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International students in Punjab seek help from CM Mann over eligibility issue
Chandigarh, January 24, 2023: Due to the neglect and indifference of the Punjab State Board of Technical Education and Industrial Training, the future of around 200 international students who have come to study from different countries is in the dark. This was expressed by the International students who held press conference in Chandigarh Press Club today.
The students shared their difficulties and appealed to Punjab Chief Minister Bhagwant Singh Mann to intervene and resolve the matter.
Talking to the media. these students said that they started their academic studies in different colleges of Punjab by enrolling in the diploma courses conducted by the Punjab State Board of Technical Education and Industrial Training. Internal exams are also held in their campus. The entire information of these students was also being updated on the official web portal. Punjab State Board of Technical Education and Industrial Training Board put a halt on their courses on the terms of eligibility check.
"Despite the fact that AIU clearly stated the eligibility parameters of the boards, they were asked to do the eligibility check. Instead of helping these students from different countries, the board refused to help all the students," they shared.
Foreign students, while condemning the "rigid attitude" of the Punjab State Board of Technical Education and Industrial Training, said that they have come to Punjab to get an education from different countries of the world.
"The technical board first gave us admission, we studied for a long time, and also gave internal exams . Now it's almost time for final exams.All such checks must be done at the time of admission, not at the end of the course . Due to which the future of hundreds of students is at stake. If the board has such conditions then these must be checked before giving admission to foreign students. We are hoping issue will soon be resolved with the intervention of the government and the precious one year of students will be saved," told students.