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Best Engineering Colleges of India 2018

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Discover the science of Genetic Modification!

New Trends Making Education Fun, Effortless

Yoga as a Career THE Right Choice


WIE CONFERENCIA 2.0 20 | 21 | 22 July 2018 Delegate | Integrate | Resolve DR. K. T. MAHHE

T h e D e b u t a n t t h a t m a d e h e a d l i n e s l a s t ye a r, is back with a ZING for it's Second Edition!

CHAIRMAN, SREENIDHI EDUCATIONAL GROUP

SREENIDHI EDUCATIONAL GROUP

SREENIDHI IS NOW A GREEN CAMPUS WITH THE INSTALLATION OF 500 KWp ROOF TOP SOLAR POWER PLANT AS PART OF SOCIAL RESPONSIBILITY.

ESTABLISHMENT OF SNIST Sreenidhi Institute of Science and Technology was established in 1997 in Hyderabad under the leadership of Dr. K.T. Mahhe, Chairman Sreenidhi Educational Group, a visionary and pioneering in the field of Education who understands the needs of learners of today’s generation and believes in reformation in the Educational Sector to prepare students for the challenges of 21st Century by providing World class education and infrastructure. The institute is approved by AICTE & State Government and is affiliated to JNT University, Hyderabad. At the time of establishment, College offered five branches at B. Tech level with intake of 260 students. Now it has grown into biggest Institution in the State of Telangana with an intake of 1680 students. The college is now offering 8 B.Tech courses, 7 M.Tech courses and MBA course. The Institution is attracting very best students who are in the top five % of rankers in Common Entrance examination conducted by the State Government.

ACCREDITATIONS

DYNAMIC CURRICULUM

College has submitted itself for accreditation by NBA at the age of five and half years and all the five courses for which applications were submitted were accredited by NBA. All UG and PG courses are accredited by NBA for two to four cycles.The Institute is accredited by NAAC with “A” grade. The college is also considered as high performing institution in Asia Pacific Region by WCRC, Singapore.

The curriculum is continuously revised based on the skill in demand analysis and the inputs received from members of the industry in Board of Studies, feedback from recruiting companies, alumni feedback from students appearing placement Interviews etc. SNIST is the one of the twenty five colleges selected by IBM for the IBM-ICE program to participate in curriculum development in IoT, Cloud Computing and Data Science. IBM has conducted faculty development program in these new technology areas who in turn are teaching our students. Besides this, the world renowned ERP organization SAP has introduced SAP subject in our curriculum which has also offered faculty development program so that the faculty is empowered to teach this course. Oracle corporationhas also entered into MOU with our college for conducting certification programs to our students.

EXCELLENT TEACHING-LEARNING PROCESS The college's view is that there is no meaning for teaching if learning doesn't takes place. Our faculty is dedicated in making every student understand the subject and also to train them to be life-long learners.


SREENIDHI EDUCATIONAL GROUP

SREENIDHIANS MARCH ON TO A NEW HORIZON 24 March 2018

@ Sreenidhi Institute of Science and Technology Campus

PROMOTION OF RESEARCH& DEVELOPMENT Lot of emphasis is given to research to provide solutions to industrial and societal problems & to develop new technologies. Institute is encouraging the faculty to do academic research and to take up research projects from various GRANT-IN-AID projects from DRDO, UGC, DST, AICTE etc. Incentives are given to the extent of 1.2% of project sanction amount to the faculty. At present 7 research projects worth `90 Lakhs are ongoing and a dozen projects were completed worth `1.2 crores. `50 Lakhs per annum is provided by the Institute for academic research.

ENCOURAGEMENT FOR CONSULTANCY ACTIVITY Institute is providing consultancy to industries and other institutions. Number of MOUs are signed with industries such as ISRO, DRDO, Singereni Collieries & also with Cherlapally Industrial associations, Hyderabad. Consultancy projects worth more than `50 Lakhs have been executed.

PLACEMENT RECORD

EMPHASIS ON FILING OF PATENTS

PROMOTION OF ENTREPRENEURSHIP

Lot of emphasis & encouragement is given to students and faculty to apply for patents. The expenses towards this is liberally provided by the Institute. At present 5 patents are granted and 21 patents are filed / published by students and faculty. It is very heartening that majority of patents are filed with the contribution of Under Graduate students.

Department of Science and Technology, Govt of India has sanctioned Entrepreneurship Development center for this college and has provided `21 lakhs as a grant. The students are encouraged to take up career in Entrepreneurship. This flagship program in collaboration with ISB to provide training in entrepreneurship is well applauded.

WE ARE VERY GLAD TO PLACE ON RECORD THAT ABOUT 80% OF OUR GRADUATES ARE PLACED IN THE CAMPUS. MANY COMPANIES INCLUDING INFOSYS, WIPRO, CAP GEMINI, COGNIZANT, ACCENTURE ETC COME FOR CAMPUS PLACEMENTS. A FEW STUDENTS GET A PACKAGE OF `15 LAKHS PER ANNUM.

www.sreenidhi.edu.in

Yamnampet, Ghatkesar, Hyderabad - 501 301.Telangana Ph: +91 84152 00595 | E-mail: Info@sreenidhi.edu.in


Contents

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Why a tough job market for Engineers? Innovation is a key driver for increasing living standards and quality of life. In a dynamic world, our future health, wellbeing and prosperity depend on our ability to innovate. India has been a world leader in science, although we often struggle to convert our inventions into innovations. Special Feature Discover the science of Genetic Modification! ..................................................................14

Features

l Lights Camera Action: A Guide to Filmmaking ............................................................ 48 l New Trends Making Education Fun, Effortless ............................................................ 56 l Yoga as a Career: The Right Choice .............................................................................. 60

VIEW POINT l Developing Curiosity Fosters Quality Education ........................................................... 86

GUEST COLUMN l Dr Meenakshi Khurana, PVC, Manav Rachna University.............................................. 88 l R L Trikha, Director, FIITJEE ......................................................................................... 90

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Dr KT Mahhe, Chairman, Sreenidhi Educational Group ................................... 64 Dr (Col) A Garg, Director, KIET Group of Institutions................................................... 66 Dr D Srinivasan, Prinicpal, K.Ramakrishnan College of Engineering ............................... 68

Dr K S Badarinarayan, Prinicpal, M S Engineering College ................................... 70 Dr K Ramakrishnan, Secretary, M Kumarasamy College of Engineering........ 72 Vimala Britto, Secretary and Correspondent, St. Britto’s Group of Institutions .................74 Professor Sowmya Narayanan Sadagopan, Director, IIIT-Bangalore .............................. 76 CA SK Gupta, Chairman, RCE ..................... 78 Dr S Muruganandam, Principal, KRCT ...... 80 Dr P Santosh Kumar Patra, Principal, St. Martin’s Engineering College ............... 82 Dr M Janga Reddy, Principal, CMR Institute of Technology ............................................... 84


Letters to the Editor How to Train your Aptitude? The Do’s and Don’ts for CLAT The feature is an actual pile-driver. I want to pursue Law and therefore was concerned on what to go through and opt for as study materials and references before appearing for CLAT. The list and details, with the entirety of Law as a career option will effectually enhance my knowledge about this educational domain. Prerna Dutta, Guwahati Revival of Indian Universities through research While the desired levels of research remain weak points, Indian higher education also suffers from lack of funds, and its largely a linear model with little focus on specialization. To improve the system we need to improve teaching pedagogy, build synergies between research and teaching, and facilitate alliance of higher institutions, research centers and industries. Anjanav Agarwal, Pondicherry Bringing Fitness to the Masses Today, consumers are looking towards technology to enhance their fitness efforts, and industry predictions suggest that this trend will only grow further. As such, fitness companies will need to adopt new technologies in order to reach new customers as well as ensure quality experience for them. The coalition between technology and fitness is here to stay. Dr. Terra S Pauly, Trivandrum Cosmetology: A Career for Ultra-Modern Youth I have been practicing cosmetology since the last 5 years. Alongwith experience and reputation, the career possibility in the industry of beauty is endless. Trained cosmetologists are well paid in beauty parlours, highend salons and in luxurious hotels/resorts. Makeup professionals are in demand in television and film industries. Also, in demand in the world of fashion. Sania Mehrotra, Gurgaon Role of Education and Educators in Modern India If we talk about quality higher education, it will come from the private sector. Government doesn’t have enough funds to invest in higher education. With the increasing demand for higher education, privatization seems the only way. But government should keep a check on institutes. The higher education system can improve only with the right association of the public and private sector. Rituraj Sharma, Andheri 8 < CAREERCONNECT < April 2018

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Why STEM education is necessary in the Indian education sector

UGC gives autonomy to four Andhra Pradesh educational institutes

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TEM Education, known for its focus on Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths, is relatively a new term in the Indian education sector. A robust STEM education creates critical thinkers, problem-solvers, and next generation innovators. Taking into consideration that India is one of the countries that produces the highest number of scientists and engineers, the growth of STEM has picked up significantly over the last few years. We are now at a stage where the number of STEM jobs are growing at a fast pace and currently outstripping the number of STEM graduates. Despite having the top quality talent, the exam-focused education model of the past has limited these students when it comes to innovation, problem-solving and creativity. This is where the STEM players come in to fill this gap. This is due to the fact that technology, gadgets and gizmos fascinate them. But, the leap from being a user of technology to an innovator rarely happens and, if at all, it is a very slow transition. The link between engineering-technologyentrepreneurship is evidently missing in India.

Young Engineer and Scientist’s award conferred to 14 IIT students

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he Honda Motor India Pvt Ltd (HMI) has presented the ‘Young Engineer and Scient ist’s awa rd for 2017-18’ to 14 I I T ( I nd ia n I n st it ute of Technology) students. They will get USD 3,000 each and will be sent to Japan for higher studies. The honour recognises the academic performance of students, a release issued by HMI said. The selected students are from six IITs – Delhi, Bombay, Ma d r a s , K h a r ag pu r, Kanpur and Hyderabad. 10 < CAREERCONNECT < April 2018

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ere is good news for the student community of Rayalaseema region as the Central Government has issued orders according Category-1 status to Sri Venkateswara University (SVU) and Rashtriya Sanskrit Vidyapeetha (RSVP). Speaking to Express, SVU Vice-Chancellor A Damodaram and RSVP Registrar Ch P Satyanarayana expressed their happiness over the upgradation of the two higher educational institutions in the temple town. According to Satyanarayana, the two institutions shall be automatically deemed to be under Section 12B of the University Grants Commission Act, 1956 and no inspections by the UGC shall be required for the same, and we may start new courses, academic programmes, departments and study centres in disciplines that form part of their existing academic framework without approval of

the UGC, provided no demand for fund is made from the government for the purpose. The degree programmes shall be consistent with the approved nomenclature of the UGC. Diploma and certificate courses approved by its statutory authorities or statutory regulatory authorities wherever required, may be started in new and innovative areas that are relevant to local, national or international needs, with information to the UGC. The SVU Vice-Chancellor recently said, “Now, we can start skill courses in consistent with the National Skills Qualification Framework (NSQF) without the approval of the UGC. We can also set up research parks, incubation centres, university society linkage centres, in selffinancing mode, either on our own or in partnership with private partners, without the mandatory approval of the UGC.

Indian education sector needs holistic relook: Experts

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ndia needs to have a comprehensive relook at its education sector to prepare its youth which comprise over 50 per cent of the 1.3 billion population for the future, educationists and experts have suggested. Speaking recently at the sixth Global Education and Skills Forum (GESF) in Dubai, the experts called for a shift in the policy to meet the challenges of the changing times. “A relook at the Indian education sector is inevitable given that the cur rent system was developed in the pre-Independence era for just five per cent of the population and that too for clerical roles, with no room for creativit y or promoting

social reorganisation,” said Aditya Nataraj, Founder director Kaivalya Education Foundation, a social change organisation working in the f ield of education. He suggested a shift f r om a s y s t e m of “ mo n it o r i ng, inspection and suspension” to one that “enables, empowers and inspires” young people.


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Indian Muslims welcome move to modernize Islamic schools

This foundation brings cutting-edge science to Indian schools

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uslim groups in India have welcomed a federal government move to modernize traditional Islamic schools so they can do more than teach students Islam-centered subjects and languages. Indian child rights groups recommend providing a broader curriculum at over 40,000 madrasas, the traditional Islamic schools that dot India’s villages and towns. An estimated 3.5 million children study at these. “Subjects like modern science, history and mathematics should be introduced. There is a strong need for such a measure,” Mohammad Rajbalim, a Muslim leader in the northern Indian state of Himachal Pradesh, told ucanews.com. The National Commission for the Protection of Child Rights (NCPCR)

recommended in early March that traditional Muslim schools should fall under the Right to Education Act. This would make it mandatory to provide free and compulsory education to children until the age of 14. “A large number of Muslim children are being deprived of their right to education” as they only receive religious instruction, the commission said. It expressed concern over the poor quality of education being offered at madrasas and said the children coming out of them are as well qualified as those with no proper schooling. Muslim leaders agree that a curriculum which focuses on teaching children how to read and memorize the Quran and learn Islamic jurisprudence is not comprehensive enough to set them up for modern life.

Pay what you can afford plan for Indian schools in Oman

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o child will be denied and education by Indian schools in Oman over the parents’ inability to pay fees, the Board of Directors (BOD) of these schools has clarified. BOD Chairman Wilson V George said: “Any parent who is financially challenged and unable to pay the infrastructure fees as a lump sum amount, upon submission of a written request, will be granted the option to pay it in convenient instalments.” T he st atement comes af ter a majority of the Indian schools in Oman, including those in Muscat, Al Ghubra, Seeb, Darsait, Buraimi and Salalah, introduced a non-refundable

cience curriculums in Indian schools has struggled to keep pace with rapid advance in science and technology, happening in the rest of the world. With students being offered almost no exposure to new sciences in the classroom, Prachi Jha, Ivneet Singh and Dr Archana Sharma came together to form Life Lab Foundation which aims to bring cutting edge science to schools a c ross t he cou nt r y through its various initiatives. Dr Archana Sharma is currently the only permanent Indian scientist at CERN and has been there for over three decades. India has become an associate member state of CERN in recent years. In her time working at CERN, Archana has strived to make a difference in the education sector in India and has been active in that space. She has also made efforts to connect India with CERN, following which a number of opportunities have opened up for I ndians at CERN. She met Iv neet Si ngh, who shared her interests and ideas about introducing science to students in Indian schools. Ivneet, during a visit to CERN, and Archana spent considerable time together and connected with the idea of doing something which was more relevant academically.

Teacher’s display projects under Rashtriya Avishkar

infrastructure fee of OMR100 for new admissions, and OMR10 for existing students. The collections are meant to fund the building of new schools and upgrading of the facilities at the existing institutions. A large number of Indian schools have also increased t u it io n fe e s , s t a r t i ng f r o m t h e academic year beginning April 2018.

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eachers of 40 Gover n ment schools pre pa red d if ferent projects and activities in the subject of Mathematics and Science under Rashtriya Avishkar Abhiyan, 2017-18, u nde r t he g u id a nce of Mentoring Institute. The teachers demonstrated Projects and Activities during an event which was organized at Gover n ment Model Sen ior Secondary School, in Sector 35D, Chandigarh. April 2018 < CAREERCONNECT < 11


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Pre-primary schools lack clear-cut policy

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hile the Telangana school educat ion de pa r t ment has accorded recognition to over 4,000 pre-primary schools for the 2018-19 academic year, managements r ue how the state has issued no clear policy on the curriculum and teacher training programmes for these institutions. The department, however, has made it mandatory for these schools to employ a sufficient number of qualified teachers, trained ayahs and other supporting staff for the safety of children. While managements ack nowledged the emphasis on infrastructure and safety measures, they said that the department should have also looked into the issue of curriculum, textbooks and teacher training for pre-primary sections. “The pre-primar y section is crucial as the brain development of a child happens at the age of two-and half years to five years. While the government has accorded r e c o g n i t io n , i t h a s f a i l e d t o acknowledge the need for a uniform curriculum for the most cr ucial period of a child’s growth,” said S Madhusudan, founder of a 30-yearold private school that recently secured recognition.

Set up panel to inspect school buildings: Madras High Court

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he First Bench of the Madras HC has directed the State to constitute a panel, headed by the Chief Educational Officer (CEO) and comprising other experts, in all districts to inspect schools and ensure that they conform to the regulations and safety norms with regard to buildings. The provisions of the National Building Code shall also be taken note of, said the Bench of Chief Justice Indira Banerjee and Justice Abdul Quddhose.

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Hyderabad: Now, schools force parents to buy uniform

overnment’s attempts to stop private schools from f leecing parents -- in the name of selling books and uniforms -- have fallen flat this year too. Express has found that several international and private schools continue to flout these norms laid out by the State education department with impunity. Fresh sessions have already begun in several of these schools affiliated to CBSE since there is just a one-week gap between final examinations and commencement of the new academic year. Now, parents are left with no choice but to pay through the nose for the books, stationery and uniforms, shoes and even bags which many claim are not just overpriced but also of poor quality. This is in addition to 10 -15 per cent hike in fee this year. One international school, in fact, refused to give books to parents until

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they bought uniform - two sets each of both regular and sports. “It was only after a group of parents resisted that the director of the school met them and told them that there was a miscommunication regarding the issue. We were told that we did not have to buy uniforms. The catch, however, was that only those parents who protested were informed this, others were still forced to buy both books and uniforms,” said a parent, on condition of anonymity.

Karnataka: Parent-teacher meetings must at government schools

or the first time in the history of state government schools, the state Primary and Secondary Education Department has decided to introduce parent teacher meetings (PTMs) from the next academic year. Keepi ng i n li ne with the pr ivate schools, the department has decided to make it mandatory for all government schools in the state. According to the department, the school headmaster or headmistress must organise PTMs once in three months. A sen ior of f icial f rom t he depar tment said, “This is to keep parents updated about their children’s academics and also extra curricular activities in the school.”State Primary and Secondary Education Minister Tanveer Sait said, “These regular meetings will help both the parents and the teachers k now about the child’s development. I have informed my department officials to make it mandatory to convene PTMs in all the government schools from the next

academic year.” However, though this move has been welcomed by teachers, they are doubtful about its success. A senior teacher from a state government higher pr imar y school in Rajarajeshwar i Nagar said, “Normally, the parents who send their kids to government schools are from economically weak families and many of them work long hours to make a living. In such cases, we doubt that they will be able to make it to the meetings if we invite them, because they do not have flexible work hours.”


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IIT Madras strikes hat-trick in NIRF Rankings For the third consecutive year, the institute is ranked the Best Engineering College in the country by the HRD Ministry

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ndian Institute of Technology Madras (IIT Madras) has emerged as the top ranked engineering institute in the country for the third consecutive year. It is declared as the No. 1 among engineering institutes in the India Rankings 2018, conducted by National Institutional Rankings Framework (NIRF) of the Ministry of Human Resource Development, Government of India. IIT Madras also retained its position in the overall category, where it was adjudged as the ‘Second Best Institution’ in the country, next to Indian Institute of Science Bangalore, under the Overall Ranking of Institutions. The results for NIRF 2018 were announced at a function held in Vigyan Bhawan at New Delhi, where the top ranked institutions in various categories were bestowed awards by Prakash Javadker, Union Minister for Human Resource Development (HRD) along with Satya Pal Singh, Minister of State for HRD Ministry.

Speaking about this achievement, Prof. Bhaskar Ramamurthi, Director, IIT Madras, said, “The ranking is an affirmation of the consistent hard work of our faculty, staff and students and the zeal with which we are implementing and exceeding the targets of our Strategic Plan 2020. IIT Madras leads in research as well as industry collaboration anchored by its hugely successful Research Park. Our students and scholars get placed in the best companies and research institutions worldwide. We will continue to forge ahead with the same energy to achieve ever greater heights.” Started in 2015, NIRF outlines a methodology to rank educational institutions across the country. The parameters used for ranking broadly cover “Teaching, Learning and Resources,” “Research and Professional Practices,” “Graduation Outcome,” “Outreach and Inclusivity,” and “Perception”. Although the broad parameters remained the same this year, there were significant changes in some of the sub-parameters. From 2017, besides

being ranked under specific disciplines, large institutions were also given a common overall rank. This year, educational institutions across the country were ranked in nine categories – Overall, Universities, Engineering, Colleges, Management, Pharmacy, Medical, Architecture and Law. The IIT Madras Strategic Plan spells out quantified targets for all key pillars of the Institute. These include a flexible curriculum suited to the aspirations of today’s youth, significant increase in faculty strength, a thriving research programme reflected in rapidly increasing publication quality and count, India’s strongest industryacademia collaboration epitomized by the country’s first university-based Research Park, an effervescent startup ecosystem with nearly a hundred companies being currently incubated, a rapidly expanding programme of collaborations and student exchanges with leading global universities, and an impressive placement record. April 2018 < CAREERCONNECT < 13


SPECIAL FEATURE

Discover the science of Genetic Modification! For some, simply earning a decent salary and enjoying strong job security isn’t enough to satisfy. Instead, working in a field that challenges them to make a major impact on the future of our species is something that is just as significant as a paycheck. If this sounds like you, one career option you may want to consider is to become a Genetic Engineer. Upamanyu Borah expounds more about the job and its future prospects.

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enetic engineering is a relatively new branch of engineering as compared to the conventional engineering branches like Mechanical, Computer, Electrical, Civil, etc. But, considering the buzz it has generated over the last few years, genetic engineering has emerged as one of the best choices for engineering students with a wide range of career opportunities. A number of Indian students have also been keen on pursuing this field as a career.

To become a Genetic Engineer, the minimum education requirement will be a bachelor’s degree in Biochemistry, Biophysics, Molecular Biology, or Molecular Genetics

Genetic Engineering – Science of modifying Genomes Genetic engineering also referred to

as genetic modification, deals with building or modification of human genome or an organism’s genome to

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change its biological and chemical properties to meet desired results. The study of genetic engineering involves insertion of new genetic material at an unspecified location in the host genome by isolating and copying the genetic material of interest using molecular cloning methods to generate a DNA sequence containing the required genetic elements for expression, and then inserting this construct into the host organism. Options to explore Despite its recent evolution, genetic engineering has developed into a vast subject with different subdomainsoffering several avenues of


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List of Genetic Engineering research centers in India The following institutes and research organizations are dedicated to undertake high quality research work in the field of Genetic Engineering and its allied areas: International Centre for Genetic Engineering and Biotechnology (ICGEB), New Delhi Jawaharlal Nehru Centre for Advanced Scientific Research (JNCASR), Bangalore Rajiv Gandhi Centre for Biotechnology (RGCB), Thiruvananthapuram Institute of Genomics and Integrative Biology (IGIB), New Delhi Tata Institute of Fundamental Research (TIFR), Mumbai Indian Institute of Science (IISc), Bangalore The National Institute of Immunology (NII), Delhi M S Swaminathan Research Foundation (MSSRF), Chennai Centre for Cellular & Molecular Biology (CCMB), Hyderabad National Centre for Cell Science (NCCS), Pune Institute of Microbial Technology (IMTech), Chandigarh Centre for Stem Cell Research (CSCR), Vellore Anna University K B Chandrashekar (AU-KBC) Research Centre, Chennai Indian Institutes of Science Education and Research (IISER) IIT Biotechnology Departments

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Rank

Courses Offered

College/Institute

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SRM University, Chennai

B.Tech, M.Tech and PhD in Genetic Engineering

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Bharath Institute of Science and Technology, Chennai

M.Techin Genetic Engineering

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Aryabhatta Knowledge University, Patna

B.Tech and M.Techin Genetic Engineering

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Indian Institute of Technology (IIT), Kharagpur

B.Tech, M.Tech in Biotechnology & Biochemical Engineering

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Indian Institute of Technology (IIT), Madras

B.Tech in Biotechnology, M.Tech in Biotechnology

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Indian Institute of Technology (IIT), Guwahati

B.Tech in Biotechnology

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AWH Special College, Calicut

B.Sc. in Genetics

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Delhi University, New Delhi

M.Sc. in Genetics

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Andhra University

M.Sc. in Human Genetics

study and research. At present, there are three basic study streams as far as genetics is concerned. Plant Genetic Engineering: This field is mainly concerned with the agriculture industry. In agriculture, genetic engineering is used to create genetically modified crops or organisms in order to produce genetically modified foods. It may be in terms of increased production

Eligibility Criteria Genetic Engineering is a combination of Biotechnology, Biochemistry, Microbiology and some other related areas. To become a genetic engineer, the bare minimum education requirement will be a bachelorâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s degree in Biochemistry, Biophysics, Molecular Biology, or Molecular Genetics. Candidates who want to pursue a successful career in the field of genetic engineering can opt for either

Biotechnology/Genetics is around four years while B.Sc in Biotechnology is around three years. Postgraduate level: Postgraduate level academic programs offered under genetic engineering are accessible to graduates who have accomplished their B.Tech or B.Sc degree in genetics, biological sciences, life sciences, and biotechnology. Selection to the M.Tech program is done on basis of the marks secured by aspirants in a national level

Some institutes offer genetics as a specialisation option under B.Tech in Biotechnology or Biochemical Engineering program potential, resistance against diseases, development of seedless fruits, increasing nutritional content of the agricultural product and others. Human Genetic Engineering: This up-and-coming field has helped healthcare professionals counter many deadly diseases at the foundational level. The technique has been successfully used to eradicate many hereditary health problems by introducing normal genes that replace the damaged ones. Animal Genetic Engineering: This is a nascent field in genetic engineering. However, many researchers and scientists have been trying to develop animal genetic engineering to preserve DNA of endangered species and some are even attempting to review a few extinct species through fossil reconstruction. 16 < CAREERCONNECT < April 2018

an undergraduate or postgraduate level program, or at least a diploma offered in the related field. Undergraduate level: Students who wish to join genetic engineering after completion of Class 12/10+2 can join B.Tech in Genetics program at any reputed institute. Generally, the eligibility criteria for admission are Class 12th pass with PCMB (Physics, Chemistry, Biology and Maths) as compulsory subjects. Some institutes also offer genetics as a specialization option under B.Tech in Biotechnology or Biochemical Engineering program. Admissions to B.Tech in genetic engineering are offered through entrance or equivalent exams carried out by the Indian Institute of Technology(s). The selection of students to this program is based on the marks secured by them in the JEE or the qualifying exam. The course duration for B.Tech/BE,

admission test. The Graduate Aptitude Test in Engineering (GATE), Entrance Exam (IIT) and the All India Combined Entrance Test (AICET) carried out by Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU), New Delhi, are a few examples of the M.Tech entrance exams. M.Sc, M.Tech (Genetics) is offered as a two year program in various universities. One who desires for further study and research can pursue PhD in genetic engineering offered as a two year program by premium institutes like IITs and several foreign universities and research centres. Opportunities for Genetic Engineers In India, there are several sectors that give employment to genetic engineers and professionals; therefore, a career in genetic engineering is promising. Genetic engineers are mainly absorbed in medical and pharmaceutical industries, agricultural sector, in the


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Top Recruiters The National Institute of Immunology (NII), New Delhi The Centre for DNA Fingerprint and Diagnostics (CDFD), Hyderabad CSIR-The Institute of Genomic and Integrative Biology (IGIB), New Delhi Biochemical Engineering Research and Process Development Centre (BEPRDC), Chandigarh

Books and Study Materials A detailed list of books to help in the study of Genetic Engineering: Genetic Engineering by Desmond Nicoll Introduction to Biotechnology and Genetic Engineering by A.J. Nair Techniques in Genetic Engineering by AksanKurnaz The Practical Handbook of Genetic Algorithms Applications by Chapman and Hall/CRC Current Protocols in Molecular Biology by Ansubel FM, Brent R Principles of Gene Manipulation: An Introduction to Genetic Engineeringâ&#x20AC;? by Old RW, Primrose SB Molecular cloning by Sambrooks and Russel Methods in Enzymology by Berger Sl, Kimmer AR

research and development departments of government and private sector. Many also take up teaching as an option. Pharmaceutical and Biotechnology Industries: They are the biggest employers for genetic engineers in the private sector. Genetic engineers are employed as research agents to develop new and innovative techniques that would aid to healthcare and agricultural sector. Agriculture Sector: Agriculture is another promising field that has produced exciting employment opportunities for genetic engineers. They are hired by agriculture development firms for developing genetically modified food products such as high yielding seeds, seedless fruits and other similar products. Research Laboratories: Medical and biological research facilities across India offer entry level positions to genetic engineer graduates. However, as entry level positions, the work primarily involves testing which is diagnostic in nature.

Attending conferences related to a specific genetic engineering field. Genetic engineers must be comfortable to extend their work timeline in case of special projects.

After gaining sufficient experience in this field, Genetic Engineers are granted handsome salary which is at par with other traditional engineering domains

Universities / Institutes: The growing interest of students in the field of genetic engineering subject has escalated the demand for qualified and trained teachers and professors. Many undergraduate and postgraduate degree holders in genetics are hired at teaching position in different universities and institutes across India and abroad.

How much salary one can expect? Salary package of a genetic engineer is determined based on qualification, experience, working area, etc. Generally, after gaining sufficient experience in this field, genetic engineers are granted handsome salary which is at par with other traditional engineering domains.

Responsibilities & Challenges A genetic engineer must be well informed and knowledged about the concepts of the subject matter, its present and future prospects.

On an average, genetic engineers draw a monthly salary of ` 18,000 to 25,000 as starters in research laboratories, which do increases with the persons experience and knowledge

The study and research related works after conducted should be kept under proper care by genetic engineers. For an effective workflow, genetic engineers need to maintain strong communication with various firms and industries. Genetic engineers have to research, prepare and coordinate scientific publications. The engineer will be 18 < CAREERCONNECT < April 2018

responsible for researching, editing, writing clinical as well as statistical reports, study protocols and summarise data from clinical studies.

Biotech and Pharma companies comparatively offer genetic engineers a pay between ` 20,000 to 30,000 per month If one is open to overseas placements, genetic engineering job can be quite rewarding as multinational pharmaceutical companies pay much better compared to their Indian counterparts.


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Why a tough job market for Engineers? For a country that produces an estimated 10-15 lakh engineers every year, the fact that most of them are unemployable is quite worrisome. But even more daunting is the fact that these engineering graduates donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t get jobs because they lack basic skills. This is mainly because of the dearth of good instructors as well as misaligned college curriculums. Upamanyu Borah elucidates the complex problems associated along with a dedicated solution to the crisis. 20 < CAREERCONNECT < April 2018


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nnovation is a key driver for increasing living standards and quality of life. In a dynamic world, our future health, wellbeing and prosperity depend on our ability to innovate. India has been a world leader in science, although we often struggle to convert our inventions into innovations. Engineers play a critical role in innovation and in improving society. This shall become more important as our society transitions to high tech, high value-added activities. Many experts worry that India still needs to produce more engineers in order to stay competitive in the global marketplace. At present, the industry is seeing a significant growth in India, with a number of engineering institutions c om i ng up. A long w it h re put e d engineering institutions like IITs and NITs, there has been a spurt of private engineering colleges as well. Also, the scope of engineering domain has broadened, venturing into different disciplines of engineering. With the grow th of indust r ies in India, the requirement for skilled professionals in the engineering sector has also risen. Today, engineering graduates need not go in search of jobs to western countries; since India has emerged as an in dustrial hub in both public and private sector, creating various job opportunities. The need of the hour is engineering graduates with the requisite talent to contribute in the success and growth of Indian industries, which will result in the growth of the economy of the country.

â&#x20AC;&#x153;We believe that applied technology is very important, but understanding the core principles of engineering science provides the base foundation on which a technological understanding is constructedâ&#x20AC;? Dr KT Mahhe, Chairman, Sreenidhi Educational Group

Research and teaching go hand-inhand. After all, the excitement of new research is passed on to the students. Most of the engineering colleges do not do any research and even in the IITs, what they do is generally much below world standards; the teachers are thus not able to inspire students to do research. Students, therefore, look for other challenges and are driven to opt for non-engineering areas like business management, civil services and software-oriented programs. New approaches to refor m the system and the content and delivery of technical education are necessary. There should be a shift from the textbook learning to the learning by observation and doing. Students should acquire basic knowledge and the professional thought process. They should master the art of using fundamental concepts to get practical knowledge. All that they need is proper guidance, inspiration and a challenge from both teachers and

parents. L i b e r a l i s a t i o n of t r a d e a n d technological progress has changed the entire economic scenario. Technological changes are happening at a faster pace and engineering world needs to apply some of its skills for further necessary advancements and alter the education of future generations of engineers to stay ahead. It must also met the critical needs and provide the skilled workforce to integrate new developments in the economy. What needs to be done? At present, we are witnessing a lot of technological changes. These changes, however, have not been properly used by the engineering graduates in order to compete in the present scenario. It is essential to have industry-academia interactions as it helps to impart relevant knowledge and be sustainable in the changing conditions. It helps in understanding the industryâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s changing

Spurt in engineering institutes to match the growth pace Engineering education in India is now facing new challenges. When considering Indian engineering talent, quantity trumps quality. It is true that engineering institutions have grown at a pace much faster than the economy to nurture the talent, with engineering education undergoing many changes with the advancements in technology and society. Disciplines were also added and curricula were reformed keeping in pace with the technological advancements so as to provide the required manpower for economic development. But still the result is poor quality and unemployable graduates. April 2018 < CAREERCONNECT < 21


Evolving careers in Engineering 01

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Electronics Engineering

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97 per cent of graduating engineers seek for jobs either in software engineering or core engineering. However, only 3 per cent have suitable skills to be employed in the software or product market, and only 7 per cent can handle core engineering tasks. According to the HRD ministry, India has 6,214 engineering and technology institutions which are enrolling 2.9 million students. Around 1.5 million engineers are released into the job market every year. But the dismal state of higher education in India ensures that they simply do not have adequate skills to be employed. 22 < CAREERCONNECT < April 2018


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“We lack professional and competent engineers due to the outdated curriculum, poor teaching infrastructure, shortage of good faculty, particularly in the institutes lower down the order, lack of research orientation in faculty, scarce grant funding for Innovative ideas towards product development and lack of other facilities such as specialized fabrication labs, incubation centers to facilitate new entrepreneurs.” Dr L V Narasimha Prasad, Principal, Institute of Aeronautical Engineering, HYDERABAD

requirements from the graduating students and also to make the students industry ready in terms of knowledge and skill development. It is also essential to design new programs based on new and emerging technologies and modify the curricula of existing programs. Active help can be taken from the industry to impart practical hands-on skills to the students through company visits, short industry assignments, i nt e r n sh ip s a nd p r oje c t s. G ue st lecturers from the experienced industry

in a tough situation as they neither qualify for a job in the modern sector nor have acquired entrepreneurial skills to set up their own businesses. Therefore, it is an urgent need to improve academia-industry interaction for the benefit of all the stakeholders, viz. institutions, industry, students and society. The industry benefits by utilising the knowledge imparted by the academia to improve its cost, quality and competitiveness with developing inhouse technology at a low cost. Industry

richness in the country’s engineering workforce. Students must also be inculcated the basic understanding of business processes, professional ethics and social responsibilities. One of the ways for ward is to create conditions for great research and scholarship to thrive in our IITs and other engineering colleges. The percentage of students inclined towards research and innovation is relatively less but it is increasing with time. Together with an emphasis on R&D, there is also

professionals are also essential for the students to be updated on the latest technologies and applications in the industry. However, present focus of the industry is customer satisfaction, which demands adapting new technologies and innovation so as to stay competitive. Also, resource management is gaining importance which demands higher standard of skills in a par ticular specialised area. As a result, many graduates with formal certificates, but no practical knowledge finds themselves

in turn can also benefit academia by updating and upgrading the knowledge of the professionals and students through development programmes. Again, academia benefits by improving the perspective of teachers and researchers.

a need to have social entrepreneurship and technical management as course streams in the engineering curriculum. Social entrepreneurship would not only teach the students about the problems of rural India, but how to use solid engineering in solving them. Campaigns such as ‘Digital India’ and ‘Start up India’ launched by the Government of India is also expected to offer excellent number of opportunities to think and initiate towards research and innovations.

Conclusion Eng i ne e r i ng e ducat or s mu st t ap st udent’s potent ial, passion, a nd curiosity. It is only possible if students are t aug ht how to i mprove thei r communication skills and how to bring

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Research Methodology An extensive scientometric exercise was conducted to shortlist the AICTE approved engineering institutes across the country, irrespective of whether they are stand-alone institutions or university departments.

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A detailed template was sent to all the institutes across India to collect primary data over a period of three months. The various parameters assessed through the information template were: Accreditation | Faculty | Curriculum Placements | Infrastructure | Value for money | Student’s career progress International faculties and students | Alumni opinion | Parents perception | Recent graduate’s opinion | Return on Investment Gender parity on board | Quality and capability of placement cell

Our research team did an assessment to find out individual scores secured by institutes in respective parameters based on the received information template forms.


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How we gave star ratings to the shortlisted colleges? Star ratings were given to the colleges on the basis of percentile the colleges have scored in our rating analysis. Here is the basis of ratings

Rating 5 stars 4.5 stars 4 stars 3.5 stars 3 stars 2.5 stars 2 stars

Percentile scored Above 90 percentile Between 80 – 90 percentile Between 70 – 80 percentile Between 60 – 70 percentile Between 50 – 60 percentile Between 40 – 50 percentile Less than 40 percentile

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EDUCATION

BEST ENGINEERING COLLEGES OF INDIA 2018

CAREERCONNECT proudly presents yet another rating issue which categorically rates the best engineering colleges and institutes across the country. The rating below is an extensive and exhaustive state-wise rating of the most sought after colleges in both public and private category. The purpose behind this endeavour is to highlight positioning of institutes after analysing them on various parameters, to help students make better choices. The colleges appear alphabetically against each level of star rating.

Andhra Pradesh Name of the Institution

AU College of Engineering, Visakhapatnam Aditya Institute of Technology and Management, Tekkali Indian Institute of Technology, Tirupati National Institute of Technology, Tadepalligudem Sri CR Reddy College of Engineering, Eluru Nadimpalli Satyanarayana Raju Institute of Technology, Visakhapatnam Vishnu Institute of Technology, Bhimavaram Velagapudi Ramakrishna Siddhartha Engineering College, Vijayawada GITAM University, Visakhapatnam GMR Institute of Technology, Rajam K L University, Guntur Vignan University, Guntur Maharaj Vijayaram Gajapathi Raj College of Engineering, Vizianagaram Pragati Engineering College, Suampalem RVR and JC College of Engineering, Guntur Sree Vidyanikethan Engineering College, Tirupati Indian Institute of Information Technology, Sri City Sri Venkateswara College of Engineering, Tirupati Godavari Institute of Engineering and Technology, Rajahmundry G Pulla Reddy Engineering College, Kurnool Madanpalle Institute of Technology and Science, Madanapalle Sagi Ramakrishnam Raju Engineering College, Bhimavaram Sri Venkateswara College of Engineering and Technology, Etcherla St. Annâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s College of Engineering and Technology, Chirala Bonam Venkata Chalamayya Institute of Technology and Science, East Godavari Gudlavalleru Engineering College, Gudlavalleru Audisankara College of Engineering and Technology, Gudur Gayatri Vidya Parishad College of Engineering, Visakhapatnam Anil Neerukonda Institute of Technology and Sciences, Visakhapatnam Lakireddy Bali Reddy College of Engineering, Mylavaram Prasad V Potluri Siddhartha Institute of Technology, Vijayawada 26 < CAREERCONNECT < April 2018

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BEST ENGINEERING COLLEGES OF INDIA 2018

Name of the Institution

Rating

Aditya Engineering College, Surampalem Bapatla Engineering College, Bapatla Vasireddy Venkatadri Institute of Technology, Guntur Raghu Engineering College, Visakhapatnam Vignanâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Institute of Information Technology, Visakhapatnam Bonam Venkata Chalamayya Engineering College, Odalarevu JNTUA College of Engineering, Anantapur Rajeev Gandhi Memorial College of Engineering and Technology, Kurnool Santhiram Engineering College, Kurnool College of Agricultural Engineering, Acharya NG Ranga Agricultural University, Bapatla ANU College of Engineering and Technology, Guntur JNTUA College of Engineering, Pulivendula AU College of Engineering for Women, Visakhapatnam NBKR Institute of Science and Technology, Vidyanagar Sasi Institute of Technology and Engineering, Tadepalligudem Indian Institute of Information Technology Design and Manufacturing, Kurnool Sri Sai Aditya Institute of Science and Technology, Kakinada YSR Engineering College - Yogi Vemana University, Cuddapah Annamacharya Institute of Technology and Sciences, Rajampet

Bihar and Jharkhand Name of the Institution

Rating

Birla Institute of Technology, Mesra Indian Institute of Technology, Patna Indian School of Mines, Dhanbad National Institute of Foundry and Forge Technology, Ranchi National Institute of Technology, Patna National Institute of Technology, Jamshedpur BIT Sindri, Dhanbad Bhagalpur College of Engineering, Bhagalpur Muzaffarpur Institute of Technology, Muzaffarpur Birla Institute of Technology, Patna Darbhanga College of Engineering, Darbhanga Gaya College of Engineering, Gaya Loknayak Jai Prakash Institute of Technology, Chhapra

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Chhattisgarh Name of the Institution

Rating

National Institute of Technology, Raipur Dr C.V. Raman University, Bilaspur Chhatrapati Shivaji Institute of Technology, Durg Bhilai Institute of Technology, Raipur OP Jindal University, Raigarh Government Engineering College, Raipur Bhilai Institute of Technology, Durg Raipur Institute of Technology, Raipur Rungta College of Engineering and Technology, Bhilai Institute of Technology, Guru Ghasidas Vishwavidyalaya, Bilaspur Government Engineering College, Bastar ITM University, Raipur Shri Shankaracharya Technical Campus, Bhilai

DELHI Name of the Institution

Indian Institute of Technology, Delhi Delhi Technological University, Delhi Indraprastha Institute of Information Technology, Delhi Maharaja Agrasen Institute of Technology, Delhi Jamia Millia Islamia, Faculty of Engineering and Technology, New Delhi Netaji Subhas Institute of Technology, Delhi Ambedkar Institute of Advanced Communication Technologies and Research, Delhi Maharaja Surajmal Institute of Technology, Delhi University School of Chemical Technology, Delhi Sri Guru Tegh Bahadur Institute of Management and Information Technology, Delhi Amity School of Engineering and Technology, Delhi National Institute of Technology, Delhi Bharati Vidyapeethâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s College of Engineering, Delhi GB Pant Government Engineering College, Delhi Indira Gandhi Delhi Technical University for Women, Delhi Ambedkar Institute of Technology, Delhi National Institute of Technology, Delhi Bhagwan Parshuram Institute of Technology, Delhi National Power Training Institute, New Delhi CH Brahm Prakash Government Engineering College, Delhi 28 < CAREERCONNECT < April 2018

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GOA Name of the Institution

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BITS Pilani (Goa Campus) Goa College of Engineering, Farmagudi National Institute of Technology, Goa Padre Conceicao College of Engineering, Goa

GUJARAT Name of the Institution

Rating

Indian Institute of Technology, Gandhinagar CEPT University, Ahmedabad Charotar University of Science and Technology, Petlad Sardar Vallabhbhai National Institute of Technology, Surat Dharmsinh Desai University, Nadiad Government Engineering College, Surat Institute of Infrastructure, Technology, Research and Management, Ahmedabad LD College of Engineering, Ahmedabad Lukhdhirji Engineering College, Morbi Maharaja Sayajirao University of Baroda, Vadodara Vishwakarma Government Engineering College, Ahmedabad Dhirubhai Ambani Institute of Information and Communication Technology, Gandhinagar Nirma University, Ahmedabad Pandit Deendayal Petroleum University, Gandhinagar GH Patel College of Engineering and Technology, Anand Government Engineering College, Bharuch Government Engineering College, Bhavnagar Government Engineering College, Gandhinagar Government Engineering College, Modasa Government Engineering College, Rajkot Government Engineering College, Valsad Government Engineering College, Patan Chandubhai S Patel Institute of Technology, Anand ITM Vocational University, Vadodara Navrachana University, Vadodara Sardar Vallabhbhai Institute of Technology, Anand Sarvajanik College of Engineering and Technology, Surat Birla Vishvakarma Mahavidyalaya, Anand Dr. S and SS Ghandhy College of Engineering and Technology, Surat Shantilal Shah Engineering College, Bhavnagar April 2018 < CAREERCONNECT < 29


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EDUCATION

BEST ENGINEERING COLLEGES OF INDIA 2018

Name of the Institution

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Rai University Shree Swami Atmanand Saraswati Institute of Technology, Surat AD Patel Institute of Technology, Anand

Haryana Name of the Institution

Panipat Institute of Engineering and Technology, Panipat National Institute of Food Technology Entrepreneurship and Management, Sonipat Amity University, Manesar SRM University, Sonepat University Institute of Engineering and Technology, Kurukshetra University, Kurukshetra University Institute of Engineering and Technology, Maharshi Dayanand University, Rohtak YMCA University of Science and Technology, Faridabad Deenbandhu Chhotu Ram University of Science and Technology, Murthal Jan Nayak Ch. Devi Lal Memorial Government Engineering College, Sirsa SGT Institute of Engineering and Technology, Gurgaon Maharishi Markandeshwar University, Ambala Ansal University, Gurgaon Guru Jambheshwar University of Science and Technology, Hisar Faculty of Engineering and Technology, Manav Rachna International University, Faridabad National Power Training Institute, Faridabad RP Inderaprastha Institute of Technology, Karnal Vaish College of Engineering, Rohtak Delhi College of Technology and Management, Palwal Dronacharya College of Engineering, Gurugram Kurukshetra Institute of Technology and Management, Kurukshetra Al-Falah School of Engineering and Technology, Faridabad Ambala College of Engineering and Applied Research, Ambala Haryana College of Technology and Management, Kaithal Hindu College of Engineering, Sonepat Rattan Institute of Technology and Management, Faridabad Seth Jai Parkash Mukand Lal Institute of Engineering and Technology, Yamunanagar Asia Pacific Institute of Information Technology, Panipat Ganga Institute of Technology and Management, Jhajjar Lingayaâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s University, Faridabad The Technological Institute of Textile and Sciences, Bhiwani BM College of Technology and Management, Gurugram Suraj College of Engineering and Technology, Mahendragarh 30 < CAREERCONNECT < April 2018

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Name of the Institution

Rating

NC College of Engineering, Israna Delhi Institute of Technology, Management and Research, Faridabad

HIMACHAL PRADESH Name of the Institution

Rating

Career Point University, Hamirpur Baddi University of Emerging Sciences and Technology, Baddi Indian Institute of Technology, Mandi National Institute of Technology, Hamirpur Jaypee University of Information Technology, Solan Arni University, Kangra Chitkara University, Solan A P Goyal Shimla University, Shimla Bahra University, Shimla University Institute of Information Technology, Shimla Jawaharlal Nehru Government Engineering College, Sundernagar

Jammu & Kashmir Name of the Institution

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Government College Of Engineering And Technology, Jammu National institute Of Technology, Srinagar Shri Mata Vaishno Devi University, Faculty Of Engineering, Katra Islamic University Of Science And Technology, Pulwama

KARNATAKA Name of the Institution

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International Institute of Information Technology, Bangalore BV Bhoomaraddi College of Engineering and Technology, Hubli Manipal Institute of Technology, Manipal KLE Technological University, Hubli Vidyavardhaka College of Engineering, Mysore Acharya Institute of Technology, Bangalore BMS College of Engineering, Bangalore BMS Institute of Technology and Management, Bangalore BNM Institute of Technology, Bangalore Christ University, Bangalore CMR Institute of Technology, Bangalore KLS Gogte Institute of Technology, Belgaum National Institute of Technology, Surathkal April 2018 < CAREERCONNECT < 31


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BEST ENGINEERING COLLEGES OF INDIA 2018

Name of the Institution

Ramaiah Institute of Technology, Bangalore Bangalore Institute of Technology, Bangalore PES College of Engineering, Mandya PES University, Bangalore RV College of Engineering, Bangalore SDM College of Engineering and Technology, Dharwad MS Engineering College, Bangalore Dayanand Sagar College of Engineering, Bangalore Channabasaveshwara Institute of Technology, Tumkur JSS Academy of Technical Education, Bangalore MS Ramaiah University of Applied Science, Bangalore NMAM Institute of Technology, Karkala Taluk Reva Institute of Technology and Management, Bangalore RNS Institute of Technology, Bangalore Sahyadri College of Engineering and Management, Mangalore School of Engineering and Technology, Jain University, Bangalore Sir M Visvesvaraya Institute of Technology, Bangalore The National Institute of Engineering, Mysore Ballari Institute of Technology and Management, Bellary Canara Engineering College, Mangalore University Visvesvaraya College of Engineering, Bangalore JSS Mahavidyapeetha Sri Jayachamarajendra College of Engineering, Mysore Sai Vidya Institute of Technology, Bangalore Basaveshwar Engineering College, Bagalkot Dr. Ambedkar Institute of Technology, Bangalore New Horizon College of Engineering, Bangalore Nitte Meenakshi Institute of Technology, Bangalore Siddaganga Institute of Technology, Tumkur SJB Institute of Technology, Bangalore Sri Sairam College of Engineering, Bangalore Alliance College of Engineering and Design, Bangalore Guru Nanak Dev Engineering College, Bidar MVJ College of Engineering, Bangalore Bapuji Institute of Engineering and Technology, Davangere Don Bosco Institute of Technology, Bangalore HKE Societyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s PDA College of Engineering, Gulbarga The Oxford College of Engineering, Bangalore 32 < CAREERCONNECT < April 2018

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KERALA Name of the Institution

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College of Engineering, Trivandrum Government Engineering College, Barton Hill, Thiruvananthapuram Government Engineering College, Thrissur Government Engineering College, Wayanad Government Model Engineering College, Thrikkakara National Institute of Technology, Calicut Rajiv Gandhi Institute of Technology, Kottayam Indian Institute of Science Education and Research, Thiruvananthapuram Kelappaji College of Agricultural Engineering and Technology, Tavanur Mar Athanasius College of Engineering, Kothamangalam NSS College of Engineering, Palakkad Rajagiri School of Engineering and Technology, Ernakulam SCMS School of Engineering and Technology, Ernakulam Sree Chitra Thirunal College of Engineering, Thiruvananthapuram TKM College of Engineering, Kollam Cochin University of Science and Technology, Kochi Government College of Engineering, Kannur Government Engineering College, Idukki Government Engineering College, Kozhikode LBS Institute of Technology for Women, Thiruvananthapuram College of Engineering, Adoor College of Engineering, Chengannur Government Engineering College, Sreekrishnapuram Jyoti Engineering College, Thrissur College of Dairy Science and Technology, Mannuthi, Thrissur

MADHYA PRADESH Name of the Institution

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Indian Institute of Technology, Indore Medi-Caps Institute of Technology and Management, Indore Technocrats Institute of Technology, Bhopal ABV-Indian Institute of Information Technology and Management, Gwalior Indian Institute of Science Education and Research, Bhopal AISECT, Bhopal ITM University, Gwalior Patel Group of Institutions, Indore Shri Govindram Seksaria Institute of Technology and Science, Indore April 2018 < CAREERCONNECT < 33


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BEST ENGINEERING COLLEGES OF INDIA 2018

Name of the Institution

Rating

Shri Vaishnav Institute of Technology and Science, Indore Maulana Azad National Institute of Technology, Bhopal Indian Institute of Information Technology, Design and Manufacturing, Jabalpur Institute of Engineering and Technology, Indore Madhav Institute of Technology and Science, Gwalior Institute of Engineering and Science, IPS Academy, Indore Gyan Ganga Institute of Technology and Sciences, Jabalpur IES College of Technology, Bhopal Lakshmi Narain College of Technology and Science, Bhopal Rustamji Institute of Technology, Gwalior Sagar Institute of Research and Technology, Bhopal Samrat Ashok Technological Institute, Vidisha Rajiv Gandhi Proudyogiki Vishwavidyalaya, Bhopal Ujjain Engineering College, Ujjain Vikram University, Ujjain Jabalpur Engineering College, Jabalpur Oriental Institute of Science and Technology, Bhopal Technocrats Institute of Technology, Bhopal Jiwaji University, Faculty of Engineering, Gwalior Acropolis Institute of Technology and Research, Indore Bansal Institute of Science and Technology, Bhopal Radharaman Institute of Technology and Science, Bhopal Jaypee University of Engineering and Technology, Guna Barkatullah University Institute of Technology, Barkatullah University, Bhopal Nowgong Engineering College, Chhatarpur Amity University, Gwalior Global Engineering and Management College, Jabalpur Mittal Institute of Technology, Bhopal Shiv Kumar Singh Institute of Technology and Science, Indore Sushila Devi Bansal College of Technology, Indore

MAHARASHTRA Name of the Institution

Indian Institute of Technology, Bombay Institute of Chemical Technology, Mumbai College of Engineering, Pune Government College of Engineering, Aurangabad International Institute of Information Technology, Pune 34 < CAREERCONNECT < April 2018

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Walchand College of Engineering, Sangli Symbiosis International University, Pune Government College of Engineering, Karad Indian Institute of Science Education and Research, Pune Padmashree Dr. DY Patil Institute of Engineering and Technology, Pune Veermata Jijabai Technological Institute, Mumbai Visvesvaraya National Institute of Technology, Nagpur Amrutvahini College of Engineering, Ahmednagar Army Institute of Technology, Pune Bhartiya Vidya Bhavan’s Sardar Patel College of Engineering, Mumbai KIT’s College of Engineering, Kolhapur NMIMS Mukesh Patel School of Technology Management and Engineering, Mumbai Sinhgad College of Engineering, Pune Dr. Babasaheb Ambedkar Technological University, Lonere Government College of Engineering, Amravati Government College of Engineering, Chandrapur Government College of Engineering, Jalgaon Dr DY Patil University, Navi Mumbai Don Bosco Institute of Technology, Mumbai Fr. C Rodrigues Institute of Technology, Navi Mumbai Fr. Conceicao Rodrigues College of Engineering, Mumbai G.H Raisoni College of Engineering, Nagpur Kasegaon Education Society’s Rajarambapu Institute of Technology, Sangli KJ Somaiya College of Engineering, Mumbai KK Wagh Institute of Engineering Education and Research, Nashik Maharashtra Institute of Technology, Pune Priyadarshini College of Engineering, Nagpur Shri Guru Gobind Singhji Institute of Engineering and Technology, Vishnupuri Shri Ramdeobaba College of Engineering and Management, Nagpur Shri Sant Gajanan Maharaj College of Engineering, Shegaon Thakur College of Engineering and Technology, Mumbai Vishwakarma Institute of Technology, Pune Yeshwantrao Chavan College of Engineering, Nagpur Pune Institute of Computer Technology, Pune Sardar Patel Institute of Technology, Mumbai University Institute of Chemical Technology, North Maharashtra University, Jalgaon Bharati Vidyapeeth Deemed University College of Engineering, Pune April 2018 < CAREERCONNECT < 35


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BEST ENGINEERING COLLEGES OF INDIA 2018

Name of the Institution

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KDK College of Engineering, Nagpur Maharshi Karve Stree Shikshan Samstha Cummins College of Engineering for Women, Nagpur MCTâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Rajiv Gandhi Institute of Technology, Mumbai MIT Academy of Engineering, Pune Trinity College of Engineering and Research, Pune Sanjivani College of Engineering, Kopargaon SKN Sinhgad College of Engineering, Korti

NORTH EAST Name of the Institution

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Indian Institute of Technology, Guwahati Triguna Sen School of Technology, Assam University, Silchar Don Bosco College of Engineering and Technology, Assam School of Engineering and Technology, Mizoram University, Aizawl National Institute of Technology, Agartala National Institute of Technology, Silchar National Institute of Technology, Meghalaya Dibrugarh University, Dibrugarh National Institute of Technology, Manipur National Institute of Technology, Sikkim School of Engineering, Tezpur University, Tezpur North Eastern Regional Institute of Science and Technology, Papum Pare Royal School of Engineering and Technology, Guwahati National Institute of Technology, Nagaland Sikkim Manipal Institute of Technology, Sikkim Jorhat Engineering College, Jorhat Tripura Institute of Technology, Agartala

ODISHA Name of the Institution

National Institute of Science Education and Research, Bhubaneswar Indian Institute of Technology, Bhubaneswar National Institute of Technology, Rourkela Central Institute of Plastic Engineering and Technology, Bhubaneswar Centurion University, Paralakhemundi Vignan Institute of Technology and Management, Berhampur CV Raman College of Engineering, Bhubaneswar Kalinga Institute of Industrial Technology, Bhubaneswar 36 < CAREERCONNECT < April 2018

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Name of the Institution

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College of Engineering and Technology, Bhubaneswar Government College of Engineering, Kalahandi Veer Surendra Sai University of Technology, Sambalpur Siksha â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;Oâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; Anusandhan University, Bhubaneswar Silicon Institute of Technology, Bhubaneswar Silicon Institute of Technology, Sambalpur International Institute of Information Technology, Bhubaneswar Indira Gandhi Institute of Technology, Sarang College of Engineering and Technology, Bhubaneswar Gandhi Engineering College, Bhubaneswar Gandhi Institute of Engineering and Technology, Gunupur Parala Maharaja Engineering College, Berhampur Gandhi Institute for Technological Advancement, Bhubaneswar Orissa School of Mining Engineering, Keonjhar Government College of Engineering, Keonjhar Trident Academy of Technology, Bhubaneswar Orissa Engineering College, Khordha National Institute of Science and Technology, Berhampur Padmanava College of Engineering, Rourkela Krupajal Engineering College, Khordha Gandhi Institute for Education and Technology, Khordha Bhubaneswar Institute of Technology, Bhubaneswar

Punjab and Chandigarh Name of the Institution

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Indian Institute of Technology, Ropar GNA University, Faculty of Engineering and Technology, Phagwara Indian Institute of Science Education and Research, Mohali Lovely Professional University, Phagwara Gulzar College of Engineering, Khanna Gian Jyoti Institute of Management and Technology, Mohali Chandigarh Engineering College, Landran Campus, Mohali Sant Longowal Institute of Engineering and Technology, Longowal Shaheed Bhagat Singh State Technical Campus, Ferozepur Beant College of Engineering and Technology, Gurdaspur Chandigarh University, Chandigarh Chitkara University, Patiala Thapar University, Patiala April 2018 < CAREERCONNECT < 37


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DAV Institute of Engineering and Technology, Jalandhar IET Bhaddal Technical Campus, School of Engineering and Technology, Ropar BIS College of Engineering and Technology, Gagra Dr B R Ambedkar National Institute of Technology, Jalandhar Punjab Institute of Engineering and Applied Research, Mohali College of Agricultural Engineering and Technology, Punjab Agricultural University, Ludhiana Giani Zail Singh Punjab Campus College of Engineering and Technology, Bathinda Amritsar College of Engineering and Technology, Amritsar Guru Nanak Dev Engineering College, Ludhiana Guru Nanak Dev University, Faculty in Engineering and Technology, Amritsar University College of Engineering and Technology, Chandigarh University College of Engineering, Punjabi University, Patiala Rayat Bahra Faculty of Engineering, Patiala Campus, Patiala Swami Parmanand College of Engineering and Technology, Mohali Panjab University, SSG Regional Centre, Hoshiarpur College of Engineering Punjabi University, Rampura Phul Tawi Engineering College, Pathankot Punjab College of Engineering and Technology, Mohali Gurukul Vidyapeeth Institute of Engineering and Technology, Patiala Ram Devi Jindal Group of Professional Institutions, Mohali Adesh Institute of Engineering and Technology, Faridkot

RAJASTHAN Name of the Institution

NIMS University, Jaipur Birla Institute of Technology and Science, Pilani SLBS Engineering College, Jodhpur Rajasthan Institute of Engineering and Technology, Jaipur NIIT University, Neemrana School of Aeronautics, Neemrana Indian Institute of Technology, Jodhpur Banasthali University, Banasthali Manipal University, Jaipur Poornima College of Engineering, Jaipur Malaviya National Institute of Technology, Jaipur Global Institute of Technology, Jaipur Gyan Vihar School of Engineering and Technology, Jaipur 38 < CAREERCONNECT < April 2018

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Jaipur National University, Jaipur Indian Institute of Information Technology, Kota Mody University of Science & Technology, Sikar College of Technology and Engineering, Maharana Pratap University of Agriculture and Technology, Udaipur Government College of Engineering and Technology, Bikaner Government Engineering College, Bikaner MBM Engineering College, Jodhpur Rajasthan Technical University, Kota Jaipur Engineering College and Research Centre, Jaipur Jodhpur Institute of Engineering and Technology, Jodhpur Rajasthan College of Engineering for Women, Jaipur Swami Keshvanand Institute of Technology, Management and Gramothan, Jaipur JK Lakshmipat University, Institute of Engineering and Technology, Jaipur Stani Memorial College of Engineering & Technology, Jaipur Government Engineering College, Ajmer

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Indian Institute of Technology, Madras College of Engineering, Anna University, Chennai Thiagarajar College of Engineering, Madurai Karunya Institute of Technology and Sciences, Coimbatore Kongu Engineering College, Erode Government College of Technology, Coimbatore Sethu Institute of Technology, Kariapatti Loyola-ICAM College of Engineering And Technology, Chennai Nandha Engineering College, Erode PSG College of Technology, Coimbatore VIT University, Vellore Madras Institute of Technology, Chennai National Institute of Technology, Tiruchirappalli Thanthai Periyar Government Institute of Technology, Vellore Amrita School of Engineering, Coimbatore Bharath Institute of Higher Education and Research, Chennai Hindustan Institute of Technology & Science, Chennai Kumaraguru College of Technology, Coimbatore SSN College of Engineering, Kalavakkam April 2018 < CAREERCONNECT < 39


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VSB Engineering College, Karur College of Engineering,Anna University, Chennai Government College of Engineering, Salem Alagappa Chettiar College of Engineering and Technology, Karaikudi Institute of Road and Transport Technology, Erode Indian Institute of Information Technology, Design and Manufacturing, Kancheepuram BS Abdur Rahman University, Chennai Mepco Schlenk Engineering College, Sivakasi K Ramakrishnan College of Technology, Tiruchirappalli K Ramakrishnan College of Engineering, Tiruchirappalli Madras Institute of Technology, Chennai RMK Engineering College, Thiruvallur M Kumarasamy College of Engineering, Karur Coimbatore Institute of Technology, Coimbatore Adhiparasakthi Engineering College, Kancheepuram Rajalakshmi Engineering College, Kancheepuram Saranathan College of Engineering, Tiruchirappalli Sri Eshwar College of Engineering, Coimbatore Chennai Institute of Technology, Chennai KS Rangasamy College of Technology, Tiruchengode RMD Engineering College, Tiruvallur Saveetha Engineering College, Chennai Sri Venkateswara College of Engineering, Sriperumbudur Sri Krishna College of Engineering and Technology, Coimbatore Government College of Engineering, Bargur IFET College of Engineering, Villupuram Kamaraj College of Engineering and Technology, Virudhunagar Karpagam College of Engineering, Coimbatore Knowledge Institute of Technology, Salem Muthayammal Engineering College, Erode SA Engineering College, Chennai SASTRA University, Thanjavur University College of Engineering, BIT Campus, Tiruchirappalli Dr. Mahalingam College of Engineering and Technology, Pollachi Sathyabama University, Chennai Sona College of Technology, Salem Velammal Engineering College, Chennai 40 < CAREERCONNECT < April 2018

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Vel Tech Multi Tech Dr. Rangarajan Dr. Sakunthala Engineering College, Thiruvallur Government College of Engineering, Tirunelveli VSB College of Engineering Technical Campus, Coimbatore Bannari Amman Institute of Technology, Erode PSNA College of Engineering and Technology, Dindigul Sri Manakula Vinayagar Engineering College, Puducherry Hindustan Institute of Science and Technology, Kelambakkam Annamalai University, Faculty of Engineering And Technology, Annamalai Nagar KSR College of Engineering, Tiruchengode Park College of Engineering and Technology, Coimbatore Sree Sastha Institute of Engineering and Technology, Chennai Kalasalingam University, Virudhunagar Adhiyamaan College of Engineering, Hosur Easwari Engineering College, Chennai Sri Ramakrishna Engineering College, Coimbatore Sri Sai Ram Engineering College, Chennai St. Josephâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s College of Engineering, Chennai National Engineering College, Kovilpatti Valliammai Engineering College, Kancheepuram Avinashilingam Institute for Home Science and Higher Education for Women University, Coimbatore Panimalar Engineering College, Chennai Rajiv Gandhi College of Engineering and Technology, Puducherry Vels University, Chennai Anand Institute of Higher Technology, Chennai Dhanalakshmi College Of Engineering, Chennai Dr.MGR Educational and Research Institute, Chennai EGS Pillay Engineering College, Nagapattinam Francis Xavier Engineering College, Tirunelveli Meenakshi Sundararajan Engineering College, Chennai PSG Institute of Technology and Applied Research, Coimbatore Sengunthar Engineering College, Tiruchengode University College of Engineering, Kancheepuram University College of Engineering, Tindivanam Central Institute of Plastics Engineering and Technology, Chennai Dr. Sivanthi Aditanar College of Engineering, Thoothukudi Thangavelu Engineering College, Chennai April 2018 < CAREERCONNECT < 41


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Indian Institute of Technology, Hyderabad CMR College of Engineering and Technology, Hyderabad CVR College of Engineering, Hyderabad Gokaraju Rangaraju Institute of Engineering and Technology, Hyderabad Guru Nanak Institute of Technology, Secunderabad Guru Nanak Institutions Technical Campus, Ibrahimpatnam Sreenidhi Institute of Science and Technology, Ghatkesar University College of Engineering, Osmania University, Hyderabad Vasavi College of Engineering, Hyderabad VNR Vignana Jyothi Institute of Engineering and Technology, Hyderabad BITS Pilani-Hyderabad Campus, Hyderabad B V Raju Institute of Technology (BVRIT), Hyderabad G Narayanamma Institute of Technology and Science (For Women), Hyderabad ICFAI Foundation for Higher Education, Hyderabad Institute of Aeronautical Engineering, Hyderabad International Institute of Information Technology, Hyderabad Kakatiya Institute of Technology and Science, Warangal Mahatma Gandhi Institute of Technology, Hyderabad Maturi Venkata Subba Rao Engineering College, Hyderabad National Institute of Technology, Warangal St. Martinâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s College of Engineering, Hyderabad Vardhaman College of Engineering, Hyderabad JNTUH College of Engineering, Manthani Keshav Memorial Institute of Technology, Hyderabad Malla Reddy College of Engineering and Technology, Hyderabad Vidya Jyothi Institute of Technology, Hyderabad Auroraâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Technological and Research Institute, Hyderabad JNTUH College of Engineering, Sultanpur KU College of Engineering and Technology, Warangal

UTTAR PRADESH Name of the Institution

Indian Institute of Information Technology, Kanpur Indian Institute of Technology, Banaras Hindu University, Varanasi Indian Institute of Information Technology, Allahabad Motilal Nehru National Institute of Technology, Allahabad Zakir Husain College of Engineering and Technology, Aligarh 42 < CAREERCONNECT < April 2018

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Aligarh Muslim University, Aligarh KIET Group of Institutions, Ghaziabad Banaras Hindu University, Varanasi Integral University, Lucknow Jaypee Institute of Information Technology, Noida Sharda University, Greater Noida ABES Engineering College, Ghaziabad Amity School of Engineering and Technology, Noida Noida Institute of Engineering and Technology, Greater Noida Harcourt Butler Technological Institute, Kanpur Shiv Nadar University, Dadri Galgotias University, Greater Noida Dayalbagh Educational Institute, Agra Madan Mohan Malaviya University of Technology, Gorakhpur GLA University, Mathura G L Bajaj Institute of Technology & Management, Greater Noida Bharat Institute of Technology, Meerut IIMT Engineering College, Meerut Pranveer Singh Institute of Technology, Kanpur Rajkiya Engineering College, Ambedkar Nagar Ajay Kumar Garg Engineering College, Ghaziabad SRM University, Ghaziabad Meerut Institute of Engineering and Technology, Meerut Institute of Engineering and Technology, Lucknow Nitra Technical Campus, Ghaziabad Institute of Engineering and Technology, Lucknow IMS Engineering College, Ghaziabad Institute of Technology and Management, Meerut Raj Kumar Goel Institute of Technology, Ghaziabad University Institute of Engineering and Technology CSJMU, Kanpur Kamla Nehru Institute of Technology, Sultanpur Dr. Ambedkar Institute of Technology for Handicapped, Kanpur JSS Academy of Technical Education, Noida Sam Higginbottom Institute of Agriculture, Technology and Science, Allahabad Rajkiya Engineering College, Banda IEC College of Engineering and Technology, Greater Noida Shobhit University, Meerut April 2018 < CAREERCONNECT < 43


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Feroze Gandhi Institute of Engineering and Technology, Raebareli Babu Banarasi Das Northern India Institute of Technology, Lucknow Inderprastha Engineering College, Ghaziabad Krishna Institute of Technology, Kanpur Bundelkhand Institute of Engineering and Technology, Jhansi Mahatma Jyotiba Phule Rohilkhand University, Bareilly Institute of Engineering and Rural Technology, Allahabad Dr. KN Modi Institute of Engineering and Technology, Modinagar Naraina Vidya Peeth Engineering and Management Institute, Kanpur Rajkiya Engineering College, Azamgarh Rajkiya Engineering College, Bijnor Bundelkhand University, Jhansi KCC Institute of Technology and Management, Greater Noida Kashi Institute of Technology, Varanasi Radha Govind Group of Institutions, Meerut Dr. Ram Manohar Lohia Avadh University, Faizabad Saroj Institute of Technology and Management, Lucknow

Uttarakhand Name of the Institution

Indian Institute of Technology, Roorkee Roorkee College of Engineering, Roorkee College of Engineering Studies, University of Petroleum and Energy Studies, Dehradun College of Engineering Roorkee (COER), Roorkee Shivalik College of Engineering, Dehradun Graphic Era University, Dehradun ICFAI University, Dehradun Quantum School of Technology, Roorkee Tulaâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Institute, Dehradun Birla Institute of Applied Sciences, Nainital Dev Bhoomi Institute of Technology, Dehradun DIT University, Dehradun National Institute of Technology, Uttarakhand College of Technology, GB Pant University of Agriculture and Technology, Pantnagar Uttaranchal Institute of Technology, Dehradun THDC Institute of Hydro Power Engineering and Technology, Tehri Seemant Institute of Technology, Pithoragarh Institute of Technology, Gopeshwar 44 < CAREERCONNECT < April 2018

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Womenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Institute of Technology, Dehradun Gurukul Kangri Vishwavidyalaya, Haridwar

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Indian Institute of Technology, Kharagpur Jadavpur University, Kolkata Indian Institute of Technology, Kharagpur Indian Institute of Engineering Science and Technology, Shibpur Indian Institute of Science Education and Research, Kolkata Jadavpur University, Kolkata Indian Institute of Science Education and Research, Kolkata College of Engineering and Management, Kolaghat Jalpaiguri Government Engineering College, Jalpaiguri Kalyani Government Engineering College, Nadia Maulana Abul Kalam Azad University of Technology, Kolkata National Institute of Technology, Durgapur Kalyani Government Engineering College, Nadia National Institute of Technology, Durgapur Government College of Engineering and Leather Technology, Kolkata Government College of Engineering and Textile Technology, Berhampore Government College of Engineering Textile Technology, Serampore Haldia Institute of Technology, Haldia Heritage Institute of Technology, Kolkata MCKV Institute of Engineering, Howrah Meghnad Saha Institute of Technology, South 24 Parganas RCC Institute of Information Technology, Beliaghata Techno India University, Kolkata Narula Institute of Technology, Agarpara University College of Science, Technology and Agriculture, Kolkata Netaji Subhash Engineering College, Kolkata Future Institute of Engineering and Management, Kolkata National Power Training Institute, Durgapur University Institute of Technology, Burdwan BP Poddar Institute of Management and Technology, Kolkata

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Lights Camera Action A Guide to Filmmaking If you have a passion to connect with audiences through your creative expression of storytelling, then a career in filmmaking is what you should be looking at. India is, undoubtedly, the largest producer of films. Bollywood alone is valued at more than $2.28 billion, with an expected 11 per cent annual growth in the year 2017. With such growth there are ample of opportunities for filmmakers in India. Ritika Arora Bhola provides an in-depth information on the course, its prospects, required skills, and top institutions offering the course.

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e don’t make movies to make money; we make money to make more movies.” – Walt Disney. The quote sums up the passion great filmmakers possess for their creativity, talent and art. A filmmaker has a vision, an intuition, and clarity of how characters should convey their emotions, and how it should impact their audience. Filmmaking is a process that includes multiple aspects such as storytelling, 48 < CAREERCONNECT < April 2018

direction, screenplay, cinematography, the casting of actors, deciding budget and locations to shoot, etc. Many a times, filmmaking is synonymous to direction, but all directors may not be filmmakers as they may not be involved in other aspects of creating the film. The whole process of creating a film from scratch entails a lot of passion and creative clarity on the filmmaker’s part. If you have a similar passion to connect with audiences through your creative expression of storytelling, then a career in filmmaking is what you should be

looking at. Scope of Filmmaking India is, undoubtedly, the largest producer of films. Bollywood alone is valued at more than $2.28 billion, with an expected 11 per cent annual growth in the year 2017 (according to the Associated Chambers of Commerce & Industry of India). With such growth and the increasing demand for films, in both national and international markets, the demand for professionally trained filmmakers has also increased. Other than Bollywood, the South Indian


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Film Industry as well as the Punjabi Film Industry, not to forget Television channels and Ad Films, employs a great number of directors, cinematographers, screenwriters, etc. Major cities like Mumbai, Chennai, Punjab, New Delhi, and Hyderabad offers a plethora of opportunities for the talented workforce in the area of films, television, and theatre. Other than the already established film-industries, filmmakers are now being desired in other areas as well, since visual medium always attracts a large audience.

1. Businesses a r e now lo ok i ng for filmmakers to create artistic representations of their products, and communicating them to their customers. From the education sector to the fashion retail sector, shorts films are a reliable medium to reach out to the masses. 2. Many researchers and academicians hire professional filmmakers to document their findings or researches through documentary videos. These serve as a record of their work.

3. With the evolution of vlogging and blogging, film-makers are now more in demand than ever. This trend is likely to rise in the future, which means that film-making as a career option is also likely to grow. Eligibility Criteria & Skills Mostly technical courses require 10+2 with at least 50 per cent marks while other courses require at least graduation. The admission criteria in all professional courses including filmmaking include April 2018 < CAREERCONNECT < 49


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Major cities like Mumbai, Chennai, Punjab, New Delhi, and Hyderabad offers a plethora of opportunities for the talented workforce

aptitude test, personal interview and group discussion. There are diplomas, degrees and certificates to be earned in almost every specialization in filmmaking – directing, cinematography, animation, acting, photography, etc. Preferred skills cover team ability, responsibility, excellent communication, administrative skills, stamina and great visual sense. Career in Filmmaking Filmmaking as a career is very versatile and offers ample opportunities both in India and abroad. Filmmaking careers can be classified in two categories – direct or indirect. Direct careers are actually involved in film projects, whereas indirect careers include critics, archivists and distributors. There are no real single filmmaking courses. 1. Producer: You can become a producer. Their main job is to make sure that everybody else is doing theirs. He chooses the story, manages resources, appoints the cast and crew including the director, chooses locations, manages legalese etc. He can even direct. The post is usually held by Mass Comm. graduates from film and television institutes. 2. D i r e c t o r : H e i s t h e 50 < CAREERCONNECT < April 2018

producer’s right hand man. It’s him that most people will have to work with; he translates the producer’s vision. The choreography, the costume, the music and crew all rely on him. 3. Editors: Films get made in a long and jumbled mess; it’s the editor’s job to put everything in sequence. He has to work very closely with the director and the producer to keep their visions true. He chooses what must be re-shot and what need to be cut away. He does special effects and synchronizes the sound track. 4. Screenplay Writer: Books and stories have to be formatted for the screen; the screenwriter bring his creative and visualization talents to translate between these mediums. A literature graduate or anyone with

creative writing skills can pick this up. 5. Actor: Actors are the most important people in a film as viewers see them and love them. Good physical attributes and charisma can only be learned up to a degree, but degrees in acting do help hone skills. 6. Animator: Animator is a person who creates moving images; he requires more formal tangible technical skills; to make cartoons, commercials and games etc. Fine arts, graphic design and animation design graduates are best suited for this job. 7. Cinematographer: Working closely with the director, the cinematographer compiles scenes for visual impact; he decides lighting, camera angles – a job with high technical expertise requirements. 8. C a m e r a m a n : T h i s i s t h e cinematographer’s right hand man; must have high technical proficiency and an in-depth knowledge of cameras. 9. Lighting Technician/Operator: Turning day into night, or shifting moods with just the change of colour; this job requires high technical skill and experience. 10. S o u n d m e n : A d e g r e e i n audiography/electronics with a high school science background helps a lot here – recording, dubbing, sound mixing and effects - keeping all that in sync with the video. Other Film Related Careers 1. Film Critic: A film critic must be well-versed with the film industry and all the movies. His job is to review and rate movies and determine their worth. He interviews a lot of the cast and crew too.


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Preferred skills are team ability, responsibility, excellent communication, administrative skills, stamina and great visual sense 2. Film Archivist: Films can spoil and become lost; the archivist is responsible for their preservation. The job is similar to that of being a curator of the museum, only instead of dealing with artifacts; they’re dealing with photos, maps, information and media. Potential employers include: 1. Film Studios. 2. Advertising Agencies. 3. Government Departments. 4. Production Houses. 5. S e l f - e m p l o y m e n t t h r o u g h marketing of personal skills. Other Opportunities as a Filmmaker For an amateur filmmaker, there are several production houses they could work with to get experience and learn from industry biggies. For example, Dharma Productions, Balaji Motion Pictures, Viacom 18 Motion Pictures, 52 < CAREERCONNECT < April 2018

Annapurna Films, Fox Star Studios are a few top-notch companies one can aim for with the right training and skills. Other than production houses, there are a few sectors filmmakers can find work with: 1. Social Services 2. Freelancing 3. Entrepreneurial Role 4. Content Platforms 5. Vlogging Platforms 6. Advertising Agencies 7. Marketing Firms Hence, opportunities are plenty for young filmmakers to display their talent and take up this career option full-time. Critical Skills Required to be a FilmMaker This field is undoubtedly one of the most artistic and creative. There are certain skills and traits that a filmmaker should possess. A few of them are: • A filmmaker should have a good eye for detail and precision. • He/she should have excellent communication skills to convey his/her creative ideas to all those involved in the process. • A filmmaker should be intuitive and should have a vision for how all elements in a film should play out. • A filmmaker needs to be a decisive leader, as well as a quick problem solver. • A filmmaker should be comfortable

with the use of new technologies and advanced equipment. A filmmaker should be susceptible to new ideas and evolve with time and situation. He should have clarity of thought too.

Institutes offering various film making courses: 1. Whistling Woods International An institute of repute, it boasts of filmamker Subhash Ghai as its founder, and offers world-class infrastructure to impart education. Courses Offered – It offers a threeyear B.Sc./B.A. in Filmmaking with specialization. The institute also offers a two-year advanced PG Diploma in Filmmaking. Admission Process – Admissions are based on an aptitude test, creativeability test and a personal interview. USP – Apart from being started by one of the leading directors in the country, it has advanced infrastructure and amenities for students to learn the skills of filmmaking. The institute has international ties with Bradford College, Syracuse University, New York University, Tisch School of the Arts, etc. It also boasts of filmmakers such as Rakeysh Omprakash Mehra, Imtiaz Ali, and Shyam Benegal, as their guest faculty. 2. Asian Academy of Film and Television An institute located in Noida, it is one of the top choices for students who wish to pursue a career in filmmaking and journalism. Courses Offered – It offers a B.Sc. in Cinema with diploma in branches such as direction, cinematography, post production, etc. It also offers M.Sc. in Cinema within the same branches. Admission Process – The institute conducts an entrance exam, and a personal interview for the selection of students into their programmes. USP – AAFT has a prestigious alumni base including Arjun Kapoor, Rajat Arora, Mohit Marwah, and many more. It also includes a long list of actors and directors as their visiting guest faculty. The institute runs their own radio station 107.4 FM to train students! 3. Annapurna International School of Film and Media


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It is India’s first private, non-profit film school. Courses Offered – The institute offers a four-year Bachelor’s as well as a two-year Master’s in Filmmaking, other than a few allied courses. Admission Process – Admissions are based on overall profile, and interview of candidates. The profile can include academic performance, as well as extra-curricular activities. USP – It has been started by one of the most prestigious families of the South Indian Film fraternity, the Akkineni Family. It has several eminent personalities such as Hema Malini, Karan Johar, Kamal Hassan, and Shabana Azmi on their Academic Advisory Board. They offer a government recognized degree in collaboration with Jawaharlal Nehru Architecture and Fine Arts University. 4. Film and Television Institute of India One of the top institutes for media and television studies, this institute offers world-class faculty and facility to its students. Courses Offered – It offers a threeyear post-graduate diploma in direction & screenplay, cinematography, as well as art direction and production design. Admission Process – The institute conducts a written entrance test, and a personal interview for admissions into various courses. 54 < CAREERCONNECT < April 2018

USP – FTII is an autonomous institute under the Ministry of Information and Broadcasting, Government of India. Notable alumnus include Jaya Bachchan, John Abraham, and Mithun Chakraborty. It collaborates with many renowned film, media, and TV schools to conduct student exchange programmes for its students. 5. Satyajit Ray Films and Television Institute Another top film school, it is one of the premier institutes imparting education in filmmaking and cinematography. Courses Offered – It offers a threeyear postgraduate programme in cinema (direction and screenplay writing). Admission Process – An entrance exam consisting of aptitude, creative aptitude, and specific aptitude is conducted. A personal interview, and an interactive orientation is also conducted as a part of the admission process. USP – It is also an autonomous institute under the Ministry of Information and Broadcasting, Government of India. The institute boasts of an open-air theatre as well as 35mm and 16mm projection facility. It is one of the best schools to learn the art of filmmaking. International Colleges for Filmmaking Many students who wish to study filmmaking look at foreign education as the best choice, since it offers a

wide range of subjects to study and an opportunity to engage with the latest equipments, world-class faculty, etc. Top I nt er nat iona l universities an aspiring film-maker should eye for: 1. American Film Institute, Los Angeles – The Institute offers a two-year graduate programme in film-making, providing specializations in branches such as directing, editing, screenwriting, cinematography, etc. 2. New York University Tisch School of the Arts, New York – The University offers undergraduate as well as graduate programmes in film-making. It includes subjects in screenwriting, sound image, dramatic and visual writing, etc. 3. California Institute of the Arts (CalArts), California – The Institute offers both undergraduate and graduate courses in film/video, film direction, as well as animation. 4. London Film School, London – The Institute offers a master’s courses in filmmaking as well as screenwriting. It also offers a graduate course in International Film Business. 5. La Femis, Paris – The Film School offers undergraduate programmes in screenwriting, directing, production, cinematography, sound production, editing, and production design. It also offers courses in TV series development and cinema management.


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New Trends Making Education Fun, Effortless The year 2017 was a vibrant one for the Indian education sector. It introduced several trends to further transform the education landscape for the better. The two biggest beneficiaries of these changes have been the learner, who is at the centre of the learning eco-system, and the teacher, who is the principal pivot in this eco-system. Ritika Arora Bhola, with the help of IoT and several blogs, conducts an in-depth research on the trends adapted by institutions across India to make the learning process fun and effortless.

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ndian education system has seen remarkable growth and development over the last few years. With growing exposure, awareness, emerging social media, international influence and Internet of Things (IoT), Indian education system has evolved like never before, driving the growth of nation and its people.

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In the past, conventional courses like medicine, law, engineering, management etc., were considered the top most courses by prospective students, but now time has changed. Students are opting other offbeat courses like Arts & Design, Anthropolgy, Film & Television, Fashion Designing and Event Mnagement, to name a few.

Also, thanks to innovative technologies, today there are several other modes of learning, such as e-learning, distance learning, interactive CD ROM, smart classrooms, etc. This has helped in teaching students who are sitting far away in rural areas, providing costeffective courses for students, and making students well-versed with the


FEATURE curriculum. In this article, we will talk about the new emerging trends in higher education in India and internationally. Enlisted are top emerging trends in Education Education in India has been evolving from time to time, and technological advancements have resulted in more powerful learning tools and pedagogy. According to E-learning statistics, India has witnessed 55 per cent growth in e-learning in the past one year. One of the top priorities of the Indian government is to increase the literacy rate of the country. To achieve this, apart from making education free for people of all social status, the government is also adopting some new trends. Below are some of the top trends that we have compiled. 1. Blended Learning: Blended learning, also known as hybrid learning, is a formal education program that combines digital media with

Thanks to innovative technologies, today there are several other modes of learning, such as e-learning, distance learning, interactive CD ROM, smart classrooms, etc. traditional classroom methods. In other words, in a blended learning scenario, both teachers and students are present in a classroom in a traditional classroom approach, but the process of teaching and learning is mediated by computers and technology. This method of imparting education is gaining popularity and is widely preferred in India because it combines

the advantages of face-to-face, traditional learning with that of online learning. 2. Educational Applications Considered as a blessing for students â&#x20AC;&#x201C; the various educational apps help students to excel in their academics as well as in co-curricular activities. There are 75000+ educational apps in the Apple App Store and the number is much higher in the Google Play Store. These apps enable students to study, give tests online, compete with their friends, learn new concepts through fun methods, and to track their progress. Some of these educational apps can be used by parents and teachers to share updates, track the childâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s progress, etc. 3. Wearable Tech Training: Using wearable technology for fitness is something that has taken the world by storm in the past couple of years. Right now, wearable tech for educational training is the latest trend. From Virtual

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India has witnessed 55 per cent growth in e-learning in the past one year. One of the top priorities of the Indian government is to increase the literacy rate of the country Reality (VR) headsets to Augmented Reality (AR) gears, many wearable tech devices are providing students with a complete digital learning experience. Some of the other noteworthy wearable devices gaining popularity are, lifelogging gadgets such as Narrative Clip and Autographer, brain-sensing headbands such as Muse, and so on. Life-logging devices document daily happenings via a tiny camera; this technology comes handy when students are having a field trip or an industrial visit. The brain-sensing headbands, on the other hand, are helpful for teachers to understand how students react to certain activities in the classroom, by monitoring students’ brain signals. 4. Flipped Learning: A form of blended learning, flipped learning model is gradually becoming an essential educational trend in India. In a flipped learning model, students watch video lectures outside their class to learn. However, they do their homework in the classrooms under the guidance of their teachers. This method is not much popular in India yet; however, some schools and colleges are using the flipped learning method at various levels to bring dynamism to the whole concept of education by engaging students outside classroom. 5. Gamification in Learning: Edutainment or usage of games for learning has become quite popular in the recent times. Be it for students at the school level or corporate learners, gamification is believed to be effective. 58 < CAREERCONNECT < April 2018

Apart from making learners understand the concepts, game-based learning also helps in boosting a learners’ selfmorale, confidence, etc. Since young learners have a keen interest in games, this approach makes it easy for adults to garner the attention of the children towards studies via edutainment. Apart from gamification, there are other forms of edutainment, like learning via television programs, films, music, digital footprint, automated course authoring, etc., which are also gradually becoming popular in the education sector. 6. Talking Education Educators believe using videos to review lessons and teach concepts helps students learn and retain more. Between TedEd and TeacherTube, education talks a lot about everything. Students love movement, television and film utilising these snippets of information transforms the meaning of learning especially for many students who are strapped for time. 7. Underground Education According to John Taylor Gatto, teachers should choose the real world over the classroom. Students don’t learn to live

or survive in a classroom. They learn to survive in a real world so the concept of underground education challenges educators in any walk of life to give students the tools from which they need to choose to live and breathe in the world around them. If the lesson must be taught, then teach it with the aim of who they might become. 8. Asset In China, seeing education as an asset means you’re a high net worth individual or HNWI. China has approximately 1.4 million HNWI’s equaling out to around $8.7 trillion in wealth stock according to Julius Baer Group Ltd. With the cost of tertiary education rising so quickly, this also makes education a luxury item. This trend is yet to debut the Indian education process. 8. Social Status Even more significant to learning than being an asset; social status plays an underlying role in the education of a small or large group of people, whether it’s an entire country’s agenda or certain sections or communities within that country. In other words, if that community puts importance on


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Edutainment forms, like learning via movies, television programs, music, digital footprint, automated course authoring, etc. are gradually becoming popular in the education sector background to achieve their learning goals.

education as a social benefit, students and people in that community will strive to achieve it in order to raise their status in the community. 9. Constructive Struggling A Japanese form of teaching, it allows students to struggle through a lesson with guidance from their teacher. In other words, the student shouldn’t be embarrassed about failing the first time around, not even the second or third time. The instructor should actually encourage students to learn from that failure. 10. School in the Clouds After experimenting with a computer in a wall, poor children basically found a way to learn without a teacher, Sugata Mitra won the Ted Prize of $1 million in 2013. He wrote an ebook named Beyond the Hole in the Wall, which offers an ideal for education based on a very real premise that students learn no matter what social status or economic background they come from. 11. Problem Based Learning In regards to tertiary education, problem based learning is gaining popularity in

Australia. Students are given a realworld problem then they work together to find a solution to this. In Australia, nursing programmes have begun to embrace this style of teaching and learning because it challenges the students to work as if they’re dealing with real problems they’ll encounter in the workplace. Teachers find it invaluable because students learn more with this method. 12. International Objectives Many countries are creating a climate conducive to international students’ interests and desires. In 2010, $7.7 billion was spent on tuition by international students in Canada. Countries that give attention to international students find economic benefits in both education and employment. 13. MOOCs & eLearning Free education has materialised in the form of eLearning and Massive Open Online Courses as a direct result of students wanting to learn. But not having the resources to do so means they don’t have the money or the

14. Disrupting Innovation Some see online education as a disruptive process in the clean line that traditional education has managed to stronghold, which links to Herbert Stein’s law in the sense that online education is putting an end to this stronghold. Americans see this as a crisis because of the unemployment rate and the competition from China and India. In response, disruptive innovation means the expense and elitism of education is changing to provide an affordable alternative. 15. Open Innovation Open innovation promotes the idea of competition. In the business world this means opening up platforms for companies in the form of contests. In higher education, this means bringing together various institutions for competitions. It means not confining to only a select few but opening up to as many contestants as possible. 16. High-Quality Teachers Another view and criticism of education puts the success or the blame on the teachers’ low salary. Respect for the teaching profession should be shown monetarily then creating high-quality teachers. Finnish educator, Pasi Sahlberg believes that educators should be paid more and for good reason. In Finland, receiving placement in a master’s programme for teachers is harder than getting a law or medical degree. (With inputs from MIS and Teachthought)

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Yoga as a Career THE Right Choice Though Yoga Teaching career is not as lucrative as other conventional career options like engineering, law, aviation, etc. which promises handsome salary packages, it is mental satisfaction, inner peace and happiness attached with the profession that draws the attention of individuals. Well, you must know that if you are good in your field, there might be ample opportunities waiting for you! Ritika Arora Bhola, in this article talks about Yoga as a career option, its increasing importance, eligibility criteria, skills required and job opportunities.

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n today’s world, people have become more health conscious than they were ever before. From eating well-balanced diet, following a specific fitness regime to indulging in gymnasium, aerobics, dance or yoga, people try everything to stay fit and healthy. This sudden change in lifestyle is seen because of increasing work pressure, long working hours, increasing health issues, diseases and pollution. People, especially youngsters are more at risk as their work involves sitting in front of computers for long hours, therefore, yoga is an option which not only gets you the required work out but also relaxes you. Yoga is one the most natural ways of keeping the human body fit and in shape. It has also spread its wings to western countries. This natural system which began as back as three thousand years ago has been maximising on its benefits and making a difference for most people and enduring them with health and happiness. Career in Yoga Gone are the days when youngsters opted only for conventional career options like engineering, law, aviation, to name a few. But now youngsters are actively getting into Yoga as it not only offers plenty of opportunities but also keeps a person calm and relaxed in today’s stressful world. Mostly, professionals who have been sharing their knowledge of the science of meditation and yoga are called Yogis or Yoga Teachers. With the rise in awareness on holistic and alternative medical care, a lot of weight is being given to yoga teachers and so it has resulted in becoming a great career choice. Yoga is an ancient art, and a natural way of remaining fit and healthy.

With awareness on holistic and alternative medical care, a lot of weight is being given to yoga teachers and so it has resulted in becoming a great career choice It helps in improving mental health. Curing health-related problems naturally is taught as part of the programme. An integral part of Yoga is practicing physical exercises (asanas) and breathing exercises (pranayam). Fitness is the call of today’s world, raising the need for a Yoga instructor or teacher on the global platform. The demand for Yoga instructors is expected to grow as fast as the average rate for all occupations, at 8% through the year 2024. Eligibility Criteria for Yoga Science In order to join B.A/B.S.C in Yoga therapy, the minimum requirement is 10+2 with 50 per cent CGPA. In order to pursue M.A/M.S.C in Yoga Therapy, the minimum requirement is that of B.A/ B.S.C in Yoga therapy. Career Opportunities in Yoga After completing education, a student of yoga sciences can look for jobs in the following areas: • Research Officer- Yoga and Naturopathy • Yoga Aerobic Instructor • Assistant Ayurvedic Doctor

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Clinical Psychologist Yoga Therpaist Yoga Instructor Yoga Teacher Therapists and Naturopaths Trainer/Instructor Health Club

Scope By seeing the benefits of Yoga, career opportunities in this field are increasing in India as well as in abroad also. Based on the training you have received, you can opt for the field of research, training, or work as a Yoga Therapist to treat minor ailments and disorders by imparting coaching in Yoga. The popularity of the program has opened doors for Yoga experts to work as instructors in resorts, gym, schools, health centers, tourist resorts, housing societies and large organizations. Even TV channels hire proficient Yoga trainers, while renowned personalities including film-stars have been hiring their personal Yoga instructors. Self-employment is an option many opt for as well. One can opt for self-employment by opening Yoga classes/centers. Yoga also opens various jobs in the given field such as research, management, hospital, academic, administrative, consultation, etc. The government has made it compulsory to have a Yoga teacher in every school. A great stress buster, Yoga is gaining ground among the ever-increasing number of foreign tourists who seek peaceful holidays, adding to the demand for Yoga Specialists. Today, there is no dearth of scope for the people in this noble profession. How to become a certified yoga teacher? April 2018 < CAREERCONNECT < 61


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Institutes/ Colleges offering Yoga Sciences Government Naturopathic Medical College, Hyderabad SDM College of Naturopathy and Yogic Sciences, Ujire, Karanataka JSS Institute of Naturopathy and Yogic Sciences, Mysore Road, Ootacamund Shivaraj Naturapathy and Yoga Medical College, Salem Government Naturopathy and Yoga Medical College and Hospital, Anna Nagar, Chennai SRK Medical College of Naturopathy and Yogic Sciences, Kulasekharam, Kanyakumari district, Tamil Nadu Mahavir College of Naturopathy and Yogic Sciences, Durg, Chattisgarh Alvas College of Naturopathy and Yogic Sciences, Moodbidri, Karnataka KLES College of Naturopathy and Yogic Sciences, Shahapur, Belgaum, Karnataka Morarji Desai Institute of Naturopathy and Yoga Government Nature Cure and Yoga College, PKTR Hospital, Mysore

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Lately, Indian Government has taken steps to certify Yoga teachers in an effort to discourage dubious Yoga institutes and Yoga teachers with unreliable certifications. Just a day after the 1st International Day for Yoga was celebrated across the world on June 21, 2015, the Indian Government launched the “Scheme for Voluntary Certification of Yoga Professionals”. This scheme is being mentored by the Ministry of Ayurveda, Yoga and Naturopathy, Unani, Siddha and Homoeopathy (AYUSH). The Quality Council of India (QCI) that provides accreditation standards for various sectors, has developed this scheme which certifies all Yoga professionals who aim to provide lessons on Yoga. This scheme has three levels, out of which only the first level is operational right now: • Level 1 – Yoga Teacher • Level 2 - Yoga Master • Level 3 – Yoga Guru If you want to get this certification, you can apply to QCI (offline or online), paying a fee of Rs. 6,000 and then get examined at a chosen centre. The examination will include a written test, a practical demonstration and an oral interview. You will qualify if you score at least 70 per cent in the written exam as well in the practical demo and interview. The certificate you obtain will remain valid only for three years after which you would have to re-apply for certification. Skills A Yoga teacher is well-versed and proficient enough in the discipline of Yoga to impart knowledge to beginners in this field. Before becoming a Yoga instructor, it is important to learn the practice from

a reliable and trusted Yoga school. After obtaining a certificate/degree in Yoga, an aspiring Yoga teacher should ideally spend some years practicing and attaining higher levels of knowledge before venturing into teaching. B.K.S Iyengar, who was one of the earliest proponents of Yoga and founder of the style of Yoga known as “Iyengar Yoga”, once replied to a young student in China who couldn’t improve despite practicing Yoga for seven years, “I’ve been practising yoga for 76 years. And I’m still learning!” Today, a Yoga teacher has a lot of other responsibilities to fulfil along with imparting Yoga education and practical knowledge to people of different age groups, who follow different lifestyle patterns. Hence, the job of a Yoga instructor has become a challenging task. He/she should be smart enough to design a regimen to suit different needs of different people. As an instructor, he/she should have the ability to encourage and inspire clients, to lead a healthy life. The job of a Yoga teacher demands hard work and dedication. In the present scenario, the demand for efficient Yoga instructors is rising, as Yoga is considered a relaxant and an effective way to stay fit. Salary in Yoga Field In India, the average salary of a Yoga Instructor is between 10k to 25k per month. In abroad, they can get a good salary package in this f ield. With experience, the salary increases. A reputed instructor in this field with masters or Ph.D degree earning can earn up to 1 lakh per month. Earning will also depend upon the location, sector, company, education, etc.


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We offer engineering education as per global standards” Sreenidhi Institute of Science and Technology is one of those technical institutions in India which focuses on research along with producing competent engineering professionals. Dr KT Mahhe, Chairman, Sreenidhi Educational Group, believes that it is an institute’s prime responsibility to offer quality education to the youths so that they can actualise their potential and make the country a future world leader. Dr KT Mahhe is a visionary and pioneer in the field of education and understands a learner’s needs of the 21st century. The institution is following his vision and preparing the students in a way which would help them to tackle the emerging challenges of the current market scenario. In an exclusive interview, he talks about the teaching pedagogy of the institute, efforts behind infusing zeal of entrepreneurship in students, integration of technologly into the curriculum and much more. - Gaurav Dubey

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Engineering has always been a key stream of education. How has your esteemed institution catering to the education industry? The most important thing is that we do not consider education as an ‘industry.’ For us at Sreenidhi, education is a higher calling. Over 40 per cent of our nation’s population, that is 50 crores of our citizens, are under 20 years of age. It is our responsibility to offer quality education to our youth so that they can actualise their potential and make India a leader of the 21st century. Our institute represents a modest achievement on our part to help achieve that goal. Engineering has always been at t he c or e of ou r n at ion’s education policy. Ever since the establishment of IITs under the Institutes of Technolog y Act of 1961, engineering institutes have been serving the nation in defense, infrastructure building and innovation. We have joined the government’s endeavour, and I am proud to say that in a short span of 20 years, Sreenidhi has distinguished itself as a premier institute, offering engineering education of a global standard to thousands of students.

Technology has been the driving force in all industries. How does your institution imbibe present day technological transformations happening abruptly? Te c h nolo g y i s t he u lt i m at e disruptor in today’s world. It has been diffusing into society at a faster rate than ever before. Of course, our institute has been cognizant of the need to stay on the cutting edge of technology. To that end, we seek the affiliation of industry standard setters, be it the Society of Automotive Engineers (SAE), the Institute of Electrical a nd Electron ics Eng i neers

(IEEE), robotics initiative and such. Also, in keeping with our core competences, we pay extra attention to computer science and information technology as well. At Sreenidhi, we believe that appl ie d t e c h nolo g y i s ve r y important, but understanding the core principles of engineering science prov ides the base foundation on which a technological understanding is constructed. To that end, we focus on academic rigor and theoretical robustness as much as we do on applied technology.

Can you throw some light on the era of entrepreneurial bubble in the country that impacts the mindset of students along with their employment opportunities? We live in a society where the forces of entrepreneurship have been liberated from the constraints of scale. Even individuals with low investment capacity can become successful entrepreneurs. We are committed to nurturing the desire of our students to invent, innovate and be creative. Having said that, a good entrepreneur often starts by getting exposure to work culture through a job. We pay extra attention to placing our graduates into high quality jobs and we believe that the entrepreneurial

urge can be nurtured in place of employment as well.

Tell us about a few upcoming c a r e e r s in t h e f i e l d o f technology which shall create a different impact in the times to come? The most important trend of our times is that of convergence. Different industries are converging upon each other. For instance, in the field of communications, data and voice sectors converged into one field. Of late, the “Internet of Things” connects a variety of unrelated fields, leading to smart cars, power plants that schedule their own maintenance and make supply chains more efficient. Certainly, environmental concerns have spurred interest in cleaner power, sustainable mater ia ls and better use of limited natural resources. Big data analysis is producing social networks that br ing people together across geog raph ies, cult ures a nd professions. Wit h t h at sa id , old-st yle engineering will always endure as long as we live in buildings, use motorized transport, and com mun icate across long distances. One can never keep a good engineer down, and a Sreenidhi engineer is among the best we have to offer.

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Oriented & Value Based Education” Dr (Col) A Garg, Director, KIET Group of Institutions (Krishna Institute of Engineering and Technology), believes that engineering is the foundation of the education sector that has fostered development and contributed to the exponential growth of all the other sectors. Dr Garg, in an exclusive interview with Gaurav Dubey, talks about the way the institution is promoting innovation and entrepreneurship among students and much more. Q: Engineering has always been a key stream of education. How is your esteemed institution catering to the engineering sector? A: Engineering has been more than a stream of education, it is the foundation which has fostered development in other streams and contributed to exponential growth in all the sectors. The modern education industry consists of training and organized instruction by professionals, with respect to systematic curricula and pedagogy. Today, education not only focuses on the development of intellectual skills 66 < CAREERCONNECT < April 2018

and knowledge but also contributes to the effective growth of a country’s economy. We, at KIET, aim to provide education to our students which help them to evolve as learners, innovators, scholars, researchers and trainers. Our institution has an impeccable academic track record. We endeavour to keep our faculty members, infrastructure as well as technology updated as per the demand of the era. We incorporate the latest and innovative teaching methodologies to make teaching-learning interesting and student-oriented. The institute

walks with time and keeps itself embraced with the latest updates or developments in the education sector by establishing laboratories with cuttingedge equipments and state-of-the-art machines. Innovative clubs, such as Automation labs, SAE, Robotics and Mechatronics, Dynobots, ITSS, ERP, C Cell, etc. help students get hands on experience in practical field. Our Unique Centres of Excellence, i.e. IOS Apple Lab, Robotics and Mechatronics Lab, Industrial Automation & Process Control, make our institute stand out from the crowd.


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Therefore, be it facilities or faculty, curriculum or career guidance, we seek to offer the very best to our students. Education that is thorough, purposeful and meets the requirements of today’s global needs; education that disciplines and inculcates values; education that is in tune with the changing dynamics of today’s competitive world - that is the kind of education that KIET offers. Q: Technology has been the driving force in all industries. How does your institution imbibe presentday technological transformations happening abruptly? A: It’s a keen observation that the changes amongst today’s students is due to growing technology, as also it is the most useful educational tool of today. Our institute is affiliated to Dr APJ Abdul Kalam Technical University (formerly UPTU) and that limits our interference with the framing of curriculum. But, yes, we ensure the best delivery of content and even go beyond the curriculum to meet the challenges and needs of the industry. We, at KIET, motivate our faculty members to keep themselves updated and upgraded by taking up atleast one MOOC, i.e. Massive Open Online course per month, so as to contribute their best in filling the industry-academia gaps. To facilitate better practical understanding of new and complex engineering concepts, faculty members are also encouraged to visit industries, use ICT in their lectures by the use of animations, video clips and power points. We invite experts from industry and academia on regular basis to facilitate large scale interaction and exchange of ideas/knowledge. Connecting academia to the Industry gives real world experience to the students while studying. The institute has set up numerous labs s u ch as D-link, Apple-iOS University Program, E-Yantra embedded systems and Robotics Lab through tie-ups to assist us in preparing industry ready professionals. Apart from industry connect, we have established cloud computing and online learning (e-learning), that allows for easier sharing of data between peers as

well as students and teachers. Q: Can you throw some light on today’s era of entrepreneurial bubble in the country that impacts the mindset of the students along with their employment opportunities? A: With the growing footing of Make in India mission in the country, more and more students are gravitating towards Start-Ups these days. This initiative of the government has given an unprecedented rise to the entrepreneurial sector wherein the youth instead of aspiring to be a job seeker has started thinking of being

Q: Tell us about the emerging careers in the field of technology which shall create a different impact in the times to come? A: Education is the base for building a good nation and we feel proud to be a contributor in the development of a transformational nation. We are encouraged, looking at bright and successful career of our students, which subsequently benefit the society. I feel that the careers in the field of technology should aim at achieving excellence to meet the international standards of technical advancement and

a job giver. Not only has this opened up new sectors and opportunities for students to explore but also accelerated the rate and range of employment. KIET has a dedicated ‘Technology Business Incubator’ to promote Innovation and Entrepreneurship in the institute and in the adjoining areas. I would like to mention that 52 total Incubatee companies have established their ventures in association with TBI-KIET since its inception, out of which 19 are operational and 33 have graduated successfully. More than 3000 participants are trained every and exposed to entrepreneurship.

assist in achieving success in all those fields that will create a different impact in the times to come. Few such fields of technology can be: • Artificial Intelligence • Cyber Security Professionals, especially since the advent of Crypto Currencies • IT Professionals with Skills in Cloud Computing and Software as a Service (SaaS) • Big Data • Data Security Administrator • Environmental Engineering • Drone Engineering • Augmented Reality Engineering and others. April 2018 < CAREERCONNECT < 67


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Inspiring technology-driven entrepreneurship skills among students Ever since its inception in 2008, K.Ramakrishnan College of Engineering, Trichy, has been a pioneering academic institution for under graduates in the areas of Electrical/Electronics/Mechanical/Computer Science Engineering. Dr D Srinivasan, Prinicpal, K.Ramakrishnan College of Engineering in a candid interview with Upamanyu Borah outlines the way the institution strategises its academic curriculum to make future engineers out of youngsters. Engineering has always been a key stream of education. How is your esteemed institution catering to the engineering sector? Education remains the core focus area for us, as we constantly reassess and update our studentâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s skills to meet the changing needs of the industry. Our Institution emphasises on the growth of students and their employability skills. The students are offered a vast array 68 < CAREERCONNECT < April 2018

of subjects to build a strong academic knowledge base, and amenities such as Amphisoft, E-lab, National Instruments Research Lab, Intel lab and Research Centre have been established for the betterment of both students and faculty members. In addition, industrial visits, seminars, conferences and interactions with industrial experts are conducted a de qu at ely so t hat st ude nt s a nd faculty gain vital insights of industry

perspectives and inculcate them into curriculum. Technology has been the driving force in all industries. How does your institution imbibe presentday technological transformations happening abruptly? Technology is growing at a rapid speed and changes occur ever y day, our experience is not the same as it was


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a few years ago. New technologies, s t a n d a r d s a n d a p pl i c a t io n s a r e emerging to create a vibrant opportunity for newer innovations. For instance, to monitor a student’s attendance and their details, ER P software has been implemented in our campus. We make students know about new technologies, and those around the corner to be introduced in their stream through various add on courses. We have been constantly i mbibi ng recent tech nolog ical transformations by offering technical trainings in collaboration with various industries and industrial experts. Our departments host ample number of activities through professional bodies such as IEEE, ISTE chapters, etc. which encourages students to do their projects in technically updated ways and manners. Can you throw some light on today’s era of entrepreneurial bubble in the

“We make students know about new technologies, and those around the corner to be introduced.” country that impacts the mindset of the students along with their employment opportunities? To encourage entrepreneurial skills, students are given oppor tunity to participate in Social Entrepreneurship Contests and many such events. We make par tnership agreement with businesses that help provides regular inter nship to st udents at specif ic orga n isat ions. Case st ud ies help students realise more about real life

business scenarios. Linking curricula to Real-world business help students to shape and develop their employability and entrepreneurship skills. We often invite business executives to deliver lectures on current industry scenarios and changing needs to drive students towards one focused goal. Many entrepreneurial awareness activities are given to the students to motivate their business ideas, encouraging them to solve real world business challenges to residence programs. Students are provided entrepreneurship and managerial skills training, and an EDC (Entrepreneurship Development Cell) has also been set up for the enhancing their employability and organisational skills. In a nutshell, throughout the academic calendar many entrepreneurship programs are periodically organized. Tell us about the emerging careers in the field of technology which shall create a different impact in the times to come? For e ng i ne e r s d r aw n t o t he fascinatingly technological aspect of the career path, below are a few niche jobs that may be appealing: • Software Developer • Information Security Analyst • IT Manager • Computer Systems Analyst • Computer Network Architect • Computer Systems Administrator • Renewable-Energy Technician • Machine Trainer • AI Engineer • Video-game Streamer • H u m a n R e s o u r c e s a n d O rga n i z at ion al Developme nt Specialists. April 2018 < CAREERCONNECT < 69


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MS Engineering College - Producing Engineers of Tomorrow

With the best of infrastructure and highly accomplished professionals who form the part of teaching, Bengaluru based MS Engineering College drive students to achieve their goals of becoming much-sought after engineering professionals. Dr K S Badarinarayan, Prinicpal, M S Engineering College, speaks to Upamanyu Borah about his vision of inculcating best engineering practices among students with the quality policy of generating knowledge through research.


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Engineering has always been a key stream of education. How is your esteemed institution catering to the engineering sector? T he educat ion sector i m mensely contributes to the economy of a country. It not only produces technical man power but also helps in productivity improvements of industries. Engineering sector, the largest of the industrial sectors, has seen a phenomenal increase in gross enrolment ratio for higher education. Since its inception in 2002, M S Engineering College being a drop in the ocean producing technical man power of the country, had a vision to blossom into a technical Institution of national importance with developing a global network. Whether knowledge or skill is important, is a debatable point. In today’s world, with complex business systems and decision making process, it becomes inevitable to have more skills than knowledge because vast knowledge is available in data warehouses. The entire education system is moving towards providing such platforms to provide the skill sets required for doing engineering business in highly demanding situations. Our President, Sri. Muniswamy Raju’s dream of providing quality education to the engineering students is being successfully fulfiled by the institution. The institution is certified to the ISO 9001:2015 standard, NAAC accredited with CGPA of 2.85 and B++ grade. The institution is permanently affiliated to VTU and has been top rated by Higher Education Review, Career Connect Magazine, recognized by Silicon India magazine. With recognition as an advanced education partner institute with Infosys and member of MSDN academics alliance, our institution is constantly upgrading its infrastructure and education technologies to promote student centric learning with more emphasis towards creativity and innovation. Technology has been the driving force in all industries. How does your institution imbibe presentday technological transformations happening abruptly? Industry 4.0 is a new innovation in the manufacturing sector. Artificial Intelligence, High Speed Internet, IOT, data analytics are playing a major

role in the dynamics and development of any Industry. The advancements in these areas are exponential and educational institutions need to develop certification program in these areas so that the students are able to assimilate new technologies and trends. A reg ular interaction bet ween industry and institution helps in opening up a plethora of innovative ideas for the development of new products and technologies that would serve mankind. Therefore, industry personnel who are experts in these areas are frequently invited to deliver and exchange talks with the students, and also engage in research based works with our staff on latest and cutting edge technologies.

and are incubated successfully in the college. Opportunities for starting, manufacturing and venture capital are helping the students to become successful entrepreneurs.

Can you throw some light on the era of entrepreneurial bubble in the country that impacts the mindset of the students along with their employment opportunities? Entrepreneurs are able to foresee the risk and utilise the available resources to effectuate and enhance the performance of their business. It is just not sufficient to have the knowledge but skills are also important. The “Make in India” concept launched by our government provide youngsters the opportunity to setup their own business enterprises, helping them to fulfil and realise their dreams. The shift from job seeker to job giver provides a sense of fulfilment to any youngster who strives to build up his enterprise. In M S Engineering College, we provide our students the necessary skills required to be an entrepreneur with supporting their project works under IEDC scholarship from the government of India. The project ideas are converted into workable solutions

For example, in computer science environment the job prof iles have evolved into Data Scientists from MIS managers, SAP Consultants, Security Consultants, Computer Architects and such. These job roles are becoming more crucial as internet gains up speed worldwide. In Mechanical Engineering, the industry 4.0 has driven opportunities in areas of Supply Chain management C o n s u lt a n t s , F M S C o n s u lt a n t s , CAD modeling and Design consultants. In Electronics Engineering, VLSI Consultants, Space Craft Consultants, Telecommunication Consultants will have greater opportunities, whereas i n Civ il Eng i neer i ng, St r uct u ral Consultants, Architectural Consultants, Seismic Consultants, Environmental Consultants, Highway/transportation Consultants will see increased scope. To conclude, there are several areas and opportunities now available for st udents to contribute and en rich their lives.

Please tell us about the emerging careers in the field of technology which shall create a different impact in the times to come? Te ch nolog ie s a re g row i ng at a n exponential rate; the outcomes are products that will benefit mankind in near future, making their standard of living higher in many aspects. In all branches of Engineering there are significant improvements which have led to job creation in newer dimensions.

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INTERVIEW M.Kumarasamy College of Engineering has been providing remarkable technical education, to its students through knowledgeable faculties and visionary management, since its initiation. Dr K Ramakrishnan, Secretary, M Kumarasamy College of Engineering, in one on one discussion with Gaurav Dubey, talks about the unique ways of teaching and facilities provided to the students in the college. Engineering has always been a key stream of education. How does your esteemed institution cater to the education industry? M.Kumarasamy College of Engineering was established by M.Kumarasamy Health and Educational Trust, in the year 2000. Foundation of the college was laid with a vision to provide technical education to all sections of the society. The college has made rapid strides on all fronts to achieve academic excellence in a short span of time.

has become a hub of technocrats and is marching towards new frontiers. The consistent impressive academic performance of the students coupled with excellent placement record portrays the quality of education being provided in the college. Success mantra of the college emanates from its strong value system which gives prominence for developing responsible citizens to build a strong India. Technology has been the driving force in all industries. How does your institution imbibe present day technological transformations which are happening abruptly? Many of the research and development programmes lead to evolution of Intellectual property (IP) in the form of patents. The college therefore, encourages the protection and licensing of such IP to organisatations, which can be effectively; utilise the same for commercial exploitation. This would yield financial returns to the college and partially support the research and development efforts. This policy of the college states that respect to protection, ownership and licensing of IP that is generated with or without external funding. Can you throw some light on the era of entrepreneurial bubble in the country that impacts the mindset of students along with their employment opportunities? We, in M.Kumarasamy College of Engineering, are committed to the society for inculcating a sense of responsibility and ethical values in the students. The college has been doing this by providing quality technical education to the students. The vision of the college is to become a world class technological university in the long run.

Success mantra of the college emanates from its strong value system which gives prominence for developing responsible citizens to build a strong India. The college has earned a remarkable position in the field of technical education through the untiring efforts of visionary management, competent faculty members and diligent students. The institution with its state-ofthe-art facilities and dedicated team of faculty members

What facilities has the college been providing to students that would help them in their academic growth? In order to help students in their learning process, following facilities are made available to the students: Choice-based learning system has been introduced for studentâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s convenience. E- Curricula has been initiated for class room interaction and the entire campus is enabled with 500mbps Wi-Fi facility. Students are motivated to do innovative projects and guidance is provided to file patents. Students are encouraged to join internships and go on industrial visits. April 2018 < CAREERCONNECT < 73


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Education must instill in students the courage to take initiatives Recently, St. Britto’s College was awarded as the Best B-School for Shipping & Logistics in Tamil Nadu at the World Education Summit and Awards in New Delhi. On this grand occasion, we got an opportunity to interact with Vimala Britto, Secretary and Correspondent, St. Britto’s Group of Institutions, where she shared the college’s mantra of carving supply chain professionals. - Gaurav Dubey

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box’ thinking in our students. The vision of our institution is to impart education that will instill courage to take initiative in our students. Our vision sets us apart from our counterparts in the education sector.

How are you bringing in innovation in terms of teaching pedagogy at your college? Please throw light on the management staff and faculty. Every 3 months, our faculties visit other institutions to learn about the evolving concepts in the field of education. We give priority to practical knowledge in place of bookish knowledge, and faculties couldn’t acquire practical knowledge and explore new teaching techniques just by teaching in classes. Hence, we encourage them to travel to other places of India so that they can bring fresh ideas to our teaching system. As Ideas transform into innovations, we innovate our teaching pedagogy through the ideas our faculties learn from their visits.

Are there enough institutes that offer education on logistics and supply chain management? Do we have trained staff in India?

B-Schools help in accomplishing leaders of tomorrow. Discuss.

Presently, there are a few institutions which are providing education in the field of Logistics and Supply Chain Management. It is relatively a new field in the education sector and people aren’t aware of its huge scope, however the situation is changing gradually and more and more students are showing their interest in this field.

Technology is transforming the world at a lightning fast speed; hence I believe students of the present generation should focus on futuristic and innovative thinking. We hone skills of our students as per the current market trends in order to make them job ready. We strive to inculcate forward and ‘Out of the

We provide in-house training to our staff and students. Our company, Kerry Indev Logistics has been actively working in the field of logistics from the past 30 years. We started Indev Logistics from the scratch with just 5 employees and evolved over the years to become one of the largest companies in the field

of logistics. We pass on our practical learning to faculties and students which enhance their knowledge and help them in becoming refined supply chain professionals.

Placement is a key factor driving admissions in professional institutes nowadays. How does the market scenario look like? Undoubtedly, placement is an important factor which drive admissions in professional institutions. We prepa re our students from their very first term in the college and provide them with 100 per cent placement opportunity. In the previous session, around 25 companies came for placement in the college including Flyjac Logistics, Oceanload, OceanMasters, Damco India Pvt Ltd, MAERSK Line. We conduct mock interviews after completion of every term in order to prepare students as per the current industry trends. This exercise not only hones skills of the students but also instills confidence in them to face job interviews. As far as the market scenario is concerned, the graph of the Logistics industry is constantly moving upwards and job prospects looks indeed bright for the students.

Please elaborate on the courses offered. We offer five courses in our institution – B.B.A (Integrated Shipping and Logistics Management), M.B.A (Integrated Shipping and Logistics Management), M.B.A (Executive), B.Com (Integrated Logistics), and B.C.A (Integrated Logistics). In this year, we have also added one new course in our curriculum which is M.Sc (Logistics and Supply Chain Technology). In this course, our main focus will be on the technology side as Logistics business is growing at a rapid pace and technical skills have become the need of the hour for supply chain professionals.

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India’s apex Engineering College – IIIT Bangalore, with the ‘determination’ factor Professor Sowmya Narayanan Sadagopan, Director, IIIT-Bangalore, is at the helm of one of the most sought-after engineering institutes in India, since the past two decades. Under his successful leadership, planning and managing skills, the institute is emerging as a supreme leader among other IITs and engineering institutes in India. In an exclusive interview with Gaurav Dubey, Professor Sadagopan talks about how IIIT-Bangalore is making a generation of graduates top class engineers. What is your take on the entrepreneurial bubble that is becoming more and more prominent at the onset of Information Technology? IT industry in India has always been positively influenced by the ‘startup culture’. For e.g., Tata, TCS, Wipro, are offering a diversified portfolio of products and has become the largest corporate giants that India has gifted to the world. At present, Tata Group is the largest conglomerate in India, covering all the major industries. Another huge example would be Happiest Minds founded by Ashok Soota. His name is included in the select entrepreneur’s list. Soota is one of those entrepreneurs who started his fresh journey when he was in his 60’s. The struggles and triumphs of these entrepreneurs highlights that businesses can skyrocket despite obstacles and humble beginnings. Keen interest in solving global problems for their global customers and export led businesses was the strategy followed by these businessmen. This vision created a legacy for new entrepreneurs who were inspired and they started focussing on the issues frequently faced by Indian citizens. We can see this motive in our Indian start-ups brands such as TaxiForSure/ Ola, FlipKart, Lenskart, Swiggy, Zomato, PayTM, MobikwiK, to name a few. These start-ups were initiated five years ago and have managed to tap into our existence as mobile apps that have made our lives simpler and easier. How has internet helped in the holistic development of students from the time of its introduction into the Indian education system? What are its downsides? Internet has democratised access to 76 < CAREERCONNECT < April 2018

knowledge the way print media had democratised access some 500 years ago. With such a huge base of students in schools and colleges being exposed to technology, the opportunities for them to reach their goals are endless. Gone are the days when working in an MNC would be the only ambition a student would desire to achieve. With the advent of Internet and the influence of technology, students are wired from their childhood days to dream bigger and larger. They are smart enough to make good use of the benefits of technology right from their school going days and expand their vision to reach their goals. This passion if ignited in them from early childhood, will help them to become better professionals and informed citizens with an opinion and knowledge on almost every happening in the world. However, technology like everything else has its own downsides too. One such horror that had threatened the lives of young students was the dreadful Blue Whale Challenge, which claimed many young lives. Besides, our children are also becoming prey to social media addiction, cyber bulling, etc. from an early age. Therefore, as citizens of a progressive modern nation, it is our prime responsibility to help our students become aware of the positive and negative influences of the internet so that they remain focussed towards their ultimate goal. Give us a sneak peek of how IITs and IIMs are catering to students’ needs so that they can adapt to the current breakthroughs in the IT industry? Being the pioneers, we prepare the best minds in the IT innovation space. We have always focussed on improving

ourselves as an institution. Looking at the astonishing demands for high performance in the IT sector, we have been assigned with the challenge to produce the best industry professionals who can take on their innovative roles. We have planned to make significant changes in our curriculum designs and will focus on Netbased delivery, online exams, re-designed placement process, incubation of startups, and delayed placements for those pursuing start-ups. These will be our key developments areas to ensure industry standards are taken care of while imparting knowledge to students. Not only this, we have been addressing issues like funding of start-ups and catering to each and every problem through innovation and technology. Tell us about your journey with Melting Pot 2020. How has it impacted the lives of students associated with it? Melting Pot (MP), in the past 2 years has stood by its name - helping students connect to the ecosystem – providing access to technology and funding, opening their vista to newer markets, exposing them to inspiring ideas, and bringing successful and not-so-successful entrepreneurs, academia and government and even civil society to a common platform. Created by Kestone and CL educate in 2016, Melting Pot is the only innovation summit in India and there is no other platform that has this level of synergy - a true melting pot. CII brings industry together, college hackathons bring students together, IT.com like events bring governments together, IIMB Conference brings academics together but MP brings every all the innovation stakeholders on to one platform.


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RCE Committed to Fill the Vacuum of Talent Roorkee College of Engineering (RCE) was founded in the year 2010 and since then, the institute has produced countless number of engineers who are playing instrumental role in the success of their organisations. CA SK Gupta – Chairman of the institute in an exclusive interview to Gaurav Dubey talks about his vision to transform the institute into a full-fledged university and further more.

You have been successfully steering Roorkee College of Engineering from the past many years. How has the college evolved under your leadership? How successful have you been in your efforts? Roorkee College of Eng i neer i ng (RCE) acts as a bridge between college education and industry. Over the course of time, RCE has emerged as one of the premier education institutions of the Roorkee region. Moder n technology has taken the front seat in every industry. As a result, education per t aining to modern technology in several domains plays a dominant role which ought to be imbibed by the technical institutions. And RCE is a pioneering institute who is putting proper efforts in this direction. At RCE, we follow a holistic approach which transforms the students into a new generation of citizens with a vision, a deep sense of moral and ethical values and social responsibilities. I have been successful to a great extent in driving the college on the path of 78 < CAREERCONNECT < April 2018

excellenceOver the years, RCE has won - Best placement award 2015, National Jharkhand Education Award 2014, National Education Excellence Award 2014 and Best Engineering College in Rural Areas Award-2014. I am dedicated to make RCE an institute of academic excellence with a commitment to impart quality education and research in the field of technology. And to strengthen the industry- interface and promote entrepreneurial activities. What are the emerging careers in the field of technology that would create a different impact in the times to come? Artificial Intelligence and Automation, ‘Heavy air’ Engineering, Food-printer Eng i ne e r i ng, Avat a r D e sig n i ng, Drone Dispatching, Geo Engineering, Ear thquake Forecasting, Database Administrator, Information Security Analyst, Sustainability Professional and Project Management are some of the emerging careers in the field of technology which would create a different impact in the future.

Are you planning to come up with any new course or initiatives in RCE? Un d ou bt e d ly, ou r i n s t it u t io n i s committed to fill the dearth of talent in the tech nical indust r y. I n ou r endeavour, we are providing quality education to students and striking the right balance between quality and quantity of education. We have taken a new initiative to make our students technically sound, which is Project Oriented Practices (POP). It comprises following elements • S t u d e n t s w o r k o n p r o j e c t s practically and understand the technology in a number of projects in semester • Students understand practically as suitable for industry as he did himself • Development of new product/ technology • Q u al it at ive a nd qu a nt it at ive analysis of the previously developed product/technology • Gener at ion of some shor test method/ pathway to development of


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the previously developed product/ technology. Apart from this, we are planning to start a few short-term industry-oriented courses. 1. Establishment of SRIC With the establishment of Sponsored Research and Industrial Consultancy (SRIC), we will get funded projects and through it, scholarships will be provided to the students. Two types of fellowship will be provided – JRF (Junior Research Fellow) and SRF (Senior Research Fellow). 2. QIP We want to run Quality Improvement Program (QIP) for both faculties and students. This will help us to send students to foreign universities for project based works and higher studies. 3. Industrial Academia Meet By this we can invite industry people to our college for sharing their views on how students can become more competent for recruitment in companies. Or to groom on what exactly a company would want from them. 4. Entrepreneurship Development Cell The Entrepreneurship Development Cell to be developed will help in turning students to successful entrepreneurs and leaders of tomorrow. Are there any expansion plans in terms of improving infrastructure of the college? Yes, we are continually developing our infrastructure as technology is changing ver y fast so we have to develop accordingly. The development is continuous path and stay is the limit. . I have visited several new IITs a nd what I obser ved is t hat ou r infrastructure is much better than the new IITs. We have come up with the following infrastructure improvement and expansion plans: • C R D C ( C e m e n t R e s e a r c h Development Centre)- We are planning to develop a centre for excellence in the field of civil Engineering. • Shopping complex- We are also mulling to develop a shopping complex for catering to the urgent needs of students & staff. • Auditorium- For the purpose of propelling extra curricular

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activit yies of st udents where more and more students can be accommodated. • Extension center for bankingWe have planned to set-up a PNB extension counter. The counter will help facilitate students to do monetisation transactions within the campus itself. We also have plans to establish a sub post office, e-library, centralised air conditioner in the academic block, swimming pool, and underground parking. Modern lab equipments, WiFi enabled campus and Entrepreneurship Development Cell are also a few motives under consideration. How was the last placement season? What type of companies are majorly coming for campus recruitment these days? Have you seen any shift in placements or the nature of companies which are registering for campus placements now? In the previous year, 25 national and international companies visited RCE for the campus placement program in a search for young talent. The Indian Navy was the first to arrive in the

previous year’s placement session a nd it e nded w it h t he compa ny, Genpact I nd ia. Top compa n ies HCL, India Mar t, Bajaj Son Ltd, Lixon Technologies India Ltd, ITG, Munjal Showa Ltd, Gold Plus Glass Industry Ltd, CMS IT Pvt Ltd, Satyam construction and a few others hired a total 205 students through campus placement in the previous year. The college organized more than 30 industrial visits to provide industry exposure to the students. Notably, last year st udents visited ONGC, CSIR-CBRI, HeroMoto Corp, JBM, Exide, Cello and other renow ned companies. I n this session, more than 30 compa n ies have v isited RCE for campus placement so far. To name a few - Indian Navy, Bajaj Motors, Gabriel India (Anand group), Gold Plus Glass Industries, Net2Source, Genpact India, Bajaj Sons Ltd, Excel Pack Ltd, Sparsh (service group of companies), and JK Tyre & Industries. T he I nd i a T he r m it C o r p o r a t io n Ltd, Kalra Construction and many more companies also visited the campus to hire our young talent. April 2018 < CAREERCONNECT < 79


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Striving to create a new breed of technopreneurs K.Ramakrishnan College of Technology (KRCT), believes in educating, enhancing and empowering students by imparting technical and value based education to them. The institution was founded in the year 2010, and within a short span of eight years it has emerged as one of the premier institutions of Tamil Nadu. Dr. S. Muruganandam, Principal, KRCT, who has more than two decades of teaching experience, in an exclusive interview to Gaurav Dubey, talks about the institutionâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s efforts to shape excellent engineers of tomorrow. 80 < CAREERCONNECT < April 2018

Engineering has always been a key stream of education since inception. How does your esteemed institution cater to the education sector? The aim of our institute is to offer best engineering education and to develop the personality of young minds in a holistic manner. We believe that our education system should meet t he g row i ng challenges of industries and social needs of the country. Our institute provides opportunity to the students to make a promising career with companies such as I-nautix, Tata Consultancy Ser vices, Wipro Technologies, L&T InfoTech, Infosys, Mold Master Technologies, Kochar InfoTech, and many other leading global companies. The training and placement cell is established with an objective to impart training to the students. The aim of the placement cell is to foster faith among students on human values and to develop job-ready talents through special


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training programmes. The placement cell also invests their efforts to increase industry-institute interaction. K . R a m a k r i s h n a n C ol l e g e of Technology (KRCT), aims that each st udent of the college become an excellent engineer equipped with sound technical knowledge. The achievements of ou r st udents have helped ou r institute to build up its unique stand in India. The management is keen to equip the students with the skill sets required to surmount the challenges of the competitive world. To meet this, the best infrastructure is provided in terms of well equipped laboratories, neat and clean class rooms with LCD projectors, central library, recreational facilities, gymnasium, cafeteria, ROplant, generator backup of 500 KVA, UPS backup of 175KVA, more than 25 college buses, Amphi theatre facilities, and much more. Technology has been the driving force in all industries. How does your inst itut ion imbibe present day technological transformations happening abruptly? The knowledge sharing activity among students and faculties in the campus has been happening through latest and emerging technologies within the teaching and learning process. The campus is equipped with a high-speed 100Mbps Wi-Fi facility that thrust the teaching learning process through software like e-curricula. Previously, the campus was enabled with Amphisoft and another e-learning Software. These kinds of facilities make the class room environment more interesting and interactive. All the departments of our institution are well equipped with the below-mentioned research labs which add weightage to the curriculum apart from the syllabus. m INTEL Lab m E-Yentra Lab m National Instruments Lab m IOT Lab m PTC Lab m Automobile Lab m 3D Printing Lab m NDT Lab m Tig and Mig welding Lab These labs also help our students to gain expertise in software and other skills making them job competent in the

market. Labs motivate the students to bring out their own innovative ideas and also provide hands-on training to them. Can you throw some light on the era of entrepreneurial bubble in the country that impacts the mindset of students along with their employment opportunities? Entrepreneurship Development Cell (EDC), was inaugurated by Richard Caol - CEO, Sure Jobs – Placement and Training Centre to create awareness about entrepreneurship among the st ude nt s. EDC ai m s t o promot e entrepreneurship among the youth to nurture a passion for self-employment. E n d e avo u r s l i ke E D C o p e n s up knowledge creation - based on innovative hi-tech ventures, industries and new breed of technopreneurs

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To identify and motivate budding entrepreneurs. To create a database of industrial infor mation to facilitate e n t r e p r e n e u r s b y p r ov id i n g information on entrepreneurial opportunities. To assist entrepreneurs in sourcing f i na nce, ide nt if y i ng ma rket , preparation of business plan and product development. To c o n d u c t i n d u s t r i a l s k i l l development training programmes with using updated technologies.

Please tell some upcoming careers in field of technology which shall create a different impact in the upcoming times? The upcoming careers in the field of technology is going to be determined

We turn job seekers into job creators and in the process the nation also moves ahead towards industrial excellence and self-reliance and more avenues of employment opportunities. It turns job seekers into job creators and in the process, it turns the nation towards industrial excellence and self-reliance. The Entrepreneurship Development Cell of our college strives to achieve below-mentioned objectives • To c r e a t e a w a r e n e s s a b o u t e nt r e p r e neu r sh ip a mong t he students. • To inculculate entrepreneurial spirit and culture among engineering graduates. • To c o n d u c t p r o g r a m m e s i n entrepreneurship enabling skills.

by Artificial Intelligence, Automation, Robotics, Renewable Energy based generation and IOT. The equipments and other available research facilities at the instit ution are adequate to substantiate the requirement of budding engineers. This may encourage the students to make a career in Research and Development which will alternately offer a scope to the institute to teach the students on how to handle the upcoming technological growth. These emerging technologies might eliminate some job opportunities but they will also create other new job opportunities for the students. April 2018 < CAREERCONNECT < 81


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“We create engineering professionals who can take world in their stride” St. Martin’s Engineering College was founded in the year 2002 with the vision - ‘The essence of learning lies in pursuing the truth that liberates one from the darkness of ignorance’. The college has been firmly following its vision from the past 16 years and producing such engineers who are bringing change in this continuously evolving world. Dr P Santosh Kumar Patra, Principal, St. Martin’s Engineering College, whose interest lies in Artificial Engineering, Software Engineering, Data Mining, Warehousing, and Wireless Networking, talks about the newly emerging field in engineering and much more. — Gaurav Dubey

Q: Engineering has always been a key stream of education since inception. How does your esteemed institution cater to the education industry? A: St. Martin’s Engineering College (SMEC) was promoted and managed under St. Martin’s Children Education Society. It was founded in the year 2002 with an intake of 180 students with CSE, ECE and EEE branches. Since then, it has grown multifold with an intake of 900 students per year into other core branches like civil, mechanical and IT. The mission of the college is to instill moral values and promote technological, intellectual and ethical environment to the students with an in-depth and exceptional education that makes them job ready as per the emerging trends in industry and to invoke the desire of innovation as a process of life-long learning for a successful career in engineering. Situated in an ecofriendly environment, the college has the best infrastructure, spacious library covering large volumes of books, e books, journals and magazines and technologically advanced labs. The faculty are a blend of highly qualified 82 < CAREERCONNECT < April 2018

academicians, young and experienced, who cater to both traditional and modern teaching techniques. Apart from the education system, the students are also encouraged to participate in sports and co-curricular activities. Q: Technology has been the driving force in all industries. How does your institution imbibe present day technological transformations happening abruptly? A: To meet the current industrial demands and to make young bright engineers embark on an ambitious journey, SMEC stands a perfect platform in terms of infrastructure, facilities and in providing high quality education. E- learning is the key to become successful and SMEC always stands for it. SMEC has high quality digital library that provides access to NPTEL videos, wide variety national and international research papers and MOOCS. SMEC always give importance to train the students to meet the existing industrial demands. In this regard, practical training sessions have been introduced to the students, such as mini projects for II, III year and micro


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projects and technical seminar for I year students apart from the curriculum provided by the university. We organize Guest Lectures /Seminars/Workshops time to time and invite resource persons from industries and institutions to provide guidance to the students. Industrial visits are a regular practice in SMEC. Educational tours and industrial visits are regularly organized to enhance the practical knowledge of the students and keep them abreast with the latest technological applications in various industries so that their employability skills get sharpened. Q: Can you throw some light on the era of entrepreneurial bubble in the country that impacts the mindset of the students along with their employment opportunities? A: The Vision of SMEC is to become an institute of excellence by creating top class and innovating engineering professionals who would take the world in their stride through sustainable growth in technology. Entrepreneurship is one of the prominent areas on which SMEC puts the greatest thrust. The students are encouraged towards entrepreneurship and are trained accordingly. By establishing their own

The college promotes e-learning and has high quality digital library that provides access to NPTEL videos, research papers and MOOCâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s as well

company, the student not only contributes to the nation but also gives employment opportunities to others. The students of SMEC are trained in plant training, internships and other industrial related activities so that the students have complete awareness about business activities before becoming an entrepreneur. Various students of SMEC have become successful entrepreneurs and have established companies like Studendine, Geetanjali Global School, Old Skool Restro and giving employment to many youngsters. Q: Tell about the upcoming careers in field of technology which shall create a different impact in the upcoming times? A: In todayâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s fast developing world, careers in the field of technology is growing by leaps and bounds. One of the most promising careers in the field of technology is Mobile App Developers. Companies across industries need mobile application developers, including video game studios, advertising, and marketing firms, media companies that recognize mobile as a powerful content distribution channel, government agencies, financial institutions, and many more sectors. The second one is Computer Systems Analysts, who observe a companyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s computer systems and procedures. Then, they design information system solutions to help organisations operate more efficiently. Computer systems analysts combine business and information technology (IT) by understanding the requirements and limitations of both. Cloud computing is much more than a fleeting fad. It is the future of the nexus between business and information technology. Cloud architects typically have a strong traditional IT background but they also understand that the cloud is a dynamic entity, unlike conventional IT systems with defined parameters. Last but not the least is Robotics. As Artificial Intelligence is growing vast, the robotic technology is spreading throughout the world. Robotics will continue to accelerate innovation, thus disrupting and changing the paradigm of business operations in many industries. Hence, future for robotic engineers is deemed to be bright. Q: What efforts does your college take to provide best placement opportunities to the students? A: The institute focuses to build and maintain excellent rapport with the top management of various organisations and industries and forge collaborative industry-academia alliances. In this regard, the college initiates Memoranda of Understanding with major companies, research agencies and institutions. Every year, hundreds of students are placed in different companies. Companies start their recruitment processes from the first semester of fourth year onwards. It has always been the endeavour of the college to be in contact with medium and large professionally managed organisations for offering the students placements to carve out their future. We have been playing host to many companies for conducting interviews every year and they are appreciative about the overall performance of our students. Overall, SMEC is the key for the success of technological engineering education. April 2018 < CAREERCONNECT < 83


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“Engineering education is witnessing a rapid transformation in the present era”

Since its inception in the year 2005, CMR Institute of Technology has been striving to impart exemplary education to students in the field of Engineering and Technology. The college is situated in a lush green campus sprawling an area of 24,000 Sq. m., offering the right environment for the development of young brains. Dr M Janga Reddy, Principal, CMR Institute of Technology, in an exclusive interview with Gaurav Dubey talks about the college, growing trend of entrepreneurship among youth, and also throws light on the top 10 careers for IT and tech professionals.

Engineering has always been a key stream of education since inception. How does your esteemed institution cater to the education industry? In today’s society engineers and scientists play an increasingly significant role. Our system of education and training must therefore equip tomorrow’s engineering and science professionals to shoulder growing responsibilities and pursue emerging opportunities. Educational institutions, particularly, engineering colleges have the responsibility of moulding young aspirants into competent professionals. As an emerging technological institution with a lot of potential to shape engineers of tomorrow, we aim to encourage and hopefully accelerate engineering education and exploring innovations based on integrative and holistic approaches. Technology has been the driving force in all industries. How does your institution imbibe pre s e nt- d ay technological transformations happening abruptly? Engineering education ha s been undergoing rapid transformation in the recent years. Apart from select engineering colleges, including the top IITs that were considered as a benchmark of technical education, today there are more than 6000+ engineering institutes spread 84 < CAREERCONNECT < April 2018

all over the nation. All these institutes are struggling to provide quality education and have been contributing to the existing transformative phenomenon. This transformation is benefitting the students as they now have many options to where they can pursue their aspirations of becoming an engineer. With so many options to choose from, the students have to be equipped with sufficient knowledge to exercise the right choice, i.e. the capacity to pick up the right technology education, which is often challenging. The right preferences and priorities not only depend upon the traditional aspects such as placement statistics and course curriculum, there are also many other factors which play a critical role. Can you throw some light on the era of entrepreneurial bubble in the country that impacts the mindset of the students along with their employment opportunities? With recent developments there’s a real resurgence of entrepreneurial spirit, and more startup activity than ever before. One can observe that the era of ‘job work’ mentality has thankfully been waning, with more people searching avenues to establish themselves individually with better financial prospects. Job culture of today does not just tolerate brain numbing work but also facilitates the enjoyment of


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financial resources in an independent manner. Such avenues are becoming more and more promising as youngsters are providing employment opportunities not only to themselves but also to other contemporaries. The encouraging news for aspiring entrepreneurs is that such skilled workforce is showing promising results on many fronts, just in case if some young professionals are thinking about joining the existing ranks. Please tell us about the emerging careers in field of technology which shall create a different impact in the times to come? Here are the top 10 Careers for IT and technical professionals: Computer System Analyst This job is all about understanding how a computer system can best serve a specific company. A computer system analyst may need to choose hardware and software for a company then manage

Software Developer Software is what makes the hardware work. Consumers and businesses use software every day in computers, smart phones and mobile technology. The growth of mobile technology will continue to drive the growth of software developers. This career is ranked #7 overall. Web Developer A web developer needs to be able to create a website that looks good and works well. There is a lot more to it than making sure the text is spelled correctly and the checkout cart works. A web developer needs to understand page layout, graphics, design, organization and many other aspects of a website. The internet continues to grow and so this career is expected to grow as well. Web developer is ranked #9 on the list. Computer Programmer

on the top 100 list. IT Manager IT manager is a person to go to with any technical question. The person who is responsible for ensuring the front-line technicians quickly solve problems with software and hardware. After all, if email doesn’t work or the computer has an error, the employee doesn’t get any work done until the problem is fixed. This highpressure career shows up at #20 on the top 100 list. Computer Systems Administrator The computer systems administrator is responsible for making sure the intranet system works. They ensure that systems that share data are all working and that all computer stations are connected appropriately. This job came in #23 on the list. Civil Engineer A civil engineer is in charge of designing

One can observe that the era of the ‘job work’ mentality has thankfully been waning, with more people searching avenues to establish themselves individually, with better financial prospects the installation and monitor the outcome. This career came in #4 on the larger list of 100. Database Administrator A database administrator will need to organize, store, mine and manage information. They will create specific databases for companies to use but will also be responsible for securing sensitive information. This job came in #6 overall and is also expected to grow quickly as the amount of information a business needs to manage is growing.

A computer programmer will write, test, debug and maintain software programs. These programs are designed to help the computer perform efficiently. This career came in at #13 overall.

and building large structures such as bridges, roads and buildings. Again, math is an important component of this career, but so is creativity. This career came in #26 overall and #9 for technical positions.

Mechanical Engineer Mechanical engineering isn’t just about being good at math. Designing a device and then turning it into a reality requires creativity and organisational skills. A mechanical engineer will need to do research, design, build and test each device. This career came in at #17

Lab Technician A lab technician may work in a clinic, hospital or research laboratory. These dedicated individuals are responsible for running crucial tests, analyzing data and making recommendations. This career is often of the medical field but is still very technical. April 2018 < CAREERCONNECT < 85


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ince the last 18 years, I have been in close proximity with the education industry. The general education system is primarily focused on examinations rather than training students for the future and really testing their knowledge. As a society or teaching community everyone is more focused on the holistic evaluation of a candidate based on the weight age of score but not much inclined to replace the inflexible learning system at place. Because of this, students are forced to take tests that show only their retention powers, not their actual capacity or knowledge. So engineers today cannot do actual work in technology and doctors do not go to people who need their services. For instance, a class 10th student who have passed his final exams feels elated to be relieved from further dwelling into his academics. The supreme question is, anyone talking about resolving such a system which negates the enthusiasm of a student? Why is the curriculum built around clearing an exam and getting into particular professions? I believe learning should be interesting. It is imperative for any educational institution to first develop interest and curiosity in the mind of a student for any particular subject matter before disseminating information, knowledge, and findings of the subject. Today, students are completely professionally-oriented and they take examinations for the same rather than to gain knowledge, or do research in the subject. In colleges, we have infrastructure and good faculty, but there is no motivation to do research or establish the aspects of any subject beforehand. Even in the field of medicine, no one is motivated to do research because everything is so examination and job-oriented. If the system has deteriorated to this level where learning has been substituted by a race to clear an examination, regulators and policymakers are to blame for not acting on time to correct this anomaly. Talking about technical education, there are two negatively impactful points. First, the performance evaluation system they are accustomed with. Second, the pre-dominant concept of hiring any candidate by a company 86 < CAREERCONNECT < April 2018

based on their basic IQ or aptitude. The essence of the Engineering course that the student opted for is long lost. We cannot forget that students sacrifice a lot to come to learn. And we cannot just conduct a periodic evaluation. Educational institutes should most importantly collate their efforts to drive students through theoretical analysis of a subject along with industry relevant trainings and real-world projects. This helps generate interest for any subject matter, and therefore the process of real learning invigorates in the minds of students. Often, we see that students due to social or peer pressure would take

lecture sessions for students whose circumstances make it difficult or impossible for them to attend class in person, or the institutes’ registered YouTube channel that similarly fulfils students needs to a great extent. This mission of value creation aims to promote our students’ innovative thinking and their pioneering solutions. Also, previously, the word ‘college’ generally made us think of students hanging out in dorm rooms or gathering for classes in enormous lecture halls. But that depiction is becoming increasingly out-of-date as technology provides for more and more ways to learn. Having said that, online education and its

up Engineering as a career option. Engineering institutes should try to establish in such students the fundamental perception that engineering is a lucrative career choice. Also, if a student is keen or has been investing his/her skills in the field of creative arts, we must encourage them by providing the right balance of support and stretch for practicing and continuing their evaluation of the learning within. A student-centered approach which actively engages the young person in the learning process is critical if skills which result in healthy behaviours are to be fostered and developed. Educational institutes must ensure that in their education system, every course/lesson is a well-worked out plan and acts as a core of the teaching-learning process. Today, schools, colleges and universities are offering students more than what the conventional academic programs provides, such as video

traditional counterpart do have their pros and cons, which students should understand. In India, though attempts have been made to improve, deepen and expand the industry-academia engagement, it seems to have been focused mainly on the placement of students from campuses into the industry. It is of paramount importance that educational institutes along with providing industry specific placements to students should also approach companies requesting them to share their problem statement or any future initiatives on which students can work with using their lateral thinking and problem solving methods. Students have to choose between industry and academia at the end of their formal education and this is one great opportunity to assess their ability and understanding of the industry. (This article is authored by Neeraj Goel, Chairman, ABES College of Engineering)


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utomation Guru Elon Musk recently spoke at a TED event where he showcased the concept of rocket-travel, which will cut down the travel time anywhere around the world. As India emerges to be one of the fastest growing economy globally and technology gaining foothold across industries, services and other crucial infrastructure sectors has given massive i mpet us to tech n ical /engi neer i ng education, fast pacing all other streams of subjects. In a global perspective, it is important to ask if the world needs many engineers and scientists? The answer is indeed “Yes”. The world needs lot many wellequipped, brilliant technically skilled graduates. There are and there will be numerous job opportunities for those who have the potential. In addition, opportunities for self-employment are also immense especially for those who have innovative and energetic mindsets. Today, engineers must be well equipped to deal with real life problems, a trait that’s missing because computer simulated problems are all that the youth are encountering nowadays. A number of young people nowadays don’t realize the impact of practical consideration. Later, when they become experts, they either design low grade products or over engineered ones. While it is good to be an engineer who can work on comprehensive problems, it is also good to meet one who sees developing and underdeveloped countries as part of their world. After all, today’s problems often relate to the bottom of the pyramid. Revised Syllabus To deal with this unfilled space between requirement and ground reality, India needs a completely new syllabus that syncs with the future needs to help students hook up to the society, recognize realist ic considerat ions, promote 88 < CAREERCONNECT < April 2018

creativity, innovation and hands-on work. Courses must contain widespread laboratory projects and term papers. Preferably, labs can help prepare students in skills such as managing tools and software, designing software, persuade creativity and put them to various growth lifecycles. Studies have revealed that there is complete lack of subjects which bring in a habit of learning on their own and in return help in developing communication skills. It is also important for us to start preparing students in a way that they are able to relate to the world around them, Youth should work towards betterment of local communities and also help in addressing their concerns to the best of their capacity. To understand the craft of problem solving, one doesn’t need to move too far from the campus. On-campus problems, such as unavailability of water, power and communication, may be worked upon to begin. For instance, students can develop software programmes to automate administration processes within a campus. Interesting projects, such as rainwater harvesting or establishing wireless links between buildings are educative, challenging and productive. Pushing Liberal Arts Courses per taining to liberal ar ts should be encouraged in colleges and universities, as they train students to work in teams consisting of different kinds of people in a more globalised industry. To focus on usability, it is essential that we bring in a course on design, which was used as a part of the programme even a few decades ago. But, due to the shortage of teachers across the country, the course was removed. Now, there is enough material available online and in books. If any interested faculty member takes-up the initiative to teach this course, it can really be helpful to enhance creativity and the innovative capabilities of students. A basic feature of understanding the fundamentals of a substitution is

economics. Engineers need to appreciate business. Therefore, a fundamental course must be accessible to them as an obligatory agenda. Solving coated problems often calls for creativity at the same time. Reality of the situation The only reason for learning is not restricted to problem solving. At times, it is about accepting the fact that problems exists. When a scholar works with a neighbourhood outside the campus, he/ she realises that an engineer’s job does not stop with just technology, it also engages people. A vital part of an engineer’s job is to recognize trade-offs and find out solutions with the best cost benefit ratio that promotes the neighbourhood. If you ask a bright student to create a website, he/she could almost certainly use all the latest tools to design a splendid one. However, in real world, there are resource constraints and that would be a challenge for him/her to use the assets and create the best product. It is also important to understand that an engineer should be aware of the language of other disciplines. It should be feasible for a team consisting of people from different disciplines to work jointly to solve problems. To become a truly global engineer or employee, a student must be confident to study a minor stream with his/her major. For example, a student of computer science, simultaneously, can complete a course in electrical or mechanical engineering. Societ y nowad ays looks upon engineers as not just job-seekers, but also creators. So to be an individual, from whom the state has high expectations, engineers need to understand product design, economics and businesses. A long list of demands possibly, but all these could make an engineer an inclusive citizen. For those who are not involved in commerce, a flexible and innovative syllabus may cover the path to groundbreaking research. (Authored by Dr. Meenakshi Khurana, PVC, Manav Rachna University)


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Work on your speed and concept clarity to get through JEE MAIN 2018 be asked, therefore selective study is never recommended. In mathematics, more weightage should be given to calculus and algebra. Electromagnetism and mechanics in physics cover most of the proportion of questions asked in the JEE Main. And as per the previous trend more questions are expected from physical and organic chemistry.

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spirants are already geared up for the JEE Main exams organised by CBSE, to be held on 8th and 16th April, 2018. With over 12 lak h students appearing for the JEE Main (in both Online and Offline modes), only top 2.24 lac will be eligible to appear in the CBT (Computer Based Test) JEE Advanced 2018. In such heavy competition, what should an aspirant do to prepare successfully? With hardly a month left for the Main, students appearing in the Board exams need to utilise their time efficiently. The time gap between the boards and the Main should be essentially used in taking up online mock tests to analyse each subject’s optimum preparation. Students who are repeating this year needs to join a coaching institute offering crash course, to be in tune with the current trend and pattern of JEE Main exam. Rigorous revision and attempting several mock tests will help them get a thorough insight of all the three subjects with concept clarification. If the student doesn’t find suitable time for joining a crash course, he/she should have a systematic plan for revision and follow it strictly. This will help them in testing their clarity both concept wise as well as chapter wise. How will the JEE Main 2018 pattern be? According to the prevailing trend, 30 questions from each subject will 90 < CAREERCONNECT < April 2018

Remain ready for tricky/new pattern of questions If the concepts are clear and the preparation is thorough, there are no tricky questions as such, but also there is no harm in being prepared for it. If you find something you have not come across during mock tests, firstly do not panic. In fact, this will be new for all the aspirants appearing in the exam. If you come across one or more of the following type of changes in patterns of some questions, do not panic. You may easily solve such problems with clarity in concepts. • The options may be marked differently or more than 4 options may be available. • Match the following type questions • Some questions of statement – assertion type. • Some time-consuming questions with lengthy calculations. What is your status of preparation? Ideally, a serious aspirant must have completed the entire syllabus by now and started online mock tests and practice papers. You need not panic if you have not yet started in the same way. However, the following points will ensure success of JEE – 1. Systematic revision plan Systematic approach towards the preparation of JEE Main along with a proper revision plan will help students achieve success. • Identify the topics subject wise you have difficulties in remembering the formulae of solving questions. • Take up previous year JEE Papers or question banks of reputed

sources under these topics and solve them in a planned manner so that you can practice as much as possible in the time left before examination. Keep a check on your problemsolving ability as spending too much time on a question you do not know will result in loss of time for the easier ones. Taking Mock Tests and having a real time analysis have been found to be quite useful and students tend to learn from the mistakes, and hence avoid repeating them on the D-Day.

2. Time Management - Sometimes the right strategy and time management play a vital role in deciding the rank for an aspirant. So, one must be quick enough to adapt to the level of the paper and act promptly. 3. Exam Strategy - One basic strategy would be not to give full time in one go to a subject; instead allocate some time so that one could review this subject again. E.g., for a 3 hr paper with 3 subjects, generally students tend to give 1 hr each. It is advisable that they give 40-45 mins in attempting questions from any one subject they feel confident and move on to second subject and then to the third. In the remaining time the unsolved questions may be tried/ reviewed. This would help in increasing the attempting and hit rate. However, students may develop their own strategy based on their preferences. It is highly recommended to always attempt theoretical/fact based questions first and then questions which require calculation. It is human nature that if you attempt a few confident questions in the beginning then you feel loaded with positive energy which increases your efficiency and speed for the rest of the paper. It is advisable to avoid lengthy numerical questions in the first 10 or 15 minutes of the exam. (Authored by R L Trikha, Director, FIITJEE)


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