By Tricitynews Reporter
Chandigarh 13th October:- IK Gujral Punjab Technical University has inked an agreement with Canada’s leading Government institution, Brock University of Canada to help students of its affiliated colleges to complete their further studies in Canada.
Dr. Buta Singh Sidhu, Dean Academic Studies of IKG PTU, who had been in Canada last month, announced this here today at a Symposium of Education Partnership Programme for its affiliated colleges.
Addressing over 20 representatives from its different affiliated colleges, Dr Sidhu said that the tripartite agreement has been signed by IKG PTU with the Brock University and the Canadian Immiigration Centre, one of the leading immigration and education facilitators of Canada, for lateral entry of the students in the bachelors and masters programme there.
Dr. Buta Singh Sidhu informed that the graduates from any of the PTU affiliated colleges would now be able to join advanced graduate or post-graduate programmes in their respective areas of specialization at the Brock University and would receive credit for their studies here, for which the PTU’s syllabus has already been mapped.
PTU had signed up an MoU last year with the University of Fraser Valley, and now after Brock University intends to bring on board several more leading institutions of Canada including Kwantlen Polytech University, and University of Northern British Columbia, Dr Sidhu added.
Parvinder Burn, founder and CEO of Canadian Immigration Centre, from Canada, who has facilitated the collaboration, informed that the students have a clear advantage of saving on fee besides getting the opportunity to work in Canada with three-year work permit which can be availed after the completion of their studies. He further informed that those desirous of acquiring prestigious international qualifications and working abroad can take the safest route through this programme. He also informed that colleges also have the opportunity to start twining programme with the Canadian universities if they so desire with either half+
Dr. Buta Singh Sidhu said that the global exposure, coupled with the effectively crafted curriculum, will expose PTU students to the latest concepts in the field and give them an edge in the domestic and global job market.