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Punjabi University, GNDU vice-chancellors resign
15.03.17 - TEAM PT
Punjabi University, GNDU vice-chancellors resign

Punjabi University Vice-Chancellor Dr Jaspal Singh and Guru Nanak Dev University Vice-Chancellor Prof Ajaib Singh Brar have resigned from their posts.
Jaspal Singh met Governor VP Badnore in Chandigarh on Tuesday evening and put in his papers whereas Brar submitted his resignation today.
Prof AS Brar, who joined Guru Nanak Dev University as the vice-chancellor in 2009 and had had two extensions during his tenure. Brar said it was purely due to family circumstances that he requested the Governor to relieve him by March 31 as his only son was not keeping well.
Senior professors confirmed the news, saying that his only son had been keeping unwell. Due to this, Brar had been absent from the university since January and attended only major events.
Brar joined in 2009 and in 2012 he got his first extension. Then, in 2015, he got his second extension till July 2018, despite having crossed the age of 70 years.
Dr. Jaspal Singh had joined Punjabi University on December 11, 2007 and his term was later extended in 2010 till December 11, 2013.

He was then given an extension till December 11, 2015. He again got a three-year extension in 2015.

Had he completed his three-year term, he would have equalled the 11-year term of Kirpal Singh Narang, the second V-C of Punjabi University, which is the longest term served by a V-C of this university. 

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JNU wins 'Visitor's Award' for best varsity despite all the negative limelight
03.03.17 - team pt
JNU wins 'Visitor's Award' for best varsity despite all the negative limelight

Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU), which has been at the centre of controversies for over a year, has bagged the annual 'Visitor's Award' for the best varsity in the country.

JNU has been hogging limelight for all the wrong reasons since last February when three of its students were arrested on sedition charges in connection with an event on campus during which anti-national slogans were allegedly raised.

The varsity administration and students have been at loggerheads since then over various issues including curbs on protests, amendments in admission policy and massive seat cut in MPhil and PhD courses.

Despite all the negative limelight, the varsity has been recognised by the Visitor.

"The winners of Visitor's Award for 'Innovation' and 'Research' will receive a citation and cash award of Rs one lakh. The awards will be presented during a function as part of the 'Festival of Innovations'," the statement said.

JNU Vice Chancellor Jagadesh Kumar will receive the award including a citation and a trophy from President Pranab Mukherjee at an event at the Rasthrapati Bhavan on March 6.

"Deepak Pant from Central University of Himachal Pradesh has won the Visitor's Award for 'Innovation' while the Visitor's Award for 'Research' has been jointly won by Shyam Sunder from Banaras Hindu University and Niranjan Karak from Tezpur University," a Rashtrapati Bhavan statement said.

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Guru Nanak Dev University organises Annual Convocation
02.03.17 - TEAM PT
Guru Nanak Dev University organises Annual Convocation

"As leaders of the future global community, I urge you to develop sensitivity towards the ever evolving human needs and address these in a sustainable manner. And from this platform, I exhort all of you to contribute to the best of your abilities to the challenging task of nation building. I hope that you shall rise up to this noble cause and live up to the name of this university”, said the Governor of Punjab and Chancellor of the University V.P. Singh Badnore while delivering his Convocation address at the 43rd Annual Convocation of Guru Nanak Dev University here today in Dasmesh Auditorium of the University.

As many as 666 degrees and 154 medals in various disciplines were conferred on students & scholars for this academic session. These include Ph.D, M.Phil., MBA, M.Tech., MCA, LL.M., M.Lib., MBE, M.Com., M.Sc., M.A., B.Tech., B.Sc., BCA, LL.B., and B.Lib. The Chancellor gave the Ph.D, M Phil & Post-Graduate degrees while the Vice-Chancellor conferred Under-Graduate degrees to the students.      
Congratulating the graduates, researchers and award & medal winners for their academic achievements, Sh. Badnore said that "Today you are standing on the threshold of a new life. You must be grateful to this citadel of learning, your teachers and mentors for providing you a conducive environment that has enabled you to come this far. I am sure attaining quality education from one of the most prestigious institutions, accompanied by the core values of self discipline, endurance, focus and humility, are the real determinants of your success in professional and personal life.”
He also said these young graduates would imbibe the values of their ALMA MATER and work diligently to bring laurels to their institution. He also lauded the efforts of the highly competent faculty members in meticulously mentoring these young graduates.

Appreciating the academic environs of Guru Nanak Dev University, the Governor said that this institution has grown not only in terms of structure but also in stature as well over the years and has created its brand name globally. He said that as we all know, Convocation is an important milestone in the educational journey of a student. To many, it marks the end of their formal educational career and the beginning of their working life. To others it is just a stepping stone to pursue higher studies.

Concluding his Convocation address, while addressing the Alumni of this prestigious institution, he said that It was the duty of a civilized human being to express gratitude to those who have made them more than what they were. The alumni must give back to the institute from where they have imbibed quality education. Therefore, remember your institute wherever you go, contribute generously to make it stronger in the academic world, added the Chancellor. He also congratulated Prof. Brar and his staff for the multifaced developments of the University.

Vice-Chancellor, Prof. A.S. Brar welcomed Sh. Badnore and other dignitaries on this occasion. Prof. Karanjit Singh Kahlon, Registrar of the University was coordinating the convocation. Vice-Chancellor honoured the Governor with University memento and Prof. Navdeep Singh Tung, Dean, Academic Affairs presented vote of thanks.
Earlier, Prof. A.S. Brar appraised the Chancellor about the activities and achievement of the University in the field of academics, research, culture and sports.

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