24th October 2014
12.30 pm – 2.00 PM
No. of Participants
The IEEE Student Branch, College of Engineering Chengannur organized the IEEE Awareness and Orientation Class for the 2018 batch. The event had a participation of more than 150 students, from all classes of the 2018 batch.
The objective of the event was to familiarize the fresher’s with IEEE, IEEE membership benefits, IEEE CEC, volunteering and learning opportunities within IEEE, and more. Prof. Shanu N, Branch Counsellor of the SB, kick-started the event with a short talk on IEEE and IEEE benefits. The presenters were Mr. Rony Alex (S5F) and Ms. Susmitha M (S5D), and they had an interactive, informative, fun session. Mr. Avinash Balakrishnan (S5C) shared his experience with IEEE. The event concluded by selecting the two representatives from each class, for future communication. The participants had a fruitful time learning about IEEE, and attended the event positively and energetically. The event had a good feedback overall.
25th October 2014
10.00 AM- 4.00 PM
No. of Participants
The IEEE Student Branch, College of Engineering Chengannur organized a seminar on Physics of semiconductor devices by Dr. Premlet (Associate Professor, TKM College of engineering). The event had a participation of more than 80, from M.Tech VLSI&ES students and faculties from different departments.
The objective of the event was to understand the basic theory behind semiconductor devices and to improve the teaching skill. Dr. Nisha Kuruvilla, HOD Dept., ECE introduced the presenter. The morning session dealt with Nano-electronics, based on concepts like quantum well, quantum dot, quantum tunneling etc. It was an interactive and informative session.
The afternoon session was meant to train the junior faculties and it concentrated on how to make the teaching more effective. The presenter also made a demonstration of teaching of some selected topics
The function ended up with bestowing a memento to Dr. Premlet. The participants attended the event positively and energetically. The event received a good overall feedback.
15th October 2014
17th October 2014
12:45 pm – 1:15 pm
12:45 pm – 1:15 pm
No, of participants
The IEEE SB of College of Engineering, Chengannur conducted a school level quiz competition organized by the Kerala PES Chapter. It was aimed to make the diligent students aware about IEEE.
Due to large number of participants, a school level screening test was conducted on 15th October 2014 among 96 students and out of which 25 were screened in for the finals. Finals were conducted on 17th October 2014. The question covered all inevitable spheres of the world that a student must be aware of. IEEE could successfully reach out to the students and the awareness was filtered to the grass root level. The first and second prize winners were awarded certificates and cash prize of Rs.1000 & Rs.250 respectively and certificates.
The results of the Quiz competition are as follows:
• 1st position : Sree Karthik Mohan
• 2nd position : Nithin Varghese
Date: 5th February 2014
Time: 4.15 – 5.15 pm
Venue: Room 103 New Block
No. of Participants: 46
The IEEE Computer Society, College of Engineering, Chengannur successfully conducted the ‘TECHTALK 2.5’ on 5th February 2014 at 4:15 pm with a participation of 46 students across all batches and branches. The session was taken by Tony Tom (Chairman IEEE SB CEC). He gave an engaging session on the Nymi wrist watch which uses the heartbeat of the user to unlock his/her bit-coin wallet. This session was also informative as well as obsessive. The program came to an end by 5:15pm.The feedback received was over- whelming and encouraging.
· Prelims: 11th February 2014
· Finals :13th February 2014
Time: 4.15PM – 5.15PM
Venue: IEEE LIBRARY, College of Engineering, Chengannur
No. of Participants: 30
The Computer Society Chapter of IEEE Student Branch, College of Engineering, Chengannur conducted a C-Coding Contest, consisting of two rounds (prelims and finals) aimed for first and second year students. The Preliminary Round was held on 11th February which consisted of 20 questions based on the basics of C language, to be answered in 30 min. The Final Round was held on 13th February which consisted of 5 questions aimed at challenging the logical ability of the selected students, given an hour. Results of the C-Coding Contest are:
1st position: Jishnu Girish – S4C and 2nd position: Akhil Thomas – S4D
Date: 24th February 2014
Time: 9:00 am to 5:00pm
Venue: New Seminar Hall
No. of Participants: 50
The inaugural meet-up of Blackberry Developer Group, Kerala, was conducted on 24th February 2014 at the new Seminar hall with a participation of about 50 students from engineering colleges across Kerala. An interesting ice-breaking session was followed by an introduction to Blackberry Developer Group by Mr. Shahul Hameed, Manager, Blackberry Developer Group, Kerala. Jibin Jose, representative of Rubus Lab, Startup Village detailed on Rubus Lab, Blackberry Innovation Zone, Cochin and other support offered by Blackberry to App developers. Other members shared their experiences on the same. The core session “Porting Android applications to Blackberry 10” was held in the afternoon by Gokul S Krishnan. An hour long hands on session was there to enable participants to try out the lessons and get live support from experts. A positive response was recorded from the attendees regarding the event. The program was successful in bringing out the developing quest in students. Shahul Hameed ended the session with words of gratitude.
Date: 3rd March, 2014
Time: 4:30pm – 5:30pm
Venue: Computer Lab 2
No. of Participants: 35
Tech-Talk 2.6 marked the beginning of renovated tech-talk series. It was conducted on 3rd March 2014 at 4:30PM. It comprised of three sessions. First session included a discussion of Google Products and Services, taken by Shankar Narayan (S4 B). Then a captivating tech round-up was taken by Rony Alex Thomas (S4 F) and finally a tech quiz, by Leroy Vargis (Vice- Chair IEEE SB CEC). A basic introduction to Google products like Google translate and Google wallet, among others, were covered in the session on Google Products and Services while Tech round-up consisted of information on cutting edge technology coming up in the market such as Nokia X-series . Tech quiz had 10 questions on the basic aspects of the technology today. Session ended up at 5:30pm. The session was interactive and informative. The feedback from the participants was good and appreciable.
Date: 3rd and 4th March, 2014
Time: 4:00– 5:00pm
Venue: Seminar Hall
No. of Participants: 45
A two day workshop on photo shop was organized by the IEEE student branch of College Of Engineering, Chengannur on 3rd and 4th of March 2014 exclusively for IEEE and IEEE Computer Society members. The 1st day comprised of familiarization of tools used in photo shop, handled by Leroy .J .Vargis, 2nd year Computer Science department. Various photo shop tools such as Lasso Tool, Move Tool, Slice tool, Heeling Brush tool, Stamp tool etc. were introduced which was very informative for abstract beginners. Various options for rendering different effects on the image were also discussed. The 2nd day was handled by Tony Tom, 3rd year Computer Science which dealt with the fundamentals of photo shop such as, attracting the audience, readability etc. It also included a hands-on session were the students were made to do designing in photo shop on their laptops. It was a very creative and useful session in which the students were able to get more idea about the tools that they were introduced in the last session. All the students made their own innovative images. The application of photo shop in various domains such as in ads, brochures etc. were also discussed.
Date : 10th MARCH 2014
Time : 9:30 am – 12:30 pm
Venue : SEMINAR HALL
No. of Participants : 57
The IEEE Computer Society Student chapter CEC in connection with the Entrepreneur Development Cell of the college together conducted a Linux familiarization class on 10th March 2014 at 9:30 AM to 12:30PM with a participation of around 60 students across all batches and branches. It was handled by Mr. Minto Joseph and Mr. Praveen, members of Linux User Group, Alappuzha. The students were briefed on the basic working of an application in a Linux system, introductions to Ubuntu and Fedora and various other open source applications. The session came to an end with a discussion on various career opportunities.
Date : 8th April 2014
Time : 1:30pm-4:00pm
Venue : NB 312
No. of Participants : 28
The Computer Society Chapter of IEEE Student Branch, College of Engineering, Chengannur conducted a Java familiarization class on April 8, 2014 1:30 pm for the second year students of Computer Science and Engineering with a participation of 28. The class was taken by Mr. Shahul Hameed of 2014 batch. It was conducted with an aim to support the academics of second year students. The class gave them a deep knowledge about Java language and its programming level applications. Tips to be applied in the Java labs were also discussed. The session was informative and interactive, and was well useful to the participants. The session came to an end by 4:00pm
Date : 12 to 18 May 2014
Time : 9:00 am to 5:00 pm
No. of participants : 120
Venue : College of Engineering, Chengannur
Date: July 10, 2014
Time: 4:00pm– 5:30pm
Venue: Room No: 104
No. of Participants: 45
The Computer society General Meeting for first years was organized on July 10, 2014 from 4:00pm to 5:30pm. The meeting was attended by around 45 students. Once the crowd settled, Ms. Thasmi K. Maheen (Chair-person, IEEE Computer Society Chapter, CEC) started off by giving an introductory speech. She spoke about the benefits of CS chapter for the non-CS members present among the crowd and went on to describe the CS undertakings such as DevCom, Guild etc. She announced that Guild activities would be organized every week by S3 students in order to improve their exposure to event management. The event calendar for CS activities was presented by Bhargav M. (Vice Chairman, IEEE Computer Society Chapter, CEC).
To keep up the spirit of enthusiasm, team spirit and unity between the CS members, the students were divided into 3 groups and they were asked to do any activity within 5 minutes. Firstly, a group skit was performed by Manu and team which depicted how IEEE could benefit our student life. This was followed by a group activity organized by Ajay and party. A random selection was performed and those selected from the crowd present were assigned tasks by volunteers. This event turned out to be fun-filled and engaging. Later a tech talk was conducted by Adriel and party, the team spoke on various technical topics such as “Introduction to Google Keep” and “Orkut vs Facebook” etc.
After these group activities, Ms. Susmitha (DevCom Coordinator) briefed the crowd about the upcoming inter- college CS event, AKCSD which would take place on 2nd August 2014 and invited volunteers from among the crowd. Ms. Thasmi gave the final announcements and the crowd was dispersed.
Date: August 2, 2014
Time: 8:00am – 5:30 pm
Venue: College of Engineering, Chengannur
CSD – Its Pretext
CSD was proposed as a forerunner to All Kerala IEEE Computer Society Day and to revitalize the presence of Computer Society in Kerala. Out the 4040 IEEE members in the section, there are just 246 CS members (all grades). The fact that there were only four active CS chapters out of the 10 in the section qualified as disenchanting. Given the present conjuncture, we reckoned that there ought to be a catalyst to activate these dormant chapters and conduct quality events to draw new members. And thus, CSD was born.
The Event – Highlights
- 66 registrations were confirmed out of the 70 received from 14 SBs from the section.
- The Chief Guest was Mr. Satish Babu – Director, ICFOSS
- Other dignitaries and senior volunteers included Mini Ulanat – IEEE CS Chairperson, Kerala Section, Harisankar P S – Chief Innovations Officer, Ruby Kitchen Technosol Pvt. Ltd, Farish C V – Secretary IEEE CS Chapter, Kerala Section, Shahul Hameed – REM Scholar and Former Chair, IEEE SB CEC and REM Scholars – Sandeep C and Vishnu Sanker.
- The stalls set up comprised – An IEEE SB Achievements stall, CS Awareness stall, a CS Benefits stall and game stalls.
The participation from the SB was 50 student members
Date: 28th Sept, 2014
Time: 1:30 pm to 3:30 pm
Place: Centre Court 2
No. of teams: 8
The Line follower robot competition held during SUMMIT 2014 was organized by IEEE RAS CEC, and the event involved building and deploying an autonomous robot that could navigate a course laid out using white lines on a black background. The robot that completes the course in the shortest time would win the prize. The course would consist of intersecting lines and mazes. If any team member touched or picked up their robot to correct its course, they would incur a penalty. So, the team with the shortest completion time and the minimum number of hand-touches would win the prize.
The competition was conducted in the Centre Court of College of Engineering, Chengannur. A total of 8 teams registered for the competition. Each team had not more than 4 members. A team from CEC, consisting of Shilpa Sabu and Ajay Haridas, was also present. The event commenced at 1:30 PM, shortly before which the track was shown to the competitors.
Each team was given two tries at the course. All the teams performed reasonably well. None of them failed to complete the course. All 8 teams completed 2 runs each by 3:30 PM. In the end, the total score and penalties were tallied up, and the team from Sree Buddha Engineering College (Mr. Nithin Prince John and Mr. Sidharth Rajeev) was declared victorious.
OFF-ROAD ROBO RACE
Date: 28 Sept, 2014
Time: 10:30am to 12:30pm
Place: Centre Court, College Of Engineering Chengannur
No. of teams: 7
The Off Road Robo Race was one of the main competitions of SUMMIT 2014, organized by RAS. The event was a platform to explore the abilities of the participants in robotics. The race actually put forward a challenge to the participants to conquer a track and solve a maze within shortest time. It tested the participants for their knowledge for control of their robot in front of many obstacles. There were 4 main check points and each of them had a different obstacle like bridge, mud, sloppy paths, etc. that awarded them bonus point. The most efficient of the participants who had the power to maneuver through the obstacles won the race. The participants were given 30 seconds to understand the track before the clock starts ticking. Prizes for the event was a cash award of Rs 6000 and certificates. The competition was held at 10:30am on 28 Sept, 2014. The event was led by Avinash Balakrishnan and Rohit R Nath. Seven teams of 2 members each, from different colleges participated in the competition.
The tight competition was held between famous teams who had marked their footprints in several other races in robotics. All the participants were much prepared to be the winners of the competition. Since they were all equally experienced, it was difficult to predict the winner. At last Jibin James (Viswajothi College of Engineering) and Derin Jo Varghese (Carmal Engineering College) bagged the first prize of Rs 6000. They completed the track within 2 minutes. Joel Sunny (NIT, Calicut) and Derick Siby (CEC) were the first runners up. The team from CEC, consisting of Nived T and Muhammed Ashik secured the second runners up position. All participants were provided with participation certificates.
DATE: 28th Sept, 2014
VENUE: CENTRE COURT
NO OF TEAMS: 4
RoboRace was one of the four robotic competitions planned for SUMMIT 2014.The competition was conducted by Robotics & Automation Society of College of Engineering, Chengannur. The main objective of the competition was to test the efficiency of the robots in overcoming the tasks and completing the given track in the shortest possible time.
The participants were allowed one minute to analyze the track and to test the condition of their robot. The prize money for the event was 5000rs and the participants were also awarded certificates of participation. The event was led by Muhammad Nabeel and Arjun S Panicker. Four teams participated in the competition, which included the college team headed by Sarath C Babu and Deebu N.R.
The event started at 12:40pm and there were four participants. List of the participants is as follows:
1. Renjith. R. Nair, College of engineering Kalloopara
2. Sreelesh Prakash, Malabar Institute of Technology
3. Deebu N.R, College of Engineering Chengannur
4. Jibin James, Viswajyoti College of Engineering
The winner of the competition was Renjith.R.Nair, whose robot completed the track in 2 minutes and 21 seconds. The prize and certificates were handed out shortly after the run of the last competitor. The event was concluded at 1:20 PM.
with no prior hand on experience.
Volunteer Training Session
Date : 17th January 2014
Time : 1:00 pm -4:00 pm
Venue : New Seminar Hall, College of Engineering Chengannur
No. of Participants : 30
A Volunteer Training Session was organized on 17th January, 2014 at 1:00 pm with a participation of 30 students from the second year and third year batches.
The session comprised a talk by Mr. Prijoe Philip, a CEC alumni, and currently a member of IEEE MGA Advisory Committee. He gave an overview about Volunteering and Leadership qualities and shared his experience as an IEEE volunteer. His innovative suggestion on conducting events at Student Branch, to reach out the benefits of IEEE to every student volunteer is highly commendable. He reviewed the activities of RAS and gave suggestions on working efficiently. The session gave the students details about the best ways they could contribute to IEEE and reap its benefits. The talk was interactive and informative and received very good feedback from the participants. Participants were highly inspired by the speaker and particularly appreciative of the entertaining way that the session was held.
Date: 15th February 2014
Time: 6:00 am-7:30 pm
Venue: Vikram Sarabhai Space Centre (VSSC), Trivandrum, Kerala
No. of Participants: 66
An industrial visit to the Vikram Sarabhai Space Station (VSSC), a research center situated in the ISRO complex in Thiruvananthapuram was conducted on 15th February 2014. The museum, which consists of a permanent exhibition is set inside the erstwhile St. Mary Magdalene Church. With real sized models and miniature versions of Space Launch Vehicles and Satellite components, the trip was a look into how India achieved its level of space revolution. There was a mini theater which also showcased some of the most famous rocket launches from the Thumba, Trivandrum.
After a scrumptious lunch, the group headed for some light entertainment and games at the Varkala Beach, Kollam. The industrial visit completed in one day with student members, spread across all the semesters of study. All in all, it was an Industrial Visit that helped all students to understand how far India has progressed in the field of Space Exploration, and made it an unforgettable experience for all.
Date: 26-30 MAY 2014
Time: 9:30 am -3:30 pm
Venue: IEEE Library, College of Engineering, Chengannur
No. of Participants: 20
Upon realizing the immense potential and promise that the field of robotics held, it became apparent that a basic knowledge of robotics is beneficial to students. With this in mind, The Robotics and Automation Society conducted a Summer Training workshop for semester IV students from 26th to 30th May 2014.When it comes to programming robotic devices, PIC microcontrollers are quickly replacing computers. The main objective of the workshop was to familiarize students with PIC Microcontrollers and Arduino basics. The sessions, intended for Semester IV students, was attended by a total of 20 members and was led by Tony K. James, Chairman RAS, IEEE SB, CEC and Amal Suresh, a senior member of the society. The workshop details are briefed below:
· Covered the fundamentals – the evolution and development of the PIC with its applications.
· Programming using Mikro C was introduced to students where the LCD functions and commands in the MikroC library was also discussed.
· Proteus– a circuit simulator was introduced. Following this the Printed Circuit Board (PCB) design using Aries and Diptrace was elaborated upon.
· A number of sample projects such as LED Blinking were simulated using these software. The participants were then divided into groups of five with a unique project assigned to each group. These groups worked on their circuit layouts and programming for their respective projects. Each group used Proteus to perform a circuit simulation and then burnt their program codes onto a PIC. The PCB design was done on Dip Trace and was developed and etched after printing. The components were then soldered onto each board which was then tested for the required output.
· A “Back to Basics of Arduino” session was held on the final day by the former RAS Chairman of the SB, Aswin Shibu Abraham. The students then worked with a number of sensors used in robotics projects and ran sample programs to see its working
Date: 19th to 25th July 2014
Venue: 510 NB, CEC
Number of participants: 66
A six day workshop on PIC (Peripheral Interface Controllers) was organized for S3 students of the college from 19th to 25th July 2014. The session involved subjects ranging from circuit design, programming and PCB fabrication. This event serves as a fundraiser for the upcoming events of the year, as well as an initiation for the new members.
TIME: 2:00 PM
VENUE: SEMINAR HALL, CEC
The RAS Chapter, organized a technical interactive session handled by Dr. Sandhya Prabhakaran, an eminent alumni of CEC. She has received a PhD in Machine Learning from University of Basel, Switzerland.
The session mainly focused on query answering on higher studies in research and development field, and experience sharing. The students also posed questions on “Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning”- her field of study. She suggested using LEGO Robotic Kits on future projects by the students. The hour long session was winded up by felicitating Dr. Sandhya Prabhakar by Mrs. Deepa James, Professor, Electrical department.
Date: 26th July, 2014
Venue: Nazareth Orphanage, Tiruvalla
The WIE Affinity group, College of Engineering Chengannur as a part of 10th year celebration successfully conducted a charity event for kids at the Nazareth orphanage, Tiruvalla on July 26th 2014, with the active participation of 9 students from CEC.
• Group Activities
• Interactive session with organization head
• Providing technical education
The students were divided into groups and were asked to present creative art form of their choice such as song, dance, mono-act and mimicry. The performances of some students were marvelous. Subsequently, we presented them with badminton rackets, cricket stumps and bats. Games were organized to make the sessions interactive. Interested students were tutored on English writing. We also sponsored a lunch for them.
During the afternoon session students studying in 7th and above were mentored on the basics of computer, Picasa photo editor, Microsoft word, Power Point and Excel. They were asked to create a database of their inmates. Rest of the students were taken outside for creative activities.
Interactive session with the organization head
The vision and objectives of the organization along with how WIE can contribute to its cause was discussed.
A sum of Rs 3500 in cash other than the lunch sponsored was handed over to the organization, as a mark of support from IEEE SB, CEC.
The session was concluded around 4 pm with distribution of chocolates to the students followed by the photo session.
Date : 16th and 17th July 2014
Time : 4:15pm to 5:30pm
Venue : New Block, room no 105
No of participants : 50
The IEEE Women in Engineering, College of Engineering, Chengannur, conducted a class on documentation on 16th and 17th July 2014 from4:15pm with a participation of 50 students from second year batches.
The session covered:
• Report writing
• Resume making
• E-mail etiquettes
• Permission letters
The speakers were Susmitha M (S5 D) and Aswani Anil (S7). Session by Susmitha M helped the students to understand the importance of maintaining a profile on social networking sites. Email etiquettes were discussed and resume making was familiarized. Dos and don’ts while writing proposals, reports and permission letters were also explained. Aswani Anil briefed the students on IEEE WIE. The class came to a close around 5:30pm on both days.