Engineers, chk this out..

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  1. 6String_assasin

    6String_assasin The Painkiller

    ol engineers, chk this out..

    This one is for those who had nightmares during their
    Engineering Viva's. They bring back fond memories for
    those who
    care to smile
    at the past.
    Interviewer: Why is a thicker conductor necessary to
    carry a current in compared to D.C. ?
    Candidate: An AC current goes up and down (drawing a
    sinusoid) and requires more space inside the wire,
    so the wire has to be thicker.
    Interviewer: How will you tell if that wall outlet
    carries AC or DC?
    Candidate: I will put my finger in. If it is pushed
    away, it is AC. If it gets stuck, it was DC.
    Interviewer: How will you reverse direction of an
    Induction motor?
    Candidate: I will remove the four bolts at the x-ud,
    turn the
    motor around, and put back the bolts.
    Interviewer: How do you start a synchronous motor?
    Candidate: Vrrrrrrrmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm (in rising
    Interviewer: Stop! Stop!
    Candidate: rrrrrrrmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm (in falling
    Interviewer: How do you limit surge current within
    an integrated circuit?
    Candidate: By using a miniature circuit breaker.
    External (to student) : "Why does a capacitor block
    DC but allow AC To pass through ?
    Student: See, a capacitor is like this ---| |--- ,
    OK. DC comes straight, like this ----------,
    and the capacitor stops it. But AC goes UP,
    DOWN, UP DOWN and jumps right over the capacitor!"
    Examiner: "What is a step-up transformer?"
    Student: "A transformer that is put on top of
    electric poles."
    Examiner (smiling): "And then what is a step-down
    Student (hesitantly):"Uh - A transformer that is put
    in the basement or in a pit?"
    Examiner (pouncing): "Then what do you call a
    transformer that is installed on the ground?"
    (Student knows he is caught-can't answer)
    Examiner (impatiently): "Well?"
    Student (triumphantly): "A stepless transformer,
    Engineers at work:
    Assignments solved by one and then carry out
    mass transfer operations throughout the class
    The most important machine for Engineers: Xerox
    Machine (Without which assignment Completion wouldn't
    be possible)
    Engineers Anthem:
    Hum hoge all clear Ek din,
    Mann me hai vishwas,
    pura hai vishwas,
    hum hoge all clear ek din
    Top two Engineering Rumours:
    Did you hear the results are being put up today at
    'Did you hear the exams are postponed by two weeks
    The most dreaded acronym for Engineers: ATKT ( After
    Trying Keep Trying) / ( Ajj thoda Kaal thoda)...
    Common Engineering Dialogues after a paper:
    'What is this pal, 60% of the paper was out of the
    'This was the worst paper set in the entire
    engineering history'
    'I am failing'


    VINEET KHARE (not me :p: )
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  2. tejas

    tejas ..........

    Hehe. Very funny!
  3. jayanth

    jayanth <.: : Call Quits : :.>

    Nice Post... I'll try to learn all the answers for my Lab viva..
  4. d_ist_urb_ed

    d_ist_urb_ed Genuflect b*tches!

    LOL, cool post:)
  5. mani_rawalpindi

    mani_rawalpindi GUNS AND GUITARS

    oh man my pracs are comming soon maybe i memorize some of above

    you know just as a backup
  6. 6String_assasin

    6String_assasin The Painkiller

    @jay&mani, surely easier n logical ;) than those we see in the books.

    by the way, only 5 engineers?
  7. Subhro

    Subhro Argentina lost :"(

    gr8 post

    gr8 post :rock:

    looks like u r an electric engineer.. wud go well with electric guitar :p:
    thats a nice pj :p:

    oh by the way i'm the 6th engineer, ... 6thstring :p: another nice pj
  8. nebuchadnezzar

    nebuchadnezzar G34r G33k

    After 4 years of engineering I can safetly say that ur Top facts abt engineers is absolutely spot-on...very true indeed.. :)
  9. jayanth

    jayanth <.: : Call Quits : :.>

    4 years of Torture you mean....
  10. nebuchadnezzar

    nebuchadnezzar G34r G33k

    Nah...I didnt let it be that way...I enjoyed hostel life to the fullest....
    come to think of it..these are probably going to be the best 4 years of my life...
    ...typical senti reply for someone about to leave college in a few months...;)
  11. gautam_njoy

    gautam_njoy New Member

    haha.. good one...
    wil show it to my bro whos an electrical engg... hihihii
  12. bob-bobby

    bob-bobby Extinct or Banned!

    i m not a engg ,... but enjoyed the jokes ....
  13. jayanth

    jayanth <.: : Call Quits : :.>

    @ Nebu :- I'm in my Home town. not Hostel.. Now you know why...
  14. nebuchadnezzar

    nebuchadnezzar G34r G33k

    @jay ..hmmmm.....true...But u have the comforts of home to make up for it....
  15. 6String_assasin

    6String_assasin The Painkiller

    @subhro, i'm in first yr electronics n comm.
  16. jayanth

    jayanth <.: : Call Quits : :.>

    @ Nebu :- Home aint comfortable in Bachelor life..
  17. nebuchadnezzar

    nebuchadnezzar G34r G33k

    U are right..the amount of freedom i have here is what makes it so much fun..
    I take back my earlier statement......
  18. thecoolone

    thecoolone Judas Priest My Guide

    Nice post !! will remember some of them during my viva !! LOL
  19. uxma

    uxma New Member


    Being an Electrical Engineer , I had almost same concepts in first yr ;) still i got thru all of my vivas :p:
  20. ananya

    ananya New Member

    the engg facts are very true
    at present im hearing the top two engg rumors(as mentioned above)
    the capacitor one really good.
    this is a good piece of information this will :Lighten: all the engg.

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