Mody University of Science & Technology
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|मोदी प्रौद्योगिकी तथा विज्ञान संस्थान|
Motto in English
|To be a University of professional learning comparable with the best in the world, with special commitment to women's education and cultural heritage of India|
|Chancellor||R. P. Mody|
|Vice-Chancellor||Prof. Dr. Vishwanath Prasad|
|Dean||Prof. J.V. Desai(FET),
Prof. Jagdish Luthra(FASC),
Prof. Ch. S. Durga Prasad (FMS),
Satish C. Shastri(FOL)
|Location||Laxmangarh, Sikar, Rajasthan, India
|Campus||Urban, 265 acres (1.07 km2)|
Located in the midst of swathes of desert, Mody University has established itself as a serene snuggery of scientific education for young women. Established in 1998 by Mr R.P. Mody, an industrialist and philanthropist, with a view to promote women education, Mody University has carved out a niche for itself over the years for its holistic approach to education, state-of-the-art campus, eminent faculties, tranquil ambience and a fetching fusion of modern outlook and fundamental human values.
With 96 species of birds, 14 fountains, 12,000 trees of 300 species, swanky academic buildings, ornate dining hall, top-of-the-line student hostels, magnificent meditation hall and Tapovan, hundreds of ‘Shila-Lekhs’ with inspiring quotes, and one of the best (to be completed soon) auditoriums in the state of Rajasthan, Mody University stands out as a glistening goblet of grandeur and gravitas.
The fact that India Today (July 2014) ranks it among the top 45 Universities in India and one of the only four women universities speaks volumes about its glowing eminence and prestige. In an age where women are rubbing shoulders with men in highly competitive and cosmopolitan corporate world, Mody University is a beacon of brilliance for young women injecting the wherewithal, steadfast resolve, analytical perspective and professional finesse to excel in their chosen professions.
The admission is based on JEE-MAIN All India Rank/ State level Engineering Entrance Test / MUST Engineering Entrance Test for those who apply to MUST to get admission in the Bachelor of Technology program of the Faculty of Engineering & Technology. Other faculties of the MUST have their own test.
The institute offers undergraduate programs leading to a Bachelor of Technology, Bachelor of Arts, Bachelor of Commerce, Bachelor of Science degree and postgraduate programs leading to Master of Technology, Master of Arts, Master of Commerce, Master of Science degree.
At present, Mody University has six faculties. Each faculty has its own administration structure with the Head of the faculty at the top of it. Faculties include:
- College of Arts, Science and Humanities (CASH)
- College of Engineering and Technology (CET)
- College of Law and Governance (CLG)
- College of Business Management, Economics and Commerce (COBMEC)
- College of Fashion Design and Merchandising (CFDM)
- College of Architecture and Design (CAD)
The campus is spread over an area of over 265 acres (1.07 km2) full of greenery with a wide variety of trees and other plants. Drive through any of the three massive gates, you will usher yourself into a gigantic campus with 69 buildings covering an area of approximately 12 lacs sq. ft. The whole campus has been beautifully landscaped with waterfalls, fountains, orchards, lawns, forests and a water body, literally transforming the Shekhawati belt of the Thar desert into an oasis. In a latest survey 96 species of birds (certified by Ornithologist from WWF-India) and 16 species of butterflies (certified by Lepidopterists from WWF-India) have been identified. Its semi rural location is quiet and peaceful, indeed ideal for academic pursuits, close to the nature in its totally pollution-free environment and far away from the hustle-n-bustle of city pollution.
Mody University provides on-campus residential facilities to its students, research scholars, faculty members and many of its staff.
The institute provides excellent sports facilities for indoor as well as outdoor games. Sport facilities includes yoga, equestrian, running tracks, pole vault, high jump, long and triple jump, tennis court, cricket, hockey, football, volleyball, basketball, badminton, table tennis.
Spirituality is the key to unlock the potential of human mind. It is a springboard to traverse through the occult terrains and sublimate the mystical marvels of the universe.
“Learning is the beginning of spirituality” is the underlying precept of Mody University. It is the unflinching belief of Mody University that enriching the minds and nourishing the souls of students is an inalienable part of education to ensure their academic, intellectual and spiritual evolution. Value-based education is a sturdy foundation to accomplish their professional and personal aspirations.
Situated away from the hustle and bustle of cities, Mody University is an abode of tranquillity embellished with more than 12,000 trees of diverse variety, 14 fountains and 96 species of birds. Serenity resonates through the ramparts of the sprawling campus, spread across 265 acres, providing an ethereal ambience conducive for students to imbibe spiritual sapience.
‘Tapovan’ is an exquisite edifice encompassing a ‘Yagna-Shala’, a ‘Meditation Hall’, and a ‘Temple’. It is spread over 8 acres and is truly a ‘sanctum sanctorum’ of spirituality. At ‘Yagna-Shala’, 7 different kinds of Yagnas are performed from 6 a.m. to 7 a.m.; each for the seven days of the week. The majestic temple remains open from 5 a.m. to 11 a.m. and from 5 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. The grand celebrations are organised on the occasions of Ram Navmi, Janmashtami, Diwali, and other major festivals. They are attended by students, faculties, and people working at Mody University.
The vast Meditation Hall, with a sitting arrangement for around 200 people, is open for everyone who wishes to indulge in mediation and deep rumination. The classes for Yoga are also a regular feature. During the weekend, the eminently enlightening documentaries are broadcast enshrining the various aspects of spirituality, nature, and social issues.
In addition, there are an array of ‘Shila-Lekhs’ on which ancient and profound thoughts, dripping with wisdom, of noted philosophers and scholars are inscribed. The whole experience of being in the ‘Tapovan’ complex is delightfully divine. One feels an intrinsic sense of fulfilment and an uprush of beatific bliss. The spiritual hub – ‘Tapovan’ - is an idyllic getaway to unwind from the rigours of academic life.
The wholesome academic curriculum with a marked spiritual dimension ensures the holistic development of students and goes a long way in shaping them up as thoughtful, responsible and skilful future leaders. There are a couple of academic courses in Sanskrit and Vedic Astrology for students who wish to pursue higher education in this sphere. At Mody University, spirituality, much as education, is a way of life; an eternal pursuit for excellence.
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- Faculty of Arts Science & Commerce - Mody University of Science & Technology - Arts Science & Commerce Department
- Faculty of Management Sciences - Mody University of Science & Technology - Management
- Faculty of Law - Mody University of Science & Technology - Law
- Mody School - Sister organization of Mody University