Multilingual Online Courses – Hindi

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Unanth brings to you one of its kind multilingual course offerings. this blog has top 10 courses being offered in Hindi. Expand your career options with Unanth which offers tutorials on a wide range of subjects: Java, Python, Big Data, Networking et al. At present these courses are being offered at a discounted price. Here is another opportunity to make the best use of these pocket-friendly resourceful courses, all you have to do is – Enter promo code ABH67959 while registering for a course featured in our blog or site to get jawdropping discounts!

1. Become a Full Stack Web Developer –  A course in Hindi to learn concepts, tools and techniques required to become a full-stack LAMP (Linux, Apache, MySQL, and PHP) developer and how to implement it. With an enrolment of 98 students, the course has an exceptional rating of 4. Offered at a price of Rs.999, this online course is an all-in-one place for everything you need to become a professional web developer.

 

2. Complete Web Development using ASP.NET, C# and MVC – One of its kind course offered on Web Development using ASP.NET, C# and MVC in Hindi. With an enrolment of 64 students, the course has an exceptional rating of 5. Currently offered at free of cost this course teaches you how to build ASP.NET Core(ASP.NET 5) Web Applications from the ground up.

 

3. Learn Python with Example – Learn Python Programming in Hindi and give wings to your career. Get this python programming tutorial and learn python from the industry expert. The course has been given a rating of 4 and is the best resource for beginners to advanced. It currently has an enrolment of 287 participants offered at a price of Rs.999.

 

4. Data Analysis Fundamentals with Excel – This course is taught in Hindi, focussing on the core concepts of Microsoft Excel. With an exceptional rating of 5, this tutorial is offered at a reasonable price of Rs.999. Enroll for this course to get an overview of the fundamentals, from performing common calculations to conducting Bayesian analysis with Excel.

 

5. Learn Linux in Hindi – Learn the core concepts and real-world examples of Linux in just 5 days. This resourceful tutorial has an incredible rating of 5 and can be purchased a price of Rs.999 only. If you want to learn how to use Linux and level up your career but are pressed for time, this one is for you.

 

6. The Complete Big Data Course in Hindi – Enrol for this one of a kind course in Hindi that helps you understand Complex Architectures of Hadoop and its components. Offered at a reasonable price of Rs.999, this tutorial has garnered an exceptional rating of 5. This course will teach you all technologies fundamental that are linked to big data quickly.

 

7. The Complete Android Developer Course in Hindi – If you aspire to learn coding and app development and increase your earning potential, this may be the apt course for you. Offered at only Rs.999 the tutorial has an incredible rating of 5. It is taught in simple, jargon-free language.

 

8. Master The Python Interview – Need a one-stop shop resource to help you land your next Python role, this is the tutorial tailor-made for you. This course will teach you everything including Real interview questions, Real coding exercises and how to solve them etc. The course has garnered an exceptional rating of 5 and is being offered at a price of the only Rs.999

 

9. Amazon Web Services Essential Training – Amazon Web Services is one of the most desired skills by employers today. This course walks you through utilizing the wide range of Cloud Computing services that Amazon provides. Learn the concepts by investing just Rs.999. With an incredible rating of 5, this course is for you if you want to learn the fundamentals of Cloud Computing using Amazon Web Services.

 

10. Data Analysis using Python- Pandas, Numpy and Matplotlib – This course provides an opportunity to learn about third-party packages designed specifically for data analysis: Pandas and NumPy. Currently being offered at a discounted price of only Rs.999, this tutorial provides a refresher on the basics of working with data containers in Python.

Top 10 courses for a career in Analytics

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As more and more students and young professionals set their sight on a career in Analytics, we all are faced with  common problems: Which course should I go with? Which course would not be too expensive, hence guaranteeing good Return On Investment? Big data is an integral part of every industry analytics, it is an absolute essential skill to have today.

There are a plethora of  online courses available today that may confuse the prospective students, therefore, hindering their decision to pursue an apt one. To help you decide, find below a curated list of Top 10 Best Analytics course offerings from across sources. Happy learning!

1. R Programming: Advanced Analytics In R For Data Science

This course is for those looking for a practical guide in R, to build a foundation in Data Science. This course will help them to use arguably the most beloved data analytics tools available in the market. Good content, available at Udemy, with a super rating of 4.7. This course has about 1,567 reviews, with strong recommendation from students.

 

2. Google Analytics Certification: Get Certified in Just 2 Days

Another course from Udemy tops our charts. Google Analytics is still the most popular analytics tool used worldwide by freelancers, startups and large firms at scale. This course actually helps you to get a Google analytics certification, at a nominal cost. Rated at 4.4, with about 1,707 good reviews this course is highly recommended for the analytics enthusiasts.

3. Digital Analytics for Marketing Professionals: Marketing Analytics in Theory

Another good course, rated at 4.5. The emphasis of this course is more on theory, less on the practical aspects, but still an excellent course with over 16,600 reviews. Brought to you by Coursera. This course is a great bargain at $43 a month.

 

4.Analytics & Authenticity on Instagram: Crafting Your Digital Presence

This course is brought to you by Skillshare, a very reputed name in the online course domain. This excellent course focuses on Instagram as a tool and platform. This course is extremely affordable at just $12 a month. Rated at 4.71 it is a steal at this price. This course has rapidly gained 868 reviews and counting!

 

5.Accounting Analytics

Another of offering from Coursera, this course is a must do for anyone looking forward to learn use of analytics in Accounting. Priced at a very reasonable $43 a month, this course is rated at 4.5. More than 1,223 students and professionals have given good reviews on  this course

 

6.Digital Analytics for Marketing Professionals: Marketing Analytics in Practice

This course from  Coursera aims to be the go-to guide for Marketing professions looking to increase their skills in the analytics domain. Looking at the way data analytics is richly integrated with Marketing, this is a must do course for marketing professionals looking to add value to their skill sets. This has a rating of 4.4 and can be done at the price of &43 a month. A good 1,240 reviews and counting

7. Business Analytics Make data-driven business decisions

This course may be a little expensive at $1499, but people believe it is worth every penny, which is why it features first on our list, with a rating of 4.92. Brought to you by Springboard.

8.Statistics for Business Analytics A-Z?

This course from Udemy serves as an excellent foundation builder for young professionals and students looking to build knowledge on Analytics. Rating of 4.4 and available at $200, it is a good buy recommended by 1,365 reviewers.

9. Python for Finance: Investment Fundamentals & Data Analytics

This course from Udemy, worth $195 is a practical guide for those wanting to learn Python for Analytics in Finance domain. This course has enjoyed a rating of 4.6  from 1,154 reviewers. A must do for the tech geeks looking to make a mark in finance and analytics.

 

10. PG Diploma in Data Science

 

 

This course from the Indian online course provider UpGrad, promises to accelerate your career in Data Science. It is offered at a cost of Rs 2,25,000 for 11 months in association with IIT Bombay. Master concepts of Data Management, Statistics, Machine Learning and Big Data from most influential Data Science leaders and academicians of India.

Top 10 Online Courses by User Rating and Reviews

Need to make a decision on the best available online courses? Well take a peek into this One Stop Shop list of Top 10 Most reviewed online course by GraduFund. Here is a gist from our authoritative list of top-rated course offerings: Digital Marketing, C++, 3D Modelling, Ethical Hacking – for you to choose from.

1. The Unreal Engine Developer Course – Learn C++ & Make GamesLearn C++ from scratch and understand the basics of coding and game development. This course offers super simple tutorials backed by world class support to its subscribers. Reviewed by 18,000 individuals the course has an exceptional rating of 4.7. Offered at a monthly price of $195, this online course is a great platform for all you creative people out there.

 

2. The Complete Digital Marketing Course – 12 Courses in 1Want to upgrade your digital marketing skills? Here is the 12 Courses in 1, Digital Marketing course to help grow your business or aid in career change. Reviewed by 18,000 individuals the course has an exceptional rating of 4.4. Offered at a monthly price of $200, this online course offers you an opportunity to become an expert in the domain.

 

3. The Ultimate Drawing Course – Beginner to AdvancedStill have the desire to explore that creative stint in you? Here is a course that promises to enhance your skills in the world of drawing. Reviewed by 16,000 individuals the course has an exceptional rating of 4.5. This Beginner to Advanced online course offered at a competitive monthly cost of $150 is a great platform for all you creative seekers.

 

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Creating your Self-Brand for a Fortune 100 firm

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Every student sitting for a placement desires to get featured or to be a part of a company that has great prospects and is enlisted in the Fortune 100 firm group.  Being a part of such a firm creates your own unique brand. There is a lot of pre-work for this.

  • Use free learning resources: Two headlines caught my attention this week – Government of India’s own version of Coursera which is cooler than you’d expect, and the recent Delhi University student agitation. While everyone is entitled to their political opinions for the latter, for a student who does not envisage a career in politics, steering clear of mob distractions and keeping undeterred focus on career goal is what will separate the winners from the also-rans. It was sad to see Swayam go largely unnoticed, while it could be a boon for the career-conscious student in his or her efforts to create a distinct and formidable brand in front of employers.
  • Cross-skill yourself: Academic excellence is one thing, but with an increasingly competitive job market, companies prefer graduates who are masters of all trade. A trend has started in the West wherein companies are interested in a specific group of graduates, “Multidisciplinary” students.
  • Approach Great Mentors: Connecting with people in the firm that you want to target is a great advantage. Having someone from the same institution is a blessing in disguise. World is already connected through Facebook and LinkedIn ,  it’s better to connect to your alumni. Talk to them. Learn about how things go about in there. Explore the possibilities of getting admitted in such a firm.
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  • Seek Internships: Most big companies always open up internship opportunities for young recruits. So never back off from such opportunities.  Continue reading “Creating your Self-Brand for a Fortune 100 firm”

Appealing to Financier’s Discretion for your Loan

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After every exam, you have a general idea of what extra you should had done. There is something always missing, in retrospect! Even Hillary Clinton is finding that missing jolt. Similarly, many times your request for finances go unheard. Not because your intent was not good, but probably because you couldn’t project yourself in the best way before the financier, who is looking at your application objectively. Here are a few tips to maximize your odds of getting financed.

  • Firstly, as a financier for 35 years, what I believe is important specifically for a student borrower is to showcase the necessary interest, motivation and capability for the goal the finances would enable – be it for higher studies, startup idea, equipment loan, or anything else. Unless a financier is not confident with your interest, he will hesitate in providing his approval.
  • Secondly, you should not keep the financier in the dark. It is better to disclose everything honestly and adequately, rather than the financier hitting upon a big revelation later. Whether it is bank details, earlier transactions, further actions and motives for future.

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When a Techie turned Special Ops Commando – Leadership Lessons

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A man who wants to lead the orchestra must turn his back on the crowd

I did not realize this until I joined the Indian Military Academy and things started making sense at a bigger level. After a 6-month technical stint at Accenture, I knew deep within that a stereotypical technologist career path does not align with my aspiration to acquire people leadership skills early on. Consequently, I left my cozy job to join Indian Army, to be a transformational leader.

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Army proved as a double-sided mirror, reflected my strengths and weaknesses not only in front of me but also the 782 men and 42 Junior Commissioned Officers under me in my unit.

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Career Session with GraduFund Leadership

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In a recent interactive session with MBA and Engineering students at a globally reputed university, we focused on aspects of students’ lives that make it the most promising yet challenging phase, their career options and paths, and tips to decide whether “An Entrepreneur versus An Intrapreneur” path is better suited for them. A brief snapshot of what took place and what resonated strongly with the student community.

 

The key speakers were Mr Abhijit Onkar, co-founder of GraduFund, and ex-Strategy Consultant at Deloitte; and Mr Ram Ravichandran, Director of Analytics at Visa Inc., in his personal capacity. While we expected a few students for a focused group discussion about GraduFund, we were both overwhelmed and humbled by the response, as about 3X more students turned up for the session voluntarily, at the end of a tiring day for most. At the same time, the scheduled one-hour interaction went on to two-and-a-half, and the depth of interaction was amazing!

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Two main patterns emerged during the talks – Finance and Career Connect. Keep on the lookout for the details on this engaging session – We will cover the details of the rich interaction soon in our GraduFund blog! As our reputed speaker, Ram, echoed his thoughts after the session – “These guys are amazing, and with the right opportunities, they will create amazing things…Learnt 10X more from them, than what we expected” .

Couple of feedback points cited verbatim, from the student community that loves what GraduFund does -“Students absolutely loved it.” “It is a great beginning. I wish to see its success and effectiveness personally.”

This is what keeps us going!

If you are interested in a deeper understanding of how the GraduFund community of financiers, employers, alumni, technology and management experts are making students’ lives hassle-free every single day, let us know. You can write to us at partnership@gradufund.com for a planned session at your institution.

Avoiding top 10 financial mistakes

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1. Sticking to Cash 

When the whole economy is going cashless, I don’t think that students should stick to cash. Moreover, wallet and credit facilities also bring about hidden benefits, if prudently used. There are many offers and cashbacks available, so switching to online mode should be a planned shift. Don’t think like your ancestors, financially speaking!

2. Overspending on Commute

Students who spend a higher share of money on travelling should instead make a monthly pass according to the needs. Paying daily while commuting will always strain your cash reserve, so it’s better that you switch to a monthly pass system – for metro, bus or local train.

3. Ignoring Government’s BHIM app

Given a choice, sticking to private firm wallets can hurt you a bit more than you expect when you decide to withdraw to your bank account. They levy their fees as transaction charges, payable by you. So it is better that you switch to government apps for digital transactions.

4. Shopping in peak demand seasons

It is always seen that the prices drop decisively at the end of the year, beginning of monsoon, and similar “off-peak” demand seasons. So it is better not to shop in peak demand season, as the prices are expected to fall as time goes by.

5. Buying first-hand books

Beyond the “fresh smell” of a new book, there is no rational reason for the prudent student in investing huge sum of money on “exam-prep” books that won’t be useful after that exam. Instead, it is better to buy second-hand books or taking it from a senior.

6. Not planning the budget

Even the government has a budget which it plans to follow. Similarly, the financially prudent student always prepares a monthly or a weekly budget to fit in all that is needed, without bringing about trouble to our parents.

7. Not applying for scholarships

Getting a scholarship is one of the best feelings but the regret of not applying for one, is another equally strong feeling. Even if the odds of getting one are bleak, still one should plan methodically and apply – unless you are on the scholarship decision-making board, you do not know what the future has in store in for the applicant.

8. Not repaying loans 

Loans help you study in the courses and college that you desire, keeping in mind your financial barriers. But it builds a negative reputation for you, in the lender’s books, when you fail to repay the amount during your college life.So it is better to take pending repayments out of the equation in time. If you are taking funds through a site like GraduFund, you also unlock huge career benefits for timely repayments.

9. Aiming at a “pricey” college

Directly aiming at a very pricey college with good “crowd” soon becomes a headache when your father talks more with the bank people than you. So financially speaking, it is advisable to study in a college of good repute offering great career tracks and alumni track record, than opting for one known to pull price-insensitive “crowd”.

10. Destroying your credit score

Credit cards can help build your reputations in parties, but it may even destroy it when you miss your payments because it then remains in your credit history for a long time. Being prudent and repaying on times helps build your creditworthiness for future education loans, personal loans et al.

The “Risk-taking” Doctor

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Gone are the days when an MBBS degree meant that you’re sorted for life. Today’s doctors are not shy of venturing into entrepreneurship or marketing as unconventional career choices.

In India, engineers aspiring to do managerial jobs traditionally drove fierce competition in exams like CAT and  GMAT.  Today, a management degree is viewed as an enabler of wider career options by doctors as well. They aspire to do an MBA course from institutes like ISB, IIM, XLRI, or even Harvard, INSEAD and Stanford. Even IITs have started MBA courses for doctors.

It sounds absurd for the family itself when they hear that their son/daughter wishes to do an MBA course after a painstakingly long and tortuous journey to an MBBS degree. However, people are now focusing on subjects that have a wider application of industry knowledge. That opens up a whole array of new administrative and leadership positions for them.

Just making a decision is not enough, prized institutes do glorify their offerings but they do not highlight their fees. Then it becomes pertinent for a middle-class MBBS who opted for a reputed Government institution over private practice, to seek education loans.

It is worth mentioning that doctors have been often viewed as a good borrower community by traditional financiers. According to reports, relatively few percentage of loans to doctors have turned into bad loans. So they are mostly classified as safe (non-risky) investments in a financier’s portfolio.

However, with more doctors venturing into non-clinical roles post their management education, there are concerns in their ability of earning steady cash flows to repay their huge education loans. At least for the traditional lender, used to making loans to doctors who will “safely” go back to the Operation Theatre or Clinic and get his steady income.

As per the emerging trends, doctors are now enthusiastically cross-skilling, focusing on joint ventures, teaming up with engineers on “IoT” or “Medical Tourism” startups, joining a Practo rather than going solo with a medical clinic or hospital. Now to run such a hospital, such unconventional shifts require advanced managerial and leadership skills and that can only be gained from a good B-school.

What it means for lenders is paradigm shift in their lending decision-making frameworks. So with doctors not looking at things “safe” and “steady” anymore, are the new generation of financiers ready to step up, and help with open hands?

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The views expressed in this blog are from a practicing doctor at All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS)

10 investments while you are studying

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1. Books

I remember the good old days when we could find every desirable book in the school library, but this changes as we enter college life. There are multiple books to refer, books that are ‘heavy’ and that burn holes into your pockets. If you talk to well-placed successful alumni, a common advice is to prudently invest in books that could be useful in the long run. At the same time, there’s no point in “donating” 1000 bucks for a book for only that one chapter expected to help you in the next semester paper.

2. Excursion

“All work and no days off makes everyone in this planet dull!”

A day in the wilderness will surely rejoice your inner soul. Invest in travelling alone, travelling offline, travelling without any plans. Go out on a bike ride or maybe go for a trek. Change the mundane cycle by breaking routine.

3. Mentors

Group studies and Goa trip plans have something in common in a student’s life. Both rarely go as planned, if they happen at all! Back in my school days, all my  friends used to converge at tuitions, just to pass time. Invest in mentors that are capable of making an impact on your education even if they demand more outreach effort and sometimes pay for their professional mentor hours. Because it is better to invest in gold rather than in copper.

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