MGM University, Aurangabad: First Self-financed University of Marathwada region.mgmu
Higher education sector in the world is facing three major challenges such as technology-driven, curriculum design -driven and employability-driven challenges. There are 921 universities in India and among them are 333 private sector universities including 49788 colleges / institutions. Now in India, the quality competition among public and private universities has reached to it’s peak. This competitive environment among Higher Education Institutions (HEIs), both public and private has become source of quality enhancement.
In Maharashtra state itself there are newly established 13 self-financed i.e. state private universities, during last three years. The MGM University of Aurangabad is established by Mahatma Gandhi Mission Trust. The MGM University Act is passed by the Government of Maharashtra by an Act bearing number Maharashtra Act XXVI of 2019. This Act has been passed by the Maharashtra Legislative Assembly & Maharashtra Legislative Council in the month of July 2019 and is published in the authentic Gazette of the Government of Maharashtra on 22nd July 2019. “The MGM UNIVERSITY ACT 2019” has come in to force from 20th of August 2019. And it’s operationalization started from 9th September 2019. It has 2(f) status of the University Grant Commission, New Delhi as the ‘Stat Private University’ in the Maharashtra. It’s a landmark achievement in the history of the MGM Group as well as the higher education history of Marathwada region of Maharashtra state as it’s the first self-financed university (private) of Marathwada region. The MGM Group of Institutions has a legacy of quality education with in all 67 institutions/ colleges and centres with proven academic credentials of four decades. It has founded one deemed to be Health University (MGM Institute of Health Sciences) at Navi Mumbai, and now The MGM University at Aurangabad in 2019 .
Birth of The MGM University, Aurangabad
The MGM University based at MGM Campus Aurangabad is established by an enactment passed by the Maharashtra Legislative Assembly and Council in the month of July 2019 and The MGM University Act 2019 came in force from 20th of August 2019. Thus The MGM-U is born during the year of 150th birth anniversary of father of our nation and spirit behind the MGM group of Institutions Mahatma Gandhi. What would have been the other rightful occasion to celebrate Gandhi’s 150th birth Anniversary? Universities are makers & builders of future and MGM’s mission is to nurture nation’s new generation by imbibing Gandhian philosophy and ethical values. In a way giving them what Mahatma Gandhi has described as the “Nayi Talim”. Here it is worth mentioning that, Mahatma Gandhi himself was of the opinion that, higher education imparting universities of India as an independent nation must be self-financing and supported by the public opinion based on their quality and standing and not on the public exchequer or Government’s financial grants.
The MGM UNIVERSITY, Aurangabad is going to follow the same path. Mahatma Gandhi wrote in November 1947 that, “Is it not wisdom, does not a duty to the country dictate, that before we embark on new universities we should stop and fill our own lungs first with the ozone of our newly got buildings and treasures of gold and silver.
What it does need most of all is the intelligent backing of public opinion. It should have a large reservoir of teaching to draw upon and its founders should be far-seeing.
In my opinion, it is not for a democratic state to find the money for funding universities.If the people want them they will supply the funds. Universities so founded will adorn the country which they represent.” -Nov’1947
On the sound footing of self- reliance path and prestige the MGM group has earned during nearly last four decades and with commitment to social and gender justice The MGM UNIVERSITY is marching ahead under the leadership of its founding Chairman , an alumnus of Mumbai IIT and former Cabinet Minister of Higher & Technical Education , Government of Maharashtra Hon’ble Kamalkishor Kadam and other learned trustees Vice -President Dr. P. M. Jadhav, Secretary and backbone of the MGM Trust Mr. Ankushrao Kadam , as well as equally active trustees Prin. Prataprao Borade , former VC of MGM’s Health Sciences deemed university in Navi Mumbai Dr. Sudhir Kadam, Er.Vishwas Kadam and Dr.Nitin Kadam.
Constituents of MGM University:
Under the newly founded The MGM University there shall be conducted colleges and institutions, which have already achieved brand names in their respective field of knowledge including Jawaharlal Nehru Engineering College ( JNEC) under academic leadership of Prin. Dr. Harirang Shinde, Institute of Management ( IOM) under academic leadership of Col. Dr. Pradeepkumar, Mahagami – Sangeet Acadamy , under academic leadership of Guru Parvati Datta , Institute of Hotel Management (IHM) under leadership of Prof. Rupesh Bhavsar, College of Journalism & Mass Communication ( CJMC) under leadership of Prin. Dr. Rekha Shelke , Dr. G. Y. Pathrikar College of Computer Science and Information Technology ( GYPCS& IT) under leadership of Prin. Dr. Prapti Deshmukh , Institute of Fashion Design ( IFD )under leadership of Prof. Shubha Mahajan , Institute of Biosciences & Biotechnology ( IBT ) under the leadership of Dr. S.N. Harke, School of Indian & Foreign Languages under leadership of Dr. Rashmi Jaybhaye, College of Fine Arts ( CFA ) under the leadership of Prof. Rajesh Shah, Department of Film Arts ( DFA) under the leadership of Prof. Shiv Kadam, Department of Photography under the leadership of Prof. Baiju Patil, Institute of Competitive Exams Lt. Col. Dr. Satish Dhage, School of Education & Physical Education, Centre for Khadi and Paithani Research. In the academic year 2019-20 the MGM University will begin its operations with 21 programs and 200 students. From the next academic year (2020-21) it will have more than 3000 student admissions, in the disciplines of Engineering, Arts, Science, Management, Commerce, Fine & Performing Arts, Computer Science & Information Technology, Biotechnology & Biosciences, Journalism & Mass Communication, Photography, Film Art, Physical Education, Fashion Design, Hotel Management, Indian & Foreign Languages, Psychology, Economics, Social Work, Mathematics, Statistics, Chemistry, Physics and other futuristic areas such as mechatronics, Artificial Intelligence, Big Data Analytics, Internet of Things (IoT), Virtual Reality, Robotics, Augmented Reality.
In adherence with the Quality Mandate 2022 of the University Grants Commission ( UGC ), the MGM UNIVERSITY shall adopt CBCS ( Choice -Based Credit System ) under the LOCF ( Learning Outcome -based Curriculum Framework) the programs of the MGM University are being designed and ultimate aim is to inculcate values and employability skills among students. The MGM University will deploy innovative Teaching and Learning Methodology (TLMs), such as SBL (Service Based Learning), RBL (Research Based Learning), PBL (Project Based Learning) and Learning By Doing (LBD).
The MGM University will focus on providing Outcome Based Education (OBE) as per the international standards along with internships. As the MGM University is committed to Gandhian Philosophy, we are offering Gandhian Studies and Ethical Value Education as the fundamental courses for every student.
The MGM University has planned to attract international students from developing world including East & South Asia, Arab World and Africa. We are expecting 100+ international students from the academic year 2020-21.
The Founding Chancellor of the MGM University, Aurangabad is veteran educationist Ankushrao Kadam, the Pro-Chancellor is Prof. Dr.Rajan Velukar and founding Vice-Chancellor is Prof. Dr. Sudhir Gavhane. The founding Registrar of the MGM University, Aurangabad is Prof. Ashish Gadekar, the Controller of Examination (CoE) is Col. Dr. Pradeepkumar and Chief Finance & Account Officer is Mr. Bharat Pentawar. Please visit the website for further information: www.mgmu.ac.in
The MGM University: Highlights
The MGM University is the first Self-financed University of Marathwada region. of Maharashtra state.
The MGM University is established on the occasion of 150th Birth Anniversary Year of father of the nation Mahatma Gandhi.
The MGM University will deploy innovative Teaching and Learning Methodology (TLMs), such as SBL (Service Based Learning), RBL (Research Based Learning), PBL (Project Based Learning) and Learning By Doing (LBD).
Future ready higher education programs such as Big Data Analytics, Robotics, Artificial Intelligence, Constriction Management, Photography, Film Art, Statistics, Fashion Design,Fine & Performing Arts and Sports.
The MGM University has quality Physical & Academic infrastructure, and world class sports facilities.
The MGM University stands for Quality, Affordability, Security, Green-Clean and Academic Ambiences.