Chandigarh

COLLABORATION WITH CANADA WILL TAKE PU TO GREATER HEIGHTS : GROVER

November 01, 2017 08:36 PM

Chandigarh (Face2News)

Prof. Arun Kumar Grover, Vice Chancellor, Panjab University(PU), Chandigarh attended the 4th Annual Event of the PU Campus Alumni Association, Surrey, Canada, as the Chief Guest. The association is the registered body of students who have studied at PU Campus. While addressing the media here today related to his recent visit to Canada, he informed that around 400 Indian Diaspora doing well in Canada and settled there, were present at the event.

Prof. Grover informed that their visit to three Universities namely University of British Columbia, Simon Fraser University and Fraser Valley University was in the background of Government of India inviting proposals from 100 Universities for funding of 10 Institutes of Excellence in India. He proposed for building partnership with them along with participation of CRIKC. 

 Prof. Grover informed that their visit to three Universities namely University of British Columbia, Simon Fraser University and Fraser Valley University was in the background of Government of India inviting proposals from 100 Universities for funding of 10 Institutes of Excellence in India. He proposed for building partnership with them along with participation of CRIKC. He further informed that all efforts will be made to entice good Universities to partner with PU and CRIKC institutes. He explored the role of Alumni settled there to identity the gaps in making PU as an Institute of Excellence in India. He informed that PU has made concerted efforts to build bridges between India and Canada seeking for partnerships between the two countries,.

Prof. Grover informed that he is looking for Canada-India research partnership which will improve lives in both the countries. He wanted PU to emulate good practices making it as centre for excellence & research. He is very hopeful that if things are done rightly the journey of PU as national institute towards global institute will began. If PU gets Government support, we see PU as a healthy institute hungry to move forward, he added.

Prof. Grover informed about the IC-Impacts, Canada-India Research Centre of Excellence which is a unique approach of bringing together Government, Industry, Universities and local communities to solve problems through applied research for which even PU is making its efforts to collaborate and have knowledge transfer between India and Canada.

Prof. Anil Monga, Dean, Alumni Relations informed that alumni settled in Canada felt highly motivated by our presence in the 4th Alumni Meet and offered all help in making PU a global brand.

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