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.