Senior IAS Officer, Ashok Khemka has topped the Panjab University law entrance examination, securing 166.37 marks to beat over 4000 law aspirants for the three-year LLB programme at the university. Khemka, who also has a B. Tech degree from IIT, Kharagpur, is currently serving as Principal Secretary to the Haryana Government’s Science and Technology Department.
“I always had an interest in law. I will do the evening course and intend to take up this profession after my retirement,” Khemka has been quoted to as saying to Times of India after the Panjab University declared its provisional merit list on July 13, 2016.
Apart from holding a PhD in Computer Science from Tata Institute of Fundamental Research, Khemka also holds an MBA degree in Finance and has additionally done his Masters in Economics.
The bureaucrat stole the headlines in 2012 after cancelling a controversial land acquisition deal between Robert Vadra- Sonia Gandhi’s son in law- and DLF. He is known to have been transferred 46 times during his service spanning over 22 years.
Panjab University has released the overall as well as category wise merit list for PU LLB 2016. The counselling sessions for the LLB programme started from July 14 and will continue till 16 July, 2016.
Candidates fulfilling the eligibility criteria of PU LLB 2016 will be offered admission to as many as 597 seats at the Department of laws, Panjab University (Chandigarh), Regional Centre (Muktsar), University Institute of Laws-Regional Centre (Ludhiana) and University Institute of Legal Studies (Hoshiarpur).
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