The essence of incredible India, coupled with the vibrancy of Gujarat, create a perfect blend, harmoniously coming together to bring into existence the enriching fountain of diversified global cultures. I am honoured to welcome you to Parul University. Situated at the heart of Vadodara, the cultural capital of Gujarat, Parul University has emerged as an ideal learning destination imparting an enriching educational experience to over 28 000 students, from diverse cultures and nationalities. I believe learning has taken an endless shift over time, from a place of merely facilitating the acquisition of knowledge, to a position of utilising and implementing the knowledge to make an impact in the course of humanity. Today I am more than delighted of the vital contribution PU has been making towards the overall growth and development of students across India, and the world at large. Keeping this in mind, we have adopted a highly practical, solution based academic system, with a comprehensive curriculum designed to offer the much-needed solutions in Science, Medicine, Arts, Business, Engineering and Fine Arts. In this era of globalisation, both the cultural boundaries and the national dynamics are gradually becoming more transparent by the day, and in this regard, we have been creating a global atmosphere, through our strategic network of partners across Europe, Asia, Africa, the Middle East and North and South America. These partnerships have made it possible to create endless avenues of international exposure for our students, while at the same time creating a platform for collaborative research. I firmly believe that an academic institution does not merely provide degrees to its students, instead, it takes the role of developing and shaping the attitudes, beliefs and ideologies of the students, to assimilate knowledge so as to disseminate amongst all of humanity. Once again, I welcome you to Parul University.