Meet Alok Pandey, Intel AI Academy Student Ambassador at UPES

Just two years into his graduation program and Alok Pandey’s credentials already look impressive. He is an Intel Student Ambassador and if you notice the swag in this title that’s because it is one of the program benefits by Intel ?. He is the Secretary of UPES Chapter of Association for Computing Machinery (ACM)and a Department Editor for ACM XRDS, New York. Alok is a B.Tech CSE student at UPES and is pursuing specialization in Business Analytics and Optimization. His subjects of interest include Data Science, Big Data and Internet of Things.

The Intel® NervanaTM AI Academy Student Ambassador program is a carefully designed initiative by Intel to help drive innovation and evangelism of Deep Learning (DL), Artificial Intelligence (AI), and Machine Learning (ML) worldwide. The academy works with universities worldwide to bring education and access to newly optimized frameworks and technologies, hands-on training, and workshops to students, data scientists, and developers.

Alok was appointed an ambassador after clearing a grilling interview focused primarily on testing his knowledge in areas of DL, AI and ML. He also had to submit details of his recent work and publications in this field. He believes that pursuing specialization in Business Analytics and Optimization from UPES provided him an edge. “This specialization does not limit itself only to the general subjects of computer science, it introduces a student to variety of prominent verticals including Data Mining, Warehousing, Statistical Analysis, R Programming, Machine Learning, AI, Python, and much more. UPES has assisted me tremendously to think, plan, and execute beyond the basic boundaries of learning by understanding the practical implementations of the latest technologies via domain specific lab sessions, and interactive lectures.”

As a student ambassador for the Intel AI Academy Alok has many responsibilities including providing training to a minimum of 125 students. He will also get opportunities to be a host speaker of one or more Ambassador Labs.

Alok believes that one can learn a lot beyond classrooms. He has been able to enhance his interpersonal skills by being an active member of multiple student chapters and extra-curricular activities at UPES. For instance, being associated with the ACM Student Chapter of UPES gave him the opportunity to work as a Department Editor at ACM XRDS, New York.

To Mars and back!

Meet N.Adhithiyan and Rohan Chandra, UPES Aerospace Engineering students who recently returned from Poland where they participated in Poland Mars Analogue Mission (PMAS 2017).

Meet N.Adhithiyan and Rohan Chandra, UPES Aerospace Engineering students who recently returned from Poland where they participated in Poland Mars Analogue Mission (PMAS 2017). Adhithiyan is excited he got this opportunity which will motivate him to work towards his career in Aerospace and not limit his talent within India.

Adithiyan was appointed as a Science Data Officer at the mission. His responsibilities were to manage research and experimental data generated during the simulation period. Since he had to coordinate with the Mission Support Team and provide everyone with required data it made his role even more critical. Back from the mission equipped with practical knowledge and first-hand experience he now plans to publish research work basis his learnings.

Rohan, who was appointed as a Records Officer at the mission, is equally thrilled. “Working with inter-disciplinary crew members, being directly in touch with Flight Director and Capsule Communicators was worth an experience”. He was responsible for preparing log-files of the events, analyze workflows and procedures, plan and schedule analogue astronaut activities, and evaluate overall mission efficiency.

Explaining whether analogue simulations like this can really help us get to Mars, Sebastian Hettrich, PMAS 2017 Mission Director said in an article, “Analogue Missions in general are good and low-cost opportunities to test and study certain aspects of a long-term space exploration mission, such as a Mars mission. They help us understand and address potential risks and issues that the future Mars astronauts will have to face, and therefore, can make such missions much safer and scientifically more efficient.”

Adhithiyan and Rohan also got a chance to try their hands on Martian rovers, get inside the cockpit of Boeing 787- Dreamliner and visit tourist attractions of Poland.

Martian rovers
Rohan and Adhithiyan trying their hands on Martian rovers

 

Dreamliner
In the cockpit of Boeing 787- Dreamliner

Shivam Ohri is this year's student lead at UPES for Google Developer Student Club

In today’s digital age, I think knowing how to use Google is more important than your janam patri’ tells 60 years old Namrata aunty to Shivam Ohri. Shivam is a 3rd year student of B.Tech Computer Science Engineering with specialization in Graphics and Gaming at UPES. Namrata aunty is overwhelmed to learn from him how Google can help someone like her and her husband in accessing new information though they don’t know English and can even help their tiny food shop to flourish.

Shivam has been chosen as the Student Lead for the Google Developer Student Club (DSC) on UPES campus for the 2017-18 academic year. He has been selected after he stood out impressively during the application and the interview process. As student lead Shivam will now set up and drive the Developer Student Club initiatives within our campus. “I will create a core team of fellow students to help in planning and execution of activities that include mobile/web development workshops; events to highlight mobile solutions developed by students etc.”, says Shivam.

Shivam Ohri

He feels that there is a need for students to change their perspective and try to contribute to the betterment of society. In fact, he envisions DSC as a program to enable Diversified Social Collaboration and wants to use technology to solve real world problems. For instance, he wants to develop a mobile application to prevent road accidents.

“For me, the two Os in Google symbolizes infinity- infinite network, infinite creativity and infinite possibilities”, he shares.

DSC is a Google Developers program for university students to learn mobile and web development skills. The clubs will be open to any student, ranging from novice developers who are just starting, to advanced developers who want to further their skills. The clubs are intended as a space for students to try out new ideas and collaborate to solve mobile and web development problems.

Check out Shivam’s video to know more: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OQApoPnFIeE&t=

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.

upes bca web and mobile design workshop course

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

 

 

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.

Top Engineering Colleges in India

Top engineering colleges in India search can not complete if one does not explore  multi disciplinary and specialized UPES B. Tech and M. Tech courses offered at UPES College of Engineering Studies. What makes an Indian engineering college top is the outcomes in terms of students performance, placements and knowledge earning during the course.

#UPES engineering students are not only bringing laurels to the college but also making their own name and space in various domains like Mechanical, Mechatronics, Electrical, Electronics, Power Systems, Geo science or Computer Science and engineering courses like Informatics, E- Commerce or Banking, Financial Services. Some of them are new to graduate, but most of the graduated engineering courses have shown remarkable performance during placements. A UPES graduate is technically sound and professionally acclaimed with soft skills training through out the year in capsule programs. The dossier of knowledge through guest lectures, and expert talks besides regular classes are testimony to the upgraded knowledge to earn during the course.

Hence, if top #engineering college in India is to be judged on employability, teaching and academic parameter then UPES has been awarded with Five stars QS rating for employability and infrastructure. So, if you are an aspirant and searching for top engineering college in india then UPES is one of the most considered college for you. #Admissions to UPES B. Tech Courses are open. Interested aspirants may apply online on the website at http://www.upes.ac.in/upes_btech/index.php

Block Your Date for IT HR Round Table

It’s time to block your date! Indian School of Petroleum & Energy and UPES is jointly organizing the 2nd HR Round Table in Bengaluru on 14th October 2016. The theme for the Meet is “Talent Implication in the Age of Disruption.” This program would be organised under the leadership of Program Director Mr. Dileep Singh, Vice President (HR), India/South Asia, IBM India. Excited about upcoming Round Table in IT, one of the organizing team members informed that based on the positive response of the participants received last year, this year’s Meet is expected to have a huge participation of the audience. This Round Table promises to have thought provoking panel discussion and interactive sessions among corporate professionals and thought leaders.

The entry in the event is through Invitees only. The interested candidates may reach out to Mr Narula for Invite Card at vnarula@upes.ac.in and get a seat reserved for oneself.

UPES ACM Student Chapter Wins Award

Rocking once again, the UPES ACM Student Chapter has won the 2015-2016 Student Chapter Excellence Award for Outstanding Recruitment Program worldwide, with prize money of $500. UPES ACM awardThis Chapter has brought proud to the University by representing UPES internationally. The Chapter stood winner against more than 1000 ACM Student Chapters across the world.

UPES 2016 Centralized Counselling for B Tech Aspirants Commences from 21st June

The UPES Centralized counselling for the admissions through UPES Engineering Aptitude Test (UPESEAT) 2016 will begin from 21st June to 30th June 2016 in Delhi. The names of candidates  enlisted in the UPESEAT 2016 Merit list will be invited for counselling to attend the counselling session in person. The seat allocation to the different engineering degree courses of the University will be done during the counselling session itself. IMG_0173

The 80% of the available seats are alloted through the UPES Engineering Aptitude Test (UPESEAT). On the counselling day, all the essential documents and records are checked for verification. The candidates  are accompanied with their parents to finally decide for their specialization. It’s quite exciting to become part of this entire process. If you have got an invite for this session, do not miss the chance to become a part of it and be there at the allotted time. As the process is quite transparent; and missing the allotted slot would result in missing the seat in the chosen course. So be there on the time and All the best!

Watch live updates here https://www.facebook.com/upescounsellingforbtechaspirants/?ref=settings

UPES Virtual Labs enthuse students to experiment

The Department of Mechanical Engineering successfully  organized  a workshop Titled on,  “Virtual Labs for Mechanical and Basic Science” on 28th March  2016 by Virtual Labs Project, IIT Delhi.  Virtual labs are designed to give remote access in various disciplines of Science and Engineering.  Virtual Labs enable the students to learn at their own pace and enthuse them to conduct experiments.

UPES Virtual Lab
UPES Virtual Lab

The Virtual labs also give a complete learning management system where the students can avail various tools for learning, including other web-resources, video-lectures, animated demonstrations and self-evaluation.