write Train to Pakistan in 1956 (made into film in 1998), which became his most well-known novel. As a writer, he was best known for his trenchant secularism, humour, sarcasm and an abiding love of poetry.

The Portrait of a Lady is part of an autobiography by Khushwant Singh. In this story, the author draws a pen portrait of his grandmother. He beautifully unfolds their relationship and how it undergoes several changes. In other words, the story is a loving tribute from a grandson to his grandmother. The story gives a picture of human relationships. It is a realistic account of how the grandparents give all their time, attention and love to their grandchildren.

The story can be read at:


Chandigarh July 1, 2020

Role of Psychology in Handling Stress Discussed at PU

The Panjab University team of wardens comprising of Dr. Rajeev, Boys Hostel-1, Dr. Praveen ,BH-5, Dr Nidhi Gautam ,Girls Hostel-5, Dr Jai Mala,GH-7 and Dr Avneet, Working Women Hostel organised a webinar for the hostel residents on the topic “ Psychological Resilience during the Covid-19 Pandemic” by Dr. Anu Bansal, Clinical Psychologist, Civil Hospital, Panchkula.

She spoke about the positive and negative stress. Positive stress leads to certain achievements but negative stress causes depression. During this pandemic students have been confined in their homes or in hostels and going through various uncertainties regarding their exams, opening of university, joining new courses etc.

She suggested that students should develop the habit of writing their thoughts daily in their diary. She further suggests that students should write down their short term and long-term goals and try to fulfill short term goals.

She discussed that during this period sleeping and eating habits have changed. Children and the young generation are busy with mobile phones and TV which disturbed their daily routine.

She suggested to adopt change in their daily routine and habit of deep breathing. She advised me to prepare a time table and divide the day for chats on the phone, watching TV, studying etc.

She also explained the difference between anxiety and depression. She suggested that if the symptoms feeling low, sad, loneliness, lack of interest in studies and want to spend more time alone have been continuous for two weeks then they should consult the psychologist because these are the symptoms of depression.

She gave the answer of every query of the students and students found it interesting and wanted her session again. More than 45 students participated in this webinar.


Chandigarh July 1, 2020

Gabriella Demetriades interacts with UIFT, Panjab University students

Popular fashion designer, model, and digital content creator, Gabriella Demetriades today interacted with students of the University Institute of Fashion Technology & Vocational Development, Panjab University as a part of a ‘Special Web-Talk Series’.

During the web dialogue, Gabriella, who is the founder of Deme Love, a much loved and popular western outfits brand, shared her experiences of running a fashion business and challenges that she faced. The dialogue was titled “Love for Fashion & Venturing into the Fashion Business” and 81 students attended it. “Having a good mentor or guide in this field is essential and I have personally been through this. So I am extremely happy to interact with fashion students and share my experiences. During these tough times of lockdown, it is important to keep oneself positively engaged and growing in knowledge,” she said. “It is important to use the strength of your team well. Someone is good at a task that must be given that work when it comes to allocating work in your team,” she added answering a student’s question.

Dr. Neha Miglani was the moderator and facilitator of the session. Students of Masters and Bachelor’s degree asked her questions about their interests and how to make their dream of setting up a fashion enterprise come true.


Chandigarh July 1, 2020

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. Bachelor of Engineering (Civil)-5th Semester, Dec-19
  2. Bachelor of Engineering(Bio-Tech)-3rd Semester,Dec-19
  3. Bachelor of Engineering(Bio-Tech)-5th Semester,Dec-19
  4. Bachelor of Engineering(Bio-Tech)-2nd Semester,Jan-2020
  5. Bachelor of Engineering(Bio-Tech)-4th Semester,Jan-2020
  6. Bachelor of Engineering(Bio-Tech)-6th Semester,Jan-2020
  7. Bachelor of Engineering(Bio-Tech)-8th Semester,Jan-2020
  8. Master of Engineering(Bio-Tech)-Ist Semester,Dec-19
  9. Master of Engineering(Bio-Tech)-3rd Semester,Dec-19

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



NSS volunteers from Centre for Social Work, Panjab University, Chandigarh expressed gratitude towards all the Doctors today on National Doctor’s Day, by visiting Govt. Multi-specialty hospital, sector-16, Chandigarh. To express their best wishes on this day, these volunteers offered flowers to the doctors, who are serving the patients at the isolation ward. They also expressed a deep sense of appreciation to the paramedic and other supporting staff as well in the hospital. They saluted the doctors for always being there at the need of the hour for every patient and society at large. The volunteers included Shubham, Jaskirat Kaur, Kavneet Singh and Narendra Singh.

Gaurav Gaur, NSS, Programme Officer said that “Doctors are always considered next to the God and specially during COVID-19, the whole doctors’ and paramedic community has done exemplary work, which can’t be put in words at all”. He said that, in this time of COVID-19, we can’t do anything for the doctors but at least saying them a THANK YOU from the heart may help them in boosting their morale.

As the famous psychologist Carl Jung said that “Medicines cure diseases, but only doctors can cure patients”, so we all should be thankful and recognize the whole doctors’ community for their invaluable contribution and commitment towards the patients, he said.