General

Dear Engineering Students,
I am Shankar, did my M.Tech in Power and Control from IIT Kanpur, B.Tech from JNTU Kakinada Campus and Diploma from Andhra Polytechnic Kakinada.
I worked in General Electric, Hyderabad for 6 years in the field of renewable energy sources. At present, delivering number of lectures in the field of power electronics (since 2007) and delivered lectures in Control systems as well (in the past) especially for GATE/ESE/PSUs. This blog is to explore the various opportunities for electrical engineering students especially preparing for competitive exams. I would like to utilize this blog as platform to share information as much as I can and requesting the continuous feed back for the improvement. I am maintaining this blog after my busy schedule as part of social service and giving back something to the society. If you like it, you can also be part of it

Thanks
BNSS Shankar

Learning gives creativity, Creativity leads to thinking,Thinking provides knowledge, Knowledge makes you great
Always try to learn something from your actions
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Tuesday, May 15, 2018

Motivationals words


As you think, so you are
Dear Students!!,
            I am not able to give motivational speech in classes due to lack of time. Here few words to inspire you. Your thoughts rule your life. You make or mar your success by your own thoughts. Thoughts shape one’s life, determining his success or failure, happiness or sorrow. There is nothing either good or bad but thinking makes it so. The mind, of its own choice and itself, can make a heaven of hell, a hell of heaven. If you can imagine it, you can achieve it, if you can dream it, you can become it.
            One is verily the product of one’s thinking. Saturate your mind with the idea of success and success will automatically come to you. You will be attracting success by your very thoughts. Believe you will succeed and believe it firmly. You will then automatically do all that is necessary to bring confidence about success in yourself. Confidence that you can and will succeed, is the key to your success in any undertaking. Whatever you think, that you will be, is the eternal truth. If you think yourself weak, weak you will be. If you think yourself strong, strong you will be. We are responsible for what we are, and whatever we wish ourselves to be we have the power to make ourselves.
            Take up one idea; make that one idea your life. Think of it, dream of it and live on that idea. Let the brain, muscles, and every part of your body be full of that idea and just leave every other idea alone. This is the way to success as preached by the great sage Swami Vivekananda. Focus sharply and clearly on one thing at a time. If you deeply interested, your attention focuses as a matter of course. The weakest creature by concentrating his power on a single object can accomplish something, whereas the strongest by dispersing his power over many, may fail to accomplish anything.
            Keep your mind on the great and splendid things you would like to do, and then, as the days go gliding by, you will find yourself unconsciously seizing upon the opportunities that are required for the fulfillment of your desire. Do not think of trifles, and do not dwell on petty things. Give wings to your thoughts and let them lift you up to the top.
            Your trusted friend, mentor, guide “Electrical Mentor” strives to provide guidance and tips for your success in GATE/ESE/PSUs. 

Always in the service of students,
With best wishes,
BNSS Shankar,
M.Tech (IITK), MIE
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Sunday, April 22, 2018

PSQB - Revision 1

Dear All,
I hope you might be aware about my PEQB and I think it was useful for your preparation.
I received several emails from number of students and several teachers saying that please write similar question bank in another subject.
So, in the similar pattern I did lot of hard work and spent lot of time finally I am releasing "Power Systems Question Bank (PSQB - Rev 1)''.
I am giving these two books (PEQB and PSQB) to my dear student community at free of cost as part of social service and giving back something to the society.

Click here to download PSQB.

Always in the service of students,
With best wishes,
BNSS Shankar,
M.Tech (IITK), MIE
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You can download: PSQB & PEQB      TYC      Practice Tests



Monday, April 16, 2018

A small puzzle

Dear All,
Can you solve the following problem:


This is a very old story. It is popular in many countries. A father left 17 camels as an asset to this three sons. After the death of their father, they opened his will. The will of the father stated that the eldest son should get half of 17 camels, the middle son, 1/3rd of 17 camels and the youngest son, 1/9th of 17 camels. As it is not possible to divide 17 into half or 17 by 3 or by 9, the sons started to fight with one another. How will the sons divide the camels as per their father’s will? The sons failed to solve the riddle. They started fighting. One day they heard that a wise man came to their village. They approached him. He listened to them and smiled. He read the will carefully and asked them to listen to his words. He solved their problem.

Can you guess what was the solution the wise man has proposed?
Send me your solution.
Try to answer this without searching in the internet to sharpen your brain😃


Always in the service of students,
With best wishes,
BNSS Shankar,
M.Tech (IITK), MIE
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Thursday, April 5, 2018

PostGATE - FAQs

Dear All,
I took post GATE guidance seminars only in Bhubaneswar and Kolkata this year.
I did some homework and prepared some list of frequently asked questions in these seminars and in previous years as well for the benefit of the people who were not attended my seminars.
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Student:         
How IITs are different from NITs?
Shankar:        
Research opportunities, lab facilities, professors brand value. Students will have     flexibility to choose their interested subjects across the departments, better placements. IITs will have more funding from Govt of India so that they will have laboratories with cut in edge technologies. Opportunity to get some foreign university scholarships like DAAD programmes.

Student:
Why IITs will conduct written test again and what will be the syllabus for it?
Shankar:
In GATE paper there are 55 questions from a given engineering discipline. Even if the candidate not prepared a particular subject, then he/she may get decent rank. But, for MTech, if they apply for that particular specialization, then IITs will test candidate’s minimum basic knowledge in that specialization by conducting written test.
Coming to syllabus, there will not specific syllabus. But, we can expect the topics related to the specialization where candidate is applied for. Sometime, written test may have mathematics also.
Most of IITs/IISc will conduct written test in descriptive as objective testing was over through GATE. Sometime they may discuss about the content what you have written in answer paper in the interview room.

Student:
How to prepare for PSU interviews?
Shankar:
In general, any interview will start with a popular question “Tell me about your self”. From your answers interviewer may frame different questions.
So, here the suggestion is make a small story in few minutes to highlight about yourself  and it should be quite natural.
Then, coming to technical subjects, prepare 2 or 3 subjects before the interview. Questions will be from your basic engineering background and in related to the job and company profile.
Here, the suggestion is, one or two days before the interview, go through company profile and get some idea so that you can answer comfortably.
Any organization will see that whether candidate is interested in a particular job or just for survival they came for interview. After given the job, whether candidate will work or not. Because, retaining talent is somewhat is challenging task for companies also.
In conclusion, interviews are not to eliminate the candidates but it is to know candidates interests which are in line with organization expectations so that both can grow. It is win – win situation between employee and employer.

Student:
Several questions to know about particular rank/branch/institute.
Shankar:
In this seminar, it very difficult to explain for all the people. Hence, I collected lot of information through RTI act on behalf of ACE engineering Academy and prepared a booklet to help the students to know about various cut offs. If you provide your name and email address to ACE, then we are happy to send that booklet in softcopy format.

Student:
I have seen G1, G2….in CCMT cut off report. Can you please explain about them.
Shankar:
They are group IDs and their definitions are given below:
Group–I: Registered candidates who did not get any seat allotment in Round 1.
Group-II: Registered candidates who were allotted seats in Round 1 and reported at the RC, but their allotted seats were cancelled due to non-fulfillment of eligibility criteria.
Group–III: Registered candidates, who were allotted seats in Round 1, reported at the RC and specified the ‘willingness’ for the subsequent rounds of counseling.
Group–IV: Candidates who were allotted seats in Round 1, reported at the RC and specified willingness as Freezing. Their allotted seat will be retained in the same category or moved to the up-graded category.

Student:
What are the most important points we need to consider during CCMT process
Shankar:
There will 4 rounds in this process. Even if you do not get seat in first round, you can participate in the next round. I will suggest you to apply till last round so that you can maximize your chances to get better NIT with better specialization.
Remember the following terminology:
During reporting period, candidate is given the provision of specifying his willingness, viz. Floating, Sliding and Freezing.
Floating: implies the candidate’s willingness to be considered for all the higher preferred choices across the Institutes for further rounds of seat allotment.
Sliding: implies the candidate’s willingness to be considered for all higher preferred choices within the Institute allotted to her/him during further rounds of seat allotment.
Freezing: implies the candidate’s willingness to accept and remain with the programme and the Institute allotted to her/him.

Student:
How to get bank loans in IITs
Shankar:
In every IIT campus, there will be one bank. After you got the seat allotment, if you approach to concerned bank, then they will sanction bank loan. But, if you try from the bank which is in your home place, then it will be some what delayed process. Suggestion is apply in your IIT campus itself. But, after the course completion please repay the loan but do not escape like Vijay Malya & Nirav Modi

Student:
Several questions from stipend
Shankar:
Consolidated answers for all these questions:
1.      Teaching Assistantship of Rs. 12,400/- per month for 4 semesters from MHRD in all IITs/NITs/Universities if admission is based on GATE. For this, candidate should work 8 hours per week in the campus.
2.      In IITB, there is Research Assistantship of Rs. 13,400/- per month for 4 semesters. candidate should work 20 hours per week
3.      In IITD, there is High Value Assistantship of Rs. 22,000/- per month for 6 semesters. candidate should work 20 hours per week
4.      Under the M.Tech (TA) programme, a fixed number of scholarships are allocated to the institute. They would be paid scholarship of Rs. 25,000/- per month for 4 semesters. This scheme is available in IIT Delhi and IIT Roorkee.

Student:
Whether non GATE candidates in universities get the above stipend?
Shankar:
NO

Student:
If I join in any least preferred NITs this year, and prepare for next GATE then what are the consequences?
Shankar:
In your question, the intention to join in NIT is just to get MHRD stipend but not to complete the programme. It is not ethical. I cannot discuss in open forum.
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Always in the service of students,
With best wishes,
BNSS Shankar,
M.Tech (IITK), MIE
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College rankings - 2018

Dear All,
NIRF (National Institutional Ranking Framework) released ranking for the year 2018.

As I mentioned in my post GATE guidance seminars, you can use this data if have any confusion in the selection of institutes.
Click here to download the report.

Always in the service of students,
With best wishes,
BNSS Shankar,
M.Tech (IITK), MIE
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Tuesday, April 3, 2018

TS TRANSCO results

Dear All,
I hope you might aware that TS TRANSCO results declared.
I uploaded the question paper along with the final key. Click here to view.
List of qualified candidates : Electrical     Electronics    Civil

Always in the service of students,
With best wishes,
BNSS Shankar,
M.Tech (IITK), MIE
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Friday, March 16, 2018

Share your GATE 2018 result

Dear All,
IIT Guwahati released GATE 2018 results on 16-03-2018. Qualified candidates can download.
 I would like to know your GATE 2018 result so that it will be easy for me to provide post GATE guidance to you. If you wish to share your results with me, then please fill the following form.
The marks and rank analysis will be helpful for me to motivate the upcoming batches
Click here to share your results


Always in the service of students,
With best wishes,
BNSS Shankar,
M.Tech (IITK), MIE
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