A jam-packed C-51 even an hour before the program initiated, was an evidence apt enough to mark the inquisitiveness of B.I.T. Sindri students.

And all credits must go to the Training and Placement cell of BIT Sindri, that has so far coined numerous cognitive initiatives with an aim to promote healthy interaction between various engineering departments and industries.

Tata Consultancy Services – a leading firm in IT services as well as business process outsourcing organization  was invited with the goal of facilitating a robust, high quality, long- term relationship between TCS and Academia. Mr. Deb Kumar Ghosh, a graduate in Production Engineering, who is currently serving in Tata Consultancy Services as Chartered Engineer, visited BIT campus on Friday 25th Aug’17 as part of the TCS Academic Interface Program.

Ably organised by the TAP Cell under the aegis of our honorable director Dr. D.K. Singh and Prof. In-Charge of TAP Cell – Dr. Ghanshyam Rai, the seminar titled “Engineering Applications and Internet of things”, embarked with a welcoming speech by Mr. Rajeev Verma, that was followed by Assistant Professor In-charge Mr. Rajiv Ranjan presenting bouquet to the honourable guest. And the C -51 that was packed to the gills, was all in readiness to initiate the two-hour session. 

              Not to anybody’s surprise, it all started with a question of the very root definition of engineering to all the students in there. Inching towards  his presentation, he shifted by shedding some light on the right and left brain conflict coupled with certain prospects which are beyond obvious.
Then addressing students on how they could pursue a career in industry, he zeroed on the myriad of opportunities available and also on the idea that one would acquire enough learning and skillsets during training in industries.

Quoting Mr. Ghosh,

However, something that you are not going to learn there is the basics of the respective subjects. Though all the theoretical knowledge isn’t going to be used in industrial field, which 10% segment will be required is always under the veil”.

Gaining a proper understanding of the subject deals with acquisition of basic information upon which more complex learning relies.

To add to that, he said, “New products when launched, succumb to failures 9 out of 10 times. But what pays back for those 9 failures is the lone successful project. Moreover, working in team is far too significant than your individual performance”.

Pulling the next cords, he further made it all more entertaining through videos encompassing various technological innovations that have emerged to gratify the Big Picture concept. Uttering as laconic and lucid as possible, he stressed on  the world that is increasingly getting webbed through the Internet of Things, as a series of the appliances we deal with are connected to each other through a layer of added intelligence.

An interactive session then followed, wherein queries from students were smoothly answered by Mr. Ghosh. Students asked about the different opportunities, professional cum cultural growth, the challenges as well as lacunas arising in the ambit of Artificial Intelligence.

The seminar ultimately aimed to fill the gorge between academic output and industry demand, by collaborating with institutes to make them centres for innovation. This will unquestionably have great bearing on the Engineering Curriculum, exposure of industrial atmosphere to engineering students and subsequent placement of young graduating engineers in industries all across the country.

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