IKG PTU Vice Chancellor gave practical suggestions and direction in the 54th Academic Council; Positive response on total 45 agendas of the University & its affiliated colleges
Institutes should ensure that every engineering student visits industry, works there and takes training: VC IKGPTU Dr. Susheel Mittal
– IKGPTU Vice Chancellor gave practical suggestions and direction in the 54th Academic Council; Positive response on total 45 agendas of the University & its affiliated colleges
– Directions to motivate students to complete their degree within the stipulated time limit, said “Students should be serious towards studies”.
Jalandhar/Kapurthala/Chandigarh Bridging the growing gap between industry and education sector, making students understand the true purpose of doing a degree, increasing the responsibility of teachers and students towards studies, all these are the responsibilities of educational institutions. At present, the need to work by understanding these responsibilities more closely is very important in the interest of Punjab and our country. Institutes ensure that every engineering student visits industry, works there and gets trained. These views are of Dr. Susheel Mittal, Vice Chancellor, I.K. Gujral Punjab Technical University (IKG PTU). He was addressing the 54th Academic Council meeting of the university on Wednesday. The meeting took place in the main campus of the university.
Principals/Directors of affiliated colleges from across Punjab participated as Academic Council members. University Vice Chancellor Dr. Susheel Mittal presided over the Academic Council meeting as Chairman. Registrar Dr. S.K.Misra started the meeting as the Council Secretary. Dean Academic Prof. (Dr.) Vikas Chawla presented all the agenda before the Council. Vice Chancellor Dr. Mittal made it clear that the Academic Council will be serious and will understand its responsibilities only then the young generation will move forward in the right direction.
Total 45 agendas were placed in the Academic Council meeting, on which the Council agreed after general feedback and discussion. In this, two agendas were statutory, two for information while 32 agendas were kept as ratification. A total of 08 agendas were presented in the form of discussion and proposal. Only one agenda was table agenda. The main agenda includes making everyone aware about the report of the action taken to promote research in the May 2022 meeting of the University Research Board, giving consent to give special chance (golden chance) to the old students in pending exams, Demand of fee hike for various courses of the university by the colleges. The agenda related to allowing students to move forward under special eventful aspects, taking decisions regarding name corrections on certificates were also important.
A demand has been made by the colleges that the fees of various courses of the university have not been increased for the last 15 years, whereas during this period, the scale of teachers and campus expenses have increased immensely. On this, Council Secretary Registrar Dr. S.K. Misra clarified that this item is already pending with the Technical Education and Industrial Training Department, Govt. of Punjab for decision. Action is underway. Similarly, on giving opportunities to the students under the Golden Chance Examination and special eventful aspects, Vice Chancellor Dr. Susheel Mittal clarified that all the institutions need to work together on this, so that the students do not just study and get a degree but take it seriously in the interest of their future first. Students should complete degrees within the given time limit only. He said that he is not in favor of such relaxation in studies which reduces seriousness.
During the vote of thanks, Registrar Dr. S.K. Misra informed everyone about the implementation of the National Education Policy and the recent decision taken by the University for establishment of the Business cum Incubation Center. He also shared with the Council the information about the proposal received from ISB and IIIT Hyderabad. All the deans, department heads, other campus directors and subject experts of the university were present in the meeting.