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Posted at: Jun 2, 2015, 2:08 AM; last updated: Jun 2, 2015, 2:01 AM (IST)PU AND COLLEGE NOTES

PU to honour actress Baljinder Kaur

The Panjab University Alumni Association would honour PU alumna and noted film actress Baljinder Kaur at the PU Golden Jubilee Hall on June 2. She would be honoured at the Scholarship Award function and the Annual General Body Meeting of the PU Alumni Association. Baljinder Kaur has recently received the Best Supporting Actress Awards at the 62nd National Film Awards from President of India Pranab Mukherjee. She received Rajat Kamal and Rs 50,000 for her role in Haryanavi Film “Pagdi the Honour”. She was the awarded for an expressive performance as a gritty rustic woman who struggles as a wife and a mother to keep her family intact in a society obsessed with patriarchal honour.

Project “Amal-Vari” to be launched on June 4

On the eve of World Environmental Day, Enactus Dr SS Bhatnagar UICET, Panjab University, would launch its project, “Amal-Vari”, on June 4 at the PU. The project, “Amal-Vari”, envisions empowering society with clean and affordable drinking water solution. The launching function will be held at the Vice-Chancellor Committee Room at the Vice-Chancellor’s office on June 4 at 11 AM. This project is aimed at benefiting the potters community and the poor communities. “Amal-Vari” will offer to achieve the elusive and expensive goal of clean and affordable drinking water by using ultra low cost filters. It would use clay instead of plastic, avoiding leaching of hazardous chemicals from plastic to drinking water during storage. The potters community is facing the wrath of modernisation and poor communities have to bear the drudgery of sustaining on unclean water in disguise.

Results announced

Panjab University has announced the results of BArchitecture, ninth semester, MTech (instrumentation), third semester, MPhil English, first semester and BE (Bio-Tech), fifth semester. The detailed results would be available on the PU website, http://results.puchd.ac.in/.

MDS seats filled at dental institute

All seats of the Master of Dental Surgery (MDS) at the Dr HS Judge Dental Institute, Panjab University (PU), Sector 25, PU Campus, got filled on Monday in the first counselling for the course. From this session only, the PU has started MDS course with 14 seats in five specialties in “Conservative Dentistry & Endodontics”, “Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery”, “Orthodontics and Dentofacial Orthopedics”, “Periodontics” and “Prosthodontics and Crown & Bridge”. Principal of the Dental Institute Dr Ashish Jain said the dental institute received a tremendous response for the first batch as more than three times of the applicants applied for the course. All seats also got filled up in the first counselling, which was conducted on Monday at the Golden Jubilee Guest House Seminar Hall, PU Sector 14 Campus, he said. Dr Harvansh Singh Judge Institute of Dental Sciences was established in April 2006 under the aegis of the PU. The institute aims at providing oral health care facilities to the general public and training to the students at both undergraduate and postgraduate levels.

Talk delivered

A talk on “War on Earthquakes: Civil Defense Through Awareness” was delivered by earth scientist Prof Arun Deep Ahluwalia at the rotary international office here on Monday. He emphasised that Panjab University was doing this outreach before World Environment Day as a responsibility towards society and public safety. “The City Beautiful is situated right on the Pinjore-Chandigarh fault that has been active a few centuries back and lessons learnt from nearly 300 shocks in Nepal must not be forgotten,” he said. “He said seismologists have been expecting a massive quake much bigger than Assam, Kangra and Bihar where millions could die if houses are not made safer by use of science & technology and a system is not evolved to fight the calamity on a war-footing similar to civil defense done in the 1962, 1965,1971 wars. We need to create a national mindset to fight a war on earthquake and save lives and buildings by scientific temper and systematic action,” he said. All educational institutes have a big role to play. — TNS

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