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Science Express to reach city on March 18 Mar 16

“The Science Express”, mounted on a specially designed train will reach the city railway station on March 18.

The train will be at the station till March 20. The 16-coach train has been launched by the department of science and technology, the German Ministry of Higher Education and Research, and Max Planck Society.

The aim is to nurture curiosity among the youth and rekindle their waning interest in science.

The Science Express started on October 2 from Gandhinagar in Gujarat will travel over 56 locations, covering a distance of about 18,000 km in seven months.

The exhibition, with more than 300 large-format visual images, over 150 video clips and multi-media exhibits, deals with cutting-edge research and technology. In the first two phases of the project, the train successfully covered 108 stations.

According to a press release, in the 12 exhibition coaches, most of exhibits have been developed in Germany, while some are indigenous. Through these, the visitors explore wide areas in science in a fascinating manner, the release added.

There is a dedicated coach on “Climate Change - cause, effect and mitigation”, sponsored by HSBC as an initiative of the “Earth Sciences Forum”.

Exhibits on “Energy Conservation” and poster on “Nutrition” are the new attractions in the third phase.

Department of Science and Technology (DST), Government of India, has entrusted Vikram A Sarabhai Community Science Centre (VASCSC), Ahmedabad, for co-ordinating the “Science Express” across India.

Though the exhibition is open to all, it primarily targets high school and college students. It attempts to develop scientific temper among them and encourage them to pursue careers in science.

World Biomedical Laboratory Science Day in Chandigarh Apr 16

To commemorate the World Biomedical Laboratory Science Day today, biomedical laboratory technologists of Chandigarh and its adjoining states organised its Vth Chandigarh Chapter and scientific seminar-cum-CME at PGI here today.

More than 700 delegates attended the conference.

The day has a special significance to provide scientific information and resource in virtually all aspects of laboratory, medicine relevant to patient’s care, health promotion and disease prevention.

Prof KK Talwar, director, PGIMER, inaugurated the function. Dr Raj Bahadur, director, GMCH-32, Chandigarh, Dr MS Bains, director HS&FW, Chandigarh, AR Deshmukh, national president, AIMLTA, Manindra Choudhury, IFBLS council member, were the guests of honour.

Manindra said about the global perspective of accreditation in biomedical laboratory sciences and its momentousness in health care as the International Federation of Biomedical Laboratory Science (IFBLS) observer.

Deshmukh in his presidential address asserted that advances in medicine for the past decade had been due to advances in the biomedical technology services, including diagnostic clinical laboratory.

He also highlighted the present unabated mushrooming of illegal paramedical institutes, who neither have any infrastructure nor any qualified staff.

Under such circumstances it becomes a moral responsibility of the institutes like PGI to assert on the issue.

On this occasion, central executive committee member, Rocky Daniel, said the lab technologists were the backbone of these services, which through their expertise and dedicated work not only assisted physicians but also directly helped to alleviate misery of the suffering mankind.

Asrar-ul-Haq evitalise the grandeur of rich Urdu language Mar 03

“Aei gham-e-dil kya karoon, vaihshte dil kya karoon,” a timeless poetic creation and many more alike established the literary prominence of Urdu poet, Asrar-ul-Haq, better known as Majaz Lukhnavi. In their endeavour to revitalise the grandeur of rich Urdu language the Haryana Urdu Akademy, as part of the crusade, has organised a two-day International seminar on the life and achievements of legendary poet at Haryana Niwas here today.

Dr AR Kidwai, Governor of Haryana, said poet is an omniscient person who represents the ethos of the masses from time to time and Majaz, though a poet of romance and popular among youth, enthused them to join the freedom struggle through his poems on patriotism and love for motherland. It is as such imperative to extol and disseminate the viewpoint of such legends to the coming generation through such seminars, he maintained.

Education minister, Mange Ram Gupta, read out the choicest couplets of Majaz.

Earlier, introducing Majaz, akademy secretary KL Zakir hailed him as John Keats of Urdu poetry who died at 44. Prof Sharib Radaulavi from poet’s native place presented the keynote address while Toronto based Dr Sehba Lukhnavi, niece of Majaz and Dr Liaqat Ali from Canada disclosed that he looked at woman with a different perspective, as a ‘hamsafar’ and yearned for an intelligent, enlightened and equal life partner.

Acclaimed Urdu and Hindi scholars are presenting papers on the myriad traits and literary works of Majaz Lukhnavi.

Hotel Shivalik View to organize three-day travel exhibition Feb 20

India Travel Mart will organise a three-day travel exhibition at Hotel Shivalik View from February 21-23. The exhibition will focus on outbound, inbound and domestic tourism.

Chandigarh Tourism (CITCO) is the state host while there will be about 55 participants from all over the world. Malaysia is the partner country and Uttarakhand is the partner state. Singapore and Jammu and Kashmir will be feature countries and states respectively.

The mart will come up with variety of special and affordable hotel, travel and tour holiday, honeymoon/beach packages and destinations. The main highlight, however, would be pilgrimage, adventure and health tourism across the world.

Punjab University to Organise World Punjabi Conference Feb 19

Panjab University is holding the second World Punjabi Conference on February 24 and 25 for the development of Punjabi language, literature and culture.

Brochure of the conference was released in the senate hall of the university, where some famous personalities were present. The conference will cover a whole range of issues and concerns faced by the Punjabi society.

About 200 delegates from across the world, including England, the USA, Canada, Italy, Germany, Australia, Japan, Pakistan, and various parts of India are expected to attend the conference. The objective of the conference is to develop holistic methods based upon the critical systems available in sciences, social sciences, humanities and literary theory.

Fourth South Asian Universities Youth Festival Feb 12

The youth welfare department, Panjab University, in collaboration with the Association of Indian Universities, New Delhi, will be hosting a five-day 4th South Asian Universities Youth Festival (SAUFEST) from February 12, 2009, on its campus.

Over 175 artists from 22 South Asian Universities from Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Mauritius, Bhutan, Sri Lanka, Maldives and India will be participating in various disciplines during the festival.

The department spokesperson revealed the festival had been dedicated to the theme of promoting international peace and development. The youth festival would promote the active collaboration and mutual assistance among the South Asian countries in educational, social, cultural and economic fields.

The youth festivals are dedicated to the youth, as they symbolise courage, initiatives, exuberance and idealism.

Such festivals instill awareness and respect for our historical and cultural heritage in the youth, thereby inculcating in them a sense of pride and national identity, he added.

Youth cultural troupes from various South Asian countries will be participating, which will help in projecting the composite cultural heritage of the South Asian countries.

Punjab Engineering College in Chandigarh Feb 06

Punjab Engineering College University of Technology, is an engineering institute located in the city of Chandigarh.The institute is well known for its collegial learning environment and its beautiful campus. It offers engineering studies in various disciplines at the bachelors, masters and doctoral levels. Numerous graduates of PEC have worked in the task of nation-building since the Independence of India in 1947.

The institute is the Alma mater of the Space Shuttle Columbia astronaut, the late Kalpana Chawla, North American actor Remi Kaler and the satirist Jaspal Bhatti among many others. PEC celebrated its 50th year of establishment in India in the year 2000. A popular event in the festivities was the millennium function called Mile-nahi-hai-hum (We have not met) organized by the alumni association. In 2004, PEC was given the Deemed University status and it is no longer affiliated with Panjab University Chandigarh.

About Pec

After partition of the country, the Punjab College of Engineering & Technology, Lahore (formerly known as the Maclagan Engineering College) of the pre-partitioned Punjab remained in Pakistan under the name of “East Punjab Engineering College”. From December 1947, it functioned in the premises of the Thomson engineering College, Roorkee now known as Indian Institute of Technology (Roorkee). In 1950, the word “East” was dropped and the college was named as “Punjab Engineering College”. At the end of year 1953, the college shifted to it’s own premises built at Chandigarh and started functioning here from January, 1954. In 1994 this institution was adjudged the best technical college in India by the National Foundation of Engineers. It occupies a 146-acre campus with facilities for all sorts of sports, a gymnasium and swimming pool, playing fields and numerous specialized laboratories and libraries for the various engineering disciplines. Up to 1962, the college comprised of engineering departments of Civil, Electrical and Mechanical Engineering. Thereafter the college expanded & five new departments in the fields of Aeronautical Engineering, Electronics & Electrical Communication Engineering, Metallurgical Engineering, Production Engineering and Computer Science Engineering were added gradually. Recently a new department of Information & Technology has been added. In the year 1957, Highway Engineering was added as the first post-graduate course in the college. Gradually other post-graduate courses were subsequently added. Presently there are eleven post-graduate courses leading to Masters of Engineering degree in Highways, Structures, Hydraulics and Irrigation, Rotodynamic Machines, Electrical Power Systems, Environmental Engineering (Interdisciplinary), Electronics Metallurgical Engineering and C.I.M. Facilities for post-graduate studies exist for regular as well as for part time students .The college has facilities for research work leading to the award of Ph.D. degree in engineering in certain selected fields of different disciplines. The college also offers consultancy services in different disciplines. PEC has been conferred the Deemed University status in 2004. It is currently ranked as the 15th best engineering college in India by India Today Group.


The college is situated in Sector 12 at the north end of Chandigarh. The premises of the college is within a few minutes walk from the Punjab and Haryana Civil Secretariat, the Panjab University, Post graduate Institute Of Medical Education And Research (PGI). The campus is 9 Km from the Chandigarh Railway station and 5 Km from the bus stand situated in sector 17.


The college campus extends over an area of 146 acres of the land situated close to the beautiful Shivalik hills. The campus is divided into various functional zones like hostels, Main College Building, Administration Block, Residential Complex for staff and faculty and a shopping centre. In addition to Lecture theatres, tutorial rooms and drawing halls, the college has an Auditorium, library, computer centre, reading rooms, workshops and well equipped laboratories. The college has spacious playgrounds, tennis courts, squash courts, swimming pool, gymnasium and a students centre. There is a branch of State Bank Of India and a post office in the campus. Adequate Hostel facilities for both boys and girls are available in the campus


  • Bachelor of Engineering courses (8 semesters):
    • Aeronautical Engineering
    • Civil Engineering
    • Computer Science and Engineering
    • Electrical Engineering
    • Electronics and Electrical Communication
    • Mechanical Engineering
    • Metallurgical Engineering
    • Production Engineering
    • Information Technology
  • Master of Engineering courses (4 semesters):
    • Civil Engineering (Highways)
    • Civil Engineering (Irrigation and Hydraulics)
    • Civil Engineering (Structures)
    • Environmental Engineering (Inter-disciplinary)
    • Electrical Engineering (Power Systems)
    • Electronics Product Design & Technology
    • Mechanical Engineering (Rotodynamics)
    • Electronics Engineering
    • Materials and Metallurgy
    • Computer Integrated Manufacturing
  • Part-time Master of Engineering courses (6 semesters) for industry and government sponsored candidates
  • Doctoral Research opportunities available at all departments
  • Other Departments
    • Applied Sciences

Educational Institutions in Chandigarh Feb 04

Chandigarh is known for its quality education. The educational institutions are affiliated to different types of school curricula and universities. Institute of personality & Aptitude testing IPAT GUIDE , (SCO 222-223, Sector 34-A) is the only organisation in Chandigarh , which conducts Aptitude tests of the students to assist them in subject selection in 10+1, Choosing Right Career Options after 10+2. The organization conducts workshops for students, teachers and the parents. The main workshops are on Concentration, Memory, Anger Management, Teaching tolerance and Parenting.

International curriculum (IGCSE / IB)

  • The British School, Panchkula (TBS) (Panchkula)

National curriculum (CBSE - IB)

  • Tribune Model School (Sector-29)
  • St. John’s High School (Sector-26)
  • Kailash Bahl D.A.V Senior Secondary Public School (Sector 7 B Chandigarh)
  • Carmel Convent School (Sector-9),
  • Jawahar Navodaya Vidyalaya (Sec-25 west)
  • Jawahar Navodaya Vidyalaya, Mouli Panchkula (Panchkula)
  • Sacred Heart Senior Secondary School (Sector-26; all girls school)
  • Vivek High School (Sector-38)
  • Bhavan Vidyalaya (Sector-27),
  • Guru Nanak Public School (Sector-36)
  • Gurukul (Panchkula),
  • Chitkara International School (Sector - 25)
  • Mount Carmel School (Sector-47 B)
  • St. Anne’s Convent School (Sector-32)
  • Ryan International School (Sector-49)
  • Shivalik Public School (Sector-41)
  • St. Peters School (Sector -38)
  • Delhi Public School (Sector-40)
  • New Public School (Sector 18)
  • Sanjay Public School (Sector-44)
  • Moti Ram Arya Modern Public School (Sector-27)
  • Ajit Karam Singh International Public School (Sector-41)
  • G.M.S.S. Schools (Sectors-16,22, 36, 37, 40, 46)
  • Shishu Niketan Model Sr. Sec. School (Sector-22), (Sector-43)
  • Andale Public School (Panchkula)
  • Hansraj Public School Sector 6 Panchkula
  • St. Teresa Convent School, Sec 25, Panchkula
  • D.A.V. Public School (Sector 8 C)
  • Bhavan Vidyalaya (Sector-15) Panchkula.

National curriculum (ICSE - IB)

  • Strawberry Fields World School (Sector-26)
  • Yadavindra Public School (Mohali)
  • St. Stephen’s School (Sector-45)
  • St. Xavier’s School (Sector-44)
  • St. Joseph’s High School (Sector-9)
  • St. Kabir Public School(Sector-26)
  • Little Flower Convent School (Panchkula)
  • Tender Heart School (Sector-33)
  • Satluj Public School (Panchkula)
  • Saupins School (Sector-32)

Higher education - colleges and institutions

The colleges in Chandigarh include MCM DAV College for Women Sector 36, DAV College Sector 10, Government College for Girls Sector 11 and 42, Government College for Men Sector 11, Home Science College for Girls Sector 10, Guru Gobind Singh College, SD College, Government Teacher Training College (Chandigarh, India) and Government Teacher Training College. There are model schools set up by the government in various sectors, originally aimed to cater the needs of each sector. It is a major study hub for students all over Punjab, Haryana, Himachal Pradesh, J&K and Uttaranchal, and also for the students from South-East Asia. Chandigarh also houses many prominent institutes of higher learning, such as:

  • Postgraduate Institute of Medical Education & Research
  • GMCH Chandigarh
  • Panjab University
  • Chandigarh College of Engineering and Technology (CCET)
  • Punjab Engineering College
  • University Institute of Engineering and Technology (Panjab University)
  • Chandigarh College of Architecture
  • Department of Chemical Engineering and Technology (Panjab University),
  • University Business School (UBS)

Some other notable institutes include:

  • Institute of Microbial Technology (IMTech),
  • National Institute of Technical Teachers Training and Research (NITTTR)
  • Canadian Institute for International Studies
  • Arena Animation Academy

Also located in neighboring Mohali, Chandigarh College of Education for Women (CCEW), SAS Institute of Information Technology and Research(Mohali), Chandigarh College of Pharmacy (CCP) and Chandigarh College of Hotel Management and Catering Technology (CCHM). The National Institute of Pharmaceutical Education and Research (NIPER) located in nearby Mohali is the first national level institute in pharmaceutical sciences with a proclaimed objective of becoming a center of excellence for advanced studies and research in pharmaceutical sciences. Chandigarh’s satellite town of Mohali is home for Center for Development of Advanced Computing’s northmost branch C-DAC Mohali that is engaged in research on state of the art topics including Telemedicine. Also, the Canadian Institute for International Studies (CIIS) offers Canadian and New Zealand post-secondary degrees and diplomas for Indian students.