CRIKC Activities

Year: 2017

1. Workshop on Chandigarh Urban Observatory. [ Details ]

Year: 2016

1. 12-17 December, 2016: Sixth GIAN (Global Initiative of Academic Networks) workshop at the Panjab University campus. [ Details ]
2. 21-26 November, 2016: Fifth GIAN (Global Initiative of Academic Networks) workshop at the Panjab University campus. [ Details ]
3. 14-19 November, 2016: Fourth GIAN (Global Initiative of Academic Networks) workshop at the Panjab University campus. [ Details ]
4. 24-28 October, 2016: Third GIAN (Global Initiative of Academic Networks) workshop at the Panjab University campus. [ Details ]
5. 01-05 August, 2016: Second GIAN (Global Initiative of Academic Networks) workshop at the Panjab University campus. [ Details ]
7. 26 July, 2016: Australian High Commissioner to India met the PU Vice Chancellor Prof Arun Kumar Grover. Australian High Commissioner evinced keen interest to have closer relationship & CRIKC institutions [ Details ]
8. 22-28 March, 2016: First GIAN (Global Initiative of Academic Networks) workshop at the Panjab University campus. [ Details ]

Year: 2015

1. Dec 08, 2015: University of Birmingham formalises links with CRIKC via Panjab University [ ]
2. 20 October, 2015: A joint research collaborating meeting between CRIKC institutions and Australia delegates was held on Oct 20, 2015 at PU, for long term relationship in terms of research collaboration via fast track funds, new symposia and conferences, both in academia and industrial sector.
3. 16th April 2015: The SECOND Lecture Series of CRIKC Bio-Club at IMTECH, Chandigarh.
4. 13th April 2015: Chemical and Other Bonds by Dr. Nilabh Shastri, Professor and Head, Division of Immunology and Pathogenesis, University of California, U.S.A. at Prof. R. C. Paul auditorium, Deptt. of Chemistry, Panjab University, Chandigarh.
5. 13 April 2015: A lecture entitled "Chemical and Other Bonds" by Dr. Nilabh Shastri, Prof. and Head, Division of Immunology and Pathogenesis, University of California, U.S.A. was held in the Dept of Chemistry, PU on April 13, 2015.
6. 13th April 2015: Can sustained stimulation of the retinal pigment epithelium reattach the retina? by Dr. Subrata Tripathi, Professor, Institute of Physics, Bhubaneshwar at Auditorium of Advanced Eye Care Centre, PGIMER, Chandigarh.
7. 12 March 2015: Professor N. Mukunda, Emeritus Professor, Centre for High Energy Physics, IISc, Bengaluru delivered a seminar titled "Science and the Human Predicament" on March 12, 2015 in the Dept of Physics, PU.
8. 9th Chandigarh Science Congress (CHASCON) - 2015, was organized by Panjab University in collaboration with other CRIKC institutions from Feburary 25 - 27, 2015. The conference was inaugurated by noted scientist Professor Padmanabhan Balram (Padam Bhushan, Padma Shri) former Director, Indian Institute of Sciences, Bengaluru, and also delivered a key note address on "Chemistry at the Fringes of Biology". The inaugural function was presided over by Professor Arun Grover, Vice Chancellor, Panjab University. (Website: CHASCON 2015)
9. 23 Feburary, 2015: Lecture entitled "Challenges at the Interface of Engineering, Data and Life Sciences" by Professor Shankar Subramaniam at IISER, Mohali.
10. University of Burgundy, France has shown interest in having collobration with CRIKC institutions. In this connection, Professor Franck Marzani and Professor Cedric Demonceaux has interaction with CRIKC faculty members from Feburary 13 - 15, 2015.
11. On Feburary 12, 2015, Dr. Peter Lund, Reader in Molecular Microbiology, School of Biosciences, University of Birmingham, U.K. visited CRIKC institutes - PEC University of Technology and Panjab University and interacted with faculty members and delievered a scientific lecture on "Laboratory-based evolution as a technique to probe mechanisms of stress resistance" at Panjab University.
12. 11 Feburary, 2015: Lecture entitled "Goods and Services Tax: What and How?" by Professor Indira Rajaraman at PU Colloquium series at Panjab University.
13. 07 Feburary, 2015: Lecture entitled "Measuring Molecules: Mass Spectrometers in Science, Medicine and Business" by Professor R. Graham, Purdue Cooks at IISER, Mohali.
14. 02 Feburary, 2015: Lecture entitled "What we don't know that we know when we laugh at a joke: Human knowledge of linguistics" by Professor Ayesha Kidwai at PU Colloquium series at Panjab University.
15. CRIKC initiated an outreach program named as "PU OPEN Minds" (Panjab University Outreach Program for Enlightening and Nurturing Young Minds) for school students. The Outreach program was inaugurated by Prof. Arun Kumar Grover, Vice Chancellor, on 28th January 2015 at 10.30 am in the Physics auditorium of Panjab University and lectures by two eminent scientists, Professor O. P. Katare from University Institute of Pharmaceutical Sciences (UIPS), Panjab University delivered a lecture entitled "My Life, My Goals: Answers are Easy, Questions are Difficult" and Professor Arvind from Indian Institute of Science Education & Research (IISER), Mohali also delivered a lecture entitled "A glimpse into the Quantum World".

Year: 2014

1.  Interaction of CRIKC institutions with Director Growth & Engagement-Home office London was organized on December 12, 2015 at 1:00 p.m. at Panjab University. The purpose of the interaction was to make Indian students aware about the study and employment opportunities available in England.
2.  1st outreach activity under Bio-Club, CRICK was orgnized on November 8, 2014 at Physics Auditorium, Panjab Univeristy
3.  "Conclave on Science Education - A Manifesto For India's Future" was held on November 29, 2014, ICSSR Seminar Hall, Panjab University. This conclave was held under the aegis of Observer Research Foundation, Mumbai (ORF, Mumbai) in association with CRICK and Society for Promotion of Science & Technology in India (SPSTI).
4.  A delegation consisting of Faculty members of Nottingham University and Officials of Nottingham visited CRIKC institutions on November 24, 2014, to concretise the possibilities of collaborations between the Nottingham University and CRIKC institutions.
5.  Department of Computer Science and Engineering of PEC University Technology in association with CRIKC has organized a one day workshop "Research Scholars Congregation's Future" at PEC University of Technology on November 12, 2014. (Website: PEC)
6.  The British Council and CRIKC had organized an inter-university competition "The Great Debate - 2014" on the topic "Social media has made the world dangerous and unstable". The event was held on 12th September, 2014 at 2:30 pm, in the Golden Jubilee Hall at Panjab University, Chandigarh. The debate was judged by David Lelliott, British Deputy High Commissioner, Chandigarh, Sumita Misra, Secretary, Tourism, Hospitality & Transport, MD Haryana Tourism Corporation, & Transport Commissioner, Govt of Haryana, Gaurav Arora, Head of Programmes, North India, British Council and chaired by Ms. Supreet Dhiman, Association of British Scholars.
7.  A delegation of 7 members from CRIKC institutions lead by Professor Arun Grover, Vice Chancellor, Panjab University visited U.K., for study and networking with UK Universities from August 26 - September 2, 2014.
 Rest of the activities are available in the Annual Report 2013-14.

Year: 2013

1. CRIKC participation in workshop held at IIT Ropar on 2nd July, 2013. The theme of the workshop "Eradicating the problem of open field burning in India: turning agricultural waste into energy", emerging out of in IIT Ropar - Aston University U.K. initiative.
2. Panjab University along with CRIKC is going to host 79th annual meeting of Indian Academy of Sciences from November 8thh to 10th at PU Chandigarh with the activities on 9th and 10th to be held in other institutions associated with CRIKC, viz., CSIR-IMTECH and IISER Mohali.
3. This was followed by another visit of Mr. Rob on 24th July to Chandigarh.
4. Director British Council in India, Mr. Rob Lynes, has already visited PU to explore CRIKC as a facilitator to promote interaction between British Universities and Chandigarh region institutions.
5. Visit by Japanese delegation from AIST at P.U., Campus to explore collaboration in Biological Sciences.
6. National Technology Day lecture on May 11, 2013 at P.U., Chandigarh by Dr Girish Sahni, Director CSIR Institute of Microbial Technology, 'Challenges and Opportunity for Translation of Science for Public Good'
7. Professor Richard Jones, a Distinguished Professor at Oxford University, U.K. and President Physiological Society, U.K., was hosted by CRIKC at PGIMER as a one stop interaction point for all the institutions in the region. He delivered a lecture entitled: Spatial Ca2+/H+ ion coupling in the heart: a key substrate for arrhythmia?
8. Prof. Yehiam Prior, a Distinguished Professor in Chemical Physics at Weizmann Institute of Science Israel visited P.U. Campus, PGIMER and IISER, Mohali and gave two lectures at P.U. and IISER.
9. Lecture by Shri Pawan Agarwal, Advisor Higher Education Planning Commission' entitled, Higher Education in the 12th Plan and Beyond: Strategy and Approach'
10. Lecture by Sam Pitroda entitled, 'Importance of Information Technology Infrastructure in Growth and Development of the Nation' 23rd January, 2013.