How to Plan your 4 Years of Engineering?

The School days are over and for various reasons including your parents’ insistence, lack of any idea which field to choose or maths was one of your favorite subjects and you did all right during your school, you have chosen to be an engineer.

Welcome to the new way of life! Congrats!

Now where to go from here to really Enjoy, learn and grow and eventually metamorphose into a successful Engineering professional and of course without giving up on fun, friends, and fiesta…

This is the time when you are neither perceived as an adult nor do you get the benefit of doubt of being a young herd. Things are absolutely confusing and making your way to adulthood is bewildering, to say the least, and the college is overwhelming …

More often than not you find yourself getting lost and have the least inkling as to how to find the balance between learning and fun!! Time is both, in abundance and at the same time a scarce commodity …

From being a student for all the 24 hours you need to become a juggler!! You have various balls in the air to juggle!!  You have to be a learner, submit your projects and assignments, learn to be an adequate communicator, participate in both written and verbal communication challenges, up your aptitude quotient, Be at a lookout or participating in tech fests, build your value through a benefitting internship, various social service programs wouldn’t go amiss, have a strong LinkedIn profile and learn to control your impulses on the internet and of course forge life long friendships and memories.

Following are the tips which can guide you without compromising on any aspect of your life and helping you evolve into the best version of yourself :

 

  1. Study, but don’t bank just on studies: During the school days acquiring good grades both in the Boards and various admission tests was your sole goal. Get good grades, get a good college. Now when you have got the college of your choice/compromise, you have to up your game.

Good grades talk of your dedication as a student, your ability to read a particular topic, understand and be able to reproduce it is tested through grades but is that enough? When you look for a job, post your engineering, your grades are just a preliminary qualifier. Your grades help your CV reach the HR desk, and don’t mind me saying that anyone who can make the basic cut off point stands an equal chance.  What takes you further is the ability to sell your skills. If you are adept at a certain technology but can’t communicate the adept-ness, An interviewer won’t really bother. You see he is not a mind reader.

You know something, be prepared to communicate it –well enough.

Which brings me to another point- when do you start learning communication skills and How? You start building confidence and communication from the first year, since it’s not really difficult to learn to communicate yet it surely takes patience and persistence and practice. Your desire and dedication to put in that one hour daily for all the 365 days can get you way ahead of any of your competition.

You need to grasp each and every opportunity to stand and present. Stand and present a topic, in your class, on college stage through speeches and participating in the various essay competition. You may like to join Toastmasters club, if there is one in your college, if not, be a part of the club you find in your locality. Be a very active participant in the College to Campus Connect programs organized by your college. Be a very intent Ted listener. Read not only Literature around your topic of expertise (or you intend to acquire mastery upon) but also newspapers and other classics.

Since English is a big challenge for students and it’s a universal language, thus I’m talking about just this language here.

You see reading, will help you not only acquire mastery over a certain topic but also help you build vocabulary and learn how to use a plethora of words in different settings. Also, subconsciously now the language doesn’t look foreign but you feel a sense of familiarity with a language.

 

To learn to pronounce and use the right words/ phrases in various scenarios you need to be familiar with it, one fun way of doing it is watching English movies and series in English and with English subtitles only!!

You are working fairly hard in learning the language but its usage is still evasive, is it? Use it with your friends, you may like to form a group of friends you commit. Be a part of a local Toastmasters club and the opportunity of writing, listening, reading and speaking and competing will present itself more often than you like!! Good Luck with that!

(2)  Networking and using Social Networking- How much is too much? So you have 18 hours a day even when you take into account 6 hours of sleep. Being on Facebook and Instagram is all the rage and the moment you get to peep at your handset you do not let the moment pass by, but is it really helpful? I am not talking in platitudes, but on an average, youth spends about 2 to 4 hours on social media and here, we have not even taken into account the games like pubg etc. Social Media is eating into your limited resources of time and energy. Not to forget your ability to focus on the matter at hand is hampered too.

Limiting your usage by not carrying the phone around and keeping it far away from your bed to avoid the temptation of a quick look is the way to go.

Now, how can you tame the monster, you ask? Use it for your own benefit. First and foremost, when you apply anywhere for a job/internship, companies tend to look into your profiles and your social media- activities to know more about you- so keep it clean. Keep your prejudices and politics to yourself.

You should use LinkedIn to socialize and build a professional network. I have spoken at length on the benefits of LinkedIn in my last blog. LinkedIn is your professional footprint on the Internet. You create your account, post your professional profile and start looking for the companies, the HR of these companies and other employees and connects with them. All the jobs posted by the HR of the company on LinkedIn are now accessible to you.

Now you are pressurized into action, you have to create a decent CV you learn to get references and all of a sudden you catapult into a professional. You are taken seriously, a person with a futuristic approach and it doesn’t even take 10 mins a day, once the initial task of CV posting is done. Your debut in the professional world is much easier. And that’s the magic of social media working in your favor!

(3) Participate in Extracurricular activities- not a choice anymore I am afraid.. seek fun through creativity and participating with the like-minded fellow students. Healthy Competition harmed no one! It actually helps one push the envelope.

Participating in sports and other QUALITY extracurricular activities not only within the college but across, builds your confidence and it also, puts you on the horizon, you are known to the management and to the training and placement office. You get to know all the opportunities offered by the college, as you are in the Training and Placement’s horizon.

Also, it channelizes your energies towards having some constructive fun with likeminded people and keeps you away from wasting time in nonproductive non action.

(4) Every company worth its salt will take a written/reasoning/aptitude test- start preparing, now! Every brand, which comes for placement in your college or otherwise uses this tool to separate candidates at the preliminary round itself by giving them an aptitude/written/reasoning test. You have acquired a decent grade in your Engineering. You now qualify for presenting your CV to a potential Employer. The first hindrance you need to overcome is a written test.

And, if you think you can prepare for this test in the last six months of your Engineering, you can’t be further away from the reality. You need to start the preparation from the second year of your college itself. Starting in the lst year is too ambitious. You need time and patience to grasp the subject and really acquire some sense of mastery over it.

(5) Time Management- I have attached a link of the video of a speech by Arnold Schwarzenegger. The Entire speech is extremely inspiring yet his take on time management is unbeatable.

Everyone has 24 hours a day and removing 6 hours of sleep you are left with 18 hours a day. Even if the college takes up 8 to 10 hours, you still have another 8 hours in your hand to complete your assignments and build a hobby and work on your communication/take up a hobby/hit the gym/prepare for a marathon etc.

Each minute wasted on Youtube and other social media offerings is time away from building the best version of your self.

(6) Build habits and character- If you really want to change a certain habit or build a new habit into your system, the good news is –it is very much doable/not difficult. But the not so good news is – Rome wasn’t built in a day!

Anything, any habit, personality trait can be developed or removed from your system. All you need is persistence – and it’s not as difficult as it sounds or we are made to believe. Just like if you want to build a lean and mean body- work out, Not 4 hours a day, but 45 mins every day. No excuses, please! Every day is what it takes. You do not have to be a supreme being or born with a herculean built up but you need to go to the gym and overcome all your reasons for not going there. Similarly, if you want to build a habit into your system- you need to take a day at a time and keep on it for around 66 days.

On an average, it would take more than 2 months before a new behavior gets onto an automatic mode— 66 days to be exact. And how long it takes a new habit to form can vary widely depending on the actions, the human being, and the situation. Making a mistake once a while is all right- if you miss out on a certain day that doesn’t mean the task is undoable. Give yourself permission to make mistakes but you cannot permit yourself to get back up and get going. Persistence is the key.

These are few of the things one could keep on mind to keep a track of the most important years which can help you shape your life and fill your artillery with the most important weapon- self-control and self-management.

(7) An internship can shape your Career: This is an opportunity and not a cross you must carry. It is the foundation on which you can construct the building of your choice.

The internship is where you get the practical learning of how the work life is going to be, what kind of role will interest you and which industry is most in tandem with your desires. It prepares you for the future and does wonders to your resume’. Choose wisely- rather than just looking for a ‘fake’ certificate from a relative or an acquaintance.

It gives you a real-world hands-on experience. It’s scary and exciting at the same time – it is a way to experiment with possible jobs and explore different career options.

Networking and build contacts– Internship presents an opportunity to you, of professional networking and getting a recommendation letter/on linked in. it gives you a chance to meet HR of the company and if you prove your worth, they may actually like to retain you (if they have a position), as they have worked with you. It gives an upper hand over the other new entrants.

It helps you add weight to your resume’. Your resume’ is surely more worthy of attention when you have actually worked on a project and hold a decent recommendation then when you are raw from the college.

Without foregoing fun if managed wisely, these years can prove to be the founding stone of your career, which can catapult you to the next level of personal and professional learning, growth and career.

Being with Arya Student Development Cell for a long time now and having seen the ebbs and highs of students’ life first handed has made me privy to students’ life cycle and hence my suggestion for a successful stint as a student and professional in a gist:

(10) Start working on your communication from the first year itself. It’s not too late to make repairs of the mistake of the past, and not too early to start. 2. Start working on Aptitude test, it takes time to master it. 3. Start preparing on your public speaking, presentation and groom yourself to eb the best vesion of yourself. 4. Internship, it prepares you and your CV for your future assignments. You get to know your strengths and dislikes and if played well, the associations made at this time will lay a foundation of your career. Don’t forget to update your LinkedIn profile as you go..

Usefulness of Linkedin for Students for a job hunt

With Social Media all the rage amongst the youth and when the youth likes to spend most of their time on the social platforms, can reaching out to the world at large at the click of finger get any easier ?

For better or worse the millennial seem to not get enough of the social media, no matter how trivial or huge the news, it is broken on the internet by the doer or the viewer of the act more promptly than any other front. Arguably a source most distracting and time consuming, social media can be used to ones benefit if used wisely.

Today job seekers all over the world find social media as the most flourishing platform, which can easily swing a job seekers carrier to extremely greener pastures. It is Making the world has literally and not figuratively shrunk like a walnut. Time and distance or remoteness/ far flung-ness of information/location is the thing of the past. Abundance of information may be too much to cope up with and extremely confusing too, yet when one looks to benefit from it the outcome is mind boggling.

Linkedin is one such platform, which is extremely useful for both the freshers and experienced professionals alike. It is a business and employment oriented service which is a meeting point of the Employee and the Employer, wherein the employers post their requirements, a job seeker can view and apply for it on the other hand job seekers display their CV on their account. The reach is global and thus phenomenal. It helps one connect and network with professionals helping one advance his professional interests.

Considering the benefits, Arya Engineering College had conducted a two hour workshop emphasizing the importance of LinkedIn. it’s usefulness. And how one needs to create the C.V. which articulately puts forth ones potential and achievements. Ary Engineering college has the foresight to educate it’s students and help them make the best use of the social platform.

We tried to answer the questions, how soon is soon enough for a budding professional to make his presence at LinkedIn? What are the requirements? Does it really serve the manifested purpose?

1  To make long-term connections/network. You have done your internship fruitfully and you may want to stay in touch for future prospects with the company. Connect through LinkedIn. Make your account, post your CV and send an invite , you are likely to get accepted and this builds into your network and comes handy when there is this profile in the company you would so like to apply for.

Networking contacts like these can be extremely valuable. Do connect with as many professional as possible who know you and your work. Peer connections are also important. Your friends and friends of friends may wind up working where you want to be.

2  To get recommendations and endorsements.If you do a volunteer internship at a company, get your senior to write you a rosy recommendation that mentions specific things you did well, like handling customers and always arriving early and staying late. Since endorsements accumulate over time, it’s good to start early.

3  To underline achievements.  If you’re academically inclined or are/were a part of the debate team or Toastmasters team/ and you win awards, or your essay wins a nationwide writing competition, you were are/were a part of an important seminar on Engineernig. You would definitely want your potential employers to know. Create an Honors & Awards section on your profile and keep it updated.

4.To show that you are ready to embark onto a professional life:  Most potential employers will put your name through a Google search. When you have a footprint on the LinkedIn, it indicates to a potential new boss that you are serious about building a career have a progressive approach and are keeping pace with the industry, rather than just socializing online. If as a new entrant in the professional you have a LinkedIn profile, it shows they are several steps ahead and mature enough to network with like minded professionals.

  1. To make an impression on the potential employers.When you finally want to dive in the professional world and your competition has only a résumé and no LinkedIn profile, a hiring manager will likely be impressed that you have had the forethought to establish a LinkedIn presence, especially if you have numerous strong references, more than a few testimonials, a dozen connections and a work history even if they were volunteer positions or.
  2. To find out connections of the jobs you are interested in-This is one of LinkedIn’s great selling points: If you know what field or company you want to work in, you can directly search your connections for a link to a specific company, institution or field. It’s a challenge for a new comer to come up with more than a dozen meaningful connections. But the benefit of LinkedIn is that you can keep building as you grow.

By the end of the workshop at Arya Engineering College, it’s students were ready with their new C.V.’s and a glowing LinkedIn profile. The need of networking, exchange of information and staying connected in the industry and to not miss out on opportunities was all that the workshop about. Most well-connected people are more often than not most successful and fact was well-stressed upon in the workshop by Arya Engineering college.

 

 

 

 

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.”

HOW SHOULD A NATIONAL HOLIDAY BE CELEBRATED?

Witnessing those rigorous period of extreme bloodshed and humiliation under the British rule, We Indians have recovered so fast that it has become a topic to research on for those foreigners. Today not only those cruel Britishers but the entire world salutes us for re-establishing our lost glory.

Not only our growth rate and GDP, there are many other sectors too which itself fills the spectator all around the world with awe. Also we Indians feel proud to showcase our culture and strength in various sectors (such as spiritual, economical, defense, technical, space, etc) on certain special days such as Republic Day (26 January) and Independence Day (15 August).

Both 15th of August and 26th of January is celebrated as a national holiday throughout India.

INDEPENDENCE DAY

15th of August, 1948, the day when we were officially declared as a citizen of an independent nation. From then onwards, this day is celebrated every year as an independence day. The day when we Indians recall upon the bravery of our great ancestors and freedom fighters. This day is observed in all Indian states and union territories. On the eve of Independence day, the president of India delivers the “Address to the Nation”. On 15 August, the Prime Minister hoists the Indian flag on the ramparts of the historical site of  Red Fort in Delhi. Twenty-one gun shots are fired in honour of the solemn occasion. In his speech, the Prime Minister highlights the past year’s achievements, raises important issues and call for further development. He pays tribute to the leaders of the Indian Independence Movement. The Indian national anthem,  “Jana Gana Mana”, is sung. The speech is followed by march past of divisions of the Indian Armed forces and paramilitary forces. Parades and pageants showcase scenes from the independence struggle and India’s diverse cultural traditions. Similar events take place in state capitals where the Chief Ministers of individual states unfurl the national flag, followed by parades and pageants.

How Independence Day looks like?

  • Flag hoisting ceremonies and cultural programmes take place in governmental and non-governmental institutions throughout the country.
  • Schools and colleges conduct flag hoisting ceremonies and cultural events.
  • Major government buildings are often adorned with strings of light.
  • Even most of the houses are adorned with the mighty tricolor flag – Our Pride.
  • In Delhi and some other cities, kite flying adds to the occasion.
  • Citizens adorn their clothing, wristbands, cars, household accessories with replica of the tri-colour.
  • The Indian Diaspora celebrates Independence Day around the world with parades and pageants, particularly in regions with higher concentrations of Indian immigrants.
  • Many inspiring movies are released on Independence Day depicting the bravery of Indian freedom fighters.

Independence Day Celebration at AIET, Jaipur

A Huge 25-Acre campus of Arya Institute of Engineering and Technology with a well-equipped studious atmosphere plays an important role in maintaining a positive aura around the campus. Each and Every festivals are celebrated with an extra-ordinary sense of vigour.

If we talk of Independence day celebration at AIET ,than it’s really very well-organized with a flair of spirituality. Each and Every student at arya are heartily involved in the celebration. The celebration is so lavish that every year the owner of the college invites certain volunteer as a Chief Guest for the event.

“No matter whatever the place be, whatever the country be, but the love for one’s

arya engineering colleges in jaipur

True yardstick to measure the success of any Technical Colleges is its ability to place its students. Arguably education is not only the means to acquiring knowledge in a desired field but also, a vehicle to an appropriate job offer.

There are about 10,300 AICTE approved Engineering colleges in India. On the brighter side, The private colleges keep the dream of gaining a respectable technical degree alive in the students who are unable to secure a seat in the Tier one institutes like IITs and NIITs.

But on the other hand the count of engineering colleges has been springing up like mushrooms in India in the last few years. Some of these colleges exist, solely with the intention of making profit at the cost of careers of their students, without a thought to their future.

The rapid growth in the number of engineering colleges can be credited to nothing more than an ecosystem built around providing talent for the $110 billion outsourcing market and the gigantic Indian Market . Once sees nothing wrong in the growing number of Engineering colleges , as they seem to fill the gap left wide open by the dearth of Technical premium colleges and the aspiration of minds which are technically bent.

But, is it not the responsibility of these colleges which dole out Technical degrees to the aspirant that they give assistance and leave no stone unturned when it comes to providing ‘decent’ openings as the student gets into the final year at college.

My fist hand experience of working Private Engineering colleges have helped me break down the requirements of a recruiter. Essentially a combination of decent hard and soft skills is the need of the hour. Arya College is one such college which has been able to cater to the requirement of the recruiters. Churning out decent talent, which is employable and at par with the best in the Industry. The approach of Arya College is quite simple; make soft skills a part of regular day to day learning and the essence of their teaching methodology is ‘learning by doing’.

Arya College brings to life the most celebrated words of Benjamin Franklin: “Tell me and I forget, teach me and I may remember, involve me and I learn.” The mentors at Arya lay emphasis on learning, experimentation, entrepreneurship and a progressive value system, and that the degree is not the only priority for growth and a good future.

To implement this methodology the management together with their faculty works tirelessly. Their desire to evolve and establish a college which could overcome the challenges of the times and come out a winner definitely praiseworthy.

Arya College has been able to get upto 70% of its students placed. Arya College’s Training and placement cell stays connected with the industry and actively seeks their requirement, so that the in house training is stitched according to requirements of the Industry. The labs and Infrastructure are modernized to live up to the industries ever changing needs.

Not Surprisingly, Arya College has paved the path for others to follow and dreams of its student is still its priority.

Solar Energy

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India is the world’s third largest producer and third largest consumer of electricity. Electric energy consumption in agriculture was recorded highest (17.89%) in 2015-16 among all countries.  Though at present, the per capita electricity consumption is low compared to many countries despite cheaper electricity tariff in India. We still have villages, which are in engulfed in darkness despite the potential of our landscape. However, with the growing population, urbanization, and industrialization the consumption is likely to grow. We need to be prepared to meet the requirements and be future ready.

Owing to it’s diverse landscape, India has surplus power generation capacity but lacks adequate infrastructure for supplying electricity to all. With its growing positioning as one of the world’s fastest growing economies, India can’t afford to stay in dark and electricity is one of the most fundamental needs of its people.

In order to cope with the lack of adequate electricity supply to all the people in the country by March 2019, the Government of India has launched a scheme called “Power for all”. This scheme aims to ensure continuous and uninterrupted electricity supply to all its villages, towns and cities and of course the industries and commercial establishments. The Indian government is rigorously creating and improving necessary infrastructure to buttress its goal.

Thus, Apart from the conventional source of energy that is dominantly fossil fuel, India is looking at unconventional sources such as hydro, solar, wind power etc. India’s renewable energy sector is amongst the world’s most active players in renewable energy utilization, especially solar and wind electricity generation.Fortunately, India is endowed with ample amount of Solar Energy and generation potential. And making use of its assets wisely is the way forward.

Rooftop solar power is a revolution that is widespread across the country and the world. Backed by favorable government policies, India is all set to be one of the largest generators of solar power in the world.

The fresh uprising in this sector has noteworthy socio-economic effects for India. Be it job creation or empowerment of people in energy-deprived regions of the country. both to regions that have little to no conventional source of power, and Distributed construction – primarily rooftop solar PV power plants – will take part in a major job in bringing solar power to developed urban centers that have grid power but not enough to hold their rapid extension.

All hands and minds need to come together as a single force to participate in the revolution to make it a success. The pledge to make India ‘darkness- free’ can sustain only if all the stakeholders participate wholeheartedly. Colleges and other educational institutions will play a significant role in this transformation, not only in creating awareness about solar energy amongst their students but also by utilizing rooftop solar power to demonstrate that they are already part of the future. The benefits to the institution, its faculty, students, and to society at large are massive which is why many of India’s most famous educational institutions have already installed large rooftop solar power plants on their rooftops.

The use of solar power has grown both in residential and commercial use. Educational institutions have caught up on solar plants as it’s an excellent investment as well as an opportunity to make its contribution towards the country. As a social responsibility project at Arya College, to has adopted solar power for their campuses and facilities, it is developing solar capacities of 1 MW or higher.

With solar power on campus and in facilities, the college is leading it’s way to renewable energy. It is setting a trend for other institutions to follow, and it is taking advantage of its vast solar resources to educate students on renewable energy.

Renewable energy is energy from sources that are naturally replenishing but flow-limited. They are virtually inexhaustible in duration but limited in the amount of energy that is available per unit of time. Given the aggravating condition of the resource, It is the call of the hour and a matter of utmost importance. It is commendable that Arya College has chosen to pay heed and responded with a solution to address the issue.

Arya College has installed solar panels on its rooftop to not only satisfy its in-house needs. Most noteworthy is that the project thus installed, is the one lead by its own Alumni and its existing students of the Electrical branch.

Not only does Arya College plan to fulfill the in-house needs but the remaining will be injected to the main Grid. Arya’s approach is futuristic and progressive.

 

 

 

 

Why Soft Skills are more important than you think

 

Securing a seat in a good Engineering college is an uphill task in itself. Once a student has put his foot into the gateway, his focus is to learn the nuances of Engineering. And he lays impetus on gaining the hard skills which could land him to his dream job. When a student of Engineering reaches the third year he realizes that his knowledge, projects and assignments and test scores would not really suffice. He should be able to make an impression during the interview process, to walk through the golden gates of his Dream Company. Other students with the same hard skills are a stiff competition. Now what is the differentiator and how do they make an impact??

A survey of 303 employers across the country by the Federation of Indian Chambers of Commerce and Industry (Ficci) in 2010 found a majority of graduates lacked adequate “soft skills” to be employed in the industry. As per the report, 75 per cent of technical graduates and more than 85 per cent of general students are unemployable.” Not taking soft skills as an essential skill is like asking for irreparable damage. Not only does an engineering student need these skills to make a head start in the job market   but they are needed to sustain the job as well.

Soft Skills are harder to learn since they involve unlearning your instinctive reactions (which were never questioned during your entire life) and replacing them with a more deliberate approach to win in every situation. Having said that, I would like to assure each and every reader that, it is not that a student can’t be brought to pace and taught this subtle art. Yes art!  Now that explains why it is so evasive!!

Colleges know that they are answerable and their success not only depends on giving the working knowledge of engineering to its students but also, the Return on investment of the money time and energy can only sustain their position as leaders.

Every college worth it’s salt is working on making students future ready, they are not only restructuring the existing learning system , working on acquiring unprecedented industry patronage and striking strategic international alliances for a holistic development but have included applicative soft skills program in their agenda.

Being a Communications Trainer, I have been working with various corporate and colleges and

One such college I have had the pleasure to work with is Arya College, Kukas Jaipur.

Arya College realized it in time that, Automation and Artificial Intelligence will result in a great proportion of jobs relying on Soft Skills. Thanks to the cutting – edge technology, task that require hard skills are continuing to decline making Soft Skills as the key differentiator in the work place. Their determination to adapt and fit into the ever changing industrial environment is extremely practical and a need of the hour.

Arya has formed a cell, called Student Development Cell (SDC) to adapt their services to the ever changing environment. Without wasting time, Arya has overhauled the entire approach towards student development. It has a very process driven SDC, which consists of extremely experienced trainers and their method of training is experiential. Which means no soft skills can be effectively taught to a student without involving his mind and it should call for an action at his end too. Just like one can’t be taught to cycle without practically getting on a cycle. Similarly one can’t be taught the Art of communication and presentation or attending an interview successfully without practically going through that process. SDC makes sure that they simulate the entire process of interview, so that it doesn’t come as a surprise to its students.

The SDC at Arya College takes its students though the four layer of simulation, to do away with the fear of English Language, basics of the language are taught to the students in the first year. Then comes, the preparation for Verbal and Aptitude tests in the second year. The third year is dedicated to technical trainings related to the concern branch, professionals and trainers are invited from the industry for a meaningful learning of the student. While the fourth year is the year of mock group discussions, debates, interviews skills, body language.

Arya calls industry specialist for the simulation of the interview environment to give its students a flavor of variety.

No wonder their industry alliances for on campus placements are swelling by the year. The robust placement is a result of a very systematic approach towards meeting the industry need and fulfilling the commitment Arya makes to its student. Fine tuning the student’s skills for a rewarding career has adequately paid off Arya turn into an industry leader!

Girl Education..

“if you educate a man you educate an individual, but if you educate a woman you educate a family.”

In a society where women were worshiped as Durga, the invincible once, Laxmi the goddess of wealth, fortune and prosperity and Saraswati is the goddess of knowledge, music, art, wisdom and nature. Today we see them struggling to get even a semblance of respect. The discrimination is palpable and heart wrenching.

Discrimination on the basis of group, class category or gender. Discrimination in all aspects of life , even Education. Despite Literacy being fundamental for participating in society. Adult Literacy rate has been a serious global worry.But it seems we are yet to mellow down as a society and respond to the need of the hour.

There is a wide gender disparity in the literacy rate in India. Effective literacy rates in 2011 were 80.9% for men and 64.60% for women. Rajasthan has the lowest literacy rate I;e 52%. The condition is lamentable and we as society need to reform the situation before it gets further low.

Not just the government, It is the responsibility of the educated class to step in, facilitate women education and help minimize the inequity. The inequity of opportunities offered to a woman viz a viz man..Helping her quench her thirst for knowledge, empowering her with tools of independence and allowing her the dignity with which she deserves to live !! Half of the world consisits of women. And her being unedcuated doesn’t help the situation. Giving women their place as equals and not as a base citizen whose job is to serve the men without any say in the matter.

The voice of the reasoning and the clamor for help can’t be ignored anymore. The capable will have to pitch in and closing one’s eyes to the issue is no more an option.

It’s heartening to know that some of the people and organizations have assumed responsibility to bring in a silent but very effective revolution.   Arya College is one them It has chosen to respond to the call and took upon itself to be a part of the journey of emancipation. The journey which women are today undertaking and breaking ground like never before. Arya College wants to make it’s contribution to help women soar and take on unprecedented challenges, without guilt.The guilt which society has since time unknown forced on women, when they seek anything beyond what is voluntarily offered to them.

Arya College is contributing towards the cause, by providing free education to women and helping her realize her dreams of a dignified life and a life of purpose.The College has very magnanimously opened up more than 201 seats worth almost 6 cr.in response to ‘Beti Bachao Beti Padhao’ campaign. They are committed towards creating opportunities and giving their time and effort to nudge women in the direction of education and progress. The simple fact that so many women are drawn to work outside the home despite criticism demonstrates the monetary and psychological importance of education and employment for women.

When women are breaking the mold and the challenging the outlook that women are fit only for filling very docile roles in the family and are incapable of taking any meaningful decisions. In response to this regressive an hostile thought process, Arya College has chosen to Lead by example and make it a tad easy of young women to prove their mettle and grow to glory. Be it providing free education, employment, and empowering her with skills or helping groom her personality from an unsure and self-doubting individual to a very confident and enlightened woman, who has imbibed Aryan value system.Values, that encourage women to strive to develop and pursue higher standards. Arya has paved a path for others to follow.

Arya College is a Premier Source for Education, Workforce Training, Partnerships and Economic Development. The management at Arya College has highest of expectations from their underling,as Arya gives them the means to bring the best in it’s wards leaving no stone un turned when it comes to quality education, breaking educational environments, opportunities, and experiences that enable individuals, communities, and the region to grow, thrive, and prosper.They are dedicated to meeting the needs of the nation.