How a UPES alumna successfully crafted her dream career in Avionics Engineering

Tanya Manchanda is currently working as an Avionics Engineer with Boeing, India. She is a celebrated employee and has been felicitated by the company for her active participation in organisational activities, people management, quality work and efforts on task completion to meet the milestones

Tanya Manchanda, a student of B.Tech. Avionics, class of 2009-13, UPES, has been successful in crafting her dream career. Currently, she is working as an Avionics Engineer with Boeing, India. Talking about her professional experience, Tanya said, “I am working on a project of Onboard Health Management System that provides other Line Replacement Units (LRUs) with a means to effectively communicate fault and airplane health information. I have been felicitated by Boeing India for my active participation in organisational activities, people management, quality work and efforts on task completion to meet the milestones.”

When asked about her journey at the UPES Department of Aerospace engineering, she recalled the experience vividly. Tanya said, “It was the year 2009 when I attended the UPES counselling at Delhi and was confused about what to choose. I decided to go for the aeronautical sector as it has a wide scope. I saw the various courses in the UPES brochure. For me, Avionics was a lucrative option as one could choose to go beyond design and development. It is important to note that without pursuing Avionics, one cannot fly the aircraft, at least in the current scenario, and for the future growth of automation development.”

She admitted that her journey at UPES was a rich learning experience. Reminiscing about her teachers from the Department of Aerospace and how they helped build her interest in the field, Tanya said, “I learnt many subjects of core aerospace and avionics engineering from various professors. I thank all the faculty members who taught me the concepts so well. I remember in my 6th semester in 2012, one of my teachers Dr. Sudhir Kumar Chaturvedi taught ‘Introduction to Automatic Flight Control’. That was the turning point of my life. Under his guidance and mentorship, I wrote research papers, which later got accepted in the International Conference on Microwave, Antenna and Remote Sensing 2012. I learnt a lot during this tenure.”

When she sat through the placement process, Tanya got selected in HCL Technologies Limited. “I along with 13 other potential candidates got selected in 2013. I joined HCL technologies the next year and worked on OAPI, a DO-178B standard project, having D-level security. The objective of the project was to develop a custom software tool in support of Flight Test Analysis, allowing more dynamic displays and manipulation of data,” she added.

After four years of experience with HCL, Tanya switched to Boeing India, which was her “true calling”. Today, she is a celebrated employee with the company. “Boeing India recognised me for taking ownership in FMS, Control Display Unit Verification and Validation tasks and competing on schedule. I am grateful to UPES for making me what I am today,” Tanya concluded.

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