Punjab to impart technical education in Punjabi, also to start Study Overseas and Placement Cell from Feb 15

Chandigarh: Fulfilling Punjab Government’s promise to provide technical education in the state’s mother tongue, the state Technical Education Department has translated the books of 16 different trades into Punjabi and work is underway to translate books of other 25 different trades into Punjabi.

At the same time, the Punjab Government has sent a question bank of more than 25,000 questions in Punjabi language to the Central Government’s Directorate General of Training (DGT) to send question papers in Punjabi to the students of the state.

“Earlier, the question papers were sent to the Technical Education students by the Union Government only in English and Hindi, which made it very difficult for the state’s youth to understand and solve them,” said the state Technical Education and Industrial Training Minister Charanjit Singh Channi on Tuesday.

He said that the State Government has announced the development of Punjabi language, on International Mother Language Day.

“Although it is just a beginning, the complete syllabus in reference books of most of the colleges would be prepared and made available to the students in Punjabi,” he said.

The Minister also announced the setting up of two state Campus Universities at Gurdaspur and Ferozepur.

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“A MoU has been signed with IIT Ropar to improve the quality of education in Shaheed Bhagat Singh College of Engineering and Technology, Ferozepur; and Beant College of Engineering and Technology, Gurdaspur. IIT Ropar has been made its mentor and a bill to make these two colleges campus universities would be introduced in the assembly in the next budget session,” he said.

Channi said that the state-of-art Dr BR Ambedkar Institute of Management, which will be at the national level, is being opened at Dr IKG-PTU at Kapurthala.

“A Skill University is being set up at Chamkaur Sahib under the first phase of which IKG-PTU has sanctioned Rs 120 crore for setting up of Skill College. The tender for this work has been issued by the PWD and the construction of this college would be completed this year by working on a war footing,” he said.


Punjab government will start a foreign study and placement cell from February 15 which would be inaugurated by Chief Minister Capt Amarinder Singh. This cell has been formed under ‘Punjab Ghar Ghar Rozgar and Karobaar Mission’ for the benefit of aspirants who wish to study abroad.

“This cell would be started from Mohali as a pilot project. At this cell, the youth will be facilitated with counseling and consultation for study and work visa. All the formalities have been completed regarding this cell and Union Government has also given its nod for the formation of this cell,” said the state Employment Generation Minister Charanjit Singh Channi.

He said that in the next phase, the talks are on with foreign universities and colleges for required assistance to get study visa.

This cell would be proving beneficial for Punjabi youth to get study and work visa according to their interests and qualification, he said.

Channi said that Punjab Government will provide jobs and self employment opportunities to as many as 10 lakh people under ‘Ghar Ghar Rozgar and Karobaar Mission.

“In this drive, one lakh government jobs, four lakh private sector jobs and five lakh self-employment opportunities will be provided to youth. Under mission Ghar Ghar Rozgar, more than 15 lakh youth have been facilitated with jobs and self-employment during the present government regime till date,” he said.

In view of expectations of Japanese investment in Punjab, he said that the Department has started

Japanese language training courses under which 37 master trainers have been appointed who would provide 200-hour training to youth from 18 to 45 years.


The Department has also launched a special ‘Mission Red Sky’ following the Chief Minister’s directions to save Punjabi youth from drug abuse by skilling them and placements. Under this, 500 youth from each district and a total of 11,000 youth will be given skill development training to provide employment.

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