Bearing in mind the emerging trends in education and demands from students, universities and educational institutions across India have started revisiting the curriculum rigorously to understand the demands of the industry, in turn, focusing towards an education of tomorrow. With this in mind, many universities have started hosting new-age programs, which emphasise on hybrid pedagogies, coupled with the right amount of outside the classroom activities, motivating all-rounded excellence among the gen-z. Thereby, throwing light on one such institute of excellence, that has taken every step to meet the global standards by updating the technological knowledge to embrace the shift that happens in the technological world, Glocal University is that hotspot of multicultural experiences, where power of knowledge is harnessed by combining learning with the extensive application-based study and professional ethics.
Founded based on their commitment to excellence, leading towards pursuing high intellectual, social, physical and ethical standards for quality staffing, facilities, academic and non-academic programmes and services, at Glocal University, all aspects of today’s university life are guided towards promoting success of students and the staff. By encouraging creativity, innovation, initiative among their students and staff, setbacks are taken as learning experiences rather than difficulties that promote success for everyone present on the campus. Consisting of 8-major schools and 55+ UG/PG professional courses, Glocal University is situated in Saharanpur, Uttar Pradesh, in the foothills of Shivalik mountains, built on a sprawling 350-acre campus, filled with world-class infrastructure and facilities, ready to be utilized in the pursuit of a rich learning experience.
“By offering courses in many disciplines such as Management & Commerce, Pharmacy, Agriculture, Life Sciences, Engineering & Technology, Law, Ayurveda, Unani and many more, our academic programs have been drawn up after much deliberation and conform to global standards”, shares – Prof. Dr. Satish Kumar Sharma, the Pro Vice-Chancellor of the university. Listing out the various reasons which make Glocal University, a true university of today, aimed towards better futures for all present on the university campus, Dr. Sharma, pinpointed – “Students are guided by a team of highly qualified and experienced faculty members, students develop a nuanced understanding of concepts and acquire skills to apply them to concrete situations with a sense of social responsibility”.
An excellence-based endeavour
Research plays an inherent part in the teaching-learning process at Glocal University, where the onboard teachers are either research scholars or pursuing research studies in their respective subjects. Also, in this era of globalization and immense competition, it is evident that employment demands all-rounded personalities, who can lead with change, and thus, at Glocal a medium-free learning is adapted, irrespective of the scenario outside. Apart from the impressive physical infrastructure that facilitates easy learning curves for all its students, Glocal University also hosts an up-to-date ICT-enabled setup, where the entire premises are Wi-Fi enabled with high-speed internet connectivity, a fully secure central Library, that can be accessed virtually as well, where the university has taken Institutional membership of the Delnet, Manupatra and NPTEL to take care of e-books and e-journal needs. In addition, there are ample and well-equipped laboratories that have been designed as per norms and standards set out by the UGC and respective Regulatory and statutory Bodies, keeping in view the future requirements, in the laboratories, as the university is working relentlessly towards further strengthening their labs with new advanced equipment.
“An inbuilt academic system too exists at Glocal, which was built towards inculcating multidisciplinary skill sets in various domains, promoting dedicated 24*7 learning, committed to excellent teaching, innovative research and responsible community service”, added the Pro Vice-Chancellor. All the schools under the university’s umbrella extend placement and career guidance services to all its graduating students, achieving 100% placement since inception for all their UG and PG programs. Guest lectures, research projects, seminars, and conferences are a norm at Glocal too, along with promoting cultural activities, that constantly help students to evolve and open up to the diverse avenues, perspectives with a broad ended vision and horizons that lead to their overall development. Glocal University, in addition, has formed academic alliances and collaborations with over 20 top-class universities from across the world. The collaborations include student, faculty, and research scholar exchange programmes, internships for UG/PG courses, participation in research and development, short-term courses for faculty and students, short-term occupational training, publication and information exchange, and seminars and conferences. Furthermore, appreciating the government for its vision of the New Education Policy 2020, which will change higher education and equip our young people with the necessary information, skills, values, and competences, establishing a solid basis for our economic growth and helping India, the university has constituted a task force to revise and reframe the existing syllabi and curriculum in tune with NEP 2020.
All in all, being that strict focal point of never-ending learning, Glocal University attempts towards imparting a solid social rootedness taking all things together, accordingly advancing inclusivity for an enormous scope. Composed of people coming from different foundations and societies, a feeling of having a place exists on the grounds of Glocal, lecturing a culture where everybody is a vital part of the energy and showcases a solid enthusiasm of worldwide meets neighborhood. Also, as an ever-evolving global working environment without any parallels to oblige, the university is ever-so ready for assisting in the pursuit of developing mature, yet delicate people, who reek of adaptability, and variety, all working together towards societal development.
Prof. Syed Akheel Ahmed – Vice Chancellor
The founder Vice Chancellor of Yenepoya University, Managlore, Karnataka, Prof. Syed Akheel Ahmed is a great scholar, outstanding academician, able administrator, passionate researcher, excellent orator and a teacher par excellence. He has voluminous achievements and innumerable accolades. He has 42 years of experience in teaching Postgraduate students at the university level. He has to his credit being the one of the longest served faculty across all state universities in India. His significant international assignments include Icon Professor (2015-18) and Collaborator, University of Malaya, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, first in the State of Karnataka to achieve this distinction. He also served as Visiting Professor during 2011 and has served as External Assessor, Polymer Chemistry, University of Malaya, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia since 2011. He is first in Karnataka State to be recognized as International Referee, King Faisal International Prize for Science in Chemistry (US$ 200,000), KSA, 2011.
Prof. Dr. Satish Kumar Sharma – Pro-Vice Chancellor
Working as a Professor and Dean at School of Pharmacy, Glocal University, Prof. Dr. Satish Kumar Sharma has previously worked as a Professor and Director at Sunder Deep Group of Institutions, Ghaziabad. He has also worked as Professor and Principal at Lloyd Institute of Management and Technology, Greater Noida.
Prof. Sharma has also served as associated faculty at DIPSAR, Delhi University, and has served as the Chairperson, Academic Committee, Sunder Deep Group of Institutions (the largest technical campus in NCR). Currently he is the Chairman, CEGR Pharmacy Council, and with 30+ years of fabulous experience in academics and research, Dr. Sharma obtained his Ph.D. degree from Mahatma Jyoti Rao Phoole University, Jaipur.