The motive behind establishing the college is to promote auxiliary occupations of animal husbandry and dairy, besides producing veterinary scientists, he said here.
The college would be affiliated to the Guru Angad Dev Veterinary and Animal Sciences University, he said after a high-level meeting to take stock of the preparedness of his department to commence operation at the college.
During the meeting, the varsity's vice chancellor, A S Nanda, informed the minister that the proposal for the recruitment of teaching and non-teaching staff for the college has already been put before the Punjab government.
Sidhu directed the additional chief secretary of the department, G Vajralingam to personally take up the matter with the finance department and get the sanction for staff recruitment.
Vajralingam said the proposal for the recruitment of 88 veterinary scientist and 165 non-teaching staff, which includes clerks, laboratory technicians and field workers, has been put forwarded by the university.
He said sanction for the recruitment will be soon taken from the finance department.
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