New infrastructure for BML Munjal University students on Founder’s Day
Hero MotoCorp North Block, spread over 13,480 square feet and 5 storeys, inaugurated by Dr. Pawan Kant Munjal, Chairman, MD and CEO, Hero MotoCorp
New Delhi, 05 December 2018: BML Munjal University (BMU) today announced the launch of new infrastructure for students. Spread over 13,480 square feet and 5 storeys, the new block has 28 lecture halls, 7 laboratories, a nanotechnology cleanroom and an administrative block. The new infrastructure – Hero MotoCorp North Block – was inaugurated by Dr Pawan Kant Munjal, Chairman, MD and CEO, Hero MotoCorp. On Founder’s Day, a Center for Excellence on the life of the late Dr. Brijmohan Lall Munjal was inaugurated by his wife, Mrs. Santosh Munjal.
Others present for the inauguration of Hero MotoCorp North Block and of Dr. Brijmohan Lall Munjal Centre of Excellence included Dr Sunil Kant Munjal, Chancellor of BMU; Mr. Suman Kant Munjal, Chairman, Rockman Industries; Akshay Munjal, President, BML Munjal University; Mr. Ujjwal Munjal, Managing Director, Rockman Industries and senior members of the Hero Group. As part of the infrastructure, the nanotechnology cleanroom is a center to carry out research in various areas such as flexible electronic devices, solar energy and thin film transistors, energy storage cells, nanoelectronics and coatings. Of the 7 new labs, 4 are computer science and CAD.
Speaking at the inauguration, Mr Pawan Munjal shared, “The centre is a brilliant concept and the outcome features inputs from people who knew my father and more importantly, those who worked with him. I hope that students, faculty, visitors will come here, listen to the audio clips, watch his videos and imbibe at least some of his qualities.”
Mr Munjal spoke about his father, Hero Group’s co-founder, the Late Dr. Brijmohan Lall Munjal, “The higher the co-founder grew, the more humble he grew. Because he had gained so much all through his hard work, he was always giving back to the society. Wherever he set up a factory, he first planned on what and how to give back to the area, its people, before setting the plant up.”
BMU celebrates Founder’s Day annually in November in honour of its founder, Dr. Brijjmohan Lall Munjal. The day includes programmes planned and executed by students and faculty, including a ceremony felicitating the faculty and student achievers.
Dr Sunil Kant Munjal, Chancellor, BML Munjal University and Chairman, Hero Enterprise, said: “Dr. Munjal drew his lessons from the only University that matters – the University of Life. Values like intellectual curiosity, a capacity to inspire, and a desire to create social impact shaped his character and influenced his life; and these form the educational basis of the BML Munjal University. I am happy that we could dedicate two important things to students – a Center of Excellence to get inspired from and new infrastructure to hone and sharpen skills.
“Visitors to the Centre of Excellence would get an opportunity to celebrate his life and learn from his incredible journey. They would also experience the distinctiveness of the University’s education offering, understand how this is improved over the conventional lecture-centric learning and pedagogy, and appreciate how students are being groomed to succeed in the real world,” he added.
The centre seeks to inspire students and all those who visit. It hopes to instill in them a desire to experience, learn and lead change in society by looking within. At the Centre, the highlights from late Co-founder’s life – personal and professional, anecdotes on him from those who knew him closely are just some of the treasures in the BML Munjal Centre of Excellence. All this gives an exclusive insight into Hero Group’s journey and inception.