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Not enough funds to rationalise fee structure in colleges: VC of GNDU

HT Correspondent, Hindustan Times  Jalandhar, January 07, 2014
First Published: 22:09 IST(7/1/2014) | Last Updated: 22:13 IST(7/1/2014)

If the state government provided more funds for the university, we would rationalise the fee structure in colleges, said Ajaib Singh Brar, vice-chancellor, Guru Nanak Dev University.

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Brar said this while inaugurating a new building at Guru Nanak Dev University College, Ladowali Road, here. 

He said that the state government was providing just 20% grant, which is Rs. 36 crore, while the expenditure of the university was above Rs. 200 crore.

He said, "We can rationalise fees if the government provides us proper funding. Every year, salaries of the employees increase and we have been getting the same grant for the last two years."

On school education, Brar said that students should be taught mother tongue in primary classes.

"The students should have command over mother tongue first. Hindi should be introduced in class 3 or 4 while English in class 5, especially in government schools. This will help students to have command over all the three languages."

On major reforms, Brar said that the university has established an enterprise resource planning (ERP) system for proper functioning of the university.

"We have got Rs. 30 crore for the same and will also get a grant of Rs. 90 crore for further development in infrastructure," he added.

Lauding the colleges here, Brar said that Jalandhar has the best colleges of the university.

Dr Jaspal Singh Randhawa, principal of the college, informed that the college is adding new courses from this academic session including MBA integrated (5 years), MBA (2 years), BBA, MCom, MSc Maths, BCA, MCA (3years), and MCA (5years) integrated.

Earlier,  the vice-chancellor inaugurated the new building of the college.

Dr Randhawa said, "We have got another grant of Rs 3 crore for constructing another building consisting of two computer labs."

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