Panjab University Campus Round-Up


Chandigarh, July 10, 2019: The Department of Geography, Panjab University, Chandigarh has been awarded a prestigious collaborative research project tilted “Capacity Building for Policy and Planning in Kenya, Tanzania and India: A Focus on Food Systems and Urban Growth Management” under the Canadian Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Scholarships Program. The project carries an award of CAN $298,000 (more than Rs. 1.5 crore). The project is in partnership with the University of Fraser Valley Abbotsford Canada, University of Nairobi, Kenya and Ardhi University, Dar es Salaam, Tanzania. Under this project, 4 students from the Department of Geography will visit Canada for 3 months each over 2 years starting from September 2019 until Summer 2021 and their visit and stay will be fully funded under the project. The Coordinator of the project is Prof. Dhian Kaur of Department of Geography. Dr. Simrat Kahlon, Chairperson of the Department is also involved in the project.
The Department of Life Long Learning & Extension is celebrating World Population Day on 11th July, 2019 in Government Senior Secondary School, Sector-15, Chandigarh near Gurdwara by organizing painting competition for school students from 8:30 am onwards in collaboration with Inner Wheel club, Chandigarh midtown. There will be a talk on the theme of "Population Growth and Environment" by Mrs. Renu Gandhi, Assistant Professor, (Selection Grade), Department of Life Long Learning & Extension, PU for teachers and students.
University Institute of Hotel and Tourism Management (UIHTM), Panjab University, Chandigarh started induction programme for newly admitted students of Bachelor of Hotel Management and Catering Technology (BHMCT) 1st Semester and Bachelor of Tourism and Travel Management (BTTM)1st semester students on 9th July 2019.
On second day, Major Daksh Nakra (Head - Northern India, Bird Academy), told students about the latest trends and growth taking place in the aviation sector. He informed students about the increase in the number of functional airports in India and thus increased skilled manpower requirement in the same sector. Later Students got a chance to interact with Mr. Anmol Luthra ( Head- Sales, Park Plaza, Zirakpur) and Ms. Nancy (HR Manager, Park Plaza, Zirakpur) where new students got to know about the industrial expectations and the critical areas where students should work hard in their respective areas of interest. Post Lunch Mr. Arvind Verma (Head of Department, Dr. Ambedkar IHM, Chandigarh), told students about the growth aspects of the hotel industry and sencond day was concluded with the lecture delivered by Mr. Pankaj Jasrotia (Principal, AlHMCA, New Chandigarh) about the Requisites to become a chef.

Wednesday, July 10, 2019