Govt recommends Punjabi University V-C for 3-year extension

  • HT Correspondent, Hindustan Times, Patiala
  • Updated: Dec 09, 2015 21:20 IST
Punjabi University VC Jaspal Singh. (HT Photo)

The Punjab government has moved the file pertaining to Punjabi University vice-chancellor Dr Jaspal Singh’s tenure to governor Prof Kaptan Singh Solanki, sources said on Wednesday.

The government has asked Solanki to grant Jaspal a full extension of three years.

Sources said the governor’s nod will take a day or two as he is out of station.

Jaspal, whose tenure ends on December 11, has in the past been granted a three-year extension twice — first in 2010 and then again in 2013.

Jaspal is seen to be close to chief minister Parkash Singh Badal. He joined as Punjabi University V-C on December 12, 2007 and had earlier served as the Indian high commissioner to Mozambique and Swaziland.

A noted Scholar of Punjabi, religion and Sikh history and also the India’s freedom struggle, Jaspal has a master’s degree in political science from Aligarh Muslim University and a doctorate from Panjab University, Chandigarh.

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