MRSPTU offers customised courses to Army-VC holds meeting to explore Academic partnership
Kanwar Inder Singh/ royalpatiala.in
Prof. (Dr.) Buta Singh Sidhu, Vice Chancellor of Maharaja Ranjit Singh Punjab Technical University, Bathinda visited Bathinda Military Station here on Tuesday and interacted with Lt. Gen Manoj Kumar Mago, General Officer Commanding, Chetak Corps to explore the possibility of Academic partnership between University and Army.
During interaction, the Vice Chancellor acknowledged the challenging environment, frequent movement of Army personnel and their academic requirements of higher studies. He also emphasized that most army personnel retire comparatively at a younger age and join one or other service again in civil circles. Hence, there is a requirement to enhance their qualifications and sharpen their technical skill to be better suited for jobs post-retirement.
Maharaja Ranjit Singh Punjab Technical University, Bathinda is a technical University established by Punjab Government in 2015. It mainly caters to the technical and management education requirements of the South-West Punjab, Western Haryana and Northern Rajasthan. The University with vibrant & sprawling campus with royal architecture has a well-qualified faculty and is equipped with state of the art workshops and laboratories. Infrastructure of the University is par-excellence. The Vice Chancellor offered Tailor-made courses to suit the requirements of the Army Personnel of Chetak Corps.
MRSPTU offers customised courses to Army-VC holds meeting to explore Academic partnership. Prof. Sidhu while interacting with the General Officer Commanding, Chetak Corps assured that the constraints of Army will be taken into consideration before finalizing the customised programmes/ courses and its conduct after consultations with the Army.
Lt. Gen. Manoj Kumar Mago thanked the Vice Chancellor for the offer and highlighted on the fact that a large number of youth from Punjab, Haryana and Rajasthan join Army, hence, the higher studies for the Army personnel will be a force multiplier not only post-retirement in these states but also will upgrade the professional capability of the serving soldiers to meet the challenges in the changing paradigm of warfare.