Chandigarh: The Punjab University is under the docks for not giving importance to education in national language Hindi in colleges affiliated to it. The university has appointed Punjabi and English teachers in the four new colleges, which were given constituent status by the University, but they did not appoint teachers for the Hindi department.

The University administration is facing allegations that it is not giving due importance to the national language vis-à-vis the regional (Punjabi) and English languages.

The four colleges which were given constituent status include Guru Har Sahai (Ferozepur), Nihal Singh Wala, Nawanshahr (Balachaur) and Sikh Wala( Muktsar).

PU had recently advertized 52 vacant seats of teachers in which subjects of English, Punjabi, History, Economics, Computer Science, physical Education, Commerce, Mathematics and Sociology were included, but not a single post for Hindi teacher was notified.

On the other, university administration is giving excuse that they forgot to advertize  post of Hindi teachers, but sources say that university has not included Hindi as a subject for the upcoming academic session.

Punjab government will give a grant of Rs 1.5 crore to each of the constituent colleges every year apart from Rs 1 crore 30 lakh grant from UGC.

In these constituent colleges, the responsibility of recruiting staff and teachers and of enhancing infrastructure lies with PU.

JPN/Bureau