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2 students among 3 killed in accident
Two vehicles collide; occupants of Audi Q7 survive while those in Tavera die on the spot
Aneesha Sareen
Tribune News Service

Chandigarh, July 23
Three persons, including a driver and two college students from Vaishali in Ghaziabad, were killed while two others were injured in a freak accident involving a Tavera and an Audi Q7 car on the road separating Sectors 17 and 18 last night.

(Leftt) Kin of deceased Kuldeep at the GMCH-16.Niece and brother of driver Hast Bahadur break down at the hospital. Tribune photos: Manoj Mahajan (Right) Kin of deceased Kuldeep at the GMCH-16.

The police initially registered a cross case against the drivers of both the vehicles, one of whom is dead, after confusion on who among the two was at fault resulting in the fatal accident. The deceased and the injured were seated in the Tavera. The occupants of the Audi car fled after the mishap.

Later in the evening, the owner of the Audi car, identified as 30-year-old Rajat, son of an industrialist and a resident of Sector 4, Panchkula, reached the Sector 17 police station and said that his driver, Sukhpal, who was accompanying him, was driving the car when the mishap took place.
Injured Ronak Singh and Shekhar Rastogi record their statements at the Sector 17 police station.
Injured Ronak Singh and Shekhar Rastogi record their statements at the Sector 17 police station.

The accused said the tyre burst resulted in the mishap. The police is yet to make any arrests as it is still verifying who among Rajat and Sukhpal was actually driving the Audi car. The police will check the CCTV camera footage of at the traffic intersections to identify the accused. The FIR against the driver of Tavera will be cancelled, the police said.

The mishap took place at 12.36 am when four students from Ghaziabad were returning from Dharampur in a taxi (Tavera) and had to catch a Volvo bus to Delhi. The Tavera turned towards the road separating Sectors 17 and 18 from Madhya Marg and was on the Sector 18 side when the speeding Audi car coming from the opposite direction on the other side of the road rammed into it after hitting the road divider.

The driver of the Tavera, 34-year-old Hast Bahadur, a resident of Dharampur, along with two students occupying the rear seats, identified as 22-year-old Sahil Juneja and 19-year-old Kuldeep Singh, both residents of Ghaziabad, died on the spot. While Sahil was pursuing BBA from a college in Ghaziabad, Kuldeep was a BTech second-year student.

The other two injured students have been identified as Suresh Rastogi, who was sitting on the front seat, and Raunak Singh, sitting on the left rear seat, had a narrow escape and suffered minor injuries.

The impact of the collision was so intense that the front and right portion of the Tavera car was completely damaged.The bumper of the Audi car was stuck on the roof of the Tavera, suggesting that the Audi car was at high speed and landed on the other side of the road crushing the occupants of the Tavera.

The police said the rear tyres of the Audi car were flat. Still in a state of shock, injured Shekhar Rastogi said he does not remember how the accident occurred as he fell unconscious. “The Audi car was coming at a high speed and rammed into our car after hitting the road divider.” he said.

The number of the Audi car was traced to Hyte realtors in Industrial Area and a police team that went to arrest the accused in Sector 4, Panchkula, last night returned empty-handed. Eyewitnesses told the police that a couple, including a woman, was seated in the Audi car.

Meanwhile, the police is scrutinising the CCTV camera footage available around the traffic intersections on the road.

Police functioning

While the police is still verifying who was actually driving the Audi, the incident reflects poorly on the police functioning as it initially registered a cross case against the drivers of the both the cars, one of whom was dead. Even 18 hours after the mishap, the UT police was still not clear how the mishap took place. No arrests have been made. High drama was witnessed at the GMSH-16 in on Tuesday afternoon when the families of the three deceased raised a hue and cry that the police had booked the driver of the Tavera in the accident case. After on the spot investigation, the police had booked the driver of the Tavera initially and it was only after the families of the deceased raised a hue and cry that the police registered a second FIR against driver of the Audi car. The relatives had also barged in the mortuary where the post-mortem was being conducted and demanded a fair probe. A senior police official said they will verify the facts before arresting the accused. 

‘See you tomorrow, papa’

In a state of profound grief and shock after the incident Sahil’s father Yashpal Juneja, who came from Ghaziabad to take away the body of his son, said he last spoke to Sahil on Monday when he told that he would return home the next day. “His last words to me were see you tomorrow, papa,” said Yashpal. “He had gone on a leisurely trip to Shimla with his childhood friends on July 20. He was my only son and has two elder sisters. My life has been wrecked after the mishap,” said the grieving father. Sahil’s friend Kuldeep, who also died in the mishap, was the youngest in the family and is survived by his parents and two siblings. His brother Sandeep was inconsolable at the hospital. The driver of the Tavera is survived by his wife two minor daughters. 

Bodies pulled out of car

Officials of the fire department had a tough time in pulling out the bodies stuck in the car. As the car was completely damaged, the fire officials used a cutter to pull the injured and bodies out of the car. 



Land acquisition officer was a minion, says SC
Rajinder Nagarkoti
Tribune News Service

Chandigarh, July 23
The land acquisition officer (LAO) was a minion in the hierarchy of the Administration of the Union Territory of Chandigarh and could not even think of violating an unwritten code of conduct for junior officers in an administrative setup. These were the observations made by a Division Bench of the Supreme Court in its order regarding quashing the acquisition of land belonging to flying Sikh Milkha Singh and others for setting up of Chandigarh Technology Park.

The Division Bench of the Supreme Court comprising Justices GS Singhvi and V Gopala Gowda observed: “The LAO of the UT Administration was a minion in the hierarchy of the administration of the Union Territory of Chandigarh and could not have even thought of making recommendations contrary to what was contained in the letter sent by the Administrator to the petitioner, Surinder Singh Brar.”

“If he had shown the courage of acting independently and had made recommendations against the acquisition of land, he would have been shifted from the post and his career would have been jeopardised. In a system of governance which we have today, junior officers in the administration cannot even think of, what to say of, acting against the wishes/dictates of their superiors. One who violates the unwritten code of conduct does so at his risk and is described as a foolhardy. Even those constituting higher strata of services follow the path of least resistance and find it most convenient to tow the line of their superiors. Therefore, the LAO cannot be blamed for having acted as an obedient subordinate of the superior authorities, including the Administrator,” the Division Bench observed. The Bench further observed: “This cannot be a legitimate ground to approve of the reports prepared by him without even a semblance of consideration of the objections filed by the appellants and other landowners. We have no hesitation to hold that the LAO failed to discharge the statutory duty cast upon him to prepare a report after objectively considering the objections filed under Section 5A(1) and submissions made by the objectors during the course of personal hearing."

False statement by LAO

The Supreme Court says: “In the context of the statement contained in the first line of the paragraph titled "Observations", we repeatedly asked Sudhir Walia, counsel assisting Dr Rajiv Dhawan, to show as to when the LAO had summoned the revenue records and when he had conducted the inspection of the spot. But the counsel could not produce any document to substantiate the statement contained in the two reports of the LAO. This leads to an inference that in both the reports, the LAO had made a misleading and false statement about his having seen the revenue records and conducted the inspection of the spot.

Administrator cannot delegate power

On the point of UT Administration’s move to delegate UT Administrator’s power of land acquisition to the Adviser, the Bench says: “In our view, Section 3(1) of the 1987 Act does not empower the Administrator to delegate the functions of the ‘appropriate government’ to any officer or authority specified in the notification issued under the section because the Presidential notification does not provide for such delegation.”  



Leopard scare grips Morni village
Hina Rohtaki
Tribune News Service

Panchkula, July 23
A female leopard has been spotted with her two cubs at Chamka village in Morni, spreading a scare among residents. The residents are forced to stay indoors after the wild cat attacked pets of the villagers.

Chief wildlife inspector Rakesh Sharma visited the area this morning. The leopard has taken shelter in the Sherawali area of the Chamka village. “I had given food to my dog outside my house last evening. When I went out after a while, the dog went missing. The leopard must have taken away my pet,” said Vidyawati, a resident of Chamka village.

The animal has also taken away two calves and a goat in the village. “We have heard the leopard growling just outside our house,” she said.

Wildlife inspector Rakesh Sharma said a trap would be laid to catch the animal. Sharma said the leopard population has increased in the area.



23 students taken ill after consuming iron tablets
Hina Rohtaki
Tribune News Service

Panchkula, July 23
Just a day after the much talked about 'Solid Bano India' campaign was launched by the health department, 23 students of two government schools were taken ill after popping iron pills. They were admitted to hospitals.
A total of 17 students, including 15 girls, of Government Senior Secondary School, Tikar Taal in Morni, have been admitted to a hospital. Six cases have been reported from a government school at Basola.

“Some children fell unconscious after consuming iron pills. They complained of severe stomach ache and were vomiting. They were rushed to a hospital,” said Vijay Lakshmi, a teacher at Government Senior Secondary School, Tikar Taal.

“We were told that these tablets will make us strong, but just a few hours after consuming the pills, I felt dizzy and had a severe stomach ache,” said a student of Class VII.

Vivek, a student of Class VI said: “I fell unconscious after I took the medicine. When I regained consciousness, I started vomiting.”

Deputy chief medical officer Saroj Aggarwal said the dose would be reduced from 100 mg to 20 mg. All children are between the age group of 11 and 14.

Panchkula Chief medical officer (CMO) VK Bansal said: “We have distributed iron tablets to about 29,000 children. We have apprised them of the side effects of the iron supplement in advance. Some children show less tolerance to the supplement.” The children took the tablet on an empty stomach which could have resulted in nausea,” he added. The health department kicked off the ‘Weekly Iron Folic Acid Supplementation’ programme on July 22. 


Teachers’ protest enters Day 2 
Are opposing suspension of four teachers, FIR against them
Tribune News Service

Chandigarh, July 23
Protest launched by the Joint Action Committee of UT Schoolteachers entered its second day today. They are protesting against the “dictatorial” attitude of the Education Department for suspending four teachers and lodging FIR against them. They shouted slogans against the officers of the Education Department while staging a demonstration near hotel Shivalik View, Sector 17, Chandigarh.

One of the suspended teachers, Swarn Singh Kamboj, said the members of the Joint Action Committee of UT Schoolteachers made it clear that they were not against the faculty development programme started by the Education Department but it simply wanted the department to postpone the programme and wanted some change in the methodology adopted in the programme. “It should have been in the form of discussion,” he said.

Meanwhile, the high power committee of Joint Action Committee of UT Schoolteachers has decided that a delegation will explain its view point to the higher authorities, local Member of Parliament, and public. The leaders stressed that Joint Action Committee of UT Schoolteachers is never against any type of confrontation with the administration but at the same time the dignity of the teachers should be maintained.

“The action of the lodging FIR against the teachers was highly condemnable. The teachers expressed their full solidarity with the Joint Action Committee of UT Schoolteachers and assured full cooperation,” said suspended teachers, Kushali ram Sharma, Shivinder Singh and Ranbir Singh. They said, “Various organisations, including UT Subordinate Services Federation and CTU Worker Union, are extending their support to the teaching community.”

In their representation submitted to the DPI (s) today, members of the Forum of Senior Citizens in Education, Panchkula, said: “The faculty development programme as undertaken by the Chandigarh Administration is a step in the right direction. A teacher should always be keen to develop his/her faculties, especially with reference to teaching learning dynamics. Even as a professionalised activity one should always be willing to sharpen his/her faculties pertaining to knowledge and skills. This is what the programme aims at. We appreciate the efforts and wish other governments to emulate it in the larger interest of quality education.”

A Chandigarh-based Youth Innovative Society too in its statement released today supported the department’s programme and asked the UT teachers to support it as it aimed at improving the academic skills of the teachers.

Punita Singh, convener of NGO Sathi, while lending her support, said: “It’s very sad to know that students are being discouraged to reach for the higher goals. If teachers will not update themselves then how will they be able to do justice in classrooms?”



Sahayta’s cure for cancer
Donates Gene Xpert Machine to PGIMER to treat patients
Tribune News Service

Chandigarh, July 23
In a significant development, the PGIMER today inaugurated Gene Xpert Machine which will help experts find a permanent cure for cancer.
One of the latest equipment for blood cancer patients, the machine was inaugurated in the department of haematology, PGIMER.

This is for the first time that a machine will be used to conduct BCR ABL test on chronic myeloid leukaemia patients in India.

The machine costs Rs 50 lakh and has been donated by the Cancer Sahayta Charitable Society with the help of The Max Foundation (USA).

The machine will help doctors know the amount of minimal cancer genes left in a patient’s body on the basis of which they will either modify or change the treatment.

The machine will help patients suffering from chronic myeloid leukaemia and philadelphia positive acute lymphoblastic leukaemia.

Chronic myeloid leukaemia is one of the commonest adult leukaemias in India. Out of all adult blood cancer patients reporting to the PGIMER, 30 per cent are diagnosed with this type of blood cancer.

Earlier, repeated bone-marrow examinations were carried out to diagnose the disease. Bone marrow is a painful procedure.

Xpert BCR ABL monitor machine will tell the experts about the presence of minute quantity of disease. The Cancer Sahayta Charitable Society was established by Nilu Tuli along with nine other enthusiasts on May 23, 1997 in Chandigarh. Apart from providing free chemotherapy drugs, Sahayta has also been supporting the families of cancer patients.



UT Admn told to form panel to implement RTE Act in city schools
Tribune News Service

Chandigarh, July 23
The Punjab and Haryana High Court today asked the Chandigarh Administration to form a committee to look into the implementation of the Right to Education Act in city schools. The committee will comprise experts from the Central Board of School Examination, UT Education Department and renowned educationists from the city.

The directions came during the resumed hearing of a public interest litigation (PIL) for improvement in the education system in government schools of Chandigarh, Panchkula and Mohali.

As the case came up for resumed hearing, the Bench of Chief Justice Sanjay Kishan Kaul and Justice Augustine George Masih observed verbally that the quality of education in the government schools was not as per the provisions of the RTE Act. The case will now come up for further hearing on August 30.

Earlier, the senior standing counsel for the UT Administration, Sanjay Kaushal, contended that the quality of education in the city government schools was satisfactory and they were performing well.

Quoting the example of Government Model Senior Secondary School, Sector16, the counsel said that it was one of the most reputed schools in the city. The counsel further said just a few schools were not performing well.

The High Court had earlier directed all the schools in Chandigarh, Punjab and Haryana to get themselves registered with the state governments. The Act makes it mandatory for each school to get itself registered with the Education Department of the state. According to the procedure, the school has to make a self declaration before the Education Department confirming the compliance of the specified conditions.

The Act also provides that the Education Department could withdraw recognition after following prescribed procedure in case a school is not complying with the condition.

The High Court has already asked the Central Board of Secondary Education, Punjab School Education Board and the Indian Certificate of Secondary Education to inform the Bench whether the provisions of the Right to Education Act were being complied with by the schools affiliated to it.

The directions came during the resumed hearing of a public interest litigation (PIL) for improvement in the education system in government schools of Chandigarh, Panchkula and Mohali. The High Court has already asked the Central Board of Secondary Education, Punjab School Education Board and the Indian Certificate of Secondary Education to inform the Bench whether the provisions of the Right to Education Act were being complied with by the schools affiliated to it.



Finally, mobile mammography van at GMCH-32 becomes operational
Tribune News Service

Chandigarh, July 23
After lying defunct for over three months following its inauguration, the Mobile Mammography Van (MMV) of Government Medical College and Hospital, Sector 32, was finally made operational today.

The van was stationed at the Urban Health Training Centre of the hospital in Sector 44 and performed 25 dexa scans and six breast cancer screenings.As many as 20 defects were pointed out in the van, 15 days after it was launched by the UT Administrator Shivraj V Patil in April, this year. Some of the defects included abnormal height of the driver’s seat, batteries and the air-conditioner was not working.There were several other defects pointed out by the inspection committee of the institute. While the officials claim that most of the defects have been removed, sources said that only the driver’s seat had been repaired till now.The screening camp was attended by UT Home Secretary Anil Kumar, Dr Atul Sachdev, Director-principal of GMCH-32, and other senior faculty members of the hospital today.“MMV screening camps will be held once a week in various parts of the city and the frequency of these camps would increase in due course of time,” said a GMCH official.Dr Sonia Puri, Nodal Officer, MMV unit, said that worldwide breast cancer was the most common cancer and one in eight women suffered from it.



BSNL staff hold demonstration
Tribune News Service

Chandigarh, July 23
The BSNL All-India Graduate Engineers and Telecom Officer Association (AIGETOA), consisting of 12,000 direct recruit graduate engineers and account officers, today held a demonstration all over India against the unfriendly attitude of the Bharat Sanchar Nigam Limited (BSNL) management.

The employees alleged that the BSNL management had hiked the salary of all absorbed employees by 30 to 40 per cent followed by the second pay revision effected from January 1, 2007, but it had discontinued the same for the qualified executives recruited after this time period.

Even the management is paying perks and allowances to the executives working on deputation, but the authorities are not contributing anything to the pension benefits of the direct recruits which is against the recommendation of the pay revision, they said.

They further alleged that the management had allowed promotion to absorbed employees to the level of Deputy General Manager (DGM) irrespective of their qualification, but the direct recruits could not get their first promotion even after working for more than 10 years.



Rotary Club gets its new president

Chandigarh, July 23
Rotary Club of Chandigarh Midtown Part of Rotary International, the world's first service club organisation, elected Deepak Sood as its new president during a function at PHD House today.

Thirteen board members were also elected.

UT Adviser KK Sharma was the chief guest while PS Jaswal, Vice-Chancellor, Rajiv Gandhi National University of Law, Patiala, was the guest of honor.

The club has been supporting communities by providing them essential support, skills, information and knowledge, so that they can equip themselves for a better future.

"We have been contributing to society through blood camps, AIDS awareness campaigns, disability empowerment and rehabilitation and diagnostic/ENT/medical camps. We have also set up vocational training institutes and have been extending financial help to the needy. — TNS



Solar plant inaugurated at GMSSS-42
Tribune News Service

Chandigarh, July 23
A 50 kwp grid interactive rooftop Solar Photovoltaic Power Plant was inaugurated at Government Model Senior Secondary School, Sector 46, by KK Sharma, Adviser to the UT Administrator, on the occasion of 'Eco Club Day' today.

A ceremonial function on behalf of Forest And Wildlife Department was organised on the school premises.

The function was attended by DK Tiwari, IAS, Secretary Environment and Forests, RP Upadhayaya, IPS, IGP, Santosh Kumar, IFS, Conservator of Forests and Dir (S&T), Kuldeep, DCF, and other senior officers of the administration also attended the function by planting saplings.

"There is a need to come forward and experience new things, so that it can be told to others. The students and teachers should take active part in plantation to make the place more clean and green," said Sharma. 



Varsity all set to hike fine amount
Amit Sharma
Tribune News Service

Chandigarh, July 23
With an aim to ensure discipline among the hostel residents, Panjab University (PU) is all set to hike the amount of fine imposed on the hostel residents for breaking rules.

Any student found in possession of any weapon will be fined Rs 2,000 which was earlier Rs 1,000; meanwhile, the girls making late entry to the hostel between 10.30 pm to 11 pm will be fined Rs 250 was earlier Rs 100.

The university is also going to introduce a fine of Rs 500 on the hostel residents who shift their rooms within the hostel without the permission of the hostel warden. The hostel residents if fails to vacate the hostel within three day after their examination then their room will be locked and they will be fined minimum Rs 1,000 in addition to the daily charges of room till the time the student vacates the room.

The PU has also proposed to hike the fine for keeping any electrical appliances in the hostel rooms from Rs 250 to Rs 500. “Residents are not permitted to use any kind of electrical appliance, including electric rods, iron and table fans and on being caught their appliance is confiscated and they are fined,” said an official.

The university has also decided that the hostel resident, who is a defaulter or have any record of misconduct in the university hostel, will not be eligible for food subsidy, financial assistance or scholarships.

The proposed hike in the fines to be charged from the hostel students and amendments in the hostel rules will be tabled before the syndicate in its meeting to be held on July 27.

The university is also going to hikes various other hostel fines. There are total 17 boys and girls hostels with a capacity to accommodate around 6,500 students. 



Students take part in orientation programme
Tribune News Service

Students being demonstrated the damage caused by alcohol at the PGI workshop in Chandigarh on Tuesday.
Students being demonstrated the damage caused by alcohol at the PGI workshop in Chandigarh on Tuesday. Tribune Photo: Manoj Mahajan

Chandigarh, July 23
Orientation programme for first year students of different streams was organised today at the Post Graduate Government College for Girls, Sector 42, Chandigarh. Over 1,000 students participated in the program.

Mani Bedi, principal of the college, addressed the students and motivated them to achieve an all-round excellence. Bedi elaborated that such programmes would go a long way in understanding the academic environment and facilities available in the college.



36 vehicles on Panjab University authorities’ radar
Amit Sharma
Tribune News Service

Chandigarh, July 23
Alarmed by the clash between supporters of different parties earlier this month at the help desks on the campus which left two injured, the Panjab University (PU) authorities have prepared a list of suspicious vehicles on the campus, which would be under scanner by the university security.

List of 36 vehicles with their registration number, type of vehicle and the student party they belong to, have been prepared. It has been sent to the Chandigarh police to keep a close vigil around the elections.

The PU’s security wing has prepared a list of vehicles owned by the supporters of various parties, which are being used on campus for various activities.

“A close watch on the vehicles was kept for over a month before the list was prepared,” said a university official.

The stickers of the student parties have been pasted on the vehicles to show the strength among the students on the campus.

Officials said the security at the entry gates of the university has been provided with the list of the vehicles, which would be thoroughly checked every time they enter the university campus.

The list includes vehicles owned by National Students Union of India (NSUI) supporters, eight vehicles each of Student Organisation of Panjab University (SOPU) and Student Organsiation of India (SOI) party, five vehicles of Akhil Bharatiya Vidyarthi Parishad (ABVP) and four of Hindustan Student Association (HSA).

The list has been sent to the SHO of Sector 11 police station. “The make (model) of the vehicle have also been mentioned in the list so that the vehicles can be easily identified,” said an official.

Interestingly, majority of the vehicles are registered in Punjab and only few in Chandigarh.

The police officials said that these vehicles would be checked anytime on the campus till the elections get over. 



Eco Club Day celebrated

Chandigarh: Government Model High School, Sector 38 West, celebrated Eco Club Day with the inauguration of Eco Club Avni on Tuesday. It was inaugurated by Deputy Director (schools) Chanchal Singh. The Deputy Director along with school headmistress, teachers and students planted saplings to mark the occasion. A cultural program was also organised by the teachers of the school.

Inter-class powerpoint presentation competition

Bhavan Vidyalaya School organised an inter-class powerpoint presentation competition for the students of classes VIII and IX. The topics for the competition were "Global Warming" and "Save Water Save Life" for Class VIII) and "Child Labour" and "e-Commerce" for class IX. Each section was represented by two students. Rudhir of Class VIII C and Simran of Class IX C won the competition while Nandini of VIII D and Tanmaey of IX B secured second place. Kushal of VIII B and Vastavikta secured third place. The consolation prize was awarded to Ayushi of IX A and Shrey of IX D.

Van Mahotsva celebrated

Van Mahotsva was celebrated with great fervour and enthusiasm on the premises of St Joseph 's Senior Secondary School, Sector 44. The gardening club and the eco club students of classes IX and 1X marked the occasion by performing 'bhoomi pujan'. Poster-making and declamation competition was organised at MDAV School. Students of different classes took part in various activities.—TNS



Students made aware of ill-effects of unhealthy lifestyle at PGI
Tribune News Service

Chandigarh, July 23
Department of Anatomy, PGI, organised the 6th IJ Dewan Memorial Educational Workshop on “Organs Talk: Time to take prevention” for school children at the Zakir Hall today.

The workshop was inaugurated by Prof Y K Chawla, Director, PGI.

Over 300 students from DPS, Sacred Heart, St Xavier, Chandigarh, and Sewa Smiti Little Angel Convent School, Ambala, got an opportunity to see the ill-effects of unhealthy life style like smoking, drinking alcohol, driving without helmet, consuming junk food and excessive use of cell phones on human body organs through posters and demonstrations.

Actual specimens of normal and diseased organs like cirrhotic liver, smoker's lungs, lungs affected by cancer and fatty heart were placed on display at the workshop. The main aim of this workshop was to educate the young children about benefits of healthy living to enable them to realise the futility of erratic lifestyle, which leads to an irreversible ordeal of diseases.

A booklet on healthy lifestyle was released on the occasion and was distributed among the children. Dr Chawla encouraged school children to take preventive steps towards healthy life. 



Entrance test for MPhil on August 6

Chandigarh: Panjab University (PU) has issued revised schedule for submitting applications for the MPhil (Sri Guru Granth Sahib Studies) course at the School of Punjabi Studies. Applications have been re-invited till August 2 in the office of Department of Punjabi on the prescribed proforma for the MPhil course.

Students having 50 per cent marks at post graduation level in any subject/stream from any faculty are eligible to apply without any fees. The forms are available on PU’s website. The entrance test for admission to MPhil (SGGSS) course will be conducted on August 6. The entrance test will be based on the basic concepts and themes in the subjects of religion, philosophy and Sri Guru Granth Sahib Studies. There will be two papers objective and subjective type of one hour and two hour duration respectively in the English and Punjabi medium.

Interview for admission to diploma in Forensic Science and Criminology on July 30

The interview for admission to Diploma in Forensic Science and Criminology will be conducted on July 30 at the Department of Anthropology, PU. Candidates will have to bring the original certificates at the time of interview.—TNS 



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