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Life at AISECT University

In order to build a strong, research oriented academic and social environment, the AISECT University is the platform where students train and prepare for the competitive professional world awaiting them beyond the four walls of the University. The campus is situated in a region which provides a calm, serene and conducive academic atmosphere.University has a wide range of professional courses along with services which guide the student in paving their own path towards success. It is the sole aim of the University to ensure that the time which, the students spend in our premises is a memorable one and symbolic of a quality campus life. At AISECT University, we ensure that each student excels to ‘Rise Above the Ordinary’, in a multi-cultural and diverse milieu.





Cultural and Co-curricular Activities

Bhopal takes great pride in its rich and vibrant heritage of history, art and culture. Taking this tradition forward, we at AISECT University, promote a culture of participation among students towards co-curricular activities like music and dance events, theater, debates, free-hand sketching, seminars and group discussions. Thus, through such initiatives, we enable the students to collaborate together from different communities, and showcase their respective talents on credible platforms.






Sports

For complete development of its students, the University, emphasizes equally upon both mental and physical development of its students as well as, the fact that both of these elements go hand in hand. The students are actively encouraged and holistically trained in various sports and complete support is provided to talented and accomplished sportsmen. World class facilities and playgrounds that meet all the national sports standards, ensure that our students are provided the perfect platform with opportunities that helps them groom their skills in sports fields like, Cricket, Hockey, Football, Kabbadi, Kho Kho, Volleyball, Table Tennis, Basketball and Lawn Tennis. The University also provides periodic yoga sessions that focus on personalized instructional training to the students and the faculty members.



About Bhopal

Situated in Madhya Pradesh, the largest state at the heart of the Indian sub-continent, the State Capital Bhopal has a rich and diverse historical background which is a treasure trove of art and culture. The capital city is situated just north of the beautiful Vindhya Mountain range and forms a boundary with its range of small hills. Known as the City of Lakes, it is a pleasant blend of serenity and activity. Located on a gradient, the city has an amphitheater-like quality, with a fair sprinkling of landscaped gardens and lakes. As you approach the city, huge minarets and mosques can be seen on the horizon, posing as a symbolic indication of the fact that Bhopal has arrived. Bhopal has an extensive, well developed transportation network, which makes it accessible from different parts of the country and as such, is easily accessible to interested students.



Bhojpur Temple

Bhojpur Temple is dedicated to Lord Shiva. Located on the banks of the Betava River in Raisen district of Madhya Pradesh, the temple gets its name from King Bhoj who once ruled the area surrounding the temple. Also known as Bhojeshwar Temple, it was built atop a hill in Bhojpur village. The Shivling and the temple were commissioned by Raja Bhoj between 1010 and 1053 AD. However, the temple was never completed. The stone Shivling is 7.5 ft tall and stands on a platform 21 ft tall. The Shivling has a circumference of about 18 ft. The Shivling is the largest stone structure carved out of a single rock in the world and also believed to be the tallest Shivling in a temple. To facilitate devotees from performing rituals, the Shivling is accessed by an iron staircase.



  

Sanchi Stupa

Situated 46 km from Bhopal, Sanchi is a small village in the Raisen district of Madhya Pradesh and is best known for its stupas and other Buddhist monuments. The stupas of Sanchi were built by Emperor Asoka in the 3rd century BC. The Great Stupa is considered to be the oldest stone structure of India and is also a UNESCO World Heritage Site. The glory of Sanchi can be experienced through the stupas and the rich carvings on its facade. Sanchi gets its name from the Pali word ‘sanch’ which means ‘to measure’. Known as Vidishagiri earlier, Sanchi was a center of wealthy merchants and a busy trading point. The stupas at Sanchi were built on the orders of Emperor Ashoka in the 3rd century BC. Over the years, the merchants of Vidisaha, a nearby town, donated a lot of money to build and sustain the Buddhist monuments. However, during the Sunga period, Pusyamitra Sunga destroyed the main stupa which was later rebuilt by his son Agnimitra. The gateways and the banister were built during the Satvahana rule around 70 BC. Using stone slabs, the stupas were expanded to almost double their original size. The dome was flattened near the top and three umbrellas were placed on top as a symbol of Dharma.



     

Udayagiri Caves

Udaygiri, located 85kms from Bhopal, is renowned for the rock-cut cave sanctuaries known as Ugayagiri Caves. These caves, situated in Sunpura and Udaygiri village of Vidisha district are the finest example of classical Gupta arts. Ugayagiri Caves has around 20 distinctive caves and an inscription in one of the cave states that it were produced during the reign of Chandragupta II (AD 382-401). These caves have been numbered according to the sequence in which they were excavated. Cave 1 which has a frontage adapted out of a natural ledge of rock, thus forming both the roof of the cella and its portico is an impressive one.

In cave 5 one can found the illustration of the boar incarnation of Vishnu rescuing the earth goddesses Prithvi from the engulfing Ocean, holding aloft upon one tusk. There is also another carving of Lord Vishnu in his recline postures. Cave 7 displays various objects used by king Chandragupta-2 for his personal needs. Cave 9 consists of 2.5 m high pillars, pillared halls, large cella and long portico. Cave 20 is decorated with detailed Jain carvings. One can also found the ruins of the 6th-century Gupta temple at the hill top.





Rock Shelters of Bhimbetka Cave

The Rock Shelters of Bhimbetka are located about 45 km south east of Bhopal on the road to Hoshangabad. The site spread over 10 km in length and about 3 km in width has more than 700 rock shelters, of which over 400 have paintings. The earliest human activities are known from the numerous stone tools including handaxes, cleavers and also the pebble tools. The latter pertinently was found in primary contexts. The continuity of human evolution from the Lower Palaeolithic Period is noticed by the smaller size of stone tools in the following Middle Palaeolithic Period besides new tools like scrapers. During the Upper Palaeolithic Period newer tool types like: blades, borers and burins had also emerged. However, it is in the Mesolithiic Period that there is a clear change in the materials and tool typology. Earlier, the tools were largely made of quartzite and sandstone, whereas the tools being made in the Mesolithic Period were most often of chalcedony. The stone tools of this period include blades, triangles, trapezes, crescents besides quern and muller.