Vice Chancellor's Message
Dr R.D. PATIDAR
From our inception in 2014, it was clear to us that we are bestowed with an enormous opportunity to truly leverage our key strengths – location, industrial assets, and the supporting ecosystem to re-imagine the role of an institution of higher education can play to truly build a world-class institution with a specific focus.
No institution has the commitment, vision, or execution capabilities like OPJU to deliver on the the vision of becoming India’s First and Only Private University catering to the needs of the Indian Steel and Power Industries. The University will consciously create resources that address problems unique to the Steel industry whether in the areas of engineering and technology or in the fields of Management practices.
OPJU will deliver on its promise through industry-aligned academic programs, industry-focused research, skill development efforts, scholarship, and advocacy initiatives. Benchmarked with the course of studies of various institutions of repute, our curriculum is extremely contemporary, industry-linked, and is a result of brainstorming efforts of great think-tanks: a large number of faculty members, experts from industries, and research level organizations.
Specifically, the University will have five core strengths; Steel Making, Manufacturing Excellence, Steel Industry 4.0, Steel Logistics, and Steel Global Markets, each of these embedded in each of our delivery modes to make an immediate impact to our stakeholders – students, industry partners, and academia.
OPJU will be unique through its practical approach to teaching by embracing a “learning by doing” pedagogy, focus on real-world problems of the industry and on-the-job training for all students, an industry-specific academic curriculum, and a research focus is driven first and foremost by industry needs. We measure our success by learning outcomes which are student-centric, both academic and non-academic.
In a short period of six years since we began we have three schools, Engineering, Management, and Science Offering 12 degree programs with over 1300 students, and 75 + full time regular faculty members.
We have already embarked on our journey to focus the efforts of meeting the needs of the Steel and affiliated industries. We request you all to be the partner with us on this ambitious journey. We are grateful as always for your deep commitment, encouragement, and support that you have extended to us in the past and look forward to a long-lasting partnership in the future.
I strongly believe that OPJU is marching ahead in the right direction, providing holistic education to the future generation and playing a positive role in nation-building. We believe sincerely that it will meet the aspirations of all stakeholders – students, parents, and the employers of our students.