How Academic Freedom Is Driving Victoria University To Greatness

Dr. Krishna N. Sharma Dr. Krishna N. Sharma

The new Victoria University (VU) vice chancellor Dr. Krishna N. Sharma has described the young Jinja road based high institution of learning as a new age university with fresh ideas and young energy.

“Unlike many international universities, it has a very experienced and active university council that gives academic freedom to the academicians,” Dr. Sharma said in an exclusive interview with this website, a few days after taking over the VC office.

He added “Our faculties are well qualified and internationally exposed. I think the strongest aspect is that, in VU, we all work as a strong team with same vision and mission.”

“It is a young university and here you get an opportunity to “create” history and leave legacy. VU provides good environment, autonomy, research opportunities and nice human resource policy. I don’t see a reason why shouldn’t it attract an academician.

As far as my contribution as a dean is concerned, I brought collaborations, organized free international workshop, and worked on Quality Assurance. There are few other projects coming soon from the faculty of health sciences.

I am happy to share with you that this faculty is now being led by Prof. Stephen Lawoko- an eminent researcher with more than 50 publications and more than 28 years experience in Sweden.”

The University owned by the Ruparelia Group has the faculty of health science, faculty of science and technology, faculty of business and management, faculty of humanities and social sciences, and department of oil and gas.

The university, during this August-September intake, is currently accepting students for the upcoming academic year.

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