Shridhar University Pilani Freshmen Welcome Prof Azhar Kazmi KFUPM Saudi Arabia Guest of Honor

For many universities in USA and Europe, freshmen welcome is as glamorous as the graduating students convocation function.
By: Shridhar University
Aug. 28, 2011 - PRLog -- When one moves out of schooling to step into college, its the freshmen welcome which eases the transition from hand holding by parents to hand shaking with friends heralding the transformation of dreamers into performers and achievers.

Pilani located in the heart of Shekhawati Rajasthan is well known in India today for the host of prestigious educational institutions as well as CSIR Laboratory CEERI apart from upcoming assembly centre for the strategically important BrahMos missiles project.

It is indeed a matter of pride that Shridhar University Pilani within a short span has attracted students not only from Rajasthan but also from various states of India which include Assam, Tripura, West Bengal, Jharkhand, Bihar, Uttar Pradesh, Delhi, Punjab, Haryana, Himachal Pradesh, Jammu & Kashmir, Maharashtra, Gujarat and Uttarakhand.

Shridhar University aims to be a top ranking institution in providing the transformational experience for the finest education and training in science, technology and arts to the next generation of independent and critical thinking scholars who will emerge as leaders and innovators in all walks of life. Towards achieving the same, the university has a rich tradition of observing various International Days to bring awareness to the enrolled students and thus prepare them for a global future.

Shridhar University incorporates the best practices followed in top ranking Universities such as Broad Based Integrated Interdisciplinary Curriculum, Semester System, Letter Grading, Continuous Internal Evaluation, Cafeteria approach to choice of electives etc.

Welcoming the newly admitted students on 17 Aug 2011, Prof BR Natarajan Pro Vice Chancellor anchored a slideshow and gave an overview of the evolution of the university, campus layout and facilities available, academic programs offered, teaching and evaluation, registration process, industry partnerships, bank loan avenues, scholarships offered, cocurricular activities, etc and introduced the senior officers and faculty members of Shridhar University.

The international Youth Day – IYD 12 Aug 2011 messages sent by the four CNN – IBN Young Indian Leaders 2011 award winners Everest conqueror Anshu Jamsenpa, HarVa Ajay Chaturved, RTI activist Prashant Dubey and Foodking Sarathbabu were flashed to the freshmen. The orientation also included salient features of engineering workshop and science laboratory safety apart from basic life support first aid principles.

To a thunderous applause Prof Natarajan introduced Guest of Honour for the function Prof Azhar Kazmi from King Fahd University of Petroleum and Minerals (KFUPM) Dhahran Saudi Arabia. Prof Kazmi did his B.E.  (Hons) Mechanical from Birla Institute of Technology and Science - BITS Pilani (1976), MBA from Rajasthan University (1979) and PhD from Kurukshetra University (1984).  His three decades of teaching include in various capacities at Aligarh Muslim University, MD University Ajmer, International Islamic University at Bangladesh and Malaysia. The widely popular Business Policy book published by Tata McGraw Hill has been authored by none other than Prof Kazmi.

Prof Kazmi beyond academics is well known for his soul stirring singing prowess and is known to several generations of BITS alumni. Prof Azhar Kazmi is closely associated with mission with passion Kala Ankur  “Where Talent search and Promotion” is a tradition founded in 1996 by a group of art-loving people of Ajmer with a strong commitment for the promotion of fine and performing arts and culture.

Prof Kazmi advised the students to make best use of the opportunities available at Shridhar University to become useful citizens for world at large and urged them to focus on communication skills, computer skills and mold themselves as excellent team players.

On behalf of the University, Prof Natarajan thanked Prof Azhar Kazmi for sparing his precious time to visit and share his wisdom for inspiring the faculty and students of Shridhar University Pilani.

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About Shridhar University: An initiative of the Sarvhit Trust, Shridhar University Pilani has been established under Section 2(f) of UGC Act 1956 incorporated by Government of Rajasthan vide Ordinance No. 3 of 2009 and the same ratified by the Rajasthan Legislative Assembly vide Act No. 4 of 2010 as The SHRIDHAR UNIVERSITY ACT BIGODNA, JHUNJHUNU. Further, Vide letter F.No 8-3/2010(CPP-I/PU) dated 31 May 2010, the University Grants Commission (UGC) has also notified Shridhar University under Section 2(f) of UGC Act 1956. ISO 9001:2008 certified Shridhar University has 11 Schools of Learning offering various Certificate, Diploma, Under Graduate, Post Graduate as well as Doctoral programmes. In order to prepare students for a global future, Shridhar University has actively taken up collaborations with various national & international institutions and already has signed MoU with top ranking Athens University of Economics and Business - AUEB, Greece.
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