GLS UNIVERSITY: PROVIDES CREATIVE ENVIRONMENT TO FACILITATE STANDARDIZED EDUCATION AND OVERALL DEVELOPMENT OF STUDENTS
Unconventional methods of imparting education to students are at the acme. There is a drastic change in the methodologies used before and now to render education. Quality is the distinguishing factor. Universities and colleges do not compromise over the standards; they pay a paramout heed towards offering supernal infrastructural facilities and introducing the latest trends in the arena. GLS University stands at the apex in offering the creative environment to students and also stands out in providing excellent knowledge with astounding faculty. Chandni Kapadia is the Chief Operating Officer of the University.
DIGGING THE HISTORY
Gujarat Law Society laid the foundation of GLS University in the year 1927. Elites such as Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel, Shri Ganesh Mavlankar and Sheth Shri Kasturbhai Lalbhai set lofty standards of excellence in education at the society. Beginning from a single law college in 1927, which was nurtured by Late Shri I.M. Nanavati, and now by Shri Sudhir Nanavati, Gujarat Law Society has been in the field of education for nine decades.
In an era of advancement and modernity, GLS University offers contemporary education with impeccable and eye-catching state-of-the-art infrastructure that manages nearly 29 institutes in various spheres. The University is located at the heart of the city-Ahmedabad that encourages creativity and standardized education with the help of technically sound and the latest tools and techniques. The University has a number of more than 600 teaching and non-teaching efficient people in the staff with more than 25,000 students who are guided and taught cognizantly so that they can effectively carve a niche in their careers and touch the pinnacle of success. The University has a particularly expansive alumni group of more than 1 million spread across the country and world, who have created a distinct identity for themselves, that of being responsible, pragmatic and proactive. GLS University is accredited with several awards at national and international levels for its outstanding contribution in the education domain, GLS University echoes the values that GLS has imparted right since its inception with the steadfast resolve-‘Udwayam Tamasah Pari’, which means ‘Rising above darkness through Education’ and ‘Learn, Love, Serve’ as its motto.
GLS University established as a state private university in February 2015 by an Act of Gujarat State Assembly with the vision to benchmark global standards of education and create path-breaking programs in the areas of strategic importance not only in the country but also across the world. GLS University follows the rules and policies laid by UGC and follows State Legislature norms.
Imparting exemplary education to students with world class study material equipped with modern teaching facilities. The faculty employed in the University consists of ace teachers and professors who are experts in their arenas. All of the professors are Ph.D. qualified or are either pursuing Ph.D. and they ensure to address each of the student’s queries and concerns. The University is also the first in India to introduce a world class Apple Technology Lab. They have equipped the students with the best infrastructure, which also includes a World Class Gym and Incubation Center in the Campus. They have impeccable placement records and international opportunities for students. The courses offered at GLS University have high preference and acceptance in the corporate world which helps the students in gaining world class updated knowledge. To bring out students’ talents and skills, they organize various events like design festivals, sports festivals, Moot court competitions, talent and grooming workshops. The University offers multi disciplinary courses such as Faculty of Commerce, Faculty of Law, Faculty of Business Administration, Faculty of Computer Application and Information technology, Faculty of Computer Technology, Faculty of Management, Faculty of Design, and School of Doctoral Research and Innovation.
“It was a mammoth task to introduce changes in curriculum and syllabus with the current knowledge requirement when GLS was a part of State University. Providing them practical knowledge in line with the corporate need was difficult. We did not want to limit students to just bookish knowledge and where no changes in their course could be incorporated. Establishing GLS University has made all of this possible.”~Chandni Kapadia
To encourage and support women, the University has a good percentage of females working. The staff has 65% of women which indicates that it is a women-centric organization. They also have Women Development Cell and Women Committees to address their issues and ensure their growth.
The lady herself says, “All of our work at par and each of our staff whether a dean, faculty or an administrative clerk everybody puts in an equal amount of efforts. Each individual in GLS University has an important contribution to where it stands today and we are all a huge family working towards a common goal i.e. student success.”
RESPONSIBILITY TOWARDS SOCIETY
GLS University has been actively undertaking Socially Responsible activities like conducting blood donation camps, teaching underprivileged kids & distributing food and clothes to the needy. GLS University has also adopted a village named Bakrol located 20 kms away from Ahmedabad where it undertakes various activities such as establishing & maintaining a Secondary and Higher Secondary School, providing water connections to households, setting up water tanks for preservation, providing Skill Development oriented education to the youth, conducting awareness programmes for the youth to live an addiction free life, establishing & maintaining the drainage system in the whole Bakrol Village, equipping Panchayat offices and schools with infrastructure and Wifi connection.
FEATHERS IN THE CAP
Shri Sudhir Nanavati, the President of GLS University, is the one who has given GLS University wings to fly. He has nurtured GLS University like his baby. He has various awards to his credit which includes ‘Visionary Award in the field of Law & Education’ by Vision Foundation of Gujarat & ‘Gold Star Award’ by Indian Achievers Forum, Bangkok for Excellence in Education. GLS University’s Bcom, BBA and BCA courses have been ranked amongst top 10 in the Country by India Today. Although it has only spent 5 years in education, GLS Law College and GLS Institute of Design are among the top colleges in India.
“Come to GLS University and experience a whole new way of learning and contribute to being the face of tomorrow’s economy & growth – India and Worldwide”~ Chandni Kapadia