Engineer’s Day: Date, significance and quotes
Mokshagundam Visvesvaraya’s birthday is celebrated as Engineer’s Day every year. Check out these quotes and share them on September 15.
Mokshagundam Visvesvaraya was the principal engineer in the construction of the Krishna Raja Sagara Dam in Mysore. It is said, that he transformed the Mysore state into what was then known as ‘model state’.
Further, he was the principal designer in the construction of the flood protection system in Hyderabad. He became the most inventive civil engineer, economist, statesman in India.
Recognizing his outstanding contribution to society, the Indian government awarded him ‘Bharat Ratna‘ in the year 1955. He was also conferred the British knighthood by King George V. Every year, September 15 is celebrated as the Engineers day.
Inspirational Quotes: Engineer’s Day
- Scientists dream about doing great things. Engineers do them ~ James A Michener
- Take the best that exists and make it better ~ Henry Royce
- Engineering is the art of directing the great sources of power in nature for the use and convenience of man ~ Thomas Tredgold
- Scientists investigate that which already is; Engineers create that which has never been ~ Albert Einstein
- Architecture begins where engineering ends ~ Walter Gropius
- Architects and engineers are among the most fortunate of men since they build their own monuments with public consent, public approval and often public money ~ John Prebble
- A good scientist is a person with original ideas. A good engineer is a person who makes a design that works with as few original ideas as possible. There are no prima donnas in engineering ~ Freeman Dyson
- On the sixth day God saw He couldn’t do it all, so He created ENGINEERS ~ Lois McMaster Bujold
- I failed in some subjects in exam, but my friend passed in all. Now he is an engineer in Microsoft and I am the owner of Microsoft~ Bill Gates
- Engineers turn dreams into reality ~ Hayao Miyazaki
Engineer’s Day: Top engineering colleges in India other than IITs
On Engineer’s Day, celebrated on the birthday of one of India’s top engineers M Visveshwaraya, here’s a list of top engineering colleges in India other than IITs and the overall top 10 list as per the NIRF Rankings 2020.
Engineering is still the most sought-after education category in India despite the emergence of hundreds of new career options in the 21st century. As the world has changed drastically with the emergence of new technologies, there are many engineering branches available now as well that most do not know about.
On Engineer’s Day, a day celebrated on the birthday of one of India’s top engineers Mokshagundam Visvesvaraya, scroll down to check the list of top engineering colleges in India other than IITs and the overall top 10 list as per the NIRF Rankings 2020.
The NIRF Ranking 2020 released in June this year ranks most of India’s vast number of higher education institutes numbering to over 45,000 degree colleges, 1000 universities and 1500 top institutes.
Engineering has remained the most sought-after higher education category in India despite the fact that barely 7% of engineering graduates are employable. So, if you want to boost your chances of getting a good engineering education which would lead to good career opportunities, you need to select the right engineering college in.
Though the IITs bagged 9 out of 10 spots in the overall top 10 list of engineering colleges this year, there are other engineering institutes apart from the IITs that you can go for as well.
Engineer’s Day: Top 10 engineering institutes in India as per NIRF Ranking 2020
- Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Madras
Chennai, Tamil Nadu
- Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Delhi
New Delhi, Delhi
- Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Bombay
- Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Kanpur
Kanpur, Uttar Pradesh
- Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Kharagpur
Kharagpur, West Bengal
- Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Roorkee
- Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Guwahati
- Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Hyderabad
- National Institute of Technology (NIT) Tiruchirappalli
Tiruchirappalli, Tamil Nadu
- Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Indore
Indore, Madhya Pradesh
Engineer’s Day: Top 10 engineering institutes in India other than IITs
Here’s the list of the top 10 engineering institutes in India other than IITs as per the NIRF Rankings 2020:
- National Institute of Technology (NIT) Tiruchirappalli
Tiruchirappalli, Tamil Nadu
- National Institute of Technology (NIT) Karnataka
- Anna University
Chennai, Tamil Nadu
- Vellore Institute of Technology (VIT)
Vellore, Tamil Nadu
- National Institute of Technology (NIT) Rourkela
- Jadavpur University (JU)
Kolkata, West Bengal
- Institute of Chemical Technology
- National Institute of Technology (NIT) Warangal
- Amrita School of Engineering
- Indian Institute of Engineering Science and Technology (IIEST)
Shibpur, West Bengal
Engineer’s Day: 5 platforms making engineers job-ready
With 80% engineers in India being unfit for unemployment, developing engineering skills is a necessity. On Engineer’s Day, here are 5 platforms making engineers job-ready.
Engineering has always been a popular career choice among students in India and now offers a wide range of branches for specialization. The engineering industry has always been able to pull students to it due to job security and the defined growth trajectory that it offers.
While the number of engineers passing out every year increases, the lack of skill set beyond the core competency of an engineer amongst the talent pool and increasing shift towards automation is stagnating the engineering ecosystem in India.
As a result of the stagnation, the Annual Employability Survey 2019 report reveals 80 percent of graduates to be unfit for jobs.
On Engineer’s Day, here are 5 platforms making engineers job-ready:1.
BridgeLabz Solutions LLP is one of the largest IP-driven incubation labs aimed at nurturing engineering talent and ideas emerging in the technology space. The platform is offering a 30-day online CodinClub Bootcamp to upskill the fresh engineering, IT talent in India and improve the overall coding proficiency.
Their aim is to enhance the employability of IT resources and advance them on a higher career path. BridgeLabz further connects top-performing candidates with its partner companies for assured jobs.
Since March 2020, the company has groomed and placed more than 300+ tech talent despite the ongoing industry-wide layoffs.2.
The Bangalore-based startup DALHAM Learning, founded in July 2020, offers social science and liberal Arts courses for undergraduates and postgraduates of Engineering and Management disciplines. The main objective is looking to bridge the employability and skill gap.
The platform is the outcome of a unique Indic liberal approach to education that has evolved over a period of time.
The organisation is dedicated to providing students with a holistic education model immersed in liberal studies and offers Integrated Liberal Education programmes to higher education institutions for students of engineering and management courses.
Through various programmes offered at DALHAM Learning, it aims to provide opportunities to the students to explore a variety of academic areas from science to literature.3.
A platform for the open source developer community which was acquired by Microsoft Corp in 2018, is providing virtual or remote internships to students for 6-8 weeks through its global partnership with technology giants like Facebook.
Students in the program are placed in small groups of 8-10, called “pods”, along with a professional mentor and 2-3 open source project maintainers. The students within a pod collaborate on projects over the course of a programme.3.
Founded in 2015, the Bengaluru-based start-up offers computer science courses through live online classes. Students are mentored and taught by tech leaders and experts working with companies such as Facebook, Twitter, and Netflix, among others.
The start-up aims to polish the skills of fresh college graduates, working professional engineers and make them job-ready.5.
Established in 2017, Delhi-based educational startup Pesto is helping accelerate India’s software engineering talent through its 12-week boot camp with a minimum of two years of experience to groom their advanced programming skills which are essential in today’s job scenario.
In the camp, aspirants get an opportunity to connect with US mentors through video conferencing. Pesto allows students to enroll for the programme free of cost and pay when they get a job.
Engineer’s Day: Top job roles for engineers today
Engineer’s Day: Check out all the different career prospects for engineering students.
As India celebrates Engineer’s Day today, the birth anniversary of Visvesvaraya, let’s look at how the role of an engineer has evolved over the years.
Back in the days, the role of an engineer was limited to specializations in mechanical, electrical, civil, computer science and aeronautical.
Changes brought by technology
With the emergence of technology and communication, new and diverse domains like data science, artificial intelligence, machine learning, cybersecurity, and cloud computing have entered the engineering landscape.
With companies moving rapidly towards digitization to form business strategies, the demand for engineers who are experts at new-age skills is increasing by the day.
According to a recent report by LinkedIn, Robotic Process Automation Consultant, Back-end Developer, Growth Manager, Site Reliability Engineer, Customer Success Specialist, Full Stack Engineer, Robotics Engineer (Software), Cybersecurity Specialist, Python Developer, Digital Marketing Specialist, Front-end Engineer, and Lead Generation Specialist are the top 15 emerging jobs for Indians in 2020.
Here are the top five rewarding job roles for the engineers today in the ever-changing industry:1.
The role of a Data Scientist has become one of the most sought after jobs with high demand from leading IT companies and startups.
According to a survey, Indians were most interested in data scientists jobs, with an average of 31,000 online searches per month.
The responsibilities include assessing the effectiveness and accuracy of new data sources, data gathering techniques, use predictive modelling, develop custom data models, and algorithms to apply to data sets.
An entry-level data scientist earns between Rs 6,00,000-7,00,000 lakhs per annum.2.
As a Business Analyst one needs to understand the business and data requirements and translate the operational requirements.
Some core skills required for this role include combining analytical and operational skills, understanding business analysis, analyse data, understanding project scope and requirements, excellent dashboarding skills, proficiency in SQL and Tableau.
An entry-level Business Analyst can expect to earn a salary ranging anywhere between 6- 8 lakhs per annum.3.
In order to become a full-stack developer, one must learn to interpret the requirements of the user into the overall architecture and implement it accordingly.
An entry-level Full Stack Engineer earns around Rs. 5,00,00 – 6,00,000 lakhs per annum.4.
Machine Learning Engineer:
Machine Learning engineers are the backbone of consumer-facing technology companies, dealing with large volumes of data.
In order to become a machine learning engineer, you need to have a thorough understanding of data structures, algorithms and object-oriented programming.
Some of the core competencies include mining structured and unstructured data and feature engineering.
When it comes to remuneration, an entry-level Machine Learning Engineer makes around Rs. 6,00,00 – 7,00,000 lakhs per annum.5.
According to a recent study, there has been growth in cybersecurity-related jobs by 6 percent and other software development jobs by 13 percent respectively, between February-May 2020. Cybersecurity experts are in high demand as network security and data protection have become a major concern for companies in the post Covid era.
Some of the key skills they must possess include cybersecurity, Information Security, Network Security, Penetration Testing, Vulnerability Assessment.
The salary of an entry-level Cybersecurity Specialist generally starts at around Rs 8,00,000 lakhs per annum.