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Jammu University plans to set up Deen Dayal Upadhyaya Chair, invites applications

Last Updated on February 21, 2021 at 10:03 pm

Jammu University is going to establish a Pandit Deendayal Upadhyaya chair. For this, the university has invited applications for chair professors and the application which can also be sent through speed post to the Deputy Registrar teaching wing of Jammu University on or before 17th March.

The tenure of the professor appointed on this chair will be five years and if the need arises, then that term can be extended by two years.

The age limit for chair professor has been kept at 55 to 70 years. The professor should also have good knowledge of the social and economic field beside a good academic record. Government personnel can also apply for this post but they have to seek permission from their respective departments. People who work in the private sector can also apply for the post with permission from their head. The personnel of Jammu University will have to seek permission from the Registrar before applying.

Pandit Deendayal Upadhyaya was born on September 25, 1916, at Nagla Chandbhaan village in Mathura District. He was a thinker and organizer of the Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh. He was also the president of the Bharatiya Jan Sangh and gave an ideology called integral humanism. He was also deeply rooted in literature, apart from politics, and he wanted a resilient India. He wrote several articles in Hindi and English languages, which were published in various journals.

After passing the examination of a B.A. from Sanatan Dharma College of Kanpur in first-division in 1939, he passed the MA English from St. Johns College, Agra with first-division. He passed the administrative examination, but he refused to work under the English government. Then, he came in contact with RSS in 1937. The founder of the Sangh, Dr Hedgewar, joined him and after completing two years of training of the Sangh, he became a Sangh Pracharak for life. On 11th February 1968, Pandit Deendayal was found dead in the Mughalsarai railway yard under suspicious circumstances.