Four students from the University of Engineering & Management (UEM), Kolkata – Sayak Dhar, Sayan Sapui, Mounadeep Poddar, Shankhadeep Kundu have got selected for the quarter final round of India Innovation challenge by Texas instruments and Department of science& Technology, Govt of India.
Texas Instruments Inc. in collaboration with Department of Science and Technology(DST) anchored by the Indian Institute of Management (IIM), Bangalore and supported by MyGov.
This contest is for students from Indian engineering colleges who have a dream to create something new, aspire to make a difference and contribute to India’s success towards becoming an innovation hub.
Mr. Subhajit Dutta Chowdhury, student of IEM-UEM group, former SPIE student chapter President got a direct chance of pursuing higher studies in the world famous Delft University of Technology in Micro-electronics at Netherlands.
Subhajit held the post of President of SPIE India student chapter.
SPIE is an American organization. It’s India chapter at the IEM-UEM group is headed by Prof. Indrani Bhattacharya, professor, University of Engineering & Management (UEM), Kolkata.
In the reputed Vidwan portal, the Researchers’ Network – the profile, expertise and #achievements of Prof. Dr. K. P. Ghatak has been published.
Prof. Ghatak is currently the #Research_Director of IEM and the Dean of University of Engineering & Management (UEM), Kolkata.
He is the author of 10 Springer monograms, the most reputed international monogram of the world. He has published more than 500 research papers in international reputed SCI journals, and has produced more than 40 Ph.Ds from reputed Universities and Central Institutes of the country.
Please see the portal at:-
Prof. Vasudevan Lakshminarayanan
1) (Professor of Optometry(Vision Science), Physics, Electrical and Computer Engineering and Systems Design Engineering, University of Waterloo)
2) (Visiting Scholar of Physics, University of Michigan (2013-2016))
3) Adjunct Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering, Ryerson University (2015-2017)
Prof. Vasudevan visited the University of Engineering & Management (UEM), Kolkata in the month of August, 2016 for the International Optronix #Conference and has written a wonderful blog.
Please see the blog at http://www.osa.org/…/2016/september…/my_summer_trip_to_india
I remember two years ago sitting there on the usual last bench of my classroom supposedly learning electronics and telecommunication engineering, having no idea what I was doing with my life or where it was actually headed. The placement season was about to begin and I lacked the motivation to actually prepare for an IT job. Our beloved Sanghamitra ma’am suddenly walked in. She looked angry and not her usual happy self. Then followed an hour-long verbal bashing for all of us and the crux of the matter was “Please buckle up! Do something about your lives. You all are better than this”. That somehow clicked.
I’m sure most of us would have forgotten that one hour in the next minute or so but that stayed with me reverberating in my ears all day long. I was already taking classes for these MBA examinations at a renowned coaching center of the city. But it was more like a stroll in the evening every Sunday with my close bunch of friends. That changed immediately. The very thought of being a frustrated software developer for the rest of my life was enough to get me going. And hence the journey started.
The Sunday stroll turned into serious four hours in class trying to improve every single moment. Those uncountable hours over Facebook and WhatsApp changed to online materials and mock tests. I was on a roll. I was improving in every single mock test I was giving. The feeling was ecstatic. More ecstatic than Manchester United scoring a goal. I knew I was on the right track. Sure, my engineering studies got a bit disrupted but I didn’t care. I had my goals set. I hadn’t felt this determined ever in my life. Finally, the time had arrived. The hard work and determination had actually paid off and I ended up with amazing scores in all the three exams I had appeared for. (98.48%ile in CAT, 98.68%ile in XAT and 99.54%ile in IIFT). But this was just the beginning.
The roller coaster ride had just begun. It followed a staggering one month of numerous group discussions and personal interviews which drained me both physically and mentally to the core. I kind of realized the battle was more mental than physical. And only the strongest would survive. I kept pushing on. The season of results had arrived and I was freaking tensed. Would all this hard work ultimately give anything? The next month was the toughest. I was waitlisted in about 7 or 8 B-schools including IIM Shillong, SP Jain Mumbai, MDI Gurgaon, IIFT, IIT B and XLRI. The wait was very difficult.
Every day felt like a week. But it was all worth it in the end. That mail from the B-school of your dreams is the most prized possession I had back then. It was XLRI. YES! I had to actually read the mail twice to believe this was actually happening. Being a general engineering fresher, my chances were as low as it could get but somehow the things just fell into place. The first thing that came to my mind was that one hour of being reprimanded that day in the classroom. Had that not happened who knows where I’d be now!
Having completed the dreaded first term here in XLRI, I can safely say that this has been an experience of a lifetime. This shapes you as a person. This makes you so clear professionally and to some extent personally as well. You learn to think with a clear mind about what you want to do with your life. I ended up getting a coveted internship offer at JPMorgan Chase. Along with that, I kind of sorted out my personal life as well which was going through a huge storm before coming here.
Cheers to XL! Cheers to the best B-school you can ever think of! And as they say, “Happiness has its own way of taking its sweet time.”
IEM-UEM group got appreciation from Optical Society of India for Optronix 2015
The news of IEM-UEM group getting #appreciation from Optical Society of India for Optronix 2015 got published in indiaeducation.net
The link of the published post is as follows:-
UEM Kolkata students’ performances in #NPTEL #examinations in September-October cycle have been #ranked no. 1 in whole India. Around 4 lacs registrations were there in that cycle. IEM has ranked 4th in pan India.
CONGRATULATIONS !!! to our students.
NPTEL stands for National Programme on Technology Enhanced Learning which is an initiative by seven Indian Institutes of Technology (IIT Bombay, Delhi, Guwahati, Kanpur, Kharagpur, Madras and Roorkee) and Indian Institute of Science (IISc) for creating course contents in engineering and science.
A proposal was jointly put forward by five IITs (Bombay, Delhi, Kanpur, Kharagpur and Madras) and IISc for creating contents for 100 courses as web based supplements and 100 complete video courses, for forty hours of duration per course. Web supplements were expected to cover materials that could be delivered in approximately forty hours. Five engineering branches (Civil, Computer Science, Electrical, Electronics and Communication and Mechanical) and core science programmes that all engineering students are required to take in their undergraduate engineering programme in India were chosen initially. Contents for the above courses were based on the model curriculum suggested by All India Council for Technical Education (AICTE) and the syllabi of major affiliating Universities in India.
Students of University of Engineering & Management (UEM), Kolkata won the 1st prize in #NPTEL, IIT Kharagpur nationally amongst all colleges of the country where various IITs also participated.
University as a whole won the AAA #rating which is the best amongst all.
Even the 4th prize was won by IEM students followed by several IITs.
The award function was held at IIT Chennai and was attended by Prof. Dr. Rajiv Ganguly, Dean, UEM Kolkata, Prof. Amitava Chakraborty, UEM Kolkata and Prof. Dr. Amlan Kusum Nayak, Principal, IEM, Kolkata. #achievement
IEM - 3rd best engineering college in West Bengal after IIT Kharagpur and NIT Durgapur and 79th all across India amongst 100+ IITs and NITs - NIRF (National Institutional Ranking Framework), Ministry of HRD, Govt of India, 2016
UEM Jaipur - Best Private University in Rajasthan Award - National Education Excellence Awards, 2016
IEM - Best Private Engineering College in West Bengal, Jewel Of the East - Careergraph - Telegraph, 2009
UEM Jaipur - Best Emerging University in Rajasthan Award - Asia Education Summit & Awards, 2016
IEM - 2nd Best Private Engineering College in Eastern India - Electronics For You, 2009
UEM Kolkata - "AAA" category (first 10 institutes nationally among all institutes of India including all IITs and NITs) - NPTEL program (IIT Kharagpur and IIT Chennai), 2016
IEM - Best Self-financed Engineering Institute in West Bengal, "Picture Perfect" - ABP Group, 2010
UEM Kolkata Student - 1st amongst all students of India including all IITs and NITs - NPTEL program (IIT Kharagpur and IIT Chennai), 2016
IEM - Outstanding Engineering Institute in Eastern India - Star News, 2011
UEM Jaipur students team - One amonst the two finalists from India by dreveloping their own innovative Car - International BAJA SAE Motosports Competition
IEM - 3rd amongst all Government & Private Colleges in West Bengal - The Telegraph, 2009
UEM Jaipur - Best Debutant Award, West - NEN (National Entrepreneurship Network) E-Week, 2015
IEM - Rated Silver A+++ Business School - "Just Careers" Magazine, 2011
UEM Jaipur - Champions Runner-up Award, West - NEN (National Entrepreneurship Network) E-Week, 2016
IEM - Champion East - NEN (National Entrepreneurship Network) E-Week, 2011-2016
UEM Jaipur student - World champion by developing a gaming console (Amantron Gaming console) - IEEE Maker project, IEEE, USA - 2016