Skill Development and Industry Orientation for Enhancing Employability of Engineering Graduates

What makes Engineering Institute as ‘Best Engineering Institute’? Is it only excellent placement data or only passing percentage of Engineering graduates? In previous years, most of the Engineering aspirants used to judge the Engineering Institute based on its placement history. Now days, the focus is shifted from placements to sustainable placements or recruiters’ feedback. In this way, alumni are playing a very important role at this stage. The question arise that Why? and How? Alumni are the brand ambassadors of any educational Institute and if excellent feedback by corporate world creates a sustainable industry interface with such Institution. Those successful alumni also share very positive feedback of an Institute. Alumni performance at the company is affected by several factors in which the major factor is the skills that they had adapted during their studies.

As per an article published in Business Today recently and as per reports published in various newspapers reveal that only about 30 per cent graduates in India are job worthy. In case of Engineering graduates it is reported that their employability worth lies somewhere between 20 to 25 per cent. Many academicians feel it could be still lower. It is therefore important to dwell upon the possible reasons which cause low employability of Indian graduates in general and Engineering graduates in particular. The international ranking of higher education Institutions in India and their failure to enter the list of top 200 Institutions of the world, and the low employability of Indian graduates has started all across the country. This is due to the theoretical nature of course curriculum at B. Tech level. The Institutes claims about most updated curricula, excellent laboratories, etc. but as per the reports, the focus on providing quality education is lost and the need has been realized to look into this issue seriously.

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Technical Education in India: Role of Private Institutions

Higher Education sector has witnessed a tremendous increase in the number of Universities/University level Institutions & Colleges since Independence. The number of Universities has increased 34 times from 20 in 1950 to 677 in 2014. More specifically if we talk about technical institutions, their number has gone up from 1,511 colleges in 2006-07 to an astoundingly high 3,345 in 2014-15.

India now ranks second after China in terms of enrolment of students. The government has set a target to achieve a Gross Enrolment Ratio (GER) of 30% by 2020. But, the question arises, that is it sufficient to increase the number only?

It is true, that given with scale and complexity of the higher education challenges, the government on its own cannot single-handedly tackle all the issues but at the same time we all have to accept that majority of private technical institutions in India are Lacking in infrastructure, sufficient laboratory equipment, trained faculty, Research & Development, industry oriented curricula and theory- practical balance. They are producing large number of graduates with technical degrees but with no technical skills and who is not industry deployable. Continue reading

How to Choose the Best Engineering & Technology College in Rajasthan?

Mr Manish Gupta* from Pratap Nagar Jaipur wanted to get her daughter admitted in an undergraduate program in one of the best Engineering Colleges in Jaipur. Ms Shreya Gupta* studied in one of the best CBSE schools in the Mansarovar area in Jaipur city and achieved A1 grade in recently concluded 10+2 exams. Although Jaipur is emerging as the top choice for engineering aspirants due to existence of prestigious institutions such as MNIT Jaipur, LNM-IIT Jaipur, and JK Lakshmipat University Jaipur, in addition to several other Universities. As Rajasthan Pre-Engineering Test (RPET) will not be held this year, it is becoming even more challenging to choose right engineering college. Like Mr Manish Gupta, there are several parents and students seeking possibility of admission for their wards. Are you interested to study engineering and technology program in Jaipur? Or are you looking for a value based engineering college in Rajasthan? If yes then, how to choose a best engineering college in Rajasthan or best engineering college in Jaipur? It has been observed that our choices are often based on what others are choosing and not what we like? Or what we wish to become in future? Or what excites us as an individual? Or where I want to reach professionally in industry after 10-years or 20-years?

So the question remains, how to choose the best institute of engineering and technology (IET)? Actually, one may consider the ranking of an IET or University given by an independent agency. However, the anonymousness, exhaustiveness, and transparency of these accreditation agencies remains questionable.

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Electrical Engineering?

Inception, expansion and change of universe is effect of conversion of energy between different forms. We are surrounded with energy waves and processes. Types of energy can be classified in many forms viz. electrical energy flowing in electrical appliances and overhead lines, mechanical energy in all moving objects and machines, potential energy in falling water, heat energy in sun rays, sound energy during speech, wind energy in flowing wind, tidal energy in sea and many more. In all type of energy forms, electrical energy is most feasible and easily convertible in other forms of energy.

Now a days we generally hear through television, newspaper, magazines and other media sources, words like electric vehicles, renewable energy, intelligent control, robust control, smart grid, solar energy, electrical locomotives, electric trains etc. What are these all about? How these things originated? Why we need these? How these things are going to change our life? All of these questions generally hit our mind. Continue reading

Electronics & Communication in our lives

Can we imagine our daily life without mobile phone, laptop (computer), television, tablets, digital watch, internet banking, ATM cards, Headphones, Wi-Fi, internet connection, microwave Owen and many more gadgets and communication systems. No, we cannot. All these are possible due to Electronics & Communication Engineering (ECE). As we look into future, robots will also be part of our lives very soon and embedded electronics which is a sub branch of electronics play an important role in this. All of this makes ECE an interesting field to study and work.

Most of the times, interest is not sufficient to attract us towards a field to make a career. We look for other criteria’s also for our career path. Some of the important measures are such as current demand in the market, future of the career, stability and education opportunity at one of the best universities in Jaipur such as JKLU. B.Tech in ECE at JKLU fulfill all these criteria’s for our career path.

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JKLU: Empowering Students for Curricular, Co-curricular Activities

JK Lakshmipat University, Jaipur; among the best private universities in India has been activity driven university since its inception. Here at JK Lakshmipat University, students are always encouraged to organize and participate in various curricular and co-curricular activities such as conferences, India Intelligence Quiz Contest, Verbal Duel – a debate competition, Sabrang – a techno management and cultural annual fest, Spardha -a mega sports event etc.

Curricular activities develop the critical thinking, improve learning capability, and blossom intellectual acumen within. JK Lakshmipat University has so far organized several expert mural lectures in which eminent speakers from academia and industry have been invited to keep students abreast of latest trend and patterns in the professional world.

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Effective Communication Skills in Engineers and Managers

“Speech is Silver but Silence is Golden,” so says an admirable and profound adage of the past, the type of which we would like to preserve and follow till eternity. However, given the demanding exigencies of the professional world such as JK tyre & Industries, JK Lakshmi Cement following an adage such as this will only spell doom for a professional. It is so because most of the time spent by a professional today is devoted to the task of reading, writing, speaking and listening. In fact, the recent researches suggest that about 70 to 80% time of a professional is spent in attending and conducting meetings, making presentations, writing professional reports, writing official emails, interacting with other officials, addressing fellow professionals in public speaking situations, and so on an so forth.

Despite its crucial inevitability in professional world, thousands of Indian students studying in Top Universities, Best Engineering Colleges and Institutes of higher Learning in India find themselves ill equipped when it comes to carrying out communication related tasks effectively in their day-to-day professional world. It is ironical to observe that in spite of the staggering proliferation of ‘English medium schools’ all over the country, the fear of English continues to haunt thousands of students pursuing their UG and PG programs in Engineering and Management. Some of the best India students in Engineering develop cold feet when it comes to making a presentation, participating in a group discussion, making an impromptu speech, or appearing at a job interview. What adds to the tragedy is the lack of attention that best academic institutes of higher education pay in providing adequate training in developing and improving the English communication skills of their students?

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Role of Modern Curriculum, Teaching, & Fair Assessment in Quality Education

Education leads from darkness of illiteracy to brightness of intellect. Education is the right of a human being in the world which is required to develop all of their attributes and skills to achieve their potential as human beings and members of society. In all aspects of the surrounding education community, the focus is on learning which strengthens the capabilities of human being to act progressively on their own behalf through the acquisition of relevant knowledge, useful skills and appropriate attitudes; and which creates emotions of safety, security and healthy interaction in the human. Best universities in Rajasthan like JK Lakshmipat University help learners develop creatively and emotionally and acquire the skills, knowledge, values and attitudes necessary for responsible, active and productive citizenship. How well education achieves these outcomes is important to those who use it. Modern curriculum, teaching, and fair assessment have an important role to inculcate the quality education in learners.

Curriculum is a systematic and intended packaging of competencies (i.e. knowledge, skills and attitudes that are underpinned by values) that learners should acquire through organized learning experiences both in formal and non-formal settings. A noble curriculum plays an important role to the development of thinking skills and the acquisition of relevant knowledge that learners need to apply in the context of their studies, daily life and careers. The curriculum which is to be offered to the students has to be developed by a team consisting renowned academicians and industry inputs so that curriculum can be prepared based on latest requirement of the industries/market. The curriculum should comprise three major components in a justified proportion i.e. theory, practical and projects for acquiring conceptual knowledge & understanding, practice and development the skills in students. Seeing the various contemporary issues and challenges emerging in the field of modern education, interdisciplinary courses should be incorporated in the curriculum for the overall development of the student.

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Institutions as INCUBATION Centers for HUMAN CAPITAL

Human beings are the critical input of any endeavor, the potential of humans are unlimited and the unique creation of God is our human brains. Education system is the nursery of training the brains to think, analyze and solve the problems. In turn transforming human beings into non replaceable capital and recently we call it HUMAN Capital. Best universities in Rajasthan, such as JK Lakshmipat University has been indulge continuously in such processes since its inception.

Humans in organizations have been referred as the resources; off late humans have become capitals in the organizations. This transformation from resource to capital is a significant paradigm shift.

Today India is one of the fastest growing economies of the world. The MAKE IN INDIA campaign is a leading national program, designed to facilitate investment, foster innovation, enhance skill development, protect intellectual property and build best-in-class manufacturing infrastructure, probably the best time India and top management colleges in Rajasthan could have thought of initiating a program like this.

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Creating the Foundation for Careers in Engineering

JK Lakshmipat University (JKLU) was established in Jaipur, the capital city of Rajasthan, in the year 2011 to give students the cutting-edge of holistic learning and to develop promising youngsters into leaders of tomorrow with globally relevant, future-ready and actionable intelligence. The University has excellent infrastructure, a proper mix of experienced, young and dynamic faculty, and a strong focus on placements for building technocrats and leaders of tomorrow.

According to Prime Time Research Media Private Limited JKLU was awarded as Best Private University in Rajasthan under the ‘Global Education Excellence Awards 2013’. And also declared the Best Emerging Private University in North India by One Planet Research under the ‘Education Excellence Awards 2013.Rajasthan productivity council presented ‘Productivity Excellence Award’ to JKLU by Smt Margaret Alva, Hon’ble  Governor of Rajasthan state

The faculty recruitment process makes the JKLU best technical institute in Rajasthan. Here the Faculties are from the best known institutes from India like IITs, NITs and other premier Institutes. Here in JK Lakshmipat University, we offer degree programs for BTech, MTech and PhD in Electronics & Communication Branch with various other engineering disciplines.

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