At a meeting held recently, the Panjab University syndicate decided to allow affiliated colleges in Punjab and Chandigarh to appoint principals aged up to 65 on contractual basis.
The colleges have been permitted to hire retired principals and professors for the job.
“Colleges affiliated to PU were unable to find suitable candidates for the principal’s post. The syndicate’s move will now make things easier for them. After 2013, when the API score cap was introduced, colleges have been finding it tough to appoint principals,” a PU senator said.
The syndicate also set up a committee, headed by senator GK Chatrath, to look into a proposal by members Dalip Kumar and Mukesh Arora to include professors of medical colleges in the academic council and university faculty. Medical college professors are not part of either the council or the faculty; these are academic bodies for issues related to faculty members, syllabuses, and other demands.