Indefinite strike by PTU staff puts students in tizzy situation

Updated on Jul 25, 2015 07:05 PM IST
Due to the tussle between the staff of IK Gujral-Punjab Technical University (IKG-PTU) and government over the issue of transferring of corpus funds to build Maharaja Ranjit Singh Technical University in Bathinda, students of hundreds of state institutions affiliated with the university are suffering unnecessarily.
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Hindustan Times | By, Kapurthala

Due to the tussle between the staff of IK Gujral-Punjab Technical University (IKG-PTU) and government over the issue of transferring of corpus funds to build Maharaja Ranjit Singh Technical University in Bathinda, students of hundreds of state institutions affiliated with the university are suffering unnecessarily.

As all the staff of the university is on indefinite strike since fortnight, the university has failed to announce the results of many courses, resulting into trouble for students who have been waiting for their results to take admission in other courses.

Generally the results of all the graduations, post-graduations and diploma courses are declared before mid July, but due to all the staff members, including teaching and non-teaching staff of the university on strike since July 10, 2015, there has been delay in the declaration of results.

Archita, a student of masters of computer applications (MCA) at a Jalandhar-based institution, said she has been anxiously waiting for her fourth semester result since the last 10 days as she has to get admission in the next class. "My decision to continue studies depend on the result and if PTU fails to declare the result in the coming week, getting admission will be difficult and I might have to skip my studies," she said.

Another student Mohit, pursuing bachelor of technology at Phagwara-based institution, said most of the students were waiting to fill the online forms to get entry into the navy, air force and others. "But we need graduation marks to do so. Now we have to fill average marks by our guess. But this may create trouble in case if anyone gets selected in future," he said.

Rohit Sharma, who has pursued his B. Tech from Ropar-based institution, said he has applied in Singapore colleges for higher studies and embassy was demanding transcript. "To make a transcript, it needs a panel of 10-member staff. But due to strike, I am facing difficulty and I might have to cancel my plan to study abroad," he said.

However, results of few courses were declared before the indefinite strike started while students of courses, including M. Pharmacy, MCA, BBA, MBA, BCA, B. Com, M. Com, B. Tech and M. Tech, are still awaiting their results.

As per the information, the Punjab government had asked IK Gujral Punjab Technical University (IKG-PTU), Kapurthala to transfer Rs 75 crores from its corpus fund to upgrade Giani Zail Singh Engineering College, Bathinda, to the proposed Maharaja Ranjit Singh Technical University on July 08, 2015. Following the letter regarding directions by principal secretary, Technical Education and Industrial Training with regard to the transfer of amount,

IKG-PTU Kapurthala employees, strongly disapproving has the order, had started opposing this move by the state government.

University's Mulazim Front on July 10, opposing the move had started an indefinite strike, while Rs 75 crore was secretly transferred to the second university without the knowledge and approval of the Board of Governors.

Meanwhile, Dr Amanpreet Singh, registrar, PTU, failed to answer the call even after repeated attempts.

"My decision to continue studies depend on the result and if PTU fails to declare the result in the coming week, getting admission will be difficult and I might have to skip my studies.

Archita, a student

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    Parampreet Singh Narula is a staff correspondent with the Jalandhar bureau at Hindustan Times. He covers political, rural and agriculture issues in Punjab.

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