PES SB Chapter Update from RIT Kottayam: Annual Award Ceremony and PYTREK

IEEE PES SB Chapter Rajiv Gandhi Institute of Technology (RIT), Kottayam conducted its Annual Report Presentation 2020 and Award ceremony on 30th December 2020 in Cisco Webex. Dr. Jalaja MJ, Principal of RIT, Kottayam graced the event as the Chief Guest of the Ceremony. Guests of honour were Dr. Dolly Mary A, Branch Counsellor (2021), IEEE SB RIT, Ms. Anu George, Branch Counsellor (2020), IEEE SB RIT, Dr. Prince A, Chapter Advisor of IEEE PES SBC RIT, and Dr. Vincent G, Chapter Advisor of IEEE IAS SBC RIT. Each of the guests shared their thoughts and motivated students to participate more actively in all the upcoming events and competitions. The program involved an Annual Report presentation by Sidharth S, Secretary of IEEE PES SBC RIT where he enumerated all the events conducted by the SBC in the year 2020. Winners and volunteers of all the events conducted by the PES SBC RIT in the year 2020 were appreciated and awarded with virtual mementos by the guests of honour.

Poster of Annual Report Presentation & Award ceremony

About 70 students received mementos on over 14 categories of awards. The main aim of the event was to give an annual overview of the activities conducted by the Student Branch Chapter and to congratulate all the online competitive event winners and active volunteers. Since recognition is an important component of volunteer retention, this event helped in motivating the awardees to continue their volunteering involvements.

Poster of PYTREK- A journey with Python

Another effective event was PYTREK: a 3-week workshop series on Python Programming. The major topics covered were the introduction to Python and GitHub, installation of different modules, and tutorials on NumPy, Matplotlib, SciPy, and Pandas. A total of 110 students (34 IEEE and 76 non-IEEE) attended the workshop via online platform. The event was packed with daily one-hour online sessions, weekly doubt clearance sessions, and projects during 12-30 December 2020. Attendees were enabled to deal with hands-on projects in Python.

Sidharth S
Secretary, IEEE PES Student Branch Chapter
Rajiv Gandhi Institute of Technology, Kottayam