The IcfaiTech Way of Creating Technological Talent
In the Indian higher education system ICFAI is a name that does not require an introduction. The ICFAI group runs a cluster of 11 universities around the country. While, the group has more than three decades of exemplary track record in the field of higher education, ICFAI University, Jaipur, established in 2011, is already on the path of becoming one of the leading universities in the country by upholding ICFAI's founding objective of imparting world-class high quality education. "Here, we emphasize on imparting high standard industry oriented education in the areas of Management, Law, Science & Technology and Commerce and we are striving to achieve the objective of empowering the students through world class quality education. Hence, the curriculum is developed according to the industry requirements and is updated from time to time," clarifies Dr. P. B. L. Chaurasia, Vice Chancellor and President, ICFAI University, Jaipur.
In recognition of the dire need for Industry-Academia Partnership for mutual benefit, the University is continuously pursuing its endeavor to have MoUs with leading industries. At the group level, ICFAI has partnered with IBM, Microsoft, SAS, SAP, iThink Software, Pega System and many more to equip students with skills that are in demand. "We have given utmost importance to placement-related activities and ensure that all successful students receive a job of their choice. In this context, we are uniquely placed to leverage on an industry network, developed over a period of time," claims Prof. A. K. Saini, Dean – Faculty of Science and Technology, ICFAI University Jaipur.
Besides academics, the institute provides ample opportunities for exposing students to the industry by way of vigorous industry programs, live projects, industry visits, guest lectures by industry experts. The university also encourages students to take part in debates, paper presentations, internship programs, seminars, soft skills workshops and research projects, which creates an intellectually stimulating environment for the students. The entire placement exercise is a joint effort between the university and the students. While the university provides guidance, support, and networking with potential employers, the students have the responsibility to put in the maximum possible efforts to obtain suitable placements.
"The culture of teaching and learning here fosters intellectual and personality development of our graduating student and we strive to make our students doers. Inclusion of Life-Skills, Soft Skills and Behavioral Skills Courses in the academic programs make our students sensitive to their obligations to society," says Dr. Chaurasia. With the support of highly qualified and well experienced faculty members who are handpicked by the management from reputed institutions like IITs, NITs, central universities and other good foreign institutions, the education methodology of ICFAI encourages independent thinking and helps the students in developing holistic perspectives, strong domain knowledge, contemporary skill-sets and positive attitudes. The B.Tech program offered by the ICFAI University - Faculty of Science & Technology is popularly known as IcfaiTech and it is available at seven campuses across the country.
Today, known for its practice oriented engineering education armed with a robust and pragmatic curriculum, the IcfaiTech aims to create centers of excellence for research and innovation through its various campuses in India. The network has established hubs for cutting-edge research and innovation in emerging subjects like Robotics, Network, Renewable Energy and Cloud Computing. The research activities across various institutes of the group are facilitated through the state-of-the-art innovation center and inter-disciplinary labs. In engineering, students and staffs at the institutes under the ICFAI Group are involved in path-breaking innovation projects that impact the society. The focus on innovation has ensured that students have access to best research infrastructure and expert guidance. The ICFAI University, Jaipur has setup specialized labs like Texas Instruments lab, Mentor graphics lab, Xilinx Lab and Ansys Lab to help students to be in touch with latest technology and trends.
While the university is already equipped with excellent infrastructure comprises of well stocked library, moot courts and state-of-the-art labs, Dr. Chaurasia and his team is in the process of developing ICFAI University Jaipur as a research oriented university. He strongly believes that the establishment of Centre of Excellence in the field of Solar Energy Research & Utilization will make ICFAI University Jaipur a leading university in the country. The road map of the university also aims at achieving Clean Technology, Research, Consultancy and better alignment with 'Make in India' National Policy, along with introducing many more courses in science, technology and management. "The students graduated from The ICFAI University Jaipur are the products of a stringent system that maintains high academic rigor at all stages. They possess high level knowledge and practical skills, which help them to compete with alumni of any reputed National Institute. The students are groomed by the university in such a way that it helps them in their future endeavors and tackling problems at the work place efficiently," confidently concludes Dr. Chaurasia.
Dr. PBL Chaurasia, President and Vice Chancellor
Dr. PBL Chaurasia has more than 43 years experience as administrator of University & Engineering College and vast Research & Development experience in the several fields. He has held several positions in various capacities in different countries. He supervised several research projects and guided more than 30 research students. His R & D work has been recognized & commercialized and gone to field level for the public adoption.