The Haryana government on Monday told the Punjab and Haryana high court that it wants to help the cash-strapped Panjab University in its hour of crisis.
The Haryana counsel made the submission during resumed hearing on a suo motu petition initiated by the court in view of the university’s financial crisis.
The court asked the university authorities to meet Haryana government officials in this regard.
The Haryana government also admitted that disaffiliating colleges from Panjab University in 1974 was a mistake.
The case was adjourned since the matter is pending before the Supreme Court.
The Punjab government sought more time to file its reply on the issue.
The Centre told the high court that it is considering increasing the annual grant to the university that is fixed at Rs 176 crore by the University Grants Commission (UGC).