Renowned Director Vivek Agnihotri Inaugurates Vadodara Film and Design Festival
Parul University: The Vadodara Film and Design Festival (VFDF) held at the Parul Institute of Design, Vadodara, was inaugurated by the renowned director Vivek Agnihotri. The festival featured 200 short films from India and around the world, and Mr. Agnihotri shared his insights and experiences with the audience.
Mr. Agnihotri Shares Insights on His Professional Journey and Blockbuster Film ‘The Kashmir Files’
During his address, Mr. Agnihotri spoke about his blockbuster film ‘The Kashmir Files’ and how he was inspired to make the movie. He also talked about the challenges he faced while promoting his movies in Bollywood and encouraged students to express themselves through their art and stand up for their nation through their artistic expressions.
The Parul University, where the event took place, is known for its blend of cultural heritage and modern innovations, which enriches students’ academic practices while fostering national and global development. The university’s 125-acre eco-friendly campus is home to over 43,000 students from every state in India and over 2,500 international students from 68 countries.
Parul University Receives A++ Grade from NAAC for Its Dedication to Strengthening Academic Offerings and Research
The university has recently received an A++ grade with a CGPA of 3.55 by the National Assessment and Accreditation Council (NAAC), making it the youngest private university in India to attain such a high grade in its first assessment cycle. This achievement showcases the University’s dedication to strengthening its academic offerings and research. The NAAC assessment covered various parameters, including teaching-learning methods, research and innovation policies, infrastructure, placements, and pedagogy, among others.
Parul University has cultivated and implemented academic policies and distinctive and best practices, making significant impressions on Gujarat’s and India’s scope of higher education through its endeavours in research, industry centrism, innovation, internationalisation, healthcare and community development.
The NAAC assessment focused on the key parameters such as the University’s curriculum design and development procedures, the teaching innovations employed, student-teacher profiles, research promotional policies, innovation practices, extension initiatives, governance structures, healthcare services, gender equity, environmental consciousness, among others.
Moreover, this year, Parul University had an impressive performance in the GATE 2023 examination, with 45 students qualifying. One student achieved an All India Rank (AIR) 17, while four students made it to the top 100 ranks, 14 students to the top 500, and 20 to the top 1000 ranks.
The University’s unique research policies for EMR and IMR funding, incentive structures, consultancy initiatives, and collaborative projects with State, National and Global funding agencies like Indian Council for Medical Research ICMR, National Human Rights Commission, AICTE, Royal Academy of have contributed to its progression in the areas of assessment.
The VFDF was an opportunity for young filmmakers to showcase their talent and creativity, and the presence of Mr. Agnihotri, a renowned director, provided them with inspiration and valuable insights into the world of cinema. The festival was a success, and the Parul University’s commitment to promoting and supporting the arts, research, and innovation was evident throughout the event.
In conclusion, the Vadodara Film and Design Festival (VFDF) held at the Parul Institute of Design, Vadodara, was a resounding success. The festival showcased the talent of young filmmakers from India and around the world, and the presence of Vivek Agnihotri, a renowned director, provided them with valuable insights into the world of cinema. The Parul University’s commitment to promoting and supporting the arts, research, and innovation was evident throughout the event, and its recent accreditation by the NAAC is a testament to its dedication to academic excellence.