I feel immense pleasure and a sense of responsibility on being appointed as the Vice-Chancellor of this temple of learning named after the great saint, Baba Guru Ghasidasji, who descended on the pious land of Chhattisgarh. Guru Ghasidas Central University is the Central University of Chhattisgarh which bears the important charge of providing job-oriented education, taking care of the educational aspirations, dissemination of quality education and enlightenment of the people of local society and remote areas. We shall make efforts in a comprehensive manner to grow this University, named after the great saint Baba Guru Ghasidasji, like a banyan tree of higher learning at national and international level.
I communicate, at the start of the new academic session 2021-2022, my best wishes to all the teachers, officers, employees, research scholars, and students of the university. There are prospects, opportunities, and aims available for us, by pursuing which we will stand at par with the leading universities of the country. Infrastructure development along with improvement in academic quality, and development of new dimensions of research and innovation are the foremost in our priorities.
Smooth implementation of various ambitious plans of Government of India such as ‘Ek Bharat, Shrestha Bharat’, ‘Unnat Bharat Abhiyan’, National Service Scheme (NSS), National Cadet Corps (NCC), and ‘Swachata Abhiyan’ will be ensured. A new milestone will be established in the area of interdisciplinary research with 3 MV high-current pelletron accelerator project.
A University is a place of global learning across all disciplines. Our Prime Minister, Shri Narendra Modi Ji, declared ‘National Education Policy-2020’ on 29th July, 2020, keeping in mind the holistic approach of education from the pre-primary to the post-graduate and research level. It is my firm opinion that ‘National Education Policy-2020’ will be a game changer for India at national and international level, leading to all kinds of social, economic, political and strategic growth. The entire nation is dedicated to implementing ‘NEP-2020’ in a complete manner. Our Prime Minister has addressed the nation and informed about the regress of the implementation of NEP-2020 on its anniversary day, 29th July 2021, for its effective follow-up.
I look forward to an unconditional support and cooperation from all stakeholders to enhance the quality and standard of higher education at Guru Ghasidas Vishwavidyalaya, Bilaspur. I am sure that our honest and combined efforts for the progress of Guru Ghasidas Vishwavidyalaya will certainly result in setting a new benchmark in the field of higher education.
I request philanthropist, industrialist, alumni and pillars of the society to donate profusely to Guru Ghasidas Vishwavidyalaya for the cause of betterment of higher education and of the student perusing their studies on the campus. I welcome innovative ideas for the growth of the students of Guru Ghasidas Vishwavidyalaya and of the society in a holistic manner. The region surrounding Bilaspur in Chhattisgarh state is in dire need of good industries and financial institutions. I will appreciate industries for helping with their cooperation in creating a strong industry-institution interaction with the University. The underlying idea of the said efforts is to ensure that well-rounded graduates come out of Guru Ghasidas Vishwavidyalaya.
I am open to all good and innovative suggestions for the betterment of Guru Ghasidas Vishwavidyalaya and its students. I look forward once again to the institutions of higher education and learning, research institutes, industries, FICCI, ASSOCHAM, local Chamber of Commerce, professional bodies, Municipal Corporation of Bilaspur, Local and State Administration and all stakeholders for their kind cooperation in the growth and development of Guru Ghasidas Vishwavidyalaya.
Prof. Alok Kumar Chakrawal