Monthly Archives: AUGUST 2016

In a first, 2 Teachers to get ‘Lifetime Achievement’ award: Dr. Cheema
31.08.16 - TEAM PT
In a first, 2 Teachers to get ‘Lifetime Achievement’ award: Dr. Cheema

The Education Department, Punjab, has adopted a novel approach towards honouring the teaching community. As a step in the direction of encouraging teachers to do even better, the department has decided to honour 2 teachers with the ‘Lifetime Achievement’ award this time. Under the initiative, 1 teacher each from male and female categories would be selected and presented with the award at state level function of ‘Teachers Day’ on 5th September. The award would include the prize money of Rs. 1 lakh in each category.

Disclosing this here today, Education Minister, Punjab, Dr. Daljit Singh Cheema said that it has also been decided to increase the prize money of ‘State Awards’ from Rs. 10,000 to Rs. 25,000.

Cheema said that the role of a teacher assumes paramount significance in the noble profession of teaching. He also said that a society is truly considered a progressive one if it honours its teachers which explains the starting of ‘Lifetime Achievement’ awards for the teachers whether serving or retired as a mark of respect to their yeoman’s services rendered.

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Expert Lecture held on "Birds of Punjab: A Photographic Ode"
29.08.16 - TEAM PT
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General Studies Circle and Faculty of Biological Sciences of M M Modi College, Patiala organized a unique talk titled "Birds of Punjab: A Photographic Ode” to make the students familiar with the birds and their habitats. Dr Swaraj Raj, Prof and Head, Deptt of English, SGGSWU, Fatehgarh Sahib was the resource person who showed more than 150 photographs clicked painstakingly by him over the years and explained peculiar characteristics of the birds. He said that those who like birding will never damage the environment.
Principal Dr Khushvinder Kumar appreciated the efforts of the organisers in making the students aware of the umbilical cord between the environment and birds. He said that because of our insensitivity towards this relationship, some beautiful birds have become extinct and if timely corrective action is not taken, more will be lost before long.

Prof Nirmal Singh, Dean Commerce and Convener of General Studies Circle, emphasized the need to save old trees and water bodies to attract variety of migratory and local birds. He said that each tree is an independent eco-system.

During the interactive session, extremely probing questions were raised by the participants and Dr Swaraj Raj answered them in equally articulated manner.

Dr Ashwani Kumar, Dean Biological Sciences thanked the staff and students for their enthusiasm. A memento was presented to the resource person. Prof Ganesh Sethi and Ms Bhanvi were also present on the occasion.

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Result of ETT teachers declared; Stations to be allotted as per merit: Cheema
23.08.16 - team p t
Result of ETT teachers declared; Stations to be allotted as per merit: Cheema

The Education Department today declared the result pertaining to the recruitment of 4500 ETT teachers. This was disclosed by the Education Minister, Punjab, Dr. Daljit Singh Cheema.
Congratulating the selected candidates, Dr. Cheema said that the Education department had recruited more than 65000 teachers during past 9 years whereas the procedure to recruit 16000 teachers of different cadres was under process. The result declared today regarding recruitment of 4500 ETT cadre teachers is part of this process. Divulging more, he said that the advertisement regarding 2005 more posts of ETT teachers has been issued and with the completion of the said recruitment, no primary school in the state would be sans even a single post of teacher by 31st March, 2017.
The Education minister further said that selected candidates have been instructed to give their option from August 24 to 26 for online selection of districts. The districts would be allotted as per merit to the candidates. Afterwards, the candidates would be allotted stations in accordance with their merit. Dr. Cheema also said that the recruitment process for 6000 master cadre teachers is also underway. He also said that apart from the recruitments, the Education department has also effected the promotions of every cadre on large scale. Disclosing more, he informed that the promotion process from ETT to head teacher is also going on. 
Giving further details, the Education minister said that the list of selected candidates has been uploaded on website He also said that the names of candidates whose result has been withheld owing to non-submission of some documents or pending cases in the courts have also been uploaded on the website. The Education minister further informed that the candidates whose result has been withheld have been asked to report to the Education recruitment directorate at phase 3B1, Mohali till 15th September, 2016 with all the requisite documents.

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Students colour the nature
17.08.16 - Vishiwjeet Singh
Students colour the nature

For everyone freedom has a different meaning. For an artist, freedom means being able to freely express himself through his art.
With this freedom, the students of M.A. Fine Arts-2nd year of Punjabi University, Patiala celebrated Independence Day this year.
They surprised everyone with their beautiful paintings on some of the trees and benches in the campus.
Besides expressing themselves freely, the students had another motive to prove that they can not only paint in a closed room on a canvas but can do much more, if given a chance.
The whole class came together to contribute and do something different in the university.
They want to create such a kind of an open art gallery in the whole university.
In the beginning they had to face some problems in getting the permission but eventually they were able to convince the authorities to let them do it.
And now after seeing their work everyone is appreciating and congratulating them for their initiative.
University authorities have also promised to help them with funds and any other requirements.

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