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Veterinary students hold protest
Tribune News Service

Ludhiana, September 10
The PAU Veterinary Students Association held a dharna to protest against the lack of employment opportunities in the state for veterinary graduates.
After submitting a memorandum to Vice-Chancellor K.S. Aulakh, president of the association Ravinder Singh said the government was not filling more than 800 posts of veterinary doctors that had been lying vacant for the past many years. There are 1,400 posts in the state.

He said more than 500 students, who had passed out of the Veterinary Science College of the university since 1999, were unemployed. He added that Punjab was the only state in North India that did not advertise posts on regular basis. Neighbouring states like Haryana, Himachal Pradesh, Jammu and Kashmir and Rajasthan had been doing it every year or once the posts fell vacant. This despite the fact that epidemics like foot and mouth disease, HS and bird flu had been occurring in the state, he pointed out.

“Had there been adequate number of veterinary doctors in rural areas, the spread of such diseases could have been controlled at initial stages,” he added. The association appealed the government to fill all vacant posts so that more students were encouraged to join the profession.



PCTE declared best B-category school 
Our Correspondent

Ludhiana, September 10
The Punjab College of Technical Education has been ranked best B school in Punjab, Himachal Pradesh and Jammu and Kashmir. A survey was conducted by the IMRB in association with the Business Standard for AIMA (All- India Management Association).

The PCTE has been ranked in the (upper layer) of B-plus category with an overall score of 65. Even in the last year survey the PCTE was adjudged best B school of the region with a score of 60 in B-plus (lower layer) category.

In the present survey AIMA has declared that the PCTE has improved its position from lower to upper layer category. A survey was made of 300 institutes from all over India. None of the institutes from the region could figure in B-plus upper or B-plus lower layer category.

Department of Business Management, Punjabi University, Patiala, has been ranked in the C-plus category with an overall score of 35.

Congratulating all faculty members and the students of PCTE, Dr K.N.S. Kang, Director, PCTE, remarked that “this is a collective team effort. Surveys of such kind make the students and parents aware regarding the performance of quality B schools. 



Talent search contest at college
Tribune News Service

Ludhiana, September 10
In order to find budding singers and actors, a talent search contest was organised at Arya Girls College here today.

The function started with a prayer. The freshers displayed their talent by presenting solo as well as group dances.

Mrs S. Sharma, in charge of the college, welcomed the new entrants and appreciated their talent. She said the college endeavoured to develop all-round personality of the students. “No doubt academics are important but co-curricular activities are also necessary to nurture the personalities of students,” she said.

The freshers bedecked in sarees sashayed  down the ramp and judges had a tough  time selecting the  winners.



NSS camp organised
Our Correspondent

Doraha, September 10
A one-day NSS camp for boys was organised at Guru Nanak National College, Doraha, yesterday.
Seventy volunteers, along with Prof Pargat Singh Sekhon and Prof Gursharanjit Singh, participated in the camp. The volunteers cleared the mess of the college lawns.

In a plantation drive undertaken by the volunteers, 100 saplings were planted. A lecture was delivered to the students by the college Principal, Mr Jaswant Singh Gill, who asked them to keep themselves physically mentally and morally fit. 



‘Aagman’ to freshers
Our Correspondent

Mandi Gobindgarh, September 10
‘Aagman 2004’, a freshers' party, was organised by students of Desh Bhagat Institute of Management and Computer Sciences (DBIMCS). The main attraction of the function was modelling, Malwai giddha, Kerala dance, Punjabi songs and western dance.

Mr S.K. Ahluwalia, Deputy Commissioner, Fatehgarh Sahib, was the chief guest.

Dr Zora Singh, Chairman, Desh Bhagat Group, also spoke on the occasion.

Ms Shalini Gupta, Director, DBIMCS, gave a warm welcome to the new students.



Students burn Kaypee’s effigy

Ludhiana, September 10
The Punjab Student Union (PSU) burnt the effigy of Transport Minister, Mr Mahinder Singh Kaypee, to express its anger and displeasure at inaction on part of the minister at the ITI, Gill Road, here today. Students blocked traffic for 10 minutes and raised slogans against the minister.

They burning the effigy to highlight the problems faced by them while commuting in buses. They said students travelling from rural areas to attend colleges were being harassed by private bus operators. They said the government had not done enough to check the harassment of students by private bus operators. OC


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