If you are living in India don’t forget to say Happy Engineer’s Day to your engineering fellow. Today on 15th of September, Engineer’s day is celebrated all over the India in the respect of “Sir Mokshagundam Visvesvaraya”, a notable Indian Engineer, who was born on 18th September 1860.
In India many young and upcoming “Engineering students” are inspired from 3 Idiots, a movie release some years ago, which gets viral all over India. And a prove, is this video in which four engineering students not three as in movie, in Mumbai have made a quadrophonic that flies by a remote control and have won a competition in an engineering college in Kanpur.
India is the country from where every year tons of engineering graduates pass out. And many Indian Engineering students are found in top Engineering universities around the world. India it self have a world-class universities in which IIT is known world-wide. The admission criteria of the university is very tough as millions of students take part in the Admission test. Such a university have produce brilliant students in the past who are working in world wide as well in India where we found mobility from government towards engineering in recent years. A few months ago an IITian was offered a job of Rs. 70 lakh by 9 billion dollar firm- Twitter. He was interviewed from San Fransisco while he was dwelling in India in front of his PC. He was not the position holder but was well enough to meet it. “Sitting in Delhi on a computer, I was trying my best to reply to the queries of software engineers of Twitter,” he said. Once the technical interviews were over, an Indian manager of the social networking site took another interview in Delhi on May 30 and two days later, I was told that they were hiring me, Later they mailed me the offer letter signed by the chief technical officer of Twitter with an annual package of $1,30,000 per annum. Inclusive of bonus, it is about Rs 70 lakh.” He said. But he has bigger dreams. “Being confined to a job isn’t my goal. I have friends working with Google and Facebook. Sometime in the future, we’d like to set up our own company.” Also many firms in India is uprooting Engineering and investing to create easiness in the life of people as Engineering is all bout creating safety and easiness to people. The biggest example of it is the Rs1 lakh car found on Indian roads known as Tata Nano which is the best vehicle for a family of 4-5. Also some thing like Aakash-2 Tablet which really is a good step towards Engineering and comforting people.
But the sad thing about Engineering in India is the less focus of upcoming students on oldest engineering branch, “Civil Engineering”.
An article read in New york Times in which the main clause was the lack of interest of upcoming students in civil engineering.
“Young Indians’ preference for software over steel and concrete poses an economic conundrum for India. Its much-envied information technology industry generates tens of thousands of relatively well-paying jobs every year. But that lure also continues the exodus of people qualified to build the infrastructure it desperately needs to improve living conditions for the rest of its one billion people — and to bolster the sort of industries that require good highways and railroads more than high-speed Internet links to the West.”
Since there is lack of interest and passion towards civil engineering so it hurts the quality. An executive Mr. Sujay Kalele said; “If we need 10 good-quality civil engineers, we may get four or five.”
Also India leading Construction L&T said,”You don’t get the best quality in civil engineers, because today the first choice for students is other branches of engineering, said K. P. Raghavan, an executive vice president in L.& T.’s construction division. “We are compensating with lots of training.”
Also the reason behind this is the first payment given to fresh civil engineers is not well enough. About six thousand dollar annually given to a fresh civil engineers and that is from a good Private firm not from government sector. Also the other reason of not well growth of Civil Engineering, is the huge corruption which is a big problem not only in India but of many countries.
Well lets hope the problem get solved soon. And yes to all of you “Happy Engineer’s day.”
One of the famous car of India- Tata Nano is once again giving its competitors a tough time. This time it is not because of its technicalities or any engineering facts or any pledges but by its smart planning and maneuvering.
TATA Nano manufacturers are now looking forward to do some marketing although it is not required to do on media and considering the fact that it holds the cheapest car tag up till now which really is itself an attraction, and if an industry attains it, will make it sales to fly high automatically. But besides that they are looking forward to create more and more awareness and understanding among people. Let us check out some of them.
One of the most popular Song sung by Dhanush, ‘Why this Kolaveri Di’ which gets viral all over the internet has sung for TATA and has performed well in the advertisement which shows how he saves the life of a girl by taking her to the hospital in such a heavy traffic? The car shows its smart acts…
so the combination of Dhanush and TATA Nano will definitely worked out for NANO, Mr. Ratan TATA had thanked him for his work.
As we all know that Facebook and Twitter are a great platform for products to gain popularity around globe, TATA NANO did the same too by creating an Official Pages on it which is creating awareness on Social Networking sites greatly.
TATA NANO is having more advantage of Facebook than that of Twitter as many people are posting and sharing Stories and Pictures with their TATA NANO. This surely is the smartest strategy.
As we all are aware from the online stores so do with Ebay. E-bay is one of the biggest online store from where you can buy or sell goods. TATA NANO will be the first to sell its products through Ebay.in
Other than the Car you can also buy TATA NANO’s key chains, watches and Computer Accessories, that sounds interesting too.
One of the most famous talk show host Jay Leno who is a big fan of cars as he has nearly 200 cars in his garages in which one of them is TATA NANO. That is not maneuvering that is what TATA NANO achieved as a respect from someone who respect and love cars. Let us see that will TATA NANO get any sale Booster from all above maneuvers? All the best and Keep it up 🙂
When the news break that the Indian automobile company is making a world cheapest car its competitors thought that it’s impossible but when the product was launch in the market and the company named it as a TATA NANO, its cooperate sector has given it a name of One lakh rupees Car and its owner Mr. Rattan Tata has given the name “People’s Car”. All people were shocked by this biggest breaking news of India in the year 2008.
Purpose of making this Car:
“Whenever I wanted to visit my relatives I had to rely on public transport or a bike. The car allows me to travel with my family,” a common man of India. Considering the common thinking of Indian, Purpose of the car was shown by the owner of TATA automobile company that it is a people’s car so it should be so cheap that people who earn 400-500 dollar can afford to take a new branded car.
Also a family of four or five can afford it.
Cost Cutting Features:
When the car was only in the mind of owner and designer and there challenge was to cut the features so that the car gets cheaper and cheaper but they need a family car.
There was in the minds of designers to make a roofless car but considering the facts that Indians with their families need some privacy and leaving a motorcycle and coming to car should have a strong reason so they can’t afford to make a roofless car. Also someone trying to design a two door car but then reviewing the purpose the idea was put in to dustbin.
Also they have to consider the roads and weather of India in designing the car. But there was no big work on it although the car assures with minimum safety. The two things which they work on it and by which they try to cut the features were weight of the body and material. The weight of the car is approximately 600 kg. There is a Multipoint fuel injector which is cheaper than direct injection, however it gets wet slightly while intake of 40/60 psi. In direct injection which takes fuel with the pressure of 1800 bar to 2600 bar and is dry and clean. However, in newer petrol, direct injection systems are beginning to replace.
It has 4 speed manual transmission (it’s not automatic) that makes it more cheap as it requires cheap parts to build comparing to automatic and it is mechanically simpler so it’s repairing and maintenance will cost cheaper. The Speed of the car is about 105Km/h, No power steering present in it and is unnecessary due to its light weight. The spare tire and gas tank are in the front, while the battery is under the driver’s seat. All that rearranging keeps the front axle weight balanced, and improves the handling of the car. Currently the car is based on gasoline no diesel version of this is out in the market. Although will work on it but it will lose the tag from the car of 1 lac.
Design of the car:
The car’s exterior was designed at Italy’s Institute of Development in Automotive Engineering.Mostly in India or any other Asian countries you will not find Car color to be yellow it looks like a TAXI color but NANO cars look appealing with this color.
What they had to do for marketing:
They had to do nothing for the marketing as the brand and their ideas were so big that they don’t need any big marketing. Indians in the start buy about 1.5 million cars and that’s enough to start your car business. Tata is building a network of Nano dealers in towns of fewer than 500,000 people. To make it more affordable, Tata offers a down payment as low as 15,000 rupees. It also extended the warranty to four years or 60,000 kilometers.TAT A has grown its relation with European countries and nearly we will see TATA NANO on European Roads
India’s best-selling and second-cheapest car, starts at 232,247 rupees. Although being the cheapest car will attract the most Indians but some of them will lose the interest,
“India is a value-for-money market, it’s not a cheap market. So when you are having a product which is available at 20, 25 percent higher price, but this is a proper car, then people would rather go for that rather than this car,” said Hetamasaria.
Secondly, Tata built a Nano plant in West Bengal, but was forced out in October 2008 by violent protests from farmers. It made Nanos temporarily at another plant while its new factory was built in Gujurat. For that they also had to trained the workers and fresh labors which was another challenge. As Petrol cars have been hit especially hard in the market so it will be against NANO Car.
Thirdly, some people of Indians do hesitate of buying the cheapest car as they think it is a pride of some people.
Fourthly, there was also question on carbon emission on which there engineers clarify that comparing with the carbon emission the car produces fairly low.
Fifthly, the burning issue of TATA Nano and all the fire accidents reported on the Tata Nano say the fire started in the rear where the engine is placed. Users of the Nano say they feel slight heat of the engine in the rear cabin. Is it because it is not properly insulated?
What TATA Motors need to do:
TATA NANO motors should start selling cars to neighboring countries of India to get increase in sells and moreover in Pakistan it is also impossible to buy 2 Lakh Pak Rupees new car and if TATA start selling cars in Pakistan on that price by planting their outlets so they could capture a new market where no one is King in making cheap and affordable cars. In US, Tata will not succeed as people of US despite of inflation look for best and quality although TATA gives quality but the thinking of having a super fast cars will make the business of cars not so high in US, whereas in Pakistan they can get some great and positive results.