Assam Down Town University

Assam Down Town University was established through the Assam Down Town University Act, 2010[4] in the state of Assam, India in 2010. The university is located in Panikhaiti, Guwahati, the capital of Assam. The campus is based out of a 42 acres campus overlooking the Brahmaputra River, only 12 km from the Assam State Secretariat, Dispur; the capital complex of the state of Assam.

Assam Down Town University
Assam down town University Logo
Northeast Best Placement Driven University
Latin: Universitatis in civitate Assam
Motto"Encouraging Success"
TypePrivate
Established2010 (12 years ago) (2010)
AccreditationNAAC, SGS- ISO 9001:2015
AffiliationUGC
ChancellorN.N. Dutta[1]
Vice-ChancellorNarayan Chandra Talukdar[2]
DeanBandana Dutta[3]
Students8000
Location, ,
India
Colors    Blue, white, yellow
Websiteadtu.in

Starting from its humble beginning the campus now provides over 60+ courses and has a total of over 8000+ students from 10 Indian States as well as Nepal, Bhutan, Bangladesh and also from Nigeria. The university was established by the Down Town Charity Trust, which is promoted by Down Town Hospital Limited.[5] The group has been in education and training since 1993.

HistoryEdit

 
Assam Down Town University Campus at Panikhaiti, Guwahati, Assam.

The educational journey of the group had begun way back in 1993 with the establishment of the Down Town School of Nursing, the first private nursing school of North East. In 1997 the group started the paramedical institute, giving diplomas in various allied health streams.

Down Town Charity Trust had applied to the Assam Government for granting University status to its education programmes in Panikhaiti in early 2009. As per the provisions of the Assam Private Universities Act. 2007, the trust has successfully achieved a University Status for the educational project at its Panikhaiti Campus, vide Assam Gazette No.LGL.9/2010/11 Dated 29 April 2010, making it the second Private University in the state of Assam.

In 2009 the trust started the Down Town College of Allied Sciences, offering around 12 allied health degrees, under Srimanta Sankaradeva University of Health Sciences, Govt. of Assam.

CampusEdit

 
Assam Down Town University open amphitheater

The Assam Down Town University campus is located in Sankar Madhav Path, Gandhi Nagar, Panikhaiti, Guwahati, Assam India.[6]

The university has two seminar rooms and one auditorium equipped with the latest audiovisual for meetings, fatuity presentations and discussions. The seating and its capacity of the Seminar rooms hall are 250 and 300 in Auditoriums. Conferences, seminars, workshops, guest lectures, cultural events are regular features at AdtU. The university also has a huge in-campus amphitheater.

Organisation and administrationEdit

GovernanceEdit

Narendra Nath Dutta is the Chancellor of Assam Down Town University.[7] Narayan Chandra Talukdar is the Vice Chancellor of Assam Down Town University.[8] Bandana Dutta is the Dean of Studies of Assam down town University.

FacultiesEdit

 
View of Faculty of Sciences, Assam Down Town University.

AcademicsEdit

Academic programmesEdit

The university offers, multiple bachelor and master program, from engineering to hospitality to allied health sciences to Pharmacy.[9]

It has signed a memorandum of understanding with the India Tourism Development Corporation (ITDC) to offer a degree course in hotel management and industrial training.

Recognition and approvalsEdit

Assam Down Town University is recognized by University Grants Commission (UGC)[10] and approved by Assam Legislative Assembly, Pharmacy Council of India (PCI)[11] and Indian Nursing Council (INC).[12]

 
New Swimming Pool at Assam Down Town University

The university is maintaining the SIRO Certificate by Department of Scientific and Industrial Research[13] (DSIR), Ministry of Science & Technology, Govt. of India.

SportsEdit

The campus provides indoor and outdoor facilities for table tennis, pool, volleyball ground, badminton court, cricket ground, football ground, swimming pool, gym, etc. in the premises.[9]

Online coursesEdit

Assam Downtown University offers online learning programs for students and teachers. It has signed an MOU with Coursera.[14]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Chancellor :: Assam Down Town University".
  2. ^ "Vice Chancellor :: Assam Down Town University". adtu.in. Retrieved 23 January 2021.
  3. ^ "Dean of Studies :: Assam Down Town University".
  4. ^ "University". www.ugc.ac.in. Retrieved 26 October 2015.
  5. ^ "Assam down town University: The Leading University of north-east India". www.adtu.in. Retrieved 26 October 2015.
  6. ^ "ADTU campus placement for all North East applicants". The Times of India. 16 June 2016. Retrieved 18 June 2021.
  7. ^ "Dr. Narendra Nath Dutta". Archived from the original on 14 August 2020.
  8. ^ "Vice Chancellor". Archived from the original on 12 July 2020.
  9. ^ a b "The Essentials for an Institution". The Indian Express. 1 September 2017. Retrieved 18 June 2021.
  10. ^ "University". www.ugc.ac.in. Retrieved 13 March 2020.
  11. ^ "Pharmacy Council of India". www.pci.nic.in. Retrieved 13 March 2020.
  12. ^ "Indian Nursing Council University list" (PDF). Archived (PDF) from the original on 11 July 2019.
  13. ^ "DSIR Recognition" (PDF).{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: url-status (link)
  14. ^ "Assam Downtown University offers Online Learning Programs for Students and Teachers". www.guwahatiplus.com. Retrieved 18 June 2021.