The Hush Post: As many as 80 professors have put in their hat for the post of vice-chancellor of the Panjab University. The last date for submitting applications was April 30.
A three-member selection-cum-search committee will interview all the candidates. After that the names will be sent to the Vice-President Venkaiah Naidu, who is the chancellor of the university.
Some of the prominent names doing the rounds happen to be former Deans University Instruction (DUI) Meenakshi Malhotra and AK Bhandari, microbial biotechnology department professor Rupinder Tewari, and chemistry department professor SK Mehta.
Apart from these, the vice-chancellor of Guru Jambeshwar University of Science and Technology, Hisar, Tankeshwar Kumar, and former vice-chancellor of Himachal Pradesh University (HPU), ADN Bajpai have also submitted their application.
Set up in 1947 with roots in the Lahore university, for the first time ever PU has advertised the post of the V-C and sought applications.
The present V-C, Prof Arun Kumar Grover’s term ends on July 22 this year. He had ruled the possibility of applying for the post again, saying that he had already completed two terms as the V-C. Prof Grover joined PU as the V-C on July 23, 2012, and got an extension in 2015 just before he was set to superannuate.