Education

Doors wide open for Canada

Punjab Tribune Bureau | February 05, 2019 06:23 PM
Canadian delegation members led by Dr. Jodi Abbott President and Chief Executive Officer (CEO), NorQuest College and MRSPTU, Vice Chancellor, Dr. Mohan Paul Singh Ishar

BATHINDA: Under its robust International Exchange programmes for the bright future of the younger generation of the state, the government sector Maharaja Ranjit Singh Punjab Technical University (MRSPTU) will  sign a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with NorQuest College, Edmonton, Alberta (Canada) paving the way for opening doors wide open for the students aspiring to undertake study abroad.

A high level delegation from NorQuest College, Edmonton, Alberta (Canada) visited Maharaja Ranjit Singh Punjab Technical University (MRSPTU) here on Tuesday to finalise collaborations in the potential areas of   academic upgrading, employment programs, continuing education, health (Pharmacy), Business, Research,  exchange of faculty, staff and students, study opportunities for visiting international students and joint Research Projects .

Canadain delegation of norquest college visits mrsptu-collaboration in potential areas finalised

MRSPTU, Vice-Chancellor, Dr. Mohan Paul Singh Ishar, Registrar, Dr. Jasbir Singh Hundal, Giani Zail Singh Campus Director, Dr Savina Bansal, Deans/directors and Head of Departments welcomed the Canadian delegation comprising Dr. Jodi Abbott President and Chief Executive Officer (CEO), NorQuest College, Ms. Nancy Thornton, Manager, Strategic Integration and Stakeholder Relations, NorQuest International, Ms. Simrit Parmar, Consultant, Business and Program Development, NorQuest International, Mr. Jonathan Robb, Director, Strategic Integration and Stakeholder Relations.

MoU will be signed between MRSPTU, Bathinda and NorQuest College at a special ceremony to be held in the presence Punjab Technical Education and Industrial Training, Employment Generation and Training, Minister, S. Charanjit Singh Channi, Canadian delegation and dignitaries on February 7 at Chandigarh.

University officials discussing exchange programes and possible collaborations between the Institutes at MRSPTU on Tuesday
 Giving a presentation to the Deans/Director and heads of the department of University at  Conference room here on Tuesday, Dr. Abbot  briefed about the Norquest College, which is one of the leading institutes in Alberta, Canada offers various fulltime and online workforce-relevant programs across a wide range of disciplines, taught by exceptional faculty who are connected and engaged in their industry like health-related courses Pharmacy Technician, Medical Office Assistant and Business programs i.e Business Administration, Administrative Professional etc.

In view the increasing passion of Punjabi youth to embark study abroad, the MOU will facilitate aspiring youths, jobs for Punjabis overseas, exploring educational opportunities for visiting international students, exchange of faculty, staff and students, joint projects that are externally funded. Today the employment is the need of the hour and this MoU will generate the opportunities for students to go abroad after completing their degrees and graduation from MRSPTU.

While elaborating about the MoU, Dr. Mohan Paul Singh Ishar said that in this program, MRSPTU along with NorQuest College will start one plus one course (two year diploma) in various disciplines like academic upgrading, employment programs, continuing education, health (Pharmacy), Business, in which students will study for one year in MRSPTU and complete the second year in NorQuest College. This will save time and cost for Indian students to get different work permits and continue for higher studies at abroad.

MRSPTU, Dean Pharmaceutical Sciences and Technology Prof. Ashish Baldi gave a presentation to the Canadian delegation regarding the University, infrastructure and training facilities.  The guests were also honoured with traditional Phlukaris . The delegation took a round of the upcoming University Campus and various departments.  

 

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