Manmohan Singh agrees to accept PU offer of Professorship for Nehru Chair

Chandigarh: Former Prime Minister Manmohan Singh has agreed to accept Punjab University’s (PU) offer of Professorship for Jawaharlal Nehru Chair.

Besides him, noted economist Yoginder K Alagh and Padma Bhushan awardee Ela Bhatt have also agreed to accept the offer of Professorship for Dr Manmohan Singh Chair and Mahatama Gandhi Chair respectively, said PU Vice Chancellor Arun Kumar Grover at a monthly Chairpersons’ meeting today.

Grover asked PU teachers to update their biodata on the university website. He also proposed to institute two awards for teachers participating in outreach programmes like Swachh Bharat.

The meeting approved proposal for online admission to Masters Courses in Social Sciences, Humanities and Languages. It was proposed to re-advertise for recruitment in the teaching posts which could not be fulfilled earlier due to various reasons.

The ongoing manpower audit in teaching departments and the status on filling up of advertised positions were also discussed in the meeting.