Orders fast launch of Rs 5 cr for language award to advertise Punjabi
CHANDIGARH: Punjab Chief Minister Captain Amarinder Singh on Monday digitally launched online programmes/courses began by Guru Nanak Dev University, Amritsar, for the Punjabi diaspora settled throughout the globe.
Reviewing the functioning of the Higher Education and Languages division, the Chief Minister additionally ordered the fast launch of Rs 5 crore for establishing a language award to advertise Punjabi.
The Chief Minister stated the online courses would go a good distance in serving to children be taught Punjabi language, and imbue them with the spirit of Punjab, Punjabi and Punjabiyat. This endeavour would additionally hold Punjabi youth abreast Punjab’s wealthy and superb cultural heritage, thus connecting them with their ancestral roots.
GNDU Vice Chancellor Dr. Jaspal Singh Sandhu stated that UGC had granted permission to start out courses to 37 Universities out of the 981 Universities of the nation. GNDU is the one State Public University within the Punjab to have been given this honour by UGC, to cater to the fixed demand of the Punjabi Diaspora in UK, USA, Canada, Australia and elements of Africa, and Europe, to supply the schooling of Punjabi language to the youthful technology, he stated.
He additionally identified that GNDU being a Category-I University has established the Directorate of Online Education to fulfil this demand of the Punjabi diaspora. GNDU shall offer course in Punjabi language at Certificate, Graduate, and Post Graduate ranges. In addition, technical and ability based mostly courses within the areas of Computer Science, Commerce and Management shall even be included for the scholars of state and different elements of the nation, added Sandhu.
The University has established a studio within the University campus to implement online instructing, recording of video lectures, and conduct of examinations in a proctored mode. In addition, University has developed a LMS (Learning Management System) with the provisions of Self Learning Materials (SLMs), e-Books, Videos, Quizzes, Online Discussions, and supply of reside lectures.
Notably, GNDU is a pioneer State University with A++ standing given to it by National Assessment and Accreditation Council (NAAC). It has been conferred with ‘University with Potential for Excellence’ and ‘Category-I’ standing by the UGC, New Delhi.