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.
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.
The desire to be one’s own boss, the willingness to develop and nurture a plan right from the ground level, to have things in owns control, the motivation to explore unexplored opportunities and take risks, any of these or all of them could be your kick to set out on the path of entrepreneurship.
There is no denying the fact that entrepreneurship has become one of the most pursued career choices off lately. A few momentous in like opening of the world economy in 1990’s have unlocked new and unexplored horizons for ambitious ones who do not want to be put into a pre-decided “good career” bracket. Irrespective of one’s area or level of study, fueled by the determination to innovate, lead, pioneer and compete in the global market, many have chosen to begin their own start-ups.
Think drones, robotics, internet of things, virtual & augmented reality – these new technologies introduces us to the countless opportunities for businesses, startups and individuals of the tech industry. The modernizing of technology has undoubtedly have had a huge impact on today’s career landscape- from jobs focused on sustainability to those which manage futuristic technologies. We’ve all seen the rise of responsibilities and buzzwords that may have not been existent a few years ago from now.
With more than 6200 engineering and technical institutions enrolling close to three million students with about 1.5 million of them in the job market every year, engineering has cemented its positions in the minds of the students as a promising career. Careers are always a hot topic- you will hear various career options being talked about and preferences shifting over time but there are a few classic ones that continue to be the most preferred choice, one of them being engineering.
Management education has come a long way from its initial days. In the era of Industry 4.0, the requirement by the industries for graduating students has changed drastically. The industry of today is looking for people who can provide innovative solutions and are equally versed with technological advancements. Today, not only the knowledge of mere management theories will help but also equally important is the understanding of its application. The industries now focus on amalgamation of knowledge, skill and attitude in the students graduating from different institutes. It is equally important for tomorrow’s managers to have a proper balance between knowledge, skill and attitude for a successful transition from college to corporate.