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April 22, 2020

Chandigarh University Announces Rs 5 Crore COVID-19 Warriors Scholarship Scheme.

Chandigarh University becomes the first University in India to announce a special scholarship for the children of doctors, para-medical staff, sanitation workers, media persons, and police personnel.

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Photo: Satnam Singh Sandhu, Chancellor of Chandigarh University, launching the Special Scholarship Scheme for the wards of COVID-19 Warriors.

CHANDIGARH, India, April 21, 2020 — While the war against coronavirus is continuing, Chandigarh University has paid tribute to the real warriors battling at the frontline against the pandemic in India by announcing COVID-19 Warriors Scholarship. While announcing the scholarship scheme, Satnam Singh Sandhu, Chancellor, Chandigarh University, said, “The institution would provide scholarships worth Rs. Five crores to the wards of COVID-19 warriors, which include doctors, nurses, para-medical staff, housekeeping staff of hospitals, police personnel of all Indian states, paramilitary forces, media persons, and sanitation workers. We are honoring those who are stepping out of their homes and working tirelessly amid this pandemic crisis. They are risking their lives to ensure that every one of us remains safe.”

CU said that it is the first University in India to announce financial assistance for COVID-19 warriors.

Under the COVID-19 Warriors Scholarship Scheme, Chandigarh University would reserve 10% seats in all the under-graduate and post-graduate programs for the wards of COVID-19 Warriors and the students admitted under this category would be eligible for 10% fee rebate throughout the entire duration of the program.

“COVID-19 warriors are everyday superheroes. The entire nation owes them a tremendous debt of gratitude,” Satnam Sandhu said. “Taking care of the future of their children through the COVID-19 Warrior Scholarship is just a small attempt to recognize and express our gratefulness towards them. They are serving others without caring about themselves, since, for them, call of duty is paramount,” he added.

Ever since the lockdown, Chandigarh University has kicked off CU-AID Campaign, under which cooked meals are being distributed twice a day to 2000 poor and needy in Chandigarh and Mohali. The University team is also carrying out distribution drives of hand sanitizer and to date have distributed 3500 liters of sanitizers to different organizations, which include AIIMS New Delhi, Punjab Police, orphanages, and villages of Chandigarh and Mohali. In support of District Administration Mohali, Chandigarh University has also set-up Punjab’s largest Isolation Facility at Gharuan, which has a capacity of 1000 beds. University volunteers have also reached out to feed stray animals who have been under distress due to the lack of availability of food during the lockdown.

Chandigarh University is the youngest University in India and the only private University in Punjab to be honored with A+ Grade by NAAC (National Assessment and Accreditation Council).

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