Committee formed for exam reforms in higher education in Punjab

Punjab Chief Minister Amarinder Singh formed a committee of college vice chancellors (VCs) on Monday to work out examination reforms and evaluate curriculums for scaling up the standard of higher education in the state in line with the advances going down the world over.

The committee, beneath the chairmanship of the Guru Nanak Dev University VC, may even look into the opportunity of introducing new programs and digital education and submit its report inside 60 days.

Underlining the necessity to sustain with the transformation going down globally in education, Singh tasked the committee with drafting a plan to convey the state’s education system on par with the world.

New and related programs must be recognized to make sure that the scholars are in tune with the modifications going down in international education, an official assertion issued right here quoted him as saying.

The chief minister additionally directed that every one new faculties in the state should begin lessons from the 2021-22 educational session.

Reviewing the functioning of the higher education and languages division, he directed the secretary, higher education to hurry up the recruitment course of for filling up 931 posts of assistant professors in authorities faculties.

Apprising the chief minister of the recruitment, Secretary, Higher Education VK Meena stated the method to fill the posts was initiated after placing an finish to the advanced litigation of over 17 years.

Further, the state authorities has additionally allowed the filling up of 1,925 posts of assistant professors in government-aided faculties, of which 1,400 have already been stuffed, 410 lecturers regularised whereas the method for 118 is underway.

Meanwhile, Singh digitally launched the net programmes or programs launched by the Guru Nanak Dev University, Amritsar for the Punjabi diaspora throughout the globe.

He additionally ordered the quick launch of 5 crore for establishing a language award to advertise Punjabi.

The chief minister stated the net programs would go a great distance in serving to children study the Punjabi language and imbue them with the spirit of “Punjab, Punjabi and Punjabiyat”.

The endeavour would additionally preserve Punjabi children abreast of the state’s wealthy and wonderful cultural heritage, thus connecting them with their ancestral roots, he stated.

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