To strengthen academic and cultural ties with Canada, Himachal Pradesh University would be signing MoUs with Canada. This information was disclosed by vice-chancellor A D N Bajpai while presiding over a lecture by Canadian high commissioner Stewart Beck – Global Knowledge: Engaging India – organized by Canadian studies development programme.

Bajpai said that Himachal University has strong departments of sciences & basic sciences besides law, management and social sciences departments. Whereas Stewart Beck said that HPU has a potential to attract knowledge as it is blessed with congenial environment for research and extension. He said Canadian universities have signed MOUs with as many as 110 Indian universities for exchange programmes and about 20 vice-chancellors from Indian universities visited Canada for exchange of knowledge.