Association of Universities of Asia and the Pacific elects an Indian as the Global 2nd Vice President at Asia Pacific level
Shri Hari Mohan Gupta, Chancellor, Jagran Lakecity University, gets elected as the Global 2nd Vice President for a two-year term
New Delhi, 19th Nov 2020: Shri. Hari Mohan Gupta, Chancellor, Jagran Lakecity University, Bhopal has been elected as the Global 2nd Vice President of Association of Universities of Asia and the Pacific (AUAP). The Association of the Universities of Asia and the Pacific (AUAP)), holds the highest formal consultative status with UNESCO. Its primary purpose is to be the main platform for interaction and collaboration between members and to be the effective voice of universities in Asia and the Pacific region.
In the recently held elections at the Asia & Pacific level, Shri. Hari Mohan Gupta was elected to this prestigious and high office and shall serve a term of two years from January 1, 2021, to December 31, 2022. This announcement was done during the 14th AUAP general assembly meeting (GAM) held on the 18th of November and the theme of the conference was “Redefining The Future of HEIs Towards Progressive Education & Their Best Practices”. Mr. Gupta has also been inducted into the Board of Management of AUAP, as a distinguished member as well.
He is the only Indian holding such a high and important position at AUAP which is being seen as a great honor and recognition for India and the Indian higher education system. Hari Mohan Gupta has been an active member of the association for many years and has contributed to the increasing quality global exposure of Indian universities at various platforms. At present, AUAP has 174 universities registered under it representing 5 continents and 29 countries of the Asia Pacific region, and Jagran Lakecity University, Bhopal represents India as the Country Chair for the year.
On his appointment as the Global Second Vice President, Mr. Gupta said, "I am thrilled and humbled to be elected for the position, and appreciate the confidence that the AUAP Board has placed in me. The association has been successfully working to develop a strong network of universities in the region. My mission would be to enhance it with the exchange of quality information for the mutual development of all member universities and strengthen various collaborative initiatives. I look forward to contributing my best for a strong education network in the Asia &Pacific region."
This announcement of election results coincided with the AUAP virtual conference, that focused on the innovative best practices and challenges in HEIs during the pandemic and how universities have responded to it. Many key decisions and deliberations were conducted and included Ratification of the Proposed New Constitution, the election of the Second Vice President & Members of the Board, Appointment of other AUAP Officers, and the Oath Taking of the Incoming AUAP President, and Board Members. There were 172 delegates from 98 institutions representing 10 Countries who attended the event.
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Note for the Editor:
The Association of the Universities of Asia and the Pacific (AUAP) is a Non-Governmental Organization (NGO), holding the highest formal consultative status with UNESCO. Its primary purpose is to be the main platform for interaction and collaboration between members, and to be the effective voice of universities in Asia and the Pacific region.
AUAP organizes regular conferences and workshops for higher education leaders and institutions in the Asia-Pacific region to discuss important issues and the challenges facing higher education today. AUAP promotes and helps enhance mutually beneficial cooperation among educational institutions, and is dedicated to rendering such services to its member institutions.
Mission of AUAP
To promote a culture of quality, innovation, and research in the higher education sectors in Asia and the Pacific region.
To preserve and enhance the values and cultural diversity of Asia and the Pacific towards better understanding and cooperation for socio-economic development and (universal) peace. To engage with stakeholders of the higher educations and other organizations to further the objectives of AUAP.
To maintain a platform for interaction and collaboration among members, and be the voice of universities in Asia and the Pacific region.
To promote universal peace and international understanding through education.
About Jagran Lakecity University
Jagran Lakecity University Bhopal is a private university established under Section 2(f) of UGC Act 1956 and is based out of Bhopal, Madhya Pradesh.
JLU Bhopal is one of the fastest growing and one of the most awarded universities of Central India having practice-based pedagogy at its core. Currently, the university is offering 56-degree program to more than 2500 students from 8 countries and 27 states of India. The university has 27 partnership with top industries and international universities ensuring the students get great exposure both nationally and internationally. JLU Bhopal is the only university from Central India that is part of three Erasmus+ projects funded by the European Union Commission. The university is currently the country chair for the Association of Universities of Asia Pacific (AUAP) and a member of the prestigious Association of Commonwealth University (ACU).
The University has been bestowed with several prestigious awards, such as 'University of the Year' by the Government of Madhya Pradesh for consecutive four years in 2015, 2016 2017 ,2018, and 2019 and is recognized as a Global League Institution in 2015 at the House of Commons, London, UK. JLU Bhopal has been ranked “No. 1 Private University in Madhya Pradesh” in the year 2016, 2017, 2018 & 2019 by several leading publications.
For more details visit www.jlu.edu.in
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