Monday, October 3, 2016

Seminar on Non Destructive Testing and Industrial Safety

The Department of Mechanical Engineering at AVCE focuses on molding students to become employable engineers through multiple skill development activities, Industry seminars, Socio-economically relevant projects etc. apart from their regular curriculum. To provide a good exposure to students, a seminar was conducted on the topic of Non Destructive testing and Safety engineering. 

The seminar was divided into two sessions. Session I was handled by Mr. Ravikumar Sekaharan Nair Senior expert on Eddy current testing and NDT Level III certified Instructor with about 30+ years of experience. He provided insights to students about Non Destructive Testing (NDT), the various methods of NDT its process functions and usage. Job opportunities in the field of NDT along with the relevant certifications needed were also discussed for the benefit of the students.

Session II handled by Mr. Deepu Ravikumar Safety Engineer, Trainer/HSE of Vibrant Consultancy WLL of Doha Qatar brought the students into a live atmosphere of Safety features employed in organizations for the safety and security of working personal, he also presented about the courses such as OSHA, NEBOSH, LEEYA etc. that will benefit the students to obtain jobs in Safety field. He presented live demo on first aids employed in case of emergency in safety field. He lectured on importance of safety and why this safety should be given prime importance. The session was very lively for all students.

The knowledge shared in both the sessions provided a good exposure to the field of Non-Destructive testing and safety along with the job opportunities associated with it.

The program was conducted successfully with the support from Management,Vice Principal and Principal. Mr. N. Manikandan Head, Mechanical and the coordinators Mr. Prawyn Jeba (AP/Mech) and Mr. Eswaramoorthy (AP/Mech) coordinators have lended their effort to organize the program successfully.

Monday, September 19, 2016

AVCE team wins first position at Innovista 2016 ( Jointly organized by SAE & TAFE )

It is always happy to share things that are meant, not as a dream, but as a driving force that converts dreams into reality. In this regard, our project team from AVCE has won the first prize at Innovista 2016 a Technical Extravaganza organized by TAFE and SAE, competing among more than 200 projects from colleges across the state.

Society of Automotive Engineers (SAE), India is India's leading resource for automobile technology. As an individual member driven society of automobile technology practitioners the ownership of SAEINDIA wrests with its members who are Individuals from the automotive engineering community, which includes Engineers Executives from Industry, Government Officials, Academics and student members. Meanwhile Tractors and Farm Equipment Limited (TAFE), is an Indian tractor major incorporated in 1960 at Chennai, with an annual turnover of INR 93 billion. The third-largest tractor manufacturer in the world and the second largest in India by volumes, TAFE wields about 25% market share of the Indian tractor industry with a sale of over 150,000 tractors (domestic and international) annually and presence in over 85 countries.

SAE and TAFE have  jointly organized Innovista 2016 a Technical Expo to bring out the technical paradigm of young minds in Tamilnadu at PSNA College of Engineering on 17th September, 2016. More than 200 projects have applied for presenting at the grand expo, among which 81 projects have been selected for presentation at PSNA College of Engineering. Two of our student projects namely Solar Tricycle for fish vending women and Auto box Loader Machine featured among the 81 projects.

The solar tricycle for fish vending women works by means of Solar power generated from the Solar Panels present in the vehicle ceiling, for use in  emergency conditions it is also fitted with a re-chargable battery. There is no gear system so that women can easily operate it. It has space for both passengers and cargo. This helps the fisher women to transfer the fishes in an Eco-friendly and cost effective manner.

The Judging panel at TAFE and SAE looked at the Innovation in the project, its importance to society and Eco friendliness. There were other good projects which were there in the competition, but however the solar tricycle excelled in all the criteria the judges used to select the winners, thereby winning the first prize in Innovista 2016.  Representatives from SAE and TAFE and local crowd were blown away by the concept put forth, and appreciated very much the worthiness in the socially relevant project developed by our students. Mr. Tamil Selvan, (EEE) Mr. ManiRaj, (EEE) Ms.Betsi, (EEE) Mr.Ajith Kumar, (EEE) Mr.Maria Priston, (EEE)  Mr.Deepak D.U(MECH) and Mr. Krishna Kumar (MECH) were all behind the development and Concept behind the project. The judges awarded the project members with Mementos, Certificates and cash prizes.

Congratulating the students, AVCE awarded the students with a cash prize of Rs. 20000/- for their efforts.

Thursday, September 15, 2016

All India Radio ( AIR ) interviews AVCE students ( Broadcast on September 16 8:30 pm at 101 FM )

The students Mr. S. Mani Raj, Mr. B. K. Ajith Kumar and Mr. R. Dido Mahershalal Hashbaz along with the project coordinator Mr. G. Gaswin Kastro, AP, ECE explained about “LED Illumination for Fishing Boats” project in an interview on All India Radio (AIR). This program will be broadcasted on 16­-09­-2016 by AIR at 8.30 p.m in 101 FM.

LED illumination has lot of benefits over other lightings such as CFL and Incandescence lamps. AVCE is constantly engaging in activities to spread awareness about the benefits of LED lights to the public. A project team from AVCE has done this project. Through this project they have replaced the conventional lights used in a fishing boat by LED lights. This will help the fishermen save fuel so that they can practice fishing for long time and catch more fishes.

Since fishing involves dangerous tasks proper quantity of light is important. International Labour Organization (ILO) says that each compartment of the fishing boat and the passage ways should be illuminated to avoid marine accidents. The team studied these requirements and planned the illumination well before implementing on a fishing boat at Chinna Muttom.

Sunday, September 11, 2016

Celebration of AVCE 9th feast day along with inauguration of free campus Wi-Fi and CCTV facilities

Since the inception of AVCE at 2008, it has been a regular practice to celebrate the feast day with a holy mass. This year in addition to the regular celebrations we also had the blessing and installation of Annai vailankanni statue at our new college entrance along with the inauguration of free Wi-Fi campus and CCTV facilities.

This year our college premises were graced by the presence of Rev. Father Thadeus, VF, Vadakankulam, Rev. Father Jegadeesan, Parish priest Azhagapappuram, Rev. Father Arulmany, Parish priest Pushpavanam, and Rev. Father Vasantham, Parish priest Kizhavanery.

The event started with a holy mass by the Reverend Fathers followed by the blessing of Mother Mary statue. The blessed statue was taken and installed at our new college entrance.

Following the event, Rev. Father Thadeus inaugurated the free Wi-Fi campus facility in our college premises. 

This facility is intended to promote and provide a smart learning facility to our students.

In order to create a more smart campus, CCTV facilities were provided in select areas of our college premises. This facility was inaugurated by Father Jegatheesan on the feast day at AVCE

Friday, September 2, 2016

TCS Ion Regional Operations manager, Mr. Karthik awards prices to AVCE students in software development

AVCE takes pride in organizing student skill development activities with the aim of developing employable engineers. One such initiative is the recent Dennis Ritchie coding competition. As part of this event, the interested students are trained in latest software development technologies during their semester holidays and subsequently they develop useful projects in a coding competition. The winners of the competition are awarded with generous cash prizes.

This year Mr. Arunagiri Karthik, Regional Operations Manager, TCS Ion has kindly consented to be the chief guest for the program held on 26th August, 2016. Mr. Karthik motivated the students on working with a focused mindset, and to be passionate in their work to achieve the best in life. He also insisted the students to be always self motivated and never be let down by temporary failures. He evaluated about 20 projects submitted by the students in the categories of C Programming, Mobile application development and Web application development. Cash prizes worth Rs. 18000 were presented to the winners.

The projects which won the competition are mentioned below :

C Project on College Vehicle Management which literally helps in managing all end to end activities of vehicle from service to maintenance
I Prize and cash award of Rs 3000/
C Project on Visitor Entry Management which helps in tracking all visitors at one touch
II Prize and cash award of Rs 2000/
C Project on Pharmaceutical Management system to organize and track medicines in Pharmacy company
III Prize and cash award of Rs 1000/
Android app on CGPA Calculator with advanced features
Won the Best App Award with a cash prize of Rs 3000
Android App on Area Calculation
Won II Prize and Cash prize of Rs 2000
Customized Website for Blood Donors with their group and Voluntariness in AVCE
Won I Prize for Website with a cash prize of Rs 3000
Customized Job Portal for Avceiians Now students of AVCE could come across Job Vacancies around the Globe through this website
Won II Prize for Student portal with a cash prize of Rs 2000/
Customized Website for Organic food outlet which describes the importance and sales of organic food and construction customized website for civil Engineers.
Both these websites bagged the III Prize with a cash award of Rs 1000/- Each

Mr. Ravisankar Divisional Head of Tata consultancy services Ion supported the successful organization of the Program. AVCE Chairman Mr. D. Peter Jesudhas greeted the chief Guest .

Thursday, September 1, 2016

Six AVCE students among ICTACT Youth Talk 2016 Pre-finalists

We are posting this blog with a huge level of confidence and happiness; initially it was a big fear to compete in any event where it requires, that we should communicate only in English, and eventually we will step back from any kind of  program as such. But our college was not ready to spare as such, our management and placement team consistently insisted on competing in events, because even if we fail we lose nothing but if we win it is a great thing. 

And on the way, we were motivated to register for ICTACT youth Talk 2016. We were hesitant at first but we were ready to compete, 15 of us registered for the program and competed against 2000 participants in the venue.

Though we had fear we are not ready to back down because of the support and Inspiration provided by our college. As per the saying, that self confidence will always yield success we 6 were in the top 100 list for regional Pre-finals beating out more than 2000 participants.

Regional Pre-finals were a big boost for us, and we are now confident enough to compete in any stage. We are thankful to the management of AVCE and placement team who always stands for our betterment.

Deepak D.U(IV Mech ),
Arun.H.Kumar, (IV Mech ),
Bharathan S.M (IV Mech),
Chimin Shaji (IV CSE),
Sona Moncy (IV CSE),
Nimiya Roy(IV CSE).

Wednesday, August 24, 2016

CCNA workshop at AVCE campus by NIIT

The students of the II, III & IV year of Computer Science Engineering & Electronics and communication Engineering attended a workshop on 20th Aug 2016, which was organized by Computer Science department as a part of their curriculum through NIIT at AVCE campus. The workshop was based on the topic of CCNA (Cisco Certified Network Associate) and its applications. The workshop was conducted by Mr. Jones Christopher & his Teammates, from NIIT, Nagercoil.

The role and skills required by engineers are evolving significantly as enterprise networks encounter increased business demands and technology advancements. For individuals looking to build and validate Cisco networking fundamentals, the Cisco CCNA Routing and Switching program focuses on foundational IP networking skills required to deploy, operate and troubleshoot network. It introduces awareness of programmable networks, VPN technologies, adoption of IPv6, virtualized and cloud services and the ability to ensure critical career is being properly prioritized.

This workshop on CCNA course teaches learners how to install, operate, configure, and
verify a basic IPv4 and IPv6 network, including configuring a LAN switch, configuring an IP
router, identifying basic security threats, understanding redundant topologies, troubleshooting common network issues, connecting to a WAN, configuring EIGRP and OSPF in both IPv4 and IPv6, understanding wide-area network technologies, and getting familiar with device management

Topics covered on workshop :
  • Introduction: NETWORK BASICS
  • IP (Internet Protocol)
  • Subnet Mask and Subnetting
  • Cisco IOS, The CLI Commands
  • CLI (Command Line Interface) modes
  • Switch Operation
  • Virtual LAN (VLAN)
  • VLAN Trunking Protocol (VTP)
  • Routing Protocols
  • Static Routing
  • RIP Routing Protocol
  • OSPF Routing Protocol
  • EIGRP Routing Protocol
  • CDP (Cisco Discovery Protocol)
  • Switch Operation
  • Access Control List (ACL)
  • IPv6