Industry Interaction and Entrepreneurship Development Cell (IIEDC)

OBJECTIVES OF IIEDC

  1. To provide various services including informatio n to budding Science & Technology entrepreneurships.
  2. To create Entrepreneurial culture in the Institution
  3. To foster linkages between the Institution, Industries in the region and other related organizations engaged in promoting Small & Medium Enterprises.

IIEDC: Technical Talk on “Industrial scenario in DK & significance of factory act for an industrial set up”

A technical talk on “Industrial scenario in DK & significance of factory act for an industrial set up” was organized on 16th November 2018 in Fr Fred Memorial Hall, for the third year students of Electronics and Communication Engineering Department. The talk was an activity supporting the course Management & Entrepreneurship, and was held in association with IIEDC. Mr K.G. Nanjappa, Deputy Director of Factories, Bangaluru was the resource person.

Ms Shrunga K.G, student of third year welcomed and introduced speaker to the audience. Ms. Vijayalaxmi H.M., Assistant Professor, florally welcomed the speaker.

The resource person started with the introduction to the industrial scenario in Karnataka as well as Dakshina Kannada district. Statistics were provided regarding the number of registered factories, the number of hazardous factories, Major Accident Hazard Units(MAHs) and the total number of registers boilers in the state .This was followed by a brief explanation on the inventory of different hazardous substances and their quantity stored in the state as well as the threat they possess. A few examples were given for different hazards like LPG and chemical plants such as MRPL and MCF.

An explanation on how an industry is set up was given. He stated that the key aspect of any venture begins with an idea, followed by knowing the market, that is to understand the customer, his needs etc. This is followed by the action plan which covers topics like location, nature of the business, facilities, planning, resources like manpower and raw materials. The concept of material handling, quality control and resource management in industries was introduced to the students.

One of the key aspects to be taken care in an industry, that is safety, was elaborated upon. The definition of hazard and safe working environment was explained.  Two laws formed by the government for the purpose of industrial safety were explained to the audience. The resource person explained the two acts, first one being The Factories Act-1948 and the second one being Karnataka Factories Rules-1969. The definition of worker and manufacturing process, guidelines for health, housekeeping, fire and life safety, elevators, isolated storage, ventilation, and temperature was briefed. The presenter concluded the talk by showing a video of a real tragedy that took place, in India. This was followed by a brief Q&A session.

The topics explained were presented in a well-organized manner and a sufficient number of figures were shown alongside the text. Overall it was very useful to the audience.

Organizer of the talk Ms. Padmini Bhat, Assistant Professor, thanked and felicitated the speaker with a memento. Ms Priya Miranda IIEDC coordinator of ECE Department coordinated the event.

ME & IIEDC:Industrial visit to “Udupi Power Corporation Ltd, Padubidri”

The Industry Interaction Cell of Mechanical Engineering organized one day Industrial visit for second  year students to “Udupi Power Corporation Ltd, Padubidri ”. Total of 45 students along with two staffs took part in the visit. Visit was scheduled on 12/11/2018 at 10.30 A.M.  Mr. Chiranth BP-Assistant Professor, ME and Mr Akshay-Assistant Professor, ME coordinated the visit.

The main objective of this visit is to

  1. Give an overview of the different sections in the plant. 
  2. Enhance their knowledge on the steps involved in the generation of the power.

Udupi Power Corporation Limited is a 2 X 600 MW imported coal based power project in the Udupi District of Karnataka. Situated in the western coastal region of India, the plant is situated in the village of Yellur, between Mangalore and Udupi.

UPCL is the first independent power project (IPP) using 100% imported coal as fuel in the country and was awarded the Gold Shield award for early completion of Thermal power project Unit-1 from Ministry of power, Government of India in FY 2010-11 and also the prestigious Golden Peacock Environment Management Award in FY 2014-15.

The Udupi Power Project supplies 90% of the power it generates to the State of Karnataka and 10% to the State of Punjab.

Mr. Vineeth, UPCL welcomed and explained main parts of the UPCL. Following were the sections which he briefed.

1. Coal Handling Plant (CHP)

2. Water handling plant (DM)

3. Ash handling plant (AHP)

4. Switch yard

5. Cooling house

6. Flu gas De-Sulphurisation (FGD)

7. Effluent treatment plant (ETP)

This visit enhanced students knowledge on the architecture of the power plant, the way various units in which they are linked and the way how whole power plant is controlled. It has allowed an opportunity to get an exposure of the practical implementation to theoretical fundamentals.

CSE & IIEDC: One Day Workshop on IP Security

A one-day workshop on the topic IP Security was conducted by CIPHER- student association and IIEDC for the students of Department of Computer Science and Engineering for pre-final year students. The session was conducted at Bishop Aloysius Hall, St. Joseph Engineering College – Vamanjoor, Mangalore on 27th of October, 2018.  The programme commenced at 9:30 am with a welcome address given by Ms. Darly Saldanha followed by a silent prayer.

The resource person for the day was Mr. Rahul Dutta, an Associate Engineer in J P Morgan, Hyderabad. The HOD of the Computer Science, Dr Sridevi Saralya welcomed the resource person and addressed the gathering, following which Mr. Dutta commenced the workshop.

Initially, a pre-session assessment was conducted to judge the calibre and knowledge of the students. This was followed by the morning session on the topics Data Encryption Standard, Deffie-Hellman Algorithm, DoS attack, User imitation attack and how to overcome them. In the afternoon, a hands-on session was conducted on Creation of VPN tunnel for Secure Data transmission for Linux and Windows along with the implementation of the topics covered in the morning session to help the students inculcate practical knowledge on this domain. The faculty in-charge and student coordinators were also present for the session.

The workshop ended with a post-session assessment at 5:00 pm following which Ms. Darly Saldanha proposed the vote of thanks. A memento was presented by Mrs. Gayana M N to Mr. Dutta as a token of appreciation. The entire workshop was coordinated by IIEDC coordinator Dr Usha Divakarla in co-ordination with CIPHER association.

EEE & IIEDC: Motivational Talk on Entrepreneurship Development

A Motivational Talk on Entrepreneurship Development was organized by the Department of Electrical and Electronics Engineering in association with IIEDC, SJEC for Final year students of E&E and Civil and pre final year students of MCA on 10th October 2018 in Bishop Aloysius Paul Hall. The Guest speaker of the Programme was Dr. G Srinikethan, In-charge Director, NITK STEP. The Talk provided insights into the world of an Entrepreneur. The interactive session provided invaluable information on role of an Entrepreneur, skills required and the road-map ahead. The speaker stressed on the need to prepare a good Business Model before approaching a Financial Agency. The students were motivated by case studies of  “Student Start-ups.” The speaker emphasized the need for Surveys of potential customers and the Market competition. The speaker shared his valuable experience as Director of NITK-STEP, and requested the young Audience to innovate and Design New Ventures and promised all possible support for the same. The Talk was well appreciated by all the students and Faculty members present for the event.

CSE: Interactive Session on Industry Practices on Software Project Delivery

The Department of Computer Science and Engineering in association with Industry Interaction and Entrepreneurship Development Cell (IIEDC) organized an interactive session on “Industry Practices on Software Project Delivery” for the V Semester CSE students on Friday, 10th August 2018 at 9:00 AM at Bishop Aloysius Paul Conference Hall of the college. The resource person for this session was Mr Hari S, Lead-Education Training and Assessment (ETA), Infosys Trivandrum Development Centre.

 

The session began with the HOD of Computer Science and Engineering, Dr Sridevi Saralaya, introducing the resource person and welcoming the gathering. The interaction was being arranged owing to the gap between industry and academia as indicated by Mr Hari S.

 

During the interaction, Mr Hari S interacted passionately with all the students. As the audience was predominantly from Computer Science background, he emphasized on the need to be good programmers. He raised concerns over the students recruited by Infosys during the year 2017-18, who are currently undergoing training at Infosys Global Education Centre, Mysuru. He pointed out that most of the recruits are unable to write code for any scenario posed in front of them. This was quite alarming from the point of view of Infosys as they will have to put extra efforts to train the fresh recruits.

 

Mr Hari urged all students to take up coding more seriously and try to perfect it. He said that there are no shortcuts to being a good coder and practice is the only way to go forward. He asked all the students to code beyond what is prescribed in the syllabus. He said almost all will be able to write code but it is more important to write good coder. He mentioned a few of the best practices followed in the industry and named some of the open source tools to check the quality of the code. He stressed on the fact that due care must be taken to make sure that all coding standards and conventions are adhered to when writing codes. This makes the code more readable and ensures better understanding, if and when the code has to be reused in future. He mentioned that reusing and scaling is the essence of coding and the coding standards ensure these aspects.

 

The session came to an end with Mr Hari S taking on a few of the queries posed by the students. 

MCA: Interactive Session on Industry Practices on Software Project Delivery

The Department of Computer Applications in association with Industry Interaction and Entrepreneurship Development Cell (IIEDC) organized an interactive session on “Industry Practices on Software Project Delivery” for the MCA students on Wednesday, 8th August 2018 at 11:00 AM at Bishop Aloysius Paul Conference Hall of the college. The resource person for this session was Mr Hari S, Lead-Education Training and Assessment (ETA), Infosys Trivandrum Development Centre.

 

The session began with the HOD of MCA, Ms Sumangala N, introducing the resource person and welcoming the gathering. The interaction was being arranged owing to the gap between industry and academia as indicated by Mr Hari S.

 

During the interaction, Mr Hari S interacted passionately with all the students. As the audience was predominantly from Computer Science background, he emphasized on the need to be good programmers. He raised concerns over the students recruited by Infosys during the year 2017-18, who are currently undergoing training at Infosys Global Education Centre, Mysuru. He pointed out that most of the recruits are unable to write code for any scenario posed in front of them. This was quite alarming from the point of view of Infosys as they will have to put extra efforts to train the fresh recruits.

 

Mr Hari urged all students to take up coding more seriously and try to perfect it. He said that there are no shortcuts to being a good coder and practice is the only way to go forward. He asked all the students to code beyond what is prescribed in the syllabus. He said almost all will be able to write code but it is more important to write good coder. He mentioned a few of the best practices followed in the industry and named some of the open source tools to check the quality of the code. He stressed on the fact that due care must be taken to make sure that all coding standards and conventions are adhered to when writing codes. This makes the code more readable and ensures better understanding, if and when the code has to be reused in future. He mentioned that reusing and scaling is the essence of coding and the coding standards ensure these aspects.

 

The session came to an end with Mr Hari S taking on a few of the queries posed by the students. 

ECE-IIC/EDC: An Entrepreneur at Ground Zero - A talk

The Department of Electronics and Communication Engineering organized a talk titled An Entrepreneur at Ground Zero, under the aegis of Industry Interaction and Entrepreneurship Development Cell of the Department on April 23, 2018 from 10.00 A.M to 11.00 AM at Fr Fred Memorial Hall. Mr Shivraj D Poojary, Software Engineer at Telenetix Private Limited and also Co-founder of SUNSKRIT Futuristic was the resource person of the session.

This talk was organised for 4th year ECE Students. Ms Chrystle Pinto, from 8th semester, ECE welcomed the gathering and introduced the speaker to the audience.

The objective of the talk was to inspire students towards Entrepreneurship and create awareness of the challenges faced by entrepreneurs.

Mr Shivraj D Poojary started the session by narrating his journey as an entrepreneur. He also provided information about government schemes that support entrepreneurs. He also spoke about Make in India and Digital India policy. He highlighted the skills and strategies students should develop to start their own business.

Dr Dayakshini, HOD of ECE Dept. felicitated Mr Shivraj D Poojary. Around 100 students attended this session. The talk ended with vote of thanks by Ms Chrystle Pinto. Ms Rupal M D D’Souza, Assistant Professor in the Department of Electronics and Communications Engineering at SJEC, organized the talk.

EDC-CSE: Talk on Entrepreneurship

The Entrepreneurship Development Cell (EDC) of the Department of Computer Science and Engineering organized a talk on Entrepreneur on March 23rd 2018 from 11:00 am to 1:00 pm in Spoorthi Hall. The Resource Persons were Mr Gopalakrishna Bhat Kakunje, CEO and Managing Director from Kakunje Software Private Ltd, Mangaluru and Ms Namitha Bhat, Software Developer, Kakunje Software Private Ltd, Mangaluru.

The Talk was organized for the 8th semester CSE students and 4th semester MCA students. The programme was aimed at providing information about Entrepreneurship and the steps used to be a successful entrepreneur.

The Programme started at 11:00 am. Ms Tanya Navas and Samantha D Sequeira, students of 8th semester CSE were the Master of Ceremony of the function. Dr Sridevi Saralaya, HOD, Department of CSE and Ms Sunitha Guruprasad, Assistant Professor in the Department of CSE, welcomed the Guests. Without any further delay, the speaker Ms Namitha Bhat started her session. She gave information about Entrepreneurship and the benefits of becoming an entrepreneur. Mr Gopalakrishna Bhat gave detailed information about Starting a Start-Up IT company in India. He spoke about his own experiences of starting a company which included, Infrastructure Management, Financial Management, Employee Management, Marketing Management, Client Management and Project Development Management. He also spoke about Licenses and Copyrights and the facilities available from Government to start a company.

The session was very informative & all students appreciated the programme.

The session concluded at 1:00 pm. Around 150 students participated in the programme. The EDC Committee member-SJEC, Ms Sunitha Guruprasad, Assistant Professor in the Department of CSE coordinated the programme. Mr Gopalakrishna Bhat Kakunje and Ms Namitha Bhat were felicitated with college memento as a token of appreciation.

Civil - EDC: Motivational Talk by Alumni

The Department of Civil Engineering organized a motivational talk under Entrepreneurship Development Cell on 15th March 2018 from 2:15pm to 2:45pm in Bishop Aloysius Paul Hall for Final Semester students. Ms Ashmitha Castelino, Alumni of SJEC and Gold medallist under VTU, currently working as Design Engineer, at Roy & Shenoy, Mangaluru delivered the talk. The talk was aimed to motivate students. Ms Vishika, 8th semester student compered the session. Ms Ivy Savia Dantis welcomed the guest with a flower.

Ms. Ashmitha explained the importance of being active and learning details of various aspects during the engineering programme. She said that all the theory especially the derivations that is learnt during the four years is never used in the field. Learning happens  when people start working. She also motivated the students to know the availability and market rates of building materials and also made a mention that students do not understand the importance of talks and other motivation during the Programme and only realise its value after passing out the College. Often times there is a disconnect between reality and what is delivered in class and hence she requested faculty members to take students to construction sites and explain structural details. Dr Nalini Rebello gave the memento to the guest and appreciated her talk.The session concluded with an interaction with the students followed by vote of thanks.

Dr Nalini Rebello, HOD and faculty of Civil Engineering department were present during the talk. Mr Vijay H., EDC member of Civil Engineering department coordinated the talk.

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.

ME – IIC: Technical Talk on Water Management and Advances in Water Technology

The Industry Interaction Cell of the Department of Mechanical Engineering at SJEC organized a Technical Talk on Role of youth in water management and Advances in Water Technology on 25th April, 2017 at 3:30 PM in the Bishop Aloysius Paul Hall.

Mr Avin Kajekar, Management Professional and Director of Genio Management Pvt. Ltd, Mangalore, was the resource person. The objective of this programme was to motivate and create awareness among the students to play their role in water management in day to day life and to take up projects in water technology. In his talk, Mr Avin described various ways of water management and how water could be used effectively & efficiently. He also spoke of different ways of controlling usage of water in day to day life.

Mr Avin also included in his presentation, water technologies available and different types of purifiers currently used in the world. Mr Avin also provided suggestions and ideas for students to take up projects in water technologies in their coming semesters. He also mentioned about different funding agencies that funds projects on water technology.

The outcomes of this talk were:

1.     Create awareness about water management and ways of utilising it effectively.

2.     Promote knowledge on water technologies. 

After the presentation, the floor was open for discussion and Mr Avin took on the queries which the students raised.

Around 57 students and 7 Departmental Faculty participated in the event.

Mr Chiranth B.P., Mr. Joel I Concessao, and Mr Binu K.G., the Faculty Coordinators of IIC along with student coordinators: Ashwin Shetty, Duane Gonsalvis,  Kishan, Ashish, and Aditya organized the event.          

Mr Joel I Concessao was the emcee for the event.   

The Industry Interaction Cell expresses its gratitude to The Management - SJEC for their support in organizing this event.

ME-IIC: Industrial visit to Lamina Suspension Products Ltd - Baikampady

The Industry Interaction Cell of Mechanical Engineering Department organized a one-day Industrial visit for pre-final year students to Lamina Springs Pvt. Ltd – Baikampady starting from 25th April, 2017. A total of 50 students along with two Faculty members took part in the visit. The Visit was scheduled for four days for different sections. 

The main objectives of this visit are:

1.     Provide an overview of the Manufacturing Processes involved in manufacturing of Leaf springs

2.     Enhance knowledge on different materials used in the manufacturing processes.

Lamina Suspension Products Ltd., are India's leading Manufacturer, Supplier, Exporter and Dealer of a wide assortment of Leaf Springs, Automobile Leaf Springs which feature higher load capacity, stability and lasting durability. They are also dealing with numerous foreign concerns across the world like USA, UK, Italy, Taiwan, South Korea, France, Saudi Arabia, Singapore, Belgium, Germany, Australia, Finland, Greece, UAE and many others.

The layout of steps followed in manufacturing of leaf springs was explained by the company supervisor. Students witnessed different process like bending, cutting, rolling, heat treatment and various other manufacturing processes.

The visit has enhanced the students’ knowledge on materials and processes used in manufacturing of leaf springs. Also, various difficulties encountered in manufacturing the same were realized.

 

CSE-EDC: Workshop on Information Security Awareness

The Computer Science and Engineering Department in association with EDC Cell organized a workshop on Information Security Awareness on 4th April 2016 from 2:00 to 4:00 pm in the Spoorthi Conference Hall for CSE Students. The resource persons were Dr Alwyn Roshan Pais, Assistant Professor, NITK Surathkal, Mr I. L. Narasimha Rao, and Mr CH. A.S Murthy from Centre for Development of Advanced Computing (CDAC), Hyderabad.  Dr Rio D’Souza, HOD-CSE welcomed the gathering and introduced the speakers to the audience.

Dr. Alwyn R Pais explained the importance of the workshop and also stressed on the growing demand for information security professionals in the future. Mr. CH. A.S Murthy in his talk spoke about the various types of possible cyber attacks and computer viruses. Mr. I. L. Narasimha Rao explained about the recent cyber crimes and how to secure our information while browsing net, logging into mail accounts, the way to block some of the url's from children etc. He informed not to respond to fake lottery e-mails since it is a fraud. He mentioned the need for having strong password and verifying the e-mail ID thoroughly, with each and every letter in the email ID before responding to any e-mails in the business transaction. He also talked about risks involved in online shopping and explained some of the safety measures before going for online shopping. At the end of the workshop, HOD presented mementos to the resource persons as a token of gratitude. The event coordinator Mr Raghavendra Achar thanked Mr I. L. Narasimha Rao and his team on behalf of the SJEC Management, HOD, Staff and Students of CSE.  Ms. Akshatha from VI Semester CSE was the emcee. 

Civil - IIC/EDC: Talk on How to become an Entrepreneur

The Civil Engineering Department under the banner of Industry Interaction and Entrepreneurship Development Cell organized a Talk on How to become an Entrepreneur by Mr Ujwal D’Souza, Proprietor- Marian Infrastructure Pvt Ltd, Mangaluru, on 18th March, 2016 at 11:00 am, in Bishop Aloysius Paul Hall. Er Prem Salian, Treasurer - Association of Consulting Civil Engineers, Mangaluru, and Er Bharath, Member – ACCE, were the other dignitaries at the event.

Dr Nalini Rebello, HOD, Department of Civil Engineering welcomed the gathering and explained to the students the importance of these talks and its effectiveness in creating awareness. Mr Ujwal D’Souza in his talk, informed the students regarding the basic qualities required to become a successful entrepreneur. He further explained the areas into which graduates can look into and also explained regarding each and every documents that are essential to start a new firm. He also explained the different types of tenders and the procedure to quote a tender. The Technical Talk was concluded with a vote of thanks by Mr Prashant Kurdekar, Assistant Professor and Faculty Coordinator of EDC and IIC of the Department of Civil Engineering. 6th and 8th semester students attended the talk.