Strategic Plan: 2017-2022

Vivekananda Global University, Jaipur

Strategic Plan: 2017-2022

The Chairperson had desired at a meeting called by him with the top officers of the University that a document may be prepared to create systems/Strategic Plan for proper functioning of the University. Five committees were constituted to cover the aspects relating to Faculty Development, Research Initiatives, Co/Extra Curricular activities, Student Mentorship and Academic Administration. A draft Strategic Plan, along with implementation strategies, was placed for consideration of the Board at its 20th Meeting held on 28th July, 2018.

The University is growing into conglomerate of diverse Institutions with multiple colleges and networked centres of knowledge and expertise, including libraries, laboratories and research, teaching and training facilities. Requirement of domain diversity and multi-faceted dynamism present major challenges and rich opportunities in dealing with stakeholder expectations and aspirations.

VGU policies reflect deep and abiding commitment to support and foster excellence in every area of teaching-learning and research. To maintain relevance in a rapidly changing and increasingly competitive environment, the policies are non rigid but with their rationale firmly grounded in consistency, equity, transparency and social commitment.

Information technology is to be used to create an automated system whereby the component tasks of the teaching-learning process as also the work of faculty development and strengthening of the University can be monitored in real time and made as transparent as needed and possible to all stakeholders, including the management, faculty, staff and students.

We need to create a culture of responsibility and accountability with due appreciation of effort and work of all concerned that leads to systematic progress on all parameters and development of excellence in our faculty, staff and student body. We also need to develop a mechanism which will lead to a sense of intrinsic motivation whereby a cycle of development through hard work and commitment towards the institution will be put in place.

The five committees have suggested the following objectives to be achieved by implementing this plan/policy:-

  1. Focus on Research and Development:- The University aims to grow beyond domain-specific research and knowledge generation. A dynamic response to emerging needs of society has created a stimulus for interdisciplinary/multidisciplinary research to produce positive impact on the Academic Reputation, Employer Reputation and Attractiveness for Faculty and Students of the University.
  2. Engagement with Stakeholders: The University is aware of the need to intensively engage with industry, Government and society through multi-way exchange of knowledge and ideas. The University intends to deepen its engagement with stakeholders in multiple ways.
  1. Engagement with Industry: Diverse efforts to be made by the University in setting up of Technology Business Incubator to help budding entrepreneurs with resources and infrastructure to start their journey of self-sustainability. The University aims to strengthen this engagement through:
  2. Recruit qualified Researchers and Faculty: Recruiting learned researchers and teachers are likely to have positive effect on quality of faculty and students and academic and employer reputation. This will be achieved through competitive salaries, flexibility in selection procedures, a professional work environment, high quality labs and campus infrastructure.
  3. Admit Motivated Students: Admitting students geared to excel is likely to have positive effect on Academic reputation, Employer reputation, quality of students, research output and quality.
  4. Build Long-term Self-Sustainability: In order to enable the University to seek more academic freedom and for its long-term self-sustainability, the University needs to diversify sources of finance. For this, the University wishes to invite alumni, corporate houses, individuals and social organisations to build endowments for financial sustainability.
  5. Attract Students and Researchers from across the globe: The ambition of the University is to become an attractive destination for overseas students wanting to study in India. It intends to deepen its research networks across a variety of disciplines within the country and with research Universities around the world, For attaining this, it resolves to create a sound infrastructure and state-of-the art amenities.
  6. Alumni as Key Stakeholder: The University recognizes that the alumni are the strongest supporters of the institution and have deep interest in its welfare. The role of Alumni Affairs will be to provide lifelong association with the alumni and create opportunities for learning from them, while also seeking their support for the University’s programs and growth. The University will strengthen its Alumni Association, maintain an information system, organize events for networking/professional development and raise funds.
  7. Make Life Long Learning Possible: Extension & Continuing Education will provide the much needed life-long education, opportunity and up-gradation of skills that are required to manage careers and organizations in today’s competitive environment.
  8. Technology at the Core- Digitization: Technology is all pervasive. It is particularly critical that a learning environment like that at the University makes available the latest in technology, so that faculty and students evolve as early adopters and contributors to development by utilizing the power of emerging technologies.
  9. Library Technology Resources: Over time, the University would like to foster Technology in order that it plays a key role in cataloguing and managing the extensive resources of the library systems with intent to preserve and enhance them. This would make them more accessible and user-friendly.
  10. Academic Computing: The University today has wide variation in the way technology is used to enhance teaching, learning, and research. The University needs to use Information technology widely and more consistently.
  11. World-Class Campus Amenities: The University is aware that to attract the best students and faculty it must offer a wide range of amenities and services to serve the students’ growth and foster the personal and professional development of the faculty.

Time Frame

Time frame for implementation and achievement of desired results is five years.