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Budget 2023: Not just fiscal deficit, managing “skills deficit” in our workforce should also be a priority

Budget 2023: Not just fiscal deficit, managing “skills deficit” in our workforce should also be a priority

30-01-2023

There are contrasting views and forecasts from various experts on how the year 2023 could be for the Indian economy. While some advocate exercising extreme caution on governmental spending due to the looming threat of a global recession, others are more upbeat, primarily on the basis of a few recent trends that show India is faring relatively better than many other world economies. However, most experts expect that managing the fiscal deficit during this budget will likely remain one of the key focus areas of the government and that it would need to ensure a fine balance between fulfilling both long-term and short-term national priorities.

Planning to set up your own EV startup? Here’s the collaboration you may need

Planning to set up your own EV startup? Here’s the collaboration you may need

17-01-2023

India is witnessing a surge in EV adoption could be considered an understatement considering that 2022 the country sold almost sold 1 million EVs in 2022 (9,99,949 units) as per Vahan data. This was also 209.7 percent more than in 2021 which saw a surge of 165.4 percent alone. However, while the buyers are getting well sensitised to the growing need for cleaner mobility, manufacturers still seem to be torn between the EV vs Hybrids debate. While Maruti Suzuki and Toyota firmly believe in Hybrids as the perfect solution for countries such as India, Japan and Sri Lanka. Homegrown automakers such as Tata Motors and Mahindra have stepped on the EV wave and are betting on it for the future.

2022 — “a Leap” Year for BITS Pilani WILP in Transforming Learning Experiences of Working Professionals

2022 — “a Leap” Year for BITS Pilani WILP in Transforming Learning Experiences of Working Professionals

26-12-2022

Never Mind, if the year 2022 did not have one extra day in the month of February to technically qualify it as a “leap year.” It was still “a true leap” year for us at BITS Pilani’s Work Integrated Learning Programmes (WILP) division, during which we took many leaps and strides toward transforming the learning experiences of working professionals.

Ten Commandments for Employees to Stay Relevant in a Digitally Disruptive Work Atmosphere By Dr. Gaurav Nagpal

Ten Commandments for Employees to Stay Relevant in a Digitally Disruptive Work Atmosphere By Dr. Gaurav Nagpal

21-12-2022

In one of my earlier articles, I outlined how important it is for every business to have a digital strategy. Let us now explore how our workforce can prepare for this. As a professor in BITS Pilani‘s Work Integrating Learning Programs — which also offers an MBA in Digital Business – I offer my “Ten Commandments” for employees to survive and grow in a digitally disruptive environment.

Eleven reasons why every business needs a digital strategy

Eleven reasons why every business needs a digital strategy

11-12-2022

In this digital era, every firm, irrespective of its size, business domain or geography needs to adopt the digital chord. As a professor in BITS Pilani’s Work Integrated Learning Programs Division — which also offer MBA in Digital Business – here is an elaboration of the need to have a digital strategy.

Soft Skills Propel Tech Professionals in Their Careers

Soft Skills Propel Tech Professionals in Their Careers

10-12-2022

When Charles Darwin, the 19th century naturalist who is best known for his contributions to evolutionary biology, realized the importance of adaptability among species, the 21st century technology sector certainly did not even exist; however, some of his observations about survival skills are relatable even today, when we consider the critical skills that today’s technology professionals will need to survive and thrive in present times.

Dr. Nishit Narang, Associate Professor, BITS Pilani, discussed the current state of information security and the growing skill gap among academia and industries, with Rahul Raj from Infosecurity Outlook Magazine.

Dr. Nishit Narang, Associate Professor, BITS Pilani, discussed the current state of information security and the growing skill gap among academia and industries, with Rahul Raj from Infosecurity Outlook Magazine.

02-12-2022

In an interview with Rahul Raj, Dr. Nishit Narang discussed the current state of information security and the growing skill gap among academics and industries. He asserted the need for an industry-driven and technology-driven curriculum with a practical approach. The ICT industry must support academia by providing not only funds for the establishment of advanced technology centers but also opportunities for students in academia through industrial projects and internships.

Cybersecurity: Why effective data security necessary in today’s competitive world

Cybersecurity: Why effective data security necessary in today’s competitive world

01-12-2022

Businesses thrive when they leverage data successfully, as data manifests as the new fuel for their growth engine. Conversely, with cyber-attacks or when their valuable data is either leaked or locked for ransom, most businesses either lose competitive edge, incur significant losses, or even shut down.

5G-enabled Virtual Labs — A New Era Begins in Experiential Learning

5G-enabled Virtual Labs — A New Era Begins in Experiential Learning

25-11-2022

“For the things we have to learn before we can do them, we learn by doing them,” said Aristotle, a philosopher, and polymath who lived in ancient Greece from 384 BC to 322 BC. From ancient times to modern times, many accomplished personalities in different fields and domains have advocated the power of “learning by doing,” which is also popularly referred to as “experiential learning.”

Empowering Workforce through Continuous Learning Enhances Employee Experience (EX) Significantly

Empowering Workforce through Continuous Learning Enhances Employee Experience (EX) Significantly

11-11-2022

From employees’ perspectives, when considering the overall benefits provided by either their current or future employers, continuing education and professional development is invariably one of the leading factors that is top of mind for most of them. According to global Glint data as well, opportunities to learn and grow are now the topmost factor that people say defines an exceptional work environment.

How BITS Pilani WILP is breaking new grounds in online higher education

How BITS Pilani WILP is breaking new grounds in online higher education

25-07-2022

BITS Pilani Work Integrated Learning Programmes (WILP) is the only institution with UGC approval which can provide technical degree courses (like M.Tech) in an off-campus setting. These remote and virtual labs can be accessed by students from across the world, 24x7 and 365 days a year. Prof Gurunarayanan, Dean of BITS Pilani WILP, shares more about the innovative model, designed and developed in collaboration with industry, exclusively for the working professionals

Full-stack developers continue to be hot property across firms

Full-stack developers continue to be hot property across firms

20-07-2022

We wrote several months ago that full-stack developers are in big demand. We went back to industry to check how the demand is now, and we found that demand has only become stronger, both in India and the world.

How higher education institutions have adapted the concept of virtual laboratories

How higher education institutions have adapted the concept of virtual laboratories

05-07-2022

In today’s day and age education is all about learning and experimenting on digital. As a result, virtual laboratories are in vogue. “The virtual laboratory at the institute is a replica of a physical laboratory in which students are able to perform experiments virtually from any place,” PB Venkataraman, professor- engineering group and associate dean, Digital Learning – Work Integrated Learning Program, BITS Pilani told FE Education Online.

Executive education makes a transition, from 'good to have' to 'must have' : BITS Pilani WILP CEO Rajiv Tandon

Executive education makes a transition, from 'good to have' to 'must have' : BITS Pilani WILP CEO Rajiv Tandon

30-06-2022

Executive education can become one of the constant primary tools for businesses to help prepare their leaders and equip them with knowledge, skills, and attitudes, which will help them wade through the challenging business environment, says BITS Pilani WILP CEO Rajiv Tandon.

Here is the list of Twenty Commandments on Delivery of Analytics Programs in the Business-Schools

Here is the list of Twenty Commandments on Delivery of Analytics Programs in the Business-Schools

17-06-2022

Business analytics holds tremendous potential to create value for the industry and has been doing so for around two decades. Considering this, most of the business schools have introduced courses related to business analytics in their program curriculum. Some business schools have also started MBA or PG programs in Business Analytics.

How B-schools can teach digital business perspective

How B-schools can teach digital business perspective

04-06-2022

The digitisation of business processes has resulted in the accumulation of a large amount of data in structured as well as unstructured formats, making it imperative to teach students how to analyse these datasets.

With the boom of IT sector, learn and earn after 12th

With the boom of IT sector, learn and earn after 12th

01-06-2022

The good thing about being young is that you are not experienced enough to know that you can’t possibly do the things you are doing” opined a wise person. I heard similar sentiments from the manager of a leading IT company who now supervised a new cadre of young employees who began their IT careers right after high school.

How metaverse can significantly enhance learning experiences of working professionals

How metaverse can significantly enhance learning experiences of working professionals

15-05-2022

The Metaverse has the power to break barriers in encouraging information sharing across organizations and sectors through virtual breakout rooms, more accessible tech expos and always-on demo stalls.

Automation will Improve Work in India, only if Upskilling Starts Now

Automation will Improve Work in India, only if Upskilling Starts Now

08-04-2022

Prof Gurunarayanan is the Dean of Work Integrated Learning Programmes, Bits Pilani. He says that he visualizes WILP’s collaboration and Partnerships with the Industry to become deeper and even more strategic in the future.

Prof Gurunarayanan visualizes WILP’s collaboration to become deeper and even more strategic in the future

Prof Gurunarayanan visualizes WILP’s collaboration to become deeper and even more strategic in the future

09-03-2022

Work Integrated Learning Programs (WILP) is a division of BITS Pilani that exclusively offers programs to working professionals. WILP programs culminate with a degree in Engineering or Management at Bachelor’s level (B.Sc., B.Tech.) or a Master’s level (M.Tech., M.Sc., or M.B.A.) to help students pursue the degree without any career break. 

Budget 2022: Education sector seeks reliefs in line with Covid effects; tax concessions, digital infrastructure tops list

Budget 2022: Education sector seeks reliefs in line with Covid effects; tax concessions, digital infrastructure tops list

25-01-2022

The issues plaguing the education sector, which is still being impacted by the ongoing coronavirus pandemic, must be redressed in the Union Budget 2022, stakeholders have said ahead of the government’s annual financial budget next month.

Rajiv Tandon, CEO - WILP, shares top 3 reasons why tech giants are investing heavily in reskilling their employees, in an ETInsights' article

Rajiv Tandon, CEO - WILP, shares top 3 reasons why tech giants are investing heavily in reskilling their employees, in an ETInsights' article

10-01-2022

Not long ago in 2018, while presenting Learning & Development trends research report done by BITS Pilani’s Work Integrated Learning Programmes (WILP) Division at a conference in Mumbai, I told the audience in a light-hearted way, that it seems the L&D professionals love some of their problems so much that these problems seem to stay with them year after year.