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The APG Shimla University culture – radiant as a rare diamond

What comparisons shall we make with the mighty educational institutions that transform student lives and mold personal, social and professional success? Though comparisons with valuable diamonds seem to be justified, the precious stones fulfill the esthetic and decorative aspects alone. Educational institutions should be deemed far more valuable because they inculcate the noble qualities of knowledge and perseverance, duty and honor, and humanitarian and patriotic causes. Maybe the successful students who have succeeded and perform excellently deserve to be called the rare diamonds.

Tucked away in the Himalayan greenery amidst hills and waterfalls near Shimla in Himachal Pradeshis a profound oasis called AP Goyal Shimla University that deserves to be called the best private university in northern India. Boys and girls congregate from far and near, not only from across the vastness of the Indian subcontinent but many foreign countries too. With a student strength of about 4000, this young university with eight distinctive schools of learning is fated to reach very high among the noble peaks of learning.

How do you measure the success of the quality of education?

The truth cannot be hidden for long, especially nowadays with the online technology that reaches into all the secrets. Besides accreditations and awards, citations and honors that have come in plenty, APGSU enjoys an awesome reputation. UGC recognition ensures that government and private sector jobs are open to successful students. The record of excellent internships and placements for the professional courses indicate that it is certainly worthwhile to pursue careers here.

A well-endowed university campus that tells many success stories!

Education on such a grand scale does require adequate educational infrastructure in physical terms besides the qualified and experienced faculty. APGSU possesses both in ample measure. That is not all. Library resources, recreational facilities and cafeteria, ATM and gym are all there for students to lead a serene life far away from polluted and crowded cities to pursue academic adventures in peace. A few semesters later, the innocent students have magically transformed into thinking and working machines who are able to withstand the 21st-century competition in multicultural environments in global terms.

When you experience the positive vibes that emanate from the classrooms and the laboratories, the playgrounds and the trees, you realize that the university founders and the authorities, the state government and the UGC, have achieved a mighty feat of learning with the establishment of APGSU.

Have you heard of the A.P. Goyal Charitable Trust? The trust is a nonprofit charitable organization that desires to establish world class educational facilities by raising resources to support quality education for the masses. Honored businessperson and social worker ShriPramodGoyal is the inspiring force. The trust carries out education, health and welfare based activities. The trustees connected with major business houses to provide financial and managerial support besides the faculty and placement opportunities for students.

Established as recently as 2012, APGSU offers degree, diploma and certificate courses in eight schools.  The subjects taught are Architecture, Applied Sciences and Research, Engineering, Journalism and MC, Management, Fashion and Textiles, Law and Hospitality.

The Fashion Designing course teaches how to apply esthetics to dresses. Cultural and social factors influence designs according to history and geography. Professional labs at APGSU facilitate the creations of designs by students.

Legal studies could be another challenging study stream since there will always be a global demand for competent lawyers just like doctors and engineers will be perennially required. Civil Law, Criminal Law, Corporate Law, Business Law, Personal Law, Cyber Law, and International Law are the specializations offered. Government and private sectors offer many job opportunities.

Some recent campus activities

You have definitely heard of Bhagat Singh who laid down his life at 23 in dreams for a free motherland. The APGSU students and staff paid rich tributes on his birth anniversary to the legendary revolutionary.

Maharaja AgarsenJayanticelebrates the birth anniversary of the Ruler of Agroha. It was a city of traders. Maharaja Agarsen was a great ruler who believed in Equality, Nationalism and Socialism. APGSU students and staff paid their respects.

The Railway Protection Force Foundation Day deserves special mention because of their great services to the nation that depends upon rail transport across the vast country for passengers and goods. Ensuring safe journeys is their special duty in which they have excelled. APGSU salutes the RPF personnel!

A campus that never sleeps

APGSU has a long way to go yet even though they have already hit the headlines in India and abroad. The great international success story has already resulted in affiliations with several universities and institutes abroad along with students of 25 countries who live and study in the APGSU campus. The future looks golden indeed since the philanthropic attitude of the university extends to humanitarian concerns of health and education activities to promote social welfare.

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