DAV varsity without VC since three months

  • Neha Arora, Hindustan Times, Jalandhar
  • Updated: Dec 11, 2014 22:29 IST

Even after three months when the vice-chancellor (VC) left the varsity, the much-publicised and maiden DAV University, Jalandhar, has been running without a regular VC.

The post is vacant since last three months after Dr RK Kohli resigned in the first week of September to
join the Central University, Bathinda.

CL Kochher, regional director, DAV college management committee informed that the applications have been received by the committee for the post of VC.

Satish Kapoor, registrar, DAV varsity said that after the present semester is over, the varsity would get the new VC next year.

"The decision has to be taken by the board of management. Around 20 applications have been received, while some applicants were getting interviewed in Delhi by chancellor of varsity Punam Suri. The management is holding meetings and soon the VC will be appointed for the varsity", he added.

Dr Kohli was serving as dean university instructions (DUI) at the Panjab University (PU) Chandigarh, when he joined the DAV University in April last year.

Earlier, the first-ever VC designated of DAV University Dr RC Sobti had also joined the Central University, Lucknow after which Dr Kohli was appointed as the VC.

Prof RK Kohli is a recipient of the JC Bose national fellowship from the department of science and technology. He is also the fellow of the four national science academies and has more than 35 years of teaching experience.

The university's first academic year was started on August 1, 2013. The DAV University was the first-ever university started by the DAV College Management Committee situated at Sarmastpur village on the Jalandhar-Pathankot highway road here.

The varsity is spread over on 70 acre, set up at an investment of Rs 385 crore, which offers course related to engineering, management, sciences and languages.

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