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Panjab University appoints Gulzar as ‘Tagore Professor of Indian Literature’

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Chandigarh: Noted filmmaker-lyricist Gulzar has been appointed as ‘Tagore Professor of Indian Literature’ at Panjab University on Sunday.

The appointment was approved by the Panjab University syndicate, the institution’s decision-making body, according to a PU spokesman.

Panjab University Syndicate today (Sunday) decided to appoint noted film personality, litterateur, and Dadasaheb Phalke Awardee Gulzar, as the ‘Tagore Professor of Indian Literature’ at the university,

The PU syndicate also approved to recommend an honorary degree of Doctor of Sciences to Shiv Nadar, founder and chairman of information technology giant HCL.

It approved to recommend an honorary degree of Doctor of Literature to PU alumnus and Somali novelist Nuruddin Farah.

The syndicate also approved to recommend the name of corporate czar Y.C. Daveshwar, chairman of ITC, for the Panjab University Udyog Rattan.

PU alumnus and legendary hockey player Balbir Singh Senior has been recommended as the first recipient of the Panjab University Khel Ratna award.

Established in 1882 in Lahore in Pakistan, PU is one of the oldest universities in the country. It was re-located to its present sprawling campus in Chandigarh’s Sector 14 and 25, in 1956 after partition in August 1947.

The university’s list of alumni includes some of the immensely well-known persons like former prime ministers Manmohan Singh and I.K. Gujral, former president Shankar Dayal Sharma, Nobel laureate Hargobind Khorana, astronaut Kalpana Chawla, first woman IPS officer Kiran Bedi, Jammu and Kashmir Governor N.N. Vohra, actor Anupam Kher, singer Jagjit Singh, actor-comedian Jaspal Bhatti, Jnanpith award winner and Sanskrit scholar Satya Vrat Shastri, union ministers Sushma Swaraj and Rajiv Pratap Rudy, former union ministers Kapil Sibal, Kumari Selja and Pawan Kumar Bansal, first Nobel laureate from Pakistan Mohammed Abdus Salam and many more.

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HCL Becomes Preferred Service Partner For Chip-Making Giant Broadcom

"This collaboration highlights our strong and growing relationship with Broadcom," said C. Vijayakumar, President and CEO, HCL Technologies

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HCL becomes preferred services partner for Broadcom.

HCL Technologies on Monday said it became preferred the services partner for chip-making giant Broadcom Inc’s enterprise software products and will provide professional services, education and training services.

The San Jose, California-headquartered Broadcom designs, develops and supplies semiconductor and infrastructure software solutions.

As a result of the global preferred services partnership agreement between the two companies, Broadcom customers will have access to HCL’s technological expertise across consulting, implementation, upgrade and support services.

In addition, the majority of Broadcom’s professional services personnel will transition to HCL.

Broadcom’s mainframe and US public sector professional services group will continue to operate as-is outside of this partnership agreement.

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“This partnership represents an important building block as we grow our infrastructure software capabilities advanced by the acquisition of CA Technologies last month,” said Hock Tan, President and Chief Executive Officer of Broadcom.

“We believe our partnership, which spans more than a decade and HCL’s strength in digital and IT infrastructure, will help us jointly deliver the expertise needed to support our customer’s mission-critical infrastructure software,” Tan said.

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HCL said it would create a new “Center of Excellence” with dedicated focus on Broadcom enterprise software products to provide broad capabilities and solutions for a superior customer experience.

“This collaboration highlights our strong and growing relationship with Broadcom,” said C. Vijayakumar, President and CEO, HCL Technologies. (IANS)