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03 September, 2008

Government decision to withdraw PU's central status irks teachers

Indian Express
Chandigarh, September 02 The withdrawal of consent on the grant of a central university status to the Panjab University has come as a surprise for the faculty and students. ...
Satya Pal Jain
The Centre does not need the approval of the state government for granting central university status to PU. Since Chandigarh is a Union Territory, it is ruled by the Centre. The Congress government is merely politicising the issue. It shows its unwillingness to grant central status to the university. They have now put the ball in Punjab government's court. We are in favour of central status for the university, as it would bring in a number of benefits for the teachers and the students.