Join UPES' 16th Oil and Gas Round Table Meet in Mumbai !

UPES is organizing its 16th Oil and Gas Round Table on September 15 at Taj Lands End, Mumbai. Over the years, the university is a veteran in organizing impactful round tables on various topics and has carved a niche in the sector. The 16th edition is reflection of the expertise. This year’ theme is ‘Transforming Organizations to a New Normal.’

Mr. Annirudha Khekale, Group Director (HR), Emerson Process Management (India) Pvt. Ltd. is the Program Director. Mr. Khekale is an experienced Human resource professional with over 20 years of HR experience with successful multinationals like Emerson, Danaher, Cummins India Ltd. and successful Indian companies like Varroc Group and Birla Kennametal. His experience ranges from a mix of both corporate and line HR. He carries core experience in Change Management, Business Integration, Total Quality Management, HR Six Sigma and Process Improvements, Organization Development, Strategic Hiring and Strategic Talent Management.

upes oil and gas round tableThe panel discussions include deliberations around the topics like Transformational Leadership in the New Normal; Re-Energizing; Women Leadership in Oil & Gas

Interested candidates may register on this link http://www.upes.ac.in/events/roundtable/index.html

Legal Professionals and Senior Legal Experts deliberates at UPES Law Round table

To deliberate on key drivers of change in the future landscape of legal services and new roles of legal professionals, senior legal experts from the law fraternity met at the second edition of UPES Law Roundtable organized by its Corporate Relations Team in Delhi on 28th July 2017.

Delivering keynote address Mr. Utpal Ghosh, CEO and President of UPES emphasised on the need for developing specialized skills, intensive course curriculum for training legal aspirants to succeed in a landscape constantly getting reshaped by legal tech.

The conference witnessed deliberations by key speakers like Mr. R Venkatramani, Sr. Advocate, Supreme Court of India, member Law Commission of India, Dr. Surat Singh International Lawyer & Advocate, Supreme Court of India, Dr. Rupinder Suri, Senior Advocate, Supreme Court of India, President S

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upreme Court Bar Association, Dr. Bushan Tilak Kaul Chairperson, Delhi Judicial Academy, Alok Mittal, Inspector General, National Investigation Agency, Minister of Home Affairs, Govt. of India, Pavan Duggal, President, Pavan Duggal Associates, Pravin Anand, Managing Partner, Anand & Anand and Mr. Amit Kapur, Senior Partner, J. Sagar Associates.

UPES invites Legal Professionals at Law Round Table Conference on July 28th 2017

Block your calendar for Friday, 28th July, 2017 for UPES 2nd Law Round Table at the National Sports Club of India, New Delhi.

upes law conference The Round Table will discuss and deliberate on what the future might hold for the law fraternity, and the vast changes that are envisaged for the sector, and what it would take to transform the legal landscape, radically and internationally.

The round table will have thought provoking sessions on issues being faced by the legal community, and there will be opportunities for networking and socializing with the law fraternity, besides relaxing over cocktails and dinner. The opening address will commence at 4 p.m followed by intensive two exclusive panel discussions.

Please note that attendance at the Round Table is by invitation only. For registration, send the details  http://www.upes.ac.in/events/2017/law-round-table/index.html or write to Ms. Deborah Smith at dsmith@upes.ac.in

Join UPES Certification Workshop on Web and Mobile App Designing

For all the young aspirants who are keep to learn the web designing and mobile app designing, here is a good news for you. UPES is organizing an online certification workshop on web designing and mobile app designing.  This online workshop is organized for two days i.e. on 17th and 18th July 2017. The intention of the workshop is to impart the basic knowledge about web and mobile app design to enthusiastic inquisitors and empower them to create their own website and mobile app.

Who can join this Workshop

Anyone can join this workshop even if he/she doesn’t have any previous knowledge of designing. The aspirant will be taught each and every stage of the complete web/mobile app design process from the visual aspects to the ‘invisible’ components of web design. Using industry standard tools and techniques (i.e. Dreamweaver, HTML5, XAMPP for PHP, Android Studio etc.), aspirants registered for this course will be able to create effective, attractive websites/ mobile app.

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Partners : This workshop is organized in collaboration with Xebia Group-India and in technical support with UPES-ACM (Association of Computing Machinery) student chapter, headquartered in NY, USA.  Xebia is a multinational company th

 

at works in the cutting edge technology areas like Big Data, DevOps, IOT to name a few.

The workshop of free of cost as of now and admits aspirants with following eligible criteria that includes 50% marks in class 10th & 12th  with Mathematics / Computer Science / Information Technology as one of the main Subject. The interested candidates may register for this course here http://www.upes.ac.in/events/2017/certification-workshop/index.html

 

 

Why Cyber and Corporate Law Courses hold huge potential

As white-collar crimes hit the headlines regularly, Cyber and Corporate Law
Courses are gaining popularity, partly thanks to the demand-supply gap.  This article by Dr Tabrez Ahmad, Director, UPES  was first published in Higher Education Review magazine’

The steady rise of e-commerce and m-commerce has spurred digital transactions across India. And the demonetization drive in November 2016 accelerated the shift from cash to cashless transactions. Although intrinsically beneficial, online transactions have nonetheless created dark opportunities for cyber criminals.

Indeed, a joint study by ASSOCHAM-PwC notes that cyber-security incidents are increasing in India. In all, 39,730 incidents were reported between January and October 2016, compared to 44,679 and 49,455 during 2014 and 2015, respectively.[1] In fact, in October 2016, some 3.2 million debit cards were hit by an ATM attack.

White-collar Crimes

While cyber and corporate crime cases have accelerated, the genesis of white-collar crime goes back to July 1991. That was when the country embraced economic liberalisation after being weeks away from defaulting on its international loan obligations. Foreign investments soon followed in many domains. But so did white-collar crime, which includes corporate and cyber crime. The most popular forms of such crimes are bank and computer fraud as well as embezzlement.

Naturally, this led to the need for legal eagles well versed in the nuances of corporate, taxation, IPR (intellectual property rights) and cyber laws, among others. With demand for relevant law courses rising annually, select universities began offering the same.

Today, there are courses offering specialisation in fields such as Energy; Corporate; Taxation; Cyber; IPR; Criminal/Labour/Constitution; International Trade & Investments; Banking, Finance & Insurance; Media & Entertainment; Medical/Health/Food and Forensic Laws, among others. Postgraduate courses include specialisation in Energy; Business; International Economic; and Technology Laws, among others.

Given the rise in such crimes and the lack of relevant skilled personnel, students seeking a career in Law, especially corporate and cyber laws, can opt for these courses. The choice, of course, can be as per students’ preferences, based upon the long-term perspective.

As more people undertake digital transactions, cyber-security breaches keep rising. In most cases, institutional entities such as banks bl

ame customers for being careless and, in turn, the latter blame banks, insisting inadequate firewalls allowed the crime. Whatever the case, the field is open for cyber lawyers to assist both sides!

Cyber crimes first appeared with the emergence of the Internet in India in 1995. The advent of social media has triggered ever-increasing breaches in confidentiality between employees and employers. Wittingly or inadvertently, employees sometimes end up disclosing classified information. Such cases end up in litigation when accusations and denials sail back and forth. Furthermore, employee-employer disputes are emerging after companies lay off a large block of employees, stoking the need for corporate lawyers.

Courses & Colleges Count

The above cases highlight the t

remendous potential for law students. But students should choose courses carefully. Moreover, it’s critical to select the appropriate university because the right faculty and facilities make a big difference in how well the students later perform professionally.

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For example, simply understanding the intricacies of law won’t assure fulsome success. An emphasis on soft skills is pivotal because a lawyer should be well versed in presenting arguments in a cogent manner. Without proper presentation skills, a case could be undermined. Understanding this, select universities have a separate department offering soft skills training to law aspirants. Also, reputed colleges ensure

 

around 20% lectures are delivered by visiting faculty renowned in their field.

Another imperative lies in mastering one or more foreign languages. For students (or parents) wondering why foreign languages would be helpful for law aspirants, some elaboration is in order. Energy Law is a popular practice in some regions such as the Gulf. The Middle East has always been volatile, the dynamics of oil-based economies being one of the causes. Some students may prefer a foreign stint of a few years – for instance, in Saudi Arabia – because the high packages abroad help accumulate immense savings that traditionally take a decade or more in India.

In such a scenario, knowledge of Arabic will tilt the scales in favour of candidates knowing Arabic. What’s more, the candidate can be paid higher emoluments since s/he knows the local language. Therefore, students should select institutions offering courses with an international flavour. Most courses can be done after completing 10+2.

Presently, the demand for students with a law background is growing in many companies, including banking, insurance, finance, FMCG, pharma and healthcare, the services, etc. Here, openings are available in the company’s legal cell. Candidates also have the option of joining specialised law firms, depending upon their background. Those with financial resources can also open their own practice.

Finally, choosing the right college assumes significance since some reputed ones offer assured placement in certain courses. Additionally, prominent companies visit their campus annually to hire candidates. During such visits, the career prospects are clarified to aspiring candidates, who are assured of robust starting packages.

Such students also secure better internship openings with some of the best companies, including foreign law firms. Excellent performance during internship could likely lead to a full-time opening at the company.

In summation, the sky is the limit vis-à-vis the prospects of ambitious law students.

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The writer is Professor-cum-Director (College of Legal Studies) – UPES

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[1] Rise in cyber crime in India: ASSOCHAM-PwC study, Business Standard, 18 January 2017

A Huge Dearth of Professionals in Oil Industry

From the nylon bristles of the truth brush that we use in morning to fuel of car that drives us to work place, from Medicines to air conditioning, baby products to gasoline, Cooking Gas to dent-resistant cars, Oil & Gas is “fuelling” our lives with Comfort, Safety, Health and productivity.

google imageAmongst the Six Core Industries of India, Oil and Gas has a prominent role to play as it influences other major economic decisions. India is one of the largest consumers of energy in the world and is now expected to overtake Japan in Oil consumption.

India has been among the world’s fastest growing economies and with this expansion there is not only strong growth in demand for energy but this increases India’s dependency on Oil imports.

It is this scenario of Oil Industry that foresees a huge dearth of professionals in this sector. This therefore become a challenge for the leading educational institutions to produce industry ready professionals. One such place to offer wide range of domain specific technical/non-technical programs is located in serene location in Dehradun- University of Petroleum & Energy Studies… which caters to need of Industry as well as young minds for rewarding careers in this field. M. Tech Pipeline Engg, Petroleum Exploration, Energy Systems and Chemical Engg with specialization in Process Design Engg. to name a few such programs (www.upes.ac.in)

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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.

What is a Mechanical Engineering Course at UPES?

Mechanical Engineering course is one of the oldest disciplines of engineering. What makes it so attractive is the mix of knowledge involving core concepts of mechanics, computer science and product lifecycle. The Mechanical Engineering Course at UPES is blending of core engineering technical knowledge along with  essentials of leadership in subject matter. UPES Mechanical engineering course prepares students to acquire the technical learning through rigorous academic curriculum created focusing industry requirement as prime focus.

The curriculum includes subjects like design thinking, environmental studies, material science, manufacturing, engineering thermodynamics and so on. The program allows students to choose specialization in later semesters as an optional subject among thermal engineering, machine design, production/industrial design and material science.

The eligibility for UPES Mechanical Engineering course is through both UPES Engineering Aptitude Test and Board Merit / JEE Mains score. The application for the enrolment to the academic session 2017 is open. The university is accepting application for this B Tech programs through online and offline mode. More details about the course and application process can be read on the following link http://www.upes.ac.in/btech-mechanical-engineering 

UPES to host International Conference on Nano for Energy and Water

International conference on Nano for Energy and Water (NEW)-2017 and Indo-French workshop on water networking” which will take place on February 22-24 in the UPES campus. The expected participation of 20 + International and 200 + national delegates from various parts of India, would made this event as one the biggest science conference at UPES. upes nano technology conference

The inauguration of the conference will kick off with the plenary sessions from Professors of University of University of Pennsylvania, USA and Argonne National Laboratory, Argonne, USA. The inaguration of ‘Indo-French workshop on water networking’, with plenary lectures from professors of Université de Rennes 1, France is held on 23rd Feburary 2017.

The conference is backed with a lot of good wishes from some of the prominent personalities which can be viewed under testimonial section of the event website. Click on the link to know more details here.

UPES to host the 3rd edition of HR Round Table conference on Business Analytics

After two successful editions,

#UPES is hosting its 3rd edition of #hr Round Table conference on #business Analytics on 24th Feburary 2017. The theme of the conference is “ Rise of Algorithm Economy : Analytics for competitive advantage.”  The Program Director for the conference is Mr. Sameer Dhanrajani, Business Leader, Cognizant Analytics & Data Science Cognizant Technology Solutions. Mr. Dhanrajani is considered amongst the top 10 analytics gurus of the nation.

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The  keynote address is expected to be delivered by Mr Dhanrajani to set the tone for the discussion. The conference would provide a platform to have fruitful discussions around  various topics covering advancement in analytics, driving innovation and transformation within business, automation  as redefining  the new technology  landscape and much more. The entry to the conference is through registraion. For registration, interested candidates may write an email to Mr. Narula on vnarula@upes.ac.in