Well this is how AeSI is spending money!! I made this to just show what is the income
and expenditure pattern of AeSI. As you can see more than 75% of the income is derived
from students as students subscription fee and examination fee. While its spends just 9% on student stipends.
While attending AGM this time, as I saw these figures, I was surprised at the disparity and had a wish to show this to everyone.
More on this within a week. But I hope in the next AGm, with so much talk concerning improvement in society, this amount spent on students should grow!
Well I am back from the AGM and lot has happened there and speaking about myself, i would say i have enjoyed every bit of the AGM. From the boring lectures to the heated interactions in the AGM with its members in regards to students, marks and fund distribution, I have seen them all and I will be writing more about it as I get time and things come up.
But today I am here to tell you about a new initiative that has been launched for the aerospace community by the AeSI. An ENEWS BULLETINE HAS BEEN LAUNCED. Here's the reasons why it is out directly from the editorial team of Enews.....
"Considering the spectacular achievements in aeronautics and aerospace coupled with the growth in civil aviation in the Country, the Council of the Aeronautical Society of India has decided to issue a monthly e-news to up-to-date developments to its Members and Professionals. The launch of the e-news marks yet another step taken by the Society in the dissemination of information for its over 9000 Members, Corporate Members, Companions, Industries and Institutions involved in the field of aerospace sciences and technologies. The e-news also provides a platform for individuals to seek and offer career opportunities. Industries and institutions can showcase their products. The monthly e-news is managed by a team of dedicated aerospace professionals and hopes to fill the gap of ever growing opportunities and demands by continuous real-time interaction. It is our hope that the aerospace professionals, institutions and industries committed to the growth of aeronautics and space sciences will contribute significantly to the ‘e-news’ service of the Society and make it an interesting and purposeful interactive forum."
I hope all this good work survives, the intentions are good and I hope that the action works out well for this whole thing, as I have seen AVIA, a newsletter from AeSI, die a slow death!!!!
So what are you waiting for folks hit to http://csirwebistad.org/aesi/ and grab your Enews!!!
Well a day or two ago someone asked me what is the scope of the programming language FORTRAN! He was asking the question in light of the dot.NET,
PS: ANSYS’s computational kernel and MSC NASTRAN, a structural analysis tool, as far as I understand are written in FORTRAN.
AeSI results for the December 2006 has been announce. The results are available in aesi site. www.aesi.org
Still now I haven’t got an opportunity to look at the results but from what I heard from Chennai, where maximum number of aesi students give exams, is that aerodynamics I results were not as expected. Many can’t believe the result they got in that subject… Anyways best of luck for all the guys and gals who are yet to see the result!!
Yesterday as I was researching on FORTRAN and stumbled along a nice little article titled same as this post. As my friends will tell you, I have more than academic interest in this subject , so went along and read the whole piece and liked most of what it said. And I think it answered one of the basic question that I knew I knew but was not able to explain when people asked me why do you like programming? Well my answer then and still now is that. Programming is like magic and I love the sense of joy and wonder that come to peoples face when I showed my nifty although small programs to my peers, elders and all. That's what I liked and as I joined NAL, there I saw that just like John Mahaffy from The Pennsylvania State University said it increased my personal productivity. I was doing the analysis, design and the work I was supposed to more effectively and faster. And I am glad that I know programming as its not only for software engineers but everyone who wants to better utilize our time and effort.
A friend of mine is in SAFRAN and he joined as a design engineer and mainly working with CAD tools and he recently said that his team is being trained in Visual basic and that perhaps might be the reason for it........
Anyway enough of my chatter, you might want to read what Professor John Mahaffy of The Pennsylvania State University has to say on this, so get going man, here's the link. It’s really good
Ps: most of my chatter is available at http://my-aesi.blogspot.com/ I am regularly updating the same. Anyone who has been to the aero show? Please do send us your inputs, your views on what you liked and didn’t like!
Well here’s an incident that happened to me when I was in NAL and working there on a project related to critical speed of mixed flow compressor shaft. As I was busy analyzing the shaft in NASTRAN, a project trainee working there saw me doing NASTRAN and approached me if I have the software. I said yes and as he brought his CD, I burned it to it. But it was after this that I got shocked when he questioned, hey what does NASTRAN does? Imagine, just collecting software with no aim. I was amazed at the guy. Is it me or something wrong with the person. Being BE mechanical, I can understand he might not know what NASTRAN is but I am was stuck by the aimless stocking tendency that the guy displayed by promptly bringing a cd and preserving the software. Probably he might have a library of all the softwares available in the market but what’s the use, why this senseless draw to getting software for the sake of it…. I guess that’s a mentality we grow up with when we gather notes for our exams and get hold any book we know is mentioned in the syllabus book!!!
I’m not judging you judge. As I mentioned earlier software are tools and means to a goal and not the goal itself. I am glad the guy was not an aesi guy but then for the aesi guys its one thing I want to stress, be a master of one tool and have strong fundamentals of your domain and good communication skills to display what you know and there is nothing that can stop you to be a succeed in your profession.
Italian traveler Nicolas Conti wrote in his travelogue: "
Apart from seeing this beautiful city, I am looking forward to meet my fellow aesian's there. It’s great to meet and know about each other. For this reason I think not only the awardees but rest of the folks should come to the AGm's as they help us know and connect to each other. We didn't get this opportunity while we were students but now in AGM, it’s a good place for networking. Orkut is great in online networking but an offline networking opportunity like this coupled with the chance to hear from the leaders of Indian aerospace is worth grabbing. So guys and gals who are in double mind, make sure you set your foot in