15-APR-2015: A six-member delegation of the Chemistry Department, Panjab University, Chandigarh visited the Aligarh Muslim University to discuss prospects of a long lasting cooperation and collaborations especially by way of sharing and transferring knowledge and technical expertise between the chemistry departments of AMU and Panjab University.
The novel exchange programme has been initiated by the AMU Vice Chancellor, Lt. Gen. Zameer Uddin Shah and the Vice Chancellor of Panjab University, Prof. Arun Kumar Grover for inter-university interaction amongst students and teachers to promote exchange of ideas of common interest to strengthen research through possible collaboration, infrastructure utilization and common PhD platform.
The six-member delegation, which is on a two-day visit to AMU, has been sent by Prof. Venugopalan, Chairman, Department of Chemistry, Panjab University, under the leadership of Prof. Rajat Sandhir, who is also the President of Teachers' Association of Panjab University, Chandigarh. The other members include Dr. Amandeep Sarova, Dr. Rohit Sharma, Dr. Amarjit Kaur, Ms. Renu and Ms. Sherry Mittal. During the visit, the team members will be engaged in interactive meetings with students and delivering lectures on various topics.
It may be noted that the Panjab University has consistently occupied the number one position amongst Indian Universities in various ranking surveys including the Times Higher Education (THE) Asian Universities' survey, conducted during the past few years.
While interacting with the faculty members of Panjab University, Prof. Mohd. Shakir, Chairman, Department of Chemistry, AMU said that this department is one of the oldest departments in the University with a rich tradition of high quality research and teaching in analytical, organic, inorganic and physical chemistry. He said that the department was established in 1911 under the leadership of noted scientist Prof. H.B. Duncliff.
Prof. Shakir pointed out that the Department of Chemistry has always occupied pivotal position and played a key role in ascertaining the overall status, and national and international ranking of the University. He said that the department was supported by novel programmes like FIST (DST), SAP (DRS-II) and PURSE-II.
Related PicturesPanjab University delegation members in an interactive meeting at Dept. of Chemistry