Chandigarh, Dec 22: The Punjab Cabinet has approved to replace the ordinance regarding establishment of Maharaja Ranjit Singh State Technical University into bill with an emphasis on world class education for the students.
The bill will be introduced in the upcoming session of Punjab Vidhan Sabha for its conversion into an Act. The decision was taken at the meeting of Council of Ministers chaired by Punjab Chief Minister Parkash Singh Badal.
The upcoming university would have territorial jurisdiction over Bathinda, Barnala, Faridkot, Fatehgarh Sahib, Ferozepur, Mansa, Moga, Sri Muktsar Sahib, Patiala and Sangrur besides other regions outside the state, a spokesperson of the Chief Minister's Office said.
The Cabinet also gave approval to introduce the Punjab Affiliated Colleges (Security of Service) Amendment Bill-2014 in the forthcoming session of Punjab Vidhan Sabha to fix the term of Chairman and members of the Educational Tribunal for three years or till the attaining of age of sixty five years, whichever was earlier.
For further improving the quality of higher education infrastructure through private institutions, the Punjab Cabinet has approved to replace the Sant Baba Bhag Singh University ordinance, 2014 into bill for presenting in the coming session for its enactment.
This will pave the way for setting up private self-financed university 'Sant Baba Bhag Singh University' run by the Sant Baba Bhag Singh Charitable Society village Khayla in Jalandhar district, the spokesperson said.