National Seminar on “Social Exclusion and Challenges of Inclusion in India” organised by School of Social Sciences, The Assam Kaziranga University, Jorhat, Assam

A two-day national seminar on “Social Exclusion and Challenges of Inclusion in India”organised by the School of Social Sciences, The Assam Kaziranga University was held during 25-26 of August, 2017. The seminar was participated by 34 participants from different colleges of Assam and also from JawaharLal Nehru University (JNU), Dibrugarh University and Assam Womens’ University Jorhat.

In the Inaugural Session of the seminar, Dr. P.K. Mishra, honourable vice-chancellor of the Assam Kaziranga University delivered the welcome address. Dr. Mishra in his address briefly highlighted the objectives of establishment of the Assam Kaziranga University. He further dealt with the concept of social exclusion that has been operating in different countries based on different social phenomenon. Prof. Vinay Kumar Srivastava, Director, Anthropological Survey of India, Kolkata, delivered the Inaugural Address. Prof. Srivasata, who is a versatile orator, cited in his address examples of social exclusion as well as social inclusion in the Indian society and also of different societies of the world. He emphasized upon the fact that the social exclusion and inclusion are processes which are not to be looked in isolation of each other, rather they both exist simultaneously in human societies.The Inaugural Session was also addressed by Prof. B.N. Borthakur, Dean, School of Social Sciences who in his speech focused on the objectives of organizing academic events such as seminars in universities. Prof. Borthakur opined that the academic image of the university is reflected through academic activities like holding of seminars, participation of teaches in such seminars, publication of research journals and publication of research papers, books etc. by the teachers.

Dr. Biswajit Ghosh, Professor of Sociology, University of Burdwan, West Bengal, delivered the keynote address of the seminar. In his address, Prof. Ghosh dwelt upon at length the concept of social exclusion and he particularly discussed the phenomenon of social exclusion in Indian context from four angles namely dalits, tribals, religious minorities and women.

In all, four technical sessions were held which were chaired by Prof. B.N. Borthakur, Prof. Biswajit Ghosh, Prof. Jyoti Prasad Saikia and Dr. RuprekhaBordoloi, Principal Kakojan College, jorhat. In the Valedictory Session, valedictory address was delivered by Dr.Jyoti Prasad Saikia, Professor of Sociology, Dibrugarh University, who in his address besides dealing with the concepts of social inclusion and exclusion, also appreciated the School of Social Sciences of Kaziranga University for organizing such kind of academic event. Prof. B.N. Borthakur delivered the vote of thanks in which he appreciated the management of the Kaziranga University for their support in organizing the seminar and commented that this is symbolic of their pursuit for developing the Kaziranga University as one of the best academic institutions in the North-East and in India. He also thanked the participants and resource persons for their engagement in the seminar.

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Induction for the new students of Kaziranga University was held in the University campus on the 17th and 18th of August, 2017. Kaziranga University was proud to welcome renowned guests as speakers on both the days

The Chief Guests for the occasion were Dr. Mukul Chandra Bora, Director, Dibrugarh University Institute of Engineering and Technology, and renowned entrepreneur Jahnabi Phookan.

Dr. Mukul Chandra Bora completed his B.E Civil Engineering from Dibrugarh University, M.Tech from IIT Kharagpur and PhD from IIT, Guwahati and has had first hand experience of both industry and academic life.

Ms. Phookan is the Director of Jungle Travels India and Assam Bengal Navigation Company, both National Tourism Award winning travel companies.

An alumna of the US Government Exchange Program, she was one of the ten representatives from India in the South East Asian Entrepreneurship Symposium in Dhaka in Feb 2013 . In 2007, Ms Phookan was one of the founder members of FLO (FICCI Ladies Organization) Northeast and Chairperson in 2008. Ms. Phookan was also awarded among the 30 Outstanding Women Achievers in the FLO network to commemorate the 30 years of FLO’s existence. Founder Chairperson of the IWN (India Women Network) of CII (Confederation of Indian Industry), she is presently the co-chair of CII Assam Council. Along with a partner, she introduced Fabindia into the Northeast in 2008 with two Fabindia stores in Guwahati and Dibrugarh. Jahnabi is also the Director of the family-owned Baruanagar Tea Estates Pvt Ltd., Baruakhat Tea Company and Konyak Tea. Ms Phookan is a graduate of Calcutta University, post-graduate from Indian Institute of Mass Communication (IIMC) and alumna of Indiana University, USA.

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Installation of New National Cadet Corps (NCC) Unit at Kaziranga University

The National Cadet Corps (NCC) officially installed the new 51 Assam AIR (T) SQN NCC unit at Kaziranga University on the 9th of August, 2017.

The Unit comprises of 25 cadets from among the University students, who were selected after a meticulous selection process. The cadets, who have shown enthusiastic interest, will work towards the completion of the ‘C’ Certificate, the highest offered by the NCC at this level. This 3 year course includes weekly training sessions, along with various camps every semester.

The orientation programme for the University’s first NCC cadets was held in the campus in the presence of Group Commander, NCC (Air Force) M.K Sharma and his team on the 9th of August. The Unit was welcomed by Maj. Gen. SukeshRakshit, Dean, Outreach and Projects, Kaziranga University, and Mr.Jaspal Singh, who are the Coordinators of this programme. Itwas attended by the Director of Kaziranga University, Ms. Rainy Khetan, Registrar of the University, the Deans of the various schools, Faculty members and the Cadets.

This is the first time that the NCC has installed a unit in a private university in this region, aiming to providefor the development of character, discipline, leadership, secular outlook, spirit of adventureand ideals of selfless service among the youth of the country.

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The Assam Kaziranga University releases its first Annual Academic Journal, “The Assam Kaziranga University National Research Journal of Social Science Research”(KUNJSSR) Published by the School of Social Sciences.

The first annual journal of The Assam Kaziranga University entitled, “The Assam Kaziranga University National Journal of Social Science Research” (KUNJSSR) published by the School of Social Sciences was formally released by Dr. Alak Kumar Buragohain, Honourable Vice-Chancellor, Dibrugarh University in a meeting held on 25th of July, 2017 at the University Auditorium. Besides the faculty members and students of the university, the function was also attended by Shri BasantKhetan, Honourable Pro-Chancellor of Kaziranga University, Dr. P.K.Mishra, President, North East Knowledge Foundation (NEKF)& Honourable Vice-Chancellor (In-Charge), Kaziranga University and Ms. Rainy Khetan, Honourable Director, Kaziranga University

Dr.Buragohain, while releasing the journal, appreciated such type of academic endeavour that has been put forth by the School of Social Sciences, Kaziranga University. He also stressed upon maintenance of high quality standards of research work. He further highlighted the merits of Choice Based Credit System (CBCS) that has been adopted by the University Grants Commission (UGC) in the undergraduate courses. In this context, he cited the examples of the prevalence of the system in the USA, UK, Canada etc.

Prior to the release of the journal, Dr. P.K. Mishra delivered the welcome address and highlighted the need of industry-academic interface.Prof.B.N Borthakur, Dean, School of Social Sciences, who is the editor of the journal, introduced the guest Dr. Alak Kumar Buragohain to the august gathering and talked about the importance of research and publication, through which the image of an academic institution like a university is reflected. Mr.HridayRanjanKalita proposed the vote of thanks at the end of the inaugural function.

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Result of the End Term Examination

The Result of End Term Examination held in the month of May June 2017 for 2nd sem 2016 batch, 4th sem 2015 batch, 6th sem 2014 batch and 8th sem 2013 batch.
Has been declared.

The SGPA/CGPA can be viewed in the offical Notice Board.

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Dr. Shaswat Baruah receives the CSIR-Nehru Science Post-Doctoral Research Fellowship 2017

Dr. Shaswat Baruah, Assistant Professor, Department of Chemistry, has received the CSIR-Nehru Science Post-Doctoral Research fellowship 2017, funded by the Council of Scientific and Industrial Research, India. He is among four persons selected in the domain of Chemical Sciences in the country, and will be working in CSIR-NEIST, Jorhat for two years, under the mentorship of Dr. Raju Khan, Senior Scientist and Head, Analytical Chemistry Division, CSIR-NEIST.

CSIR-Nehru Science Postdoctoral Research Fellowship Scheme” has been instituted to identify promising young researchers with innovative ideas and provide them with training and research opportunities in niche areas of basic science, engineering, medicine and agriculture. The scheme aims at facilitating their transition from mentored to independent research career.

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Shri Basant Khetan receives National Award by the Ministry of Micro, Small & Medium Enterprises, Government of India

Ministry of Micro, Small & Medium Enterprises (MSME), Government of India has awarded Shri Basant Kumar Khetan with the prestigious "Best Entrepreneur Award" for Outstanding Performance in MSME Sector in North Eastern Region.

Shri Basant Kumar Khetan is the Director of Neccon Power & Infra Ltd., and Pro-Chancellor of The Assam Kaziranga University, Jorhat.Shri Khetan has received the award on 27th of June 2017 on the occasion of National Awards Function - 2015 on the solemn occasion of the United Nations Micro, Small and Medium – sized Enterprises Day at Pravasi Bhartiya Kendra, New Delhi . The event was graced by Honourable dignitaries Shri Giriraj Singh, Hon’ble MoS, MSME, Shri Haribhai Parthibhai Chaudhary, Hon’ble MoS, MSME, and Shri Kalraj Mishra, Hon’ble Union Minister of MSME.

Shri Basant Khetan has dedicated this award to the leadership of Dr M.D Khetan, guidance of Mr. J P Khetan and support of Mr. Pradip Khetan which has made it possible for Neccon Infra Ltd to achieve such heights and him to be honoured with this prestigious award.
Neccon Power & Infra, founded by Dr M.D. Khetan in 1986 started with the manufacturing of overhead transmission AAAC/AAC/ACSR conductors up to 400 KV lines, which eventually led to the establishment of its second manufacturing unit at Sikar, Rajasthan in 1990. The company soon spread its wings in the international market and got deemed export and export orders worth 5000 Lacs.

To further penetrate in the power sector, the company diversified in EPC/Turnkey Project activities like Supply, Erection, Construction & Commissioning of 220KV, 132KV, 33KV, 11KV, Sub-Station, Transmission and Distribution Lines under ADB, APDRP, RGGVY, ABY Scheme, TDF on Turnkey Basis specially in the states of Assam, Jharkhand, West Bengal, Tripura and Rajasthan.

Lauding the efforts and achievements of NECCON Power & Infra Limited is in line with the realization of the commendable goals of "Make in India" and "Zero Defect Zero Effect" set by the Hon'ble Prime Minister of India, and the faith and confidence he has so justifiably reposed in the MSME Sector. The Ministry of Micro, Small & Medium Enterprises has honoured Neccon Power & Infra as a token of their special contribution to, and efforts in the MSME sector - an achievement that is bound to motivate other MSMEs.

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Kaziranga University Celebrated ‘International Yoga Day’

The ‘International Yoga Day’ is celebrated at Kaziranga University, Assam on 21st June 2017 with enthusiastic participation of the stakeholders. The Registrar, Dr. Debasish Panda welcomed all at the beginning through his address. Administrative heads, faculty members, staff members, students attended the event with an objective to learn “Integration of body, mind and soul” from the Leaders.

Yoga revitalises our mind and body and teaches us the value of discipline. The International Yoga Day was a great opportunity for the faculty and staff members of Kaziranga University to discuss and understand the different benefits of Yoga postures. The session started with the discussion on importance of yoga, which was followed by warm up exercises and Surya Namaskar. The different steps were demonstrated and its usage was explained. The staff members practiced some of the common asanas which included Dhanura asana, Chakra Asana,Bhujanga asana etc. and ended with meditation. The event concluded with a pledge to practice Yoga in the campus after the working hours which is thought to enhance physical and mental stamina of the teaching fraternity of the university.

This Yoga day celebration, in parallel to over hundred countries in the world including United Nations, created overwhelming response from the people present in the event. The brief yet in-depth event is concluded with an expectation of repetition and sustainability as evident from the conversation of the participants.

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KU celebrated "No Tobacco Day" on 31st March 2017

Kaziranga University - IL & FS INSTITUTE OF SKILLS (KU-IIS) in collaboration with District Tobacco Control Cell, Jorhat and Sankalpa Sikha NGO, celebrated "World No Tobacco Day" on 31st May 2017.

The programme was inaugurated by the Officer-in-Charge of Pulibor Police Station, along with Senior Journalist of Amar Asom, Mr. Ramen Saikia. The programme was attended by around 50 students of the KU-IIS Centre. Prof. Tarun Kumar, Dean, School of Computing Sciences and Head, Skill Development Initiatives of Kaziranga University also addressed the gathering. The participants pledged to spread the message of "No Tobacco Day" in their respective communities.

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Patent granted to Dr. Anilesh Dey, Associate Dean (SET) and HOD ECE, for the Concentration Control Switch System

Kaziranga University is proud to announce that Dr. Anilesh Dey, Associate Dean (SET) and HOD ECE, has recently been granted a patent for the invention of a Concentration Control Switch System, published on the Official Journal of the Patent Office on 21/04/2017.

This present invention relates a concentration control switch system wherein brain computer interface can circumvent predictable channels of communication to arrange for direct communication and control between the human brain and physical devices by decoding diverse configurations of brain activity into directives in tangible interval

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