The world is changing and so are the mindsets, demands and the academic preferences of the students around. The students these days are more conscious and aware of their career choices. They know the latest courses available in the Universities, in and around the country and their respective career options. Students are the guiding force for the universities these days in many ways. Therefore, to help its students stay ahead always and provide them with every latest development in the sector of education; Punjab Technical University makes every possible effort to implement the latest of technologies in its colleges.
The PTU’s Institute of Excellence in collaboration with University of California, Santa Cruz, to be set up in Chandigarh is its recent and biggest step to compliment the changing educational preferences of students. By setting up a foreign institute in India, PTU aims give its students foreign level of education in the country itself. Punjab Technical University endeavours to facilitate its students with Global Standards of education in India only, so that they don’t need to go abroad for further studies.
According to Dr. Rajneesh Arora, Vice Chancellor, PTU who has been working steadfastly for making Punjab a global hub for higher education and innovation informed, “This is not a Memorandum of Understanding but a Memorandum of Commitment. It is in fact one of the finest examples of Indo-US collaboration when it comes to furthering technical education. There is a sense of urgency to fulfill the human development needs of the people and, therefore, we intend to start, albeit in a limited manner, as early as June 2014.”
“The long term vision of IOE is to enable any student who otherwise qualifies on merit to attend the institution even if he/she is unable to afford the cost. For this purpose, IOE intends to raise funds via grants and donation to finance scholarships for needy students and also to meet other obligations,” added Dr. Arora.
With this global and a distinguished step, PTU aims to make its students at par excellence from the students of any country and of any field of education.