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Eternal University: Empowering Women of 21st Century through Value-Based Education

Author : HER Team

HER Team

Prof. H. S. Dhaliwal , Vice Chancellor Eternal University

Comprising half of the Indian population, women in India are still in a state where they are suppressed and underrepresented, in one or other point of life. Except a few high achievers, many are striving hard to get their most deserved respect in the society.This bitter scenario can only be changed if they are amply empowered and educated. Addressing this prevailing crisis, Eternal University, one of the first girls' universities in Northern India was established amidst the captivating surroundings of Himachal Pradesh in educational campus popularly known as Baru Sahib - The Valley of Divine Peace. Eternal University, which is sponsored by Kalgidhar Trust and established by Himachal Pradesh Government Act No. 3 of 2009, offers a conducive and immensely safe environment to study.

A beautifulresidential campus located away from the maddening crowd of the city is one of the many features that make Eternal University a favoriteeducation destination among the students. It encompasses state-of-the-art facilities like out-door and indoor sports spaces, comfortable hostels, well-equipped laboratories, research facilities and so on. "The objective is to provide the young women a wing to fly and achieve the goals they have set for their career. We render perpetual support to our students during their stay at the campus through delivering a cutting-edge scientific and technical education merged with spiritual and holistic development," says Prof. H. S. Dhaliwal, Vice Chancellor, Eternal University.

Eternal is the only university among the 17 private universities in Himachal Pradesh that offers B.Sc. in Agriculture and B. Tech. in Food Technology for girl students as per the ICAR's Fifth Deans' Committee recommendations



Recognized by UGC, AICTE, INC, NCTE, DRDO, DSIR, and DBT, the University offers nearly 65-degree programmes in its seven constituent colleges at undergraduate, postgraduate and Ph. D. levels in Basic Sciences, Engineering & Technology, Renewable Energy, Agriculture, Management, Economics, Commerce, Nursing, Public Health and many more. The University ensures grant to the students a value-based education and inculcate in them necessary values and etiquettes by following a modern Gurukul system. Prof. Dhaliwal pinpoints, "The Nursing College of the University is counted as one of the best nursing colleges in the north of Delhi where we offer M.Sc. Nursing in five areas of specialization with a promise of cent percent placement." Alongside, Eternal is the only university among the 17 private universities in Himachal Pradesh that offers B.Sc. in Agriculture and B. Tech. in Food Technology for girl students as per the ICAR's Fifth Deans' Committee recommendations.

Prof. Dhaliwal shares, "The Kalgidhar Trust has been promoting rural education with major attention on women empowerment through a network of 129 CBSE affiliated Akal Academies in the six states of northern India. Owing to which, girls belonging to underprivileged rural families are selected and sponsored by the Trust and are given opportunity to study at the undergraduate level in the Eternal University in various disciplines".

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