Future Proof Your IT Career With These Skills

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This era of digital transformations is changing technology and business landscapes. One industry that is changing as fast as technology is the IT sector. The job titles, job descriptions, and expectations in the field are also changing. Employment in the computer and IT sector is predicted to grow from 7.4% to 13% by 2026, according to a study conducted by the Federal Bureau of Labor Statistics.  Here is a list of skills required to future-proof your career in the Information Technology sector:

Technical Understanding

Like every other sector, being successful in the IT industry also requires you to possess expertise with technical tools and protocols. Some required technical skills are programming skills, OS familiarity, cybersecurity, and networking and firewall skills among many others. IT colleges in Gujarat and other states focus on teaching their students these essential technical skills with the help of their dynamic curriculum.

Hands-on Experience

The best way to understand and work on your technical skills is to get hands-on experience. This will help you to not only understand subjects you are studying but will also expose you to new aspects of IT. Always aim to become a “jack of all trades” since it will give you an edge over other candidates during a job interview.

Business Understanding

To be an effective leader in the Information Technology sector, it’s important you also understand how a business works. You must possess the skill to translate between IT and business skills. In other words, you must understand business priorities even as an IT professional.

Project Management

Efficient leadership, teamwork, and team management are few skills that can make a huge difference to your IT career. This means mentoring your team, understanding their pain points, and utilizing their strengths for the organization’s benefit. Focus on enhancing your team’s skills with the help of training sessions and workshops.

Being Compassionate

Interpersonal skills, initiative, drive, and empathy for the end user are all skills that will help your organization. This means listening to your customers and trying to beyond your job description. Going beyond what is expected of you will showcase you are built to be an effective IT leader.

Possessing Endurance

As mentioned above, the IT industry is constantly changing resulting in new problems that need solutions. Viruses will never be a non-issue. Updates that shut down systems will keep happening. Without the ability to persistently go after the same issue you may find the IT industry to be more challenging than you like.

Ability To Improvise

You will need to improvise more than just conversations in this field of work. Sometimes, you will need to improvise solutions as well. You may witness that prescribed solutions simply refuse to work. When something like this happens, the only way out is to come up with a solution of your own.

There will be times when the IT industry will be extremely overwhelming. However, with these skills in your bag, you will witness your career reaching new heights. If you are someone who is looking to find success in this dynamic industry, ensure that you study from one of the best university in Gujarat or another state. Top IT institutes design the

Three Most Misunderstood Facts About Hospitality

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Career opportunities in the hospitality industry are growing at an exponential rate. In the year 2017, the hospitality industry provided employment to 41.6 million people in India. By 2018, this number is expected to rise to 52.3 million.  Working in this industry can lead to a fulfilling career path. With many people are currently employed in this customer-centric industry it’s surprising how many misconceptions surround this industry. Let’s look at the top three myths about the hospitality industry.

MYTH # 1: You Don’t Require Specialised Training To Excel In This Industry

To be successful in the hospitality industry you will need to develop conceptual skills, interpersonal skills, and technical skills. Developing these skills requires training and constant learning. The best university in Gujarat and other states have curriculum’s that focus on teaching their students all the skills they require to be successful professionals in the hospitality industry.

Myth # 2: Hotel Management  & Hospitality are the Same Things

The hotel industry is a small part of the hospitality industry. The tourism and hospitality industry also includes aviation, cruises, theme parks, event management, restaurants, transportation, and more. All these sectors of the hospitality industry require different skills and sometimes completely different degrees.

Myth # 3: Hospitality jobs are for the uneducated

This is perhaps one of the biggest misconceptions about the hospitality industry. It is far from the truth. To be part of hospitality management courses, aspirants go through a rigorous process that starts with a written exam, followed by a group discussion, and finally an interview. This process is a testament to the fact that highly educated and dedicated professionals are a part of this industry.

Careers in the hospitality sector are dynamic, challenging, fulfilling, and lucrative. If you are aspiring to break into this sector and are willing to work hard, you’ll find your place in the industry.

Reasons To Be A Part Of The Hospitality Industry

5_oct_Auro_blogThe hospitality sector in India has provided employment to 41.6 million people in the year 2017. The number is expected to rise to 52.3 million by 2028. If you are aspiring to make a career in the hospitality sector, then your first course of action should be to enroll for a hospitality or hotel management course in Surat or other cities. However, if you need a little more convincing, this article gives you all the reasons why working in the hospitality industry is an excellent idea.

  1. Explore Your Creativity

It’s common knowledge that the hospitality industry is people oriented. However, it’s also creative. As a hospitality professional, you create unforgettable customer experiences. Your creativity can flow in the food you make and the travel itinerary you design among others.

  1. Your Door To The World

The hospitality industry exists in every country and your skills are transferable. This means you can move to a new country and explore a new culture and new people while holding a lucrative hospitality job. There are various hospitality management courses that will help you develop an understanding of the hospitality industry in a global context. This will help you find career opportunities overseas.

3. Unlimited Scope To Grow

Unlike other professions, you won’t be stuck in one niche in the hospitality industry. You can move from a reservations manager to a travel operations manager. Alternatively, you could stay with the same employer for years and yet explore new job responsibilities.

  1. Clear Career Path

There is a clear set of educational qualifications accepted across the map for the hospitality industry. There are many institutes you can choose to pursue a hospitality degree from across the country. 

Springboard, your career in hospitality with a degree from a good hospitality or hotel management college in Gujarat or other states across the country. AURO University School Of Hospitality offers various hospitality management courses that have the best curriculum across the country.

Light Up the Room..

ImpressionWhen you talk in front of a group, do you “light up the room”? Or do you struggle to inspire people?

Having charisma is essential for creating a good impression in these situations, and it is something that you can learn.

Charisma is a collection of traits and behaviors that make you appeal to other people. The word comes from the Greek word “charis,” which means “grace” or “gift.”

“Live within; be not shaken by outward happening.”

Sri Aurobindo

A person who is charismatic believes in being happy internally and is exceptionally engaging, likable, trustworthy, and, in many cases, a bit “magical.” Larger-than-life personalities like Sri Aurobindo, Mother, Martin Luther King, Oprah Winfrey, and Sir Richard Branson have all been known for their charismatic personalities.

Charisma and Power

Charisma is a form of “referent power,” which social psychologists John French and Bertram Raven identified as one of the five bases of power. Referent power is a power that you have because other people like and respect you.

With that in mind, remember that charisma can be misused. Don’t use it to manipulate others into doing something that is against their interests.

Developing Charisma

Charisma is nothing more than a set of traits and behaviors that, when put together, turn you into a magnetic, engaging personality. Plenty of research shows that you can learn and perfect these traits.

For instance, studies have shown that leaders who are willing to endure hardship are seen as more charismatic by their teams, and people who have a positive outlook are more likely to have charisma. Also, what people choose to say can affect how charismatic they are.

A common misconception about charisma is that it is closely linked with physical attractiveness. Although this can help you to be liked in some situations, it’s certainly not a requirement for being charismatic. Ultimately, beauty is only skin deep. Your actions and beliefs can matter far more to thoughtful people than how you look.

Let’s look at some of the best ways to develop a charismatic personality

  1. Body Language and Presence

Body language and “presence” are important aspects of charisma. Without saying a word, the right body language can transmit strength, warmth, and likability.

Start by standing up straight, with your shoulders back and your head up. Good posture not only makes you look confident and in control, but it also makes you feel this way!

Presence is a bit different from body language: this has to do with the quality of your attention. When you have a presence, you devote all of your attention to the person you’re with, and you don’t let your mind wander to something else. You give yourself, and your attention, solely to that person.

Do your best to stay in the moment and stay aware. You may be surprised by the impact this has on your relationships!

  1. Helping Others Feel Good

Sincerity is incredibly important in developing charisma. People will notice if you’re just “going through the motions” or are giving out insincere compliments. Make sure that you stay authentic as you work on your skills.

Charismatic people make others feel great. Instead of focusing on their own success, they spend a great deal of time and energy trying to lift others up. By helping the people around them, they create an environment of positive energy that others are naturally drawn to.

You can also help others by becoming a mentor, by coaching less-experienced team members, and by practicing random acts of kindness.

A genuine smile, when appropriate, can also help to make people feel good.

  1. Emotional Intelligence and Empathy

There is a strong link between high emotional intelligence and charisma. Leaders with high emotional intelligence are aware of their own emotions, as well as of the emotions of those around them. This awareness allows them to stay cool under pressure and give people what they need emotionally.

Empathy is an important part of this. When you’re able to understand other people’s perspectives, wants, and needs, you open the door for greater understanding and connection.

  1. Self-Confidence and Assertiveness

Charismatic people have confidence, and they know how to be assertive.

Start by building self-confidence. You can do this by using your strengths more at work, by setting and achieving small goals, and by developing the knowledge and skills that you need to do your job effectively. Also, develop your public speaking skills, so that you can speak clearly and confidently in front of a group.

Assertiveness is slightly different. When you’re assertive, you communicate your wants and needs, while still respecting the wants and needs of other people. When you’re assertive, you show personal power, but you use this power with kindness, respect, and dignity.

It takes time to develop charisma, so pay attention to several areas. Look at developing charisma as a personal journey, and focus on one area at a time.

Veena Vaishy


Auro University

Be A Master At Event Management With Wizcraft M.I.M.E

6 JuneEverybody wants to celebrate achievements and special occasions, across every city, region and country. This is why the event industry plays a preeminent role in creating eventful experiences for both corporate and personal occasions. The dynamic nature of this industry requires equally dynamic and enthusiastic professionals that can design and execute memorable events.

The best way for students to learn the skill sets required to succeed in this industry is to learn from the masters themselves. Therefore, Auro University collaborated with Wizcraft M.I.M.E., an educational venture from India’s leading Event Management agency – Wizcraft International Entertainment Pvt Ltd.

Our Post-Graduate Diploma provides every student with a strong foundation of various skills required to successfully manage conferences, exhibitions, sporting events, festivals, and personal events. The course will consist of a wide range of event management activities to our students to provide a holistic learning environment. Students will gain immense amounts of knowledge and skills from industry experts, celebrity entertainers and game changers.

The curriculum is designed according to international standards and comprises of case studies, simulations, new-age event design, creative technology, best practices and delivery of excellence. Our students will also be given internship opportunities across diverse areas to enhance and strengthen their learning and skills.

After our students have completed the course they will not only get internship opportunities with leading agencies, they will also be work on prestigious regional projects and receive industry-recognised accreditation.

Learn from the masters, and become a master at events.

I, Me and My Teen in Social Media


Adolescence is a time of unprecedented cognitive and physical growth and vivid experiences of new ideas, feelings, and ambitions. It’s a period of intense learning and development, but it is also a high-risk period for impulsive behavior, and for the onset of mental health and substance use disorders. It’s not unusual for young people to experience “the blues” or feel “down in the dumps” occasionally.

Unrealistic academic, social, or family expectations can create a strong sense of rejection and can lead to deep disappointment. When things go wrong at school or at home, teens often overreact. Many young people feel that life is not fair or that things “never go their way.” They feel “stressed out” and confused. Today’s teens see more of what life has to offer — both good and bad — on television, at school, in magazines and on the Internet. The high need to communicate and share feelings and emotions is a dominating need and necessity in today’s life. That too by being accepted the way we are. With that expectation social media became a best platform for the unhappy and restless teens.

Social media dramatically changed the way we communicate, socialize, and make and maintain friendships. While there are benefits of living in a digital world, there are also risks. Today’s youth miss out on critical social skills development when they spend the majority of their free time connected to and interacting through a screen.

It’s easier to make statements on a screen that would otherwise be difficult to verbalize face to face. And disjointed shorthand conversations can easily result in misunderstandings. It doesn’t help that digital communication occurs at a rapid pace, one that is difficult to process at times.

One report by the Royal Society for Public Health in the UK surveyed 1500 young people, ages 14 to 24, to determine the effects of social media use on issues such as anxiety, depression, self-esteem, and body image. Their findings show that YouTube had the most positive impact, while Instagram, Facebook, Twitter, and SnapChat all had negative effects on mental health.

While these findings might make you want to delete all social media apps and ban your teen from any digital communication, avoidance isn’t the answer. A better bet is to understand how and why your teen uses social media, stay connected, and know what to look for if your teen shows unexplained emotional changes.

The Upside of Social Media

 There are some positive aspects of social media. It’s important to remember that teens are hardwired for socialization, and social media makes socializing easy and immediate. Teens who struggle with social skills, social anxiety, or who don’t have easy access to face-to-face socializing with other teens might benefit from connecting with other teens through social media.

Teens in marginalized groups—including LGBTQ teens and teens struggling with mental health issues—can find support and friendship through the use of social media. When teens connect with small groups of supportive teens via social media, those connections can be the difference between living in isolation and finding support.

How to help your teen navigate social media

Believe it or not, your teen does want your support and guidance, but it can be hard to strike a balance between helping and trying to fix everything. Follow these tips to support your teen:

  1. Ask questions

Teens need autonomy in their lives, so micromanaging their online use can backfire. The best thing parents can do is engage with their teens. Ask which apps your teen uses the most often and why. Give your teen the space to tell you about the benefits of social media.

  1. Model appropriate behavior

Modeling is very important during adolescence. When parents follow their own rules and stick to their own boundaries, teen learns important lessons in self-care and setting limits.

  1. Talk often

Talk about your own experiences with social media. Have you ever experienced envy when scrolling through your feed? Have you accepted a friend request that turned out to be a fake profile because you didn’t take the time to look? When parents share their own experiences and talk openly about the highs and lows of social media, teens are more likely to open up about their experiences.

A connection is a key when it comes to parenting teens in a modern world. The single best thing you can do for your teen is making time for face-to-face connections and simply be present.


-Veena Vaishy


Auro University

Supporting Entrepreneurship In India

India for the first time moved into the top 100 in the World Bank’s Ease of Doing Business global rankings. The recent surge in entrepreneurship in India is a clinching proof of its huge enterprising potential. However, there is still a lot of untapped potential among people especially youth. If harnessed properly, this potential can result in the creation of a lot of new businesses, some of which can transform themselves into large and well-established organsiations. A huge chunk of growth in entrepreneurship is coming from five industries namely health care, education, retailing, financial services, market research, and logistics. In each of these industries, entrepreneurs are exploiting opportunities in both business to business and business to consumer segments. To be more specific, a lot of start-ups are emerging in health technology, financial technology, online retail, education technology and analytics. However, the pace of creation of start-ups is low based on global standards. Despite showing promise to accelerate the growth of start-ups, India is saddled with problems like regional and sect oral disparity, inadequate support systems and wrong perception about business. We have a situation where some states are developing rapidly in terms of creation of start-ups whereas some Cities are lagging behind in terms of creation of start-ups. A large percentage of start-ups have been created in Delhi, Hyderabad Bangalore, Chennai, Mumbai and Kolkota.

Based on a joint Study conducted by report by NASSCOM and Zinnov across various states in India, Bangalore, Delhi/NCR and Mumbai have been found to be the key start-up hubs. Simply put, India is facing problems that fall in four categories namely psychological, human resources, infrastructural and monetary. While the infrastructural and monetary problems in India are slowly reducing, the psychological problem and human resource problem still persist and are strong deterrents to entrepreneurship. The monetary problem has been reduced to some extent with the availability of two major funding options namely venture capital and angel investment. However, these two funding options have largely catered to a few industries like information technology, bio technology, e-commerce, health care and mobile & telecom. The infrastructure problem has been reduced to some extent with the support system developed by the government. However, the problem is that infrastructural facilities have not been spread across uniformly in India. The psychological problem and human resource problem has to be tackled effectively so as to promote entrepreneurship.
The psychological problem and human resource problem are related to entrepreneurial propensity and entrepreneurial potential.  To tackle the psychological problem, the first step to be taken is to create awareness about entrepreneurship.

The awareness should be such that it should dispel the myths and misconceptions about entrepreneurship, which obviously leads to a higher propensity in individuals to start and operate their own businesses. This in turn would make educated youth of the country to become job providers rather than job seekers. The human resources problem can be effectively tackled by strengthening the education and training programs in entrepreneurship.  An action oriented education with a focus on developing a curriculum that helps students to develop entrepreneurial propensity and entrepreneurial potential will solve the human resources problem pertaining to entrepreneurship. The growth of entrepreneurship in India depends to a large extent on its ability to surmount its the four categories of problems namely psychological, human resources, infrastructural and monetary.

Dr. C.Venkata Ramana,
Associate Professor,
School of Business,
AURO University

IT – Rainbow of Technical Life

IT – Rainbow of Technical Life

1With the advancement of human race, has led to many revolutions and discoveries among which technical revolution has changed the way of life and took world and human races to a different dimension. With emergence of technical revolution in the 20th century, have led a new way of thinking and doing tremendous amount of tedious work within fraction of time, doing smart work in just one click. Let it be whether typing a text to weather forecasting, reading news to publishing an article. You name any field and IT is there. Today it has become a basic need and necessity. Here today we are to talk on “Recent Trends in IT” or emerging trends in IT. Every morning you wake up, what do you need- A cup of Tea, Coffee, Warm water and the answer is a Big NO. We want to check our mobile phones first and Boom more of it we want to check missed messages on WhatsApp or Facebook for upcoming birthdays, messages from the known, tweet by our Honorable Prime Minister, Actresses, international trending people and many more. Actors, actresses, our grandparents, milk man, newspaper wala, politicians, everyone is on internet for socializing over the Internet. It has become a need symbol to carry a smart phone rather “iPhone” and spend hours with it. 2

All these renovations and innovations have come from Mobile Computing as we have shifted from carrying big laptops to carry a small smart box with us for not only socializing but also for medical, studies, reading etc. this has also led to development of many mobile applications and services and it has opened wide path for employment options too. Everything on the internet is available in just one click whether its laptop or desktop and that the product of web designing which have made our life so easy for searching and entertaining that we need nothing if we have an Internet Connection. When we the technology is so easily available and advancing why not to make our living smart by upgrading to Smart City and IoT. Trust me its fun switching on your gadgets at home even when you are far away. And then comes in security with IoT, Internet, Cloud Computing and all aspects of using machine and communicating over them.

3We need to protect our data and contents from people spying into our system and peeping into my personal life. The only way to secure it is apply data security, cyber security and also hacking can be Hi-Jacking and Hi-Joking. Also today we are happy and enjoy to see what you searched on commercial site getting displayed everywhere. Isn’t it a fun? Yes it is and sometimes No also as it collects our data using Data Mining which can be used wisely and cunningly but can be threatening too. Again security protects us from bad things being done to us. Technology has brought in many impact good as well as bad but its effect can be managed by us. Its in our hand to control technology or technology controls us. With this concept comes Artificial Intelligence where now we were controlling the machines to help in every phase of life as assistants, Expert Systems, Prediction Machines, money dispenser machines and many more uses.Now comes the era of building smart cars, smart houses to the smart cities as everything is turning smart.4

Between this entire scenario how can we forget the data that have actually revolutionized the computer systems to upgrade them with very high storage capacity, building Data Centers everywhere and costing and paying so much for customer’s profile, users profile and what not. For this, the need definitely is Database System that keeps and stores our data for a very longer of time, in proper format and makes it available whenever needed. We have been storing so much data everywhere and all types of it. Now what to do them? The answer is start utilizing them to study the trends, finding the highest hits, most sold product and on and on. Let’s analyze them statistically to improve the market of everything being sold on the earth. In all this discussion we have forgotten an important factor how do we do all this task from DBMS to AI? 5We do make everything available using programming the computer and application using high level languages sometimes even low level languages are needed to build something from the scratch. How about building a gaming app? A fitness app? A friendship app? And the list never ends. For this we have python, Android, Java, .Net, J2EE, JavaScript, HTML and the never ending list. The options are available like a platter of yummy food to choose from all you need to know is your choice and your craving for variety of items.

Anshu Agarwal,
Assistant Professor,
School of I.T.

BUDGET 2018 – Teaser for “ACHHE DIN”


The Government at the centre came up with a motto of “Achhe Din”, ensuring that they will try and put emphasis on generating an improved environment. Each year before the financial budget is presented; the Finance minister is met with a Catch-22 situation. He is challenged with a choice either to go for a populist budget or to take a risk.

Big Questions to be answered on Monday.

  • In what way this year’s upcoming budget will match with the expectancy level of a “common man”?

  • Will this financial budget be bent towards the risk taking and experimentation?

  • The Government makes a populist announcement

The Impact Factor:

  • We may either put our emphasis on what’s not being thru and criticize.

  • Align all our opinions and judgmentally measure the inferences.

    All steps taken should for the common goal – development of every individual, the society and the economy in totality.

About Surat

Textile capital of India and Diamond capital of the world

Surat the commercial capital of the state of Gujarat, is one of the fastest growing cities in India with a population in 2010 nearly the double of that in 2001. By 2020 it is estimated that Surat will be the largest city in Gujarat state. The city has been ranked 36th in the list of world’s largest cities, and is the ninth largest city in India. Surat is the textile capital of India and the diamond capital of the world – 92% of the world’s diamonds are cut and polished in Surat.

Surat is home to a number of institutions of higher education in streams like engineering, science, medicine, arts and vocational fields. The famous Sardar Vallabhai Patel National Institute of Technology (ranked among the top five NIT’s in India) is located in Surat. Surat Metropolitan Region is widely regarded as one of the cleanest Metropolitan Regions in the country with the city proper being the third cleanest city in India.

City Snapshot

Location: About 300 kilometers north of Mumbai and 273 km south of Ahmedabad; situated on the left bank of the Tapti River (Tapi).

Climate: A tropical monsoon climate, moderated strongly by the Arabian Sea. The summer begins in early March and lasts till June with average temperature of about 30°C. The monsoons last from end-June to end-September with the temperature averaging at 28°C. October and November see the retreat of the monsoon.

Hottest months: April and May

Coolest months: December to February (with average temperatures of around 22°C, and a little rain)

Cuisine: Surat is known for its Surti cuisine, which includes perennial favorites such as ‘Ghari’ (a type of sweet), Locho, Undhiyu, Rasaawala Khaman, and Surti Chinese. Unlike cuisines in other parts of Gujarat, Surti cuisine is quite spicy. Roadside kiosks, called ‘laaris’ or ‘rekdis’, are quite popular in Surat. In the cooler winter months, Surtis converge at river Tapi’s banks to eat Ponk, a roasted cereal that is available only in this part of the world.

Festivals: All major Indian festivals are celebrated in Surat. Navratri, Diwali and Ganesh Chaturthi are celebrated with great enthusiasm. The kite-flying festival of Uttarayan, which falls on Makar Sankranti -14 January – is very popular in the city. It is also well known for the celebration of Chandi Padvo, which usually occurs around October and is a holiday unique to Surat.

Transport and Connectivity: The city is connected to the national railway system through the Western Railways connecting it to Mumbai and beyond to the south as well as New Delhi, Ahmedabad, Vadodara and other cities to the north. The Golden Quadrilateral highway system will pass through Surat at its expected completion. At present the city is connected to the National Highway 8 through a 16 km connector highway. National Highway 8 corridor is one of the most industrially developed area in the country and Surat is one of the most industrially active cities that connect to it.