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GNDU attains 41st rank in the World

AMRIK SINGH | July 20, 2021 12:55 PM

AMRITSAR: Guru Nanak Dev University, has been selected as one of the most innovative universities among the World’s Universities with Real Impact (WURI) for 2021 Rankings. Contesting for innovative programmes in the 'social responsibility, ethics, and integrity' category', it is awarded the 41st rank in Ethical Values. Overall, the university is placed at 101-200 among the World’s Universities with Real Impact.

The key innovative initiatives submitted for WURI included society oriented research centres under RUSA 02 programme; water treatment and harvesting, biogas, vermicomposting, and green campus initiatives;
adopting colleges in remote and rural areas; adoption of villages for development; establishing students' clubs and science club; etc. University's participatory dialogue with society in order to promote
sustainable development; supporting role in higher education in the urban and rural communities; pursuance for environmental excellence; practicing resource conservation to promote and
improve the health of the community: performing community services through skill generation and up-scaling of the local manpower; conducting research addressing; and providing guidelines for the development and
sustainability of society were some of the highlights mentioned to WURI. WURI is organized by the Institute for Policy and Strategy on
National Competitiveness (IPSNC) and sponsored by Hanseatic League of Universities (HLU), Netherlands; the Institute for Industrial Policy
Studies (IPS), Seoul (South Korea); the United Nations Institute for Training and Research
(UNITAR), Geneva (Switzerland); and the Tailor Institute at Franklin University Switzerland
(FUS), Lugano, (Switzerland). Vice-Chancellor Dr. Jaspal Singh Sandhu has appreciated the efforts of the faculty and administrative departments for attaining these high ranks and wished the university to touch high peaks its future endeavours.

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