The 10 Best Information Technology Institutes in India, 2018


With the vision to empower the students and country to become an IT-enabled powerful environment, we bring forth you “The 10 Best Information Technology Institutes in India, 2018” – which are accelerating the student’s growth by offering best-in-class IT education.




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he time has come to build one”, said the officials of The

TDepartment of Science and Technology (DST) about the

development of the Indian quantum computers. Quantum

computing, in its current fifth generation, has emerged as a new trend in

computing and has proven to be more proficient over conventional

computing. Observing international entities, the Australian government has

announced AUD$25 million investment and the European Commission

Support investing $1.13 billion for quantum projects. This raises the

question, where does India stand in the race of quantum computing?

Our nation is attempting to take significant steps in quantum computing

technology. DST has already funded the projects to develop the quantum

computers. The physics departments at Indian Institute of Science,

Bangalore and Harish Chandra Research Institute, Allahabad are not far

behind and have also paved their way into the theoretical aspects of

quantum computing.

Is India Ready

for Quantum


Critics label the limitations on the existing systems and the R&D sector of

the country saying that the Indian quantum computers are years away and

the current systems only solve the little problems. However, various causes

fall under the advantageous category of our nation. India has been home to

names in quantum computing like Raman Research Institute (RRI), DST

etc. that are conducting innovative research in quantum communication,

quantum computing, and quantum optics. Furthermore, the Indian

government has shown massive support in quantum computing setting up

initiatives like Quantum Information Science & Technology (QuST). The

aim of these initiatives is to revolutionize future computation and

communication systems. The government has introduced these

propositions from noted academicians and experts of the quantum


To remain ahead of the quantum computing course, our nation can set up a

roadmap comprising groups of academicians, industry representatives, and

the end users. Being a home to the broad interest groups, one group

comprising academicians and theoretical computer scientists should work

in close collaboration. To inspire the young generation, our nation can set

up a strong value of fellowships encouraging more postdoctoral and

doctoral research works. Additionally, more workshops and conferences

can be held to promote quantum computing. The benefits will roll in the

form of further drug discovery, weather predictions, logistical planning,

finance, data analysis, and space discovery. T R

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University at a Glance

People’s University:

(A “NAAC” accredited University)

Nurturing Humanity throughHealth and

Technical Excellence



CXO Standpoint

32 16 40

CXO Standpoint

Big Data and Analytics

in Higher Education

Educationist’s Viewpoint

Shrinks can shrink

your problems –

if you let them

Expert's opinion

The In luence of Technology

in the Education Industry

(Teaching Methods)


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Editor’s Quill

The 5G Race is ON!

Generation Showdown

Dynamics of Data Center

and Cloud Management

Convoy 4.0

Smart Transport: A Better Future

with the Practice of Satellites

KMBB College of Engineering

and Technology

Achieving Academic Excellence

through Dedicated Curricular and

Co-Curricular Maneuvers

14 Future Begins Here

Model Institute of

Engineering & Technology 20

Nitte Meenakshi Institute of


Shaping the Youth of India through

Highest Quality Education


Vivekanandha College of

Technology for Women

Preparing Students for Success

in a Changing World


Information Technology Institutes

Empowering Students for an Advanced Tomorrow

echnology is a paperless flair that has brought salient alternations to every aspect in the

Tprevailing time. The present-day technology has extended to our daily lives so much in

every given field that it has become an important resource. As the flow of water cannot be

stopped, the same has become with the technology, today it is at the top of the pyramid and has found

out the answers to many curious questions.

Information Technology Institutes are helping in the same way by understanding technology and

sharing its information to individuals on wide-ranging scales alongside delivering students with utmost

offerings. IT is an extensive sector, which has bloomed with its impeccable services over the past

couple of years. Current available applications and software are immense, repeatedly comes up with

new versions and updates, assist students to grow and develop at a faster scale. The prompt response

and authentication that students highlight for a specific application and software have made institutes

take essential initiatives for students to learn the advancements and on-going momentum of the IT


Administrating the students on every step and providing IT-enhanced offerings, today’s institutes have

stepped their best foot forward to create a Tech-enabled world. With the vision to empower the students

and country to become an IT-enabled powerful environment, we bring forth you “The 10 Best

Information Technology Institutes in India, 2018” – which are accelerating the student’s growth by

offering best-in-class IT education.

As University at a Glance our this month’s issue highlights People’s University; grooms creative

minds which find solutions to issues which seem without a solution.

Other than that, we have highlighted KMBB College of Engineering and technology; Model

Institute of Engineering & Technology; Nitte Meenakshi Institute of Technology; and lastly

Vivekanandha College of Technology for Women.

While gaining esteemed knowledge on these institutes, do not forget articles from the industry’s

experts Importance of Psychologist in Daily Lives and Influence of Technology in Education. Also, do

check out the articles masterly crafted by our in-house editors.

So, in trying to keep this short, let us flip out the pages and read on to the top technology institutes!


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Name of the Institution


Location of the Institution

Dr. Virendra Swarup Institute

of Computer Studies

810, W-1 Block, Juhi,Saket Nagar,Kanpur

KMBB College Of

Engineering and Technology

Dalleiput, Khurda, Odisha

LNCT University

C Sector, Sarvadharam, Kolar Road, Bhopal,

Madhya Pradesh

Model Institute of

Engg. & Technology

Kot Bhalwal, Jammu J&K

Nitte Meenakshi Institute

of Technology

P.B.No.6429. Yelahanka, Bangalore

People’s University

Ayodhya Bypass Rd, Peoples Campus,

Bhanpur, Bhopal, Madhya Pradesh

Srinivas University

Srinivas Nagar, Mukka, Surathkal,


Suyash Institute of

Information Technology

Hakkabad, Gorakhpur, Uttar Pradesh

VES Institute of Technology

Hashu Advani Memorial Complex,

Collector’s Colony, Chembur, Mumbai

Vivekanandha College

of Engineering for Women

Elayampalayam,Tiruchengode -

TK,Namakkal District,Tamilnadu



(A “NAAC” accredited University)




At People’s University the Faculty grooms creative

minds to face the challenges of developing society

and its concerns by working on projects and find

solutions to issues which seem without a solution. People’s

University was conferred as India’s Best University for

promoting Research in July 2018. People’s University was

established by the Madhya Pradesh legislature through an

amendment in Madhya Pradesh Niji Vishwavidyalaya

(Sthapana Avam Sanchalan) Adhiniyam-2007 as Madhya

Pradesh Act (No.18 of 2011) – People’s University, Bhopal

as a state Private University and is empowered to award

degrees as specified by UGC under Section 22 of the UGC

Act 1956 through its main campus in regular mode with the

approval of statutory bodies/councils, wherever required. It

is an ISO certified NAAC accredited university.

Faculty of Engineering

People’s University School of Research & Technology

(SORT) was established in 2007. The environment of the

institute is highly conducive for building strong foundation

of knowledge personality and enhancement of creativity

through innovation & motivation. Institute has well

equipped modern laboratories, a well stocked library,

computer networks and fully wi-fi campus. The core

strength of the institute lies in its pedagogy which includes

conceptual teaching, projects, presentation and workshops.

SORT believes that teaching has to be an optimal blend of

theory and practical. The institute believes in absolute

discipline and ensures that an example is set for the student

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University at a Glance

by the institute itself. It is ensured

that classes are held on time and

syllabus is completed. SORT also

believes in training the students to be

the corporate leaders of tomorrow

with perceptive skills, deep rooted

fundamentals and an ethical

approach. School of Research and

Technology motto is to address the

critical needs of society and foster

economic development by nurturing

collaborative and friendly learning

communities in which all stake

holders can succeed and are involved

in the continuous assessment and

improvement process. SORT values

academic excellence,

professionalism, ethics and cultural

diversity among faculty, staff and


School of Research & Technology

mission is:

To produce world-class technocrats

who can take up the challenges in a

competitive and dynamic global


To provide diverse curricula that will

instill in the students the imagination,

talents, creativity and skills necessary

for the varied and rapidly changing

requirements of modern life.

To perform state-of-the art research

that will improve the nation’s

strategic engineering and

environmental technologies.

To prepare all students for successful

careers based on a strong moral and

ethical foundation.

The College offers following

Bachelors Degree Programs:

SORT offers full time, four years

B.Tech Degree, Three years Diploma

& Two Year M.Tech courses in

following disciplines:

Programme Name


B.Tech (Computer Science & Engineering) 60

B.Tech (Electronics & Communication) 90

B.Tech (Information Technology) 30

B.Tech (Mechanical Engineering) 90

B.Tech (Electrical Engineering) 60

B.Tech (Civil Engineering) 90

M. Tech Computer Science 18

M. Tech Cyber Security 18

M. Tech Thermal Engineering 18

M. Tech Digital Communication 18

Programme Name


M. Tech Power Systems 18

M. Tech Construction Technology & Management 18

M. Tech Urban Planning 18

Diploma (Computer Science & Engineering) 60

Diploma (Electronics & Telecommunication) 60

Diploma (Mechanical Engineering) 60

Diploma (Electrical Engineering) 60

Diploma (Civil Engineering) 60

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A Creative & Innovative Chancellor:

Honored with Rashtriya Rattan Award; Millennium 2000 Sammaan and International Gold Star

Millenium Award Shri. Suresh N. Vijaywargia Chancellor Peoples University is an avid

entrepreneur. A man with incredible business acumen; he propelled his capabilities and established

himself as a successful leading businessman in Bhopal partnering business relationships with the

most affluent business houses in India and abroad.

Shri. Suresh N. Vijaywargia formed a charitable non-profitable public trust ‘Sarvajanik Jankalyan

Parmarthik Nyas’ with the prime objective of “Nurturing Humanity through Health and

Educational Excellence”. People’s University journey began with this objective when SJPN

decided to establish educational institutes as centre for excellence.

A Determined & Resolute Vice Chancellor

Dr. Rajesh Kapur Scientist and a former Senior Adviser to Government of India has widely

traveled and has been a member of various Inter-Governmental committees with active

participantion in FAO-WHO meetings in India and abroad. He has been a member of the

Governing Council and Scientific Advisory Committees/Research Councils of DBT and CSIR


B. Tech. (CS/IT) in Association with IBM in Cloud Computing & Virtualization Technologies, Business Analytics &

Optimization, Open Source and Open Standards Technologies; IBM courses are run for Engineering graduates.

People’s University Constituent Institutes:

The Nine Constituent Institutes of People’s University are already recognized /approved by concerned Statutory

Bodies/Councils like MCI/DCI/INC/PCI/AICTE & MP State Paramedical Council. The degree of Ph.D. is awarded in various

subjects of the following faculties: Medicine, Dentistry, Engineering, Management, Nursing, & Pharmacy. Centre for Scientific

Research and Development inaugurated by erstwhile President of India Pratibha Patil is providing research opportunities to the

budding scholars. Eligibility and syllabus for the courses is as per the prescribed norms of respective regulatory bodies /UGC

and published ordinances of the People’s University. Ayurveda and Super Speciality Hospitals are also rendering tender care to

the society.

The Campus Facilities:

The People’s University campus is spread over 69.19 acres in Bhopal. It is credited to be Central India’s largest single-campus

University. Environment-friendly campus is home to several architecturally striking buildings where every need of staff and

students is met. Tree-lined avenues and lush lawns dotted with beautiful flowering shrubs soothe the eye and create an ideal

learning ambiance. People’s University is one of the few Indian universities, with state-of-the-art computing resources and

network across the campus. University extends and facilitates Scholarship and Financial Aid Scheme for the students taking

admission at People’s University.

The libraries in each constituent unit houses a rich collection of text and reference books, journals, magazines, audio/videos,

CD-ROMs, research reports and Digital Library etc. in all areas and branches of study in all disciplines. Book Bank facility is

provided to student for exploring their knowledge. Digital Library enables the students and staff to search the availability,

request and reserve various books and other reference material available in the libraries at the comfort of their houses. LCD

projectors, Desk Top etc are attached in classes. The University Auditoriums are centrally air-conditioned with a fully sound

proof set up and equipped with latest technology for all types of audio/video presentations. A number of small digital

auditoriums are also available for seminars, meetings, workshops etc. They have their own stadium with facilities for games like

Volleyball, Basketball, Football, Hockey and Cricket. People’s University regularly conducts Intra and Inter College

tournaments for respective games. It has fully functional department headed by Sports Officer to look after the sports activities.

The University has Independent Boys and Girls NCC Battalion. It has also fully functional NSS Unit with multiple social

causes to its credit. Central multi-facility piece of equipment in People’s University gymnasium enables several enthusiasts to

work out. It is spacious and state-of-the art gym well equipped with modern facilities. Qualified gym instructors are available to

train students. The University has Medical/Dental Hospital which provides free Medical/Dental facilities to students and

employees of University. A branch of the Central Bank of India with its ATM operates in the Campus. Postal Services are

provided by branch of Indian Postal Service, Restaurants, Snacks Corner, Beauty Saloon, Guest House, Staff Quarters, Hostels,

Standby power supply; Fire Station and Photocopy Shop are located within the Campus. T R

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The 10 Best



Technology Institutes

IN India 2018

Achieving Academic Excellence through Dedicated Curricular and Co-Curricular Maneuvers

The institute aims to become one of the best small residential integrated technology campuses in

the state with a focus on hands-on learning and strong emphasis on community development and

focused research

Situated in Bhubaneswar,

KMBB College of

Engineering and Technology

was established in 2009 by Sambad-

Ama Odisha Charitable Trust. A

highly experienced board of

Governors professionally manages the

college. With its commitment to allround

excellence, the college provides

high-quality academic experience to

the students. Away from the crowded

city life, the side of NH-5 at Daleiput

near Khurda in a scenic natural

environment locates the institute.

Built on a patch of 40 acres of land,

the campus has been developed to

house hostels for boys and girls,

academic staff quarters, auditorium,

and gymnasium, besides academic

and administrative buildings. The

college is approved by AICTE under

Ministry of HRD, Govt of India and

affiliated to Biju Patnaik University of

Technology (BPUT), Rourkela.

Unparalleled Educational and

Infrastructural Facilities

KMBB College provides a rich

amalgam of quality educational and

infrastructural facilities. The college

has highly qualified and committed

faculty who give their level best

towards overall development of the

students. The institute follows a

project-based pedagogy, which aims

at providing hands-on experience to

the students. It offers tailor made

courses to bridge the industry and

academia gap and to increase

employability. Additionally, it also

provides the scope of conducting real

life projects with the objective of

facilitating learning as well as making

the effort that makes it much more

enjoyable where the teacher and

students become partners in exploring

new ideas.

The college also conducts regular

visits of faculty from reputed

institutions like IITs, NITs, etc. Also,

faculties regularly visit the hostels to

offer personalized teaching sessions.

Regular seminars/symposia on current

issues are also carried out in the

institute. KMBB College has state-ofthe-art

infrastructure with complete

Wi-Fi coverage of the campus. It also

has a well-stocked modern library

with digital facility and access to

collection of audio/video content. The

college offers tuition fees waiver

scheme for the students scoring more

than 8.0 CGPA.

Life beyond Studies

KMBB College conducts a variety of

extra-curricular activities for the

overall grooming and development of

the students. The college aims to

produce well-rounded technology

leaders for the future. Hence, it lays

emphasis on participation in activities

outside classroom and also provides

incentives for the same. Besides the

regular sports, games, annual day

competitions, and college festival

related activities, KMBB also offers

other options for further development

of personality and leadership ability

of the students. These include NSS,

Spic Macay, and AID. Association for

India’s Development (AID) is a USAbased

students’ organization, which

helps undertake socially constructive

development activities. AID India’s

Odisha chapter is active on KMBB

campus. It aims at creating a sense of

social commitment among students

and also gives them opportunities to

engage with the local community

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through use of appropriate

technology. The college also conducts

many co-curricular and extracurricular

activities like Techfest,

social outreach programs, cultural and

heritage programs, annual functions,

sports events, and so on.

About the Chairman

Soumya Ranjan Patnaik is the

Chairman of KMBB College of

Engineering and Technology. He is

the founder and editor of Oriya daily

Sambad, a renowned politician, and

also a feature film producer as well as

a successful business personality.

“KMBB College of Engineering and

Technology has been set up in

memory of my late parents to

establish a center of excellence in

technical education. While the

students will be expected to put in

hard work, academic integrity will be

the cornerstone of all teachinglearning

transactions. The institute

believes that with the involvement of

all stakeholders, students will not

only excel academically, but also

develop an integrated personality

with excellent communication skills,

that would ensure quality placement

for all” asserts Chairman.

Career Opportunities and


The college provides a strong

platform for the career development

of the students. It offers a variety of

opportunities to students to hone their

skills and transform them into

seasoned professionals. The college

provides 100% placement support

through integrated personality

development and grooming for

employability. It has strong links with

industry both inside and outside of the

country providing further

employment assistance to the


Anti-Ragging Initiatives

The college has taken various steps to

ensure that ragging is not practiced in

the campus. Ragging of students in

any form is strictly prohibited within

and outside the campus. An antiragging

squad is in operation under

the overall charge of the Director,

Administration, Saroj Kumar Panda.

Students are advised to bring cases of

ragging (either on the college campus

or hostel) to the notice of the Director,

Administration or the teacher

guardians or respective hostel

wardens. The college aims to make

sure that the students pursue their

education peacefully without facing

any external disturbances or

problems. T R

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Educationist's Viewpoint

About the Author

Ms. Palak Sharma is an

Assistant Professor of

Marketing at Pune

Institute of Business

Management. She has

over 7 years of

academic experience

and 5 years of industry

experience. Specializing

in domains like sales

and distribution

management, retail


entrepreneurship and

business to business

marketing; she is an

avid content creator for

Indian students and


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can shrink


problems – if

you let them

In the society that we live in there is often a stigma

attached with the concept of visiting a

psychologist. People often hesitate in consulting a

therapist and if out of sheer necessity they do consult a

psychologist, the fact is considered as disgraceful.

What is surprising is that these same people can very

well be mildly hypochondriacs, rushing to a doctor's

clinic or hospital to ensure that nothing is wrong with

their physical health. But when it comes to mental

health, the need to visit a specialist evaporates.

While western civilizations may have overdone it with

people having multiple therapists to resolve different

problems, Indians are still struggling with the fact that a

psychological counseling is important too. We Indians

are comfortable in our understanding of mind and

continue to believe that any emotional support required

can be given by the network of friends and family.

Who needs a Psychologist?

This blatant ignorance and even avoidance of the topic

has led to worsening of problem. Recent research

suggests that mental illnesses and anxiety are major

contributors to adoption of smoking and drinking habits

among youth. Clinical depression, mood swings and

suicidal tendencies are increasing in adolescents due to

undiagnosed psychological conditions.

But unfortunately, parents are often the last ones to

realize that their child may need psychological

attention. Worse, parents often

remain in denial that something

may be wrong, at a psychological

level, with their child.

Today’s youth experiences a very

different world than the one we

experienced. Over exposure to

multi-media and social media,

sets very different standards of

lifestyle for them. Peer pressure is

not limited to the next kid in the

school but can be extended to the

‘have-it-all-super-child’ on the

social media feed of a child.

Thus, parents can often struggle

to understand the reason their

child is behaving oddly.

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he situation may not be critical yet, but if left on its own, it can deteriorate. Therefore, understanding the

Timportance of psychological counseling for both personal and professional issues is of essence. After all, the

reason psychologists are called ‘shrinks’ is because they can ‘shrink’ the magnitude of problems, which a

person may be facing, by lending a listening ear and by arriving at mutually agreed solutions.

How Psychologists can help in tackling problems of daily life?

We may be living in a socially connected and 24x7 awake world, but the human race has never recorded more cases

of loneliness and social awkwardness. Our young generation has grown up to learn digital communication before

learning inter-personal communication. Cyber bullying and trolling are common concerns, with which not only

children but adults also struggle. Psychological counseling can help with concerns like-

· Poor work life balance and the need to vent out

· Weak personal and social connections

· Inability to connect or open up with others

· Post traumatic stress

· Inability to cope with major life changes like moving away from home town for the first time, getting married,

becoming a parent, etc.

· Depression

· Suicidal thoughts

While some of these concerns may be quite alarming, others can remain latent for years before manifesting as a

glaring health issue. Often psychological disturbances can result in physiological problems as well. For instance,

stress and anxiety is being considered as the leading cause of metabolic syndrome and hormonal imbalances like

hyper or hypothyroidism.

Problems of educational life that can be managed by Psychological Counseling

Furthermore, there are various triggers in workplace that can disturb the mental equilibrium of a person and affect

his/her productivity as well as lifestyle. Adolescence is an age sensitive to external inputs and prone to mistakes

which can impact life and career of an individual. World’s leading educational institutions not only recognize this but

also ensure that their students have access to psychological counseling, whenever required. Students often finding it

hard to cope with the pressure of curricular and co-curricular activities can benefit from therapy.

Some students struggle with anger management and low emotional quotient, often faring poorly in inter-personal

situations. Therapy can help such students to devise personal mechanisms of coping and handling their emotions

better. Common educational concerns which psychological counseling can help manage are –

· Poor work-life balance

· Indecision and unclarity about academic choices

· Negative peer pressure

· Physical, emotional and social media bullying

· Learning disabilities like dyslexia

· Personality attributes like autism and ADD which make learning process difficult

· Gender and personal identity related issues

Despite all the ways in which a therapist can help people manage their daily lives and educational lives, there remains

a taboo attached to the idea of psychological counseling. If people can be sensitized to these ways in which a shrink

can effectively shrink their problems, the hesitance towards a psychologist visit can reduce. What is required is an

inherent acceptance of these benefits and a social inclusion of people who may need psychological support. T R

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The 10 Best


Model Institute of

Engineering & Technology

Future Begins Here

The institute aims to deliver exceptional value to students, industry and the society


Technology Institutes

IN India 2018

Established in 1996, the Model

Institute of Engineering and

Technology (MIET) is the

first private engineering institute in the

state of J&K. It is ranked in top 100

T-Schools in the country and at 77th in

the list of private institutions and 93rd

in the combined list of Government

and private institutions by DataQuest

Magazine. MIET is also the only

NAAC A grade accredited technical

institution in the state of J&K. It is a

part of the Model Institute of

Education and Research (MIER) group

of institutions, which was established

in 1936 as the first private educational

enterprise in the State of J&K. Today,

MIER group serves the educational

needs of over thirty-five hundred

learners from the pre-school to the

post-graduation levels.

Research and Development has

received the highest attention at MIET.

Its faculty members have filed fifteen

patents at the Indian Patents and

Trademarks office. Furthermore, the

Center for Software Development has

incubated two IT products besides

developing three mobile applications.

Special initiatives of the institute such

as the Center for Research, Innovation,

and Entrepreneurship (CRIE) aim to

engage students with the right potential

in research-oriented innovative

projects for developing advanced

skills. Five projects from CRIE are on

the verge of being commercialized,

while one faculty-led startup building

advanced analytics solutions for

academia has already garnered its first

paying customers.

MIET alumni occupy high positions in

some of the most reputed organizations

in the industry including Amazon, HP,

IBM, EMC, and many more.

Additionally, the institute has tied with

University of Missouri Kansas-City

(UMKC), USA allowing its students to

pursue MS programs at UMKC under a

GRE-waiver clause with guaranteed

fifty percent tuition fee waiver.

The Tech-Savvy Director

Besides being a Professor in the

Department of Computer Science and

Engineering, Professor Ankur Gupta

is also the Director of MIET. Prior to

joining the academia, he worked at HP

as a Technical Team Lead, developing

software in the network management

and e-commerce domains.

Under his leadership, the institute has

become the first Indian institute to

deploy a cloud-based Quality Analytics

Framework called Performance Insight

360°, institutionalizing a culture of

quality and performance. The software

is made with the initiative “what

cannot be measured cannot be

improved”. Performance Insights 360°

measures tracks and benchmarks the

performance of each stakeholder on

various performance parameters.

Dr. Gupta is a recipient of the AICTE’s

Career Award for Young Teachers.

Furthermore, he is the Managing

Editor for International Journal and a

senior member of ACM, IEEE

alongside a life member of the

Computer Society of India.

Quick Glance at the Academic


The institute provides exceptional

quality education through its B.E,

MCA, and MBA programmes:

• B.E Computer Science and


• B.E Electronics and Communication


• B.E Information Technology


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• B.E Electrical Engineering

• B.E Civil Engineering

• Masters in Computer Applications


• Masters in Business Administration


Alumni Profile

MIET Alumni work with the top

organizations across the globe. 15% of

the alumni work overseas having

graduated from top international

schools such as Georgia Tech, UT

Dallas, Aalborg University, King’s

College, University of Edinburgh,

Central University of Missouri,

Technical University Munich,

University of Technology Sydney etc.

Awards and Recognition

Quality Council of India's D.L Shah

Platinum Award in 2016, Ricoh

Education Excellence Award for Best

Use of Technology in Student Services

2016, Startup Board Award at 8th India

Innovation Initiative, 2016, Finalist in

Startup India Summit, 2017, NITTTR

Outstanding Institution Award, 2014.

AICTE Most Promising Innovator

Award in December 2017 during

Innovation Initiative conducted jointly

by AICTE, CII and DST.

Strong Industry Connect

MIET has established linkages with top

corporates and industry giants such as

Amazon, DELL-EMC, Cisco,

Microsoft and IBM providing students

access to cutting-edge technologies and

enabling them to undertake advanced

projects in cloud computing, big data,

social networks, analytics, AI and

machine learning.

Words of Trust

“M.I.E.T is easily the best engineering

college in J&K. It gave me a lot of

opportunities to excel my knowledge

and skills in my field. The exposure

they provide is far way good for the

person who wants to achieve

something. I would like to thank all the

faculties and staff for making me a

better person”

-Shruti Dhingra (IT, 2014-18)

The exposure that MIET provide is

far way good than any other college in

J&K. The faculties are always

available and willing to help. The

colleagues help you out in every way.

Here the potentials are harnessed,

skills are developed and confidence is


-Adhirath Kesar (EE, 2014-18) T R

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he International Data Corporation for

TEMC estimated that around 1.8

zettabytes (ZB) or around 1.8 trillion

gigabytes (GB), of digital information was

created in the year 2011. The amount of data in

2012 was approximately 2.8 ZB and is expected

to rise to 40 ZB by the year 2020. There is a

specific need for data centers to be created that

can not only store large information but which

can store it more efficiently, safely, securely and

confidentially. These data centers need to be on

the front on storing, processing, managing and

disseminating of the data. Forthcoming

technologies like Cloud are giving tough

competition to these centers.


The terms, data center and cloud based data

centers may be confusing at times, but the only

common thing between them is that they store

the data. The main difference lies in their

physical working location. A company can have

an in-house data center or can store data in other

geographical location, whereas cloud stores

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Generation Showdown

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information online. There is a physical need for storing electrical equipment in the centre. They also have to back up

the data which require more storage units. Cloud on the other hand is online and becomes operational just after a

quick registration.


The cloud can offer unlimited storage but lacks certain security reasons. It can be upgraded and extended with ease.

On the other hand, in-house data centers have limited capacities. To increase it, the company has to invest in new

equipments and infrastructure; furthermore it occupies additional space and requires dedicated manpower to maintain

it. In addition to that, in-house data centres needs utmost care as they have to be cooled down to reduce the heat

generated by the equipment. This heat can cause the units to malfunction. Such incidents affect the company’s data

and costs. In terms of energy, a simple data center may need only a few kilowatts of energy, but an enterprise-scale

data center installation can demand tens of megawatts or more. Today, the green data center, are designed for

minimum environmental impact. These data centers have to be constantly monitored, which takes a great deal of time

and money but has its advantage in security.


Cloud glistens in the eye of small businesses. It cost them less, provides affordable subscriptions and takes no time to

build. In the digital world of 2018, cloud is essential platform for several companies. A quick registration and you are

set. It takes no time to bring together its operation. The subscriptions are affordable and scalable from vendor to

vendor. The in-house data centers take times to build. It cost the company millions of dollars. One of the main

problems these centers face generally is the efficiency of equipment. The power and cooling systems often don’t

work as they are supposed to be. The solution to such complications is to maintain the accuracy via accessing a

real-time data source such as Power Usage Effectiveness (PUE) and Data Center Infrastructure Efficiency (DCiE).

Data Center Infrastructure Management (DCIM) tools address these problems and simplify the process. (DCIM)

tools are quickly becoming the solution of choice to control inefficiencies. As the saying goes “Money is Power”,

here it applies “Power is Money”.


An in-house data center is more secure than the cloud based. CCTVs and security personnel provide better

management to these storage centers. Only authorized persons can access these records and therefore easy to identify

the culprit in event of data theft. As these are physical local network, the safety protocols are repeatedly updated and

help in transfer of data from one place to another, even to the third party businesses. Since the data center is a core

business asset, comprehensive security measures, like badge access and video surveillance, helps in detecting and

preventing malfeasance by employees, contractors and intruders. Cloud on the other hand, is external, remotely

controlled site which is difficult to secure. It is vulnerable to cyber, malware and virus attacks. A simple breach can

cause a whole lot of damage to data and the company. Numerous reports about such leaks have surfaced repetitively.


Companies in need of dedicated system, space and control should opt for the in-house data centers. But to expand it,

they will need to buy more equipment, staff, and electricity. New and small business, which wants less cost and can

cope up with less control, cloud is best. According to the revenue increase rate reports, it is evident that enterprises

are transferring to the cloud on a large scale. Companies are opting for both cloud based and in-house centers,

allotting their data as per their needs. The remedy can be a hybrid solution comprising both storages. Google,

Microsoft, and Cisco have already created hybrid solutions. Cloud is sure flexile but it’s not that perfect to fully adapt

immediately. T R

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The 10 Best


Nitte Meenakshi

Institute of Technology


Technology Institutes

IN India 2018

Shaping the Youth of India through Highest Quality Education

“Research is the reconnaissance party of industry, roving the unknown territories ahead

independently, yet not without purpose, seeing for the first time what all the following world

will see a few years hence.” - S. M. Kinter

In tertiary education, providing the

opportunities for research and

development to the students is

highly significant. The benefits of

research go way beyond just having an

impressive degree certificate. It

develops in them important abilities

like effective analytical skills, critical

thinking, and so on. Without research,

the students of today will lose the

ability to envision a better tomorrow.

An institution that concentrates on

developing research skills in its

students to yield benefits to the

common man and society at large and

to improve the living standards is Nitte

Meenakshi Institute of Technology

(NMIT).To aid the same, it has six

Centers of Excellence in the fields of

Robotics; Nano Materials & MEMS;

Small Satellites Research;

Computational Fluid Dynamics;

Design Engineering and Process

Simulation; Aerospace Engineering &

IoT; attracting young research talents

from all over the country.

Incepted in the year 2001, NMIT is

under the aegis of Nitte Education

Trust, Mangalore. It is located in a

sprawling area of 23-acre in the calm

sylvan environs of Yelahanka,

Bangalore. NMIT is one of the very

few Institutions in Karnataka that has

received permission from AICTE, New

Delhi to admit 15% students over and

above the sanctioned intake for its UG

Programs under PIO/FN quota.

Moreover, the college is the youngest

institution in the country to receive

autonomous status and also is

accredited by NAAC with ‘A’ Grade.

The Insightful Leaders of NMIT

Dr. N R Shetty is the Advisor for

NMIT and has been a key leader to

promote all academic and research

related activities. His visionary

thinking capability has accelerated the

growth rate of NMIT to the top 10

colleges in the state and secured NIRF

ranking of 100 in the country. It was

under his guidance that six multidisciplinary

centers of excellence were

setup to promote research activities.

Another key personality is Dr. H C

Nagaraj, who has been the Principal

of NMIT since 2003. He is an excellent

leader, mentor and administrator. He is

one of the primary reasons the

institution has achieved a very high


A Basket of Courses

NMIT offers Under-Graduate Program

of B.E. in various streams such as

Computer Science and Engineering,

Mechanical Engineering, Electronics

and Communication Engineering,

Information Science and Engineering,

Civil Engineering, Aeronautical

Engineering, and Electrical and

Electronics Engineering with a total

sanctioned intake of 960 students

annually. Its Post-Graduation programs

include M. Tech in Computer Science

and Engineering, Machine Design,

Structural Engineering, Renewable

Energy, Computer Network

Engineering, Digital Communication

and Networking, VLSI Design and

Embedded Systems,and Thermal

Power Engineering as well as Masters

in Computer Applications and Business

Administration. These programs are

approved by Visvesvaraya

Technological University (VTU),


Additionally, the college offers Ph. D.

in Engineering, Sciences, and

Management, which are recognized by

Visvesvaraya Technological University

(VTU), Belagavi and University of

Mysore, Mysore.

In addition to this, NMIT has taken

various initiatives to promote

information technology among its

students. These comprise of Online

Student Monitoring Platform,Online E-

Library platform, High-Speed Internet

connectivity, Online Open-Source

Learning management systems, Online

course and certification platform, and

Computer-aided learning system to

name a few.

State of the art Infrastructure

NMIT keeps upgrading its

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infrastructure depending on the

stakeholders and also according to the

academic, research, and development

requirements. The top priority of the

college is the accessibility and ease of

working or studying in the campus. All

the departments in the college are well

equipped with the latest equipments

and tools required to provide quality

technical training to students. The

campus also consists of various other

facilities like Library, ATMs, canteens,

gym, multipurpose co-operative

society, temples, food court, sewage

treatment plant for recycling of water,

medical center, sport facilities, and

much more. The entire campus is Wi-

Fi enabled.

Students’ Achievements

The students of NMIT have received

numerous awards and recognitions in

various national competitions like

Smart India Hackathon 2017 and

2018, India Smart Grid Week 2017,

TCS Techbytes state level in 2015, and

TCS Techbytes Tumkur Zonal winners

in 2015, 2016 & 2017 , to name a few.

The Institute has been recognized

internationally and seven of students

have completed Immersion Program in

North Dakota State University

(NDSU), Fargo, USA and one of the

students has represented India in the


12 Global Student Forum and World

Engineering Education Forum through

ISTE, New Delhi. Students have

developed several innovative projects,

one of which is “Design and

Development of Micro Turbo-Jet

Engine”, which was ranked first in the

state-level inter-collegiate

competition amongst 123 colleges.

This event was organized by VTU,

Belagavi. Our NCC cadets have

participated in the Republic Day

Parade of 2017 and 2018 at New Delhi.

Shaping the Students’ Future

NMIT has an active and dynamic

Training and Placement Cell whose

sustained efforts have resulted in a

large number of reputed industries

visiting NMIT for recruiting its

students. The cell also conducts

various training programs in the areas

of soft skills, analytical & problem

solving, and leadership skills. These

training programs are in collaboration

with Infosys, KPIT, UNISYS, SUBEX-


international collaborations with


Systems, Paris.

“Words of Trust”

“Personally, I think it was a great

opportunity to do my final year project

at NDSU. We got to learn in a different

academic environment which adds a

lot to your life. The professors are

always ready to guide you and help

you with any obstacle.”-Anusha, Dept.

of Computer Science and Engineering,


“I was one of the candidates who got

selected for the Spring Internship

program at NDSU. I, under the

guidance of Dr. Kendall Nygard, Prof.,

Chair, Dept. of Computer Science,

worked on a Capstone project for

Microsoft. The overall experience was

overwhelming.”Akhil V, Dept. of

Computer Science and Engineering,


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A Better Future with the Practice of Satellites

Smart transportation systems use the

fourth industrial revolution and aim to

provide inter-connected services

relating to different modes of transport and

traffic management. These enable users to be

informed at the first hand and aid in making

safer and smarter use of transport networks.

Transportation systems rely on the information

sent between vehicles and different transport

infrastructures-railways, airports, bus stops.

With satellite technology, a lot of reliable

knowledge can be collected to form sensible

transport systems. This knowledge permits

vehicles and infrastructures to adapt to

ever-changing conditions such as; Weather

conditions; the location of vehicles; and traffic

observation. With this area of knowledge and

new technology from the IoT, transportation

systems can be revolutionized.

Employment of Satellites in Transportation


At present, the information gathered from

land-based systems is in charge of the data

sent among vehicles and transport

frameworks. Space information gathered from

satellites will make this exchange of data

quickly. Regardless of whether different

systems are separate or are inaccessible,

satellites can at present gather and get


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Convoy 4.0

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The current world is acquainted with the utilization of satellite route frameworks utilized in transport however, satellite

innovation is limitlessly moving forward. This is the way it will be exercised later on.

The Future of Vehicles

Satellites are being used to follow the area and speed of a vehicle and the surroundings. This innovation is being

progressed to enhance street wellbeing and to make travel more advantageous. Space information can distinguish

unfriendly climate conditions that may influence the streets. For instance, if a circling satellite grabs information that

demonstrates a storm is going to begin, it will send a flag to an adjacent transport center point, which at that point will

send a flag to all vehicles in the influenced area. The vehicle’s satellite route framework can divert the driver on an

elective course or to an administration station. Information on the state of the vehicle can likewise be exchanged to the

driver. They will be informed on the off chance that they are low on fuel or if their wheels are not appropriate for

driving in specific conditions.

For bigger vehicles utilized for long travels, a tachometer can be introduced to alarm the driver about when to they have

to take a break. For a more productive adventure, the innovation can time rest stops for when the vehicle should be


To reduce clog, satellites can recognize activity and send signs to vehicles to occupy their drivers. On account of a

mischance, the vehicles included will send a flag to a satellite, which will at that point alarm either the crisis

administrations or street side help within their area. This will enhance reaction time to mishaps and abbreviate venture


The Future of Ships and the Use of Drones

At the point when ships need to dock, satellites will send a flag to the port. Information about the ship’s payload, speed

and area will be sent to the port so laborers can make the suitable arrangements. Contamination around a port can be

observed and controlled. On the off chance that there is excessive contamination, ports can send signs to ships

instructing them to hold up until the point that contamination has scattered before they can dock.

Automated drones will be utilized to enhance the transportation of conveyances. Satellites can recognize their area to

follow their course and guarantee they are flying through an unhampered way.

The Future of Public Transport

Space information will drastically enhance how we utilize open transport. Later on, satellites will lessen interruptions

and take into account less demanding drives. Satellite information will enhance hold up times when going by transport.

A traveler will have the capacity to send a flag to a close-by transport, which would then be able to distinguish their

area and gather them.

To decrease disturbances for workers, trains can send satellite signs when they require adjusting. In the event that there

is an issue with the train, upkeep organizations can be educated before it turns into a more concerning issue.

Correspondingly, space information is additionally being used for the support of airplanes to upgrade the wellbeing of

air travel.

Semi-smart transportation is currently available in our everyday life in the form of pollution control, and better traffic

management. Needless to say, this smart transportation is here to stay. By creating a connected ecosystem, citizens can

enjoy their journeys and smart transportation can enhance the quality in their lives. T R

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Big data is BIG!”

The interest in big data and learning analytics revealed

itself in the responses I received to the tweet above that I

sent earlier this year. On my way to a smart-learning

conference in China and in an attempt at humor, I hit send

on this tweet, and almost immediately, the likes and

retweets started pouring in. This exchange illustrated the

popularity of big data—and learning analytics—among my

few and newly found followers.

A quick Google search for images related to big data and

learning analytics also illustrates the currency of these

terms; the results page is a colorful myriad of infographic

after infographic. The use of big data and learning analytics

has the opportunity to transform the field of education. The

same has been said about blackboards, filmstrips, overhead

projectors, radio, television, and, yes, even computers.

Education researchers have been conducting media studies

for decades, comparing television instruction to teachers,

teachers to computers, and most recently online instruction

to face-to-face instruction. For the most part, the conclusion

has been the same: When it comes to media impact on

learning, there is no significant difference. In the everevolving

world of technology, it’s imperative that education

professionals stay conversant on the current trends.

There’s a lot of data out there. Forbes magazine states that

more data has been created in the past two years than in the

entire history of the human race. Virtually everything we do

in our modern society generates some form of data. We

produce data on social media and networks. Scientific

instruments collect all sorts of data. Mobile devices

ubiquitously track all information, all the time. Sensor

technologies and networks constantly measure an

assortment of data.

Data are collected through the Web through searches, game

consoles, entertainment networks, e-commerce, purchases

at department and grocery stores, bank and credit card

transactions, social networks, and yes, even colleges and


Data in Education

Student data generated through the education system can be

sorted into two broad categories: institutional data and

instructional data. Institutional data include admissions

statistics (high school class rank, admissions test scores),

instructional records (past grades, program information),

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CXO Standpoint


Dr. Marcus D. Childress is dean of the School of

Education at Baker University (Kansas, USA). He

earned his Ph.D. in Instructional Design and

Technology from Virginia Tech. Dr. Childress’

research interests include instructional design,

online learning, using virtual worlds for training

and education, and the future of learning

technologies. His research has been documented

in publications such as Distance Education,

Journal of Research on Computers in Education,

International Journal of Educational

Telecommunications, EDUCAUSE Quarterly, and

Academic Leadership Journal. He is co-editor

of the AECT/Springer online major

reference work Learning, Design,

and Technology: An International

Compendium of Theory, Research,

Practice and Policy, with J. Michael

Spector and Barbara J. Lockee.

In addition to his higher

education experience, Dr.

Childress’ training involvement

includes consulting with the

Intel Corporation (senior

trainer, Intel Teach to the

Future); the People’s Bank of

China Training Center;

Virginia Modeling, Analysis

and Simulation Center; and

the United States Joint

Training Analysis and

Simulation Center. He is a

past-president (2012-2013)

of the Association for


Communications and

Technology (AECT) and has

served on the AECT

executive committee and

board of directors.

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and accessed support services (library, help desk, counseling). Instructional data, on the other hand, consists of

information related to grading (quizzes, assignments, participation and attendance) and learning management

system and engagement (online discussions, content viewed, interaction with students and instructors, time spent

online). Both categories of student-generated data can be processed via analytics. To harness this data and

properly use it in teaching and learning, educators must understand learning analytics.

Learning analytics focuses on students and their behaviors, with the primary audience being learners and

instructors. Learning analytics support learning goals by targeting instructional, curricular, and support resources.

EDUCAUSE, a nonprofit association dedicated to advancing higher education through information technology,

defines learning analytics as “the use of data and models to predict student progress and performance, and the

ability to act on that information.”

Learning analytics has the potential to help answer the following questions:

• What assessments (quizzes, tests) in a course are the most important predictors of a student’s success?

• When is a student at risk of failing a course?

• What prerequisite courses are most critical to a student’s success in a course?

• When should a student receive tutoring or counseling?

• How many times should a student access an online course during the week?

• What are the not-to-be-missed activities in a course that predict student success or failure?

Being able to answer these questions drives me to make my bold statement: Learning analytics is a true gamechanger.

Online learning and improved processing power have provided an opportunity to gather and analyze

student data like never before.

Ethical Concerns

There are, however, some ethical concerns, because using student data for learning analytics raises important

issues about student data privacy and how colleges and universities use and share that data. In addition, how a

college or university acts on these findings may come under scrutiny. What happens when learning algorithms go

awry and unintentionally steer students in the wrong direction? What about students who do not “fit” into the

algorithm? Will their academic future be jeopardized? As promising as learning analytics appears to be, it would

be smart for colleges and universities to think deeper and create policies and procedures that prioritize students’

best interests. Numerous other concerns will surely arise as we make our learning analytics journey.


Will learning analytics transform education or will it find itself relegated to the dusty shelf with the audienceresponse

systems—both underused and oversold? Time will tell. If I were a betting man, however, I would go allin

on learning analytics because I believe it truly is a game-changer in the world of teaching and learning.

And here is one final bold prediction: The ease with which we can gather data and analytics through online

instruction and our ability to take action to support student learning may soon make online instruction superior to

face-to-face instruction, at least until we discover how to collect such data in a face-to-face instructional

environment. Alas, that is a debate for another time and place. T R

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R a c e

Is On!

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here has been a significant development in the field of telecom generations. Looking upon these generations, a

Tsimple conclusion can be made; the GSM generation fixed the security issues with the analog, 3G sorted out the

data needs, LTE improved upon the unpleasant experiences of 3G and now the time has arrived for the fifth

generation i.e. the 5G. Intel’s general manager has described 5G as the post-smartphone area. Currently, the software are

being tested, the hardware is in works, and carriers are all ready to capture the 5G network. The year 2019 will definitely

witness the rise of 5G wireless networks alongside the phones that will be running it. The fifth generation’s higher speeds

and lower latency will create new experiences in the augmented and virtual reality, smart-cars, smart homes and for all the

machines that talk to each other.

Some Fun and Fast Facts

Editor’s Quill

The manufacturing giant Qualcomm recently unveiled its new Soc i.e. Snapdragon 855, which include the X50 5G

modem to be used in 5G-enabled smartphones. Lenovo unveiled its Z5 pro GT to be the first smartphone powered

by this monster processor. It will be the first phone with the 5G connectivity beating all the other competition in the


• Out of India, both the Verizon and AT&T have announced plans to launch smartphones with 5G. One Plus, LG are

also developing their own phones

The luxury phone manufacturer Apple has put on hold its 5G phone manufacturing and is reported to launch 5Genabled

devices in 2020

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The Current State

In Hawaii, a demonstration by Verizon highlighting a 5G smartphone showed a 1Gb file

download in just 17 seconds, which will even be more faster when the commercial 5G

connectivity sets up. The non-standard specifications for 5G are the new radios, which

covers 600 and 700 Mhz bands and 50 GHz millimeter wave end of the spectrum. These

non-standard specifications apply to the 5G radios build in the base of LTE. With the LTE

base, the new radios will play nicely with the areas having zero to none 5G connectivity

and will shift to the 4G networks when needed. Earlier this June, 5G network operators fine

tuned their software using the equipment complying with the full complete standards.

The industry giants such as Qualcomm and Intel are working to incorporate 5G models in

phones, car, and home automation. These new radios are in midst of testing in order to

make sure they are interoperable with the network infrastructure and operators.

Qualcomm’s newly introduced SD 855 can give a blazing download speed of 29 Gbps.

Qualcomm has said to form partners with over twenty operators currently to roll out its

5G-enabled processors and even around eighteen device manufacturers have already

committed to using its technology.

Where does Smartphone Manufacturers Stand?

Now that the chipset makers and the network providers are all set, phone manufacturers are

also bucking up in delivering the best of 5G devices. These devices are going to be special

and a lot different from the current generation smartphones. However, the phones built

today, even when the standards of 5G are completed, will not feature the 5G capabilities.

In terms of big names, Apple has hold on to 2020 to roll out 5G devices and wait until the

wireless carriers have worked out all the early testing in 2019. OnePlus has also aligned

itself with the SD 855 processor and their next phone may feature 5G capabilities. Sprint

and LG are doing the same. However, Motorola has been a step ahead with its Moto Mods

in delivering 5G speeds. The phone manufacturer has announced 5G mods for Moto Z3

and the 5G connectivity can be attached to the back of the phone.

Beyond 5G

Users have always been dreaming to take advantage of the new generation in every

technology and now it is the time of 5G with its astonishing speed and automated features.

The consequences will take place in terms of machines talking to each other in cars, houses

seamlessly alongside reduced latency. Furthermore, 5G will be a household name in AR,

VR and will mainstream these technologies for the users.

This all seems too exciting, but there is a lot of work to do. Companies are testing the new

radios to play nicely with the government and infrastructure norms. The year 2018

witnessed a lot of development in 5G connectivity and we can estimate that the 5G will

conquer the year 2020 once it establishes itself properly in 2019. T R

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Since past, many years

technology has been improving

the education industry and thus

developing entire human race.

Technology has made our classrooms

digital with screens, projectors, etc.

There are advanced labs set up for

computer programming, Bloomberg

terminals for finance and equity

learning, etc. The technology was very

much essential since students learn

much more by doing (experiential

learning) than by listening or seeing.

Educational institutions are charging

technology fees or infrastructure fees

which is required to build such highclass

infrastructure for better learning.

The access to the internet and online

resources enables researchers to share

their ideas and knowledge on specific

topics which can be accessed by

anybody around the world. The

Massive Open Online Courses

(MOOC) have opened a new world of

knowledge. Top Universities and

Professors around the world are

launching their courses via MOOC

which can be accessed by anyone in

any corner of the world. We can say

this as an example of democratizing

education which is good for humanity

as a whole. There are many startups in

EduTech space which are also working

towards same.

All of this creates a huge amount of

data regarding lectures, content,

videos, etc. Students sometimes get

lost in the sea of information and need

help in analyzing and evaluating the

information and also determining the

authenticity and validity of the content.

The main challenge is the adoption of

technology is to upskilling of the

teaching staff. They need to learn new

technical skills to be relevant.

Whatever we have discussed till now

have already been implemented in

most of the developed countries, but

the developing nations are still very


The fourth industrial revolution has

brought new technologies like Virtual

Reality, Augmented Reality, Internet of

Things (IoT), Machine learning,

Artificial Intelligence, Blockchain, etc.

Their technologies are going to

completely transform the world and

almost all the industries including

education industry. Experiential

learning will reach a new height with

the help of virtual reality and

augmented reality. There are many

apps already available for this.

Machine Learning will help in

personalizing the learning for

individual student and redesigning the

assessments. Artificial intelligence can

help in tracking the mental steps which

a student take to approach a problem

and modify the feedback, exercises and

explanations and intervention to

promote self-regulation, selfmonitoring,

and self-explanation would

revolutionize engagement.

Algorithms can help in clustering the

students in similar groups based on

their ways of learning and evaluating

the outcome. Chatbots using Natural

Language Processing and Deep

Learning can answer common student's

queries. AI will free-up teachers and

give more time for one-on-one

interaction with the students and solve

more complicated personal or

About the Author

Ram Manohar, a dynamic leader

& machine learning enthusiast, is

the Head of Business Analytics &

Data Science division at Pune

Institute of Business

Management. He has around

eight years of industry experience

in Business Analytics and Data

Science. He holds a Computer

Science & Engineering degree

from Cochin University of Science

and Technology and Post

Graduate Diploma in

Management (PGDM) from

Indian Institute of Management

(IIM), Udaipur.

behavioral issues or misconceptions.

Advanced Machine Learning using

Text Mining and computer vision can

also help in evaluating answer sheets

which are in the form of free-form text.

It does not mean AI will replace

teachers. The role of the teachers will

remain intact to take care of individual

learning needs for every student.

Machine Learning can predict

strengths and weakness of a student in

particular subject, his learning pace

and understanding level. By analyzing

their test scores, worksheets,

interactions and their course, helps in

creating a significantly different and

unique learning pathway which is

customized and fun-filled. There are

multiple ways of applying AI in the

education system. One of the most

widely accepted and used is Intelligent

Tutoring System (ITS) which have

given a significant impact and made

progress in past few years.

On the other side, artificial intelligence

can also analyze teacher’s data

(subject, content, methods, evaluation

criteria, etc.) and give feedback to

improve the teaching process. Teachers

can take that feedback positively and

takes necessary steps to improve.

AI can also predict the career path for

the students which is very complicated

and sensitive decision to be made.

Currently, it takes all the factors

including parent’s profession, society

preference, market trend and highest

paid jobs. But it does not take into

consideration student’s interest,

behavior, likes dislikes, aptitude, etc.

AI can take all these factors and predict

a better career path for the students.

AI and Machine Learning can have a

tremendous impact on the education

industry. It can help us find the

solutions for all the problems which

were existing in the education industry

but were getting neglected. It can

revolutionize the entire education

industry just based on past data and

harnessing that to make data-driven

and better decisions. T R

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Expert's Opinion

The Inuence Of

Technology In The

Education Industry

(teaching Methods)

Articial Intelligence (AI)

and Machine learning (ML)

Ram Manohar

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The 10 Best


Vivekanandha College of

Technology for Women

Preparing Students for Success in a Changing World


Technology Institutes

IN India 2018

The college is committed to providing world-class infrastructure, faculty and cutting-edge

technology to empower the rural women as technocrats, scientists, and entrepreneurs of the nation

with discipline and human values

In this new era of technology, it is

mandatory for any institute to

divulge into a value-based smart

digital education for women in order to

make them a globally competitive

force. Vivekanandha College of

Technology for Women (VCTW) does

the same with an ambition to develop a

better civil society, with the women

empowerment. Being the largest

women institution in Asia, the institute

was established in the year 2009 with

the objective to extend the frontiers of

professional knowledge to rural

women students and to empower them

with the power of knowledge. Situated

in the earliest and extraordinary district

of Namakkal, Tamil Nadu, this

institution is affiliated to Anna

University, Chennai and is approved by

AICTE, New Delhi.

VCTW fabricates students into healthy

and disciplined young citizens of

character and culture with the ability to

manage risk and improve their

economic status and well-being. The

institute empowers students and

produces women engineers with selfesteem

and professionalized

technocrats. Furthermore, it has a

constant placement record of students

in CTS, TCS, Accenture, IBM, ZOHO,

Oracle etc.

Torchbearer of VCTW

VCTW is under the command of an

untiring work of a philanthropist, a

living legend, and recipient of Vidhya

Rattan, Rashtriya Rattan, Hind Rattan,

and Kongunattu Sathanaiyalar,

Professor Dr. M. Karunanithi. He

was bestowed with such greatness for

his sincere and committed work for the

successful enhancement of women and

empowerment in different educational

genres. Being the Chairman and

Secretary, his vision and mission is to

foster all the women development in

all their walks of life. He is a versatile

person and a pioneer in women

empowerment and a role model to all

the young minds. He is a man of

wisdom who paves the right path for

thousands and thousands of women


Tailor-Made Facilities for the


The college provides state-of-the-art

infrastructure for the proper welfare of

the women students. VCTW’s

Department of Computer Science and

Engineering has an excellent

infrastructure in terms of laboratories,

classroom, seminar hall, etc.

Laboratories are networked with

seamless Wi-Fi internet facility

connectivity with the speed of 50Mbps.

The Special Interest Group is formed

in Open Source Systems, Network, and

Security, IoT and Data Mining which

provides a wider platform for the

faculty and students to explore their

technical skills in their relevant interest

area. The membership activities in

professional bodies like CSI, ISTE,

IET, ICTACT thrives the students to

participate in various state and national

level technical events.

The college provides ICT enabled

teaching aids and advanced machinery

for better student learning as well for

research/consultancy services. It has

Anna University Chennai syllabus,

regulations and examination system for

the students. Grand auditorium with a

seating capacity of five-thousand, airconditioned

seminar hall, adequate

sports infrastructure, IAS coaching

center, beauty parlor, typewriting,

driving and stitching classes, gym

facilities, fully furnished hostel

facilities and more, which the college

provides for the holistic development

of its students. Management provides

the free transport covering eight

districts and hundred and fifty

kilometers, facility for women students

as well.

The college operates a fleet of buses,

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vans, numbering more than twohundred

for easy mobility of the

women students from different parts of

the districts. Vivekanandha educational

institutions additionally own

Vivekanandha Medical Care Hospital,

which is 150 bedded multi-specialty

hospitals that are mainly established

for the welfare of the women students’

studying across the entire institution.

For financially disadvantaged students,

the management offers a scholarship of

around three crores through

Ariviuthiran. Also, seventy-five to

ninety lakhs rupees every year, which

includes free transport and free hostel

accommodation. Special scholarships

are given to differently-abled students,

sports students, and underprivileged

students in terms of fee waivers.

About the Academic Programs

The college provides excellent UG and

PG programs, which includes:

· B.E. Computer Science and


· B.E. Electronics & Communication


· B.E. Electrical and Electronics


· B.Tech Information Technology

· BE - Civil Engineering

· M.E. Computer Science and


Impressive Opportunities and

World-Wide Exposure

The college provides coaching classes

for various competitive exams

including PSC, Bank examinations,

UPSC, SSC, and so on. Through

Career Guidance Cell, Higher

Education cell, Industry Institute

Interaction cell, and Placement Cell,

the students are getting necessary

exposure. In addition, students get

industrial training through PALs

program. Excellent placement record

with prolific procurement ensures that

more than ninety percent students get

placed in Tier-I companies including

HCL, Wipro, Cognizant, TCS and

more. MoU has been signed with IBM

and Australian University Ironwood for

higher education.

Words of Trust

“It is very great to be part of

Vivekanandha College of Technology

for Women. VCTW faculties are very

encouraged and friendly. The college

environment is very pleasant. Training

and Placement Cell continuously

provides assistance regarding the

placement. VCTW has made the best

efforts to provide all the facilities”

- N.Subhanisha IV-CSE-B

“Vivekanandha College of Technology

for Women has made me a better

person. It has motivated me to develop

a positive attitude towards my studies

and discover more about myself. Staffs

are very helpful and engrossed in

students’ well-being. They make sure

every class is interactive and

enthusiastic” T R

- R.Gokularagavi IV-CIVIL A

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