EEL’S Association

EEE: ADIOS- A FAREWELL!!!

The Department of Electrical & Electronics Engineering organised ADIOS - A Farewell!! - Farewell to the Class of 2018 on 17th May 2018, at 02:00 PM in Fr Fred Memorial Hall. Dr Joseph Gonsalvis, Principal - SJEC was the Chief Guest for the programme. Mr Subramanya K & Ms Chaithra Shetty, Assistant Professors in the Department convened the function.

Ms Shivani Thumbe, Student of VI semester (E&E) was the Master of Ceremony. Mr Christon Kenneth Dsouza formally welcomed the gathering. Dr Joseph Gonsalvis, Principal, advised the students to take up responsibilities to create a better environment in the society. Mr Ajithanjaya Kumar M K, Assistant Professor spoke about the ups and down in life. He also advised the student to face the challenges positively in work place. Mr Sathisha K, Assistant Professor spoke about the aspects which will help students to excel in their life. Mr Vishal Bhandary student of final year shared his experiences at SJEC during the past four years. Mementos were distributed to students by Dr Shreryl Grace Colaco, Mr Sathisha K, Mr Ajithanjaya Kumar M K, Ms Bharathi Rao & Ms Divya K Pai. Mr Alex Mathew and group were awarded with cash prize for best report writing on A Industrial Visit to Varahi Hydro Power Plant under EELS Association. In conclusion, Ms Rani Rashmitha, student of VI Semester E&E , proposed the vote of thanks. After the formal program the refreshments were served and the informal program started at 3:30PM. Students of third year had organised various games and activities where all the outgoing students actively took part in the events. The program ended at 5:00PM.

EEE - EELS: Guest lecture on Phase Locked Loop

EELS – the Students Association of Electrical and Electronics Department conducted a Beyond Syllabus activity for the subject Op-Amp and Linear ICs (LIC) engineering for 4th Semester Students. This activity was a guest lecture on the topic Phase Locked Loop delivered Dr N Laxminidhi, HOD - Dept of E&C, NITK Surathkal on 3rd May 2018 in E&E Lecture Hall 1101. The lecture was delivered from 2.30 pm to 4.30 pm followed by a discussion session with students from 4.30 pm to 5.00 pm. The lecture aimed at providing recent knowledge on Phase Locked Loop (PLL). It constituted the following content: Fundamental concept of frequency follower, performance parameters of PLL and Application of PLL like frequency synthesizer, frequency multiplication etc. The lecture was highly interactive chalk and talk session, which was appreciated by students and faculty members. The lecture session ended with 30-minute discussion session where-in students clarified some of their doubts concerning the subject LIC.

EEE:KPTCL Kavoor Substation visit

A one-day industrial visit to KPTCL, 220KV Substation near Kavoor was organized by the EELS association of the Electrical and Electronics Department for the 4th semester students on 7th April 2018. A group of 55 students visited the 220 KV / 132 KV / 33 KV / 11 KV substation. Er Yathindra from KPTCL provided information regarding the substation. He stated that duplex transmission lines of 220 KV is supplied from Kemar to the substation. Students were introduced to the practical aspects of the substation layout. Students observed the layout of GOS, insulators, circuit breakers, current transformers, potential transformers and other substation components, which form the main parts of the substation. Students were explained the layout of control room, battery room and SCADA system by the KPTCL official. They also had a glimpse of the single line diagram of the substation. The industrial visit gave an insight into the practical aspects of power transmission to the students.

EEE: Technical Seminar on Synchronous Generator-An Industrial Perspective

EELS Association of the Department of Electrical and Electronics Engineering organized an Alumni Interaction Programme and Technical Seminar on Industrial Perspective on Synchronous Generator by Mr Manoj Kumar T, Alumnus from the Batch of 2016 & Engineer at Kirloskar Electricals Bangalore on 22 March 2018, in the Electrical Seminar Hall.

The talk focused on the manufacture of 3-phase and single phase synchronous generators based on the consumer specifications. The technical data includes the specifications of Hydro, Steam and Diesel generators. Mr Manoj Kumar shared his experience on how theoretical subjects learnt by him in college enabled him to understand industrial process and to clear the KPTCL entrance test. He requested the students to be highly attentive during the class hours to ensure better academic success leading to better career opportunities.

All the students and faculty members appreciated the interaction.

Faculty Coordinators: Dr Sheryl Colaco & Mr. Deepesh SK

EEE : Technical Seminar on Introduction to PYTHON

The sixth programme of Techathlon annual series hosted by the EELS association of the Department of Electrical and Electronics Engineering was a technical seminar on Introduction to Python Programming. The seminar was held at the E&E Seminar Hall for second year E&E students on 19th February, 2018 from 2:00 PM to 4:00 PM.

Mr. Merryl D’Mello, Alumnus Batch 2007, Senior Consultant, Ardelis Tech., Bengaluru was the resource person. The importance of learning Python for better job opportunities was the focus of the seminar. The resource person provided details of important resources for learning Python Programming. The students were given a live demo on procuring internet data through web applications within a matter of seconds. The participants actively interacted with the resource person and showed interest in registering for a full-fledged Python workshop. The staff coordinators for this event included Dr Sheryl Colaco and Mr. Deepesh SK.

EEE : Technical Seminar on PLC and Drives

Technical seminar on PLC and Drives was the fifth event organized as part of the Techathlon series of events conducted by the EELS association from the Department of Electrical and Electronics Engineering. The event was conducted on 17th February, 2018 in the E&E Seminar Hall from 2:00 PM to 3:00 PM.

Mr Ajeya B, Alumnus from the batch of 2013, Engineer, Jindal Steels Pvt Ltd., Bellary was the resource person. The basics of PLC and its application in industrial manufacturing processes was the main highlight. The participants were given a live demo on industry based PLC software 'LOGOSOFT' from Schneider Electric. The students were also motivated to make use of the Micro PLC available in the department for their projects. The student appreciated this interactive session. The staff coordinators for this event were Dr Sheryl Colaco and Mr. Deepesh SK.

EEE : Technical Seminar on Personal Investments

EELS association organized a technical seminar on ‘Personal Investments’ as the fourth event in the Techathlon annual event series. This event was organized for the final year EEE students in  Fr Fred Memorial Hall on 16th February, 2018 from 9:15 AM to 12:00PM. The resource persons for the event included financial consultants Mr. Anil Pinto, Mr. Yonile D’Souza, & Ms.Swapna Shenoy, hailing from Mangalore.
The seminar highlighted the need for suitable financial planning along with career planning. The main topics of discussion included details on bank deposits, emergency funds, mutual funds and retirement plans. The students were made to understand the difference between insurance and investments. The student participants and faculty coordinators appreciated the knowledge imparted by the resource persons during this seminar. The staff coordinators included Dr Sheryl Colaco and Mr. Deepesh SK.

EEE : Technical Seminar on Entrepreneurial Skill Development

EELS association from the Department of Electrical and Electronics Engineering organized a technical seminar on ‘Entrepreneurial Skill Development’ as the third event in the Techathlon annual event series. This seminar was specially conducted of the final year students in the Fr Fred Memorial Hall on 14th February, 2018 from 2:00 PM to 4:00 PM.

The resource person for the event was Mr. K. Socrates, Dy. Director, MSME, Mangalore. The seminar was highly interactive, comprising of discussions on financial support for engineering graduates from MSME, motivation for start-ups by State & Central Governments and importance of Udyog Aadhaar. The students highly appreciated the content of the seminar and efforts of the resource person and faculty coordinators towards entrepreneurial guidance.  The staff coordinators for this event were Dr Sheryl Colaco, Mr. Deepesh SK and  Ms. Madhavi.

EEE: Technical Seminar on Electrical Design & Estimation

EELS association from the Department of Electrical and Electronics Engineering organized a technical seminar on  ‘Electrical Design & Estimation’ as the second event in the Techathlon annual event series.  This event was conducted on 13th February, 2018 from 9:00 AM to 12:30 PM and was conducted in Power System Simulation Lab for first, second and third year EEE students.

Mr. Suhas Shenoy, Alumni from the batch of 2016, Engineer, SELCO Foundation, Manipal was the resource person for this event. The event consisted of three sessions where the first session focused on the basics of Solar Technology and projects based on Solar Energy. The second session consisted of a demonstration on industry based software 'ECODIAL' from Schneider Electric for electrical estimation. Solar design calculations for different case studies was conducted as part of the third session. These sessions were highly appreciated by the students as it provided them with core knowledge in the domain of Electrical Design & Estimation.  The staff coordinators for this event were Dr Sheryl Colaco and Mr. Deepesh SK.

EEE : Igniting Young Minds Towards Community Based Projects

EELS association belonging to the Department of Electrical and Electronics Engineering organized the second series of Techathlon events. The Techathlon events are hosted annually in the month of February prior to SJEC TIARA Technical Fest. The first event of Techathlon consisted of a workshop titled ‘Igniting Young Minds Towards Community Based Projects’. This event was exclusive for the first year E&E students and was conducted in the Fr Fred Memorial hall on 12th February, 2018 from 3:00 PM to 5:00 PM.

The resource person for the workshop was Mr. Alrick D’Souza, Project Lead, SELCO Foundation, Manipal. The workshop aimed at exploring new problem statements arising in the rural community in the domains of healthcare, water resources, tech-support, infrastructure etc. through brainstorming sessions. The student discussions yielded new ideas for problem solving in the rural domain which was well appreciated by the resource person and faculty coordinators. The students were trained on a step-by-step procedure in project management that included problem identification to the final product development for the benefit of rural India. The workshop was a learning experience for the first year students and aligned their thoughts towards the theme of 'Engineer for Society'. The faculty coordinators for this workshop were Dr Sheryl Colaco, Mr Deepesh SK & Mr Franco Menezes.

EEE : PRDC Power Preparation

EELS association from the Department of Electrical and Electronics Engineering organized a placement training programme titled ‘Power Preparation for PRDC Campus Drive’ as part of the Techathlon annual event series. The event was held at Lecture Hall 1103 for final year E&E students on 9th February, 2018 from 9:00 AM - 11:00 AM. The session focused on providing fundamental knowledge on transformers in induction machines, alternators, power system stability and load flow analysis. These topics were covered by Mr Deepesh K to enable the students to clear the online PRDC test. Knowledge on telephonic round and interview preparation skills were also shared with the students. 

EEE : Workshop on Basics of Python Programming Language

A two-day workshop on ‘Basics of Python Programming Language’ was organized for the students of the Department of Electrical and Electronics Engineering on 12th & 13th of January 2018. Mr Merryl D’Mello, Alumnus of the Batch of 2007 & Senior Consultant at Ardelis Tech was the resource person of the workshop.


Power System Simulation Laboratory belonging to the Department of E&E was the venue for the workshop. Four sessions were conducted per day, commencing at 9:30 AM & ending at 4:30 PM. On the first day of the workshop, session 1 consisted of ‘Installing Python Windows Editor’ and ‘Use of Python Resources’. Session 2 consisted of ‘General Python Programming Practices’ and training on ‘Printing & Display Commands in Python’. Session 3 had involved learning ‘Dictionaries, Strings and other Data Structures in Python’. Session 4 introduced ‘Decision Making Statements’ such as ‘while’ and if-else’.


On the second day, the first session focused on ‘For’ and ‘Nested-For’ statements. Sessions 2 and 3 enabled the participants to develop back-end programs required for a web application named ‘Income Expenses’. Session 4 focused on ‘Obtaining Online Data’ & the ‘Concept of Classes in Python’.


The participants and the staff coordinator appreciated the training sessions since it enabled them to attain fundamental skills on using Python language for developing web-based applications. At the end of the workshop Mr. Merryl D’Mello extended an offer of a free online internship program for a period of 15 days to the participants. 


Dr. Sheryl Colaco, Professor from the Department of E&E was the convener for the program and Mr Deepesh SK, Assistant Professor, from the Department of E&E was the coordinator for the program. 


EEE : FDP on Electrical Switchgear and Maintenance

The Department of Electrical & Electronics Engineering organized a three day National Level Faculty Development Programme on “Electrical Switchgear and Maintenance” from 14th to 16th December 2017. The resource persons for the FDP included Mr C H Ganapathi Bhat, Technical Consultant, Mysuru, Mr V Subramanian, Senior Faculty, L&T Switchgear Training Center, Coonoor and Mr K Vasudevan, Senior Manager, ETAP Automations Pvt. Ltd, Mumbai.

The objective of this FDP was to provide knowledge on state of the art technology in Switchgear and Protection Schemes. Give the audience a view of the industry maintenance practices and hands-on training in recent power system simulation tools as well as improve Industry-Institute interactions.


The inaugural function was conducted on 14th December, 2017 and was presided over by Rev. Fr Wilfred Prakash D’Souza, Director, SJEC. The event was inaugurated by lighting the lamp. FDP coordinator Mr Subramanya K, Assistant Professor, Department of E&E welcomed the gathering. The Chief Guest, Mr C H Ganapathi Bhat, delivered the keynote address. In his address, he stressed on the importance of developing hands-on skill in Electrical Machine Maintenance for reliable machine operation. FDP co-coordinator Mr Deepesh Kanchan, Assistant Professor, Department of E&E proposed the vote of thanks. The inaugural function was followed by a technical session that focused mainly on providing practical knowledge and hands-on training on Electrical Machine Maintenance. In the post lunch session the participants were given an overview of preventive and breakdown maintenance practices in Electrical Machines Lab. 

On 15th December 2017, Mr V Subramanian presented the importance of selection of short circuit protection devices and explained the concepts of Type 1 and Type 2 Coordination schemes. The Post lunch session consisted of an hands-on training with power system simulation software E-Tap by Mr K Vasudevan. The participants were trained on Short Circuit Analysis and Breaker Sizing in Power System Lab. On 16th December 2017, an industrial visit was organized to Karawali Switchgear Bikampady. Mr Dayesh Nayak, Design Engineer explained about the manufacturing of LT panels and the design procedure in cable routing and installation.

Participants for the FDP included both teaching faculty and laboratory staff from PACE Mangalore, SDMIT Ujire, KVGCE Sullia, MKIT Kundapur and SJEC Vamanjoor. The participants appreciated the organizing team for the informative training sessions and hospitality. The participants were presented with participation certificates at the end of the FDP.

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: 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 – 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.

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: 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-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 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 – EELS: Hands-on Workshop on PCB Designing

The Department of EEE in association with its Students Association EEELS, organized a hands-on workshop on PCB Designing for final year and pre-final year EEE students on 20th & 27th August, 2016 in the Electrical Lab. The objective of this workshop was to provide essential knowledge on PCB designing for the students to carry out their projects. Mr Suhas Shenoy, Electrical Engineer and an alumnus of SJEC from the batch of 2016, provided the training.

On 20th August 2016, Mr Shenoy engaged the students on Electronic Circuit Designing with PCB software and requested the students to come prepared with Laser Printouts of their circuitry for the next session. Later On 27th August 2016, Mr Shenoy provided hands-on training on fundamentals of creating trace and track on PCB board and soldering of the components. Overall, this training made the students confident to design their own PCB boards for their project circuitries. 

Clean Energy Drive by SJEC Students at St Raymond’s High School

An awareness program on the importance of renewable energy sources, such as solar, wind, tidal & geothermal, was conducted by the Electrical and Electronics Engineering students of SJEC at St Raymond’s English Medium High School on 17th August 2016. This program is an initiative by the Students’ Association EELS of SJEC, to create awareness about clean energy among the Student Community in Mangalore. The program consisted of presentations on different aspects of electrical technology like power generation, power utilization & distribution. The program also had practical demonstrations of experiments, such as, dark detecting circuit, heat sensing circuit, electronic piano, fuse characteristics, lamp control circuits, LabVIEW based Rover etc. Mr Deepesh Kanchan and Ms Chaithra Shetty, faculty from the Department of Electrical and Electronics Engineering at SJEC guided the students in their endeavour.

EEE: Mini-Project Exhibition for 7th Semester

EELS – The Students Association of the Department of Electrical and Electronics Engineering at SJEC organized a Mini-Project Exhibition for 7th Semester on 17th August 2016 in the Machines Lab. Dr Sheryl Grace Colaco – HOD EEE, Mr Franco Aldrin Menezes and Mr Rolen Lionel Rodrigues – Assistant Professors in the Department of EEE, were the Evaluators of the Projects.

The students of 5th semester visited the exhibition and interacted with their senior students. This exhibition was arranged as a part of EELS Association Activities and the faculty members of EEE Department provided guidance to the students for the successful execution of the program.

Mr Subramanya K - Assistant Professor – EEE coordinated the event.

EEE - EELS: Technical Talks on - Fundamentals of VLSI & VLSI Circuits and Design

The Department of Electrical and Electronics Engineering organized a technical talk on Fundamentals of VLSI on 2nd August 2016 at 9:00 AM, followed by a session on VLSI Circuits and Design on 4th August 2016 at 11:00 AM in Fr Fred Memorial Hall for the final year students of EEE Department.

The talk was delivered by Mr Keith Fernandes, Assistant Professor in the Department of Electronics & Communication Engineering at SJEC. The resource explained the students about the history of Very Large Scale Integrated Circuits, the basics of MOS technology, working principle of MOS transistors and Fabrication of MOS technology. Mr Franco Menezes, Assistant Professor in the Department of Electrical & Electronics Engineering thanked the Resource Person. Around 60 students attended the talk. 

EEE: TIARA 2016 – Summary of Events

The Summary of events conducted by the Department of Electrical and Electronics Engineering as part of TIARA 2016 is provided below.

Sl No.

Name of the event

Time and Date

Number of teams registered

Name of prize winners

1

The Journal

10:30 am, 24th Feb 2016

20

1.

Manjunath K and Shamanth (SJEC).

2.

Reshma Soiru and Sriprasad Pai (CEC).

2

Crack Jack

11:00 am, 24th Feb 2016

49

1.

Juby Mathey, Sridevi Tugde and Gail elaive Goveas (SJEC)

2.

Russelle A Carvalho, Wesley R Fernandes and Sushmitha (SJEC)

3

Race your RCs

2:00 pm, 24th Feb 2016

18

1.

Oliver and Puneeth (SJEC)

2.

Arvind and Shwetha (SJEC)

4

Inquisition

9:00 am, 25th Feb 2016

30

1.

Adarsh, P Karthik and Prathik (SJEC)

2.

Alex, Tejas and Reevan (SJEC)

5

Under Construction

11:00 am, 25th Feb 2016

23

1.

Nelson, Roystan and Madurya (SJEC)

2.

Teju, Sandeep and Pratiksh

6

Seconds of Survival

1:30 pm, 25th Feb 2016

135

1.

Mohd. Ashik and Aysha Afeeza (PACE)

2.

Nihaad Mohd. and Mohd Hussain