Chandigarh, January 11 : Panjab University (PU), Chandigarh Vice Chancellor (VC) Prof Arun Kumar Grover, Guru Jambheshwar University (GJU), Hisar Vice Chancellor Prof Tankeshwar Kumar today released biography of noted scientist and former PU Vice Chancellor Prof K.N. Pathak at PU Physics Department.
Incidentally, both Prof Grover and Prof Tankeshwar had been the students of Prof Pathak. Former PU VC Prof K.N. Pathak, the author of biography (in Punjabi) Shri Subhash Bhasker and the author in English Dr. Rajni Sharma, former Chairperson of Chandigarh Sahitya Akademi Prof Manju Jaidka, many teachers, former PU fellows and students were also present on the occasion.
Prof K.N. Pathak served PU from 2000 to 2006 as Vice-Chancellor. Various departments/institutes/centres like University Institute of Engineering & Technology (UIET), University Institute of Legal Studies (UILS), Dr. Harbans Singh Judge Institute of Dental Sciences & Hospital, M. Tech. Programme in Nanoscience & Nanotechnology and Regional Centers at Ludhiana & Hoshiarpur were started during his tenure. He is Fellow of all the three top Indian science academies including INSA, IASc and NASI. Addressing the gathering, Prof Grover recalled the contribution of Prof Pathak as teacher, guide and mentor. Prof Grover recalled his memories, when Prof Pathak taught condense physics to their class at the PU Physics Department. He highlighted the role of Prof Pathak in motivating and helping his students.
GJU VC Prof Tankeshwar recalled his memories when he was doing research under the guidance of Prof Pathak. Prof Pathak said that the teaching has been a source of fulfillment for him. He expressed his happiness that his students were excelling everywhere and shouldering important responsibilities in different parts of the globe.