Chitkara University, Chandigarh :: eduINTERNATIONALISATION

To what extent does Internationalisation holds a dominant strategic perspective at your institution?

7.5 on a Scale of 10

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What’s the dominant view & vision of your Institution pertaining to the Internationalisation of Education?

We at Chitkara University firmly believe that the process of globalization is here to stay and would have a profound effect on the way higher educational institutions shape their policies to impart education and carry out research. A technology driven global order would demand globally networked universities working in close collaboration with each other for the benefit of international community. Increasing internationalization would require a liberal mindset that is free of prejudice, is adaptable, has due regard for cultural and regional diversities and is amenable to resource and knowledge sharing. Accordingly our vision is: To emerge as a global university that nurtures students who are sensitive towards their international social responsibility and can contribute to make a better world. Our mission is to carry out the academic processes in accordance with global standards and to promote research, innovation and entrepreneurship in collaboration with industry, research laboratories and academic institutions of global repute.

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How has your Institution furthered the cause of Internationalisation of Education in each of the following thematics?

Fostering Human Development through understanding and respect across nations

The operational philosophy of Chitkara University lays emphasis on internationalization with the ultimate aim of learning from diverse cultures while at the same time preserving our own. Our endeavour is to ensure that our faculty and students acquire the ability to be adaptable, are all embracing and open to new ideas. Our international student and faculty exchange programmes cover the complete spectrum of global community embracing under-developed, developing and developed countries. Our policies are free of all prejudices like gender bias, racial or colour discriminations leading to an all-encompassing learning environment. Chitkara University has been working systematically to bring together cultures and languages and has established a School of Languages where German and French are taught and soon Japanese and Chinese would follow. The ethos flows down from the Chancellor himself who has completed 10 levels of French and 5 levels of Mandarin. A CLIL (Content Language and Integrated Learning) Centre has been established at the University under the ERASMUS+ programme. Students from countries like Nepal, Bhutan, Myanmar and Thailand have been enrolled and apart from their regular curricula are provided special coaching to help them overcome any intellectual handicaps resulting from their underdeveloped regional environment. Our faculty members regularly visit universities in these countries to deliver faculty development programmes. Chitkara University has joined a consortium of universities from Britain, Bangladesh, Sri Lanka and Pakistan under the aegis of Anglia Ruskin South Asia Partnership. This is an ideal example of universities from diverse developmental backgrounds joining hands to further the cause of research for the benefit of mankind.Students and faculty from many developed countries visit our campus under cultural exchange and semester abroad programmes and apart from engaging in academic and research activities are given an exposure to the rich Indian culture.Our belief is that such programmes lead to better international understanding and bring down cultural barriers that inhibit development of a homogeneous international society.

Expanding and sustaining avenues for economic competitiveness

Chitkara University has realized that in this globalised world Internationalisation of higher education is no longer a choice but is an imperative – it is either internationalise or remain a laggard. Internationalisation is a part of the culture and ethos that flows across our institution and is embedded into organizational planning and policies. It has resulted in over 125 collaborations with foreign universities across all continents. Most of the MOUs signed with various universities across the globe are truly active and cater to student and faculty mobility, academic programme design and delivery, entrepreneurial activities, collaborative research projects, co-guiding of research projects, joint annual international conferences and workshops. Each potential opportunity is largely measured in terms of not only its ability to be financially viable but also its capacity to inculcate global outlook in the campus. Such activities apart from giving a boost to research and knowledge sharing also contribute to generation of new knowledge and consequently facilitate in building a brand image of the University. It is our firm conviction that such activities would help in sustaining international collaborations and sustain economic competitiveness.

Promoting Academic Entrepreneurialism

Chitkara University is aware that research is a capital intensive activity and requires large infusion of funds. Moreover, research is an ongoing activity that continuously consumes monetary resources. It is therefore prudent that different universities join hands to optimise expenditure on this vital activity. Further, it is an era of multi-disciplinary research. A university cannot develop expertise in all domains thereby making inter-university collaboration an imperative. Accordingly, Chitkara University has entered into research collaborations with University of Western England, UK, University of Sao Paulo, Brazil, University of the Western Cape, South Africa, Helsinki University, Finland, Purdue University, USA, Deakin University, Australia, University of Nottingham, and numerous other research establishments and industry. A systematic effort is directed toward applying for research grants, either individually or as a group of universities, to various funding agencies. This has resulted in receipt of research grants to the tune of INR 4Cr Promoting academic entrepreneurialism is embedded in the working philosophy of Chitkara University. Faculty and students are encouraged to innovate and apply for patents. So far more than 125 applications for patents have been filed and 10 tech transfers have been initiated.

Enhancing Employment at Foreign-Owned Firms

Chitkara University has very vibrant and effective industry-academia collaboration programmes. Numerous companies, including MNCs, have joined hands with the University to train students and to promote research. A number of reputable industries have research laboratories in the campus. In addition, University regularly organizes seminars and workshops where representatives of academia – both Indian and foreign – and industry participate. This results in students getting internship slots in various companies also international especially in countries like France, South Korea and Taiwan. Moreover, Chitkara from a family name has morphed into a brand name and thereby attracts industry to absorb our students. Our global operations also help in foreign owned firms visiting our campus to select our students and a number of them have been selected to companies viz. Google, Amazon, HP, Accor, Siemens, Texas Instruments, Microsoft, to name a few.

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Rate the intensity of the driving forces of Internationalisation Programmes at your Institution

Help build internal capacity
High

Facilitate meaningful and impactful research
Very High

Build the diversity of staff & students
High

Enhance institutional productivity embracing examples of international best practices
Very High

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Comment on each of the facets of Internationalisation of Education as they are practiced at your institution

Institutional Partnerships

At the International Office of Chitkara University, we take pride in proclaiming our strategic yet quite sustainable collaboration for all the affirmative actions with about 128 Universities in 25 countries across the six continents. Our core strength of global academia alliance consolidates & capitalizes the core areas of global teaching & learning mobility, through exchanges, summer school, articulation & twinning, exclusive scholarships, TNE, apprenticeship, Research & Development to jointly designing & delivering of curriculum and much beyond. From Australia to America, from Russia to Taiwan, we have substantial reach & presence for boosting Internationalization just not at our all campuses alone but across our trusted & priority partner campuses & countries either bilaterally or trilaterally or even multilaterally. Today, we have quite rewarding & sustainable alliances with the Ivy League Universities in the USA, U-15 members Universities in Canada, Grande Ecole in France, Russsel Group & Golden Triangle in the UK, etc. For further details please visit: www.chitkara.edu.in/international-collaborations

New Programmes

We give immense emphasis on developing & delivering syllabus that are most relevant amidst the Industry’s demanding trends & demographic. We consistently & continuously work on cross border collaborations that develop innovative education programs and research enterprises. There has been a paradigm shift in our teaching learning pedagogy since the time we collaborated Internationally and the result has been problem based and project based learning that is based on outcomes. It has also led to articulation programs across a number of disciplines especially hospitality and IT programs. The students can complete the first two years with us and articulate to our collaborating Universities in Canada, Australia, UK, USA and the diploma / degree is awarded from the overseas institution. The curriculum and program structure for our Journalism and Mass Communication program has been inspired by and adapted from the UNESCO Model Curricula for Journalism Education. There are many other programs recently initiated to inculcate the will to proficiently acquire the much sought after skill by leading World Council Federations & Fortune & Forbes listed Global MNC leaders with strategic such as CISCO, CA, Dassault Systems, Schneider, Siemens, National Instruments, Cadence Design Systems etc to develop and deploy industry-relevant curricula on various technologies.

Bi-Directional Student Mobility

Our mobility initiatives are multi-directional, both in-bound & out-bound besides not just for learning cohorts but also covers teaching engagements. Nearly 150-160 students on an average go on short mobility programs every semester and about the same numbers come to our campuses from across the world. In any academic year we host nearly 550-600 international students from over 12 countries. Most students opt for Summer/Winter Schools, semester exchanges, privileged partner exclusive scholarships for 2+2, 1+1, 3+1 etc articulated & twinning arrangements. The most preferred & priority destinations are USA, Canada, France, Germany, South Korea, Taiwan, UK, Australia, UAE etc. Also we send a couple of deserving students every Semester on a totally paid Scholarship for a Semester under the ERASMUS+ ICM 107 to METU, Turkey and a few students to South Korea on a South Korean Govt. Scholarship. Our students have also been offered fully or partly paid International Internship programs in France, South Korea and Taiwan as designed by our Industry partner keeping in view preparing our students to eventually be their future employees.

 Staff Recruitment

We have about 850 plus teaching faculties with most having prowess expertise in their related & designated field. Most of our faculty colleagues have nearly couple of decades of teaching experience with PhD qualifications. Our multidisciplinary campuses often host Industry-led visiting guest lecturers that contribute significantly as win-win proposition to all the key stakeholders. We also host adjunct & emeritus guest professors from our trusted priority providers under our TNE initiatives to teach specialized yet exclusive capstone modules to our deserving students. We have hosted nearly over 250 plus faculties from over 78 Universities from over 43 countries through our much acclaimed Global Week Series (2013-2017). As members of AISEC we have hosted a number of faculty for a Semester from various countries. On an average there are over 100 guest professors from the relevant industry experts who teach & mentor our students at our both campuses every year. We also have provisioned Teach-In-India program where our partner Universities send their staff to teach our students besides jointly delivering & organizing CPD, FDP, MDP, symposium & training workshops. Also we have a couple of international faculty teaching at the campus and a couple of international working in the Office of International.

 Research Partnerships

For Research Partnerships, we take a three pronged approach – make a cohort for applying for funding from International funding agencies, Co guiding PhD research and collaborating with leading international research labs for cutting edge research for new product developments.

 Quality & Accreditation

Chitkara University diverse schools are governed by designated governing councils as the University itself is completely compliant to UGC norms as its apex governing body. Besides our every faculty (nearly 14 colleges) are stringently regulated under their designated professional body that controls & regulates stated accreditations & quality mandates. We are members of AACSB, EFMD, QS, College Board etc. whom we totally bank upon for best practices & pedagogical excellence mandates.

External Examinations

We regularly conduct various external examinations that largely benefit our deserving students to have their qualification globally recognized & accepted. May it be in International languages proficiency certification (DELF & DALF-French Languages) or the Goethe Zertifikat A1 & all other higher level certificates (A2 to C2) Furthermore, almost every respective school conducts various external examination that make our students eligible to eventually render their skills across the globe through some of the adjudged authorities for instance in Hospitality & Catering Management –we periodically conduct the UKAS/FSA/DEFRA-UK examinations. For our under graduate Business programs which are in collaboration with Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA), a UK based global organization & Institute of Certified Management Accountants (IMA) offered Certificate in Management Accounting (CMA) from USA etc. that hold their independent assessment & evaluations. We also accept applications from International Students who have qualified the requisite examinations listed by College Board, USA.

Co-Supervision

At our Chitkara University Research and Innovation Network, we have successfully initiated & expedited numerous yet critical Research projects in tandem with our Industry & Academia partners for joint supervision of PhDs. We have over 200 PhD scholars, out of which almost 10% are under co-supervision with International partners. The focus areas are Augmented Reality, Cloud Computing, Information Security wherein we are working with Deakin University, Purdue University, Lousiana Tech, for joint supervision, co-publication, mutual citations, journals, co-patents, Industry grants, projects & endowments.

Visiting Faculty

We also host adjunct & emeritus guest professors from our trusted priority providers under our TNE initiatives to teach specialized yet exclusive capstone modules to our deserving students. We have hosted nearly over 250 plus faculties from over 78 Universities from over 43 countries through our much acclaimed Global Week Series (2013-2017). On an average there are over 100 guest professors from the relevant industry experts who teach & mentor our students at our both campuses every year. We also have provisioned Teach-In-India program where our partner Universities send their staff to teach our students besides jointly delivering & organizing CPD, FDP, MDP, symposium & training workshops.

International Visibility

Chitkara University has been one of the very few Universitiesin the Indian SubContinent that has been regularly participating EAIE, NAFSA and APAIE, QS Maple & Apple, ICEF for the last six years. And has also presented in the VC’S round table and other seminars both at APAIE and QS Apple. We are also closely connected to College Board, SDI, Erasmus Consortium, EFMD, EURAXES, EduTech, IUNC Global, Enactus, ISCN, DAAD, Campus France, Goethe Zentrum, Max Muller, Diverse Embassy & Country Consulates Senate Committee, Austrade, USEFI, British Council, BDHC, etc.

International Offices

Today Chitkara University has three campuses, two incubators & one accelerator with four offices pan India. We have one office in Kathmandu, Thimphu& Dubai predominately for our outreach, recruitment, external affairs & placement purposes.

International Languages

Our School of Languages is license partner of Inlingua to teach Business English Communication skills besides we are the first in the region to teach German, French uptill B2 level at our both the campuses. We would soon be the first in the North India to have our very indigenous Confucius Center & School of Japanese Languages. We have recently been honored by the German Embassy & GoetheZentrum for achieving the largest number of A1 &A2 German Language certified graduates in the region. (Last verified count was 168)

Study Tours

We strongly believe that travel is the best education. At the International Cell of our both campuses we extensively podcast & strongly promote over 50-60 plus SMP options with 15-20 articulations & twinning HE avenues besides 25-30 reciprocal semester exchange related opportunities.

Institutional Visits

We are proud that our alliances with prestigious Universities has been viable & sustainable only because of consistent & continued extensive mobility both from our & our partners side. We host on an average 150-170 plus guests every year at our all campuses/schools this does not include the 40-50 distinguished professors on our Global Week’s list of invitees and our faculty and officials of the International office travel to various partners every Semester.

Special Tuition Fee

Chitkara University takes pride in the fact that we are a not-for-profit Institution. We have numerous yet generous & considerate opportunities for the deserving students that include our Hon’ble Chancellor’s Scholarship that is a Performance Accomplished Progress Achieved Scholarship. Our nearly 500 plus International students from the SAARC Nations are categorized under one nation one citizen scheme for bestowing our coveted bursaries & grants. Also deserving students from SAARC countries are awarded special scholarships on their tuition and hostel fee.

Others

Under the ERASMUS+ KA 107 ICM a couple of our officials of the Office of International Affairs were invited to International Staff Week hosted by METU at Ankara to share the Best practices in International. The five day trip was fully funded by Middle East Technological University, Turkey. Also METU has extended the Invite to the teaching faculty under the same program ERASMUS+ ICM 107 mobility program. Faculty mobility is an important ingredient of Internationalisation at Chitkara University and both faculty and administrative staff Is encouraged to participate in International conferences and taking short term teaching modules overseas. Over 60 members of the faculty have visited overseas in the last three years. IUCEE – Chitkara University is a consortium member of Indo-Universal Collaboration of Engineering Education since 2007. As part of this consortium we further our international collaboration for research, student and faculty mobility with a pool of 50 universities from across the globe. There are various initiatives under this consortium viz SCALE (Student Consortium for Advancement and Learning in Engineering Education), EPICS (Engineering Projects in Community Service), GEDC (Global Engineering Deans Council), which we are a part of.

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Specific Internationalisation Initiatives & their Impact

Internationalisation Initiative 1

Name of the Initiative
Erasmus+ Projects- CLIL and OCULUS

Partner Institution/Organisation

India
Chitkara University
Manipal University (LEAD)
Symbiosis International University
Pondicherry University
University Of Hyderabad

International Partners
Universita’ degliStudi di Milano (UNIMI), Italy
Universidad de Castilla La Mancha (UCLM), Spain
LatvijasUniversitate, Latvia
UniversitatPolitecnica De Catalunya; StichtingHogeschool Utrecht
City University Of London
Association Of Schools And Colleges Of Optometry
Israel College Of Optometry
Sapir Academic College
Hadassah Academic College
Bar Ilan University

Initiated From (Year)
2016

Details of the Initiative

Content and Language Integrated Learning (CLIL) is a competence-based teaching approach that is gaining ground in European education systems. The idea is to teach both the subject and the language, and is captured in the phrase “using language to learn, learning to use language”. CLIL as an innovative pedagogical practice can be introduced in the Indian education system to preserve national multilingualism. It is expected to inaugurate CLIL training and resource centre at Chitkara University within a year with mentoring from the European partner. Chitkara University through Chitkara College for Education for Women(CCEW) will prepare resources in Punjabi and Hindi. These will then be introduced and tested for their impact in Chitkara International School. OCULUS is a consortium of educators from optometry schools in Europe (Norway, UK, Spain and the Netherlands) and beyond with a three-pillar strategy to reform optometric education in Israel and India and harmonise it with European standards. This will mean greater employability and job mobility for graduates, and better trained optometrists will lead to a reduction in blindness and vision impairment.In pillar 1, new educational resources will be developed to reform the curricula in Israel and India, meeting the high standards of the European Diploma in Optometry (DipE), harmonising optometric education and scope of practice. The DipE was designed almost 20 years ago and is missing elements of education that lead to lifelong learning. Therefore, pillars 2 and 3 bring innovations to optometric education, enhancing the standard even further, beyond DipE. In pillar 2, educational resources for evidence based optometric practice (EBP) will be developed. EBP is a vital part of effective patient care but is still a novel concept in optometric education, and there is a recognised need for better EBP education in optometry, making this an important addition to the DipE. In pillar 3, a personal learning network (PLN) will be created for optometry students and practitioners, as an online portfolio of patient encounters and platform for peer review and discussion. OCULUS has the support of global optometry governing and education bodies. The Israel Council of Optometry and the Association of Colleges and Schools of Optometry in India are full partners. European Academy of Optometry and Optics and the Norwegian Association of Optometry are associate partners. These organizations will ensure that OCULUS outputs are disseminated globally for maximum exploitation and impact.

Weblink of the Initiative (on Institutional Portal)

http://ec.europa.eu/programmes/erasmus-plus/projects/eplus-project-details-page/?nodeRef=workspace://SpacesStore/d59ee9a8-e863-4b77-be30-f9535323ee13
www.clilatindia.in

Measurable Impact One 

Since it is the first year of the project there have been group discussions and awareness related to the projects

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Internationalisation Initiative 2

Name of the Initiative
Joint PhD program with Deakin University, Australia

Partner Institution/Organisation
Deakin University, Australia

URL of the Partner Institution/Organisation
http://www.deakin.edu.au/

Initiated From (Year)
2016

Details of the Initiative

Since December of 2016, Chitkara University has tied up with Deakin University, Australia where a research student is jointly guided for his/her PhD program with guides both from Chitkara University and Deakin University combined. Degree in this regard is finally awarded by Deakin University. Student has to pass an IELTS exam with minimum score of 6.5 and then has to meet all the strict criteria laid down by Deakin University administration for his/her final enrollment. As of now, student has successfully completed all the processes and she is finally registered for her PhD program with Deakin University. She is pursuing her PhD in the area of Computer Science and Engineering under joint supervision of Dr. K R Ramkumar (Chitkara University and Dr. Robin Doss from Deakin University. Deakin will be bearing all the expenses of student’s 6 months stay at Deakin when she will need to travel to Australia for partial completion of her research work.

Measurable Impact One
One student Ravneet Kaur successfully registered with Deakin University

Measurable Impact Two
File work for enrollment of second student, Tarandeep Kaur is already in progress and should be completed by February, 2018

Measurable Impact Three
Student Ravneer Kaur has successfully completed the initial course work and has been doing exceedingly well in her research work

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Internationalisation Initiative 3

Name of the Initiative
Joint conduct of International Conferences

Partner Institution/Organisation
BCIT, Canada and Deakin University, Australia

URL of the Partner Institution/Organisation
http://www.deakin.edu.au/
https://www.bcit.ca/

Initiated From (Year)
2016

Details of the Initiative
Chitkara University has conducted two international conferences named WECON 2016 (https://www.chitkara.edu.in/wecon/) and ICAN 2017 (https://www.chitkara.edu.in/cse-can/) in collaboration with Deakin University and BCIT, Canada respectively, as a part of these collaborations, we had delegates coming in from these two prestigious universities and grace the conference through their keynote addresses. Both the international conferences were well attended by over 100 delegates.

Weblink of the Initiative (on Institutional Portal)
https://www.chitkara.edu.in/cse-can/
https://www.chitkara.edu.in/wecon/

Measurable Impact One 
Organized WECON 2016 in collaboration with Deakin University. Prof. Trevor Day, Pro Vice Chancellor of Deakin University graced the inauguration of the conference and in a Panel discussion

Measurable Impact Two
Two professors from BCIT Canada delivered a welcome address for all the delegates during the inauguration of the conference

Measurable Impact Three
Three research papers were presented at WECON 2016 by authors coming in from Deakin University

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Internationalisation Initiative 4

Name of the Initiative
Chitkara University as a member of SAAP a consortium

Partner Institution/Organisation
Anglia Ruskin University, UK

URL of the Partner Institution/Organisation
https://www.anglia.ac.uk/

 

Initiated From (Year)
2013

Details of the Initiative
Institutions across the region have very similar opportunities and challenges but there was previously no regional initiative at HE level that focused on collaboration as a means of sharing their experiences and expertise. The South Asia – Anglia Partnership – working together to collaborate, innovate and enhance internationalisation of the student experience was formed keeping this in mind. The universities currently involved in the partnership are a selection of publicly funded and private institutions, each with a unique area of expertise from India, Pakistan, Bangladesh and Sri Lanka In India –the universities that are members of SAAP are Chitkara University, Amrita Institute of Medical Sciences, Bharathiar University, University of Calcutta, D.Y.Patil University, University of Mumbai and University of Mysore. The Key focus of SAAP is to provide a network for Universities to exchange knowledge, share best practice and collaborate to learn from each other. SAAP granted a special project to Chitkara University to host the first Knowledge Enterprise Partnership (KEP) project- Employer Engagement in Curriculum Development. The Indian members of SAAP in association with Anglia Ruskin University explored the effectiveness of employer engagement in curriculum development in two specific subject areas – Business and the other related to the Sciences. The theme of this project launch workshop was Employer engagement to inform and influence curriculum development. This workshop was undertaken to improve our understanding of employer’s engagement in Higher Education, curriculum development and in particular the impact of that engagement. The two day deliberation investigated curriculum design and development in the context of employer engagement with a view to enhance employability skills and preparing students for the world of work.

Measurable Impact One 
The deliberation concluded that a work relevant and challenging curriculum, content for enquiry and problem based learning activities, as well as networking and research contacts for staff and postgraduates enhanced graduate employability

Measurable Impact Two
Developing employer engagement is initially time consuming but the on-going effort is more than justified by the long term gains that would improve teaching and learning

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Internationalisation Initiative 5

Name of the Initiative
Global Week and Change Management Workshop

Partner Institution/Organisation
All Collaborated institutions for the Global Week and University of Applied Sciences Osnabruck, Germany for Change Management Workshop

URL of the Partner Institution/Organisation
https://www.hs-osnabrueck.de/

Initiated From (Year)
2013

Details of the Initiative
The Global Week is a footprint of the global engagement at Chitkara University and one of the best ways of internationalizing the student learning experience. It is a unique initiative of the University in the genre of Internationalisation at Home. It acts as a catalyst for infusing cross-cultural competence, knowledge transfer both among the students and the faculty and is also a networking opportunity among the Faculty. The visiting professors deliver credit based modules to the vast number of students (who cannot afford to travel abroad) and also be a part of the social cultural immersion programs. Students gain competence towards becoming global learners as they witness unprecedented pedagogical styles in teaching and learning from visiting professors. These weeks are a footprint of the global engagement at Chitkara University and one of the best ways of internationalizing student experience and knowledge transfer leading to joint workshops and researches among the faculty.

• Nine Global Weeks conducted so far – Two in each year since 2013 but with the event becoming mega event it has become an annual feature sine 2016 and the tenth Global week would be conducted in October 2018.

• Domains include Business Studies, Engineering, Architecture, Healthcare Sciences, Journalism and Mass Communication, Pharmacy, Hospitality and Tourism, and Education

• Faculty members from more than 60 universities have participated so far. Visiting faculty builds up on the datum level prescribed in pre-course study. All the courses taught by the International faculty are considered not only useful but also in demand by the prospective placement companies not just in India alone but across the world, as well. The subsequent outcome of this strategic initiative of Global TNE on one platform establishes a deep bonding between students & our erudite professors, which also brings along diverse opportunities viz. internships, hands-on live projects, exclusive scholarships, further extensive mobility engagements, joint curriculum development & delivery, co-publication & joint supervision, joint research initiatives etc Unique initiative providing exposure of internationalisation within the country

•Novel way to internationalise student learning experience and exposure to global dynamics and culture. Change Management Workshop : Chitkara Business School in association with University of Applied Sciences Osnbaruck Germany organises Change Management Workshop on Female Leadership every April. This has been initiated as an annual activity in order to promote internationalisation & knowledge exchange of global standards. We have been conducting this joint Workshop from last 4 years. Almost 20 students from Management stream of the University of Applied Sciences, Osnabrueckalong with two Professors of HR & Change Management visit Chitkara Business School for a week long Workshop. 20 MBA students along with two Professors from Chitkara Business School join the workshop. Professors from both Universities jointly conduct this workshop for a week in Chitkara University campus. As per the format of the Workshop, Chitkara University also invites Female Leaders from Industry as Panelists to interact with group of students & Professors from UAS, Germany and Chitkara University. This has been the most sought after outcome based activity and perfect example of internationalisation in the management education. The fifth edition of the Workshop is scheduled on 25th March 2018 at Chitkara University, Punjab campus.

Weblink of the Initiative (on Institutional Portal)
https://www.chitkara.edu.in/news/9th-global-week-2017-chitkara-university-successfully-concluded-high-note/

Measurable Impact One 
Approximately 2500 students and 80 faculty members benefited from last two Global Weeks

Measurable Impact Two
Networking opportunities and Knowledge Transfer leading to new teaching learning pedagogies

Measurable Impact Three
Diverse opportunities viz. internships, hands-on live projects, exclusive scholarships, further extensive mobility engagements,
joint curriculum development & delivery, co-publication & joint supervision, joint research initiatives

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Internationalisation Initiative 6

Name of the Initiative
Collaboration with Global Engineering Deans Council (GEDC)

Partner Institution/Organisation
Global Engineering Deans Council (GEDC)

URL of the Partner Institution/Organisation
http://www.gedcouncil.org/

Initiated From (Year)
2011

Details of the Initiative
Chitkara University has been a partner to Global Engineering Deans Council (GEDC) since year 2011. As a part of that, Dr. Rajnish Sharma, Dean (Research) has been a part of GEDC since then. He is regularly invited to participate in GEDC events in various parts of the world. Very recently, he participated in an event at Southern University of Science and technology, China at Shenzhen and CEDP, Fontainebleau at France. Collaboration with GEDC has helped Chitkara University to establish tie-ups with a large number of institutes globally like with Purdue University, USA, SUSTECH, China, MIT, USA and University of Wiskonsin Milwouki, USA, Northern Illinois University, USA and many others. Sagar Juneja recently presented his research work at World Engineering Education forum at Malaysia in November, 2017.

Weblink of the Initiative (on Institutional Portal)
http://www.gedcouncil.org/members-sponsors/rajnish-sharma

Measurable Impact One 
MoU signed with Northern Illinois University, USA

Measurable Impact Two
Dr. Rajnish Sharma was invited to deliver an invited talk at SUSTECH, China in December 2016 by GEDC.

Measurable Impact Three
There has been a regular representation from Chitkara University at GEDC platforms. Of late, GEDC has been funding the visit of representatives of Chitkara University to attend their events

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Internationalisation Initiative 7

Name of the Initiative
Consortium member of Indo Universal Collaboration of Engineering Education

Partner Institution/Organisation
Indo Universal Collaboration of Engineering Education (IUCEE)

URL of the Partner Institution/Organisation
http://iucee.org/iucee/

Initiated From (Year)
2007

Details of the Initiative
Since 2007, we have been a consortium member of IUCEE and take part in their Faculty Development Workshops, and Leadership Institutes. All our Engineering faculty members have been trained under various initiatives of IUCEE. Our International conferences are supported under this initiative. Our students also take part in conferences and meets organized by them.

Weblink of the Initiative (on Institutional Portal)
http://iucee.org/iucee/

Measurable Impact One 
Being mentored from the pool of international faculty associated with IUCEE, The teaching learning process has tremendously improved in all our engineering courses

Measurable Impact Two
Students’ engagement in the classes has improved after introduction of active learning techniques being mentored and supported by International experts at IUCEE

Measurable Impact Three
The faculty members have been able to publish jointly with international faculty mentors on various aspects of Engineering Education

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