Electronics & Communication Engineering

About Electronics & Communications Department

The most sought after course in dynamic field. Students learn well established technologies and emerging trends in Signals and Systems, Digital Signal Processing. Microprocessor and Micro-controllers, Communication System and Protocols, VHDL and VLSI.

New facilites, a professional PCB fabrication facility and LABview software, used in Industrial R & D Laboratories, have been procured and commissioned. With these additions the Department now offers undergraduate students facilities that not only far exceed the requirements of VTU but are also unique in Karnataka and possibly South India.

"To excel in Electronics and Communication Engineering education and research, focusing on the needs of industry and society, with professional ethics."

  1. Provide opportunities to deserving students for quality professional education in the field of Electronics and Communication.
  2. Design and deliver curricula to meet the changing needs of industry through student centric learning methodologies to excel in their profession.
  3. Nurture and retain best faculty and technical manpower.
  4. Consolidate the state-of-art infrastructure and equipment for teaching and research activities.
  5. Promote all round personality development of the students through interaction with alumni, academia and industry.
  6. Strengthen the Educational Social Responsibilities of the Institution.
  1. To develop skills in students for successful careers in industry that meet the needs of Indian and multinational companies, through rigorous education.
  2. To provide students with the solid foundation in mathematical, scientific, Electronics and Communication engineering to analyze data and technical concepts for application to product design and also to 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 for the real life problems.
  4. To inculcate in students professional and ethical attitude, effective communication skills and teamwork, multidisciplinary approach, and an ability to relate engineering issues to broader social context.
  5. To provide students with an academic environment to become aware of excellence, leadership, written ethical codes and guidelines, and the life-long learning needed for a successful professional career.
    Engineering Graduate shall be able to:
  1. Apply knowledge of mathematics, science and engineering fundamentals, and Electronics and Communication Engineering for the solution of engineering problems.
  2. Identify, formulate and solve engineering problems.
  3. Design electronic systems, components or processes to meet desired specifications within realistic constraints of economic and environmental standards.
  4. Design and conduct experiments, as well as to analyze and interpret data pertaining to electronic systems.
  5. Use computer aided software tools and techniques for solving electronics and communication engineering problems.
  6. Demonstrate awareness of contemporary engineering problems.
  7. Apply engineering solutions in societal and environmental context.
  8. Understand professional and ethical responsibility.
  9. Function within multidisciplinary teams.
  10. Communicate effectively in terms of system specifications within the team.
  11. Demonstrate the understanding of management principles as applied to the specified work and apply this knowledge to manage the projects as a member and leader in a team.
  12. Continue the education in self-learning mode.
    Engineering Graduate shall be able to:
  1. Participate and succeed in competitive examinations.
  2. Understand technological advances in industry through Industry Interaction.
Designation Name Qualifications
Designation Name Qualifications
Foreman Ms Celine Miranda Diploma in E&C
Lab Instructor Ms Bhagya Diploma in E&C
Lab Instructor Ms Divya K.V. Diploma in E&C
Lab Instructor Ms Saritha Diploma in E&C
Lab Technician Mr Deekshith C.H. ITI, Hardware & Networking
Lab Instructor Ms Rajitha K.R. Diploma in E&C
Lab Instructor Ms Radhika P.D. Diploma in E&C
Lab Instructor Ms Divya DSouza Diploma CSE, AMIE
Lab Instructor Ms Harshitha Devadiga Diploma E&C
Attender Mr Ashoka K.M.

There are 11 laboratories

Analog Electronics. Logic Design.
Microcontroller. HDL.
DSP. Power Electronics.
Analog Communication + LIC. Microprocessor.
Advanced Communication. VLSI.
Student Project/Staff Research.

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.

Software

Tanner Tools. MATLAB Software.
SPJ Compiler. SCRAM C for ARM.
LABView. Model SIM xilinx.
MEMO Pro. Code Composer Studio.

2017 Batch

YEAR TOTAL NO. OF STUDENTS PASSED OUT NO . OF STUDENTS PLACED
1 Societe Generale 1
2 Global Esoftsys 1
3 HPe 1
4 Mphasis 1
5 VMWare 1
6 QSpiders 1
7 Mindtree 2
8 IBM 2
9 Accord Software 2
10 Smart DV 2
11 Citrix 2
12 Firmnxt - Microland 3
13 Karmic Design 3
14 Hinduja Global Solutions 5
15 ITC Infotech 6
16 Mindlance Technologies 8
17 Robosoft Technologies 12
18 L&T Infotech 18
19 Tech Mahindra 20
Total 91

2016 Batch

YEAR TOTAL NO. OF STUDENTS PASSED OUT NO . OF STUDENTS PLACED
1 THE MANIPAL GROUP 1
2 SEVENTH SENSE 1
3 KARMIC 1
4 CADENCE 1
5 AMAZON 1
6 TCS (Off Campus) 1
7 FACE 1
8 ITC INFOTECH 2
9 ANALYTICS QUOTIENT 2
10 MINDTREE 2
11 MPHASIS 2
12 HPE 2
13 INFOVIEW TECHNOLOGIES 3
14 MPHASIS 3
15 HCL TALENT CARE 3
16 GLOBAL E SOFTSYS 4
17 PC TECHNOLOGY 4
18 UST GLOBAL 6
19 LnT INFOTECH 8
20 IBM 9
21 TECH MAHINDRA 11
22 VDART SOFTWARE SERVICES 16
23 TCH 17
Total 100

2015 Batch

YEAR TOTAL NO. OF STUDENTS PASSED OUT NO . OF STUDENTS PLACED
1 Unisys 1
2 Indian Army 1
3 L&T Infotech 1
4 Vee Technologies 1
5 Cadence 1
6 Ethnus Consultancy Services 1
7 Novigo Solutions 1
8 Indian Navy 1
9 HCL 1
10 Vortex Engineering 1
11 Yahoo 1
12 Sankalp Semiconductor 2
13 Aricent 2
14 Pravruthi (Job Fair) 2
15 L&T Technologies 2
16 Microsoft IGTSC 2
17 HP 3
18 Mphasis 3
19 NTT Data 3
20 Karmic 3
21 Tessolve Semiconductors 3
22 Sonata Software 4
23 CMC Ltd 4
24 Global E Softsys 5
25 IBM 6
26 Cognizant 6
27 ITC Infotech 9
28 Tech Mahindra 15
29 Unitelworks Wireless Solutions 27
Total 112

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: Inauguration of NCACSP

NCACSP-2017, The Fifth Edition of National Conference on Advances in Communication and Signal Processing organized by the Department of Electronics and Communication Engineering at SJEC was inaugurated on August 17, 2017 at 9:30 am in the Spoorthi Conference Hall of the Academic Block – III. Prof Sambasiva Rao, Professor in the Department of ECE at PES University - Bengaluru graced the occasion as Chief Guest.

Rev. Fr Wilfred Prakash D’Souza, Director - SJEC, presided over the inaugural ceremony. Rev. Fr Rohith D’Costa, Assistant Director - SJEC, Dr Joseph Gonsalvis, Principal - SJEC, Dr Rio D’Souza, Vice Principal - SJEC, Conference Chair – NCACSP-2017, along with Conference Conveners Mr Wilfred John Vaz and Ms Vijayalaxmi H M were present on the dais.

Lighting of the lamp by the dignitaries marked the beginning of NCACSP-2017.

Ms Dayakshini, Assistant Professor, Department of Electronics and Communication Engineering, welcomed the dignitaries and introduced the Chief Guest to the gathering.

Prof Sambasiva Rao, in his address mentioned the importance of research in the growth of institutions. He spoke about the trends in Communication and Electronics. Also, he spoke about the need for various innovative approaches in academics through research. He appreciated the Department for taking initiatives in conducting such conferences.

Dr Rio D’Souza, Vice Principal - SJEC and Guest of Honor of the function, spoke about the benefits of the Conference, upgrade technical knowledge and the need for being in touch with reality along with the growing technology.

The dignitaries on the dais released the Proceedings of NCACSP – 2017.

The Chief Guest, Prof Sambasiva Rao was honored on the occasion.

Rev. Fr Wilfred Prakash D’Souza in his Presidential Address expressed the importance of communication in real life. He also hoped that the technical aspects of study and research will help us to become better humans.

Mr Wilfred John Vaz, Assistant Professor in the Department of Electronics and Communication Engineering and Convener of NCACSP-2017 conveyed the vote of thanks.

The inaugural ceremony was followed by the Keynote Address by Prof Sambasiva Rao on Communication with Satellites. 

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.

Alvida 2017

Alvida 2017, the Farewell Programme for the final year PG and UG students of SJEC was organized on Saturday, 13th May 2017, at 10:00 AM in Kalam Auditorium, 5th Floor of Academic Block-II.

Dr Joseph Gonsalvis, Principal-SJEC was the Chief Guest of the programme. Rev. Fr Joseph Lobo, Director-SJEC, presided over the programme. Rev. Fr Rohith D’Costa, Assistant Director-SJEC and Dr Rio D’Souza, Vice Principal-SJEC were the Guests of Honour. Rev. Fr Joseph A Cardoza, Campus Counselor-SJEC and Dr Prakash Pinto-Dean MBA were Special Invitees to the programme. Ms Supriya Salian, Convener-Alvida 2017 was also present on the dais.

The function began with a presentation of motivational videos followed by the invocation of the Divine by Rev Fr Joseph Lobo. Dr Rio D’Souza, Vice Principal-SJEC, welcomed the dignitaries and extended a warm welcome to the gathering. The traditional raising of the toast was performed by Dr Prakash Pinto, Dean-MBA and Ms Eden Rose Fernandes from III Year ECE on behalf of Faculty Community and Student Community respectively. The replies to the toast were delivered by Ms Megha Rachel Kuriyan, IV Civil and Mr Roger Michael Pereira, IV Mechanical on behalf of the outgoing Class of 2017.

This was followed by the presentation of Farewell Video. The Chief Guest, Dr Joseph Gonsalvis addressed the gathering wherein he complemented the students for their achievements in SAE, sports, placements and accreditation. He also advised them to be disciplined, responsible and have a thirst for knowledge. On this occasion, all representatives of final year classes were called on stage by the Director to offer bouquet of flowers to the Principal as a surprise birthday wish. This was followed by the addressing of the gathering by the Director who motivated the outgoing students with his words of wisdom.

The outgoing students were blessed by Rev Fr Joseph A Cardoza, Campus Counselor –SJEC. The curtains were drawn on the programme with the Vote of Thanks delivered by Ms Supriya Salian. Ms Viola Pinto, Assistant Professor-E&C compered the programme. 

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.

ECE: Workshop on Virtual Laboratory

The Department of Electronics and Communication organized a two-day workshop on Virtual Laboratory on 9th and 10th January 2017. The inauguration of the workshop was held on Jan 9, 2017 at 9.30 AM in the DSP lab. Dr Pruthviraj U, Assistant Professor, Department of Applied Mechanics & Hydraulics, NITK Surathkal, was the Chief Guest. There were 34 internal participants.

Details of the workshop are provided below.

Session 1

9/1/2017 Morning

A demonstration on aerial vehicles was held at the college playground. Two models were demonstrated by Dr Pruthviraj and his team consisting of Mr Aquib A Nadaf, Mr Sourabh Kamath and Mr Sanketh J who are B.Tech students at NITK. One of the models shown had a camera attached to it through which they demonstrated how a picture or a video could be captured. Mr Sourabh Kamath demonstrated his project which was based on controlling robots through brain signals.

After the demonstration there was a session on “Introduction to Virtual Laboratory” by Dr Pruthviraj wherein he explained the use of virtual lab in the reconstruction of heritage places, conservation of wildlife, surveying of lands etc. He also gave an insight about the remote triggered lab.  It was interesting to know that open source software was used in almost all the projects.       

Session 2

9/1/2017 Afternoon

Dr Gangadharan K V, Professor & Head, Department of Mechanical Engineering, NITK Surathkal was the speaker for this session. He highlighted about experimental learning and how branchless engineering can be used for developing useful projects. He also briefed about virtual lab and remote triggered lab. 

Session 3

10/1/2017 Morning

Dr Mohit P Tahiliani, Assistant Professor, Department of Computer Science & Engineering, NITK Surathkal, was the speaker for the session. He spoke about “Open source wireless network Experimentation” in which he highlighted upon the need for Virtual Lab. He explained about ns-2, ns-3 and other network simulators. There was also a brief hands-on session on ns-2. He also introduced the participants to two useful remote triggered wireless labs i.e., ORBIT (Open-Access Research Testbed for Next-Generation Wireless Networks) and PhantomNet Mobile Networking Testbed.

The session ended with the valedictory function which was presided over by Rev. Fr Rohit D’Costa, Assistant Director, SJEC, and the Chief Guest for the function was Dr Mohit P Tahiliani. Certificates were distributed to the participants.

Session 4

10/1/2017 Afternoon

In this session the participants visited the Virtual Lab facility at NITK, Surathkal. Experiments in the virtual lab were explained and demonstrated by the research scholars of the lab. The concept behind 3-D printing was also explained.

Overall the workshop was useful to the faculty members as it gave an insight to the kind of projects and simulations that could be carried out having societal applications.

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. 

NCACSP-2016: Valedictory

The Valedictory ceremony of the fourth edition of National Conference NCACSP-2016, conducted by the Department of Electronics and Communication at SJEC was held on August 12, 2016 at 3.30 PM in the Spoorthi Conference Hall of Academic Block III. The function began by invoking God’s Blessings with a prayer song.

Ms Prajwal D’souza, Associate Professor in the Department of Electronics and Communication welcomed the dignitaries.  Dr Bini A.A., Convener of NCACSP-2016 briefed the gathering about the two days conference. The Chief Guest for the ceremony, Dr K Giridhar, Professor in the Department of Electrical and Electronics Engineering at IIT-Madras gave away the Best Paper award for the four sessions of the Conference. Participation Certificates were issued by the President of the function, Dr Joseph Gonsalvis, Principal of SJEC. The Chief Guest Dr K Giridhar in his address to the gathering quoted that “shradhavan labhathe jananm - A faithful man gets the knowledge” and said that being humble is very important in one’s life. Dr Joseph Gonsalvis honored the Chief Guest with a memento. In his presidential address, Dr Gonsalvis congratulated the entire Faculty and Students involved in NCACSP-2016. Ms Shama B N, Convener-NCACSP- 2016, proposed the vote of thanks.

ECE: NCACSP-2016 – Inauguration

The inauguration of National Conference on Advances in Communication and Signal Processing, NCACSP-2016, organized by the Department of Electronics and Communication Engineering, was held on August 11 at 9.30 am in the Spoorthi Conference Hall of the academic block – III. Shri E Vasantha, Former Deputy Director, Digital & Control Area at ISRO Satellite Centre, Bengaluru, graced the occasion as chief guest.

The function began by invoking God’s blessings with a prayer song by Alisha and team. Dr Savitha H M, HOD, Department of Electronics and Communication Engineering, welcomed the dignitaries and the gathering. She also introduced the Chief Guest to the audience.

Lighting of the lamp by the dignitaries marked the beginning of NCACSP-2016. Ms Shama B.N., Convener of NCACSP-2016 briefed the gathering about the Conference. NCACSP-2016 is the fourth edition of the conference organized by the Department.

The Chief Guest, Shri E Vasantha congratulated the Management for organizing this conference. He expressed the importance of bandwidth in the field of communication. He opined that, nowadays Bandwidth is as important as basic needs such as food and shelter. Proceedings of the conference were then released by the dignitaries.

Dr Joseph Gonsalves, Guest of Honor of the function, welcomed all the delegates to SJEC. He also spoke about Indigenous satellites and suggested the students to work for the country and avoid brain drain. Fr Rohith D’Costa in his presidential address congratulated the department of ECE, for organizing the 4th National Conference. He expressed the importance of advancement in communication.

The vote of thanks was proposed by Dr Bini A.A. 

ECE – IEEE: Talk on Embedded System with ARM

IEEE in association with ECE Department organised a talk on Embedded System with ARM on 12th May 2016 at Fr Fred Memorial Hall for 4th semester ECE students.

The resource person was Ms Aparna P, Assistant Professor at ECE Department of NITK, Surathkal. The Talk included discussions on various embedded systems used in real time and the various processors involved in the design of the systems. Dr Aparna explained the different architectural details of the processor families, the processor life cycle and the evolution of the ARM. Finally, Dr Aparna briefed on how ARM processor can be used for student projects. A total of 100 students belonging to ECE Department participated in the programme.

The session ended with Ms Prajwal D’Souza, Associate Professor - ECE Department handing over a memento to the speaker. Ms Veena Desai on behalf of the SJEC - Management and the Department of ECE, thanked Dr Aparna. Final year IEEE student members from the Department of ECE, Ms Rubina Nivya Cutinha, coordinated the event, and Mr Anuj Virgil D'Souza, Mr Adarsh V Saliyan, and Mr Hithesh K, helped in organizing the event.

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.

Integra 2016: Workshops on OBE and New SAR Format for Tier-II Institutions

The Department of Electronics and Communication Engineering organized Integra-2016, a series of workshops on OBE and New SAR Format for Tier-II Institutions, from 19th January 2016 to 22nd January 2016, at the Spoorthi Conference Hall of the college. The main intention of conducting these sessions was to make the faculty members of SJEC aware about the process of OBE and to highlight subtle changes in the SAR format. The resource persons for the sessions were Dr Rio D’Souza-Vice Principal, SJEC and Dr Shreeranga Bhat, Associate Professor-Mechanical Engineering. The sessions were spread over the course of 3 days and the exact schedule was as follows: Date Session Participants 19th Jan 2016 2:00 PM to 5:00 PM Faculty of CSE, ISE, MCA and MBA Departments 21st Jan 2016 2:00 PM to 5:00 PM Faculty of Mech, Civil and Chemistry Departments 22nd Jan 2016 2:00 PM to 5:00 PM Faculty of ECE, EEE, Physics and Maths Departments Integra-2016 was coordinated by Ms Sadhana Kumble, Assistant Professor-MCA and Ms Sona Mundody, Assistant Professor-CSE. 

NCACSP-2015: Valedictory

The Valedictory ceremony of the National Conference on Advances in Communication and Signal Processing, NCACSP-2015, organized by the Department of ECE in association with IEEE Communications Society, Bangalore Chapter, was held on August 14th, 2015 at 3.30 PM in the Spoorthi Conference Hall, Academic Block 3.

The function began by invoking God’s Blessings with a prayer song by Jess Corda & Team. Dr Veena Devi welcomed the dignitaries and the gathering for the function. Ms Veena Desai, Convener - NCACSP 2015, briefed the gathering about the Two-Day Conference.

The Chief Guest for the function, Sri CVS Sastry gave away the Best Paper award for the four sessions of the Conference. The Best Paper award for the Afternoon Session - 1 on August 13, 2015, was won by the paper titled “Person Authentication using Iris Recognition”, authored by Ms Mranila P and Ms Reshma K J of SJEC. Best Paper for the Afternoon Session-2 on August 13, 2015, was won by the paper titled “Design of 8T SRAM for low power sensor application”, authored by Mr Colin David Karat and Dr Soorya Krishna K of SIT - Valachil.

The Best paper for Forenoon session-1 on August 14, 2015 was won by the paper titled “An efficient Image fusion Algorithm based on Directional Discrete Cosine Transform and Principal Component Analysis”, authored by Ms Pavithra S G and Ms Preetha D’Souza of SJEC. Best paper for Forenoon Session-2 on August 14, 2015, was won by the paper titled “An Efficient Steganography with Mosaic Image for secure Communication”, authored by Ms Vimitha A and Ms Shama B N of SJEC.

Participation Certificates were distributed to the participants by the President of the function Rev. Fr Joseph Lobo, Director - SJEC. The Chief Guest Sri CVS Sastry in his address pointed out that that the current generation is more capable than the older generations. He opined that the conferences like NCACSP play an important role in bridging technical gaps. He concluded by requesting the students to work beyond the syllabus. He insisted the students to publish their work in reputed journals.

The Guest of Honor Dr Rio D’Souza, Vice Principal-SJEC in his address pointed out the tremendous scope and opportunities in the field of Nanotechnology. Rev. Fr Joseph Lobo in his presidential address congratulated the entire Faculty and Students involved in NCACSP-2015. He asked the students to initiate ideas and take it to its logical conclusion. Rev Fr also spoke about the 4G – God, Google, GPS and Growth.

Dr Roshan Joy Martis, Convener-NCACSP-2015 proposed the vote of thanks. The function concluded with the rendering of The National Anthem. 

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.

Valedictory: NCACSP 2014

The Second National Conference on Advances in Communication and Signal Processing – NCACSP 2014 – concluded with a Valedictory Ceremony on 14 August 2014 at 12:30 pm in the Seminar Hall, Academic Block III.

After the prayer song, Co-Convener of NCACSP 2014, Ms Reshma K J, Assistant Professor, welcomed the dignitaries and the gathering. Mr Sathyanarayan H C, General Manager, Instrumentation Department, MRPL, Mangalore, and Dr Krishnamoorthi Makkithaya, Professor, Department of Computer Science & Engineering, MIT, Manipal, were the Chief Guests on the occasion.

Rev. Fr Ajith Menezes, Director in-charge; Rev. Fr Rohith D’costa, Assistant Director; Dr Joseph Gonsalvis, Principal, Dr Rio D’Souza, Vice Principal and Professor B V Nityananda, HOD, ECE, were the Guests of Honor.

Dr Savitha H. M, Professor, gave a brief report on the conference. Paper presentations were conducted in six sessions during the conference in the following areas:

  • VLSI and Signal Processing
  • Data Communication
  • Video and Image Processing
  • Cryptography
  • Stegnography
  • Cloud Computing 

Mr Sathyanarayan H C presented awards to the winners: Meghashree Kamath, M Vinutha, Nagesha S, Supreetha K, Zenitha Rehman and Anil Kumar Bhat from SJEC and Uma Hombal and Nandini Sidnal, from KLE Dr M S Sheshgiri College of Engineering and Technology, Belgaum. In his keynote address he enlightened the students with his words of wisdom and appreciated their active participation in making use of such opportunities which would improve their thinking capabilities. He also spoke about how these seminars could help in clearing the gap between the learning and working process.

Dr Krishnamoorthy Makkithaya distributed participation certificates to the students as a token of appreciation. He congratulated SJEC for the success of the conference and was pleased with the professional approach of the paper presentations that were delivered. He concluded by wishing the staff and the students good luck for their future endeavors.

As a token of appreciation Rev. Fr Ajith Menezes, honored the Chief Guests with mementos. In his presidential address, Dr Joseph Gonsalvis thanked the participants who came forward and put forth their ideas. He also spoke about how such a conference can help participants in clarifying their doubts and deepening their knowledge. He appreciated the efforts of the ECE Department and the management of which had contributed to the success of this National Conference.

The Valedictory ceremony concluded with vote of thanks by Mr Gandhimathinathan, Assistant Professor. Mr Claran Martis and Ms Andrea Gonsalves were the emcees for the Valedictory Ceremony.

Inauguration: NCACSP 2014

The Inaugural Ceremony of the National Conference on Advances in Communication and Signal Processing – NCACSP 2014 – organized by the Department of Electronics & Communication Engineering, took place on 13 August 2014 at 9:15 am in the Seminar Hall, Academic Block III.

The ceremony began with a solemn prayer song after which the Convener, Ms Prajwal D’souza, Associate Professor, welcomed the dignitaries and the gathering. The Chief Guest, Dr Muralidhar Kulkarni, Professor, Department of Electronics & Communication, NITK Suratkhal, Mangalore, formally inaugurated the National Conference by lighting the traditional lamp. Rev. Fr Ajith Menezes, Director in-charge, presided over the function. Also present on the occasion as Guests of Honor were Dr Joseph Gonsalvis, Principal; Dr Rio D’souza, Vice-Principal; Prof B V Nityananda, HOD ECE.

In his keynote address, Dr Muralidhar Kulkarni, motivated the undergraduate students to take the initiative to present papers of their project work. He also suggested that standards at such fora could be raised to an international level by inviting guest speakers from foreign universities. He concluded by appreciating the organizational work done by the faculty in conducting such an event and the delegates for their active participation.

In his presidential address, Rev Fr Ajith Menezes, stressed the importance of communication and its use in our daily life. He also advised the students to make use of this opportunity to update their knowledge and use it for the betterment of society.

Dr Joseph Gonsalvis, welcomed all the delegates to the conference and encouraged the students to gather information and emphasized the necessity for creativity.

Professor B.V Nityananda, gave a brief report on NCACSP 2013, held the previous year. He was pleased to convey the progress in the number of papers presented, from 19 to 29, and the provision made for undergraduate students to present their papers. The proceedings of NCACSP-2014 was released by the dignitaries.

Ms Chaitra U R, Assistant Professor, concluded with a vote of thanks. Mr Anuj D’souza and Ms Payal Pereira compered the program.

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.

Nine-Day Workshop on Labview & Multisim

A nine-day workshop - LabView and Multisim: An Effective Teaching Aid and Project Development Tool for Engineers - was conducted at St Joseph Engineering College Vamanjoor from 26th June to 4th July, 2014. Mr A Manimaran, Senior Application Engineering, VI Solutions, Bangalore was Chief Guest at the Inauguration.

Organized by the Department of Electronics & Communcation Engineering, the workshop included hands-on sessions in DSP and Microprocessor Lab for faculty from Engineering Colleges in the region. The emphasis was on applications in Image Processing, Signal Processing, Speech Processing, Radio Frequency Communications, Circuit Analysis, PCB Design, Co-Simulation, and the use of such programming tools in teaching, research and project work.

Mr. Raghava Thej Deep, Application Engineer, Trident Techlabs, Bangalore was the Chief Guest at the Valedictory program. 

TECHNOVISION-2014: Academic Project Exhibition

An Engineering Academic Project Exhibition contest TECHNOVISION-2014 was held on 16th and 17th May 2014 in the Department of Electronics and Communications Engineering at St Joseph Engineering College, Mangalore. The exhibition was jointly organized by the Department of Electronics and Communications Engineering and SJEC Students Chapter of IEEE and ISTE. The main objective of the exhibition was to motivate the interests of students in the fields of Science, Mathematics, Technology and Engineering and to provide a valuable educational experience for students. Here, students got an opportunity to showcase their engineering talents and their outstanding efforts and achievements were recognized.

On 16th May, 2014 the contest was held for the final year students of Electronics and Communications Engineering of St Joseph Engineering College, Mangalore. A total of 33 teams participated in the contest and the contest was held in the Logic Design Laboratory, Analog Electronics laboratory, and Advance Communication Laboratory. Six Judges were invited to judge the projects; three from the Department of Electrical and Electronics and three from the Department of Electronics and Communications Engineering. Two best projects were rewarded and selected for inter college project exhibition held on 17th May, 2014. Projects were Smart Street Light Monitoring Control System and I-Series Smart Kitchen. Another nine best projects were selected for College level project exhibition.

On 17th May, 2014 inter college project exhibition was held in the Department of Electronics and Communications Engineering. A total of 21 teams from neighboring Colleges registered for the event and among those the best 10 projects were selected for the event. The contest was held in Logic Design Laboratory and Analog Electronics Laboratory. Two judges were called for the event. The External judge was from NMAMIT, Nitte, Prof Sunitha Lasrado, Department of E&C and the internal judge from SJEC, Prof Satisha K from the Department of E&E.

The valedictory program was held in Logic Design Laboratory with MC being 3rd year E&C student Ms. Raksha Jathanna. Principal-SJEC, Dr Joseph Gonsalvis was the Chief Guest of the function and Head of the Department of E&C, Prof. B.V. Nityananda was the Guest of Honor. Best Project prize was won by students of Sahyadri College of Engineering and Management for the project titled “Image Transparency Computer Vision for Effective Content Delivery”. Second place was shared by students of N.M.A.M.I.T, Nitte, for their project titled “Semi-Automatic Electronic Gear Control for Automobiles”, and students of St Joseph Engineering College, for their project titled “Smart Street Light Monitoring Control System”. The exhibition was convened by Mr Rohan Pinto, Assistant Professor, IEEE Branch Counselor - SJEC, and Mr Gandhimathinathan, Assistant Professor, ISTE-ECE Branch Coordinator – SJEC.

Technical Talk Organized by ISTE ECE-Chapter

Technical Talk on:

Error Control Techniques: Modern & Classical Approach

The ISTE SJEC Chapter in association with Department of Electronics and Communication Engineering organized a Technical Talk for the III Year UG and II Year PG students of Electronics and Communication Engineering on 25th April 2014 at 3.30 pm in Fr Fred Memorial Hall.

The program was started by welcoming the Guest Dr Prashantha Kumar, Assistant Professor, NITK Surathkal. The event was also attended by Prof BV Nityananda, HOD ECE Dept, Mr Gandhimathinathan A., ISTE-ECE Coordinator, and Mr Prajwal & Ms Prajna, Student Counselors of ISTE-ECE Chapter, Staff members from ECE Department, and III Year UG & II Year PG students of Electronics and Communication Engineering.

Dr Prashantha Kumar introduced the topic “Error Control Techniques: Modern & Classical Approach”. He elaborated how Error Control coding is frequently used to minimise the errors which occur naturally in the transmission and storage of digital data.  He also explained many methods for decoding such codes which are already in use, and the choice falls mainly into two areas: Hard-decision algebraic decoding, a computationally-efficient method, and Soft-decision combinatorial decoding, which although more complex, offers better error-correction.

Nearly 110 students took part in this session. The program ended with a vote of thanks by Mr Shashank U, III Year ECE, who was also the Master of Ceremony for the event.