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Apeejay Stya University – Empowering Students for Brighter Tomorrow

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Dr S K Salwan, ViceChancellor, Apeejay Stya University

The UGC recognised Apeejay Stya University (ASU) is India’s 1st Industry-Centric Technology and Liberal Arts University focused on Research and Innovation, says Dr S K Salwan, ViceChancellor, Apeejay Stya University, in conversation with Elets News Network (ENN).

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Apeejay Stya University is a renowned name in the higher education segment of Haryana, what have been its milestones so far?

The wide range of programmes across plethora of disciplines at ASU are based on the best educational practices of some of the leading universities of the world.

The Liberal Arts approach offers a well-defined path to develop critical thinking and analytical skills implemented through a ‘core’ set of wideranging subjects and domains.

Well-known academicians from Stanford and Harvard University comprise the advisory board of ASU. ASU has a truly global campus with students from India and abroad. ASU has signed MoUs with many international institutions and universities.

ASU enjoys the Apeejay Stya legacy of over 50 years of excellence in education, and has, in fact, been the recipient of several prestigious awards and accolades such as the ‘Most Innovative Private University’ at the 9th BBC Knowledge and DNA Innovative Education Leadership Awards 2017, the ‘Only Indian university among Six International upcoming Universities’ by the Times Higher Education, UK, 2017 and ‘Great Place to Study in India’ by Skill Tree Consortium at House of Commons, UK (in 2014-2015 and 2017), among many others.

What kind of infrastructure related, resource related and technology related facilities are provided to university students?

ASU has introduced an innovative academic system that provides the students a flexible course curriculum with a multi-disciplinary and trans-disciplinary approach, which not only helps to make students employable, but also fosters entrepreneurship skills in them. We have introduced many programmes which are unique and available only in a handful of universities in India, such as Cloud Computing, Education Management and Leadership, Integrated M Pharma + MBA, Integrated M Design, LLB, among others.

ASU has a Wi-Fi enabled campus, state-of-theart ICT-enabled lecture rooms, conference halls, Computer and Science labs.

What kind of academic departments and researches available at the university? Are there any corporate sponsored researches and courses also available here?

ASU offers a wide range of innovative graduate, postgraduate and doctoral programmes across disciplines, benchmarked with leading universities of the world. The various schools at ASU include Engineering and Technology, Design and Visual Arts, Journalism and Mass Communication, Biosciences, Pharmaceutical Sciences, Management Sciences, Educationand Legal Studies.

ASU is a robust seat of innovation and research in Applied Science and Technology, including support for research in emerging technologies, Biosciences, Clinical Research, Pharmaceutical Sciences and Electronics. State-of-the-art research and technology incubation facilities are available to students and researchers.

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