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Incomplete Forms
PU to hold special exam mela
Tribune News Service

Chandigarh, April 25
Panjab University will be holding a special ‘examination mela’ on April 28 for candidates whose examination forms were incomplete and their result is going to be withheld by the university.

The results of BA I, II and III compartment examinations held on 29th and March 30 have been tabulated by the university. “During the tabulation it has come to the notice of university officials that there are a large number of cases where the candidates are defaulters due to non-payment of fee.

“The university is not in the position to declare the results of these candidates, hence the results are likely to be declared as ‘RL Fee’ in the absence of payment of dues by the students to the university,” said vice-chancellor R.C. Sobti during here today.

Many candidates who have appeared for the university examination by availing the special chance given by the university during the diamond jubilee celebrations have also been found to have provided incomplete information in their examination forms.

The candidates are advised to deposit their original detailed marks cards of previous examinations along with an attested copy of each DMC.

Candidates, who are registered with other universities after getting the migration from Panjab University and have now appeared for the golden chance examination, have been advised to submit their migration certificates. In some cases, candidates have not written their registration numbers. Such candidates are advised to give their correct registration numbers so that their results may not be declared as CS. The list of all defaulting candidates will be available on the website on April 27 by 11 a.m. The candidates have been advised to deposit their fee in the State Bank of India, extension counter, on April, 28 (Saturday) during the working hours and also deposit the original certificates along with attested photocopy of each certificate at the single-window enquiry counter in the Aruna Ranjit Chandra Hall, at the university on April 28 during the working hours so that their results may be declared accordingly.



Teachers want vacations from May 13
Tribune News Service

Chandigarh, April 25
Expressing resentment over the summer vacation schedule of Panjab University, members of the Punjab and Chandigarh College Teachers Union (PCCTU) have demanded that summer vacation should commence from May 13 instead of May 20.

In a letter written to the vice-chancellor, Dr Jagwant Singh, general secretary, PCCTU, has pointed out that the academic calendar for university campus i.e. Schedule A has been copied as Schedule B meant for the colleges without realising that colleges have six-day week while campus observes five-day week.

He also brought to his notice that almost all college examination centres would wind up on May 8 or May 11. Therefore, there is no justification in asking teachers to come to colleges.

He said colleges in GND University, Amritsar, were closing on April 30 and would reopen on July 2 while colleges of PU will close on May 20 and reopen on July 2. He requested him to intervene and announce vacations from 13th May 2007.



Remembering Bhagat Singh
Tribune News Service

Chandigarh, April 25
The Chandigarh School of Drama in collaboration with the Punjab Sangeet Natak Akademi organised an Awami Natak Mela at the Punjab Kala Bhavan’s open air theatre, here, today to commemorate the birth anniversary of Shaheed-e-Azam Bhagat Singh.

The event was marked by the 152nd staging of the Punjabi play ‘Dastaan Dittu Mazhabi Di’ besides three choreographies simultaneously before a sizable crowd.

Unlike many subjugated and downtrodden low-caste farm workers, protagonist Dittu Mazhabi feels awakened after witnessing a drama on the mission and ideology of Bhagat Singh. He stands up to the dictates of his landlord and another affluent politician and challenges the disparity due to the rigid caste system and communal feelings against the poor workers. Dittu mobilises support from the public who demand to honour the pre-election promises.

Jasbir Singh, Kulbir, Harpreet Judge and Dr Areet Kaur played major roles while Iqattar Sahota provided the vocal support.

Earlier, a choreographic sequence ‘Dullah Jatt Punjab Da’directed by Harkseh Choudhry brought alive the plight and sufferings of marginal farmers of Punjab who impelled by circumstances resort to suicides. Spirited slum children and artistes of the Chandigarh School of Drama presented an action song ‘Inqlab Zindabaad’. The show concluded with a theme-based choreography on poet Sant Ram Udasi’s ‘Suraj’ presented by the artistes of the Lok Kala Manch, Ludhiana, under the direction of Gursharan Singh.

Talking to Chandigarh Tribune, National Sangeet Akademi Rattan Gursharan Singh disclosed that he had resolved to carry the message and ideology of socialism propounded by Bhagat Singh to all 12500 villages, 72 towns and 17 big cities of Punjab.



2 school employees dismissed

Chandigarh, April 25
Services of two Class IV employees of government schools were terminated for negligence in performing duties, by the DPI (S) here today.

Sarwan Kumar, a sweeper-cum-chowkidaar of Government Primary School, Burail, and Chander Bhan, a peon, Government Model Senior Secondary School-40, were served with chargesheets dated December 14, 2004, and December 7, 2005, under Rule 8 of the Punjab Civil Services (Punishment and Appeal Rule 1970) for remaining absent from duty.

DPI (S) S.K. Setia has confirmed the action against both employees. — TNS



From Colleges
Campus interviews held

Mohali: Dell, an international computer giant based in the USA, held campus interviews in Chandigarh Engineering College, Landran. B.Tech students of all streams along with MBA and MCA students, who are going to pass outs in July, 2007, were eligible to appear. The candidates selected as technical support officers will get Rs 1,80,000 per annum while those selected as customer care officers will be given a package of Rs 1,58,000 per annum. After a year, this package will go up between Rs 2,10,000 and Rs 2,40,000 per annum. Apart from salary, the company offers a range of benefits, including subsidized transport, meals, medical coverage, recreation facilities, Dell certification and higher education. Anthony Reddy, senior manager, HR, and Payal, HR, executive, represented the company.

SELECTED: Fourteen final-semester MBA students of Guru Gobind Singh College of Modern Technology, Mohali, have been selected by Diplast, Mohali. The names of the selected students include Harbans Singh, Neeraj Sharma, Sagar Latawa, Ajay Goel, Vikas, Davinder Singh, Vineet, Pawan (marketing), Shreysi, Garima (HR), Rajvir Kaur, Vandana, Neha, Sunny Kandhari (finance). — TNS

Dera Bassi

INTERVIEWS: Sri Sukhmani Institute of Engineering and Technology authorities here have claimed that their students have been placed in a prestigious company during the joint placement drive held at the college.

Hughes Communication (India) Ltd. represented by Sir Atul Doga selected nine students from the final year batch. This was followed by a joint campus drive by M/S Schneider Electric Company for pre-final year electrical engineering students in which the company selected one student to join the company in July 2007 at a package of Rs 2.75 lakh.

Then M/S Nahar Group of Companies represented by Hemlata (HRD) interviewed the final-year EE, ME and ECE students and shortlisted nine students for their new project. The company conducted technical aptitude test followed by a preliminary interview. For the final interview candidates will be reporting at the company premises. — TNS



PU Notes
Placement brochure

The placement cell of the department of laws, Panjab University, has brought out a placement brochure for the benefit of its students. The brochure carries information about the university, the department, facilities available, syllabi and faculty in addition to brief profiles of students of LLB final and LLM.

This is for the first time such an effort has been made which has enthused the entire faculty and students to project the brand name of the department.

The main objective of the cell is to emphasise the learning of skills in the legal education curriculum through a variety of programmes.

In order to achieve this objective, the cell covers activities, which include simulation exercises, working on real client problems, legislative drafting, and law reform exercise. In addition to this, it also provides career counselling, information and guidance regarding various avenues available in academics and placements. Fourteen LLM Part-I students, 94 LLB final year students are to be considered for recruitment and 48 LLB second year students, may also be considered for internship from May to July according to the information available in the placement brochure brought out by the department. — TNS



Kalka-Parwanoo highway
Speed up work, says HC
Tribune News Service

Chandigarh, April 25
Talking tough on the tardy pace at which the work on the Kalka-Parwanoo highway was going on, the Punjab and Haryana High Court has asked Punjab, Haryana and the National Highway Authority of India (NHAI) to expedite the completion of the highway.

The High Court took Haryana to task for not speeding up the construction of the highway as commuters were being routinely harassed due to the ongoing repair work.

Chief Justice Vijender Jain directed the two states and the NHAI to remove all encroachments on national highway-21 and complete the acquisition of land.

Directions were also issued to ensure a smooth passage for commuters heading toward Zirakpur and Dera Bassi.

The court further ordered that a traffic management plan and flow charts be prepared for controlling the traffic heading toward Pinjore and Kalka.

The orders were passed against a petition filed by S.K. Puri way back in 1998 through the Sareen Memorial Legal Foundation.



Digital paintings on display
Smriti Sharma
Tribune News Service

Chandigarh, April 25
‘Digi Art’, an exhibition of digital paintings, was inaugurated by Vivek Attray, director, tourism and public relations, at Government Museum and Art Gallery today. Inaugurating the exhibition, Attray said, “The paintings are vivid and technically sound.”

Around 40 works displayed at the exhibition have been taken from photographs which are tweaked and worked upon using Adobe Photoshop primarily with airbrush tool.

“After working in both mediums, I will do more digital art works now,” avers Verma. Though his first digital painting, a circular design, dates back to 1997, his first digital painting of Jujurana, a rare bird from Himachal Pradesh, which is also the mascot of the Great Himalayan National Park, won him accolades from the Himachal Government. “The bird is one of the endangered species and in an effort to save the species, I was given a small picture of the bird which was roughly 45-year-old for reference. The painting was released by Atal Bihari Vajpayee in New Delhi,” reveals an elated Satish.

The paintings at the exhibition mainly feature birds, including the diminishing sparrows, rare birds, blue bird, eagle, woodpecker, wild life depicting animals, flowers, human figures and even pictures of Gods and Goddesses. One painting that captures the eye instantaneously is of a man in shackles. Going back in the history, Satish says, “The picture had been etched in my mind since long. With the painting, I have tried to capture the emotions of a friend unable to come out of a conflict going on in his mind for years.”

A labour of two years, one of his digital paintings of Lord Krishna was selected for the Photoshop World Fest 2003 held in California, USA.

Satish Verma, who learnt the art under Vittal Nelwadkar in Hyderabad, an alumnus of the JJ School of Art, Mumbai, gifted one painting to Government Museum, which was received by V.N. Singh, director, Art Museum and Gallery, Sector 10. The exhibition is open from April 25 to 29.



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