Your student life is the best time of your life. It’s a network of friends, connections and bonds, adventure, celebration, gadgets, social networking and many other engagements. However it is not going to be a cakewalk once you complete your graduation or post-graduation as getting employed in a decent organization is a real challenge today.
If you are planning to crack IIM’s, please know that 2.5 Lakhs students appeared for CAT for 3265 seats in the year 2020 .If you are absolutely not worried because you are going to join your family business, we advise you to understand about the challenges and then rethink if you are really ready for it. It is not to depress you or demotivate you, the above said is true but if you are prepared for action ahead, it’s easier for you to handle.
Corporate Jobs, Competitive Examinations, Government or Public Sector Jobs, Business and Start Ups all have one common factor and that is competition. Beating competition is probably the key to success. Most opportunities in work or business need what's taught to you in your class rooms or labs and also what’s not taught to you in class rooms. Opportunities are available for people with some additions. These additions are knowledge beyond curriculum, decent written and verbal communication skills , presentation skills, aptitude and reasoning skills to crack competitive examination for higher studies or jobs ,a physically fit body, passion for some sport or hobby , knowledgeable individuals who know what’s happening around them be it politics , public administration and country’s economy ,someone who belongs to a club or committee of arts or debates or Robotics or sports etc , someone who has additional certification in IT or Non IT skills. In nutshell, employers and society look for talented graduates and post graduates who have acquired additional knowledge and skills during their studies as employers are not just looking for individuals; they are looking for individuals with talent, additional knowledge and skills to help them differentiate between applicants and talented applicants.
This is where Kalinga Value Additions come into picture. Kalinga University's Value Build Program is specifically designed for the purpose of providing you the additions which employers are looking forward to.
Let's look at this program and understand how it helps you. Some of the Value Additions at Kalinga University are:
Most important value addition of Kalinga University is its contribution to research. Every profession requires research be it Management, Sciences or Engineering or even Arts & Humanities. Development is not possible without experimentation and research. It is research only which leads to new products, new services, new software and new laws/policies. Research helps in making life easier for people. Kalinga University promotes research at UG, PG and Doctorate level. Kalinga University has a well drafted Research Policy for its teaching staff and a separate policy for Students to promote research, the University also offers incentives for those who achieve excellence. It is important for students to take up research in their domain, write and present research papers, innovate and invent to be in the race.
Similarly Kalinga University policy of Innovation and Start up encourages students to develop original ideas and help them convert these ideas in to successful business. Successful start ups not only generate funds but also create employment for others. Start-ups at Kalinga University are offered conceptual, technical, legal and financial assistance to achieve success. For further details, Please go through our Innovation policy.
Our Teaching Staff and students are encouraged to bring research, technical and experimental projects from Government and Private sectors and make them reach its logical end and earn for themselves and their department.
Internship is an opportunity for the students to understand what they have learnt in the class rooms and how it is practiced in organizations. Employers are eager to know what you did during your Internship as they consider it equivalent to your Industry experience. Students who do not take it seriously are generally left behind in the competition during job placements and campus hiring. Looking at the importance of it, all the students at Kalinga University are provided with mandatory Internship opportunities and they are also encouraged to take up projects or Internships in between their semester breaks as well. It is also an opportunity to do networking for future.
Competitive Examination Coaching
Most top Institutions and public and private sector employers conduct entrance / competitive examination as a selection criteria followed by Interview of the shortlisted candidates. Kalinga has tied up with NIIT, Career Launcher and BT and many organizations and Individuals to help you prepare for competitive examination like CAT, MAT, CLAT, GATE, UGC – NET, CSIR – NET. Students are also provided coaching for job based competitive examination for Corporates, Banking PO, SSB, UPSC, State Public Service Commission jobs etc. This is a free coaching; it not only saves your money but also prepares a foundation for cracking examination. This Coaching is spread over the entire course duration of yours. Students are advised to take up one among many available choices. The objective is to train you before hand so that you could land up in top institutions or top jobs post your studies. These programs also certify you on successful completion annually and enrich your resume.
Department Co Curricular Activities
Co Curricular activities are conscious efforts on the part of the department to ensure that you gain additional skills. Depending upon your program, most co curricular activities are planned to enhance your listening, reading, writing and spoken language skills, In addition these activities also give you an opportunity to research, find, locate the relevant information and present in the most professional way. These activities focus upon connecting conceptual topics with actual happening in Business and Industry. These activities are delivered in the form of seminars, workshops, guest lectures, projects and assignments. In Co-Curricular activities you learn to understand concepts, data, data analysis, business plans, legal aid, legal advice, testing, quality assurance, experimentation, to draw findings, trends and conclusions, predict outcomes, alternate plans or methods or materials to execute and problem solving.
Department Extra Curricular Activities
Extra Curricular activities are designed to build up engagement, participation, contingency handling and leadership qualities in you. These are the qualities every employer seeks during hiring. Extra-Curricular activities consists of membership of various clubs engaged in art , craft , debates , public speaking , competitions of Inter University and Intra University levels in various fields other than academics . These are a mix of activities , seminars and workshops on social causes , social inequalities , moot courts , moot Nations , budget , music , dance , University band , campaigns related to public health , on line education , Adult education , social media presence , social media , strategies etc. These activities include your interaction with various national trade and Industrial associations. Kalinga University is a member of CII , PHD Chamber of Commerce , ASSOCHAM , Association of Indian Universities ( AIU ) , Young Indians ( YI ) , Vigyan Prasar and many such organizations and NGO’s ,these platforms provide you opportunities to interact with Industry Leaders , Government departments , IAS officers , Public administration to understand the eco system which surround us as well as provide you with an opportunity to network . The University has adopted five nearby villages and takes care of their needs on education, clean water, legal aid, health check up camps and first aid procedures, nukkad nataks for creating awareness about social issues etc with the help of Faculty and students.
National Cadet Corps (NCC)
National Cadet Corps is the youth wing of Indian army. It consists of all the three wings namely Army, Airforce and Navy. The cadets are given military training in small arms and parade. Students of Kalinga University can opt for NCC voluntarily and it is a great value addition in terms of service to the nation, discipline and physical fitness. It’s a great place for young undergraduates to learn leadership. Moreover C certificate holders of NCC can get direct entry to the relevant wing.
National Service Scheme (NSS)
It is a Government of India sponsored public service organization under Ministry of Youth Affairs and Sports. National Service Scheme (NSS) is beneficial to both students as well as the society in different ways. NSS helps students to grow individually and also as a group. Its value addition is in terms of making the students confident, develop leadership skills and gain knowledge about different people from different walks of life through Social and Community Services.
Sports and Fitness
University looks forward to leadership in sports and fitness and promote sportsman spirit among students. University has ultramodern Gymnasium and a Sports Complex consisting of Basket Ball Court, Volley Ball Court, Badminton Court, Hand Ball, Cricket Pitch, Football Ground and all popular games infrastructure with coaches. Apart from outdoor sports, University has recreation rooms consisting of Indoor games like chess, carrom, pool etc. University is proud to have one of the best teams in football, Cricket and Basket Ball in the state. Kalinga University also provide martial arts training to interested students. Sports add value to you in terms of participative management, team work, leadership, organization skills and above all fitness and sportsman spirit. Kalinga University encourages its Students to adopt minimum one sports activity and also organizes three days Inter University and three days Intra university sports festival every year at Campus.
There is an active career guidance department which guide students about various available options for higher studies in India and abroad and available job options in Public and Private Sector.
Placements and Grooming
University has an active training and placement department. The department prepares and grooms students for Internships and final placements and continuously work to make available decent opportunities for the same. Grooming of the students start from the first semester itself, starting with mannerism, etiquettes, professional attire, they are further trained about types of organizations, job profiles, employer expectations, recruitment processes taken up by employers, resume design, mock Interviews, Mock Examinations, final Interviews etc.
It is one of the most sought after value added service provided by the University.
Cultural Diversity and Activities
Students from 25 Indian states and 20 foreign countries study in the University. This is a perfect example of a wide diversity. This helps students to understand the culture of other states and countries without physically going there. University encourages students to participate in cultural activities; all Indian and foreign festivals are celebrated here. Our students have brought laurels to the University in singing, dancing, skits and many other cultural activities. It is a good platform to express your talents. This adds value to your resume as well as your personality.