Posts filed under ‘campus’

My life at Amplify!!

I always dreamt of being on a ship, away from home and exploring new places. For realizing my dream, I knew one thing for sure : I have to work hard and I have to get myself an International Business Management degree from a top notch Institute.

In course of my search for institutes offering International Business Management programs, I realized, there are only 12 institutes in India who offer such a course. After screening through various institutes, Amplify Mindware seemed to grab my attention. One of the reasons why I found Amplify as the most suitable option, was on account of its association with Bharati Vidyapeeth, which according to me, is a brand by itself. Also, Amplify seemed to provide a balanced mix of education as well extra curricular activities, which I felt would be an asset for me . I made an application to Amplify, and soon after, I received their e- mail, confirming my admission, based on my MAT score. I was was highly thrilled at securing this opportunity

Soon after joining Amplify, I developed a liking for its friendly atmosphere. One of the best things at Amplify were its various round-the-year events. Cultural events, quiz sessions, industry visits, participation in various national and international programmes……..all were fun at Amplify. Also I found that be it colleagues or room mates or be it faculty members or the canteen staff….we are all one big family..

Apart from this, I loved to be a part of the various competitions held at Amplify. I was a part of the National Presentation Competition, where we (Amplify students) stood fifth! It was a great exposure for me. The competitive experience was simply amazing!! I got to learn various things like how to present oneself and how to compete in a positive manner. These two things actually helped me to build my confidence which I proudly flaunt today. With a chance of participating in these events , one tends to leave behind ones introvert image and that is exactly what happened with me. Today I am a more confident person than before. All thanks to Amplify!!

As far as the faculty in concerned, I believe that they play the most important part in shaping one’s career. I just adore and love them all. I won’t be biased as to who is my favorite teacher because I think that all my professors are equally responsible for my growth and in making me more knowledgeable. I highly respect them all and think that Amplify faculty is incomparable!!

Wish to be a part of Amplify??

(Based on an interview with Kedar Gosavi, candidate for PGD International Business Management, Amplify DITM)



Share

Advertisements

May 31, 2010 at 8:11 pm 1 comment

An Amplifying Experience!!

With an honor’s degree in political science and substantial work experience to my credit, I had a plethora of options for pursuing my higher education. However my heart was already set on Amplify. I had visited the Amplify campus on an earlier occasion and had been impressed by the Institute…. from the size of the campus and the appealing architecture of the Institute to its residential accommodation, lecture halls and even the college canteen! In my mind’s eye, I could see that this is the place where I belonged.


When I was doing my graduation from Delhi. I used to hear people say that Pune is the “Oxford” of India. I used to find this hard to believe. I always thought of Pune as a large industrial city with all auto majors having their manufacturing units here…closer to being a “Detroit” than an “Oxford”! Yet, when I look back, I now realize how apt this tag of “Oxford” fits Pune. It is indeed a centre for learning, where numerous academic institutions create a kind of knowledge eco-system.

Amplify has a highly distinguished faculty and one big value-add that the Amplify faculty create for the students, besides conducting lectures, is finding opportunities for the students to participate in real-life scenarios…to experience and implement what they learn in the classroom. Take the example of our Institute Principal who taught us the basics of hotel management. As part of the curriculum, he asked to take up the college canteen as a project and apply our academic learning to improve the college canteen! So simple and yet so relevant. Our faculty would spend hours with us looking at our project work, guiding us on areas of improvement and teaching us value systems and work-life philosophy…..something that is so much more important than just bookish “gyaan”. You almost feel that the faculty is like an extended part of your family and that they really care for you .

What one learns outside the classroom is as important as what one learns in the classroom. At Amplify I got ample opportunities for both. I believe that, sometimes when you get into a fiercely competitive institute, you end up spending most of your time in the rat-race and perhaps learn only what gets taught in the classroom. But when you come to a place like Amplify, you have an opportunity for 360 degree self-development. I had the opportunity to participate in all kinds of college festivals, competitions, programs and other extracurricular activities. I got a chance to organize the HR conclave (attended by luminaries such as Kiran Bedi (IPS), Lila Poonwala (Alpha-Laval) and K.C. Chhabria (Finolex) and then of course the opportunity to re-create the college canteen I mentioedn earlier.

I felt that my experience at Amplify helped me to grow in many ways. I feel lucky to have been a part of BVP’s Amplify Post-Graduate course in Human Resources. And believe it has helped me prepare well for the challenges of life ahead.

Click here if you wish to be a part of Amplify..

(Based on an interview with Neeta Handa, Candidate for PGD Human Resources, Amplify DITM)



Share

May 19, 2010 at 5:29 pm Leave a comment

Graduation caps fly in the air!!

Joyfully tossing the graduation caps in the air, ex-students of Amplify Mindware made the most of their convocation day! The lanes of the Campus were filled with joy and laughter; every student seemed to be enthused about the ceremony. The maroon colored robes and caps stood out from the rest of the crowd.  The bright, almost gaudy color suited the mood of the occasion perfectly.

Where are you working? What’s your designation like? These were the typical questions that Amplify students asked their recently graduated friends. Almost all ex-students had bagged good jobs in leading companies in India. Professors of the graduating class were seen praising their students with pride.

After the ceremony, students had mixed emotions – some had tears of joy and happiness, from meeting their friends and the reality of being a graduate. On the other hand, some had tears of sadness rolling down their cheeks, from missing the strong attachments and bonding they had built up over the years at Amplify!!

Here is a video of an ex-student, Milli Bhaumick who studied Telecom Management. She shares with us the entire journey and the experiences of being at AMPLIFY MINDWARE.

Video: Milli Bhaumick.

Share

April 21, 2010 at 4:17 pm Leave a comment

The future of gaming in India

Online gaming is the newest addition to the gaming ecosystem in India!!!

Electronic gaming in India started way back with consoles & increasing PC penetration helped offline gaming to grow. Recently, Mobile gaming has gained a lot of traction in the marketplace and has also created an entire game development ecosystem of content developers and aggregators in India. The success of mobile gaming so far is being seen as an indicator of the huge potential for online gaming in India.

Online gaming in India is at a nascent stage in India, it has traditionally been associated with mainstream portals like Yahoo & MSN. For these, gaming has not been a focus area but merely another application for engaging users when they are looking for some entertainment.

However, all this is changing because of several market developments. There have been high profile launches of games and platforms such as Zapak.The international market has also woken up to the potential that India offers and global publishing giants such as Microsoft, Sony and Ubisft are setting up shops in India.

Interested in a lucrative career as a gaming artist? Find out what sort of qualities you need to make the cut!

What are the qualities of a good game designer?

  • Passion for games
  • An eye for detail
  • Good sense of concept & visualization
  • Good sense of composition, aesthetics & timing
  • Good sense of storytelling
  • Sound knowledge of colors & lighting
  • Interest to research & experimentation.

Careers in Gaming

Fit the profile of a good gamer? Find out what careers await you on graduating in this field…..


The Future of Online Gaming in India

The Indian online gaming market is at base level currently. Over the next 2-3 years some of the key developments would be:

Polarization of gamers: A momentous segment of online gamers would continue to be as informal gamers. These so called casual gamers, mainly adult males and females, will drive Online Gaming and take it to the next level. What would popularize online gaming more is that, the characters in the game would be named or characterized according to famous Bollywood or soap actors.  And talking about the professional players, they would build their own set of classified group and would move towards multi-player games. This section of classified gamers would use prepaid cards for payments.

Rise of the home gamers: Gaming from home will be big hit in regards to the rising broad band penetration and falling PC prices. Shadowed segment like housewives and older citizens will also be initiated. However, access by children would be regulated / monitored closely by parents; only a few set of games would be allowed. Due to this, youngsters would also be attracted to gaming chains for enhanced gaming experience, resulting in the prominence of organized gaming zones and merging of various small café chains to get into gaming to earn better revenues.

Growth in both PC & mobile gamers: The rise in number of subscribers and the replacement market for mobile handsets would help the mobile gaming industry to grow. The attraction of playing multi-player games and higher quality games would also attract a significant user base towards online PC-based gaming. There would be a growth in the unattended markets of consoles.

Wanna get your game on? Check this out!

Share

March 29, 2010 at 9:55 am Leave a comment

Another IT revolution!

According to the National Research Council, Information technology (IT) is on the verge of another revolution.

The use of Embedded [Networked] Systems throughout society could well dwarf previous milestones in the information revolution. These systems of embedded computers have the potential to change radically the way people interact with their environment by linking together a range of devices and sensors that will allow information to be collected, shared, and processed in unprecedented ways.

So, just what is an embedded system?

In short – one can understand it as a combination of hardware and software which together form a component of a larger machine.

An embedded system is designed to run on its own without human intervention, and may be required to respond to events in real time. Embedded systems are used in industrial machines, automobiles, medical equipment, cameras, household appliances, airplanes, vending machines, cellular phone, PDA’s, toys and many other devices.

And they are everywhere !

Peaked your interest?

Then get the latest career updates in this field.

Share

March 18, 2010 at 10:40 am Leave a comment

IT, Ireland and me…

A firsthand account, by Amplify student; Rohan Shaw, about his study abroad experiences via Amplify Mindware’s student exchange program in Ireland.

So far my days in Ireland has been very good. When I was heading to Athlone Institute of Technology(AIT), I thought it would be difficult to adjust with the people and might feel like the odd one in a new place. But things turned out to be very different from what I had anticipated. There are lots of International Students here coming from forty different nations.The people here are very friendly in nature and fun to interact with. Seeing so many Foreign students does not make feel left out.

I received a very warm welcome from the University’s International Office ,who helped me in getting acquainted  with the place. I was very thrilled when they made things easy for me by giving me a tour of the University Campus and a short tour of the town. They helped me in finding a suitable accommodation for myself and opening a bank account. It was very easy to adjust in a new place with the help of the International office.

The Professors here are very friendly and always eager to help. They are very patient and understanding and are always in the lookout to help weak students cope up with the rest of the class. The standard of teaching here is very high and since most of the professors teaching us have worked in the IT industry they give us real world examples in making us understand a topic. Overall the course is easy for us  as we have done quite a lot of programming and similar subjects at AmplifyMindware.


The campus is very huge and the sports facilities are excellent. All the major sports are played here and I actively participate in a few of them. The cafeteria is very big and serves a variety of items to choose from. There many things to get involved in here. There are plenty of events being organized every now and then. There is also an Indian Community here which organized the Diwali Celebrations, where I got an opportunity to interact with the Indian population living here. It was very different experience celebrating Diwali in Ireland and having Indian food for a change.

I would like to conclude by thanking AmplifyMindware for giving me the opportunity to pursue my further studies at AIT,Ireland and experience the lifestyle and diversity of culture. It is a very beautiful place to study in with a very warm  and friendly atmosphere and it feels great to be here.

Share

March 11, 2010 at 10:30 am 1 comment

Training the bottom rung!

As a fresher, just out of college – the corporate world can be daunting!

Nothing is ‘text-book’ familiar and you start to wonder, just what in the world you learned in college…..

For some of us, team-work, synergy, group-dynamics….. were concepts who’s definitions we memorized in management classrooms – yet only fully understood during a college game or competition…


Not everything can be learned in a classroom – and no one knows this better, than a fresher on her/his first day at college….

Given these odds – that freshers require intensive on the job training that prepares them for the job at hand – Amplify Mindware institute, works with various IT and Management organizations to provide comprehensive training solutions for fresh recruits!

Check out this 4 -step training programme, that the institute follows in its Fresher Learning Programme for corporates.

Got those first day of the job jitters?



Share

March 1, 2010 at 11:35 am Leave a comment

Older Posts


Connect with us

Hosted by imgur.com Hosted by imgur.com Hosted by imgur.com Hosted by imgur.com Hosted by imgur.com

Categories

Follow us on Twitter

Error: Twitter did not respond. Please wait a few minutes and refresh this page.

Recent Posts