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Adequate checks in place to curb copying
Our Correspondent

Mandi Ahmedgarh, March 6
The education department has claimed to have made adequate arrangements to curb menace of copying in examinations being conducted by the Punjab School Education Board that commenced at various centers in the area today.

According to district education officer Sangrur Gurmel Singh, the cluster in charges had been directed to keep vigil on the staff deputed at various centers in the district. “Besides making arrangements according to norms laid down by the board authorities we have impressed upon heads of respective institutes to discourage use of unfair means in the examination,” said Gurmel Singh, adding that flying squads had been constituted to conduct surprise checking.

Meanwhile, middle standard examinations commenced peacefully today at local M G M N Senior Secondary School, Dyanand Adarsh Vidyalaya High School, Sanatan Vidya Mandir Senior Secondary School, Jain Muni Shri Kundan Kanya Mahavidyalaya, Guru Nanak Kanya Mahavidylaya, G H G Khalsa Senior Secondary School and Anand Isher Senior Secondary School. 

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From Colleges
Students enthral at music competition
Tribune News Service

Ludhiana, March 6
As many as 50 students of the music (vocal) stream participated in a music competition organised by the department of vocal music, Government College for Women, here yesterday.

The college principal Prabhjot Kaur was the chief guest on the occasion while additional principal Narinder Sekhon presided over the function. The programme was anchored by Lovepreet of BA-III.

The judges included renowned vocalist Vikas Verma and Charanjit Kaur, lecturer in music vocal at the Ramgarhia Girls College.

The competition began with the singing of shabad and bhajan. Students presented songs, folk songs and ghazals. The presentation by Narinder Singh, Puneet Sony, Navneet Kaur, Juhi, Rupinder, Ravinder, Shital and Kamya received a standing ovation from the audience.

Seminar

Malwa Central College of Education for Women will celebrate International Women's Day with a seminar which will be sponsored by the Centre for Adult, Continuing Education and Extension, Panjab University, Chandigarh, on March 8.

The theme of the seminar is 'Mitigating violence against women.' The main theme of the programme has been further divided into three sub-topics: 'Violence against women,' 'Legal rights of women,' ‘Empowering the status of women.'

Ardas held

Ardas and kirtan were organised at the Guru Nanak Khalsa College for Women, Gujarkhan Campus, here today to mark the successful completion of the academic session.

Kirtan was rendered by Gurdeep Singh and his team. The event was attended by the members of the governing body, principal Manju Chawla, staff and students. Students, who had taken part in the religious activities of the college, were honoured. Langar was also served.

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PAU students to get scholarships
Tribune News Service

Ludhiana, March 6
John M Flanagan, Managing Director, Go Study (Scotland) Limited, Scotland, U.K., today visited Punjab Agricultural University here and held a meeting with the Vice-Chancellor, Dr. K.S. Aulakh, and all the Deans of the University. The aim of the visit to PAU was to provide scholarships to some students of the final year to encourage them to work hard and improve their education in the respective disciplines.

Flanagan said the scholarship scheme is being started first time and it will be implemented from the next academic year. He said engineering, business administration, food and nutrition are some of the disciplines chosen by the organisation.

John added that the students who are provided scholarships will complete their studies in India and are not supposed to go to the UK for the completion of the studies.

Highlighting the achievements of PAU, Dr. Aulakh said that PAU is the leading agricultural University in the country and has a significant role in ushering the green revolution in the state. Punjab is known as the food basket. It contributes 50 per cent food grains to the Central pool.

He added that PAU teaching, research and extension education are interlinked with each other. The latest research technologies are provided to the farmers through extension activities.

The Central Government has given a special grant of Rs 100 crore to PAU for boosting the agricultural research. Dr. Aulakh further explained that PAU has developed scientific linkages with Universities of Australia, USA, and Canada.

Dean, Postgraduate Studies, Dr.S.S.Chahal, said the team from Go Study, Scotland Limited, can look into the courses being taught at PAU and then the students can be selected for scholarships. Flanagan accompanied by Bupinder Singh and Ms. Pritpal Kaur, Director and Manager, Go Study respectively visited some important places in the University.

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250 students given awards

Ludhiana, March 6
The 45th Annual prize distribution function of Khalsa College for women was organised here today. The function was presided over by Dr Kanwarjit Singh, DPI (colleges) Punjab, Chandigarh.

The chief guest was accorded a warm welcome by the members of the college managing committee, Principal Dr (Ms) Varinder Kaur Thind, staff and students of the college on his arrival. After the college shabad 'Dehe Shiva Var Mohe' Dr (Ms) Thind read out the annual college report highlighting the achievement of the students in the fields of academics, sports and cultural activities in the session 2006-07.

The chief guest gave away prizes to nearly 250 students who excelled in academics and 33 winners of various college societies and competitions. In his address, Dr Kanwarjit Singh congratulated the prize winners and advised them to continue their pursuit of knowledge and excellence throughout their lives. The function concluded with the rendition of the national anthem. — TNS

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Campus placement drive
Our Correspondent

Mandi Gobindgarh, March 6
Training and placement cell of PIMT Mandi Gobindgarh is going to organise campus recruitment week for final year MBA /MCA students of the institute from March 5 to 8. This is for the second time in the institute that campus recruitment week is being conducted to facilitate students to get the jobs.

Sources said more than 45 companies have shown interest in recruitment. All the companies are from the diversified areas that include financial services, insurance, banking, alternate media, IT sector, software development etc.

Some world class companies like the HFCL, ICICI Prudential etc already visited the institute during joint placement drive.

This week is especially dedicated to PIMT students in which AVIVA Insurance, Reliance Capital, Karvy, MUTHOOT Group, Indusind Bank and India Bulls, etc.

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Lecturers’ rally on March 12
Our Correspondent

Doraha, March 6
University and college teachers of India will participate in a rally to be organised at Jantar Mantar, New Delhi, as per the call given by the All India Federation of University and college teachers organisation, on March 12.

In a joint press release, Kuldeep Singh, area secretary, Punjab University, R S Brar, former president, PCCTU, Manjit Komal, president, Ludhiana district and Parkash Verma, women convener, Punjab University, said the university and college teachers will hold the rally to protest against the anti-higher education policies of the central government and to pressurise the goverment for the revision of pay scales. They shall be focusing on the anomalies of the pay revision of 1-1-96 and the failure of grade revision as included in the 6th pay commission that was due on January 1, 2006.

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