Kaziranga University receives Education Excellence Awards by the Associated Chambers of Commerce and Industry of India (ASSOCHAM)


The Assam Kaziranga University was awarded with the “Best University Nurturing 21st Century Innovative Skills” and the “Outstanding University promoting Science, Technology, Research & Innovation” awards by the Associated Chambers of Commerce and Industry of India (ASSOCHAM), in a ceremony held at the Taj Mahal Hotel, New Delhi on 17th May 2018.

Shri Basant Khetan, Pro-Chancellor of Kaziranga University and Vice Chancellor Dr. P.K Mishra received the awards on 17th May 2018, presented by Dr. Satya Pal Singh, Hon’ble Minister of State for Human Resource Development, Government of India. Shri Basant Khetan ji and Dr. P.K Mishra were also accompanied by esteemed dignitary Dr. V.P Singh, Advisor & Distinguished Professor, Kaziranga University and former advisor of Patanjali.

Since its foundation in 2012, the Assam Kaziranga University has contributed significantly to the North-Eastern region of India, emerging as a University of quality and distinctiveness in a very short time. The prestigious ASSOCHAM awards for Kaziranga University not only highlight the University’s aim of providing path-breaking learning experiences at par with 21st century standards, but also focus on the space created by KU for applied knowledge, research and innovation that all lead to the wholesome development of the region.

ASSOCHAM, also known as the ‘Knowledge Architect Of Corporate India’, was established in 1920 by promoter Chambers, representing all regions of India. It has in its fold more than 400 Chambers and Trade Associations, and serves more than 4,50,000 members from all over India.  The ASSOCHAM awards promote Education Excellence and are a means to felicitate those who have done significant contribution in the fields of Science, Technology, Research and Innovations.  

These awards are yet another feather in the cap of The Assam Kaziranga University, whose commitment to educational excellence has been recognized and noted, not just in the region, but also nation-wide. At Kaziranga University, holistic learning and development is enthusiastically encouraged, and it truly strives to have an impact on the communities it serves.

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Kaziranga University jointly with CSIR-NISTADS organized the National Summit on Sustainable and Inclusive Development in the Northeast region

With the intention of driving policy with regard to sustainable and inclusive development in the Northeast region,Kaziranga University, in association with CSIR-NISTADS, one of the renowned policy research institutes of India, organized a three-day National Summit, with the theme, “Northeast Sustainable and Inclusive Development”.

The summit highlighted Northeast India as a critical hotspot for the convergence of sustainable development, leading to the overall holistic growth and progress of the region. During the course of the three-day summit, a platform was provided to expertsto discuss, deliberate and arrive at a policy roadmap for sustainable and inclusive development of Northeast. The sub themes of the summit included Energy, Environment and Economy, Women Empowerment, Entrepreneurship and Innovation, Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises, Policy Intervention, Food Agronomy and Skill Development.

The inaugural session of the summit was held on 26th April, 2018 where Hon’ble Minister of Education, Govt of Manipur, Shri T. Radheshyam Singhattended the summit as the Chief Guest and theFormer Special Secretary(Education), Prof. Ashok Chandra delivered the keynote address. The session saw other dignitaries such as Hon’ble Member of Parliament, Shri Kamakhya Prasad Tasa, Director NISTADS, Dr. Prashant Goswami, Vice Chancellor, Utkal University, Dr. S.M.Patnaik, Chief Managing Director, HHMM Group of Companies, Mr. Habib Mohammad Chaudhary, Hon’ble Pro Chancellor, Kaziranga University, Shri Basant Khetan, Hon’ble Vice Chancellor, Kaziranga University, Dr. P.K. Mishra along with delegates from across the country who came to participate in the summit.

Distinguished speakers from different sectors of premier organizations from across the country attended the summit and presented their research interests and findings which will aid towards forming holistic policies for the development and sustainability of the region. Some of the eminent speakers include Dr. Tabassum Jamal, Chief Scientist, NISTADS, Dr. Uddhab Kumar Bharali, Innovator, Dr. Ashmita Chitnis, Director, Symbiosis Institute of International Business, Mr. Anal Jain, CEO Bodhi Technologies, Dr. Ravikumar Chitnis, Principal, MIT School of Management, Mr. Rupam Goswami, Chairman, Chamber of Commerce, Assam and Dr. N. Gopalkrishnan, Director, CSIR-CBRI, Roorkee. Other luminaries included Prof. Charulata Mahanta Dean SoE, Tezpur University, Dr. S. Venugopal, Director, NIT Nagaland, Dr. A.K. Barooah, Director, Tea Research Association, Toklai Tea Research Institute and Mr. Vivek Pandit, Head, Retail Business IL & FS Skill.

A panel discussion was held at the end of the summit with an aim to summarize the discussions during the summit and to arrive at suggestions for specific and actionable policy interventions with regard to sustainable and inclusive development in North-East India. In the specific context of Northeast India the panel highlighted the importance of skill development, renewable energy, preservation of biodiversity and inclusive development policies with special attention to resolving gender disparities.

This summit brought together a plethora of intellectual minds from diverse academic as well as non-academic niches from all over India. The multi-disciplinary deliberations along with inputs from dignitaries contributing in the practical arena brought about a number of novel and significant observations during the course of the summit. Kaziranga University is committed to contribute towards the society by organizing more such events along with tangible efforts with the intention to create immediate and positive changes in the region.

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KU delegates participate in the Outstation Technical Workshop conducted at NEIST-CSR on 9th April 2018

A workshop on Recent Developments in Civil and Earthquake Engineering (RDCEE-18) was conducted on 9th April 2018 at NEIST-CSIR (Formerly RRL) in Jorhat, Assam. The Organisers were Dr.Leon Raj, Scientist, NEIST-CSIR, Dr. Debasis Mohanty, Scientist, NEIST-CSIR and Dr. Sudip Basack, Professor of Head of Civil Engineering, Kaziranga University.

The workshop commenced from 9 am and ended at 5.30 pm. There were outstanding participation of KU Faculty Members and pre-final year’s B.Tech and M.Tech.students of Civil Engineering. About 100 participants from KU attended the workshop as registered delegates. There were also other participants from Jorhat Engineering College and other technical institutions of the North East region. The technical presentations were well appreciated by the participants. There were also one research exhibition session where the recent research projects were demonstrated to the participants. Lastly, in the concluding session, certificates from CSIR were distributed to the participants.

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BatsoratRongali 2018’ celebrated at Kaziranga University

Upholding the great traditions of Assam, Kaziranga University celebrated the onset of the festive season by organizing a RongaliBihu celebration ‘BatsoratRongali’ on the 10th of April 2018 at the University campus. The Art and Culture Club of the University took the lead in organizing this afternoon of merry-making and rejoicing to commemorate the onset of RongaliBihu. Under the aegis of the University, the club had a line-up of talent being showcased both from the students, faculty and staff of the university and alsohosted guest performances as well.

The sound of music and the splendour of performativity began to unfold with the rendition of the opening act by SamannoyNrityaJagran, a dance group based out of Jorhat, whose dance enactments to the popular Dr. BhupenHazarika’s number – Manuhemanuhorbabei, jodiheaukonunebhabei,conveying the message of inclusivity, hope and collectivity, got the audience going and engaged. The message of the song, to the tunes and melodies of which the dancers were performing, only became more pertinent with their subsequent short-enactments, in which, through their dances, they depicted the ways in which the festival of harvest, is celebrated by the different ethnicities within the state of Assam. They concluded by an enactment of the regional song of Assam – O Mur ApunarDekh, succinctly wrapping up their show. Following the dance group was our next performer – SaptakSamannoyGusthi, whose classic Bihu numbers, including elaborate instrumentation and bodily dance movements, were appreciated and applauded by all.

The opening act of the KU family rolled in, commensurate to the rendition of JengBihu, by the staff and faculty of the University. This was followed suit by performances by Kaziranga University students, much appreciated by all. The star attraction of the evening wasBishal Sharma, Winner of the nationally televised Dance TV show Super Dancer, Chapter 2. The applause, the cheer and the encouragement received by this pre-teen wonder, was indeed a sight to behold!The event as a whole was interspersed with delectables and delicacies, pithas and larus, all home cooked, being put out for sale by those interested in the culinary arts from the KU family.

Keeping in mind the harmony and camaraderie brought forth by Bihu every year, this event was Kaziranga University’s attempt to contribute to the festive season, by bringing together the KU family and guests from all over the region in a single warm and festive platform.

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4th Convocation Celebrated at Kaziranga University on 17th March 2018

The Assam Kaziranga University, one of North-East India’s premier universities, conducted its 4th Annual Convocation Ceremony on March 17, 2018 at the University campus in Koraikhowa, Jorhat. During the ceremony, 436 young men and womenfrom across the different schools of the University were awarded their degrees.

Attended by several notable guests and luminaries, this year’s Annual Convocation was graced by the presence of Dr. HimantaBiswaSarma, Hon’ble Minister for Education, Health and Finance, Government of Assam, who was the Chief Guest for the occasion. Shri Kamakhya Prasad Tasa, Member of Parliament, Jorhat also honored the occasion with his presence. Dr. S.K Baruah, Managing Director, Numaligarh Refinery Ltd. (NRL) was the Guest of Honour, while the Convocation ceremony was presided over by the Hon’ble Chancellor of Kaziranga University, Dr. MurliDharKhetan.

The dignitaries and distinguished guests present were Shri BasantKhetan, Hon’ble Pro-Chancellor of Kaziranga University, Dr. P.K Mishra, Hon’ble Vice Chancellor of Kaziranga University and members of the University Governing Board, Dr. JayantaMadhab (Chairman NEDFi), Shri ShantikamHazarika (Founder Director, AIM), Shri ShyamKanuMahanta (Social Entrepreneur), Dr. P. Goswami (Director, NISTADS) among several other esteemed individuals.The Director of IIE, Shri Manoj Das, Director, Kaziranga University Ms. Rainy Khetan and the Registrar, Kaziranga University, Dr. Debashish Panda were also present.

On this momentous occasion, Kaziranga University conferred honorary doctorates upon two of North-East India’s most exemplary individuals – noted innovator and inventor from Assam Dr. UddhabBharali and five time World Amateur Boxing Champion from Manipur, M.C Mary Kom for their tremendous contributions in their respective fields.

The function began with the arrival of the staid Academic Procession at the venue, which marked the opening of the ceremony. In his Welcome address, the Vice Chancellor Dr. P.K Mishra welcomed the esteemed dignitaries, guests, parents and students, while highlighting the pride and satisfaction the University takes in sending out into the world accomplished and skilled youngprofessionals. The Chancellor’s address inaugurating the ceremony emphasized on the importance of education in building character as he congratulated the students on beginning the next phase of their lives.

Hon’ble Minister Dr. HimantaBiswaSarma delivered the Convocation Address with his words of inspiration, after he was introduced by noted social entrepreneur-activist and Governing Body member Shri ShyamKanuMahanta. The Minister’s speech focused on the development of the region through the establishment of academic institutes of excellence like Kaziranga University. He emphasized on the aim of creating an education hub in Assam that would lead to progress and development, and help in reducing the “brain drain” phenomenon which is a frequent prevalence in the region.  The ultimate goal that was focused upon by the Hon’ble Dr. Sarmawas the formation and growth of Assam as one of the biggest focal points of South East Asia.

The gathering was also addressed by Member of Parliament Jorhat, Shri Kamakhya Prasad Tasa and Guest of Honour Shri S.K Barua. Shri KamakhyaTasa addressed the students, motivating them to become future change-makers and leaders of tomorrow, and urged them to inculcate an interest in the administration setup of the nation. Shri S.K Barua, MD, NRL highlighted the collaboration between Kaziranga University and Numaligarh Refinery Ltd. (NRL), commenting on the usefulness of several projects and surveys that were done by KU Engineering students as a part of their collaboration curriculum.

More than 200 students were presented with their Degrees on this day, and 10 student-toppers were awarded with Gold Medals for ranking first in each of their programmes. In a first, the Chancellor of Kaziranga University, Dr. M.D Khetan’s book titled “Baalbodh” was also released by the esteemed guests and dignitaries on this occasion.

Kaziranga University has indeed created a benchmark of excellence in providing an industry-based educational interface for students through its domain partners and collaborations. With a goal of improving society through education and skill development, KU aims to produce young men and women of character and strong values, who will go out into the world and make a difference.

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Chemistry Workshop organized on 27th March 2018

The Department of Chemistry, School of Basic Sciences, organized a one day workshop on the 'Fundamentals of Computational Chemistry on 27 March 2018. Dr. Ankur K. Guha from CCSU was the Resource Person for this workshop, and shared his knowledge on Computational Chemistry with the faculty and students.

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IBM Workshops conducted at Kaziranga University on 9th and 19th March 2018

As part of IBM Innovation Centre for Education program (IBM ICE), two workshops were held by IBM Subject Matter Experts on Cloud and Business Analytics, on 9th and 19th March 2018 respectively at Kaziranga University, which were attended by all 4th semester students in CSE, ECE and EE departments.

The workshop on Cloud Computing, conducted by Mr Senthil Kumar, provided hands on experience in Type 2 Virtualization using ESXi Server 6.5, Installation and configuration of KVM, VPN and VLAN in virtualized environment.

The BA workshop was conducted by Mr Kaushik Banerjee of IBM Kolkata who focused on Data Warehouse, ETL and Business Intelligence concepts, where students got a good understanding of tools such as Informatica, SAP BO and IBM Watson Analytics.

The IBM Subject Matter Experts also had meaningful faculty interaction that would help KU to further strengthen the IBM ICE program going forward.

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​Learn, Earn and Develop (LEAD) programme inaugurated at Kaziranga University on 22nd March 2018

The inaugural session of the Learn, Earn and Develop (LEAD) programme was held on 22 March, 2018. Renowned Child Rights activist Miguel Das Queah, and Founder of the Universal Team for Social Action and Help (UTSAH), interacted with the LEADers on various issues of social interest. The event was attended by all the Vice Chancellor, Director, Deans of all KU Schools, Senior Faculty and student members of the LEAD club who participated in hearty debates throughout the session.

As part of the Learn, Earn and Develop Programme, selected student leaders from across the University will have the opportunity to interact with some of the most notable changemakers of the nation.

The Learn, Earn and Develop (LEAD) Programme, initiated by the Kaziranga University Marketing and Admissions Team, will provide students the opportunity to develop key professional skills while earning. LEAD is an activity oriented programme that seeks to connect successful professionals with students through seminars, workshops, talks, informal discussions and field trips. The programme will also provide an opportunity to a select group of students to represent their college and earn various incentives in the process. The programme will be entirely student driven under the able guidance of a team with a collective experience of 50 years in various fields ranging from marketing to legal.

Benefits:

  • Scholarships
  • Certificates and Letters of Completion
  • Win domestic and international holidays
  • Win attractive gifts
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The Deputy Commissioner of Jorhat, Shri Virendra Mittal and his team of officials visited Kaziranga University on the 17th of February

The Deputy Commissioner of Jorhat, Shri Virendra Mittal and his team of officials visited Kaziranga University on the 17th of February and enlightened us with his talk on the Swachh Bharat Abhiyan and his unique initiative called 'Daan Toilet'.

Virendra Mittal, a 2007 batch IAS officer, hails from Jaipur, Rajasthan. He has been posted in Jorhat since 2016. His successful endeavour is called 'Daan Toilet' wherein toilets can be donated to those households that still follow open defecation. This is to make the country open defecation free by October 2nd 2019, as a fitting tribute to Mahatma Gandhi on his 150th birth anniversary. The Daan Toilet initiative has managed to donate more than 250 toilets, by raising close to 50 lakh.

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Dr. V.P Singh, Advisor Organization Development, Patanjali, visited KU on 12th and 13th of February 2018.

Kaziranga University's Faculty, Students and Staff were honoured to welcome and hear Dr. V.P Singh, Advisor Organization Development, Patanjali, as he interacted with us on the 12th and 13th of February 2018 in the KU Campus.

Dr. Singh has facilitated multiple interventions around culture, process and structure of Patanjali. From 2002-2015, Dr. Singh led the Human Resources team at RJ Corp, the world’s second largest Pepsi Bottler and owners of 600+ Pizza Hut, KFC, Costa Coffee in three countries. Dr. Singh was also associated with Escorts Group (1993-2000), where he did pioneering work in domains of Assessment Center, Value Based Performance Culture, Performance Counseling, Proactive IR, Leadership Practices, and Career Modeling.

He has been a researcher, teacher and trainer in VM National Institute of Cooperative Management and University of Pune (1974-77), Institute of Company Secretaries of India (1978-1979) and All India Management Association (1979-1982).

He has published 20 research and experiential papers and articles in leading management journals, and is Executive and Life Coach associated with the International Coach Federation, USA & Member, Mentor Pool, Everwise, USA. Currently, Dr Singh has been teaching, coaching and mentoring students at the Indian Institute of Management, Raipur. He is also a Distinguished Professor & Advisor with Dr K.N Modi University.

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