The mission of
Promote participation in Higher Education,
which it regards as a democratic entitlement.
- Strive for excellence in learning, teaching
- Realize the creative potential and fire the
imagination of all its members.
- Equip its students to make effective
contributions to society and the economy.
The University of the New Millennium will occupy a key role in the production of
wealth of all kinds – social, cultural and economic. It will be the pivotal
institution in both the learning society and the knowledge economy.
The University faces new challenges – from rival knowledge institutions that do
not subscribe to its liberal traditions and its commitment to critical learning,
and from those who resist too close an engagement with society and the economy.
It also has new opportunities:
- to develop the radical ideas and expert knowledge on which
future society will depend while continuing to celebrate a liberal academic
- to establish a democratic entitlement to lifelong
participation in higher education while safeguarding high standards in teaching
The University is both the promoter of innovation and the protector of
tradition. In an increasingly uncertain and volatile world it is both:
- a dynamic change-agent creating new knowledge, moulding new
skills and shaping new social identities
- an institution of stability, consolidation and discrimination
The University, as a public institution, is confronted by new accounts of the
public good and, as an autonomous institution, must engage in exciting new
markets for higher education. It is against this background that
University has developed its vision for the
University is a
– in its range of teaching and research programmes, in the diversity of its
student population and in the variety of its engagements with society, culture
and the economy.
University is a university that defines its
mission in terms of
future possibilities rather than past roles, and transcends the
University is a
and a learning organisation. It recognises the key role knowledge will play in
social and economic development in the new millennium while celebrating its
traditional, and enduring, role in creating and sustaining human culture.
A learning culture
seeks to establish a learning culture in which teaching and research of the
highest quality are able to flourish equally. It aims to combine respect for
traditional academic values with enthusiasm for novelty and innovation in higher
It remains committed to offering a comprehensive range of teaching and research
programmes, to reflect the universality of knowledge and the vital connections
between academic disciplines. But it is also committed to:
- Coherence, in its commitment to developing fundamental
intellectual skills in all its students.
- Maintaining the highest possible academic standards.
- Offering all students a consistent and a rewarding, experience.
It recognises no contradiction between the need for critical learning and the
demands of professional formation. It is as committed to providing its students
with competences for employability as to developing the intellectual, expressive
and social skills required to take full advantage of all their future
puts students at the heart of its enterprise. It is committed to offering them
the maximum degree of choice of academic programmes consistent with the need to
maintain a rigorous and disciplined approach to higher education, partly through
the development of a flexible but coherent modular system.
It is also determined to provide students with a satisfying experience outside
the classroom by providing a comprehensive range of other services and support
and by encouraging the development of a strong students' union.
The University in the world
University celebrates the universality of knowledge, and of
the human condition, through its teaching and research. It promotes
understanding among nations by welcoming international students and by aspiring
to offer all its students a more international curriculum.
It recognizes its responsibility to prepare its students for global careers in
the twenty-first century. It is committed to strengthening, and extending, its
existing collaborative links with higher education institutions and other
organizations outside the India,
especially in Asia and in the developing world.