Archive for April, 2010

Lets Talk Technology

Friday, April 30th, 2010

My chance to talk geeky stuff, finally! :-) Ever since the inception of this idea(around September ’09) when me and Sharique brainstormed for endless nights on what all to include in the portal, I have silently worked on use cases for the various components.

This March we found Ankit. Or rather he found us. In essence two teams with the same motto got together to do what is the first for any engineering college across India! The team now boasts of 4 permanently posted guys i.e. me, Ankit, Deep and Sharique.(Will have the team page up soon for you guys to know more about us!)

So what is the plan? We are still working out the finer details but let me take this opportunity and brief you about the three primary components we have in the works. Also adding a brief paragraph on what all goals we plan to achieve with them.

The Main Faculty Website

JMI FET’s existence is limited to a few pages on the internet which is housed on the main JMI website. These pages are handled by FTK CIT, JMI. Technically speaking, we as FET guys are the guys who should be doing it. We are the ones who possess the technical competence as engineers to build our website(s). Handling a website being run by the faculty itself is a lot easier. Regular updates is what I mean by that.

JMI FET attracts a humungous number of applications from across India. FYI the number of forms sold by this faculty alone is 32.000+! And in today’s age of thriving virtual medium(s) of information it is our duty to portray our true self to our target audience. We have arguably the best faculty in the whole of Delhi Region(after IITD IMHO) and some amazing infrastructure(which gains a different dimension when you pay heed to the fact that unlike other competing colleges we are a part of an autonomous Central University). In short we are much much more than we are able to market.

The site will include exhaustive information about faculty members, admission procedure, infrastructure capabilities, course information, examination schedule and a lot more! Working on a comprehensive list which i will be publishing soon.

Community Portal

The first of the sub-domains. Shariq and Ankit’s words of ‘A college is just as good as its alumni and its alumni are as good as its alumni network’ are ringing in my head as I write this part of the article.

It will be a highly customizable social networking site. Personalized so that each and every one of you feels totally at home. The hope is to extensively network FET alumni using this portal.

Job Portal

Placements is the one place where we have not performed upto our potential to date. Umpteen reasons can be given for the same but that isn’t the intent of this blog post.

The portal hopes to list job openings for JMI applicants. To add value to their resumes, JMI students can pick up handsome internships, again listed by their alumni!

All in all, we have set off on a pretty exciting journey here. Its not going to be easy and we would want each and everyone of you to put you best foot forward and help us in our efforts. Its just as much your faculty and your college as it is ours. Let us all get together and make this college achieve its righteous position. Lets make JMI proud of us!

Take care until next time!
Imran Ali

its Home Coming !!!!

Monday, April 26th, 2010

It has been almost two years that I left JMI but the sense of belonging never left me.  The faculty, photocopy shop, library, Scada lab has a certain charm which cannot be expressed in words. During our college days we all dream of doing something big for the college and the moment we step into the corporate world things change, priorities change and people are no more the same. But then there is something that brings us back to roots and that is how we would like to introduce JMI FET – An initiative to bring back all Jamia FET  (Faculty of Engineering and Technology) - Alumni back home.

During my stint in the corporate world there was one question that always used to bug me. Why  IIT, DCE, NSIT is the first preference of any company and post graduation institute .But after  seeing efforts of Rajat Gupta (Partner – Mckinsey, an IIT Delhi Alumni) and other renowned IIT alumni. I got the answer   ”A college is as good as its alumni” and the time has come to show the world what Jamia is made off.

The story of JMI growth from a small institution in the pre-independence India to a central university located in New Delhi—offering integrated education from nursery to research in specialized areas—is a saga of dedication, conviction and vision of a people who worked against all odds and saw it growing step by step. With eminent professors and excellent faculty we have all the ingredients to become a world class educational institution. We just need strong alumni to support the university in various initiatives.

With the idea is not only to connect Jamia Alumni spread across geographies but to help and guide our fellow juniors in finding the right jobs/ internships and succeed in various spheres of life.

Therefore I personally request all my fellow alumni to blog on JMIFET portal to show our solidarity and commitment towards Jamia success.

Ankit Talwar (E&C Batch 2008)
Associate Consultant, Ernst & Young