Ambedkar University (AUD)


The Dr. Bharat Ratna Ambedkar University in Delhi was promulgated in 2007 and started functioning in July of 2008. The university’s primary focus is on teaching and research activities in the field of Social Sciences and Humanities (in keeping with Dr. B.R. Ambedkar’s principles and life’s work). The university aims at promoting equity and social justice and has established a number of schools and education centres so that higher education combined with practical knowledge can be disseminated throughout India. The schools and centres offer postgraduate diploma, Masters’ and research programmes in social sciences, humanities, mathematical sciences and liberal studies. The School of Human Ecology focuses on the social dimensions of environmental change and sustainable development. It aims at creating competencies and sensitivities relating to the environment and development among future policy makers, leaders of civil society initiatives, advocacy groups and administrators. The School of Liberal Studies concentrates on languages and more classical disciplines in specialised areas, including translation, social history, labour economics and comparative religion, among others.

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