Dear Engineering Students,
I am Shankar, did my M.Tech in Power and Control from IIT Kanpur, B.Tech from JNTU Kakinada Campus and Diploma from Andhra Polytechnic Kakinada.
I worked in General Electric, Hyderabad for 6 years in the field of renewable energy sources. At present, delivering number of lectures in the field of power electronics (since 2007) and delivered lectures in Control systems as well (in the past) especially for GATE/ESE/PSUs. This blog is to explore the various opportunities for electrical engineering students especially preparing for competitive exams. I would like to utilize this blog as platform to share information as much as I can and requesting the continuous feed back for the improvement. I am maintaining this blog after my busy schedule as part of social service and giving back something to the society. If you like it, you can also be part of it

BNSS Shankar

Learning gives creativity, Creativity leads to thinking,Thinking provides knowledge, Knowledge makes you great
Always try to learn something from your actions
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Friday, December 20, 2013

Admit cards

Dear All,
Hope all are preparing well for GATE. I hope all are received admit cards and might be knowing your exam time by now. Plan accordingly and I wish you all the best

In this exam hurry, donot forget to apply for PSUs.

IOCL online registration is started. Apply it ASAP. Dont wait and dont postpone these things till last minute as you will feel more stress before the exam

Monday, December 16, 2013

Practice tests

Dear All,
I have uploaded few practice questions.
Try to solve for your practice:

Test 1
Test 2
Problem 1


I will release Question bank on PE shortly...Drafting work is in progress

Sunday, December 15, 2013

GATE Exam tension

Dear All,
Hope all of you are preparing well for GATE. Recently I am getting some questions from students that they are demotivating and facing lot of stress as exam is near by.
Do not loose your confidence and prepare well with same tempo

Few tips:
  • Make a list of formula and prepare tables from all subjects
  • This is the time for preparing as groups and it will help a lot for interview preparation. Have a healthy discussion.
  • If any one is criticizing you (like you are genius mama....kevvu keka.....), try to avoid them. Tell them all are same that is the reason we are in coaching center. we should sharpen our knowledge here
  • Dont go back to your homes once syllabus is over. Home food will make you more sleepy. If you stay with friends during this time, their tension will make you to prepare more. This is my personal experience
  • Your focus should be only on exam (postpone your external affairs until March 2nd) and always dont forget your years of struggle to attend classes from 6am to 8.30 pm (ooops ..........tortured schedule....I have never attended classes like this...thanks to my god!!!)
  • This is not the time to think about results and specilizations
  • I am there to guide you after GATE results in choosing specializations and in your job hunt
  • Finally believe your will power and keep in mind rankers are not coming from heaven and will come from your bench mates only

Sky is the limit guys.....Be rocking ....All the best

Monday, December 9, 2013

Note to all

Dear all,
I would like to clarify one point to all.
I am maintaining this blog and giving guidance to students as volunteer and time consuming for me
No faculty will waste their time like this. If anyone demands me to get reply from me, sorry to them
I haven't replied one student because email is not proper and not trying the problem and directly asked me the solution. I am very much disappointed that I got one warning email from that student.
If it repeats, I will not reply and will not add any more to my network and will stop all of my blog activities
And finally, blog is add on benefit to my students. Dont forget this. You have no right to demand and warn me.

Wednesday, December 4, 2013

Interview questions for MS and PhD in IIT Madras (2013-Dec)

Dear all,
One of my student Miss Madhuri from PM5A-GATE14 batch recently (1st week of Dec 2013) attended interview for admission into MS/PhD programme for power electronics in IIT Madras for Winter session 2013
I asked her to share one hour interview and written test questions with all of us

Click here for more details

Sunday, December 1, 2013

How to manage stress for students

A Session on best practices for Students to cope with stress

by Mr. G.Mukundhan, IISc Bangalore

Click here

Thursday, November 28, 2013

How is your GATE preparation

Dear all,
I hope, everyone is preparing well for GATE. If I scold anyone in the class please do not take it personally. I want you people not to waste one more year and at least with my words you will prepare well and will settle in your life quickly.

With these situations only, I am scaring to say anything in the class. Hope you will understand my feelings and my passion about students. I think it doesnt  looks good to speak anything other than waveforms in class. (Of course I am paid for only waveforms) But I came to this profession not to work as money making machine. I came here to give good engineers to India. Hope you will be part of that group. Kindly do not ask me any suggestions to go for abroad. I am not the correct person to guide that

If anyone demotivated and depressed about my words and my class, I am extremely sorry for that

With best wishes,
your electrical mentor

Sunday, November 24, 2013

About mentor in our life

Dear All,
I would like to share few thoughts in my mind.
When I was in student stage, I thought that if we donate some of our earnings to poor students, it will be a great serving to the community. Because I struggled a lot even to buy a book of Rs 500/- also. Entire my education was carried out with scholarships and in govt colleges. I didnt know how coaching centers also, I am seeing these classes as a faculty only whether you believe or not
After I got job, as per my wish, I used to give some donations to charity trusts and some poor students. But, I am not getting satisfaction because I have not seen worth in that.
What I felt is giving some money or food will not help. If you give some guidance to the people, it will change their life rather than giving food or money. With this intention only, I left my job and entered into this student community as mentor.

When I was referring today's EENADU Sunday magazine after coming from class (of course it is Telugu version), I am very happy about my step. Our blog name is also perfect match
I would recommend everyone of my blog users to read this article. (Sorry for non Telugu guys)
To read article: Click here

I strongly believe we will have good career and future if we have good mentor in our life. Try to find good mentor from your friend, teacher, parents or end for this list

And also do mentoring for your next generation and contribute for the development of society. I am seeing lot of happiness in doing this

With best wishes,
Your electrical mentor

Sunday, November 17, 2013

Face book group

Dear all,
I just now created facebook group for us

Electrical Mentor


Saturday, November 16, 2013

IES 2013 Vacancy list tentative

 Total Seats in ESE -2013 : 770 ( As Per RTI info.)

Important Information related to ESE 2013 Examination :

As per ESE-2013 Notification released by UPSC on 06-04-2013, expected seats are 763 including 19 PH vacancies.

Actual number of vacancies varies almost every year as these seats are tentative at the time of notification and final results comes after one year.

Interview tips for IES

Dear All,
Recently written test results of engineering services exam 2013 have been released. Congratulations for successful candidates.
Here I am posting some of the preparation tips for interview as per my knowledge

For interview tips click here
For Sample interview questions on Electrical engineering during GATE admission are available in this blog. You can refer these also

Please share this information to all of your friends for their benefit. I am OK even if you share this information in your facebook groups as well

I wish you all the best

Thursday, November 14, 2013

Reg HAL exam

Dear All,
If you wrote HAL exam, I will be happy if you send me questions from you memory.
I will consolidate it and will post in my blog so that it will be useful for next batch students
And also share your feedback regarding how much our class was useful for these type of competitive exams

Thanks in advance

Monday, November 4, 2013

PSUs signed MoU with GATE

The following public sector undertakings (PSUs) have already signed MoUs with GATE for using GATE 2014 score as screening tool for recruiting engineers at entry level positions.
  1. Bharat Petroleum Corporation Ltd.
  2. Hindustan Petroleum Corporation Ltd.
  3. Indian Oil Corporation Ltd.
  4. National Fertilizers Ltd.
  5. Neyveli Lignite Corporation Ltd.
  6. NHPC Ltd.
  7. NTPC Ltd.
  8. Power Grid Corporation of India Ltd.
  9. Vizag Steel Plant
  10. GAIL (INDIA) Limited
  11. Mineral Exploation Corporation Ltd.
Many other PSUs are also processing the MoU and these are in progress.

For more details click here

Tuesday, October 29, 2013

Thanks to Bhubaneswar

Dear All,
Thanks to Bhubaneswar students and staff for the nice hospitality provided
I really appreciate most of the students dedication to attend the classes in such a rainy/flood climate
Few students disappointed me as attending classes without calculators. Hope they will realize my words in their future
Some people really touched my heart in the last hour when they took my blessings by touching my feet. Its really first time experience in my teaching. I really felt so proud after resigning my job as an engineer and enter into such a honorable profession as teacher
But, overall my first visit to Bhubaneswar gave me good memories

I wish you all the best. Please be in touch

Tuesday, October 15, 2013

Notification for Graduate Executive Trainees

RITES Ltd :Graduate Executive Trainee
Eligibility : BE/B.Tech(Civil, ECE, Mech, Metallurgical, Electrical)
Last Date : 18 Oct 2013

Link:Click here

Sunday, October 13, 2013

Rectification of Defects in GATE 2014 application

Rectification of Defects:
All the applications received by respective zones will be scrutinised. The candidates will see relevant message on GOAPS login, if any defect is found during scrutiny. In order to remove the defect, such candidate has to take action as per the table shown below. Necessary rectification is required before 30th October 2013 for accepting such applications. If no action is taken by the candidate, the application will be rejected.

For more details,

Wednesday, October 2, 2013

Solutions for open book test

Dear all,
Solutions for our open book test (including question paper) conducted on 27-Sept-2013 are available in first floor xerox center
Interested one can take the benefit of it
Try to discuss the paper with your friends and solve on your own. I gave only procedure how to solve the problem, i want you to do some more home work to complete the problem

Monday, September 30, 2013

Thanks to PMA & PM1C batch

Dear all,
This message is to PMA&PM1C batch.
Thanks for your love and treat given to me today....I am so happy, excited a lot and was not able to talk anything
I deliverer the lecture like that because of your interest during the classes

I wish you all the best

Sunday, September 15, 2013

Project engineers posts in CDAC

Centre for Development of Advanced Computing (C-DAC) is a Scientific Society of the Department of Information Technology, Ministry of Communications & Information Technology, Government of India.

C-DAC invites applications for Project engineers –I and II from eligible B.Tech/M.Tech (PE&Drives, PS) graduates
For more details visit the notification

Last date: 23 Sept, 2013

Electrical engineering reference books

Dear all,
So many students are asking me to provide the reference books for important subjects. I have posted some of the popular references to the best of my knowledge
I will update this page with remaining subjects as well

Saturday, September 14, 2013

BARC for GATE aspirants

BARC for GATE aspirants
Dear Students,
So many people are writing me emails that, “We are from poor background and difficult to do M.Tech and want to go for jobs”. I posted some information is useful to do both as the famous research organization in India - BARC is sponsoring M.Tech in IITs along with promising job

Wednesday, September 11, 2013


IIT Bombay - Monash Research academy
Monash Research academy is offering schorships in Science, Technology, Engineering, Humanities and Management disciplines to do PhD
This is the Joint Venture programme by IIT Bombay and Monash research academy, Melbourne (Australia)
Eligibility: B.Tech/M.Tech/M.E in Engineering/Scicence or MBA first class degree

Last date: 26 Sept 2013
For more details:

PrimeMinsiter fellowship scheme

The Hon’ble Prime Minister, in his speech as General President of the Indian Science Congress Association, announced a special scheme for 100 'Doctoral Research Fellowships' every year during the Inception Ceremony in June 2012 in Kolkata

In this programme, scholarships will be given to do PhD students in Science, Technology, Engineering, Agriculture and Medicine

Scholorship Amount: Around Rs. 6 lacs per annum
Last date: Nov 30, 2013
For more details:

Saturday, September 7, 2013

Preparation tips - after GATE results

Dear all,
I published some information to get an awareness on the admission process of M.Tech in IITs
I feel, this information is very useful after GATE results are announced. If you have some idea on this process before GATE exam, you can prepare well to realize your dream….to become an IITian
To know more about it visit post GATE preparation section in this blog
You can also visit Interview questions section in this blog

All the best