Chandigarh University hosts 8th Corporate Advisory Council to mark 75th Azadi ka Amrit Mahostav



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04 April 2022 11:31 STI

Chandīgarh [India]April 4 (ANI/PRNewswire): As part of India’s 75th Independence Day “Azadi ka Amrit Mahostav” celebrations, Chandigarh Gharuan University today hosted the 8th Business Advisory Council ( CAB-2022), chaired by Union Minister of Information & Broadcasting and Youth & Sports Anurag Singh Thakur.
Business leaders and think tanks from more than 75 companies participated in CAB-2022 which was based on the theme “India’s Roadmap to Achieve Sustainable Development Goals and Raise Education Standards with a new education policy“. Chandigarh University hosted the 8th Business Advisory Council with a mission to realize the New India vision given by Prime Minister Narendra Modi.
Addressing the top of the Business Advisory Board, Anurag Singh Thakur said, “The world is watching India and the innovations made by Indians. The world has recognized the leadership capacity of Indians. I am confident that the Business Advisory Council will emerge as a great force for a self-reliant India with your network, research and innovations as drivers of lasting change.”
Anurag Singh Thakur held deliberations with business think tanks during CAB-2022 on the government’s roadmap and policies. Satnam Singh Sandhu, Chancellor of Chandigarh University, and Prof. Himani Sood, Vice President of Chandigarh University were among the university dignitaries who also attended the occasion.
Giving details on the success of the government’s new education policy, Union Minister Anurag Thakur said: “Our reforms have also affected the education sector, which is one of the largest in the world. , with 1.5 million schools, 8.5 million teachers and 250 million students. The new education policy is based on the principles of new age learning which are to engage, explore, experience, express and excel The success of the NEP can be directly observed with the fact that the gross enrollment rate in higher education increased by 27.1% in 2019-2020. Making India a global education hub has already started to show great results, with India increasing its share of international students from 2.3% to 6% in the global student mobility market. More than 50,000 students from 164 countries are currently studying in Indian universities in various programs. With a focus on providing quality education, the Indian government has increased the overall education budget by 11.8% in 2022 from the previous year.”

While appreciating the efforts of University of Chandigarh, Union Minister Anurag Thakur said that “University of Chandigarh plays an idealistic role of institution of higher education as universities are considered to play a major role in nation-building all over the world”.
The Business Advisory Council summit hosted by the University of Chandigarh focused on the achievements and future efforts of government and industry on the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals and the implementation of the new education policy. The University of Chandigarh has always been striving to achieve the 17 United Nations Sustainable Development Goals through its various initiatives and moving forward in the same direction. The Business Advisory Council Summit is an important step towards achieving the Sustainable Development Goal in which industry and academia have a unique platform to explore a new roadmap to achieve these goals.
Chandigarh University has been a pioneer in assuming the leadership role in the implementation of various important policies for nation building. The University of Chandigarh is continuously progressing towards realizing Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s vision of the New India and the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals. It is a one-of-a-kind business advisory council to bring together stalwarts of the business sector and help them build future models by bringing them together on a common platform with academics. The University of Chandigarh has been organizing the Corporate Advisory Board Summit for 8 years, as a result of which the acceptance and demand of university students has increased in business and industry.
At the Business Advisory Council Summit, Chancellor of Chandigarh University, Satnam Singh Sandhu said: “The scope of universities should not be limited to just a degree-awarding institution, but institutions institutions of any country-nation should take the lead in building a nation. India is a nation of young people with 27% of its total population below the age of 35. We must focus on sustainable development which will focuses on young people. Satnam Singh Sandhu added, “This year, we have added another dimension to our Business Advisory Council by inviting the government which is taking major reform measures in industry and education.” Chandigarh University is one of the first universities in India to have already implemented some of the key points of the new education policy.
“The deliberation and discussion at the Business Advisory Council Summit will help develop a roadmap and vision document that will help the University move forward towards defining the leadership role at various levels over the next few years” , Satnam Singh Sandhu added.
Chandigarh University is an NAAC A+ grade university and a self-governing UGC-approved educational institution and is located near Chandigarh in the state of Punjab. It is the youngest university in India and the only private university in Punjab to have received an A+ rating from the National Assessment and Accreditation Council (NAAC). CU offers over 109 UG and PG programs in engineering, management, pharmacy, law, architecture, journalism, entertainment, hospitality management, business, and others . It was awarded as the university with the best placements by the WCRC.
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