Departmental Activities

Short Term Training Programme on Distributed Generation and Smart Grids – DSG’18

The Short Term Training Programme on Distributed Generation and Smart Grids, DSG’18 was organized by the Department of Electrical & Electronics Engineering Association, Mar Baselios College of Engineering & Technology, Trivandrum, from 30th July to 1st August 2018. The programme was sponsored by Innovation and Entrepreneurship Development Centre (IEDC), SEPTECH-MBCET Chapter, Energy Management Centre (EMC), Kerala.

The objective of the course is to impart technical expertise to the professional community including faculty, researchers and students in the field of Distributed Generation and Smart Grids. Through the lectures of eminent speakers, the Programme intends to give an exposure to various fields like Combined Heat and Power Systems, Energy Management, Microgrid and its control, Smart grid, Power quality issues, Smart metering and Smart substation, WAMS, PMU, Hybrid electric vehicles and Cloud Computing which will enable the participants to take up research and project initiatives in these areas.

The programme was inaugurated on 30th July 2018 at 9.30 a.m. by Dr A.M Narayanan, Head-Energy Efficiency, EMC and Rev. Fr. John Vilayil, Bursar, MBCET in the presence of Prof. A S Shajilal, Head, Department of EEE and other dignitaries.

Ms Divya N A, SEPTECH-MBCET Coordinator and Coordinator of the STTP gave a brief description about the Programme overview. Ms. C Sojy Rajan, Co-ordinator of the STTP welcomed all the dignitaries on and off the dais and the participants. Dr T M George, Principal MBCET gave the Presidential Address and Dr A.M Narayanan delivered the keynote address.Fr. John Vilayil, Bursar MBCET honoured the Chief Guest.The felicitation was given by Prof. A SShajilal, HOD, Dept of EEE. Mr. Midhun.G, Co-ordinator of the STTP proposed the Vote of Thanks.

After the Inauguration and tea break, the first session was on “Combined Heat and Power Systems and Energy Management”, by Mr. Aneesh Rajendran, Energy Technologist, Energy Management Centre, Trivandrum. The afternoon session on “Introduction to Microgrid and Smart Grid and its control strategies” was engaged by Dr. Harikumar R., Assistant Professor EEE Department CET, Trivandrum.

The first session on the second day started with the lecture of Ms. S. Asha, Assistant Professor, CSE Department, MBCET by on the topic “Cloud Computing in Smart Grid”. After the tea break session, Dr. Francis M. Fernandez, AssistantProfessor, EEEDepartment, CET took a lecture on “Power Quality Issues in Smart Grids”. The afternoon session was handled by Mr. George V James and Mr. Bipin Shankar, Deputy Chief Engineer SLDC, Kalamassery, KSEBL on the topics – “Smart Substation, Smart Metering and Electricity Tariff”.

On the third day, forenoon session was handled by Mr. Aby Joseph, Project Director, Power Electronics Group, CDAC, Trivandrum on the topics Wide Area Measurement System (WAMS) and Phasor Measurement Unit (PMU) and afternoon sessions were handled by Dr. Nisha G.K, Associate Professor, EEE Dept, MBCET on the area of Plug-in Hybrid Electric Vehicles and V2G Technology.

   

 

 

 

 

 

 

A total of 42 participants successfully completed the course for the award of certificates. Dr. Nisha G.K., Assistant HOD, Department of EEE, proposed the Vote of thanks to participants, department staff, speakers and the sponsors – IEDC and EMC for their support to make the programme a grand success.

KTU SPONSORED FACULTY DEVELOPMENT PROGRAMME On IoT IN SMART GRID–ISG’18

The Department of Electrical & Electronics Engineering conducted the KTU sponsored Faculty Development Programme during 11-01-2018 to 13-01-2018 on the topic “Internet of Things in Smart Grid”.

The Programme was inaugurated on 11th January 2018 at 9.30 a.m. by Mr.S R Anand, Deputy Chief Engineer, State Load Dispatch Centre of Kerala, Kalamasserry in the presence of Rev. Fr. John Vilayil, Bursar, Rev. Fr Raju Parakoor, Asst. Bursar, Prof. Viswanatha Rao, Vice Principal, & other dignitaries. Asst. Professors, Ms. Shyju Susan Mathew, and Ms Manju Sreekumar were the Co-ordinators of the programme. Participants from various institutions attend the programme.  All sessions were handled by experts from NITs, R & D organization, and other reputed institutions.

Total of 42 participants comprising 14 external faculty, 12 internal faculty and PG students successfully completed the course for the award of certificates.

KSCSTE & EMC Sponsored Short Term Training Programme on Advancements in Power Electronics, Drives for Grid Connected Renewable Energy Systems – APGRES’17

The Short Term Training Programme on “Advancements in Power Electronics and Drives for Grid Connected Renewable Energy Systems-APGRES’17” was organized by the Department of Electrical & Electronics Engineering, Mar Baselios College of Engineering & Technology from 19th to 23rd June 2017. The programme was sponsored by Kerala State Council for Science, Technology and Environment (KSCSTE) and Energy Management Centre (EMC), Kerala.

The course was focused on giving a wide exposure on the applications of Power Electronics in Renewable Energy Systems, Grid Integration of Renewable Energy Sources, Power Quality issues and their mitigation, Energy Conservation and Management etc. This course was also aimed at offering a unique opportunity to faculty, research scholars and academicians, working in the relevant topics in Power Electronics applications to come closer through theoretical sessions and laboratory based demonstrations.

  

The programme was inaugurated on 19th June 2017 at 9.30 a.m. by Mr. Ajith Gopi, Programme Officer and Head, Technical Consultancy Division, ANERT and Rev. Fr. Raju Parukoor, Asst. Bursar, MBCET in the presence of Prof. A S Shajilal, Head of the Department of EEE and Dean Academics, Prof. M. K. Giridharan and other dignitaries.

Ms. Surasmi N L, Co-ordinator of the STTP welcomed all the dignitaries on and off the dais, participants and the in-house staff. Mr. Ajith Gopi delivered the keynote address. The felicitation was given by Prof. A S Shajilal, HOD, Dept of EEE. Ms. Vandana P, Co-ordinator of the STTP proposed the Vote of Thanks.

Total of 41 participants comprising 15 external faculty, 16 internal faculty and 10 PG students successfully completed the course for the award of certificates.

Sequential Faculty Development Programme (SFDP) on “Electrical Systems Design”

The Department of EEE has initiated a new venture to enhance the teaching capabilities of Engineering College teachers. The first of the series is on the subject ‘Electrical Systems Design’, a core subject in the eighth semester Electrical & Electronics branch. The revised syllabus (2013 scheme of Kerala University) of Electrical Systems Design covers several new features of Electrical systems design. The non availability of adequate printed literature and the over dependence on statutory documents, has made it difficult for the teachers to teach the subject effectively. In the light of this, the Department of Electrical & Electronics Engineering, MBCET is organizing a Sequential Training Programme on Electrical Systems Design. The course content is primarily concentrating on the 8th semester syllabus content of the University of Kerala. Certainly this would be a good opportunity for the faculty members who are teaching this subject during the current semester to enhance and enrich their knowledge in this area.

The resource persons include experts from industry under the leadership of Prof M K Giridharan, Dean (Academics), MBCET who is the author of Electrical System Design books which are included as references by Kerala University. The FDP was held from 28th January to 8th April, 2017. Participants include faculties from Government colleges as well.

Course Coordinators: Mr. Rejish Babu F R and Ms. Jomole Joseph.

  

Invited Talks

IMPULSE LECTURE SERIES

As part of Strategic plan, Department of EEE started “Impulse Lecture series” last semester and conducted two sessions.

  1. Energy Management and Energy Audit: An Introduction by Mr. Aneesh Rajendran, EMC, Trivandrum on 9th March 2018 for final year B.Tech students
  2. “Home PV System: An Overview” by Prof. M.K. Giridharan on 9th March 2018 for final year B.Tech students.
  3. “Technical Journal Writing” by Dr. G.K. Nisha on 22nd March 2018 for Final years and P.G. students.

Faculty-in177-charge: Ms. Sheenu P and Ms. Soumya A V

   

As a part of Academic lecture series an invited talk on “Line Following Robot Design” by Dr. Jisha V R, Asst. Professor, CET, was held on 24th April 2017. Few faculty members, S8 EE and PG (M4 CS) students attended the session.

The Department organized an invited talk on “DC – DC Converter Applications in Satellite and Launch Vehicles” by Mr. Manoj R, Scientist E, ISRO on March 30th 2017. Few faculty members, all PG students (Power Control and Drives) and S6, EE students who have chosen SMPC as elective attended the session.

The EE department is organized an invited talk on ‘Control System Design of Launch Vehicles’ by Dr. V. Brinda, Head, CLD/CGDG, ISRO on 16th January 2017. All faculty members specialized in control systems and the PG students of control systems stream attended the session.

Talk on “Innovation and Inspiration” to do innovative work was held in the department for 1st year students by Mr. N Niranjan on 16th February 2017.

R&D ACTIVITIES:

Approval granted for in-house R – D projects, recommended by the MBCET research promotion committee.

  • “Optical tuning Of PID controller for a second order system” : Ms. Elizabeth Varghese and Ms. Anu Gopinath
    Amount sanctioned: Rs. 40,000/-
  • “Speed and Position control system of DC servo motor”: Ms. Shyju Susan Mathew and Ms. Keerthi S Nair.
    Amount sanctioned: Rs. 55,000/-

ILLUMINA – (Department Association Activities):

SNEHATHEERAM VISIT

Outreach Program: Illumina support social service activities in a wide range of areas including environment, science and education, culture and art, and social welfare.  On 24th March 2018 we visited  the society ‘Snehatheeram’, Vilakudy P.O a center with a vision to rehabilitate wandering mentally challenged women and organize, manage, administer and provide shelter, food and clothes for such people as mentioned in the vision so that through loving care and medication, they may regain. An amount of Rs 60000 was raised and supported the inmates towards food, medicines and provisions. We were 76 students and 10 faculty members, and students presented a colorful cultural program involving the inmates. It was a soulful experience that remains meaningful and memorable for all the right reasons.

Session on “TLC Methodologies”

A session on different “TLC methodologies” was conducted in the EEE department organized by Illumina. The session was handled by Ms. Elizabeth Varghese for the department faculties on 2nd July 2018. The session gave all the faculties an idea on how to incorporate Active Collaborative Learning (ACL) in the coming semesters for various courses.

 

An inter branch Quiz competition was organized. The preliminary round was attended by 50 teams of various branches on 28/10/17. Fifteen teams qualified for first round and five teams chosen for final round conducted on 10/11/17. The winners were given a cash prize of Rs 1000 and Second prize of Rs 500. Winning team were Pranav Balu and Nithin Shankar of S7 CS2 and Second prize winners were Adithya Krishan Menon and Jibin Joy of S3, ME1.

CHERRY ON TOP

A bake sale was organized on 24/10/17, both students and faculty of EEE department brought home made cakes and savouries. The sale was inaugurated by Prof A S Shajilal, Head of EEE Department.

  

LUMIERE

An event where students can showcase their talents in both technical and cultural field. Group discussion and debate were conducted. Also, cultural events such as instrumental music, songs etc where conducted by the students of Sixth semester.

INVITED TALK

As part of department initiated invited lecture series, Illumina organized a thought provoking lecture on ‘Career Opportunities and Higher Education Prospectus’ by Mr.  Rajesh, Manager HR & Admin, CGP career Avenues Final year students of Electrical and Electronics Engineering Department attended the lecture on 15/02/18.

Faculty in charge of ILLUMINA: Ms Divya N A and Mr. Midhun G

One day Workshop on Adobe Photoshop

Illumina, the Department association of Electrical and Electronics Department conducted one day workshop on Photoshop on 12th, November 2016. The sessions were taken by Mr. Arun P Raj and Mr. Akshay S.P, S5 students of Electrical and Electronics Department.

48 students participated for the workshop.

  

Lumière- a new platform for Students

Lumière is a new event started by Illumina on December 2016, keeping in mind the difficulties faced by students during placement drives, especially during group discussion and debate rounds. On every 4th Friday of a month (during lunch break), the first 40 minutes is set aside for either group discussion or debate. The next 15 minutes is given for cultural programmes excluding dance. This platform will also help students to explore their talents by giving them the opportunity to excel in their zone of interest.

Social Activities

Electrification of houses for BPL families

Illumina has given a new dimension to social commitment utilizing the technical expertise of its staff members and students to help BPL families in electrifying their houses. Altogether four houses situated near Vattapara and Kallayam were electrified on 17th February 2017. Electrification of two houses was sponsored by Prof M.K. Giridharan and Prof. B. Prasannakumari. Studies and remaining were funded by the association.

This work was completed with the support of technical staffs Mr. Rajeevmon S, Mr. Senthil Kumar E, Mr. Ratheesh G R, Mr. Ratheesh Kumar V S and Mr. Sajan S S.

Switching ON of 4 houses was done on 2nd March 2017 in presence of Fr. Wilson Thattarathundil- Bursar, Prof. Shajilal A S, Prof B. Prasannakumari and Ms. Elizabeth Varghese.

  

Expert Talks

Expert Talk on “Overview of Aircraft Control Systems”

As part of the Invited Lecture Series, an expert talk on various control systems in an aircraft was delivered by Mr. K. Raghavan, Deputy Quality Manager, Boeing Group, Air India on 09th December 2015 at Software lab.

  

The target audience was PG students and teaching staff.

Expert Talk on “Electric Traction and Locomotives”

An expert talk on Electric Traction and Locomotives was delivered by Mr. Vishal B, Assistant Professor, Department of Electrical Engineering, College of Engineering Trivandrum on 31st March 2016 at Faraday Hall. The target audience was final year and pre final year students.

Expert Talk on “Overview of Ship Control Systems”​

An expert talk as part of Invited Lecture Series was delivered by Capt. A.M. Riyas, Master Mariner on 22nd April 2016 at Faraday Hall. Target audience was PG students (from EE Dept. and ME Dept.) and teachers.

PROJECT EXHIBITION 2016

Final year project exhibition was conducted on March 2016. Students and faculty of all branches visited the expo, conducted in the Power Electronics Lab. The project models focused on topics on humanitarian value, social responsibility, soldier’s value, smart education systems etc and was well appreciated and applauded by the BURSAR and Principal.

PLC-SCADA Training

A 5 day Industrial Automation Workshop was conducted for S8 Electrical students from 24th to 28th November 2014 for which 60 students participated. It was conducted by Automation and Control Systems, Pune. Each student paid Rs.700/- for the training. Certificates were issued at the end of the training programme.
Topics covered: Training on PLCs of Mitsubishi, Messung and SCADA software with basics fundamentals of Robot.

Workshop on Electrical System Design

Global Institute for Design Engineering along with Illumina organized an Industrial Electrical designing workshop (a two day programme) at MBCET on behalf of work skill development initiation for S8EE students.
The workshop was conducted on 15th and 16th of January 2015, for which Rs. 1000/- was collected from each student. 25 students participated.
Topics covered: Design of buildings (Low tension and High Tension). Students were divided into groups and were asked to design as per the given guidelines. It was a very interactive session.

Certificates and materials (handbook on Electrical Design) were distributed.

Photography Contest

A photography contest was held on 25th January 2015 for Electrical students under the theme-‘Emotions’. Only black and white photographs were permitted and a caption was to be given for each snap.
Aswin R Nair and Gokul Sarath of S8 Electrical were the coordinators.
Assistant Professor Sandeep S R of IT department was the judge.

The winners: First prize (Rs. 1000/-) – Poornima H R S1S2

Second prize (Rs. 750/-) – Jongee Chandy S1S2

Third prize (Rs. 500/-) – Greeshma Susan John S1S2

Poster Design Contest

A Poster Design Contest was held on 4th February 2015. The topic under Electrical Engineering was announced on the spot and was Green Energy.

wo teams from each class (S8, S6, S4 and S1S2) participated and each team had two members.
Mathews K Chacko and Anju Johnson were the student coordinators. Assistants Professors Manju Ann Mathews and Aneesh K T judged the contest.
The winners: First prize: Gayathri Gopal V (S1S2), Anjali Sasilekha Kumar (S1S2)
Second Prize: Vishnu V (S8), Vinayak Nair H (S8)
Third Prize: Ganga M S (S4), Akshara M A (S4)

AutoCAD Training

Association is conducting AutoCAD electrical training with Autodesk Certification for final year electrical students, which includes
– Software training using AutoCAD Electrical 2013 software.
– Autodesk course completion certificate.
Course duration: 30 hrs
30 students are attending the course from 15-01-14 (4:15 pm- 5:30 pm) on all working days.

  • A 40 hrs workshop on “Electrical CADD” for the 8th Semester students was organized in March 2013.
  • A two day Workshop on “Basic Course on the use of Ansys- Maxwell Software” was organized on 17th & 18th January 2013 for the PG students.
  • A Workshop was organized on Robotics for the 7th semester students by Rhydo Technologies Pvt. Ltd., Cochin.

 

 

 

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Mission

To mould quality Electrical Engineers, fostering creativity and innovation to address global issues.