Khalsa College opens up for foreign collaboration in Education

Punjab Bureau

Delhi, December 14, 2013

Dharminder Singh Rataul
Dharminder Singh Rataul

The 121 year old Khalsa College Governing Council (KCGC) Amritsar, running the historic Khalsa College and 16 other reputed educational institutions in Punjab, is flexing muscles for the foreign collaborations. The Khalsa College has already been declared an autonomous College by the University Grants Commission (UGC), giving it the financial and academic autonomy.

The KCGC Deputy Director, Public Relations Dharminder Singh Rataul who left for Taiwan today for the ‘study tour’ said the world is becoming a global village and education will emerge as binding force. He said the Taiwan government had sponsored a study tour that will interact with the educationists, government functionaries and business honchos for possible foreign collaboration in the education.

Rataul said the KCGC is running almost all the colleges including the Khalsa College of Engineering, Veterinary, Agriculture, Nursing and Sports Colleges, would find out the ways for the future faculty and students exchange programs. The students after getting education from the Khalsa institutions had been finding jobs in various disciplines all over the world.

The Agriculture department of the College had been one of the pioneering in Punjab which spearheaded the Green Revolution. The department look ahead for the international collaborations in the discipline and the jobs placement in this sector had been an exemplary. The other departments that could be the prospective areas in collaboration included Bio-Technology, Computer Sciences and Engineeing

“We want that the universities and colleges of the world collaborate with us for the future study programs. We are happy that Taiwan government had given us an opportunity to study the prospects of such agreements’’, said Rataul. He hoped that the program would be an educationist experience wherein they would study the education, business and trade apart from the international relations and cultural ties between India and Taiwan.

The Sikh community in Taiwan had also welcomed the arrival of the representative of the Khalsa College and promised to work in close coordination for the closer Indo-Taiwan ties. “It is going to be a hectic program and we will be meeting the Indian students studying in Taiwan. We want that some of the degrees and educational programs are shared by the Taiwanese and Indian educational institutions’’, said Rataul.

KCGC President Satyajit Singh Majithia and honourary secretary Rajinder Mohan Singh Chhina had always been looking ahead due to their futuristic vision of education. They are always looking ahead for the international collaboration to provide world class education to the students of Punjab.


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