IASE stands for Institute of Advanced Studies in Education. It was sponsored by a non-governmental, Non-profit-motive making registered society, namely, Gandhi Vidya Mandir (GVM). IASE is a constituent of Gandhi Vidya Mandir. The Government of India has accorded it the formal recognition of University, under Section 3 of the UGC Act-1956 vide notification F.9/29/2000-U.3 of 25th June 2002, and by the UGC vide notification F.6-25/2001 (cpp-i) of 27th July 2002. GVM was founded in 1950, on a 1200- acre piece of land, on one of the harshest and most backward terrains. Acutely prone to droughts, heat and cold waves, epidemics and other travesties of nature, GVM has striven to alleviate the acute backwardness through various permanent and adhoc programmes of education, culture, livelihood, health and hygiene, vocations etc. The rich cultural and spiritual heritage of India and propagation of Gandhian ideals of Ahimsa, Sarvoday and Universal Brotherhood are given due importance in the curricular, as well as periodical, programmes. GVM was the vision of Shri Kanhaiyalal Dugar who later embraced sanyas and came to be known as Swami Shri Ramsharanji, an embodiment of universal humanism. He, with the blood and sweat of many devoted social workers, philanthropists, students and staff, created this epitome of emulative excellence in human endeavour. Shri Dugar dedicated his entire life and all his personal wealth to the cause of education and upliftment of the down-trodden. GVM boasts over 10,000 resident / non-resident students, from pre-primary to Ph.D.level. There is a separate multi-faculty colleges for girls and co-educational colleges in Ayurved, Para-Medical, Life Sciences, Veterinary Sciences, IT and Management Engineering, Art, Science and Commerce. The sprawling 1200 acres university campus is a verdant oasis in the lap of an intense desert. It is dotted by large parks, gardens, playgrounds, auditoria, cultural and spiritual centres.
GVM was conceptualized and nurtured as a University. The studies in education started in 1953, through its basic Teacher’s Training College . The degree courses started in 1956, postgraduate in 1958 and the facility for Ph.D was added in 1968. ‘The Institute of Advanced Studies in Education’ came into being under the Centrally Sponsored Scheme of Education in 1993. The new millennium heralded the dawn of a dream-come true. After an arduous toil of over fifty years, Institute of Advanced Studies in Education (IASE) of GVM was formally recognized as Deemed to be University of Government of India and UGC, in 2002. IASE is India’s premier Institute in the Faculty of Education; facilitating teacher’s training from primary level up to the doctoral stage. Distance Education Programme was started in 2003 with the objective of bringing education to all those who seek it at a place, pace and time of their own choosing, and to inculcate the spirit of life-long learning, at an affordable cost. Over a period of time, thousand of students have benefited in diverse fields of Education, IT & Management, Engineering, Paramedical, Bio-Technology, Science & Humanities from certification up to post-graduate programmes.
Location and Transportation - The University is nestled like an oasis in the Thar desert, near the town of Sardarshahr in India ’s north-western state of Rajasthan. It is about 300 km west of Delhi , 125 km east of Bikaner and 230 km north of Jaipur (connected by rail and road). GVM has its own triad of helipads.
Ayurveda Vishwa Bharti
Basic Teachers' Training College
Krishi Vigyan Kendra
Department Of Education
Senior Secondary Schools
Abu Road Campus
Physiotherapy & Allied Health
Traditional & Home Science
Distance Courses - These are provides in Information Technology, Management, Engineering, Traditional, Paramedical, Ayurveda & Yoga, Veterinary Science
Hostels - It has one of the largest infrastructures comprising 12 hostels - separate for boys and girls, with an intake capacity of more than 2000 students. Single, double and triple occupancy rooms are available. Some of these are air-conditioned. Air coolers can also be provided in individual rooms. Each hostel has a guest room, garden, playground, telephone, indoor games and sports and recreational activities. There are well furnished auditoria, stadia, gymnasia, yoga and spiritual centres, dining halls, safe drinking water and sanitation facilities and common messes maintaining all aspects of health and hygiene. Daily newspapers, magazines and TVs are also made available in common rooms. The hostel mess is run by students' cooperatives on 'no-profit, no-loss' basis.
Training & Placement Cell - IASE believes in providing an environment that stimulates and develops the abilities of each individual student, to the best of their potential. It supports the students to hone multi-dimensional skills and to make them ready to face the hard realities of the contemporary world. Training and placement cell of IASE is meticulously working in this direction with untiring zeal.
Students' Support System - Founding fathers were conscious that India is a country of great disparities. Therefore, right since the inception, freeships, scholarships and many kinds of assistance have been provided to physically challenged, economically under-privilege and other disadvantaged students.There are special no-fee hostels for the physically challenged and destitutes, with an intake capacity of 50 students each. Special support is also made available to those who are extra-talented in regular or other disciplines.
Library - Each faculty/department has its own library, which caters to the immediate needs of the students, teachers and researchers. The libraries have all the essential books, national/international journals in digital as well as print form. Several periodicals are subscribed regularly. Wide range of text books & reference books are available on different subjects like Bioinformatics, Biotechnology, Electrical Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Computer Science and Engineering, Electronics and Communication Engineering, Management and other allied fields. The university has a large central library also, with over fifty thousand titles in a cross section of knowledge and learning.
Games and Sports - The University has inducted regular curriculum for students to ensure their fitness with a variety of indoor and outdoor games and sports. The indoor games include Chess, Badminton, Table-Tennis, Carom Board and the like. Apart from indoor games, there is a whole gamut of outdoor sports like Cricket, Volleyball, Hockey, Basket Ball, Badminton, Athletics etc.
Personality Development Programme - For developing leadership traits and qualities students are encouraged to be a part of various Committees and Councils like Discipline Committee, Cultural Committee, Industry & Corporate Interface Committee, etc. Various clubs like HR Club, Finance Club, Marketing Club, Operations Club, etc have been formed and each club functions under the guidance of faculty members.
Development of Communication Skills - Group discussion, debates, declamations, quizzes, speeches, situation-appreciation projects and essay writings are organized at regular intervals for improving the expression and to strengthen the confidence and communication skills of the students.
Guest-House - The university has a Guest-House. The Guest-House has a common dinning hall and 10 rooms, of which 6 are Air Conditioned and remaining 4 rooms are Air cooled. All rooms have coloured television with cable TV networking facility.
Health Service - Health Service facilities with inpatient ward are available at Ayurveda College of the university. Consultation is free for all students. It provides outpatient treatment both in morning and evening. In addition to it, Physiotherapy and Panchkarma facilities are also available at the Campus.
Vaccination - Whenever epidemic cases are reported vaccination is administered to the students as a preventive measure.
Post-Office - There is a Post-Office in the main campus where all postal facilities including saving Bank are available.
Banking Service - A branch of Oriented Bank of Commerce functions at the university campus. Banking service is available from 10AM to 2PM on Monday to Friday and from 10AM to 12AM on Saturdays. ATM facility is also available at the Bank in the campus.
Co-operative store - Co-operative store with the staff members, various departments, schools as it members function at the university campus. The day-to-day demands of the students and staff such as books, note books, other stationery items, cosmetics, edibles etc. are met by the co-operative store.
News Letter - The Media Management Institute at Bikaner of the university publishes a monthly new paper “Tejas” which contain educational and informative article and highlights the developmental activities and programmes of the university.
IASE is a NAAC accredited B+ (79% i.e. 5 star rated) institute, and is also NS.EN ISO 9001:2000 certified organization.Information compiled from : IASE University Website