The university has endowed its faculty and students with modern technologies, facilities and resources so as to enhance their competency and quality of teaching so they are able to contribute constantly towards learning & research, says Professor (Dr) V K Agarwal, President Jagan Nath University, Jaipur, in an interview with elets News Network (ENN).
In order to meet the global standards in higher education, what steps have been taken by the Jagan Nath University?
India’s higher education system is the third largest in the world, next to the United States and China. We, at Jagan Nath University, spontaneously strive to become a benchmark at global level rather than trying to meet the global standards. The strategy followed at the university not only aimed at producing educated individuals but also to make them employable. To pursue the global standards, we look forward to incorporate foreign associations in the form of student and faculty exchange programmes. To ensure global teaching standards, the faculty is encouraged to participate in international and national conferences, seminars, workshops and faculty development programmes. Further, we ensure a regular updation of curriculum meeting to the latest industry trends.
Industry exposure is mandatory to develop a curriculum as per the industry trends? How various programmes at the university are bridging the industry-academia gap?
Jagan Nath University offers diverse academic programmes in various technical and professional fields, such as, engineering, management, agriculture, law and architecture. With practical aspect of education at the centre, our students are exposed to the indoor and outdoor activities which help them to develop holistically. We organise short-term and long term training and workshops for the students to provide them first-hand industry experience. The curricula are regularly revised on the basis of feedback from the industry and corporate-interface. Rigorous education, industrial visit, internship, training, skill development, etc are the inbuilt part of the syllabi. In line with the industrial exposure, our social initiatives for the communities encourage our students to contribute their technical skills to the welfare of the mankind.
To ensure global teaching standards, the faculty is encouraged to participate in international and national conferences, seminars, workshops and faculty development programmes. Further we ensure a regular updation of curriculum meeting to the latest industry trends.
Research is an integral part of an institution. Which are the ongoing research projects at the Jagan Nath University? How the corporates are involved in these projects? Please name a few of them.
Research is a vital part of learning at Jagan Nath University. The research projects are mandatory for both under-graduate and postgraduate students. The students take up these projects linking with different corporate entities which provide necessary inputs. The university promotes inter-disciplinary research and also runs the research programmes leading to the award of PhD degree. The University promotes inter-disciplinary research. Faculty members have contributed significantly towards advancement of knowledge by publishing more than 350 research papers in international journals of repute.
Placement nowadays is an important yard stick to rank an institution. How are the placement opportunities at Jagan Nath University? Are there any training programmes run by the university to boost the placements?
Apart from providing quality education to our students, we consider placements as our prime responsibility towards them. Jagan Nath University is associated with a number of renowned companies including HLS Asia Pvt Ltd, Capegemini, L&T Constructions, Amazon, Metro Tyres, Alibaba.com, S&P Global, Jaro Education, Vivo Mobiles, Oppo Mobiles, etc. The university has been performing high at its placement standards by offering 100 per cent placements to its students with a success rate of over 50 per cent. Many of our students get indulged into preparation for competitive exams including Indian Engineering Services, Indian Administrative Services as well as for GATE, TOEFL, and IELTS to pursue their higher studies from foreign universities. To boost the employability of our students, we organise various corporate training programmes, personality development programmes, guest lectures, and interaction with the experts at the campus.