Oracle Certification Program

Oracle Certification

Oracle Certification

PurpleLeap enables Oracle partnership for selective reputed educational institutions to deliver the Oracle training for students in their college. With the widely acclaimed credential of Oracle certification, students are ready to face the job market for a variety of entry-level Oracle job roles.

DBA Track

Earning Oracle Certified Associate (OCA) status opens the door to great DBA and software development jobs. It is the professional credential recognized by employers around the world, and PurpleLeap has the career development tools to help the student succeed.

Oracle Database is the industry leading and most advanced Relational Database System (RDBMS). Oracle’s OCA DBA 10g is an entry-level certification specifically designed to certify foundation skills required for database administration or application development. Its objectives are intended to measure a candidate’s ability to work as a junior team member with database administrators or application developers.

What do Students Learn?

During the course of the PurpleLeap’s Oracle Certification program students will learn how to install and maintain an Oracle Database. Student will gain a conceptual understanding of the Oracle Database architecture and how its components

work and interact with one another. They will also learn how to create an Operational Database and properly manage the various structures in an effective and efficient manner including Performance Monitoring, Database Security, User Management, and Backup/Recovery techniques.

Art of Cracking the OCA Exam

PurpleLeap assists student to prepare for this certification by providing the training from the Oracle Certified Industry Experts and Preparation Kit which includes official Oracle courseware, practical assignments and practice tests.


1.     Student Benefits

• Assists the student to build Oracle Database expertise

• Assists the student to prepare for the OCA Test

• Connects student to the right job before graduating

2.     College Benefits

• Global Partnership with Technology Major

• Oracle WDP Logo and other marketing material usage rights

• Latest Oracle software for the labs

• Industry Engagement Platform

• Faculty Development Programs

• Pool of Oracle Certified students

Career Path

• Database Administrator

• Database Developer

• PL-SQL Programmer

• Database Analyst


Team work – How to work well with others

Topic: Team work – How to work well with others

Below are the Q-A sessions in Rediff chat answered by Amit Bansal, the founder and CEO of PurpleLeap.


Rajashekhar asked, sir i am working as chief librarian in engineering college i m facing lot lots of problem in working with my library team members. what should i do. if i give a task for them they never do it in time,
Amit bansal answers, Try and be more assertiveabout your expectations

DJ asked, how to handle if two of my team member hate each others job and dont think good about each other. Both are senior team member. please advise.
Amit bansal answers, Get them to communicate with each other in a constructive way. you can assume the role of a mediator.

rajendran asked,  Hi how to take contol of my team…how i can motivate them.?
Amit bansal answers, The key word here is not “control”, it is “manage”. any attempts at control will be resnted by the team. Two way communication and coordination must be encouraged.

vinay asked, we are two persons in same position and we have many lower people whom we assign jobs. my same level friend goes to the boss daily morning and reports that the persons currently working under me are passing time in canteen rest room etc. how to handle tis situation
Amit bansal answers, You need to keep in tough with your boss on a daily basis as well.

kawal asked, I cannot go along with my team as i feel they do not respect otherwise and familiarity breeds contempt. They start calling you with your name and sometimes takes things casually. what is to be done in that case???
Amit bansal answers, It is important to bong with the team. It is ok if they call you by your first name. Just dont incourage any personal conversations.

krish asked, Hi Amit am working in IT and my manager doesnt know what work we are doing becoz all of them comes from onshore directly to us but he keep on torturing us for different things like taking leaves coming to office late becoz we need to stay late and doesnt understand our to handle him anyway he needs to do our appraisal and is so weird…
Amit bansal answers, Fix up a meeting with him and explain the complexities of your job. else, during the time of future goal setting, explain the limitations you face.

Aditi asked, Hi Amit, there are times when team work is best, but there are also times when it is better to do the work alone. how can i convince my team that i would like to take more responsibilty and complete a task alone?
Amit bansal answers, You could request doing a certain task and once it is done, share it with the team and ask for their inputs.

rajbir asked, my boss is also my friend and in the eye of other he behave particular with me in totally different and not give proprer response
Amit bansal answers, He is probably very concsious of your friendship and wants to seperate the personal from the professional. try and understand.

Peter asked,  i am working in my office for last 2 years.recently one person has joined in my department as team leader whoose experience is same as mine.when i come to know about that fact i am getting very angry when my new team leader instruct me something. how can i overcome this situation.
Amit bansal answers, I can understand your situation. If you want to continue being part of this team, you could try speaking to HR about your problem.

Speedy asked, Okay. The question is regarding a team work. Not office. I have my own biker’s club with 13 members. Every one has their own say and way to do things. how to keep them tagged in. please tell.
Amit bansal answers, that is the main advantage of teams. you have the benefits of so many ideas. Just develop a system that takes into account all viable ideas and solutions

andy asked, Hi, My main boss seats in Delhi. Since he joined he never spoke to me , I am in touch with my immediate boss. let us know how to get in touch with him.
Amit bansal answers, sorry, forgot to tell you to keep your immediate boss in the loop.

andy asked, Hi, My main boss seats in Delhi. Since he joined he never spoke to me , I am in touch with my immediate boss. let us know how to get in touch with him.
Amit bansal answers, Get in touch over email and fix up a meeting to introduce yourself on the phone or face to face.

ankit asked, I work in a PSU, and team members are generally not encouraged to work. How to ensure project performance
Amit bansal answers, Just do your best and it will be recognised in the long term.

udh asked, Hi Amit, am a very good performer, sincere and very passionate person but have been having regular problems in people management, is there any course that I can attend to understand what exactly are the issues in my personality? Thanks
Amit bansal answers, Really appreciate the fact that you recognize that you have a problem. you could go in for a well recommended course in personality development

Mnaoj Agarwal asked, How to handle the team of freshers
Amit bansal answers, Young people are full of new ideas. Encourage this. On the other hand, also tactfully explain that not all ideas are implementable in the real world.

Supriya asked, Hi Amit, it has been some months since i’ve joined this organization where i currently work. The sense of humour of these people is not something i understand. Is it better to shut up and sit in such cases or do you think it is necessary to make an effort to understand the stupid jokes and even if we don’t get it laugh at it, just to give others company?
Amit bansal answers, Just relax and be yourself. You will slowly gel with the culture.

Somesh asked, Hi Amit, how would you define an ideal work relationship?
Amit bansal answers, Sharing of ideas, expressiong negative and positive thoughts freely and a combined focus on organizationsl goals.

arun asked, Now a days team work is the in thing. how to handle people with individual goals?
Amit bansal answers, In every team, each member has individual goals.

imran asked, Dear sir, i report to my bos as well as plant manager, in this case i feel pushing from two side, what i do?
Amit bansal answers, This is a problem faced by most modern organizations that have matrix reporting structures. you have to face the situation with tact.

KAUSTUBH asked, How to motivate a delpeted team
Amit bansal answers, Find out the reasons for the situation and then make amends

stan asked, Thanks Amit for you response,its really worth.However,there are lots of Yes Men’s in orgnizations and i coparate i guess yes-mens work & done good for themselves…how can we deal with yes mens , in a situation when you know your decision is right but you are overided by a yesmen.
Amit bansal answers, Remember that a team has to perform. If the yes men do not help the team achive its objectives, they will only succeed in the short term.

suchetha asked, Do you think it is okay for the boss to call you after office hours? for me, it get’s irritating because once you’ve reached home, you want to spend time with your family. how can i communicate this to the boss. I’ve tried not answering calls previously, but this results in only having a bad start the next day.
Amit bansal answers, This is a tricky situation. Take the calls and try and keep them short.

rocky asked, If two of team member doesnot allow new one to grow in team, by not providing sufficient information, what one can do
Amit bansal answers, Spaek to the team leader and explain the situation

Kamal asked, Sir How to increase communication amongst team members
Amit bansal answers, Encourage an open atmosphere. Any idea ot thought, however ridiculous it may seem, must be encouraged. ask HR to organise regular team bulding activities

ab asked, I am working in IT dept and in a team having 10 members. The basic problem in the team is the ego problem among some of the members as they think that they are having better knowledge than others. pls give some suggestions and ideas to improve team moral and bondings.
Amit bansal answers, Go for some offsites to outdoor locations and organize some team buliding activities. this might help the members understand each other better

Manu asked, Sir if one wants to concentrate on his work and avoids gossiping and socalizing after work like alcohol,cards etc. Can he still be popular and respected
Amit bansal answers, As long as you do not judge other people for their habits, they will respect your need to be different

anil asked, hi Amit sir how to cope up with the seniors employees working to lower grade and reports to the juniors into the marketing and sales profession
Amit bansal answers, Give the senoirs the due respect for their experience.

Ali asked, Hi Amit, I’ve just started on my first job a month back. I’m still getting to know people at work and sometimes it get’s overwhelming meeting people with so many years experience. How can i not look like a shy newcomer but look confident when I come across when i speak to my colleagues?
Amit bansal answers, Just be yourself. Once you get more familiar, you will get more comfortable. Its just a matter of time.

Shikher asked, Hi Amit, I am currently on bench since the project got over ! I will be allocated to a new project which of course will be having its own team. How easily can i gel with the entire team considering that i will be the manager for the team?
Amit bansal answers, Lead by exmaple. Help the team members get to know each other and understand their specific roles and the relationships of these roles with one another. also help them set individual goals.

Sudeep asked, sir, there is this one person in office, whom I can’t stand, but unfortunately he stays very close to where i do and so we often end up travelling in the same bus to office. Do you have any tips on how I can be cordial to this person, without going over the top?
Amit bansal answers, Have patience.

MPS asked, iam disliked by team,how to handle
Amit bansal answers, You need to understand the reasons from one of your teammates. Thereafter, you may need to make some changes in your approach

rkdash asked, some of the employees are there who wants to show their suprimacy inevery to handel them?
Amit bansal answers, Ignore them and do your own job well

solo asked, Pl. guide, if some one can do well as a solo player, why should he go for team work. Weak people, who do not feel complete in themselves, prefer team work, so that their weaknesses dont show.Pl. advise
Amit bansal answers, Most organizations today believe in teamwork. They feel the best results come out of a lot of brains pooling ideas. If you have good thoughts andideas, you will shine in teams or individual situations

kapil asked,  Dear Amit, There is a girl in my team. Almost all team members of my team have crush on her, which is causing problem amont them and I dont find that they will be able to work in team anymore. I also dont want to loose any of them as they were selected by me only and are very good in their respective job. Pl tell how can i handle the situation without loosing any of my team member
Amit bansal answers, Without mentioning the issue directly, ask the team members to leave personal issues behind and concentrate on work.

Shravan asked, Sir, in most organizations there would be some sort of partiality and nepotism going on. Is there any way to stay out of such politics and still excel in what we do?
Amit bansal answers, If you excel at what you do, you never need to use nepotism as a crutch. ignore it.

Anuj asked, Amit, is it necessary to make a get-together with all teammates for every 2 weeks or month?
Amit bansal answers, Sure. helps the team to bond.

AETHIST asked, how to cope up with rude manager
Amit bansal answers, If you are good at your job, there is no reason to be afraid. Dont be rude but respond assertively.

Amol asked, my performance is exceptional. I am into sales & marketing. When i interact with my colleagues natural arrogance & agression comes because of performance. Its creating lot of office politics and collision. What do i do
Amit bansal answers, Since you recognize the problem, half the battle is won. Make a sincere attempt to tone down. there is no other way.

Hari asked, Sir, my team consists of 5 people, 3 of them are from Kerala and they go on and on in their native language. I’m from Bihar and don’t understand what they are saying and often get irritated. How can I ask them to speak in English without sounding offensive or defensive?
Amit bansal answers, Explain your problem in a polite way and request their cooperation. They may not realise the discomfirt it is causing you.

raj asked, How to combat ego at work place
Amit bansal answers, Ego is the cause of almost all problems in interpersonal relationships. You just have to use tact.

stan asked, Hello Sir, I have a boss who is sugar coated tonque at the front but back he is always talk negative me & my team ,how to deal with these type of bosses
Amit bansal answers, Schedule a one to one meeting with him and ask him politely if he has any suggestions for improvement in the teams performance.

alndora asked, I am unable to talk fluently in a group, what I should do
Amit bansal answers, Just remember that everyone welcomes a good idea. Dont hesitate to put across your thoughts. You will be surprised to know a lot of your teammates might have the same problem as you.

Shom asked, Hi sir Please tell me how how individual performance can be known of a team?
Amit bansal answers, People who work well in teams are always recognised. Just be consistent and you will shine

Arati asked, Amit, This is my second job and most of my colleagues team up and meet after office hours. They have so formed a bond. I’m unable to go out with them often and so feel like an odd man out. do you think, I should make the extra effort and go out with them to have a good team relationship in office?
Amit bansal answers, Depends upon your reasons for not going out with them. If you find it inconvenient, dont go out each time, but you could probably make the effort to go once in a while. People understand if you explain.

red asked, but sir how to escape frm office politics and how to lead frm the fellow colleagues
Amit bansal answers, Just avoid getting involved in any personal discussions or gossip. Even listening to gossip can get you into trouble.

suraj asked, Hi Amit, How important is it to blend in with your colleagues. Is it better to keep a distance between your personal and professional life?
Amit bansal answers, Collegues can definitely be your friends. It is not advisable to discuss personal issues at the workplace, though.

red asked, Sir, tell me sir, how to shine in the new job??
Amit bansal answers, Watch for a few days. Understand the culture and the work thoroughly. Then start performing in order to exceed expectations.


Rediff Chat Date: July 20, 2011



Access to PurpleLeap Learning Portal

Each student participating in the program gets personalised access to the next generation PurpleLeap Learning Portal. The learning portal leverages the closed loop learning methodology of ‘Assess-Train-Monitor-Learn’.

Students can perform the following tasks in the portal:

1. Access program schedule

2. Take quizzes and self-assessments

3. Submit assignments and projects

4. Build a professional resume

5. Participate in discussion forums

6. Access learning resources like Recap, FAQs, User Guides, and Glossaries

7. Monitor progress using performance dashboard

Student Marksheet

Student Portal Snap Shot

Apart from getting personalized feedback, each student gets a regular comprehensive report on their performance and areas of improvement. The complexity of assignments is adjusted according to the learning capabilities of students.

Student Account

Job Interview Strategies

Topic: Job Interview Strategies

Below are the Q-A sessions in Rediff chat answered by Amit Bansal, the founder and CEO of PurpleLeap.


kallu asked, hello Sir, I am B.Tech(ECE) and working in PSU with 12 yr exp. and also want to do M.Tech/PhD. Is there any institute/ university which offers the same in correspondence/distance mode. and if yes will it be valid for getting a Job in Pvt sector. also name the Univ/institute plz
Amit Bansal answers, Yes there are institutes offering courses in correspondence/distance mode

sanjay12 asked, I am doing MBA part time, so is it necessary to mention in CV?
Amit Bansal answers, It’s not necessary but it can give you an added advantage.

pandeyvish asked, amit , i have experience of nine years in sales and marketing along with last experience in Banking domain in sales,but i had to leave the job due to bad health as i was suffering from slip disc , now i have recovered but wheresoever i go ,break in career is becomng hindrance in getting through in my previous profile of merchant acquiring , please suggest what to so?
Amit Bansal answers, Don’t give up. Explain the reason clearly and talk about the achievements or good work which you had done in your previous job.

ramu asked, I have english problem.How can I overcome this;Though I am get selected for technical interviews.Normally I faced this problem in HR I can not able to sell my self for high rate though I deseved it…..??
Amit Bansal answers, Read English news papers. watch English movies and talk to your friends in English. 2-3 months would be sufficient

kola asked, Hi Amit, Will it be right if we chnage the domain afetr gaining 10 years of experience
Amit Bansal answers, There is no right or wrong answer to it. If you want to explore another domain and you think that it would be challenging you can go for that.

aat asked, I am Ph. D. and have 10 yrs teaching Exp. in Mech. Engg. Does I have career options other than teaching
Amit Bansal answers, Yes. You do.

amar asked, Hi sir i am a CA passed in 2007 sine then working wit a company where i think not archiving a lot besides this due to non practice i am not able to face interview also pls suggest how to prepare my self for another company
Amit Bansal answers, Don’t undermine your capabilities. Get your resume ready, post in on job portals and prepare for the selection process.

himanshu asked, Hello Sir, I have an experience of 8 years in Financial Services & can’t afford to do my MBA in regular manner, could you please suggest institute from where i can go for my MBA also i have been suggested for EMBA program from United Business Institute Belgium who provides online learning. would it be better for professional career. Thanks
Amit Bansal answers, There are many institutes, including IIMs, which have courses for working professionals. You can look for institutes out of the country as well.

kallu asked, hello Sir, I am B.Tech(ECE) and MBA(Mktg) , 12 Year exp in PSU. can I get a good job near Delhi. Plz suggest some.
Amit Bansal answers, Post your resume on job portals

tom asked, I have not appeared for any interview for more than last 15 yrs. I have work exp of 23 yres. what are the preperation I have do for getting a better job ?
Amit Bansal answers, Get your resume ready and then prepare for the questions which you think that an interviewer may ask after going through your resume. Highlight your achievements

pbs asked, I have done MSC in Biochemistry in 1996 since then i got married and have not had any job experience, Now due to specific reasons I have to look out for Job. What would be the best way to proceed.
Amit Bansal answers, If you are not specific about the profile, update your resume on job portals like , naukri, monster India, and others. You may try for jobs in education sector as well.

aaaaaa asked, ideal cv, resume should be of how many pages and what to be mentioned in cv resume bio data?
Amit Bansal answers, There is no hard and fast rule about it. But ideally if you are a fresher, your resume should not be more that 2 pages long. It should include, your career objective, educational qualifications, achievements, project work, personal details

brightson asked, What is the best answer to say for “Why are you looking for a change?” . I am in IT industry
Amit Bansal answers, You should be able to answer it. State the reason in the most logical way. If you are looking for change, there has to be a reason and for you too that should be logical

adddff asked, Hi Amit, Now a days there is a trend that if a person is getting say 10 lacs p.a. only then he will be eligible for applying to 18 lacs p.a job, The person drawing lower salary has to struggle with lower pay package only why so?
Amit Bansal answers, To a certain extent it could be right, but it depends on the profile and the CTC which the company is ready to offer too.

Chalam asked, Hi, Due to budgetary concern we were asked to leave the job and from last three month I am not having a job in hand. Tried a lot in the name domain. What is the best answer in the interview if they ask me about jobless for three month….
Amit Bansal answers, There is nothing wrong in conveying the real reason. Just make sure that it doesn’t reflect your incompetency. Highlight your achievements in your previous job

WorkWork asked, As an interviewer what should we look into a candidate.
Amit Bansal answers, Skill sets relevant to the job not only for the current one but for future roles as well

San asked, Hi Amit, During my career spanning 2 decades, I shifted from product industry operational role to IT industry consulting role which has not given me growth. How do I make anyone look at me as a valuable candidate in the former industry, they are not seeing value in the experience put in IT industry
Amit Bansal answers, Any job in any industry provides you certain skill sets. Those skills will be used across industries. Highlight the skills which you have acquired while working for IT. Moreover you have your previous experience which may help

ramashankar asked, sir i have a typical situation. i was out of job owing to recession in 2009. have done electrical engineering in 2005 and presently pursuing an executive mba program. i am not so much comfortable to move into mainstream software. and in core companies i might not get a chance as i have software experience and the electrical study was way back done in 2005. how do you think sir, i should approach an employer to get my CV noticed. and if called what should be a sincere explanation for the situation. presently i am jobless.
Amit Bansal answers, If you want to make your career in IT industry. Highlight your previous experience and accomplishments. For core companies, doing short term courses may help.

deepak asked, Hi I have done CA and then worked for 4 companies and then done MBA from iim, now i wanna change my job. But in past i had changed 3 jobs for better prospects and this question comes everytime in interview. Don’t know how to answer, please help
Amit Bansal answers, This is a very important questions and prepare for the answer well. You should be able to explain, “Better Prospects”.

Amit Bansal answers, formal attire

Rama asked, Hello Mr Amit, I have played multiple roles in my long career, which I can play seven now. How do I profile my resume.
Amit Bansal answers, in chronological order

sam asked, how to deal with an interview when the interviewer is your previous boss who you did not share a good repo with. i still want to finish this interview as good as possible as i want this job. kindly advise
Amit Bansal answers, Be professional. Don’t judge anything

Rahulslc asked, I left a major IT Player in Jan this year and joined another small IT company and left them after 2 months and joined a third company, shall I show my 2 months exp. in my Cv or not?
Amit Bansal answers, It will not have a good impression. But still if you think it can add any value, do include it. But be prepared to explain the reason of quitting the company in a short duration

hai asked, What all should be asked to interviewer, when they offer to ask to them.
Amit Bansal answers, If you don’t have any questions, it’s not necessary to ask something. Don’t ask whether you are selected or not or about the salary details. You can discuss it in the next round of negotiation

HArish asked, hi, i want to know the answer of “tell me about urself”
Amit Bansal answers, Hi Harish, No body else can tell you something about yourself in a better way. It’s you who have to find the answer of this question. In an interview, just convey the information in the most logical way which can help the interviewer in taking a right decision. e.g. they may not be so interested in getting information about your family than about you

lalitmihit asked, I am rejected sometime not able to explaining reason for leaving job. I always beleive in giving right reason & believe in telling truth but still not selected.
Amit Bansal answers, You can tell the correct thing and at the same time you can be polite and diplomatic

Raj asked, How to answer questions regarding your weakness?
Amit Bansal answers, Tell them your action plan for your weakness

sunita asked, Hi Amit, why are interviews so stressful? Is it just a preview of things to come?
Amit Bansal answers, Not all. It depends on you

Sundar asked, Hi Amit, how can i improve my interpersonal skills for an interview?
Amit Bansal answers, Do a SWOT analysis for yourself. Find out the requirement of the profile and match your SWOT to that

ZZ asked, What should be best strategy while facing interview?
Amit Bansal answers, Prepare well

himanshu asked, Thanks you for your answer, what should be the priority among of them Compensation, Company (Brand Name), Profile, Designation or in what order we should give them priority. Thanks
Amit Bansal answers, Ideally you should be deciding that. But I would prefer the profile and long term growth prospects

Mahesh asked, How do I choose between onsite opportunity with existing employer and a new job? Also how do I tell my prospective employer that I already have onsite opportunity in hand without sounding arrogant or overconfident?
Amit Bansal answers, You should have a long term perspective towards building your career. You can convey the availability of on-site opportunity. Do you want to make it a part of negotiation during the selection process?

himanshu asked, Hello Sir, My question is about when intervier ask you about why are you leaving your current job. What should be the best possible answer. As i always wanted to change for better carrier opportunity and better compensation. but i always stuck to answer this question truthfully. Thanks
Amit Bansal answers, Analyze the job profile which you are applying for and compare it with the current one which you are holding. See the growth prospects, your interest and other factors like, location, designation, monitory benefits etc.

HI asked, I have nervous to answers the question in interview part and am afraiding the interview..what can I do?
Amit Bansal answers, Practice with mock interviews and prepare for the FAQs.

dipak asked, hello sir, i want to know how to tackle the questions in the interview whose answers we dont know at all?
Amit Bansal answers, If at all you don’t know the answer say politely that you don’t know.

Rediff Chat Date: Sep 28, 2011


VSAT enabled Interactive Distance Learning Classrooms

PurpleLeap invests in establishing state-of-the-art PLACE at campus. As part of the career center, PurpleLeap establishes a high-tech Interactive Distance Learning (IDL) classroom at the college and provides access to PurpleLeap Learning Portal. The IDL classroom is equipped with technologically advanced interactive AV equipment to impart learning over satellite by expert faculty. Beyond the classroom, the students participate in scientifically designed learning regimen via PurpleLeap Learning Portal.

VSAT Technology

Goal Setting

Topic: Goal Setting

Below are the Q-A sessions in Rediff chat answered by Amit Bansal, the founder and CEO of PurpleLeap.


Rajeev asked, Sir, I am a diploma holder in Mechanical engineering; I have worked in R&D for 10 years now and that too in some top of the line fortune 500 companies. I am in a senior position now but I still feel that my growth prospect ar hampered due to my education qualification. What is your say in this matter?
Amit Bansal answers, have you completed your graduation though? Because if not it will hamper your growth no matter what. You may want to complete a degree.

jitendra asked, Dear Amit, I’m 32 now and done commerce graduation from Pune University in 1999. After that i work in construction company Pune as Media Executive. After trying 2-3 companies currently working in construction co as an Asst. Mgr – Corporate Communication. Now i want to upgrade myself with MBA part time? Or Executive MBA. How this will help me in career growth? I’ve almost 9 years of experience in Media and advertising in construction industry. plz reply
Amit Bansal answers, MBA will definitely add value to your career. You can choose operations as your major.

manoj asked, Good Afternoon Sir, I completed my MBA last year and currently working as Senior manager in an Foreign Education company, But i am not at all satisfies with my work and am quit depressed… pls advise
Amit Bansal answers, I think it’s time to find out what kind of job you are looking for. Or else whichever job you choose eventually you will be depressed.

Clancy asked, carrying on from my question… I was thinking of doing the 1 year course from IIM. Would you think it’s worth it? Thanks
Amit Bansal answers, Yes it will be very helpful Clancy. But please make sure it suits your domain of expertise.

Randhir asked, Dear Sir, I am Randhir a faculty for BFM student….I want my student to learn, understand and implement the process of goal setting for their growth…but these are just 15/16/17 year student and not in receptive mode for personal goal setting for them they just wanna enjoy their youth and college time…..could u please suggest some idea as how can i convince them to go for goal setting….I think if they do at this age they wil be in better position to achieve their path quickly….Thanks
Amit Bansal answers, Randhir, try goal setting in everyday areas. Give them small tasks and ask them to create a plan to complete those tasks. Make these tasks interesting for students. They may not necessary be around academics allow a lot of real time experience rather than reading books to find out the answers.

Clancy asked, I have been in the Quality Realm for the last 10 years with Six Sigma / Project Mgmt etc. I would like get some suggestions for a shift in Career line?
Amit Bansal answers, Clancy, you must try in product enhancement and R&D.

moloy asked, sir i have MBA(Marketing),MBA(Retail) and Ph.D. in management. Having 12 years teaching exp. paper publication in national and int-national journal. Sir apart from teaching in which area i can switch my job?
Amit Bansal answers, marketing and Research would be a good area. Writing could be another.

raju asked, HI Amit, I have completed my B.Com(first class) in 1992.Currently I do Gems trading now i want to change my career. I want to do a job, what are the options available for me
Amit Bansal answers, Business development or marketing would be good areas for you.

jh asked, sir , I am working as Assistant manager HR in hospitality industry since 5+ years.But my salary doesnto seem to show considerable growth.It seems like peopel with 1-2 years’ experience in IT field are getting almost teh same as what I am getting in this industry after working for more than 5 years,. Should I switch the secor to IT.? ? Will it have any impact on my career?
Amit Bansal answers, Salary are viscous cycle. Are you happy with what you are doing? if not then probably there is a reason to move jobs.

Ashok asked, sir,we are an auto accessories company and iam looking after sales of maharashtra my branch is a loss making and i want to turn into profit making branch,pls suggest some ways
Amit Bansal answers, Ashok you need to do a root cause analysis for this situation. See what are the factors leading to losses. Further drill down the factors into why they are happening. Draw a fish bone or use a 5 why analysis. I am sure you will reach some concrete identification.

SJ asked, I am currently working as a finance professional in a financial services company. In the long term, I want to do something which will help the rural economy. But, I am not clear what to do?? My current profile doesnot have anything to do with rural economy. It is related to analysis of comapnies. How should I set my goals? Please advise
Amit Bansal answers, Study about Micro finance maybe it will give you some cues to what you would like to do.

Prabhat asked, i have recently had job change as things did not materialized , can u guide me on careeer or if separete counselling session is needed please tell me contact details etc
Amit Bansal answers, What kind of a job have you taken up?

Patik asked, if i want to study ias and ips then from when i have to start preparing for it?be explain it….
Amit Bansal answers, Patik you said you want a career and now you are suggesting you want to study further. Take my suggestion sit down and ask yourself which one will be more exciting ‘job’ or ‘study’ and why would you do either of them. what is your ultimate aim?

Ashwin asked, Hi Amit, I have been working in the financial services sector for 9yrs now ,done by MBA, wanted to know if a executive program from one of the premier institute like IIM,ISB would help me propel my career.
Amit Bansal answers, most definitely it will Ashwin!

Amit Bansal answers, Patik, rather than me suggesting a career why dont you find out where your interest is. What is the kind of job you would like to do?

VERINDAR asked, hi sir, i am looking for ajob desperately, but inspite of work experience of 24 years in ARMY AND CORPORATE COMBINED,not able to get one
Amit Bansal answers, Verindar, i suggest you do a SWOT analysis of your profile based on the job you are applying for. Maybe you are not highlighting some important areas of your experience.

Bishakh asked, Hi Amit. How do we conclusively know what the goal of our life is ?
Amit Bansal answers, I don’t think a conclusive goal is possible however a larger image of how you would want your life to shape up is in everybody’s mind. The path to it could be an every day mystery.

anujuit asked, i am software Engg. haing 8 month exp.I have much interset to go Management line in Software field,What will be good,Development or Management
Amit Bansal answers, To be in management hands on experience of your domain is important. I suggest its just been 8 months experience take small steps to achieve big results.

Mahesh asked, Hi, Most of the goal-setting principles stress on the need for self-awareness of one’s strengths and weaknesses in arriving at the list of goals. How can I ensure that “my” assessment of my SWOT is objective and matches reality? (Many suggest that talking to close friends/family will give some pointers but if one is fairly influential, people are eager to say only the nice things..)
Amit Bansal answers, Remember two things when you are doing a SWOT. Always do it for achieving an objective and look internally for strengths and weaknesses and externally for opportunities and threats. Once you have established that, you can seek feedback from your significant others who know you well to identify your SWOT.

subhash asked, Sir I did it three years back. the administrator profile includes ticket booking, vehicle management, employee mis, asset register management
Amit Bansal answers, Subhash, you must start looking for an HR generalist profile. I think you will have to try hard however you must start doing it. Look for openings, study the job description and apply for these jobs. Doing admin jobs will not help you build your skill in HR and with passing time it will become difficult to go in your field of interest.

ABHIJEET asked, Sir, I am a fresher in BE Electronics from MUMBAI university. Sir I am trying to get into IT now that the market for IT in India is tremendous and growing. As of now I am working as a trainer at Aptech Comp. Education. How ever I am improving my soft skills and technical skills in java and databases. Please suggest me apt path for it. My teachers have also said I can do good in programming cause of a creative side of me.
Amit Bansal answers, I suggest you identify your strengths and specific areas in which you would like to pursue your career. Once you have decided that, you zero down on a few organizations you would want to apply for. Study the job description, prepare and resume and start going for interviews. But the initial homework is very important.

POWAR asked, I have 22 years experience in accounts and i want to do some changes in the same, would you please suggest me.
Amit Bansal answers, I am sorry Powar, you want to make changes in what? I did not get your question.

ps asked, Hi, I am a Project Manager.. Would a PMP Certificate further help career and its growth?
Amit Bansal answers, Absolutely. It will be a great value add.

Prabhat asked, Hi i am BE Civil with 12+ Year of experince .I have handled multiple type of projects , from Building to electrcal projects , qa-qc , ready mix concrete and marketing . Presently i am as Manager Project Management , how hight should i target that for growth . i feel my groth has been less as compare to my peers due to job rotations
Amit Bansal answers, I think you must discuss this with your manager on your one on one discussion. There seems to be a mismatch between your vision and the plan of your manager for you. I suggest you must talk to him about your aspirations.

ace asked, Sir i have five years experience in supplychain and material management.These years i have not made any effort to involve myself in job and try to learn hearder things.My organization is very small and i am only on handling this profile.Years passed experience gained but very less knowledge due to lack of Guidance. Please suggest how i can ressurect my career.
Amit Bansal answers, I really appreciate your enthusiasm to learn. I think the best way to learn is to improvise in the current process. Suggest you to look at your SOPs and see if there is any value add you can do to them to reduce cost and increase productivity.

Gopal asked, Hi Amit, Is there any predefined steps or activities defined to follow to achieve one’s particulare goal?
Amit Bansal answers, Well its like to reach a particular destination what are the various things you will do to reach there. You need a vehicle, a road map, certain timeline etc. The same goes for achieving a goal. Give me an example of your goal and maybe I can help you draw a mind map around it.

subhash asked, Sir I have done mba. I m a hr executive. but my profile is more of an administrator which keeps me bothering. kindly suggest what should i do
Amit Bansal answers, can you please tell me how long has it been since you completed your MBA and what kind of administrator job you are doing currently?

anjali asked, Hi Amit, I see myself as a team lead in 3 years from now and will want to head a department in another 8 years. Do you think this is a possible goal? Is it good to have such goals? or should one just go with the tide?
Amit Bansal answers, I think yes it is. Can you tell me which industry are you working for?

shridhar asked, Hi Amit… I am currently working in software MNC for past 1 year. My query is that do part time MBA also gets the same placement oppurtunities[read package] as full time MBA?
Amit Bansal answers, Almost the same Shridhar. Infact any professional experience has more value than a degree. I am not saying one is a substitute to the other. But both hand in hand make a whole lot of difference. The idea is to be able to implement what you have learned in the text books.

AmitN asked, Sir, I have 10 years experience, last 5 in social sector (very professional organizations). I wish to move back to corporate world. What is the best way? Will I be considered not good enough because I have social sector experience on my resume?
Amit Bansal answers, Amit, on this forum I am reiterated that whenever you are applying for a job, do not only look at the industry but the job profile and what are the areas in the job description you already have experience in. It may be in different industries. For example, you may have used your negotiation skills in social sector job profile as well and the same is required in any corporate set up as well.

vidya asked, Hi Sir, I am a BE graduate with 5 years experience in the IT field, Took a break for 2 years to be with my kid. Now that I want to get back to work, I dont recollect anything from the domain or the technical part that I worked on. How do i go about it? I do want to get back to IT. Should i be revising all the concepts again?
Amit Bansal answers, Right Vidya, you may not need to go through a specific training program but you definitely need to be in touch with the new technologies.


Rediff Chat Date: Aug 3, 2011



SAP uAcademy Program

As a market leader in enterprise application software, SAP (NYSE: SAP) helps companies of all sizes and industries run better. Founded in 1972, SAP (which stands for “Systems, Applications, and Products in Data Processing”) has a rich history of innovation and growth as a true industry leader. Today, SAP has sales and development locations in more than 50 countries worldwide. SAP applications and services enable more than 109,000 customers worldwide to operate profitably, adapt continuously, and grow sustainably.

Why SAP @ University:

• Huge gap in demand & supply of consultants

• Education Services have entered into long time contracts with giant companies yet there is a shortage

• To prepare the foundation for tomorrow – Thus we now offer an opportunity to students

• Constant need for consultants – thus better your chances soon after passing out of your college

What we do?

• Incorporate SAP Curriculum with the Regular curriculum

• Deliver SAP Curriculum along with the studies

• Support SAP skills workforce development to help enable SAP ecosystem

• Offer a dynamic curriculum to students in par with ERP industry and thus widen learning horizon

• Help students create an added advantage and increase their career

Why uAcademy?

  • Less time away from College curriculum
  • Just-in-time training
  • Fast deployment
  • No additional infrastructure
  • Repeatable training
  • Shortens the training cycle
  • Improves competency
  • Increases User Adoption/Reach

Benefits to College:

• All colleges can use SAP Uacademy logo at their website, brochure, media advertisement.

• High-quality training developed by consultants, for consultants

• Early education on new or enhanced SAP solutions

• A sharp focus on business processes and solutions

• Comprehensive coverage of the SAP NetWeaver technology platform and its potential applications

• A comprehensive certification program to provide competitive advantage through differentiation

We have three level programs which we offer to the College and University:

  1. Consultant Courses: 200 hour (Available for B.E/MBA/MCA/B-Tech/ Students only.)
  2. TERP 10 (Total ERP) Course: 70 hours (Available for PG and UG Students.)
  3. SAP 01 Course: 24hours (Available for PG and UG Students.)

Note: The SAP University Alliance Program is available for select institutions only. Conditions apply.

How to motivate self and others

Topic: How to motivate self and others

Below are the Q-A sessions in Rediff chat answered by Amit Bansal, the founder and CEO of PurpleLeap.


Ashok asked, With 13-14 years of experience and having a successful Sales Career, with the current recession in the market, if asked to work at a lower level ( which is 5-6 years down), how is that, I can control my emotions and still be motivated to take up new challanges which used to be my subordinates responsibility?
Amit Bansal answers, Hi Ashok, I can understand the frustration. Why not separate the job from the level and then look at it. Do you still like the ‘work’ if not the designation? And remember this is a temporary situation. As soon as you see a good chance to move, make a move.

ONEMANARMY asked, Sir , What qualities , I need to work in team for fruitful results ? uptill now exp in team work is worst ..
Amit Bansal answers, There has to be a lot of tolerance toward each other. Another way to work in teams is to be able to identify the positive each one can bring to table. If you believe that your team member is good in his/ her area you will be able to get along with them well. And remember you want others also to think in a similar manner about you. So why is it difficult to believe the same thing about them…think about it.

den asked, hi, i m rajneesh, i think i m a basically recognition driven/motivated personality, but the thing is i am a business man now and there is no one with whom i can do competition. hence my business is coming down.. please suggest me
Amit Bansal answers, Hi Rajeesh, business is a highly competitive environment. I am wondering why you are not able to find competition. Even so, why not compete with yourself and create new standards. Start writing blogs or articles to share your success story. Probably that will help you identify areas you can still excel in.

jatinder asked, I am in Private job as Manager in pharma R&D and there is continuous desire exist in my mind for stating my own buisness but i can’t take initiative. how can i motivate my self for starting it.
Amit Bansal answers, Jatinder, the best way is to start. Make a plan, put the resources in place and the most important is believe in your dream. I know it is tough but standing on the cliff will never help you cross it. You need to take a step.

ABHAY asked, My self Abhay wavare,principal @Aurangabad college of engg,aurangabad, how to motivate minimum experiance teaching staff.
Amit Bansal answers, Hi Abhay, empowering teachers is very important because they are making a difference in the lives of many students. Why don’t you try doing some faculty development programs. Give them challenging tasks, assign older faculty as their mentors. You need to take personal interest in their progress because that will motivate them.

Amit Bansal answers, Unfortunately, even if you are starting your own business you will have to partner with people for different reasons. Its an unavoidable situation. We always have to work in teams in some way or the other.

san asked, how to stay motivate regularly if surrounding is filled with negative people& if they are always with you
Amit Bansal answers, Stay out of their company. Find some hobbies and interests instead of spending majority of your time with them.

raks asked, Hi, I am a tech lead in IT firm and i am managing multi vendor teams to my customer , as a part of CoLocation intiative. Here there are lot of challenges managing teams as the vendors have thier own contact obligations. How to overcome these challenges.
Amit Bansal answers, This response is coming totally out of experience and not from books. I feel most often in vendor partnerships the missing element is the sense of belonging or association. A vendor is considered as an outsider and is never given to feel the importance of their work. Can you try and make them feel a part of a larger team? Dynamics of teams remain the same, people want to be touch with the bigger picture and the importance of their contribution to achieve it.

anu123 asked, Everyone agrees i am performing well enough, but since 4 managers changed in my last 4 review cycles (cycle = 6 months) as the products I was working either ramped down/closed, I am not considered for promotions. How to moti vate myself.
Amit Bansal answers, Anu, do you still ‘love’ the work you are doing? What is the most important thing you want out of a job? How many of them are getting fulfilled in this current profile? Write this down and then evaluate. Probably these will be enough to keep you motivated.

Amit Bansal answers, Hi Kiran, stammering can be cured. Have you tried professional help? I can understand this must be stopping you to do a lot of things. You must immediately seek a professional help for stammering, there are many ways to correct this error in speech.

raj123 asked, Failures makes me to stop doing things and my entire motivation dries…how to over come and keep myself motivated…
Amit Bansal answers, Remember if you don’t fail how will you learn that you must do certain things and not do certain things. You need to start enjoying failures. Fundamentally we are not taught to do so. Failures are looked down upon. But think about it, one success comes after lots of failures.

Rahul asked, Hi Amit , I was very enegetic when i first started my business . Now due to recessions and other reasons our retail outlets are doing very bad . These days i even not able to take care of my overheads . I just dont know what to do next
Amit Bansal answers, The first thing you need to revive is your conviction in your business. Do you still trust that the business you choose to start is worth your efforts? Once you are convinced about this in your mind the next thing you need to do is do a root cause analysis. I am sure you will bounce back….do a self analysis first.

Arvind1234 asked, Hello Sir , I am partner in a trading company . I am not motivated enough to do any work . I run to get my payments , when we face financial suggest
Amit Bansal answers, Hi Arvind, is this not the kind of work you want to do or is it that you don’t enjoy most of the professions you have tried?

arjuniskool asked, Sir, How to deal with a bullying boss and coworker? Im fed up with the attitude of my boss. Pls hep.
Amit Bansal answers, Assertive communication is required. You need to let the people know that you do not appreciate this attitude. Once you are firm and communicate with authority I think people will stop taking you for granted.

Suvendu asked, I have very less self-belief. i am hard worker. but due to this lack of self-belief i suspect myself always. people who knows less than me are coming forward. but I have always the fear like I don’t know everything, so i should not come forward. I am loosing so many opportunities in my workplace. I have very least growth in my career compared to others who i know are less knowledgeable than me.
Amit Bansal answers, Hi Suvendu, i must appreciate you for accepting this fact about yourself. That is first step taken towards overcoming this problem. I want to ask you, what stops you from believing in yourself? Most often it is a fear of failure. But look at it this way, this fear is anyways making you fail. Why don’t you take risk once and face this fear at least you would overcome the fear if not failure. Even if you fail you will have courage to try again.

prakash asked, hi iam prakash working as a sales manager for a generator dealer after planning so much with hard work i am not getting results , i am thinking to change my Company i am not able to handle more pressure what i need to do next suggest me
Amit Bansal answers, Hi Prakash, i think a thorough root cause analysis, motivating your team and a lot of self confidence is required to bounce back. Why don’t you talk to someone senior in your company and take advice on whatever challenges you are facing. Since that person is more experienced in the same area, he/ she may give you insights about things you may be overlooking otherwise.

rams asked, How do we motivate multi function and multi cultural teams to work cohesively in a single environment?
Amit Bansal answers, It is a tough job however teams operate at optimum levels when they are in tune with the final objective. A leader’s job is to make the individual units of a team understand the value of their contribution and be in touch with the bigger picture.

Tarun asked, How can I motivate as a leader when my co-worker is equallu competent and skillful.He is under me and thats what he doesn’t like
Amit Bansal answers, Try situational leadership. Empower people and give them more challenging tasks. A little resistance is natural but it must not hinder performance.

PMSS asked, How to keep staff motivated by providing skill enhancement training specially in small setups where headcount is 12-15
Amit Bansal answers, The first thing that needs to be diagnosed is, in what areas your staff requires training. Write down those areas and also list out the changes it will bring to the individual, professionally and personally. Next thing is to get a buy-in from the individuals who will attend this program. Only when these questions are answered you can motivate staff through any training programs or else it will be like throwing arrows in the dark. It may or may not work.

suraj asked, Hi Amit, I’m not generally a lazy person, but of late, I’ve being finding it hard to pull myself to my office. Monday mornings are the worst, I just hope the day would never come. I’m not sure if I’m giving my best with this attitude for my current profession. What would you suggest I do? Please help
Amit Bansal answers, Suraj, time to think what value this work is adding to you personally and professionally. Also, its important to pursue hobbies over weekends which will stop you from thinking about monday mornings. But first things first. Write down the list of things you love about your job. Please remember i am saying ‘love’ not ‘like’.

TMUT asked, I set may goal every as per my planning for 1-2 days ..but not able to continue..tell me how I can stick with my goal..
Amit Bansal answers, That’s the new year resolution syndrome. First you must identify what drives you to do anything. Second you need to ensure you are making your attempts to achieve this goal interesting for yourself. Third you need to be a bit tough with yourself to keep working towards it. But remember only when its interesting you will continue doing it.

Ram asked, hello Sir, Iam jyothiram. working as production manger for a manufacturing industry, we have a serious problems in our production with quality, i have taken so many meetings to discuss the reason for the cause of problem but i could not get thr results, please suggest me how to motivate my team for better performance.
Amit Bansal answers, Hi Ram, have you been able to identify the main causes of this problem. If yes, then i suggest the best way to motivate people would be to bring action. Delegating work and looking at deadlines to resolve. Sometimes people get motivated when they see something happening. Have you tried this strategy?

Rediff Chat Date: Aug 10, 2011


The Hindu : Opinion / Open Page : More colleges, less quality

Nearly one-third of the students enrolled in many of these private self-financing engineering colleges in Kerala end up never taking the university degree — they remain Bachelor divorced from Technology (for life).

B. Tech pass percentages fall sharply ( The Hindu, August 28, 2011) , with only 46 per cent of the candidates clearing the final year examination of the Mahatma Gandhi University, Kottayam, Kerala, this year; last year, it was 56 per cent. It gives examples detailing how only three out of 67 students passed this year in an engineering college, whereas it was 12 out of 61 last year. To date, there are nearly 150 engineering colleges in the small State ofKerala(exact number cannot be arrived at any point of time, since the powers that be sanction a new engineering college almost every other day) out of which about a hundred are private self-financing colleges. Altogether, all these colleges offer nearly 60,000 seats in an year, out of which more than 10,000 fall vacant.

The Hindu : Opinion / Open Page : More colleges, less quality.

Microsoft Certification Program

System Admin & Development Track

Earning Microsoft certification (MTA/MCTS) opens the doors to great IT and software development jobs. It’s the professional credential recognized by employers around the world, and PurpleLeap has the career development tools to help students succeed.

What do Students Learn?

The Microsoft certification (MTA/MCTS) training course from PurpleLeap is the student’s first step towards success as a Microsoft professional, and demonstrates their firm foundation of knowledge in Microsoft, .NET or Windows Server 2008. PurpleLeap MCTS Certification (Developer Track) training course will enable students to gain conceptual understanding of the features and functionality of .NET Framework architecture and ASP.NET and then effectively design and implement ASP.NET Web-based applications in an optimized manner.

PurpleLeap MCTS Certification (IMS track) training course ensures that students have a strong foundation and expertise in the industry’s most advanced operating system, Windows server 2008.

Art of Cracking the MTA/MCTS Exam

PurpleLeap assists students to prepare for this certification by providing the training from the Microsoft certified industry experts and Preparation Kit which includes official Microsoft courseware, practical assignments and practice tests.


1. Student Benefits

• Assists the student to build Microsoft expertise

• Assists the student to prepare for MTA/MCTS Test

• Connects student to the right job before graduating

2. College Benefits

• Global Partnership with Technology Major MSITA Logo and other marketing material usage rights

• Latest Microsoft software for the lab usage

• Industry Engagement Platform

• Free email IDs for students & staff

• Faculty Development Programs

• Pool of Microsoft Certified students

Career Path

Developer Track

  • Software Programmer
  • Software Engineer
  • System Analyst

IMS Track

  • System Administrator
  • Network Administrator