A purposefully designed, innovative, and rigorous higher education model that delivers holistic, well-founded outcomes, the Eternal University curriculum offers graduate and post graduate level learning better than the traditional universities. Sponsored by Kalgidhar Trust under the leadership of Baba Iqbal Singh ji former Director Agriculture, Himachal Pradesh, Eternal University is determined to work diligently on imparting value based education with more emphasis on women literacy and empowerment. The university is to foster and permeate higher and quality education with value added programs, providing all facilities in terms of technology and platforms for all round development with societal awareness and nurture the youth with international competencies and exemplary level of employability even under highly competitive environment so that our students are innovative, adaptable and capable of handling problems faced by our country and the world at large.
Situated in the pristine divine valley of HP, Eternal University is completely residential and has lowest fee structure among the private universities. The university has the provision of scholarship for the research scholars as well as 'Earn while you Learn' facility for the PG and other research scholars.
"We want to produce good human beings who are equally skilled and capable at their work," says, Prof. H. S. Dhaliwal, Vice Chancellor, Eternal University. He believes that the values and culture will form the foundation and set the direction in which the university designs its various programmes or initiatives.
Eternal University is among a few private universities in India and the first in Himachal Pradesh toencourage higher education among girls, providing UG programmes exclusively for girls amalgamating high quality scientific and technical education with spiritual rejuvenation. "We are one of the few universities in India offering value based education in general and undergraduate courses exclusively for girl students and women empowerment," says, Dr. H. S. Dhaliwal.
Baba Attar Singh Ji had desired that the place should be established as spiritual centre for the education institutions imparting value based education combined with the modern scientific education on the pattern of old Gurukuls like Takshashila and Nalanda Universities of the past. Therefore, away from all the pollution, noise, drugs and the hustle and bustle of cities, the fully residential Eternal University stands tall in the most peaceful little town of Himachal Pradesh, Baru Sahib, better known as the Valley of Divine Peace.
Established by Himachal Pradesh Government by the enactment of Act No. 3 of 2009, the university has seven constituent colleges offering quality academic programmes in the field of Basic Sciences, Engineering and Technology, Economics, Commerce and Management, Health and Allied Sciences including Nursing and Public Health, Agriculture, Biotechnology, Renewable Energy, Divine Music and Education. These programmes have been duly recognized by the UGC, AICTE, INC, NCTE, DSIR, DRDO and DBT and the award of 12(B) status by the UGC is under consideration.
The international universities linked to Eternal University are John Hopkins University; Medical School, University of Maryland, Baltimore; University of California, Riverside and San Diego, USA; and University of British Columbia, Canada and Drexel University, Philadelphia, PA, USA.
Known for their value and skill based programs and excellent research projects being conducted through various departments, the university is one of the most sought after centres of excellence in northern India. Apart from the value based education the university is an excellent ground for research. Research projects funded by DBT and MOFPI and seminars, symposiums and conferences are a regular part of the institution's research and development activities. Currently research is being conducted on Baking and Extrusion Products, Fruit and Vegetable Processing in the College of Agriculture. Several departments of the university are engrossed in innovative projects with in-houseand external funding for further strengthening of research and development. Also, the University has submitted research proposals for external funding from the ICAR.
Besides research the university places major emphasis in training the students for industry and entrepreneurship. While talking to us about the routine followed by the university in making the students industry ready, the Vice Chancellor points out, "We are offering Choice Based Credit System with major emphasis on practical courses, Add-On Diploma Courses, Six months Industrial training, Skill Development Courses and Certificates to all our graduates to prepare them for work from day one." The project works and training programmes make our students adept at handling the real life problems and be Industry ready. Our students are well placed in the reputed organizations such as IBM, HCL and Koenig with packages as high as 18 lakh and their performance makes reputed companies visit us with renewed demands and vigour.
The university also offers different platforms such as technology enhancing Student Technical Societies, Cultural platforms, Sports excellence centres, Entrepreneurial Development Centre and Societal Interaction Cell. The university invites international and reputed national Institutions and Universities to collaborate with our institution on the issues of common interest of teaching and learning sophistication.
The university is committed to mobilize the resources and equip itself with men and materials of excellence thereby ensuring that the Institution becomes pivotal centre of service to Industry, academia, and society with the latest technology. This quality assurance stems from the teaching and learning processes we have at work at our campus and the teachers who are hand-picked from reputed institutions like IIT/NIT/BITS, SAUsetc. and they inspire the students to be innovative in thinking and practical in approach. We have installed internal procedures to better the skills of our students with the help of instructors and by sending them to training courses, workshops, seminars and conferences. We have well developed feedback system from employers, alumni, students and parents to fine tune 'Learning and Teaching' processes. These tools help us to ensure same quality of teaching independent of any individual instructor.
Designed with the help of the boards of studies and academic council consisting of industry experts and distinguished academicians from reputed universities from all over the country, the university has an elaborate curriculum with all the right facilities appropriate for today's students.
Above all, Sirmour Distt, where the university is situated, is the most backward area of HP state for the lowest per capita income from farming system and other enterprises like dairy farming and processing of fruit and vegetable crops of their region. People have very high expectations from the University management, staff and the students. Taking this point into consideration, the Eternal University adopted a cluster of five villages in a radius of about 10 km around the university. The faculty, research scholars and the students from different colleges of the university will be visiting the various household of those villages at least once a month to interact with the farmers and various other stake holders of those villages with an attempt to achieve the goal for prosperity of these villages.