JASWANT SINGH GANDAM / RAMAN NEHRA
India Post News Service
PHAGWARA: India’s largest private university LPU has signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with the Governor’s Office of the capital city of Mongolia, Ulaanbaatar (GOU), a varsity release said here.
The MoU has been signed by Deputy Governor of the Capital City of Ulaanbaatar Khaliunbat Myagmarjav and Lovely Professional University (LPU) Chancellor Ashok Mittal. The signing ceremony was held during the India visit of President of Mongolia, Khaltmaagiin Battulga, in New Delhi. Union Minister of Petroleum and Natural Gas Dharmendra Pradhan, was also present on the occasion.
With this collaboration, LPU will provide IT training to teachers and school students of the city. LPU will design the IT curriculum for the students of secondary and senior secondary schools that fall under the GOU in Mongolia. It will involve developing of IT textbooks in both English and Mongolian languages. In a bid to strengthen the entire IT training ecosystem in Mongolia, LPU will also provide teaching and research training programs in the field of information technology to faculty and staff of the schools under the GOU in Mongolia, at its campus in Phagwara, Punjab. As a part of the MoU, the university will also work towards automating the schools under the GOU in Mongolia and make the campuses paperless.
Deputy Governor Khaliunbat said, “LPU is India’s largest university and is known for its high quality of education especially in fields of engineering and Information Technology. Looking at the future, it is imperative for us to improve the quality of IT education right at the secondary school level in Mongolia, and we believe we have found the right partners in LPU.”
Additional director at LPU’s Division of International Affairs, Aman Mittal said, “Technology is the backbone of any developed global economy. We are happy to partner with GOU, government of Mongolia, to work towards raising the standards of IT education in Mongolia. Academic collaboration, study grants and consultancy are the three prerequisites of this partnership.”
LPU will also provide access to quality higher education to the students from Mongolia in the fields of engineering, management, computer application, pharmacy and others by offering them admission at its campus in Phagwara, Punjab. In addition, students admitted at LPU through government of Mongolia will be awarded scholarships.