Engineering is a large domain with lot of divisions and sub-divisions like Computer Science and Engineering, Electronics and Communication Engineering, Electrical and Electronics Engineering, Mechanical Engineering etc. Artificial Intelligence and Data Science are two new branches – subdivisions of Computer Science and Engineering. This list is very long and it is not true that every branch of study offers same number of career options. At times some branches are in high demand while some have less demand. Demand of a course may reduce in future when number of job opportunities reduces. Demand of a branch depends upon lot of factors including technological advancements, industrial growth, demand and supply ratio of employers v/s employees, etc. In this article, we are going to discuss some top engineering courses and its prospects considering aspects like job opportunities and placements.
Humanities and Social Sciences at IITs
Education is the process of moulding an individual to a good human being. Some of us may think that technology and science is the only domain which is necessary for the development of mankind. This is a wrong notion and a person must have basic knowledge about anything and everything. For technocrats with a degree in technology and science there must be a minor component of humanities and social science. Similarly for a social engineer, there must be a minor component of technology and science as well. Global technological universities like MIT and Stanford have a very strong department of Humanities and Social Science. As per 2014-15 THES university ranking in Social Sciences, Stanford and MIT are listed at first and second position respectively. On the other hand, in our country, the leading technology institutes like NITs, IITs and IIITs, do not offer much programs in the humanities and social science doamin. Students of humanities and social sciences are not eligible for an admission for course like MBA, MDes, and even LLB programs conducted by IITs.
Internet of Things – A cutting edge technology
The term “Internet of Things” or IoT was first used by Kevin Ashton in 1999 to define a system where the Internet is connected to the physical devices like washing machines and other domestic equipments. The core concepts of IoT are based on the computer network and are not new to the technical community. IoT can be defined as an advanced notion of communication between technological devices of all kinds through the internet. Now-a-days, almost every domestic appliance can be seamlessly connected to the internet to transfer data from one device to another. A “thing” in IoT can be a sensor to measure some parameter like pressure, a household appliance, a smart contact lens, a heart monitoring implant or any other object that can be integrated into internet by leveraging the developments in smart sensors, mobile technology, cloud computing, and miniaturization. IoT enabled devices can be identified and located and they can also collect, process, and exchange context aware data. An IoT enabled system can assist innovative applications in almost all sectors like mining, transportation, agriculture, logistics, health care etc.
ChatGPT - a powerful Chatbot for every needs
ChatGPT is an artificial intelligence based chatbot developed by OpenAI and ChatGPT is based on GPT-3.5. ChatGPT has a noteworthy skill to work together with conversational dialogue form and give nearly human responses. This model can answer questions, and assist the user for tasks such as composing emails, essays, and code. GPT is the acronym for Generative Pre-trained Transformer which is an autoregressive language model released in 2020, which uses deep learning to generate human like text. The quality of the text generated by the third generation GPT is so high that it is difficult to identify whether the text is written by a human being or computer generated. ChatGPT which is a neural network machine learning model requires limited amount of input text to generate large amount of appropriate and sophisticated information as machine-generated text.
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