Gurgaon, Oct. 4, 2016: Students of Apeejay Stay University (ASU) paid tribute to the beloved Founder Chancellor of ASU, Dr. Stya Paul. To mark the 97th birth anniversary of the Founder Chancellor, students of the School of Journalism and Mass Communication, ASU, organised a poets’ meet, Mushaira wherein students recited the kalaam (poetry) of some very renowned poets of Urdu and Hindi, among other things.

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Indian Law Institute, Delhi organized workshop on Sex and Death in Criminal Law from 26 September 2016 to 1 Oct 2016. The workshop was inaugurated by Hon’ble Mr. Justice Deepak Misra, Judge Supreme Court of India.

It was proud moment for Students of School of Legal Studies, Appejay Stya University, to be the part of Work shop and presenting their research paper.

Students got golden opportunity to attend the sessions of Prof. Upendra Baxi, Professor Emeritus, University of Warwick, U.K.; Prof (Dr.) B T Kaul, Chairman, Delhi Judicial Academy Prof.; Pratiksha Baxi, Associate Professor, Centre for the Study of Law and Governance, JNU; Prof. Rukmini Sen, Associate Professor, Ambedkar University, New Delhi; Prof. Shiv Visvanathan,Professor, Jindal School of Government and Public Policy,O P Jindal University, Haryana; Prof. Anup Surendranath,Assistant Professor, National Law University, NewDelhi; Prof. Amit Bindal,Assistant Professor, Jindal Global Law School, O PJindal University, Haryana; Prof. Ashley Tellis, Associate Professor, Indian Institute of Journalism and New Media, Bangalore; Jyoti Dogra Sood, Associate Professor, ILI & Latika Vashist, Assistant Professor, ILI.

It was wonderful learning under one roof to listen and discuss with all the eminent legal personalities on criminal Law.

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On 1st October,2016, Senior Citizen’s Day was celebrated by District Service Authority (DLSA), Gurgaon at Faruk Nagar, Gurgaon. Participants were given free legal Education by Hon’ble CJM Cum Secretary DLSA Shree Abhishek Phutela and Panel Advocates.

It was a proud moment for students of School of Legal Studies (SLS), Apeejay Stya University (ASU), Sohna Palwal Road, Gurgaon to be the part of celebration as they also assisted in providing Free Legal Education on Rights of Senior Citizens. ASU Students performed a Nukkad Natak to highlight the major issues related to violation of Rights of Senior Citizens. Students were congratulated for their best way of imparting message into society.

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Gurgaon & New Delhi, Aug. 22, 2016: Apeejay Stya University (ASU) organised a four-day Student Orientation Programme for the new students who ushered in the new academic year 2016-17, amid an environment of learning and fun. The event, held from August 17, 2016, witnessed many dignitaries as they inspired the students to embark on this new journey with Apeejay Stya University.

Mrs. Sushma Paul Berlia, Co-Founder & Chancellor, ASU, in her address to the newly admitted students, stressed on the 21st Century skills which are emphasised upon at the Apeejay Stya University. She also highlighted domain knowledge, critical thinking, sociability, creativity & innovation as the foundation stones of a career-oriented student. Among other things, Mrs. Berlia shared that dreaming is one of the most important factors for success. It is equally important to have the determination to turn those dreams into reality.

Mr. Aditya Berlia, Pro-Chancellor, ASU interacted with the students wherein he used the question & answer technique as a remarkable way to make them understand the philosophy being followed at ASU. Mr. Berlia focused on innovation, design and entrepreneurship.

A panel discussion with reputed academicians & industrialists on the theme ‘Achieving Educational Excellence through Developing Industry Relevant Talent’ was also moderated by Mr. Aditya Berlia. All panelists focused on interpersonal skills and humanitarian values more than anything else.

Other luminaries present on the occasion included Dr. S.K. Salwan, Vice-Chancellor, ASU; the Guest of Honour, Mr. Sudhir Mishra, CEO & MD of BrahMos Aerospace Ltd., an Indo-Russia Joint Venture company, among others.

Other events which comprised the Orientation Programme included students’ registration, parent-faculty interaction, various presentations and other literary & cultural activities. The four-day Orientation Programme brought a new wave of enthusiasm among the new students.

Gurgaon, Aug. 9, 2016: A three-day Faculty Development Programme (FDP) was held at the ASU Campus on Aug. 6, 8 & 9, 2016. The programme commenced with the ceremony of lighting lamps before goddess Saraswati. In the opening address, Dr. S.K Salwan, Vice Chancellor, Apeejay Stya University, threw light on the rich legacy of the Apeejay Stya & Svran Group. Speaking on the importance of FDP, he opined that FDPs provide an excellent platform for sharing knowledge and experiences. Dr. Salwan also made a captivating PowerPoint presentation on the topic ‘Technology for the 10 billion: How technology will change the world by 2050’ which concluded with an interactive question-answer session. After a tea break, there was a session on ‘Liberal Art Workshop’ by Dr. Gurunathan.

In the post lunch session, Prof. (Dr.) J. Veeraraghvan, Director, Bhartiya Vidya Bhavan, organised a very informative session on the topic ‘Challenges of Higher Education and Role of Teachers’. After an evening tea break, Dr. Asha Chandola Saklani, Dean, School of Biosciences, ASU, presented an interactive session on the ‘Academic System at ASU’. This was followed by a session on ‘Community Service’ by Mr. Thyagarajan, Head - Training & Corporate Resources, Corporate Resource Centre, Apeejay Stya University. In his short address, he explained the concept of Community Service at ASU. He also informed that NSS has been introduced at ASU for the students from this session.

The second day of the programme started with a thought provoking opening address by Prof. (Dr.) S. K. Salwan. In his address, Prof. Salwan remembered Dr. A.P.J. Abdul Kalam as a great scientist, teacher, visionary and an exemplary human being. Prof. Salwan also discussed in detail Dr. Kalam’s vision of ‘Developed India’, among other things.

In the second session, an informative and interactive lecture was delivered by Prof. J.R. Sharma, CIO, City Innovates, on the topic ‘NAAC Accreditation for Apeejay Stya University’. Prof. Sharma explained in detail the procedure of NAAC accreditation with special reference to the role of faculty in preparing for this prestigious accreditation.

In the post lunch session, a very useful workshop on ‘How to use Moodle’ was organised by Mr. Deepak Bhalla, Assistant Manager, Online Learning Management, Apeejay Stya & Svran Group. After an evening tea break, Prof. (Dr.) S.K. Salwan shared his experiences on ‘How to write a research project’.

The third day of the Programme commenced with Ms. Mili Aggarwal, Faculty from the School of Journalism & Mass Communication, ASU, welcoming all and inviting the dignitaries for the lamp lighting ceremony. Miss Aggarwal then welcomed Prof. Ashok Ogra, Hon. Advisor, School of Journalism & Mass Communication, ASU, to give his lecture on ‘Communication Revolution’. Prof. Ogra started with few Vivekananda quotes as he proceeded talking about the three waves i.e. Agrarian Wave, Industrial Wave and the Computer Wave.

The second session on ‘Mentoring in Academics’ was conducted by Prof. AK Saklani, Hon. Advisor, School of Management Sciences, ASU, who shared that mentoring is an integral part of the Apeejay Stya University’s unique academic system.

The third session on ‘How to write a Research Project’ was taken by Prof. Sanjiv Mittal, Dean, FMS, GGSIP, New Delhi. The fourth session was taken by Dr. Rajinder Singh Dabas, Chief Organisation Transformation Officer, JB Maruti Ltd. Mr. Dabas said that faculty themselves need to be empowered in order to further empower students. The next session was on ‘Emotional Intelligence’ which was taken by Ms. Saloni Kaul (an Alumnus of IIM Ahmedabad), Power Executive Coach, Human Resource Specialist & Corporate Trainer, India Talent Services.

The Registrar of the University, Sh. M.S. Yadav also took sessions on regulatory framework, statutory requirements related with the UGC, State Government and ASU. Controller of Examination of the University, Sh. Vikram Barara also took sessions on the Evaluation and Examination System including Question Paper setting, moderation, etc.

The programme concluded with few suggestions by the faculty members including mind games, community service, team building exercises and skill development workshops to be a part of future FDPs.