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2017 – An outstanding year of achievements for students of Chandigarh Group of Colleges Landran

December 30, 2017 07:51 AM

Punjab News Express
MOHALI: The year 2017 proved to be an exceptional year of achievements for Chandigarh Group of Colleges (CGC) Landran. The institution attained several milestones in placements, academics, cultural and the sports field in addition to forming successful student and faculty centric alliances with international universities.

CGC registered a robust placement season with 457 MNCs which included Fortune 500 companies like Amazon, Microsoft, HP etc., visiting its campus and over 4,900 placement offers. 4,000+ students from various streams including Engineering, Management, Computer Applications, Commerce, Hotel Management, Pharmacy, Biotechnology and Education of 2015 and 2016 batches were awarded degrees at CGC’s 12th annual convocation ceremony. More than 100 meritorious students who bagged university merit positions were also honoured during the ceremony.

In keeping with the legacy, CGC’s students continued to place the institution on the global map by winning at international and national level competitions. While students from its Mechanical and Electronic engineering streams proved their mettle by winning the third rank in Asia, in a NASA sponsored global design-build-launch competition CanSat-2017, another student from mechanical engineering stream represented CGC in American Chemical society’s 254th National meeting and exposition at Washington DC, USA. Meanwhile, students and faculty from its Computer Science Engineering branch won accolades at the prestigious national AICTE-ECI Chhatra Vishwakarma Awards 2017. These awards honour innovative work displaying exceptional skills in different engineering streams. On the same note, three students from CGC’s Electronics and Communication Engineering branch, bagged the 1st position in the Northern region and 2nd at national level, in 'Techno Champ 2017’ an annual National level competition organised at Pune by John Deere. Bringing laurels to their college CGC students won the Best Literary Minds trophy in the annual IKGPTU youth festival. CGC added another feather in its cap when two of its students were chosen to represent the state of Punjab in the grand finale of Miss India Khadi event to be held at New Delhi.  

Based on parameters including quality of education imparted, placement records, research and innovation, teaching pedagogy, CGC won the ‘Best Quality Education’ at ‘Excellence in Indian Education Awards in North India 2017’ by Katalyst Research as also being adjudged the Best Business School of North Zone by Global Human Resource Development Centre. CGC’s department of Hotel Management was also conferred with the ‘Torchbearer Institution of India Tourism’ by Re:think India magazine. CGC also represented India at the 31st annual conference of BUSINET organised at Portugal. BUSINET is a network of international higher education institutes (both private and public universities and colleges) that share a common ethos regarding internationalization.

This year further saw CGC signing Memorandums of Understanding with premium global institutions including AACSB-accredited SolBridge International School of Business, South Korea, Sochi State University, Russia and Beijing Foreign Studies University (ISB-BFSU). It currently has tie-ups with over 30 international universities, in addition to AACSB-accredited University of Northern Alabama College of Business, USA, IESEG School of Management, France and Curtin University’s Curtin Business School, Australia. CGC is continuing efforts in this direction, strengthening its global outreach aimed at enhancing its students’ and faculty’s exposure and providing them with the best educational experience for their overall career development. CGC is also a part of an industry-academia partnership programme with Infosys called Campus-Connect and has an understanding with software major IBM and CISCO further to which, the former has established a software lab for emerging technologies in CGC’s campus with the latter having an advance networking lab.
Aiming to provide a unique platform to facilitate interaction between eminent national and international researchers, scientists, speakers and CGC’s students and faculty members, the institution also hosted the annual National Conference on Biotechnology and International Conference on Innovations in Computing 2017.  The institution hosted more than 500 academic events including seminars, conferences, industrial visits, faculty development programmes, training sessions and workshops. It also has had 635-plus research papers published in the past three years.

Showcasing their skills in the sports arena in 2017, CGCians represented their college at various sporting events at the National and International level. It is also the only institution which has had the maximum number of students representing PTU at National and Zonal sports competitions. A student from CGC’s Hotel Management and Catering Technologies stream represented India in the special World Winter Olympics organised at Austria. Placing CGC on the global map he won a gold medal in Floorball. Back home, CGCians bagged two golds at the National Rural Olympics, besides winning for the 8th successive time, the ‘overall champion’ trophy in PTU’s Inter College Weightlifting, Powerlifting and Best Physique contests. Another student from Computer Science Engineering stream was awarded the best table tennis player trophy, by IKGPTU. She won all five matches in the Inter College Table Tennis tournament organised by PTU. The medal tally of 2017 includes an impressive 51 gold, 32 silver and 43 bronze medals won by CGC’s students in Swimming, Chess, Table Tennis, Football, Badminton, Basketball, Volleyball, Handball and Athletics.
Gearing up for the new academic year, the group is preparing for major student centric events including the International MUN and its annual two-day landmark youth fest PARIVARTAN 2K18.
Sharing their views on these achievements Satnam Singh Sandhu, Chairman CGC Landran and Rashpal Singh Dhaliwal, President, CGC Landran said, “Over the years, dedicated efforts of our students and faculty have helped CGC set new benchmarks in the field of education. We are committed to making Punjab the best destination for students seeking world-class quality education.

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