It gives me great pride and immense pleasure to be a part of Dr.Babasaheb Ambedkar Marathwada University, Aurangabad to welcome students in the corridors of Knowledge to meet the challenges of the 21st century. I consider that you students will be fortunate to get a quality education under the mentorship of worthy Professors at Dr.Babasaheb Ambedkar Marathwada University which was established on August 23, 1958, primarily on the initiative of Dr.Babasaheb Ambedkar so as to fill the huge lacuna of higher education facilities in Marathwada, Western Vidarbha, and North Maharashtra region.
I am happy to share that the university is reaccredited for the 3rd cycle with A Grade by NAAC, Bangalore and ranked 69th in the category of Public Universities by NIRF 2020 of the Ministry of MHRD, Govt. of India.
Amidst rapid demands of constant change put forth by the CoVID19 pandemic conditions and the global economic conditions, the higher education sector in India is going through its transformation stage. It has brought a tremendous pressure on the need for human resources to keep up to the momentum and pace of change and growth. The challenge then to the higher education system in the country is to create a skilled resource of the young population it has, to unleash their potential to take on the baton of change and growth. In turn, the University is pledged to play its key role in aiding to give impetus to provide adequate and high quality education system.
Of foremost concerns of this region is just not the quantitative growth, but to also ensure that the students are equipped with 21st century skills for the new age enterprises and to play lead roles in sophisticated ways of conduct of business. In order to achieve this, it is imperative that we have focused on excellence with social commitment and employability. Upon these platforms, a strong system is made available that takes care of needs of scale and maintenance of quality. With a robust system in place, Dr.Babasaheb Ambedkar Marathwada University has a focus on being more learner-centric, be oriented to conduct and gain knowledge through research, and be in pursuit of constant improvements in quality.
The university has been imparting quality education through outcome and value based education system which is witnessed with a huge number of publications in the SCI and high impact factor journals. The faculty members have also raised the standards of teaching and research and are getting well equipped through development of e content for delivery in this difficult times the world is going along, incorporating MOOC courses, chiefly NPTEL & SWAYAM in their classroom teaching. The multi-disciplinary approach of our curriculum, focuses on experiential learning, leveraging of ICT for better content delivery, and provisions for sports and extracurricular activities which are integral components of the learning process.
The university organizes various educational festivals and events which provide a variety of platforms to the students, and inculcate the skills of leadership in them, while showing them the importance of collaboration and teamwork. Dr. Babasaheb Ambedkar Marathwada University offers fellowships/ scholarships to students. No doubt that the campus is abode of cleanliness, meditative tranquility and natural harmony. The lush green, beautifully and naturally landscaped campus is equipped with facilities that make campus life highly enjoyable.
It is my firm belief that harmonious development of the society can be achieved by enlightenment of the individual heart, mind and soul. This has become a pre-requisite in today’s fast changing world where material gains have outplaced basic human values. I am of the firm opinion that education being a powerful instrument of socio-economic change can transform the attitude, thinking and life style of the people and society. Knowledge gained by individuals makes them more flexible in their thinking and decision making thereby making the mother earth a healthier place to live.
On behalf of the University Community I am inviting the parents and students to explore our offerings in the pages that follow. The University stands for humanism, tolerance, reason, adventure of ideas and the search of truth. I also welcome the educationists and researchers in translating their experiences and expertise to motivate the young minds in building up knowledge and leadership for the service of the Nation. I extend my best wishes to all the aspirants and assure that under the mentor-ship of dedicated faculty of this prestigious University they shall be able to take full advantage of opportunities offered to them.
Prof. (Dr.) Pramod G. Yeole