Punjab to Launch “College of the Year” Competition

The Punjab Higher Education Department (HED) has launched a contest “College of the Year” under new policy reforms in the public-sector colleges of the province.

The department has also developed a policy framework to select suitable candidates for the vacant positions of principals in colleges. The move has been initiated under the departmental reforms agenda to start a competitive educational environment in line with the international trends and practices.

Under the policy, the suitability of the potential candidates will be gauged after thorough scrutiny by a special committee. The candidates will be given marks on the basis of seniority, expertise, relevant administrative experience and aptitude for the job; all related traits shall be quantified and placements will be made accordingly.
As per the predefined criteria, public-sector colleges will be judged on the basis of quality of education being imparted, discipline on the campus, methodology of the teaching staff and smooth administrative operations.

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