Thursday, 14 August 2014

Orientation Program Organized on ‘Psychological Skills Training in Sports’ at PTU

Jalandhar, August 14, 2014: Department of Human Resource Development and Sports, Punjab Technical University had organized an orientation program on ‘Psychological Skills Training in Sports’. The chief guest and key note speaker for the event was Dr. Agyajit Singh, retired as Head, Department of Psychology, Punjabi University Patiala and has served the same for 30 years in the Department of Education and Psychology.

Dr. Agyajit Singh has published more than 200 articles and research papers in different journals and magazines. He has also guided 34 Ph. D scholars and 30 M. Phil research theses.

Dr. Singh guided the participants including sports officers, sports coaches and DEPs. He initiated with focusing on the significance of sports psychologists in nation. He added, “Sports psychologists have become the need of hour. They are essential for the overall growth of players as they motivate them, both mentally as well as physically, to win the competition. Process of psychology motivation shall be started at the ground level i.e. for the school students after searching the talent and spark among students.”

He further elaborated by saying, “Today, parents are keen to send their daughters into sports. Time has changed. Sports shall be made compulsory as a subject in schools. I would rather say that fifty percent of government’s budget shall be given to sports.”

Dr. Singh shared his life-time experiences and told the participants about the process of motivating players during different phases.

Dr. Rajneesh Kant Sachdeva, Registrar, PTU honored chief guest with token of love and shared his views regarding the training session.

The event was also graced by Ms. Geet, Deputy Registrar HRD, Mr. Sumeer Sharma, Assistant Director, Department of Cultural Affairs. Mr. Sukhminder Randhawa, Assistant Director, Sports gave the formal vote of thanks. 

Thursday, 31 July 2014

Webinar Series - Engineers Talk: All you need to know about Engineering Studies

Webinars are like the talk of the town these days. Keeping in mind its exposure, Punjab Technical University decided to have webinars for students who wish to pursue B.Tech. It is quite difficult for a student to choose the right stream once they clear JEE Mains. In order to guide these students we planned the webinar series – Engineers Talk: All you need to know about Engineering Studies.

The first round of the webinar was conducted on the 14th of July. This session was monitored by Mr. Praveen Kumar, a technical education expert and IIT Delhi alumnus. Many lucky students who were part of this webinar got a chance to interact with Mr. Praveen Kumar and got their queries sorted. During the webinar, Mr. Praveen Kumar said “Aim for your top college but always have a backup in mind.” His words were truly enlightening for the all the students who participated in the webinar.

The second round was held on the 17th of July. And this time we had our very own celebrated and enthusiastic Vice Chancellor in our studio. It was a very special time for the entire Punjab Technical University family. For all who missed this opportunity, here’s a small sneak-peek from the webinar, “Colleges under the University Campus Program will be conducting classes in video mode utilizing live feed from the classrooms of IIT Chennai, Delhi, Lucknow and Bombay. Video classes have been introduced by us to provide the best lectures in the field of technical education to our students."

Due to constant requests from students and parent groups we decided to stretch this series and then came the third webinar. This time we had someone special from the leaders in the IT Industry. Yes, Mr. Vineet Agrawal, President of Wipro Enterprise was with us in our studio. And we had plenty of questions pouring from the participants. Mr. Vineet Agrawal very well answered everyone.  He added “I spent over Rs. 9 lakhs for sending my children on student exchange. It is amazing if UCP is providing opportunities to go for student exchange in Taiwan under Rs. 70,000.”

It was a pleasure hosting three webinars for students. We’re hoping all three webinars had a good impact on the participants. For all who missed these webinars, you need not worry. We will be soon back with more webinars. Till then Keep Calm and wait for more webinars.

Wednesday, 23 July 2014

PTU signs MoU with AIESEC

Jalandhar, July 21, 2014: In order to enhance and develop the overall personality of students, PTU signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with world’s largest student- run organization AIESEC for its Youth Global Internship Programme (YGIP). This is another major initiative taken by the university this year.

Briefing about the program YGIP Ms. Ritansha Bagaria, Vice- President Marketing AIESEC told, “This 6 week AIESEC program provides undergraduate students an opportunity to develop entrepreneurial and leadership skills through international internships centered around social issues. The objective is to target our country’s youth and help them enrich their education by offering them a holistic international experience. As an YGEP exchange participant, interns will work on a developmental project along with other participants from across the globe, take complete ownership in an unfamiliar environment, manage your own projects and track your results, exactly as an entrepreneur would.”

About the way forward with PTU Ms. Tiki Wen from AIESEC said, “This will be a great opportunity to bring forward the students from university under this programme. We want PTU to promote this programme. There is a proper selection process in which various rounds are involved. To begin with, we need minimum 300 students out of which we will select 50 of them for the final round who will further take up the internship course and could get a chance to go abroad and learn its culture as well as working style.”

Expressing his concern over signing MoU Dr. Rajneesh Arora, Vice-Chancellor said, “I am always in favor of such programmes where students could get an opportunity to explore themselves through such cultural exchange educational programs. Gone are the days when there were limited numbers of students in field of technical education. Now, the competition has become tough and for that bringing forward the quality students has become a dicey task. Now, it becomes the duty of further faculty members to pursue this program effectively and bring out their quality students to us for this programme, so that they can further represent themselves as Indians and products of PTU when stepping in other countries. I am looking forward for this positive response of this programme and assure the complete support to the AIESEC team as well as to the students who will be selected for YGIP.”

Sunday, 29 June 2014

Vice Chancellor of PTU received a prestigious Award from World Chancellors and Vice Chancellors Congress

It is a moment of pride and big boost for the entire Punjab Technical University (PTU) Parivaar, to know that-our dynamic leader, Hon'ble Vice Chancellor Prof (Dr.) Rajnesh Arora ji is conferred with an Award for ‘Outstanding Contribution to Education’ by an International Organisation, World Chancellors and Vice Chancellors Congress-2014 in a function last week held in Mumbai. As hon'ble VC preferred to give priority to pre-occupied assignments of the University, Dr Balkar Singh, Director of Colleges PTU got an opportunity to receive this Award on behalf of worthy Vice-Chancellor.

Congratulations to VC Sir. The award is a world level recognition and it truly represents an acknowledgement of his vision and untiring efforts to uplift the quality of technical education with insistence on human values. Hats off to him. And proud to work with him. We eagerly wait to see our university grow with the help of our Vice Chancellor. His efforts have been paid off, thanks to the World Chancellors and Vice Chancellors Congress.

Thursday, 26 June 2014

PTU affiliated ACET achieved autonomous status under UGC Act 1956


Jalandhar, June 20, 2014: Once again, good news has arrived for Punjab Technical University (PTU).  One of its affiliated college named Amritsar College of Engineering and Technology (ACET) has been granted a prestigious autonomous status under the UGC scheme for conferment of fresh autonomous status. It is indeed a year of happiness for Punjab Technical University.

The report of the aforesaid Joint UGC Expert Committee was placed before the standing committee constituted for the purposes by the commission to look into the expert committee reports for conferment of fresh autonomous status and extension of autonomy to colleges before its recommendations are placed before the commissions for its final approval. The commission after taking due consideration of the recommendations of the standing committee, granted the autonomous status for a period of six years w.e.f. the academic year i.e. 2014-15 to 2019-20.

Expressing his contentment over this news PTU Vice- Chancellor Dr. Rajneesh Arora said, “This is very good as well as a historical news for our University and its affiliated college that has got the autonomous status. Working hard surely provides benefits.” 

Tuesday, 24 June 2014

PTU students secure top positions in B. Tech 8th Semester

Press Note

Jalandhar, June 19, 2014: The students of Punjab Technical University (PTU) have brought laurels to their institutes by securing top positions in the eight semester of B. Tech examinations. The students pursued their studies from different colleges affiliated to PTU. The most awaited results are finally out and a new club of rankers are born again.

The first position was bagged by Jasmine Kaur from BBSBEC, Fatehgarh Sahib. She secured 89.8 percent. Many other students also joined this Rankers club. She is followed by other students namely Amanjot Kaur from GIMET Amritsar securing 89 percent; Sheenam Sharma of DAVIET Jalandhar bagging 88 percent; Bhola Ravidas from SSIET Derabassi bagging 87 percent; Saurabh Sharma from SSIET Derabassi securing 87 percent; Arun Kanwar from SSIET Derabassi managed to secure 87.4 percent and last but not the least Sagar Gupta from Surya CET, Shambubarier secured 87.8 percent. The rankers club seems to be getting better with time.

Jasmine Kaur who secured 89.8 percent is on cloud nine and shared, “I am quite happy that I have managed to secure well after working hard enough. I am also thankful to my institution and its faculty for providing quality education. My parents are too happy for me.”

Congratulating the students PTU Vice-Chancellor Dr. Rajneesh Arora said, “This is very good news for our university. Our students are the assets for us and when they work hard and provide excellent results then it feels good. I congratulate all of them for their brilliant performance.”