On January 22, the high court had restrained PTU from admitting students in its distance education programme courses till Indira Gandhi National Open University (IGNOU) accords approval on the issue for the current academic year. A bench of chief justice D Murugesan and justice VK Jain, however, refused to pass any further order in the case till the opposite party appears before it, and fixed the matter for further hearing on March 11.
It's our advice to our blog readers to not to apply for admission into any Punjab Technical University distance learning program until high court not give a clean chit.
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Punjab Technical University is a State Government University established in 1997 for the advancement of technical education. The University is imparting education through regular and distance mode. The University has under its affiliation 380 engineering & architect, management & hotel management and pharmacy colleges and more than 2000 learning centres under distance mode. The university has received e-India award for Best ICT enabled University and Best Open and distance learning university of the year in 2010.
Under distance education mode, the University has enrolling 1,55,000 students. The university offers courses in IT & Management, Fashion & Beauty Technologies, Paramedical, Applied Technologies, Hotel Management & Tourism and Media Technologies, Mass & Journalism Communication, Bio Informatics & Biotechnologies etc.