The Higher Education Department has envisaged to offer admission to 13 lakh students in Government Colleges in Punjab this year. Last year 12 lakh students got admission to Government colleges in Punjab. To achieve the target of higher enrollment, it is suggested to start the 3rd shift in the colleges.
Class timings for the third shift will be from 4 pm to 10 pm. In order to achieve the target of 13 lakh admissions, it was suggested to the Department of Higher Education to start the third shift. Directorate of Public Instruction Colleges, Dr. Ashiq Hussain says that efforts are being made to admit more students to government colleges.
The second shift will be started soon in the colleges where only morning classes are being held. The permission has been sought from the Secretary of Higher Education to start the third shift, and as soon as permission is given, the shift will be started. . Initially it is proposed to start the third shift for the intermediate. It is pertinent to mention here that a total of 818 government colleges are operating in Punjab.