TORONTO — George Brown College and Chitkara University (ChitkaraU) in India have expanded their long-standing partnership to enhance educational opportunities for students.
Renowned as one of the best private universities in the region of north India, ChitkaraU offers multi-disciplinary programs, all of which are designed to be industry-relevant.
The wide ranging new agreement strengthens ties between the two institutions, establishing opportunities for teaching and learning mentorship, curriculum development, applied research, as well as faculty and student exchanges and study abroad options. The partnership between George Brown and ChitkaraU was first established in 2006 and, since then, more than 160 students have benefitted, earning dual credentials from both institutions.
“This will be a more intense form of our current relationship with George Brown College where we can expose our students to international and accomplished faculty from George Brown where they can learn from the best, thus setting themselves up to work and live in any part of the world,” says Dr. Madhu Chitkara, vice chancellor, Chitkara University. “This will enable our students to develop international skills and become employable or start their own culinary ventures anywhere.”
The agreement provides eligible students with opportunities for their learning to be recognized and to receive advance standing into the third year of George Brown’s Honours Bachelor of Commerce – Culinary Management degree in Canada. Launched in 2016, the degree is tailored specifically to the culinary field. Developed with input from industry, it includes two work placements and combines management theory with advanced culinary courses.
While studying in India, students will benefit from the exceptional curriculum and faculty of George Brown. They will experience learning through an academic mentoring model from Centre for Hospitality and Culinary Arts faculty.
“We’re very pleased to deepen and expand our collaboration with Chitkara University,” says Anne Sado, president, George Brown College, who travelled to India to sign the agreement. “We share a commitment to preparing students for a diverse and global workplace. We are also united by our sense of responsibility to industry, as we strive to deliver exceptional graduates who will become tomorrow’s industry leaders.”