New Delhi: IILM University, Gurugram was inaugurated by Honourable Vice President of India Shri M. Venkaiah Naidu today. IILM University has been set up under the Haryana Private Universities (Amendment) Act 2018 which will open its doors to the students from the current academic year starting from July 2018.
The event, held at IILM campus in Lodhi Road, witnessed eminent personalities Dr.S.Y Quraishi, Former Chief Election Commissioner and Chancellor Designate of IILM University, Shri Raj Nehru, Vice Chancellor,Haryana Vishwakarma Skill University among many others.
Dr.Sujata Shahi Vice Chancellor Designate, IILM University in her welcome address said “Today we remember our founder, Dr. Kulwant Rai. In some measure, this is the fulfillment of his dream. IILM University will deliver an academic experience that fosters intellectual curiosity, a critical thought process, self-reflection, leadership and a heightened sensitivity to one’s socio-cultural environment.”
Dr.Quraishi, Chancellor Designate, unfolded the vision of IILM University being global, inclusive and responsible. He highlighted “’IILM University envisages to be a leading Liberal Arts University in Asia with a focus on Entrepreneurship, Innovation and Technology.’’
This was followed by the inauguration of IILM University and release of the IILM University Seal by Honourable Vice President of India. Shri Naidu complimented the entire University on the initiative of setting up liberal arts in Gurgaon. He said “Education is my passion. I am delighted to inaugurate the IILM University and am glad to know that the University mission is in line with the Prime Minister’s vision of inclusive learning and skill development. I am sure the University will enable the vision of a skilled India. The University’s vision of being Global, Inclusive and Responsible is fully in line with this.” He stressed that Liberal education with interdisciplinary approach is a must and said he was glad IILM University is focused on this. Further he added ‘“I am happy to know students who major in economics, design can also major in artificial intelligence at IILM. I wish IILM university well may it rise to great heights in achieving academic excellence”
In his vote of thanks Mr.Raj Nehru said “Nation & society cannot progress until the education we provide synergises physical, mental and emotional aspects with the spiritual value system of a human being.
IILM University envisions a holistic education that reaches the stars but is grounded in character and values.”
Backed by the 25 years’ experience in responsible higher education of IILM Education Trust, IILM University aims to become a leading Liberal Arts University in Asia, with a focus on Entrepreneurship, Innovation and Technology, imbibing skills for lifelong success.
IILM University will offer a holistic and integrated approach to undergraduate and postgraduate education in the areas of Management, Technology, Liberal Arts, Design and Fashion. The University will be a responsible and inclusive center of learning with a global outlook supported by over 30 academic collaborations.
“Center of Excellence in Skills” has been set up by the University which will be focused on National Skill Development Mission to fulfill the growing need in India for skilled manpower. These skills would directly lead to employability. The University’s central location in Gurugram allows it to enjoy a strong industry interface which in turn facilitates delivery of this new age curriculum and easier access to employment opportunities. The University will also have a 40,000 square feet incubation center at the University campus to promote entrepreneurship among students. In lines with “Start Up India, Stand Up India”, the IILM incubation center will enable students to start up their own businesses enabling employment generation and wealth creation.
One of the unique features of the University shall be “The Center of Excellence in Sustainability and Innovation” which is aligned to promoting the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals. IILM has been a UN PRME champion business school since 2010 and works closely with the UN Global Compact in India to promote CSR and Sustainability.
The University campus which is environment friendly is located in Sector 53 Gurugram, and has a built-up area of over 1.5 lakh square feet. The University has a state of the art, modern world class infrastructure and the campus is safe & secure for the students and the faculty members. The campus located on the DLF Golf Course Road, has a convenient connectivity to Delhi, through the Rapid Metro Station, which is located right next to the campus.