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Ambedkar University Delhi (AUD)
Ambedkar University Delhi began as Bharat Ratna Dr. B.R. Ambedkar University. It was established by the Government of NCT Delhi through an Act of the Delhi Legislature, in 2007 and began functioning on August 1, 2008. It committed to create a humanist, non-hierarchical institutional culture based on Ambedkar’s vision of bridging equality and social justice with excellence. The main focus was on undergraduate and postgraduate studies and in research in Social Sciences and Humanities.
- Kashmere Gate (KG) campus
The Kashmere gate campus served as the pioneer of Ambedkar University, three years back with 7 undergraduate and 8 postgraduate programmes, being housed in a shared campus with Indira Gandhi Delhi Technological University for Women (IGDTUW) in the erstwhile Guru Gobind Singh Indraprastha University (GGSIPU) campus.
- Karampura (KP) campus
The Karampura campus was inaugurated by Delhi’s Deputy Chief Minister and Education Minister, Manish Sisodia on August 1, 2016, as the second member of AUD family, with 200 students enrolled in 4 undergraduate courses, in a 55-year-old campus, earlier housed by Deen Dayal Upadhyaya (DDU) College.
- Lodhi Road campus
The Lodhi Road campus acted as the newest member, being inaugurated in 2017 by Manish Sisodia. With a view to establish a School of Education (SES) to serve the teacher education development needs of the city, it was housed in a 50-year-old school campus.
Basic Campus Details
- Kashmere Gate campus:
Location – near Old Delhi railway station, Lothian road
Area – 16 acres
Popular sightseeing destinations nearby – Red Fort
Hostel Details – 1 hostel (for girls only)
- Karampura campus
Location- Satyadev Upadhyay Marg, West Delhi
Area – 8 acres
- Lodhi road campus
Location – B.K. Dutt Colony, Aliganj, South Delhi
Area – 2 acres
Student Facilities and activities
There are several cultural societies established by AUD like Theatre, Sports, Debating, Literary, Fine Arts and Visual Culture. There are also regular talks, lectures, screenings and performances in the campuses. Intercampus fests are conducted in the Kashmere gate and Karampura campuses, which include an annual cultural fest/winter fest – Audacity, a spring fest – Baardeisikhla, a queer collective fest – Hul-Johar, a sports fest and a mental health day.
All campuses also have good libraries with a wide range of books, along with well equipped IT labs.
Ambedkar Memorial Institution is a community created to establish ties with the alumni.
There’s also a CPSH community (community for prevention from sexual harassment) and an Ehsaas clinic for psychotherapy.