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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Microsoft’s Saksham (Faculty Empowerment Program) was organized by the Department of Computer Science and Engineering

Microsoft’s Saksham (Faculty Empowerment Program) was organized by the Department of Computer Science and Engineering, Kaziranga University, on the 26th and 27th of May, 2017.

Saksham is a Microsoft initiative to give impetus to the National Mission of Education through ICT (NMEICT) of MHRD with the common objective of building connectivity and knowledge network among and within institutions of higher learning in the country.

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Kaziranga University announce the inauguration of its newest regional office at Lakhimpur

 

Kaziranga University is pleased to announce the inauguration of its newest regional office at Lakhimpur. The inauguration, held on the 28th of May 2017, was graced by the presence of Chief Guest, Dr. Uddhab Bharali, noted innovator and entrepreneur. Principals and distinguished guests of renowned educational institutes of the region also attended the event. This inauguration marks the establishment of Kaziranga University’s fifth regional office. The University has official centres at Jorhat, Guwahati, Dimapur and Dibrugarh, along with Corporate and Placement offices in Delhi, Pune, Kolkata and Singapore.

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Dr. Monowar H Bhuyan, Associate Professor, Department of Computer Science and Engineering has been awarded fellowship by IICB| ISOC Kolkata Chapter

Dr. Monowar H Bhuyan, Associate Professor, Department of Computer Science and Engineering has been awarded fellowship by IICB| ISOC Kolkata Chapter and approved by Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology (MeitY), Government of India to participate into IETF 98, March 26-31, 2017 held at Chicago, Illinois, USA for continuous contribution to the Internet Society. He represent the Assam Kaziranga University in the International platform, where 1632 participants registered to the meeting from more than 50 countries. They are mostly from academia, scientists and industry experts and exchanged knowledge towards excellent Internet in more than 130 active research working groups.

The Internet Engineering Task Force (IETF) is a large open international community of network designers, operators, vendors, and researchers concerned with the evolution of the Internet architecture and the smooth operation of the Internet. It is open to any interested individual. The mission of the IETF is to produce high quality, relevant technical and engineering documents that influence the way peopledesign, use, and manage the Internet in such a way as to make the Internet work better. These documents include protocol standards,best current practices, and informational documents of various kinds.The actual technical work of the IETF is done in its working groups based on topics of several areas such as routing, transport, security, etc.

The IETF working groups are grouped into areas, and managed by Area Directors. The Area Directors are members of the Internet Engineering Steering Group (IESG). Internet Architecture Board, (IAB) provides architectural oversight. The IAB also adjudicates appeals when someone complains that the IESG has failed. The IAB and IESG are chartered by the Internet Society (ISOC) for these purposes. The General Area Director also serves as the chair of the IESG and of the IETF, and is an ex-officio member of the IAB.

The Internet Assigned Numbers Authority (IANA) is the central coordinator for the assignment of unique parameter values for Internet protocols. The IANA is chartered by the Internet Society (ISOC) to act as the clearinghouse to assign and coordinate the use of numerous Internet protocol parameters.In practice, the Internet standard process is more complicated, due to (i) the difficulty of creating specifications of high technical quality; (ii) the need to consider the interests of all of the affected parties; (iii) the importance of establishing widespread community consensus; and (iv) the difficulty of evaluating the utility of a particular specification for the Internet community.

The goals of the Internet standards process are:

  • technical excellence;
  • prior implementation and testing;
  • clear, concise, and easily understood documentation;
  • openness and fairness; and
  • timeliness.

Dr. Bhuyan has made collaborations with Professor J William Atwood, Distinguished Professor Emeritus Department of Computer Science and Software Engineering, Concordia University, Canada and Professor Jay Misra, Department of Computer Science, New Mexico State University, USA. Dr. Bhuyan noted that this is a great value addition to the University in enhancing research and development. He is involved in the security automation and continuous monitoringgroup towards contribution to this areas. Finally, he felt that contributing to IETF is a great achievement.

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Shri Yaduvendra Mathur, Additional Secretary in NITIAayog, Government of India, visited Kaziranga University

Shri Yaduvendra Mathur, Additional Secretary in NITI Aayog, Government of India, visited Kaziranga University

Shri Yaduvendra Mathur, Additional Secretary in NITI Aayog, Government of India, visited Kaziranga University on the 31st of March 2017.

A First Class Graduate in Economics and an MBA in Finance, Mr.Yaduvendra Mathur is also the Chairman and Managing Director, Export-Import Bank of India (Exim Bank) and an Indian Administrative Service Officer of the 1986 batch. He has worked in various positions including Principal Secretary Finance, Government of Rajasthan, Assistant to the Executive Director (representing India, Norway, Denmark, Sweden, Finland and Switzerland) of the African Development Bank in Cote d'Ivoire and Tunisia and several other distinguished positions.

He was appointed as the Additional Secretary in NITI Aayog in 2016. NITI Aayog or the National Institution for Transforming India is a Government of India policy think-tank established by the NarendraModi government, with an aim to foster involvement and participation in the economic policy-making process by the State Governments of India. Mr.YaduvendraMathur inspired the staff and students of Kaziranga University with his motivating words. Talking about the need for the youth of the country to take action, he encouraged the students to follow their passions and contribute to society. The talk ended with an interactive session, where Mr.Mathur answered and discussed several interesting questions with the audience.

Kaziranga University was honoured to hostMr.YaduvendraMathur and is grateful to him for taking time out to visit the Campus and interact with the staff and students.

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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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