Career & Education
Dr. N.R. Alamelu
Sri Ramakrishna Engineering College, Coimbatore
A career for anybody is an initiative for professional success and sustenance of professional growth. Engineering and Technology continues to be one of the much sought after options as a career.
NIT Rourkela talks about what attributes and skills are companies looking for in engineering graduates before getting them on board and how one must be prepared to face the greatest risk in the field of technology.
Prof. Dr. Deepti Mehrotra
Professor and Head, Accreditation, Ranking & Quality Assurance
Amity School of Engineering and Technology
“Industry 4.0” is the buzz word of today that emphasize to transform the industry by blurring the differences between work of people and work of machines. Industrial revolution triggers when there is significant technological breakthrough resulting in magnificent change in various processes involved in industry. Globally, industry has seen three revolutions, the first industrial revolution uses mechanization, water power, steam power to improve the operation of manufacturing industry, the second revolution introduced electricity into the industry and improved mass production using assembly line concept, and the third revolution also called as “digital revolution” uses electronics, communication and information technology to automate various routine tasks. With advent of “cyber-physical systems” which involve blending of hardware, software, and people to complete tasks, the era of fourth industrial revolution begins focusing on enhancing the information management for knowledge creation and real time decision-making using software. The 4th Industrial Revolution accumulates three phenomena, first one is ensuring digitization and information exchange by establishing real time communication between man-man, man-machine, machine-machine, second one to implement disruptive innovations to improve effectiveness and efficiency of the systems, finally development of machines that gain the ability for autonomous behavior through the use of artificial intelligence e.g., creating the robots which are more flexible and cooperative that can communicate with each other and human.
In an incident in 2017, a hacker broke into the database of Zomato, India’s largest online restaurant guide, and accessed five important details – names, emails, numeric user IDs, user names and password hashes – of around 17 million users. The hacker then extended up the details for sale on the dark net before entering into negotiations with the firm. The event set alarm bells ringing in the country’s cyber security network as internet users often use the same passwords for multiple accounts, including social network sites, mailbox services and banking.
Taking into consideration, the holistic show of institutes- admissions, faculty, placements, academic resources and other key factors that a prospective engineering candidate would like to make basis for their decision of choosing the best engineering college, Chronicle has come out with the India’s Best Engineering Colleges Survey for 2019.
Dr. D. S. Bormane, Principal of AISSMS College of Engineering, Pune talks about what is and what needs to be the state of engineering in India- as a career and its education path.
‘YNOS Venture Engine’, a platform created by a professor at IIT Madras, will help start-ups reach incubators at the Indian institutes. It will catalyse deep technology start-ups and adoption of technology and Innovation in Small and Medium Enterprises (SMEs).