In keeping with its vision and mission, The Assam Kaziranga University has placed Student Career Development as its top priority. Students are facilitated through a well-coordinated ecosystem in the University to pursue and develop their inclination for jobs, higher studies and entrepreneurship. Accordingly, the curriculum for various programmes have been developed in association with select Industry partners such as IBM, Siemens, Bosch Rexroth, Timespro, IMI, Kolkata and Safeducate. The curriculum is reviewed by Boards of Studies consisting of experts drawn from the Industry in addition to elite educational institutions. The curriculum typically includes several key courses that are directly relevant to emerging industrial and business applications, soft skills and business communication with a view to enhance employability. Syllabi of several courses include units on ‘employability skill development’ which have structured provisions for imparting industry-oriented skills. Further, specialist agencies such as T.I.M.E, Guwahati have been engaged to conduct training in the development of Aptitude Skills, which are essential in the placement selection process.
Students and faculties are also encouraged to undergo certification programmes in a wide range of skills in areas such as, design/drawing, automation, robotics, cloud computing, land survey, Banking & Finance, Hospital Administration from industries such as, Autodesk, Bosch Rexroth, Siemens, IBM, AWS, Timespro, Narayana and Apollo Medskill which will provide skills that are directly applicable in the industry. The University has associated with Training Divisions of Industrial Houses/Associations with a view to provide guided internship and training programmes. Students pursue internships often at industry locations, thereby obtaining first hand exposure to the industrial ecosystem and also developing industry skills.
Through these initiatives, it has been observed that students have been able to imbibe industry skills and confidence in subject matter that have significantly contributed towards job placements. Over the years, the University has been successful in providing placement to over 90% of the students. Over 100 companies, including many of the top companies pan India as well as globally conduct campus placement drives each year. Some of the top companies which have recruited students of the University in the recent past are, M/s. Amazon (CTC Rs. 6 Lpa), M/s. Extra Marks Education (CTC Rs. 12 Lpa), M/s. LIDO Learning (CTC Rs. 10 Lpa), M/s. CapGemini (CTC Rs. 3.8 Lpa), M/s. Bureau Veritas (CTC Rs. 3 Lpa), M/s. Tech Mahindra Ltd (CTC Rs. 3.4 Lpa), M/s. Hawkings Ltd (CTC Rs. 10 Lpa), M/s. Hindustan Unilever Ltd (CTC Rs. 4.8 Lpa), Asian Heart Institute (CTC Rs 4 Lpa) and Tata Trust (CTC Rs 3.6 Lpa).
The Assam Kaziranga University has entered into formal collaboration with several foreign Universities and through these collaborations, the University actively promotes opportunities for semester abroad programmes, summer courses, immersion programmes, internships at Universities abroad leading to placements. The University is proud of its alumni placed at several major industries abroad till date. To cite an example, the University has entered into a MoU with Nagasaki Wesleyan University and M/s Silver Peak Global, a training and HR company placed out of Japan. Under this MoU, students who are desirous of pursuing higher education and career in Japan are trained in Japanese Language and Culture and are placed in Japan. One student has been placed so far and five others are pursuing their training programme in the current year and will be ready for placement in Japan. A MoU which has been entered into with IIT, Guwahati recently also has immense potential for preparing students from a career point of view.
Students of the University aspiring for higher education both in India as well as abroad are provided with continuous mentoring to achieve necessary credentials, coaching for entrance tests and opportunities both within and outside the University for taking up value added post graduate programmes. Several students are admitted to higher educational programmes at elite educational institutions and Universities every year such as IIT- Guwahati, IIT- Kharagpur, NIT Silchar, NIT Agartala, NIT Rourkela, Tezpur University, CSIR NEIST, Jorhat, NERIST, Jadavpur University, Gauhati University, Dibrugarh University, Pondicherry University, NIT Warangal, Arizona State University, University of Manchester, University of Iowa, National University of S Korea, Chang Gung University, Politecnico de Milano, Asian Institute of Technology, Bangkok, University of Dublin, International University of Applied Sciences, Germany, Cardiff University, Chandigarh University and University of Delhi.
The University exerts great thrust on students pursuing ‘Entrepreneurship’ as a career option by inculcating necessary competence in them and nurturing the requisite ecosystem in the University for the same. In order to support such an ecosystem, the university has entered into Memoranda of Understanding with Assam Start-up, Entrepreneurship Development Institute of India (EDII), Innovative Change Collaborative India, Indian Institute of Entrepreneurship (IIE), Guwahati and India Accelerator. Further, “Innovation and Entrepreneurship” is being formally introduced to students as part of the academic curriculum in various UG and PG programmes of the University. The University also conducts several awareness programmes both for its own students as well as for faculty members and students of institutions in the region. It has been observed that these initiatives have been able to boost awareness about innovation and entrepreneurship among both students and faculty. Sustained mentorship and administrative support in the form of start-up incubation is provided to students who are desirous of realizing their entrepreneurial ideas.
The university has been adjudged among the top institutes in the North East for best innovation practices. During the period from 2019-22, various hackathons have been conducted including one Inter University Hackathon (Regional) in collaboration with IBM in which students of KU have obtained the first prize. Students have also participated in IBM Gurukul event at Bangalore in which they received the first prize in Idea Generation competition (Team event). Two startups, namely, Rovers Travels and Super Eko Services, have been incubated and launched in the market. Super Eko Services has been since registered as a Private Ltd Company and also accorded the status of MSME.