between a leader and a follower.”
- Steve Jobs
Indian Prime Minister, Shri Narendra Modi, envisages a Digital India to bridge the digital divide in our country and further promote digital literacy in order to make development in a comprehensive mass movement and put governance within everyone’s reach in India.
In order to work towards our PM’s vision, Ministry of HRD, All India Council for Technical Education (AICTE) proposed the Smart India Hackathon 2017, a unique initiative to identify new and disruptive digital technology innovations for solving the challenges faced by our country. Smart India Hackathon 2017 was a computer programming competition which involved all Engineering colleges with a reach to approximately 30 Lakh students from across India. The challenge for the students was to think out-of-the-box and offer innovative ideas to build smart applications which will help address major real time problems in our country. Overall 31 Ministries came up with their multiple problems for the students to provide digital solution for the same. Continue reading
Industry experts say that India has the potential to be a global technology leader. Indian industry is competing globally in software and other emerging areas such as automobiles, chemicals, etc. In this direction, the growth of engineering education in India is crucial for the success of Indian industry. According to the widely quoted report by the National Association of Software and Services Companies (NASSCOM), over the next decade demand for engineers is expected to grow by 11%. A degree in engineering offers immense opportunities, if you choose top universities for B. Tech degree. In this context, Institute of Engineering and Technology (IET) at JK Lakshmipat University (JKLU), Jaipur is offering a four-year Program on its campus.
The Program is designed to enable students to pursue their goals and career objectives from a choice of several highly relevant and modern disciplines. The institute offers degree in computer science and engineering, mechanical engineering, electronics and communication engineering and chemical engineering and electrical engineering. It also offers M. Tech in electronics and communication, computer science and engineering, electrical engineering, mechanical engineering and Doctoral Programs in all engineering branches. The University has collaborated with IBM’s Software Group to roll out degree programs that are jointly developed and certified to make sure that the students have the best from both the academia and Industrial world. Continue reading
Are we living in a “Connected World”? Yes, to some extent! One should not wonder after hearing such conversations. The technological advancements in recent times has made it possible that in today’s world wherever we go, whatever we do…we are connected! How has it become possible? With the advancement in the design and development of Information Technology (IT) content, Internet Protocol, Computing Hardware, Communication Devices (wired / wireless) etc. it has become possible to remain connected to our near and dear ones either being at home, in an office, in a supermarket, while traveling etc. Of course there is much to be done! The technology has become an integral part of our day-to-day life without which we would feel isolated. Recent progress in the Internet-of-Things (IoT) technology, whereby one can control certain devices even from remote locations could make our lives even more comfortable and improve the quality of life. But, there are numerous challenges associated with the companies operating in these sectors in terms of recruiting quality manpower (researchers, scientists, application developers, skilled technicians etc.).
Even though some declining trend has been noticed in the Information Technology sector (IT party is over. Now’s the time to reinvent or die, by Ravi Venkatesan, 31st May, Sunday Times, Times of India) a bright future looks still ahead for those who are mobile and web application developers, data scientists and engineers and not to be forgotten the cyber security experts. Furthermore, in the context of India, the Government of India’s (GOI) flagship program like “Digital India Project” would create over five crore jobs according to the Telecom Minister Ravishankar Prasad (12th June, 2015 address to students at Shri Ram College of Commerce, New Delhi). This indicates that we need to create manpower in the above mentioned areas to meet the challenges of future. Continue reading