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PU ALUMNI ASSOCIATION TO PROMOTE AND ENHANCE RESEARCH WORK

March 20, 2020 06:27 PM

Chandigarh (Face2News)

Panjab University Alumni Association has taken many initiatives to promote and enhance research work in the university and one of them is the PU Alumni Association Research Grant. Every year the department contributes some part of the student fees collected from the University and its affiliated colleges to support the grant. As per the guidelines set by the Syndicate 20% of the total collection must be utilized for the same in light of which the Panjab University Alumni Association gives out cash prizes to the toppers as well as some selected research papers every year. The following are the research projects which were selected for the 2019 research grant. 

The first selected project is titled Correlation between the financial literacy and the power of decision making- A study of families in Punjab by Dr.PunamAggarwal(HOD, BCA Dept. GCG Sector 42, Chandigarh). The paper discusses the importance of financial education and awareness which enables consumers take informed decision regarding financial products and how it is crucial for both emerging and developed economies.

Talking about the factors which influence the financial literacy among individuals, Dr.Punam prominently talks of ‘gender’ as one factor. Considering women as comparatively financially illiterate as compared to men, the paper investigates various aspects which influence financial knowledge amongst men and women. The second project was conducted by Dr.Kawalpreet Kaur (Dpt. Of Botany SGGS College, Chandigarh) titled Effects of Polyamines on Growth Patterns, Pigments and its Effects on Expression of nutraceutically important phycocyanin Gene of Spirulinaplatensis.The paper begins with an introduction about Spirulinaplatensis,a spirally coiled, filamentous blue green algaeand goes on to establish its nutritional and pharmacological properties in addition to its anti-viral, anti-cancer and anti-inflammatory effects.

As a result of its health benefits there has been a regular demand to market these microalgae to the public as multi-nutrient supplement. The study aims at exploring the effect of polyamines (putrescine, spermidine and spermine) as growth facilitator. It proposes to evaluate the effect of varying concentration of polyamines on the growth and phycocyanin status of Spirulinaso as to delineate its total productivity and its effect at gene level expression of phycocyanin production to enhanced nutraceutical value.

The Third project selected belonged to Dr.Ritu Dang (Assistant Professor BCM College of Education, Ludhiana) titled Adoption of Government School to develop environmental attitude of students to sustain environment by implementing environmental education programme.Dr. Dang alarmingly talks about the depleting state of our environment and stresses the need for environmental education through various programmes. Environmental education emphasises the critical and creative thinking skills to develop responsible and active citizens who can work individually and cooperatively to improve and protect the environment. In lieu of this the study is an attempt to balance nature and develop environmental attitude of school students towards environment.

It researches how societal-individual linkage can be improved by enriching biodiversity through school and how Environmental Education Programme (EEP) helps to improve environmental attitude.

The fourth project conducted by Dr. (Mrs.) Pooja Prashar (HOD, Dept of History Dev Samaj College for Women, Punjab) titled Oral History on Partition Effects on Ferozepur: A comparative study was chosen for the grant. As the title indicates, the paper talks about Ferozepur and its economic and military importance. Its strategic position in the northwest has resulted in it being a part of many military expeditions as a result of which the city has a rich historical past. However that history has not been preserved judiciously. Therefore the study aims to make digital records of the losing past and to understand how history impacted the lives of its individuals and communities. 

Last but not the least, the final research project was conducted by Ms.Satinderpal Kaur (HOD, Dept of Mathematics) &Ms.RuchiKalra (HOD, Dept. Of Home Science) Guru Nank College for Girls, Sri Muktsar Sahib titled Developing learner centric environment in teaching of mathematics and home science. The paper seeks to scrutinize how learners and students are bombarded with information from varying sources such as internet and modern technology. As a result it becomes difficult for teachers to hold learner’s attention in the classroom. Therefore it becomes important to enrich the classroom environment to fulfil learner's curiosity and need. To achieve the same the paper creates challenges for learners in terms of understanding and thinking. It aims to develop research aptitude among students and suggest teaching practices to improve student’s achievements.  

36 RESEARCH PROPOSALS  RECEIVED THIS YEAR OUT OF THESE, 15 ARE PRESENTLY UNDER CONSIDERATION: As part of its Research Promotion activities, Panjab University Alumni Association contributes a part of the student fees collected from the University and its affiliated colleges to support researches under the PUAA Research Promotion Fund. Under this initiative, research proposals are invited from PU departments and its affiliated colleges. A total of 36 research proposals have been received this year. Out of these, 15 are presently under consideration. 

The first shortlisted research project is titled Exploring relationship between Organisational Citizenship Behaviour and Total Quality Management among teachers of K12 schools of Ludhiana district by Dr. Manu Chadha, Associate Professor (G.H.G. Khalsa Collage of Education Gurusar Sadhar, Ludhiana) 

The project measures the contribution of Organisational Citizenship Behaviour of the teachers of K12 schools which is the willingness of the teachers to contribute their time and energy besides their formal responsibilities on Total Quality Management in these schools. 

The project also describes the process of cultivating Organisational Citizenship Behaviour in the teachers.The second project proposal has been submitted by Dr.Anu H Gupta, Investigator, Assistant Professor(UIFT & VD, Panjab University, Chandigarh) and Dr.Namita Gupta, Co – Investigator, Assistant Professor and Chairperson (Centre for Human Rights and Duties, Panjab University, Chandigarh) titled Conscious Consumerism and Sustainable Fashion: A study of Green Practices followed by Students of Panjab University with regards to Purchase, Consumption and Disposal Pattern of Clothing. This study endeavours to create awareness among the students about the social and environmental impacts of fast fashion. It aims to motivate the students to follow sustainable practices like refashioning, repeating, repurposing and recycling of articles of clothing.

The Third project has been submitted by Prof. Sonal Chawla ,Professor and Dr.Supreetkaur Mann, Asst. Prof. (DCSA, Panjab University, Chandigarh), titled Proposal for E-Rickshaw Recommender System (ERRS) Framework for Panjab University Students.The objective of the project is to design, develop and implement an efficient environment friendly ERRS for passengers that recommends stop points with vehicle finding potential. It shall also recommend optimized routes and reduce waiting time.The fourth project submitted by Dr.Prabhdip Brar, HOD (University Institute of Fashion Technology & Vocational Development, Panjab University Chandigarh)titled Proposal for a shop for- A Design outlet at Panjab University proposes, as the title suggests, to set up a shop, where the students will not only produce new products but also manage the processes by which the products are produced and sold. The fifth project from Dr Tirthankar Bhattacharya, Chairperson and Dr. Jagtej Kaur Grewal, Associate Professor (Department of Art History & Visual Arts, Panjab University, Chandigarh), titled To initiate an Art Boutique.It is proposed that a Panjab University in house memorabilia Souvenir shop should be opened at the student’s centre premises. It will showcase gift items designed specifically highlighting the heritage of the University. No GST will be included in the price. The sixth project submitted by Dr.Sunaina, Assistant Professor of Law (PU SSG RC, Hoshiarpur) is titled Social integration of transgender persons in India through the prism of legislature and judiciary: A socio-legal study with special reference to Chandigarh.

Dr Sunaina raises the question that despite recognising fundamental rights of transgender persons, various legislations and a high literacy rate in Chandigarh why the transgender persons still have to face trauma in society. This research aims to bring a gradual change in the outlook of society towards the third gender community. The Seventh project is by Dr.Ritu Pradhan (Government Home Science College, Sector 10, Chandigarh). It is titled Development, Organoleptic Evaluation, Nutritional Contribution, Biochemical Estimation and Promotion of recipes using Sorghum for Celiac Disease Patients and normal healthy individuals. The aim of the present project is to evolve recipes out of Sorghum/Sorghum flour for daily consumption of celiac disease patients and to promote use of Sorghum for healthy individuals.

The Eighth research proposal is by Dr.Jayanti Dutta (UGC-Human Resource Development, CenterPanjab University). The project is titled Efficacy of Quality Circles in providing support for Evidence-based Decision making and problem solving in Panjab University, Chandigarh.The QC research aims to produce more facilitation for teaching and academic activities in the university. It aims at improving and sustaining the quality and good health of the institute.The Ninth project proposal is titled Augmentation of antioxidant and free radical scavenging potential of Mentha species using abiotic stress. It is by Dr.Shikha Jain, G.H.G. Khalsa Collage, GurusarSadhar, Ludhiana.

As the title suggests, it aims at augmenting the antioxidant potential of Mentha species for providing an effective low cost source of natural antioxidant for medicinal and nutraceutical purposes. This project will generate useful information regarding the quality and quantity of abiotic stress to optimize production of antioxidants. The Tenth project by Dr. Rajiv Kumar, Associate Professor (Department of Physics (G.G.D.S.D. College, Hoshiarpur) is titled Natural Gum based Gel Biopolymer Electrolytes for sustainable Energy Sources. Dr. Kumar stresses that Biopolymer electrolytes have enormous potential applications in energy conversion and storage devices. It consists of natural gums which are biodegradable and eco-friendly.

Hence it will be used in storage devices such as super capacitors, fuel cells, solar cells, batteries etc. The next project is proposed by Dr.SupriyaVaid and Dr.Anu Sharma of Goswami Ganesh DuttaSanatan Dharma College, Sector 32-C Chandigarh. It is titled Evaluation of anti-microbial, anti-fungal and anti-oxidant properties & identification of the phenolic and Flavonoid Compounds of some selected underutilized plants present in Chandigarh.

It proposes the efficient utilization of underutilized crops like yams, millets, tropical fruits and vegetables which can serve as best sources of antioxidants, natural antibiotics and natural preservatives. The Twelfth project proposal has been submitted by Dr.Shuchi Gupta and Dr.Preetika Sharma from UIET, PU, Chandigarh. Their project is titled DFT studies on 2D materials for future technologies enabling clean and green environment. They plan to use2D materials to improve the performance of a transistor. These materials can overcome requirements that need to be met for reaching out the future market demand in technology. The next project has been submitted by Dr.Preeti Aggarwal, Assistant Professor Dept. of Computer Science & Engineering,(UIET), PU, Chandigarh.

It is titled Development of Computer Vision Based Deep Learning Model for Orchid Biodiversity Assessment In Simla and Adjoining Hills. It aims to identify the orchid species collected from different natural habitats in India with precision due to automated method for recognition of orchids. This will help the government to plan better utilization of this natural resource. The next project is by Dr.Sanjeev Gautam, SSB UICET, PU, Chandigarh.

It is titled Vanadium doped spinel nanoferrite as an efficient and magnetically recoverable catalyst for Oxidative degradation in wastewater. This study is based on environmental protection by the degradation of toxic waste materials/dyes which are accumulating in the environment.

It aims at removal of such pollutants from water before it GETS RELEASED IN TO THE ENVIRONMENT. THE FIFTEENTH PROJECT IS BY DR.SANGEETA PILKHWAL SAH ASSISTANT PROFESSOR (UNIVERSITY INSTITUTE OF PHARMACEUTICAL SCIENCES, PU, CHANDIGARH). IT IS TITLED INSILICOIDENTIFICATION AND PHARMACOLOGICAL VALIDATION OF IKKΒ/NF-KB PATHWAY INHIBITORS AS NOVEL PROBES FOR CARDIOMETABOLIC SYNDROME AND ASSOCIATED ENDOTHELIAL DYSFUNCTION.IN THIS STUDY IKKΒ/NF-KB WOULD BE IDENTIFIED FROM CHEMICAL DATABASE BASED ON DOCKING AND PREADMET STUDIES WHICH WILL DECREASE THE RATE OF FAILURE AND REDUCE THE COST OF DRUG RECOVERY. THIS PROPOSAL AIMS TO GIVE FAST DELIVERABLES IN THE FORM OF POTENT MOLECULE FOR CARDIOMETABOLIC SYNDROME AND RELATED VASCULAR COMPLICATIONS, WHICH CAN BE TRANSLATED INTO SUITABLE DOSAGE FORMS FOR CLINICAL STUDIES.
PUAA FEELS PROUD OF ITS RESEARCHERS AND WILL CONTINUE TO ENCOURAGE, EVALUATE AND FUND RESEARCH. 
FOR FURTHER ENQUIRES, CONTACT:
PROF. DEEPTI GUPTA, DEAN, ALUMNI RELATIONS: 9815602090

 

 

 


MET-2020 EXAMINATION FOR ADMISSION TO MBA (SECTORAL) PROGRAMMES FOR THE SESSION 2020-21 RESCHEDULED 
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University Institute of Applied and Management Sciences, Panjab University has rescheduled the dates of MET-2020 examination for admission to MBA (sectoral) programmes for the session 2020-21. Rescheduled dates are available on MET website http://met.puchd.ac.in
The below is the important dates (revised):
1. Last date for submission of information on the website to generate the Fee Challan: March 30, 2020 (Monday)
2. Date of Holding of Entrance Test: April 25, 2020
For detail of important dates and Prospectus, visit MET website http://met.puchd.ac.in

 

 

 

PU NSS VOLUNTEER FOR "BREAK THE COVID CHAIN" 
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While Panjab University is on COVID break, Ritika Verma, NSS Volunteer from Department of Anthropology took the initiative to sensitize her village people for on going Coronavirus. Her 'COVID Mukhat Abhiyan' with the help of Health Center Staff in Mohali push forward the NSS moto NOT ME, BUT YOU at this crucial stage. She has been spreading the awareness on COVID since PU announced to close the on going classes to follow-up the administration notice. 
She has been telling people about the COVID symptoms like Cold, Cough, Fever converting into joint pain and uneasy to sustain and breathing problem for COVID. To control this epidemic she is suggesting to take preventive measures like frequent hand wash for at least 20seconds covering full hand, covering mouth in arms instead of hand while coughing and sneezing, use of sanitizer if water is not available, avoid to touch eyes, nose and mouth, distance themselves from social and mass gatherings as much as possible, specially for the children and old age people. She is constantly appealing people to follow the government guidelines and take part in "Janta Curfew" proposed by Honorable Prime Minister of India.

 

 

 

 

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