Saturday, July 14, 2001,
Chandigarh, India


C H A N D I G A R H   S T O R I E S


Admission schedule not revised
Tribune News Service

SAS Nagar, July 12
Candidates applying for the matric and 10+2 supplementary examinations to be conducted by the Punjab School Education Board in September have complained that the admission schedule given in the forms being sold by the board had not been revised.

As per the admission forms being sold at the book depots, the last date for receipt of admission forms without late fee was July 17. With a late fee of Rs 100 the last date was July 31 and with late fee of Rs 300 the last date was August 14. A fee of Rs 1,000 had to be paid to submit the admission form by August 20. Whereas the schedule for receipt of admission forms and fee for the supplementary examination given in a press note had not been included in the admission forms being sold to the candidates.

As per the revised schedule, July 22 was the last date to accept the admission forms without late fee. A late fee of Rs 100 would be charged for receipt of admission forms by July 30. A late fee of Rs 300 would be charged to submit the forms by August 6. Thereafter, a late fee of Rs 500 would be charged to accept the forms by August 13.

Sources in the board said though a circular had been issued about the revised schedule the same had not been included in the admission forms.

Meanwhile, a spokesman of the board said the detailed marks cards of the middle class examinations would be despatched to the district-level sales book depots by July 16. The DMCs would be dispatched from the district sales book depots between July 18 and July 20.

In a separate statement, a spokesman of the Punjab School Education Board stated today that in the case of private candidate Poonam Dogra , who gave this year’s senior secondary examination in the humanities group, had appeared in Punjab History and Culture instead of General Punjabi subject, which she opted in the examination form.Back


14 colleges to start M.Sc in IT
Tribune News Service

Chandigarh, July 13
While four colleges affiliated to Panjab University have not been granted permission to start M.Sc in Information Technology course from the current session, many of the Ludhiana and Chandigarh colleges will be starting the course from this session.

Out of the 18 colleges which had applied for affiliation to this course, 14 colleges have been granted permission to start the course. All inspections for consideration of these affiliations by the university officials for this session have ended and the final list by the committee was made available to the Colleges’ branch of the university here today.

Six colleges had been granted the permission in the first phase of inspections, while five colleges were given the go-ahead in the second phase and three colleges have been finalised in the third phase.

The colleges which have not been allowed to start the course from this session include Government College, Sector-46, Chandigarh, D.D. Jain Memorial College, Ludhiana, GGS DAV Centenary College, Jalalabad and Dev Samaj College, Ferozepore.

The colleges which have been given affiliation include SGGS College, Sector-26, Chandigarh (30+5 seats), Government College, Sector-11, Chandigarh (30+5) seats, GGDSD College Sector-32, Chandigarh (30+5), Ramgarhia College, Millerganj, Ludhiana (30+5 seats), RSD College, Ferozepore, GHG Khalsa College, Guru Sar Sadhar, Ludhiana (30+5 seats), Arya College, Ludhiana, (30+5 seats), Kamla Lothia SD College, Ludhiana (30+5 seats), Khalsa College for Women, Ludhiana (30+5 seats), DAV College, Sector-10, Chandigarh (30+5 seats), GGS College, Sector-26, Chandigarh (20 seats), DAV College, Abohar (10 seats), DAV College, Hoshiarpur (10 seats), JC DAV College, Dasuya, Hoshiarpur (10 seats).

The colleges will be visited again in August, 2001 for another inspection by the committee. The entrance test for admission to the course was held on July 11 and the result will be declared on July 16. The last date for submission of forms for joint admissions is July 22. The admission will start on July 23 and classes are scheduled to begin on July 26.

However, the university has to get the no objection from the state government and UT Administration regarding these affiliations. Without this certificate, the process of admission cannot begin. The university authorities have been asked to hurry up the process.Back


Students protest against Controller of Exams
Tribune New Service

Chandigarh, July 13
More than 10 members of the Panjab University Evening College Students Union raised slogans outside the office of the Controller of Examination, Mr A.R. Bhandari and even tried to lock him inside his room.

Earlier, these students had forcibly made their way into the Administration Block of the university and tried to meet Mr Bhandari. Mr Bhandari called them at 4 p.m. in the evening but the students started raising slogans against Mr Bhandari outside his room attracting the administration block staff to the top floor. These students even tried to lock Mr Bhandari in his room but were stopped from doing so by the onlookers.

The students had gone to meet Mr Bhandari to bring to his attention the case of a student of evening studies, Surjit Singh who claims that results of the various PU examinations he had appeared for have not been declared by the Examination Branch of the university.

According to Surjit Singh he had appeared in the BA first year examination of April 2000. He had a compartment in one of the subjects for which he applied for a re-evaluation. Having failed to receive the result of the re-evaluation he appeared for the compartment examination of the subject. He also appeared for the BA second year examination in April 2001, the result of which too has been withheld. Now since he has neither the re-evaluation result, nor the compartment result nor the BA second year result, he is being denied admission to BA third year by the department.


600 children participate in contest
Tribune News Service

Chandigarh, July 13
To sensitise the younger generation on issues and causes related to dwindling sex ratio in Punjab due to rampant female foeticide, the Voluntary Health Association of Punjab (VHAP) today held a poster- making competition and workshop.

As many as 600 schoolchildren from over 25 schools in Chandigarh, SAS Nagar and Panchkula participated in an on the spot competition on “Female foeticide resulting in declining sex ratio”.

Speaking on the occasion, the Executive Director, VHAP, Mr Manmohan Sharma, emphasised on the fact that the initiative should be taken to motivate people about the issue and also bring in change in the mind set of people on this issue.

In the age group of eight to 12, Prabhdeep Kaur of Gem Public School, SAS Nagar, stood first. The second and third prizes were bagged by Amrinder Preet Singh, of Lawrence Public School, SAS Nagar, and Kamljit Kaur of MRA School, Sector 27.

Ankita Negi of St Xavier’s, Sector 44, bagged the first prize in the age group of 13 to 18. Harsimran of Bhawan Vidyalaya, Sector 27, stood second and Navjot Kaur of Mount Carmel, Sector 47, stood third.

Jasmine, Ashwinder Kaur and Namrita Sivya got the first, second and third prizes, respectively, in the above 19 years category. The winners will be awarded by the Governor of Punjab, Lieut-Gen JFR Jacob (retd), at the regional-level workshop scheduled to be held on July 29.


Few takers for BBA course
Tribune News Service

Chandigarh July 13
While admission to BCom first year in the various city colleges ended at MCM DAV College here today with all the seats in the colleges having being filled, there were very few takers from the city for the BBA course being offered by some city colleges.

By the end of the last day of admissions today, many BBA seats were still lying vacant, admissions for which will now be done by the individual colleges.

Since there were not many takers for the BBA course in the UT pool, in a special meeting of the various coordinators of the centralised admission held at the Panjab University in the evening, it was decided that the UT pool seats be converted into general pool seats and filled accordingly.

Following is the list of number of seats filled or lying vacant in BBA first year in the city colleges:


644 students get admission on seventh day
Our Correspondent

Chandigarh, July 13
Science seats for general category are only available in Government Girls Senior Secondary School, Sector 20-B, as 644 students were admitted on the seventh day of the ongoing centralised admissions for Class XI in government schools here today.

The general category seats in commerce are available only in three government schools which include GMSSS in Sector 20, GMSSS in Sector 21 and GMSSS in Manimajra complex. Whereas the general category arts seats are available in all government schools. In all 3,340 students have got admission in different schools till date. Today 185 students were admitted in science stream, 212 in commerce stream, 164 in humanities stream and 83 in vocational courses.

Tomorrow nearly 820 students with 50 per cent are expected to get admissions. 


Advocates speak up for Kashmiri migrants
Tribune News Service

Chandigarh, July 13
In a memorandum addressed to the Punjab Governor, 100 advocates of the Punjab and Haryana High Court today demanded that the government should invite representatives of Kashmir migrants to participate in the summit between India and Pakistan to be held at Agra.

The advocates said the participation of the representatives was essential so as to prevent the delegates from getting misguided about the hardships being faced by the community.

Describing the community as “peace loving,” the advocates asserted that they were being forced to lead life in sub-human conditions after being uprooted by militancy and as such the government should put forward their claim for compensation for the loss of life and property suffered due to militant activity in the state.Back

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