FAQ

What is industrial automation?

Industrial Automation means automating machinery and processes in factories with various control systems like mechanical, hydraulic, pneumatic, electrical, electronic devices and computers. Modern factories, typically use all these combined automation techniques to achieve high productivity, quality, flexibility and safety.

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What are career avenues in industrial automation?

Modern industries can be of two types:

  1. Industries that use automation to manufacture their product.
  2. Industries that manufacture automated machines or provide solutions to achieve automation.

Type 1 industries require automation professionals to troubleshoot their automated systems. Type 2 industries require automation professionals for designing and deploying automated machines and control systems at user industries.

This means, there are ample job opportunities for engineers who have knowledge and skills in automation technologies.

I do not know anything about industrial automation. Will I be able to understand?

Yes. You will understand progressively because we start the training from introduction to the components involved their working and cover all the core topics in detail. So it becomes very easy for a student to understand.

Students who are ITI technician also are trained by us and have proved their worth.

How will my career grow in this field?

As said earlier, Automation Engineer can start his career either with manufacturer of automation machine called OEMs(Original Equipment Manufacturers) or end user of such machines like any automated manufacturing plant. In both the cases, an automation engineer has enough opportunities of growth. Typical career path of an automation engineer can be depicted as follows.

What is CAE? Who can attend this course?

Certified Automation Engineer (CAE) is a 45 days, full time, industry oriented course specially designed for job seekers who have completed BE or Diploma in Mechanical, Electrical, Electronics, TC and Instrumentation engineering or B. Sc/M. Sc in electronics.
Objective of the course

To enable fresh engineer to design and troubleshoot a control system of any automated machine or process plant single-handedly.
To increase employability of fresh engineers by imparting industry relevant knowledge.
To help fresh engineers to reduce fear and gain confidence by acquiring technical knowledge, communication skills and interview techniques.
To launch careers of participants in ever growing field of industrial automation.

To provide trained engineers to industries.

Can I learn and understand the subjects of other branches of engineering?

An automation engineer is supposed to maintain, troubleshoot, design or install any automated system. For such a job, he is expected to have only application knowledge of all technologies. It means they should be able to understand

  1. Working principles of components
  2. Selection criteria
  3. Configuration
  4. Troubleshooting at system level

We ensure you get this application knowledge in CAE course.

 

Why should I prefer TAACT?

Teknocrat’s Academy of Automation and Control Technology (TAACT) is India’s leading training institute in the field of Industrial Automation with 12 years of existence. It has trained 1500+ engineering students in industrial automation technology.

TAACT has also trained 4000+ working professionals from industries like Mahindra & Mahindra, Times of India, Delhi Metro, Jindal group, Volkswagen, General Motors, Sterlite group, SAIL, Suzlon, Indian Railways, TATA motors and many more.

Industrial Legacy: TAACT enjoys a legacy of Teknocrat’s group that has 22+ years of experience in Industrial Automation projects and services.

Faculty: TAACT has been successfully ensuring effective transfer of knowledge to fresh engineers through able faculties who have more than 80 years of collective experience in industrial automation.

Curriculum: TAACT’s curriculum is the closest one to industry’s expectations. Thanks to the continuous efforts of improvements in curriculum based on proactive, periodical process of feedback from industries.

Course Materials: Participants are offered unique books with rich contents that spans from basic concepts to practcal guidelines about using latest technologies.

Infrastructure: Spacious classrooms and labs with advanced automation equipments like switchgears, sensors, PLC, SCADA systems which are latest in industries.

Placements: TAACT’s most important pillar is its unparalleled placement assistance. TAACT offers support right from preparing resume, finding right job opportunity, generating an interview call and coordinating with industry and candidate till the placement is done. TAACT has a placement record of more than 80%. Thanks to a well defined course and strong industry relations.

Will I get the same services at Thane and Nashik campuses?

Yes. You choose what is convenient to you.

What is past record of TAACT’s placement services?

TAACT has placed 85% of its students since last 2 years.

How will you help me get placed?

In CAE, along with training on industrial automation, our placement team also trains you on resume writing, basic communication and interview skills. TAACT’s placement team supports you right from preparing resume, finding right job opportunity, generating an interview call and coordinating with industry and you till the placement is done. You can give your location preferences of the job and TAACT will try its best to find the job as per your preferences.

What if I do not get selected in interview?

TAACT’s placement team gives a guarantee of 3 interview calls to every candidate. If you have attended the course regularly and have understood the contents, you are most likely to get selected in 3 calls. However, more calls will be given if job positions are available and candidate is trying sincerely.

How much salary can I expect?

One can expect to get starting salary of 8000 Rs to 20000 Rs per month depending on the industry and job market. However, if candidate does well in a job, he can grow fast. After 2 years of experience, candidate may switch to MNC and expect salary of 25000 to 30000 Rs. per month.

Why don’t you guarantee 100% placement?

We cannot guarantee placement of candidate who have not attended the course sincerely and who appear for interview without preparation.

What are the eligibility criteria for the CAE course?

  • Diploma / Degree (electronics, electrical, mechanical, Instrumentation engg.)
  • B.Sc ( Physics, Electronics)
  • Students pursuing above mentioned courses

For whom this CAE course is useful? Who can be benefited from this course?

The course is about automated function which brings together electrical / electronics / mechanical components and their utilities to act automatically with the help of a programmed device called PLC.

The course is interesting and useful for a person having inclination towards application of logical thinking.

However, a person having engineering background or that of Physics can grasp and perform faster. e.g. Fresh engineering graduates and B.Sc. Physics/ Electronics graduates OR working professionals in either of above fields who desires to build a career in fast growing automation industry and who upgrade their present level of knowledge and enhance their performance.

The course is for all those who want to keep the pace with the latest technology.

What is a PLC?

A PLC means a Programmable Logic Controller which is a combination of hardware and works on software to a make any operation/process automatic in the industries for e. g. Automobile factory, Steel Industry, Power generation industry, Paint shop, Packaging line, Bakery etc. The PLC works considering inputs feed to the same and automatically operates a circuit involving Electronic, Electrical, Pneumatic, Hydraulic components.  The user enters a program, usually via software, that gives the desired results.

Do I need to have any special computer language Programming Skills?

It is not essential to have any special PC programming language skills but you must know how to operate the computer.

What are the job opportunities after completion of this course?

Due to globalization, industries are forced to adopt automation technologies to achieve:

  1. International quality standards.
  2. Repeat accuracy in the function / process
  3. Adhering strict delivery schedules.
  4. Reduction in human errors.
  5. Less dependence on labour.

So you will find automation in each & every industry irrespective of its size. As the demand of automated machines is on rise, you will find increase in manufacturers of such machines & plants.

Now, the user & manufacturer of automated systems require engineers to design, maintain & modify such systems. So ideally every industry needs such automation engineers. So, imagine the job opportunities for the right candidates.

Moreover, in automation field, same products are used globally resulting into opportunities all over the world for the same knowledge set.

TAACT has included everything in Certified Automation Engineer (CAE) course, which industry dreams the automation engineer to know. As this course transforms a typical engineer (electrical, electronics, mechanical) into automation engineer. Whenever industry wants to employ engineers they prefer automation engineers rather than degree / diploma engineers.

So there is always more no. of job opportunities waiting for an Automation engineer from TAACT than a typical engineering graduate or diploma holder.

What is normal salary structure one can expect after completion of the TAACT CAE course?

Automation engineers are expected to be recruited in the area of design, Production, maintenance, after sales servicing and many more. All fields are experience based fields. So, after completion of CAE course, one may be recruited as a trainee / fresher at the normal salaries being offered in that period, i.e. in the range of 1 to 2 Lacs annually. After an experience of 2 to 3 years, an automation engineer can expect salaries ranging from 3 to 5 lacs annually depending upon the performance and capability of the individual & the organization, he is working with.

This CAE course enables you to enter into a creative, rewarding & prosperous field of automation. After experience of more than 5 years, sky is the only limit for right candidates in industrial automation field.

Why is it necessary to complete CAE course at the start of the career?

A typical engineer knows only about his branch of engineering & requires help of engineers from other branches to design or troubleshoot a system. Moreover, university course provide limited knowledge about the latest products being used in the industry.

So, by completing the course at the start of your career, you make sure that your knowledge level increases and matches with the industry expectations & you become more versatile.

If you start your career without such knowledge base,

  • You may not be competitive while entering into working atmosphere.
  • You may not be able to enter & settle in where automation has become a must.
  • Your knowledge will be limited to the older machines & it’s components. In such events, while finding / changing the job, your interviewer may not find you useful / versatile.
  • Another candidate who is an automation engineer may get the job / be promoted faster than you due to his abilities to handle the project single handedly.

Can the duration of CAE course be reduced?

In CAE course we have tried to cover entire automation technology components. We have done our best to schedule the course within 2 months. But looking at the time, which can be devoted by an individual & acceptable cost, we are forced to design the course for 2 months.

So, the course is reasonably scheduled & duration can’t be reduced further.

We would like to comment further that one should invest 2 months looking at the extraordinary career prospects & secured future.

I want to learn only PLC programming. Why you have added other topics including Pneumatics & Hydraulics?

At TAACT, we believe in development of Automation Engineer, one who knows all accessories of automation technology, irrespective of his own engineering branch.

Only such engineers can achieve great career growth.

Additionally, even if one wants to learn only PLC programming, ultimately PLC gets interfaced with sensors, switchgears, motors, pneumatics, hydraulics etc. So, unless one knows about characteristics of all these products, PLC programmer fails to program a process, or his role will be limited to a code writer & not designer.

Can I start my own business after completion of this course?

Definitely, yes you can start a system integration business after one or two years of experience after completion of CAE course. This is a very wonderful line of business, which is very creative & prosperous. The beauty of this line is that you need not invest in space, equipment & manpower to start with.

What are the opportunities for female candidates in automation field?

Yes. On of possible job for females, could be in sales support (technical), a back-office job. This  support (facilitation) could start even at earlier stage by helping customers,  in finalising the technical needs for proposed projects. Other jobs could be remotely supporting customer or service persons in programming PLCs/ ACD. Other possible jobs could be preparation, maintenance (periodic updating) and control of technical documentation.

What is difference between IT & Automation field?

I.T. & Industrial automation are two different fields

Industrial Automation I.T.
Many job opportunities in all sectors like Pharmaceutical, Steel plants, Automotive, paper Inds, Food Inds.& many more Job opportunities in I.T. Sector
Experience get benefits for future job opportunities Require regular updates
Automation includes Hardware & software programming knowledge Includes software knowledge
Job & work process Stability Varity in work process & instability in job

               

I have drop during engineering; how I can get a good job?

As you have drop during engg. You can’t apply in Limited & multinational companies, but with the help of Automation knowledge you can start your career from small & middle scale companies and after 3-4 years experience you can apply for big companies.

Can a person change job profile from sales or marketing to design, maintenance or service afterward?

Yes. It is possible to change job from one dept to other within an organisation if eagerness /interest is shown to work in the field of interest. Of course it also depends on business needs and positions available at that point of time. But surely it is possible.

Your fees are too high.

As we believe in practical knowledge, our labs are flooded with specially designed training systems. We invest huge amount in lacs on the equipments in the lab at each campus.

In addition to this we provide almost 1000 pages of course material to each participant.

Our CAE course duration is of more than 300 hrs. If one calculates the training cost per hr, it comes to approx. Rs. 100/-, which is much lesser than the cost of courses like autocad, animation, software programming etc, which is approx. Rs. 150/-, wherein the equipments are limited to computers.

Considering all above points, we are sure that you’ll agree with us that our fees are more than reasonable.

Additionally, you can avail special discount under Early Birds Scheme.

Which are the courses for academics provided by TAACT

TAACT has been closely interacting with engineering colleges from last 5 years & realized a growing need of training in application knowledge of automation among individuals. There are four courses designed, like wise –

  • Workshop in Basic Industrial Automation (3 days)
  • Advanced programming of PLC’s (5 days)
  • Design of Pneumatics (2 days)
  • esign of Hydraulics (2 days)

What is the benefit for individuals?

Individuals will come to know about application knowledge of Industrial Automation & will be introduced to the accessories of automation e.g. PLC, Sensors, Switchgears, Drives & many more.

Will the individuals get job?

Through the workshop, the individuals will be aware of the industrial products & terminologies, which will unable to answer queries during company interviews more effectively.
Additionally another objective of this workshop is to create interest among individuals to choose industrial automation as their career choice, which is very creative, secure &
prosperous career path.

What is the requirement from college for these courses?

Classroom with LCD Projector.

Which are the things you will arrange for courses?

We as TAACT will arrange –

  • Trained & Industrial Experienced Faculties
  • Books to each participant
  • Training kit (for demonstration)
  • Certificate for each participant

What is the duration & eligibility for individuals?

The duration for Basic industrial automation is 3 days
Advanced Programming of PLC’s is 6 days
Design of Pneumatics & Design of Hydraulics is 2 days respectively
Eligibility is final year of Mech., E & TC, Electronics, Instrumentation engg. (Degree or Diploma) individuals.

Do you give Industrial visit OR Seminar?

Yes, Prior intimation & Scheduled programme should be mailed to office. We also deliver the seminar regarding to industrial automation for the introduction of automation, Subject.

Whether TAACT is affiliated or attached with any university?

No, TAACT is independent institution, which is related with industrial automation, arranging the training programs of PLC, H & P, SCADA, HMI, Drives & designing various courses prefers to employ.

What is the benefit of college in arranging such courses?

The industry versatile engineers & multiskilled. The individuals, who attend these short courses, are in a better position to answer the questions by industry professionals during campus interview. The success rate of recruitment during campus interviews are observed to be dramatically increased for such individual such success rates contributes to building reputation of the institution.

How can a college get associated with TAACT?

TAACT can sign MOU with colleges to arrange seminar, workshop or placement oriented training programs in college campus and encourage students to learn industrial automation. TAACT is committed to help associate colleges in increasing the employability of their students through its training and placement facilities.