‘Students should pursue industry aligned, new age courses’: UPES CEO




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.


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