Royal Pa­tiala Tha­par Univer­sity

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about this devel­op­ment,” Sar­wan Singh Channy, prin­ci­pal sec­re­tary, tech­ni­cal ed­u­ca­tion, Pun­jab, told HT. “Ac­cord­ing to de­part­ment in­for­ma­tion, the quota for Pun­jab should be as it was in the pre­vi­ous year.” Set up in a 250-acre cam­pus, the in­sti­tute was es­tab­lished in 1956. For­merly known as Tha­par In­sti­tute of En­gi­neer­ing and Tech­nol­ogy, it was granted full au­ton­omy and sta­tus of a deemed univer­sity in 1985 by the UGC. Till 2002, the Pun­jab government was giv­ing 95% grant-in-aid to the in­sti­tute to bear the ex­pen­di­ture of salaries of em­ploy­ees of all sanc­tioned posts. Be­sides en­gi­neer­ing, Tha­par Univer­sity of­fers post­grad­u­ate and un­der­grad­u­ate pro­grammes in sci­ence, man­age­ment

and so­cial sciences.

Pun­jab warns Tha­par Univer­sity over quota with­drawal

Pun­jab Chief Min­is­ter Parkash Singh Badal Tues­day asked the man­age­ment of Tha­par Univer­sity in Pa­tiala to con­tinue with the ex­ist­ing norm to pro­vide 50% quota for stu­dents hail­ing from the state. He warned that any de­par­ture from th­ese rules would not be tol­er­ated at any cost. Badal said this at a meet­ing of the Board of Gov­er­nors (BOG) of Tha­par Ed­u­ca­tional Trust. The chief min­is­ter said the Tha­par Univer­sity, a lead­ing in­sti­tu­tion of tech­ni­cal ed­u­ca­tion in the re­gion, was bound to abide by the stip­u­lated rules on pro­vi­sion of 50% quota to the stu­dents from the state. Badal said the abo­li­tion of quota by Tha­par Univer­sity would tan­ta­mount to “be­trayal with Pun­jab which would never ever be ac­cepted by the state government and the peo­ple of Pun­jab”, said a spokesman. He said that, due to the sheer mag­na­nim­ity on the part of the state

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