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AKS University “As a Knowledge Partner” participated in an International Conference held in Singarauli (MP) last week. The International Conference which had been organized on the topic “Opencast Mining Technology and sustainability” witnessed the participation of the countries like China, USA, and Malaysia. Vice-Chancellor (AKSU), PK Banik “As Chief Guest” participated in conference and shared his views on “open cast mining”. Also, he apprised the audience about the mining related works being done by AKS University.

 The AKS delegation, which included Er. Anant Soni, RK Shrivastava, Kanchi Pandey, Pragya Shrivastava, Manish Agrawal, GK Pradhan and BK Mishra, had the interactive session with Mr. Sinha, who occupies the position of CMD in Northern Coalfields Limited. The conference also saw the presence of the representatives, came from various Industrial & Educational organizations of India like NIT Rourkela, NIT Raipur, IIT Kharagpur, IIT BHU, L&T, BEML and HEC Volvo.

 47 (forty seven) research papers were presented during the conference, which dragged the attention of the audience on the various aspects of open cast mining. On the last day of the symposium, members of AKS delegation named Dr. GK Pradhan, Professor- B Prasad, AK Mittal and Er. Abhishek Tripathi delivered their sententious research papers, which were appreciated by the intellectual audience present over there.


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Unit Trust of India on Friday organized a seminar in AKS University where staff members received valuable information related to the various financial schemes pertaining to Mutual Funds and Fixed Deposits. Addressing to faculty members, J.S. Makka, the keynote speaker said: “saving and investing are habits which need to be developed as early as possible”. Also, he shared information on the topic “Your Journey to Financial Freedom”, and answered to the queries of the audience regarding depreciation and investment on mutual funds.

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Following the recommendation of the cabinet committee (Govt. of India), Dr. BN Mahapatra has recently been appointed as the Director General of NCCBM. Dr. Mahapatra, known for his expertise in field of cement technology, has been rendering his services to AKS University in capacity of the “Member of Board of Studies”.

 “Dr. BN Mahapatra has taken over as Director General, but he will continue to guide the students in future as well”, Management AKSU, said.  He has been congratulated by the Management (AKSU), with an expectation that he would continue to work for the “Training and Placement” of the students.


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When my eyes go towards AKS family, I become confident enough to achieve success in future, if we continue to advance, rubbing the shoulders with one another, then no power in world can prevent us from reaching our destination. Hum akele hi chale the janib-e manjil magar, log sath aate gaye aur karwan banta gaya. These were the words of Chancellor (AKSU) during the Founder’s Day celebration of AKS University. Showing the flashback, BP Soni, the Chancellor said, “It was a long journey, full of ups and downs, began   from Rajiv Gandhi College, followed by Rajiv Gandhi Computer College, and now AKS University, which is ranked among the top Universities of India”. Also, he shared some interesting untold stories about senior faculty members who have been with him since beginning. Notably, AKS University celebrates its Founder’s Day on 9th of December, which is the birth date of its Founder- Chancellor BP Soni.

On this occasion, many programmes were organized, and the faculty members were felicitated for their services. In this category, Late RPS Dhakre was given the “Life Time Achievement Award”, while Dr. Pankaj Shriwastava, Akhilesh A Wau, Dr. Ashwini A Wau, Dr. Kaushik Mukharjee and Dr. Neelesh Roy were awarded the “Faculties of the Year Award-2018”. In other categories, Pradeep Kumar Singh and Hemant Lal Rajak, for their good performance, were given “Lab Faculty of the Year Award”, In one more category, “Administrative Staff of the Year Award” was given to Dashrath Patidar (HoD, Library) for his excellent contribution to Library Department.

Speaking on the occasion, Er. Anant Soni urged the staff members to work for the comprehensive development of the students, he said, “You should treat the students in a manner, which you expect from the teachers of your sons and daughters”. The staff members, present on the occasion, took the opportunity to extend their thanks to Management (AKSU) for facilitating “excellent working environment” to them.

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Campus drives are “on”, and the students from various faculties are being selected by the company HRs, said, Director (T&P). “Century Cement on Saturday arrived here for campus drive, carried out the evaluation of the students (Cement Technology, Diploma & B.Tech), and selected 7 (seven) for its Maihar branch”, he further informed.

Names of the selected students are: Anurag Patel, Anurag Tiwari, Pushparaj Gupta, Vinay, Abhilash Pandey, Sandeep Singh and Ramni Dwivedi. Students thus selected, will work in company as “Trainee Engineer” on a salary package of 2.50 Lakhs/annum. Management (AKSU) has congratulated to successful students, and advised them to work with full of dedication by exploiting their knowledge and skills to the maximum extent.

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Dr. GK Pradhan, Dean (Engineering, AKSU), along with his team, made the participation in Diamond Jubilee Ceremony of NMDC, organized in Khajuraho last week. During the seminar, dignitaries present at the venue, talked extensively about the achievements, and the problems being faced by the NMDC in recent years. Seminar witnessed the participation of more than 150 representatives, came from various reputed organizations of India. Dr. Mahendra Tiwari (HOD, Environmental Science), under the guidance of Dr. GK Pradhan, presented his research paper on “The efforts of AKS University to protect the environmental cover of Panna Mines”, which was appreciated by the intellectual audience with big round of applause.

 During the inaugural ceremony, Vineet Austin, Director, Department of Mines (MP, Govt.), Project Manager; Rajiv Sharma, NMDC (Head); CE Kindo, along with other dignitaries were present. Other faculty members named Maneesh Agrawal, Dr. Sandeep Prasad, Atuldeep Soni, and a large number of mining students, also represented the AKS University in this grand function of NMDC.

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A visit for the students of B.Sc. Agriculture was arranged on Saturday where they, along with their faculty members (Shampy Jain, Dr. Neeraj Verma), visited a number of commercial Banks situated in Satna. Students and faculty members, during the visit, interacted with Bank officers and learnt about the various schemes (such as agriculture loan, kisan credit card and others) being run by the government, for the benefit of farmers. Lokendra Pandey, (one of the Bank personnels) present on the occasion, apprised the delegation about the loan schemes, interest rates and other functioning of private banks. At the end of the visit, students, through their pertinent questions, received some valuable information from Bank officers.

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Mining Department of AKS University on Monday organized “One day Workshop” on the topic “Resource and Reserve Estimation and Scheduling Using Jeowaya”, which was attended by the students of B.Tech and M.Tech Mining. Keynote Speakers, Ankit Shukla (BDM, EDS) and Md Ajmat Basha (Technical Specialist), speaking on the occasion, conveyed the valuable information to students on ‘ways to increase the productivity of the mines’, its quality, and the aspects of mining security.  Besides it, the topic “application of computer in mining sector” was also discussed in detail.

 During the workshop, Chairman (AKSU), Er. Anant Soni; Vice Chancellor, PK Banik; and Engineering Dean, GK Pradhan, were present  along with the representatives of top cement companies of the  region: Prism, Birla,Maihar cement,KJS cement and JP cement- Babupur.

 The workshop concluded with the distribution of “Workshop Participation Certificates” given to students by the EDS and AKS University. Students and faculty members, who were present during the workshop, termed it both ‘enlightening’ and ‘interesting’ one.

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 KHO-KHO (Girls) team of AKS University will participate in National KHO-KHO games scheduled to be held in Utkal University, Bhubaneswar from 15th of November onwards. Informing about it, Suneel Pandey (Sport Officer) told that the team, which is enjoying the high morale, will participate in national games, going to take place between 15th to 19th of November, “Team members, under the guidance of Prachi Singh Baghel (Team Manager), will leave for Bhubaneswar within a day or two”, he said. Names of the team members are: Deekha Maravee(Captain), Monu Singh, Shivani Shrivastava, Richa Raj,Chandanee Pal,Bharti Badali, Sakshi,Kavita Kumari, Shweta Singh, Poonam Patel, Sejal and Sukanya Soni. Management (AKSU) has wished Team Members “all the best” for having good performance in national games.

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A “Guest Lecture” was organized in Cement Technology Department of AKS University on Saturday which was attended by the students (B.Tech and Diploma) and faculty members of Cement Technology. Vivek Singh, the Keynote Speaker (Cluster Head, Hydelberg Cement) shared some important tips to students on various aspects of Personality Development. Vivek Singh also shared his job experiences of cement plant with students during his lecture. He presented certain examples for students so that they could maintain their mental equilibrium while dealing with success and failure. He said, if you have strong will power then no power in world can prevent you from achieving success. He said that the students need to develop the “Can do” attitude within them, and then the things will automatically begin to fall in right places.

 In the last session, top brasses of the University were imparted training through “Mock Plant Head Meeting” where students exhibited certain role plays. During the Lecture, Professor: GC Mishra, Professor KN Bhattacharya, Rama Shukla, KP Tiwari, Professor: VK Singh, Professor: SK Jha, Rahul Umar,Ravi Pandey Piyush Gupa and  Ayush Gupta were present.

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