Expenditure of Municipal Corporation/Committees in the Jalandhar District during 1974-75, 1979-80, 1984-85 and 1989-90 to 1993-94

 

Total

Jalandhar Corporation

Kartarpur

Nakodar

Nurmahal

Phillaur

Banga

Nawashahr

Rahon

Alawalpur

Adampur

Goraya

Shahkot

Bhogpur

 

Name of the Municipal Corporation/Committees

21,508

16,934

354

1,029

506

412

548

1,368

161

51

145

--

--

--

1974-75

68,559

59,049

578

1,032

532

702

1,293

2,703

168

145

443

1,282

362

--

1979-80

1,28,052

1,06,675

1,451

3,244

1,189

1,812

2,671

5,243

501

544

826

2,602

1,294

--

1984-85

2,17,686

1,76,967

2,813

5,531

2,977

3,605

5,905

7,744

1,077

359

2,257

4,116

3,735

--

1989-90

2,12,946

1,66,581

3,253

5,545

3,408

5,074

5,836

9,528

1,052

1,253

2,682

5,480

3,254

--

1990-91

2,40,445

1,89,273

4,173

7,643

3,855

5,044

5,334

11,009

1,556

1,065

3,593

5,107

2,793

--

1991-92

3,02,443

2,46,954

5,625

7,094

3,586

6,909

7,298

10,442

2,172

901

2,668

5,159

3,635

--

1992-93

3,58,849

2,93,621

4,640

9,597

4,874

7,354

7,661

10,329

1,440

1,091

3,859

4,389

3,764

230

 

1993-94

(Source : Statistical Abstracts of Punjab 1975, 1980 and 1990 to 1994)

 

Income and Expenditure of Zila Parishad, Jalandhar

 

The main financial sources of Zila Parishad are : government grants, share of local rate and funds allotted to it for implementing departmental schemes. The income and expenditure of the Zila Parishad, Jalandhar during 1984-85 to 1993094 are given below:

Year

Income    (Rs)

Expenditure      (Rs)

 

1984-85

1985-86

1986-87

1987-88

1988-89

1989-90

1990-91

1991-92

1992-93

1993-94

 

54,43,500

80,36,645

58,69,647

88,25,501

60,05,580

92,42,794

3,36,17,773

21,89,979

38,06,147

41,45,463

 

53,33,094

66,47,587

67,43,442

96,17,156

56,54,918

88,81,137

2,88,34,246

43,98,280

37,70,458

44,65,393

( Source : Secretary, Zila Parishad, Jalandhar )

 

Panchayat and their Income :

 

There were 1,113 panchayat in Jalandhar District during 1993. The last election to these panchayats was held in 1993 and 297 panchayats were elected unanimously. The total number of panchayat members elected was 9,264 out of which 2,381 were Harijans and 2,856 were lady members. The income of panchayat from various sources in the District during the year 1974-75, 1979-80, 1984-85 and 1989-90 to 1993-94 are given below :

 

Year

House Tax  (Rs)

Grants-in-aid (Rs)

Voluntary Contributions (Rs)

Total         (Rs)

1974-75

1979-80

1984-85

1985-86

1986-87

1987-88

1988-89

1989-90

1990-91

1991-92

1992-93

1993-94

12,16,389

6,09,716

5,25,064

5,29,355

6,20,019

5,37,088

5,33,956

2,41,975

5,31,840

5,55,810

4,83,732

5,56,995

4,10,882

41,52,970

1,22,82,997

1,19,65,381

1,46,91,919

1,80,36,888

1,88,36,462

5,29,05,807

2,43,78,993

4,61,89,438

6,14,99,448

10,37,60,759

7,616

3,03,101

2,30,552

2,80,583

1,36,999

52,272

..

..

3,35,151

3,70,028

87,503

35,040

16,34,387

50,65,787

1,30,38,613

1,27,75,319

1,54,48,937

1,86,22,248

1,93,70,427

5,31,47,782

2,52,63,984

4,71,18,076

6,16,35,683

10,79,52,794

( Source : Director, Rural Development and Panchayats, Punjab)

 

Town and Country Planning Department :

 

The office of Assistant Town Planner, Jalandhar was upgraded to the Divisional Town, Planner, in 1963. The primary aim of upgrading the office of Town Planner at Jalandhar was preparation of Master Plans of city  and towns in Jalandhar Division and allied planning  activities .it is headed by a Divisional Town Planner, who is assisted by 3 Assistant Town Planners and other subordinate staff. The jurisdiction of this office is extended upto the districts of  Jalandhar , Kapurthala  and Hoshiarpur.

 

Beside preparation of Master Plan, the Department of Town and Country Planning, advises various local bodies as well as Government Departments in the following matters:-

 

1.       Town planning Schemes, Building Schemes of Municipal Corporation/Committees;

2.       Preparation of Development Schemes of Improvement Trust;

3.       Preparation of controlled Areas and their development plans under “Punjab Schedule Roads and Controlled Areas Restriction Unregulated Development Act 1963.

4.       Preparation of Five – Year Development Plans known as Integrated Development of Small and Medium Towns Plans and Integrated Urban Development Plans; and

5.       Preparation of Master Water Supply Schemes and Master Sewerage Schemes.

While work at Jalandhar forms a major part, the activities of the department also spread over to other towns in the district. In accordance with the policy of the Government, preparation of Master Plans of various cities and towns has been launched and master plan of Jalandhar, Nakodar, Nawanshahr and Goraya are prepared. Further, development of these towns have been envisaged in accordance with the preparation of Master Plans. The executing agencies for plans prepared by the department are; Improvement Trust, Municipal Corporation, Municipal Committees, Housing and Urban Development, Punjab Small Industries and Export Corporation, Housing Board, Mandi Board and other Government departments such as Colonization, P.W.D. etc.   Various type of planning schemes in town & villages prepared by the department are mentioned below:

 

(i)               Preparation of Master Plain of Towns;

(ii)              Preparation of development schemes for Improvement Trusts;

(iii)            Preparation of towns planning schemes for Municipal Corporation / Municipal Committee;

(iv)            Survey and preparation of Development Plans of controlled areas;

(v)             Layout plans or residential urban estates;

(vi)            Technical approval of residential colonies as per Punjab Regulation of Colonies Act, 1975;

(vii)          Technical security and scrutiny for environmental point of view of ‘NOC’ cases concerning cinema sites, petrol pump sites, brick kiln sites and other land used establishment;

(viii)         Technical scrutiny of land acquisition sites;

(ix)            Technical scrutiny of land ceiling cases;

(x)             Technical scrutiny of building applications of local bodies and Urban Estate Department;

(xi)            Preparation of integrated urban development programmes of cities and towns;

(xii)          Tendering advice of State Government and various other department concerning all types of maters relating to physical development both in urban and rural areas;

(xiii)         Preparation of land scaping schemes, traffic operation plans, improvement of road junction and environmental schemes etc.; and

(xiv)        Preparation of project reports, survey, analysis, layout planning, etc. of special projects undertaken at the district level.

 

Town Planning Schemes : - The Divisional Town Planner, Jalandhar has prepared the Master Plan Schemes of 4 towns, viz. Jalandhar (1987- 2007), Nawanshahr (1981-2001), Nakodar (1981-2001) and Goraya (1983-2002). It has prepared 58 Town Planning Schemes covering an area of 2,864.96 acres. Out of these 16 schemes covering an area of 335.17 acres have been sanctioned by the Government. In addition of these schemes, this office has also prepared 59 development schemes covering an area of 2,044.14   acres for Improvement Trust, Jalandhar, out of which 51 development schemes with an area of 1,266.29 acres have been sanctioned by the Government upto the year 1991-92. During the year 1992-93 and 1993-94, the department has prepared 3 and 2 more schemes respectively. These schemes covered an area of 121 acres. Besides, the development schemes, the Country Town Planning department has prepared controlled area schemes for four towns in Jalandhar District, viz. Jalandhar (17,992.35 acres), Goraya (5,622.41 acres), Air Force Station, Adampur (2,311 acre) and Phillaur (10,710 acres) . Upto the year 1993-94, under Residential Urban Estate Scheme, two urban estates covering an area of 456.91 acres have been developed by this department.

 

Jalandhar Improvement Trust, Jalandhar :- The Jalandhar Improvement Trust was formed in April 1945, under the Punjab Town Improvement Act, 1922, but it cases functioning in August 1947. It was again revived in 1949. The Improvement Trust consisted of four trustees including one ex-officio and three Government officials during the year 1993-94.

 

An Improvement trust is an adhoc body constituted for the general purpose of city development. The main function of the improvement trust are to develop certain area in the city and aquire land to develop it according to the planes prepared by the Country & Town Planning Department and thereafter hand over to the municipal corporation. Upto the year 1993-94, the Improvement Trust has submitted 64 developmental schemes to the Government for approval. Out of these, 54 schemes were sanctioned by the Government, 37 schemes were executed and 10 were under execution.

 

The income and expenditure of Jalandhar Improvement Trust, during the year 1974-75, 1979-80 and 1984-85 to 1993-94 is given below:

 (000 Rs)

Year

Income    (Rs)

Expenditure      (Rs)

1974-75

1979-80

1984-85

1985-86

1986-87

1987-88

1988-89

1990-91

1991-92

1992-93

1993-94

17,368

24,462

10,067

14,118

14,926

10,023

10,7

64,472

39,817

47,224

73,188

16,593

27,749

14,430

13,551

14,072

10,350

10,687

14,040

39,281

44,803

64,542

( Source : Statistical Abstracts of Punjab, 1975, 1980 and 1985 to 1994 )

 

 

CHAPTER XV

EDUCATION AND CULTURE

 

v     Literacy according to Urban – Rural and Sex Back-up

v     Higher Education

v     Professional and Technical Education

v     Medical Education

v     Technical  Education

v     Cultivation of fine Arts

v     Oriental School and College

v     Libraries, Museums, etc.

 

(a)   Literacy according to Urban – Rural and Sex Back-up

 

With the spread of education an introduction of compulsory education in the State, Literacy rate in Jalandhar District has increased at a fast rate. The literacy rater of the district as per 1991 Census was 68.45 per cent (74.87 per cent for males and 61.33 for females), as compared to 58.51  per cent (65.66 percent for males and 50.41 per cent for females) of Punjab State as a whole. The District ranked second in the State in the field of literacy. The following table give the literacy rates (both the rural & urban) in Jalandhar District as per Census of 1971, 1981 and 1991.

 

Year

Rural

Urban

Total

Male

Female

 

1971

1981

1991

 

35.11

44.10

63.99

 

55.72

58.48

76.37

 

41.30

49.18

68.45

 

48.3

55.18

74.87

 

33.4

42.46

61.33

 

Statement of Primary & secondary Education : The number of recognised educational institutional during 1974, 1979, 1984 and 1989 to 1993 in Jalandhar District is given in the following statement :

 

Number of Recognized Educational Institute in Jalandhar District on  30 September

 

 

1974

1979

1984

1989

1990

1991

1992

1993

 

Year

 

26

28

31

45

48

57

70

73

Boys

Higher Secondary Schools (10+2 Pattern)/Higher Secondary (old pattern)/Senior Secondary Schools

 

7

7

7

11

11

13

14

16

Girls

 

33

35

38

56

59

70

84

89

Total

 

106

157

205

213

212

203

196

196

Boys

High Schools/Post Basic Schools

 

45

51

59

58

58

56

52

52

Girls

 

151

208

264

271

270

259

248

248

Total

 

115

175

158

151

150

150

153

153

Boys

Middle Schools/Senior Basic Schools

 

20

12

5

6

5

5

4

5

Girls

 

135

187

163

156

155

155

157

158

Total

 

935

1,132

1,133

1,133

1,132

1,132

1,132

1,133

 

Boys

Primary Schools/Pre-Primary Junior Basic Schools

 

13

43

43

43

43

43

43

43

 

Girls

 

948

1,175

1,176

1,176

1,175

1,175

1,175

1,176

Total

(Source : Staitical Abstracts of Punjab, 1975, 1980, 1985 and 1990 to 1993)

 

(b)       Higher Education

 

The number of colleges in Jalandhar District increased from 20 in 1974 to 22 in 1993. All these colleges affiliated to Guru Nanak Dev University, Amritsar.

 

The number of recognised arts and science colleges (both Government and non-Government) in Jalandhar District functioning during 1974, 1979, 1984, 1989 to 1993 are given in the following table :

 

Year

Arts and Science Colleges

Boys

Girls

Total

1974

1979

1984

1989

1990

1991

1992

1993

12

12

12

13

13

13

13

13

8

9

9

9

9

9

9

9

20

21

21

22

22

22

22

22

(Source : Staitical Abstracts of Punjab, 1975, 1980, 1985 and 1990 to 1993)

 

 

 

 

A brief description of colleges functioning in the District is given below:

 

Kanya Maha Vidyalaya, Jalandhar : It was established as a school for girls by Local Arya Smaj in 1886 and named as Kanya Maha Vidyalaya in 1896. It was only in 1930 when its students were allowed by Punjab University (Lahore) to appear as private candidates. It was the first private woman college in the state to provide hostel facilities and to introduce music as full fledged subject of study in its curriculum. To began as a school, the college has grown to the status of a Post Graduate Institution.

 

The college provides instructions in Arts, Science and Commerce upto degree level with Honours in English, Hindi, Punjabi and Psychology and M.A. in English, Hindi and Music (Vocal & Instrumental). Two new subjects, viz. Computer Applications in Economics and Electronics at degree level and diploma in Cosmotology have also been started in the institution. The college brings out the magazine ‘Divya’ annually.

 

The number of students on the roles of the college as on 31 March 1994 was 2,530.

 

Lyallpur Khalsa College, Jalandhar – Established in 1908 as an intermediate college at Lyallpur (Pakistan), it was raised to a degree college in 1940. It was uprooted in the wake of the partition of the country in 1947 and again reopened at Jalandhar in 1948. The college provides instructions in Arts, Science (Medical & Non Medical) and Commerce upto degree level. The college also runs B.Sc. course in Economics in which students are supposed to acquire the specialization in Quantitative Economics and Computer Applications. Besides, it imparts post-graduate instructions in Punjabi, Political Science, History, Economics and Mathematics. Post Graduate Diploma in Marketing Management, Personal Management and Industrial Relations, Diploma in Agriculture Marketing Management, Diploma in Labour Laws and Personal Management and Diploma in Business Management are also provided in the college. Apart from the above courses, the Centre for Rural Development cum- Management Studies and Computer Science of the college also runs Computer Training classes in the BASIC, COBOL, FORTRONE, D-BASE & PASCAL, etc. N.C.C. (Air and Military wings) are also functioning in the college. The college publishes its magazine `The Beas’ annually.

 

The number of students on the rolls of the college as on 31 March 1994 was 3,150 (2,664 boys and 486 girls).

 

Hans Raj Mahila Maha Vidyalaya Jalandhar  - The college came into existence in 1927 at Lahore (Pakistan) and revived at Jalandhar in 1948 after partition of the country. It imparts instructions in Art, Science (Medical & Non-medical) and Commerce upto degree level and post-graduate instruction in the subject of Hindi, Political Science, Music (Vocal & instrumental) and Commerce. The college has also introduce diploma courses in Computer Technology and post-graduate diploma course in Dress Designing and Tailoring, Costomology Business Management and Commercial Arts. It brings out its magazine ‘Deep Shikha’ annually.

 

 The number of students on the rolls of the college as on 31 March 1994 was 3,993.

 

Doaba College, Jalandhar –The college came into existence on 2 June 1941. It provides instructions in 10+2(in Arts, Science and Commerce), B.A., B.Sc.(medical non medical), B. Com and M.A. in English, Mathematics,  Political Science, Economics and Hindi. In the evening shift of the collage, it provides instructions in job oriented post graduate diploma courses, viz. Business Management, Personnel Management and Industrial Relations and Diploma in Marketing Management. Training in N.C.C. and N.S.S. is provided in the collage. The collage also bring out its magazine `The Doal. The number of students of the collage as on  31 March 1994 was 2771 (2479 boys and 292 girls.)

 

D.A.V College Jalandhar – The college came into existence in 1918. It provides instructions in Arts, Science (medicine & non medical) and Commerce upto degree lavel, M.A. in English, Hindi, Punjabi, Sanskrit, Economics, Political Science, History, Mathematics and Chemistry. The college has also started I.A.S. coaching centre, Indra Gandhi National Open University Study Centre, Computer Centre and Diploma in Export Marketing. The college brings out two magazines, viz. ‘The Ravi’ and ‘The D.A.V.News’ annually.

 

The strength of students in the college as on 31 March 1994 was 5,339 (4,892 boys and 447 girls)

 

Radha Krishna Arya College, Nawanshahr Doaba : the college was established in 1952. It imparts instructions in Arts, Science & Commerce upto degree level. N.C.C. and N.S.S. units are also functioning in the college. It brings out twice a year its magazine viz. ‘The Neeraj’ .

 

The number of students on the rolls of the college as on 31 March 1994 was 1,329 (1.255 boys and 74 girls).

 

Sikh National College, Charan Kanwal, Banga : The college came into existence in 1953. It provides instructions in 10+2 Arts, Science (Medical & Non-Medical) and Commerce and B.A. and B.Sc. (Medical & Non-Medical). The college has also provision for three years Diploma Course in Computer Science. N.C.C. and N.S.S. units are also functioning in the college. It brings out twice a year its magazine viz. ‘Charan Kanwal’.

 

The number of students on the rolls of the college as on 31 March 19894 was 1955 (1,499 boys and 4,5,6 girls)

 

B.M.L.Girls College, Nawan Shahr, Doaba : The college was established in 1959. It imparts instructions in Arts upto Degree level. It publishes its magazine ‘Swati’.

 

The number of students on the rolls of the college as on 31 March 1994 was 887.

Layallpur Khalsa College for Women, Jalandhar : The college was originally started as a girls section on Layallpur Khalsa College in 1958 and was shifted to its new premises in 1960. The college is imparting instructions in Arts upto Degree level. Training in N.C.C. and N.S.S. is also provided in the college. The number of literacy and cultural societies and associations have been functioning in the college. The college brings out its magazine ‘Chirag–I–Rooh’ twice a years.

 

The number of students on the rolls of the college as on 31 March 1994 was 1,172.

 

Government Arts & Sports College, Jalandhar : Originally the college came into existence in 1961 in the name of State College of Sports. The aim of the college was produce Directors of Physical Education and Coaches for Athletes and Sportsman. In 1978-79, the college was renamed as Government Arts and Sports College, Jalandhar. Since than, the college imparts instructions only in Arts upto Degree level. The college brings out its magazine ‘Appolo’ annually.

 

The number of students on the rolls of the college during 1993-94 was 233.

 

University College, Jalandhar : The college was started by Punjab University in 1962. It was then called Punjab University Evening College, Jalandhar. The college was transferred to the Guru Nanak Dev University, Amritsar in 1973. There university has introduced merit promotion scheme in the college. The college imparts instruction in Arts and commerce upto Degree level. Besides, the college has provision for Diploma in Personal Management and Industrial relation and Diploma in Journalism.

 

The number of students on the rolls of the college as on 31 March was 236 (163 boys and 73 girls)

 

Guru Gobind Singh Government College, Jandiala : Originally established as Guru Gobind Singh Republic College, its was taken over by the Government in 1983 and renamed as Guru Gobind Singh Government College, Jandiala. It imparts instructions in Arts and science upto (10+2) classes and in Arts upto degree level. N.C.C. and N.S.S. units are also functioning in the college. For all round development of the students, various educational and cultural societies and association have been functioning in the college. The college published its magazine ‘Baaj’ annually.

 

The number of students on the rolls of the college as on 31 March 1994 was 377 (270 boys and 107 girls).

 

Banarsi Dass Arya Girls College, Jalandhar Cantonement : The college came into existence in 1964. It provides instructions in Arts, upto the degree level. It also provides diploma in Dress Designing and Tailoring, diploma in Computer Programming and Diploma in Computer Applications. The college publishes its magazine ‘Devi’ annually.

 

The number of students on the rolls of the college as on 31 March 1994 was 1,558.

 

Guru Nanak College for Women, charan Kanwal, Banga : The college was started in 1969 in commemoration of the Quincentury of Guru Nanak Dev. The aim of the institution is to provide higher education to girls students. It provide instructions in B.A., B.A. (Hons) in History, Home Science and Physical Education and M.A. History. The college publishes its magazine ‘Supnehar’ annually.

 

The number of students on the rolls of the college as on 31 March 1994 was 1,014.

 

Kharaiti Ram Mahindru D.A.V. College, Nakodar : The college came into existence in  1970. It provides instructions in Arts and Science upto degree classes, N.C.C. and N.S.S. units are also functioning in the college.

 

The number of students on the rolls of the college as on 31 March 1994 was 1,6 (934 boys and 678 girls).

 

Guru Nanak Khalsa Girls College, Baba Sang Dhasian : The college was established in 1970 in commemoration of Quincentury of Guru Nanak Dev. It provides instructions in 10+2 Arts and Science (Medical & Non-Medical), B.A .& M.A. in Punjabi and Political Science. The college has also started diploma in Computer Science. The college publishes its magazine 'Sang Mehima’ annually.

 

The number of students on the rolls of the college as on 31 March 1994 was  934.

 

Guru Nanak National College, Nakodar : The college came into existence in 1970. It imparts instructions in Arts and Science upto degree level. It also imparts instruction in B.Sc. Computer Science and B.Sc. Economics. The college publishes its magazine ‘Rabbi’  annually.

 

The number of students on the rolls of the college as on 31 March 1994 was (1,323 boys and 12 girls).

 

Guru Nanak National College For Woman, Nakodar : The college came into being in July 1971. The institution provides instruction in Arts upto Degree Level. The college publishes its magazine ‘Churn DA Chamber’ annually.

 

The number of students on the rolls of the college as on 31 March 1994 was 862.

 

Master Gurbanta Singh Memorial Janta College, Kartarpur : The college was established in 1971 and got affiliation on 13 August 1972. It imparts instructions in Arts upto Degree Level.

The number of students on the rolls of the college as on 31 March 1994 was 869 (584 girls and 285 boys).

 

Sanatam Dharam College For Woman, Jalandhar : The college came inot existence on 23 July 1977 with the noble motive of spreading high education among girls. It provides instructions in Arts upto Degree Level. The college publishes its magazine ‘Gobind’ annually.

 

The number of students on the rolls of the college as on 31 March 1994 was 2,414

 

Guru Nanak Dev University Regional Centre, Jalandhar : It was established in June 1979 in the building of Montgomery Guru Nanak College of Education. The Regional Centre imparts instructions leading to M.A. in English and Punjabi,  M.Phill. English and Punjabi and L.L.B. (Professional)

 

The number of students on the rolls of the college as on 31 March 1994 was 293 (191 boys and 102 girls).

 

(C) Professional and Technical Education : The changing trend in education make it necessary for teachers to refresh their knowledge and keep abreast of the latest teaching concepts and practice.  For this purpose, three Teachers Training Colleges, two at Jalandhar and One at Nawanshahr are functioning in the district. A brief description of all these colleges is given below.

 

Government Collage of Education, Jalandhar –The collage was established in 1947. It is imparting instructions to the students of B.Ed. and  M.Ed. classes. It also imparts training in N.S.S. A number of literary  and cultural societies  are functioning in the collage.

 

The number of students on the rolls of the collage as on 31 march 1994 was 182 (124 girls and 58 boys).

Montgomery Guru Nanak College of Education, Jalandhar.- The collage was started in 1955. It imparts instructions in Bachelor of Education Degree. Training in N.C.C. and N.S.S. is also provided in the collage.

 

The number of students on rolls of the college as on 31 March 1994 was 167 (32 boys and 135 girls).

 

Dayanand Amar Nath College of Education, Nawashahr.- The college was established in 1955 as a part of  R.K. Arya College, Nawashahr, but was separated as an independent in 1959. It is providing training  in Arts and Craft and B.Ed. courses. Training in N.S.S. is also provided in the college.

 

The number of students on the rolls of the college as on 31 March 1994 was 125 (50 boys and 75 girls).

 

(d) Medical Education

 

As regards facilities for medical education available in the district, there is only one medical college, viz. Dayanand Ayurvedic Collage at Jalandhar. The college is affiliated to Guru Nanak  Dev University, Amritsar. A brief description of the institution is given below:

 

Dayanand Ayurvedic College, Jalandhar .-The college was established at Lahore in 1898. And after the partition of the country in 1947, it shifted to Amritsar and then to Jalandhar in 1953. The institution is being run by the D.A.V. College Managing Committee. New Delhi. The institution provides instructions in B.A.M.S.  degree course which is of 5 ˝ years duration. The Department of Anatomy and D.A.V. Pharmacy are also running in the college. The college is also having one hostel where 50 students can be accommodated at a time. It is also having one 50 bedded hospital.

 

The number of students on the rolls of the college as on 31 March 1994 was 240 (153 boys and 87 ) girls.

 

            (e) Technical  Education

 

Technical education plays an important role in industrial development of the country. To ensure steady flow of technical personnel, a number of Technical  Colleges, Industrial Training Centers Industrial Training Institutions are run in the State. On 31 March 1994, 3 Industrial Training Institutes for boys and 2  Industrial Centers for girls were functioning in the district. In these Industrial Training  Institutions / Centres students are prepared for Diploma Certificates, Course in Civil, Mechanical, Electrical Engineering, various trades/crafts such as Welding, Carpentary, Fitting, Turnery, Black Smithy, Steno Graphy, Radio and Television Mechanic, Refrigerator Mechanic, Electrician, Wireman, Draftsmanship, etc. The girls students are tough crafts like Tailoring, Cutting, Hand Embroidery, Machine Embroidery, Needle Work etc.

 

Besides the above Industrial Training Institutions, the district is having two polytechnical institutions, viz. Mehar Chand Polytechnic Jalandhar and Government polytechnic For Woman Jalandhar and one Regional Engineering College Jalandhar.

 

A brief description of all these colleges is given below:

 

Mehar Chand Polytechnic Jalandhar : It was started in 1954. The course in being conducted at present in college are : Three years diploma course civil engineering, Electrical Engineering, Mechanical Engineering and Electronics and Communication Engineering, two years Diploma Course in Pharmacy. The college also encourages students in sports and games.

 

The number of students on the rolls of the college during 1993-94 was 491 (440 boys and 51 girls)

 

Government Polytechnic College for Women, Jalandhar – The college came into existence in 1970. This institution  provide instructions in two years diploma courses, viz. Library Science, Pharmacy, Architect and Commercial and Secretarial Practice.

 

The number of students on the rolls of the college during 1993-94 was 220.

 

Dr. B. R. Ambedkar, Regional Engineering College, Jalandhar – this college is the 17th in the chain of Regional Engineering College established in seventeen major states of the country and is a joint state of the country and is a joint enterprises of the Government of India and the State of Punjab. It is established with the objective of providing instruction and research facilities in new and emerging disciplines of engineering and technology.

 

The courses being conducted in the college are, (I) Electronic and Communication Engineering, (ii) Industrial Engineering, (iii) Computer Science and Engineering, Structure Engineering and Construction Management, (v) instrumentation and Control Engineering, (vi) Textile Engineering (vii) Chemical & Bio Engineering and (viii) Mechanical Machine Design and Automation Engineering .These courses are spread over 5 to 7 years. The actual intake in all these courses is 260 students out of which 130 seats are reserved and Students of Punjab State and 130 seats for students of other states and Union Territories.

 

The number of students on the rolls of the college during 1993-94 was 976 (877 boys and 99 girls)

 

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