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The Ahmedabad University (AU) plans to start 10 institutions to accommodate 21,970 students in the next 10 years. The university will be spending 500 crore to establish required infrastructure.
AU has planned to set up a School of Humanities and Liberal Arts as well as a School of Science and Technology. There will be four sub schools under it including School of Life Sciences, Physical Sciences, Information and Communication Technology and Engineering Technology by next year. Each of these schools will offer undergraduate, postgraduate and doctoral programmes. AU was established by Ahmedabad Education Society in July 2009. Currently AES has 10 colleges, out if which 5 are grant-in-aid colleges and the rest are self-financed colleges Chairman of the varsities management board Prafull Anubhai said, We will be enrolling 15,890 students in diploma and undergraduate programs, while 5,500 students will be able pursue their maters degrees with us. 350 students will be registered for the doctoral programmes as well. In line with the growth in the number of students, the number of the faculty members will also increase in the university from 193 in the first year to around 1,000 in the next 10 years. The university setting these schools on 250 acres of land. However the university will not be using its corpus fund of 150 crore for the infrastructure but raise the fund through donations. We have already collected around Rs 40 crore of donations in the last two years, said Anubhai. AUs maiden convocation AU will be hosting its first convocation on July 18. The convocation will have the chairman of Infosys N. R. Narayana Murthy as its chief guest, who will confer the degrees on 110 MBA students and 8 BBA students. These students comprise the first batch of graduates from the university.
Courtesy: Times of India
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