Monday, December 31, 2012
From facebook, twitter, newspapers, TV and many varied sources, we are bombarded with information, every minute, every hour, and every day. When information is so abundant, the need of the hour is not to miss out but to choose what to focus our attention on.
To figure out what is the place for all these sources. What is important and how it fits in your goals?
So for the coming year, resolve to do just that. Focus on what's important. Restrict the information overload. Concentrate. A concentrated mind magnifies impact. A scattered mind like a sieve retains nothing.
And before I close for the year end, Thank you all for reading the blog and wish you a brighter and better new year ahead.
Sunday, December 30, 2012
Someone from an University called me and asked guidance about Avionics. He said that he is doing research from last 7-8 years but he is not able to connect with right person who can help him in converting his vision into reality.
He told me that he meet with engineers of various DRDO laboratories but didn't get any response. Add on to it he also told me that he looks forward to connect with right person in the industry who can support his project and give direction in a positive way.
After my AeSI Alumni Association's meeting, I meet him. We ordered fresh juice with sandwich and our discussion started. I was very excited to meet this person and to know more about his research. Trust me he was very energetic and I was able to see a "Can Do!" spirit in his face.
BUT suddenly my expectations turned into ashes.
Based on his projects, I found that he is very much interested in Aircraft Navigation, Instruments and related Avionics. I asked him if you love Avionics and want to make your career in Avionics so why are you doing internship in CFD ?
He replied that my college told me to do the same.
I don't want to name such universities but yes, I know 2-3 universities in North India where I have noticed similar education pattern. Irrespective of the area of interest, students join some softwares and after finishing the course, they realized that it's nothing to do with my area of interest.
Conclusion : Let's walk together and help the industry. Whenever you see something wrong or fraud anywhere, Stand and raise your voice. Be United !!!
God bless all
Tuesday, December 11, 2012
The karnataka Aerospace Policy 2012-2022 will be implemented in two phases viz. near term - Phase 1 (Growth Phase 2012-2017) and a medium term - Phase 2 (Consolidation Phase 2017-2022).
- Attract investments to the tune of US$ 4 Billion in Aerospace sector.
- Provide additional employment (direct and indirect) to 40,000 persons in the next five years by a process of inclusive development.
- Increase the contribution of Aerospace sector towards enhancing the share of industry in the State's GDP from 28% to 30%
- Attract investments to the tune of US$ 6 Billion in the Aerospace sector.
- Provide additional employment (direct and indirect) to 60,000 persons in the next five years by a process of inclusive development.
- Enhance the contribution of Aerospace sector towards increasing the share of industry in the State's GDP from 30% to 32%
Karnataka can score a high on every sphere of ecosystem of aerospace and defence industry, hence it can rightly claim to be the Aerospace Capital of India.
What are the key factors which are attracting so many Aerospace companies to Bangalore ?
Investment Opportunities in Karnataka.
What will be the role of Karnataka in the next 5 years for Aerospace ?
Answer of the above questions is hidden in the below mentioned links.
A Video on Advantage Karnataka
Automobile & Aerospace Sector in Karnataka
Advantage Karnataka Brouchure
Global Aerospace Meet by Society of Indian Aerospace Technologies and Industries
Karnataka Udyog Mitra
Wednesday, December 05, 2012
Kind Attn : Avionics Students, Avionics Graduates.
Right after AeSI's exams, you'll be giving multiple interviews in various companies and my knowledge says that most of the companies ask few questions related to DO-178B/C, Software Testing and Programming Language - C.
Next month I'll share few online ways to practice for the technical round with you. Meanwhile if you are interested to learn about the techniques for DO-178C Compliance so you can register yourself at (Click Here) and watch the webinar today at 2:30 PM (India).
In case if you miss this opportunity, so you can also watch it later at (Click Here).
Few months back one of my friend has given an interview for the position Software Trainee Engineer (Contract) at Confidential. I'm sharing "Skills Required" for such job profiles.
Email Subject : Written Test for Software Trainee Engineer at Confidential
Tuesday, November 13, 2012
Greetings from AeSI Alumni Association !!!!
AeSIAA wishes you all a very Happy Diwali and on this occasion, we announce Soft SkillsWorkshop.
Venue : Rolls Royce Auditorium, AeSI Building, Bangalore
Date : 23 December, 2012
Time: 9:00 A.M. to 6:00 P.M.
Please click http://goo.gl/f2rVK to check the brochure of soft skills workshop
click http://goo.gl/iUUl9 for the registration form.
For any query/information related to Soft Skills Workshop, please feel free to mail us at firstname.lastname@example.org
Wednesday, November 07, 2012
NFS stands for Need For Speed. Isn't it?
According to me it should be need for security. Let me tell you the reason behind it.
Couple of days back, Over 100 UFOs were seen along China border. The officials confirmed that these UFOs were not Chinese drones or satellites and it was non-metallic.
Should we keep quite like what we did four-five years before? or Should we focus more on security & safety aspects?
One can't deny with a fact that UFO in China has 'military connection'.
Let's look at this article in support of my words.
Let's share your feedback as a comment. Do you think that there is a NEED FOR SECURITY ?
Couple of days back I've posted below mentioned question in Aeronautical Society of India's Facebook page (not official) and I got strange replies as a comment which I'm sharing it here.
Post : Does being an engineer mean working on industry softwares, testing & verifying it to a specific standard?
Let us know your definition of an ENGINEER?
# common lives by wat nature gives him. But an engineer lives by taking wat he wants from nature & he will mould it as he wants.
# An engineer is a person who does any work that simplifies life!!
# Invent new machines for development and prosperity, engineer is the one with a lot of whys.
# Engineer is a Person who is dedicated to pushing the frontiers for scientific and engineering excellence.
# How many young engineers are getting the chance of dedicating their lives to Research and Development ???
# i am doing my engineering not for the sake of job and not for the sake of salaray . i want to prove my self to the world what iam and who iam . definetly there will be one day i will make history.
Another set of replies & discussion :
A : one who graduates from aesi is the real engineer. rest r mechanics
B : @A What do you know about mechanics.. ? I am a mechanic.
H : for the comment of Engineers Vs Mechanics ... We should respect each others profession.
A : @H And sorry, I cant respect AMEs. (Aircraft Maintenance Engineering)
I don't want to comment on the above discussion. Let's discuss and let MyAeSI know it it right ?
Shouldn't we respect AMEs and other professions? I agree that AeSI teaches us a lot and gives us expertise in theory concepts but it doesn't mean that others are fool and they don't know anything.
I might be wrong henceforth requesting you to please share your experience/feedback as a comment.
Monday, November 05, 2012
We all use these techniques one or all at one point of time. I certainly used many though never called them with those names. Having this techniques available on YouTube is great.
One can easily pick them and keep them in his or her study arsenal.
AeSI exams are first approaching, I think its a best time for AeSI students to visit this YouTube page and spend an hour to renew these study techniques.
Tuesday, October 30, 2012
<p>Received the following comment on one of the post on my-aesi.</p>
<p>"Sir currently am std in bangalore 1st year so i wants to shift chennai my fnds says its better to join in GIE and some of them says hindustan university with perfect labs and........ So it has hostal facilities but in GIE provides best study but not above of them so plz clarify my dout in both of them which is better."</p>
<p>So instead of answering him/her individually I open the question the readers of this blog. Please comment and suggest.</p>
<p>As far as I am concerned I will prefer GIE. The quality of teaching takes precedence to everything else. Although I might be biased. So what are your views. Chip in.</p>
Sunday, October 28, 2012
Today I read a very nice article in a local newspaper and I'm sure it's going to help us henceforth I'm sharing the conclusion of it here...
There are two ways to get a job
1. Make a very impressive resume in order to ensure that you receive an interview call.
2. Develop skills & apply
Second option sounds difficult but it helps a lot in the long run. I do agree that degree matters a lot however most of the companies give importance to talent.
Here I would like to relate the above said facts with AeSI's life....
I've seen many students in frustration & tension because of having marks less than 60%. I know that 60% matters a lot however it doesn't mean that if you have marks below 60% so you can't do anything in your life. Where there's a will, there's a way and taking tension about marks can never solve your problems.
Let's try the second approach this time
1. Develop skills e.g. software related to your industry.
2. Join Social Networks like LinkedIn.
3. Join groups related to the technology in which you are interested.
4. Be silent and just observe, what people are talking in such groups? What are the real time problems? And what are the solutions?
5. Learn new things every day because every day is a new day in life.
6. Once you feel that you're good in technology, start to post comments, take part in group conversation.
Benefit: There might be few recruiting managers who can recruit you or there might be any technical manager or project leader who can refer you in their companies. Trust me this approach is very effective.
Tuesday, October 23, 2012
---------- Forwarded message ----------
From: "Lokesh kumar c.g" <email@example.com
Date: Oct 22, 2012 4:57 PM
Subject: Opportunity with chivaro - Design Engineer - Overseas!
To: "Himalya Bansal" <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Saturday, October 20, 2012
Day before yesterday I got a call from Society and they asked me that "You are selected for OJT in CABS. Would you like to join?" Since I'm working in LDRA hence I told the same to the team so that they can consider any other profile in place of me.
It was a "WoW" moment for me. Even though many people said that it takes generally 6 months to get OJT but I got the same within just 20 days.
Add-on to it I've noticed many changes in AeSI which clearly indicates that we are on right track. Here I would like to thank & appreciate AeSIAA who is working continiously to promote brand-AeSI.
Nobody is perfect but we can move/grow towards perfection by improving ourself and by learning from our mistake. If I want to blame anyone so I can find million reasons but now It's time to appreciate what AeSI is doing ? I'm proud to be an AeSI graduate and I always respect my degree.
Thursday, October 18, 2012
The most important tasks for a resume is to make a good impression and to keep the mystery alive enough to get you a call for interview.
Don't reveal all in the resume. Keep something for the actual play. Insert keyword but leave out the details. Paint the picture but don't reveal the entire canvas.
Entice the reader to get to call you. The best resume is the one that elicits "interesting" in the mind of the reader while reading it.
So what are you waiting. chop your resume. Spice it with relevant keywords aimed at the specific requirements and wait for the telephone interview call.
Wednesday, October 17, 2012
What LDRA does ? and what its focus is ?
What is the role of LDRA tool suite ?
How these tools can help you in achieving zero defect software ?
and so on ....
Henceforth the answer is here ....
Whenever a company develops any software application on which people’s lives depend than it becomes very necessary for the developers to achieve zero-defect software. In order to achieve it, we use static analysis, dynamic analysis, unit testing etc.
All the best !
Tuesday, October 16, 2012
1. There are two ways to run a business either be a follower or a leader.
2. If you are creating new possibilities so make sure that you are the one who drives first on the road which you have created and always ensure to be the leader.
3. If the market is growing at a speed of x and you are growing at a speed which is less than 2x than it means you’re not a market leader.
4. Database management is the most powerful tool which drives any business. We can say that the pillar’s strength of any product based company depends on how good database do we have.
5. Adopting pull methodology is more powerful than the popular push
method. It’s better to have it if you want to sustain in a growth oriented
market and for the long run.
From today onwards I’ll share my weekly learning with you. We have a tradition of doing M.Tech. or M.S. after AeSI however I would like to tell
you that one can also do M.B.A. after AeSI. If you would ask me to comment on career prospective after M.B.A. so I’ll say that most of the companies are facing shortage of engineering management profiles. Couple of days back my friend who is working as a Technical Recruiter in a MNC was trying to find out few profiles (B.E.+M.B.A.) but he wasn’t able to find out any such profile. I tried to refer any profile but unfortunately I didn’t find a single profile related to engineering management.
Do what you like and like what you love.
All the best!
Saturday, October 13, 2012
Friday, October 12, 2012
B : I’m working as a Software Engineer.
A : Is it so ?
B : Yes, I’m working in ABC Group.
A : But, You’ve only learned basics of embedded. Isn’t it?
B : Yes, I’ve worked on AVR platform and on Atmel’s Atmega 16 micro controller.
A : Have you made any project as well ?
B : Yes, I’ve made projects like line following robot, traffic light and to display various patterns on LCD.
A : Don’t make me fool, You’ve made a project of traffic lights so How can you work on any aircraft related project? How will you relate traffic lights and aircraft?
B : Wait, Let me explain !
A : Sure, & also explain me that why should I learn programming language ‘C’ ?
Here are the answers/explanation of the questions asked by A.
1. Have you observed a green and red color light at the tip of the wing and which keeps on blinking?
2. Have you observed the green and red color light on the belly of helicopter?
3. Have you noticed that once pilot achieves decision height so landing light automatically turns on?
Let me tell you that these lights are used as an indication and warning light and play a vital role in landing at zero visibility. They also help in decision making like it helps a pilot to understand the direction of another aircraft. Click on the below mentioned links to understand the importance of such external lights. Approximately 99% of such lights are controlled using an embedded system.
Even though now a days we have automated tools to do programming and to help programmers to make an error free & high quality program so that it can be certified at the most rigorous levels yet if you don’t know the basics of programming so you can’t work on automatic tools as well. Developers of sophisticated applications such as those utilized in avionics, high-speed trains, nuclear reactors, automobiles and medical devices use such automated tools for automatic software development and to pinpoint programming errors.
An open advice to all avionics students.
- Learn C, C++, Matlab
- Work on at least one embedded platform if not ARM or PIC so at least AVR.
Thursday, October 11, 2012
Any resume needs to be written in such a way that it can attract your potential employer. So, if you are in search of a job of your dream, you need to be very careful while forming an appropriate and attractive resume that can catch the attention of your potential employer in not more that 60 seconds. Take a look at the following ‘keywords’:
a) Use the word “Successfully”:
Every potential employer likes to hear or see the word “Success” in a resume or during the job interview. So, while highlighting your skills, it is better to use the word “I successfully…” in describing your achievements and responsibilities.
b) Use the word “I applied”:
Using the word “applied” in your resume can describe your working nature and skills. But the point to be noted here is, using the word “applied” shouldn’t mean, why you have applied for that post. Instead the word “Applied” should be used to describe your skills.
c) Use the word “Team Player”:
In a resume you need to use the word ‘team player’, while describing yourself as a person who is very communicative and enjoy working in a team. If you use this word in an appropriate way in your resume, your recruiters will get the feeling that you are a good team player, who doesn’t have any problem working in a team. This particular word will also describe that you are very good in interacting with others.
d) About your past “Achievements”
As every employer likes to analyze your past performances, you can highlight your past achievements in point wise. It doesn’t have to be your past performance only in your professional life, as you can also list out something if you would have achieved something really worthy in your academic life or your personal life which can be shared in your list of achievements till date.
Tuesday, October 09, 2012
There are hard skills and soft skills. Both are needed to be successful in any endeavour. Building each of this skills is the sure shot way to excel anything you do.
So here are 3 simple things you can immediately do to build your soft skills.
1. Start reading. You can't experience everything by yourself, and books and other literature introduce you to whole new world and experiences. So start reading. Make a habit to at least read something for 30 mins everyday. Don't count reading newspaper,blog posts as reading. Dedicate the time to read something lengthy.
2. Show initiative. Demonstrate responsibility and enthusiasm for your job or assignments by striving to go the extra mile. This starts by finishing work without constant reminders from your supervisor. Doing tasks without being asked by someone else. Looking around, seeing what needs to be done, and doing it. This will not only help others but will help develop your technical skills.
3. Build relationships. You aren't living on an island, so start building relationships. Seek ways to be of some help to your network. Bring your helping hand out. Keep in touch. Network to connect and help.
These are three simple steps that you can immediately implement and slowly with regular consistent use acquire the most sought after softskills in any field you are in.
Sunday, October 07, 2012
Today I was practicing the basics of programming language "C" and I found that I wasn't able to do simple mathematical operation (+,-,*,?). I studied the same again and henceforth I'm sharing it here so that readers of this post can strengthen their skills in associativity of operators.
Before reading ahead I would like you to answer the below mentioned question honestly as a comment.
* / %
Multiplication, Division, Modular Division
Left operand is unambiguous.
(not having double meaning)
Right operand is unambiguous.
(not having double meaning)
It's always better to be a student i.e. open to learn new things.
Have a happy programming !
Saturday, October 06, 2012
Things were smooth as I was very much confident about my selection. Suddenly security officer called me and requested me not to lock the legs over the other. I was speechless but it was a great lesson for me to learn.
I started observing his activities and suddenly I noticed that another candidate stepped inside for an interview. He said to the security officer, "Good After Noon ! bla bla bla...." and the officer replied "Good Evening sir ! Please have a seat." I was again shocked to observe that even the security officer was aware that after 1600 hrs, it's Good Evening not Good After Noon.
I gave interview with full confidence and when I came back, I started reading about "Leg Gestures" and found that It is an indication of being reserved, nervous and defensive.
I'm sure that you'll not do the same which I did during an interview i.e. locking of the leg one over the other.
Moral of the story :
Body language matters a lot irrespective of whether you are inside an interview room or waiting at reception.
Friday, October 05, 2012
Once someone makes a decision about your resume, it's almost impossible for you to persuade them that they were wrong. No amount of persuasion can make them change their opinion.
The alternative and the opportunity that you have is to encourage the non supporter to look at new information and make a new decision. Give them a new angle to look at you. A new perspective. A new you. A new story.
Saturday, September 29, 2012
Regularly I get questions from graduates and students of AeSI on very different things but they get buried in my email. So adding this form to collect all the questions at a central place and answer them.
Before typing your questions,please search the blog; maybe the question you are asking is already answered. You can do it from the search field located below or at http://my-aesi.blogspot.com/
Also please don't expect instant response. It might take a day, a week or longer to respond. Sometime, if I don't have answers, I will try my best to forward the query to relevant person in my network who might help you.
Hope this page helps and each one of you will take full advantage of it. Thanks.
Tuesday, September 18, 2012
Please find below mentioned information and kindly share it at MyAeSI & OurAeSI so that it can reach the maximum deserving candidates.
It has been decided to grant extension of one year (two exam sessions) i.e. December 2012 and June 2013 exam sessions to such student members who have passed five or more subjects of section 'a' up to June,2012 exam session.
The student members desirous of availing the extension must apply in writing immediately latest by 10th October, 2012 along with an undertaking that they will not ask for any further extension after June 2013 exam session.
The same can also be accessed online at AeSI's official website
Himalya Bansal | Aeronautical Society of India
Sunday, September 16, 2012
I shouldn't call them tricks, they are just techniques that anyone can apply to get the maximum out of the interview.
Talk in statements. When asked to talk about yourself and other personal questions, best way to answer is talk in statement. State the facts without any reason or pluff attached to it. think bullet points and state them as that.
For technical questions. Think satellite. Give a general answer first and then go to the specific. For the technical question, get to the basics and built your answer from there. Interviewer will appreciate the thought process even if your answers slightly off mark.
Be good. Be good at one subject that the requirements expect you to be. By good I mean really know that subject. you should be so comfortable with that subject so that you can easily converse in that subject for at least 30 mins non stop. If you cannot, you are not good at that subject.
Be interesting. This is the toughest bit but its has the maximum impact. If you have a passion for something and you have created or done something that you can demonstrate convincingly, you will be interesting.
The good thing of being or thought of interesting is, you don't need to be interesting in only a specific domain or subject. It can be anything under the earth and if you can prove it independently, you can get that interstingness factor.
The first two can be acquired in a short time and effort, but three and four takes time and consistent effort. There is no shortcut. So get started today. Earlier you begin, the better.
Saturday, September 08, 2012
Someone I know is going through an interview process and he was kind and generous enough to send me the list of question he was asked in his interviews.
So for the benefit of all, here are the question. For privacy reasons, identifiable data has been stripped and changed.
Yesterday I gave an interview in ABC company for the post AB Engineer. I've cleared all the rounds including the one taken by the Managing Director and my final interview is on Saturday. I don't know what will happen but I'll try my best. I'm sharing the interview questions asked by me so that It can be helpful for others through My-AeSI blog.
- I developed good professional relation with the H.R. through LinkedIn so my first round was easy. He just asked me about my educational qualification & career objective.
- Tell me something about yourself ?
- You have done engineering through correspondence mode so how did you manage practicals ?
- Tell me about the projects you have done during academics ?
- What is your career objective ?
- What is Avionics and what all subjects have you studied in Section-B ?
- You have not made any aircraft related project, all of your projects are of Embedded & Robotics. Why ?
- Tell me about your strength ?
- What is the role of embedded system in Aircraft ?
- Where do you want to see yourself in next 5 years ?
- Being an engineer, Why are you doing M.B.A. ?
Round-3 (With the Managing Director)
- I'm giving you 5 minutes. Let me know about you, your family, education, projects and all in detail.
- Why are you interested in engineering management ?
- Even though there are thousands unemployed engineers in Bangalore so Why should I recruit you ?
- I'll be investing lots of money on you, projects, clients and all... After 6 months or 1 year, you'll learn the technology and join any other company. Why should I give you this opportunity ?
- How you can contribute to the field and the company ?
- Okay I'm assigning you a task. Have a look on our website, understand what we do ? and so on... and then send an email (letter) to the H.R. on "How can you contribute to this company ?" If I like your letter, I'll call you for final session and It'll be around 30 minutes discussion.
I've sent him the forwarded email. I hope I'll get a chance to give final interview. I'm sharing it so that It can be helpful for others.
Hope this helps everybody and don't forget to mention and send your thanks and good luck to the thoughtful guy who shared this information in the first place through the comments. I am sure he will be reading them.
#interview #aesi #myaesi
Tuesday, September 04, 2012
Round 1 is now open for the Airbus Fly Your Ideas competition 2013. Teams of students worldwide have until 7th December 2012 to submit their ideas.
With the third Fly Your Ideas competition , Airbus is asking students to propose an idea to address one of the following 21st century challenges for greener aviation: Energy; Energy Efficiency; Affordable Growth; Traffic Growth; Passenger Experience; Community Friendliness. The final of the competition will take place in June 2013 when the top selected teams will present their ideas to a panel of Airbus and industry experts.
For more information and to see team registrations globally visit the web site: Here
Wednesday, August 29, 2012
Rahul has left a new comment on your post "Teach and Learn":
1. If modules like DO178B, V&V, LDRA etc are so important to work in Avionics stream then why the hell society still have 8051, Basic Language and all in it's MODIFIED syllabus. 8051 is no longer basic now. Why you people of AeSI Alumni Association don't do anything in this subject ?
2. I've read Himalya Bhaiya's post about a cost effective recruitment process at LinkedIn.. Why you people don't do anything to make it possible ?
3. I went to "Cranes & Software House" in Bangalore.. They told me that it's a 6-8 months course. Does it suit the personality of Aeronautical Engineer to sit jobless for another 6-8 months after degree ? Don't say that do it in last semester. as you must be aware that doing software and giving paper of aesi is a big game. society's paper are not like state board exam.
First of all. AeSIAA members are graduates of AeSI who have teamed up to form a formal association for the betterment of students and graduates of AeSI. We provide a platform. Since each voluntary member of AeSIAA is graduate, we dont remember or seek problem to solve. But if there's a request or issue, we help you to place it before AeSI. So if you have a query, formally write an email to AeSIAA and it will be taken forward.
2. Recruitment. Each and everyone if us is trying to do a bit of wherever he or she can. But before we can confidently put AeSI graduates forward we have to make sure that the graduates are prepared. So in this vein, AeSIAA is taking steps to build confidence and teach presenting skills though workshops. and seminars This is the most basic need which will lead to better results than pushing an unprepared AeSI graduate to hr.
3. Don't tell me how big a game AeSI study is. But if you need job and that too just getting out of AeSI, start building skills. The knowledge you get in AeSI is just the mass but the skills you build are the acceleration that you have to have to generate any force or thrust. Remember F = m.a ! Unless you have both, job immediately after graduation will be tough. So start cultivating skills along side studying for AeSI.
Hope this answers your questions.
Tuesday, August 28, 2012
Let's do it
The best way to really learn something is to teach it to someone.
Well then here's a proposal to each of you guys visiting/reading this blog.
Let's start teaching.
The idea is to create a PowerPoint / video or document on any topic that you are studying and post it online for anyone to read and learn. The doc can be of any kind and on any topic that you choose but with the sole aim to teach something.
The Ground Rules:
1. Create the material focusing on one single topic at a time.
2. It should actually teach. The aim should be that if our grandmother reads or viewed it she would understood the subject.
3. Make it brief.
4. It should be sharable via google docs.
5. Send me the link for the via comments
What's the benefit to you?
1. You will learn the subject better and will never forget it again.
2. You will have the joy of helping someone.
3. You are sharing your insight with the world.
4. You are creating an asset you can have bragging rights about.
5. Creating this will help improve your presentation and communication skills.
So are you game? Are you willing to take on the challenge?
I will create a separate page on this blog to showcase all the material that will be submitted.
As an additionally motivation, the person to contribute the maximum number will get a prize from me by the end of the year.
So let's do it.
Any question/suggestion or comment shoot me an email.