The AISECT University was established in Bhopal in 2010 as India’s first university to impart skill education. In a short span of time, the university has not only set an example for quality skills-based formal education but has also emerged as a research hub of the country, writes Vijay Singh, Registrar, Aisect University for Elets News Network (ENN).
AISECT University is one of the most trusted education groups in the country that offers a wide spectrum of programmes at PhD, undergraduate (UG) and post graduate levels through nine major faculties including Engineering and Technology, Science, Management, Commerce, Arts, Paramedical, Education, Computer Science and IT and Law. Owing to its path-breaking initiatives, AISECT is recognised as a premier university in academic circles and among the aspiring students.
To bridge the skill gap, the university has introduced skill-based learning in the higher education and started skill academies in each department in collaboration with the National Skill Development Corporation (NSDC), which offers over 30 skill courses. In addition to the curriculum, the university has made it mandatory for each student to learn a new skill every year during their degree programmes. So, an undergraduate student passes with three to four skills in addition to hands-on experience on industrial machines.
Spread over 52 acres, the university has advanced laboratories with the latest equipments, lecture halls equipped with video conferencing, digital classrooms and a digitised library service equipped with the DELNET software offering technology-based learning environment to the students. The University has also organised a unique state-level tech fest “Rhythm DIGIGEN 2K16” last year. Moreover, the University has joined hands with Microsoft for its Platinum Ed-vantage Partnership programmeto help students in acquiring the right skills.
Research is a major focus area for AISECT University and it has collaborated with several research centres and universities in India and abroad. In fact, the university has made research activity compulsary for every undergraduate student from the first year. Students are encouraged to write and publish research papers and the university itself is publishing research journals of international standard. Adding to this, AISECT University is soon going to conduct a research methodology workshop named “Gyanoday” for the students. Besides this, every year, the university organises at least one international event and this year too, in March, the university organised an international conference on Water, Environment, Energy and Society (ICWEES) with participation from over 20 and with publication of 300 research papers.
Over the years, the University’s progressive approach has earned immense popularity and accolades at national as well as international platforms including the Shiksha Ratna Award, the ASSOCHAM National Education Excellence Award and the World Education Award.