Sunday, May 30, 2010

Focus and how it can create wow effect for our life

My friend is visiting me and i am using his canon 1000D camera a lot.

It's ability, unlike my digi camera, to focus on only the focused
object and blurring the rest makes the pictures so great!! They look
so nice.

And we all are enjoying the undecided focus.

This is lot like the focus in our life, if we try to focus on two many
things in our frame, we won't capture anything worth wowing!!

But just like this camerra, we need to focus on the subject and blur
the rest. And it creates that wow.

The camera uses its own technology to acheive this and we can use our
minds self discipline.

So get going. Focus !!

More on focusing on upcoming amaesi exams visit

Friday, May 28, 2010

How to Break inertia?

Easiest way to break the habit of inertia is timeboxing.

If you are stuck in a rut. If you are not studying as much as you
scheduled or if you are not practising the required amount in your fav
CAE tool, and it feels like you are in a 'daldal' of time wastefulness!!

This is the time to timeboxing!! What is it?

Take out a timer. Set it to 8 minutes or so and start doing the task
you are avoiding for the next 8 minutes untill the timer beams!

This simple exercise and working against time can be very useful.

Don't worry what you are doing, don't judge how you are working. Just
put in the time and you will see how you break the bonded chain of

So try it next time when you feel you have lost your motivation. Try
it when you feel you are wasting your time.

I just did that to break my inertia of writing to this blog. In the
past week I had lot of inspirations to write for the blog. But somehow
the initial inertia prevented it. So today I timeboxed.

For more info on timeboxing, find it here

Saturday, May 22, 2010

CAE packages widely used in the aerospace industry!!

Here's another gem of a post from ouraesi from Mr. Bhushan!! In this
post he highlights many CAE packages being used in the industry.

As he rightly said, choose ONE of them and let it jump start your

With any delay, here's the complete text of the email


Hi Guys,

In last couple of years there has been a lot of opportunities for AESI
fellows. Thanks to many; who still extend their help generously.

It's often become complicated to decide on future plans after section
B. Not all but few prefer higer studies after graduation but still
there are many who struggle alot to finalize their goal.

Apart from higher studies, one can seek knowledge in various analysis
packages and move ahead as a professional analyst. But make sure you
are on a right track while selecting these packages.

Please find following packages which are widely used in industry for
an analysis.

Structure - Ansys Mechanical, LS- Dyna, Nastran, Patran,
Fluid Dynamics - CFX, Fluent, Star-CD
Hydrodynamics - AQWA
Meshing - HyperMesh, Ansys Meshing tools, Tgrid
Robotics - DELMIA Robotics (Dassault system)
Electromagnetic - Ansoft products (Maxwell, Q3D, HFSS)
Manufacturing - DelCam

Modeling - There are many packages like CATIA, PRO-E,
Solid works, Rhino Ceros, Ideas, UniGraphics

This is a partial list of widely used packages across different
countries. You can find many packages in industry. Please, evaluate
them before you choose one for your future area of interest.

Best Regards,


Thank you Mr. Bhushan! Contribution from members like you extend the
vision that ouraesi group was formed for 9 years ago!!

Find more gem of ouraesi articles by searching

Different ways to study for exams and which you can choose?

There are lot of ways to study for exams. Different people have
different inclination and routes.

So what's your way to study for exams?

Do you prefer learning by mouthing all the words you are reading or do
you study in complete silence?

Do you enjoy studying indoors or outdoors?

Do you love working with a textbook or a rough copy?

Do you like Reading from notes or from the book?

Do you read the difficult subjects before the simple onces?

Do you keep syllabus book with you or you do not?

Do you simply follow class lectures or have your own reference

Do you use Internet in your studies or you do not think it's not much
of use?

Do you study with examination paper or without?

Do you devote complete attention to one subject or you mix and match?

Do you study early in the morning or late at night?

Do you study with pen or paper or just read everything?

The point of the post is there are as many ways to study for an exam
as there are students. So it doesn't matter how, where, and when you

What really matter is that you are consistent in your approach
whatever it is.

If you like studying early in the day, so be it. Be consistent with it.

If you love Reading on the rooftop all alone, so be it as long as you
are consistent.

Consistency is the magic!! The ingredient for success in any practise.
So aim for that and every thing else will fall in place.

Good luck for your exams!!

Find more specific tips on how to study for amaesi exams click the
following link

Friday, May 21, 2010

When is the AMAeSI (AeSI) exams?

With the month of May nearing to an end, I am sure every aesi student
is hooked to their books and the study hours have lengthened. Walks to
tea shop, night time adda withs friends have shortened.

Everyone is now focused on the upcoming aesi exams.

So guys or gals when is AeSI (AMAeSI) exams. Does anyone have the
schedule? Please do let me know.

Cheers and good luck with your exam preparations!!

There's lot of material on exams and how to study for amaesi exams.

Just go to and search for exam tips, how
to study for exams, how to study for amaesi if you are sbegining today.

Well go on. They will help you.

Tuesday, May 18, 2010

From ouraesi-on job training in IIT after AeSI

Many times in this blog I post links or posts that originate in the
ouraesi group. This post is one of that!

Nishant asked about OJT in IIT and here's the very useful response
from mr
Kamanasish Biswas!

Hi Nishant,
As far as i know for getting OJT (Through AeSI) u have to secure at
least 60% in Sec-B. only IIT kanpur provides OJT (Among all
IITs).Apart from on job training (OJT) u can try for Project assistant
or JRF position at various IIT. For that u can browse through the
website then u can prepare for GATE Exam or u
can try for MS programme at iit.

With Best Wishes
Kamanasish Biswas

This interaction is what makes ouraesi a great place to be. Hope you
are a member of this group!!

This month ouraesi group will celebrate a mojor landmark!! Will tell
you soon about it.

Find other gem posts of ouraesi by clicking the following link


Sunday, May 16, 2010

Signs Recession is over and what you should do about it?

If you receive naukri updates in your email, then I hope you haven't
miss this update. And for those who don't receive it, here are the key

*The IT Sector has been bullish on hiring as the job index moves up by
48% in Apr'10 over Apr'09

*The hiring activity of Pune, Mumbai and Delhi has seen a revival in
the job scenario with job index moving up by 63%, 45% and 43% in
Apr'10 over Apr'09

*The Insurance, Banking and ITES sectors are back to the pre down turn
levels with index moving up by 82%, 67% and 44% in Apr'10 over Apr'09

*Professionals across all key functional areas show an upward moving
index with IT- Software, HR, ITES and Project Management moving up by
48%, 84%, 50% and 47% in Apr'10 over Apr'09

*Recruitment activity moved up across all experience brackets with
growth ranging between 5% to 7% in Apr'10 over Mar'10

So what does this all mean for you! It means better job opprotunity,
it means good offer, it means light!!!

So update your resume and post it in the job sites.

All you have to do is brush up your skills, your domain knowledge and
your confidence! Rest the Market will take care.

Find more post on updating your resume by clicking the following link

Friday, May 14, 2010

God is Real, unless declared Integer

I love FORTRAN language and as days go by my love increase. 

For the last 50 years this language has been supporting the engineering and computational communities. 

This language is rich in history and every great engineer and scientist that you know of will have used this language. such is a legacy of this language..

So when I find something interesting about this language, I don't miss that opportunity to showcase this here.

*God is Real, unless declared Integer. J. Allan Toogood, FORTRAN programmer.

*FORTRAN, the infantile disorder, by now nearly 20 years old, is hopelessly inadequate for whatever computer application you have in mind today: it is now too clumsy, too risky, and too expensive to use. -Edsger Dijkstra, circa 1970.

*"The sooner the world forgets that FORTRAN ever existed, the better." (imputed to Joseph Weizenbaum)

*"95 percent of the people who programmed in the early years would never have done it without Fortran." - Ken Thompson, circa 2005

*"The primary purpose of the DATA statement is to give names to constants; instead of referring to pi as 3.141592653589793 at every appearance, the variable PI can be given that value with a DATA statement and used instead of the longer form of the constant. This also simplifies modifying the program, should the value of pi change." -Early FORTRAN manual for Xerox Computers

*"Consistently separating words by spaces became a general custom about the tenth century A.D., and lasted until about 1957, when FORTRAN abandoned the practice." -Sun FORTRAN Reference Manual

*"People are very flexible and learn to adjust to strange surroundings - they can become accustomed to read Lisp and Fortran programs, for example." -Art of PROLOG, Leon Sterling and Ehud Shapiro, MIT Press

*"Warning: Go directly to Jail. Do not pass GO. Do not collect $200." - Easter egg in the SDS/Xerox Sigma 7 FORTRAN compiler, when the statement GO TO JAIL was encountered. The message is from a Chance card in Monopoly.

*"A computer without COBOL and FORTRAN is like a piece of chocolate cake without ketchup or mustard." - a fortune cookie from the Unix program fortune.

*"The determined Real Programmer can write FORTRAN programs in any language." - Real Programmers Don't Use Pascal, Ed Post, 1982


Thursday, May 13, 2010

Checklist for being a remarkable engineer

Here are eight traits that you should aquire, build or cultivate to be
an exceptional engineer.

Being an engineer is not just about having an engineering degree, it's
about being able to solve problems, it's about creating solutions and
its about making something.

So here's a list of the 8 traits that make you a great or remarkable

See how many boxes, you can honestly tick in this list!!

Engineer needs to

Be creative
Be good at problem solving
Have intellectual horsepower
Have perseverance
Be able to learn on a fly
Be capable of dealing with ambiguity
Be able to make timely dicisions
Be a good communicator

Wednesday, May 12, 2010

Seek problems

Learning catia, learning solidworks, learning hypermesh, learning
ansys or learning anything, seek problems once the basic tutorials are

Solving problem is the best and fastest way to learn and become
confident in any software tool.

Faced with a problem, the mind is extra receptive, more creative and
wide open to try out things.

Whatever stage you might be in now, from training to learning on your
own. Once you have gone through the basic tutorials. Seek real
problems. Use the tools to solve real stuff.

Design catia models of your own formula one car, model a pressure
cooker and mesh it. Do a CFD analysis of your table fan. This out of
the box projects will get to you the edge of what you know. They will
present opportunities to explore the tool.

This is where the real learning will begin. So take this to heart, if
you truly want to master a tool, seek problems!!

Find other tool learning tips by clicking

Tuesday, May 11, 2010

One practical tip to help you learn better for the exams

Shun book reading! Take up a copy and pen. Draw on it. Play with the
concepts. This is what I have done throughtout my aesi days.

Take any notebook of my aesi day, and you will find it scribled with
cartoons, sketches of the concepts that I read.

This simple exercise not only imprinted the concepts in my mind but
were very useful for quick revisions.

Exams are approaching. You might be pressing your study accelerator
now. So this is the right moment to get started in this.

Keep the book aside and start doodling on the paper. Understand and
study the concepts not by reading but by putting them on the notebook!!

If you do this or something similar do let me know.

Cheers and good luck

for more exam tips click the following link


Test your resume!!

If you have your resume on the web. It's high chance that you might be
getting few job offers in your email from the job portal.

If they are matching to your skills and are relevant. Then you are on
the right track. But if your resume is attacting buchers job from
Dubai, cad operator in chennai or trainee at Bangalore. Then it's the
sign that something is wrong with the resume and your skills are not
aligned properly to the job you want to attract!!

This is a simple test. So once you have made your resume upload it to
a job portal and wait for a week. You will have a greater idea on
where you stand in the market!!

Test your resume, a lot will be revealed.

for more job hunting tips click the following link

Saturday, May 08, 2010

Ham kare travelling and tum Chalo walkin

This is just a quick note to let you know that I am travelling and so
posting on the blog will be a little slow.

By the way, If I remember correctly my last post was about a walk in.

Don't miss it. I know many aesi graduates that got their first jobs by
just attending walkin's.

Walkin represent a tremendous opportunity. It always means the company
has a real need. Take full advantage of it.

So get that self respect in order, drink a can of confidence and chalo
walk in

Best of luck

Do share your walk in experience with me.

Wednesday, May 05, 2010

Every single day.

If you can and will spend an our on one skill. Every single day from
the start of your aesi semesters. You will acheive many things.

It's not about time management. It's simply a decision to spend an
hour fruitfully on one important tool of your choice.

I wish I knew this earlier in my aesi days. But when I got a hint, I
applied it in my last and second last semester of AeSI!

I discovered I have no skills to really confidently project in my
resume and I took stock and found that C was a computer that I have
some tiny experience and that's the only real software I had access to
via the Internet.

So on that day I decided that no matter what, each day from now on, I
will write at least on program of c. I took a diary and began the

With few exceptions, I kept the promise to myself and concistently
carried that one program writting rule for two semester.

Whenever I got a chance I translated the program to the computer and
ran it. So even without a system around, on holidays, in train while
going home, I kept writing a program a day!

That single consistent act of mine is paying for my expenses and have
got all the exciting work that I am previledged to do now.

So take a lesson from this and take up a tool and consistently put an
hour on it everyday. You will reap 100 times more rewards than the
effort you put on every single day!!

Monday, May 03, 2010

Walk-in interviews on 09-May-2010 for Repair/Service Engineers

For all those who have sent in their resumes and have not got a call. Here’s an opportunity in the same aero domain


QuEST is conducting Walk-in interviews on 09-May-2010 for Repair/Service Engineers (Aero engines) in Bangalore

The candidates must register for walk in from 8.00 AM to 11 AM on 9-May-2010 at the below address:

Quality Engineering and Software Technologies Pvt LTD (QuEST)
SJR I-Park, Tower 3, Industrial Plot Number-13, 14, 15, EPIP,
Whitefield, Bangalore - 66.
Landmark - Opposite to Sathya Sai Baba Hospital.

Please note that candidates who come after 11 AM will not be entertained.

Job Responsibility:

  • Candidate would be initially exposed to QuEST procedures & practices, Customer standards & products.
  • The Candidate would be working for different in-house projects of QuEST Aero unit which caters to the needs of global and prestigious customers in Aero Engine.
  • They should be flexible enough and deliver the quality output as per customer specifications.

Desired Candidate Profile:

  • In-depth technical understanding of Gas turbine fundamentals (3 spool engine concepts)
  • Experience in maintenance, repair/service and overhaul of gas turbine aero engines is an added advantage
  • Knowledge of various deterioration mechanisms in Aero engine is an added advantage.
  • Good knowledge on working principles and components of Gas Turbine Engines for Aero application Experienced in engine assembly and build shop
  • Excellent Communication skills and Inter personal skills
  • Have the flexibility to work in shifts.
  • Ability to work as part of a team.
  • Proactive approach and an ability to take initiative and work in a fast paced environment

Eligibility Criteria:

  • 0-3 yrs of experience
  • B.E /MTECH (Aeronautical) OR AMAeSI OR AME (Mechanical only) –completed with on the job training done.

Selection Criteria:

  1. Suitable Candidates have to undergo a written test which comprises of both technical and aptitude questions.

2. Shortlisted candidates in the written test would undergo a first round of technical interview on 09-May-10.

3. The shortlisted candidates in the first round of Technical Interview must attend a final round of interview in person on Monday, 10-May-10.

The candidate must carry the following documents:

1. Salary certificate (For Experienced candidates only)

2. Hard copy of the resume

3. Copy of educational certificates

No Of positions: 20+

Pls Note:

  • The selected candidate will have to join us within 2 week of time from the date of offer.
  • Fresher having zero years of has relevant experience have to sign a bond with QuEST.

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