In the age of globalization, it is crucial to have a broad and refined international outlook. Germany boasts an excellent cultural atmosphere and highly developed automobile sector, as well as sophistication in the areas of scientific and technological advancement. For these reasons, I hope to learn from reputable professors with outstanding research facilities. In such a setting, I will be constantly exposed to skills and ideas that will enable me to develop into a management professional.
I have completed by bachelors degree in Electrical Engineering from College of Engineering Pune (COEP), one of India’s top 15 technical institutes and 3rd oldest college in Asia. Along with core electrical subjects, Numerical methods and computer programming was also the focus of the coursework. This helped me in acquiring fair programming skills and further added to my knowledge of mathematics. Right from the beginning of my undergraduate studies, I believed that along with the my core domain knowledge I need to have exposure to other fields of engineering as well as management to cope up with the complexity of real life technical problems. So I opted for interdisciplinary electives like Manufacturing Technology and Management Information Systems.
I qualified GATE (Graduate Aptitude Test of Engineering) 2014. I opted for an interdisciplinary masters program from the same institute- “M. Tech. Project Management” offered by the Department of Production and Industrial Engineering, as it had the right combination of coursework and industry experience. I completed my Master’s degree with a CGPA of 9.59 on a scale of 10 and stood first in order of merit in my batch. My course had an amalgamation of Industrial Engineering, Statistics and Management. Throughout the program, I learnt many technical and software’s skills. I worked on software like MS-Project and Promodel. As a part of my master’s program, I worked at ‘Tata Motors’, a leading Indian car manufacturer for 11 Months. I worked as a Project Trainee in Quality Systems and Reliability Department of Engineering Research Centre of TATA Motors. I worked on developing a Fuel Theft Detection System for TATA Heavy commercial Vehicles. Starting from interacting with Truck Fleet owners I tried to understand the issue of fuel theft and comprehend the problem in technical terms. Through an exhaustive literature survey I identified various fuel level sensor technologies available. With the help of decision making methodologies like Pugh Matrix, AHP and TOPSIS compared all the technologies with respect to operational conditions and application constraints and selected best suited Fuel level sensor for the real application. I developed a flowchart for theft detection logic, carried out indoor/bench testing of the sensor, prepared test plans for outdoor/vehicle level testing. I closely worked with Design, Indoor testing and outdoor testing teams and successfully developed a system that sends a SMS alert to fleet owner upon 5 litres of fuel theft. This project developed my problem solving skills, analytical and logical thinking and also helped in being a good team player. Apart from this project work I was responsible for statistical analysis of testing data and field data for all the electrical components of the vehicle with the help of software like MS-Excel and Minitab. I was also involved in managerial work of planning and hosting, System & Component level Design FMEA sessions for Automobile Switches & Sensors. It refurbished my managerial and communication skills and further boosted my confidence to handle any task.
As a Master’s candidate I have authored 3 papers related to my project work and presented in various National and International conferences. Out of my interest in the field of Ergonomics, I have also co-authored one international conference paper. While pursuing Master’s degree my writing and presentations skills were polished. As a result I won “Best Research Paper Award” at MERME International Conference 2016, Sangli, India.
Currently, I work as a Project Engineer at NFTDC (Nonferrous Materials Technology Development Centre), Hyderabad, India. NFTDC is an autonomous and self financing R & D institution under the aegis of Ministry of Mines. It has a Centre of Excellence in EV and Hybrid EV Drives under National Mission on Electric Mobility (NMEM). Working in Automobile sector I have got insight of four technology-driven trends—electrification, shared mobility, connectivity and autonomous driving—are leading the automotive industry to a disruption. These trends will shift markets and revenue pools, change mobility behaviour and build new avenues for competition and cooperation amongst various disciplines. Electrification an attractive solution to growing levels of vehicle pollution in metropolises is of particular importance in my country India today. But the domain of Optimization rules above all. All the technological problems narrow down to optimum use of energy, resources, time and money.