Tribune News Service
Patiala, March 2
Professor Anita Gill, former professor of Economics at Punjabi University, Patiala and visiting professor at Yale University, USA, has been appointed Dean Academic affairs at the recently established Jagat Guru Nanak Dev Punjab State Open University, Patiala.
Gill joined her office on Tuesday.
The professor, who retired after 32 years of service at Punjabi University, has written and edited two books along with over three dozen research papers in reputed journals including Seoul Journal of Economics and International Journal of Advanced and Innovative Research. She said she would now contribute toward the University’s functioning.
“I have been appointed as Dean, Academic affairs as the University needed someone who was well experienced in academics and governance. Previously I functioned as Dean, faculty of social sciences for one year and professor and Head, Department of Distance education at Punjabi University for three years. The task at our hands now is to finalise courses and curriculum that we wish to start at the new University, along with getting various approvals from the state government.”
The University aims to begin its first session in July this year.
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