Indore :  Grabbing a vice chancellor’s post at Symbiosis University of Applied Sciences, which is coming up at Super Corridor in Indore this year, is tougher than securing a seat at the premier Indian Institutes of Technology.

The Symbiosis Foundation has received over 500 applications for the coveted post at the varsity which is to start its operation from session 2016-17.

“We are in the process of appointing vice chancellor and registrar at our Indore campus. For the VC post, we have received about 500 applications. Soon, one of the applicants will be appointed as VC of our upcoming university in Indore,” Klaudia Kramer Kashyap, director, international affairs, Symbiosis told Free Press.

The upcoming varsity to start operation from June

For IIT Joint Entrance Examination, considered by many as the toughest test to crack in the country, the competition level is about 120:1 (120 students for one seat) every year.

Symbiosis has announced plans to start its operation in Indore from academic session 2016-17. Kashyap said that they had constructed an academic block on 30 acres of land allocated to them alongside Super Corridor by the state government. “On 25 acres, academic and administrative blocks will be set-up and on the remaining hostels will be built,” she said adding that the institution is awaiting possession of 10 acres of more land.

“On that land, a centre of excellence will be established,” she went on to add.

The Indore campus has planned to start its operations with under-graduate courses in engineering, management and information technology.

“The Indore campus will offer degree programmes focused on developing skill-based competencies in the youth of the country in line with industry needs,” Kashyap said.

She said that the maiden batch of the university would be admitted in June.

Narsee Monjee Institute of Management Studies, whose campus is also to come up at Super Corridor, would start functioning from next academic session.

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