GOVERNMENT OF PUNJAB
DEPARTMENT OF TECHNICAL EDUCATION AND INDUSTRIAL TRAINING
(TECHNICAL EDUCATION BRANCH – II)
1.0 The Governor of Punjab is pleased to appoint the I. K. Gujral Punjab Technical University, Jalandhar as the authority competent to conduct online centralized counselling for admission to 4 year B. Pharmacy Course/6 years Pharma.D Course. The admission shall be made on the basis of inter-se-merit in the qualifying examination for the Academic Session 2018-19, The admission shall be made in the colleges affiliated with the Universities mentioned below.-
- K. GUJRAL PUNJAB TECHNICAL UNIVERSITY, JALANDHAR
- MAHARAJA RANJIT SINGH PUNJAB TECHNICAL UNIVERSITY, BATHINDA
Note: The number of colleges and sanctioned intake will be as given in the letter of approval issued by AICTE/PCI/IKGPTU/MRSPTU for the year 2018-19.
As per All Indian Council for Technical Education, New Delhi letter No. AICTE/Adv- l/AB/2016/86 dated 08.12.2016.
- In no eventuality, a Technical Institution without prior approval of the AICTE, and Affiliating University shall enroll student admitted in such Technical Institutions; University shall not grant affiliation to a technical Institution approved by AICTE after 15 May, 2017.
- Concerned University shall not permit any Technical Institution without requisite prior approval of the AICTE to Admit Students.
- University/Institution shall not permit admissions of students to Technical Program which is not approved by the AICTE.
- The Governor of Punjab is also pleased to further issue the following criteria for making the admissions to B.Pharmacy and Pharma.D courses: –
ELIGIBILITY CRITERIA (Educational and Resident status) for admission:-
(i) Pharmacy Course
All those candidates who have passed the 10+2 examination from a board recognized or established by Central/State Government through legislation with Physics and Chemistry as compulsory subject along with one of the Mathematics/ Biotechnology/ Biology shall eligible to apply. Further as per AICTE Guidelines the candidate should have obtained at least 45% marks (40% in case of candidate belonging to reserve category) in the above subjects taken together.
All those candidates who have passed Diploma Pharmacy from an institute affiliated to Punjab State Board of Technical Education & Industrial Training / Punjabi University, Patiala or any other University or any State Board of Technical Education provided that the diploma or the institute duly approved by the PCI/AICTE.
The minimum qualification for admission to Pharma.D course shall be as follows:
(i) A pass in 10+2 examination from a board recognized or established by Central/State Government through a legislation with Physics and Chemistry as compulsory subjects along with one of the following subjects:
- Mathematics or Biology
(ii) A pass in D.Pharm course from an institution approved by the Pharmacy council of India under section 12 of The Pharmacy Act.
(iii) Candidates shall be admitted to 4 year B.Pharmacy course and 6 year Pharma.D course on the basis of inter-se-merit in the qualifying examination mentioned above.
B. GENERAL ELIGIBILITY CRITERIA FOR ADMISSION TO B. PHARMACY/ PHARMA.D COURSE:
Apart from the basic educational qualifications prescribed above, the general eligibility criteria shall be as contained in Punjab Government, Department of Technical Education & Industrial Training, Punjab Memo No. 35/44/95-1T(2)/978 dated 21st March, 2003, which is annexed to this notification. This communication shall be treated as a part and parcel of this notification, for all purposes, and all the provisions of this notification shall be read along with the contents of the said communication.
Exemption under above Para
Children/wards/dependent (whose parent are not alive) of all those regular Punjab Government employees, members of All India Service borne on Punjab cadre, Serving judges and the employees of the Punjab and Haryana High Court, employees of Boards/Corporations/Statutory Bodies established by an act of the state of Punjab who have been holding post outside Punjab on or before 1st January of the year of admission that is on or before 1st January, 2018 and their children/wards /dependents may have done 10+1 and/or 10+2 outside Punjab.
(i) The reservation of seats shall be as per Punjab Government, Department of Technical Education and Industrial Training Memo. No. 13/2/05 —1TE2/1987 dated 2nd July, 2013, which is attached as Annexure.
(ii) The attention of the applicants desirous of claiming reservation under any category whatsoever is especially drawn to the condition and stipulation that only the certificates that have been produced at time of admission shall be considered. The candidates are accordingly advised, in their own interest, to get the requisite certificates issued well before the date of admission, otherwise, claim for reservation shall be summarily rejected. Candidates are required to claim reservation at the time of registering for online counselling. If no reservation is claimed the candidates shall be treated and considered as a “General Candidate”.
(iii) The I. K. Gujral, Punjab Technical University shall make a provision in the online application form for a candidate to indicate the category, if any, under which he/she is seeking reservation. There shall also be a provision to indicate the sub-category of the category, if any, under which reservation is being sought, so that inter se gradation can be facilitated. These sub-categories have been elucidated in the Punjab Government, Department of Technical Education and Industrial Training Memo No. 13/2/05-1TE2/1987 dated 2nd July, 2013, which is attached as Annexure. Punjab Government may also set up a committee to effect inter se gradation of candidates claiming reservation under certain categories, as indicated, in the aforesaid memo dated 2nd July 2013.
(iv) A candidate shall be eligible to make claim for reservation in one reserved category only. However, the procedure for counselling shall be as per Punjab Government, Welfare Department (Reservation Cell) Memo. No. 7/21/2004 – RS1 /1674 – 1677 dated 20th, 2004.
D. GENERAL CONDITIONS:
(i) There shall be centralized counselling by I. K. Gujral, Punjab Technical University. The procedure for counselling shall be decided by I.K. Gujral Punjab Technical University.
(ii) There shall be two rounds of centralized counselling by I. K. Gujral Punjab Technical University, Jalandhar. The procedure of centralized online counselling will be decided by I.K. Gujral Punjab Technical University, Jalandhar. Thereafter the direct admissions at the college level shall be allowed for vacant seats. The I. K. Gujral Punjab Technical University, Jalandhar will issue necessary instructions to the Institutions/University in this regard.
(iii) As per All India Council for Technical Education schedule for approval / admission issued by letter No. Approval/2013/208 dated 11.03.2013, on the directions of Hon’ble Supreme court, last date upto which students can be admitted against vacancies arising due to any reason (no student should be admitted in any Institution after the last date under any quota) is 15 August of every year. Hence admission to various degree courses shall be allowed only once in a academic session.
(iv) The students shall be liable to pay fee / development fee and other charges as per the rates of fee/development fee and other charges as fixed by the Government of Punjab/AICTE/ Concerned University, from time to time.
(v) The management quota shall be as per Punjab Govt. Department of Technical Education and Industrial Training Memo no. 13/129/2003-1TE2/1247 dated 25th April 2008 and Notification no. 13/129/2003-1TE2/1892 dated 20th June 2008 and partial Notification no. 13/129/2003-1TE2/171 dated 18th January, 2011 which are attached as Annexure.
(vi) Appearing in qualifying examination shall be compulsory for students claiming seats under 85% quota reserved for Punjab residents and also for the students claiming seats under 15% quota reserved for outside Punjab i.e. All India. If a candidate is not able to produce his residence certificate, he / she shall be considered for 15% category only.
(vii) Admissions to the B. Pharmacy course, both for 85% seats for resident of Punjab and 15% seats for outsiders, shall be made strictly on the basis of merit of marks obtained in qualifying examination.
(viii) Counselling for 85% seats for Punjab residents and 15% outside Punjab candidates shall be taken up simultaneously. However, the reserved category candidates shall be considered in general category first before being considered in respective reserved category.
(ix) The College / University will make a public notice on official website to this effect indicating clearly the number of seats vacant in each reserve category and general category and fill the seats in that very particular category in all rounds of counselling.
(x) After following the above said procedure, if still the seats remain vacant in reserve category, the college/university can fill these from candidates belonging to general category in a subsequent step at the end of online counselling. Admission to such unfilled/vacant seats as well as management quota shall be furnished to the I. K. Gujral, Punjab Technical University and details thereof shall be finalized within 15 days of the last counselling.
(xi) 85% seats would be reserved for the candidates from within the State of Punjab and 15% will be open to all candidates from outside the State. The eligibility criteria for 85% seats will be that the candidates should be a resident of Punjab State in terms of Punjab Govt., Department of Personnel and Administrative Reforms (PP II Branch) letter no. 1/3/95-3PP 11/9619 dated 6th June 1996 and letter no. 1/3/95-3PP II / 80 dated 1st Jan 1999, or have passed 10+1 and 10+2 examination as a regular candidate from recognized institution situated in Punjab. However, Children of Defence Personnel Posted in Punjab are exempted from this condition to the extent that they should have passed only qualifying examination i.e. 10+2 from a recognized institution situated in Punjab. Each candidate would be required to submit a certificate to this effect from the Principal / Head of Institution last attended in the prescribed Performa.
(xii) Any seat falling vacant after online counselling or any drop out vacancy will be filled by the institute on the basis of the criteria of admission under management quota. A seat once accepted shall not be changed.
(xiii) The information about the eligibility for admission to degree courses in B.Pharmacy Colleges and also-about the institution/category-wise availability of seats and reservation of seats for various categories shall be made available by I.K. Gujral, Punjab Technical University, Jalandhar on website www.ptu.ac.in.
(xiv) If any new Institution is approved or seats are increased/altered in the existing institutions by the AICTE and such approval is received before the commencement of that particular round of counselling, I. K. Gujral, Punjab Technical University will publish on the official website, invite additional preference from the candidates, at the till end of their original choices, without, however, altering the previous choice. These new institutes as well as existing Institutes having addition / alternation in seats shall be taken into consideration before the start of choice filling of that particular round.
(xv) The fee structure for Foreign Nationals/Persons of Indians Origin shall be the same as was in vogue for NRI candidates.
(xvi) The guidelines for admission of Foreign Nationals/ Persons of Indians Origin shall be as per Punjab Government Notification No. 13/75/2001-ITE2/296 dated Chandigarh the 23rd January, 2002.
(xvii) The guidelines for admission of Kashmiri migrants shall be as per notification of Punjab Government in this regard.
(xviii) Non refundable counselling fee of Rs. 2000/- (Rupees Two Thousand only) will be collected by the University as counselling fee from each student one time only.
(xix) In case a student changes his / her college / University allotted during centralized counselling conducted by I. K. Gujral, Punjab Technical University, his / her fee shall be refunded by the previous Institution after deduction of Rs. 1000/- only and the original documents will be returned immediately. However, in case of up-gradation of seats during subsequent counselling’s no deduction shall be made
(xx) In case a student surrendering his / her seat within 7 days of the end of the online counselling, he / she must submit application to the college and register online on I. K. Gujral, Punjab Technical University website ptu.ac.in. I. K. Gujral Punjab Technical University shall only forward such cases to the concerned colleges / Universities and colleges must refund his / her full fee after deduction of Rs. 1000/- only.
(xxi) In keeping with the direction of Ministry of Human Recourse Development Department, Govt, of India all Institutions and Universities shall in public interest, maintain a waiting list of students/candidates. In the event of a student/candidate withdrawing before the start of the course, the waiting list candidates should be given admissions against the vacant seat. The entire fees collected from the student, after a deduction of the processing fee of not more than Rs. 1000/- (Rupees One Thousand Only) shall be refunded by the Institution/University to the student/ candidate withdrawing from the programme. It would not be permissible for institutions and universities to retain the certificates in original. If a student leaves after joining the course and if the seat subsequently falling vacant gets filled by another candidate by the last date of admission, the institution must return the fees collected with proportionate deduction of monthly fee and proportionate hostel rent, where applicable.
(xxii) All Institution affiliated to I. K. Gujral Punjab Technical University and Maharaja Ranjit Singh Punjab Technical University shall follow ‘Fee waiver Scheme’ as prescribed by AICTE and notified by the Government of Punjab vide its notification No. 13/60/08-1TE2/1797 Dated 23rd May, 2011 and Notification No. 13/60/08 -1TE2/2007 dated 31.05.2012 and Letter no. 751-752/S-I/ECC/2015 dated 13.05.2015.
E. OVER-RIDING PROVISION:
Nothing in this notification shall be operative in so far as it is inconsistent with the law of the land as laid down in the judgment of the honorable Supreme Court of India in the case of TMA Pai Foundation and others vs. State of Karnataka and others (2002) 8SCC 481:AIR 2003 SC 355). Any such inconsistency may be brought to the notice of the Government of Punjab, clearly highlighting the inconsistency, for immediate rectification.
Dated, Chandigarh the
M.P. Singh, IAS
Additional Chief Secretary to Govt, of Punjab,
Deptt of Technical Education & Indl. Training