The mission of Uttarakhand Residential University (URU) is to create an atmosphere where students create and apply knowledge by thinking and doing, preparing for leadership in a rapidly changing world. We believe that an intelligent student who is comfortable just in reading books, can also study practically BUT a student who learns better practically, will not be able to study properly just by reading, so, education should be skill based rather than knowledge based so that it will be easy for all students to study faster and understand better.
The purpose of education, in the present day world, is empowerment enabling one to earn one’s livelihood and live a life of dignity. We all know that skill-based education, if taken and promoted seriously, can provide this empowerment to our huge, unemployed labour force and help India emerge as key contributor to a global skills based economy. It will induce a shift from ‘telling what I know’ to ‘showing what I can do’. The idea is to ‘demonstrate learning’ rather than ‘vocalize knowledge’.
Keeping in mind these facts, University has decided to initiate following courses under PPP model to become an institution to nurture employable human resource embedded with life skills. Most important part of these courses shall be “On the job Training” (OJT) as part of the curriculum that aims to train and orient students about the work and their future career. OJT is very important not only to teach students their chosen career but also to show students the reality about working. It will be a rigorous training plan put in place to ensure that the employee has the skills needed to be successful, contributing to long-term retention.
University proposes to start following courses from July 2017-
Last three job oriented courses are being introduced to attain following main objectives-
B.Sc (Internet of things) is a new and innovative course, which sets the trend for environments and devices to become more connected and have more information associated with them. During this course, students will learn how buildings, environments, vehicles, clothing, portable devices and other objects will have the ability to sense, analyse, communicate, network and produce new information.
B.Sc (Cloud Computing), aims to develop students both technically and personally and produce broad based graduates of high academic and practical standards to match the need of both Indian and global IT industry. Here students will learn the techniques in the delivery of computing services- servers, storage, databases, networking, software, analytics and more-over the internet (“the cloud”). Students shall have the opportunity to master in the basics of three broad categories of cloud services- Iaas (Infrastructure as a service), Paas (Platform as a services ) and Saas (Software as a service) alongwith having hands on training (OJT) on their different modules.
B.Sc (Cyber Security), shall enable the students to learn those techniques by which they could learn the processes and practices to product networks, computers, programs and data from attack, damage or unauthorized access as in today’s world of online services, there is imminent danger of theft of financial and personal information and hacking of websites. Students will also learn- how to identify security issues and protect information as well as trach down those who steal the data. Computer forensics, ethical hacking, social engineering etc. may also be the parts of this programme.