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May 31, 2021

Chandigarh University introduces Industry-driven Futuristic Programs in Emerging Fields of Blockchain Technology, Electric Vehicles, Digital Marketing, and Data Sciences for the Academic Session 2021-22.

Pandemic has resulted in a paradigm shift in new talent hunt by the multinationals; They are looking for professionals with specialized skill-set in emerging technologies.

Chandigarh University

Photo: A building at the campus of Chandigarh University at Mohali, Punjab, India.

CHANDIGARH, India, May 28, 2021 — While multinational companies have adopted or shifted to new technologies due to change in the working environment during the pandemic, universities and institutions have started redesigning their academic syllabuses to make their students industry-ready professionals. Chandigarh University has taken the lead in this field by introducing 20 new Industry-driven futuristic educational programs, which it would offer from the academic session 2021-22. The newly introduced programs are in the areas of Engineering, Management, Sciences, Para-Medical, Humanities, and Computer Applications.

While giving details about the newly introduced programs, the Registrar, Chandigarh University, said, “Out of the 20 new programs, 10 are Under-Graduate programs, and 10 are Post-Graduate programs. In the Engineering area, we are introducing the Bachelor of Engineering program in Computer Science Engineering with the specialization in the emerging field of Blockchain Technology and Development & Operations (DevOps). In contrast, we are introducing Master’s Programs in the areas of Civil Engineering and Electrical Engineering with the specializations in the emerging fields of Health Safety & Environment Engineering and Electrical Vehicles respectively.” Both Blockchain and DevOps are emerging technologies in the IT sector. They are widely used to develop IT solutions used by Finance & Banking, Healthcare, Energy, Insurance, Supply Chain, Travel, and Real Estate sectors. New technologies are estimated to create more than 97 million jobs by 2025.

“In the field of management, CU has introduced BBA programs in Business Analytics and Digital Marketing. Both are emerging fields and offer lucrative job options in the industry. We have also introduced an MBA program in Logistics and Supply Chain Management, which is a fast-growing industry due to thriving e-commerce,” added the Registrar. Other courses in the field of IT introduced from this year include M.Sc. Data Sciences, BCA with specialization in Augmented Reality & Virtual Release, and MCA programs, specializing in Artificial Intelligence & Machine Learning, and Cloud Computing & Development Operations.

The Registrar of the University further stated that “Government of India has taken the initiative known as INSPIRE to encourage the students to take up Science & Technology as their career choice. Being a partner of the Department of Science and Technology (DST) for INSPIRE program, Chandigarh University has introduced nine programs in the field of Basic and Applied Sciences.” The newly launched programs include B.Sc. Microbiology, B.Sc. (Hons) Maths, B.Sc. Forensic Sciences, M.Sc. Bioinformatics, M.Pharma in Industrial Pharmacy, M.Sc. Industrial Chemistry and M.Sc. Nutrition & Dietetics.

“Chandigarh University has been a pioneer in offering job-oriented programs which meet the industry requirements. The industry dynamics are changing fast, and jobs with new skill-set are replacing the existing job profiles. Both students and academia have to upgrade their knowledge about the changing workforce environment in the industry and plan their future course of action accordingly,” said the Chancellor of Chandigarh University.

Chandigarh University (CU) is a private educational institution in the Punjab State with its campus near Chandigarh, a city in India, about 250 kilometers north of Delhi and 200 kilometers southeast of Amritsar. CU offers more than 109 UG and PG programs in engineering, management, pharmacy, law, architecture, journalism, animation, hotel management, commerce, and other disciplines.

Source: Chandigarh University

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