NewZNew (Chandigarh) : University of the Fraser Valley, Canada’s premiere public university in British Columbia, has signed an agreement of mutual cooperation with Punjab Technical University (PTU) to benefit the computer science students of 14 PTU-affiliated colleges.
At a press conference here today, PTU’s Deputy Registrar Dr. Ekonkar Singh Johal informed that Dr. Buta Singh Sidhu, Dean Academics of PTU had initiated the process with UFV, with the result that students who have completed their Bachelor of Computer Application (BCA), Bachelor of Technology – Information Technology, or Bachelor of Technology – Computer Science Engineering from Punjab Technical University will be awarded credits by the University of the Fraser Valley (UFV), and they would get admission into the third year of Bachelor of Computer Information System at their campus in Canada.
He informed that thirteen PTU’s affiliated colleges have been shortlisted including Amritsar College of Engineering & Technology, Amritsar; Aryans College of Engineering, Banur; BIS College of Engineering, Moga; Chandigarh Engineering College, Landran; CT Institute of Engineering Management and Technology, Shahpur, Jalandhar; Doaba Institute of Engineering & Technology Ghataur, Kharar; Gulzar College of Engineering, Libra, Khanna; Lala Lajpat Rai Institute of Engineering & Technology, Moga; Ludhiana College of Engineering & Technology, Katani Kalan, Ludhiana; Rayat Bahra Institute of Engineering & BioTechnology, Sahauran, Kharar; RIMT Institute of Engineering & Technology, Mandi Gobindgarh; Satyam Institute of Engineering & Technology, Kotla Doom, Amritsar; Sardar Sukhjinder Singh Engineering & Technology College, Gurdaspur; and Sri Sukhmani Institute of Engineering & Technology, Derabassi.
The global exposure, coupled with the effectively crafted curriculum, will expose PTU students to the latest concepts in the field and give them an edge in the domestic and global job market, Dr Johal added.
Ravi Phillips of Canada’s University of the Fraser Valley informed that this is a more structured career pathway for the students of PTU who not only would get credits for the studies completed here but also acquire degree from one of the most prestigious universities of Canada.
Ravi Phillips further explained that the collaboration would help both the universities to explore further opportunities for academic exchange, faculty collaboration and shared research besides providing study-abroad opportunities for the Canadian students at PTU.
UFV’s recruiting associate, Canada-based Andy Burn, Director of Canadian Immigration Centre, who facilitated the signing of cooperation between the two institutes stated that under this program students would be eligible to get 3-years post-graduation work permit issued by the Citizenship and Immigration Canada.