PDPU SOT, Gandhi Nagar
The university has well defined organizational structure for efficient implementation of strategic intent and vision and mission of the university. The Board of Governors (BOG) is the top governing body offering policy and strategy direction to the university. The chairperson of the board of governors is the President of the University. The BOG operates through the Finance Committee, Academic Council and Research Advisory Board which are headed by the Director General (DG) as Chairperson. The DG is also the Chief Executive and Academic Officer of the university. The academic recommendations are initiated by the school faculty and put up to Board of Studies and then placed by the respective Faculty to be concluded appropriately by the Academic Council. The matters regarding accounts, budgeting, financing, infrastructure and so forth are taken up by the Finance Committee.
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FEE STRUCTURE AND FACILITIES
All academic programmes at the University are offered in a uniform mode. Given the nature of the University itself, these programmes can be categorized as self-financed. PDPU is following IIT norms for faculty recruitment and compensation, having adopted the sixth pay recommendations. The admission process and fee structure are determined by state govt. from time to time and is followed by university.
At the University level as well as at the school level, Corporate Relations & Placements Cell is established whose activities include engaging with the industry in the following areas: Summer & Final Placements facilitating faculty engagement with the industry on organizing conclaves, conferences, conducting extension lectures and supporting students‟ activities. Industrial visits arrangement promoting research and case study development responding to the clarion call by the Honorable Prime Minister of India, PDPU has set up an Innovation and Incubation Centre (IIC) for promoting new ideas and encouraging start-ups. The centre also encourages and promotes innovation, creativity and entrepreneurship amongst students and community. The centre has been instrumental in establishing an industry-academia relationship, by connecting budding entrepreneurs with industry experts for guidance. Apart from the above, special sessions and workshops are organized where professionals are invited to train the students for the development of soft and professional skills.
Academic council reviews and finally decides the sanctioned seats, eligibility of students as well as merit criteria. School Admission Committees decide admission procedures to be followed such as written test, interview, etc. and their respective weightage. The admission policy is approved by the Director General of the University, is based on the decision of the academic council.
PDPU currently has a total of 1172 boys and girls at its hostel located in the campus, with WiFi connectivity. Residential hostel students have access to gym, health centre, indoor games, outdoor games, stationary shop, shopping area & food court within the campus. All essential items are available including medical stores. A dedicated 24x7 Ambulance is stationed in hostel for emergency there is a branch of nationalized bank and ATM on campus. Supervisors and hostel wardens maintain the record keeping of hostel and act as a bridge of information to parents.
PDPU has alumni association and its registration process is underway. Alumni association is committed to the growth and skill development of the university. Annual meetings with Alumni Association are held and alumni are invited to participate in the growth of the university. Some of the alumni are also facilitating the placement initiatives of the university.
Each course is designed in a manner that it incorporates not just classroom lectures but also projects, assignments, group learning mechanisms, presentations and peer learning. Students are informed in advance about the syllabus and subject details; in addition students are also encouraged for discussing and practicing through faculty mentoring. Moreover, several levels of interactive sessions like Class room discussion; Presentation by students, Tutorials and Assignments are also held.
For participating in various events, PDPU has an office, which takes care of all the events. Office of Students Activity and Leadership (OSAL) is the working body in the university, which helps students to get involved in extra-curricular activities. It is supported by various student clubs such as Robotics, VGA, SPPG, Photography Club, Debate Club, Theatre club etc. PDPU also gives a relaxation of up to 10% in attendance for such students participating in competitions and conferences. Students are also encouraged to participate in sports events such as Khel Mahakumbh or AIU Sports events. PDPU policy to promote student participation in national and international events provides for financial assistance for travel and registration costs.
COURSE CURRICULUM OVERVIEW
Course outlines and schedules are sent to the students well ahead of commencement of each academic session. Effectiveness of the process is ensured by getting feedback from students. This helps in sticking to a time-frame as already planned in advance. It prepares and facilitates students to better understand the sessions and academic courses. In addition, it also helps students to select electives offered by the University before-hand. Text books, reference books and study materials are also made available to students, which help them to prepare for each class in advance. This leads to a more effective classroom delivery.
Almost 100% learning programmes have a component of student projects. Summer Internship Project (6-8 weeks) is essential component of some programmes. Besides, most courses also have guided self-study project component as part of course evaluation. Course faculty has autonomy to decide on this project component (20%-80% or even 100% project course). Thus directly or indirectly all programmes (100%) have student projects mandatory in their learning.
LOAN/ SCHOLARSHIP PROVISIONS
Enlightened and forward looking society, honors scholars who build up norms of civilized society and also every carry over, legacy of proud heritage. What is true for society is perhaps more relevant to an educational institution like a university. It has the mandate to motivate, look after and inspire potential scholars by providing due recognition and enabling them to pursue knowledge creation and acquisition of erudition of a very high order in once chosen field.