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Directorate of Social and Corporate Relations

About DSCR

Mahatma Jyotiba Phule Rohilkhand University (MJPRU), established in 1975 as an af?liating University, was upgraded to affliating-cum-residential University in 1985. MJPRU imparts education through its 15 faculties viz. Faculty of Agriculture, Faculty of Arts, Faculty of Commerce, Faculty of Legal Studies, Faculty of Science, Faculty of Applied Science, Faculty of Education, Faculty of Humanities & Social Science, Faculty of Education and Allied Sciences, Faculty of Engineering and Technology, Faculty of Management, Faculty of Medical Sciences, Faculty of Dental Sciences, Faculty of Fine Arts, Faculty of Ayurveda and Unani and its 25 constituent teaching departments in the University campus like Ancient History, Economics Business Administration, Plant Science, Animal Science, Law, Education, Engineering & Technology, Pharmacy, Hotel Management, etc. as well as through its 548 af?liated colleges.

The University headquarter is located in Bareilly, with its territorial jurisdiction extending over nine districts of Rohilkhand Region; Bareilly, Moradabad, Rampur, Bijnor, Jyotiba Phule Nagar, Badaun, Pilibhit, and Shahjahanpur. The university campus spreads over 206 acres. Lush green land possesses all the infrastructure required for a university like an administrative building, faculty buildings, a central library, a sports complex (both outdoor and indoor), a Multipurpose Hall, hostels for boys & girls, residences for of?cers of the university, faculty members, non- teaching staff, and a guest house.
The National Education Policy (NEP-2020) aimed at imparting quality university education and universal access to good education as the key to India's continued ascent, and leadership on the global stage in terms of economic growth, social justice and equality, scienti?c advancement, national integration, and cultural preservation. Universal high-quality education is the best way to develop and maximize the potential of our country's rich talents and utilize its resources for the good of the individual, the society, the country, and ultimately for the world. The new National Education Policy targets to reorient the education system towards meeting the needs of the 21st century by achieving the twin objectives of inclusion, excellence and to develop conscious awareness towards roles and duties and inclusion of community participation which would minimize the exclusion of underprivileged societies. This will motivate students to learn more about the diverse culture of India, its knowledge system, and tradition, and also sensitize them on human values, empathy, tolerance, human rights, gender equality, inclusion, and equity which will develop respect for diversity. Indeed, with the quickly changing employment landscape and global ecosystem, it is becoming increasingly critical that students not only learn but more importantly learn how to learn and serve society. It is based on the principle that education must develop not only cognitive capacities - both the foundational capacities 'of literacy and numeracy and 'higher-order' cognitive capacities, such as critical thinking and problem-solving but also develops and maintain social, ethical, and emotional equilibrium.

The NEP 2020 explores the rich heritage of ancient and eternal Indian knowledge system and thought has been a guiding light for the transformation of society and education. The pursuit of knowledge (Jnan), wisdom (Pragya), and truth (Satya) was always considered the highest human goal of Indian thought and philosophy. As per NEP2020, University and Higher Education institutions must represent the key to more vibrant, socially engaged, cooperative communities and happier, cohesive, cultured, productive, innovative, progressive, and prosperous individuals, society, nation, and ultimately the whole world. The role of University and higher education will determine the place of knowledge in providing solutions to future challenges. Aspects of social responsibility in higher education although does get articulated very categorically in this document, mirrors the ideas that are being spoken about under the social corporate responsibility banner. The document also advocated for awarding certi?cates and credits for such activities; an aspect we are assertive today, in all our capacities. It provided for the concept of a university that is suited to the production of universal knowledge that is of bene?t to society, nation, and across the globe.

In 2013 the central government also enforced an act for the corporate sector to act towards their social responsibility in the form of "Corporate Social Responsibility" under company act section 135. According to the act, the corporate sector has to spend 2% of their gross income contributing to social responsibility. The central government has recently amended the act and has included Public funded universities under the company CSR activities. In the face of the presently growing isolation of University and higher education from society, there is a need of the hour in 21century to establish determination for genuinely engaging with the community, conduct socially relevant research education, and nurture social responsibility amongst academia as part of their core objective. It proposes an innovative aspect of furthering the quality of higher education in the University in terms of strengthening community engagement and promoting social responsibility.

In view of the above MJPRU is committed to lead society and promote the overall acquisition of knowledge to address societal, national as well as global challenges. As such, continuous re?ection regarding social commitment is the sign of the higher education systems of the future, where this commitment is understood as the service that education provides in terms of the public good. In this sense, the aim of universities is not to serve private capital, but rather to become a catalyst for individual and social development and a source of critical and independent thinking through social corporate relations.