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Class XI prospectus in new avatar
Tribune News service

Chandigarh, June 16
The UT education department has designed the latest prospectus for admissions to Class XI with a professional touch.

The newly designed prospectus will answer all types of queries related to admissions and examinations. Besides admission form, it will contain the details of courses offered, facilities or infrastructure available in different schools for different vocational courses, number of seats available, admission rules, eligibility criteria, examination bylaws, attendance bylaws and procedure to be adopted for admission.

According to officials of the education department, the prospectus will be available in three languages - English, Hindi and Punjabi, but the admission form will be bilingual i.e. in English and Hindi. The price of the English prospectus has been fixed at Rs 50 while in Hindi and Punjabi, it would be available for Rs 25 only.

The last date for submission of forms is June 28 and the merit list would be prepared by July 3.

The admission process, which has been centralised through Government Model Senior Secondary School, Sector 23, is expected to start from July 4 for all reserved categories (pass or compartment cases).

Counselling for all general category pass-outs candidates will be held from July 5 to 12 and counselling for compartment candidates will be held on July 13 and 14.

However, there are certain changes that have been made in the admission process this time. An additional 1 per cent marks will be given to NCC 'A' certificate holders. Also, one additional seat per section has been reserved for Kashmiri migrants.

In the fashion designing and clothing construction vocational stream, 10 additional seats have been reserved in two schools i.e. GSSS-45 and GSSS- Mani Majra Town for Muslim girls. In GMSSS-37, an additional section has been made to accommodate 60 students in the humanities stream. Also, 2 sections, each of 60 seats, have exclusively been created for girls in GSSS-Mani Majra Town, for which proof of residence will be required.

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Results

Panjab University has declared results of the following examinations held in April/May, 2007: MSc solid wastage management (second semester); MSc environmental (second and fourth semester); MPhil physical education (first semester); ME chemical (second and third semester); ME electronics and communication (first semester) and BSc (honours school) mathematics (third semester). According to joint controller of examinations, PU, students can see results at their respective departments. All honours school results except of MSc (honours school) (second semester) bio-chemistry, bio-physics and microbiology examinations conducted in April/May, 2007, have also been declared.

Lecture

K.K. Khandelwal, labour commissioner, Haryana, delivered a talk on the Right to Information Act at the 74th orientation course organised by Academic Staff College, Panjab University. College and university lecturers from Punjab, Haryana, Chandigarh, Himachal Pradesh and Gujarat attended the lecture.

Selected

Dr Ved Parkash Upadhyaya, professor and chairperson of the Sanskrit department, Panjab University, has been selected for prestigious honour “Manavadhikara Ratna Alankarana 2007” to be conferred by the Antarrastriya Manavadhikara Samrakshana Bureau at Varanasi. TNS

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Induction course for PRTs
Tribune News Service

Chandigarh, June 16
A seven-day induction course for primary teachers to be absorbed in the kendriya vidyalayas of Jammu and Chandigarh regions began at Kendriya Vidyalaya, OCF, Sector 29, here, on Thursday. Twenty-three participants reported for the training. S.S. Sehrawat, assistant commissioner, Kendriya Vidyalaya Sangathan, Chandigarh region, was the chief guest. He equated the induction course with readiness programme for the new teachers. He talked of the sangathan and called upon the participants to clarify their doubts.

Sudesh Sharma, principal of the host school, talked of the mission and features of the sangathan. She emphasised on cultivating virtues of being a committed teacher. She gave a bird’s eye view of the functioning of kendriya vidyalayas in the country. Rajiv Lochan, education officer at KVS, Chandigarh region, was also present. V. Ahluwalia, headmistress of the host vidyalaya, proposed a vote of thanks.

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Substitute teachers plan stir
Tribune News Service

Chandigarh, June 16
Fed up with the “false assurances” of the Punjab government, members of the Substitute Computer Teachers Union are gearing up to launch an agitation against the state government.

The disgruntled teachers alleged that the government was backtracking on the promises it had made with them before the elections.

In a press note, Baljinder Singh, president of the union, said the government had been resorting to double standards by assuring them job on priority on the one hand and the department concerned all set to recruit new teachers on the other. He asserted that they had voted the SAD-BJP alliance to power hoping that they would keep their promises after winning the elections and provide jobs to them, but much to their dismay, nothing had been done so far.

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Award for PU dons

CHANDIGARH: Prof T.R. Bhardwaj and Dr Bhupinder Singh Bhoop, senior faculty members of the University Institute of Pharmaceutical Sciences (UIPS) of Panjab University, have been selected for the prestigious “Shiksha Rattan Puraskar” by the India International Friendship Society (IIFS), New Delhi. 

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CULTURE
 

Musical evening at Gymkhana Club
Our Correspondent

Panchkula, June 16
The elite city audience was treated to a captivating spell of ghazlas and songs by well known singer Devki Anand in a special programme titled Sham-e-Ghazal organised by the management of the Gymkhana Club, Sector 6, here today. Devki Anand commenced the concert with a poignant lyric ‘Kisi ki yaad ne aisa sila diya mujh ko’. He also rendered ghazals by poets B.D. Kalia Hamdam, S. Rakesh and Gurbux Saini. But Devki was at more ease with the compositions written by himself, which included ‘Meri ulfat ko rula denge tere shehjar ke log’, ‘Akhiyan de teer chalondi’ and others.

On demand, he sang some Punjabi songs from his jubilee film ‘Jija Sali’. Despite poor sound arrangements initially, Devki brought out the best of melody and lyrical expressions. He embellished the recital doling out many urdu couplets. Abha Sharma compered the programme while Gautam Dhar was on tabla, Sandip on violin, Srinivas on keyboard, Goldy on guitar and Swaran on dholak with percussions.

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