Schools introduce reforms in admission process, PU gets new V-C in its 130th yr
PU continued to be a hotbed of politics with several prominent faces in the race for the post of Vice-Chancellorship as well as for the Syndicate and Senate. Emerging as a strong contender, Prof Arun Kumar Grover of the Tata Institute of Social Sciences, Mumbai, grabbed the post of V-C and the varsity gave its farewell to Prof R C Sobti, who had headed it for six years.
The varsity was criticized for allowing the lecture of Congress leader Rahul Gandhi on the campus. Various student outfits including the Student Organization of India (SOI), Students Federation of India (SFI) and Akhil Bharatiya Vidyarthi Parishad (ABVP) condemned the authorities for allowing Gandhi to visit the campus.
For the first time, the GK Chatrath group failed to register its victory in the Syndicate election. It was the Ashok Goyal group that managed all the seats in the Syndicate. The year also saw Senate elections which comprises 91 members. Even in the Senate election, the Goyal group defeated the Chatrath group.
Moreover, the various student outfits on the campus gave very tough time to the PU authorities as they held a week long protest over increase in the hostel diet charges. Police had to intervene to control the situation. Meanwhile, students were also
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