UNPRECEDENTED INDUSTRY PATRONAGE
Chandigarh University has forged industrial alliances with Top MNC's worldwide which assures high educational standards, up to- date and forward-thinking curricula, and professional relevance. At Chandigarh University you will have a distinct advantage through exposure to corporate standard environment through industry sponsored infrastructure and expert faculty.
The University involves global industry leaders in many ways:
Corporate Advisory Board: The unique Corporate Advisory board consisting of senior functionaries from IBM India, Microsoft, SAP Labs, Bank of America, Grail Research, The Oberoi and many more etc. helps in strategic planning to lay the roadmap for future endeavors giving a global prospective, quality, corporate culture, corporate practices etc. through brainstorming and strategy planning sessions.
Board of Studies: Each Board of Studies has technical experts from relevant industries, who actively support and monitor planning & execution of academic programs; providing regular support and recommendations to our faculty members. The representatives hail from various companies like Infosys, Quark India, CSIO, IBM, Deutsche, Vardhman Technologies, CRISIL, ITC etc.
Faculty Empowerment Program: Faculty development is essential for improving teacher effectiveness at all levels of the educational continuum. Industrial houses provide faculty of the university with opportunities for training and development through faculty empowerment programs on a regular basis giving a quality edge to the teaching learning process.
Expert Sessions and Industrial Visits: Industrial connoisseurs regularly visit the university to provide first hand exposure to corporate culture, industrial requirements, latest technological advancements and career options through interactive sessions with the students. Students of the university are given an opportunity to have hands on experience on industrial operation & set-up through mandatory industrial visits which is only possible because of the fine-feathered industry interface maintained at various levels.
ROBUST INDUSTRY INTERFACE
The enthusiasm of innovative projects shown by the students is matched by the industry through continuous guidance and supervision from the sponsoring industrial houses. These multi-faceted collaborations offer you experiential learning via projects, professional competence, internships, enhanced placement opportunities and skill enhancement. The major facilities include the following:
Our Strategic Industrial Collaborations:
MICROSOFT INNOVATION CENTER
North India's 1st Innovation center provides world class resources and support for students, entrepreneurs and startups, accelerating the creation of new companies, jobs and growth of the local software ecosystem. Microsoft Innovation Center offers a comprehensive set of programs and services to foster innovation and growth sustainable local software economies to students.
- Microsoft Virtual Academy - Microsoft training delivered by experts to help technologists continually learn, with hundreds of Microsoft training courses.
- Microsoft Technology Associate Certificate Program - MTA certifications allow you to explore career options in ITand validate your understanding of core concepts in IT infrastructure, databases and software development. They can also help prepare you for more advanced technology education and certifications.
- Empowering Women - Microsoft has initiated this program to empower women to play an active role in technology. CU has set a new benchmark by registering 1180 female engineers under this program.
- Microsoft Student Partner- Under this program, Student Partners are offered training especially in product-specific skills. MSP program aims to enhance students' employability and increase students' awareness of Microsoft technologies, programs and initiatives.
MICROSOFT - GLOBAL TECHNICAL SUPPORT CENTER (GTSC)
Microsoft India GTSC provides technical resolution services to Microsoft's customers and partners across geographies. The center works towards helping enterprises optimize their IT investments and keep their businesses productive around the clock. Chandigarh University and Microsoft - Global Technical Support Center (GTSC), India joined hands to groom and hire final semester students of Chandigarh University to go through a packed technical and overall readiness program for 4 months, both through classroom training and mentoring, to make them experts with Microsoft products and technologies that prepare them to help solve technical problems. This trainee program builds abilities and helps nurture a career in technology by providing challenging situations in various environments. Upon successful completion of the training, trainees are selected as Support Engineers and Partner Technical consultant.
IBM SOFTWARE LAB FOR EMERGING TECHNOLOGIES – 1st in India
IBM Software Lab for Emerging Technologies is an advancing information technology lab through research in software and services, and provides leadership by delivering innovations to various sectors. The lab is focused on a wide array of projects in exploratory and applied research. Under this academic initiative CU and IBM are also offering collaborated courses in cloud computing, information security, big data and business analytics
- Exposure to Open-source and specialized software such as Cognos, DB2, SPSS and Study material and live projects designed and provided by IBM
- Global Entrepreneur Program (GEP) supports and resources to startups with latest software, industry expertise and promotion
- Professional Certification from IBM, ensuring availability of industry ready IBM certified students.
- A self-sustaining model to ensure a continuous stream of competent skills in the market.
- Building strong linkages between IBM, Academia, IBM's Business Partners and Clients, various other industry groups and Government, for a collaborative ecosystem in the software industry.
IMS Academy is a unique simulation based Infrastructure Operations training Practice Oriented Model with fully automated Simulation Lab & Operations Platform. To provide a comprehensive ‘practice’ oriented training to groom students in IMS Technologies and transform them to a good ‘IMS Professionals’ with the required Skills, Competencies, and Essential practices, Tech Mahindra established North India’s first IMS Academy at Chandigarh University Campus.
- Tech Mahindra designs and operate educational programs to meet the learning and development needs of Tech Mahindra and other IT companies
- Students are given knowledge of Computer Hardware, operating System, Computer Network, Network Security, Database and hands on experience on these domains.
- Certification of IMS Tech Mahindra upon successful completion of the training program
- The successful candidates will be observed by Tech Mahindra immediately after the training and will also have a chance to work with world’s other leading IT companies
VIDEOCON – CONNECT ADVANCED COMMUNICATION LAB:
CU in association with Quadrant Televentures Limited (QTL) has setup an advanced communication lab for the students and faculty of Electronics and Communication Engineering. Along with specialized training, QTL will also facilitate students with expert sessions and onsite training. This collaboration will benefit students with live projects, industry exposure leading to domain specific placements.
- A live simulation environment to impart practical technical knowledge to the students and faculty of Electronics and Communication Engineering (ECE)
- Hands on experience of live latest technologies like, RF optimization, Network planning, EMF, Transmission, Broadband (Wi-Fi and DSL), FTTH, WBB, GSM and CDMA etc.
- Opportunity for students to equip themselves with field specific knowledge through onsite training, live projects, industrial tours.
- Placement opportunities in electronics and communication, and other aligned fields.
More Prominent TIE-UP's
WIPRO MISSION 10X TECHNOLOGY LEARNING CENTER: One of the two of its kind in the region, MTLC provides for the high end FPGA based electronic product design through the use of Unified technology learning platform. Project work by the students is directly monitored by Wipro Experts. Projects range can span over the fields of communication, medical electronics, robotics, mobile app development and more for students to b industry ready.
MSC CENTER OF EXCELLENCE: Computer Aided Engineering center which provides modeling and simulation solutions. The MSC Centre of Excellence lab is equipped with expertise tools, software’s and systems for sustainability assessment of products, standard analysis, and sustainable manufacturing. Finite Element Analysis (FEA), Multi Body Dynamics (MBD), MSC Nastran, MSC Patran, LS-Dyna are some of the advanced software application available at the facility.
ORACLE ACADEMY LAB: The Oracle Academy is one of the most comprehensive academic offerings in the IT industry, providing software, technology, business curriculum, and certification resources to teachers in secondary and higher education institutions. The program delivers hands-on technical experience to prepare students for both IT and business careers, and provides faculty with professional development resources to further their own careers.
VE COMMERCIAL VEHICLES: Under this training program students are trained on the technical and interpersonal skills as per the requirements of Volvo Eicher. This job-oriented training program is designed specifically for graduating students and focuses on fulfilling the gap of academia and industry. Students are offered placements during final semester upon successful completion of the training.
ALLELE LIFE SCIENCES: For conducting collaborative research projects. It facilitates exchange of academic information and materials, Internship programs and apprenticeship.
IHG (INTERCONTINENTAL HOTEL GROUP): IHG Academy provides students opportunities in employment and skill development in one of the world’s largest hotel companies. It includes giving hand on work experience and professional conducted programs.
THE TAJ: CU has joined hands with TAJ Hotels - Chandigarh. This MOU aims to provide our students with the best of training and guidance from one of the best hotel organization in the world
COX AND KINGS: Cox and Kings is one of the oldest and most renowned of travel agency in the world. Our alliance with them gives our student an added advantage to train under their expert and professional guidance.
LIGARE AVIATION: Ligare Aviation has signed MOU under which state of the art Tourism Lab has been set up, industry-academic certification programs and IATA certification course are also offered to our students.
GLOBAL OUTLOOK: Chandigarh University has a global outlook, and our internationalization strategy ensures this perspective in everything we do. We attract world-class academics who have wide-ranging influence and are champions for international activity. We have links with over 150 + institutions worldwide and over 550 + international students study with us each year. All this means that you graduate with a truly global perspective – something highly valued by employers.
- International summer/ Winter Programs – Short duration programs of 2-4 weeks are perfectway for students to balance their desire for international exposure with the academic life.
- Semester Abroad/Exchange Programs – An opportunity to complete your semester abroad which further add to your international experience and let you grow your network both on personal & professional level.
- Higher Education Programs – An opportunity to be professionally attached to multinational companies and start-ups. It aims to provide CU students the experience of studying and working abroad.
- International Internships – An opportunity to gain work experience abroad by undertaking an internship in a foreign country.
- International Workshops & Conferences – Enhance the cornucopia of knowledge through discussions on various imperative topics will add an insight to ponder and confer over crux of today's scientific and technological perk up.
- International Faculty – Faculty from partner universities regularly visits us and help our students to understand diverse spectrums and guide them in their area of choice and interest
INTERNATIONAL EXPERTS:In an ever changing global marketplace, it becomes imperative that students have a wide-ranging expertise. CU is working closely with prestigious institutions throughout the world and regularly engages renowned and professionally established international experts to interact and groom students to lead the global businesses.
CULTURALLY DIVERSE STUDENT LIFE
In today's increasingly interconnected world, developing cultural competency and embracing differences is essential to success. At CU, we have always recognized the important contributions made by individuals from a variety of backgrounds. Our diverse student body—comprised of students from all Indian states and 20 countries promises you a culturally enriching experience. You'll be encouraged to challenge yourself and your way of thinking. These influences will help you grow and expand. Ethnic and cultural diversity enrich our student life, academic programs and campus activities.
Chandigarh University provides an excellent learning platform for young students along with bridging the gap between talent and opportunities. The academic setup is very different and helps in overall development. Muskan, Uttar Pradesh, Computer Science & Engineering
The faculty members are really professional and they have core knowledge about their fields. There are also some important subjects which are included in curriculum like aptitude and soft skills. Very knowledgeable guest lectures are arranged by the university for the students as well as faculty members. Priyanshi, Himachal Pradesh, Bio- Technology
CU is student centric institution, open house program provides a transparent interface to the students. Feedback mechanism is really through and regular interaction with top management is really appreciated among the students. Varun, Uttrakhand, Electronics & communication Engineering
Chandigarh University does not believe in treating you bookish knowledge, rather it enforces students to do their best through their ability and creativity. My experience at CU has been awesome. The tutors are encouraging and my peers are ambitious and enthusiastic providing me with the right environment to learn. Girish, Andhra Pradesh, Mechatronics Engineering
I enjoy being a student at CU. I was impressed by the appealing studying atmosphere, nice environment, good facilities and convenient location etc. The environment at university is conducive enough to produce future leaders for Industry. Ankit Raj, Bihar, Mechanical Engineering
I am from Chennai and North India is like a whole new experience for me, food, culture and language all is different but at CU I feel like I am at home. I was hesitant in the beginning but as time passed I found myself among friends and amazing faculty. Kapil, Tamil Nadu, Computer Science & Engineering
The 3rd day I was in Chandigarh University our batch was taken to regional office of a national channel for real time interaction. Till now I have met renowned media personalities and have had first-hand experience of how media professionals work. It is amazing. Sargam Shukla, Delhi, Journalism & Mass communication
Being a female and coming from completely different culture and geography I was hesitant at first. But, my experience at the university is really positive, apart from being the ideal destination for education it is also very safe and secure place. I feel protected at all times and an assurance to fulfill my professional aspirations. Shafia, Jammu & Kashmir, Civil Engineering
We work on lot of projects along with regular studies and I feel that it is important for any animation student. English is not my first language but teachers support us by explaining if we miss on anything, they are really supportive. I love being with people from so many countries as it gives me chance to extend my knowledge base. Tanakorn, Thailand, Animation
I chose India because it has so much diversity, I am making so many friends and learning to adapt in new environment. I like the exposure we are getting at the university in terms of studies, cultural exchange and innovative thinking. Titisun, Thailand, Agricultural Sciences
While searching for number of universities in India I was suggested for Chandigarh University by my friend, he is studying here and explained me about the wonderful opportunities available for entrepreneurship. My experience so far has been satisfying. Ugyen Phuntsho, Bhutan, Hotel Management
Chandigarh is a global city and Chandigarh University is a global university. Fact that the university is providing such brilliant career opportunities is impressive and off course securing as a young engineering aspirant. Jayshil Harkhani, Gujarat, Computer Science & Engineering
RETURN ON INVESTMENT (ROI)
We believe that everyone with the thirst and aptitude for learning should have the opportunity to benefit from such a life-changing experience. Chandigarh University offers most affordable fee structure in the region thus leading to the best return on your investment.
What is 'Return on Investment – ROI’?
A performance measure used to evaluate the efficiency of an investment or to compare the efficiency of a number of different investments. ROI measures the amount of return on an investment relative to the investment cost. To calculate ROI, the benefit (or return) of an investment is divided by the cost of the investment, and the result is expressed as a percentage or a ratio.
6.5 TIMES - Return on Investment – Highest in Region
Education is an investment in which the student invests his/her time and his/her parents invest their hard-earned money. Any student taking admission in a University deposits certain amount which is known as Course Fee. The dream to secure placement with good package is what a student or his/her parents expects from the University or Institution and the package with which the student passes out is the Return-on-Investment.
Chandigarh University offers the best Return-on-Investment (ROI) in the region to its students by inviting top notch Multi-National Companies for campus placements who in-turn not only offers placement opportunities but also a dream offer in terms of package offered to the students. For an Engineering or MBA student at CU who invested an amount of Rs. 1.08 lacs as a course fee into his degree got an average Return-on-Investment of Rs. 7 lacs (Investment grew 6.5 times) after completing his degree which is highest in the region and comparable to IITs, IIMs, IIITs and NITs.
Complete Analysis of ROI offered by CU (2009-2015)
Investment in terms of course fee by a student at Chandigarh University grew 1 time in 2009 which increased to 2 times RoI during 2010. As time progressed, CU witnessed an exponential growth in Number of Companies picking up CU students during campus placements. The growth was not only confined to increase in number of companies but also package offered by them which led to increase in RoI (Return-on-Investment) to student passing-out to about 3.5 times in 2011 which jumped exponentially to 4 times in 2012 and 5 times in 2013 respectively. In the year 2014 with the highest package offered to CU student touching a record high of Rs. 24 lacs, the Return-on-Investment also reached 6.5 times which also continued in the current 2015 on-going placement session for 2015 yet-to-passout batch.