Assam will have a new private University - Royal Global University (RGU) with 13 institutions under it to impart holistic and quality education to students of the region from the academic year 2017-18.
"RGU aims to offer nationally and internationally integrated oppurtunities to create global citizens," RGU Chancellor A K Pansari told reporters here today.
The region has witnessed a huge exodus of students in pursuit of quality education and employment in other parts of the country and "We had set up the Royal Group of Institutions (RGI) in 2009, offering courses in Engineering, Management, Architecture and Commerce," he pointed out.
'The Assam Royal Global University Act' was notified by the Assam goverment in 2013 and the University is all set to start from the academic year 2017-18 under the aegis of Gyan Sagar Foundation.
Pansari further said the University is being set up to achieve academic excellence through innovatively designed, research intensive, industry-oriented education to incorporate community service and install ethical conduct and compassion amongst the stakeholders.
The University will primarily focus on value-based quality education with a global perspective and groom students in pursuing both their profession and passion, RGU Vice Chancellor Dr S P Singh said.
He said the University is also exploring tie-ups with various foreign universities and several Memorandum of Understandings are expected to be signed in the near future.
The different schools under the University will include Royal School of Engineering and Technology, School of Business, School of Commerce, School of Architecture, School of Fine Arts, School of Fashion Designing Technology, School of Applied and Pure Sciences, School of Information Technology School of Communications and Media, School of Behavioral and Allied Sciences, School of Languages, School of Performing Arts and School of Law and Administration.
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