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Warm start to new life

An induction-cum-orientation programme kicked off the new academic session of Central University of Bihar on Monday.

A welcome sign at the institute entrance greeted the students at both Patna and Gaya campuses. Glad to start a new chapter in their lives, the students felt proud to become part of the university.

Heads of departments and faculty members of the different programmes also made sure the students soon felt at home.

The one-on-one introduction of the faculty members and students, followed by a talk on the university’s features were among the highlights of the induction programme in Patna.

Rizwanul Haque, head, centre for biological sciences, said: “Apart from taking the new students through the important facts about the university and academic curriculum, we also explained them the career opportunities in the field of bio-science.”

The students were advised to maintain discipline and good conduct on the university campus, he added.

The centre for mass communication and media studies also showed the students a good time. The head of department, Kinshuk Pathak, and faculty members Sujeet Kumar and Anindya Deb ensured satisfactory arrangements were in place for the students’ first day at the university.

Pathak said, along with the course curriculum, the students were guided towards making a successful career in the field of media.

He added: “The day was quite pleasant. The students left the university premises on a positive note and with an eagerness to attend classes. The Central University of Bihar is also quite elated at getting students from diverse backgrounds. They shall be the university’s torchbearers for quality education in the long run.”

At the Gaya campus too, arrangements were in place for the induction programme.

Students of the integrated undergraduate programmes and a few postgraduate programmes attended the programme there.

Paris talks

Former vice-chancellor of Central University of Bihar Janak Pandey attended the International Congress of Applied Psychology in Paris last week.

Pandey, an internationally renowned psychologist, attended the meet as a member of the executive council of the International Union of Psychological Science and executive board of the International Association of Applied Psychology.

In academic sessions of the international congress, Pandey gave a presentation on the progress made in the development of indigenous psychology in India and other developing countries. The work ensures the indigenous psychology is suitable for application.

He argued that blind import of psychological theories from northwestern part of the globe serves no purpose.

The International Association of Applied Psychology also honoured Pandey, recognising him as its “fellow” and electing him as the president of its division on psychology and societal development.

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