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September 19, 2021

University Grants Commission (UGC) India asks Universities to promptly attend to Requests/Inquiries concerning Verification/Authentication of Degrees/Diplomas/Certificates awarded by them.


UGC India

UGC India

New Delhi, August 16, 2021, — University Grants Commission (UGC) India has sent a letter to the University Vice-Chancellors. The letter asks them to ensure that their respective institutions pay prompt attention to the requests/inquiries concerning the Verification/Authentication of Degrees/Diplomas/Certificates they have awarded.

UGC has directed the universities to timely respond to all such inquiries in the students’ interest.

Source: University Grants Commission (UGC) India



UGC India

— UPDATE: SEPTEMBER 18, 2021 —

• University Grants Commission has sent the following communication to the Vice-Chancellors of all Universities:

Sub: Implementation of Guidelines for Gender Champions in Educational Institutions.

Dear Madam/Sir,


Source: University Grants Commission (UGC) India

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September 14, 2021

QS Global MBA & Business Masters 2022 — The World's Best Schools and Programs for Future Business Leaders

QS Global MBA Rankings

QS Global MBA Rankings, Stanford University

Photo: Knight Management Center of Stanford Graduate School of Business. Palo Alto, California. Image Credit: Corey Seeman.

LONDON, Sept. 13, 2021 — QS Quacquarelli Symonds, global business school analysts, released their annual suite of rankings identifying the world’s premier study destinations for aspiring future business leaders. The evaluation comprises the QS World University Rankings: Global Full-Time MBA, and a series of specialized high-demand Business Masters Rankings, providing insight to those wishing to undertake a course of study in a career-enhancing qualification in high demand among employers. Stanford GSB is named the world’s number-one MBA, while Harvard Business School rises from 4th to joint-second, shared with The Wharton School.

QS compiles its Business Masters Rankings according to program performance in five key metrics: Employability, Entrepreneurship & Alumni Outcomes, Return on Investment, Thought Leadership, and Class & Faculty Diversity.

• QS Global Full-Time MBA Rankings

• Top 100

  1. Stanford Graduate School of Business, Stanford (CA), United States
  2. Harvard Business School, Boston (MA), United States
  3. Penn (Wharton), Philadelphia (PA), United States
  4. HEC Paris, Jouy en Josas, France
  5. MIT (Sloan), Cambridge (MA), United States
  6. London Business School, London, United Kingdom
  7. IE Business School, Madrid, Spain
  8. INSEAD, Paris/Singapore, France
  9. Columbia Business School. New York (NY), United States
  10. IESE Business School, Barcelona, Spain
  11. UC Berkeley (Haas), Berkeley (CA), United States
  12. Chicago (Booth), Chicago (IL), United Kingdom
  13. Esade Business School, Barcelona, Spain
  14. Oxford (Said), Oxford, United Kingdom
  15. UCLA (Anderson), Los Angeles (CA), United States
  16. Northwestern (Kellogg), Evanston (IL), United States
  17. Cambridge (Judge), Cambridge, United Kingdom
  18. Yale School of Management, New Haven (CT), United States
  19. NYU (Stern), New York (NY), United States
  20. Michigan (Ross), Ann Arbor (MI), United States
  21. Imperial College Business School, London, United Kingdom
  22. Duke (Fuqua), Durham (NC), United States
  23. SDA Bocconi, Milan, Italy
  24. Copenhagen Business School, Copenhagen, Denmark
  25. IMD, Lausanne, Switzerland
  26. Melbourne Business School, Melbourne, Australia
  27. ESSEC Business School, Paris & Singapore, France
  28. National University of Singapore (NUS), Singapore, Singapore
  29. Nanyang NTU Singapore, Singapore, Singapore
  30. Erasmus (RSM), Rotterdam, Netherlands
  31. Warwick Business School, Coventry, United Kingdom
  32. Cornell University (Johnson), Ithaca (NY), United States
  33. Boston University (Questrom), Boston (MA), United States
  34. UNSW (AGSM), Sydney, Australia
  35. USC (Marshall), Los Angeles (CA), United States
  36. CEIBS, Shanghai, China (Mainland)
  37. University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong SAR, Hong Kong SAR
  38. Mannheim Business School, Mannheim, Germany
  39. University of Texas at Austin (McCombs), Austin (TX), United States
  40. Carnegie Mellon University (Tepper), Pittsburgh (PA), United States
  41. University of Toronto (Rotman), Toronto (ON), Canada
  42. EDHEC Business School, Nice, France
  43. Frankfurt School of Finance & Management, Frankfurt am Main, Germany
  44. Indiana University (Kelley), Bloomington (IN), United States
  45. Indian Institute of Management (IIM) Ahmedabad, Ahmedabad, India
  46. HKUST, Hong Kong SAR, Hong Kong SAR
  47. University of Manchester (Alliance), Manchester, United Kingdom
  48. ESCP Europe, Paris, London, France
  49. Indian Institute of Management Bangalore, Bangalore, India
  50. EGADE Business School, Mexico City, Mexico
  51. Dartmouth College (Tuck), Hanover (NH), United States
  52. The University of St. Gallen, St. Gallen, Switzerland
  53. University of Virginia (Darden), Charlottesville (VA), United States
  54. EM Lyon Business School, Lyon, France
  55. University of Edinburgh Business School, Edinburgh, United Kingdom
  56. Georgia Tech (Scheller), Atlanta (GA), United States
  57. Georgetown University (McDonough), Washington (DC), United States
  58. WHU (Otto Beisheim), Dusseldorf, Germany
  59. Shanghai Jiao Tong (Antai), Shanghai/Shenzhen/Singapore, China (Mainland)
  60. Emory University (Goizueta), Atlanta (GA), United States
  61. Vlerick Business School, Brussels, Belgium
  62. University of Florida (Warrington), Gainesville (FL), United States
  63. University of Minnesota (Carlson), Minneapolis (MN), United States
  64. Queen’s University (Smith), Kingston (ON), Canada
  65. Texas A&M (Mays), College Station (TX), United States
  66. University of Washington (Foster), Seattle (WA), United States
  67. University of North Carolina (Kenan-Flagler), Chapel Hill (NC), United States
  68. CUHK Business School, Hong Kong SAR, Hong Kong SAR
  69. Fudan University, Shanghai, China (Mainland)
  70. Michigan State University (Eli Broad), East Lansing (MI), United States
  71. Western (Ivey), London (ON), Canada
  72. Monash Business School, Melbourne, Australia
  73. McGill (Desautels), Montreal (QC), Canada
  74. Cranfield School of Management, Cranfield, United Kingdom
  75. IIM Calcutta, Kolkata, India
  76. Vanderbilt (Owen), Nashville (TN), United States
  77. City’s Business School, London, United Kingdom
  78. Durham University Business School, Durham, United Kingdom
  79. AUB (Suliman S. Olayan), Beirut, Lebanon
  80. George Washington, Washington (DC), United States
  81. Rochester (Simon), Rochester (NY), United States
  82. York (Schulich), Toronto (ON), Canada
  83. MGSM Macquarie, Sydney, Australia
  84. Rice (Jones), Houston (TX), United States
  85. UBC (Sauder), Vancouver (BC), Canada
  86. Washington University (Olin), St Louis (MO), United States
  87. Penn State (Smeal), University Park (PS), United States
  88. Politecnico di Milano School of Management, Milan, Italy
  89. ESMT Berlin, Berlin, Germany
  90. TIAS Business School, Tilburg, Netherlands
  91. Indian School of Business, Hyderabad/Mohali, India
  92. Babson College (Olin), Babson Park (MA), United States
  93. INCAE Business School, Alajuela, Costa Rica
  94. UQ Business School, Brisbane, Australia
  95. Ohio State (Fisher), Columbus (OH), United States
  96. Trinity College Dublin, Dublin, Ireland
  97. North Carolina State (Jenkins), Raleigh (NC), United States
  98. IESEG School of Management, Paris, France
  99. UT Dallas (Naveen), Richardson (TX), United States

• 101-110

• 111-120

• 121-130

• 131-140

• 141-150

• 151-200

• 201-250

Source: QS Quacquarelli Symonds

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September 13, 2021

U.S. News & World Report Unveils the 2022 Best U.S. Colleges Rankings

U.S. News & World Report

U.S. News & World Report, Princeton University

Photo: Princeton University. Image Credit: Emil Mondoa.

WASHINGTON, Sept. 13, 2021 — U.S. News & World Report has released the 2022 U.S. News Best Colleges. In its 37th year, the rankings evaluate more than 1,400 colleges and universities on up to 17 measures of academic quality.

“Students and faculty continue to feel the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic, whether it’s through remote learning, mask-wearing, or vaccine requirements,” said Kim Castro, editor and chief content officer of U.S. News. “As communities work through these challenges, U.S. News is committed to providing information on the academic quality of institutions across the country, so prospective students and their families can make informed decisions throughout their college search.”

New in this year’s edition of the rankings is the Best Undergraduate Nursing Programs. U.S. News is publishing a brand-new ranking of more than 690 schools with Bachelor’s of Science in Nursing degree programs.

Princeton University is No. 1 among National Universities this year, and Williams College is the top school among National Liberal Arts Colleges. For Top Public Schools, the University of California—Los Angeles ranks No. 1 among National Universities. And the United States Naval Academy is No. 1 for Top Public Schools among National Liberal Arts Colleges.

• 2022 U.S. News & World Report Best Colleges

• National Universities - Top 3

• National Liberal Arts Colleges - Top 3

• Top Public Schools

• National Universities - Top 3

• National Liberal Arts Colleges - Top 3

• Top Performers on Social Mobility

• National Universities - Top 3

• National Liberal Arts Colleges - Top 3

Source: U.S. News & World Report

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September 10, 2021

Center for Security in Politics at UC Berkeley Goldman School of Public Policy announces New Working Group to study Digital Remote Voting

The new group will consist of experienced election security and cybersecurity experts, election administrators, and engineers to explore new voting methods that expand the ease and accessibility of voting.

The goal is to engage in an academically rigorous process to evaluate and develop a set of security, accessibility, and election administration standards necessary for vendors and election officials to implement safe and secure digital ballot return options.

UC Berkeley

Photo: Clock Tower, University of California, Berkeley. Image Credit: Keegan Houser.

UC Berkeley, US Voting

Photo: 2020 U.S. Presidential. Countdown to November 2020 Election. Image Credit: GPA Photo Archive / Carol M. Highsmith / Library of Congress. Public Domain. File Photo.

BERKELEY, Calif., September 10, 2021 — Center for Security in Politics (CSP) at the UC Berkeley Goldman School of Public Policy has announced the formation of a new working group to rigorously assess the risks and opportunities associated with digital remote voting. The group will determine the feasibility of technical and implementation standards to enable digital ballots’ safe and secure return. Further, it would develop those standards and, where possible, outline the technologies necessary to meet the criteria.

As part of CSP’s mission to address critical global risks and public policy problems and create actionable solutions for policymakers, the working group will evaluate new methods to make voting more accessible, resilient, and secure for all Americans.

The group will consist of academic researchers, election administrators, cryptographers, and cybersecurity and election security experts. The first meeting took place on August 31, 2021.

“How people think about - and participate - in voting is changing,” said Professor Janet Napolitano, founder and faculty director for the Center for Security in Politics at UC Berkeley. “We cannot turn a blind eye to the lessons of the 2020 election or overlook the voters who face inherent barriers to voting. Instead, we need academically rigorous, evidence-based standards that will guide the development of safe and secure remote balloting technology.”

Recent advances in technology present a historic opportunity to explore new voting methods that could expand the ease and accessibility of voting. The 2020 presidential election cycle made it clear that voters need multiple options to cast their ballots, especially those displaced during a natural disaster, serving in the military, or unable to mark their ballot independently. Remote digital voting could address these barriers and expand access to new voters.

Digital remote voting comes with its own set of challenges, including voter and device authentication and vote verification. The group will study best practices from other countries and analyze the risks, rewards, and trade-offs. Digital remote voting is already available to military and overseas voters in 31 states and disabled voters in 8 states. Still, there are currently no national standards for security and to protect the anonymity of voters’ ballots. Over 330 jurisdictions in 8 states used mobile voting in 2020 during the November federal election.

“The last few years have publicly highlighted what election officials have long known: there are risks in administering elections,” said group convener Mike Garcia. He is a cybersecurity expert who previously ran digital identity at the National Institute of Standards and Technology and has been working with states and localities on election security since 2017.

“There’s been a lot of noise around technologies relating to digital remote voting, both from vendors wanting to sell such technologies and from cybersecurity experts who almost universally oppose them,” says Jeremy Epstein, an expert in voting security. “Very little of the debates have been understandable to policymakers. Having a report from a balanced group of experts can help inform the discussion and give guidance to election officials who are frequently caught in the middle, unsure of the ‘least dangerous’ path forward.”

“There is no one approach to voting that works for everyone in the country,” said Garcia. “Moreover, no individual should forfeit their right to vote because the authorities suddenly call them to fight a wildfire or serve overseas on Election Day. Officials’ experience enables them to manage risk with mail-in ballots and in-person voting successfully. Still, the relative newness and technical nature of digital ballot return demand a focused effort. Digital remote voting is already happening. Now is the time to properly scan its use and provide unbiased guidance on managing risk to ensure it is secure, resilient, and accessible.”

Source: Center for Security in Politics, UC Berkeley Goldman School of Public Policy.


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September 8, 2021

Chitkara University Chandigarh Bags A+ NAAC Accreditation

Chitkara University Chandigarh

Chandigarh, India, Sep 08, 2021 — Chitkara University Chandigarh has been awarded a rating of A+ by the prestigious National Assessment and Accreditation Council (NAAC). The rating places it among India’s 5% Higher Education Institutions (HEI) with such a coveted grade.

The Peer Team praised the University for its excellent infrastructure for education innovation and research and neat, clean, green, and well-maintained campus.

Dr. Ashok K Chitkara, Chancellor of Chitkara University, said, “It is the hard work by our students, staff, and faculty for years that resulted in securing this recognition. Moreover, the University has a well-defined research promotion policy which has succeeded in the development of state-of-the-art advanced facilities.”

Pro-Chancellor Dr. Madhu Chitkara expressed her sincere thanks to all stakeholders and said, “We develop the curricula following standardized procedures revised at regular intervals by taking feedbacks from all our stakeholders. We consider the local, regional, and global developmental needs regarding employability and entrepreneurship while designing the course. The experimental, participative, and project-based learning are in practice through blended mode. We have adopted a flexible CBCS (Choice Bases Credit System) that gives freedom to the students to undergo a multidisciplinary approach. The assessment process is well defined to evaluate the attainment level in critical thinking and problem-solving skills.”

Established in 1994, NAAC is an autonomous body of UGC which assesses and accredits Higher Education Institutions (HEIs). NAAC has identified a set of seven criteria to serve as the basis of its assessment procedures: Curricular Aspects; Teaching-learning & Evaluation; Research, Innovations & Extension; Infrastructure & Learning Resources; Student Support & Progression; Governance, Leadership & Management; and Institutional Values & Best Practices.

By studying in a NAAC accredited institution, students get a chance to learn in a cutting-edge environment and earn a degree that would have global recognition. In addition, they get instant identification as an alumnus of a credible institute and get better placement opportunities as the industry prefers hiring students from higher-graded institutions.

Source: Chitkara University Chandigarh

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September 3, 2021

Rashtrapati Bhavan invites Applications for Visitor's Awards 2021 from Faculty Members and Students of Central Universities of India.

Visitor Awards India, Rashtrapati Bhavan

Photo: The President of India, Ram Nath Kovind, at the ‘At Home Reception,’ on the occasion of the 72nd Republic Day Celebrations, at Rashtrapati Bhavan, in New Delhi on January 26, 2021. [File Photo]

Visitor Awards India, Rashtrapati Bhavan

Photo: The President of India, Ram Nath Kovind, presenting the 5th Visitor’s Awards, 2019, at the Conference of Vice-Chancellors of Central Universities, at Rashtrapati Bhavan, in New Delhi, December 17, 2019. [File Photo]

Visitor Awards India, Rashtrapati Bhavan

Photo: The President of India, Ram Nath Kovind, addressing the Conference of Vice-Chancellors of Central Universities, at Rashtrapati Bhavan, in New Delhi, December 17, 2019. [File Photo]

New Delhi, India, August 25, 2021 — Rashtrapati Bhavan has invited online applications from faculty members and students of Central Universities of India for the Visitor’s Awards 2021 in the following three categories:

The last date for applying is October 31, 2021.

The Government of India instituted the Visitor’s Awards in 2014 to promote healthy competition amongst Central Universities and motivate them to adopt best practices from around the world in pursuit of excellence.

The President of India, in his capacity as the Visitor of Central Universities, presents the Awards.

The Rashtrapati Bhavan (Presidential Palace) is the official residence of the President of India in New Delhi.

Source: President’s Secretariat, New Delhi



September 3, 2021

• Education Minister of India meets Central Universities Vice-Chancellors •

New Delhi, September 3, 2021 — India’s Education Minister, Dharmendra Pradhan, virtually met the Vice Chancellors of 45 Central Universities under the Ministry of Education on September 3, 2021. It is his first formal meeting with the Central Universities’ Vice-Chancellors in a group.

The items for discussion included:

Source: Ministry of Education

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September 2, 2021

Times Higher Education (THE) announces World University Rankings 2022; The University of Oxford tops the List.

World University Rankings

World University Rankings

Photo: University of California, Berkeley. A view of the campus from far. Image Credit: Daniel Parks.

London, September 2, 2021 — The Times Higher Education (THE) World University Rankings 2022 include more than 1,600 universities across 99 countries and territories, making them the largest and most diverse university rankings to date.

The ranking table results from 13 carefully calibrated performance indicators that measure an institution’s performance across four areas: teaching, research, knowledge transfer, and international outlook.

Times Higher Education said this year’s ranking analyzed more than 108 million citations across over 14.4 million research publications and included survey responses from almost 22,000 scholars globally. “Overall, we collected over 430,000 data points from more than 2,100 institutions that submitted data,” THE added.

The University of Oxford tops the ranking for the sixth consecutive year. At the same time, mainland China has two institutions in the top 20 for the first time: Peking University and Tsinghua University share 16th place.

Institut Polytechnique de Paris is the highest new entry at 95th place, following a merger of five institutions.

The US is the most-represented country overall, with 183 institutions. It is also the most represented in the top 200 (57). However, its share of universities in this elite group is falling.

Mainland China now has the joint fifth-highest number of institutions in the top 200 (up from joint seventh last year), overtaking Canada and on a par with the Netherlands.

Six new countries feature in the table compared with last year: Azerbaijan, Ecuador, Ethiopia, Fiji, Palestine, and Tanzania.

Harvard University tops the teaching pillar, while the University of Oxford is tops in research.

• Times Higher Education (THE) World University Rankings 2022

TOP 100

  1. University of Oxford — United Kingdom
  2. California Institute of Technology — United States
  3. Harvard University — United States
  4. Stanford University — United States
  5. University of Cambridge — United Kingdom
  6. Massachusetts Institute of Technology — United States
  7. Princeton University — United States
  8. University of California, Berkeley — United States
  9. Yale University — United States
  10. The University of Chicago — United States
  11. Columbia University — United States
  12. Imperial College London — United Kingdom
  13. Johns Hopkins University — United States
  14. University of Pennsylvania — United States
  15. ETH Zurich — Switzerland
  16. Peking University — China
  17. Tsinghua University — China
  18. University of Toronto — Canada
  19. University College London — United Kingdom
  20. University of California, Los Angeles — United States
  21. National University of Singapore — Singapore
  22. Cornell University — United States
  23. Duke University — United States
  24. University of Michigan-Ann Arbor — United States
  25. Northwestern University — United States
  26. New York University — United States
  27. London School of Economics and Political Science — United Kingdom
  28. Carnegie Mellon University — United States
  29. University of Washington — United States
  30. University of Edinburgh — United Kingdom
  31. University of Hong Kong — Hong Kong
  32. LMU Munich — Germany
  33. University of Melbourne — Australia
  34. University of California, San Diego — United States
  35. King’s College London — United Kingdom
  36. The University of Tokyo — Japan
  37. University of British Columbia — Canada
  38. Technical University of Munich — Germany
  39. Karolinska Institute — Sweden
  40. École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne — Switzerland
  41. Paris Sciences et Lettres - PSL Research University Paris — France
  42. Heidelberg University — Germany
  43. KU Leuven — Belgium
  44. McGill University — Canada
  45. Georgia Institute of Technology — United States
  46. Nanyang Technological University, Singapore — Singapore
  47. The University of Texas at Austin — United States
  48. The University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign — United States
  49. Chinese University of Hong Kong — Hong Kong
  50. University of Manchester — United Kingdom
  51. Washington University in St Louis — United States
  52. The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill — United States
  53. Wageningen University & Research — Netherlands
  54. Australian National University — Australia
  55. The University of Queensland — Australia
  56. Seoul National University — South Korea
  57. Monash University — Australia
  58. University of Sydney — Australia
  59. University of Wisconsin-Madison — United States
  60. Fudan University — China
  61. Kyoto University — Japan
  62. Boston University — United States
  63. University of Southern California — United States
  64. Brown University — United States
  65. University of Amsterdam — Netherlands
  66. The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology — Hong Kong
  67. University of California, Davis — United States
  68. University of California, Santa Barbara — United States
  69. Utrecht University — Netherlands
  70. UNSW Sydney — Australia
  71. Leiden University — Netherlands
  72. Erasmus University Rotterdam — Netherlands
  73. Charité - Universitätsmedizin Berlin — Germany
  74. Humboldt University of Berlin — Germany
  75. Delft University of Technology — Netherlands
  76. Zhejiang University — China
  77. University of Zurich — Switzerland
  78. University of Tübingen — Germany
  79. University of Warwick — United Kingdom
  80. University of Groningen — Netherlands
  81. McMaster University — Canada
  82. Emory University — United States
  83. Free University of Berlin — Germany
  84. Shanghai Jiao Tong University — China
  85. Ohio State University (Main campus) — United States
  86. University of Glasgow — United Kingdom
  87. University of Minnesota — United States
  88. University of Montreal — Canada
  89. University of Science and Technology of China — China
  90. Sorbonne University — France
  91. Hong Kong Polytechnic University — Hong Kong
  92. University of Bristol — United Kingdom
  93. University of Maryland, College Park — United States
  94. Michigan State University — United States
  95. Institut Polytechnique de Paris — France
  96. University of Copenhagen — Denmark
  97. Ghent University — Belgium
  98. University of California, Irvine — United States
  99. Dartmouth College — United States
  100. Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology (KAIST) — South Korea

The University of Oxford remains at the top of the table, retaining the top spot for an impressive sixth consecutive year.

In a year dominated by the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic, the rankings reflect the vital role of universities in understanding and managing the crisis. Many institutions worldwide saw significant boosts in their citation scores (a measure of a university’s research influence and impact in spreading new knowledge and ideas) from Covid-19 focused research.

Professor Louise Richardson, Vice-Chancellor of the University of Oxford, said: ‘My colleagues and I are delighted to have achieved the top ranking again. There are many excellent universities around the world, and we are proud to be in their company.

‘This past year has demonstrated to our public, governments, and even ourselves how much universities can contribute to society. For example, 170 countries are using the vaccine Oxford developed.’

Source: Times Higher Education


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August 28, 2021

Prof. Philip Kotler, "The Father of Marketing," inaugurates International TechInvent-2021 at Chandigarh University.

“Digital Markets have provided more access to smaller companies and offered more variety to the consumers,” — Prof. Philip Kotler.

Companies that fail to innovate with time get vanished from the market.” — Prof. Philip Kotler.

Chandigarh University

Chandigarh, India, August 28, 2021 — “Multinational companies all over the world have to strategize by making futuristic products and technologies available to the customers with changing times. Companies that fail to innovate are slowly extinct from the market,” said world-renowned author and Father of Modern Marketing, Prof. Philip Kotler, during the inauguration ceremony of the TechInvent 2021 organized by Chandigarh University.

Budding technocrats from all over India are participating in the month-long virtual TechInvent. Students from technical, state, central, and private universities and colleges compete to grab exciting cash rewards worth Rs 20 Lakhs.

Dr. Waldemar A. Pfoertsch, Prof. Emeritus for International Business at Pforzheim University, Germany, Dr. Anil Sahasrabudhe, Chairman AICTE, and Anantha Duraiappah, Director UNESCO MGIEP, were amongst the dignitaries who were present during the inauguration ceremony. While delivering his inaugural address to the students, Prof. Kotler said, “The emergence of digital marketing has opened up new avenues for the smaller companies. But, on the other hand, it has offered access to more variety for the consumers. Marketing 5.0 has just introduced the idea of using Artificial Intelligence to understand the consumers’ mood and requirement.” He further said that today when we go online shopping, the search algorithm used by the digital platforms shows results based on historical consumer behavior. While stressing using the mixed blend of traditional and modern marketing methods, Prof. Kotler said, “The traditional marketing techniques are based on consumer experience while the modern-day digital marketing techniques are based on historical consumer behavior.”

Dr. Waldemar A. Pfoertsch said, “Young and inquisitive minds help build the technology-driven products that are the future of the global markets. For example, suppose we see the technological advancements during the last decade. In that case, we will find that most of them have been the brainchild of youth innovators who, through their futuristic vision, have put their expertise in the development of products that we are using today.” Dr. Waldemar further added that universities and higher institutions play a critical role in breeding the next generation of innovators. The student community must learn the art of practically applying the theoretical concepts studied in the classroom.

TechInvent 2021 is an attempt to provide an international platform to the students to show their technical skills and allow them to learn new technologies from industry experts. The month-long TechInvent 2021 at Chandigarh University would organize more than fifty events in engineering, business management, mass communication, hotel management, fine arts, law, sciences and technology, fashion designing, industrial design, and architecture. The final rounds would be on 3rd and 4th September 2021.

Dr. R.S Bawa, Pro-Chancellor, Chandigarh University, said, “We have organized 42 Flagship Events, 21 International Workshops, 6 National Level Conferences, and 3 Entrepreneurship Summits during the month-long National level TechInvent 2021. Dignitaries from the Ministry of Power, Ministry of Earth Sciences, UNESCO, PEDA, AICTE, Asian Climate Change Education Centre participated. At the same time, representatives from more than 20 industries interacted with the students during the International Level TechInvent.”

Source: Chandigarh University


Prof. Philip Kotler is an American marketing author, consultant, and professor. He was the S. C. Johnson & Son Distinguished Professor of International Marketing at the Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University (1962-2018). He is known for popularizing the definition of the marketing mix. He is the author of over 80 books, including Marketing Management, Principles of Marketing, Kotler on Marketing, Marketing Insights from A to Z, Marketing 4.0, Marketing Places, Marketing of Nations, Chaotics, Market Your Way to Growth, Winning Global Markets, Strategic Marketing for Health Care Organizations, Social Marketing, Social Media Marketing, My Adventures in Marketing, Up and Out of Poverty, and Winning at Innovation. — Editor

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August 19, 2021

Chitkara University Chandigarh Collaborates with Adobe Creative Technology Academy

Chtkara University, Adobe

Chandigarh, India, Aug 19, 2021 — Chitkara University today announced its collaboration with Adobe to offer advanced creative skill-based training to its students and faculty. Dr. Madhu Chitkara, Pro-Chancellor, Chitkara University, and senior officials of Adobe India signed the agreement at a virtual event. Girish Balachandran, India Director, Digital Media Business; Supreeth Nagaraju, Head, Education Vertical India, Digital Media Business; and Aman Soni, Enterprise Account Manager Education, Digital Media Business, represented Adobe India.

With the industry looking to hire technically skilled and creatively alive, Chitkara University’s collaboration with Adobe will go a long way in making students industry-ready. It will also ensure that the faculty matches the industry demand and the latest skills required.

The digital era has signaled tremendous change and transformation in companies’ employment needs, resulting in a gap between industry demands and academic standards. New-age skills like Artificial Intelligence, Creativity, Design Thinking, Machine Learning, and Big Data are in need today. The main objective of the Chitkara University and Adobe Creative Technology Academy partnership is to offer Digital and Creative skill-based training to students to enhance employability and entrepreneurship skills as per industry demand.

Girish Balachandran, Director, Sales, Digital Media, Adobe, India, emphasized that Adobe technologies will enrich Chitkara’s students’ academic experience and prepare them with the digital skills and confidence they need to take their place in the future workforce.

Supreeth Nagaraju, Head, Education, Digital Media, Adobe, India, highlighted, “If you want to build digital fluency, providing technology is only part of the equation.” He further added, “We are happy to collaborate with Chitkara University to empower faculty and students and make it easy for them to integrate the digital and creative-skill building into their coursework.”

“This partnership will allow students to acquire a joint Co-branded certification from Adobe and Chitkara University and will provide them with an opportunity to build industry connections and participate in creative competitions to widen their skills and exposure further. We strongly believe that the Adobe Creative Technology Academy is a one-of-its-kind initiative. It will benefit our design students immensely and make them responsible future digital citizens,” said Dr. Madhu Chitkara, Pro-Chancellor, Chitkara University.

“Adobe Creative Technology Academy at Chitkara Design School aims to deliver industry-accepted learning outcomes for students and faculty and enable them to be relevant in the Digital Economy and empower their creative technology entrepreneurship. In addition, this unique industry-academia partnership will support us in building immersive design courses,” said Mr. Gopal Meena, Vice President, Strategic Initiatives, Chitkara Design School.

Source: Chitkara University Chandigarh

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August 13, 2021

Chitkara University Chandigarh ties up with the University of Windsor, Canada, for Academic Mentorship in B.Com.

Chitkara University, University of Windsor

Chandigarh, India, August 13, 2021 — Chitkara University in Chandigarh, India, today announced a new international collaboration with the University of Windsor to support transnational education and student mobility. The agreement was virtually signed by the President & Vice-Chancellor Dr. Robert Gordon-University of Windsor and Pro-Chancellor of Chitkara University Dr. Madhu Chitkara today. The senior leadership of both Universities, including representation from the Canadian Consulate, attended the event. While Mia Yen, Consul General Canada, represented Canadian Consulate in Chandigarh, Mr. Digvijay Mehra, Managing Director and Senior Economic Officer represented the province of Ontario in Canada.

Under the new academic mentorship agreement, the faculty of Odette Business school at the University of Windsor would mentor Chitkara faculty in the program. It would provide feedback, support, knowledge sharing, skills, and experience while fostering a connection with students in India, who will transition to UWindsor after completing the first two years at Chitkara.

The partnership with prestigious and AACSB accredited Odette Business school at the University of Windsor, Ontario in Canada is a one-of-its-kind initiative in the international education space. Students will earn 100% credits of prior learning before transferring to the University of Windsor in Canada. As part of the arrangement, students will pay a domestic tuition fee while studying for the first two years of the program at Chitkara. Students will also be co-taught a part of academic units by Canadian faculty in the state of the art, well-equipped ICT infrastructure, and resources similar to UWindsor. It translates into better academic success for students with global careers and an education that saves them 70% of the costs.

This innovative program structure allows students to specialize in areas of high market demand, including in Accounting, Human Resources, Finance, Supply Chain and Business Analytics, Marketing, and Strategy and Entrepreneurship, while saving international tuition fees for students studying in India.

• Transferring Chitkara students would earn a University of Windsor Bachelor of Commerce (Honours) at the end of their studies in Canada.

Dr. Madhu Chitkara, Pro-Chancellor, Chitkara University, remarked, “At Chitkara University, we continuously innovate our program offerings. With the prevailing pandemic challenges, such innovative hybrid programs would help students keep their study and career aspirations on track.

The agreement with the University of Windsor will go a long way in helping the students from the region gain international exposure at one of the leading Canadian Universities. It’s a step forward in our mission to bring the best global opportunities for our students.”

“International education brings important benefits that lead to a successful and secure future for all involved,” said Dr. Chris Busch, AVP of Enrolment at UWindsor. This unique program provides participants with the opportunity to develop a broader worldview, strengthen communication skills across languages and cultures, and build crucial international connections.

The University of Windsor is a research and teaching institution with more than 16,000 students. It is one of Canada’s most impressive comprehensive universities.

Chitkara University Chandigarh (with its campus at Chandigarh-Patiala National Highway) has emerged as one of the most vibrant and high-ranking universities in North India. With state-of-the-art infrastructure, scientifically driven pedagogy, strong industry collaborations, and 120+ working associations with schools worldwide, Chitkara University attracts the most exemplary students from across the country. In addition, it also helps them carve high-growth careers with its seamless placement support.

Source: Chitkara University Chandigarh

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August 12, 2021

Chandigarh University becomes the first University of India to have a record number of 309 International Tie-ups with Foreign Universities.

CU offers Global Exposure in Semester Aboard, Joint Research, and International Internships for the Indian Students.

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Photo: Chandigarh University Campus.

CHANDIGARH, India, August 12, 2021 — Chandigarh University is committed to providing international academic exposure, quality education, innovation, joint research programs, faculty exchange programs, educational projects, conferences, and a lot more. So it has signed MOUs with 309 universities across the globe. Under the International Academic Alliance Program, Chandigarh University has established partnerships with leading universities of 68 countries, including the USA, UK, EU, Canada, and Australia. It has become the first university in the country to achieve this milestone.

The Pro-Chancellor of Chandigarh University gave the details about the MOUs and their advantages. He said, “The University has signed MoU’s with top-ranked universities of the world, including those from Canada, U.K, USA, and Australia. It would provide international academic exposure, offer research opportunities and internships to our students.” When the pandemic had sent the world into a lockdown, Chandigarh University, with its commitment to provide the best resources and constantly expanding its global outlook, has signed MOUs with more than 68 institutions, stated the official. He further added, “Out of 309 universities (mostly from Australia, Canada, USA, UK, and New Zealand), 104 are QS ranked institutions, while 115 of them are Times ranked institutions.” CU recently signed academic agreements with 13 leading universities from the UK, 17 from Russia, 11 from New Zealand, and ten from France. It paves the way for developing student exchanges, student internships, and new faculty research endeavors. These agreements benefit the students and faculty from both sides, stated the Pro-Chancellor.

Mr. S.S. Sandhu, Chancellor of Chandigarh University, said, “With these MOUs, Chandigarh University aims to strengthen its objective to share knowledge and learning-based resources. Furthermore, it would fulfill its commitment to producing student exchanges, curriculum development, and teaching & research partnerships.” He added that the tie-ups with the foreign universities would also open up opportunities for the partner universities students to pursue their education at Chandigarh University in various fields. Mr. Sandhu further said, “University is prioritizing establishing academic exchange agreements with international institutes as it enables our students to get employment at the international level.”

Chandigarh University is a UGC (University Grants Commission) approved autonomous educational institution located near Chandigarh in Punjab, India. It is the youngest university in India and the only private university in Punjab to be honored with an A+ Grade by NAAC (National Assessment and Accreditation Council). CU offers more than 109 UG and PG programs in engineering, management, pharmacy, law, architecture, journalism, animation, hotel management, commerce, and other disciplines.

Meanwhile, the nearby Panjab University Chandigarh (PU) reported that students confuse Chandigarh University (CU) with Panjab University Chandigarh (PU). So its Vice-Chancellor constituted a committee to look into the mess. Consequently, PU’s official website now clarifies that PU was “Established in 1882 as University of Punjab at Lahore (now in Pakistan).” It further reads, “Panjab University is not related to Chandigarh University, a private university located in Mohali, Punjab.”

Earlier, PU had put up a notice on its official website illuminating that it is a government-funded university which differentiates it from CU. The CU spokesperson had responded, “If PU has a problem, it can change its name to Chandigarh University. The Chandigarh Administration and the Punjab Government have given us the NOC. The Punjab Government passed the Chandigarh University Act in the Assembly. Panjab University (PU) is not competent enough now, so students prefer private institutions.”

Sources: Chandigarh University, Panjab University

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August 6, 2021

Chandigarh University Outdoes its Earlier Record in Campus Placements; Registers 7412 offers by 757 Multinationals for the 2021 Batch.

Microsoft, Google, Amazon, IBM, Arcesium, Adobe, Deloitte, and Morgan Stanley are some global companies that recruited fresh talent from Chandigarh University this year.

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Photo: Students of Chandigarh University showing their placement offer letters.

CHANDIGARH, India, August 06, 2021 — When multinationals have changed their hiring pattern and numbers for fresh talent due to the global pandemic, Chandigarh University has again proved its leadership in campus recruitments beating its own last year’s record. CU registered a record number of 7412 offers for its 2021 passing-out batch, which is 12% more than the previous year’s 6617 offers. The number of multinationals that conducted their placement processes saw a jump of 10% than the placement session in 2020. The number of companies offering packages more than 20 lakhs-per-annum registered a record surge for the 2021 batch. Seven hundred fifty-seven multinationals, including 300 Fortune-500 Companies such as Microsoft, Google, Amazon, IBM, Arcesium, Adobe, Deloitte, Morgan Stanley, Qualcomm, Philips, Goldman Sachs, Toshiba, and Red Hat, have conducted their recruitment processes and selected students across the Engineering and MBA streams.

“After getting accredited with A+ Grade by the prestigious NAAC (National Accreditation and Assessment Council) in 2019, Chandigarh University has been placed amongst the top 5% of India’s Universities and Higher Education Institutions based upon the quality parameters such as quality academic learning process, rich industry-academia interface, world-class infrastructure, robust research, academic rich faculty, and international tie-ups. As a result, the number of top-notch Global and Indian Multinationals visiting Chandigarh University for campus placements have more than doubled in last two years,” said Mr. S.S. Sandhu, Chancellor, Chandigarh University. More than 200 typical recruiters are currently visiting IITs, NITs, IIMs, and Chandigarh University for campus placements.

“COVID-19 did not affect our campus placements for the 2021 batch, and the record number of 757 companies turning up this year for recruitments has put yet another endorsement on our quality of academic teaching-learning pedagogy,” said the Chancellor. “We have been meeting the expectations of the Industry in terms of providing Industry-ready professionals equipped with technical & interpersonal skills. That is the reason global companies like Amazon, Microsoft, IBM, Deloitte, Bank of America, and Standard Chartered are some of the regular recruiters at Chandigarh University,” Sandhu added. Currently, Chandigarh University has more than 30 Industry Sponsored and Established R&D Centers, including Microsoft Innovation Centre, IBM Software Lab for Emerging Technologies, Hyundai Professional Development Centre, and Volvo-Eicher Training Academy. Here students undergo practical hands-on training in emerging technologies by Industry Experts.

Chandigarh University is a University Grants Commission approved autonomous educational institution located near Chandigarh in Punjab, India. It is the youngest university in India and the only private university in Punjab to be honored with an A+ Grade by NAAC (National Assessment and Accreditation Council). 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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August 1, 2021

India launches the Academic Bank of Credit to provide Multiple Entry and Exit Options for Students in Higher Education.

— UPDATED: AUGUST 01, 2021 —

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Photo: University Grants Commission, New Delhi. Image Credit: UGC.

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New Delhi, July 30, 2021 — The Prime Minister of India, Narendra Modi, has launched the Academic Bank of Credit to provide multiple entry and exit options for students in Higher education.

The country’s University Grants Commission (UGC) followed it with the notification of the University Grants Commission (Establishment and Operation of Academic Bank of Credits in Higher Education) Regulations, 2021. These regulations came into force on July 28, 2021, the date of their notification in the Gazette of India.

According to the notification:

These Regulations shall apply to all Universities in India established or incorporated by or under a Central Act, a Provincial Act, or a State Act; the institutions Deemed-to-be Universities declared as such under Section 3 of the University Grants Commission Act, 1956 (3 of 1956); and the Autonomous Colleges as defined in these regulations.

“Academic Bank Account” means an individual account with the Academic Bank of Credits opened and operated by a student. All academic credits earned by the student from a course of study are deposited, recognized, maintained, accumulated, transferred, validated, or redeemed to the account for awarding a degree/diploma/certificate by an awarding institution.

“Academic Bank of Credits” means an academic service mechanism as a digital or virtual or online entity established by the Commission with the approval of the Central Government to facilitate students to become academic account holders. It will pave the way for seamless student mobility between or within degree-granting Higher Educational Institutions through a formal system of credit recognition, credit accumulation, credit transfers, and credit redemption to promote distributed and flexible teaching-learning.

“Academic Flexibility” means the provision for innovative and interchangeable curricular structures to enable creative combinations of Courses or Programmes in Disciplines of study leading to a Degree or Diploma or Post Graduate Diploma or Certificate of Study offering multiple entry and multiple exit facilities while removing rigid curricular boundaries and creating new possibilities of life-long learning.

UGC has explained that the Academic Bank of Credits (ABC) is based on the principle of Distributed & Flexible Teaching-Leaming that allows students to leam as per their convenience, drop education mid-way, and pick it up again per their choice and convenience.

ABC will digitally store the academic credits earned by students from HEls registered with it for awarding degrees/diplomas/certificates taking into account the credits earned by the students. In addition, ABC will ensure the opening, closure, and validation of Academic Bank Accounts, credit verification, credit accumulation, and credit transfer or redemption for students.

Higher Education Institutions (HEI’s) that meet the eligibility requirements can register with the Academic Bank of Credits on the ABC website. Furthermore, students can also register by visiting the ABC website. A comprehensive User Manual for both HEIs and Students with step-by-step instructions and screenshots is available on the ABC portal’s Resources section under the General Resources category.

UGC has asked all eligible HEIs to take appropriate steps for joining the ABC Platform at the earliest. Further, it has advised them to make their respective University/Institution’s students aware of the ABC facility and encourage them to open Academic Bank Account.

Source: University Grants Commission (UGC), New Delhi.


UGC, India

• University Grants Commission (Establishment and Operation of Academic Bank of Credits in Higher Education) Regulations, 2021 •


• “Registered Higher Education Institution” means an eligible Higher Educational Institution registered by the Academic Bank of Credits.

• Eligibility Criteria for approval of HEIs to register with Academic Bank of Credits:

The Registered Higher Education Institution shall have the appropriate educational infrastructure in audio-visual facilities, e-resources, virtual classrooms, and studios. It should have specifically high bandwidth internet connectivity to support ODL or Online courses or programs. Further, it should be equipped with other infrastructural facilities for face-to-face theory or practical or training courses as specified, from time to time, under the relevant University Grants Commission Regulations and Higher Education Statutes or Ordinances.

A Registered Higher Education Institution shall have a webpage on its website containing:

• Monitoring, Support, and Quality Assurance:

• Consequences of Violation:

• Interpretation:

The Commission shall decide any question as to the interpretation of these Regulations, and its decision shall be final and binding in the matter.

Source: University Grants Commission (UGC), New Delhi.

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July 28, 2021

QS announces Best Student Cities Rankings 2022

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QS Best Student Cities, Munich

Photo: Munich, Germany. Munich is one of the top QS Best Student Cities for 2022. Image Credit: Peter.

LONDON, July 28, 2021 — With the world’s students seeking to resume their international study plans, QS Quacquarelli Symonds, global higher education analysts, have released the ninth edition of the QS Best Student Cities Ranking.

The results, which enable students to compare 115 premier educational destinations, see London retain its status as the world’s best student city for the third consecutive edition. Munich follows London, rising from 4th to 2nd.

London’s ascendency is due to:

Other highlights from this year’s edition include:

Ben Sowter, QS Director of Research, said: “Responses to our surveys from students that have studied in London make it clear that the city still offers outstanding cultural, economic, and educational opportunities. With two of the world’s ten best universities situated in the city, it remains a world-leading educational hub. However, exponentially-increasing COVID cases and lingering Brexit effects may serve to undermine London’s privileged position.”

• QS Best Student Cities Ranking 2022

Rank — City

  1. London — United Kingdom
  2. Munich — Germany
  3. Seoul — South Korea
  4. Tokyo — Japan
  5. Berlin — Germany
  6. Melbourne — Australia
  7. Zurich — Switzerland
  8. Sydney — Australia
  9. Boston — United States
  10. Montreal — Canada
  11. Paris — France
  12. Edinburgh — United Kingdom
  13. Toronto — Canada
  14. Vienna — Austria
  15. Hong Kong SAR — Hong Kong
  16. New York — United States
  17. Singapore — Singapore
  18. Vancouver — Canada
  19. Kyoto-Osaka-Kobe — Japan
  20. Lausanne — Switzerland
  21. Amsterdam — Netherlands
  22. Buenos Aires — Argentina
  23. Stockholm — Sweden
  24. San Francisco — United States
  25. Beijing — China (Mainland)
  26. Moscow — Russia
  27. Taipei — Taiwan
  28. Glasgow — United Kingdom
  29. Brisbane — Australia
  30. Manchester — United Kingdom
  31. Auckland — New Zealand
  32. Kuala Lumpur — Malaysia
  33. Los Angeles — United States
  34. Barcelona — Spain
  35. Adelaide — Australia
  36. Perth — Australia
  37. Canberra — Australia
  38. Shanghai — China (Mainland)
  39. Dublin — Ireland
  40. Madrid — Spain
  41. Chicago — United States
  42. Coventry — United Kingdom
  43. Newcastle Upon Tyne — United Kingdom
  44. Leuven — Belgium
  45. Prague — Czech Republic
  46. Birmingham — United Kingdom
  47. Milan — Italy
  48. Lyon — France
  49. Copenhagen — Denmark
  50. Brussels — Belgium
  51. Gothenburg — Sweden
  52. Bristol — United Kingdom
  53. Nottingham — United Kingdom
  54. Ottawa — Canada
  55. Leeds — United Kingdom
  56. Atlanta — United States
  57. Santiago — Chile
  58. Budapest — Hungary
  59. Sheffield — United Kingdom
  60. Warsaw — Poland
  61. Liverpool — United Kingdom
  62. Lisbon — Portugal
  63. Philadelphia — United States
  64. Washington DC — United States
  65. Dubai — United Arab Emirates
  66. Helsinki — Finland
  67. Aberdeen — United Kingdom
  68. Mexico City — Mexico
  69. Rome — Italy
  70. Istanbul — Turkey
  71. Graz — Austria
  72. Hsinchu — Taiwan
  73. St. Petersburg — Russia
  74. Bangkok — Thailand
  75. Pittsburgh — United States
  76. Athens — Greece
  77. Brno — Czech Republic
  78. Daejeon — South Korea
  79. San Diego — United States
  80. Christchurch — New Zealand
  81. Durham — United Kingdom
  82. Sao Paulo — Brazil
  83. Stuttgart — Germany
  84. Cape Town — South Africa
  85. Tomsk — Russia
  86. Toulouse — France
  87. Valencia — Spain
  88. Brighton — United Kingdom
  89. Gold Coast — Australia
  90. Seattle — United States
  91. Leicester — United Kingdom
  92. Abu Dhabi — United Arab Emirates
  93. Baltimore — United States
  94. Johannesburg — South Africa
  95. Nanjing — China (Mainland)
  96. Riyadh — Saudi Arabia
  97. Monterrey — Mexico
  98. Ankara — Turkey
  99. Bogota — Colombia
  100. Houston — United States
  101. Krakow — Poland
  102. Kazan — Russia
  103. Vilnius — Lithuania
  104. Wuhan — China (Mainland)
  105. Almaty — Kazakhstan
  106. Mumbai — India
  107. Miami — United States
  108. Novosibirsk — Russia
  109. Cairo — Egypt
  110. Bangalore — India
  111. Guangzhou — China
  112. Nagoya — Japan
  113. Manila — Philippines
  114. Quebec — Canada
  115. Lima — Peru

QS ranks cities with a population of more than 250,000, with at least two universities placed in the QS World University Rankings. The ranking offers a powerful lens into the sentiments of both prospective and former students, with over 95,000 survey responses contributing to the Desirability (prospective students) and Student View (former students) indexes.

Source: QS Quacquarelli Symonds

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Chandigarh University in Punjab, India, kicks off Admissions to Undergraduate and Postgraduate Distance Programs for September 2021 Academic Session.

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Photo: Faculty members of Chandigarh University Institute of Distance Learning (CU-IDO) launch the prospectus for Admissions 2021 September session at the university campus. Approved by UGC-DEB (University Grants Commission - Distance Education Bureau), CU-IDOL offers 5 Post-Graduate and 5 Under-Graduate programs that include MBA, MCA, M.Com., MA English, MA Psychology, BA, BCA, BBA, B.Com., and B.Sc. Travel & Tourism. Chandigarh University is a NAAC (National Assessment and Accreditation Council) A+ Grade autonomous educational institution located near Chandigarh in Punjab, India.

Source: Chandigarh University

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July 21, 2021

Universities should become thought leaders in finding solutions to global challenges, says Vice President of India

World University Summit

World University Summit

New Delhi, July 21, 2021 — The Vice President of India, M. Venkaiah Naidu, today asked universities to become thought leaders in finding solutions to global challenges such as climate change, poverty, and pollution. He also wanted the universities to discuss various socio-economic and political issues facing the world and develop ideas that the governments can implement as per their needs and suitability.

Addressing the inaugural session of the World Universities Summit organized by O.P. Jindal University virtually, the Vice President said that universities should produce good academicians, economists, and politicians who have good conduct, capacity, character, and caliber.

Referring to the theme of the Summit, “Universities of the Future: Building Institutional Resilience, Social Responsibility, and Community Impact,” Mr. Naidu called for promoting multi-disciplinary approaches and emphasized the need for collaborative academic effort to create sustainable and scalable solutions to the challenges around us. He opined that sustainable development was the answer to many challenges today, and universities can play a significant role towards this end. “Universities need to embed sustainability as an underlying mission across all activities they pursue in various fields,” he said.

Stating that virtual education cannot substitute traditional classroom learning, the Vice President emphasized the need to develop a hybrid teaching model for the future by combining the best offline and online education elements. He said that such a model should be both interactive and exciting for the learner and the teacher to ensure optimum learning outcomes. Furthermore, Mr. Naidu stressed that teaching is not simply content delivery; instead, it should prepare students to learn independently and creatively. “Through pro-active critical thinking, learners should be molded into leaders in their chosen fields so that eventually they evolve into drivers of social change,” he added.

Mr. Naidu recognized that the COVID-19 pandemic had forced faster innovation in the discipline of education, which can help us build a more equitable system of teaching and learning. However, he also expressed the need to improve and upgrade the online academic ecosystem constantly.

Referring to the saying “no one is safe until everyone is safe,” he stated that crisis management on a global scale requires a many-pronged, multicultural, collective approach warranting the cooperation of all.

Mr. Naidu appreciated the role of universities in research on Covid-19 vaccination and related fields. He said that humanity owes much to thousands of faculty members, research scholars, and students who have spent countless days and nights working silently to bring out helpful research for the world’s benefit.

Calling for the internationalization of the curriculum, he wanted increased collaboration on research, joint classes, and student projects with the active involvement of the industry. He also wanted Indian varsities to sensitize the world to the richness of ancient Indian knowledge systems that seek to promote sustainable ways of production and consumption.

Mr. Dharmendra Pradhan, Union Minister of Education, and Prof. (Dr.) D. P. Singh, Chairman, University Grants Commission (UGC), were among the dignitaries who attended the virtual event.

This Summit will witness 150+ Thought leaders from 6 continents and 25+ Countries. Institutional heads from over 100 universities will participate in the Summit. That includes 31 Vice-Chancellors, 28 Presidents & Rectors, 21 Provosts, Deputy/Associate/Executive Vice Chancellors & Vice/Associate Provosts, and 25 Deputy/Vice/Executive/ Presidents & Rectors.

Leading Universities and Colleges across Australia, Brazil, Canada, China, Columbia, Ecuador, France, Germany, Ghana, Hong Kong SAR, India, Israel, Italy, Japan, Malaysia, New Zealand, Pakistan, Russia, South Africa, South Korea, Spain, Taiwan, Thailand, the Netherlands, the United Kingdom, and the United States of America are participating in the Summit.

The Summit will see senior leadership from multiple National, Regional, and International organizations. That includes:

One will get an opportunity to hear from and even interact with renowned academics from leading universities, which include:

The participants will discuss over 30 themes across the sessions to cover a wide range of topics that include:

Sources: Vice President’s Secretariat, O.P. Jindal Global University.

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July 19, 2021

University Grants Commission (India) issues Guidelines on Examinations and Academic Calendar for Higher Education Institutions.

University Grants Commission (India) has issued Guidelines on Examinations and Academic Calendar for Higher Education Institutions. The new academic session in universities and colleges across the country will begin on October 1. The admission process has to be completed by September 30.

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Photo: University Grants Commission (India) issues Guidelines on Examinations and Academic Calendar for Higher Education Institutions.

Source: University Grants Commission, New Delhi.

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Chandigarh University's International Academic Alliance program is helping Indian students in studying abroad.

Chandigarh University offers global programs in association with universities from the USA, Australia, UK, and Canada.

Chandigarh University

Photo: Officials from the University of Maryland, USA, and Chandigarh University exchanging the Academic MoU documents under the International Academic Alliance Program.

CHANDIGARH, India, July 19, 2021 — Indian students find it challenging to travel abroad due to the prevalent travel restrictions imposed by countries because of the pandemic. According to an estimate, more than 7.5 lakh students from India travel abroad every year to pursue their dream to study at International Universities. However, it saw a 30% percent decline during 2020. Chandigarh University offers an alternate plan to realize the dream of studying abroad for Indian students under its International Academic Alliance program. With tie-ups with more than 309 Universities in 60+ countries, CU is offering various programs, including semesters abroad, student exchange, summer internships, and joint research initiatives. Chandigarh University is also offering International Articulation Programs in Engineering, BBA, Fine Arts, Commerce, Hospitality Management and MBA.

“More than 1200 students have benefited from the International Academic Alliance program at Chandigarh University. They have traveled abroad to countries like the USA, Canada, Australia, UK, Italy, and Germany to fulfill their dreams of pursuing higher education from foreign universities,” said the university Pro-Chancellor. Foreign institutions are offering 1+1 Masters and 1+2, 2+2 Under-Graduate programs for Indian students. Participating institutions include Vancouver Island University Canada, University of North Alabama USA, New York Film Academy, Arkansans State University, University of Canberra, University of New Castle, Curtain University, and Wollongong, Australia,” he added.

The Pro-Chancellor further said that “Indian students seeking admissions under the International Articulation Programs are in a win-win situation as they complete their initial 1 or 2 years of study at Chandigarh University. It saves money as they have to pay fees according to the local fee structure. They can then shift to their respective foreign universities to complete their degrees. It is a safe way to fulfill your dreams to study abroad as the success rate of getting visas under the International Articulation Program is 100%. In addition, the students are also eligible for benefits like work permit, stay till completion of the degree, and application for PR.”

“The students need not wait to ease travel restrictions as the initial 1 or 2 years of academic learning will be done in India. By then, things would be normal, and hence the students will save at least one academic year under the Chandigarh University International Articulation Program. In addition, the students are also eligible for government and university scholarships and fellowships. To date, CU has extended a benefit of Rs. 28 crores in the form of scholarships to students traveling abroad,” said Meenu Bhardwaj, Department of International Affairs, Chandigarh University.

Satnam Sandhu, Chancellor, Chandigarh University, said, “Chandigarh University has always worked to match the aspirations of today’s youth. Students and their parents aspire to undergo world-class education, enhancing career options at the global level. With this aim, we have started this International Academic Alliance Program where students get a platform to choose the country, university & course from the wide variety of international options. It can turn the dream of studying abroad into a reality.”

Chandigarh University is an autonomous educational institution located near Chandigarh in the state of Punjab, in India. It offers more than 109 undergraduate and postgraduate programs in engineering, management, pharmacy, law, architecture, journalism, animation, hotel management, and commerce.

Source: Chandigarh University

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July 16, 2021

MSc program in Global Luxury and Management (GLAM): SKEMA and NYU School of Professional Studies sign agreement to allow enrolled students to study in NYC


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Photo: NYU School of Professional Studies. Image Credit: SKEMA.

PARIS, July 15, 2021 — SKEMA Business School has announced a new agreement with the New York University School of Professional Studies (NYU SPS) Division of Programs in Business (DPB).

SKEMA Business School is one of the top French business schools devoted to higher education and research.

This agreement will establish the creation and launch, in New York City, of a customized course that will serve to complement the courses offered by SKEMA’s Global Luxury and Management (GLAM) program—an MSc accredited by the French Conférence des Grandes Ecoles. The program, which is open to students holding a bachelor’s degree or higher, affords a one-year and a two-year track, with a limited cohort of 50 students. Under the agreement, NYU SPS will also offer four courses on ‘Luxury Business Ethics.’

Students will spend their first semester in the United States on SKEMA’s American campus (Raleigh, NC) and the NYU SPS campus. They will continue their second semester on the new ‘Grand Paris Campus’ (France) Flagship, which opened in early 2021.

• Living present luxury and thinking its future

In addition to the courses given at NYU SPS, the program includes a study tour of New York City, including visits to significant luxury companies such as Tiffany & Co.

According to Anthony Ledru, President & CEO of Tiffany & Co, a 1995 SKEMA alumnus and member of the GLAM program board: ‘The United States is one of the leading luxury markets. To be able to understand it from inside with its actors on the field is an undeniable added value for a young graduate who ambitions to start a career in this sector.’

In addition, the GLAM MSc allows students to understand the diversified world of luxury - Paris, New York, Champagne, Cannes, or Monaco - through various sectors: fashion, hotels, travel, automotive, yachting, services… The program also addresses the new challenges of luxury - Corporate Social Responsibility & sustainability, digitalization, and client-centric processes - and ends with completing a master thesis and an internship of at least four months.

According to Patrice Houdayer, Vice-Dean in charge of the international programs and student life: ‘The development of strategic agreements is one of our SKY25 strategic plan (SKEMA Years 2020-2025). The choice of NYU SPS, already recognized for its expertise in the luxury sector, illustrates this perfectly and allows our students to access one of the best universities in the field.’

Source: SKEMA Business School

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July 13, 2021

Harvard Tops FORTUNE's 2021 Best MBA Programs Ranking

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NEW YORK, July 13, 2021 — Today, FORTUNE Education published its first-ever Best MBA Programs ranking, with Harvard University taking top honors, followed by Stanford University and The University of Pennsylvania’s Wharton School. The Howard University School of Business (No. 30) was named the nation’s most underrated full-time MBA program by FORTUNE’s editors.

FORTUNE produced a ranking that gets back to the core of why professionals decide to pursue MBAs: To position their careers better and significantly improve lifetime earnings. The payoff of an MBA continues to increase, and FORTUNE’s research finds an extraordinary rise in starting salaries for MBAs.

FORTUNE Education Editorial Director Lance Lambert says, “Employers still want MBA grads, and they’re willing to pony up for them. But not all programs are equal. That’s why in this fast-changing digital world, FORTUNE set out to find the top business schools. We looked for programs that not only see their graduates head into good jobs right out of the gate but also have a track record of placing alumni into the highest echelons of Corporate America.”

FORTUNE invited around 100 traditional full-time MBA programs to participate in the 2021 ranking. In all, 69 programs completed the questionnaire. That information, along with data collected from companies and executives, was used as the core of the ranking. A FORTUNE 1000 Score, based on the number of alumni C-Level employees at FORTUNE 1000 companies, accounts for 10% of each school’s score. Based on alumni starting salary and placement rates, an Outcomes Score accounts for 65%. Finally, based on Ipsos survey results of business professionals’ opinions of the schools, a Brand Score accounts for 25%.

• FORTUNE’s Top 10 MBA Programs of 2021

• Complete Ranking

  1. Harvard University - Boston, MA
  2. Stanford University - Stanford, CA
  3. University of Pennsylvania (Wharton) - Philadelphia, PA
  4. University of Chicago (Booth) - Chicago, IL
  5. Northwestern University (Kellogg) - Evanston, IL
  6. Columbia University - New York, NY
  7. New York University (Stern) - New York, NY
  8. Massachusetts Institute of Technology (Sloan) - Cambridge, MA
  9. Yale University - New Haven, CT
  10. Dartmouth College (Tuck) - Hanover, NH
  11. Duke University (Fuqua) - Durham, NC
  12. Cornell University (Johnson) - Ithaca, NY
  13. University of California-Berkeley (Haas) - Berkeley, CA
  14. University of Virginia (Darden) - Charlottesville, VA
  15. Carnegie Mellon University (Tepper) - Pittsburgh, PA
  16. University of Texas-Austin (McCombs) - Austin, TX
  17. University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill (Kenan-Flagler) - Chapel Hill, NC
  18. University of Washington (Foster) - Seattle, WA
  19. Georgetown University (McDonough) - Washington, DC
  20. Vanderbilt University (Owen) - Nashville, TN
  21. Indiana University (Kelley) - Bloomington, IN
  22. Rice University (Jones) - Houston, TX
  23. University of Minnesota-Twin Cities (Carlson) - Minneapolis, MN
  24. Georgia Institute of Technology (Scheller) - Atlanta, GA
  25. Texas A&M University-College Station (Mays) - College Station, TX
  26. University of Maryland-College Park (Smith) - College Park, MD
  27. University of California-Davis - Davis, CA
  28. University of Notre Dame (Mendoza) - Notre Dame, IN
  29. University of Florida (Warrington) - Gainesville, FL
  30. Howard University - Washington, DC
  31. Michigan State University (Broad) - East Lansing, MI
  32. University of Georgia (Terry) - Athens, GA
  33. Brigham Young University (Marriott) - Provo, UT
  34. Boston University (Questrom) - Boston, MA
  35. Southern Methodist University (Cox) - Dallas, TX
  36. University of Texas-Dallas - Richardson, TX
  37. Rutgers University-Newark and New Brunswick - Newark, NJ
  38. Fordham University (Gabelli) - New York, NY
  39. University of Pittsburgh (Katz) - Pittsburgh, PA
  40. George Washington University - Washington, DC
  41. University of Tennessee-Knoxville (Haslam) - Knoxville, TN
  42. Texas Christian University (Neeley) - Fort Worth, TX
  43. University of California-Irvine (Merage) - Irvine, CA
  44. Purdue University-West Lafayette (Krannert) - West Lafayette, IN
  45. Babson College (Olin) - Babson Park, MA
  46. University of Massachusetts-Amherst (Isenberg) - Amherst, MA
  47. William & Mary - Williamsburg, VA
  48. Pepperdine University (Graziadio) - Malibu, CA
  49. University of Denver (Daniels) - Denver, CO
  50. University of San Diego - San Diego, CA
  51. University of Arizona (Eller) - Tucson, AZ
  52. West Texas A&M University - Canyon, TX
  53. University of Houston (Bauer) - Houston, TX
  54. American University (Kogod) - Washington, DC
  55. University of Oklahoma (Price) - Norman, OK
  56. Tulane University (Freeman) - New Orleans, LA
  57. Clarkson University (Reh) - Potsdam, NY
  58. University of Alabama (Manderson) - Tuscaloosa, AL
  59. University of Oregon (Lundquist) - Eugene, OR
  60. Auburn University (Harbert) - Auburn, AL
  61. University of Cincinnati (Lindner) - Cincinnati, OH
  62. Hofstra University (Zarb) - Hempstead, NY
  63. Texas Tech University (Rawls) - Lubbock, TX
  64. Louisiana Tech University - Ruston, LA
  65. Syracuse University (Whitman) - Syracuse, NY
  66. Appalachian State University (Walker) - Boone, NC
  67. Case Western Reserve University (Weatherhead) - Cleveland, OH
  68. Morgan State University (Graves) - Baltimore, MD
  69. Lindenwood University - Saint Charles, MO

Curated by a team of expert journalists, FORTUNE Education is a destination for articles, insights, and ongoing reporting about what prospective students should know to make the best, most impactful decisions for their careers. FORTUNE Education also produces rankings and ratings of graduate, post-graduate, executive education, and personal and professional improvement programs, informed by FORTUNE’s unique understanding of which skills matter to businesses today.

FORTUNE says it drives the conversation about business — “With a global perspective, the guiding wisdom of history, and an unflinching eye to the future, we report and reveal the stories that matter today-and that will matter even more tomorrow.” It adds, “With the trusted power to convene and challenge those who are shaping the industry, commerce, and society around the world, FORTUNE lights the path for global leaders and gives them the tools to make business better.”

Source: FORTUNE Media

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