Hyderabad: To increase its foot print in education sector, The Reliance Anil Dhirubhai Ambani Group, led by Anil Ambani, announced the setting up of the Dhirubhai Ambani University (DAU) in Bhopal, Madhya Pradesh with an investment of Rs.100 crore. The Government of Madhya Pradesh has issued a letter of intent and also provided 110 acres of land for setting up of the proposed University. The group has performed Pooja to mark the start of construction work.
The University will provide focused studies and research in Information and Communication Technology (ICT) and offer both undergraduate and postgraduate programs with emphasis on postgraduate programs. Research activities in ICT and allied areas will be a major thrust at the Institute.. The University will also focus on niche programs relevant to the economic development of Madhya Pradesh.
The University will It will also provide continuing education programs, extended classroom learning to cover a very large number of quality aspirants and organize seminars, conferences etc. for the benefit of working professionals in the industry and academic resource persons in educational institutes.
On the occasion, Shri Anil D Ambani, Chairman, Reliance ADA Group, said “A high-quality University at Bhopal that offers programs in the Information technology is a priority need for a State like MP that is on the vanguard of making great strides in economic development on the strength of its intellectual resources.”
“The experience and the expertise which group has acquired by establishing the DA-IICT at Gandhinagar (Gujarat), which is one of the renowned institutes in India, gives us the confidence to move forward on this path and contribute to the nation’s knowledge bank”; he added.
The University will be designed and developed as a storehouse of knowledge in information technology and allied areas, and be supportive to the government and the industry, besides focusing on its essential objective of research and teaching.
The Group is committed to build a state-of-the-art e-enabled infrastructure, campus, class rooms, technical instruments, facilities and hostel accommodation etc., to make DAU a world class institute. The proposed University will be the second educational institution to be run by the Group. It already manages the highly renowned Dhirubhai Ambani Institute of Information and Communication Technology in Gandhinagar, Gujarat.