No Share In Panjab University: CM Mann Makes Clear To His Haryana Counterpart

    CM Mann
    Inam Ansari
    June5/ 2023

    Chandigarh (The Hawk): Asserting that Panjab University, Chandigarh is part of the emotional, cultural, literature, and rich legacy of the state, the Punjab Chief Minister Bhagwant Mann on Monday categorically said that they need no share of Haryana in the University, which is an apex educational institute of the region.  “Neither any college of Haryana will be given affiliation from the university nor will any attempt of Haryana for back door entry in the senate of the university be allowed,” said the Chief Minister while interacting with the media persons here at Punjab Bhawan. The Chief Minister bemoaned that regular attempts are being made to change the status of the university. However, he said that the Punjab government will not allow any such move in the larger interests of the students. Bhagwant Mann said that 175 colleges of the state are affiliated with this premier university due to which generations of Punjab are emotionally attached to it. The Chief Minister said that the University caters only to the state of Punjab and its capital Chandigarh. Citing the history of the University, its constitution, its ethnic, socio-cultural, and historical roots as well as its faculty and students who hail primarily from the state of Punjab, Bhagwant Mann said that it is important that the present legal and administrative status of the Panjab University should be preserved.  He reminded that at the time of the reorganization of the State of Punjab in 1966, Panjab University was declared as an 'Inter-State Body Corporate' under section 72(1) of the Punjab Reorganization Act 1966 enacted by the Parliament.The Chief Minister said that ever since its inception, the Panjab University has been continuously and uninterruptedly functioning i ...

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