Electrical & Electronics Engineering

About Electrical & Electronics Engineering Department

The Department of Electrical & Electronics Engineering (E&E) was established in the year 2002 and offers four programmes.

Bachelor of Engineering in Electrical & Electronics is a four year (eight semesters) duration programme affiliated to VTU, approved by AICTE and accredited by NBA.
Master of technology in Power Electronics is a two year (four semesters) duration programme affiliated to VTU, approved by AICTE.
M.Sc in Electrical & Electronics Engineering affiliated to VTU, approved by AICTE.
PhD in Electrical & Electronics Engineering affiliated to VTU, approved by AICTE.

The Department has a well balanced mixture of senior and experienced faculty together with young and dynamic faculty. The Department has a team of 17 well qualified and dedicated faculties with the wide range of specialization and 7 technical and supporting staff. This programme offers a unique mix of electrical, electronics and computer related courses enabling the students to take up a professional carrier/higher studies in any of these areas. Subjects on network theory, control systems, protection and power systems, power generation, transmission and distribution give the basic exposure to electrical fundamentals, where as analogue and digital circuits, microcontrollers, digital signal processing, advanced programming languages makes attractive blend of electrical & electronics thereby creating excellent placement opportunities in every sector. The students of this branch are placed in electrical & electronics related organization and software companies.

With the objective of making graduates industry ready, the Department modernized all laboratories using industry standard equipments such as Contactors. The Power System Protection Relay Laboratory is the only one its kind in an educational institute in the entire country. Two Labs: Reverse Engineering and Robotics have been setup in addition to VTU requirements, providing graduates a wide base in engineering. Special laboratory sessions are conducted for the first year students to orient them towards engineering principles and practices.

Objective

To develop necessary skills in students, through rigorous global education and an appreciation for lifelong learning for successful and satisfying careers.
To provide students with the solid foundation in mathematical, scientific and electrical engineering to analyze data and technical concepts for application to product design and also to pursue higher education.
To train students with good scientific and engineering breadth, including proficiency in software language and use of latest software tools so as to comprehend, analyze, design and create novel products and solutions for the real life problems.
To inculcate in students professional and ethical attitude, effective communication skills, teamwork skills, multidisciplinary approach and an ability to relate engineering issues to broader social context.

Students will attribute

an ability to apply knowledge of mathematics, science and engineering,
an ability to design and conduct experiments as well as to analyze and interpret data,
an ability to design a system, component or process to meet desired needs within realistic constraints such as economic, environmental, social, political, ethical, health and safety, manufacturability and sustainability,
an ability to function on multidisciplinary teams,
an ability to identify, formulate and solve engineering problems,
an understanding of professional and ethical responsibility,
an ability to communicate effectively,
the broad education necessary to understand the impact of engineering solutions in a global, economic, environmental and societal context,
a recognition of the need for and an ability to engage in life-long learning,
a knowledge of contemporary issues and,
an ability to use the techniques, skills and modern engineering tools necessary for engineering practice,
an ability to use modern software and simulation tools and techniques to analyze, present and solve engineering problems.

"Excel in Electrical Engineering Education and Research"

  1. Provide and maintain an environment designed to ensure quality Electrical Engineering education.
  2. Design and deliver add-on curricula to existing VTU syllabus to ensure compatibility with national and global needs.
  3. Provide holistic personality development of the students through interaction with Industry, academia and alumni.
  4. Consolidate state-of-art laboratories for teaching and research acivities
  1. To develop necessary skills in students for successful careers through rigorous education and appreciation for the life-long learning needed to maintain competency.
  2. To provide students with the solid foundation in mathematical, scientific and electrical engineering to analyze data and extract relevant information for application to product design and pursue higher education.
  3. To train students with good scientific and engineering breadth, including proficiency in software language and use of latest software tools so as to comprehend, analyze, design and create novel products and solutions to current problems.
  4. To inculcate in students professional and ethical attitude, effective communication skills, teamwork skills, multidisciplinary approach, and an ability to relate engineering issues to broader social context.
    E&E Engineering Graduates will be able to:
  1. Engineering knowledge: Apply the knowledge of mathematics, science, engineering fundamentals and Electrical & Electronics Engineering to the solution of complex engineering problems.
  2. Problem analysis: Identify, formulate, research literature, and analyze complex engineering problems reaching substantiated conclusions using first principles of mathematics, natural sciences, and engineering sciences.
  3. Design/development of solutions: Design solutions for complex engineering problems and design system components or processes that meet the specified needs with appropriate consideration for the public health and safety, and the cultural, societal, and environmental considerations.
  4. Conduct investigations of complex problems: Use research-based knowledge and research methods including design of experiments, analysis and interpretation of data, and synthesis of the information to provide valid conclusions.
  5. Modern tool usage: Create, select, and apply appropriate techniques, resources, and modern engineering and IT tools, including prediction and modeling to complex engineering activities, with an understanding of the limitations.
  6. The engineer and society: Apply reasoning informed by the contextual knowledge to assess societal, health, safety, legal and cultural issues and the consequent responsibilities relevant to the professional engineering practice.
  7. Environment and sustainability: Understand the impact of the professional engineering solutions in societal and environmental contexts, and demonstrate the knowledge of, and need for sustainable development.
  8. Ethics: Apply ethical principles and commit to professional ethics and responsibilities and norms of the engineering practice.
  9. Individual and team work: Function effectively as an individual, and as a member or leader in diverse teams, and in multidisciplinary settings.
  10. Communication: Communicate effectively on complex engineering activities with the engineering community and with society at large, such as, being able to comprehend and write effective reports and design documentation, make effective presentations, and give and receive clear instructions.
  11. Project management and finance: Demonstrate knowledge and understanding of the engineering and management principles and apply these to one’s own work, as a member and leader in a team, to manage projects and in multidisciplinary environments.
  12. Life-long learning: Recognize the need for, and have the preparation and ability to engage in independent and life-long learning in the broadest context of technological change.
    E&E Engineering Graduates will be able to:
  1. Make use of modern simulation software / hardware tools and techniques to analyze, present and solve Electrical & Electronics Engineering problems.
  2. Develop entrepreneurial skills through Industry Institute Interactions by activities related to personality development and financial management.
Designation Name Qualifications
Designation Name Qualifications
Foreman Mr Maxim D’Souza BE - E&E
Lab Instructor Ms Priya A. Diploma E&E
Lab Instructor Mr Joyson Loyed Gomes Diploma-E&C
Technician Mr Melwyn Prakash Miranda ITI - Electrical
Attender Ms Maria Jyothi Pinto B.Com

The Department has well-equipped state-of-the-art laboratories to meet the needs of students. They are:

Analog Electronics Logic Design
Power Electronics Circuit Simulation and Measurements
Transformers and Induction Machines. Control System.
DC Machines & Synchronous Machines. Relay and High Voltage.
Power System Simulation Micro Controller
Reverse Engineering / Project. Computer Aided Electrical Drawing

The student project/staff research laboratory is equipped with latest state of the art instruments which enable students to undertake projects and research in emerging technologies and post graduate studies.

Licensed Software

MATLAB Software SPGC Compiler
SCRAM C for ARM 7 Lab view
ETAP Software

Free Software

ORCAD- PSPICE TURBO C++
Kiel

Placed students in 2009-2010 from Electrical Engineering

SL.NO NAME OF THE COMPANY No. OF STUDENTS
1 Infosys, Bangalore 1
2 HCL Technologies 1
3 Jindal Steel 3
4 MCF 2
5 RPG Cables, Mysore 1
6 Sterling & Wilson,Bangalore 2
7 Koras Electricals 2
8 New India Electricals, Bangalore 4
9 KPTCL, Bangalore 1
10 Power Drive, Mangalore 1
11 NMPT Apprentership 3

Placed students in 2010-2011 from Electrical Engineering

SL.NO NAME OF THE COMPANY No. OF STUDENTS
1 ITC Infotech, Bangalore 2
2 HCL Technologies 5
3 Jindal Steel 2
4 TCS, Bangalore 5
5 Mphasis 1
6 Tech Mahindra 2
7 IBM India Pvt Ltd, Bangalore 2
8 KGS Engineering Ltd, Bangalore 1
9 Sonata Software Pvt Ltd, Bangalore 1
10 Karnataka Micro Electronics Design Centre 1
11 Udupi Power Corporation Limited 1

Placed students in 2011-2012 from Electrical Engineering

SL.NO NAME OF THE COMPANY No. OF STUDENTS
1 ITC Infotech, Bangalore 1
2 HCL Technologies 8
3 Jindal Steel 4
4 TCS, Bangalore 11
5 Robert BOSCH 1
6 MIND TREE 1
7 L&T Integrated 1
8 PRDC 1
9 IBM 4
10 Campco Ltd 1
11 OMPL 1
12 Pacific Ocean Electrical Switch gear Industries, L.L.C, Dubai 2

Placed students in 2012-2013 from Electrical Engineering

SL.NO NAME OF THE COMPANY No. OF STUDENTS
1 ITC Infotech, Bangalore 4
2 HCL Technologies 2
3 Jindal Steel 7
4 TCS, Bangalore 3
5 Robert BOSCH 1
6 Praxair India Pvt Ltd 1
7 Sunhore 1
8 Bharathiship yard 1
9 IBM 4
10 Tech Mahindra 1
11 Siemens 1
12 Pacific Ocean Electrical Switch gear Industries, L.L.C, Dubai 1

Placed students in 2013-2014 from Electrical Engineering

SL.NO NAME OF THE COMPANY No. OF STUDENTS
1 ITC Infotech, Bangalore 1
2 UST Global 3
3 Cruiseline Ship Management 3
4 TCS, Bangalore 3
5 iCreate software 2
6 Mphasis 4

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 programme on Industrial Automation with PLC & SCADA

The Department of Electrical & Electronics Engineering in association with IEEE-SJEC Student Chapter organized a one-week student training programme on Industrial Automation with PLC & SCADA for the final year B.E. students from 30th January to 4th February 2017. The resource persons were Mr Himanshu Kumar & Mr Amith Kumar of Indwell Institute of Technology, Pune. The objective of the training programme was to create awareness of practical aspects of PLC & SCADA in industrial applications and also to enhance the knowledge and skills of the students in the PLC domain.

The training session consisted of both theory & hands-on sessions. Every theory session was followed by a related hands-on session. Students had an opportunity to use Mitsubishi & Siemens PLC hardware as a part of their practical sessions. Resource persons demonstrated various mini projects to students and few modifications to these projects were done by the students during the hands-on sessions.

The theory & practical session were appreciated by the students. Dr Sheryl Grace Colaco, HOD & Professor, Department of E&E felicitated the Resource Persons. Ms Denita D Souza, Mr Subramnaya K & Mr Rahul V A were the programme Coordinators.

IQAC: workshop on Quality Assurance in Engineering Education through OBE

A Two-Day workshop on Quality Assurance in Engineering Education through OBE was organized by the Internal Quality Assurance Cell (IQAC) of SJEC on 30-31 January 2017 at Spoorthi Seminar Hall in the 7th Floor of Academic Block III.


The workshop began with a brief inaugural ceremony. The Vice Principal and Chairperson of IQAC, Dr Rio D’Souza, welcomed the gathering. Further, he gave an overview of the workshop to all the participants. Dr Joseph Gonsalvis, Principal of SJEC spoke about the importance of quality assurance in engineering education. Rev. Fr Joseph Lobo, Director of SJEC in his presidential address expressed his concern on the quality of Engineering Education in general, and encouraged the participation of faculty to enhance the same. Dr Shreeranga Bhat, coordinator of the workshop proposed the vote of thanks, while Ms Ramya, Assistant Professor in the Department of Mechanical Engineering compered the ceremony.


A total of 50 delegates participated in this workshop.

 

The Workshop was spread over 8 sessions on the following topics.

1.     Overview OBE, Necessity for adaptation, Concepts of OBE

2.     PEOs, POs, PSOs, and Bloom’s taxonomy

3.     Curriculum Gap analysis, and Benchmarking the teaching learning practices.

4.     Writing Course Outcomes; Course Articulation Matrix; Considering taxonomies, Program articulation matrix; CO- PO mapping

5.     Learning styles and Designing activities for effective attainment of COs and POs

6.     Course Assessment, Programme Assessment and attainment

7.     Overview of NBA-OBE requirements

8.     Continuous improvement by Standard Operating Procedure (SOP)

Training and Placements: Aptitude Training for Pre-Final Years

APTITUDE is something very important for students who are trying to enter corporate world or going to write any competitive exam. An individual with good aptitude skills are considered better than others because they are quick in analysing, adapting, and good at problem solving. Thus aptitude has become the most important soft skill these days.

SJEC facilitated the first phase of aptitude training program for all the pre - final year students from 27.01.17 to 31.01.17 for 5 days. The training was conducted by JV Global LLP Services. About 400 students underwent the training program.

Trainers appreciated the student quality at SJEC. They also mentioned that they are very good at their verbal and communication skills. Students also attended the aptitude training program in large numbers and expressed their satisfaction of learning the contents that is necessary to shape the future of their career.

EEE: Workshop on Embedded Systems

The Department of Electrical & Electronics Engineering organized a one-week student training programme on Embedded Systems for the third year B.E. students of Electrical Engineering from 23rd January to 28th January 2017. The resource persons were Mr Mahesha Padyana of CloudE, Mysuru. The objective of the training programme was to create awareness of practical aspects of Embedded Systems and interfacing in industrial applications and also to enhance the knowledge and skills of the students in the Embedded Systems design.

The training session consisted of both theory & hands-on sessions. Every theory session was followed by a related hands-on session. Students had an opportunity to use Atmega Embedded System hardware as a part of their practical sessions. Resource persons demonstrated various mini projects to students and few modifications to these projects were done by the students during the hands-on sessions.

The theory & practical session were appreciated by the students. Dr Sheryl Grace Colaco, HOD & Professor of the Department of EEE felicitated the Resource Persons.

Mr Franco Aldrin Menezez & Mr Rolen Rodrigues, Asst. Professors in the Department were the programme Coordinators.

EEE: Solar Technician Programme SURYAMITRA

Following the field visit to Rural Community Lab of SELCO Foundation on 13th January, 2017, a three-day Solar Technician programme SURYAMITRA was conducted on 19th to 21st January 2017. A training programme of this nature was held for the first time for Engineering students and Faculty members in the Rural Community Lab of SELCO Foundation, Manipal.

From the Electrical and Electronics Engineering Department of SJEC, 21 students and faculty along with HOD Dr Sheryl Colaco, Mr Deepesh Kanchan and Ms Divya Pai participated in this programme from 19th – 21st January 2017. The technical sessions on Solar AC Systems, Solar DC Systems, and Load Calculations were conducted by Mr Suhas Kumar, Engineer (Design). The Practical session included hands-on training on Panel-Module Connections, Metering Devices for Lighting system, Solar Inverters, and Solar thermal Systems were conducted by Mr Praveen, Senior Manager (Sales and Services).

The Sessions on Development of ECO systems for Need Based Analysis and Group Work on Problem Statement identification were conducted by Mr Alric D’Souza, Senior Manager (Society and Community services). On completion of the above listed sessions on above Day 1 and Day 2, Day 3 constituted an On-Site Training Session by SELCO technicians. These Sessions were conducted at a site near Vikas Junior College, Yeyyadi, Mangaluru. The Sessions included physical exercise of actual installation of Battery, PV Panel, Charging Circuit and the LED Lights. This was followed by the installation of Solar Water Heater. The Day ended with Mr Alric delivering a Talk on Marketing Strategies at the Site.

The Theory and Practical Sessions were much appreciated by all the participants. This is the first step taken by the Department of Electrical and Electronics Engineering towards inspiring its students to take up socially relevant Innovative Project Work. 

EEE: Field visit to SELCO Foundation

On 13th January 2017, as a first step taken by the Department of Electrical and Electronics Engineering of SJEC in partnership with SELCO foundation after signing of the MOU towards the problem statement exchange program which is a key feature of the MOU. This field visit was coordinated by Mr Deepesh S K, Assistant Professor in the Department of EEE.

Eleven faculty members (9 from Department of Electrical and Electronics Engineering and 2 from Mechanical Engineering) along with 33 students (23 from EEE and 10 from Mechanical Engineering) participated in the field visit. The filed visit was conducted to find problem statements which are socially relevant and could result in innovative projects in future. During the visit, the faculty members and the student group visited Janashikshana centre, Mudipu and Government High School, Salethur. This field visit will be followed by a Solar Technician Program scheduled in the Manipal rural lab of SELCO from 19-21st Jan 2017. The problem statements identified by the students were reported to the Faculty Coordinator based on which a selected group of 20 students will get trained in the certified Suryamitra Program.

EEE: FDP on Programmable Logic Controllers & SCADA

The Department of Electrical & Electronics Engineering at SJEC organized a three – day National level Faculty Development Programme on Programmable Logic Controllers & SCADA from 9th January to 11th January 2017. The resource persons for the FDP were Mr Himanshu Kumar & Mr Amith Kumar of Indwell Institute of Technology, Pune. The objective of this FDP was to enhance the skill development of faculty to contribute towards handling of theory subjects & execution of research projects. 

On 9th January 2017, the inaugural function was presided over by Rev. Fr Rohith D’Costa, Assistant Director - SJEC. The event was inaugurated by lighting the lamp. FDP coordinator Ms Bharathi Rao, Assistant Professor in the Department of EEE welcomed the gathering. The Guest of Honour Mr Himanshu Kumar, Director of Indwell Institute of Technology - Pune delivered the key note address. In his address, he inspired the participants on the necessity of learning Industrial Automation. FDP co-coordinator Ms Divya K Pai, Assistant Professor in the Department of EEE proposed the vote of thanks.

The three-day training sessions focused mainly on providing theoretical knowledge and hands-on training on PLC software. The participants were also given an overview of the development of SCADA for control applications.

The FDP concluded with a feedback session by the participants. The participants were presented certificates by the resource persons. Around 11 external and 18 internal faculty participated in the workshop. 

SJEC sign MOU with SELCO Foundation India

SJEC and SELCO Foundation India, signed up an MOU on 18th November 2016 to initiate Social Innovations in the field of Renewable Energy. On behalf of SELCO FOUNDATION India, Ms Santhi Devadu, the Programme Manager - Education Lab, exchanged the MOU with Rev. Fr Joseph J Lobo, Director - SJEC. The MOU was initiated by the Department of Electrical and Electronics Engineering at SJEC.

This was followed by a Student Orientation Programme for Electrical Engineering and Mechanical Engineering Students with Ms Santhi Devadu &  Mr Suhas Kumar, Product & Design Manager as the resource persons.

SJEC aims to create innovative solutions that are financially viable to the deprived sections of the society by partnering with SELCO foundation which is an internationally acclaimed NGO.

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: Industrial Visit to Varahi Hydroelectric Project

The Department of Electrical & Electronics Engineering organized an industrial visit to Varahi Hydro-Electric Project - Varahi on 28th September 2016 for the final year students. The visit was aimed at enhancing the knowledge & visualization of hydroelectric power plant. Mr Zaheer Ahmed, Asst. Engineer at KPCL - Varahi, welcomed the students and Faculty. The blue print of the entire power plant along with a video was explained to the students. Mr Ahmed stated that Varahi hydro power plant has an installed capacity of 230 MW each at stage I and stage II, contributing a total of 1100 MU annually. This consists of 4 x 115 MW Generating Units at Varahi underground Powerhouse and two 4.5 MW units in the power house at the Mani Dam site. Additionally the practical aspects of SCADA control room were explained. The working of the entire power plant which includes turbine, lubricants used, transformers, nozzle, buccholz relay etc. was explained in detail. The visit helped the E&E students to gain an in-depth practical knowledge on Generation, Transmission, Switchgear, & Protection Devices. A total of 54 final year students participated in the industrial visit. 

Inaugural of Classes for PG Courses 2016 - 2017

The Departments of MBA, MCA & M.Tech., (CSE, ECE, & EEE) of St Joseph Engineering College – Vamanjoor, Mangaluru jointly organized the Inaugural of Classes for PG Courses for
the academic year 2016-17, on 17th September, 2016 at 9:15 am in the Spoorthi Conference Hall, 7th Floor of Academic Block-III.

The Chief Guest for the Inaugural was Prof Edmund Frank, Dean-PGDBM at St Aloysius College (Autonomous) - Mangaluru. The other dignitaries present on the dais were Rev. Fr Joseph Lobo, Director-SJEC, who presided over the ceremony, Rev. Fr Rohith D’Costa, Assistant Director-SJEC, Dr Joseph Gonsalvis, Principal-SJEC, Dr Rio D’Souza, Vice Principal-SJEC, Dr Prakash Pinto, Dean-MBA at SJEC, and Ms Anushree Raj, I/C HOD-MCA at SJEC.

The programme began with the invocation of the divine which was led by the II year MBA students. The gathering was then welcomed by Dr Prakash Pinto, who also introduced the Chief Guest. The PG Courses, namely: MBA, MCA, M.Tech in Computer Science and Engineering, M.Tech in Digital Electrical and Communication, & M.Tech in Power Electronics were then inaugurated with the lighting of the lamp by the dignitaries.

The inaugural function also witnessed the felicitation of noteworthy performers at the UG level by the Chief Guest.

Ms Varsha Baliga B (II MBA) and Ms Namitha J (III MCA) were then called upon to share their experiences at SJEC.

The Chief Guest of the day, Prof Edmund Frank, spoke about the history of the institute and urged the students to make studies as their top priority in addition to all the extracurricular activities. He also called upon the students to be good managers and stressed on the management aspect of studies. He concluded by wishing all the students the very best in all their future endeavors.

The Principal Dr Joseph Gonsalvis addressed the gathering wherein, he spoke about the leadership qualities to be inculcated among the PG students and urged them to acquire knowledge beyond the curriculum. The Chief Guest was then honored by Rev Fr Joseph Lobo by handing over a memento as a token of gratitude. 

Technical Talk on Electrical & Electronics in Chemical Plants

The Department of EEE in association with IIC organized a technical talk on Electrical & Electronics in Chemical Plants for final year EEE students on 27th August 2016, in Fr Fred Seminar Hall between 9:30 AM to 11:30 AM. The resource person for this talk was Mr B L Naveen, Assistant Manager Electrical Maintenance at MCF, Mangaluru. Mr B L Naveen is also an alumnus of SJEC from the Batch of 2015. Mr. Naveen in his address to the students provided the latest information on captive power plants, transmission & distribution and electric motors used in chemical process plants.

EEE – SJEC LabVIEW Academy: Seminar on Importance of LABVIEW

SJEC LabVIEW Academy in association with the Department of Electrical & Electronics Engineering organized an interactive session with Mr Viswerwaran Jagadeesan, Senior Academic Technical Consultant - NI India, Bangalore. The session was conducted for pre-final year and final year students of EEE, ME, CSE and ECE Departments on 24th August 2016.

The main objective of holding this session was to create awareness among the students on the importance of learning LabVIEW from their academic and career point of view. In the first half of the session, Mr Viswerwaran spoke about the ease & powerful automation capabilities of LabVIEW as applied in R&D sections of globally renowned industries, and its significance on academic research to create innovative products with minimum execution time. He stressed that LabVIEW finds its application in variety of fields starting from space, mobile communication, signal processing, power sectors, military application etc. that are responsible for applying research directed to improve the quality of lifestyle in any society, country and the globe. Hence in any university learning, LabVIEW and its application to projects, enables an engineering graduate to obtain placement in core industries and also empowers the student to become an entrepreneur.

Such is the capability of LabVIEW on student career advancement. In the next half session he spoke about the certified exams in LabVIEW, how to deal with projects in LabVIEW platform, and about the project contest and internship with associated companies. Students interacted with the Resource Person and clarified their queries on preparation for CLAD exams and their final year projects.

The vote of thanks was proposed by Mr Vicky Vas from VII semester Mechanical Engineering.

Coordinators:

Dr Sheryl Grace Colaco - HOD EEE Department, Mr Franco Aldrin Menezes – SJEC LabVIEW Coordinator and Asst. Professor, EEE Mr Rolen Rodrigues - Asst. Professor, EEE Ms Mayuri R - Asst. Professor, EEE.

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: FDP on New and Renewable Energy Systems

The Department of Electrical and Electronics Engineering has organized a two-day FDP on New and Renewable Energy Systems from 14th-15th June, 2016. A six member resource team from SELCO Foundation visited the SJEC Campus. The team was led by Ms Santhi Devadu, Program Manager of Education Labs at SELCO Foundation - Bengaluru.

The inaugural function was presided over by Rev. Fr Rohith D’Costa, Assistant Director - SJEC. Rev. Fr Rohith D’Costa inaugurated the event by switching on the solar powered lighting system. Mr Deepesh Kanchan, FDP coordinator, welcomed the dignitaries and introduced the guest of honour, Ms Santhi Devadu. The guest of honour, Ms Santhi Devadu delivered the key note address. Dr Joseph Gonsalvis, Principal and HOD In-charge (E&E) addressed the gathering and inspired the participants with words of wisdom regarding renewable energy sources. Dr Rio D Souza, Vice Principal felicitated the guest of honour with a memento. Mr Sathisha K, FDP coordinator proposed the vote of thanks.

The morning sessions consisted of interactive seminars on AC & DC systems used by SELCO. These sessions were conducted by Mr Senthil A Kumar, Program Manager – Projects and Mr Deepayen Sarkar, Projects – Head of SELCO India. The post lunch session had a practical demonstration of the inverter system used by stand-alone solar lighting equipment. This was demonstrated by Mr Senthil A Kumar & Mr Praveen J, Marketing & Sales Head, SELCO Manipal. The final session on day 1 was on need based analysis, demonstrated by recent SELCO projects. The resource person for this session was Ms Santhi Devadu.

Day 2 of the FDP consisted of a field visit in the morning session to SELCO installations in the neighborhood of Mangaluru. The participants boarded the college bus at 9:30 am and were taken to the residence of Mr Chethan Bhat near Akash Bhavan - Kavoor to demonstrate the installation of a grid connected solar system. This was followed by a visit to a tenant residential area near Panambur beach which demonstrated a roof-top solar installation. This was a government funded SELCO project which gave the participants an idea about need based analysis. The post lunch session on day 2 consisted of a seminar on Energy Loss & Energy Auditing by Mr Upendra Kini, Ex-SEE, HRD & Training at MESCOM. This interactive session was very interesting as it gave an in-depth knowledge of field problems in power distribution systems.

The FDP ended with a feedback session by the participants. Mr John Valder, HOD - Department of E&E, PACE, Mangaluru, spoke on this occasion. The participants were given certificates by Mr Upendra Kini. Mr Kini was felicitated with a memento by Mr Subramanya K, Assistant Professor in the Department of E&E. The participants thanked the organizing team for their hospitality and sharing the knowledge on solar energy systems. 

EEE – IEEE: Technical talk on Switchgear and Protection

IEEE SJEC Chapter in association with Electrical and Electronics Engineering Department organized a Technical talk on Switchgear and Protection for the pre-final year students of Electrical and Electronics Engineering on 7th May, 2016 at 10:00 AM. The Talk was delivered by Mr Santhosh J, Joint Director - High Power Lab, Central Power Research Institute, Bengaluru. The resource person explained to the students the basics of transformers, generation of power, use of alternators and transformers in transmission and distribution of power, the limitations of low voltage transmission and advantages of high voltage transmission, advantages and limitations of HVDC transmission, use of switchgear in power transmission and distribution, various faults, and its solutions. He also provided information to students on facilities available at CPRI and showed videos of transformer and switchgear testing, how the electric arcs are formed when fault occurs, and various parameters on which the transformers and switchgears are certified for use by CPRI.

Dr Sheryl Grace Colaco, Professor - EEE thanked the Resource Person on behalf of SJEC Management, EEE Department and Students. Around 50 students, from pre final year EEE, attended the talk. The technical talk was Coordinated by Dr Sheryl Grace Colaco and Co-coordinated by Mr Rolen Rodrigues. 

EEE – IEEE: Hands-On Workshop on High Frequency Transformer Design

A hands-on workshop on High Frequency Transformer Design was organized by IEEE in association with EEE Department for 4th semester students on 2nd May 2016. The resource person for this workshop was Prof. Suryanarayana K, Associate Professor from NMAMIT-Nitte. The workshop was organized with an intention to train the students on transformer design aspects and winding. Prof. Suryanarayana stressed on the importance of transformers, application of transformers, and how to design a transformer. In his interactive session, he made clear the basics concepts and terminologies of transformers. He taught the students the step-by-step design procedure of high frequency transformer used for power electronics. Hands-on training was provided to the students on winding the core of the transformer used in power electronics applications.

In his concluding message he advised the students to test their design in lab and find out the inductance of their developed practical inductor. Around 60 students participated in the programme. Coordinators: Mr Subramanya K, Assistant Professor - EEE and Ms Glaina Michelle Miranda, Assistant Professor – EEE.

EEE – IEEE: Hands -on Training Programme on JAVA

IEEE SJEC Chapter in association with Electrical and Electronics Engineering Department had organized a half-day Hands-On training programme on JAVA for the final and pre-final year students of EEE on 14th April, 2016.

The training was conducted by Mr Sampath Kini, Assistant Professor from Computer Science Engineering Department of NMAMIT, Nitte. The resource person in the first half of his talk explained the various advantages of Java over C and C++, which includes platform independent programming, ease of maintenance, and graceful error handling. Mr Kini demonstrated a basic Java program to output some text and find the average of three numbers. He then explained the concept of classes and objects and the differences between them. A program which read and printed the details of several students using multiple objects as well as an array of objects was explained. The concepts of inheritance and abstraction were also explained using a program.

The students imbibed the practical use of JAVA and cleared various doubts and were able to understand the code efficiently. Around 46 students of UG EEE gained a first-hand experience on JAVA.

Coordinator: Ms Divya K Pai; Co- Coordinator: Mr Girisha Joshi 

EEE: Industrial Visit to 33 KV, Kadri Mallikatte Substation& SCADA centre

An industrial visit to 33 KV, Kadri Mallikatte Substation & SCADA Centre was organized for EEE faculty on 7th April 2016 between 10:00 A.M to 1:00 P.M. This visit was aimed at improving the domain knowledge of E&E faculty in the area of Power System Operation & Control. This Institute-Industry interaction was also aimed to improve the teaching-learning process. This visit helped the E&E faculty to gain an in-depth practical knowledge of Transmission & Distribution System, Switchgear & Protection Devices and SCADA. Mr. Purushotham, AEE - HRD and Mr Nand Kumar A.E, SCADA MESCOM explained the practical aspects of 33KV Substation & SCADA centre. The staff Coordinator for this visit was Mr Deepesh Kanchan. The team of visiting faculty included: Dr. Sheryl Colaco, Mr Sathisha K, Mr Deepesh Kanchan, Ms Bharathi Rao, and Ms Divya Pai.

IEEE – EEE: Seminar on Ham Radio

IEEE in association with EEE Department organized a Seminar on Ham Radio in Present Communication Technologies on 4th April 2016 at 12:00 pm in the EEE seminar hall for SJEC students. The lecture was delivered by Mr Sathyapal, Director - Indian Institute of HAMs (IIH). Mr Sathyapal said the objective of IIH is Empowering Youth with skill and HAM – Communication Technology. He opined that HAM Radio is a scientific activity in Information Technology, adventurous sport, & a second line of communication when all other means of communication fails. HAM has become a unique tool in promoting global friendship. Ham radio is self learning, inter-communication, technical investigation. Ham family consists of students, educationists, scientists, engineers, doctors, lawyers, technicians, retired persons from various fields, house-wives, film stars, top –officials, Ministers, MPs, Kings, etc. He encouraged the students to make their own receiver and transmitter, Software Defined Radio (SDR) and antennas etc. Conduct scientific experiments in radio techniques, digital communication, Satellites, propagation studies. Turn your computer or smart phone into transceiver and communicate to Hams across globe. Communicate with other Hams located in any part of the 300+ countries to develop global friendship. Provide Ham communication network during Natural Calamities like Earth-quake, floods, cyclones, major accidents. Provide communication for major events like National Festivals and Motor Sports (Car Rallies). Conduct and participate in the adventurous Radio Direction Finding (RDF – for hunting) Sports by making your own directional antenna. Participate in various Radio Contests for numerous achievement awards and honors. Few students were given a opportunity to use Ham Radio.

Mr Rolen Rodrigues on behalf of the SJEC Management, HOD, Staff and Students of EEE thanked Mr Sathyapal and his Team and presented a memento. The event was coordinated by Dr Sheryl Grace Colaco and co-coordinated by Mr Rolen Rodrigues, Mr Franco Menezes and Ms Glaina Miranda.

A total of 50 students belonging to EEE and Mechanical Engineering Department participated in the programme. 

EEE – IEEE: Technical talk on Flexible AC Transmission System

IEEE Student Chapter of SJEC in association with Electrical and Electronics Engineering Department organized a technical talk on Flexible AC Transmission System (FACTS) on 30th March 2016 for the students of M.Tech in Power Electronics and Pre-final year BE students. Dr Nagesh Prabhu, HOD, EEE Department at NMAMIT-Nitte was the resource person. Dr Prabhu started off his interactive session by presenting the current power scenario in India. He stated that as per Feb 2016 statistics, despite installed generation of 288 GW, India continues to be power deficit. The major reasons for this kind of situations are generation outages, inadequate transmission capacity, mismatch in generation capacity and load requirements. To prevent under-utilization of AC transmission network and to improve the power flow, FACTS controllers are the best solution. Dr Prabhu touched upon different types of FACTS controllers and their benefits. In his concluding message he stated that FACTS controllers will revolutionize electrical power transmission systems making them more reliable, optimally utilized and better controlled. A total of 57 EEE pre-final year students participated in the programme Mr Deepesh K. compeered the programme.

Coordinators: Dr Sheryl Grace Colaco, Professor, EEE Dept., Co-coordinator: Ms Denita D’Souza & Mr Subramanya, Assistant Professor, EEE Department.

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


 

 

“ELECTRICKZ”, Engineering awareness program for High School and PU students

A group of final and pre-final year Electrical Engineering students from St Joseph Engineering College – Vamanjoor, Mangaluru, conducted an awareness program about Electrical and Electronics Engineering to High School and PU students at Sharadha Vidhyanikethan, Talapady, on 14th February, 2016 between 10:30 am to 5:00 pm. The students were accompanied by the Faculty Coordinator, Mr Deepesh Kanchan. 

The training consisted of topics on generation of power, transformers, transmission and distribution system, SCR, Motors, Switchgears and protection, electrical safety and precautions. Hands-on session on fuse characteristics experiment, light intensity control circuit in which the intensity of an incandescent lamp was controlled, and also two-way and three-way control of lamp, was also demonstrated. Projects on automatic material flow control using conveyor was also demonstrated.

Outreach Program: Electromania 1.2 Department of Electrical & Electronics Engineering

St Raymond's High School, Vamanjoor, invited V and VII Semester students from the Department of Electrical and Electronics Engineering to conduct a Hands-on Workshop on 4 October 2014, from 8:30 – 11:00 am, for about 60 students from classes 8, 9 and 10, studying in the Bethany Province of Mangalore Region.

Ten students from St Joseph Engineering College familiarized the high school students with electronic components, basics of electronic circuitry and their applications in various electrical devices and gadgets. The program was titled: Electromania 1.2 – Innovative Minds Edition.

The objective of the programme was to kindle the interest of high school students and nurture a passion for developing electronic projects and taking up engineering studies. The training enabled students to identify basic electronic components and acquire confidence to build minor circuits.Towards the end of the program, a hands-on session on circuit building was arranged and the winning team was awarded a prize based on points given during the program.

Sister Chrisalla, Headmistress, St Raymond's School, witnessed the workshop and thanked the students of SJEC and the Institution for accepting and conducting the workshop. Dr Sheryl Colaco, Associate Professor, E&E, convened the programme.

STUDENT TEAM MEMBERS FROM SJEC:

V Semester:

Mr Suhas Shenoy                    Mr Sushanth                Mr Satyavendra         

Mr Rakshith                            Mr Ramyesh                Mr Nelson Cutinho    

Ms Sherlin                               Ms Sampada Rao        Ms Jnanashree Anchan

VII Semester:

                        Mr Anoop       

Technical Talk: Modelling & Simulation of Induction Motor Drives

A Technical Talk was organized for the final year students of E&E Department on 18 September 2014, at 10:00 am in Bethania Hall. The resource person was Professor, Dr Rajalaxmi Samaga, HOD, E&E, Canara Engineering College, Bantwal.

Dr Rajalaxmi Samaga spoke on: Modelling and Simulation of Induction Motor Drives. In her talk she highlighted the fact that controlling the speed of an induction motor is far more difficult than controlling the speed of a DC motor since there is no linear relationship between the motor current and the resulting torque, as in a DC motor. Therefore the drive system has to be converted into a mathematical model in order to accomplish the analysis and evaluation of the system. The induction motor can be described by different mathematical models, according to the control method employed. In the three-phase version or in the two-phase version, the induction motor can be associated with vector control strategy. Through this control method, the induction motor operation can be analysed in a similar way to a DC motor. The speaker concluded by motivating the students to realize their potential and develop a passion for the subjects of their interest so that they could develop in-house projects which would help them get a job of their interest.

The program was convened by Dr Pius Pinto A J, HOD E&E, Dr Sheryl Colaco was the Coordinator, and Mr Girisha Joshi was the Co-Coordinator.

Outreach Program: Technical Training for High School Students by Students of EEE

In keeping with the theme of Engineers' Day, third and final year BE students from the Department of Electrical & Electronics Engineering, organized a day long outreach program – ELECTROMANIA – for Class 10 students of Sharada Vidyanikethana Public School, Talapady, on 7 September 2014. A group of 16 students from SJEC participated in this program:

Mr Suhas Shenoy        Mr Sushanth                Mr Rakshith                            Mr Ramyesh

Mr Sreekesh                Mr Nelson Cutinho     Mr Jayaprakash                       Mr Manoj       

Ms Sherlin                 Ms Sampada Rao       Ms Jnanashree Anchan         Ms Amrutha Rao

Ms Rakshitha              Ms Nishmitha              Mr Anoop                               Ms Ashwitha   

The objective of the program was to kindle the interest of high school students, motivate them to choose engineering studies and develop a passion for electronics projects. The knowledge and training provided enabled the students to identify basic electronic components and gain confidence in building minor circuits. At the end of the program, a contest on circuit building was organized for the students and the winning team was awarded a prize.

Mr Vinayak B G, Vice Principal, and Mr Surendra Khamkar, from the school, were present on the occasion. The program was convened by Dr Sheryl Colaco, Associate Professor, E&E. 

LABVIEW A Platform For Automation: Electrical & Electronics Engineering

A talk on LABVIEW: A Platform for Automation was organized by the Department of Electrical & Electronics Engineering in coordination with the office of Dean - Research & Consultancy, on 2 September 2014, from 11:00 am to 4:00 pm, in Fr Fred Memorial Hall, Academic Block I.

The talk was delivered by Mr Sunil Kumar, Proprietor, VI Solutions, Bangalore, with the intention of introducing students to the technical advantages of learning LABVIEW. It was attended by all second year students of Electrical & Electronics, Electronics & Communications, and Mechanical Engineering Departments.

Mr Sunil Kumar stated that the NI LABVIEW system design software is at the center of the National Instruments platform. He added that most of the reputed companies in India and the world, are deploying LABVIEW and NI hardware, and this includes the defense sector as well as space exploration technology. He explained that the main reasons are that the system provides comprehensive tools necessary to build any measurement or control any application, in dramatically less time and within budget. At the end of his talk, he recommended to students that it was the right time for them to think about the possibilities of deploying LABVIEW in their final year projects, which would give them better opportunities in their careers and respective disciplines.

The program was convened by Dr Pius Pinto AJ, Dean-Research & Consultancy, and Dr Sheryl Grace Colaco, Associate Professor, E&E.

IEEE: Technical talk on Switch Gears & Applications

A technical talk on Switch Gears & Applications was organized by the department of Electrical and Electronics Engineering for V Semester students under the aegis of IEEE, on 25 August 2014, from 11:00 am to 1:00 pm, in the Seminar Hall.

The talk was delivered by Mr Shivanada, Director, dbson Universal Power Control, Tumkur, to provide students an overview of the importance of training in Electrical Switch Gears. After a discussion of the fundamental concepts of Electrical Engineering the speaker proceeded with the theory of electrical measuring instruments, switch gear and protection. He stressed on the need for putting theory into practice, without compromising on safety, for the progress of mankind and technology. In his concluding address, he motivated the students to think of the significance of acquiring technical skills during student life in order to become a successful electrical engineer or entrepreneur.

The talk was convened by Dr Pius Pinto A J, Professor and HOD, E&E, and Coordinator IEEE, Dr Sheryl Grace Colaco, Associate Professor, E&E.

Two-Day Workshop on Research Methodologies

SJEC, conducted a two-day workshop from 26 to 27 June 2014, on Research Methodology, organized by Dean, Research & Consultancy, Professor Pinto Pius and Department of  Electrical & Electronics Engineering.

Resource person Prof. Dr Lewyln L R Rodrigues, Head, Dept. Humanities & Management, MIT, Manipal, spoke in-depth and provided extensive information on a range of topics related to Ph.D. theses and proposals, Journal papers and Research Funding.

The workshop was well attended by Research Scholars pursuing doctoral studies as well as faculty.

EEE: Engineers' Day Celebrations 2016

On the occasion of Engineers Day celebrations, the Department of Electrical and Electronics Engineering conducted various events for the students and faculty.

The first event was Technical talk on Application of Electrical Technology to Agricultural Sector by Dr M Shankar, Scientist - Agricultural Engineering at Zonal Agricultural & Horticultural Research Station, Brahmavar, which was held in Bethania Hall at 10:00 am. This event was coordinated by Ms Divya Pai & Ms Madhavi.

The second event was Tech Decathlon - Circuit Contest which was held in Power Electronics Lab at 1.30 pm. This event was coordinated by Mr Subramanya K & Mr Rahul VA. The event was divided into two rounds, prelims & final round. A total of 54 teams participated in this event. Overall 8 teams qualified for the final round. This event was judged by Mr Subramanya K & Mr Rahul VA of EEE Department.

The final event QUESTAO quiz competition was held in Fr Fred Seminar Hall at 3pm. This event was coordinated by Mr Deepesh Kanchan & Ms Chaithra Shetty.

A total of 50 teams participated. 6 teams qualified for the final round.

Ms Denita D’Souza congratulated all the winners & distributed the prizes & certificates.