‘Students should pursue industry aligned, new age courses’: UPES CEO
Posted by: Clara Fernandes at 10/05/2016 03:31:00 am
New Delhi, October 05, 2016: It is the age of digital business. A disruptive change in business models is transforming employment landscape in India and globally at a rapid pace. According to Gartner, by 2018 digital business will drive a 500% boost in digital jobs. Mobile, User Experience and Data Sciences are driving businesses today and hence some of the hottest in- demand skills include smart machines- the Internet of Things, Robotics, Integration Specialists, Digital Business Architects, nanotechnology and wearable technology.
Speaking at a roundtable in Jaipur, Mr. Utpal Ghosh, CEO & President, University of Petroleum and Energy Studies (UPES) explained, “Demand for industry ready professionals in various sectors is on a rise. With technological shifts towards big data, cloud technology, mobile internet, 3D printing, and artificial intelligence new job categories and functions are emerging. Therefore, while choosing a course, students should consider its future relevance and not just what is prevalent today or what their peers are doing”.
“With mega initiatives like Digital India, Skill India, Smart Cities and Make in India there is a huge scope in Geo Informatics, renewable energy, broadband communication, urban & infrastructure development, machine design, fire & safety, disaster management, IPR and Cyber laws. Today’s youth should explore new avenues and be future ready”, he added.
UPES is currently the only Indian university with QS ratings, a new international standard identifying excellence and diversity among the world’s universities. QS has rated UPES 5 Stars for placements and campus facilities and 4 Stars for teaching.
UPES is one of the preferred universities by students from Rajasthan, as the state is amongst the top five from where it receives maximum applications. This year over 60 students from the state were successfully placed with leading organizations like Indian Navy, Infosys, Capgemini, Wipro Energy & Utility, IBM, Reliance Industries, KPIT, LG Electronics and Weatherford. Most of these 60 students were pursuing Aerospace Engineering, Applied Petroleum Engineering Gas, petrochemicals & Refinery, Mainframe Technology, Telecom Informatics, Cloud Computing & Virtualization Technologies, Geo Informatics Engineering, Geoscience Engineering, MBA Oil & Gas Management, BA LLB Energy Laws and BBA LLB Corporate Laws.
University of Petroleum and Energy Studies (UPES) was established in the year 2003 through UPES Act, 2003 of the State Legislature of Uttarakhand. UPES is recognized by University Grants Commission (UGC) under Section 2(f) of the UGC Act, 1956 and accredited by National Assessment and Accreditation Council (NAAC).UPES offers 87 graduate and post graduate courses in the high-growth sectors like oil and gas, power, infrastructure, information technology, transportation, electronics, high technology, design, business, planning and architecture, public policy, legal studies and more. BBA, MBA, B Tech, M Tech, B Des, M Des, LLB, LLM, B Plan, M Plan, MA and many more are offered under these schools and colleges. Because of its multi disciplinary courses, UPES graduates are a preferred choice for the companies. UPES has maintained a consistent placement track record of 85% placements year on year. This demonstrates UPES’ commitment, quality of students, and the holistic approach of its dedicated faculty.