PU Syndicate okays aid for correspondence students
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Correspondence students with an annual family income of up to Rs 1 lakh will now get financial aid of Rs 7,500 and those with an income of between Rs 1 to 2.5 lakh will get aid to the tune of Rs 6,000, depending upon the number of applicants and the available funds for each academic year.
This was approved by the Syndicate in its meeting held here on Sunday after it accepted a committee's recommendations that correspondence students should be treated at par with regular students for disbursing student aid. Aadhaar cards will be accepted as valid document proof of identity in the PU.
Moreover, the House also approved that external examiners of dissertations of M.A/M.E/M.Tech/M.Ed and other subjects would be paid Rs 400/- per student.
Other decisions made at the meeting:
50 per cent concession will be given for physically handicapped persons in the cost of forms and examination fee for recruitment tests
From next academic session, 5 per cent weightage will be given to those applicants for the BBA course who had passed qualifying examination with at least 3 commerce subjects -Economics, Accounting, Mathematics, Commercial Geography, Computer Applications and others.
25 students with doctorate degrees will be awarded. A six-member committee was constituted to look into the finer modalities of recognition of Research Centres.
Profs Naval Kishore and Keshav Malhotra from the Syndicate were appointed to the Board of Finance for this term.
Two three-member committees authorised to recommend members to be nominated to Inspection Committees for affiliated colleges for 2013-14, revising, regulations, UMC and Joint Consultative Machinery Committees for 2013, Boards of Studies for various PU departments for 2013 to 2015 and as also for the appointment of the Vice-Chairperson for the PU Extension Library Advisory Committee Ludhiana.