Dr. Prof. Jyoti Bindal
“MY VISION OF SRI AUROBINDO UNIVERSITY”
My vision of SAU is driven by my thirst for excellence in the assignments that I take up as challenges and the immense confidence that I have gained through my achievements over the past 35 years. I envisage a new revolution in the field of education at SAU through implementation of recently announced education policy.
I strongly believe that this will contribute to India’s vision to become a world leader in the field of science and technology. This university should cultivate an active, technology-enhanced, learning environment where each individual can grow and thrive. My vision is that Sri Aurobindo University is marked by aspiring candidates in the country as one of the most favored universities to begin teaching and research careers or their student lives. SAU should be widely recognized as a destination for world-class talent from around the globe and to cultivate a transformative university community committed to (a) attracting and retaining diverse, world-class talent; (b) creating a collaborative environment open to the free exchange of ideas, where research, creativity, innovation, and entrepreneurship can flourish; and (c) ensuring individuals can achieve their full potential. I wish SAU to impact society in a transformative way — regionally, nationally, and globally — by engaging with partners outside the traditional borders of the university campus. Basic principles which should guide SAU should be our research, education characterised by a quest for high quality; our standpoints and decisions based on a clear responsibility for the development of society; our work guided by a global engagement that constantly reminds us of our role in the world; and an inspiring work environment. We intend to propel SAU upwards in ranking at national and international level through an outstanding student placement record, international standard of higher education and research publications, and creation of state of the art facilities on the campus (such as e-learning facilities, e-library, sophisticated laboratories, sponsored research and industrial consultancy, modernization of hostels and sports facilities, create entrepreneurship park etc). The campus community should pursue strategic partnerships and focus on solving societal challenges. This university will create a transformative educational experience for students focused on deep disciplinary knowledge; problem solving; leadership, communication, and interpersonal skills; and personal health and well-being. SAU intends to be a Quality driven university is characterised by innovative multidisciplinary research based on strong individual disciplines. All education is research based; as part of their studies, our students are put in contact with active researchers and highly advanced research. The quality of our research and education is strengthened through close contacts with the world around us. SAU will create a stimulating and dynamic work environment where respect for everybody’s equal value is completely natural. The University intends to be an attractive employer and the study environment will provide optimal work conditions for students. My vision is to promote sponsored research and industrial consultancy, alumni participation etc for development of various facilities on the campus, establish national awards in various disciplines and provide support to students from weaker sections of society. In the coming years, the research at the SAU should be characterised by global perspectives and should attract leading researchers from around the world. All programmes should offer international outlooks and student exchange opportunities. Attractive highly advanced programmes should attract students from all over the world. The University should be a prioritised cooperation partner in international initiatives.