विधि विभाग खुलवाने के लिए इनसो ने सौंपा ज्ञापन

सिरसा। चौ. देवीलाल विश्वविद्यालय में विधि विभाग को खुलवाने को लेकर इनसो की जिला इकाई ने कुलपति को एक ज्ञापन सौंपा। कुलपति को सौंपे ज्ञापन में इनसो नेत्री संजू, छात्राएं खुशबू, पूनम वर्मा, दीपिका, अमृतपाल कौर, सिमरन, हीना ने बताया कि वे एलएलबी तृतीय वर्ष के विद्यार्थी हैं। उन्होंने बताया कि हमारी कक्षाएं 11 अक्तूबर से शुरू होनी थी, लेकिन ऐलनाबाद उपचुनाव के चलते कक्षाएं शुरू नहीं की गई हैं। कोरोना के चलते विभाग पहले ही बंद था और अब चुनावों के कारण विभाग बन्द कर रहे हैं, जिससे विद्यार्थियों का नुकसान होना तय है। विद्यार्थियों ने बताया कि दिसंबर माह में परीक्षाएं होनी है, ऐसे में कक्षाएं शुरू न करवाकर उनके भविष्य से खिलवाड़ किया जा रहा है। विद्यार्थियों ने बताया कि अगर कक्षाओं में देरी होती है तो सिलेबस पूर्ण नहीं होगा, जिससे वे परीक्षा की बेहतर तरीके से तैयारी नहीं कर पाएंगे।
इनसो नेत्री संजू ने कहा कि इनसो छात्र संगठन हमेशा से ही छात्रों की समस्याओं को प्रमुखता से उठाता रहा है। आज इसी कड़ी में कुलपति को विद्यार्थियों की समस्याओं को लेकर ज्ञापन सौंपा गया है, ताकि विद्यार्थियों का साल खराब न हो। इसलिए आपसे आग्रह है कि विद्यार्थियों की ऑफलाइन कक्षाएं तुरंत प्रभाव से शुरू की जाएं।

International Girl Child Day celebrated by PU GH-8

Chandigarh October 13, 2021

            Panjab University Girls Hostel No.8 celebrated International Girl Child day on 12th October 2021 with  the children of construction workers in the Campus, informed Dr. Simran Kaur, Warden.

            Prof Meena Sharma, Dean Student Welfare (Women) and  Prof. Ashok Kumar Associate DSW distributed stationary stuff to these children. The Deans expressed the relevance of girl child. Dr Gaurav Gaur and various Wardens of other hostels were present in the event.

PU VC releases book

Chandigarh October 12, 2021

            A book titled “Dynamics of Labour Demand and Supply in Punjab Agriculture” authored by Dr. Sucha Singh, Assistant Professor, and Coordinator, Department of Geography, USOL was released today by Prof. Raj Kumar, Vice Chancellor, Panjab University, in his office in the presence of Prof. Dhian Kaur; Prof. Gaurav Kalotra, Chairperson, Geography, and Dr. Gaurav Gaur, Chairperson, Centre for Social Work.

            PU VC extended his facilitations to Dr. Sucha Singh for bringing out an excellent piece of research work on the changing labour absorption scenario in Punjab agriculture.

            The author, in his book highlights that agrarian labour is an important theme of study in social sciences which has both theoretical relevance and applied significance. Despite the mechanization of various farm operations, labour remains a crucial factor in agricultural production in the green revolution states like Punjab. The commercial food grain system of the state is under transformation. Therefore, the book analyzes the dynamics of labour absorption under changing scenario in Punjab, where a major share of agricultural workforce has shifted to non-agricultural sectors since 1991. The book gives an extensive preview of the impact of mechanized intensive commercial grain farming on the agricultural labour absorption in Punjab, particularly after the economic liberalization of 1990s. The book has attempted to understand the various facets of change in different types of agricultural labour at the tehsil and district level in the state. It majorly focuses on the analysis and interpretation of primary data pertaining to crop-wise, farm size-wise and agro-climatic region-wise absorption of different types of labour in various operations of crop farming and allied agricultural activities in Punjab. It also provides information for formulating an area-specific policy on absorbing displaced agricultural labour in the state. Geographers, Economists and Sociologists concerned with the studies of agrarian labour will find this book useful and interesting.

UT Advisor Visits PU

Chandigarh October 12, 2021

            The Advisor to the Administrator, UT Chandigarh, Sh. Dharam Pal, visited Panjab University, Chandigarh today. Sh. Praveer Ranjan, the DGP, UT and Sh. Sarpreet Singh Gill, the Education Secretary accompanied him. Professor Raj Kumar, the Vice Chancellor of PU extended warm welcome to the dignitaries who were taken for a visit to Central Instrumentation Laboratory, Gandhi Bhavan, various offices located at Student Centre, Dr. Harvansh Singh Judge Institute of Dental Sciences & Hospital and Human Resource Development Centre located in North and South Campus of the University.

            The dignitaries from Chandigarh Administration were briefed about the teaching, research, technical and infrastructural facilities available in the University. The mutual interaction among members of both sides was highly fructuous in underlining strong relation and exchange of innovative practices between them which may go a long way to strengthen and develop the University.

            The other officials present during the visit included Prof. S.K.Tomar, Dean Research, Prof. Meena Sharma, Dean Student Welfare(Women), Prof. Anju Suri, Dean International Students, Prof. Sukhbir Kaur, Prof. Promila Pathak and other senior officials who interacted with the dignitaries.

Special Lecture by Women Studies, PU

Chandigarh October 12, 2021

            The Department cum Centre for Women’s Studies & Development (DCWSD) and Centre for Social Work (CSW), Panjab University Chandigarh, under the aegis of Azaadi ka Amrit Mahotsava organizex a special lecture  today on “Women in Indian Central Armed Police Forces: Status, Challenges and Prospects” by Dr. Akshat Mehta, University Dean & Associate Professor, Police Administration at Rashtriya Raksha University (An Institution of National Importance), Gujarat.

            Dr. Mehta through his holistic yet nuanced address traced the history and genesis of  women entering the police force during the pre-Independence era. He assessed the empowerment of women in Indian Central Armed Police Forces (CAPF) and analysed the status of police women in terms of their strength and position in the hierarchy. He further articulated that the number of Women personnel in CAPFs is a mere 3.32%, which is almost 1/3rd of the numbers as far as overall data on Women in India Police is concerned (10.30%) as per the Bureau of Police Research & Development, 2020 report. He lauded the comprehensive efforts made by CISF in this regard and welcomed the remedial steps undertaken by BSF, CRPF, ITBP, SSB among others. In particular, he was appreciative of NSG – the elite commando force, which is ushering in the winds of change by being more inclusive for women. 

            The strength of women in CAPFs also need to be seen from the prism of gender lens, as placement of women in the organizational hierarchy. The BPR&D data revealed that almost 82% of women in CAPFs are at the junior ranks of Constables and Head Constables only. He strongly reiterated that the issue of hierarchical distribution of women across ranks needs to be addressed for strengthening women empowerment in the truest sense of the term.

            Dwelling upon the multi-faceted challenges being faced by women in terms of mindset, manifestation of masculinity, societal barriers, institutional practices, behaviour of fellow men and women police personnel, glass ceiling, gender stereotypes,  he deliberated upon several key prospects including those emerging from dedicated efforts being made by the Union Ministry of Home Affairs, the Ministry under which CAPFs function. He concluded by stating that there are clear signs of strengthening of quantitative as well as qualitative indicators regarding empowerment of women in CAPFs, and motivated the students and researchers of both DCWSD and CSW to contribute towards the endeavour of gender sensitization and inclusive society.

            Earlier Dr. Rajesh Kumar Chander, Chairperson, DCWSD, in his welcome address emphasized the need for more Multidisciplinary research and special lectures as new knowledge lies at the intersections of disciplines. He further briefly highlighted the achievements of the Department in the realm of Women’s Studies & Women Empowerment.

            The erudite discourse concluded by a formal vote of thanks from Dr. Gaurav Gaur, Chairperson, Centre for Social work and the rich deliberations comprised of participants from NIPCCD, various faculty members ranging across the disciplines like Women’s Studies, Social Work, Laws, Management, English language, Sociology, and Police Administration, to name a few.

Webinar on Continued Challenges of Corona Pandemic: Learning from Experience by PU

Chandigarh October 11, 2021

            The Department of Microbiology, Panjab University, Chandigarh organized a webinar on the topic “Continued Challenges of Corona Pandemic: Learning from Experience.”

            Prof. V.R. Sinha, Dean University Instructions, Panjab University, Chandigarh in his inaugural address accentuated the fact that though the pandemic created a havoc throughout the country it also had some underlying positive effects. It was only due to the emergence of this pandemic that the world recognized the power of Indian pharmaceuticals.

            Prof. V.M. Katoch, former Director General, Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR) summarized the experiences of the 20 months of COVID-19 in India. He discussed the major factors which contributed to India’s success in controlling the pandemic. According to him the India’s response to COVID-19 has been stupendous and inspiring across all levels of the country. Further in his talk Prof. Katoch discussed how lethargy, negligence and undue optimism after the first wave of COVID-19 resulted in the emergence of consecutive waves. He also underlined the part which various initiatives such as “Jagrukta abhiyan” played in empowering the population for prevention and timely management of COVID affected persons and discussed the key factors relevant for such awareness programs. He also talked about the importance of Ayurveda and yoga and the role they played in combating the post COVID complications. Prof. Katoch laid an emphasis on the correct use of mask, social distancing, personal hygiene and special care of person in high risk groups since these are the only things which can help in making the entire situation a little less complicated.

            Earlier, Dr. Deepak K. Rahi, Chairman, Department of Microbiology and the organizing secretary of the webinar gave a brief overview of the program and discussed how COVID-19 has deeply affected the society, health system, economy, and government worldwide. He highlighted the fact that a year and a half later there are still so many lessons to be learned from this once-in-a-generation phenomenon.

            Prof. Prince Sharma, summarized the discussions of the webinar in his concluding remarks.

            Dr. Seema Kumari, Assistant Professor, gave vote of thanks.

PU VC meets Kiren Rijiju, Minister of Law and Justice of India

The Vice Chancellor of Panjab University,Prof Raj Kumar met Sh Kiren Rijiju , Minister of Law and Justice of India, in New Delhi today. He discussed various prospects of the  progress and growth of PU in recent times including its achievements.  

Day 1 of International Conference at UIET

Chandigarh October 8, 2021

University Institute of Engineering and Technology (UIET), Panjab University organised International Conference on Multidisciplinary Aspects of Materials in Engineering (IC-MAME 2021) from 8th and 9th October, 2021 in  hybrid mode. This Conference is a multidisciplinary event covering themes on Innovative research related to Materials in Engineering. It will provide a forum to the best talents from the academia & research institutions, industry experts, management professionals, engineers and executives to collaborate and address the current challenges.

On the first day the conference was inaugurated by Prof. Gautam Biswas, J C  Bose fellow and Professor, Mechanical Engineering, IIT Kanpur. He enlightened the participants on fluid dynamics, viability and meta static potency of cervical cancer cells (HeLa) cells using Micro fluidics and deciphering hydrodynamic and drug-resistant behaviour of metastatic EMT breast cancer cells.

Prof. Raj Kumar, Vice Chancellor, PU emphasised the important role of material science in the field of engineering. He also highlighted the need to come out of their self-centeredness and take up responsibility to build up the institution with the main focus on development of entire country.

The Patron, Prof. JK Goswamy accentuated the need of Nanotechnology. He mentioned Material engineering as the foremost solution in current times and that the schools should adopt material sciences as a part of the curriculum of secondary education.

According to Prof. Renu Vig, Co Patron, this is a great initiative for platform provided for research in material sciences and engineering, which is an attractive area of study, with research ongoing in ceramics, bio materials, polymers, etc.

The inaugural session was chaired by Prof. Sunil Agrawal, UIET who welcomed the dignitaries and participants and vote of thanks was proposed by Dr. Rajesh Kumar.

The technical session started with keynote presentation from CSIO-CSIR team lead by Dr. HK Sardana, Principal Scientist CSIO-CSIR on 3D design reconstruction and analysis with emphasis on the pressure and structure suitable for different individuals.

Prof. Mohsen Rahmani, School of Sciences and Technology, Nottingham Trent University, UK, imparted his knowledge on Light matter, Linear, non-linear and sensory metasurfaces, light metal interactions and their application in Nanoscale technologies.

The conference witnessed participation by 100+ students worldwide who gave their presentations on material sciences. The accepted, registered and presented papers of IC-MAME 2021 will be published in the IOP: Materials Science and Engineering Journal. Some Few Selected accepted, registered and presented papers of IC-MAME 2021 on merit basis may be published in Journal of The Institution of Engineers (India): Series C, FME Transactions and Materiale Plastice Journal.

The IC-MAME 2021 programme will include around 12 different thematic sessions and delegates from IIT BHU Varanasi, IIT Madras, IIT Mandi, Indian Institute of Technology (ISM), Dhanbad, BITS-Pilani, NIT Warangal, NIT Hamirpur, AMU -Aligarh, University of Delhi, Wolkite University -Ethiopia, Jadavpur University, INST Mohali, University of Nottingham Ningbo China, UniversitiTunku Abdul Rahman Malaysia and many more.

Panjab University is collaborator of the TIGR2ESS project

Chandigarh October 8, 2021

            Panjab University is a proud collaborator of the TIGR2ESS project exemplifying its interdisciplinary strengths with a team of 15 faculty members across multiple departments, led by Prof. Ramanjit Kaur Johal ,Public Administration, Economics, University Business School, University Institute of Applied Management, University Institute of Fashion Tech and Vocational Development, University Institute of Hotel Management and School of Communication Studies. 

            TIGR2ESS is a research programme led by Cambridge University with more than 20 organisations and  over 30 early career researchers, working to find sustainable ways forward for Indian agriculture through engagement with rural communities, female empowerment and policy translation. Their research is identifying practical solutions to tackle issues such as depleting groundwater, reduced crop resilience, inadequate nutrition, and limited market opportunities for smallholder farmers.

            Prof Johal informed that  there are a dozen early career researchers on the project and we are engaging in participatory action research in rural Punjab towards empowerment of youth and women through skill development and entrepreneurship as well as empowerment through nutrition awareness and practices. This project will run upto March 2022. Significant research capacity has been built at PU due to this Project, she added.

Fire Mock Drill Training and Safety Session at PU’s Boys Hostel No. 4

Chandigarh October 07, 2021

A Session on Fire Mock Drill Training and Safety Session elucidating how the fire extinguisher works was orchestrated at Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel Hall, Boy’s Hostel No. 4, Panjab University. The aim of the practicum was to make residents, staff and mess and canteen workers aware about the emergency course of action to be implemented in case of fire.

Dean Student Welfare, Prof (Dr.) S.K. Tomar inaugurated the session as the Chief Guest. In his address, Prof. Tomar said that there are four elements that must be present for a fire to exist i.e. there must be oxygen to sustain combustion, heat to raise the material to its ignition temperature, fuel to support the combustion and a chemical reaction between the other three elements. Remove any one of the four elements to extinguish the fire as the concept of fire protection is based upon keeping these four elements separate.

Associate Dean Student Welfare, Prof (Dr.) Ashok Kumar was the Guest of Honour on the occasion. Prof. Ashok in his address said that the fire extinguishers are a great safety tool and getting training on the proper use and maintenance of this life saving tool is key.

The Fire Safety session was coordinated by Senior Assistant of the Hostel, Mr. Pardeep Kumar and conducted by Mr. Amit. The meticulous interactive session included a demonstration about operating fire extinguisher in case of fire emergency. The live demonstration session was created in a situation which replicates what would happen if a real fire were to occur by having a mock fire outside the hostel compound and the technique to use the fire extinguishers was practically done by the residents and staff of the Boy’s Hostel No. 4 in the presence of the hostel warden.

While addressing the gathering of residents and staff, Mr. Amit said that when it is time to use the extinguisher on a fire, just remember the catch word ‘PASS’. He elaborated the acronym ‘PASS’ as:

  1.       Pull the pin.
  2.       Aim the nozzle or hose at the base of the fire from the recommended safe distance.
  3.      Squeeze the operating lever to discharge the fire extinguishing agent.
  4.      Starting at the recommended distance, Sweep the nozzle or hose from side to side until the fire is out. Move forward or around the fire area as the fire diminishes. Watch the area in case of re-ignition.

Overwhelmed by the training and safety session, Security staff of the hostel Mr. Balkaran, Gardner Mr. Kusum, Cleaner Mr. Mani Ram stated that it’s a good idea to practice picking up, holding and using a fire extinguisher as one gets a practical experience of handling any untoward break-out of fire.

The demonstration was very much useful for the students to understand the working pattern of fire extinguishers. Residents, office staff, gardeners, security personnel and Mess & Canteen workers took active part and witnessed the safety measure wholeheartedly.