From The Desk of Vice-Chancellor

- Prof. H.S. Dhami

Brief Bio-Data and Curriculum Vitae of Vice Chancellor Prof. H.S. Dhami

Welcome to Uttarakhand Residential University, Almora.

At the very onset, I am tempted to use the quote of Swami Vivekanandaji, role model for the youth of the country:

“We want that education by which character is formed, strength of mind is increased, the intellect is expanded, and by which one can stand on one's own feet”.

In a mission to follow the path shown by Swamiji, our goal is to promote an environment where students can exhibit a passion for learning, personal growth and development of character, along with those skills which make them either employable or be successful entrepreneurs. The University's values of a Nurturing Environment, Holistic Learning, Integrity and Connectedness set the standards for the service of the society. In nutshell, it can be said that our mission is to shape the future of the students in such a manner that they are by transformed into great leaders.

The serene environment of the University will provide the students a strong Launchpad for higher attainments in not only their professional careers but also in higher physical, mental and intellectual growththrough a complex structure of curricular, co-curricular and extra-curricular activities. We wish to bring out the best in you and wish to hone it to face the world with confidence and become the change agents for giving the world a direction that will put to a stop the evils of the consumerism adversely affecting the sustainability of the system.

As we look to the future one thing is certain – knowledge will be a key resource and will be highly sought-after around the world. Our challenge is to help to generate ideas that will benefit society, and to educate and train people to work in fields where they will be valued both for their specialized knowledge, and for their ability to research, communicate and solve problems. To meet these challenges we are building alliances and collaborative partnerships with business, government, and other research institutions.

I believe that rigors of the contemporary world require professionals not to end their quest for knowledge along with their stay in the campus. The dynamics of the fast-changing world urges the academicians to give the right impetus for making life-long learners. To attain it,weare committed ourselves to create responsible citizens, termed as “Karam-Yogis” who are the epitome of highest ethics and social conduct and are fully equipped and motivated to handle the challenge of 21st century.

As you begin the next step of your life journey, you will find that our entire University is here to support your academic, social, and personal growth.The bedrock disciplines of a holistic education, coupled with the theme areas of faith and reason, global diversity, and social justice in the curriculum reflect the University's commitment. The study of ethics is not only a requirement of the Core but has also been incorporated into all programs.Our mission to serve societyshall be manifestedin a variety of academic and extracurricular volunteer activities in the form of service-learning requirements that link academic theory and community-based practices.

I am personally excited to support your success as a student, as an individual, and as a member of the campus community at Uttarakhand Residential University Almora. I am sure that you will feel proud on being associated with us and make us equally proud with your academic excellence.

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