We aim to provide quality education to the students that will help them to face challenges and expectations of the real world with confidence, says Dr V K Agarwal, Chairman, SunRise University, in conversation with Elets News Network (ENN).
What is the vision of your university?
The primary objective of the university is to make the rural students and dropouts employable by providing skill-based vocational education. This initiative will support the rural employment and fulfill the demand of industries on the other.
What are the latest technologies being used in the university to improve the teaching-learning process?
Presently, there is a lack of skill-based education in Rajasthan. Traditional approach of theory-based education alone cannot help students to fulfill the requirements of industry. There is an urgent need of dissemination of technical skills and we have taken up the task to prepare job-ready students skilled in particular domains. Looking at this aspect, SunRise University emphasises on better teaching-learning methods. The syllabus and course contents have been developed by the learned academicians and industry experts. The industry experts are the members of the advisory body of the university. SunRise University understands the present demands and future requirements of the education sector. Hence, the University has emphasised on practical training as the core of the course curricula. Keeping this in mind, the course curricula of the university has been designed by the experts accordingly so that the students can be employable. Besides this, the university provides smart class audio-visual aids, state of the art laboratories etc to enhance the learning process.
What are the distinct courses offered by your university. Share with us the scope of these courses as far as career prospect is concerned.
SunRise University offers courses in the streams of engineering, management, law, science, pharmacy, agriculture and yoga and naturopathy. In all of the above streams, the courses are job oriented and practical-based. These courses meet the requirement of the industries locally and internationally.
How much job-oriented your courses are, especially in the light of latest trends and technologies taking place around the world and the education industry creating global products in terms of fresh pass outs?
As already mentioned, there is a lack of skill based education in the State, which our university is trying to address. Keeping in mind about the industry’s requirements, our university has emphasised only on practical and industry needbased courses. This also helps the students of the university to hone their skills before entering to the job market. Such education and training will help the students in resolving any problem during their jobs.
Besides this, good infrastructure facilities have been created to cope with the increase in enrollment of students in various on-campus programmes. New hi-tech laboratory facilities in terms of space and quality equipments have been provided to cater to the needs of the learners and researchers. High-tech class rooms and digital library are some of the latest technological facilities available in the university.
Internal Quality Assurance (IQA): The IQA Cell has been created to monitor the quality of academic output. The departments of study conducts national and international seminars, symposia, workshops and conferences so as to expose teachers and students of the university to new trends in teaching and research at the global level. A cell for students’ personality development has also been set up to enhance their personality.
New hi-tech laboratory facilities in terms of space and quality equipment have been provided to cater to the needs of the learners and researchers. High-tech class rooms and digital library are some of the latest technological facilities available in the university
The Central Government is emphasising a lot on skilling the youth. How the courses at your university are initiated it to make your students job ready?
The main aim of SunRise University is to provide skill based training to its students. The University is emphasising on practical instead of theory in their course contents. Industry visits is the main focus of the university enabling the students to make them job ready and understand the working of the industries. The advisory committee of the university regularly updates the faculty members about the global need of the hi-tech industries. It also suggests management board and the academic council of the university to update the course curricula of the University according to the latest practice.
Besides this, the University is also actively associated in Pradhan Mantri Kaushal Vikas Yojana (PMKVY) scheme. Last year university has successfully worked for Digital India initiative of the Government. University has introduced online verification of students’ degrees/diploma, mark sheet and other documents.
What are your plans for the future?
University has decided to introduce “Digital Learning” as one unit in the syllabus of computer in the first year of all courses. Step by step university is working for online admission and digitization of University work. It will be faster and reliable working mode.