dr. Raghuvendra Tanwar, professor emeritus and former registrar of Kurukshetra University, has been appointed chairman of the Indian Council of Historical Research (ICHR), New Delhi, the college said on Monday. KU Vice-Chancellor Prof. Som Nath Sachdeva congratulated Prof. Tanwar. Indeed, it is a great honor for the entire KU brotherhood and all KU stakeholders that Prof Tanwar has been appointed as the chairman of the ICHR, Sachdeva said.
According to the Union Gazette notice issued last week, Prof. Tanwar’s tenure as ICHR chairman will be three years from the date he takes office, the KU statement said. It said Tanwar has served the history department of KU for 42 years and has held very important positions including the chairman, dean of faculty, dean of student welfare and professor emeritus.
He was appointed director of the Haryana Academy of History and Culture in 2016. He was also a UGC National Fellow, a prestigious position in academia, from 2002-2005. “Prof Tanwar is a world-renowned expert in partition studies and Jammu & Kashmir and has published a large number of books and research papers in the national and international journal in these fields,” it said.
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