August 16, 2017 | By Sikh Siyasat Bureau
Chandigarh: After a delay of almost four months the Punjab government here on Monday finally cleared the appointments of Jaspal Singh Sandhu as the Vice-Chancellor of Guru Nanak Dev University (GNDU), Amritsar, and BS Ghuman as the VC of Punjabi University, Patiala on regular basis.
Both of them will be having a term of three years.
A five-member selection committee headed by former Punjab Tractors’ Limited chairman Chander Mohan had shortlisted six names — three each for the two universities — and sent them to Chief Minister Capt Amarinder Singh, media reports said.
After selecting the persons, the CM recommended their names to Punjab Governor VP Singh Badnore for his assent.
It was further reported by the media sources that around 271 persons had applied for the pots, out of them about 175 were shortlisted and of them, 31 were called for interview on August 10 and 11. Subsequently, a panel of three persons for the two universities each was sent to the CM, reads a quote from a report published in an English tabloid.
As further reported by the media sources the selection committee included the Chief Secretary, Additional Chief Secretary (Higher Education), PAU Vice-Chancellor, and former Director General of Pushpa Gujral Science City.
Vice-Chancellor of GNDU Jaspal Singh Sandhu is the Secretary, UGC, and professor in the Department of Sports Medicine and Physiotherapy in the GNDU.
Whereas, VC of Punjabi University BS Ghuman is currently serving as the Dean, Faculty of Arts and Professor, Department of Public Administration, PU, notes The Tribune (TT).