July 07, 2012

"How I got into IDC Mobilty & Vehicle Design" Anand's story


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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7 comments:

chetanyadav said...

Thank you for the post. :)

Indrajit Singh said...

thankss..it's really helpful...

Anand Sangani said...

Hey Prasanna and Anand, Thank you both for the post.. I was trying hard to find the guidance related to getting into IDC Mobility and Vehicle Design. I appeared for that also. And I am preparing for the next year's entrance, So It helped me very much. Anand's portfolio is really great. Actually it seemed like the IDC people wanted everybody to have some digital work included in the portfolio, other than having decent sketching work.

ashrock said...

how did u learned alias software anand?by your own or from any college..nice work btw

ashrock said...

how did u learned alias software anand?by your own or from any college..nice work btw

Daniel Ragland said...

I am a mechanical engineering graduate. I want to become a design engineer in Commercial vehicle industry. I am in dilemma to choose whether to take M.Tech -design or M.Des for my pg

Prasanna Gadkari (M.Des in Product Design from I.I.Sc. ) said...

Hello Daniel,
There is a basic difference between the two courses
M.Des focuses on the aesthetics and ergonomics of a vehicle and M.Tech deals with engineering, aerodynamics, etc of a vehicle.
Just think of what would you like to do, what you are good at and you will be able to figure it out
If you are still in doubt, going through the course contents of both courses will clear your doubts

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