The ongoing strike by the staff of IK Gujral Punjab Technical University (IKG-PTU) has delayed the results of the first round of online counselling for allotment of seats in colleges across the state.
The IKG-PTU is holding counselling for its own colleges and those affiliated to Punjabi University, Patiala, Punjab Agricultural University, Ludhiana, and Maharaja Ranjit Singh State Technical University, Bathinda, for BTech, MTech, MPharmacy, MBA and MCA courses.
The PTU staff is up in arms against shifting of `75 crore from the varsity to Bathinda-based Maharaja Ranjit Singh State Technical University.
Sources said the National Informatics Centre (NIC) that has been outsourced by the IKG-PTU to conduct the online counselling has already submitted the result to the varsity. As varsity employees - who are on strike - have to conduct fee verification before declaring results, the delay has happened.
As per the admission schedule, from Thursday onwards, the varsity would start inviting applications for the second round of counselling ."The delay would make the entire admissions process messy," said a senior employee of the varsity.
Officiating vice chancellor and secretary technical education Rakesh Verma said the results have been delayed due to some technical glitch. "Dean Academics Dr Buta Singh has sought a week's time to declare the result. There is no need for students to panic," said Verma.