For the social-economic development of society and qualitatively dignified life of the people, education is most essential. Inspite of three Universities in punjab and one at Chandigarh, the Western Malwa region continues to be the educationally backward even though it is an agriculturally prosperous region of the country.
Realizing their responsibility towards the society in general and the development of the backward area in particular, Punjab Government & Panjab University decided to start a regional centre at Muktsar which is an ideal place for the establishment of such a Regional Centre. It has a central location in western Malwa. The need of develop general as well as vocational educational, relevant to the needs and potentialities of he region, is both genuine and urgent. The establishment of this Regional Centre at Muktsar will, therefore, go a long way in bringing up the region in educational attainment and improving the quality of its work-force. There are several well establish colleges all around Muktsar, which will feed the Regional Centre well in promoting Postgraduate courses in important basis disciplines, as also those of vocational significance.
The Regional Centre, Muktsar Campus is to be established on a 100 acre of plot of land, to be acquired by Punjab Govt. An expenditure of Rs. 50 crores is estimated to be incurred for its completion. The Campus will comprise Teaching Department Blocks, Library Building, Administrative Offices, Hostels and a residential complex. In the first phase, an amount of Rs. 25 crores is proposed to be spent on the development of the Regional Centre. When complete, it is likely to be one of the finest Campuses in the Region.
The Regional Centre was inaugurated by the Chief Minister of Punjab, S. Parkash Singh Badal on 08-08-98 and the classes commenced from that day itself. The presence of the entire family of the Chief Minister, the Education Minister and other representatives of the area including M.L.As. S. Harnirpal Singh Sidhu and S. Manpreet Singh Badal was an indication of the deep interest in and awareness of the cause of education in the area. It augurs well for its future.
In its present complex, the Regional Centre has 38 rooms, an entirely Air-conditioned library hall and computer laboratories, canteen & a common room. The admission was full in all the post-graduate classes. In fact, there was a demand for increasing the number of seats in all the Subjects.
About the Town
Muktsar is an historic town having special value for Punjab and the Panjabis as it is the place where Shri Guru Gobind Singh Ji fought last battle with Mughal Rulers. It is situated in the centre situated in the centre of the Western Malwa Region, which is known for its fertile Land and rich crops. It is situated at a distance of 30 kms. From Malout, 60 kms. From Dabwali and Abohar, 55 kms. From Gidderbaha, 30 kms. From Jallalabad and 28 kms. From Guruharsahai. It is appricachable both by road and rail.
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