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Dr BR Ambedkar National Institute of Technology (NIT), Jalandhar, Punjab
Address:G.T. Road, Amritsar By Pass
Jalandhar (District Jalandhar)
Punjab, India
Pin Code : 144011


Dr BR Ambedkar National Institute of Technology (NIT), Jalandhar Punjab is a University recognised by UGC. Status: Deemed University.

Dr BR Ambedkar National Institute of Technology (NIT), Jalandhar Punjab is also known as Regional Engineering College.

Dr BR Ambedkar National Institute of Technology (NIT), Jalandhar Punjab was established on / in 1987.


Principal of Dr BR Ambedkar National Institute of Technology (NIT), Jalandhar Punjab is Professor Moin Uddin, Dr Praveen Malik.

Dr BR Ambedkar National Institute of Technology (NIT), Jalandhar Punjab is situated in Jalandhar of Punjab state (Province) in India. This data has been provided by www.punjabcolleges.com. Jalandhar comes under Jalandhar Tehsil, Jalandhar District.

Fax # of Dr BR Ambedkar National Institute of Technology (NIT), Jalandhar Punjab is +91-181-293653, 291120, 2690932, 0181-2690320.

Contact Person(s) of the Dr BR Ambedkar National Institute of Technology (NIT), Jalandhar Punjab is (are): PRO: Dr MK Jha.

Mobile No(s) of concerned persons at Dr BR Ambedkar National Institute of Technology (NIT), Jalandhar Punjab are 98885-34590, 94630-01601, 98722-22443.

email ID(s) is Dr BR Ambedkar National Institute of Technology (NIT) Jalandhar Punjab

Website of Dr BR Ambedkar National Institute of Technology (NIT), Jalandhar Punjab is www.nitj.ac.in.

General Secretary : Ajit Singh.
Registrar : Dr A L Sangal, registrar@nitj.ac.in, Prof BS Kainth (Offtg).


Contact Details of Dr BR Ambedkar National Institute of Technology (NIT), Jalandhar Punjab are : Tel: +91-181-2690453, 2690603, 2690802
EPABX:- +91-181-2690301-02
Extn:- 202 (Office)

Staff members:
Dean: Arvind Agnihotri
Director: SK Dass
Dean Student Welfare: Prof SK Sinha
Dean Administration: Ajay Sharma


Courses

Undergraduate:
* Bio Technology
* Chemical Engineering
* Civil Engineering
* Computer Science and Engineering
* Electronics and Communication Engineering
* Instrumentation and Control Engineering
* Industrial and Production Engineering
* Mechanical Engineering
* Textile Technology

Post Graduate:
ME / M Tech / M Arch
* Bio Technology
* Chemical Engineering
* Computer Science and Engineering
* Electronics and Communication Engineering
* Control and Instrumentation Engineering
* Manufacturing Technology
* Mechanical Engineering
* Structural and Construction Engineering
* Textile Engineering and Management

M Tech (Part Time)
* Computer Science and Engineering
* Electronics and Communication Engineering
* Industrial Engineering
* Material Science and Technology
* Structural and Construction Engineering
* Textile Technology

M Sc: Chemistry, Mathematics, Physics

Doctorate:
PhD is offered in all the departments (Engineering, Sciences and Humanities)

Eligibility
Undergraduate:
BE / B Tech / UG / Undergraduate: Aspiring candidates should have passed 10+2 pass in the science disciplines approved by AICTE.

Post Graduate:
ME / M Tech / PG / Postgraduate
Minimum academic qualification required is a BE/BTech or Master's degree in appropriate Sciences/Humanities/Social Sciences with a first class or minimum 60% marks or equivalent.

Doctorate:
PhD / Doctorate / Research: One must hold a Master's degree in Engineering/Technology in relevant areas with first class or minimum 60% marks with valid GATE score, or a Master's degree in appropriate branch of Science/Humanities/Social Sciences with first class or minimum 60% marks with valid GATE score or UGC/CSIR/NET qualified.
Admission Procedure:

Undergraduate:
B Tech / BE / UG / Undergraduate
Admissions are granted on the basis of the merit in entrance exam AIEEE conducted by CBSE through the Central Counselling Board Constituted by MHRD, Government of India.

Entrance Test: AIEEE Exam

Post Graduate:
M Tech / ME / PG / Postgraduate
Candidates having valid GATE scores are given preference for admission onto the M Tech course.

Entrance Test: GATE

Doctorate:
PhD / Doctorate / Research: Selection is done on the basis of GATE score or UGC/CSIR/NET qualified candidates are also eligible.

Entrance Test: GATE, UGC, CSIR, NET


Dr BR Ambedkar National Institute of Technology (NIT), Jalandhar Punjab runs course(s) in Engineering stream(s).

Profile of Dr BR Ambedkar National Institute of Technology (NIT)

About NITJ
Dr B R Ambedkar National Institute of Technology was established in the year 1987 as Regional Engineering College and was given the status of National Institute of Technology (Deemed University) by the Government of India on October 17, 2002 under the aegis of Ministry of Human Resource Development, New Delhi. Now the Ministry of Human Resource Development, Government of India has declared the Institute as Institute of National Importance under the act of Parliament-2007. The Institute has been placed amongst top 50 engineering institutions of the country as per the survey conducted by Mint-C Fore in the year 2008. The survey was based upon vital parameters, such as curriculum, quality of academic input, students care, admission procedure, infrastructure, placements and overall goodwill of the Institute. A large number of reputed Industrial houses in the country visit the Institution and select the final year students as Engineers/ Management Trainees. The highest pay package offered to the B Tech students (Batch 2005-2009) has been Rs 7.2 lakhs per annum by M/S NTPC Delhi.

As one of the National Institutes of Technology (NIT), the Institute has the responsibility of providing high quality education in Engineering, Technology and Sciences to produce competent technical and scientific manpower for the country. The Institute offers B Tech, M Tech, M Sc and Ph D programmes in the several disciplines of engineering, technology and Sciences.

Quality Policy
About NITJ

* To develop technical human resource of excellence suitable for global requirements.
* To ensure good quality academic and industrial research programmes in different areas of engineering and technology.
* To generate industry-institute synergy for shaping technical education to meet the requirement of industry.

Vision and Mission
Vision
To build a rich intellectual potential embedded with interdisciplinary knowledge, human values and professional ethics among the youth, aspirant of becoming engineers and technologists, so that they contribute to society and create a niche for a successful career.

Mission
To become a leading and unique institution of higher learning, offering state-of-the-art education, research and training in engineering and technology to students who are able and eager to become change agents for the industrial and economic progress of the nation. To nurture and sustain an academic ambience conducive to the development and growth of committed professionals for sustainable development of the nation and to accomplish its integration into the global economy.

Reaching NITJ
About NITJ
The city of Jalandhar is situated between the rivers Sutlej and Beas on National Highway 1. It is one of the important towns of Punjab and is known for rich educational, cultural and literary activities. It is an internationally renowned industrial centre for sports goods, leather goods and hand-tools. The city is 370 kms away from Delhi enroute to Amritsar and is easily accessible from Delhi by train or bus. The Shatabdi Express trains plying from New Delhi in the morning at 07.20 hrs and in the evening at16.30 hrs, are the best modes of travel to Jalandhar. This train takes less than 5 hours to reach Jalandhar City.

The institute is located on the G T Road bye pass at a distance of 14 kms from Jalandhar bus-stand, 12 kms from Jalandhar city railway station and 15 kms from Jalandhar Cantt railway station. It is at a walking distance of half a km from Bidhipur railway crossing. Auto rickshaw and taxi services are available regularly from railway stations as well as the bus-stand.

Administration
Administration
Dr B R Ambedkar National Institute of Technology Jalandhar is an autonomous Institution under the aegis of Ministry of Human Resource Development, Govt. of India, New Delhi. The Institution functions under the overall control and guidance of the Board of Governors, the Director being the Executive Head of the Institute. The other administrative bodies of the Institute are the Senate, the Finance Committee, and the Building and Works Committee - the Registrar, being the Secretary. There are five Deans viz. Academic Programmes, Research and Consultancy, Infrastructure Planning and Development, Students Welfare, Faculty Welfare.

Members of Senate
Chairman
Prof. S B S Mishra,
Director InCharge
Dr. B R Ambedkar NIT,
Jalandhar 144 011

Members
Prof. Jai Rup Singh
Vice Chancellor,
Central University of Punjab,
P.O. Box-55
Bhathinda - 151 001

Prof. P C Upadhayay
Pro-Vice Chancellor,
Guru Ghasidas University
Bilaspur(Madhya Pradesh)

Mrs. Kamna Aggarwal
Industrialist, GDPA Fasteners,
GDPA House,
Near Railway Godown,
Jalandhar

All Professors of the Institute
Dr. A L Sangal, Secretary
Registrar,
Dr. B R Ambedkar NIT,
Jalandhar 144 011

Council
Administration
1.*Minister in charge of the Ministry of Human Resource Development, Department of Higher Education. *Chairman (ex-officio)
2.*Secretary in charge of the Ministry of Human Resource Development, Department of Higher Education, Government of India. *Vice - Chairman (ex-officio)
3.*The Chairperson of every Institute located at Agartala (Tripura), Allahabad (Uttar Pradesh), Bhopal (Madhya Pradesh), Calicut (Kerala), Durgapur (West Bengal), Hamirpur (Himachal Pradesh), Jaipur (Rajasthan), Jalandhar (Punjab), Jamshedpur (Jharkhand), Kurukshetra (Haryana), Nagpur (Maharashtra), Patna (Bihar), Raipur (Chhattisgarh), Rourkela (Orissa), Silchar (Assam), Srinagar (Jammu and Kashmir), Surat (Gujrat), Surathkal (Karnataka), Tiruchirappalli (Tamil Nadu) and Warangal (Andhra Pradesh). *Member (ex-officio)
4.*Director of every National Institute of Technology. *Member (ex-officio)
5.*The Chairman, University Grants Commission. *Member (ex-officio)
6.*The Director General, Council for Scientific and Industrial Research. *Member (ex-officio)
7.*Secretary, Department of Bio-Technology, Government of India. *Member (ex-officio)
8.*Secretary, Department of Atomic Energy, Government of India. *Member (ex-officio)
9.*Secretary, Department of Information Technology, Government of India. *Member (ex-officio)
10.*Secretary, Department of Space, Government of India.*Member (ex-officio)
11.*Chairman, All India Council for Technical Education. *Member (ex-officio)
12.*Not less than three, but not more than five persons to be nominated by the Visitor, at least one of whom shall be a woman, having special knowledge or practical experience in respect of education, industry, science or technology. *Member
13.*Three Members of Parliament, of whom two shall be chosen by the House of the People and one by the Council of States. *Member
14.*Two Secretaries to the State Government, from amongst the Ministries or Departments of that Government dealing with technical education where the institutes are located. *Member (ex-officio)
15.*Financial Advisor, Ministry of Human Resource Development. *Member (ex-officio)
16.*Joint Secretary (Technical) / Additional Secretary (Technical), Department of Higher Education, Ministry of Human Resource Development. *

Deans
Deans (In Lexical Order)
Professor (Dr) Ajay K Sharma, Dean, Planning and Development
Professor (Dr) Arvind Bhardwaj, Dean, Students Welfare
Professor (Dr) R K Sarin, Dean, Academic Programmes
Professor (Dr) Rakesh Chandra, Dean, Research and Consultancy
Professor (Dr) Sarabjit Singh, Dean, Faculty Welfare

Board of Governers
Chairperson
Dr. Anil Kakodkar

Homi Bhabha Chair Professor
Department of Atomic Energy and
Former Chairman
Bhabha Atomic Research Centre,
7th Floor Central Complex
Trombay, Mumbai (Maharashtra)

Members
Sh. N K Sinha, IAS
Joint Secretary (T) MHRD,
Department of Higher and Secondary Education,
Shastri Bhawan,
New Delhi - 110 001

The Secretary to Govt. of Punjab
Dept. of Technical Education and Industrial Training,
Mini Secreteriate,
Sector-9,
Chandigarh - 160 009

Prof. Surinder Prasad
Director,
Indian Institute of Technology,
New Delhi - 110 016

Prof. Avatar Singh
Head, Dept. of Educational Surveys and Data Processing, NCERT
Sh Aurobindo Marg, Near IIT,
New Delhi - 110 016

Nominee of AICTE
Member Secretary, AICTE
Indira Gandhi Sports Complex,
I. P. Estate,
New Delhi - 110 002

Sh. Shyam S Bhartia
Chairman and Managing Director,
Jubliant Organosys Ltd.
1-A, Sector 16- A, Insitutional Area,
Noida 203 301 (UP)

Prof. T S Banerjee
Director, Haldia Institute of Technology
Midnapur - 2
West Bengal

Mr. Tanmay Mukherji
Manager,
M/s. Tech Force Composites Pvt. Ltd.,
29/1, R S Shukla Nagar,
Indore - 452 008

Sh. S K Ray
Financial Advisor,
Finance Division, MHRD
Shastri Bhawan,
New Delhi - 110 001

Prof. Rakesh Chandra
Head, Dept. of Mechanical Engg.,
Dr. B R Ambedkar NIT
Jalandhar 144 011

Dr. A L Sangal
Registrar,
Dr. B R Ambedkar NIT
Jalandhar 144 011

Secretary
Prof. S B S Mishra,
Director InCharge
Dr. B R Ambedkar NIT,
Jalandhar 144 011

Academics
Academics
With the upgrading of Dr B R Ambedkar Regional Engineering College Jalandhar into Dr B R Ambedkaer National Institute of Technology Jalandhar (deemed university), the academic programmes are reorganized on a credit-based semester system. The system envisages a process of continuous evaluation of students performance, flexibility to allow student to progress at an optimum pace based on individual ability and convenience subject to constraint for continuation. Further, there is a total transparency in the evaluation processes. Accordingly answer books are shown to the students, moderated grades are displayed before finalizing them.

The course structure and syllabi are being remodeled, re-casted, moderated and suitability upgraded with a provision of constructive suggestions for their improvement. Ordinances and Regulations governing the academics matter are being framed and put up to the Senate and Board of Governors of the institute for approval. All these developments in academics system have been possible because of initiative taken and direction provided by Professor Moin Uddin, Director, Dr B R Ambedkar NIT Jalandhar. It is hoped that the academic system involved will be of immense help to students and faculty in smoothly implementing the academic programmes and achieving academic excellence.

Academic System
Academics
The academic system at NIT, Jalandhar is framed on a credit based semester examination system. The credit system envisages a continuous evaluation of students performance, and provides flexibility for academic progress based on individual ability and convenience, subject to the constraint of the minimum requirements for continuation of the academic programme.

The students are awarded a letter grade from the prescribed grading system in each course registered by them. For each pass grade, the students accumulate the course credits as earned credits. The academic performance of the students is indicated in terms of the number of credits that he/she earns and the weighted grade point average. A specified minimum number of credits should be acquired on semester or session basis in order to qualify for continuation in the academic programme and for the award of degree.

Credits
Each lecture/tutorial of one hour duration per week in a semester is assigned one credit. Each laboratory hour per week in a semester is assigned half credit. However, some courses are preparatory in nature and have half the credit weightage of a normal course. The courses without credit are termed as noncredit (NC) courses.

Grades
In a grading system, the evaluation in terms of marks is replaced by the award of letter grades. The structure and guidelines for the award of grades is given below:

*Subject to confirmation based on standard deviation, if the sample size is greater than 20, and is flexible to the recommendation of the individual course coordinator with proper justification.

The grades will be awarded to a student in each registered course including a laboratory course, based on his/her performance evaluated through a prescribed scheme of evaluation. The credits for the courses in which a student has obtained E (minimum passing grade for a course) or a higher grade will be considered as credits earned by him/her. In addition, the course in which a B Tech student to gets NP grade, will also count towards his/her earned credits but to the maximum extent of 8 credits. Any course in which a student has obtained W or NF grade will not be counted towards his/her earned credits.

In case of other (elective) courses in which U or W grade has been obtained, the student may take the same course or any other course from the same category when it is offered next. Further, U grade secured in any course stays permanently on the grade card. The weightage of these grades is not counted in the calculation of the SGPA and CGPA (Please refer for information 3.3.4).

An I grade denotes incomplete performance in any course due to absence at the end of semester. Upon completion of all course requirements, the I grade is replaced by a regular grade.

The grades NP and NF are awarded in a course that the student opts to audit. Audit applications are allowed during the first four weeks of a semester. The audit pass (NP) grade is awarded if a minimum E grade is obtained in the course and attendance is above 75% in the classes. If either of these requirements is not fulfilled, the audit fail (NF) grade is awarded. In courses, where NP grade is obtained, the corresponding course credits are counted towards earned credits. The grades obtained in an audit course are not considered in the calculation of SGPA or CGPA.

A W grade is awarded in a course where the student has opted to withdraw from the course. Withdrawal from a course is permitted until one week after the class test-I.

Grade Point Averages
The performance of a student will be evaluated in terms of two indices, viz., the Semester Grade Point Average (SGPA) which is the Grade Point Average for a semester and Cumulative Grade Point Average (CGPA) which is the Grade Point Average for all the completed semesters at any point of time. The SGPA

Is calculated on the basis of grades obtained in all courses, except audit courses, registered for in the semester:

Attendance Requirement
i) All students must attend every lecture, tutorial and practical class. The Institute desires 100% attendance with a provision for consideration for absence on account of late registration, sickness or other such contingencies. The attendance requirement of 75% of the scheduled classes in course is needed for appearing in the examination.

ii) A student with less than 75% attendance in a course during a semester will be awarded W grade in that course irrespective of his/her performance in the tests. The Course Coordinator, while awarding the grades, will take into account the consolidated attendance record for the whole semester.

iii) In order to maintain the attendance record of a particular course, a roll call will be taken in every scheduled lecture, tutorial and practical class.

iv) For the purpose of attendance, every scheduled practical class will count as one unit irrespective of the number of contact hours.

v) The Course Coordinator will consolidate the attendance record for the course from the beginning of the semester till the end of the semester. The teacher offering the course shall notify the students having less than 75% attendance with an intimation of the same to the concerned Head of the Department and Dean Academic Programmes / Deputy Registrar(Academics).

vi) Every faculty offering a course will take attendance till three calendar days before the last instruction day in the semester. The percentage of attendance, calculated up to this instruction day, will be indicated in a code number/letter as follows:

A student who has attendance code letter L will not be allowed to sit for end semester examination in the course in which the shortfall exists.

Undergraduate Programmes

Four year Bachelor of Technology (B Tech) Programmes
* Bio Technology
* Chemical Engineering
* Civil Engineering
* Computer Science and Engineering
* Electronics and Communication Engineering
* Industrial and Production Engineering
* Instrumentation and Control Engineering
* Mechanical Engineering
* Textile Technology

t Graduate and Research Programmes
Two year regular M Tech Programmes
* Chemical Engineering
* Computer Science and Engineering
* Control and Instrumentation Engineering
* Electronics and Communication Engineering
* Manufacturing Technology
* Mechanical Engineering
* Structural and Construction Engineering
* Textile Engineering and Management

Three and half year Part-time M Tech Programmes
* Computer Science and Engineering
* Control and Instrumentation Engineering
* Industrial Engineering
* Material Science and Technology
* Structural and Construction Engineering
* Textile Engineering and Management

Two year regular M Sc Programmes
* Chemistry
* Physics
* Mathematics

Ph D Programmes
The Institute offers Ph D programmes (Part Time and Full time) in all the departments in various disciplines.

Transcripts
Academics

A. For Bonafide students.
Submit copy of your DMC/Grade Card duly attested by Academics Section along with fee of Rs.50 for master copy and Rs.10 for each additional copy to the Deputy Registrar(Academics)

B. For getting Transcript by post in India.
Send request with complete address: roll no,branch and year of graduation and a Demand Draft payable to Registrar NIT- Jalandhar along with a fee of Rs 500/- for upto 10 copies and postal charges of Rs 50/- to the Deputy Registrar(Academics).

C. For getting Transcript abroad.
Send request with complete address,roll no,branch and year of graduation and a Demand draft payable to Registrar NIT-Jalandhar at Jalandhar of US$20 for upto ten copies of the Transcript and postal charges US$2 to the Deputy Registrar(Academics).

NOTE
1. The students who have passed their B Tech degree from Guru Nanak Dev Univesity, Amritsar and Punjab Technical University, Jalandhar are advised to approach the concerned University to obtain the transcripts.
2. The students who have passed their B Tech degree from Dr B R Ambedkar National Institute of Technology, Jalandhar are advised to approach NIT, Jalandhar alongwith required fee and attested copies of all DMCs to obtain the transcripts.

About the Campus
The Institute campus is wide spread over an area of 154 acres. It has many topographical features, various buildings of different nature with clean and wide roads surrounded by a green belt.

The campus area has been broadly divided into different functional zones:
(i) institution zone for teaching departments/centers/administration
(ii) residential zone for the faculty and staff
(iii) students hostel zone.

Other amenities on the campus include a guest house, a community centre, a dispensary, shopping centre, banks, post office, sports complex, playgrounds, new Tennis courts, Basketball courts, Volleyball courts, open air theatre, central seminar hall and night canteen etc.

Bus Transport
The Institute provides Bus transport to facilitate commuting from the campus to the city. There are two regular buses. These Buses ply to and fro, every morning and evening.

Dispensary
The dispensary is the heart beat of the institute which provide Treatment for different diseases and also provide first aid to the injured ,and also arranges different awareness camp Like cardiac camp , BMD camp etc . Different updates are been circulated for prevention from the seasonal disease.

All the National Programmes such as Pulse polio , and Immunization programmes are organized with the help of Local health Authorities.

Faculty advisor ( Medical Amenities) Dr A Chatterjee who takes keen interest to make the health services better .

Two regular medical officers Dr Tarun Sehgal{M.B.B.S, F.I.C.A(USA) } and Dr Renu verma(M.B.B.S ,PGDMCH, PGDHMA) keeps the dispensary functional round the clock with the help of one lab technician and one dresser on regular basis and six paramedic staff on contract basis.

Dispensary is also equipped with the Pathological lab to carry out different investigations. In case of medical emergency, the ambulance van is available 24 hours for taking patient(s) to other hospitals for the required treatment.

Guest House
The Institute has one guest house within the campus. The guest house is located near the Shopping Centre . The Guest House has altogether 12 A/c Suites with a TV, Internet Facility and a Blower in each room.

Housed in an imposing double storeyed building and located at a central place, the guest house provides boarding and lodging facilities for the Institute guests and Visitors. The Guest House has a homely atmosphere and ambiance traditionally acclaimed for its environs of hygiene and food of homely relish and richness.

Hostels
There are seven boys hostels and two girls hostels. The facilities of reading room, indoor games, etc. are available in each hostel. Internet facility is provided in most of the hostels. Other facilities like gysers, water purifires, water coolers and air coolers are provided in all the hostels.

Hostel Rules
i) The hostel facility is available to the regular students who are on the rolls of the institute depending upon the availability. The students who wish to stay with their parents or guardians outside the campus may be allowed to do so with the permission of the competent authority.
ii) Hostel wardens are appointed for each hostel and they exercise general supervision and control over the inmates.
iii) In case of any problem related to the hostel, the student should see the concerned Warden/Chief warden/Dean Students and Alumni.
iv) Any case of illness by the hostler should be reported to the officials of the Institute Dispensary.
v) No student should keep any fire-arm, lethal weapon, alcohol/drugs, poisonous thing or intoxicant of any kind in the hostel and any one found guilty of having committed a breach of the rule, shall be liable to be expelled from the hostel, apart from any other punishment that may be given to him/her by the Proctor-cum-Chief Warden/Institute Discipline Committee.
vi) No students meeting will be held in the hostel premises without the prior written permission/approval of the concerned hostel Warden/Chief Warden/Dean Students and Alumni.
vii) The students shall make proper use of common rooms having newspapers, allied literature and other articles required for indoor games. The hostel warden will fix hours of the common room from time to time. The common room Secretary and Joint Secretary will be responsible for the use of the common room. The warden shall nominate the Secretary/Joint secretary in the first instance.
viii) While visiting the dinning hall, the common room and canteen, the students should be in their proper dress.
ix) All the boarders shall vacate the hostel rooms before they leave for vacation so that annual repairs and white washing etc. may be carried out. All the hostel articles issued to the students should be returned to the Hostel Office before they leave the hostel. They will be responsible for the loss, if any, and which will be recovered from them.
x) The mess of various hostels operates on cooperative basis. A committee of the students from every hostel manages the affairs of the mess.
xi) Possessing any kind of motorized vehicle, e.g. car, scooter, motorcycle, moped etc. by the hostlers is not permitted.
xii) Any hostler is allowed to go to his/her home (only) during vacations/week ends against an intimation to the hostel office.
Xiii) All of the hostel inmates are required to deposit an advance of Rs 8,000/- (or as decided from time to time) per semester with the hostel-clerk to join the mess.
xiv) All of the hostel inmates are required to follow the norms of the hostel/mess.
xv) Institute does not own the responsibility of theft and loss of any items possessed by the inmates. However, in the interest of inmates they may insure their valuables.
xvi) Mess facility is mandatory for all hostel inmates.
xvii) All of the hostlers are required to observe the hostel timings strictly. The gate timings of the hostels are as follows
In case of emergency, students shall have to take special permission in advance from the concerned warden to stay out for late hours.
The authority and the mode to operate the hostel funds is decided by the Director. The amendments in the hostel rules and other related matters can be made by the Director.

Allotment of room in the hostel
i) The student must be personally present at the time of allotment of rooms.
ii) The student may be allowed to choose his/her roommates.
iii) The boarder shall not be entitled to retain accommodation in the hostel beyond his/her normal period of study.
iv) No boarder is allowed to change his/her room without the permission of the Warden.
v) The boarder shall have to vacate accommodation as and when asked for.

Room Inventory
Every boarder is provided with a chair, a table and a cot. He/She will be responsible for these items and other electrical fittings etc. Furniture and electrical fittings are not to be removed from one room to another. Every boarder has to see that no damage has been made to the hostel property. Fittings and repair charges for any damage (intentional or negligence) have to be borne by the boarder concerned.

Discipline
All the students are required to maintain good discipline and congenial environment while studying in the Institute. The students shall not indulge in such activities amounting to an act of indiscipline and misdemeanor such as:
i) Taking out processions and holding demonstration in the campus.
Ii) Gheraoing, intimidating and threatening the faculty/staff/students.
iii) Interfering with the functioning of various committees.
iv) Disturbing the classes, assaulting teachers and students taking examination or in any other academic activity.
v) Defacing the building or any structure by writing slogans and pasting bills, damaging the Institute property.
vi) Keeping in possession any lethal weapon and bullet, unwanted/harmful instrument.
vii) Possessing and/or consuming alcoholic liquor/drugs.
viii) Rash driving, driving on the pedestrian path, tripple riding, and parallel driving in restricted areas/Institute campus.
ix) Making obscene gestures in the campus while roaming and sitting in and around the campus.
x) Keeping motorized vehicles by the students in the hostels.
xi) Use of mobile phone in the classes and examination centre.
xii) Any other acts of indiscipline decided by the competent authority not befitting to the presentation of the students.

Any student, with the intention of causing indiscipline or with the knowledge that he/she is likely by such act to cause indiscipline may be imposed penalty as mentioned below:
i) Cancellation of admission.
ii) Suspension from attending classes.
iii) Withholding/withdrawing scholarship/fellowship and other benefits.
iv) Debarring from appearing in any test/examination or other evaluation processes.
v) Withholding results.
vi) Debarring from representing the institution in any national or international meet, tournament, youth festival, conference etc.
vii) Suspension/expulsion from the hostel.
viii) Rustication from the institution
ix) Expulsion from the institution and consequent debarring from admission in other institutions.
x) Fine up to Rs. 50,000/-
xi) Collective punishment will be awarded if the individuals committing indiscipline are not identified.

Withdrawal/Expulsion from the Hostels
i) After the general allotment, application for withdrawal from the hostel should be counter-signed by the father/guardian and submitted to the hostel warden. It should also be ensured that the student does not owe any hostel dues.
ii) The Director/Proctor-cum-Chief Warden may expel a boarder from the hostel, if he/she is in the habit of staying away without intimation to the hostel office, or hostel fee and mess dues are not cleared in time.
iii) Students who do not clear their dues, such as dues of the hostel mess, canteen, fine etc. by the prescribed date will not be registered for the subsequent semester until and unless, they clear all their dues and submit No Dues Certificate from the Account Section and the concerned hostel warden. The students who leave the Institute after completing the degree requirements or otherwise, their result as well as the provisional certificate/ degree will be withheld till NO DUE CERTIFICATE is produced.
iv) No boarder shall leave the hostel without handing over the charge of the room.

Students Guests
i) Guests are not, ordinarily, permitted to stay in the hostels except in the case of father/ brother and mother/sister (in case of girl students) provided he/she comes from a far off place. The student must get permission for the stay of his/her guest in the hostel from the concerned warden.
Ii) Female guests are not permitted to stay in boys hostel. Likewise male guests are not permitted to stay in the girls hostel.
iii) A boarder keeping a guest without the prior permission of the Warden is liable to be penalised.
iv) No hosteller is permitted to stay/sleep in the room of other student during daytime/night even with his/her consent.

Proper use of Electric Power
i) Light, fan etc. must be switched off when not in use.
ii) The use of electric heater, electric rod, air conditioner etc and other similar appliances in the hostel rooms are prohibited.
iii) Boarders are warned against tampering with electric installation, and for all electric repairs, the electrician should be called in.

Proctorial-cum-Anti-Ragging Cell
Proctorial cell-cum-anti-ragging cell comprises of Proctor, Deputy Proctors and Assistant Proctors, and perform duties in respect of maintaining of the discipline in the institute under the supervision of Director. The important functions of Proctorial Cell are as follows:
i) To take cognizance of any breach of discipline and suggest immediate disciplinary action in such cases to the competent authority of the institute.
ii) To implement and coordinate anti-ragging measures along with Proctor-cum-Chief Warden, Deputy Proctors, Assistant Proctors, Deputy Chief Warden, Wardens and other members of anti-ragging squad.
iii) To decide the quantum of punishment to be imposed on the erring students.
iv) To monitor discipline among students community in classroom as well as at other places.
v) To conduct enquiries of the defaulter students against individual/ collective indiscipline
vi) Collection of relevant evidences of incidence of indiscipline
vii) Liaison with District administration in matters regarding law and order situation in the institute
ix) To take preventive steps such as issue of notices, warnings, instructions, regulating certain actions etc. against individual or collective indiscipline.

Post Office
The campus has a Post Office. The NITJ campus comes under a separate postal zone and it is a postal delivery office. The post office is located in the dispensary building and works on all weekdays from 9.00 A.M. to 5.00 P.M. and from 9.00 A.M. to 2.00 P.M. on Saturdays.

Shopping
The campus has a shopping centre which cater to the needs of the students and residents. The Shopping Centre is located near the residential zone and supplies groceries, provisions and other essential items. There is a bookshop situated in the shopping complex of the institute, where Xerox facility is also available.

Banks
The institute has two banks situated in the campus, State Bank of Patiala and Canara Bank. Both the banks are regular branches in the campus and are housed in same building.SBP

State Bank of Patiala : Institute employees have their salaries credited to the State Bank of Patiala. The Bank is located near the shopping center close to the NITJ Guest House. State Bank of Patiala has one ATM located in the bank premises.

Phone : +91 (181) 269 0695 (Office)

Canara BankCanara Bank : The Canara Bank is located near the shopping center close to the residential area. One ATM is located in the bank premises.

Phone : +91 (181) 269 0233 (Office)

Further, the ATMs by State Bank of Patiala and Canara Bank remain functional round the clock.

Canteens
The campus has a couple of food joints, frequented more perhaps by hostelites looking for a change from hostel grub than the occasional visitor. The Campus Canteen is open from 8.30 A.M. to 8.00 P.M. on all week days. A wide variety of South Indian and North Indian dishes are available.

A Food Point located near Biotech Department is open from 9.00 A.M. to 10.00 P.M. A variety of Indian dishes are available here.

Central Seminar Hall
The Central Seminar hall is the venue for all the important events at NIT Jalandhar. The year 2006 can be earmarked as the year in which this building established its presence and value for the Institute by holding Convocation ceremony for the 2001-05 batch. It was inaugarated by the Chief Guest of the ceremony Lord Swaraj Paul. Since then it has hosted many Mega scale events like UTKANSH, Tech Fests, International Conference, etc. And this is just the beginning!

Gymnasium Hall
Being a technical institute, it is expected of NIT Jalandhar to deliver the expected results and maintain its reputed standards in academics.But,we also constantly strive for excellence in sports. Gymanasium is the facility for indoor sports such as badminton,table tennis etc.

Open Air Theatre
The Central Seminar hall is the venue for all the important events at NIT Jalandhar. The year 2006 can be earmarked as the year in which this building established its presence and value for the Institute by holding Convocation ceremony for the 2001-05 batch. It was inaugarated by the Chief Guest of the ceremony Lord Swaraj Paul. Since then it has hosted many Mega scale events like UTKANSH, Tech Fests, International Conference, etc. And this is just the beginning!

Open Air Theatre
The Central Seminar hall is the venue for all the important events at NIT Jalandhar. The year 2006 can be earmarked as the year in which this building established its presence and value for the Institute by holding Convocation ceremony for the 2001-05 batch. It was inaugarated by the Chief Guest of the ceremony Lord Swaraj Paul. Since then it has hosted many Mega scale events like UTKANSH, Tech Fests, International Conference, etc. And this is just the beginning!

SAC
The Students Activity Centre is the nerve centre of all the student activities on the campus. The centre comprises of a club building, gymnasium hall, open-air theatre, and hobbies workshop, which cater to various extra-curricular activities of the students.

Departments
The various academic departments in the institute offer course based degree programmes and also degree programmes that are inclined towards research. The following courses based degree programmes are offered by the departments:
* Bachelor of Technology (B Tech)
* Master of Technology (M Tech) [Full Time and Part Time]
* Master of Science (MSc)

The following are the Research oriented degrees offered by the departments:
* Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) [Full Time and Part Time]

There are thirteen academic departments in the institute. All the departments have the doctoral programme. The following departments offer B Tech programmes.
* Department of Biotechnology
* Department of Chemical Engineering
* Department of Civil Engineering
* Department of Computer Science and Engineering
* Department of Electronics and Communication Engineering
* Department of Industrial and Production Engineering
* Department of Instrumentation and Control Engineering
* Department of Mechanical Engineering
* Department of Textile Engineering
The following User Oriented programmes leading to M Tech degrees are offered by the various departments.

Two year regular M Tech Programmes
* Department of Chemical Engineering
* Structural and Construction Engineering(Department of Civil Engineering)
* Department of Computer Science and Engineering
* VLSI(Department of Electronics and Communication Engineering)
* ECE(Department of Electronics and Communication Engineering)
* Manufacturing Technology(Department of Industrial and Production Engineering)
* Control and Instrumentation Engineering(Department of Instrumentation and Control Engineering)
* Department of Mechanical Engineering
* Textile Engineering and Management(Department of Textile Engineering)

Three and half year Part-time M Tech Programmes
* Department of Computer Science and Engineering
* Industrial Engineering (Department of Industrial and Production Engineering)
* Material Science and Technology(Department of Physics)
* Structural and Construction Engineering(Department of Civil Engineering)
* Textile Engineering and Management(Department of Textile Engineering)

The departments of Mathematics, Physics and Chemistry offer MSc programmes.


Two year Regular M Sc Programmes
* Chemistry
* Physics
* Maths

Dr P K Chatley is involved in the department of Physics for teaching of M Sc courses and research guidance as part of his duties. Sh. Rajiv Trehan is involved in teaching UG courses in the department of Industrial and Production Engineering as part of his duties.

INDUSTRIAL PRACTICAL TRAINING OF STUDENTS
Students of all B Tech disciplines are required to undergo industrial Practical Training after the 6th semester of B Tech. Programme. The centre helps the students in arranging their training in the industry.

PLACEMENT OF FINAL YEAR STUDENTS
Campus Interviews are arranged for the final year B.Tech/ M.Tech/ M.Sc. students. A large number of reputed Industrial houses in the country visit the Institution and select the final year students are Engineers/ Management Trainees. Some of the Companies invite the students to their Corporate Offices for the interviews. List of the Companies that participated in the Campus Recruitment for the batch 2005– 2009 is as under:

Corporate houses which visited the Institute for Campus Recruitment for 2005 - 2009 Batch
* Accenture
* Areva T&D
* Army Technical Corp
* Ashok Leyland
* Bharat Heavy Electricals Limited
* Bharat Petroleum Corporation Limited
* British Oxygen Company (BOC)
* CapGemini
* Compro
* Computer Science Corporation
* Crompton Greaves
* Defence Research Development Organisation (DRDO)
* Eicher Motors
* Emerson Process Management
* Fiserv Limited
* Hero Honda Motors Limited
* Hewlett Packard
* Hindustan Zinc Limited (Vedanta)
* Honda Sial Cars India Limited
* IBM
* Indian Oil Corporation Limited
* ITC Limited
* ITD Cementation India Limited
* Jindle Steel Works
* Larson &Toubro
* LNT ECC Group
* Newgen Sofware Technologies
* NTPC Limited
* Nucleus Software Exports Limited
* PEP
* Samtel
* Satluj Jal Vidyut Nigam Limited
* Satyam Computers
* Schneider Electric India
* Suare Corporation
* Tata Consultancy Services
* Tata Motors
* TCE Consulting Engineers
* Telcon
* Welspun India Limited
* Wipro Technologies

Central Library
Library is housed in a three storied building situated in the midst of all departments and hostels and is easily accessible to all/everyone in the campus. The total carpet area of Library is 1540 sq.feet. All students, faculty members and staff of the institute are entitled to make use of the library facilities. Industrial establishments/corporate houses can also avail of the library services on taking institutional/ corporate membership of the library. Library consultation facilities are also available to faculty and students of outside institutes/organization on request.

Library Resources: The Library has 1,03,456 volumes comprising books, standards, theses, CD-ROM, bound volumes of journals and videocassettes pertaining to various disciplines of Science, Engineering and Technology.

Video Library: The Institute Library is equipped with video viewing facility also. Audio- visual section is equipped with 29 T.V and VCP and Multimedia Projector. It has a collection of about 1850 videocassettes, and CDs.

Print Journals and Access to Electronic Journals: The Institute Library subscribes to about 106 current journals and magazines in print form and almost all dailies. In addition to the above, with the help of special financial aid from MHRD, Library provides online access to the various electronic resources being published by almost all the major publishers of the world.

Security
Security
He institute lays considerable emphasis on the security of the students. The institute has given the security contract to PESCO security. It has its head quarters located in Chandigarh. This security team has 52 guards and 3 security officers. The security team works in three shifts of 8 hours each. Each student has to make entries in the security register while going out of the campus or moving between the hostels.

The Main assignments and activities of this centralized facility are to:
* Provide, manage and ensure the satisfactory operation of joint computer and software facilities for the students and departments that require these facilities.
* Provide technical assistance to various users.
* Ensure the monitoring of the computer network at the institute, and the coordination of inter-connections and the management of overall computer facilities for the whole institute.
* Provide computer facilities for the institute administration.

For conducting these tasks satisfactorily, computer center make use of a wide range of computer facilities. The institute has chosen a system based on work stations under Sun Solaris , Windows, Linux, which provide the interconnection and exchange of data between the various systems and enable us to provide our users with working environments adapted to their requirements and the students with tools reflecting the standards of the computer industry.

The Dr B R Ambedkar National Institute of Technology visualizes centralized computing facility, campus wide networking and information technology as a means to enrich the educational experience and invigorate emerging areas of scholarly research and education. Telecommunication and IT is a mixture of tools that can improve the nature and efficiency of country and institute as well.

The Campus wide fiber optic network commissioned during 1998 completed more than twelve years of trouble free operation providing a high-speed backbone to the campus. A 50 Mbps Leased Line from Reliance Communications caters for the Internet facility of the institute .

For the Computational Services Centre has High End Computational Servers on which accounts are given to students, staff and faculty of the Departments and Centres in the campus. The Campus Network connects to Departments, and Centre. Network Connectivity is also provided to the remote locations, which include both boys and girls Hostels. Computer Centre manages and administers the Internet links and the internet services such as electronic mail, World Wide Web, DNS, FTP and other services. Centre manages the Proxy servers and mail relay servers for the above services. The campus wide Networking consisting of Academic Zone, Hostel Zone and Residential Zone is with fiber optics (single mode) as backbone. Managed Layer 3/4 Switches are installed. The commissioning of this CWN has been done for 2000 nodes.

Center provides various advanced and special purpose software such as Oracle 10g , MATLAB, NMS etc for all the campus users. Centre also provides computer and network facilities to various festivals, events and seminars held at Institute lecture theatre and at department and centers.

Hardware and Software
15 Sun Servers and 05 HP Servers Powered on Red Hat Enterprise Linux 4.0/5.0 Enterprise Server, Microsoft Windows 2003 Server and Fedora. In additional Sun Storage Server StorEdge 3500 acts as storage Server. The various softwares, catering to the needs of the students such as Oracle 10g, Visual Basic, .Net, Visual C++, C++, Prolog , Ms Office etc are installed on the machines. 10 Sun Spark Workstations and 150 Nos High end 64-bit machines, 50 P V Duo Core and other infrastructure such as High end printers , Plotter and scanners constitute to the students need. MSDN alliance for 3 years with Microsoft.

Central Workshop
The workshop has eight constituent shops viz., machine shop, foundry shop, blacksmithy shop, carpentry shop, fitting shop, welding shop, sheet metal shop and electrical wiring shop, apart from the tool room facilities available in the department of industrial engineering. The tool room has CNC lathe, EDM wire cut and EDM spark erosion machines. Tool and cutter grinder is also available.

The shops are fully equipped and provide centralized training to undergraduate B Tech students. The machine shop has conventional machine tools such as lathes, milling machines, drilling machines, shapers etc., and jobs of metal cutting such as turning, milling drilling, threading etc. are given to the students for practice. The foundry shop has facilities for sand testing, mould making and casting etc., Welding shop has arc welding, spot welding, CO2 welding, TIG welding and Submerged Arc Welding facilities. Fitting shop has tools and tackles for conventional fitting and assembling of components. Workshop has also been renovated for accommodating Electronics Laboratory equipment.

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VEERPAL KAUR Vs STATE OF PB AND ORS CWP 6861 of 2007

In the Punjab and Haryana, High Court at Chandigarh.

Decided on April 28,2008.

Veerpal Kaur --Petitioner
vs.
State of Punjab and others --Respondents.

Coram:
Honble Mr.Justice Mehtab.S.Gill
Honble Mr.Justice Rakesh Kumar Jain.

Present:
Mr.Surinder Garg,Advocate,for the petitioner
Mr. P.C.Goyal, Senior D.A.G.Punjab, for respondent Nos. 1 and 2.
Mr.S.S.Bhinder,Advocate,for respondent Nos. 3 and 4.

Rakesh Kumar Jain,J:
The petitioner has filed this writ petition under Articles 226/227 of the Constitution of India, seeking a writ in the nature of certiorari to quash appointment given to respondent No.5 on the post of Lecturer in Humanities and Management with respondent No.4 and also for issuance of a writ in the nature of mandamus, seeking a direction to respondent No.4 to offer appointment to the petitioner to the aforesaid post instead of respondent No.5 in accordance with rules and regulation as the petitioner is more meritorious than respondent No.5. Dr. B. R. Ambedkar, Regional Engineering College,Jalandhar, advertised certain posts of Professors, Assistant Professors and Lecturers including one post of Lecturer in English of General Category and one post of Humanities and Management of General Categrory for Giani Zail Singh College of Engineering and Technology, Bathinda. As per the advertisement, essential qualification and experience was required as per norms of All India Council for Technical Education (AICTE).

The petitioner applied for the post of Lecturer in Humanities
Group and submitted her application form on 13.7.2001 to respondent No.4. After formal scrutiny by the committee, five candidates were shortlisted and were called for interview including the petitioner. The petitioner had appeared for interview on 23.8.2001., but result was not declared.

However, one Suman Bala, who was the Personal Assistant to the then Principal of the College was given the appointment letter for the post of Lecturer in Humanities Group without declaring any result. According to the petitioner, a criteria was laid down for awarding one mark for each year of relevant experience in Engineering Colleges/ University/ RandD Organizations/ Public Sector Industry/ Public Ltd. Co./Pvt. Ltd. Co. The petitioner had submitted certificates with her application form from the year 1996 till 13.7.2001 showing her experience and qualifications and
alleged that the petitioner had been given 35.05 marks for basic qualification, 4 marks for experience and 8 marks for interview. In this manner, her total merit was assessed at 47.05 marks, although it was claimed that the marks for basic qualification should have been awarded at 35.20 instead of 35.05. It was also pleaded that respondent No.5 has been awarded 47.10 marks. Whereas, had the petitioner been awarded 35.

20 marks for the basic qualification instead of 35.05 marks, she would have got total of 47.20 marks instead of 47.05 marks and in that eventuality, she would have more marks than respondent No.5 and would have got the appointment. It was also pleaded that selection of Suman Bala was challenged both by the petitioner and respondent No.5, who
filed two separate Civil Writ Petitions bearing Nos.5660 of 2005 and 3859 of 2003, which were allowed on 20.11.2006 by a Division Bench of this Court and the appointment of Suman Bala was quashed on the ground that as per Bye Law 3.3 of the Engineering College, the experience referred to in the application form pertains to teaching experience only.

Therefore, the marks awarded to Suman Bala towards experience which were not referable to her teaching were deducted and her appointment was quashed. However, it was ordered by the Division bench that Engineering College shall now proceed to issue fresh offer of appointment in favour of most meritorious candidates out of the remaining
candidates (after excluding Jagwinder Singh and Jyoti Kumar Chandel) in terms of process of selection conducted by it on 23.8.2001.

The main grievance of the petitioner is that marks in respect
of her basic qualification have not been appropriately awarded, which according to her should have been 35.20 and not 35.05.

On notice of motion, reply has been filed by respondent Nos.
1 and 2 and respondent Nos 3 and 4 separately. So far as respondent Nos. 1 and 2 are concerned, it is alleged that they are performa party. In the reply fled by respondent Nos. 3 and 4, it is admitted that marks of the petitioner have been increased pertaining to her basic qualification from 35.05 to 35.20, but so far as marks of experience are concerned, which have earlier been awarded as 4, has been reduced to 3 in view of the decision rendered in the case of Sandeep Kumar v. State of Punjab in C.W.P.No. 3859 of 2003 decided along-with CWP No. 5660 of 2005- Veerpal Kaur v. State of Punjab, filed by none else than the petitioner, on
the ground that as per the afore-stated decision, the experience has to be only pertaining to teaching, therefore, the experience of the petitioner which was not relating to the teaching has not been considered and as per the experience certificates attached to the writ petition as Annexures P-5 to P-10, total teaching experience was assessed less than 3 years for which only three marks could have been awarded to the petitioner and which are counted in her merit . The petitioner refuted the averments made in the written statement filed by respondent Nos 3 and 4 by way of replication and alleged that the answering respondents had no right to alter merit list prepared by Joint Selection Committee and have wrongly reduced the marks for the experience.In this case, the answering respondent Nos. 3 and 4 have categorically averred in para No.10 with regard to teaching experience of the petitioner.The averments of para 10 of written statement filed by respondent Nos 3 and 4 are extracted as below:-

That the contents of the para 10 of the writ petition are wrong hence denied. Since the Honble High Court has considered only the teaching experience so the experience of the petitioner which is not relating to the teaching has not been considered and as per the experience certificates Annexures P-5 to P-10 annexed with the petition are total teaching experience comes to less than 3 years and for that 3 marks have been awarded to her and counted in her merit.

In reply to the above paragraph in the replication, the averment made by the petitioner is extracted as below:-

That the contents of Para 10 of the written statement are wrong and hence denied. The respondent Nos. 3 and 4 have no right to alter the merit list prepared by the Joint Selection Committee and they have wrongly reduced the marks for the experience of the petitioner from 4 to 3 marks.

The perusal of Annexures P-5 to P-10 shows that the petitioner has the experience of more than 4 years.

The answering respondents had categorically stated that as per certificates Annexures P-5 to P-10 pertaining to the experience of the petitioner, her total teaching experience comes to less than 3 years for which three marks have been awarded,whereas this averment has not been categorically denied to the effect that the petitioner possessed teaching
experience of 4 years or that only teaching experience cannot be taken into consideration. In fact, a vague reply has been given that the answering respondents had no right to change the merit list prepared by Joint Selection Committees and they have wrongly reduced the marks obtained by the petitioner.

In view of the afore-stated factual aspect and the fact that
marks for only teaching experience have to be awarded in view of the decision rendered by a Division Bench of this Court in C.W.P. No.5660 of 2005 Veerpal Kaur v. State of Punjab and others, the petitioner who was not having 4 years teaching experience could not have been awarded 4 marks and has rightly been awarded 3 marks for 3 years teaching experience. Accordingly, total merit of the petitioner comes to 46.20 which is obviously less than respondent No.5, who has secured 47.10 marks and is higher in merit than the petitioner.

In view of the above, we do not find any illegality or infirmity
in the selection of respondent No.5. Therefore, the present writ petition, which is devoid of any merit, is hereby dismissed. No costs.

(Rakesh Kumar Jain)
Judge

( Mehtab S.Gill )
Judge

BISWAJITSAHA AND ORS Versus B R AMBEDKAR NATIONAL INS and ORS CWP 3197 of 2007

IN THE HIGH COURT OF PUNJAB AND HARYANA AT
CHANDIGARH

Date of Decision: 9.5.2007

Biswajit Saha and others Petitioners
versus
Dr.B.R.Ambedkar National Institute of Technology (Deemed University) and others Respondents

CORAM:-
HON'BLE MR. JUSTICE JASBIR SINGH
HON'BLE MRS. JUSTICE NIRMAL YADAV

Present:
Shri M.L.Sarin, Sr.Advocate with
Shri Hemant Sarin, Advocate for the petitioners
Shri Anupam Gupta, Advocate for the respondents

Jasbir Singh, J. (Oral)
Petitioners, by filing this writ petition, have prayed that order Annexure P/3 dated 20/21-10-2005, vide which, they were ordered to be expelled from Dr.B.R.Ambedkar National Institute of Technology (Deemed University) - respondent No.1 (in short, NIT) be quashed. Vide that order, one more student, namely, Rahul Buragohain was also suspended from the above-said institution. They have also challenged the subsequent order Annexure P/10 dated 27.8.2006, vide which, their prayer, to recall the earlier order, was rejected by respondent No.2.
Brief facts are that on the intervening night of 11-10- 2005, one student of B.Tech. Ist Year course, namely, Amit Kumar Gangwal committed suicide by jumping before a train. He left a suicide note, which was recovered subsequent thereto. FIR Annexure P/1 was recorded at the instance of father of the deceased, wherein name of Rahul Buragohain was mentioned as an accused. It was further stated that Amit Kumar Gangwar had committed suicide on account of harassment meted out to him by the CWP No.3197 of 2007 2nd, 3rd and 4th year students. During investigation, suicide note was recovered, in which names of the petitioners figured. They were joined as accused, arrested and subsequently released on bail. Criminal proceedings have been launched against them. Trial is pending before the competent Court and as per information supplied, charge has also been framed against them.

It is not in dispute that vide order Annexure P/4, suspension order passed against Rahul Buragohain was revoked and he was allowed to continue his study. The petitioners also made a representation to revoke their expulsion but the same was rejected vide order Annexure P/10. It is necessary to mention here that before passing order Annexure P/10, NIT Jalandhar constituted a Committee, to look into grievance of the petitioners and make recommendations as to whether they can be taken back in the Institute or not. The Committee, in its report, noticed the following facts with regard to the petitioners:-

The Committee has undergone the above documents
minutely and after thorough discussion and analysis observed the following:

(i) Four out of five final year students have got placement in good companies.

(ii) Most of them are having satisfactory academic records.

(iii) All the ten students have already lost one Semester.

(iv) The matter is subjudice and Court proceeding may take longer time.

By taking note of above-said facts, the Committee
recommended that the expulsion of the petitioners be withdrawn and they be allowed to complete their academic studies on the terms and conditions as mentioned below:-

(a) The students alongwith their parents must submit an
undertaking to the institute on judicial stamp paper that their work and conduct during the period of completion of academic requirements will be excellent and as per norms of the institute.

(b) They will be available for any investigation by the Institute/ Police/ Court or any other agency.

(c) The Institute administration will keep a strict vigil on them during this period.

(d) Since the outcome of the decision of the Hon’ble Court would be binding on the candidates and Institute, in the event of a Court decision against the candidates, all the academic achievement of the candidates during this period may be declared null and void by the Institute. Neither the students nor the parents will have any objection to this decision of the Institute and an undertaking on judicial stamps, in this regard, should be taken from the parents and students.

(e) The Institute may review its decision any time during this period or on the final outcome of the decision of the Hon’ble Court.

(f) These students should not be permitted to stay in the
Hostel.

Recommendations made by the Committee were rejected vide order Annexure P/10.

After hearing counsel for the parties, we feel that no doubt, the petitioners are involved in a very serious matter, however, keeping in view their young age, they deserve leniency at this stage because of the fact that
they have already lost two precious years of their life and now they can attend only classes for the next semester, going to commence in the month of July/ August, 2007.

They have sufficiently been punished during this period.

They were arrested, remained in jail and subsequent thereto, they were released on bail and at present they are facing criminal trial. What happens ultimately in that trial, depends upon the evidence, as may be led by the parties, however, it is certain that the trial will take some time before it is finally heard and concluded. If the petitioners are convicted in that trial, they may face the consequences. As per Policy of the State Government, even the convicts are permitted to take up their studies, if they are eligible and competent to do so. Programmes are being been initiated and chalked out to impart training to convicts in jails. If that is so, we feel that in view of peculiar facts and circumstances of this case, the petitioners, at this stage, can be permitted to join the course afresh, as per their eligibility, in the next academic Session. The conditions, mentioned by the Committee, in its report dated 20.1.2006 at serial Nos. (a) to (c) and (f) shall be applicable to the petitioners. We feel that it will be very harsh to the petitioners, if they are asked to comply with condition (d), as laid down by the Committee. So far as their criminal liability, if any, is concerned, that is altogether different from their academic achievements, which they will acquire during the intervening period till their criminal trial is concluded.

In view of facts mentioned above, expulsion of the petitioners is set aside prospectively i.e. for the future and the respondents are directed to allow them to attend classes in the next Session, as regular students, subject to their complying with the conditions, as mentioned above.

Copy of the order be given dasti on payment of usual charges.

(Jasbir Singh)
Judge

(Nirmal Yadav)
Judge

NIT suicide case hearing on April 27

The Punjab and Haryana High Court has entrusted the reinvestigation of Amit Sahai ragging case to the additional director general of police, Punjab (Crime). The deceased’s father Naib Subedar Triveni Sahai had filed a petition claiming that the challan filed against the 10 accused named by Amit in his suicidal note did not include the name of the main accused Rahul Bora. The HC had ordered a reinvestigation and asked police to file a supplementary challan, if necessary. Sahai (19) had ended his life by jumping before a speeding train in Bidhipur area on October 11, 2005. He belonged to Bareilly and was inmate of hostel number one. The GRP filed a case under section 306 of IPC. The next hearing in the case is scheduled to be held on April 27 in the court of additional session judge Karnail Singh.

NIT ragging case: Two second year students expelled

Jalandhar, October 15
Two second year students of the Dr B. R. Ambedkar National Institute of Technology (NIT) were today expelled for a period of two years—an indirect repercussion of the Amit Kumar suicide case.


Abhijeet Biswas, a student of Computer Science and Pramod Hingmang of Textile Engineering have been shown the door on the basis of a complaint made by six students which said that they were severely ragged by five seniors including the duo.

Interestingly, the college is yet to take any decision regarding the ten students named in the suicide note supposedly left by Amit Kumar. Mr KK Dhir, The institute’s registrar, said the probe into Amit’s alleged ragging was still going on and a decision was likely by Sunday.

“We expelled the duo today as Sharad of Mechanical Engineering and Prabhat of Chemical and Biological Engineering, both first year students, openly alleged that they had been severely harassed.”

The action was taken on the recommendations of the disciplinary committee set-up by the college Friday night to look into ragging allegations, having already cost the director his post.

The committee comprises Dr M.K. Jha, Dean, Students Affairs, Mr S.B.S. Mishra, Dean, Infrastructure Planning and Development and Dr Arvinder Singh, Chief Warden.

Meanwhile, all the students accused of harassing their juniors here have sought anticipatory bails in the District and Sessions Court. Hearing on the bail application will be held on Oct 18.

The 13 students include Ankit Shrivastava, third year (from Gorakhpur), Naval Malani, second year (from Shivsagar, Assam), Siddharth Kumar Prasson and Kishore Verma, fourth year, Tanuj Rai, second year, (all three from Guwahati), Abhijeet Biswas, second year (from Mulwadi, Assam), Rohan Bhandari, fourth year (from Dehradun), Namita Kumari, fourth year (from Dimapur) and Pramod Hingmang, second year (from Sikkim.)

Better late than never, NIT authorities have now decided to hand over the security arrangements of the institute to the Punjab Ex-Servicemen Agency so that there is no security lapse on the campus, said Mr K.K. Dhir, the registrar.

Accused speak: Siddharth, a third year B Tech student, said that he, like other students, was fond of having an introduction from his juniors. “I met Amit only two or three times and had only asked his name. Once one of my friends asked Amit about his hobbies and he began crying.”

Pramod Hingmang, also on Amit’s list and expelled from the college, said, “We want to make this point very clear that we only wanted to interact with the juniors to be able to know them better.” He too said that he had met Amit three or four times.

Namita Kumari, the only girl on the infamous list, said she had only met him in the group. “How can a girl whose gate timing is 6 pm and has classes till 5:30 pm rag a boy or ever slap him I am shocked that my name has been written by him.”

Careers at stake: Putting forward a united face, a group of students from all the four years met the press today to clarify that nothing severe has happened on the campus as reported by the media. Students said their careers were at stake and the authenticity of the suicide note was yet to be established. The students should not be hung in public mind, they added.


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