News and Events

Congratulations!!!

  • Manju Ann Mathews and Ms. A.N. Archana registered for PhD in 2018-2019 under APJ Kerala Technological University under the guidance of Dr. Rajeev T., Assistant Professor, EEE Dept., College of Engineering, Trivandrum.
  • Midhun G.  participated in State Level Mr.Trivandrum 65kg Body Building Senior Category organized by Trivandrum Body Building Association (TBBA)on Dec 2018.
  • Dr. Nisha G. K.  gave an invited talk on Electric and Hybrid Vehicles at Marian Engineering College on 9th October 2018

ACCOLADE WON BY STAFF:

  • Dr. Nisha G K received Research Excellence Award for her research work titled “Torque Capability Improvement of Sensorless FOC Induction Machine in Field Weakening for Propulsion Purpose” by the Institute for Exploring Advances in Engineering (IEAE).
  • Ms. Jomole Joseph, YP Vice Chairman of IET KKLN attended as special guest and delivered Felicitation for the International Conference on Energy Efficient Technologies for Sustainability on 5th April, 2018 at St. Xavier’s Catholic College of Engineering, Nagercoil.
  • Dr. Nisha G K handled a session on “SRM Drives and its Controllers” for the Faculty Development Programme (FDP) on “Special Electric Machines” organized by the department of EEE at St. Xavier’s Catholic College of Engineering, Nagercoil on 26th June 2018.
  • Dr. Nisha G K handled a session on the area of Plug-in Hybrid Electric Vehicles and V2G Technology for the Short Term Training Programme (STTP) on “Distributed Generation and Smart Grids – DSG’18” organized by the Department of EEE, MBCET, from 30th July to 1st August 2018. This programme was sponsored by Innovation and Entrepreneurship Development Centre (IEDC), SEPTECH-MBCET Chapter, Energy Management Centre (EMC), Kerala.
  • Ms. Jomole Joseph (Asst. Professor, EE), IET-MBCET Faculty Advisor, received the IET-KKLN (Kanyakumari Local Network) Achievement Award for IET KKLN Outstanding Woman Engineer 2017.

KTU Result

  • Design and Engineering
    Students of S2, EEE (2017-2021 batches) secured 100% pass for Design and Engineering.
  • Introduction to Sustainable Engineering
    Students of S1, EEE (2016-2020 batches) secured 100% pass for Introduction to Sustainable Engineering.
  • Life skills
    Students of S3, EEE (2015-2019 batches) secured 100% pass for Life Skills.

KU Result

  • Communication Systems
    Students of S7, EE (2014-2018 batch) secured 100% pass for Communication Systems..

Faculty Inclusion

  • Mr. Rikesh P Mathew, M.Tech (Control Systems) from MBCET joined the department on 26th July 2018.
  • Ms. Parvathy Vijayan B, M.Tech (Control Systems) from MBCET joined the department on 30th July 2018.
  • Ms. Nimmy George, M.Tech (Power Electronics and Power Systems) from M.G University joined the department on 30th July 2018.
  • Ms. Divya M D, M.E (High Voltage Engineering), from College of Engineering, Guindy joined the department on July 2017.
  • Ms. Shilpa Susan Peter, M.Tech (Power Control and Drives) from MBCET joined the department on July 2017.
  • Ms. Ashni Elisa George M.Tech (Control Systems) from College of Engineering, Trivandrum joined the department on July 2017.
  • Ms. Shilpa George, M.TECH (Power Control and Drives) from MBCET joined the department on July 2017.

IEEE STUDENT CHAPTER MBCET

SOLAIRE“, a Two day Training Program on Solar Power Plant Installation, jointly organised by IEEE Kerala Section, Department of Electrical and Electronics Engineering and IEEE Students Chapter MBCET was held at Mar Baselios College of Engineering and Technology, Nalanchira, Trivandrum on 22nd-23rd, April, 2017. “SOLAIRE”, was designed to equip the future engineers with the requisite skills for undertaking up installations on their own. The objectives of the event were:

  1. To train budding Engineers on Solar Photovoltaic Panel Installations.
  2. To make them aware of the rules and regulations regarding solar panel installations.
  3. To equip them with the requisite skills & expertise to carry out the installations.
  4. To make them aware of the job opportunities in the field of solar plants and installation and demonstration of 100kW solar power plant at MBCET.

The event was inaugurated by Prof V K Damodaran, Director General of the International Non-profit Society for Promotion of Renewable Energy. The guest speakers were Er. Ajith Gopi and Er Shan S of ANERT. Mr.Nandan S, Secretary, Educational Activities Board, IEEE Kerala Section, Ms Divya N A, Assistant Professor, Dept. of EE and Mr Anoop K Johnson, Assistant Professor & IEEE Branch Counselor, Dept. of ECE, MBCET were the coordinators of the program.

SEPTECH MBCET CHAPTER

Smart Energy Program (Technical) , SEPTECH is one of the flagship projects of Energy Management Centre, which was formed to spark off an initiative for curbing energy wastage through active measures and also popularizing the importance of energy conservation and energy efficiency measures among students. The MBCET Chapter will provide our students and faculty with the insights and ideas they need to advance in energy management and renewable energy area and to work in multi-disciplinary projects encompassing all aspects of energy, with a focus on energy-environment-and development interactions.

The SEPTECH-MBCET Chapter was inaugurated on 30th July 2018 at 9.30 a.m. by Dr A.M Narayanan, Head-Energy Efficiency, EMC in the presence of Fr. John Vilayil, Bursar MBCET, Dr T M George, Principal MBCET and Prof. A S Shajilal, HOD, Dept of EEE. The function was attended by Vice Principal, Heads of various departments, Senior Professors, Faculty members and student representatives. Mr. Aneesh Rajendran, Energy Technologist, Energy Management Centre, Trivandrum also attended the function.

Ms. Divya N A and Ms. C Sojy Rajan, Asst. Professors, Dept. of EEE are the faculty coordinators of SEPTECH-MBCET Chapter. To mark the beginning, a three day training programme on “Distributed Generation and Smart Grids” was organized in coordination with Illumina and Innovation and Entrepreneurship Development Centre from 30th to 1st July 2018.

  

DESIGN AND ENGINEERING PROJECT EXHIBITION

Design and Engineering project Exhibition of S2EE1 and EE2 classes were conducted on the month of March 2018. Students and faculty of EEE Department visited the exhibition, conducted in the Faraday Hall. The students were divided into groups and they were asked to design and create innovative models made from “RUBBER TYRES”. Various products were there which includes chair, seat and some were based on IoT like musical light, intelligent plant, watering system etc. All the projects were well appreciated and applauded by Prof. Shajilal A S (HOD, EE) and all senior faculties.

     

PROJECT EXHIBITION 2018

Final year project exhibition was conducted on 16th April 2018. Students and faculty of all branches visited the expo, conducted in the Advance Control Systems Lab. The project models focused on topics on humanitarian value, advancement in the field of Electrical Engineering, smart education systems etc and was well appreciated and applauded by the BURSAR, Principal and Vice-Principal.

Best Projects

The following student projects of EEE Department were selected as best projects in the year 2017-2018.

First Place: SMART CART: Govind S, Gopika G B, Siddarth Srikanth, Teena Jacob, Shilpa Julius.

Second Place: PASSWORD BASED CIRCUIT BREAKER WITH LINE BREAK DETECTION SYSTEM: Augustine B S, Aswajith R S, Sharath Mohan S L, Sara John, Sreelekshmi R.

Third Place: SAFE GAS TRANSPORTATION SYSTEM: Akshay S P, Arun P Raj, Karthik Mohan Nair, Jongee Chandy

PROJECT EXHIBITION 2017

Final year project exhibition was conducted on April 2017. Students and faculty of all branches visited the expo, conducted in the Advance Control Systems Lab. The project models focused on topics on humanitarian value, advancement in the field of Electrical Engineering, smart education systems etc and was well appreciated and applauded by the BURSAR and Principal.

TECXPO-‘17

The following student projects of EEE Department were chosen for TECXPO ’17 held at Amenity Center, MBCET on 3rd May 2017.

  • SWORD (WOMEN PROTECTION SYSTEM) : Merin Elsa Zachariah, Rakhi J S, Sarreen Sara Solomon, Deepa Thomas, Natasha George

  • SMART RYDER : Amaresh Gowrishankar, Jomin Mathew, Apreim Reji

  • AUTOMATIC RAILWAY TRACK CRACK DETECTION SYSTEM: Aravind A, Govind R, Navanith S V, Prince Jobi

  • SELF ASSISTED BED FOR BEDRIDDEN PATIENTS: Pradeep Gopan, Sreejith R, Amal R S, Jaisal Jacob, Abhishek R Bhatt

  • DRIVER’S LICENSE AUTHENTICATION: Bibin Abraham, Jijin Joe, Job George, Jovin John, Kevin Justin

STTP on Advancements in Power Electronics, Drives for Grid Connected Renewable Energy Systems

The Department of Electrical & Electronics Engineering is organizing a  Short Term Training Programme on  ‘Advancements in Power Electronics, Drives for Grid Connected Renewable Energy Systems- APGRES’17’  sponsored by KSCSTE and EMC to be held from 19th to 23rd June 2017.

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IEEE PEDES 2016-Hosted by MBCET

PEDES, the IEEE sponsored series of International Conferences on Power Electronics, Drives and Energy Systems was started in 1996. The first in the Series, PEDES 1996 was held in New Delhi. It was followed by PEDES 1998 in Perth, Australia; PEDES 2006 & PEDES 2010 in New Delhi, PEDES 2012 in Bangalore and PEDES 2014 in Mumbai. PEDES 2016 was held at Trivandrum and was sponsored by the four important IEEE societies, viz., the IEEE Industry Application Society, IEEE Power Electronics Society, IEEE Industrial Electronics Society and IEEE Power and Energy Society. The event was hosted by Mar Baselios College of Engineering & Technology.

The sessions on 14th Dec 2016 was held at Hotel Uday Samudra, Kovalam, Trivandrum and included one full day tutorials and the inaugural ceremony. The sessions from 15th Dec to 17th Dec 2016 was held at MBCET and included plenary talks and over 350 paper and poster presentations in 6 different tracks over 9 different venues. Over 500 delegates from 21 countries all over the world participated in the Conference.

The tutorial sessions were handled by eminent personalities – Mr. Joachim Holtz from University of Wuppertal, Germany, Mr. Anurag K Srivastava, Professor & Director of Smart Grid Demonstration and Research Investigation Lab School of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science, Washington State University, Mr. Lalit Goel, Professor of Power Engineering & Director of Office of Global Education & Mobility Nanyang Technological University Singapore, Alireza Khaligh Professor & Director of the MPEL, University of Maryland, College park, USA.

Plenary talks were handled by eminent personalities like Dr. Deepak Divan, Professor, John E Pippin Chair, GRA Eminent Scholar and Director of the Center for Distributed Energy at the Georgia Institute of Technology in Atlanta, GA; Dr. Ambrish Chandra, Professor of Electrical Engineering Department at École de Technologie Supérieure, Université du Québec, Montréal, Canada; Dr. Prasad Enjeti, lead developer of the Power Electronics / Power Quality & Fuel Cell Power Conditioning Laboratories at Texas A&M University; Dr. Jih-Sheng (Jason) Lai, James. S. Tucker Endowed Chair Professor and Director of Future Energy Electronics Center (FEEC); Dr. Praveen Jain, Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering, Tier 1 Canada Research Chair in Power Electronics, and Director of the Queens Centre for Energy and Power Electronics Research at Queens University. Dr. Sheldon S. Williamson, Associate Professor at the Smart Transportation Electrification and Energy Research (STEER) group, within the Department of Electrical, Computer, and Software Engineering, at the University of Ontario-Institute of Technology (UOIT) in Oshawa, Ontario, Canada; Dr. Koki Matsuse, Emeritus Professor in Dept of Electrical Engineering, Meiji University; Dr. Seung-Ki Sul, Professor, School of the Electrical and Computer Engineering, Seoul National University.

The conference provided a unique forum for the exchange of knowledge and information among the professionals across the globe in the areas of Power Electronics, Drives and Energy Systems – subjects which have greater significance owing to the emphasis on Energy affected by the climate change. The Conference concluded with panel discussion followed by the valedictory session. Variety of programs was performed by the students of MBCET for Gala dinner arranged for all delegates on 16th December 2016 and was well appreciated by all.

The delegates congratulated the efforts taken by MBCET team in organizing the event. The General Chair of the Conference was the Principal, Dr T M George. The hospitality and local arrangement co-ordinators of the event were Prof A S Shajilal, Ms Elizabeth Varghese and Ms C Sojy Rajan. The technical program chair was Dr Unnikrishnan A K and the publication chair was Ms Divya N A.

New HoD and AHoD

Prof Shajilal A S has taken charge as Head of Electrical Engineering Department from January 2017.

Dr. Nisha G K has taken charge as Assistant Head of Electrical Engineering Department from January 2017.

IET – MBCET Chapter

ALL MEMBER MEET

The annual all member meet of the IET-MBCET On Campus chapter was conducted on 24th January, 2018. During the annual meet, the Chairman,   Mr. Adhitya S, briefed the students about the events to be conducted for this upcoming year. The briefing of the agenda was followed by the oath taking ceremony. All the students took the pledge after the Secretary Ms. Kaveri Anil, to keep up our dignity and work towards the betterment of our student chapter. All members were made aware of the chapter’s future plans.

PATW COLLEGE HEATS

PATW or Present Around The World is IET’s global competition for young professionals and students within the age group of 18-30 years, to develop and showcase their presentation skills.

The preliminary round or the college heats of PATW of the IET-MBCET On Campus chapter took place in association with the College Fest Crossroads on 3rd March, 2018. The event was coordinated by Ms. Anasooya Devan, Ms Gayathri and Mr. Benoy David of S6EE1, and was judged by three faculties of the college – Ms. Jomole Joseph (IET On Campus Facilitator), Ms. Ammu Mariam Ashok (S&H Dept) and Ms. Lani Rachel Mathew (ECE Dept, MBCET). From the audience, an alumni, Mr. Salman Nizaruddin (2012-16 batch) acted as a judge.

The first prize of INR 3000 and Certificate was awarded to Ms. Ashwini A Kammath (S4 EE2), and Mr. Adithya Raj (S6 ECE) was declared as the runner up.

 

EAGLE VISTA

As part of the college fest Crossroads 2K18, the IET-MBCET On Campus Chapter conducted a Drone Racing event – Eagle Vista on 4th March, 2018. The competition involved piloting a self-made drone through a number of challenges. The first round was a freestyle round followed by a line tracker round. The third round demanded the participants to pilot their drone through a variety of obstacles. Five teams participated in the event which was organized by a vibrant team headed by Mr. Vishnu J Nair. All the participants were filled with great enthusiasm and the event was judged by Ms. Elizabeth Varghese, Ms. Ashni Elisa George and Mr. Aswin R B.

Mr. Gokul G S and Mr. Benoy David were declared the winners. 1st Runners Up were Mr. Devan C and Mr. Ashwin Abraham Thomas and 2nd Runners Up were Mr. Basil Mathai and Mr. Anand Sai.

INNOWAY’18

The IET-MBCET On Campus Chapter conducted a technical article writing competition, open to all students and faculties of MBCET. The event was conducted with a motive to encourage technical writing among the students and teachers. Mr. Alen Varghese Ninan of S4 ME1 bagged the first prize and received a cash prize of INR 500.

ASPIRE 2K18

Every year, The IET Kanyakumari Local Network organizes “YP Congress”, where the office bearers of all IET On Campus come together and share the events that took place in their college. They also give suggestions to make the activities of IET-KKLN more active and effective. This year, this meet was held at MBCET, which was attended by a total of six colleges under KKLN. The event was inaugurated by Asst. Bursar Fr. Raju Parukoor and Ms. Jomole Joseph (IET On Campus Facilitator) by freeing a dove pair as a symbol of Freedom and Peace. The PATW Local Network Level was also held parallel to the above events. The coordinators were Ms. Sumitha Mariyam, Ms. Anasooya Devan and Mr. Benoy David of S6 EEE. A poster making competition, an online and offline Photography contest, Design Model exhibition, among other informal games added glitter to the day. The prize distribution ceremony was held in the evening and prizes for the above competitions along with the On Campus Student awards and YP level student awards were given. The winners of PATW finals were also announced with the first prize being bagged by Ms. Priya Paulose from CET and second place went to Ms. Angelina Indira from IIT Madras.

IET KKLN AWARDS 2017-18

The IET-MBCET On Campus Chapter bagged the Best YP Event of the Year Award during THE IET KKLN AWARDS 2017-18.

Ms. Jomole Joseph P, Asst. Professor, Dept. of EEE, received the IET KKLN Outstanding Woman Engineer Award as part of IET KKLN ACHIEVEMENT AWARDS 2017. She was also elected as the YP Vice Chairman of KKLN for 2017-18.

Adhitya S (S8 EEE) received the IET KKLN Leadership Award, Gayathri Gopal V (S8 EEE) received the IET KKLN Career Achievement Award and Jerin Sam James (S4 EEE1) received the IET KKLN Young Man Engineer Award, all under YP LEVEL STUDENT AWARDS.

Greeshma Susan John (S8 EEE) bagged The Best Outgoing Student Award, Vishnu J Nair (S6 EEE1) and Suhail.N (S6 EEE2) bagged The Outstanding Volunteer Award, Narmada M S (S4 EEE2) bagged The Best Academic Performer Award, all under ON CAMPUS STUDENT AWARDS category.

SPECIAL GUEST FOR ICEETS’18

Ms. Jomole Joseph, YP Vice Chairman of IET KKLN attended as special guest for the International Conference on Energy Efficient Technologies for Sustainability on 5th April, 2018 at St. Xavier’s Catholic College of Engineering, Nagercoil. She delivered the felicitation for the International Conference on behalf of IET, which sponsored the event.

New IET Faculty Members

Four more faculty from EEE Dept joined as members of IET- Dr. Nisha G K, Ms. Sheenu P, Ms A V Soumya and Ms Divya M D.

The existing members are Ms. Elizabeth Varghese and Ms. Jomole Joseph (On Campus Facilitator)

  • 1st IET Valedictory Function & 3rd Installation Ceremony 2018 was conducted on 20th June 2018.

The new 4 office bearers for 2018-19 were officially announced during the Installation Ceremony.

New Office Bearers are:

Ms. Ashwini Kammath (Chair), Mr. Joseph John Panicker (Secretary), Mr. Aravind H (Treasurer) and Ms. Mekha Nair (Social Media & Online PR Manager) of S4EE.

During the Valedictory function, the outgoing IET members were remembered and presented with tokens of love from the IET-MBCETian family.

The IET Faculty members attended the ceremony. Ms. Sheenu P, Asst. Professor, awarded the certificates of service to the outgoing Office Bearers.

The ceremony ended with small games and treats for the final years.

IET MBCET – IOT Group

IET MBCET – IOT Group in collaboration with IEDC, is in the process of finalizing the Curriculum for IOT Training for 2nd years and 3rd years. The group has framed the curriculum for the Foundation Skill Programme for 1st years, to train students who are weak in programming. The students will be given training in C Language & IOT during the 1st semester by a Peer group comprising of Faculty and students.

Faculty In charge for this venture is Ms. Jomole Joseph and Ms. Divya M D.

Student Coordinators are Mr. Jobby Johnson and Mr. Jerin Sam of S5 EE.

NEXUZ ‘19

The International Meet focusing on Sports this year, being organized by IET MBCET On Campus is progressing in its pre event preparations. The team presented the idea at LNCPE (Lakshmibai National College of Physical Education), Trivandrum on 18th July 2018, to work out on a Joint venture with them to conduct NEXUZ 2018, in November 2018. The team headed by Dr. T M George (Principal), Dr. M J Jayashree (HOD-ECE), Ms Jomole Joseph (IET-MBCET On Campus Facilitator) and IET-MBCET On Campus student representatives – Mr. Adhitya S (Ex-Chair & Alumni), Ms. Ashwini Kammath (S5EE2), Mr. Joseph John Panicker (S5EE1), Ms. Mekha Nair (S5EE1) attended the meeting.

The Faculty Coordinators in charge of this International Meet is Ms. Jomole Joseph and Ms. Elizabeth Varghese.

The YP Coordinators for the event are Mr. Adhitya S and Ms. Ashwini A Kammath.

A 2nd meeting was held in MBCET on 10th August 2018 with a 3 member team from LNCPE – Dr. Joselet, Ms Lovey and Mr. Muraleekrishnan. From the outcome of the meeting it was decided that the First International Meet on ‘Applications of Engineering in Sports’, NEXUZ’19, Organized by IET-MBCET On Campus jointly with SAI-LNCPE will be held on Jan 18 & 19, 2019.

 

PAPER RECYCLING INITIATIVE

This initiative which started on 10th September 2016 is still being continued and the notepads made by the team is used for various workshops and events in the college.

The IET-MBCET Notepads were given as part of the Registration kit to delegates attending 1. ICID 2018 (International Conference on Infrastructure Development: Issues, Innovations and The Way Forward) conducted by CE Dept from June 21-23, 2018, and 2. FDP on Industry 4.0- Towards Embedded Future conducted by ECE Dept from July 16-20, 2018.

U TURN for Engineering Students

An Orientation event named “U-Turn” was conducted on 27th July, 2018 as a pilot course to a year long Leadership skills development program as part of IET-MBCET On Campus Activity. First-year students from Electrical and Electronics Department participated in the event which started with an interactive session headed by Mr. George Thomas (Director & Chief Trainer-Life Chefs). An overview of IET and the On Campus chapter was given to the students and a number of activities and games were conducted to make the students understand their weak points. Measures to improve their weaknesses were suggested. The event came to a close with a dance session conducted by the Life Chefs team which aimed at relieving the students from their inhibitions and inculcating confidence in them. The event was well appreciated by the 1st years. The 1 year program will be commence soon for interested students.

  

PATW

The College Heats for the Global IET Presentation Challenge – Present Around The World (PATW’17) was conducted on 10th March, 2017.

14 shortlisted participants from all branches presented topics on a wide range, significant in the latest trends of engineering. Judging Panel comprised of Mr. Tom Thomas Theckel (Soft Skills Trainer, MBCET), Mr. Biju B Varghese (TPO, Dept. of CSE), Ms. Jomole Joseph (IET-MBCET Faculty Advisor, IETKKLN – Executive Member, Asst. Prof., Dept of EEE, MBCET). The Student Event Coordinator was Ms. Sumitha Mariyam (S5 EE2)

Winners of the event: Winner – Joseph John Panicker (S3 EE1), Runner Up 1- Sherin Alexander (S5 CE2), Runner Up 2 – Ashwini Kammath (S3 EE2).

The winners participated in the Local Network PATW Competition held in College of Engineering, Trivandrum, on 25th March, 2017.

Technical Talk on “IoT & Xccelerator Platform”

 

tudent chapter organized a Talk on ‘IOT and Xcelerator Platform’ at the college on 28th March 2017. Mr. Raghavan S, Regional Head – South and East IET-India, gave an introduction to the IET services with IOT and introduced the speaker to the group.

Mr. Aniruddha Kannal, CEO HED-X Bangalore, the keynote speaker, demystified IOT and pointed out the fact that it is just a framework which connects different technologies making their overall interaction smart. He introduced the Xcelerator, a product of HED-X, which provides a platform for Hands On experience in IOT related projects.  This platform would help to bridge the gap between academia and industry expectations.  The speaker was effective in making the two hour session very interesting and interactive.  110 students from the Electrical & Computer Science branches, and 5 faculties, attended the session.

It was well received by both the faculty and students.  As a follow up to this session, the participants have requested for a workshop on IOT.

  

IET KKLN Awards

IET MBCET Student Chapter was awarded the Best Student Chapter -2016-17, under the Kanyakumari Local Network. The Faculty Advisor, Ms. Jomole Joseph, received the award during the Award Ceremony – General Meet of IET KKLN, held on 25th March 2017, in College of Engineering, Trivandrum. Other IET KKLN Awards received by the student members of IET MBCET:

SI NO AWARDS NAME
1 IET KKLN ACADEMIC PERFORMANCE AWARD SNEHA SUSAN SUNNY (S6 EE)
2 IET KKLN LEADERSHIP AWARD ATHUL S NAIR (S6 EE)
3 IET KKLN BEST ORGANIZER AWARD ANAND JOSEPH (S4 EE1)
4 IET KKLN BEST OUTGOING STUDENT AWARD AMARESH GOWRI SHANKAR (S8 EE)
5 IET KKLN INNOVATION AWARD MIDHUN M S (S2 EE1)
6 IET KKLN BEST VOLUNTEER AWARD KAVERI ANIL (S4 EE2)

RC Aircraft Workshop

The IET event organized with Aerotrix-Skyfi Labs on Remote Controlled Aircraft Workshop was successfully conducted on March 18th – 19th, 2017, with 122 participants comprising students from other colleges in the state, in-house UG and PG students, and faculty from EEE dept.  Around 85 members were outstation participants.

The Faculty Coordinators for the Event were Mr Aswin R B, Mr Aravind S and Ms Jomole Joseph. Student Coordinators for RC Aircraft Workshop – Athul Nair, Adhitya S, Arun P Raj (s7 EEE).

 

Internship at Kochi Metro Rail Ltd

The IET On Campus Student Chapter sent 5 member students of S4 ME (Aaron Manoj Jacob, Abhijith R V, Anu Simon, Nandagopal Jayachandran and Nithin Jo Varghese) for a Two- week internship at Kochi Metro Rail Ltd from 12th-23rd June, 2017.
The students got familiarised with the constructional and maintenance systems newly installed in KMRL. They got the opportunity to attend the Inaugural function of KMRL also, presided by Hon’ Prime Minister Narendra Modi.

On Campus Student Chapter Office Bearers 2017-18

The new body of Office Bearers of IET On Campus Student Chapter for 2017-18 was formed on 12th July 2017. The 4 member crews are:

  • Chair: Mr. Adhitya S (S7 EE)
  • Secretary: Ms Kaveri Anil (S5 EE)
  • Social Media & Online PR Manager: Mr Athul Nair (S7 EE),
  • Treasurer: Mr. Vishnu J Nair (S5 EE).
  • Faculty Coordinator: Ms Jomole Joseph, Asst Prof, EE Dept.

Workshop on “Enhancing Communication and Presentation Skills”

The IET – On Campus Student Chapter conducted a 1 day workshop to enhance communication and presentation skills, on 22nd July, 2017.

Mr. S Raghavan, Regional Head – South & East India – IET, handled the session. He gave a brief intro to how to prepare and take a presentation. Then participants were given 5 min to present a topic and through the feedback sessions for each of them, he gave them a practical know-how on the areas that need focus to improve their communication and presentation skills.

The session was conducted in PG Simulation Lab (EEE) from 1:30 to 3:30 pm

     

Student Chapter in MBCET for SEEM – Society of Energy Engineers and Managers (SEEM):

The Departments of EEE, ME and CE are jointly initiating to open a Student Chapter in MBCET for SEEM – Society of Energy Engineers and Managers (SEEM) India, which is the national professional body of Certified Energy Managers, Auditors and energy professionals in the country. SEEM has a network with International/national energy agencies; state designated/nodal agencies, energy efficiency and renewable energy equipment manufacturers, educational Institutions and non-government organizations.

The MBCET-SEEM chapter was officially inaugurated on 19th August 2017 in Senatus Hall, Mar Baselios College of Engineering & Technology, Trivandrum. The chapter is jointed formed by the Electrical & Electronics Department and the Civil Department, with 210 student members. The programme started at 10:30 am with the Welcome Address by the EEE Faculty Coordinator – Ms. Jomole Joseph. She formally introduced the Chief Guest of the Day – Mr. R Jayakumar, National Treasurer (SEEM) and Managing Director of Sustenergy- Athul and Mr. Sankeerth Santhosh, Assistant Manager (Projects), SEEM who had accompanied him.

After commencing the program with an auspicious start by Lighting the Lamp, the Chief guest, Mr R Jayakumar then delivered the Keynote address on “How to be an Engineer”, followed by an interactive session with the students and faculty on varied topics in Energy Management & Environmental issues, and queries about SEEM.

The Vote of Thanks was proposed by the Student Secretary, Mr. Ridhwik Vinod (S6, EE1), and the  Principal, Dr. T M George then presented the Chief Guest with a memento, as a Token of Gratitude.

After the Tea Break, Mr. Suresh Babu B V, Empanelled Accredited Energy Auditor of BEE, Govt. of India, delivered a Technical Session on “Energy Management & Career Opportunities”. He also gave an idea regarding various programs and opportunities open to SEEM student members, and through the interactive session, presented the basic idea on how energy consumption is calculated, and introduced the students to awareness of various fields related to Energy sector.

Ms. Nimisha Anna Jacob, CE Faculty Coordinator, then presented Mr. Suresh Babu with a memento, as a Token of Appreciation. The session came to an end by 12:45 noon.

IET REGIONAL SUB FEST (KANYAKUMARI LOCAL NETWORK):

The Regional Sub Fest- Thiruvananthapuram, of Kanyakumari Local Network took place on 21st September, 2017 at Mar Baselios College of Engineering and Technology, Thiruvananthapuram. The IET MBCET Student Chapter was rebranded as IET MBCET On Campus. A number of competitions took place at MBCET in association with this rebranding. The function was attended by about 110 students and faculty members. Students of MBCET and 18 students from St Xaviers Catholic College, Nagercoil participated in the event. The event was presided by Mr S Selva Pradeep and Ms Jomole Joseph, the IET On Campus Champions of KKLN.

The event started with an Introductory Session introducing the information about rebranding the IET Student Chapter to IET ON Campus Student Chapter. The topic of discussion also included the benefits of joining IET and informed the members about the different programs such as PATW and Global Challenge that IET organizes for developing the essential skills of budding engineers.

The introductory session led to an Ice Breaking Session where a number of fun activities were provided to the participants for better networking among them. This session was followed by a number of informal games such as Dart, Trampoline, Snake and Ladder, Badminton and Quiz Prelims.

Lunch was served afterwards and the afternoon session continued with Quiz Finals and Poster Making competitions organized under the supervision of the Event Co-Ordinator, Mr Karthik (S8,EEE). The Poster Presentation on the topic – Ganga Rejuvenation, was evaluated by Ms. Jomole Joseph (Asst. Professor, EE), Mr. S Selva Pradeep, Mr. Abraham and Mr. Brahmanand M. The afternoon came to an end with an entertainment session and the Prize Distribution Session.

The students had a great time having fun and interacted more with each other, set aside from their usual routine days in College.

  

DRONE WORKSHOP:

A hands-on workshop on the programming and fabrication of a gesture controlled drone was conducted at Mar Baselios College of Engineering and Technology, Nalanchira, Trivandrum, from 04/11/2017 to 05/11/2017. The workshop was conducted with a motive to introduce the participants to the concepts controlling a system using gestures and also to introduce them to drones which has a wide range of applications in the recent times. The classes were handled by eminent personalities from Letmac Innovations. It was a 2-day course comprising of introduction, designing and assembling in day 1 and a practice test followed by a race on day 2. Introduction to drones, accelerometer, ultrasound sensor and arduino programming were among the topics covered. All the participants were provided with a hands-on kit containing all the components needed during the course. The winner of the drone race at the end was awarded with a take-home drone kit worth Rs.6000. The workshop was a huge success with 100 participants. The mentoring team was happy with the venue and the quality of resources provided by the IET-MBCET on campus. The method of classes handled and the overall arrangement were appreciated by the participants. Faculty advisors for this workshop are Ms. Jomole Joseph, Mr. Aswin R B and Ms. Divya M D.

  

IGNIET 2K18 – IET MBCET:

IGNIET 2K18 was the first and one of the best events conducted exclusively for the first year students by the IET On Campus Chapter of MBCET. The event commenced by 9:00 am and concluded by 1:30 pm on 17th February 2018.

The programme was coordinated by the IET members of S4 under the guidance of faculty advisors namely Ms. Jomole Joseph, Ms. Ammu Ashok, Mr. Aswin R B, Ms. Keerthi S Nair, Ms. Divya M D. The team was lead by Mr. Joseph John Panicker (S4, EE1) along with 7 other coordinators and almost 40 volunteers.

Over 90 students participated in this prestigious event which composed of a session of a small talk and an activity on creative thinking led by Shri. ARUN J S, Asst. Professor, Dept. of ECE, which was totally enlightening for the participants. He proposed completely different aspects to critical thinking as well as teamwork in an entertaining method in over one and an hour time span.

   

Then there was a set of cultural programmes comprising of a massive treasure hunt spread all over the campus. The final clue of which lead back to the venue where they were given a tableau topic to be presented, which helped them to build their team work qualities. It proved that the ideas and the presentation of the students were beyond fathom! Small and interesting games like darts, snake and ladder, netball, trampoline, etc: were also conducted in between the break time.

Workshop on “Introduction to Field Practices in EEE”

A two workshop on “Introduction to Field Practices in EEE(An Employability Enhancement Program)” is held at MBCET on 23rd and 24th February 2018 by SEEM-MBCET Chapter. The session was handled by Shri. Sankeerth Santhosh, Asst. Manager – Projects, SEEM. The workshop focused on basics of EEE of Field Practice, Protection schemes earthing, safety clearances and work permit procedures, preparation of drawings, Electricity regulations and standards and energy conservation.

   

Total of 34 participants comprising 15 internal teaching faculty, 6 internal technical faculty and 12 B.Tech students successfully completed the course for the award of certificates.

Faculty Coordinator: Ms Jomole Joseph

Student coordinator: Ms. Gayathri Gopal (S8, EE)

Ms. Jomole Joseph (Asst.Professor, EE), IET-MBCET Faculty Advisor, received the IET-KKLN (Kanyakumari Local Network) Promotional Award on 17th September 2016 for the 2nd Annual General Meeting.

She is also presently the Joint Treasurer, in the Executive Committee of the IET Kanyakumari Local Network.

IET – MBCET Chapter Inauguration

The IET-MBCET chapter inauguration function was presided by Prof. Viswanatha Rao (Vice Principal, MBCET), Dr. M Marseline Beno, Dr. V Christus Jeya Singh from KKLN, Mr. S Raghavan from Bangalore Head Office and Ms. Jomole Joseph, Faculty Advisor, IET-MBCET on 23rd August 2016.

The IET-MBCET chapter has 200 student members.

Resume preparation

A talk on “Resume preparation” was conducted for pre final years and final years. It was a very interesting and interactive session by Shri. Raghavan on 23rd August 2016.

Paper Recycling Initiative – A tie-up venture with NSS

A Sustainable Paper Recycling System for MBCET was initiated from 10th September 2016. All waste papers, books are collected by the Housekeeping staff. The IET and NSS Students team, then sort it out into Used Lot and Un-used Paper. The Used papers are stacked and given for Recycling. The Un-used papers are made into Notepads.

It received much appreciation from the NAAC Peer Team and APJKTU(A P J Abdul Kalam Technological University) Auditors.

Doodle- Poster Design/Collage Making Competition

A Poster Designing/Collage Making event was held for the MBCET students by the IET chapter on 21st October 2016. Around 12 teams (each team with 2 member group) from all streams participated for the event. The theme was “The Trivandrum of my Dreams”.

First prize winners: Anjali Sasilekha Kumar (S5 EE), Arya S L (S5 EE)

Second prize winners: Fathima S (S5 EE), Sneha Susan Sunny (S5 EE)

Sustainable Project Model Exhibition, jointly organized by IET and ISTE chapters

As part of the project work included in the subject ‘Introduction to Sustainable Engineering (ISE)’ under KTU curriculum, the 1st semester B-Tech students of all branches participated in a demonstration of “Reduce-Reuse- Recycling (3R) concept for Waste Management” to make useful products out of waste materials on 18th November 2016. A spectacular display of these models was arranged in The Olympia Hall. More than 100 models which included working models, showpieces, decorative lights, multipurpose of disposable materials, etc. were put on display by the students.

The Best project will be awarded by the IET Chapter.

Winner – Midhun M S (S1 EE1), Project Model – Self made 3D engraver from scrap materials.

Semifinalist  – The Hyperloop Global One Challenge

Hyperloop One is a new way to move people and things at airline speeds for the price of a bus ticket. It is a futuristic concept of passenger and freight transportation using pod-like vehicles that propel through near vacuum tubes at speeds even more than airlines, around 760 miles per hour (approx 1220 km per hour). This concept of transportation was brought to the frontlines by none-other-than the legendary innovator Elon Musk.

Founded in 2014 and headquartered in Los Angeles, the Hyperloop One company is led by CEO Rob Lloyd and co-founded by Executive Chairman Shervin Pishevar and President of Engineering Josh Giegel. In May 2016, Hyperloop One launched a Global Challenge as an open call to individuals, universities, companies and governments to develop comprehensive proposals for using Hyperloop. Out of the 35 semi-finalists worldwide, five locations are in India and one of the corridors for Hyperloop in the semi-finalist round was Bengaluru-Trivandrum, suggested by a 1st year MBCET student.

The Hyperloop One Vision for India, showcased the 5 Hyperloop One Global Challenge (HOGC) semifinalists teams from India, each of which proposed high-speed transportation routes that could improve the lives of millions of Indian citizens. The HOGC required the teams to develop regional proposals integrating Hyperloop One’s transport technology to move passengers and freight from point-to-point, swiftly, and on demand. India led the way with highest number of registrants and had the most vocal supporters of Hyperloop One on social media.

Mr. Joshua Biju Thomas (S2 EE2), the semifinalist who suggested the Bangalore-Trivandrum corridor and his team – Mr. Arun S Mathew (Asst. Prof, EEE Dept), Mr. Jerin Sam James (S2 EE1) showcased their proposal on February 28th, 2017 in Taj Mahal Hotel, New Delhi, at the Innovation Summit – The Hyperloop One Vision for India in New Delhi. The Backup team in the College, for Technical Guidance and Coordination includes Dr. M Satyakumar (HoD, CE), Ms. Jomole Joseph (Asst. Prof, EEE) and Ms. Soumya A V (Asst. Prof, EEE), and supported by Fr. Wilson Thattarathundil- Bursar, Dr. T M George- Principal and Prof. Shajilal A S (HoD, EEE).

The showcase event was graced by the presence of an esteemed panel of guests including Suresh Prabhu, Minister of Indian Railways and Amitabh Kant, CEO of NITI Aayog. And the primary point of focus for the government was that Hyperloop would further better their pace of urbanisation, leading to improvements and job creation in new cities. They were of the opinion that India is in need of very sustainable and transformational form of technology, and Hyperloop definitely presents a strong case.

The team from MBCET represented the LUX Hyperloop Network – Bengaluru to Thiruvananthapuram – 736 km in 41 minutes, connecting 2 major ports in Southern India with population centres of Coimbatore and Kochi.

Other Teams:

AECOM – Bengaluru to Chennai – 334 km in 20 min. Meeting the demand of a passenger-cum-freight super corridor growing at 15% a year.

Dinclix GroundWorks – Delhi to Mumbai via Jaipur and Indore – 1,317 km in 55 min., connecting 2 megacities & creating seaport access to landlocked intermediatory cities in the interior.

Hyperloop India – Mumbai to Chennai via Bengaluru – 1102 km, 50 min, creates Suez Canal like link between India’s coasts.

Infi-Alpha – Bengaluru to Chennai – 334 km in 20 min, connecting major airports

The teams now await to hear from the company soon, to develop the economic feasibility of their proposed routes in the corridors they have chosen. The final choice would be after discussion with the Govt. and stakeholders.

Follow the team https://www.facebook.com/LUX-hyperloop-network-1291517644274359/

And participate in voting for this route at https://poll.fbapp.io/india-hyperloop-routes/jh8e40.

REC the TRICK

The IET-MBCET Student Chapter conducted the Rec-The-Trick, a Logical Quiz – Written Competition on March 3rd, 2017 which was open to Faculty and Students in the college.

Over 100 students and a few faculties participated. The Event received lots of positive feedbacks and suggestions to continue the event on a regular basis. Hence the Student chapter has decided to conduct the test monthly. The winner for this event is: Faculty – Ms. Vandana P, Asst. Professor, Dept. of EEE, and Student – Mr. Bharat S, S4 CSE-1. IET Certificate & an Arduino UNO Kit was awarded to the winners.

 

ISTE-SRM STTP

Mar Baselios College of Engineering and Technology is one among 40 engineering colleges in the country, considered and chosen by the ISTE-SRM STTP Expert Committee in reply to the proposal submitted by the department of Electrical and Electronics Engineering for the conduct of an STTP on Advanced Control System Design & Applications. A total amount of Rs. 1,00,000/- was sanctioned towards the conduct of STTP, which will be held on the second week of June 2014.

Expert Talk on ‘Overview of Aircraft Control Systems’ by

Mr. K. Raghavan,
Deputy Quality Manager,
Boeing Group, Air India

Organised by Illumina, the student association group of Department of Electrical and Electronics Engineering, held on 9th December 2015.

Invited talk by Prof. N.T. Nair
A talk on ‘Smart Metering’ was held on 24-01-2014. All students from electrical department barring first years attended the talk and discussion thereafter.

  

Research Pursuits:

Ms. Elizabeth Varghese, Asst. Professor, EEE and Ms. Sheenu P., Asst. Professor, EEE are engaged in research leading to Ph.D.

   

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To be a Centre of Excellence in Electrical & Electronics Engineering Education, Research and Application of knowledge to benefit the society at large.

Mission

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