Ambedkar University Delhi

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Ambedkar University Delhi
Ambedkar university logo.jpg
The University logo with a Bodhi tree motif
Former name
Bharat Ratna Dr. B. R. Ambedkar University
Type Public
Established 2007
Chancellor Anil Baijal
Vice-Chancellor Shyam B. Menon
Academic staff
199 (as on 31 March 2014)
Students 1438 (as on 31 March 2014)
Undergraduates 546 (as on 31 March 2014)
Postgraduates 795 (as on 31 March 2014)
97 (as on 31 March 2014)
Location Delhi, India
Coordinates: 28°39′51″N 77°13′57″E / 28.66417°N 77.23250°E / 28.66417; 77.23250
Campus Urban
Old Delhi (Kashmere Gate campus) - 16 acres
West Delhi (Karampura campus)
North Delhi (Dheerpur campus - under construction) - 110 acres
North-West Delhi (Rohini campus)
Nickname AUD
Affiliations University Grants Commission, Association of Indian Universities
Website aud.ac.in

Ambedkar University Delhi (AUD), formerly Bharat Ratna Dr. B. R. Ambedkar University, 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] The university has been graded 'A' by National Assessment and Accreditation Council.[3]

Campuses[edit]

AUD is a multi-campus University with planned facilities across the city. AUD presently has two campuses - in Kashmere Gate and in Karampura, where 40 undergraduate, postgraduate and research programmes are currently on offer.

The Kashmere Gate campus is housed in the erstwhile Guru Gobind Singh Indraprastha University campus, along with Indira Gandhi Delhi Technical University. 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 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.

The Directorate of Higher Education, Government of the NCT of Delhi is in the process of handing over the old campus of Deen Dayal Upadhyaya College of University of Delhi in the Karampura area of West Delhi to AUD. Deen Dayal Upadhyaya College will move to its new campus in Dwarka.[4]

Future plans[edit]

The University is developing two new campuses in Rohini Sector 3 and in Dheerpur. These campuses will be ready by 2020.[5] The 110 acre Dheerpur 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.[6]

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
  • School of Vocational Studies

Centres[edit]

  • Centre for Community Knowledge
  • Centre for Development Practice
  • Centre for Social Science Research Methods
  • Centre for Early Childhood Education and Development
  • Centre for Psychotherapy and Clinical Research
  • Centre for Urban Ecology and Sustainability
  • AUD Centre for Incubation, Innovation and Entrepreneurship

References[edit]

  1. ^ "About AUD". Retrieved 2011-02-17. 
  2. ^ "Ambedkar University, Delhi" (PDF). Retrieved 2013-01-17. 
  3. ^ "NAAC acrreditation Certificate" (PDF). Retrieved 2015-05-17. 
  4. ^ "Admission to Karampura Campus" (PDF). Retrieved 2016-05-20. 
  5. ^ "AUD New Campus". Retrieved 2012-02-27. 
  6. ^ "Ambedkar University, Delhi". Retrieved 2011-02-17.