Graphic Era Hill University located in Cantonment area, Clement Town , DehraDun, providing the mesmerizing view of Shivalik hills, in the slvyne surrounding serene has a great atmosphere for students studying there which is its first unique feature. So before further proceeding in my essay I would like to discuss the story of a young gentlemen, a young engineering student from computer science background who dreamed of establishing a lavish educational institution to serve the society and increase the educational aspects in Dehra Dun ,Uttrakhand. Yes, I am talking about none other than Prof. Dr. Kamal Ghanshala who is an Engineer, Entrepreneur, and a philanthropist. Graphic era hill university along with his other two universities is a realisation of his vision to put on Doon landscape a university that is all-rounder enabler of excellence for youth, this is the second uniqueness of the university that depicts its slogan itself that is “transforming dreams into reality”, He himself is an inspiration for youth that once when you can dream of can also succeed, nothing is impossible and that makes the institution unique from others because no institutions has such story of transforming dreams into reality.
The university established in lavish green campus of Doon have specialised 30% seats in all courses have been reserved for candidates from Uttrakhand and 25% concession is given to Uttrakhand domicile students in state quota. This one is it’s another unique feature of the institution for Uttrakhand students so that they don’t have to go out of Uttrakhand and look out for other educational institutions .Although other institutions have a large no. of courses but Graphic era hill university is not behind ,in this field also it has normal plus additional courses some of which are Computer Science and Engineering, Civil Engineering, Electronics and Communication, Communication Engineering ,Mechanical Engineering ,Management ,English, Commerce, Computer Applications, Arts and Fashion design, Allied sciences, Pharmacy, Media and mass communication, Agriculture and planning ,Astrology and Nursing, Animation and Gaming. Very less institutions in Dehradun have all the bunch of courses at one place and even I think no private institution till has started course in astrology which adds a star to the university and makes it unique. So a student who wishes to pursue astrology in career need to go out of Dehradun as it is easily available here with excellent career prospects.
A student while pursuing a course from a certain institute works hard, hopes and seeks for a great placement. This is also one of the unique features of the institutions giving the deserving its best place i.e. institutions best placement record. The institution’s highest package offered to a student is Rs.40.6 lakhs and average package is Rs. 5.08 lakhs. The placement is best in the university with companies regularly visiting the campus and recruiting the deserving candidates .Some of the companies are Amazon, Infosys, TCS, Tata technology, Uno Minda, Reckitt Benciker ,Oppo, Hero, Intellio, Atlus, IBM, byjus,Capegemini and many more…. visit the university regularly and shortlist and recruit the best candidate. Not only small companies but global companies like BYJUS, Infosys visit the campus making it special and unique. This is also one of the uniqueness of the institution that the deserving candidate gets its placement done and this makes the student feel proud that he is the part of the particular institution ones he gets the deserving selection.
Awards and recognition are like a cherry on the cake for an institution without which it is incomplete. It increases its pride and image in the educational society and attracts students towards a particular institution choosing and hoping for a best career option. Some of its achievements that make the institution unique are as follows: .It has received Edupreneurs Award 2017 for his contribution to the cause of quality education; has been awarded the certificate for excellent paper at the 3rd International Conference on Computer Communication and Management (ICCCM) 2013, at Copenhagen, Denmark. It has also received prestigious Dr.B.C. Roy Award for social services related to health causes in 2010;Conferred the Uttrakhand Ratan for outstanding contribution to quality technical and higher education in Uttrakhand in 2007 ,and let me tell you no private institution has received this award till now which makes it unique. It has even received many international awards like the Gold star Millennium Award at the International Conference on celebrating the Global Indian by the Institutions Excellency Mr. korn dabbaransi,former deputy prime minister of Thailand in 2008. And it is for the first time in Uttrakhand, some university has been included amongst the top 100 in the NIRF ranking. It has received the 97th ranking NIRF ranking, which was declared was by Resource development minister Dr.Nishank in recent press release.
Although other private institution offer NCC, but, It is the first private institution in Uttrakhand to offer NCC to inspiring students that is also one of its uniqueness.
Distance learning is learning from home and it is offered by many less institutions in Dehradun like SMU-DE etc., but that too offers restricted courses like only BBA, MBA BCA, and MCA etc. Graphic Era Hill University again has proved itself by offering unique courses like B.Com. , BCA, MBA. It offers a no. of courses to opt from that no private institution has taken up such initiative for students who cannot study regular & has given them a chance to take a degree of pride with good carrer options.
There are certain scholarships also given at the time of admissions to meritorious students according to their %age in the qualifying exam ,which helps to reduce their fees burden ,even the wards of ex-army men ,martyr’s are given scholarships which is one of its unique feature which very less institute offers. The institution is also not behind in sports many of its students has played nationals and won prizes and made the institution proud. The Institution estd. In 1993 has successfully completed its 27 year’s successfully which is one of its uniqueness. Last but not the least of its unique feature that make it special is that it is proud to be amongst only 13 Universities/institutions in India having received a Diamond rating by QS I-GAUGE in 2019 which is really a big achievement for an institution. So at last I would like to conclude by saying that I feel proud to be a citizen of Dehradun, where such a great institution is located.
By Mayur Thapa, Dehradun