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Posted at: May 17, 2018, 1:36 AM; last updated: May 17, 2018, 1:36 AM (IST)

GNDU to introduce e-rickshaws on campus

GNDU to introduce e-rickshaws on campus
The syndicate meeting under way at the GNDU. Tribune photo

Tribune news service

Amritsar, May 16

In order to make the Guru Nanak Dev University (GNDU) pollution free and reduce traffic menace in the campus, the GNDU Syndicate on Wednesday announced to introduce e-rickshaws to commute within the varsity.

Various other decisions were taken during the Syndicate meeting which was presided by Vice-Chancellor Prof Jaspal Singh Sandhu, and registrar Prof KS Kahlon presented the agenda. Prof Kamaljit Singh, dean academic affairs and syndics were also present.

As per the modified reservation criteria of Punjab Government, the reservation percentage for sportspersons was reduced to 1 per cent. GNDU, a major sporting university, which has won MAKA trophy 22 times, will now offer two supernumerary seats for sportspersons in each course conducted by the varsity as per the Syndicate decision. As a result, the number of seats for will almost double from next academic session.

The Syndicate approved to establish an independent Department of Agriculture from the next academic year (2019-20) under the faculty of agriculture. It also agreed to open souvenir shop in the facilitation centre of the university in which T-Shirts, hand bags, tea mugs and other stationary items with the university logo will be sold.

Appointment of the OSD instead of the principals in the university and constituent colleges, admission to the second year through lateral entry in courses, changing the name of Kalanaur College to Guru Nanak Dev University College, has also been approved. Apart from this, 54 PhDs degrees were also approved.

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