Dr Nijjar appointed as Punjabi University registrar
He replaces Dr Inderjit Singh, who resigned from the post on June 23 citing personal reasons.punjab Updated: Jun 28, 2017 11:09 IST
Secretary, higher education, Punjab, and vice-chancellor of Punjabi University Dr Anurag Verma has appointed Dr Manjit Singh Nijjar, professor and head of the law department, as new registrar of the university.
A former dean of the faculty of law, Dr Nijjar took over the charge of his new office on Tuesday in the presence of a number of university teachers and non-teaching staff members. Dr Nijjar is also working as legal adviser of the university and director of the Centre for Information Technology and Management, Mohali.
He replaces Dr Inderjit Singh, who resigned from the post on June 23 citing personal reasons. The latter had joined as registrar, replacing Dr Devinder Singh on April 11.
Meanwhile, Dr Yograj, professor in the department of Punjabi language, has been given the additional charge of director, MHRD-UGC’s Academic Staff College, relieving Dr Balwinder Singh Tiwana of the additional charge. Yograj is a close friend of Raninder Singh, son of chief minister Captain Amarinder Singh.
Dr Rajesh Sharma, professor, department of English, has been given the responsibility of dean, international students, while Dr MS Randhawa, professor and head, department of sociology and social anthropology has been made director, University Institute of Impact Assessment, in place of Dr HS Bhatti.
Heads of linguistics and Punjabi department have been given the additional charge of director and coordinator of the Centre for Diaspora Studies, respectively. The head of Hindi department has been given the additional charge of head, Bhagwan Valmiki Chair.