Shri Vaishnav Vidyapeeth Vishwavidyalaya: Pioneer in a Mentoring-based Education

Shri Vaishnav Vidyapeeth Vishwavidyalaya
Shri Vaishnav Vidyapeeth Vishwavidyalaya

India’s journey to becoming an education hub is evidence of its enduring commitment to knowledge and learning. With a diverse range of educational offerings, renowned institutions, technological advancements, and a focus on research and innovation, India continues to attract learners and scholars from all corners of the globe. As the nation addresses its challenges and embraces future opportunities, it is poised to solidify its position as a flourishing hub of education excellence.

Some of its oldest educational institutions are catalysing this growth and are paving a path for the overall development of the country by fostering competent professionals.

Shri Vaishnav Vidyapeeth Vishwavidyalaya (SVVV) has a long heritage of over a century.

1884 is a landmark year for SVVV as the foundation stone was laid 139 years ago for the Shri Vaishnav Group of Institutions by compassionate philanthropists of Indore, MP (India). Shri Vaishnav Vidyapeeth Trust believes in taking the nation forward by improving the quality of life of its citizens by continuously working in the sphere of education, health, and the environment.

It has been established to promote education and research in various disciplines through academic institutions for the benefit of all sections of society, but not with the motive of profit. Some of the dignitaries who have visited Shri Vaishnav Institutions from time to time are Dr Sarvepalli Radhakrishnan (1960), Shri Giani Zail Singh (1984), Dr Shankar Dayal Sharma (1987), Dr A. P. J. Abdul Kalam (2002), Shri M. Venkaiah Naidu (2019), Smt. Sumitra Mahajan (2019) and Shri Om Birla (2020).

Shaping Better Futures

Shri Vaishnav Vidyapeeth Vishwavidyalaya is a State Private University set up under Madhya Pradesh Niji Vishwavidyalaya (Sthapana Avam Sanchalan) Adhiniyam in 2015 at Indore. The university was established with the vision to be a leader in shaping a better future for humanity through quality education, training, and research. It pursues the mission to make a difference in sustaining the growth of global societies by developing socially responsible citizens.

Its vision is to create an educational environment that engages deep intellectual, moral, and spiritual stimulation, thereby nurturing leadership.

Shri Vaishnav Vidyapeeth Vishwavidyalaya is on a mission to be a pioneer in a ‘mentoring’ based education system with an intellectual, moral, and spiritual culture of its own, rooted in Indian ethos and in tune with the global vision of the times. It strives to inculcate learning through understanding, knowledge enhancement, skill development, and positive attitude formation. It also encourages innovative thinking with self-discipline and social responsibility.

The university is committed to providing quality education following all the norms provided by all regulatory bodies for different academic programs. Course objectives are statements describing what someone will be able to do after they engage in a learning experience. Well-written learning outcomes communicate important messages about what students will be able to know, think, and do at the end of a course or program. Each and every course being taught by the faculty of the university has been designed in a way that provides clarity and focus about what students are expected to learn and how they will be required to demonstrate it.

Leading SVVV to a New Educational Horizon

Dr Upinder Dhar is the First Vice Chancellor of Shri Vaishnav Vidyapeeth Vishwavidyalaya (Indore). Earlier, he was Group Additional Vice Chancellor and Pro-vice Chancellor (Academics) at Amity University (Noida). He is a man of vision and wisdom.

A Fellow of ISTD and a strong proponent of the Case Method, Dr. Dhar was conferred Ravi J Matthai National Fellow Award by the Association of Indian Management Schools in 2018 and AIMA-Kewal Nohria Award for Academic Leadership in Management Education – 2022 by the All India Management Association in 2022.

He joined at a very childhood stage of the university after its establishment in June 2015. He started to develop the institute from scratch. Each and every statutory and policy document of the university has been developed under his guidance. He focuses on the all-around development of the students; therefore, the focus of the university is not limited to classroom teaching only; rather, it focuses on 360° development.

In line with this vision, the university used to organize many curricular, co-curricular and extracurricular National activities/competitions for the students. Due to his creative vision, the institute, which started with 1181 students, has more than 8000 students today.

The students are encouraged to plan and organize various co-curricular activities on their own with basic support from the university. Such an atmosphere inculcates in them the spirit of leadership and an understanding of several aspects of technology and management. They are undertaking such activities not merely for the learning value but also for the pleasure that comes with the experience of a job well done.

The students recognize their talent and skills in the process and are inspired to develop themselves further. The students are also nominated to participate in co-curricular activities organized by other leading institutions. The students are actively involved in organizing various conferences, conclaves, workshops, guest lectures, study tours, and other such activities. By involving them in such activities, they not only get exposed to the contemporary understanding of various concepts but also develop their organizing skills.

Fostering Vibrant Campus Life

The university offers a wide scope of extracurricular activities for the students, which include various adventurous activities which not only make the campus life vibrant but also act as a window to reach out to students across the country. The university provides a variety of platforms covering Spandan (A Technoy-Management Cultural Fest), Spardha (Sports), Literary activities, Raas Rang, etc.

Global exposure is the need of the hour, and tie-ups with foreign universities such as St Cloud State University, Minnesota (United States) and Hangyang University, Seoul (South Korea) give global exposure to the students.

Interaction with students from different nations aids in enlarging students’ horizons and thinking in terms of a global perspective. Also, it facilitates in developing crosscultural relationships and friendships in the field of international business, which may be beneficial to students in the long run.

Impeccable Career Assistance

Shri Vaishnav Vidyapeeth Trust has sponsored the university to promote, manage, and offer professional and vocational education and to organize personality and other training and development programs. The university is imparting higher education in varied disciplines intending to make the students confident, vibrant, dynamic, and competitive worldwide.

It is holding and conducting meetings, participating in conferences, lectures, seminars, and symposia, and entering into relations with other societies, institutions, academies, colleges, and universities to help and guide the students to pursue professional and higher education for the purpose of advancing knowledge in various disciplines of education.

The university has designed a rigorous placement and training program for students starting from the first semester, which continues up to the last semester. The university continuously trains students in the areas of soft skills to increase their employability skills. The university arranges online aptitude and technical tests for the students, industry visits, and guest lectures by corporate professionals to understand the requirements of the corporate world.

The university conducts mock interviews of the students to nurture their technical skills so that the students can handle technical interviews effectively. Thus, the university leaves no stone unturned in grooming the students.

The university has developed strong industry linkages resulting in long-term relations with the industry. The university works with a long-term vision to bridge the students’ aspirations and their careers. As a result of the sincere efforts of the university and students, a good percentage of the students get placed through on and off-campus drives every year.

Setting the Highest Benchmarks

Shri Vaishnav Vidyapeeth Vishwavidyalaya has 17 constituent institutes with 310 full-time faculty members and around 8000 students enrolled in 114 undergraduate, postgraduate, and doctoral programs. The university offers education, training, and research in engineering, forensic science, architecture, management, journalism and mass communication, science, social sciences, humanities and arts, computer applications, fine arts, commerce, law, agriculture, home science, and Paramedical Sciences.

The university believes that educational institutions should involve industry in designing the curricula and detailed syllabi for various programs. Partnership with industry and other prospective recruiters is necessary to understand the current and future needs so that young minds can be shaped accordingly. It gives a different kind of feeling to the students while choosing such programs for developing their careers.

Some of the milestones achieved by the university are:

  • Careers 360 Rating of Engineering Colleges and Institutes – Shri Vaishnav Institute of Technology and Science, SVVV was rated as ‘AAA’ at National Level (April 2017, Volume IX, Issue 04).
  • BAJA SAE INDIA – Team Vaishnav Kriegers of SVITS, SVVV, won the Pride of Indore Award and Prize of Rs. 1 Lakh (2017).
  • Entrepreneur – The Best Business Schools Survey – SVVV was Ranked 29th under Nurturing Next-Gen Leaders (April-May 2017).
  • CSR-GHDCEngineering Colleges Survey – Shri Vaishnav Institute of Technology and Science appeared in the Ranking of Promising Engineering Colleges (2017).
  • Careers 360, University Special (India’s 100 Outstanding Universities-2017) – With Promise and Potential, these Institutions March on Shri Vaishnav Vidyapeeth Vishwavidyalaya, Indore was rated most Promising & Potential Institute (2017).
  • Higher Education Review – Shri Vaishnav Institute of Journalism and Mass Communication was recognized under the Top 20 Promising Media & Mass Communication Colleges in India (2018).
  • PRIME TIMEGlobal Education Excellence Awards – Shri Vaishnav Vidyapeeth Vishwavidyalaya, Indore, was recognized as the Most Innovative Private University in MP (2018).
  • Careers 360 released the Rating of Engineering Colleges and Institutes – Shri Vaishnav Institute of Technology and Science, SVVV was rated as ‘AAA’ at National Level (April 2018).
  • The Knowledge Review – Shri Vaishanav Institute of Architecture, SVVV, was recognized as one of the 10 Most Innovative Institutes of Architecture (2018).
  • Dainik Bhaskar – Shri Vaishanav Vidyapeeth Vishwavidyalaya was conferred Eminence Award in Private University Category (June 2018).

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