Dr Manjit Singh Nijjar appointed registrar Punjabi University. Dr Anurag Verma Secretary, higher education, Punjab, and vice-chancellor of Punjabi University has appointed Dr Manjit Singh Nijjar, professor and head of the law department, as new registrar of the university.He replaces Dr Inderjit Singh, who resigned from the post on June 23 citing personal reasons. The latter had joined as registrar, replacing Dr Devinder Singh on April 11. A former dean of the faculty of law, Dr Nijjar took over the charge of his new office on Tuesday in the presence of a number of university teachers and non-teaching staff members. Dr Nijjar is also working as legal adviser of the university and director of the Centre for Information Technology and Management, Mohali.Dr Yograj, professor in the department of Punjabi language, has been given the additional charge of director, MHRD-UGC’s Academic Staff College, relieving Dr Balwinder Singh Tiwana of the additional charge. Yograj is a close friend of Raninder Singh, son of chief minister Captain Amarinder Singh.Heads of linguistics and Punjabi department and head of Hindi department have been given the additional charge of director and coordinator of the Centre for Diaspora Studies and charge of head, Bhagwan Valmiki Chair.
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