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Student Branch Achievements

1) R10 Student Paper Contest

Two papers from CET got selected for the R10 Student Paper Contest held at

Paper 1:Electroculographic Technique of Interactive Communication for Patients with Motor Disability and Speech Impairment

Team Members:George Sebastian, Gopika G Kumar, Varsha Vinod , Visakh K


  • Introduction of eye movement analysis as a new sensing module for textual communication
  • Development and characterization of equipment to detect the three basic EOG signals
  • Implementation of a method to enable command and verbal communication for patients with limited peripheral mobility

Paper 2:Rural Urban Educational Bridge implemented using Cloud Computing

Team Members:Pooja ,Balagopalan , Soorej


  • Establishing an online platform for education backed by cloud computing platform
  • Bridge the rural and urban gap in educational field and provide all equal opportunities

Provide personalized learning experience for all students

2) Region 10 Student Branch Website Contest
IEEE Student Branch, College of Engineering Trivandrum of Kerala Section, emerged as the 2nd Runner-up of theRegion 10 Student Branch Website Contest for the year 2014.


3) Kevin Martin, a student member presented a paper on Mobile Controlled Farm Management Aider at IEEE GHTC 14, R10, Chennai.
4) Two of our volunteers were awarded the prestigious Richard E Merwin Scholarship: Kevin Martin and Pranav Raj
5) Some of our active student members also were elected to be the IEEE Indian Council.

  • Kiran Rajmohan, Student Representative, IEEE Kerala Section
  • Arun Joseph, Newsletter Team
  • Chandykunju Alex-membership growth and Sustainable Committee Member
  • Prajilesh N, Student Activity Council Member
  • Rohan Reji, Student Activity Council Member
  • Pranav Raj – Web Council member



Spectrum Talks

It has been observed that IEEE Spectrum, the flagship magazine and website of IEEE, is often not properly utilized by student members. Keeping in mind the importance of being updated about the latest technological advancements, our SB decided to conduct Spectrum Discussions monthly. Each session would require a volunteer to prepare on a topic and present it to the rest of the student community. This initiative proved to be very informative to students and instigated many to consider pursuing research in various areas of technology after their graduation.
1) ADMX (27 / 06 / 14)
Turnout – 20 -25 students
Duration – An hour and half
Speaker – Pooja M ( S3 AE )
The Spectrum Discussion was on ADMX (Axion Dark Matter eXperiment) , which is designed to hunt for one of the leading dark matter candidates: the axion , by exposing the particles to a very strong magnetic field. This field would create a sea of “virtual photons”—packets of electromagnetic energy. As axions decay into two photons, a virtual photon could be used to trigger the conversion of an axion into another photon. The trick would be to create virtual photons with the axion’s frequency. Axions, like all other particles in quantum mechanics, are also waves and so have a corresponding wavelength and frequency.

There was a chance of this conversion using an electromagnetic cavity with a high quality factor. In such a cavity, electromagnetic radiation at a particular resonant frequency bounces back and forth with little loss, like sound waves
in an organ pipe. Thus amplitude of the the given photons and that of axions will be same and it could be detected due to resonance.The entire structure and components used in ADMX was discussed during the talk.
2) GRAVITATIONAL WAVES (27 / 06 / 14)
Turnout – 20 -25 students
Duration – An hour and half
Speaker – Gireesh( S3 EC )
The Spectrum Talk was on Gravitational waves, which are ripples in the curvature of space-time that propagate as a wave, travelling outward from the source. Predicted in 1916 by Albert Einstein to exist on the basis of his theory of general relativity, gravitational waves theoretically transport energy as gravitational radiation. Although gravitational radiation has not been directly detected, there is indirect evidence for its existence. For example, the 1993 Nobel Prize in Physics was awarded for measurements of the Hulse–Taylor binary system that suggests gravitational waves are more than mathematical anomalies. Various gravitational wave detectors exist and on 17 March 2014, astronomers at the Harvard–Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics claimed that they had detected and produced “the first direct image of gravitational waves across the primordial sky” within the cosmic microwave background, providing strong evidence for inflation and the Big Bang.

3) WORLD BEYOND SILICON ( 18/ 08 / 14 )
Turnout – 25 students
Duration – 40 minutes
Speaker – Gopika G Kumar ( S5 EC )

The Spectrum Discussion was on the future of the integrated circuit industry and new technologies in the domain of semiconductors and chip manufacturing. The talk touched on the topic of complications over Moore’s Law and its implications in the present times when the node name no longer owes a relation with chip dimension and density. The discussion went on to cover some of new trends in the research towards more efficient and faster processors.

The main headings include

(1) 2D FETs (atomic monolayers of graphene, molybdenum bisulphide and hBN)
(2) FinFETs (3 D circuitry)
(3) Compound Semiconductors(like indium gallium arsenide)
(4) Perovskites (new black in the field of photovoltaic)
(5) Vacuum Transistors (marriage between vacuum diodes and silicon
(6) Tunnel FETs (make use of quantum mechanical phenomenon of tunneling).

Annual General Body Meeting

Date – March 5 2014

The annual general body meeting of IEEE CET Student Branch was held on 5th March 2014 in CETA hall, CET at 12:30 PM. The event was presided over by the Student Branch Counselor, Dr. Suresh Kumaraswamy and the Robotics and Automation Society Advisor Ms Jisha V R and witnessed a gathering of over 40 members of the IEEE Student Branch. The event started with the entire IEEE gathering reading the code of ethics. After which Dr Suresh and Ms Jina both expressed their views on the IEEE Student Branch. The annual report including the achievements and events conducted and the annual budget report were presented. The new executive committee for CET Student Branch for the year 2014 to 2015 was announced during the occasion..

Open House

Date – January 30 2014

Open house was a two day long exhibition open to the public conducted by College of Engineering Trivandrum. IEEE CET also as part of the event displayed various exhibits under the banner of IEEE. Posters were also displayed creating awareness of the student branch activities, achievements and various societies.

Call for participation to IEEE GHTC-SAS student contests

1. Student Poster contest –
2. Student Video contest –
3. Student Photo contest –

Deadline for submission for all 3 contests – July 1, 2013

First Prize: Rs. 20000
Second Prize: Rs. 10000.

Outreach Program

The aim of the IEEE-IISc Outreach Program is to share the knowledge of IISc research students with Undergraduate/Post- Graduate students of any college having an IEEE-Student Branch, by conducting a short workshop or tutorial or colloquium. In this program, two to three students of IEEE-IISc student branch would come to your college and give lectures/talks/workshops on fundamental topics in engineering academics which they have explored in their research. The team will be also open to share their research experience at IISc and the why, what, and how of their areas of research.

The program would be held typically on a Saturday. Initially the program could be conducted on a quarterly basis, which later can be increased depending on the interest shown by the host Student Branch/College/Institution. The charges would be nominal and will be managed by IISc-IISc Student Branch. Local hospitality has to be provided by the host Student Branch.

Current deliverable technical subject areas(will be updated occasionally)
VLSI – Digital, Analog and Mixed Signal Design.
Signal Processing – Signal analysis, Sampling theory, Compressive sampling, Speech signal processing.
Wireless Communication – Sensor networks, Sensor technology.
Power Systems – Power Systems, Power Drives, Green Energy Design.
Photonics – Optical Sensors.
Nano-Science and Technology.
Aerospace Engineering.

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