education for all, so that we may
fortify the backbone of the nation.
Disseminate ‘inclusive education’ to
reach the unreached.
Advocate a wholesome symbiosis of
the indigenous and the global scene.
Uphold a strongly grounded holistic
worldview of the higher education.
Create a niche of its own.
University is quintessentially
conceived as an avant-garde premier
University of the new millennium
which calls for a world-ethos-driven
higher education agenda. It is
indeed an uphill task at this point
of time to develop an exemplary
academic institution with a pan-
Indian perspective which should be
optimally wedded to a global vision.
We are now in the process of
reinventing and of redefining higher
education in a pronouncedly
globalised context. But the vision
of a new University, needless to
say, emanates to a great extent,
from the needs of the context, from
the needs of the region. Therefore,
the vision basically underpins a
holistic balance between the region
and the globe.
At this nascent phase we need to
answer a few crucial questions while
drawing the vision map of the
University. If the University
aspires to standout in the global
scene to what extent should we cater
to the indigenous needs? How should
we go about erasing the invariable
divide between the rural and the
urban needs, between the needs of
home and the needs overseas? To what
extent should we emphasise the need
to create skilled workforces to fill
in the bottom of the pyramid? If
research is the flagship identity of
the University what would be the
viable way to foster, nurture and
inculcate a research culture from
the very birth of the University?
How do we sow the seeds of quality
culture in every sphere of a new
academic institution? What sort of
academic reforms and innovations
should we initiate at the very
beginning? Is wider access a
deterrent to quality?