Amritsar, Feb 21 (PTI) To improve academic standards ofhigher education here, Guru Nanak Dev University (GNDU) willtake over Government College Sathiala to run the institute asa Regional Centre of the University, an official said.
The university shall take over the college shortly forconstruction of boys and girls hostels and other facilities,for which the government has sanctioned a sum of Rs 9 crore tothe university, out of which Rs 4.5 crore has already beenreleased, he said.
This is in addition to opening a GovernmentCo-Educational College at Verka bypass Amritsar which shallalso be run by GNDU, Deputy Commissioner Amritsar K S Pannusaid in a release issued here today.
Sathiala College, which was basically a rural collegecarrying strength of 346 students and the infrastructuralfacilities of the college was quite inadequate inspite of thefact that the college was spreading over 22 acres of land nearBaba Bakala, Pannu said.
The University shall run the college from the comingacademic year starting from July, 2011 with four B.techcourses besides BBA and BCom, he added.