The Year 2015 comes with a lot of promise. For Varanasi, the biggest advantage is that Shri Narendra Modi, the Prime Minister of India, is the Member of Parliament from here. Along with the progress that the country will be experiencing, the hope of the people of Varanasi is that this holy and religious city will also get more than it’s fair share of development.
The benefit for the Kashi Group of Institutions is immense. Being the first Private Engineering college in Varanasi, the college has always believed in the city. But, despite all the investments made in the college, and the outstanding results that it’s students gave in the first year, the attraction of Delhi and the NCR region was such that it was difficult to counter. However, with the whole country now looking at Varanasi, and the expected development in the city and the investments by Industry, the scope of education in Varanasi has gone up. Why should you leave a city that the whole country wants to come to? Does not make sense! That is the one advantage that we as an educational Institution stand to benefit from.
The year 2014-15 has seen a culmination of the infrastructural development in the college. The Girls hostel is now complete with its four storied building. The canteen and mess has started fully functioning . The Corporate relations Cell has shifted to the 2nd floor of the Administrative block. Both the 250 seat air conditioned seminar halls have become truly functional. The internal roads have been completed. The two acre dedicated playing ground has come up. The two remaining floors of the boys hostel are becoming completed. All in all, except for the delays which are inherent in development and construction work, we expect all the buildings to be completely operational by 2015 end.
Our academic profile is also changing. Most of our faculty are now having a Masters degree as a minimum qualification, and applied science faculty are mostly PhDs. We are consciously exposing our students to the rigours of industry with more industry interaction, site visits, and expert lectures. Our association with TCS ION has become stronger with the opening of their first Assesment Center in the state of Uttar Pradesh in the campus of the Institution; which promises to be a model for all Centers of TCS ION in the country. Our CRC cell has done multiple seminars, and promises multiple employment opportunities to all students. Our first year students continue to excel in their performances at the University level.
Like the new Year, some changes are inevitable. We have had a change at the Director level; Dr K K Mishra is a younger Professor and Director, and has promised to take the Institution to new heights with his youthful vigour and enthusiasm. With his experience at similar Institutions, the College has high hopes of success. A number of our faculty have completed their M Tech degrees. With this entire qualified faculty, the academic atmosphere just has to become more serious! At the end, I feel we are in the right city (varanasi) at the right
time. We will now not have to wait long to enjoy the fruits of our success!