To transform and empower young women talent through cutting edge education in science, technology, arts and management amalgamated with spiritual rejuvenation for their holistic development to serve the mankind with compassion and love.
Sponsored by Kalgidhar Trust and established by Himachal Pradesh Government Act No. 3 of 2009, Eternal University is one of the first private and residential universities in northern India exclusively for girl students providing the safest educational environment for academic and spiritual development of the students. It offers a drug and pollution free environment for imparting cutting edge scientific and technical education amalgamated with spiritual rejuvenation and holistic development.
The university offers nearly 60 degree programs at undergraduate, postgraduate and Ph.D. levels in basic sciences, Engineering & Technology, Renewable Energy, Economics, Commerce, Management, Nursing, Public Health, Agriculture, Food Technology, Biotechnology, Divine Music and Education by the highly trained and experienced faculty through its seven constituent colleges. All the programs of the university are recognized by UGC, AICTE, INC, NCTE, DSIR, and DBT.
The Kalgidhar Trust has been promoting rural education with major emphasis on women empowerment through a network of 129 CBSE affiliated Akal Academies in the six states of northern India. The 10+2 pass out girls from the under privileged rural families are selected and sponsored by the Kalgidhar Trust for providing free education at undergraduate level in the Eternal University in various disciplines and are employed in the network of Akal Academies.
Provides an Environment that Inspires Education
Situated in a village at about 3600 feet elevation from the sea level in one of the most backward area of Sirmour District on one of the banks of river Giri, the University, empowers students, faculty and staff for their career development in such an environment without any distraction. Most interestingly, the Gram Panchayat Lana Bhalta in which the village Baru Sahib is located has been declared as the Cleanest Gram Panchyat of Himachal Pradesh under the Swachh Bharat Abhiyan in 2014-15.
It is one of the best equipped, furnished and cleanest campuses that one could ever think for pursuing academic career. All the seven constituent colleges under the University have highly trained and experienced faculty; well-furnished laboratories, classrooms and state-of-the-art equipment for effective and efficient teaching, research and training.
Apart from an extraordinary academic curriculum and an inspiring educational environment, the university is offering some other facilities such as Hostels, Experimental Farms, Polyhouses, Cafeteria, Transport Facilities to and from the campus, Banks, Post Office, Playgrounds, Indoor sports facilities, Shopping Complex, Modern Dairy Complex, Mobile Facilities, Botanical and herbal garden, Workshops, Clubs, Fully automated Wi-Fi Library, and Computing facilities to look after the well-being of the students and the faculties.
What to look out for?
The Nursing College of the University is one of the best nursing colleges located in the north of Delhi, which also offers M.Sc. Nursing in four areas of specialization with 100 % placement in prestigious chains of hospitals in the country. It is also the only university among the 17 private universities in Himachal Pradesh offering B.Sc. (Hons) Agriculture and B. Tech Food Technology for girl students as per the ICAR’s Fifth Deans’ Committee recommendations. It has established girls units of NCC and NSS for providing all-round training for their career development. Along with that, it also offers both indoor and outdoor sports facilities, gymnasium and playgrounds with highly trained Assistant Director Sports. Besides the free study facilities to the girls from under-privileged rural families by the Kalgidhar Trust, the University provides merit scholarships, fellowships and Earn While You Learn opportunities to the students. It offers Add-on Diploma course to girls in various disciplines for enhancing employment opportunities soon after their graduation.
The Notable Academic Programs of the University
- Akal College of Engineering & Technology (ACET): B. Tech. (ETE, CSE), M. Tech. (ETE, CSE, Renewable Energy, Material Science and Engineering) and Ph.D. ETE.
- Akal College of Basic Sciences (ACBS): B.Sc. Medical, B.Sc. Non-Medical, B.Sc. (Hons). (Maths, Chemistry, Physics, Biochemistry, Microbiology, Botany and Zoology), M.Sc. (Maths, Chemistry, Physics, Biochemistry, Microbiology, Botany, Zoology and Environmental Sciences), Ph.D. (Chemistry, Biochemistry, Physics, Botany, Zoology and Mathematics).
- Akal College of Agriculture (ACA): B.Sc. Agriculture (Hons), B.Tech. Food Technology, M.Sc. (Biotechnology, Food Technology, Agronomy, Genetics & Plant Breeding, Plant Pathology, Entomology and Horticulture), Ph.D. (Biotechnology, Food Technology and Entomology).
- Akal College of Economics, Commerce and Management (ACECM): B.Sc. Economics (Hons), B.Com. (Hons), M.Sc. Economics, M. Com., MBA, Ph.D. Management.
- Akal College of Arts & Social Sciences (ACASS): B.A. (Hons) Music, B.A. Humanities, B.Sc. (Hons) Psychology, M.A. (English and Music), Add-on-Courses with B.A./B.Sc. programs.
- Akal College of Health & Allied Sciences (ACHAS): B.Sc. Nursing, M.Sc. Nursing, MPH, MHA.
- Akal College of Education (ACE): B.Ed.
International and National Collaborations
Eternal University maintains active collaborations with both national and international Universities to help students reach sky-high limits. The University holds collaborations with prestigious names such as John Hopkins University, Medical College, Baltimore MD, USA; Drexel University, College of Nursing & Applied Sciences, Philadelphia, USA; University of California, Riverside, CA, USA; Kansas State University, Manhattan, Kansas, USA; CIMMYT, Mexico; CSHPKV, Palampur; Technical University, Hamirpur; Dr. Y S Parmar University of Horticulture & Forestry, Nauni, Solan, Himachal Pradesh; Punjab Agricultural University, Ludhiana, Punjab; G.B. Pant University of Agricultural and Technology, Uttarakhand.
The Prominent Faculty of the University
Currently, the University has 125 faculty members besides 55 other – guest, visiting and adjunct – faculty members from India and abroad who frequently visit the University and interact with faculty and students. Dr. Khem Singh Gill, Padma Bhushan and the former Vice chancellor of Punjab Agricultural University, Ludhiana, is the Vice President of the Kalgdhar Trust who frequently visits the university, motivates the students and faculty and shares his valuable guidance.
Dr. Manmohan Singh Atwal, the Founder – Vice Chancellor of Eternal University with nearly 40 years of education and research experience in academia and industry in the USA, has been constantly visiting the University for ensuring its academic excellence.
The present Vice Chancellor, Dr. Harcharan Singh Dhaliwal, Ph. D. University California, Riverside, holds an extensive experience of about ten years working in advanced laboratories of USA, Switzerland, Israel, Japan, and Australia, and is also the leading plant breeder and biotechnologist. He has been taking keen interest in developing and strengthening the university for basic and applied research, institution-industry linkages, transfer of technology and IPRs. There are a number of other faculty members with rich experience and training in research, management, teaching and extension who are taking the university to reach new heights.
Meet the President
Honorable Baba Iqbal Singh Ji, the former Director Agriculture of Himachal Pradesh is the President of Kaldidhar Trust and Kalgidhar Society and also the Chancellor of Eternal University, Baru Sahib and Akal University, Talwandi Sabo, Bathinda, Punjab. While serving the Department of Agriculture in Himachal Pradesh in various capacities, he has made tremendous contribution in the development of agriculture in the state.
Baba Iqbal Singh Ji has successfully translated the vision of reverend and visionary educationists, Sant Attar Singh Mastuane Wale and Sant Teja Singh, M. A. LL. B.(Pb.), A. M. Harvard after his retirement in 1986 with a few students at Baru Sahib which has flourished to a network of 129 Akal Academies and two universities. He has also been honored with Lifetime Achievement Awards at both, internal and national levels.
Scholarships and Financial Aid Granted by the University
To attract and encourage the meritorious students especially from the rural areas they are given tuition fee concession from 10% to 30% based upon their marks obtained(>70%) in the qualifying examination for various undergraduate programs. The students from various Academies of Kalgidhar Trust will be given 50% tuition fee waiver during admission in Eternal University, Baru Sahib. Decent fellowships are provided to the deserving Ph.D. students for teaching at undergraduate level and conducting practical. The University’s scholarship cell helps its students to apply for various scholarships under various national and state government schemes. The students from J & K in Engineering and Nursing get scholarships under the AICTE-PMSSS in the Eternal University.
Exceptional Career Opportunities Turns Education into Excellence
The Eternal University has been providing guidance, training and certifications to the students for extraordinary career opportunities. The alumni of the already established Alumni Association of the University guide their juniors to prepare and groom themselves for the corporate world even while they are pursuing their studies. It holds MoUs with some leading foreign and national universities & institutions and is known for unique University- Industry Partnership Education Programs for training and project work. It offers its students a platform to interact with distinguished guest faculty from reputed organizations and encourages and facilitates students to participate in national and international conferences, workshops and symposia. Most interestingly, it has excellent placement network with MNCs and Kalgidhar Trust institutions.
About the Students Who make the University Proud
Six Nursing students of Akal College of Nursing, Eternal University, namely Shivani Bharti, Rohini Gushpa, Kanchan Thakur, Neha Kumari, Shilpa and Ekta Dhiman have been commissioned in Military Nursing as Lieutenants. This has been the highest ever entry from Himachal Pradesh and that too from the Eternal University. The University holds a very high record of student placements. Most of its passed out students are either working in well reputed organizations or pursuing higher studies in the prestigious national and international institutions e.g. Dr. Jasneet Kaur, a Ph.D. research scholar of Akal College of Basic Sciences, Eternal University, Baru Sahib, has been working as PDF in the University of Naples, Italy for the last two years.
“Words of Trusts”
The highly academic environment of the University motivates us every moment. Experts guide us with their intellectual ideas and motivating lectures and help us to develop dynamic qualities inculcating spiritual knowledge and social awareness among us. I feel blessed to be a part of this divine University which imparts value based education.
Sheenu Garg, M.Sc. Biotechnology
Each day in the University builds up a memory which is going to stay eternally with me. The University welcomes its students with warmth and offers an environment which inspires students to study, and from the first day itself, it gives its students a “feel like home” atmosphere.
Loveleen Kaur Anand, B.Sc. (Hons.) Agriculture
I feel lucky to be a part of the Divine Valley of Peace, Baru Sahib. Eternal University has helped me to achieve the goal of “Simple Living and High Thinking”.
Jasdeep Kaur, M.Tech. RE