Well-known career consultant and analyst Jayaprakash A.Gandhi urged the students to opt for Civil Engineering in view of the huge potential and promising jobs in the next few years.
Based on a scientific analysis and placement statistics, he asserted that four branches of engineering will have ‘distinct advantage' in the order of Civil, EEE, Computer Science and IT.
Mr. Gandhi made a comprehensive presentation on what would be the trends like in this year's engineering admission counselling of Anna University (which will commence in July) at ‘The Hindu Education Plus' Career Counselling Fair 2012 held here on Saturday .
“What I speak is like reality bites. Don't get carried away by what people say because you have to take a right career decision after completing Plus Two. I can confidently say through my analysis that this year you should go for B.E. (Civil) which will have promising jobs in the year 2015,” he said.
According to him, Civil Engineering will be better than mechanical and taking EEE will be better than going for ECE. Giving a general view about which branch the students should choose, the career analyst had told them not to live in a fantasy and not to get carried away by wrong advice.
Mr. Gandhi asked the parents also to follow the order of preference suggested by him by admitting their children in either B.E. Civil or EEE or computer science or IT.
Another advice given by him was that the parents or students should not think that only students of engineering colleges in cities will have exposure and that others will not have it.
“College buildings and location are not important for companies recruiting students. There are good colleges across the State and you have to do some homework to locate them,” he said.
Looking at the future
Emphasising and reiterating that the four branches suggested by him will turn out to be the best options, the career analyst informed that a student has to choose a career by looking at the future prospects and not based on past data.
“A couple of years back, I had recommended ECE in my presentations. But, that is reaching a saturation point whereas electronics and civil are going to have a boom in coming years. The Government spending in the fields of infrastructure and electronics is set to rise and a huge boom in civil and electronics is certain,” Mr. Gandhi said.
Sourcee: The Hindu
North Eastern Regional Institute of Science & Technology ( NERIST )
Nirjuli : Arunachal Pradesh – 791 109, India.
The NERIST Entrance Exam ( NERIST NEE 2012 ) is being conducted every year for admission to the following programs
- Engineering & Technology branches ( Technology stream )
- Agricultural Engineering
- Civil Engineering
- Computer Science & Engineering
- Electrical Engineering
- Electronics & Communication Engineering
- Mechanical Engineering
Forestry stream through different entry levels such as NEE I, NEE II and NEE III.
NERIST NEE Exam Date 2012
Exam Date for NEE II & NEE III : 28th April, 2012 ( Saturday ).
Exam Date for NEE I : 29th April, 2012 ( Sunday ).
NERIST Result Date : NERIST NEE Exam Results 2012 is likely to be declared in the month of May 2012.
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LOUISE ASHER MP, minister for innovation, services and small business, minister for tourism and major events, Victoria, Australia, tells Aaditi Isaac how Indian students can avail of a range of scholarships
What brings you to India
I am representing the Victorian governments Super Trade Mission, the largest-ever trade mission from Australia, that includes more than 270 delegates from over 200 organisations including vice-chancellors, CEOs and other senior representatives from Victorian public universities and technical and further education (TAFE) institutes, as well as from the private education sector. Creating greater collaborative opportunities to strengthen mutual education and research is the focus of our current mission to India.
Could you elaborate on the Victoria-India Doctoral scholarships
The Victoria-India Doctoral scholarships are administered by the Australia India Institute on behalf of the Victorian Government. Each scholarship is worth $90, 000, over three years, for doctoral research. The mission, while in Delhi on February 21, delivered seven of 10 Victoria-India Doctoral scholarships to top scholars in India for their PhD courses in any one of the universities at Victoria, starting 2012. Research topics include diabetes prevention, novel means of drug delivery, etc. The scholarships are offered in partnership with Victorias universities and offer an attractive new incentive for Indias high-calibre students to come to Victoria to pursue doctoral studies. Also, we have announced 10 more scholarships for the commencement of study in 2013.
50 years of teaching
Traditionally, the UK has been a favourite choice for Indian students. A country with a legacy of the worlds finest writers, poets and academics, Indian students still find the UK to be a coveted academic destination. Celebration of academic feats is also part of its academic culture. For instance, Sussex University is celebrating its 50anniversary this year. While it boasts of three Nobel Prize winners in the sciences, the university believes in offering a stimulating learning environment to its students.
Apart from the departments of science, engineering and management, the university is known for its other departments like global studies, social work and development studies.
International management, marketing, finance, mechanical, electronics, automotive, computer sciences & IT, software engineering, biotechnology, genetics, neuroscience, economics, development studies, international relations, psychology, law, English literature, sociology, human rights, migration, anthropology and climate change, among others. Chancellors scholarships of 3, 000 are available in engineering, law, social sciences and management. Economics and social development scholarships to the tune of 5, 000 are on offer for a select number of high achievers.
Sussex India office will showcase various courses and offer free advice to students on application process, subject selection and visa briefing on February 28, 29 and March 1, 2012 at Sussex India (Delhi) office (1123, Hemkunt Chambers, 11Floor, Nehru Place, New Delhi - 110019) between 10am and 6pm. A prior appointment is advisable. For details, call the zonal coordinator at 9911798498, 011-46585348.
The department of electronics engineering in Visvesvaraya National Institute of Technology (VNIT) has developed a supercomputer especially to cater for conducting simulations for nano materials and devices, an area that the department is pursuing as one of the priorities. In fact, VNIT is leading in the area among all 30 NITs in the country.
Though the high performance cluster computation facility was developed about two years back, it has become optimally functional only recently with departments like material sciences, physics and chemistry using it along with the electronics engineering department. "We have developed the supercomputer under a project funded by the department of information technology, government of India. It has 128 CPUs connected in parallel with 24 gigabytes memory. Our researchers develop a nano material or device using the simulation from the computer and fabricate it at IIT Mumbai. For example, various electronic devices use very thin silicon sheaths which are simulated first using the supercomputer and later fabricated. We conduct the characterization again to ensure right quality," said the VNIT director S S Gokhale.
The computer has such an enhanced capacity that the work that otherwise needed a month can now be done in 2-3 days. "At present though, we are using the facility only in house but it can be used widely. It can be used especially effectively by the pharmaceutical industry for drug testing through 'in silico' simulation before going for laboratory or even human clinical trials," explained Prof Rajendra Patrikar, project coordinator and the dean of academics for the institute.
The users are calling it a crucial facility costing about Rs 50 lakh. The research is also directed at increasing the memory retaining period of flash memory or USB storage devices like pen-drives, cameras, mobile etc under a three-year project.
The researchers working on the project include Prof Raghuvendra Deshmukh, associate professor, Rashmi Gautam, senor research assistant and Ashutosh Mahajan, a faculty working under an exchange programme. "We are also planning to develop photovoltaic cells with higher efficiency using our simulation facility in the super computer," said Deshmukh listing the future action plans. The project also involves other key area research under the Indian nano-electronic user programme. As of now the supercomputer has enough users within the institute itself but it can be used by other institutions and industry too.
- Detection of diseases like cancer using nano particles. (A researcher from Indian Institute of Science Education Research)
- Problems of quantum physics which have been boggling scientists for years can also be solved using this machine
- It can also be used to solve problems of biology, chemistry, electronics, material sciences and medicine like the simulation of drug delivery system
- It can be used as a crucial facility for developing next generation technologies
Two centres of excellence soon
VNIT would soon be setting up two centres for excellence, one in nano electrical materials and other in energy efficiency systems. VNIT director S S Gokhale told TOI that the funds for these centres would come from the Technical Education Quality Improvement Programme (TEQUIP), thanks to the excellent utilization and project results conducted by VNIT under the XI plan from 2003-09. "It added to the exposure of our faculty and students to cutting edge technologies and equipment. The funds in the new phase will, however, be released only after the coming financial year and would be used mainly for PhD through research in subjects like physics, metallurgy, electronics and computer sciences," he said.
The second centre of excellence in energy efficiency systems would mainly be used by chemical, civil, electrical, mechanical engineering departments. It will involve inter-departmental research in atomic energy materials.
The Veer Surendra Sai University of Technology, Burla (Formerly University College of Engineering, Burla) Invites applications from eligible candidates for admission in to Ph.D. in broad disciplines of Enginering & Basic Science Viz. Electrical Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Civil Engineering, Electronics & Telecommunication Engineering, Computer Science and Engineering, Manufacturing Science & Engineering, Physics, Chemistry, Mathematics.
The details about eligibility, application form, admission procedure, admission fees etc. are available from the following link: http://www.vssut.ac.in.
Process of admission at Veer Surendra Sai University of Technology, Burla
- The written test / Interview will be held on 14th January, 2012.
- The candidates are required to bring their original document at the time of interview. No separate communication will be issued for the Test / Interview.
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Last date for submission of admission form is 5th January, 2012.
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