City college principal loses PU senate polls
Incumbent candidate Prof Keshav Malhotra from Chandigarh defeated Janmit Singh, principal, Shree Atam Vallabh Jain College, in 1st phase
Janmit Singh, principal of Shree Atam Vallabh Jain College, was defeated by an incumbent candidate Prof Keshav Malhotra from Chandigarh in the first phase of Panjab University (PU) senate elections held in Chandigarh on Wednesday.
The elections were conducted to appoint six new senators from major and combined faculties.
It was for the second consecutive time that Prof Malhotra won the senate elections from the faculty of languages. Earlier, he had defeated Prof Akshaya Kumar with a huge margin in 2008 elections.
This year, out of 101 votes, Malhotra was able to amass 61, while Singh secured 37 votes and 3 votes were declared invalid.
Singh, who had won the PU senate seat in 2008 from the principals’ constituency, is no more a PU senate member after losing from languages faculty this year.
After winning the elections, The PU needs to become a dynamic institution and I will make sure that new and better techniques are adopted for the benefit of students and faculties.”
Congratulating Malhotra on his consecutive victory, Harpreet Dua, a PU senate member from GGN Khalsa College, said: “His good work has earned him a PU senate seat for the second consecutive time.” Dua will be contesting for the PU senate seat from the professors’ constituency, the election for which will be held on September 23 and the booths for which will be set in different colleges across the state.
Harpreet Dua asserted that five out of six seats in the faculty elections were won by the candidates belonging to Ashok Goyal group.