JALANDHAR: The state government is all set to notify DAV University, Jalandhar, a Rs 385 crore initiative of the DAV College Management Committee, New Delhi, to deliver “quality education“.
Speaking to HT, Local Bodies Minister Manoranjan Kalia, a resident of the city himself, said the chief secretary had been asked to clear the detailed project report of DAV University, Jalandhar, as per the state government policy, and a notification was likely to be issued with in the statutory two months.
DAV College Management Committee Director (Technical Education) Prof C.L. Kochher said President G.P. Chopra, the man behind the move to establish the first private university of the committee in Punjab was committed to bringing a “higher-education revolution in the region” and had recently cleared an Rs 385-crore investment for establishing the university.
The main campus, spread over 70 acres, is coming up at Sarmastpur village on the Jalandhar-Pathankot road, while a constituent campus would come up at Kabir Nagar here on 11.69 acre of land.
The university will offer B.Tech and M.Tech courses in civil, electrical, electronics’ and communication,computer, mechanical, information technology, automation and robotics, aeronautical, biotechnology and automobile engineering. Nano sciences will be available in M.Tech only.
“There are 60 seats each in all B.Tech disciplines, except electronics and communication (120 seats); while the M.Tech strength is pegged at 18 seats in each course,” Kochher said, adding admissions would be held strictly as per merit and norms laid down by the state government.
The university will also offer 60 seats each in MBA, Master of International Business, Master of Finance and Control, MBA (Food and Agriculture), and MBA (Retail and Supply Chain Management). The sanctioned intake for B.Sc (Hons) in software, BCA, BCA-MCA (dual degree; five years), and B.Sc (Hons) in Information Technology is also 60 seats each. M.Sc (software), MCA, M.Phii (Computer Science) and MCA M.Tech (CSE) dual degree will have 30 seats each.
The upcoming university is in the process of establishing 10 schools of learning – engineering and technology, management, hospitality and tourism, information technology and computer science, sciences (physical, life and social), education, arts and design, fashion technology, physical education and yoga, and pharmaceutical sciences.
Besides, 12 “centres of excellence” in research and development, nano sciences and technology, energy conservation and management, enwonment and climatology, library and information sciences, industrial liaison and consultancy, distance learning, vocational training, aptitude and skill development, foreign languages, Vedic studies and moral sciences, and an academic staff college will also be part of the university.
Kochher said: “We are equipped to introduce courses from the coming academic session, subject to government approval. We are also offering dual-degree courses in collaboration with foreign universities in certain streams.”