JAMMU, Nov 13: University of Canberra, Australia, has inked a pact with the Chandigarh University Gharuan, which offers mutual corporation in Research & Academics in the field of Media Studies, Health Sciences, Agricul-tural Sciences and Business Management.
Prof Deep Saini, Vice-Chan-cellor, University of Canberra signed the Memorandum-of-Understanding (MoU) with Chandigarh University in the presence of the delegation from University of Canberra, Australia which included Prof Nick Klomp, Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Academics), Rongyui Li, Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Student Affairs and Partnerships), Satnam Singh, Chancellor, Chandigarh Unive-rsity and Dr R S Bawa, Vice-Chancellor, Chandigarh Unive-rsity.
While addressing the students, Prof Deep said, “The signed MoU would have multi-dimensional role as it would open new avenues such as Student Exchange Progr-ams, Joint Research Initiatives, Dual Degree Programs, Semester Aboard for the students from both the universities”. To begin with, both the universities have agreed to form a Joint Research Working Group that would look into areas of mutual corporation which includes Media Studies, Bio-Technology, Agricultural Sciences, Health Sciences and Business Management.
“During the last decade, Australia has been successful in offering a conducive learning environment, affordable education, lucrative career opportunities, safe and secure lifestyle which has resulted in emerging as the most preferred destination for higher education amongst the Indian students” Prof Saini added. He further said that due to several initiatives taken by Australian Government in terms of liberalizing the visa policy, there has been a 14 percent jump in number of Indian students coming to Australia for their higher education over the last 2 years.
Satnam Singh Sandhu, Chancellor, Chandigarh Unive-rsity said, “It’s a matter of great pride for us that University of Canberra which ranks amongst the top 100 Emerging Univer-sities of World, has joined hands with us. The students of both the universities would be benefited from the MoU which exclusively focuses on the career development of their respective student.”