Panjab University (PU), Chandigarh Syndicate today recommended to confer PU Honorary Degree of LL.D (Doctor of Laws, Honoris Causa) to noted Children Rights Activist and Noble Peace Prize Laureate Sh Kailash Satyarthi for his activities and contribution in the Indian movement against Child Labour since the 1990s.
The decision was taken at the PU Syndicate meeting, which was presided over by the PU Vice Chancellor (VC), Prof Arun Kumar Grover.
PU Syndicate approved the creation of two additional seats per unit per course subject to maximum limit of four seats for single/one girl child out of two girl children from the session 2015-16. PU Syndicate was of the view that teachers of Homoepathic Medical College & Hospital, Sector 26 should be given promotions on the pattern of other professional colleges for which a committee of Syndicate members was constituted to reconsider the internal promotion policy of the teachers of Homoepathic Medical College & Hospital, Sector 26. The committee would submit its report within two months. On the issue of salaries being paid to the teachers in all affiliated B.Ed. colleges, the Syndicate gave directive to the college managements to get the stay vacated on the issue of disparity in pay. The Syndicate also directed other affiliated colleges to make available the details of the salaries being paid to the approved teaches to the University via Form 16. On the issue of rotation of headship in various institutes/centres at PU, PU Syndicate decided that rotation of headship should be conducted in all teaching departments/institutes/centres as is provided in the PU Calendar. PU Syndicate accepted the recommendations of the committee regarding the 100 Bedded Hospital project at the PU. PU Syndicate accepted the recommendations of the standing committee with regard to number of seats, eligibility for admissions etc. for community colleges. The Syndicate also approved the renaming of constituent departments of PU SSGRC Hoshiarpur as UIET, PU SSGRC Hoshiarpur, DCSA, PU SSGRC Hoshiarpur and UILS, PU SSGRC Hoshiarpur instead of SSGPURC, Hoshiarpur.
PU Syndicate approved the Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) between Department of Gandhian & Peace Studies, PU and Fayetteville State University, North Carolina at 1200 Murchison Road, Fayetteville, NC USA.
PU Syndicate approved the appointments. However in the case of appointments Sociology and Physics in UIET, the Syndicate sub-committee will look into the API score of the selected and wait listed candidates. The selections of law, which was placed as tabled agenda shall be taken up during the subsequent meeting of the Syndicate. PU Syndicate also approved the institution of an Endowment of “Professor J C Anand Gold Medal” from the donation of Rs. one Lakh made by his daughter and Haryana IAS Ms. Keshni Anand Arora. The gold medal will be awarded to the topper of MA Political Science 1st (Semester System) in Western Political Thought Paper (I & II) every year during the PU Convocation.
PU Syndicate considered reports of examiners on the thesis of 17 Ph.D students and approved the award of degree of Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D) to them.