Canada’s University of Winnipeg (UW) and Lovely Professional University have signed varied Memorandums of Understanding (MoUs) for semester exchange and subject articulation programs, particularly in mathematics. Known for academic excellence, indigenous scholarship, environmental commitment, small class sizes and campus diversity; the roots of University of Winnipeg date back more than 145 years.

On behalf of the UW, its Interim President and Vice-Chancellor, Dr James Currie & Interim Provost and Vice-President (Academic) Dr Jan Stewart; and from LPU, its Registrar & Senior Dean, Dr Monica Gulati and LPU’s Vice President Mr Aman Mittal signed the MoUs.

Vice President, Mr Aman Mittal shares: “Aiming internationalization of education, LPU is a globally connected university and provides its students with as many global opportunities as possible. It has already connected its students to nearly 200 top universities around the world to make them globally fit just after their academics. And, we will keep on striving to make the most of these collaborations for the ultimate benefit of the students and global society.”

While being adhered to Government of India’s National Education Policy (NEP)-2020, the target here is to internationalize education at LPU campus. In fact, internationalisation is a very important element in the growth and development of a university, as well as its contribution to the country. And, LPU is one of the leading universities of the country that has embraced internationalisation in both letter and spirit. Currently, an increasing number of LPU students are achieving success in their careers as a result of availing international education opportunities.

Deputy Dean at LPU’s Department of Mathematics, Dr Kailash Juglan shared that an online collaborative session was conducted by faculties of both UW and LPU to inform about MoUs in detail to the students. Chair, Department of Mathematics & Statistics, Prof Dr Anna Stokke; and, Associate Vice-President of the International Department at UW, Prof Manish Pandey  discussed various programs, courses and research opportunities available with UW.

Faculty members and students, particularly of the department of mathematics at LPU attended the session. Dr Stokke informed about the eligibility criteria, credit transfer scheme for collaborated programs, and also clarified the doubts of LPU students.

Under such collaboration, students will complete their first year at LPU and the remaining of their degree at the University of Winnipeg (Canada). Students admitted under this agreement will also be permitted to take additional courses and complete the requirements of their degree at the University of Winnipeg.