Before the British rule, education in India was imparted in gurukuls, madrassas and paathshaalas. They were centred on religion, literature, logic and mathematics and made significant contributions to our educational system. Modern education, however, was introduced in India during the colonial era, mostly to serve the concerns of the British.
As the demand to carry out the administrative work grew, the British concluded that it was a lot cheaper to educate Indians than to get Englishmen for the same work. For this purpose, they began educating people in India. But it was accessible to only a small section of people. Education was deliberately kept out of reach of the masses and scientific and technical knowledge wasn’t taught so that the British could rule India for longer. Caste and gender discrimination was highly prevalent and literacy rates were abysmally low.
Post-Independence, making education accessible for all became a priority and it was the efforts of our Indian reformers that education has come a long way since then. One such eminent personality was Maulana Abul Kalam Azad. Fondly remembered as Maulana Azad, he was independent India’s first Minister of Education. He laid the foundation of education in independent India and because of his countless contributions, his birthday- 11th November is observed as “National Education Day”.
Maulana Azad was a humanitarian, a scholar, prominent journalist and a freedom fighter who was a firm believer of democratic and secular values. He gave prominence to educating the rural population and girls and recognised the role of engineers, technicians, doctors and skilled workers in moulding a new economy.
It was under his leadership that the country’s first IIT (1951) as well as the University Grants Commission (UGC, in 1953) was set up. He pushed for more adult literacy as well as free and compulsory education up to the age of 14. His national programmes gave a boost to construction of schools and colleges, enrolment of children in schools and diversification of education.
Since then, continuous efforts have been made to make affordable education accessible to all. Time and again, several committees were constituted and schemes such as the mid-day meal (1995) were introduced. The Right to Education Act was enforced in 2010, making free and compulsory education a fundamental right of every child aged between 6 and 14. Institutes and colleges are often provided land at subsidised rates and scholarships are introduced to reach out to the weaker sections of the society.
Maulana Azad was a visionary whose work in the field of education continues to inspire many even today. It is the efforts made by him and many others that the literacy rate which was once 18% in 1947, stands at 74% (2011). The number of primary schools grew by three times in 2001-2002 and number of universities increased from 27 (1950-51) to 254 (2000-01).
In an address in 1948, Maulana Azad said:-
“We must not for a moment forget, it is a birth right of every individual to receive at least the basic education without which he cannot fully discharge his duties as a citizen.”
Carrying this vision and legacy forward, Jahangirabad Institute of Technology strives to work towards the betterment of the society by making quality and affordable education a reality for all.
We wish all our readers a Happy Indian Independence Day!
The rise in demand for content across different platforms (films, television and digital media) has opened up many avenues for the youth. Youngsters today prefer to take up off-beat roles with a creative bent. While many choose to work in the limelight as actors, news anchors or RJs, there are those who prefer to work behind the scenes, as a part of the production team. One such important part of which is video editing. Find out how can a Video Editing course help get employed?
When you watch a film or any video, do you ever wonder how smoothly one scene transitions into another? Or how well the background music fits into a situation? That is what video editing is all about. It is not just cutting out the unwanted parts out of the raw footage. Rather, it is an art of storytelling which requires creativity and an eye for detail.
Thus, video editing can be understood as the manipulation of raw footage captured digitally to turn it into a compelling video. It is an important pillar of visual media such as films and television shows. Video production however, is a tedious and challenging process irrespective of the medium and involves three stages:
While idea development, scripting and the initial planning is covered in pre-production, post-production is the stage where all the different elements are pieced together to achieve the final results. Video editing falls in this division and is often called the backbone of post-production. Before computers came into the picture, editing was done using video tapes where numerous video clips from different tapes were recorded on a new tape in the desired order. This was called linear editing.
Today, video editing is done digitally, using computers and specialised software and is known as non-linear editing. Some of the most commonly used programs are:
• Adobe Premiere Pro
• Final Cut Pro
• Sound Pro
• Live Type
A video editor is responsible for using these software to create a gripping video. They work on a number of things to produce content that is worthy of being broadcast on multiple mediums. This includes blending video footage, audio mixing as well as graphics and visual effects. As a video editor, you will be working on numerous projects that will range from advertising commercials, public service announcements, documentaries, films, TV shows, videos for digital media and so on.
Video editing is one aspect that can either make or break your content. Even if something is not well shot, good editing is still capable of turning it into a stunning work of art that invokes emotions in the audience. Whereas a badly edited film will turn out to be a disaster, no matter how brilliantly it is captured. As a career path, it is a promising one, apt for tech-savvy people with a knack for creativity.
Jahangirabad Media Institute offers a diploma course in non-linear editing that helps students to develop an in-depth understanding about the nuances of video editing. Right from the basics of editing to preparing a portfolio- our hands-on course offers industry relevant experience to the students.
There was a time when radio personalities were considered to be announcers and nothing more. It was only after 1999 that the popularity of radio shot up and the ‘announcers’ came to be known as Radio Jockeys (RJ). With the arrival of FM/AM channels, they became celebrities and enjoyed popularity among the masses. Even today, radio is much loved among people because of the Radio Jockeys and their craft of bonding with the listeners. This also explains the sharp increase in the number of radio channels in the country. So, do you want to know how to become a Radio Jockey (RJ)?
This rise in number of channels has opened up the doors to new opportunities for the youth who are interested in mass media. A career as a radio jockey (RJ) can be a fascinating one and if you happen to be someone with a quirky personality and who loves to talk, this might just be the right career path for you.
However, one thing to keep in mind is that it’s not all fun and games. In fact, the job of an RJ is a very responsible one. They don’t simply entertain the masses by hosting music programmes or playing music but it is also up to them to inform and educate the people about important as well as regular events such as traffic updates. They also conduct interviews with celebrities and known personalities.
Tips on how to become a Radio Jockey
Being an RJ is a talent based profession and much of it will depend on your skills and personality with your voice being the most powerful tool. But besides a pleasing voice, there are certain other skills that you must be adept in, such as:
An RJ’s only connect to the listeners is their voice. How the listeners relate to the show will depend on what they say and more importantly, how they say it. Thus, it is important that RJs have a strong command over language as well as the subtle art of voice modulation. It also helps to create an environment that suits the different moods of the show.
RJs are humans as well and sometimes they make mistakes on-air. Moreover, radio jockeying is an interactive profession and live calls and music requests are a part of most radio programmes. This at times results in awkward situations and having good improvisation skills and presence of mind are a must to smoothly handle them.
An RJ has to be diplomatic when tactfully covering up a mistake or dealing with difficult live callers. It is important that RJs do not lose their cool. Improvisation is necessary but not in a manner that is offensive to the listeners.
RJs often have to write their own scripts. While it isn’t necessary to be an expert or to prepare a word-to-word script, one should be able to come up with new ideas and a basic outline for the show. This also leaves room for a more natural flow.
Being an RJ is nothing like a routine job. You might have to host shows as late as 11:00 PM in the night or even as early as 6:00 AM in the morning. Hence, it is important to be flexible with timings and be comfortable with working at odd hours.
In India, there aren’t many specialised radio jockey courses available. The three month certificate course at Jahangirabad Media Institute seeks to cover this gap by offering a course that is structured on industry insights and relevant
If you are looking to become a camera person, a certificate course in cinematography might be an ideal option for you. Like diploma courses, certificate courses train you in a specific skill but are they less comprehensive in structure. The time taken to complete a certificate course is much shorter – usually one year or less. Of all the academic courses out there, certificate courses are the shortest and least expensive course of study. They are most suitable for professions that demand practical knowledge more than a full time degree or diploma. Jahangirabad Institute of Technology offers a variety of courses that last for over three months, one of them being a certificate course in cinematography.
Let us try to understand what is cinematography. It is a term widely used in film-making. It is the process of creating motion picture photography. It is an art that forms the basis of the whole process of shooting a film.
The person responsible for shooting a film is known as the cinematographer or the director of photography (DOP) and works in coordination with the director of the film to achieve the desired results. The cinematographer is also in-charge of the camera and lighting departments and takes all the critical decisions regarding how the movie should look and feel.
The word cinematography finds its root in the Greek word kinema, which means ‘movement’ or ‘motion’ and graphein which means ‘to record’. Together they mean ‘recording motion’. Its history can be traced back to the 1830s when moving images were created on revolving drums and sticks. The earliest surviving motion picture was a film titled ‘Roundhay Garden Scene’ by Louis Le Prince. The move was shot on paper film in 1888 in Roundhay, England.
Nowadays, movies are recorded and disseminated digitally. This is called digital cinematography and has gained dominance in the last few years. The movies are captured on digital devices such as a flash drive and are distributed through hard disks.
Even today, the common people have a very vague idea about cinematography. They often mistake it to be all about camera movements. But this couldn’t be further away from the truth. More than just about camera motion, cinematography is the art of evoking emotions in the audience. The essence of cinematography lies in some important elements, such as:
- Camera angles and Lens
- Camera Movements
- Framing and Shot Sizes
- Depth of field and Focus
All these factors must complement each other to create the desired impact. Even the slightest error in deciding upon the combination of time, lighting, speed and camera work can spoil the visual appeal of the movie. Therefore, the cinematographer needs to study the script very minutely before they can work on the lighting and camera framework.
One important thing to understand here is that cinematography at its core is photography. So, it is important to develop an understanding about its essentials such as aperture, exposure, shutter speed, etc. Anyone aspiring to become a cinematographer must keep it in mind.
Jahangirabad Institute of Technology offers a three month certificate course in cinematography. Our comprehensive course structure covers the all basics of cinematography and is most suitable for those willing to make a career in this field.
With so many news channels flooding our television screens, news anchoring and reporting is coming up as a rewarding career option for those who are fascinated by Media and Journalism. The field is quite lucrative for those who seek recognition or have the knack for digging out news and presenting it on camera. Both the job roles i.e. News Reporter and News Anchor, are very important to a news channel and have their own significance in determining the success quotient of the organization. Here’s taking a brief look at the job descriptions.
A News Anchor is someone who presents news from inside a studio. Also known as news presenters or news readers, they may or may not be working journalists. Although sometimes they are required to present news from outdoor locations in case of important events.
News Reporters, on the other hand, have more of a field job. They have to go around searching and collecting news and their work is quite challenging in comparison to that of a news anchor. A reporter must have the skill to identify news and for this purpose, they have to stay in touch with numerous sources who can keep them informed as soon as something news-worthy takes place. They may even have to travel or attend events like press conferences to report on the latest happenings.
For those aspiring to become a news anchor, one must be well versed in the art of talking or public speaking. And while the job may seem easy on paper, it is in reality, quite a challenging one. News anchors often have to face tense and uncomfortable situations and thus having the skills to deal with them tactfully becomes a necessity. Additionally, they are also the representatives of the channels and serve as the link that directly connects them to the audience. This means that one must be able to maintain their composure no matter what the circumstances.
Despite the difference in their job profiles, both – news anchoring and reporting are demanding professions that ask for a lot of responsibility. Anyone aspiring to be successful news anchor or press reporter must possess certain skills. For starters, good communications skills and confidence are a must to start building career in this field. Moreover, both of them should have in-depth knowledge of subjects such as politics, history, sports and global affairs, besides having a charming personality.
Jahangirabad Media Institute offers a short-term certificate course in news anchoring and reporting to help you excel in your dream job. Our courses are perfectly designed to suit industry requirements and can be pursued by anyone who wishes to become a News Reporter or News Anchor and make a career in Media and Journalism.
Since these professions are based on practice more than theory, we follow a practical course structure that gives you hands-on experience in various real-life scenarios. Besides the basics of new anchoring and reporting, our course lays special emphasis on voice modulation, body language, voice over, speech training on diction and pronunciation.
Get in touch with us to get more details on eligibility criteria for admissions, course curriculum, teaching methodology, and job opportunities in this segment.
Polytechnic courses are a boon for the youngsters who are looking to give their careers a quick head start. Best understood as short diploma courses, Polytechnic courses at Jahangirabad Institute of Technology impart specialized vocational education in technical streams such as engineering, science, technology, media and so on. These are short duration courses, aiming to make students employable in 2-3 years.
Recognised by AICTE, Jahangirabad Institute of Technology has a wide spectrum of diploma and polytechnic courses to offer, that can help students to imbibe the knowledge and skills necessary to excel in their fields and get employment soon after.
As compared to mainstream technical and engineering programs, polytechnic courses have shorter course duration and a more affordable fees structure. But these are not the only reasons behind the popularity of polytechnic courses. They are fast emerging as a more popular choice among young aspirants for the multiple benefits they offer. As with any other technical field, polytechnic courses also rely on a practical approach more than theory but here the need for an application-oriented approach is much greater because these courses take less time to complete than the regular programs such as a degree course in Science, Arts or Commerce.
Polytechnic courses at Jahangirabad Institute of Technology include programs in different engineering streams such as a diploma in civil engineering, computer science & engineering, electrical engineering, electronics & communication engineering and mechanical engineering. Our courses are a blend of practical applications, hands-on experience and theoretical knowledge so that students are able to gain in-depth understanding of the concepts. Our focus is to ensure that the students are able to strike the right balance between skills and knowledge. It will transform them into confident and competent individuals, ready to adapt to the changing work environment and face the challenges of professional life.
Polytechnic courses are also perfect for those students who wish to start early. The minimum eligibility requirement for admission is High School or Grade 10th level and the preparation for the same can be started from grade ninth itself, so that the student is better prepared for the entrance test conducted by the technical board.
Those who hold polytechnic diplomas often find themselves in a better position to seize job opportunities as they are often considered more adaptable and flexible than those who pursue regular courses. The course also opens up countless avenues for individuals seeking self-employment opportunities and for those who wish to continue their studies further, a polytechnic diploma improves their qualifications to secure admission into the 2nd year of an engineering course. All the aspirant needs to do is appear for an ESET exam.
In today’s cut-throat world, polytechnic courses are an ideal yet less competitive choice for students, opening up several opportunities that lead towards a promising future and career growth.
One of the toughest educational programs, B. Tech is all about commitment and hard work. Crazy study schedules, deadlines, intense study sessions and brain racking exams – are all a part of an aspiring engineer’s life. Here are some life hacks or tips for engineering students at Jahangirabad Institute of Technology, Barabanki, Uttar Pradesh.
When you begin your life as an engineering student, getting accustomed to the new environment can be quite a bit of a challenge. The people & the atmosphere might be completely different from home and striking the right balance does not come easy. Add to that the tight student budget that you probably will be living on.
Hence to ease your worries, besides the ‘work hard and study smart’ rule, here are some other pro-tips you can follow that will help wade your way through student life:
Recognise what you need
Engineering students have to deal with a range of technical and conceptual material. There are a lot of ‘hows’ and ‘whys’ to be understood rather than just memorized. But first begin by understanding what you need for comprehending the material – is it more practical applications & exercises to understand theory or more visual representations of data and formulas.
If you follow a monotonous study pattern, getting distracted is quite easy but it is very detrimental for your academics. Hence, to stop yourself from losing focus, set up small goals and create incentives for yourself for accomplishing them.
For example, if you have a particular topic to revise, set a timer for the task and once completed, reward yourself by treating yourself with your favourite food, listening to music or any activity that you like.
Switch up the environment
Studying in the same place daily dampens productivity as well as creativity. Try exploring other places that are convenient and help you focus, such as a library or a park or any place of your liking that motivates you.
Give your morning alarm a boost
If you are always late for class, here is a pro-tip – set your alarm and place your phone into an empty glass beside your bed before you sleep. It may seem silly but does work. Placing your phone in a glass creates an Echo Chamber Effect, which boosts the sound of your alarm. The loud noise won’t let you over sleep or miss your class.
Use your phones smartly
Ideally, gadgets should be put away when studying. On receiving a notification, many cannot resist going through it and the next thing you know, you have wasted hours scrolling through apps. If putting the phone on silent doesn’t work for you, download a self-control app. These apps block the other selected apps/sites for a time you specify to ease distractions.
Beating the summer woes
Hot weather can really hamper productivity as high temperatures hinder in the normal functioning of the brain. If your hostel room gets too hot during the afternoon, hang a wet towel on the window of your room or door. You can also wrap a small, wet towel on your head. This hack will make the weather cooler and maintain a healthy internal body temperature.
Make your health a priority
This is should go without saying but with so much going on around, neglecting your health becomes very normal. So, make sure that you sleep well, eat well, get enough rest and engage yourself in a hobby or activity of your liking to manage stress levels.
These are some simple hacks or tips for engineering students at Jahangirabad Institute of Technology that will help improve focus and eliminate distractions and with some trial-and-error, you can easily find the methods that work for you.
A world of possibilities
Perspective & Exposure
Masters of Business Administration (MBA) is one of the most highly popular courses among students. It offers an ideal blend of theoretical and practical knowledge that helps the students develop managerial and intellectual skills and irrespective of the field of graduation– whether it is arts, commerce or science – anyone can pursue MBA from Jahangirabad Institute of Technology, provided they meet the basic requirements.
More than just about landing a job with a handsome pay, an MBA will prepare you for a world that has turned into a globalised village and become multi-cultural in every sense. It is a post graduate program that will help you get familiar with numerous facets of business like economics, accounting, operations, marketing, communications, finance etc.
And it to keep up with all this, it is necessary to step out of your comfort zone and constantly challenge yourself. For this purpose, pursing MBA from Jahangirabad Institute of Technology, Barabanki can offer multiple advantages in terms of overall learning and development. It helps students work on their inter-personal, decision-making and managerial skills, thereby grooming them to become leaders in the corporate world.
Our faculty members are strongly devoted towards providing the right education and possess experience spanning across years and have travelled all over the globe. Students can thus be assured of learning the best values and practices that will enable them build a strong foundation – both professionally and personally.
As mentioned above, anyone who fulfils the basic criteria can opt for the program and the belief that it is necessary to have done a business course as a part of your graduation is just a myth. In fact, a majority of the students in business schools are engineers and even lawyers, teachers and doctors pursue the program. Having such diversity in classrooms creates a conducive learning environment that encourages innovation and development of intellect, attitude and teaches how to deal with people from distinct backgrounds.
Giving things a better perspective, here are some more reasons why pursuing MBA from Jahangirabad Institute of Technology, Barabanki can be beneficial for you:
- Better career opportunities: MBA offers the scope of specialization in many fields. This considerably broadens the scale of job opportunities for a student.
- Greater potential for growth: An MBA from a top B-school starts his career from the mid-management level and is more likely to go up the ladder to higher positions.
- Helpful for those seeking a career change: For those transitioning from a different industry, an MBA allows you to understand the ins and outs of the business industry.
- Develop good business acumen: Students are presented with unique challenges that require them to deal with current issues and apply latest management techniques. This gives them a larger insight of the real world.
- Build a solid corporate network: Who you know is just as important as what you know. The friends you make today may go on to become business leaders. So it is essential to build a strong network.
- Better Pay Packages: This is quite a known fact that an MBA degree brings a greater pay package with it.
With grit, determination and work hard, your choice to opt for MBA from Jahangirabad Institute of Technology, Barabanki can do wonders to unlock your potential and lead you on the path of success.
Most of the students don’t pay attention to this, but if we look around us, engineering is everywhere. Right from the basics – the water we drink, the food we eat, the roads and the cars we drive to the planes we travel in – it is all thanks to an engineer. They build the world we live in and as economies and societies evolve, they work towards simplifying its growing complexities and shaping a better future. That is just one perspective of answering the question: Why should you opt for B. Tech as a career option? Read on to learn more…
As a career option, engineering is without a doubt, a demanding field. It is a constant work-in-progress field of study and you will have to build it up with experience. There will always be challenges to be faced, problems to be solved and questions that need to be answered. But if you are a curious soul who has often toyed around with the idea of how things work and like to seek practical solutions to the real world problems, then this might be your dream career.
However, if you are still unsure, here are five reasons to convince you that engineering is the right choice for you:
For the creative souls
Contrary to popular belief, engineering is not solely based on logic. Rather, it requires a good level of creativity. Engineers are basically innovators who come up with unique ideas, build new things and provide solutions to the problems the world faces on daily basis. And simply relying on logic doesn’t suffice. In fact, the more complex a problem, the more creativity is needed to solve it.
Having an objective approach, problem-solving & analytical skills along with the ability to think logically are the most sought after skills in any profession. Pursuing engineering changes your thought process, makes you an adept leader & builds strong decision making skills so that you can provide practical solutions to problems.
Greater career opportunities
The scope of Engineering education or the B. Tech degree from Jahangirabad Institute of Technology isn’t confined to one industry. Within the trades or branches available, you can explore various fields such as Civil Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Electronics & Communication Engineering, Computer Science & Engineering, etc and pick a specialization of your choice, which means that career options are endless. You could opt for a field job or an office job– it’s totally up to you. In fact, due to such a universal skill set, a lot people holding important managerial positions in large MNCs today come from engineering backgrounds.
Contribute to society
There is always a ‘feel good’ factor when you know you have contributed positively to the society. If this is something you are passionate about and want to be a part of creating something for the world, then there is no better profession than this. The best part is that as a qualified B. Tech or engineer, your work will be out there for all to see in tangible forms.
There is a reason why engineering education is one of the most sought-after educational programs, especially in India. Engineers are one of the highest paid professionals, globally. If you are someone who wishes to work for highly reputed organizations and companies or simply wants a financially secure future and aren’t afraid of working hard for it, a degree in engineering is right match for you.
Engineering is a broad field which can be divided into several specialities, each requiring distinct abilities and knowledge. Each specialization also offers diverse career opportunities in fields that go beyond engineering.
At Jahangirabad Institute of Technology, Barabanki, our objective is to provide industry and research appropriate education that works in favour of the overall development of the students’ personality.
Jahangirabad Institute of Technology offers B. Tech and Diploma in Engineering programs in Civil Engineering, Computer Science & Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Electronics & Communication Engineering and Mechanical Engineering. Along with a highly qualified and dedicated team, we have sophisticated and modern laboratories and workshops where students are encouraged to work on study-oriented & lab-oriented projects.
Being an engineer is in no way simple, but if you’re out there in search of a fulfilling career, then this might just be it for you.