The Punjab Government has decided to run the courses in the Sri Guru Gobind Singh Skill Institute at Sri Chamkaur Sahib, Rupnagar as a joint venture of IKGPTU and IIT Rupnagar. This was in principle approved during a meeting held at IIT, Rupnagar under the chairmanship of Technical Education and Industrial Training Minister Mr. Charanjit Singh Channi. The meeting was held to review consultancy and execution of Civil Work of Sri Guru Gobind Singh Skill Institute at Sri Chamkaur Sahib, Rupnagar.After the meeting the Technical Education Minister disclosed that the pass out students would be awarded a joint certification by IKGPTU and IIT, Rupnagar. He said that it was unanimously decided to start the first batch of Sri Guru Gobind Singh Institute from the academic session 2020-21 at the temporary site of IIT Ropar provisional campus on Manali Road, Ropar. 'Regarding intake of students in the first academic year it was decided to initially start the 10 units of courses with 30 students in each unit and thus making the intake of 300 students in the first year' added Channi.The Minister further said that the IIT, Rupnagar would also work as mentor for setting up of the Skill Development University Sri Chamkaur Sahib. He said that it was decided that IIT Rupnagar would provide roadmap and guidelines for setting up of the infrastructure, labs, human resource, academics and curriculum of the Skill University. Prominent amongst others present in the meeting included SK Das, Director, IIT, Rupngar, Ajay Sharma, VC, IKGPTU, Vimal Kumar Setia, IAS Director, Technical Education Department, SS Kaura, Advisor, Skill Development, Mohanbir Singh, Additional Director, Technical Education, YS Brar, Director, Chamkaur Sahib Campus, Narinder Pal Singh, Deputy Director, Technical Education, Dr. S.S Padhee, HoD, Corporate Relations, IIT Ropar, Dr. Asad Sahir, HoD, Professional Development, IIT Ropar, Director, IIT Ropar, Prof. Harpreet Singh, Dean ICSR&II, IIT Ropar, Dr. Puneet Goel, Assistant Prof, CSE, IIT Ropar, Dr. Narinder Singh, Associate Professor, Department of Chemistry, IIT Ropar, Dr. Rakesh Kumar, Assistant Professor, Department of Physics, IIT Ropar and Neeraj Mohan, Nodal Officer, IKGPTU.