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.”