Kurukshetra, January 11
Dr Raguvendra Tanwar, professor Emeritus and former Registrar, Kurukshetra University, has been appointed chairman of the Indian Council of Historical Research (ICHR), New Delhi. Professor Som Nath Sachdeva, Vice-Chancellor, KU, congratulated Prof Tanwar and said, “It is indeed a great honour for the KU fraternity and all stakeholders of KU that Prof Tanwar has been appointed the chairman of the ICHR.
As per the gazette notification of the Union Government, Prof Tanwar’s tenure as ICHR chairman will be for three years. Professor Tanwar served the history department of KU for 42 years and held important positions including chairperson, dean of the faculty, dean students welfare, dean academic affairs, registrar, and professor emeritus. He was appointed the Director of Haryana Academy of History and Culture in 2016. He also served as a UGC national fellow, a prestigious position in academia from 2002-2005.
Prof Tanwar is a world-renowned expert in the field of partition studies and Jammu & Kashmir and has published a large number of books and research papers in the national and international journals in these areas.