Golden Hearts Scholarship Scheme

Punjabi University has taken a lead in filling the widening gulf between privileged and under-privileged by imparting technical education to brighter students from rural areas. To fulfill the dream of Sri Guru Gobind SinghJi to make Talwandi Sabo as Guru Ki Kashi, Punjabi University has taken this major step by establishing Yadavindra College of Engineering at its campus at Talwandi Sabo. This step has proved a milestone in the spread of technical education in educationally backward rural areas. The people living in rural areas of Punjab have lagged behind in all areas. They are deprived of even the basic amenities of life including health and education. No good doctor and teacher prefer to serve these people living in the rural areas. Brain drain from rural to urban has become a prominent feature. On every front they are deprived, under-privileged and a neglected lot. But all this does not imply that their children do not have the talent to outgrow the deficiencies and develop into useful citizens of our country. Strength of character, sense of service, compassion which is a unique feature of rural youth can be of great value to the nation if their talent is nurtured and developed. Punjabi University has come forward to shoulder this responsibility through Golden Heart Scholarship Scheme.


Children from rural areas after 10thclass are selected on the basis of objective criteria to impart quality training of +2 levels and then are upgraded to four-year degree level course in engineering in prime disciplines. For this scheme, no grant from the government is sought. Punjabi University is aware that poor parents living in rural areas are unable to afford even the minimum required fee for the engineering courses; hence the University is making efforts to raise interest-free loan scholarships from the benevolent donors and institutions.