Journey of Transition from School to College

Jatin Aggarwal from 2nd year has shared his thoughts about the transition he felt, moving from school to college through our platform.

Every year, many high school graduates go to college to continue their education and thus pursue their
life-long dreams. Despite many commitments, the college has many advantages that we realize in our
later life.
To begin with, I was not much used to interacting with strangers. With a limited circle of friends, I was
comfortable with my small world considering it to be the best and could not see it changing. However,
all this changed the day I stepped into the campus of the Thapar Institute of Engineering and
During school life, most of us were always dependent on our friends or teachers, whereas college life
teaches us how to be independent, stronger, and thus fight our own battles. It makes us ponder about
our careers with much more seriousness. The decisions that we shall be making now will affect our
future only because during school life it was our parents who always took care of all our demands.
College life is one of the biggest transitions from school life. We go through many changes when we
enter college. The schools where we spent half our lives were a safe place. Now the transition to a
college is so sudden that we are no longer protected by our teachers or friends as it was during school
Stepping into totally new surroundings was an amazing experience. Though shy at first, I met and
interacted with many students from all over the country. Becoming friends with people having common
interests was the best thing as we all shared our different stories and experiences, and hence increasing
our world views.
College life has always posed a lot of challenges in front of us. We get to know how to socialize and form
opinions of our own. Students learn their free will and they go on to become more confident and
composed individuals.
Moreover, in schools, we viewed our teachers as our mentors and sometimes even our parents. We
respected them a lot and kept a distance. While in college life, the the relationship between teacher and
student becomes a bit informal. More or less, they become like our friends and we tend to share all our
happiness and trouble with them as we use to do with our friends.
Indeed college life experience is truly one of its kind. The most common memory of mine is goofing
around with my friends and bunking some of those boring lectures. One will never forget how the group
of friends walked around the college in their style and played silly pranks on one another.
Now coming to the most important hub in every hosteler’s life, which is none other than the MESS. It is
that place where every student has enjoyed eating though with some criticism always, and chatting
away with their friends on endless topics.
Another college life experience that I shall always cherish the most in my life is the annual tech-fest. The
fest created so much excitement and buzz amongst the newcomers. The best part was to be in the
organizing team of this fest. All the participants were welcomed with open arms with the competitions being carried out in the best of spirits. I learned a lot from the mistakes that were committed. Most
importantly the memories made with my teammates were the best; from organizing the events to our
seniors’ expectations and then going for after-parties with them for the hard work that had been put
Concluding, college life shall remain a memorable time for all of us. It is entirely different from school
life. The college life exposes us to many new experiences and things that we were not familiar with
earlier. Not every person is lucky enough to experience the taste of college life. For some people, college
life is a time to get serious about their career and study thoroughly for a brighter future, while for
others; it means enjoying life to the fullest and partying hard. The ones who have had experienced a
college life will always wish to turn back time to live all those days once again.

–  Jatin Aggarwal

Karan’s Bosch Interview Experience

“Karan Gumber” who was placed at “Robert Bosch” talks about his interview experience and some other tips to prepare for placement season. Check out what he says about placement season.

Branch & Graduation Year: Mechanical Engineering, 2018

Profile Offered: Design

Cgpa cutoff:  8.3

Interview difficulty level: 10/10 (1-very easy, 10-very Difficult)

Here are the questions we asked from Karan to know about his interview experience.

Question 1: Introduce yourself to our readers.

Answer 1: A guy with average intelligence, doing mechanical engineering(Class of 2018) from NIT-J.

Question 2: Describe Your written test experience specifying the number of rounds, details of each round and type of test platform ( If online mention the type of test platform eg. Hackereart, CoCubes, Amcat etc).

Answer: The written test consisted of 1 round of aptitude questions consisting of various sections like logical ability, English, aptitude, technical segments. There were around 30 questions in each section.

Question 3: Describe your all technical interviews specifying the number of rounds and details of each round (if any).

Answer: There was one round of technical interview. My interview went for 1 hour. I was asked the questions related to engineering drawing subject. I was asked to draw several drawings and then basic questions regarding my internship were asked to me. The interviewer was not only testing my knowledge but was also observing me how confident I am even if I don’t know the answer. I tried to be real and didn’t hide anything from the interviewer. I told him frankly that my internship wasnt too experience giving or knowledge giving.

ADVICE: I will advise u all that dont even try to lie during ur interviewer because it is 100 percent sure that u will get trapped in his questions and then if he get to know that u lied u are straightaway out from the process. Just focus on enginering drawing subject and its basics.

Question 4: Describe your all HR interviews specifying number of rounds and details of each round.

Answer: After qualifying technical interview I had one HR round too. In this round very basic questions were asked like:

  • why did I want to join their company?
  • what are my future plans?
  • whether I will go for MBA or not.

Just try to answer them and make them realize that u respect their company and u would love to work with them and even if u want to do MBA make sure that u make them realize that u will do MBA with ur job under Bosch. They will surely make provisions for you for that.

Question 5: What do you think were key factors for your selection?

Answer: My confidence and my little knowledge(i wasn’t able to answer their all questions)

Question 6: What would you like to advise juniors for cracking Technical round of this company?

Answer: I would like to advise the following:

  • Focus on basics of engineering drawing subject for the post of design profile in Bosch.
  • Mention only those things about ur internship which u know well.

Question 7: What would you like to advise juniors for cracking HR round of this company?

Answer: Just be confident and answer their questions truly with some manipulations to make them think that it is the only company which u want to join.

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“HANDLING THE STRESS” by Aastha Mahendru

Handling the stress during placement season becomes as important as placement preparation when you are going through tough placement procedures. I know this is a stressful phase for many of you. So, article is not about how you should be preparing for placements but rather how you should be dealing with the stress. Don’t let the stress engulf you. There’s a long way to go ahead.

I will divide the placement semester in three parts: –

  1. Before you get placed
  2. Immediately after you get placed
  3. After your placement (when the feeling of getting placed finally seeps in) till the end of the semester

There will be a lot of anxiety before you get placed. Many of you must be under stress at this moment also.

You must have seen many people getting placed. It’s good for them but don’t let that hamper your motivated self. That might start to weigh you down but that weight is not yours to carry. It’s an achievement for them but it must not be a formidable accomplishment for you. At these times, you may also feel mystified as to why you are not able to crack company papers or interviews. Either way you must try to ameliorate your skills. Talk to your seniors. They are the best guides. You can review all the interview experiences of your seniors for the company that you are preparing for from our website. Appear for every company with same enthusiasm that you had in the beginning of placement season. Trust your skills and your hard work. Have faith in God.

Not everyone gets placed in the first try. So, if you are one from that lot, don’t worry, take a deep breath. It’s just a difficult day. It’s not the load that breaks you down, it’s the way you carry it. You don’t need to reach the zenith of perfection, just make all your arduous efforts. Don’t worry, your day is coming closer. Before appearing for any test or interview just remember you just need one perfect shot to be a champion. And that one perfect shot can take many tries before it happens. Learn from every failure and don’t let that mistake happen again. Analyze yourself after every test that you were not able to clear or interview you were rejected.

The day you get placed is the day you feel an inexplicable euphoria. It’s the most beautiful time of the semester. You will start feeling light headed. It will take a few days for the feeling of getting placed to finally sink in. But don’t let this feeling get to your head. Don’t let it overwhelm you. Be humble and benign. One year from now, you will realize that getting placed was just a beginning, there’s still a long way to go. Avoid that headstrong phase where you feel that you have conquered the world. Try to help and motivate your companions who are still on the other side of the fence.

As far as the remaining semester is concerned, enjoy it to the utmost. You will never get this time back. Roam around the campus. Eat your heart out. Spend time with your friends. Make some amazing college ending memories. Trust me, this time is never going to come back. Few months down the lane, you will crave for your college days. Emboss these memories in your heart.

All the best for this semester and all your future endeavors. Always remember one thing, you will get placed only on the day it is supposed to happen. No sooner or later. And on that day, the dots will join themselves.

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This was Aastha Mahendru- 2017 ECE Alumni. Feel free to contact me at “”. I thank you so much for reading. 🙂

The Secret to trasform yourself by Harjas Singh

Before you start reading this post, let me tell you I haven’t included any of the cliché advices which you’ll get from your parents, teachers, and seniors at the beginning of your college life. I have included certain things which I was lucky enough to come across, and these will help you transform yourself as a person by the end of four years.

When you take admission in college, don’t forget what you’re there for. You’re there to attend classes and study so that you can get that degree.

But is it wise enough to only study your textbooks in college? Definitely not.

So rather than just spending your time in college attending classes, studying, and then watching TV shows in your hostel room, you should get different experiences.

During the entire course of your college life you’ll study 42-45 subjects. A very few of these, and in most cases none of these will have anything to do with what you do in future. You may not even remember what you learnt in these subjects one week after the exam.

So don’t spend your entire college life isolated in the library or your hostel room studying. Instead, try out different things you wouldn’t normally do. When you have different experiences than the normal course of events, you can look back at them and make connections that other people can’t. This will make you innovative and creative in life and separate you from rest of the crowd.

You can read books on self-help, spirituality, or biographies. You can go traveling with your friends or all by yourself. Fall in love and get your heart broken. You’ll learn a lot from these things.

Another way to get different experiences is to participate in co-curricular activities that enhance personal growth.

18 to 22 are the years of personal transformation. One way to transform yourself into a better person is to look out for opportunities and participate in co-curricular activities in college.

I’ll give you an example. If you join the Debating Society of your college, you’ll learn

  • Effective public speaking
  • An effective way to put across your views
  • Fluency in English language
  • How to expand your knowledge base
  • How to work in a team

These are some of the things that formal education will never teach you. Participating in such activities in college is a way of investing in yourself.

Also, try to build a network.

Always interact with people around you – your batch mates, seniors, and juniors. These are the people who’ll hold good positions in big companies in future. Some of them will have companies that they’ve built from scratch. Some of them might be in creative fields.

You never know whom you might need at what point of time. So it is always good to be in touch with such people – they be your friends or mentors.

If you’re in first year of college, you can find friends and mentors from the fourth year, third year, second year, and your batch. Once you are in fourth year, you can interact with people from the three years junior to you. If you do this, you’ll have a network spread across 7 years in total.

Again, building a network happens outside of the classroom. And one very effective way to do the same is to participate in co-curricular activities.

Finally, if you really want to learn the value of money early on, get different experiences, enhance personal growth, and build a network outside of college – try earning some money. It doesn’t matter what amount you earn, just earn something.

A few ways to earn money while in college are:

  • Give tuitions
  • Build an Application
  • Build a startup
  • Write a book
  • Become a freelancer
  • Invest in stock market
  • Join a Multi-Level Marketing company

If you read biographies of successful people, most of them started earning and learnt the value of money early on in life.

But even if you’re not able to earn money in college, prepare yourself to earn money. For this, learn a skill. This could be a coding language, marketing, or anything at the intersection of your interest and success in professional career.

Real learning happens outside the classroom when you experiment with life because life is the greatest of all teachers.

Again, in this short span of college life we don’t get to do many things. So whatever we’ve chosen to do, let’s do that in a great way.

All the best.

Harjas Singh (2017-Alumni)

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The art of resume writing

Many people must have suggested you to prepare a good resume. Most of you might have started making one and others are yet to figure out what this resume is and why this is so important. If truth be told, your resume is more of an advertisement about you. Imagine you are going to a market where companies purchase candidates. Before you could even meet the buyer or have words, you are asked for a written document specifying the features of product and quality assurance. And that document is product’s resume – your resume. So, you can say resume writing is like creating a work of art. You need to present yourself with minimum use of words. It’s simply writing a poem – writing in strictly limited space and conditions, you try to say who you are expressively.

This article introduces you to art of resume writing. If you are about to prepare a resume, I would suggest you to go through this article once.

Writing objective statement of resume:

People always think that only projects and co-curricular activities are important for an impressive resume. But trust me objective statement is equally important as other parts of resume. When starting to design the resume, you need to start with a title that would summarize your professional skills and immediately grabs the attention of the screening team in the organization. Make sure it is not superfluous and avoid exaggerations, as companies generally do not fall for such things.

Let’s take an example. Assume a fresher applying for some job writes following resume objective. I have copied this one from internet.

Objective: To pursue a highly rewarding career, seeking for a job in challenging and healthy work environment where I can utilize my skills and knowledge efficiently for organizational growth.

At first it seems to be a good and attractive objective but trust me it’s not! But why? Its first part “To pursue a highly rewarding career” reflects greed for money and rewards which at first look provides a negative impression. Second part seems to be a generalized part without summarizing any professional skills. So, it’s a total flop. Now what is a good resume objective. Avoiding all above-mentioned mistakes and keeping in mind about reflecting your skills in objective I came up with this objective for my resume when I prepared resume for first time.

Objective: As an electronics and communication engineer, with an all-round performance, good technical and team working skills I wish to join your organization as a Software Engineer.

Wasn’t it simple and covering all above-mentioned points?

Now your resume should support all key points written in objective like “all-round performance”, “technical skills”, “team working skills”. I summed up my whole resume in these three words. Be smart enough to represent your skills from first line that you can write. Good objective is like a summary statement which highlights your strengths and gives a clear picture of what career goals you have. Try to sum everything up in three or four lines, as it is easier to scan through.

How to structure your resume?

Once you are done with a good and catchy career objective it’s time to put your technical and other skills on paper. Follow these points while adding information about yourself.

  • Start by writing your name, email id, sex, age and contact details.
  • Objective followed by education qualification and internship details.
  • If you are applying for a software company internship column should be followed by software skills, followed by project details, followed by achievements and extra-curricular activities.
  • A consultancy company requires internship column should be followed by achievements, followed by extra-curricular activities, software skills and project details.
  • If you are applying for a core company write about industrial trainings followed by 4-5 good projects and good technical skill sets.
  • At last write about additional information about you. It should include your unique abilities, interests, hobbies.

Important points to remember

  • Generally any email id would work but if you are applying for a consultancy company prefer using email id with your name only and should not include any numbers like, Try finding email ids on other email provides like outlook, Hotmail or yahoo. Some examples of good email ids can be sahil.gogna@xyz,com,,, ,, .
  • If you are applying for a software company stress more on describing your internship learning, software skills and projects. Projects forms most crucial point of a resume for software firm. Try to put at least two projects. There is no upper limit. Describe those in just one-two line. Just mention software technology used, IDE used and databases used. Do not describe anything in detail as this would make your resume look bulky and moreover you will fall short of points to explain if you write everything on resume. Also, write all the technologies you have worked upon and IDE used for development.
  • If you are applying for a consultancy company highlight your achievements and extra-curricular activities more than your projects and software skills. Your resume should focus more on team work, event management and any public speaking experience. Don’t put more than two projects and a lengthy list of software skills as they are not looking for a technical person. And, don’t miss to write about projects and software knowledge as interviewer can be judgmental regarding your dedication and work ethics as you are an engineer if you don’t write those points.
  • Do not go for superfluous fonts to write in the  Theideal fonts for resumes are Times New Roman, Verdana or Arial. Also, make sure to stick to font size 10 or 12 as this makes for a professional look and is easy to read.
  • The length of the resume matters too. It should not exceed more than two pages, as this may get boring for the employers when screening it.
  • Most people still stick to the belief that a resume should be a single page, so make sure you know what is expected in company you are appearing for.
  • Have someone review what you have written. A good teacher or a senior who knows about your potential and skill set can prove helpful.
  • Always make 3 different resumes for core, software and consultancy firm. Or amend the resume according to the points discussed above before sending it to company or carrying before interview.
  • Resume should be chronological resume. A chronological resume starts by listing your work history, with most recent positions listed first.

What things you should avoid while writing a resume?

When the number of qualified candidates far outweighs the number of open positions, recruiters and hiring managers need to use the resume as a screening device. Don’t be screened out of that position because you didn’t take the time to transform your resume into a piece of art!

In case you were reading my article for first time this was Sahil Gogna – a candidate with damn good resume. Hope you liked this article. Don’t forget to subscribe to our website so that you won’t miss such beneficial articles.

Knowledge sources: various workshops on resume writing held in Thapar University, Patiala and guidance from my seniors and teachers.

Exploring Thapar and the world around!

So now the time has come, you have become undergrads! Welcome to Thapar University , Freshers!

Getting into that extreme feeling of freedom, where you have to plan your time, you have to plan your priorities and you have to plan your life! Great one it is! You feel like the free rover on the breezy common of the universe. Time has come to explore yourself and the world around you. It’s been a year I have spent in Thapar University and there’s a lot I have explored about myself and the people around me. For now is the time to realize that there’s a beautiful world beside your books, exams and competitive world.

Well let me tell you, it’s not an easy task to find some places worth embracement, in Patiala. Ask your seniors! But then if you got a caravan of rovers, believe me you’ll know Patiala better than localities.

For this one year of my life, I have been lucky enough to get those free rovers with me. So I have explored some places in Patiala which are worth visiting.

But there’s no universal bucket list, you need to be done with. Each n’ everyone of us has a unique taste of travelliasm, but since you have made efforts to search for this topic, so I must get you with the best possible places you can hang out with your friends in Patiala.

Leela Bhawan zone– Tired with a messy mess food, and want to hang out with friends? Leela Bhawan got some of the awesome places to feed your stomach with Pizza Hut’s Pizza’s or Subs from Subway or chilling Sundae’s at Havmor or bucket of chickens at Kfc. And most importantly Boston Bites, this place is so popular among Thaparians, that Boston Bites provide free Chocó Lava Cake to their Thaparian Customers. We have always believed in maintaining a legacy all around.

Feeling stressed out! Need a perfectly peaceful aura around you, visit Dukhniwaran Sahib Gurudwara, I and my friends usually used to visit this place after our exams in early mornings. Watching the rising sun with your feet in cold water is an amazing way to depart all your worries. Another place to enjoy the nature around are Baradari Gardens, but better to visit these gardens in a cool weather.

The only place where you can watch movies is SRS cinemas in Omaxe Mall.

Sheran Wala gate: Just wait for few months and you’ll be used to this place. Soon you’ll be given a lot of projects to work upon, and you’ll need a lot of electronic stuff, Sheran wala gate has got the most needed Electronics Hub of Patiala. You’ll get any electrical component you need, at a reasonable price.

Sheran wala Gate also has a very popular Chole-Bhature point. Real fun is to have it in breakfast in early mornings before classes. You’ll love cycling out in breezy early morning and then getting a yummy breakfast.

Well you won’t need to get out of Thapar always. You’ll find a lot many things to explore in Thapar itself.  Join societies, visit places, make friends, have fun!

Well as I said there’s no universal law of exploration. There are a lot many other places which will suit your interests. But the key point is to keep exploring and keep learning. For me there’s nothing as good as learning from the world around you. Well 60% (just an estimate) of your friends will end up their lives on bed with earphones plugged in the ears and finishing web series. It’s not like you should not watch of course you should! But spending entire year with this virtual world would not be a cool option.

In the span of one year, I have observed people under three categories, Introverts (their world lies within them), ambiverts (they like socializing to some extent) and extroverts (they never land on a lone planet). It’s tough for an introvert to socialize with people and to have the kind of fun they need. But if you won’t open, you won’t be able to get your preferences. Interact with people around you; be they your classmates or your seniors. Interaction is an most necessary key to widening opportunities. After all when your juniors ask, you must not end up with the thought in your mind that what I did except sleeping.

Have a wonderful year ahead! There’s a lot much waiting for you ahead. Share it with your friends and keep exploring!

Bliss Reading!


Fresher’s guide to Hostel Life

Students keep me questioning about hostel life, food quality and living conditions of hostels. But frankly speaking I don’t even remember a single struggle in my hostel life but still I cherish each day spent in hostel. Want to know what made my hostel life memorable? Want to know how I survived 4 years of hostel life and why I would pay any cost to live those days again? Read this article till end and you will get all your answers.

So how did it all started? It was first time I was away from my parents. It was first time I felt responsible for my own stuff. It was first time I was wishing someone to hold my hand and tell me I was not alone. It was first time I was among them as a stranger. It was first time when I met my friends. My hostel buddies. My life. My Memories. My everything.

Everything that happened between the time of our first hello and last goodbye was hostel life. This one sentence is enough to sum up hostel life but I would like to elaborate that “everything” a bit. What happened between this time were countless sleepless nights, late night cooking, hostel lawn cricket matches (trust me those were intense than India Pak match), late night campus walks, gym resolutions that were never fulfilled and night canteen sessions. I might be missing many points but if I mentioned all then there would be nothing for you to explore in your hostel life. I will discuss few chapters of this book called hostel life and will leave rest for you to explore.

Let’s start with chapter one. It is about night before exams. You will really get to know the worth of last night group study in hostel room because that will be the only time you will get to study (at least happened with me). And still one thing that will beat overnight study is revising notes and discussing topics you studied last night while you are heading towards your examination hall. Wait, story is not over yet. Suddenly you will see your topper friend explaining biasing of bipolar junction transistor and Mosfets and many other horrendous topics. That will be the time when you will realize you have ruined your whole semester just sleeping in hostel, playing guitar and discussing startup ideas which were never implemented. The silent words and enigmatic smile that you will exchange with your best buddy would act as your armor as you will walk towards the battle field. Story continues but I will leave this chapter for you to complete because I don’t want to give you spoiler about how one-night study will help you to survive those exams.

Second chapter talks about how hostels enhance your skills. Apart from providing you with 4-5 hours of sleep in non-exam days (don’t dare to sleep in exam days) hostels will make you multitalented. You will learn how to wash your own clothes using a manmade device called washing machine. Most of us would have heard this word once in a life time but while operating, first thing we will be figuring is, “Where the hell should I put my dirty clothes?”. Once you figure it out, other thing that will bother you is how much detergent to put and where to put? Wait detergent! Why nobody told me that I need to bring my own detergent? Yes, you will surely shout these words. Now how to arrange for that detergent and finally manage to wash your clothes after 7-8 hours of struggle will be your task to complete this chapter successfully.

Chapter three is about phone calls. Finally, at night when your parents will call you to ask about your wellbeing you will notice changed behaviors of your friends. They will try to distract you and assume that the person you are talking to on phone is a girl/boy (assume according to your interest) and will try their best to make you uncomfortable. How you will manage to successfully discuss your day with your parents? Till now you must have figured out what I am going to write. Yes, you are right my friend. That’s your job to complete this story.

There is no limit to the chapters that can be added to this book and yes you again guessed it right. That’s your job to as you will be writing your own book of hostel life. What! I forget to mention about some other common points? You must be waiting for a chapter about disgusting food, bad facilities, everything bad about hostels. I have survived all these evil elements and after my 4th year of college I am at that point where I don’t even remember worst mess dish. These memories don’t even deserve to be a part my book as I had some wonderful people who never let me bother about such experiences.

I would like to end this by saying “At some point, you have to realize that some people can stay in your heart forever but not in life”. All I have is nostalgia about hostel memories.

Best of luck for writing the book called “Hostel Life”. Write worth remembering.
Happy Reading 😊


In case you are reading my writings for first time this was Sahil Gogna- a normal guy who survived hostel life. You can know about me in about us column. And comment your chapters down here in comment sections. I would love to read yours. Thanks for reading.

Amazing Projects by Students of Thapar University

This post is dedicated to all the hardworking and creative students of Thapar University who have actually utilised their time in learning and building something practical. Most of the students don’t even get to know about the amazing projects made by their batch mates. Such projects certainly demands appreciation and attention. Following are some of the amazing projects made by students of Thapar University:

  1. Students of ECE, class of 2016, Garvit mantri, Lovish saluja and Gaurav Nagar made ‘Virtual Eye-A New vision for Blind’ OBJECTIVE: TO HELP THE BLIND PEOPLE AND ENHANCE THE SOCIETY. They even participated in IIT-B Techfest 2014 and were semifinalists.
  2. One of the most successful Team of Thapar “FATEH ” every year make one F1 Racing car and participate in competition in Uk. For more details out TEAM FATEH and their Work check out their official site :
  3. Garvit Mantri and Lovish Saluja, Student of ECE class of 2016 made another Project “Arjun Tank”. A wireless canon robot that can move on rough terrain.  They presented this project at IIT-D Techfest Tryst-2013.
  4. 2nd year student Shivam mehta and his team made a manual robot for Robowars. Check out the video:
  5. Mohit Goyal, student of ECE class of 2017 developed fully automatic and farmer friendly irrigation system that is power efficient, saves water and also helps reduce man power. It controls water level and is interfaced with LCD and GSM at current stage. Further developments such as android app, online portal and interpreting weather forecast data are in progress. Check out the Video :
  6. Arwinder Singh, Ankur Bindal and gaurav Handa in their 3rd Year took part in Texas Instruments Innovation challenge India Design Contest 2015. They made a Shopping Trolley with Automated Radio Control. They call it S.T.A.R.C. Here is the video which explains their project :

  7. Raghav Chopra, Sahil Gogna, Gagan Kukreja and Divij build a Gesture controlled Robot for IIT-B Techfest 2014 using Arduino and Accelerometer.  
  8. “RC QUADCOPTER” Built by Rahul Shahi, Raman Antil, Raghav Gupta & Prateek Wadhwa for IIT-B Techfest. Built with polyamide nylon frame integrated with 30A ESC connections controlling 4 (1000KV) BLDC Motors. Transmitter receiver works with 6 channels and 2.4Ghz frequency.

There are numerous such projects which are made by the students of Thapar University which do not get much attention even in the University itself. If you know any such good project or you want to publish your own project comment below or contact us. We will update the project.

Share this post to make your friends aware about these amazing projects and motivate them to build something amazing like this during their precious time in University.


CGPA Taboos

For some people, “CGPA IS THE ULTIMATE THING IN UNIVERSITY” and for others “CGPA doesn’t matter at all”. I would say, both of these thoughts about CGPA are wrong. In this blog post I will tell you whether your CGPA matters or not? What importance does it carry? I hope by the end of this post you will be clear with any CGPA Taboos that you carry!!

“How much cgpa is right for me?” This question has different answer for different students depending upon what they want to do after their under-graduation. I will answer this question from the perspective of most of the students, which is, getting a Job.

Believe me guys, Once you get shortlisted to sit in a company, CGPA doesn’t matter at all. But, concentrate more on  the word “SHORTLISTED”. If you are not shortlisted, you will not be able to even sit for the company exam. From my experience, If your CGPA is above 8, then you will be able to sit in 99% companies visiting the campus. And if your cgpa is above 7, then you will be able to sit in 90% companies. That’s the reason CGPA becomes the most important thing in university. Now, here’s the tricky part. What if you are always getting shortlisted but you don’t have the skills which companies actually want from you, You don’t have that personality, that aura, that technical knowledge or those coding skills? In my batch, I have seen both types of students. One were those who were unable to appear in much of the companies because of CGPA issues but when they got even 1 chance they bagged the Job. Second types were those who were always getting shortlisted for each company but still were getting rejected from companies because they lacked those skill set which company wanted.

So to conclude, I would say, CGPA holds importance till you are shortlisted for a company. After that, during interviews/GDs/Case Studies, companies will not care if you are a 10 pointer or 7 pointer. So, try maintaining a balance between studies and extra co-curricular activities. Build your coding skills if you want to get into software company. Build your public speaking skills and Team working skills if you want to work in a consultancy firm. Build your core technical knowledge other than that of course books if you want to get into core company of your respective branch. Keep in mind, studying for CGPA and studying for knowledge are two different things. I have seen people having high CGPA, still lacking basics. I have also seen people with low CGPA but having great technical knowledge.

All the best!

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