Friday, December 18, 2009

Core Activities of Industrial Engineering

Core areas of Industrial Engineering are Human Effort Engineering and System Efficiency Engineeering.

Augmented area is systems engineering or systems design management.

Industrial engineering is a specialty engineering area. It is not a functional design discipline.

Thursday, December 17, 2009

Industrial Engineering - Definition

"Industrial Engineering is Human Effort Engineering and System Efficiency Engineeering. It is an engineering discipline that deals with the design of human effort and system efficiency in all occupations: agricultural, manufacturing and service. The objectives of Industrial Engineering are optimization of productivity of work-systems and occupational comfort, health, safety and income of persons involved."

Industrial Engineering
Definition, Explanation, History, and Programs
A Knol

Wednesday, December 16, 2009

Super Earth Discovered

Astronomers have discovered a new Earth-like planet that is larger than our own and may be more than half covered with water, according to a study published Wednesday in the science journal Nature.

Tuesday, September 01, 2009

Industrial Engineering - Three Components

I grouped IE activities into three.

1. Human effort engineering

2. Systems efficiency engineering

3. Systems design, installation and improvement management.

Articles related to all three

Friday, August 07, 2009

Monday, August 03, 2009

Friendship Day 2009 - 2 August 2009

I came to know in the night of 1 August 2009 that the next day would be Friendship day and got into action.

Created a knol on friendship day and included a set of activities that can be done on friendship day. Eight of the activities were done by me next day. Got in touch with kids in my building as well as my friends all over India and abroad. The day was spent with action and enthusiasm.

The knol that I created
Friendship Day - First Sunday of August

Saturday, July 18, 2009

Knol Directory

I am preparing a knol directory of interesting knols. For many days, many of the visitors and authors felt a directory of knols is not there to find good knols easily. I hope this attempt by me will fill that void and provide a window for knol visitors to find interesting knols on various topics easily.

Sunday, July 12, 2009

Handbook of Business Management

Knol has helped me to assemble a handbook of management knowledge revision and also a handbook of business management.

This handbook will have articles on all subjects of management curriculum including various elective streams (finance, HR, Marketing, Operations etc.) in due course of time. All the articles will be articles appreciated by sizeable number of readers. All the articles are available for free download by readers. The articles keep on improving as authors update them and the handbook will also keep improving as more articles are added to the collection.

Handbook of Business Management
Knol Sub-Directory - Management Subjects

Thursday, April 30, 2009

IIIT JEE 2010 and 2011 Study Plan and Study Guide

I just completed posting detailed study plans for each of the chapters in Mathematics. That leaves only XII portion of chemistry to be posted now. I shall do it in this week.

As I prepared these plans, now I realize, students can plan and study the subject without stress with a disciplined effort. They require a genuine interest in knowledge. As each day they acquire more knowledge their happiness should increase and this will create a relaxation in the body and mind. A structured and planned study will help the brain in storing and recollecting the information with less effort. This will further decrease mental strain and increase happiness.

Saturday, April 25, 2009

IIT JEE Mathematics Study Plan

These days I am spending time on developing study plan for various chapters of IIT text books. I already published annual plans for all three subjects for JEE 2010 and JEE 2011. These give the daily minimum study required to complete the course by 31 December end of the respective year.

Candidates can customise the chapters based on the chapter being taught by their college teachers/coaching class teachers. But it gives a milestone chart for candidates to redesign their plan.

Just now I posted the chapter study plan for Binomial theorem.

Monday, April 20, 2009

IIT JEE 2011 Study Plan

Based on the experience I had with my child, I think it is important to have a study plan right from the day one of the preparation. That will give you an idea of the work involved in learning for a slot in the top 5000 students of India at this point in time. It is good that more and more persons are trying to prove their capability in this examination. Even if someone does not get a rank in this examination, his determination and effort to succeed will stay with him throughout his life and some of the persons may gain in ranking subsequently even though they may not get the rank now.

Life give more chances to prove your worth, and therefore even if you do not succeed at one chance, you need not give up. You can try for another chance.

I prepared study plans for two years 2009-10 (XI portion) and 2010-11(XII portion) and published them in a blog IIT JEE 2011. The physics plan of the 2009-10 can be accessed from

Saturday, March 21, 2009

Stock Market Poems

I started writing poems on 21.3.2009

A collection of poems/rhymes on stock market

Some snippets

Keep your charts up-to-date
Watch your charts with a trend template
Trend is the horse
That draws your capital cart in the bourse.

The stock broker says, what is your stop loss?
The customer says, why should I stop my loss?
I am in it for profit
Why should I drop it?


Risk does not mean only reward and capital gain
It also means loss and mental pain.

Friday, February 06, 2009

Intersting Thought by William Arthur Ward

“Every person has the power to make others happy.

Some do it simply by entering a room --

others by leaving the room.

Some individuals leave trails of gloom;

others, trails of joy.

Some leave trails of hate and bitterness;

others, trails of love and harmony.

Some leave trails of cynicism and pessimism;

others trails of faith and optimism.

Some leave trails of criticism and resignation;

others trails of gratitude and hope.

What kind of trails do you leave?”

William Arthur Ward