Saharanpur: In recent times, Chandigarh has emerged as the preferred destination for higher education for the students from the Uttarakhand region due to safe environment and attractive job opportunities available. Lucrative jobs due to strong presence of Multi-Nationals in Chandigarh has been the major driving reason that more and more students from the region are joining Universities and Educational Institutes in and around Chandigarh. This was stated by Dr. R.S.Bawa, Vice-Chancellor, Chandigarh University during a press conference held in Saharanpur toady. Inaugurating the University City Office cum Facilitation Centre at Saharanpur, Dr. Bawa said that, "The long pending demand of Saharanpur students and parents for Regional Office has been met and newly opened office in the city would be one-stop point for all University related services added Dr. Bawa. A team of professionals who would be counseling the students and guiding them to choose their career after 10+2 or Graduation would be available at University City office at Saharanpur said Dr.R.S.Bawa. In addition to city office, Vice-Chancellor also launched FAST TRACK web-portal that enable the board aspirants of Uttar Pardesh to download solved board examination papers of previous years, expert talk to solve their problems in subjects and other study material that would enable them to prepare for their up-coming board examinations and entrance examinations.
"The technology and information savvy student of modern era is well informed & judicious while planning his or her career and does refrain from selecting an emerging field as a career rather than choosing a contemporary one" said Dr. R.S.Bawa, Vice-Chancellor, Chandigarh University. "As a result Universities have to be well prepared by having rich Industry-Academia Interface, offering skill based education that goes beyond the scope of just churning out graduates & post-graduates as today's youth want to take-up skill oriented education which can lead to employment or entrepreneurship" added Vice-Chancellor.
Dr. Bawa revealed that "Students from Uttar Pardesh are well up-dated as they are choosing emerging areas like Data Analytics, Information Security, Cloud Computing, Bio-Technology, Animation, Film Production as their career option keeping an eye on the changing job trends offered by the Industry". More than 790 students from different parts of Uttar Pardesh which includes 130 students from Saharanpur who are currently studying at Chandigarh University.
"Students from Saharanpur region have shown brilliant performance in academics and campus placements 2016" said Chandigarh University Vice-Chancellor, Dr. R.S.Bawa. Be it the academic results in board examination, capturing top positions in University or campus recruitments by Multi-Nationals, students from this region have proved their mettle in every field, added Dr. Bawa. More than 207 students of Engineering, Management and Hotel Management from different parts of Uttar Pardesh have managed to get offer letters from top notch MNCs like Microsoft, IBM, Google, Amazon, Wipro, Cognizant, Bank of America and others during campus placements 2016, which is about 25% higher than the placements held in 2015, said Dr. Bawa. There are more than 62 students from UP who have been selected by multiple companies during campus placements. "Students such as Simran Verma who is Computer Science Engineering student from Saharanpur has been selected by 4 top notch MNCs which includes NCR Technologies, IBM, Polaris & Wipro" he said. Talking about other students from the region, Dr. Bawa said "Deepak Panwar a Mechanical Engineering student from Shamli has been selected by Deepak Nitrate & Tech-Mahindra".
"Students are now opting for Specialized and Industry Oriented Programs in emerging areas as it offers better placement opportunities and Chandigarh University has become the 1st University in the north region to offer programs in emerging areas such as Aerospace Engineering, Mechatronics Engineering, Industry Collaborative courses such as IBM Collaborative Computer Science Engineering in emerging fields of Cloud Computing, Big Data Analytics and Information Security" Vice-Chancellor.
While launching the All India Scholarship based Entrance Test, CU-SAT (Chandigarh University Scholarship and Admission Test), Dr. Bawa said, "CU-SAT would be a Scholarship based All India Entrance Test for Under-Graduate and MBA programs offered by Chandigarh University for 2017 session where students can become eligible for academic scholarships worth Rs. 10 Crores". He further added that, "The All India Entrance Test would be conducted online in the month of May-June 2017 based upon which scholarships would be offered to more than 800 students across 21 streams and students from any stream after 10+2 and MBA aspirants would be eligible to appear for the online entrance examination and Test Centers would be available across 19 states. CU-SAT 2017 would offer 100% scholarship to first 1% toppers of CU-SAT 2015 while the next 2% toppers would be given 50% scholarship during their course tenure. In addition to above CU-SAT offers guaranteed scholarship of 5% for every student who would be securing 60% in CU-SAT Entrance Examination.
As a mark of respect towards the Defense Personals for their service towards Nation, Chandigarh University announced 5% seats reserved in every course offered at university for the wards of serving/martyred defense personals. The University also announced academic scholarship upto 15% for the wards of the security/military/para-military forces who will be seeking admission in the various courses offered by the Chandigarh University.
Students from Uttar Pardesh stand to reap benefits while studying at Chandigarh University, as good placements have always been top priority which can be established by the fact that more than 457 Multi-Nationals have offered 4964 placements to 2016 passing-out students till date, VC said. Companies like Amazon, Microsoft, IBM, Google, Tech-Mahindra and L&T have visited University campus at Gharuan this year for campus recruitments.
With an endeavor to provide international academic exposure, research opportunities and international placements, Chandigarh University has achieved yet another milestone and has become North India's first university to have signed partnership with more than 150 top ranking international universities from all across the globe. Under the signed MoU's with more than 150 universities from 50 countries which includes universities from USA, Canada, UK, European Union (EU), Australia, New Zealand, Russia, Middle- East and Asian Nations.