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New age Courses their blossoming Career Prospects

The technological revolution has lead to the world’s incomparable dependence on technology and its benefits. The technology industry is one of the most gratifying, inspiring and challenging industries in the modern times. It has numerous favourable prospects for both experienced professionals and fresh college/ university graduates .The tech industry has been evolving rapidly in the contemporary years. And its revolution has led to a growth in demand of a number of distinguished new age subjects like cloud computing, big data, data science, machine learning, data analytics, cyber security, cyrptocurrency and much more.

In this blog, we will mainly talk about three of the most in demand courses of the modern era, artificial intelligence, cyber security, data analytics and their career prospects. Artificial intelligence can be defined as the intelligence exhibited by machines in comparison to the natural intelligence shown by human beings. A course in artificial intelligence trains the students professionally to build intelligent machines, softwares or applications with the innovative combination of machine learning, analytics and visualization technologies. The primary goal of artificial intelligence is to program computers in such a way that it will be able to use example data or experience to solve a given problem. The course deals with and discusses AI methods in various fields including neural networks, signal processing, control and data mining in order to suggest an integrated solution to the various machine learning problems. A course in Cyber Security teaches a student to protect the computer operating systems, data and network from cyber attacks by remitting the threats. The course curriculum of Data Analytics involves a combination of data inference, algorithm development and technology to analytically solve complicated problems.

The importance of the above mentioned courses lies in the fact that they have transformed the society in a manner which we have never envisaged. The boons of these distinctive subjects don’t stop at making our life simpler. They have been affecting almost every industry in completion of unimaginable tasks. Thus, the job opportunities of the subjects have increased considerably over the past few years. A degree course in Artificial Intelligence, Cyber Security or Data Analytics provides the students with the following career opportunities;

  • Data Scientist – The requirement for a data scientist has increased by 35% in the recent years. A data scientist is responsible for collecting data and analyzing it. They collect the information from abundance of data. While researching on the data, a data scientist makes deductions and collects insights in order to utilize them for the business.
  • Big Data Engineer- A big data engineer plays a very important role in creating an environment that aids business. Their key responsibilities are planning, designing and building and they need to have a thorough knowledge of data visualization, data migration and data mining.
  • Cyber Security Analyst- A cyber security analyst helps in implementing, planning and upgrading security measures. They constantly track security access and execute external and internal security audits to make sure that there is no evidence of security lapses.
  • Security Architect-A security architect plays a vital role in planning out the computer and network security architecture for a company. Their responsibility is to design and plan the elements of security. A company’s security system is vulnerable to attacks without a security architect.
  • Data Analytics Consultants- The main role a data analytics consultant is to help an organization build their business by delivering insights. Many a time people get confused between a data analyst and a data consultant. They are not the same; the latter unlike a data analyst may work for different companies within a shorter span of time.
  • AI Architect- An Artificial Intelligence architect is responsible for all the artificial intelligence projects in an organization. They help in making and keeping up with architecture using Artificial Intelligence technology frameworks. The job role is the combination of solution specialist, data science and technology expert.

So, if you dream of making a career in Artificial Intelligence, Cyber Security or Data Analytics, apply and take admission at JIS University and let us help you chase your dreams.

Remote Sensing and GIS- Career and Scope

The world today runs at the touch of a button. The speedy progress of technology has its own benefits and advantages. The evolution of communication and digital technology has made the world a much smaller place and distance doesn’t seem to matter at all these days. This has led to the establishment of Geoinformatics as a recognized branch of study. This multidisciplinary branch of study is so broad that there are very few things in the world that doesn’t fall under its scope. Various aspects related to geography, geology and informatics is covered broadly by the subject.

Professionals working in this field utilize the applications of electronics and communication technology like RADAR, GS, remote sensing and GIS and they apply these to study the varied geographical conditions of the earth. And it is exactly this advancement that has led to a rise in demand of these fields of studies. One such course that has gained a lot of eminence in the contemporary times is Remote Sensing and GIS. A course on Remote Sensing and GIS mainly aims to introduce the technical and applied aspects of Remote Sensing and GIS, besides theoretical knowledge on the subject for monitoring and managing huge earth resources. Emphasis is also given on the collection, processing and application of aerial and satellite based data in addition to image acquisition and interpretation. There are a few colleges across India that has the necessary infrastructure and requisite faculty to teach the course. JIS University is one such institution that teaches a 2 year M.Sc course in Remote Sensing and GIS, with the aim of imparting quality education and equipping the students with a solid foundation that will train them professionally to handle the numerous challenges posed by the ever advancing geo- spatial technologies.

The course curriculum is exclusively designed by an experienced group of academicians and industry professionals and it extensively stresses on the following aspects of Remote Sensing & GIS.

  • Fundamentals of Remote Sensing, Platforms and Sensors, Fundamentals of Geographic Information System, Digital Cartography, Statistical concepts in RS, Surveying and Global Positioning System.
  • Geo-statistics & Statistical applications in GIS, Information Extraction from Satellite Images, GIS data Analysis, Geodesy, Digital Image Processing, Application of Geo-informatics, Spatial decision support system.
  • Thermal and Microwave Remote Sensing, Hyper spectral Remote Sensing and Lidar, Radar Systems, Satellite Techniques, Application of Remote Sensing and GIS in Resource Management.
  • Computational and Photogrammetric Lab, GIS Lab, RS Lab, Digital Signal and Image Processing Lab, Earth Science and Geology Lab.

This course on Remote Sensing and GIS is thus perfect for the aspirants who see their future in high profile jobs or for ones with a fondness for self-run business can also apply for this course. Pursuing this course will help the aspiring students work in sectors or in job profiles where they can make a difference. The career opportunities this course brings with itself is tremendous in both private and government sector. There are ample job prospects with high salary packages for students in regional remote sensing centres, state remote sensing application centres, national remote sensing centres, central ground water board, Defense Terrain Research, Remote Sensing Laboratories of various Universities, Atomic Mineral Division Geological Survey of India, National Bureau of Soil Survey and land use planning, companies engaged in GIS and its application studies, Indian Space Research Organisation, different Space Application Centres and aviation centres, after successful completion of this course. Students good at working collaboratively in teams, having an eye for minute details and possessing excellent management skills are tailor made for this course.

The Future after B.Ed

B.Ed, as we all know is a 2 year bachelor degree course in education that lets its aspirants build their career in the field of education. It is one of the most in-demand courses in India and the reason behind its unending popularity is the fact that teachers are constantly required in the various schools across the country. Also, the fact that new schools are coming up rapidly ensures that there is a continuous need and demand for teachers in our country.

The B.Ed degree not only enables the students to get an in-depth knowledge about their major subject but also endows him/her with distinctive career options in the field of academia. Some of the most prosperous career options that the degree encompasses are as follows;

  • Teacher- Teaching is one of the most respected professions across the world. After successful completion of the course the aspiring candidates can teach in private schools, public schools, educational institutes, coaching and tuition centres.
  • Administrators in Educational Field- An educational institute or school requires certain people to take care of their day to day administration. People having a formal degree in education are preferred when it comes to hiring educational administrators.
  • Government Jobs- After B.Ed, students can also appear for various government exams. There are certain centre and state level exams that are exclusively meant for teachers. Some of government exams that a B.Ed graduate is eligible for, are TGT (Trained Graduate Teacher), CTET (Central Teacher Eligibility Test), NET (National Eligibility Test), TET (Teacher Eligibility Test), SLET (State Level Eligibility Test or State Eligibility Test) and PGT (Post Graduate Teacher).
  • Educational Researchers- Researchers develop research programs and prepare research projects related to their area of expertise. Educational researchers work mostly in universities and colleges.

The notability of the degree has lead to the course being taught at various colleges in India. We, at JIS University have been teaching the B.Ed course to the prospective candidates for quite some time now. The course curriculum of JIS University is based on the guidelines of NCTE and WBUTTEPA. It consists of both theory and practical classes for integrated skill building of aspirant teachers to ably teach and guide students at various levels. The various method subjects offered by us include English, Bengali, Mathematics, Political Science, Philosophy, Geography, History, Education, Life Science, Physical Science, Economics and Commerce. Lush, green Wi-Fi enabled campus of nearly 1 lakh square feet, an experienced faculty, high tech smart classrooms and hostel facilities for both male and female students at a walking distance from the University, are the key reasons why we standout in the crowd. The modern infrastructure provides Science and Social Science Labs, ICT lab, Art and Craft Room, Music Room, Seminar Room, Auditorium, Gymnasium for the students and make the entire learning process extremely fulfilling. The well ventilated and the extremely spacious library with thousands of books, journals and rare publications guide students in their course curriculum and impart qualitative teaching skills. School internship programs, community outreach events, invited talk shows, seminars, quizzes, excursions and other co-curricular activities are organized by the university in order to equip the students with industry specific skills and knowledge.

In the words of George Lucas,” Education is the single most important job of the human race”. Education is one such element that single handedly brings about a positive transformation in the society. So, if it has always been your aim to be in the education industry, take admission at JIS University and let us help you achieve your dream job.

Specialisations, internships and practical experience at JIS law school

Virtual moot court, conferences and symposiums on nuclear law, cyber law, energy law and online procedural law during pandemic.

Mr Taranjit Singh, Chancellor of JIS University and Managing Director, JIS Group Educational Initiatives. Photo: JIS Group

Court visits, moot court, corporate internships — JIS University’s Department of Juridical Sciences offers all this and more to students pursuing legal studies.

The institute offers a three-year LLB degree and an integrated five-year BBA LLB (H) degree. Those interested in higher studies can enroll for an LLM degree in one of three specialisation areas — criminal law, corporate law and constitutional law. JIS University also offers PhD in law.

To ensure practical experience for students, the institute offers internship opportunities in corporate firms.

The students are taken to the high court, district court, Lok Adalats and tribunals to watch the proceedings. They also have the opportunity to watch the Legal Aid Cell conduct awareness campaigns and provide legal aid in West Bengal’s villages and the NSS Programme help farmers grow their businesses by providing them with business strategy and marketing tactics.

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Confluence of technology and education here to stay: JIS University Chancellor Taranjit Singh

JIS University’s Chancellor Taranjit Singh spoke on whether online education is a temporary solution, how virtual labs can thrive, the brighter points of the new WBJEE e-counselling process and the NEP 2020.

Mr Taranjit Singh, Chancellor of JIS University and Managing Director, JIS Group Educational Initiatives. Photo: JIS Group

The year 2020 is not quite dispensable when it comes to academics. First, classes went the online way as the Novel Coronavirus contained people to their homes, board and entrance exams were either cancelled or postponed, admissions to the new academic session have been delayed and a new National Education Policy (NEP), approved by the Union Cabinet on July 29, altered the academic fabric of the Indian education system. In this weather of paradigm shifts, ABP Education spoke to Mr Taranjit Singh, Chancellor of JIS University and Managing Director, JIS Group Educational Initiatives, to get a slice of the Engineering course’s future.

Mr Singh spoke on whether online education is a temporary solution, how virtual labs can thrive, the benefits of the WBJEE e-counselling and the NEP 2020.

Q: Computer Science and Electronics have been top choices for students getting into Engineering colleges over the years. Do you think the COVID-19 pandemic will see a new branch of Engineering becoming a favourite among students this time around?

A: This is tough to predict and it would require a survey. Every subject and stream has its own importance. What's in the pipeline cannot be predicted as of now, and a proper research has to be done to understand this trend. But it is true that in the context of the given situation, streams like IT, CSE and specialisation in the field of CSE like AI, Cyber security, Data Analytics/Data Science etc will be more demanded by the students along with ECE.

Q: How are engineering colleges and courses adapting to the new normal of online teaching-learning. Do you see this as a temporary solution only?

A: The students are being forced now to opt for online teaching but this can never be a permanent solution. It has become obvious to train the students online finding no other way to pursue courses. According to me, 30% of dependency will remain on the digital sector. The confluence of technology and education is obviously here to stay together with the advancement of cyber technology. But the environment and attitude of any school or college is also a factor to success. If you see, everybody has chosen a digital platform now despite many people saying this might not work at all. I think we might soon see more digital platforms and new technology coming up in the future with respect to digital trends. All in all, digital is here to stay.

Q: Can virtual labs realistically replace physical laboratory experiments in engineering?

A: If 3D models can be made in virtual labs, then it is possible. In 2D it looks difficult. Keeping in view virtual labs, the results will obviously be better in 3D as a 360 degree view is more likely possible in this.

Q: The West Bengal Joint Entrance Examination Board has made sweeping changes to the counselling process this year. How do you see this e-counselling process impact admissions to Engineering colleges?

A: It is not a sweeping change. It's a change in the e-counselling process to make it easier and better than before. The objective is to make the process faster. Even the upgradation process has been revised and students are being allowed to choose a college freshly in each round before locking his or her choice. So it will act better. And with time, the process is also expected to get better.

Q: The Union Cabinet recently gave its approval to the new National Education Policy. How do you see the NEP impacting the outlook for Engineering education in the future?

A: Certainly this new National Education Policy has increased the options for students. For those in four-year courses, research will become a key element in the fourth year of their curriculum. So it certainly is a better approach. This will be good as students will gain expertise in their subjects.

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Covid 19 Lockdown increased nationwide domestic violence:

By: Dr Souvik Chatterji (Associate Professor and HOD, Department of Juridical Sciences, JIS University) According to many Criminologists across the world like Gabriel Tarde, Bonger and others; social crimes occur more during times of Pandemic or war or economic turbulences. During Industrial Revolution in UK in the 1880s, many manual labourers lost jobs. At that time domestic violence increased in the country. Due to lack of adequate salary during Lockdown period in India from April, 2020, food and clothing got constricted and families compromised with bare necessities. From the time Lockdown started in India, majorities of families are in mental depression. The Covid 19 Pandemic has categorically brought the economy to stand still position.

Employees of private companies are working online and balancing the domestic needs at odd hours of the day. The result is serious mental unrest and quarrels with wife and children. The childline India received more than 92000 calls in the last 20 days in Northern states in India. While the fathers who are capable of using physical force are in the houses for more hours and the victims, the wives and children are helpless and cannot go out. The National Commission for Women (NCW) received more number of complaints over the last 25 days than before.

Between March 23rd 2020, to April 1st 2020, 257 complaints were filed before the National Commission for Women (NCW). That shows with increase of lockdown, the frustration of bread earners are badly delegated to the wives and children. Both the vulnerable groups are helpless.

Neither are the women and children being able to make private calls to the police, neither can they go to alternative friends or relatives homes as lockdown resulted in lack of public transport. The helplessness is increasing and increasing. Other countries like Brazil, China, Italy are facing the same problems. In recent Workshop on Social Justice Day on 20th February, 2020, the stakeholders echoed the same sentiments although the Covid 19 Lockdown did not start at that time. Krish Das, Deputy Secretary, US Consulate General, introduced the workshop and said the problem of domestic violence is not only the problem of India or developing countries, but is a problem of capitalist countries like USA, Canada, Japan, also. At the end of Workshop there was a panel discussion where the panelists included Dr Souvik Chatterji (HOD, Law, JISU), Advocate of Minority affairs and Member of Social organization. It was said that laws are enacted for social change but the success of the laws are dependent on change of mindset of the society.

As far as solutions are concerned certain states in India like Kerala have created whatsupp number to lodge complaints against domestic violence during Lockdown period. The 24 hour helpline is started by Directorate of Women and Child Development. Even the Chairperson Leela Ganguly, Chairperson (West Bengal Commission for Women’s rights), has given her helpline number to victims of domestic violence on 11th April 2020.

The husbands and alleged offenders in every house require serious counseling. Lockdown due to Corona 19 is an emergency situation. Nothing is there in the hands of the wives and children. So there is no point to abuse them and scold them and create a situation where life looks miserable to them. Frequent seminar, workshops and online webinars should be conducted to reach the message to millions of Indians.

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3 from Bengal in top varsity list

JU, CU and JIS bag honours

Research is the focus at JIS University. PHOTO: JIS University

Three universities from Bengal have made it to a list of the best universities of India.

Jadavpur University (JU) has come fifth, followed by Calcutta University (CU) at No. 8, in The Week-Hansa Research Survey 2020. JIS University is the only private university from the state to have made the cut.

JU has consistently ranked as one of the country’s top universities for many years.

“Our biggest plus is the high quality of research done by students and teachers. In most rankings, the few universities placed above JU are all centrally funded. As a state-funded institution, our finances are limited. Naturally, our expenditure per student is also very little. If we were ranked according to input and output per student, we would easily top every list,” said Chiranjib Bhattacharjee, the pro-vice- chancellor of JU.

CU, one of the oldest universities in the country, has kept up with the times and improved its infrastructure.

“Our faculty is one of the best in the country. We have been attracting good students for over a century now. We have not only updated and upgraded our infrastructure but have some of the most sophisticated instruments in the country,” said Debasis Das, the CU registrar.

Research is the focus at JIS University. The institute admits around 30 students per class for all its 50-odd courses across 10 departments. It does not take in more than 2,500 students in a year. All courses come with value-added options at no extra cost that offer training beyond the curriculum.

JIS has ranked 36th in the Private and Deemed Multidisciplinary Category in The Week-Hansa survey. It is at No. 76 in the overall list.

“Our aim is to make the university one of the top destinations for quality education and research for students across the country. We are in no rush to admit students in huge numbers. Instead, we want to draw meritorious students and participate in quality research. We already have 70 scholars and state-of-the-art research infrastructure,” said Simarpreet Singh, director, JIS Group Educational Initiative. “Our university also has the highest research grant among private universities in the state.”

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