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2010 career in-civil_engineering

  1. 1. Career in Civil Engineering… Informal presentation By Pravin Kolhe 1
  2. 2. What is Civil Engineering?  Civil Engineering is broad field of engineering, which deals with the planning, construction and maintenance of structures or public works as they are related earth, water or in space. 2 PPT Downloaded from http://www.pravinkolhe.com/
  3. 3. Why to become a Civil Engineer?  For money?  For comfort?  For satisfaction  To achieve ‘something’ in life 3 PPT Downloaded from http://www.pravinkolhe.com/
  4. 4. Pre-requisite?  Strong common sense  Positive attitude  Vision  Honesty and dedication  Ethics: ‘Chalata hain… nahi chalega…!’  Management skills and teamwork  Courage to face challenges.  Good health: Physical capabilities  Extraordinary Brilliant: NOT necessary…! 4 PPT Downloaded from http://www.pravinkolhe.com/
  5. 5. Specializations in CE  Structural Engineering  Transportation Engineering  Geotechnical Engineering  Water Resource/Hydraulics/Irrigation Engineering  Remote Sensing/Geo-informatics/Surveying  Environmental Engineering  Earthquake Engineering  Geology/Geoscience Engineering  Project Management/Construction Management  Maintenance Engineering  And so on…! 5 PPT Downloaded from http://www.pravinkolhe.com/
  6. 6. Formula for success Success= (Intelligence) × (Hard work) × (Attitude) × (1+ ‘Smartness’) • Planned & Optimistic approach • Time management • Honesty and ethics • Soft skills • Computer/Internet literacy • GK and helping hand Smartness 6 PPT Downloaded from http://www.pravinkolhe.com/
  7. 7. How to top with minimum study ?  Ur major activities:-  Take ‘smart’ decisions and make sacrifices. It will pay U back.  Remember ‘No Free Lunch’ Theorem.  Stair method:  Always set a small goal  Get it done  This will give U lot of confidence.  Then set next higher goal  Never jump directly…! Remember: Not failure, but Low Aim Is Crime Colleg e Study Sleepin g Social Activitie s Entertai n- ment Frustratio n and depressio n 7 How to top with optimum study ? PPT Downloaded from http://www.pravinkolhe.com/
  8. 8. Planning:-  People spend their days in study, but achieve very little success, B’coz they are not planning.  U must consider Ur abilities and limitations while planning.  Revision must be a part of planning.  Long term: Prepare plan for the whole semester for complete syllabus.  Short term: Plan for a week and for each topic.  Remember:  People generally overestimate themselves. Initially you may fail, but after some time, planning will become Ur habit.  It is better to be a ‘fool’ for some time, instead of remaining fool forever…so try to be in touch with Ur teachers to get Ur doubts cleared. 8 PPT Downloaded from http://www.pravinkolhe.com/
  9. 9. Organization of syllabus-  Concentrate on 1st quadrant ( 50 % time)  2nd quadrant: (20% time)  3rd quadrant: (20% time)  Don’t waste Ur time on 4th quadrant. (10 % time)  Remember: It is not necessary and possible also… to command whole syllabus. Keep watch on previous years question papers, and choose the topics of Ur interest. 9 PPT Downloaded from http://www.pravinkolhe.com/
  10. 10. When and What to study?  When U feel fresh & energetic (morning): Start with theory and new topics  When Ur tired, (evening): Problems and revision.  Have a look on syllabus at the start of semester.  What is purpose of PL:  Fresh study  Revision  Remember…!  No. of hours of self study ≥ 2 * Class hours.  Don’t have a mentality that firstly I will complete theory and then problems. Both should be done simultaneously. 10 PPT Downloaded from http://www.pravinkolhe.com/
  11. 11. Notes:  Use Ur own notes.  Make a habit to take notes in class.  1st Revision notes: 10 pages/chapter  2nd revision notes: 3 pages/chapter  3rd revision notes: ½ page/chapter  Zip and unzip procedure.  Before going to exam, close all the books and have a look on final notes 11 PPT Downloaded from http://www.pravinkolhe.com/
  12. 12. Reference Books-  Selection of books should be done with proper care , since Ur success heavily depends on it.  Market is flooded with books. So follow only those books in which you are comfortable in understanding the fundamentals  Use Ur own books.  Never take a book without pen/pencil in other hand.  Write what U understand/not understand on that book.  It will help U in next revision.  Don’t write on Library books. Instead, first make a Xerox copy.  It is better to solve/read a book twice rather than two books once.  Clarify Ur doubts from Ur teachers/friends. Help others.  Remember, Having no concept is better than mis- 12 PPT Downloaded from http://www.pravinkolhe.com/
  13. 13. Revision:-  Close Ur eyes and try to recollect whatever U had studied.  Do this very systematically, step-by-step and gradually.  When you stuck, open Ur notes and look.  NEVER try to remember a particular numerical problem.  How many revisions?  First Revision: Immediately after class. (5 min.)  Second revision: Just before start of the class (5 min)  Third revision: After a week.  Last revision: Before exam 13 PPT Downloaded from http://www.pravinkolhe.com/
  14. 14. Tips-  Exam ke kuch din pehale frustration ho jata hain… Kya kare?  Don’t worry…Its natural…! Remember: A piece of coal perform well under temperature and pressure, known as ‘Diamond’.  U should be strong to handle these tension. CE is very challenging branch.  At the bottom of success ladder, there is only crowd; at upper part there is a competition.  Always remain in upper part. 14 PPT Downloaded from http://www.pravinkolhe.com/
  15. 15. During Exam:  Before going to exam, don’t talk with negative minded persons.  You must be mentally tough. Be bold & confident. U must concentrate on Ur task irrespective of what is going around.  Start with easy question, that will give U confidence.  At the end of each question, write summary. 15  Don’t loose Ur confidence even if U have NOT performed well in one exam. Remember, if paper is tough, it is tough for everybody.  If possible, use two coloured pen- Blue and Black. But don’t waste Ur time. Make balance between speed and accuracy.  Between two exams, don’t discuss exam paper of previous exam. PPT Downloaded from http://www.pravinkolhe.com/
  16. 16. Definitions of degree-  BE/BTech: I know everything  ME/MTech: I know something  PhD: I know NOTHING.  PDF: I want to learn.  Attitude: I know NOTHING; but I want to LEARN. 16 PPT Downloaded from http://www.pravinkolhe.com/
  17. 17. Career Options for Civil Engineer 17 PPT Downloaded from http://www.pravinkolhe.com/
  18. 18. Career Options: Field Jobs 18 PPT Downloaded from http://www.pravinkolhe.com/
  19. 19. Career Options: Government Jobs 19 Non-Engineering Engineering PPT Downloaded from http://www.pravinkolhe.com/
  20. 20. Career Options: Research IIT B • 5 specializations ~50 seats for MTech IIT D • 11 specializations ~100 seats for MTech IIT G • 5 specializations ~50 seats for MTech IIT K • 7 specializations ~50 seats for MTech IIT Kgp • 5 specializations ~50 seats for MTech IIT M • 8 specializations ~50 seats for MTech IIT R • 11 specializations ~100 seats for MTech IISc B • 3 specializations ~ 50 seats for MS Why IITs and IISc  Total seats in IIT’s and IISc ~ 500  Admission procedure: GATE Score+Written Test+Interview  Min GATE Score: 95 percentile  Avg. package: 5 lacks pa  Max. package: 45 lacks pa  Stipend: Rs 5,000 pm* + Facilities  World class environment  Research jobs: ISRO, BARC, DRDO etc. * to be revised as Rs. 8,000 pm 20 PPT Downloaded from http://www.pravinkolhe.com/
  21. 21. Career Option: Management NICMAR CET/GATE NITIE CAT/GATE IIM’s CAT MBA 21 PPT Downloaded from http://www.pravinkolhe.com/
  22. 22. Confused..? Which field I should join?  Just ask one question to Ur mind-  What U want to be after 10 years from now?  Consider Ur capabilities and limitations…!  Don’t underestimate or Overestimate Ur self.  Ur answer will be Ur career 22 PPT Downloaded from http://www.pravinkolhe.com/
  23. 23. Line of sight:  Broad vision  Be inspired from others  Interact with others  When U achieve success, U will face challenge and again U have to achieve 23 C B A U Line of sight Ur initial aim Ur ultimate aim PPT Downloaded from http://www.pravinkolhe.com/
  24. 24. Failure…?  'A life spent making mistakes is not only more honorable but more useful than a life spent in doing nothing‘ -George Bernard Shaw  We learn wisdom from failure much more than from success. We often discover what will do, by finding out what will not do; and probably he who never made a mistake never made a discovery.  Remember: Failure is first step of success. 24 PPT Downloaded from http://www.pravinkolhe.com/
  25. 25. My story  It is possible only because of positive attitude and self confidence.  Excellence is a journey; not destination.  There are thousands way to achieve Ur goal; but U have to choose optimum way.  Remember: Everything is possible in life. U should have courage to do things.  Believe Ur’self and one day U will be at TOP. 25  FE (1999-2000) : Ex…! (Year Down)  FE (2000-2001) : All clear  SE (2001-2002) : Class Topper  TE (2002-2003) : College Topper  BE (2003-2004) : University Topper  GATE (2005) : Top 5% in India  MTech @ IITK (2005-2007) : Second Topper  MPSC Engg. Service Exam : Topper in Maharashtra (2005-2007) [GEN] PPT Downloaded from http://www.pravinkolhe.com/
  26. 26. A motivating video for Civil Engineers  Do U want to see potential of CE?  Millau Viaduct: World tallest bridge 26 PPT Downloaded from http://www.pravinkolhe.com/
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  28. 28. Wish you all the best.28 T H A N K ‘U’ © Pravin Kolhe, 2010 http://www.pravinkolhe.com/

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