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UGC team visits Guru Granth SahibWorld University for inspection

Gurpreet Singh Mehak, Hindustan Times  Fatehgarh Sahib, November 23, 2013
First Published: 17:51 IST(23/11/2013) | Last Updated: 18:06 IST(23/11/2013)

After five years of its inception, a team of the University Grants Commission (UGC) recently visited Shiromani Gurdwara Parbandhak Committee-run Sri Guru Granth Sahib World University (SGGSWU) here to carry out an inspection of the infrastructure required for its permission to carry out higher education like PhD, MTech, MBA, MSc, MCom, etc at the university.

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During their visit, the UGC team interacted with the university trustees, staff, students and discussed various aspects of academics, service conditions, infrastructure and work culture.
University vice-chancellor Gurmohan Singh Walia said during their two-day visit, the UGC team would visit various departments of the university to assess the standards of teaching, examination and research.

He added that the visit was in keeping with the UGC's objective of monitoring and maintaining standards in the field of education.

Meanwhile, a member of the UGC team, Prof HP Dikshit, former vice-chancellor of Indira Gandhi National Open University (IGNOU), New Delhi, said after inspection, the team would submit a detailed report of over 60 pages to the UGC.

The university was set up in 2008 and Jasbir Singh Ahluwalia was the founding vice-chancellor of the university.

University registrar Pritpal Singh said the university had sent an application to the UGC in January, 2012, for the first time and even met the UGC officials in New Delhi and invited them to inspect the university. In the meantime, some procedural changes occurred at the UGC, and the university again sent the information sought by the UGC.

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