Ambedkar University Delhi (AUD)
The Dr. B. R. Ambedkar University Delhi (Ambedkar University Delhi or AUD) is a public University with a multi campus, unitary structure with research, postgraduate and undergraduate programmes in the social sciences and the humanities.
The Ambedkar University Delhi was established by the Government of the National Capital Territory of Delhi through an Act of Legislature in 2007 and was notified in July 2008. Mandated to focus on research and teaching in the social sciences and humanities and guided by Dr Ambedkar's vision of bridging equality and social justice with excellence, AUD considers it to be its mission to create sustainable and effective linkages between access to and success in higher education. AUD is committed to creating an institutional culture characterized by humanism, non-hierarchical and collegial environment, teamwork and nuturance of creativity.
The University aspires to combine equity and social justice with excellence, and to pioneer an institutional culture of non-hierarchical functioning, team work and creativity. The University strongly believes that no knowledge becomes socially productive unless it spreads across society, transcending barriers of caste, creed and class. Only then can teaching and learning become liberating undertakings, contributing to the promotion of equality, social justice and excellence.
AUD caters exclusively to the study of the humanities and the social sciences. In today’s polarised world, the study of these streams, they strongly believe, will not only play a pivotal role in improving understanding amongst cultures but also transform human experiences into lessons for the future. The University aspires to mould its students into informed and sensitive professionals who will engage with their social responsibilities and will react to the needs of the marginalised sections of our society. The programmes and the structure of the University will therefore highlight this aspect while in no way losing sight of reaching and striving towards excellence.
To achieve this goal, the university has underlined a few essential undertakings:
Optimally sized class cohorts
Emphasis on group work, field work and project work (at least 25% of curricular time will be deployed for this )
Emphasis on self-study
Two semesters of 16 weeks each and a summer semester for earning extra credits, internships and professional partnerships.See more