Frequently Asked Questions
Is Seacom Skills University a recognized university?
Seacom Skills University is established under West Bengal Government’s policy (Vide Official Gazette Notification No. : 142-Edn (U) dated 31/01/2013), in line with the provisions under section 2(f) of the University Grant Commission (UGC) Act, 1956, as has been passed as Seacom Skills University Act, 2014 by the West Bengal Legislative Assembly (West Bengal Act VI of 2014) and has received the assent of the Hon’ble Governor of West Bengal on 11th April 2014 (Vide Official Gazette Notification no. 396-Edn(U) / OM-155L / 2012).
Is Seacom Skills University governed by the Government or by a Trust?
Seacom Skills University is a self financed private university approved by the State Government. The University does not receive any financial support from Government of West Bengal. Seacom Skills University is sponsored and promoted by well known Trust in Kolkata involved in multifarious activities for more than a decade now.
Is Seacom Skills University AICTE recognized?
Universities are not required to take prior approval of AICTE before starting any program of study. They must, however, follow the norms prescribed by the concerned statutory bodies (e.g. AICTE). Further, it may be noted that AICTE does not recognize institutions, it recognizes Programs of Studies. Seacom Skills University is in full compliance of the norms of AICTE and other National & Regional regulatory agencies.
Is Seacom Skills University accredited by AICTE?
AICTE does not accredit institutions / universities. Accreditation is done by the National Board of Accreditation (NBA) established by AICTE. Another accreditation body, called National Assessment & Accreditation Council, established by the UGC, accredits universities. Seacom Skills University, like any other newly established university, would be accredited by NAAC. New Universities can apply for accreditation only after completing a certain number years of operation as a university. Seacom Skills University intends to make an application to NAAC when it is eligible for the same.
Is Seacom Skills University covered under the UGC Act?
Yes. All State Universities are covered under Section 2(f) of the UGC Act. Seacom Skills University has made an application to UGC for being listed as a Private University. The process of being listed with UGC can take some time while the processing of the application and visit of the screening committee is being conducted.
Are Seacom Skills University programs recognized in India and abroad?
Yes, as a recognized university, Seacom Skills University will belong to the community of universities in the world.
If the candidate has less than qualifying marks / percentage in qualifying examination at school / graduation level, and otherwise has excellent academic record, would Seacom Skills University consider his/her candidature ?
How to contact Seacom Skills University if there is a question regarding the application form status?
For all admission-related queries, please send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org
How do you evaluate the quality of education being delivered at Seacom Skills University?
Quality of education should be measured in terms of industry-relevance of curriculum, diversity of learning experiences for a student, level of preparedness of a student in applying research-oriented approach to solving complex problems, and response of the end-user (employer) to the product (graduate) in terms of acceptance.
Can each student choose to study whatever courses she/he wants?
A student has to study certain prescribed compulsory courses. Apart from these, there are elective courses which a student can choose from the list of available courses. Thus, the curriculum is a blend of compulsory and optional courses.
How is the curriculum structured?
The curriculum is structured in consultation with eminent members of academia and industry professionals. The curriculum is comprehensive and gives exposure to basic sciences, mathematics, social sciences, and communication skills apart from professional courses, research project and hands-on in industry.
Who are on your faculty?
We have doctorates and Masters as our faculty members. In addition to the above faculty, Seacom Skills University has Mentor Professors, who are senior academicians of repute. Founding Professors are eminent members of academia and industry, who epitomize academic excellence in their own domain. Faculty members follow a student centered approach to teaching and learning process.
What is the fee structure for various programs being offered by the University?
The detailed breakup of the University fee structure for the various programs is available on the website www.seacomskillsuniversity.org
Do you have provisions for awarding scholarships?
Seacom Skills University offers merit-based scholarships to top few students of an amount equivalent to full or part of the University tuition fees. For bright but economically-challenged students, the University has created provisions of need based financial aids for identified students. The number of scholarships and financial support is limited and thus the University will distribute the available funds in a way that it can support maximum number of students.
Will Seacom Skills University make their students industry ready and employable?
Seacom Skills University, being a skills University, follows the procedure of “Education with Embedded Employable Skills Training” (EEEST), first of its kind in India where special emphasis will be given on Certificate Programs on Foreign Language, Communicative English and Computer Skills having tie-ups with leading organizations from different fields.
What is the University's policy on 'Ragging'?
Ragging in any form is strictly prohibited. There will be strong vigilance to ensure enforcement of the policy. Please note that Ragging is a criminal offence as per the University Policy.
How secure is the campus?
Seacom Skills University is a walled campus with a single entry and 24-hour security. In addition, state of-the-art security technology is being deployed to ensure complete safety.
How good is the medical facility on Campus?
We have an arrangement to take care of the first level assistance within the campus. All minor hospitalizations are taken care through tie ups with local hospitals. We provide 24 Hours of Medical facilities to all our students.