Blending of Creativity and Innovation for Top Quality Education: Banasthali Vidyapith

The world of design has experienced salient modifications over the years and has brought a new perspective into play. Innovation and creativity are the rolling balls of fire, which havechanged the name of the entire game. The design institutes have also contributed to the need of the hour and are meticulously working for a quality enabled tomorrow. Banasthali Vidyapith is one of the top echelon institutes in the design fraternity.

The journey of Banasthali Vidyapith over the last eight decades has always been full of creativity, innovation and dedication to mentor women to take up leadership roles in all walks of life.It evolved its five-fold educational ideology- Panchmukhi Shiksha and incorporated: Physical, Practical, Aesthetic, Moral and Intellectual aspects into each of its programmes to develop the personality of an all-rounder in the students.

The institute promotes creativity and design, which is inherent in the unique education ideology and has always promoted the spirit of creativity among the students. Creativity and Innovation are also promoted as a part of curriculum of engineering, management, life sciences, technology and other subjects which get further support from the Entrepreneurship Cell and Atal Incubation Centre, the only all women AIC among the 10 sponsored by Niti Aayog. Being residential in nature and away from distractions of city, the liberal and simple campus life motivates the students to be creative in approach.

Adding Colors to the Bigger Picture

High Infrastructural Facilities:There are 25academic buildings and 45 hostels for girls with adequate housing for over 2500 staff members. The libraries are automated with collection of over 220,000 books and 10,000 plus journals while campus has 600 MBPS leased line connectivity, 100% power back-up, FM Radio, Flying Club, Licensed Air Strip, 5 Trainer Aircrafts, Aviation Simulator, 180 bed hospital, water recycling, solar power, robust security system through CCTV and 24 hour guards, etc.

Faculties and Teaching Staff:There are 14 faculties and 29 departments while total number of teachers in the campus is little over 650, with 70% women teachers and over 65% as Ph.D.

Active in Community Development: The University is already involved in various Community Development Programmes such as KrishiVigyan Kendra & Khadi production. Banasthali was one of the first universities to opt for Radio Banasthali FM 90.4, a community radio station.

Alumnae: Banasthali Vidyapith has an illustrious history in women’s education and our success stories encompass all areas, be it academics and research, politics, social service, corporate sector, sports, civil services, banking, management. The best testimonials for the Vidyapith are its alumnae who have excelled in all walks of life. It is heartening to note that the first lady Speaker of LokSabha, Smt. Meira Kumar, the first lady speaker of Rajasthan Vidhan Sabha, SmtSumitra Singh, Indian marathon runner, Ms. Sunita Godara, Padmashree awardee Ms. BinnyYanga and, Director of Metro Cash and Carry, Ms. Saagarika Ghoshal, Ms. Anuradha Singh, Cinematographer, Hollywood, Ms. SarojGogi Pal a world renowned artist, Ft. Lt. Avani Chaturvedi, 1st Indian Woman Fighter Pilot are just amongst many who stand as proof of the efficacy of Banasthali’s educational ideology for leadership inculcation.

Regularly Winning Prestigious Awards

Banasthali Vidyapith has achieved numerous milestones throughout its journey like QS India Top 75 University, QS BRICS ranking 2018 & 2019, and QS I-Gauge Diamond status, the highest for any Indian University. Moreover, NIRF has consistently ranked it among Top 75 universities of India during 2016, 2017 and 2018. Felicitated with FICCI’s ‘The University of the Year’ Award 2015, and ‘Best Value Based Educational institution Award’ in 3rd CCI Technology Education Excellence Awards 2015. Recently, Banasthali Vidyapith has been featured in QS University Asia Rankings. It has always promoted spirit of creativity among students which is evident through achievements and accolades in Zonal/National/International Youth Festivals.

Prof. Aditya Shastri is a dynamic and resourceful administrator with demonstrated strong management skills. Being educated from premier institutes like BITS, Pilani and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology,an avid researcher especially in Discrete Mathematics, Graph Theory and Theory of Computation, he holds the vision of strengthening the research capacity of Banasthali Vidyapith on a global scale. He has been a major spinner in exponential growth, promote research and infrastructure development, building collaborative and interdisciplinary endeavors to foster creative activity and to further engage with the community.

Over the last few years, the Vidyapith has attained self-reliance through some bold initiative spearheaded by him. Ever since he joined, the enrollment has jumped 10-folds, budget 20-folds, workers 5-folds and Banasthali has witnessed phenomenal growth with an estimated outlay of Rs. 400 crores.

Some of the awards conferred include ‘Visionary Eduleader of India’, Eurosian Golden Award at House of Lords, London (U.K.),Honored for ‘100 Most Influential Vice Chancellors ‘award, JC Bose Memorial Award by the Honorable Prime Minister of India at 103rd Indian Science Congress Award ceremony, Honored with ‘Certificate For Excellence’,‘World Chancellors and Vice-Chancellors Congress Award for outstanding contribution in Education, etc.

“Banasthali imbues the spirit of liberation through education (Sa Vidya Ya Vimuktaye), based on values, education is character building.May the youth remain firmly rooted in their values and have the strength to expand their wings to fly high.”

Scholarships and Financial Aids

Banasthali Vidyapith has always been committed to the cause of women’s education and rural upliftment and every year, it provides scholarships on need-cum-merit basis and financial support to many girl students for pursuing higher education. It offers stipend to Engineering and other PG students, who take up internships for a semester or two, in companies and reputed institutions. It also provides scholarships under various govt. schemes, and free education to the wards of martyred soldiers, nominated by the govt. having received bravery award, destitute girls sent by the social welfare department. The institute has an excellent initiative of bestowing eighteen girls every year with free education under the Dalmia scholarship programme.

Exposure and Collaborations: Bajaj School of Automation at Banasthali is quintessence of the Vidyapith’s relentless pursuit of excellence, where the students are exposed to real-world situations. It provides the much needed modern engineering environment to students to create systems and products with state of the art infrastructure. IBM Centre for excellence has been established to acquaint the students of emerging business trends. The Vidyapith has received grants from UGC, MHRD, DBT, DST, MEITY, Bajaj, Mahindras, Dalmia Group, Bank of America, SBI, ICICI Bank, etc. for promoting training, research and community and extension activities.

Atal Incubation Centre (AIC) is another initiative of Atal Innovation Mission, NITI Aayog to promote a culture of innovation and entrepreneurship. The AIC at Banasthali provides incubation programs that nurture and help grow new business ideas by offering expertise, professional guidance, and services – including access to space, business planning, education and training, and legal advice, among others — throughout the phases of the start-up development.

Global Outreach: The University also emphasises on global outreach and has exchange programmes with several institutions across the globe. Banasthali has academic collaborations with many reputed foreign universities for exchange programmes for students and faculty, research, internship programme, organization of collaborative seminars/ workshops etc.

Words of Trust  

Banasthali Vidyapith is focused on refinement of facilities for goal oriented development of the students has been ensuring that the untapped potential of Indian women is enhanced in every discipline. 

“Banasthali has a huge role to play in my success and its fabulous academic environment and challenging assessment processes have made me what I am today”

Dr. SaagarikaGhoshal, Independent Director.

“The Vidyapith provided me unmatched opportunities in flying and the faculty members encouraged me to aspire for going beyond the sky”

Ft. Lt. Avani Chaturvedi.

“Banasthali has given me rock solid foundation to be who I am today during my school days. My grandfather and my parents wanted me to study here as they thought the best for me. I was groomed well and was introduced to art and culture by many there.”

Ms. Anuradha Singh

 “A women’s institution makes one feel rooted while giving the wings to fly.”

Captain Ramya Kirti Gupta

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