Punjab Chief Minister Amarinder Singh fashioned a committee of college vice chancellors (VCs) on Monday to work out examination reforms and evaluate curriculums for scaling up the standard of upper schooling within the state in step with the advances happening the world over.

The committee, beneath the chairmanship of the Guru Nanak Dev University VC, may even look into the potential for introducing new programs and digital schooling and submit its report inside 60 days.

Underlining the necessity to sustain with the transformation happening globally in schooling, Singh tasked the committee with drafting a plan to convey the state’s schooling system on par with the world.

New and related programs ought to be recognized to make sure that the scholars are in tune with the adjustments happening in international schooling, an official assertion issued right here quoted him as saying.

The chief minister additionally directed that each one new faculties within the state should begin lessons from the 2021-22 educational session.

Reviewing the functioning of the upper schooling and languages division, he directed the secretary, increased schooling to hurry up the recruitment course of for filling up 931 posts of assistant professors in authorities faculties.

Apprising the chief minister of the recruitment, Secretary, Higher Education VK Meena stated the method to fill the posts was initiated after placing an finish to the complicated litigation of over 17 years.

Further, the state authorities has additionally allowed the filling up of 1,925 posts of assistant professors in government-aided faculties, of which 1,400 have already been crammed, 410 lecturers regularised whereas the method for 118 is underway.

Meanwhile, Singh digitally launched the net programmes or programs launched by the Guru Nanak Dev University, Amritsar for the Punjabi diaspora throughout the globe.

He additionally ordered the rapid launch of 5 crore for establishing a language award to advertise Punjabi.

The chief minister stated the net programs would go a good distance in serving to children study the Punjabi language and imbue them with the spirit of “Punjab, Punjabi and Punjabiyat”.

The endeavour would additionally maintain Punjabi children abreast of the state’s wealthy and wonderful cultural heritage, thus connecting them with their ancestral roots, he stated.


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