IISc Bangalore

Just checked my Application Status.
“Not selected at IISc Bangalore for any course.”

Well it was the expected result. AIR 218 in EC & a ‘not so good’ interview.

But still failures make u feel a little bad…

Lets see what other IITs have in store for me. 🙂


IISc CEDT written test & Interview

We reached IISc (or TATA institute, as it is locally called) at about 7.30am. We were not having the right knowledge of how much time will it take to reach IISc. So we left the rest house at 7am.

The test was supposed to start at 9am. Rohan was whiling away with the newspaper. Then i too got involved in it. We then went for a walk in the IISc campus(actually jungle).

Ok. Back to topic.
About the TEST: The test started at 9.15am. It was 1.5 hr test. To our surprise the test was SUBJECTIVE as against OBJECTIVE as mentioned in the call letter. Main tabhi samajh gaya ki ‘mushkil hai boss’.

The Qs were of 1M & 2M like GATE but subjective. I solved some of them. It was ok-ok. I was on the boundary(may or may not be called for interview). The results were out at 7pm. I called my friends in Mumbai to check out.

I got selected for interview.

About interview: There were 3 Interveiwers. They asked mainly about my BE project. Then went deep into it. Asked some Qs on controllers (PI) as i used stepper motors & the proj involved a path tracing.
How to correct the position of the robot if it gets drifted from its path?
Which type will u use, accumulator or gain?
Write some eqns & explain.
What’ll the robo do if there is intersection in the path?
Then gave an eg & asked how the particular path will be followed.

Couldn’t do the controller part well. Rest was ok.

Then 1 of them asked about very simple basics of vlsi which i answered. Then my time (20min sharp) got over.

So overall it was…hmm… ok…actually, bad.

I m not hoping at all.

Helpless College

As i mentioned earlier, I am leaving (with Rohan Shah) for bangalore on 18 april,09. I am left with the following tasks:

  1. ESRP – 1 expt left to perform, 1’s writeup is left. Then the Index
  2. PE – 2 expts left to write. Then the Index.
  3. Mechatronics – 1 expt left to write which is also having a print out that needs to be attached. This print out is supposed to be taken from outside(not from college).
  4. DCN – Index
  5. PROJECT REPORT – Chapters till 4 and ch6 done. Tushar is writing  ch5, Poorna is helping with ch7. Bibliography, appendix remaining. Plus the formatting is also remaining.
  6. College MIDTERMS – on 16th & 17th for which i have studied nothing. Nothing means NOTHING AT ALL. Dont know why are we having exams just a day before proj report submission.
    In short a lot needs to be done before i leave…

Our college has added to our menace.
We talked to Sapna mam, she is ready to take submission on 23rd instead of 21st.
But Srija mam has ordered to get all the files signed by 17, ie. tomorrow. God only knows the reason why we can’t submit later.
Rahul sir tried to help us. He talked to Srija mam put she is not ready to budge.
Also we are not allowed to submit the Project Report later with the reason that our Project partners will take care of that. But since i have started with the report & its formatting, i know a lot that my partners will take time to understand. But this – college doesn’t understand.

Such a behaviour of college for its students who are appearing for interview in a prestigious institute for MTech, was not expected at all. Is college ka kuch nahi ho sakta…

So finally we are supposed to do the above listed jobs in 1 day. Lets see how much we can do.

IISc interview call

I got a call for Test and interview from IISc bangalore. The test & interview is for the course “Electronics Design and technology (ED)”. The course is conducted by Center of  Electronics Design and Technology (CEDT), a center inside IISc Bangalore.

Test is supposed to be Objective and those who pass this, only will be called for the interview. The schedule for the test is
April 20, 2009 at 9 am at Central Hall Complex, IISc.

I am leaving on April 18 at 9am by Udyan Express. 1 day in advance for sight seeing. hehe 🙂

College File Submission remains a headache. Its scheduled on April 21 and we are still left with a expt in ESRP & PE. Also we need to submit the Project report on April 18, which is not ready yet.