CU announces scholarships for wards of J&K teachers

Vice-Chancellor of Chandigarh University addressing a press conference at Jammu on Wednesday. — Excelsior/Rakesh
Vice-Chancellor of Chandigarh University addressing a press conference at Jammu on Wednesday. — Excelsior/Rakesh

Excelsior Correspondent
JAMMU, May 22: The Vice-Chancellor of Chandigarh University today announced academic scholarships worth Rs 10 crores , which will be offered through an All India Scholarship based Entrance Test, CU-SAT (Chandigarh University Scholarship and Admission Test) that is currently being conducted online across 19 States.
The All India Entrance Test would offer scholarships to more than 800 students in more than 50 Under-Graduate and MBA programs offered at Chandigarh University.
In addition, CU has offered 10 percent academic scholarship to the wards of school teachers and university/college professors of J&K State as a mark of respect for their contribution towards building strong future for the nation.
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While the University has continued 5 percent seats reservation in every course for the wards of serving/martyred defense personnels, the CU will offer academic scholarship upto 25 percent for the wards of the security/military/para-military forces who will be seeking admission in the various courses offered by the Chandigarh University.
Sharing this information with the media-persons during a press conference, here today, the Vice-Chancellor of Chandigarh University, Dr R S Bawa informed that currently there are more than 1900 students from different parts of J&K, including 1200 from Jammu region, who are studying at Chandigarh University.
“The University has a regional office cum counseling center in Jammu and more than 3000 students from different parts of the State have taken career guidance from our team of professional career experts which shows that students from the region are well informed about the changing industry expectations and skills that are now available in market” Dr Bawa added.
Further, a team of professionals is available at University City Office through-out the year to help the students and guide them to choose their career after 10+2 or Graduation. The career counselling facility is available free-of-cost at Jammu City Office in which any Matric, 10+2 or graduate student could walk-in for getting professional career guidance for which the student would undergo psychometric test based upon which they would be given Career Advisory Report that would help them to choose their field of interest.
Informing that the students from Jammu region have shown brilliant performance in academics and campus placements, the Chandigarh University Vice-Chancellor said that more than 350 students of Engineering, Management, Mass-Communication, Animation, Bio-Technology, Law and Hotel Management from Jammu & Kashmir have managed to bag 410 offer letters from top notch MNCs like Microsoft, IBM, Google, Amazon, Wipro, Cognizant, Bank of America and others during campus placements.
“There are more than 60 students from the region who have been selected by multiple companies during campus placements. Students such as Arya Anand who is a Mechanical Engineering student from Jammu has created a record in campus placements by getting selected in 6 top notch MNCs, which include Wipro, Tech-Mahindra, MU-Sigma, Tata Technologies, Think & Learn and IBM,” he said.
Talking about other students from Kashmir, Dr Bawa said that Uzar Ashraf, a MBA student from Srinagar has been selected by DCB Bank, Alankit Industries and Talent Corner.
Vice-Chancellor further informed that students from the State of J&K are also doing excellent work in the field of Research, Innovation and entrepreneurship. In the field of research, out of the total 390 patents filed during last 3 years by the students and faculty of Chandigarh University, 16 patents have been filed by the students from J&K, he said and added that there has been 8 new start-ups by students of J&K at Chandigarh University Technology Business Incubator (CU-TBI) which have running successfully