How UPES helped me pave my way to the Indian Navy
The faculty helped me in understanding the most basic of concepts and that gave me a lot of confidence while I was appearing for the Personal Interview at the Services Selection Board (SSB)
I was always inclined towards the armed forces and that was the main reason why I took Aerospace Engineering as soon as I got done with my schooling. Aerospace Engineering, as I had heard from most of the people, was considered to be one of the most difficult branches of engineering. Initially, that made me reluctant, but as if guided by some intrinsic force, I took the plunge.
I realized my goal in 2019 when I got shortlisted for SSB through University Entry Scheme for Indian Navy and later got recommended from 12 SSB Bangalore. I recently received my joining letter for Indian Naval Academy as I got through the merit list as well. I would like to express my sincere thanks to the college authorities as well as my teachers for organizing continuous online lectures and exams and also declaring results at the earliest to make things easy for many like me who were to graduate this year (2020).
I really feel blessed to have been in UPES and studied Aerospace Engineering. Our faculty taught subjects in such a manner that gave us conceptual understanding of the core subjects. The course was planned in a way to encourage us to take up tricky topics and develop the habit of taking an extra step on our own. The best part of Aerospace Engineering is that it finds its application in most of the engineering systems and our professors actually made us appreciate the science rather than just mug up bookish theorems. My teachers helped me in understanding the most basic of concepts, which gave me a lot of confidence while appearing for the Personal Interview in the SSB.
I would like to thank the Department of Aerospace for giving me the opportunity to be part of Aeroclub and later lead it in the academic session 2018-2019. The time which I spent being part of Aeroclub not only helped me in learning various things related to Aerospace Engineering but also helped me develop soft skills. The department always motivated us to come up with new initiatives for the club. In this whole process I got to work with many talented people. I was given the opportunity to work for the Drone Fest in February 2019. This was the first event of its kind in Dehradun and was being organized by the State Government. It was a huge learning experience for me where I got to work under the guidance of several top government officials.
I would like to express my sincere gratitude towards the faculty for all the support in coping with the academic hours that I lost while I was engaged with my interview and medicals in Bangalore. At last I would like to express my sincere gratitude towards Dr. Sudhir Joshi, Head, Department of Aerospace Engineering; Dr. Gurunadh, Dr. V.K. Patidar, Kumar Gaurav and Harshit Shukla Sir, for providing me with their guidance and support at every step of the way.