Date: 16th September 2023
Engineer’s Day is a day of celebration and reflection for all those who have contributed to the field of engineering. In honour of this occasion, Pimpri Chinchwad Education Trust’s (P.C.E.T) Pimpri Chinchwad University organized a Masterclass Series featuring Mr. Milind Chitambar, a distinguished figure in the IT industry. Mr. Chitambar, the proprietor of ASTRO MNC and a former Director at Capgemini, shared his insights on “Future Trends and Opportunities in the IT Sector.” This article highlights the key takeaways from this enlightening masterclass.
The Speaker: Mr. Milind Chitambar
Mr. Milind Chitambar is a renowned figure in the IT industry and is known for his extensive experience and expertise in systems engineering and various domains of Information Technology and computer science. With a rich background that includes leadership roles at Capgemini, one of the world’s foremost IT consulting firms, and as the proprietor of ASTRO MNC, he has seen the industry evolve and transform over the years.
Mr. Chitambar’s masterclass was a well-attended event, bringing together students, professionals, and technology enthusiasts. It provided a unique opportunity to gain insights into the ever-evolving world of information technology.
The Evolution of IT:
Mr. Chitambar began by tracing the evolution of the IT sector. He emphasized how technology has been a driver of progress and innovation across various industries. His humble advice to the students was to develop their skills according to the IT industry trends and as well focus on building their communication skills with meticulous discipline. From the early days of mainframes to the current era of cloud computing and artificial intelligence, the IT sector has continuously adapted to meet the changing demands of businesses and consumers.
One of the highlights of the masterclass was Mr. Chitambar’s discussion on career opportunities in the IT sector. He emphasized that the IT industry offers a diverse range of roles, from software development and cybersecurity to data science and cloud architecture. He encouraged students to continuously upskill themselves and stay updated with the latest technologies to remain competitive in the job market.
The Importance of Soft Skills:
In addition to technical skills, Mr. Chitambar stressed the importance of soft skills such as communication, problem-solving, and adaptability. These skills are crucial for success in the IT industry, where teamwork and effective communication are essential.In his closing word, Mr. Chitambar quoted a line from the Famous book, ‘An Autobiography of a Yogi’ which states that ‘A Student cannot find a Guru (Teacher) but a Guru can see the capabilities in a student and find him’.Meaning: We must make ourselves so capable and skilled that the teacher finds us and moulds us.
Our Honourable Vice Chancellor I/C Dr. Manimala Puri addressed the students and motivated them to set their goals higher and work hard towards it because there is no alternative for hard work. She stressed on the topic of leading a disciplined life which builds the person both physically as well as mentally.
Our Pro VC, Dr. Rajeev Bhardwaj had the concluding word with the students and guided them to work on their physical, mental and academic wellbeing by being really motivated towards your goal.
The vote of thanks was presented by Dr. Anju Bala, who was the host of the Masterclass.
The Masterclass Series at P.C.E.T’s Pimpri Chinchwad University featuring Mr. Milind Chitambar provided invaluable insights into the future trends and opportunities in the IT sector. It was a fitting celebration of Engineer’s Day, highlighting the role of engineers and IT professionals in driving innovation and progress. As technology continues to evolve, staying informed and adaptable will be the keys to success in this dynamic field.