It is a matter of great honour and immense pleasure that destiny has given me an opportunity to lead as Vice-Chancellor of AKS University, Satna (M.P.). A warm and affectionate welcome to students from all over India who aspire to be a part of AKS University. AKS University is the fastest developing multidisciplinary, premier University in the Vindhya and Mahakaushal region of Madhya Pradesh and is located in Central India Over the last decade, AKS University has achieved a number of milestones. As per the National Education Policy 2020, we are a truly multidisciplinary and holistic university consisting of 12 faculties and more than 8000+ students studying on the campus. Our campus is very green and beautiful with excellent landscape and ambience. We have been continuously striving hard for providing and enhancing quality education with an emphasis on research, innovation, entrepreneurship, and startups. Our curricula are most contemporary, relevant updated, and consist of a choice-based credit system (CBCS) and Outcome Based Education (OBE). We have implemented NEP 2020 at Under Graduate, Post Graduate, and Ph.D. Programs. Our Faculty of Agriculture Science; Technology has been accredited by the Indian Council of Agriculture Research (ICAR) in New Delhi. Similarly, a Cement Technology Laboratory has been accredited by NABL and currently, we are preparing for NAAC Accreditation on priority.
We have been focusing on skills, research, and innovation. Skill components are included in the curricula of all faculties. We have MoUs with 16 Skills Council Sectors (SCS) in India and training has been imparted. We have been developing various benchmarks of quality assurance, promotion of research, and innovation among our faculties and students. We also promote IPR and startups. We would like to expand our horizons of higher education by starting faculties of Medical Science, Nursing, and Ayurveda in the coming years, and with this, we hope to be unique multidisciplinary and holistic research University in India. Satna is one of the 100 smart cities in India. Satna has been an ancient civilization of India that is much older than the Sindhu civilization. it is famous for Bharhut, ancient Buddhist Stupa, Khajuraho, and 10 Suryamandiras. It is very near to Khajuraho, a world-famous UNESCO heritage. We are also near Chitrakoot. In view of this background, I welcome you to the ancient land of Madhya Pradesh. My Dear Students I want to remind you that the concept of a University was born in India and the world's first University Takshashila dates back to 5000 years old, Madhya Pradesh had ancient Universities such as Ujjayani and Morena Triaugle University when dating back 3000 years old and 8 th Century respectively. I, therefore, welcome you to Satna, Madhya Pradesh, an ancient land of knowledge.
AKS University has been marching ahead to attain its vision and mission so as to become a research University. This vision is constantly realized through our motto of AKS University “Atta Dipo Bhav”. It means “You be your own guiding light”. This is the mantra of AKS University which will enlighten you and remain with you your entire life. We wish to groom and develop our students as thinkers, researchers, and entrepreneurs morally upright, physically sound, inspired by Indian values, ethics, and culture, and capable of taking on the challenges of the 21st Century and contributing towards the development of knowledge society, country, and world.
My Dear Students, I have full trust in your capabilities. During your stay at AKS University, your intellectual capabilities will be honed and you will be exposed to the most contemporary knowledge and emerge as the most successful graduates of this great university.
I wish you all success in your future endeavors.
Once again, I welcome you all to AKS University.
Professor B. A. Chopade,
M.Sc., Ph.D. (Nottingham University, England),
Fogarty Fellow, NIH (University of Illinois, Chicago, USA),
Cornel Commandant (Hon.), Govt. of India, Ministry of Defense, New Delhi
Satna - 485001, (M.P.)
Dr. B. A. Marathwada University,
Aurangabad - 431001, Maharashtra
Institute of Bioinformatics & Biotechnology (IBB),
S. P. Pune University, Pune-411007, Maharashtra
Bhartiya Shikshan Mandal.