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Discussion in 'Hangout' started by ajuvignesh, Jun 16, 2012.

  1. ajuvignesh

    ajuvignesh Amatore

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    Chennai, Kanyakumari, Trivandrum.
    Chennai
    Grande Punto 1.3 90 HP
    HI Tfians! I have just completed my bachelor degree in mechanical engineering. With plenty of interest on machines and automobiles, since childhood days, I choose mechanical engineering after my higher secondary. Now it is the time to seek some job. Being a mechanical engineer, I can go on any field. Yet I want myself to be employed in automobile sector, to be precise in design department (the purpose why I have chosen mechanical engineering).

    I hope many tfians are in automobile sector. I am from south India and honestly I have no industrial exposure except a few in-plant trainings (at integral coach factory, Chennai and thermal power station, tuticorin) .I will be migrating soon to Chennai. I am ready to learn any software courses such as pro e, solid works, etc…which can help my carrier. With much respect and hope I expect help from you my dear Tfians. Kindly throw some light on this :)
    Hope this thread helps many a young fiat fans:cool:
    Last edited: Jun 16, 2012
  2. Bala

    Bala Esperto

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    Friend,what you should do now is to do a post graduation.
    There is a whole lot of life ahead of you where you can work and earn,but it might not be possible to study then.
    So,quit the idea of seeking a job and prepare for the entrance exams.
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  3. Loki

    Loki

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    Like Bala says, you should definitely consider getting your post graduation done. You can opt for courses in Mechanical engg itself - CFD, Fluid dynamics etc or opt for full fledged Industrial design itself. Pro E, CATIA etc are just solid modelling tools - just learning them wont get you too far.

    Spend some time researching - courses, colleges (India / abroad). All the best!
  4. sungoa2010

    sungoa2010

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    Getting a job is also not bad. If you are getting a job that is suited to your taste then you will get a first hand experience of the things that you learned. If you still feel the need of masters you can go and learn masters with your earned money along with your experiences. I am sure you will be more clear about what to do and your choice of subject will be much more focused. many people do that way.There are options of doing getting the masters while doing the jobs. Many organizations allow that also. Most Most important is the job satisfaction. Money should not be the first priority. If you find a place where you can grow with your taste grab it, even though it pay you less. I am not telling that you should not apply for masters but do a try for jobs that are suited for you.
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  5. varunrtr

    varunrtr Esperto

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    Hey ajuvignesh, you are on my same shoes now ! where did you do your Btech ?
    I also completed by btech in automobile engg last year . I learned CATIA at cad centre during that hoping to get into design side. After completion of degree in june '11, job hunt started in full swing as i preferred a job only in my field itself rather getting into any software firm ! Then i realized the hard truth , you have chances of getting into some good company Only if you have somebody to refer you ! And the value for a Btech fresher is pityfuly low as the number of such graduates are immensely high during this point of time and most of the small companies utilize this weakness to the maximum when hiring us fresh graduates. Got a couple of opportunities through some friends and decided to join a company here in trivandrum which specialises in CAE ( FE Modeling), so learnt hypermesh for that and joined there hoping to get a couple of years experience in the field and then go for some higher education after getting to know the industry trends and all. But little did i realize that i was making a big mistake in my life by joining this company !But in a way, working there for some days helped me realize the trend going on in the industry in CAE side and how some small companies work here :D. But i felt that this is not my piece of cake and i was not working with full heart ! So finally left my job last week to prepare for GRE and hope to do MS in Germany in the next summer as you can fine automobile specialization only there !
    So think wisely, Focus on what you want to be and i suggest dont settle for just anything if you have something specific in mind and follow your passion.
    Last edited: Jun 17, 2012
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  6. ajuvignesh

    ajuvignesh Amatore

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    Chennai, Kanyakumari, Trivandrum.
    Chennai
    Grande Punto 1.3 90 HP
    thanks for the replies tfians:)
    my thoughts have always been in par with sungoa2010 every time and now too.I will certainly do my master degree but not now.I like to work and get some industrial exposure.Also earning money is not at the top of my priority list. I love to do anything with passion.i love challenges. If one works hard he will be rewarded some way or the other :smile:

    I completely agree with Bala and loki.though I have a clear aim, i do not have any idea about industries and market trends. what I feel is to get in a profession of my taste,work there and simultaneously do my master degree related to that profession.Am I right friends?:confused:

    @varunrtr: I feel really good as a person of almost same age of mine is guiding me:) I did my B.E at st.xaviers catholic college of Engg., Nagercoil,Tamil Nadu.There is none to refer me to some industries. 'IT' is gaining thriving interest in trivandrum rather than mechanical. I was told that the opportunities for us in trivandrum is very less compared to chennai,coimbatore,pune etc..This may be the reason why I am moving to chennai..IMHO you could have searched some jobs in chennai/pune than here..doing studies is germany is one hell of my dreams too..:clap
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  7. varunrtr

    varunrtr Esperto

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    Yeah its 100% true that there are near to zero oppurtunities for us here in kerala in automobile industry, however if you ve got good marks, you can definitely try ISRO, and other PSU, etc which is altogether another league.
    I was also of the same mindset as you , when i was studying and even after passing out. I wanted to work for a couple of years to understand the industry well and then go for PG in the stream i liked, but considering the present scenario and job market, i feel that a PG is more important. Once you ve completed a part of your life in a sector, you will be forced to work in the same line with that experience certificate and jumping lines will be quite difficult, from what i ve saw over the last one year. Also, unlike for MBA, you dont need any experience in the relevant field for getting admission for mtech anywhere ! You may get a job in chennai/ pune, but what matters more is respectful job and job satisfaction and for that, you ought to get some good level of contacts or you should get in through campus placement !!
    As far as PG is concerned, only VIT provides m tech in automobile in india and getting into it is even tougher due to stiff competition. Thats why i m looking abroad and its not that expensive like US , you can complete it with 1/4th that amount !
  8. VahanPujari

    VahanPujari Staff Member Janitor

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    Excellent thread !!

    I second what Bala mentioned. Go for the Post Graduation - M.E. or M.Tech

    Reason is once you get into the profession, it's difficult to get back to Studies though it's not impossible. Study simultaneously while working is not bad but I would prefer FULL TIME studies at your age, full 24 hours ( :) ) dedicated to Study, Study & Study. You'll always get enough years to work after these 2-4 years. But till then Study as much as possible.
  9. Joseph

    Joseph Novizio

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    Hi Ajuvignesh

    If by design you meen surface modelling, i think you can try out CEED exams. There are courses on automotive design in IITs in which you get admitted by GATE score or CEED score. The aptitude part of CEED is pretty interesting.

    Also softwares like Pro Engineer, CATIA, Inventor and Ansys might come handy for you.

    Bejoy
    Last edited: Jun 18, 2012
  10. Tron

    Tron Superiore

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    Seriously amazing thread.!!

    Guys, here is my confusion about my next move so need help from you all. Im in final year diploma in mechanical engineering. After that should i go for degree in mechanical engineering or automobile??
    Since childhood days wanted to be an automobile engineer but now a days i understood that my intrest is much more in designing sector of automobile. So basically what i should be doing?
    1) Degree in mechanical engineering & after that masters course in automobile designing.

    2)Degree in automobile engineering & masters in automobile designing.

    3)Engineering in abroad in automobile & then masters in automobile designing.

    Above, the 3rd option was suggested by my cousin who is also a designer & currently working in Belgium for Toyota. According to him, a foreign degree & masters would worth a lot in foreign countries in automobile designing sector. Where as if we do it from India it won't let us go further in automobile industries.

    I'm in a great confusion about what i should be doin further. Please give your valuable inputs guys.
    Last edited: Jun 18, 2012

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