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

Attend UPES B.Tech Counselling Session 2017 and avail opportunity to opt for a cutting edge engineering course!

One of the main objectives of the centralized counselling of UPES is to provide an opportunity to an aspirant to come and choose the right program and become a part of India’s leading domain focused university. UPES offers 31 unique cutting edge and futuristic B Tech Courses.

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What is UPES Centralized Counselling?

UPES Centralized counselling is organized to counsel B Tech aspirants select a course most suited for them as per their eligibility and seat availability. These sessions enable them explore the world of new opportunities available for them through various new courses offered at UPES. These aspirants have already applied for enrollment to UPES engineering course through either UPESEAT, Board Merit or JEE Mains Merit ranking pathway. Separate counselling sessions are organized for each pathway applicants.

Date of UPES Centralized Counselling

The centralized counselling for UPESEAT applicants is scheduled from 22nd – 20th June 2017 in 4 cities simultaneously, i.e. Delhi, Dehradun, Lucknow and Patna. The applicants are invited on a specific date and time to a particular location to attend the session. If required, an applicant can also request for location change through writing an application to the concerned counsellor in advance. The process of seat allocation is truly automated in synced simultaneously and live status update can be viewed from any location in real time bases. This doesn’t allow scope for  error or discrepancy. Over the year, UPES takes pride for its transparent and systematic selection process during the sessions. The session enables an aspirant to go for on spot selection and seat allocation as per his choice and eligibility and availability of seats.

What’s new

What is unique this time is on spot scholarship opportunity available to the eligible students. This probably could exist an aspirant to become part of this session. Besides, he has a chance to get counselor and assisted through senior faculty, directors, deans ,HODs and decide for his program. The occasion also provides opportunity to meet and interact with top industry experts/professionals from Xebia and IBM.

 

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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Creative Design Projects of UPES Students

Nothing can stop anyone from becoming creative if one aspires to be a creative mind. Rightly so, this is the demand of the industry that continuously thrives for innovative ideas to ease life and drive solutions. Some of the creative minds busy working on their projects during the Glass product making workshop organised by UPES School of Design Studies were caught in camera. This design school of UPES keeps organizing many workshops that are conducted by industry professionals to provide students’ hands on creativity.

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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.

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.