Usha Martin University: Empowering the Leaders of the Future

Usha Martin University
Usha Martin University

Management institutes play a crucial role in shaping the leaders and managers of tomorrow. These institutes offer specialised education and training programs that equip students with the necessary skills, knowledge, and expertise to become effective managers in a variety of industries and sectors.

One of the key importance of management institutes is that they provide a structured and formalised approach to learning about management concepts and principles. This includes courses on strategy, operations, finance, marketing, and leadership, among others. This helps students to gain a well-rounded understanding of the various aspects of business management and to develop a strategic mindset.

Management institutes also offer students the opportunity to learn from experienced faculty members and industry experts who have practical experience and insights into the latest trends and best practices in management. This helps to bridge the gap between theory and practice and prepares students to tackle real-world challenges.

Moreover, management institutes often provide students with valuable networking opportunities through alumni networks, guest lectures, and industry events. This helps students to build relationships with other aspiring managers and industry professionals, which can be valuable for career advancement and personal growth.

Management institutes are essential for developing the next generation of leaders and managers. They provide students with a strong foundation in management concepts and principles, exposure to practical insights and experiences, and opportunities for networking and professional development.

Usha Martin University was established with the same mission vide Usha Martin University, Jharkhand Act 2012. It is recognized by the University Grants Commission as a self-financing Private University empowered to award certificates, diplomas, and degrees vide letter no. F. 5-3/2017 (CPP-UPU) dated 6th April 2017.

The programmes offered by Usha Martin University (UMU) are also recognised by other regulating bodies, such as the Pharmacy Council of India, the Bar Council of India and the State Nursing Council.

The University is located at village Narayansoso, Ranchi-Purulia highway, Angara Block, Ranchi and has a newly constructed campus spread over 34 acres.

Being in the Conformity

To carry out its mandate of providing inclusive quality higher education in different fields for sustainable development of the society and be in conformity with the priorities of the Ministry of Education, Government of Jharkhand, the University offers a wide range of professional programmes at UG and PG levels.

To enhance opportunities for employment, some of these programmes are offered in collaboration with Sunstone, IBM & TCS. In addition, Ph.D programmes in Management, Computer Science, Commerce, English, Physics, Education, Chemistry, Pharmacy, Law and Mathematics are also on offer. The University is committed to following UGC guidelines and has framed its own policy in conformity with these.

The mission of the University is to encourage social re-engineering. The University nurtures local talent. While appointing faculty; emphasis is placed on their domain knowledge, research capabilities and intellectual calibre.

The aim of the University is to provide outcome-based relevant education, nurture local talent, support the creation of excellence in teaching, learning and research, produce high-quality innovative graduates and contribute toward the sustainable development of the state.

Seamless Dissemination of Knowledge

The University shall strive to promote innovative strategies for seamless dissemination and creation of knowledge using the latest techniques, available media and technologies so that its graduates acquire skills to get suitable employment and contribute with a sense of service to the national and global knowledge pool.

The following qualities make the university more special:

  • Transparency, Honesty, Integrity, High Moral Values and Ethics
  • Development of State, Region and Country
  • Foster Competencies Compatible with Knowledge Society
  • Quest for Excellence through innovations in teaching-learning
  • Provide Inclusive Education at Affordable Cost

Utopian Leadership

Professor Madulika Kaushik is the vice chancellor of Usha Martin University with a vast experience with more than 44 years. Her work engagement mainly includes the education management sector, research, educational technology, instructional design, business development, marketing management and so on.

She is an MBA (Marketing) and PhD in Management from Jai Narain Vyas University. Many institutions across the globe have benefitted from her expertise and skills, and her services have been worth praising. To count a few of them, she was the:

  • Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Academic), Wawasan Open University, Malaysia (February 2014 to July 2017);
  • Education Specialist, Higher Education; Commonwealth of Learning, Vancouver, Canada (February 2011 to January 2014);
  • Professor of Management, School of Management Studies, IGNOU, New Delhi (March 1996 to January 2011), Director, Centre for Graduate Studies,Wawasan Open University, Malaysia (August 2007 to July 2009);
  • Professor, School of Business and Administration Wawasan Open University, Malaysia (January 2007 to July 2007);
  • Director, National Centre for Innovation in Distance Education, IGNOU (December 2006 to 2007);
  • Director I/c Planning & Development Division, IGNOU (additional charge) (March 2006 to December 2006);
  • Chairperson, Public Information Unit, IGNOU (additional charge) (April 2004 to December 2006);
  • Director, Electronic Media Production Centre, IGNOU (additional charge) (September 2003 to June 2004 and again from July 2005 – December 2005);
  • Senior Coordinator, Project on Management Education though Interactive Delivery Systems, IGNOU (additional charge) (1998 to 2002);
  • Director, School of Management Studies, Indira Gandhi National Open University, New Delhi (August 1996 to August 1999);
  • Reader, School of Management Studies, Indira Gandhi National Open University, New Delhi (September 1988 to March 1996);
  • Associate Professor, Faculty of Commerce & Management, University of Jodhpur (Rajasthan), India (Joint on 16th February 1987 and continued till August 1988);
  • Assistant Professor, Faculty of Commerce & Management, Jodhpur University, Jodhpur, Rajasthan, India. Joined on 18th January 1979 and continued till 16th February 1987 and then left to join as Associate Professor in the same organization;
  • Research Fellow, Faculty of Commerce & Management, Jodhpur University, Jodhpur. Joined on 17th July 1978 and continued till 21st January 1979 and then left to join as Assistant Professor in the same organization;
  • Director, Institute of Productivity and Management at Meerut, India (8th August 1985 to 5th April 1986);

To add a few more feathers to her academic and administrative journey, she specializes in Marketing Management, Marketing Strategy, Entrepreneurship and Small Business Management, Consumer Behaviour, Marketing Research, Advertising, Sales and Distribution, Marketing of Services, Rural Marketing, Business Environment, International Marketing, Management in Organizations, Consumer behaviour, Marketing of Financial services and the list goes on.

She was awarded the Indira Gandhi Priyadarshini Award in the year 1998, based on distinguished academic publications, teaching excellence and extensive professional contributions to the community and contribution to the field of education.

Objectives to Strive for

The University strives for the following qualities:

  • To impart quality management education.
  • To develop innovative professionals with 21st-century competencies, responsible researchers and entrepreneurs.
  • To develop state-of-the-art human capital for the sustainable development of society.

Programme Educational Objectives

The following are its educational objectives:

  • To attain managerial positions in organizations.
  • To develop innovative and sustainable solutions for accomplishing dynamic socio-economic needs.
  • To encourage usable research solutions for the growth of industry and society.
  • To inculcate and utilize entrepreneurial spirit in professional life.

Building a Different Brand

The University always strives to be the best among already established private universities in Jharkhand by planning and executing the strategies to create a niche by fulfilling all possible administrative and academic mandates as per the UGC & AICTE requirements. After inaugurating the academic programme in 2017, University has already planned and applied for necessary accreditation as per the UGC and AICTE guidelines.

University has also envisaged and complied with the specific requirements of other standardized regulating bodies and received the following approvals as per the standardized mandate:

  • Pharmacy Council of India
  • Bar Council of India
  • State Nursing Council.

The result of the above is that the Faculty of Pharmacy, Faculty of legal studies and Faculty of Nursing are now running successfully under the umbrella of Usha Martin University.

The student’s enrolments have gone up aforesaid and other programmes as well and also expected to grow manifold in future. Particularly, the Faculty of IT and CS and Faculty of Business Management & Commerce offered Programmes enrolments have gone almost doubled in the previous year.