JK Lakshmipat University Celebrates 6th Convocation

JK Lakshmipat University Celebrates 6th Convocation
Abhay Anand | Jun 11, 2018 - 12:23 p.m. IST
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NEW DELHI, JUNE 11: JK Lakshmipat University, Jaipur celebrated the graduation of its newest batch of graduates by hosting its 6th convocation ceremony. Former Chief of the Atomic Energy Commission, Dr. Anil Kakodkar, currently President National School Of Sciences, was the chief guest on the occasion. The organizers felicitated more than 123 students for successfully completing their graduate, post-graduate and PhD courses.

On the occasion, the University also inaugurated its two new Centres of Excellence - The Centre for Operations Excellence and the Centre for Data Sciences. The Centre for Operations Excellence will be a multi-disciplinary centre with capabilities in supply chain, manufacturing and service operations. To begin with, the centre will offer expertise in four areas: Powerful diagnostics, Capability Building Workshops, Operations Excellence Assessment and benchmarkingand Facilitation for Global Awards such as Deming Grand Prize and TPM Excellence Award. The Centre will be led by Dr. Yugal Nauhria, Assoc. Professor, who brings versatile experience of consulting with clients in leading organisations including KPMG and McKinsey & Company as well as line management experience from organisations like Ola and Flipkart.

The Centre for Data Sciences reflects JKLU’s focus on emerging areas which are impacting business and work across sectors. The centre has competencies in Data Cataloging, Capability Building for Data-Driven Culture, Analytics Solutions and data science approachesin areas such as fraud analytics, sensor analytics, business intelligence, resource optimization, investment modelling, marketing analytics, big data technologies, predictive analytics, machine learning, IoT streaming analysis and many more. The Centre will be led by Dr. Alok Kumar, Assoc. Professor, who has rich professional experience in Data Science Consulting, Developing Data Products, Big Data Implementation, Big Data Visualization, Data management and maintenance including as Data Science Consultant at UGhent, Belgium.

According to Prof. Asheesh Gupta, Pro Vice Chancellor of JKLU, “Both, Centre for Operations Excellence and Centre for Data Science, will offer our students a unique opportunity to work on real projects, develop connects in the Industry and acquire cutting edge knowledge that traditional academic B Tech, M Tech and MBA programs do not provide. Our linkages with JK Organisation and several world-class research organisations in India such as CEERI Pilani, ISRO and IIT Kanpur give these centres a distinct edge.”

Speaking on the occasion Dr. Anil Kakodkar observed that contrary to Western beliefs, India had been “producing innovators and creative thinkers throughout its history”.

Kakodkar added, “There does exist a market willing to absorb fresh graduates with new and radical ideas. JKLU students were blessed to have been taught by global faculty and have therefore acquired global perspectives.” He further emphasized that students need to get passionately involved in converting challenges into opportunities and find ways to “use technology and innovation in alleviating human suffering while creating wealth and prosperity for all”. He urged students to persevere in their studies and search for solutions because “learning is a lifelong journey whereas giving up is a permanent state of stagnation”.

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