Opportunities for Young Engineers in Shaping the Future of Indian Automobile Industry

  • Date: September 25, 2014, 3:30 pm - September 25, 2014, 4:30 pm
  • Duration: 1 Hours, 0 Minutes
  • Type of Event: Knowledge Session
  • Who Should Attend: Engineering Graduates - 2014-15 passouts
  • A session by powered by Hyundai Motor India Limited on how to build a career in the automobile Industry. Mr Stephen Sudhakar J VP, HR & GS will join us on a High Tea Chat session about the automobile sector, its stability and robustness, job opportunities, key skill sets required and prospective career path.

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Mr Stephen Sudhakar J

Vice President HR & GS Hyundai Motor India Limited
Mr Stephen Sudhakar J an astute professional with leadership experience over Three decades and has demonstrated his capabilities across the areas of Green Field Projects, Mergers & Acquisitions, Cross Cultural assignments, Organizational Development, in companies like Hindustan Aeronautics, TV Sundaram Iyengar & Sons, Siemens to name a Few.
Currently he serves as the Vice President HR & GS of Hyundai Motor India Limited.
In his current role Mr Stephen envisages and leads the overall provision of Human Resources & Administration services, policies and programs in line with the Business and Organizational goals thus building the organization as a great place to work. He holds responsibility for Human Resources, Employee Relations, Learning & Development, General Affairs, Safety and External Affairs pertaining to 15,000 manpower spread across India.
Mr Stephen is a Master in Social Work from University of Madras.
His previous assignment was with Dorma India Pvt Ltd as Regional Director HR, SAARC Region.

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  • Firstnaukri.com: Hello Everyone, Thanks for logging in. Let us welcome Mr. Sudhakar to this interactive session. Request Mr. Sudhakar to give his opening comments and open the floor for student questions.
  • Mr Stephen Sudhakar J: Good evening all! Its a pleasure to be with all of you over this chat
  • AMAN SINGH: Hello sir , I am aman from nmims mumbai campus..i had done my internship at BMW AND DIESEL LOCOMOTIVE WORK. Sir m looking my career in automobile industry after my college which is ending in dis may
  • Mr Stephen Sudhakar J: Hi Aman, there is a lot of scope in the automobile industry. After you BE, you can join as a Graduate engineer Trainee and work in fuctions such as production, quality, purchase, design, engineering and so on.
  • Amit M Patel: Sir,What is A2,A3,A4 segments in car models?
  • Mr Stephen Sudhakar J: Cars have been classified based on segments - mini, compact, premium, luxury and so on.
  • Raj Dharmvirsinh: i am be electrical student can i apply for your company?
  • Mr Stephen Sudhakar J: Hi Raj Dharmirsinh, we do take electrical engineers. They work in our maintenance function and production departments
  • Anil Kumar: How can i become a good quality controllor?
  • Mr Stephen Sudhakar J: Hi Anil Kumar, to be good at your job as a quality controller, you need to have a taste for quality and attention to detail. You must follow procedures strictly and at the same time be able to make improvements so that problems are not repeated. Problem solving ability is very important.
  • nishant soni: what is important to create career in automobile industry
  • Muthu Singam: Kindly can i know the opening in Hyundai related to my sector in automobile field sir ! Looking forward for your response
  • Mr Stephen Sudhakar J: HI Nishant and Muthu, for a career in the auto industry, engineers have a scope in production, maintenance, quality, purchase and other functions
  • ANIL KUMAR: I want to start my career in automobile industry so what are the options through which i can get this..??
  • Ishu Gupta: Hello sir,what are the skills looked by companies in a recent MECHANICAL engineering graduate in automobile industry?
  • Mohammed Bigodi: sir,I am Mohammed Bigodi from Mumbai ,Automobile Engineer..will to work with Hyundai..Sir please let me know what does hyundai look for and how does it hire engineers?
  • Ishu Gupta: Hello sir,what are the skills looked by companies in a recent MECHANICAL engineering graduate in automobile industry?
  • Mr Stephen Sudhakar J: Hi Ishu, Anil, among fresh engineers it is necessary that you have good fundamentals about engineering. Apart from that attitude, ability to transform knowledge practically at the workplace and a quench to learn are very imprortant for freshers. And above all passion.
  • Sanket: Hello sir. What is your perspective towards to bullish demand of automobiles currently in India? Do you see Indians transffering from Maruti 800 to SUV/luxury sudan any sooner?
  • Mr Stephen Sudhakar J: Hi Sanket, there is a market for all kinds of cars in India whether its a small car or a big SUV and changes do happen between segments as features and consumer preferences change
  • Rajdeep Srivastava: Hello sir, I am Rajdeep Srivastava from Galgotia's College from greater noida, Sir i want to ask want a industry want from a student?
  • Mr Stephen Sudhakar J: Hi Rajdeep, please refer to one of my previous reply which will answer your question
  • harish: the main challenge future world is going to face would be with alternate fuels and electric vehicles so i would like to know about your R&D dept working on this projects and chance for freshers
  • Mr Stephen Sudhakar J: Hi Harish, alternate fuels would be the future. All companies are investing in R&D and this is important for organisations to come up with new and innovative products. There is a great scope in R&D across different projects especially in alternate fuels
  • Ankur Yadav : I have software knowledge of Solid Works and Catia.How can I get a opportunity to work in Automobile industry.
  • Mr Stephen Sudhakar J: Hi Ankur, knowledge of softwares such as Solid Works and Catia are quite useful in the field of design and there is a scope in the automobile industry
  • arpitha.p: what type of qualities your expected from freshers
  • Ganesh Raman: I've just completed my BE mechanical Engg.. I want to know what are the technical skills and expertise an automotive industry would expect from a fresher
  • srikanth pentapati: i had done my btech in gni- mech, i just wanted to know how i could be associated with/ enter into automobile industry, as iam so passionate to work with any of the automobile firms existing today
  • Ali Vora: i need an internship in an automobile company....is it possible to get after completing graduation?
  • Mr Stephen Sudhakar J: Hi Arpitha, Ganesh, Srikanth, Ali; Anil, among fresh engineers it is necessary that you have good fundamentals about engineering. Apart from that attitude, ability to transform knowledge practically at the workplace and a quench to learn are very imprortant for freshers. And above all passion.
  • BABUL REDY: Good evening sir, I am BABUL REDDY, studying B.Tech. final year in the department fo metallurgical and materials engineering, Please let me know the opprtunities for the young metalurgists and fresher
  • Mr Stephen Sudhakar J: Hi Babul, Metalurgist do work in Engine related activities. There are few companies in India which have a foundry where metalurgist are a great resource
  • Rishabh Saurabh: sir what is the role of GET at production cluster? sir how can you see growth of a GET at automobile field when sales of automobile field is falling day by day?
  • Mr Stephen Sudhakar J: Hi Rishab, GETs generally are trained across various functions viz production, quality, engineering, maintenance, purchase etc and finally deployed in a particular function. The idea is to give them an all round exposure.
  • AKSHAY PRATAP SINGH: Sir i am a student of mech. and automation engineering. and i am interested in automobiles. Is further study will be better or should i take job over this interest
  • Mr Stephen Sudhakar J: HI Akshay, futher studies would definetely be of use to you, but at the same time you must also decide on what are do you wish to specialise in
  • SOUMYA RANJAN HOTA: I have software knowledge of AUTOCAD and PRO-E but I am pursuing a gtaduate degree in PLASTICS.How can I get a opportunity to work in Automobile industry
  • Mr Stephen Sudhakar J: Hi Soumya, knowledge of plastics is also essential in the auto industry. There are lot of plastic parts which are produced and specialization in plastics does help.
  • SHAILESH RAWAT: hello sir , is good academics is neccesary for career in auromobile sector specially in R&D . and whats the procedure for internship/training in Hyundai.
  • Mr Stephen Sudhakar J: Hi Shailesh, strong academics is important for the auto sector especially for R&D. It is also necessary that you have excelled problem solving skills and are extremely creative / innovative
  • Snigdha: Are mechanical Engineering Students also hired in automobile organizations or Automobile Engineers are preferred?
  • Mr Stephen Sudhakar J: Hi Snigdha, both mechanical and automobile students are hired in the automobile industry
  • Anil Kumar: Sir some time ago,i got a mail from Hyunda Motor and they demanded firstly deposite Rs-9200 then i provide a chance for PI.Is it true?
  • Mr Stephen Sudhakar J: Hi Anil Kumar, the mail you got asking you to deposit money for an interview is not from our orgnisation and it is not true. Please do not get carried away by such mails.
  • CHELLIAH RAJ.S : whether softwares like pro-e , catia are to be studied or it will be taught in training period
  • KOKILA.K: Sir i had software knowledge of Auto CAD and Staad pro.How can i use that in getting oppourtunity in Automobile field?
  • Mr Stephen Sudhakar J: Hi Kokila and Chelliah, software are extensively used across different domains in the auto industry and knowldge of softwares is a plus for you. Companies do train new recruits in using softwares
  • Anshu Kumar Srivastava: i want to make a career in electrical core company. what should i do???
  • Naman Jain: What is the recruitment procedure of your company ? off campus
  • Ankur Yadav: Sir, what is the recruitment procedure for freshers in Hyundai ?
  • Mr Stephen Sudhakar J: We do recruit fresh engineers based on requirement. We do visit leading colleges across India and select fresh graduates. They have to attend a test followed by a group discussion and interview. Based on merit they are selected.
  • Nishant Pandya: Good afternoon sir. I'm Nishant Pandya, studying B. E.(mechanical) and am in final year. Sir, is it better to start career in small scale co. and then proceed to bigger cos or the otherwise?
  • Mr Stephen Sudhakar J: HI Nishant, there is no such fixed path of working in a small company or a big company. Where ever you work you must be able to learn and gain as much expereince as possible.
  • Ram Charan: good evening sir.....i had just completed chemical engineering will there any oppurtunities that i have in hyundai motor india limited...
  • Mr Stephen Sudhakar J: Hi Ram Charan; Chemical Engineers also have a scope in the Paint Shop and other related functions in the auto industry.
  • Namitha V.V: Are there any Certified courses offered in your company?
  • Mr Stephen Sudhakar J: Hi Namitha, we do not offer any certified courses
  • SURAJ KUMAR MANDAL: sir how are the off campus recruitment done, is there any latest off campus drive for freshers in your firm
  • Rinshan: what kind of training may i can expect from your company
  • Showmon C Mathew: Sir, Since I am a mechanical engineer, and If you are to select a candidate what would you prefer an MBA graduate or a M tech graduate.
  • Mr Stephen Sudhakar J: Hi Showmon, whether to select a MBA graduate of MTech graduate would depend on the role that we are looking at. For certain jobs MBA's are preferred and for some MTechs would be required.
  • sharmila p: what is the difference between automobile & mechanical engineering, which can be preferred 1st
  • Mr Stephen Sudhakar J: Hi Sharmila, automobile companies recruit both mechanical as well as automobile engineers. Both specializations are useful in this industry.
  • parjanya.kumar: Moreover, I would like to know about the scope of industrial and production engineer in an automobile sector
  • Mr Stephen Sudhakar J: Hi Parjanya, Industrial and production engineers work in different areas of production such as Body, Assembly, Engineering etc. There is lot of scope in the auto industry for them

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