Top 5 reasons to select and be a part of Parul University

There are many reasons why you should consider joining Parul University. However, if we were to shortlist the top 5, here’s what they would be

1} Range of courses offered
Parul University (PU) is perhaps unmatched in India for the range and depth of courses offered. These include Applied Sciences, Architecture and Planning, Ayurveda, Engineering and Technology, Fine Arts, Homeopathy, IT & Computer Applications, Management, Nursing, Pharmacy, Physiotherapy, Social Work, Library & Information Services, Agriculture, Law, Design, Commerce, Arts and Medicine.

All these courses are recognised / approved by statutory bodies such as the University Grants Commission { UGC } , All India Council for Technical Education { AICTE }, Bar Council of India. This gives PU students an edge when it comes to getting a job or when proceeding overseas for higher studies.

The availability of so many different streams at one campus ensures that the learning goes beyond one’s chosen discipline. In the words of one student from Zimbabwe, “I came wanting to study Law, but Parul University gave me a lot more”. Increasingly the world is going to be a multidisciplinary one. Engineers may need to work with lawyers, MBA’s with chemists, doctors with scientists, and so on. PU gives exposure to all these disciplines. It also gives exposure to a much wider alumni network, thereby providing better networking and job opportunities.

2} International approach
The world is becoming increasingly global. Students of today could be working anywhere in the world tomorrow. Therefore they need to study in an environment that gives them an international perspective. PU does just that with bilateral exchange programmes with 35+ overseas Universities. This includes both students as well as faculty. The countries covered include USA, Germany, Switzerland, Canada, Russia, Poland, Czech Republic, Vietnam, Slovenia and Belgium.

The University has faculty from countries such as USA, UK, Germany and Canada. It also has more than 1000 students from nearly 50 countries studying on campus. PU has an International Relations Cell with a Study Abroad desk to assist students who wish to go overseas for higher studies.

Students of PU have the skills and the confidence to function anywhere in the world.

3} Top-notch Placement
Parul University has had a great track record in Placement in recent years with more than 12,000 students placed in more than 650 companies. 150 + students have been placed in TCS, 100 + in L and T, 40+ in Atos and 30 + in Infosys. Thanks to the efforts of the Training and Placement cell, a very large number of companies come to campus and off-campus placement too flourishes. Students are prepared for placement from the first year itself.

The results speak for themselves. In Engineering and Technology, the highest package offered has gone up from Rs 8.5 lakhs per annum in 2013/14 to Rs 18 lakhs pa { from } in 2016/17. The number of companies recruiting on campus  has gone up from 167 to 323 during the same period. Nearly 80% of the students were placed.

In Management, about 70% of the batch was placed with Federal Bank offering the highest package of Rs 9.2 lakhs per annum. Some of the other companies that participated in the Placement include Asian Paints, Bajaj Corp, Flipkart, Godrej and Boyce, IFFCO Tokio, Kotak Mahindra Bank, Shoppers Stop and Reliance Jio.

Pharma saw over 95% of the students placed. The highest package in production was Rs 2.75 lakhs pa from Intas. In marketing, it was Rs 4.5 lakhs from Systopic Pharmaceuticals. PU has signed an MOU with Cadilla which saw them taking on 15 B. Pharm students

4} State-of-the-art infrastructure
The two most important constituents of a great University are excellent teachers and enthusiastic students with a thirst for knowledge. Parul University { PU } is blessed with both. It has over 100 Professors from the IITs and NITs. But to bring out the best, there is a third element that is vital – great infrastructure. In this area too, PU ranks among the top Universities in India.

Let’s begin with the living facilities. There are separate hostels for boys and girls with features such as Wi Fi and air conditioning. Five messes serve a vast range of Indian and international cuisines. Banking services and hospitals are available on campus. Women’s safety is accorded the highest priority.

There are a range of sports options, including a modern gymnasium and an all-weather swimming pool. Facilities exist for yoga too and there are trained instructors for every sport.

Classrooms are spacious and naturally lit with a range of audio visual facilities. Seating is ergonomic and theatre style. All this makes for a very interactive and exciting learning experience.

PU has 10 libraries on campus with more than 24,000 books and 1315 print journals and magazines. We now live in a digital era so 15,825 online journals/magazines also form part of the collection. Remote access is available to thousands of libraries through DELNET.

Theoretical knowledge needs to be complemented with practical hands-on experience to create an industry-ready student. Here PU offers a range of state-of-the-art labs and workshops in ALL disciplines.

5} Specialised Cells
PU has a number of Cells in priority areas.
There is a separate R and D cell on campus. The proof of the pudding lies in the eating. PU has acquired 124 IPR’s { Intellectual Property Rights } in three years. Some of these are in the areas of design and development of an agriculture multi-motion and multi-cutter machine; a remotely operated spy vehicle for the Indian military; developing nano particles to target colorectal cancer and processes for identifying qualitative defects in pharma capsules.

There is a Career Development Cell manned by 50 trainers aimed at increasing the employability of students. This is done through training in English, soft skills, resume building skills and interview techniques.

With 10 million youth entering the job market every year, the need of the hour is to develop job creators instead of job seekers. That is what the Entrepreneurship Development Cell {EDC} at PU does. Such is the importance attached to it that the President and Provost of the University are on the Governing Board. Over 100 Entrepreneurial talks are held every year and around 30 start-ups emerge annually thanks to the activities of this cell. Many of these are in hi-tech areas. But several also attempt to solve the problems of the common man. One start-up aims to deliver chopped vegetables to homes, thereby saving housewives from the drudgery of this chore. Another aims to alleviate the slum problem by creating sustainable solutions for housing.

The EDC has won several awards and accolades for its activities. It was placed in the top 5 at the National Entrepreneurship Challenge at IIT Bombay.

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