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Banasthali Vidyapith
Banasthali Vidyapith is an all woman's university located in the Tonk district of Rajasthan, India, 72 km from Jaipur. Banasthali has developed into a national centre for women's education. It is one of the five universities in India exclusively for women.
Banasthali Vidyapith is a center of learning for girls from nursery to post-graduate stage, offering them modern education together with India's cultural and traditional values.

History

On October 6, 1935 Ratan Shastri and Pandit Heera Lal Shastri founded Banasthali Vidyapith in memory of their daughter Shantabai as Smt shantabai shiksha kutir with 6 girls. The hostels of Vidyapith are named after her - Shri Shanta Bhavan, Shri Shanta Niwas, Shri Shanta Kuteer.

Courses
B.Tech. (Electronics & Communications, Computer Engineering, Information Technology, Biotechnology and Chemical Engineering).
The university offers undergraduate and postgraduate courses in Science, Business, Computer Applications, and Social Sciences.

Postgraduate courses

• M.A. (Education, Economics, History, Political Science, Sociology, Sanskrit, Hindi, English, Drawing and Painting, Music (Instrumental/Vocal), Textile Design(Weaving/Printing).
• M.Sc.(Physics, Chemistry, Computer Science+, Mathematical Sciences(Pure Mathematics/Theoretical Computer Science/Operations Research/Statistics), Bio-Sciences(Animal Science/Plant Science), Biotechnology, Electronics , Bio-Informatics, Pharmaceutical Chemistry, Applied Microbiology and Biotechnology).
• Master of Business Administration (MBA)
• Master of Computer Applications (MCA)
• M.Tech. (Computer Science +/Software Engineering +/VLSI Design /Information Technology+).
• M.Ed.
• M.Sc. (Home Science) (Human Development, Foods Science and Nutrition, Clothing and Textile).
• M.Phil. (Social Sciences and English Language Teaching, Hindi, Music (Vocal/Instrumental), Mathematical Sciences).
• Ph.D. ((Sanskrit, Hindi, English, Economics, History, Political Science, Sociology, Public Administration, Music, Drawing and Painting, Computer Science, Electronics, Mathematics, Statistics, Physics, Bio-science, Biotechnology, Home-science (Human Development/Food Science and Nutrition/Clothing and Textile), Education, Management).

A national institution for women's education

The Vidyapith has had virtual autonomy for its school programmes since the very beginning and was affiliated to an outside agency for its university programmes in 1983. In 1983 the Government of India, on the advice of the University Grants Commission, notified the Vidyapith as an Institution deemed to be University.

The Vidyapith, after attaining the university status in 1983, restructured its undergraduate programme. At the postgraduate level, the Vidyapith introduced courses in Computer Science, Operational Research, Electronics and Biotechnology. Teacher Education and Management have been started. New courses include M.Sc. (Bio-Informatics), M.Sc. (Pharmaceutical Chemistry) and M.Sc. (Applied Microbiology).

Along with professional programmes such as MBA and MCA, all postgraduate courses in the Faculty of Science have a semester system. From 2004 all Social Science, Humanities and Home Science Post-graduate programmes have been run as semester courses.

Jaipur campus

The institute started another campus at Jaipur in 2001, for Management (BBA, MBA) and IT (BCA, MCA, M.Tech) courses. Jaipur centre is equipped with labs, lecture rooms, library and a 512 kbit/s Internet leased line.

Infrastructure and learning resources

The Vidyapith is a residential institute.

The Vidyapith has land of 850 acres (3.4 km²) on which there are 18 academic blocks housing departments, Central Library, and auditorium offices. There are 20 hostels and 220 staff quarters and one working women’s hostel with 72 seats. The campus has provision for games and sports programme. The Laxmi Bai maidan (26,690 sq. metres) is used for activities such as parade and annual fares. It also has a storage and projection room for cultural programmes and film shows.

The Vidula Maidan (41,950 sq. metres) has fields for games such as hockey, volleyball, basketball, tennis, Yoga, Martial Arts and Mass Physical Display activities, with indoor space for games such as badminton and table tennis. There is a swimming pool where students learn swimming at charges of Rs 2000 per annum.

There is a licensed air strip in the Vidyapith which is used for training students in gliding and flying. This has been one of the activities introduced as early as 1960 even before Banasthali Vidyapith got university status. The Vidyapith has a projector and arranges film shows and cultural programmes. The Central Library of the Vidyapith has over one and a half lakh volumes. The library is connected to the UGC INFLIBNET programme. In addition there are department libraries linked through the Vidyapith’s campus network. The students and faculty have access to internet via a 512 kbit/s BSNL leased line, 512 kbit/s INFONET VSAT connectivity and a campus-wide network having its central server at the Apaji Institute. The network and internet access have been extended to four hostels housing postgraduate students where a computer with network is provided in each room.

An FM radio station was inaugurated as ‘Radio Banasthali’ in 2005 which broadcasts educational and entertainment programmes locally recorded by the students and staff of Banasthali Vidyapith. It operates at 90.4 MHz and serves the campus and the community within a radius of 30 km around the Vidyapith.

The Vidyapith has a hospital, “Apaji Arogya Mandir” with 60 beds, three doctors, one vaidya (an Ayurvedic physician) and other hospital staff. Other services on campus are Post and Telegraph Office, PCOs and a telephone exchange, banks extension counters, (United Commercial Bank and The Central Cooperative Cooperative Bank Ltd. Tonk), SBI’s ATM Extension Counter Market including books and stationery shops and medical stores.

 
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