During my schooling, I remember my teacher telling me “Never stop learning, because knowledge is the only thing which stays with you always”. This line stuck in my mind and so I am always eager to learn.
Ever since my childhood, I have had an affinity towards science and technology. As a part of school science committee, I always had a chance to be a part of Science Exhibitions, Site visits etc. Computers always fascinated everyone but what fascinated me more is the electronics inside the computers, I always wanted to learn how those circuit boards worked. After completing 10 years of exciting schooling I was able to score 88.96% in my X Standard.
Since I was more into Electronics I was able to choose Electronics instead of Biology or Computer science during my Intermediate studies. That’s where I learnt little more about electronics and also discovered something more exciting known as electricals. I was able to put in seven hours of grueling study every day for two years with the aim of performing well in the competitive exams. This assiduous labor bore fruit after I scored 93% in my major – Electronics and 86% in overall giving me the opportunity to secure a merit seat in Sir M. Visvesvaraya Institute of Technology, Bengaluru affiliated to Visvesvaraya Technological University for my undergraduate studies and I took Electrical and Electronics Engineering as my undergraduate course because it covered all the electronics as well as electrical courses. I was introduced to various electrical and electronics courses such as Analog Electronics, Digital signal processing, Field Theory, Control Systems, DC Machines, Microcontrollers, Network Analysis Etc.
My major project was during my final year of engineering, we were a team of four and our project was “New Improved Interleaved Buck Converter with Low Switching Losses”. It’s a stepdown voltage converter with low switching losses and high stepdown conversion rate making it advantageous over a Conventional Buck Convertor. The project was completed both by software simulation and hardware representation. Using Arduino Uno, Opto Couplers, Transformers, Filters, Voltage Circuits Etc. for our project was very stimulating and was also appreciated by many senior professors.
Being a team member of college cultural committee, I was involved in many co-curricular activities such as Drama, Skit, Street Play that helped me hone my team building skills and contributed towards solidifying my leadership abilities. I also lead the organizing team of “ISIRI”, The cultural fest of my college which encouraged all the students from different states to participate and learn more about Culture of my state. Photography is also one of my biggest hobbies, Inter-College fests and functions gave me opportunities to show my photography skills.
My final year project made me more inquisitive about microcontrollers, So I joined an Electronics Corporation of India LTD certified “Embedded System Design “course as soon as I completed my undergrad. During my training I learnt deeply about Assembly language and Micro controllers like 8051, Arduino Uno, Cortex ARM M0/M3. With the use of protocols and peripherals such as UART, I2C, MAX232, ADC, LCD/LED, RTC, EEPROM, Timers, DC Motor, IR Sensor, RFID, Ultrasonic Sensor, Bluetooth Module I was able to do number of small projects writing my own embedded C codes.
Later I started working in Tata Consultancy Services where I was put into an intense training in Infrastructure Services with emphasis on Networking. The course covered topics like – Networking models, Networking protocols, Networking Algorithms, Networking Devices, Networking Media, Networking Topology, Concept of different Servers, Concept of Networking Security, Implementation of a simple LAN and WAN, VOIP, CUCM, UCCX, connecting a particular office or site to Internet, Securing a particular site from outside, Wireless Network and its Security, Simple Network Troubleshooting, Network Addresses. After training I got a Retail project as a Network Administrator where I got to troubleshoot live networks and VoIP devices, in past two years of working as an Network Administrator I gained more knowledge about networking and also network VOIP which indeed increased my troubleshooting skills and learnt how to respond to different scenarios.