Assam: Kaziranga University Highlights Outstanding Academic Collaborations and Placement Records

The meet focused on the University’s exceptional placement performance, and also highlighted its prestigious collaborative accomplishments.


Guwahati 

Assam’s Kaziranga University is well-deservedly once again in the spotlight for its unparalleled achievements in the 2019 academic year. In a Press Meet conducted on June 20th 2019 in Guwahati, the University highlighted its stellar placement records over the years and also threw light on some of its most prestigious academic collaborations and partnerships, unprecedented in the North East.

Conducted in the presence of several esteemed guests and dignitaries at the Gateway Grandeur Hotel, Guwahati, the Press Meet was attended by Mr Basant Khetan, Pro-Chancellor, Kaziranga University, Dr. P.K Mishra, Vice-Chancellor, Kaziranga University, Dr. Pulijala Srinivasa Rao, CEO – Apollo MedSkills, Mr. Sanjiv Mehta Advisor and Head IBM India ICE division ,Mr. Parikshit Markanday – Business Head – TIMESPRO, Mr. Vinay N – Director (India), Silverpeak Global Pvt. Ltd. among several other distinguished guests.

Dignitaries from Kaziranga University included Dean of the newly-established School of Health Sciences Prof. Dr. Ashok Kayal, Former Professor and Head, Department of Neurology, Gauhati Medical College; Prof. Puranjoy Das, Dean of the Career Department & Placement Cell (CDPC) and Mr. Bobby Roy, Dean of Admissions and Marketing at KU.

The meet focused on the University’s exceptional placement performance, and also highlighted its prestigious collaborative accomplishments. In line with its endeavour to establish profitable and working tie-ups with renowned business and corporate houses, academic & research institutes and professional industry partners, Kaziranga University has over the years, established several national and international collaborations to conduct one-of-a-kind courses and programmes for the students of the North East. This is with a view to guide, motivate and expose the students to hands-on learning approaches that are directly provided from experts in various fields, giving the students a chance to boost their research awareness, technical knowledge and skills.

Some of these highly coveted and prestigious partnerships include those with IBM, Timespro, Safeducate, Assumption University (Thailand), TAL Brabo under TAL Manufacturing Solutions, BOSCH, National Institute of Construction Management and Research (NICMAR), SKF, Entrepreneurship Development Institute of India (EDII), Numaligarh Refinery Pvt. Ltd (NRL), IL & FS Skill Development Corporation and ICICI Direct – in association with which KU offers several popular MBA and B.Tech courses and programmes.

More recently, Kaziranga University has also started its sixth academic school, the ‘School of Health Sciences’ in association with Apollo MedSkills, offering courses in Physiotherapy, Optometry, Dialysis, Operation Theatre Technology, Medical Laboratory Technology, Advanced Imaging Technology and Trauma, Emergency & Disaster Management.

In terms of recent collaborations for MBA programmes, KU also has the distinction of offering a unique MBA in Event Management programme, conducted in collaboration with DNA Networks and Team I, the renowned Bangalore-based Event Management institute. Not to be left behind with international collaborations, Kaziranga University has also collaborated with Nagasaki Wesleyan University and Silver Peak, Japan as a special initiative for exploring the opportunities of KU students in Japan, which has been attracting a large number of students from South and South East Asian countries.

Promoting entrepreneurship with an aim of facilitating a culture of incubation and start-ups, KU has also recently partnered with Assam Startup – The Nest (a Govt. of Assam initiative) as its first academic partner to facilitate district level entrepreneurship through entrepreneurship development centers and incubation cells within the University.

Another esteemed partner collaboration promoting entrepreneurship in the region is with the Indian Institute of Entrepreneurship (IIE) to collaborate in training, research, incubation and knowledge sharing in the areas of Entrepreneurship Education and Development.

In terms of International and national placements of students as well, Kaziranga University’s performance has been remarkable. Like previous years, Kaziranga University has brought several renowned corporate houses and companies into the region and has encouraged them to establish facilities to cater to the needs of students, not only of Kaziranga University but all over the North-East.

As of 2019, Kaziranga University has had a total of 88 companies that have visited the University.  More than 450 job offers have been made to students, out of which 78 have been for those who are students of other institutions and colleges, spread over 20 campuses, such as Tezpur University, Dibrugarh University, Assam Rajiv Gandhi University of Cooperative Management (Sivasagar), Assam Women’s University, POWEIT and JIST to name a few. These companies include Genpact, Tata Consultancy Services (TCS), JustDial, Bandhan Bank, WIPRO, Decathlon, Tata AIG and Bureau Veritas India among several others.

Such outstanding placement records are not new to Kaziranga University. Over the last six years, the University’s Placement unit – the Career Development and Placement Cell (CDPC), has placed more than 750 students across the University’s School of Engineering & Technology (SET), the School of Business (SOB), School of Social Sciences (SSS) and the School of Computing Sciences (SCS), in renowned corporate houses, companies and firms all over India. Some of these reputed organizations worth mentioning are Byju’s, Federal Bank, WIPRO, Mphasis, OYO Rooms, J.K Tyres, Super Auto Forge, MKC Infra., Basix B-Able, People’s Forum, etc. among many others.

It is indeed a notable achievement that Kaziranga University has obtained 100% placement for MBA, Computer Science, Mechanical Engineering and Electrical Engineering students for this academic year. The highest offer made in 2019 has been for 9 lakhs per annum for MBA as well as B.Tech students. KU has not been behind in terms of international placement as well. 3 MBA students of KU were also placed in highly-coveted positions in Emirates Hospital, Dubai, while a Kaziranga University alumna is working at AUDI in Ingolstadt, Germany.

The University also has had exceptional achievements of students in terms of higher educational opportunities as well. KU students have proceeded for PhD and Post-graduate studies in some of the world’s most reputed universities such as Seoul National University (South Korea), Arizona State University (USA), KTH Royal Institute of Technology (Sweden), National College of Ireland (Dublin), Politecnico di Milano (Italy), Asian Institute of Technology (Thailand), University of New Mexico (USA), University of Delft, (Netherlands) to name a few. Several KU students have also successfully appeared for and cleared national examinations such as NET, SLET, JAM, GATE and many others, with many students being selected as fellows for the DST Inspire Fellowship programme, Teach For India Fellowship programme, Science Academies’ Summer Research Fellowship (SRFP) programme, Plasma Science Society of India (PSSI) Research Fellowship and several others.

Kaziranga University’s stellar placement performance may also be attributed to its unique strategy in establishing a network of placement offices across industrial cities in India such as Delhi, Bangalore and Pune. With these pan-Indian and international placement and collaboration activities, Kaziranga University has definitely fulfilled its mission of being a trusted and effective determinant for career development in the North East, and has positioned itself as an un-challenged leader among private Universities in the region.

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