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You have landed the coveted seat as a Mechanical Engineering student. Congratulations! What is your next goal? What career options after Mechanical Engineering are you considering? You will be happy to know that mechanical engineers have a much wider career field to choose from than many other engineering disciplines.

Introduction to Mechanical Engineering Field:

The best part of engineering, any discipline of engineering, is to be able to engineer things. As a mechanical engineer, you would become familiar with fundamental aspects of many other disciplines. Mechanical Engineering is a seminal discipline of engineering from which many other branches (automobile engineering, aerospace engineering, etc.) have developed.

Mechanical Engineering formally emerged as a discipline in the 18th century during the Industrial Revolution. However, for all intents and purposes, Leonardo DaVinci would have been a mechanical engineer if he was living today. In fact, the origin of Mechanical Engineering can be traced to the invention of simple machines such as wheels, levers, wedges, or ramps.

But where are the Mechanical Engineers today? What is in store for them in the future?

Simple. Everything as far as the eye can see. Career options for Mechanical Engineers range from joint design in a robot prototype to fluid dynamics measurement in the human body. Mechanical Engineers play a critical part in the development of any machine that we see around us.

SRM University-AP’s multidisciplinary courses widen the scope of Mechanical Engineering careers. The option to pick minors from a variety of fields gives mechanical engineers the scope to enhance and diversify their domain knowledge.

Responsibilities of Mechanical Engineers in their Jobs:

Mechanical Engineers are typically involved in the creation of the mechanical aspects of the design. They can work on theoretical aspects such as research or conceptualisation or more functional aspects such as design and design development.

In any workspace, the role of the mechanical engineers revolves around the following:

  • Identification of the problem and researching on how it can be resolved mechanically.
  • Designing a solution theoretically as well as virtually.
  • Creating a prototype and testing the prototype stability over various parameters.
  • Overseeing the manufacturing process and providing guidelines on maintenance.

Popular Industries and Sectors for Career Options in Mechanical Engineering:

  • Manufacturing

Mechanical Engineers can always find good career opportunities in the manufacturing sector. The intuitive manner in which they approach a complication often comes in handy not only in engineering roles but also in management roles. Mechanical engineers are good at mapping out the structure and identifying the root of issues, making them valuable assets for any manufacturing company.

  • Armed Forces and Defence

The Defence sector needs to strive for higher efficiency. There are few sectors as lucrative and competitive as the armed force ones. Mechanical Engineers play a vital role in this area, from competitor assessment to model development. Constant up-gradation and quick solutions are defining features of any person looking for a job in this sector.

  • Aerospace Industries

Working for the aerospace industry is the dream of many engineers. The opportunities for mechanical engineers in this sector are plenty. As our aerospace technologies develop to accommodate our exploration aspirations, the need for mechanical engineers rises to design the best models possible.

  • Automobile Industries

Faster than light. Though the automobile industry is yet to achieve this dream, it has remained their vision. Mechanical engineers are the most in-demand people in this sector to turn this dream into reality and make it safer while doing so. So, if you love cars and making them talk to the wind, you might want to look into this sector for job opportunities.

  • Construction

The construction sector heavily relies on inputs from Civil engineers. However, mechanical engineers would find that they play a vital role in this industry as well. As the terrains for construction differ, the demand for the insight and consultation of mechanical engineers to create fail-safe designs heightens.

  • Energy Services

Energy generation and storage are heavily reliant on mechanical engineers to design and implement technology with green sources and less loss. The research and development scopes and the design prospects in this sector are fertile and constantly in demand of greater and greater efficiency.

  • Biomedical

Most of the human body systems need to be read by tools designed by Mechanical engineers. Not just that, these engineers are the ones who devise the methods to make these tools minimally invasive as well. The biomedical sector recognises the need for mechanical engineers to improvise their systems and economise their tools.

  • Robotics and Automation

Perhaps the most awesome-to-the-ears field, the field of robotics and automation, needs mechanical engineers to design the most flexible and durable apparatus. Mechanical engineers face extraordinary problems and requirements in this field and strive to provide equally jaw-dropping solutions to it.

Job Positions after Mechanical Engineering

  • Mining Engineer
  • Water Engineer
  • Aerospace Engineer
  • Mechanical Engineer
  • Automotive Engineer
  • Maintenance Engineer
  • CAD Technician
  • Nuclear Engineer
  • Control and Instrumentation Engineer

Tips for Mechanical Engineers to Improve Career Prospects

  • Technological Proficiency

Stay up to date with the latest software platforms. It is crucial in this day and age to learn how to navigate the digital space even when most of your work might be on-site. Moreover, this would also show that you are a person who is always prepared to adapt to the new and more convenient technology.

  • Experience

Having hands-on experience is crucial in any industry to facilitate hiring decisions. However, it is even more critical if you are a mechanical engineer. Do not wait till your graduation. It is advisable for most engineers to look for experience through internships. A good internship can make your CV stand out among your peers.

  • Higher Education

Do not stop at a graduate degree if you wish to climb up career ladders. It would help if you levelled up. Get higher education. Show that you are willing to make an effort on yourself to do your job better.

  • Additional Certifications

Having additional certifications that add value to you professionally can make you a real catch real fast. It can be surprisingly beneficial if you have a multidisciplinary education. You will be able to provide value to organisations requiring a mechanical engineer but do not belong to the traditional sectors.

  • Interpersonal Skills

It is crucial to curate the soft skills and interpersonal skills needed to market yourself to the hiring manager properly. Your rigorously developed domain knowledge will be for nought if you fail to present them to the concerned people in the proper manner. Moreover, strong interpersonal skills will help you network well and connect with the right people, affecting your growth prospects exponentially.

  • Management Degree

If you wish to climb the corporate ladder, then it would be advisable to obtain a management degree to go with your graduate degree. A management degree can be your gateway to coveted executive positions. Perks aside, your inputs could be the deciding factors for your organisation’s growth and stability.

SRM University-AP trains the students and prepares them, at the outset, for their dream jobs and their career expectations. The practical learning approach to education prepares the students to face several challenges in their professional domain before even entering the workforce. Each student’s needs and career goals are kept in consideration while advising them about the minors that would be helpful to them, training them with necessary skills, and even providing them with essential exposure.

Studying with SRM University-AP will help you broaden your career options after Mechanical Engineering. Find out more about the Undergraduate Programme in Mechanical Engineering offered by SRM University-AP here.

Anecdote:

“Since my school days, I have been fascinated by writing cryptic text, though intelligible. It all started with mirror-writing the teaching-feedback that was requested by our class teacher Tr. Jezuine. Once the feedback was read, the teacher called me and asked: “How did you learn this?” I was on cloud nine and replied, “it just happened only for you”, with a massive smile on my face. Later, I never thought of any secret writing for a while. It was only during the initial days of my teaching profession; I had the opportunity to read my classmate’s notes scribbled in a cryptic text which triggered further enthusiasm in me. So, during my postgraduate course, I started reading and presenting seminars on Cryptography and Security. This further led to deeper digging into the core of security aspects that also led to a trivial postgraduate project on key-establishment in wireless sensor networks. Later during the research period, I chose a new upcoming area – wireless sensor networks (broader domain), and contextual- and content- privacy (narrower domain) – privacy preservation in WSNs as my research topic.”

-Dr Manjula R

The Issue:

The significance: The privacy of individuals is being compromised gradually with the increasing popularity and rapid deployment of pervasive computing technologies. The benefits and conveniences offered by modern devices often lead people to neglect the dire consequences of possible privacy violations. Therefore, privacy risks should be taken into considerations while designing responsible technologies. One such technology that poses serious privacy risks is the Wireless Sensor Networks (WSNs). Despite the enormous benefits offered by WSNs to humanity, several issues need meticulous attention. Security and privacy are such issues in WSNs. For instance, the US military aims to adopt Internet of Things (IoT) enabled WSN. The usage of WSNs, Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAVs), tiny robots (nanoscale robots) are envisioned to transform the battlefield scenario. In particular, these digital devices and components are embedded in soldiers’ uniforms to collect the health status of the worriers and relay this information to a central controller, named the base station (BS). The BS is located near places where the internet is easily accessible. Nevertheless, WSNs are deployed in areas where it is challenging to have internet. However, this problem is easily solved with the amalgamation of WSNs and IoT. This comes with unwelcoming consequences. The unattended nature of these networks provides an attacker with physical access to the devices. The attacker may compromise the node and conduct illegal activities, say, mimic fake chemical leakages etc. Furthermore, the broadcast nature of the transmission medium gives access to the packets exchanged by the sensor nodes to anyone within the communication range. Consequently, adversaries may exploit these features of WSNs in order to launch attacks against the network and thus render all the potential benefits offered by this technology unusable. Hence, privacy preservation in WSNs is a significant issue that needs to be addressed to safeguard personal and private assets—soldiers or endangered animals etc.

In a quest to provide countermeasures to such attacks, Dr Manjula R and her team are developing privacy preserved solutions with particular emphasis on routing in WSNs. Their recent research article titled “Protecting Source Location Privacy in IoT Enabled Wireless Sensor Networks: The Case of Multiple Assets” has been accepted for publication in a peer-reviewed journal – IEEE Internet of Things Journals. This work is co-authored by Prof. Raja Datta, IIT Kharagpur and Mr Tejodbhav Koduru (studying in 5th semester in dept. of CSE, SRM University AP). The SCI-indexed journal has an impact factor of 9. 396. The team is also focusing on the development of new countermeasures to mitigate eavesdropping attacks in WSNs.


B.Tech – SRMJEEE Application 2022

If you are here, then the chances are that you already know that SRMJEEE 2022 is the Joint Engineering Entrance Examination held by the SRM Institute of Science and Technology. Appearing for SRMJEEE 2022 is a very convenient method to get into one of the finest research institutes in any part of the country.

Through SRMJEEE 2022, you can become a part of SRM University-AP. Innovation and research at SRM University-AP are multidisciplinary and cutting-edge. You can be a part of one of the most advanced classrooms, learn from exclusive field experts from India and abroad, even take up a semester abroad yourself, and much more.

Are you interested in applying? You are just one simple click away from the smoothest application procedure.
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Want to know more? Don’t worry. We will walk you through the entire process. This is as simple as it gets.

Table of Contents

  1. SRMJEEE 2022 Important Dates
  2. SRMJEEE 2022 Admission Process
  3. SRMJEEE 2022 Examination Question Pattern
  4. SRMJEEE 2022 Syllabus
  5. SRMJEEE 2022 Eligibility
  6. SRMJEEE 2022 Application Process

1. SRMJEEE 2022 Important Dates:

The dates for the three-phase examination procedure of SRMJEEE 2022 have been released.

Phases Application Dates Slot Booking Admit Card Release Examination Dates Result Announcement
Phase 1 November 16, 2021, to January 2, 2022 December, 2021 To be announced January 8, 2022, to January 9, 2022 To be announced
Phase 2 November 16, 2021, to April 18, 2022 March, 2022 TBA April 23, 2022, to April 24, 2022 TBA
Phase 3 November 16, 2021, to June 20, 2022 March, 2022 TBA June 25, 2022, to June 26, 2022 TBA

 

2. SRMJEEE 2022 Admission Process:

SRMJEEE 2022 Admission

3. SRMJEEE 2022 Examination Question Pattern:

  • Each question carries one mark. There are NO negative marks. You are encouraged to attempt every question.
  • The mode of examination will be online.
  • The question paper type will be MCQs or Multiple Choice Questions only.
  • The question paper will be in English ONLY.
  • Physics- 35 questions
  • Chemistry- 35 questions
  • Mathematics/Biology- 40 questions
  • Aptitude- 10 questions
  • English- 5 questions
  • Total number of questions- 125
  • Total time: 2.30 hrs

4. SRMJEEE 2022 Syllabus:

5. SRMJEEE 2022 Eligibility:

A. Nationality and Age

Resident or Non-Resident Indian (NRI), holder of PIO or OCI card issued by Government of India are eligible to apply for the SRMJEEE 2022 selection process.

Note: NRIs, holders of PIO or OCI card issued by the Government of India, must apply under the International student category only.

Should have attained the age of 16 + on the 31st July of the Calendar year in which the 12 Board or Qualifying examination is to be held.

B. Eligibility to apply for the Qualifying Examination:

A Minimum aggregate score of 60 % or equivalent grade point in Class X.

A minimum aggregate score of 60% or equivalent grade point in Physics, Chemistry, and Mathematics in Higher Secondary Examination (10+2) / Intermediate (First and Second year) or from any Indian education boards recognised by the Board of Higher Secondary Education, Delhi (CBSE, CISCE, and State Education Boards recognised by Board of Higher Secondary Education) (https://www.bhsedelhiboard.net/List-of-recognised-board-in-India), International Baccalaureate (IB) diploma or IB certificate ( https://www.ibo.org/ ) or University of Cambridge General Certificate of Education (GCE) A-level with Physics, Chemistry, and Mathematics as compulsory subjects. (https://www.cambridgeinternational.org/ )

Students appearing for their Class/Standard XII final board examinations in the current academic year are also eligible to apply for SRMJEEE 2022. However, admission is confirmed based on meeting the minimum aggregate score of 60% or equivalent grade in Physics, Chemistry, and Mathematics.

C. Criteria for Admission

Admission will be based on meeting the eligibility conditions listed in Section A and Section B and the performance in the qualifying examination, i.e., SRMJEEE / SRMAPET.

The decision of the admission committee will be final and binding.

6. SRMJEEE 2022 Application Process:

SRMJEEE 2022 application

Developing New Age Professionals

Developing New Age Professionals

“Education is not the learning of facts but the training of the mind to think.” Albert Einstein

Your college years are when you learn the foundational concepts and get exposure to industry functioning through practical experiences. But in most instances, it’s also the last stage in your training before you put on the professional gloves. You are gearing up for long and successful innings in your career, and you want to start it on a solid footing. That’s why focusing on extracurricular activities during your programmes remains crucial.

Developing New Age Professionals

The industry today is looking for a lot more from its employees than ever before. New age industry professionals need to be equipped with lateral thinking skills to arrive at solutions from diverse perspectives. They choose candidates with leadership qualities, teamwork, professionals who can think critically and out of the box. These are just some of the attributes seen in students who emphasize extracurricular activities as much as academic excellence.

New age higher learning institutions like SRM University-AP are leading the way by bridging the gap between industry demands and students’ skills set. Our programmes are designed to promote the holistic growth of students through varied extracurricular activities. Students can opt for activities that are in keeping with their interests and hone their skills. They complement your academic learning and transform you into the well-groomed professionals of tomorrow.

Developing New Age ProfessionalsThe Department of Student Affairs at SRM University-AP works closely with students, faculty members and staff to create a thriving ecosystem for holistic growth. Students are exposed to enriching experiences that boost their skills and interests through numerous clubs and societies. They also find platforms to showcase their talent and gain confidence while also learning leadership skills as they organize these events and take ownership.

  • Art and Culture oriented clubs focused on photography, music, dance etc., engage students in artistic pursuits. They also hone creative thinking skills, which are a tremendous value addition to the repertoire of future professionals.
  • The activities of movie clubs, literary clubs are designed to engage students in discussions that offer them a broader perspective. They boost lateral thinking and offer students exposure to diverse backgrounds, cultures and more.
  • Students can also participate in various sporting activities on campus. Sports Clubs not only emphasize all-around fitness but also build team spirit and leadership abilities. They boost students’ confidence to perform on bigger stages.
  • SRM University-AP endeavours to shape socially conscious and responsible future professionals. Through yoga and meditation, activities of the Welfare Club, students understand the importance of leading fulfilling lives while giving back to society.
  • Extracurricular activities can include everything from app development to imbibing entrepreneurship skills through specifically designed clubs. These activities build on the skills learned in the classroom and offer valuable exposure.

All extracurricular activities enhance student engagement on campus, build their organizational skills, boost confidence and transform them into leaders. These are essential skills for new age professionals, so the role of extracurricular activities in their nurturing is indispensable.

Strengthening Research Culture

“In much of society, research means to investigate something you do not know or understand. Research is creating new knowledge,” said Neil Armstrong, the first man on the moon. The quest for knowledge creation has consistently pushed researchers and scholars to seek answers to evolving questions. And if there is anything we have learned in the past year, it’s that we are often posed with new challenges that require innovative solutions in today’s world.

The new world has its eyes trained on well-trained researchers, who are problem solvers of tomorrow. Their journey begins at institutions of higher learning, which should not only imbibe research aptitude but also equip them with cutting edge skills to see their projects to logical conclusions. Looking at teaching and research as independent entities can be a considerable loss, and new-age institutions like SRM University-AP are set on avoiding it at any cost.

Research in its DNA

Strengthening Research CultureSince its inception, SRM University-AP has been known as a broad-based multidisciplinary research-intensive university. As its Pro-Vice-Chancellor Prof. D. Narayana Rao says, “SRM University-AP provides exciting and challenging research opportunities that are of national and international importance and have social applications.” True to those words, it has developed a lively ecosystem conducive to research, showing the results.

The research focus at the University had drawn around 60 scholars from around the world pursuing their PhDs in their areas of interest. In a short span of time, faculty members and students of the University have published over 200 research papers. In 2019-20 alone, eight patents were published, and 5 were applied for under SRM University-AP. The staggering amount of quality output has caught the eye of aspiring researchers and leading institutions alike.

Strengthening Research Culture

Top names like DST, DBT, BRNS, Government of India and the British Council have sanctioned 24 research projects with a total outlay of Rs. 12.00 crores to faculty members at SRM University-AP. And this seems only the beginning for scholars at the University, who are encouraged by concerted initiatives and growing infrastructure on campus, which has a thriving ecosystem for research pursuits.

  • The University has drawn a dynamic pool of faculty members with international exposure. As they work on impactful research, they mentor students and scholars to think creatively and present solutions through projects.
  • It is set to create Centres of Excellence on Cloud Computing, Internet of Things (IoT), Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning, 5G Technologies, Weather Forecast, Satellite Technology, Renewable Energy, Energy Storage Devices, Additive Manufacturing, Gene Editing, and Blue Economy to embrace new technologies.
  • Its international collaborations with MIT, the University of California, Berkeley and other renowned foreign universities offer students opportunities to interact with and collaborate with peers and academicians worldwide.
  • SRM University-AP has also focused on industry collaborations with powerhouses like TITAN, Amara Raja Batteries Limited (ARBL) for joint research. In fact, it is working with Indian Railways to develop hydrogen-powered fuel cell-based trains.

These and other projects in the pipeline can no doubt have an impact on society. But at the same time, shaping future knowledge creators and problem solvers will be a significant achievement stemming from the research culture on the SRM University-AP campus.

Innovation in education

“Innovation is the only way to win,” said Steve Jobs, who certainly knew a thing or two about innovations. With Industry 4.0 and digital disruptions felt across every sector, innovation and creativity are the way forward. Institutions of higher learning that are focused on nurturing winners in varied walks of life have integrated innovation into their modes of learning, curriculum and ecosystem. And SRM University-AP has been leading the way.

Innovation in educationEstablished as a broad-based multidisciplinary research-intensive university, it has been the flagbearer for innovation in a short span of time. Of course, the unprecedented events of the past year necessitated the integration of innovation into modes of learning and classroom delivery. SRM University-AP was up to the challenge, swiftly transitioning to digital platforms, encouraging engaging pedagogies and novel assessment systems to enhance students’ learning experience.

Innovation in education

But the university’s truly pioneering work lies in fostering an entrepreneurial and innovation-centric aptitude amongst students. Through mentorship from faculty members and industry experts, SRM University-AP has consistently strived to inculcate the values and penchant for innovation and creative solutions amongst students. It has also instated varied clubs and initiatives that promote students pursuits based on innovation.

  • The Innovation Cell at the university promotes the active participation of students in numerous activities that put innovative thinking into focus. From participation in events like Toycathon 2021 to Smart Idea contests, it is a buzzing hub of activity.
  • ENNOVAB, the Entrepreneurial Innovation Lab is a student-run centre that has added a rich layer to the ecosystem at the university. It was founded by alumni of the Saturdja Center For Entrepreneurship & Technology, University of California Berkeley.
  • It will also partner with SRM University-AP and Jacob Center of Design And Innovation to launch the Innovation, Design and Entrepreneurship Academy (IDEA). It will harness the culture for students of liberal arts and sciences, engineering and management.
  • SRM Habitat for Research & Innovation in Science (SHRISTI) takes things a step further and has been designed to nourish young and fragile businesses through guidance and resources. It will enable students to develop their business ideas effectively.
  • The university is also keen on establishing Centers of Excellence on Cloud Computing, Internet of Things (IoT), Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning, 5G Technologies, Weather Forecast, Satellite Technology, Renewable Energy etc.

SRM University-AP has been organising seminars and conferences that speak for the values of innovation in every industry sector. Together with these centers and labs, it has thus created an environment where students can ideate, innovate, be creative, and become the changemakers of tomorrow.

How SRM AP students are getting industry-ready

How SRM AP students are getting industry-ready

Motivation is what gets you started; MBA is what gets you going. It’s a phrase management aspirants have heard many times over. Your management programme is not just a course to imbibe crucial business skills; it’s a stepping stone for a long-term, successful corporate career. It should be seen as the vital stage in your journey towards your goals, which prepares you for the fast-evolving business scenarios today and in the future as well.

World economies have been in a state of flux, the job market has always been intensely competitive; today it’s also riddled with uncertainty. It’s your training and experiences during your management programme that will set you apart from other candidates for dynamic career profiles. School of Entrepreneurship And Management Studies (SEAMS) at SRM University-AP is driven by the goal of nurturing leaders of tomorrow with its futureproof programmes.

The new entity carves out its identity

SRM University-AP brought to the state the legacy of the SRM brand renowned for its excellence in the fields of engineering, science, medicine, social science, commerce, law, and management education. In a short span of time, it raised the bar for higher education in India making its mark on the global stage. Meanwhile, SEAMS carved out its own identity within the University becoming a force to reckon with thanks to its future-forward management programmes.

  • Strong Foundation: The cutting edge, industry-oriented curriculum of the programmes is designed to help students understand the inside outs of the business world in areas of Finance, HR, Marketing, Leadership, Entrepreneurship and Management. These skills hold students in good stead in their long term careers.
  • Innovative pedagogies and assessment: Case studies, group discussions, role-plays, quizzes, research projects have been integrated into the programmes to promote active learning. Along with digital exams and online tests, they are also part of the assessment process that helps determine students’ progress.
  • Mentorship from the best in the business: Given its reputation, SEAMS has attracted a strong faculty pool that includes industry-experienced names. Through various industry interaction sessions, workshops and seminars also bring students in close contact with professionals who can mentor them.
  • Industry exposure: Students of the university engage in research projects guided by their faculty members and transform into problem solvers. They also get vital real-world exposure through live projects and internships with top corporate companies, to be groomed into industry-ready professionals and leaders.
  • Multidisciplinary way ahead: Business leaders who can think laterally and out of the box, are the need of the future. Lateral thinking is just one of the many benefits students experience as they study in the multidisciplinary environment at the University. Peer learning through interactions with students from diverse backgrounds is enriching.
  • Going global: Business managers and leaders from the country have the potential and platform to make their presence felt on the global stage. The university has endeavoured to facilitate that with its international collaborations with top organizations. Its partnership with Harvard Business School Online is one of many such initiatives.

Future beckons Indian business professionals. With its futureproof management programmes, SRM University-AP is ensuring that its socially-conscious managers, leaders and entrepreneurs are ready for it.

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