Vice Chancellor

knb murthy

Dr. K.N.B MURTHY

Vice Chancellor, DSU

Dear Students,

Welcome to Dayananda Sagar University (DSU), Bengaluru.

DSU is a State Private University established, under Karnataka Act No. 20 of 2013 (i.e., Dayananda Sagar University Act 2012), by Mahatma Gandhi Vidya Peetha (MGVP) Trust founded by noted social reformer Late Sri Dayananda Sagar. MGVP Trust has also established other educational institutions and all institutions including DSU, under MGVP Trust, are qualitatively progressing in leaps and bounds under the leadership of his sons Dr. D Hemachandra Sagar, Chancellor of DSU and Dr. D Premachandra Sagar, Pro Chancellor of DSU.

DSU, recognized by University Grants Commission (UGC) - New Delhi, started its academic Programs of Study, from 2015, which have been receiving approvals from the concerned Regulatory authorities such as All India Council for Technical Education (AICTE), Pharmacy Council of India (PCI), Indian Nursing Council (INC) and Medical Council of India (MCI) under National Medical Commission (NMC).

Traditionally, universities have been using Knowledge-based approach to transfer as much knowledge to students so as to prepare them for career and life. While knowledge continues to be important it is the know-how in the form of specific skills that holds productivity promise to employers. Since the requisite skills keep changing in all fields (such as Physical sciences, Social Sciences, Engineering and Medicine), it is imperative for universities to carefully redesign and reinvent their learning systems to meet the challenges of an ever-changing world and diverse student community. Learning systems thus constructed/ conceptualized should be goal-oriented enabling students to create, construct, research, innovate, design, manage and lead. Sensing this, DSU is adopting a competency-centered approach where in learning can be personalized to focus on the competency gaps of students. This approach incorporates the concepts of both Knowledge-based and skill-based approaches. The competency-centered approach shall ensure that the students not only acquire threshold competencies but also a set of distinguishing competencies that can catapult them to leadership when opportunities arise.

Competencies may be related to theorizing, articulation, problem solving or hands-on working at the lower level or 'Abstract Thinking', 'Critical Thinking', 'Creative Thinking', 'Systems Thinking' and 'Clarity of Vision' at the higher level. DSU has been working towards the objective of making its students strong in these competencies to help them to become world-class Scientists, Engineers, Designers, Architects, Doctors, Lawyers, Technical Specialists, Teachers, Entrepreneurs, Researchers and Scholars. DSU strongly hopes that its students perceive and enthusiastically embrace competency-centered learning to perform their best on any platform and justify the responsibility placed on them to shape the future of the nation and the world.

In order for students to realize the above, DSU has been continuously upgrading support systems in the form of world class academic infrastructure, high quality internet, best-in class faculty, industry driven innovation labs, business incubation center, flexible learning models, student clubs, outreach centers, state-of-the-art sports as well as cultural infrastructure, strong alumni network with faculty mentors acting as extended family, enviable campus facilities, successful collaborations with top-notch industries as well as institutes of repute and research organizations for placement and internships.

DSU is in Bengaluru, the most innovative city in India, which offers plethora of opportunities for all passions such as sports, culture, science, technology, literature. music and media.

Finally, DSU cordially invites you to visit its vibrant campus to experience the best-in-class academic ambience as well as culture of professionalism and "LIVE THE DREAM".

Best Wishes..... Dr. KNB Murthy