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Amid uncertainty over Khalsa varsity future, new V-C Walia takes charge  

Even as the Punjab government has announced to scrap the Khalsa University Act, 2016, Gurmohan Walia took charge as its vice-chancellor here on Monday. Walia was welcomed by pro-chancellor Rajinder Mohan Singh Chhina. 

punjab Updated: Apr 26, 2017 11:03 IST
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Gurmohan Walia took charge as vice-chancellor of Khalsa University on Monday.
Gurmohan Walia took charge as vice-chancellor of Khalsa University on Monday.(HT Photo)

Even as the Punjab government has announced to scrap the Khalsa University Act, 2016, Gurmohan Walia took charge as its vice-chancellor here on Monday. Walia was welcomed by pro-chancellor Rajinder Mohan Singh Chhina. 

Walia also met staff and students, assuring them that the uncertainties relating the existence of the university will be over soon. He said the university was established as per the norms set by the state government and the UGC and he will strive to make it one of the country’s best institutions of higher education. 

An expert in religious studies and women rights issues, Walia is PhD in English and had earlier been director, education, Shiromani Gurdwara Parbandhak Committee (SGPC), that manages 45 colleges and 75 schools.