Education Notes

NSS camp conducted

NSS camp conducted

Karnal: NSS unit of RKSD College, Kaithal, organised a seven-day special camp at Shergarh village on the theme of ‘Healthy youth, healthy India -- a war against Corona’. A total of 78 volunteers participated in the camp under the guidance of their programme officers Prof Jaibir Dhariwal, Prof Pooja Gupta and Dr SP Verma. The camp was inaugurated by president, Rashtriya Vidya Samiti, Saket Mangal and college principal Sanjay Goyal. Cleaning of the village school campus, village roads, creating awareness on cleanliness and hygiene through rallies in the streets of the village and spreading awareness on Covid vaccination were a few of the activities done during the camp.

‘Farm to uniform’ project

Ambala: “Farm to Uniform”, a first-of-its-kind project, was inaugurated at The SD Vidya School. This is a novel project of the school which has been started in collaboration with Khadi Sadan Ambala. On this occasion, Director Principal of the school, Neelinderjeet Kaur Sandhu, said that the school has a dedicated piece of land which would be used for cotton cultivation. The students will learn the journey of khadi from “Farm to Uniform”. They will learn how cotton balls are cultivated and picked in farms. Then, cotton fibre will be separated by the children with their hands using a fine comb to prepare it for spinning. Four spinning and bobbing machines have been installed in the school. The students will learn about the weaving, dyeing and finishing process of the fabric. The students will be given training on how to stitch uniform from fibre under the Skill Development Programme. The training will be provided under the expertise of Khadi Sadan Ambala.

Faculty development programme

Kurukshetra: Department of Zoology in collaboration with Faculty Development Centre, Kurukshetra University, Kurukshetra, started a week-long faculty development programme on “winter school in life sciences”. The inauguration of the programme was held via Google Meet. Prof Som Nath Sachdeva, Vice-Chancellor, KUK, was the chief guest of the function. The VC said that 21st century is the era of biological sciences and a lot of advancement has been made in different branches of life sciences during the past few decades for the development of new and more efficient ways to maintain and enhance sustainable development. Professor Tejinder Sharma, coordinator of faculty development centre, welcomed all the guests and participants.

Workshop organised

Kurukshetra: Indira Gandhi National College, Ladwa (Dhanora), organised a one-day workshop for its faculty members on annual quality assurance report and self-study report in collaboration with SD College, Ambala Cantonment. The programme was organised under UGC Paramarsh scheme. Dr Amandeep Mehta shared her views on the requisite data and information of both criteria.

3 KU professors awarded

Kurukshetra: Dr Maha Singh Poonia, associate professor, Dept of Hindi, IIHS, Dr Dinesh Dhadichi, retd professor, dept of English, and Dr Lal Chand Gupt Mangal , retired Dean and professor of Hindi, have been awarded under Sahitya Samman Yojna by Haryana Sahitya Academy. Vice-Chancellor of Kurukshetra University, Prof Somnath Sachdeva, congratulated them for their achievement. He said that it is a matter of pride for the university that the university teachers are included in the list of awardees. The Registrar of Kurukshetra University, Dr Sanjeev Sharma, has also congratulated the three awardees. Dr Mahasingh Poonia has been selected for the Janakavi Meher Singh Award for 2017, Professor Dinesh Dadhichi has been selected for 2017 under Babu Balamukund Gupta Samman. Professor Lal Chand Gupta Mangal has been selected for Pandit Madhav Prasad Mishra Award for 2019.

CUH to hold online convocation

Mahendragarh: Central University of Haryana (CUH) will hold its seventh convocation online on February 27. A total of 757 students and scholars will be awarded degrees of various courses at the convocation. Among them, 14 scholars will get degree of PhD, eight students of MPhil, 573 of post-graduate and 107 students of UG courses, said Vice-Chancellor Prof RC Kuhad. He said that online convocation was being held in view of the Covid pandemic.

2 selected in e-campus placement

Hisar: Two students of Haryana School of Business have been selected in the e-campus placement drive of Delhi-based Kotak Life Insurance Company. It was conducted by training and placement cell, Guru Jambheshwar University of Science and Technology, Hisar. Prof Tankeshwar Kumar, Vice-Chancellor, and Dr Avnesh Verma, Registrar, congratulated the selected students. Pratap Singh, Director Placement, said that Nishtha Sharma, HR Head from the company, conducted the whole drive in which 38 students of MBA participated. After pre-placement talk was given by officials, online test and personal interviews were conducted. Simran and Inderjeet from MBA 2021 batch have been selected for the position of management trainee in the company.

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