About the Program

The appointment of Professor Nirvikar Singh as chair of Sikh and Punjabi Studies at the University of California, Santa Cruz was announced by the Interim Dean of Humanities, Professor William A. Ladusaw, on December 6, 2010.  On March 18, 2011, UCSC celebrated this appointment to the newly inaugurated Sarbjit Singh Aurora Chair.  Through the Sikh Foundation, Hardit S. Aurora and his wife Harbhajan K. Singh made a gift, in honor of their son Sarbjit Singh Aurora, to fund the Sikh and Punjabi Studies Chair at UCSC.