Thursday, 31 July 2014

Webinar Series - Engineers Talk: All you need to know about Engineering Studies

Webinars are like the talk of the town these days. Keeping in mind its exposure, Punjab Technical University decided to have webinars for students who wish to pursue B.Tech. It is quite difficult for a student to choose the right stream once they clear JEE Mains. In order to guide these students we planned the webinar series – Engineers Talk: All you need to know about Engineering Studies.

The first round of the webinar was conducted on the 14th of July. This session was monitored by Mr. Praveen Kumar, a technical education expert and IIT Delhi alumnus. Many lucky students who were part of this webinar got a chance to interact with Mr. Praveen Kumar and got their queries sorted. During the webinar, Mr. Praveen Kumar said “Aim for your top college but always have a backup in mind.” His words were truly enlightening for the all the students who participated in the webinar.

The second round was held on the 17th of July. And this time we had our very own celebrated and enthusiastic Vice Chancellor in our studio. It was a very special time for the entire Punjab Technical University family. For all who missed this opportunity, here’s a small sneak-peek from the webinar, “Colleges under the University Campus Program will be conducting classes in video mode utilizing live feed from the classrooms of IIT Chennai, Delhi, Lucknow and Bombay. Video classes have been introduced by us to provide the best lectures in the field of technical education to our students."

Due to constant requests from students and parent groups we decided to stretch this series and then came the third webinar. This time we had someone special from the leaders in the IT Industry. Yes, Mr. Vineet Agrawal, President of Wipro Enterprise was with us in our studio. And we had plenty of questions pouring from the participants. Mr. Vineet Agrawal very well answered everyone.  He added “I spent over Rs. 9 lakhs for sending my children on student exchange. It is amazing if UCP is providing opportunities to go for student exchange in Taiwan under Rs. 70,000.”

It was a pleasure hosting three webinars for students. We’re hoping all three webinars had a good impact on the participants. For all who missed these webinars, you need not worry. We will be soon back with more webinars. Till then Keep Calm and wait for more webinars.

Wednesday, 23 July 2014

PTU signs MoU with AIESEC

Jalandhar, July 21, 2014: In order to enhance and develop the overall personality of students, PTU signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with world’s largest student- run organization AIESEC for its Youth Global Internship Programme (YGIP). This is another major initiative taken by the university this year.

Briefing about the program YGIP Ms. Ritansha Bagaria, Vice- President Marketing AIESEC told, “This 6 week AIESEC program provides undergraduate students an opportunity to develop entrepreneurial and leadership skills through international internships centered around social issues. The objective is to target our country’s youth and help them enrich their education by offering them a holistic international experience. As an YGEP exchange participant, interns will work on a developmental project along with other participants from across the globe, take complete ownership in an unfamiliar environment, manage your own projects and track your results, exactly as an entrepreneur would.”

About the way forward with PTU Ms. Tiki Wen from AIESEC said, “This will be a great opportunity to bring forward the students from university under this programme. We want PTU to promote this programme. There is a proper selection process in which various rounds are involved. To begin with, we need minimum 300 students out of which we will select 50 of them for the final round who will further take up the internship course and could get a chance to go abroad and learn its culture as well as working style.”

Expressing his concern over signing MoU Dr. Rajneesh Arora, Vice-Chancellor said, “I am always in favor of such programmes where students could get an opportunity to explore themselves through such cultural exchange educational programs. Gone are the days when there were limited numbers of students in field of technical education. Now, the competition has become tough and for that bringing forward the quality students has become a dicey task. Now, it becomes the duty of further faculty members to pursue this program effectively and bring out their quality students to us for this programme, so that they can further represent themselves as Indians and products of PTU when stepping in other countries. I am looking forward for this positive response of this programme and assure the complete support to the AIESEC team as well as to the students who will be selected for YGIP.”