Satyam Khandelwal is currently serving as the Head - Branding & Strategic Partnerships at KK Modi University. By passion, Satyam Khandelwal is a Career & Behavior mentor. He has got a rich experience of 6+ years in mentoring students across India and making better career choices. In this interview he terms education as the source of strength and how being new to the industry, they are getting a plethora of admission applications. To build a practical foundation for the students, the university has collaborated with tech giants, and they are intending to organize many activities for the holistic development of the students. Moving ahead, he mentions different criteria which helps students to bag good placements and how the university follows a unique Co-op Model approach for better industry orientation of students. In the later segment, he expresses his concern over right learning methodology and advises students to learn how to prioritize to make effective use of their time.
Education is the source of strength which lays the foundation of any country
I believe Education is not an Industry, it’s a very noble service to the individuals, to the society, and to the nation. This service is exactly what makes me feel proud and keeps me intact in this domain.
Students are a great source of energy and inspiration for all of us. I personally love meeting & interacting with the students and this is the one factor why I have chosen the education domain to serve my passion as a career. During my journey with education domain I have helped & counseled thousands of students to choose better & right career
We are receiving a highly positive response from the students in terms of applications
This is our first year of operations at KK Modi University Durg. And Courtesy our unique value proposition to students, we have been receiving a highly positive response from students, parents & other stakeholders in the ecosystem. We have limited very limited seats – 200 (All Programs combined) in the first year and we are witnessing high number of applications in each program.
We have collaborated with industry tech experts to give an ambient exposure to the students
We have launched the first of its kind BTech (CS) program in Central India. This program will be offered in collaboration with IBM which gives students a unique advantage. Students will get to do projects & internships with IBM & other Tech giants. They will also have access to a highly valued knowledge base created by IBM experts. KKMU students will have the exclusive rights to participate in annual events & hackathons being organized by IBM.
The specializations in the BTech CS program are also unique. We are offering 3 specialization for this season, all in high demand by the industry:
- Artificial Intelligence & Machine Learning
- Cloud Computing & Virtualization
- Cyber Security & Forensics
We are intending to organize many activities for the holistic development of the students
Apart from the events & hackathons being organized by our Partners like IBM, there will be a lot of activities at KKMU directed towards Holistic development of students. A high focus on skills like Critical thinking, Problem Solving, Communication & other soft skills are a part of regular curriculum at KKMU. The application-based approach of teaching every course also ensures that students get to apply these skills while they are working on projects in each course.
The university follows a unique Co-op Model approach for better industry orientation of students
KK Modi University is backed up by Modi Enterprises. Also. The university follows a unique Co-op Model approach for better industry orientation of students. In this model, students are in constant interaction with the industry partners including Corporate & Startups in the form of projects, internships & industry visits. Our industry partners have already given their consent to recruit students for internships in a diverse set of projects. This will make sure the placements at KKMU are much better in terms of package & profile.
Focus on the right learning methodology is what is required in today’s scenario
Focus on the right learning methodology is what is required in today’s scenario. There is no dearth of universities in India. But still the gap between academia & industry has been increasing significantly. Universities like KKMU will ensure this gap is bridged & industry ready graduates are produced.
We are a highly learning focused institute who bring in unique methodology on practical aspects
We are a UGC recognized state private university. The best part of KKMU is its unique learning methodology which focuses on practical aspects of learning & also the fact that it is backed up by Modi Enterprises which is a $2.8 billion corporate group.
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The ability of the students to out-perform and the amount of efforts they put in decide the placement statistics
Our technical programs are offered in collaboration with IBM. The placements at the IBM partnered universities have always been pretty good at average package of 5-7 Lakhs. Highest package depends upon the student’s ability and the amount of efforts they put in to get placed. On our end we try to bring in as many companies as possible. We have witnessed the highest package reach upto 21-22 lakhs per annum for specializations that we are offering. Additionally, in our MBA program students get a stipend range of INR 5000-25,000 per month as a part of their internships in our Group companies. These companies hire full time MBAs in the pay range of 7-14 lakhs per annum. There are numerous criteria that are taken into considerations such as their performance, their projects, which forms an essential part during the placements.
Students have to learn how to prioritize in order to better utilize their time
Competition has always been high & it will increase many folds in the future. Students need to focus on the right priorities & better utilization of their time. At KKMU, we push students to utilize their semester breaks & available free time for industry orientation in the form of internships, projects & short-term immersions with our various Co-op partners.