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Graphic Era to facilitate higher studies of students abroad: Dr Kamal Ghanshala

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Dehradun, 15 May: Graphic Era has made it easy for its students to pursue their higher studies from universities in the US, France and UK. For this, Graphic Era has collaborated with several leading international universities. Along with this, the group has also announced it would help farmers by opening its centres in the hilly and remote regions of Uttarakhand.
Addressing a press conference here, today, President, Graphic Era Group of Institutions, Dr Kamal Ghanshala, said that the group has made an agreement with The University of Illinois, Chicago. Now any student of Graphic Era can do his or her master’s degree from that University after completing three academic years here. As per the MoU, these students will get masters from The University of Illinois after studying there for only two years. The students will go through no separate admission process for this. The MoU covers engineering students from Mechanical, Computer Science and Civil streams. The University of Illinois is in the 251-300 level of world university rankings.
Dr Ghanshala added that another MoU has been signed with the Polytech Nantes University in France. This MoU will help CSE, ME and ECE students to study there for a year. A similar agreement has been done with The University of Plymouth, UK, for students from various branches of BTech as well as those doing BBA, BCA, BSc (IT), MBA, MSc (IT) and MCA from Graphic Era.
MoUs have also been signed with Rennes School of Business, France, The University of Ferrara, Italy, and The University of Kwazulu, Africa. These would facilitate students to pursue their MBA, MHM, BBA, BHM and BCom in these universities for a year. An agreement has also been done with Vilnius Tech of Lithuania for the Bio-tech students.
Dr  Ghanshala stated that agreements have been signed for semester exchange, internships, faculty exchange and projects with universities in US, UK, France, Saudi Arabia, Germany, Russia, Spain, Brazil, Vietnam, Sweden and Philippines.
While mentioning some of the recent achievements of Graphians, he said that more than 40 students of Graphic Era have cleared the GATE this year. A BTech CS student of Graphic Era Hill University, Himanshu Devrani, from Kotdwar, secured 25th rank in the country in GATE, 2023.  Five students have cleared GATE in the third year of BTech itself. A total of 20 BTech students have passed in GATE this year. A BTech ECE student of GEU, Abhishek Semwal, has secured 93rd rank in GATE in the country.
A total of 41 BTech, Computer Science students of Graphic Era have been selected for MS in foreign countries. There are several students who have been selected for admission by more than one prestigious university. Tejasvi Ghanshala, a BTech CSE student  has been selected for doing his MS from The University of California, Irvine, The University of California, Riverside, The University of Arizona, Florida State University and The University of Texas at Arlington, simultaneously.
Seven BTech Computer Science students of GEHU have been selected for pursuing their MS from The University of Queensland, Australia, which figures in the list of top 50 universities in the world.
Dr Ghanshala also expressed concern about a large portion of oranges and apples grown in the mountainous terrain ending up rotting every year, as farmers there cannot send them to market places downhill. If such farmers are taught skills to process these fruits and other crops into products, they can make a lot of profit. Graphic Era will soon come up with centres in mountain regions for this, he asserted.
Vice-chancellor, GEU, and one of the country’s top agriculture and food technology scientists, Dr Narpinder Singh informed media-persons about some of the latest technologies and strategy being used in the country to connect with farmers.