Shoolini University Announces Harvard Model Research Programme for UG Courses

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Shoolini University has become the first university in the country to offer research programmes at an undergraduate level in professional courses. It will also be the first university in North India to start this job-oriented programme in Yoga.

The University which happens to be India’s 1st Biotech University with a proven high-impact research model, today announced that students will have the advantage of taking up research from first year onwards.

Prof. P.K. Khosla, Vice Chancellor, Shoolini University, said, “It will be possible under a unique undergraduate (B.Tech.) programme in Biotechnology where selected students have the opportunity to pursue the Summit Research Program. This programme, which is based on the Harvard and Stanford model, provides first-hand exposure to high quality research in state-of-the-art global research environments, experience with writing and publishing papers, and personal interaction with acclaimed research practitioners/experts from around the world. The Summit Research Program is fully integrated with the regular engineering curriculum.

He said, “The University is committed to seek the best candidates without limitations of their financial backgrounds. University provides support, even up to full scholarship, based on each individual’s specific financial need. If you are passionate about research and life-sciences, the University will ensure that your finances do not come in your way of joining our programme.”

Yoga has been introduced keeping in view the importance being given to Yoga in India and abroad. The programme will be mentored by Prof. P.K.Khosla who is a Transcendental Yoga practitioner for over two decades now. The programme has been started keeping in mind the fact that every school, college, university, hotel, resort and hospital, etc. will employ yoga teachers both in India and abroad. The programme holds great job opportunities.

The University also announced unique and skill-driven programmes in eight new fields, which includes the Summit Research Program and Yoga, which would be mentored by leading professionals with top industry leaders forming the Visiting Faculty. Students would be given practical training to prepare them for job opportunities with top companies.

Prof. Khosla said, “The framework of these truly distinctive job-oriented courses has been designed to compete with the top schools of the country. These courses will have best-in-class full-time and visiting faculty, and mentors to provide a truly enriching learning experience.”

The new courses besides Summit Research Program for B.Tech (Biotechnology including Food Technology), include Legal Studies: BA LLB (5 years) and LLB (Hons) of 3 years; Journalism: Young Journalist PG Programme (11 months); Management: PG Diploma in Business Management (12 months); Agriculture: Four years B Sc (Hons); Yoga: Three years B Sc; Hotel Management:  B Sc Hospitality and Hotel Administration (3 years); Pharmacy: Two years B Pharmacy (Practice).

BA LLB&LLB (Hons ) programme will be at par with the National School of Law supported by living case histories by top legal luminaries of the country.

Young Journalist PG Programme in Digital Journalism is designed at imparting practical experience to budding journalists and would be mentored by Mr. Vipin Pubby, a nationally acclaimed journalist, who served as Editor of the Indian Express for 18 years and an experience in journalism spread over 37 years.

PG Diploma in Business Management  will be a year-long programme especially designed on the lines of the Indian School of Business (ISB) for working professionals. The programme will be mentored by Prof. Atul Khosla, an eminent Senior Executive with an illustrious career in the corporate sector. With B.Tech from IIT Kanpur and MBA from JBIMS Mumbai, Prof. Atul has worked as a management consultant for over 19 years and served clients in North America, Europe, Asia, Australia and India. He has held senior position with some of the world’s leading consultants like McKinsey and Company USA, Everest Group (world’s leading outsourcing advisory), Towers Watson, Oliver Wyman and Financial Services at a-connect ag. Switzerland. Prof. Atul was the founding project manager and helped conceptualize the Indian School of Business (ISB), Hyderabad.

Dr. R.S.Paroda, former Director General of the Indian Council for Agricultural Research and Secretary Department of Agricultural Research and Education, GOI, will be the  Agriculture BSc (Hons) programme mentor.

B Sc Hospitality and Hotel Administration programme has been instituted as per the norms of National Council for Hotel Management and Catering Technology, under the Ministry of Tourism, GOI. The programme will be mentored by Pratip Majumdar, in association with the managers of country’s top Hotel chain of Hotels with huge job opportunities.

Two years B.Pharmacy (Practice) programme is especially designed for diploma holders working in chemist shops or elsewhere to earn B.Pharma degree enabling them to improve their professional skill. This Pharmacy Council of India approved course, would be mentored by Koushik Das Sharma, who holds a doctorate from Indian Institute of Science (IISc).

Shoolini University is the winner of 10 National awards in the fields of technology and engineering. The 200-member strong faculty from leading US and UK Universities offer multi-disciplinary learning, opening a wide range of job opportunities in industry and research organisations to students. Shoolini University has 46 patents, both Indian and International patents, to its credit, which happens to be the highest number of patents in the region.

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