Chandigarh University Offers Support To 700 Indian Students Facing Deportation From Canada
Chandigarh University (CU) Chancellor, Satnam Singh Sandhu, made a significant announcement during the university's annual convocation, expressing their commitment to providing assistance to the 700 Indian students who have been victimized by fraudulent consultants and received fake college admission offer letters in Canada. Sandhu assured that if these students face deportation, Chandigarh University will extend its support in various ways. The university is working closely with the Canadian authorities to resolve the issue, anticipating a positive outcome soon.
Sandhu emphasized that the affected students, predominantly from Punjab, will be offered admission and enrolled in the same batches at Chandigarh University. The university will ensure that their credit scores are properly assessed, safeguarding the credits earned at their previous institutions from going to waste. Additionally, bridge courses will be provided to address any knowledge gaps identified during the credit score evaluation. Chandigarh University is committed to mitigating any potential losses faced by these students.
Furthermore, Sandhu pledged that if the students are deported, the university will continue to assist them in pursuing their dreams of studying abroad through legitimate means. Acknowledging the challenging situation these students currently face in a foreign country, Sandhu expressed empathy and solidarity with their families in India. He mentioned that the university is considering establishing a helpline number specifically for the affected students and their families.
During the convocation ceremony, CU awarded undergraduate, postgraduate, and PhD degrees to over 1,400 students. The event was graced by the presence of former President of India, Ram Nath Kovind, who attended as the chief guest.
Chandigarh University, located near Chandigarh in Punjab, is an autonomous educational institution approved by the UGC and holds a prestigious NAAC A+ Grade accreditation. As the youngest university in India, it stands as the sole private university in Punjab to receive the A+ Grade recognition from the NAAC. Offering a diverse range of over 109 undergraduate and postgraduate programs, including engineering, management, pharmacy, law, architecture, journalism, animation, hotel management, commerce, and more, Chandigarh University has earned the distinction of being recognized as the University with Best Placements by WCRC.