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AS many as 650 students of various streams were conferred their degrees at the DAV College,Sector 10 in Chandigarh on Tuesday.

Degrees conferred on 650 students

Chandigarh: AS many as 650 students of various streams were conferred their degrees at the DAV College,Sector 10 in Chandigarh on Tuesday. While joint secretary of the Planning Commission T K Pandey was the chief guest, principal B C Josan after welcoming the guests,read out the achievements of the college in various fields. Pandey,on the other hand,stated that the gross enrollment ratio in higher educational institutions of India is only 17.9 per cent. In order to increase this ratio to 26 per cent,10 million additional enrollments are required,he added.

Convocation held at Guru Gobind Singh college

Chandigarh: A total of 750 degrees were awarded to graduate and post-graduate students during the 40th annual convocation of the Sri Guru Gobind Singh College in Sector 26,Chandigarh,on Tuesday. College principal Prof H S Sohi released and read out the annual report. On the occasion,the Col Mehboob Singh Trophy along with Rs 25,000 for all-round excellence went to Maninder Pal Singh of M A II (Economics).

800 students awarded at Sector-32 college

Chandigarh: As many as 800 students were awarded prizes for meritorious performance in academics,sports and extra-curricular activities on the 39th annual prize distribution function of GGDSD College in Sector 32,Chandigarh,on Tuesday. In appreciation of their excellent performances,29 students were awarded the roll of honour while 22 students received the College Colour. Six faculty members were honoured and awarded cash prizes of Rs 5,000 each for completing their Doctorate during the current academic session. Chief guest,Dr A S Chawla,registrar of Punjabi University,Patiala,congratulated the winners. He recounted previous occasions when he visited the SD College campus and appreciated the growth of the college over the years.

PGGC-46 holds annual convocation

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Chandigarh: The Post Graduate Government College,Sector 46,organised its 28th annual convocation in the college premises on Tuesday. As many as 376 students were awarded degrees out of which 42 students were of M.Com.,51 of B Com.(Hons ),67 of B.Com,40 of BCA.,30 of BA (Hons) and 114 of BA. Four students were given the roll of honour for securing top positions in the Panjab University annual exams 2012,nine were given the College Colour for getting second and third positions in the varsity annual exams 2012 and 13 were given the merit certificates for securing fourth,fifth and sixth positions in the same exam. The chief guest on the occasion was Justice S D Anand,member,Central Administrative Tribunal,UT Administration.

Chandra gets Param Vishisht Seva Medal

Panchkula: Air Marshal Jagdish Chandra,commander-in-chief of maintenance command was conferred with the Param Vishisht Seva Medal – for distinguished service of the most exceptional order – at an investiture ceremony held at Rashtrapati Bhavan on March 23. Air Marshal Jagdish Chandra,who was commissioned in the IAF as an aeronautical engineer (electronics) in 1976,is a post graduate in computer technology from IIT Delhi and has undergone training on computerised maintenance management of Mirage 2000 in France.

Kazakhstan ambassador calls on Patil

Chandigarh: The Ambassador of Kazakhstan to India Doulat Kuanyshev called on Punjab Governor and UT Administrator Shivraj V Patil at the Punjab Raj Bhawan in Chandigarh on Tuesday. Discussing various issues at length,Patil said India enjoys mature bilateral relations and strong socio-cultural linkages with Kazakhstan. He emphasised the need for further strengthening economic and trade ties through vibrant partnership and joint ventures in different fields of activity. The Ambassador apprised the Punjab Governor that there is a tremendous scope for bilateral economic cooperation between Kazakhstan and India,especially in nuclear energy and other natural resources such as oil and minerals with special focus on agriculture. Patil also presented a set of religious books to the ambassador.

‘Drug peddler’ sentenced to 10-year RI

Chandigarh: A lower court sentenced an alleged drug peddler to ten years of rigorous imprisonment and fined him Rs 1 lakh on Tuesday. The accused,Surinder Kumar,was arrested by the UT police in 2011 for allegedly possessing 1,050 grams of charas. Surinder,a resident of Manimajra,was apprehended by the local police at a naka. He was coming from Panchkula and was signaled to stop by the police near a turn on the Raipur Kalan road. He tried to flee from the spot. Instead,his scooter skidded and he fell. Police then said they recovered the charas from his possession.

ASI held in graft case released on bail

Chandigarh: A Punjab Police assistant sub-inspector (ASI),who was arrested from a city-based immigration firm in a graft case,was released on bail after he furnished bail bonds of Rs 30,000 on Tuesday. ASI Bhupinder Singh was arrested while allegedly accepting a bribe from the owner of Healthyway Immigration,Amit Kakkar,in Sector 42. The Punjab police ASI was posted in Jalandhar. According to the complainant,the accused had allegedly demanded Rs 50,000 which was negotiated to Rs 45,000 later. The ASI had told Kakkar that a complaint against him for not sending an applicant abroad was pending in Jalandhar.