Taking Skill-based Higher Education to the grassroots of India


India’s urban areas offer higher education opportunities than the rural parts. To receive quality higher education, students from rural areas move to cities. The area they move to loses skilled and enthusiastic individuals who could help it develop. We need institutions to bring global exposure to the local level in such a situation.

The AISECT Group of Universities is empowering rural and semi-urban communities with higher education. The five universities that make up the AISECT Group are committed to students’ skill development. They bring new ideas and help them succeed. Each university has its own unique features. The Rabindranath Tagore University, for example, has 14 Centre of Excellences – Centre for Incubation, Entrepreneurship & Startups, Centre for Science & Communication, Centre for Science & communication and Centre for Advance Material, Centre for Science & communication and Centre for Science & Technology, Centre for Renewable Energy and Centre for Agriculture. Centre for Literature and Culture Studies of Indian Diaspora. Centre for Language Learning, Centre for Translation and Centre for Sanskrit and Oriental Languages Studies. and Indigenous Knowledge Tradition, Vanmali Srijan Peth and Publication. Tagore International Centre for Art and Culture. Tagore Centre for Regional Languages and Culture. Students are awarded scholarships like Shiksha Mitra on a merit-based basis. The Dr C.V Raman University in Bilaspur offers a research-based learning environment as well as short-term skilled-based courses through CVRU NSDC Academy. It is the only university in Chhattisgarh that offers distance education. Five MOUs have been signed by Dr C.V. Raman University in Bihar with international universities to support research and education. It has two strong areas of meaning study: renewable energy & materials science Chemistry and Earth science. The infrastructure at AISECT University Jharkhand is top-notch and the education system is excellent for students. Khandwa’s Dr C.V. Raman University offers an efficient e-learning system and audio-video system that help students learn better. Each university has its own unique features that will help students succeed.

AISECT offers online courses through This is India’s largest open-learning platform and provides over 2700 certificate and diploma courses in English and Hindi. The Covid-19 has seen technological advances and their implementation in education have increased. The Learning Management System, which was created by the organization, has completely digitized education. LMS allows for online classes and learning programs that change the traditional educational model, making it a university-ready institution. The LMS allows students to track their progress and reach faculty one-on-one. They can also access prerecorded lectures whenever it is convenient, and take the online exam. Due to the pandemic students can now access all AISECT Group universities online. They also have online tuition, payment options, and classes. Students who took 12th grade exams can also receive free career counseling sessions from the universities. Online courses are available on English communication, personality development, and soft skills.

Each university of the AISECT Group has international collaborations and tie-ups for student advancement, which offers them international exposure.Universities under this prestigious Group hold a platinum partnership with Microsoft Ed-vantage and extensive linkages with international institutions like ICE WaRM (Australia), University of SIGEN (Germany), NCTU (Taiwan), Rennselaer Polytechnic Institute (USA), KAIST (South Korea), KYIV University (Ukraine), Tribhuvan University (Nepal), Benaka Biotechnologies Inc (USA) and MoI University Eldoret (Kenya). For a deeper understanding of the AISECT Group of Universities, let’s dive into more detail.

Rabindranath Tagore University, Bhopal (Madhya Pradesh)

Rabindranath Tagore University was established in Raisen, Madhya Pradesh, in Bhopal as India’s first skill university. The university is spread over a 50-acre campus and offers various diploma, undergraduate, and postgraduate courses in Engineering, Science and Education. It also offers 32 courses in Skill Development. The university is a partner with the National Skill Development Corporation and Sector Skills Councils like ASCI, ASDC and GJSCI. The university is well-versed in research-oriented education. Its key areas of research are Renewable Energy and Rural Development, Material Science & Nano Technology, Environmental Science, and Science. The university is a member of both the Association of Indian Universities and Association of Commonwealth Universities. To aid its research in the sphere of renewable energy, the university houses an Advanced Energy Lab and an Innovative Energy Park with state-of-the-art facilities to conduct investigations, measurements and experiments/fabrication in solar, thermal, wind and hydel energy.RNTU is the only recipient private university in M.P of NITI Aayog grant to set up its own Atal Incubation Centre (AIC). AIC-RNTU aims at encouraging and promoting entrepreneurship in India. It serves as both an accelerator and startup incubator, and aims to mentor young entrepreneurs in order to help them innovate. AIC-RNTU supports the Startup ecosystem in all its functions, viz. Mentoring, handholding and workshops, investor connect, mentorship, workshops, investor connect, events. competitions, dedicated office space & new age labs are just a few of the many functions that AIC-RNTU offers. AIC-RNTU has several labs including IOT Lab, I4 Lab, Fabrication Lab consisting of 3D printer, Mini CNC Machines, CNCRouters, Vinyl Cutters, Laser Cutters, and 3D Scanner. AIC-RNTU currently hosts 45 incubator startups

Dr. C.V. Raman University Bilaspur (Chhattisgarh).

CVRU Bilaspur was founded in 2006 as Central India’s first privately-funded university. CVRU Bilaspur, a 50-acre campus with an impeccable infrastructure, experienced faculty, and an innovative method of teaching education, is the first university in Chhattisgarh that has been awarded ISO 9001:2008 certification. The university has more than 200 Ph. More than 84,000 students have been able to “Be More” with the university’s D, M.Phil, and Postgraduate programs that range from engineering, law, yoga, and physiotherapy. CVRU Bilaspur has been a prominent centre for rural research and research in Biotechnology. It also empowers thousands of students with industry-oriented skill sets. It is the only state university to have been chosen as the Centre for Knowledge Acquisition and Upgradation of Skilled Human Abilities and Livelihood in the self-financed category for execution of the Deen Dayal Upadhyay Kaushal Kendra Yojana. CVRU Bilaspur also offers short-term skills development courses for students through its CVRUNSDC Academy for Skill Development. Through the Institute of Open and Distance Education, the university is recognized by the Distance Education Council. CVRU Bilaspur has made rapid progress towards becoming a digital university. Radio Raman 90.4 FM is a pioneering digital initiative. It was the first university-owned community radio station in India. The station broadcasts entertainment and educational content.

AISECT University, Hazaribag (Jharkhand):

AISECT University (AU), was established in Hazaribag, Jharkhand in 2016. It is the district’s first Private University and the first Skills University of the State. The campus covers 25,000 square feet. The university covers a sprawling 25,000 sq.ft. AU is the only state university of its type. It aims to educate students on economic and social issues. Its goal is to promote knowledge, research, skills-based education that will help students withstand and face the ever-changing challenges of a competitive world. AU hopes to develop competent and motivated professionals in Jharkhand through modern infrastructure and a friendly campus.

Dr C.V. Raman University, Vaishali (Bihar):

In Bihar’s Vaishali district, Dr C.V. Raman University (CVRU), was established in 2018. It is the first state-funded skills-based university. CVRU Vaishali is a local initiative that aims to reduce youth migration in Bihar by offering quality education options for the area’s youth. The sprawling campus covers more than 2,000,000 square feet and has all modern amenities. The university covers more than 2,000,000 square feet of land and offers a variety of industry-focused, multidisciplinary courses in Engineering, Management, Science, Commerce, Science, Science, IT, Yoga Education Faculties, Computer & IT, Science, Science, Science, Science, Science, Science, Science, Science, Science, Science, Science, Science, Science, Science, Science, Science, Science, Science, Science, Science, Science, Science, Science, Science, Science, Science, Science, Science, Science, Commerce, Science, Science, IT, Computer & IT, It also offers many skill development courses that are relevant to the needs and aspirations of Bihar’s industry.

Dr C.V. Raman University, Khandwa (Madhya Pradesh):

In Khandwa in Madhya Pradesh, the university was founded in 2018. The university was founded with the goal of providing a conducive environment for students and teachers. We aim to empower students and promote knowledge-based education. The university’s vision aims to create Dr. C. V. Raman University, a platform that provides quality education and fosters research. It will help students acquire the skills and knowledge necessary to succeed in the ever-changing, challenging professional world. The university’s mission will be to foster creativity, encourage innovation, provide guidance that prepares professionals for the workplace, strengthen relationships with top academic and corporate bodies, and to be considered an avant-garde institution. The UGC Act Section 2(f), recognizes the university. The university is an active member in good standing of AIU.

Various national and international platforms recognized the Group’s extraordinary efforts, including the Zee Digital “Academic Excellence Award” 2021, Digital Technology Senate Awards from Express Computer2021, Zee Education Excellence Award 2020 and World Education Awards Dubai (2015-2016 and 2017), ASSOCHAM Excellence In Education Awards 2014 and World Education Summit 2014, NIELIT Award 2014. AISECT Group was also ranked No. Outlook India has ranked AISECT Group as the No. 1 private university in Central India by Careers360. The group has over 36 years of experience in job placement and skill development. It offers students many opportunities through its extensive industry connections and expert knowledge in entrepreneurship development. AGU offers avant-grade education on all five campuses, which is often not accessible to the country’s poor.

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