Introduction:- Guru Gobind Singh Indraprastha University exists with the explicit objective of facilitating and promoting, in their own words, “studies, research and extension work in emerging areas of higher education with a focus on professional education.”
The University was established in 1998 by the Government of Delhi under the GGSIPU Act 1997. With the act’s amendment in 1999, the University came to be recognized by the UGC. The University stands to facilitate quality education in fields of engineering, technology, management studies, medicine, pharmacy, nursing, education and law. The Guru Gobind Singh Indraprastha University aims to achieve excellence in the aforementioned fields along with other matters connected with them.
Vision and Objective: The University has a vision of stimulating scholars and empowering them with the skills necessary to contribute to society at large, to foster dynamism in the students to help them adapt to the changing needs of the economy and also, to enable them to advocate for peace, harmony and prosperity.
On a more practical note, the University strives hard to provide market-oriented professional education to the students. It also promotes the establishment of colleges and Schools of studies as Centres of Excellence in emerging areas of education to build the capacities of students as Industry-ready professionals.
The University is committed to providing an innovative and dynamic environment to motivate students to excel and gain knowledge through its effective quality management system.
The University has, in a span of just 13 years, earned the best of natural accreditations, educational awards and stringent certifications:
1. UGC's recognition under Section 2 (f) and 12 (b);
2. Graded as ‘A' by the National Assessment and Accreditation Council, Bangalore;
3. ISO 9001 : 2000 first in 2008 and upgraded later to ISO 9001 : 2008 in 2009; and Recertified again in February, 2011 upto February, 2014;
4. Attaining AIU's Status of Regular Membership in November, 2008;
5. Categorization of the University by Dun & Bradstreet as ‘Decide with Confidence' in its publication titled, ‘Universities of India 2008';
6. Selected among 250 Top Educational Institutes in India for the Grand Book on Education, titled, ‘Star Brands Education 2010';
7. Selected for an International Award - ‘Platinum Technology Award for Quality and Best Trade Name' by OMAC – Association Otherways Management & Consulting, Paris, France on December 20, 2010 in Geneva, Switzerland
On the affiliation front, 02 Schools of Studies, namely, School of Engineering and Technology and School of Medicine and Para Medical Health Sciences are being maintained for providing leadership role to the programmes conducted under these Schools at affiliated institutions.
The University has a total of 100 affiliated institutes, of which 76 are self-financed and 24 are owned and managed by the Government of Delhi. In these affiliated institutions, 80 academic programmes are being conducted with an intake of 22,000+ students with a total strength of 62,000+.
The Dwarka Campus has certain distinguishing features, much more than its State of the Art Buildings:
• Rain Water Harvesting;
• Sewage Treatment Plant (Recycling for flushing, air-conditioning & horticulture);
• Usage of solar energy;
• Disabled friendly - Vehicular free pedestrian walk ways;
• Adequate sports facilities;
• Shopping complex;
• Innovative landscaping;
• Attractive exteriors,
• Murals & Sculptures.
Since 2015, the University has put in place a lot of stringent checks on grant of affiliation to new institutions. It has also put a check on its additional intake in existing programmes. Even so, the University is open to starting new programmes if it is expected to augment the supply of trained manpower for the so far neglected socio-economic sector(s)/segments of population.
The administration of the University deals with issues of both academic and administrative significance according to the provision laid down in the University Act and rules and regulations (Statutes & Ordinances) framed therein.
It has notified 33 Statutes and 30 Ordinances which have not only been published in the Gazette of Delhi but have also been laid on the floor of the Legislative Assembly of Delhi.
The transparency in operations shown by the administrative body can be clearly witnessed on the University website, where information on all Status and Ordinances of the University Act have been published. The students are kept informed not only about the academic programmes, but also about all of the latest rules and regulations of the University.