Association of Indian Universities (AIU) is an apex inter university representative body of universities and other higher education institutions in the country. Established in 1925 as the Inter University Board (IUB) of India, it acquired its legal status as a registered society in 1967 under the Societies Registration Act 1860 and was rechristened as Association of Indian Universities (AIU) in 1973. AIU is the second oldest university association in the world next to the Association of Commonwealth Universities which was established in 1913. It has the distinct feature of having the largest network of universities and other HEIs under its ambit with 921 members in India Including 14 foreign universities who are the Associated members. The membership of AIU includes all types of universities e.g., Conventional Universities, Open Universities, Deemed to be Universities, State Universities, Central Universities, Private Universities and Institutes of National Importance. In addition to Indian Universities, Universities/Institutes from Bangladesh, Bhutan, Republic of Kazakhstan, Malaysia, Mauritius, Nepal, Thailand, United Arab Emirates and United Kingdom are its Associate Members. Since its inception AIU has played a very significant role in the development of Higher Education in the Country. Some of the eminent scholars and visionary leaders like Dr Sarvepalli Radhakrishnan, Dr Shyama Prasad Mukherjee, Dr Zakir Hussain, Sir A L. Mudaliar have given leadership to AIU. During such a long journey, AIU has carved a niche for itself by serving the Ministry of Education, Govt of India as a research-based policy advisory body. Being an apex institution, it constitutes an integral part of all major decision-making committees and commissions in the country.As an academic 'think tank' organisation, AIU supports the Government as research-based policy advisory body with the wider mandate of taking up research projects on higher education policy, capacity building. t also acts as a bureau of information on higher education; liaise with international bodies and universities for internationalization of Indian higher education among many others. The Vision of AIU is to emerge as a dynamic service and apex advisory organization in India by undertaking such initiatives and programmes which could strengthen and popularize Indian higher education as leading-edge system in the world and promote greater national and international collaboration in Higher Education, Research, Extension, Sports, Youth and Cultural Activities. It is bestowed with the mission of promoting and representing the Indian Universities and other higher education institutions through strong liaison with the government and National/International organizations, sister associations world over and establish liaison between/among universities through active support, cooperation and coordination among the member universities and all its stakeholders for quality education, research and other academics and extension activities.
The foundation stone for Shri Vaishnav Group of Institutions was laid in the year 1884 by compasisonate Cloth Merchanths of Vaishnav cult of Indore, which was later reconstituted as Shri Vaishanv Sahayak Kapda Market Committee in the year 1934. Shri Vaishnav Vidyapeeth Trust believes in taking the Nation forward by improving the quality of life of its citizens by continuously working in the sphere of education, health and environment. It has been established to promote education and research in varioius disciplines through academic institutions for the benefit of all the sections of the society, but not with the motive of profit. Under the guidance of Shri Vaishnav Sahayak Kapda Market, Shri Vaishnav Shaikshanik evm Parmarthik Nyas was established in the year 1981. Since then, Nyas has been working relentlessly for the upliftment of the society and country as whole by providing better technical and professional education, health facilities, schools and other social services.
AIU has established AIU Academic and Administrative Development Centre in 10 different Universities.The aim of establishing these Centres is to organize short-term professional development programmes for the faculty members and training programmes for the administrative functionaries of the member universities especially on the use of technology and adopting blended learning methods of teaching. AIU-AADC will offer short-term programs of varying duration aimed at continuous capacity building of the key stakeholders through online and in physical modes.
Shri Vaishnav Vidyapeeth Vishwavidyalaya (SVVV), a private university in the state of Madhya Pradesh, INDIA, was established in 2015. Although a young university, it belongs to a group of other colleges, schools and educational institutes managed under the benign of leadership of the 138-years old Shri Vaishnav Sahayak Kapda Market Committee. It has over 7,000 students in graduate, post-graduate, vocational and doctoral programs in architecture, engineering, management, social science, science and technology in five campuses and 15 institutional disciplines in Indore, INDIA. In engineering, its active research areas include polymer chemistry, green chemistry, photo biology, forensic science and biology, modern mathematics, plasma research, drug design magneto-biology and e-waste management. In management and humanities, its current research covers branding, workplace, happiness, learned optimism, managerial effectiveness, English Literature, psychology, journalism and mass communication. Electronic devices for braille reading, smart dustbins and magneto-priming seeds will be some of its forthcoming innovations. In engineering, it is exploring new techniques in mechatronics, automobiles and railways. Some of the objectives of the University are as under:
In the ever-evolving landscape of academic research, the traditional boundaries between disciplines are increasingly becoming blurred. The emergence of multidisciplinary research is not just a trend; it's a necessity driven by the complexity of contemporary challenges that demand innovative and holistic solutions. "Bridging Boundaries: Exploring Multidisciplinary Research" is a clarion call to academia, inviting scholars and researchers to embrace this paradigm shift and harness the immense potential it offers. Multidisciplinary research is a convergence of ideas, methodologies, and expertise from various disciplines. It goes beyond the confines of a single field of study, encouraging collaboration and exchange of knowledge among researchers from diverse backgrounds. This approach recognizes that complex issues often require comprehensive solutions that can only be achieved through a synthesis of insights from multiple disciplines."Bridging Boundaries: Exploring Multidisciplinary Research" represents a new era in research. It's a call to action for academics to transcend traditional boundaries and embrace the richness of multidisciplinary collaboration. In doing so, researchers can uncover new horizons, drive innovation, and make a profound impact on the world's most pressing challenges. The future of research lies in our ability to bridge boundaries and explore the uncharted territories of knowledge.
The currently known Indore was established in 810 AD by the King Pal Rajvansh. He built the Indresh Temple. The name of the city has origin in it. Later Indore was known as Malwa. In theyear 1766, Khanderao Holkar ans his wife Ahilyabai Holkar started ruling the Malwa. At that time, Maheshwar was the capital and Indore was the army camp and a small village. To design the evolving hte capital of Holkar's in the early 20th century, Sir Patric A Geddes, a globally acclained urban planner and educationalistm planned the modern Indore. Indore has earned a great reputation in the field of education not only in the Central India but also in India and abroad.
Indore has a large student population and is a big educational centre. Indore hosts both Indian Institute of Management (Established in 1996) and Indian Institute of Technology (Established in 2009). IIT has ranked 12 under engineering category and IIM Indore ranked 6 under management category in the National Institute Ranking Framework. The city has been awarded with the titles of cleanest city of India five times consecutively. It is city which is in proximity with two Jyotirlingas- Baba Mahakaleshwar in Ujjain (51 Km) and Baba Omkareshwar in Mandhata, District Khandwa (72 Km). Another holy place, Maheshwar situated on the banks of river Narmada, has religious and cultural importance. Indore is well connected through road, air and railways to all the major cities of India.