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Mumbai dabbawalas share management skills

Chitkara International School Sector 25 on Monday organised a session with dabbawalas from Mumbai for its students and their parents

Written by Express News Service | Chandigarh |
August 6, 2013 2:25:02 am

Chandigarh: Chitkara International School Sector 25 on Monday organised a session with dabbawalas from Mumbai for its students and their parents. The session unfolded their legendary lunch delivery system. Inviting dabbawalas was a part of the school Academia Industry Interface,which allows students to know about different industries.

Subodh Sangle,Co-ordinator of Mumbai dabbawalas,took the audience to the journey,which every Dabbawala undertakes on a routine basis. The presentation explained the mechanism of supplying chain management which has helped them to carry forward the 120-years-old legacy. The dabbawalas works eight to nine hours everyday,carrying a load of up to 50-70 kg and traveling around 70 km everyday,having achieved the target of zero-error.

According to the principal,Niyati Chitkara,“As per the education system,the basic skills of team work,time management and efficiency should be taught to the kids in schools. Students generally read about Dabbawalas as a case study in higher education,where as we wanted to bridge this gap between school education and higher studies through this session. It is important for us to prepare the students from future perspective.”

New session starts at PU,V-C waits for Central funds

CHANDIGARH:Welcoming the new academic session at Panjab University(PU),Vice-Chancellor Professor Arun Kumar Grover on Monday expressed hope that the university will soon receive budget from the Union government under the plan and non-plan heads, which will help PU strengthen its research and improve the quality of education.

He said the Centre was mulling over the idea of shifting north India offices of accreditation agencies like NAAC and NBA to Chandigarh.

“The Central government is also keen that more students from foreign countries should come and study in PU. It is also willing to provide more funds and assistance for modern facilities and international student’s hostel at the university.”

In yet another initiative to widen the knowledge of the students,Grover suggested that the university can request PhD examiners coming to the university to conduct various seminars on the subject of their expertise.

PU to hold 2nd BCom counselling today

CHANDIGARH:The second counselling for centralised admissions to BCom in various colleges of the city,affiliated to Panjab University (PU),will begin on Tuesday.

According to the schedule released by the university,the counselling for all the eligible candidates in the general pool,seeking admission in reserved categories including physically handicapped,freedom fighters,riot victims,schedule caste and schedule tribe will be held on Tuesday at 9.00 am in the Law Auditorium. Candidates in the general pool,belonging to the general category are required to report in the auditorium by 10 am. Counselling for the students in the UT pool will be conducted later in the day,at 3 pm for reserved categories and at 4.00 pm for defence,sports,scheduled caste,single girl child and Kashmiri migrants.

General category students under the UT pool need to be present in the auditorium at 9 am on August 7. The counselling for admission in the evening colleges will also be held on the same day,at 3 pm for students seeking admission in reserved category and for general category students at 4 pm.

According to the admission guidelines,students who have already been admitted to a college will be allowed to shift only once,to any other college,during the second counselling. However,it is to be noted that,while shifting,students are required to deposit the fee in the current college,to which he/she is admitted. Also,the university has clarified that refund of fee from the previous college is a separate process,which is to be pursued with the respective college by the student himself.

After the second counselling for the reserved category,the vacant seats,if any,will be declared open for the general-category candidates. Students have been asked to bring all the original certificates at the time of the counselling.

PEC slated to get centre of excellence

CHANDIGARH: PEC University of Technology Sector 12 is slated to become one of the 30 colleges in the country to set up a Centre of Excellence (CoE),after the Ministry of Human Resource (MHRD) granted approval for the same on Monday.

The Centre of Excellence will be set up in the Industrial and product design centre of the university.

Under the project,PEC will receive a grant of Rs 5 crore,which will be used for the purpose of procurement of goods,providing teaching and research assistantships,collaborating with industries,academic institutions,research and development organisations and in enhancing the research competence of the faculty.

The specific areas of excellence under the project would be ergonomics,design applications in automotive industries,medical sciences and other industries.

Also,research facilities in the area of rapid prototyping,reverse engineering and embedded systems would be procured through funds made available to the institute from the CoE grant.

Director,Professor Manoj K Arora will be the mentor of the CoE,with Professor Parveen Kalra,Dean Students Welfare,Dr Neelam Rup Prakash and Dr Sanjeev Kumar as the coordinators.

Faculty of various departments of the university will also be associated with the project.

Elaborating on the development,Dr Kalra said: “The prime activities of CoE will be targeted towards initiating new Masters and Doctoral programmes,establishing incubation centres and technology transfer cell and knowledge resource centres in thematic areas.

In addition to it,collaboration with industry for research,education and product development,national,international collaborations with academic institutions and research and development organisations.”

Meanwhile,PEC has already started the Masters Programme in Industrial Design which is one of the thematic areas of the project. The project has been launched under the Technical Education Quality Improvement Programme (TEQIP) Phase II,which is a World Bank-assisted project in the technical education. A unit of MHRD,called the National Project Implement Unit,had received more than 100 proposals for setting up Center of Excellence,from various institutes,who had earlier received the TEQIP II grant.

The unit shortlisted 30 institutes and PEC is one of them.

PEC slated to get centre of excellence

CHANDIGARH: PEC University of Technology Sector 12 is slated to become one of the 30 colleges in the country to set up a Centre of Excellence (CoE),after the Ministry of Human Resource (MHRD) granted approval for the same on Monday.

The Centre of Excellence will be set up in the Industrial and product design centre of the university.

Under the project,PEC will receive a grant of Rs 5 crore,which will be used for the purpose of procurement of goods,providing teaching and research assistantships,collaborating with industries,academic institutions,research and development organisations and in enhancing the research competence of the faculty.

The specific areas of excellence under the project would be ergonomics,design applications in automotive industries,medical sciences and other industries.

Also,research facilities in the area of rapid prototyping,reverse engineering and embedded systems would be procured through funds made available to the institute from the CoE grant.

Director,Professor Manoj K Arora will be the mentor of the CoE,with Professor Parveen Kalra,Dean Students Welfare,Dr Neelam Rup Prakash and Dr Sanjeev Kumar as the coordinators.

Faculty of various departments of the university will also be associated with the project.

Elaborating on the development,Dr Kalra said: “The prime activities of CoE will be targeted towards initiating new Masters and Doctoral programmes,establishing incubation centres and technology transfer cell and knowledge resource centres in thematic areas.

In addition to it,collaboration with industry for research,education and product development,national,international collaborations with academic institutions and research and development organisations.”

Meanwhile,PEC has already started the Masters Programme in Industrial Design which is one of the thematic areas of the project. The project has been launched under the Technical Education Quality Improvement Programme (TEQIP) Phase II,which is a World Bank-assisted project in the technical education.

A unit of MHRD,called the National Project Implement Unit,had received more than 100 proposals for setting up Center of Excellence,from various institutes,who had earlier received the TEQIP II grant.

The unit shortlisted 30 institutes and PEC is one of them.

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