Shekhawati Engineering College, Dundlod, Jhunjhunu
Shekhawati Engineering College,
Dundlod Distt. Jhunjhunu
(Raj.) - 333702
Rajasthan Technical University
About Shekhawati Engineering College
India live in villages. Upcoming shopping malls, IPL cricket, Multiplexes etc. may give a glossy picture of emerging India but the truth is that India still houses world’s largest poor. Majority of then continue to live in rural and semi-urban areas deprived of all basic amenities and hemane environment. On one side, India is rated as the most progressive economic power which has world’s best professional colleges, technical institutions & universities and best professional manpower, while on the other hand, rendering basic education to children in rural setup, still leaves much to be desired.
It is evident that these children do possess may latent abilities and potential and if an opportunity is made available to them with a well thought objective or revolutionizing education and marking it available to all strata of society, then, the foundation of a strong educated India can be laid.
Established in 1947 with the aim of promoting educational and philanthropic institutions for the benefit of students of rural and semi-urban setup of Rajasthan at large and Shekhawati region in particular, the Satwic Jeewanshala Trust has been steadily moving in this direction with a deep sense of commitment and devotion to this cause. The trust lays great emphasis on utilizing education as a tool for all round development. The trustees include a spectrum of professionals and educationalist, having one common objective. “Quality & affordable education to all strata of societies”. In Shekhawati Educational City, we realize that education is a fundamental method of social progress and reform. We wish to inculcate in the minds of the children and the adults alike, the fact that education is not merely imbibing the art of reading and writing but goes much beyond that. We believe in grooming a Generation which not only preserve the rich art, cultural heritage, value and ethos of one of the oldest multilingual, multicultural and multiracial civilization but also enrich it further and take it to the pristine glory of years where it truly belongs. A product of any of the Educational Institutions of Shekhawati Educational City would be one who has the ability to learn, unlearn and re-learn, who has the knowledge and understanding of values, is aware of the duties, rights and responsibilities towards fellow citizens and to the Nation. Our aim is to sculpture students into humane souls so that they are able to meaningfully contribute to the holistic developments of the society and to our Nation. Great importance is attached to the latent potential of the young mind and we respect them as valuable partners in our learning process and try to mould the educational environment and teaching methodology in a manner which provide not only encouragement to them but awakens the natural curiosity of these young minds. It is this fire of natural curiosity of these young minds. It is this fire of natural awakening and spirit of enquiry in the minds of the Generation Next which would help them in continuously educating themselves and make meaningful and positive contribution to their immediate environment, Society and the Country. It is indeed a strange contradiction that while on the one hand, India produces the best professionals and technocrats and has received accolades from world’s most developed Nations for its superior standards in Higher Education, on the other hand, Government of the day has been striving hard to make elementary and basic education available to majority of children for whom it still remains a distant dream. Every possible measure is being thought of, and being implemented over the past decade to ensure that basic elementary is imparted to the masses including specialized Mission, Schemes & Programs.
The Mid-Day meal program was initiated in the recent past throughout the country to attract children living below the poverty line, and an ambitious mission like “SARVA SHIKSHA ABHIYAN” was launched to provide impetus to the efforts being made to bring elementary education at the doorsteps of the unprivileged children of our society. The latest in this series is a Bill enacted by the Parliament on “Right to education”, marking elementary education “A Fundamental Right” so as to improve access to basic elementary education. The State of Rajasthan is Known for its historic importance, rich traditions and marvelous monuments, attracting people from all corners of world. However, the State has still a long way to go in terms of providing basic amenities such as water, electricity, health care, education & a decent standard of living to its people. Last two decades have seen private investments pouring in for setting up numerous educational and technical institutions across the State but these are basically catering to the need of the upper strata of the Society. Much serious effort has to be made to make basic quality education affordable and available uniformly to all strata of society, so that the foundation of a well educated and informed society can be laid.