Professor Parimal H. Vyas
Dear Students, Ladies & Gentlemen,
Greetings from the AURO University & We Welcome You All!
AURO University [AU], Earth space, Surat Gujarat, has been formally established under the Gujarat State Private Universities Act, 2009, and U/S 2(F), 22 of the UGC Act, 1956, and Regulations, 2003.
Backed by the strong will and commitment of Shri H. P. Rama, Founder President of the University supported by the Rama family based in the USA, & Auro Group of Hotels, AURO University has been founded and inspired by the Vision and teachings of Sri Aurobindo and the Divine Mother.
AU’s Vision is to be a Premier University of ‘Integral and Transformational Learning’ for Future Leaders.
AU has established 07 Schools, viz., School of Hospitality, School of Business, School of Design, School of Information Technology, School of Law, School of Liberal Arts & Human Sciences, and School of Journalism & Mass Communications, that offers various Academic Programs at Under-Graduate (UG), Post-Graduate (PG) level, and a Ph.D. Programme (Doctoral Research Degree) to impart ‘Integral and Transformative Education’ that manifests the ‘Physical, Mental, Vital and Spiritual’ being during Teaching-Learning Process.
AU’s Sri Aurobindo Integral Life Centre (SAILC) is the Soul of the University, to act as a source of inspiration and learning for perfecting oneself for Humanity’s evolutionary journey.
AU is the only one of the two universities across the country with the presence and functioning of an international Brand Hotel- Courtyard Marriott, that provides real-life, hands-on experience and experiential learning to its students.
AU has developed and maintains the state-of-the-art Physical, Information Technology and Sports infrastructure to enable students to deliver the ‘Auro Experience’ of an International University.
AU’s lush green campus has the most modernized amenities and facilities to help us build the learner’s global competitive mindset.
AU provides high-speed Wi-Fi Connectivity across the Campus and has developed a Hi-Tech Automated Library.
AU has built the most modern Boys’ and Girls’ Hostels with various facilities, amenities, and spaces for various co-curricular activities.
To achieve academic excellence, AU has developed well-equipped Smart Classrooms, Computer Laboratories, a Language Laboratory, a Media Laboratory, a Design Studio, 02 Auditoriums and, an Executive Master Class Room, a Digitally-Enabled Fashion & Textile Design Workshop, an Art & Poetry Workshop & Communications & Interspace Design Workshop for Practical and Experiential Learning for Students of the School of Design, a huge Student Activity Center and other open space to facilitate the conduct of Convocation, and Students’ Cultural and Recreation Activities.
AU’s Sports infrastructure includes a Cricket Ground, Basketball Ground, Volleyball, Football Ground, and Lawn Tennis Ground, along with facilities for Indoor Sports (Carom, Table Tennis, Chess, Pool, Snooker, etc.) and a well-equipped Gymnasium-Cum-Fitness Canter, and to provide the spiritual experience with a Meditation Room, and an Exhibition Room on the life of Sri Aurobindo.
AU has also established various Centers in the area of Arts & Creativity, Language Learning, Rural Management, Innovation & Incubation & Entrepreneurship, Family Business, and Legal Aid Clinic.
At AURO, we encourage students to engage in a rigorous process of learning and Self-Discovery to ensure their holistic growth and development in business and society. The pedagogical tools adopted by the facilitators provide ample opportunity to exhibit talent and grab the opportunity to realise one’s potential to the fullest. AU follows tag line of ‘Leaners to Leaders’.
AU has made significant progress since its inception in 2012 and has produced notable and proud worthy alumni. For the School of IT and Business, the curriculum is offered in Collaboration with IBM-ACE to promote collaborative learning. For the School of Hospitality, AU organizes paid International Internships in the 3rd Year with the collaborative support of Marriot in the USA.
AU has entered into many MoUs with Industry & Corporate Houses, Reputed International & Indian Universities, Government Departments, Other Academic Institutions, Research Organizations and Not-for-Profit Organisations.
AU continually invites distinguished Integral Education Experts, Practising Professionals, Business Leaders, Thought Leaders, Eminent Educationists, Researchers, Transformational Reformers, Social Thinkers and Life Coach from amongst from all walks of life to share their valuable learnings and experiences with faculty members and students.
AU is very progressive in the implementation of the National Education Policy 2020. I am pleased to share that the 4-year New Academic Structure under Credit Framework as per Guidelines of the UGC to offer Under- Graduate Degrees with Honours shall be implemented w.e.f. the Academic Year 2023-2024.
AU has already approved adopting regulations for Registration for the Academic Bank of Credit (ABC)’; National Academic Depository’ and Academic Integrity Norms as per the Guidelines of the UGC, New Delhi w. .e. f. the Academic Year 2023-2024. The New Admission Batch from the Academic Year 2023-2024 shall reap benefits. AU offers various scholarships to needy and deserving students.
We invite you all to take advantage of it.
We wish Auro University to become the hallmark in imparting education equipped with the most modern technology and its roots connected to Ancient Indian Wisdom.
I wish all our valued and esteemed stakeholders a feel, touch and experience as India’s first spiritual university in the true sense.
Let us Collaborate to Build a Transformational World.
Come and join the ‘Auro family’ to Explore, Experience, and, Above All, Be the Change, You Wish to see in ‘New India’ & the World.
With Best Wishes,
Professor Parimal H. Vyas
Provost, Auro University, Surat
Dr. Rajan Welukar
Provost/ Vice Chancellor, AURO University, Surat
Dr. Rajan Welukar has more than 35 years’ experience with the Indian Higher Education System as a teacher, development leader, quality innovator, technology adopter, administrator and policy advisor.
A passion to make a difference to the lives of students and learners through involvement as a policy and opinion leader, as well as actually implementing development initiatives, has made him a known higher educational professional.
Various positions held include:
Vice-Chancellorships, Directorships, Secretarial positions in the Government, Asia wide Officer roles, Memberships of numerous Committees, Associations and Bodies all across the globe.
Institutions worked with include:
Vice Chancellor, G H Raisoni University, Chindwara (1st Oct 2017 to 16th March 2019), Provost, Somaiya Group of Institutions, Mumbai (July 2015 to sept 2017), Vice-chancellor, University of Mumbai(July 2010 to July 2015), Vice-Chancellor, Yashwantrao Chavan Maharashtra Open University(Sept 2004 to Sept 2009), I/C Vice-chancellor, SNDT Women’s University (Feb 2011 to May 2011), Senior Programme Officer, Commonwealth Secretariat’s CYP Asia Region(Oct 2003 to Aug 2004), Deputy Secretary to the Governor of Maharashtra(Mar 2002 to Oct 2003), Officer on special duty, Higher & Technical Education department, Government of Maharashtra(June 1996 to Feb 2001), I/C Director, Sydenham Institute of Management Studies, Research and Entrepreneurship Education(Sept 2009 to July 2010) and taught statistics to Undergraduate and Postgraduate classes in Institute of Science, Nagpur and Sydenham College of Commerce & Economics, Mumbai prior to 1996 from 1983). Vice Chancellor AURO University, Surat, Gujarat from 2nd March 2020 onwards.
Worked on various important committees of National Knowledge Commission, University Grants Commission, National Assessment and Accreditation Council (NAAC), Film and Television Institute of India, Central Govt., State Govt., Future Generation University, USA and various important educational institutions.
Conceptualised and edited three Books:
2.निर्भया एक आत्मचिंतन (Nirbhaya Ek Aattmachintan),
3.Words of Wisdom.
Countries visited in various roles include – USA, UK, China, Canada, France, Australia, New Zealand, Netherlands, Malaysia, Singapore, Indonesia, Thailand, UAE, etc.