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1 N E W S LETTER Vol. XXXV, No. 8 Monthly visit us at : August, First Indian Engineering Deans Council Global Summit held at GRT Grand Convention Centre, Chennai on 31st July & 1st August, 2015 The First Indian Engineering Deans Council Global Summit on Engineering Education - Current Scenario & Future Prospects was held on 31st July & 1st August, 2015 at GRT Grand Convention Centre, Chennai. The summit was inaugurated by Padmashree Dr. D.Y. Patil, Former Governor, Tripura, Bihar & West Bengal and Founder President, D.Y. Patil Group of Institutions. The Chief Guest of the programme was Dr. Anil D. Sahasrabudhe, Chairman, All India Council for Technical Education, New Delhi and the Guests of Honour of the function was Vidya Ratna Shri R.S. Munirathinam, Founder Chairman, RMK Group of Institutions, Chennai. The other eminent dignitaries on the dias during the inaugural function were Dr. Hans J. Hoyer, Director General, IFEES, USA; Dr. Michael K.J. Milligan, Executive Director & CEO, ABET, USA and Prof. Pratapsinh K. Desai, President, ISTE. The President, ISTE delivered the welcome address. Dr. K. Manivannan,Vice President, ISTE was the Organising Chairman and Prof. Vijay D. Vaidya, Executive Secretary ISTE was Organising Vice-Chairman of the Global Summit. The Organising Secretaries of the summit were Dr. Buta Singh Sidhu, Dean (Academic), PTU, Jalandhar; Prof. B.R. Sarmah, Vice President, ISTE; Dr. T.S. Indumathi, Hon. Treasurer, ISTE, New Delhi and Prof. R. Hariharan, Projects Coordinator, ISTE. During the technical session eminent speakers discussed on various theme. Improving the Quality of Teaching, Learning and Research at Engineering Institutions by Prof. R. Natarajan, Former Director, IIT Madras; Prof. Alfred B,. Ngowi, Central University of Technology, South Africa; Dr. Abhay Wagh, Director, MSBTE, Mumbai; Prof. K.P. Isaac, Vice Chancellor, Kerala Technological Univ ersity, Triv andrum ; Fostering Stronger Industry/Institute Collaboration and Global Challenges in Engineering Education by Dr. Anil D. Sahsrabudhe, Chairman, AICTE; Dr. M. Anandakrishnan, Chairman, Board of Directors, IIT Kanpur; Prof. Hasan Mandal, Council of Higher Education, Turkey and Mr. Kiran Patil, Chairman and Inauguration by Padmashree Dr. D.Y. Patil, Former Governor, Tripura, Bihar & West Bengal alongwith the eminent dignitaries. Eminent dignitaries on the dias during the inauguration of First IEDC Global Summit on 31st July,

2 GLIMPSES OF FIRST IEDC GLOBAL SUMMIT Managing Director, Ghatge Patil Industries, Kolhapur; Strenthening Governance, Leadership and Management in Engineering Institutions by Dr. Micheal K.J. Milligan, Executive Director, ABET, USA; Prof. B.S. Sonde, Former Vice Chancellor, Goa University; Dr. Rajnish Srivastava, Director, NIT Hamirpur and Dr. Raikar, Director, Sanjay Godawat Engineering College, Kolhapur; Enhancing Quality of Research and Development Activities in Institutions by Dr. Ashok Saxena, University of Arkansas, USA; Dr. Christina White, Engineering Education Research, Singapore; Dr. S.K. Mahajan, Director, DTE, Maharashtra; Dr. G.D. Yadav, Vice Chancellor; Institute of Chemical Technology, Mumbai; Dr. Krishna Vedula, Chairman, IUCEE, USA and Building Innovation and Entrepreneurship in Engineering Education by Dr. Seeram Ramakrishna, National University, Singapore; Dr. Kannan Moudgalya, IIT Bombay; Dr. Obiazi Adagbonyin, Alli Ambrose University, Nigeria. The Panel Discussion was conducted on the theme International Collaborations towards Meeting Industry Expectations Globally. The speakers were Dr. Hans Hoyer, Director General, 2 IFEES, USA-Chairman; Mr. Harsh K. Jha, Tata Metaliks, Pune; Mr. Kiran Patil, Chairman and Managing Director, Ghatge Patil Industries, Kolhapur; Mr. K.P. Murthy, Skill Development Consultant, MicoBosch, Bangalore. The Vice Chancellors Meeting was organised on the theme Role of Professional Societies in Engineering Education chaired by Dr. Anil D. Shahasrab udhe, Chairm an, AICTE. A special presentation by Mr. Sundramoorthy, M-Tutor Pvt. Ltd., Chennai and by CADEM Technologies, Pune were conducted on first day. The interactive Session on the theme Role of Professional Institutions in Quality Improvement - Action Plan was held on second day. The key speakers were Dr. Hans Hoyer, IFEES; Prof. Pratapsinh.K. Desai, ISTE; Dr. Avichal Kapur, NBA; Dr. Hasan Mandal, GEDC; and Dr. Abhai Kum ar, Principal, Thyagarajar College of Engineering, Madurai. The Valedictory function was held on 1st August, 2015 with a vote of thanks given by Dr. Elwin Chandra Monie, Principal, RMK Engineering College, Kavaraipettai.

3 PRESIDENT S COLUMN Science and Technology for Rural Development Education is, not only acquiring knowledge and learning skills, but also includes an overall training of the mind, including an inculcation of social consciousness and a certain set of values and attitudes. The most important task for any country is to aim at eradication of mass poverty by spreading the benefits of science and technology. Our science education laid great emphasis on disciplines like science, technology, chemical engineering, physics, chemistry, nano-technology and so on. Agricultural education was not supported adequately and the interaction of science with agriculture was practically nil. The process of linking up the existing scientific infrastructure of prestigious research laboratories, traditional- bound universities and professional institutions with the social structure of country is a difficult task. Of the population in developing countries considered to be in absolute or relative poverty, more than 80 % percent are estimated to live in rural areas and rural development can therefore be described as a strategy to improve the economic and social life of this specific group of people. The problem in India is that the benefits of the planning and development process have not trickled down to those for whom they are most essential. Impressive buildings and up-to-date equipment are there but what comes out of them does not in any way add to the comfort of the people. Research is conducted for the sake of research. Increasingly, science is getting away from the people. It is concentrating on methods to destroy humanity, not to give it comfort. Village development is a highly complex endeavour and an integrated approach involving various disciplines of science and technology is needed to effectively implement the projects in rural areas for the benefit of the common man. The concept of an integrated approach has been mooted with the objective of looking for a uniform, harmonious growth in various areas of agriculture, waste utilization, agro-industries, rural housing, health, family planning etc. Transfer of appropriate technology to Indian villages, which is a major challenge, can to a large extent solve the problem of the economy of the villages. India is not technologically poor any more, as seen from the growth of industries and national research laboratories, but it continues to remain poor in terms of the quality of life of the majority of its people or in terms of its continued dependence on imported technology and aid and search for foreign collaborations. Pandit Jawaharlal Nehru said, It is science alone that can solve the problem of hunger and poverty, of insanitation and illiteracy, of superstition and deadening custom and tradition, of vast resources running to waste, of a rich country inhabited by starving people. The attitude with regard to the role of educational institutions in national development, by and large disappeared in the post-independence era. With regard to the universities, it has been increasingly realized in recent years that the present policy of confining education within the walls of a college of university is undesirable and that the whole community and the social environment should become the learning place. Basic science must be pursued but not at the cost of incurring social indictment and not by people who have no attitude for basic science. Many young scientists, stepping into the threshold of a career in science, complain of lack of proper guidelines, objectives and leadership and quote this as a cause of the present lack of relevance. The university must prepare the students for the role that he may be expected to play in building the new society like as teacher or educator, planner or administrator, legislator or office in one of the agencies dealing with development or just an intelligent citizen. Prof. Pratapsinh K. Desai President, ISTE 3

4 18th ISTE Annual Students Convention organised by Kings College of Engineering, Punalkulam during October, 2015 The 18th ISTE Annual Students Convention will be held at Kings College of Engineering, Punalkulam, Pudukkottai Dist., Tamil Nadu during 30th & 31st October, The theme of the Convention is Technology for Rural Development to Accomplish Vision India with the following sub-themes: Green Engineering Zero Defects and Zero Waste Shaping the Technical Education towards Women Empowerment Role of Engineers In Nation Building In addition to the National seminar on the theme of the Convention, a number of other technical events and contests have been planned for the students to exhibit their competencies which are as follows: Events Oral Presentation Poster Presentation Multimedia Presentation/Short films Project Exhibition Extempore Debate(group discussion)/speech Sports(Indoor) Photography Quiz ABOUT THE CONVENTION The 18 th ISTE Annual Students Convention is a forum for the exchange of scientific and technical Innovative concepts and the role of students in shaping it towards excellence. The convention provides a conducive ambience for both academic and industry to discuss technical advancements and to propagate innovations towards further evolution. Also it facilitates academicians, industry experts and scholars to exchange their research ideas for collaborative work. The convention comprises several technical events for the engineering/polytechnic students and thus brings them together a common workspace to converse and encourage their expertise for knowledge enhancement and for activation to meet the global needs. ABOUT THE INSTITUTION Kings College of Engineering (KCE) is an institution which was formed with the single aim of providing quality education to the poor and underprivileged students. KCE has been started during 2001 and run by Raj Educational Trust (RET). KCE is approved by All India Council of Technical Education, New Delhi (AICTE) and is affiliated to the Anna University, Chennai. KCE has acquired ISO certification by TUV, Rheinland, Germany and the programmes are Accredited by NBA. Our institution offers six U.G Programmes and four P.G Programmes. Endorsed with research centres in the departments of ECE, EEE & MECH. successfully completed project for DRDO and many such organizations thus providing technical service to the nation. The college maintains high standard of education by providing a world class academic facilities, employing highly qualified and experienced faculty members and creating an ambience conducive of quality education. The institution is located at Thanjavur, a historical place of Tamil Nadu on the Thanjavur Pudukottai Roadway (SH 210 ). REGISTRATION On receiving the intimation of acceptance, participants are requested to send the filled in registration form to the organizing chair with a DD drawn in favour of The Principal, Kings College of Engineering payable at Thanjavur. The fee includes the conference kit, lunch and refreshment. The completed registration form and DD must reach on or before Fee Details ISTE members : Rs. 400/- Non-ISTE members : Rs. 500/- ISTE Faculty members : Rs. 600/- Non-ISTE Faculty members : Rs. 750/- IMPORTANT DATES Submission of Full paper : (Online/ ) (Visit for online submission) Notification of Acceptance : through mail Last date of Registration with DD : ADDRESS FOR COMMUNICATION Dr. S. DURAIRAJ, Organizing Chairman & Principal 18th ISTE Annual Students Convention, Kings College of Engineering, Punalkulam , Gandarvakkottai Taluk, Pudukkottai Dist., TamilNadu. Phone : , Website : 4

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6 45th ISTE Annual National Convention and International Conference The 45th ISTE Annual National Convention and International Conference will be held at HVMP's College of Engineering & Technology, Amravati (Maharashtra). The theme of the Convention is Challeng es & Oppo rtuni ties in Techni cal Education in the Era of Sustainable Development. The Convention will feature invited lectures, technical sessions, commemorative lectures, meetings of Principals & Deans, exhibitions and cultural programmes etc. A Souvenir will be published on this important occasion which will be circulated widely. Proceedings of the Convention which will carry all the papers selected for the Convention also will be published. Proposals invited to host the ISTE National Annual Conventions for the year 2016 As a regular annual feature, forty four National Annual Conventions and seventeen Students Convention of ISTE have been held so far in the different States. The major impact of these Conventions are instrumental in providing an opportunity for the Teachers, Educational Planners and Administrators, Students and all other stakeholders who are involved in the field of technical education to get together and share their views and to contribute the development of technical education system. In this regard, Institutions are welcome to send their proposals for hosting the 19th ISTE Annual Students Convention and 46th ISTE National Annual Convention, which will be organised during October and December 2016 respectively. Proposals received will be placed before the ISTE Executive Council in its meeting to be held during the Annual Convention of ISTE in November/ December 2015 for consideration. Institutions may kindly send their detailed profile alongwith the willingness letter for hosting the Convention to the following address: The Executive Secretary Indian Society for Technical Education Shaheed Jeet Singh Marg Katwaria Sarai, New Delhi Phone : , Fax : Website : QUOTE FOR THE MONTH Life is unpredictable and we never know what is coming next. Don't get too comfortable. Always be ready for change. Failure defeats Losers but inspires Winners. WIT AND WISDOM Education is what remains after one has forgotten what one has learned in school. Albert Einstein Literature is an occupation in which you have to keep proving your talent to people who have none. ACTIVITY FOR THE MONTH TOPIC FOR DISCUSSION Benefits of Cloud Computing Jules Renard Knowledge is no guarantee of good behavior, but ignorance is a virtual guarantee of bad behavior. Martha Nussbaum Start everyday with new hope, leave bad memories behind and have faith for a better tomorrow. There are two types of pain in this world. Pain that hurts you and Pain that changes you. Always end the day with a positive thought. No matter how hard things were, tomorrow's a fresh opportunity to make it better. When one door of happiness closes, another opens, but often we look so long at the closed door that we do not see the one that has been opened for us. Helen Keller Strength does not come from physical capacity. It comes from an indomitable will. Mahatma Gandhi The different between a successful person and others is not a lack of strength, not a lack of knowledge, but rather a lack of will. Dreams translate into thoughts and throughts translate into Action. Dr. A.P.J. Abdul Kalam Do not look at the faults of others, you cannot judge a man by his faults. Do not recognise wickedness in others. Wickedness is ignorance, weakness. Swami Vivekananda If you have garden and a library you have everything you need. Cicero All the Chapters/Student Chapters may conduct Seminars/Workshops on the above topic and send the recommendations to the Headquarters for the needful. 6

7 NEWS FROM ISTE FACULTY CHAPTERS MAHARASHTRA & GOA TELENGANA Mauli Group of Institution's College of Engineering and Technology, Shegaon organised one day Induction Training Programme for all teaching faculty of MGI-COET on Dr. C.M. Nadhao, Principal was conducted the programme. GITAM University, Hyderabad conducted two days workshop on Android Application Development on August 21-23, 2015 in association with Coign IT Services Hyderabad. Teaching Faculty during the inauguration of Induction Training programme. Thakur College of Engineering & Technology, Mumbai conducted one week ISTE approved SF-STTP on Catia V6 : Dassault Systems New Platform from 6th to 10th July, Shri R.S. Deshmukh was the Course Coordinator of the STTP. The valedictory function was graced by Dr. R.R. Sedamkar, Dean Academics, TCET and Dr. Lochan Jolly, Dean, SSW. Participants during the workshop. TAMIL NADU & PONDICHERRY AVC College of Engineering, Mayiladuthurai conducted Staff Development Programme on Status of Solar Energy in India on Dr. S. Vijayaraj, Professor & Head, Dept. of Mechanical Engg., AVCCE was the resource person and gave lecture to the faculty members. Dr. C. Sundarraj, Principal delivered the felicitation address and highlighted the importance of Solar Energy in India. Dignitaries, Faculty & participants during the inauguration of SF-STTP. Jhulelal Institute of Technology, Nagpur conducted two days workshop on PCB Design and Fabrication using ORCAD on 17-18, The objective of the workshop was focus on creating awareness about ORCAD & enhancing there knowledge with respect to identification on electronic components, introduction to PCB design software ORCAD. Asians Institute of Technology, Tonk organised two days Induction Programme for 1st year engineering students on August, The programme was inaugurated by Prof. D.N. Naresh, Dean (Academics), AIT. A session on Life Skills was also organised during the programme by Dr. Manish Sharma, HR Head. Dignitaries on the dais during the inauguration of the programme. Dignitaries on the dais during the inauguration of the programme. RAJASTHAN Sri Ramakrishna Engineering College, Coimbatore organised two days technical workshop on Raspberry Pi Hands on Training on August, The programme was coordinated by the Dept. of M.E. Embedded System Technologies. Dr. S. Jayanthy, Professor, Dept. of ECE, SREC delivering the lecture during the workshop. 7

8 NEWS FROM ISTE FACULTY CHAPTERS Karpagam Polytechnic College, Coimbatore organised monthly meeting on Shri K.R. Senthil Kumar, Sr. Lecturer, Dept. of Mech.Engg. delivered a talk on Sectional Views on this occasion. In August monthly meeting was held on Prof. A. Shanmuga Sundaram, HOD, Dept. of Computer Engg. delivered a talk on VB.Net on this occasion. over the seminar and delivered the presidential address. Dr. C. Karthikeyini, Senior Professor, Dept. of ECE delivered the welcome address and Dr. M. Kathirvel, Professor & Head, ECE Dept. delivered the felicitation address. The Chief Guest Dr. N.M. Ilango, Director (R&D(), Spiro Group of Companies delivered the inaugural address. The resource persons were Dr. U. Srinivasulu Reddy, Profesor, NIT, Trichy; Dr. Jude Hemanth, Professor, ECE, Karunya University; Dr. R. Harikumar, Professor, ECE, Bannari Amman Institute of Technology; Shri Mahesh Anand, Founder, Scientific Computing Solutions, Chennai; Dr. Bommanna Raja, Principal; and Dr. Ilango, Director. Shri K.R. Senthil Kumar delivering a talk on "Sectional Views" during the monthly meeting. Mepco Schlenk Engineering College, Sivakasi conducted lecture on Enhancing Teaching-Learning Process and Research Skills on The meeting was presided by the Principal Dr. S. Arivazhagan. Dr. G. Chandrasekaran, Director/MCA and Dr. N. Senthilkumar, Professor/EEE were the resource persons. Dr. G. Chandrasekaran delivering the lecture on Enhancing Research Skills. Knowledge Institute of Technology, Salem organised one week Faculty Development Programme on English Communication Skill Development from 10th to 15th August, Mrs. Nissi, De'arc, Chennai delivered an expert talk on Interactive Communication Skill on this occasion. Principal Dr. P.S.S. Srinivasan presided over the function. Trainer Mrs. Nissi delivering expert talk during the Workshop. 8 K.P.R. Institute of Engineering & Technology, Coimbatore organised two days ISTE sponsored National Seminar on Computational Intelligence in Biological Signal and Image Processing by dept. of ECE and CSE on August, Dr. Bommana Raja, Principal presided Dignitaries on the dais during the Seminar. UTTAR PRADESH & UTTRANCHAL I.T.S. Engineering College, Greater Noida organised a guest lecture on Exploring Opportunities : Engineering Perspectives on 13th August, Dr. N.K. Gupta, Chairman, ISTE Delhi Section & Dean (Academic Affairs), Prince Institute of Innovative Technology, Greater Noida was invited to deliver the guest talk. The event commenced with the welcome address and brief introduction of Dr. N.K. Gupta, Chairman, ISTE Delhi Section by Dr. Ashish Kumar, Secretary, ISTE Faculty Chapter. Dr. Gupta highlited the objectives of ISTE and programmes being conducted by ISTE for the betterment of students as well as faculty members of technical institutions in the country. He has shared various innovative ideas for organising FDPs, workshops, conferences, conventions etc. under the umbrella of ISTE. He also advised faculty members for creating students chapter by way of enrolling students as students member of ISTE. The event concluded by vote of thanks by Dr. Lokesh Kumar Bansal, Professor & Head, ECE Dept. The event was organised by Ms. Monika Bhatnagar, Assistant Professor, ECE Dept. Dignitaries, faculty members, students and participants during the guest lecture. Only sharp and well focussed photographs with ISTE Logo and Banner in the background shall be considered for publication. Editor

9 NEWS FROM ISTE STUDENT CHAPTERS GUJARAT TAMIL NADU & PONDICHERRY School of Diploma Studies, R.K. University, Rajkot organised expert talk on Need of the Analysis of Auto-CAD in Industrial Applications on The talk was delivered by Mr. Manish Vekariya, MD of Accu-Tech Engineers, Rajkot. Prof. Marmik Dave, Head of Mech.Engg. Dept. was the coordinator of the programme. R.V.S. College of Engineering & Technology, Didigul conducted an Orientation Programme on Importance of Systematic Study and Effective Communication on Dr. G. Baskaran, Dean and Professor, English Dept., Gandhigram Rural Institute, Gandhigram was the Chief Guest and delivered lecture for the student members. Dr. S. Harikrishnan, Principal presided over the function. Sri C.V.R. Krishnaswamy, Chief Executive officer, R.V.S. Educational Trust delivered the felicitation address. The coordinator of the programme was Mrs. P. Booma Devi, Faculty Advisor of ISTE Students Chapter. Dignitaries on the dais during the inauguration of the programme. HARYANA Dronacharya College of Engineering, Gurgaon organised one day seminar on Green Power in India on by Dr. Khushboo Rinawa. The programme was inaugurated by Principal Prof. B.M.K. Prasad. The objective of the seminar was to create consciousness about environment and to discuss some significant measures to be adopted for making our India clearner and greener. Dignitaries on the dais during the inauguration of the programme. St. Anne's College of Engineering and Technology, Anguchettypalayam, Panruti organised two days seminar on Personality Development and Interview Skills on 2324 July, 2015 for all final year students. The seminar was delivered by Rev.Fr. Alvin Mathan Raj, Dept. of Christian Studies, University of Madras. The Chapter also organised four days ISTE sponsored National Level Workshop on Advanced Java Frameworks from 22nd to 29th August, The lecture session were delivered by Mr. P.M. Vadivel, Associate Consultant, TCS, Chennai; Shri D. Varatharajan & Mrs. P. Meena, SACET. Faculty members and students during the one day seminar. KARNATAKA Aryabharathi Polytechnic, Tumkur organised talk on Role of English in Corporate World by Dr. Nagabhushan N., Lecturer in English, Vidyaniketan PUCollege, Tumkur on 18th & 19th August, MAHARASHTRA & GOA Ashokrao Mane Group of Institutions, Vathar organised one day workshop on Health and Personality Development on for all girls students. Dr. Sucheta Kore, Director, Galaxy Hospital, W aranangar was the resource person. Dignitaries on the dais during the inauguration of the programme. Resource person delivering the talk during the seminar. WEST BENGAL Technique Polytechnic Institute, Hoogly conducted one day Quiz Competition on Student participants during the inauguration of Quiz Competition. 9

10 ISTE STUDENTS AWARD 2015 NOMINATIONS are invited from the ISTE student members of all Government, Aided and Unaided Institutions for the various ISTE STUDENTS AWARD The forms are available in the website " All Head of the Institutions/Chapter Chairmen/Faculty Advisors are requested to kindly advise the students of the ISTE Students Chapters to visit ISTE Website, download nomination form, read the instructions carefully and send their nomination to ISTE New Delhi before the last date. Last date for submission of all the nominations to ISTE Hqrs., New Delhi is extended upto September 25, The Awards will be given to winners during the 18th ISTE Annual Students Convention at Kings College of Engineering, Punalkulam (Tamil Nadu) during 30th & 31st October, A. NATIONAL AWARDS 1. Kerala Government Engineering Design National Award instituted by the Government of Kerala during the XV Annual Convention of ISTE held at Thiruvananthapuram in December This Award is meant to promote and encourage creativity, innovation and design talents in engineering degree students. Eligibility : Any student in engineering or technology who is studying in an institution during this year or who is completing the degree course at any time during this year is eligible to compete for the award. Only FIRST DEGREE (no post graduate) students are eligible. Try individually or in groups of TWO only. Award Details : Cash Prize (Rs.3000/- for First, Rs.2000/- for Second and Rs.1500/- for Third), a Medallion and Certificates to winners and also to all participants. 2. NIT, Kozhikode National Award for the Best B.Tech. Project from Engineering Colleges instituted by National Institute of Technology, Kozhikode to promote research in the areas of : - Civil & Architecture Engineering - Mechanical & Production Engineering - Electrical & Electronics Engineering - Computer & Communication Engineering Eligibility : Students undergoing under-graduate programmes leading to B.E./B.Tech. degree in any Engineering Institution in India including the IITs, NITs, State Level Engineering Colleges, University Colleges and Engineering Dept. of Universities. Award Details : Cash Prize Rs.2000/- each for the above four disciplines, Medallion and Certificates. 3. Baba Banda Singh Bahadur Engineering College National Award for the Best B.Tech. Project related to Sustainable Development from Engineering Colleges announced by Sardar Prakash Singh Badal, former Chief Minister, Punjab and instituted by the Management of Baba Banda Singh Bahadur Engineering College, Fatehgarh Sahib, Punjab during 8th National Students Convention of ISTE during October 2005 to promote research in sustainable development in the area of : - Civil Engineering & Architecture - Mechanical Engg. & Production Engineering - Electrical Engineering & Electronics - Computers & Communication Engineering - Information Technology & Management - Agricultural Engineering Eligibility : Final year students undergoing undergraduate programmes leading to B.E./B.Tech. Degree in any engineering institution in any of the above discipline in India including the IITs, NITs, State Level Engineering Colleges, University Award Details : Cash Prize Rs.2000/- each for the above six disciplines, Medallion and Certificates. B. REGIONAL AWARDS 1. Devinder Singh Bansal Memorial Award for Best B.Tech. Project in Mechanical Engineering and Allied Branches in the State of Punjab instituted by Mrs. Anup Kaur Bansal and Dr. A.S. Bansal donated a sum of Rs.1 lakh to ISTE to Institute a State Level Award in the area of Mechanical Engineering and Allied Branches (it includes Mechanical Engg., Production Engg., Automobile Engg., Industrial Engg., Agricultural Engg. and Farm Machinery) in the memory of their late son Shri Devinder Singh Bansal. Eligibility : Students undergoing under-graduate programmes leading to B.E./B.Tech. Degree in Mechanical Engineering and Allied Branches in any Engineering College in Punjab. The Award consists of a Cash Prize of Rs.7000, a Medallion, and a Citation. 2. ISTE-NARSEE MONJEE Award for Best Project work done by Polytechnic Students in Maharashtra State instituted by The 10

11 ISTE STUDENTS AWARD 2015 Narsee-Monjee Educational Trust, Mumbai for Final Year students of Polytechnics for their Project Work. Eligibility : Final Year Diploma students in Maharashtra State graduating in B.T.E. approved Diploma Courses in Engineering/Technology/ Architecture/ Pharmacy can apply through their Polytechnics. Both Group Projects and Individual Projects will be acceptable. However, the Group size should not exceed 4 STUDENTS. Selection of Award : A Panel of Judges consisting of representatives of DTE, ISTE and Narsee-Monjee Trust will select the Best, Second Best and Third Best Projects. Award Details : Cash Prize (Rs.2500/- for First, Rs.1500/- for Second and Rs.1000/- for Third), a Medallion and a Certificate. 3. Maharashtra State Engineering Design Award for Engineering Students (Degree Level) instituted by the Government of Maharashtra to promote and encourage creativity, innovation and design talents in engineering degree students. Eligibility : Any student in engineering or technology who is studying in an institution in Maharashtra State during this year or who is completing the degree course at any time during this year is eligible to compete for the award. Only FIRST DEGREE (no post graduate) students are eligible. Try individually or in group of TWO only. Award Details : Cash Prize (Rs.3000/- for First, Rs.2000/- for Second) a Medallion and Certificates to winners. In case two students work on a project and get the award, the cash prize will be shared between the two, certificates will be given to both, but the medallion will be given to the leader of the group only. 4. Punjab Technical University Award for Young Engineer Innovators for the Best B.Tech. Projects by the students of Engineering Colleges affiliated to Punjab Technical University in the Punjab State. The Award was instituted by Punjab Technical University by donating a sum of Rs.11 lakhs to encourage the students and to stimulate the spirit of inventiveness among the technical students in order to honour and recognize their creative talent with a mission to harness their performance for the benefit of society and the nation in the following disciplines: - Civil Engineering & Architecture - Mechanical, Production Engineering, Industrial Engineering and Automobiles etc. - Electrical Engineering & Electronics Engineering - Computers and Communication Engineering & Information Technology - Chemical Engineering, Bio-Technology & Food Technology etc. Eligibility : Final year students of the above branches undergoing under-graduate programmes leading to B.E./B.Tech. Degree in the institution affiliated to Punjab Technical University including the NITs, University-Colleges, Engineering Depts., Engineering & Technology Colleges etc. Award Details : Cash Prize, Medallion and a Citation. 5. Best Students Chapter Award (One from each Section) An Award consisting of a plaque and a certificate will be given to the Best Students Chapter in each Section (provided there are at least 10 Student Chapters in the Section) based on their performance during the period January 1 to September 15 as judged by the concerned Section Managing Committee. The Award will be presented during the National ISTE Students Convention during October, The Award consists of a Certificate and a Medallion. Sections are requested to recommend the name of Best Students Chapter as judged by them to ISTE Hqrs. New Delhi by September 25, ISTE Best Student Award 2015 (one from each student chapter) All Student Chapters Managing Committees are requested to kindly select one best student from their Student Chapter on the basis of overall performance of the student members. The name of student selected may please be sent to their Section under intimation to ISTE Hqrs., New Delhi. The ISTE Section will give the Best Student Award 2015 to the Students during the Section Level Students Convention. Student Chapters are kindly requested to get in touch with their Section regarding date, time & venue of the Convention. Executive Secretary, ISTE 11

12 INAUGURATION OF ISTE CHAPTERS & STUDENT CHAPTERS KERALA NEWS FROM ISTE SECTION KERALA SECTION Sri Vellapally Natesan College of Engineering, Mavelikkara ISTE Faculty Chapter was inaugurated by Mrs. Nidhi M.B., Executive Council Member, ISTE Kerala Section on Prof. H. Ganesan delivered the welcome address. The function was felicitated by Dr. Sreejith C.C., ISTE Section Managing Committee Member. The felicitation address was delivered by Dr. D. Rajendran, Vice Principal. The inaugural function was followed by a session on Tools for Kerala Technological University, Teaching Learning Process by Mrs. Nidhi M.B. ISTE Kerala Section representation during the first IEDC Global Summit organised by ISTE during 31st July and 1st August, 2015 at Chennai. During the summit the representation from 10 countries and leading academicians, administrative leaders of IITs, NITS, VCs, Principals, deans, senior faculty members, Industry representatives, and policy makers across the country also gathered in the IEDC Global Summit. The theme of the submit was Current Scenario and Future Prospectus of Technical Education. The summit developed recommendations on the light of Implementing Strategies for Engineering Education in India Towards The thrust areas included were strengthening governance, Improving teaching learning quality, Fostering strong industry and entrepreneurship with innovation in engineering education and in institutions. Dr. K.P. Isaac, VC KTU shared the aim of innovative concept cluster introduced in to the PG curriculum management. Dr. B. Anil chaired the technical sessions and Ms Nidhi MB presented technical papers on (1) An empathy based framework for ISR and (2) The role of Entrepreneurship on engineering education. Mr Jabir, JDT Islam Polytechnic Calicut presented paper on "Building Innovation and Entrepreneurship in Engineering Education". Mrs. Nidhi M.B. delivering a lecture during the inauguration of ISTE Faculty Chapter. KARNATAKA B.V.B. College of Engineering and Technology, Hubli ISTE Students Chapter was inaugurated on The Chief Guest of the function was HRD Trainer and Consulting Psychologist, Prof. C.C. Dixit. He delivered the highly motivational talk to the august gathering. Representation from ISTE Kerala Section during the First IEDC Global Summit 2015 L to R : Dr B Anil, Former Chairman, ISTE Kerala Section, Dr K. Vijayakumar, Chairman, ISTE Kerala section, Dr. Kuncheria P. Isaac, VC - KTU, Mr. Subair P.,Prof P T Rajan Nambiar and Prof Nidhi MB, ISTE Executive Council Member FORTHCOMING EVENTS Prof. C.C. Dixit addressing the gathering with his motivational lecture. National Conference on Mathematics and Its Applications (NCMA-2015), December, 2015, organised by Adichunchanagiri Institute of Technology, Chikmagalur, Karnatka. For details contact : Dr. C.K. Subbaraya, Organising Chair (NCMA). Phone : International Conference on Women in Science & Technology : Creating Sustainable Career, January 2830, 2016, organised by Gujarat Technological University in collaboration with BVM Engineering College, Vallabh Vidyanagar, Dist. Anand. For details contact : The Organising Secretary. Website : Phone: ; th National Conference on Make in India - Role of Engineers and Technologists, November 16, 2015, organised by Engineering Council of India, New Delhi. For details contact : Mr. Deepak Singhal, Sr. Administrative Officer. Phone : , W ebsite : TAMILNADU & PONDICHERRY Kongu Engineering College, Erode ISTE Students Chapter inaugurated on Dr. M. Senthil Kumar, Associate Professor, Production Engg. Dept., PSG College of Engineering, Coimbatore and ISTE Executive Council Member delivered the inaugural address and talk on Role of ISTE in the Development of Students. Dignitaries, Faculty and student participants during the inauguration of ISTE Students Chapter. 12Note : ISTE does not assume any responsibility the information furnished Vol. XXXV,for No.8 - Monthly - August, 2015 and views expressed by the ISTEindividuals. NEWSLETTER Editor & Publisher : The Executive Secretary, ISTE on behalf of Indian Society for Technical Education, New Mehrauli Road, New Delhi