Kovylkino branch of the Federal State Budgetary Educational Institution of Higher Education National Research Mordovia N.P. Ogarev State University is a separate structural subdivision of the University, acting by the order of the Ministry of Education of Russia dated on March 16, 1999 No. 643 of the Charter of the University and the Regulations of Kovylkino branch.

The branch was established by order of the Ministry of Education of Russia dated on April 13, 2000 No. 1085.

The branch trains specialists for the radio engineering, electronic, engineering and social fields of the national economy and provides training for educational programs of secondary vocational education in the specialties “Technology of mechanical engineering”, “Radio engineering”, “Law and social security”, “Programming in computer systems”, “Information systems and programming” with the qualification “Designer of web and multimedia applications” which is included in the list of TOP-50the most demanded  profession in the labor market. The branch provides a system of additional education for professional programs: “Electronic equipment installer”, “Computer operator”, “Multi-skilled machine operator”. Apart from the base specialty, all graduates receive a number of related professions. Additional trainingis absolutely free of charge. Thus, the graduates are awarded diplomas of secondary vocational education and the certificates of a working profession.

In recent years, Kovylkino branch has become a center for the development of competencies in the field of IT technologies. Students of the branch are active participants and winners of the Republican Olympiads (contests) of professional skills, Regional and University championships “Professionals” on different competencies: “Web technologies”, “IT solutions for business using the 1C: Enterprise platform”, “Network and system administration”, “Social work”. All this is made possible by advanced technical infrastructure of Kovylkino branch. The branch is the platform forRegional Competition of the Working Professions in the Republic of Mordovia. Also it is an accredited center providing an opportunity of holding a competence-based qualification “Web Technologies”.

The branch provides the extensive facilities. Sustainable social partnership with enterprises of the defense industry provides high quality training for specialists in the household service field (radio telephony, computer equipment, digital television) and the defense industry.

On the basis of the targeted training contracts, job placement service is afforded to the graduates for up to one year following their graduation.