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Coming soon: Knowledge Repository and Mentorship/Internship Program

Wednesday, November 24th, 2010

And I have picked up the nag of lying all this while that I have been away from blogging on this blog. :P The ‘coming soon’ is more like just 4 days away from now! Without further adieu following are the details for the launch function.

Date: 29th November, 2010
Time: 1:00 PM
Venue: Faculty of Engineering and Technology Auditorium, Jamia Millia Islamia

The event is being organized by the University Training and Placement Office in collaboration with the JMI FET project.

The event will feature Mr. Rihan Khan Suri(University TPO), Ankit Talwar and myself as speakers. And I assure you all its not going to be one of those boring lectures that talks about how you can end up being successful 20 years down the line. We realize that in all the philosophical talk that is delivered by people who have achieved a lot in life(with due respect to them), the core topic of what you need to do make it into a good internship or a job has simply gone missing. Questions like ‘Why isn’t JMI progressing?’ or ‘Why does JMI lag in terms of ranking?’  are common and need to be addressed in a timely and orderly fashion.

And that is what we will be getting you come this Monday. That and much much more! The amalgamation of thoughts and tried and tested processes from the perspective of not just a student but also an alumni is up for grabs here. Add to it to the rich experience of our TPO and you have the right mix to make sure you get out of the seminar knowing how you need to approach your life at JMI FET thereby optimizing your output!

All student of B. Tech. are invited. The product and the associated talk is what will be benefit everybody present. I repeat, everybody! So be there! :D

Please join us in publicizing the event on the JMI FET Community website and FB. Spread the word!

(Seminar Notice signed by the University TPO. Our first so thought of uploading it here!)

See you all on Monday!

A very ecstatic
Imran Ali

Community Website: Its time to reconnect!

Saturday, May 22nd, 2010

We finally managed to pull up a stunner of a release at 9:50 PM IST yesterday. A quick snap of us and the 50 odd students who showed up at room number 104 of B. R. Ambedkar boys hostel to support this initiative.

We are extremely happy with the support and appreciation we have received so far. It makes us realize the need for us to improve and do better in this effort. Thank you so much one and all.

A special mention here of Amit Xavier, founder of Glimpse Creatives, who supplied us with a beautiful JMI logo just in time for the release. It is worth mentioning that this is the first 3-D logo of JMI that we have on record. Amazing!

Registrations for the Community site are now open. Register right away and start networking with your batch mates. Its time for us to make the world realize what we are made up of. Long live Jamia Millia Islamia!

In case you want to read the official mail released to our mailing list, please visit this link. You can also subscribe to our mailing list for regular updates here.

Imran Ali

The grand release plan!

Friday, May 21st, 2010

Apparently I am told that readers of this blog have a problem with my cheeky posts. Ok maybe I went overboard with that one. Apologies! In reality its a nagging feeling I get every now and then(a.k.a. guilt conscious). :-P So I have promised myself that I shall keep this one really short and ultra sweet. And let our work do the talking due tomorrow. B-)

The site, yes yes the much talked about community one is due for release tomorrow night. Details below.

Venue: Kellat Hostel, JMI
Date: Saturday, 22nd May, 2010
Time: 8 PM IST

You can join the event @ Facebook here. I so wish we could do a livecast of the same for all the alumni members who cannot attend it. :( But so is life as I always say.

True to our Indian genes, we are running around like crazy retards in the background to make sure there are no leaks visible when we go live tomorrow. Seems pretty solid at the moment.

Hope to see you soon on the other side of the password protected directory. ;-) Wish us luck! :-)

A fingers crossed
Imran Ali

Its time for some numbers, BIG numbers!

Wednesday, May 5th, 2010

Happened to receive the following article today from one of the JMI groups online so thought of sharing it with you all.

The Faculty of Engineering & Technology, Jamia Millia Islamia (JMI) has received an unprecedented number of Application Forms for admission to its B. Tech. course in Civil, Electrical, Mechanical, Electronics & Communications and Computer Science streams for the academic session 2010-11. A total number of 29,289 Application Forms have been received against an intake of 350 seats which is a significant increase from 21,632 received last year. Part of the reason for this huge rush of applications is also the excellent placement  record of the Faculty as also a good number of students who have qualified the GATE examination.

The Entrance Test for B. Tech. is scheduled to be held on May 29, 2010 at 10.00 AM simultaneously at various centers located at Lucknow, Patna, Ranchi, Srinagar, Guwahati, Calicut including Delhi & NCR. This is the first time that the university is holding its entrance examination for these courses outside NCR.

Further details of the B.Tech. Entrance Test may be obtained from the University’s website.

WoW! That’s exactly what went in my head the moment I checked out the email containing it earlier this morning. These are simply mind boggling numbers. Numbers have always been my forte, mathematics has not. But a few basics of mathematics I picked up in my primary classes was enough to do some quick analysis of these numbers. The increase in the number of completed forms returned to the FET YoY is 35.39%!!

The admission ratio comes out to be around 1:83 if we consider that all applicants will be appearing for the entrance examination. Not practically possible but a good parameter nevertheless to define how tough it is to get into this college.

The above figure though is not completely correct. Here’s why. The distribution of applicants greatly varies among different sections of reserved categories i.e. Internals(JMI students), SC, ST, General etc. The general category certainly forms the main chunk of applications buts has just over 50% seats reserved for them. By my reckoning the ratio when it comes to this section of applicants i.e. General would be around 1:125(Personal opinion and not backed by any authentic source). That kind of competition I doubt exists anywhere in this country(Please correct me if I am wrong by posting a comment to this post)!

Now what has actually led to this exponential rise in just under a year? The quoted text seems to be the official release from the University and talks about the ‘amazing’ placements as one of the reason. Something which I totally disagree with personally. The kind of placements we get currently are in my opinion not up to the mark and in no way do justice to the kind of talent the FET possesses both in terms of students and faculty alike. Here’s what I think led to this sharp rise;

  1. The approval of the long pending decision of branching out to other cities for admission tests. For the first time ever JMI will be conducting its entrance tests for three courses i.e. B.Tech., B.Arch. and B.D.S across 7(including Delhi/NCR) different cities which have been mentioned in the above quoted text. This is not a completely new effort as pointed out by Waseem via his comment(Thanks mate!), but surely the number of cities has been increased this time around.
  2. Positive publicity across the NCR and nationally as well about the University has led to people realizing the opportunities the college possesses for them. Its a gradual process but is happening, slowly and steadily.

I am sure there are more reasons to it. Let me know what else you think could have contributed to all this by commenting to this post. Or if you can’t think of any, just let us know what you think about this amazing development in general. As always we love to hear back from you, our readers!

A very proud JMI student
Imran Ali