Probe

DEPARTMENT ASSOCIATION

 

  • Association Activities

 

The ECE Association was the conception of Dr. A.L. Abdulsattar (former HOD) in March 1992 seeded with the idea of organizing a national level technical symposium which would be the first of its kind in the college.

Since its conception in 1992, the ECE Association has played the vital role of being the much needed bridge between the students and industry level research and development.

The Association organizes several events throughout the academic year like guest lectures, competitions, field trips, tech talks and most importantly PROBE, one of the largest department symposiums in India.

PROBE has played host to several industry giants such as Atmel, National Instruments, CISCO, Cypress Semiconductors, Intel, Schneider Electric and Texas Instruments through workshops and technical talks at the NIT, Trichy campus. With active participation from students in and around the region and recently with international level participation, PROBE has escalated to being a series of events held throughout the year.

The Association works with the following objectives:

  • All students of the Department of ECE, NIT Trichy are given default membership
  • To provide for all supportive co-curricular training required by students to enhance their curricular performance and keep them updated with recent trends in industry
  • To work towards bridging the distance between the textbook syllabi taught and the practical application in industry
  • To groom and nurture the qualities of teamwork, leadership, mutual understanding and co-existence and to provide exposure to public and executive communication
  • To motivate continued inspiration of the students towards core research in the field of Electronics and Communication Engineering
     

The ECE Association maintains 3 websites for its members, symposium and national connectivity respectively.

The association has currently taken up the initiative to connect the students in all other sister NITs on a single online platform with active participation from industry and academic researchers

  • Office bearers
SAI KAMAL CHAIRMAN
KALKIMURTHY TREASURER
SHRAVAN KUMAR HARIHARAN OVERALL COORDINATOR (BOYS)
KAVITHA OVERALL COORDINATOR (GIRLS)
ANAND JEBAKUMAR EXECUTIVE HEAD
RAM KALYAN ORGANISING HEAD
SIDHAARTH MURUGAN EVENTS HEAD
PAVAN DEVARASETTI WORKSHOPS HEAD
ADARSH JAGAN WORKSHOPS HEAD
R PAVAN KUMAR PUBLICITY HEAD
PREETI PARTHIBAN PUBLICITY HEAD
SHAMBHAVI GUPTA MARKETING HEAD
S HARISH HOSPITALITY HEAD
DURGA PRASAD PUBLIC RELATIONS
ADHITHYA RAMASUBRAMANIAN WEB DESIGN HEAD
T D RAHUL RAJ WEB DESIGN HEAD
MANIDEEP G V N S WEB DESIGN HEAD
N BHAVANI SHANKAR DIRECT HEAD
JAYADEVI D DESIGN HEAD
BHARATH KRISHNA OUTREACH HEAD
KARTHY EASHWAR OUTREACH HEAD

 

  • Activities (last year)

‚Äč1.Welcome Session for Second years:

‘The best way a team can work towards a common goal is by knowing and understanding each other’. The ECE Association firmly believing in this adage stepped out to welcome the freshmen into the department on 7th August. The 2nd years were introduced to the Mission and Vision of the department. A brief presentation was given on the history, the faculty, students and alumni of ECE from NIT Trichy along with the yearly activities such as PROBE, our annual international department symposium and NITTFEST the college interdepartmental cultural festival for which the department hold the record number of 6 title wins and is the current defending champion. The session succeeded in pepping up the 2nd years to enthusiastically participate in all association activities.

2. Inauguration:

 The ECE Association marked its annual inauguration ceremony on 16th September. The new student body was felicitated in the presence of Dr. Unnikrishnan Nair, the project Director of the Human Spaceflight Program, VSSC, ISRO, Trivandrum who gave an inspiring lecture. The event marked the official commencement of work by the association for the academic year 2015-2016.

3. Prakriti: 

This is the official group for Prakriti - the hands on learning club for ECE students. It was started this year for the present third year students on January under the guidance of Dr. M. Bhaskar

4. One  day workshop in M.Kumarasamy College of Engineering, Karur on Image Processing:

one day workshop in M. Kumarasamy College of Engineering, Karur on ‘Applications of Image and Signal Processing using MATLAB’ on 12th September 2015.

 This Workshop focused upon exploring new avenues with the most recent advancements in the field of Image and Signal Processing. Design and implementation methodologies via MATLAB along with its use in Engineering and scientific computing with emphasis on Image and Signal Processing was highlighted.  

5. Three day workshop on Introduction to Raspberry Pi:

The world is growing small!!! The Raspberry Pi which revolutionized pocket sized PC boards is one of the most versatile platforms for students to develop their project ideas. A three day workshop was conducted on 30th ,31st October and 1st November by ECE Association with trainers from Robotics and Machine Intelligence (RMI), the official robotics club of NIT Trichy. With hands-on training on loading the Raspbian, SSH, VNC Server, use of GPIOs, the workshop was a highly technical experience for over a dozen participant teams from NITT and Sastra University who got to take away a raspberry pi kit from the workshop.

6. HORIZONS:

 The inter-departmental cultural festival exclusively for 2nd years conducted by the ROTARACT Club saw the department standing at joint 3rd position with the CSE department. ECE students showed their talent in brilliant teamwork such as movie-making, English literary events and many other fields of extracurricular talent

  • Technical symposium

Probe

“You imagine what you desire, you will what you imagine, and at last you create what you will”
quoted George Bernard Shaw.


Engineering has been the natural form of expression for creators over the past century, breathing life and inspiration into the human race. Different streams of Engineering have manipulated available resources to a level where coming up with innovations and ideas has indeed become a challenge. To defy convention, to change age old perceptions, to capture the pulse of today’s crowd that generally has the memory of a goldfish a new breed of engineers that can think out of the widely quoted “box” is required.  This has been the crux of Probe – the genre defining symposium conducted by the Electronics and Communication department of NIT Trichy.  Probe is much more than the ouvre of diverse workshops, myriad challenging events and illuminating guest lectures. Over the years it has gobbled milestones to emerge as a living breathing testimony of the spirit and creativity of an Electronics Engineer.

PROBE had its modest beginnings in 2005 as a way for the electronics buffs all over the country to exchange ideas and has now grown into a techathlon that boasts participation from not only Indian students but also those in the Gulf, Singapore, Japan, Europe to name a few.

PROBE’s hospitality, known for making participants who visit the college at this occasion feel at home has also matured into providing a much more multi pronged approach where the focus has been to provide a wholesome learning and living experience even if it spans only two days. With a mileu of activities and workshops guaranteed to provide a life changing experience to those seeking to find their inner engineers or just be that golden achievement to those seeking to add glitter to their resume with a participation in Probe’s industry oriented workshops from Atmel, Cisco, National Instruments, Cypress Semiconductors, Intel and Schneider Electric.

PROBE has witnessed several dignitaries from the field of Research such as Mrs. Anuradha (Project leader of ISRO) and Mr.Manickavasagam(Head of Weapons Division DRDL), Dr.V.Natarajan, Joint Director of Naval Physical and Oceanographic Laboratory, Defense Research and Development Organization, Cochin
And of course-the events provide the icing on the cake with an eclectic mix of challenging, creative and plain old nerve wracking tasks right from the Online Technical Challenge, Bulls Eye to a Circuit building skill test in Embedtronix and to Probe’s newest brainchild-Electrogyan. There is also room for young innovators in Great Ideas Challenge which is a paper presentation event judged by a panel from leading industries and researchers. Additionally, there are also events for MATLAB coders and quizomaniacs in the form of MATRIX and PROBE Quiz.

PROBE is an ideal opportunity for visionaries to manifest and revel in the dreams that they have been brewing whilst doodling in soporific lectures, daydreaming on lazy afternoons or slaving over the drawing board.

 Probe’16

 

Probe ’16 – the National Level technical symposium of the Electronics and Communication Engineering Association of NIT-Trichy was not just another series of guest lectures and workshops; it was a revolution. This edition of Probe, all took place on the 6th and 7th of February, was a one-of-its kind collective effort of the very best minds comprising the ECEA. With 7 events, 7 workshops and 1 guest lecture lined up for the symposium, Probe’16 under thecanopy of Green Electronics, strived to reach out to the technologically inclined minds and worked for a cleaner, greener tomorrow.

 

What makes Probe stand out is the fact that, for the first ever time in India, the giants of the Electronics industry including Texas Instruments, Samsung, Intel, National Instruments and ARK Technologies are collaborating with this technical symposium through the organisation of absolutely stellar workshops. The inauguration of the ECE Association took place with Dr. Unnikrishnan Nair, the project Director of the Human Spaceflight Program as the chief guest for the auspicious occasion.

 

The guest lecture by Chief Guest for Probe ’16, Dr. Girish Kumar, Prof. IIT-Bombay and widely known for his research on the harmful effects of the mobile phone, is one that cannot be missed. Probe ’16 also has up its sleeve, technical demonstrations like the 3D printer and other such equipment that are making the world dance to their tunes today.

 

The guest lecture by Chief Guest for Probe ’17. Dr. Deepak Kumar Chandrashekaran , Director Traana Technologies Private Ltd, an Alumnus of NIT Trichy. He began his career as a Radar Scientist in DRDO before professional careers in Phillips Software, Phillips Healthcare and Sandisk. After spending almost 20 years in the industry, Dr. Deepak found Traana Technologies, which is committed to developing and offering state-of-the art advanced systems in the domain of sensors and communication. They presently offer design, development and support services in the areas of signal processing, embedded systems with a special focus on Radar and Sensor Signal Processing.

 

Probe ’16 google drive link for photos:

 

Activities conducted in National Level Technical Symposium every year during PROBE.

 

PROBE Activities
    2013 Battle of Bots to Verilog design contest  
Know –it-at-the-right- time –Technical Quiz
BULL’s EYE, on line treasure hunt
MATRIX , a goldmine for MATLAB codes
DSP Design Contest  
Circuit Debugging
                             2014     ARM workshop: 2days’ workshop on basics of Embedded systems, ARM(free scale of freedom board) by Li2 Innovationcompany    
Nvidia workshop: 2 days’ workshop on Nvidia CUDA 5.0,Parallel computing platform.
CISCO workshop: 1 day workshop on Basics of networking and networking solutions.
TI (Texas Instruments) workshop: hands-on workshop on Hercules MCU Launchpad, a safety processor used in industrial safety applications.
Cypress workshop: 1 day workshop on PSOC (Programmable system on chip) usage.
Agilent workshop: 1day workshop on ADS- software for RF, U wave component design.
Telelabs workshop: 1day workshop on 2G, 3G, 4G wireless technologies.
CST workshop: 1 day workshop on CST design studio- software for modeling Microwave, RF antennas and systems by computer simulation technology.
Workshop by Anritsu: use of Anritsu solutions for hand held wireless devices.
Workshop by Synopsis: AMS (Analog & mixed system verification) – design and           verification of circuits.
                 2015 Cypress - Programming the PSoC
Infysec - Cyber Security in the IoT era
Mathworks - MATLAB & Simulink for project based learning using LEGO MINDSTORMS NXT robots.
Intel - Galileo board
National Instruments - Introduction to LabVIEW( Data Acquisition and Processing in Labview)  
National Instruments - IoT Ready System ( Embedded System Design)
Technophilia - Insight to IoT, Sixth Sense

2016

WORKSHOP by SAMSUNG - INTERNET OF THINGS
WORKSHOP on DESIGNING LOW POWER SYSTEMS USING MSP430
WORKSHOP on BRAIN WAVE CONTROLLED ROBOTICS
WORKSHOP by VISION ROBOTICS - SIXTH SENSE BOTZ 
FACE RECOGNITION USING DEEP LEARNING
WORKSHOP on INTRO TO INTEL GALILEO ARDUINO BOARD
WORKSHOP by NATIONAL INSTRUMENTS - EMBEDDED SYSTEM DESIGN  
WORKSHOP by NATIONAL INSTRUMENTS - DATA AQUISITION and PROCESING IN LABVIEW 
CRYPTECH -- DECODE AND SOLVE PUZZLE AND BRAINTEASER
BULLSEYE -- ONLINE TREASURE HUNT
EMBEDTRONIX -- SOLVING REAL LIFE SCENARIOS WITH BASICS IN ELECTRONICS
PROBE QUIZ  --  TESTS ON LOGIC PUZZLES etc.
PAPER PRESENATION ---  TO SHOWCASE YOUR RESEARCH SKILLS
    ECE Magazineand DIRECT website  
           2012 ELECTROBUZZ (Creating a BUZZ in the world of ECE) Chief Editor: Sribatsa Co Editors  : Sureka,Tyson Publisher   : ECE Association of NITTrichy
          2013 ELECTROBUZZ (Creating a BUZZ in the world of ECE) Chief Editor: Swadhyaya Kumar Co Editors : Anjaly Augustine, PadmapriyaDuraisamy Publisher   : ECE Association of NITTrichy   Launch of DIRECT(Division of Institute Relation for Electronics and communication Technology) Head: Marmik Shah
             2014 DIRECT website Head: Prasanna
             2015 DIRECT website Head: Chakradhar Reddy Design Head: Venkatesh
           2016 ECE Magazine and  DIRECT Website DIRECT Head:- N Bhavani Shankar Web Design Head -- T D Rahul Raj, Manideep, Adhithya