IBM-CU Col­lab­o­ra­tion turns out to be a Suc­cess Story for

In­dus­try-Academia Part­ner­ship

Business Sphere - - CHANDIGARH UNIVERSITY - By Our Correspondent

The col­lab­o­ra­tion between Chandi­garh Univer­sity Gharuan and IBM (NYSE: IBM) has been a unique suc­cess story of in­dus­try-academia part­ner­ship aimed at train­ing and pro­duc­ing the nextgen­er­a­tion tal­ent for the in­dus­try. The univer­sity is of­fer­ing IBM Col­lab­o­ra­tive En­gi­neer­ing and MBA pro­grams, de­signed to ad­dress key skill gaps in emerg­ing tech­nol­ogy ar­eas, and to­day an­nounced the pass­ing-out of the first aca­demic batch. More than 53 en­gi­neer­ing stu­dents com­pleted their com­puter sci­ence en­gi­neer­ing de­gree in the emerg­ing ar­eas of Big Data, In­for­ma­tion Se­cu­rity and Cloud Com­put­ing. While ad­dress­ing the me­dia, Chai­tanya N Sreeni­vas, Vice Pres­i­dent & HR Head, IBM In­dia & South Asia, said, “We col­lab­o­rated with Chandi­garh Univer­sity in 2014 for a first of its kind in­te­grated pro­gram which has set new bench­marks for all the in­dus­try academia part­ner­ships and we are happy to learn that IBM has once again been the first to cre­ate in­no­va­tive mod­els which other com­pa­nies have now started fol­low­ing.” He added, “This is a re­it­er­a­tion of our Ca­reer Ed­u­ca­tion out­reach pro­gram to en­sure deep-skilling part­ner­ship with In­dian Uni­ver­si­ties and the fact that we are work­ing with the ecosys­tem to up­skill the stu­dent com­mu­nity in niche rel­e­vant tech­nolo­gies to en­able them to get in­dus­try ready.” Sreeni­vas con­tin­ued, “Over the pe­riod of 4 years, the pro­gram has gar­nered pop­u­lar­ity amongst the stu­dent com­mu­nity and cur­rently more than 1000 En­gi­neer­ing and MBA stu­dents in their var­i­ous semesters are be­ing taught via the on-cam­pus de­liv­ery model at Chandi­garh Univer­sity which has been co-de­signed and co­taught by IBM and CU.” Terming in­dus­try-academia part­ner­ship as the need of the hour, Sat­nam Singh Sandhu, Chan­cel­lor, said, “Tech­nol­ogy is fast evolv­ing and the in­dus­try is look­ing for pro­fes­sion­als who can not only con­trib­ute to­wards their growth but also can cope with the chang­ing de­mands in the cor­po­rate world which makes the strate­gic part­ner­ship between in­dus­try and academia even

more im­por­tant in the present era. “It is for the first time that any In­dian Univer­sity has gone be­yond the con­ven­tional scope of award­ing just de­grees. Chandi­garh Univer­sity has been suc­cess­ful in im­part­ing skill-based ed­u­ca­tion and has helped to pre­pare the stu­dents as per the in­dus­try re­quire­ments.” The IBM-CU col­lab­o­ra­tive pro­grams of­fer mul­ti­ple ad­van­tages to the stu­dents in the form of ex­pe­ri­en­tial learn­ing, in­dus­try ex­po­sure and learn­ing of emerg­ing tech­nolo­gies that en­hances their ca­reer scope, Sandhu added. “It’s a win-win sit­u­a­tion for the stu­dent com­mu­nity, in­dus­try and univer­sity. The stu­dents gain in the form of en­hanced learn­ing of new tech­nolo­gies and good place­ments while the in­dus­try gains in the form of get­ting trained hu­man re­sources”. The cam­pus place­ment record of the first batch proves the suc­cess story of the col­lab­o­ra­tion as 37 out of the 38 stu­dents who sat for cam­pus in­ter­views have been se­lected by top blue-chip com­pa­nies with in­dus­try best pack­ages.

Pun­jab Gov­er­nor hon­ors Chandi­garh Univer­sity Chan­cel­lor for his con­tri­bu­tion in the field of Ed­u­ca­tion and So­cial Ser­vice

Re­ward­ing his rich con­tri­bu­tion in the field of Higher Ed­u­ca­tion and Serv­ing the So­ci­ety, Sat­nam Singh Sandhu Chan­cel­lor Chandi­garh Univer­sity was to­day awarded with Spe­cial Red Cross Award by Pun­jab Gov­er­nor and UT Ad­min­is­tra­tor, VP Singh Bad­nore. In a glit­ter­ing cer­e­mony or­ga­nized by In­dian Red Cross So­ci­ety at Chandi­garh, Univer­sity Chan­cel­lor was given this honor as he was re­spon­si­ble in pro­vid­ing the best aca­demic fa­cil­i­ties, in­dus­try fo­cused learn­ing and am­ple num­ber of job op­por­tu­ni­ties to the youth of the coun­try. In the field of Serv­ing the So­ci­ety Chandi­garh Univer­sity has signed a MoU with In­dian Red Cross So­ci­ety un­der-which univer­sity stu­dents would be en­cour­aged to par­tic­i­pate in com­mu­nity ser­vice and other so­cial ser­vice tasks such as Blood Do­na­tion, Swachh Bharat, Help­ing Old and Needy peo­ple by do­nat­ing their be­long­ings and Tree Plan­ta­tion.

CU Gharuan In­ter­na­tional Medal Win­ners honored by Pun­jab Gov­ern­ment

Ankur Saini & Savita Ku­mari honored with Award-of-Honor dur­ing First Sports Con­clave Pun­jab Gov­ern­ment has awarded bud­ding sports-per­sons of Chandi­garh Univer­sity who have won In­ter­na­tional Medals for the coun­try in var­i­ous sports. In a glit­ter­ing cer­e­mony held at Chandi­garh, Pun­jab Cabi­net Min­is­ter and for­mer crick­eter, Navjot Singh Sidhu gave Awards of Honor to Ankur Singh Saini and Savita Ku­mari dur­ing the first sports con­clave. Ankur Singh Saini had won sil­ver medal for In­dia dur­ing the Com­mon­wealth Taek­wondo Cham­pi­onship 201718 in the 55 kg cat­e­gory which was or­ga­nized at Mon­treal, Canada in which teams from more than 26 coun­tries par­tic­i­pated. While Savita Ku­mari had won sil­ver medal for the coun­try in the 47 kg cat­e­gory dur­ing the Asian Pow­er­lift­ing Cham­pi­onship 2018 which was or­ga­nized by Asian Pow­er­lift­ing Fed­er­a­tion at Udaipur in Ra­jasthan. “I am de­lighted to have re­ceived the Award from Navjot Singh Sidhu who him­self was one the best sports-per­sons in the field of cricket and had brought glory for the coun­try in the game” said Ankur Singh Saini af­ter re­ceiv­ing award. Head of the Sports De­part­ment, Chandi­garh Univer­sity, Dr. Ma­hesh Jait­ley ac­com­pa­nied the sportsper­sons dur­ing the award cer­e­mony. “Giv­ing im­por­tance to sports and with a mis­sion to pro­duce the next gen­er­a­tion of sports-per­sons who

can bring medals for the coun­try, Univer­sity has pro­vided spe­cial fa­cil­i­ties for the bud­ding sportsper­sons around the coun­try which in­cludes 100% aca­demic schol­ar­ships, free ac­com­mo­da­tion, state-of-theart gym­na­sium and coach­ing fa­cil­ity from the ex­pe­ri­enced coaches in their re­spec­tive sports” said Dr. Jaitely.

About Chandi­garh Univer­sity

Chandi­garh Univer­sity ( CU) is a lead­ing In­dian In­sti­tu­tion of­fer­ing its stu­dents a unique amal­ga­ma­tion of pro­fes­sional and aca­demic ex­cel­lence. Ranked among Asia’s best and fastest grow­ing uni­ver­si­ties, CU has cou­pled the ex­pe­ri­ence of top in­dus­try lead­ers and renowned aca­demi­cians and fos­ters a worldly ap­proach. Wide spec­trum of pro­grams paired with flex­i­bil­ity, ex­pe­ri­en­tial learn­ing and in­ter­dis­ci­plinary ori­en­ta­tion eman­ci­pate our stu­dents to ex­plore their in­ter­ests and pur­sue ful­fill­ing ca­reers. At CU we are groom­ing stu­dents to be so­cially sen­si­tive through in­tel­lec­tu­ally chal­leng­ing and con­tem­po­rary di­verse cul­ture. The name of the univer­sity is

in­spired name from The City Beau­ti­ful – Chandi­garh, known as epit­ome of cul­tural her­itage and ur­ban­iza­tion. CU of­fers unique and in­spi­ra­tional aca­demic model de­signed to match the in­ter­na­tional stan­dards. Wide spec­trum of pro­grams are paired with flex­i­bil­ity, ex­pe­ri­en­tial learn­ing and in­ter­dis­ci­plinary ori­en­ta­tion. CU is in­volved in a world-class re­search, with out­stand­ing re­sults in the lat­est Re­search ex­cel­lence frame­work. Chandi­garh Univer­sity has a dy­namic aca­demi­cian fra­ter­nity drawn from top uni­ver­si­ties na­tion­ally and in­ter­na­tion­ally. CU of­fers most con­ducive stu­dent­fac­ulty ra­tio at CU is 19:1, of­fer­ing 85 per­cent stu­dent sat­is­fac­tion. CU pro­vides global per­spec­tive to its grad­u­ates, to fa­cil­i­tate our stu­dents with global learn­ing op­por­tu­ni­ties, CU has part­nered with more than 150 top ranked uni­ver­si­ties world­wide. Around 61% of our stu­dents come from 29 In­dian states, 5 Union Ter­ri­to­ries and 30 Na­tions, so CU has a cos­mopoli­tan, friendly and in­clu­sive at­mos­phere As a stu­dent-cen­tric univer­sity, Chandi­garh Univer­sity pro­vides op­ti­mal learn­ing ex­pe­ri­ences and ser­vices that lead to stu­dent suc­cess. We em­pow­ers our stu­dents to take re­spon­si­bil­ity for their aca­demic work, so­cial life and ca­reer de­vel­op­ment. CU has state-of- the- art tech­nol­ogy in­te­grated into every area of the univer­sity. From in­house de­signed and im­ple­mented univer­sity in­for­ma­tion man­age­ment sys­tem ( UIMS) to high speed in­ter­net ac­cess all around cam­pus we are driven by tech­nol­ogy. Chandi­garh Univer­sity is a not-for-profit univer­sity that is un­der­pinned by the eth­i­cal pro­fes­sional gov­er­nance, in­volv­ing the stu­dents and staff in cre­ation of healthy vi­brant and sus­tain­able so­ci­ety.

Sat­nam Singh Sandhu, Chan­cel­lor, Chandi­garh Univer­sity

Chai­tanya N Sreeni­vas, Vice Pres­i­dent & HR Head, IBM In­dia & South Asia

Pun­jab Cabi­net Min­is­ter and for­mer crick­eter, Navjot Singh Sidhu gave Awards of Honor to Savita Ku­mari dur­ing the first sports con­clave

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