Punjab News Teachers want admissions on old pattern


Staff member
Amritsar April 11:

Even as the issue of upgrading Khalsa College to a university is yet to be resolved, uncertainty remains on fresh admissions this academic session.Raising the issue, the Punjab College Teachers’ Union (PCCTU) and Kot Khalsa land donors held a candle light vigil in the city, appealing to the authorities to withdraw the no-objection certificate obtained from Guru Nanak Dev University (GNDU) and begin the admission process on the old pattern.

The Khalsa College Charitable Society had obtained an NOC from the university to start admissions for undergraduate classes this session under the proposed “Khalsa University”. The GNDU Registrar, Dr Inderjeet Singh, said that in the circumstances, the university would not accept fresh admissions to first-year courses and till date no communication for cancellation of the NOC had been received from the college authorities.

“An NOC was granted on the request of the college authorities. The college is no more affiliated to the university as far as fresh admissions are concerned. “However, students appearing for the first-year graduate courses will be admitted to the next class under GNDU after passing their examination. “For switching over to the old admission pattern, the college authorities would have to re-approach the university to get the NOC cancelled.” Meanwhile, Prof HS Walia, secretary, PCCTU, has demanded withdrawal of cases against 20 teachers to restore normalcy on the campus.