Education systems should be dynamic in order to keep pace with the changing scientific, industrial and social patterns. To acclimatise our faculty and students with changing trends, JAIN is working in close collaboration with some of the leading national and international bodies.
2018 was a year of resounding success for JAIN. The ‘graded autonomy’ status awarded by the UGC crowned a year, which included approval for the University to offer distance learning programmes in the ODL mode; Padma Shri Award for Vidvan R N Thyagarajan, a Visiting Faculty at the University; and a collaboration with Gartner’s Inc., a world leader in research and consulting.
We opened a brand new campus, replete with state-of-the-art facilities for teaching, learning and research in the heart of Bengaluru and upgraded our existing infrastructure. Our commitment to enrich the environment for research and development was reinforced as the University released a number of grants for research scholars and departmental research projects in 2018. To add feather to our caps, we also attracted prestigious research projects.
We matched our pace with the latest developments in higher education around the world. We boosted digitisation of education and strengthened our learning platforms based on technology with the launch of JUx. We also laid the foundation for several multidisciplinary and interdisciplinary research projects and programmes in the field of humanities and social sciences.
Education systems should be dynamic in order to keep pace with the changing scientific, industrial and social patterns. To acclimatise our faculty and students with changing trends, JAIN is working in close collaboration with some of the leading national and international bodies. A few prominent collaborations forged in the year 2018 include tie-ups with Yunus Social Business Centre, headquartered in Germany and National Institute for Animal Nutrition and Physiology (NIANP), Bengaluru. These collaborations are facilitating social entrepreneurship, and intellectual and cultural exposure for our faculty and students.
The last year brought us success on several fronts but we are hardly the ones to sit on our laurels. We are approaching 2019 with plans to launch several innovative courses that will encourage students to develop critical thinking and hone their skills through application based learning. We will continue to evolve according to the changing needs of students and society.
A very Happy New Year to all of you! I hope 2019 brings you fulfillment, happiness and peace.
Dr. N Sundararajan