One of our friend and a regular reader of this blog Anand wants to share his success story, on how he got admission to IIT-B IDC Mobility and Vehicle Design Course. Please read the story as told by him
I'm Anand - the guy who got into IDC Mobility & Vehicle Design course... I am sending this mail to share my story of how I got into IDC...
I have completed B.E. Mechanical Engineering and worked in the automotive sector as an Engineer for few years. I have a strong passion for automobile design and really want to be a transportation designer. To get into a design school in india I came to know that i should either clear NID or CEED exam...
I started preparing for these tests. I focused mainly on sketching and tried to improve my sketching skills. I think to crack the preliminary tests like CEED or NID, it is not required to take up any coaching classes.
Spending time on our own and concentrating on areas like sketching, Creative idea generation and communicating the ideas in a clear form is essential. Tea Cup blog helped me a lot in this aspect as I can find a lot of exercises which I can practice. Also generating a lot of ideas in a given span of time is also important as these exams are time bound. Trying out the previous year question papers of CEED helped me.
I applied for Mobility & Vehicle Design course at IDC. In the studio test at IDC, we were given a A3 sheet, and were asked to sketch a Nano in Front Three quarter view. Also they asked us to make a Tetrahedron of specific dimension from the given paper. As for the interview, I was asked questions about my portfolio works, some basic questions on materials and about the automobile sector in India..
As for the portfolio, I mainly concentrated on showcasing my interest on automobiles. I have included automobile sketches, photoshop renderings.
Also I learnt some basics of Alias Studio tools (a 3D model Design
software) and showcased some of the alias models I tried to make... The portfolio I presented at IDC can be viewed in this link http://anand-sketchblog.blogspot.in/
Since I finally got into a Design school, I am now going to concentrate on improving my skill sets particularly my sketching. To become a better automobile designer, good sketching skill is a must as seen from several car sketch blogs of various designers. I'm sure that with more practice, I can reach that level as there is no substitute for Practice....
Thanks to Prasanna Sir and the TeaCupBlog....
You can visit Anand's portfolio here : http://anand-sketchblog.blogspot.in/
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