Ekalavya E-Outreach

Mar Baselios College of Engineering and Technology takes pride on being selected by IIT Mumbai, as its ‘e-OUTREACH Programme Remote Centre’.

With this initiative, IIT Mumbai aims to enhance the teaching skills of faculty in engineering and science, of its member colleges through what is termed “Empowerment of students and teachers through Synchronous and Asychronous Instruction”. Project ekalavya was initiated in 2004 to generate an interactive platform for the creation, absorption, dissemination and usage of knowledge. It is an Open Source Knowledge Initiative launched by the Affordable Solutions Laboratory (ASL), Department of Computer Science & Engineering, IIT Bombay. This can be used through affordable dissemination for classroom teaching as well as for enabling independent learning and distance education.

Under the scheme, IIT Mumbai conducts two-week ISTE workshops through distance mode, using EDUSAT network of ISRO and the AVIEW software using internet for live transmission at various remote centers across the country during summer and winter vacation. The programme is part of the ‘National Mission on Education through Information and Communication Technology’ (ICT), supported by the Ministry of Human Resource and Development.

Workshops Conducted

WO WEEK ISTE STTP ON INTRODUCTION TO STRUCTURAL ENGINEERING – National Mission on Education through ICT (MHRD, Govt. of India) January 4, 2016 to January 9, 2016

Resource Persons: Prof. S. K. Bhattacharyya, Prof. Baidurya Bhattacharya and Dr. Sushanta Chakraborty, Department of Civil . IIT Kharagpur.

Course Content:

  • Module – A Basic concept of stress, strain and their relationships (Recapitulations from SoM) – Bending of beams – Determinate and Indeterminate systems – Force and Displacement based methods – Analysis of Trusses and Frames with appropriate examples – Moment distribution and Slope deflection methods with appropriate examples – Introduction to the Matrix method of structural analysis – Concepts in the analysis methodologies.
  • Module – B
    Prescriptive versus Performance based design – concepts of limit state and probability of failure – Limit state design – comparison with working stress method – design of structural elements (Beams, Slabs, Columns, footings) – design of staircase, design of retaining walls, water tanks.
  • Module – C
    Introduction to steel systems – Connections – Element design – concept of buckling – Concept of lateral buckling – Built up sections – Detailing.

Participants: 19 faculty members from various Institutions.

Workshop Coordinator: Mr. Shemin T. John (Asst.prof. Dept. of CE, MBCET)

Two Week ISTE STTP on Technical Communication – National Mission on Education through ICT (MHRD, Govt. of India) 8th Oct to 11th Nov 2015 (5 weeks) and 30th Nov to 5th Dec 2015 (6 days)

Resource Persons:

Prof. P Sunthar (Coordinator), Chemical Engineering
Prof. M P Gururajan, Metallurgical Engineering and Materials Science
Prof. Leena Jha, Sailesh J Mehta School of Management
Prof. Ambarish Kunwar, Bio-sciences and Bioengineering
Prof. Sahana Murthy, Education Technology
Prof. Ashish Pandey, Sailesh J Mehta School of Management
Prof. D Parthasarathy, Humanities and Social Sciences
Prof. Sachin Patwardhan, Chemical Engineering
Prof. Virendra Sethi, Environmental Science and Engineering, IIT Bombay

Course Content:

  • Scientific method and its relationship to technical communication
  • Listening and note taking
  • Reading skills and summarising
  • Writing skills: methods, organisation, summary
  • Presentation skills: slide content, non-verbal
  • Interview and Group Discussion skills
  • Ethics
  • Gender and cultural issues
  • Internet communication

Participants: 17 faculty members from various departments of MBCET.

Workshop Coordinator: Ms. Ammu Mariam Ashok (Asst.prof. Basic Science Dept., MBCET)


Resource Persons: Prof. Partha Pratim Chakrabarti, Prof. Partha Pratim Das, Prof. Pallab Dasgupta, IIT Kharagpur

Course Content:

  • Elements of Algorithm Analysis
  • Basic Design Methods
  • Data Structuring
  • Searching and Sorting
  • Basic Graph Algorithms
  • Matrix and String Problems
  • Combinatorial Optimization
  • NP-Completeness, Approximation, Randomization

Participants: 44 faculty members from various Institutions.

Workshop Coordinator: Mr. Praveen G.L (Asst.prof. CSE Dept., MBCET)

TWO WEEK ISTE MAIN WORKSHOP ON CONTROL SYSTEMS (December 2, 2014 to December 12, 2014)

Resource Persons: Prof. Siddhartha Mukhopadhyay, IIT Kharagpur, Prof. Tapan Kumar Ghoshal, Jadavpur University,Kolkata.

Course Content:

  • Basic Concepts: Introduction and significance of Control Systems; Closed and open loop control.
  • Typical performance issues and implementation challenges of practical control systems.
  • Models and Response: Brief review of time and frequency domain I/O models for LTI SISO Systems. Block diagram representation of Systems, Bode, Nyquist and Nichol’s plots.
  • Switched and PWM systems, Time delay systems. System Analysis: Concept of stability, equilibrium points, types of stability (local/global, asymptotic/uniform/exponential) with examples.
  • LTI system stability, Internal stability; Routh criterion, Nyquist criterion; Stability margins using Nyquist, Bode and Nichols plot, robust stability.
  • Control Design: Performance specifications, steady state, transient, frequency domain, stability margins, sensitivity and complementary sensitivity.
  • Implementation, Validation: Sampling of signals, Slow and fast sampling effects.Participants: 27 faculty members from various Institutions.

Workshop Coordinator: Mr. Arun S Mathew (Asst.prof. EEE Dept., MBCET)

Two week ISTE Short Term Training Programme (STTP) on Pedagogy for Effective use of ICT in Engineering Education (January 5th, 2015 to January 31st, 2015)

Resource Persons: Prof. Sahana Murthy, Prof. Sridhar Iyer, Department of CSE, IIT Bombay

Course Content:

  1. Course planning
  2. Writing effective assessment questions
  3. Visualizing scientific content
  4. Creating an active-learning classroom
  5. Flipped classroom-what, why, how
  6. Promoting student collaboration
    • Benefits of promoting student interaction
    • Tools to promote student collaboration – blogs, wikis, and forum
  7. Exploring ET tools
  8. Evaluating effectiveness of teaching strategies.

Participants: 27 faculty members from various Institutions.

Remote center Coordinator: Mr. Rejish Babu F.R (Asst.prof. EEE Dept., MBCET)

Two weeks ISTE workshop on “Computer Networking” (30th June – 5th July 2014)

Resource Persons: Prof. Kameswari Chebrolu, IIT Bombay

Course Content:

  • Introduction, history and Layering
  • Physical Layer: Theory, Encoding techniques
  • Link Layer: Framing, Error detection and recovery, Reliability, Multiple Access, Ethernet, Token Ring, Switching
  • Network Layer: Addressing, Routing, IP
  • Transport Layer: Reliability and Congestion Control
  • Application Layer: DNS, Web/HTTP, Email, FTP, Peer-to-peer systems

Participants: 24 faculty members from various Institutions.

Workshop Coordinator: Mr. Shibu V.S (Asst.prof. CSE Dept., MBCET)

Two weeks ISTE workshop on “Fluid Mechanics” (20th May – 30th May, 2014)

Resource Persons: Prof. Sankar Kumar Som, Prof. Suman Chakraborty, Prof. Sandipan Ghosh Moulic, IIT Kharagpur.

Course Content:

  • Introduction – properties of fluids, concept of continuum, pressure and stress tensor
  • Fluid elements under rigid body motion
  • Dynamics of Inviscid flow – Euler equation, Bernoulli’s equation and its applications
  • Reynolds transport theorem – conservation of mass, linear and angular momentum
  • Stokes law of viscosity and Navier-Stokes equations – derivations and some exact solutions
  • Dimensional analysis and similarity – Buckingham Pi theorem.
  • Internal flows – pipe flow, friction factor, Moody diagram, minor and major losses, pipe networks
  • Potential Flow – elementary plane flow solutions.

Participants: 32 faculty members from various Institutions.

Workshop Coordinator: Mr. Pradeep .M ( Asst.prof. CSE Dept., MBCET)

Two weeks ISTE workshop on “Computer Programming” (20th May – 21st June, 2014)

Resource Persons: Prof. Deepak B. Phatak and Prof. Sridhar Iyer, IIT Bombay

Course Content:

  • Algorithms
  • Elements of C/C++ programming languages
  • Basic data types
  • Sequential and conditional execution
  • Iterative solutions, Functions
  • Arrays, matrices, and their applications
  • Basics of Sorting and searching
  • Elements of string processing
  • Introduction to pointers
  • Software Engineering concepts
  • Structures
  • File processing
  • Handling graphics
  • Introduction to Object Oriented Programming
  • Classes and Methods, C++ Standard Library

Participants: 27 faculty members from various Institutions.

Workshop Coordinator: Mr. Biju B Varghese (Head of the Dept. IT, MBCET)

Two weeks ISTE workshop on “Signals and Systems” (2nd January – 12th January, 2014)

Resource Persons: Prof. Vikram M. Gadre, IIT Bombay, Prof. Somnath Sengupta, IIT Kharagpur.

Course content:

  • Introduction to Signals and Systems
  • Properties, Definitions and Examples of Signals
  • Continuous Time and Discrete Time Linear shift Invariant Systems
  • Laplace transforms, eigen functions, Poles and Zeroes
  • Z-transforms
  • Sampling Theorem
  • Application of Signals and Systems in Filtering and Communication
  • Advanced topics: Short-time Fourier Transform and Wavelets

Participants: 35 faculty members from various Institutions.

Workshop Coordinator: Mr. Nandan.S (Asst.prof. EC Dept., MBCET)

Two weeks ISTE workshop on “Engineering Mechanics” (26th November- 6th December, 2013)

Resource Persons: Prof. Mandar M. Inamdar and Prof. Sauvik Banerjee, IIT Bombay

Course content:

  • Kinetics and Simple Friction
  • Complex Friction – Screw Jack
  • Belt Friction
  • Principle of Virtual Work
  • Mass Moment of Inertia
  • Mechanical Vibrations
  • Centroids and Centre of Gravity
  • Distributed Force
  • Equilibrium
  • Truss

Participants: 30 faculty members from various Institutions.

Workshop Coordinator: Mr. Ajimon Thomas (Asst.prof. CE Dept., MBCET)

Two weeks ISTE workshop on Analog Electronics (June – 2013)

Resource Persons: Eminent professors from Department of Electronics & Electrical Communication Engineering, IIT Kharagpur

  • Prof. Anindya Sundar Dhar
  • Prof. Pradip Mandal
  • Prof. Indrajit Chakrabarti
  • Prof. Achintya Halder

Date: June 4 – 14, 2013.

Course content:

  • Semiconductor Devices (BJT and MOSFET)
  • Single stage amplifiers
  • Multi stage amplifiers
  • Current mirror
  • Differential amplifier
  • Feedback
  • Stability and Oscillators
  • Power amplifiers

Participants: 30 faculty members from various colleges including our college.

Remote Center & Workshop Coordinator: Mr. Rejish babu F.R (Assistant Professor, EE Dept, MBCET).

Two weeks ISTE workshop on Database Management Systems (May – 2013)

Resource Persons: Prof. S. Sudarshan, IIT Bombay.Date: May 21 – 31, 2013

Course content:

  • Overview of data management systems. Relational model and query languages (relational algebra and calculus, SQL). Database design using the ER Model, ER Diagrams, UML Class Diagrams. Relational database design and normalization. Integrity and Security. Design and development of Web based information systems.
  • Overview of storage structures, indexing, Query processing and optimization, and transaction processing.
  • A brief introduction to decision support and data analysis, data warehousing and data mining and Information Retrieval.
  • Querying Big Data using Hadoop.

Participants: 25 faculty members from various Institutions.

Workshop Coordinator: Mr. Biju B Varghese (Head of the Dept. IT, MBCET)

Remote center Coordinator: Mr. Rejish Babu F.R (Assistant Professor, EE Dept, MBCET).

Two days ISTE Workshop on Research Methods in Educational Technology (February – 2013)

Resource Persons: Prof. Sahana Murthy & Prof. Sridhar Iyer

Date: February 2nd, 2013 and February 9th, 2013

The lecture transmission and live interaction took place through distance mode using the AVIEW technology and the internet, at selected remote centers across the country.

Course content:

  • Different types of research problems in Educational Technology
  • Read and analyze a research paper in Educational Technology
  • Converting your Innovative Teaching and Learning ideas into a Research study
  • Plan, conduct and analyze your experimental study in Educational Technology
  • Various techniques to evaluate the effectiveness of your study
  • Creating robust measurement instruments (such as questionnaires)

Participants: 21 faculty members from various Institutions.

Remote Coordinator: Ms. Jomole Joseph P (Assistant Professor, EE Dept, MBCET).

Two weeks ISTE workshop on Thermodynamics (December – 2012)

Thermodynamics is taught to Mechanical, Chemical and Electrical Engineering students. Thermodynamics is a physical science that studies the effects on material bodies, and on radiation in regions of space, transfer of heat, and of work done on or by the bodies or radiation. The lectures were transmitted live, and were received at various remote centers across the country, through synchronous distance mode, along with the interaction of participants.

Resource Persons: Prof. U. N. Gaitonde, Prof. U. V. Bhandarkar, Prof. Bhalchandra Puranik

Date: December 11 – 21, 2012

Participants: 27 faculty members from various Institutions.

Workshop Coordinator: Mr. Pradeep.M (Assistant Professor, ME Dept, MBCET)

Remote center Coordinator: Ms. Jomole Joseph P (Assistant Professor, EE Dept, MBCET).

Two days ISTE workshop on Aakash for Education (Nov – 2012)

The objective of this workshop is to introduce the Tablet computers in general, and Aakash tablets in particular, to the participating faculty. The emphasis will be on using applications specially developed for Aakash at IIT Bombay, for effective use of these tablets in the educational process.

Resource Persons: Prof. Deepak B. Phatak, Prof. Uday Gaitonde & Prof. Kannan Moudagalya of IIT Bombay.

Date: November 10 – 11, 2012

Course Content:

  • Introduction to tablet computers and Aakash.
  • Applications available on Android platform
  • Special educational applications:
  • Clicker software for conducting tests.
  • Proximity application to develop interactive lessons
  • Programming environment on Aakash(C, C++, Python)
  • Engineering application – Robot Control

Participants: 70 faculty members from Kerala and Tamil Nadu

Remote center coordinator: Ms. Jomole Joseph P (Assistant Professor, EE Dept, MBCET).

Two Weeks ISTE workshop on Introduction to Research Methodologies(June-2012)

Research Methodologies is being recommended by AICTE to be a compulsory core subject for all ME/M.Tech programmes in the country. It is therefore important, that a large number of teachers should be able to teach this subject, or at least be fully conversant with the basic concepts. This course will provide an introduction to research for scientists and engineers. The goal of the course is to take a researcher through the various aspects and steps of a research project.

Resource Persons:

  • Prof. Shreepad Karmalkar, IIT Madras
  • Prof. Uday Gaitonde, IIT Bombay
  • Prof. Sahana Murthy, IIT Bombay
  • Prof Santosh Noronha, IIT Bombay

Date: June 25th, 2012 – July 4th, 2012

Course Content:

  • Productive Thinking Skills
  • Scientific Method and Experimentation Skills
  • Communication Skills – Written and Oral
  • Management of research – time management, stress management, professional ethics

Participants: 30 participants

Workshop Coordinator: Ms. Jomole Joseph P (Assistant Professor, EE Dept, MBCET).

Remote Center Coordinator Details:
RCC Name : Rejish Babu
Designation : Assistant Professor
Department : Electrical and Electronics
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