Punjab Govt starving universities of funds: BJP

Punjab Govt starving universities of funds: BJP

The BJP today lambasted the Congress government for wreaking havoc on the higher education in the state by starving universities and colleges of funds. - File photo

Chandigarh, November 21

The BJP today lambasted the Congress government for wreaking havoc on the higher education in the state by starving universities and colleges of funds.

Punjab BJP general secretary Subhash Sharma said it was humiliating for the state the way Punjabi University Vice Chancellor Dr BS Ghuman resigned from his post because the Punjab Government did not provide the university with adequate funds for staff salaries.

Subhash Sharma, State BJP Gen Secy

Big insult to faculty

It is a big insult to the teaching community if they cannot even make their both ends meet in the face of acute financial crisis.

He regretted the university was reeling under Rs 150 crore debt and the state government had done nothing to bail it out. The fate of Panjab University, Chandigarh, and Punjab Technical University, Jalandhar, was also in jeopardy as the state government had starved them of funds.

“Crores of rupees earmarked for the PTU have been diverted and spent on other state government heads, playing havoc with the education structure of the university,” he said. — TNS

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