Lamarine Tech Skill University will be established in the Railmajra village of the Nawanshahr district of Punjab. The Punjab Congress has given its approval on Friday. The university will be developed on 81 acres in Railmajra village. An investment of Rs 1630 crore will be made on this project in five years.
In order to strengthen industry-based teaching, skill training, and research in Punjab, the Cabinet has approved the setting up of a private self-financing ‘Lamarin Tech Skill University’ at village Railmajra, Balachaur, Nawanshahr (Shaheed Bhagat Singh Nagar). This decision was taken during a virtual meeting chaired by Chief Minister Captain Amarinder Singh.
This university will be functional from this academic session. Along with this, the cabinet has also approved the draft ‘Lamarin Tech Skill University Ordinance-2021’ and has authorized the Chief Minister to approve the final draft prepared by the legal advisor without the approval of the cabinet.
‘Lamarin Tech Skill University’ will be developed as a Research and Skill Development University in village Railmajra in an area of 81 acres with an investment of Rs.1630 crore in the next five years. Once the campus of this institute is established, 1000-1100 students will be able to take admission annually. It has been made mandatory by the Punjab Government that 15 percent of the seats in this university to be established shall be reserved for the students of Punjab and the benefit of full tuition fee waiver shall be extended to at least five percent of the total students from weaker sections of the society.
Approval to bring Plaksha University Punjab Ordinance-2021 again
The Cabinet has given its approval to re-introduce the Plaksha University, Punjab Ordinance-2021 for setting up of a self-financing ‘Plaksha University’ in IT City Mohali. The first ordinance was promulgated on August 20, 2021, but it could not be converted into an Act by bringing it in the previous session of the Punjab Legislative Assembly. As per the advice of the legal advisor, this ordinance will lapse after the expiry of a period of six weeks after the re-assembly of the assembly session. Therefore, the cabinet has approved to bring it again.