Assam down town University: Providing Knowledge that Expands Your Worldview
Assam Down Town University - The Knowledge Review

Graduate education at Assam down town University is designed to help you succeed in your ambitions of developing a successful professional career or becoming a leading entrepreneur. The University aims at encouraging success by offering a unique amalgamation of professional and academic excellence.

Humble Beginnings with Nobel Intent

In India, education is one of the most crucial indices for socio-economic development. Access to education beyond higher secondary schooling is a mere 10% among the university-age population in India. Particularly in the North East region, the system has to evolve comprehensively with edge and strength. There is a grave need for a comprehensive policy to attract the best of the young minds and academicians to cultivate and permeate their knowledge in the region to turn North East as one of the major knowledge destinations.

To cater to the demand of quality education in the North Eastern part of the country at affordable cost, the Down town Charity Trust (dtCT) had applied to the Assam Government for granting University status to its education programmes in Panikhaiti in early 2009. As per the provisions of the Assam Private Universities Act 2007, the trust has successfully achieved a University Status in 2010, making it the second private multi-disciplinary University in the state of Assam.

Assam down town University (AdtU) is one of the leading North Eastern universities that offers the students a unique amalgamation of professional and academic excellence. AdtU has coupled the experience of top industry leaders and renowned academicians and fosters a worldly approach. AdtU’s state-of-the-art infrastructure is spread on a sprawling hilly, green campus of over 50 acres overlooking the Brahmaputra, with 4000+ students on its roll guided by 300+ faculty members.

Powering Possibilities for Persuasive Aspirants

The University is widely known for its distinguished faculty. It has emerged as the leading centre of teaching and research. Over the last few years, AdtU has exploded with a number of opportunities and facilities. Some of them include new sport and athletic facilities, a new building for the faculty of Basic & Applied Sciences, new engineering & health sciences labs with the latest technology, an excellent library with unmatched aesthetics, fitness center, a growing roster of distinguished deans and faculty members, and an on-campus theater house is a one-of-a-kind allure at AdtU.

Starting from its humble beginning, the campus now provides over 50 courses, and is largely devoted to diploma, graduate and postgraduate studies. The university was established by the down town Charity Trust, which is promoted by Down Town Hospital Limited. The group has been in education and training since 1993. AdtU’s area of excellence ranges from engineering and allied health science to management and nursing to pharmacy. Also a unique, inspirational academic model is designed to match the international standards. The curriculum offered is continuously upgraded to keep pace with the overall development of industry and in-line with in the best practices followed in international Universities.

AdtU prepares its students for a balanced career by empowering them to connect Life & Learning. Students of AdtU get multiple options to test their skills and opportunities. The University organizes an annual Job Fair event in the month of June with an average participation of 50-60 companies providing around 300 vacancies. An AdtU education provides the tools and experiences for a journey that prepares the youth for a bright and successful future.

An Awardee Compelled Towards Perfectionism & Professionalism

AdtU’s Chancellor, Dr. Narendra Nath Dutta holds an MBBS degree from Guwahati Medical College, standing 2nd in the 1965 batch at the University. He has also completed his Master’s Degree in ENT, ranking 1st from All India Institute of Medical Sciences, New Delhi in 1970. Dr. Dutta started his career as a teacher in Guwahati Medical College serving for 14 Years and was bestowed upon by Service above Self Award of Rotary International, 2000. He was also awarded with The Prof. Dukhan Ram Award in XXIV Bihar State Conference of the Association of Otolaryngologists of India in the Year 2000.

The number of accolades in Dr. Dutta’s hall of fame is endless with the British Common Wealth Fellowship in 1981 for Higher Studies in Microsurgery, in the UK, The Fellowship of International College of Surgeons in 1982 and the Citation for Meritorious Service from Rotary Foundation in 2002 adding to the list. He was also felicitated on the Annual General Meeting of North East Chamber Of Commerce and Industry (NECCI) on 30th Oct. 2002 for his outstanding performance and exemplary service to the society.

Imparting Social and Value-Education

At AdtU, students are bound to experience a vibrant community, supportive faculty, hands-on learning and an active campus life. One can discover new ways of thinking and acquire the perfect balance of professional relevant skills, subject knowledge, and real-world experience that relates directly to the chosen career. The University thrives to achieve all this by imparting values and encouraging volunteership. Following are some initiatives undertaken over the past years:

Teach Program: The first schooling program under TEACH program launched by RC Dispur in collaboration to Assam down town University (AdtU) at Panikhaiti L.P. school building completed its first batch on 15th December, 2014 successfully. There were all together 31 students (male-2 + female-29), of which 16 of them completed the course successfully and were awarded with a certificate of appreciation for completion of pre-primary level education.

Health Camps: It is surprising to know that even after so many decades of freedom and so much advancement in technology in the medical field, people are still dying in India. Some die because of lack of options, while some die because of late detection of diseases. Witnessing the grave need for affordable medical facilities, AdtU takes timely initiatives to organize free health camps in the remote areas. Some of the major highlights are:

Eye Camp 2016 – AdtU had organized an Eye Camp on 20th March 2016 at Swarna Vidyapitch High School, Mayong in collaboration with The Rotary Club of Guwahati. Students from Nursing and Medical Laboratory Technology Department of the University along with the faculties had participated and did the Preliminary Screening at the camp.

Health Camp 2015 A free Health Camp was organized by AdtU and down town Hospital (DTH) at Gurgaon on 13th October 2015, where Blood grouping for children and blood glucose for adults were carried out on the same day. Around 322 children and 130 adults of the city were benefited from this health camp.

All India BP Survey Faculties of MLT, TEDM, and Nursing, along with other departments organized the camp at AdtU under the able guidance from AIIMS, New Delhi.

Successful Awareness Programs: A day long workshop was conducted on awareness of AIDS sponsored by Assam State AIDS Control Society (ASACS). ‘A workshop on preliminary screening for Anaemia’ was sponsored by ASACS to rule out anaemia status in Assam down town University’s female staff. World diabetes day was celebrated through an awareness walkathon from forest gate to Narengi and was followed by free blood sugar checkup for the above 30 year old staffs and faculty members. On 26th of September 2015, a workshop on hand wash was conducted by Department of Medical Laboratory Technology (MLT), AdtU. The department faculties and BMLT 3rd year students went to Panikhaiti Primary School, Government of Assam and explained the children the importance of hand wash in daily life and demonstrated the proper hand wash procedure using steps given by WHO. A Swach Bharat Abhiyan was also carried-out to spread awareness on cleanliness on three of the busiest public spots in Assam. A one day programme on ‘Screening, risk factor calculation and awareness of Diabetes Mellitus’ was organized by dept. of MLT on 14th November 2015 i.e. world diabetes day. Awareness of Diabetes mellitus for the society, free plasma glucose checkup for teaching and non-teaching staff was carried out successfully on that day by MLT students.

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