May 11, 2013 1:40:54 am
The Syndicate meeting scheduled for May 15 will witness a discussion on a proposal sent by the Union Ministry of Human Resource and Management (MHRD) regarding the admissions of wards of Kashmiri migrants in various courses.
The proposal says that 10 per cent relaxation in the cut-off percentage in all the courses should be given to the wards of the Kashmiri migrants. Moreover,the ministry has also recommended that the intake capacity of such students should be increased by 5 per cent in the courses.
Not only this,the government has also proposed that one seat for wards of Kashmiri migrants should be reserved in technical professional courses and waiving of domicile requirement,one of the prerequisites to get admission in any course.
Along with this,syndics will give approval to an item where Rs 4.94 lakh have been earmarked for the upgradation and extension of the Panjab University main library- A C Joshi. The students have from time to time registered their protests with the authorities asking them to upgrade and extend the seating capacity of the library.
Moreover,for the first time the Syndicates will deliberate on 300-page inspection reports pertaining to colleges. This time,the varsity has managed to complete the inspections by March 31. Earlier,the inspections used to be delayed,following which colleges used to admit students without fulfilling anomalies being pointed out by the inspection committees.
The Syndicate will also see a discussion on the resolution moved by one of the senators Dinesh saying that any investigator or co-investigator working on a minor or major projects granted by UGC or DST,should be allowed to travel by air beyond 300 kilometers and should be granted TA and DA in case of distance less than 300 kilometers.
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