Thapar University restores 50% quota for Punjab

On persuasion of Chief Minister Parkash Singh Badal,the Thapar University in Patiala has decided to restore the 50 per cent territorial quota for the students of Punjab.

Written by Express News Service | Chandigarh | Published:May 4, 2012 3:48 am

On persuasion of Chief Minister Parkash Singh Badal,the Thapar University in Patiala has decided to restore the 50 per cent territorial quota for the students of Punjab.

A statement from the Chief Minister’s Office said on Thursday that the university authorities have conveyed their decision by handing over a letter in this regard to S S Channy,Principal Secretary (Technical Education and Industrial Training).

Earlier,Badal had taken up the matter with Union HRD Minister Kapil Sibal while highlighting the claim of Punjab and its students saying that the university has come up in the present shape and stature solely on account of the state’s help,which had given them 250 acre of land and also grant-in-aid till 2001.

In a statement on Thursday,Thapar University authorities said: “The university today responded to the Directorate of Technical Education’s request to reconsider the university’s admission guidelines. “

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