Professor and senior economist at Punjab Agricultural University Amarjit Singh Bhullar, 57, is set to join the University of Northern British Columbia (UNBC) in Prince George city of British Columbia state in Canada.
He will be joining in early September as a professor in the department of economics. Earlier, Bhullar had visited the UNBC several times for various economic researches.
Speaking to Hindustan Times, he said: "It is a great opportunity that I am looking forward to explore. It will also give me an opportunity to know the differences between the education system in India and abroad."
On Saturday afternoon, Bhullar was given a farewell by the faculty, staff and students of department of economics and sociology.
RS Sidhu, dean at college of basic sciences, PAU, appreciated the services rendered by Bhullar.
MS Sidhu, technical advisor to the PAU vice-chancellor, thanked Bhullar on behalf of the university for his services to teaching and research programmes. "We appreciate him for his dedication towards his work and wish him all the best," said Sidhu.
Throwing light on his career at PAU, he said Bhullar served at PAU for 32 years and contributed immensely to teaching and research.
He has delivered lectures in 22 counties on various educational services, besides Bhullar has large number of publications to his credit and completed several research projects to help the agrarian society of state.