Published: 27th January 2021
Chandigarh University becomes first Indian varsity to sign MoUs with world's top 306 universities
The international partnerships are a win-win situation both for the academic institutions and students as they share academic, cultural and research resources
Chandigarh University has become the first Indian University to have signed Memorandum-of-Understanding (MoUs) with World's Top 306 Universities under its International Academic Alliance (IAA) flagship program. Besides getting the benefit of global exposure, the students & faculty of Chandigarh University are entitled for Student Exchange, Faculty Exchange, Semester Exchange, being a part of Joint Research Initiatives, become members of international student & faculty research groups, present papers at international conferences.
More than 1200 students from CU of fields like Engineering, Law, Hotel Management, Journalism, Management, Agriculture, Forensic Sciences, Applied Health Sciences and Tourism have taken benefit under the International Academic Partnership program. While giving details of the IAA flagship program, Dr RS Bawa, Pro-Chancellor, Chandigarh University said, "Top ranked universities including QS World rank universities from countries like USA, UK, Canada, Australia, European Union, SAARC Countries have joined hands with Chandigarh University.
The international partnerships are a win-win situation both for the academic institutions and students as they share academic, cultural and research resources." It is also important to mention here that Chandigarh University is also a member of International Association of Universities (IAU) and Association of Commonwealth Universities (ACU)."Students from 40 countries are currently undergoing their higher education in more than 135 Under-Graduate and Post-Graduate programs at Chandigarh University," added Dr Bawa.
Besides academic learning, the benefit of International Academic Alliance program, the students also stand a chance to grab global placement opportunities. "World's top entertainment and hospitality company, Walt Disney has selected 155 students from Hotel Management, Tourism, Finance & Management programs over the last five year," said Pro-Chancellor. Foreign universities have also offered scholarships worth Rs 15 Crores to CU students which has provided financial assistance to the students who have the dream of studying abroad. Satnam Singh Sandhu, Chancellor, Chandigarh University said, "Students from India have always dreamed of studying abroad or adding some international exposure to their higher education."