Agricultural scientists vying for V-C posts at GNDU, Punjabi University

Agricultural scientists and economists dominate the lists of names from whom the new vice-chancellor of Guru Nanak Dev University, Amritsar, and Punjabi University, Patiala, will be picked. The state government’s screening-cum-selection committee has jointly shortlisted 20 candidates for both posts so far. It will be pruned further by Tuesday, it is learnt Among the scientists in fray are Dr Satvir Singh Gosal, a plant-breeding scientist who is a former director of research at Punjab Agricultural University, Ludhiana; and Dr Satwinder Singh Marwaha, coordinator of the Centre for Applied Agriculture at…

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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…

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