At present, there are four departmental libraries and a Central Library to meet the wide range of needs of students, faculty members, research scholars and academicians. The central library is fully automated, interconnected having physical security surveillance, and fully protected with fire alarm system. The Central Library is using the latest version of SOUL 2.0. The central library of the institution works 10:00 a.m. to 05:00p.m. throughout the year. The library users have access to 6,000+ e-journals, 1, 64,000+ e-books, 130+ Shodhganga resources and other e-databases. All the e-resources are based on IP access module which can be accessed anywhere in the campus having LAN connectivity.
To promote the authenticity, reliability and quality of the research work the library and the research cell can use anti-plagiarism software namely URKUND, to check the plagiarism in thesis, research papers, dissertations and reports of the students, research scholars, and faculty members. The automated library facilitate the collection, storage, and dissemination of resources and valuable information database to its users in the institution.
The University encourages the extensive use of ICT in teaching-learning process, innovation and research. The faculty members of the university are trained in developing e-content and teaching learners through ICT means. The methods used for applying ICT in teaching-learning process are through LCD projectors, Smart Boards, Video Conferencing, Online classes, Google Quiz, SWAYAM and MOOCs lectures, etc. Three studios have been set up for e-content development. Both the teachers and learners are trained in developing and managing e-content and resources from time to time. There are 12 ICT enabled classrooms in the campus; 3 ICT enabled auditoriums; and 3 seminar halls are daily used for top-notch quality learning-teaching process. Online tests and e-assignments are conducted which make students responsive about the ICT-enabled learning.
Wi-Fi Based Campus
The campus has unlimited Wi-Fi for students and teachers under MEICT project since 2003. Each classroom has LAN facility with high speed internet. The EDUSAT and computer lab are equipped with hi-tech computers with broadband facility. The students have access to computer in computer lab for browsing the data in their free time.
Many innovative practices are incessantly introduced with the aim of bringing new insights in the knowledge of the allied field and an intrusive spirit among the academicians, research scholars and students. The research infrastructure in the university includes separate research rooms and labs, Wi-Fi, high speed internet connection, latest information laden library, plagiarism tool, SPSS data analysis, journal section, etc.
Outreach Programmes of IIRS
Outreach programmes of IIRS (Indian Institute of Remote Sensing) available in the Department of Geography have enhanced the opportunity of learning, going beyond the traditional classroom approach, anytime anywhere. The Department of Geography is the nodal centre of the IIRS from 2018. Certificate courses and several workshops are conducted for students and faculty members under the flagship of IIRS in the campus. The programme is not only useful for the students of Geography for all the students of the deemed to be University.
The institution has incorporated SWAYAM and MOOCs courses for the students in the curriculum on the credit based system. The coordinators coordinate with students about the latest interdisciplinary courses and mentor them to pass the examination. As per the designed curriculum, the UG students have to pass SWAYAM courses of 4 credits. The inculcation of SWAYAM courses in the curriculum was done to expose the students to the latest trends of education in their respective fields.
The University has separate hostels for boys and girls at affordable rates. The hostel has all the basic facilities staring from electricity to gym. The hostels have Wi-Fi with 600 occupancies. The hostel wardens treat the hostlers as their own ward and take proper care of them.
Training and Placement Cell
The training and placement cell has been established with an aim to develop a strong framework for rewarding and professional career. The T & P cell of the institution provides pre-placement training to the students.
Skill Developmental Programs
Various certificate courses in advanced technology and methods such as Vermi Composting, Pearl Culture, Kirajadi, Mushroom Cultivation, and skill education trainings are available to the students. These courses develop professional skills among students. Life skill training programs such as sewing, art, and craft, etc are organized to open up new vistas for students as per their choice.
Various committees have been constituted as per the norms of the UGC to ensure the welfare of the students:
1. Anti Ragging Committee
2. Students Grievance Cell
3. Sexual Harassment Cell
The functions and helpline number of the committees have been displayed on the walls of the campus buildings and hostels.
Sports and Cultural Activities
Physical activities have always remained integral part of the campus life as it envisions the holistic development of the learners through physical, academics, and community welfare activities. The sports and yoga facilities have incessantly evolved and developed to meet the requirements of the students. The robust infrastructure of the institution promotes multitude of indoor and outdoor games such as cricket, basket ball, baseball, football, lawn tennis, running, chess, carom, yoga, etc.
The institution has well-equipped gym separately for boys and girls. The gym is spacious, well-planned and well-maintained to boost the corporeal power and inner strength of the students. The physical trainer is available for providing apt training to the students.
1. Basketball Court
2. Lawn Tennis Court
3. Athletic Running Track 400 meter
4. Chin up Bar
5. Designed Obstacle Ground (Physical Training)
6. Cricket Ground
7. Volleyball Court
8. Football Ground
4. Table Tennis
The colossal infrastructure is available at the campus for intra and extramural activities:
Ram Manch: The Ram Manch has 21330 square feet plinth area with 25066 square feet covered area having the seating capacity of 5000 persons. The Ram Manch has a colossal stage along with the proper audio-visual system, and projectors. The stage is best suited for cultural activities.
Yagyashala: The inner peace of mind is the most sought after in today's hustle and busy life. For internal peace and prosperous future of all Yagyashala is available in front of Pranav Kutir having 225 square feet covered area. The Yagyashala has in-built Hawan Kund and proper fire extinguishing system for emergency. In Yagya only biodegradable substances are used. Besides, paper plates are used wherever and whenever needed. No plastic or combustible substances are used in nearby areas.
Rajiv Gandhi Kridangan: The Rajiv Gandhi Kridangan has 488899 square feet covered area bounded by huge walls with proper exit and entry points. Besides regular use for various ground is used to organize various sports events; colossal cultural activities and national festivals such as Independence Day, Republic Day, International Yoga Day, etc.
Prashal/Auditorium: Four auditoriums are available in the campus each having approx 3000 square feet covered area with seating arrangement of 500 persons. The auditoriums are available in each faculty and in main building with well-equipped audio-visual system and projectors. The cultural activities and indoor sports activities are organized faculty-wise as well as collectively in the Prashal.
Rangmanch: The Rangmanch or theatre is available in the Shramdan Udhyan of the Faculty of Education having 580 square feet covered area. The students attend their drama classes and practice for plays and theatre activities in the Rangmanch.
Basketball Court: Two basketball courts are available in the campus with an area of 7950 square feet are available for students and staffs with proper lighting system.
Badminton Court: Three badminton courts of 1000 square feet are available for students and staffs with proper lighting system, especially for the evening hours.
Sports Room: Each faculty has one sports room of 770 square feet. The sports rooms are equipped with the equipments of indoor and outdoor sports, first-aid kit, weighing machine, seating arrangements, etc.
Rover Ranger Activities
1. Rover Ranger Samagam (National Gathering of Rovers and Rangers), Rover Moot / Ranger Meet. Rover Service Camp, Adventure Programs, Trekking Camps in Himalayas, Sea Coast and Deserts, Mountaineering, Water Activities.
2. Disaster Management & Preparedness
3. Community Development programs
4. Handicrafts & Vocational Courses
5. Youth forums, Youth Parliament, Group discussions
6. Life Skill development program that includes development of Survival Skills through exposure to adventure/international events.
Mentor-Mentee System (Aapna Pariwar)
The main focus of mentorship is to develop the all-round personality of the students and to make them more professionally competent and responsible citizens by the time they leave the university. Each faculty member functions as a counselor for a group of students, the ratio is about 1:24 (teacher-student) during the entire period of their study in the university. The teachers assist the students to cope up with the curriculum, academic stress, participate in co-curricular and extracurricular activities, solve personal issues, as well as groom their skills and assist in their personality development.
Friendly Environment for the Differently Abled Persons
In the institution ramps are available for the differently abled persons. They can use the ramp instead of staircases. The campus has the facilities for such people who move about in wheelchairs. Accessible toilets are designed with large floor space to make easy in and out movement for wheelchair users and also for unisex groups. To transcribe the answer for the student in university examinations and internal assessment tests, the scribe facility is also provided to those students who have difficulty in producing clear text or diagrams due to various reasons.
Central Mess and Canteen
The University owns Central Mess which provides healthy, hygienic and tasty food at affordable rates. The breakfast, lunch, dinner etc are easily available to students, staff and others in the university campus.
Amenities at Walking Distance
The following amenities are available at the university campus:
1. Automated Teller Machine (ATM)
2. Bank branch of Punjab National Bank.
3. Post Office
4. Transportation Facilities for students
Free Medical Check-up
Shri Bhanwar Lal Dugar Ayurved Vishwa Bharti (hereafter SBLD AVB), the renowned Ayurved Medical College is run but also owned by the parent institution i.e. Gandhi Vidya Mandir. All the facilities available at the medical college are extended to the students. Continuous health monitoring and timely medical check-ups are available for the students. The immediate facilities and emergency services (including Ambulance) are provided at the campus by the renowned SBLD AVB Physicians and surgeons.
Mental Wellness Activities
Pro-active measures are taken by the University for mental wellness of the students by way of social programmes, celebrations of major festivals etc, Sarv-Dharma Prarthana, regular assembly and prayer, Sangeet Sandhya, Bhajan Kirtan, counseling, practice of regular Yogasan & Pranayam and Yognidra etc. An exceedingly green-campus amidst rural settings of dreary desert adds immensely pleasant environment for the physical and mental well-being of the students.