ECE-Prodigi: Talk on Digitalization and its Impact & Communication and Creativity

Prodigi – The Students’ Association of the Department of Electronics and Communication Engineering organised a talk on 28 April 2018 from 10:00 am to 1:00 pm in Fr Fred Memorial Hall.. The resource person was Mr Vidyabhushana H from Siemens Technology, Bengaluru. The final year students of ECE Department attended the talk.

The session began with an introduction of the Resource Person by Ms Prajwal D’Souza, Associate Professor - ECE Department. In his address, Mr Vidyabhushana spoke about Digitalization and its Impact- Age of digital disruption. The speaker conveyed the pros and cons of the advancements in digital technology. Machine learning, Data analytics and Internet of Things (IOT) were the key areas of the talk. He also explained how the data would play a vital role in the near future as all the devices will be connected to the internet and will be IP addressable.

Later a workshop on Communication and Creativity was conducted for selected students from 11:00 am to 1:00 pm. The speaker addressed the general techniques through which one can improve his/her communication skills. Activities were conducted to demonstrate the use of effective communication.

ECE: Inauguration of Activities for 2017-18 of PRODIGI

The Electronics and Communication Engineering (ECE) Department formally inaugurated the activities of its Departmental Student Association – PRODIGI for the academic year 2017-18 at 2:30 pm in the Kalam Auditorium of Academic Block II, on 4th September 2017.

Rev. Fr Wilfred Prakash D’Souza, Director - SJEC was President of the function. Dr Rio D’Souza, Vice Principal of SJEC graced the occasion as the Chief Guest. Dr Joseph Gonsalvis, Principal – SJEC and In-charge-HOD of ECE Department, and Rev. Fr Rohith D’Costa, Assistant Director-SJEC, were the Guest of Honors.

The dignitaries were welcomed by Ms Shivani, President of PRODIGI, after which Mr Ashish Kini, Vice President - PRODIGI, delivered the annual report of activities conducted by the association in the previous academic year 2016-17.

The inauguration ceremony was innovative with the dignitaries using a Qurio 2.0, the Robot designed by the Pioneer Club Members, to light up the lamp.

Ms Eden Rose Fernandes, Treasurer-PRODIGI, briefed the activities proposed for the academic year 2017-18. The Chief Guest, Dr Rio D’Souza, asked students to adopt the changes in their life and to be aware and alert to the modern technological changes.

Certificates of Excellence for the top 10 rank holders of the previous Semester, was presented by the Dignitaries. The Director, Rev. Fr Wilfred Prakash D’Souza explained the importance of being a prodigi.

Mr Chethan Pinto, Secretary - PRODIGI, proposed the Vote of Thanks.  Mr Radlee Jovan D'Souza and Ms Chrystle Pinto, were the emcees of the inaugural ceremony.

Followed by the formal inaugural function, refreshments were served to all the students and faculty of ECE department. Prodigi members welcomed the second year student to the ECE family by conducting some fun activities.

ECE - Prodigi: Technical Talk on COLLABORIZM

PRODIGI, the Students’ Association of the Department of Electronics & Communication Engineering at SJEC, organized a technical talk on Collaborizm by the resource persons, Mr Claran Joel Martis and Mr John Baptist Rodrigues, both, alumnus of SJEC from the Class of 2016, on 8th August 2017 from 11:30 am to 1:00 pm in Fr Fred Memorial Hall.

This talk was organised for 3rd year ECE Students. Ms Beverly Jessica Dsouza, from 5th semester, welcomed the gathering. Ms Chaitra from 5th semester, introduced the speakers to the audience.

The objective of this programme is to encourage the students to use Collaborizm platform to update their knowledge and to implement their ideas into the project. Mr John Rodrigues spoke about benefits of Collaborizm platform and how it helped him to funds his project. The CoffeeBot, a Bot that was designed and developed by Mr John Baptist Rodrigues  and featured in the New York Times, was presented. The Bot delivers coffee to people in the workplace or elsewhere.

The Principal – SJEC, Dr Joseph Gonsalvis appreciated the work done by Mr Claran Martis and Mr John Rodrigues. The Director – SJEC, Rev. Fr Wilfred Prakash D’Souza felicitated the speakers. Rev Fr Rohith D'Costa, Assistant Director-SJEC and Dr Rio D'Souza, Vice Principal – SJEC, were also present.

This session was well appreciated by all students. The event ended with vote of thanks by Ms Beverly Jessica Dsouza. Ms Prajwal D’Souza and Ms Deepthi S R coordinated the programme.

ECE: Technova – 2017 Project Exhibition

The Department of Electronics and Communication Engineering conducted its annual Academic Project Exhibition under the Institutional banner of TECHNOVA-2017 on May 26, 2017 from 10:00 AM to 1:00 PM in the Department premises. 34 teams exhibited their Projects and participated in the competition. Projects were from different streams, such as: VLSI, signal processing and embedded systems. The teams were divided into 3 batches. Each batch was evaluated by a panel consisting of external and internal judges.

The external judges were

1. Dr Rekha Bhandarkar, Professor & HOD, Dept of ECE, NMAMIT, Nitte.

2. Dr Praveen J, Professor & Dean Academics (CSE, ECE, ISE), AIET, Moodbidri

3. Mr Gautham Athreya, Deputy Manager - Instrumentation, MCF Ltd

The internal Judges were

1. Dr Bini A A, Associate Professor, Dept of ECE, SJEC

2. Mr Wilfred John Vaz, Assistant Professor, Dept of ECE, SJEC

3. Ms Dayakshini, Assistant Professor, Dept of ECE, SJEC

Top two teams and one innovative project from each panel were shortlisted for the second round.

In the second round the shortlisted teams were evaluated by the other two panels. From this evaluation process the following prizes were awarded:

I prize: XY Plotter by Akash K U, Deepesh S, Dharmith Hegde N, Keerthan guided by Ms Vijayalaxmi H M, Assistant Professor, Dept of ECE, SJEC.

II Prize: Automated Patient Paralysis Health Care system by Deepa N Nayak, Edwig Colin Sequeira, Kanika, Rahul Lynel Dsouza guided by Ms Preetha D’Souza, Assistant Professor, Dept of ECE, SJEC.

Innovative Project: IOT based embedded robot for safety and security applications by Nidhi P Raj, Pallavi G Shetty, Sushmitha, Wesley Rita Fernandes guided by Ms Dayakshini, Assistant Professor, Dept of ECE, SJEC.

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:


    Sahyadri College of Engineering& Management, Mangalore


     Prasana College of Engineering, Belthangady


    Prasana College of Engineering, Belthangady


    St Joseph College of Engineering, Vamanjoor


     Sahyadri College of Engineering& Management, Mangalore

6) Roshel Flavia Rodrigues, Smitha Florens Cutinho

    St Joseph College of Engineering, Vamanjoor


    Prasana College Of Engineering, Belthangady


    St Joseph Engineering College, Vamanjoor

The best two teams were awarded prizes:


Sahyadri College of Engineering & Management, Mangalore


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.