Jalandhar May 29 (Jaswinder Singh Azad)- Jalandhar-based DAV University has been honoured with the prestigious Excellence in Serving for Social Causes in Rural Areas award. The accolade was presented to the university by the Associated Chambers of Commerce and Industry of India (ASSOCHAM) National Council on Education at the 16th International Education Leadership and Skill Development Summit held in New Delhi.
The award was given away in the luminous presence of Prof. Anil Sahasrabudhe, chairman,National Assessment and Accreditation Council(NAAC) and National Bureau of Accreditation (NBA), Dr. Pankaj Mittal, Secretary General, Association of Indian Universities (AIU), and Dr. Vinay Sahasrabuddhe, President, Indian Council for Cultural Relations (ICCR).
DAV University was recognized for its outstanding initiatives aimed at uplifting the SC community, carried out in collaboration with the Punjab State Council for Science and Technology and the Department of Science and Technology, Government of India. The university embarked on this project in partnership with NIT Jalandhar.
The award also acknowledged DAV University’s commitment to identifying and addressing various issues
The award also acknowledged DAV University’s commitment to identifying and addressing various issues within the adopted villages surrounding its campus. These issues encompassed livelihood frameworks, educational qualifications, healthcare facilities, occupational hazards, and agricultural technology. The university was commended for its rural development projects that focused on empowering women and making them self-sufficient. The ICICI Foundation collaborated with DAV University in establishing these programmes.
Expressing happiness, Dr.Punam Suri, the chancellor of DAV University, emphasized the institution’s dedication to social and community upliftment. He called upon other educational institutions to draw inspiration from DAV University’s efforts and contribute to the nation-building endeavour.
Dr. J Kackria, Director, DAV University, attributed the achievement to the commitment and leadership demonstrated by the Vice Chancellor, faculty members and staff.
Vice-Chancellor Dr. Manoj Kumar highlighted how DAV University has integrated community service into its curriculum
Vice-Chancellor Dr. Manoj Kumar highlighted how DAV University has integrated community service into its curriculum, aligning with the National Education Policy (NEP) 2020. He emphasized that the award and the summit provided a roadmap for further enhancing the quality of education at the university.
Mr. Rajan Gupta, the Executive Director of DAV University, and Dr. K N Kaul, the Registrar, also extended their congratulations to the faculty, staff, and students of DAV University for this remarkable achievement.