In a recent move, IKG Punjab Technical University has said that the focus of the varsity will now be more on employability of the technical graduates of the state. The university has seen downfall in standards in last few years and the authorities now seem quite concerned about taking the university back to good level. The university has decided to achieve its target by recruitment of well qualified academicians as faculty members strictly as per UGC guidelines.
Further, the colleges under the university shall be coordinated with on regular basis and more closely to improve the quality of education being imparted. The action plan for the same is ready and shall be executed soon. Stress is on recruitment of top notch academicians and other human resources in the University. Human Resource Audit and review report is expected to be finalized in next two weeks so that the human resources of IKG PTU could be reorganized and restructured in an efficient manner. The primary aim of this move is to manage and improve technical education in the State.
After the audit report, the recommendations will be made on optimal utilization of the current manpower of the University and the future manpower requirement to run the University efficiently. The contractual posts of academicians and faculty members which were in deviation to rules like age, qualification, experience and fair & transparent recruitment process will be cancelled and the varsity would begin the recruitment process for filling up of such posts on regular basis within next 7 days.
Further, the rules and regulations of both the State Technical Universities will be standardized. The report by the committee appointed to look over the matters shall be submitted in next meeting of the Board of Governors. Various initiatives have been undertaken by the university in last six to nine months in order to improve the transparency and overall working of the University. In addition, the focus will also be on sports, extra-curricular events, universal human values, community and social work etc which will help in creation of better professionals.