Sop Industrial Enginering

Ever since I can remember, I have been fascinated by the way things work, from
dismantling and maintaining my own bike to modeling a lift for apartments as a part of a
science exhibition; my curiosity was directed at unraveling the functioning of devices. Egged
on by my parents and teachers and my innate predilection for science and technology, a
mechanical engineering degree was the logical career choice.
My undergraduate program was a judicious mix of theory and practice. Fascinating subjects
like Operation Research, Engineering management, Automobile engineering, Total Quality
Management, Process planning and cost estimation, Marketing management and Advanced
IC engines -- compelled me to seek extended knowledge outside the realm of my syllabus.
These not only enhanced my learning but also reflected in my excellent academic grades.
As part of my academic training, I undertook projects that tested my fundamentals and
applied skills. All through my academic program, I had the desire to work on using
alternative fuel sources for conserving the environment. This interest of mine received a
fillip during my pre-final project where I designed a pressure burner using an alternative
fuel source. I prepared a prototype model that simulated an original burner without
fabricating the actual burner and accommodated the admission of Jatropha (Alternative
Fuel), which is a highly viscous fuel with high ignition point. The project brought in
appreciations from my department and a 90% score. My first success inspired and
encouraged me to work on more challenging problems. Understanding the current global
warming phenomenon, I decided to carry out my final year project work on reducing
emission in Compression Ignition (CI) Engines.
Under the guidance of my mentor, I designed a Homogeneous Charge Compression Ignition
(HCCI) setup and a wet type particulate matter filtering unit, successfully modeling the...