Engineering a successful career

Every year close to 1.3 million students write JEE-Main exam, but considering limited seats availability and other parameters only few hundred aspirants succeed in cracking the entrance to the top colleges such as the IITs. Those who don’t make it to IITs, there are many premier Universities and institutes that offer four year B.Tech programs. However, very few institutes offer specialized, industry-aligned B.Tech courses for those who are interested in ‘non-generic’ engineering courses. Consider some of these specializations- Fire & Safety Engineering, Avionics Engineering, Big Data, Dev Ops, Cyber Security and Forensics, Graphics and Gaming, Internet of Things and Smart Cities, Machine Design, Material Science and Nano Technology, Thermal Engineering. The good news is that you don’t have to lose heart in case you haven’t scored well in your JEE exams or entrance exams conducted by private universities. You can opt for non-exam pathway that considers your board merit or JEE Mains Scores.

For instance, University of Petroleum and Energy Studies (UPES), Dehradun that offers 31 highly specialized B.Tech programs, and many of them in academic collaboration with industry leaders like IBM, Xebia has following non-exam pathway eligibility criteria:

Board Merit: Minimum 80% marks in 10th and 12th + minimum 80% aggregate in PCM (Physics, Chemistry, Maths) in 12th OR

JEE Main Scores: Minimum 60% marks in 10th and 12th + minimum 60% aggregate in PCM in 12th + 70 or above JEE Mains score

upes studentsGiven the current mayhem in the IT sector with hundreds of lay-offs, if engineering students are to be prepared to meet the challenges of today and tomorrow focus of their qualification should be professional practice integrated with technical knowledge and skills. As students prepare to choose right programs and apply for admissions they should be watchful of some important industry trends.

The global big data market is expected to grow from $18.3B in 2014 to $92.2B by 2026. This will definitely lead to a rise in demand for big data experts. Automation will continue to drive Indian and global IT industry and DevOps is the technology behind automation. In fact, by 2020, 20% of the companies will be using DevOps to support the traditional IT initiatives. However, DevOps ranks amongst most difficult tech jobs for companies to fill, suggesting there is a huge shortage of skilled DevOps professionals in market. The list of ‘10 Great IT and Engineering Jobs in 2016 and Beyond’ includes Web Developer, Network and computer systems administrator, civil engineer, mechanical engineer, environmental engineer, computer systems analysts, information security analyst, software engineer, data scientists and petroleum engineer. Biotechnology, genetic engineering and aeronautical engineering is also gaining considerable prominence.

UPES is hosting an Inaugural Design Conclave for Design Professionals in Delhi

UPES is proud to announce an Inaugural Design Conclave in Delhi. Identifying the need of a forum for design professionals, academia  and key stakeholders to meet in an atmosphere of creativity and discuss the latest thought and innovation in this complex field, UPES organizes this Conclave on 2nd June 2017.

Leading designers, policy makers, NGO’s and entrepreneurs will speak and participate in the one day event, to address the scope, development and challenges of design in India, particularly the role of education in creating the next generation of design professionals.

UPES is proud to have the mentors and guides including Anil Saini, Director (Design), General Motors Technical Center India,  Anuj Prasad, Founder & CEO, Desmania Design Pvt. Ltd., Saurabh Singh, Head Design Studio, Maruiti Suzuki India Ltd., Sudhir Sharma, Editor-in-Chief, Pool Magazine, Dr. Soumyajit Ghosal, Professor & Director, School of Design Studies, UPES driving the conclave.

UPES aims to foster support for a new generation of design professionals and to nurture ideas on new ways of teaching tomorrows designers. Personal and professional creativity and important initiatives on the national level: “Make in India”, “Digital India”, “Swatch Bharat”, and the creation of smart cities, add to the buzz and development of this emerging domain.

If you Interested in multifaceted world of design and its future, you are welcome to participate in creating an inspirational, challenging and interactive experience.

Attendance at the Conclave is by invitation only. For registration, visit http://bit.ly/design_c or call 9910115658

 

Got Big Data or DevOps on Mind

Big Data and DevOps  is gearing up in all sectors in a revolutionized manner. Adoption of DevOps and  power of Big Data has been acknowledged in easing process, driving better customer satisfaction and smooth functioning of  businesses across the world.  If you are among such inquisitive who aspire to explore opportunities in these verticals, then come and join an interactive session on DevOps and Big Data by Professionals of UPES and  Xebia – a global leader in Big Data Analytics at Xebia Office in Gurgaon on 15th May at 11am. To register, call 9811728743 or visit http://bit.ly/Xebiaevent .  (Entry is through registration only).globant tech blog image sourse

This Meet is jointly organised by UPES and Xebia to provide industry experience to aspirants and help them understand DevOps and Big Data. The interaction will provide opportunity for aspirants to know senior management and UPES alumni to understand about the cutting edge technology and innovation.

About Xebia

Xebia IT Architects India Pvt. Ltd is a European Multi National Corporation know for creating new frontiers in IT. As mainstream front runners, Xebia creates new IT solutions and builds the future with their customers.

Interested aspirants may join the interactive session on DevOps and Big Data by Professionals of UPES and  Xebia – a global leader in Big Data Analytics at Xebia Office in Gurgaon on 15th May at 11am. To register, call 9811728743 or visit http://bit.ly/Xebiaevent . Entry is through registration only.

 

UPES introduces Three New Programs

Starting academic year 2017, UPES has launched three new undergraduate programs namely B.A Economics with specialization in Energy Economics, BBA Accounting and Information Systems and BCA with integrated training to earn industry certifications from Microsoft/SAP/Oracle/Cisco.

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The UPES B.A Economics with specialization in Energy Economics program has a one-on-a-kind curriculum designed to boost your career in the energy industry. The program offers practical training for energy markets analysts working in government, the private sector, industry bodies and international organizations.

The UPES BBA Accounting and Information Systems program prepares students to use technology to create a competitive advantage and accounting understanding for their organizations. Using technology, companies, organizations, and governments can create stronger relationships with their stakeholders, optimize their operations and supply chains, create more efficient organizations, and generate information for better decision-making. An accounting and information systems professional prepares, communicates, and interprets financial information, and thus is an integral member of the leadership team of any organization.

The UPES BCA program with integrated training to earn industry certifications from Microsoft/SAP/Oracle/Cisco is an updated, industry-relevant program for students aspiring for a non-Engineering IT career.

The eligibility criteria for BCA is 50% marks in class 10th and 12th with Mathematics / Computer Science / Information Technology as one of the main Subject in Class 12th. For BBA Accounting and Information Systems, minimum 50% marks at Higher & Senior Secondary level (10th & 12th) is required. And for B.A Economics, 50% marks in class 10th and 12th – All Streams is must. To know more or apply, visit www.upes.ac.in

 

UPES students wins Rs 5,00,000 for reaching finals in Innovative Design Contest

A team of UPES students ‘Futuristic’ from the department of Electronics Instrumentation and Control Engineering won prize Rs. 5,00,000 for product development on reaching the final  of  “DST & Texas Instruments Inc. India Innovation Challenge Design Contest 2016′. This contest was anchored by the Indian Institute of Management (IIM), Bangalore and supported by MyGov and Make my India” and  Texas Instrument, DST, IIM Banglore and DST.

upes btech design contestAll these great communities enlisted the product created by this team OBDAS          (Automotive Electronics Solution) in top 30 all over India out of 11000+ teams .  The contest witnessed teams were from IITs, IIMs , NITs, IISC and other leading institutions from India. The finals of the contest will be held in the month of July, 2017.

The team comprised Archit Agarwal and Akash from B.Tech (EE) worked on this project under the guidance of faculty, UPES Dr. Rajesh Singh, Dr. S. Choudhury, Ms. Anita Gehlot and Dr. S. Ghosal.