Electrical & Electronics Engineering

About Electrical & Electronics Engineering Department

The Department of Electrical & Electronics Engineering (E&E) was established in the year 2002 and offers four programmes.

Bachelor of Engineering in Electrical & Electronics is a four year (eight semesters) duration programme affiliated to VTU, approved by AICTE and accredited by NBA.
Master of technology in Power Electronics is a two year (four semesters) duration programme affiliated to VTU, approved by AICTE.
M.Sc in Electrical & Electronics Engineering affiliated to VTU, approved by AICTE.
PhD in Electrical & Electronics Engineering affiliated to VTU, approved by AICTE.

The Department has a well balanced mixture of senior and experienced faculty together with young and dynamic faculty. The Department has a team of 17 well qualified and dedicated faculties with the wide range of specialization and 7 technical and supporting staff. This programme offers a unique mix of electrical, electronics and computer related courses enabling the students to take up a professional carrier/higher studies in any of these areas. Subjects on network theory, control systems, protection and power systems, power generation, transmission and distribution give the basic exposure to electrical fundamentals, where as analogue and digital circuits, microcontrollers, digital signal processing, advanced programming languages makes attractive blend of electrical & electronics thereby creating excellent placement opportunities in every sector. The students of this branch are placed in electrical & electronics related organization and software companies.

With the objective of making graduates industry ready, the Department modernized all laboratories using industry standard equipments such as Contactors. The Power System Protection Relay Laboratory is the only one its kind in an educational institute in the entire country. Two Labs: Reverse Engineering and Robotics have been setup in addition to VTU requirements, providing graduates a wide base in engineering. Special laboratory sessions are conducted for the first year students to orient them towards engineering principles and practices.

Objective

To develop necessary skills in students, through rigorous global education and an appreciation for lifelong learning for successful and satisfying careers.
To provide students with the solid foundation in mathematical, scientific and electrical engineering to analyze data and technical concepts for application to product design and also to pursue higher education.
To train students with good scientific and engineering breadth, including proficiency in software language and use of latest software tools so as to comprehend, analyze, design and create novel products and solutions for the real life problems.
To inculcate in students professional and ethical attitude, effective communication skills, teamwork skills, multidisciplinary approach and an ability to relate engineering issues to broader social context.

Students will attribute

an ability to apply knowledge of mathematics, science and engineering,
an ability to design and conduct experiments as well as to analyze and interpret data,
an ability to design a system, component or process to meet desired needs within realistic constraints such as economic, environmental, social, political, ethical, health and safety, manufacturability and sustainability,
an ability to function on multidisciplinary teams,
an ability to identify, formulate and solve engineering problems,
an understanding of professional and ethical responsibility,
an ability to communicate effectively,
the broad education necessary to understand the impact of engineering solutions in a global, economic, environmental and societal context,
a recognition of the need for and an ability to engage in life-long learning,
a knowledge of contemporary issues and,
an ability to use the techniques, skills and modern engineering tools necessary for engineering practice,
an ability to use modern software and simulation tools and techniques to analyze, present and solve engineering problems.

"Excel in Electrical Engineering Education and Research"

  1. Provide and maintain an environment designed to ensure quality Electrical Engineering education.
  2. Design and deliver add-on curricula to existing VTU syllabus to ensure compatibility with national and global needs.
  3. Provide holistic personality development of the students through interaction with Industry, academia and alumni.
  4. Consolidate state-of-art laboratories for teaching and research acivities
  1. To develop necessary skills in students for successful careers through rigorous education and appreciation for the life-long learning needed to maintain competency.
  2. To provide students with the solid foundation in mathematical, scientific and electrical engineering to analyze data and extract relevant information for application to product design and pursue higher education.
  3. To train students with good scientific and engineering breadth, including proficiency in software language and use of latest software tools so as to comprehend, analyze, design and create novel products and solutions to current problems.
  4. To inculcate in students professional and ethical attitude, effective communication skills, teamwork skills, multidisciplinary approach, and an ability to relate engineering issues to broader social context.
    E&E Engineering Graduates will be able to:
  1. Engineering knowledge: Apply the knowledge of mathematics, science, engineering fundamentals and Electrical & Electronics Engineering to the solution of complex engineering problems.
  2. Problem analysis: Identify, formulate, research literature, and analyze complex engineering problems reaching substantiated conclusions using first principles of mathematics, natural sciences, and engineering sciences.
  3. Design/development of solutions: Design solutions for complex engineering problems and design system components or processes that meet the specified needs with appropriate consideration for the public health and safety, and the cultural, societal, and environmental considerations.
  4. Conduct investigations of complex problems: Use research-based knowledge and research methods including design of experiments, analysis and interpretation of data, and synthesis of the information to provide valid conclusions.
  5. Modern tool usage: Create, select, and apply appropriate techniques, resources, and modern engineering and IT tools, including prediction and modeling to complex engineering activities, with an understanding of the limitations.
  6. The engineer and society: Apply reasoning informed by the contextual knowledge to assess societal, health, safety, legal and cultural issues and the consequent responsibilities relevant to the professional engineering practice.
  7. Environment and sustainability: Understand the impact of the professional engineering solutions in societal and environmental contexts, and demonstrate the knowledge of, and need for sustainable development.
  8. Ethics: Apply ethical principles and commit to professional ethics and responsibilities and norms of the engineering practice.
  9. Individual and team work: Function effectively as an individual, and as a member or leader in diverse teams, and in multidisciplinary settings.
  10. Communication: Communicate effectively on complex engineering activities with the engineering community and with society at large, such as, being able to comprehend and write effective reports and design documentation, make effective presentations, and give and receive clear instructions.
  11. Project management and finance: Demonstrate knowledge and understanding of the engineering and management principles and apply these to one’s own work, as a member and leader in a team, to manage projects and in multidisciplinary environments.
  12. Life-long learning: Recognize the need for, and have the preparation and ability to engage in independent and life-long learning in the broadest context of technological change.
    E&E Engineering Graduates will be able to:
  1. Make use of modern simulation software / hardware tools and techniques to analyze, present and solve Electrical & Electronics Engineering problems.
  2. Develop entrepreneurial skills through Industry Institute Interactions by activities related to personality development and financial management.
Designation Name Qualifications
Designation Name Qualifications
Foreman Mr Maxim D'Souza BE - E&E
Lab Instructor Ms Priya A. Diploma E&E
Technician Mr Melwyn Prakash Miranda ITI - Electrical
Lab Instructor Mr Raghu R Diploma E&C

The Department has well-equipped state-of-the-art laboratories to meet the needs of students. They are:

Analog Electronics Logic Design
Power Electronics Circuit Simulation and Measurements
Transformers and Induction Machines. Control System.
DC Machines & Synchronous Machines. Relay and High Voltage.
Power System Simulation Micro Controller
Reverse Engineering / Project. Computer Aided Electrical Drawing

The student project/staff research laboratory is equipped with latest state of the art instruments which enable students to undertake projects and research in emerging technologies and post graduate studies.

Licensed Software

MATLAB Software SPGC Compiler
SCRAM C for ARM 7 Lab view
ETAP Software

Free Software

ORCAD- PSPICE TURBO C++
Kiel

2017 Batch

SL.NO NAME OF THE COMPANY No. OF STUDENTS
1 HPe 1
2 Decathlon 1
3 Artech 1
4 Mphasis 1
5 The Manipal Group 1
6 Cranes Software 1
7 Karmic Design 1
8 ITC Infotech 2
9 IBM 2
10 QSpiders 2
11 L&T Infotech 3
12 Hinduja Global Solutions 7
13 Tech Mahindra 11
Total 34

2016 Batch

SL.NO NAME OF THE COMPANY No. OF STUDENTS
1 MU SIGMA 1
2 AMAZON 1
3 MPHASIS 1
4 SAP Labs 1
5 CAPE ELECTRIC Pvt. LTD 1
6 OBO BETTERMANN INDIA PVT. LTD 1
7 TECH MAHINDRA 2
8 IBM 2
9 KARMIC 2
10 INFOSYS 2
11 PRDC 2
12 UST GLOBAL 4
13 TCS 8
14 VDART SOFTWARE SERVICES 10
Total 38

2015 Batch

SL.NO NAME OF THE COMPANY No. OF STUDENTS
1 IBM 1
2 TCS/td> 1
3 MCF 1
4 Cognizant 2
5 Unitelworks Wireless Solutions 2
6 Infosys 2
7 NTT Data 2
8 Tessolve Semiconductors 2
9 PRDC 2
10 HP 3
11 Pravruthi (Job Fair) 3
12 Tech Mahindra 7
Total 28

EEE : Engineers Day Celebration

The Department of Electrical and Electronics Engineering celebrated Engineers Day on the 27th of October, 2017. The department organized two events for the students as part of the celebration. 

The first event was named ‘High Tension’ and was conducted for the students of the Department of Electrical and Electronics Engineering at 1:30 pm. The event consisted of 5 rounds. Round 1 was an elimination round where 18 of the 95 participants qualified to participate in the next round. The second round was called 'Circuit Solving' where 18 participants were divided into 6 teams. 4 Teams qualified to take part in Round 3 -  'Balloon Blasting', Round 4 - 'Technical Dumb-Charades' and Round 5 - 'Object Collection based on the English Alphabet'. At the end of rounds three, four and five points were allotted to each team. At the end of the fifth round the team which secured the maximum points was declared as the winners and the second maximum as runners up. 

The second year E&E students organized the second event - ‘Technical Treasure Hunt’. A total of 30 teams consisting of 3 member each had participated in the event. An online elimination round was conducted using Google Forms and QR codes. The top 5 teams from the first round qualified to the next round. In the treasure hunt the participants had to find batteries for the wire loop and complete it. Prizes was awarded to 2 teams that completed the task in the shortest amount of time.

Ms Divya Pai and Ms Madhavi, Assistant Professor E&E congratulated the winners & distributed the prizes & certificates.


EEE : EELS Inauguration

The Inauguration of the Electrical & Electronics Student Association (EELS) was held on 25th October 2017 at 2:45pm in the Spoorthi Conference hall. Rev. Fr Wilfred Prakash D’Souza, Director, SJEC presided over the inaugural ceremony. Mr Preetham D’Souza, First Officer, Jet Airways graced the occasion as the Chief Guest. Guests of honor were Mr Glenn Noronha, Energy Specialist, United States Green Building Council, Rev. Fr Rohith D’Costa, Assistant Director, Dr Joseph Gonsalvis, Principal and Dr Rio D’Souza, Vice Principal, SJEC. Dr. Sheryl Grace Colaco, Head of the Department, Ms Chaithra Shetty, Staff Coordinator and Mr Sharath Kumar Shetty, Student Coordinator, EELS were the other dignitaries present on the dais.

The program began with a prayer song by the E&E students lead by Mr Alex Mathew and group. Mr Tejas Acharya, final year student welcomed the dignitaries and introduced the Chief Guest and Guests of Honor to the gathering. The EELS association was formally inaugurated by lighting the lamp.  Mr Sourabh C Rai, final year student presented the report of EELS association activities held during the academic year 2016-17. Mr Sharath Kumar Shetty, Student Coordinator, EELS proposed the action plan for the academic year 2017-18. The meritorious students who secured highest marks in each subject during the last academic year were presented with a Certificate of Merit, as a gesture of appreciation, Mr Preetham D’Souza, Mr Glenn Noronha, Rev. Fr Rohith D’Costa and Dr Rio D’Souza honored the meritorious students.

Mr Preetham D’Souza in his address, inspired students to stay focused on academics and have a strong foundation in the subject fundamentals, which will be the key-step for their success. He stressed on the importance of  honesty, hard work and the need to impart happiness to others. Mr Glenn Noronha shared his experience as a student and as a professional working in various places in India and abroad. He motivated students to stay focused on their goals. He advised the students to interact with their classmates in order to improve their communication skills, team spirit and peer learning, leading to the overall personality development of the student during college days. He added that students should be aware of recent advances in  technology, take up internships in industry, attend training programs and develop projects. 

Dr Joseph Gonsalvis, Principal, SJEC, motivated the students to take up new challenges and succeed in the same. Rev. Fr Wilfred Prakash D’Souza, Director, SJEC, in his presidential address, emphasized the need to develop good knowledge of the subject and to be updated with current trends in Electrical Engineering.

The guests were felicitated with a memento presented by the Director, Rev. Fr Wilfred Prakash D’Souza and Principal, Dr Joseph Gonsalvis. The formal event concluded with the vote of thanks delivered by Ms Dhanya, a final year student. Ms Florence Marriolla Pinto, final year student was the master of ceremony for the event. The formal inaugural function was followed by a technical talk on 'Building Information Modelling(BIM)' by the Chief Guest.

EEE : Technical Talk On “Building Information Modeling [BIM]-Future of Construction”

The EELS association conducted a technical talk on the topic ‘Building Information Modeling [BIM]-Future of Construction’ on 25th October 2017 from 3.30 pm to 5.00 pm in the Spoorthi Conference hall. The talk was delivered by Mr Glenn Noronha, Energy Specialist , United States Green Building Council and was intended for the 3rd, 5th & 7th Semester B.E, E&E Students.

The technical talk aimed at providing updated knowledge on BIM and its importance in the current construction field. The resource person elaborated on the topic and informed the audience that BIM is a process for creating and managing all the information on a building project – before, during and after construction. The output of this process is the Building Information Model, the digital description of every aspect of the built asset. He also added the importance of learning BIM in the present scenario while compared to the existing AUTOCAD tool that is being practiced in the industry. He stated that training on BIM could be taken up by the Mechanical, Electrical and Civil engineering students and also stated that student trained in this field are being paid highly by the industry.

The technical talk was interactive and well appreciated by all E&E students present.

EEE : Technical Seminar on “Transformers and Plant Maintenance” & “Industry Grade Digital Energy Meters”

As part of VACT activities, the Department of Electrical and Electronics Engineering organized two technical seminars on the  23rd September 2017, from 10:00 am to 12:00 pm in the E&E Seminar hall. The technical sessions were intended for the 3rd semester E&E students.

The first technical seminar titled ‘Transformers and Plant Maintenance’ was delivered by Mr Ramesh B Tantri, Engineer, Birla Chemicals, Karwar. The seminar aimed at providing holistic knowledge about Industry Grade Transformers & testing methods used for the same. The seminar gave the students in depth knowledge on transformer tappings, losses and efficiency calculations used by the industry. Focus on certification procedures and industry norms and practices was also stressed. The students appreciated the session and interacted with the resource person to gain more information about transformers and plant maintenance.

The second technical seminar titled 'Industry Grade Digital Energy Meters' was delivered by Mr Sreekesh Udupa, Engineer, L&T Metering, Mysuru. This seminar focused on providing recent knowledge on state of the art technology available with digital energy meters. Meters ranging from the one with a simple LCD display to one with sophisticated DSM technology manufactured by L&T were presented. The technical details of these sophisticated meters were also shared with the student audience. The students were highly appreciative and put forth a number of technical questions to the resource person.

EEE: Session on Technical Training with focus on GATE and other Competitive Exams

As a part of VACT activities, Electrical & Electronics Engineering Department organized a Technical Session for 3rd & 5th Semester EEE Students on 22nd August 2017 in Class Room 1103. The objective of this seminar was to improve the technical skillset so that the students will be able to prepare for GATE and other competitive exams in Electrical domain. Information about the public sector companies, IES and GATE exams was discussed with the students. During the interactive session, students are encouraged to gather more information and preparation process was discussed. In the first session, important concepts involving Electric Circuit were discussed. The present knowledge of the students in the particular concept was evaluated by an assessment test with 10 questions. The same questions were solved with multiple methods and shortcuts were told to the students to improve their analytical skills too. The seminar was appreciated by all the students and faculty members present on the occasion. Around 70 students attended the talk.

EEE-EELS: Guest Lecture on Basics of Bipolar Junction Transistor

Embracing the theme of VACT, EELS association conducted a guest lecture for 3rd & 5th Semester B.E Electrical and Electronics Engineering Students on 22nd August 2017 from 3:00 pm to 5:00 pm in EEE Seminar Hall. The lecture on the topic Basics of Bipolar Junction Transistor was delivered by Prof Laxminidhi, Department of Electronics and Communication at NITK-Surathkal. The guest lecture aimed at providing knowledge on basic concepts in BJT circuits, characteristics and fundamentals of analysis.

The lecture inspired students towards analytical reasoning in the field of analogue electronics. The lecture was highly interactive and well appreciated by all the students present during the event.

EEE-EELS: Workshop on “Quantitative Aptitude”

Embracing the theme of VACT, EELS Association of the Department of Electrical and Electronics Engineering conducted a workshop on Quantitative Aptitude for Second and Third year EEE students on 17th August 2017 between 3:00 pm to 5:00 pm in EEE Lecture Hall-1101. The workshop was conducted by Mr Deepesh S Kanchan, Assistant Professor - Department of EEE at SJEC. The topics covered during this workshop included: Time and Distance, Problem on ages, problem on Trains, Time and Work, Ratio and Proportion and problems on numbers. The workshop was highly interactive and well appreciated by all the students present for the workshop. This workshop aimed at providing preliminary knowledge on Quantitative Aptitude required for competitive exams.

EEE - IEEE: Workshop on PLC & SCADA

As a part of VACT, the Department of Electrical & Electronics Engineering in association with IEEE-SJEC Student Chapter organized a One-Week Student Training Programme on Programmable Logic Controllers & SCADA for the Final Year EEE students from 14th August to 19th August 2017 in Electrical Seminar Hall. Mr Himanshu Kumar & Mr Amith Kumar Singh of Indwell Institute of Technology, Pune were the resource persons. The objective of the training programme was to create awareness on the practical aspects of PLC & SCADA in industrial automation and also to enhance the knowledge and skills of the students in the PLC domain. The training sessions focused mainly on providing theoretical knowledge and hands-on training on the PLC software. Every theory session was followed by a related hands-on session. Students had an opportunity to use Mitsubishi & Siemens PLC hardware during the practical sessions. Mini projects were demonstrated to the students and few modifications to these projects were done by the students during the hands-on sessions. The students were also given an overview of the development of SCADA & HMI for control applications. The theory & practical session were appreciated by the students. 

EEE – EELS: Seminar on Effects of Recreational Drugs in Institutes of Higher Educations

As a part of VACT activities EELS Association of Electrical and Electronics Engineering Department organized a seminar for Second & Third Year EEE Students on 9th August 2017 in Fr Fred Seminar Hall. Mr Lanson Colaco, Ms Sabha Ali, Ms Shreya and Ms Siddhi, MBBS students of KVG Sullia were the resource persons for this event. The objective of this seminar was to create awareness among the youth on the types of illegal drugs and the consequences of their usage. During the interactive seminar, topics of discussion were: nature and availability of legal & illegal drugs such as cocaine, heroin, marijuana; elaboration on reasons why people use it; substance abuse and the subsequent health issues.

The students were made conscious of the health effects due to the consumption of alcohol, tobacco and recreational drugs on different parts of the body and how it leads to addiction. They conversed with audience on How to say “No to drugs”. Mr Lanson Colaco asked students to make friends and start talking with people to share their joys and sorrows so as to stay away from all recreational drugs. The seminar was appreciated by all the students and faculty members present on the occasion. Around 80 students attended the talk.

EEE - EELS: Motivational talk on Career Prospects for Engineers

As a part of VACT activities EELS association of Electrical & Electronics Engineering Department organized a career guidance session for Second & Third Year EEE Students on 8th August 2017 in Fr. Fred Seminar Hall. Mr Alric D’Souza, Project Consultant, SELCO Foundation was the resource person. During his Talk Mr Alric shared his experience to sensitize the challenges faced by young audience on the current placement and the challenges during initial phase of their career. He advised the young audience to show patience during the first few years after graduation and be passionate about their work. He also advised them to be prepared to expect the unexpected and smartly sort out the professional issues with a clear mind. The talk was appreciated by all young students & faculty present on occasion. The talk ended by thanking the guest speaker for giving an insight on the topic. Around 70 students attended the talk.

NCSCC-17: Tutorial on IoT and Smart Environments by TCS at SJEC

A tutorial on Internet of Things IoT and Smart Environments by TCS – Bengaluru was organised at SJEC. The tutorial was part of the ongoing Two Days National Conference on Smart Computing and Control NCSCC-17. The tutorial was delivered by Dr Bighnaraj Panigrahi, Scientist at TCS Innovation Labs – Bengaluru. Internet of Things IoT is a widely applicable concept revolutionizing human interactions with the world around. It is a worldwide network of interconnected objects, uniquely addressable based on standard communication protocols. Dr Panigrahi explained the basic technology behind IoT and offered insights into IoT’s potential applications and research avenues that could be pursued at SJEC. Considering the recent initiative of Mangalore being declared India’s Start-up district by the GOI, IoT offers great opportunity for the young graduates at SJEC and Mangalore in general to develop innovations that will help Mangalore truly become a Smart City.

Dr Panigrahi began by describing the Internet of Things IoT as the next in line following the revolutionary invention of the Internet and Cellular networks. He mentioned that; heterogeneity, interoperability, intercommunication, and automation as the areas of influence of IoT. He provided the data of 1% of ‘things’ in the world are connected currently and from 10 billion things of today, around 50 billion things will be connected by 2020. Companies across the globe have invested 14 Trillion Dollars over the past 10 years on IoT, and this signifies the interest in IoT and its integration on human life in the future. From, Industrial Automation, Health Care, and Smart Homes, to Agriculture, Defence, and Smart Cities, IoT find applications everywhere. Research on IoT related technologies, such as, IoT devices, Network Architecture and Protocols, Fog Computing, Internet of Everything, and Security & Privacy, are currently being pursued worldwide. Dr Panigrahi also explained about the ongoing IoT related activities at TCS – Bengaluru and concluded with a video of a Smart Home demonstrating all the applications of IoT that were explained. 


NCSCC-17: Inauguration

NCSCC-17, a two days National Conference on Smart Computing and Control, jointly organized by Departments of Computer Science and Engineering, Electrical and Electronics Engineering and Computer Applications of SJEC in association with Tata Consultancy Services – Bengaluru and Scientific and Academic Publishers – United States, was inaugurated on 29th June 2017 at 10:00 am, by Dr Anirban Basu, President of Computer Society of India.

Rev. Fr Wilfred Prakash D’Souza, Director – SJEC, presided over the inaugural ceremony. Rev. Fr Rohith D’Costa, Assistant  Director – SJEC, Dr Joseph Gonsalvis, Principal – SJEC, Dr Rio D’Souza, Vice Principal – SJEC, Ms Sridevi Saralaya, Conference Chair – NCSCC-17, along with Dr Sheryl Colaco, HOD of Electrical and Electronics Engineering and Ms Sumangala N., HOD of Computer Applications were present on the dais.

Dr Anirban Basu, who graced the occasion as the Chief Guest, in his address mentioned that, with an easy access to sensors, there is more scope for IOT based projects in India. He spoke about the idea of smart cities in the Indian context and the policies put forth by the Indian Government on IOT. He also highlighted the importance of data analytics in the context of big data and the various issues in classifying and clustering big data.

Rev. Fr Wilfred Prakash D’Souza appreciated the Departments for taking initiative in conducting this National Conference and suggested to use technologies in a smarter way. Dr Joseph Gonsalvis spoke about the necessity of integrating technologies to aid research and development activities. Dr Rio D'Souza, Professor and Head, Department of Computer Science and Engineering, welcomed the dignitaries and introduced the Chief Guest to the gathering. Ms Sridevi Saralaya, Associate Professor, Department of Computer Science & Engineering and Conference Chair of NCSCC-2017, briefed about the conference.

Dr Sheryl Grace Colaco, Professor and Head, Department of Electrical & Electronics Engineering and Organizing Chair of NCSCC-2017 conveyed the vote of thanks.

The inaugural ceremony was followed by the Keynote Address by Dr Anirban Basu on IoT and Big Data Analytics

NCSCC-17: Final Report

The Departments of Computer Science and Engineering, Electrical and Electronics Engineering and Computer Applications of SJEC in association with Tata Consultancy Services – Bengaluru and Scientific and Academic Publishers – United States organized a two days National Conference on Smart Computing and Control NCSCC-17, on 29 - 30 June 2017. The conference was well attended by eminent academicians, faculty members and students from reputed technical and educational institutions from different parts of the country.

 

The conference was inaugurated by the Chief Guest, Dr Anirban Basu, President of Computer Society of India, on 29th June 2017 at 9:30 am. Dr Anirban Basu released the proceedings of the conference and delivered the keynote address on 'IoT and Big Data Analytics'. In his address, Dr Basu mentioned that, with an easy access to sensors, there is more scope for IOT based projects in India. He spoke about the idea of smart cities in the Indian context and the policies put forth by the Indian Government on IOT.  He also highlighted the importance of data analytics in the context of big data and the various issues in classifying and clustering big data.

 

Rev. Fr Wilfred Prakash D'Souza, Director - SJEC presided over the function and appreciated the Departments for taking initiation in conducting this National Conference. Dr Joseph Gonsalvis, Principal-SJEC spoke about the necessity of integrating technologies to aid research and development activities. Dr Rio D'Souza, Vice Principal and Head of the Department of Computer Science and Engineering, welcomed the dignitaries and introduced the Chief Guest to the gathering. Ms Sridevi Saralaya, Associate Professor, Department of Computer Science and Engineering and Conference Chair of NCSCC 2017, gave an overview of the conference.

 

The technical session titled Communication Network & Internet Technology was conducted on the first day of the conference at 2:00 pm at the Spoorthi Conference Hall, Academic Block III. The session was chaired by Dr Pushparaj Shetty D, Assistant Professor, Department of Mathematical and Computational Sciences, NITK - Surathkal and Co-Chaired by Ms Sunitha Guruprasad, Assistant Professor, Department of Computer Science and Engineering-SJEC. Six papers were presented during the session. The paper titled Development of Android based application ASKresults by Gopika G, K K Gayathri Ramesh, Kripa M L, Likitha U B, Shashidhara Kulal and Alwyn Edison Mendonca of Srinivas Institute of Technology, Mangaluru won the best paper award.

 

The second session titled Power Electronics drives & Energy Management Systems was conducted simultaneously at Fr Fred Memorial Hall, Academic Block I. The session was chaired by Dr Rajalakshmi Samaga B L, Professor and Head, Department of Electrical and Electronics Engineering, Canara Engineering College, Mangaluru and co-chaired by Dr Sheryl Grace Colaco, Professor and Head, Department of Electrical and Electronics Engineering - SJEC. Ten papers were presented during this session. The paper titled Superlative Vehicle by Oliver Lester Saldanha, Jackson Ivan D’Souza, Puneeth G Suvarna,Theju kumar JP, Sheryl Grace Colaco of SJEC was awarded the best paper.

 

The proceedings on the second day started with a tutorial on 'IoT and Smart Environments' by Dr Bighnaraj Panigrahi, Scientist, TCS Research & Innovations, Bengaluru.  Dr Bighnaraj in his address traced the evolution of IoT from Wireless sensor Networks and briefly presented the history of IoT, its architecture, IoT applications and networking for IoT.  Dr Panigrahi also explained about the ongoing IoT related activities at TCS – Bengaluru and concluded with a video of a Smart Home demonstrating all the applications of IoT that were explained.

The tutorial was followed by the third technical session titled 'Intelligent Systems and Knowledge Management'. The session started at 11:00 a.m at Spoorthi Conference Hall, Academic Block III. The session was chaired by Dr Radhika M Pai, Professor, Department of Information and Communication Technology, MIT - Manipal and co-chaired by Ms Sumangala, Assistant Professor and In-charge HOD, Department of Computer Applications, at SJEC. Ten presentations were made during the session and the best paper award was won by the paper titled Smart Cane for the visually impaired by Muriel Pinto, Veena Parvathi, Sheetal Malagi, Denzil Rose, Ajinthajaya Kumar M K of SJEC.

 

The final session on Smart Environments started at 2:00 pm at Fr Fred Memorial Hall, Academic Block I. The session was chaired by Dr Thyagaraju G S, Professor and Head, Department of Computer Science and Engineering, SDMIT, Ujire and co-chaired by Mr Shreenath Acharya, Assistant Professor, Department of Computer Science and Engineering - SJEC. Fourteen participants presented their paper during this session. Best paper award was given to the paper titled Portable Functional electrical stimulator for post-stroke: An emerging rehabilitation tool for stroke patients by Rahul V A, Subramanya K, Ajithanjaya M K of SJEC.

 

This conference provided a platform to all the researchers, faculty members and students across the country to share their ideas and research in the emerging fields of Smart Computing and Controls. Dr Sheryl Grace Colaco, Professor and Head, Department of Electrical and Electronics Engineering and the Organizing Chair of NCSCC 2017 conveyed the vote of thanks


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EEE: 10 Days FDP on Power and Energy Systems

A 10 Days FDP on Power and Energy Systems was organized by the Department of Electrical and Electronics Engineering at SJEC in association with The National Training Centre for Solar Technology, KPCL - Bengaluru from 19th to 28th June 2017. This was one of the biggest events organized by the Department of Electrical and Electronics Engineering till date and it attracted participants from NITK, MIT, NMAMIT, GSSIETW, SDMIT and NMPT. It had an impressive list of Resource Personnel comprising Dr H. Naganagouda, Director - NTCST, Mr Shyam Sundar, Director - Studer Innotech India Pvt Ltd, Mr H. Jayakumar, Retd Joint Director CPRI, Mr M.K Narayan, GM(Retd), Excide Batteries, Mr Pramod Kumar Naik, Senior Application Engineer, Corel Technologies, Mr K S Pai, MD - Vijaya Solar Plant, Mr Shravanth Vasisht, Research Fellow, IISc Bangalore, Mr K Vasudevan, Senior Manager, ETAP Automations, Mr T K Nagaraj Rao, Senior Manager, Electrical Maintenence, MRPL and Mr Alric D’souza, Senior Manager, SELCO Foundation, Rural Community Lab, Manipal.

The Inaugural function of the FDP was presided over by the Former Director of SJEC, Rev. Fr Joseph J Lobo on 19th June 2017 at 9:30 am in Fr Fred Memorial Seminar Hall. The Chief Guest and the Key note Speaker was Mr Sudipta Ghosh, AGM Operations, SELCO India and the Guest of Honour was Dr Naganagouda, Director - NTCST. The inaugural function was also graced by Rev. Fr Wilfred Prakash D’Souza, Director - SJEC, Dr Joseph Gonsalvis, Principal - SJEC, Dr Sheryl Grace Colaco, Professor and Head - EEE and FDP Coordinators Mr Deepesh S K & Mr Rolen Rodrigues.

The inaugural function was followed by technical sessions on An Overview of Energy and Renewable Energy Sources in forenoon and Solar Energy & Wind-Solar Hybrid System in the afternoon by Dr Naganagouda. Day 2 - forenoon had Technical Session on Demonstration of Solar Installation with Data Collection and Design of Rooftop Solar Power Plants Standalone System and Grid Connected with Net Metering by Dr Naganagouda followed by Field Visit to 4MW Solar Power Plant at NMPT, Panambur in the afternoon session. Day - 3 Forenoon had a Technical Session on Fundamentals of Inverter, Types, Design / Sizing of Inverters, Charge Controllers by Mr Shyam Sundar followed by a session on Design of Solar PV grid Connected Power Plants by Dr Naganagouda in the afternoon. Day 4 - Forenoon had a Technical Session on Earthing of Solar Plants and Lighting Systems by Mr H. Jayakumar followed by a session on Batteries and its Applications by Mr M.K Narayan in the afternoon. Day - 5 had hands on sessions with MATLAB 2017a by Mr Pramod Kumar Naik, Senior Application Engineer, Corel Technologies on MATLAB Programming Basics & Model Based Design Using Simulink and Control System Design & Analysis and Simscape Power Systems. Day - 6 had field visit to Vijaya Solar Plant, Katpadi where the participants got information on the manufacturing plant of solar water heaters and rooftop solar power plant from Mr Vinay Kumar, Engineer, Vijaya Solar Plant. Day 7 and 8 were public holidays on account of Sunday and Ramadan. Day - 9 forenoon had a technical session on Projects with rooftop solar panels in Indian railways by Mr Shravanth Vasisht, this was followed by seminar on Recent Power System Simulation Tools and Hands on Session with ETAP and PSCAD by Mr K Vasudevan in the afternoon. Day - 10 had a Technical Session on Innovative Community Based Projects by Mr Alric D’Souza, followed by a seminar on Captive Power Generation in Process Plants by Mr T K Nagaraj Rao.

Day - 10 ended with a valedictory function were the delegates gave their feedback on the FDP. All the participants appreciated the efforts put by the organizing team and the resource personnel of the FDP. The function concluded by the distribution of participation certificates by the Chief Guest Mr T K Nagaraj Rao. 

EEE: Technova – 2017 Project Exhibition

The Project Exhibition and Competition for the final year Electrical and Electronics students was organized under the banner of Technova 2017 on 26th May 2017.

A total of 16 teams participated in the Exhibition and Competition.

The projects were evaluated by Dr Rajkiran Ballal, Principal of Mangalore Marine College and Technology - Kuppepadavu, and Mr Aravind Thodar, Retd MESCOM Superintendent Engineer (Elect). The event commenced at 9:00 am in the morning and went on till 4:00 pm in the evening. The parents of the final year students, the second year and the third year undergraduate students also visited the exhibition.

The following teams emerged as the winners:

1st  Prize:

Arecanut  Tree Climber and Pesticide Sprayer by Mr Jnanesh Bekal, Mr Jnanasagar Kamath, Mr Nixon D Souza ,Mr Manjunatha K - Guided by Ms Divya K Pai, Assistant  Professor.

2nd  Prize:

Voice Activated Wheelchair by Mr  Dheeraj R Shetty, Mr  Siddanth Bhandary, Ms Sonali P Dolli and Ms Sonia M - Guided by Mr Subramanya K, Assistant  Professor.

Innovative Prize:

 Sonar Water Rover by Ms Clarina John Noronha, Mr Sujan D'souza, Ms Karishma P Shetty  and Mr Sayed Sahil - Guided by Mr Deepesh Kanchan, Assistant  Professor.

Also it is to be noted that the project titled: Arecanut tree climber and pesticide sprayer has been selected for KSCST funding.

The Project Exhibition demonstrated the ability of students to apply engineering knowledge for developing solutions as a team to community service as Engineer and Society.

The Department of Electrical and Electronics Engineering congratulates the prize winning teams and the guides.

Ms Bharathi Rao & Mr Subramanya K, Assistant Professor, Department of EEE coordinated the event.

EEE: Industrial visit to Karavali Switchgear – Baikampady

The Electrical and Electronics Engineering Department of SJEC organized an one-day industrial visit to Karavali Switch Gears Pvt. Ltd, Baikampady, on 20th May 2017 for 8th Semester Electrical Engineering students. The aim of the visit was to understand the various processes that are undertaken in the manufacture of control panels and switch gears. This activity also aimed at providing an insight to start-up aspirants in the area of LT panel manufacturing. Mr Shrinivas, Engineer at the industry offered the guidance at the industrial site. Karavali Switch Gears is a manufacturer of switch gears and control boards in Dakshina Kannada. The industry mainly deals with Electrical Control Panels, Distribution Boards and Motor Control Boards.

Knowledge Gained by students: After completion of the visit the students have got an idea about:

·       Fabrication process of the mechanical structure into which the control panels fit.

·       Design of the control panels with regard to the consumer requirement (space availability, cost etc.).

·       Appropriate selection of circuit breakers, relays etc. as per load requirement.

·       Overall assembly of the control panels and its testing.

·       Various types of control panels like manual controlled, micro-controller based etc.

·       Various steps to be undertaken in setting up an electrical assembly based industry.

Mr Deepesh Kanchan, Assistant Professor in the Department coordinated the visit.

EEE – IEEE: Technical Talk on Switchgear and Protection

The Department of Electrical & Electronics Engineering in association with IEEE - SJEC Student Branch, organized a technical talk on Switchgear and Protection by the resource person, Mr Santhosh J, Additional Director of CPRI - Bengaluru on 13th May 2017 from 9:00 am to 11:00 am in Fr Fred Seminar Hall.

This talk was organised for 3rd year EEE Students as a beyond syllabus activity for the theory subject Switchgear & Protection. The main aim of the talk was to strengthen the knowledge on switchgear and protection. The resource person started with the basics of switchgears. He also provided detailed insights on the practical aspects of various circuit breakers, contactors, relays and insulators.

Resource person also presented a video on various techniques used for arc quenching in circuit breakers.

This lecture session was well appreciated by all students. Dr Sheryl Grace Colaco, Professor and Head of EEE Department, along with Mr Subramanya K, & Ms Chaithra Shetty, Assistant Professors in the Department of EEE, coordinated the programme.

EEE - ISTE: Technical Talk on Accident Prevention and Awareness on Personal Protective Equipment

The Department of Electrical & Electronics Engineering in association with ISTE SJEC Student Chapter organized a technical talk on Accident Prevention and Awareness on Personal Protective Equipment by Resource Person Mr Shivraj, Manager (Safety & Training) at KIOCL - Mangaluru on 12th May 2017 from 10:30 am to 12:30 pm in Fr Fred Seminar Hall.

The Talk was organised for 4th year EEE students as a finishing school activity. The programme was aimed at providing awareness on accident prevention in industrial sectors & existing personal protective equipment. In his talk, the resource person presented statistics of accidents for the past three years that occurred in the industries, in India as well as in Karnataka. He also explained the various causes for the industrial accidents and the proper measures to be taken, to prevent these accidents. Resource person gave a detailed description and use of existing personal protective equipment in the industry to prevent the accidents.

The session was informative & all students appreciated the programme.

Mr Ajithanjaya Kumar M K & Ms Denita D Souza, Assistant Professors in the Department of EEE coordinated the programme.

EEE – IEEE SJEC: Lecture on Applications of Fourier and Z transforms

The Department of Electrical and Electronics Engineering in association with IEEE-SJEC Students Chapter organized a guest lecture on Applications of Fourier and Z transforms for second and third year EEE students on 8th May 2017 from 2:00 pm to 4:00 pm. This event was part of the IEEE Lecture Series 2017. The resource person for this guest lecture was Dr Arulalan, Professor in the Department of Electronics and Communication at NITK, Surathkal. This lecture aimed at introducing the fundamental concepts of transform theory, providing valuable information on related mathematical concept and applications of Laplace, Z, and Fourier transforms in engineering.

The sessions were made very interesting and interactive by Dr Arulalan be providing case studies and practical examples for signal processing applications of various transforms. This lecture session was well appreciated by all students and faculty members present on the occasion.

Mr Deepesh S K and Ms Mayuri R, Assistant. Professors in the Department of Electrical and Electronics Engineering coordinated the programme.

EEE: Lecture on Professional Etiquette

The Department of Electrical & Electronics Engineering at SJEC in association with IEEE SJEC Student Branch organized a talk on Professional Etiquette by the resource person, Mr Clinton Herbert Lobo, Adjunct Faculty in the Department of Business Administration at SJEC on 5th May 2017 from 9:00 am to 11:00 am in Fr Fred Hall. This talk was conducted for 2nd year & 4th year EEE students and IEEE student Members.

The objective of the talk was to make students aware of the concepts of business etiquette, professional traits, and knowledge on applying business etiquette rules in a wide variety of typical business situations. This program was mainly focused on graduating students of final year students to enhance their knowledge on professional etiquette which would help them to be a better engineer in their professional career.

The resource person covered topics such as teamwork, effective communication skills & fundamental techniques in handling people.

The session was interactive & appreciated by the students. Ms Denita D Souza, Assistant Professor, Department of E&E Coordinated the programme.

EEE-EELS: Entrepreneurship Initiative Training

On the occasion of World Intellectual Property Day, the Department of Electrical and Electronics Engineering organised a finishing school activity for its final year students on 26th April 2017 in Fr. Fred seminar Hall from 10:30 am to 1:00 pm. This finishing school activity aimed at motivating young entrepreneurs and providing them vital information on Technical and Financial support available from government agencies like MSME (micro small& medium enterprise).

The resource person for this seminar was Mr Kalai Socrates, Deputy Director of Ministry of MSME - Yeyyadi, Mangaluru. The seminar focussed on topics like role of entrepreneurs and society, procurement of IPR and financial support from Govt. Agencies, ethical values required in business and challenges / motives for young entrepreneurs. The seminar was followed by a discussion of 20 mins, wherein the resource person clarified the queries from final year EEE start-up aspirants.

The seminar was well appreciated by final year EEE students and faculty members present on the occasion.

EEE: Seminar on Present scenario in Domestic Wiring

A seminar on Present scenario in Domestic Wiring was organized for the Final Year students as a finishing school activity. Entrepreneurs, Mr Pradeep Rao & Mr Ratheesh, Managing Directors of Global Spark Electro Engineers - Mangaluru (Alumni of EEE - SJEC Batch of 2014) were the resource persons. The programme was conducted in the Electrical Seminar Hall at 3.00 pm on 7th April 2017.

The objective of this programme was to provide an insight to students on the fundamentals & practical aspects of domestic wiring in buildings. Mr Ratheesh spoke on the essentials of knowledge, skills and licensing required for Electrical consultancy. He also discussed on the electrical safety measures & protection of buildings against electrical hazards. He detailed on different types of house wiring schemes, Earthing, steps involved in quotations for equipment/overhead/underground cables. Also, the information on estimation of materials, quality and time management were discussed.

The outcomes of this talk were that, students gained knowledge on home wiring schemes by preparing an estimate and economics of installation. The resource person also informed that they would provide opportunities for students to work as interns during vacations to enhance their practical knowledge.

Mr. Rolen Rodrigues and Ms Chaithra Shetty coordinated this event.

EEE: Seminar on Financial Planning for young Professionals

A seminar on Financial Planning for young Professionals was conducted on 5th April 2017 for final year EEE students in Fr Fred Seminar Hall between 10:00 am to 12:00 pm. This Finishing School Activity was aimed at providing valuable inputs on Self-Financial planning and the importance of Financial Management by a team of practicing Financial Consultants.

The first session was conducted by Ms Naina Shenoy, where in, the difference between Insurance & Investment, importance of long-term saving and basics of Mutual Fund Investments were discussed. The second session was conducted by Mr Alston Menezes who presented a video session providing the importance of small savings.

The third session was conducted by Mr Lionel, who summarized sessions 1 & 2 with an open book test. We thank Mr Anil Pinto for coordinating this activity.

The Final year E&E students were made aware of the importance of Personal Financial Planning.

EEE-EELS: Technical talk on Present scenario on Renewable Energy and Tidal Energy

A technical talk on Present scenario on Renewable Energy and Tidal Energy by Mr T Narayan Shanubhogue, Rtd. Principal and HOD - EEE of Canara Engineering College -  Benjanapadavu, Mangaluru was held in Fr. Fred Memorial hall at 10.00 am on 1st April 2017.

The objective of this programme was to promote insights to on Renewable Energy. Mr Shanubhogue spoke about the current energy scenario in both India and the world. He also mentioned different types of energy resources used in India and percentages of its consumption. The talk was mainly focused on harnessing tidal energy in the coastal area of India.

The outcome of this talk was the knowledge gained by the students on the working and construction of 1KW/5KW tidal plant developed and installed by M/S Susi Global Research Center - Udupi.

Mrs Divya Pai and Mr Rahul V.A. coordinated this event.

EEE-EELS: Visit to Udupi Power Corporation Limited (Adani Power Plant)

A one-day industrial visit to Adani Power Plant (UPCL) - Padubidri was organised for the second year students of Electrical and Electronics Engineering on 24th March 2017. A group of 52 students accompanied by the faculty members Mr Subramanya K & Ms Madhavi visited the plant. The objective of the visit was to enhance the knowledge & enable visualization of Power generation, transmission and distribution. Mr Lalith Prasad, Technical Staff, Adani Power Plant (UPCL) welcomed the participants and provided information pertaining to the plant operation.

Adani Power Plant is an imported coal-based thermal power plant and this is the first Independent Power Project in the country to operate on imported coal and also awarded a ‘mega project’ status. There are two 600MW power generation units (i.e. 2X600 MW = 1200MW) where, 90 per cent of the power will be supplied to Karnataka, the balance will be supplied to Punjab, for which necessary Power Purchase Agreements (PPA) have been made with the five Escoms/Discoms of Karnataka and Punjab State Electricity Boards respectively. But presently one 600MW generation unit is shut down.

The blue print of the entire power plant along with a plant model was explained to the students. The working of the plant which includes turbine, generators, transformers, water purification, coal and ash storage unit, wagon etc. was explained in detail. Students also got information of Digital control system used to monitor the entire plant. The visit has enabled the students to gain in-depth practical knowledge on thermal power plant, transmission, distribution of power, and safety practices followed in power plants.

EEE – EELS: Student contest on Business Plans

The contest on Best ideas for Innovative Business Plans / Project Proposals was organized for EEE students on 9th March 2017 from 2.00 pm to 4.30 pm. The event was conceived by Mr Preetham D’Souza (Alumnus of 2009 Batch), First Officer at Jet Airways and co-judged by Mr Sharath N B (Alumnus of 2009 Batch), Accounts Manager at Infosol - Bengaluru.

This event was convened by Dr Sheryl Colaco, Professor  & Head of  EEE Department and coordinated by Mr Deepesh S.K, Assistant Professor in the Department of EEE.

EEE – EELS: Career Guidance

On 8th February 2017, the Department of EEE organized an Aptitude Training Programme - Career Guidance for pre-final year UG & PG students. Mr Ashith Poojary , Manager  -  T.I.M.E., Mangaluru was the resource person.

Mr Ashith conducted a one-hour aptitude test to help the students prepare competitive exams such as GRE, GATE, CAT, & GMAT. He also informed the students that the one who scores highest marks in the given test will be offered fee concession for their competitive exam training under T.I.M.E institution. Overall the session was very productive and useful as the students were made known of various competitive exams and preparation techniques. Ms Madhavi, Assistant Professor, E&E coordinated the event.

EEE: Clean Energy Drive

The Department of Electrical & Electronics Engineering of St Joseph Engineering College – Vamanjoor, Mangaluru, through its Students’ Association EELS conducted an outreach programme at Lady Hill Victoria Girl’s English Medium High School on 6th February 2017. The objective of the program was to ignite the young minds on the importance of renewable energy sources, such as, solar, wind, tidal & geothermal. This programme is one of the many initiatives taken by the Department to create awareness on clean energy among the Student Community in Mangaluru. The programme consisted of technical presentations on different aspects of Electrical Engineering such as electrical power generation, utilization and distribution, electrical motors and   generators, and safety precautions to be taken during electrical hazards.  

In order to develop interest on Electrical and Electronic Engineering the program also had practical demonstrations on electronic circuitry. Ms Divya K. Pai, faculty from the Department of Electrical and Electronics Engineering at SJEC guided the students in their work.

The following SJEC students were the trainers in the workshop.

Final year students: Sheetal Malagi, Muriel Pinto, Veena Parvathi K , Santhrupthi S M, Sonia M, Jnanasagar Kamath, Saiswaroop Shetty, Ashra Ahmed, Antony Jerome, and Rose Denzil.

Pre-final year students: Dhanya, Tressia, Saurabh Rai, Vishal, Sharath, Vinisha, Shreya, Shainey, Tejas, and Alex.

EEE: Training programme on Industrial Automation with PLC & SCADA

The Department of Electrical & Electronics Engineering in association with IEEE-SJEC Student Chapter organized a one-week student training programme on Industrial Automation with PLC & SCADA for the final year B.E. students from 30th January to 4th February 2017. The resource persons were Mr Himanshu Kumar & Mr Amith Kumar of Indwell Institute of Technology, Pune. The objective of the training programme was to create awareness of practical aspects of PLC & SCADA in industrial applications and also to enhance the knowledge and skills of the students in the PLC domain.

The training session consisted of both theory & hands-on sessions. Every theory session was followed by a related hands-on session. Students had an opportunity to use Mitsubishi & Siemens PLC hardware as a part of their practical sessions. Resource persons demonstrated various mini projects to students and few modifications to these projects were done by the students during the hands-on sessions.

The theory & practical session were appreciated by the students. Dr Sheryl Grace Colaco, HOD & Professor, Department of E&E felicitated the Resource Persons. Ms Denita D Souza, Mr Subramnaya K & Mr Rahul V A were the programme Coordinators.

IQAC: workshop on Quality Assurance in Engineering Education through OBE

A Two-Day workshop on Quality Assurance in Engineering Education through OBE was organized by the Internal Quality Assurance Cell (IQAC) of SJEC on 30-31 January 2017 at Spoorthi Seminar Hall in the 7th Floor of Academic Block III.


The workshop began with a brief inaugural ceremony. The Vice Principal and Chairperson of IQAC, Dr Rio D’Souza, welcomed the gathering. Further, he gave an overview of the workshop to all the participants. Dr Joseph Gonsalvis, Principal of SJEC spoke about the importance of quality assurance in engineering education. Rev. Fr Joseph Lobo, Director of SJEC in his presidential address expressed his concern on the quality of Engineering Education in general, and encouraged the participation of faculty to enhance the same. Dr Shreeranga Bhat, coordinator of the workshop proposed the vote of thanks, while Ms Ramya, Assistant Professor in the Department of Mechanical Engineering compered the ceremony.


A total of 50 delegates participated in this workshop.

 

The Workshop was spread over 8 sessions on the following topics.

1.     Overview OBE, Necessity for adaptation, Concepts of OBE

2.     PEOs, POs, PSOs, and Bloom’s taxonomy

3.     Curriculum Gap analysis, and Benchmarking the teaching learning practices.

4.     Writing Course Outcomes; Course Articulation Matrix; Considering taxonomies, Program articulation matrix; CO- PO mapping

5.     Learning styles and Designing activities for effective attainment of COs and POs

6.     Course Assessment, Programme Assessment and attainment

7.     Overview of NBA-OBE requirements

8.     Continuous improvement by Standard Operating Procedure (SOP)

Training and Placements: Aptitude Training for Pre-Final Years

APTITUDE is something very important for students who are trying to enter corporate world or going to write any competitive exam. An individual with good aptitude skills are considered better than others because they are quick in analysing, adapting, and good at problem solving. Thus aptitude has become the most important soft skill these days.

SJEC facilitated the first phase of aptitude training program for all the pre - final year students from 27.01.17 to 31.01.17 for 5 days. The training was conducted by JV Global LLP Services. About 400 students underwent the training program.

Trainers appreciated the student quality at SJEC. They also mentioned that they are very good at their verbal and communication skills. Students also attended the aptitude training program in large numbers and expressed their satisfaction of learning the contents that is necessary to shape the future of their career.

EEE: Workshop on Embedded Systems

The Department of Electrical & Electronics Engineering organized a one-week student training programme on Embedded Systems for the third year B.E. students of Electrical Engineering from 23rd January to 28th January 2017. The resource persons were Mr Mahesha Padyana of CloudE, Mysuru. The objective of the training programme was to create awareness of practical aspects of Embedded Systems and interfacing in industrial applications and also to enhance the knowledge and skills of the students in the Embedded Systems design.

The training session consisted of both theory & hands-on sessions. Every theory session was followed by a related hands-on session. Students had an opportunity to use Atmega Embedded System hardware as a part of their practical sessions. Resource persons demonstrated various mini projects to students and few modifications to these projects were done by the students during the hands-on sessions.

The theory & practical session were appreciated by the students. Dr Sheryl Grace Colaco, HOD & Professor of the Department of EEE felicitated the Resource Persons.

Mr Franco Aldrin Menezez & Mr Rolen Rodrigues, Asst. Professors in the Department were the programme Coordinators.

EEE: Solar Technician Programme SURYAMITRA

Following the field visit to Rural Community Lab of SELCO Foundation on 13th January, 2017, a three-day Solar Technician programme SURYAMITRA was conducted on 19th to 21st January 2017. A training programme of this nature was held for the first time for Engineering students and Faculty members in the Rural Community Lab of SELCO Foundation, Manipal.

From the Electrical and Electronics Engineering Department of SJEC, 21 students and faculty along with HOD Dr Sheryl Colaco, Mr Deepesh Kanchan and Ms Divya Pai participated in this programme from 19th – 21st January 2017. The technical sessions on Solar AC Systems, Solar DC Systems, and Load Calculations were conducted by Mr Suhas Kumar, Engineer (Design). The Practical session included hands-on training on Panel-Module Connections, Metering Devices for Lighting system, Solar Inverters, and Solar thermal Systems were conducted by Mr Praveen, Senior Manager (Sales and Services).

The Sessions on Development of ECO systems for Need Based Analysis and Group Work on Problem Statement identification were conducted by Mr Alric D’Souza, Senior Manager (Society and Community services). On completion of the above listed sessions on above Day 1 and Day 2, Day 3 constituted an On-Site Training Session by SELCO technicians. These Sessions were conducted at a site near Vikas Junior College, Yeyyadi, Mangaluru. The Sessions included physical exercise of actual installation of Battery, PV Panel, Charging Circuit and the LED Lights. This was followed by the installation of Solar Water Heater. The Day ended with Mr Alric delivering a Talk on Marketing Strategies at the Site.

The Theory and Practical Sessions were much appreciated by all the participants. This is the first step taken by the Department of Electrical and Electronics Engineering towards inspiring its students to take up socially relevant Innovative Project Work. 

EEE: Field visit to SELCO Foundation

On 13th January 2017, as a first step taken by the Department of Electrical and Electronics Engineering of SJEC in partnership with SELCO foundation after signing of the MOU towards the problem statement exchange program which is a key feature of the MOU. This field visit was coordinated by Mr Deepesh S K, Assistant Professor in the Department of EEE.

Eleven faculty members (9 from Department of Electrical and Electronics Engineering and 2 from Mechanical Engineering) along with 33 students (23 from EEE and 10 from Mechanical Engineering) participated in the field visit. The filed visit was conducted to find problem statements which are socially relevant and could result in innovative projects in future. During the visit, the faculty members and the student group visited Janashikshana centre, Mudipu and Government High School, Salethur. This field visit will be followed by a Solar Technician Program scheduled in the Manipal rural lab of SELCO from 19-21st Jan 2017. The problem statements identified by the students were reported to the Faculty Coordinator based on which a selected group of 20 students will get trained in the certified Suryamitra Program.

EEE: FDP on Programmable Logic Controllers & SCADA

The Department of Electrical & Electronics Engineering at SJEC organized a three – day National level Faculty Development Programme on Programmable Logic Controllers & SCADA from 9th January to 11th January 2017. The resource persons for the FDP were Mr Himanshu Kumar & Mr Amith Kumar of Indwell Institute of Technology, Pune. The objective of this FDP was to enhance the skill development of faculty to contribute towards handling of theory subjects & execution of research projects. 

On 9th January 2017, the inaugural function was presided over by Rev. Fr Rohith D’Costa, Assistant Director - SJEC. The event was inaugurated by lighting the lamp. FDP coordinator Ms Bharathi Rao, Assistant Professor in the Department of EEE welcomed the gathering. The Guest of Honour Mr Himanshu Kumar, Director of Indwell Institute of Technology - Pune delivered the key note address. In his address, he inspired the participants on the necessity of learning Industrial Automation. FDP co-coordinator Ms Divya K Pai, Assistant Professor in the Department of EEE proposed the vote of thanks.

The three-day training sessions focused mainly on providing theoretical knowledge and hands-on training on PLC software. The participants were also given an overview of the development of SCADA for control applications.

The FDP concluded with a feedback session by the participants. The participants were presented certificates by the resource persons. Around 11 external and 18 internal faculty participated in the workshop. 

SJEC sign MOU with SELCO Foundation India

SJEC and SELCO Foundation India, signed up an MOU on 18th November 2016 to initiate Social Innovations in the field of Renewable Energy. On behalf of SELCO FOUNDATION India, Ms Santhi Devadu, the Programme Manager - Education Lab, exchanged the MOU with Rev. Fr Joseph J Lobo, Director - SJEC. The MOU was initiated by the Department of Electrical and Electronics Engineering at SJEC.

This was followed by a Student Orientation Programme for Electrical Engineering and Mechanical Engineering Students with Ms Santhi Devadu &  Mr Suhas Kumar, Product & Design Manager as the resource persons.

SJEC aims to create innovative solutions that are financially viable to the deprived sections of the society by partnering with SELCO foundation which is an internationally acclaimed NGO.

EEE: Training to students from RUSEMP

As part of the Gandhi Jayanthi celebrations, the Department of Electrical and Electronics Engineering at SJEC organized an outreach training program on 1st October 2016 for the students of RUSEMP Community College – Pakshikere, as a part of its socio-educational responsibilities.

This programme included developing awareness on renewable energy. The Teaching and Technical faculty of the Department gave a demonstration of various electrical machines and hands-on sessions on electronic circuits. The students were exposed to various equipment, electronic devices, and modern display devices, to analyze and interpret the data.

The Pre-final year students Ms Anupama & Ms Anusha interacted with the RUSEMP students and demonstrated their mini project to the participants. 

EEE: Industrial Visit to Varahi Hydroelectric Project

The Department of Electrical & Electronics Engineering organized an industrial visit to Varahi Hydro-Electric Project - Varahi on 28th September 2016 for the final year students. The visit was aimed at enhancing the knowledge & visualization of hydroelectric power plant. Mr Zaheer Ahmed, Asst. Engineer at KPCL - Varahi, welcomed the students and Faculty. The blue print of the entire power plant along with a video was explained to the students. Mr Ahmed stated that Varahi hydro power plant has an installed capacity of 230 MW each at stage I and stage II, contributing a total of 1100 MU annually. This consists of 4 x 115 MW Generating Units at Varahi underground Powerhouse and two 4.5 MW units in the power house at the Mani Dam site. Additionally the practical aspects of SCADA control room were explained. The working of the entire power plant which includes turbine, lubricants used, transformers, nozzle, buccholz relay etc. was explained in detail. The visit helped the E&E students to gain an in-depth practical knowledge on Generation, Transmission, Switchgear, & Protection Devices. A total of 54 final year students participated in the industrial visit. 

Inaugural of Classes for PG Courses 2016 - 2017

The Departments of MBA, MCA & M.Tech., (CSE, ECE, & EEE) of St Joseph Engineering College – Vamanjoor, Mangaluru jointly organized the Inaugural of Classes for PG Courses for
the academic year 2016-17, on 17th September, 2016 at 9:15 am in the Spoorthi Conference Hall, 7th Floor of Academic Block-III.

The Chief Guest for the Inaugural was Prof Edmund Frank, Dean-PGDBM at St Aloysius College (Autonomous) - Mangaluru. The other dignitaries present on the dais were Rev. Fr Joseph Lobo, Director-SJEC, who presided over the ceremony, Rev. Fr Rohith D’Costa, Assistant Director-SJEC, Dr Joseph Gonsalvis, Principal-SJEC, Dr Rio D’Souza, Vice Principal-SJEC, Dr Prakash Pinto, Dean-MBA at SJEC, and Ms Anushree Raj, I/C HOD-MCA at SJEC.

The programme began with the invocation of the divine which was led by the II year MBA students. The gathering was then welcomed by Dr Prakash Pinto, who also introduced the Chief Guest. The PG Courses, namely: MBA, MCA, M.Tech in Computer Science and Engineering, M.Tech in Digital Electrical and Communication, & M.Tech in Power Electronics were then inaugurated with the lighting of the lamp by the dignitaries.

The inaugural function also witnessed the felicitation of noteworthy performers at the UG level by the Chief Guest.

Ms Varsha Baliga B (II MBA) and Ms Namitha J (III MCA) were then called upon to share their experiences at SJEC.

The Chief Guest of the day, Prof Edmund Frank, spoke about the history of the institute and urged the students to make studies as their top priority in addition to all the extracurricular activities. He also called upon the students to be good managers and stressed on the management aspect of studies. He concluded by wishing all the students the very best in all their future endeavors.

The Principal Dr Joseph Gonsalvis addressed the gathering wherein, he spoke about the leadership qualities to be inculcated among the PG students and urged them to acquire knowledge beyond the curriculum. The Chief Guest was then honored by Rev Fr Joseph Lobo by handing over a memento as a token of gratitude. 

Technical Talk on Electrical & Electronics in Chemical Plants

The Department of EEE in association with IIC organized a technical talk on Electrical & Electronics in Chemical Plants for final year EEE students on 27th August 2016, in Fr Fred Seminar Hall between 9:30 AM to 11:30 AM. The resource person for this talk was Mr B L Naveen, Assistant Manager Electrical Maintenance at MCF, Mangaluru. Mr B L Naveen is also an alumnus of SJEC from the Batch of 2015. Mr. Naveen in his address to the students provided the latest information on captive power plants, transmission & distribution and electric motors used in chemical process plants.