Guru Nanak Dev University signed MoU with Oklahoma University for Student Exchange Programmes
Special Lecture on ” An Overview on Diabetes Mellitus” held
Amritsar, May 10, 2019: Further expanding its North American partnerships, Guru Nanak Dev University (GNDU) has established further collaborations with Oklahoma University of Health Science (OUHSC) , An internationally prominent faculty, state-of-the-art facilities and new technology combine to make the Oklahoma Health Sciences Center a leader in education, research and patient care.
A high level a delegation from Oklahoma University of Health Sciences, USA led by Dr. Dharambir K. Sanghera, Director of the Genetic Epidemiology Laboratory, University Oklahoma Health Science Centre, USA visited the Guru Nanak Dev University, in an effort to meet and discuss various opportunities for collaboration. The discussions were mainly centred to invite PhD or Master’s students enrolled at GNDU to match a mentor at OUHSC and do their Research training as part of their thesis at OUHSC.
Vice-Chancellor Prof. Dr. Jaspal Singh Sandhu said that he is happy to see another important collaboration of our university with another top university in the USA. He said that prior to this we already have prestigious international accreditations, memberships and collaborations with many top international bodies and universities of the USA, UK, Canada, and many more. He said that such associations and recognitions are indeed advantageous for our students and faculty members. I anticipate that this collaboration will also be a resultant of great academic and research pursuits, he added.
Prof. Sandhu said that in this era of globalisation it has become imperative to provide our Indian students with the maximum exposure to international business ecosystems. As a way of serving this purpose, the signed MoU will include efforts from both Universities to provide students with internships. ‘This will be a very vital clause as it will be edifying the level expertise and exposure on the Indian students in line with their various fields of study during their time here in Oklahoma University. It will also go on to broaden the scope the horizons of the students, which will be very helpful to the developing Indian economy”, said Dr Sandhu.
Dr. Sanghera said this is strategic research partnership between University of Oklahoma, a world-class university in a cluster of higher world ranking and Guru Nanak Dev University with Category 1status is a milestone with respect to international relations. We are delighted to be a co-founder of this exciting endeavour between two international institutes of cutting-edge scholarship. I am sure that this partnership will bring mutual benefits for all involved parties and across the entire range of academic disciplines. Discussions were also held to student’s exchange programs for Master’s and doctoral students.” Dr. Sanghera thanked Vice – Chancellor and Coordinator of University-Industry Linkage cell for the warm hospitality extended to her and applauded the efforts of University –Industry cell of the University. They reaffirmed their commitment to working together to build such an enhanced and transformative partnership for the betterment of their two countries.
Dr. Manjit Nijjar, Vice President, Overseas Alumni Association said ‘Today marks nothing less than the beginning of a new era of cooperation for India and USA. By teaming up, our university is creating a unique alliance and leading the way in shaping the future of Indo-US research partnership. Dr. Nijjar further said he had an excellent meeting with Prof. Sandhu, Prof, Sanghera and Prof. Bedi for strong Indo-US strategic partnership particularly in the field of research”.
Prof. SS Behl, Dean Academic Affairs said that we are very excited to announce this new partnership, as it opens many new doors for students and faculty of Guru Nanak Dev University. These will also enable students from our campuses go, learn and have a truly global experience studying in the USA.
‘The signed MoU will be of great benefit to the students of both the Universities and as the University Linkage Cell, we will diligently make maximum use of this newly made partnership with Oklahoma University said Dr Preet Mohinder Singh Bedi, Coordinator University-Industry Cell.
Earlier, A special talk was organized on ” An Overview on Diabetes Mellitus ” at Sri Guru Granth Sahib Bhawan auditorium of the university by Prof. Dr. Dharambir K Sanghera, Oklahoma Health Sciences Center, USA. She is an elite alumnus of the university serving as Prof. of Pediatrics, Director Molecular Genetics Epidemiology Laboratory, Department of Pediatrics, Section of Genetics, Oklahoma Health Sciences Center, USA.
Prof. Dr SS Behl, Dean Academic Affairs presided over. A large number of students and faculty were present. Prof. BS Bajwa, Dean Alumni Association of the university presented the vote of thanks on this occasion.