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Pa t el Ak s ha r. P Oc ea nE ngi neer i ng M. SCounc i l l or

S oma s unda r a m Mec ha ni c a l E ngi neer i ng M. SCounc i l l or

T hr ougha ne x phdc ounc i l or , Ic a met o Al wa y sl i k et opa r t i c i pa t ei ndi ffer entt hi ngsa nd k nowt ha tt her ei ss uc hapos ta ndi c a n l ea r na boutdi ffer enta r ea s . dos omet hi ngf ort her es ea r c hs c hol a r c ommuni t y .Iwa sa wa r eoft hedut i es a ndi tf el tdoa bl e . S o, i t ooki tup.

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S hi v a pr a s a d. S Mec ha ni c a l E ngi neer i ng M. SCounc i l l or

Ra hul Kuma r E l ec t r i c a l E ngi neer i ng M. SCounc i l l or

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Wor kt owa r dsi nc r ea s i ngt hepl a c ementoppor t uni t i esf orPGs c hol a r ses pec i a l l yi nt hei re x per t i s e el ds . Wor ki ns y nc hr oni z a t i onwi t hAc a demi ca ndRes ea r c h a ffa i r ss ec r et a r i est oens ur es moot hpl a c ementpr oc eedi ngs . Cr ea t ea ndma i nt a i na na c t i v ef or um ofpa s ta ndpr es entPGs t udent swher et heyc a ns ha r ea nd di s c us st hei r i dea sa ndpr obl ems . Pr omot ei nt er di s c i pl i na r yr es ea r c hwor kbyi nc r ea s i ngc ommuni c a t i onbet weens c hol a r sofdi ffer entdepa r t ment s .

J our neybei ngaCounc i l l orwa si ndeeda ma z i ng.

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If oundi tv er ydi ffic ul tt oma na get i mewi t hmyr es ea r c h, c our s esa nd wor k si nt hepl a c ementoffic e . I ha r dl ys l eptdur i ng r s tf ewda y soft he Pl a c ement ss ea s on. Apa r tf r om t hi st hi ngswer emor epea c ef ul .

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Newerc ounc i l l or ss houl dl ea r nf r omof mi s t a k esof ol derc ounc i l l or s . Wes houl d t ogett hi ngsdone . Wepr opos el otoft hi ngsbutendupi mpl ement i ngoneor t wo. Ma j ore x a mpl eoft hi si sourI ns t i t ut epl a c ementbr oc hur ewher ewepr opos eds omea mendment st ohi ghl i ghtMS / PhDbuti nt heendnoneoft hem wa sr eec t ed.

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“ Wi dedi f f er encesofopi ni oni nmat t er sofr el i gi ous ,pol i t i cal ,and s oci al bel i efmus texi s ti fcons ci enceandi nt el l ectal i kear enott obes t unt ed,i f t her ei st ober oom f orheal t hygr owt h. � -Roos evel t

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Mo v i eR e v i e wb yaR e s e a r c h e r

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I wa st hi nk i ng, “ I a m wr i t i ngt oomuc hs er i ouss t uffa ndt oomuc hc ompl i c a t eds t uff. I ti st i met owr i t e s omet hi ngl i ght . ” Now, wha tt owr i t e?Wha t ev erI wr i t er eec t smyt hought s , ev eni f I s eel i ghts t uff, I wi l l ma k ei ts er i ous ! S uddenl y , I r emember edt hemov i eI s a wl a s tni ght , “ E ngl i s hVi ngl i s h. ” I wa ss i c ka ss hi ta ndwa sc oughi ngmyhea r toutt hr oughmymout h! T ot a k emymi ndofff r om t hi smi s er y ,Idec i dedt owa t c ht hi s mov i e , a nddec i dedt owr i t ear ev i ew, t oc ompa r et hi swi t ht her ev i ewf r om l mc r i t i c sf orwhom t hi si s t hei rbr ea da ndbut t er . T hemov i es t a r t edni c el y , ni c eba c k gr ounds c or ea ndagoodf eel a tt hebegi nni ng. S c eness t a r t edbys howi ngt hemor ni ngr out i neof at y pi c a l I ndi a nhous ehol dwoma nget t i ngup ea r l yi nt hemor ni ng, ma k i ngc offee/ t ea , a ndpr epa r i ngherk i dsf ors c hool . S i nc ei twa sk nownt ha tt hi s i sac omeba c kmov i ef orS r i dev i , t her ewa snos ur pr i s et os eet ha tt hi swoma nwa sS r i dev i . Y es t er y ea r ’ s bes tc omi ngba c kont hes i l v ers c r een.S heha s n' tc ha ngedmuc h,t hes a mev i br a ntper s ona l i t y ,t he s a mec ha r i s ma . Herv oi c eha sbec omeabi twea ka ndma y bebr ok en, butawonder f ulper f or ma nc e . Al s o, av er yr a r ephenomenoni nBol l y wood, t hi si sawoma nc ent r i cmov i e , apur eS r i dev i mov i ef r om s t a r tt ot heend. T her ei sama i ns t or yl i ne , a ndl ot sofs ma l l i nc i dent swov eni nt oi t . L etuss t a ya wa yf r om t heus ua l pr oc es sof a na l y z i ngt hequa l i t yof t hes c r i pt , per f or ma nc eof a r t i s t , et c . I ns t ea d, l etusl ooka tt hi ngst ha tc a ughtmya t t ent i oni nt hemov i e . F i r s tof a l l , t hehous ehol dt ha ti ti ni t i a l l ypor t r a y edwa sv er yc a s ua la ndi ts howedequa l i t ya monga l lt hemember soft hef a mi l y( l etus k eepour s el v esa wa yf r om t hena s t ydi s r es pec ts c enesbet weent heda ught era ndmom) . I a m nott oo s ur ei ft hi si sagener a l phenomenonnowa da y s , butf r om wha tI ha v es een, y es , t hi si st hewa yI ndi a n hous ehol dsf unc t i ont hes eda y s . I tha smov eda wa yf r om t heol dt r a di t i onofpa r ent s , f or ma l i t i es , r es pec tt owa r dspa r ent s , r es pec tbet weenpa r ent s , et c . I a m nott oos ur ewhet hert heol dwa yi sc or r ec t ort hewa yt owa r dswhi c hI ndi a nf a mi l i esa r emov i ngnowi sbet t er . Buta sofnow, l etusj us ta c k nowl edget hef a c tt ha tt her ei sas hi f t , whi c hI bel i ev ei smos t l yi n uenc edbyUSa ndE ur opea nc ul t ur e . Now, goi ngba c kt ot hemov i e . T hene x ti mpor t a ntt hi ngt ha tI not i c edi st hebl oodywa r bet weendi ffer entc ha r a c t er si nt hemov i e . T heya r el i t er a l l ywoundi ngea c hot herwi t ht hei rwor ds ,f ornor ea s on! Peopl egethur t , t heyhur tba c k , abl oodywa rofwor ds . S omet i mesi ti sdoneunk nowi ngl y , s omet i mes i ti spa r tofaper s on' sc ha r a c t er , but , i ti sa l wa y swr ong! I wi l l ma k ea not hera t t emptt ogoba c kt ot he mov i e! T hes ec ondha l foft hemov i es howst hedet er mi na t i onofS r i dev i t ol ea r nt os pea kE ngl i s ha nddi pped i nemot i ona ldr a ma , S r i dev ima na gest odos o!Mov i eov er . Bef or ewi ndi ngup, onemor ei nt er es t i ng poi ntt ha tt hedi r ec t or wea v esi nt ot hemov i ei st hes l i ppi ngof mi nda ndaper s oni nv ol v edi nar el a t i ons hi pget t i nga t t r a c t edt oa not herper s on! T hi spa r tpor t r a y sahugec ont r a s tbet weent hec ons er v a t i v e I ndi a nment a l i t ya ndav er yopenE ur opea n/ USment a l i t y . S i nc eI ndi a nf a mi l i esa r emov i ngmor et owa r dsE ur opea n/ USf a mi l i es , i twi l l notbev er yl ongbef or et hea v er a ges pa nofI ndi a nma r r i a geswi l l bec omes hor t era nds hor t er ! Av er ygoodpa r toft hemov i ei st hewa yt ha tawoma ni spor t r a y edi nt hemov i e , wi t hdi gni t y , a nda t t hes a mel ev el a sherma l ec ount er pa r t , i fnotmor e . Ha t sofft ot heeffor toft hedi r ec t ora ndt oS r i dev i , i na ddi t i ont ot hec a s t , i npr oj ec t i ngs uc hawonder f ul i ma geof woma nhooda ndbr i ngi ngt hem t ot he f or ef r ont . I ti shi ght i met ha twomenc a meoutof t hei ma geof bei ngt her ea s onf ors el l i ngac ommodi t y , a ndbec omet hes our c eof t hec ommodi t yi t s el f . Wha ti st hepoi nt ?I mi s er a bl yf a i l edi nwr i t i ngs omet hi ngl i ght ! 09


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Mi n dt h eMe nb e h i n dt h eC u r t a i n oda yi sagol dena gef ort ec hnol ogy .Anew ga dgetr el ea s eget sa smuc ha t t ent i ona sac el ebr i t y T woul d. Di s c us s i onsont hel a t es tf ea t ur esha v eent er edi nt ooffic e , c offees hopsa ndev ent r a i nj our ney s . Butdoa l l t ec hnol ogi c a l f ea t sgeta smuc ha t t ent i ona st heel ec t r oni c sa ndc omput eri nnov a t i onsget ? Howma nyofusa ppr ec i a t et hea mountofengi neer i ngt ha tgoesi nt ot hedes i gnoft hev ehi c l est ha t ma k eourj our neys a f e?Ha v eweev erwonder edhow s moot ht hepa gesofournot ebook sha v e bec ome?Howdur a bl et hepl a s t i cc upsa ndut ens i l sha v ebec ome?Howwel l pol i s hedt hegl a s s esa nd t hedoor sa r e?E a c hoft het ec hnol ogi c a l f ea t sl i s t eda bov eha st heeffor t sofhundr edsa ndt hous a nds ofengi neer s . T heyha v ewor k edmet i c ul ous l yt oens ur ebet t erl i v i ngs t a nda r dsf orus . T hes ea r et he uns ungher oesoft hega dget f r enz y , l ux ur y dr i v enmoder nwor l d. I s eei ta sac ommonpr obl em i nev er ya s pec tofourl i f e . Wedonotv a l uet heper s onswhodot her ea l wor k . Weha v epos t er sof c i nec el ebr i t i eswher ewes houl dha v epos t er sof ourpa r ent s . I donotwi s ht o del v ei nt oot heri s s uesbutt hepr obl emsc a us edbyunder mi ni ngt hei mpor t a nc eof t hes ees s ent i a l engi neer sa r et ober es ol v eds oon. S et t i nga s i det hes hi f ti npeopl e' si nt er es ti ni gnor i ngot herel dsa ndt r y i ngt obea nengi neer , t her ea r e af ew el dswi t hi nengi neer i ngwhi c hr ec ei v emor ea t t ent i on. Wha ts or tof i mpa c ti twi l l ha v e , y ouma y a s k .F i r s tofa l l ,bec a us eoft hel a c kofenc our a gement ,t heeffic i enc yoft heper s onnelma yr educ e . F ur t her , t hene x tgener a t i onwi l l ha v ef ewerper s onswhowoul doptf ort hes e el ds , whi c hwoul dev ent ua l l yr es ul ti nt hel os soft hea r ts odi l i gent l yma s t er edov ert hey ea r s . I ti snotanewphenomenon. I tha sbeenha ppeni ngt hr oughoutoure x i s t enc e . Menwer ei ni t i a l l yhunt er s . Wemov edont oa gr i c ul t ur e .F r om t her et oda yweha v et hec or por a t el i f e . Wedonotgohunt i ngor gr owf oodbutwepr oc ur et hem f r om s hops . I st hi sc ha ngef ort hebet t er ?E ngi neer i ng, t wodec a des bef or emea ntbui l di ngt hi ngs . T oda yi ti sa l la boutc omput er sa ndel ec t r oni cga dget s . T omor r ow i t c oul dbea boutj us tpl a nni nga nddel ega t i ng. T hes ol ut i ont ot hepr obl em i sf a i r l ys i mpl et hough. T hea r tneedst obepr es er v ed. T odot hi s , t hea r t i s t mus tbeenc our a gedt owor k . J us tbya ppr ec i a t i ngt hedi ffer entk i ndsofi nnov a t i onst ha tpeopl edo wi t hi nouri ns t i c a nma k eawhol el otofdi ffer enc e . S oI c onc l udet hi sa r t i c l ebya s k i ngy oua l l t opl ea s e mi ndt hemenbehi ndt hec ur t a i n.

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T her ewa st hi sguy , c a n' ta r t i c ul a t ehi sphy s i que , t houghi ns pi t e , Gi v i ngdr ea ms , i st hepr ol ehehol dsby . ' T obec omer i c h' , ' getf a me' , et c . wa sont opofhi sl i s t , t hedr ea msgi v ens of a rt o100’ sof1000' s , f orhi sc onc er nwa s n' ti t . Obs er v i ngk eenl y , t omya ma z ement ! , " bei ngHa ppy " , t ot r a deoff, wa s n' ti nt hel i s ta ta l l , hes mi l ed, " Bei ngha ppy ? " , I c a n' tgi v e , " T or ej oi c e! , i ga v ey oul i f ea l r ea dywi t hi t " . ' Redi s c ov er i ngi t ' , y ouha v et odoi tony ourown, t ha t ’ st hewa yi tha sbeen, I s a i d, " How? , Ponder ? ", " Doy ouneedt o? " , her epl i ed, Gi v i ngdr ea mswa s n' ta ppa r ent l ymyj oba tr s t , r i ghtt os a y , E a r ni ngi ta l l , ma k i ngi tt oha ppi nes s , t ha t ’ swha tdenes' L i f e' , a sf ori ti s . I s t oods t i l l , s hookmys houl der s , a si fi di dn' tunder s t a nd, S pok ea ga i nhe , " F eel , F a l l , F a mi l i a r i z e" , ha ppy , wi l l hebe . F eel t henumbnes s , ot her ' spa i n, f eel t hec a r eot her sgi v et oy ou, F a l l t hef r et , t hea r r oga nc e , F a mi l i a r i z et ol ov e , t heempa t hy , &embr a c et hes i mpl i c i t y . S t i l l c onf us ed, s t oodI , noddedmyhea d, t hought , " Ma y be , S ur eI ' l l under s t a ndf ort hey ea r st oc omeby " . " Gi v i ngHi m aDr ea m" , Aper s onha s , f orl os i nga l l y our s el f , i t ' st hebes temi t , y ouc a ns hr edf or , buty oudon' ts el l her e , don' tpr a i s et hedeed, Y our ea c hama r t y ri nas heerba s ebes i de ,

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Wh e r ei st h e‘ I ”i nI I T ? mos tev er yguyI k nowher eha sa ni ns t i t s hi r twi t hhi m. Whi l emos toft hem wea rt hem wi t hpr i de Al out s i dei ns t i , f ora l l t hea dmi r a t i ona ndr es pec toneget s , s omea r ej us tf r ees oul swhoba s i c a l l ydon’ t c a r ewha tt heya r ewea r i ng. I ti st hef or mert ha tha v ema demeponderov eraf ewt hi ngs . I wa si ndeedoneoft hef ewunl uc k yguy swhos es ha r eofa t t ent i ona nds t a t ur egr ewi nf a mi l yc i r c l es , t heda yI gotas ea ther e . Peopl ewhonev erbot her edt ot a l ke x c eptf oraf ewf or ma l i t i eswer ea s k i ngmy opi ni onont hei rk i ds ’ c a r eerc hoi c es ! Wha tma k espeopl eout s i dei ns t i t a k enot i c eofI I T i a ns( c ur r ent l y s t udy i nga ti ns t i ) i nwha t ev ert heydo?I ha v eev enhea r dj unt as a y , I des er v eXpa y pa c k etorXPos tDoc pos i t i onorf a c ul t ypos i t i ona tXa sI a ma tI I T ! Rea l l y ? ! I st oppi ngaf a i r l yc ompet i t i v ee x a ma l l i tt a k est os t a r tdema ndi ngf r om l i f e?I ha v et i mea nda ga i nf el t i t ’ st heot herwa ya r ound. Wea r ema demor er es pons i bl e; t her ea r emor ehopesonus , t hek i ndof pr i v i l egesweha v e( howev ers ma l l c ompa r edt ot hepr i v i l egesa tt hei ns t i t ut ey oua r et a r get i ngf oraPh. D. , Pos tDoc , et c . ) a r es t i l l mi l esa hea doft her ea l i t yout s i det hec a mpus . T her ea r emor edema nds . Ibel i ev eama j orr ol ei nt hi sr ega r di sduet ot hek i ndoft hi ngst ha tt hea l umniha v ec r ea t ed, l ea dor ev enov er c ome . S uc c es s , agener a t i onort woa go, mea nta nI I T i a n! Whi l eout s i det hei ns t i , wea bs or ba l l k i ndsof a t t ent i on, i ns i dei t , i ts eemsl i k ewedon’ tgi v et wohoot st oi t . Wea r eei t herunhea l t hi l yf oc us ed onaf ew t hi ngsorc ul t i v a t ef oc usonunhea l t hyt hi ngs .T hepa r t i c i pa t i onofs c hol a r si ns t uff,t he ( di s ) r ega r df orT A/ RAora nyf or m ofwor kgi v ent oj us t i f yt hes t i pendsgi v en, t heent huort hel a c kofi t a l l poi ntt owa r dsadi s t ur bi ngt r end. Wes eemt os etoutt onega t et hegoodwor ka ndgoodwi l l c r ea t ed byt hea l umni . I ma ya ppea r abi tobs es s edwi t ht hena mebutadeept houghti nt oi twoul dr ev ea l t ha ta l l of usa r eher e duet ot hegoodna met hei ns t i ha si nt he r s tpl a c e! I s n’ ti tt i mewebot hera boutt he‘ I ’ i nI I T ?Wha ta mI doi ngt oma k et hi spl a c ebet t er ?Wha ta mI doi ng her et oma k emyl i f ebet t er ?Wha ti ni t i a t i v esa mI t a k i ngt oma k et hebes tus eofmyt i meher e?Wher e i st he‘ I ’ i nI I T?

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