Patiala, August 3, 2023 — Punjabi University has achieved several recent successes, including a 15% increase in undergraduate admissions and a rise in engineering course admissions after many years. The university has also taken steps to combat indiscipline and corruption, with the Chief Minister of Punjab, Bhagwant Singh Mann, expressing satisfaction with the university’s progress.
In a meeting with the Vice Chancellor, Prof. Arvind, the Chief Minister was briefed on the university’s recent achievements. These include the introduction of six new five-year integrated courses, the establishment of the Punjab Wildlife Restoration Center and the Punjab Rural Business and Enterprise Development Center, and the medals won by university players in the Commonwealth Games and World University Games.
The Chief Minister was also informed about the university’s anti-corruption campaign, which has exposed corruption of about 14 crores of rupees. Action has been taken against the accused, and the investigation is ongoing under the leadership of Justice Zora Singh.
The Chief Minister assured the Vice Chancellor of all possible help to Punjabi University. He said that the present government is committed to taking the university out of financial crisis and that the Punjab government is continuously giving a grant of Rs.30 crore per month during the current financial year. This has helped to control the arrears of salaries that have been going on for many years.
The Vice-Chancellor, Prof. Arvind, assured the Chief Minister that Punjabi University will achieve new high standards in research and teaching. He said that the university is working diligently to achieve this goal.