THE UNIVERSITY I LOVE MOST
A university is a high level educational institution in which students study for degrees and academic research and excellence. Of all the university in the world, I love the Harvard University in US.
What makes Harvard University so special? Right from its inception about 350 years ago, it never withered. Ironically, it is still growing stronger with every passing year.
It is a private University named after John Harvard, one of the leading patrons. Established as New College, an undergraduate branch, on Sept. 8, 1636, it is one of the oldest institutions, later, renamed as Harvard College. The aim of it is, “Veritas Christo et Ecclesiae. This Latin phrase means, “Truth for Christ and Church.” This was adopted way back in 1692.
There are about 2500 teaching staffs (professors) for nearly 7,000 U.Gs and 14,000 graduate and PG students. Nobel Prize winners and Pulitzer Prize fame also impart education to students. It has a little over 12,000,000 volume library, besides museum on arts & cultures, and among many other things, 25 science labs.
As a member of the ‘Ivy League,’ a special group of eight academic powerhouses, namely Cornell, Columbia, Dartmouth, Harvard, Penn Princeton, Brown and Yale Institution, having a double edge: maintaining the values of the foot ball game and educational institution. Apart from Foot ball, it also concentrates on Base ball, Basket ball and other Field Events also.
Here are some of its old students: American Presidents 8, including JFK and George W Bush; Litterateurs 5, including Robert Frost and TS Eliot; Fiction writers 4; (Norman Mailer), Scientists 4; Actors: 6, inclusive of, Tommy Lee Jones; Business Barons 5, (Bill Gates); Music Composers 5, (John Adams and Leonard Bernstein); Historians 5, (John Boswell and Bernard Bailyn).
It was here that the world’s first of its kind ‘School of Dental Medicine’ was established. I love this university. Hope that I will join there after my BE in India.
A recent study said that school level education in India is ineffective! And our NT is ranked as the 171st university in the world!