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Separate convocation for PG students at SCD college
Tribune News Service

Ludhiana, May 13
Keeping in view the increasing number of merit holders and students eligible to get the roll of honor, the SCD Government College here would hold a special convocation on May 19 for the post-graduate students who passed in the session 2005-06.

Giving details about the special convocation, college principal Dr Malkiat Singh said it was for the first time in the history of the college that the post-graduate students would be conferred degrees during a separate convocation. He said the reason behind the two convocations was that the college had got the maximum number of first divisions in the under-graduate and post-graduate classes in the university.

The college has seven post-graduation courses - M.Com, MA (Economics), MA (Punjabi), MA (English), MA (Hindi), M.Sc (Geography) and M.Sc (Mathematics) - and 600 students are enrolled for these courses. He said with 4,700 students studying in the college, it is often referred to as a mini-university in the region.

He said many students were also involved in research activities and many of its teachers had been awarded minor research projects by the University Grants Commission.

Dr Malkiat Singh said Punjab’s minister for education government Dr Upinderjeet Kaur would deliver the convocation address at the special convocation and Dr Kanwarjeet Singh DPI (Colleges) Punjab would also give his blessings to the students.

The minister would also award the rolls of honour to students performing exceptionally well in sports, cultural and academic activities, the principal added.

It is pertinent to mention here that the convocation for under-graduate students was recently organised in which chief parliamentary secretary Harish Rai Dhanda delivered the convocation address and conferred the degrees upon the students. 



  ‘Huge demand of engineers in market’
Our Correspondent

Doraha, May 13
The Bhutta College of Engineering and Technology (BCET), Ludhiana, organised a seminar on ‘Careers in Computer Hardware and Networking’, today. The resource person was Amit Jhamb, director of the Abacus Institute of Hardware Technology (AIHT), Ludhiana.

Jhamb spoke on the present and upcoming situation of hardware and networking in India. He pointed out that India has entered late in hardware industry and so far, the major stress is on software development.

He said every year there was a growth of 400 per cent in the hardware market. By 2010, India would require 25 lakh hardware and network engineers. So there was a huge demand of engineers in our growing market.

Jhamb also spoke on internet working and the necessary devices such as routers, gateways hubs, switches etc.

He also made students aware about the technical aspects of internet. At the end, there was an interactive session. The students discussed their doubts and future strategies. Dr A.S. Bansal, director of the BCET, welcomed the guest and Prof M.S. Sekree proposed a vote of thanks. 



Badal inaugurates school set up by NRI family
Our Correspondent

Doraha, May 13
Gurdev Singh Senior Secondary School, set up by an NRI family of Maksudra village, was inaugurated today by Parkash Singh Badal, chief minister of Punjab. The school would be categorised as ‘Adarsh School’ of Payal sub-division.

Harinder Singh Harry, the son of NRI Gurdev Singh Gill, who established building of the school welcomed the CM and said the motive behind this effort was to educate poor children.

The CM informed that the school would possess good infrastructure, quality teachers and congenial atmosphere. Children from poor families would be allowed to study in this school. Students would be provided with uniforms, books, meals etc. whose expenses shall be borne by the government.

Badal said more of such schools should be opened which is possible with the support of villagers who could provide land for the construction of schools.

Badal said ‘Adarsh Schools’ have been established at Khatkal Kalan, Tohra and Talwandi Sabo and at Maksudra village.

Badal said such schools, could bring about a revolution and benefit children of economically weaker sections at the primary school level.

Appreciating the role of the NRIs in the construction such institutions, he said, “They are true sons of the soil. They are striving to reform the condition of their people back home.” He praised the NRI family for donating Rs 60 lakh for the establishment of the school at Maksudra.

He further conceded to the demands put forth by Maheshinder Singh Grewal, an Akali activist, including the cleaning of village ponds of Payal sub-division, re-establishment of a broken building of a government school at Payal, provision of doctors and infrastructure at a hospital at Dhamot, re-carpeting of road between Payal-Buani via Maksudra, Rara Sahib, Maloud, Payal, Ghudani and Ludhiana-Malerkotla.

Badal assured that the atta-dal scheme would be implemented from August 15.



Ghumanjit, Harsheen win turban tying contest
Our Correspondent

Doraha, May 13
A turban tying competition was organised for students of classes VIII to X at Shri Guru Harkrishan Public school, Doraha, yesterday.

Amrit K.Gurm, chairman of the institute, Sukhpal Singh and Umal Kaur, directors, graced the occasion to encourage the participants and honour them for exhibiting the talent of turban trying before the audience.

The judges for the occasion were Tapvir Singh
and Amarjit Singh. The religious significance of turbans for the Sikh community was highlighted by Dharaminder Kaur, teacher of the school. A 'Shabad' was recited on
the occasion.

The the first category Ghumanjit Singh, Manjap Singh and Yudhvir Singh won the first, second and third prizes, respectively.

Whereas, in the second category, Harsheen Singh, Gursharan Singh and Simranjit Singh won the first, second and third prizes, respectively.

The prize-winners were awarded cash prizes. The vote of thanks was delivered in the end by the school captain. 



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