A five-day week in Chandigarh and Punjab colleges affiliated to PU could soon be a reality. Sources said that the PU syndicate reconstituted a committee which would look into the uniform calendar and the issue of five-day week for Panjab University and its colleges.
Syndicate member Dalip Kumar, who raised the issue, contended that with uniform calendar and semester system in colleges, it made sense to extend the week to colleges also.
Most members are learnt to have given consent. It was decided that a committee, which was looking into semester system, be reconstituted and it be authorised to deliberate upon five-day week in colleges. The syndicate authorised the VC to take a call on the complaints of ‘favouritism’ in the selection of assistant professors in the departments of zoology and Punjabi in University School of Open Learning. The PU formed a committee to take a call on the LLM course at University Institute of Legal Studies (UILS). UILS has proposed a one-year, partially self-financed course in human rights and technology. However, it was observed that UILS did not have requisite faculty strength.