Sunday, July 22, 2007

Punjab becoming education hub

Punjab, which is known as agriculture state, is now getting another identity as an education hub of North India. Students unable to get admissions in well-known colleges in Delhi have been coming to Punjab for higher studies due to the heavy investment by the private sector in higher education. Apart from Punjab Technical University, which has a vast network of colleges all over the state, new private university, Lovely Professional University has also become popular among students from all over the country. It recently attained the status of the first professional university of Punjab. The university is running more than 50 courses, including those in engineering, management, information technology and pharmacy. 
For the last few years, the private sector has shown a keen interest in promoting higher education in Punjab. They have opened many big campuses in cities in Punjab to provide world class education along with placement opportunities after completion of the course. In the coming years, a school of excellence in engineering will be opened in Jalandhar through a collaboration of UK-based Caparo Group, owned by industrialist Lord Swaraj Paul, and Punjab Technical University. 
There are five universities in Punjab — Guru Nanak Dev University, Punjab Technical University, Punjab University, Punjabi University and Baba Farid Medical University. 
Due to being a hub for non-residential Indians, several international educational institutions have links in Jalandhar. 
The Cambridge University of London has already given affiliation to two of the city's schools and from the forthcoming academic session, the first Canadian school in the country will be opened here. 
As a rule, PTU gives 15 per cent of its seats to students from other states provided they have cleared the national entrance exam of AIEEE. 

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