Vedanta University will be distinctive in two key aspects: its world-class research ambitions, and second, prioritizing an integrated undergraduate education.
The university intends to be elitist in its standards for the quality of research and teaching. At the same time, recognizing the deep social inequities that constitute India's current status, it will endeavor to be egalitarian in the recruitment and social composition of students. A commitment to need-blind admissions, increasing access to marginalized groups, communities and regions will be part of Vedanta University's mission. We intend to develop strong links to schools serving these communities so as to enable promising students from such backgrounds to have access to world-class academic facilities.
Education should build perspectives as well as provide meaningful employment skills. Vedanta University's trajectory will include liberal arts & natural science programs being offered alongside several professional programs. The students will have flexibility to customize their education from various offerings at the University. Many new graduate programs, like Education, Public Health etc., will help develop the much needed manpower and research for these and other under managed, yet important, sectors of the Indian society. Professional schools like engineering, management, media, creative arts & design, law etc. will be organized to change the way Indian education in these disciplines is imparted, to provide the necessary talent pool for society. The Arts & Science programs, finally, will remain the core school for the University at the undergraduate level.
One of the unique characteristics of the undergraduate education will be to allow students the flexibility to design their degree based on their own career objectives and needs. For example, a student desirous of becoming a patent attorney may choose courses from Philosophy, Economics and Engineering Science (or Biology) to prepare her entrance to a Law program. Another student might study Business, Economics and Languages to prepare her for a job in international marketing. A third might focus on Telecommunications and Sociology to enter the world of Media.
The University will strive to prepare the next generation of global leaders. The students and graduates of the University will be recognized as much by their analytical abilities and critical reasoning as by their deep appreciation and linkages to the world around them.