With the semester exams approaching, the pressure of completing the studies in time is increasing. Covering all the important parts of the subject, getting to know the concepts, the way to present answers in the exam, all these are important factors. Do, here we give you the notes by Team Brainheaters which ensure that it'll fulfill all these criteria and more. So, here are some ways that can help you get a really good score using Brainheaters Notes:
1 - Blueprints
Stick to the blueprints given in the book to ensure that you study the chapters according to their importance and their frequency of appearance in the question paper. The blueprints are made by the team after careful evaluation of the past papers and referring to it will certainly guide you towards a more defined learning.
2. Priority based learning apporach
The solved question papers given in the book are carefully arranged according to their priority based on the weightage and their frequency of occurrence. Studying the chapters and their questions based upon the priority assigned will assure that you gain the maximum possible marks.
Post by - Vidhi Shah | Team Brainheaters
Prepare yourself today to compete with the fast pace of the world tomorrow.
How many students graduate each year, dreams of earning big, gifting themselves for all that hard work through the years? Out of all the throngs of engineers, how many actually make it big in the corporate world and keep up with the unrealistic pace? Not many. So, what's that factor, that crucial factor which differentiates two grads who have gained the same knowledge?
Even after graduating from full time courses, not all new grads falter at interviews, unable to answer seemingly basic questions, unable to communicate proficiently. The knowledge that college and universities impart might help gain technical knowledge and help in the outside world, but only until a certain point. But, what about the practical aspect? When we enter into the competition in the corporate world, we need to evolve ourselves more than just how or what we were in our educational years.
Preparing yourself for the outside world is that factor that distinguishes the above-average engineers from the common-engineers. Listed below are some of the factors that might make you appear beneficial to those super-dream companies:
1. Nurturing Creativity:
Most of the colleges concentrate on the scores of the students in the exams. It's not surprising that a college focuses on adhering the syllabus and writing exams. This makes it difficult to nurture the creativity in the students at that crucial stage. It is important that students concentrate on this aspect as much as they do on exams.
Companies want engineers who can think creatively,can have a strong opinion and give inputs to the team rather than those who can just complete the allotted work in time.
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Imagine this scenario: Your fresh into your third year. The students around you are all preoccupied with all kinds of activities: internships, competitions, online exams, etc. And you, you on the other hand are sitting there, as clueless as a new child, all confused about what to do! This scenario is faced more often than not by every student.
A whooping large amount of students aspire to do an MS. Students opt for an MS for one of many reasons. One: It is a gateway to get a doctoral degree sought by everyone who wants to carve a career in academia. The other major reason is that a Master's degree can significantly improve your career prospects in the corporate world, and your enhanced qualifications will enable you to reach a higher level in significantly less time.
So, opting for MS after degree seems like a very great option. But, is getting into an MS as easy as it seems? Acquiring an admission into the most sought after colleges, where engineers all over the world aspire to study! Getting admitted to an engineering college is a cake-walk compared to getting into the required course for an MS. So, here we are, aiding you through that not-a-cake-walk walk. Some points that are extremely to concentrate on for a Masters degree:
Those aspects of your application that involve numbers: your CGPA, GRE scores, TOEFL scores.
CGPA: The higher the score, the better. But, it's not the end if your score isn't what they call the "ideal score". There are other aspects of your application which can make up for your low score.
GRE: Again, the higher, the better. Any score above the ideal score (330+), doesn't matter much. A 330+ score puts you into the list of the best students. Now the other aspects will decide which student is the best among the best. A score below that, there are chances that the college will put you in the'Stand-By' Pile.
TOEFL: Many international colleges require this if your first language is not English. Though it is
not compulsory, it is better to do a bit of research about it in advance. Many universities use a
higher GRE verbal score as substitute for TOEFL.
The subjective aspects of your application like: LOR, SOP, Work experiences, projects come into the qualitative aspect.
SOP: The importance of this document varies highly, seen among different professors of the same university. Some read through them briefly, some give a greater emphasis to it while some might not consider them at all. Still, we should take great efforts in writing an SOP as it contains our goals, our vision in life, your research ideas, why the course is vital to you and reasons as to why they should select you.
LOR: A Letter of Recommandance is like our 'review' from our previous teachers, professors, mentors, peers, advisors, etc. Just as we like to read the reviews of a film before actually watching it, similarly, our future professors like to read the 'review' of the students before admitting them into the university.
Work/Research Experience: This is not a must-have criteria, but it is certainly positive if you have some kind of work like internships, or technical, research papers that you have written.
Among other things like technical knowledge, work environment experiences, they also showcase your qualities like maturity, skill, thought process.
These are some factors that play a vital role in your entry to Masters Degree. So, don't fret if you have a low CGPA, or a low GRE score. You can make up for it among the other aspects. Similarly, if you have no work experience, it's never to late to start! Better late than never!
So, All The Best for your preps. Hopefully this article helped you piece the puzzle together and get a clearer view of the path leading to your goal!
Post by: Vidhi Shah
The most crucial part of an engineer's graduation years is the final year project. After all the mini-projects and assignments and what not, done through the previous years, the final project is a way to showcase your knowledge and apply whatever you have learnt into a physical thing. The portrayal of your knowledge and ability to think and work through this project not only can get you a well-deserved placement, but also does wonders to your achievements list! Ideas, creativity, interests, hard-work, all put together in a picture lead to the marvellous outcome. Here are some such ideas which made their way to reality in the form of BE projects:
1. Braille Reader
This mechanical/computing project was made by a group of three highly talented students of the PES Institute of Technology, Bangalore. An innovative and feasible portable device for the visually challenged, the project is an e-book reader that overcomes the problems posed by existing products. The electronic files are physically rendered into Braille characters, thus enabling the visually challenged to read books as normal people would.
2. Standing Wheelchair
This project, the result of the brains of one single student, was made at IIT - M, Chennai. The BE student worked individually on this project, which required the knowledge of numerous other fields combined with mechanical majorly, under the guidance of a professor. This wheelchair, which offers three positions - standing, sitting and seeping was cited for being an innovative, well-engineered and beneficial to a large section of the society. Though these kind of wheelchairs are available in various parts of the world, the main aim of it was to make it cheaper and
easily available in India.
3. Noah - The Robotic Pet
Made by two final year students, this project was a part of the exhibition at Harvard in 2016. Noah, a rolling robotic “pet,” incorporates distance sensors that send out high-frequency pings to measure the space between the robot and nearby objects. The robot drives toward objects that are farther away and backs away from objects that get too close. The most difficult portion of this project, as told by the makers, was programming multiple micro-controllers all together!
Another project that made its way to Harvard 2016 exhibition, this project was developed by three students, merely teenagers! Retrofitted a pair of gloves with pressure sensors, which are connected to a micro-controller that can play musical notes at three different frequencies. Applying different pressures and the varied movement of the fingers produce respective sounds. The gloves also enable users to play along with a previously recorded song, hence helping in learning too. These were some of the projects that made big in the commercial world.
So, hoping this have been an inspiration, here's welcoming the project season and wishing all the students best of luck !
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Stepping into the last year of engineering, the main potion of concentration becomes the final year project. The choice of domain for the final project reflects many aspects of your knowledge and what you have learnt in the graduation years. Often, colleges advise the students to choose a topic in the third year itself and start learning into it. You should select a domain which is best suited to your interests, experience and knowledge in that area. Relating your subject of interest to real world scenarios helps in making your project according to the present technical needs.
Domains differ as per each department of engineering. Some such domains (Mostly accepted and trending since last few years) with respect to each department have been described below:
#1 CS and IT:
Computer Science typically refers to the field of inquiry in which various aspects of computers and computer technology is explored. IT is more or less similar to CS. Just that IT concentrates more on the software aspects rather than the combination of hardware and software. Based on the current era of technologies in the world, the rapidly rising domains are:
The ever flourishing sphere of these ensures that there are new upcoming domains every once in a while!
#2 Electronics and EXTC:
Being a core filed, both these departments gives the engineers a scope to specialize in technical sales, product representation, systems management, design and manufacture of electronic devices and systems, etc. Such a huge scope provides the technicians with many pacing domains like systems,
#3 Mechanical and Civil:
Mechanical engineering and civil engineering are a discipline of engineering that apply the principles of physics and material sciences for analysis, design, manufacturing and maintenance of mechanical systems. This field requires an understanding of basic concepts like mechanics, kinetics, thermodynamics,material sciences, etc. Based on different combinations of these varied topics, there are numerous widespread domains for this core-field. Some of them are:
Chemical engineer is an extremely old core-branch of engineering which influences numerous areas of technology. Chemical engineers concieve and design processes to produce and transform materials. They experiment to make most of all the world gives to us. This interesting field has many equally interesting domains for the final year project.
Some of the recently upcoming domains include:
The final year project is a crucial component of engineering undergraduate education which documents your approach towards your career in general. Hence, it is imperative to make a strong choice as it goes a long way in shaping your career. Though this blog might have helped you become more informed, but it is necessary to keep on surfing and getting to know new interests and domains, technologies.
So, Stay tuned and realize your interest!
Post by: Vidhi Shah
Let's get one fact straight! Throughout your life as a college student, the most difficult part is utilizing the apparently sparse time (just 24 hrs!!) to the fullest, time management! There's so much to do in those short little 24 hrs! Attending college, fulfilling social commitments, spending time with your family, work out, SLEEP: the list is endless! Seems impossible, keeping all the three vertices of the triangle : Study, Sleep and Social equal-weighted. Trying to manage all these at the same time can leave you mixed up between stuff, feeling aimless!
Do not try to manage time, instead, try to manage all your activities within time. Once you realize the art of time management, you will eventually be able to fulfill all your activities and hence, manage yourself. Here are some ways in which you can make most of the time at your disposal.
Guidelines by: Team Brainheaters | Post by: Vidhi Shah.
Completing your entrance exams and finally getting a vacation (a much-needed one at that!) must've felt like a finally seeing water after going through Sahara desert! The vacation must've flown by seemingly quickly. Having enjoyed a small break, now you face the most important task of correctly utilizing your score to get admission in the best college you can get into. The admission process is the final step in all the hardships and the amount of work you've done to get a start on your dream career. And, it is also the first step towards kick-starting your aspirations, Though the admission process may seem like a mayhem, once understood, you will realize that it is a full-proof method to ensure the provision of the best college each aspirant can get into. Here, we have tried to un-complicate the DTE admission process to aide you in the process.
DTE, Directorate of Technical Education Maharashtra is the compenent authority that is responsible for admission into various engineering colleges. Maharashtra being the third largest state, has a huge amount of engineering institutes available. The DTE invites the students who have successfully qualified the CET 2017 exams for the admissions. The eligible candidates who have qualified the CET exam securing the required marks are invited to apply online to the DTE by going through the official website. Those who have qualified the JEE 2017 examination are required to pay a minimal registration fee for DTE online admission procedure.
All the required information regarding the online form to be filled is available on the official DTE website: www.dtemaharashtra.gov.in . After filling up the form, you are required to submit the documents mentioned in the site along with the a printout of the online filled form. After the online registrations, the DTE organizes Centralized Admission Process(CAP) rounds. In this rounds, the eligible candidates are required to fill separate online option forms for respective rounds. This year, the DTE shall conduct 3 such rounds. The 4th CAP round shall be conducted by way of counseling only for the eligible Maharashtra State Candidates. Below, all the CAP rounds have been explained.
In order to participate for the CAP round, it is mandatory to fill the online option form. Candidates can fill this form using their login. The candidate is advised to take a print of the form for personal and future reference. Before getting information about the individual CAP rounds, it is extremely imperative to know to important terms: Freeze and Float.
Freeze: Candidates accept the offered seat and they do not want to participate in any further rounds of seat allocation. Such Candidates will not be considered in subsequent rounds of admission.
Float: Candidates accept the offered seat and indicate that, if admission to an academic program of higher preference in any Institution is offered,they will accept it. Else, they will continue with the currently accepted academic program. Such Candidates will be considered in subsequent rounds of admission.
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It is that time of the year when 17-18 year old finish their class 12 exams and have that one nagging question in their mind- "What now?" It is a very critical crossroad of a student's life. Choosing the right career is of utmost importance and among all the career decisions that come from various mouths, a surprisingly large amount of students feel that the perfect career choice is engineering.
The amount of groundwork and planning that goes in order to get a substancial score in the entrance exams is immense. But, still we put in all our efforts, go through all the processes, give the obligatory tests. We are relieved. Sure, it is the perfect emotion. But is that all that is required? No. It is at this point that you will find yourself in the dilemma of which college or branch of engineering to choose. This is the most important and perhaps the most difficult question you will face. Making one mistake here can cost us dear! Clearing the test is only the stepping stone. Choosing the right branch and college is as important and more.
Many a times, students choose engineering as their stream without giving it an adequate thought. Then, while admissions, the storm finally hits. Its high time to choose the right branch of engineering. Getting into any stream is far from adequate. It takes a lot of personal interests and unbound efforts to be a successful engineer even after choosing a stream. It requires putting in loads and loads of hard work even to achieve the slightest amount of success. You can't pick one of the most trending streams or the one your sibling or neighbour is doing! Following what they are doing or what your parents suggest should not be your only
Each engineering-pursuer should try and get a basic idea about each field and then try to locate their interest. It is absolutely important as that's what you are going to have to study and pursue the rest of your lives!! Just because "someone you know" got a really high salary job in "so-and-so" field, isn't a requisite enough excuse to choose the sphere.
Irrespective of the field, the interest of the engineer is what makes success 100%!
The choice of your college goes a long way in determining the way in which you will be shaped as an engineer.
Apart from the academic strands, the way your personality and your dynamics are also affected by the choice of the correct field in the right college. One right choice will pave a way for your success. But that decision taken in haste or merely by influence will leave you stranded
Having made the choice myself a couple of years earlier, I have seen both, the Farhans and the Ranchos (3 Idiots reference people!!). What impact it had on their lives is known by us all.
Attending seminars, reading articles are ways that show you the various directions and help you choose your path. It doesn't take great efforts, especially when you just have to click once (link here). Hope this article has modelled you to realize the importance of choosing the right field and branch in engineering!! All The Best!!
Before plunging specifically into the genuine answer, how about we first comprehend, What are these blueprints are, Who are planning it ?
How to use ?
By: Harsh Patel Editor: Akshita Lakkad
Engineers are smart and highly productive in last minute but unfortunately this concept doesn't work while writing the paper in the exams. There may be many reasons like lengthy paper, difficult questions, time constraints and much more. But the truth is, that the one who sets the paper, takes into consideration all the points and thus sets the paper in such a way that it gets completed on time. But we as engineers fail to understand this small concept of paper presentation. Completing paper on time doesn't ensures above 60% in the paper what matters is your PRESENTATION STYLES. Your presentation skills creates a deep impact on the moderator (The one who checks the paper).
Good presentation creates a better impact and thus helps you score good !
I would like to discuss few tips of good paper presentation which will surely increase your scoring chances by 20%