Meet Jayesh Kanchan from Flender Drives Pvt. Ltd. I Accredian Spotlight

In this Accredian Spotlight interview, we feature Jayesh Kanchan, a leading Service Manager with over 10 years of experience. His insatiable passion for knowledge and upskilling led him to enroll in the Post Graduate Program in Data Science & Artificial Intelligence Accredian.

Question 1: Which program & batch are you a part of at Accredian & tell us more about your current work profile?

Jayesh: I am a part of the PGP in Data Science & AI program (PGPDSAI), March 2021 cohort. I’ve 10+ years of experience in the Mechanical field. I have been associated with Flender Drives Pvt. Ltd as Service Manager for Industrial gearboxes.

My work profile includes visiting customer sites for overhauling/commissioning of gearboxes; resolving faults such as high vibration, abnormal noise, high temperature of the gearboxes; training colleagues on various types of gearboxes; carrying out conditions monitoring of the gearboxes. Earlier, I was associated with Siemens Ltd as Design Engineer for Low Voltage Switchgear products.

Question 2: Walk us through your career journey & what got you interested in Data Science & Machine Learning?

Jayesh: I started my career with Siemens Ltd as a Graduate Trainee Engineer in Low Voltage Switchgear, Mumbai. Worked for 2 years on localization of products such as ACB, MCCB. Later, I moved to Mechanical Drives – Industrial Gearboxes within Siemens Ltd. I was in Bangalore for 3 years and roamed in South India to resolve customer complaints and for overhauling the gearboxes. I got the opportunity to move to Nigeria and finally returned to India after gaining experience in scaling business activities.

Since college, I was very much interested in Programming. I kept on feeding my hunger for learning by undergoing online courses on various scientific topics. However, I was searching for proper guidance and then came across the well-designed course at Accredian.   

Question 3: What tools and packages in Data Science & Machine Learning have you mastered at Accredian so far?

Jayesh: I was familiar with C++ & Java, but after joining this course I learned Python and its packages such as NumPy, Pandas, Seaborn to carry out Data processing & Data Analysis using EDA.
I have learned concepts of Machine Learning Algorithms like Linear regression, Logistic regression, Decision Tree, Random Forest, and their application as well.

Question 4: What challenges did you face when you started your Data Science journey and how did you overcome it?

Jayesh: Time management is one challenge that I faced in my learning journey at Accredian but I started dedicating time for studies and followed all the pending lectures and assignments. I aim to achieve my dream of becoming a Machine Learning Engineer. And the only way to do things perfectly is by regular practice.

Question 5: Who is your favorite faculty at Accredian and what did you learn from them? 

Jayesh: My favorite faculties are Mr. Suchit Majumdar & Mr. Amit. We started our Data Science journey using Python with Mr. Suchit. He is very calm and patient while solving queries. I’m now learning R from Mr. Amit. He is way beyond patient in solving queries and answering us.

Question 6: What is the goal of Data Science?

Jayesh: The goal of Data Science is to get meaningful insights from any kind of data such as huge data, unstructured data; by performing Data pre-processing, Data cleansing, Post-processing and EDA. Also, we have readily available tools to present the data in a way that is easy to understand.

Question 7: How has Data Science evolved in the last few years?

Jayesh: Study and application of Statistics was there before the invention of computers, but in the last few years technology has progressed so fast and we have higher processing speeds, higher storage capacity, huge amounts of available data; which is contributing significantly to the evolution of Data Science which is being applied in all the domains – Healthcare, Finance, Industry, Teaching field, Retail, Telecom, 

Jayesh: Auto EDA is the latest trend in Data Science, which is the most exciting for me. Most of the work such as Data processing, Data Cleansing, EDA will be automated and will help in improving analysis by increasing precision and saving time. I am also excited about the application of Deep Learning and would like to work in the field.

Question 9: Which Data Science blogs do you follow?

Jayesh: I follow Data Science Learners Community, INASID Blog, and Analytics Vidhya.
I also follow YouTube channels such as Mr. Krish Naik’s channel and @python_tip on Twitter.

Question 10: What advice would you give to a beginner in Data Science?

Jayesh: I would like to advise all the Data Science enthusiasts to join the formal course in Data Science.

Accredian is the best online platform to learn Data Science and AI. It offers a structured syllabus, the option of choosing courses as per your choice since courses are divided into small parts such as CDF, GCD, GCDAI, PGPDSAI, the option of pausing the program at any point in case having difficulties, and most importantly brilliant Instructors.

Hope you enjoyed reading this interview. If you want to read more such interesting student stories, check out Accredian Spotlight.

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