PDPU Students to Work in Canada for One Month

Every year Five PDPU Students can Work in Canada for One Month :

Indo – Canadian Business Chamber – Gujarat has signed an MoU with Pandit Deendayal Petroleum University, Gandhinagar ( PDPU ), through which PDPU can send five students every year from its School of Liberal Studies to Canada to work in Indo Canadian companies for one month.

The students will work in companies from several industries like renewable energy, water and clean technology, food processing, infrastructure, automotive, education, oil and gas, biotech, tourism and ICT. “The students will work in areas of marketing research, production process changes, access to finance, HR & organizational issues.

They will also do research on issues related to Indo Canadian trade like why are Indian companies slow in investing in oil sands in Canada as compared to Chinese companies, how to take the US$ 5 billion trade between India and Canada to US$ 15 billion by 2015, provincial mapping of clusters between India and Canadian provinces etc,” said Jagat Shah, chairman of Indo – Canadian Business Chamber – Gujarat. On Friday, PDPU hosted an Indo Canada roundtable on energy, entrepreneurship and education.

The roundtable was presided by Indira Vasanti Samarasekera, president – University of Alberta, Canada, Jayanthi Ravi, commissioner of higher education, government of Gujarat and PK Banik, director general of PDPU. PDPU and University of Alberta, Canada signed an MoU under which facilities like international exposure programs, UG internships, opportunities for higher education, joint research activities and seminars would be provided for the students.

PDPU is having collaborations with following Canadian Institutes :

1. University of Regina, Canada

Areas of Collaborations :

  • Joint educational and research activities;
  • Exchange of academic materials and academic publications;
  • Exchange of faculty members for research, lectures, and discussions;
  • Exchange of students for study and research.

2. University of Western Ontario, Canada

Areas of Collaborations :

  • The exchange of faculty for joint teaching and research programs,
  • Encouraging the enrollment of qualified students in the other’s academic programs,
  • Avenues for strengthening their relationship and furthering excellence in Canada and Indian education