Punjab Technical University to help students study abroad

July 17th, 2008 - 7:30 pm ICT by IANS  

Kolkata, July 17 (IANS) The Punjab Technical University (PTU), Jalandhar, is all set to collaborate with leading universities and colleges in the US and Australia to help Indian students pursue their studies abroad, a university official said here Thursday. “We will collaborate with some of the leading universities of Australia. In the US, we are entering into arrangements with several leading educational institutes, including Stanford University, in March 2009,” Ajesh Gugnani, PTU director (operations), said at a press conference here.

The university has entered into tie-ups with Britain-based Birmingham City University, New College Nottingham, University College and City College Norwich this June, he said.

“These tie-ups will help PTU students in India to continue their studies abroad without any hassles,” said Gugani.

He said the institute was looking at possible agreements with universities in Gulf countries like Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates (UAE).

“We have collaboration offers from 129 universities of Gulf countries - the majority being from Saudi Arabia and the UAE. At present, we are going through their detailed profiles before taking any decision,” he said.

Keeping in mind the demand for management professionals in all industries, the PTU will start advanced courses in hotel, retail, risk and insurance management from its August session.

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