Prof. Narendra Kumar Taneja
India, the oldest civilisation and the oldest nation of the world, inherits a rich tradition of intellectual exploration. The Rigveda prayer :' आ नो भद्रा क्रतवो यन्तु विश्वतः' (Let the noble ideas come to us from the entire world.) underlines the openness in Indian thinking since ancient times. Even in the ancient period, India led the higher education system of the world, attracting student population from a number of countries to its famous seats of learning at Takshila and Nalanda.
Established in 1965, the Chaudhary Charan Singh University, Meerut (formerly known as Meerut University, Meerut) has been continuously engaged in creation and dissemination of world class knowledge by involving all the stake-holders, i.e., students, teachers, supporting staff and the people from different walks of the society. Over the years, it has steadily evolved itself as one of the leading centers of comprehensive learning with its exposure to and linkages with the peers at national and international levels. With its state of the art infrastructure, well equipped laboratories and highly qualified and dedicated faculty, the University is committed to the task of harnessing and cultivating the capabilities of young students with a view to enabling them to carve suitable space for themselves in the modern economic world.
Conscious of its social responsibility and accountability, the University since its inception has been striving hard to inculcate the right values among students so as to develop them as socially sensitive citizens. Sustainable development and inclusiveness being our main mottos, the university encourages teaching and research programmes addressing the issues of concern to the contemporary society. Thus, the system encourages not only the curricular activities, but also promotes co-currical, extracurricular and extension activities through its outreach to and interaction with the local community.
While we have come a long way and our academic journey is marked by a number of path breaking milestones, we have to keep pace with the fast changing needs and expectations of the society. The process of creating new knowledge and producing capable human beings dedicated to the upliftment of the nation and the world has to continue with renewed vigour in an unabated manner.
I extend my best wishes to all the students, teachers and members of the administrative staff who are part of the University and to those also who intend to join us in our endeavour to liberate the humanity with the help of the powerful tool of knowledge.