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Shoolini University announces innovative courses for new session, professional yoga courses introduced for the first time in region

Recent ranking puts Shoolini at number 1 slot among private universities in Himachal Pradesh

Solan, May 31, 2018: Shoolini University here today announced innovative courses for the new academic session. Meanwhile, in a recent ranking by Education World, Shoolini has emerged as Himachal’s Number 1 private university and India’s 39th best private university.

The University has also outperformed in quality of research, when compared with top 10 Indian universities and IITs, and is falling between ten Indian best universities and ten best global universities.  It is nearly at par with average global best universities in percentage of papers published in 10% level of most cited worldwide journals being at 28.2% of Shoolini against 28.8% of global average.  Regarding percentage of international collaboration the university is near to international level of 47% as compared to Shoolin’s data of 38% while that of Indian best average is 17.8%.  

Addressing the media, Prof. P.K. Khosla, Vice Chancellor, Shoolini University, informed, new courses are unique and some of them are first of their kind in the region. These include agricultural engineering, data analysis, yoga, network engineering, digital journalism and disaster management, which have been introduced for the first time in this region.  The doctoral programme in Yoga is also being started to strengthen the research base of Yogic sciences.

He also informed Shoolini University in Solan has emerged amongst the top universities of India as per rankings given by the prestigious National Institutional Ranking Framework (NIRF) set up by union ministry of Human Resource Development (HRD). It has not only retained its position in the top overall 101-150 band from among institutions of higher learning in the country but has earned a slot in the 51-75 band in MBA and has improved its performance in pharmacy by attaining 30th rank. The university has over 178 alliances with Indian and Global universities including other prestigious institutes and 200 plus students are in global exchange programme.

Giving the information about new courses, the Vice Chancellor informed,        B.Sc (Hons) Agriculture degree of 8 semesters and having 60 seats, prepares students for a wide range of careers in the agriculture industry and ancillary organization. School of Agriculture aims to produce able agriculture scientists and engineers, who are well equipped to meet the challenges of climate change and nascent second green revolution.

B Sc Hospitality & Hotel Administration has been introduced through National Council for Hotel Management and Catering Technology JEE or any other recognised entrance test, including Shoolini’s own test.

Prof. Khosla said, through diploma in network engineering, one can go in for an advanced programme for those seeking career advancement in the field of network design and management. Vast job opportunities are available as technical professionals who are responsible for functional efficiency of computer networks in an organization.

B Sc Yoga programme, first in the region, which will have 60 seats, provides in-depth knowledge to the students about yoga, its foundation, application and the benefits. The course has been specially designed to meet the growing need of yoga instructors, professionals and researchers both at national and international levels.  Several job opportunities are available for yoga professionals in various fields like educational institutions, health resorts, five star hotels, gymnasia, medical institutions and therapy centres.  While BSc Yoga will comprise of 6 semesters, MSc Yoga will be of 4 semesters. Doctoral programme in Yoga will also be a step for advancement of research in yogic sciences in the region.

With the growing need for social media networking, the university has introduced digital journalism course. This course will give an insight to the students on how to plan social media strategies, reaching out to the right audience, content management and appropriate graphics/ visual support for better impact.

Disaster management is another important course which has been added by the university. This will help in training the students to carry out rescue operations in case of tragedies and natural calamities.  Affiliation and partnership has also been sought with the University College of London. This is an ideal course for the Indian Himalayan States.

I am happy to report that the Shoolinii University has achieved cent per cent placement in MBA, B.Tech (Biotechnology), B.Tech (Mechanical Engineering) and B.Tech (Electrical Engineering) programmes.

Shoolini University has also signed the MOU with Yunnan Minzu University, Kuming, China for bilateral partnership.  A team of five teachers from Shoolini University is proceeding to China and participate in the International Yoga Day being celebrated in Yunnan University, China on June 21, 2018. The team is to organize a workshop on Yoga in Sichuan University.

Shoolini University is the first university of the region to take up its initiative working towards 100 percent employability to its students. Under the Mission 130 programme launched by the university today, it will work towards not only preparing its graduates for various job opportunities but also by partnering with top companies to attain its objective which aims at 100 percent employability for its graduates in quality jobs, while 30 percent will be able to pursue great careers.

BOX: NEW COURSES AT SHOOLINI

B Tech Agricultural Engineering

M Sc Data Analysis

B Sc (Hons) Agriculture

B Sc Yoga

M Sc Yoga

B Sc Hospitality & Hotel Management

PG Diploma in Network Engineering

PG Diploma in Digital Journalism

PG Diploma in Disaster Management