Technology gives the quietest student, a voice
By R. P. Ajeesh (B.E. Biomedical Engineering, 2013-2017)
Photos by R. P. Ajeesh (B.E. Biomedical Engineering, 2013-2017)
and Adithan.K (B.E Mechanical, 2014-2018)
Kriya has been regarded as the contrivance of Students Union, which is held annually to exhibit the latent talents of archetypal engineers across the country. There were 8 workshops, 4 paper presentations, and 36 events under electrical, engineering, management, quiz, coding and general categories. Kriya offers a prestigious platform for students, industrialists and academic persons to interact and share the enhancing experiences related to the concerned domains.
The tagline of KRIYA-2K16 tells us that it is a global clash of techno talents. The inauguration of Kriya-2k16 was held at the D-Block conference hall. The welcome note was given by Dr. Natarajan, HOD (Department of Mechanical Technology). The special address was given by Dr. Prakasan, HOD (Department of Production Engineering). The presidential address was given by Mr. Shoaib Mehraj from Accenture, the official sponsor of Kriya-2K16. The details of Kriya-2k16 and its variations from the other versions were given by Mr. K. Arun, Chairperson, Students Union. The vote of thanks was given by Ms. R. Asha Priyanka, Co-Chairperson, Students Union.
The events and workshops were conducted in various halls and rooms of the college. An official website was created for registration of events and workshops and also as a reference for the same. On the spot registration was also conducted for the students.
Brief discussions of some of the events and workshops are given along with the pictures!
It was an exotic workshop that mainly focused on interfacing sensors with personal computers using the software Lab VIEW. The workshop dealt with various mind storming sessions and hands-on training. 100 registrations were called for the workshop and the participants were made to attend two sessions containing 50 students per session.
Mobile Robotics with LABVIEW
The increase in use of embedded systems had led to revolutions in automobile industry. This workshop focused in such applications and thus taught the participants the future of automobiles. The topics covered include Introduction to LabVIEW, Control & Function Front Panel & Block Diagram, NXT Programming blocks, Introduction to sensors and encoders, building a NXT LEGO car, Line follower using light sensor, Proportional control for driving a car etc.
For those who were willing to work smarter with digital technology, this workshop served to be the one-stop platform. Participants got a clear knowledge about the digital technologies which helps people to control remotely anywhere in the world through networking. The topics covered include Smart grid, Power system Automation, Information and communication technology for power utility, Power Industry communication protocols, Demonstration of IEC 61850 protocol substation automation system.
Advanced Material Characterization
Materials Characterization featured original articles and state-of-the-art reviews on theoretical and practical aspects of the structure and behavior of materials. This workshop with case studies made a complete package which provides a platform to enhance the illumination in the characterization of materials among the students.
Visualization of Mathematics
Visualization is the base for modeling. The workshop focused on teaching the engineering students to visualize mathematical concepts by which the participants could map the concepts to the practically realizable models. It was helpful for them to interpret the mathematical results in physical or other terms to see what it practically means and implies. This workshop greatly helped engineering students in mathematical modeling.
Industrial Engineering Concepts
Through interactive discussions, industrial cases and practice sessions, participants were be able to realize the benefits like Appreciation of the importance of industrial engineering, Understanding the essentials of industrial engineering concepts, Developing skills to manage change, Grouping specific tools of industrial engineering, Developing managerial perspectives of various business processes, Developing working knowledge of the various methodologies and tools available to effectively manage the 5M’s viz. Manpower, Machines, Materials, Methods and Money. For all those who love to manage things around their workplace, this workshop was the best option.
RC Car Race
For all those Racer fans, this event served to be battle involving dirt and some exclaimed spectators conducted by the Department of Automobile Engineering. There were totally 4 rounds namely the Time Trail-1, Time Trail-2, Semi Final and the Finals.
The participant was asked to make a model of a monument of their own based on different aspects of structural fields in Civil Engineering. There were two rounds where the participants were given the required materials.
For all those shrewd questioning wizards with technical brains, the Instrumentation and Control Engineering Association conducted this event, where the participants were given challenges and simulation projects.
Crack the track
From the same association, this event was especially for the ones that solve mazes with robots! This event was held for a full day with all the instructions clearly provided by the candidate. Evaluation was based on crossing of checkpoints.
From the EEE Association, this annually conducted event focused on the machine knowledge of the participants in three rounds.
From the same association, this event tested the technical awareness of participants regarding various devices, their applications and their circuits involving them in three rounds.
From the department of Robotics and Automation, this event is mainly for the autonomous robots conducted in three rounds.
This event by the Information Technology Association tested the candidate’s App Development skills. It was conducted in three rounds and in the final round, the candidates were asked to give ideas and develop an app based on it.
For all those Sherlocks out there, this event by the Biotechnology Engineering Association proved to be the one to try, where the crowd was quite large. A common scenario like a murder plot was given to all the candidates to solve the mystery using the clues given to them.
This event by the Civil Engineering Associations was all about planning. A problem was given on the spot and the participants were asked to build a plan for a town in AutoCad which required certain constraints to be met. The evaluation was based on factors like cost and space optimization.
This was a coding event from the Computer Science and Engineering Association, in which skills like problem solving, algorithm development and implementations in real time environments were tested.
This was yet another event from the same association of similar context of coding. The candidates participated in three rounds and evaluated based upon their output prediction, program debugging, correctness, and knowledge in areas like machine learning, open source, corporate etc.
This event by the ISTE was an interesting, technical and fun-filled! The management skills of the partcipants were evaluated in three rounds. Each team initially provided with a pseudo-money of 100 crores was instructed to select a team of cricketers and the team with the highest amount of money in the final round was declared as the winner.
From the Production Engineering Association, this event was aimed at testing the participants’ knowledge in mechanical field and skills like creativity, innovation and presentation. Two rounds of technical and product development were conducted. Thw winner is selected on the basis upon the cost constraints and feasibility of the solutions.
From the Textile Association, this event was conducted in three rounds – Prelims, Connexions, TexQuest. The final round was a classical treasure hunt which took place in the textile department premises.
The prize money and certificates for all the winners were provided through the conveners mostly on the third day itself. Kriya-2k16 was altogether a great success event, which embarked the brand name of our college. What makes the event more memorable was the active participation of students from our college and also from other colleges. The feedback and suggestions obtained from the participants served to be most helpful for redefining the standard of the event for the coming years.
R. P. Ajeesh(III Year Biomedical Engineering) is a devouring reader and loves to write about mysteries and relationships. He is passionate about journalism, loves camping and music. He has a great deal of interest in crime thrillers and detective stories.
Adithan.K (B.E Mechanical, 2014-2018) is a high spirited reader, enthusiastic gamer, who enjoys occasional coding, out-of-the box thinking, and often left awed by the very twisted fiber of nature and amorphously, by the scientific and engineering environment.
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Technology gives the quietest student, a voice