Student’s Speak: How Suvansh Duggal from UPES cracked GATE in the first attempt
Suvansh Duggal, an alumni of UPES completed his B.Tech. in Mechanical Engineering in 2015. The student went on ahead to crack the Graduate Aptitude Test in Engineering (GATE), which is a highly coveted examination for any engineering student, in his very first attempt. Careers360 presents Suvansh Duggal’s story in his own words, where he speaks about his journey which led him to qualify the national level postgraduate entrance examination and grab a recruitment offer.
The following has been written by Suvansh Duggal, who is currently working as an Executive Officer at the Rashtriya Ispat Nigam Limited.
I joined UPES in August 2015. I observed that my batchmates were thorough with the concepts of 11th and 12th and maximum students of my class had cracked JEE Mains with a good score and that’s exactly why they were there at UPES. I had come through the UPESEAT examination and had managed to get a seat through the domicile of Uttarakhand. When the first semester results were announced, I got a 6.96 SGPA, whereas the highest in my class was a 9 pointer. Almost everyone was ahead. It was then that I realised it was time to push myself.
The turning point in my life
I started studying for my college exams sincerely and managed to get an 8.39 SGPA in my second semester. This major leap in my grades motivated me. That is when the journey of GATE began. I started preparing for the GATE exam along with my college studies from my second year. I was lucky to have a supportive faculty at the Mechanical Engineering Department, who constantly helped me in my GATE preparation. They always encouraged me and gave me the motivation for working hard every day.
Slowly and steadily, my grasp at academics strengthened and my grades improved. From a 6.96 SGPA to getting a 9.69 SGPA, coupled with a scholarship from the college, was when my life changed.
I am also thankful to UPES for taking away the stress of placements. We write the GATE exam when we are in our final year and that is when companies also come for placements. I was the first one in my batch to be placed in a good company with a handsome package. Getting a placement early on helped me focus on my GATE exam more effectively. For cracking the interviews, UPES career guidance staff helped me in polishing my communication skills and helped me develop the right attitude.
In my very first attempt, I cracked GATE 2019 with an AIR 346 and 99.8 percentile. This score helped me get through the interview of a Navratna Public Sector Enterprise, Rashtriya Ispat Nigam Limited, where I am currently working as an Executive Officer. I wrote GATE again in 2020 because I knew that I could score a lot better. The hard work paid off and I got an AIR 30 in GATE 2020 and also cleared the ISRO written examination for the post of Scientist/Engineer (Mechanical).
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Questions related to UPES Dehradun
I am interested in industrial desing for my B.des Degree. And I got admission in Anant university Ahmdabad , MIT_ Avantika Ujjain And UPES Dehradun , which one should I finalised.
based on three of the colleges you have mentioned I suggest you to choose Avantika University, Ujjain. the college has excellent placement record as well as industry oriented curriculum, experienced faculty, state of art infrastructure, students also get the opportunity to learn from industrial visit. however to get a high paying job you must give your best performances and study hard.
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I got 93 percentage in board exams and 80 percentile(OC category) in Jee mains.Can i get Scholarship on fees based on above percentage if I join UPES Dehradun B.Tech CSE branch.I have noticed fees of 4LPA in career 360..Any reduction on fees?
There are Merit based scholarships and scholarship for Uttarakhand State Board Toppers.
Merit based scholarship will be offered to Candidates who have secured an aggregate of 80% in 10th and 12th and 80% marks in Physics, Chemistry and Mathematics in CBSE/ICSE/State Examination Board. Scholarships will be awarded on pure merit.
Scholarship for Uttarakhand State Board Toppers will be based on merit order allotment of 1 seat per program. The seats reserved under this Category will be under the 15% reservation for State resident Candidates. Such Candidates should have "Sthai Niwas Praman Patra" which is also the Permanent Residence Certificate. For more information, please visit the official website: https://www.upes.ac.in/scholarships . The fees is Approximately 4 lakhs per annum excluding the miscellaneous charges.
can i get the mail id of placement cell of a particular college?
Yes, if you check the official website of a particular college you can get the contact details of placement office. The information will be available in placement details in the official website. The placement contact details for UPES, Dehradun is firstname.lastname@example.org (mailto:email@example.com) .in
Which is better for BBA in Aviation, UPES, Dehradun/Kristu Jayanti, Bangalore/ ILAM?
To help you choose a better college we are always here .
So for BBA in Aviation one of the best college in India is UPES Dehradun than comes the Acharya Banglore B- School.
You can always read the reviews for all the colleges in our website plus you can also use the compare feature to compare the colleges of your choice.
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Which is better for BBA Aviation Management, UPES, Dehradun or AIMS Institute of Management, Bangalore
BBA in Aviation is three year long undergraduate programme which equips a student with managerial or leadership skills in the field of Aviation Management.
Both UPES and AIMS Institute of Management are good at their respective places and cannot be compared at such. Both of them have good faculty members. The infrastructure is also good. In addition to this,their placement ratio is also fine.
So, it entirely depends on your calling as to where you want to go. You can visit both the campus and talk to the students and, see which ambience you like the most.
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