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.
Now, where do we get such expertise? The answer can not be found easily. However, this is possible if we identify some institutions of higher learning which are driven by research and industry oriented curriculum as well as who are taking proactive measures to prepare our future generations according to the market demands. JK Lakshmipat University has been recently seen as one of the top engineering universities in Jaipur, trying to create such an environment where students can get practice-oriented quality education. The institution is one of the best universities in Jaipur with fully equipped with quality laboratories and infrastructure catering to the industry’s demand and trying to create an environment of learning which is research-focused and supports hands-on learning. To encourage multidisciplinary research and impart knowledge The Institute of Engineering and Technology (IET) at the JK Lakshmipat University (JKLU) has continuously organized several workshops and conferences. The National Symposium on “Geomatics for Digital India” is one such event which truly contributes to the “Digital India” campaign, which is being organized at JKLU in collaboration with The Indian Society of Geomatics (ISG) and the Indian Society of Remote Sensing (ISRS) during 16-18 December 2015.
Among the Top universities in Jaipur, Rajasthan, the Department of Electronics and Communication Engineering (ECE) of the Institute of Engineering and Technology (IET) at the JK Lakshmipat University provides an environment which engages students from multidisciplinary domain. The department has designed courses which provide freedom and flexibility to students from other disciplines like Computer Science, Electrical Engineering etc. to get enrolled and benefit. As it has been rightly said that “Knowledge has no Boundaries”, the ECE department would be suitable for those students who would not only make the GOI’s “Digital India Project” successful but also would contribute to the vision of “Make in India” campaign of Prime Minister Modi in a rightful manner.
About the Author:
Assistant Professor, Department of Electronics and Communication Engineering (ECE),JK Lakshmipat University, Mahapura, Jaipur, Rajasthan. Dr. Rajiv Ranjan Singh has completed his Ph.D. from BITS Pilani and has also worked as a faculty member at BITS Pilani.
His research interests include Wearable Computing, Embedded Systems, Biomedical Signal Analysis and Machine Learning. He has been a reviewer for Computers in Biology and Medicine (Elsevier), Biomedical Signal Processing and Control (Elsevier) and Biocybernetics and Biomedical Engineering (Elsevier) Journals.