Bathinda: Prof. (Dr.) Jagbir Singh, Former Professor and HoD, Department of Punjabi, University of Delhi, is appointed as the new Chancellor of the Central University of Punjab, Bathinda. His Excellency, Shri Ram Nath Kovind, Honourable President of India, in his capacity as Visitor of University has appointed Prof. Jagbir Singh as the second Chancellor of CUPB for a term of five years.
Vice Chancellor Prof. Raghavendra P. Tiwari asserted that Prof. Jagbir Singh has made remarkable contribution in the field of Punjabi Literature and Culture in his 50 years of teaching experience. He expressed that the vast experience of Prof. Jagbir Singh will prove beneficial for the growth and development of University, the foundation of which has been laid down by the first Chancellor Prof. S.S.Johl. He shared that the University will organize a farewell function to honour Prof. Johl on 18th February, 2021.
Registrar Shri Kanwal Pal Singh Mundra informed that CUPB Administration received communication regarding appointment of new Chancellor from the Ministry of Education on monday evening. He added that Prof. Jagbir Singh will assume office on 18th February 2021 and whole CUPB faculty & staff members are eager to welcome him.
Prof. Jagbir Singh. is specialized in medieval punjabi literature, folklore and literary criticism. He has published 16 books and presented research papers in more than 100 National/International Conferences. He is Life Fellow of Punjabi University Patiala, Advisor of Centre on Studies in Guru Granth Sahib at GNDU Amritsar and Member of Indian Institute of Advanced Studies Shimla. He is also the Former Professor of Dept. of Religious and Civilizational Studies, Shri Guru Granth Sahib World University, Fatehgarh Sahib.