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Frame guidelines on theses: docs panel 
Kuldip Bhatia

Ludhiana, February 13
A high-level inquiry committee of medical teachers has questioned the data which formed a part of thesis for postgraduate degree in Dayanand Medical College and Hospital (DMCH) here besides emphasising the need for framing comprehensive guidelines to remove the discrepancies in maintaining the record of work for PG theses in future.

The inquiry committee of senior doctors from Government Medical College, Amritsar, was set up by the Director, Research and Medical Education, Punjab, on the directions of the Punjab and Haryana High Court during the disposal of a civil writ petition filed by the Society of Medical Ethics. The report submitted before the high court by the chairman of the inquiry committee, Dr Karnail Singh, professor and head, department of paediatrics, Government Medical College, Amritsar, on January 27, 2005, stated that in the material and methods of thesis number 13 involving 50 patients, spirometry (a test) was to be performed three times in each case but only seven files showed proformas of the test, that too only once in each case.

The committee further observed that the record keeping of DMCH was deficient in some respects, especially account keeping. Further, it also seemed irregular that cash payments were received from patients for the research tests without issuing proper receipts.

The inquiry committee were Dr A.S. Bhatia, associate professor, department of surgery, Dr Madhu Nagpal, professor and head, department of obstetrics and gynaecology, Dr Iqbal Singh, professor and head, anaesthesia and the professor and head, department of radio diagnosis.

The petitioner society had raked up the issue of gross violation of human rights (in conducting clinical trials on patients, in some cases without their knowledge or consent) and fudged up data in the thesis submitted by postgraduate students. It had alleged that students of the institution appeared to have performed only a part of the research work while rest of the data was fictitious and made up.

Dr Hitesh Mahajan, who had filed the petition on behalf of the society, had further questioned the genuineness of the PG degrees completed in the DMCH in the wake of MCI guidelines that if thesis was written on the basis of fake research work, then both theory and practical examinations were null and void. 



300 get degrees at GNIMT
Our Correspondent

Ludhiana, February 13
The annual convocation and prize distribution function of Guru Nanak Institute of Management and Technology (GNIMT), Gujarkhan Campus, Model Town, Ludhiana, was held here today.

Dr S.S. Johl, Vice-Chairman, Punjab State Planning Board, was the chief guest. More than 300 students of batches BBA/BCA (2000-2003, 2001-2004), MCA (2001-2004) and MBA (2002-2004) were given degrees and 12 rolls of honour, 27 institute colours and 37 merit certificates were awarded to the meritorious students.

The five students were awarded roll of honour for the sessions ending 2002 and 2003 for outstanding performance in sports. They were Baldeep Kaur (BCA), Navneet Khurana (BBA), Simrat Kaur (BCA), Ravinderjit Kaur (BCA), Harpreet Brar (BCA). They created new records during PTU athletic meets.

Ridhi Nayyar (BCA) was awarded poll of honour for the session ending 2004 for getting top positions in western song and dance in the university and two medals at the intervarsity level.

Academic roll of honour was awarded to Sonia Syal (MBA) and Ritika Bisht (MCA) for the session ending 2004. Nidhi Singla and Ritika Gupta were awarded academic rolls of honour for BBA/BCA-2003 and Preeti Sachdeva and Amritpal Kaur for BBA/BCA-2004 for securing top positions in the institute/university.

Nidhi Khosla and Kuljit Brar of MCA-2004 were given academic awards for their excellent performance.

Nidhi Nayyar (BCA-2004) and Ramandeep Kaur (BBA-2004-05) received institute colours for bagging second and first positions respectively in inter-zonal youth festival.

In athletics, Ravinder Jit Kaur (BCA), Navneet Khurana (BBA), Harpreet Brar (BCA) and Baldeep Kaur (BCA) were awarded institute colours for both the sessions 2002-03 and 2003-04 whereas Manpreet Sandhu (BBA) and Simrat (BCA) were awarded institute colours for the session 2002-03 and 2003-04, respectively for their outstanding performance in university championships.

Richa Sharma (MCA), Nidhi Gupta (MCA) and Amandeep Dhillin (MBA), were awarded institute colours for excellent performance in lawn tennis for the session 2002-03.

For outstanding performance in PTU volleyball championship, institute colours were awarded to Tamana Soni (BCA), Mandeep Kaur Gill (BCA), Kirandeep Kaur (BCA), Manpreet Kaur (BCA), and Silky (BCA) for the sessions 2002-03 and 2003-04, Rajwinder Deol (BCA) for the session 2002-03 and Navreet Sidhu (MCA) for the session 2003-04.

Around 400 institute level prizes in academics, sports and cultural competitions were also awarded. The students who were declared the best in respective social and cultural activities for the session 2003-04 are Ridhi Nayyar (best singer and best dancer award), Navneet Grewal (best in creativity), Sarabjit Kaur (best actress), Kuljit Brar (all-rounder), Sonia Syal (best-behaviour) and Richa Sharma (best-hosteller).

The awardees in various sports activities are Ravinderjit Kaur (best athlete), Nidhi gupta (best player-lawn tennis) and Kiran (best player-volleyball) for the session 2002-03 whereas Navneet Khurana (best athlete), Richa Sharma (best player Lawn tennis) and Navreet Sidhu (best player volleyball) for the session 2003-04.

Dr A.S. Bansal, Director, GNIMT, welcomed the chief guest and the audience.



Induction meeting of IGNOU held
Our Correspondent

Ludhiana, February 13
The induction meeting of IGNOU Speical Study Centre — 2210-D, Everest Public Senior Secondary School, Moti Nagar, Ludhiana, was held today. Wg Cdr Paramjeet Singh Sibia, Chairman, Improvement Trust, Ludhiana, presided over the function. The others who attended the meeting were Mr S.B.S. Kaler, Principal Sikh National Punjab Senior Secondary School, Amritsar, Mr Manjeet Singh and Mr Sushil Malhotra, Member Prime Minister Rozgar Yojna.

Mr Rajinder Sharma welcomed the chief guest. He spoke about the working of the university and the facilties provided by it to the students who for some reason could not continue their studies.



Maths day celebrated
Our Correspondent

Mandi Ahmedgarh, February 13
The Ramanujam Maths Society of the Guru Hargobind Khalsa College of Education, Sudhar, celebrated math day on the college campus yesterday. Dr Raminder Singh from the Regional College of Education, Bathinda, chaired the function. A quiz contest was organised on the occasion.

In his keynote address on the subject “Maths for Enjoyment, Enlightenment and Employment”, Dr Raminder Singh claimed that the subject was an essential component of all streams and its fundamental knowledge was necessary for the pursuance of all studies. Dr Rakesh Chander, Principal, Mr Khushwinder Kumar, lecturer, Manpreet Singh, Ravi Kant and Pawan Kumar expressed views on the subject.

Mr Lalit Gupta, secretary, math society, informed the gathering about the activities of the society and elaborated on various models displayed at an exhibition organised on the occasion.



Students produced before SDM in kidnapping case
Our Correspondent

Khanna, February 13
Kidnapping case of a college girl took a new turn today when the police produced three students of AS College before the SDM, Mr Jaspal Mittal, on the charges under Section 107/51 of the IPC.

The police said the parents were not willing to register an FIR so the police has taken this step.

Following a complaint by the parents of a girl student of the college, the police has arrested three students of the college. The college Principal also suspended these students yesterday following the decision of disciplinary committee. A meeting of the disciplinary committee was held today and it was decided to ban the use of mobile phones in the college premises. It was decided that the management would cooperate with the college Principal to maintain discipline. It was also decided that if any one found guilty in the alleged kidnapping, stern action would be taken.

Mr Yoginder Sharma, president of the college management, said the management had decided that chance might be given to all three students to prove them innocent. Any other action would be taken after the police report. 



Antarpreet to take on Amit for title clash
Our Sports Reporters

Ludhiana, February 13
Antarpreet Singh advanced into the final of the boy’s singles (U-10 years) as well as securing berth in the semi-finals (doubles U-13 years) on the second day of the Ludhiana District Sub Junior Badminton Championship being held at the Shastri Hall, near Guru Nanak Sports Complex, here today.

In the first semi-final (U-19 years), Antarpreet Singh, student of fifth class of the Sacred Heart Convent School, Sarabha Nagar, faced a challenge from his opponent, Parth Gupta, of the school whom he trounced in straight sets 15-1 and 15-3. Later, pairing with Amit, Antarpreet Singh made things worse for Satyam Malhotra and Ankush and won the match 15-2 and 15-3.

However, the second semi-final between Amit Bhasin and Puneetinder Singh turned out to be a well-fought affair. Amit managed to scrape past his rival 15-13. In the second game, Amit got his acts together to unsettle Puneetinder to wrap it up 15-6.

Earlier in the quarter final, Antarpreet Singh proved too good for Kartikey Jain as the former came out triumphant beating him 15-0 and 15-0. Raghav Goel fought valiantly before going down against Parth Gupta 14-17 and 10-15.

In the third quarterfinal, Puneetinder outclassed Sanil Dewan. The fourth match played between Amit Bhasin and Kshitij Bajaj turned out to be a mismatch in which the former faced no resistence at all and registered a facile victory with 15-0 and 15-0.

In the boys’ doubles category, the pair of Guranjan Singh and Mohanjot got the walkover against Kartikey Jain and Shiva Sachdeva while the duo of Parth Gupta and Kshitij Bajaj tamed the pair of Surya Goel and Raghav Goel 15-10 and 15-6.

In the boys’ singles (U-13 years), Abhishek Sharma, Bhavya Dawar, Gurish Singla and Shubham Bansal recorded wins in their encounters to enter the last eight stage. Abhishek got the better of Gurjiwan 15-5 and 15-4; Bhavya beat Akshit Jain 15-4 and 15-3; Gurish thrashed Divyang Jain 15-1 and 15-1 while Shubham overpowered Satyam Malhotra 15-9 and 15-9.

In the boy’s doubles (u-13 years), Bhavya Dawar and Gurish Singla defeated Akshit and Tarandeep 15-4 and 15-8; Shubham Bansal and Nishant prevailed over Gurjiwan and Prince 16-8, 2-15 and 15-10; Abhishek Sharma and Puneet drubbed Divyang Jain and Raghav 15-0 and 15-0; Antarpreet Singh and Amit outnumbered Satyam and Ankush 15-2 and 15-3.

In the quaterfinals (boy’s doubles u-16 years), Pranav and Bhavya Dawar beat Simran and Sumit 15-3 and 15-6 while Jaswinder Singh and Ravneet defeated Gagandeep Singh and Abhimanyu 15-6 and 15-13.



Unique Club record 3-wkt win
Our Sports Reporter

Ludhiana, February 13
Powered by Sonu’s 34 and Sumeet’s unbeaten knock of 26 runs the Unique Club of Ludhiana recorded win by three wickets over the Goldy Club of Faridkot in the inugural match of the first Girdhari Lal Sharma and Dharam Raj Memorial Cricket Tournament being played at the Sarpanch Bachan Singh Cricket Academy ground, Balloke village near Haibowal Khurd here today.

Earlier, Mr Jagmohan Sharma, president, District Congress Committee (Urban), Ludhiana, inaugurated the tournament, which was being organised in the memory of former Ranji players by the Green Avenue colonisers. Girdhari Lal and Dharam Raj had played for the Punjab and the Railways, respectively, in Ranji trophy.

Batting first, the Goldy Club of Faridkot made 113 runs in the stipulated 25 overs. The main scorers were Satish and Pankaj who contributed 34 and 19 runs, respectively. Rahul Bhatia scored 11 runs. For the Unique Club, Jai Kumar was outstanding who claimed six wickets after conceding 28 runs while Surinder chipped in with two for 11 runs.

The Unique Club made the required runs after losing seven wickets with two balls to spare. Their innings revolved around Sonu (340, Sumit (26 n.o) and Ricky (16). Rahul Bhatia and Satish of the Goldy Club were among the wicket takers, sclaping three and two victims for 20 and 27 runs, respectively.


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