Wednesday, December 31, 2008

2008 a review of myaesi – your chance to catch up!!

2008 is ending and many of the blogs I follow and read are coming up with their internal review of the year for 2008. This gave me the idea for this post. I will give month by month update on what has happened in this blog. This year I tested two new interface for the blog and also tested Google adverts for the blog and many other unique things that I would have never learnt if I weren't blogging


January began with a mail from a trainee in NAL and then there was good news for AeSI community and then I wrote one informational post regarding special information for AeSI student members and informed u about 59th AM of AeSI. Wrote about GPA and a small post regarding MS in aeronautical and turbo machinery in UK and US. Then there was Bishnujee’s response to AeSI's student membership cancellation after 8 years. and I end the month with Mistakes fresh AeSI graduates do in their interview.

AGM news in Hindu and waiting and announcement of results were the major news in this month, followed by announcement of Tata's entry in aerospace domain. Then I also did AeSI section A results comparison. and had some problems in posting... and wrote after exams what

Tips on resume from satyam, and I exclaimed about no enews from AeSI and asked you all best way to search job....and discussed  two basics questions regarding resume and how to prepare for interview and also warned graduates of AeSI on how to send resume and how to edit resume in a professional way.


No April fool for this month as I wrote about one cardinal rule that one must remember about interview. and posted my first ever Friday links. and posted about aerospace events of the week and about a new catia training centre launch.and touched upon 3 glaring mistakes AeSI graduates do. And posted links for online GATE preparations and preparing for aerospace interview. also shared GE interview questions,solidwork video tutorials,open letter to anna university.

May was the busiest month. posted about catia video tutorials,tips to pass AeSI exams,do and don'ts for AMAeSI exams, DRDA SET, and announcement of AeSI exams.

Also posted 7 signs of unprofessional resume. how to fail exams, tips for getting most of revision and revisited how I cleared my workshop exam and posted the map of examination centers of AeSI along with the announcement of Berlin air show and ended with actions that will take your career ahead.

This was the exam month and apart from exam related stuff I posted about industry CAD usage data, and informed you about the technical interview questions after DRDO set. Apart from this tools in aerospace and highlighted a cool tool to find tutorials and other eBooks for learning catia, solidworks. Apart from CAD programs I listed some useful jobs links for AeSI graduates and gave a general structure of a cover letter and talked about will I recommend AMAeSI to my friends and family. Informed about IIT course materials on YouTube.

I also gave general advice on 6 things that you should do in your last semester.


This month began with an unsuccessful contest that I ran, told you about how to accelerate your job search, resume sending tips and asked you are you taking gate 2009 exams?

I answered the question I want to work in core field, told you about Olympics and aerospace connection and updated you on the farnboroug air show and DAE university's decision to cancel aerospace and aviation program. Asked you which is the best study center for AeSI and advised AeSI students on things to do before they begin a new semester as we speculated about AeSI results and criticized IIT video lecture series and ended with tips on getting training and jump starting your next semester and stated tips to get employed after graduation.

This month began with important dates for gate 2009 and then I listed catia training centers in India. And talked about various things related to AeSI, like prospects after AMAeSI, 6 reasons to do training after AeSI and listed 3 websites every AeSI students should visit.

apart from the I listed the problems with AeSI degree and had a system crash and ended with tips to apply for job requirements and remarked why IIT lectures are boon to AeSI.

This month began with quantity vs. quality debate and reposted
Bishnujee 's message of take pride in AeSI degree. told you about kung fu panda advice. and this month saw the launch of solidworks 2009 and I saw my worst resume ever. Told you about 3 things my mentor at NAL taught me and did a section a analysis of AeSI results, and urged students of AeSI to make syllabus book there friends. also informed you about few important changes in gate 2009 format that you should know about. and argued about having your network for AeSI graduates and students. And also posted advice from rolls royce.

I began this month by talking about the AeSI communities on web and reacted about the worst resume of my life. I touched subjects of NAL training and how to became consistent like Australian cricket team and asked AeSI graduates to remember certain things after they pass out of AeSI. and informed you about the chandrayaan project. I also shared study tips that I learnt from my math's teacher at GIE. and then had a long delay.

Most of November I was out of station and I had a long delay,and posted Pratt and Whitney single core fan. and became my shorted month of posting this year.

I told you about why I write this blog, about inertia, and shared 4 tips on handling exam anxiety and told you about Vijay Malaya and shared an important lesson that my boss at NAL taught me and asked you to see the biggest full moon of the year.

well this is what I did on the blog for the whole year. Do let me know if I missed on something important. I would like to thank all of you for reading what I have to say. I hope in year 2009, I will be more consistent and will add value to AeSI student and graduates life. Do share your experience with myaesi with me. Thanks and happy new year everyone!!!

 Feel free to email this to your friends!!

Tuesday, December 30, 2008

My-AeSI and aerospace jobs on your mobile via Google smschannels

Google India has a new product called Google SMS Channels that lets you subscribe to news alerts, blog updates and other kinds of information like horoscopes, jokes, stocks or even cricket scores via SMS text messages.

If you are based in India and like to subscribe to this site on your mobile phone via SMS, please join the my-AeSI SMS channel on Google.

And if  you are interested in Aerospace jobs then you can join aerospacejobs channel that I created.



Wishing each and everyone of you a happy and prosperous new year!!

As part of my 3 new years goal, i am now testing writing of post via my mobile. In the coming year i intend to post at least one update to this blog everyday, so this post is just to let you know and test my mobile so that lack of net access do not cause any delay or hurdle in my goal. Happy new year folks! What are your new years resolutions?

Monday, December 29, 2008

3 things that AeSI has improved in the year 2008

This year is drawing to an end. How was the year for you? Mine went ok and as far as AeSI is concerned there are this  3 things that AeSI has improved in the year 2008!!

AeSI now has its official new website. Previously it was under NAL but now AeSIs site is managed more professionally.  In case you don’t know it yet the old site is now,  the official website of the aeronautical society of India.

This year the old syllabus is almost out and new is in. The new syllabus of AeSI looks good on paper but only the students studying them will have the real feedback how is it on the field.

3rd change as Bishnujee ji has informed is the Accreditation that AeSI degree has got. Here is what he said. AeSI degree is not only equivalent to BSc in aerospace but its BSc(honours)! Many thanks to Bishnujee for all the efforts he is taking in this regards.

AeSI is definitely changing. I am not as attached to AeSI as I was a couple of years ago and this limits my comment on this subject. I know many of you are more involved and you have more knowledge about this so feel free to tell me in the comments.

Thursday, December 18, 2008

EADS Talent Programme

Here's one interesting job posting that I am not able to resist myself to tell you all.

Its from EADS!! image

EADS is a global leader in aerospace, defence and related services. In 2007, EADS generated reven ues of EUR 39.1 billion and employed a workforce of about 116,000. So wanna be apart of this.

Here’s the description.

Striving for PROGRESS? - Participate in the new EADS Corporate Programme for graduates & young professionals at different locations within Europe.

The PROfessional and GRaduate Entry Support Scheme (PROGRESS) is a new programme in the EADS Corporate Trainee & Development Portfolio. EADS is offering you this unique fast track path to start your career in the EADS Group (Airbus, Eurocopter, Astrium, Defence & Security, MTAD and EADS Headquarters). This 24-month programme will develop and support the highest calibre graduates and young professionals, who are eager to gain international experience in a world class aerospace & defence company


Who can apply?

PROGRESS is designed for graduates and professionals with a maximum of a 3-year professional experience (including internships) and a minimum of a 6-month experience abroad.

In addition, you should fulfil the following requirements:

• English language fluency (additional language(s) is (are) a plus),
• Excellent academic background in business or engineering
• Very good communication skills and strong team player
• Creative and innovative
• Desire for world-wide mobility
• Passion for engineering and technology


For more info click here

So can we apply, yes sure its also listed on

Also read : what you can do so that your resumes gets you invited for an interview

Thursday, December 11, 2008

Biggest Full Moon of the Year

No, you can not see Neil Armstrong's footprint. But go ahead and look: The full Moon of Dec. 12th is the biggest and brightest full Moon of the year.

It's no illusion. Some full Moons are genuinely larger than others and this Friday's is a whopper. Why? The Moon's orbit is an ellipse with one side 50,000 km closer to Earth than the other: diagram. In the language of astronomy, the two extremes are called "apogee" (far away) and "perigee" (nearby). On Dec. 12th, the Moon becomes full a scant 4 hours after reaching perigee, making it 14% bigger and 30% brighter than lesser full Moons we've seen earlier in 2008.

Read more info from NASA

Wednesday, December 10, 2008

One important lesson I have learnt from my boss in NAL

When you are learning catia or solidworks or any other CAD or Analysis software... always remember to see the big picture....

That's one important lesson I have learnt from my boss in NAL.

All questions will be answered if you know and see the big picture.

And incidentally this apples not only in learning a particular software but to everything in life. Have a big decision to make move back and see the big picture and you will have the answers to your questions!!

Do share your one important lesson that you have learnt from your teacher or Boss?


Some related stuff you might want to read.

Remember this thing when you pass out of AeSI?

Tips for AeSI graduates to get employed?

Tuesday, December 09, 2008

What is Vijay Mallya doing in this Blog?

This is how Times of India defines Vijay Mallay in an interview or profile published about him way back in 2002!!


A panorama of paradoxes. into money born, but unable to spend childhood with a free hand; an inheritance which was his by right, but almost denied; a bachelor most eligible, but a marriage turned sour; a free spirit, but fettered by the label of an image. circumstances have scripted experiences of discovery and rediscovery for this man with a spectrum of silhouettes -- chairman of the ub group; rajya sabha mp; horse-lover; racing enthusiast; keen aviator; party-hopper; spiritual-seeker.... but the most dominant silhouette is that of Vijay Mallya, his own man. not for him the currency of conformity; the straitjacket of being part of the plural.

Now what is Vijay Mallya doing in this Blog? What he has to do with AeSI?

As Mr joshi has informed us already, this time AeSI’s AGM will be held in New Delhi.. what is the new thing that is going to happen. I guess nothing. I hope the AeSI alumni will be formed if things go right.

Apart from this one thing that I am excited about the AeSI AGM this time is about the new President of AeSI. This time it will be no other than Vijay Mallya. I guess in the history of AeSI or in the history of my association with AeSI he is the most flamboyant president that we will have. Yes we had Dr. Abdul Kalam, Madavan Nair and many others but this is the first time that kingfisher chairman will donning the hat.

I don't know how much this be of help to AeSI students and members but its good to know that a person I love to read about and a person who entrails passion and enthusiasm in me is going to be the president of AeSI.

For those who don't know him here's a great little bio of Mr. Mallya

Read more about Vijay Mallya in his own words or read the print format here

Read more about AeSI AGM on this blog!

Monday, December 08, 2008

4 things I learnt from debugging

4 things I learnt from the whole debugging process that my friend at the office just went through. He was into it for the last 7 days and has finally got it completed. Here I present 4 things that I learnt from all this process.

1. Don't assume. Don’t assume what the problem is, state it test it and get to the bottom of it. Don’t assume, search for facts. if you have a theory test it than say it. Do more than you think. Think and test. Not think and think.

2. First capture the big picture then delve into the details. Details are important but before going into the the details get the frame ready. see the big picture. Move back and see the whole as a problem. Set your frame right. Determine your north and south then after you have verified that you are heading the right direction then you should fine tune and get into details.

3. Keep your methods right the results will follow. Have your tools ready. Learn and set up the processes rights results will follow. Pause and setup the ground work. If your base is strong enough, things will all fall in place. So do the ground work and see that your preliminary investigation is right and the setup you have setup is based on facts not assumptions.

4. Absorb the problem first before judging or getting into  the detail. Same as the big picture. Absorb the problem than spit out your judgment. Spend time understanding the problem. Don’t state your opinions. its better to test them. Leave the judging to the judges… you just carry on small tests and experiments and draw conclusions from them.  Test everything don’t assume.

Bonus : Use bubble sort method to solve problems. From big to small. Eliminate from Big to small. More on this sometimes latter

Well this were some of things that came to mind as I saw my friend at the office finally crack the debugging nut that he was given. He was pleased and I thing many of this approach we can use to solve many of our problems.

Related : Are you seeing the big picture?


For the exam students : How I cleared my Workshop technology exams?

Sunday, December 07, 2008

4 tips for handling exam anxiety during the examination

AMAeSI exams are here and here is some of things that I did in my exam time. All of this has helped me in my exams. Hope they will help you too.

Don't get excited. Keep things calm. If the paper is good don't jump. Calmly begin answering. If questions seem to come out of mars don't panic and revolve your eyes in the examination hall. Be calm take deep breath and attempt the next question that you know.

If you get stuck. Pause and then think hard. If this works, good if it doesn't, don't push yourself hard. Pause… leave some space and carry on with the next section or question... this usually does the trick for me. Down the line I used to get a hint of the question I was stuck and I came back to it.

Keep a close watch on time but don't be too tight on it. Time not one question but take a more general approach. Instead of saying “I will answer 1 questions in 20 minutes!!” Define “I will cover 3 questions in an hour.” This works more than keeping a question wise timing. Some questions might take  long while some less time but you should put 1 hr 3 questions as your time target. This enables you not to look at time very often.

Lastly in all examination paper do keep last 30 mins for revision. its must!!

How to revise.

Put the answer sheet back. take the question paper read the questions you attempted and formulate point wise answers. After you covered all question check and optimise any of the answers you might have discovered while revising.

Best of luck!!!

More exams tips here


Inertia!  Newton's first law has taken over my life! its what keeping me off from posting.

its not that i don't have topics to write or internet connection.... all this inactivity boils down to one word, inertia.

If Newton has to be believed I need an external force to shake this off.

While I look for that external force you guys and gal enjoy and here's wishing all students of AeSI who are giving exams best of luck!!!!

May the force of Newton be with you!!!

Saturday, December 06, 2008

I write

subwayA while back someone asked me this question why do I write on this blog? Why do I spend my spare time on this blog. Why?

Well that night I made an entry in my diary and here's part of the responses that I wrote in it


I write because i want to hare my thoughts opinion and feeling
I write because i want to stay updated
I write because i want to make a difference
I write because i want to share
I write because i can and initiate change
I write because i love playing with new tools

I write because it gives me an opportunity to put back to the AeSI community that has give me  so much
I write because if someone has really genuine concern on AeSI, he is not left behind
I write because I want to improve my writing
I write because I like helping others
I write because I have time and want to utilize it properly
I write because I hope I am making a difference.

Please do share your views and if you have blog or you do write something do share it too.

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