17 Sep 2021 19:49 IST

Vidyashilp Education group establishes Vidyashilp University

The Bangalore-based university plans to introduce interdisciplinary courses such as leadership and fine arts

The Vidyashilp Education group announced the launch of Vidyashilp University.Karnataka Governor Thaawarchand Gehlot; Higher Education Minister Dr Ashwathnarayan CN; Vice-Chairman of Karnataka State Council Higher Education Prof B Thimmegowda; Dr P Dayananda Pai, Chancellor, Vidyashilp University; Dr Kiran Pai, Pro-Chancellor, Vidyashilp University; and Dr Vijayan Immanuel, Vice-Chancellor, Vidyashilp University, were present at the inauguration.

The university announced a 600-crore investment in the next five years towards its establishment and expansion. Vidyashilp University plans to introduce courses in legal studies and governance, leadership and fine arts focusing on interdisciplinary programmes to meet the challenges of transformation and expansion in the respective industries. The programme will give students a dual skill-set that is highly sought-after in the respective complementary fields. The inaugural batch will commence in 2022.

MERU or Multidisciplinary Education and Research University is a proposed model to encourage holistic and multidisciplinary education. “Vidyashilp University will adopt this model through its multidisciplinary courses focused on creating deep domain knowledge in the context of a particular discipline to prepare students in solving the problems of the future,” a release from the institute, said.

Gehlot said, “The leadership of the university, through its long-standing experience, is deeply committed to providing all support to ensure that Vidyashilp University will provide the highest quality of education. By doing so, the goal is to establish an outstanding University as the pride of the state of Karnataka.”

Speaking at the event, Dr Ashwathnarayan CN, said, “I commend the commitment that the leadership team at Vidyashilp University have towards realising the vision and objectives of NEP for higher education. Being born at the beginning of the NEP era, Vidyashilp University would be able to embrace the policy with more ease.”