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Shridhar University Pilani Rajasthan Beckons the Robert Frost Road Not Taken Inspired

05-17-2011 08:55 AM CET | Science & Education

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Shridhar University Pilani Rajasthan Beckons the Robert Frost Road Not Taken Inspired

Shridhar University Pilani Rajasthan Beckons the Robert Frost Road Not Taken Inspired

The lines "Two roads diverged in a wood and I, I took the one less traveled by and that has made all the difference" from Robert Frost Poem Road Not Taken indeed carry much more meaning to youngsters in India today coming out of schooling for higher education.

No one has doubt that Information is just bits of data while Knowledge is putting them together and Wisdom is transcending them. Transformation of the individual by education is precursor to social and economic transformation of society at large. Presently 350 million Indians in the age group 10 to 24 constituting roughly 30 percent of the population are seen not only as a great hope but blessings for the global future.

If India today gets it right by empowering the youth with the right education, it will benefit from its demographic dividend with a young, productive workforce that will propel economic growth for decades. To address the needs of higher education in the context of increasingly globalized world and improve the Gross Enrolment Ratio (GER) in the age group 18 - 24 from existing 12.4 to desirable 40 for India, the need for new institutions such as Shridhar University has become a necessity.

Pilani is well known for the host of prestigious educational institutions as well as CSIR Laboratory CEERI as well as upcoming assembly centre for the prestigious Brahmos missiles project. Spread over 70 acres area, Shridhar University is geared up to provide the best environment for the pursuit of higher education by offering Diplomas, Bachelors, Masters and Doctoral programmes as well as certificate courses in various diverse disciplines including emerging areas to prepare the enrolled students for taking up leadership in the larger task of nation building through its 11 Schools of Learning .

The educational process at Shridhar University incorporates the best practices followed in top ranking Universities such as Semester System, Letter Grading, Continuous Internal Evaluation, Cafeteria approach to choice of electives, etc. The campus has separate Hostels for Boys and Girls, Health Centre, Bank / ATM, Well equipped Modern Gymnasium, Facilities for various Outdoor and Indoor games, Green House, Food Courts, Shopping Complex and other recreational facilities.

Shridhar University in order to prepare students for a global future, has actively taken up collaborations with various national & international institutions and already has signed MoU with top ranking Athens University of Economics and Business - AUEB, Greece. Shridhar University Pilani participated in the Indo Global Education summit held at Hyderabad during Dec 3-5, 2010.

Discussions are in progress for collaboration and cooperation with an array of foreign institutions which included University of Applied Management, Germany; University of Toronto, Canada; Oregon State University, USA; Interdisciplinary Center (IDC) Herzilya, Israel; University of Pardubice, Czech Republic; Universidade Estadual Paulista - UNESP, Brazil; Hogeschool van Amsterdam - University of Applied Sciences, Netherlands; University of Cape Town, South Africa; Ningbo University, China.

Way to Transform Shridhar University has the rich tradition of observing events of national and international importance such as World Health Day, Entrepreneurship Day, Earth Day, Press Freedom Day, Environment Day, Blood Donor Day, Music day, Population Day, International Ozone Day, Human Rights Day, National Youth Day, Gandhi Jayanthi, Ambedkar Jayanthi, Kabir Das Jayanthi, Republic Day, Independence Day, Tagore Jayanti, etc.

Keeping in mind the slogan "University for a Better World", Shridhar University apart from conducting counseling sessions in various schools also participates in educational fairs across the country. As a part of its social responsibility mission, the university had co-sponsored Shekhawati Handicrafts & Tourism Fair Jhunjhunu and had sponsored distribution of free sewing machines to women for self employment at the Dusshera Mela of Pilani. Shridhar University faculty and students regularly donate blood on voluntary basis.

Shridhar University has tied up with Punjab National Bank for offering educational loan under the Vidya Lakshya Purti Scheme. Shridhar University also offers attractive scholarships for newly admitted candidates as well as continuing students. To promote the larger cause of women education, Shridhar University offers a special 25% Scholarship against admission fees for female candidates taking admission to the university.

Shridhar university is also ISO 9001:2008 certified by British Certifications Inc - BCI training & certification body accredited by JAS-ANZ (Joint Accreditation System of Australia and New Zealand). As per the assessment of BCI, Shridhar University Pilani Management System was found to comply with the requirements of ISO 9001:2008 and that the Quality Management System is applicable to providing education and training for certificate, diploma, under graduate, post graduate and research program in the field of arts, science, engineering, management, health and Law.

It is indeed a matter of pride that Shridhar University Pilani right in its very first year has attracted students not only from Rajasthan but also from various states of India which include Assam, West Bengal, Jharkhand, Bihar, Uttar Pradesh, Delhi, Punjab, Haryana, Himachal Pradesh, Jammu & Kashmir, Maharashtra and Uttarakhand.

Luminaries who visited Shridhar University include Dr Shivathanu Pillai Father of BrahMos Missile, Dr Chandar Shekhar Director CEERI Pilani, renowned sculptor Shri Naresh Kumar Kumawat, Guinness Record Holder Dr Sanjay Maheshwari, Honourable Ministers of Govt of Rajasthan Dr Jitendra Singh and Mahipal Maderna and many more.

Shridhar University is fast gearing up to be a world class institution in providing the transformational experience for the finest education and training in science, technology and arts to the next generation of independent and critical thinking scholars who will emerge as leaders and innovators in all walks of life.

To achieve the same, the university is developing a curriculum strong in fundamentals and rich in analytical tools, Evolving a pedagogy to facilitate the student to function more efficiently in the chosen field as well as prepare for encountering new and unexpected problems, Creating a teaching - learning environment to enable the faculty to play the role of change makers, Focusing on Innovative education with emphasis on the transformation of the student to become a highly principled citizen who makes a difference in society, Partnering with industry and government to improve the quality of life and to serve as an engine for economic and cultural development.

Shridhar University Pilani Rajasthan indeed Beckons the Robert Frost Road Not Taken Inspired.

For more details see http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ed-Sydh27c8

About Shridhar University: An initiative of the Sarvhit Trust, Shridhar University Pilani has been established under Section 2(f) of UGC Act 1956 incorporated by Government of Rajasthan vide Ordinance No. 3 of 2009 and the same ratified by the Rajasthan Legislative Assembly vide Act No. 4 of 2010 as The SHRIDHAR UNIVERSITY ACT BIGODNA, JHUNJHUNU. Further, Vide letter F.No 8-3/2010(CPP-I/PU) dated 31 May 2010, the University Grants Commission (UGC) has also notified Shridhar University under Section 2(f) of UGC Act 1956. ISO 9001:2008 certified Shridhar University has 11 Schools of Learning offering various Certificate, Diploma, Under Graduate, Post Graduate as well as Doctoral programmes. In order to prepare students for a global future, Shridhar University has actively taken up collaborations with various national & international institutions and already has signed MoU with top ranking Athens University of Economics and Business - AUEB, Greece. For more details see http://www.shridharuniversity.ac.in

Public Relations Officer
Shridhar University
Pilani - Chirawa Road
Pilani, Rajasthan 333031 India
Phone 91-1596-510000
Fax 91-1596-510002
Email info@shridharuniversity.ac.in
Website: www.shridharuniversity.ac.in

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