PU restricts reservation for girls

  • HT Correspondent, Hindustan Times, Chandigarh
  • Updated: Oct 27, 2014 11:13 IST

The Panjab University (PU) syndicate, in its meeting on Sunday, restricted the total number of seats reserved in the girl child category to four. Earlier, the reserved seats were 2 per unit in any course.

For example, if a college had five units in BCom, seats reserved under the category would be 10, but now the same has been restricted to four seats.

The decision will be applicable from session 2015-16 onwards.


The syndicate rejected the proposal for rotation of headships in PU departments. The proposal had sparked protests, earlier in the year.

A committee chaired by senator GK Chatrath had proposed that in three departments, including University Institute of Legal Studies (UILS), University Institute of Engineering and Technology (UIET) and Dental Institute, headship would be rotational and only professors be made heads of department.

The proposal was rejected by the senate, who argued that it should not be limited to only three departments.

The senate resolved that the rotational policy be applicable as per the PU calendar and the same be implemented in all departments and PU centres. A head will be appointed as per seniority after three years.


In a significant move, the syndicate did not approve two appointments in the physics and sociology departments. They were put on hold by the syndicate stating that there were complaints against the screening committee. The members maintained that such appointments could not be cleared under a cloud of doubt, as fingers had been raised on the selection committee.
The appointments have been put on hold and a committee has been formed to look into the matter.


PU syndicate is of the view that teachers of Homoepathic Medical College and Hospital, Sector 26, should be given promotion keeping in mind the pattern of other professional colleges for which a committee was formed to reconsider internal promotion policy of teachers. The committee would submit its report within two months.

On the issue of teachers’ salaries in all affiliated BEd colleges, the syndicate gave directives to college managements to get the stay vacated on the issue of disparity in pay. The syndicate also directed other affiliated colleges to make available the details of salaries being paid to approved teachers via Form 16. The syndicate accepted the recommendations of the committee regarding the 100-bed hospital project inside the PU campus. The recommendations of a standing committee with regard to number of seats, eligibility for admissions were accepted.

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