Chandigarh July 21, 2018

Unvieling of Portrait of Dr Mulk Raj Anand at PU

Prof B N Goswamy, eminent historian and Emiritus Professor, Deptt of Art, History and
Visual Arts, Panjab University and recipient of Padma Bhushan 2008 and PU Gian Rattan
Award 2018, unvieled the portrait and write up of Dr Mulk Raj Anand in the foyer of the
auditorium , Arts Block I, Panjab University, Chandigarh, here today in the presence of
Prof Arun K Grover, VC,PU.
Prof Goswamy said that Dr Anand was truly Rennaisance man whose rare sense of
art,literature and politics remains unparallel to this day. He shared his cherished
memories about Dr Anand. He informed that Dr Anand promoted art in a big way and even
motivated all towards art like he was an agent to do so. He valued Dr Anand in high
esteem. He further added that The Fine Arts Museum here at PU is having one of the
most valuable and finest collections of Art pieces which has great contribution of Dr
Anand. In the 1960’s he served as Tagore Professor of Literature and Fine Arts ,PU, he
Dr Deepti Gupta, Chairperson Deptt of English presented her gratitude to the guest of
honour. Deans,all senior PU offials, faculty, wardens and staff members were present on
the occasion.


Chandigarh, 21 July, 2018-The term of the present Vice-Chancellor of Panjab University, Professor Arun Kumar Grover is expiring on July 22, 2018. The Hon'ble Vice-President of India/Chancellor of the Panjab University had on 27th June, 2018 constituted a Selection Committee with Dr.M. Ramachandran, ¡AS (Retd.), Chancellor, JCFAI University, Dehradun, Dr. Kapil Kapoor,Chairman, Indian Institute of Advanced Studies, Shimla and Dr. M. Jagadeesh Kumar, Vice-Chancellor, Jawaharlal University, Delhi as Members, to draw up a panel of three names

suitable for the post of Vice-Chancellor, Panjab University from amongst the potential candidates. The Selection Committee submitted a panel of three names for the consideration of the Hon'ble Vice-President of India/Chancellor of the Panjab University on 17th July, 2018 after considering various applications received and interviewing nine applicants.

In exercise of the powers conferred by Section 10 of the Panjab University Act 1947, the Chancellor of Panjab University, Chandigarh has appointed Prof Raj Kumar, Dean and Head, Institute of Management Studies, Banaras Hindu University (BHU) as the Vice-Chancellor of Panjab University for a term of three years with effect from 23'' July, 2018 or from the date he assumes charge of his office as the Vice-Chancellor