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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Monday, April 25, 2016

Important tips for IITK interview

Dear All,
Please keep the following points in mind before going to Written test/Interview in IITK for Power engineering specialization
Concentrate more on the following topics:

From PE:
  1. DC - DC Converter analysis from my notes
  2. L and C concept explanation....especially Volt sec balance for L and Amp - sec balance for C
  3. DC - AC Converters and PWM techniques
  4. Switch classifications and realizations for various circuits
From PS:
  1. Load flow analysis
  2. Jacobian formation and its importance
  3. Stability analysis with equal are criterion
  4. Load frequency control
Few more interview questions (in general) are available in my PEQB Rev 2
If you have any specific question, feel free to ask me

With best wishes,
BNSS Shankar, M.Tech (IITK), MIE
Electrical Mentor  

Thursday, April 21, 2016

PEQB Revision 2

Dear All,
Power Electronics Question bank (PEQB - Rev2) with major changes uploaded in my blog.
Click here to download

With best wishes,
BNSS Shankar, M.Tech (IITK), MIE
Electrical Mentor 

Saturday, April 16, 2016

BARC 2016 result

Dear All,
Click here to view the result
Do remember the following points:
For BARC interview, you can prepare and select any 3 subjects to the best of your knowledge. (PE is not mandatory). They will test your knowledge in 3 aspects in the span of 45 min to 90 min.
I gave some interview questions in my PEQB. (p76 to p88) You can use them for practice if your interest matches with those questions.
  • Understanding in concepts (fundamentals)
  • Analytical skills (analysis of any given problem/issue on the spot)
  • Application of that concept in practice/industry
With best wishes,
BNSS Shankar, M.Tech (IITK), MIE
Electrical Mentor  

Thursday, April 14, 2016

CCMT 2016

Dear All,
Centralized Counseling for M.Tech./M.Arch./M.Plan. Admissions into NITs and various IIITs started.
Click here view the CCMT 2016 website
Last date for Online Choice Locking : 13 - 16 May 2016 - till 11.59 PM

With best wishes,
BNSS Shankar, M.Tech (IITK), MIE
Electrical Mentor  

Friday, April 8, 2016

College ranks in 2016

Dear all,
Department of Higher education (MHRD, India) released ranking of colleges (Engg, management, Pharmacy, Universities) in India for the year 2016. You can use this information for your admissions of 2016 - 17.
  • Indian Institute of Science (IISc), Bengaluru is ranked as the first amongst universities 
Top 25 Engineering (Technology) colleges in India :
  1.  Indian Institute of Technology Madras (established in 1959)
  2. Indian Institute of Technology Bombay    (established in 1958)
  3. Indian Institute of Technology Kharagpur (established in 1951)
  4. Indian Institute of Technology Delhi  (established in 1961) 
  5. Indian Institute of Technology Kanpur  (established in 1959)
  6. Indian Institute of Technology Roorkee  (established in 2001)
  7. Indian Institute of Technology Hyderabad  (established in 2008) 
  8. Indian Institute of Technology Gandhinagar (established in 2008)
  9. Indian Institute of Technology Ropar (established in 2009)
  10. Indian Institute of Technology Patna (established in 2008)
  11.  Indian Institute of Technology Guwahati (established in 1994)
  12.  National Institute of Technology Tiruchirapalli (established in 1964)
  13. Vellore Institute of Technology Vellore (established in 1984)
  14. Indian Institute of Technology Varanasi (BHU) (established in 2012)
  15. Sardar Vallabhbhai National Institute of Technology Surat (established in 1961)
  16. Indian Institute of Technology Indore (established in 2009)
  17. Birla Institute of Technology Ranchi (established in 1955)
  18. Visvesvarya National Institute of Technology Nagpur (established in 1960)
  19. National Institute of Technology Rourkela (established in 1961)
  20. Indian Institute of Technology Mandi (established in 2008)
  21. College of engineering Pune (established in1854)
  22.  National Institute of Technology Karnataka (established in 1960)
  23. Motilal Nehru National Institute of Technology Allahabad (established in 1961)
  24. PSG college of technology (established in 1951)
  25. Indian Institute of Technology Jodhpur (established in 2008)
With best wishes,
BNSS Shankar, M.Tech (IITK), MIE
Electrical Mentor 

Ugadi wishes

Dear All,
My best wishes to all of my student community on the occasion of

Tuesday, April 5, 2016

Reg: CSIR Fellowship

Dear All,
CSIR fellowships are increased.
Click here to view the enhancement notification

With best wishes,
BNSS Shankar, M.Tech(IITK)
Electrical Mentor


Dear All,
I would like congratulate one of my student V.PREMCHNDAR REDDY.
He got  provisionally selected for appointment to the post of Manager (Engineering) in Hyderabad Metro Water Supply & Sewerage Board Services
 With best wishes,
BNSS Shankar, M.Tech(IITK)
Electrical Mentor