Chandigarh University has got the nod from University Grants Commission (UGC-Distance Education Council) to start its distance programmes from the session January 2020, Chandigarh University Vice-Chancellor Dr. RS Bawa announced today. He also said that the university will start off with 10 programmes on the online mode.
While giving details about the new development, Dr. Bawa said, “Chandigarh University will start its admissions in distance and online education programmes from January 2020 and in its first phase would offer 10 programs which includes BBA, MBA, BCA, MCA, BA, MA English, MA Phycology, BSc Travel and Tourism, BCom and MCom.”
Will the Chandigarh University distance learners get other facilities?
The Vice-Chancellor added, “The students enrolled under distance and online programmes of Chandigarh University would be offered placement assistance, foreign education academic program under the University International Academic Alliance Program.”
Chandigarh University has formulated a flexible choice-based academic model which would be extended to the students of distance education also so as to enhance their career options, he added.
Students undergoing distance learning can apply for Semester Aboard, Student Exchange, Summer Internships and Research Programs offered by top universities of USA, Canada, Australia, UK, European Union and others.
Globally acceptable degree along with option for credit transfer to foreign universities
Dr. Bawa further said, “The students of distance education would stand benefit from the NAAC A+ status of Chandigarh University as the academic degree from the university would be globally acceptable and the degree holders would earn the benefit of credit transfer to foreign universities under the Washington Accord.”
The students would also avail benefits of Chandigarh University International Academic Alliance Program under which academic tie-ups have been established with more than 250 QS World Ranked Universities across the globe.
In addition the students of distance learning programmes can take advantage of the profound research that is being carried-out at Chandigarh University R&D Centers.
It is worthy to note that Chandigarh University has been ranked among the top 5 Research Institutions of India along with IIT’s as the university has filed record 330 patents in time span of just 3 years.
“CU has developed a technology-driven academic delivery platform through which the students undergoing degrees from different parts of the country would be able to access quality academic learning material, e-lectures, e-library resources, value addition industry certification programs that will enhance their learning level and would give boost to their job prospects in the Industry and Corporate World,” added Dr. Bawa.
About Chandigarh University
Chandigarh University is an autonomous educational institution approved by UGC and is located near Chandigarh in the state of Punjab. It offers more than 109 UG and PG programs in the field of engineering, management, pharmacy, law, architecture, journalism, animation, hotel management, commerce and others. It has been awarded as The University with Best Placements by WCRC.