Written by Bhativa Shukla
Gujarat Technological University (GTU), established by the Government of Gujarat in India caters to the fields of engineering, pharmacy, and business studies (MBA programs), Computer Applications (MCA), and Architecture in Gujarat.
96 of the university’s students have reached Canada to study at Laurentian University for 6 weeks under the “International Experience Program.” International Experience Program (IEP) is specially designed by GTU under its “Centre for Global Business Studies” and “Centre for Technology Education, Public Policy and Universities of the 21st Century.” IEP has been designed to increase global connectivity among higher education institutions. It also gives an opportunity for the students to experience International Education.
51 students reached on 14th June 2013 and rest of 45 students reached on 16th June 2013 at LU. 21 students are from the pre-final year of Bachelor of Pharmacy and 75 students are from the pre-final year of Computer engineering /IT/ CSE/MCA.
The Pharmacy students are studying Pharmacology III and Pharmaceutical Chemistry-X (Medicinal Chemistry). The Computer Science students of are covering Web Data Management and Wireless Communication & Mobile Programming at Laurentian University. An orientation and a reception were organized to welcome students and to brief them about the facilities at the campus. Dr. Vasu Appanna, Dean of the Faculty of Science and Engineering encouraged students to work hard, learn, and also to have fun by participating in various recreational and cultural activities on Thursday, 20th June, 2013. Students explored the city in a tour organized by Ms. Rachel Trudeau, Business Officer in the Dean’s office. They visited different places in Sudbury like Dynamic Earth, downtown, and New Sudbury Centre.
GTU Students at LU are impressed with the educational experience and innovative teaching techniques. They are finding the teaching environment very friendly and interactive. They will be studying for 6 weeks at Laurentian University and credits will be given by GTU.
The program was initiated in 2011, when 34 MBA students went to the University of Alberta, Canada. During the summer of 2012, 111 students had been to the Laurentian University, Canada for studies under IEP. GTU also offers such programs with Universities in the US and Germany.
GTU also has a co-supervision of doctoral research work under which 114 professors from Europe, the US, and Canada work with professors and doctoral students of GTU.
From November 2010 to July 2013, many leading academicians from Canada have visited India and have met students, professors, deans, and officers at GTU.