Avantika University signs academic collaboration with Cambridge University Press India & Ahhaa

CIOReview Team | Thursday, 12 January 2017, 07:03 IST

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Avantika University, India’s first design centered university enters into an academic and institutional partnership with Cambridge University Press and thereby facilitate the inflow of world-class, well-researched learning material for Avantika students.

Cambridge University Press India intends to provide educational resources and development programs that empower students and teachers at Avantika University with a better learning experience. With a blend of traditional and modern resources, Avantika education will equip students with a holistic experience as part of Avantika’s foundation year module.

As the first step from this association, a Continuous Professional Development (CPD) program for the faculty members will be implemented in the coming months to help them develop appropriate teaching methodologies and imbibe international education standards, through International training opportunities and resources.

Speaking about the collaboration, Dr. Sanjay Dhande, Chief Mentor, Avantika University, stated, “We are delighted to partner with some of the leading global institutions. Our association with Cambridge University Press India - a department of one of the world’s leading universities will certainly enable Avantika learners with an unlimited access to the high quality guaranteed content & learning solutions. It will provide avenues for the new age students to get diverse global exposure and opportunities.

Ratnesh Kumar Jha, Managing Director, from Cambridge University Press, South Asia, added, “Cambridge University press has a strong track record of successful collaboration with universities, institutions and ministries in India and across the globe, offering support to diverse initiatives. The collaboration with Avantika University will ensure an enriching academic journey for students of Avantika. As the preferred partner of leading universities and research institutions, our objective will be to equip Avantika learners with the most relevant academic content and English language learning solutions both in print and digital formats. We are excited to work together with Avantika University to help them achieve global standards of modern education by delivering educational value for the benefit of learners, teachers, employers and society as a whole.”

Avantika University will also join hands with Ahhaa- Virtual Reality Inner Growth Platform. With this collaboration, Avantika will be the first university in the world to bring in a whole Ahhaa specially designed "Life Design" curriculum for students to experience transformative mind growth journey. In-line with Avantika’s vision of creating enlightened citizens, Ahhaa will fully contribute to develop student’s inner growth. This platform will be available for all students at Avantika University.

Through this alliance, the learners at Avantika will be able to master inner growth and self-development by driving their personal and professional growth and happiness to deal with daily life challenges. Ahhaa has the passion for decoding inner growth for one and all and help people give awesome responses to real-life situations.

Ahhaa is thrilled to create with Avantika a novel "Ahhaa Space" inside Avantika’s expansive campus at Ujjain, Madhya Pradesh for students and faculty growth and academics. The installation of Ahhaa Space will begin from March 2017, first week. It will offer the faculty to understand & experience it first and subsequently it will be all ready for the students to start their unique journey towards Awesome-ness.

Mr. Ashwin Srisailam, Co-Founder, Ahhaa Virtual Reality Platform added, “Ahhaa feels Avantika is first of its kind university in India that has a global vision and people from across the globe need to come learn experience at Avantika. Ahhaa is inspiring the best of humanity through technology and synergy between Avantika &Ahhaa will sure be a deep, long, holistic journey.”

Commenting on this, Dr PrasheelSuryawanshi, Project Director, Avantika University said,“Ahhaa will help develop the core skill of critical thinking by connecting better with one’s internal side, through a series of reflecting and independent thinking based initiatives. We are confident that Ahhaa resources will encourage students and teachers to adopt a new style of introspecting life and find answers to not just what, but how and why about life.”

With these collaborations, Avantika is confident toendow both faculty members to train and offer students with opportunities to become quality professionals who are skilled for global opportunities. Avantika University’s core vision is committed to building the next generation of Design-Technology-Innovators and Knowledge leaders. With their creative thinking and experimentation based approach, Avantika is confident of creating change makers who will transform societies-at-large.

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