'Internet of Things, the next big thing'

'Internet of Things, the next big thing'

Jnana Degula education expo receives rousing response from students, colleges

'Internet of Things, the next big thing'

 Hundreds of students looking to explore and chalk out their future academic and career paths, and their anxious parents, found succour at the Deccan Herald-Prajavani Jnana Degula, an Education Expo 2015, here on Saturday

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In addition to having access to over 75 educational institutions, students had the opportunity of listening to a number of experts from various fields at the two-day expo.
In his inaugural address on ‘Opportunities - Igniting the Future,’ former IAS officer, M N Vidyashankar said, “These are exciting times where everything is revolutionised by technology and with innumerable opportunities.”

Giving examples of companies like Facebook, Uber, WhatsApp, Apple, he said, “Today, the digital world has taken over the world. We need job creators and we can be the game changers.” 

He also spoke about the Central government’s ambitious Internet of Things (IoT) project, which according to him would be the next big thing in five years and a major source of revenue.

S Raghunath, Professor of Corporate Strategy and Policy at IIM Bangalore, the second keynote speaker, advised students to try and find their passion and their strengths before deciding on taking anything up. “Students should introspect and work their way through what they want to do,” he said adding, “Management education gives you knowledge, skills, opportunities but does not give unique leadership potential. That drive comes from people themselves.”

Aditya Nanjaraj, a II PU student from St Joseph’s PU College, said, “Earlier, I had decided on doing an MPhil or PhD in Economics. Now, I have more options. I will also consider an MBA with specialisation in Finance.”

Raksha R, a student, said, “I got a clear idea of what to do and information on various colleges here was also very helpful.”

Ramya S from Presidency College said, “There are usually less colleges that offer Biotechnology. However, the exposure at this expo has been quite good.”

Her father Srinath, an executive at an MNC, said, “The tips that were given during the talk were quite helpful and I hope it will be helpful to our children in deciding what they want to do.”

Namratha Sahukar, a third year BSc student of Maharani Lakshmi Ammanni College for Women, said, “It was good and informative, but everywhere I looked I found just engineering colleges. The expo had little to offer for the students looking for options in Life Sciences.”

On concluding day

The concluding day of Jnana Degula will have a talk by Narendra Bhandari, director, Asia-Pacific and Japan, Software and Services Group, and a pre-counselling session on CET.

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