Now the syllabus of all the universities of Punjab will be equal in the coming time. A committee has also been constituted to implement minimum standards for private and government universities with common guidelines. Punjab Education Minister Pragat Singh and Education Secretary Krishna Kumar also held a meeting with all the Vice Chancellors in this regard. In this regard, he has also constituted a committee, in which Dr. RS Bawa, Chancellor of Chandigarh University and VC of Rayat and Bahra University, Prof. Parvinder Singh is also included.
However, according to this, private universities will be allowed 30 to 40 percent of their decision. In the meeting held in this regard, the Vice Chancellors of all the universities including the minister were also present. In this committee, former VC of Guru Nanak Dev University, Prof. SP Singh is also involved. Pro. Singh had earlier drafted the education policy for Punjab, but this draft was not discussed further. A similar attempt was made about 15 years ago, in which Panjab University was also a part, but at that time this plan could not go ahead.
During the meeting, there was also a discussion regarding the implementation of the Seventh Pay Commission. Pfacto is on a gradual hunger strike for the last 39 days for this demand. Along with this, the issue of de-linking salary during recruitment was also discussed. The members believed that due to this decision, not only Punjab but also Chandigarh’s education would go backward. Good teachers will not want to stay here and good education is not possible without good teachers.
There was an attempt about the syllabus even 15 years ago.
There was talk about the exploitation, recruitment of teachers due to PTA funds. Teachers are not even getting basic salary in the name of fund. An attempt was made about the syllabus about 15 years ago too, but due to the strictness of the Board of Studies of Panjab University, the consensus of all the universities could not be reached. At that time also it was proposed that the subjects and courses of all the three state universities i.e. GNDU, PU Patiala and PU should remain the same. So that the students do not suffer at the time of migration and admission.