Monday, May 23, 2016

A leap to career, SAP, the Global ERP now at Manav Rachna

Over 1500 students of Manav Rachna International University (MRIU) and Manav Rachna University (MRU) will enroll for SAP Student Academy program over the next coming years. This will aid students to enhance their career prospects as well as synergize with the shared vision of “Make in India” and “Skill India”.
The tie up of Manav Rachna with SAP would be meaning a lot more than just a business tie up. Industries are adopting the automation in every field to enhance their productivity and capacity.  ERP being the latest development globally that has helped in multiple times to the business fraternity by not only reducing the recording time of each transaction but has also provided platform for seamless transformation of the inputs to the output in the system gradually syncing each and every action of the different departments and individuals on the same platform leaving no chance of error. However, the problem at the end of the Industry is that once they get the software installed, the training of the existing users is yet another matter of concern. Since, none of the students coming out of different streams of academics know anything about ERP, arranging for training of them is still a matter of trying the luck. Identifying this problem of the ERP users, Manav Rachna Educational Institutions (MREI), collaborated with SAP SE (NYSE: SAP) to offer extensive range of courses to all its students. SAP Student Academy is designed to provide cutting-edge and effective SAP training to aspiring students. This will enable them to bridge the industry-academia gap and enhance their employability and entrepreneurship opportunities. This would also relieve the industry with the worry of training the users for using SAP, on the one hand while on the other; the students would be having more of professional opportunities as their acceptability would certainly be increased with having knowledge of SAP, being used by a large number of corporate.
SAP, one of the global giants in the ERP industry, probably the top one in the industry of ERP, would certainly be getting an edge over others in the industry with this collaboration, as none of the players other than SAP has entered in any collaboration with such a university of global repute.

MREI envisages this development as a quantum leap in the right direction for the students. Dr. Prashant Bhalla, President Manav Rachna Educational Institution expressed “SAP courses will make our students industry ready to face the challenges of the corporate world. MREI has ventured on an academic collaboration with SAP to herald a training culture and address the much lamented industry-academia gap.”

Sunday, May 22, 2016

Skilling India

By 2020, India will be the youngest country in the world with an estimated 64 percent of

the population in the employable age range. While the economic potential of this is

great, unless many changes are made – from education to mindsets – many youth will

remain unemployable.

India is a country of contrasts created by rapid growth, where slums rub shoulders with

luxury hotels, where there’s a dearth of skilled workers to fill up rapidly growing job

openings.

Despite having more post-secondary institutions – and people graduating from there –

than ever before, Indian businesses are unable to find qualified workers.

HERE IS STILL A GREAT NEED FOR MORE COLLABORATION BETWEEN A

GREATER NUMBERS OF STAKEHOLDERS.

In the present scenario although the requirement of engineers in the industries has

increased tremendously, yet the suitable employment for the fresh graduates especially

in the core sector has eluded them to a very large extent. The challenges that lead to

this dichotomy are as under:

There indispensible need to integrate the carefully designed and closely monitored,

tailor made professional courses to upgrade the students so that they are fit enough to

meet the challenges.

It is the need of the hour to take up this matter on priority basis because despite being

no shortage of technical hands, the big question mark on their skills remains an evident

factor. "We need to look into this problem as deeply as possible because from the last

many decades there has not been any aggressive and comprehensive action plan

exercised to improve the dire situation. Both Industry and Institute are equal stake

holders in nurturing required level of skills

Furthering the requirement of engineers in the industries has increased

tremendously, yet the suitable employment for the fresh graduates especially in

the core sector has eluded them to a very large extent. The challenges that lead

to this dichotomy are as under:

Challenges faced :

By the Technical Institutes :

Indispensible need to integrate the carefully designed and closely monitored,

tailor made professional courses to upgrade the students so that they are fit

enough to meet the challenges.

By the Industries :

Skilled human resource plays a crucial role in developing efficient man power as

our country is reeling under paucity of technical hands.The engineering

professionals recruited through the process need to be trained for almost a year

to be suitable for the industry thus Industry incurs huge expense for their

training.

Bridging gap between Industry & Institutions is the need of the hour. The Institution

imparting technical education needs to be flexible with the changing dynamics of the

Industry. With the growing need to develop parallel and newer technologies , the

student should be made abreast with emerging trends and their creative instincts be

nurtured.

Indians have a fantastic ability to work around constraints to make things happen. If the

private, public and civil sectors are able to effectively join together and match skills to

workers to jobs, they can create massive social and economic impact – with lessons

applicable to policies and programs around the world.

a. Meet a huge unmet need of industry and the society at large that can be

met through capacity and capability development

b. Nurture experts who are skilled and trained on state of art technologies

c. Have a long term focus in building competitiveness in the centre and in

their stakeholders.

d. Create engineering professionals trained as per the need of the industry so

as to be utilized in the industry right from day one resulting in the saving of

a huge man year and the expense incurred as well.

Like raising the benchmark, Manav Rachna  is dedicated to

the highest realization of human powers. It commands a remarkable inter face

between teaching methodology and industry oriented research activities. We nurture

students to don the mantle of corporate leadership at the same time fostering

humaneness. We corroborate with the vision of Industry as the synergy between the

Industry and Institute to spearhead a new era towards achieving excellence.

At Manav Rachna we have integrated the carefully designed and closely monitored,

tailor made professional courses to upgrade the students so that they are fit enough to

meet the challenges.

The Mission has been to provide students with innovative, state of art training solutions

in all the core branches of engineering, to develop their engineering skills and build the

requisite communication and personality traits in order to enhance their ability/prospects

of employment and a subsequent successful career and to relish the thrill of

participation towards economic ,social and environmental development of our Nation.

References

http://forbesindia.com/blog/the-good- company/developing-skills- in-a- developing-

world/

http://forbesindia.com/blog/the-good- company/developing-skills- in-a- developing-

world/

https://www.msdf.org/blog/2015/03/skill-development- future/

Thursday, May 19, 2016

Manav Rachna University offers the globally acclaimed Purdue Next programs in Management and Engineering

Wiley, the leading publishing house of the world has joined hands with Purdue University, USA to usher a new movement in professional education in India. Wiley India offers a bouquet of courses of Purdue Next, an online program that emphasizes on interactive learning for advanced under-graduate and post-graduate level courses. Manav Rachna University (MRU) and Wiley have entered into a professional arrangement for its engineering and management programs.

Under the agreement with Wiley for offering Purdue Next courses, the students learn and interact online on cloud-based platform and have access to elite courses focusing on applied professional development.

Purdue Next offers an interactive learning environment through online courses taught by Purdue faculty and provides skills to keep pace with the latest industry trends and technological innovations. Students at MRU will also be provided exposure to online/open source content Incubation & Innovation Centre & Mentorship by renowned entrepreneurs.

Highlights of the programs offered under Purdue Next at Manav Rachna University:

·    Flipped Classroom pedagogy
·    Course content designed and delivered by Purdue faculty in the form of videos, virtual labs with access to latest simulation platform and online examinations
·   Virtual mentoring by Purdue professors
·   Purdue Next digital badge/certificate on successful completion of course work. 
   The tie-up helps bring the latest Industry practices and technology to the class room, giving an edge to MRU graduates and is based on strong foundation of industrial collaboration and global best academic practices.

Saturday, March 14, 2015

How to deal with exam stress?

The term 'exam stress' can be broadly defined as a feeling of anxiety over one's performance in the exams, the results and reaction of parents and friends; all weigh upon students to create exam stress.

Well examination is a form to judge your preparation, so keep aside your fear and before the examination gear yourself well. Prepare the entire important topics well. On the day of the examination avoid last minute mugging and stressing. And you should have a good sleep the previous night.

Some of the important facts for having a relaxed mind during exams are as follows:
·         It’s good to be an organized person, keep all the required things for exams handy like your  admit card, stationery, watch etc. last minute searching for things can stress your mind and further create panic during exam and in return it might be more disastrous.
·         Before you to go to exam always take energy producing food and avoid heavy food as might make you sleepy during exams. Never go in empty stomach as you might end up concentrating more on your hunger than your exam Paper. Fruit, milk, eggs are good source of energy. Strictly no to rice or puri they are really heavy. If possible carry a water bottle with you to exam hall to rehydrate.
·         Before the examination just be relaxed and don’t let your brain stress by feeding more information into it as it’s already worked – up. Be confident to whatever you have learned and try to put a good picture of what you have prepared. A tired mind will do no good, so it’s necessary to go the hall with a refreshed mind. Instead of trying to revise that very last point you forgot to learn, try to recall those topics in your head. Keep an organized and open mind without putting a pressure on yourself to learn that other point. The chances are you will only remember what you learn before exam and panic with other parts.
·         Once you get the question paper in your hand make a quick plan how to invest time in each question and mark the questions which you know the best  and attempt them first , in this manner you will appreciate yourself  for remembering the solutions and answer and your brain will work better. Never curse yourself if you forgot or didn’t study something which you thought of studying, as thinking of it would just waste your time and would be fruitful if concentrate on the present situation.
·         It is very important to check your answers again in the end. Devote your last 15 minutes to review your answers and in this process you might come across with careless mistakes and make the required corrections accordingly.
·         Avoid discussing on how your friends have written, as knowing how your friend did would add more worries.you are losing your time and peace of mind trying to know what others did or spending energy on worrying which is already past. Concentrate on how you will face your next exam or how you are going to spend your time efficiently.


All the best!

Monday, March 2, 2015

23 Things Every Teen Should Do for a Happy, Healthy Life

  1. Realize that you control what goes into your body.
  2. Realize that it's never too late to start adopting healthy habits. You get a do‑over.
  3. Walk ten thousand steps a day (about five miles).
  4. Have one buddy who shares your ideals about living a healthy lifestyle and who you're comfortable talking with about healthy habits.
  5. Avoid known toxins such as tobacco, bisphenol A (BPA) in plastics, and toxins found in dry cleaning and some cosmetic products.
  6. Regularly avoid the major categories of unhealthy foods: saturated fats, trans fats, added sugar, added syrup, non–100 percent whole grains.
  7. Eat cruciferous vegetables such as broccoli, cabbage, cauliflower, watercress, and arugula three times a week.
  8. Take a multivitamin every day and get your recommended daily amount of calcium through food or supplements as well as vitamin D and omega-3 fats.
  9. Floss and brush your teeth for at least two minutes twice a day.
  10. Have your waist size equal less than half your height (in inches).
  11. Sleep seven and a half to eight hours a night (in greater than ninety-minute blocks).
  12. Do some kind of exercise nearly every day, including some form of resistance exercise and cardiovascular exercise.
  13. Do one small (or big) form of stress management every day. Have your vaccinations against major diseases up to date.
  14. Commit to not texting and driving.
  15. Have a passion. And do it as often as you can! Safely.
  16. Protect your ears from noise louder than a lawn mower (including keeping your personal device on less than 70 percent of max when using earphones).
  17. Keep your phone and other devices out of your hands (and away from your eyes) while driving (or walking, if you're in urban areas).
  18. Find a mentor.
  19. Practice smart internet safety, knowing that what you write or post can be saved forever, and be smart about who you communicate with.
  20. Eliminate processed foods from your diet and substitute 100 percent whole wheat flour for white flour where you can.
  21. Eat five servings of fruits and veggies per day.
  22. Eat fruit but skip the juice unless you are specifically trying to gain weight.
  23. Wear a helmet when cycling, biking and wear a seat belt whenever you're in a car.

Monday, February 16, 2015

Appropriate dress code for an Interview


The first impression is the last impression:  the first impression you make on your employer is the most important as the first judgment the interviewer makes will be entirely based on how you look and what are you wearing, hence it’s important to dress professionally regardless of the work environment.

You would always love to give the best impressions, as in general a person with suit & tie would fetch more than the candidate dressed in scruffy Jeans and a T- shirt.

Given below some of the tips on’ what to wear’ to an interview for professional, Casual & startup companies, when you want to give the best impression ever.

How to dress for a Professional interview

Men’s Attire for interview

  • Suit mostly navy blue or dark grey. 
  • Long sleeves shirt white or coordinated with the suit. 
  • Belt, tie  and dark socks  with a pair of formal shoes.
  • Neat, professional hair styles.
  • Limit the after shave.
  • Neatly trimmed nails.
  • Portfolio

Women’s attire for interview

  • Suit mostly navy blue, black or dark grey.
  • The suit skirt should be long enough so you can sit comfortably.
  • Coordinated tops and shirts with a pair of formal shoes. 
  • Limited jewellery  (no danglings or arm full of bracelets)
  • Professional hair styles.
  • Light make up and perfume
  • Neatly manicured clean nails.
  • Portfolio

Less formal interview attire

When a work place or the job is less formal, the dress code may be as well. If you are not sure what to wear its better you asked the person who is scheduling the interview. But please do opt for some nice dress which look good in you and the comfortable ones.

What not to bring to the interview

  • Gum
  • Cell phone (if carrying on switch-off mode)
  • If you have lots of piercing leave some at home and earrings are the best.
  • Cover tattoos

Interview attire tips

  • Before going to interview, check your attire, if it correctly fits you.
  • Get your attire ready the night before so that you don’t waste time doing it on the day of interview.
  • Polish your shoes
  • Use a breathe mint before you enter the building.

Monday, February 2, 2015

Eating Right

During exams, students need to eat right and are required to take vitamins which enable them to perform well.

Given below, some tips on what food to eat during exams to keep you fit and get going.
Iron and B vitamins are essential to keep both physical and mental energy of a body to study well. Good source of iron are red meat, cereal and spinach, and food that contains B vitamins are whole-grain, wheat germ, eggs and nuts. Fish and soy are other food that helps in boosting your brain by providing required nutrients.

Taking dietary supplement is good, but real food is better. So keep handy of fruits such as apples, bananas, oranges, carrot sticks or dried apricots which contain vitamins, fibre, beta carotene and other essential minerals.

Eating regular meals helps keeping nutrients and energy levels more stable, rather than taking the standard 3 big meals a day which will make you slow physically and mentally.

Take your breakfast everyday as its one of the most important meal of the day. A cup of tea and biscuits are not the right bite, the idea is to get some protein, fibre, calcium, fruits or vegetables. A bowl of cereal with milk or yogurt with slices of fruits would do wonders.

Blueberries are good for brains, because they contain powerful antioxidants and other nutrients. The natural sugars in fruit offer clean energy, so you don’t experience the crash that follows consumption of refined sugar.

All vegetables are not created equal; take the vegies which are darker in colour as they contain higher concentration of nutrients. E.g. spinach, bell peppers, broccoli, and sweet potatoes.

Choose your beverages well, though. Caffeine and sugar should be kept to a minimum. Since too much caffeine can make you jittery, try to drink moderate amounts: 2/2.5 cups per day. Better choices include water, fruit juice, milk, and anti-oxidant-rich green tea.