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Embedded System Careers: How lucrative are they?

How lucrative a career choice is Embedded Systems???

Let’s find out…

Today, for anybody entering the field of software, it makes great sense to choose a career in embedded systems as there is no dearth of opportunities. It also gives immense intellectual satisfaction to work on the development of embedded systems because you work with the core of the system very near to the hardware without any barriers. The systems that you build touch the common man’s life. You write software to control appliances like washers, dryers, refrigerators and cars. But, you can also work on higher-end systems that control robots,  move huge machines and automated factories.

The Embedded systems field is poised for huge growth worldwide. In the consumer segment alone there are 2 billion embedded devices expected to hit the market every year. This provides a huge opportunity to various organizations to come up with new and innovative embedded products.

Companies like Bosch, Siemens-VDO and Delphi are leading names in Automotive Electronics – which is the discipline dealing with  embedded systems for vehicles. Similarly, companies like General Electric, ABB and Siemens are engaged in building systems for industrial automation and process control which use embedded systems. These companies also build embedded systems which control railway signals, car assembly lines, mills, petrochemical plants, bottling plants, pharmaceutical factories – the list goes on and on.

Defense services use embedded systems in guided missiles and for detecting incoming enemy missiles and aircraft. In Medical Electronics, embedded systems are used in monitors, scanners, radiology machines used for chemotherapy, diagnostic equipments and critical systems like pacemakers, ventilators and incubators. Thus embedded systems cover a broad range of products.

The international markets for product development in embedded systems alone comes to about $ 75 billion(Rs.4 lakh crores). Meeting this high demand requires highly trained and competent professionals. Organizations like :

– have invested substantial amounts in product development and R & D. Training and Development of skilled personnel in this area have become one of the crucial challenges for Indian policy makers.

So how do you go about getting trained for such a lucrative career opportunity? Read on….

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April 3, 2010 at 12:47 pm 1 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.

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

Job Opportunities in Embedded Systems

Enablers of smart devices which make our lives so much easier, professionals trained in Embedded Systems Technologies are a rare and highly sought after group in the recruitment marketplace. Considering the vast scope of the field, ranging from telecom to medical to consumer electronics to aerospace, the demand for embedded systems engineers for product development and application, will continue to grow in the years to come.

Realizing the growth and promise of embedded systems in day-to-day life and the need for trained manpower in this promising area, BVU-Amplify has launched a Bachelor of Science – Embedded Systems.

Embedded Systems is an exciting field for gifted professionals who have a sound knowledge of both hardware and software. Keeping this in view, BVU-Amplify has designed this Bachelors program with equal emphasis on the architecture, design and programming of both hardware and software. This will enable graduates to face any challenges in the design and development of state-of-the-art embedded systems and products. The curriculum includes a module on advanced embedded design & research, specifically focusing on each of the technologies in embedded domain.

Wondering about what sort of degree you’ll get on graduating with a degree in Embedded Systems?

Graduates of this program will find work in almost any industry including

  • Consumer Electronics
  • Aerospace
  • Telecommunications
  • Product Manufacturers (for Medical, Defense, Manufacturing and others).

What are the different career paths I can have in Embedded if I take up the domain?

One can take up various roles within Embedded systems, these include:

  • Hardware designer
  • ASIC designer
  • Board Support Package developer
  • Protocol development engineer
  • Developing industrial automation solutions
  • Customized device drivers for a particular device
  • Embedded Systems Developers/Designers/ Engineers
  • Product Designers, Engineers and Architects.

Get more updates on this field and download a free researched document on career opportunities in Embedded systems!!!

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March 24, 2010 at 3:36 pm 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?



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

Campus life at Amplify Mindware

Want to know what campus life is like at Amplify?

Here’s a glimpse :

On a typical college day – as an Amplify student- you will stroll to those morning classes under this Bharati Vidyapeeth University’s entrance arch.

Being affiliated with one of the Nation’s largest multi- disciplinary  campus universities, is one of the major plus points of being at student at Amplify Mindware

The campus environment, is lush green, spacious and a pleasure to stroll through during class breaks

Amplify Mindware is situated in BVU’s college of Architecture

Classes generally run the entire length of a day – so be prepared to study, study, study!

Be sure to try out the food at Amplify’s terrace restaurant!

After class you could wander around this college city of Pune, home to thousands of other college students – and therefore a hub of entertainment and excitement

Or head to the library for some research, if you’re the studious kind!

And finally when the day is done….. you can retire to an on campus hostel …. and call it a day!

Peeked your curiosity?

Then check out career options on graduation…..

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March 1, 2010 at 10:59 am Leave a comment

Who’s coming to campus?

At this time of year, most graduating students have one single agenda.

Getting that C.V. in order and vying for every campus placement opportunity that comes along…

At such times, it’s reassuring to know if your College can draw big organisations to campus…. and with them, those lucrative salary offers and plush office environments.

Last year, around this time – check out the big guns that arrived at Amplify Mindware, BVU

Let’s not forget that the 2008-09 placement season was calamitous for the entire Indian academic community. Even the IIMs and IITs were not spared. The IT industry put up a “frozen” façade, with few recruiting at all!

Management schools just about remained afloat in such tough competitive circumstances.

Despite the odds – Amplify got home-run after home-run, with companies recruiting Amplify students despite recession. Around 80% placements were done prior to the season ending.

The trick was – Innovation. Here’s the game -plan the institute followed:

  • Focus on Niche -areas : Amplify identified very fast the sectors which were really providing placement opportunities in this tough season (Telecommunications, Insurance, Pharma and KPO), and focused very closely on them, dipping straight into the honey-pots instead of just buzzing around. The result? – Amplify’s technical students were quickly lapped up by these companies!
  • Focus on specific geographical areas: In coordination with Amplify, a leading multinational company created a brand-new special “branch management trainee” scheme under which students were offered a fast-track position to work from their hometowns and grow the company’s business in these areas. Companies find it difficult to get professionally trained personnel to work in small towns – so Amplify provided the students – and it was a win-win situation for all involved!
  • Prep students well: Amplify students undergo a continuously revised, balanced and rigorous program that ensures a thorough understanding of management concepts. Students hone their existing managerial, leadership, team, analytical and interpersonal skills through various ongoing assignments. Workshops on career counseling, business etiquette, group discussions and interview skills, verbal and non-verbal communication skills are a regular feature at Amplify.

So, that’s three reasons more for why Amplify is a good choice if you’re looking to secure a job on graduation!

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February 25, 2010 at 12:35 pm Leave a comment

What’s special about your college?

So, most of us have some sort of sentiment attached to our respective colleges….

Sometimes its the cafeteria sandwiches that we remember, other times, its that one amazing faculty member that made college seem like a second home – and most often its that group of friends that you practically live with for four years and then one fine day you all part ways and sort of grow up!!!

So, during my 11th and 12th years of Science in St. Xaviers, Mumbai – I was a Xavierite – AND BOY – did I take pride in it!

Strutted around campus every morning, feeling like I was the cat’s whiskers and there was no better place to be.

But after HSC it became clear that the world was much larger …. our college gang parted ways and after the initial manic efforts to stay in touch… we sort of move on!

Now, I’m at a new college (Amplify Mindware), with a new set of friends, another special faculty member that makes college feel like a second home…. and a whole new set of career options in the IT field available to me.

Andddd…. believe it or not a new identity!!! Here’s a riddle to discovering it…

What’s a circle, triangle and square at the same time….

Keep watching this space to know why the college chose this identity…

and feel free to share…. what is your special college identity???

December 25, 2009 at 6:24 pm Leave a comment

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