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PEC to consult Centre on nomination provision
Tribune News Service

Chandigarh, April 29
The Punjab Engineering College (PEC) today decided to consult the Government of India regarding the move to abolish the provision of admitting students following nominations by various state and Central government agencies.

This was decided by the Board of Governors of the college at a meeting here today. The PEC provides for reservation of supernumerary seats in the college for candidates nominated by agencies such as State/UT government, Ministry of External Affairs, Ministry of Human Resource Development etc. Each year, at least at one or two students are admitted to the college based on such recommendation.

It was felt by the members of the PEC board that it should first find out if this provision was applicable to deemed universities in the country or not following which a final decision regarding the abolition of this provision would be taken.

The Board of Governors agreed to the proposal that the category “other award winners (does not include service medals)” for admission to candidates, who are dependents of military persons, be done away with.

Wholly dependent sons/daughters/spouses of military personnel, who are awardees of specified gallantry decorations, are to be considered in order of preference. These include Paramvir Chakra, Ashok Chakra, Sarvottam Yudh Seva medal etc the last preference being “other award winners”.

It was felt that this category is not well-defined and therefore gives rise to controversies at the time of admission and there have been court cases on this account.

Regarding the decision relating to the proposal to simplify the procedure of admission of candidates in the sports category, the board members constituted a committee to look into the matter in greater detail.

A final decision on the matter would be taken after the committee submits its report to the board.

Admission under the sports category is made on the basis of sports gradation (grades A, B, C and D) issued by the Chandigarh Administration on the basis of sports achievements of the candidates.

The procedure to determine the inter-se merit of the candidates having the same sports gradation is being done following a complicated set of criteria.

The college had proposed to do away with this set of criteria replacing it with determining the inert-se merit based on the AIEEE rank. In case of a tie in the academic merit in the AIEEE, the same would be resolved by considering the seniority of age.



324 engineering students get degrees
Tribune News Service

Chandigarh, April 29
The annual convocation of Punjab Engineering College, Sector 12, was held today. As many as 324 graduates received degrees. Prof P.V. Indersen, president of the Indian Academy of Engineering, gave the degrees to budding engineers.

Speaking on the occasion, Prof Indersen exhorted the graduates not to neglect self study which was very important for progress in ones' profession. According to him the true hallmark of success is to secure respect from ones' juniors.

Prof Vijay Gupta, Director of the PEC, read out the annual report and highlighted the achievements of the college.

The Chairman of the board of governors of the college also addressed the students and urged them to channelise their energy towards positive endeavours.

Rahul Kumar Kandoi of electrical engineering secured the administrator gold medal for overall performance in academic field. Harsimran Singh Brar of computer science department got the advisory gold medal for sports. Rajan Jindal received the Miglani memorial gold medal. Abha Setia, of aeronautical engineering was given Kalpana Chawla memorial award. They were also given cash prizes.

Other who also got the administrator gold medal were Seema Dahnkar of aeronautical department, Rajan Jindal of computer science and engineering, Deepika Kharbanda of electrical engineering, Kavita Garg of electronics and electrical department, Taranjeet Singh Johal of mechanical engineering, Garima Sharma metallurgy department, Vanita Bhatia of production engineering and Amreen Kaur Chug from information and eechnology.

Those who secured the silver medals were Nikita Thakur and Ghandarv Banerjee from aeronautical department, Himmi Gupta from civil engineering, Baljinder Suingh, computer sciences engineering, Deepika Kharbanda of electrical engineering, Nitin Gupta from electronics and electrical communication, Arpit Mittal from mechanical engineering, Kanwarjeet Kaur Rangi, metallurgy department, Sarvnipun Singh Chawla of production engineering, Mahinder Pal of information technology.



Madhu Behl, MCM DAV Principal honoured
Tribune News Service

Chandigarh, April 29
Principal Madhu Behl, of K.B.D.A.V. Senior Secondary Public School, Chandigarh, was recently honoured with a gold medal, a shawl and a certificate for her outstanding service in the field of education and her contribution towards Arya Samaj activities. The honour was conferred on her at New Delhi by the Governor of Kerala, Mr R.L.Bhatia, and the Delhi Chief Minister, Ms Shiela Dikshit.

As many as 13 students of the school, who had secured above 90 per cent in C.B.S.E. Class X exams, were also honoured with a silver medal and a certificate on the occasion. Also present were Padam Shree G.P.Chopra, president, D.A.V. College Managing Committee, and other dignitaries.

Meanwhile, Dr (Mrs) Puneet Bedi, Principal, M.C.M. D.A.V. College for Women, was also honoured at the same function on the occasion of Mahatma Hans Raj Day.



Science exhibition held
Tribune News Service

Chandigarh, April 29
The science club of Mount Carmel School, Sector 47 today organised an exhibition of science projects made by school students.

Various exhibits on the theme “Spreading scientific awareness among the community” were put up in the school premises. The exhibition was attended by a large number of parents who were made aware of rainwater harvesting, balanced diet, conservation of water and electricity, recycling of paper, medicinal plants and their importance and use of solar energy. The students manning the exhibits explained the concepts in detail to the parents and other visitors.



Rallies held by schools

Chandigarh, April 29
A number of rallies were held by government schools in the city as part of the ongoing ‘Education for All Week’ activities.

At Government Girls Model Senior Secondary School, Sector 18, the rally was flagged off by school principal Rajesh Minhas.

About 300 students and 10 teachers participated in the rally during which the students raised slogans of “Each one, teach one”. A slogan-writing competition too was organised.

At Government Primary School, Sector 52, a prabhat pheri was organised.

A similar rally was held by the students at Government Girls High School, Sector 25. TNS


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