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Nagarro, Rayat & Bahra to conduct joint placements
Tribune News Service

Mohali, June 21
Nagarro Software Limited, a leading software company with multi-continental operations all over the world is set to join hands with the Rayat and Bahra Group of Institutes for talent scouting in the region. The San Jose, California-based multinational with operations expanded over New York, Germany and India will be holding a joint placement test at Rayat Technology Centre of Excellence on June 23 to select professionals for its operations from amongst the institute’s MCA and BTech (CSE and IT) students.

Nagarro Software, which provides technology based services in manufacturing and pharmaceutical industries, is a leading software giant. Informing about the upcoming placement tests, Gurvinder Singh Bahra, vice-chairman of Rayat and Bahra Group said Nagarro's partnership with Rayat and Bahra is yet another shot in the group's arm.

The selection tests to be held on June 23 will comprise of aptitude, technical and programming tests, followed by technical sessions and human resources interviews. The test will be open to students of various engineering colleges of the region, said Bahra.

The placements test with Nagarro is expected to yield job placements with individual offers of Rs 5 lakh per annum. Expressing great hope and delight over the prospect of the interviews, Bahra reiterated that the group was determined to bring more such partners within its fold for a better future for the students of the region in general, and of the Rayat and Bahra institutes in particular.



PU authorities dodging responsibility
A Correspondent

Chandigarh, June 21
Sachin Malhotra, a student seeking admission to the Panjab University, was in for a rude shock this morning when he went to the university’s enquiry counter and was suggested that he should instead seek information from the guidance camps set up by student organisations.

Sachin is just one of the many students, who feel that the PU authorities are dodging their responsibility to sort out admission-related queries of the newcomers. The university authorities, too, seem to be depending on student activists to handle the rush of students visiting the university in connection with admissions.

The single-window system introduced by the university has also met with only limited success. Many students come to the campus for result-related queries. They are asked to fill a form specifying their query and are assured that they would get a reply within a short period. “This procedure has failed as the persons concerned never answer the queries and just harass the students,” said Roxy, a student leader.

It is student leaders, who are helping parents to submit admission forms. “Student leaders run around using their vehicles accompanying parents and their wards to help them submit forms. One of these students took me to the department to submit the form,” said Ram Partap, a bank official. The student leaders are also taking up the problems being faced by admission seekers with the vice-chancellor. “The university authorities have increased the fee of the golden chance from Rs 3,000 to 10,000. I have submitted a memorandum to the VC to reduce the fee,” said Dalvir Singh Goldy, president of the Campus Students Council.



PU Notes

Award: Dr Neeta Sharma from the department of chemical engineering and technology, Panjab University, Dr Kanwaljit Chopra, reader in pharmacology at the University Institute of Pharmaceutical Sciences, and Prof Neelima R. Kumar, department of zoology, will be honoured with the “Shiksha Rattan Puruskar” by the India International Friendship Society at New Delhi. — TNS



Contest for best singer
Tribune News Service

Chandigarh, June 21
The Yaadgar-e-Rafi Society, Chandigarh, will hold the first round of singing competition for best singer award in male and female categories for senior participants above 18 years of age on June 24 at Punjab Kala Bhavan, Sector 16, Chandigarh, at 8 am.

The society has dedicated the contest to music maestro O.P. Nayyar. Male singers will sing Rafi songs and the female Lata’s.

For information contestants can contact B.D. Sharma at 9814731112. 



City audience get Pak’s ‘Paigam-e-Mohabbat’
S. D. Sharma

Chandigarh, June 21
Spells of ornate poetry and soulful strains of "Heer", the slumbering love legend of undivided Punjab, reverberated the Ranadhawa auditorium today as Sufi maestros from Pakistan rendered the verses immortalised by Waris Shah at a live programme titled "Paigam-e-Mohabbat". The programme was organised by the Punjab Sangeet Natak Akademi and the Punjab Arts Council (PAC).

All 10 artistes sponsored by the local chapter of the Mian Mir Foundation were felicitated at a ceremony by former Punjab minister Harnek Singh Ghrauan and Prof Rajpal Singh, secretary general of the PAC.

The audience was submerged in emotions as Hasnain Akbar delineated the choicest episodes from the “Heer Waris”. The sublime melody of the Sufi folklore was further augmented as his Ustad Khadim Hussain Warsi took the centre stage to spell magic with rendition of “Heer”.

Earlier, poets Zubaida Haider Zebi, Faraha Sultana, Aijaz Ula Naaz and Adab Ali Muzamil from Pakistan and Padmashri K.L. Zakir and Prof Atai Singh read out their verses. Prof Muzamil won applause for his couplets "Tumhe sapne chraane kaun dega, ab aa o ge toh jaane kaun dega".



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