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Dr BR Ambedkar National Institute of Technology (NIT), Jalandhar, Punjab


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) 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, 2690320, 2690932
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


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

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)

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

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.

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.

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.

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

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,

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

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 (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)

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 Secretariat, 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 (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

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

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
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.

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.

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.

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
* 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
* 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


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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.

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.



Date of Decision: 9.5.2007

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


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

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)

(Nirmal Yadav)


In the Punjab and Haryana, High Court at Chandigarh.

Decided on April 28,2008.

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

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

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)

( Mehtab S.Gill )

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