Academic Partners - Associations

The Confederation of Indian Industry (CII) is a non-government, not-for-profit, industry-led and industry-managed premier business association founded in 1895. CII works to create and sustain an environment conducive to the development of India, partnering industry, Government, and civil society, through advisory and consultative processes. The organization boasts of 66 offices, including 9 Centres of Excellence, in India, and 10 overseas offices in Australia, China, Egypt, France, Germany, Singapore, South Africa, UAE, UK, and USA, as well as institutional partnerships with 355 counterpart organizations in 126 countries, serving as a reference point for Indian industry and the international business community. CII charts change by working closely with Government on policy issues, interfacing with thought leaders, and enhancing efficiency, competitiveness and business opportunities for industry through a range of specialized services and strategic global linkages. It also provides a platform for consensus-building and networking on key issues. Extending its agenda beyond business, the association also assists industry to identify and execute corporate citizenship programmes. CII focuses on five priority areas in India such as employment generation, rural-urban connect, energy security, environmental sustainability, and governance, aiming to enable the country to stay on a solid growth track.

The Palo Alto Networks Cybersecurity Academy is an initiative of the Palo Alto Networks into the academic domain aiming to offer a comprehensive set of modularized academic and technical courses that match the cybersecurity education and training needs of post-secondary educational institutions. The academy curriculum is aligned with the U.S. National Initiative for Cybersecurity Education, or NICE, framework for cybersecurity work roles. The Cybersecurity Academy offers faculty training, hands-on labs, modularized curriculum and virtual firewalls to qualified academic institutions or training centers. Palo Alto is a global cybersecurity leader, known for always challenging the security status quo. The organization aims to protect the way of life in the digital age by preventing successful cyber attacks through highly effective and innovative cybersecurity framework across clouds, networks, and mobile devices. Providing services across 150+ countries, the company has been named in the Fortune Magazine's Top 50 companies changing the world and Future 50 list. Their pioneering Security Operating Platform safeguards digital transformation with continuous innovation that combines the latest breakthroughs in security, automation, and analytics.

The World Design Organization, formerly the International Council of Societies of Industrial Design, is an international non-governmental organization founded in 1957 to promote the profession of industrial Design. The WDO strive to create a world where design enhances our economic, social, cultural, and environmental quality of life. As the international voice for industrial design, WDO advocates, promotes, and shares knowledge of industrial design driven innovation that has the power to create a better world.

The Interaction Design Association (IxDA) is a member-supported organization incorporated as the first community for those dedicated to the discipline of interaction design. Since its launch in 2003, IxDA has grown into a global network of over 200 local groups and more than 1,00,000 individuals, focusing on interaction design issues for the practitioner, aiming to improve the human condition by advancing the discipline of interaction design. Through local meet-ups, global events and initiatives, this community comes together to connect, advance the professional craft, and improve upon shared human condition through that effort.

IITB RC is an initiative of Indian Institute of Technology, Bombay in association with HRD ministry which aims at encouraging various engineering colleges, affiliated universities and private universities to undergo Faculty Development Programs (FDP's) and workshops which are conducted by subject matter experts from IIT Bombay under National Mission on Education through ICT. Participation in these programs empowers the students and teachers through synchronous and asynchronous instruction using a unique blend of technology and innovative pedagogy. Avantika University is recognized as a Remote Center of IIT Bombay under which it will undergo various courses, workshops and faculty development programs by subject matter experts of the esteemed institute.

YourDOST is an online emotional wellness platform that leverages technology to provide convenient, anonymous and confidential 24x7 expert support in the field of life coaching, grief counselling, confidence building, personality development, career coaching, de-addiction support, relationship counselling, time management, social anxiety and in many more such areas. Their services include outsourcing counsellors on partner campus to provide holistic support. Over 900 experienced emotional wellness experts are available through the medium of web and mobile who conduct 2000+ sessions each day to provide support to those in need. Avantika University partners with YourDOST as its emotional wellness partner to foster mental wellness in its students, faculty and staff.

Toastmasters International (TI) is a US headquartered, non-profit educational organization founded in 1924 that operates clubs worldwide for the purpose of promoting communication, public speaking, and leadership skills. TI is considered to be a world leader in communication and leadership development with a global network of around 16,600 clubs in 143 countries and around 3,57,000 memberships. The organization endeavours to promote communication, public speaking and leadership skills worldwide.

The Confederation of Indian Industry is a non-government, not-for-profit, industry-led and industry-managed organization founded in 1895, playing a proactive role in India's development process. It works to create and sustain an environment conducive to the development of India, partnering industry, Government, and civil society, through advisory and consultative processes. Young Indians (Yi) is an integral part of the CII formed with an objective of creating a platform for Young Indian's to realize the dream of a developed nation. It has over 2600 direct members in 40 city chapters and an indirect membership of 8500 through its YUVA chapter. The Yi YUVA platform is one of the most active focus areas within Young Indians by which Yi members engage students from across the country in various initiatives that the students conceptualize, plan and execute. The objective is to create a bridge, a platform for the students to work in cross-functional teams with a broad objective of enhancing their leadership skills and giving back to the nation. In the process, the students work in leadership roles while operationalizing projects that are based on self-development, skill building, community service and nation building

Reap Benefit strives to builds the next generation of problem solvers, by involving youth in developing skills, local data and solutions to solve local environment and civic problems concerning waste, water, energy and sanitation through low-cost solutions, which are user-friendly and require low maintenance. Reap Benefit has so far indulged in 5,00,000 hours of public problem solving, collected 3,75,000 data points, created over 23,647 Ninjas with citizen problem solving skills, and through its innovative solutions saved 44 million litres of water, diverted 560 tonnes of waste, saved 1.7 million units of energy, developed 200 prototypes and helped 300 schools with improved sanitation systems. Avantika University partners with reap benefit for a 10-month long fellowship program on trigger-mapping, rapid prototyping and problem-solving oriented towards inculcating required skills in students to solve local environment and civic problems with solutions and prototype for real life application.

National Research Development Corporation (NRDC) started with the vision to be the leading technology transfer organization in India. Established in 1953 by the Government of India, with the primary objective to promote, develop, nurture and commercialize innovative, reliable and competitive technologies from R&D institutes through value addition and partnership. NRDC is presently working under the administrative control of the Dept. of Scientific & Industrial Research, Ministry of Science & Technology. During the past six decade of its existence and in pursuance of its corporate goals, NRDC has forged strong links with the scientific and industrial community in India and abroad and developed a wide network of research institutions, academia and industry and made formal arrangements with them for the commercialisation of know-how developed in their laboratories and is now recognised as a large repository of wide range of technologies spread over almost all areas of industries. Avantika University has a formal agreement with NRDC in the development of technologies and their successful transfer to industry for commercial exploitation and social-economic benefits.

National Academic Depository (NAD) is born out of an initiative of the University Grants Commission to provide an online store house of all academic awards. NAD is a 24X7 online store house of all academic awards viz. certificates, diplomas, degrees, mark-sheets etc. duly digitised and lodged by academic institutions / boards / eligibility assessment bodies. NAD not only ensures easy access to and retrieval of an academic award but also validates and guarantees its authenticity and safe storage.

Cambridge University Press is a part of the University of Cambridge, England*. Cambridge University Press India enables educational and instructional study material to learners from across India and South Asia. Headquartered in New Delhi, Cambridge University Press India focuses on the development of the English language content that directly impacts the skill-based industry, research-based publishing, and learning solutions. It publishes, in both print and digital media, with original titles in three core study areas, including academic, education (school) and ELT (English Language Teaching). Avantika University has joined hands with Cambridge University Press India to provide educational resources and development programs that will empower students and teachers at Avantika University with a better learning experience. With the right blend of traditional and modern resources, an Avantika education will equip students with a holistic experience as part of the University's foundation year module.

*Ranked 4th amongst World Universities as per the Times Higher Education World University Rankings 2016-2017

Ahhaa is a Virtual Reality Based Platform that partners with leaders and influencers to bring natural and simple principles, processes, and practices to guide the mind, body, and soul for growth, success, and fulfillment. Based in New York, USA, Ahhaa promotes people-to-people interaction inspiration engine where individual people share stories, ideas, and solutions to bring the best of humanity together through technology. Avantika University has joined hands with Ahhaa to become the first university to bring in an Ahhaa-created "Life Design" curriculum for students to help them experience transformative mind growth journey. In-line with Avantika's vision of creating enlightened citizens, Ahhaa will fully contribute to developing students' inner growth.