‘A unique opportunity to serve the Nation’
Prajwal, a 28 year old Mechanical Engineering graduate from the National Institute of Engineering (NIE), Mysuru, who recently cleared the UPSC exam with a rank of 636 has some valuable tips for youngsters aspiring to join the Civil services. ‘Plan your work & work your plan’ is his mantra for success. He insists that he was complacent in the beginning and focused too much on reading rather than writing, which resulted in him clearing prelims regularly but failing in the main examination. When asked for his advice for UPSC aspirants he says ‘Ask yourself why civil service? What is it which drives you? Keep your preparation discreet so that you can avoid distractions. There will be failures, don’t lose hope. Learn from your mistakes, always improve, no matter the field. Be thankful for all your life experiences. Finally stay motivated, perseverance is the key, and give always your best.’
>Prajwal firmly believes that UPSC is a unique opportunity for a patriot to serve the Nation. This impressive achievement is a result of continuous and determined effort since 2015. He says that his training as an engineer, while not being a distinct advantage, has provided him with a multidimensional approach to solve problems. He fondly remembers his time at NIE when the idea of pursuing UPSC germinated. His discussions with classmates &Professors about the role of an engineer and a citizen in the society sparked a train of thought ending at the footsteps of the Civil Services.
Ever since graduating in the year 2013, Prajwal has also been employed in the private sector balancing his work & exam preparation with aplomb. He credits this to his experience in the Dept. of Mechanical Engineering, NIE, as a trainer/teaching assistant where he was responsible for training his juniors. He highlights the significance of cutting down on any and all distractions he faced. Devoting time & energy on a consistent basis is key, he says. Teachers at NIE remember him to be an inquisitive, determined and accomplished student.
His ambitions and goals for the future are focussed in his mind. ‘Clearing civil service is but the starting point of the journey. I wish to accomplish few things. Contributing my bit towards the society in the service I am appointed to. I want to make sure that the policies reach the people of our nation without any hiccups.’
Vice Principal, NIE, Mysuru
Mysore, 11th March 2019: The National Institute of Engineering (NIE), Mysuru, inaugurated the NIE-Siemens Technical Centre in collaboration with German major Siemens on 10th MArch at their campus. Mr N.R. Narayana Murthy, Director, NIE Management Committee, inaugurated its Centre of Excellence while Mr Srinath Batni, President, NIE Management Committee, presided the event.
The centre of excellence aims to train students and working professionals with the latest and futuristic industry-relevant skills. The initiative will improve employability and assist in better placements for students.
Speaking on the occasion, Mr N.R. Narayana Murthy, Director, NIE Management Committee, and Infosys co-founder, said, “Automation is the future for engineers, not just Mechanical but all other streams. The colleges in the country must prepare our students for the future. The students must be able to challenge their teachers and the teachers must be able to rise and meet these challenges. So, its crucial that, students should carry out projects in companies like SIEMENS to understand the practical aspects of any software.”
Speaking of the collaboration, Mr Rahul Sehgal, Director-Business Development, Siemens Industry Software (India) Pvt Ltd, said, “companies like Siemens are putting in efforts to aid colleges like NIE to connect with the Industry and the world market to achieve its goals”.
Dr. G. Ravi, Principal, NIE Mysore Dr. M. V. Achutha, Professor & Head, Mechanical Engineering, NIE Mysore for were also present at the occassion.
The “Siemens Technical Centre” is an interdisciplinary, industry-backed centre focused on developing excellence in skills for the Automotive, Aerospace & Defence, Industrial Machinery, Marine and Factory Automation Industry Sector. Through training and implementation of Industry–relevant technologies and processes, the centre aims to facilitate a multi-disciplinary learning environment across Science, Technology, Engineering and Management faculties. It is designed to meet the demands of the industries’ ever-changing processes and help build skills around collaborations and innovations. The centre will leverage Siemens’ integrated platform to draw upon expertise from various industries and provide its partners with knowledge and tools.
The centre will soon start training students and professionals from numerous colleges and industries in the area of Automation Technology.
The princely city of Mysore, in Karnataka, plays host to the National Institute of Engineering, fondly called NIE. Established in 1946, the institute has been granted autonomy in 2007 from Visvesvaraya Technological University. Currently the college offers, 7 Bachelor, 11 Master’s and 5 Post-graduate Diploma programmes and has 13 Centres of Excellence.
NIE envisages its journey of excellence on three strong pillars:
- Intellectual infrastructure creation
- Courses/services offerings
- Institution building