7.3.1: Portray the performance of the Institution in one area distinctive to its priority and thrust

    The Unique Selling Proposition (USP) of the university is to create an equilibrium society based on the principles of social justice and the philosophy of liberty, equality and fraternity. Dr. Ambedkar considered education to be an essential part of all men and women irrespective of their social, economic and cultural status. All individuals must get at least the minimum education. The aims and objective of the university is the overall growth of the students and the development of their overall personality. The primary objective of our university is to cater for the need for education, research and skill enhancement of the downtrodden society.

    The University is having the unique distinction of promoting the education of marginalized sections giving 50% reservation to SC/ST students in admission in all the academic programmes

    The toppers in SC/ST category are conferred with a specific Gold medal in addition to a Gold medal on the basis of overall merit

    The University has a dedicated Centre for Study of Social Exclusion and Inclusive Policy, a School of Ambedkar Studies, Ambedkar Chair, Dr. Ambedkar Centre for Excellence, Remedial Coaching Academy (RCA) and Remedial Coaching Programme are also run by the University for the benefit of SC/ST students. The University is successful in implementing the core values of Ambedkar’s ideology in accelerating the socio-economic conditions of marginal farmers of the society by means of imparting both tangible and intangible training/orientation and resource supplementation. The ideology of Ambedkar is efficiently implemented by the University in terms of propagating value-based education among the socio-economically downtrodden and the results are impeccable in material form

    To propagate the egalitarian thoughts of Dr. Ambedkar, the SC/ST Cell of the University is constituted as a measure for strengthening the implementation machinery for planning, evaluation and monitoring of the policies of the Government of India

    The reservation of seats for Scheduled Caste and Scheduled Tribes in respect of admissions in various courses and accommodation in Hostels are strictly adhered to. The cell is also instrumental in providing information on fellowships and other incentives to the candidates belonging to Scheduled Castes and Scheduled Tribes

    The cell is looking after all the welfare issues related to SC/ST community. The Grievance Redressal Committee looks after all the grievances of the students and staff belonging to the SC/ST community. The Anti-Discriminating Officer ensures equitable treatment for all the students and staff of the University. Further, Equal Opportunity Cell also works to ensure equal opportunity for all including physically handicapped students. The cell maintains the complaint register for the students and staff. The Cell also maintains the data related to the admission and appointments on the reserved seats and positions respectively. The cell has also an SC/ST Advisory Committee headed by the Hon’ble Vice-Chancellor

    The cell is also entrusted with the University Aid programme. The University provides financial assistance of Rs. 2000 and Rs. 3000 for the preparation of the dissertation and thesis of the PG and Ph.D. students respectively belonging to the Scheduled Caste and Scheduled Tribe.

    Following are some of the important distinctive features of our university

    1. Recasting the aims and purposes of education for an equitable society.
    2. Using education as an instrument of substantive social equality,
    3. Using education as a tool to ensure social justice and mitigate social unrest.
    4. To provide educational rights to the depressed section of society.
    5. To bring social change through the propagation of Ambedkar’s ideology
    6. To mitigate social and behavioural inequalities through the propagation of education among the deprived section of society

    The University is providing 50% reservation for SC/ST candidates at the ratio of 2:1 in the admission to various programmes viz. UG, PG and Ph. D. Moreover, 10% marks relaxation in eligibility criterion for admission in UG and PG Courses and 5% marks relaxation in Ph. D. programmes are also being provided.

    Various welfare schemes and distinctive facilities are provided to the students of Scheduled Castes and Scheduled Tribes.

    1. The university in letter and spirit provides 50 percent reservation in admission for downtrodden students as a means to maintain a state of equilibrium.
    2. SC/ST /PH students are exempted from payment of tuition fees.
    3. All kinds of scholarships/fee reimbursement of Govt of India/UGC of all category students viz. SC/ST/OBC/Minority/PH is scrutinized and facilitated by the University SC/ST Cell.
    4. Under the UGC-sponsored Remedial Coaching Programme (RCP), the SC/ST/OBC/Minority students are given free coaching for UGC/CSIR/ICAR NET and Computer Training, Spoken & Communication skill development etc.
    5. Financial assistance is being provided to SC/ST students at Post Graduate level and Ph.D. scholars for the preparation of the dissertation and thesis respectively.
    6. Separate Gold Medal is being provided to the topper among SC/ST students at UG, PG and M.Phil. programmes to encourage the students of these categories.
    7. Students, faculty, and staff belonging to the marginalized group can approach the Cell for the redressal of any grievance(s) regarding academic, administrative or social problems. The Cell makes efforts and takes necessary action to solve its problems.
    8. Provision is made the university to provide residential coaching facilities by RCA for the category students to excel and crack competitive examinations.
    9. Special provision is made by the University Center of Personality Development through organizing a series of personality development training programmes.
    10. As a part of social responsibility, the University has adopted five villages which were completely cut-off from the developmental mainstream. Efforts and developmental initiatives are undertaken by the University for the Overall Development of the underprivileged residents of these villages.