CSE/ISE/AI&ML Are the Most Exciting Fields That Offer Rewarding Opportunities!

After completing class 12th, it's a chance for a candidate to pursue the dream program of engineering.

While choosing the right stream of engineering one has to consider two important parameters, Passion, and Career opportunity after graduation

In my view all disciplines of engineering are good but the Computer Science/Information Science/ Artificial Intelligence & Machine learning has an edge over other disciplines, now the question is why? How? Justification?

To answer, let us understand the industrial revolution and the current industry standard and expectation.

Industry 1.0 (End of the 18th century)

Introducing Mechanical production machines powered by water and steam

Industry 2.0 (Beginning of the 20th century)

Introducing mass production lines powered by Electric

Industry 3.0 (Beginning of the 70th)

Through the use of Electronics and IT further progression in autonomous production

Industry 4.0 (Today)

Based on Cyber-Physical-Systems, AI&ML, Data Science, Cyber Security, Cloud, Mobile App, Robotics and animation, Gaming and virtual reality and many more.

By looking into this it is evident that every industry today is driven by data and organizations going digital, it's clear that the current trend is towards information technology and automation, and this is set to remain the case for the predictable future – entering these sectors is as safe a play as you could hope for. The fastest-growing fields are those in the ITsphere. So, without further justification, here are few top career options for Computer Engineers.

Top Career Options after Computer/Information/AI&ML Engineering

Full Stack Developer, Cyber Security expert, Hardware Engineer, Big Data Engineer, Data Scientist, Systems Manager, Web Developer, Database Administrator, IT Architect, Network Administrator, System Analyst, Security Analyst, Blockchain Developer, Information Researcher, Game Developer, Health Information Technician, Software Testing, Business Intelligence Analyst, App Developer

Top skills to be relevant in Industry 4.0:

Complex Problem Solving, Critical Thinking, Creativity, People Management, Coordinating with others, Emotional Intelligence, Judgment and Decision Making, Communication, Multitasking, Cognitive Flexibility

BY:
Prof. C K Marigowda
Head-Department of Information Science Engineering
Deputy Director- International Collaborations
Acharya Institute of Technology, Bangalore

Make Passion your Fashion!

He asked me, Why do you want to be a teacher? I told it is my “Passion”. He mocked me saying, “Nowadays it has become a fashion to call a career choice as passion and I hope you haven't mistaken the two words”. Though it was a friendly conversation, the statement was something to be pondered about. Are we really pursuing careers in the truest sense of passion? Is it okay to pursue a career in fashion?  Or is it both?

Passion is a strong desire while Fashion is setting a trend. Eureka!!!!! by the very understanding of the two words and their in-depth meanings I certainly believe now that following your passion is a fashion! Not everyone can follow their passions, not everyone can be trendsetters. If you can do both, then you can call yourself a success and spread your stories of success to the world.

So, the path to setting a trend by pursuing your passion begins with learning. A learning worth the struggle. A learning worth sharing as a success story. A learning setting trends. A learning for the sense of contentment that you have pursued your passion and made a difference to the world. Such learning drives the very concept of Quality in all spheres of life. 

Quality is certainly a by-product of effective learning. As students, one has to learn not to merely write exams, but to ensure that they lead a quality life. A learning is inherent in every action of a student. Scoring high marks is a learning as to one needs to remain on the ground and not become over-confident of the success. Scoring lesser marks is a learning that marks do not reflect one's personality and it is certainly not the end of life. In either situation, what is important is to check and recheck whether you have been able to learn and make use of the learnings in improving your quality of life – be it for oneself or for others. 

The very essence of Quality of Education is served when a student, irrespective of his score in an examination is able to positively contribute to the general well-being of the earth as a whole without compromising on the inherent passion. Such a passion driven by learning will certainly set a trend in the society to become a fashion to be followed by generations to come. 

BY:
Shreyas Karnick
Head Quality Assurance,
Acharya Institutes, Bengaluru.

Pharmaceutical Education And Its Impact On The Post COVID World!

The ongoing pandemic is drastically shaping the future of health care from what we knew it to be, since it has already infused disruptions in most aspects of life including health-associated education. A major change that was forced upon the educationists & students, to prevent the spread of this pandemic, was the closing of academic institutions. Further we transferred the educational activities to unfamiliar “online” learning virtual platforms with a major and rapid restructuring of curricula, course delivery, and assessments. The net impact on pharmacy education is more pronounced because of its peculiarities involving clinical rotation, laboratory experiences, internships, clinical clerkship, observing and assisting relevant Clinicians etc. Pharmacy schools and colleges worldwide have started to figure out solutions for such challenges to ensure sustainable practice-oriented education.

The national pharmacy education regulator, Pharmacy Council of India is of the view that the post-COVID-19 pandemic period will be highly competitive for the pharmacy education sector in the world in general and in India in particular. True to this, we can visibly experience that time management and opportunity for self-learning are the best positive outcomes among faculty and students; a combination of online and face-to-face learning methods (blended mode) is now accepted to be better after the pandemic. More opportunities presented due to the pandemic that could positively impact pharmacy education are the introduction of tele-pharmacy, disaster preparedness, enhanced readiness to adapt to changing environment that strengthens student resilience.  The opportunity to innovate through tech, a desire to improve quality of care and make systems more efficient and an ambition to solve real-world problems is significantly high now than ever before. Further, the pharmaceutical sector is now growing at an expedited rate in India and abroad offering promising and enriching careers in pharmaceutical sector at the global level in the Post COVID-19 scenario.

About the Author:

Dr. Maneesh Paul. S or fondly called CD Sir at Acharya is the Campus Director enabling the process of Acharya becoming a research-based campus of academic excellence.

Maneesh Paul, the co-inventor of Enmetazobactam, is a clinical microbiologist who pursued basic and applied research discovering novel anti-infectives and characterizing several microbial genes and proteins. He has translated scientific accomplishments and leadership through 40 patent applications and 33 peer-reviewed publications.

As a postdoctoral fellow, he further trained in infectious diseases, specifically in molecular mechanisms of neonatal microbial meningitis at Johns Hopkins School of Medicine, the USA, and the role of A. actinomycetemcomitans in atherosclerosis at Umeå University, Sweden. He was the ORISE Fellow at the Center for Biologics Evaluation and Research (CBER), USFDA, USA researching on reverse vaccinology of N. Meningitidis. He led New Drug Discovery at Orchid Pharma, Chennai.

He is on Antimicrobial Resistance Committee of Infectious Diseases Society of America, USA, and featured as Subject Matter expert at REVIVE-GARDP (of WHO & DNDi).

Maneesh received a Master’s in microbiology from Kasturba Medical College-MAHE and undertook doctoral research from Gulbarga University supported by Jean-Claire Lee, Harvard Medical School, USA.

BY:
Dr. Maneesh Paul S
Acharya Campus Director
Acharya Institutes, Bengaluru.

Career Opportunities Post Covid

IN PHYSIOTHERAPY & ALLIED HEALTH PROFESSION

Since the COVID-19 pandemic was declared by the World Health Organization (WHO) in March 2020, there has been a seismic shift in healthcare delivery. The COVID-19 pandemic has brought challenges but also opportunities.

We are living in unprecedented times. Life is moving in directions which we cannot imagine. We are moving with the twists and turns in this topsy turvy world. The health sector has only gained further encouragement in recent times.

As the Covid 19 pandemic is taxing the medical system globally, there is a huge demand for healthcare professionals worldwide. The field of health sciences includes a broad category of diverse disciplines encompassing human healthcare with the integration of science, engineering, and most of all technology.

Beginning of a new normal:

Life after pandemic will not remain the same. We will experience a new normal and new way of life. People will be forced to practice new habits resulting in significant changes in their lifestyle. Health and wellbeing will take the center stage. Governments will redefine their health care policies and build future ready infrastructure to manage adversities. Universities will encourage professional more on research and development to prepare for the future as well self-sustainability.

Every adversity leads to new opportunities:

It’s true that in every adversity there is new opportunity. Coming year will have a boom in the healthcare industry with very aggressive growth in demand for allied health professionals and physiotherapists. This demand will encourage a lot of youngsters to choose Health care as the sunrise profession for the future.

Better social recognition, High disposable incomes and an urge to contribute to society will attract a lot of young talent to this industry.

When a student reaches a stage to choose a career, the foremost thing everyone wants to achieve is success. A successful career can be achieved only when we choose the right options. Many sectors in health are untapped. Especially courses like Physiotherapy and allied health sciences.

Aspirants choose medical education for a number of reasons, like have a diverse medical career opportunities, finding jobs anywhere in the world, alleviate people’s pain and sufferings, health professionals are high in demand, careers in healthcare offer high salaries and job safety, find new cures and treatment techniques through research etc

Health professionals like physiotherapists, Occupational therapists etc or Allied health professionals like Respiratory Therapists, Medical Laboratory Technologist, Medical Imaging Technologists, Perfusion Technologists etc works with the interdisciplinary team and play a key role in almost all areas and departments of hospitals.

This is because the rise in technology in health care, blood tests, MRI, CT have now become integral to treatment and medical practitioners  heavily rely on the accuracy of these reports to diagnose and prescribe treatments. Consequently, with rising diseases and pandemics like COVID-19, where diagnosis and specialized testing is vital, job opportunities would naturally increase.

Physiotherapists who work in primary healthcare facilities will likely play a major role in the management of patients admitted to hospital with confirmed or suspected COVID-19.

Rehabilitation delivered by the physiotherapist is tailored to patient needs and depends on the conscious state, psychological status and physical strength of the patient. It incorporates any active and passive therapy that promotes movement and includes mobilization. Role of Physiotherapists marked heavily in ICU due to pandemic, with the main change in practice being the routine use of full Personal Protective Equipment while working within the ICU environment. A recent review suggests that several established physiotherapy techniques can be safely applied in these patients to reduce atelectasis and improve outcomes.

“Career Options in Physiotherapy”

  • Consultant Physiotherapist in Multi-specialty Hospitals, Health Care Centers, NGOs
  • Corporate Physiotherapist in MNCs
  • Health Care Physiotherapy Instructor in Modern Gymnasiums
  • Ergonomic Care Advisor
  • Physiotherapist in Special Schools for Physically Challenged Children
  • Physiotherapist in Old Age Residential Homes
  • Sports Physiotherapists along with Sports Associations, Sports Team, individually hired physiotherapists by elite athletes
  • Entrepreneurs in Rehabilitation Centers/ Organizations
  • Private Practitioners running Private Physiotherapy Practice
  • Academician
  • Clinical Researcher                      

Physiotherapy has an onus of being in demand even before the pandemic. Well that said, what this Covid-19 has done to up the demand. Chest physiotherapy is a lifesaving treatment in the. This is one of the reasons physiotherapists got into demand. Secondly the very nature of immunity is raised with good exercising.

So, the adage goes “a Physiotherapist adds life to the years” has only got better in today s world. Around the globe, the profession has been noticed for Respiratory rehabilitation or otherwise.

“Allied Health Professionals:-Lifeline in patient care

Moving on to Allied services, there have been many allied courses namely perfusion technology Respiratory therapy, Operation technology, Hospital Administration, Anesthesia technology and the list goes on. These fields have also gained importance in recent times.

Due to the patient overload, and the excellence required for every life, it’s the experts in allied fields that put in their services. When it comes to administration, there has been mismanagement when things haven’t been handled well. Hence a degree in future will definitely increase the prospects to get jobs in the health sector.

Job opportunities have increased by leaps and bounds both in India and abroad. People are becoming aware of these professions. Many of them approach these professionals directly. Ultimately the service rendered is immense.

As frontline support, allied health professionals provide diagnostic, therapeutic, preventive, curative, and rehabilitative services, which is critical in treating patients with COVID-19 and improving their quality of life. The allied health professionals include; Medical Laboratory Technologist, Respiratory Therapist, Optometrist, Audiology & Speech-Language Pathologist, Health Information Managers, Health Data Analyst, Clinical Nutritionist, Medical Imaging Technologist, Emergency Medicine Technologist, Perfusion Technologist, Cardiovascular Technologist, etc.

Allied health domain includes a wide range of disciplines, where each discipline is unique and spread across the hospital and healthcare industry and provides an opportunity for prospective students to choose ‘allied health profession’ as a career. The allied health is the only domain where the students, depending on their interest, get many options to choose, whether to work in a hospital, industry, academic institution, research organization, rehabilitation centers, home care, or work as a freelancer.

The career graph and the compensation go higher and higher with the achievement of Diploma, Bachelors, Masters, Doctorate with years of experience in delivering quality patient care. Last two decades, the country has witnessed an increase in the number of diseases and outbreaks among the population and that has given rise in the number of hospitals and specialized clinics to reach out to the population and provide quality healthcare. But to do so, they require trained and skilled allied health professionals to provide diagnostic, therapeutic, preventive, curative, and rehabilitative services. The future healthcare job opportunities would be mainly for those who have earned credentials in the allied health domain.

The estimate of many professional surveys indicated half of the total healthcare jobs as allied-health jobs. Health information managers and health data analyst provide patient data for seamless patient care; medical imaging technologist operates sophisticated diagnostic imaging equipment and generates report require for continuous care; public health professionals contribute for improving public health outcomes; respiratory therapist performs respiratory care modalities in ICU and take care of patients respiratory dysfunction, clinical nutritionist decide on the diet and suitable food intake for improving the health and immunity of the patient.

Build new skills and specialization to make the most of opportunity:

It will be important for the talents to attain new skills to move from being generalist to specialist. Specialization will become a new normal .So continuous learning and upgrading will be the need of the hour. Brands will play a bigger role in attracting the right target audience. So it is important for the professionals to focus on brand building.  The ever increasing demands on health care, rehabilitation workers, researchers and allied health workers would see a boom in the employment market. Embrace the future and make your mark in serving the nation and mankind on whole.