Through the establishment of the Punjabi University Alumni
Association, Punjabi University is heading towards the fulfilment of
its sacred duty to provide a platform which is very essential and
aims at multi-dimensional objectives. Punjabi University always
feels proud of its entire alumni who, after gaining education and
knowledge from here, have achieved glorious heights in different
fields; have earned great name in home and abroad and have set
beautiful landmarks of human ideals. Each alumni holds an immensely
rich treasure of the sweet and sour experience of the student days.
The happy memorable moments of the genuine feelings of the time
spent with the classmates and friends; the bonds built with the
teachers during the exchange of knowledge and the decisive turns of
the challenges and the dreams woven in the colorful environment of
the University, which enlightens caresses and kindles a yearning in
each and every happy or sad moment of the ongoing life. It is mainly
from such noble bonds of souls that life gets its real and complete
meaning. Otherwise all steps of successes and failures; professional
hazards and achievements; worldly rat' race and bewitching dreams
and desires for pure relationships make every sensitive soul
restless. In the deep-dark corners of each person's psyche, the
pleasant images of his/her precious moments and emotional response
lie dormant but these are greatly cherished. Poet Surjit Pattar has
worded the glory of such moments in this poetic utterance:
Let us go Pattar and search the forgotten and
Which are the spots where we have left the
This University Campus has kept in custody
hundreds of written and perhaps thousands of unwritten poems of each
alumni. For celebrating the written ones and to compose the
unwritten; to search the lost ones and to write the new ones like
the rising Sun, the alumni association of your own University is
knocking at your door. It is taking pride in remembering you and in
sending an invitation. It is like the
long-living tradition of Punjabi Culture in
which all the married daughters, who have left their parental home
after finding their husbands, visit and revisit their parental home
and village during the Teej festival in the month of Saavan. This
association provides a forum to revel in our entities, to share our
attainments to call on our parental home and to repay our debt to
this University by tightening the knot of emotional relations
through larger societal activities.
In this initial step of the alumni, all of us
and the Punjabi University especially shall feel highly obliged by
the constructive co-operation, the valuable suggestions and
befitting contribution of each old student.
PUNJABI UNIVERSITY ALUMNI ASSOCIATION,
Name of the Association
The Name of the Association shall be PUNJABI UNIVERSITY ALUMNI ASSOCIATION,
2. Head Office
The Head Office of the Association shall be at
the Punjabi University, Patiala.
Aims and objects
The following shall be the aims and objects of
To foster a spirit of brotherhood and comradeship amongst the
alumni of the University.
To arrange and collect funds for the
development of the University.
To arrange social and cultural
To further the interests of the Punjabi
University, Patiala in general.
To provide a forum for the alumni of the
University for exchange of ideas and views on educational, cultural,
social and academic problems of the day.
To publish literature, papers and journals for
the fulfilment of the objects of the Association.
To look after the interest of the alumni of the
To open branches of the Association.
To do all other acts in furtherance of the
objects of the association.
ENTITLEMENT: The following
categories of persons shall be entitled to be enrolled as members of
Persons who have graduated from Punjabi University,
Persons who have done Post Graduate Degree, M.Phil., M.Litt.,
Ph.D. from Punjabi University, Patiala.
(iii) Persons who
have obtained diploma of at least one year duration after
Members of the teaching staff of the University
or of its affiliated colleges even though they may not be graduates
of this University.
Graduates of other Universities (Indian or
Foreign) on whom membership is conferred by the Executive Council of
Persons registered as students with Punjabi University,
Note : All Former Vice-Chancellors and former
Registrars will be members of the Association.
CATEGORIES OF MEMBERS: There will be the following categories of
2 ) Donor
3 ) Life
SUBSCRIPTION FOR MEMBERSHIP:
1. Patron :
A person may become a patron of this Association by donating
a sum of at least of Rs. 50,000/- or more
(NRI/Overseas : US$ 10,000 or equivalent with
approval of the Chief Patron)
2. Donor Member: by donating Rs. 20,000/- or
(NRI/Overseas : US$ 4000 or equivalent)
3. Life Member:
500/- (NRI/Overseas : US$ 100 or equivalent).
Member: Rs. 100 per annum (financial year basis).
Honorary Member: On whom Membership is conferred by the
The E.C. is authorised to revise the membership fees from
time to time.
The following shall be the office bearers of
Chief Patron (Vice-Chancellor - Ex-officio)
General Secretary (Dean, Alumni Relations - Ex - officio)
Joint Secretary-cum-Treasurer (Finance Officer
Punjabi University, Patiala - Ex-officio)
The Executive Council of the Association shall
consist of 21 members, including the office-bearers. Three or more
members of the Executive Council shall be nominated by the
Chief-pattern. The immediate outgoing General Secretary to be an
ex-officio member of the Executive Council. The Executive Council
shall frame the bye-laws of the Association. The term of the
Executive will be three years.
Duties and Functions of Office Bearers
The Chief Patron shall preside over the meetings of the
Association, the meetings of the Executive Council and all other
functions that may be organised by the Association.
The Chief Patron shall be the custodian of the property and
interests of the Association.
He shall call special meetings of the Executive
Council/General Body of the Association if a written requisition
signed by at least 7 members in case of Executive Council and 30
members in case of the Association is presented to him.
i ) The
president shall perform the duties and functions of the Chief Patron
in his absence. The Senior
shall perform the duties and function of the President in his
President/Senior Vice-President shall perform such other
duties and functions as may be entrusted to him by the Chief Patron
or the Executive Council.
He will be the custodian of all the records and
documents of the Association.
He will be responsible for the safe custody of
the funds of the Association and will operate bank accounts jointly
with either Secretary or Joint-Secretary-cum- treasurer on behalf of
He will call and arrange meetings of the
Executive Council and the Association.
He will record the minutes of the meetings of
the Executive Council and the Association.
He will represent the Association in all legal
proceedings and sign all legal documents on behalf of the
He will maintain an up-to-date register of
members and of all subscriptions and donations.
He will maintain a property register and all
such registers as may be necessary in connection with the work of
He will assist General Secretary in the
He will also assist General Secretary in
conducting activities of the Association.
He will assist the General Secretary in the
discharge of his duties and functions regarding finances/accounts of
He will perform such other duties and functions
as may be entrusted to him by the Executive Council.
Meetings of the Association
KINDS OF MEETINGS:
At least one meeting of the Association shall
be held during each calendar year, which will be called the 'Annual
Other general meetings shall be called by the
General Secretary in consultation with the Chief Patron.
‘Special Meetings’ shall be called by the Chief
Patron, if a written requisition signed by at least 30 members is
presented to him stating the business for which the meeting is
desired to be called.
BUSINESS TO BE TRANSACTED AT THE ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING:
to consider and adopt the Report of the General
to consider and approve the Audit Report and
the Balance-sheet for the previous year.
to consider and approve the Budget Estimates
for the next year.
to elect office-bearers of the Association, if
3 years term completed.
to elect members of the Executive Council, if 3
years term completed.
to appoint Auditors.
to consider resolutions sent in by the members
or to be moved by the Chairman or the General Secretary.
meeting of the Association will transact only the business for which the
meeting has been requisitioned.
QUORUM OF MEETINGS OF THE ASSOCIATION:
10% of the members shall constitute a quorum
for all kinds of meetings of the Association. However, for an
adjourned meeting no quorum shall be necessary.
The Chief Patron of the Association, in his
absence the President/Senior Vice-President/Vice President will
preside over the meetings of the Association. In the absence of all
of them, one of the members present will be voted to the Chair.
9. Meetings of the Executive Council
A) i) a)
At least 2 meetings of the Executive Council shall be held
during each calendar year. Those will be called Ordinary Meetings of
the Executive Council.
Special meetings shall be called by the Chief
Patron if a written requisition signed by at least seven members of
the Council is presented to him stating the business for which the
meeting is desired to be called.
Ordinary Meetings of the Executive Council will consider the
Agenda which is placed before it by the General Secretary, or such
other items as may be placed before it by the Chief Patron under
Special meeting of the Executive Council will transact only
that business for which the meeting has been requisitioned.
7 members of the Executive Council shall
constitute the quorum.
The Chief Patron/President or in his absence
the Senior Vice-President of the Association will preside over the
meetings of the Executive Council. In their absence Vice-President
or one of the members of the Executive Council present at the
meeting will be voted to the Chair.
Notice of Meetings
Meetings of the Association shall be called at a notice of at
least 15 days. However, meetings can be called, in cases of
emergency, at a shorter notice, as may be determined by the Chief
Meetings of the Executive Council shall be called at a notice
of at least 7 days. However, in cases of emergency, meetings may be
a shorter notice, as may be determined by the Chief Patron.
11. Voting and Decisions
All decisions will be taken at the meeting of
the Association and the Executive Council by a majority of votes of
members present and voting (The mode of voting shall be determined
by Chief Patron). In case of equal division of votes, the Chairman
will have a casting vote.
12. Amendment of Constitution and Bye-Laws
A proposal for the amendment of the Constitution of the
Association shall be considered at the Annual General Meeting only.
A proposal for an amendment shall be sent to the General Secretary
of the Alumni Association at least two months before the date of the
Annual General Meeting and shall be circulated by the General
Secretary to all the members at least one month before the Annual
For considering an amendment of the Constitution not less
than 100 members or 75% of the total members which ever is less
shall be required to be present at the Annual General body Meeting.
Subject to the provision made in (ii) above, an amendment of
the Constitution shall require the affirmative vote of not less than
two-third of the members present and voting.
disputes will be subject to the jurisdiction of Patiala Courts only.
If there is any doubt about the interpretation
of any clause or
sub-clause of the
Constitution and the Bye-Laws, the interpretation of the Chief
Patron shall be final and binding.
Over the years three major research thrust
areas have emerged. The first and foremost is in keeping with
objectives of its foundation – the development of Punjabi language.
For the Development of Punjabi Language, Literature and Culture, The
Department of Punjabi Language Development, Department of Punjabi,
Punjabi Literary Studies Department, Linguistics and the Department
of Lexicography have done a recommendable work. With
this aim in view the University’s Department of Punjabi Language
Development has launched a number of ambitious projects, given
fellowships and achieved commendable results. It has funded
translation of world classics into Punjabi, production of
encyclopaedias, dictionaries, reference books, text books so as to
facilitate switch over to Punjabi medium. It has also tried to
acquaint the Punjabis of its own glorious heritage as also of the
world by making the texts available in their language. To provide a
window on the world, the University has undertaken translation of
world classics of History, Culture, Philosophy, Religion and
Literature. Soon the books by Nobel Laureates will be translated
into Punjabi. Making full use of the modern advancements, Sri Guru
Granth Sahib will soon be available on internet. The major new
projects taken in hand are the English translation of Mahan Kosh by
Bhai Kahan Singh Nabha, - 'Punjab' (in five volumes) Chier Editor
Dr. J.S. Grewal, Composite History of Punjabi Literature after 1947.
The second thrust area is dissemination of
knowledge about Sikh religion. The majestic Guru Gobind Singh
Bhawan, with five imposing sides representing each religion viz.,
Sikhism, Hinduism, Buddhism, Islam and Christianity was raised to
house Department of Religious Studies. The Department has brought
out the Encyclopaedia of Sikhism and is now working on bringing it
out in Punjabi and Hindi.
The third thrust area is making Punjabis in
particular and the world community in general, aware of the
vicissitudes in the history of Punjab. With this view, Punjab
Historical Studies Department was one of the earliest to be founded
by the University under the famous historian
Dr. Ganda Singh. A special feature of the
department is its Oral Cell. Functional since 1973, it has recorded
interviews/statements of about 250 knowledgeable and distinguished
persons active in public life who stood witnesses to some important
glorious junctures in the history of India and Punjab.
Punjabi University, the premier institution of
this region, is at present passing through financial stringency and
looks up to its Alumni 's for generous donations to help it tide
over the crisis. We need financial support and moral sustenance of
well-meaning people and institutions to keep pace with the fast
changing developments in the field of technology and
infra-structure. In the light of this, the University requests you
to sponsor the noble projects and the construction of buildings at
Punjabi University, Patiala and also its satellite campus at
Bathinda, Talwandi Sabo and Mohali. The building or the block or the
floor can be named after someone according to your wishes. In
addition, you can choose to donate funds for constructing a class
room or a hostel room.
The proposed contribution can be made at the
A Building or a Block
2 crore (approx. $ 4,00,000)
1 crore (approx. $ 2,00,000)
A portion of the Floor
50 Lac (approx. $ 1,00,000)
A Class room
5 Lac (approx. $ 10,000)
A Hostel room
3 Lac (approx. $ 6,000)
Projects on Punjab History Amount of
Sikh Religion & Punjabi
Any other specific purpose
of your choice.
The cost of University education has undergone a significant
increase in the past decade. The State has raised the tuition fee on
the one side and reduced the University grant from 74 percent to 45
percent recently. The students belonging to the disadvantaged groups
are thus unable to join the professional courses for want of
resources. Such students need help from benevolent Alumni. The
accounts of scholarships will be transparent and open to scrutiny by
the donors. The donors can also be associated with the selection
process of the Scheme. The recipients, students are expected to make
a life time contribution of one percent of their salary to this
scheme after their placement.
All donations made to Punjabi University,
Patiala are exempted from the payment of Income Tax under Section
80G of the Income Tax Act, 1961.
Dean, Alumni Relations,
Punjabi University, Patiala