Accelerated MBA in 18 months

August 19, 2010 1 comment

People having special interest in their professional development sometimes don’t have enough time to leave their respective jobs to pursue higher studies that would catapult them to a higher ground. They want to minimize the time spent in pursuing full time studies. Especially for such professionals/individuals, courses allowing lateral entry are boon from the heavens.

The lateral entry program has made it possible for a professional to complete their MBA program in flat 18 months. All you need to do is fulfill certain criterions. Listed below are the eligibility criteria for a person to qualify for a Lateral Entry MBA program. The student needs to qualify for any one of these.

1. A 3-year Graduation course and a min of 3 years at a managerial/supervisory position thereafter.

2. A 3-year Graduation course with 6 month Management Diploma from an institution and a min of 1 year at a managerial / supervisory position thereafter

3. BBA / BBM from a recognized University

4. 3-year Graduation with PGDBA from AICTE recognized institution

5. For an MBA in Healthcare, a MBBS / BDS / B.PHARM / BHMS / BAMS / BUMS / BSSM/BVSc/4 year graduation in Allied Health Science / Life Science graduates from a recognized University.

Lateral Entry is also available for other programs such as MCA, BCA, etc. For more details on the Lateral Entry program, you can read our earlier blog on Lateral entry, or give us a call at 9810505801/011-43055468 for more information.

IAIT has partnered with Sikkim Manipal University, Punjab Technical University and the Karnataka State Open University to provide MCA course. There is a lateral entry option available for your benefit. Check out our website or give us a call at 9810505801/011-43055468 for more information.

India needs more Software Professionals!!

August 18, 2010 1 comment

In spite of the slow down in U.S. and other world economies, there is dearth of Software professionals all over the world. The globalization has a bigger impact on the software industry then any other industry. The Software industry has achieved the highest mobility of human capital in the last 2 decades.

With all these growth opportunities in the sphere, India is placed at the right place w.r.t. to the manpower for the software industry. We churn out the highest number of Software professionals than any other country; still the IT industry seems to be at a shortage of quality software professional. There is an overwhelming flow of jobs for a software professional in the IT industry.

A very common phrase going around among the IT professionals these days is “Which companies do you have an offer from? And which one are you joining”. For good software professionals the trends have changed, it is not the company that selects these guys; they choose the company and the salary at which they want to join.

The MCA course is exclusively designed to meet the IT requirements of IT Trained Students for various organizations. The well balanced course significantly emphasizes on planning, designing and building of complex commercial application software and system software. The MCA program also places equal importance on the functional knowledge in various areas.

The fact that industries in India and abroad have been placing the MCA students on regular basis is testimony to the quality of course and its students. This is just about the right time for any person looking for a career in software to join the band wagon.

A three year MCA course is not just a postgraduate course; it is also a complete professional grooming for students for a successful career in the IT Industry. The programs thrust is on giving the students a thorough and sound background in theoretical and application-oriented courses relevant to the latest computer software development. The program also emphasizes the application of software technology to solve mathematical, computing, communications/networking and commercial problems.

IAIT has partnered with Sikkim Manipal University, Punjab Technical University and the Karnataka State Open University to provide MCA course. There is a lateral entry option available for your benefit. Check out our website or give us a call at 9810505801/011-43055468 for more information.

New B.Tech Course By KSOU

August 18, 2010 3 comments

Students who are not able to make it to technical courses like B Tech in various streams are usually  demoralized that they might not ever make it in the industry as an engineer and eventually changes the course of their career..Although not being able to secure a regular seat counts as a  drawback,   definitely does not spell the end of the world.The Distance Learning program is a good alternative  as it will impart them excatly same knowledge and training as any regular engineering student.

For a  student pursuing BTech through distance, the benefits are equal to his counterpart pursuing a regular degree. Karnataka State Open University offers the distance learning BTech (IT) course through us – IAIT, a premier institute with branches in Delhi and Dehradun.

Distance learning has some benefits which usually remain hidden commonly, but are definitely beneficial in the long run. The student will be able to learn all the nitty-gritties and techincalities of the degree through the medium of comprehensive study material dispatched at regular intervals supplemented with weekend lectures which make up for classroom experience too. The classroom lectures are very exhaustive and the all round training of the student is given prime importance. The students are a given a fair exposure of the industry mechanisms too with regular guest lectures by eminent faculty that ensures the conditioning of the candidate for the job profiles available.

The teaching of the course is kept the same way as is its practical application  in the industrial sectors. The students are prepared in a manner so that they achieve the standards of excellence.The course is set apart with intensive & regular teaching modules and industrial training oppurtunities.

The course has been designed with the objective of coupling excellence with simplicity. It will be an enriching and rewarding experience for the candidates who enroll.

IAIT has partnered with the Karnataka State Open University to provide the B.Tech (IT) and many other Distance Learning courses for your benefit. Check out our website or give us a call for information.

Working and Studying

August 13, 2010 1 comment

From the perspective of an ordinary employee; learning, knowledge and skills should fall in line prior to deployment. Ideally this is how the scenario should play out, but that is rarely the case. However, there are instances where learning and working go hand in hand together. Because of the tight situations in their preferred area of employment, many people chose to work while learning or vice versa. The arrangement is based on their own assessment and schedule. For example, because of the combination of work and learning, an individual often chooses to divide his time between working and learning. The arrangement may turn out to be work in day and school at night (or vice versa), and it can be also working on weekdays and schooling in weekends (or vice versa). It is believed that these arrangements can create a significant influence on the work conditions and generate an impact in an individual’s performance at work.

There are two sides to the coin as discussed below:

The Employee Perspective:

The employees are expected to finish their respective courses to gain their academic credentials. It is essential for every employee to have their own foundation of learning, not only to help their employers or the entire organization but rather, for their own growth as an individual and on their career. It is a very good start for an employee to have his own background regarding the nature of his work in an organization because it can definitely give him the edge to compete within the organization. Having the academic knowledge, skills and other working capabilities are such great advantage for the organization because it is the most influential factor in improving the performance at work.

The Student Perspective:

Students who start earning while studying seem to enjoy the best of everything. They get their education and at the same time are able to keep their jobs and get a paycheck. In fact, this is one of the more prominent benefits of the courses that allows students to learn while they earn that attracts many students to make these courses their choice of education. In addition to that, these students also gain the advantage of flexibility where they are able to study at their own pace without adhering to class schedules.

Finally, although this type of learning while you are earning simultaneously is a great and effective learning concept. Much of its effectiveness is dependent on the habits and determination of the individual. The full advantages of these courses can only be gained through hard work, discipline and determination for success.

These courses which enable the executives, business professionals and managers of various organizations to enhance their careers and look for growth prospects are mainly framed for professionals to hone their skill sets. The level of knowledge and experience that the students bring into this program makes it different from the other general courses.

Keeping in line with the above mentioned philosophy, IAIT has partnered with Sikkim Manipal University, Punjab Technical University and the Karnataka State Open University to provide many Distance Learning courses for your benefit. Check out our website or give us a call for information.

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Why an Engineering Degree?

August 11, 2010 2 comments

The word Engineer literally means: to make things happen. Engineers convert science knowledge into technology, and then convert technology into successful innovation. So in choosing to study Engineering, you are choosing to help build our future.

Does that sound appealing? Read on.

With Engineering, you can get a career that is creative, sometimes demanding too, but always and always very interesting. Do you enjoy challenges, doing something out of the box, something new every single time, do you like to solve problems, work on cutting edge technologies? If you answered all those in yes then, read on.

We’ve already seen that engineers do great things for us and for the planet as a whole. Now let’s look at what Engineering can do for you and your future. Engineering qualifications are not only well regarded, they are also highly portable. An engineer always has a whole lot of options, look at the IT sector these days; we see a huge mix of engineers, Mechanical, Electrical, Electronics and of course Computer Science. An engineering degree removes all boundaries; an engineer can go for an MBA and get into people management more smoothly than anyone else.

Before we go any further and talk about Career Planning, let’s just look at the change in the job scenario in the last decade:

  • Growth of service sector, especially the IT sector. In spite of the recent recession in the US economy, IT has been growing at an explosive rate with the requirement for skilled manpower in this sector desperately falling short of demand. As a result, countries that face such a shortage are busy recruiting manpower (on work permits) from countries, which have an adequate supply. India being a prime source of skilled manpower is positioned at a good place right now.
  • Liberalization, Privatization and Globalization (LPG) are opening new opportunities for different people, especially for people with the right technical skills. Never ever has there been a better time for engineers. The gap between the demand and supply has widened and it’s time for India to cash in on this opportunity.
  • Opportunities for engineering graduates have never looked better. There is a nationwide shortage of qualified engineers, and not only are graduates in high demand, they’re commanding high salaries too. In fact, engineering graduates are amongst the first employed and best paid of all university graduates.

Further Studies:

If you prefer to continue to study, you can do post graduate courses and then obtain a Ph.D. You have lots of options during this P.G course like M.S/ M.Tech, IAS/IPS, Navy/NDA and Finance related courses like MBA.

So where you’ll end up 10 years after graduation can be hard to predict, but here are a few possibilities:

  • Start your own company
  • Complete postgraduate qualifications that will take you into new and even more specialist spheres
  • Travel the world, working as a consultant
  • Working as senior manager or even CEO in a large company, in India or maybe overseas.
  • Regardless of what you chose to do with an Engineering degree under the belt, you can be rest assured that you would be placed at a very comfortable position.

IAIT in collaboration with Karnataka State Open University (KSOU) in Delhi and Dehradun has setup centres of excellence to provide quality education in the field of Engineering, we offer Graduate courses like Bachelors of Technology (BTech) in Information Technology and Masters of Technology (M.Tech) in Information Technology.

About Lateral Entry Into MBA

August 10, 2010 2 comments

People having special interest in their professional development sometimes don’t have enough time to leave their respective jobs to pursue higher studies that would catapult them to a higher ground. They want to minimize the time spent in pursuing full time studies. Especially for such professionals/individuals, courses allowing lateral entry are boon from the heavens. It is an option that provides an opportunity for skilled individuals with proven and demonstrated subject knowledge skills to delay their entry into the respective courses and gain valuable time for their organizations and themselves.

These individuals need more time to plan their studies and would want to extract maximum growth by devoting minimum time. Offering lateral entry to these individuals can ease their life and can prove to be the most benign incentive to talented professionals.

Simply put, a lateral entry to an MBA allows a professional to delay his/her admission to the course by one semester and join directly into the second semester. This is of course, designed to provide greater flexibility if the individual clears the examinations for the first semester at a later stage. It is very easy to get lateral entry in some specific courses. Some courses have just minimal requirements built into them like having scored a minimum required marks percentage and having some specific years of experience or another minimal set of qualifications pertaining to the discipline.

Individuals who meet these requirements can take advantage of this golden opportunity and can get more time to devote to their professional and personal commitments and then get an entry into the course of your choice at a lateral stage.

The advantages are two-pronged as organizations are now required to give a lesser duration of study leave to their employees. Thanks to lateral entry programs, now-a-days organizations are willingly encouraging their employees to take a sabbatical  to study and enhance their skills and knowledge base. A win-win situation for all!

IAIT has partnered with Sikkim Manipal University, Punjab Technical University and the Karnataka State Open University to provide many MBA courses with lateral entry for your benefit. Check out our website or give us a call for information.

Soft Skills – Must for everyone

August 1, 2010 1 comment

A degree from IIT and an MBA from IIM does not guarantee a person a job of his/her choice unless that person has a little something extra; something that others do not have or have it in slightly lesser in capability.

So, what is this something extra? What is it that makes a person with lesser academic percentages stand a  little bit taller than his peers?

Well the answer is pretty simple, it is Soft Skills.

Soft skills play a vital role in professional success; they help you excel in the workplace and their importance cannot be denied in this age of information and knowledge. Good soft skills, which are in fact scarce in the highly competitive corporate world helps you stand out in a milieu of routine job seekers with mediocre skills.

Many people define a good attitude as a behavioral skill that simply cannot be just plugged in. In my view, it can be developed through continuous training and mentoring. What needs to be understood is that your responsive nature is all about looking at things with the right perspective and the trainings only help you develop these skills.

Having said so much in favor of soft skills, my intention is never to undermine the importance of technical skills. It’s nearly impossible for a person to survive in the profession without sound technical skills. What I intend to challenge here is a popular myth: Technical skills and only technical skills makes a complete professional.

I firmly believe that both technical and soft skills complement each other and the balance between these two is what makes a complete professional. Now, let’s have a look at the various soft skills that make up a successful professional.

Over a series of blog posts I would highlight some key soft skills that are absolutely mandatory for any person to have if he/she wishes to climb the ladder of success in this highly competitive corporate world. In these individual posts I would delve into greater details on each of the skills.

At IAIT, we have realized that the current economic development trends are not sustainable and that public awareness, education and training are the key elements to move our society towards sustainability. Keeping in view the importance of soft skills, IAIT offers free soft skill classes every weekend for all students.

IAIT has Soft Skills trainers on board with vast experience in conducting programs for the corporate world.