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A worker sanitising the corridors of Amritsar’s Khalsa College, which reopened after an eight-month lockdown following the Covid-19 outbreak.(Sameer Sehgal/HT)

Punjab universities, colleges reopen to poor attendance

Hindustan Times, Amritsar | By HT Correspondents, Amritsar/jalandhar/faridkot/patiala
PUBLISHED ON NOV 16, 2020 06:32 PM IST
Most institutes that reopened reported 10% to 15% attendance, a few remain closed for Bhai Dooj even as authorities ensured strict adherence to social distancing norms
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Panjab University likely to win MAKA trophy for second year in a row

Hindustan Times, Chandigarh | By Saurabh Duggal, Chandigarh
UPDATED ON JUL 18, 2020 11:27 PM IST
In PU’s annual performance, shooting contributed to maximum points with 2,443, while swimming added to 1,180 points
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Amritsar’s Guru Nanak Dev University starts webinar series on mgmt innovations

Hindustan Times, Chandigarh | By HT Correspondent, Amritsar
PUBLISHED ON MAY 06, 2020 10:22 PM IST
The aim is to envisage how innovation and digitisation will be the new mantra for a prospective business as the Indian economy and industry will come to terms with a new reality defined by uncertainty in the post-Covid-19 scenario
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Three Punjab universities may hold final-year exams in July

Hindustan Times, Chandigarh | By Dar Ovais
UPDATED ON APR 30, 2020 02:47 AM IST
It was discussed in a meeting of state government officials with vice-chancellors of Panjab University, Punjabi University and Guru Nanak Dev University
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Punjab govt asks varsities to suggest plans for conducting exams

Hindustan Times, Chandigarh | By Dar Ovais, Chandigarh
PUBLISHED ON APR 12, 2020 12:46 AM IST
Punjab government has asked universities to chalk out a plan which will be discussed in a video conference scheduled for next week.
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HC stays PU order on withdrawal of secretariat pay

Hindustan Times, Chandigarh | By HT Correspondent, Chandigarh
PUBLISHED ON JAN 25, 2020 01:23 AM IST
PU withdrew the special allowance to 3,000 employees after the Punjab govt warned them of grant cuts
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Teachers’ strike: PU postpones December 18 exams

Hindustan Times, Chandigarh | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON DEC 17, 2019 12:56 AM IST
60 government and 160 non-government colleges in Punjab and Chandigarh will boycott the exam invigilations duties on that day
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No city educational institute in swachh campus ranking this year

Hindustan Times, Chandigarh | By Srishti Jaswal
PUBLISHED ON DEC 04, 2019 12:52 AM IST
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Amritsar IIM: HRD minister, Capt to attend groundbreaking ceremony on Oct 7

By HT Correspondent, Amritsar
UPDATED ON OCT 05, 2019 01:28 AM IST
GNDU allotted four centres of excellence in sports. (Representational image)(HT file)
GNDU allotted four centres of excellence in sports. (Representational image)(HT file)

Guru Nanak Dev University allotted four centres of excellence in sports

Hindustan Times, Amritsar | By HT Correspondent
PUBLISHED ON OCT 04, 2019 10:38 AM IST
These centres will be fully funded by the Union government. These centres will spot young talents in the age group of 10-12 years and will groom them in different sports specialties. When they come of age, they will join the university for higher education.
Punjabi university won MAKA trophy 10 times including six consecutive times between 2012-2017 its performances started declining(HT Photo)
Punjabi university won MAKA trophy 10 times including six consecutive times between 2012-2017 its performances started declining(HT Photo)

After losing MAKA trophy for back to back years, Punjabi university loses tag of sports excellence

Hindustan Times, Chandigarh | By Navrajdeep Singh
UPDATED ON AUG 30, 2019 12:31 AM IST
Panjab University, Chandigarh, lifted the coveted trophy this year while last year’s winners Guru Nanak Dev University, Amritsar, came second and Punjabi University took the third spot

‘Kindle desire to learn, reason and give priority to research’

Hindustan Times, Chandigarh | By Yojana Yadav
UPDATED ON AUG 22, 2019 05:06 PM IST
WORDS OF WISDOM Encourage students to think beyond and question, says geneticist and academician Jai Rup Singh, else we run the risk of creating a nation of educated illiterates and white-collared terrorists.
Panjab University, Chandigarh, is all set to win the prestigious Maulana Abul Kalam Azad Trophy for best all-round performance in sports among Indian varsities for the year 2018-19. Photo by Anil Dayal/Hindustan Times
Panjab University, Chandigarh, is all set to win the prestigious Maulana Abul Kalam Azad Trophy for best all-round performance in sports among Indian varsities for the year 2018-19. Photo by Anil Dayal/Hindustan Times

Panjab University to lift MAKA trophy after 13 years

Chandigarh | By Saurabh Duggal, Chandigarh
UPDATED ON AUG 15, 2019 12:54 PM IST
This will be for 14th time that the university will lift this trophy, instituted by the Union ministry of education in 1956- 57 and awarded by the President on National Sports Day (August 29) every year.
A narrow passage, which General Dyer used to make his way to the ground along with his soldiers, has been left intact with bullet marks on the walls of few structures and a well in the Jallianwala Bagh.(HT Archive)
A narrow passage, which General Dyer used to make his way to the ground along with his soldiers, has been left intact with bullet marks on the walls of few structures and a well in the Jallianwala Bagh.(HT Archive)

Jallianwala Bagh: Massacre of innocents that shaped history

Hindustan Times, Amritsar | By Surjit Singh
PUBLISHED ON APR 13, 2019 07:53 AM IST
A narrow passage, which General Dyer used to make his way to the ground along with his soldiers, has been left intact with bullet marks on the walls of few structures and a well in the Jallianwala Bagh. Many had jumped into the well in a desperate attempt to save themselves as the soldiers showered bullets at them.
Navjot Singh Sidhu(HT File)
Navjot Singh Sidhu(HT File)

Amritsar train tragedy: Can’t blame elected representatives for mishaps, says Navjot Singh Sidhu

Hindustan Times, Amritsar | By HT Correspondent, Amritsar
UPDATED ON OCT 28, 2018 10:01 AM IST
The SAD-BJP is trying to corner the ruling Congress leaders, especially the Sidhus, over the mishap wherein a DMU train on the Jalandhar-Amritsar route ran into Dussehra revellers on October 19.
Guru Nanak Dev University in Amritsar.(HT Photo)
Guru Nanak Dev University in Amritsar.(HT Photo)

MDU, GNDU have cleanest campuses among govt varsities in India

Hindustan Times, Amritsar/New Delhi | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON OCT 02, 2018 09:53 AM IST
The rankings were decided on the basis of a survey under the ‘Swachhta Hi Sewa’ campaign.
Chief Khalsa Diwan factions exchanging heated arguments over a resolution during executive meet of the organization at Amritsar.(Sameer Sehgal/HT)
Chief Khalsa Diwan factions exchanging heated arguments over a resolution during executive meet of the organization at Amritsar.(Sameer Sehgal/HT)

Convicted of land fraud, Santokh Singh resigns as Chief Khalsa Diwan head

Hindustan Times, Amritsar | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON SEP 23, 2018 09:43 AM IST
The executive committee accepted his resignation and appointed a five-member committee to manage affairs of the organisation.
The kin mourns Paramjit Kaur’s death in Amritsar on Monday.(Sameer Sehgal/HT)
The kin mourns Paramjit Kaur’s death in Amritsar on Monday.(Sameer Sehgal/HT)

Teacher dies, daughter injured as criminals try to snatch purse in Amritsar

Hindustan Times, Amritsar | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON JUN 26, 2018 11:53 AM IST
The woman’s 26-year-old daughter, who was driving the scooter, was also injured in the incident
Prominent Sikh political and religious leader Master Tara Singh.(Taken from Wikipedia)
Prominent Sikh political and religious leader Master Tara Singh.(Taken from Wikipedia)

Master Tara Singh’s dream of autonomous Sikh state remained unfilled, says granddaughter-in-law

Hindustan Times, Amritsar | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON JUN 25, 2018 11:37 AM IST
Paying tribute to Master Tara Singh, local bodies and tourism minister Navjot Singh Sidhu announced to name a chowk near the Amritsar railway station after the leader
The campus revamp grant will be spent in two years.(HT Photo)
The campus revamp grant will be spent in two years.(HT Photo)

GNDU gets Rs 107-crore central grant for campus revamp

Hindustan Times, Amritsar | By HT Correspondent, Amritsar
UPDATED ON JUN 02, 2018 02:34 PM IST
Rs 8 crore will be spent on construction of new laboratories, Rs 7 crore on a lecture theatre, Rs 9.54 crore on installing LED lights across the campus, Rs 7.87 crore on the construction of washrooms, Rs 6.48 crore on furnishing classrooms, Rs 21 crore on upgrading existing laboratories and Rs 9 crore on providing equipment to students.
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