UGC chairman to address universities across the country via webcast

  • HT Correspondent, Hindustan Times, Chandigarh
  • Updated: Aug 12, 2014 20:48 IST

University Grants Commission (UGC) chairman, Ved Prakash, will address all the universities of the country through a web-conference from Panjab University (PU) campus on Thursday. Prakash will speak on 'Impetus to Research: Strategic Planning and Work-Plan'.

The programme is being held to commemorate the completion of sixty years of UGC. The national web address to all the universities will be transmitted nationwide (live webcast) via the National Knowledge Network (NKN) on August 14 at 11 am from the main auditorium at the PU campus. The live webcast can be watched on htto://

The UGC chairman will also be interacting with young students, research scholars, faculty, members of the academic council and the governing bodies of the university during his visit.

Infact, he will also inaugurate an academic block in the south campus and release a reprint of the book titled 'Shanti Swarup Bhatnagar - His Life and Work', was authored by his late son, Anand Swarup Bhatnagar, as well.

Eight vice-chancellors from various states of the region like Jammu and Kashmir, Punjab, Himachal Pradesh, Haryana , as well as those from Chandigarh, will also participate in the event.

Organising secretary of the programme, Karamjeet Singh said a galaxy of eminent persons including the vice- chancellors of GNDU, Amritsar; Punjabi University, Patiala; Kurukshetra University, Kurukshetra; MD University Rohtak; Himachal Pradesh University, Shimla; Jammu University, Jammu and University of Kashmir, Srinagar and principals of different colleges would participate in the program.

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