Monday, April 18, 2011
Name: Priyank Maheshwari
Father’s Name: Sh. Ravi Maheshwari(Business)
Resident of Jewar, GB Nagar (Uttar Pradesh)
Reso Roll No.: 26016
Year of passing IIT-JEE: 2004
Category: General| JEE Rank: 3105
IIT: IT-BHU |Branch: Chemical Engg.
AIEEE Rank: 3167 | Class XII %: 77%
Favorite teachers at Resonance:
R.K Verma Sir, LK Sir, Ajay Goyal Sir, BKM Sir
Working on a project of ultimately cutting green house gas emissions
& improving energy efficiency at University of Houston, USA.
We have within ourselves all resources, ability energy and power for building up a supremely successful life for ourselves and for others in the world. Priyank Maheshwari’s victory of his dreams and ideas elucidates the unwinding of the infinite energy within. He enjoyed the academic atmosphere at Resonance. He used to love the classes specially of RKV Sir, BKM Sir and Ajay Goyal Sir.
Name of the people behind your success:
All the Resonance Staff, My Parensts & elder brother
Your family background:
I am from a small town called Jewar in Uttar Pradesh. My father runs a Food-grains business. My mother is a house wife. I have an elder brother, He has done his undergraduate from IILM-Noida, and presently working in Siemens.
Do you believe that in the contemporary technocratic world, IIT as a brand can bring moral and mental support for a student?
To some extent, I agree that brand name matters. As qualifing IIT acts
like a mental boost-up for the student to make them realize that you are some-one who can do a lot better in near future. But I have seen many cases where many people after graduating from IIT are struggling to create a solid foundation for them selves. So I just want to tell everyone that one should commit one self to the set goals. Getting in IIT is not
the end its just the beginning.
Was your preparation at Resonance useful in your first year at your IIT?
The level of preparation in Resonance is too high compared to the 1st year undergraduate studies. Math, Physics & Thermodynamics seems like a cake walk in 1st year of under graduation.
How do you find the environment at IT- BHU?
The environment at IT-BHU is too good to describe in words. There are a lots of technical as well as cultural activities which helped me not only to develop as a technocrat but groomed
my overall personality. One thing that separates IT-BHU from other IIT’s is the delicious food. You can not have better food at any other IIT.
Did ‘ANUNAAD’ at any stage help you motivate for the sustained efforts for IIT-JEE?
Yes, all the experiences shared by my seniors keeps me motivated to reach
the stage, where all the people see them with respect.
Details of your interested fields, accomplishments and achievements.
1. Presently I am working on “Reduction of NOx from Diesel Engine Exhaust” at University of Houston.
My previous research work on “Catalytic Ammoxidation of o-Xylene to Phthalonitrile” was published in 11th International Conference on advanced Materials (ICAM) at Rio-de Janerio, Brazil. Manuscript on this study is also under consideration for publication in Journal of Material Science (Springer).
2. Received “Night on the Town award” for my dedication during working in R&D of
General Electric Pvt. Ltd
3. Won 1st prize in plant design of Sodium Hypo Chlorite (NaOCl) in Technex 07 All
India Technical Festival.
4. Won 1st prize in Chess Tournament in Spardha-07 (All India IT-BHU sports festival).
He joined Resonance in the year
2002 in B1 batch.
Priyank Maheshwari likes to take up the challenges as they come to him as he feels that the key to success is to break the rigid and to explore the latent which can lead to the new and out of box thinking which is beneficial for the society at large.
Integrated Catalytic Filtration Devices
for Diesel Exhaust Abatement
“In response to aggressive new emission standards, we are developing this new technology for reducing particulates and NOx in the net-oxidizing exhaust of lean burn gasoline and diesel vehicles. One concept involves a transient-operated device with particulate filtration, NOx adsorptive storage, and NOx catalytic reduction to nitrogen. Our research involves the synthesis and evaluation of sorbents and catalysts, design and testing of devices, and optimization of the operating scheme. Transient catalytic studies are carried out to elucidate the capture and release of NOx, and the subsequent NOx reduction. We are investigating the use of diesel fuel as both a NOx desorption agent and chemical reductant, as well as simultaneous NOx release and soot oxidation.”
Padmapaada was the favorite pupil of Shri Jagadguru Aadi Shankaraachaarya. His original name was Sananda. Once Shri Aadi Shankaraachaarya overheard His other shishyas discussing why their Guru likes Sananda the most? What is so great about him? In order to show the Guru-bhakti of Sananda to other shishyas Shri Aadi Shankaraachaarya called Sananda who was on the other side of the pavitra Gangaa-nadi. Shri Aadi Shankaraachaarya said “come fast”. Without any doubt, Sananda closed his eyes and with ananya-bhakti started to run across the Nadi (which will be the nearest route). Then Gangaa-maata made Padmas appear below Sananda feet, whereever he steps and made him cross the river, without drowning. From that day onwards Sananda was known as Padmapaada.
Padmapaada was born in Choladesham and right from childhood was a Shri Nrusimha-upaasaka. For Shri Nrusimha-saakshaatkaaram, he did Tapas for many years in Ahobilam, the pavitra Shri Nrusimha Kshetram in Aandhra Pradesh. But Svaami didnt show Karuna. Knowing this, once Shri Aadi Shankaraachaarya, who was then near the Pavitra Phaala-dhaara Teertham in the Divya Shrishaila Kshetram, said to Padmapaada “Putra! Padmapaada! You are very eager to have the Divya-darshanam of Shri Narasimha Svaamy. Time for it has come. Not far from here, there is Chenchuguudem.
There is one Parvata-Bilam there. Parvata-Bilams are like Maatru-garbham. They keep Jeevas away from usual Worldly things and make him go in the path of Moksham. So you immediately go there and do Tapas. You will get attainment”.
Immediately Padmapaada reached the Parvata-Bilam in Chenchuguudem and started Ghora-Tapas. The King of the Aativikas, knowing this came running to Padmapaada and said, with great Vinayam, “Svaami! My name is Bayanna. I am the Chenchudora (King of Aativikas). This Bhuu-bhaagam is under my control, so just tell me what you are searching for in this place, I will get it to you”. Padmapaada replied “Dora! I am looking for a Nrusimham which has Simham as head and Maanusha-shariiram”. Bayanna replied “Svaami! I know the whole of this forest. I saw many tigers, lions and many wild animals. But I never saw what you described”.
Padmapaada replied “It is there here only. However you will not be able to see It”. Bayanna replied “Svaami! If really there is some Thing like what you described, I will bind It and bring It before you, else I will leave my life”. Saying this, he left for searching Nrusimham. Always thinking about the ruupam that Padmapaada had described, leaving Nidra-aahaaram, Bayanna searched all day. But his shrama didnt get any phalitam. So he decided to do Praana-tyaagam. Then seeing the Nishkalmasha-bhakti of
Bayanna, Shri Nrusimham appeared before him! Immediately Bayanna tied Shri Narasimha Svaamy with some creepers and brought him before Padmapaada!!
“Svaami! See I got What you were searching for. I put lot of effort. Finally I got Him. I tied and brought Him, see” said Bayanna. However Padmapaada was not able to see Shri Narasimha. He cried “Svaami! In one day You gave Your saakshaatkaaram to Bayanna. Even though I did Tapas for so many years I am not able to see you?”. “Putra! Padmapaada! The Ekaagrata which even after 1crore years of Tapas is difficult to get, this Bayanna achieved it in one day. Because of you being in his saagatyam (company), you are able to hear Me. Your Tapas gave you phalitam now. You got Mantra-siddhi. When you are in need, I will Myself come to you” saying thus, Shri Narasimha Svaami disappeared.
Morals in the story:
1. Guru-bhakti of Padmapaada is well shown in the story. Without any kind of doubt, Padmapaada started to walk cross the river as soon as he heard his Guru, Shri Aadi Shankaraachaarya call him. Without Guru-bhakti no skill can be learnt.
2. The absolute devotion & focus of Bayanna are well shown in the story. As Shri Narasimha Svaami Himself said, the Bhakti, Ekaagrata which even after 1crore years of Tapas cannot be got, Bayanna got in one day.
f you’ve assumed that Mahatma Gandhi was one of the brightest students in class or one of the most outstanding student leaders in his youth, then you may be in for a surprise.
Not only was he a mediocre student, he was a very quiet and shy teenager too. But did that stop him from becoming India’s “Father of the Nation”?
Like other great men in history, Gandhi took his time to grow and develop his techniques to ensure that his actions made an impact. His faith in different religions was commendable. He was brutally honest and truthful and this helped him throughout his life.
Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi was born on October 2, 1869 at Porbandar (Gujarat). Gandhi was educated in Gujarat and England, where he qualified as a barrister. He immediately went off to South Africa after marriage and worked as barrister there for twenty years. On return to India he was unable to secure employment in the legal profession and then left for South Africa in 1883. In South Africa Gandhi was employed by a firm of Muslim lawyers in Pretoria and became involved in number of struggles against the authorities. During these agitations Gandhi perfected the technique of non-violent protest that he was to use later in India.
In South Africa, he had his first brush with apartheid. Once, while he was traveling in a train, he was thrown out of the first class compartment despite having a ticket. This made him swear that he would do his best to erase apartheid from the face of his world. He went back to India only to find that his own country was being ruled by the British and his fellow citizens were being treated harshly by the British. He sacrificed his own life for the sake of his country. The respect that he earned for himself despite leading a simple lifestyle is much appreciable. Played a pivotal role, Mahatma Gandhi opted for non violent ways and peaceful methods and fought persistently hard for the freedom struggle and laid a strong foundation for gaining independence from the British.
The way he gave shape and character to India’s freedom struggle is worthy of a standing ovation. According to Mahatma Gandhi freedom is not worth having if it does not connote freedom to err. But it wasn’t all that smooth sailing in South Africa either. Instead of landing on a clerical position, he realized that he was engaged for a civil suit that required strong accounting knowledge and detailed legal analysis. The realities of the life and the harsh discrimination against Indians in the country cornered Gandhi into making a decision whether he should pack his bags and leave South Africa or stay on to fight the case.
Gandhi then started working hard on his potentials and abilities drilling into the details zestfully. With his diligence and perseverance, he learned a lot and developed in him chutzpah and adeptness in handling the punitive nature of the lawsuits. This earned him the respect of the Indian community so much so that he was asked to delay his departure back home to fight for the rights of Indian settlers in the country. All his work for civil rights, India’s Independence and active propagation of love and peace wouldn’t have been possible if he did not carry in him firm conviction; if he did not believe in the innate capability to change from within, in the pursuit of what’s right.
His fight for the truth; his fight for freedom and his fight for excellence are not by mere chance but it’s a “taken initiative” from within.
Who would have imagined that the shy and introverted boy who refused to stay back after school to interact with his classmates for fear of being laughed at, to be able to speak with such eloquence and persuasion, winning over the whole nation in his pursuit for India’s independence? Who would have expected the young timid lawyer who used to scram the courtrooms at the slightest tinge of fear to be able to stand up against tyranny and injustice?
“Strength does not come from physical capacity. It comes from an indomitable will and similarly the real freedom comes from ability to unlock the innate potential within and taking the accountability for our own self.” Like Mahatma Gandhi let’s unleash ourselves in the pursuit of achieving the dreams within.
IT-BHU awaits Parliament
approval for its IIT status
The recent approval of the cabinet committee for granting the status of IIT to IT-BHU under the XI five-year plan may have given the much needed push to the long pending demand of the university authorities and students, but senior IT-officials feel there are a number of steps to be cleared before the long cherished dream gets to see the light of day.
While the decision of the cabinet committee has already cheered the IT-BHU fraternity, top officials also believe that the move has definitely pushed one of the oldest engineering institutes in the country closer to the IIT status.
The recent cabinet committee meeting in New Delhi has sanctioned special grant of Rs 422 crore for IT-BHU, apart from Rs 3132 crore for other institutes under the XI five-year plan.
All eyes are now on the Parliament session where the bill would be tabled for discussion with amendment in the IIT Act, 1961. Once it gets clearance from both Houses of the Parliament, the proposal would really get to see the light of the day, IT-BHU officials sources said, informing about the steps to be cleared for the much deserved IIT status for the institute.
It is also worth mentioning that IT-BHU is one of the oldest engineering institutes in the country with some of its departments, including mining, metallurgy, ceramic and pharmaceutics, being the firsts to be started in the country.
IISc, Bengalure proposes
new under-graduate BS course
IISc proposes to offer admission to 110 students in its new under-graduate Bachelor of Science (BS) course that is set to begin from August 1, 2011.
Of this, seats will be allotted to general and special categories as per government regulations. IISc officials said existing national-level entrance examinations such as KVPY, IIT-JEE and AIEEE will be considered for admission to the BS course. The institute is also considering ways to ensure that rural and women candidates are well represented.
The under-graduate programme is open to class XII students with physics, chemistry and mathematics as main subjects.
A formal notification for applications will be issued in December and applications will be received between January 1 and March 31, 2011. The first set of admission offers will be made to KVPY candidates in April 2011. The next set will be announced during the first week of June 2011. Counselling of students will be conducted during the third week of June. Classes will commence from August 1, 2010.
The four year under-graduate course has been designed for specialization in six streams – physics, mathematics, chemistry, biology, materials and environmental science.
In the first one and a half years, core courses in physics, mathematics, chemistry, biology, humanities and engineering are offered. Specialization will be offered in the following one and a half years when students will be free to choose courses from electives and other areas. The programme culminates in the fourth year with a research project under the supervision of an IISc faculty.
IITs to offer MBBS,
have foreign faculty, students
Union Human Resource and Development (HRD) Minister Kapil Sibal said the Indian Institute of Technology (IITs) across the country will soon introduce new courses in medicine and even enroll foreign students as well as recruit foreign faculties at the post graduate level. The government will seek the approval of the Medical Council of India (MCI) for the course. The IIT council meeting decided to carry out appropriate amendment in the Institute of Technologies Act to enable the IITs to offer the medicine programme. The IIT council Will make sure that the clearances from Medical Council of India are taken to comply with the instructions leading to a degree relating to any branch of medicine. The council has also decided to enable IITs to recruit foreign faculties, which should not be more than 10 per cent of the total faculty strength. A mechanism will be set up with the help of the Home Ministry to ensure that there is no hiccup in the process and there is easy exit and entry of people.
In Trying Times Never Stop Trying
Road to success is certainly not easy to traverse as it has long winding turns but an unfailing heart and mind is capable of overcoming all meandering twists and turns. Harish Chander attained his worthwhile goal by getting in to Indian Administrative Service (IAS) in his very first attempt. His childhood buddies are hawkers, contract laborers and some still without a job.
Harish Chander has vivid memories of the result day – 6 May 2010, when he logged on to http://www.upse.gov.in and found that rank 309 went to roll no.015591, that happened to be his. It was the biggest happening that had occurred to him. And for the next couple of days, Jhuggi Number 208 became thick with relatives, friends, media persons, social workers, local politicians and strangers. The 21 year old Harish Chander’s success is a commendable example for the struggling youth of our country. He was born in a poverty stricken family where it was impossible to make ends meet. He came from a world where for every little thing; one had to wait in a queue not only for ration but also for drinking water and also to use a toilet. Scrapping two meals a day was an ordeal. Even meagre food could be procured only when his father could find a day’s work. Many a times the family had to go without food. There was no electricity, no water.
His parents though completely illiterate, still strove to educate him and his three siblings. He decided to work in a grocery store but it affected his studies so much that he barely got through his Tenth Standard Examination. He decided to leave his studies but his uneducated mother understood that only education could change his life. She started working as a maid to pay for his studies. It was an incentive enough for him to study diligently and not to waste even a minute of his time.
Harish Chander found a source of strong motivation in the success of Govind Jaiswal, an IAS topper of 2007 and son of a Rikshaw Puller. He made relentless efforts and pursed his studies hard. It was the first and the last attempt for him as with the limited resources he could hardly afford the expenses for his second time preparation for Civil Service Examination.
Struggle and hardships dodged his every step but he never allowed thoughts of defeat to creep in to his mind and continued persuasively for his IAS.
For Harish Chander, his baba’s (his father) smile was a reward of all his strife.
He believes that the difference between a successful and an unsuccessful person lies only in their attitude and state of minds. The person who will accept the challenges, remains undeterred in the worst adversities, keeps will strong, is to emerge always as a winner and can perform miracles.
Hkkjrh; [kfu fo|kihB INDIAN SCHOOL OF MINES
With the Mines Bill becoming a law vide Indian Mines Act – VIII of 1901 the necessity for establishing a government college of Mining Engineering at some suitable place in India on the pattern of the Royal School of Mines was felt by the then Indian Government. The Indian National Congress, the leading political party that was perhaps the sole spokesman of the masses of those days was quick to endorse this view of the government through its resolution taken at the 17th. session held at Calcutta in December 1901. A committee consisting of mining experts under the Chairmanship of Macpherson, the Chief Secretary, Government of Bihar and Orissa was formed to study the system of mining education in England. The report of this committee was the main basis for establishment of Indian School of Mines at Dhanbad. The Government of India in 1920 decided that the proposed institution should be an All India Institution financed by the Central Government and be named Indian School of Mines, Dhanbad. The Indian School of Mines was formally opened by his Excellency The Vice Roy Lord Erwin on 9th. December, 1926.
Diversification and Growth:
Up to 1967 it was a pure government institute where the faculties were recruited through the UPSC Selection Board. ISM had an All India Character and national outlook from the very day of its inception.
The all round achievement by the graduates of Indian School of Mines in nation building was duly recognized and the School was granted university status under the UGC Act in 1967. From 1996-97 the School came directly under the Ministry of HRD, Government of India with pay scales and perks to its employees at par with that of IITs/IIMs.
Situated in the heart of the country’s prime coking coal belt, 260 kms from Kolkata with a campus spread over 88 hectares the fully residential ISM has all the facilities of world class academic institute. What started as an institution to impart mining education has graduated into a full-fledged technical institution of international acclaim offering a host of programmes like B. Tech., M. Tech., M. Sc. Tech., and MBA. In addition the School offers M. Phil. and full as well as part time Ph. D. programmes, while also awarding D.Sc. as the highest degree of academic achievement.
The serene campus comprises academic buildings, student hostels and 100% residential facilities for faculty and staff apart from other infrastructure facilities for a cosmopolitan community. The School has links with reputed universities and institutes across the globe and has an alumni base all over the world. The School today is making foray into the newer areas of academic endeavours in tune with the changing times.
Departments/Centres at a glance:
Department of Mining Engineering
Department of Applied Geology
Department of Humanities and Social Sciences
Department of Petroleum Engineering
Department of Applied Geophysics
Department of Mechanical Engineering and Mining Machinery Engineering
Department of Fuel and Mineral Engineering
Department of Management Studies
Department of Electronics and Instrumentation
Department of Environmental Science & Engg.
Department of Applied Physics
Department of Applied Chemistry
Department of Applied Mathematics
Department of Comp. Science and Engineering
Department of Electrical Engineering
Indian School of Mines (ISM) is located in the heart of the country’s prime coking coal belt at Dhanbad(Jharkhand), 260 Km away from Kolkata on Howrah-New Delhi Grand Chord Railway route. It takes 3 hours from Howrah (Kolkata) to reach Dhanbad by Shatabdi/Rajdhani Express trains. ISMU has a fully residential campus with all modern amenities covering an area of 88 hectares.
K. L. E. Society’s S. Nijalingappa College
-Estd in 1916
Every great event, it has been well said, brings one absolute new thing into the world. Such an event was the starting of the K. L. E. Society in 1916 by seven dedicated teachers and three generous patrons. Their mission was to provide education, basically, to the children of the farming community who constitute a significant majority in Karanataka. Though modest and unadvertised was their act, yet it created a sensation in the education history in this region.
The environment today is totally different from the one in 1916, yet the mission of the founder of K.L.E. Society is pursued with the same zeal even after 92 years in the fulfillment of the vision of providing education to the needy in all spheres of human knowledge.
With a strong network of over 204 educational institutions spread in Karnataka, part of Maharastra and even in Delhi, the K.L.E. Society enjoys an unrivalled status in India, especially in the south. To advance the cause of education, the society has employed over 8046 men and women committed to academic excellence, and has over 65,518 students on its roll and Rs.50 billion in assets. Obviously, the K. L. E. Society, today stands second to none. The rush for admissions to all classes and courses right from K.G to P.G., in professional as well as traditional streams of learning speaks of the high standard that the K.L.E. Society has set over the years.
In the functioning of the K. L. E. Society, the true spirit of democracy runs. The management of the society is effectively and ably carried out by the Chairman of the Board of Management consisting of 15 members duly elected as per the constitutional provisions of the Society. The Presidents and Vice-Presidents guide the Chairman while Life Members frame academic guidelines. The financial transparency is maintained through regular audit system.
Apart from institutions of quality education and health care, the society has established the community support programs too. These institutions have earned recognition outside the boundaries of India. The collaborations with Universities abroad in the USA, UK, & Malaysia have added a new flavour to the K. L. E. Society at an international level.
S. Nijalingappa College an essential off- shoot of the colossal tree of the K.L.E Society has evolved into a distinct identity of its own, since its genesis in 1963. It is grant-in-aid affiliated to the Bangalore University. Vision of the college is to bring out best in man by providing value based, need based and career oriented education. It has been accredited with “A” Grade by NAAC in September 2004.The College initially offered under Graduate Programmes in Basic Science, Arts and Commerce. It has grown from strength to strength fortifying itself at an early stage to stimulate the increasing academic needs of the students. To meet the existing demands in the field of Electronics & Computer Science need based programmes in Electronics and Computer Science were introduced in 1980’s. Under Graduate Programmes in Hotel Management (1991), Business Management (1998) were introduced. Globalization of Higher education has necessitated the institution to introduce Computer Application in the year 1999. With the advent of the twenty first century undergraduate programmes in Biotechnology (2002), Fashion and Apparel Design (2001), Journalism (2005) and Postgraduate programmes in Computer Applications (2000) Tourism &Administration (2006) and Commerce (2005) were introduced.
The College has an aesthetic aura with the campus area of 4.95 acres which instills an educative spirit in the seclusion of its surroundings, the lush green gardens provide a serene atmosphere. The college emphasizes the importance of the knowledge gained in the classes to its logical verification in its well equipped and spacious laboratories. The imposing structure of classrooms along with well conceived laboratories of the various science departments and Museums of Botany and Zoology set an example.
As Chairmen of K,L.E. Society,
Dr. Prabhakar Kore has contributed significantly to the Society’s emergence, as a premier education provider. The Society offers Education, practically in every stream of learning. Under his Chairmanship over 109 institutions have been newly created. He was a Member of Parliament (Rajya Sabha) from 1990 to 1996. His tenure as an M.P. saw him work as a member on many national level committees. Under his leadership and guidance, the K.L.E. Society has grown into an educational and Health care provider of global standard.
GRE: The Graduate Record Examination (GRE) is a commercially-run standardized test that is an admission requirement for many graduate schools in the United States and in other English-speaking countries. Created and administered by Educational Testing Service (or ETS) in 1949, the exam measures verbal reasoning, quantitative reasoning, critical thinking, and analytical writing skills that have been acquired over a long period of time and that are not related to any specific field of study. In the United States, Canada, and many other countries, the GRE General Test is offered as a computer-based exam administered by select qualified testing centers; however, paper-based exams are offered in areas of the world where computer-based testing is not available.
The student is allowed to take the GRE Exam only once in a month and a total of 5 times in one year period.
The student can register for the GRE Exam online in the http://www.gre.org web site or by calling the 800 number given in the Information and Registration Bulletin.
GATE: Graduate Aptitude Test in Engineering (GATE) is an all-India examination administered and conducted jointly by the Indian Institute of Science and seven Indian Institutes of Technology on behalf of the National Coordinating Board – GATE, Department of Education, Ministry of Human Resource Development (MHRD), Government of India.
Admission to postgraduate programmes with MHRD and some other government scholarship/assistantship at engineering colleges/institutes in the country are open to those who qualify through GATE. GATE qualified candidates with Bachelor’s degree in Engineering/ Technology/ Architecture/ Pharmacy or Master’s
degree in any branch of Science/Mathematics/Statistics/Computer Applications are eligible for Master/Doctoral programmes in Engineering/Technology/Architecture/Pharmacy as well as for Doctoral programmes in relevant branches of Science.
Some institutions specify GATE as the mandatory qualification even for admission of self-financing students to postgraduate programmes. Some government organizations prescribe GATE qualification as a requirement for applying to the post of a Scientist / Engineer.
The overall coordination and responsibility of conducting GATE 2011 lies with Indian Institute of Technology Madras, designated as the Organising Institute for GATE 2011.
CAT: The Common Admission Test (CAT) is a test held annually for the admission to the Post-graduate and Fellow Programs in management courses of several management institutes in India. This is a written examination organized by the Indian Institutes of Management (IIM) and it is on the basis of CAT result that the eligible candidates are short listed and called for a Group Discussion and Personal Interview.
A candidate must hold a Bachelor’s Degree, with at least 50% marks or equivalent CGPA [45% in case of candidates belonging to SC/ ST or Persons with Disability.
The CAT question paper has four different segments, namely, Verbal Ability, Reading Comprehension, Problem Solving and Data Interpretation. These multiple choices questions are required to be answered on a computer coded OMR answer sheet.
The Perfect Employee!!
A letter sent to H.R. for consideration:-
1. Sam Thomson, my assistant programmer, can always be found
2. hard at work at his desk. He works independently, without
3. wasting company time talking to colleagues. Sam never
4. thinks twice about assisting fellow employees, and always
5. finishes given assignments on time. Often he takes extended
6. measures to complete his work, sometimes skipping coffee
7. breaks. Sam is a dedicated individual who has absolutely no
8. vanity in spite of his high accomplishments and profound
9. knowledge in his field. I firmly believe that Sam can be
10. Classed as an asset employee, the type which cannot be
11. dispensed with. Consequently, I duly recommend that Sam be
12. Promoted to executive management, and a proposal will be
13. Executed as soon as possible.
That idiot Sam was standing over my shoulder while I wrote the report sent to you earlier today. Kindly re-read only the ODD numbered lines.
Reso- PCCP Faculty: English
RKV Sir’s Message 5
IIT -SNIPPETS 7
Cover Story 8
The new Rupee symbol, designed by D. Udaya Kumar standardizes the expression for Indian Rupee in different languages both within and out side the country and represents growing power of Indian Rupee.
Inculcate the Gandhian Prowess to transform your dreams 11
Take a sneak peek in to Rabi Kisku’s maiden effort
– Silicon Jungle 12
Reso Reaper 13
Amazing Mathamatics 14
Olympiad Prowess 15
Winners From YCCP 16
Winners From PCCP 18
Devotion of padmapaada for his Guru empowers him
with miraculous skills 20
Phenomenal Past. Fascinating Future 21
A team bonded with VICTORY 22
A Resonite tames the tides of turbulent seas! 24
Physics Force 25
Chemistry Catalyst 26
Math Exponent 27
Indian School Of Mines-Dhanbad 28
Alumnus of ISM- Dhanbad at Resonance 29
In trying times never stop trying 30
Reso Seeds 32
Back from the brink 33
Think To Win 34
Know Mania 38
Khul Ja Sim-Sim 41
Snap Shot 43
Make way for
the new Rupee symbol,
India’s new representation
in the international arena.
‘DON’T WASTE a crisis’ is a popular paraphrase and the country’s performance in 2010 demonstrates how it was able to use the crisis as an opportunity. The largest democracy in the world embraced technology like never before. At this stage, technology made rapid inroads into many new areas, in both urban and rural India.
We have the unique opportunity to leapfrog the West if we can harness our innovation and utilize our world class talent pool of engineers and professionals to show the rest of the world how it’s done. While America struggles with an economy growing at 2 percent a year, India looks to be getting ready for a ten-year run at over 8 percent growth rate which makes it structurally a once in a life time opportunity for Indian entrepreneurs. We are bravely exploring ideas never attempted by the rest of the world before much to India’s credit. And this could be the game changer for us.
IIM-A alumnus, Irfan Alam took a leap forward in engineering a social entrepreneurship and held high hopes of the downtrodden to live in dignity and prosperity with ‘SammaN Foundation’ registering over 5 Lac rickshaw-pullers from across the country transforming their lives.
A. Muruganantham, who intrigued multinationals, earned accolades from the prestigious Indian Institute of Technology- Madras and the national innovation foundation for his commitment in finding a solution for female hygiene.
For Naresh Gulati, the journey from selling candles to selling software solutions for the education industry has been an exciting one, winning Australian Business Award for best enterprise in personal service industry.
Today India is in the forefront of innovation in technology on several aspects – Indians as consumers and citizens can access services and features that are not available even to their western counterparts. Let’s wait and watch the growth in the next decade.
After the Indian techies, it is the turn of Indian Teachers. I read with interest the news piece that a north London school has outsourced mathematics teaching to India. As per the reports, the pupils are remarkably improving .The very essence of Indian teaching lie in recognizing the curiosity of human mind and giving it the due place. We have witnessed this at Resonance too.
The teaching methodology adopted at Resonance plants in the students from the very beginning the seeds of ‘concept understanding’ as it is a pre-requisite for cracking IIT-JEE. Daily Practice Problems (DPPs) and Sheets propel the student’s morale as ‘DPP’ sums up the entire session of the day and makes the student recollect of the class room sessions and ‘Sheets’ serve as the tool to enhance the skills of the students from basic to advanced. To ensure success, I advise you to follow certain guidelines like, attending your classes regularly, writing your class notes as much as possible, highlight important concepts/formula with RED INK Pen, doing your homework regularly, maintaining your Class Notes, DPPs, Sheets and the test papers/ solutions systematically, writing down formula of each chapter on a separate page, keeping the page of formula of one chapter of each subject in your pocket and reading it at least once in a day, analyzing wrongly attempted & not attempted questions and writing your mistakes with RED INK pen and never hesitating to get your doubt clarified from your teachers. The students of VIJETA & VISHWAAS courses need to keep in mind that the board topics have largely been covered in teaching at Resonance. The board pattern tests and the Hindi and English classes to commence in December will help them make a good score in the board Exams. They should simply squeeze 4 to 5 hours a day for the NCERT books during the months of January and February.
Most of the faculty members have themselves gone under the rigors to JEE and have successfully cracked it, impart the students an up-to-date training and sharpen their mental faculties. Some of the members had the coaching for IIT-JEE and become well familiar with the format and the pattern. Few others, who didn’t have coaching but by contributing in the success of a large number of students to crack IIT-JEE over the years gained rich experience.
The history of past nine years has established Resonance meritocracy in the field of IIT-JEE and other engineering competitive examinations. After pre-planned initiative of launching AIPMT and AIEEE, we have worked tremendously hard in developing appropriate material and competitive content for successfully cracking AIPMT and AIEEE. Our batches for both the newly launched courses other than already running courses have effectively begun.
I am also happy to state that next year’s session will certainly witness the magnificent new building which will surely add to the luster of Resonance Eduventures Pvt. Ltd. (REPL) in terms of good and grand infrastructure which will further add to Resonance’s brand name, efficiency and performance.
Unlike run of the mill stuff, Resonance is always in the process of upgradation and strives to be at par with highest standards. Resonance’s initiative to launch BIT-SAT test series in 2009-10 came as a great help to the students when no organized testing facility was available to the aspirants. Continuance of Resonance BIT-SAT Test series is an effort to train the students for this important competitive exam which opens an equally good avenue. Last but not least, we are in the process of excellence with continual practice and persistence to attain strategic performance. And I wish my students all luck and may they be great engineers and provide the best to our nation.
MOTIVATIONAL STORIES OF THE PEOPLE WHO ARE BACK FROM THE BRINK
From being a rickshaw puller in New Delhi to becoming an organic farming expert and an innovator, it has been an amazing journey for this farmer from Damla village in Haryana.
There was a time when Dharamveer Kamboj could not even afford to pay for his daughter’s school fees. “I spent about two years as a rickshaw puller. Unfortunately, I met with an accident and had to return to my village. As I was bedridden for months, my wife had to face lot of hardships,” he says.
After he got well, he did not want to go back. He started to do organic farming in his village.
During his childhood, he used to help his mother while collecting herbs and was aware of the healing properties of medicinal plants. So he decided to plant aloe vera and stilia on a large scale, besides starting a nursery of medicinal plants.
But there was a problem. There was no way to process the yield into useful products. He needed a multipurpose food processing machine…
With his limited resources, he struggled for over eight months to design and build the first prototype of a cost-effective multipurpose food processing machine.
“Last month, I got the opportunity to give a demonstration of this machine to our chief minister, Bhupinder Singh Hooda. He was very impressed with my innovation. I have now been appointed as one of the board members at the Hisar Agricultural University. It is a great honour for me. Even President Pratibha Patil has asked me for a food processor,” says an excited Dharamveer.
Where there is a will there is a way
FICCI Woman Entrepreneur of the year, Patricia Narayan’s tale may sound like the quintessential rags- to- riches story, but it is also a stark tale of survival. An entrepreneur by accident, director of Sandheepa Chain of Restaurants, Patricia belongs to the ilk of those who bloom in adversity.
“Till the FICCI award was announced, I never realised what I had achieved. It was an opportunity to look back.” says Ms. Patricia unassumingly, attributing her success to ‘lady luck’.Hailing from a conservative Christian family from Nagercoil, her marriage to a Brahmin caused an uproar in her family. Soon, all went downhill for Patricia who suffered abuse at the hands of her drug addict husband. At 18, Patricia was left to fend for herself and her two children.
“I reached the crossroads where I had to choose between living and dying. I chose to live.” Keeping her two children in mind, Patricia decided to fight her own battle. “My entire life has been driven by my determination to be independent.” Her passion for cooking only fuelled her will to survive. She started out by selling pickles, jams and squashes. From then on, there was no looking back and she set up a kiosk at the Marina beach, selling juice and cutlets. Her first- day sales would not count as memorable- she sold one cup of coffee for 50 paise- undeterred, she was back at the Marina next day.“I had no time to sympathise with myself. Soon, my hands were full and I was running all the time.”
Ms. Patricia’s road to becoming a restaurateur was no overnight miracle but a journey spanning 30 years. She took up catering contracts in the cafeterias of the Slum Clearance Board, Bank of Madura and the National Institute of Port Management after which she forged a partnership with one of the restaurants of a leading hotel chain in Chennai.
Patricia’s progress was halted briefly when tragedy struck in the form of her newly married daughter’s death. A bereaved Patricia left her business to her son Praveen. After two years, the resilient woman came back and set up her first restaurant named after her daughter Sandheepa.
Success appears in various ways, sometimes in a miraculous way,
sometimes in ordinary way and some times in a filmy way.
Creative ideas find clear expressions in a film. To film makers, a film is a means of important art form and a powerful medium of communication with the masses. The visual elements cast a powerful influence on the audience. IITs help students to attain versatility and provide a canvas to them to portray their creativity. Rabi Kisku, a young IIT – Graduate in Mechanical Engineering from IIT-Madras, throws light on his film ‘silicon Jungle’ in a conversation with his friend, Vaibhav Badhan, also a B.Tech. in Mechanical Engineering from the same institute.
Rabi: Silicon Jungle shows various shades of IIT life through the eyes of four students – the main character – Frooti (Kashyap Arora) and 3 of his IITian friends – Bulby (Nitish ‘Fubar’ Joshi), Shocker (Abhijit Mohanty) and Stud (Mihir Mysore) coming from different backgrounds. The story is one that many IITians can relate to. Frooti has come to IIT just to app, Stud is a creative guy who is disappointed at IIT due to the grade-centered approach, Bulby is highly interested in Physics but there is pressure from home to get a job and settle down in life, and Shocker is a typical guy from Hyd who considers that getting into IIT is enough and that he can now rest. The story takes you through the four years that these guys spend at IIT. It shows you that IIT is not all about studying and then going to the US. It shows the emotional side of IITians.
Vaibhav: What was the inspiration behind the movie?
Rabi: When I first came to IIT, I found that the life here was pretty different than what I had imagined it to be. This is completely a different world. The way most of us live, the emotions that we go through are what I wanted to portray to the outside world – especially to those tens of thousands of students who write the JEE every year.
Vaibhav: When did you decide to make this movie? Rabi: I was interested in movies from my second year onwards. I initially wanted to make a documentary movie, but that didn’t get much support. I also thought that it might not be that interesting. Then I thought of making a short movie. When I approached alumni and the corporates for funds, I was advised to make it on a larger canvas with a better story line – and it was then that I decided on making this movie.
Vaibhav: Did anyone sponsor the movie?
Rabi: Apart from friends, there are corporate sponsors including Airtel, Honeywell, and AMD. This movie is made on a shoestring budget.
Vaibhav: Tell us something more about the movie?
Rabi: The movie was shot in a digital format. It was mostly shot on IIT campus. The other locations include the Besant Nagar beach and a couple of eateries in Chennai. The music is by Vaibhava, for whom this is the second movie. We plan to release it in Bangalore, Kota, Hyderabad, Delhi, and Chennai and are on the lookout for distributors in the US.
Vaibhav: Personally, when did you start planning to enter movies?
Rabi: Movies have fascinated me from childhood. I have always had an interest in photography. After seeing movies like Roja, Titanic, and Braveheart, I knew that I had immense interest in this field.
After my second year, I realized that I was not cut out to be an engineer and I wanted to do something that I was really interested in.
Vaibhav: Did the IIT system help?
Rabi: The IIT culture surely helped me. Working as the movie coordinator during Saarang, playing for the institute Cricket team and participating in other cultural activities helped a great deal in my personality development and inculcated in me the spirit to achieve. I received help from most of my hostel mates (Narmada). The Dean – Prof. Idichandy, the Registrar – Dr. Usha Titus, and Prof. KN Satyanarayan helped a lot to make this dream come true.
Vaibhav: What are your future-plans?
Rabi: After the release of Silicon Jungle, I plan to work for some time as an assistant director. My next movie will be on a larger scale. This will give me exposure into film-making and would also help me establish contacts.
The creative stuff in Rabi Kisku’s thoughts and visualization has molded his life. He is keen that his thoughts travel from one mind to another through his films. To achieve a goal, one has to think and imagine hard like kisku from within and only then one can reach one’s goal.
Take a sneak peek
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Creative visualization is a mental technique that uses the imagination to make dreams come true. Used in the right way, creative visualization can improve our lives and attract success and prosperity. It is a power that can alter our environment and circumstances, cause events to happen, and attract money, possessions, work, people and love into our lives. Creative visualization uses the power of the mind, and is the power behind every success.
Udaya Kumar Dharmalingam’s visualization and its affirmation have made him won nationwide contest run by the government to design a symbol for the Indian rupee which can represent the historical and cultural ethos of the country as widely accepted across the country. A symbol he designed, incorporating elements of Devanagari and Roman scripts, now represents India’s growing economy and its currency. It would be incorporated in Unicode, computer keyboards will have a dedicated key for the symbol and it will come to be seen and recognized around the world. A designer gets to create a currency symbol just once in a nation’s life.
Designing the simple-looking Indian rupee symbol did not come easy for Udaya Kumar. He spent endless nights on trial and error. The symbol had to have universal design features while staying Indian in spirit. That explains the propensity of his symbol towards the Latin letter form, ‘R’ for rupee, and the stroke across the top curve, parallel to the ‘shirorekha’, the line heading the alphabet in Devanagari script. ”Most international currencies have double strokes such as the Australian dollar, Korean yen, the Euro or the Lira. The feature pronounce its identity as a currency,” he says. D. Udaya Kumar after spending five years earning a Ph.D. in industrial design from The Indian Institute of Technology Bombay (IIT-B) – the first doctorate to be awarded in the discipline in India is now an Assistant Professor in the Department of Design at the Indian Institute of Technology, Guwahati. Udaya has a master’s degree (M. Des, Industrial Design Centre Visual Communication) from
IIT Bombay and Bachelor’s degree in Architecture from Anna University. He worked as a senior designer and then as a design head in a monthly magazine Intelligent Computing CHIP. His two years professional experience in the publishing house has given him a good knowledge on publications design process, coordination, work flow and print techniques. He has also extensively worked in print medium as a freelancer. A Myriad personality, his areas of interest include graphic design, typography, type design and design research with special focus on Tamil typography.
He visualized and affirmed his goal and gained much more than just programming his mind. He channeled his attention, intention and energy in visualizing and affirming and developing his inner strength, concentration, willpower and self-discipline and wishes to become a good teacher and a leading communication designer.
Born in Chennai on 10 October, 1978, Kumar’s family hails from Thanjavur. The magnificent temples there must have had something to do with his decision to study architecture, which he pursued at Anna University in Chennai. His creativity and visualizations bought him national and international fame but still he thinks they are yet to be tapped to its fullest potential. He shares what he knows and eagerly learns what he doesn’t. He is dedicated to his work and keeps up his commitments. He also has signs of leadership qualities like organizational skills, team building and resource management.
Udaya Kumar believes in humbleness and leads a simple lifestyle. He also strongly believes in himself and certain fundamental principles honesty, equality, love, trust, cleanliness and discipline. He is a sports enthusiast and a nature lover.
He avers, “Symbols have a very heavy western influence. I will do more work on Indian scripts,” For the design, he took inspiration from the symbols of such currencies as Korea’s won, UK’s pound sterling, euro (official currency of the Eurozone. It has a harmonious identity as far as international currency symbols are concerned and at the same time it has the Indian uniqueness, he said about his winning design.
Over 3000 entries received were evaluated by a Jury headed by the Deputy Governor, RBI, which also included experts from three reputed art and design Institutes.
The entries were presented to the Jury in such a manner that identity of the competitors was not revealed to the Jury members. The Jury selected five final entries and also gave its evaluation of these five entries to the Government to take a final decision – out of which the IIT grad’s design was finalized.
Kumar will receive an award of Rs.2.5 lakh for his design.
The accepted symbol will standardize the expression for Indian Rupee in different languages, both within and outside the country. It would better distinguish the Indian currency from those countries whose currencies are also designated as Rupee or Rupiah, such as Pakistan, Nepal, Sri Lanka and Indonesia.
Udaya’s strong will power and channeled energies gelled with creative visualization made him achieve victory.
His below given explanation of the symbol gives an in-depth explanation of the symbol and is the testimony of his maven creative visualization.
Features of the symbol:
» Devanagiri & Roman script
» Indian Flag (Tri color)
» Equality sign represents a stable and balanced economy
» Harmonious with other currency symbols
» Global and Local Appeal
» Simplicity (High recall Value)
» Familiar and easy to read
» Easy to write and design
» Easy to recollect and adapt
» Blends with numerals
» Balanced and stable form
» Unique and dynamic design
» Easy to reproduce and implement
Other Important points:
» Symbol has taken parts from devnagri “Ra”.
» It is also having a touch or English “R”.
» Cross at the middle of “Ra” is taken from the Indian tri-color flag.
» Cross shows equality which is available in most of the currency symbol world wide.
» It is easier to write or design this symbol as it is having less joints
» Udaya has shown many demos of this new symbol. e.g. on stamp paper, shopping bags, railway tickets, government’s official documents etc.
Dhanbad adds value to the academia at Resonance
Nitin Sohane (NTS)
B. Tech. (ISM DHANBAD)
Year of Passing:2002
IIT-JEE (AIR): 2847
Branch :Mining engineering
GATE: 2002 in Mining Engg., AIR-32
Q.1 What inspired you for ISM Dhandad?
Ans: my family inspired me to pursue IIT because since childhood I was good in mathematical skills and as I grew up I developed a keen desire to be amongst the elite group, the cream of the country.
Q.2 What sort of qualities one must possess to get into IITs?
Ans. IIT is easiest for those self motivated group of students who have got deep desire to win under any tire circumstances. The intricacies within all the subjects (PCM) are very deep. Most of the time it is not possible for students to grasp them in one attempt. Thus, one should have patience to learn the subject and should be ready to make as many attempts as possible to understand a particular concept. By doing so, student can understand the concept, the links between different concepts, and their applications; making him eligible to crack the toughest exam.
Q.3 What is the distinguishing factor of ISM-Dhanbad which makes it different from the other Engineering Institutes?
Ans: Professors at ISM- Dhanbad get running research project from leading multinationals and thus students get the opportunity to work in those projects under guidance of professors honing their skills. There are other ventures as well that sharpen a student further. Tech fests like SRIJAN, SPARX, MECHATHLON, and RADIANCE are organized throughout the year at ISM. On the cultural front, PRATIBIMB, invites enthusiastic participants in events such as Hindi and English vocals, Instrumentals, Dance, Mime, Skits, Quizzes, Dumb-charades, Fashion Show, Antakshari etc. Musical Nights, regularly organized Dj Nights, Kavi Sammelans etc. Other noticeable features are the events of SPICMACAY which invites celebrities around the world.
Q.4 Tell something about the campus and the Infrastructure facility at ISM-Dhanbad.
Ans: ISM is located in the heart of the country’s prime coal belt at Dhanbad.
The new Lecture Hall Complex is an architectural marvel and also houses an open-air theater. The Penman Auditorium, Golden Jubilee Lecture Theater is used for official functions, workshops, presentations and seminars. A few unique features of ISM are the presence of a geological museum, a Long Wall Mine gallery, a Seismic Observatory with data processing laboratory and Remote Sensing Laboratory. The completely automated Central Library at the heart of the University boasts a rich collection of books, thesis and dissertations, research journals, digital books in the form CDs and DVDs.
Q.5 How has your teaching experience been with the students preparing for IIT-JEE at Resonance?
Ans: The teaching programme in Resonance is very systematic and structured. The programme here allows the students to learn the concepts step by step starting from very basic level to the level which is required to clear IIT. The R&D department has done a great job in designing the course in such a way so as to form the links between different topics. Thus, a teacher is always at ease in dealing with the students of any level and taking them to their desired goal.
Q.6 What suggestions would you like to give to the students preparing for IIT-JEE at Resonance to increase their productivity?
Ans: Keywords for students are ‘having patience’ and ‘desire to excel’. The way I have seen over years is that students get discouraged right in the beginning when they do not get good marks. What I understand is that students should have patience and keep on working as it is the IIT exam which finally decides and these tests are just building blocks for that final exam. My sincere suggestion to students is to work on developing their own skills rather than comparing their skills with others.
Q 7: What made you enter in the field of teaching & what is the responsibility of a teacher according to you?
Ans: In my heart I always felt that teaching is the profession in which I can excel. Since I had keen interest in Mathematics right from childhood, I decided to take this up as my career.
Teacher’s main responsibility is to make the future of his/her students. He should develop and motivate students to achieve their targets. Other than that he should communicate mannerism and attitude towards his social life.
Q. 8 Distinctive features of your Teaching Methodology:
All my lectures are properly planned keeping in mind the sequence in which the topic should be presented so as to form a gradual link of the next topic with the previous topics. In that I choose suitable examples starting right from very basic level to the core of the subject. I progress step by step in going through each and every concept showing them when and when not to apply a particular idea. I show them different methods for solving the same question and talk about advantage and disadvantage and limitations of a method in comparison to other methods.
Many a times a particular question belonging to a particular topic can be solved with a better idea taken from other topic. And I make sure to pass these ideas also to the students. This makes students mature to interlink various topics over a period of time.
Q. 9 Your Message for IIT-JEE aspirants:
Any student who puts sincere effort till the last day of exam will definitely be able to realize his/her dream.