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THE DELICIOUS RÉSUMÉ

Participants: 45

Date : 11 / 02 / 15

A much needed talent for all engineering students alike is resume writing. Whether it be a job seeker or an aspirant for higher studies a resume is mandatory. Kiran Rajmohan, IEEE SB Chair, put forward his thoughts and shared his experiences on how to cook up the perfect resume. Providing the participants with guidelines and assistance with their resumes, this program was aimed exclusively for pre final year students from all branches alike. The event included showcasing of real resumes as examples and included a scrutiny and analysis on what to and not to do while writing a resume..

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

Objectives:

  • 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

Objectives:

  • 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

 

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IEEE All Kerala Student Congress

Participants: 300
Date : 26/09/14 to 28/09/14

 

The College of Engineering, Trivandrum hosted the All Kerala Students Congress (AKSC), 2014 on the 26, 27 and 28th of September. The event coincided with the 75th year celebrations of the college. Shri B Ramani, executive director of C DAC and Dr. G Vijayaraghavan, CEO of Techno Park and a Kerala State Planning Board Member, presided over the inauguration. The 3 day event was packed with 250 plus registrations from 25 colleges in the state, more than 50 Volunteers, 7 speakers with 11 sessions and 7 workshops ranging from technical to entrepreneurial. Some of the highlights include a machine learning and data analytics session by Dr. Deepak Garg, theChairman of the IEEE Computer Society India, which dealt with the promises, possibilities and machine learning in the field of artificial intelligence. A Node JS workshop was held under the guidance of PraseedPaiwho has been working in the IT/Engg software industry for more than 2 decades.

In addition to the technical aspects of engineering, participants were taught about the mechanics of creative thinking in an intense one day workshop, ReCreate by Parameswaran E.K., Senior Vice President for Servion Global Solutions. There were discussions on the innovation required for industrial advancement and economic value creation. SijoKuruvila, Founder CEO of Start-up village, covered yet another aspect of modern day engineering with his talk on the entrepreneurship revolution.

For those looking to test their skills, coding and circuit debugging competitions were held as part of the event.

Other speakers include AnivarAravind, Technology Management Consultant who spoke on Language computing, a FOSS event, and DhanuPattanashetti, Client Services University Program Manager who took a session on IEEE Xplore. With the success of the Mangalyan mission, it seemed apt that a session be taken on the Orbiter mission. Shri S Premkumar, Group Director of Avionics Production and Parts Management Group of VSSC conducted the session.

It wasn’t all about the learning either. Every evening the students of CET entertained the crowd with cultural events like duet and solo singing, mimicry, a musical skit as well as band and Acapella performances by the Music Club of CET. As part of the Nuclear Disarmament Celebrations, Najeeb, a student of the college narrated the story of Sadako Sasaki and the 1000 cranes with his live sand art demonstration. After that, the participants got together to complete the Big Picture, a huge jigsaw puzzle, which finally revealed itself to be the word ‘Peace’.

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WIE Group Discussions

Week 1- GD Session (01/08/14)
Turnout – 20 -25 students
Duration -An hour and half
Moderator – Annette Ma’am

Topics Discussed:
1) The wheel is round and round
2) Reservations-Is it time for a change?
3) Do we really need classrooms?
The first session of the weekly program proposed for this academic year saw a huge turnout especially from second years. Lack of fluency in English is a problem faced by most of us. This event will serve as a platform for improving our communication skills. While there is an active Debate Club functioning in college, most students are hesitant to join these meetings as these sessions mostly deal with event like J.A.M which requires a person to be witty, spontaneous and have excellent command over the English language. Most students voted for having more abstract topics to encourage them to think outside the box.

 
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B PLANNED

“ Why join the navy when you can be a pirate?” So said one of the most innovative entrepreneur the world has ever seen, the co- founder of the renowned Apple Inc., Steve Jobs.

In the past couple of years, the wave of entrepreneurship has set in many parts of the nation. More students are showing the audacity to venture out with new innovative ideas and develop them. They prefer to be Job Providers rather than Job Seekers. However, many a times, the brilliant ideas of many youth remain unvoiced owing to the lack of a platform to put forth the ideas or funds to go ahead with their idea.

Our endeavor was to reach out out to the aspiring entrepreneurs and to give them a platform to  put forth some of the brilliant thoughts in their young and vibrant minds. The aim was to provide the participants a good exposure, to hone their ideas and get advice from top notch experts.

The event, BPlanned, was an All Kerala Technical Business Plan Competition that was organised in close association with StartUp Village, a technology business incubator in Kochi that is funded by both the private and the public sector. The event , which saw an overwhelming participation from across the State, was held in two phases.

 

PHASE 1 : Abstract Submission

 

The applicants were asked to submit an abstract of their business idea in not more than 500 words. They were to give a brief write up regarding the business canvas model of their idea.

It saw an overwhelming response from students. From the 40+ responses we received, top five were chosen to proceed to the next on-site round. The selection process was done by George Paul, Vice President of StartUp Village, Kochi along with Tom Thomas,  project manager, Energy Open Innovation Zone at Startup Village.

 

Phase 2 : Idea Presentation

 

The finalist teams had to prepare a detailed polished business plan. The teams were asked to  prepare a 20 minute presentation on the business plan for their product .This was followed by a Q&A session where the expert jury and the other contestants and audience would question the various aspects of their model. The criterion the judges looked out for mainly included 1) Quality of the idea 2) Clarity and Persuasiveness of the Oral presentation 3)Practicality of idea 4) Innovation etc to mention a few.

 

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The expert jury consisted of

1)Tanish Thakker, Manager of Strategic Alliances, StartUp Village : Tanish has been a part of the Startup Village team for about 6 Months, prior to which he lived in the USA for four years and then moved to England (UK) where he graduated from the University of Northampton as a Business Studies graduate.  He is now working with Startup Village as the Manager of Strategic Alliances where he focuses on building relations with all the stakeholders involved with Startup Village.

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2)Prof. K.G. Satheesh Kumar, Dean, Academics , Asian School of Business : Prof. K.G. Satheesh Kumar has over 28 years of industry experience including as CEO of Techno park, Trivandrum (1997- 2000); the CEO, Specialized Global (India) Pvt. Ltd (2000-2001); and Management Consultant, VMA Consultants Pvt Ltd., Trivandrum (2001-2007). He has a B.Tech degree and an MBA from the University of Kerala. He is currently doing his Ph.D at Amrita University. He is a Visiting Professor at Indian Institute of Management (IIM), Kozhikode. He was the National Secretary (2007 and 2008), IEEE India Council

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3)Prof. Chandramohan, Director of  MBA, School of Mangement, CET:

  • Director at Cooperative Institute of Management and Technology (CIMAT), Trivandrum
  • Executive Director at MVS Software Consulting Inc
  • Director at Kerala Institute of Tourism and Travel studies
  • Deputy Chief Project Coordinator at NATPAC

Winners

The winners of the event were Deepak Venkateswaran and Jimmy Jose from CET.

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