PU organized a seminar on Strengthening UK-India Higher Education Relations and Chevening Gurukul Fellowship

Dean International Students, Panjab University(PU), Chandigarh organized a seminar on Strengthening UK-India Higher Education Relations and Chevening Gurukul Fellowship alongwith the British Deputy High Commissioner Office, Chandigarh, here today 
            Prof. Karamjeet Singh, Registrar, PU inaugurated the seminar and encouraged students to look for opportunities to study in the best universities of the world so as to improve their skills and in turn help the systems in their own country to improve. 
            Mr. Andrew Ayre, British Deputy High Commissioner, Chandigarh, gave presentation highlighting the educational opportunities for students studying in UK. He said UK is adiverse, multicultural society, home to an Indian diaspora of 1.5 million. Further he said in India hosts the largest Chevening Scholarships and Fellowships country programme in the world. He also mentioned that the Chevening Scholarship offers financial support along with the opportunity to become part of the highly regarded and influential Chevening global network. Dr. Sandeep Singh Kaura, Advisor, Skill development, Government of Punjab spoke on The UK experience- Chevening Gurukul Fellowship. He spoke about the advantages of this scholarship and how it helped him in developing his inner potentialities for his onward journey as an entrepreneur and as an adviser to skills India. 

            Prof Nandita Singh, Dean International Students, spoke about the heightened interest of  various universities from all over the world in the academic programmes and research 
collaboration with Panjab University. How these joint projects  will add value for our 
existing courses needs to be worked out. About 200 students including faculty members attended this seminar. Dr Monika and Dr Sharma hosted the event.               The program ended with a question and answer session in which many students sought clarification with regard to these scholarships. Prof. Upasana Joshi Sethi, Director, UIAMS, PU proposed vote of thanks and highlighted the need for such interactions.        

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