Chandigarh

PANJAB UNIVERSITY SENATE APPROVED REVISED NONPLAN BUDGET OF 528 CRORES

September 10, 2017 07:52 PM

Chandigarh (Face2News)

Panjab University in its Senate meeting held here today, approved the revised non-plan budget of Rs. 527.83 crore for the year 2017-18 fiscal year. The recommendations of the Board of Finance were discussed and largely approved by the Senate. The Senate was informed that the Revised Budget Estimates shall be sent to Government of India by September 30, 2017. It was also informed that three sub committees are constituted to sent budget estimates for next year by December, 2017.

Prof. Arun K. Grover, Vice Chancellor, PU and President, Chandigarh Region Innovation Knowledge Cluster (CRIKC), has been appointed as member of Group of Eight Australian Universities-India PhD Advisory Taskforce, announced by the Australian Minister for Education & Training.  The objective of the Taskforce is to provide advice for Universities and Governments on strategies to increase two-way mobility of Ph.D. students between India and Australia. An important bilateral meeting ensued in New Delhi on August 29 and 30, 2017 during the recent visit of the Australian Minister to India.

Earlier VC Arun Grover inform the senators on the sad demise of Rajamata Mrs. Mohinder Kaur, revered mother of Captain Amarinder Singh, Chief Minister, Punjab and Ex-officio Member of PU Senate, on July 24, 2017; Professor Yash Pal, former Chairman, University Grants Commission, New Delhi and an iconic PU Alumnus, on July 24, 2017.   Prof. Yash Pal had graduated in Physics from Panjab University in 1949; Mrs. Archana Chadha, Associate Professor of English in the Department of Evening Studies-Multi Disciplinary Research Centre, PU, on August 26, 2017;Prof. V.B. Bhanot, former D.U.I. and Professor Emeritus, Deptt. of Physics, on August 28, 2017.

To pay homage to the departed souls, two minutes silence, all standing, may be observed.

VC also inform the senators that Hon’ble Shri M. Venkaiah Naidu ji took over as Vice-President of India on August 11, 2017.  As Vice-President of India, Shri Venkaiah Naidu is also the Chancellor, Panjab University, Chandigarh.  I made a courtesy call on him on August 24, 2017. He has in principle accepted to be the Chief Guest at PU Convocation in February, 2018. He said, efforts of outgoing Chancellor of PU, Mohammad Hamid Ansari were appreciated and also expressed gratitude to outgoing Chancellor for giving all support to the University to grow as an institute of knowledge. 

He also inform the house that Professor B.S. Ghuman of the Department of Public Administration and Fellow, PU, has been appointed as Vice-Chancellor of Punjabi University, Patiala, for a period of three years by the Governor of Punjab and Chancellor, Punjabi University, Patiala. He assumed office on 15th of August.

The Panjab University Voluntary Contribution Fund Account has been opened and the first two contributions were deposited in it, i.e., one from Professor R.P. Bambah, Fellow and former Vice Chancellor, Panjab University and other from Shri Pawan Kumar Bansal ji, Fellow and former Member of Parliament.  Professor Bambah has given one time contribution of Rs. 7 lakhs.  Shri Pawan Kumar Bansal ji had offered to contribute Rs. 2 lakhs every year and his first instalment of Rs. 2 lakhs stands deposited.  Panjab University had submitted a claim of 66495 points for MAKA Trophy for the year 2016-17.  This is nearly 40% more than the claim of 43380 points during 2015-16. This year PU stands second. PU was earlier placed at the second position in 2015-16 as well.

6th Panjab University Foundation Day Lecture will be delivered by Lal Bahadur Shastri Chair Professor Shri Kailash Satyarthi on October 12, 2017 in the University Auditorium.  He was awarded with PU’s honorary degree of Doctor of Law (honoris causa) during the 64th PU Annual Convocation held on March 14, 2015.

Dr. Kiran Bedi, Hon’ble Lieutenant Governor of Puducherry and alumnus PU, will be visiting on the University Campus on September 22, 2017 to deliver Prof. J.C. Anand Memorial Oration hosted by Department of Political Science and to bless the students who have joined the new courses on ‘Leadership and Governance’.

Prof. Arun K. Grover, Vice Chancellor, PU and President, Chandigarh Region Innovation Knowledge Cluster (CRIKC), has been appointed as member of Group of Eight Australian Universities-India PhD Advisory Taskforce, announced by the Australian Minister for Education & Training.  The objective of the Taskforce is to provide advice for Universities and Governments on strategies to increase two-way mobility of Ph.D. students between India and Australia. An important bilateral meeting ensued in New Delhi on August 29 and 30, 2017 during the recent visit of the Australian Minister to India.

CSIR has appointed Professor Arun K. Grover as Chairman of the Research Council of National Physical Laboratory, New Delhi, for a period of three years.

AICTE has invited Prof. Arun K. Grover to serve on a 7-member Committee of Experts to be Chaired by Prof. G.D. Yadav, Vice-Chancellor, ICT, Mumbai, to provide feedback on ‘Research Excellence Framework Policy Document’ as per provisions in the Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) signed between AICTE and Clarivate Analytics.

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