Satbir Singh Gosal is vice-chancellor of Punjab Agricultural University

Published on Aug 19, 2022 04:27 PM IST

Aims to make agriculture profitable again, put focus back on research to help farmers out of wheat-paddy cycle

Satbir Singh Gosal, 67, was appointed vice-chancellor of Punjab Agricultural University (PAU), Ludhiana, by the state government on Friday. (HT Photo)
Satbir Singh Gosal, 67, was appointed vice-chancellor of Punjab Agricultural University (PAU), Ludhiana, by the state government on Friday. (HT Photo)

Satbir Singh Gosal, 67, has been appointed vice-chancellor of Punjab Agricultural University (PAU), Ludhiana.

The Punjab government made an announcement to this effect on Friday.

Also read: Punjab VB unearths vehicle fitness certificate scam at Sangrur RTA office

Gosal was among 57 applicants and finally selected from among a panel of three. He was the director, research, at the university before he retired seven years ago.

A board of 12 members, including chief secretary VK Janjua and additional chef secretary Sarvjit Singh (agriculture), selected Gosal whose appointment as a regular vice-chancellor was announced 13 months after his predecessor, BS Dhillon, relinquished charge as the university head.

Gosal, who is an expert plant breeder and biotechnologist, said that agriculture in Punjab is turning out to be a losing proposition so a turnaround is needed. “I want to make agriculture profitable again and uplift the lot of farmers by increasing their income,” he said.

With the university turning 60 this year, he said there was an urgent need to rejuvenate the infrastructure and put the focus back on research and innovation to help farmers out of the wheat-paddy cycle.

SHARE THIS ARTICLE ON
  • ABOUT THE AUTHOR

    Gurpreet Singh Nibber is an Assistant Editor with the Punjab bureau. He covers politics, agriculture, power sector, environment, Sikh religious affairs and the Punjabi diaspora.

SHARE
Story Saved
×
Saved Articles
Following
My Reads
My Offers
Sign out
New Delhi 0C
Thursday, December 08, 2022
Start 15 Days Free Trial Subscribe Now
Register Free and get Exciting Deals