Mehr Chand Polytechnic College , Jalandhar under the aegis of Department of Technical Education Punjab , organized an International Conference on 18th Feb. 2015 at hotel Mountview in Chandigarh in which visiting dignitaries from Hackney Community College , London (UK) including Principal Ian Ashman, Associate Director Ms. Tayebeh kazempour and Teacher Training Co-ordinator Mr. Liam Brownee participated . Director , Technical Education , Punjab Sh. B. Purushartha presided over the Conference organized to share the best practices of Hackney Community College London & Mehr Chand Polytechnic College Jalandhar to the other leading Technical Institutions of Punjab in order to encourage skill development in Punjab . Principal Ian Ashman presented through slides about the Best practices of Hackney Community College London . Ms Tayabeh gave the details of 2 day staff training workshop , she conducted at Mehr Chand Polytechnic . Principal Jagroop Singh highlighted the lessons learnt and other innovative changes brought about in Mehr Chand Polytechnic as a result of this partnership program sponsored by UKIERI . Director B. Purushartha in his presidential speech referred Mehr Chand Polytechnic as a role model to be emulated by other Polytechnic of Punjab . He said such international partnership are necessary for skill development in Punjab. Justice N.K. Sud , Vice President DAV CMC , New Delhi , Sh. Buta Singh , Dean Academic PTU , Sh. Mohanbir Singh , Additional Director , Technical Education , Sh. C.L.Kochher , Prof. Y.K. Anand and about 20 Principal of various Polytechnics and other College participated in this Conference . Justice N.K Sud presented vote of thanks on behalf of DAV Management and Staff & students of Mehr Chand Polytechnic .