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Open Schooling Experience (Passing 12th standard)

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Open schooling experience is a quite different form regular schooling. Where regular schooling is an ongoing interaction with peers, teachers, and others, open schooling is usually devoid of it. On the upside you have ample amount of time to study and work on yourself if you choose open schooling.

Open schooling in India is more of a business than an institutionalized form of learning. They serve an alternative to many especially those who either can’t afford regular due to other responsibilities or those who are looking to complete their minimum qualifications.

I would be sharing an experience of a known staff who had passed 12th standard from NIOS open schooling. These experiences are of the process and progression not learning. Hence, it will shed light on how open schooling functions, its structural and functional aspects. You may not find these details on any site but only from those who are or have experienced it.

NIOS is an open learning system introduced in roughly in the early 90s. The NIOS has designed its syllabus in accordance to CBSE. One most important point not to be missed is that NIOS provides several chances to clear secondary and senior secondary (12th std.) exams.

NIOS provides an opportunity to complete formal schooling process and attain desirable education level upto 12th standard.

 

So, to come back to the experiences of the individual. For privacy issues and other concerns. I would refer the individual as Mr X.

But to give an introduction about the process which students of NIOS have to opt for subjects in 10th and 12th standard. They go through assignments and final exams similar to CBSE. Also they are allotted a school which is their study center in which much of their academic progress is managed like submission of assignments. The students are also to report to their regional center which manages administrative aspects. Exams are conducted elsewhere in schools which are selected to conduct of final exams.

Experience of Mr. X,

Of submitting assignments, at study centers there were many who were asking for money in exchange for assignments promising good marks. However, upon submitting those already made assignments marks fetched were poor or sub-optimal. So, its better to make you own assignments.

Of giving practicals,

Did not gave it.

Of giving final exams,

He was upset over the fact that in some papers was not allowed to cheat. He says that some teachers did permit and others were not so permissive.

Of authorities,

He was genuinely frustrated over matters concerning authorities misplacing his degrees. He had to give bribe to submit assignments, get admit cards and even get his degree from NIOS. The bribes were from few thousand rupees to buying samosas for authorities concerned. But in his opinion no one settled for less than 500 rupees. It was the final amount of bribe which was settled after much pleading and begging his case.

A frustrating experience for Mr X as he had to run many many trips just to get certificates from the concerned authorities.

However, this is not even the problem.

In my opinion the problem is with admin authorities who at every point are looking to extract some money from Mr. X. I do not think Mr. X was an ideal student as he seemed to value all the immoral behavior of authorities. Off course what good is any of us then, when we are at mercy of others. To pass a judgement would be foolish. Thinking about it again it could also be his helplessness dealing with authorities.

The people in concerned places instead of being fair had made sure that their pockets are stashed with bribe money. Education was ignored and formality of getting a degree was valued. What are we teaching our generation and that which is going to succeed. Instead of learning we are teaching people to shrewd, ignorant and immoral. We are raising people the wrong way. It devalues education and makes promotes poor values.

Soon this will reflect collectively in our nation.

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Top Unconventional careers in Designing

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A career in designing is for those who are creative and are looking for not just jobs but a sense of fulfillment. Designing itself categorize as Unconventional career choice for many. A Career in design in our country is less thought off or sought. Precisely, because it was not even thought as a career. However, times are changing designing is competing with conventional careers and in some cases offering a good salary with ease of working. 

If you have knack of picking up or seeing creativity in and around your environment. Then you should forge a career ahead in the designing. Many people when it comes to designing are either associated with interior designing or fashion designing. However, there are many careers in designing some being unconventional and usually never thought off. 

The article will be covering those fields of designing, other than the conventional which are footwear, fashion and interior designing.

Top Unconventional careers in designing

 

  • Become a children’s story book or comic book illustrator,

A sub field of graphic designing, here you are required to produce illustrations particularly for children up  to primary level. So, you have to keep in mind factors such as target group requirement, ease of understanding and many suitability. 

You would be creating workbooks and comic illustrations. Some of the examples would be fables and parables. These would consist of short stories with vivid drawings and art works. 

 

  • UI design,

UI (User Interface) designer is the person who is in charge of making client’s user interface experience a wonderful one. In other words they help in making a website or an app experience better. A user/ client visiting website might navigate from page to page. UI designer is responsible for making navigation easier. 

The good UI design would mean color, spacing of buttons, design elements, and pattern is good. Usually to acquire this skill one would have to go through a specialization course in UI design.

Can try courses from:

  1. Udemy 
  2. eDX

 

 

  • Video Game Artists,

If you love video games and designing then this is the career you should aim for. Video Game artists are responsible for aesthetics, designing/drawing characters and environment, colors, shapes and themes etc. They use software and applications to create 3D art or animations

They use pencil, ink and oil paint to create illustrations for artwork. In many cases use software to create 3D images. Above all you should have a good understanding of characters, story line, and demand.

 

  • Jewelry design,

A profession in Jewelry design would require one to work with precious stones, diamonds and gems. A Jewelry designer creates designs which help in catering to the demand of the rich. That is to say a jewelry designer creates design. Usually pendants, necklaces, earrings, and other jewelry.

A person would require the understanding of texture, pattern, chemical composition of stones, shafting and other relevant things which are required. 

In addition such jobs require a course and certifications in Jewelry design

 

 

  • Logo designer,

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In the age of start ups, many companies are in requirement of marketing their product. For marketing, one of the most important tasks is to have Logo, logo helps in creating brand imaging and marketing. In addition logo helps in identification of company and its products

Many companies hire Logo designers for making and designing their logos. Subsequently, Logos are usually protected by trademarks. This essentially means that every company shall have unique logo. 

 

 

  • Industrial designing,

As the name suggests it pertains to designing of Industrial products. These products require an understanding of concept, creating prototypes, safety and appearance. Industrial designers work on creating medical equipment to home appliances to computers and smartphones. Basically they are a necessary requirement in manufacturing process.

Such jobs are part of technical jobs pays handsomely in many cases. Most importantly, it requires the understanding of machine drawing. 

 

So, here were some unconventional jobs in designing field. 

Goodluck !!!

 

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Career Options in Language courses

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All students upon passing 12th standard apply for colleges for graduation. Many of us due to want of getting a better college apply for courses which may not be our first choices. Career in language courses are for those who are interested in knowing cultures other than their own. They essentially bridge gap between different entities such as groups, states, nations. 

As most people would agree, languages courses barring few, major chunk of language courses are relatively not that popular when it comes to career options. This is not true. There exist an ocean of opportunities, point is one has to look beyond horizons. But, before one dwells into career options in language courses. One should know difference between language and dialect. Simplistically, dialect evolves from on or maybe more languages. Hence, dialects are subsets of languages.

Broadly, language courses for graduation and post graduation can be divided into 2

  1. Indian languages
  2. Foreign languages

 

Admission to these courses is conventionally decided by cut offs. Some may provide for entrance test. For example, CATE of Delhi University which was for undergraduate program in English. However, Ministry of Human resource development has scrapped it. So you will not expect it this year (2019) on wards.

These program courses are also available for as part time courses and short term courses. 

 

Some of the career avenues one can take after graduation/certification in Language courses, 

  • Language Translator or Interpreter ,

As an interpreter you get to translate or interpret languages. You are employed in embassy or govt office for translation works. You would assist foreign dignitaries in conferences, summits and Bilateral meetings. Especially if you opt for foreign languages you can easily get jobs here.

Earn modestly about 25000 INR monthly

 

  • Lectureship,

You can apply for Lectureship in colleges. It pays well and is a respectable career. You get to start as assistant professor in college. Some colleges may take you on ad hoc basis or contractual. 

Best way to become a lecturer is to clear NTA (National Testing Agency) conducted UGC exam which provides for Certification for Lectureship (Assistant professor). Then one can apply to various colleges for teaching post.

Earning is 50,000 – 60,000 INR monthly

 

 

  • Linguistic research,

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Can go for research in your language course. There are scholarships given for research work. Usually a modest amount is given from colleges or institution funding your research work with accommodation.

UGC provides scholarships for about 84 subjects. These are JRF (Junior Research Fellow) scholarships, which enables a research grant of about 28,500 (30k) monthly. One has to clear-cut off of JRF which is higher than Assistant professor’s cut off. Students who have opted for classical and regional languages of India have greatly benefited . 

Sahitya academy (National academy of letters) provides for awards and scholarships for scholars and researchers in many Indian languages.

 

 

  • Translation of historical works,

In such jobs,  a person who is proficient in a language is employed for translation of important and historical. Such type of work requires good command over language in both. You have to have good knowledge of script/s. Your translated works are then published under various heads.

However, most of the work is usually done by researchers and proficient individuals of the field.

Earning are usually higher comparable and even more than lectureship.

 

 

  • Translation jobs in Businesses,

Many companies have expanded. These companies are registering their presence globally. Since many are establishing themselves on digital platform. Much of work is required to translate from foreign languages into natives. Some companies require one to translate dictionaries for work. Example Arabic to English.

Hence, many companies require individuals with specified criteria. These jobs are of fixed term and are usually offered to people who work as freelance workers.

Job salary is roughly around 25,000 INR and above, monthly.

 

  • School teacher,

Many schools, including both private and govt schools provide for teaching positions in foreign and regional languages. School teaching jobs are modest paying and time efficient jobs. It provides for good amount of time for leisure activities. 

In many schools there is the requirement of French, German, Punjabi, Sanskrit and many others languages. A graduation in any of the languages can help get a job here. Competition is relatively easier than Lectureship and Research.

Can also provide tuitions and work in institutions like Max Mueller bhavan (for German).

Salary can be anywhere between 30,000 INR – 40,000 INR.

 

  • Jobs in embassies both Indian and abroad

Managing information and day-to-day office related work is part of your work profile. You are also taught public relations as you would be required to work with various types of persons. 

Jobs in embassies are rated well and regularized. They tend to offer more money than conventional jobs in this field. You would also get opportunity to go abroad if required.

Salary in variable but offerings are good. Starts from roughly 35,000 INR monthly.

 

These were some of the career options which can help you land a job if you have done language courses. There are other fields such as journalism (national or regional), public relations and mass communication (perhaps for post graduation or certifications) if you are language courses student.

Read also Career in writing

Goodluck !!!

 

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Best Data Science Certifications in India

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Data Science certifications in India are most sought after certifications today. Most organisations are becoming more and more inclined in using Data Science. Data Science is being used everywhere to make business  more profitable and understanding consumer.

The Data Science is categorized with IOT (Internet of things), Machine Learning, Deep Learning, AI (Artificial Intelligence) and Automation as the jobs of the future WEF Report 2018. However, one must know that Data is not just kept somewhere in a server but it is used to make companies much more efficient. Naturally, data science can be used to make the company more efficient and productive. Certainly, helps in cost cutting and rationalizing expenditure, making it more targeted.

 

To know more about Data Science read here

India is developing its market in the field of Data Science. Analytics India magazine reported that India contributed to 6% of job openings in Analytics and Data Science around the world. In other words it is roughly equal to the unemployment rate that we are going through. Also, it reports that there are about 97,000 jobs available for Data Science and Analytics. Most Importantly, Data Science jobs offer handsome earnings of about 12-15 lakh per annum. To sum up its a good bet career wise.

 

If you are looking to get certified in this field then here are some options that you should try,

 

Jigsaw Academy is one of the key institutions which provides Analytics and Data Science certification programs in India. Their Offices are in Delhi, Hyderabad and Bangalore.

In India this course is ranked second. It is one top courses available on Data Science.

Time Duration – 10 months

Fees – 3.65 lakhs + taxes (INR)

 

 

Provides an exclusive certification program on Data Science. Further it is an online program. The certification is provided by IBM and offers an online support.

Time Duration –  6 months

Fees – 48,000 +taxes (INR)

 

 

Upgrad seeks to provide Industry relevant programs for in collaboration with Educational Institutes and Industries.

Formed only recently in 2015, provides a range of courses. The above stated course is one of its best courses where on completion one is provided certification from IITB.

Time Duration – 11 months

Fees – 2.85 Lakh (INR)

 

Online certification program which provides learning in data science. Most importantly it Covers industry relevant content helping in building skills relevant in getting jobs. Moreover, it covers topics from Java to big data touching all relevant topics of data science.

Time duration : 6 months

Fees : 1,00,000 INR

 

 

You are provided certification in Data Science and Big data. The course curriculum gives provides industry relevant skills. Most importantly,  IMT Ghaziabad provides alumnus status on completion.

Provides learning experience on tools such as R, Spark, Apache etc.

Time Duration : 6 months

Fees : 80,000 + Taxes

So, here were top data science certifications in India

Good luck !!!

 

 

 

 

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Hot career: Data Science, What is it, actually ?

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I am sure you have heard this before that data is the new oil. Data is used by governments to provide better services to its citizens. The private sector is already using it for product analysis, consumer behavior, patterns and insights that help uncover details that make a company more efficient and targeted.

What is data science ?

Data Science, if you take it literally you are in the right direction. It refers to Science of data. To put it in layman terms it is scientific study of data. Now, this would involve statistics and math. Data is voluminous and Gargantuan. Hence we need statistics to cut short and make sense of it.

The word data science has been there around half a century. In past 7 years, it has gained much popularity owing to shift in business process and sophistication. Too late to say but the world has gone digital. We leave our digital footprint everywhere we go. Everything we do on digital landscape gets recorded somewhere in digitally.

Mountains of data are stored in servers located somewhere. The data is collected and processed to discover patterns which is called data mining. Data Science goes many steps ahead and uses Mining, Predictive Visualization, AI (artificial intelligence), Visualization, Math and Statistics.

Components of data science 

Ideally, a Data Scientist should be good when it comes to being analytical.

  • They should be good with numbers, computer science and statistics.
  • Data Scientists are essentially problem solvers of any business organisation.
  • They offer insights and solutions to company to make it profitable or cost effective. (How, you may wonder but that’s later in the article)

 

Much of the work of Data scientist is that of a researcher. Therefore a data scientist would take input in the form issues/problems of an organisation and collect data both in structured and unstructured form. However, collecting data in unstructured form poses a challenge. The unstructured data is any data which is induced through us (humans) for example it can be our comments on social media to our online shopping behavior.

A diagrammatic representation of components :

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It is divided into various levels where input is categorized as taking a problem and designing a hypothesis. The next level involves collecting data which graduates to upper level increasing the role analysis and research. A diagram below shows requirement and level of sophistication when it comes to Data science.

As you can see that data scientist work conforms to Analytics and Testing/experimentation. For structuring ‘data’ engineers are required. Obviously these data engineers are computer science/IT engineers. Notice that machine learning and AI are performed ML engineers and Research scientists. Most importantly, this forms the pyramid of data science.

A career here is very effective in terms of being a fruitful career option. In context of India in terms of demand there are not many who have this skill or certification. Hence, Data Science’s prospects shines brightest as whole world has gone digital and is increasingly becoming automated. Consequently increasing dominance of computer science and data enormously.

Data Science as highlighted by Mckinsey’s report had outlined Deficit in Data Analyst jobs pointing towards a demand in 2011. WEF(World Economic Forum) mentions it as dominant career in its Future of Jobs report 2018. Naturally then a career in data science is set to be a hot career of the future.

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Leader Vs Manager, Who are you ?

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“ where manager relies on persuasion, leader relies on inspiration.” 

 

Often what we see,observe or come across terms such as Leaders and Managers. To come to think of it they become hard to describe or usually would find overlapping descriptions. No doubt in both leaders and managers there are overlapping areas, but, there are points of distinction too.  

 

As per my knowledge this is a popular question asked in the interviews for jobs and getting into top MBA colleges. Also, it would be better to know which suits you the best, are you a leader or a manager?

 

Leaders and Managers are both important in their respective fields. There is a grey area where many qualities of a leader match with that of a manager and vice versa.

 

There are people who might be good managers but would not be good leaders. Also there would be good leaders who would not be as good a manager.

 

The article focuses on distinctions between the two. 

Leaders are simply understood as those who will lead the way. You can understand Gandhiji as a leader who essentially had led Indian freedom struggle against Colonialism in India. 

In military this distinction deepens, example, A company commander is leader of company of about 100 men in the battlefield. He is as much as participant in battlefield as any other soldier. He gives order regarding formations, tactics, and other important maneuvers in battlefield. As a manager a company commander manages his company’s civil and military supplies and grievance redressal of his men.

 

Leaders have qualities such as

  • Builds better cohesion among his teammates. Promotes goodwill among team.

  • Motivates and Inspires his team members.

  • Builds good connection with all team members.

  • Trains and teaches.

  • Orients team according to long-term and short-term goals which have to be accomplished.

  • A leader is a visionary, meaning he sees a long-term goal for organisation.

  • Leaders are sometimes people who challenge status quo.

  • They bring creativity and change to an organisation.

  • Leaders focus on bringing positive value to organisation.

  • They bring in both tangible and intangible changes which are good for an organisation. 

Read also 11 signs you are leader

Managers are people who provide efficiency to an organisation. They manage work and provide efficacy in an organisation.

If you watch football you would know Jose Mourinho, Arsene Wenger and Sir Alex Ferguson are elite managers. As said earlier goal is defined and managers promote efficiency like oversight of team performance, trading of players, best combination on field and most importantly winning UEFA champions league or EPL . They usually have authority which helps them override and take decisions at crucial time as and when required.

 

Managers have qualities such as

  • Usually work with authority.

  • Designate duties to members.

  • Monitor performances of team members.

  • Provides directions and advice when required.

  • Are usually those who execute plan and do the work.

  • Draws out a detailed plan with forecasting.

  • Managers are people who implement and produce tangible gains for an organisation.

  • Managers are usually task masters, members are the ones who work under the authority of Manager.

  • A manager is good at time management and effective communicator. 

Read also Leadership at workplace

Leaders and Manager both have their importance in an organisation. To put it in a laconic way, one outlines and leads to the goal/vision and other does the work required to achieve the goal/vision.

 

Hope it sheds light on the distinction between the two.

 

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Fastest and Best way to become a school teacher

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Teaching is a wonderful career. It provides one with an opportunity to contribute positively to society. They contribute in Nation building. As a school teacher provides for building strong foundation in terms of capacity, ability and moral character in students. Teachers build social capital of nation.

 

In our country they are respected for their role in society. Usually kept in high regards. School teacher, as a career choice can be a goal of many, motivations being

 

  • Respect in society

  • Good Salary

  • Authority

  • Responsibility

  • Relatively less taxing job

  • Get time to pursue leisure

Getting a teaching job requires certain certification and educational requirements which makes you fit/eligible for teaching preschool, primary, secondary and high school level.

 

In terms of remuneration

 

Becoming a school teacher is relatively easier than cracking a bank exam or any other aptitude based exams. In many cases government teachers draw upon more if not equivalent salary than entry level bank officer or SSC jobs. However, becoming teacher requires one to go through a process. This means it is more than just giving an exam and getting the role. It requires one to go through several stages to become a teacher. 

 

The article provides for fastest ways to become school teacher. Naturally a preschool or kindergarten teacher’s requirement would be different from high school teacher.

 

Keeping that in mind following are the ways :

 

  1. Preschool Or Kindergarten level,

  • A Graduation is required preferably in Diploma in Education (D.ed). A certificate in Nursery teachers training would get you into Preschool level teaching. (since many schools ask for it)
  • Another way would be to, on completion of 12th can go for Association of Montessori Internationale courses. In some course 10 + 2 is minimum requirement.
  • Salary of 30- 35 k monthly

 

  1.  Primary and Secondary level

  • Fastest way would be to pursue Diploma in Elementary education (D.el.ed). Would be of two years only. Can pursue after completion of 12th.
  • Although Bachelor in Education (B.ed) is recommended.
  • Should prepare for CTET (Central Teachers Eligibility Test). Clearing CTET, one can apply to contractual teaching jobs.
  • Upon qualifying CTET one becomes eligible. Further State board or Central board exam(DSSSB, KVS exam)  has to given to get employed
  • Can also give STET (State level eligibility) for state schools.
  • Salary of Government teacher through CTET route would earn 40-50k monthly.

 

  1. Higher Secondary (11 and 12th standard),

  • PGT level (Postgraduate Teacher)
  • Fastest way would be to pursue Graduation in Education (B.Ed). And masters in desired subject.
  • Clear the Central TET exam for higher secondary. Upon clearing you become eligible to apply for Central exams such as KVS exam, NVS (Navodaya Vidyalaya Samiti) etc.
  • Salary 50-60k Monthly.

 

A school teacher is the pillar on which the whole nation building process take place. Teachers are the important constituent in imparting knowledge with ethics. Certainly a career in teaching is fulfilling and desired for, if you you’re thinking to become a school teacher we can help guide you. You can also take the personality test to understand yourself better.

 

Ending with a beautiful quote,

Teaching is a very noble profession that shapes the character, caliber, and future of an individual. If the people remember me as a good teacher, that will be the biggest honor for me.”    A.P.J Abdul Kalam

 

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Top 5 absolutely free digital marketing certifications

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In age of digital marketing many businesses by being digital have established Global or National presence. The need to have substantial presence is the need of the hour. Since businesses have gone digital their marketing also has become digital.

 

Digital marketing provides for job opportunities beyond conventional marketing jobs. Your work would be using SEO (search engine optimization) tools to market better on digital landscape. This not necessarily requires salesman skills but an understanding of how search engines work and certain skills which are technical regarding promotion of business over the internet.

 

Digital marketing in India provides for modest earning if you are new to it or have just acquired it or are just entering the industry. This salary as entrant would be 25,000 INR monthly to an experienced person earning more than 1 lakh per month.

 

Here are top FREE certifications which you can get in Digital Marketing:

 

The certification provided by Google, is designed for entrepreneurs and new entrants to Digital Marketing. You can be assured of learning the basics of digital marketing. This can set your base for a good certification later.

 

Since Google provides certification, you can be assured its authentic.

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Alison is also another great certification platform where you can get certifications for free. However, you just have to sign up. It is a global presence and is one of the largest entity that provides free learning and free certifications.

 

Alison certifications are market relevant. You can look up for other courses.

 

 

A Digital Marketing course created by Sorav Jain provided by Udemy. Provides for 5.5 hours of video lectures on demand. Covers the basics of online marketing. You will also get a certifications at completion of course.

 

Since, this is a basic course you will learn the basics and familiarity with SEO, Analytics, etc.

 

 

It provides for free courses pertaining to digital marketing, blog marketing, SEO, email marketing, e-commerce marketing etc. It provides free e-book and have to pass an exam to get certified. The passing score is 50 percent and you can also retake the exam.

 

 

This marketing course is also absolutely free. Provided by MIT entrepreneurs collaborated to provide marketing certification and strategies. There are some courses for free whereas others are charged.

 

Hubspot is provides for courses which taught by marketing experts. A 5-hour course program which is absolutely free.

 

There are many other courses like Blueprint certification by Facebook, Digital marketing courses on edX, Linkedin Marketing courses etc. However, these courses are paid or require price payment for certifications.

 

The digital marketing course can certainly benefit your profile and make your resume credible, If you looking to enter digital marketing then such certifications can provide for foundation on which you can learn digital marketing.

 


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Google, Alison, Udemy, e-Marketing Institute, Hubspot

 

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11 Signs you are a Leader

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A famous quote to start with,

 

If your actions inspire others to dream more, learn more, do more and become more, you are a leader.”

                                                                                                                                                                          John Quincy Adam

 

Leaders, as the quote mentions are those who inspires others. Certain bit of positive connotation attached to the word. It gives a sense of hope and inspiration whenever the word is uttered or mentioned anywhere. 

 

What’s interesting is that word itself is associative and attributive. Meaning whenever you hear the word ‘leader’ either a leader pops up in your head or a quality. Example, it could be Nelson Mandela or Gandhi ji. A quality can also pop up in your head like self sacrificing/ responsible etc.

 

To have a better idea and to illuminate on what attributes do Leaders possess. Let us look at signs and attributes that are generally accepted as qualities that Leaders display.

 

Here are some of  general character traits and signs of leaders,

 

  • You are a Motivator

A leader is a person who generally keeps the morale of the team high. She/he uses persuasion and encouragement as tools to promote cohesion among her/his team. If you are a person who generally helps in keeping the morale of the team members high, also are good with persuasion. Then you are on right track.

 

  • You are in it with your team

You are leading from the front.  Leaders are good at decision making, in fact the best because they usually take up concerns of everyone and take long term interest into account. You  invest and decide on matters concerning operation and management of your team.

 

  • You feel responsible for your team

Great leaders think not as individuals but better as team or as a unit. You feel responsible for actions of their team and more when team faces loss. You show high level of accountability for their actions and their team. Leaders rule with responsibility less with authority.

 

  • You are creative and game changer

Leaders display creative tendencies and are usually not followers of organizational rules of authority. You are out of the box thinkers. Leaders create opportunities for others and build capacity of others. You are sometimes seen to even challenge established rules of society.

 

  • You build good relations

Leaders are individuals not concerned and not bothered by petty concerns of the mind. You promote general good behavior. Leaders never indulge in petty talks and malicious gossips.

 

Also read Leadership at workplace

 

  • You are love responsibility but understand authority

As a leader you like to command with responsibility. At the same time  you understand and respect authority by following it to the rule. You show high level of Discipline and Integrity.

 

  • You value people as ends, not means

Every Leader born or not, displays this character trait. You intrinsically value people. As leaders you will never treat them as means to achieve something. You value people. As a Leader you may or may not get along with people but you do not hold any biases towards them. You are generally good with everyone.

 

  • You are providers and nurturers

Leaders are drawn on their nurturing ability. Leadership allow a whole ecosystem of people to thrive and progress. As Leaders you provide help and assistance to those who are falling behind or those who are struggling.

 

  • You are a workaholic

All leaders are hard working individuals. Leaders work harder to bring positive change. However, you make time for people and other things. Leaders also are good with time management.

 

  • You are open to rational criticism

Leaders are open to criticism. In fact leaders learn from it and make changes. Leaders are open to ideas and criticism based on sound logic. Leaders know rational criticism helps one know weaknesses, which are otherwise ignored and gives opportunity to reflect and progress.

 

  • You are humble and express gratitude

Humble is a character trait shown by leaders. Leaders are those individuals who express gratitude whenever it is required. They are honest and firm in their actions with humbleness to account for.

 

Leaders are those people who stand up for wrong even if they are alone. They are honest in their expression. Leadership contribute positively to society to bring change for the better. They are those who sometimes misunderstood and hated for wrong reasons by the majority. So, these were signs which signify leadership quality in people.

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The NIIT University Experience: Campus Visit

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We are starting a new series of articles. Especially focusing on campus experiences. In this post, we cover our experience of NIIT University, Neemrana. Check it out.

 

Recently I and Bikram, the co-founder of Brainpundits, were lucky enough to be invited to visit the NIIT university campus. This post is about our experience there in the wonderful campus.

 

Beautiful Campus

 

As soon as you enter the vast campus of this recently built university, the first thing you notice is the vast number of trees around it. We are told that the whole land was once barren. And it has been an initiative by the campus itself to make it a green campus with trees all around it.

It is a sprawling campus full of passion and a vision of a strong future. The university, for now, mainly has programs related to engineering and management. As the courses range from B.Tech. to an integrated M.B.A. but after a conversation with teachers, there are plans to bring in later courses revolving around social sciences.

 

Seamlessness

 

The whole ethos of the campus revolves around one idea: Seamlessness. It means rediscovering the symbiotic relationship between nature and humanity. Not only the architecture of the campus signifies a reconnect with nature, as boundaries seamlessly mingle. But also, the spirit of seamlessness is within the faculty and students.

The infrastructure of the university is strong as it boasts hostels for both boys and girls. It is a residence university as the students have to live at the campus during their courses. A well-stocked library is complemented by curious students.

The university’s vision also features the seamless assimilation of students from NIIT campus to various big companies in the industry. It aims to fight the state of higher education in India. In a recent report, it was found that almost 80% of Indian graduates are unemployable.

 

Making things Right

 

The university aims to amend this by making the students industry ready right from the start. Courses here are research-driven, right from the start which makes it a unique place. Then there are individual research projects being headed by various faculty members on various topics.

At dinner, we meet and interact with some of the students of the university Their faces and thoughts are on the same plane with that of the university’s goals and vision. They are full of bright ideas and looking forward to their individual futures. But also mindful of the environment and how their actions affect the nature around them.

 

A campus to remember

 

Next morning, we wake up early for a little trek. The beauty of the campus is further magnified as one watches it from a hilltop. There we also plant two saplings, symbolising our connect with the place for futures to come. It is a tradition of NIIT University that every visitor plants a tree. It is a heart-warming gesture and one that we will remember for a long time.

If you happen to have some time from your busy schedule, then try visiting the university. It’s around 100 km away from Delhi and nestled around the Aravali hills. Your visit will definitely change the way you think about life and this world. Also the importance of sustainable living and education.

This is a first of kind blog post and we will cover more as we visit new and different campuses. Till then cheers and keep exploring yourself with Brainpundits!