MRSPTU to be developed as Model Uni ,Manpreet Badal
Punjab Finance Minister Manpreet Singh Badal promised to develop Maharaja Ranjit Singh Punjab Technical University (MRSPTU) as Model University in the state and announced Rs. 50 Core grant during the current financial year for the first phase of the University.
While addressing the MRSPTU senior officers, faculty and representatives of more than 60 University affiliated colleges at Conference Hall here, Badal said that MRSPTU will provide fillip to the technical education in the state and assured that there will be no shortage of funds to the University for imparting quality education. He also urged the colleges in Malwa region to remain affiliated with the MRSPTU for better results as Punjab Government was committed to provide every possible help to the University.
Badal regretted that even after 70 years of Independence, our Human Resource Quality and Education Standards not up the mark, while the countries like China, Taiwan, Hong Kong, Malaysia and Korea succeeded in achieving higher standards of Education in short span of 15-20 years. He also stressed upon the need to empower Punjabi youngsters going abroad with Skill to compete with their South Indian counterparts.
Listing achievements, Mr. Badal said that the Punjab Government had launched a unique ‘Chief Minister Scholarship Scheme’ with a resolve to provide cheaper and quality technical education to the meritorious & poor students of the state.
Speaking on the occasion, MRSPTU, Vice Chancellor, Dr Mohan Paul Singh Ishar said that the varsity was established in 2015 to give an impetus to the technical education in Malwa region and focusing on skill development, research and teachers’ training. He proudly said that the MRSPTU has become the first Technical University in Punjab to be registered under 12-B of the UGC Act 1956 making the Institute eligible for the central assistance.
Giving details, Dr Ishar said the university has more than 100 colleges affiliated to it and offering 78 under graduate, post graduate and Skill development courses that include Engineering, Management, Pharmacy, Food Technology etc. The university has 11 districts under it including Bathinda, Barnala, Faridkot, Fatehgarh Sahib, Fazilka, Ferozepur, Mansa, Moga, Muktsar, Patiala and Sangrur.
Badal also reviewed the work-in-progress of University Campus and held a meeting with Vice-Chancellor Dr Mohan Paul Singh Ishar, Registrar Dr Jasbir Singh Hundal and senior officers of the University.