The variety of overseas college students’ purposes acquired by Panjab College by way of the Indian Council for Cultural Relations (ICCR) has gone up by 150% as in comparison with final 12 months.
In response to the information shared by the workplace of the dean worldwide college students, this 12 months, PU has acquired purposes from 642 overseas college students for admission to varied programs by way of ICCR, as in comparison with 250 purposes final 12 months.
Out of the 642 purposes, 229 have been confirmed for admission by the varsity. In 2019, out of 250 overseas college students, solely 111 had been confirmed. The scholars belong to 11 nations that embody Afghanistan, Iran, Ethiopia, Iraq, Nepal, and Myanmar.
Nandita Singh, PU’s dean worldwide college students, mentioned, “We weren’t anticipating the quantity to go up this 12 months as a result of pandemic.”
“PU already has a great variety of overseas college students and so they play a key position in motivating different college students to take admission right here. Many of the overseas college students have sought admission in administration programs adopted by humanities and sciences in PU and its affiliated schools in Chandigarh,” she mentioned.
Nalini Singhal, regional director, ICCR, mentioned, “Our admissions course of begins in December and these purposes had been acquired by us until March this 12 months. PU alone will get the vast majority of the overseas college students on this area and stays one of many most popular universities by overseas college students.”
PU professor Rajat Sandhir mentioned, “Enhance within the variety of worldwide college students sponsored by ICCR to twice as in comparison with final 12 months is a constructive signal and would definitely enhance PU’s rating in varied rankings.”
Below the ICCR scholarship programme, the Authorities of India awards scholarships to overseas college students from about 140 nations yearly. Throughout the 2018-19 educational session, roughly 2,150 new overseas college students had been confirmed for admission to varied universities in India.