July - August 2018 -- 150th Issue

APU Delivering Research- Based Interdisciplinary Learning

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In an effort to mentor Scheduled Tribe (ST) students of Arunachal Pradesh, the Apex Foundation established a private university with professional degree programmes, providing prospective ST students a wide range of career streams. Though the dropout and attendance rate in the State were far more than the national average, the university provides youths an exposure to new ideas and career opportunities. They have started observing how much they can achieve after professional education.

Acharya Dhanwant Singh, Chancellor, Apex Professional University

Acharya Dhanwant Singh, Chancellor, Apex Professional University

The Law and Library programme at Apex Professional University (APU) saw the maximum enrolment and today is a proud platform of many future lawmakers and book keepers from a community which is amalgamation of nature’s own heritage and strong tribal roots. APU has not only opened their world to different career opportunities, but gave them hope for the future. Today, we feel immense proud to claim that more than 90 per cent of the students are from ST community alone, perhaps the highest percentage in any private university in India.

The effects of the APU’s professional programmes are now being felt far beyond the Arunachal Pradesh — they are reaching to remote communities in far North East, which is home to many similar habitats.

For APU, the learning goals are important to establish a comprehensive interchange so that teachers and students understand the purpose. Teachers benefit from using frameworks to organise objectives and clarify it for themselves and for students. They plan and deliver appropriate instructions, design effective assessment tasks and strategies, and ensure that instruction and assessment are aligned with the effective learning goal. Working on Bloom’s Taxonomy platform, the university imparts knowledge, comprehension, application, analysis, synthesis and evaluation in a systematic order.

The University is run by board of Governors and the Founder & Chancellor Acharya Dhanwant Singh. Acharya Dhanwant Singh is an Allumni of IIM-A, a technologist, social entrepreneur and a Corporate Yogi. Else than establishing APU – the only private university in India to educate and empower Scheduled Tribes (ST) by enrolling more than 90 per cent ST students, he also has experience of more than 21 years of leadership, mentoring and research. He has organised and attended more than 30 state-level, national and international workshops, seminars conferences and training. He also has been conferred with more than 19 prestigious outstanding awards and prizes from various prestigious institutions in India and abroad. He has laid many milestones in the field of online and distance education for the benefits of working professionals. Being among the eminent educationist of the nation, he is adviser to many projects and a strategy consultant to various national and international institutions as well as business houses. He is member and fellows of more than a dozen institutions.

It is because of the selfless educational services and vast social connect, that Ministry of Aayush has bestowed the first ever Yoga Park in Arunachal Pradesh, to be fully functional under Apex University Umbrella. There will be courses on Yogic Sciences, medicinal plants, Astrology and Vastu, that too with the ancient yet modernised Gurukul Methodology.

 

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