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Canadian University grants Rs 80 Lakh Scholarship to LPU Students for Research Endeavours

Release Date:
21 May 2016


  • Two students are selected by top Canadian University under 100% scholarship grant
  • Got selected as Queen Elizabeth II (QEII) Diamond Jubilee Scholarship Program students
One of the high-ranked comprehensive universities in Canada, Memorial University of Newfoundland (MUN) has granted approximately Rs 80 lakh Scholarship to Lovely Professional University Students. Two final semester (VIII) students of B Pharmacy program of LPU Faculty of Applied Medical Sciences, Arun Kumar & Gagandeep Kaur, have been selected for research endeavours & to continue their post graduate studies for M Sc Bio-Chemistry at MUN. LPU Chancellor Mr Ashok Mittal congratulated the meritorious & hard-working students and inspired them to get world-wide recognition through their innovative research-works.

Director of the Internationalization Office of MUN, Ms Sonja Knutson informed that LPU students have been selected as Queen Elizabeth II (QEII) Diamond Jubilee Scholarship Program students. The total value of the two-year scholarship is approximately $50,000 per student. In addition, QEII scholars will also receive $5,000 in fellowship funding per year per student during the two year period. As a QE II Scholar, students are to be into master’s program at the university for two years (September 2016-August 2018). They will be registered full-time throughout their program, and have full access to all student services and recreational facilities as needed. They would also be participating in local leadership and community engagement activities.

Arun (from border area of Haryana & Rajasthan) & Gagandeep (from Kolkata, West Bengal) shared: “Our joys know no bounds on getting top foreign university scholarship for our better future ahead. This could only be possible by our being at LPU where we learnt a lot about research works. LPU brought us the prestigious opportunity right at the campus and we proved our worth competing 30 more students desirous of having the scholarship. We are thankful to Prof Dr Sukhinder Kaur of MUN who identified competence in us for pursuing research work in Canada for the general benefit of human beings world over.”
Selected students also informed: “Obesity is on the rise all over the world. It is associated with Type 2 diabetes -a medical disorder that includes hypertension, insulin resistance, central obesity, cardiovascular disease and more. Several drugs are used to treat Type 2 diabetes but most have side effects. Thus, there is an urgent need for alternate therapy to tackle this diabetes. On these lines, natural health products have gained much interest in the recent years. One such health product is flax which is grown in abundance in Canada. We will help in investigating the regulation of cholesterol metabolism by working on this. Technically and biologically speaking we will work on diets rich in omega-6 polyunsaturated fatty acids.”


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