GNDU & Punjabi University should also reject the portal – Dr. Sekhon
Amritsar, June 6 (Punjab Post Bureau) –, The Senate of the Punjab University has rejected the proposal of the Department of Higher Education, Government of Punjab for making admission in the Aided and Un-Aided Colleges of Punjab through a Centralised Admission Portal. In a way, it has asked its affiliated colleges to continue their admissions as per the academic calendar already circulated to them on their own. JAC hope that the GNDU Amritsar and Punjabi University Patiala will also reconsider their decision and follow suit. It is worth mentioning here that the Senate members of PU raised this issue when the Senate met in Chandigarh on 3.6.23. They were critical that already Syndicate has said NO to the portal admission, then why PU is following the dictates of the Department of Higher Education of the Government of Punjab.
JAC members comprising of the representatives of Non-Government Aided Colleges’ Management Federation of Punjab and Chandigarh (NGACMF), Principal’s Association of three State Universities and Punjab & Chandigarh Colleges Teachers’ Union (PCCTU) had met various Senators before the meeting in the Guest House of the PU and apprised them of their concerns.
Rajinder Mohan Singh Chhina President of JAC has welcomed the decision of the PU and said the boycott of the examination duties by College teachers and Dharna against Government of Punjab will continue till the issue is fully resolved.
Dr. Vinay Sofat President PCCTU and Dr. Gurdas Singh Sekhon General Secretary PCCTU thanked the PU Senate for taking wise decision in the interests of students and to preserve the autonomy of the University. Dr. Sekhon Told that JAC has planned its Dharna from 7th June for 5 days at Jalandhar. The Government is making an attempt to interfere in the autonomy of the Colleges against the spirit of Supreme Court judgement in TMA Pai case. The academic and administrative autonomy of the universities is also in danger.
The Colleges are already facing acute financial crises in the wake of the drastic drop in admission of students. Dr. Sekhon has requested the CM Bhagwant Singh Mann to solve these issues as soon as possible so that students can get the admission in colleges.