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My Vision is to Brand Galgotias University as the Preferred Choice for Brilliant Students

Suneel Galgotia, Chancellor, Galgotias University, Greater Noida shares his vision in a conversation with Devika Bhattacharya of Education Post

Education Post03 June 2022 05:45

My Vision is to Brand Galgotias University as the Preferred Choice for Brilliant Students

It is a pleasure to see the success of Galgotias University. What was the idea behind setting up the university?

A university should be about thinking, learning, and developing future nation builders. I am extremely pleased to let you know that Galgotias University has within a short span of time set new benchmarks in education excellence and is attracting brilliant students and school toppers from across India. My vision is to brand Galgotias University as the preferred choice for brilliant students seeking world-class affordable education and do path-breaking research for the benefit of mankind.

Towards this, I am putting together brilliant minds from across the world – including distinguished faculty, social psychologists, and industry experts who’ll work together with me to realise the vision of making Galgotias University amongst the top 100 universities of the world.

A university’s reputation is known by its ranking in prestigious surveys. Where does Galgotias University stand in this regard?
 

Since inception we have kept excellence as a common denominator in everything we do. Galgotias has been ranked in the EXCELLENT category in the AIIRA rankings and also amongst the top universities in NIRF rankings. Galgotias University has also achieved the 12B status and is in process of Getting the NAAC accreditation. We are amongst the youngest universities to get NBA accreditation as well for our core branches.

That’s why we have achieved top rankings in various surveys, sometimes even ahead of several well-established names in education. Galgotias has very recently been ranked amongst the top universities by India Today. Previously too, Galgotias University has been ranked among the top institutions of India by leading media surveys including the prestigious NIRF ranking. Galgotias University has also been awarded for excellence in academics and placement by Honourble Shri Narendra Modi at Dataquest Cybermedia ICT Awards. Galgotias has been consistently ranked amongst the top in both government and private rankings year on year.

In Under a Decade, Galgotias University has grow into one of the leading universities of the world. Can you share 3 reasons for this success?

SETTING BENCHMARKS: NBA ACCREDITATION and TOP NIRF RANKING.

Galgotias University recently became one of youngest university and amongst one of the very few private universities in the country to get accreditation for 3 of its programs by National Board of Accreditation (NBA). The expert committee of NBA had visited the Galgotias University and assessed the programs through a rigorous assessment process, and then finally the NBA approved the accreditation. This accreditation clearly indicates the commitment to excellence and plays a vital role in facilitating constant quality improvement in higher learning institutes. Galgotias University has carved a niche for itself as one of the leading and amongst the most sought after universities of our country. The National Institute Ranking Framework (NIRF) under the Ministry of HRD has also ranked Galgotias University amongst the top in the country.

Placements are an important aspect in the growth of any university and the students prefer universities with a strong placement record. Galgotias University is one such university where Amazon has hired several students for internships which can be converted to full placements at a package of Rs 30.25 lack. Besides this Infosys, Wipro, Cognizant, Tech-Mahindra are regular recruiters which further strengthen the placements of this university. Students of Galgotias have also justified these efforts of the university in terms of grabbing top job offers during campus placements. Some of the most noted alumni that have graduated from Galgotias and are now leading top global companies such as Microsoft in the Silicon Valley.

Over the years, Galgotias University has been conferred with the several academic excellence and top placement awards and this has been consistent with the vision of providing the highest standard of quality education. Times Engineering Institute Survey and No.1 in Uttar Pradesh amongst Engineering Institutes by a prestigious survey conducted by a leading media house ranked Galgotias University No. 1 in Best emerging institute category in India. It has also been bestowed upon the recognition by India’s apex trade body ASSOCHAM for being the ‘Best Private University for Placement & Academics’. Galgotias University has also received the India Excellence. It is also among a handful of Indian Universities that have been conferred by QS, the world’s leading university ranking organisation, with 5 Stars – the top ranking, for teaching and facilities.

How focused is your university on research and innovation?
At Galgotias University, we know that research has a lasting impact on lives, culture, industry, and society. Towards this end, we are committed to create innovative, grounded, and enduring solutions to some of the biggest issues facing mankind. We are building a unique research-focused infrastructure that’ll help researchers, scientists, and students do basic, applied, and commercial research.

Galgotias Centre for Technology Innovation & Incubation (GCTII) has been established in association with MSME Ministry, Govt. of India to foster an environment to transform innovative skills & business ideas and produce a pool of proficient startups. Our students have received grants and have created several startups which are now making a mark in the industry.

How do you aim to make Galgotias students globally competitive?
Our aim is to make Galgotias Univesity amongst the top 100 universities in the world. We are always seeking out opportunities to create and implement various kinds of scholarly and cultural exchange programs for the students via MOUs with well-known foreign universities and educational institutes. These alliances offer faculty, students, and researchers at both institutions with opportunities for international collaboration and active involvement in multi-disciplinary projects at a global level.

What has been the placement record of Galgotias University?
Galgotias has been known amongst students and parents for its placements. Our Alumni have been working in various sectors across industries and have secured super dream packages and top positions.

MNCs and leading corporates like Infosys, Tech Mahindra, Cognizant, Wipro, TCS, NIIT, Vodafone, Aditya Birla Group, BMW, Airtel, Citibank, HCL and 600 others are always looking to hire brilliant Galgotians because of the complete integration between academic teaching and industrial training. This year Galgotias University students enjoyed record-breaking 98% placement with Cognizant, Infosys, Wipro and Tech Mahindra.

Looking ahead, what are your future plans?
While I am putting all my energy and commitment to uphold the high-quality standards at Galgotias University, I am also focusing on building new research & innovation centres and collaborating with leading corporates to develop industry-ready professionals.

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