A first – Panjab University syndicate elected unopposed: The Tribune India
Chandigarh, July 2nd
For the first time in the history of Panjab University, the 15-member syndicate was elected unanimously. The committee consists of two members each from the faculties of languages, law and medicine as well as three members each from the philosophical, natural sciences and combined faculties (dairy farming, animal husbandry and agriculture, education, business administration and trade, technology and technology, design) and fine arts and Pharmaceutical Sciences).
In addition, for the first time, a total of six female members were accepted into the syndicate. The term is July 2022 to December 2022.
From the medical sciences, Prof. Sukhbir Kaur (Faculty of Zoology) and Dr. Hemant Batra (Dr Harvansh Singh Judge, Institute of Dental Sciences and Hospital) selected; followed by Prof. Devinder Singh (Faculty of Law) and Davesh Moudgil (Attorney); Prof. Yojna Rawat (University School of Open Learning) and Prof. Mukesh Kumar Arora from Languages; Prof. Rupinder Kaur (Rector, Guru Nanak Khalsa College, Abohar) and Dr. Jagtar Singh (SGGS College, Sector 26, Chandigarh) and Dr. Jyanti Dutta (HRDC) from the Arts; dr Balbir Chand Josan, Prof. Savita Gupta (UIET, Panjab University), Dr. Surinder Singh Sangha (Principal, Dasmesh Girls’ College of Education, Badal) from Science; Satya Pal Jain (Additional Solicitor General of India), Prof. Prashant Gautam (University Institute of Hospitality and Tourism Management) and Dr. Neeru Malik (Dev Samaj College of Education) from combined faculties.
According to the PU calendar, the University Executive Government is the syndicate empowered to consider and make recommendations to the Senate as it sees fit on matters such as the appointment of Class A officers, college affiliations and disqualifications, and recommendations for appropriately considers the financial council’s annual budget, supplementary approvals, etc. The one-year term of office of the last Syndicate ended in December 2020. However, the new election was postponed amid the Covid-19 pandemic.
A landslide victory: Ex-MP
Satya Pal Jain, Additional Attorney General of India and former BJP MP from Chandigarh, called it a landslide victory. Sources claimed Jain played a key role in the formation of the Senate of Punjab University and now in the syndicate. Last year, the BJP group secured four seats – three from the arts and one from the combined faculties. No fewer than 11 elected members were from the Navdeep Goyal-Ashok Goyal alliance in the last syndicate. The alliance should be congress friendly. “It’s a very balanced team. It is perhaps the first time that the syndicate has six female members and most of the faculty members are from Panjab University,” Jain said.
Make recommendations to the Senate in its sole discretion on matters including, but not limited to, the appointment of Class A officers, college affiliation and removal, recommendations of the Finance Committee relating to the annual budget and additional grants.
The Punjab Uni Board proposes a fee increase
Chandigarh: A panel at Panjab University has proposed a fee increase for new admissions in the upcoming academic session. The panel has proposed a 7.5 percent increase for self-funded courses, which still has to be approved by the Senate, which is scheduled to meet on July 5. The decision was made at a recent meeting of the committee chaired by the University’s Dean of Instructions (DUI) and formed by Vice Chancellor Raj Kumar. TNS
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