While Studying abroad…

Saint Augustine has once said that “The world is a book and those who don’t travel read only one page”.  These words have an abyss meaning and can be understood by flipping pages of world history. Ibn Battuta, a Moroccan & Xuanzang, a Chinese both were traveler & Scholar. They blew the dust of various countries by traveling & learning the culture, history, art, administration. They wrote about it & carved their name on pages of ancient history. Studying abroad has a subsequent & relevant meaning to this example. It is becoming a trend nowadays. Studying abroad may have many reasons like unavailability of that course in our country, for a quality education or to travel to the interpersonal exchange of other countries culture & tradition. This knowledge will certainly bestow us with profound wisdom & worthy knowledge; moreover, stamping the name of the foreign university on a degree & resume have an added advantage.

Following are some noteworthy points to contemplate while thinking about studying abroad:

  1. Opt perfect consultancy firm:

You can do lots of things by yourself but certainly not all. While preparing for study abroad some events like visa application, documentation, and communication with universities could be stressful and you might need someone to help you who is well aware of this hectic exercise. You better let some aspect to be handled by your study abroad consultant. The utmost task before finalizing consultancy firms is to check their background as some fraudulent & unscrupulous firms promise many things by charging huge amount of money but give poor results. Many times deceptive testimonial flashes on their sites you can’t believe on. Try to establish personal communication to those candidates who have completed their studies through the consultant you wish to go with.

  1. Profiling:

Profiling is the scientific process of assessing the universities & courses suitable to you as per your academic background. First, the candidate needs the clarified thought about his future goal, career prospects, academic qualification & monetary conditions, if does, then only a professional counselor can put segregated respective option before you. While choosing courses one must also consider its scope to create employment opportunities in future. It would be nice if you listen to your heart rather than suspending on the advice of his & hers. By virtue of high-speed internet, one can easily access profiles of universities of which your mind is moving around. Know about campus, facilities, services, alumni and every quality you might like to see in our prospective college. It is always advisable to shortlist at least three universities so that chances of getting admission in any one survive if other of your applications get rejected in universities.

  1. Documentation:

This is the most crucial process in the exercise of foreign studies. At the time of profiling makes a list of all indispensable documents needed for various applications such as passport, visa, immigration, ISIC etc. Different universities ask for vivid documents according to institutional norms and policies so one must always possess all documents & its copies and present whenever asked for. The document must be in order and ready on call because delaying in document perhaps leads to cancellation of your request.

  1. Preparations for entrance exams:

Every university, before giving admission to any student  check its creditability & credential on the excellent academic background with some of the standardized entrance tests such as GRE, GMAT, SAT, TOEFL, PET, IELTS etc. Each test has its respective international organizing committee whose pattern & assessment technique are acceptable by almost all foreign universities. GRE i.e. Graduate Record Examination tests the candidate’s ability of critical thinking & logical analysis. It required for all technical courses. GMAT stands for Graduate Management Admission test required for managerial courses in overseas universities. TOEFL, IELTS & PET scrutinizes English Language Skills with respective to reading, writing & speaking. Independent agencies or some consultant offers the exclusive preparatory program to achieve good scores in these entrance exams. Early beginning of preparation is always helpful.

  1. Visa application:

You might have cleared all entrance tests and have bagged admission in your preferred university and you do possess passport then the next step would be to apply for Visa. Every country has different rules & regulation to issue Visa. A person who intent to learn in foreign university and may have got admission confirmation letter from the university must forward the application to respective consulate or embassy of that country. Students issued visa after due verification & interview. Go through prospective question which might get asked in interview & prepare for it. You can take help from the consultant as they know the procedure & interview cracking technique. You must present whatever document asked & convey the truthful & sensible answer to each question. The purpose of the interview is to scrutinize genuine intention of a person for going to that country and whether he/she fulfills required criteria. One must be calm & confident while responding to interviewer & avoid non-relevant points.

  1. Look out for Scholarship:

If you have earlier got a scholarship for your excellent performance in academics & fulfill requisite eligibility criteria of foreign universities scholarship & other organizational scholarship norms then you must apply for a scholarship of respective university. In the current situation of inflation and falling rate of the rupee, the scholarship could be financially very supportive. But certainly, a candidate needs the spectacular and extraordinary academic background to claim scholarship. Be vigilant about some fraudulent & deceptive scholarship schemes from unknown resources. Don’t believe on myth without authenticating its truth fullness.  Use the only authorized website to fill scholarship forms of respective universities & don’t wait for the last date. Also, the Consultants possess the huge database of various scholarships offered, take their help if you have opted one.

  1. Learn about country:

Before stepping foot on foreign land one must know about crucial aspects of host country such as its history, custom, etiquette, food culture and those things which are important to get absorb in the community & will also be helpful for your peaceful passage of the academic years. You will confront many new people & have to communicate with them so you need to learn their manners & etiquette to evade untoward circumstances & embarrassment.

  1. Pre-departure checklist & training:

Imagine the event when you need something & you might have forgotten it at the home and if you leaving for another country then pre-departure checklist & training has paramount importance.  For acute adaptation & absorption in foreign academic environment & local communities’ pre-departure briefing has no alternative. Consultant you hired can instruct best in this regard about material to carry & other aspects. Leaving one’s own home & country to go between completely stranger people & environment could be psychologically stressful for oneself. Counseling is done in this regard to get rid of emotional stress & to motivate about career aspects. You must enlist what can you carry from homeland & what can buy there. Look for a reliable travel & medical insurance as it is necessary while traveling abroad. Formalities for an arrangement of accommodation should be done prior departure so that you don’t have to fumble over on arriving in search of a place to live. Be updated about competitive foreign rate exchange and try to carry forex card rather than huge cash. An efficient communication is very important for staying connected with the family & friends so many companies offer amazing communication packages & sim cards suitable to your budget. You must choose what is appropriate to your need.

  1. ISIC (International Student Identity Card):

It is a UN-supported & worldwide acceptable card which gives the individual an identity of being an international student and offers discounts on many foreign student services. Its Parent organization ISIC Association headquartered in Amsterdam, Netherland and has its representative in almost 133 countries including India. ISIC is issued to the genuine bonafide student for identification and to avail discounts on airfare, accommodation, technical services from collaborated global partner of ISIC Association.

  1. Safety Precaution:

We always feel little insecure in a new place, what to say about the new country. You must keep yourself updated about travel warnings issued by the government about specific countries and avoid going over there.  First thing is to have knowledge about your host country regarding customs, tradition & manners. What you presume well in one country may be offensive in other so stay alerted about social etiquettes. Don’t disclose your details to anyone you don’t know. Keep low profile & mind your own business. Don’t indulge with the groups; you are unaware of what they are engaged in. Avoid flashing your valuable & money because thieves may just beside you. Keep important numbers handy especially the consulate number of your home country. Follow these and all other safety instruction provided, for your own safety.

Besides the above mention points look out for whatever is important for your academic voyage. Get out of your comfort zone & throw yourself in achieving something, which most can just dream of. Foreign education is a chance to learn, to experience, to absorb the essence of global citizenship. You better begin your journey if you are confident to do so.

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Life is beautifully Complex

Albert Einstein said once: There are only two ways to live i.e. as if everything is a miracle or as if nothing works. Often when life shatters us and sends us tumbling in terror towards the unknown, we seek comforting words to reduce our pain. When his child suddenly died, Einstein wrote to friends: “When the expected course of everyday life is interrupted, we realize that we are like shipwrecked people, trying to keep their balance on a wooden plank in the open sea, having forgotten where they came from and not known whither they are drifting?”

When I was in school, I distinctly remember a person who did odd jobs including cooking, carrying water, washing buffaloes etc. With great difficulty he educated his two sons who initially needed some monetary help but later went on their own steam, getting scholarships, prizes, and incentives at the school, college, and university. They did their engineering, went abroad and invited the parents to join them. They said: “Son, we have done our duty. We are happy to see that our children are climbing the career ladder. May God help you to progress further”. When I last saw them, they had the photographs of their late parents in the prayer room, worshipping them, for their stupendous sacrifice.

Khalil Gibran, the Lebanese poet, philosopher, and writer wrote: “You pray in your distress and in your need. Would that you might pray also in the fullness of your joy and in your days of abundance? If we did, we might experience more of them”. Many of us celebrate festivals, perform rituals and remember the Lord of particular occasions. But if we remember the Lord, every day becomes a festival day.

Nature gives us the face we have when we are twenty. Life shapes the face we have, at thirty. But it is up to us to earn the face we have at fifty. As long as the face staring back from the mirror is authentic, we can call ourselves reliable and dependable. It is fascinating when we begin the excavation process, to discover how each of our different lives is buried on their distinctive shrouds.

Irene Mayer Selznick was the daughter of Hollywood’s MGM Boss Lous B Mayer. She happened to marry David O. Selznick, the reputed Producer of classics like Gone with the Wind, Rebecca, Dinner at eight and so on. But his gambling losses were 1 million dollars a year. He was addicted to Benzedrine. He had affairs with Hollywood u and coming beauties. After 15 years of marriage and remaining a celebrity, she quit at the age of 38, moved out of Hollywood and became a successful Broadway Producer in New York. Irene Mayer said: “I had three lives, one as the daughter of my father, another as the wife of my husband and third as a theater producer.

Well, all that you can do in this world is to do your best. You never know what you can accomplish until and unless you try. You can’t win a race unless you venture to run. Wishing and hoping don’t bring any results. You have to do it to succeed or fail. If it is a failure, it is good, because that is the stepping stone to success. Someone asked: “When will opportunity knock?” The reply came: “It will never knock because you are the opportunity. You yourself should knock on the door leading to your destiny”.

We are all meant to experience, interpret and unravel the mysteries of this gift called life. Luckily, most of us are born, able to perceive the world with all its gushing beauty and terror. Still all too often, we journey through our days in a dull trance, asleep to the magic of everything about us. Wild animals rely on their intuition to stay alive. Human beings have to hone and sharpen their intuition to thrive. Katharine Butler Hathaway wrote: “It is only by following your deepest instinct that you can lead a rich life. If you allow your fear of consequence prevent you from following your deepest instinct, then your life will never be safe and secure.
Army Generals, Police Chiefs, Surgeons, and Businessmen act on their instincts even when the situation is grave and critical. Planning is good in peacetime; instinct works during the crisis. Human lives are made or marred by our decision mainly coming through instinct. If you are in a building on fire and all doors and windows are locked, you will develop sufficient strength to break down the strongest door because of your intense desire to survive. Abraham Lincoln had the desire to free the slaves and he did it. Mahatma Gandhi had the intense desire to make India independent and he did it. Jamshedji Tata had an intense desire to build a steel empire and he did it. Intense desire can play miracles.

– TGL Iyer

SOP of Electronic Data Processing Dept.

Overview of EDP Department:

The electronic data processing is a sophisticated and independent part of an organization which uses the computers in recording, classifying, manipulating, and summarizing data collected from various sources and branches of the organization. It is also called Automatic data processing, data processing, or information processing. In the modern age, no matter the size of the organization, immense amount of information is generated every day that requires Electronic Data Processing. This data ranges from the obvious (documents and invoices) to the less obvious. Our organization collects and manages every bit of information generated during the day or just a selected set of data, it could benefit from a robust Electronic Data Processing strategy. Electronic Data Processing (EDP) is the digital management of databases, typically stored on a shared server and allow simultaneous access to all parties

Team Structure:

  1. A) EDP Administrator –

EDP Administrator plan and direct the operation of the electronic data processing, train, supervise and evaluate the work of the computer operations staff. In planning the work of the department, EDP Managers evaluate the relative importance of various projects and determine job priorities. They review the requirements of each project, assign machine time and personnel to complete it, and coordinate all projects to produce a continuous work flow and meet deadlines established by the management of user departments. Since idle machines are expensive to the organization, one of the prime responsibilities of the EDP Managers is the effective utilization of all data processing equipment through scheduling.

  1. B) Software Coordinator:

Plans and coordinates the day-to-day fiscal, administrative, and operational activities of a narrowly defined funded program/project or set of funded activities. The program/project is usually focused on a single purpose, may be scientific, research, educational, or service oriented, and may exist as a discreetly funded subset of an integrated, grant-funded program activity. Duties typically include grant planning and administration, budget management and control, program implementation and administration, internal and external operational/administrative liaison, program marketing, and reporting.

  1. C) Programmers:

Designs and participates in the development, testing, and implementation of computer application systems; consults with current and proposed systems users on the feasibility of proposed systems and changes; analyzes ongoing computerization needs; identifies design alternatives; estimated cost and timing of systems modifications and new systems development; proposes computer based solutions.

Task Procedures and Responsibilities:

1)  EDP Administrator:

  1. Looking after E.D.P. Department
  2. Approval for New Systems in the Company.
  3. Approval and Sanction for New Server requirements.
  4. Managing duties of EDP Staff.
  5. Planning for Networking in newly built departments.
  6. Future requirements and contact between CEO and other department heads.
  7. Co-ordination between all departments.
  8. Rate procurement with the suppliers of IT materials.
  9. Responsible for implementing new projects like SAP etc.

2) Software Coordinator:

  1. Provides administrative support in the development, implementation, and marketing of program/project function.
  2. Serves as a principal liaison between students, faculty, and staff, other departments, and/or external constituencies on day-to-day programmatic, operational, and administrative issues; facilitates seminars, meetings, special projects, and problem resolution.
  3. Monitors and administers program/project revenues and expenses; may develop or participate in the development of funding proposals for the program.
  4. Collects and analyzes data; prepares scheduled and special reports; maintains program/project records and statistical information.
  5. Performs or delegates clerical and administrative support tasks, including creation, typing, and editing of program correspondence, purchasing documents, reports, program handbooks, and other publications.
  6. May perform specialized activities of a programmatic nature in direct support of the accomplishment of program objectives and protocol.
  7. May supervise and train lower level staff, student employees, volunteers, and/or interns, as appropriate.
  8. Performs miscellaneous job-related duties as assigned.

3) Programmer:

  1. Analyzes and tests computer programs or system to identify errors and ensure conformance to the standard.

    2. Consults with staff and users to identify operating procedure problems.

    3. Formulates and reviews plan outlining steps required to develop programs to meet staff and user requirements.

    4. Devises flow charts and diagrams to illustrate steps and to describe logical operational steps of the program.

    5. Writes documentation to describe and develop installation and operating procedures of programs.

    6. Coordinates installation of computer programs and operating systems, and tests maintains and monitors computer system.

    7. Reads manuals, periodicals, and technical reports to learn how to develop programs to meet staff and user requirements.

    8. Writes and revises program and system design procedures, test procedures, and quality standards.

    9. Reviews and analyzes computer printouts and performance indications to locate code problems.

    10. Modify the program to correct errors by correcting computer codes.

    11. Assists staff and users to solve computer related problems, such as malfunctions and program problems.

                    

 

 

Fundamentals of Placement

One of most crucial aspect for all Technical and Management institutions is to give emphasize on an alluring  prospective student with a  big fat promise of Placements into renowned & reputed companies. Seriously declining percentage of the student into technical establishment has increased heat in a stream of competition among them. Placement is that key which can help an institution to improve rating in corresponding universities, hold high retention and rate of achievements. Graduate Employment Program ultimately enhances credibility, the reputation of corresponding institution garnering high credential. It also improves the power of attracting students toward respective colleges in such a turbulent employment crisis.  Students, Institutions & Employer are vital entities in the overall process of Placements. In a current uncompromising scenario of competition, some unique and stringent ideas need to apply accompanied by some standard mechanism to accumulate true meaning of Campus Placement.

Following points will give an elaborate view to institutions about fundamentals of Placements.

  1. Designated Placement Cell

Those institutes who want to prove their credential in student circle must possess a dedicated placement cell embodied with exuberant & motivated placement official which understand the demand of industries and carve student accordingly. A placement cell must expedite placement procedure and take care enough that every deserving candidate gets the opportunity of employment. Institutes must understand their capabilities while making the promise of 100% placements as it might directly hurt reputation if failed to do so.

  1. Assessment

Before leveling student to confront industry personnel first level student assessment is indispensable to receive wholesome output. Pre-placement assessment can sort of best suitable candidate who can perform better and their chances of getting recruited increases. Prospective Jobs seeking students should be assessed by the rule of ABCD i.e. A for Aptitude, B for Behavioral Interview Skills, C for Communication and D for Domain Knowledge. With this ABCD Rule, the supplementary test should be conducted to check their Spoken English Skill with respective Reading, Writing, and Speaking. Students who lag behind in assessment can be processed through training program recognizing their inadequacy & imbibing what they are lacking.

  1. Technical Competencies

In the current scenario, companies give first priorities to students who have gone through technical training in their respective fields. Nowadays companies hesitate to spend a huge amount of money and time on training procedure so individual who are fully competent with knowledge of their technical fields are always welcome. Work experience in form of Internship is offered by many companies which might be paid or unpaid but gives tentative practical & technical knowledge.

  1. Soft Skill Training

It includes each and every aspect required to survive in corporate culture such as Time Management, Communication & Interpersonal Skills, Leadership, Problem Solving, Collaboration Group Discussion etc.  Employer’s intention is to pick up those individuals who are ethical, honest and capable of working under pressure without loosing temptation. These skills directly affect how person talk, how person move & how they present themselves subsequently affecting corporate performance. Most important soft skill in recent trend is Social Intelligence which compromises the way we behave with respective what we experience from others. It is going to be leading key to distinguishing an able candidate from others.

  1. Strong Networking

Almost 75% of jobs never get advertised so to grab them Corporate Networking is an exclusive way. To evaluate high-quality placement a recruitment cell needs a vast and dedicated network of attached corporate houses & Industries. It’s not only being friendly or acquaintance but it requisite to establish a constructive relationship with locally or Regional based Industries which not only help in placements but collaborative business association could be formed with them for extra income generation. Enhancing positive contact with the prospective employer maintaining mutual corporate alliance may attract further placement whenever there is a vacancy.

  1. Curriculum Vitae

It’s a segregated form of all academic qualification of the candidate on a piece of paper which must catch the attention of employer at very the first view. There are mainly two types of CVs, Chronological Resume & Functional Resume out of which later one is mostly used for first-time job seekers. A resume should be specific mentioning all important academic information. It is strongly recommended to have CVs, not more than two pages as a recruiter does not have too much time for detail one.

  1. Additional Resources

No matter how hard & diligently placement cell work, extra resources such as Job Aggregator, International Recruitment Agencies, or Prominent job portals certainly act as glitter on gold. By a report, almost 48% of jobs application passes through these resources which assure to corporate houses or companies to accord vacancies with ideal, skillful & competent candidates.  A healthy relationship with them evidently gets paid off in forms of placements. Alumni Association of respective colleges conglomerating previous students who have been placed in various companies can give a novice insight & links to corresponding corporate.

One of a prominent educational group of central India has shown exponential growth of 42% in their placements records of 2015-16 comparing to the year 2014-15 invariably adhering to above-mentioned fundamentals and focusing on the top sector such as IT, Core Engineering Companies, Financial Companies, FMCG Sector & Infrastructure. A significant blueprint has to be prepared in order to motivate students to participate in the placement process. Good dispersal and distribution of recruitment provision of placement cell can be conveyed to students through academic events & training forum. Irrespective of placements cell, students too gather all inevitable data & information needed to enroll in the process. It will mutually help students & institutions for stepping up toward brighter future.

Manners & Etiquette

“Manners are like the shadows of virtues, they are the momentary display of those qualities which our fellow creature love & respect”

SYDNEY SMITH

Since the day humans left their abode in the jungle and form colonies & fraternities and become social animal that day mark beginning of civilized society in the history of mankind. Interpersonal communication with another member of society becomes inevitable part which leads to lay the foundation of the standard code of conduct which ultimately deciphered into the Social Manners & Etiquettes.

  What are Manners & Etiquette?

In a combined term, Manners & Etiquette are the human attributions associated with the emotional quotient which deals with the best possible behavior in interpersonal communication & bilateral or multilateral relationships. Whenever two persons meet each other may it be for business purpose or for a friendly chat a standard code of conduct should have to be followed which will put forward a display of astute responsive behavior. Manners & etiquette varies according to time, place, people & position.

Bifurcation of Manners & Etiquette:

Manners:

It is an inbuilt natural way of conduct or response to various situations confronted which have to be presumed in the passage of the lifetime. For example, showing respect to elders & welcoming others with a smile, falls into the category of Manners. It remains uniform irrespective of person, position or geography.

Etiquette:

The etiquettes are the established code of behavior to a particular event or situation confronted, which are learned by practice. For example, keeping silence in library & shaking hands while getting introduced to someone falls into the category of Etiquette.  It may change by a person, position or geography.

Necessity of Social Manners & Etiquette:

Most of the business dealings are broke on the basis of effective communication & person responsible will be rated best in his respective field. Those who failed will be wiped out in the stream of fierce competition. There are always scope & place for best & those who fail to align with the highest point of efficiency may get discarded at some point. Giving courtesy cost us nothing but it’s priceless. Possessing good behavior has its advantages everywhere & is an inevitable aspect of social success. Manners & Etiquette are purely a matter of one’s behavior and are not related to gain or loss. A person may behold best of his humble manners in a period of gain simultaneously he sticks to his gentleness in a situation of catastrophe.

Drawbacks of lacking Manners & Etiquette:

The most serious effect of the lack of etiquette is on the personality of the person who has its deficiency. He may be attractive, handsome or well-dressed but one act of inappropriate behavior which could raise others eyebrows may shatter very impression he is trying to make. The persons who created absurd act because of the lack of Etiquettes are apt to leave behind in cultural advancement that may do provide material benefits. Good manners & impatience can’t go hand in hand. The care and anxieties of ups & downs of life come fairly and evenly to all. Only the ill-mannered person may go hysterical at every step and create a calamity at every turn and shatters his life. Total involvement of one in oneself is the main hurdle that impedes a man’s development in any sphere.

General Application:

A person is said to be in command of a diverse situation if and when he is conversant with all the varieties of etiquette. Good Manners & Etiquette are entangled with each other and can’t be distinguished. There are bedroom manners, drawing room manners, manners in school, home & outside, actually, manners are everywhere. The virtue of etiquette lies in self-control and exercised which has to be initiated in early life. A cultivated man knows the etiquette of welcoming & entertaining people. He speaks with the friend in one tone, with a relative in other & yet another while speaking to superior and still benevolent with inferiors. There are etiquettes for parties, for games, for ceremonies, for corporate behavior and for every aspect. If a man is a good socializer he learns the art of living by himself having tendencies & inclination in hand and under discipline, is what lends him his maximum social credibility and acceptance.

 

Kitchen Careers

There is a moment in process of education when everyone decides about their career objective and chooses the path accordingly. Like many other challenging and creative options, a career in the kitchen as a chef or subsequent profiles has a wider approach. A career in Kitchen is bit different in comparing to other as it may evolve due to a hobby or you may personally like it, indeed it is like craze which you have to nurture and decipher it into the career.

Some like to try the hand in making amazing food items and most of them like to taste it. Everyone has unique attribution of tastes. Initially, the kitchen used to be the battle-field of women’s only but not anymore because men too have turned their legs toward Kitchen, hence the career in Kitchen is open to all male & female who are enthusiastic, passionate and most interestingly they like to innovate food. While choosing any career one must think about financial stability in the same. A career in kitchen certainly has monetary stability & rate of employment generation is also recognizable.

One must understand while taking admission for catering course that it has various branches like Indian, Continental, Chinese, Pastry, chocolate to which you can opt for. So if anyone has a specific taste then it would be convenient to go for it. Indian cooking classes cover various traditional state cuisines along with indigenous methods. Indian food bears huge demand in foreign countries which ultimately pushes demand for Indian chefs improving viability in Kitchen Career. In Continental courses, the student gets to know about an array of European, American and Australian traditional cuisines along with the skill of presentation simultaneously they may get recruited in varied continental restaurants in India.

Well, in the case of Chinese food experts we don’t need to worry as Chinese food has a huge demand in every corner of world paving the way for good career opportunities. Pastry and Chocolates are most favored food material in all age groups may it be engineer or class one officer or college teen everyone likes to lick the dripping chocolate from sides of cake and pastries. It might be birthday or marriage anniversary or official function, bakery products are always in huge demands. The student learns to know intricacies while preparing baked product especially female student are more accurate while doing fine designs on bakery products which gives them appreciation from family and friends when they present their skill before them. This skill may put them in baking Products Company. These are jobs particularly limits up to the kitchen now let’s have to look some extra kitchen management jobs.

Food Stylist:

The person who is responsible for extraordinary look and garnishing of food in hotels and for advertisement purpose is called food stylist. As presentation has immense important specially trained personnel deployed for this purpose.

Food Critics:

We read many food articles, recipes or food review on various food in magazine and newspaper also have importance as may attract customer to taste that food in the particular hotel. To write or comment about food one has to be the finest connoisseur.

Food Photographer:

There are many photographers but how many of them you knew as Food Photographer? It requires a very sense of imagination to capture the indigenous theme of that particular food. Suppose you have to capture an ice-cream in the frame but you don’t have enough time to capture it at various angles as it will start to melt in extreme lighting. Knowledge of Kitchen may be helpful here. Various big advertising agencies have good demands for a food photographer.

Food Nutritionist:

In kitchen course what types of food is edible, what are non-edible, correct timings, quantity and another important aspect which are directly related to consumer’s health are also taught. Food nutritionist counsel people regarding nutrition issues and help to maintain a balance between health and diet. One can start personal practice with some added course.

Food Quality Controller:

Every food article and its ingredient have vital importance. In culinary courses quality maintenance is taught as taste is what actually become signature brands of hotels and restaurants. Quality control has an utmost task to behold the finest food made from high-quality ingredients and carry on uniformity in it. Moreover storing food in hygienic condition and at correct temperature, avoiding unnecessary mixture, a due period of food material etc. are also taught in quality control programs. Quality manager tracks food for taste consistency and responsible for maintaining it. One who is alert about food quality can choose this career.

While going through culinary courses you can try hands on myriad dishes you were unaware of and simultaneously you can also give the new taste or look to traditional cuisines. Choosing the best ingredient and its acute use needs great perception with a sound mind. Students learn about Knife handling techniques, Skills of frying, roasting, garnishing and all inevitable aspects regarding cooking.  After completion of courses, they can get on the job training or apprenticeship within hotels and restaurant or start your own venture with financial feasibility. Some institutions begin foundation confectionery and cooking courses at junior college level. This may help to create self-employment by taking culinary classes courses or making & selling of popular food items. Many TV channels organize food programs where you can try your luck if you have mastered the culinary arts.

Eventually, if you have passion & potential to acquire the cooking skills then you can hit the bull’s eye. We have an example of Sanjeev Kapoor, Tarla Dalal, Vikas Khanna etc. who have put the reputation of Chefs at the top notch on an international platform. Following their footstep, you too can exhibit your finest culinary skills and establish the career in it.

SOP OF PUBLIC RELATION DEPT.

Overview of PR Department:

Public Relations (PR) is the practice of managing the spreading of information between our organization and the public. Public relations may include an organization or individual gaining exposure to their audiences using topics of organizational interest and news items that do not require direct payment. This differentiates it from advertising as a form of marketing communications. Public relation is the idea of creating coverage for clients for free, rather than marketing or advertising. An example of good public relations would be generating an article featuring an organization, rather than paying for the client to be advertised next to the article. The aim of public relations is to inform the public, prospective customers, investors, partners, employees, and other stakeholders and ultimately persuade them to maintain a certain view about the organization, its leadership, products, or political decisions.

Team Structure:

  1. Public Relation Officers:

Public relations officers’ duties typically revolve around the media. They may field inquiries from journalists about our organization, participate in interviews on behalf of companies, or prepare company representatives to perform well in interviews and public appearances. They may also write or tasks others to write press releases about their companies’ initiatives and accomplishments and use their contacts in the media to secure press coverage.

  1. Assistant PRO:

PR assistants, along with account executives and other media relations specialists, help create and manage positive public perceptions of their clients. While the targeted group depends on the type of client, PR assistants help maintain affirmative relationships between the client and other businesses, employees, investors, legislators, customers, or other communities. As an entry-level employee, the PR assistant supports all members of the agency or firm in the day-to-day functions of media relations and the satisfaction of client needs.

  1. PR Photographer:

PR photographers use a wide range of photography technologies to capture, store and edit images for use by our organization. By using a wide variety of techniques, a PR photographer is able to capture photos from exciting angles that capture the moment. These photographs are collected into a portfolio and presented to an employer or higher-up who determines which photos are used for press article and other organizational purpose. PR photographer might also give some input and recommend which ones to use.

  1. PR Videographer:

PR videographer’s task is to shoot organizational program or events and deliver a final clip after editing. They can be out in the field capturing live events as they happen. Field work can be more varied and exciting, but may be stressful and require increased travel and longer, irregular hours. Occasionally, a PR cameraman will work as per the direction of PRO and relevant authorities.

  1. PR Assistants:

Assistants and other entry-level employees in the PR field are responsible for support, research, and administrative tasks when they first start. This may include preparing client files, presentations, and schedules, as well as monitoring relevant media coverage, assembling press kits, and fielding telephone calls from the media and clients. PR assistants may also distribute information between media relations specialists and account executives within the firm.

Stakeholders:

The primary stakeholder of PRO is the organization or famous person who want to maintain presence and reputation for academic uses.

The Stakeholder’s Responsibilities

It depends on the position of the Stakeholder in the context of the project development and implementation but typically could include the following responsibilities:

  1. Understanding the business rationale and ensuring that the project fits with the strategy for their area of business
  2. Making their detailed requirements known
  3. Committing the necessary resources to ensure the project is successful
  4. Taking ownership of appropriate deliverables
  5. Keeping informed of department progress and cascading information to others who need to know
  6. Proactively establishing training and development requirements
  7. Approving key project deliverables
  8. Identifying and resolving any department issue especially those associated with managing change during the transition phase.

Task & Responsibilities:

  1. A) Public Relation Officer –

Tasks often involve:

  • Planning, developing and implementing PR strategies;
  • Liaising with colleagues and key spokespeople;
  • Liaising with and answering inquiries from media, individuals and other organizations, often via telephone and email;
  • Researching, writing and distributing press releases to targeted media;
  • Collating and analyzing media coverage;
  • Writing and editing in-house magazines, case studies, speeches, articles and annual reports;
  • Preparing and supervising the production of publicity brochures, handouts, direct mail leaflets, promotional videos, photographs
  • Devising and coordinating photo opportunities;
  • Organizing events including press conferences, exhibitions, open days and press tours;
  • Maintaining and updating information on the organization’s website;
  • Sourcing and managing speaking and sponsorship opportunities;
  • Commissioning market research;
  • Fostering community relations through events such as open days and through involvement in community initiatives;
  • Managing the PR aspect of a potential crisis situation.
  1. B) Assistant PRO:

Task involves:

  1. Keep calendars (editorial, press conference, events etc) and media list
  2. Participate in brainstorming and planning sessions
  3. Assist in organizing and execution of events, campaign etc.
  4. Conduct research to support PR planning
  5. Draft and distribute content such as newsletters and release
  6. Assist in tracking media coverage or PR metrics
  7. Invent ways to streamline communication and plan execution
  8. Undertake general administrative and clerical duties
  9. C) PR Photographer:
  • Handling relevant administrative arrangements, such as timing, press passes, transport and access to venues and events;
  • Photographing events or personalities, noting details for photographic captions;
  • Checking light values of areas and venues beforehand;
  • Maintaining photographic and electronic communications equipment.
  • Adding relevant keywords to image files relating to the photographic content for library sites so the image is recognized in search engines;
  • Ensuring that all pictures are appropriate, processed, cataloged and ready in time to meet deadlines;
  • Preparing and sending digital photographs for newspaper publication or whenever required to deadline;
  • Sourcing freelance photographers for a job or sourcing existing photographs if pushed to meet a deadline;
  • Researching and anticipating relevant events;
  • Working closely with other people concerned with the company, such as assistant and picture editors
  • Explaining technical photographic terminology to non-photographers

 

  1. D) PR Videographer:

Generally, tasks can include:

  • Assembling, preparing and setting up equipment prior to filming, which may include tripods, monitors, lighting, cables and leads and headphones;
  • Offering advice on how best to shoot a scene and explaining the visual impact created by particular shots;
  • Practicing the camera moves required for pre-arranged shots;
  • Finding solutions to technical or other practical problems (for example, the natural light conditions need to be taken into account when setting up shots);
  • Editing, Mixing and processing clips
  • Working quickly, especially as timing is such an important factor;
  • Taking sole responsibility in situations where only one camera operator is involved
  • Keeping up to date with filming methods and equipment;
  • Repairing and maintaining equipment;
  • Driving to and from locations.
  1. E) Assistants:
  • Keep track of deliverable and instruments required for meet or events
  • Dispatch of magazine, letters and other documents to their destination
  • Collection of material given for programs
  • Curricular task assigned by PRO

There can be other recruits as per the requirement and their tasks are assigned by the public relation Officer.