ECE

National Conference - NCSEE '14

The second chapter of the National Conference on Systems, Energy & Environment (NCSEE 2014) organized by GCE Kannur was held during 1-2 August 2014. It was coordinated by the Department of ECE and was funded by TEQIP-II and Kerala State Centre for Science, Technology and Environment (KSCSTE). Dr. V. I. Beena, Dean-PG studies has served as the Convener and the PG coordinators of each Department, Dr. A. Ranjith Ram (ECE), Dr. P. Mahesh Kumar (ME), Prof. T. Valsalan (EEE) and Dr. K. N. Rajesh (CE) have served as the Organizing Secretaries. There received 120 papers out of which 87 papers were selected after review, for oral presentation in the conference.

The registration started at 9 AM, on 1st August 2014 followed by the inaugural function, for which the chief guest was Dr. E. Sreedharan, former Principal Advisor to Delhi Metro Rail Project. He also delivered the key-note address for NCSEE '14. That auspicious occasion was also blessed with the presence of the founder Principal of NCSEE, Dr. K. C. Raveendranathan. The conference proceedings was officially published by presenting a copy to Dr. K. C. Raveendranathan by Dr. E. Sreedharan. The inaugural function was presided over by Dr. V. Syam Prakash, Principal, GCE Kannur. Dr. V. I. Beena had the welcome address, Dr. P. Mahesh Kumar had the felicitation and Dr. A. Ranjith Ram expressed the vote of thanks. Dr. E. Sreedharan also found time to have an interactive session with the enthusiastic students of GCE Kannur. All these events were held in the CGPU Hall, of which live video streaming was done to the college auditorium and the office.

The afternoon sessions were categorized on a Departmental basis. There were individual key-note lectures for each department which were held at the respective seminar halls. Expert faculty from Academia were invited for the same, of which the details are given below :

1 CE Department Dr. M. C. Nataraja
Professor, Dept. of Civil Engineering
Sri Jayachamarajendra College of Engineering Mysore
"Advances in Concrete Mix Proportioning - A Technical
2 ME Department Dr. P. B. Dhanish
Assistant Professor Dept. of Mechanical Engineering
NIT Calicut
"Surface Finish Measurement - Recent Developments"
3 EEE Department Dr. B. Jayanand
Professor Dept. of EEE
Govt. Engineering College Idukki
4 ECE Department Dr. Rama Komaragiri
Associate Professor Dept. of ECE
NIT Calicut
"Green Electronics"

The key-note sessions were followed by technical paper presentation sessions by the researchers nation-wide. The sessions were chaired by academic experts from various institutes like NIT Calicut, SJCE Mysore, GEC Idukki, GEC Thrissur, GEC Kozhikode etc.

A poster presentation program namely TEXPOSURE '14 was also held in connection with the conference in which the passing out PG students of GCE Kannur showcased their research findings. The essence of their M. Tech. thesis were outlined an a poster and were arranged for display in the Drawing Halls 307 and 308. CE and ME posters were arranged in one room and those for EEE and ECE, in the other.

On the second day of the conference, there continued the department-wise technical paper presentations and TEXPOSURE '14. The valedictory session was conducted at 3 PM in the CGPU Hall, in which Dr. K. C. Raveendranathan himself has served as the Chief Guest. He distributed the certificates for the best paper awards. Dr. V. Syam Prakash presided over the function, Dr. T. D. John (ME) had the welcome speech and Dr. A. Ranjith Ram, the Organizing Secretary, expressed the vote of thanks.

The first and the most important outcome of NCSEE '14 is the motivation attained due to Dr. E. Sreedharan's speech on "Ethics and Values in Engineering Practices". The teaching as well as the student community was really moved by his enchanting speech. The factors mentioned by him - punctuality, integrity etc., are surely to be brought into practice in all fields of Engineering - both profession & Education.

Secondly, the research community in the national level got an opportunity to visit GCE Kannur and share their valuable research findings with other delegates and faculty. Consequently, the PG students of our institution also got benefited by getting an opportunity to present their research paper in a national forum. The faculty members of our institution also got an opportunity to interact with all the dignitaries and delegates and share the knowledge.

In the paper presentation program TEXPOSURE 2014, all the theses of the passing out PG students were showcased as posters and everybody associated with NCSEE could watch the research activities that are being carried out at GCE Kannur, for the last two years.  The PG & UG students, Technical staff, Ministerial staff and the Faculty members were really inspired by NCSEE '14 and TEXPOSURE '14. Such academic activities will surely cultivate professionalism and increase the ranking of our institution.