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Electronics &
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Electronics & Communication

Association & Activities

The Electronics And Communication Students Technical association ‘ELECSTA’ was formed in 2004.

This association aims at enhancing the technical knowledge of students by conducting various programs like organizing expert lectures, workshops, seminars, industrial visits, Intra &  inter department technical  competitions  and in bringing out the passion, intelligence and creativity in them for bridging the gap between Academics & Industry. It also helps to create the ability to understand and effectively communicate engineering and related concepts, nurture entrepreneurship and leadership qualities to enhance their roles in providing service to the society.

ELECSTA ‘Activities 2018 – 19′

The department of Electronics and Communication Engineering has organized association inauguration function, ELECSTA – (Electronics and Communication Students Technical Association) on 24th November 2018 for the academic year 2018 – 19. The inaugural ceremony was presided by Dr. Alex Mathew (President, Toc H Public School Society).  Dr.Deepa Elizabeth George, HOD ECE department, detailed on the department curricular and co-curricular activities over the academic year 2017-18. Er.C.S.Varghese (Secretary,Toc H Public School Society) and Dr.Preethi Thekketh,Principal  felicitated the gathering. The office Bearers for the year 2018-19 were introduced. The event was graced by the presence of Mr. M.X. Paul Vincent (Treasurer, Toc H Public School Society) and Mr. K.A. Simon (Director, Toc H Public School Society). Following the inauguration ,the Department newsletter ESCAN was released. Also, the Launch of  SPAN –Skill Planning and AcquisitioN Cell that will identify and plan skill development programs according to current industrial requirements was conducted .  

Visit of Dr Suresh Subramaniam, George Washington University, USA

Dr Suresh Subramaniam, Professor and Chair, Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, School of Engineering and Applied Science, George Washington University, Washington D.C., USA, visited TIST on 26th July, 2018. The visit was organized by the Department of ECE, TIST and the IEEE branch of TIST.

Dr Suresh Subramaniam is an IEEE Fellow and is currently on a lecture tour as an IEEE Distinguished Lecturer visiting premier institutions all over India, China and Singapore. It was an honor that such an eminent person visited our campus. He interacted with faculty and students clearly answering their queries on technical matters and also the requirements and procedures for higher studies in the U.S. He encouraged students to excel in their academics and also stressed the importance of undertaking projects, publishing papers and participating in technical events. He also gave inputs on the ways to maximize the benefits of IEEE membership.

Dr Suresh Subramaniam’s group is involved in developing novel network architectures and algorithms and conducting performance analyses of networks. His particular interests include fiber-optic and free-space-optic networks, data center networks, and cloud computing and networking. His distinctions include several research publications in reputed journals, Editor of several books, Associate Editor, IEEE/ACM Transactions on Networking, Chair, IEEE ComSoc Optical Networking Technical Committee and many more.

Dr Suresh Subramaniam was very appreciative of the infrastructure, laboratory facilities and the scenic beauty of the TIST campus.

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IEEE International Conference on Emerging Trends and Innovation in Engineering and Technological Research (ICETIETR 2018)

Department of Electronics and Communication Engineering organized an IEEE International Conference on Emerging Trends and Innovation in Engineering and Technological Research (ICETIETR 2018) which was held from 11th to 13th July at TOC H Institute of Science and Technology, Arakkunnam, Eranakulam. The conference was technically co-sponsored by the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE).There were delegates from 55 institutions in attendance, including top ranked institutions such as King Saud University, Saudi Arabia and VIT University, Vellore.

ICETIER 2K18 had a very high level and extensive scientific program consisting of:

  • Three invited talks by Dr. David Hong Jer Lang( Cheif Research Officer, Evault Technologies Sdn. Bhd., Malaysia )on “Networking” , Dr. R.Balaji( Scientist, Centre for Fuel cell Technology, ARCI, Chennai)on “Fuel Cell Technology” and Dr. R.Rajesh Kannan (Scientist, Center for Nano Science and Nanotechnology, Kalpakkam) on “Nanotechnology in Molecular Science”
  • A total of 12 panel sessions conducted simultaneously at 3 venues (Ramanujan Hall, Chanakya Hall and Tagore Hall).

The International conference was inaugurated by honorable Vice Chancellor of CUSAT, Dr. J Letha on 11th July, 2018.

Lamp Lighting by Dr. J.Letha
Lamp Lighting by Dr. J.Letha

The inaugural ceremony was presided by Dr. Alex Mathew (President, Toc H Public School Society). Dr. Deepa Elizabeth George (Conference General Chair & Head of ECE Department) addressed the gathering with a warm welcome. Dr. Hong Jer Lang (Chief Research Officer, Evault Technologies Sadn.Bhd. Malaysia) , Dr. Mini Ulanat (Chair, WIE AG of IEEE Kerala Section), Dr. R.Rajesh Kannan (Scientist, Center for Nano Science and Nanotechnology, Kalpakkam), Dr. R.Balaji (Scientist, Center for Fuel Cell Technology, ARCI, Chennai), and Mr. Shahim Baker (Secretary, IEEE Kerala Section) were the guests of honor. The inaugural ceremony concluded at 12.00 PM and was followed by an invited talk on “Networking” by Dr. David Hong Jer Lang

Invited talk by Dr. Hong Jer Lang
Invited talk by Dr. Hong Jer Lang

The conference had a number of social activities including Opening Ceremony, Welcome Reception, Coffee Breaks and Lunches. A resplendent cultural program presented South Indian traditions and culture to attendees

Cultural session
Cultural session

ELECSTA ‘Activities 2017 – 18′

PROJECT EXPO’ 2K18 

The Project Exhibition of the final year ECE students was conducted on 19th March, 2018. The venue gave the students an opportunity to showcase their projects on various domains. To list a few :

Advanced Braille Tutor with Wi-Fi Assistance
Military UAV
Solar Powered Automatic Poly House And Talking Plant
Autonomous Food Serving Robot
Digital Switch Board
Wi-Fi Based Through Wall Imaging

INDUSTRIAL VISIT TO ADVANCED CENTRE FOR ATMOSPHERIC RADAR RESEARCH (ACARR ) on 21st Feb 2018

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A visit was arranged to ACARR , CUSAT on 21/2/2018, Wednesday, for  the  final year students. The visiting team comprised of a total of 55 students along with two faculty members. There was an   Introductory session by Dr.M.G Manoj,Scientist, ACARR about the Phased Array Antenna System and the key features of the ST RADAR system followed by a talk by Mr.Rajesh Varadarajan, Senior Engineer.

The team visited the Antenna Floor and interacted with the scientists and engineers and got a better understanding about the technology which is implemented at the Radar Centre and its future scope. There was a RadioSonde Launch which made the team aware that the real time conditions of the atmosphere can be  continuously monitored in the Control Unit. The visit concluded around 3:00 pm.

The visit to the Centre thus helped in correlating theoretical knowledge with practical implementation mainly in the field of RADAR Systems, Signal Processing, Image Processing, and Microwave Engineering which could be utilized for future research work.

Explanation of ST Radar System  by Dr .M.G.Manoj, Scientist, ACAAR

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Explanation of  ST  Radar System  to our students by Dr .M.G.Manoj, Scientist ACAAR

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THE RADIOSONDE LAUNCH Explanation of  ST  Radar System  to 

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A Seminar on “Embedded systems and IOT” was conducted by KELTRON (Govt. of Kerala undertaking), in association with IETE on 15.01.2018 for the S6 students. The students got an insight into Industrial Enhancement of Embedded systems and Internet of Things(IoT).

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A  Technical Talk on “Future trends in Electronics Industry” by experts from KELTRON, was conducted on 16.01.2018 for S2 & S4 students, in association with IETE. The emphasis of the talk was more on interdisciplinary applications of technologies in electronics

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Eclectic 2017

Department of Electronics & Communication presented “ECLECTIC 2017” on 24th & 25th Aug 2017. Click here to view https://youtu.be/36A664vL0N0

SOCIAL COMMITMENT & EMPOWERMENT ACTIVITIES

ELECSTA in association with IEEE students forum took up social commitment and empowerment activities for “EMPOWERING YOUNG GENERATION TOWARDS ENGINEERING EDUCATION” named “Enlighten 2.0”. The final year students played a vital role in organizing a workshop related to the same, in various schools in the month of July 2017.The workshop also introduced the students to simple electronic circuits and their implementation on bread board.

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TECHNICAL  TALKS/SEMINARS

TALK ON ELECTRONIC PRODUCT DESIGN BY MR. S THOMAS SALU DIRECTOR DIGICORE  TECHNOLOGIES LIMITED ON 20th JULY 2017

To provide the latest technical knowledge in the field of Electronic Product Design, ELECSTA  organized a technical talk by in association with Digital Core Technologies on 20th  July 2017.  Mr. S. Thomas, CEO, Digital Core Technologies Pvt. Ltd., spoke on the occasion. A  firm believer in ‘Quality by Design’, he has more than 26 years of industry experience in Telecom, Embedded Systems design, deployment, verification and mentoring in the State-of the-Art technologies.

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ELECSTA   Activities 2016 – 17

INAUGURATION  OF ELECSTA ACTIVITIES FOR THE YEAR2016-17 BY MS.PRADEEPA.R, SCIENTIST  NPOL  on Aug 20, 2016

ELECSTA & ECE TIST student branch activities 2016-’17 were inaugurated by Ms. Pradeepa. R,  Scientist ,Naval Physical & Oceanographic  Laboratories (NPOL), Kochi, on 20th August 2016.

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The inauguration was followed by a technical talk on Advanced DSP and its field of applications. The session was informative, interactive and also focused on R& D opportunities for faculty members as well as students.

TECHNICAL TALK ON BY MR. RIZVIN ON 20th FEBRUARY 2017

A personality development program was organized  on 20th February 2017,,which  included a technical talk on  “HOW TO FACE INTERVIEWS”by  Mr.Rizvin an alumnus  of   the department.

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FAB LAB VISIT ON 25th MARCH 2017

A visit to the Fabrication Laboratory (FabLab) Trivandrum was organized  on 25th March 2017 as part of promoting innovation ,research and entrepreneurship. A Fabrication Laboratory (FabLab) is a technical prototyping platform for innovation and invention. It is a small scale workshop offering digital fabrication which empowers the users to create smart devices for themselves which can be tailored to local or personal needs.

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 ‘ELECSTA ‘ Activities 2015 -16

Sl.No.Name of the Visting/Adjunct/Emeritus FacultyOrganizationName of Course/Training/Project
1Mr.MadhuGrey TechnologiesWorkshop on MATLAB Simulink
2Dr. P. Girija VallabhanCUSAT  (IETE)Talk on Photonics
3Mr.Thomas SaluCEO,Digital Core TechnologiesTalk on Embedded Systems
4Mr.Sujith JoseDesign Engineer, Samsung IndiaTalk on Embedded Systems
5Dr.PradeepaScientist, NPOLWorkshop Digital Signal Processing
6Prof. Arumugan & Prof. DevakumarNEC Kovilpatti.Workshop on “Android Based Embedded Product Design”
7Mr.Lentin Joseph CEO, Qbotics LabsWorkshop on Open CV Python

 ‘ELECSTA ‘ Activities 2014 -15

Sl.No.Name of the Visting/Adjunct/Emeritus FacultyOrganizationName of Course/Training/Project
1Experts from VisionicsVisionics India Pvt.Ltd. TVMWorkshop on EdwinXP
2Dr.B NjagatapBARC,MumbaiRecent Trends in laser Applications
3Dr. V P N NampooriProfessor, CUSATIntroduction to :Lasers
4Dr. R RajeshNPOL, KochiSignal Processing
5Dr.P Murali KrishnaNPOL, KochiCommunication and Signal Processing
6Dr. Samuel VargheseNest,KochiLaser Based Imaging & Medical Devices
7Joly Cyriac Holmarc,Opto-Mechatronics Pvt. Ltd. ,KochiChallenges in Optoelectronic Components Manufacturing
8Dr. V. NatarajanNPOL KochiLasers for MEMS fabrication
9Tata Sudhakar National Institute Of Ocean Technology ChennaiTsunami warning System India
10Dr. M.V. Rajesh, Principal ISSAT,MuvattupuzhaPrincipal ISSAT, MuvattupuzhaTechnical Talk on  Intelligent Signal Processing
11Prof. K VijayakumarProfessor, Rtd Scientist NPOLTechnical Talk on “Bio Inspired Vision Processor”
12Prof. A. K PrakashProfessor, Rtd Scientist NPOLTechnical Talk on “Communication Systems”
14Mr. John JoseProfessor, RSETSeminar on Recent Advances in Multicore Interconnection networks