Kaziranga University was honoured to host a high-level delegation from Japan on the 29th of March 2017

Kaziranga University was honoured to host a high-level delegation from Japan on the 29th of March 2017

Kaziranga University was honoured to host a high-level delegation from Japan who visited the University campus on the 29th of March 2017. This delegation consisted of members from the India Foundation, an independent research centre focused on understanding contemporary India and the issues, challenges and opportunities of the Indian polity. The visiting delegates will be participating in a workshop on India-Japan Cooperation, concentrating on the economic development of the North-East region.

During the visit, the delegates were overwhelmed with the excellent academic facilities of Kaziranga University and complimented the Khetan family for creating such a marvel in the North-East. The Honourable Pro-Chancellor of Kaziranga University, Shri Basant Khetan ji had an interactive discussion with the eminent Hideki Asari, Minister (Political Affairs), Embassy of Japan in India, for exploring the possibilities of KU´s collaboration with Japanese counterparts.

This delegation included several other distinguished individuals, such as Shakti Sinha (Director, Nehru Memorial Museum and Library), Anand Kumar (MD, NHIDCL), Rajat Kathuria (Director & CE, ICRIER), Hidenobu Fujiwara (Country Officer, JICA, India) and Shinichi Nakabayashi (Director, ADBI) among many others.

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Padma Shri (Dr.) Nirupam Bajpai visited Kaziranga University on 28th March 2017

Padma Shri (Dr.) Nirupam Bajpai visited Kaziranga University on 28th March 2017

On the 28th of March 2017, Kaziranga University was honoured to have welcomed Padma Shri (Dr.) Nirupam Bajpai for an enlightening interactive session with the faculty and students.

Dr. Nirupam Bajpai is an Indian educationist and economist, who has the distinction of being the youngest Padma Shri awardee. He is the Senior Development Advisor, Center for Sustainable Development at Columbia University, and is the Founding Director of the Columbia Global Centers, South Asia. Dr. Bajpai has also had the high honour and privilege of continuously advising three Prime Ministers of India, Honorable Atal Bihari Vajpayee, Honorable Manmohan Singh and currently, Honorable Narendra Modi. He has also advised several cabinet ministers of the NDA and UPA governments, including the Ministers of Health and Family Welfare, Finance, Commerce and Industry, and Information Technology among others.

Dr. Bajpai delivered a talk on the topic ‘Globalization, Higher Education and Entrepreneurship’, highlighting the importance of higher education keeping in mind the present wave of globalization and the subsequent need for sustainable development. The session was much appreciated by the faculty and students of Kaziranga University, whose numerous questions reflected their interest and inquisitive minds.

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Tata Consultancy Services (TCS) Campus Recruitment Drive that was held at Kaziranga University

Tata Consultancy Services (TCS) Campus Recruitment Drive that was held at Kaziranga University

To laud the success of the Tata Consultancy Services (TCS) Campus Recruitment Drive that was held at Kaziranga University earlier this year in February, a celebratory event was organized in the KU Campus on the 24th of March 2017. This event saw the distribution of the TCS offer letters to the 68 deserving candidates, who were selected from amongst 569 students from all over the region, after a grueling selection process. As a part of its Corporate Social Responsibility, which deals in bringing academia-industry interface for the students of the North-East, Kaziranga University had organized the 3rd Campus Recruitment Drive for TCS on the 10th of February 2017. Tata Consultancy Services, an IT services, consulting and business solutions organization, offers a consulting-led, integrated portfolio of IT, BPS, infrastructure, engineering and assurance services.

The ceremony was attended by the Pro-Chancellor of Kaziranga University, Shri BasantKhetan, the President of the North Eastern Knowledge Foundation (NEKF) Dr. P.K Mishra, and the Vice-Chancellor of Kaziranga University Dr. Sunil Rai, who presented the offer letters to the selected candidates. Faculty and staff members of the University, parents, guardians and students were also present.

The selected candidates were from Kaziranga University, Bahona College, Chandra Kamal Bezboruah Commerce College, Chandra NathBezbaruah College, Dibru College, Golaghat Commerce College, JagannathBarooah College, Jogananda Dev SatradhikarGoswami (JDSG) College, Jorhat Institute of Science and Technology, Kakojan College, Mariani College and Nazira College.

This event was organized by the Career Development and Placement Cell (CDPC) of Kaziranga University, supported by the KU Marketing team. Kaziranga University is leading the effort to give the final-year graduating students of Assam a chance to have first-hand experience of placement drives. The University’s career-counselling programmes, which are also a part of its social responsibility, lays special emphasis on empowering students by imparting industry-ready skills, which enables them to get good placements in and off campus drives.

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International Women’s Day Celebrations (8th March, 2017) Organised by KUSSS in Collaboration with Women’s Cell - ‘Bihanga’.

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On 8th March, 2017 (Wednesday), School of Social Sciences in Collaboration with Women’s Cell – ‘Bihanga’, The Assam Kaziranga University celebrated International Women’s Day. The primary events of the day included a Debate Competition, a Panel Discussion and a Cultural Programme. The occasion was graced by the presence of Mr. Subhasish Sharma (Associate Professor, Dept. of Political Science, J.B. College, Jorhat), Dr. Surajit Sharma (H.O.D., Dept. of English, J.B. College, Jorhat) and Ms. Saba Anish (Assistant Professor, Dept. of English, J.B. College, Jorhat) who were invited as Judges for the Debate Competition and as panel members for the panel discussion as well. Prof. Prana Hari Talukdar (Mentor Professor, School of Social Sciences and School of Computing Sciences, Kaziranga University) attended the event as Speaker for the Debate competition and moderator for the Panel Discussion. Mr. Ramesh Agarwal and the Registrar, Kaziranga University, Dr. Debasish Panda also graced the event.

The day long programme held in the University Auditorium began with auspicious lighting of the lamp by the present dignatories along with Professor B.N. Borthakur, Dean School of Social Sciences, Kaziranga University. Prof. Borthakur in his welcome address highlighted the increasing incidences of violance against women throughout the globe in the last 4-5 decades. The gender biased violance reflects the ideology of patriarchy. In view of this Prof. Borthakur stated that there would be no better topic to debate other than the one articulated by the organisers i.e. “Male hegemony, even in the 21st century, is mainly responsible for the violance against women”. This was followed by felicitation of the invited guests. After the felicitation, the debate competition commenced in which a total of 30 participants took part. The participants came from 14 different academic institutions from Jorhat, Golaghat and Sibasagar Districts. 15 participants argued for and the other 15 argued against the motion. The Debate Competiton was followed by the panel discussion. The panelists highlighted on the issue of violence against women in our society along with the theoretical perspectives useful to understand and explain them.

After lunch the programme continued, beginning with the Prize Distribution Ceremony. Ms. Saba Anish announced the names of the winners of the Debate Competition. Mr. Abhishek Kabra form J.B. College won the first prize. Yajurved Rajkhowa Baruah from D.R. College and Lopamudra Bhradwaj of Jorhat College secured the second and third prize respectively. The judges Dr. Surajit Sharma, Mr. Subhasish Sharma and Ms. Saba Anish gave away the first, second and third prize respectively.

The prize distribution ceremony was followed by the cultural programme. The programme was organised by the students of Kaziranga University. The programme included two skit performances; one by the KU students and the other by the children from Hopeline, an NGO that works for rescuing the children in distress. Other programmes included singing and dance performences along with the screening of a vedio prepared by the students highlighting the achievements of various women around the world who made a difference.

The programme ended with the vote of thanks which was offered by Ms. Ahbilasha Saikia, Student of Bachalor of Social Work, Kaziranga University.

 

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Kaziranga University and the Assam Science Society jointly celebrate National Science Day 2017.

On the 28th of February 2017, ‘National Science Day’ was jointly celebrated by The Assam Kaziranga University and the Assam Science Society, Jorhat Branch, at the Kaziranga University campus. The event commenced with flag hoisting, which was followed by a tree plantation ceremony by the honourable guests.

The event saw more than 200 participants, around 160 of which were 10th standard students. The inaugural session was graced by the Honourable Chief Guest, Dr. A.K Borooah, Director, Tea Research Association, Tocklai, who enlightened the gathering with his words. Another popular talk on Science was delivered by Professor Dr. Pran Hari Talukdar, Dean of the School of Engineering and Technology and the School of Computing Science, Kaziranga University.

To spread social and scientific awareness among the participants and guests, a skit was also performed by children of the NGO Prerona, Jorhat, which was followed by the display of an exciting video on the path-breaking discoveries of Science.

A Science Exhibition was also held, along with various competitions such as Quiz, SciToon, Extempore and Science Talk. The day-long event concluded with the valedictory session and the vote of thanks.

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Kaziranga University celebrates 3rd winter fest - Talent Tantra 2017

The 8th of January saw the conclusion of one of the most-awaited celebrations in the region -Kaziranga University’s annual winter fest, ‘Talent Tantra 2017’. Not only did it showcase the skills and talents of the youth of the North-East through various competitions and events, the fest also featured an incredible artist line-up of Mo & the Shooting Stars, Parikrama, Angaraag ‘Papon’ Mahanta and Vishal-Shekhar, on the 5th, 6th, 7th and 8th of January respectively.

The artists, who graced the occasion with their presence, definitely added much grandeur and pomp to the celebrations. Papon, addressing the crowd, expressed his heartfelt gratitude and applauded the Pro-Chancellor of Kaziranga University, Shri BasantKhetan, for being a true ‘son of the soil’, giving so much back to the region, especially in the form of one of the best career universities in the North East.

Talent Tantra 2017 included a plethora of diverse events and shows, which involved many distinguished faces from around the country. Dr. UddhabBharali, the renowned Assamese innovator was one of the guest speakers at the event, as was IndrajeetBhuyan, the youngest cyber security expert from the North-East.

Remarkable events also include an astounding military dog show by the Assam Rifles Dog Training Centre conducted by Colonel Samuel, and an interesting Arms exhibition by the Para Special Forces of the Indian Army, a unit tasked with missions such as special operations, direct action, hostage rescue and counter-terrorism.  The students of KU were also privileged to hear from Colonel Ashok Bhuyan himself about a career in the armed forces. Kaziranga University is thankful to Major General Rajiv Mishra for his unending support in making this collaboration with the Indian Army possible.

Rangmanch, the skit competition was mentored by noted members of the Assamese Film Fraternity including ManjulaBaruah, Hemanta Das, PreranaBarbarooah and Sanjeev Borgohain. This event was opened by a group of young, differently-abled children, representing the NGO ‘Prerna’ from Jorhat, whose play was based on the theme of patriotism. Another major event was Winter Runway, the fashion show, which saw noted guest judges such as model Jantee Hazarika, Mr. India 2015 finalist Saagar Gera, designers Payal Chadha and J&Sasha, and fashion consultant Anu Merton Jha.

Organized by the student body, under the able guidance of the young and dynamic Director of Kaziranga University, Ms. Rainy Khetan, Talent Tantra 2017 was a grand success which set a benchmark for more to come. Ms. Khetan not only thanked the students who put their heart and soul into organizing the event, but also commended the all the participants, guests, media, sponsors as well as the entire KU family for their enthusiasm and support.

With an aim of empowering students and encouraging them to take initiative, Talent Tantra 2017 has helped hone their skills and enabled them for brighter futures.

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Shri M D Khetan has been conferred Honorary Doctorate by the Desh Bhagat University, Punjab

The Chancellor of Kaziranga University Shri M D Khetan has been conferred Honorary Doctorate by the Desh Bhagat University during their Convocation ceremony held on 16th September 2016 in the Desh Bhagat University Campus in Mandi Gobindgarh, District Fatehgarh Sahib, Punjab. The Desh Bhagat University derives its spirit of foundation from freedom fighter Sr. Lal Singh Ji and is established with the mission of perusing excellence in higher education by providing the students a distinct and unique combination of academic, professional and personal development. It has the vision to immerge as the country’s leading value based educational and professional centre, practicing innovation, patronizing research and shaping global entrepreneur and leaders. 

Shri Khetan has been awarded the degree of Doctor of Philosophy (Honoris Causa) for his outstanding contribution in the field of Social Service in the Faculty of Life Sciences. Shri M D Khetan is an entrepreneur, Businessman, a social worker who believes in the spirit “Determination is stronger than Destiny”.  Shri M D Khetan is also the Chairman of the North Eastern Knowledge Foundation, the promoting trust of Kaziranga University. He has dedicatedly worked towards the betterment of the society and has and contributed immensely for the development of the region. His vision is to provide quality education to meet the demands of the 21st century and to develop the youth to responsible citizens. Dr. M. D Khetan has been bestowed with many awards and accolades by the Government of Assam and leading Institution and organization for his entrepreneurial contributions towards the development of the society.

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Participation of KU in International Applied Reliability Symposium, 2016

The International Applied Reliability Symposium (ARS) is a reputed event conducted by Reliasoft Corporation, USA. The focus of the symposium is on Reliability Engineering, which is a multi-disciplinary engineering domain. The engineers from core branches like Mechanical, Electrical, Electronics, Computer, and Civil engineering can make use of the reliability theories and concepts in their respective areas to design and manufacture the products or systems more reliable. The symposium provides a forum for expert presenters from industry and government to come together with reliability practitioners from all over the world to discuss the application of reliability engineering principles to meet real world challenges. This reliability and maintainability engineering conference is held in multiple locations around the world, including North America, South America, Asia Pacific, Europe, India, and Middle East. This event was conducted in Bangaluru, India during August 10 th – 12 th , 2016. Professor (Dr.) M K Loganathan, Associate Professor, Mechanical Engineering department has represented KU by presenting a paper on ‘Reliability assessment of large and complex systems using GTA’. It is a high honour to KU that, KU was the only the university selected for presentation among several leading industries like Mahindra and Mahindra, ISRO, DRDO, Honeywell, HCL Technologies, Ingersoll-Rand, Schneider Electric, Chennai Metro Rail Corporation, and many others.

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