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Punjab to have another Technical University : Cabinet approves Maharaja Ranjit Singh State Technical University

Maharaja-Ranjit-singh-sikChandigarh, July 8, 2014 (YesPunjab.com)   

The Cabinet also approved setting up of Maharaja Ranjit Singh State Technical University, Bathinda, Bill 2014 for the establishment and incorporation of a University for the advancement of Technical education and development thereof in the state.


The decision to this effect was taken at the meeting of the cabinet held here at Punjab Bhawan and chaired by Chief Minister Parkash Singh Badal.


The upcoming technical university would exercise territorial jurisdiction over Bathinda, Barnala, Faridkot, Fatehgarh Sahib, Fazilka, Ferozepur, Mansa, Sri Muktsar Sahib, Patiala, Sangrur besides other areas outside Punjab. 


It may be recalled that Punjab had earlier only one technical university viz. Punjab Technical University (PTU) at Jalandhar and had 283 technical institutions (engineering, management, pharmacy, architecture and hotel management) affiliated to it with nearly 62000 seats.

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