Software Training under Spoken Tutorial Project, IIT Bombay


 

The Department of Electronics and Communication Engineering at Maharaja Agrasen institute of Technology, Delhi, successfully organized a training programme for popular software used by ECE department students like Scilab, C language and OSCAD for IVth and VIth semester students. The event was an initiative by the Spoken Tutorial project, IIT Bombay.

The Spoken Tutorial project is the initiative of the "Talk to a Teacher" project of the National Mission on Education through Information Communication through Technology, launched by MHRD, Govt of India to promote IT literacy through open source software. 114 students have been already awarded certificates. This initiative will enhance the programming skills of the students enabling them to become sound technocrats. Spoken Tutorials project aims to create spoken tutorials which teach free and open source software (FOSS) in many Indian languages. The idea is to teach software(s) in a language that the learner is comfortable in. Our goal is that the spoken tutorial learning object be used to teach any software in any language and any difficulty level learner - Beginner, Intermediate or Advanced.

This project is for the community and by the community. Project aims to get like-minded individuals to collaborate with each other to create spoken tutorials dubbed into as many Indian languages as possible. Primary aims of the project include: Reach out to as many people as possible to spread the awareness of the portal so that people can learn and contribute; Build up the community so that the portal will be self-sustaining; Channelize a way through your contacts to reach out to the people who could learn and contribute.

Industrial Visit to NTPC Energy Technology Research Alliance (NETRA)


 


An industrial visit was organized for the students of IVth and VIth semester, Electronics and Communication Department on 17th October 2016. The trip comprised of thirty-seven students and faculty members lead by our Director and Head of the Department, Electronics and Communication, Professor (Dr.) Neelam Sharma.

NTPC Limited (previously known as National Thermal Power Corporation Limited) is a Public Sector Undertaking, engaged in the business of generation of electricity and allied activities. NTPC's core business is generation and sale of electricity to state-owned power distribution companies and State Electricity Boards in India. The company also undertakes consultancy and turnkey project contracts that involve engineering, project management, construction management and operation and management of power plants. NETRA is the Research and Development laboratory of NTPC. Research is on to make the day-to-day operations of the Power Plants smoother with focus on renewable Technologies.

The students were first shown the Solar Thermal HVAC system. This system is used to generate AC cooling from solar energy. It consists of two pre-programmed solar dishes that heat up the coil in the centre of the dish using reflectors. This heated coil is used to boil the water. Then this water and steam combination is sent to the steam separator which gives out pure steam. This steam is passed through a Vapour Absorber Machine (VAM).This produces chilled water which is used to cool air. The Second project shown was the Na-S batteries. These batteries were made by NGK Insulators Limited. They are Grid level batteries and their possible applications are stabilizing the Grid due to varying frequency of electricity produced using non-renewable sources. They have power up to 12,000 KWh.

Students were then shown the Advanced Computing Laboratory which engages in application development for the NTPC. They have developed software like NePPS, NRES and software for CFD. Thereafter, the students were introduced to the various projects/experiments/studies being undertaken either in house or with collaboration with academic institutions like IIT Bombay, IIT Delhi, IIT Kanpur, CSIR, IISc, NIT Warangal etc. The presentation highlighted various upcoming technologies such as nanofluids, nano coatings, Robotics, Automation, Electrical, CO2 capture, Waste water treatment, Fly ash treatment, Earthing etc.

The industrial visit was very informative and helped the students get up-to-date with the latest technologies and trends in the industry. It inspired the students to work hard and pursue research as an option.

 

Computer Hardware & Networking Course


 

Maharaja Agrasen Technical Education Society (MATES) in collaboration with National Institute for Entrepreneurship & Small Business Development (NIESBUD) under Ministry of Skill Development & Entrepreneurship organised Free 40 Hours certificate program on Computer Hardware & Networking from 21st June 2016 to 8th July 2016 at Maharaja Agrasen Institute of Technology (MAIT) campus.
 

 

 
The program was conceptualized under the guidance of Dr. Nand Kishore Garg, Founder & Chief Advisor of MATES and coordinated by Prof. R. S Gupta with the support from Mr. Ravi Gupta, consultant – Innovation & Entrepreneurship Development Cell (MATES). 20 Youth from the underprivileged category families were the participants.
Department of Electronics & Communication Engineering (ECE) of Maharaja Agrasen Institute of Technology (MAIT) supervised this course under the monitoring of Prof. (Dr.) Neelam Sharma, Director MAIT and Mr. Manoj Kumar & Mr. Rajkumar Saini was the course trainer who devotedly trained the students. On 11th July 2016, all the successful participants got NIESBUD certificate in a small ceremony in the auspicious presence of MATES board of trustees, Director General & Director MAIT & MAIMS and other senior people by the Dr. Nand Kishore Garg, Founder & Chief Advisor – MATES.
 

Workshop by DKOP Labs


 
DKOP labs organised a session on Challenges and Employability in Semiconductor Industry for the students of 5th Semester ECE, on 24th of Aug. 2016. About 70 students attended the session and the event was co-ordinated by Mr. Nitin Sharma (Asst. Prof., ECE, Deptt.) and Ms. Sonia Jain (Asst. Prof. ECE Deptt.). The session comprised of an interaction with students that included their queries and concerns about the industrial scenario and career opportunities prevailing in India and worldwide in the field of ECE. The students were enlightened by the session and indeed it provided the students with the thought process of how and in what direction they should move to choose the best career option. With the dedicated efforts and initiatives by Prof. (Dr.) Neelam Sharma (Director and HOD, ECE Deptt.) and Dr. Sunil Mathur (Associate Prof., ECE Deptt.) the event certainly turned out to be fruitful to the students.
 

INDUSTRIAL VISIT TO MOTHER DAIRY PLANT, PATPARGANJ, DELHI


"Nothing ever becomes real till it is experienced"- John Keats

 
Industrial visit is a part of the educational tour which provides students with an opportunity to learn practically through interaction, working methods and employment practices. An industrial visit to Mother Dairy,Parparganj,Delhi was organized on April 20, 2016 for students of Electronics and Communication Engineering Dept. The students were accompanied by two faculty members (Mr.S.K Kundu & Mr. Javed Ahmed). This plant deals in production of about 10 lakh litres of token milk(out of 31 lakhs of total milk) and other dairy produts distributed in Delhi & NCR on daily basis. College instructed the students about the decorum that was needed to be maintained on the premises. The students got excited and curious after reaching at Mother Dairy plant. They were directed to a conference room where they were welcomed by Engineer-in charge. He gave a presentation on the working & vision of the company. He gave a brief introduction of White Revolution Movement led by our former prime minister Shri.Lal Bahadur Shastri to provide an uplifting growth & led a transparent system in the milk production in our country. He also demonstrated about the milk processing stages(1.Cleanisation, 2.Homogenisation, 3.Standardization 4.Pasturization) with the help of PPTs. This was a great way to learn about the milk production process in such a renowned plant and to get exposure about the industrial conditions. The students also learned about how milk is collected from the corporate farmers, strictly undergoes 23 quality control tests (mainly comprises of adulterants, temperature,taste,fragrance & weight).Then how this processed milk is transported using thermally isolated milk tankers, and how all of these were installed with wireless GPS System to get alerts in case of emergency conditions. After the question and answer session, they finally got a chance to visit the factory.
The students were shown some adulterant tests,cleaning of milk transport tankers & large SILO containers(each with 1 lakh litre capacity). They gave the information about importance of milk(mainly for teenagers & working class) and its composition,about all the milk varities(token ,toned, full cream & skimmed milk) based on its fat and SNF (Solid not fat) and how these are to be used by different age group peoples. They took the students to a room where fully automatic human operated cleaniser, homogeniser and pasteuriser machines were present. Finally on the completion of tour, the appetite was duly taken care with some refreshments.
 
"Travel, in the younger sort, is a part of education; in the elder, a part of experience."-Sir Francis
 

MAIT & MAIMS Participation on MSME Expo – 2016


A three days MSME Expo was organised with the vision of "Make India Employment Creators Hub" by MSME Development Forum in association with Government of India on from 11th to 13th Aug 2016 at Hall No – 14,  Pragati Maidan, New Delhi

In the expo a group of 35 students including 15 MBA and 20 B. Tech students of Maharaja Agrasen Institute of Management Studies (MAIMS) and Maharaja Agrasen Institute of Technology (MAIT) were the participants. In the expo over 100 new start up ventures including many budding industries put up their stalls with presentation of their work ideas and products. 

The expo was inaugurated by Sh. Manohar Parrikar, Defence Minister and Smt. Smirti Irani, Textile Minister & Sh. Ravi Shankar Prasad, law Minister, Government of India were the chief guests during various event in these three days. Sh. Madan Mohan Mittal, Industry Minister, Government of Punjab was the chief guest of valedictory session on 13th August. Sh. Mohan Garg, Trustee of Maharaja Agrasen Technical Education Society (MATES) was the special guest and who was facilitated by the Sh. Rajnish Goenka, Chairman MSME Development Forum. 

In these three days long event, our students participated in various sessions and learned about the current and future requirements of the industry. It was also great opportunity for our students when various giant industries owner like RATHI STEELS, RADICO Group, TOBU Industries, Signature Group met with them in person and discussed about their success path as well as motivated them. Also over 10 big start-up youth interacted with our students in person and discussed about way forward which really motivated our students to join the club of start-up movement. Also our student’s news with picture was published in various Leading Newspapers including Punjab Keasri and also electronically covered by Zee News. 

In the Expo Maharaja Agasen University (Baddi, Himachal Pradesh) stall was put up where many hundred visitors came and knew about the MAU and its courses. 

It was successful program and students got wonderful opportunity to learn about the entrepreneurship in practical manner. After the event many students of MAIMS & MAIT shows interest to became entrepreneur.  The expo program was coordinated by Mr. Ravi Gupta, Consultant – IEDC (MATES) and to make the program successful and motivating students special thanks to Prof. Neelam Sharma, Director & Dr. Rajveer Mittal, HOD – EEE  of MAIT and Prof. M K Bhat, Director & Sh. Rajiv Jain Assistant professor MAIMS.  

Advanced Electronic Devices and Circuits for Low and High Frequency Applications


 

Department of Electronics and Communication Engineering at Maharaja Agrasen institute of Technology, Delhi, organised a seminar on October 16th 2015, on Advanced Electronic Devices and Circuits for Low and High Frequency Applications. The seminar was sponsored by Society for Micro Electronics & VLSI and IEEE EDS- Delhi Chapter. Eminent speakers from different organisations of repute were invited to enlighten students and faculty with their knowledge and their contribution in the field of their expertise. The inaugural ceremony began with Saraswati Vanadana which was follwed by a welcome address by Prof. R S Gupta, which further was followed by an address to the students by Prof. Neelam Sharma, HOD, ECE Deptt.. Prof. (Dr.) M L Goyal, Director, MAIT then shared his views with the students and faculty which was followed by an address by Dr. Nand kishore Garg, Chairman-MATES. 'Thank You' address was delivered by Dr. Sunil Mathur.
 

 

The talk began with Prof. M. Hashmi, IIIT Delhi, who discussed the importance of Waveform Engineering and its Applications. Post a short tea break, Prof. D R Bhaskar, JMI, Delhi, delivered his lecture on Analog Circuit Design Using Current Conveyors which was followed by Dr. D S Rawal, Scientist-F, SSPL, Delhi who discussed GaN HEMT Device Technology for Microwave Applications. The 4th speaker, Dr. A T Nimal, Scientist-F, SSPL, Delhi discussed about SAW Signal Processing Devices, Sensors and E-NOSE, which was followed by a lecture by Prof. (Dr.) Asoke De, Director-NIT, Patna who talked about Patch Antenna and its Applications.
 

 

The seminar aimed at keeping the students and faculty updated with the current advancements in the area of engineering and technology which would help them in making their contributions with the moving trends and eventually making world a better place to live in. The seminar was a great success and it gave a new dimension to the teaching-learning process.
 

 

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