For education reforms, govt sets up panel of VCs

Committee to submit report within 60 days

For education reforms, govt sets up panel of VCs

Tribune News Service

Chandigarh, May 3

Chief Minister Capt Amarinder Singh on Monday constituted a committee of vice chancellors to work out examination reforms and review curriculums, and to scale up the quality of higher education in the state in line with the advances taking place across the world. The committee, under the chairmanship of the VC, GNDU, will also look into introduction of new courses and digital education and will submit its report within 60 days.

In tune with global education changes: CM

  • CM Capt Amarinder Singh tasked the committee with drafting a plan to bring the state’s education system on a par with the world
  • New and relevant courses should be identified to ensure that the students are in tune with the changes taking place in global education, he said
  • The Chief Minister directed that all new colleges in the state must start classes from academic session 2021-22

Underlining the need to keep up with the transformation taking place globally in education, the Chief Minister tasked the committee with drafting a plan to bring the state’s education system on a par with the world. New and relevant courses should be identified to ensure that the students are in tune with the changes taking place in global education, he said. The Chief Minister also directed that all new colleges in the state must start classes from academic session 2021-22.

Reviewing the functioning of the Higher Education and Languages Department, he directed the Secretary, Higher Education, to speed up the recruitment process for filling up 931 posts of assistant professors in government colleges.

The meeting was informed that Sri Guru Tegh Bahadur State University of Law at Tarn Taran and Jagat Guru Nanak Dev Punjab State Open University at Patiala had started functioning from their transit campuses from the current academic session. Besides, Amity University had also been set up through the Amity University Punjab Act, 2021.

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