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