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Thursday, December 12, 2019

Chahat Rana


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

Chandigarh: As nursery admissions begin, parents grapple with difficulties
Wed, Dec 11, 2019

Getting admission to a good school in the tricity is no child's play even if it's only for the junior-most class, The Indian Express finds out.

Journalist molested at PU: Varsity fails to reach out to victim, Registrar says should close down Botanical Garden
Wed, Dec 11, 2019

DUI says will form a committee to look into this, will heighten security in the area; women students voice safety concern

Poshan on wheels: How anganwadis are catering to families of migrant workers
Tue, Dec 10, 2019

The two mobile anganwadi vans flagged off by the UT government focuses on fulfilling nutritional outcomes of extremely disadvantaged groups such as migrant labourers.

Hearty eaters no more? Every second Punjabi kid iron deficient, finds study
Tue, Dec 10, 2019

Compiled by the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare with the help of UNICEF and medical experts from the country, the CNNS report is the first of its kind to represent the nutritional habits and micronutrient levels in children and adolescents across the nation.

EWS aspirants face difficulties, DEO seeks response from Chandigarh’s six private schools
Mon, Dec 09, 2019

The letter, addressed to the schools’ principals , came as a response to a compliant filed by the Chandigarh Parents’ Association

Chandigarh nurse wins Nightingale Award, says ‘for me, work is truly worship’
Mon, Dec 09, 2019

The nature of Pathania’s work has driven her to believe that the profession of nursing requires devotion beyond just commitment.

Chandigarh: UT authorities plan to place more kids into foster care
Sun, Dec 08, 2019

“We have already done a lot of work when it comes to adoption. But we are yet to increase awareness and the number of children under foster care in the city,” says Navjot Kaur, Director of Social Welfare (DSW).

Chandigarh: Proficient teachers, quality infrastructure, but parents shy away from govt schools
Wed, Dec 04, 2019

Since nursery admissions began in Chandigarh on Monday, parents have been scrambling for admission forms, filling in applications and acquiring appropriate documentation, in order to get their child admitted to a school that they hope will secure his or her future.

Panjab University holds discussion on disabled students’ rights, student council members missing
Wed, Dec 04, 2019

The discussion was organised by the Equal Opportunity Cell to mark the International Day for persons with disabilities.

Explained: What is PISA test and why is it significant?
Wed, Dec 04, 2019

The Programme for International Student Assessment (PISA) is a study done to produce comparable data on education policy and outcomes across countries. What is the aim of the test and how has India performed so far?

Chandigarh: Nursery admissions commence, parents scramble for coveted seats
Tue, Dec 03, 2019

Mamta and several other parents in the city were moving from one school to another on Monday as the admission procedure for nursery began officially on Monday. For parents from the Economic Weaker Section category, the process is a bit more grueling.

‘Join RSS’ posters come up on Panjab University noticeboards
Tue, Dec 03, 2019

“We started putting up posters about six days ago, on Thursday. We are allowed to put up whatever poster we wish to since this is a social organisation and not a political one,” said Rohan Kumar, an LLB student at PU, whose number was printed on the posters.

Wrong turn — how an Ola cab ride in Chandigarh became an ordeal for a journalist
Sat, Nov 30, 2019

In isolation, and to those who have not experienced the fear a woman faces every time she travels alone and has to face the predatory remarks of cab drivers, this incident might not seem to carry much weight.

Panjab University: For visually impaired students, getting hostel accommodation an unending struggle
Fri, Nov 29, 2019

To attain hostel accommodation one has to register either online or in person. After this, students have to run between the DSW office and the warden, for getting their permission. There seems to be no centralized process put in place.

Panjab University Global Alumni Meet: Alumni welcome event, but say too little too late
Fri, Nov 29, 2019

This idea of the Global Alumni event was reportedly conceived by the university’s Vice Chancellor, to rectify this lack of alumni network and raise funds for the university through the alumni’s contributions.

PU: No faculty appointed since 2002, students say education suffers
Thu, Nov 28, 2019

Many students say that beyond field trips and guest lectures, the most crucial aspect of education in Archaeology is the practice in excavation, which is impossible at Panjab University, given the limited resources of the department.

Students say stalking, verbal harassment rampant on PU campus; authorities deny
Tue, Nov 26, 2019

“If there is such an incident, the students should inform us immediately. They can call me on the spot or tell the security officer nearby and the matter will be sorted then and there. We would have caught the boy and registered an FIR,” said Professor Ashwani Koul, Chief Security Officer at PU.

Panjab University: 4 months after starting online portal, hostel allocation still full of problems
Mon, Nov 25, 2019

The online portal, which was set up in July, was used by the latest batch of incoming students to register their request for a hostel, after securing admission into the university.

‘Art enriches a student’s mind…important to encourage creativity’
Mon, Nov 25, 2019

Manjot Kaur, an acclaimed contemporary artist from Chandigarh, tells The Indian Express about the trials and tribulations of teaching art.

Panchkula: Over-occupancy forces early discharge of patients at Nutrition Rehabilitation Centre
Thu, Nov 21, 2019

In the month of October alone, the occupancy at the centre was 152 per cent.