Prodigi

Prodigi: Industry Interaction on System Automation

A talk on system automation was organized by the PRODIGI ECE Student Association on February 15, 2016 in Fr Fred Memorial Hall from 2.00 PM to 4.00 PM for 4th ,6th and 8th sem ECE students. 

The resource persons were Mr Naveen and Mr Akhil from SMEC Labs, Mangalore. PRODIGI Staff Coordinator Ms Ramya P. C. welcomed the gathering. Mr Naveen addressed the students of the Department and briefed them about automation. Mr Naveen spoke on automation, its applications in different industries and its benefits. He also spoke on various automation techniques. A brief introduction about the engineering component solutions used in the industry, such as, PLC-programmable logic controllers, SCADA, HMI, and VFD was provided.  He also discussed its benefits in various industries such as, power generation and transmission, paper and pulp industry, and robotics. He also briefed on career and job opportunities in this area and also spoke about the need for entrepreneurship development.

The session ended with Ms Preetha D’Souza, Staff Coordinator, PRODIGI thanking the speaker and presenting a letter of appreciation.

TechTantra 2014: Electronics & Communication Engineering

The student association of the E&C Department – PRODIGI – organized an inter college Technical Paper Presentation for students – TECH TANTRA 2014 - as part of its celebrations for Engineers' Day, on 15 September 2014, 9:30 am to 1:00 pm, in Fr Fred Memorial Hall, Academic Block I.

Rev. Fr Ajith Menezes, Director in-charge, presided over the inaugural function. The other dignitaries present were Dr Rio D’Souza, Vice Principal; Prof. B V Nityananda, HOD-E&C; accompanied by external judge Mr Parveez Shariff, Assistant Professor - E&C, Alva's Institute of Engineering & Technology, Moodbidri; and internal judge Ms Prajwal D’Souza, Associate Professor - E&C, SJEC. 

After the prayer invocation by the students of third year, Ms Preetha, Assistant Professor and Coordinator of TechTantra, delivered the welcome address. Dr Rio D’Souza and Rev. Fr Ajith Menezes also spoke on the occasion. The vote of thanks was rendered by Ms Avila Pinto, Assistant Professor and Member of the Organizing Committee. The program was hosted by Ms Andrea Gonsalves, V Sem.

There were 8 Technical Paper Presentations by students from different colleges:

1) ASHWATHY HARIKUMAR, VARDHANA M

    Sahyadri College of Engineering& Management, Mangalore

2) VENKATESH S, SAMPATH RAO

     Prasana College of Engineering, Belthangady

3) RAKSHITHA SHETTY, PRASAD ACHARI

    Prasana College of Engineering, Belthangady

4) NISHITH BENHUR WARTIKA, SHREEVATSA M

    St Joseph College of Engineering, Vamanjoor

5) DURGA PRASAD, AKASH, ARIF

     Sahyadri College of Engineering& Management, Mangalore

6) Roshel Flavia Rodrigues, Smitha Florens Cutinho

    St Joseph College of Engineering, Vamanjoor

7) SHUBALAXMI, AISHWARYA J SHETTY

    Prasana College Of Engineering, Belthangady

8) RHEA PEARL FERNANDES, R PRITHVI

    St Joseph Engineering College, Vamanjoor

The best two teams were awarded prizes:


1st: ASHWATHY HARIKUMAR, VARDHANA M

Sahyadri College of Engineering & Management, Mangalore

2nd: RHEA PEARL FERNANDES, R PRITHVI

St Joseph College of Engineering, Vamanjoor

As a token of gratitude, mementos and certificates of appreciation were given to the esteemed judges, Mr Parveez Shariff and Ms Prajwal D’Souza for assessing the papers and the performance of the contestants.

Participation Certificates were distributed to all the participants and appreciation letters to all the volunteers for their constant assistance and support in making the function a grand success. 

Prodigi 2014: Peer Learning Program

PRODIGI - the ECE Department Association conducted a Peer Learning Program on 21 August 2014, from 11:30 am to 1:00 pm, for I and II year students. Prof B V Nityananda, HOD, introduced the program as an effective platform for presenting recent trends in Electronics and Communication Engineering and encouraging III and IV year students to widen their knowledge and experience by taking up the role of resource persons. 

Mr Keith Fernandes, Asst Prof & Coordinator, PRODIGI, hosted the talks for I year students, given by III year students in Bethania Hall. 

  • FUNDAMENTALS OF ELECTRONICS: Mr Vignes Aithal, III ECE: This session covered fundamental components - resistor, capacitor, inductor, transistor and sensors. The speaker stressed the fact that the study of electronic circuits requires a thorough understanding of these concepts. 

  • ARDUINO: Ms Andrea Gonsalves III ECE: The session was an introduction to the basic working of an ARDUINO microcontroller block and how it could be used for devices that interact with their environment using sensors and actuators. The speaker described different types of ARDUINO microcontrollers available and their applications. She also gave a demo on how to use ARDUINO with LED lights in particular order, based on a simple program using C programming language.

Ms Chaitra U R, Asst Prof, Coordinator, PRODIGI, hosted the talks for II year students, given by IV year students in Fr Fred Memorial Hall. 

  • BIONIC EYE: Mr Kiran N, IV ECE: The session introduced the Bionic Eye as an experimental visual device intended to restore functional vision in those suffering from partial or total blindness. The speaker explained two types of Bionic Eyes, their structure, and advantages and disadvantages. He also commented on current research to make this technology more feasible and applicable in the near future.

 

  • TOUCH SCREEN TECHNOLOGY: Ms Shilpa Shetty, IV ECE: The session covered the basic capacitive action of a touch screen and its evolution from early 2000 till date. The speaker gave examples of different types of touch screen technology available, their advantages and disadvantages, and their applications. 

Each session was followed by Q & A that proved to be very interactive. The speakers were presented with Certificates of Appreciation.

Prodigi 2014: Inauguration of Electronics & Communication Association

The Electronics and Communication Engineering (ECE) Department formally inaugurated the Departmental Student Association – PRODIGI – and the ECE chapter of ISTE and IEEE at 2:30pm in the College Auditorium in Academic Block II, on 4 August 2014.

The President on the occasion was Director In-Charge, Rev. Fr Ajith Menezes, and the Chief Guest, Principal, Dr Joseph Gonsalvis. Also present were:

  • Prof B V Nityananda, HOD, ECE
  • IEEE Coordinator, SJEC - Dr Sheryl G Colaco, Asso Prof.
  • ISTE Coordinator, SJEC - Mr Noel Shiri, Asst Prof.
  • ECE-IEEE Coordinators - Mr Rohan Pinto, Asst Prof., and Mr Gandhimathinathan, Asst Prof.
  • Prodigi Coordinators - Ms Chaitra U R, Asst Prof., and Mr Keith Fernandes, Asst Prof.

The dignitaries were welcomed by Mr Manjunath, Secretary, PRODIGI, after which Ms Raksha, President, PRODIGI, read a report on the Associations activities of the previous academic session 2013-14.

The inauguration ceremony was both innovative and spectacular with the dignitaries using a remote controlled LED Lamp, designed by final year ECE students, to light up a pyramid-shaped model that symbolized the three-fold activities of the students association – PRODIGI, ISTE and IEEE. Dr Sheryl and Mr Noel enlightened the gathering about IEEE and ISTE, respectively, and highlighted the importance of these associations in an engineer’s life.

The Director in-charge, Fr Ajith spoke about the need to become better human beings and help in building a better society. The Principal, Dr Joseph emphasized the value of having Departmental Associations and their contribution to the overall growth of a student as a professional engineer. He encouraged the students to take active part in college associations. Certificates of Excellence, for those students who had topped both in individual Subjects and overall in the previous Semester, were presented to the outstanding students by the President and Chief Guest.

PRODIGI Coordinator, Ms Chaitra read out the list of events to be organized in the current semester and Mr Vignesh, Vice President, PRODIGI, proposed the Vote of Thanks. Following the inaugural program, Dr Thirumaleshwar Bhat, Dean Quality Assurance, gave a talk on "The Role of students in Accreditation and the Importance of NBA". Prof. B.V. Nityananda, HOD ECE, also addressed the students and stressed the value of Project Work, Seminars and Assignments in engineering studies.