Ambedkar University Delhi

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Ambedkar University Delhi
भारत रत्न डॉक्टर बी. आर. अम्बेडकर विश्वविद्यालय
Ambedkar university logo.jpg
The University logo with a Bodhi tree motif
Established 2007
Type Public
Chancellor Najeeb Jung
Vice-Chancellor Shyam B. Menon
Academic staff 77
Undergraduates 160
Postgraduates 300
Location Delhi, India
Coordinates: 28°39′51″N 77°13′57″E / 28.66417°N 77.23250°E / 28.66417; 77.23250
Campus Urban
16 acres (Kashmere Gate campus)
110 acres (Dheerpur campus - planned)
Nickname AUD
Affiliations University Grants Commission
Website aud.ac.in
AUD Header.jpg

Bharat Ratna Dr. B. R. Ambedkar University, or in short Ambedkar University Delhi #AUD# was established by the Government of the ##NCT of Delhi## through an Act of the Delhi Legislature# The University began functioning in August 2008# It is a Unitary non-affiliating University whose main focus is on undergraduate and postgraduate studies and on research in the ##Humanities## and the ##Social Sciences### It is completely funded by the State Government of the NCT of Delhi#[1]The University is now declared eligible to receive Central Government Assistance# [2]


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The AUD logo has a tree as the central motif# A tree is an organic system: it is rooted and stands for firmness, poise, dignity, refuge, wisdom and a yearning to reach out to the sky#

But this tree is not just any tree# The particular tree in the logo is a faithful adaptation of the Bodhi tree depicted on a panel in the iconic ##Sanchi Stupa## complex, which is considered an emblematic architecture of Buddhism and dates back to Emperor ##Asoka##’s time# The Bodhi tree symbolizes enlightenment# The choice of the Bodhi tree as the central element of the AUD logo is in recognition of Dr ##B# R# Ambedkar|Ambedkar##’s own association with ##Buddhism## as a symbol of liberation# In that sense the tree in the AUD logo is both a sign of rootedness and of enlightenment# Superimposed on the ##Bodhi tree## motif is a stylised version of a diamond shaped configuration of the letters A, U and D which takes advantage of their unusual rotation symmetry# Liberation through enlightenment is the goal and foundational ethic of AUD and the logo embodies it completely# [3]

Campuses[edit]

AUD presently located at ##Kashmere Gate #Delhi#|Kashmere Gate## in Delhi, and is currently developing its second campus# The Kashmere Gate campus is housed in the erstwhile ##Guru Gobind Singh Indraprastha University|Indraprastha University## campus, along with ##Indira Gandhi Institute of Technology #Delhi#|Indira Gandhi Institute of Technology### The historical campus originally built for ##Delhi College of Engineering## also houses the 300 year old ##Dara Shikoh## library# It is located close to the ##Delhi Vidhan Sabha##, ##Old Delhi Railway Station##, ##St# James' Church, Delhi|St# James' Church## and ##Red Fort### It is accessible by the red and the yellow line of Delhi Metro# It is a five minutes walk from the ##Kashmere Gate metro station|Kashmere Gate Metro# ##The Campus has good infrastructure in terms of AV facility in classrooms, well-stocked library, reading rooms, online journals, wi-fi connection and computer labs#

The University is developing its new campus in Dheerpur in North Delhi#[4] The 110 acre campus will include a 60 acre biodiversity park to conserve the wetlands# The future campus is planned to be energy-efficient, ecologically-frugal and disabled-friendly# It will include academic, residential, recreational and social facilities for students and staff# [5]

Schools[edit]

  • School of Undergraduate Studies
  • School of Development Studies
  • School of Human Ecology
  • School of Human Studies
  • School of Culture and Creative Expressions
  • School of Design
  • School of Business, Public Policy and Social Entrepreneurship
  • School of Educational Studies
  • School of Law, Governance and Citizenship
  • School of Liberal Studies

Centres[edit]

  • Centre for Community Knowledge
  • Centre for Leadership and Change
  • Centre for Social Science Research Methods
  • Centre for Early Childhood Education and Development
  • Centre for Engaged Spiritualities and Peace Building
  • Centre for Social Applications of Mathematics

References[edit]

  1. ^ "About AUD". Retrieved 2011-02-17. 
  2. ^ "Ambedkar University, Delhi". Retrieved 2013-01-17. 
  3. ^ "logo, Ambedkar University, Delhi". Retrieved 2012-07-06. 
  4. ^ "AUD New Campus". Retrieved 2012-02-27. 
  5. ^ "Ambedkar University, Delhi". Retrieved 2011-02-17.