National Seminar on New Paradigms Of Commerce And Management: Opportunities And Challenges Organized by Kaziranga University

A National Seminar on the theme ‘New Paradigms of Commerce and Management: Opportunities and Challenges’, was organized by the School of Business of the Assam Kaziranga University on 5th and 6th April, 2019.

The inaugural session of the Seminar was held on 5th April 2019, in which the Inaugural Address was delivered by Vice Chancellor of the Assam Kaziranga University, Dr. P. K. Mishra and the keynote address was delivered by Professor (Retd.), Post Graduate Department of Commerce, Utkal University, Bhubaneswar Prof. (Dr.) Ranjan Kumar Bal. Other distinguished guests and dignitaries present were Professor of Accounting, Xavier Institute of Management, Xavier University, Bhubaneswar Prof. (Dr.) D.V. Ramana, Assistant Professor, IIM, Ranchi Dr. Arindam Mukherjee, Professor and Head, Dept. of Commerce, Tezpur University, Assam Prof. (Dr.) Subhrangshu Sekhar Sarkar, Professor & Head, Department of Management, North-Eastern Hill University, Tura Campus Prof. (Dr.) Jaynal Uddin Ahmed and Dean School of Business, Kaziranga University Prof. Agnimitra Biswas. The Inaugural programme was followed by a plenary session by our esteemed guests and technical sessions. The programme came to an end with a colourful cultural programme put forward by the students of Kaziranga University.

The two-day programme had four Technical Sessions, in which more than 30 papers were presented by students, research scholars, academicians and faculty from different institutions. The seminar saw a lot of enlightening discussion and presentations on the opportunities and challenges focusing on the new paradigms in the field of commerce and management.

 

Attended by more than 250 students, delegates and guests, the Seminar was the second of such a pan-Indian event to be organized by the School of Business, Kaziranga University. The Valedictory session of the seminar saw the presentation of the Chairperson for each technical session, in which the papers presented by participants were summarized and highlighted. This was followed by prize and certificate distribution to the best paper presenters Rajdeep Dey, Mriganka Ranjan Bora, Manobika Paul of JB College and Taran Soni and T.C. Bhattacharya of Kaziranga University.

 

Kaziranga University’s commitment to promoting engaging academic research is vastly reflected in the organization of this National-level seminar by the School of Business. The theme of the seminar, focusing on the new paradigms of commerce and management, also emphasized on the University’s dedicated work towards the upliftment and development, contributing to research, discussion and discourses.

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Kaziranga University launches first and one-of-its-kind MBA in Event Management.

The School of Business (SOB) at the Assam Kaziranga University has launched a brand new MBA Programme in Event Management, a first-of-its-kind, campus-based, 2-year programme, to be conducted in association with the renowned Bangalore-based event management institute, team.i.

The programme was launched at a press conference held at the University premises on 22nd March, 2019, in the presence of the honourable Pro-Chancellor, Shri Basant Khetan, Vice Chancellor, Dr. P.K. Mishra, and Director, Ms. Rainy Khetan, along with Mr. Harisha Prabhu, Director and Vice President of DNA Entertainment Networks Pvt. Ltd., Mr. Arvind Jyot Sabhaney, CEO of team.i, and Prof. Srinivas Govindarajan, Founder of Vertical Limit Education and a visiting professor at the SOB.

team.i, has provided event management education to over 2,000 successful event managers over the years. With a 7-acre campus, team.i is the only dedicated academic event management campus in the country.  The institute has tied-up with DNA Entertainment Networks to bring in real-world capabilities to the field, which will now be available to students of the Northeast at Kaziranga University.

DNA Entertainment Networks is a pioneering and prestigious international event management company that manages some of the largest and most high profile events in the country, such as, the Indian Premier League, the Pro Kabbadi League, and the Indian Super League. Speaking at the conference, Mr. Harisha Prabhu remarked, “The Indian event management industry has a dearth of qualified event managers, and to make up for the demand, industry-aligned programmes such as this is the need of the hour.”

With classes scheduled to start in the autumn semester of 2019, the MBA in Event Management programme will be the eighth highly specialized MBA programme offered by Kaziranga University; the others being MBA in Hospital Administration, Logistics & Supply Chain Management, Banking & Financial Services, Business Entrepreneurship & Management, Tourism Management, Construction & Urban Infrastructure Management, and MBA (General) with specializations in HR, Marketing, Operations, and Finance. 

In his reflection upon the event management industry in India, Dr. P.K Mishra, said, “In recent years, higher education has become more dynamic in nature and for serious aspirants of event management, a 2-year MBA is an appropriate programme to equip themselves with the required skills. In keeping with the global demand, Kaziranga University will award certificates to its students.”

Prof. Srinivas Govindrajan also added that the event management industry in India is witnessing unprecedented growth, and it is of vital importance that specialized MBA programmes such as this are offered to young students and professionals to keep them abreast of the standards of the industry.

The course, designed and delivered in association with team.i and DNA Entertainment Networks, will provide students with immense exposure into and knowledge of the industry through a curriculum that meets international standards. The aim of the programme is to create professionals with a sound foundation in the core event management subjects, with proficiency in theoretical knowledge and emphasis on marketing, media, events, and finance.

Students pursuing this course will be required to undertake the second year of their academic programme in Bangalore, where they will pursue industry internships in prominent event management agencies, such as, DNA Entertainment Networks, Phase 1 Events & Entertainment, Acme Events & Expo, and Wizcraft.

The launch of this MBA programme comes at an opportune moment where the event management industry in India is predicted to cross the INR 10,000 crore mark by 2020-21. With the key growth drivers of event management – digital activation, sports leagues, corporate events, and increased government marketing initiatives – coming to the Northeast, this programme at Kaziranga University aims at sending out skilled professionals into the sector. With such industry-aligned programmes, Kaziranga University is well on its way to achieving its mission of bringing global educational standards to Northeast India and fostering a strong academic foundation in the region.

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Three-day North East Sustainable and Inclusive Development Summit (NESIDS) on ‘Bio-Economy’ held at Kaziranga University

With the aim of driving policy and research with regard to sustainable and inclusive development in the North East region, Kaziranga University organized a three-day National Summit on Sustainable and Inclusive Development, with the theme, “Bio-Economy for Sustainable and Inclusive Development of North-East", in association with CSIR-NISTADS, one of India’s renowned policy research institutes on 6th, 7th and 8th March 2019.

The summit highlighted North East India as a critical area for the confluence of sustainable and inclusive development; effective policy execution for which would lead to an overall holistic growth of the region. In its second edition, NESIDS 2019 also provided a platform for experts to discuss, deliberate and arrive at a policy roadmap for sustainable and inclusive development of Northeast, with a focus on Bio-Economy. The first edition of this three-day summit (NESIDS 2018) was held at Kaziranga University in April 2018, bringing together intellectual minds from diverse academic as well as non-academic niches from all over India.

The sub-themes of NESIDS 2019 this year, included Global and Regional Perspectives of Bio-Economy, Biodiversity and Sustainable Bio-Economy and its potential in the North East, Entrepreneurship and Innovation in Bio-Economy, Women Empowerment, Skill Development and Agronomical Practices and Policies in relation to Sustainable Bio-Economy.

The inaugural session of the summit was held on 6th March 2019, in the presence of several distinguished guests and dignitaries. The Chief Guest at the Inauguration was Shri S.K Barua, Managing Director, Numaligarh Refinery Limited, with Guests of Honour Shri Bhaskar Baruah, Former Secretary, Ministry of Agriculture, Government of India and Dr. G. Narahari Sastry, Director, CSIR-NEIST, Jorhat. The Keynote Address was delivered by Dr. P. Goswami, Former Director, CSIR-NISTADS. The programme also saw the presence of esteemed dignitaries such as Dr. T. Madhan Mohan, Advisor, Biotechnology Programme Management Cell, Dr. Ram Boojh, National Programme Officer, UNESCO Asia, Dr. P.K Mishra, Vice-Chancellor, Kaziranga University, Ms. Rainy Khetan, Director, Kaziranga University, along with several other prominent delegates and participants from all over the country.

More than 25 distinguished researchers and speakers from different sectors from across the country attended the summit and presented their research interests and findings, aiming to aid towards forming holistic policies for the development and sustainability of the North East. These premier organizations include Jawaharlal Nehru University, Jamia Milia Islamiya , NEDFi, UNESCO Asia, Balipara Foundation among several other notable names.

In the specific context of North East India, NESIDS 2019 highlighted the importance of inclusive development policies with special attention to bio-economy. The multi-disciplinary deliberations with inputs from dignitaries, researchers and scholars definitely contributed towards the highlighting of a number of novel and significant observations during the course of the three days of the summit, which saw eight thematic sessions.

The time to consider a policy on inclusive and sustainable development for the rapidly developing North East region has never been more pronounced, and Kaziranga University, along with CSIR-NISTADS is committed to the creation of tangible efforts to bring immediate and positive changes in the region. Through events such as these, both institutes of learning and research, have significantly enlarged the scope and delivery of higher education in the region, so as to meet the needs of an emerging India.

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Pariksha pe Charcha 2.0

 

Watch live PARIKSHA PE CHARCHA 2.0 at 11:00 AM, 29th January, 19


 
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International Workshop in Civil Engineering Conducted at KU

 

The Department of Civil Engineering, Kaziranga University, organized the two-day International workshop on Advances in Sustainable Civil Infrastructure Development (IWASCID-2019) on January 22nd-23rd 2019 in the University campus.

The event brought together some 8 eminent speakers from 4 different countries including Malaysia, China, Australia and India to discuss in depth about the role of civil engineers in design and implementation of sustainable civil infrastructure. The possible developments, expansion of the capacity of existing infrastructures, addressing current and future development challenges and implementation of latest research in the various fields of civil engineering for high performance. It also provided a valuable networking opportunity and set the stage for further cooperation among the various government organizations and academic institutions in India and beyond.

The workshop began with opening remarks by the Head of the Department of Civil Engineering, Kaziranga University, the Chairman, Co-chairman, Chief Guest and Convener. The workshop then continued with interactive panel discussions, presentations and briefings on various topics of Civil Engineering. It concluded with a set of presentations of real world cases describing new and noteworthy initiatives relevant to the workshop theme, specifically on Alternative Road Construction Technologies, Portal Frame-Shaped Slope-Stabilizing Pile, Cyclically Loaded Pile Foundations, Structural Reliability of Movable Marine Assets, and Static and seismic active earth pressure on rigid retaining structures.

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Kaziranga University Conducts Fifth Convocation Celebrations on January 13th 2019

 

The Assam Kaziranga University, one of North-East India’s premier universities, conducted its 5th Annual Convocation Ceremony on January 13, 2019 at the University campus in Koraikhowa, Jorhat. Attended by several notable guests and luminaries, this year’s Annual Convocation was graced by the presence of Shri Sarbananda Sonowal, Hon’ble Chief Minister of State, Government of Assam, who was the Chief Guest for the occasion.

This year, the Fifth Convocation also had as the Guests of Honour, Shri Ashok Mittal, Chancellor, Lovely Professional University, Jalandhar, and Six Time World Amateur Boxing Champion Padma Bhushan M.C Mary Kom, who was also awarded an Honorary Doctorate from Kaziranga University in 2018. The Convocation ceremony was presided over by the Hon’ble Chancellor of Kaziranga University, Dr. Murli Dhar Khetan.

During the ceremony, 405 young men and women from across the different schools of the University were awarded their degrees as they officially graduated from the University on this day. The dignitaries and distinguished guests present were Shri Basant Khetan, Hon’ble Pro-Chancellor of Kaziranga University, Dr. P.K Mishra, Hon’ble Vice Chancellor of Kaziranga University, members of the University Governing Board, Shri Shyam Kanu Mahanta and Dr. P. Goswami, among other esteemed individuals.

On this momentous occasion, The University also conferred Honorary Doctorate Degrees upon two exemplary individuals, noted for tremendous contribution in their respective fields - Padma Shri Jadav Payeng, Assam’s very own ‘Forest Man’ and former World and Olympic Champion Padma Bhushan Abhinav Bindra.

The function began with the arrival of the staid Academic Procession at the venue, marking 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 accomplishments of Kaziranga University in the year gone by, with a special emphasis on KU’s numerous collaborations and corporate partnerships, at par with global educational standards. The Chancellor’s address inaugurating the ceremony touched upon the pride and satisfaction the University takes in sending out into the world accomplished and skilled young professionals, as he expressed his gratitude to the parents and other stakeholders in placing their faith and trust on the University.

The Guests of Honour then addressed the gathering with their words of wisdom. Padma Bhushan M.C Mary Kom addressed the young students by using her own life as an inspiring example, focusing on the determination it takes to achieve the impossible, and how important it is to have in one the hunger to do better and achieve more. Shri Ashok Mittal’s address highlighted his gratefulness at being a part of such a momentous occasion, while he expressed his hope for Kaziranga University’s assured success as one of the best institutes of learning in India and the North East.

Hon’ble Minister Shri Sarbananda Sonowal delivered the Convocation Address with his words of inspiration, focusing on the power and ability of youth, especially in India, home to the largest population of young people in the world. Shri Sonowal’s words were motivating and passionate, as he roused among those gathered the zeal for hard work and the importance of empowering oneself.  

More than 250 graduating students were presented with their Degrees, and 18 student-toppers were awarded with Gold Medals for ranking first in each of their programmes by the Honorable Chief Minister.

A benchmark of excellence has indeed been created by Kaziranga University on this day. The success of the occasion throws light upon the achievements of the University in providing an industry-based educational interface for students. 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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Lab Training for AIT students

 

Department of civil engineering of School of Engineering and technology conducted lab training program for the students of AIT, Guwahati. The two days program was conducted on 6-7 December for 15, students to enhance their practical know-how in various civil engineering labs.

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School of Engineering and Technology has organized IBM day on 14.12.18 in collaboration with IBM. CSE, ECE and EE courses of Kaziranga University

 

School of Engineering and Technology has organized IBM day on 14.12.18 in collaboration with IBM. CSE, ECE and EE courses of Kaziranga University are developed as per industry requirement in two domain Cloud computing Virtualization and Business Analytic in collaboration with IBM.

The day is being celebrated every year where the students of CSE, ECE and EE showcase their talent through poster presentations, paper presentations and project demonstrations to the industry experts from IBM and Wipro.

Mr. Hari R, Mr. Viqar Uddin Surki from IBM and Ms. Varsha Malappa Mordi from Wipro, Commander Srinivas Rao from Apollo Medskills, Honorable Vice chancellor of Kaziranga University, Deans of all schools have graced the occasion.

The program started with welcome speech of The Dean, SET followed by the inaugural speech by The VC and keynote speech by Mr. Hari R, IBM. Paper presentation of 3rd semester students and poster presentation of 1st semester students started simultaneously in the auditorium and reception arena respectively. In second half, fifth semester students demonstrated their projects.

The program ended with award distribution to the winner followed by the vote of thanks by the Dean, SOB and group photograph.

CSE, ECE and EE students showed their extraordinary talent through different projects, ideas and concept notes aligned to Cloud computing, Virtualization, Business Analytics and IoT, which are part of their course. All the projects are mentored by the faculty members of CSE department. 9 posters were displayed, 10 paper has been presented and 11 projects demonstrated in front IBM experts and faculty members of SET. Expert from industries are highly appreciative about the students’ performance and they have considered few projects for further modification, incubation, refinement to make it and market it.

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Kaziranga University conducts TechBlitz 2018, a 3-day Technological Extravaganza for Higher Secondary Students

 

Organized with the aim of helping young students from across the region understand the needs of the industry today, Kaziranga University conducted the second edition of TechBlitz, the 3-day on-campus Technological Extravaganza for Higher Secondary Students, on the 29th, 30th and 31st of October 2018.

Mainly for the students of Class 12 (Science), the objective of the TechBlitz 2018 was to orient students on the latest developments in the Engineering and Technological world through multiple hands-on experiences, thereby inculcating a spirit of inquisitiveness amongst the students. The workshop witnessed 841 students, accompanied by 68 faculty members, from 23 institutes, hailing from various states of the North East, and provided a valuable opportunity for students to meet and interact with similarly aged but culturally diverse students from the same class and stream. It aimed at empowering them to choose their field of passion as they stand on the brink of choosing their future careers.

The 2018 edition of TechBlitz focused on robotics, internet of things, cloud computing, hydraulic propulsion and artificial intelligence amongst others. Students of Kaziranga University exhibited and presented various projects undertaken by them that included Line Following Robots, a Smart Dustbin, street light monitoring system based on LDR sensors and a Magical Mirror amongst others. Patent applications have been filed by the students for a number of these projects. It is noteworthy that all projects presented over the course of the workshop had multiple commercial applications, as well as were socially beneficial. These projects were also created with minimal resources and sought to seek a way to reduce the costs involved in building similar robots.

All projects were mentored and led by the faculty members of the School of Engineering and Technology (SET), which includes illustrious names like Dr. P. G. Ramesh, former Deputy Director of the Indian Naval Command Headquarters, the Dean of SET, Dr. Ashwini Kumar Sharma, Dr. Sajal Saha, Prof. Priyakshi Bharali among other distinguished names.

The participating students were provided the opportunity to physically and practically operate live robots, and the other projects, enabling them to understand the various nuances involved in such technologies. In the opening ceremony, the Vice – Chancellor of Kaziranga University, Dr. P.K Mishra, emphasised on the need to keep ourselves updated with the recent trends in technology and on the need to acquire practical education in this regard. Other speakers included the Dean of Admissions at Kaziranga University, who provided an insight into what the future will be like and the nature of education that students require to stay abreast with the times.

The workshop also had the honour of hosting Mr. Hari R., the GMU Lead, STG Tech University Business Development & Ecosystem at IBM India Private Limited. Mr. Hari spoke about the collaboration between IBM and Kaziranga University in delivering the Bachelors of Technology programmes. He focused on the relevancy of maintaining a contemporary syllabus that is industry relevant.

This event is a clear reflection of Kaziranga University’s commitment to developing quality individuals from the North-East, who will be equipped with the knowledge and skills required for the growth of the nation. All participants highly appreciated the efforts taken to make TechBlitz 2018 an extremely engaging and interesting workshop, and this completely student-driven event undertaken by the students of Kaziranga University successfully created an interface between industry and classroom learning. Shaping young minds has always been a priority for the University, and with events like TechBlitz, the University will continue working towards that goal.

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