Guru Jambheshwar University of Science and Technology

The divine guiding light: Saint Guru Jambheshwar : Guru Jambheshwar Ji was a saint who envisioned in fifteenth century the need of saving nature and initiated the sect to preach and follow the path of harmonious growth with the nature. His Twenty-Nine Commandments became the Bible for human growth and conservation of biodiversity. His commandments included directions for healthy social behaviour, personal hygiene and maintaining good basic health, and worshipping God. His teaching included compassion towards nature and protection of life as the supreme religious goal. He founded the Bishnoi sect in 1485 AD. He expounded his religious philosophy and the essence of these principles in the form of verses. These are distinguished by their vivid and conversational style and moral exhortation. Guru Jambheshwar Ji achieved `Nirvana’ in 1536 in village Lalasar District Bikaner, Rajasthan.

University

Guru Jambheshwar University of Science and Technology started its journey on October 20, 1995 under Haryana State Legislative Act No. 17 of 1995 at Hisar, Haryana State of India to impart education on the frontiers of Technology, Pharmacy, Environmental Studies, Non-conventional Energy Sources, Mass Media and Management Studies.

Today the university is rock standing on three hundred seventy two acres of lush green land with 18 Teaching Departments classified in 10 Faculties for coordinated teaching in particular and effective governance in general. The University at present offers 45 Regular Programmes on Campus including B.Tech, M.Tech, B.Pharma, M.Pharma, B.Physiotherapy, M.Physiotherapy, M.Sc, M.B.A, M.Com and M.C.A. etc. with Ph.D. degree programme in all the Departments. The University also offer 17 Programmes through Distance Mode. These Distance Education Programmes stand approved by the joint committee of UGC, AICTE and DEC.

The University is recognized by the University Grants Commission (UGC) under Section 2(f) for recognition of degrees on 11.1.1996 and under section 12(B) of the UGC Act to be eligible for central assistance on 7.2.1997.

The University has been accredited ‘A’ Grade by National Assessment and Accreditation Council (NAAC), in 2002 as grade `A’ and has been re-accredited as grade `A’ with (CGPA 3.26), in 2009. Thereafter, the University has also been re-accredited third time as “A” Grade with (CGPA 3.28) by National Assessment and Accreditation Council (NAAC), Bangalore for a period of five years from 10.12.2014 to 09.12.2019.

Further, affiliated college of Hisar district from this University offers bachelor and Master degrees in Engineering, Management, Architecture, Physithreapy, Pharmacy, Law, Arts, Commerce, Science and Sports etc.

Research Frontiers

The University has a dedicated team of well qualified faculty members, engaged in teaching and research activities. The total number of papers published by the faculty in peer reviewed journals of national and international repute since 2009-10 is 1935. Of the total 1219 publications listed on Scopus till date, 755 publications (61%) were listed since 2009-10. Besides this, the faculty members have published 48 text books including 17 edited books and contributed 76 chapters in books since 2009-10.

The H-Index of the University has also gone up to 70 at present. Faculty members mobilized and completed projects worth more than Rs.2.5 crores during last 4 years. Eight departments of the university have been awarded the SAP-DRS projects by UGC and the same has been added to their stature and infrastructure.

In addition to this, Department of Bio & Nano Technology is being provided HRD grant for M.Sc. Biotechnology course by the Department of Biotechnology, Govt. of India since 2000, Bioinformatics Facility (BIF) grant by Department of Biotechnology, Govt. of India since 2006, HRD grant for M.Tech. Nano Science & Technology by Ministry of Science & Technology Govt. of India under Nano Mission program. DST-FIST grants have been awarded to Departments of Bio & Nano Technology, Department of Pharmaceutical Science, and Department of Applied Physics.

The university is twice been funded by TEQIP Scheme by World Bank, Board Of Research In Nuclear Science (Department of Atomic Energy) and other agencies like MHRD, MHFW, Ministry of Defence (DRDO), Ministry of Social Justice and Empowerment, Ministry of Youth Affairs and Sports, National Board for Higher Mathematics, Distance Education Council, Ministry of Women and Child Welfare, Department of Scheduled Castes, Haryana. Further, International collaborative project includes sponsorships by DRDO, DST, Govt of India and Ministry of Science & Technology, Thailand which is currently implemented by this university jointly with Asian Institute of Technology, Bangkok, Thailand. The MoU with INFLIBNET for electronic dissemination of Ph.D thesis through open access in Shodhganga is in place.

Infrastructure and Students Support Facilities

The various infrastructural facilities in the campus include: Eight Teaching Blocks, Auditorium, Three Boys Hostels, Four Girls Hostels, One Working Women Hostel, University Central Library, Research Laboratories in each Department, University Computer and Informatics Centre, Administrative Block, University Health Centre, University Sports Grounds, Two Multipurpose Halls for Indoor Games, VIP Guest House, Faculty House, V.C. Residence, University Cafeteria, Shopping Complex, Open Air Theatre, Post Office, Bank, Guru Jambheshwar Bhawan, Water Treatment Plant, Sewerage Treatment Plant, Animal House, Bio Nano-Science Research & Technology Centre, University Sports Stadium. Ch. Ranbir Singh Auditorium is the technical jewel of the university. This gigantic structure is capable of accommodating hundred to eighteen hundred persons at one go in its four state of the art seminars and theatre construction This building is intended for convocations, conferences, seminars, workshops, concerts, ballets, film shows, plays and other stage performances etc. of national & international level.

University Library: The spacious Library contains over 95313 books and 5173 bound periodicals In addition, besides 180 Indian Journals, 175 e-journals, 58 Magazines and 18 Newspapers. The University Library has the access to more than 7100 e-journals UGC-INFONET Consortium and access of ASPP database through AICTE-INDEST Consortium. The Library has the perpetual access of SPSS.

University Computer & Informatics Centre: More than one hundred forty batteries of computers including latest configuration servers and other peripherals are deployed to meet the computing requirements of all the students, research scholars, faculty and staff of the University. In addition, there is a full-fledged language lab which has Clarity Infinity software for language enhancement and personality development of the students. The entire university is connected with high speed internet connection round the clock.

Hostels: There are eight Hostels (three for boys, four for Girls and one for working women) which can accommodate about 2150 students provide all the residential, recreational, sports, academic, finical, informational and stationary facilities within a designated mini campus under the surveillance of close circuit camera.

Sports Facilities: The Sports Complex has one Multipurpose Hall for Indoor games that house two Synthetic Badminton-Rex Courts, Table-Tennis hall, Gymnasium hall with thirteen station Multi-Gym, 06 station Multi-Gym for Women, Weight Lifting arena. There are two cemented Basketball courts with flood lights and cricket pitches, one ground each for Football, Hand ball, Cricket and Athletic events. Facilities also includes Two Volleyball courts and two synthetic Lawn Tennis Courts with flood lights in addition to one cemented Lawn tennis court with practice wall.

Central Instrumentation Laboratory: The Central Instrumentation Laboratory (CIL) is established for the students, research scholars and teachers of the university who are actively engaged in R&D activities in the emerging areas of Science, Technology & Engineering. The CIL is presently having high end instruments like High Performance Liquid Chromatograph (HPLC), Atomic Absorption Spectrophotometer (AAS),UV-VIS-NIR-Spectrophotometer. Nuclear Magnetic Resonance (NMR) Spectrometer (400 MHz) has been installed.

Training & Placement Cell arranges for Pre-Placement talks, written tests, group discussions, personal interviews for the student. The Training and Placement Cell liaisons with the potential industries and provides necessary guidance to the students. The Cell facilitates arranging on-campus placements of students in various industries, makes arrangements for students to participate in off-campus drives.

University Health Centre: Team of three MBBS and BDS doctors handles average one hundred twenty OPD every working day in this three bed minor O.T. on campus hospital with three fully equipped ambulances available twenty four hour. The hospital is fully equipped for complete blood examination and is well equipped with equipments like ECG machine, nebulizer, autoclave, foetal monitor, autoanalyser and hematologyanaylser RVG, Apex locator, scaler etc.

SC/ST Cell & Scholarship: The Cell provides financial support to the reserved categories enshrined by the Centre and State government from time to time The following type of scholarships are granted to the SC and BC candidates under the Schemes of Govt. of India/State Govt. (i) Post Matric Scholarship to SC/ST students, Govt. of India Scheme. (ii) Stipend to B.C. students under State Harijan Welfare Scheme. (iii) Financial help from District Welfare Office for purchase of books etc.

Business Development Group: Business Development Group (BDG) is the nodal agency to coordinate the consultancy activities in the University. The consultancy projects / assignments received by the University are to the tune of Rs. 280 lakhs approx. from various Government agencies including Haryana Government, Haryana State Finance Commission, Public Health Department, Govt. of Haryana, Haryana State Pollution Control Board (HSPCB), Panipat Thermal Plant, Khedar Power Plant, PanipatCo.Op. Sugar Mills Ltd., Panipat, Escort Ltd., AMG Tractor Plant, Hisar-Jind Cooperative Milk Producer Union Ltd. Milk Plant, Jind, JCB India Ltd., Ballabgarh. Various multi-national and National companies are also sponsoring consultancy projects to the University.

Intellectual Property Rights & Technology Commercialization Cell (IPR & TCC): The University has established a separate Cell for the purpose of Documentation and Commercialization of Research. The Cell is named as “Intellectual Property Rights & Technology Commercialization Cell”. The very purpose of creating this Cell is to ensure the `Commercial Use' of University's In-house Research and Technology-Outcomes to outside world.

Human Resource Development Centre: The UGC-Human Resource Development Centre (HRDC) [erstwhile Academic Staff College] of the University has been established during the 11th Plan (2009) in accordance with the National Policy of Education (NPE-1986) with a vision ‘To Facilitate Human Development and Professional Excellence in Academics’ .The National Assessment and Accreditation Council (NAAC) has reviewed this centre i.e. the erstwhile ASC of the University as front runner Performer with Highest Score from amongst the 66 such institutions (erstwhile Academic Staff Colleges) in the country.

Centre for Behavioral Research & Intervention: The CBRI has been involved in providing psychological counselling to students and patients. Career counselling, personality development, awareness programme, community intervention programme, conducting workshops and seminars on psycho-social problems are some of the major objectives of the Centre. The Centre is also working on sponsored research projects in the field of behaviour modification, HIV /AIDS, Violence etc.

Students’ Welfare: The office of the Dean Students Welfare supports the students who otherwise are not covered under reservation. The Dean’s office also extent subsidies on educational tours and daily commuting by the students. Some important facilities provided by this office are as follows: Students Safety Insurance Policy for the regular students of UTD's. Earn While You Learn” Scheme.

Directorate of Youth Welfare: The Directorate of Youth Welfare provides a platform to students to explore their talent at utmost level and foster the feelings of Nationalism, enrich Indian Culture and Art. The Directorate of Youth Welfare infuses and instil in them the confidence to express the talent which otherwise might remain hibernated. The organization of ‘University Youth Festival’ is a regular feature, in addition to cultural and literary activities.

Women's Cell: University Women's Cell has been established to develop and maintain an environment of women safety, dignity and equality on the campus. The university is committed to develop a conducive atmosphere on the campus, where women can work safely with dignity and equal opportunities and takes all the steps required in this direction. The cell works in accordance with the Constitutional and Supreme Court mandate of prohibition of gender discrimination and sexual harassment at work place.

National Service Scheme: The NSS units of Guru Jambheshwar University of Science &Technology are involved in inculcating the feelings of empathy and self-extension among students. To uphold and promote the values of communal harmony, patriotism, and national integration among students and community members through NSS activities is one of the basic objectives of the units. Seven days camps, National integration camps are the integral part of the NSS in the University. The NSS units have been involved in awareness programmes related to prevention of HIV/AIDS, female feticide and drug addiction etc. NSS volunteers are also involved in the activities related to literacy, plantation, cleanliness and blood donation, etc.