Karnal: A two-week short-term course on ‘Health, nutrition and fitness’ was started by the UGC research and new courses committee of Dyal Singh College. Convener of the committee Ritu Sharma introduced chief guest Sudesh, professor at the University School of Management and director of the Women’s Studies Research Centre, Kurukshetra University, and resource person CA Manisha Saluja to the participants. Prof Sudesh highlighted a study of the Okinawa community in Japan. He said in spite of being worst-affected by nuclear attacks during the World War II, Okinawa has the largest number of people aged over 100 because they take locally grown diets, walk a lot and fulfil their nutritional requirements. She also emphasised the role of women in ensuring the good health of her family members. Vice Admiral Satish Soni, general secretary of the Dyal Singh College governing body, said, “To live a healthy life we should inculcate discipline in our daily routine. We may know all about fitness but without self-determination and discipline, we cannot keep ourselves healthy.”
MPhil, PhD admissions from today
Rohtak: Maharshi Dayanand University (MDU) has issued the admission notice for MPhil and PhD programmes and award of the University Research Scholarship (URS) for the session 2020-2021. MDU Registrar Prof Gulshan Lal Taneja said the online registration for the admission process would commence on November 23 while the last date for the submission of applications is December 14. The details of seats, entrance exam syllabi and admission schedule, etc will be available on the MDU website, Prof Taneja added.
Webinar on technical education
Kurukshetra: A daylong national webinar was organised by Technology Education and Research Integrated Institutions in collaboration with the Shikha Sanskriti Uthhan Nyas on the theme – Technical education: Significance and opportunities. Jagram, north regional convenor of the Shiksha Sanskriti Uthan Nyas, initiated the webinar mentioning that no religion was higher than service. Dinesh Kumar, professor in the department of mechanical and industrial engineering, delivered the keynote lecture on the Internet of things and industry 4.0. Dr. VK Goel, vertical head, iNurture Education Solutions Pvt Ltd, Bengaluru, deliberated his vision on one of the latest technologies that revolutionised our digital world and explained how scientists use a large volume of data to interpret the consequences, which helps in taking decisions for future in the respective field. Profe Ajai Jain from the mechanical engineering department, NIT, delivered a lecture on the integration of process planning and scheduling. Prof Chhagan from the electronics and communication engineering department explained the significance of cognitive radio networks for 5G and beyond. Prof Rajneesh from the mechanical engineering department, NIT, shared his extensive research on ‘Bio-energy: Technology and transitions’.
Talk on national harmony
Kurukshetra: Satish Kumar, national organiser of the Swadeshi Jagran Manch, said Kurukshetra University (KU) should create a model of self-sufficiency in the country. “The KU is known across India as it has great potential to make more than 5 lakh students learn self-reliance. The KU teachers should provide a platform for the students to develop their inner skills so that they can become role models of self-reliance.” Kumar was speaking as a keynote speaker under the joint programme of the department of youth and cultural affairs, KU and Swadesh Swavalamban Trust, under the National Communal Harmony Campaign Week. The topic of talk was ‘Swadeshi to self-reliance and national harmony’. He said Swadeshi was not just a matter of procurement but had a deep sense of nationalism embedded in it. Satish said Covid had severely disrupted the economies of all countries of the world. “Prime Minister Narendra Modi sees this time as a good business opportunity for India. Only locally manufactured products have shown us the way forward. This should be the mantra to become self-reliant.” Meanwhile, KU Vice Chancellor Prof Som Nath Sachdeva said the Trust works to increase brotherhood in the country and maintain national unity. Swadeshi means ‘Made by India’, meaning that more than 50 per cent of the rights were with the Indians.