Monthly Archives: February 2012

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WHEELS’ was an automobile workshop conducted in the college as an initiative by the WIE affinity group of IEEE SBCET on 26th February 2012 from 9 am to 3 pm. An expert mechanic from the Indus Motors took practical classes for 14 students (13 of them girls) on the mechanic aspects of a car and gave them a hands-on experience on the same.

Informal Session:

First an informal session was conducted where the students were divided into groups and each group was given the task of coming up with a poster with the theme “Women today”.

Workshop Session

The class began with the mechanic showing and explaining to the students how the tyre of a car is changed. This was followed by the whole procedure being done by all the students by themselves. They completed the task with great ease.The session was quite an eye-opener for the girls since hitherto they had considered this to be a hard task.

Theory session:

The mechanic then opened the bonnet and explained to them all the parts inside. The students were acquainted with the fuel level indicator, battery, coolant, filter, fuse, AC compressor, wiper etc. At times, the car engine was started and the corresponding movements in certain parts were observed.

The working of the car parts like the gear, clutch etc were explained. He also threw light on the things to be done in case of a break-down of the car. He briefed them on how to identify a car that has met with an accident during the purchase of a pre-owned car.

Questionnaire session:

The students came up with a lot of doubts which were clarified by the mechanic. When asked, he shed light on the new add-ons and features in the latest cars like the air bag, ABS (anti-braking system) etc. A comparison on different cars in terms of fuel efficiency, mileage etc was also done.


The workshop was quite useful for all the attendees. Girls are often taunted for being ignorant of the working of the machines around them especially. Now, after this session, they can walk away with the confidence of knowing at least the basic things needed that are to be done in case of a break-down or a tyre puncture.

-Harsha S (WIE Chair, IEEE SBCET)


AGM 2012


Annual general body meeting of the ieee student branch of College of engineering Trivandrum was conducted on 10th February 2012, flagging off the inauguration of the new execomm. The meeting started off with Welcome address by Bimna Raveendran, Publicity coordinator, and a short speech by our staff counsellor professor Suresh K , followed by an event report of 2011 by Sarath N S Former secretary. Then financial report of 2011 was submitted by Akhil S Kumar, the former treasurer. Then awards were distributed for Many student volunteers, including Mohammed Arif, Former Webmaster , Subin T P, Webmaster and Sreevas Sahasranaamam, Former chair of COMSOC Chapter, for winning the best website title in the r10 region, Kevin martin for winning the best fresher 2012, Trinisha Thomas for winning the best fresher 2011, Certificates for organizing wie star 2012, electronics week 2011, best fresher 2011, best fresher 2012, Workshop on drupal conducted in q4 2011 Etc. Certificates were also distributed for outstanding volunteerism in the year 201.This was followed by the launch of the IEEE CET newsletter by Harsha Sathiaraj, Editor in Chief, and Chairperson of WIE chapter. The newsletter was of the theme of technology with a human touch, containing articles from various students, and a very informative.The next half of the meeting involved the signing off of the previous execomm along with the , and the introduction of the new execomm by Alka Isac, Chairperson, who’s details in entirety can be found at the end of this report.This was followed by a speech by Anirudh Chandrachoodan, Former activity coordinator, and then a short Demonstration of the IEEE website and its various functions and benefits to new members by Sreenath S, COMSOC chapter chair.The meeting ended with a vote of thanks by Sankar Aravind, Secretary, and distribution of ID cards and IEEE goodies to the new members, Followed by a short Photo Session.

The new Execomm :


Chair : Alka Isac


Vice chair : Muhammed Arif


Secretary : Sankar Aravind


Joint Secretary : Navaneeth Krishnan


Treasurer : Amrutha k Haridas


Asst. Treasurer : Amal b nair


Activity Coordinator 1 : Muhammed imthias


Activity Coordinator 2 : Eldo jacob mathew


Webmaster : Subin TP


Asst. Webmaster : Arjun A S


Link representative : Osheen p


Publicity coordinator : Bimna Raveendran


Asst. Publicity coordinator : Jef Vincent


WIE Chapter :


Chairperson : Harsha s


Vice chair : Arathy anil


Secretary : Anne Mary Sebastien


Treasurer : Asha Sasikumar


Comsoc :

Chairman : Sreenath S








A vast majority of school students step into undergraduate courses with a vague idea,clearly in oblivion of what quite lies ahead of them. The course of engineering has been able to penetrate down to the masses, especially because of the hype surrounding it, but its purpose still remains unresolved, with students taking it up primarily, and perhaps solely due to compulsion from parents and society. We, as students are obliged to take initiative steps in wiping out this ambiguity and mould a better student society rich in knowledge as well as the passion for the profession. Our venture was to reach out to these high school students and give them a glimpse of what lay ahead of them in the world of engineering and its importance as a prospective career. The STAR programme was one such attempt,held at various schools across Trivandrum with the aim of empowering, inspiring and encouraging girls in the field of engineering.As a part of this noble move, the STAR team received a warm welcome from the faculty and student community of Holy Angels School for girls, Trivandrum.

The programme saw an overwhelming participation of 60 plus students.

Talk Session

A very detailed class was about about the different disciplines of engineering, their scope in our lives and an engineer’s role in the society. Special emphasis was given in displaying the importance of women in engineering and encouraging them to come forward and take part in our noble aim to make this world a better place to live in.

Interactive Session
The session started with a fun oriented introduction among participants and the hosts.The session aimed at unveiling the talents of the students and to make them aware of the importance of networking and socialising in building up confidence to face a similar gathering in their future. The session also saw a tremendous response from the students seeking answers to their innovative questions.

Activity session
Activity session was held to develop certain skills like:
→Observation skill
→Communication skill
→Analysing skill
→Time management skill
In the nutshell, this session helped them in understanding the fact that engineering isn’t confined mere to our academic world but rather it is about analysing the real life situations,observing it from every possible angle and the importance of applying spatial intelligence whenever the situation calls for.
Conclusion and Feedback

The class was concluded with a feedback session between our representatives and the students. The overwhelming feedback about the session taken from the students reflected our sincere efforts taken for inspiring a bunch of rising women.
-Daliya V T