*At LPU Campus, UK students learnt about Indian business environment, IT sector and great Indian culture
Jalandhar: A group of 20 UK students and faculty-members from Coventry University UK visited LPU Campus under exchange program. The purpose of the visit was to interact with Indian students to understand Indian business environment, IT sector and great Indian culture. During their stay, the UK students came to know about commerce, trade, industry and related policies in India by visiting various Industries and IT companies. UK students were also led to important cities of Punjab, Himachal Pradesh, Uttar Pradesh and the capital city of India -New Delhi. There, visitors learnt in person about Sikh-religion by visiting Golden Temple, weather change in Shimla, historical aspects of Taj Mahal, great IT company Infosys and many more. Students also learnt Indian cooking, Sports (Kho-Kho), Yoga, Classical dances in practical form.
LPU Chancellor Mr Ashok Mittal said. “I am happy to note that association with Coventry University is bringing forth productive results. This is the second visit of the students from Coventry University UK and we have once again got good feed-back from the visiting students. In the next phase LPU students would be visiting Coventry University.” Mr Mittal further informed: “At LPU internalization is an important aspect, and for the same we have tie-ups with more than 50 universities across the globe in UK, USA, Canada and other countries. This is to provide LPU students various students exchange opportunities with top universities of the world. In another phase, students from IOWA State University US and Mount Royal University Canada will visit LPU campus in the months of May & June 2014 for student exchange program.”
One of the visiting post graduate students, Marisa Josephina Catherine de Wolff of MSc International Business study program said: “We have learnt a lot at LPU in India. We not only came to know about academics and entrepreneurship, but also learnt about great Indian values, traditions and customs. We always had a fascination for Indian articles of fashion like bracelets, anklets, ribbons, hair-clips and crispy-spicy Indian- food, which this visit fulfilled in all.”
Illustrative, Coventry University is a public research university and is the second largest university in the city of Coventry, England. The university offers one of the world's most prestigious automotive design and engineering courses, and is the first institution in the UK to offer the disaster management program.