Monday, 25 September 2017

10 must have soft skills for engineers career success

The technology is developing at a rapid rate these days. New developments and the introduction of new machinery and equipment brought today will become an old news in a few days. So how do engineers in the various field keep up with the volatile environment? Engineering is a domain where one’s training never ends, even after years of professional schooling. Developing and honing both technical skills and soft skills is an utmost priority to sustain in the market for the engineers. Unlike hard skills which can be proven through technical work, soft skills need to be proven with a decree of one’s latent talent which the person learns through surroundings.

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Soft Skills are an amalgamation of people skills, social skills, communication skills, character traits, attitude towards any object or person, career attributes, social intelligence and emotional intelligence quotients that enable people to effectively manoeuvre their environment, work well with others, perform well, and achieve their goals with complementing hard skills. These skills can include communication abilities, personal habits, time management, teamwork and leadership traits, social graces, language skills and cognitive or emotional empathy.

The following list of soft skills may be useful for your resume, job descriptions or training plan.

  1. Communication- Communication plays a key role as this skill is two-fold, where one needs to deal with explaining concepts to clients and managers and translating them from technical to conventional methods. The second involves giving instructions to team members and others without rubbing anyone the wrong way.

  1. Courtesy- Manners Maketh Man. Being polite is necessary if one wants to progress in any field.

  1. Flexibility- Adaptability, accepting new things and a nature willing to change according to situations should be shown by the person in order to sustain in any field.

  1. Integrity- A person who is honest and have high ethical and moral values, boosts the spirit of surrounding where he/she works.

  1. Interpolation skills- Everyone likes a cheerful, friendly and humorous nature. Showing compassion, empathy, and patience towards other helps in rejuvenating the morale of everyone.

  1. Positive Attitude- One must cherish an optimistic, encouraging, happy, confident and enthusiastic nature in the society.

  1. Professionalism-  Professionalism, a word which sends an instant and a clear message. The qualities included in it are- poised, businesslike, appearance and well-dressed.

  1. Responsibility- Everyone likes a person who is reliable, accountable and gets the job done. This characteristic shows off the true personality of anyone as it is to be proved and not shown.

  1. Teamwork- Co-operation, tagging along with others, supportive of others’ work and collaboration - all are synonymous to Team Work. And the proverb “Talent wins games, but teamwork and intelligence win championships” stands true to it.

  1. Work Ethic- It’s a belief in work, a set of values centered on the importance of doing work and reflected especially in a desire or determination to work hard.The boss always admires hard-working, self-motivated, loyal employees.

Tuesday, 19 September 2017

Alumni Meet “MILAP”- 2017



"A founder can carry an institution only so far, and then others have to step in, even the alumni. That's how an institution becomes one."
~ Shiv Nadar

You might remember the teachers who change your life, pranks with your friends, late night submissions, cheerful moments of gathering, fun-fair, sports, lecture rooms and exam halls, trekking at Harishchandragad, Kalsubai, Bhandardara, Malshej Ghats. The list is endless!

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The wait is finally over. Gear up for the much-awaited meetup at AVCOE. It's time to nostalgically reminisce about the old memories. It's time to cherish all those college memories filled with happiness and rejoicing with friends and teachers. AVCOE is organizing a reunion for all the college alumni.


We invite you to spend the day, to relive your college days, get updates on fellow alumni and more updates on the enhanced role of the AVCOE. There will be interactions, a lot of discussions, dwelling in the nostalgia and some inspiration to take away! Not to forget the fun of spending a day with activities and games. The Alumni Meet- MILAP, starts on 1st Oct from 9:00 am onwards. The Meet is packed with a lot of fun, events, and excursion. The details of the activities can be found at the following link.


Spread the word. Let other Alumni know. Show your Alma Mater Pride.

Registration Link:

Wednesday, 30 August 2017

Top 5 Careers you should consider after Engineering

A decade ago, “I am an Engineer” was something very rare to hear. But today, with the growing literate population and education facilities, it is said that “I am ALSO an Engineer”. Due to a huge crowd opting for an engineer’s degree, very few achieve what they aim. In this competitive world with shortage of jobs most of the engineers end up doing low profile jobs which is a disgrace to their degree and hard work. We see a lot of engineers taking up jobs at BPO sectors, banks, or doing support jobs, or other odd jobs.
If you are an engineer too, help yourself discover the potential in you,  Become an achiever with a few steps after your degree.
Below mentioned are some ideas that will help you do justice to  your degree.

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Go for a Masters Degree -

Make it an “A++” with higher studies.
A degree after graduation is nothing but more power to you. If engineering is your passion then pursuing higher education in your subject is highly recommended. A postgrad degree is always given a lot of preference for higher positions at companies.


Masters in Business Administration -

MBA is quite a rage these days. If you are more inclined towards corporate world rather than a core engineering profile then MBA is just the best for you. Many top engineering colleges in Maharashtra offer MBA courses. One such college is AVCOE, Sangamner
It also offers different branches in MBA such as
  • Marketing Management (MKT)
  • Financial Management (FIN)
  • Human Resources Management (HR)
  • Information Technology Management (IT)
  • Operations Management (OPE)
  • International Business Management (IB)
  • Supply Chain Management (SCM)
  • Rural & Agribusiness Management (RABM)
  • Family Business Management (FBM)
  • Technology Management (TM)
To know more, log in to www.avcoe.org


Certification Course -

A certificate is always an add-on to your CV. There are various short term and diploma courses you can opt for after bachelors. It can be a certificate course in embedded technology, VLSI, robotics, ethical hacking, protocol testing, machine designing, etc or a diploma course in any domain.


Start your own Venture -

Who doesn’t want to be his own boss? if you believe in yourself and have proven some actual results during the study years,then give your entrepreneurial skills a go. After all established business have also taken the leap and started from somewhere.


Animation/CGI -

Animation/CGI is booming in the world today.  With computers and mobile phones ruling the roost in the urban population, game designing/animation is an attractive career destination. Coding enthusiast can go for this course as there are many entertainment industries that are ready to absorb their skills and talents in animations and graphics


There is a wide range of career opportunities to explore after engineering. So don’t hesitate in getting out there and getting in the best for you.

There are many institutes in Maharashtra which offer engineering as well as MBA and other certificate  courses. One of them is Amrutvahini College of Engineering, Sangamner. It is an institute which offers various engineering and other courses giving students a chance to explore. To know more, visit www.avcoe.org

Thursday, 3 August 2017

Role of Engineers in ISRO


The Indian Space Research Organization (ISRO) is a world famous space research and development organization formed on independence day, 1969 by Dr.Vikram Sarabhai. Engineers have played a key role in research & development at ISRO & have been a huge part of its achievements.  Engineers like P. Kunhikrishnan; S. Somnath; Tapan Mishra, and many more are a major part of success at ISRO. ISRO now recruits bulk of engineers in the field of mechanics, electrical, and computer science for research and development every year.
In this blog, we further mention ways that could help you be a part of your dream job at ISRO.

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ISRO: Achievements that made india proud!


  1. ISRO launched 104 satellites in a single flight:
Sending 104 satellites in one go gave India a great competitive edge. On 15 February, 2017 ISRO made India proud by launching 104 satellites in one flight. It helped us in emerging as a competitive candidate in space commercial market and gaining reputation globally for its effective yet low cost mission. This mission also attracted many countries and organizations to launch their satellite via ISRO.


  1.  Mangalyaan or Mom, 2014 -
India became the first country to reach the red planet successfully in its first attempt. When it comes to low cost satellite mission, ISRO is the best option because of its popular ‘Mars Mission’. Mangalyaan mission was operated in a low cost amount of INR.450 cr. which is cheaper than an eight lane bridge in Mumbai. The success of mangalyaan helped India in growing financially because of the international investments made by many countries in India after the launch and success of mangalyaan.


  1. Chandrayaan 1,2008-
Chandrayaan is India's first lunar probe. It lifted off on 21st october, 2008 and it mapped about 95% of the moon's surface. The most significant result from chandrayaan was presence of water on moon.


Working at ISRO is a achievement in itself because of its well known and commendable achievements. ISRO has many career opportunities for engineers.
Well if you are an engineer and dream to be a part of ISRO, the below information will guide you to your dream goal.


“Stepping stones that will eventually lead to being a part of ISRO someday-
ISRO recruits students from Mechanical engineering, Electrical engineering, Civil engineering, Computer science engineering & Chemical engineering.
ISRO has different work fields for the above mentioned engineering branches:


  • Electrical engineers are recruited for power electronics department. It is totally based on research over fuel cell technology, energy storage and control systems.
 
  • Civil engineers are recruited for the department of civil maintenance. Civil engineers are mainly responsible for construction, maintenance, design, planning of all ground based structure buildings of ISRO.


  • Mechanical engineers play a very important role in ISRO. They are recruited for mechanical design or work related to engines, cryogenics, propulsion, fabrication and structural design.


  • Computer science engineers are recruited for developing and maintaining new software for simulations and other operations.


So get started with your engineering passion one of Maharashtra’s top engineering college i.e. AMrutvahini College Of Engineering.
AVCOE offers all engineering specializations with a 4 year degree course.
For more details contact:
Tel: (02425) 259015/16/17/18 259148
OR

Visit our website at: www.avcoe.org

Thursday, 20 July 2017

Check out this new Windows 10 feature which will protect your files from ransomware!

Check out this new Windows 10 feature which will protect your files from ransomware! 



In May this year, a ransomware called WannaCry started spreading and attacking through Europe. WannaCry grasped vulnerabilities in Windows OS, affecting a lot of companies and lacs of machines. Not very later, yet another ransomware named Petya attacked. This ransomware which disrupted big businesses and government organizations was first reported in Ukraine. However, it’s quickly spreading and attacking other countries.
Read on to find about what's a ransomware and how Windows 10 new feature will protect your files.

What’s a ransomware?
A ransomware is a type of software designed to block access to a computer system until a certain amount of money is paid - the payment is usually requested to be in bitcoins.It features unbreakable decryption. There  is a possibility that it may spread to other PCs that are connected via Local Network. Extorting money is usually the main objective of a ransomware.

Is India affected?
India was also one of the countries attacked by WannaCry. It can affect home users because they have no data backups and have a very little knowledge about cyber security. But it is unlikely that it will attack users at home, even so, one can never be too careful. It’s a good thing Windows 10 has taken care of your worries.

How will Windows 10 protect my files?
Windows 10 will be launching a new update in October called the Controlled Folder Access.
A user may access this option from Windows Defender Security Center, under the "Virus & Threat Protection" option.
The working of this feature isn’t all that difficult. Once you turn the Controlled Folder Access on, there exists a Default option which will protect all your files and documents. A user can also customize the settings by adding custom folders.Thus, the new Controlled Folder Access feature will shield certain files and folders from the reach of viruses and ransomware.

Since cyber crimes are becoming a huge problem of today’s world (and they are not going to stop anytime soon), it is important that students of AVCOE know about it’s know-how and to keep up with news regarding the same.

 

Wednesday, 12 July 2017

10 THINGS ENGINEERING STUDENTS CAN RELATE TO..



10 THINGS ENGINEERING STUDENTS CAN RELATE TO..

Engineers are the best of people. Life of an engineering student is an adventure matching the one where ‘Frodo Baggins’ goes on to in the movie ‘Lord of The Rings’.
Here are the 10 memes all engineering students can relate to. 

NUMBER 1:
Assignments and projects are an essential part of an engineering student and this image perfectly sums up how most of the engineers choose to complete an assignment.

NUMBER 2:
Tony Stark!!

NUMBER 3:
Programmers probably have the toughest job in the world. One small error and this happens..
 


NUMBER 4:
Calculators are not just mere instruments. They are our friend, they are our family.



NUMBER 5:
Bruce Wayne is a proud engineer.

NUMBER 6:
Every physics pun matter, unless ...


NUMBER 7:
Group projects, where a single person is dubbed as a group.


NUMBER 8:
‘And now my work begins’, words every engineering student can relate to when the new semester begins. There are no weekends, holidays, etc. Sleep and food is all we have time for.


NUMBER 9:
An accurate depiction of the night before D-Day.


NUMBER 10:
One does not simply clear Engineering Drawing easily.





Saturday, 17 June 2017

PlayStation VR: The next BIG thing in the gaming industry


HERE'S A NEW TECHNOLOGY IN THE MARKET WHICH STUDENTS OF AVCOE SHOULD TAKE A LOOK AT!

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‘Visual Reality’, has been on the scene for quite some time. Used to train pilots in early 2000s, this technology has now made way to common people’s home. Well, virtual reality is here in the sense that all of big names in VR have launched their VR platforms. Whether it’s here for good as an established and widely accepted product category remains to be seen.

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VR is a fascinating way to put you somewhere else through the power of technology, using a headset and motion tracking to let you look around a virtual space as if you are actually there. It’s also been a promising technology for decades that’s never really caught on. That could change with the current wave of VR. Oculus has released the consumer- ready Rift, HTC and Valve have put out Steam-friendly Vive, Sony has launched the excellent PlayStation VR, Samsung recently added a separate controller to its Gear VR, and Google’s Daydream platform is just starting to emerge from its cardboard shell. We shall focus on the latest and the most promising one on the market in this segment, which is Sony Interactive Entertainment’s PlayStation VR.
Launched on October 13, 2016, PSVR was designed to be fully functional with PS4 console.
Sony has been working on head mounted tech since 2011.The biggest challenge for Sony has been to get people to demo the PSVR, according to a top marketing executive at Sony. You can only play proprietary titles on it, but a theater mode lets you play any PS4 game as if you were sitting in front of a large screen. This is one of the best qualities of the system. One of the biggest flaw of the system is that it requires an additional investment in order for it to function.
As of now PSVR is doing great in terms of sales with more than a million units sold till date. Sales are the biggest proof that the tech is widely liked by PS4 users.
Students can read and learn more about this in order to enhance their awareness about the ever growing Virtual Reality industry. Learning about it will open more avenues for them at various computer animation and entertainment companies. There are new jobs in this sector every passing month, with companies like Nvidia, Microsoft, Google, etc. investing heavily in R&D. Software engineers, hardware engineers, electronics and material engineers can all find a place in this industry. So if gaming and entertainment is a field that interests you, this is a golden opportunity to utilize your engineering skills into entertainment industry.