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Panjab University to organise grand alumni meet

Established in 1882, the Panjab University (PU) was at Lahore.It shifted to its present campus in Chandigarh's Sector 14 in late 1950s.
The premier institute is one of the oldest universities in the country and has taken the initiative to conduct its first university-level alumni meet.Jammu and Kashmir Governor N.N. Vohra will deliver the inaugural address at the meet and several former students are expected to participate.
About 225 alumni of 1970 batch and previous ones will be honored on the occasion.Prime Minister Manmohan Singh has been a former student as well as a faculty member of the economics department in the PU in 1950s and '60s. However, he is unlikely to participate in the event this time.
Various teaching departments of the university will also be holding events to mark the alumni meet.The university has 75 teaching and research departments and 15 centres and chairs for teaching and research at the main campus located at Chandigarh.PU has 188 affiliated colleges across Punjab and has three regional centres at Muktsar, Ludhiana and Hoshiarpur.

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