Jammu: Mohan Paul Singh Ishar, professor at Amritsar's Guru Nanak Dev University, has been appointed the new vice chancellor of the Jammu University, it was announced on Wednesday.
Jammu and Kashmir Governor N.N. Vohra, who also is the chancellor of Jammu University, appointed Ishar after consulting Chief Minister Omar Abdullah. Professor in the pharmaceutical sciences department, Ishar will succeed Varun Sahni.
Ishar was appointed from a panel of three people recommended by a search committee chaired by G.K. Chadha, president of the South Asian University, Delhi.
Ishar was born at Jammu's Kathua Nov 4, 1954, where his family lived after migrating from what is now Pakistan-occupied Kashmir.