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.
My name is Kartik Chauhan. I’m a student at NCU. I got placed at Capgemini as an Analyst.
It was one of the best moments of my life. Here, learning wasn’t just learning. It was more than that. The faculty here is one of the best I have ever come across. The faculty and the placement cell have helped us along every step. We were given practical knowledge about the corporate world and how to manage ourselves in it. They have trained us for every different scenario in the interview process. They had always supported us and lifted us when we failed. NCU helped me to lift myself to new heights, which I never thought I’d achieve.
I want to convey to my juniors that you have to come out of your comfort zone to gain success. Every single day you have to learn new things and applying the acquired knowledge in your real life, which will be helpful to you. NCU is genuinely an excellent platform for you if you want to succeed in your career.
We all are equal with different opportunities.
I am one of those fortunate students who got a great opportunity by my college for opening doors to success, which got me an internship at a prestigious organization during summer break in 2019 at Nagarro Bootcamp.
Though Bootcamp duration was less than a month, it was engaging and challenging, which lead us to a ginormous learning experience. As a selection process for PPO, we were given dozen of assignments, which followed with a final interview.
Now, I am part of Nagarro, and want to convey the most significant aspect of my journey is always to be aware of your surroundings and do not be afraid to ask anything.
I’d recommend everyone to look for internships of their interest; if you never try, you will never know how the industry works and what kind of work you will fall in love with. I would like to thank my university for constant support.
“Success is where preparation and opportunity meet.” Bobby Unser
“It will definitely come to you; It’s just you have to stay focused on your target, and you have to work on it with all your passion and belief.”
Being a Cyber Security enthusiast, I always had a great interest in performing small hacking tricks, I started devoting my time in boasting up the cybersecurity skills. In the sixth semester, I opted for cybersecurity as an elective course. The faculty is so promising here, they helped me in fixing manyerrors while working on improving my skills. I participated in Deloitte TechnoUtsav2.0, in which I worked with my team in a way that we made it to the finale and got PPI from Deloitte. Finally, by performing well in the interview, I got a Pre-Placement Offer from Deloitte. I am really excited and looking forwardto starting working with Deloitte.
There were so many ups and downs throughout, but that is the part of our life. My family was a constant support system, along with them the School of Professional Attachments and Faculty members of NCU helped me in staying motivated.
“Success is not final, failure is not fatal, and it is the courage to continue that counts.”
Life has been so much happening since the day I joined The NorthCap University. From being an average student, trying to cope up with the curriculum, to getting placed at Encore Capital Group, one of the biggest global specialty finance companies in the world, I’ve evolved tremendously as a person. I’m one of those who waited for a long time to get placed in a good company. Thanks to SPA members who made the wait, worth it.
I got rejected by a lot of companies, but with continuous flood of campus drives, regular PPIs conducted by SPA, and sheer hard-work, I was able to get into an organization, this great. Besides this, I have always been an active member of all the co-curricular activities like Bhangra and other opportunities provided by the university, but I never let it affect my goals. I advise all of you out there to be positive, to believe in yourself and not to fear failure. Don’t run from it, rather learn from it. That’s what I did. It’s all about consistency, right support and the will to achieve something which pays off. I would love to share this achievement with all those who were by my side; my Parents, Teachers, SPA members and at last, myself who helped me become the person I am today.
Opportunities do not come knocking on the door, we have to step out and grab them before they are gone, and exactly it was what I did by participating in TechnoUtsav 2.0 by Deloitte USI.
Walking down the memory lane, I still remember the orientation session conducted for the 2016-2020 batch, where I was introduced to CCTC – a contest designed to test the abilities of participants in the field of Cybersecurity. After completing my first two years at NCU, I got my chance to participate in the third year, and I have not looked back ever since. The competition was a journey in itself, and it was teamwork that helped us in completing all the challenges.
It would not have been possible without my team, and I will always be grateful to them for their enthusiasm and hard work. After competing in the finals, I got a rare opportunity of PPI, and I made sure that it got converted to a PPO. The life of an engineering student is never easy; one assignment after another, followed by exams. However, I feel indebted to all the faculty members for their efforts and endless knowledge, and they know how to bring out the best in students.
I don’t think mere words can define my heartfelt gratitude for my parents; they have always been supportive and respected my decisions. I can proudly say that I owe everything to them, and success is my way of thanking them for everything.
“Don’t let the fear of losing be greater than the excitement of winning.”
This became the fuel which made me put my best foot forward towards my placement process. I feel eternally grateful and overjoyed to start the new phase of my life at Fidelity International. It has been an overwhelming journey throughout and the amount of exposure I got here at NCU is unparalleled.
I’m thankful to all my faculties, SPA and everyone who supported me and believed in me, even when I did not. I have been focused and enthusiastic about Web Development and it is my sincere suggestion to find what you love and do it perfectly well, this is what got me through.
“Success isn’t always about greatness. It's about consistency. Consistent hard work and determination leads to success and greatness will surely come to you!”
This is the motto I have followed since day 1 at NCU. I got placed in Real time data services (RTDS) and I hope that it is going to be the first step of a fruitful career that I have always dreamt about.
It was a privilege for me to be a part of SPA by being an active coordinator over the course of my 3rd year. Before my placements, I had a remarkable experience with different placements drives that helped me prioritize on what things I need to focus upon for securing a good campus placement. Despite the failures, I kept on believing in myself and never lost hope and
always looked forward.
It was a remarkable journey to be a part of NCU. I would like to take the opportunity to thank my parents, SPA, all my faculty members and my friends at NCU for always guiding and supporting me to do my best and have helped me to come out of my shell with flying colors.
‘Success is where preparation and opportunity meet’.
I got a brilliant opportunity to intern at Fidelity International during my 3rd year of Computer Science Engineering. This was hugely facilitated by The Northcap University (NCU) and the School of Professional Attachment (SPA).
The 2 months I spent at Fidelity were nothing short of amazing. This period was packed with intensive learning and experimentation. I was working with the Innovation Garage which aims at solving complex business problems using emerging technology. The project my team and I worked on had a strong alignment with business stakeholders and gave usexposure to the FinTech industry and the unique problems they face. The internship culminated with demos and roadshows where we got to showcase our projects to senior
leaders at Fidelity.
I am extremely grateful to have received a Pre-Placement Offer by Fidelity. NCU and the SPA have played an immense role in preparing me for this golden opportunity and have provided me with unparalleled support and guidance.
“Try not to become a man of success. Rather become a man of value.”
Before joining The Northcap University, I was not sure what I wanted to do in life professionally, but somewhere in my mind, I knew that this was the place where I wanted to be.
Today, I can say that it has been one of the best decisions to be a part of this prestigious university.
NCU has given me an exemplary experience that will help me in all walks of life. It has empowered me and made me a confident person who is ready to take on the world in his stride.
I will be always grateful to my revered faculty members for they have been a beacon of light in my journey till now. I would like to express a special gratitude to the SPA members under whose guidance I got the opportunity to show the true worth of an NCU student.
This incredible opportunity was to be a part of NCR Corporation – A global 135 year old company and a leader in banking, retail and hospitality sector.
And I can proudly say that being part of The Northcap University has helped me become a man of value.
“Remember your dreams and fight for them. You must know what you want from life. There is just one thing that makes your dream become impossible: the fear of failure, which I left behind after being rejected from the previous placement drive’s technical interview round. On the day of the Capgemini drive, I was confident and was fully prepared with the technical subjects and all the projects I have completed so far.
The drive started with 3 rounds of aptitude test. We were allowed to appear for the third round only after clearing the previous two rounds. I was very happy to make it to the third round. After being shortlisted for the interview round, I knew that it was my day. The technical interview round was completely based on the technical skills mentioned in my CV and projects I have worked on so far. I answered all the questions confidently with a positive attitude and made it to the HR interview round, which was a general interaction to know me. And now, I’m the part of Capgemini.
I would like to thank The Northcap University for this opportunity, especially to the faculty and SPA for their guidance and support.”
I never dreamed about Success, I worked for it. 27th August, 2019 I can never forget this date in my life. I got placed in my dream company Fidelity International. NCU is the reason behind the tremendous change in my personality. I became confident, bold and expressive. I learnt how to manage responsibilities and studies all together.
I was the captain of Bhangra Society of NCU for two years, and I never let that distract me from my studies. This college gave me so many opportunities for dance as well as academics. The SPA Placement cell prepared us for the interviews and helped us work upon our weaknesses. I’m really grateful to God, my parents and teachers who were there for me in every situation.
“Magic happens when you don’t give up, even though you want to. The Universe falls in love with a stubborn heart.”
Each student has his/her story, mine happens to be filled with persistence, determination and optimism. My journey at NCU has been quite happy and appreciable apart from knowledgeable and enlightening. I always wanted something that would challenge me, a job that I could take across the world, and a career that would never get boring. Cut to the present day, and there is no more daydreaming. It has been an exciting and anxious journey from preparing for aptitude tests to make it for group discussion to clear HR as well as technical interview. It was definitely not a smooth sail getting into Deloitte but keeping your calm is the key! There was a moment where I had a fear of rejection, but I gathered all my confidence and cleared all the rounds to get placed in my dream company, Deloitte.
I’m so grateful to my parents, teachers and SPA for emboldening me, always being willing to guide me in the right direction and to extend their hand-holding support.
Honestly, there is nothing that can be done two days prior to score an interview but consistency, hard work, persistence and dedication will make your journey beautiful and eventually, everything will happen all of a sudden and you’ll be thankful that you didn’t give up. Believe that!
The ultimate goal is to arm yourself with knowledge, everything else should be secondary. While my life has revolved around this statement, I want to express the essence of taking a step back at every moment of success in your journey and appreciating yourself for a second. It’s these moments that help you realise in important times, what you’re really worth. I say the above because we all join college with major goals and aspirations for ourselves. For some it’s to achieve impeccable grades and do a valuable master’s degree while for many others it’s to get a job at their dream company. While this process can be daunting, fortunately for me, my crowning jewel of college life was when I blocked a placement with BYJU’S by the support of the School of Professional Attachment of The NorthCap University. I am humbled and honoured to have been chosen for one of the world’s most valued ed-tech company.
My success has been a combination of hard work, confidence, self-development, an immense amount of support from my peers, teachers and my family. My advice to my fellow students would be to be keeping your head down and stay in the grind, be patient and always believe in yourself if you know you’ve put in your best. Try to be part of the journey rather than the outcome and you’ll surely make it to the Promised Land.