The Eternal University, sponsored by Kalgidhar Trust and situated in the Valley of Divine Peace, Baru Sahib, Himachal Pradesh has been established by an Act No. 3 of 2009 by Government of Himachal Pradesh to provide cutting edge scientific and technical education amalgamated with spiritual rejuvenation for holistic development of young talent to serve the mankind with love and devotion for promoting universal brotherhood and eternal peace as per the visions of reverend saints and educationists of the 20th century, Sant Baba Attar Singh Ji, Mastuane Wale and Sant Baba Teja Singh Ji by their devoted disciple Baba Iqbal Singh Ji, President, former Director Agriculture, Himachal Pradesh and President of Kalgidhar Trust. The University with its seven constituent colleges has been accredited by NAAC and duly recognized by UGC, AICTE, INC, NCTE, DST, DBT, DSIR and DRDO is now imparting value based education exclusively to girl students. It provides a safest, cleanest, healthiest and most intellectually exhilarating environment for holistic development of its students.
The Eternal University has been offering more than 70 UG, PG and Ph. D. degree courses most suitable to women preference and empowerment, inclusive national development and fulfillment of sustainable developmental goals. M. Sc. Psychology,B. Lib I. S, B. Sc. IT, B. Tech ICT, PGD Renewable Energy are some of the new courses being offered form the academic session 2019-20.
The university has highly qualified, trained, experiences and devoted faculty with state of the art infrastructure, well equipped laboratories and digital teaching facilities to offer the programmes to the maximum satisfaction of all the stake holders. The Hon’ble Governor of Himachal Pradesh Sh. Acharaya Devvart was the Chief Guest at the 6th convocation of the Eternal University held on November 24, 2018 who had appreciated the Gurukul type of education in the University and blessed the nearly 300 recipients of various degrees at the convocation.
Baru Sahib the rural and residential campus has outstanding amenities to fulfill all the requirements for comfortable living of nearly 5000 students, teachers, administrators, staff members and their families and the pilgrims including departmental store, canteens, hostels, theatres, banks, ATMs, post office, bakery, laundries, hospital, bus services, gurdwara with community kitchen indoor and outdoor sports facilities to look like a modern Gurukul. Baru Sahib with 200 Kw photovoltaic solar power plant, water heaters and concentrated solar technology based cooking for all the residents established through grants of Ministry of Renewable Energy, New Delhi has been declared as the Solar Village of Himachal Pradesh. The Lana Bhalta Gram Panchayat including Baru Sahib has been declared as the cleanest Gram Panchayat of HP with the technology developed and transferred by the Trust and university.
The faculty and the research scholars are undertaking research work on the research gaps and trust areas of regional importance for achieving food, nutrition, and health security through enhanced productivity, production, profitability, employment generation, skill development for the inclusive development of the area while ensuring sustainable use of natural resources. The exploration, cataloging, and exploitation of vast biodiversity of functional foods, medicinal and aromatic plants of this mega center of biodiversity with extensive grants from various states and national funding agencies are some of the priority areas of research. Pilot plants for processing of fruits and vegetables, bakery and extrusion products have been established with a grant from Ministry of Food Processing Industry, New Delhi and establishment of Food Quality Testing Laboratory is under consideration of NoFPI.
The University has a very active Career Counseling, Training and Placement Cell for personality, communication and soft skill development of the students who are motivated to take up their certification, training and project work with the prestigious organization at and off the campus. They are required and encouraged to participate in NCC, NSS, indoor and outdoor sports activities, intervarsity sports events, industrial visits and educational tours, celebration of national and international days, conferences, workshops and symposia for their holistic and career development.
As integral part of the course curricula of some of the courses in nursing, agriculture, public health, management and engineering and to effectively participate and discharge responsibility under national initiatives such as Swachh Bharat Abhiyan, Unnat Bharat Abhiyan etc. the Eternal University has adopted more than thirteen villages of five Gram Panchayats in the radius of 15 Km from the campus to interact with the rural youth, men and women for surveys, transfer of technology and skill development for their inclusive development . They are also motivated and encouraged to visit the campus for any help in resolving crucial issues related to health, education and livelihood. The Governing Body of the University has recently permitted the admission of day-boarding girl students of the Sirmour districts so that the girls students of economically weak families from the nearby areas could come from home for their studies in the University.
The Eternal University has the lowest fee, boarding and lodging charges among the seventeen private universities in Himachal Pradesh. There are certain categories of fee waivers for meritorious students throughout their studies in addition to series of scholarships under various Government schemes. The students are also encouraged to do part time work in the Akal Academy, Baru Sahib and University. The Kalgidhar Trust sponsors more than 100 under privileged girl students every year for their free higher studies in the Eternal University. It is obvious that the Eternal University with constant support, blessing and encouragement of His Holiness Baba Iqbal Singh is poised to emerge as the world class institution with excellence in value based higher education and empowerment of girl students who will second to no one to serve the mankind with zeal, confidence, love and devotion. You are kind support, patronage and participation is solicited to make it to come up to your expectations in its noble mission and mandate.
Harcharn Singh Dhaliwal