School of Foundational Sciences – Quarterly Bulletin Vol 4, Issue 4 (2020-21)
Science is the collection of Nature’s answers and Humanities is the collection of Man’s thoughts
Scholastic Talk series
The School of Foundational Sciences conducted a series of 5 sessions as a part of Scholastic Talk Series for students from PBL Framework.
Dr. Vinohar Stephen Raphel, Associate Professor, Department of Biotechnology delivered the second Talk on “Critical Thinking” as part of the Scholastic Talk Series on Friday, 16 April 2021 between 10:30 and 1:00 pm. Around 100 students from PBL Framework and faculty members from various departments attended the session. The session provided a deep insight into the foundations of Critical Thinking and the significance of adapting to critical thinking mode in the academic and professional framework. The students greatly benefitted out of the session and engaged in deep discussion with the resource person, post the presentation.
Basics of Logic
Dr. Santha A, Associate Professor of Mathematics, School of Foundational Sciences delivered the third Talk on “Basics of Logic” as part of the Scholastic Talk Series on Saturday, 24 April 2021 between 9:30 and 11:00 am. Around 100 students from PBL Framework and faculty members from various departments attended the session. The session was interactive and engaging and the student attendees in their feedback stated that it is highly relevant and significant to understand the basics of logic while working on projects and that this session laid the foundation for the same.
As a part of Scholastic Talk Series conducted by the School of Foundational Sciences, KCT, a session titled Entrepreneurial Journey was conducted on 13 May 2021 via MS Teams. Mr.Ganesh Shankar, Founder and CEO, Fluxgen Technologies and Director, The Sustainability Mafia, motivated the participants to involve in entrepreneurship. He also detailed the various opportunities available for engineering students to carry out projects related to sustainable development goals. He shared his vast experience with GE Aviation Systems, GE Energy Selco Solar, and Next First Technologies with the participants. He also shared the strategies to take up engineering projects that contribute to sustainable development and guided the participants on how to successfully complete them.
Insights On Research Strategies
The Scholastic talk series (session-04) on Insights on Research strategies was conducted for Project based learning students on May 12th, 2021, on MS TEAM Platform by Dr. Deepak Venkatraman, Assistant Professor, Department of Biotechnology, Kalasalingam Academy of Research and Education. He is a recipient of several honors such as Postdoctoral Fellowship by University of Derby, UK and Emory University, USA, Student Scientist Award and Senior Research Fellowship (CSIR). His wholesome research talk included Problem identification, Literature Survey, writing quality Research Papers and about Grant proposals for more than 90 Project based learning aspired students.
Patent and IPR Filing
The Scholastic talk series (session-05) on IPR and Patent Filing was conducted for Project based learning students on May 17th, 2021, on MS TEAM Platform by Mr. K. Paramasivam, Head – Govt Schemes & IPR Cell, Kumaraguru College of Technology. He is an Innovation Ambassador of MoE-IICs for IPR and Technology transfer and the legatee of glories such as Dedicated Service Award from Freescale System, Best Technology Driven Researcher Award from KCT, Outstanding Service Award from IAJIT Journal and Anna University IPR award in 2019. He inspired the students by IPR and Patent Filing process for more than 50 Project Based Learning students and faculties by the voice of patent registration sealing of patent, Rights of Patentee, License of right and Restoration.
I-Year Students’ Profiling
The profiling of all 1070 first-year students was planned with the objective to create a database which would be a result of Quantified measurement and evaluation of students’ interest, passion, and talent, which will support students to explore the areas in which they can excel. This document will be helpful to all the stakeholders to handhold the students to lead them to progress. This project will also help to bridge the education to employability gap which is implicit, and profiling is done with the aim of resolving this issue.
The Learning Agility Test as a part of profiling exercise was administered to all the first – year students to understand if the students demonstrate an ability to learn new skills and effectively modify one’s knowledge based on the availability of latest trends.
The whole process was completed in a staggered manner from 7th April to 19th April 2021. A test was administered to a batch of 150 students on each day, which helped to ensure that every student took the test. This was monitored with the help of mentors and Class Advisors. The report of the same will be shared shortly and based on that, the gaps would be identified, and appropriate training would be administered to the students to bridge these gaps and help them to excel in all the areas.
The team was headed by Dr. M. Ezhilarasi, Head/SFS followed by Dr. Vijeta Iyer, Mr. T. Hari Shankaran, Dr. V. Abirami and all the Mentors and Class Advisors of the first-year students. Dr. E.Vimal supported the process by resolving all the technical queries.
SPECTRUM – SFS
The fourth forum of Spectrum SFS was organized by the School of Foundational Sciences on 24 April 2021 from 06.00 PM to 06.30 PM. The forum was coordinated by Dr. A.S. Mythili AP/English and Dr.R.Hema AP/English, guided by Dr.M.Ezhilarasi, Head/ SFS and the same was moderated by our students Ms.Jayapoorna and Ms.Mridula, of I year BT. The event was held virtually via Zoom platform.
Along with the opening remarks, the happenings of the department were shared with the students. The guest speaker of the day was Dr.K.Paramsivam Prof/ECE who addressed our students on a very informative topic “Innovation and IPR”. Dr.J.Srikala AP/Dept of Languages and Communication delivered a speech on the importance and the role of Mentors in a students’ life.
WHO observes “World Immunization Week” from 24 April – 30 April every year, Ms.Doretta Marin made a presentation on the same topic “World Immunization Week”.
The Spectrum SFS ended with the closing remarks rendered by Ms.Jayapoorna.
Workshop cum Training on C Programming
Workshop cum Training on C Programming was organised by KLDA and CEED. 15 faculty members from SFS underwent this 40-hour training programme in Computer languages, namely C and C++, during May-June,2021. The trainer was from a well reputed organization. It included C and C++ for 20 hours each. Faculty members from different domains including Mathematics, Physics and Chemistry attended the workshop. C/ C++ programming forms the base for all programming languages which helps in understanding the techniques involved in other programming languages and increases logical thinking. Faculty members were excited to learn this language as it will help them not only in research but also in working on transdisciplinary projects and can embed most of the courses with that of programming techniques.
An Expert Talk on Higher Education and Career Prospects in Canada
Department of Languages and Communication organized an Expert Talk for students of all years on the topic ‘Higher Education and Career Prospects in Canada’ on 10th April 2021 between 3p.m. and 5p.m. The Guest Speaker of the event was Ms. S. Abinaya Sindhu, Founder, SunFlora Immigration, Toronto, Canada. The programme was conducted to create an awareness for the aspirants who are interested in advancing their higher education and career on different national and global platforms. This expert talk offered an opportunity to know about various education and career opportunities available, especially in Canada. It helped the learners to focus on the contexts of higher education and employability. The expert talk was conducted in an interactive way where students cleared their reservations related to the topic with lot of fervour. Overall, the programme benefitted a lot of our students. The event was coordinated by Dr. R. Hema and Dr. A.S. Mythili.
Two-Day Workshop on Communication Skills Enhancement and Personality Development
The Department of English, School of Foundational Sciences, KCT, conducted a two-day workshop on Communication Skills Enhancement and Personality Development for the academic support staff on 15 and 16 March 2021 in KCT Campus. The objective of the workshop was to enhance the communication skills and develop the leadership skills, teamwork and improve the confidence level of the participants. Dr. Arokia Lawrence Vijay, Dr.Mohanraj S.G and Dr.Sreejana S facilitated the sessions giving insights about various soft skills that are essential to be a successful professional. The workshop also highlighted the importance of English language skills and the necessity to master the same to cope up with the current trend. There were many teambuilding activities in the form of group activities and pair activities to enhance the confidence level of the participants and to make them a good team player. Individual and common personality traits were explained after each activity and the participants found it to be very interesting and informative. All these activities provided them a chance to relook at themselves and warranted them to make necessary changes in their lifestyle and behaviour. The workshop also concentrated on highlighting the simple strategies to use English language effectively in their daily life. Functional aspects of English were covered during the session and the participants were equipped with the knowledge about the most common errors in English along with the influence of their mother tongue. Pronunciation practice was provided to overcome their difficulties and simple modifications that are required in their lifestyle were emphasised during the session.
International Webinar on Injectable Hydrogels for Biomedical Applications
The Department of Chemistry organised an international webinar on Injectable Hydrogels for Biomedical Applications. The event was coordinated by Mr. R Mayildurai and Mr. K Karthik. Dr.T.Thambi, Research Associate Professor, Department of Bio Engineering, Hanyang University, Seoul, South Korea was the resource person.
The resource person shared his knowledge on Injectable hydrogels for biomedical applications. He emphasised on the controlled release of hydrogels, use of injectable hydrogels in cancer therapy, treatment of gout or arthritis, cancer immunotherapy and tissue engineering. Dr.T.Thambi concluded his presentation with the scope and opportunities in the field of injectable hydrogels. Around 160 participants attended the webinar. Participants from Australia, United States of America and Kingdom of Saudi along with different states of India made the event a success. The resource person elaborately responded to all the questions from the participants.
One Week Online Faculty Development Programme on English Language Teaching and Research
The Department of Languages and Communication organised a One Week Online Faculty Development Programme on English Language Teaching and Research from 17 to 23 May 2021. The One Week FDP had 137 participants from 21 Indian states in addition to 3 international participants. The thrust areas of the FDP included Curriculum Design, Material Planning and Production, Pedagogy, Testing and Assessment, Digital Tools in Language Teaching, Integrating Language Teaching Practice and Research and Applying for Grants and Funds in the ELT domain.
On 17 May, the one-week FDP was inaugurated in the presence of Prof. Paul Gunashekar, Former Proctor & Dean of English Language Education who is also the only Indian who is adviser and Indian English consultant to the Oxford Advanced Learner’s Dictionary and The Oxford English Dictionary. During the inauguration, Dr. Arokia Lawrence Vijay, Head, Department of Languages and Communication welcomed the gathering. Dr. D.Saravanan, our Principal and Dr. Ezhilarasi M, Head, SFS offered their felicitations.
On the Day 1, Prof. Paul Gunashekar delivered the inaugural lecture on “Curricular Issues in Course Design”. On Day 2 of the FDP, Dr. Sheba Victor, Assistant Professor, EFLU, Hyderabad delivered an interactive session on “Material Development for Engineering Programmes”. On Day 3, Dr. Vijaya, Assistant Professor, EFLU, Lucknow Campus handled an engaging a session on “Integrating Classroom Teaching Practice and Research”. On Day 4, Prof. Lina Mukhopadhyay, an exponent in Assessments delivered an informative session on “Learning about Classroom Based Language Assessment”. On Day 5, Dr. Kshema Jose, Assistant Professor, EFLU, Hyderabad conducted an interactive session on “Digital Tools for Teaching and Assessment”. On Day 6 of the FDP, Dr. Madhavi Gayathri Raman, Assistant Professor, EFLU, Hyderabad delivered an engaging session on integrating “Syllabus and Materials for Professional Programmes”. On the final day of the FDP, Dr. Vijaya, Assistant Professor, EFLU, Lucknow Campus delivered a session on “Applying for Research funds in English Language and Literature”.
The One Week FDP recorded more than 95% of attendance and following everyday sessions, assessment and feedback form was submitted by the participants. The FDP was convened by Dr. Abirami V. The Co-convenors include Dr. Srikala J, Dr. Tissaa Tony C, Dr. Hema, and Dr. Mythili A.S. The FDP was well received, and the participants shared positive and encouraging feedback with the organising team.
One-Day Workshop on R for Statistics
The Department of Mathematics organised a One-Day workshop on R for Statistics for students on 12th April 2021, from 10:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. The event was organised and facilitated by Dr.Santha A and Dr. Vijeta Iyer.
R is an open source, widely used, and increasingly popular tool for statistical and data analysis, text mining, geospatial analysis, modelling, and a growing number of other applications. This workshop was organised with the aim at giving hands on training to KCT students on various aspects of basic statistics using R as a part of skill development programme. Participants learnt the skills needed to start analysing their own data. Around 197 students from across the engineering branches attended the programme.
Webinar On Using Online Learning Skills To Get Ahead In The Global Workplace
The Department of Languages and Communication organized a webinar on ‘Using online learning skills to get ahead in the global workplace’ on 20th April 2021 (Tuesday) between 3.30p.m. and 5p.m. The program was organized in association with the British Council for enhancing the language skills of students and thereby helping them to get better opportunities at workplace. Two hundred and fifty- four First year students registered for the program. The webinar was coordinated by Dr.Tissaa Tony.C.
One Day Workshop – SCRATCH
Department of Mathematics organised a One Day Workshop – SCRATCH on 29th May 2021. Event was coordinated by Dr.Maheswari .K/ Mathematics and Dr.Alagu Meenakshi/ ECE.
Scratch is a block-based visual programming language and website targeted primarily at children of the age group 8 to 16, as an educational tool for coding. The main objective of the event was for the users of the site who can create projects on the web using a block-like interface.
This scratch workshop for students was completely sponsored by the IEEE-Women in Engineering. A total of 89 students actively participated in this event. It showcased the students’ progamming skills, aptitude skills, problem solving strategies. The students also learnt analytics and programming using Scratch.
Chairpersons “Ms.Bindu, Mr.Ramneek and Dr. Ramalatha” were from IEEE who also actively encouraged the students to boost up their knowledge in getting through the programming skills. Parents were also watching the show online via CISCO WebEx platform. The games introduced in this scratch software enabled the students to think carefully and act effectively to attain the desired victory.
FACULTY RESEARCH ADVANCEMENTS
PROJECT PROPOSAL SUBMITTED
Dr. H. Arul has submitted a project proposal titled Crystal Engineering of high-quality direction controlled self-assembled nonlinear optical single crystals towards effective THz generation for imaging applications to DST SERB for a proposed amount of Rs. 38,45,733 in March 2021.
- Dr. J. Dhivya reviewed an article entitled Hybrid weighted aggregation operator of cubic fuzzy-consistency elements and their group decision model in the setting of cubic fuzzy multi-valued sets submitted to SCI, WoS, Scopus Journal – International Journal of Fuzzy Systems.
- Ms. E.Shobhana reviewed an article entitled Effect of SILAR Cycles on the Thickness, Structural, Optical Properties of Cobalt Selenide Thin Films submitted to a Scopus journal – International Research Journal of Multidisciplinary Technovation.
- Dr. H. Arul comments on the paper entitled Studies on Third Order Nonlinear Optical Properties of Nickel Boro Phthalate NLO Crystal submitted to SCI, WoS, Scopus Journal – Materials Research Express.
- Dr.R.Kannan reviewed an article entitled Thin Waves And Effect Of Optical Deduction Of Interfacial Spin Transparency From Spin Pumping In Yittrium Iron Garnets Thin Films Technium submitted to a Scopus journal – Romanian Journal of Applied Sciences and Technology.
- Dr. Ezhilarasi A reviewed an article entitled The Meaning of an Infinitely Great Velocity submitted to a Scopus journal – Advances in Science, Technology and Engineering Systems Journal (ASTESJ).
- Ms. D.Arivuoli reviewed an article entitled Some New Classes of Neutrosophic Minimal Open Sets submitted to a Non-Scopus journal – Asia Mathematika.
- Dr.KR. Aranganayagam reviewed an article entitled Immobilisation of cellulase on magnetised multiwall carbon nanotubes (m-MWCNTs) synthesised via new developed eco-friendly (water based) method submitted to a Scopus journal – Chemical Papers, Springer.
- Dr.K.Meena and Dr.J.Dhivya published a chapter entitled Foundations of Data Sciences in Emerging Research in Engineering and Technology, Manglam publishers, Delhi, India, ISBN No. 978-81-950722-9-3, Pp:19-26 in March 2021.
- Dr.J.Dhivya and Dr.K.Meena published a chapter entitled Mathematics towards Data Science in Emerging Research in Engineering and Technology, Manglam publishers, Delhi, India, ISBN No. 978-81-950722-9-3, Pp:27-32 in March 2021.
- Dr.K.P.Thilagavathy and Dr.A.Santha published a chapter entitled The Achromatic Number of Splitting Graphs in a book : Research trends in Mathematical and Statistical Science, Bhumi Publishing, Kolhapur, Maharashtra, ISBN: 978-93-88901-17-8, Pp: 54-58 in April 2021.
- Dr.A.Santha and Dr.K.P.Thilagavathy published a chapter entitled The b-chromatic Number of Splitting Graphs in a book: Research trends in Mathematical and Statistical Science, Bhumi Publishing, Kolhapur, Maharashtra, ISBN: 978-93-88901-17-8, Pp: 59-62 in April 2021.
- Dr. Vijeta Iyer published a chapter entitled Strong Self Function Chainability between Two Sets in Bitopological Spaces in a book: Research trends in Mathematical and Statistical Science, Bhumi Publishing, Kolhapur, Maharashtra, ISBN: 978-93-88901-17-8, Pp: 63-69 in April 2021.
- Ms E Shobhana has published a paper entitled Investigations on The Surface, Thermo-Electrical and Mechanical Properties of ZBG Crystal for Optoelectronics Applications inMaterials Today: Proceedings /https://doi.org/10.1016/j.matpr.2021.02.779 (March 2021).
- Ms. D.Arivuoli has published a paper entitled Identifying Structural Isomorphism Between Two Kinematic Chains Via Nano Topology in TWMS journal of Applied and Engineering Mathematics/ 2/561-569/ISSN 2146-1147 (May 2021).
FACULTY CAREER REFINEMENTS
- Mr. R. Mayildurai and Mr K Karthik presented a paper entitled Green chemistry approaches for engineering applications-A review in a National Conference on Multidisciplinary Research in Science and Humanities-2021, organised by the Department of Science and Humanities, Arasu Engineering College, Kumbakonam, held on 24th March 2021.
- Dr. Santha A. presented a paper entitled Some Results on Achromatic Colouring of Graphs of some Finite Rings in a 6th Biennial International Group Theory Conference – 2021 organised by Department of Mathematics, School of Advanced Sciences, Vellore Institute of Technology in association with Ferdowsi University of Mashhad, Iran; with the academic sponsorship of Ramanujan Mathematical Society, India, held during 4th – 6th March 2021.
- Dr. Vijeta Iyer presented a paper entitled Some Results on Order related to Incidence Topology generated by Graphs of some Finite Rings in a 6th Biennial International Group Theory Conference – 2021 organised by Department of Mathematics, School of Advanced Sciences, Vellore Institute of Technology in association with Ferdowsi University of Mashhad, Iran; with the academic sponsorship of Ramanujan Mathematical Society, India, held during 4th – 6th March 2021.
- Dr. Sreejana S presented a paper entitled Mastering the Art of English Communication via Listening in an International Conference on Interdisciplinary Approaches Towards Unveiling the Boundaries of Language and Literature organised by the Department of English and Foreign Languages, SRM Institute of Science & Technology, Kattankulathur held during 19th – 20th April 2021.
- Dr.S.G.Mohanraj presented a paper entitled Man Versus Nature: Ernest Hemingway’s Irony in The Old Man and the Sea in an International Conference on Interdisciplinary Approaches towards Unveiling the Boundaries of Language and Literature organised by The Department of English and Foreign Languages, SRM Institute of Science & Technology, Kattankulathur held during 19th – 20th April 2021.
- Dr. K. Sampath presented a paper entitled Synthesis, Characterization And Optical Property Of Ruthenium(Ii) Thiosemicarbazone Complexes in a TNSCST Sponsored National Level Symposium on Anti-Cancer Drugs from Nanocomposite Materials organised by PG and Research Department of Chemistry, Chikkanna Government Arts College, Tirupur, held on 9th April 2021.
- Dr.K.Meena presented a paper entitled Properties of Nano Delta Star Open Sets in an International Conference on Materials Science Engineering and Technology 2021 organised by Akshaya College of Engineering and Technology, Coimbatore held during 15th – 16th April 2021.
- Ms. E.Shobhana presented a paper entitled Structural Characterization and Optical Studies of Poly(methyl methacrylate) Thin Films in a National Conference on Emerging Trends in Engineering Sciences – NCETES’21 organised by Karpagam Academy of Higher Education, Coimbatore held on 17th May 2021.
- Dr. Arokia Lawrence Vijay presented a paper entitled Juxtapose of Strength and Travails – A Study from the Circle of Reasons in the first Virtual International Conference on Language, Literature and Cultural Studies in the 21st century organised by Anna University, Chennai & B S Abdul Rahman Institute of Science and Technology on5th May 2021.
- Dr.J.Dhivya presented a paper entitled A New Technique for Solving Picture Fuzzy Differential Equation in an International conference on Material science and Manufacturing Technology 2021 organised by Diligentec Solutions and Akshaya College of Engineering and Technology held during 15th – 16th April 2021.
- Dr. KR. Aranganayagam presented a paper entitled Cytotoxicity and Antimicrobial studies of ZnO and silver doped ZnO Nanorods and their Structural properties in a Two-day International Virtual Conference on Advanced Materials for Emerging Technologies organised by Sri Ramakrishna Mission Vidyalaya College of Arts and Science held during 26th – 27th April 2021.
WORKSHOPS / FDP ATTENDED
24 FDPs/STTPs (for minimum 5 days) were attended by all the faculty members of the department in the 3rd Quarter of the academic year 2020 – 2021. A graphical presentation of the activities is given below.
Bar chart below presents active participation of the SFS faculty members
Bar chart below presents active participation – Department wise
SEMINAR/ TRAINING/ WEBINAR/ WORKSHOP ATTENDED (LESS THAN 5 DAYS)
9 Seminar/ Training/ Webinar/ Workshop were attended (for less than 5 days) by our faculty members of each department in the last quarter of the academic year 2020 – 2021.
Contribution by faculty members – Month wise and Activity wise
FACULTY AS RESOURCE PERSON
- Dr. Sreejana S has been a judge for the event Blogathon in Thulir’21 organized by Agam forum of Kumaraguru Institutions held on 3rd March 2021.
- Mr. R. Mayildurai acted as Resource Person for 5-day Faculty Development Programmme on Environmental Science and Engineering organised by Department of Chemistry, Arasu Engineering College, Kumbakonam, Tanjore, held on 3rd March 2021.
- Dr. B.Arokia Lawrence Vijay acted as Resource person for a one-day workshop on Technical writing at Sri Ramakrishna Arts and Science College, Navaindia, Coimbatore, held on 30th March 2021.
- Dr. B Arokia Lawrence Vijay acted as Resource person for a session on Career Guidance at Shanti Ashram held on 13th March 2021.
- Dr.Maheswari K has been a Panelist for DST Seed NGM College, Pollachi, held on 19th March 2021.
- Dr. H. Arul delivered a lecture on “Thermoanalytical Techniques” in AICTE-ISTE sponsored STTP on Bioanalytical techniques, organized by Department of Biotechnology, KCT, held on 27th April 2021.
- Dr. Sreejana S has served as a panel member in the “Insights” round, the Selection Process for the Leadership Council 2021-22 held on 14th May 2021.
- Dr.R.Marudhachalam acted as Resource person for the webinar on ” Statistics using R-Programming organized by department of Mathematics, KPR institute of Engineering and Technology held on 22nd May 2021.
- Dr KR Aranganayagam delivered a guest lecture on “Applications of Nanomaterials in Environmental Remediation” organised by Department of Chemistry, Muthayammal College of Engineering, Kakkaveri, Rasipuram, on 20th May 2021.
Dr. Saratha SR, successfully completed her Ph.D. viva voce in Mathematics under the supervision of Dr.G.Sai Sundara Krishnan, Department of Applied Mathematics and Computational Sciences, PSG College of Technology, Coimbatore on 4th March 2021.
Dr. R Prakasam, successfully completed his PhD viva voce in Physics under the supervision of Dr.R.Balamurugan, AP-III, Department of Physics, Kumaraguru College of Technology on 15th March 2021.
STUDENTS’ ACHIEVEMENTS – KUDOS, STUDENTS!
- Krishna Kumar R R (20BEI027) participated in a Chess competition organised by Anna University Sports Board, PPG Institute of Technology GDG cloud communities on 17th March 2021 and won First prize.
- Dharunuika Namagiri B V (20BCS028) participated in NCC Inspring Women Winners organised by NCC of KCT from 12th to 14th March 2021 and won Second prize.
- K.Sunanditaa Karthikeyan (20BBT044) participated in a Project presentation competition – Techinovation organised by Dr. B R Ambedkar National Institute Of Technology, Jalandhar, from 6th to 7th March 2021.
- Vidul S A (20BIT061) participated in a Competition -PRAAGYA organised by Shri Guru Gobind Singhji Institute of Engineering and Technology, Nanded, Maharashtra, on 1st and 2nd May 2021 and won First prize.
My Experiences on PBL
My journey in Project-Based Learning Framework
My journey in Project-Based Learning Framework started on the 2nd of January after undergoing a rigorous selection process. I cannot deny the fact that despite having spent 5 long months here, my excitement has not slackened a bit. At first, I was uncertain about the proposition of expecting first years to solve real-life problems. Well, I was proven wrong. With the help of our incredible set of teachers, alumni mentors, student mentors, and motivated peers, my mindedness broadened a great deal. I initially expected this framework to only deal with project making. But I was proven wrong. Yet again. From wellness sessions every morning to deep learning courses covering engineering mathematics, physics, chemistry, programming, data structures; sessions on problem-solving techniques like reverse engineering, empathy canvas mapping, biomimicry; Sprout’s peer learning series; guest lectures and entrepreneurial talks, it is just one complete dream package.
Apart from honing our problem-solving skills, it has also been fostering our problem-finding skills helping us keep societal commitment as the ultimate priority. Team playing has been one unforgettable learning in this journey. Here, I have learned to convince and to be convinced. We have realized that often the best solutions are reaped when we build on each other’s ideas. Subsequently, I have imbibed to appreciate and take up different perspectives and beliefs – what seemed impossible in one’s frame is a piece of cake in another’s. It has also taught me the need to communicate effectively. I have understood that the proper expression of thought is as important as the thought itself. As expected, the trail wasn’t always easy to traverse. I am pleased, for those times offered the best lessons. For the myriad of experiences and opportunities offered, I shall always owe immense respect for this framework.
– Jayalakshmi R (20BMC013)
Project-Based Learning Framework – An Opportunity
As the saying goes ‘one opportunity used wisely can change your life dramatically’, PBL must be the best thing that has ever happened to me in my learning journey. It is rare we come across these infrequent opportunities in life. During the probation period, the talk sessions on how a project should be built, helped me a lot, I did not realize how picking the brain from other people would help me see the bigger picture. Everyday there would be a heartfulness session which helped me to know more about myself, the session would be so inspiring that I had the urge to make the day count and never procrastinate. I gained a lot of exposures through scholastic talks and Stem projects on the budding engineering technologies.
‘Without knowledge action is useless and knowledge without action is futile’. With the help of deep learning, I was able to practice the concepts taught by the faculty and relate it with real time applications. The faculty team were of great help to us, they helped us in every manner possible be it academically, morally or in project. The sessions were modified in such a way they would satisfy our aching needs for guidance and set us on a right path.‘There is no limit to what can be accomplished if it doesn’t matter who gets the credit’, this is what I said to myself during our project period, we as a team learnt a lot from our mentors and understood that knowledge gained through experience will last. One among the many things I learnt here is that knowledge is not gained by reading or writing, it is a treasure that is to be unearthed from within us.
– JOBISHA CELIN. A (20BME051)
Project-Based Learning Framework – A Great Journey
Project Based Learning, it has been a great journey for me. I started it in my first semester, where I got to do my first project. Before talking about the project, from this PBL I have learned a lot, here in PBL it is like a place where you have no barriers on exploration. I personally felt that exploration I did is helping me on a great extent to make my path for the future. I got to know what all are available out there and what I am good at. So firstly, I am an automobile enthusiast and my project relevant to that. The big picture here was, for a whole semester all the learnings, researches and experiments we did was on something we love. My project was to build a three-wheeled scooter, with two wheels on front and one at rear namely “Reverse Trike.” It was also a battery-operated vehicle. We had our mentor assigned from KCT GARAGE, Mr Kiranlal sir, who guided us throughout the project. The facilities required for our project for each phase such as designing, and fabrication was all provided by KCT GARAGE. We learnt a lot of skills there, such as usage of power tools, CAD designing and lot more. The other best part was the people I met, the seniors and the alumni, they simply provided us an amazing environment while working on this project, they share us their experience; we learnt a lot from. The seniors just made our first semester a hundred times better. Talking about the project reviews we did; it really enhanced our presentation skills. We had 4 reviews in total in which we showed progression in each review. After the project and the reviews, we drafted a research paper on our project which is on the wait to get published. Overall, I would never regret my journey in PBL and yes, I am continuing in PBL for my second semester with a happy face!
–Monish P (20BME072)
DAYS OF HEAVEN – SUDDEN TRANSFORMATION
In the world of technology
We depleted the science of ecology.
Fast moving vehicles here and there
Tall buildings and factories everywhere
Led to fresh air nowhere.
Human quality of benevolence
Is being overtaken by arrogance.
Which made us take mother nature for granted?
And we could now feel how our life is impacted.
Due to dwindling number of trees
Chirping bird flees
Lot of charming sights vanished.
Could deforestation be relinquished?
Ages of gap to anticipate the downpour.
No house is built without the ‘bore’.
The gushing flow of rivers
Are now tainted by chemicals.
From silvery look to horrible black
Undoubtedly the purity of H2O in lack.
Seas producing undulating waves.
Every aquatic fauna craves.
To cease contaminating
And avoid things that are intoxicating.
Every act of the mankind
Has made us all blind
From foreseeing our descendants’ plight
Let’s choose the path which is right
‘Change’ from each of us
Could render a life that is precious
Let’s not be the reason
For our posterity’s grievance.
-Yogeswari L (20BAD050)
Pandemonium, Perplexing and Insanity
Saddest Reality that sparks few thoughts
Broken beats, Alas, Rhythm’s attractivity
Greed and lust and heavy insecurity
As detection of the darkest shadow too
Requires a streak of light at least shallow
Pensively brooding over divine deux
Two kid hearts happily playing mellow
A Depressed human, Emotions Suppressed
Benign hands, helping out to recover
No stereotypes, no prejudices framed
Uncovered, purest joy in undercover
My dimples show up after all these
A reaffirmation to humanity, agrees!!!
-Navina G A (20BIS028)
PORTRAITS AND SKETCHES
HoD: Dr. M. Ezhilarasi
Editors: Dr. Vijeta Iyer, Dr. Tissaa Tony C