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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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National Seminar on Tribes in Transition in India Organized by Kaziranga University

 

A National Seminar on the theme ‘Tribes in Transition in India: Highlighting India’s North East’, was organized by the School of Social Sciences of the Assam Kaziranga University on 12th-13th October 2018. The event was held in association with, and sponsored by the Anthropological Survey of India, Government of India.

The inaugural session of the Seminar was held on 12th October 2018, in which the Inaugural Address was delivered by Professor of Eminence, Tezpur University, Prof. Virginius Xaxa. Other distinguished guests and dignitaries present were Prof. Sekh Rahim Mondal, Prof. of Anthropology and Sociology, North Bengal University, Prof. Jyoti Prasad Saikia, Prof. and Head of Sociology, Dibrugarh University, Prof. B.N Borthakur, Dean School of Social Sciences, Kaziranga University, and Maj. General Sukesh Rakshit, Dean of Outreach and Projects, Kaziranga Universities. The Inaugural programme came to an end with a colourful cultural programme put forward by the students of Kaziranga University.

The two-day programme had three Technical Sessions, in which more than 15 papers were presented by students, research scholars, academicians and faculty from all over the country. The Keynote Address on the second day was delivered by Prof. Sekh Rahim Mondal, Prof. of Anthropology and Sociology, North Bengal University. The seminar saw a lot of enlightening discussion and presentations on tribes in India, focusing on their identities, transformations, transitions and policies, among many other aspects.

Attended by more than 100 students, delegates and guests, the Seminar was the second of such a pan-Indian event to be organized by the School of Social Sciences, Kaziranga University. The Valedictory session of the seminar saw the presentation of the Rapporteurs for each technical session, in which the papers presented by participants were summarized and highlighted. This was followed by the Valedictory Address by Prof. Jyoti Prasad Saikia of Dibrugarh 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 Social Sciences. The theme of the seminar, focusing on the North East, also emphasizes on the University’s dedicated work towards the upliftment and development of North East as a region, promoting research, discussion and discourses.

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Professional English Communication Skills Workshop Conducted at Kaziranga University

 

The KU School of Engineering & Technology (SET) organized a two-day “Professional English Communication Skills” Workshop on 5th-6th October 2018, in association with Oxford University Press. The inaugural function of the “Professional English Communication Skills” workshop was held in the SOB Seminar Hall in the afternoon of 5th October 2018.

The inaugural function of the workshop was held in the SOB Seminar Hall in the afternoon of 5th October 2018, beginning with the lighting of the lamp by Chief Guest Dorothy Momin – a well-known faculty from the Department of English, from Devi Charan Barua Girls’ College, Jorhat. She was accompanied by distinguished guest, Dr Hory Sankar Mukerjee, Principal - Education & Research, Infosys Limited, Hyderabad; Dr. P.K Mishra, Vice Chancellor, KU; Prof. Tarun Kumar, Registrar, KU and Dr. Ashwini Kumar Sharma, Dean –SET.

It was followed by the highlighting of the aim of the workshop, delivered by Mr. Bishnu Gogoi, Co-ordinator of the programme. He stressed that the initiative would definitely nurture highly required skills with regard to communication for the students. It should be an outstanding chapter for the students in the accumulation and development of Professional English Communication Skills. The workshop aimed to offer to the participants a top quality grade workshop to enrich their ideas about the possible communication and language inputs.

The Chief Guest Dorothy Momin, was felicitated by Mr. Bishnu Gogoi with a traditional Gamusa, KU memento and a special gift. The chief guest thanked KU for inviting her to the programme, and mentioned her she gratefulness at the University’s gesture of calling her as the Chief Guest. She began her brief speech by a reference to a biblical story about the Tower of Babel. She said that when God created and the population multiplied, there was only one language. Eventually, this language became many.

The Chief Guest then talked about how communication in native tongue is very comfortable, but with English it is not as easy to master. But with thorough practice and patience, WE CAN. Communication is a soft-skill and CV is the selling document, and the communication process is the requirement for a good career. About the workshop, she mentioned, that it would help to praise people effectively and criticize constructively.

Mr. Rajib Saha felicitated the Distinguished Speaker Dr. Hory Sankar Mukerjee, Principal - Education & Research, Infosys Limited, Hyderabad and introduced the salient features of his towering profile to the gathering. The Dean SET, Prof (Dr.) Ashwini Kumar Sharma concisely pointed out his pleasure in organizing such an event for the students. He remarked that the workshop aimed to constructively help the students to develop their professional communication skills and show them the path to be industry-ready. Thereafter he declared the workshop open.

The workshop was segregated into 3 groups - 5th & 7th semester students, 3rd semester and 1st semester B.Tech. students. Dr. Hory Sankar Mukerjee stressed the process and values of LSRW – Listening, Speaking, Reading and Writing. This process, when incorporated correctly, would lead to successful placements. The key point that was focused on is the adage “well begun is half-done”. The placement objectives should be set.

Placement is a hiring process followed by companies in the corporate sector. But the candidates should think carefully as to why the companies would hire them. The candidate has to find out at least five reasons behind it, before preparing for placement interviews. In order to get ready, one has to attend GDs/mock-interviews seriously. One has to be ready with the updates on political, economic, social environment and the latest in engineering fields. Also important are aptitudes and logical reasoning. Students should consult teachers about the areas of improvement to plug the gaps. One should be dynamic in communication skills, presentation skills, negotiating skills and writing skills. Dressing should be kept in mind, and should be ready and in order. Sufficient proof ready copies (without any mistakes) of their resumes should be ready along with the testimonials.

Apart from this, the company profile should be googled and the description be well-read and understood. The job-description should be understood. Students should not sit for a job-profile that he/she does not like. And they should prepare the questions they would like to ask the interviewer.

In a GD session of the interview, one should not fight. One should maintain logical and clear flow of thoughts; avoid being pushy or domineering and build reasonable arguments with valid examples. Teamwork and synergy should be emphasized. Dr. Mukherjee enumerated the Dos and Don’ts of GDs. He explained the right body language and emphasised the avoidance of asking negative questions during the interviews. Students should groom oneself to treat interviews like a conversation and not lie or be dishonest. He enumerated the behaviour in the interview reception area, and emphasized the need to reach the venue on or before time. A few interesting activities were also carried on by Dr. Mukherjee to energize the students and to teach them about practical facts of job-life. He also dealt with project-selling aptitude of the students and advised students that it bodes well to remember that the companies hire to get business out of them.

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KU SSS Students Excel at Ekayan 2018, Dibrugarh University

 

MSW Students from the KU School of Social Sciences, accompanied by Assistant Professors Baiarbha Massar and Farhana Yashmin Hazarika were delegates to 'Ekayan 2018', the Social Work Students' Meet organized by Dibrugarh University on the 21st - 23rd of September 2018.

Kaziranga University is proud of Abhilasha Saikia MSW I Sem who won the first Prize in the Debate Competition at the event. In the Project Designing Competition, the KU team, consisting of Abhilasha Saikia, Debesmita Borah and Geetanjali Singh, won third place as well.

Congratulations to the KU delegation!  

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