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'National Commission for Higher Education and Research Bill 2010 (NCHER)'

The Institute of Sikh Studies, Chandigarh organized a Round Table Conference on August 13, 2010 to discuss the 'National Commission for Higher Education and Research Bill 2010 (NCHER)' at its headquarters in Gurdwara Sri Guru Singh Sabha, Kanthala, Indl Area, Phase 2, Chandigarh. This conference was attended by VCs, Ex-VCs and a large number of Educationists and of representatives of Sikh Organizations.

The participants expressed great urgency in safeguarding the State and University level autonomy along with the regional specificity and cultural specificity of the Course Curricula for Punjab and more specifically for the Sikh Community. Responding to several requests the Institute of Sikh Studies, Chandigarh is organizing a day-long Seminar, on 17th September 2010  starting at 10 AM at its Conference Hall in in Gurdwara Sri Guru Singh Sabha, Kanthala, Indl Area, Phase 2, Chandigarh. The objective is to arrive at an agreed and comprehensive Resolution to be sent to the State Govt, Government of India and others concerned.

A number of experts having life-long involvement with Public policy issues including those related to the field of Education would be participating in the Seminar. All are cordially invited to attend and participate in the Seminar.

IOSS has brought out a booklet consisting of the following documents for the study and firming up views on the subject:

  • A copy of the relevant provisions of the Bill;
  • A copy of the Analysis of the Bill done by Dr. J.S. Ahluwalia VC of the Guru Granth Sahib World University and fully supported by Dr. SP Singh, Ex-VC GNDU;
  • A Copy of the News Report giving details of PM's Office reactions and rejection of HRD Ministry attempt to have Constitution amended before introduction of the Bill in the Parliament;
  • A copy of the Press Interview given by an eminent Educationist of Kerala for opposing the Bill;
  • A copy of Press report about Gujrat VCs and State Education Deptt. Officials rejecting the BIll;
  • A copy of the Resolution passed by the Round Table Conference organized by the Institute of Sikh Studies on 13th August 2010 and participated by number of educationists and representatives of Sikh organizations. The details were published in Tribune dated 14th August 2010 at Page 4.

The booklet can be read online by clicking on the link below:

Status Paper

Issued by:

Ishwinder Singh
Member incharge: Media and Public Relations
Institute of Sikh Studies, Chandigarh

 

 


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