Social Service and Voluntary Work
Volunteer with Akanksha, a non-profit organization with a mission to impact the lives of less privileged children, enabling them to maximize their potential and change their lives. Akanksha works primarily in the field of education, addressing non formal education through the Akanksha centre and also formal education by initiating school reform. Here I teach Math to children of standards 8th, 9th and 10th standard and pursue them to take up further education. I am also involved in giving career counseling to kids in higher standards.
- Participated in Mech-a-Boolean and
Prison Break, Robotics competitions in Techfest 08’, IIT Bombay.
- Participated in the Inter Departmental
fashion show during Pratibimb 08’,
the inter-collegiate cultural
festival of VJTI.
- Participated in Nexus 08’ a national
level robotics competition at IIT Bombay.
Tournament runner up
in Enthusia 07’, the sports meet of Mumbai university colleges organized
- Runners up for the Inter Departmental trad show
during Pratibimb 07’.
Badminton Tournament runner up
in Enthusia 06’.
- Cleared first and second level Classical
Instrument exam (Harmonium) with distinction.
Membership of Societies
General Secretary, Society of
Robotics and Automation, VJTI (2008)
Society of Robotics and Automation or the
SRA is a Society for VJTI students under the Mechanical Engineering Department.
The society aims at encouraging Robotics amongst undergraduate students and
providing them with relevant exposure through workshops, seminars, industrial
visits, an online library and a common pool of materials, participation at
reputed robotics competitions as Techfest (Indian Institute of Technology
Bombay) and Robocon. The society also promotes and supports projects in areas
of Robotics and Automation.
Representative, Society of Automotive Engineers, SAE India (2008)
SAE aims at advancing mobility engineering; our collegiate chapter
was set up to be a part of this advancement. The activities of SAE involve
lectures and workshops by the leaders of the field and also participation at
inter collegiate competition of Formula SAE and BAJA.
Industrial and Site Visits:
- TATA Power: TATA
power is recognized as India’s largest private sector power utility, built
up over nearly nine decades. The Tata Power Thermal Power Generating
Station, Trombay is India’s first 500 MW unit. I had the opportunity to
observe their maintenance division at close quarters. I was
impressed by the skills and work of expert machinist who handled 12 feet
auxiliary turbine blades with ease.
- TATA Motors: I organized
the Industrial Visit to the sprawling TATA motors plant in Pune. We
explored the complete assembly of a truck and also the automated
welding of the TATA Dicor (SUV) chassis. It is one of the few plants
where crucial parts such as gears, crankshafts are not outsourced but
manufactured. We thus had the opportunity to observe most production
processes that we learnt in classrooms. The benefits of an automated
process in terms of speed and flexibility were evident in manufacturing of
- Mahindra and Mahindra
Tractor: We visited the engine assembly plant and shop
floor of M&M a leading tractor manufacturer in India. Their Engine
assembly section is considered one of the best in India and most of
the processes are automated. The Engine Assembly plant was a peek into
the world on Industrial Automation.