New policy for admission to Colleges
of Education and Law Colleges
APRIL 16, 2008
The Punjab Government has notified its policy for
admission to Colleges of Education and Law Colleges. This was
stated by Dr. Upinderjit Kaur, Education, Civil Aviation, Vigilance
& Justice Minister, Punjab here today. The entrance test for
B.Ed. shall be held by Punjabi University, Patiala on 1st June
2008 which will cover 163 Colleges of Education affiliated to
Guru Nanak Dev University, Amritsar, Punjab University, Chandigarh
and Punjabi University, Patiala. A total number of 20220 seats
in these colleges shall be filled up through the entrance test
for which counseling will be held in two rounds between 8th July
to 15th August and 15th August to 15th September 2008. 85% of
the seats shall be filled out of applicants belonging to Punjab
State and 15% on All India basis.
Admission to B.A.LL.B, LLB and B.A.LL.B (Honours) shall also
be held on the basis of entrance test to be conducted by Punjabi
University, Patiala at Abohar, Bathinda, Amritsar, Sangrur, Patiala,
Ludhiana, Jalandhar, Muktsar, Chandigarh and at other places to
be notified by the Punjabi University, Patiala besides Ambala
Cantt, Delhi, Jaipur, Lucknow, Pune, Secunderabad and Kolkatta.
This entrance test will cover 22 law colleges affiliated to Guru
Nanak Dev University, Amritsar, Punjab University, Chandigarh
and Punjabi University, Patiala with a total intake of 3048 seats.
The counseling shall take place in two phases. The dates of counseling
shall also be notified by the Punjabi University, Patiala.
The Education Minister while talking to press said that Indian
Institute of Science Education and Research has started functioning
from Mahatma Gandhi State Institute of Public Administration,
Chandigarh. The land for the Institute has been provided by Punjab
Government at knowledge city Mohali where the institute shall
construct its own campus. She further briefed that Punjab Vidhan
Sabha has passed Sri Guru Granth Sahib World University Act-2008.
Under the act SGPC shall established the proposed Sri Guru Granth
World University at Fatehgarh Sahib with 9 schools in different
areas of sciences, social sciences and emerging technologies.
She further briefed that a Premier Management Institute is being
set-up at knowledge city Mohali in public private participation
mode. She also said that Rupees 8 crores has been released to
Govt. Colleges for up-gradation and strengthening of infrastructure.
Two new multi-faculty colleges are being set-up at Sardulgarh
in Distt. Mansa and Village Mithra in Distt. Kapurthala.
The Education Minister told the media persons that the Govt.
will being out an ordinance to amend the Punjab Official Languages
Act to make Punjabi official language in all school, colleges
and universities as also the courts subordinate to the Punjab
& Haryana High Court in the State of Punjab.
BADAL DEDICATES MATA JASWANT
KAUR MEMORIAL PRIMARY SCHOOL
MUKTSAR, APRIL 16, 2008
In a significant move to strengthen the education infrastructure
at the grass root levels in the state, the Punjab Chief Minister
Mr.Parkash Singh Badal today dedicated Mata Jaswant Kaur Memorial
Primary School to the people with a view to imparting quality
education to the underprivileged children to enable them to compete
at par with the students of the public schools.
Addressing a gathering on the occasion, Mr.Badal said that this
school in the memory of his mother Smt. Jaswant Kaur and another
upcoming 10+2 senior secondary school at Badal would be named
after his father Late Sardar Raghuraj Singh as a tribute to his
parent who made an outstanding contribution in his life. He said
that today he was delighted to inaugurate this school because
it would offer an ideal platform to the children deprived of means
of education to excel in their career.
The Chief Minister said that he had a passion for education and
the opening of this school was a step towards his missionary zeal
to spread education in every nook and corner of the state. He
lamented that the children of the affluent section of the society
had far more resources than the poor and needy who could not even
afford to teach their children in the government schools. He appealed
the key players of the corporate sectors to come forward to take
up such noble ventures to impart quality education free of cost
to the children who had almost no resources at their end.
Mr.Badal pointed out that the building of the school had been
planned after detailed deliberations with the eminent architects
and educationists from abroad and with in the country. He said
that he had personally visited the USA and other places like Delhi
and Chandigarh to incorporate the latest features and aspects
of the design and architectural in the building of this school
to give a serene look and to provide congenial atmosphere to both
teacher and taught. He also mentioned that the selection of the
teachers had been made strictly in accordance with the merit by
the management of the school run by the Ch.Devi Lal Memorial Trust.
He said that all the students admitted to this school would be
provided free education including facilities of books, meals,
uniforms and even transport.
The Chief Minister also stated that the Punjab government was
committed to provide quality education in the state through opening
Adarsh Schools and up-gradation of 351 government senior secondary
schools at a cost of Rs.142 crore. He said that education was
the only factor for the development of human resources and the
economic growth of any state or country because it was education
solely which could turn the fortunes of poor students and some
of them could even adore the highest positions in the society.
Earlier, after the Bhog of Sri Akhand Path Sahib and the Ardas
ceremony, Mr.Badal alongwith his wife and Chairpersons Hospital
Welfare Section Punjab Sardarni Surinder Kaur Badal and his brother
and former member parliament Mr.Gurdas Singh Badal dedicated the
school to the public.
Prominent amongst others who were present on the occasion included
Vice Chancellor of Panjab University Prof.RC Sobti, former Minister
Surjit Sigh Rakhra, President SGPC Jathedar Avtar Singh, Mr.Narotam
Singh Dhillon who donated land for the school, Principal of the
School BS Malik, General Secretary Youth
Akali Dal Mr.Tajinder Singh Middukhera and Mr.Avtar Sigh Vanwala
besides the senior leaders, party workers of SAD and the principals
of the eminent educational institutions.
BADAL TO BE DEVELOPED AS
A CENTRE OF EXCELLENCE IN EDUCATION
BADAL (MUKTSAR) APRIL 16, 2008
Punjab Chief Minister Mr. Parkash Singh Badal today announced
that village Badal would be soon developed as a hub of quality
educational institutions right from primary to post graduate level
in the diverse curriculum encompassing arts, humanities, science,
commerce, nursing and biotechnology.
In his presidential address on the first annual convocation held
here at Dasmesh Girls College of Education, Mr.Badal said; "Dasmesh
Educational Institutions equipped with modern infrastructure started
its journey in a humble way in mid eighties which were now heading
towards an educational revolution in the region by imparting quality
education especially to the women in the remote rural areas".
He said that today he was extremely delighted as he had almost
spent the entire day in scripting new chapters in the field of
education – a subject which was probably close to his heart.
He said that the 60% of the students who had passed out from this
college had been appointed as teachers either in government or
The Chief Minister also appreciated the role of the management
of the college in securing top positions not only in academics
but also in the extra curricular activities. He pointed out that
few students of this college had done proud to Punjab through
their outstanding contribution in the fields of sports. On the
occasion Mr.Badal announced a cash prize of Rs.50000 for the overall
topper of the college in the university examinations and Rs.25000
each to the students securing second and third position. Mr.Badal
gave a way these prizes to the students of sessions 2005-06 and
Vice Chairman of the Bharti Enterprises who was the guest of
the honour announced five Bharti scholarships of Rs.35000 each
to the deserving students of B.ed College to promote education
amongst the women. He also assured the Chief Minister that Bharti
Group in its pursuit of excellence in education would set up 100
primary schools in Punjab out of 500 to be set up in India. Likewise
the Bharti Group would set up 10 Adarsh Schools in the state as
per the terms and conditions of the state government.
Earlier, Mr.Badal presented the degrees to the 105 students of
B.ed for the academic session 2005-06 and 2006-07.
On the occasion, Principal of the College Mr.SS Sangha read the
annual report for the year 2005-06 and 2006-07 briefly outlining
the major achievements of the college in the field of academics
and co-curricular activities.
Prominent amongst others who were present on the occasion included
Panjab University Senate member Dr.Deepak Manmohan Singh, Principal
of Dasmesh Girls College Mrs.Kuldeep Kaur Mann, Vice Principal
of the Dasmesh Girls Education College Ms.Vaneeta, Principal Dasmesh
Girls Public Sr. Secondary School Mrs.Jagdish Kaur Sidhu, Principal
Jagroop Singh Sidhu member of the Dasmesh Girls College Local
Managing Society, Special Principal Secretary to Chief Minister
KJS Cheema and Deputy Commissioner Muktsar Vikas Garg
DOCTORS ADVERTISING ASSURED TREATMENT OF
SEXUAL AILMENTS TO FACE ACTION
Chandigarh, April 16, 2008
Registered Medical Practitioners (RMPs), of Homoeopathy, Ayurveda
and Allopathic issuing advertisements and promising assured treatment
of various ailments including sexual ailments are in for trouble,
as Punjab Government has decided to tighten noose on them.
Secretary Medical Education & Research Mr. Jagjit Puri today
issued directions to initiate action against all those doctors
who are advertising through various media including print, broadcast
and outdoor media. Mr. Puri took a meeting of various Heads of
Councils and Boards working under the department and directed
them to start a campaign to stop advertisements by Registered
Medical Practitioners (RMPs), as it was violation of guidelines
of Medical Council of India, IMA and other affiliating bodies.
Mr. Puri said that it was unfortunate that some of the leading
medical practitioners dealing in Homoeopathy, Ayurveda and Allopathic
are giving advertisements and putting hoardings in different parts
of the State claiming total rejuvenation especially in matter
of sexual problems, assuring the birth of male child etc. He said
that these advertisements were against provisions of various acts.
He reminded them that Sh. Teekshan Sood, Medical Education &
Research Minister has also issued directions that these RMPs are
alluring innocent people by giving misleading advertisements and
turning the pious medical profession as a money minting profession.
He said that it was unethical as well as illegal for a doctor
to advertise and any doctor issuing advertisements would be issued
show cause notice by the affiliating body and proceedings would
be launched for cancellation of his licence.
Mr. Puri said that Local Government Department and Transport
Department were also being approached to remove the hoardings
of advertisements by such doctors from municipal limits and also
from buses of Transport Department.
Mr. Puri said that it was the duty of the government to ensure
that medical professional does not fall in the hands of profiteers.
He warned that if effective steps are not taken by the RMPs themselves
then Govt. would be forced to book the erring practitioners.
and the Zila Parishads shall be held by 15th May, 2008
and the general elections to Gram Panchayats be held by 31st May,
Chandigarh April 16, 2008
The Government of Punjab has notified that the general elections
to the Panchayat Samitis and the Zila Parishads shall be held
by 15th May, 2008 and the general elections to Gram Panchayats
be held by 31st May, 2008. Earlier, the State Government had recommended
that the general elections to all the three Panchayati Raj Institutions
be held simultaneously. However, based upon the reports of the
Deputy Commissioners, the State Government has now recommended
that conduct of elections to all the three Panchayati Raj Institutions
on the same day shall pose serious operational problems. Casting
of three ballot papers by each voter shall involve considerable
time and even the extended polling hours from 8 AM to 5 PM shall
not be adequate for this purpose and this may in some places even
result in a law and order problem. Some Deputy Commissioners are
also facing problems in the appointment of requisite number of
poll personnel for the conduct of the three elections simultaneously.
Accordingly, the State Government has recommended that the General
Elections to the three Panchayati Raj Institutions may be held
in two phases. The State Election Commission has considered the
problems posed by the Deputy Commissioners and accepted the recommendation
of the State Government. Accordingly, the poll for General Election
to the Panchayat Samitis and the Zila Parishads shall be held
on 12th May 2008. Detailed date-wise schedule for this purpose
shall be issued separately. However, the Model Code of Conduct
comes into force immediately. The poll for general election to
the Gram Panchayats shall be held in the last week of May, 2008
and the date of poll and detailed schedule shall be announced
IRRIGATION PROGRAMME FOR KHARIF SEASON ANNOUNCED
CHANDIGARH, April 16:
The Irrigation Department, Punjab has announced the Rotational
irrigation Programme for the Kharif Season through Canal water
from 19 April to 26 April, 2008. The channels of Sirhind Canal
System would run on priority basis from Bhatinda Branch, Bist
Doab Canal, Sidhwan Branch, Patiala feeder and Abohar Branch respectively.
Disclosing this here today, a spokesman of the Irrigation department
said that direct distributaries of Bhakra Main Line, in Group
'A' being in the first preference would run to their indent. Balance
water supplies would be utilised in Ghaggar link and its off taking
channels i.e. Ghaggar Branch and Patiala Minor in Group 'B' respectively.
The spokesman further said that the Punjab channels off taking
from Harika and Ferozepur Head Works & Branches i.e. all the
direct distributaries of Sirhind Feeder in-group "A"
being in the first preference would run to their indent. Balance
water supplies would be utilised in Abohar Branch off taking from
Sirhind Feeder and its distributaries/minors in-group "B".
The spokesman also said that the channels off taking from upper
Bari Doab Canal i.e. Lahore Branch with its distributaries being
in first Preference would run to their indent. Balance Surplus
water available would be utilised in Main Branch Lower, Kasur
Branch Lower and Sabraon Branch with its distributaries.