INDIAN INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY BOMBAY
IIT Bombay, set up by an Act of Parliament, was established in 1958, at Powai, a northern suburb of Mumbai. Today the Institute is recognised as one of the centres of academic excellence in the country. Over the years, there has been dynamic progress at IIT Bombay in all academic and research activities, and a parallel improvement in facilities and infrastructure, to keep it on par with the best institutions in the world. Institutes in positions of excellence grow with time. The ideas and ideals on which such institutes are built evolve and change with national aspirations, national perspectives, and trends world - wide. IIT Bombay, too, is one such institution.
INDIAN INSTITUTE OF SCIENCE BANGALORE
The Indian Institute of Science (IISc) was started in 1909 through the pioneering vision of J.N. Tata. Since then, it has grown into a premier institution of research and advanced instruction, with more than 2000 active researchers working in almost all frontier areas of science and technology. IISc is an institute of higher learning and is constantly in pursuit of excellence. It is one of the oldest and finest centres of its kind in India, and has a very high international standing in the academic world as well.
INDIAN INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY MADRAS
Indian Institute of Technology Madras, is one among the foremost institutes of national importance in higher technological education, basic and applied research. In 1956, the German Government offered technical assistance for establishing an institute of higher education in engineering in India. The first Indo-German agreement in Bonn, West Germany for the establishment of the Indian Institute of Technology at Madras was signed in 1959. The Institute was formally inaugurated in 1959 by Prof. Humayun Kabir, Union Minister for Scientific Research and Cultural Affairs. The IIT system has seven Institutes of Technology located at Kharagpur (estb. 1951), Mumbai (estb. 1958), Chennai (estb. 1959), Kanpur (estb. 1959), Delhi (estb. 1961), Guwahati (estb. 1994) and Roorkee (estb. 1847, joined IITs in 2001). IIT Madras is a residential institute with nearly 460 faculty, 4500 students and 1250 administrative & supporting staff and is a self-contained campus located in a beautiful wooded land of about 250 hectares. It has established itself as a premier centre for teaching, research and industrial consultancy in the country
INDIAN INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY KANPUR
Indian Institute of Technology Kanpur is carrying out original research of significance and technology development at the cutting edge. It imparts training to students to make them competent, motivated engineers and scientists. The Institute not only celebrates freedom of thought, cultivates vision and encourages growth, but also inculcates human values and concern for the environment and the society.
TATA INSTITUTE OF FUNDAMENTAL RESEARCH
The Tata Institute of Fundamental Research (TIFR) was established in 1945 at the initiative of Dr. Homi Jehangir Bhabha. It had a modest beginning at the Kenilworth site on Peddar Road, Bombay in 1945 and later moved to the Royal Yacht Club, Apollo Bunder until the buildings at the Navy Nagar Campus in South Bombay were ready in 1962. The Institute is proud to have produced many of the finest scientists of India who have been involved in seminal research in fields ranging from Mathematics, Biology, Chemistry, Computer Science, Physics and Science Education as well as some aspects of Public Health. There are at present about 400 scientists in the Institute working in various disciplines grouped into three major schools: the School of Mathematics, the School of Natural Sciences and the School of Technology and Computer Science. The Homi Bhabha Centre for Science Education at Deonar, Bombay; The National Centre for Radio Astrophysics at Pune and The National Centre for Biological Sciences at Bangalore also form a part of TIFR activities. The School of Mathematics has research interests in areas like Algebra, Algebraic Geometry, Lie Groups, Lie Algebras, Algebraic Groups, Representation Theory and Quantum Groups, Theory of Numbers, Combinatorics, Differential Geometry and Topology, Real and Complex Analysis, Ergodic Theory, Probability Theory on Groups and Mathematical Physics
INDIAN INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY DELHI
Indian Institute of Technology Delhi is one of the seven Institutes of Technology created as centres of excellence for higher training, research and development in science, engineering and technology in India, the others being at Kanpur, Kharagpur, Madras, Bombay, Guwahati and Roorkee. Established as College of Engineering in 1961, the Institute was later declared an Institution of National Importance under the "Institutes of Technology (Amendment) Act, 1963" and was renamed "Indian Institute of Technology Delhi". It was then accorded the status of a deemed university with powers to decide its own academic policy, to conduct its own examinations, and to award its own degrees. HRH Prince Philip, the Duke of Edinburgh, laid the foundation stone of the Institute on January 27, 1959. The Institute was inaugurated by Prof.Humayun Kabir, the then Union Minister for Scientific Research and Cultural Affairs on August 21, 1961. The Institute buildings were formally opened by Dr.Zakir Hussain, the then President of India, on March 2, 1968.
INTERNATIONAL INSTITUTE OF INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY HYDERABAD
The International Institute of Information Technology(formerly Indian Institute of Information Technology), Hyderabad is an autonomous, self-supporting institution started in 1998 with seed support from the Government of Andhra Pradesh. A major goal of IIIT is to impart a uniquely broad and interdisciplinary IT education of the highest academic quality. This is achieved through an integrated curriculum that consists of a highly diverse set of IT courses, interdisciplinary IT research projects, day-to-day interaction with industry, preparation in entrepreneurship and personality development courses.
NATIONAL INFORMATICS CENTRE KARNATAKA
National Informatics Centre (NIC), Department of Information Technology, Ministry of Communications & IT, Government of India, is a premier organization in the field of Information Technology and provides state-of-the-art solutions to the information management, dissemination, e-Governance and decision support requirements of the Government. NICNET, with its Nationwide specialists, is well rooted and functioning at all Districts, State/Union Territory Capitals and Central Delhi. Micro earth station node have been established in all the state Capitals, District Head Quarters and selective other centres. National Informatics Centre (NIC), started its State Unit (NIC-KSU) at Bangalore in 1987. It has entered into an MOU with Government of Karnataka and is actively involved in the computerisation activities of State/Central Government Departments, Public Sector Enterproses and other Autonomous organisations. The broad range of service include system study, design, coding, testing, training, implementation, software maintenance and handholding support. By establishing NICNET covering majority of the Departments in Government of Karnataka at Bangalore and the 27 districts, it has enabled 'district- state date flow' and thus compiled database on most of the socio-economic sectors of development, delivering critical information at each of the 27 districts and the state as a whole. It has provided state-of-the-art solutions to the information management and decision support requirements of the State and Central Government departments
INDIAN INSTITUTE OF MANAGEMENT AHMEDABAD
In just four decades IIMA has evolved from being India’s premier management institute to a notable international school of management. It all started with Dr Vikram Sarabhai and a few other public spirited industrialists realizing that agriculture, education, health, transportation, population control, energy, and public administration were all vital elements in a growing society and that it was necessary to link these meaningfully with industry. The result was the creation of the Indian Institute of Management, Ahmedabad in 1961 as an autonomous body with the active collaboration of the Government of India, Government of Gujarat, and industry. It was evident that to have a vision was not enough. Effective governance and quality education were seen as critical aspects. From the very start the founders introduced the concept of faculty governance: all members of the faculty play an important role in administering the diverse academic and non-academic activities of the Institute. The empowerment of the faculty has been the propelling force behind the high quality of learning experience at IIMA. The Institute had initial collaboration with Harvard Business School. This collaboration greatly influenced the Institute’s approach to education. Gradually it emerged as a confluence of the best of Eastern and Western values.
NATIONAL INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY CALICUT
NATIONAL INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY CALICUT mission is To develop high quality technical personnel with a sound footing on basic engineering principles, technical skills, innovative research capabilities, and exemplary professional conduct to lead and to use technology for the progress of mankind, adapting themselves to changing technological environment with the highest ethical values as the inner strength.
INDIRA GANDHI NATIONAL OPEN UNIVERSITY
The Indira Gandhi National Open University was established by an Act of Parliament in 1985. Today it serves the educational aspirations of about 1.5 million students in India and 35 countries abroad through 11 Schools of Studies and an elaborate network of 58 regional centres , 7 sub- regional centres , 1400 study centres, and 41 overseas centres. The University is making all efforts to take higher education to the doorsteps of the hitherto unreached. As of now, we cater to about 10% of all students enrolled in higher education in the country are enrolled with IGNOU. Apart from teaching and research, extension and training form the mainstay of its academic activities. It also acts as a national resource centre; and more importantly, functions as an apex body to promote and maintain standards of distance education. The University has its presence in 35 countries. The Commonwealth of Learning has recognised it as one of its centres of excellence. It also has the unique privilege of hosting the Secretariats of SAARC Consortium of Open Distance Learning (SACODiL) approved by Heads of Govts. of SAARC Nations and Global Mega Universities Network (GMUNET) initially promoted by UNESCO.The vision statement of the university reads as:
UNIVERSITY OF DELHI
The University of Delhi is the premier university of the country and is known for its high standards in teaching and research and attracts eminent scholars to its faculty. The University of Delhi was established in 1922 as a unitary, teaching and residential university by an Act of the then Central Legislative Assembly. Only three colleges existed then in Delhi: St. Stephens College founded in 1881, Hindu College founded in 1899 and Ramjas College founded in 1917, which were affiliated to the University. The University thus had a modest beginning with just three colleges, two faculties (Arts and Science) and about 750 students. In October 1933, the University offices and the Library shifted to the Viceregal Lodge Estate, and till today this site is the nucleus of the University (Main Campus
BIRLA INSTITUTE OF SCIENCE & TECHNOLOGY PILANI
The Birla Institute of Technology & Science (BITS), Pilani is an all-India Institute for higher education. The primary motive of BITS is to "train young men and women able and eager to create and put into action such ideas, methods, techniques and information". The Institute is a dream come true of its founder late Mr G.D.Birla - an eminent industrialist, a participant in Indian freedom struggle and a close associate of the Father of Indian Nation late Mr. Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi (Mahatma Gandhi). What started in early 1900s as a small school, blossomed into a set of colleges for higher education, ranging from the Humanities to Engineering until 1964 when all these colleges amalgamated to culminate into a unique Indian University of International standing. This university was christened as the Birla Institute of Technology and Science, Pilani, known to many as BITS, Pilani. Over the years, BITS has provided the highest quality technical education to students from all over India admitted on the basis of merit. Its graduates may be found throughout the world in all areas of engineering, science and commerce. BITS symbolizes the maturing of Indian technical ability and "can-do" entrepreneurial spirit, especially as derived from the private sector. BITS is located in the Vidya Vihar campus adjacent to the town of Pilani in Rajasthan.
INDIAN INSTITUTE OF MANAGEMENT BANGALORE
After 1947, the Government of independent India focused on the development of indigenous science and technology. As a technology base was being created, it became clear that the country needed to simultaneously augment management talent and resources. A response that lead to the creation of the Indian Institutes of Management in the country. The Indian Institute of Management Bangalore was established in 1973. Building on the base of its highly accomplished faculty and motivated student body, IIMB has evolved into a premier centre for management education and research. The flagship Postgraduate Programme in Management (PGP) and Fellow (Doctoral) Programme in Management (FPM) are very highly rated and IIMB alumni occupy senior managerial and academic positions across the globe. IIMB strives to achieve excellence through partnerships with industry, and leading academic institutions, the world over. Located in India’s high technology capital, IIMB is a hub of innovative activity. For example, The Post Graduate Programme in Software Enterprise Management (PGSEM) launched in 1998 is a management education programme designed for the specific needs of professionals working in the software and information technology industries; The Post Graduate Programme in Public Policy and Management (PGPPM) launched in 2002 is helping to hone policy-making and managerial capabilities in government. The International Masters Program in Practising Management (IMPM), an international collaborative executive education program jointly offered by IIMB with INSEAD, McGill University, Lancaster University and a consortium of Japanese universities is globally recognised as a major innovation in executive education; Established through a generous endowment, the N.S. Raghavan Centre for Entrepreneurial Learning (NSRCEL) at IIMB is a catalyst for entrepreneurial activity. In addition to the long-duration programmes (PGP, PGSEM, PGPPM and FPM), IIMB offers a wide range of top quality executive education programmes to meet the continuing education needs of business executives. IIMB’s Centres of Excellence enable faculty to focus on research issues in sectors where there is major industrial growth such as Software and IT, and Insurance. IIMB consistently figures among the top business schools in India in domestic and international surveys. IIMB has world-class infrastructure that facilitate excellence in teaching, research, consulting and other professional activities
INDIAN INSTITUTE OF MANAGEMENT CALCUTTA
The Indian Institute of Management Calcutta (IIMC) was established as the first national institute for Post-Graduate studies and Research in Management by the Government of India in November 1961 in collaboration with Alfred P. Sloan School of Management (MIT), the Government of West Bengal, The Ford Foundation and Indian industry. During its initial years, several prominent faculty formed part of its nucleus, including Paul Samuelson, Jagdish Sheth, J. K. Sengupta, among others. Over the years, IIMC has grown into a mature institution with global reputation, imparting high quality management education. It has been playing a pioneering role in professionalising Indian management through its Post Graduate and Doctoral level programs, Executive Training Programs, Research and Consulting Activities. Today, the institute serves as an autonomous body, continually evolving to meet its goals in an ever-changing business environment. The vision of the Institute is to emerge as an International Centre of Excellence in all facets of Management Education, rooted in Indian ethos and societal values. Over the past four decades, IIM Calcutta has blossomed into one of Asia's finest Business Schools. Its strong ties to the business community make it an effective mechanism for the promotion of professional management practices in Indian organizations. Today, IIM Calcutta attracts the best talent in India - a melting pot of academia, industry and research. The best and brightest young men and women pursue its academic programs.
Anna University was established on 4th September 1978 as a unitary type of University. Since December 2001,it has become a large, highly renowned affiliated University, having brought into its fold about 255 Self-financing Engineering Colleges, six Government Colleges and four Government-aided Engineering colleges located in various parts of TamilNadu State . It offers higher education in Engineering, Technology and allied Sciences relevant to the current and projected needs of the society. Besides promoting research and disseminating knowledge gained there from, it fosters cooperation between the academic and industrial communities .
NATIONAL INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY TIRUCHIRAPPALLI
The National Institute of Technology (formerly known as Regional Engineering College) Tiruchirappalli, situated in the heart of Tamil Nadu on the banks of river Cauvery, was started as a joint and co-operative venture of the Government of India and the Government of Tamil Nadu in 1964 with a view to catering to the needs of man-power in technology for the country. The college has been conferred with autonomy in financial and administrative matters to achieve rapid development. Because of this rich experience, this institution was granted Deemed University Status with the approval of the UGC/AICTE and Govt. of India in the year 2003 and renamed as National Institute of Technology. NIT-T was registered under Societies Registration Act XXVII of 1975. Trichy is connected by road to Chennai (320 km), Madurai (142 km) and to all major towns in South India by regular bus services. Tiruchirapalli is an important junction on the Southern Railway. It connects Madras, Thanjavur, Madurai, Tuticorin, Tirupati, Rameswaram, Bangalore, Coimbatore, Cochin and Mangalore. It has an international airport, and is connected with Chennai (Madras), Singapore, Colombo, Kuwait, Sharjah, Calicut. Indian Airlines connects Trichy with Chennai, Sharjah, Calicut Kuwait and Colombo. Air Lanka Service connects Tiruchirapalli with Colombo.
UNIVERSITY OF PUNE
These words of Jawaharlal Nehru embody in them the guiding principle of Pune University. Established in 1948, the University has since become one of the leading centres for research and teaching in the country. The 400 acre campus is located in the North Western part of Pune. The placid environs and state of the art facilities provide it's numerous students with an ideal atmosphere to pursue research in various areas of Science, Arts, Commerce and Languages. The University houses 40 departments which provide a wide array of academic programs. Though a young centre, the University has made a significant impact in various areas of research and teaching, and continues to strive for excellence. The University of Pune (formerly known as University of Poona) was established under the Poona University Act, passed by the Bombay Legislature on 10th February, 1948. In the same year, Dr. M. R. Jayakar assumed office as the first vice chancellor of the University.
Sri Mata Amritanandamayi Devi – or affectionately called AMMA all over the world – is today a household name in almost all parts of the world – as an internationally-renowned humanitarian leader and an embodiment of global-scale effort to lead the society from ignorance to knowledge & awareness, from unrighteousness to human values, and from ill-health to health. It is from AMMA that “Amrita Vishwa Vidyapeetham”, which in Sanskrit translates to “Amrita University”, is born in the year 2003. Amrita Vishwa Vidyapeetham – is a University, established under section 3 of the University Grants Commission (UGC) Act of 1956. The University Grants Commission is the apex body of the Government of India for higher education. On May 19, 2007 Amrita University awarded 1313 Degrees including its first Ph.D. in medicine. Drawing its inspiration, guidance, nourishment, energy, and resources directly from AMMA, AMRITA Vishwa Vidyapeetham has now grown into a dynamic, 5-campus, multi-disciplinary, University with over 15 schools, 75 degree programs, 1000 faculty, and 7000 students (www.amrita.edu/campusesandschools) , all united in their mission towards solving the monumental scientific and societal challenges being faced by the world today
INDIAN INSTITUTE OF MANAGEMENT KOZHIKODE
The Indian Institute of Management Kozhikode was set up by the Government of India in collaboration with the State Government of Kerala as the 5th Indian Institute of Management. Being a part of IIM family of institutions, which have earned worldwide reputation for academic excellence, the Institute strives hard for maintaining international standards in all of its academic activity. The Institute is aiming to emerge as an internationally reckoned fully integrated management institute of higher learning. It conducts the full range of academic activities in the field of management education covering research, teaching, and training, consulting and intellectual infrastructure development to help improve the management systems in the country. The Institute emphasises on development of analytical skills and is known for its focus on global and cross-cultural issues.
INDIAN INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY GUWAHATI
Indian Institute of Technology, Guwahati, the sixth member of the IIT fraternity, was established in 1994. The academic programme of IIT Guwahati commenced in 1995. At present the Institute has eleven departments covering all the major engineering and science disciplines, offering B. Tech., B. Des., M. Tech., Ph.D. and M.Sc. programmes. Within a short period of time, IIT Guwahati has been able to build up the necessary infrastructure for carrying out advanced research and has been equipped with state-of-the-art scientific and engineering instruments.IIT Guwahati's campus is on a sprawling 285 hectares plot of land on the north bank of the river Brahmaputra around 20 kms. from the heart of the city. With the majestic Brahmaputra on one side, and with hills and vast open spaces on others, the campus provides an ideal setting for learning. While the campus construction programme will terminate at the end of the tenth five year plan, students' hostels, faculty and staff quarters, and a guest house have already been built.
XAVIER INSTITUTE OF MANAGEMENT BHUBANESWAR
The Xavier Institute of Management, Bhubaneswar owes its origin to a Social Contract between the Government of Orissa and the OJS (Orissa Jesuit Society). The Management of the institute is in the hands of a Governing Board, consisting of representatives from the Jesuit Society, Government of India, Government of Orissa and eminent industrialists and educationists. Since its inception in 1987, Institute has heen offering quality management education with a human face. During this short span of its existence, XIM has established an identity of its own, and it is getting to be known not only for its Post-Graduate Programmes but also for projects usually not found in management institutions in India or elsewhere. XIMB has focused on quality and rigorous education, academic infrastructure, technology and innovation. All these efforts have paid rich dividends - XIMB is among the best B-Schools in the country.
UNIVERSITY OF HYDERABAD
The University of Hyderabad, a premier institution of post graduate teaching and research in the country, was established by an Act of Parliament (Act No. 39 of 1974) on 2nd October, 1974 as a Central University, Wholly financed by the University Grants Commission. The "objects of the University" as envisaged in the Act are:" to disseminate and advance knowledge by providing instructional and research facilities in such branches of learning as it may deem fit and by the example of its corporate life, and in particular to make special provisions for integrated courses in humanities and science in the educational programmes of the University and to take appropriate measures for promoting inter-disciplinary studies and research in the University."
INDIAN INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY KHARAGPUR
The history of the IIT system dates back to 1946 when a committee was set up by Hon'ble Sir Jogendra Singh, Member of the Viceroy's Executive Council, Department of Education, Health and Agriculture to consider the setting up of Higher Technical Institutions for post war industrial development in India. The 22 member committee headed by Sri N.R.Sarkar, in its report, recommended the establishment of four Higher Technical Institutions in the Eastern, Western, Northern and Southern regions, possibly on the lines of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, USA, with a number of secondary institutions affiliated to it. The report also urged the speedy establishment of all the four institutions with the ones in the East and the West to be started immediately. The committee also felt that such institutes would not only produce undergraduates but they should be engaged in research, producing research workers and technical teachers as well. The standard of the graduates should be at par with those from first class institutions abroad. They felt that the proportion of undergraduates and postgraduate students should be 2:1. With the above recommendations of the Sarkar committee in view, the first Indian Institute of Technology was born in May 1950 in Hijli, Kharagpur, in the eastern part of India.
DELHI COLLEGE OF ENGINEERING
With a history stretching back over 65 years, providing technical education within a modern educational environment and strong academic staff, DCE is strongly identified with engineering education in India. Since its inception and foundation, DCE has constantly lead the way in reform movements, and in the latter era of the Republic of India, DCE has assumed pivotal roles in the reconstruction, modernization, and administration of the society. The efforts and expertise of DCE graduates have been major contributors in the planning and construction of India's infrastructure. DCE is an insitution which defines and continues to update methods of engineering and architecture in India. It provides its students with modern educational facilities while retaining traditional values, as well as using its strong industrial contacts to mold young, talented individuals who can compete in the global arena.The aim of DCE is to rank among leading universities globally. Consequently, DCE ’s mission is to educate individuals to be competitive not only in India, but all over the world. Within an intensely competitive environment, the college has adopted a dynamic, global, high-quality, creative and communicative approach in education, as well as research and development.
VISVESWARAIAH TECHNOLOGICAL UNIVERSITY
Visvesvaraya Technological University, Belgaum, named after Bharat Ratna Sir M. Visvesvaraya, is a dream come true of Technocrats and Academicians of Karnataka. The University is functioning and continues to function with a VISION –‘To become an outstanding University at the cutting edge of knowledge that produces world class research and leaders for innovative Technology and Industry’. The role of VTU is not merely limited to the conduct of examinations and award of degrees but something beyond this. VTU has a MISSION -‘To plan the development of technical education, to establish need based value based education and training in engineering and technology with a view to generate qualified and competent man power for technological and societal needs. The University has the jurisdiction throughout Karnataka and at present 111 Engineering colleges are affiliated to it. The intake every year for Engineering under this University inclusive of PG is around 38,000. The University has 25 branches of Bachelors Degree and 54 branches of M.Tech courses. B.E (Bio-Technology) is the UG course introduced in 2002-03 in 21 colleges. In addition, the University has MBA and MCA courses. The university also offers M.Sc. (Engg.) by Research and Ph.D programmes. In the year under consideration, the University has 249 registered candidates for M.Sc. (Engg.) by Research and Ph.D in 80 Research Centres in 24 affiliated colleges.
UNIVERSITY OF MUMBAI
The University of Mumbai (known earlier as University of Bombay) is one of the oldest and premier Universities in India. It was established in 1857 consequent upon "Wood's Education Dispatch", and it is one amongst the first three Universities in India. As a sequel to the change in the name of the city from Bombay to Mumbai, the name of the University has been changed from "University of Bombay " to "University of Mumbai " ,vide notification issued by the Government of Maharashtra and published in the Government Gazette dated 4th September, 1996. The profile of this University carved out in 150 years of its functioning attests to its manifold achievements as the intellectual and moral powerhouse of the society. The University has always given its best to the country in general and to the city of Mumbai in particular by enthusiastically shouldering an ever-growing load of social values and opportunities. Initially, the University concentrated its efforts on controlling teaching at the undergraduate level and in conducting examinations. Later on it took up research and the task of imparting instructions at the Post-Graduate level. This resulted in the establishment of the University Departments beginning with the School of Sociology and Civics & Politics. The independence of the country led to the re-organization of the functions and powers of the University with the passing of the Bombay University Act of 1953.
INDIAN INSTITUTE OF MANAGEMENT LUCKNOW
Situated at the outskirts of the historic and culturally rich city of Lucknow, the Indian Institute of Management (IIML), was established in 1984, by the Government of India, as a national level school of excellence in management science. IIML 's mission is to be a global, socially conscious and integrated school of management, contributing towards management development, both in India and abroad. Towards this, IIML undertakes a diverse range of academic activities and interventions aimed at creation, dissemination, and application of management knowledge and practices. These include : the Post Graduate Programme; the Fellow Programme; the Management Development Programme; Research Programmes; and Consulting Programmes. IIML is also entering into collaborative arrangements with leading business schools and research centres in India, Europe, Canada, South and Southeast Asia.
INDIAN INSTITUTE OF FINANCE
INDIAN INSTITUTE OF FINANCE (IIF) founded in 1987 as a non-profit autonomous educational institution, to promote education and research in Finance. IIF has made distinguished scholarly contributions acclaimed nationally and internationally. IIF is solely devoted to promotion of education and research and not for profit, in public interest. IIF is founded by Professor (Dr) J.D. Agarwal an outstanding educationist and philanthropist under the aegis of Jyoti Foundation a public charitable trust registered under Trust Act and also u/s 12A of Income Tax Act 1961. IIF is apolitical and maintains neutrality in its views, opinions and operations. IIF follows highest possible Norms, Standards, Transparency, Accountability and Code of Ethics. IIF is unique and the only Organisation of its kind in India.
Aligarh Muslim University,
The Aligarh Muslim University is a residential academic institution which was established by Sir Syed Ahmad Khan, a great Muslim reformist of his time who felt the need of modern education for Muslims. He started a school in 1875 named as Madarsatul Uloom Musalmanan-e-Hind which later became a college under the title of Mohammadan Anglo-Oriental College and was converted into a Central University in 1920. In view of the remarkable history of the institution and its contribution to the Indian nation, the Constitution of India in its Entry No.63 (List I of the Seventh Schedule) has listed Aligarh Muslim University as an institution of national importance. The University today has 88 Departments which are grouped under twelve faculties viz. Arts, Social Sciences, Engineering and Technology, Medicine, Commerce, Law, Theology, Life Sciences, Unani Medicine, Agriculture, Business Management and Science. The University has four important colleges viz. Zakir Husian College of Engineering & Technology, J.N. Medical College, A.K. Tibbiya College and Women’s College. The other maintained institutions are the Boy’s Polytechnic, the Women’s Polytechnic, Senior Secondary Schools (Boys and Girls), S.T. High School, Aligarh Muslim University Girls High School, Aligarh Muslim University.
All India Institute of Medical Sciences,
Creating a country imbued with a scientific culture was Jawaharlal Nehru's dream, and immediately after independence he prepared a grand design to achieve it. Among the temples of modern India which he designed, was a centre of excellence in the medical sciences. Nehru's dream was that such a centre would set the pace for medical education and research in Southeast Asia , and in this he had the wholehearted support of his Health Minister, Rajkumari Amrit Kaur. The health survey and development committee ,chaired by Sir Joseph Bhore, an Indian Civil Servant ,had in 1946 already recommended the establishment of a national medical centre which would concentrate on meeting the need for highly qualified manpower to look after the nation's expanding health care activities . The dreams of Nehru and Amrit Kaur and the recommendations of the Bhore Committee converged to create a proposal which found favor with the government of New Zealand. A generous grant from New Zealand under the Colombo Plan made it possible to lay the foundation stone of All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) in 1952.The AIIMS was finally created in 1956,as an autonomous institution through an Act of Parliament ,to serve as a nucleus for nurturing excellence in all aspect of health care
Banaras Hindu University
India is not a country of the Hindus only. It is a country of the Muslims, the Christians and the Parsees too. The country can gain strength and develop itself only when the people of the different communities in India live in mutual goodwill and harmony .It is my earnest hope and prayer that this centre of life and light which is coming into existence, will produce students who will not only be intellectually equal to the best of their fellow students in other parts of the world, but will also live a noble life, love their country and be loyal to the Supreme ruler. Pandit Madan Mohan Malaviya Born in an educated orthodox Hindu family at Prayag (Allahabad) in 1861, Madan Mohan Malaviya name to be recognized as an outstanding and noble son of India. His multifaceted personality made him, at the same time, a great patriot, an educationist with a vision, a social reformer, an ardent journalist, reluctant but effective lawyer, a successful parliamentarian and an outstanding statesman. Among Malaviyaji's many achievements, the most monumental was the establishment of the Banaras Hindu University or Kashi Hindu Vishvidyalaya. In the course of his lifetime Banaras Hindu University came to be known as a Capital of Knowledge acknowledged across India and the World. Pandit Madan Mohan Malaviya created history in Indian education with this institution - the first of its kind in the country. He chose Banaras as the site, because of the centuries old tradition of learning, wisdom and spirituality inherent to the place. His vision was to blend the best of Indian education called from the ancient centres of learning - Takshashila and Nalanda and other hallowed institutions, with the best tradition of modern universities of the west. Great minds and personalities like Annie Besant, Mahatma Gandhi, Rabindranath Tagore, Shyama Charan De and many others joined hand with him in his quest for knowledge, arousing the national spirit in India and winning freedom with the power of education and righteousness. Malaviya passed away in 1946. But his spirit still lives and there are many who bear the torch that he lit, Many more stand ready to shoulder the mantle of his responsibility.
Jamia Millia Islamia,
Jamia Millia Islamia, an institution originally established at Aligarh in United Provinces, India in 1920 became a Central University by an act of the Indian Parliament in 1988. In Urdu language, Jamia means ‘University’, and Millia means ‘National’. The story of its growth from a small institution in the pre-independence India to a central university located in New Delhi—offering integrated education from nursery to research in specialized areas—is a saga of dedication, conviction and vision of a people who worked against all odds and saw it growing step by step. They “built up the Jamia Millia stone by stone and sacrifice by sacrifice,” said Sarojini Naidu, the nightingale of India. The Foundation Committee met on 29 October 1920. It comprised of the following members: Dr. Mukhtar Ahmad Ansari (Delhi) Mufti Kafayattullah (Delhi) Maulana Abdul Bari Farang Mahali (UP) Maulana Sulaiman Nadvi (Bihar) Maulana Shabbir Ahmed Usmani (UP) Maulana Husain Ahmad Madni (UP) Chaudhury Khaleeq-uz-zaman (UP) Nawab Mohammad Ismail Khan Tasadduq Husain Khan (UP) Dr. Mohammad Iqbal (Punjab) Maulana Sanaullah Khan Amritsari (Punjab) Dr. Saifuddin Kitchlew (Punjab) Maulana Abul Kalam Azad (Bengal and Bihar) Dr. Syed Mehmood (Bengal and Bihar) Saith Abdullah Haroon Karachiwale (Sindh, Bombay and Hyderabad) Abbas Tyabiji (Sindh, Bombay and Hyderabad) Sait Miyan Mohammad Haji Jaam Chhotani (Sindh, Bombay and Hyderabad) Maulavi Abdul Haq (Sindh, Bombay and Hyderabad) On 22 November 1920, Hakim Ajmal Khan was elected the first chancellor of Jamia. Mohamed Ali Jauhar became Jamia’s first Vice Chancellor, as Allama Iqbal could not accept the offer made through Gandhiji. It also elected a syndicate and created a syllabus subcommittee.
Kerala Agricultural University ,
Deemed to have come into existence on February 24th 1971 by the Act 33 of 1971 of the Kerala State Legislature, entitled 'The Agricultural University Act, 1971', the Kerala Agricultural University (KAU) became operational since February 1st 1972 when the then existing two educational and 21 research institutions administered by the Departments of Agriculture and Animal Husbandry of the Government of Kerala, were brought under one umbrella for facilitating the sustainable and accelerated development of agriculture in the State. The Kerala Agricultural University is the primary and the principal instrumentality of the Kerala State in providing human resources, and skills and technology, required for the sustainable development of its agriculture, defined broadly encompassing all production activities based on land and water, including crop production (agriculture), animal husbandry, forestry and fishery through conducting, interfacing and integrating education, research and extension in these spheres of economic endeavour
Maulana Azad National Urdu University
The Maulana Azad National Urdu University (MANUU) was established in 1998 by an Act of the Parliament as a Central University with an All India jurisdiction. The Mandate and Objective of the University, as per the Act, is to promote and develop the Urdu language, provide higher, technical and vocational education in the Urdu medium and to provide focus on women’s education. The University has started functioning from 9th January 1998 with headquarters at Hyderabad . The campus is located in 200 acres of land at Gachibowli, Hyderabad . The University is fully funded by the University Grants Commission and functions under the aegis of the Ministry of Human Resource Development, Government of India. The President of India is the Visitor to the University. Shri I K Gujaral, former Prime Minister of India, was the first Chancellor of the University and Prof. M.S. Jairajpuri was the first Vice-Chancellor. Padma Vibhushan Prof. Obaid Siddiqui, FRS and Prof. A.M. Pathan are the present Chancellor and Vice-Chancellor respectively. The Act empowers the University to provide education through both the distance and campus modes of education.
Punjab Agricultural University,
The Punjab Agricultural University was established in 1962 to serve the state of erstwhile Punjab. On the reorganization of Punjab, two independent universities for the two states - Punjab and Haryana were established under the Haryana and Punjab Agricultural Universities Act, 1970.