Parul University in partnership with Emirates Airlines have given out five air tickets to students registered to study in India.

The air tickets were given out during a draw held in the capital.

Parul University based in Western India is in a drive to recruit more students from Zimbabwe who would like to study in the Asian country.

As part of corporate social responsibility the university in partnership with Emirates Airlines gave away five tickets to lucky winners who are going to study in India in different disciplines ranging from arts to engineering and diplomas to doctorates.

Spokesperson of the Indian University Mr James Martin says the courses offered at the university are internationally recognised as the college ranges in the top 10 private universities of India.

Parul University country representative Mr Cyprian Mudoti said plans are underway that by next month, the university courses will be accredited in Zimbabwe.

He added that this year, 70 students from Zimbabwe will be going to study in India while 154 students are already studying there.

The university has more than 27 000 students, 2 500 lecturers with 100 plus programmes at diploma, graduate, post graduate and doctorate level.

It was awarded the best engineering college of Western India in 2014.