Thursday, 8 September 2016

Pragyan International University gets accepted into United Nations Global Compact (UNGC)

Pragyan International University has been accepted as a Member to and to sign the United Nations Global Compact (UNGC). The United Nations Global Compact (UNGC) is a strategic policy initiative of the United Nations that encourages businesses to support ten universal principles in the areas of human rights, labor standards, the environment, and anti-corruption. It is the world's largest voluntary corporate responsibility initiative with more than 12,000 participants in over 140 countries.
According to UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon, Global Compact is “a voluntary international corporate citizenship network initiated to support the participation of both the private sector and other special actors to advance responsible corporate citizenship and universal social and environmental principles to meet the challenges of globalization”. The participants are committed to align their operations and strategies with ten universally accepted principles in the areas of human rights, labor, environment and anti-corruption.
The UN Global Compact’s Ten Principles are:
Human Rights
Principle 1: Businesses should support and respect the protection of internationally proclaimed human rights; and
Principle 2: make sure that they are not complicit in human rights abuses.
Principle 3: Businesses should uphold the freedom of association and the effective recognition of the right to collective bargaining;
Principle 4: the elimination of all forms of forced and compulsory labour;
Principle 5: the effective abolition of child labour; and
Principle 6: the elimination of discrimination in respect of employment and occupation.
Principle 7: Businesses should support a precautionary approach to environmental challenges;
Principle 8: undertake initiatives to promote greater environmental responsibility; and
Principle 9: encourage the development and diffusion of environmentally friendly technologies.
Principle 10: Businesses should work against corruption in all its forms, including extortion and bribery.

Wednesday, 7 September 2016

Pragyan International University wishes all a Happy International Literacy Day!!

Let's pledge to spread the message of equality in education and join hands to inspire the next generation to promote reading & learning!

#literacyday #university #ranchi #jharkhand

Pragyan International University gets accepted into United Nations Principles of Responsible Management Education (UN-PRME)

Pragyan International University becomes the first few Universities in India to be accepted as a member to and to sign the United Nations Principles of Responsible Management Education - UN-PRME. The Principles for Responsible Management Education (PRME) initiative is the first organised relationship between the United Nations (UN) and universities. The mission of PRME is to inspire and champion responsible management education, research and thought leadership globally.
The six PRME principles are:
Principle 1 | Purpose: We will develop the capabilities of students to be future generators of sustainable value for business and society at large and to work for an inclusive and sustainable global economy.
Principle 2 | Values: We will incorporate into our academic activities and curricula the values of global social responsibility as portrayed in international initiatives such as the United Nations Global Compact.
Principle 3 | Method: We will create educational frameworks, materials, processes and environments that enable effective learning experiences for responsible leadership.
Principle 4 | Research: We will engage in conceptual and empirical research that advances our understanding about the role, dynamics, and impact of corporations in the creation of sustainable social, environmental and economic value.
Principle 5 | Partnership: We will interact with managers of business corporations to extend our knowledge of their challenges in meeting social and environmental responsibilities and to explore jointly effective approaches to meeting these challenges.
Principle 6 | Dialogue: We will facilitate and support dialog and debate among educators, students, business, government, consumers, media, civil society organisations and other interested groups and stakeholders on critical issues related to global social responsibility and sustainability. 

Monday, 5 September 2016

Pragyan International University Publishes 2016-17 Admission Notice

Pragyan International University published its Admission Notice inviting applications for admission to its B.A. programme in English, Psychology, Sociology and History. The University is also offering a B.Com degree in Accounts and Finance. Along with these Traditional programmes, the University is also offering Advanced Certificate courses on Alternative and Holistic Health; Yoga and Naturopathy; Psychology, Psychotherapy and Counselling; Dietetics and Nutrition; Spirituality and Meditation; Astrology and Vedic Sciences.

Happy Ganesh Chaturthi

Pragyan International University wishes everyone a very Happy Ganesh Chaturthi. May God Bless!

Happy Teachers Day
The Management and Students of Pragyan International University wish all its Professors and Lecturers a very Happy Teacher's Day.

Sunday, 4 September 2016

Pragyan International University Celebrates the Momentous Occasion of Mother Teresa's Canonization

Dr. Suresh Kumar Agarwal, Chancellor, Pragyan International University presenting the Seva Chakra Award to the Nobel Laureate Blessed Mother Teresa at the Seminar on the occasion of World Health Day, 1995
"By blood, I am Albanian. By citizenship, an Indian. By faith, I am a Catholic nun. As to my calling, I belong to the world. As to my heart, I belong entirely to the heart of Jesus."
Mother Teresa of Calcutta (1910-1977)

Mother Teresa is being declared a saint by Pope Francis on Sunday at a canonisation ceremony to be held in Vatican City. The canonization on September 4 comes on the eve of her 19th death anniversary. Once declared Saint, she will be known as Saint Mother Teresa of Calcutta.

On the eve of Canonization of Mother Teresa to Sainthood, Pragyan International University is celebrating this momentous occasion and remembering the role played by this young compassionate person who led a life of devotion working tirelessly for the dying and abandoned.
Mother Teresa - God's Messenger of Love:

Born as Agnes Gonxha Bojaxhiu in Skopje, in what is now Macedonia, Mother Teresa joined the Loreto order of Roman Catholic nuns in 1928. She was traveling from Calcutta to Darjeeling in 1946 when she decided to start the Missionaries of Charity order. Since its establishment in 1950, the order has set up hundreds of shelters that care for some of the world's neediest, people she described as "the poorest of the poor."

Her work, which began in Kolkata's festering slums and spread across the world, won Mother Teresa a Nobel Peace Prize in 1979. 

It also won her immense love in her adopted home. When she died on September 5, 1997, at age 87, hundreds of thousands of local people poured out into the streets to bid farewell.