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Wednesday, 25 May 2016

In depths of Automobile Engineering

In depths of Automobile Engineering

For those who are looking at automobile engineering as your career path, we bring an in depth scenario with the future opportunities in the AUTOMOBILE WORLD. Let’s have a look at the current market scenario and its growing scope in the near future!
Automobile engineering is an ever growing branch of engineering, such that, it provides a platform for the engineers to explore new horizons and areas. This growth of automobile engineering is on the peak of adding more features to this field. India is on the verge of expansion in this sector and it is considered to be one of the leading manufacturers in development and production of two and three wheelers along with making a strong footing with four wheelers and has become globally recognised by foreign countries.


KEY HIGHLIGHTS of India Automobile Industry

·          7TH  largest producer in the world with an average annual production of 23.36 Million vehicles
·         3RD  largest automotive market by volume, by 2016
·         4   large auto manufacturing hubs across the country
·         7.1% of the country’s GDP by volume
·         Six Million-plus vehicles to be sold annually, by 2020
·         Electric Cars to become a sizeable market
The emergence of large automotive clusters in the country: Delhi - Gurgaon-Faridabad in the north, Mumbai-Pune-Nashik-Aurangabad in the west, Chennai-Bengaluru-Hosur in the south and Jamshedpur-Kolkata in the east, is giving a big impetus to this industry. Also, Global car majors have been ramping up investments in India to cater to growing domestic demand. These manufacturers plan to leverage India’s competitive advantage to set up export-oriented production hubs. Not only in the manufacturing, Government is also giving strong support is setting up Research and Development hubs in India. Indian companies are strengthening their global outreach and Tata Nano is a sterling example of Indian frugal engineering and is being positioned as a mobiliser of the young generation.

About Automobile Engineering

While studying Automobile Engineering, You’ll be prepared to work with innovative technologies in many different applications, including intelligent machines, micro-machines, smart devices, control systems for consumer products, etc. You’ll find opportunities in companies that design and manufacture machines such as motor vehicles, as well as in companies that specialise in industrial machines for agriculture, mining and manufacturing. You’ll also find opportunities in mechanical, electrical or computer engineering companies and high technology companies automation and instrumentation. The automobile is as important today as ever – and with that comes new and more increasing demands: most notably those concerning alternative fuels and the impact of automobiles on the environment.

Automobile Engineering at Chandigarh University

At CU, the program blends intense technical study and creation of strong engineering science-based skills with an emphasis on leadership and other business acumen needed to thrive in a global economy. The hands-on, holistic approach ensures that graduates move seamlessly into employment within the automotive industry or academia.


Key Highlights of Automobile Engineering at CU

Design Based Learning
At CU learning is through practical experience. Project-Oriented Design Based Learning (PODBL) in collaboration with industry is a key feature of Automobile Engineering at CU. Beginning in the first trimester of study and continuing throughout your degree, you will have opportunities to work independently and in groups, to actively develop ideas with thorough understanding and design products that will satisfy industry client needs.
Research Led
Studying automobile engineering at CU is different as it is research led, rather than simply research informed. Learn from world-class researchers from around the globe to give your degree an innovative and global perspective
Practical Industry Based Learning
Students can experience the workplace throughout their course of study. You may choose subjects which take you into the field, place you in industry or offer internships. You will get the opportunity to incorporate this learning in practical experience by designing your own ideas.
World-Class facilities
As a CU Automobile engineering student you will have access to recently refurbished, fully-equipped laboratories and cutting-edge computer-aided software that is used in modern industrial workplaces. Accessible lecturers help you get the most out of your university education and provide a friendly learning environment.
Industry-ready graduates
We focus on the employability of our graduates and the future needs of industry. We aim for our graduates to be well-rounded engineers with significant exposure to professional engineering practices and able to meet future challenges caused by climate change and sustainability issues.

Tech Fests
At CU you will get a lot of opportunities to test your designed machinery at various competitive levels to showcase your skills and also to learn and explore more. We encourage you to participate at various national and international levels and learn to survive in the cut throat competition you will experience in the professional world.

With this and a lot more Chandigarh University aims to make you skilled and best automobile engineer to take on this engineering world and make your own mark.

Monday, 16 May 2016

FINDING THE POWER OF FOCUS

FINDING THE FOCUS!

FOCUS is under siege more than it has ever been in human history, we have more distractions than ever before, we need to be more focused on cultivating the skills of attention.


Do you feel when you are sitting in your classroom and the lecture is going on that your mind is somewhere else? You are physically present in the classroom but your mind is travelling elsewhere and losing your focus on where it should be. Are you disoriented in life and unable to take decisions? Well, we live in the world of distractions today and to create a focus in life seems to be like climbing a mountain. But eventually we have to climb it to rule our distractions.


The first question is to find out why are you so unfocussed in life?

1. Are you using your cell phones more than you should?
2. Are you more extra active on social media?
3. Are you eating well?
4. Are you exercising?
5. Are your friends distracting you?

Well, reasons can be many but you need to find the cause and rectify it before this crucial age takes a different turn. Cell phones are considered culprits and are the biggest distractions. A survey showed that over 70% of students silently use cell phones in classrooms. The lure of social media has taken a toll on many. With junk food on the spree a lot of you are not eating well and with lazy routines you are not even exercising and keeping yourself fit. And those of you who have a little focus are not in the right company or can’t take the peer pressure.

We are all born with same brain like that of Albert Einstein, Aryabhata, Shakespeare etc. but it’s on us how much and where all we use it. If you are losing your focus in life for some petty things that gives short lived enjoyment, which is just a very bad bargain. Being a student you are in a very crucial age of your life and you are setting up your base which needs to be strong and focused.  The way you live your life, from the career you choose all the way down to the food you eat, should fit within your values and beliefs, purpose and priorities. Being Focused and Serious in life does not mean you are UNCOOL, it’s more so an understanding that when you are studying you are just studying and nothing else and when you are playing you are just playing, nothing else. It’s in fact a more cool way to look at life. You need to be right in the very moment to live it, enjoy it, give your best and reap the best. 

Exercise and keep yourself fit not just for good looks but also for stress- free mind. Eat a healthy diet to keep your mind & body healthy.  Friends are a very important part of life but then wise men say choose your friends correctly. Those who distract you and do not add anything to your life, you need to stay away from them and choose healthy friendships that will encourage you to grow in life. 

Also an important factor is that Digital boom has changed our lives. It’s good to stay active on social media and search things on internet but you need to draw a line and don’t let it distract you from your main aim in life. Social Media will just stay there but this time of yours will never come back. So take the best from everything you have and create an aim and focus in life.

Last but not the least, increase your concentration by meditating. It’s a great way to help kill the distractions and strengthen mind to take a leap and stay focussed.
Numerous studies have shown that mindfulness meditation can improve our ability to sustain attention. The ability to concentrate on our breathing for long periods of time transfers over to other pursuits. If we can focus on a subtle object like our breath for 20 minutes, think how easy it will be to focus on sports, studies, work, or anything else for that matter.


Friday, 13 May 2016

Bio technology – OUT with the old, IN with the new

Bio technology – OUT with the old, IN with the new!


“Biology is likely to become the greatest single driver of the global economy. It will become the world’s dominant language, and all of us will have to be literate to thrive.”


Drug Designing and Manufacture, Medical and Health Care, Food Processing, Chemical Engineering, Industrial Research and Development, Agriculture and Animal Husbandry, Bio-Processing, Environment Conservation...keep counting because there is a lot more when it comes to BIO- TECHNOLOGY.

It’s a field that has shunned the old ways and has evolved itself with new technology and opened door to a wide array of opportunities. Intellectuals agree that biotechnological innovation is the foundation-stone of our future, and a ‘game changer’. It is anticipated that it will underpin our economy and provide solutions to intractable problems of human and animal diseases, climate change, fuel alternatives, food security – as well as improving our quality of life.



Overview of Indian Bio-Tech Industry



·         Third biggest biotech industry in the Asia-Pacific region.
·         Second highest number of USFDA–approved plants.
·         USD 3.7 Billion to be spent on biotechnology from 2012-17.
·         India has the potential to become a major producer of transgenic rice and several genetically modified (GM) or engineered vegetables.
·         Special purpose organisation such as Biotechnology Industry Research Assistance Council (BIRAC), a Public Sector Undertaking of Department of Biotechnology, to support industry through funding, mentoring, hand-holding and infrastructure support.
·         The Indian biotech industry will grow at an average growth rate of around 30% a year and reach USD 100 Billion by 2025.
·         The market size of the sector is expected to rise up to USD 11.6 Billion by 2017 due to a range of factors such as growing demand for healthcare services, intensive R&D activities and strong government initiatives.

JOB Opportunities


With growing Indian Bio- Technology industry and high FDI policy, the job pool in this sector  is on the rise. There are many good job opportunities available after completing B.Tech & M.Tech Biotechnology respectively. After multimedia industry, Biotechnology is ranked second as the growing sector with a tremendous employment potential.

After completing your study, you can seek employment 

In leading Indian or multi-national companies, 
In Industries dealing with pharmaceutical, chemical, bio-processing and agriculture products,  
In government research and development organisations,
As Bio- Tech Engineers, Research Scientist and a lot more


Top biotechnologists hire are:-

Hindustan Lever, Thapar Group, Indo American Hybrid Seeds, Bincon India Limited, Bivcol, IDPL, Indian Vaccines Corporation, Hindustan Antibiotics, Sun Pharma, Cadila etc.

Studying Bio- Technology at Chandigarh University
Biotechnology students at Chandigarh University study a combination of animal, plant and microbial sciences, underpinned by animal and plant physiology, biochemistry, genetics and computing.


Professionally Trained Faulty
With qualified faculty, including several Ph.D.’s recruited from academia and industry around the world, students get the opportunity to gain an in depth and expert knowledge on different area of their subject. This helps to develop expertise and succeed in building a career in the exciting areas of biotechnology and related fields.


Modern Facilities

Our cutting-edge curricula with state-of-the-art facilities for teaching and research will provide a solid foundation in the biological sciences.


Research Oriented

Bio technology is all about research and practical training. At CU every word read in the classrooms are put to practical observations and experiments. Students are encouraged to carry out research and to put their innovation into practise.

Industry Oriented

At CU we know that university is their incubation where they learn and grow to finally make a footing in the outside professional world. Keeping this very clear, at CU there are regular industry visits, discussions with industry experts, training sessions and workshops under professional experts and interactions with industry majors in order to build the industry required skills in our students.

Apart from all this Chandigarh University provides a superb learning environment, is globally oriented, student centric, has high placement records and is a highly recognised institution that provides every possible opportunity to the Bio technology students to grow and learn in the most modern and innovative manner.

John Abraham at Chandigarh university

Tuesday, 10 May 2016

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Thursday, 5 May 2016

What the future has in store for Chemical Engineering?


ENGINEERING SPECIAL
What the future has in store for Chemical Engineering?

The most popular college major choice for high school seniors, the majority of whom already have a career in mind—is engineering. But it’s hard to come to terms with your own chosen field of study when there are less job prospects. However engineering is a very evolving field and has always grown, sometimes more and sometimes less.

Job growth from 2010 to 2015 has been in the double digits in four occupations: petroleum engineers (30%), mining and geological engineers (12%), biomedical engineers (10%), and industrial engineers (10%). But every engineering occupation has added jobs, the most coming among mechanical engineers (21,500 new jobs since 2010). As a whole, engineering jobs have grown 7%.

In our special series – ENGINEERING SPECIAL we will take you to the in depths of job prospects of every engineering field for you to decide, which field of study fits in best with your passion and job prospects.  
 
FUTURE TRENDS & SCOPE IN CHEMICAL ENGINEERING!
Twenty or 30 years ago, most chemical engineers had two basic choices. They worked in the chemical industry for companies or they worked in the petroleum industry for oil companies. Today the choices are much broader, and involve fields as diverse as food, biomedical, and semiconductors

1. Biotechnology


 With being  No. 1 producer of Hepatitis B vaccine recombinant and Third biggest biotech industry in the Asia-Pacific region Bio technology is a rampantly evolving industry. The sector has seen high growth with a CAGR in excess of 20% and the key drivers for growth in the biotech sector are increasing investments, outsourcing activities, exports and the government’s focus on the sector. Major recruiters include industries engaged in processing and developing agricultural and biological products, bio-processing industries, pharmaceutical and chemical industries. There are ample opportunities in industries producing healthcare products, textile industry, cosmetics and organisations engaged in different types of industrial research and development. These days a growing number of qualified biotechnical professionals are engaged by different industries for environment protection activities and for the safe disposal of hazardous materials.

2. Genetic Pharmer

Farmers of the future will not only raise livestock and agricultural crops, they will also grow plants than have been genetically engineered to grow therapeutic proteins, pharmaceuticals and chemicals. Hence they are Genetic ‘Pharmers’! Chemical engineers are already working on producing vaccine carrying plants. A recent example of this has come to light in the ebola epidemic; tobacco plants have been engineered to grow the antibodies for the ebola serum. This will be a key area in the future, where chemical engineers can have a huge role driving these processes further to achieve better results.

3. Nano Technology 

The explosion of technological advances in nanotechnology will lead to opportunities arising for chemical engineers to lead the way. With advances in nanotechnology already offering a huge range of nanoscale processes, a new group of nano-chemical engineers will be required to manufacture these systems. Also, research labs and institutions such as IISc, TIFR, NCBS, IITs etc are performing excellent research in India. The areas where a nanotechnologist can seek employment include biotechnology, agriculture, food, genetics, space research, medicine and so on. Job opportunities are also available in National Physical Laboratory, Indian Institute of Astrophysics. Candidates with Ph.D. can also join as faculty members in colleges.


4. SPACE

The current scenario of space industry in India is very promising. India’s space programme stands out as one of the most cost-effective in the world. 33 countries and three multinational bodies have formal co-operative arrangements in place with the Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO). Also with 30 spacecraft in differing orbital paths, more space engineers are required to keep everything in place. Chemical engineers are currently working to find new sources for fuels e.g. bio-refineries, wind farms, hydrogen cells, algae factories and fusion technology. These could be applied to fuel space travel. With the prime objective of ISRO is to develop space technology and its application to various national tasks new jobs for chemical engineers are on the radar..


5. Climate Change Reversal Engineers

 Chemical engineers are currently working on models that predict the outcomes of climate change and developing strategies to combat it. In the future they will need to work to develop long-term strategies to intervene before an anticipated climatic disaster occurs, to deal with climate events that are already happening and to try to help locations that have been devastated by climate change. This work will typically involve developing energy strategies, refining alternative energy systems or protecting and rebuilding ecosystems.


There were many more areas I could see chemical engineers leading the way in, for example; Energy Storage, Zero Water Strategies, Alternative Food Design, Disposal Textiles Design, Land Fill Reclaim and GM Food.


However, some aspects of chemical engineering will never change. We will always need waste engineers, drug developers, researchers and food processors. 

STAY TUNED! Coming up next is MECHANICAL ENGINEERS!!