Dr. S.C Vats
Trustee, National Book Trust, India
Member, Board of Governor, IIM Raipur
Member, Board of Management, Symbiosis International University
Former Member of Legislative Assembly
Awarded as the Best Legislator (2006)
I. M. Pandey
Director General, Delhi School of Business
Former Dean, IIM Ahmedabad
Professor, Finance Department of Commerce, Delhi School of Economics, University of Delhi
Dean, School of Management, Asian Institute of Technology, Thailand.
Vivekanand Institute of Professional Studies (VIPS)
Vivekanand Institute of Professional Studies (VIPS) is founded on Swami Vivekanand's philosophy. For him, education is ' man making'. Education, in a broader perspective, is a way to solve the social problems and evils that the society has been inflicted with in the aftermath of tremendous emphasis on materialism. Education, according to Swami Vivekanand, plays the role of awakening man where he/she is able to balance materialism and spiritualism. He defines education as 'the manifestation of the perfection already in man'. For him physical health is important since 'a sound mind resides in a sound body'. Mind needs to be controlled by the power of concentration trained through meditation. Education is, thus, a process of processing accumulated information, strengthening mind and sharpening intellect to realize one's own self and become confident in carrying out one's tasks legally, morally and ethically. Following Swami Vivekanand's philosophy, VIPS imparts not only the domain specific knowledge but also builds the character of its students.
All of us have knowledge which education helps to discover. Thus, the role of teacher is not to 'teach' but to invoke curiosity of inquiry and logical thinking in the students who will discover answers and solution at their own. At VIPS, we practice participative and self learning and use multiple pedagogy for this purpose.
VIPS offers professional courses which prepare students for carrying out specific professions (like lawyer, software engineer, manager) professionally. A professional may or may not have professionalism. Professionalism is a mind-set, an attitude, a way of life. Professionalism certainly requires one to have the perfect knowledge and skills, but more importantly, it requires one to be passionate about one's task, do it diligently and enjoy it, adhere to the highest level of legal, moral and ethical values, have a humane approach, respect colleagues and care for those whom he/she is serving and the society.
At VIPS, all of us - faculty, staff and management - will honestly follow Swami Vivekanand's philosophy and together with the parents, will shape the characters of our students who will not only live to make money but will strengthen their mind and spirit and serve the society.
Prof.(Dr.) Rattan Sharma
Former Professor at :
Fellow, Manchester Business School
Vivekananda Institute of Professional Studies (VIPS) was established in the year 2000 with the sole objective of not only imparting quality education, but also shaping our students into good professionals, besides making them responsible citizens of the country. The management at VIPS has been inspired the vision of Swami Vivekananda, which lays sufficient emphasis on "man making, character building, and nation building". His philosophy has been followed at this institute over all these years in letter and spirit.
The last academic year can be noted as a "year of excellence" for the institute it has achieved tremendous advancement in terms of academic development and new initiatives. During the years of institute has been accredited with CGPA of 3.10 on a four point scale at "A" grade by National Assessment and Accrediation Council (NAAC). Also the institute has cooperation of the highly competent and motivating teaching and non-teaching staff that has elevated VIPS to its present stature. It is our endeavour to provide the students with an excellent learning environment, with an opportunity to develop and grow holistically, beyond the barriers of class room through its innovative activities and programmes.
Prof.(Dr.) J.L Gupta
Executive Chairman(Academic Council) & Distinguished Professor
Former Vice Chancellor, GGU Bilaspur(a Central University)
Former Principle, Shri Ram College of Commerce, Delhi
Prof. Gupta, a distinguished Professor of Management, has been associated with a number of Institutions and Universities like, Management Development Institute, Gurgaon, the National Institute of Bank Management, Pune, University of Allahabad, University of Science Malaysia, Penang, Daressalaam University, Tanzania, University Paul Cezanne & University Aix-Marseille, France.
He was independent Director on the Board of MDI, Gurgaon and member in a number of other Corporate Boards and Committees of the Govt. Of India. As a consultant in the areas of Organisation Design, Leadership Training and HRD Systems, his Services were sought by a number of public and private sector organizations in India and abroad alike.
Prof Gupta believes that learning is a never ending process and one continues to discover oneself in this journey and that learning requires an impetus and environment to thrive and flourish. He believes that VIPS has created a niche for itself in the process of facilitating this learning environment that would result in the multidimensional growth of students as well as the institute. With Prof. Gupta vast Professional and administrative experience, VIPS journey of continuing endeavour to achieve academic excellence breaks a new ground.