Chandigarh : Issuing a word of caution to the students seeking admission in the institutes offering education in the discipline of agricultural sciences, Mr. KS Pannu, Member Secretary, Punjab State Council for Agricultural Education (PSCAE) informed that PSCAE would render degrees, diplomas and certificates of 107 educational institutions in the said discipline, invalid with effect from January 1, 2020.
Giving details, Mr. Pannu informed that Government of Punjab has set up the Council under the provisions of the Punjab State Council for Agricultural Education Act, 2017. The Council has been empowered to specify the minimum standards and guidelines for imparting agriculture education and training to be followed by Colleges and Universities in the State of Punjab and to regulate the Agriculture Education through grant of recognition to colleges/institutions/departments that meet the norms and standards to run the agriculture education programmes.
He said that as per the provisions of the Act, all the institutions running programmes related to agriculture education were to submit a status report with regard to affiliation, admission, curricula, staff etc to the council within 30 days and a compliance report within six months, so as to seek approval of council within two years from the date of commencement of this Act. The Act was notified on 2nd January, 2018.
Pannu said that 25 institutes offering education in the discipline of agricultural sciences submitted the status report with regard to fulfilling the conditions as prescribed under the Act. However, it has been observed that these institutions do not fulfil the prescribed conditions. Therefore, if these institutes do not fulfil the conditions as prescribed under the Act till 31st December, 2019, then they will become liable for refusal to affiliate with the council with effect from 1 January, 2020.
These institutions are Khalsa college Garhdiwala, Hoshiarpur, Shri Guru Teg Bahadur Khalsa College of Information Technology, Chhapianwali, Malout, KMS College of IT and Management, Dasuya, Shaheed Udham Singh College of Research and Technology, Tangori, Mohali, Lovely Professional University, Jalandhar, Punjab Degree College, Mehmuana campus, Faridkot, Khalsa College of Management and Technology,Amritsar, Cordia college, Sanghol, Fatehgarh Sahib,Guru Nanak College Budhlada, Bareta-Jakhal Road, Budhlada, Mansa, Mata Gujari College, Fategarh Sahib, Gurcharn Singh Institute of Vocational Studies (GCSIVS) IET Bhaddal, Near Mianpur District Ropar, Khalsa College, Amritsar,Punjab Institute of Management and Technology, Khanna, Ludhiana, Dolphin (PG) College of Science and agriculture, Chunni Kalan, Fatehgarh Sahib, Global Institute of Management, Sohian Khurad, Amritsar,Public College, Samana, Patiala, Khalsa College Patiala, Badungar road, Patiala, Baba Farid College, Muktsar Road, Bathinda, Shri Guru Teg Bahadur Khalsa College, Sri Anandpur Sahib,DAV University, NH44, Sarmastpur, Jalandhar, Guru Kashi University, Talwandi Sabo, Bathinda, Aklia Degree College, Goniana Mandi, Jaitu Road, Bathinda , Shri Guru Granth Sahib World University, Fatehgarh Sahib, Sant Baba Bhag Singh University, Village Khilala, P.O. Padhiana, District Jalandhar and Chandigarh University, Mohali.
Besides, there are 82 such institutions in the State that are offering education in the discipline of agricultural sciences but have not submitted the status report with regard to fulfilling the conditions as prescribed under this Act, despite notices in this regard, and therefore, these institutions have made themselves liable for refusal to affiliate with the council with effect from 1 January, 2020, he informed.
These institutes include A & M Institute of Management & Technology, Pathankot, Adesh Institute of Higher Studies, Sadiq Road, Faridkot, Akal Degree College, Mastuana Sahib, Sangrur, Aman Bhalla Institute of Engineering & Technology, Jammu Amristar Highway, Canal Side, Kotli PO Jhakolari, Pathankot, Amritsar College of Engineering & Technnology, G.T. Road, Near Manawala, Amritsar, Arya Bhatta College, Barnala, Aryans Degreee College, Nepra Road, Patiala, Asian Education Institute, Patiala, Asra Institute of Advance Studies, Sangrur, Baba Banda Singh Bahadur Engineering College, Fatehgarh Sahib, Baba Khajandas College of Management Technology, VPO Bhutta, Ludhiana, Beant College of Engineering & Technology, Gurdaspur, Bhai Behlo Khalsa Girls College, Fafde Bhaike, Mansa, Bhai Gurdas Degree College, Main Patiala-Sangrur Road, Sangrur, Bhai Maha Singh College of Information Technology & Life Sciences, Kotakpura Road, Sri Muktsar Sahib, BIS Institutes of Sciences & Technology, V.P.O. Gagra, Kot Ise Khan, Tehsil & District Moga, C.G.M College, VPO Mohallan, Tehsil Malout, District Shri Muktsar Sahib,CGC Technical Campus (Management), Jhanjeri, Mohali, Continental Institute of Engineering and Technology, Village Jalvehra, GT Road (NH-1), PO Nabipur District, Fatehgarh Sahib, CT Institute of Hospitality Management, Shahpur, Jalandhar, CT Institute of Management & Information Technology , Maqsudan, Jalandhar, D.A.V College, Abohar, Dashmesh Khalsa College, Zirakpur, Mohali, D.A.V College, Hoshiarpur, Desh Bhagat College, Baradwal, Dhuri, Sangrur, Dev Samaj College for Women, Ferozepur, Doaba Business School, Ghataur, Kharar, Giani Kartar Singh Memorial Government, Tanda Urmar, Hoshiarpur, Golden Institute of Management & Technology, Gurdaspur, Government Barjindra College, Faridkot, Government Mohindra College, Patiala, Govind National College, Narangwal, Ludhiana, Government. College, Hoshiarpur, Government. College, Shri Muktsar Sahib, Gulzar School of Management , Khanna, Guru Gobind Singh College, Bhagta Bhaika, Bathinda, Guru Gobind Singh College, Talwandi Sabo, Bathinda, Guru Nanak College, Ferozepur Cantt, Guru Nanak Khalsa College, Abohar, Gurusewa Institute of Science and Technology, Garhshankar, Hoshiarpur, Innocent Hearts Group of Institutions, Loharan , Jalandhar, J.U.S.S. Institute, VPO Sekhwan, District Gurdaspur, Jasdev Singh Sandhu Degree College, Kauli, Patiala, Kanya Maha Vidyalaya, Jalandhar, KC School of Management & Computer Applications, Nawanshahr, Kings Degree College, Barnala, M.K. Institute of Management & Technology, Village Sohian Khurd, Batala Road, Amritsar, Maharaja Ranjit Singh College, Burjan Bye Pass, Malout, Sri Muktsar Sahib ,Malwa College, Bathinda, Malwa Institute of Higher Studies, Sadulewala, District. Mansa, Miri Piri Khalsa College, Bhador, Barnala, Modern Group of Colleges (Management), Mukerian, National College, Bhikhi, District. Mansa, Patel Memorial National College, Rajpura, PCTE Group of Institutes,Ferozepur Road, Near Baddowal Cantt, Jhandey, Ludhiana, Punjab College of Commerce and Agriculture, Sarkapda, Chunni Kalan, Fatehgarh Sahib, R.P.C Degree College, Bathinda, Radical Business School, VPO Thande, Khaperkheri, District. Amritsar, Rayat Bahra Institute of Management, Bohan, Hoshiarpur, Rayat Institute of Management, Railmajra, District. Saheed Bhagat Singh Nagar (Nawanshahr), Ropar Institute of Management and Technology, Shekhupur, Ropar, S. Sukhjinder Singh Institute of Science & Technology, Gurdaspur, S.G.G.S Khalsa COllege Mahilpur, Hoshiarpur, S.S College for Girls, Bhikhi, Mansa, S.S.D College of Professional Studies, Bhokhra, Bathinda, Sant Baba Bhag Singh Memorial Girls College, Sukhanand (Moga),Shaheed Bhagat Singh State Technical Campus, Moga Raod, NH-95, Ferozepur,Sri Guru Arjun Dev College of Management & Technology, Dhariwal, Gurdaspur, Sri Guru Ram Dass College of Management & Technology College, Village Pandher, Amritsar, Sri Sai Iqbal College of Management & Information Technology, Badhani, St. Soldier Institute of Business Management & Agriculture, Near NIT, Jalandhar, Sukhjinder Institute of Computer Sciences & Management, VPO Dunera, Tehsil Dhar Kalan, District Pathankot, Swami Sarvanand Institute of Management & Technology, Near Dayanand Math, G.T.Road, Dinanagar, District Gurdaspur, Swami Vivekanand Faculty of Information and Business Management, Ramnagar, Banur, Patiala and Swami Vivekanand Faculty of Technology and Management, Chandigarh Patiala National Higahway, Sector 8, Ramnagar, Banur, Tehsil Rajpura, District Patiala, Tara Vivek College, Gajjanmajra, Sangrur, Tawi College, Shahpur Kandi, Tehsil Dhar Kalan, District. Pathankot, The Royal Group of Colleges, Bhodawal, District. Mansa, Universal College, Balopur, Mohali, Universe Professional College of Education, Adampur, Fatehgarh Sahib, Waheguru College, Abohar and RIMT Uni., Mandi Gobindgarh.
Mr. Pannu said that the students seeking admission for degree, diploma and certificate courses in agricultural education in these institutions are therefore cautioned that they may take admission in these institutions at their own risk and cost because non-affiliation/non-approval of these institutions, on account of failure to comply with provisions of this Act, shall render the degrees/diplomas/certificates issued by these institutions as invalid.