Kapurthala, March 24, 2013: Punjab Technical University (PTU) is planning to establish a Chair on Shri Guru Nanak Dev Studies. The plea of the Academic Branch of the university is that Sri Guru Nanak Dev started his spiritual journey form Sultanpur Lodhi (Distt. Kapurthala). Honoring the slogan of Guru Ji “Na koi Hindu, Na koi Muslim”, the university will shortly start new courses based on his teachings. This agenda was placed in the 41st Academic Council Meeting of the university. The meeting was held on 22nd March in university campus. The Academic Council discussed on 15 proposed agendas and 12 other colleges have also placed their agendas before the meeting. In addition, 5 table agendas were also discussed. The meeting was presided over by Vice Chancellor PTU Dr. Rajneesh Arora as council Chairman and proposed agendas were placed by Dean Academic Dr. Buta Singh Sidhu.
The Academic Council has given approval to three new courses which included Masters Degree in Journalism and Mass Communication, PG Diploma in Teaching Methodology and MBA in Business Laws, which will be run in the campus of Punjab Institute of Technology, Kapurthala. MBA in Business Law is a course which will be started by any university for the first time and PTU is going to start this course as per the demand of the market. Director PIT Kapurthala Dr. Nachhattar Singh told that the university will teach half course of Work Business Management and half course of Business Laws. In addition, PTU is also planning to start academic courses in its campus and for this the proposal of the infrastructure has been put before the council.
The academic council has also told the college authorities that the Punjab and Haryana High Court has praised the decision of PTU to make admissions in January. The council gave its plea that the action taken in right direction can be challenged in the first instance but afterwards it is praised by everybody. The council also appreciated the decision of National Board of Accreditation (NBA) for making PTU, the nodal centre for five states, to improve the technical education in respective states i.e Punjab, Himachal, Jammu and Kashmir, Chandigarh and Haryana (northern part).
On this occasion, Registrar PTU Dr. H.S. Bains, Dean College Development Dr. Balkar Singh, Deputy Controller Examinations Er. Paramjit Singh, Deputy Registrar Academic Er. Ekomkar Singh were also present.
Other agendas placed before the council (Proposed and Passed)
• International Collaborations of the University
• The services provided by PTU Library to various colleges
• New Immigration Policy
• Course Syllabus of Ph.D
• UGC Regulations
• Short Term Certificate Courses
• International Student Policies