Punjab: Heads of six premier educational institutions attended first meeting of CHEINI
The heads of six premier educational institutions attended the first meeting of the Consortium of Higher Educational Institutions of North India (CHEINI) at the Central University of Punjab in Bathinda.
This Consortium is a joint venture of the Central University of Jammu, Haryana, Himachal Pradesh, Punjab and Rajasthan and the Indian Institute of Technology Ropar. The purpose of this first meeting was to outline a roadmap aimed at enhancing collaboration in terms of research, academic activities, and social outreach. Prof. Raghavendra P. Tiwari, the Vice-Chancellor of Central University Punjab highlighted that this consortium has a significant role to play in transforming the higher education landscape of north India.
All the delegates discussed the possibility of implementing various reforms and other innovative ideas of New Education Policy-2020, such as the exchange of faculty and students, credit transfer, submission of joint research projects, consultation, Ph.D. programs, offering Joint Academic Programs, Dual Degree Programs, conducting Joint Workshops/Symposiums and joint internships.
The members agreed to work on the formalities for exchange of students and teachers, joint internships and joint Ph.D. Programmes as the first goal of the consortium. A meeting will be held at Central University Rajasthan next month to prepare a white paper regarding the further action plan.