CSE : Success Stories
I always dreamt of becoming a pilot, and along with that I also had an interest in technology. So after my graduation as an IT engineer from NCU, I decided to go to New Zealand to train for my Commercial Pilot Licence (CPL). Even though aviation and engineering may seem different, there is a lot of engineering aspects which have to be learned during the course of becoming a successful pilot, and having such an education puts you at an advantage. Along with it, the non-education qualities that a college teaches you also makes a difference in how you present yourself. I am thankful to NCU for giving me such an education which not only helped me in my CPL course, but also to help me achieve laurels, recognition and awards during the course of my training.
“The motivation to learn the logic behind the existence of technologies served as a reason for me to take up engineering at The NorthCap University (NCU – formerly known as ITM University) in 2009. My inquisitiveness has always propelled me to explore the realm of programming, and in the pursuit of my desired career as a programmer, I decided to join Computer Science undergraduate program.
As an undergraduate, I had a penchant for artificial intelligence (AI), machine learning, algorithms, distributed systems etc. and along the way, NCU helped me tremendously by offering all the required resources to learn my areas of interest.
Building on the strong foundation laid by NCU in software development, I chose to amass in-depth knowledge by walking down the MS path at Syracuse University (SU), New York. After my first year at SU, I got a chance to accelerate the research progress in the field of AI at United Nations, NY to have automated customer service for UN service helpdesk team.
After graduating from SU in 2017, I joined Qualcomm to contribute to the development of new technologies like 5G, CV2X (Cellular vehicle-to-everything communication to improve automotive safety, autonomous driving) etc. Prior to working with Qualcomm, I had actively built my career working with Dell International Services in a variety of roles.
The NorthCap University is a great place suited to one’s intellectual development. I’m a proud alumnus of NCU, and I have deep gratitude for the professors and classmates who helped me along the way.”
I personally find myself an opportunistic person as everything in my life had some relevance in shaping me as an individual and as a professional. Being at NCU in computer science department, gave me pathways to develop not just as an engineer but an all-round personality with great learning and growing environment. The attitude that had developed in the University had helped me in my professional career and that has aid me to work both with startups and MNCs across various business domains. Currently, I am working with Mckinsey and Company as a Tableau Developer solving business and data challenges which is my area of interest. The journey of NCU has led me discover to be a social technical helper in the long run and solve problems of society through exponential technology.
An MBA with diverse work experience in IT industry. Pursued masters from Great Lakes Institute of Management, where was a part of Dean’s list.
Travelled for onshore projects in parts of Europe, Middle-East & SE Asia.
An Entrepreneur, started own venture; “Mondo Infotech” with couple of college mates in 2013, attracting clients in the very nascent stage.
In university, was the Founder & President (2011-Graduation) of “Society of Programming Languages” (SPL). Lead plethora of events & was a part of core team of multiple Annual festivals.
This added to new horizons of skills like people management, negotiation, crisis management etc.
A coder, developed 4 Windows Phone apps, where one of them crossed 2 Lakhs downloads. Microsoft Certified Professional & Google Analytics certified.
A writer (having personal blog) & a sports enthusiast (into swimming, football, badminton etc.).
A decent percentage of credit for all of the above goes to my alma mater; ITM University which me shaped me and helped me achieve all this.
EY has always been my “dream company”. The brand name was more than enough to keep me motivated. First round is the shortlisting of CVs, then comes the Aptitude round. The Aptitude test for EY has 3 sections: Verbal skills, Computer programming and Logical reasoning. I prepared for it very seriously. After I was through the Aptitude round, then came the GD(Group Discussion) round. We were given a topic and anybody could initiate the discussion. It’s always a plus point for the person who initiates, so I took the initiative and was active throughout the discussion. A person should be “crystal clear” about his/her thoughts and should never stutter. Once through the GD round, I faced an HR interview which also included few technical questions. Then I was called for the final big interview, that was the technical interview. It is the most difficult part of the selection process and can stretch even upto 50 minutes sometimes.
Always keep your technical basics clear. Never try to be fake. Portray the “real you”. Be confident. Always answer smartly. Most importantly, lead the conversation !
I would like to thank the SPA team and our teachers for such dedicated efforts.
I am a proud undergraduate student of The NorthCap University, Gurgaon. SOET at NCU has given me enormous opportunities that have not only helped in shaping my personality but have widened my horizon as well. SOET has also played an integral part in terms of my professional growth. The relationship between the faculty and the students is very cordial; which facilitated my learning in an amicable environment. Active student clubs, participation in cultural events and activities have all contributed to creating amazing memories I will cherish throughout my life. I would also like to thank the SPA cell at NCU for providing me with continuous assistance and grilling sessions for the placement process, without which I wouldn’t have been able to bag such an amazing recruitment opportunity.
Patience, inspiration and moral support have always played a great role in my life and lead me to places that I dreamt of, and according to me these factors can redirect any person who wants to do something meaningful. Since my first day of the college to the day when I was placed in ORKASH, I believe that loads of phases actually turned me into an aspiring engineer who is very inquisitive to learn about new things and technology.
That curiosity, enthusiasm and the agenda of never giving up helped me to get this opportunity to be an employee at ORKASH. That feeling of being placed in a reputed company where I can showcase my qualities and enhance my skills , thus going to a better direction which I always wanted is so overwhelming.
I would like to share my experience with the interview process and my hiring experience at ORKASH. ORKASH is basically a Cognitive Computing and Artificial Intelligence Data-sciences company creating intelligent-systems for applications in Business Intelligence, Open Source Intelligence (OSINT), Consumer & Brand Intelligence, Forensics, and Operational Risk Management.
The placement drive started with the hiring team briefing us about the company and thereafter introducing the job profile and description to the applicants. It was followed by an aptitude test containing general aptitude as well as technical questions mainly based on JAVA. Shortlisted Candidates attended their interview round at their office itself. There were 5 technical rounds in which the questions were based on JAVA and I was asked to write codes for the given exercises in each interview. Then selected candidates had to meet the HR MS.SHILPA SONAL which was the next and final round and it was generic where she introduced me with the ORKASH family and the working environment . Then in the last ,the shortlisted candidates had to meet the CEO of the company, MR. ASHISH SONAL and it was a brilliant experience having a discussion with him .
Altogether it was a wonderful experience to be a part of this process and thereafter getting placed in this company. I am actually proud of myself by not giving up throughout and getting this overwhelming opportunity to achieve this.
I am looking forward to experience a new phase of my life and continue going into a much better direction.
Beyond words can express, I would like to thank my family, faculty members and SPA for their wonderful support throughout this journey.
I got campus placed in Deloitte recently, I now take this opportunity to thank everyone who has been a part of this Incredible Journey! First and foremost,I would like to appreciate all the efforts the University has taken in making this dream come true.
I would like to personally thank the School of Professional Attachment(SPA), for providing me an opportunity for the Deloitte placement process. I would also like to express a special token of gratitude to all the faculty and management of the University in imbibing the requisite soft skills, which proved to be very crucial during my Interview.It was because of the special efforts of the curriculum designers, it was so easy for me to clear the case study round!
My whole Interview was associated with Networking and Cyber Security Domain, hence this testimonial would be incomplete without referring how indebted I am to the elective courses which are being offered by the Computer Science department.
What i believe is the key to success is being absorbent to knowledge in every situation.Just grasp the opportunities that you are getting and act like a sponge in all situations!
The journey from entering into the college to getting that offer letter has been unlike anything I could’ve thought of. Looking back, it has been a long road but I was seldom alone in that journey. It goes without stating that without certain people, and experiences, it is very likely that I wouldn’t be in such a pleasant situation as I am in today.
I was lucky to find a mentor and guide in one of my favourite teachers early on in the 2nd semester. She still advises me today and to her, I am most thankful. Over the course of the years, as I got to interact with more and more faculty, I learnt that all of them have precious experiences and knowledge to offer. In such a way, I always had people to consult for taking any decision. This, majorly, was the reason I was able to (often) differentiate between the right and the wrong way.
There were certain experiences too that shaped my thinking and prompted me to take a certain decision or path. At times, teachers imposed deadlines and at other times friendly competition among friends was the driving force, but I carried on. One thing that I learnt along the way was to be able to learn new things by myself and with speed. This has enabled me to provide an output many times when giving an output would be considered an uphill task.
Deloitte is a big name in itself and is the dream company of many students of our university. Deloitte was the first company to come for the recruitment process. The aptitude test was taken right after the pre-placement talk and I cleared it. After a few days the campus drive took place. The first round was the group discussion round. We were divided into groups of ten students each and were presented with a case study. We were given five minutes of reading time followed by ten minutes of discussion. After this we had to present our thoughts to the moderator through a presentation. We were given sheets of chart paper and we had to use it as a prop. After clearing the group discussion we had the interview round. I had two people in my interview panel. They made me comfortable and asked me to walk them through my resume. I started with my achievements in ASQ with which they were very impressed. My interview was more of an interaction about ASQ and my internship project. At the end they asked me if I had any question for them. I started enquiring about the different aspects of the job profile. After the interview the result was announced and I had grabbed the opportunity. It was a wonderful experience to be a part of this process and I would like to thank all faculties of Dept. of CSE and SPA for their continuous guidance and support throughout the journey.
I am really grateful to the faculty of NCU in shaping my career in software development. It was quite a journey from NCU to NYU. I always to wanted to work as a programmer and at the same time build a strong foundation in computer science. This motivated me to pursue masters and come to U.S. to achieve my goals. At NCU , I worked on my skillset and worked on amazing projects .All the projects that I worked on ,are tokens of pride , where I learned a lot. Through sincere hard work and immense support from our amazing faculty , I came to U.S. and was able to live my dreams.
At NCU, a student gets a chance to explore and build a strong foundation in the field of his/her choice. I did the same and I believe every student at NCU will get a chance to succeed in life.’
Manav was always fascinated with computers and numbers, so becoming an engineer was a natural choice for him. After having an enriching school life, he sought to ensure that his alma mater provides the right combination of conceptual education and industrial hand-on experience to be skillful and employable.
At ITM, Manav’s thoughts received expert direction from the knowledgeable and approachable teachers and lab staff. Soon enough, he was translating his ideas into flow charts and then to software algorithms. He could express his perspective in debates, contribute to inter-college events and even play cricket on an amazing pitch. Four years at ITM taught him how to adapt to situations and solve issues with least amount of resources.
Today, Manav is a financial services industry expert who advises C-suite clients on business and technology strategy for their organization. He specializes in digital business strategy, internet of things (IoT), fintechs and core business applications for insurance companies. Manav gets quoted in media and academic research for his findings and industry outlook.
I feel highly proud to have NCU as my Alma Mater. College has shaped me and many more individuals such that they are doing wonders wherever they are employed right now.
I heartedly thank NCU for providing me opportunities and wings to fly. This led me to be part of Fidelity international and now settling for MBA at one of the leading institutes of the country. This wouldn’t have been possible without the hardwork of esteemed professors, diverse peer group and an extraordinary staff.
Thank you NCU.