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‘Skills learnt at this institute make you job-ready’

The alumnus of Apeejay Stya University says that he had loads of fun organising technical festivals at the campus



For a lot of students proximity to an institute like Apeejay Stya University (ASU) makes all the difference. The fact that this software engineer at DarioHealth in Gurugram already knew about this university only added to the attraction of studying here. Meet Sourav Jangra who has now been working in his first job for the last couple of months.

“It feels great to be working as a software engineer since I always wanted to pursue Computer Science. So after I passed out of class XII, I joined ASU in 2017 and enrolled for BTech-Computer Science. It also feels fantastic to be paid for something that I love doing,” Jangra said.

In a candid interview, the alumnus of ASU talks about his fun days at the institute and why he didn’t enroll for the campus placement for his first job.

How did you end up studying at ASU?

When you live in Gurugram, you would have heard of ASU. Also, my brother’s friend was from this university and had some good things to say about the teaching methodology among other things. I was interested in pursuing BTech-Computer Science. The good thing was that ASU offered this course. Another advantage was that it was near to where I live – commuting was not an issue.

Tell us about your professional journey.

It all began with doing a few internships. I was a software engineering intern at CarDekho; Android Developer (internship) at Luezoid Technologies and a Mobile Application Developer (internship) at Auquall Inventive Services. In 2021, I got a full-time job as a software engineer with Radiansys Inc where I worked for almost two years. I didn’t enroll myself with ASU’s campus placement because after doing all these internships, I was able to get the job through LinkedIn.

How were your campus days?

I had lots of fun for the first two years on campus. I participated in all the events and festivals that were organised including a Sports event. In fact, I was involved in organising a few technical events. A few of the classmates also organised events in which I participated. On the whole my college days were fantastic.

What was the teaching methodology?

We did have lectures but what I liked about ASU were the projects that came our way. Most of these were related to the latest technology that is being used in the industry. On the whole, the course curriculum is great at least for the BTech programme – it is designed in a manner that makes us industry ready. Probably, the best part of ASU is a subject that we had to take from Liberal Arts like Spanish which I took. This was loads of fun.

“What I liked about ASU were the projects that came our way. Most of these were related to the latest technology that is being used in the industry. On the whole, the course curriculum is great”

Sourav Jangra, Software Engineer, DarioHealth

How is the faculty at ASU?

At least, for me, they were extremely helpful. They were always there to help if I got stuck in something. Their teaching was done in a manner that made it easy for us to understand. They didn’t balk in answering any doubts or queries we had. It has been a couple of years since I passed out but I did meet a couple of faculty members when I had gone to the university last year.

Are you using the skill sets that you learnt at ASU?

It was a great help that we were taught these practical skills during our programme. I am using a few of these skill sets in my present job. In that sense the course at ASU is in total sync with what the industry wants. This means that I have an edge over a few of my colleagues.

Shalini is an Executive Editor with Apeejay Newsroom. With a PG Diploma in Business Management and Industrial Administration and an MA in Mass Communication, she was a former Associate Editor with News9live. She has worked on varied topics - from news-based to feature articles.

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