CTE Institute of Pharmacy in collaboration with Vasan Eye Care, Ludhiana, successfully organized Free Eye check-up camp under the guidance of Dr. Inderpreet Singh, Medical Director of the Vasan Eye Care, Ludhiana, along with his team members, on 2nd Nov 2012, at PCTE Campus 2, Ludhiana. On this occasion Dr. G. S. Gill, Director Administration inaugurated the camp where 270 students, faculty members & staff of PCTE & people from nearby villages availed this opportunity. Experts guided and diagnosed the ophthalmic problems. Precautionary guidelines were provided for managing eye infections. B-Pharmacy students actively participated and learned about the management skills required in the Eye Hospitals. Dr. K.N.S Kang, Director General, PCTE Group of Institutes emphasised that many of these types of camps to be organized in future, will help in creating awareness towards health. All faculty and staff members made this event successful under the guidance of Dr. S. K. Munshi, Dean Sixty new International students were welcomed to PCTE Group of Institutes in a welcome bash with lunch, party, DJ, music, games and dancing. In all there are now 119 students from 16 different countries studying at PCTE campus. Amidst this gala of events, they were addressed by His Excellency, Maj Gen V Namgyel, Ambassador of Bhutan to India, Japan, Afghanistan and Nepal after lunch. He said they had half the world come together right here at PCTE, and they should make the best of it. These friends alone can mean trade, opportunities, and life long friendship. He encouraged them to bond with each other. In this session 16 international students out of total 60 have joined from five new countries namely Kyrgyzstan, Macedonia, Namibia, South Sudan, and Burundi, and about 40 students passed out this year from various countries, informed Dr. K.N.S.Kang, Director General, PCTE Group of Institutes. International students from USA, Rwanda, Afghanistan, Bhutan, Tanzania, Mozambique, Angola, Lesotho, Rwanda, Uganda and Zimbabwe were already studying in PCTE. Dr. Kang said, “Ten students from South Sudan, 11 from Angola, 11 from Uganda and one each from Macedonia and Kyrgyzstan, 3 from Burundi, 1 from Namibia, 6 from Afghanistan, 7 from Tanzania, 3 from Rwanda have joined PCTE this year.” He further elaborated that this year 19 International students have joined in BBA, 3 students have joined in B.Sc ATHM, 25 students in BCA, 2 students in B.Com (Professional), 4 students in B. Pharma, 3 students in Bio Tech, 2 students in MBA IB and 1 student in each MBA and M.Sc IT. He said that the presence of International students in the institute builds up the morale of the Indian national students as well. To be at international global level one can groom oneself by having diverse opinions within the classroom, henceforth providing immense exposure to the students at large. Having International students have made PCTE go global. Koena, a student of BBA-First semester, from Lesotho said, “It hardly makes any difference to me whether I am in Angola or in India because my culture and beliefs are the same like Indians. I feel very comfortable here. PCTE is a second home to me.” Bevania Martins, a student from Angola, who joined BCA said that it was wonderful to deal with different cultures and good way to meet all the foreign students and the presence of the Ambassador Namgyel made it more wonderful. “I really thank Dr. Kang for organizing such days,” he says.