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Thursday, 3 September 2020

4 doctors bring laurels to UHS

Rohtak: Three faculty members and a resident doctor of the Department of Gynaecology and Obstetrics at Pt Bhagwat Dayal Sharma University of Health Sciences (UHS) here bagged prizes at a virtual conference on 'Controversial Gynaecological Issues' organised by the Mumbai Obstetrics and Gynaecology Society recently. As per an official statement issued on Tuesday, UHS faculty members Dr Meenakshi Chauhan, Dr Vani Malhotra and Dr Sarika Gautam won the first prize for their research-papers in various categories, while Dr Kavita Mehta, a resident doctor, won the second prize for her paper. UHS Vice-Chancellor Prof (Dr) OP Kalra, Registrar Dr HK Aggarwal and PGIMS Director Dr Rohtas K Yadav congratulated the faculty members and resident doctor for bringing laurels to the university.

GJUST organises webinar

Hisar: Department of Communication Management and Technology, Guru Jambheshwar University of Science and Technology here organised a webinar. Dr Amit Sangwan, Media Educator from Ch Devi Lal University, Sirsa, was the resource person at the webinar. Dr Sangwan said digitalisation was the need of the hour and teachers must adopt latest technologies and softwares to enhance teaching and learning process. He said Open Broadcaster Software and YouTube channels play an important role in providing qualitative education to students in the era of pandemic. Dr Sangwan said education sector was experiencing one of the biggest shifts during the last five months. "Physical classrooms are converted into virtual classrooms. Seminars and workshops are nowadays shifted to webinars and learning from home has become a fashion and necessary," said Dr Sangwan. He said digital divide between the haves and have nots and lack of common syllabi were big challenges for online mode or virtual classes.

MDU practical exams begin

Rohtak: Maharshi Dayanand University (MDU) has started practical examinations of UG/PG/Engineering/BEd and other programmes from September 1 to September 10 for the final semester. BS Sindhu, Controller of Examinations, MDU, said the practical examinations would be conducted in both online and offline modes at their respective departments. The necessary guidelines and the SOP issued by the Ministry of Home Affairs regarding Covid would be followed, he said. The practical exams of students, who are re-appearing, will be conducted in their respective colleges.

Military training missing in NEP

Kurukshetra: The Internal Quality Assurance Cell (IQAC) of Markanda National College, Shahabad, Markanda, organised a faculty development programme on 'New Education Policy (NEP) : Opportunities and Challenges'. The speakers comprised eminent scientist and educationist Prof Kuldip Singh Dhindsa (retd) of Haryana Agricultural University, Hisar, and Prof Rajneesh Arora, director, regional campus, The English and Foreign Languages University, Lucknow. Dhindsa emphasised the importance of compulsory military training for the youth, to inculcate moral values in them, which is missing in the NEP. He proposed two litmus tests for the success of the NEP, firstly, the demand of coaching centres should decrease drastically, and secondly, skilled manpower should be inducted at better places to reduce the unemployment graph of the country. Arora said the NEP was a result of the concerted efforts of the education experts. Principal Ashok Kumar chaired the session. Sunita Pahwa, Principal, Arya Kanya Mahavidyalya, Shahabad, Markanda, was the guest of honor.

AESL distributes face masks

Karnal: Aakash Educational Services Ltd (AESL) distributed 1,350 face masks among the citizens of Kaithal. The number was equal to students who scored 90 per cent and above in the CBSE Class X and XII examinations from Haryana, Punjab and Himachal Pradesh, the results of which were announced last month. Out of 1,350 students, 60 were from Kaithal branch. Sanjay Kumar, SDM, along with senior officials from AESL's Kaithal branch, distributed the masks. Aakash Chaudhry, director and CEO, Aakash Educational Services Limited (AESL), said the initiative aimed at helping people to strengthen their fight against Covid.

Patent granted to Hisar varsity

Hisar: Chaudhary Charan Singh Haryana Agricultural University (HAU) here has been granted the patent for its technology design and development of pricking machine. RK Jhorar, Dean, College of Agricultural Engineering and Technology, said the machine was designed under the leadership of Prof Mukesh Kumar Garg and Dinesh Malik, student of the department of processing and food engineering of the college. He said the patent was applied for this machine in 2009. The machine got the patent for 20 years. Samar Singh, Vice-Chancellor praised the scientists on the achievement. Director of Research, SK Sehrawat, said the purpose of the machine was to prick aonla fruits. Pricking is an essential operation for the preparation of aonla 'murabba'. He further added that aonla or Indian gooseberry (Emblica officinalis) is highly nutritive and one of the richest source of vitamin C among fruits. It also contains proteins and is a rich source of calcium, phosphorous and iron.

from The Tribune

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