PTU likely to have 20 new colleges
Jalandhar, June 27
While the staff and infrastructural problems plague Punjab Technical University (PTU), it is likely to have around 20 more colleges in the coming session.
Of the total applications that have come to the AICTE and PTU for an approval and inspections, 13 have come for opening new engineering colleges while seven are for MBA and MCA colleges. If all applications are accepted, PTU, which has 82 engineering colleges, will have 95 colleges in the new session.
Since an approval for new colleges is still awaited, these could not participate in the first round of the online counselling -the results of which were declared yesterday.
It is learnt that there has been a proposal that some of these colleges be given to Punjabi University or Guru Nanak Dev University in their respective areas so that the system may be managed more conveniently and students may be saved from any further harassment.
PTU VC Dr Rajneesh Arora, however, refuted any need to shift the affiliation of colleges. “We are managing the system comfortably. The number of complaints of students has gone down even as their overall strength has multiplied. We already have added some staff and are in the process of getting more people,” he said.