IEEE Kerala Section PES Chapter: Innovative Activities

IEEE Kerala Section PES Chapter organized a series of innovative activities during Sept-Dec 2017

 Workshop on ‘Execution of successful undergraduate projects’

IEEE Kerala section PES chapter organized one day workshop on ‘Execution of successful undergraduate projects’ for engineering students on 23rdSeptember 2017

“​Every project is an opportunity to learn, to figure out problems​​and​​challenges,​​to ​​invent​​ and ​​reinvent.

“How to do a major project?” is a frequently asked question by B.Tech when it’s time to submit their projects. This problem was identified and a workshop was held on 23rd September 2017 at the premises of College of Engineering Chengannur, to help students understand what is expected from them and to plan their project well to produce an outstanding​project.

The workshop was a one day event and the inauguration ceremony began with a silent prayer. Next the “IEEE Code of Ethics” was recited by Mr. Adarsh Vijay, Secretary of IEEE, College of Engineering Chengannur. Later the welcome speech was given by Mr. Arun M, Chairman of IEEE PES SBC CEC. The lamp was lit by all the dignitaries present there and the workshop was officially inaugurated by Dr. Sunil T T, Principal of College of Engineering, Attingal. Then the gathering was addressed by Mr. Raju M, HOD of Electrical Engineering​​ CEC.

A few words of wisdom were shared by Dr. Jacob Thomas V, Principal of CEC. This was followed by a few words from Mr. Manoj Kumar, the branch councilor. The keynote was given by Prof .Biju K, Secretary & Treasurer of IEEE PES Kerala Chapter. Then the inauguration ceremony was brought to an end by the vote of thanks by Mr. Dennis Babu, Vice Chairman of​​ IEEE​​ PES​​ CEC.

After this the participants were taken to their appropriate venue and the classes were taken over by the respective instructors. Workshops were conducted separately, for four different branches of Engineering viz. Civil ​(conducted by Prof. Adarsh S, Assistant Professor, TKMCE Kollam), Computer Science ​( Prof. Binu A, HOD of IT Department, Rajagiri school of Engineering & Technology Kochi), Electronics & Communication ​(Dr. Sunil T T, Principal, College of Engineering Attingal ) and ​Electrical & Electronics ​(​Dr. Dinesh​​ Gopinath,​​​Associate​​Professor,​​​GEC ​​Idukki),

The instructors mainly spoke about the wide range of resources that could be used by students to prove their depth of knowledge and application levels. They were introduced to many new software’s and applications that would help them give their projects a more professional and sophisticated makeover. They also enlightened students on how to plan their projects properly in order to produce expected​results​in the given time limit. The instructors also covered the areas students have to stress on to get their projects to stand out from the crowd and be worth presenting at any competitions. Students were briefed on the points to be kept in​ mind​ while ​choosing​ their ​projects.

A grand lunch was served to the participants and snacks were supplied during the breaks. There was a photo session before tea break which helped students to mingle with other participants. Certificates of participation were given off after tea​​ at ​​the ​​end ​​of ​​the ​​workshop.

Workshop inauguration

Participants with resource persons

The workshop received myriad positive responses. Participants were really satisfied with the workshop and it turned out to be a sensation among them. It was stated that the participants are looking forward to more such fruitful workshops.

Energy Efficient Dream home contest for Engineering students

IEEE Kerala section PES chapter organized Energy efficient dream home contest for engineering students on 7thOctober 2017

IEEE PES Kerala chapter in association with Energy Management centre (EMC) Kerala & PES SBC TKMCE Kollam, organized ‘Energy efficient dream home’ contest for engineering students.  The hub level contests were conducted on 7th October 2017. The venue for Travancore hub was Bishop Jerome Institute Kollam, venue for Kochi hub was Saintgits College of Engineering, Pathamuttom, Kottayam and venue for Malabar hub was MES College of engineering Kuttippuram. 39 teams from different engineering colleges registered for the contest in Kochi hub, 22 teams in Travancore hub and 12 teams in Malabar hub. The teams had to prepare and present their ideas and model of energy efficient dream home. The evaluation was based on design, improved use of terrain, materials used, energy efficient equipment, renewable energy, waste to energy, water harvesting, innovative/new concepts introduced. The judging panel was consisted of experts from the field of Power&  Energy. The contest started at 9:30 a.m. The rules and regulations for contest were explained to the teams and Judging panel were introduced to the audience. Each team were allotted a time of 20 minutes for presentation and interaction. The presentations were over by 3:30p.m. in various hubs and the results were announced. The judges conveyed their comments and views on the presentations.

The winners are:

Kochi hub:

  1. Ajay Balan, Albin S Vayattattil, Marshal Tommy, Sharon Philip of Dept. of Civil engineering Viswajyothi College Of Engineering And Technology, Vazhakulam won the first prize.
  2. Naeema Abdul Gafoor, Sreeshma K.S, Varna Vishwan. T, Surya Gayathry Ratnan. K of Dept. of Civil engineering, Vidya Academy Of Science And Technology, Thalakkottukara were the runners up.
  3. Gisha Joseph, Jobin John Mathew, Arya T.R of Dept. of ECE, Mar Baselios Christian College of Engineering And Technology, Kuttikanam were in third place.
  4.  Jobin Jacob Peter& team from MACE Kothamangalam won the fourth place.

The prize money and certificates for winners were presented by Dr. Jaimol Thomas, Head, Dept. of EEE, Saintgits College of Engineering, Kottayam. Mr. Emil Ninan Skariah, IEEE PES Saintgits SB advisor presented the mementos to judging panel members.

Travancore hub:

  1. Asif Noushad & team – TKMCE Kollam
  2. Jithin  & team – TKMCE Kollam
  3. Athira & team – Heera college of engineering Trivandrum
  4. Devi vijayakumar & team – Trinity college of Engineering Trivandrum

The cash prizes and certificates were given by Prof.V K Damodaran.

Malabar hub:

  1. 1. Dibu & team- MES College of Engineering Kuttippuram
  2. Shahabaz & team-  MES College of Engineering Kuttippuram

The cash prizes and certificates were given by Prof.  K P Mohandas.

Contest at Kochi hub

Contestants with judges at Malabar hub

The participated teams were given participation certificates. The programme came to an end at 4:00p.m.

Workshop on ‘Solar system design and installation’

IEEE Kerala section PES SB chapter College of Engineering Trivandrum organized a one day workshop on ‘Solar system design and installation’ for engineering students from 21-22 October 2017

Inaugural ceremony of the 2 day workshop on Solar PV Installation commenced with the lighting lamp by the faculty team from Kwatt Solution at 9.30 AM on 21st October 2017.

Mr. Sabari Vijay, Vice chairman of IEEE SB CET formally welcomed all the dignitaries present on the dais and participants from various colleges of Kerala. Mr. Mehul Patel, faculty from Kwatt solution briefly introduced about Kwatt solution and the other faculties. Inaugural ceremony was concluded by the felicitation of Ms. Sreejaya staff advisor of IEEE PES SBC CET.

Workshop started about by 10am on the first day and got over by 5pm. Sessions included the basics of Photovoltaic system and its types and how to design a Photovoltaic system from scratch based on your requirements. The students were familiarized with the PVsyst 6.3.9, an app developed by the kWatt solutions. The classes were handled by faculty from IIT bombay trained in the designing of photovoltaic systems. There were over 250 participants from all over Kerala, thus making the event turned out to be a networking opportunity for it’s participants.

On the second day, the students were led by the faculty in a hand on session to build a solar mobile charger from scratch dealt in an effort to keep the students interested and working in non renewable energy experiments two solar panel of 3Volt was given along with the kit distributed. This was followed by hands on session for building a light seeking robot that follows a moving light source.

Workshop hands on sessions

Workshop introductory session

The workshop came to a conclusion with the vote of thanks by Mr. Praveen T A, Chairman IEEE PES SBC CET at 4 PM on 22nd October 2017.

Quiz competition for Engineering students

IEEE Kerala section PES chapter organized Quiz competition for first year engineering students on 4th November 2017

The inaugural Session started at 9.30 AM on 4th November 2017. Meeting started with a silent prayer. Prof Reshna read out the IEEE Code of Ethics. Welcome offered by Ms Sruthi, Vice- chair of TKMCE.  Prof Muhammed Kasim presided over the function. ErA G Hareendralal, Chair PES Kerala chapter, inaugurated the Quiz contest. Asif Nausad, Section SR felicitated in the function. Prof Biju K, Secretary PES Kerala chapter, offered vote of Thanks. A total of 88 students from 46 Colleges participated for the Hub level finals. After tea break, Hub level finals started at 11.00 am. Time duration was 25 minutes.

A skill development program & an IEEE awareness program followed. 29 top scores including 9 hub level winners were announced and they were taken for the state level preliminary quiz contest & lunch break was given to others. Ten State level finalists were announced at 2.15 pm and the on-stage finals started at 2.30 pm. The finals ended around at 4.30 pm and tea break followed.

Winners with PES Kerala chapter office bearers

Winners of the quiz competition

Sandra J of TKMCE Kollam  & Rohit R of Amal Jyothi Engg College Kanjirappally stood first, Jairam R Prabhu of Model Engg College Ernakulam& Daniel Mohan of Jyothi Engg College Thrissur bagged the second place and Jinan K V of GEC Sreekrishnapuram & Ajith V Krishna of College of Engg, Adoor  won the third place. The certificates and cash Prize were distributed and the function ended around 5.00 PM. Photo session was arranged in between the program.

Paper presentation Competition for Engineering Students

IEEE Kerala section PES chapter organized Paper presentation competition for first year engineering students on 18th November 2017

Paper presentation contest for engineering students was jointly organized by IEEE PES Kerala chapter and PES SBC TKMCE Kollam. The programme was conducted using the funds of member driven initiative scheme by PES. The theme for the contest was ‘Smart grid for power distribution in smart cities’.

Hub level contest

The hub level competitions were held on 21stOctober 2017. The venue for Travancore hub was College of Engineering Adoor, venue for Kochi hub was Rajagiri school of engineering & technology Kochi and and venue for Malabar hub was Vimaljyothi engineering college Kannur.

The hub level winners are

Travancore hub:

  1. Abhiramiprakash& team, College of engineering Adoor
  2. Anjana S & team, College of engineering Adoor
  3. Jithin T & team, TKM College of engineering Kollam
  4. Aswathy A M & team, GEC Bartonhill

Kochi hub:

  1. Roselyn Ann Chacko& team, College of Engineering Munnar
  2. MalavikaSudheer& team, Sahridaya engineering college Thrisuur
  3. Alan anna Mathew & team, Rajagiri school of engineering & technology Kochi
  4. Cerinekallukaran& team, Rajagiri school of engineering & technology Kochi

Malabar hub:

  1. Raja pandiammal& team, GEC Kannur
  2. Rohansajeev& team, Vimaljyothi engineering college Kannur
  3. Megnasudeep& team, Vimaljyothi engineering college Kannur
  4. Murshidmusthafa& team, Vimaljyothi engineering college Kannur

State level contest

State level of Paper presentation contest for engineering students was conducted on 18thNovember 2017 at TKMCE Kollam. The programme was started at 9.30 AM with welcome address by Prof. Reshna, IEEE SB Counselor, TKMCE Kollam. The presentations by the finalists started at 9.45 AM. Each team was given 15 minutes for presentation.  The judging panel consisted of three experts from the field of Power&Energy. The presentations were over by 3.30 PM. Lunch and refreshments were given to the participants. A group photo was taken at the end. The winners of the finals were

  1. Raja pandiammal& team, GEC Kannur
  2. Abhiramiprakash& team, College of engineering Adoor
  3. Jithin T & team, TKM College of engineering Kollam

Winners with PES Kerala chapter office bearers and judges

Participants and volunteers

The winners were given cash prizes and merit certificates. All participants were given participation certificates. Certificates were distributed by Prof. Biju K, Secretary, IEEE PES Kerala chapter.

The programme concluded at 4 PM.

Annual General Meeting 2017

IEEE Kerala section PES Kerala chapter organized Annual General Meeting on 16thDecember 2017

The Annual General Meeting 2017 of IEEE PES Kerala chapter was held on 16th December 2017 at Classic Sarovar Portico hotel, Trivandrum. About 30 PES members attended the programme. The meeting started at 10 AM with a welcome address by Er. A G Hareendralal, Chair, PES Kerala chapter. Prof. Biju K, Secretary, PES Kerala chapter, presented the activity report of 2017. It was followed by a session on ‘How the chapter can excel’ by Er. A. Suhair, Vice chair, PES Kerala chapter. Next session was on the topic ‘Challenges in power sector in Kerala and the role of PES’ by Prof. V. K. Damodaran, Life Senior Member IEEE, and Chair, Educational activities, PES Kerala chapter. After lunch, the various PES student branch chapter chairs presented activity report of their chapters. After that, there was a session on ‘Interaction with affinity groups’ such as YP, WiE, SIGHT and SSIT. Next session on ‘Renewable energy progress in Kerala’ by Er. Ajith Gopi, Project Engineer ANERT. Prof. P. S. chandramohan, Chair, Conferences, PES Kerala chapter, briefed about the projects that could be taken by PES for the benefit of the society.

Prof.V.K.Damodaran on Challenges in Power sector

Group photo

The last session was an interactive session where, discussions where held on the future activities of PES Kerala chapter and about the feedback of the activities in the year 2017. Many ideas were came up during the discussions and Er. A Suhair concluded the session with his concluding remarks. Prof.Biju K, expressed the formal vote of thanks. The meeting concluded at 4 PM with a group photo session and a high tea thereafter.

Biju K
IEEE PES Kerala chapter
IEEE Kerala section