Regular Punjabi University V-C likely by month-end

Punjabi University officiating vice-chancellor SK Sandhu, who also holds the charge of additional chief secretary (higher education and languages) hinted that a regular V-C could be appointed by the end of the month.

He said this at a meeting with heads of departments and deans of various faculties at the senate hall on Tuesday. “I will also impress upon the government to work to ease the financial crunch at the varsity,” he told the gathering. He added that a committee had been formed to file a reply over the matter of re-employed professors.

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Sandhu’s predecessor Anurag Verma had relieved these and the decision was challenged in the Punjab and Haryana high court. He listened to demands of student unions as well as to complaints and grievances of some of the professors.

On Shiromani Gurdwara Parbandhak Committee (SGPC’s) demand for ban on the sale of Mahankosh for alleged errors, Sandhu said the university was looking into the matter. “Bhai Kahan Singh, the writer of Mahankosh, is widely respected. There is no doubt that the content of literature like Mahankosh is excellent. We will hold a meeting over the matter,” he added.

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