B.Tech Electronics and Communication Engineering
VIT Chennai congratulates Senior Wing Army Cadet Ms. SWETHA V., a first year student of Electronics and Communication Engineering (19BEC1340) for becoming the first student of National Cadet Corps of VIT Chennai unit to take part in the Republic Day Parade Celebrations held at New Delhi this year 2020. Swetha spent one full month at the Garrison Parade Grounds in New Delhi.
She represented the Tamil Nadu, Puducherry and Andaman & Nicobar (TNP & A) Directorate. The selection process began in July 2019 and Ms Swetha successfully completed all her missions to get selected to the prestigious NCC contingent representing TNP & A Directorate. At New Delhi, she was part of the Directorate’s cultural team and was MC and in charge of briefing of Flag Area. Dr. Sekar Viswanathan, Vice President, VIT, congratulated Swetha for her meritorious performance.
III-year B.Tech(ECE) student Aylmer Britto R (16BEC1079) along with co-Authors Swastika Palit(16BME1218) and Shreya Sinha (16BLC1069) attended 2nd ICIRSTM in National University of Singapore (NUS) on 29.09.2018 and 30.09.2018 to present our research paper titled as “Design and Analysis of a Novel IOT Controlled Biomimetic Robotic Fish” and won the Best Student Paper award in that conference.
B.Tech (ECE) student Vikas Yadav (15BEC1081) won Outstanding Performance on achieving First Place in Linear Integrated Circuits (Winner Certificate) by Texas Instruments held on 10th June 2018.
ABHISHEK VERMA (16BEC1075), PIYUSH SINGH(16BEC1120) under the guidance of Dr. John Sahaya Rani Alex presented a paper titled on ”Modified Convolutional Neural Network Architecture Analysis for Facial Emotion Recognition” in 26th International conference on systems, signals and image processing (IWSSIP-2019), 5-7 June 2019,Osijek, Croatia.
IONS Manipal 2019: (January 11th – 14th, 2019)
Name of student – Utkal Pandurangi (Reg No – 16BEC1094)
Poster presentation on ‘Fabrication and Characteristical Analysis of Metal-Oxide Based Dye Sensitized Solar Cells for Power Optimization’. Utkal Pandurangi, a member of VIT Chennai OSA Student Chapter presented a poster based on work done under Dr. John L Kennedy of VIT Chennai’s School of Advanced Sciences (SAS) in IONS Manipal 2019 conference, India. Utkal received a partial travel grant of INR 500 and his accommodation was fully sponsored by the conference organizers.
IONS Orlando 2019: (March 10 th -13th, 2019)
Oral presentation on ‘Digital Fresnel Holographic Encryption using Circular Harmonic Key’
Utkal Pandurangi, a member of VIT Chennai OSA Student Chapter gave an oral presentation based on his research work done with B.Lokesh Reddy under Dr.Anith Nelleri (SENSE) in IONS Orlando 2019 conference organized by The College of Optics and Photonics (CREOL) of The University of Central Florida, Orlando, USA.
Sonikha Oberoi was awarded the ‘Best student award’ by the Optical Society of America (OSA) Foundation. She was also nominated as Executive Committee Officer of the prestigious Polarization Technical Group at OSA, Washington D.C, USA. She has also won the GV special achiever award in 2016.
Arikatla Sanjay executed a project titled “Smart E-Meter”. This project has been selected for “Driving Innovation: HACKATHON 2016” conducted by “Make In India” which was held in IIT Bombay. This event has been live-streamed in official Make in India Youtube channel. He was interviewed by CNN-IBN.
Purushottam Gupta (Batch 2014-18) represented in the first ASCE (American Society of Civil Engineering) Innovation Contest which drew entries from around the world, with practitioners, project managers, educators, researchers, and students attracted to the challenge of developing and submitting their most creative and innovative ideas for reshaping infrastructure. Our student is one of the top 15 Winners in two awards categories namely Best Value and Best Student Innovation (tie). The title of his work is “Advanced
Drone Technology to Handle Disaster in Underground Construction and Mining Sites”.
A Team of students named “Airavata” participated in the University CanSat Challenge 2015-16 conducted by the Applied Research and Development Laboratories (ARDL), Bangalore and secured Fourth rank in it. The team includes Mr. Ketan Gupta (Team Leader), Yashvardhan, Amarendra Rout and Manmeet Singh.
Ishwarya Rajkumar, a third year student of B.Tech (ECE) programme has been selected for the ACM Student Research Competition 2016 at Houston Texas USA during the Grace Hopper Celebration of Women in Computing organized by the Anita Borg Institute for Women in Technology and the Association for computing Machinery. The Competition is sponsored by Microsoft Research USA and it took place on October 19, 2016. The title of the research work is “Smart Fabric for Foetal Monitoring” – a sensor based approach to detect abnormality in foetal movements in real-time. ACM’s SRC Travel Award of 500 USD has been granted for the travel expenses.
Open house Exhibits:
As an evaluation component for different project based courses, open house exhibition is organized in the school for showcasing their projects. The students demonstrates their projects executed with respect to their course and a panel of experts evaluate and provide constructive feedback to it. This culture drives the students to develop practical exposure on the concepts taught as part of their theory course.
Makeathon is an event where participants build solutions for challenging problems from the scratch in a time span of 24 hours. All projects must have an embedded hardware platform connecting directly or indirectly to the internet to store and analyze data and receive decisions. An expert panel with resource persons from different companies evaluate these projects and provide feedback to the respective teams. SENSE actively
conducts Makeathons/Hackathons/Codeathon every year and different versions of IoT Makeathon, VLSI Makethons, Microwave and Photonics, Signal Processing, AI based etc with sponsorship and joint collaboration with industry. Some of the photos of the various events conducted are presented.
16BEC1085 – RAHAT KATARIA and team worked on a Healthcare Model in which they built a website portal and a ChatBot in order for patients to ensure what symptoms they have and what can be the precautions (ChatBOt work). And the website offered people to click and a picture and upload it on their server (where the trained dataset is stored, we did it specifically for Skin Diseases since photos of the skin can easily be taken and uploaded.) This was the healthcare model they presented in Hackathons at KALASALINGAM UNIVERSITY and VIT CHENNAI and bagged 1st Prize in both the competitions.