National Energy Conservation Day- 14th December

14th of December is celebrated as the national energy conservation day all over India since 1991. The Bureau of Energy Efficiency (BEE), under the Ministry of Power, heads the celebrations every year. In the year 2001, the Bureau of Energy Efficiency (BEE) executed the Energy Conservation Act in India.

Objective

The objective behind the celebration of the National Energy Conservation Day is to drive mass awareness about the importance of energy efficiency and conservation.

What do we mean by energy conservation?

The actual meaning of energy conservation is to avoid unnecessary use of energy and to minimize energy consumption so that the various energy resources can be saved for future uses. The concept of energy conservation should be rooted in the behaviour of every human being.

Importance of Energy Conservation

Today Energy use is a major source of global warming, which has the potential of making the earth uninhabitable. Energy sources like Fossil fuels, Crude oil, Coal, natural gas etc. generate sufficient energy for the use in daily life but in the modern time, the technology prevailing world needs more and more energy day by day. This creates the fear of reducing or diminishing the natural resources, which are already on the brink of exhaustion. The only way in replacing the non-renewable energy sources is by promoting the use of renewable energy sources. The Efficient use of energy is necessary for storing energy for future use.

According to BP Statistical Review of World Energy, 2010, at the current reserve to production ratio, oil is expected to last around 45 years, gas around 65 years, coal around 200 years.

High energy consumption not only takes a toll on once pockets but also their well-being. The bright lights at our workplaces lead to the variety of problems including stress, headache, high blood pressure, fatigue and reduces work efficiency of workers. Whereas, natural daylighting does not have any glare hence it is more eye-pleasing and enhances the productivity level of workers with the benefit of reducing the energy consumption.

Government Initiatives:

The government of various countries has come up with energy or carbon taxes to decrease the unnecessary wastage of energy. Petroleum Conservation Research Association (established in 1977) and Bureau of Energy Efficiency (established in 2001) are the two major initiatives by the Government of India for better energy efficiency and conservation.

Initiatives taken by Arya Group of Colleges:

Arya Group of Colleges situated at Jaipur, the Pink City of India has taken the various initiative to not only reduce the energy conservation but also reducing the waste generated at the campus.

Initiative 1: Solar Power Plant

To give it back to the environment, AGC installed a 500kW Solar Power Plant on the rooftop of its engineering and pharmacy colleges as well as on the various hostel buildings. The solar power plant is powering the whole Main Campus with the renewable solar energy.

Initiative 2: Bio-gas Plants

AGC is spread over 25 acres of lush green campus and provide residential facility to more than 1500 students at the campus. The significant biowaste generated at the campus including the dried leaves, grass, food waste from college canteen and mess areas are utilized in making Methane by the Bio-gas plants at the campus. The methane generated by this process is used in cooking and operating heaters at the campus. Thus reducing the use of LPG Gas Cylinders and electricity.

Initiative 3: Sewage Treatment Plant

Every day 1000’s of liters of wastewater containing paper, plastic bags, glass, wood etc. is generated at various offices, schools, colleges and residential facilities, which is then directed towards open dumping yards. This solid waste results in soil pollution and contamination of underground water.

Arya College does not follow this malpractice. We treat all the wastewater generated at the campus which includes the wastewater from the kitchen, canteen, and washrooms at our In-house Sewage Treatment Plant. After the treatment process, the wastewater can be easily discharged in the sewage lines. This process not only reduces the harmful solid waste released in the environment but also helps in reducing the load on the Municipal STP and prevent clogging of sewage lines.

Initiative 4: Motion Censored Lights

In any building both residential and commercial, one of the major reason of energy wastage is the continuous use of Lights in the corridors, classrooms, bathrooms, offices even when nobody utilizing the area. Also, we see that individuals leave the area/classroom/lab without turning off the lights. Washrooms being one of the busiest areas, it is not feasible to turn off the lights every time it is not being used.

To overcome this huge energy wastage, Arya College has installed Motion Censor in the classrooms, labs, and washrooms at all of its college buildings. In the absence of students/faculties in the classrooms or labs, the lights turn off automatically after 5 minutes. In the washroom whenever an individual enters, only when the lights turn on and it gets turned off after no motion is detected for 1 min. Thus resulting in energy consumption.

Initiative 5: Use of LED Lights

The traditional lights bulbs consume more energy than LED’s and CFL’s. To promote energy conservation Arya Main Campus has installed its own LED Bulb manufacturing unit at its campus and we have replaced all the normal bulbs with LED’s at all our college buildings, mess, canteen as well as the hostel rooms, thus cutting down cost as well as preventing the waste of energy.

How can you contribute?

Any individual can save energy by deeply taking care of small things such as turning off the unnecessarily running fans, lights, submersible, heater, car-pooling or limiting the daily usage of high energy consumption devices. These are the easier and efficient way to save the unnecessary use of energy thus playing an important role in saving the environment and our mother earth.

Significant Roles of Indian Citizens in Energy Conservation

Each and every citizen of India must be aware of how to use efficient energy, how to save energy for their own future safety and many more ways. Everyone should follow the rules, regulations and policies implemented by the Government of India in order to support the energy efficiency.

quality VS quantity

“We measure genius by quality, not by quantity.”                                                                                                                         -Windell Phillips

From the above lines , it’s quite clear how quality is most beneficial in the long run .Today our country India is dealing with many such examples of where we win in case of quantity but when the talk is of quality, we seem to fail.One of the biggest of such example is our own education system.

The basic concept of our present education system is no different from a factory which produces and sells unfinished products in the market. Still our country is developing today with the highest growth rate in the world, which puts many foreigners in a dilemma. How?

The reason is that we have IITs, NITs and other Government, or Non-government Top world class engineering institutes in India which are few in number, though they produce quality students according to the need of the market or corporate industry.

But the actual statistics on the ground level is very different on the basis of comparison. About 1.5 Million engineers pass out from about 10396 engineering colleges throughout India. Of which only few are placed. Recent studies and research says that “About 94% of engineering graduates were not fit for hiring”. The best 10 IT companies take only 6% of the engineering graduates. But what happens to the remaining 94%?

They struggle for work or start to prepare for government job,Or start to work under payment because engineers are not able to fulfill the demands of the industries, the corporate industries want an employ having well technical skill, communication skill, leadership skill and having  well management skill , Industry focus on practical knowledge rather than higher percentage of marks ,Industries requirement are to be updated with new technology and new ideas but our education system is still continue with the syllabus of medaival period,

Corporate world want to hire a employ having multi-talent, a single employ can do the work of five employ but the college produce such employ that even five employ can’t perform the work of a single employ.

The environment of corporate world and the environment of the many college or institution are totally different

But I am the student of Arya institute of engineering and technology where I found it is very good institute because it focus on the demand of corporate industries, here we have a highly codified teacher for technical knowledge

There is a well organized library facility where all the types of books are available which helps us to enhance our knowledge Our college AIET provides us computer lab or robotics lab Which help us for enhance our practical Knowledge In our college there is incubation center where we can make the part of robot which enhance our industrial knowledge AIET is the first Engineering College having Incubation center in Rajasthan. Our college introduces us ARYA TOAST MASTER CLUB which help us to enhance our communication skill and leadership And management skill and during cultural event college give us the opportunities to perform our manage mental knowledge I am really proud to be the part of ARYA because it focus on Quality not on quantity m sure that I will have a great future

 

Role of Sales in an Organization

In a country, as big as India, having the second largest population in the World, creating a brand value is something which cannot be considered as simple or straightforward. We all could remember the good old days when we used to go to a pharmacy or a general store and asking for Colgate, in place of asking for toothpaste or when we used to call noodles as Maggie. Every noodle was Maggie and every toothpaste was Colgate. This is what a good marketing and sales team can accomplish. Something that affects how people think or pursue.

In any organization, the role of the sales department is very pivotal in the success of the business. The distinctive and necessary role of sales is to bridge the gap between the potential customer’s needs and the products/services that the organization offers that can fulfill their needs. Now you can have the best product or service ever been available to the consumer, but without sales, your company will struggle to survive. As a business owner, if you’re not concerned with increasing sales, your company may not be as profitable as you hope it would be.

Broadly the work of sales can be split into three categories.

  1. Understand the consumer and his needs (Consumer Behaviour)
  2. Reaching out to the consumer before your competitor
  3. Feedback of the consumer

Before jumping in the field and pitching the product to the masses, the sales need to understand the needs of the consumers because the consumer and his needs not only changes from city to city or from locality to locality but also from individual to individual. After preparing a comprehensive idea, then only the product/service should be devised.

Then comes the product pitching to the consumer. It can be through visual, auditory or kinesthetic. Also, the sales need to reach the consumer before other competitors providing similar services or products and thereafter create a brand value among the masses. In the modern era, this task is both easy and challenging at the same time. As the consumer can get influenced from virtually anything like a TV Ad or a banner so making the consumer sticking to your brand is quite a difficult job to accomplish. An ideal ad or product should be like a song, which once heard get stuck in mind, and kept on repeating itself.

The work of the sales does not end here. To ensure customer retention and the continuous sale of the commodity or the service, the regular feedback of the consumer is of prime importance. Through this subsequent improvisation or modifications can be carried out as per the need of the consumer.

The roles of sales representatives in businesses are diversified, requiring multi-skilled and efficient personnel who will grow their skill-set with the ever-changing needs of the consumer and the advancement of the organization they are working for. If you are an individual, pertaining to these skills, it is highly likable that you will be preferred over other individuals, by any business or organization.

These skills need time to nourish over time and cannot be incorporated by the customary education system. This is where Arya Colleges at Jaipur is working on with its students. Not only the students of Marketing and IT streams of MBA but also other graduates akin to Engineering, Bachelor of Commerce, Arts or Science needs to be training in methods like Neuro-Linguistic Programming (NLP) and related methods, offering invaluable insights into customers and people in general. There is a dire need of such learning institutes which can help the students in developing the requisite skills, which will not only aid them in winning over their competitors in pitching sales (or any other area) but also building a rapport among client and colleagues.

At Arya Colleges jaipur, students get to observe and work at varied business houses; be it banking, consultancy, retail or marketing. Here we would like to add that Arya has Business and start-up Incubation Centres which train the students on various platforms wherein they learn digital marketing, AdWords etc. Arya also emphasizes on its students carrying a high moral character as it reflects in customer dealings. Arya Group being one of the Premiere Institutes of Rajasthan for Engineering and other graduates courses aim at preparing the students to be industry ready and having life skills, which will make them excel in both professional and personal lives. In the term of sales

“It’s not about having the right opportunities. It’s about handling the opportunities right.”