‘Education is the Most Powerful Weapon which you can use to change the world’- Nelson Mandela
Eduction is essential for the development of the mankind and plays a significant role in transforming the society and gives impetus to the development of the nation. Educational institutions play a significant role in building the nation through their noble service. The need of the day is to develop the future ready leaders with strong emphasis on theoretical knowledge, wisdom to apply this knowledge to the benefit of the society and lead a fulfilled and contented life beneficial to the family and community. The onus of this challenging task to produce such professionals who can meet the global needs largely rests on the shoulders of the faculty and educational institution of the country.
One such institution that has been contributing to the needs of the society and the nation with its untiring efforts to nurture and develop the professional with high intellect and morals is Aurora’s PG College, Ramanthapur, Hyderabad. Running under the aegis of AURORA GROUP, the standalone PG College has established its place by creating globally competitive professionals with exemplary ethics with the ability to adopt the ever changing needs of the industry and institutions.
The Aurora’s PG College located in the central part of the city was established in 1995 by Aurora Group, one of the largest Group of Educational Institutions in the State of Telangana.The name Aurora was derived from the Latin word ‘Aurora Borealis’, the famous northern lights meaning the Sun God ‘Apollo’. The name has been chosen as it synthesizes the Indian and western traditions, representing the ‘Sun’ as the symbol of knowledge and power. Aurora endeavors to be worthy of its name by laying emphasis on quality education.
The institution has been approved by AICTE, New Delhi and affiliated to Osmania University, the world renowned State University of Telangana State. The institution is centrally located with high access to public and private transportation. Aurora’s PG College has earned a distinction among the student and parent communities owing to its discipline and dedication in imparting quality education in the streams of Management and Computer Sciences.
The institute has a myriad of facilities provided to the students to make sure that their educational passage is completed without any qualms. The state of the art infrastructure with ICT equipped classrooms, highly stalked library with large collection of titles, volumes, journals, periodicals, and repositories and well equipped laboratories with upto-date technologies provide the students a highly accommodative and supportive learning ambience. Round the clock wifi connectivity enable the students to learn and practice beyond the classroom without boundaries of time and place. The institution provides highly safe and secure learning space to the students. The entire campus is under Closed Circuit TV Surveillance with high safety and security measures. Digital learning is encouraged through many digital platforms like SWAYAM, NPTEL, edX, Course era in addition to the prescribed course content of the programs offered. The instructional resources are shared through a dedicated campus cloud network accessible remotely to all the students and faculty.
Teaching Learning Process
Aurora has a unique niche in its comprehensive teaching learning process. It was developed by the institution by integrating conventional teaching, interactive teaching learning, experiential learning, and supplementary teaching learning process to impart holistic education. This trains the students to learn the concepts with a strong base along with other industry requisite skills like communication, presentation, public speaking, general ability, reasoning and team work which makes them much sought after by the recruiters.
Student Support Initiatives
Aurora not only provides exceptional educational facilities, but also takes various steps to support financially disadvantaged sections of students. They are provided with scholarships and complete tuition fee waiver for their entire course. The college supports students in applying for government scholarships, trust scholarships, and other financial assistance services provided by various government and non-government agencies. Eligible students are also provided with suitable part-time job opportunities while they study in the institutions and will be inducted on full-time basis once they complete their formal education. The top rankers of every batch of students are awarded with Gold Medals and Merit Certificates.
The college has produced numerous graduates who have made it big in various walks of life. They have made a name for themselves in numerous arenas with their dedicated endeavors. Some of the prominent alumni of the college include Ms. D. Navya of MBA (2015-17), working as a Team Leader at Factset; Ms. Kavita Pandit of MCA (2014-17) working as Software Programmer at Wipro Technologies; Mr. A. Rakesh of MBA (2014-16) working as Research Analyst at Cognizant; and Mr. Mallikarjun Reddy of MCA (2013-16) working as Process Analyst at IBM.
Aurora has developed many collaborations with many prominent institutions to ensure curricular and co-curricular development of the students. The institution has an academic partnership with Indian Institute of Management, Bangalore (IIM-B). It has joined hands with Harrison Assessment International Limited. This is a training and assessment organization which trains the students in acquiring soft skills and communication and makes them industry ready. The students who clear the assessment are placed with reputed organizations such as Google, Apple Inc, Unilever, and so on.
The institutions has also signed Memorandum of Understanding with prestigious institutions like
- Confederation of Indian Industries
- Young Indians
- National Small Industreis Corporation
- Confederation of Women Entrepreneurs
- Association of Lady Entrepreneurs of Telangana
- Harrison Assessment International Limited
- Berkadia Financial Services
- Fratello Innotech
- International Association of Engineering and Management Professionals etc.
The institution is well known among the student community for its round the year student activities that hone the skills of studnets in various areas. The college celebrates all festivals of religious, social, and national importance like Independence Day and Republic Day, birth and death anniversaries of patriotic and nationally and internationally popular personalities. It also conducts various events including Induction Day– ALAAP; Samaroh– Mini Convocation Day; Vasantha Panchami– Aurora Foundation Day; ANUBHUTI– Annual Day; Aurora Family Day; Guru Pranam– Teachers Day; and many more.
The institution is led by its Director, Dr Madhavi Madireddy, who is a seasoned academician and active researcher. She has a rich experience of 25 years in teaching with 5 years research and a couple of years of industry experience. She has been the frontrunner of the institution since 2013. Under the able guidance of Sri Raja Babu Nimmatoori, the Chairman and Dr Ramesh Nimmatoori, the Secretary of Aurora Group, she has introduced new age initiatives in teaching learning methodologies making it more participative and interactive to the students.
She has guided the institutions towards Accreditation with ‘A+’ Grade in 2018, during the first cycle of accreditation, the landmark that only ‘6’ institutions in the State of Telangana could achieve. She is a trained assessor of National Assessment and Accreditation Council (NAAC), for Assessment Accreditation of Institutions since 2019 and has participated in accreditation process of a couple of institutions.
She is a Reviewer for internationally renowned ‘Emerald Journals-USA’ and ‘Inder-science Journals- Switzerland’. She has to her credit 42 research articles published in various national, international journals, edited volumes and many presentations at national and international seminars and conferences. She is the author of “Principal’s Handbook for MBA Colleges” and “Students Academic Manual for MBA” which were granted copyrights by the Government of India in 2014 and 2018 respectively. She has been a guide to various students internships and projects for over two decades. She has been the Convenor and Coordinator for various National Seminars, Conferences, Workshops, Training Programs and Faculty Development Programs. Her initiatives have fetched the institute various Memorandums of Understanding with multiple industries as well as collaborations between training, entrepreneurship and development organizations.
‘The highest education is that which does not merely give us information but makes our in harmony with all existence’- Rabindranath Tagore
Aurora believes in and practices the thoughts of the Great Indian Philosophers and is committed to impart education with high morals and intellect.