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Chahat Rana

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The writer, 21, is a final year student at Ashoka University. She is currently interning with The Indian Express

Panjab University drops 16 places in the Emerging Economies University list
Thu, Feb 20, 2020

The ranking is calculated by scoring the universities on criteria including number of citations, research output, international outlook and quality of teaching. With a total score of 28.9, PU has scored the lowest in terms of research output, a mere score of 14.4 out of a 100.

IIT-Ropar, PGIMER to introduce MD and PhD dual degree
Wed, Feb 19, 2020

Setting up the dual degree course is one of the recent initiatives taken by IIT-Ropar to increase its collaborations with medical professionals, doctors and hospitals, to productively contribute to the advancements in the field of healthcare.

Chandigarh: Left in limbo, city’s unrecognised schools’ officials meet UT Advisor
Tue, Feb 18, 2020

The representatives requested the officials to relax the norms for granting recognition and then screen the 91 unrecognised schools again.

Chandigarh: Focus to be on students’ health and education next year, says MHRD official
Tue, Feb 18, 2020

"A sick child cannot be expected to perform well at school," says Rajnish Kumar, director of the Department of School Education at the Ministry of Human Resource Development.

We need to make space for dialogue: Swara Bhaskar at Panjab University
Mon, Feb 17, 2020

Bhaskar, co-organiser of the “India My Valentine” platform, stated that she felt it was very important to bring the event to Punjab

Chandigarh: With drastic temperature fluctuations, doctors warn of weakened immunity
Mon, Feb 17, 2020

Maximum temperatures in the city jumped to 25.5 degree celsius on Sunday, from an average of 23 to 24 degrees in the past week.

Months after road outside PU V-C office closed for ‘beautification’, plants wilt
Mon, Feb 17, 2020

The road, which was barricaded in December last year, has remained shut for no specific reason. In a press conference in early January, the Vice-Chancellor Raj Kumar had claimed that the road was barricaded for ‘beautification’ and will be accessible to vehicles.

The Silent Killer
Mon, Feb 17, 2020

The recent suicides by adolescents in the Tricity are a warning bell we cannot afford to ignore.

Panjab University Teacher’s Assosiation to protest against pending CAS promotions
Sat, Feb 15, 2020

More than 30 teachers’ CAS promotions are pending, the interviews and screening sessions for which were scheduled for September, but were canceled due to the date clashing with a senate meeting.

Himachal governor says innovation and entrepreneurship will tackle job crisis in India
Fri, Feb 14, 2020

In line with the theme of the conference, Dattatreya highlighted how well the pharmaceutical industry is performing in India, proving to be a lucrative field for young researchers and academicians to work in.

Trees uprooted inside Panjab University girls hostel no. 2, residents upset
Fri, Feb 14, 2020

Although the university has taken permission from the Department of Forests and Wildlife of the Chandigarh Administration to cut down the trees, the hostel residents are disturbed by the abrupt decision, as they were not informed about the major alteration set to be made to their hostel’s landscape.

Treating With Care
Thu, Feb 13, 2020

Indian Express finds out how Chandigarh’s PGIMER is integrating cancer treatment with palliative care to ensure better treatment, quality of life

Punjab has utilised just 0.46% of central funds for Poshan Abhiyaan
Wed, Feb 12, 2020

The Poshan Abhiyaan was announced by Irani in December 2017, setting a deadline of three years to achieve nutrition goals under it.

Before the Boards: How CBSE, schools are preparing to tackle exam stress among students
Tue, Feb 11, 2020

How board exams continue to cause stress and instil fear in the minds of students, and how little is done to prevent them from feeling so.

PU syndicate: Imposing code of conduct for upcoming senate election unviable
Sun, Feb 09, 2020

The members of the syndicate allegedly also concurred that the length of the electoral process of the senate elections is too long to feasibly impose a model code of conduct.

PU professors publish book tracing rich traditions of Punjab through Phulkari
Sun, Feb 09, 2020

Dr Anu H Gupta claims that the Phulkari embroidery is deeply tied to the history of Punjabi women, as well as their empowerment and subsequent disempowerment.

Organ donation: Dip in cadaver supply at PGIMER since 2017, ROTTO blames lack of awareness, proper certification committee
Thu, Feb 06, 2020

Beyond legal restraints and medical advances, what seems to drive organ donations is awareness among the masses regarding the issue, or the lack thereof.

Chandigarh: GMCH to start delivery services at Rural Health Training Centre
Thu, Feb 06, 2020

Deliveries with complications, cesarean deliveries and deliveries of first time pregnant women will still be referred to GMCH as a rule, and will not be carried out at the RHTC.

Chandigarh: With over 50 per cent relapse rate, PGI focuses on palliative treatment for cancer patients
Tue, Feb 04, 2020

A team from Radiotherapy department said that the number of cancer patients at PGIMER have only risen over the years. In 2018, 8,024 cancer patients visited the Regional Cancer Centre in PGIMER, as compared to 7,330 in 2017 and 6,587 in 2016.

Following attacks, ABVP, SFS students hold protests at Panjab University
Tue, Feb 04, 2020

Amidst slogans of ‘Bharat Mata ki Jai’ and ‘SFS hooliganism will not be tolerated’, members of the ABVP gathered to condemn the attack outside Boys Hostel No 3, which had left one of its members severely injured on Saturday evening.

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