Tuesday, December 18, 2018

Careers in the Wake of Artificial Intelligence (AI)

Technological disruptions are seen as a threat to existing jobs and even businesses whether it is AI (Artificial Intelligence), IoT (Internet of Things) or Automation. Artificial intelligence has sparked a row about its impact on jobs and society. When we discuss about a phenomenon like this, we must understand the fact that change is the law of nature and that is how humans have evolved.

When robotics was introduced in automobile sector it was hugely debated and was seen as threat to assembly line jobs but what we see today is increase in car sales, manufacturing of affordable cars and overall growth of industry ultimately resulting in job creations. Same was the case when computerization of banks started in India it was hugely debated but if we look at it now, we can see drastic changes in terms of quality and speed of transactions as well as more job creations. ATM's are another example. The point is that in all the above scenarios strong technical as well as human skills are required, and continuous learning becomes need of the hour. 

In a recent report PwC states that while AI could displace 7million jobs in UK, it could also create 7.2 million jobs.  It will require strong technical capabilities as well as skills like creativity, problem solving attitude and teamwork which are unique qualities of humans and can't be replicated. Therefore, learning will be the most important aspect of employability and only technical skills will not be enough for future jobs, strong management skills will become quintessential which can be acquired by quality management education. Thus, in order to thrive one must abreast with the skills required through education and continuous learning.

#Dr. Akshat Aditya Rao, School of Management, The NorthCap University Gurugram

Thursday, December 13, 2018

Market Crash – What to Do?

“Sensex cracks 714 pts, Nifty below 10,500: Exit poll, growth worries weigh” The Economic Times. 

A stock market crash is an abrupt theatrical decline of stock prices across a momentous cross-section of a stock market, resulting in a substantial loss of paper wealth. Crashes are driven by panic as much as by underlying economic factors. They often follow speculative stock market bubbles. Stock market crashes and pullbacks can seem terrifying or scary. But you are actually worse off in your Individual Retirement Account by not investing in stocks than you are if there is a pullback or crash. Because wealth is all about investing and to do that, you have to take risk and invest. Since yesterday, the market is getting down because of expecting political changes in the country. 

In fact, the market has not crashed but with the increased volatility and the current bear market, it is on everyone’s mind. So it is advisable to not freak out as market crashes are normal and market doesn’t go up in a straight line. It is further advisable to diversify your money in different investment avenues along with stock market and to invest in the companies that are undervalued, profitable and have good Balance Sheets as these type of companies are likely to survive a recession.

#Dr. Esha Jain, School of Management, The NorthCap University Gurugram.

Friday, November 2, 2018

Stigma related to AIDS

HIV-related stigma refers to the negative beliefs, feelings and attitudes towards people living with HIV, groups associated with people living with HIV (e.g. the families of people living with HIV) and other key populations at higher risk of HIV infection, such as people who inject drugs, sex workers, men who have sex with men and transgender people. HIV-related discrimination refers to the unfair and unjust treatment (act or omission) of an individual based on his or her real or perceived HIV status. Discrimination in the context of HIV also includes the unfair treatment of other key populations, such as some social contexts, women, sex workers, people who inject drugs, men who have sex with men, transgender people, people in prisons and other closed settings and, in some social contexts, women, young people, migrants, refugees and internally displaced people. HIV-related discrimination is usually based on stigmatizing attitudes and beliefs about populations, behaviours, practices, sex, illness and death. Discrimination can be institutionalized through existing laws, policies and practices that negatively focus on people living with HIV and marginalized groups, including criminalized populations.

Stigma and discrimination are among the foremost barriers to HIV prevention, treatment, care and support. Specifically, research has shown that stigma and discrimination undermine HIV prevention efforts by making people afraid to seek HIV information, services and modalities to reduce their risk of infection and to adopt safer behaviours lest these actions raise suspicion about their HIV status. Research has also shown that fear of stigma and discrimination, which can also be linked to fear of violence, discourages people living with HIV from disclosing their status even to family members and sexual partners and undermines their ability and willingness to access and adhere to treatment. Thus, stigma and discrimination weaken the ability of individuals and communities to protect themselves from HIV and to stay healthy if they are living with HIV.

Nakul Pasricha
The NorthCap University, Gurgaon
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Nakulpasricha24@gmail.com

Tuesday, October 23, 2018

Make A Great Career With Top BBA Colleges In Haryana

With globalization and technical progression, the business field has been changed that has reformed the meaning of education. Now, the growing organizations do not only need a graduate personnel, but they focus more on competence, creativity and professional attitude of the person. These changes have increased a tough rivalry for students to pick their profession that can boost their academic and rational abilities.

Today, most of the companies hire employees with management degree as well as with creative skills and managerial skills. Now, the management education or graduation degree is combined with both general and business education offering specialization in several disciplines that allow students to focus on a successful career goal. There are a number of BBA colleges in Gurgaon which provide efficient courses with a professional degree in business and technology fields. BBA is a bachelor degree programs that teach on comprehensive management study and leadership.

Why choose BBA?

It's a three-year degree course offering the specialty in all aspects of management fields such as Economics, digital marketing, e-Business, Financial Analysis, Supply Chain Management, Accounting, Foreign Trade, International Business and a lot more. BBA can give a student the following advantages:

More job prospects

Bachelor of business administration from a reputed business college provides great opportunities and career paths as it prepares students with comprehensive business understanding.

Better salary package

The major advantage of a BBA course is that most of the managerial jobs offer high salary packages to candidates.

Improved decision-making skills

BBA offers students with better and bigger outlook of the business field in the early stage that aids to obtain managerial abilities and improve decision-making skills.

Practical training 

BBA programs require students to work on several projects that allow students to get practical and hands-on training along with theoretical knowledge to build up their individual tactics for the business plan. The study also creates strong perceptions for an administration that aid students to go for MBA or other higher studies programs with extra efforts.

A comprehensive method towards management

The course duration in BBA program allows students to face various tests and challenges that aid them to learn the concepts in detail.
After completing the BBA program, students can choose a job in the following sectors:

  • Consulting Services
  • Finance
  • Human Resources
  • Sales and Marketing
  • Hiring staff, appraisals, placement and performance evaluation
  • Management Trainees
  • Project planner
  • Business development executives
  • Information system manager
  • Production Supervisor
  • Marketing Manager
  • Business Administration
  • Research and development manager

The NorthCap University (NCU) is one of the most reputed BBA colleges in Delhi NCR offering efficient management programs for students. The college provides students with basic as well as advanced knowledge of numerous disciplines in law, finance, economics, and management helping them to be ready for a successful career ahead. NCU is affiliated by the Association of Indian Universities (AIU) and approved by the Bar Council of India (BCI) and the University Grants Commission (UGC). The college has experienced teachers to help students achieve their career dreams and be professionally successful. 

Tuesday, August 28, 2018

NCU Students Visit The Indian Statistical Institute, Delhi

The Department of Applied Sciences organized an educational visit to the Indian Statistical Institute (ISI), Delhi for MSc Maths, BSc Maths (H) 1st & 2nd Year students during the Induction Programme, on 27 July, 2018. The students explored Library, ISI-Delhi Centre which has a vast collection of reading books/documents/journals in the fields of Mathematics, Statistics and Operations Research. 


The students learnt about the ISI repository of various journals and societies like the American Mathematical Society, IEEE Xplore Digital Library etc. The visit was coordinated by Dr Anshu Malhotra and Dr Seema Thakran.


Monday, August 27, 2018

NCU student wins Mentor’s Award by OSA at Washington, DC (USA)

Nishant Sachdeva, CSE, 3rd Year, attended a workshop, ‘The Innovation School’ by OSA Foundation from 22-26 July 2018, at OSA's global headquarters in Washington, DC USA. His start-up idea was accepted by the OSA Foundation and he was invited to attend this prestigious workshop. Nishant won the ‘Mentors Award’ for the way he pitched his business idea, on 26 July 2018. Nishant was the youngest member to be accepted to represent his college and country which provided him an amazing opportunity of getting such an exposure at an early stage.




The Innovation School was a highly-interactive programme perfect for those seeking to participate in the innovation economy - as an innovator at their company, at a start-up venture or as an entrepreneur. During this four day boot camp, Nishant communicated with industry experts and learnt to identify high potential ideas, validate them using key tactics of customer discovery and evidence, vet them through innovation, experimentation and develop pitches on new solutions, products or ventures. 
       
       
Speaking about his experience Nishant said, “Ideas are a commodity but execution of them is not. In Innovation School I learned how to turn ideas into reality.”

Tuesday, August 21, 2018

NCU students attend IEEE-IPR Workshop at IIT Delhi

IEEE Delhi Section conducted a workshop on ‘Patent Publishing in India - A Paradigm-shift for Innovation in Academics’ at IIT Delhi on 20 Aug 2018. 13 members of the IEEE-NCU Chapter actively participated in the event and learnt about patenting and its importance on the following topics:

•‘Setting up an IPR Cell’ by Dr Smitha Sahu, Amity University.
•‘In-depth understanding of the patenting process right from filing, publishing to granting’ by Mr Prithipal Singh, India Patent Office.
•‘Tools for Prior-Art search and to determine patentability’ by Mr James Durkin, IP.com

Students were inspired to write more research papers for IEEE-NCU Chapter and received Certificates of Participation. The feedback from students was positive and they were motivated to learn more about patent publishing.