Automotive Engineering is one of the most challenging and comprehensive fields of engineering today. The automotive sector has come a long way since the age of steam powered flat engines to the age of fast racing Formula 1 car, light and heavy commercial vehicles with lots of technological developments being done every day.

"A good scientist is a person with original ideas. A good engineer is a person who makes a design that works with as few original ideas as possible".

Engineering has been my passion from the start. I took the first step to become an engineer by securing 93.2% in SSC and 82.8% in HSC. I also secured 8259th rank among 10 lakhs students in AIEEE and 6979th rank among 4.7 lakhs in JEE in 2010 so that I could get a seat in one of the most reputed engineering colleges of the country. Graduating with first class in my undergraduate studies is proof that I have a strong foundation in Mechanical Engineering. During the studies, the subjects Internal Combustion Engines, Automobile Engineering, Thermodynamics, Kinematics and Dynamics of Machines captivated my interest. This inspired me to want to pursue a specialization in Automotive Engineering.

As a result of the experiences during my undergraduate years, my inclination towards the auto sector increased substantially which led me to reading some fundamental yet enlightening books such as 'Fundamentals of I.C. Engines' by J.B Heywood and 'Automotive Engineering Fundamentals' by Richard Stone and Jeffrey K. Ball. It also had me browsing through the pages of periodicals and magazines in the college library. In order to gain practical experience of the subject, I took up the opportunity of training at the Diesel Shed, Indian Railways at Shakurbasti, New Delhi. There, I was exposed to diesel rail engines, be it the V shaped 16 cylinder engine of the WDM2 model or the vertical 6 cylinder engine of the WDS4 model.

Apart from all the above work, I have attended various seminars and workshops on the...