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Posted at: Feb 3, 2018, 2:14 AM; last updated: Feb 3, 2018, 2:14 AM (IST)COLLEGE NOTES

Cultural fest begins at CGC

Chandigarh: Parivartan - 2018, the 12th national techno-cultural fest of the Chandigarh Group of Colleges (CGC), Landran, commenced here on Friday. The fest will feature various competitions in technical, non-technical and cultural categories. A fashion show on the fest's theme was the main attraction on Day 1. Rock Band Astitva enthralled audience with their performance. CGC students along with those from all participating educational institutions also took an oath to stay away from drugs and substance abuse. Outstanding alumni of the institution was also felicitated on the occasion in addition to CGC's student achievers and NCC cadets. Satnam Singh Sandhu, chairman, CGC Landran, said, “Parivartan seeks to infuse a sense of responsibility among students to become harbingers of positive social change. Such events encourage them to channelise their energies and hone their skills.”

Course on research methodology

Chandigarh: A short-term course on research methodology was inaugurated at the UGC Human Resource Development Centre, Panjab University, Chandigarh. As many as 52 participants from colleges and universities from Punjab, Haryana and Himachal Pradesh registered for the course. Professor Emeritus Gopal Krishan from the Department of Geography, PU, highlighted the specificities and generalities in the research methods of myriad disciplines of social sciences, sciences and languages. Prof Karamjeet Singh, director, UGC Human Resource Development Centre, PU, welcomed the participants and outlined the features and design of the programme.

Lecture on GATE organised

Chandigarh: The Department of Computer Science and Engineering, University Institute of Engineering and Technology (UIET), Panjab University (PU), organised a lecture on motivation for Graduate Aptitude Test in Engineering (GATE) under TEQIP-III for the third-year and final-year students. Dr Harish Kumar apprised the participants about the importance of GATE. Vikram Singh, GATE Revolution, delivered an inspirational talk about different ways of studying for GATE and tricks to crack the GATE exam. Singh advised the participants to practice as much as possible.

Health camp for mess workers 

Chandigarh: The Centre for Public Health organised a health check-up camp for mess and canteen workers of boys' hostel no. 5. The camp included a health talk by Dr Naveen Kumar on the issue of personal hygiene, cleanliness, hand-washing technique and best practices to maintain hygiene in kitchen area. Dean Students Welfare Prof Emaual Nahar inaugurated the health camp. He highlighted the need to keep the kitchen and residential area neat and clean. Hostel warden Dr Parveen Kumar said over 35 workers are benefited by this camp. Mess and canteen workers showed enthusiasm and got their health check-up done. Workers were also informed about various health insurance which they can avail.

Special lecture on memory held

Chandigarh: The ICSSR North-Western Regional Centre in collaboration with the Department of Psychology, Panjab University, and LM Thapar School of Management, Punjab, organised a special lecture on  "Frontier Areas of Memory Research: Working Memory Across the Adult Lifespan" by Dr Robert H Logie, Professor of Human Cognitive Neuroscience, University of  Edinburg, UK. Dr Logie spoke about memory structure. He said debate drive science. Debate can self-perpetuate without advancing knowledge. He spoke about different approaches to understand working memory and described a current project which has thrown a new light on working memory capacity and processing.

Entrance test date rescheduled

Chandigarh: Panjab University has rescheduled the date of entrance test for BA, BCom, LLB (Hons.) five-year integrated courses (2018) from April 15 to June 7.

Principal-cum-HoD appointed

Chandigarh: The Administration has assigned the charge of the post of Principal-cum- Head of Department, Government College of Art, Chandigarh, to Navjot Kaur, Director, Public Relations, in addition to her own duties, relieving Rajesh Kumar Sharma of the charge of Principal and Rubinderjit Singh Brar, of the charge of HoD, Government College of Art.

Nursing conference at RBU

Mohali: ‘Healthclave 2018’, the first international conference on technological impact on epidemiology and healthcare, organised by the Rayat Bahra College of Nursing (RBCN) kicked off at the Rayat Bahra University (RBU) on Friday. Dr Rathi Balachandran, assistant director-general of Nursing, Union Ministry of Health & Family Welfare, who inaugurated the two-day conference, underlined the impact of technology on epidemiology and healthcare. Dr Amarjeet Singh, Professor and Head, Community Medicine, PGI, Chandigarh, spoke about technological advances during the 21st century that have led to unparalleled improvements in comfort, productivity and lifespan of human beings. Gurvinder Singh Bahra, chairman of the Rayat-Bahra Group of Institutions, said it was a matter of pride for the Rayat-Bahra University to host this international conference on technological impact on epidemiology and healthcare. TNS


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