Assam Down Town University

Assam down town University Campus at Panikhaiti, Guwahati, Assam.

Assam Down Town University was established through the Assam Down Town University Act, 2010[2] 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; the capital complex of the state of Assam.

Assam Down Town University
Assam Down Town University logo.jpg
Motto"Encouraging Success"
TypePrivate
Established2010 (2010)
ChancellorN.N. Dutta
Vice-ChancellorAmarjyoti Choudhury[1]
Location, ,
India
AffiliationsUGC
Websitewww.adtu.in

Starting from its humble beginning the campus now provides over 50 courses and has a total of over 3000 students from 10 Indian States as well as Nepal, Bhutan and Bangladesh.

Assam down town University open amphitheater

The university was established by the down town Charity Trust, which is promoted by Down Town Hospital Limited.[3] The group has been in education and training since 1993.

HistoryEdit

 
View of Faculty of Sciences, Assam down town University.

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.

FacilitiesEdit

CampusEdit

The Assam down town University, campus is located in Sankar Madhav Path, Gandhi Nagar, Panikhaiti, Guwahati, Assam INDIA. The site is spread on a sprawling hilly, green campus of over 50 acres overlooking the Brahmaputra.

 
New Swimming Pool at Assam down town University

IT Enabled ClassroomsEdit

The University has IT enabled classrooms with LCD projectors and sound systems to create a place where formal environment encourages traditional teaching with the use of technology while informal environment plays host to active, collaborative technology-enabled learning.

Laboratories & WorkshopsEdit

Assam down town University has excellent laboratory facilities for carrying out teaching and research activities. The 200,000 sq.ft technical blook comprises of the Engineering, Management and Pharmacy faculties. AdtU has state of the art labs including Central Instrumentation Facility that allow the students to experiment and bring to practice what they have learnt in theory

LibraryEdit

The University has well-stocked library with text books, technical journals, periodicals and reference material for advanced research and development work and fully computerized library, which serves as a catalyst in the learning process. Stretching across 12000 sq.ft. area with spacious reading areas, the University Central Library hosts a collection of over 20,000 volumes of books as well as a large number of national and international journals.

Auditoriums / Seminar Hall / AmphitheaterEdit

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

Herbal Garden FacilityEdit

The "Herbal Garden Facility" initiative was taken to help students learn about, and recognise the importance of herbal plants that are part of our everyday life. At the same time, AdtU aimed to raise awareness of the need for conservation and sustainable use of biodiversity resources.

Animal House FacilityEdit

The Animal House Facility of AdtU has been created on the basis of the legislation in force establishing the regulations on protection of the animals used in experimentation and other scientific and educational purposes, as well as on the premises where these should be carried out. Its main mission is the support of the scientific research and teaching, providing the university community, as well as other research centers and the business sector with animals controlled and kept in constant environmental conditions and the required provisions for their experimental and/or educational works.

Health Care FacilitiesEdit

The Students of AdtU have access to 300 bedded Multi specialty down town hospital with all modern medical facilities along with ICU, Trauma center, MRI, CT Scan, ECG, X Ray, Laboratory investigation and Cath Lab.

On Campus Accommodations & MessEdit

Separate Hostels for Girls and Boys with furnished rooms, Wi-Fi network internet connection and round the clock power backup are available on University Campus for almost 1000 students. Every care has been taken to ensure availability of nutritious vegetarian and non vegetarian food, safe drinking water, round the clock water supply etc. Provision for primary medical attention and first aid has been made in the hostels. For medical emergency, ambulance facility is available in the campus on a round the clock basis.

CafeteriaEdit

Assam down town University provides its students all the amenities and facilities to enjoy the fast paced metro lifestyle right within the campus. The University has a modern canteen functioning in the campus, which can conveniently accommodate a good number of students at a time. Along with delightful beverages and snacks that it serves, one can relax by watching the LCD TV or listening to soulful music. Quality control is stringently exercised in respect of food items sold in the cafeteria.

Wi-Fi and Security FacilitiesEdit

The University has a seamless Wi-Fi network with more than 20 Mbps leased line with multiple ISP which allows students to be connected on the net anytime, anywhere. Entire campus including Hostel, Parking and Academic areas are secured 24X7 hours through outsourced security agencies. C.C.T.V cameras have been installed at strategic places to keep a close vigil on the movement on campus.

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.

Transport FacilitiesEdit

Assam down town University provides a reliable transport facility to its students and faculty members. The University buses operate from all corners of the city of Guwahati. The facility is provided at an affordable cost.

Psychological Counseling CenterEdit

AdtU has a full fledged Counseling cell which emphasizes on Individual as well as Group Counseling for students to cope with their psychological issues. Students can get help in different cases such as Stress, Anxiety, Psychiatric illness, Speech problem, Anger Issue, Career Conflict, Domestic Violence, Bullying, addiction, etc. The counseling centre helps in the overall mental growth of the students making them confident in their lives.

AdministrationEdit

LeadershipEdit

Dr. Narendra Nath Dutta[4] is the Honorable Chancellor of Assam down town University. He is an MBBS under Gauhati Medical College in 1965, standing 2nd in the University, he has completed his Master Degree in ENT standing 1st From All India Institute Of Medical Sciences, New Delhi in 1970, he has been awarded with the British Common Wealth Fellowship in 1981 for Higher Studies in Microsurgery, in the UK. He has also been awarded The Fellowship Of International College Of Surgeons in 1982. He was Teacher in Guwahati Medical College for 14 Years and got the Service Above Self Award Of Rotary International, 2000.He was also awarded with The Prof. Dukhan Ram Award In XXIV Bihar State Conference Of The Association Of Otolaryngologists Of India in the Year 2000. He has received the Citation For Meritorious Service From Rotary Foundation 2002 and was felicitated on the Annual General Meeting Of North East Chamber Of Commerce And Industry (NECCI) on 30th Oct. 2002 For Outstanding Performance And Exemplary Service To The Society.


Prof. (Dr.) Amarjyoti Choudhury[5] is the Honorable Vice Chancellor of Assam down town University. He is a graduate with Honors in Physics from Cotton College, Assam. He pursued his Masters in Physics from University of Delhi with specialization in Solid State Physics. Next he obtained his doctorate degree from University of Oxford. His teaching and research career cover stints at Cotton College, BITS Pilani, Gauhati University, Tezpur University, University of Florence, Italy and Nuclear Science Centre, New Delhi. A prolific researcher with 148 research papers published in national and international journals, he has guided twenty scholars to doctorate degree. Earlier he was the Vice Chancellor of Gauhati University and University of Science and Technology, Meghalaya and the Pro-Vice chancellor of Tezpur University.

ProgrammesEdit

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

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.

All graduate and undergraduate courses at Assam down town University are offered are as follows:


Faculty of Paramedical Science

  • Bachelor in Physiotherapy
  • B.Sc. Advanced Imaging Technology
  • B.Sc. Trauma, Emergency and Disaster Management
  • B.Sc. Medical Laboratory
  • B.Sc. OT Technology
  • B.Sc. Dialysis
  • B.Sc. Optometry
  • M.Sc. Medical Laboratory
  • Masters in Physiotherapy
  • M.Sc. Emergency & Critical Care


Faculty of Science

  • B.Sc. Food, Nutrition and Dietetics
  • B.Sc. Biotechnology
  • B.Sc. Microbiology
  • M.Sc. Biotechnology
  • M.Sc. Microbiology
  • M.Sc. Food, Nutrition & Dietetics
  • M.Sc. Botany
  • M.Sc. Mathemeatics
  • M.Sc. Zoology


Faculty of Nursing

  • A.N.M.
  • G.N.M.
  • B.Sc. Nursing
  • Post Basic Nursing
  • M.Sc. Nursing


Faculty of Humanities and Social Science

  • Bachelor in Social Work
  • MSW
  • BA (Performing Arts)
  • BA Psychology
  • BA Sociology
  • M.Sc. Clinical Psychology


Faculty of Commerce and Management

  • Bachelor of Business Administration
  • Bachelor in Hotel and Catering Management
  • Bachelor in Travel & Tourism Management
  • Master of Business Administration


Faculty of Pharmaceutical Science

  • Bachelor of Pharmacy (B.Pharm)
  • Diploma in Pharmacy (D.Pharm)
  • Masters of Pharmacy (M.Pharm)


Faculty of Engineering & Technology

  • Civil Engineering
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Computer Science Engineering
  • B Tech CS-CT&IS(I)
  • B.Sc. (IT) MA & IS/CT & IS (I)
  • M.Sc IT
  • Bachelor in Computer Application (BCA)


Recognition and ApprovalsEdit

Assam down town University is recognized by University Grants Commission (UGC)[6] and approved by Assam Legislative Assembly, Pharmacy Council of India (PCI)[7] and Indian Nursing Council (INC)[8].

The University is maintaining the SIRO Certificate by Department of Scientific and Industrial Research[9] (DSIR), Ministry of Science & Technology, Govt. of India.

Assam down town University is a NAAC accredited Grade-B University and ISO 9001:2015 certified for Higher Educational Services and accredited by UKAS.

Career Development and Placement CellEdit

The Career Development and Placement Cell (CDPC) at Assam down town university plays a crucial role in facilitating the students to explore the world of employment and new career avenues. Besides, the Career Development and Placement Cell also provides guidance to the students on creating a clear career plan and setting realistic career goals.

To enhance the employability skills of the students specialized training programs in soft skills, analytical skills, technical skills and aptitude skills are imparted to the students. Our students are groomed with utmost concern to be the assets of the organization. Also the cell organizes internship for the students to gain practical exposure, learn new skills and add to their knowledge base while gaining confidence in their abilities.

CDPC arranges Industrial visits for the students so that they can have an insight of work- culture of the companies. Industrial visits provide our students an excellent opportunity to get familiar with emerging trends and technology. It also enhances student's practical knowledge along with deep understanding of theoretical concepts and they also get exposure to working procedure of Industries.

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Vice Chancellor :: Assam Down Town University". adtu.in. Retrieved 28 December 2017.
  2. ^ "University". www.ugc.ac.in. Retrieved 26 October 2015.
  3. ^ "Assam down town University: The Leading University of north-east India". www.adtu.in. Retrieved 26 October 2015.
  4. ^ "Dr. Narendra Nath Dutta".
  5. ^ "Vice Chancellor".
  6. ^ "University". www.ugc.ac.in. Retrieved 13 March 2020.
  7. ^ "Pharmacy Council of India". www.pci.nic.in. Retrieved 13 March 2020.
  8. ^ "Indian Nursing Council University list" (PDF).
  9. ^ "DSIR Recognition" (PDF).

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