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Tuesday, 13 June 2017

Trello: Organize Your BE Project | Best Group Project Management Platform



Life Is Simple, Just get a bit  organized and you’ll learn how!
Having loads of task done is difficult and on top of it to maintain a team to get it done moves the entire project to a whole new level. In this age where everything is on the internet it would be a wise decision to implement technology to achieve this task that men frequently seem to fear.
Ladies and Gentlemen, let me introduce before you a tool that I’ve been using since a few months. I would like to thank My Friend and partner in a number of my experiments Mr. Irfan Jamadar (AERION) to perform as a beta tester for this this tool as well.

Trello
     A free tool available for android as well as Window/Mac, etc. is extremely useful to organize your works and assign tasks to your teammates and get the works done more efficiently and in an effortless manner. It is based on the concept of white board where you can simply add lists, by just drag and drop you can assign the task to member, keep a general list, etc. this software is just so much vague that its application is diverse in nature. Try it yourself!
We’ve been personally using the platform as an android app as well as on PC and found it to be greatly assistive in our tasks
Checkout the following Videos to learn how you could efficiently use trello for your project and other tasks:



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Plan B | What if I couldn’t make up for the Final Year


        
    Planning for the worst case scenario and keeping a positive attitude is an essential quality.
The P's in Life..
Positive approach and plenty of plans.
Alhamdulillah! by the grace of Allah, I’ve made up till here and InSha Allah would also get the degree by next year. But a number of complexities; financial and others undisclosed could be an obstruction that could stall down the sync. Such incidents call for an alternative, a plan that could forsake all sorrows and difficulties associated with it.
Recently I’ve realized how important it is to be grateful, you learn that there are a lot of people who aren’t that privileged as you to have yourself associated with such a Great Institution, to have such good and always motivating teachers at your disposal, having the privilege to ride a bike to college instead of just having to struggle in buses or walk and above all parents and guardians that are wiling to sacrifice a lot for you.


Alhamdulillah! be positive and have your plan B as a backup in case if any disaster happens to occur. Here is what I feel, I should accomplish I were to have a year off
  1. With the grace of Allah, I’ve been offered jobs that pay fair enough to manage my expenses and it would be a great opportunity to work and earn and invest your own money for Learning.
  2. I feel that I’m lagging in communication skills and vocabulary, it would be a great venture for me to work on that sector and have a wholesome development.
  3. I have a few of my projects that demand a lot of time, which I could easy work on after having a year drop. Alhamdulillah! 3 research papers this year, InSha Allah the number would rise if only I could dedicate more time on it.
  4. Learning what I couldn’t as a full time student, I’m deeply interested in having knowledge of coding and developing systems. Having free time and funds (from the job) I could inSha Allah live the dream of a Programming Civil Engineer!
  5. Having deep desire to become a structural engineer, I could strive hard, learn software required for the designing buildings and if possible also land into an Internship finally leading to a job InSha Allah.
  6. Invest in having financial freedom, after having 365 days of free-time at my disposal I could pursue my long awaited desire of learning Stocks and Shares towards attaining financial freedom and no more dependencies.
  7. Read, read and read; recently I developed the addiction to reading (check out the read section on this blog for to know which books I read). This post possibly is a byproduct of my reading addiction.
  8. Loads of experimentation, having resources at disposal it could be simple to have better learning experiences.
  9. Focus on Blogging, this blogging also demands a lot of time and efforts, after having time It could be simply possible to put efforts and develop it into a complete professional looking website.
  10. Youtubing, the fun activity sometimes annoying though could have more of my time and could have greater and much better content into the web having more subscribers and more internet impact.
  11. …….the list could continue to infinity
   Even after having so much adventure available to enjoy before you have a debut as a Civil engineer on the hard construction environment, we feel there’s a huge loss; though having feelings of inferiority couldn’t be denied your friends and companions would all move on…


But then You have these two Guys! who got their degrees after establishing empires worth of billions

Mark Zuckerberg and Bill Gates

So cheer up and be grateful of what you have, be positive and aim for the best.
It should be accounted that It is the Plan B that is followed by A; it is under no circumstances recommended that a year be missed or let down! As marked by Napoleon Hill, your desire for a thing determines its availability! have strong efforts to make Plan A a success because no matter how good looks plan B is a just a substitute, even though there a list of infinite items accomplishing them would be extremely difficult.
My plans might appear to be extremely adventurous and fun, but I keep plan B just to motivate myself and keep a positive mindset.

I wish to have your prayers!
Please remember me in your Duas! Ramadan Mubarak!
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Wednesday, 7 June 2017

Accident Spots along KJEI–Chandni Chowk Road | 12 Identified Blackspots in Pune




“Accidents Happen, it is our Duty to ensure they don’t repeat”


A case study conducted by a group of B.E. Students studying in Department of Civil Engineering, Trinity College of Engineering and Research resulted in the 12 identified black spots on the route connecting KJEI campus and Chandni Chowk in Pune.
The route is most populated and often categorized as a highway along its section. Its almost like a route connecting important gateways that is the Chandni Chowk and Khadi Machine Chowk. Having such an important geological and logistical value this route certainly demands attention for maintenance and operation. The study done by the group involves the analysis of the previous records and physical survey of existing factors such as geometry, traffic conditions, peak hours and nature of traffic. The following is the report from their BE Project.
Lets begin by Defining:

Black Spot

In road safety management, an accident blackspot is a place where road traffic accidents have been historically found to be concentrated.
In simple terms, a place where too many accidents occurred in the past


Routing and Chainages

The route selected for the study was KJEI campus to Chandni Chowk via Katraj. This involved the Navale Bridge and Ambegoan road. The figure below shows the route details. The entire route was divided into sections of 500 m to facilitate simplicity in studies
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Route and Chainage for Study

Identified Black spots

Conducting the analysis of the past records from Police Stations, Physical surveys and using analytical methods such as Accident Density Method and Weighted Severity Index Method the following points were identified as blackspots.
1) Yewalewadi
2) Khadi Machine
3) Gokul Nagar
4) Katraj Chowk
5) Datta Nagar
6) Beldare Petrol Pump
7) Vadgaon Bridge
8) End of Vadgaon Bridge
9) Mai Mangeshkar Hospital
10) RMD college
11) Dhukkar Khind
12) Chandani Chowk.
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Identified Black Spots marked with red pins
Refer the image below, points are marked on the map.
The report below provides details on the complete case study, methodology and inferences from the study
The case study was published in the IJIRSET in the May, 2017 issue. titled as

“Accident Analysis & Blackspot Identification from Chandani Chowk to KJEI Campus, Pune – A case Study”

Click here to Download the Research Paper

Inferences from the study

  1. As the main focus of this project is accident analysis and identification of Black Spots on the route of Chandani Chowk to KJ’s Educational Institute, Pune. This route is having 20.0 KM length. This route includes Mumbai-Bangalore Highway (NH-48), Pune-Machilipatanam (NH-65) Highway.
  2. Number of educational institutes, temples, stops for construction workers  also exists on this route making it highly populated during the peak rush hours.
  3. The different sections on the route aren’t having uniform grading making it difficult to maintain the traffic flow uniformity.
  4. The nature of traffic, as this region receives heavy loaded vehicles that included large and oversized containers it adds up to risk. it has been concluded from the study that a number of accidents are associated with heavy vehicles.

Solutions

Redesign of sections consisting of Black spot, it being a phenomenon that is primarily govern by the geometric structure of the road and the connecting links a modification in the geometry or by providing restrictions on traffic flow the accident risk can be lowered down. Further it is to be noted that traffic conditioning is required to maintain a smooth flow that won’t lead to hazards on account of Human errors. Its is our observed fact that in our country traffic calming agents which should be a object to calm the traffic and add safety to the transport system is not applied efficiently, our system lags in the efficient employment of these tools to regulate the flow. There are speed breakers placed which are in very bad conditions; oversized, not properly dressed, no prior indication, odd locations and these speed breakers also add up to the risk factors. The rising traffic and the risk associated with transport can be mitigated by the application of technology and advancement in the field of sciences, by employing technology to monitor and provide measure to manage traffic, by issuing strict traffic regulations the accident rate can be reduced.
The most important Among all is by training people about the hazards and how to be safe in such environments.

Scopes of Development

“Future is what you think it to be, Until it becomes the Present”

Being positive is the essence of developing good future, in an age where technology is dominating most of our activities, making it safe and comfortable soon would our roads be operated by the computers making it efficient in all directions. There could be algorithms developed that monitor traffic and predict solutions considering all parameters constraining traffic flow and also emergency situations.
It is to be taken into account that in the future the roads would be much safer that they are right now, if all security and safety measures are adopted. We would be travelling at a high speed with high safety standards that would be maintained by technology. Soon we’re approaching in the era of cars without any drivers which is said to be more safe as it eliminates the human errors and lags in reflexes require to prevent damages.

So thats’ all we’d wanted to share
Thanks for reading, we’d like to have your comments especially for scopes of development in this region that affects the lives of each one travelling on the roads.



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Prof. Jitesh Dhule
Rutuja Gawade
Amol Pawar
Swapnil Borge
Nazim Ansari
Sayyed Shadaab
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Monday, 5 June 2017

[How to] Publishing A Research Paper | Practical Advice


First Paper is Always a Memorable Benchmark

Research is Addictive, You’ll need more and more of it!


Having published 3 research papers I guess I’m eligible to provide information on this “Frequent Asked Question”. So without any further time-pass lets just get into the topic.

Publishing A Research Paper

Why is A common Question

       It is a great way to express your works and communicate with a larger set of audience for your works through active research oriented websites. having connections with top people and learning from them as well as being a mentor to others.
    Generally students are expected to publish research papers as a part of their academic requirements, they publish their project works, seminars, etc. This is usually to inculcate a sense of technical documentation and improve their logical skills. Publishing a research paper adds a great load to your CV or Re’sume making you more appealing as a candidate for a job. So get ahead!

How To Start

      You don’t need to be a scientist or a graduate for doing so, even under-graduates can make miracles happen (Microsoft, Dell, Facebook, ……).  Publishing a research work isn’t just a job reserved for the scholars though it suits them. Simply any student with some concept and facts backing that concept can publish a research paper.
    To start all you need is a great concept and the willpower to prove it. Documentation is just an ordinary labor you’ll have to deal somehow. So just get an idea or concept, it could also be a comparative study, Case Study or anything else depending upon the niche you wish to pursue.
Basically I have divided the entire procedure into 4 simple steps, like the four columns supporting a structure Winking smile




Step 1 Determination of Topic and other specifications
Step 2 Conducting the study/ research
Step 3Organize and present the work in proper format
Step 4Finally Publish in a journal

      So in the step-wise procedure…


Step 1:

Determination of Topic and other specifications

         For Publishing a research paper your topic could be a research and development work, A new concept that you've developed/working upon, Case studies or comparative studies. So finalize your area of work. This may include accumulating all the recourses that you need to conduct the study.
Step 2:

Conducting the study/research

          You need to present proper facts and observations in the paper and for that It is essential that you conduct proper research, analysis, literature review and experiments. Conduct all the required calculations and experiments and record your observations or inferences. I personally remember well how we’d used the dark room of our Physics lab in our College. Also you’ll need to carry out simulations if you’re not able to practically conduct any concept. In one of our projects we’d tested the concept on software subjecting the model to all real-time conditions. So publish a paper that could receive citations, it is required that the thesis is backed well by all facts. You may refer to the literature from other peoples work and it is actually better if you do this as a main process so that you can have better idea on what would be the scopes of development that you could propose. So this phase could be said to be one of the most uncertain situation in the entire procedure.

Step 3:

Organize and present the work in proper format

        Having all the data you need to indent it in a proper format that has been specified by the journals you’d wish to publish your paper with. This simply involves compiling of all data into a single file with proper headings, descriptions, tables, figures, etc. Common templates can be found on the web and particularly on the website of the publications. So adjust your manuscript as per the templates and included all the citations of works that you’ve referred or used while preparing your manuscript. Conduct all spelling checks and provide captions to all figures and tables also provide a short description about it in the corresponding paragraphs or text.



Final Step:

Publish in a journal

        With the manuscript ready, seek a journal of your choice and niche of your work. Generally I prefer having it in IJIRSET, though it would be much better if you could find a journal with higher Impact factor. Impact factor is like the app ratings in the Google Play store, it determines the status of the publication. Impact factor is dependent on a number of factors explaining it would be a new post, we’ll have it sometime later; for now assume higher the impact factor better is the journal. So aim for a journal with high impact factors.
There are basically two categories of Journals:
  1. Open Source
  2. Subscription Based

Open Source Journals
     These are freely available and could be referred or used by anyone, anywhere just as the Open source software. The reader doesn’t need to pay anything or purchase any subscription to access the journals. These are often referred to as ‘Open Access Journals’. The fee or the charges for publishing in these sort of journals is borne by the publisher/Author i.e. the person who prepared the research paper.
Subscription based
      These require you to have a subscription in order to access the libraries, most institutes have some package subscriptions with such publications that allow the users to access the journals for free on their intranet. My college does has a subscription with ASCE, Sci-Direct, etc. check out your college library for information on this topic. Having a subscription allows you to access top quality research material from the best research scholars. The user is the payer here and in most cases the author doesn’t needs to pay anything for publishing the paper.
Now after having selected the journal you need to conduct the following:
1. Handle them your manuscript: In order to publish the work the publication needs to have the matter or content. You’ll have to either upload or email your publisher with the manuscript.
2. Review of Manuscript:  This is done by the publication, they have a panel of reviewers who actually go through the entire content and check for technical faults, indentation errors, plagiarism and copyright issues. After having the review they provide you with a reviewers guideline referring which you need to make the necessary changes to your manuscript.
3. Payment: After doing all the changes and submitting the final manuscript, depending upon the type of Journal you need to make the payment which is either online or offline through challans.
4. Issuing of Publication Certificate: Congratulations! once you’ve completed with the above steps, your paper will be published and the publication will award you with a publication certificate.
And with this the entire adventure ends….
Please comment with your experience and Queries regarding the procedure, we’d be glad to answer your doubts…

Check This Video For Details on the Publication Procedure:



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Friday, 2 June 2017

Estimate the Time Remaining To Receive Your Payment from YouTube

How Long Will It take

Most People have turned to YouTube to generate passive incomes but least of those realize that there's a long period of haul before they make any returns from their efforts on the website. Even I make videos and tutorials which are both fun and a great experience to learn more stuffs. YouTube is one of the best learning space that provides a rich environment to develop almost all the skills that you need. Me personally having been a learned a lot of stuffs from YouTubers.

While studying a subject in engineering I realized that we need to have an estimate of the period of return or recovery period. In project management and Engineering economics we'd learned that the feasibility of any project depends on the Criteria such as Payback Period, Internal Rate of Return, Net Present Value, etc. I decided to put this stuffs to real test and experiment if It really works out.

I've been in touch with a few YouTubers who usually brag about their YouTube earning and how they're making a sustainable living out of it. To me its certainly impossible to have an entire dependence on YouTube for finances. For the many new youtubers like me whos Monthy 28 Day revenue is around $0.60-$1.00 it is important to realize that it'll be a long journey to receive the first threshold payment that is $100 (equivalent to 6000 INR Appx.).


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