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Punjabi University Vice-Chancellor quits

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Tribune News Service

Patiala, November 18

Punjabi University Vice-Chancellor Dr BS Ghuman today resigned from his post after over three years of service. He had been given an extension two months ago.

Higher Education Secretary Rahul Bhandari said: "The Governor received his resignation late on Wednesday evening."

Sources said the VC had been visiting Chandigarh frequently as the university had been marred by excessive financial burden. His office had demanded a special grant of Rs 300 crore from the state government to tackle the financial situation.

The Governor office had, on the other hand, constituted a three-member committee to look into the financial and administrative situation at the university in August that included Viswajeet Khanna, Additional Chief Secretary, Revenue, Higher Education Secretary Rahul Bhandari and Dr Ghuman.

The university has, meanwhile, been witnessing uninterrupted protests by its teaching and non-teaching staff members over demands of timely release of salaries and pensions. Dr Ghuman was unavailable for comment.



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