Published On: Wed, Mar 10th, 2010

University of Sunderland signs MoU with Lovely University

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University of Sunderland, UK has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Lovely Professional University, Phagwara for co-operation in various fields of education, including Business Studies. The move is in keeping with the concerted efforts of LPU management to bring to its students maximum exposure with regard to trans-national curriculum and pedagogy. The MoU is aimed at enhanced co-operation between the two parties in the stream Business Studies wherein a student will have the option to pursue a part of the studies at LPU and the remaining one from University of Sunderland. Such an arrangement will allow the student to refine his academic skills, in keeping with the different set of methodologies employed at the two universities. The MoU was signed by Leslie Brown, Head International Business Development and Operations- University of Sunderland and Dr. Vijay Gupta Vice Chancellor, LPU Phagwara.

Brown said, UK has been a traditionally favourite destination for many Indian students. The tie up will provide a good platform to the students who cherish to start their careers abroad at a much lesser cost. A degree by the foreign University will help the student secure greater acceptability with exotic employers. This will also help them to save themselves from playing into the hands of unscrupulous agents. Appreciating the efforts of LPU in bringing quality technical education to the Punjabi heartland, he said that given the sound infrastructure and the educational culture prevalent at LPU, more British Universities will like to establish ties with LPU in times to come.

Dr. Gupta said that the tie up, primarily focuses on Students Exchange and Twinning Programs , but in future it will be extended to cover aspects like Joint Research Programs, enhancement of curriculum and Faculty Exchange Programs, as well. He stated that the management of LPU is continuously establishing new tie ups with international Universities in various countries, thus bringing a wider bracket of choice to its students with regard to options of higher studies abroad.