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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Sunday, January 14, 2018

Happy Sankranthi

Dear All,
Dedicated to the Sun God, Makar Sankranti symbolizes ‘Uttarayan’ or the beginning of the northward journey of the Sun. Celebrated with different names all over the country, the festivals of Makar Sankranti and Pongal symbolize the happiness that comes with good harvest and is a celebration of a positive transformation in people’s lives.  Makar Sankranti Festival is also an occasion to revitalize our lives through prayers and reverence for rivers and all living beings. On this day lakhs of people take holy dip in the sacred rivers.
May these festivals usher in prosperity, tranquility and happiness in all of us.


Always in the service of students,
With best wishes,
BNSS Shankar,
M.Tech (IITK), MIE
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Friday, January 12, 2018

National Youth day message

Dear All,
Swami Vivekananda was born on 12th of January in the year 1863 in the Pausha Krishna Saptami tithi. The Government of India had declared to observe the National Youth Day every year on the birthday of Swami Vivekananda on 12th of January.
Several reports are saying that India has rich human resources whose age group in between 25 to 40 years. I can say age before 25 years is like the foundation for a building, age between 25 - 40 years is like the way how we can construct our building. Life after 40 years depends on what you did and achieve in the age of 25 to 40 years with strong foundation so that you can lead peaceful life in that building.
I strongly believe and inspire from Swami Vivekananda, we can lead our life in better and best way by following disciplined life and we can do anything if we have strong commitment and strong belief in ourselves.
My dear students,
On this occasion, I would like to share one of my article (in my mother tongue language) "GOOD HABITS FOR BETTER FUTURE" with you.
Please go through it and try to follow them.


Click here to read my Article.

  My hope of the future lies in the youths of character, intelligent, renouncing all for the service of others, and obedient – good to themselves and the country at large”. – Swami Vivekananda
 
Always in the service of students,
With best wishes,
BNSS Shankar,
M.Tech (IITK), MIE
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Wednesday, January 10, 2018

IAS 2017 Papers

Dear All,
I uploaded Civil Services 2017 Mains papers (Engineering subjects only).
Click here to download.

Always in the service of students,
With best wishes,
BNSS Shankar,
M.Tech (IITK), MIE
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Saturday, January 6, 2018

All the best - ESE2018 Prelims

My dear Students,
All of you reached the most exciting time to realize your dreams and ambitions in your life.

Try to reach the venue at least one hour before the scheduled time and settle down. Go to exam hall with peace of mind. Be cool and don't get panic. Have a good and sound sleep tonight.
I wish you all the best to perform well in tomorrow's ESE 2018 - Preliminary examination.


Always in the service of students,
With best wishes,
BNSS Shankar,
M.Tech (IITK), MIE
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Sunday, December 31, 2017

TSTRANSCO 2017

Dear All,
The most awaiting TSTRANSCO - AE notification came finally on 28 Dec, 2017.
Click here download the notification.
Syllabus:  Electrical       Electronics         Civil
Some highlights:
  • Last date for application is 16 Feb, 2018.
  • Examination date is 11 March, 2018.
  • Number of vacancies: Electrical - 250, Civil - 49 and Electronics - 31.
Important note to the candidates is that there is major change in the syllabus in comparing with TSTRANSCO 2015 notification:

Here is the quick summary:
  1. Engineering Mathematics, Signals & systems, Electromagnetic Fields subjectsare added in the Technical portion. This is first time in TRANSCO exam. This is GATE syllabus.
  2. In 2015, Switchgear equipment & Protection was a separate chapter. But in 2017, it is merged in Powersystems chapter. This is also as per GATE syllabus pattern.
  3. In 2015, Utilization chapter was there. But is removed now
  4. In 2015, Drives portion was there in PE subject. But only power electronics now. Drives portion is removed. This is also as per GATE syllabus pattern.
  5. In 2015, Non - conventional energy: Solar, wind and Bio mass chapter was there. But this is removed. 
Overall, my conclusion is  TS TRANSCO 2017 AE syllabus is GATE syllabus. Whoever prepared for GATE exam, this AE notification is golden opportunity as this exam is scheduled in March.

Click here to download some practice tests especially prepared in TRANSCO pattern


Always in the service of students,
With best wishes,
BNSS Shankar,
M.Tech (IITK), MIE
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Saturday, November 4, 2017

UPSC update - Important

Dear All,
I would like to share you one information. There is an option of challenging the question post GATE exam. But, such an option is not there in UPSC till last year. In this regard, I raised a question to UPSC through RTI.
Please click here to view my question.
Please click here to view UPSC decision in this regard.

Always in the service of students,
With best wishes,
BNSS Shankar,
M.Tech (IITK), MIE
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Friday, October 20, 2017

Deep roots - Importance



Individual effort is necessary to achieve goals and sustain success in life. There is a story that illustrates this fact.
           
A very elderly and a young man were immediate neighbors with only a wall separates their houses. They planted two identical plants, one in each their respective premises and beyond to nurture them. The young man supplied a lot of water and plenty of fertilizers to his plant, while the elderly man supplied minimum water and fertilizers to the plant in his premises.
           
After a few months, the young man’s plant became a beautiful sight with lovely green leaves. The elderly man plants thought not so beautiful, grew into a strong structure.
           
One night, there was a storm with heavy winds and rain. The next day, the two men came to check the condition of their respective plants. The young man was shocked to see that while his plant was totally uprooted, the elderly man’s plant was unscathed and standing straight. When the young man asked elderly man how this could have happened. The old man replied, “Son, you supplied the tree with more resources than it needed and so, it never felt the need to go deep into ground for its survival. On the other hand, I gave my plant only minimum supply of resources so that it could barely survive. So to strengthen itself, it had to spread its roots deep into the earth and by doing so it developed its own strength. This could enable it to resist the winds and stand strongly. Increasing one’s ability depends on one’s own effort and what other does for us provides only a good base”.
           
This story should be an eye opener to both students and teachers. Remember – A teacher is only a ladder and not an escalator! Students should utilize the knowledge imparted by the teacher as a strong base, show the zeal to go deep into the subject and widen the scope of their knowledge. There is no elevator to success. There are only steps. Climb them.
Also the teacher should always be an inspiring model to the students with their valuable in depth lectures.

Dr. Radhakrishnan had said: “Teachers should be the best minds in the country”. Good teachers are good learners. They keep learning new things all the time and acquiring knowledge from different sources.
“The mediocre teacher tells;

The good teacher explains;

The superior teacher demonstrates;

The great teacher inspires.”

What we need today are more and more great teachers. We need inspirational, transformational leaders in our classrooms.
We need teachers who have the required competence, confidence and commitment to make a difference to the educational landscape of our country. At the same time, students should also burning desire in their hearts to gain knowledge from their teachers. Then only our country can grow. I am seeing in present days, that fire is slowly decaying in students. But at least if one student inspires from this message, it will be great help to the nation!!!


Jai Hind!!!

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