N N Vohra appointed Chancellor of CUJ
GK NEWS NETWORK
Jammu, Aug 24: President Pranab Mukherjee, in his capacity as the Visitor of the Central University of Jammu, has appointed J&K Governor N N Vohra as the first Chancellor of the University for a period of five years.
After a notable academic career, Vohra served as a Lecturer in English in Punjab for two years before joining the Indian Administrative Service. During his illustrious administrative career (1959-1994) he held various important positions under the State and Central Governments. He served as the Punjab Home Secretary during a very difficult period post Operation Blue Star. With the Government of India, he served as Secretary Defence Production, Defence Secretary and Home Secretary. After retirement he was recalled to serve as Principal Secretary to the Prime Minister of India, I K Gujral.
Vohra was a Visiting Fellow at the Oxford University, UK (1969-70). He was awarded Doctor of Laws (Honoris Causa) by Punjab University, Chandigarh, in 2011 for his distinguished public service for half a century. Vohra was honoured with Padma Vibhushan, the Nation’s second highest civilian award, in 2007.
Vohra is the Life Member of United Service Institute, New Delhi; Institute of Defence Strategies and Analysis, New Delhi; Indian Institute of Public Administration, New Delhi; and Honorary Life Member of International House of Japan, Tokyo. He also has the distinction of being a Life Trustee of The Tribune Trust, Chandigarh, and the Indian International Centre, New Delhi.
Vohra took over as the 12th Governor of the State of Jammu & Kashmir in June 2008.
“His vast experience and advice will be immensely beneficial to the University which came into being only last year and is in the process of establishing itself,” said Dr. S.S. Bloeria, Vice-Chancellor of the Central University of Jammu.
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