Calling the University of Punjab a heritage of the state, Bhagwant Mann said that the University holds an emotional place in the hearts of the people of Punjab for historical, cultural and provincial reasons. According to a PTI report, Mann reminded the two leaders that at the time of the reorganization of the Punjab state in 1966, the Punjab University was declared an ‘Inter State Body Corporate’ under section 72(1) of the Punjab Reorganization Act 1966. enacted by Parliament.
Prior to this, many student bodies also staged a protest in Chandigarh to oppose this statement by the High Court. Bhagwant Mann first highlighted the legacy that Punjab University sees and wrote that Punjab has continued to support Punjab University to ensure that the historical and emotional attachment of the people of Punjab with the university is maintained and preserved.
On the economic front, Bhagwant Mann said the state government currently gives a grant of Rs 42 crore to the university every year, in addition to almost Rs 100 crore collected every year by the university from affiliated colleges. located in Punjab.