Published On: Mon, Jun 7th, 2010

Punjab Govt. to set up college for technical faculty

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Faced with a shortage of quality faculty in engineering colleges, the government of Punjab is planning to set up an institution to train technical educators.

It plans to translate its ideas in consultation with Punjab Technical University (PTU); Jalandhar. The proposed institution will roll out quality technical educators who will in turn churn out quality engineers.

This was revealed by state Technical Education Department Principal Secretary Suresh Kumar on the sidelines of a national conference ‘Managing Global Business in Competitive Business Environment’in Mohali. “The current education system is not geared to produce quality engineering teachers,” he said, adding, “There were only five engineering colleges in Punjab in 1992, when the economy was opened up. Now there are 82, and 76 of them are private.”

“The idea is to provide quality education to engineering aspirants and to make Punjab colleges most sought after in the entire country,” Kumar stated.