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1 Career in Civil Engineering… Informal presentation By Pravin Kolhe Thursday, May 07, 2015 1

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 Career in Civil Engineering, by- Pravin Kolhe Thursday, May 07, 2015

3 Why to become a Civil Engineer?  For money?  For comfort?  For satisfaction  To achieve ‘something’ in life 3 Career in Civil Engineering, by- Pravin Kolhe Thursday, May 07, 2015

4 Pre-requisite? SStrong common sense PPositive attitude VVision HHonesty and dedication EEthics: ‘ Chalata hain… nahi chalega…!’ MManagement skills and teamwork CCourage to face challenges. GGood health: Physical capabilities EExtraordinary Brilliant: NOT necessary…! 4 Career in Civil Engineering, by- Pravin Kolhe Thursday, May 07, 2015

5 Specializations in CE SStructural Engineering TTransportation Engineering GGeotechnical Engineering WWater Resource/Hydraulics/Irrigation Engineering RRemote Sensing/Geo-informatics/Surveying EEnvironmental Engineering EEarthquake Engineering GGeology/Geoscience Engineering PProject Management/Construction Management MMaintenance Engineering AAnd so on…! 5 Career in Civil Engineering, by- Pravin Kolhe Thursday, May 07, 2015

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 Career in Civil Engineering, by- Pravin Kolhe Thursday, May 07, 2015

7 How to top with minimum study ? UUr major activities:- TTake ‘smart’ decisions and make sacrifices. It will pay U back. RRemember ‘No Free Lunch’ Theorem. SStair method: AAlways set a small goal GGet it done TThis will give U lot of confidence. TThen set next higher goal NNever jump directly…! Remember: Low Aim Is Crime College Study Sleeping Social Activities Entertainment Frustration and depression Thursday, May 07, 2015 7 Career in Civil Engineering, by- Pravin Kolhe How to top with optimum study ?

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. RRemember: PPeople generally overestimate themselves. Initially you may fail, but after some time, planning will become Ur habit. I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. Thursday, May 07, 2015 8 Career in Civil Engineering, by- Pravin Kolhe

9 Organization of syllabus-  Concentrate on 1 st quadrant ( 50 % time)  2 nd quadrant: (20% time)  3 rd quadrant: (20% time)  Don’t waste Ur time on 4 th quadrant. (10 % time) Thursday, May 07, 2015 9 Career in Civil Engineering, by- Pravin Kolhe

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.  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.  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. Thursday, May 07, 2015 10 Career in Civil Engineering, by- Pravin Kolhe

11 Notes: UUse Ur own notes. MMake a habit to take notes in class. 11 st Revision notes: 10 pages/chapter 22 nd revision notes: 3 pages/chapter 33 rd revision notes: ½ page/chapter ZZip and unzip procedure. KKeep Ur notes and books with U…forever. BBefore going to exam, close all the books and have a look on final notes Thursday, May 07, 2015 11 Career in Civil Engineering, by- Pravin Kolhe

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. WWrite what U understand/not understand on that book. IIt will help U in next revision. DDon’t write on Library books. Instead, first make a Xerox copy. IIt is better to solve/read a book twice rather than two books once. CClarify Ur doubts from Ur teachers/friends. Help others. RRemember, Having no concept is better than mis-concept. Thursday, May 07, 2015 12 Career in Civil Engineering, by- Pravin Kolhe

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 Thursday, May 07, 2015 13 Career in Civil Engineering, by- Pravin Kolhe

14 Tips- EExam ke kuch din pehale frustration ho jata hain… Kya kare? DDon’t worry…Its natural…! Remember: A piece of coal perform well under temperature and pressure, known as ‘Diamond’. U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. Thursday, May 07, 2015 14 Career in Civil Engineering, by- Pravin Kolhe

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. Thursday, May 07, 2015 15 Career in Civil Engineering, by- Pravin Kolhe  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.

16 Definitions of degree-  BE/BTech: I know everything  ME/MTech: I know something  PhD: I know NOTHING.  PDF: I want to learn. AAttitude: I know NOTHING; but I want to LEARN. 16 Career in Civil Engineering, by- Pravin Kolhe Thursday, May 07, 2015

17 Career Options for Civil Engineer 17 Career in Civil Engineering, by- Pravin Kolhe Thursday, May 07, 2015

18 Career Options: Field Jobs 18 Career in Civil Engineering, by- Pravin Kolhe Thursday, May 07, 2015

19 Career Options: Government Jobs 19 Career in Civil Engineering, by- Pravin Kolhe Thursday, May 07, 2015 Non-EngineeringEngineering

20 Career Options: Research IIT B 6 specializations; 50 seats for MTech IIT D 6 specializations; 50 seats for MTech IIT G 6 specializations; 50 seats for MTech IIT K 6 specializations; 50 seats for MTech IIT Kgp 6 specializations; 50 seats for MTech IIT M 6 specializations; 50 seats for MTech IIT R 6 specializations; 50 seats for MTech IISc B 6 specializations; 50 seats for MTech Why IITs and IISc  Total seats in IIT’s and IISc =  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 Career in Civil Engineering, by- Pravin Kolhe Thursday, May 07, 2015

21 Career Option: Management NICMAR CET/GATE NITIE CAT/GATE IIM’s CAT MBA 21 Career in Civil Engineering, by- Pravin Kolhe Thursday, May 07, 2015

22 Line of sight: BBroad vision BBe inspired from others IInteract with others RRemember: Excellence is a journey; not destination. WWhen U achieve success, U will face challenge and again U have to achieve success. Thursday, May 07, 2015 22 Career in Civil Engineering, by- Pravin Kolhe C B A U Line of sight Ur initial aim Ur ultimate aim

23 Confused..? Which field I should join? JJust ask one question to Ur mind- WWhat U want to be after 10 years from now? CConsider Ur capabilities and limitations…! DDon’t underestimate or Overestimate Ur self. UUr answer will be Ur career Thursday, May 07, 2015 23 Career in Civil Engineering, by- Pravin Kolhe

24 How to overcome 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. Thursday, May 07, 2015 24 Career in Civil Engineering, by- Pravin Kolhe

25 My story IIt is possible only because of positive attitude and self confidence. EExcellence is a journey; not destination. TThere are thousands way to achieve Ur goal; but U have to choose optimum way. RRemember: Everything is possible in life. U should have courage to do things. BBelieve Ur’self and one day U will be at TOP. Thursday, May 07, 2015 25 Career in Civil Engineering, by- Pravin Kolhe Year(Re)mark FE (1999-2000)Ex…! 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 Engineering Services (2005-2007) Topper in Maharashtra [GEN]

26 A motivating video for Civil Engineers  Do U want to see potential of CE?  Millau Viaduct: World tallest bridge Thursday, May 07, 2015 26 Career in Civil Engineering, by- Pravin Kolhe

27 Wish you all the best. 27 Contact me at pravinkolhe.iitk@gmail.com T H A N K ‘U’ This PPT is available at my webpagemy webpage Thursday, May 07, 2015 Career in Civil Engineering, by- Pravin Kolhe


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