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Guru Nanak Dev Engineering College (GNDEC), Ludhiana, Punjab
Address:Gill Road
Ludhiana (District Ludhiana)
Punjab, India
Pin Code : 141006


Guru Nanak Dev Engineering College (GNDEC), Ludhiana Punjab is a recognised institute / college. Guru Nanak Dev Engineering College (GNDEC), Ludhiana Punjab is managed by Society: Nankana Sahib Educational Trust, Ludhiana. Guru Nanak Dev Engineering College (GNDEC), Ludhiana Punjab was established on / in 1956.


Principal of Guru Nanak Dev Engineering College (GNDEC), Ludhiana Punjab is Dr Surinder Bir Singh, Dr. M.S. Saini 99144-25025, Prof Hardeep Singh.

Guru Nanak Dev Engineering College (GNDEC), Ludhiana Punjab is situated in Ludhiana of Punjab state (Province) in India. This data has been provided by www.punjabcolleges.com. Ludhiana comes under Ludhiana Tehsil, Ludhiana District.

Fax # of Guru Nanak Dev Engineering College (GNDEC), Ludhiana Punjab is 0161-2502240.

Contact Person(s) of the Guru Nanak Dev Engineering College (GNDEC), Ludhiana Punjab is (are): Enquiry Officer: Dr H S Rai.

Mobile No(s) of concerned persons at Guru Nanak Dev Engineering College (GNDEC), Ludhiana Punjab are Dr MS Saini, Patron & Director, GENCO Alumni Association 99144-25025, 9876700810, 9417271184, 9815405854.

email ID(s) is Guru Nanak Dev Engineering College (GNDEC) Ludhiana Punjab

Website of Guru Nanak Dev Engineering College (GNDEC), Ludhiana Punjab is www.gndec.ac.in.

Chairman : Er. JS Kular 98158-97711.
General Secretary : Dr. Sehijpal Singh 98552-79865.

Contact Details of Guru Nanak Dev Engineering College (GNDEC), Ludhiana Punjab are : Telephone: +91-161-2490339, 2502700, 2502240
MBA 98154-05854
MCA 98767-00810
M.Tech 98554-00448
Media Co-ordinator Prof Kanwaljit Singh
TPO Prof Kulwinder Singh Mann
Director:Director : Dr. Manohar Singh Saini (Mobile 99144-250025) Ph.D., Thapar University, Patiala M.E., IISc.,Bangalore B.Sc.(Engg.)Ranchi University
Dean (Administration):Er. S.S. Gill
Dean (Academics):Dr. Rupinder Singh
Dean (Post Graduation and Research): Dr. B.S. Walia
Dean (Training and Placement):Er. Kulwinder Singh Mann
Dean(Consultancy):Dr. H.S. Rai
Dean (Students Welfare):Dr. Y.S. Brar
Chief Warden:Er. Jatinder Kapoor
M.Tech Office Incharges: Prof. B.S. Walia (Civil) Prof. Sehajpal Singh(Mechanical) Er. S.S. Gill(Electronics) Er. Jaswinder Singh Grewal(Electrical) Er. Parminder Singh (CSE)

Phone: 0161-2502700, principal@gndec.ac.indirector@gndec.ac.in
Phone: 0161-2490339(O)deanadmin@gndec.ac.in
Phone: 0161-2490339(O)deanacademic@gndec.ac.in
Phone:0161-2490339(O) deanpg@gndec.ac.in
Phone:0161-2501106(O) tpo@gndec.ac.in
Phone: 0161-2490339, 0161-2491193(O) deanconsultancy@gndec.ac.in
Phone: 0161-2490339(O)ysbrar@gndec.ac.in
Phone: 0161-2490339(O) deanhostel@gndec.ac.in

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Courses

M.Tech (Full Time and Part Time) , MBA, MCA, B.Tech

Construction CON-115 Junior Land Survey
Electrical ELE 101 Basic Electrical Training
Electronics ELC-101 Maintenance of Power Supply, Inverter, UPS



Guru Nanak Dev Engineering College (GNDEC), Ludhiana Punjab runs course(s) in Engineering, Computer Applications, Business Management stream(s).

Guru Nanak Dev Engineering College (GNDEC) is affiliated with Directorate of Technical Education and Industrial Training Punjab, Chandigarh (Chandigarh)


Profile of Guru Nanak Dev Engineering College (GNDEC)

Guru Nanak Dev Engineering College, established in 1956,has been putting in its best, persistently in the field of education comprehending the need of upliftment of rural youth in highly competitive,technologically elevated society, in particular and understanding the knowledge thrust quenching tots in general. Recently, the Institute got ranked 19th in the category of all technical education imparting ones [Reference India Todays (Edition 5th June, 2006)]. Apart from offering various Accredited graduate level B.Tech courses viz.a.viz Civil Engineering, Computer Science and Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Electronics and Communication Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Production Engineering, Information Technology, the institute is extending education in eleven different Postgraduate M.Tech courses both on regular and part time basis where students from overseas also come to get education. An excellent platform is provided to the researchers leading to Ph.D degree program. The perseverance and dedication of the entire staff is so high that it is effervescent to inculcate problem solving strategies for the betterment of the students Numerous ongoing projects by AICTE,MHRD,CSIR etc.further empower the excellence of the staff and the institution. The Testing and Consultancy Cell is an asset of the institution as it serves the mankind by sharing its expertise. The Training and the Placement Cell is strong and immaculate in dispersing its duties. Umpteen reputed companies visit the college and the calibre of the students leave them spellbound. Consequently,the placement graph has risen manifold. The ambassadors of GNDEC are serving all over the world. Overall development of the personality of each and every child is stressed upon and catered to Sports,cultural and other extra curricular activities nourish the students. Our students are the proud achievers in notching not only the academic positions but the topmost ones in sports also in PTU. The Management is totally supportive and leaves no stone unturned to stand for the academic and all round growth of the student beyond the curriculum and maintaining the ethical limits. I take this prized opportunity to welcome the students from the core of my heart and assure their parents that the college will progress by leaps and bounds in the coming years.

Administration
Guru Nanak Dev Engineering College, Ludhiana is a State Government aided Institution. It is functioning under the aegis of Nankana Sahib Education Trust (N.S.Ed.T.) with a Managing Committee appointed by N.S.Ed.T to look after routine management functions with due representation in it, of State Government and Central Government. The Managing Committee recommends policy decisions which are ultimately put up to the Nankana Sahib Education Trust for approval.

Mission
* Upliftment of Rural Students through technical education.
* Respond to local societal needs by developing selected targeted research projects.
* Quality training programs in need based modern technology.
* To maintain state-of-the-art infrastructure in laboratories.
* To promote culture of self-employment.
* To impart non-formal education to unemployed youth.
* To inculcate moral, ethical, spiritual values in education at all levels.

Vision
Realization of Glimpses of a Golden India in the real(rural) India which lives and abounds in its villages. GNDEC will excel nationally and distinguish itself as a recognized pre-eminent leader to serve this 70% Brotherhood through its socioeconomic upliftment by exposure of the havenots to Engg. and Technology thereby grooming them as technically competent and intellectually-vital Graduates through practically focused quality learning experiences, and thus assuring productive Careers for them.

Goals
Long Term Goals
* To build and promote teams of experts in the upcoming specializations.
* To promote quality research and undertake research projects keeping in view their relevance to needs and requirements of technology in local industry.
* To enhance testing and consultancy facilities to various Government, Semi Government, and private Organizations with a view to enhance additional resources; and with that end in view---to remain in touch with latest demands of the profession.
* To achieve total financial independence.
* To start on-line transfer of knowledge in appropriate technology by means of establishing multipurpose resource centers.
* To establish New Centers in the emerging fields like Bio-Technology, Mechatronics, Artificial Intelligence etc. Short Term Goals
* To keep faculty members abreast with the latest trends and developments in Research, Technology and Teaching methodologies especially through interaction, by sending them to other premier Institutions for research and by conducting AICTE-ISTE sponsored STTPs in our own College.
* To motivate the faculty to remain exposed to the Industrial processes and activities.
* To go for the Deemed to be University status.
* At least 40% of the students should graduate with Distinction/Honors in all branches.
* To arrange Special classes for rural students for improving their Communication Skills.
* All informations concerning students/ staff to be made available On-line.
* Enhance the Hostel accommodation especially for Girls and improve the existing hostel facilities.
* To make the Campus green (planting at least 5000 more saplings) and chemical free.
* To go for the energy auditing of the whole campus.
* College with rural roots excels in games and we shall strive to produce at least one (may be two! ) national level players in four years.

Campus
Guru Nanak Dev Engineering College campus is spread over 88 acres of prime land about 5 Kms from Bus Stand and 8 Kms from Ludhiana Railway Station on Ludhiana-Malerkotla Road. The college campus is well planned with beautifully laid out tree plantation,pathways,flowerbeds besides the well maintained sprawling lawns all around. It has beautiful building for College,Hostels,Swimming Pool,Sports and Gymnasium Hall Complex,Gurduwara Sahib,Bank,Dispensery,Post Office etc. There are two hostels for boys and one for girls with total accomodation of about 550 students.These hostels are provided with all amenities and basic services.The greenery of the campus is remarkable and special care taken to preserve it.

FAQs
B.Tech =========== What is the admission procedure for candidates belonging to Punjab State? All the admissions at GNDEC are made by Punjab Technical University,Kapurthala with which it is affiliated. The Punjab Technical University hold a Combined Entrance Test hereafter referred to CET. This year this test is being conducted on 2.5.2010 for admission in Engineering courses (B.Tech.) in the Institutions affiliated with this University. Where the CET brochures are available? The information brochure-cum-application form will be available at : PTU Kapurthala Campus, PTU Jalandhar Campus, Directorate of Technical Education Plot No-1, Sector-36 A, Chandigarh, Punjab Bhawan, Room No. 708, B-Block Copernicus Marg, New Delhi and All Engineering/Pharmacy/Architecture Colleges affiliated to PTU and selected branches of Punjab National Bank (see at www.ptu.ac.in) for Rs. 550/- at counter, Rs. 600/- by post through DD in favour of Registrar, PTU payable at Jalandhar. Whom to contact at Guru Nanak Dev Engineering College for any other query related to Admissions in B.Tech. courses? Dr. Rupinder Singh Dean (Academics) Phone No. 0161-2490339 Fax No:0161-2502240 Important Dates: Activity Date Last date for submitting completed application form for CET-2009 10.4.2010 (5.00 PM) Date of Entrance Test 02.5.2010 (Sunday) Downloading of admit cards 26.4.2010 Declaration of Results 21.5.2010 Date of Sikh quota Test 16.5.2010 (There will be online counselling. Details may be got from PTU) What is the eligibility criteria? A candidate will be eligible for admission to B.Tech. on the basis of CET merit, if he/she fulfills the following conditions:- a) He/she has passed the 10+2/Diploma or its equivalent examination conducted by a recognized Board/University/Council. The eligibility for engineering courses are as under:- All those candidates who have passed 10+2 examination and with pass in Physics, Mathematics as compulsory subjects and any one of the following optional subjects i.e. Chemistry/Biology/ Biotechnology/Computer Science. OR Those candidates who have passed diploma in any Engineering Trade from Punjab State Board of Technical Education, Chandigarh or Diploma/Certificate course from Sant Longowal Institute of Engineering and Technology, Longowal (District Sangrur) or such Examination from any other recognised State Board of Technical Education. How many papers are conducted in entrance test for admission to Engineering courses? The entrance test is of two hours duration (tentative time : 10 AM to 12.00 Noon). There shall be three Sessions. Each of the sessions I, II and III is of 40 minutes duration. There is no break in between the sessions. The medium of examination is English only. The candidate is to select one answer and mark it on the answer sheet (OMR) with only dark black ball pen/Gel pan. The OMR answer sheets shall be evaluated with the help of scanner and computer software. The candidates are advised not to rub, erase, cut or overwrite on their OMR sheets. Cutting or overwriting in any box used for answering question will be deemed to be an incorrect answer. Marking two or more answers for same questions will be cancelled. The result shall be available on the website and no separate result card are sent. Paper Engineering/Technology Paper-I (Compulsory) Physics Paper-II (Compulsory) Mathematics Paper-III (Any one of the subjects) Chemistry/Biology/Bio-technology/Computer Science What is reservation criteria for rural area candidates at GNDEC? 70% seats in this Institution are meant for rural area candidate. All the seats (except seats offered to other state candidates) are for bonafide residents of Punjab who have passed their 10+2 examination or qualifying examination from schools and colleges situated in the area of Punjab. They should produce a Punjab Residence Certificate. Rural area means area located outside the limits of Municipal Corporation, Municipal Committee notified provided-that the village included is converted into or declared Municipal Corporation, Municipal Committee, Notified Area Committee Cantonment Board, Township and University campus after January 1997 shall be treated as rural area for the purpose of these rules. A student hailing from rural area means :- i. His/her parents are permanently residing in the rural area as defined in above para. ii. He/She has studied for a minimum period of 5 years from a recognised/affiliated school located in rural area. iii. He/She has passed 5th/8th/10th or 10+2 from a school/college located in rural area. Sons/Daughters of defence personnel/Ex-defence personnel residing permanently in rural area are exempted from clause (ii) and (iii). For more detail, please refer CET Brochure. How many seats are reserved for Sikh students at GNDEC? 50% seats are likely to be reserved for the members of Sikh minority community in GNDEC (The case is under consideration in Honble Supreme Court of India). Give us detail of examination conducted for Sikh Minority Quota students? 50% of B.Tech. seats are exclusively reserved for the candidates belonging to the Sikh community in this College. To avail these seats, the students must fulfill the following conditions:- a) An appropriate score in CET-2009 being conducted by Punjab Technical University, Jalandhar b) Minimum 36% marks in the Sikh Religion Examination (SRE) c) A complete Sikh appearance Admission will however be made on the basis of CET-2010 merit. SIKH RELIGION EXAMINATION The Sikh Religion Examination (SRE) will be held on 9.5.2009. Candidates desirous of appearing in this examination must report, in person at Baba Banda Singh Bahadur Engineering College, Fatehgarh Sahib for the verification of their Sikh identity with the following documents during any working day from 01.05.2009 to 14.5.2009. A) Affidavit under personal oath mentioning that I belong to Sikh religion, abide by principle of Sikhism, faith in Ten Sikh Gurus and Sri Guru Granth Sahib, maintain complete sikh appearance (Sikh Saroop), wear Turban (only for the male candidates), do not cut hair, do have word Singh/Kaur suffixed with the name and do not believe in any other Sect. duly attested by Judicial Magistrate/oath COmmissioner. B) Photocopy of Admit Card of CET-2009 C) Three Passport Size photographs D) Demand Draft of Rs. 500/- in favour of Coordinator (SRE) payable at Fatehgarh Sahib/Sirhind. (In case, the name of the candidate will have to include the same in his/her name by releasing a public notice in some newspaper. He/she will have to submit the cutting of the newspaper indicating the advertisement for the change of the name, in addition of the above documents). Subsequently, the Roll Numbers-cum-admit cards for the SRE will be issued on the spot. Examination Centres for SRE Sri Guru Ram Das Institute o f Dental Science and Research, Amritsar # BBSB Engg. College, Fatehgarh Sahib # Guru Nanak Dev Engineering College, Ludhiana Syllabus for SRE Suggested Books for the SRE preparation are (SGPC Publication): Sikh Itihas Part-I and II Dharam/Gurmat Philosphy Sikh Rahit Maryada Desirous students can purchase these books from Baba Banda Singh Bahadur Engineering College, Fatehgarh Sahib during any working day from 04.5.2010 to 14.5.2010. Alternatively these books may be available at authorised Gurmat Shops of all the major Gurudawaras managed by SGPC, Amritsar. For further information kindly visit www.bbsbec.ac.in/sre. What is the admission procedure for the candidates belonging to States other than Punjab? Admission will be based on AIEEE merit-the students who are applying under this category need not to take CET. However, they must fill up the CET admission application form of PTU and submit application by the date notified by PTU. Only those candidates with AIEEE score belonging to any other state other than Punjab under this category. The candidate must produce residence certificate of that state for claiming seat under this category. What is the Examination fee for entrance test for CET? Tentative Examination Fee for Entrance Examination For SC/ST candidates Rs. 500/-, All others Rs. 1000/- Address and important phone numbers of Punjab Technical University, Kapurthala. Punjab Technical University, Kapurthala Campus, Jalandhar-Kapurthala Highway, Post Bag No.01, Kapurthala (Punjab)-144601 Website www.ptu.ac.in Contract numbers (Admission Cell) Phone : 01822-662536, 662536 What is the procedure for deposit of counselling fee ? Information regarding online counselling, counselling dates, procedure for allotment of seats and deposit of fee for counselling will be available at Punjab Technical university website. What is the procedure for allotment of institution and branch? Information regarding online counselling, counselling dates, procedure for allotment of seats and deposit of fee for counselling will be available at Punjab Technical university website Which branches are available at Guru Nanak Dev Engineering College,Ludhiana under B.Tech.Programme? 1. Civil Engineering 2. Mechanical Engineering 3. Production Engineering 4. Electrical Engineering 5. Electronics and Communication Engineering 6. Computer Science and Engineering 7. Information Technology ========================================================= M.Tech What is the admission process for M.Tech. courses? There are two categories of M.Tech. courses being run in the institute i) under AICTE ii) under PTU Regional Centre Under AICTE Program: The admission in M.Tech. courses are made by the Institute itself only in the Institution premises i.e GNDEC, Ludhiana. i. The candidates are bound to mark/ sign their presence on the date of counselling and on the subsequent dates of counselling, if any, as notified by the Admission Committee from time to time. Officer Incharge P.G. Courses should notify the next date of counselling in writing to the candidates in the waiting list/ other concerned candidates� on the date of previous counselling, with their signatures appended on it. ii. Decisions regarding the provisional admission cases/ doubtful cases due to some discrepancies shall be done ONLY on the date of counselling duly notified to the Concerned Candidates with discrepancy etc./ candidates in the waiting list. Under PTU Regional Centre: Admission is done through counselling at Punjab Technical University, Jalandhar/Kapurthala When the brochures and forms will be available at Institute for admission in M.Tech courses? Brochures and forms will be available from the office of Accou nts Branch, Guru Nanak Dev Engineering College, Ludhiana on all the working days from 7.30 AM to 1.30 PM.Following conditions are to be met as per AICTE/University/College rules for Full-Time sponsored/Part-Time candidates only. The candidates must have a minimum of two years of full time work experience in a registered Firm/ Company/ Industry/ Education and research Institutions/ any Govt. Departments or Govt. Autonomous organisations in the relevant field in which admission is being sought. ii. There will not be any age restrictions. However preference shall be given to those who are below 45 years of age. iii. A letter from the employer must be furnished stating that the candidate is being sponsored to get admission. The employer should also indicate that the candidate would not be withdrawn mid-way till the completion of the course for all Part-Time candidates and for sponsored Full-Time candidates. Whom to contact at Guru Nanak Dev Engineering College for any other query related to Admissions in M.Tech. courses? Dr. B.S Walia , Dean (PG) Phone No. 0161-2490339 Fax No: 0161-2502240 Eligibility Criteria M.Tech. Production Engineering B.E/B.Tech. with atleast 55% marks in aggregate: a. B.E/B.Tech. in Mechanical, Production, Industrial, Manufacturing, Welding, Material Science, Metallurgy Engineering etc. M.Tech. Industrial Engineering B.E/B.Tech. in any branch of Engineering M.Tech. Structural Engineering/Geo-Technical Engineering B.E/B.Tech. in Civil Engineering for Geo-Technical Engineering and Soil Mechanics and Foundation Engineering M.Tech. Computer Science and Engineering B.E/B.Tech. in Computer Science and Engineering or Information Technology M.Tech (Power Engineering) B.E./B.Tech. in Electrical/Electrical and Electronics/Electronics and Instrumentations/Applied Electronics/Instrumentations and Control for M.Tech in Power Engineering, Electrical Engineering M.Tech. (Electronics and Communication Engineering) B.E/B.Tech. in Electronics and Communication/Electronics and Instrumentation/Applied Electronics/Instrumentation and Control/Electrical and Electronics/M.Sc.in Physics (with specialization in Electronics) NOTE: 1. Associate Membership of the Institution of Engineers (India) candidates must possess: i. AMIE with at least 55% marks in aggregate after passing 3 years Diploma in appropriate aforesaid branch of Engineering. ii. At least 5 years research or professional experience after passing Diploma. Which Academic Regulations for Post-Graduate courses are followed? The college follows the academic regulations of Punjab Technical University, Kapurthala Which branches are available at Guru Nanak Dev Engineering College,Ludhiana under M.Tech.Programme? M.Tech. (Full Time) : Production Engineering, Industrial Engineering, Structural Engineering, Geo-Technical Engineering, Computer Science and Engineering, Power Engineering, Electronics and Communication Engineering, Environmental Science and Engineering; M.Tech. (Part-Time) Production Engineering, Industrial Engineering, Soil Mechanics and Foundation Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Electronics and Communication Engineering Regarding submission of original certificates Original documents including all certificates MUST be deposited by the candidate with the concerned Officer Incharge P.G. Course in case of his/her selection for the course, failing which admission offer shall be given/refused. Is financial assistance is extended to M.Tech. students? Limited GATE scholarships as per GATE merit offered by Government of India will be granted to students who will be admitted to M.Tech. Full-Time Production engineering only subject to availability from ACITE. The candidates selected for GATE scholarship will have to give an undertaking to the effect that he/she has never drawn the GATE Scholarship previously at any Institution in the capacity of having passed GATE examination. If drawn, he/she will have to give number of months for which he/she has already drawn this scholarship and the name of institution from where it was drawn. What are the terms and conditions to govern the grant of the GATE Scholarship? a. It will be obligatory for every GATE scholarship holder student to undertake 8-10 hours per week of work related to teaching and research activities as assigned to him/her by the institute. b. Wherever Govt. of India/ University Grant Commission/ Council of Scientific and Industrial Research/ Industry sponsored projects are being undertaken, the services of the students may be used for providing assistance in the projects funded by these agencies. In that event a portion of scholarship for the time being may be charged to the project funds for the duration the students are engaged on these projects. c. The institute (M.Tech. Officer-in-Charge) will work out specific programmes of work and maintain the record of each student. d. The student must secure a first class or equivalent, during the first semester and the second semester examinations to become eligible for continuance of scholarship at the enhanced rate during the second semester and the third semester respectively. e. A student shall be required to give an undertaking to the effect that he/she would not leave the course mid way, in order to be eligible to receive this scholarship. f. During the courses of studies, the student shall not receive any emoluments, salary, stipend, etc. from any other source. g. In no case will the scholarship be allowed for a period of more than the period decided by the Govt. of India. h. Suitable hostel type accommodation may be provided wherever, available. i. No house rent allowance (HRA) is admissible to M.Tech. students. j. The student shall be eligible for Medical facilities as per college rules. k. Foreign students will not be eligible for these scholarships. l. The student shall be entitled for leave for a maximum period of 30 days per year in addition to general holidays but are not entitled to vacations, e.g. summer, winter etc. m. In case of continuous absence without leave for more than a week a students name will be removed from the college rolls on the intimation of concerned Officer-In-Charge M.Tech. and he will not be allowed to rejoin until a satisfactory explanation is submitted and accepted by the Principal by depositing the readmission fee of Rs. 1000/-. n. The Government of India may impose any other conditions as deemed necessary from time to time. If the conditions mentioned at serial No. a, d, above are not acceptable to a student, he/she will not be eligible to scholarship as mentioned in this Departments letter No. F.12-35.80-T, 4/T, 2 dated 07.12.1984 M.E. (Mech.) specialisation in Production. What will be the order of merit for admission? i. GATE qualified candidates in order of GATE merit. ii. If any seats are left vacant the same will be offered to B. Tech. (or, its equivalent) qualified candidates in order of merit (in aggregate marks of all semesters.). What is the fee structure for M.Tech. Full-Time students? For M.Tech. Full Time Students:- a) Ist Semester (payable on the spot) Admission Fee Rs. 5000/- Security (Refundable) Rs. 1000/- 1st Semester Tuition Fee Rs. 17500/- Examination Fee Rs. 500/- Exam Form Charges Rs. 50/- Identity Card Charges Rs. 50/- GENCO Alumni Membership Fee Rs. 1000/- Total Rs. 25100/- b) 2nd Semester (payable in the first week of 2nd Sem.) 2nd Semester Tuition Fee Rs. 17500/- Examination Fee Rs. 500/- Examination Form Charges Rs. 50/- Total Rs. 18050/- c) 3rd Semester (payable in the beginning of 3rd Sem.) 3rd Semester Tuition Fee Rs. 7000/- Project and Seminar Fee Rs. 7000/ Examination Fee Rs. 500/- Exam Form Charges Rs. 50/- Total Rs.14550/- 4th Semester Fee Thesis Fee Rs. 10000/- NOTE: LIKELY TO REVISE BY PTU, JALANDHAR What is the fee structure for M.Tech. Part-Time students? For M.Tech. Part-Time Students(under revision by PTU, Jalandhar):- a) At the time of admission (payable on the spot) Admission Fee Rs. 5000/- Security (Refundable) Rs. 1000/- 1st Semester Tuition Fee Rs. 15000/- Examinations Fee Rs. 700/- Identity Card Charges Rs. 50/- GENCO Alumni Membership Fee Rs. 1000/- b) 2nd Sem. Fee (payable in the beginning of 2nd Sem.) 2nd Sem. tuition fee Rs.10000/- Examination Fee Rs. 700/- c) 3rd Sem. Fee (payable in the beginning of 3rd Sem.) 3rd Semester tuition fee Rs. 15000/ Examination Fee Rs. 700/- d) 4th Semester Fee (payable in the beginning of fourth Semester) 4th Semester tuition fee Rs. 10000/- Examination Fee Rs.700/-5th Sem. Fee (Payable in the beginning of 5th Sem.) 5th Semester tuition Fee Rs. 10000/- Project and Seminar Fee Rs. 10000/- Examination Fee Rs. 700/- f) 6th Semester (Thesis Fee) Rs. 10000/-

Computer Center
Computer Center provides Email, Web, DNS, FTP, Internet access and other services 24 hours and 365 days a year. CC also provides various advance and special purpose software for all the campus users. The centralized Computer Centre has been fully air conditioned. At a time 106 students can work individually. The system configuration is mostly Pentium IV and Core 2 Duo. Software and packages as per norms of AICTE are loaded. Hardware peripheral facilities are available in plenty.

Library
* Library Blog(for all new updates)
* Introduction To Library
* General Instructions For Library Users
* LIST OF NEW ARRIVALS: BOOKS and JOURNALS
* List of Journals/Magazines
* List of Newspapers
* Library Staff
* Library Services
* Useful Links
* Books Recommendation Form
* Journal/Magazine/Newspaper Recommendation Form Ask the Librarian: librarian@gndec.ac.in

Sports
This Department was established in 1956. The mission of this department is to inculcate Sports Culture in the students of this College by making them participate in Routine Sports activities, preparing teams to participate in Punjab Technical University Inter-College Tournaments and organizing Tournaments at University, State and National level. The department has one of the best Sports Complex comprising of 400M Grassy Athletic Track, Gymnasium having latest fitness machines, Billiards room with one table along with Table Tennis and Wt. Lifting hall. The other Sports infrastructure includes Swimming pool, two Football, two Hockey, two Handball, two Kabbadi and one Kho-Kho grounds along with three Volleyball, four Lawn Tennis and one Badminton outdoor courts. There about 150 Students come to Gymnasium in a day and in the Swimming Pool during season. At Present Dr. Gunjan Bhardwaj is Sec. Sports and Prof. Paramvir Singh Grewal is Jt. Sec. Sports.

Workshops
Facilities
A. Machine Shop
B. Fitting Shop
C. Carpentry and Pattern Shop
D. Black Smithy Shop
E. Welding Shop
F. Foundry Shop
G. Electric Shop
H. Sheet Metal and Plumbing Shop

Testing and Consultancy Cell (TCC)
Consultancy Services are being rendered by various Departments of the College to the industry, Sate Government Departments and Entrepreneurs and are extended in the form of expert advice in design, testing of materials and equipment, technical surveys, technical audit, caliberation of instruments, prepartion of technical feasibility reports etc.

This consultancy cell of the college has given a new dimension to the development programmes of the College. Consultancy projects of over Rs. one crore are completed by the Consultancy cell during financial year 2009-10.

Training and Placement Cell
The goal of Training and Placement Cell is to Provide employment opportunities and world class training to GNDEC Students in Leading Orgainizations. The Cell is well equipped with ample infrastructre in Terms of Testing halls,Consultancy Hall for Pre Placement Talk,Presentations etc.

Training
It arranges training for students in industries for 4 weeks at the end of 4th Semester and for 6 months in 6th, 7th or 8th Semester. All the Engineering Department students undergo Six months training. The students of the college undergo their training at various prestigious organizations as Punj Lloyd Ltd., Delhi Metro Rail Corporation, Maruti Udyog Ltd., L&T,Havells, DRDO, CSIO, Ericsson, Siemens, Reliance Group, HCL, Samsung, LG etc. The students act as a channel of communication with industries.

Placements
All the reputed organizations including MNCs come to the College for campus recruitment. To achieve its goal, the Training and Placement Cell works towards recognizing the core competencies of students. It works through a close knot organization and has a structure which conveysinformation to the students at the fastest possible rate. A common placement brochure for all branches is published. The Training and Placement Cell firmly believes in Industry-Institute Interaction. In order to accomplish Industry-Institute Interaction it organizes technical talks and national seminars to provide a platform for the budding engineers to interact with professionals from various industries. It encourages visits to the industries by the college students. It arranges for industrial problems to be worked on by students as part of their projects. It also takes suggestions from members of industry regarding designing/changing of curriculum. The college has signed MOUs with many industrial organizations and industrial chambers. Technical paper presentation contests are held in collaboration with industries to discuss newdevelopments and trends.

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Gurbind Singh versus Guru Nanak Dev Engineering College (GNDEC) Ludhiana

STATE INFORMATION COMMISSION, PUNJAB
SCO No. 84-85, Sector 17-C, CHANDIGARH.
(www.infocommpunjab.com)

Shri Gurbind Singh s/o Shri Nirmal Singh,
Near Pappu Karyana Store, VPO Hissowal,
Tehsil Raikot, District Ludhiana-141422.
……………..Complainant.
Vs

The Public Information Officer,
O/o the Registrar, Science and Technology Entrepreneurs Park (STEP),
c/o Guru Nanak Engineer College, Gill Road,
Ludhiana-141006. ……………....Respondent

CC- 3596 of 2010

Present:-
None on behalf of the complainant.
None on behalf of the respondent.

ORDER

None is present. On the last date of hearing on 8.8.2011, the respondent had intimated that CWP No.9370/2011 filed by the respondent is pending in the Hon’ble Punjab and Haryana High Court.

2. To come up on 21.11.2011 at 10.30 A.M.

(R.I. Singh)
September 19, 2011 Chief Information Commissioner
Punjab

Pardeep Kumar Jaswal versus Guru Nanak Dev Engineering College (GNDEC) Ludhiana

STATE INFORMATION COMMISSION, PUNJAB
SCO No. 84-85, Sector 17-C, CHANDIGARH.

Shri Pardeep Kumar Jaswal, Qr. No.40,
Guru Nanak Dev Engineering College,
Gill Road, Ludhiana. -------------Complainant.

Vs.

The Public Information Officer
o/o the Guru Nanak Dev Engineering College,
Gill Road, Ludhiana. -------------Respondent.

CC No. 1875 of 2011

Present:-
Shri Pardeep Kumar Jaswal complainant in person.
None on behalf of the respondent-department.

ORDER:

In compliance with the directions given to the respondent on 20.7.2011, they have furnished an attested photocopy of the Inquiry Report conducted by Punjab Technical University, Jalandhar as available on the record of Guru Nanak Dev Engineering College, Ludhiana. The complainant admits that he has received this attested copy.

2. In view of the above, orders of the Commission stands complied with and the complaint case is closed.

(R.I. Singh)
August 24, 2011 Chief Information Commissioner
Punjab

Pardeep Jaswal versus Guru Nanak Dev Engineering College (GNDEC) Ludhiana

STATE INFORMATION COMMISSION, PUNJAB
SCO No. 84-85, Sector 17-C, CHANDIGARH.
(www.infocommpunjab.com)

Shri Pardeep Jaswal, Qr. No.40,
Guru Nanak Dev Engineering College, Gill Road,
Ludhiana.
-------------Complainant.
Vs.
The Public Information Officer
o/o the Guru Nanak Dev Engineering College, Gill Road,
Ludhiana.
-------------Respondent.

CC No. 1875 of 2011

Present:-
None on behalf of the complainant.
None on behalf of the respondent-department.

ORDER:
As a last opportunity, the case is adjourned to 24.8.2011 at 10.30 A.M.

(R.I. Singh)
August 10, 2011 Chief Information Commissioner
Punjab

Gurbind Singh versus Guru Nanak Dev Engineering College (GNDEC) Ludhiana

STATE INFORMATION COMMISSION, PUNJAB
SCO No. 84-85, Sector 17-C, CHANDIGARH.
(www.infocommpunjab.com)

Shri Gurbind Singh s/o Shri Nirmal Singh,
Near Pappu Karyana Store, VPO Hissowal,
Tehsil Raikot, District Ludhiana-141422.
……………..Complainant.
Vs

The Public Information Officer,
O/o the Registrar, Science and Technology Entrepreneurs Park (STEP),
c/o Guru Nanak Engineer College,
Gill Road,
Ludhiana-141006.
……………....Respondent

CC- 3596 of 2010

Present:-
None on behalf of the complainant.
None on behalf of the respondent.

ORDER

None has appeared today on behalf of the parties. However, the respondent has intimated that CWP No.9370/2011 is still pending before the Hon’ble Punjab and Haryana High Court and it is now listed for 1.9.2011.

2. Accordingly, the proceedings of the present complaint case are adjourned to 19.9.2011 at 10.30 A.M.

(R.I. Singh)
August 8, 2011. Chief Information Commissioner
Punjab

Pardeep Jaswal versus Guru Nanak Dev Engineering College (GNDEC) Ludhiana

STATE INFORMATION COMMISSION, PUNJAB
SCO No. 84-85, Sector 17-C, CHANDIGARH.
(www.infocommpunjab.com)

Shri Pardeep Jaswal, Qr. No.40,
Guru Nanak Dev Engineering College, Gill Road,
Ludhiana.
-------------Complainant.
Vs.

The Public Information Officer
o/o the Guru Nanak Dev Engineering College, Gill Road,
Ludhiana. -------------Respondent.

CC No. 1875 of 2011

Present:-
Shri Pardeep Kumar Jaiswal complainant in person.
Shri Sehaj Pal Singh, PIO on behalf of the respondent-department.

ORDER:
The complainant had moved an application on 28.4.2011 to the PIO/Guru Nanak Dev Engineering College, Ludhiana. A reply was given on 14.6.2011. Since the complainant was not satisfied with it, the complainant moved the State Information Commission, Punjab.

2. The respondent has submitted a detailed reply vide No.E-45/1366 dated 19.7.2011, a copy of which alongwith all its enclosures has also been given to the complainant. I have perused the documents and also heard the parties. There is no apparent contradiction between the information furnished on 14.56.2011 and the reply now being furnished vide letter No.E-45/1366 dated 19.7.2011.

3. However, the complainant has raised an issue pertaining to copy of report of inquiry Committee consisting of Shri Siby John, Shir Buta Singh Sidhu and Shri Balkar Singh which has not been attested by the respondent before giving it to complainant. The plea of the respondent is that this inquiry was conducted by the University and the complainant is required to obtain a copy of the report from the University, which is the custodian of the record.

4. The respondent may have procured the copy of the inquiry report from the University. If it exists on its record, the PIO is under a legal obligation to attest it and furnish the copy. If however it does not exist on record, the PIO should reply to the complainant to obtain a copy from the University.

5. To come up on 10.8.2011 at 10.30 A.M.

(R.I. Singh)
July 20, 2011 Chief Information Commissioner
Punjab

Gurbind Singh versus Guru Nanak Dev Engineering College (GNDEC) Ludhiana

STATE INFORMATION COMMISSION, PUNJAB
SCO No. 84-85, Sector 17-C, CHANDIGARH.

Shri Gurbind Singh s/o Shri Nirmal Singh,
Near Pappu Karyana Store, VPO Hissowal,
Tehsil Raikot, District Ludhiana-141422. ……………..Complainant.

Vs

The Public Information Officer,
O/o the Registrar, Science and Technology Entrepreneurs Park (STEP),
c/o Guru Nanak Engineer College, Gill Road, Ludhiana-141006.
……………....Respondent
CC- 3596 of 2010

Present:-
None on behalf of the complainant.
None on behalf of the respondent.

ORDER

The respondent has sent a fax message stating that CWP No.9370/2011 came up for hearing before the Hon’ble Punjab and Haryana High Court and the matter has been adjourned to 27.7.2011 for arguments. The respondent has, therefore, requested for an adjournment of the present proceedings. The request is allowed.

2. To come up on 8.8.2011 at 10.30 A.M.

(R.I. Singh)
July 19, 2011. Chief Information Commissioner
Punjab

Pardeep Kapoor versus Guru Nanak Dev Engineering College (GNDEC) Ludhiana

STATE INFORMATION COMMISSION, PUNJAB
SCO No. 84-85, Sector 17-C, CHANDIGARH.


Shri Pardeep Kapoor s/o Shri Chander Pal Kapoor,
194, Railway Colony, Sherpur Kalan, Near Swarn Cinema
PO Moti Nagar, Ludhiana (Pb.) -------------Appellant
Vs.

The Public Information Officer
o/o Guru Nanak Engineering College,
Gill Road, Ludhiana
-------------Respondent.
AC No. 434 of 2011

Present:-
Shri Pardeep Kapoor appellant in person.
S. Sehajpal Singh, PIO on behalf of the respondent.

ORDER

The information-seeker had addressed an RTI query dated 28.12.2010 to the PIO/Punjab Technical University, Jalandhar. The matter, however related to Guru Nanak Dev College of Engineering and Technology, Ludhiana. Inadvertently PIO/PTU transferred the RTI query to Guru Nanak Dev University, Amritsar. This resulted in delay, forcing the information seeker to move the State Information Commission.

2. I have heard the parties. Guru Nanak Dev College of Engineering and Technology, Ludhiana has furnished the information to the appellant, who however, made a further query regarding the quantum of scholarship due to him. The respondent-PIO has clarified, at the time of hearing of the case that scholarship is given to only those students who complete their degrees. Since the present appellant-Shri Pardeep Kapoor did not complete the degree, he is ineligible for scholarship

3. I have heard the parties. I am satisfied that the information has been furnished to the information-seeker by the PIO of the Guru Nanak Dev College of Engineering and Technology, Ludhiana, soon after receiving the request on transfer from Punjab Technical University, Jalandhar. Hence, close the appeal case.

(R.I. Singh)
June 23, 2011. Chief Information Commissioner Punjab

Gurbind Singh versus Guru Nanak Dev Engineering College (GNDEC) Ludhiana

STATE INFORMATION COMMISSION, PUNJAB
SCO No. 84-85, Sector 17-C, CHANDIGARH.
(www.infocommpunjab.com)

Shri Gurbind Singh s/o Shri Nirmal Singh,
Near Pappu Karyana Store, VPO Hissowal,
Tehsil Raikot, District Ludhiana-141422.
……………..Complainant.
Vs

The Public Information Officer,
O/o the Registrar, Science and Technology Entrepreneurs Park (STEP),
c/o Guru Nanak Engineer College, Gill Road, Ludhiana-141006.
……………....Respondent

CC- 3596 of 2010

Present:-
Shri Atish Gupta on behalf of the complainant.
None on behalf of the respondent.

ORDER

The respondent has submitted a written reply received vide diary No.9767 dated 13.6.2011 pleading for an adjournment on the ground that a writ petition has been filed in the Hon’ble Punjab and Haryana High Court challenging the order of the State Information Commission. It is listed for arguments for 13.7.2011.

2. Considering the request of the respondent, the case is adjourned to 19.7.2011.

3. To come up on 19.7.2011 at 10.30 A.M.

(R.I. Singh)
June 13, 2011. Chief Information Commissioner
Punjab

Pardeep Kapoor versus Guru Nanak Dev Engineering College (GNDEC) Ludhiana

STATE INFORMATION COMMISSION, PUNJAB
SCO No. 84-85, Sector 17-C, CHANDIGARH.
(www.infocommpunjab.com)

Shri Pardeep Kapoor s/o Shri Chander Pal Kapoor,
194, Railway Colony, Sherpur Kalan, Near Swarn Cinema
PO Moti Nagar, Ludhiana (Pb.)
-------------Appellant
Vs.

The Public Information Officer
o/o Guru Nanak Engineering College,
Gill Road, Ludhiana
-------------Respondent.

AC No. 434 of 2011

Present:-
Shri Pardeep Kapoor appellant in person.
Shri Rajinder Kumar, Clerk on behalf of the respondent.


ORDER

The respondent submits that the information pertains to Guru Nanak Engineering College, Ludhiana and therefore it was transferred under Section 6(3) of the Right to Information Act, 2005. Initially a mistake was committed by the University as it sent the letter to the Guru Nanak Dev University, Amritsar. Subsequently, when the error came to the notice of the PIO, letter was addressed to the Guru Nanak Engineering College, Ludhiana. The plea of the University is that PIO/Guru Nanak Engineering College, Ludhiana should be issued notice.

2. Accepting the plea of the respondent, I order that notice be issued to the PIO/Guru Nanak Engineering College, Ludhiana for 23.6.2011.

3. To come up on 23.6.2011 at 10.30 A.M.

(R.I. Singh)
June 2, 2011. Chief Information Commissioner Punjab

Gurbind Singh versus Guru Nanak Dev Engineering College (GNDEC) Ludhiana

STATE INFORMATION COMMISSION, PUNJAB
SCO No. 32-33-34, Sector 17-C, Chandigarh.
(www.infocommpunjab.com)

Sh. Gurbind Singh,
S/o. Sh. Nirmal Singh,
Near Pappu Karyana Store, VPO- Hissowal,
Tehsil- Raikot, District- Ludhiana-141422. Complainant

Versus
Sh. Surinder Singh, (By Registered post)
Public Information Officer-cum-
Registrar,
Science & Technology Entrepreneur’s Park,
C/o. Guru Nanak Engineering College,
Gill Road, Ludhiana-141006. Respondent

CC No. 3596 of 2010
Present:
i) Sh.Rakesh Kumar Gupta, on behalf of the complainant.
ii) None on behalf of the respondent.

ORDER
Heard.
The respondent has not given the required information to the complainant, nor has he appeared in the Court.
In the above circumstances, since a period of 30 days has not yet lapsed with effect from the date of receipt of the Commission’s orders dated 21-04-2011, another opportunity is given to the respondent to comply with these orders before the next date of hearing. If these orders are not complied with, the respondent should show cause as to why a penalty prescribed under section 20 of the RTI Act, 2005, should not be imposed upon him, and if necessary, recovered as arrears of land revenue through the Deputy Commissioner, Ludhiana.
Adjourned to 10 AM on 13-06-2011 for further consideration and orders.

(P.K.Verma)
State Information Commissioner
Punjab
5th May, 2011

Gurbind Singh versus Guru Nanak Dev Engineering College (GNDEC) Ludhiana

STATE INFORMATION COMMISSION, PUNJAB
SCO No. 32-33-34, Sector 17-C, Chandigarh.
(www.infocommpunjab.com)

Sh. Gurbind Singh,
S/o. Sh. Nirmal Singh,
Near Pappu Karyana Store, VPO- Hissowal,
Tehsil- Raikot, District- Ludhiana-141422. Complainant

Versus

Public Information Officer,
O/o. The Registrar,
Science & Technology Entrepreneur’s Park,
C/o. Guru Nanak Engineering College,
Gill Road, Ludhiana-141006. Respondent


CC No. 3596 of 2010

Present:
i) Sh.Rakesh Kumar Gupta, on behalf of the complainant.
ii) None on behalf of the respondent.

ORDER
Heard.
The complainant states that the marks sheet issued by the franchisee of STEP to Sh. Gurbind Singh, applicant on 11-11-2004 was not accepted by STEP, which issued a fresh marks sheet dated 25-09-2008 along with a certificate/diploma certifying that he had passed the two years course in Software Engineering and Information Technology. The complainant states that the STEP issued the fresh marks sheet because it declared the marks sheet given by the franchisee dated 11-11-2004 as fake. After hearing the submissions made by the complainant, the respondent is directed to give him the following information within seven days of the date of receipt of these orders:-
1) If the marks sheet given by the franchisee is fake, the name of the candidate to whom the marks sheet belonging to the same serial no.00619, has been issued by STEP.
2) The basis on which the fresh marks sheet dated 29-11-2004 was prepared by STEP, since Viva has been mentioned as one of the subjects in this marks sheet, when, according to the complainant, no such test has was taken.

The respondent is not present and serious notice has been taken by the Commission of this lapse, which should not be repeated.

Adjourned to 10 AM on 05-05-2011 for further consideration and orders. .

(P.K.Verma)
State Information Commissioner
Punjab
21st April, 2011.

A copy of these orders, along with a copy of orders dated 17-03-2011, in which STEP has been found to be public authority as defined under the RTI Act, 2005, is forwarded to Shri S.S. Channi, IAS, Principal Secretary to Government, Punjab, Industries Department, Mini Secretariat, Chandigarh for ensuring compliance of the Commission’s orders by the respondent.

(P.K.Verma)
21st April, 2011. State Information Commissioner
Punjab

Gurbind Singh versus Guru Nanak Dev Engineering College (GNDEC) Ludhiana

STATE INFORMATION COMMISSION, PUNJAB
SCO No. 32-33-34, Sector 17-C, Chandigarh.
(www.infocommpunjab.com)

Sh. Gurbind Singh,
S/o. Sh. Nirmal Singh,
Near Pappu Karyana Store, VPO- Hissowal,
Tehsil- Raikot, District- Ludhiana-141422. Complainant

Versus

Public Information Officer,
O/o. The Registrar,
Science & Technology Entrepreneur’s Park,
C/o. Guru Nanak Engineering College,
Gill Road, Ludhiana-141006. Respondent

CC No. 3596 of 2010

Present:
i) Sh. Surinder Pal. Advocate, on behalf of the complainant.
ii) Shri Namit Gautam, Advocate , on behalf of the respondent.

ORDER
Heard.
This case has arisen out of an application for information of the complainant dated 05-08-2010 which was made to the PIO-cum-Registrar, Science and Technology Entrepreneur’ Park (STEP). A reply to this application, giving some information, was sent by the Registrar of STEP to the complainant vide his letter dated 03-09-2010. The present complaint has arisen out of allegations of deficiency in the reply which was sent to the complainant. Notices were issued to the parties for a hearing on 13-01-2011 when the respondent raised the primary objection that STEP is not a Public Authority as defined in the RTI Act, 2005 and claimed that the reply dated 03-09-2010 sent to the complainant was signed by the Registrar of the Institute as such, and not as Public Information Officer. Since a copy of the respondent’s reply had been sent by him to the complainant, he had come prepared to submit his rejoinder, which was given to the respondent and the case was adjourned to 18-01-2011 for arguments. On that date, the respondent submitted his reply to the complainant’s rejoinder and the complainant sought an adjournment for submitting further arguments (which was sent by him to the Commission on 07-03-2011), and the case was adjourned to 17-03-2011 (today).

I have carefully gone through the arguments of both the parties on the issue whether STEP is a public authority as defined in Section 2(h) of the RTI Act, 2005.

In the written submissions made by him and through counsel, the respondent has made the following arguments in favour of his contention:-


1. STEP is a private registered society which is in existence under the Societies Registration Act, 1860. It has not been constituted by an order of the Government or under the Constitution or by a law made by Parliament or Punjab State Legislature.

2. No one has been appointed as a PIO or the First Appellate Authority in the STEP under the RTI Act.

3. The STEP is not substantially financed by the Government. Its main promoter is the Nankana Sahib Education Trust, Ludhiana, which provided six acres of prime land in Ludhiana worth many crores for the purpose and the Government grant of Rs. 50 lacs initially given for setting up STEP is not a substantial part of the total funds required for the purpose. An order of the Central Information Commission has been cited by the respondent in his favour in which it was decided that Rajiv Gandhi Foundation is not a public authority since it is not substantially financed by the Government, although a grant of Rs. 100 crores as well as prime land in Delhi was provided by the Government for setting it up.

4. STEP is not enjoying the facility of exemption from Service Tax, as claimed by the complainant. This exemption is available to the entrepreneurs developed and promoted by STEP.

5. STEP is paying lacs of Rupees as Income Tax and an amount of Rs. 2,75,897/- was paid as income tax during the year 2009-10.

6. STEP is also not controlled by the State Government. Its major promoter is Nankana Sahib Education Trust, Ludhiana, and the Government body which administers STEP is headed by the President, Nankana Sahib Education Trust, as its Chairman.

The complainant has submitted the following arguments in support of his contention that the respondent’s claim is without any merit and STEP is a public authority as defined in the RTI Act, 2005:-

i) It is an undeniable fact that the initial capital of STEP with which it was founded was Rs. 1.5 crores, out of which Rs. 25 lacs was contributed by Nankana Sahib Educational Trust and the remaining 1.25 crores was contributed by the Deptt. Of Science and Technology, Government of India (Rs.20 lacs), Punjab Council of S & T (Rs. 50 lacs) and Central Government Financial Institutions (Rs. 55 lacs). Apart from this, and contrary of the respondent’s claim, grants in aid of varying amounts has been given by the Government to the STEP between 1987 and 2001, the details of which have been given by the complainant in Annexure B-14 appended to the supplementary arguments submitted by him on 07-03-2011.

ii) STEP was set up as an initiative of the Government of India and Government is very much concerned with its administration, which is evident from the fact that out of 15 members of its Government Body, 5 belong to the Government/Government owned institutions, as follows:

1. One member from the Industrial Development Bank of India.
2. One member from Science and Tech. Deptt., Govt. Of India
3. One member from the Industrial Finance Corporation of India.
4. Director of Industries, Punjab.
5. Director, Punjab State Council of Science and Tech.
In addition to the above, two members are nominated by Financial Institutions which are under government control such as IDBI and IFCI.
In the Advisory Council of STEP, which consists of 30 members, the Department of Science and Tech., Government of India and Government of Punjab and Financial Institutions such as IDBI and IFCI etc. are nominated representatives.
(iii) In the Detailed Marks Sheet and Credit Cards and Certificates issued to students passing out of from STEP, the title has been printed as “Science and Technology Entrepreneurs Park promoted by Deptt. of Science and Technology, Government of India, & Punjab State Council of Science & Tech.”. Similarly, the letter-head of the STEP states “Sponsored by DST, Govt. of India, PSCS&T, Govt. of Punjab, and NSET”.
(iv) A judgment of the Hon’ble Punjab and Haryana High Court in CWP No. 2626 of 2008 dated 25-02-2008 has been cited by the complainant, in which it was decided that although the grant given by Government initially to a private Educational Institution was reduced from 95% to 45%, it continued to be a public authority under the RTI Act.
There is another aspect of this issue which needs to be taken into account. The basic philosophy underlying the RTI Act is that there must be
transparency in the functioning of institutions and organizations which are part of the Government or are closely associated with it in terms of being financed or controlled by it, since this would help in ensuring that they function justly and honestly, and that members of the general public, from whom fees, which is often substantial, is taken by these institutions, are not duped in any way and are given fair and just treatment. There is no denying the fact that STEP was set up as a result of Government initiative and with the help of Government funds. It continues to function under the aura of Government patronage and is seen and considered by the public to be a Government organization. The self description given by the STEP in its letter-head and mark sheet issued to the students, quoted earlier in these orders, also reinforces and strengthens this impression. Considering these facts along with the arguments submitted by the complainant in his communications dated 13-01-2011 and 07-03-2011, I conclude that the claim of the respondent that STEP is not a public authority under the RTI Act, 2005 is unsustainable, and I rule that it must be considered to be a public authority as defined in Section 2(h) of the RTI Act ibid.

Having settled the primary issue raised by the respondent, the case is adjourned to 10 AM on 21-04-2011 in order to take a decision on the alleged deficiencies in the respondent’s reply to the complainant dated 03-09-2010, which has been sought to be met by the respondent in his letter dated 24-12-2010.

Till such time as a PIO is appointed by STEP under the RTI Act, its Registrar will be deemed to be the PIO.

(P.K.Verma)
State Information Commissioner
Punjab
17th March, 2011

AMAR SINGH Versus STATE OF PUNJAB AND OTHERS Civil Writ Petition 2428 of 2011

IN THE HIGH COURT OF PUNJAB and HARYANA AT CHANDIGARH

Civil Writ Petition 2428 of 2011

Date of Decision : February 09, 2011.

Amar Singh .....Petitioner
versus
State of Punjab and others .....Respondents

CORAM :
HON'BLE MR.JUSTICE SURYA KANT.

Present :
Mr.Gurjinder Singh Chahal, Advocate, for the petitioner.

1. Whether Reporters of Local papers may be allowed to see the judgment?
2. To be referred to the Reporters or not?
3. Whether the judgment should be reported in the Digest?

Surya Kant, J. (Oral)
The petitioner joined as a Clerk in Guru Nanak Dev Engineering College, Ludhiana on 1.1.1975 and has retired from the post of Senior Assistant w.e.f. 31.3.2006 on attaining the age of superannuation. The above stated College receives grant-in-aid from the State Government.

Soon after the petitioner's retirement and on implementation of the recommendations of the Fifth Pay Commission, the pay scales of the Government employees including the Government aided Institutions were revised retrospectively w.e.f. 1.1.2006. The petitioner's grievance is that the benefit of revised pay from the above stated due date has not been released to him while granting the retiral dues as per the revised pay scales, despite several representations including dated 29.11.2010 (Annexure P-4) made by him.

Having heard learned counsel for the petitioner and considering the nature of relief sought in this writ petition, I deem it appropriate to dispose of the same with a direction to respondent Nos.2 to 4 to consider the above stated claim of the petitioner and release the due arrears, if any, within a period of four months from the date of receiving a certified copy of this order.

Ordered accordingly.

(SURYA KANT)
JUDGE

Gurbind Singh versus Guru Nanak Dev Engineering College (GNDEC) Ludhiana

STATE INFORMATION COMMISSION, PUNJAB
SCO No. 32-33-34, Sector 17-C, Chandigarh.

Sh. Gurbind Singh,
S/o. Sh. Nirmal Singh,
Near Pappu Karyana Store, VPO- Hissowal,
Tehsil- Raikot, District- Ludhiana-141422. Complainant

Versus

Public Information Officer,
O/o. The Registrar,
Science & Technology Entrepreneur’s Park,
C/o. Guru Nanak Engineering College,
Gill Road, Ludhiana-141006. Respondent


CC No. 3596 of 2010

Present:
i) Sh. Surinder Pal. Advocate, on behalf of the complainant.
ii) Sh. Surinder Singh, Registrar, on behalf of the respondent.

ORDER
Heard.
The respondent has submitted his reply to the complaint under consideration in which the primary issue has been raised that the Science and Technology Entrepreneur’s Park is not a public authority as defined in the RTI Act, 2005. The complainant has brought his rejoinder to the respondent’s reply, a copy of which has been given to the respondent.

Adjourned to 10 AM on 18-01-2011 for arguments.

(P.K.Verma)
State Information Commissioner
Punjab
13th January, 2011.

Gurbind Singh versus Guru Nanak Dev Engineering College (GNDEC) Ludhiana

STATE INFORMATION COMMISSION, PUNJAB
SCO No. 32-33-34, Sector 17-C, Chandigarh.
(www.infocommpunjab.com)

Sh. Gurbind Singh,
S/o. Sh. Nirmal Singh,
Near Pappu Karyana Store, VPO- Hissowal,
Tehsil- Raikot, District- Ludhiana-141422. Complainant

Versus

Public Information Officer,
O/o. The Registrar,
Science & Technology Entrepreneur’s Park,
C/o. Guru Nanak Engineering College,
Gill Road, Ludhiana-141006. Respondent

CC No. 3596 of 2010

Present:
i) Sh. Surinder Pal. Advocate, on behalf of the complainant.
ii) Shri Namit Gautam, Advocate and Sh. Surinder Singh, Registrar, on behalf of the respondent.

ORDER
Heard.
Arguments were heard on the issue of whether the Science & Technology Entrepreneur’s Park is a public authority as defined in the RTI Act, 2005.

Ld. Counsel for the complainant states that he needs time to collect additional information to support his arguments. This case is therefore adjourned to 10 AM on 17-03-2011. In case there are any additional facts which the complainant wishes to submit to the Court on the next date of hearing, copies of the same should be sent to the respondent atleast 15 days prior to the hearing.

(P.K.Verma)
State Information Commissioner
Punjab
13th January, 2011.

D S Dhillon versus Guru Nanak Dev Engineering College (GNDEC) Ludhiana

STATE INFORMATION COMMISSION, PUNJAB
SCO No. 84-85, Sector-17C, Chandigarh.


Lt. Col. D.S.Dhillon (Retd.),
192 C Rajguru Nagar,
Ludhiana. ----------Complainant

Vs
Public Information Officer,
O/o The Chairman,
Nankana Sahib Education Trust,
Guru Nanak Dev. Engineering College,
Gill Road, Gill Park, Ludhiana 141 006. --------------------Respondent

CC – 2006 of 2010
ORDER

Present: None on behalf of the Complainant.
Sh. J.S.Miglani, Counsel for the Respondent.

1. During the proceedings today, the Respondent submits copies of documents pertaining to exact status of the Respondent highlighting that the Respondent is a private body not covered under the provisions of Section 2(h) of the RTI Act, 2005. These documents are taken on record. The Complainant is not present once again. The appeal is, therefore, dismissed being without any merit. The case is disposed of and closed.

2. Announced in the hearing. Copies be sent to both the parties.

Chandigarh ( P.K.Grover )
Dated: 13.07.2010. Lt. Gen. (Retd.)
State Information Commissioner

D S Dhillon versus Guru Nanak Dev Engineering College (GNDEC) Ludhiana

STATE INFORMATION COMMISSION, PUNJAB
SCO No. 84-85, Sector-17C, Chandigarh.


Lt. Col. D.S.Dhillon (Retd.),
192 C Rajguru Nagar,
Ludhiana. ---------- Complainant

Vs
Public Information Officer,
O/o The Chairman,
Nankana Sahib Education Trust,
Guru Nanak Dev. Engineering College,
Gill Road, Gill Park, Ludhiana – 141 006. ------------Respondent

CC – 2006 of 2010
ORDER

Present: None on behalf of the Complainant.
Sh. J.S.Miglani, Counsel for the Respondent.

1. The case relates to a service matter. Initial request was sent on 29.4.2010 and on not receiving a response, the Complainant filed an appeal with the Commission on 15.6.2010.

2. During the proceedings today, the Respondent present states that the Respondent is not covered under the provisions of Section 2(h) of the RTI Act, 2005 being a private body. He seeks an adjournment to submit documents in support of his contention.

3. In view of the foregoing, the case is adjourned to 13.7.2010 at 2.00 PM.

4. Announced in the hearing. Copies be sent to both the parties.



( P.K.Grover )
Chandigarh Lt. Gen. (Retd.)
Dated: 06.07.2010. State Information Commissioner

Shri Gurmail Singh Gill versus Guru Nanak Dev Engineering College (GNDEC) Ludhiana

STATE INFORMATION COMMISSION PUNJAB
SCO No. 84-85, SECTOR-17-C,CHANDIGARH.
(www.infocommpunjab.com)

Shri Gurmail Singh Gill,
9, Rajguru Nagar Extension,
P. O. Threekay, Ludhiana ' 142021. Complainant

Vs

Public Information Officer,
O/o Guru Nanak Dev Engineering College,
Gill Road, Ludhiana. Respondent

CC No. 2197/2008

Present:
None is present on behalf of the Complainant.
Dr. Sehijpal Singh, Professor Mechanical Department-cum-PIO and Shri Harpreet Singh, Dealing Assistant, on behalf of the Respondent.

ORDER

1. A telephonic message has been received from the Complainant that due to some unavoidable circumstances, he is unable to attend the court proceedings today. He has intimated that no affidavit , as per the directions of the Commission on the last date of hearing, has been supplied to him by the Respondent so far.
2. The PIO submits an affidavit to the Commission, which is taken on record. He further states that a copy of the affidavit is being sent to the Complainant by post. He requests that some more time may be granted to procure/trace the complaint submitted by Mrs. Satwinderjit Kaur . He assures the CC No. 2197/2008 Commission if the complainant is not found or procured , FIR will be lodged with the police for the loss of the official record from the office of Principal , Guru Nanak Dev Engineering College, Ludhiana.

3. On the request of Dr. Sehijpal Singh, Professor Mechanical Department-cum-PIO, he is exempted from personal appearance during future proceedings in the instant case. He can depute APIO or any official to attend the proceedings, who is well versed with the facts of this case.

4. The case is fixed for further hearing on 23.12.2008.

5. Copies of the order be sent to both the parties.

Sd/-
Place: Chandigarh. Surinder Singh
Dated: 27.11.2008 State Information Commissioner

Gurmail Singh Gill versus Guru Nanak Dev Engineering College (GNDEC) Ludhiana

STATE INFORMATION COMMISSION PUNJAB
SCO NO. 32-33-34, SECTOR 17-C, CHANDIGARH.

Sh. Gurmail Singh Gill,
# 9, Rajguru Nagar Extension,
PO Threekay,
Ludhiana. --------Complainant
Vs.
PIO O/o Principal,
G.N.D., Engg. College Gill Road,
Ludhiana. ---------Respondent.

CC No- 1220-2008

Present:
Sh. Gurmail Singh Gill, Complainant in person.
Dr. Sehj Pal, PIO in person.

Order:

Sh. Gurmail Singh vide his complaint dated 03.06.2008 to the Commission stated that his application dated 30.04.2008 made to the address of the PIO/Principal GND College, Ludhiana with due payment of fee has been refused vide letter dated 21.05.2008 “Section 8(j) of the Act”.
2. Today, the Complainant is present and Dr, Sehj Pal, PIO of the College is present. It is observed that PIO has erred in not completing the formalities connected with rejection of an application, since he has not carried out the requirements of section 7(8) of the act which states as under :-
“Where a request has been rejected under sub-section (1), the Central Public Information Officer or State Public Information Officer, as the case may be shall communicated to the person making the request,--
(i) the reasons for such rejection;
(ii) the period within which an appeal against such rejection may be preferred; and
(iii) the particulars of the appellate authority.”

3. Dr. Sehj Pal states that the Appellate Authority of the college is the Principal. The appeal was to be filed within 30 days but the applicant was not informed, as such the applicant is advised to first file an appeal before the First
CC No- 1220-2008 -2-

Appellate Authority for which the period of 30 days is allowed from the date when the order of this Commission is received by him and to come for Second Appeal to the Commission, in case, he feels it necessary, thereafter.
With this, the case is hereby disposed of.

Sd-
(Mrs. Rupan Deol Bajaj)
State Information Commissioner
16.09.2008

Violence on campus becomes a norm, demonstrations at GNE

Ludhiana, May 17 Experts say that parents and teachers have failed to inculcate basic values in their children
Violence on college campus is not a new thing. But what is new is the frequency of such incidents, which has left policemen and residents baffled.

The incident on May 14 that led to final-year student Rajdeep Singh s death at the Guru Nank Dev Engineering College raises the pertinent question which needs to be answered sooner than later. Why are violent incidents on campus becoming a norm these days

While on May 3, a group of students lynched a boy almost to death in the examination when the exam was going on at the Panjab University, Chandigarh.

In another incident that occurred on May 13 at Pathankot, a BEd student stabbed a girl student in the class allegedly over her denial to marry him.

The experts point at various other factors than lack of proper security arrangements and counselling cells in the educational institutions.

"Such incidents on campus are becoming a norm these days because we as parents and educators are failing to nip the basic problem in the bud. The problem is not when it happens; it is when it is promoted. The parents have forgotten to inculcate the values in their children," feels Navkiran S Mahajan, associate professor in the department of psychology at the Dayanand Medical College and Hospital.

"They have simply stopped telling them what is good and what is bad.

Today, children think that they can do anything and get away with it as their parents are ready to bail them out."

A college student requesting anonymity reveals that those who attacked the boy did not actually aim at killing him as the same people took him to the hospital. He says, "The students generally indulge in strength show and end up having such brawls. Unfortunately, the boy bled to death."

He adds, "I have learnt that in the fit of rage, one of the attackers took out his kirpan and stabbed Rajdeep." He further says, "There are always two types of students in a college. One, who are scholarly and do not want to be involved in such things, others only want to impose on others their superiority, physically and politically.

And since they are a little afraid to take up such fights, they end up with blood-stained hands."

Mahajan points out it should be taken as a problem of the society at large rather than an incident occurring in a college. "There are various dimensions to it. The need to acquire fame by hook or crook is one of these. But all this can be curbed if better values are imbibed in children. I do not think they need counselling but good values and for which the responsibility lies with parents."

Demonstration at GNE

The students of Guru Nanak Dev Engineering College today held a demonstration while protesting against failure of the police in nabbing the culprits.

About 60 students of the electrical branch held a rally and threatened that they would intensify the protest if the police do not catch the accused, who have since been absconding. "While the outsiders killed our fellow student on the campus, the police are not making any efforts to nab the culprits. We want immediate action against them," fumed a student leader. Another student said that they would hold a bigger demonstration if the accused were not nabbed by then. They also questioned the role of the college management in the incident saying that the college failed to provide timely intervention which could have averted the tragedy. "Even the ambulance of the college could not be traced when the brawl took place," alleged a student. However, college spokesperson, Prof Kanwaljit Singh said the college ambulance was in working condition and the number of the driver is also displayed on the notice board. "The victim bled to death because the accused tried to hush up the matter by rushing him to different hospitals before they took him to DMCH," he cleared.

GNDE students protest against police inefficiency

Students of Guru Nanak Dev Engineering College staged a protest today inside the premises of the college against the failure of city police to arrest the absconding boys involved in the murder of Rajdeep Singh, a final year student of electrical engineering.

Protesting students said the police had detained just one boy in the case, who, after seeing the gravity of the injuries, rushed Rajdeep to hospital. "It is inefficiency on the part of the police as despite having detained an accomplice of the assailants, it has failed to nab the culprits," the students rued.

The students were adamant that they would boycott their practical exams but when approached by college authorities, they decided to delay the decision by an hour.

The college has suspended Laddi, a college student involved in the crime, and a committee has been constituted to inquire into the matter.

Rajdeep Singh and his classmate Sukhmanipal Singh were seriously injured on May 14 owing to a scuffle between two groups on the college premises.

Amaninder, a close friend of the deceased while talking to The Tribune said that Rajdeep and Sukhmanipal Singh were not even involved in the brawl but became the victims of outsiders who were accompanying Laddi, the college student. "It was rather unfortunate as both our friends were innocent and just happened to be on the spot where the incident took place. They were mistaken to be a part of the rival group," Amaninder added.

SHO, Sadar Police Station, Jangjeet Singh, said investigations were on and the police was conducting raids to nab the absconding boys.

Gurdarshan Singh, the victim s cousin, blamed the college authorities for having delayed getting medical aid for Rajdeep. The college ambulance was not put to use and he was taken to Gill village on a scooter from where he was rushed to Oswal Hospital and thereafter referred to DMCH.

Sh Rajinder Singh versus Guru Nanak Dev Engineering College (GNDEC) Ludhiana

STATE INFORMATION COMMISSION, PUNJAB
SCO No. 84-85, 2nd Floor (Court No-1), Sector 17-C, CHANDIGARH.

Sh. Rajinder Singh,
Instructor,
Guru Nanak Dev Engg. College,
Ludhiana. __________ Complainant

Vs.

Public Information Officer ,
O/o Principal,
Guru Nanak Dev Engg. College,
Ludhiana. __________ Respondent

CC No. 2201 of 2007

Present:
i) Sh. Rajinder Singh, complainant in person.
ii) Dr. J.N.Jha, PIO

ORDER

Heard.
The information required by the complainant has been given to him by the respondent. The complainant is not satisfied with the basis stated by the respondent on which he has been transferred from the post for which he was appointed. However, it has been explained to him that the issue whether the University has correctly transferred him or not is not within the jurisdiction of the Commission.
Disposed of.
(P.K.Verma)
State Information Commissioner
Dated: 28TH December, 2007

LCET beat Chitkara institute

The Ludhiana College of Engineering and Technology, Katani Kalan, defeated Chitkara Engineering Institute, Rajpura, 2-1, in the opening match of the Punjab Technical University Inter-College Football Tournament which began at Guru Nanak Dev Engineering College ground, Gill road, here today.

In other matches, Rayat and Bahra College, Ropar, outplayed RIMT, Mandi Gobindgarh, 2-0 while Shaheed Bagat Singh College, Ferozepur, blanked BGIET, Sangrur, 3-0.

LIT, Phagwara, thrashed Amar Shaheed Engineering Institute, Bela, 5-0 and Chitkara Engineering Institute, Rajpura, beat BIS Institute, Gagra, 2-0. GGS Institute, Karar, scored an easy 3-0 win over GTB College, Malout.

Dr Harkiran Kaur, principal of Guru Nanak Dev Engineering College, inaugurated the tournament in which teams from fifty colleges are taking part.

GNDEC to host IIIEC 2007

A mega event, India-International Industrial Expo and Conference (IIIEC-2007) is being organised at Guru Nanak Dev Engineering College campus from February 23 to 25. This is the first event of its kind to be held in GNDEC. The event will provide a platform for new applications, progress in research and to exchange ideas and knowledge.

Dr Harish Arora, CEO, Paramount Exhibitors, the main organisers of the event, has conveyed that 30 industrial associations like Apex Chamber of Commerce and Industry, Industries Association of Chandigarh, Environment Society of Pollution Control and Management, Chamber of Industrial and Commercial Undertakings, Ludhiana Electoplaters Association, Chamber of Chandigarh Industries, Auto Parts Manufacturers Association, Northern India Chamber of Commerce and Industries, and CICU are sponsoring the event.

Around 300 industrial houses such as MAZAK, Electronica, ABBA, Eastman, Henkel, L&T etc from all over India and abroad will participate by displaying their state of the art machinery and other products. According to Dr H.K. Grewal, Principal, GNDEC, the conference will be held along with the exhibition in which eminent experts have been invited from various reputed institutes and industries of the region. Machinery and machine tools, plastics, printing, environment, electronics, instrumentation, fire and safety, automobiles and auto components are the broad fields in which the deliberations and presentations would be held. Dr Grewal further said that this event would be beneficial for academic as well as industrial concerns in a big way.

Mrs Inderjit Kaur Chawla versus Guru Nanak Dev Engineering College (GNDEC) Ludhiana

STATE INFORMATION COMMISSION, PUNJAB
SCO No. 84-85, Sector 17-C, CHANDIGARH.

Mrs. Inderjit Kaur Chawla,
H. No. 132, GNE Staff Colony No.2,
GNE College, Gill Park, Ludhiana.
…………………..............Applicant

Vs.
The Director,
Nankana Sahib Education Trust,
GNE College Campus, Gill Park,
Ludhiana.
...….…………….......Respondent

MR No. 23 of 2006

ORDER

In this case notice was ordered to be issued to the Applicant only vide order dated 05.09.06. Pursuant thereto, Sh. Rajesh Chawla husband of
Mrs. Inderjit Kaur Chawla, Applicant is present.

A complaint dated 11.08.06 by Mrs. Inderjit Kaur Chawla was received in the Commission on 18.08.06. The Complainant states that she had made a request to the Director, Nankana Sahib Education Trust, Ludhiana on 27.07.06 for supply of certain information under the RTI Act, 2005. Her grievance is that the Respondent has refused to supply the relevant information vide letter dated 02.08.06.
On the basis of these allegations, the Applicant prays that action be taken against the Respondent for failure to supply the information.

The first question to be seen before notice can be issued to the Respondent is whether the Respondent Trust is a Public Authority as defined in Section 2(h) of the Right to Information Act, 2005. The Commission can initiate proceedings under Section 18 of the RTI Act, 2005 only if the complaint is against the Public Information Officer of a Public Authority. The Right to Information Act creates rights in favour of the citizens to procure information against the Public Authorities only as defined under the Act. Section 2(h) of the RTI Act, 2005 contains the definition of the term ‘Public Authority’.

Section 2(h) ibid reads as under:-
“S-2(h) ' ‘public authority’ means any authority or body or institution of self-government established or constituted,-

(a) by or under the Constitution;
(b) by any other law made by Parliament;
(c) by any other law made by State Legislature;
(d) by notification issued or order made by the appropriate Government, and includes any-
(i) body owned, controlled or substantially financed;
(ii) non-Government Organisation substantially financed, directly or indirectly by funds provided by the appropriate Government;”

The Applicant makes the following submissions in support of the contention that the Respondent Trust is a Public Authority as defined under Section 2(h) of the Act:-

(i) that the Nankana Sahib Education Trust is a Registered body under the Trust Act enacted by Parliament.
(ii) that in the Service & Conduct Rules for the employees of the Nankana Sahib Public School managed by Nankana Sahib Education Trust, it has been clearly mentioned that the School is managed by the Respondent Trust which is a Registered body under Government of India Act.
(iii) the Respondent Trust is a statutory body and thus is a Public Authority under Section 2(h) of the RTI Act, 2005.
We have given our thoughtful consideration to the submissions made by the Applicant and have also carefully gone through the definition of the term ‘Public Authority’ contained in the Act.
To be a Public Authority under the Act, mere registration under a Legislative Enactment is not enough. Registration under a Statute is not the same thing as being ‘established ‘or’ constituted’ by the Statute. For example, Societies registered under the Societies Registration Act or Companies registered under the Companies Act, 1956 are not Statutory Bodies. Entities created by a Statute only as distinguished from Bodies registered under a Statute are Statutory Bodies and hence Public Authorities. The distinction between Bodies established/constituted by a Statute and Bodies registered under a Statute is well entrenched and has been repeatedly noticed in a large number of pronouncements by the Hon’ble Supreme Court of India. We are, thus, unable to agree with the submissions made by the Applicant.

We, therefore, hold that the Respondent Trust is not a Public Authority as defined under Section 2(h) of the RTI Act, 2005.

The application is, thus, dismissed as not maintainable.

Copy of the order be sent to the Applicant.

(Rajan Kashyap)
Chief Information Commissioner
Chandigarh
Dated: 30.10.2006

(Surinder Singh)
Information Commissioner

SGPC chief reinstates Grewal

The status quo was restored in the Nankana Sahib Education Trust, which runs Guru Nanak Dev Engineering College, Guru Nanak Dev Polytechnic and scores of English medium schools, when Mr Maheshinder Singh Grewal was reinstated as the additional secretary of the trust by Mr Avtar Singh Makkar, president, SGPC.

Mr Grewal, former minister in the SAD-BJP government and a staunch Tohra loyalist, was removed from the post following some altercation with Mr Makkar during the budget meeting of the trust in March.

Before accepting the reinstatement, Mr Grewal is reported to have sought disciplinary action against some of the teachers who had allegedly misbehaved with him and also the reconstitution of the Trust.

Mr Makkar and Senior Akali leaders, including Mr Tota Singh, former Education Minister, Mr Jagdish Singh Garcha, and Mr Sharanjit Singh Dhillon, MP, have promised to meet all his demands.

The removal of Mr Grewal had brought lot of resentment among the Tohra loyalists who had also lodged protest with Mr Parkash Singh Badal, president of the SAD. A feeling had been growing among the Tohra loyalists of being eased out from the party on one pretext or the other.

Mr Manjit Singh Calcutta, senior Akali leader and a Tohra loyalist, has already been eased out from the party. He has been appointed the chairman of the International Sikh Mission by the Delhi Sikh Gurdwara Management Committee led by Sarna brothers. Mr Badal is learnt to have directed the SGPC president to reinstate Mr Grewal and maintain unity in the party at all levels.

Technical symposium concludes

A technical symposium “e-vision 2006” concluded today at Guru Nanak Dev Engineering College with enthusiasm and innovations of bright technical minds. Mr Rajinder Singh, vice-president of Hutchison Essar and an alumnus of the institute, was the chief guest on the occasion.

He interacted with students and shared his experience on fast evolving technological advancements. He told the students that with India developing on hardware infrastructure and software applications, there would be no dearth of opportunities for young engineers, who needed to keep their options open rather than being blinded by money multiplying job race. He emphasised on discipline, commitment and urge for excellence as key to success in professional life.

Mr Rajbarinder Singh, senior engineer with Orange, UK, was the guest of the honour. He appreciated the efforts of the students to organise such symposiums.

Prof Kanwaljit Singh, Head of the Department of Electronics and Communication Engineering, said “The event covered plethora of upcoming technologies in electronics and communication.”

GNE lifts PTU overall championship

Guru Nanak Dev Engineering College (GNE), Ludhiana, has won the overall 9th Punjab Technical University Sports Championship-2006.

On the concluding day of the athletics meet held at Baba Banda Singh Bahadhur Engineering College, Fatehgarh Sahib, GNE won both men and women’s overall championships by securing 53 points on the basis of sports competitions held by the PTU during 2005-2006.

In women’s category, RIET, Phagwara, won the atheltics championship, while Gaini Zail Singh Engineering College (GZSEC), Bathinda, won the atheltics trophy in men’s category.

Brig Labh Singh was the chief guest, while M.S. Grewal, Registrar PTU was the guest of honour at the prize distribution function.

Former Director of Sports, Panjab University, Chandigarh, Dr Ajmer Singh, Brig G.J. Singh and college Principal Dr D.S. Hira were also present.

Dr Hira said Rupinder Kaur of RIET, Phagwara, was declared best athlete in women’s category for the second year in a row and Harpreet Singh of GZSEC, Bathinda, was declared best athlete in men’s category.

Black Divali for Nankana Sahib School teachers

The teachers of Nankana Sahib Public School in a press note here said that they had to celebrate a black Divali as they were not paid their salaries before Divali. Guru Nanak Dev Engineering College and Nankana Sahib Public School are run by Nankana Sahib Education Trust controlled by the SGPC and while the teachers of engineering college got their pay cheques , the school teachers were not given their due.

The reason given by the teachers is that they had earlier complained against high handedness of Mr Maheshinder Singh Grewal, Additional Secretary Nanakana Sahib Education Trust.

The press note stated that Mr Grewal had summoned a computer teacher home and when the teacher delined , he had ordered the contractor recruiting teachers to give fresh advertisement and appoint new teachers. The teachers complaint against his behaviour to Bibi Jagir Kaur, president, SGPC,which annoyed Mr Grewal.

Mr Maheshinder Singh, did not like this behaviour of teachers and decided not to give them their salaries. The teachers are protesting against it. When contacted Mr Maheshinder Singh in a telephonic conversation with this correspondent said ,’I have no reason to hold the salaries of staff. On October 26, the teachers had brought salary register to me. I asked them to bring ‘attendance register’ to me as I had heard that some teachers were not present but were marking themselves present in the attendance register. After that no register was brought to me and so I thought that either the teachers had gone to the trustees or Bibi Jagir Kaur and has sorted out the matter. I would certainly like to add that certain teachers for reasons known to them are indulging in politics and spoiling the academic atmosphere of the school.”

Guru Nanak Dev Engg college Principal,Dean reinstated

The Shiromani Gurdwara Parbandhak Committee (SGPC) has ordered the reinstatement of Dr R.P. Singh and Dr J.N Jha, Principal and Dean Academic respectively of Guru Nanak Dev Engineering College, with immediate effect by an order passed by SGPC President Bibi Jagir Kaur. The order was passed after the SGPC held an inquiry into the conduct of the two faculty members following allegations of highhandedness by students.

Though the one-line order does not say much, it is learnt that SGPC authorities found allegations against the two to be frivolous.

Dr R.P. Singh and Dr Jha resumed office today. The two had been suspended after an agitation by the students that started in the last week of September and lasted for two weeks.

When contacted, the Principal confirmed that he had been reinstated, but refused to make any comment on the ongoing situation on the campus.

He however, added that the matter had been resolved after due consideration by the SGPC and he only hoped that the atmosphere of the college would improve in the coming days.

However, some students reacted adversely to the SGPC order reinstating the two and said that the future course of action would be determined by the students when the college reopens on Monday. During the initial strike the students had remained away from their classes, but after the Principal and dean Academics were suspended, the teachers boycotted teaching and the senior students had started taking the classes.

During the course of agitation by the students and the teachers the teaching work at Guru Nanak Dev Polytechnic was also affected.

The GNE College is a prestigious engineering college of the region that has been functioning since 1959 after the villagers of Gill Village donated 80 acres of land for the purpose.

The foundation stone of this engineering college was laid by late President Dr Rajindra Prasad on the same day on which he laid the foundation stone of the Thapar Engineering College at Patiala. Students of this institution are spread across the globe had expressed unhappiness over the September agitation.

Normalcy returns to GNDEC

Parents of students of Guru Nanak Dev Engineering College are happy over the resumption of academic work in the college and have heaved a sigh of relief to know that their wards would not have to miss a semester because of the recent striks in the college. The strike had started in the college on September 14 and the students had only returned to classrooms after September 27 and hence had missed a number of lectures. According to the orders passed by Bibi Jagir Kaur, the senior most teacher of the faculty would be the officiating Principal of the college till further orders. Ms Harkirat Kaur Grewal was made the officiating Principal as the senior most professor, Mr S.P Singh, is on leave till October 8. He would take charge after coming back.

Talking to Ludhiana Tribune, Ms Harkirat Grewal said she was happy as Head of Department of Computer Centre and IT in the college and would await her turn to become the Principal when the right time comes. She had obtained a degree in Electrical Engineering in 1965 from the same institution.

Bibi Jagir Kaur, President, Shiromani Gurdwara Prabandhak Committee (SGPC), has placed Guru Nanak Dev Engineering College (GNDEC) Principal, Dr R.P. Singh Sukerchakia and Dean (Academics) Dr J.N. Jha under suspension by issuing an order dated October 5.

Both of them will remain under suspension till the issuance of further orders in this regard, SGPC member and Nankana Sahib Education Trust Junior Vice-President Gurmail Singh Sangowal has been ordered to implement these orders and appoint the next seniormost professor as the Principal.

Confirming the suspension, Sangowal said Ms Harkirat Kaur Grewal had been appointed as the new Principal of the college. He added that since the next professor, after the suspended Principal, in the seniority list, head of Mechanical Department Dr S.P Singh, was on leave, Harkirat had been appointed as the new Principal. So some confusion prevailed. He said but when Mr S.P Singh joins, he would be the officiating Principal till further orders are issued.

Teachers on strike, senior students take classes

With teachers of Guru Nanak Dev Engineering College (GNDEC) on strike for the past nine days, the students who till now were agitating have decided to help others out and senior students today assumed the role of teachers and taught junior students.

The college started functioning yesterday despite an order of the principal on its closure and suspending teaching work. But not caring much for the directive as Principal Dr R. P. Singh himself has been under suspension, it has dawned upon the students that they should not waste time, so seniors have come to the aid of the junior students.

Guru Nanak Dev Polytechnic College, run by the same management (i.e. SGPC) that has closed GNDEC following the strike could not resume normal functioning despite the students calling off the strike as the teachers of the polytechnic are supporting the agitating GNDEC teachers and most of them remained on dharna that has entered second week

The GNDEC Teachers Association is nevertheless beginning to show a sign of fatigue and dissidence has begun to show after its General Secretary Deepinder Singh and two other teachers took classes yesterday. They were restrained from teaching today, but the association leaders were working to a way out to strengthen the teacher’s agitation. The teachers are agitating over the suspension of Dr J.N Jha, Dean Academics, who was placed under suspension allegedly for slapping a student.

The SGPC that manages this prestigious college has so far failed to appoint any acting principal after the suspension of Principal Dr R.P Singh.

Meanwhile, there is resentment among the students and their parents over the manner in which the newly formed SGPC President Bibi Jagir Kaur is handling the situation at the GNDEC. Many parents feel that law and order and discipline was restored in the college with great difficulty and it of confrontational mood in the college was not corrected immediately, it could cause indiscipline for a long time to come.

Though, technically the orders for vacation of the hostels still stand, but looking at the ground situation the Dean Hostel, Professor N.S. Grewal said that he had taken a decision to allow the students o return to the hostels. Mess in various hostels have started functioning and every day sees return of more students to the campus.

The manner in which the SGPC is handling the college affair, it seems that the strike of the teachers is bound to continue for a long time. It is only once the teachers return to the class rooms that the normal functioning of the college would be restored. At present the students have only returned to mark a symbolic functioning of the college.

Today, the students criticised the use of the college official website to put up statements of former alumni in favour of the management and against the students.

Some students who did into wish to be named said that if the alumni had anything to say, they could put up their opinion on the alumni website.

They criticised the college management for allowing outsiders the use of the college website.

2 GNDEC students land in hospital

The strike in Guru Nanak Dev Engineering College here took a serious turn today with two of the fasting students landing in hospital. One of the students had fainted. The two students, Akaljot Singh and Vikram Singh, were admitted in Civil Hospital. At the time of reporting, the doctors had examined Akaljot, but he had not been brought back to consciousness.

Meanwhile, with the elections of the SGPC being finally over, students of Guru Nanak Dev Engineering College are awaiting the decision of the SGPC President, head of the college managing committee.

Mr Maheshinder Singh, general secretary, SGPC, told Ludhiana Tribune that Bibi Jagir Kaur, newly elected SGPC President, would take a decision regarding the strike as soon as possible.

In a bid to defuse the tension, the college management has summoned a meeting of parents of students for the second time. The parents have been called on Sunday to discuss solutions.

Talking to Ludhiana Tribune, Mr R.P. Singh, Principal of the GNDEC said, “Truth will finally prevail. The facts are coming before the public and soon the entire story would be out. It is the politicisation of the strike that pains me. Companies are visiting the campus for placements, and the strike has to end for the good of the students.”

The principal is facing charges of misappropriation of college funds.

Yesterday, students had met SAD President Parkash Singh Badal when a bus load of students had gone to Amritsar. He said the final decision regarding the matter would taken once the SGPC elections were over.

Students said they would give some more time to the management to dismiss the principal, or the agitation would be intensified.

Today the students of Arya College also went on strike in support of Gurinderpal Singh Vicky, a student leader who has been asked by Punjab Technical University why he should not be rusticated from the university.

Teachers have been sitting on dharna as they want their colleague, Dr Jha, back reinstated as the inquiry committee had suspended him arbitrarily, they alleged.

Polytechnic teachers support GNEC faculty strike

The teachers of Guru Nanak Dev Engineering College (GNEC), who are protesting against the suspension of a faculty member following a controversy about his mishandling a student, today got a shot in the arm when the teachers of Guru Nanak Dev Polytechnic College also joined their stir.

On the other hand the students of the college also continued their protest demanding the dismissal of the college Principal. But the deadlock continued till this evening.

The activists of the Guru Nanak Engineering College Teachers Association continued their protest against the suspension of Prof J.N. Jha by wearing black badges and threatened to intensify their protest if he was not reinstated.

Prof Jha was suspended from the college after students had gone on strike following allegations that he had manhandled a student. The teachers had served an ultimatum on the college authorities yesterday that Prof Jha should be reinstated within 24 hours.

The staff of Guru Nanak Dev Polytechnic College passed a resolution expressing their solidarity to the cause and also joined the teachers sitting on a dharna wearing black badges. Mr N.D. Sharma, president of the teachers association. Meanwhile, the college remained closed for the fourth consecutive day and three students Vikram Singh, Akaljot Singh and Amanpreet Singh Kang continued with their hunger strike unto death for the second day on the college compound. The students had been demanding the dismissal of the Principal of the college, Dr R.P. Singh.

Hostelers spend night in gurdwaras

Students of Guru Nanak Dev Engineering College have resented the orders of its Principal, Dr R.P. Singh, asking all hostelers to vacate hostel accommodation. As the college has been closed, the hostelers hailing from far-off places were flummoxed yesterday when they read a notice of the Principal in this connection. They had to seek shelter in nearby gurdwaras. Girl hostelers managed to find shelter in the houses of their friends.

Today the college wore a desolate look. On the fourth day of the strike yesterday, the students wrote a letter in blood seeking dismissal of the Dean, Academics, Dr J.N. Jha, and the Principal and sent it to Mr Alwinder Pal Singh Pakhoke, acting president, SGPC . The students have requested him to form a committee to look into the matter.

Surinder Pal and Vikram Singh president and secretary, respectively, of the Punjab Students Technical College Committee, with senior students Gurpreet Singh Mann , Amrinder Grewal, Gurcharan Singh Grewal, president, Sikh Students Federation (Mehta), supported the agitating students of GNEC.

The students claimed that the students of ITI situated on Gill Road had also joined the strike. From Monday, the students of Baba Banda Bhadur Engineering College would also be joining the agitation, they said.

GNEC professor suspended, probe ordered

Taking a serious view of the strike by Guru Nanak Dev Engineering College students, the SGPC Acting President has suspended Prof J.N. Jha and ordered an inquiry into the entire episode. A three-member committee constituted by him will examine the whole episode besides the inaction on the part of the Principal for letting the situation go out of hand.

In his order, Mr Alwinderpal Singh Pakhoke said that the Prof Jha had been suspended for slapping Akaljot Singh, a third year student, without any valid reason. The order says that he was pushed into the computer room by the teacher and slapped following which his turban came off. The order also mentions that the suspended teacher violated Sikh norms by smoking and chewing gutkha on the college campus.

The role of Principal R.P. Singh for not handling the situation properly will also be examined by a three-member committee comprising SGPC members Gurmel Singh Sangowal, Harsurinder Singh Gill and Sukhvinder Singh Jhabal.

A clash between some students and a teacher started a row four days ago leading to paralysis of teaching work. Three days of negotiations failed to end the strike forcing the students to approach Akal Takht Jathedar Joginder Singh Vedanti, who was on a visit to Alamgir Sahib Gurdwara yesterday.

The college management yesterday ordered the closure of the institute for an indefinite period and all hostels were got vacated.

Differences between some students and teachers had been simmering for some time at the institution which is run by the Nankana Sahib Educational Trust of which the SGPC chief is the Chairperson. On Monday, last the college had scheduled house tests from which some students were barred from appearing due to their previous result. A group of students protested and in the process a teacher, Professor J.N Jha tried to slap a student whose turban came off. Ever since the students have protesting against the behaviour of the teacher, some even giving it a religious colour, striking classes and burning the effigy of the college principal and a teacher.

Several rounds of negotiations were held between the committee formed by the college principal Dr R.P Singh and the students, mainly from the fifth semester to iron out differences, but no amicable solution was reached.

According to the students, their main complaint is against the high-handedness of the college authorities. They have accused the principal of indulging in derogatory remarks, abusing the students and imposing heavy fine ranging from Rs 10,000 to Rs 25,000 for minor cases of indiscipline. They also say that the principal summons the parents of the students and insults them. The students have also objection to the smoking of Dr Jha on the campus.

Principal, Dr R.P. Singh, while denying the charges maintained that the situation on campus has been caused by some student of fifth semester from GNE and other colleges under the Punjab Technical University (PTU) have been on strike since mid-August due to their failure in university exams. This has prevented them from studying in the fifth semester as per university rules. With the prolonging of the strike, it began to fizzle out thereby frustrating the leaders who resorted to bullying tactics.

GNEC students meet Vedanti

Agitating students of Guru Nanak Dev Engineering College (GNEC) met Jathedar Joginder Singh Vedanti at Alamgir Gurdwara since it is run by the SGPC management. They claim that Mr Vedanti gave them assurance that if an inquiry indicted Dr J.N. Jha, his services would be terminated.

The strike by students entered its third day today. They burnt an effigy of Dr Jha again today and took rounds of the college raising slogans against Dr Jha and the Principal of the college, Dr R.P. Singh. The students were adamant that Dr Jha should resign for slapping Akaljot , a third year student, and hurting the sentiments of the Sikhs as his turban fell off during the slapping incident. Moreover, they also demanded the Principal should also resign.

Teachers tried to persuade the students to end the strike but the students said they would have nothing short of the resignations of Dr Jha and the Principal. At the time of the filing of this report, the talks between the students and teachers were under way.

The Principal said Dr Jha was a very able member of the faculty and there was no question of his being removed from his post. Actually a few 5th semester students of the college, as well as other technical colleges under PTU, were on strike after they failed in PTU examinations and were not allowed to study in the 5th semester as per PTU rules. The problem arose then and now to give communal colour to the situation the students were protesting over non-existent reasons.

GNEC students block traffic

Students of Guru Nanak Dev Engineering College boycotted classes and blocked the Ludhiana-Malerkotla road for two hours today morning and again in the evening to protest against the alleged manhandling of a student by a college teacher.

The police had succeeded in lifting the road blockade in the morning and mediated between the students and college authorities.

However, the talks failed and the students again blocked the road. The dharna was on till the filing of this report.

The authorities have denied the charge and alleged that few students of the third year, who had failed in the examination, were holding the college to ransom for the past one month in order to force Punjab Technical University for a re-examination.

Mr R.P. Singh, Principal of the college, said the college teachers were just preventing these students from bullying other students, especially girls, to boycott classes.

“As the plan of the students failed, they resorted to levelling false charges against a teacher” he said.

He claimed that girl students had complained to him that some boys were forcing and teasing them if they attended classes. He also claimed that majority of the students were willing to attend classes but were gripped by the fear-psychosis of these few students.

The incident took place at about 9.30 a.m. when a teacher, Mr J.S. Jha, confronted a student, Akaljot Singh, who was stopping some girls from attending classes.

The students and the college authorities have different version about the sequence of events. A spokesman of the students, Amrinder Singh Sekhon, claimed that the teacher had slapped the boy while the authorities claimed that the teacher did not use any physical force to do so.

The students claimed that the college authorities were willing for apologising in private to the student concerned but this was not acceptable to them, as the students want nothing less than suspension of the teacher and an apology before all students. The authorities, however, claimed that there was no scope of any apology by the teacher, as he did not manhandle the student. The Principal claimed that he had complained about the student s behaviour to his father, who is a Superintendent Engineer with the Punjab State Electricity Board.

Mr R.P. Singh said they had not interfered with the month-long strike of the students of the third year against the PTU. However, students in other colleges had started conducting the classes recently. He was informed by his teachers that though majority of the students were willing to attend classes, few students were preventing them from reaching the college by stopping them outside the premises.

The college authorities have already informed the parents of the striking students by post.

Abhipsha, Rohit win gold in swimming

Abhipsha Thakur of GNIMT in the girls’ section and Rohit Dhir of SBSCL, Ferozepur in the boys’ section hogged limelight in the First Punjab Technical University Inter-College Swimming Championship at Guru Nanak Dev Engineering College here today. Abhipsha secured three gold while Rohit bagged two gold medals on the opening day.

Abhipsha emerged winner in the 100 m free style, 50 m back stroke and 50 m breast stroke. Rohit came out triumphant in 800 m free style and 200 m individual medley.

Results: Girls- 100 m free style- Abhipsha Thakur of GNIMT, Ludhiana 1, Rachna Dhingra of GNIMT, Ludhiana 2; 50 m back stroke- Abhipsha Thakur of GNIMT, Ludhiana 1, Ramandeep Kaur of SCP, Nangal 2 and Rachna Dhingra of GNIMT, Ludhiana 3; 50 m breast stroke- Abhipsha Thakur of GNIMT, Ludhiana 1, Rachna Dhingra of GNIMT, Ludhiana 2, Sukhjinder Kaur of GNEC, Ludhiana 3.

Boys- 200 m back stroke- Karanpreet Singh of GNEC, Ludhiana 1, Mastan Singh IET, Bhaddi 2, Puneet Dhir of CTIMT, Jalandhar 3; 800 m free style- Rohit Dhir of SBSCET, Ferozepur 1, Jaspreet Singh of GNEC, Ludhiana 2; Jaswinder Singh of GZS, Bathinda 3; 200 m individual medley- Rohit Dhir of SBSCET, Ferozepur 1; Devinder Pal Singh of IET, Bhaddal (Ropar) 2, Karanpreet Singh of GNEC, Ludhiana 3; 100 m butterfly stroke- Devinder Pal Singh of IET, Bhadaal (Ropar) 1, Tejkaran Singh of GNEC, Ludhiana 2; 200 m breast stroke- Puneet Dhir of CTIMT, Jalandhar 1, Mastan Singh of IET, Bhaddal 2 and Sandeep Singh of IET, Bhaddal 3; 4x100 m medley relay- IET, Bhaddal 1, GNEC, Ludhiana 2, BCET, Gurdaspur 3.

SGPC run colleges: 2,000 Sikh candidates to appear for admission

Around 2,000 candidates across the country belong to the Sikh community for admission against the 50 per cent reserved seats in the Shiromani Gurdwara Parbandhak Committee-run Baba Banda Singh Bahadur Engineering (BBSBE) College, Fatehgarh Sahib, Guru Nanak Dev Engineering College, Ludhiana, and Guru Nanak Dev Polytechnic, Ludhiana. The candidates would appear in the test on June 16. Stating this to mediapersons, the Principal of BBSBE College, Dr D.S. Hira, who is also the coordinator of the test this time, said under the minority category, the Sikh students, who appeared in the CET-2004, conducted by Punjab Technical University, Jalandhar, or the JET-2004, conducted by the Punjab State Board of Technical Education, Chandigarh, may get admission in the above-mentioned colleges run by the SGPC.

He said it was the first time that the test would be conducted at three centres, Sri Guru Ram Das Institute of Dental Science and Research, Amritsar, Guru Nanak College, Muktsar, and BBSBE College, Fatehgarh Sahib. Earlier, the test was conducted in Amritsar only.

He said a candidate would be eligible for admission if he or she secured minimum 36 per cent marks in the religious test.

Dr Hira said results would be announced on the college website, bbsbec.org, on June 17. He said Prof R.S. Uppal would be the superintendent at the Amritsar centre and Prof Gurpal Singh at the Muktsar centre.

2 GNE teachers win laurels

Two academicians of Guru Nanak Dev Engineering College have brought laurels for their institution as their technical paper on computer science was selected at the International Conference on Emerging Technology (ICET-2003).

Prof Bakhshinder Singh and Prof Harloveleen Kaur of the Department of Computer Science and Engineering have been invited to present the paper which is in the area of pervasive computing. They have designed the system architecture for pervasive computing environment.

The conference is being organised by the Kalinga Institute of Industrial Technology, Bhubaneswar, on December 19 to 21. The international advising chairpersons are from the USA, Canada, Australia, Singapore, France, Japan and New Zealand.

GNE boys, GNIMT girls excel

Sixth annual athletics meet of Punjab Technical University (PTU) concluded here at Nawab Sher Mohammad Khan Stadium of Baba Banda Singh Bahadur Engineering College, Fatehgarh Sahib, yesterday. Guru Nanak Dev Engineering College Ludhiana got maximum points in the men category and GNIMT, Ludhiana, topped among the women category.

Dr Dilbagh Singh Hira, Principal of the college, read out the annual report listing the achievements of the students. The member secretary of the trust, Mr Kirpal Singh Libra, gave away the prizes.

GNE college golden jubilee

The managing committee of the Nankana Sahib Education Trust, at a meeting held yesterday, decided that Guru Nanak Dev Engineering College would celebrate its golden jubilee next year. The meeting was held under the chairmanship of the trust president, Prof K.S. Badungar.

Talking to this correspondent, Mr G.S. Randhawa, secretary of the trust, said President A.P.J. Kalam was likely to be invited as a special guest.

At the meeting, it was decided to spend Rs 7 lakh on raising the boundary wall of the college. It was also decided to procure 120 more computers to improve the technical standards of the school.

A number of projects would be completed before the celebrations. A directory with complete information of old students would be released, Mr Randhawa said.

Family in turmoil needs Samaritans

For the mother of Pushpinder Singh life may not present a harsher picture it is now. She is helpless at the suffering of her son, a third-year student of Guru Nanak Dev Engineering College, who has been suffering from acute brain haemmorrhage.

A resident of Chauhan village, 21-year-old strongly built Pushpinder Singh is undergoing treatment at Apollo Hospital in New Delhi. According to his friends, his condition is very serious. The treatment will cost at least Rs 6 to 7 lakh and the family is unable to bear the expenses.

One of his friends Navdeep, while talking to Ludhiana Tribune, said Pushpinder’s mother was passing through this for the third time. “His mother is in shock. She lost her husband and brother recently. She will not be able to bear any kind of shock this time”, said Navdeep.

Another friend added that he had been brilliant in studies. “He is not only intelligent, but obedient. He used to be tense all these months due to the sudden deaths of his father and maternal uncle. He did not share his feelings with anyone and perhaps that could also be one of the reasons of brain haemmorrhage”, said the friend.

Navdeep said yesterday Pushpinder complained of severe headache and he was taken to a nursing home at Gill Road. From there, he was taken to Dayanand Medical College and Hospital. Doctors advised the family members to get an MRI test conducted. The test was conducted at a private diagnostic centre and doctors suggested to take him to Apollo as his condition was serious.

Pushpinder’s younger brother is studying in class X. The family is unable to bear the cost of treatment. “The only hope is that some voluntary organisations, educational institutes or good Samaritans come to their aid”, said one of his class fellows.

The staff, management and students of Guru Nanak Dev Engineering College, with the help of Samaritans, have collected and sent about Rs 2 lakh to Pushpinder’s mother in the hospital. His treatment has been started, but he needs to be operated upon immediately, according to the doctors.

Pushpinder’s friends and the college authorities have appealed to the general public to donate generously for this noble cause.

Drafts or cheques for the treatment of Pushpinder can be sent in favour of The Principal, Guru Nanak Dev Engineering College, Ludhiana.

Inter college festival at GNEC

Students from nearly 12 engineering colleges of North India participated in Fiesta-de-Athene-2001, an inter-college youth festival, organised at Guru Nanak Dev Engineering College here today.

Various competitions were categorised into formal events, informal events and cultural events. Informal events, contests for group discussion, case study, debate, quiz, website designing and paper presentation were held. Informal events included contests for pencil sketching, rangoli, cartooning, collage making, mono-acting, mehndi, face painting, story writing, flower arrangement and dumb charades. Cultural events comprised competitions for skit, play, group dance, groups song, Hindi solo, Punjabi solo, instrumental solo, choreography, and Mr and Miss Punjabi.

Nearly five colleges participated in group dance contest. A group of four boys from Chhota Ram College of Engineering, Murthal, gave a scintillating dance performance on the Pujabi number, ‘Ishk tera tadpave’. Boys and girls from the host college performed bhangra on the number, ‘Teri chardi jawani ne’.

In group song contest, while students from Regional Engineering College, Kurukshetra, sang a patriotic song, ‘Zindagi maut na ban jaye’ and the students of the host song presented song, ‘Pyar hamien kis mor pe’ from the movie, Satte pe satta.

The five topics for debate included ‘Gujarat relief measures — a success or failure’, ‘Ban on FTV — Is it justified’, ‘BJP government — a success or failure’, ‘Should Valentine’s Day be celebrated in India’ and ‘Budget 2K1 — a boon or bane for India’. The topics for group discussion included ‘Beauty contests are derogatory’, ‘Has Vajpayee image suffered after defence scandal’ and ‘Should the ban be imposed on holding of animal sports in Kila Raipur’.

Gurmail Singh Gill versus Guru Nanak Dev Engineering College (GNDEC) Ludhiana

STATE INFORMATION COMMISSION, PUNJAB.
SCO No. 84-85, Sector 17-C, CHANDIGARH.

Sh. Gurmail Singh Gill,
H.No.9, Rajguru Nagar
Extn., P.O. Threekay,
Ludhiana.
….Complainant

Public Information Officer,
O/o Principal G.N.D. Engg.
College Gill Road, Ludhiana.
…..Respondent

CC No. 1400 of 2008

Present:
Sh. Gurmail Singh, Complainant in person.
None on behalf of the Respondent.

Sh. Gurmail Singh submits that an identical case has already been decided in the Hon’ble Court of Mrs. Rupon Deol Bajaj, State Information Commissioner on 16.9.2008, therefore, the case is hereby closed and dismissed.

Sd/-
(Mrs. Ravi Singh)
State Information Commissioner.

Chandigarh
08.10.2008



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