Chandigarh, February 19 (P2P) : The stage is set for tabling, for enactment in the forthcoming budget session of the Vidhan Sabha, the Bill for establishment of a private self-financed Amity University, which is set to become functional at IT City, Mohali, from this year.
The Ordinance for setting up of the university could not be promulgated earlier due to the imposition of the election code of conduct for the civic polls, thus necessitating the legislation of a Bill to be approved by the House, an official spokesperson said after a meeting of the state cabinet, chaired by Chief Minister Captain Amarinder Singh.
Approved under the ‘Punjab Private University Policy-2010’, the university will come up over an area of 40.44 acre with an investment of Rs.664.32 crore over five years. It will have an annual intake of 1500-2000 students.
The Punjab government has made it mandatory to reserve 15 percent of students from Punjab in the University and 5 percent of total number of students will be given free education as part of the Bill and terms and conditions. The University will be recruiting teaching and non-teaching staff as per UGC Guidelines.
According to a spokesperson of the Chief Minister’s Office, it will be a multidisciplinary University with various departments like Engineering, Computer/IT, Communication, Commerce, Management, Psychology, Liberal arts, English Literature etc. The university is expected to bring quality education to the city and would help in overall development of the area.
The proposal for for setting up of a private self-financed ‘Amity University Punjab’ at Block-D, Sector-82 Alpha, IT City, S.A.S. Nagar (Mohali) was received from Ritnand Balved Education Foundation, New Delhi. After considering the proposal and adopting the required procedure as per the provisions of Punjab Private Universities Policy-2010, the Letter of Intent was issued to the Sponsoring Body on February 18, 2020.
It has been the endeavour of Punjab Government to establish Mohali and adjoining areas as educational and IT Hub.