After creating a Facebook account, Panjab University (PU) took one more step on the social media front by launching its official Twitter handle here on Friday.
Retired Indian Police Services (IPS) officer Kiran Bedi and PU vice-chancellor Prof Arun Kumar Grover launched the Twitter handle '@OfficialPU'. Bedi read out the first tweet in the function and announced the arrival of PU on the social medium. She congratulated the PU V-C and also retweeted the news of the launch, which got viral on the social media.
Grover said the university had always taken a step ahead to stay connected with the students, teachers, alumni and others. The handle would keep them informed about the university, he said.
Vineet Punia, director, public relations, PU, said the Twitter handle would provide another medium of connecting with the tech-savvy young generation. He said the official Facebook page of the university was the first page of any Indian public university, which got verified by Facebook.
Punia said the updates and important information regarding the university would be tweeted through the handle. Twitter would help the university in spreading information globally among its alumni, well-wishers and admission aspirants, he added.