For instance, given the quality of its students and the niche curriculum designed by industry leaders, top global brands like Google, Microsoft, Meta, Amazon, Goldman Sachs, Siemens, Deloitte, EY, Adobe, to name a few, have been hiring Bennett University’s Computer Science Engineering students. Their salary packages stand in the front row after the IITs; the highest being Rs 57 lakh per annum, while the average for the top 10 percentile has been Rs 27 lakh per annum. In fact, industry has been making a bee line to hire interns from Bennett University even in the 5th and 6th semester, and the highest stipend has gone up to Rs 4.2 lakh per month in Meta, for example. Companies are finding BU students more suitable to work in futuristic technologies – as they have been groomed with a project-based pedagogy and an entrepreneurial mindset right through their course.
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The University has also pushed the boundaries in many other ways. With its mission to make its students global citizens, Bennett University has launched 20 International Summer schools and immersion programs with its partners including Georgia Tech, Tel Aviv University, Univ of Greenwich, NUS Singapore, Florida International University, UMKC USA, George Mason University, Stony Brook University, New York Film Academy, etc to name a few.
Bennett University is also providing students pathways for accelerated Masters programs in some of the world’s leading universities. It has joint research programs supported by more than 200 PhD and Masters students working on innovative problems important to the society. BU was the first private University to invest in Super Computing infrastructure to lead in the areas of Artificial Intelligence and Data Science. With its foray into specialisations like Quantum Computing, Virtual Reality, Drones and Cybersecurity, it is trying to fulfil the skilled workforce requirements of the country.
In the few years of its existence, so far Bennett University has published 50 patents, out of which five have been granted –reflecting BU’s deep commitment to contribution of high growth areas. The German and Australian patent agencies have granted one each of these patents –while the rest have been granted by the Indian Patent office. These patents are in the areas of agriculture, healthcare, transportation, and biotechnology. Forty six research papers by undergraduate students and close to a thousand articles by faculty have been published in international journals and conferences.
Expanding into new areas, Bennett University recently introduced an acclaimed Liberal Arts program. Its curricula emphasises the democratic ethos of education and human values and aims to promote curious and questioning minds. The Liberal Arts program at BU believes in developing dialogic thinking, making learners realise the importance of interconnectedness in life and education –and prepares students for multiple career choices down the road.
Overall, BU has adopted an extremely flexible student-oriented approach, allowing students to customise their degrees with the options of electives, open electives, minors, specialisations, audit courses, summer terms, internships, international summer schools and Honors. Admissions in Bennett are strictly merit based and it provides handsome scholarships to meritorious students.
Bennett University’s philosophy is to provide a holistic personality upgrade to its students, which among other things, ensures team-building and confidence-building measures so that they are willing to collaborate and do not fear failure. In this process, they polish multiple skills and all-round development beyond academics apart from honing their technical and professional prowess. Apart from academics, students at the schools of Media, Law, Management, Engineering and Liberal Arts have been in the forefront of displaying their passion in arts, culture, sports, and literature and have won many laurels in these areas. This has become possible due to BU’s uncompromising stance in hiring top class faculty for all its programs who also encourage the flowering of the aforementioned skillsets among many others. In fact, BU has more than fifty student clubs which makes the campus life enriching and vibrant. Hence, in every possible way, the University is transforming the student experience to the next level by gamification of learning, attentive mentoring and an enquiry-based approach.