12th July 2018, Jalandhar: Another United Kingdom (UK) student, Amy Jade Collins from University College London has reached Lovely Professional University (LPU) under a student exchange programme. She is at LPU under student exchange programme for learning Study India Programme (SIP) with funding from Association of Commonwealth Universities (ACU), which works under the patronage of Her Majesty the Queen of England. University College London is a public research university in London, and a constituent college of the federal University of London, which is ranked among top 20 universities of the world. LPU is among 500+ member institutions of ACU, from 40 countries across the Commonwealth. Noteworthy, prior to Amy, 4 students of Physiotherapy from Teesside University have already visited LPU, this session, for gaining and sharing knowledge.
At LPU, Amy is learning about the rich history, culture, cuisines & hospitality of India; the growing proportion of youth; escalating economy; advancements in innovation & technology; Yoga; Indian people & society; and, above all, exposure to the global cultural and business environment. Highlighting, LPU offers rich India experience on a global platform through its unique ‘Study India Program’ (SIP). This program has been designed for all those students who are studying abroad, and are greatly interested to visit and know India. LPU ‘SIP’ program is a combination of highly interactive classroom sessions and outdoor visits.
Head of International Affairs at LPU, Mr. Aman Mittal holds that a lot of foreign students from top countries including the UK, USA, Canada and more have reached LPU under student exchange and study India programs. In India, LPU is one of the great platforms to explore and know India.
On her great learning at LPU, Amy shared: “Being an economics student, I am very happy to have the first-hand experience in India as one of the fastest growing major economies of the world. I also got the opportunity to meet the leading academicians and entrepreneurs.” She added: “At LPU Hotel Management School, I learned to prepare delicious dishes including Kadhi-Pakoda, Paneer Bhurji, Bharwan Karela, Lachchha Parantha, Meethi Sewiaan and more. Similarly, in my dance classes, I enjoyed Punjabi folk and dances the most. Learning about the local languages, now I can easily say “Namastey..aap kaise ho” in Hindi and “ Sat Sri Akal” in Punjabi.
Amy further informed, “In fact, India is a country where history, cultures, cuisines, and nature is more diverse than anywhere else in the world. Moreover, modern India is a shining example of robust economic growth in a great democratic set-up. The only way to begin to understand Asia`s and India`s influence in the global economy is to visit the region and the university like LPU. I am sure that a foreign learner can gain the first-hand experience for India’s long history and rich culture through SIP at LPU.”