Una to Shoolini: Ashutosh Shares NCC & Cyber Journey

Nestled amidst the picturesque landscapes of Himachal Pradesh, Shoolini University is a one-stop destination for many young talents who often seek opportunities beyond the state.  Ashutosh Rana, an enthusiastic NCC cadet, has taken a distinctive path. Pursuing B Tech CSE Cybersecurity at Shoolini University, Ashutosh stands out not only for his academic pursuits but also for his deep-seated commitment to national defence. In this interview, he shares the inspirations and aspirations that drive him to blend his technological interests with his passion for serving the nation, all while thriving in the nurturing environment of Shoolini University. 

Q: Could you tell us about yourself and your journey at Shoolini University? 

A: I’m from Una, Himachal Pradesh. Despite many students moving out of the state for higher education, I chose Shoolini University for its stellar reputation, relevant curriculum, impressive and advanced infrastructure, and serene environment. Ranked as the No.1 Private University in India, Shoolini’s excellence in research made it an obvious choice for me.  

Q: What motivated you to choose cybersecurity as your field of study? 

 A: My fascination with technology and computers, coupled with a passion for defence, naturally led me to cybersecurity. In our interconnected world, cybersecurity is crucial, and I find the prospect of specialising in this field both exciting and impactful. 

Q: How has Shoolini University supported your academic and personal growth? 

 A: Shoolini University nurtures both academic and personal development. The curriculum is growth-oriented, and the faculty comes from top institutions like PEC Chandigarh, IIT Bombay, NIT Hamirpur, and DTU. The infrastructure, including specialised labs like the XR/AI labs where we work on real industry assignments, and a robust Wi-Fi system facilitates uninterrupted learning. Shoolini’s partnerships with leading companies such as IBM, AWS, IKIGAI Academy, Anudeep Foundation, Nasscom, and Aaddoo for training and learning are invaluable. 

Moreover, events like the Tech Fest and opportunities like NCC have allowed me to step out of my comfort zone and explore interests beyond academics. 

Take a listen as Ashutosh talks about his inspirations and aspirations:

Q: You mentioned your involvement in the NCC. How has this experience influenced your journey? 

A: NCC has significantly shaped my personality and prepared me for my goal of serving the nation. It has instilled in me the qualities of leadership, discipline, and resilience. My involvement in the NCC at Shoolini University has enriched me as a person, offering a different view of life and helping me develop into a more balanced individual. 

Q: How do you see your future unfolding, given your experiences and education at Shoolini University? 

A: With the education and experiences gained at Shoolini University, I feel ready to face any challenge. Whether pursuing a career in cybersecurity or serving the nation through defence, I believe the lessons from Shoolini will guide me to success. The university’s assurance of 100% placements gives me confidence in securing a promising career. 

Q: What do you feel about your journey at Shoolini so far, and how do you see it influencing your future? 

 A: My journey has been both challenging and rewarding. The phrase ‘When the going gets tough, the tough get going’ resonates with my experience. I am confident that the teachings and experiences at Shoolini will equip me to achieve great things in life. 

Ashutosh Rana’s journey at Shoolini University exemplifies the perfect blend of academic excellence, personal growth, and dedication to national service, making him a remarkable embodiment of the university’s values.

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