A syndicate meeting of the Guru Nanak Dev University was held on Wednesday here. Decisions relating to group health insurance for employees, appointment of new heads of various departments, reappointments, new courses and approval to PhD degrees were taken in the meeting.
Vice-chancellor professor Ajaib Singh Brar presided over the meeting while registrar professor Sharanjit Singh Dhillon presented the agenda.
Prof Brar announced measures for the welfare of students and employees of the university. He said a cashless group medical health insurance policy would be started for the employees to facilitate their medical treatment.
He also informed that former cabinet minister, Dr MS Gill had sanctioned Rs 50-lakh for construction of classrooms in the Asia House building of the university. The varsity has received a cheque of Rs 37.50-lakh out of the sanctioned amount for now.
A major research project with layout of Rs 10.67-lakh has been sanctioned to professor Jagrup Singh of political science department and another project of `10.23-lakh has been granted to professor Jasveen Kaur of the University Business School by the University Grants Commission.
The syndicate hailed the selection of professor RK Mahajan of chemistry department as fellow of the National Academy of Sciences.
A total of 544 students from the university were placed with various companies from the 2016 batch.
The syndicate accorded its approval to the appointment of Rishi Raj Sharma as head of business management and commerce department at the regional campus in Gurdaspur.
Approval was also given to academic foreign tours to bbe undertaken by teachers. Eleven PhD theses of various faculties were approved in the agenda of the meeting.