The Emblem of the Gurugram University is a symbolic expression of the confluence of both ancient methodologies and technological advancements.
The “deeya” (radiant lamp) at the top depicts human energy. As the light of deeya provides us joy and hope similarly we at Gurugram University will be enlightening the life of students with the truth, knowledge, hope and success. It also symbolises “अप्प दीपो भव” the last words of Lord Buddha stating that be and discover your own light.
The Rising Sun at the bottom symbolizes knowledge and enlightment and cleaves the darkness through the light of knowledge. “तमसो मा ज्योतिर्गमय ” O’ Lord! Take me from darkness to light.
The two twigs of leaves in Hindu Philosophy depicts Vanaspathi (also called as Aushadi) held in the hands of Lord Dhanvanthri, which are the sources of all medicines. In Western Philosophy it symbolize Olive branches which is an expression of Peace, Love and Harmony.
Book at the centre of Emblem clearly depicts its significant role in our life. As it is said “When you open a book, you open a new world”. As books have become inevitable to mankind. Man is mortal but books are immortal.
Globe represents global collaboration; global leadership which is one of the core value of Gurugram University. The university will be active on the International front and will be vigorously forging and consolidating connections with other foreign Universities in a bid to bring international exposure to its faculty and students. It also represents the spirit of “वसुधैव कुटुम्ब्कम” The whole world is like a family. It also reflect the spirit of global city that is Gurugram
Human Brain portrays Brainstorming which is a group creativity technique by which efforts are made to find a conclusion for a specific problem by gathering a list of ideas spontaneously contributed by its members. The University pledge to join hand in hand to work together with the approach of generating new ideas around a specific interest. It also signifies the school of health, paramedical sciences and brain research.
Scientifically majority part of our brain is in unconscious and subconscious state. It is only very small part which is conscious. Everything lies within us. The only question is how to bring it out? It is believed that a genius like Einstein could also use 1/10th of his brain. Most of the discoveries have come from subconscious mind. Actually it is a journey from subconscious to conscious and super conscious mind. The brain in the emblem will truly symbolise journey from subconscious to super conscious; the true journey of life i.e. ““मृत्योर्मा अमृतं गयम” ” O’Lord take me from death to salvation.
The Bodhi tree is symbolic of both Sansara (world) and Dharma. Buddha got enlightened under the Bodhi tree. He then stood up and watched the tree from a distance for seven days. He took sixteen steps towards the tree and under each step, blossomed a Lotus flower. Lotus flower symbolizes clarity, dispassion, love, beauty and purity. As the lotus blooms and flourishes amongst impurities and does not look back; same is our motto as we believe in representing something new and pure above all odds. ““ॐअसतो मा सद्ग्याम ”
O’ Lord take me from untruth to truth.
The name of city “Gurugram” carries forward to the University which itself is after the name of Guru Dronacharya who is clearly visible in our emblem. In the epic Mahabharata, Guru Dronacharya was the royal preceptor to the Kauravas and Pandavas. So, the aim of the Gurugram University is to make the student go through the journey from “studentship to epitome of discipleship”.
Robot and Wi-fi clearly depict the technological advancement which has turned dreams into reality, and what was once thought of as pure science fiction, is slowly becoming accessible. Robots can also be effective in areas where there are skill shortages. Updated and Modern technologies are the sign of growth and advancement in our lives resulting in bright future. The aim of the Gurugram University is
to promote technological advancement by starting new professional courses on robotic science and artificial intelligence.
The picture at the bottom of emblem shows “Team effort-Together we can win”. The University believes that organisations are much more likely to perform well when their people work effectively and efficiently as a team. This is because good teamwork creates synergy– where the combined effect of the team is greater than the sum of individual efforts. Working together a team can apply individual perspectives, experience, and skills to solve complex problems, creating new solutions and ideas that may be beyond the scope of any one individual. As well as enhancing organisations’ performance good teamwork benefits individuals too. It enables mutual support and learning, and can generate a sense of belonging and commitment.
The bow and arrow in the emblem represent ancient era. Deities and heroes in several mythologies are described as archers, including the Indian Lord Rama and Lakshmana, the Greek Artemis and Apollo, the Roman Diana and Cupid, The famous archery competition of hitting the eye of a rotating fish while watching its reflection in the water bowl was one of the many archery skills depicted in the Mahabharata. It also signifies the type of education imparted by Guru Dronacharya to his disciples and is also the trademark of two great warriors Arjuna and Eklavya. “बिद्या जीवनाये न तु जीविकाय” reflects the vision of the Gurugram University to become a socially conscious centre of knowledge and advancement equipped to take up the challenges of the global change as well as committed to empower both its students and teachers to contribute substantially to physical, mental, economic, social and spiritual development. In nutshell “The Holistic Development”.