Increase in IIT placements a result of aggressive industry outreach

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The placement season at the Indian Institutes of Technology (IITs) this year brought good news. An overall increase was seen in the number of students getting placed in world’s top companies, with more number of students finding a place in the R&D, electrical, mechanical and computer science sectors.

In the first four days of first placement session, the companies made as many as 3000 job offers, including pre placement offers (PPO) in all the 23 IITs. As compared to 2017, there has been an increase of 30% placements. “This indicates an overall growth in various sectors. The economy is growing and it is reflected in the increasing job opportunities for the students,” said V Ramgopal Rao, IIT Delhi Director.

IITs have become quite aggressive in terms of industry outreach in the last two years, which eventually has helped the institutes to study the industry demands and prepare students for the market.

“We are trying to bridge the gap between the curriculum and the industry demands. For instance, this year Industry Day at IIT Delhi had over 300 companies reaching out to students. So, it is a reflection of how we are reaching out to the industry and connecting with closely, which in turn is getting churning out more employment opportunities,” he says.

According to reports, a US based company offered a package of Rs 1.52 crore to four IIT BHU students. Microsoft hired atleast six students from IIT Roorkee and Kanpur, on an annual package of Rs 1.5 crore. While the officials were reluctant to divulge the details, but they confirmed the high salary offer and good placements were positive indications.

The decision to not reveal the details of the students, says Rao, has been made to avoid undue pressure on the rest of the students.

“By talking about pay packages, we tend to put unnecessary pressure on the students, who wish to pursue careers in other sectors or want to go in for Masters and research,” says Rao.Around 70% students opted for core sectors as against IT, which is an optimistic trend seen this year. “Not all sectors offer similar kind of pay packages. The students must understand that an electrical engineering company will not pay as Google does,” adds the director.

“The good news is that 50% job offers made in the first session, were from the core sector. This indicates that the core sectors are seeing a substantial growth.” Other than Microsoft, companies such as Optum (SDE), Axtria, Honetwell, Indshine, Tata Communications, Tata Steel, HCL, ZS Associates, Novarites, IVP and Smart Cube, L&T ECC, Amazon, Microsoft, Assanjob have hired students across IITs in this placement session.

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Top IIT Alternatives You Should Know About

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Each year – at this time of the year – lakhs of Class 12 PCM students go through a baptism by fire – that of appearing for the JEE-Main and JEE-Advanced entrance exams for admissions to the IITs. Eventually, just 1-2% of candidates attempting these make it into the IITs while nearly 98% of candidates are left disappointed. Some who don’t make it accept this reality and move on to seek admissions into private colleges. Others consciously decide to ‘drop’ a year to appear for the IITs the following year. This extremely risky strategy is surprisingly popular among a large section of students. This leads us to the key question – are PCM students betting their whole future on their chances of making it into IITs? Are they aware of other good alternatives available?

Awareness levels – A reality check

So, currently how are students learning about higher education options? Students are heavily peer-influenced, i.e., they follow what their friends do or advice. There is also a dependence on coaching centers to guide them. And lastly, some amount of direction is provided by family members.

These approaches of learning about available options are very inefficient. Even the best of friends hide crucial opportunities fearing competition. Parents being busy also do not have a comprehensive view of all options. It is estimated that nearly 85% of Class 11/12 students don’t know that they don’t know of many good higher education options. This is a dangerous state to be in. This information gap leads to students missing some great options.

Some options better than or equivalent to IITs

Let’s look at some options that all PCM students should explore in addition to their fixation to IITs.

IIIT  Hyderabad

Autonomous university setup under a public-private-partnership mode. Offers dual degree programs in B.Tech+M.S. in Computer Science & Engineering, B.Tech+M.S. in Electronics and Communication Engineering, B.Tech in Computer Science & Engineering and M.S. in Computational Linguistics, B.Tech in Computer Science & Engineering and M.S. in Computational Natural Sciences. Admissions are via entrance exam called UGEE.

CMI – Chennai

CMI is a Deemed University and a premier research and education institute and is noted for its research in the field of algebraic geometry. It offers B.Sc. (Hons.) in Mathematics and Computer Science, B.Sc. (Hons.) in Mathematics and Physics. Admissions are via separate entrance exam.

ISI – Kolkata

Indian Statistical Institute is an Institute of National Importance (like IIT) and was established in 1931 in Kolkata. If offers B.Stat (Hons) from Kolkata campus and B.Math (Hons) from its Bengaluru Campus. Admissions are via separate entrance exam.

 IOMA – Bhubaneswar

The Institute of Mathematics and Applications is located in Bhubaneswar and offers BSc (H) in Mathematics and Computing. Admissions are via separate entrance exam.

IISER

Indian Institutes of Science Education and Research (IISERs) are high-quality scientific education and research institutions setup by the Ministry of Human Resource Development (MHRD). The IISERs offer wonderful opportunities for graduate and undergraduate students seeking fulfilling science-based careers. There are in all 7 IISERs across India. IISERs offer 3 modes of admissions – via KVPY, JEE Main, and IISER Aptitude Test.

Delhi University

This is a unique B.Tech program offered by the University of Delhi. The course offered is B.Tech (Information Technology and Mathematical Innovations). Admissions are via a separate entrance exam.

Similarly, there are other opportunities which each science student should be aware of. The career pathways offered by such institutions are indeed proven and promising – be it industry recognition, curriculum or placements.

Benefits of attempting these options

Preparation – The level of preparation for JEE Main is sufficient for appearing for many of these opportunities.

Reputation – Did you know that the ISI, setup in 1931, was adopted as a model for the first US Institute of Statistics? Did you know that the Governing Council of IIIT-H has luminaries such as Prof. Raj Reddy (Carnegie Mellon University), R. Chandrashekhar (President – NASSCOM), Prof. Ashok Jhunjhunwala (Prof at IIT-Madras), and Dr. Vinton G Cerf (Chief Internet Evangelist, Google)?

All-India Eligibility – All the options mentioned above have all-India seats.  While some institutes have a few seats reserved for state domicile candidates, the other seats are open for candidates across the country.

Admission opens for Academic Session 2019-20 for class For IV to XI Studying students. SCHOLARSHIP CUM EARLY ADMISSION TEST (SEAT) on 23rd Dec, Apply now, click here 

Follow this two-month strategy to crack JEE Main 2019

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With less than three months left for the first session of  JEE Main 2019, here is the two-month strategy to help you prepare efficiently

While November might be a month of festivities for everyone else, but if you are a JEE Main aspirant, it is a crucial time for your future. With less than three months left for the first session of JEE Main 2019, just like you, lakhs of students across India are leaving no stones unturned to secure a seat in prestigious institutes like IITs and NIITs.

Your preparation during these final months has a large impact on your final performance. Additionally, factors like your attitude, ability to stay calm under pressure and time-management skill also affect your chances of getting admission to your dream college. Making your life a wee bit easier, here is a two-month strategy to ace the exams:

 November 7 – 10

  • Summarise each chapter: Write down the highlights of each chapter of every subject in a notebook to easily access them whenever you want. Since you won’t have enough time for an in-depth revision one day before the exam, these notes will help you remember the key points.
  • Create flashcards: Besides this, make a large stack of flashcards containing all important formulae, concepts and diagrams to learn them better.
  • Clarify your doubts: You can also use e-learning apps to clarify your doubts regarding a particular topic. These digital platforms let you upload a picture of your problem and chat with an expert to solve it. What’s more, through these platforms you can keep a tab on your progress.

November 11 – 30

  • Take mock tests: Once you have gone through your entire syllabus, it’s time to start taking mock tests from reliable sources to get yourself familiar with the exam environment. Apart from offline coaching centres, there are online platforms where you can enrol yourself for mock tests. The JEE Main exam’s question paper is designed to test your aptitude, analytical, logical and reasoning skills. Thus, taking mock tests will not only help you improve your time management skill but also make you aware of the exam pattern.
  • Work on your weak areas: Writing the test is just a job half done. After the test, make sure to evaluate your paper and find out your mistakes. Work on your weak spots to resolve them well before the actual exam takes place.

 December

You are now only a month away from the first sitting of JEE Mains. This means you need to put all your focus on studying.

  • Make a study plan:It’s better to make a study plan for every day to ensure you are picking up all the loose ends. You may know your strengths and weaknesses, try to allocate an equal amount of time for each subject.
  • Prepare for online:More importantly, acquaint yourself with the various aspects of online examination as JEE Main is a computer-based exam. While some of you may be used to taking tests on pen and paper, prepare yourself for the computer-based format. You can do this by either visiting practice centres or practising on e-learning apps.
  • Select the order of your subjects: Since the question paper will have three different sections for each subject, find out which order is preferable for you to get the best results.
  • Keep revising: Apart from taking online tests, don’t forget to jog your memory by going back to the notes and flashcards you made earlier.
  • Healthy competition: Some of you may not like to group study in the last month, but being in a competitive setting may have a positive impact on your mindset.

Admission opens for Academic Session 2019-20 for class For IV to XI Studying students. SCHOLARSHIP CUM EARLY ADMISSION TEST (SEAT) on 25th Nov , Apply now, click here 

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Tips For JEE Aspirants: How to Utilise Diwali Vacations.

The time is even more important for senior students who aspire to take on competitive exams like JEE Main and Advanced, BITSAT or the likes of NTSE and KVPY. Although it is true that these exams require continuous practice and cannot be conquered in a few days, these vacations offer a golden opportunity to strategies your preparation. As these exams have millions of test takers and a very less success probability, it mandates a sound test taking temperament.

Here are a few suggestions for serious JEE/ BITSAT/ NTSE/ KVPY aspirants which they can follow to utilize their holiday time optimally.

  • Devote few hours to core subjects: For students pursuing science or high scholars aiming for NTSE, science and math are very important and thus their core subjects. Thus, it is very important for students to devote an hour per subject. This does not necessarily need to be reading books or practicing questions. A lot of educational videos and tutorials are present online which can be referred for better understanding the concepts.
  • Balance time between the subjects: As most of the competitive exams have sectional cutoffs, it is important for learners to divide time evenly between these subjects to ensure uniform concept strengthening in each.
  • Focus more on concept tests: As students have not completed their syllabus for the exams, there is no point in rehearsing the exams. Rather, this time should be used to build concepts and students should focus more on concept tests.
  • Track your preparation level and strengths: Being systematic in approach requires being aware of one’s strengths and weaknesses which can be done easily by introspection. During the long break, students can easily track their strengths and weaknesses by merely practicing and taking a note of concepts where they are faltering regularly.
  • Make SMART goals and set deadlines : It is very important for the students to get a nerve of the whole syllabus and chalk out a strategy. The goals should be Specific, Measurable, Achievable, Realistic and Time Bound. If a student understands his core strengths, he/she can easily set realistic goals and then set timelines for their achievement.
  • Devote time to hobby and interests as well: However, a student should also make sure to utilize the time for recreation as well. 

Following this checklist is not very difficult but it requires discipline to sustain the routine. Though the results may not be evident quickly, the practice will pay off with strong concepts and eventually better performance in exams.

 

JEE Mains 2019: NTA to release exam dates, shift details @jeemain.nic.in

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JEE Mains 2019: The National Testing Agency (NTA) will release the allotment of exam dates and shift details of Joint Entrance Exam (JEE) Mains 2019.

The exact date and shift allotted to candidates for JEE (Main) January 2019 will be displayed on the NTA websites www.nta.ac.in and www.jeemain.nic.in

Further, the city allotted to the candidates of examination for Paper-1 and Paper-2 will also be available by October 21.

JEE Mains will be conducted twice a year. JEE mains and advanced papers will make candidates eligible for admission to Bachelor of Technology (B.Tech), Bachelor of Engineering (BE) and Bachelor of Architecture (B.Arch) courses at Indian Institutes of Technology (IIT), National Institutes of Technology (NITs) and Indian Institutes of Information Technology (IIITs) across India. For JEE Mains, the candidates need to clear plus two examination with Science as a stream (Physics, Chemistry, Maths) and 50 per cent marks.

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Selection procedure:

All those candidates who have successfully cleared the JEE (Mains) will be eligible to appear for the JEE Advanced exam round. Students will be allotted colleges on the basis of these two written exams.

Important dates:

  • Downloading of admit cards: December 17, 2018
  • Dates of examination: January 6 to January 20, 2019
  • Declaration of results: January 31, 2019

Mistakes You Should Avoid In Your JEE Preparation

Are you one of those students who has been told that IIT JEE is next to impossible to crack?

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That it takes years of dedication and exceptional intelligence to crack it? Well nothing could be more wrong and far from the truth. IIT JEE is an exam that can be cracked with the right strategy and Students put in 2 years of tremendous effort to make their ultimate dream of securing a remarkable AIR in JEE exam into a reality. Preparation for this prestigious exam requires meticulous planning and is painstaking.. Hereby in this article we have compiled a list of mistakes that you should avoid during your JEE preparation.

Taking class XI lightly can cost you bigA lot of people pay no attention to class XI syllabus. They might pay a heavy price for this at later stages if they do so. Class XI syllabus lays the foundation for class XII. If your base is weak, there are high chances you won’t get the topics of XII subjects with that ease. So, the conclusion is to take class XI syllabus seriously.

Ignoring NCERT can be a cardinal sin:  Books by NCERT should be the first choice for all candidates who are aspiring for IIT-JEE. Students should focus on clearing concepts rather than memorizing them. JEE, as we all are aware, is an analytical paper which tests your understanding of concepts in subjects Physics, Chemistry and Mathematics. So, it is advised do not overlook NCERT topics as they are extremely crucial. Refrain from mugging up concepts.

Spending time on simple topics during revision: In all honesty, topics like complex numbers, matrices, determinants, etc. do not require much revising. The best thing to do is to keep a formula/revision sheet with the major concepts of these topics written on it. Revise this sheet, instead of going for the book time and again.

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Over-confidence or under-confidence can ruin your prep: A fine line separates confidence, over-confidence & under-confidence. Students have to make sure they aren’t over-confident about their preparation as it might result in underestimating your competitors. Becoming under-confident will lose motivation. Hence, just be confident and keep practising at your own pace.

Attempting questions with negative marking: You must have surely heard of the negative marking in JEE paper. If you think attempting all questions will win you the battle then you’re wrong. If you aren’t sure of a question, do not attempt it. A lot of students mark all the answers trying their luck. In this way, both the scores as well as results are affected. So, it is advisable not to attempt all questions unless you’re very sure.

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CASH REWARD PROGRAM FOR CLASS 10TH PRE-RMO 2018 QUALIFIED STUDENTS

Attention Pre-RMO 2018 Qualified Students of Class 10th , Vibrant Academy Kota has announced “VIBRANT PRIME” a Cash Reward Program for Supporting the talent & hard work of students.

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What is Prime:-

It is an attempt to recognize the talented young minds and to felicitate them for their sincere efforts to achieve a specific yardstick in prominent Olympiads or any other exam coordinated at state / National / International level.

Vibrant Academy appreciates and guides the global winners in the field of academia.

Prime is a juncture for extra ordinary students of class 10th.

Prime is a process which will illuminate the path for brilliant students and will assist to complete the success story.

Eligibility for Nomination

S. No. Class Session Exam Qualified
1 10th 2018-19 PRE RMO 2018

 

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Benefits

  • Chance to interact with Respected Directors of Vibrant Academy
  • Platform to meet many young talented minds under one roof
  • To get tips and tricks for the next level of exam
  • To get connected with the Academicians of Vibrant Academy
  • To access study material designed by the experts.

Rewards and Recognition

Cash Prize of Rs. 5000/- + Momento + Certificate

How to Apply

Registered on given link https://www.vibrantacademy.com/Prime/  PRMO Roll no. is mandatory.

Rules and Guidelines

  • Rewards will not be transferred / provided to any other representative.
  • Student need to bring Govt ID Card, Proof of studying in class 10th and Result of qualifying exam.

Felicitation Function

All the Winners would be invited to attend Success Seminar followed by prize distribution on 24th October 2018 from 09:00 AM to 05:00 PM at Vibrant Academy (I) Pvt. Ltd. Road No.2, IPIA Kota.

Note: Accommodation and Meals for Students and Parents for maximum 2 days will be arranged by Vibrant Academy without any charges. For more information you can contact on 9116147804.