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Engineering Department GNDU Regional Campus, Jalandhar organises online workshop on 'Digital Marketing' for students

Engineering & Technology Department, GNDU Regional Campus, Jalandhar organised an online learning workshop on "Digital marketing" in collaboration with Coding Blocks, Delhi on 26th May 2020. The workshop was aimed at skill enhancement of the students of B.Tech Electronics & Computer Engineering, Computer Science and Engineering and Electronics and Communication Engineering branches. The workshop was successfully organised under the able guidance of Dr. Jyoteesh Malhotra, Associate Dean and was coordinated by Dr.Harmandar Kaur Assistant Professor, Engineering and Technology Department and Tanmay Dewan, Ayush Khanna student coordinators. The students showed a lot of enthusiasm and more than 180 attended the same. Digital marketing is the use of the Internet, mobile devices, social media, search engines, and other channels to reach consumers. Google AdWords, is Google's advertising system in which advertisers bid on certain keywords in order for their clickable ads to appear in Google's search results. Google Analytics is a free website analytics service offered by Google that gives you insights into how users find and use your website. Overall the participants were enthralled and appreciated this initiative of the department for knowledge enhancement in these pressing times. The role of e-learning and online education in the skill development of the students is essential in these testing times.

Engineering Department of GNDU Regional Campus, Jalandhar organises online workshop for students

Engineering & Technology Department GNDU Regional Campus, Jalandhar organises an online Project based learning workshop on "Machine Learning" in collaboration with Coding Blocks, Delhi on 12th May, 2020. The workshop was aimed at skill enhancement of the students of B. Tech Electronics & Computer Engineering, Computer Science & Engineering & Electronics & Communication Engineering branches. Machine Learning is a prominent and upcoming application of Artificial Intelligence that provides systems the ability to automatically learn. Also, the industry has a huge demand for professionals trained in this field. The workshop was successfully organised under the able guidence of Dr. Jyoteesh Malhotra, Associate Dean and was coordinated by Dr. Harmander Kaur, Asst. Professor, Engineering & Technology Department and Ayush Khanna student coordinator for the event. The students showed a lot enthusiasm and more than 110 benefitted from this event while learning from their homes. Overall the participants including students were enthralled and appreciated this initiative of the department for knowledge enhancement in this pressing times. The role of e-learning and online education in the skill development of the students is essential in this testing times.

Panel Discussion on International Women’s Day

The Department of Journalism and Mass Communication, in collaboration with the Department of Laws, organized a Panel Discussion in the context of International Women’s Day on March 8 . The participants were Sarita Tiwari, renowned actor, academician and writer, Aparna Bannerji from The Tribune, Poonam Lagah from All India Radio and Harleen Kaur, Advocate. The issue was Women’s Rights and their Status.

World Radio Day celebrated at GNDU Media Dept.

On February 13 , World Radio day was celebrated in the Department of Journalism & Mass Communication. An RJing competition was organized in which students of various classes participated. Two rounds were held; one where students spoke on given topics and a phone in round where students handled calls by the listeners. Manish Kumar of M.A Journalism & Mass Communication Part –I was the winner of the competition.

70th Anniversary of The Constitution of India celebrated

To commemorate the 70th Anniversary of The Constitution of India, Poster Making Competition - theme 'Promotion and conservation of Natural Environment' and Debate - 'Fundamental Duties vis -a- vis Fundamental Rights' was organised on 6 March 2020, by Department of Laws, GNDU, RC, Jalandhar in collaboration with the DLSA, Jalandhar. The following students won the following competitions:
In Poster making:

  1. Hansika
  2. Shineey
  3. Prabhjot kaur

In Debate:
  1. Chahat
  2. Raghav
  3. Nandini
ADV. Harleen Kaur member DLSA graced the occasion.

Cash awards won by students in inter-college competitions

The students of GNDU RC Jalandhar participated enthusiastically in various events held at various colleges and brought laurels to the college lately. On 27th February 2020, the students participated in “Plasma 2020”, a technical fest organized at Lyallpur Khalsa College, Jalandhar and won 1st prize in IT Quiz and 3rd prize in PowerPoint presentation. Fifteen teams of 3 members each participated in the prelims, out of which four teams were shortlisted for the prime quiz and the winners, Ayush Khanna, Neha Uppal and Pranshu Sharma of B.Tech CSE 2nd year were awarded a team trophy and a cash prize of ₹ 1,500 while Sachin Mehta and Mohit Heer of the same class competed with eleven teams and bagged 3rd position. On 28th February 2020, Chetanjeev Singh Bains and Vaibhav Chadha of B.Tech CSE 3rd year won third prize in Net Savvy out of 17 teams at “Spark 2020”, a mega event held at Apeejay Institute of Management & Engineering Technical Campus. On 29th February 2020, the dance team won 1st prize in group dance at “KMV IT Euphoria”. Six teams representing various colleges participated in this dance event, out of which five teams performed Bhangra, however, the semi-classical dance performance won the judges’ hearts, the team consisted of Dishari D Tarafdar of B.Tech CSE 1st year, Nehal Sharma, Pooja Kukreja and Shreya Sharma of B.Tech CSE 2nd year.

FIRST EVER MEDIA CAMP BY GNDU MEDIA DEPARTMENT

The Department of Journalism &Mass Communication organized first ever Media Camp at Regional Campus on October 20. It was to mark the occasion of 30 years of the Department since 1989 when it came into being. The Media Camp was first of its kind. The day started with yoga and exercises for the students. It was followed by current affairs and news analysis segment which was headed by Dr Kamlesh Singh Duggal OSD (Officer on Special Duty) at Guru Nanak Dev University College. Ms. Avneet Kaur from The Tribune, Jalandhar and Jatinder Singh faculty member moderated the discussion which revolved around issues including Article 370, Kartarpur Corridor etc. Later, Ms. Shaina Kochar from Raunak Events spoke about the scope of Event management in cities like Jalandhar. Students were much interested in this field and enthusiastic to know much more about it. In the Post Lunch session, Mr.Arun deep from “People’s Voice” elaborated about genre of documentary and art of reading films. The evening was spent playing fun games and the day concluded with songs and dances by the students. Dr. Namarta Joshi, Head of the Department while addressing the students informed that the Department has completed 30 years of existence as pioneer in this field. It is also the first to introduce the concept of ‘Media Fest’ in this region. She further added that the Department wishes to transform this idea into a bigger event in the coming years. Through this Media Camp, the students were able to spend more time with each other as compare to the routine working days. Ms. Sukriti, Ms. Savita, Mr. Jatinder and Mr. Rama Shankar were also present on the occasion.

GNDU Regional Campus Celebrates National Science Day

SCIGAUGE 2020, commenced in the Engineering and Technology Department from 26 Feb 2020 to 28 Feb 2020 to mark the celebration of National Science Day. It was an amalgamation of literary, art and techincal events to bring out the best in students and to explore their intellectual and creative potential. The inauguration ceremony commenced with the motivational words from Dr. Jyoteesh Malhotra, Assoiciate Dean and honourable faculty members graced the event. Dr Narmata Joshi, assistant professor and head of department, Journalism and Mass Communication along with Mrs Deepa Katyal, Assistant Professor, were the special guests. Dr Harmandar Kaur Assistant Professor coordinated the event. Themes for the event were Great scientists and inventions, Technologies of the future, Women in science. The events included Mind it, a technical quiz which was nerve wrecking. This was followed by Techorator a declamation contest in which students enthusiastically participated and reflected on the various themes of the day. Finally, results were announced and deserving students were awarded with certificates and trophies. The students participated wholeheartedly and contributed to newer ideas and innovations.

Lohri Celebration

13 January 2020- Lohri was celebrated at GNDU Regional Campus at Ladhewali here with all fun and fervor. The faculty and students participated enthusiastically in the function. Lohri was lighted amidst Lohri songs. Prayers for a happy and prosperous new year were offered and sweets, peanuts, puffed rice etc. were distributed among those present. Songs and dances on Punjabi folk songs were performed. Later, students danced to DJ. Dr. Jyoteesh Malhotra, Associate Dean of the Campus, greeted everyone and wished them a good year ahead. Dr. Namarta Joshi, Dr. Rupam Jagota, Dr. Deepkamal Randhawa, Dr. Virendra Singh and others were present on the occasion.

Dr Randhawa elected as ISTE member

Dr Deep Kamal Kaur Randhawa, assistant professor, Guru Nanak Dev University, Regional Campus, Jalandhar has been elected as member of the National Executive Council of the Indian Society of Technical Education (ISTE), New Delhi. She has been elected by life members of the ISTE from the north region. "Being the only national organisation in the field of engineering & technology, the major objective of the society is to contribute to the development of technocrats needed in industry and other organisations," she said. Meanwhile, Dr Randhawa got the best teacher of the state award in 2007 and again honored with a national research award by the ISTE in 2018.

GNDU REGIONAL CAMPUS JALANDHAR ORGANISES SALAHIYAT-E-SHAAM

Salahiyat-e-Shaam, a cultural event held on 5 November, 2019 by the Department of Engineering and Technology under the able guidance of Dr. Jyoteesh Malhotra, Associate Dean Academic Affairs and Student Welfare. Dr. Namrata Joshi, Associate Professor and Head of Journalism and Mass Communication department was the guest of honour. Dr. Sheetal Kalra, Dr. Harmandar Kaur and Dr. Butta Singh graced the event where a number of performances such as bands Contabo and Triple Souls, dance performances Blackfire, Bhangra and many more took place. Audience enjoyed the outstanding performances by the students. It was an enjoyable event which concluded successfully with the prize distribution for technical events Acuity and Technobuzz.

World Photography Day Celebrated

On August 19, in order to mark the World Photography Day, a guest lecture by Mr. Raminder Pal Singh from European Pressphoto Agency (EPA) was organised in the Department.Mr. Raminder Pal Singh in his interaction with the budding photographers talked of aesthetic sense and said that photography has always helped in recording history and preserves the culture for times to come. He further added that younger generation had good eye but social issues need to be addressed through photographs. In his lecture, he also spoke about the qualities of a good Photojournalist and how one can develop the skill of clicking an exclusive and creative photograph. He also discussed the basics of photography and camera with the students.

Fresher Party -Girls Hostel

Fresher party organized at Girls Hostel, GNDU, RC Jalandhar where the students and organisers managed the function with enthusiasm and zeal. Savinder kaur (Law Department) was chosen Miss Fresher, Gursharan Kaur, (Law Department) and Muskan (Department of Engineering & Technology) were chosen Miss Personality and Miss Attire respectively. The honourable judges Dr. Namrata Joshi and Dr. Vanita Khanna awarded the winners and congratulated team GNDU RC Girls Hostel for their efforts.

Mock Placement Drive

The Department of Engineering and Technology of Guru Nanak Dev University Ladhewali, Jalandhar organised a Mock Placement Drive (Acuity 3.0) on 23-09-19 and 24-09-19. A total of over 150 students of Electronics and Computer Engineering, Computer Science & Engineering and Electronics and Communication Engineering had participated in Aptitude test, Technical test, Group Discussion rounds and Interviews under the supervision of experts in these area. The event was organised under the able guidance of Dr. Jyoteesh Malhotra, Dr. Neetika Soni, Dr. Sheetal Kalra and Dr. Harmandar Kaur. This annual event is organised to inculclate the spirit of competitiveness and preparedness for facing the actual placement drives.

It is truly an honor for us as students of B.Tech CSE have been placed in multinational companies. It is worth mentioning that GNDU has been accredited with "Potential for Excellence" status by UGC. Moreover, GNDU has been awarded with "A++" grade by NAAC. Associate Dean Dr. Jyotish Malhotra, placement incharge Neena Madaan & training incharge Pankajdeep Kaur congratulated students on their success. 16 students of the institute- Priyanka Mishra, Ridham Sharma, Mokshda Sharma, Mahima Sharma, Shreya Davar, Rushali, Tushant Sharma, Nikhil Sharma, Kartik Sharma, Mudit Parmar, Ankit Sharma, Karan Vadhwa, Ridhima Chawla, Aayush Sethi & Gursimrat Singh Randhawa are being placed.

7 Day NSS Camp Organized

NSS department of the campus organized a 7-day Local Camp held in the campus premises from 19-25 July, 2019. The camp witnessed a series of events such as Swachhta Abhiyaan at various places inside and outside the campus, such as Suchhi Pind Railway Station and Communal ground in Rail Vihar. The students also volunteered for World Cancer Care Center at Village Dhadda. Volunteers carried out a Plantation Drive by planting about 50 saplings in college premises. The last day of the camp was dedicated to visiting the Jang-e-Azadi Memorial on Kartarpur Road, Jalandhar. The camp was certainly a huge success, inculcating in students the value of love towards our country. These efforts made by volunteers are just a small step towards the bright future of our nation!

Annual Hostel Night 2019

Annual Hostel Night 2019, was organised under the able guidance of Dr. Jyoteesh Malhotra on 16 April 2019 which had a blend of events such as cultural dances, poetry, western dances, singing, modelling, fashion show and many more. Dr. Deepkamal Randhawa, Dr. Namrata Joshi, Dr Nirmala Devi, were the revered judges present. Ms. Davinder Kaur (Ph.D) was given the title of Miss Farewell while Ms.Daljit Kaur, Ms. Harwinder Kaur and Ms. Shruti were chosen Miss Well Dressed, Miss Personality and Miss Stylish. Assistant warden Ms. Monika Dogra and hostel staff bid good bye to outgoing students. Dr. Vanita Khanna, Hostel Warden, gave collective title of 'Darling Daughters' to all girls and encouraged them

Techfest INSIGNIA 2k19

Guru Nanak Dev University R.C.Jalandhar conducted it's annual Techfest INSIGNIA 2019, organized by the department of Engineering and Technology on 11-12 April 2019. A no. of technical, arts, literary, cultural events were conducted to explore the student's social and creative potential. Dr. Narmata Joshi, assistant professor and head of department, Journalism and mass communication along with Dr. Rupam Jagota Sr. assistant professor, Department of laws were the special guests present. The inauguration ceremony of Insignia 2k19 commenced with the lightening of the lamp by the chief guest and honourable faculty members. Annual Techfest of GNDU R.C. Jalandhar promotes the growth of ideas, learning and innovation. Insignia 2k19 brought over 30 tech and cultural events conducted by over 10 clubs on the grounds of GNDU R.C. Jalandhar

Guru Nanak Dev University Improves its NIRF Ranking to 55th

Guru Nanak Dev University has been ranked 55th in the NIRF-2019 ranking, under the category of Universities, as released by the Ministry of Human Resource Development yesterday. This ranks the University among the top 5% Institutes of the country. In the Punjab region, the only other University which ranked higher at 51st position is Punjab Agricultural University which is purely an Agricultural University. Punjabi University, Patiala has been ranked in the band of 151-200.

BLOOD DONATION CAMP

A blood donation camp was organised by students of NSS Unit and Leo Club Jalandhar in Guru Nanak Dev University, Regional campus, Ladhewali, Jalandhar . Civil Hospital's blood bank team, led by Dr. Gagandeep Singh conducted the camp where about 30 students donated blood. Dr.Jyoteesh Malhotra, Associate Dean, along with Dr. Deepkamal Randhawa, NSS Coordinator, honoured Dr. Gagandeep, giving a message of Donate blood, donate life!. It was a successful event motivating students about service towards society.

Sports Meet 2019

Sports meet 2019 was organised from April 4 - 6, 2019 successfully under the able guidance of Dr. Jyoteesh Malhotra, Associate Dean, Dr. Dhall, sports in-charge and the campus sports committee at GNDU RC Jalandhar. Sports are an indispensable part of the holistic development of the students as they imbibe the qualities of discipline, teamwork and hard work. The event had a total of around 600 participants showcasing their potential in 14 games from indoor and outdoor spectrum. Cricket, Basketball, Football, Volleyball and Tug of war witnessed maximum participation. Apart from these, many fun games like lemon race, sack race, three leg race, slow bike race were also conducted. Table tennis, Badminton, Chess and Carrom board witnessed a challenging war of nerves. The students had a very good time and the winners were felicitated with medals and certificates to conclude the sports meet. Teachers appreciated the excellent spirit of sportsmanship displayed by the students.

Moot Court and Client Counselling competition

Rayat College of Law, Ropar organized 9th National Moot Court and Client Counselling competition on March 30-31, 2019. Following students from Department of Law, GNDU Regional Campus, Jalandhar participated :

  • Moot Court (Prerna, Saijyoti and Smmiley) won 5th Prize
  • Client Counselling (Deepkaran Singh Kahlon, Prashant Sharma, Mehak and Ashwani)
  • Deepkaran and Prashant Sharma won 3rd position.

Achievers of G.K. Chatrath National Legal and Cultural Fest at Ludhiana

University Institute of Laws, Punjab University Regional Centre, Ludhiana had organized 3rd G.K.Chatrath National Legal and Cultural Fest on March 29-30, 2019. Students from Department of Laws, GNDU Regional Campus participated in different events of the Fest. Parth Gandhi won First Prize in Shutter up. Following students participated in different events:

  • Shutter Up (Saloni Jaswal, Parth Gandhi )
  • PUBG Showdown (Parth Gandhi, Akshit Bhardwa)
  • Maxim Bee (Sukhmanpreet Kaur and Akshita Sharma, Saavi Bhandari, and Abhishek Aggarwal Jitish Nagpal and Navdeep, JotPrakash and Jatin)
  • Diplomatic Swings (Sukhmanpreet Kaur, Akshita Sharma, Saavi Bhandari, Jitish Nagpal, Nandini Arora, Anjani Kamboj, Karambir)
  • Celebrity Advocacy (Jitish Nagpal, Abhishek Aggarwal)

Achievers of Umang-2019 at Kapurthala

On the eve of Golden Jubilee, Hindu Kanya College Kapurthala organized Inter College Mega Fest UMANG -2019 on 15th March. Students of GNDU Regional Campus Jalandhar participated in Quiz: (Akankasha, Jitish, Akshita), Best Out of Waste: (Swarnjit Kaur, Garima), Essay Writing (Alicia), Story Writing (Nandini), Debate (Apoorva, Sukhmanpreet Kaur), Landscape (Alice), Poster Making ( Aman). Nandini won First prize in story writing, Apporva and Sukhmanmanpreet won second in debate.

ISTE National Research Award for GNDU faculty

Dr. Deep Kamal Kaur Randhawa, a senior faculty member in the department of Electronics & Communication Engineering of Guru Nanak Dev University Regional Campus Jalandhar, has been awarded ISTE National Research Award. The Indian Society for Technical Education (ISTE) is the leading National Professional non-profit making Society for the Technical Education System in our country with the motto of Career Development of Teachers and Personality Development of Students and overall development of our Technical Education System She has been conferred by ISTE, New Delhi at 48th National Annual Faculty Convention-2019 held at Visvesvarya Technical University, Belagavi, Karnataka recently in recognition for her research work on the study of nonmaterial's for sensing toxic gases.

GNDU inks pact for joint collaborations

Guru Nanak Dev University (GNDU) has entered into a partnership with the University of South Florida (USF) to establish a programme of exchange and collaborations including work on entrepreneurship development as well as other related matters of mutual interest. A formal 'MoU' was signed between USF's vice-president professor Roger Brindley and GNDU vice-chancellor Professor Jaspal Singh Sandhu recently. The collaboration will increase the number of academic and student exchange opportunities between the institutes.

Painting Competition on Guru Nanak Dev Ji

To mark the 550th birth anniversary of Guru Nanak Dev Ji, an on-the-spot poster and painting competition was held at Guru Nanak Dev University, regional campus. Students from various departments participated in the event. The theme for the competition was - 'Life and times of Guru Nanak Dev Ji'. Keeping the theme in mind, the participants made posters and paintings related to Guru's life and teachings. Dr Deep Kamal Randhawa, from the department of Engineering and Dr Varinder Singh, of the department of Laws were the judges of the event. Harshdeep Kaur stood first. Palak Bansal, and Harleen Kaur, won the second and third prize respectively.

Canada's Dual Degree

Guru Nanak Dev University, Amritsar and Dual Degree in Canada's academic institutions will be launched so that the students of both the countries can complete their degree in the field of higher education in any country. These views expressed Canada Embassy's councilor General Miss Mian Yeon did. He was addressing the Vice-Chancellor Prof. Pratap Singh in the meeting. (Dr.) Jaspal Singh Sandhu, GNDU at Canada Dev University and Consul General of Mississippi Miss Mian Yon and others.

Our Achievers Who Cracked PCS exam

Students of GNDU Regional Campus, Khayat Dhir, Kanika and Rosi have passed the UGG-JRF examination. Students Seema Agnihotri, Renuka, Navjot Kaur, Amandeep Singh pass PCS exam. The name of the campus is illuminated. Dean Campus Dr. Jyoteesh Malhotra honored the students with a memento, on the occasion Dr. Pawan Kumar, Dr. Varinder Singh, Dr. Mona, Dr. Rupam, Amandeep Singh congratulated the students.

MoU with Derbyshire U.K

Derbyshire county councillor Kewal Singh Athwal on Monday paid a visit to Guru Nanak Dev University (GNDU) He discussed various issues for enhancement of international links in the field of higher education,tourism and research. Welcoming Kewal Athwal, Vice-Chancellor Jaspal Singh Sandhu along with other senior of the university sald. "Today marks nothing less than the beginning of new era of cooperation for INDIA and the UK . By teaming up, the university is creating a unique alliance and leading the wayin shaping the future of Indo-Britain research partnership. This intiative will further cement our university's premier locations for research and innovation."

GNDU ranked 2nd in North Zone Youth Festival

GNDU was awarded 2nd Prize by Punjab Unviversity Chandigarh on the occasion of 34th North Zone Youth Fest. Students from 36 Universities from Jammu & Kashmir, Punjab, Himachal Pradesh, Haryana, Delhi, Uttrakhand and U.P. participated in this festival. The events were related to Dance, Music, Theatre and Fine Arts.

Asst. Prof. Awarded Best Employee Award with Disabilty

Asst. Prof. Mona Goel was awarded Best Employee with Disabilty on World Disability Day at Vigyan Bhawan, New Delhi. The award was presented by Hon'ble Vice President Venkaiah Naidu. She has been teaching in GNDU Regional Campus since 2007.

Achievers of Campus Placement Drive 2018-19

This year on-campus placement drive is going great just as every year. 30+ students have already been placed from our campus till october 2018. Companies like TCS, Capegemini, KPMG, Ernst & Young, Nagarro, Software AG, SAP Labs, Xenon Stack, Infogain etc. have visted till now. More companies are arriving in coming months and More placement offers are expected.

Acuity Mock Placement Drive -2018

Students of B.Tech. department under the aegis of faculty members, Dr. Deep Kamal Randhawa and Dr. Sheetal Kalra organized a Mock Placement Drive under the tag ACUITY to help polish students for their upcoming placements. Dr. Jyoteesh Malhotra, Dean Student Welfare and Academic Affairs motivated the students for the same. Students from 1st, 2nd and 3rd years participated in the three day event. Day 1: Aptitude & Technical Tests, Day 2: Group Discussion, Day 3: Personal Interview. Day 3's personal interview was divided into HR round and Technical round. The HR round was invigilated by Dr. Charan Kamal and Dr. Harmandar Kaur and Technical round by Mr. Inderpal Singh and Ms. Kalpana. Four winners were declared - Karamjeet Singh (3rd year CSE), Mudit Parmar (3rd year CSE), Ayush Sethi (3rd year CSE) and Ayush Khanna (1st year CSE). The whole event was very well conducted by the student organizers: Aastha Ratti, Mohit Gupta, Kanvi Parashar, Vaibhav Chadda, Manpreet Singh.

GNDU Ranked Second in the country in Swachh Bharat Ranking under Govt. University Category

GNDU Ranked Second in the country in Swachh Bharat Ranking under Govt. University Category. The universities was assessed for toilets adequacy and maintenance, garbage clearance system, hostel kitchen hygiene and sophistication of equipment, water purity, storage, distribution facility, campus greenery and rainwater harvesting, use of solar systems and villages or neighbourhood adoption for hygiene.

TCS enquode 2018 Winner

Rohan khanna of B.Tech CSE Final year has been declared winner in the Grand Finale of TCS EnQuode 2018 competition held today i.e 23rd August in Chennai. He is declared winner by TCS top management amongst the thousands of students participated across India from top notch Engg college. Rohan got:

  • Selected for TCS digital profile (7 lpa)
  • Laptop
  • iPhone
  • Cash

TechFest 2k18

The Technical Students' Society of the campus proudly presented the annual technical festival on 6th April 2018. High levels of competence and dexterity were showcased in the 'Techfest 2018' by the future engineers from the host campus and from various institutes. All the participants got an opportunity to explore their niche by running codes in Java, flagging opponents in CS 1.6, facing time crunch in Robotic Obstacle Race, tiding up the thought process for Knowledge Mash etc. Dr. Jyoteesh Malhotra, the worthy Dean, while motivating the students to give their best emphasized the fact that along with the theoretical aspects the budding engineers need to polish their practical know how via the event. The technical & co-curricular incharges, Dr DeepKamal Randhawa & Dr Harminder Singh also motivated all the participants & wished them good luck.

GNDU improves ranking,MHRD list puts it at 59

Improving its ranking from last year,GNDU has been ranked 59 in the all-India university ranking released under the National Institutional Ranking Framework (NIRF) by the Ministry of Human Resource Development on Tuesday.

Vice-Chancellor Dr Jaspal Sandhu said "We have improved from our last year's rankings. We shall be working towards making the university as one of the best across the globe,î he said.

UGC grants special status to GNDU

The UGC has granted Category-I status to GNDU. It got a NAAC score of 3.51. GNDU can now start departments, schools, off-campus facilities and hire foreign faculty without UGC approval.According to the notification of the UGC (Categorisation of Universities Only) Grant of Graded Autonomy Regulation 2018, issued on February 18, universities with a score above 3.5 fall in Category-I. As per privileges granted to Category-I universities, GNDU shall be deemed to be under Section 12B of the University Grants Commission Act, 1956, and no inspections by the UGC will be required for the same.Vice-Chancellor Dr Jaspal Sandhu said the UGC had recognised GNDU's hard work and given greater autonomy.

Swami Vivekanand 125th Anniversary 2017

September 11, 2017, Hon'ble Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi addressed a Student Leaders Convention on the occasion of Pandit Deen Dayal Upadhyaya's Birth Centenary Celebration and 125th Anniversary of Swami Vivekanand's Address at the Chicago World Parliament of Religions on the theme YOUNG INDIA, NEW INDIA - A RESURGENT INDIA: FROM SANKALP TO SIDDHI. This address of the PM is to remind one and all about the relevance and significance of their teachings in the backdrop of today's social milieu. Through his speech Hon'ble PM has stressed on the importance of Youth involvement in today's socio-economic, religious and political affairs to ensure their right to education, career and spiritual emergence which will lead to make resurgent India and self sufficient India.

Sports Meet 2017

The sports meet was held in the campus from 3rd - 6th March,2017 with more than 15 sports events. The inaugral of the event was done by our worthy Associate Dean, Dr. Jyoteesh Malhotra. The students participated with great enthusiasm in all the indoor and outdoor events. The event concluded and a number of student participants & position holders were honoured during prize distribution ceremony.

IIT Bombay Spoken tutorial program

Guru Nanak Dev University has signed an agreement with IIT Bombay for spoken tutorial Program. The Spoken Tutorial activity is funded by the National Mission on Education through ICT, MHRD, Govt. of India. A free workshop on PHP and MySQL was conducted in the Department of Computer Science and Engineering during Jan-May 2017. Students of the department enthusiastically participated in the workshop for SELF learning. Dr. Pankaj Deep Kaur, Assistant Professor, CSE was appointed as the workshop coordinator for the learning of FOSS (Free and Open Source Software) namely PHP and MySQL. 18 students successfully completed the training and passed an online exam conducted remotely from IIT Bombay. Certificates for completion of PHP and MySQL training were awarded to the students.

TCS Workshop 2016

Senior dignitaries from Tata Consultancy Services (TCS), the giant IT services provider/the IT giant, visited the GNDU Regional Campus, Jalandhar.Mr.Rajit Sikka, Associate Consultant and Academic Relation Manager-India North, and Mr.Pankaj Bhardwaj, SAS consultant and Technical Architect, addressed the students on the various important aspects of the technological advances in the field of Telecom Convergence.Dr. Amit Chopra, Assistant Placement Officer, GNDU, Amritsar and Dr. Jyoteesh Malhotra, Associate Dean, GNDU, RC, Jalandhar shared his valuable views and knowledge on the fast-paced technological updations, such as IoT- the Smart City.

IIT ROPAR OUTREACH PROGRAM

In an effort to create awareness about the role of higher education and research, IIT Ropar conducted an outreach program for the students of the campus. The highly interactive and motivating session was held to bring forth the various unexplored and highly innovative upcoming aspects of various research spheres. The discussion also highlighted the opportunities in terms of career options, scholarships for the students of GNDU Regional Campus Jalandhar. The advantages of a merger of high-end research facilities and academia were also discussed.