Vikramashila University

The ancient Vikramashila University, a National Heritage, founded by King Dharam Pala of the Pala dynasty in 8th century, was originally one of India’s largest Buddhist universities of immense historical value, with more than one hundred teachers and about one thousand students, and produced eminent scholars who were often invited by countries all over the world to spread Buddhist learning, culture and religion.

Present day Vikramshila University is resurrected, with courses that will be focused on not just addressing technical barriers, providing engineering solutions, developing the scientific and engineering underpinnings of emerging products with bio/solar/hydro/agro/nuclear power industries, but also in human resource, culture and fine arts, keeping in mind the historical importance of its origin.

We intend to create opportunities for individuals with a wide range of skills development and training programs while supporting the national strategy to develop diverse domestic energy resources as well as entrepreneurship. It will help students to build a knowledgeable and well-trained workforce which will be an essential key for developing the domestic economy and meet future technology demands.

The goal of the longer-term-focused study is to accelerate the implementation of the technologies by developing a deeper knowledge of feedstock supply systems, biological systems, nuclear systems, thermal & hydro systems, biochemical and thermochemical conversion processes, and many more.

In developing the digital ecosystem, our education will add value by strategically infusing business with innovative digital technologies. This requires an understanding of the range of technologies that are transforming the way research is done.

Additionally, a successful institution must be able to manage the adoption, implementation, and diffusion of technology within an organization. This includes analyzing the role of innovation and executing changed strategies. Digital and tech skills are highly sought after among graduates. Students can explore our institution as it bears a good reputation while providing a digital education as well as encouraging tech skills and entrepreneurship.

To adopt a ‘Whole University’ formula, an organization-wide approach is the only way that the levels of innovation and cultural change required to become a digital university may be achieved, for which our aims are:

  • Availability of information – Breaking down stored information and deliver a seamless end-to-end journey, regardless of the structure or size of the university.
  • Redefined optimized services – In order to spend more time delivering richer, deeper engagement with students, administration and manual tasks to be reduced to allow staff to shift their focus away from low value activities.
  • Newer insights – To respond to fluctuations in demand and meet evolving expectations, encouragement to constant improvement in data quality and helping the university draw powerful insights from across the educational journey.
  • Strong administration – A clear ambition along with the support of management to empower departments and teams, who take ownership of their contributions.

Building for the future

  • Artificial Intelligence (AI) provides personalized support to students throughout their University journey, including automated complex, decision-making tasks supporting real-time student, feedback to the early identification of wellbeing concerns, based on attendance. It can create a distinctive learning experience that supports an immersive learning environment. Boundaries around learning will reduce or disappear, with the ability for lessons to be brought to life.
  • Drone technology will provide a distinctive view of campus through the application allowing students to find their way around, providing an additional perspective to campus safety, while supporting student welfare.
  • Location technology will help deliver personalized experiences for staff and students across the physical campus, it may include your arrival at a lecture prompting a notification for the lecturer, or walking past the campus cafe giving you notifications about their offers.
  • Latest and most innovative technologies in Agriculture to enhance quality and production of crops will boost the economy to a new level, and education with this perspective will make it more agreeable to the upcoming generation encouraging progress.
  • Waste management has become a major challenge in the developing world, where technological assistance along with changing mindsets is the priority. Our newest technological courses will help bring about this change, so that the future generations make use of this technology and knowledge a lifestyle.

How university could look like for the class of 2025

  • VU’s higher education sector will enter a new age which the effective implementation and use of digital technologies will attract talents, promote growth and ultimately, survival.
  • VU will be equipped to adapt to the challenges ahead to compete. Whether you aspire to be a pioneering digital leader or just hope to stay relevant, the time to act is now.

Designed with students and staff

  • To understand what level of service our students want and expect, we encourage students to bring with them a set of demands and expectations that modern higher education providers must meet, if not exceed.
  • Students and staff need to be able to easily get the information, advice and guidance they need, when they need it, which leads to our reimagining and simplifying services.
  • Processes and technology should remove mundane tasks, enabling staff to provide excellent support for students, enabling richer, deeper conversations.
  • Artificial intelligence, automation, cloud services and advanced data and analytics all have the potential to change the way in which services are delivered, which will help in identifying emerging needs quickly.

Taking a whole-sector approach, VU’s first-ever ‘Digital Universities Week’ will bring together higher education institutions from across the country and world to exchange knowledge and discuss best practice regarding their rapid and ongoing transformation journeys.

Such events may showcase pioneering voices in the ed-tech sector, featuring an exclusive ‘innovation hour’ in which cutting edge start-ups may display the latest products to enable institutions to plan their educational future.

Key take-away:

  • Graduate Employability and Student Journey Support by Harnessing Technology;
  • Support to Faculty in order to maintain Quality Control in Online Learning.
  • Building Digital Trust and Protecting our Institution from Cyber Threats.

“Education and technology cannot be seen separately. Taking education, especially vocational education, to rural India will soon become easier through Digital Learning”.

Students invariably need to approach different Universities across the globe to get quality higher education and super specialization. The most difficult hurdle the students face is the lack of total awareness about the new courses and different universities where they are offered. Additionally, it may be very difficult for lower income student to shell out money for education and other expenses which may not always be affordable. So, the concept of Digital University is a boom to many such students, a setup bringing all the education genres under one roof, with access to all the details of what the university has to offer, and then make a cognizant decision about their higher education. Apart from providing valuable information about the University, this will definitely shrink the expenses and students can easily get quality education right on their desktop, helping avoid facing a number of problems.





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