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Mr. R.K. Sharma, Registrar of Maharana Pratap Group of Institutions talks on how they work towards fulfilling the dreams of aspirants. Read further to know more about him.

Mr. R.K. Sharma
Mr. R.K. Sharma
Registrar, MPGI

Mr. R.K. Sharma is currently the Registrar at Maharana Pratap Group of Institutions. Collegedunia feels great to be a platform for sharing his words with the youth.

We not only provide a Job, we provide a Career…… to the aspirant.

Ques 1: Kindly tell us about your experience in the education industry and what makes it the best industry to work in?

Ans. I am an alumnus of IIM, Ahmedabad and got distinction in establishing two NIFT Centers, viz NIFT Raebareli in 2007 and Jodhpur in 2010. I joined Maharana Pratap Group of Institutions in 2012. The Institute is simply not constrained by the borders of the syllabus. With the fast-changing era, the most recent and modern educational and technological contributions are made to compete with the shifting needs of society worldwide. The amount of students’ benefit cannot be articulated in words. An Institute should have a pioneering Mentorship Program for encouraging the students. The Mentors keep a proper check on the behavior, presentations and all-over development of students in very small groups. Ecological alertness and education is an essential part that helps in spreading awareness. This is often done through the active input of the students. A college should have a tie-up with different business giants to offer value-added certifications to the students that can assist them in their life along with their scheduled curriculum. The industry offers primary interaction with the present day Young and Dynamic Minds, wherein new inputs for futuristic developments keep us motivated.

Ques 2: Any of the significant challenges you faced as a Registrar of Maharana Pratap Group of Institutions?

Ans. The journey of Maharana Pratap Group of Institutions started in the year 1996 with the inception of English Medium Public School. MPGI commenced its journey in the year 1995, with a mission to provide wholesome and quality education to the youth of the nation. From a modest beginning of just one school in Kanpur, our family has expanded to 5 Schools, 10 Colleges, a University, a Medical College located across the cities of Kanpur, Lucknow, New Delhi, Jaipur, Bhopal. We have been providing excellence in education by offering various courses in the diverse streams of Engineering, Management, Dental, Medical, Pharmacy, Information Technology etc. Our campuses, spread over in several hundred acres of lush green surroundings, boast of modern infrastructure, well-equipped libraries and laboratories. Together, we work as a team of more than 1000 highly qualified faculty members committed to shaping the future of over 10,000 students. It is our ultimate goal to make each student both CAPABLE and EMPLOYABLE by giving him opportunities to showcase his/her talent through various extracurricular activities and excellent campus placements. The group offers the following courses: B.Tech, M.Tech, BBA, MBA, BCA, MCA, BDS, MBBS, B.Pharm, and K12.

Ques 3: How does your curriculum ensure best practices of the industry?

Ans. One of the major challenges that corporates are facing is hiring the right talent. But the bigger challenge that bothers the recruiters is retention of talent. MPGI is constantly consciously putting efforts to address these issues. The Institute has lately introduced a pioneering mentorship program named P.A.C.E. (Program for Advancement of Corporate Employability). The key objectives of the PACE are:

  1. Make industry ready professionals to cut down on the training cost of recruiters.
  2. Customized technical training that suits the needs of specific recruiters.
  3. To ensure maximum joining and retention of the candidates in the organization.

Ques 4: What goals do you have in your mind for Maharana Pratap Group of Institutions?

Ans. We not only provide a Job, we provide a Career…… to the aspirant.

Elaborating the above quote “It is our ultimate goal to make each aspirant both CAPABLE and EMPLOYABLE by giving him umpteen opportunities to showcase his/her talent through various extracurricular activities and excellent campus placements. Our students have been placed in various Multi-National companies mentioned below:

Informtica, AON Hewitt, Nucleus Software, TCS, ZTE, Cipla, JBM, Sapient, Sopra Steria, HCL, Aptean and much more.

Ques 5: You pride yourself on the level of education and responsibility you teach here to students. How do you ensure the quality of education in your institution?

Ans.Out-of- The-box Learning: We don’t follow the rigid system of learning where learning is confined to only studying the books of the course. Today’s employers look for active and dynamic people. Therefore, we encourage our students to apply theoretical learning to real-life scenarios in the form of case studies, research, events, live projects etc.

Advance Learning Tools: We pride ourselves on providing student-centric state-of- the-art learning resources to the students. With the latest technology and learning tools at their disposal, the students are given an opportunity to acquire a generic set of skills which will prove to be beneficial in furthering their career.

Innovation Center: The students can work in the Innovation center for translating their innovative ideas into reality. They are encouraged to take up additional projects and the resulting product can also earn credits.

Global Exposure: Realizing the need of international exposure to succeed in today’s world, MPGI has collaborated with some of the well-known companies around the world. 

Ques 6: How do you build a positive Institute culture or climate?

Ans.Emphasis On Honing Student’s Personality:

Life at MPGI is not just about education, it goes much more beyond academics as it strongly believes in overall personality development of its students. It acknowledges that every child is unique and has some sort of potential in him. Some are good in sports, some in writing and so on. We, at MPGI, help them unleash their creativity and potential through organizing the myriad of co-curricular and extracurricular activities. Giving them an opportunity to choose whichever activity interests them and to discover their hidden talent. Along with academics, MPGI staff makes sure that our students can enjoy extracurricular activities also. MPGI encourages and organizes various sports, cultural and technical events in close coordination with the team of faculty and staff members. It provides opportunities to the students to show their talents and helps them to make the best use of time. MPGI team has always motivated and promoted students to take the charge and lead. Cultural Program MPGI students are encouraged to participate in frequently organized cultural programs. The students are made to perform so that the overall development is seen in them. Students are encouraged and provided necessary guidance and facilities to show and develop their talents.

  • Sports: Understanding the fact that ‘All study and no play would make Jack a dull boy’ we have recreation facility for our students. We have a basketball court, badminton court and volley ball court etc. Apart from chess and other such interesting sports on our campus.
  • Clubs: At MPGI, we are in the constant process of promoting our students to participate in various other activities like reading, technical training, computer surfing, project designing etc. We have separate clubs for faculty members and experts.

Ques 7: How do you tend to establish a relationship with the students?

Ans. We strongly believe in making the students feel at ease and thereafter we teach, motivate, sharpen and guide them with the objective of providing them with holistic development not only academically but also in related areas.

Ques 8: How do you look at the growth of students through placement opportunities available at Maharana Pratap Group of Institutions? How do you wish to push the envelope further?

Ans. We have got a proactive Placement Cell, which enjoys a strong professional network across diverse sectors. It actively coordinates with students and ensures that they get placed with reputed MNCs within six months of graduating.

  1. Identification of new avenues of placements in industry for students.
  2. Training of students to enhance their EQ i.e. Employability Quotient.
  3. Corporate customized Programs for students
  4. Summer internships organized for students in reputed companies. In-house Internships to deserving students.
  5. Entrepreneurship Development Program (EDP) organized for students interested in
  6. self-employments.
  7. Seminars, Conferences, Panel Discussions, HR Meet are some of the activities organized around the year for giving maximum exposure to our students.

For Companies Visiting MPGI please visit www.mpgi.edu.in. 

Ques 9: What is your philosophy of leadership? How would you describe your leadership style?

Ans. In my opinion, the philosophy of leadership is to establish one to one relation with everyone. To give practical shape to the above philosophy, we at MPGI have taken an initiative to organize on the routine basis an HR conclave to understand the need and expectations of the industry. So that students could prepare themselves ready for different industries. Besides this, we also organize Faculty Development Programs to enhance the technical know-how of Faculty Members on regular basis. As a result of above, Maharana Pratap Engineering College is credited “AA” Rank by NPTEL (National Program on Technology Enhanced Learning) by IIT Madras and became the lone Institute in UTTAR Pradesh to achieve this distinction. I would like to mention that Mr. Sharad Kumar Gupta, HOD, Electronics, and Instrumentation has achieved “1st Rank in Medical Image Analysis (NPTEL)”.

Ques 10: Any suggestions you would like to give to the current youth and the aspiring students?

Ans. The advice to current youth is to: Don’t confine yourselves to only studying the books of the course but try to build yourself as per requirement of today’s industry. Thus, join the institute which can provide you such an atmosphere. I feel Maharana Pratap Group of Institutions is meant to fulfill the dreams of aspirants and we help them to bring it into reality.  

Last Updated - 21 Jul 2017

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