Shimla: Former Vice-chancellor of Himachal Pradesh University Dr Anil Wilson passed away in Delhi today at his home. He was 61 and was suffering from cancer of pancreas.
After his studies at Himachal Pradesh University, he had returned to serve the institution as its vice-chancellor in the year 2007 and had put in his papers in March 2008 quoting personal reasons. Before that he also was principal of the prestigious St Stephen’s College in Delhi.
Governor Prabha Rau and Chief Minister Prem Kumar Dhumal expressed grief over his demise. Dhumal said Wilson was an educationist par excellence and his contribution to renowned educational institutions of the country would be remembered.
His brief term of thirteen-and-half months as VC at HPU was marked by forward-looking steps like introduction of internal assessment at the post-graduate level that encouraged better attendance in classes and introduction of marks system for recruitment of teachers to the university.
Wilson is survived by his wife son and daughter.