SUBJECT :Environmental Days 

 Panjab University on Wednesday organised a tree plantation drive on the campus. The drive was carried out under the leadership of PU NSS Programme Coordinator Prof Navdeep Sharma. Environmentalist Baba Balbir Singh Seechewal was the chief guest on the occasion. Seechewal planted medicinal trees along with NSS programme officers, volunteers and students, near the NSS office, on the university campus. He stressed the need for channelising the energy of students in a positive direction. He asked youngsters to come forward and join the mission of making Earth clean and green.

Applications Invited

The Centre for IAS and Other Competitive Examinations, Panjab University, has invited applications for the forthcoming coaching classes for civil services preliminary examinations to be conducted by the UPSC in 2017. Students can submit the application forms till July 25. The entrance test for the admissions would be conducted on July 27. Graduates or final year college students in any subject recognised by the UPSC are eligible for the entrance test.

PULEET Answer Key

The answer key along with question booklet of PULEET entrance test 2016 conducted by Panjab University on July 10 is available on the website i.e.

The candidates can file their objections regarding discrepancy and accuracy of the answers in writing to Assistant Registrar (CET), Aruna Ranjit Chandra Hall, Panjab University, or by email at, by July 14 up to 12 noon.

Principal Appointed

Dr BP Yadav has joined as the 16th Principal of Post Graduate Government College, Sector 46, Chandigarh on Wednesday. He has been a distinguished academician and joined the service as a lecturer in 1983 at Government College, Sector 40, Chandigarh, which later got converted into Government College for Boys, Sector 46, Chandigarh, on November 17, 1989. An erudite scholar, Dr Yadav is MA, PhD in Defence and Strategic Studies and also possesses a bachelor’s degree in law from Panjab University. He also served as the Dean and Vice-Principal of Post Graduate Government College, Sector 11. Actively engaged in teaching, research and guiding students at various levels, Dr Yadav is a member of the Board of Studies, Panjab University, Chandigarh.

‘Majoritarian Nationalism’

Former Punjab Deputy Speaker Bir Devinder Singh on Wednesday blamed the majoritarian nationalism for Kashmir continuing to burn over the years. He said there was no space for aspirations of minorities under the majoritarian nationalism and this was the biggest threat. He was delivering the presidential address at the function organised by the Sikh Education Society at Guru Gobind Singh College here. It was Tohra who had introduced him to politics. He started his career with All-India Sikh Students Federation. “The problem in India was that the aspirations of minorities were being dubbed as communalism, while majoritarianism as nationalism,” he said — TNS

Source: The Tribune, Chandiagrh