Glocal University is a private higher education institution located in the the rural setting of the medium-sized city of Saharanpur (population range of 500,000-1,000,000 inhabitants), Uttar Pradesh. Officially accredited/recognized by the University Grants Commission, India, Glocal University is a coeducational higher education institution. Glocal University offers courses and programs leading to officially recognized higher education degrees in several areas of study. Glocal University also provides several academic and non-academic facilities and services to students including as well as administrative services.
Glocal University is a private and coeducational institution located in Saharanpur, Uttar Pradesh, India. It is situated in the foothills of Shivalik mountains. The university is a non-profit university established by the Uttar Pradesh Private Universities Act, 2011, (U.P. Act no. 2 of 2012) and is recognized by University Grant Commission. In keeping with the its vision of Global canvass, local colours, the school’s name is a portmanteau of “global” and “local”. The university’s 6 major schools offer more than 35 undergraduate, post-graduate, and professional courses.
Glocal’s self-contained campus is spread across 300 acres. It is situated close to the urban industrial cities of Saharanpur and Dehradun, on the Dehradun-Saharanpur Road. The university is approximately a two hours by car from Dehradun’s Jolly Grant Airport.
Glocal University is a part of the Grand Peak Group.
Classrooms and laboratories
Glocal’s teaching spaces include classrooms, larger lecture halls, and an amphitheatre. They are equipped with multimedia equipment to aid in instruction.
Glocal’s engineering laboratories are located in a separate block from the classrooms. They are designed to encourage experimentation, practical application of classroom concepts, and independent work. The lab facilities are used for practical experiments and during academic tests. The laboratories are accessible at all times, although students must sign up for lab time in advance.
The library is a central support to the university’s teaching, learning, and research programmes. Its facilities are available for students, faculty members, and university employees.
Its collection includes CDs and DVDs; books on engineering, science, bioinformatics, humanities, social sciences and mass communication; and copies of research publications. The university is also expanding its holdings through an online portal to major libraries around the world.
Glocal University is a residential campus, with separate in-campus hostels for males and females. The overall capacity for each hostel is 1030 students. Each room is equipped with bed, study table with chair, and almirah. As a whole, the hostels are equipped with air conditioning, RO-filtered drinking water, an uninterrupted power supply, wireless internet, television sets in common rooms, 24-hour security (with special attention to female residents), gymnasium facilities, medical facilities and a bank.
Meals are prepared on-campus under the supervision of a dietician and professional manager. Cuisines include Indian, Chinese, and European.
The institute provides coaches and physical facilities for students to keep them engaged and physically fit. The Glocal campus includes basketball and volleyball courts, cricket and football fields, table tennis equipment, a running track, and a swimming pool. The university’s well-maintained landscaping also encourages outdoor activities.
Dr. Amir Ullah Khan is the President of Glocal University. Dr. Khan is an international economist with a background in engineering. He had previously served Glocal as Vice-Chancellor.
The academic council consists of Dr. Kashi Balachandran, Dr. Rajiv Kumar, Syed Safawi, and Dr. Debabrata Goswami. The university’s advisory group constitutes a mix of policy makers and experts in their respective disciplines.
The university has a placement office for students, headed by Indrajit Gupta. Other members of the office consist of alumni from the Indian Institutes of Management and distinguished individuals from industrial, media and legal sectors.
The institute has strong ties with the corporate sector. Internships are available with noted Indian and international companies.
The curriculum allows students to switch between courses and disciplines. This ensures flexibility and exposure to learning.
Exchange programs with foreign universities also offer Glocal students a first-hand experience of global trends.
The Global University is approved by the All India Council for Technical Education (AICTE) and the Bar Council of India (BCI).
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Departments and courses
The institute has major schools for instruction in technology, business and commerce, law, and health sciences. Each school has various courses to offer.
- Glocal School of Technology
The Glocal School of Technology comprises the B.Tech program, the Department of Computer Science, and the Department of Natural & Applied Sciences. Together, the School of Technology awards the following degrees:
- BTech in Civil Engineering
- BTech in Computer Science
- BTech in Electrical Engineering
- BTech in Electronics & Communication
- BTech in Mechanical Engineering
- BTech in Petroleum Engineering
- BCA (Bachelor of Computer Applications)
- BSc in Mathematics
- MCA (Master of Computer Applications)
- School of Business and Commerce
- BBA (Bachelor of Business Administration)
- BCom (Bachelor of Commerce)
- MBA in Finance
- MBA in Human Resource Management
- MBA in Marketing
- School of Law
The School of Law offers two 5-year integrated programs:
- BA – LLB
- BBA – LLB
- School of Life and Allied Health Science
- BSc in Agriculture
- BSc in Biotechnology
- BSc in Medical Lab Technology
- BSc in Medical Microbiology
- BSc in Microbiology
- School of Pharmacy
- DPharm (Diploma in Pharmacy)
- BPharm (Bachelor of Pharmacy)
- Inactive schools
The former School of Education & Research previously awarded post-graduate degrees in Guidance and Counselling, Educational Management and Leadership, and Education.
The former School of Media & Cultural Studies previously awarded undergraduate and post-graduate degrees in Media Studies and Media/Cultural Studies.
“Glocal School of Education”. Archived from the original on 29 March 2014.