New Delhi, July 23, 2012: Apeejay Stya University (ASU) has been conferred the “Best Innovation by Private University” award in the category of “Higher Education Institutes” (HEIs) at the World Education Summit 2012.

The award was presented at a glittering ceremony held at Hotel Le Meridien, New Delhi as part of the two-day World Education Summit 2012 being attended by leading academic leaders and policy-makers from across the globe to discuss and deliberate on a wide range of pertinent issues related to Education. The Summit is being jointly organised by the All India Council for Technical Education (AICTE), Centre for Science, Development & Media Studies and Elets Technomedia, and is supported by the Directorate General of Employment and Training (DGET), Government of India, UNESCO and other reputed organisations.

Speaking on the achievement, Mrs. Sushma Berlia, ASU Chancellor & President, Apeejay Stya & Svran Group, said, “The award is a testimony to Apeejay’s 45+ years of commitment to education and its long-term vision of producing renaissance men and women who would be the thought leaders of tomorrow. The university was the culmination of the long-standing dream of our late Founder Chancellor Dr. Stya Paul, to establish a seat of global learning that would bring about transformation of society through value-based education, man-making and nation-building. This award will further encourage us in our endeavour to deliver quality education in sync with India’s emergence as a knowledge superpower.”

Commenting on the achievement, ASU Pro Chancellor, Mr. Aditya Berlia added, “At ASU, our effort has always been to provide a supportive & nurturing environment through an internationally-aligned curriculum designed to foster trans-disciplinary education, critical thinking and redefine academic freedom while linking it to market dynamics. We are happy that our teaching-learning pedagogy and Liberal Arts Approach has been recognised as a pioneering and innovative concept.”