Why Internship matter?

Current scenario:

You need experience for any job. Also, you need a job for any experience, to begin with.
Statistics show, only 7% of total engineers are employable out of 1.5 million engineers passing out every year from various technology institutes. Why? The major reason for this is the higher supply and lesser demand for engineers in the present scenario.

How can any employer differentiate between 2 candidates?
If one has relevant work experience. The candidate with a relevant work experience who has gone through practical learning definitely has an edge over the non-experienced ones as the and the employer will not have to train the person all over again and the work begins right from the first day.

How can any graduate break this barrier of work experience and practical learning?INTERNSHIPS! It the best form of learning for us, as it gives the platform to the students to apply the theoretical learning in practical life. Interns are always welcome as the main focus for them is to gain job experience and the duration of work is short. The students have a major takeaway from these internships and that is Work experience.

How can students apply for Internships?
There are many online portals like Internshala, LetsIntern… students can also apply through Training and placement cells of their respective college. For any regular college, the student can intern during their semester break which goes for as long as 1-2 months. Let us put it this way, if a student undergoes internship for two months every year in a 3-year degree programme, he would have a work experience of 6 months by the time he passes out.

But have you heard of work experience of 2 years and a salary of Rs 5K per month as a minimum stipend in a degree of 3 years? This is the scenario if you pursue Alpha-Degree programme. 

What’s an alpha-Degree?
It is the concept of degree usually worked upon in Germany but is now offered in institutes in India like “Rustomjee Academy for Global Careers”. Here students attend college for the first 6 months. and then they receive an internship for the next 6 months. Every week, they intern for 4 days, attend college for 2 days and complete assignments for 1 day/ take weekly off. Students who are 18 years and above get ₹5000 per month, that amounts to Rs 60,000 per annum. Some students even manage to bag an internship up to ₹14,500 per month. These students get absorbed within the company during their internship period itself.

Alpha-Degree is one of the reasons why RAGC has been awarded “India’s No. 1 Vocational education and Training Institute.” The college offers not only national but also an international degree and a diploma in automobile engineering, construction engineering, electrical engineering, hotel management & Business management.

To know more about the program, you can download the brochure:

RAGC Shines at Maharashtra Skill Competition

A Proud Moment for everyone at Rustomjee Academy for Global Careers!

Students form RAGC, bagged 9 medals out of 14 medals at Maharashtra Skill Competition.  Students participated in 8 skills and won 9 medals in 7 skills. This talks about the efforts taken by the people involved and the swiftness displayed in executing the test projects shared, with inputs based on their mentor’s experience.

Below is the list of all winners:

Hospitality Service
Tejangan: Gold
Rahul: Silver

Sahil Sawant: Gold

Nisha Mapralkar: Gold

Abhishek Patil: Silver

Asma Ansari: Gold
Prasad: Silver

Pooja Kolpuse: Silver

Electrical installation
Vaibhav Raut: Silver

They will now go for the Western region and then India skills and World skills. RAGC wishes them all the best for future competitions.

RAGC visits University of Wolverhampton

The University of Wolverhampton hosted a special visit to Rustomjee Academy for Global Careers recently.


Mr. Kavi Lutha, Vice President and Winny Rawal, Project Head for the University of Wolverhampton partnership, met with Vice-Chancellor Professor Geoff Layer.

They presented Prof Layer with a cricket ball signed by Indian international spin bowler Harbhajan Singh.

The visitors also met representatives from the International Office, Graduation Office, Registry and members of the Faculties of Science and Engineering and Social Sciences.

A partner since October 2017, Rustomjee Academy for Global Careers offers five University of Wolverhampton programmes: civil engineering, business and HR, leisure and hospitality, automotive engineering and electronics and telecommunications engineering.

Dominique Nield from the International Centre said: “We were delighted to welcome our visitors from Rustomjee Academy for Global Careers to the University to meet the Vice-Chancellor and the members of staff.”

Talent recognition of Electrical department by Industry – Godrej and Siemens

Education at Rustomjee is above and beyond just classroom lessons. The world outside of college is very different and students now need to be stronger technically and beyond regular degree certificates.

RAGC believes in making the student industry ready by getting them trained, assessed and certified by the best companies in their respective fields of study. This empowers the students as they are abreast with the industry requirements.

Recently, electrical department of RAGC (Thane and Dahanu) got their students certified by companies like Siemens and Godrej which are big names in the field of electrical engineering.

Siemens is a German based MNC which certified our students in LV Switchgear and Godrej came to Rustomjee to assess and certify our students as Industrial Electrician.

100ft Pizza at RAGC- Dahanu Centre

RAGC organized one of its kind event at its Dahanu Centre and created a record. On 22nd of March ’19, staff and Students of RAGC hospitality trade together made a 100ft Pizza. The Event was sponsored by Go Cheese, Del Monte, R.D.’s Simply Delicious, Naya Shinde. News channels like ABP Maza, Zee News, TV9 covered the event. Students from orphanage homes were invited for the event.



10 Quick tips for Final Exam Preparation

Over the years and especially in today’s time, exams are perceived as something that creates stress in students’ minds. As the exam date approaches, students tend to feel tense. In myriads of cases, it is seen that due to lack of preparation, several bright students also settle with low scores and immense stress and in some unfortunate cases, students resort to extreme steps.
It is thus important to accept that exams are for your benefit and not for you to stress. However, it is easier said than done.
Nonetheless, here are 10 quick tips on how students can deal with final preparation for exams:

1. Don’t stress:

Ever given a thought about how the culture of exam came into existence? Exams came into existence from self-assessment. For example, cricket players go through the fitness test just to make sure they are ready for the match. Similarly, the exam is a way to assess yourself, before you are put to the test of real struggles in life. Hence don’t stress on the incomplete syllabus and focus on your strong areas. Prepare them first so that you gain the confidence of having completed some portion and then reach other portions.

2. Wake up early:

It is scientifically proven that early morning learning stays for longer time. The mind is fresh in the morning and is stress-free. According to a post published on BBC, individuals have better cognitive abilities in the morning than in late hours.

3. Do meditation:

Meditation has proven multiple benefits, not just in day to day lives, but also for exam preparations. Meditation keeps the mind stress free, improves concentration, and increases retention.

4. Prepare with the application of the theoretical topic:

Learn using practical models of the theoretical topics, for visual experience. Visual and application-based learning has shown to have better retention, compared to mere theoretical learning.

5. Try different ways:

Use kinesthetic or physical, visual and hearing based model. Studies have proved that by using different learning methods, one can have better retention of subjects.

6. A study partner:

Having a study partner can sometimes prove to be beneficial as you may get a fresh perspective on the whole learning exercise. However, it depends on person to person, and their choice of learning style.

7. Take breaks:

Taking breaks during studies can help you have better retention and keep your mind fresh for longer time.

8. Sleep well:

Good amount of rest is required to keep the mind fresh and stress-free.

9. Make a schedule:

As cliché as it sounds, but a schedule before an exam is the most important part of the routine. Make a schedule and try to stick to it.

10. Keep buffer time:

As most of us tend to procrastinate and postpone the schedule, be practical and keep a day or two as buffer time. It will allow you some time for revision as well.
There are many ways a student can plan their examination preparations, but nevertheless, it is important to understand that exams are for your learning. Treat exams as the process, and not the target from reaching A to B.

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5 Ways to Keep Your Mobile Phone away While Studying

One of the challenges during examination time is to curb the distractions, especially, the distractions caused by mobile phones. With the increase in social media engagements of students, it is hard to keep away from notifications that keep popping every now and then. Whether a Facebook ‘Like’ or a Whatsapp message or a friend request, there are a number of things that we receive on our phones regularly, but during exams, it is necessary to stay away from such interruptions.

If one is serious about exam there is always a need to tame and control mind from being distracted by external factors, because exams are testimony and determiners for academic records and credentials. Students, thus, have to plan their study hours with least distractions.

Here are some of the ways to try curbing such distractions:

1) Fix Social Media Time:

Fix a particular time in a day that you would use completely for your social media engagements. Half an hour, twice a day, without getting carried away, can be used to check your notifications and keep up with the worldly affairs during your exams.
2) Keep your phone on silent:

During exam days, put your phone to silent mode so that frequent notification pings do not disturb the link that you have formed while studying.

3) Use the phone in breaks:

Allow yourself mobile time during the short breaks you take while studying. If you have studied for two hours, give yourself a breathing break of 15 minutes. You can check your phone, take a walk around and return to resume your studies.

4) Switch off your mobile data:

Another way to prevent mobile distraction is to switch off your mobile data while studying. It can keep the unwanted notifications at bay while you are preparing for your exams.

5) Keep your phone away:

You can also feel distracted or can have an urge to check your phone frequently if it’s in your sight. To prevent that, you can place the phone out of your sight in another room or on your cupboard shelf, etc.

However, there are students who use mobile phones for study purposes as well. Hence, till the point one uses mobile for constructive purposes, it is well and good, but if you think it’s causing undue distraction and impacting your exam preparations, it’s better to use one of the above ways to stay away from disturbances.


How to remain stress-free and prepare for exam

Examination times are around the corner and whether you are studying in a school or in a college, preliminary, terms and semester examinations are hovering on your head. It’s that time of the year when a student’s knowledge and year-round preparation is put to test.
The amount of anxiety and stress in students has become a common scenario due to rising competitive spirits and run for chasing the coveted aims.
However, there are a few ways, a student can come over the exam stress and prepare well to succeed.

Here are a few tips to tide over the pressure that examinations bring:

1) Start preparing a way before the exams:

A good way to deal with the last minute anxiety during exams is to start preparing the way before the time. As the year or semester starts, it’s a good idea to divide your syllabus accordingly so as to have ample time to prepare and finish it. This practice will allow you a decent revision time before the exams.

2) Make a timetable:

Prepare a timetable for yourself at the beginning of the term. Give equal amount of time to different subjects so that you are on pace with the syllabus as the term goes on. You can dedicate more time to difficult subjects or your areas of concern.

3) Take breaks:

When studying, take breaks in between to refresh yourself. You can take a walk around the house, drink water, talk to your buddies, have a look at your social media profiles and come back to resume from where you paused. But, remember, don’t get carried away during the breaks; stick to a definite time limit. If you study for an hour, take 15 minutes break and get back, else you may waste time and lose the link.

4)Set targets:

Set daily or weekly targets for your subjects and try to stick to those.

5) Eat healthily:

Remember to eat healthily. Sometimes stress and anxiety lead to loss of appetite or excess of it; both are unhealthy. Eat well to maintain a balance in your diet so that you can think well.

6) Have a study companion:

You can have a buddy to share your timetable and subjects. Discuss with your study buddy on how they are going about with different subjects. You can also help each other in explaining certain topics.

7)Be open to your teacher:

If you have a difficulty feel free to reach your teacher or any guide who can clarify your doubts.

8)Focus on concepts:

Instead of mugging, focus on understanding the concepts well. It will help you in the long run.

9)Get plenty of sleep:

Do not stay awake in the nights. Allow yourself a decent amount of sleep before your exams, so as to concentrate well. Sleep deprivation can lead to loss of memory.

10)Don’t be too hard on yourself:

In the end, don’t be too hard on yourself. Remember we have all been there and done that. While doing well in exams is important, taking on exams with a healthy mindset is more important for your life. If your mind is stress-free, you have endless possibilities in front of you.


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Swacha Campus, Swacha Bharat, a Reality!!! UOW Campaign 2017

International Degree in India

‘Swachh Bharat Abhiyaan’ is the cleanliness campaign run by our Government of India and initiated by the Honourable Prime Minister, Mr. Narendra Modi. This campaign was launched to achieve Clean India target by 2019. RAGC has always believed and supported such initiatives.

A cleanliness drive, an initiative taken by the staff and students of “University of Wolverhampton”. A selfless deed which makes a human grow rich in their thoughts and try to transform to stand out with a college with a difference. As rightly quoted – “Cleanliness starts within” and so does the staff and students have identified the pleasure of being in a clean environment.

This drive was initiated on 21st Nov’2017, under the guidance of  Mr. Winny. Four groups have been made of which one group will be cleaning the campus once in a week and the other group follows the same for the upcoming week. Cleanliness drive performed on Tuesday by the first group (Details are attached about teams and marking schemes), portrayed a sense of zeal, enthusiasm, teamwork, enjoyment, etc. which concluded the drive on a successful path; setting up a benchmark for the other groups.

For the first time ever UOW has taken up an initiative towards a social cause which has got the highest appreciations. Students have cleaned the entire campus including classroom, conference, staff room, washrooms, cafeteria, etc. It was a thought breaking drive which has indeed taught each of us a lesson of how to develop a better environment for a sustainable living. On this note, we look forward to being successful in this drive by making complete justice with the objective and the purpose behind starting up with this initiative which starts within.

Thanksgiving Day celebrated at RAGC Dahanu Centre

Students of RAGC Dahanu Centre were excited for Thanksgiving in this week. Around 200 electrified Students came together and celebrated Thanksgiving day on 23rd Nov ’17. They made magnificent Thanksgiving Wall. They posted messages for their friends, family, and teachers. Everyone was delighted to see messages which were written by their friend for them.