Union Education Minister Dharmendra Pradhan hails the unique learning environment of Ahmedabad University
Ahmedabad, Gujarat, India (NewsSee) Honorable Minister of Education, Skills Development and Entrepreneurship, Government of India, Shri Dharmendra Pradhan visited University of Ahmedabad on May 31, 2022 accompanied by Minister of Education, Higher and Technical Education, Science and Technology, Government of Gujarat, Shri Jitendra Vaghani. Shri Pradhan interacted with the professors to understand the strategy of the University and especially its unique learning environment. Shri Sanjay Lalbhai, Chancellor and Chairman of the Board of Governors, and Shri Sudhir Mehta, Member of the Board of Governors of Ahmedabad University, were present at the meeting.
Professor Pankaj Chandra, Vice-Chancellor, explained to the Honorable Minister how the University is reinventing the classroom by addressing the complex challenges facing society as a whole through interdisciplinarity, experiential learning and thinking about research. He mentioned that creating intersections between arts, sciences and professions is an essential part of an education in Ahmedabad as it provides a young student with better skills and prospects. Shri Pradhan commended the efforts of the university management to create a vibrant campus with a unique learning process centered on promoting holistic interdisciplinary learning, pursuing research and innovation and encouraging of entrepreneurship through start-up accelerators in line with the National Education Policy (NEP) 2020.
Commending the University’s efforts to provide inclusive education, the Honorable Minister encouraged Ahmedabad University to strengthen social science research, develop innovative instruments to bring education to the less empowered and prepare students in the future of work.
About University of Ahmedabad Ahmedabad University is a leading private, non-profit research university offering students a liberal education with a focus on interdisciplinary learning and research thinking. The University, established in 2009, is rooted in the vision of one of India’s finest educational foundations, the Ahmedabad Education Society, which was founded in 1935 by nationalist leaders. The University’s programs range from bachelor’s to doctoral degrees in the humanities and social sciences, natural sciences, engineering and management through its ten schools and centers: Amrut Mody School of Management | School of Arts and Sciences | School of Engineering and Applied Science | Wealth Management Center | Venture Studio | Center for the Future of Learning | World Center for Environment and Energy | Inter-Asian Research Center | Ahmedabad Design Lab | International Center for Space and Cosmology.
Urban University, Ahmedabad promotes independence of mind and diversity in all dimensions of its activity and helps students to become critical thinkers with analytical, practical orientation and context-aware global citizens. The University provides a contemporary educational framework that brings together the liberal arts, sciences and professions to engage in the creation of new knowledge to address the complex challenges of society and offer majors that merge the boundaries of disciplines to prepare new economy students.
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