Panjab University Governance Reforms: Panel likely to submit suggestions this week

Panjab University Governance Reforms: Panel likely to submit suggestions this week

An 11-member high-level committee formed by the Vice-President of India and Chancellor, Panjab University, to suggest governance reforms in the university is likely to submit its report this week. - File photo

Deepankar Sharda

Tribune News Service

Chandigarh, May 3

An 11-member high-level committee formed by the Vice-President of India and Chancellor, Panjab University, to suggest governance reforms in the university is likely to submit its report this week. The committee was asked to submit its report within two months after its formation on February 8. However, the Punjab Government, one of the stakeholders in the committee, had asked for more time for filing their suggestions. The delay was said to be due to the ongoing Covid pandemic and the government was expected to file its suggestions by April 26. However, the committee has not got any reply to date.

Now, it has been expected that the committee will wait for a few more days before filing its final report to the Chancellor’s office for taking further decision. “The committee has discussed various issues and will submit its final report in the coming days. The Punjab Government is also likely to submit its take on the suggestions soon,” said a source.

It was directed that the committee will elicit views of different stakeholders, study the recommendations made by different committees in the past and examine the best practices adopted within the state and the country as far as governance is concerned under the new education policy.

The committee includes Prof RP Tiwari, Vice-Chancellor, Central University of Punjab, Bathinda; Prof Nagarajan Ramamoorthy, Director, (IIM) Amritsar; Prof VS Chauhan, Chairman, Executive Committee, National Assessment and Accreditation Council (NAAC]- Nominee of Chairman, UGC Member; Prof PK Raina, Director, lIT, Ropar; Prof KN Pathak, former Vice-Chancellor, PU; Prof Raj Kumar, Vice-Chancellor, PU; Dr Jaspal Singh Sandhu, Vice-Chancellor, Guru Nanak Dev University, Amritsar- Nominee of the Chief Minister, Punjab; Paramjit Singh, DPI (Colleges), Government of Punjab; Rubinderjit Singh Brar, Director (Higher Education), Chandigarh Administration; Satya Pal Jain, Additional Solicitor-General of India - Nominee of the Chancellor, Panjab University, and Vikram Nayyar, Registrar, PU, Member Secretary.

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