Punjab News Khalsa college begins registration process


Staff member
Amritsar April 13:

With uncertainty looming large over the proposed conversion of Khalsa College into a private university, the college authorities have started the registration process for the new academic session on the old pattern (in affiliation with GND University).

The college Principal, Dr Daljeet Singh, said the registration process for graduate and undergraduate courses would commence from today. “Admissions will be done on the basis of the declaration of the lower examination results expected to be declared in June. But it has been decided that the registration process, where students will be given counselling and guidance about courses they aspire to opt for, will start from tomorrow as per the old pattern,” he said.

Meanwhile, contrary to the GND University Registrar’s recent statement, Vice-Chancellor of the university AS Brar said the university would have no hitch in accepting students through the college. “Since the management aspired to elevate the college to the status of a university, we have given them an NOC. But it does not mean disaffiliation. Till they convert the college into a university, their students will be accepted on the prevailing pattern”, he said.

Deputy Commissioner KS Pannu today also organised a meeting between the college Principal and the agitating teachers to sort out differences between them following the directions of CM Parkash Singh Badal. Regarding the cases registered against 20 teachers, the DC said the matter would be resolved amicably. On the other hand, the teachers assured that they would wholeheartedly work for the institution.

“Though we hail the decision of the management to start the registration process, uncertainty prevails over the college’s proposed conversion. Our protests will continue till the picture becomes clear,” said teachers. The President and the Secretary of the Khalsa College Teachers Union, Prof SS Rangi, and Prof Daljit Singh, respectively, along with Prof Gurdev Singh, Prof Arora, Prof Sukhbir Singh, Prof HB Singh and Prof Randhir Singh participated at the meeting.