Monday, April 16, 2001,
Chandigarh, India


C H A N D I G A R H   S T O R I E S


Business school helps science students to get jobs
Tribune News Service

Chandigarh, April 15
The Panjab University Business School is preparing a group of science students for placements in a national-level reputed company. Dr Dinesh Gupta, coordinator placements said the company wanted science graduates. “It was not the job of the UBS department. However, departments concerned were contacted and the students were asked to apply. Among the applicants, at least 10 were selected after the preliminary sessions. The company would hold the final interview in May”.

Dr Gupta said a few similar projects were being handled by the departments concerned.

A research scholar said that a science student “Dreams about teaching and research. Programmes like this showed that the industry needed skilled labour”.

Another student said that in science department students need to be informed about job avenues open to them.

Prof I.M. Joshi, Department of Chemistry, said, “there was a need for the departments concerned to get in touch with industries and organise interviews for placement of their students. The department had tried this about three years back.”

Prof S.K. Kulkarni of the industry-institute partnership cell said that there were at least a couple of programmes for placements. There, however, seems a lack of interest from the departments. Usually, advertisements for placements were forwarded to the departments.

Professor Kulkarni said the university should ask departments to take up the task of placements seriously.

Prof I.M. Govil, Department of Physics, said that the industry-institute partnership all was important and the university should re-look into the future planning of the cell.

Dr Dinesh Gupta said the students’ reaction to the training facility was positive. If needed, training students for jobs should be made part of the academic curricula. 


Computer institute opened
Tribune News Service

Chandigarh, April 15
Capt Kanwaljit Singh, Finance Minister, Punjab, inaugurated GTE Computer Education Institute at Sector 22 here today.

Career-oriented computer courses like e-com, Java, oracle, C++, Visual Basic etc, designed and launched by CAL-C, Computer Education Division of the Punjab government, will be taught in the institute.

Maharshi Dayanand University, Rohtak, has also opened its study centre for IT related courses at this centre. Graduates of any stream can join MSc Computer Science, PGDIT, APGDCA and plus two pass outs can join the BCA. The students will be provided with dummy projects to evaluate their performance.Back


Vision Cyberways
Tribune News Service

SAS Nagar, April 15
An IT-enabled services company, Vision Cyberways, was inaugurated by Dara Singh, a wrestler-turned actor and producer, on the premises of Dara Studio here today. Mrs Daljit Kaur, local MLA, and Mr D.S. Bedi, Principal of Shivalik Public School, were present on the occasion.

Dara Singh said it was an era of information technology and every type of information was available at the click of the mouse. The MLA appreciated the offer of the company to provide 20 per cent free computer education to the poor students.

Mr Atamjeet Singh, Director of the company, said in addition to providing training in medical transcriptions, the institute would offer customised short-term courses for housewives, students and technocrats.


Consumer Commission dismisses plea
Our Correspondent

Chandigarh, April 15
The UT Consumer Commission has dismissed the appeal moved by Mr Preet Mohinder Singh Gill, a resident of SAS Nagar, against the order of District Consumer Disputes Redressal Forum-II.

The complainant had moved an appeal in the commission against the decision of the forum on the ground that the forum had not granted adequate compensation and had not decided on the cheque for Rs 25,000, issued under a scheme by Auto Mobile Limited. The forum had held the company guilty of deficiency in service. It had directed Auto Mobile Limited to replace the front wheel, including the axle, and the front and rear shockers, besides carrying out repairs of the complainant’s scooter, including any other defect which might be noticed. The forum had also directed the company to pay the complainant a compensation of Rs 1500, besides Rs 250 towards the costs of litigation.

The complainant had purchased a Bajaj Classic SL scooter from the company against a payment of Rs 25,200 on February 10, 1998. The company had issued a cheque for Rs 25,000 at the time of the delivery of the scooter. The cheque was issued to every buyer under a scheme floated by Auto Mobile Limited.

The complainant had alleged that the bearing and pin of the front wheel were found damaged 10 days after the purchase and the same were replaced by Auto Mobile Limited on November 11, 1998. He had added that the bearing of the front wheel had to be replaced again. The complainant had alleged that the company had not given any response to his complaint.

The bench of the commission, comprising Justice K.K. Srivastava, Mr P.K Vasudeva and Ms Devinder Dhatt, observed that the forum was justified in ordering the replacement of the defective parts of the scooter. It added that there was no need for replacement of the vehicle as no manufacturing defect had been found.


Rama Vij pins hopes on teleserials
Our Correspondent

Chandigarh, April 15
Though Rama Vij’s fans are well aquainted with her calibre as an actress yet very few know that this talented actress has a gifted voice too, which she recently proved by singing a few Punjabi songs at a function organised by the Sikh community in California during Baisakhi celebrations.

Rama, who is back from the states to resume shooting for her latest Punjabi film "Mittar Piyare Nu Haal Muridaan da Kehna" said after keeping away from the silver screen for about three years ," she has pinned her hopes on this movie.

Excited about her role in the movie Rama said she was playing the role of Rajinder Kaur, one of the women lead characters. She will be portraying various phases of a woman’s life during her transformation from a headstrong 35-year-old rebel to a 75-year- old woman of wisdom.

However, Rama is not very happy about the Punjabi film scenario." There is a tremendous lack of professionalism in the Punjabi film production" she said.

.Rama had shot to fame in the region with her roles in ‘‘Chann Pardesi’’ and ‘‘Kachehari’’ , both national award winning feature films in Punjabi. However, she got national level recognition as an actress through much popular teleserial "Nukkad" way back in 1985.

Despite her acting talent Rama could not do well in the Bollywood. After acting in films like "Pal do pal ka saath" with Sekhar Kapoor and ‘‘Zakhmi Insaan’’, Rama says she will now prefer to act in good TV serials.

Though her personal problems forced her to maintain a low profile for some years, Rama is now hopeful of making it big on the small screen. "I have already proved my mettle in about 25 good teleserials like ‘‘Intezar’’,‘‘ Manoranjan’’, ‘‘Himalaya darshan’’, ‘‘Rishte’’,‘‘Circus’’and ‘‘Zindagi,’’ she said.


Ustad Amjad Ali’s sons to regale city
Tribune News Service

Chandigarh, April 15
The city's Tagore Theatre is already looking bright in anticipation of tomorrow’s special sarod concert by the two sons and disciples of Sarod maestro Ustad Amjad Ali Khan. Ayaan Ali Bangash and Amaan Ali Bangash, represent the seventh generation of the Senia Bangash gharana, which traces its roots to Mian Tansen.

The concert is being arranged by Pracheen Kala Kendra, Sector 35, to felicitate Ustad Amjad Ali Khan for being awarded with Padma Vibhushan.

Meanwhile, the secretary of the kendra, Mr M.L. Koser, today regretted that many invitation cards could not be sent out to the regular members and other people on account of the intervening holidays. He, however, said the gathering was expected to be huge.

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