PATIALA: Recognising the mutual benefits to be gained through a cooperative programme promoting scholarly activities and international understanding, Punjabi University, Patiala and the University of Fraser Valley (UFV), Canada, entered into a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) here on Friday.
The MoU shall be valid for three years from today but could be renewed or extended by mutual written consent and amounts to terminate or supersede any existing or continuing MoUs between the two institutes.
The MoU was signed by Punjabi University’s Vice-Chancellor, Prof BS Ghuman, Dean, Academic Affairs, Dr Inderjeet Singh, Director, International Students, Professor Lakhwinder Singh, UFV’s President and Vice-Chancellor, Dr Jackie Hogan and Director of South Asian Studies Institute, Professor Satwinder Bains.
The MoU will also facilitate holding of cooperative academic activities like seminars, conferences, conferences or lectures; faculty visits; students exchange programmes; exchange of publications and materials of common interest; and exploration of common research interests. The other potential areas will include collaboration on the development of an examination centre for local Canadian students following the online system and summer intensive Punjabi language, religion and Diaspora programmes and cultural studies curriculum development.