INTRODUCTION:With emergence of many private Universities in India, a hope has been created that Indian higher education scene, utilizing the administrative & regulatory freedom inherent in the Private University concept, will get a fillip to achieve excellence through innovations in course offerings, teaching models, academic processes and research output. It is here that one finds that AKS University at Satna, in the Vindhya region of the Indian state of Madhya Pradesh, formed in 2011 is emerging as a private University with Difference.
SATNA CITY: satna is unofficially acknowledged as the Cement capital of India, given the preponderance of vast amounts of Limestone deposits in and around Satna, and every major Cement player, including Birla Group, Jaypee Group, Reliance Group, Prism Group, having established its cement plants or in the process of establishing new plants or upgrading the capacity of existing plants. Satna is more than 150-years-old Railway station on the premier Kolkata-Mumbai route. Satna city is home to many architectural wonders and heritage sites including 10th Century world-famous Khajuraho temples depicting the theme that life is a celebration in all its multifarious forms including Kama and conjugal art, and Buddhist caves, Panna forest reserve known as one of the most bio-diverse sites in central India, as well more than 100-year old Panna diamond mines. While moving ahead with modernization beyond the existing air-strip, Satna maintains its pristine traditional glory endowed to it by many succeeding dynasties. Other eminent locales within 30-100 kilometers of Satna are city of Rewa, the home of White Tiger; Maihar town, famous for annual pan-India festivals of classical music for last hundreds of years and for its nationally-renowned temple of Devi Goddess atop a high hill, which is now connected with ropeway. The unspoilt traditions and life style of the bygone era can be experienced first-hand here at Satna along with sprinkling of resorts and hotels.