NIPER holds PhD entrance test today CHANDIGARH: A total of 397 students are likely to appear in the examination conducted by National Institute of Pharmaceutical Education and Research (NIPER), SAS Nagar, on Sunday for admission in PhD courses. The entrance test will be conducted for the admission in PhD courses for 2013 at four NIPER institutes - Guwahati, Hajipur, Hyderabad and SAS Nagar. The test is being organised at Chandigarh, Ahmedabad, Hyderabad and Kolkata. SD College to start new courses CHANDIGARH: SD College got an approval from Panjab University to start honours in psychology and sociology from 2013-14 academic session here on Saturday. Students with an honours degree will get weightage in admission to master’s courses. The college has been running elective subjects in sociology and psychology since 1994 and 2005, respectively. 300 persons donate blood for thalassemic children CHANDIGARH: More than 300 persons donated blood at the 132nd camp organised by Thalassemic Children Welfare Association at Zakir Hall of Post Graduate Institute of Medical Education and Research (PGIMER) here on Saturday. The camp - third in series of six blood donation camps this year - is orgainsed especially during summers when there is an acute shortage of blood. The camp was conducted by a team of doctors and technicians led by Dr Neelam Marwaha, head of the department of blood transfusion at PGIMER and also a member of medical advisory board of the association. Workshop on analog electronics starts at GGGI AMBALA : A two-week workshop on “Analog Electronics” organised by Indian Society of Technical Education (ISTE) in collaboration with IIT, Kharagpur, started at Galaxy Global Group of Institutions (GGGI), Dinarpur, here on Friday. ND Sharma, dean, faculty of engineering, emphasised on the importance of analog electronics for the academic growth of engineering colleges. Anindya Sundar Dhar, Pradip Mandal, Indrajit Chakrabart and Achintya Halder from IIT, Khargapur, delivered lectures on single-stage amplifier, multi-stage amplifier and feedback amplifiers. 15 Sukhmani students placed DERA BASSI: Sri Sukhmani Institute of Engineering and Technology held a placement drive for students of BTech mechanical, here this Saturday. 50 students appeared in the process and 15 were selected by India Dye Chem, Delhi at an average package of three lakhs per annum. Principal GN Verma and registrar Gurpreet Kaur congratulated the students. Job fest organised at PHD Chambers CHANDIGARH: Industrial training institute CS Infotech organised a job fest for its 372 students, out of which 153 have got interview calls, at PHD Chambers, here on Saturday. Job opportunities were available for students from BTech, BCA, MTech, and MCA. IT companies like Deftsoft, RV Technologies, Enest Technologies, Sofster and others particicpated in the fest. Doaba students to get free tablet PCS SAS NAGAR: Doaba Group of Colleges, Kharar, will be giving free tablet PCs to all students taking admission in BTech and MBA courses. This was announced by the trustees here on Saturday. Navpreet Singh Sangha and Gurpreet Singh Batth, trustees of the group, said it was being done to enhance the quality of teaching and learning experience of the students. They added that these tablets were integral to the new advanced hi-tech lecture halls being introduced at the institute this year. Institute director Daljit Singh said, “These systems will greatly improve education delivery mechanism, enable anytime-anywhere learning, and ensure comprehensive evaluation via range of inbuilt tools and applications.” Environment Day celebrated at SPCET DERA BASSI: A seminar was held at Swami Parmanand Group of Colleges (SPGC) to mark celebrations of World Environment Day, here this Saturday. The function which was organised by the NSS unit of SPGC started with a welcome address by G S Rattan, programme coordinator followed by a speech from director T D Sharma Sharma elaborated the importance of world environment day and its impact on society. A video titled “Poison On Platter” was played. Principal Jyoti Kaul Mattoo delivered a session on “Our roles and responsibilities for protecting environment.” Associate Professor Nealkamal gave the vote of thanks.