06062023-CT-01.qxd 6/6/2023 12:58 AM Page 1 c m y b Chandigarh tribune HC JUDGE OPENS LEGAL AID DEFENCE COUNSEL OFFICE TABLEAU SPREADS MESSAGE ON PLASTIC POLLUTION YOUTH GETS 20-YR RI FOR RAPING MINOR STEPSISTER Justice Ritu Bahri inaugurates office of Legal Aid Defence Counsel at District Courts in Sector 43. P3 Chd Pollution Control Committee celebrates 50th anniversary of World Environment Day. P3 Fast-Track Special Court sentences 27-year-old to undergo 20 years of RI for raping his minor stepsister. P3 » » AIR QUALITY INDEX CHANDIGARH 122 PANCHKULA 68 MOHALI 109 401-500 301-400 201-300 101-200 51-100 0-50 SEVERE VERY POOR POOR MODERATE SATISFACTORY GOOD INBRIEF MAN HELD FOR BICYCLE THEFT Chandigarh: A 27-year-old man was caught stealing a bicycle. Complainant Deepak Patel, a resident of Palsora village, alleged he caught Ashok Kumar, alias Lalu, a resident of Khuda Lahora, stealing a bicycle from his house. A case has been registered at the Sector 39 police station. TNS TWO NABBED FOR FLOUTING NORMS Chandigarh: Two persons were arrested for violation of District Magistrate’s orders. The police said Sonu was held for running a PG facility at Burail in violation of orders. Also, Sanjay (29) failed to provide information about employees at his hotel in Burail. Both were booked under Section 188 of IPC at the Sector 34 police station. They were later released on bail. TNS BIKER INJURED IN MISHAP, 1 BOOKED Chandigarh: An ambulance driver has been booked for hitting a biker. Complainant Mehndi Hussain, a resident of Mani Majra, claimed his bike was hit by an ambulance near the Housing Board light point. He was admitted to the PGI. A case has been registered against driver Taslim at the Mani Majra police station. TNS NIRF-2023 But gains overall points | Retains 25th rank among varsities Deepankar Sharda STAFF CRUNCH, SHORTAGE OF FUNDS KEY FACTORS Tribune News Service Chandigarh, June 5 For the second consecutive year, Panjab University slipped three spots in the National Institutional Ranking Framework (NIRF)-2023 released by the Ministry of Human Resource Development (MHRD) today. After attaining 41st overall rank with 51.23 points in 2022, the university dropped to the 44th positioned. However, university’s overall points improved to 53.31, against 51.23 last year. In 2021, the university had attained the 38th rank. The NIRF outlines a methodology drawn from a broad understanding arrived at by a core committee set up by the MHRD to identify the parameters for ranking of various universities and institutions. The parameters are: Teaching, Learning and Resources (TLR), Research and Professional Practices (RPC), Graduation Outcomes (GO), Outreach and Inclusivity (OI) and Perception. Out of 100 points, the PU scored 51.09 points in TLR, 46.65 in RPC, 75.77 in GO, 59.92 in OI and 28.52 points in Perception. While the overall rank slipped by three spots, among the Indian universities, the PU retained the 25th rank. While the university had scored 52.80 points last year, the score improved to 54.86 this time. The PU scored 51.09 points in TLR, 46.65 in RPC, 75.77 in GO, 59.92 in OI and 43.96 points in Perception. Dip in research rankings In research, the PU witnessed another dip in comparison to last year. In 2022, it funds to strengthen infra are ❝Shortage of faculty, lack ofinnovative skill enhancementkey factors for the drop. With implementation of NEP-2020, courses will be introduced and internships in industry and field work will strengthen curriculum. ❞ — Prof Renu Vig, PU VC OVERALL SHOW Year 2023 2022 2021 2020 2019 Rank 44 41 38 44 34 Overall Score 53.31 51.23 50.31 50.24 51.25 UNIVERSITIES Year 2023 2022 2021 Overall Score 54.86 52.80 51.59 PHARMACY CU CLIMBS 3 SPOTS; IISER OVERALL 51ST 2023 2022 2021 Gaining three points to finish right below PU, Chandigarh University, Gharuan, claimed overall 45th rank. The Indian Institute of Science Education & Research, Mohali, got overall 51st rank. 2023 2022 2021 was ranked 29th with 50.15 points, while this time, it slipped to 33rd, but with 50.65 points. The PU improved its points in quantitative research with 41.05 points, up from last year’s 38.54, followed by a marginal increase in qualitative research with 52.17 points against 52.02 earlier. There’s a major dip in the parameter of students and faculty contribution, as the university scored 68.18 points in comparison to last year’s 66.33, while in outreach and inclusivity, the university scored 59.92 points in Rank 25 25 23 8 3 2 72.34 76.29 77.79 RESEARCH 33 29 28 50.65 50.15 48.71 comparison to 61.34 gained last year. In perception, the university again witnessed a dip from 35.79 points to 30.58 this year. Dismal show in engg, mgmt The PU witnessed a major drop in engineering and management rankings. In engineering, the university, which was positioned 92nd in the last ranking, failed to find a mention among the top 100 institutes. Initially, the list showed the PU at the 97th position, but it was revised later and the 97th rank was HOME SCIENCE COLLEGE PLACED 52ND ■ Govt Home Science College, Sec 10, only college to feature in NIRF, claimed 52nd rank with 55.94 points, against 46th spot last year with 56.26 points ■ PEC didn’t find a mention in the rankings. In engineering, Chandigarh College of Engineering & Technology, Sector 26; PEC and PU (UIET) had taken part ■ Chandigarh College of Architecture, Sector 12, featured in this year’s rankings, claiming 29th rank with 51.38 points claimed by Pandit Dwarka Prasad Mishra Indian Institute of Information Technology, Design and Manufacturing (IIITDM). In management, the university slipped to 82nd rank from last year’s 67th. This year, the university scored 50.99, 31.96, 69.86, 51.01 and 20.8 points, respectively, in the above parameters in comparison to last year’s 56.32, 29.47, 66.45, 60.45 and 18.23 points, respectively. Fares poorly in pharmacy Another embarrassment came from the pharmacy department as the university dropped to the eight rank in comparison to last year’s third. The university scored 66.38, 76.02, 71.90, 71.63 and 80.85 points in comparison to 74.01, 78.42, 73.34, 71.98 and 86.94, respectively. In dental, the university attained the 34th rank with 51.21 points. In 2020, the dental department had ranked 28th with 53.09 points. In the law stream, it failed to figure among the top 100 institutions. Prof Sanjeev Sharma, Director, Internal Quality Assurance Cell, PU, said: “We have maintained our position among universities at the 25th spot. On all five parameters, our scores have improved and we are in the bracket of 11 to 50 in innovation ranking of all higher education institutions.” Among private universities, Chandigarh University, Gharuan, claimed the overall 45th rank with 53.29 points. It gained three points to finishing right below the PU. Among universities, it was placed 27th (63.55 TLR, 25.22 RPC, 75.62 GO, 80.27 OI, 48.63 perception), two spots below the PU. In engineering, the CU claimed the 38th position, while in management, it secured the 36th position. In pharmacy, it got the 34th position and in architecture, it claimed the 15th position. Chitkara University was placed in the overall 101-115 rank bracket. In engineering, it claimed 92nd position, while in management it secured the 64th rank. In pharmacy, it was placed 16th with 70.17 points in TLR, 57.88 in RPC, 57.58 in GO, 63.40 in OI and 63.13 in perception, while in architecture, the institute secured 30th position. Continued on page 2 Tribune News Service Mohali, June 5 The district police have arrested 11 suspects in three different cases of NDPS Act, snatching and theft, and recovered two pistols, three live rounds, 300 gm heroin, 80 mobile phones and six bikes from their possession. The Sadar Kharar police booked Ropar native Davinder Singh, alias Baba, 31; Kangra’s Ajay Kumar, 35; and Khanna native Sandeep Singh, 32, and seized 300 gm heroin, two pistols and three live rounds from them. Davinder is facing at least nine cases of attempted murder, rioting, Arms Act and 8 others arrested with 80 stolen phones Suspects in custody of the Mohali police. PHOTO: VICKY NDPS Act at different police stations. Also, Sandeep is involved in three NDPS and Excise Act cases. They were nabbed near Bhago Continued on page 2 Tribune News Service Chandigarh, June 5 The municipal corporation will take up the agenda for setting up of a new waste processing plant at its general House meeting on Tuesday. The move is expected to face opposition from the AAP , which has been demanding shifting of the plant from Dadu Majra to Sector 25. At the last House meeting, the AAP’s area councillor had threatened to take to the streets if the plant was approved at Dadu Majra. The councillor contends the setting of the plant would lead to foul smell and cause inconvenience to already AT ODDS OVER GARBAGE MESS ■ AAP has opposed setting up of plant at Dadu Majra, saying it will cause inconvenience to area residents; it wants site shifted to Sec 25 ■ The Congress has so far kept its cards close to the chest on the issue of location, while the ruling BJP is in favour of the move ■ Plant is proposed to come up at site where first part of legacy waste has been cleared; MC has reduced project period from 25 to 15 years affected residents of the area. The Congress has so far not opened its cards on the location issue, while the ruling BJP is in favour of the move. Following a suggestion of councillors at a high-powered Continued on page 2 11 months on, single-use ban plastic only on paper WORLD ENVIRONMENT DAY Polybags, restricted items available freely in city markets Sandeep Rana CHALLANS ISSUED THIS YEAR Tribune News Service Chandigarh, June 5 Use of single-use plastic continues unabated in the city even as several awareness programmes were organised to mark World Environment Day today. Polythene bags are being used openly in city’s vegetable markets and local shops as shopkeepers and vendors do not hesitate to hand over items in these bags. Other banned plastic materials are also readily Month Jan Feb March April May Total No. of challans 87 77 42 86 57 349 Weight of plastic* 33.5 26.3 16.26 41.66 15.33 133.06 ❝ ❞ — Anindita Mitra, MC COMMISSIONER (*IN KG) available in the market. The authorities have from time to time challaned violators, but it has failed to act as CITIZENS MUST TAKE LEAD This should be a citizendriven initiative. No shopkeeper wants to keep polybags. Citizens must carry own bags. If they carry own water bottles, use of bottled water will go down. a deterrent. Although partial impact is visible on the ground as some traders and market associations have stopped its use. Interestingly, most of the household garbage picked up by door-to-door waste collec- c m y b tors of the MC daily is given in plastic bags. “There is a need for behavioural change and awareness. When single-use plastic was banned, there was some initial impact, but gradually the banned items started coming back into the market. Consumers as well as sellers have to realise this and shun its use,” says Prof Ravindra Khaiwal from the Department of Community Medicine and School of Public Health, PGI. Continued on page 2 LIVE / ONLINE Classes Available FACEBOOK/CHANDIGARHTRIBUNE PGI retains second position for 6th time Naina Mishra Tribune News Service Chandigarh, June 5 The Post-Graduate Institute of Medical Education and Research (PGI) has maintained its second position in the ‘medical’ category of the National Institutional Ranking Framework (NIRF)-2023 for the sixth consecutive year. The All-India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS), New Delhi, has claimed the top spot in the rankings, while Christian Medical College, Vellore, is placed third. While the PGI has consistently excelled in various aspects, it scored the lowest on the outreach and inclusivity parameter, with a score of 64.97. There has also been a decline in the graduation outcome score for the PGI, dropping from 85.34 in 2022 to 79.79 this year. This decline raises concerns about the institution’s performance in terms of placement and higher studies, university examination results, median salary, and PhD students. It is crucial for the PGI to address these aspects to ensure better outcomes for its graduates. AIIMS demonstrated superior performance when compared to the PGI across the various parameters in the 2023 rankings. It surpassed the PGI in every parameter, MEDICALFares poorly in ‘perception’, ‘outreach’ TOP 3 MEDICAL INSTITUTIONS 1 AIIMS, New Delhi 2 PGI, Chandigarh 3 Christian Medical College, Vellore COMMENDABLE FEAT laud the ❝Imembersfaculty andfor staff of the PGI their unwavering support and dedication in achieving this remarkable feat. — Prof Vivek Lal, DIRECTOR, PGI ❞ showcasing its excellence in teaching, research, graduation outcomes, outreach, inclusivity, and perception. The PGI obtained a score of 71.42 in perception parameter, which reflects its overall reputation among academic peers and employers. Though this is substantially lower than AIIMS’ perfect score of 100. Continued on page 2 HOW INSTITUTE SCORED ON KEY PARAMETERS PARAMETER Teaching, Learning & Resources Research and Professional Practice Graduation Outcome Outreach and Inclusivity Perception Total (SCORE OUT OF 100) 3 in police net with 2 AtMCHousemeettoday,AAPsetto pistols, 80 gm heroin oppose new Dadu Majra waste unit MAX 38°C | MIN 24°C YESTERDAY MAX 37°C | MIN 23.4°C SUNRISE WEDNESDAY 5:21 AM TWITTER/THETRIBUNECHD PU drops three slots, ranked 44th MAINLY CLEAR SKY SUNSET TUESDAY 7:22 PM » TUESDAY | 6 JUNE 2023 | CHANDIGARH FORECAST PGI 2022 78.62 83.18 85.34 62.15 71.78 79 AIIMS 2023 88.53 83.15 79.79 64.97 71.42 81.10 98.47 93.85 98.07 70.06 100 94.32
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