By OUR STAFF REPORTER
DEHRADUN, 2 Mar: The Graphic Era Deemed to be University has been selected by the Union Ministry of Human Resource Development as one of the 48 nodal centres to organise the final round of Smart India Hackathon – (SIH) 2019.
Inaugurating the event through video speech, Prakash Javadekar, Union Minister, HRD, stated that SIH is a unique Open Innovation Model for identifying new and disruptive technology innovations to solve the challenges being faced by industry and the government. Twenty-six teams from various parts of the country including Tamil Nadu, Kerala, Karnataka, Madhya Pradesh, Maharashtra, Uttar Pradesh, Andhra Pradesh, Punjab, etc., are participating in this event at Graphic Era Deemed to be University with problem statements from GAIL, BEL, Skipper Seil and MSME.
Prof MP Poonia, Vice Chairman, All India Council for Technical Education (AICTE), and Dr Rajendra Dobhal, Director General, Uttarakhand Council for Science & Technology (UCOST), will grace the valedictory programme of Smart India Hackthon 2019.
Graphic Era Deemed to be University is a NAAC ‘A” grade accredited University and the only one in the State of Uttarakhand with NBA accredited programmes in CSE, ECE and Mechanical Engineering. It is in the 100-150 rank band, both, in the Engineering Colleges and University categories by the National Institutional Ranking Framework (NIRF) 2017 and 2018.
Industry-academia partnerships are integral to the teaching methodology and curriculum at Graphic Era Deemed to be University. Fruitful collaborations have been established with many industries for imparting industry relevant skills and training of its students. Collaboration with IBM for joint curriculum development on various industry specialisations, Establishment of a Centre of Excellence in collaboration with Tata Technologies Ltd for “Building the next age Engineering Professionals”; Establishment of a Centre of Excellence in collaboration with Sapient for quality certification of Engineering standards; an MOU with Steinbeis Academy, Germany, to establish an academy in its campus to impart practical skills in the area of renewal energy; an MOU with Emerson Automated Solution, USA and CGG, France to offer access to high end research facilities and opportunity to the students to work on niche technology products in oil and gas sector are a few such partnerships. Graphic Era deemed to be University has also entered into academic collaboration with Infosys, Wipro, Microsoft, Oracle and Adobe.
With robust academic practices and effective engagement with Industry in place, the university has seen impressive placements. Last year, there were more than 1500 offers from top organisations, like Wipro, Infosys, Capgemini, Amazon, HDFC Bank, Deloitte, Moody’s Analytics and Sapient. This year, 968 students were placed in the very first week of placement. Highest record package of Rs 40.68 lakhs per annum has been offered by ADOBE. HSBC has also offered package of Rs 15 lakhs to many students. Students of Management Studies have received international placements at Rs 16 lakhs plus. Many Hotel Management students have also been selected for international placements. Till date, 2053 placements have been offered during the current year.
Today, the University stands tall as a proud alma-mater to over 22,000 alumni proving their mettle across the continents. They have made a mark in global giant corporations like Apple, Microsoft, Google, Adobe, IBM, HSBC, Amazon, Capgemini, Accenture, Samsung etc. Many have been selected in public sector organisations including ISRO, BARC, Indian Railways, ONGC, HPCL, Oil and Defence Services. Many have enrolled for higher academics in institutions of repute in Indian and abroad.
By OUR STAFF REPORTER