The Path Set out by the Founder of Gandhi Vidya Mandir
Gandhi Vidya Mandir* signifies an educational establishment that sows the seed of humanism into each human being. If I were to elaborate, 'Gandhi Vidya' would augment a lifestyle that is useful and benign to all; a lifestyle which could unite human society, despite diversity of views, environments and aptitudes, by an abiding bond of love; and that should, as well, be able to prevent the degeneration of human society by providing equitable education of the highest quality in different streams of knowledge.
It would foster rural upliftment, character building, creation of an addiction-free society, selfpurification, awareness for health and hygiene, 'think no ill- do no ill' to anyone, and extend a helping hand in fulfilling the basic needs of society. I would call it GANDHI VIDYA, and its veritable sanctum would be MANDIR.
*The literal meaning of Gandhi Vidya Mandir is Temple of Gandhian Education.
Our Founder Vice-Chancellor Late Shri Milap Dugar Said...
Wedded to the Gandhian ideology of non-violence and universal brotherhood, Gandhi Vidya Mandir (GVM) is one of the few educational institutions in India providing quality education from pre-primary to doctoral level, even to students belonging to the most deprived sections of society.
IASE (Deemed to be University), a unit of GVM, is a veritable amalgam of students and faculty, which is broadly representative of the diversity of the Indian nation. Included in that bouquet are shades and fragrances of other nations too. The University has dynamic plans, mainly through admissions and recruitments. IASE (Deemed to be University) has robust infrastructure and programming facilities to accommodate and maximize the educational advantages of the campus's rich tradition of access, equity and excellence.
Our campus, in existence for more than 60 years, had an humble beginning, with no great support from the movers and shakers of society. Being located in a deprived desert zone made it that much more difficult. We have to take the initiative to prove to the world that education leads to development. We need to prove wrong those who say education is not a public welfare activity but a money-spinning industry. We have proved this statement wrong in our working. We are committed to take the legacy of our founding fathers forward.
GVM boasts of a glorious past. It has grown from strength-to-strength and its 60 years history is a saga of stride, struggle and success. As a result, 'Service with Sincerity' is our watchword and 'ज्ञानभानुर्भासताम', our motto. 'May the Sun of Knowledge Shine '. (the Sun knows no discrimination and fills the entire world with the life-giving light and warmth).
Message from Chancellor, IASE (Deemed to be University)
There is nothing so sublime and pure as knowledge says the Bhagwat Gita. Before disseminating a sublime, pure and powerful thing like knowledge the recipient must be prepared to use it correctly. Indian sages called this सुपात्र विद्या दान. The Sages also described the objective of learning as ‘‘सा विद्या या विमुक्तये’’ 'true knowledge is that which liberates'. For peace and progress tomorrow the future citizens must be released from all bondings and reservations of caste, creed, region, language, gender, religion etc. This could be possible by instilling human values in them, and the best way of doing it is through education, thereby propagating the idea of Vasudhaiva Kutumbhkam i.e. 'whole world is a fraternity'. Without this, knowledge becomes dangerous and self destructive. The founder of Gandhi Vidya Mandir, Swami Ramsharanji, a first generation Gandhian, visualized this 64 years ago and started this institution with the objective of inculcating values in the citizens of tomorrow. He said, 'Humanity has tried all possible means in the search of peace like reforms in social, political and economic systems and even religion, but none could deliver; this leads us to education as the last resort'. That is why, he integrated the imparting of Human Values with full spectrum of educational activities in this institution; all educational ventures. This includes the inventions and subsequent unending reforms in the systems of society, politics, economy and even religion in all the courses taught at Gandhi Vidya Mandir including IASE (Deemed to be University). That legacy was ably continued by our Ex-President and first Vice Chancellor Late Shri Milap Dugar. I am happy to see all the present faculty members, administrators and staff fully wedded to these principles.
As a principle, Gandhi Vidya Mandir along with IASE (Deemed to be University) is covenant to convert its students into duty bound human beings instead of money minting machines.
Kanak Mal Dugar
From The Desk of Vice-Chancellor
University is a community of learners. The purpose of the university is to create value oriented individuals who can contribute to the overall nation building. IASE (Deemed to be University) has been providing opportunities in the domain of higher education. Education and training imparted here have roots in Indian tradition with global outlook. We help students to enhance their knowledge, skill and capacity building to transform them into competent individuals to meet challenges of life successfully. By following the objectives of sponsoring society GVM, we are taking care of rural, tribal and weaker sections of society. The students graduating from this university are placed in responsible positions in various government departments, academia and industry.
The academic programmes of the university allow the choice and flexibility, provide a clear intellectual and professional focus tailored to emerging needs. We are endeavoring to continue to adapt, evolve and respond to the challenges in research and academia in the global context. With sincere efforts and willingness to carry forward rich heritage of our sponsoring society, Gandhi Vidya Mandir, we have potential to provide quality higher education.
IASE (Deemed to be University) takes pride in having very good infrastructure, learning resources, laboratories, ICT facilities, libraries, hostels, sports complex etc., which make the environment conducive to learning. We are determined to put in all our efforts and resources to keep pace with fast emerging needs of the students, society, industry and academia.
Prof. Devendra Mohan