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PU hikes fee for freshers by 12.5%

27 Mar 2017 | 1:35 AM

CHANDIGARH: From the next academic session (2017-18), freshers will have to shell out 12.5 per cent more as tuition fee at Panjab University (PU). The Senate today gave the nod to the proposal at a meeting, which was chaired by the PU Vice-Chancellor, Prof Arun Kumar Grover.

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PU hikes fee for freshers by 12.5%

Aarti Kapur

Tribune News Service

Chandigarh, March 26

From the next academic session (2017-18), freshers will have to shell out 12.5 per cent more as tuition fee at Panjab University (PU). The Senate today gave the nod to the proposal at a meeting, which was chaired by the PU Vice-Chancellor, Prof Arun Kumar Grover.

The new fee slab, which was approved today, will only be applicable to first-year students enrolled for various courses on the campus. While the fee hike for professional courses is less considering that the students are already paying more for self-financed courses, the major hike in fee has been made for other courses.

The members unanimously approved that from the next session, no Senator will avail TA/DA for his or her visit as a committee member. The VC accepted the proposal and decided that at the next meeting, an agenda would be tabled for seeking the nod of the Senate. 

The House was divided on the fee hike issue and proposed that the university should explore other avenues to generate funds, including increase in consultancy projects, approaching the alumni for financial help, industry partnership and by way of attracting international students on the campus.

VC proposes loan in lieu of scholarship 

The VC proposed that the university should introduce loan in lieu of scholarship in which the university pays for students when funds are required and after the scholarship is received by these students, the money is reimbursed to the authorities. “I was also a beneficiary of this scheme during my college days,” the VC said. 

Varsity redesigns  admission forms

The university has redesigned admission forms for 2017-18. Now, the applicants will have to submit information from where they passed Class XII. Besides, the income certificate of parents will also have to be attached.

Paperless admission 

The PU will have 100 per cent paperless admission for the 2017-18 session, the DUI, Prof Dinesh Gupta, informed the Senate. 

Hostel accommodation gets costlier

27 Mar 2017 | 1:30 AM

CHANDIGARH: The Panjab University Senate today approved a 2 per cent fee hike for hostel inmates from the next academic session (2017-18) for all types of hostels.

Snatchers target 2 more in city

27 Mar 2017 | 1:30 AM

CHANDIGARH: Two city residents fell prey to snatchers last night.

Labourer commits suicide

27 Mar 2017 | 1:30 AM

CHANDIGARH: A 25-year-old man reportedly committed suicide by hanging himself at his rented house in Kajheri village last night.

Motorcyclist dies in hit-and-run

27 Mar 2017 | 1:30 AM

CHANDIGARH: In a hit-and-run case, a motorcyclist was killed while the pillion rider was seriously injured after their motorcycle was hit by a speeding car near the Sector 42/43 small chowk last night.

Direct flight to Jaipur takes off

Direct flight to Jaipur takes off

27 Mar 2017 | 1:30 AM

CHANDIGARH: The Chandigarh international airport in Mohali today further expanded its wings with the launch of a daily direct flight between Chandigarh and Jaipur.

No takers for UT’s spirited move to scuttle SC rulingOPEN HOUSE RESPONSE

No takers for UT’s spirited move to scuttle SC ruling

27 Mar 2017 | 1:30 AM

RK SUNDAN: The Supreme Court has been sidelined by the ballistic bureaucracy of the City Beautiful.

COMMENT

Apex court order may leave city almost dry

27 Mar 2017 | 1:30 AM

High or dry? This million-dollar question, being repeatedly asked by Bacchus lovers in Chandigarh, is eliciting no reply.

Dealers face slump in sales at new car bazaar venue

27 Mar 2017 | 1:30 AM

CHANDIGARH: Following the directions of the court, the car bazaar was held at Hallo Majra today.

Father unhappy over slow probe

27 Mar 2017 | 1:30 AM

MOHALI: Even as the father of Aikom Singh Dhillon, whose body was recovered in Phase IIIB1 from a BMW car on March 19, today expressed unhappiness over the slow pace of the police investigations into the case, a condolence message on behalf of militant Jagtar Singh Hawara was conveyed to the family at the bhog ceremony held at a gurdwara in Phase I here today.

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Yoga campaign fades

27 Mar 2017 | 1:30 AM

MINISTER ABSENT: The much-hyped campaign to promote yoga in the city has lost its zeal with the passage of time.

Rana re-elected Press Club chief

Rana re-elected Press Club chief

27 Mar 2017 | 1:30 AM

CHANDIGARH: Jaswant Singh Rana was today re-elected as the president of Chandigarh Press Club for the second consecutive term.

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Contest held to create awareness on water crisis

27 Mar 2017 | 1:30 AM

PATIALA:Rajiv Gandhi National University of Law, Punjab, in collaboration with the Punjab Pollution Control Board, Patiala, and Department of Forest and Wild Reservation celebrated World Water Day on its campus.

Bringing alive futility of war

27 Mar 2017 | 1:30 AM

CHANDIGARH: The Punjab Sangeet Natak Akademi and Suchetak Rang Manch organised a theatrical reading of Dr Atamjit’s Punjabi play, “Mud Aa Lamanh Toan”, as a part of the World Theatre Day celebrations at the Randhawa auditorium.

Residents of housing societies up in arms

27 Mar 2017 | 1:30 AM

CHANDIGARH: In order to highlight the issues of society residents, members of the Housing Societies Residents Welfare Federation today held a protest adjoining Young Dwellers Society, Sector 49, here.

Rising cases of assault on doctors by patients’ kin

27 Mar 2017 | 1:30 AM

DR JAGAT RAM: The recent cases of violence against medical professionals, including instances in Dhule and Mumbai’s Sion hospital where relatives of patients attacked their respective doctors-in-charge – have been in the news.

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27 Mar 2017 | 1:30 AM

CHANDIGARH: As a part of the Jaspal Bhatti comedy series, a Punjabi comedy play, “Malanga Time Pass”, was staged at Tagore Theatre today.

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Missing man’s body recovered, 3 held

27 Mar 2017 | 1:30 AM

PATIALA:With the arrest of three persons, the police claimed to have cracked the mystery of a missing Patiala-based man by declaring that he was kidnapped and later allegedly thrown into the Bhakra Canal.

Nurse found hanging

27 Mar 2017 | 1:30 AM

PATIALA:A 25-year-old staff nurse at a private hospitalwas found hanging ather paying guest (PG) accommodation in Bank Colony here on Saturday evening.

Man arrested with stolen Activa scooter

27 Mar 2017 | 1:30 AM

CHANDIGARH: The police today arrested a Haryana resident while riding a stolen Activa scooter.

7 gamblers nabbed with Rs1.13 lakh

27 Mar 2017 | 1:30 AM

PANCHKULA: The CIA-II of the Panchkula police today arrested seven youths who were gambling at a hotel in the Mansa Devi Complex.

Youth held with intoxicant capsules

27 Mar 2017 | 1:30 AM

DERA BASSI: The police yesterday rounded up a resident of Paragpur and recovered 285 intoxicants capsules from his possession.

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PU approves Rs 515-cr budget

27 Mar 2017 | 1:30 AM

CHANDIGARH: Panjab University today approved a budget of Rs 515 crore with an increase of 12 per cent in the deficit for fiscal year 2017-18.

Lack of education, drug addiction plague village adopted by Kher

27 Mar 2017 | 1:30 AM

CHANDIGARH: Lack of education, addiction to drugs, alcohol and tobacco are some of the issues plaguing local Member of Parliament Kirron Kher’s adopted Sarangpur village.

Teachers want services regularised

27 Mar 2017 | 1:30 AM

CHANDIGARH: The meeting of the general body of the Government Teacher’s Union (Democratic), UT, Chandigarh, was held on Saturday at Masjid Ground, Sector 20, Chandigarh, under the presidentship of Dr Dhermender.

715 get degrees at Multani Mal Modi College

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27 Mar 2017 | 1:30 AM

PATIALA:The annual convocation of Multani Mal Modi College, Patiala, was held here today.

Focus should be on market-led agriculture: Expert

27 Mar 2017 | 1:30 AM

PATIALA:The two-day international conference on “50 Years of Economic Development in Punjab”, organised by the Department of Economics, Punjabi University, Patiala, in collaboration with the CIPT, New Delhi, concluded here today.

Medical teachers thank Mohindra for Dr Anita’s appointment

27 Mar 2017 | 1:30 AM

PATIALA:The Punjab State Medical and Dental Teachers Association has expressed gratitude to the Minister of Medical Education and Research Brahm Mohindra for appointing senior-most professor Dr Anita Gupta as the regular Principal of Government Medical College, Patiala, on merit and as per norms of the Medical Council of India (MCI).

Prof Khush to deliver lecture at IISER today

27 Mar 2017 | 1:30 AM

CHANDIGARH: World renowned plant breeder and geneticist, Padma Shri Prof GS Khush, FRS (Fellow Royal Society), would deliver the second Har Gobind Khorana Lecture at the Indian Institute of Science Education and Research, Knowledge City, Mohali, on Monday.

321 get degrees at IET-Bhaddal

27 Mar 2017 | 1:30 AM

ROPAR: A total of 321 passouts of BTech, MTech., BArch., MArch., BBA, BCA, BCom (Professional), MBA and MCA got degrees during the 15th annual convocation on the IET Bhaddal Technical Campus.

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He helped India to Asia Cup win, but no takers for his heroics

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27 Mar 2017 | 1:30 AM

CHANDIGARH:Deaf international cricketer Manish Jain is running from pillar to post to get recognition for his achievements.

Aryan, Samarbir move  into main draw round

Aryan, Samarbir move into main draw round

27 Mar 2017 | 1:30 AM

CHANDIGARH:Aryan Arora overpowered Sarthak in a tough boys’ U-14 final qualifying round match of the STA-AITA Talent Series (TS-7) Tennis Championship at Chandigarh Club (Sector 1) here today.

Gopal, Pushpinder win bodybuilding titles

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27 Mar 2017 | 1:30 AM

CHANDIGARH:Gopal Boru won the gold medal in the below 55kg category at the 26th Junior Mr Chandigarh Bodybuilding Championship here today.

Vani wins, Amandeep finishes in second place

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27 Mar 2017 | 1:30 AM

CHANDIGARH:Amandeep Drall carded a disappointing five-over 76 on the final day of the sixth leg of the Women’s Professional Golf Tour at the Poona Club Golf to finish in tied-second place, nine shots behind winner Vani Kapoor.

Shamim rides to victory, Sujjan T-4th

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27 Mar 2017 | 1:30 AM

CHANDIGARH:Sujjan Singh carded a one-under in the final round to jump four places to tied-fourth fourth position on the concluding day of the Kolkata Classic.

MIA, ITC log win in cricket

27 Mar 2017 | 1:30 AM

A fine partnership of 81 runs between Bharat Bhushan (70 off 36 balls) and Abhilash Menon (41 off 23 balls) helped Mohali Industries Association (MIA) beat Azzaro XI by 75 runs in the Bharat Kesho Gupta Memorial Cricket Tournament here today.

Haren, Aadish win cycling gold

Haren, Aadish win cycling gold

27 Mar 2017 | 1:30 AM

CHANDIGARH: Haren Chaudhary clinched the gold medal in the 500m race for U-14 boys on the concluding day of Chandigarh State Track Cycling Championship at Panjab University here today.

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