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  2. 2. Sr. no Designation Name of the student Roll no Contact no. E-mail ID 1. Chairperson Dhirendra Raghuwanshi 11BEE015 7359630333 2. Vice Chairperson Sumit Chhabria 11BEE032 9687392471 m 3. Student Branch Representative Gaurav Singh 11BEE014 8460140010 4. Secretary and Treasurer Anisha Goel 11BEE024 9586542397 Executive Body of IEEE Student Branch, PDPU Student Branch Volunteers Sr.No Name of Student Roll no. Contact no. E-mail ID 1 Ishan Bhatt 12BEE007 7878505511 2 Sohini Ghosh 12BEE021 9913553248 3 Sanjay Chhabria 12BEE015 9173640227 4 Neel Soni 12BEE052 9173760470 5 Minal Kothari 12BEE029 9426749842 6 Heli Bhatt 12BEE006 9426628812
  3. 3. Dear All, IEEE has become a real communicator and facilitator amongst all the scientific and technical communities which are striving for the betterment of the world. Pandit Deendayal Petroleum University would also like to play an important role of counterpart in this process. The IEEE Student Branch at PDPU was established in the year 2012. After its establishment, we have started number of activities under IEEE Student Branch, PDPU. Workshops in popular areas, distinguished lectures and student competitions are the part of our student branch activities. In 2013, we thought of starting a student affinity group – “Math and Computing Tools (MACT)” whose members are specialized in different math and computing tools used in industry and academia for research and development. Under this group, we have prepared a systematic tutorial on the programming languages such as MATLAB and LabVIEW. The student group members are independently capable of conducting workshops on different math and computing tools to spread the awareness and knowledge across the community. Recently, we conducted such workshop at Nirma University and our efforts have been well appreciated by the participants of the workshop. We have successfully launched the IEEE IAS chapter in the year 2013. We have received initial starting subsidy of 500$ under the IAS chapter. We are indeed grateful to Mr. Blake Lloyd, President IAS and Dr. Peter Magyar, CMD IAS for visiting our branch and our university in the year 2013. Mr. Naveen Velmurgan, IAS Chapter Chair at PDPU received the prestigious Zuker Award to present a technical paper at IAS Annual Meeting, 2013 which was held at Orlando, USA. To make IEEE student branch, PDPU a success, we shall really need a kind collaborative support of all other student branch of Gujarat Section. I invite all IEEE members and student community to extend your support and join us in the activities related to IEEE at our student branch. Thanks, Nishant Parikh, Counsellor, IEEE Student Branch, Mb. +91 9825549973 Counsellor's Message
  4. 4. Message of the Chairperson IEEE is the largest technical professional society in the world. My association with IEEE Started a long back in my 1st year of undergraduate studies by a presentation on IEEE Organization by our branch seniors. With the intention to bring out something worth to contribute to the society as a whole, with new research and development, IEEE in my eyes is one of the biggest associations in Research & Development and it provides an extremely valuable opportunity for student members to network and interact with the professional community. Members are able to experience and learn about the advancing technology through conferences, presentations and professional publications such as the IEEE website and member magazine. This is a really overwhelming moment for me to address my friends due to the success that our team has finally fetched. But I'll call this achievement a full success when every engineer grabs opportunities through it and just amalgamate them fully in the technical scenario. It's all because of the long term support and guidance of professors, seniors, colleagues and my juniors that this year we were able to associate our PDPU with one of the biggest professional community of the world where we can share, learn and explore opportunities for us. I would have never been able to realize the frame of my dreams without faith of Branch Counsellor and of course it goes without saying that the co- operation and support of IEEE authorities is indispensable. With so much of support and blessings of God when I have reached here, I would request every student of IEEE Student branch of PDPU rather all the technocrats to exhilarate themselves with technical spirit. Explore every opportunity, channelize them and nurture your innovations and emerge as the best technocrats. I'll leave no stone unturned to devote myself in the field of technology and would try that more and more students become the part of this technology development. Even sky shouldn't be the limit for our imaginations and innovations and we'll convert these incredible imaginations into reality through advancements in technology patronized by IEEE. At last I would like to thank Dr. Vivek Pandya, Prof. Nishant Parikh, Prof. Anil Markana and the entire faculty of The Electrical Engineering Department, PDPU to provide me the platform to motivate students and faculties towards the era of research, development and advancing technology. Thanks, Dhirendra Raghuwanshi IEEE Student Branch,PDPU Dear All,
  5. 5. Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE), an association dedicated to advancing innovation and technological excellence for the benefit of humanity, is the world’s largest technical professional society. It is designed to serve professionals involved in all aspects of the electrical, electronic and computing fields and related areas of science and technology that underline modern civilization. IEEE Student Branch at PDPU was established in June, 2012. It’s core purpose is to serve professionals involved in all aspects of the electrical, electronic and computing fields and related areas of science and technology that underline modern civilization. The goal of the IEEE student chapter programs is to ensure the growth of skill and knowledge in mainly the energy-related technical professions and to foster individual commitment to continuing education among members. The purpose shall be the dissemination of knowledge of the theory and practice of all aspects of electrical engineering, electronics, radio, allied branches of engineering or the related arts and sciences, as well as the furtherance of the professional development of the Students. Since its commencement it has been successfully organizing different activities and events such as workshops, guest lectures and seminars, which provides students a platform to develop their technical skills. Some of the remarkable events of the year 2013 were LabVIEW workshop organized in collaboration with National Instruments; Scilab Workshop organized in collaboration with IIT Bombay and IEEE Student Section Congress 2013. IEEE Student Branch, PDPU
  6. 6. ABOUT IEEE IAS at PDPU The IEEE Industry Applications Society (IAS) is one of the world’s largest organizations specializing in global design, development, application, and management of electrical and electronic systems, apparatus, devices and controls. The scope of the Industry Applications Society, as a transnational organization, is the advancement of the theory and practice of electrical and electronic engineering in the development, design, manufacture and application of electrical systems, apparatus, devices and controls to the processes and equipment of industry and commerce; the promotion of safe, reliable and economic installations; industry leadership in energy conservation and environmental, health, and safety issues; the creation of voluntary engineering standards and recommended practices; and the professional development of its membership. Keeping in mind this vision, PDPU Student branch of IEEE IAS strives to reach out to the technological world and create a sustainable network for the same. We try to imbibe our theoretical knowledge to practical applications helping in better learning at all levels.
  7. 7. Dr. Peter Magyar, CMD, IAS and Mr. Blake Lloyd, President IAS visited our IEEE Student Branch and appreciated various activities which we are doing under the student branch. Dr. Peter was very happy after seeing the laboratory facilities and lush green campus of PDPU. IAS Chapter Establishment and Institute Visit
  8. 8. IAS The following are the achievements of the year of 2013 under the umbrella of IEEE, IAS Chapter at PDPU Sr. No Title Description Place 1 Paper presentation: Collapse of Northern power grid 2012: review, analysis and recommendation Authors: Dr. Vivek Pandya, Jaimin Jha & Shreya Shukla; Electrical Safety workshop, IEEE IAS, San Diego California San Diego California 2 Paper presentation: Mitigation of stick slip during drilling using model reduction and model based controller Authors: Mr. Nishant Parikh and Naveen Velumurgan; IEEE IAS Annual Meeting 2013, Orlando, Florida, USA Florida, USA 3 Poster presentation: Mitigation of stick slip during drilling using model reduction and model based controller Authors: Mr. Nishant Parikh and Naveen Velumurgan; IEEE IAS Annual Meeting 2013, Orlando, Florida, USA Florida, USA
  9. 9. LAUNCHED AN AFFINITY GROUP on Special Interest Group – “Math and Computing Tools” (SIG-MACT) It was founded under the mentorship of Prof. Nishant Parikh. It is a student interest group in PDPU that caters to our technical needs and remains self sufficient and self-surviving. The group members are specialized in different math and computing tools which are widely used in industry, academia and other research laboratories. The basic concept adheres to the fact that as a part of this group, students are getting an opportunity to learn and teach others, while trying to collaborate with other such student groups to create an interactive matrix. We have prepared a systematic learning tutorials on MATLAB and LabVIEW which are very easy to understand. The tutorials are prepared under the guidance of faculty mentor and experts who are using such tools since quite a few years for their teaching and research. Till date, our SIG-MACT has successfully conducted events such as promotion of use of different Open source software which is mostly accomplished by arranging workshops and competitions on open source software and OS such as: Scilab, Python and Linux. Apart from workshops SIG-MACT has also organised expert lectures by esteemed speakers such as Mr. Priyank Desai, Manager Gujarat Region, National Instruments and Dr. Nitin Padhiyar, Assistant Professor, IIT Gandhinagar ranging from topics relating to motivation and self-help along with development to those wherein a discussion was taken up pertaining to technical field, achievements and contribution of National Instruments, necessity of innovation in present time etc.
  10. 10. ARDUINO WORKSHOP The IEEE Student Branch, PDPU took an initiative for a workshop on Arduino for the students in the college. For the workshop we’d invited the Special Interest Group ~Embedded formed by the IEEE Student Branch of DAIICT, Gandhinagar. They’ve been organising theoretical and practical sessions on embedded systems. 160 students had come to attend the workshop- 35 IEEE members and 125 non-IEEE members which included students from places like Rajkot. 15 volunteers had come from DAIICT. The workshop was divided into a two day session. On the first day, the students got an introduction to Arduino and its various applications in Robotics. Prof. Rahul Dubey of DAIICT was present for the introduction. Saumik Trivedi, a third year student of DAIICT and the Mentor of SIG~Embedded then began with the sessions. Following experiments were completed on the first day: • Blinking of LED onboard/external • Analog I/O • Motor Interfacing • IR Sensor Topics that were covered on the second day session: • DTMF(Dial Tone Multi-Frequency) • Line Follower • RF(Radio Frequency) Module The students from DAIICT had prepared some demonstrations for the students in the workshop. They had prepared those demonstrations using Arduino and they also explained how the logic worked. The two day session ended with a final demonstration and vote of thanks from Saumik Trivedi, Sumit Chhabria and Dr. Makrand Lokhande(Faculty Advisor of IEEE SB-PDPU). The workshop was a great initiative for colleges to share their resources and knowledge with each other.
  11. 11. SAMPARK Date: 16th February 2013 SAMPARK is an annual IEEE Gujarat Section event organized jointly by student branches of IEEE Gujarat Section where all the student members showcase IEEE activities carried out by their respective student branches and plan the activities for the year ahead. On 17th Feb,the annual meet of IEEE Gujarat Section in association with GUJCOST & DST, was organised by GCET Student Branch at G. H. Patel College of Engineering and Technology, Vallabh Vidyanagar.The event provided an arena for the young volunteers to share and discuss the ideas and views with Gujarat Section Executive Committee. The outcome leads to well-managed activities throughout the year. The main motto of SAMPARK was to increase the interaction and networking between different Student Branches in Gujarat. SAMPARK is a common platform where new ideas from each student branch are accepted, as well as past problems are resolved. The faculty from various student branches shared their experiences too, with the students and they merge with the contemporary scenario of engineering. Students from different student branches like DAIICT,GCET, NIRMA,PDPU,DDU,MARWADI,DJMIT,MBICT,B.H.GARDI, LDRP, UVP and CSPIT were present to attend the annual meeting. It was an outstanding effort by the non-IEEE members, who attended SAMPARK 2013, who wanted to initiate and form an entity in their own institute. The event inaugurated at 9.30am by the dignitaries on the dais - Dr. SumanMitra, Chair- IEEE Gujarat section, Dr. Maniklal Das, Chair - IEEE Gujarat Section Computer Society, Prof. GunvantsinhGohil, Student Activity Chair - IEEE Gujarat Section, Prof. HareshSabhadia, Treasurer - IEEE Gujarat Section, Prof. Rakesh Patel, Industry Relation Chair. Gujarat Section has always been pioneer in organizing programs for professional and students. Its annual event ‘Sampark’ gives a platform to student members to design IEEE events of the year as per their own need and requirement. This helps IEEE student members of the Section to be their own leader. Number of participants from PDPU were 10. The IEEE Student Branch participated in the annual meet Sampark to increase the interaction and networking between different Student Branches in Gujarat. The event provided an arena for the young volunteers to share and discuss the ideas and views with Gujarat Section Executive Committee.
  12. 12. ADHAYAYAN & ABHIVYALKTI- PAPER & POSTER PRESENTATION COMPETITION Date: 23rd March 2013 A paper and poster presentation competition was held in the annual techno-cultural fest FLARE, 2013. The participants could choose any topic related to Electrical Engineering, Electronics Engineering and Instrumental & Control Engineering. The IEEE paper format was mandatory. It saw a total participation of 5 IEEE members and 4 non-IEEE members. The papers presented were adjudged by Mr. Prateik Shah, Mr. Makarand Lokhande, Mr. Astik Dhandhia. POWER PLAN Date: 24th March 2013 The Power Plan aimed at testing the knowledge and skills of a student in the field of power system. A single line diagram of a power system was given and some fault type was provided. On the basis of the same, students had to carry out fault analysis. There was a total participation of 10 students. Participants had to pay INR 100 as registration fee. The competition was judged by : Astik Dhandhia, Vatsal Shah, Bhuvanesh Oza SIG-MACT: Scilab Workshop Date: 21st December 2013 Scilab is a Free Open Source Software (FOSS) and it is a part of FOSSEE project. A one- Day Workshop on Scilab was conducted by our SIG members. Scilab is a high-level, numerically oriented programming language. The language provides an interpreted programming environment, with matrices as the main data type. By using matrix-based computation, dynamic typing, and automatic memory management, many numerical problems may be expressed in a reduced number of code lines, as compared to similar solutions using traditional languages, such as Fortran, C, or C++. This allows users to rapidly construct models for a range of mathematical problems. While the language provides simple matrix operations such as multiplication, the Scilab package also provides a library of high-level operations such as correlation and complex multidimensional arithmetic. The software can be used for signal processing, statistical analysis, image enhancement, fluid dynamics simulations, and numerical optimization.[1][2] As the syntax of Scilab is similar to MATLAB, Scilab includes a source code translator for assisting the conversion of code from MATLAB to Scilab. Scilab is available free of cost under an open source license. Due to the open source nature of the software, some user contributions have been integrated into the main program. The workshop had 25 IEEE members and 50 non-IEEE members participating.
  13. 13. Date: 16th-17th March 2013 Android applications are written in java programming language. Android is available as open source for developers to develop applications which can be further used for selling in android market. There are around 200000 applications developed for android with over 3 billion+ downloads. Android relies on Linux version 2.6 for core system services such as security, memory management, process management, network stack, and driver model. For software development, Android provides Android SDK (Software development kit) Applications These are the basics of Android applications: • Each component performs a different role in the overall application behaviour, and each one can be activated individually (even by other applications) •The manifest file must declare all components in the application and should also declare all application requirements, such as the minimum version of Android required and any hardware configurations required •Non-code application resources (images, strings, layout files, etc.) should include alternatives for different device configurations (such as different strings for different languages). The workshop was conducted by professionals from IIT-Guwahati. What We Learnt: Effectively build professional mobile business applications using Java and the Android SDK •Create intuitive, reliable software using activities, services and intents •Design engaging user Interfaces that work seamlessly with a range of phones and tablets •Store and retrieve data with content providers and the SQLite database •Integrate Android applications with enterprise Web and location-based services •Sign and publish completed programs in the Android Market for widespread distribution A total of 90 participants were present out of which 15 were IEEE members and 75 were non-IEEE members
  14. 14. DUDE WHERE IS MY CIRCUIT 2.0. Date: 23rd march 2013 The competition was divided into 2 rounds. In round 1, the participants were given a set of MCQs which they had to solve in a limited time period. The ones who got most of the questions correct qualified to the next round. The second round consisted of debugging the error in the circuit provided. It was a practical circuit. The circuit was purposefully rigged up with errors. The components were given and one had to redesign the circuit and get the required output. It saw a participation of 12 IEEE members and 18 non IEEE members. STEEPLECHASE Date: 24th March 2013 The participants had to design an autonomous robot that followed the given course according to the specified conditions. The robot that completed the course in the shortest period of time by accurately tracking the course line from start to finish was declared the winner. The competition is commonly known as Line-follower, in which the teams comprised of at most 4 members. General Rules that were adhered to were: The track is black in colour against white background. The track may contain straight portions, curves, loops or junctions. There may be acute angled turnings as well. The track will be around 4 cm wide. There will be checkpoints in between the track. Each checkpoint will be given weight ages according to the difficulty of path under that particular checkpoint. While running, if the bot deviates from the track after crossing a checkpoint, the team can resume the trial from the checkpoint last crossed. The team completing the task in least time or the team having reached the farthest was to be declared as the winner. The event saw participation from 10 IEEE members, 8 non-IEEE members. Participants had to pay a registration fee of INR 200 per team.
  15. 15. SEMINAR ON MODELLING AND SIMULATION Date: 3rd April 2013 An inter-college level seminar on modelling and simulation was held on 3rd April, 2013. The seminar focused on two fundamental modelling techniques: First Principle based Modelling & Data Driven Modelling. There were participations from various colleges. The event saw participation from 4 IEEE members and 2 non IEEE members Non IEEE member participants had to pay INR 50 as registration fee while it was free of cost for IEEE member participants. The event was presided upon by Nishant Parikh and Anil Markana.
  16. 16. STUDENT SECTION CONGRESS Date: 7th April 2013 IEEE Student Branch organized a student section congress for all engineering students in association with Student Section Network of Gujarat, IEEE Asia-Pacific region on 7th April, 2013. We got a huge participation from many colleges and various events like expert lectures and interactive activities were held to make better relations between the IEEE chapters of other colleges. Participants had to pay a registration fee of INR 150 and the event saw a total participation of 150 IEEE members. The speakers for this event were Indranil Dasgupta, Prof Asha Kaul, Barnabas Muthu, Paresh Pandya
  17. 17. Linear Algebra, Data Acquisition and Computer-based Control using LabVIEW (SIG-MACT) Date: 3rd July 2013 The interactive workshop on LabVIEW (short for Laboratory Virtual Instrument Engineering Workbench) is a system-design platform and development environment for a visual programming language from National Instruments, was held in Nirma University on 3rd and 4th July,2013 under SIG- MACT group of IEEE SB, PDPU. The workshop was an initiative to enlighten the faculties of Nirma University about this software commonly used for data acquisition, instrument control, and industrial automation on a variety of platforms including Microsoft Windows, various versions of UNIX, Linux, and Mac OS X. LabVIEW ties the creation of user interfaces (called front panels) into the development cycle. The workshop was presided upon by Nishant Parikh, Anil Markana, SIG-MACT. It had in attendance 60 eager and enthusiastic participants. General Body Meeting Date: 20th July 2013 The general body meeting conducted, brought ideas regarding future plans such as deciding competitions for participations, organization of intra level competition, and also aimed at appreciation of personal level projects or any such initiatives taken up. ORIENTATION SESSION Date: 16th August 2013 The Orientation session conducted for everyone, i.e. for IEEE members as well as NON-IEEE members took place on 16th august 2013.The session aimed at letting people know about aims and objectives of IEEE &the global reputation it holds, the numerous events and activities planned meticulously by the IEEE-SB, PDPU and how it could enable an individual’s growth with regard to his/her technical side and otherwise. The session aimed at encouraging the students to show active participation for the same. The orientation session saw a total participation of 40 IEEE members and 100 non-IEEE members.
  18. 18. WORKSHOP ON PROCESS DYNAMICS,CONTROL AND AUTOMATION using LabVIEW Date: 9th -11th August The Workshop on Process Dynamics, Control and Automation using LabVIEW was successfully held from 9th – 11th August, 2013 in Pandit Deendayal Petroleum University under SIG-MACT group which saw participation from students of various colleges LabVIEW was taught along with the Hands-on session. The workshop was sponsored by GUJCOST. TOPICS TAKEN UP:  - Introduction to LABVIEW and its programming concepts  - Basic linear algebra related problems using LABVIEW  - Mathematical modelling  - Control & automation - Case studies in various engineering domains (PETROLEUM , CHEMICAL , MECHANICAL , ELECTRICAL) - Use of industry standard hardware for control application The workshop is an initiative from Pandit Deendayal Petroleum University to enlighten the student community about one of the fastest adopting software called LabVIEW. The faculties here at PDPU have been using the software for quite some time and have found the versatility of the same with regards to various experiments and M.Tech projects and hence thought of sharing that knowledge to a larger community. In this workshop invited a Guest speaker from the reputed organizations who have been using the software to highlight the functionality and the adoption of Graphical System Design in the current volatile industry. The workshop aimed to provide:  Thorough knowledge and skills to work with LabVIEW.  To highlight and enable students to understand the concepts of LabVIEW Graphical System Design platform.  An opportunity to quickly design, prototype and deploy an entire engineering concept into an actual system.  To explore built-in LabVIEW functions for problems based on mathematical algebra.
  19. 19. INDUSTRIAL TRIPS:- Transformer and Rectifier, Ahmedabad Date: 21st April 2013 Transformers & Rectifiers (I) Limited has consolidated its position in the Indian Transformer Industry as a manufacturer of a wide range of transformers, which conform to the quality expectations of both the domestic and the international market. A total of 60 students were taken on this enlightening industrial visit to help them gain a better practical idea and help them form a basis with respect to application based learning. ABB, Vadodara Date: 28th April 2013 ABB is a leader in power and automation technologies that enable utility and industry customers to improve performance while lowering environmental impact. ABB is a multinational corporation headquartered in Zurich, Switzerland, operating in robotics and mainly in the power and automation technology areas. There were a total of 58 students who had a chance to utilise such an opportunity of an industrial visit and get to learn hands-on. IAS: Renewable Trip Date: 2nd July 2013 An educational trip to Muni Seva Ashram, Baroda was held on 2nd July, 2013. Due to a large number of energy consuming activities in the ashram, it has attempted to use renewable energy wherever required to reduce expenses. This trip mainly concentrated on the use of solar energy. Other than solar, biogas, biomass gasification, green homes and sewage treatment plant were used by the ashram. A great step to contribute socially was taken as donations were collected and contributed to the Ashram to further enable and encourage such reformative steps taken and eco friendly attitude to be developed. The trip had 15 IEEE members and 25 non-IEEE members. A registration fee of INR 50 had to be paid by IEEE members and of that of INR 300 by non-IEEE members. Industrial trip to ERDA, Vadodara Date:6th October 2013 Electrical Research and Development Association (ERDA) is a cooperative research institution created by the Indian Electrical Industry and Utilities with the support of Governments of India and Gujarat. National in character, ERDA has established its laboratory facilities at Makarpura Industrial Estate, Vadodara. An industrial trip was thus organized to ERDA for students by the IEEE SB PDPU to familiarize or acquaint them with the institution’s foundation and the laboratory facilities it provides with the practical implications of such institutions and how it plays a major role in contributing towards research and development in this field. A total of 58 IEEE members were taken on this trip.
  20. 20. EXPERT LECTURES IAS: EXPERT LECTURE BY DR. NITIN PADHIYAR Date: 12th April 2013 An expert lecture by Dr. Nitin Padhiyar, who is Assistant Professor, Indian Institute of Technology, Gandhinagar, Gujarat, was held on 12th April, 2013. He discussed about the general definition of optimization problem, formulation of one common engineering application, solution of it by a readily solver available in MATLAB, and overview of different optimization techniques. The students and staff from electrical engineering attended this lecture. The lecture had in attendance 35 IEEE members and 60 non-IEEE members. IAS: Expert lecture- Mr.Rameshchandra Bhoraniya Date: 18th June 2013 The expert lecture had Mr. Rameshchandra Bhoraniya, Sr. Manager – FA Training Mitsubishi Electric India Private Limited who spoke about “Foundation for Automation”. It was indeed a very interesting lecture and the students went back home a lot wiser. The lecture had 60 students in attendance. IAS: Expert Lecture- Prof. Dipak Adhyaru Date: 4th September 2013 An expert lecture by Prof. Dipak Adhyaru, PhD from IIT Delhi and is currently HOD in Nirma University, about “Robust Control” was undertaken. Robust control is a branch of control theory that explicitly deals with uncertainty in its approach to controller design. Robust control methods are designed to function properly so long as uncertain parameters or disturbances are within some (typically compact) set. Robust methods aim to achieve robust performance and/or stability in the presence of bounded modelling errors. The expert lecture had 35 IEEE members and 60 non IEEE members in attendance. SIG-MACT: Expert lecture- Mr. Priyank Desai Date: 19th June 2013 The Guest lecturer was Mr. Priyank Desai, Sr. Field Technical Consultant - National Instruments, Gujarat, who took a discussion over technical field, achievements and contribution of National Instruments, necessity of innovation in present time. The issues discussed were indeed pressing and it was a definite eye-opener for the 60 students who were in attendance. SIG-MACT: Expert lecture- Dr. Nitin Padhiyar Date: 13th September 2013 A motivational talk was undertaken by Mr. Nitin Padhiyar which ended up as an eye opening session with few very practical insights and notes to the self that all could relate to. it was a session everyone was looking forward to and most definitely all those who attended his lecture went home better informed and of course motivated. he provided all with easy steps-to-follow to keep ourselves focused and motivated on a long term basis. The expert lecture had 45 IEEE Members and 30 non IEEE members in attendance.
  21. 21. MEMBERSHIP DRIVE Date: September 2013 A Membership drive took place, aimed at increasing the members who are subscribed to the IEEE student branch. The drive took place very meticulously with members stressing upon the umpteen number of benefits members are privileged to. Also the various perks and merits such as developing a technical approach, writing papers for paper presentation, member advantages, job profiles, networking opportunities, the plethora of professional, students, professors and other portfolio holders who benefit from being IEEE members were talked about. Students were also made aware of the highly enlightening online magazine IEEE Spectrum that is published and how one can benefit from it. The membership drive saw 160 eager students who were ready to know about the various perks of being part of IEEE and IEEE SB PDPU they can avail of. SIG-MACT: Promotion of use of different Open source software Date: 21st September 2013 Promotion and small workshop on open source software and OS such as: Scilab, Python and Linux took place. Motivations for using and developing open source software are mixed, ranging from philosophical and ethical reasons to pure practical issues. Advantage of open source models is the fact that open source software is made available gratis or at a low cost, The availability of the source code and the right to modify it The right to redistribute modifications and improvements to the code The right to use the software in any way. Advantages: 1. Lesser hardware costs 2. High-quality software 3. No vendor lock-in 4. Integrated management 5. Simple license management 6. Lower software costs 7. Abundant support 8. Scaling and consolidating A total of 60 IEEE members were in attendance
  22. 22. LabVIEW for Beginners Date: 19th October 2013 A two day workshop on linear algebra, differential equation and loop programming using LabVIEW was conducted for introducing beginners to the concept of LabVIEW. LabVIEW is a highly productive development environment for creating custom applications that interact with real-world data or signals in fields such as science and engineering. The net result of using a tool such as LabVIEW is that higher quality projects can be completed in less time with fewer people involved. So productivity is the key benefit, but that is a broad and general statement. It saw participation of 40 students wherein the registration fee was INR 100 for IEEE members and 150 for non-IEEE members. IAS: Experience Talk Date: 16th November 2013 Students who went abroad to present their technical papers and went to the esteemed IIT-Bombay for internship spoke about how to write/ publish/ present papers and open source software development which is a much desired requirement in present day scenario. The talk had an interactive session wherein attendees put forth frequently asked questions whilst our esteemed speakers patiently answered all their queries. The talk about their experience motivated all and acquainted them with the basics and formats which are quintessential. There were 75 participants who attended this experience talk.
  23. 23. ACTION PLAN, 2014 No Title Description Dates (Tentative) 1 OSCAD Workshop Oscad is a free and open source alternative to Orcad. Oscad is an open source EDA tool for circuit design, simulation, analysis and PCB design. It is an integrated tool built using open source software such as KiCad, Ngspice and Scilab. This workshop will be held with IIT Bombay. April 5, 2014 2 Python Workshop Python is a programming language that lets you work more quickly and integrate your systems more effectively. You can learn to use Python and see almost immediate gains in productivity and lower maintenance costs. Python runs on Windows, Linux/Unix, Mac OS X, and has been ported to the Java . Feb 8, 2014 3 LATEX Workshop LaTeX is a high-quality typesetting system; it includes features designed for the production of technical and scientific documentation. The IEEE student branch will conduct LATEX workshop in October. Jan 31, 2014 4 Robotics Workshop (IIT-B) A two-day orientation program acquainting college faculty with the Embedded Systems course at IIT-Bombay and the use of robots designed in the Embedded & Real-time Systems (ERTS) lab for teaching purposes. They acquaint participants with the course material developed at IITB and discuss how we might best use such robots to animate teaching of subjects such as embedded systems & microcontrollers in engineering college. March 15, 2014 5 Linear Algebra, Control and Simulation using MATLAB MATLAB is a high-level language and interactive environment for numerical computation, visualization, and programming. Using MATLAB, you can analyze data, develop algorithms, and create models and applications. The language, tools, and built-in math functions enable you to explore multiple approaches and reach a solution faster than with spreadsheets or traditional programming languages, such as C/C++ or Java™. April, 2014 6 Distinguished Lecture Series We shall invite: - Prof. Asha Kaul from IIM, Ahmedabad - Mr. Chetan Bhagat Sep, 2014 7 Mathematical Modeling ,Identification and Control using LabVIEW LabVIEW is a graphical programming platform that helps engineers scale from design to test and from small to large systems. It offers unprecedented integration with existing legacy software, IP, and hardware while capitalizing on the latest computing technologies. LabVIEW provides tools to solve today’s problems—and the capacity for future innovation—faster and more effectively. Aug 8, 2014 8 Seminar on Modeling and Simulation A national level seminar on modelling and simulation will be held. The seminar focused on two fundamental modelling techniques: First Principle based Modelling & Data Driven Modelling. March 21, 2014
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