Dr. Babasaheb Ambedkar Marathwada University
Dr. Babasaheb Ambedkar Marathwada University (BAMU) formerly Marathwada University, is located in Aurangabad , Maharashtra , India. It is named after Bharat Ratna Dr. Babasaheb Ambedkar , an Indian Jurist, Political Leader, Academician and the Chief Architect of the Indian Constitution . This University was established primarily on the initiative of Babasaheb Ambedkar so as to fill the huge lacuna of higher education facilities in Western Vidarbh, Marathwada and North Maharashtra Region. The university was established on August 23, 1958. It is one of the oldest Premier university established by Government of Maharashtra after Mumbai and Pune University. This university has contributed to the progress of adjoining regions and people in innumerable ways. Since its inception, the university has around 425 colleges affiliated to it, which comes under four districts (Aurangabad, Jalna, Beed and Osmanabad) of the Maharashtra State. The student population exceeds 3.75 lakhs.
Aurangabad at a Glance:
Aurangabad is the Divisional headquarter of Marathwada Region. This is the place having history right from the ancient times. The world famous Ajanta and Ellora caves are pride of the district. Aurangabad is also well known for Aurangabad Caves, Bibi-Ka-Makbara and Panchakki. The ancient city Pratisthan (Paithan) and Nath Sagar project falls in the boundaries of Aurangabad.
The city was a major silk and cotton textile production centre. Major Industrial areas of Aurangabad are Chikhalthana MIDC, Shendra MIDC and Waluj MIDC , Bhalgaon, Chitegaon, and Railway station M.I.D.C. A new industrial belt namely Shendra - Bidkin Industrial Park is being developed under DMIC . The Maharashtra Centre for Entrepreneurship Development's (M.C.E.D) head office is in Aurangabad. Many renowned Indian and MNCs have established themselves in the Industrial Estates of Aurangabad:
Recently Aurangabad has become the third city in the Maharashtra state to host an Auto Cluster namely Marathwada Auto Cluster (MAC). Electrical goods major Siemens has set up a plant for manufacturing of superior quality bogies for locomotives, electric multiple units and metro coaches at Shendra MIDC Aurangabad.
Modern Retail Industry has made its presence felt in the forms of Malls. Prozone Mall spread over 1 million square feet is the biggest in the region. This industry has a big employment generator. Malls in Aurangabad has created direct employment opportunities.