Kaziranga University Celebrates Womanhood On International Women’s Day 2016 Featured

The School of Social Sciences Kaziranga University organized a day long program on 8th march 2016, for celebration of International Women’s day with great fervour. The program started with the lighting of the lamp by Dr. Mrs Jyoti Rekha Hazarika, a noted literature and Associate Professor. Dept of Assamese J.B College who attended the function as Chief Guest. The inaugural meeting was also attended by Mrs Juri Borgohain who is also a well known literature as guest of honour. These two dignitaries in their addresses appealed to the women community to assert their rights and appreciated the effort of the school of social sciences KU, for organizing such kind of event in the university and they expected that in the coming year such event would be organized among the tribal communities, may be Tiwa or Karbi or Dimasa. Sri M.D.Khetan, Chancellor of the university while addressing the meeting conveys his regard to the women community.

Prof. B.N Borthakur, Dean, School of Social Sciences addressed the gathering and in his speech he stated that women is the liaison between two generations and because of her qualities like endurance, forgiveness, generosity, love, affection and sympathy etc. our nation is symbolized as Mother India. Prof Borthakur remarks that inspite of the constitutional provisions and prevalence of some other mechanisms women are not getting equal treatment in the line of male counterpart in the society. The inaugural session is followed by street play competition among the students of Kaziranga University as well as the students of the neighboring institutions. The team named as Aaluran (Protest) was adjust the best team and the students of HPB Girls’ College named as (Amar Akash), Golaghat, received the special Jury Award. The judges for the competition were Sri Priti Ranjan Boruah and Sri Santu Moni Sarmah. Sri Basant Khetan, Pro- Chancellor, distributed prizes to the winning teams.

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National Science Day observed at Kaziranga University Featured

Kaziranga University celebrated the National Science Day on February 28, 2016 at its campus in order to commemorate the invention of the Raman Effect by the Indian physicist and Nobel Laureate Sir Chandrasekhara Venkata Raman.  Professor Kalyan Sindhu Goswami, Centre Director, Centre of Plasma Physics – Institute for Plasma Research (CPP-IPR), Department of Atomic Energy, graced the occasion as the Guest of Honour. The celebration witnessed the presence of dignitaries like Professor Deepak B Phatak, Padma Shri, Professor Computer Science, IIT Bombay, Dr. Sunil Rai, Vice Chancellor, Kaziranga University, Shri Basant Ketan, Pro-Vice Chancellor, Kaziranga University, and other guest of eminence from the field of science and technology.

The event hosted a package of various competitions like of a poster presentation, science talk, science quiz, etc were students from schools and junior colleges of Jorhat and neighbouring places participated. The Guest of Honour Professor Kalyan Sindhu Goswami delivered the Science Day Lecture. The valedictory speech was delivered by Professor Deepak B Phatak, Padma Shri, Professor Computer Science, IIT Bombay, followed by the prize distribution ceremony where students were awarded for the various competitions held during the day.

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Start Up India and Business Plan Development Workshop at Kaziranga University

The Northeast Centre for Entrepreneurship, Kaziranga University organized the 3 days workshop on “Start-Up India” and Business Plan Development at its campus from March 1 to March 3, 2016 for aspiring entrepreneurs and students of Northeast. The workshop was conducted by CS Deepak Kumar Khaitan, Practising Company Secretary, Past Chairman of ICSI-EIRC, and renowned Entrepreneurship Educator & Mentor.  The event was inaugurated in the gracious presence of Dr. Sunil Rai, Vice Chancellor, Kaziranga University, Ms. Rainy Khetan, Director, Kaziranga University and other dignitaries and faculties of the University. The event saw active participation from the students of the region across all disciplines who want to make a mark as entrepreneurs of tomorrow.

During the workshop, Khaitan primarily focused on adaptability towards market environment and use of resource and plan to build a start up. “Start Ups in northeast should take inspiration from the energy of Rhino”, Khaitan said while addressing the students.

Kaziranga University has a dedicated focus towards entrepreneurship development of north east. The university has taken a number of initiatives from time to time to promote the spirit of entrepreneurship among the youth of this region. 

 
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Social Work by Kaziranga University Students at Sadiya

With a motive to acquaint the students of Master of Social Work (MSW) with the socio-economic problems of the villagers of Sadiya which are far away from the main stream life, the School of Social Sciences, Kaziranga University organized a Rural Camp at Sadiya from 14th Feb to 19th Feb, 2016. The camp was organized as a part of MSW course curriculum in collaboration with North East Affected Area Development Society (NEADS), a Jorhat based NGO, working for the upliftment of rural people in the state of Assam. The camp was organised under the supervision and guidance of Mr. Anil K Bhatia, Associate Dean and Miss. Madhu Monjuri Gohain, Faculty, School of Social Sciences, Kaziranga University.

During the Rural Camp orientation programme, Miss Jolly Saikia, Associate Project Director, NEADS, gave a brief overview of the various intervention programs undertaken by the organization in past 10 years. She addressed the students and deliberated upon the various activities conducted by NEADS during these years. The students visited the Milanpur Patiya village to gather information rekated to various issues and problems of the villagers using Participatory Rural Appraisal (PRA) tool methods to understand the needs of the community. Students took the initiative to conduct an issue based discussion about the village related problems with the help of feedback provided by the villagers. The major highlights of the discussion were inadequacy of infrastructure and social issues vis-a-vis superstitious beliefs and practices which stand as a stumbling block to the villagers in their way of development.

During the course of 6days, the MSW students actively participated in various participatory workshops to raise awareness among the villagers of Sadiya. The actively conducted various household surveys in various villages in Sadiya for acquiring first-hand account of socio-economic condition in the villages.

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A Talk on Indian Foreign Policy at Kaziranga University by Dr Jamini Bhagawati

Dr Jamini Bhagwati is a man of many accomplishments. He was born to his illustrious father, Bijoy Chandra Bhagwati whoc was Member of Parliament from Tezpur thrice, at a time when politics was synonymous with nation-building. A successful diplomat, a learned economist, avid sportsperson and, last but not the least, a proud Assamese who feels passionately for Assam.Dr Bhagwati retired as India’s High Commissioner (Ambassador) to the United Kingdom based in London 2012 - 2013, and is currently, the RBI (Reserve Bank of India) Chair Professor at the Indian Council for Research on International Economic Relations (ICRIER – prominent Indian think-tank) and Member Advisory Council of Infrastructure Development Finance Corporation (IDFC) - based in Delhi since 2014. He was selected into the IFS (Indian Foreign Service) in 1976, and served in our embassies in Spain, Cuba, Belgium and UK. Towards the close of his diplomatic career Dr Bhagwati was Ambassador to 4 countries: the European Union, Belgium, Luxembourg and the United Kingdom.

On his maiden visit to Kaziranga University on 25 February 2016 to address the students here, he spoke extensively about the Foreign Policy of India and how it has been directed since Independence. He threw light on the impact of Foreign Policy on Indian Economy. He pointed out the different factors which affected our economy. He also said that Indian Foreign Policy and Economy are all inter related. To understand foreign policy, one has to know about economy.

Students of Kaziranga University were highly pleased and motivated by his talk. He demonstrated some real life examples of his life to overcome challenges and barriers of life which might help the students to gain professional success in their life.

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IIT Bombay joins hand with Kaziranga University as Knowledge Partners

With a motive to enhance relations and knowledge venture, Indian Institute of Technology Bombay (IITB) has recently joined hands with Kaziranga University as Knowledge partners to provide free software training to the faculties and students of all the Schools and Departments of Kaziranga University. It will be conducted by Spoken Tutorial cell of IITB. It will be an audio-video interface to enhance the learning process. As a result, this skill development training process will boost the Academic performance of the students.

As a knowledge partner, IITB’s Spoken Tutorial Cell will provide support in implementing the training program smoothly so that IT/Software training is well organized among all the schools or departments of Kaziranga University.

This innovative technique is for self learning as it requires no expert and can be learnt in distance mode. It will fall under National Mission on Education through ICT (NMEICT/ Sakshat), MHRD, Government of India which is a government funded project, therefore the training, guidance and certificates will be provided free of cost.

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Kaziranga University Wins Outstanding Assamese Entrepreneur Award At Rongali 2016

The finale of the much admired event Rongali - Destination, Culture, and Harmony offered rich variety of events for the people of Assam. The highlight of the day saw, the Son-in-law of Assam, Ustad Amjad Ali Khan performed with his accomplished sons Amaan and Ayaan. Speaking at the occasion Khan said “I am an Alumni of Kaziranga University”. He further added that it is the First Honorary Doctorate he has received in his land of in-laws. Present at the occasion, daughter of Assam, wife of Ustad Amjad Ali Khan, Smti. Subhalakshmi Barua Khan said “It's an honour to be here. I am happy that kaziranga University paved the way for us to be associated with such platforms like Rongali”.

This day also marked the award ceremony of some of the Best Entrepreneurs of Northeast India. Shri. Murli Dhar Khetan, Chancellor and Founder Kaziranga University was awarded as one of the Best Entrepreneurs of this region. The award was was presented by Smti. Bismita Gogoi, Minister of Cultural Affairs, Government of Assam to Shri Basant Khetan, Pro Chancellor and Dr. Sunil Rai, Vice Chancellor of Kaziranga University who received the award on behalf of the Chancellor of the university.

During the awards ceremony, Shri Shyam Kanu Mahanta, the organiser of the event spoke about the errand journey of Kaziranga University in achieving excellence as a career University of Northeast India. He said “People usually think of building an institute in guwahati, since it is the capital and commerce hub of Assam, but Shri Murli Dhar Khetan is the one and only person who took the courage to build an university in Jorhat away from Guwahati”. “In a short journey of 4 years, we have earned the prestige of conferring 2 Honorary Doctorates to Ustad Amjad Ali Khan, Padma Vibhushan, Renowned Sarod Maestro and to Shri. A. S. Kiran Kumar, Padma Shri, Chairman ISRO”, said Dr. Sunil Rai, Vice Chancellor, Kaziranga University. He further added that Kaziranga University is working towards creating a Centre of Excellence for Studies of Assamese Culture, Music and Arts under the guidance of Smti. Subhalakshmi Baruah Khan.

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