Events - 2019

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Drive: Student Membership drive for 2020

Student Membership drive for 2020

Date: December 2019

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Workshop: Do it Yourself Workshop on Solar Lamp by IEEE IIT Mandi

IEEE SB Chapter IIT Mandi in collaboration with IEEE PES-IAS Delhi Section, National Service Scheme (NSS) and Society for collaborative Research and Innovation (SCRI) successfully celebrated the IEEE Day in Himalayan Region through “Do it Yourself Workshop on Solar Lamp” with a theme of Solar Energy for Future conducted at Government School named Nalan Govt. School. This project was a part of the Global IEEE day Celebration by IEEE SB Chapter IIT Mandi and IEEE Delhi Section, NSS and SCRI.

The activity is to deliver a talk on non-renewable and renewable energy sources, after the awareness talk, there would a small hands-on session on assembling a portable solar lamp. The students of Nalan Govt. school showed high interest in making the solar lamp and the complete solar lamp has been majorly made by students itself. Though, the IEEE volunteers helped them as per their individual need. Once the students have completed the task then the solar lamp has been hand over to them as a memento and further awareness about how the solar lamp generate energy from the solar.

        

The project focused on creating awareness among the 10th Standard students about renewable energy and its sources and assembling a portable solar lamp by each student. Altogether, 15 kids from 10th class with the four faculty members from the school participated in this event. The team provided dismantled parts of the solar lamp to school students and they were curiously engaged in making the lamp. Lots of questions in young minds started to emerge, as they started making the solar lamp. The volunteers were also engaged with the individual students to quench their thrust of knowledge and helping them in assembling the parts. The students took approximately one and a half hour to complete the project and at the last, the moment came of which we all were waiting for, the gleams of triumph, affection and aspiration in their eyes with the glow of the solar lamp as they switched it on for green energy. After all, we saw a keen sense of attraction for solar energy in these innocent, happy and blooming young minds.

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Workshop: Quadcopter Workshop

A 2 days long quadcopter workshop was organized by IEEE IAS SB Chapter IIT Mandi in collaboration with SkyFi Labs, sponsored by IEEE student branch chapter IIT Mandi and IEEE IAS-PES chapter of Delhi Section. It was conducted on 16th and 17th November 2019. Initial lecture session of 3 hrs duration helped to get a good understanding of rotary-wing aircraft and their dynamics. Students were then divided into a team of 5 members and they worked in cooperation to build the drone. Workshop saw good participation from 1st year and 2nd year students engaging in fabricating the quadcopter and assembling electronics. It gave an exposure to Design and concepts of Embedded Systems behind multicopters. At the last, calibration and proper testing of the developed quadcopter was done and each student was given a chance to fly their built drones in testing ground.

  • Embedded Development Board
  • Brushless DC Motor
  • Propellers
  • Electronic Speed Controllers
  • Power Distribution Board
  • Accelerometer sensors
  • Gyroscopic Sensors
  • Quadrotor Frame
  • Screws and Nuts
  • Transmitter and Receiver

Date: 16th, 17th November 2019

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Hackathon: IEEE Hack36 and Open-Source Talks

The Programming Club of IIT Mandi in association with ACM student chapter and IEEE IAS student branch and IEEE IAS-Delhi section organized a 36-hour hackathon, Hack36 at IIT Mandi, India. The hackathon was sponsored by IIT Mandi Catalyst. The hackathon saw 223 participants. Hack36 was by far the biggest programming event ever organized at IIT Mandi. Themes were disclosed at 10:00 PM on 8th November 2019. Themes were provided by startups incubated by IIT Mandi Catalyst. Startups also explained their startup ideas to the students. 96 teams participated in the hackathon. Out of 96 teams, 59 teams submitted their ideas. Out of these 59 teams, 26 teams submitted final project.Along with the Hackathon, two talks on Open Source were also organized. The talks were given by prominent members of open source community. First talk was given by Marcos Caceres of Mozilla Foundation. Marcos is from Australia and gave the talk remotely. The talk was attended by 55 students. The timings of this talk were 9th November 2019 11AM to 12PM. Marcos introduced students to Mozilla and his work in Mozilla Foundation. He also guided students to get started with Open Source. Link to his presentation notes: Marcos Caceres Gist Second talk was given by Aveek Basu of The Linux Foundation. Aveek is from Kolkata and he travelled to IIT Mandi along with Sahil Arora (IIT Mandi Alumni, 2018 batch). This talk was attended by 120 students. The initial timings of this talk were 9th November 2019 2-3 PM but due to clash with lab evaluation of First year students, the talk was shifted to 6:30 PM to 7:30PM same day. His primary focus was getting students interested in Open Source and Open Printing. Link to his presentation: Aveek Basu Presentation

Date: 10:00PM 8 th November 2019 - 12:00PM 10 th November 2019

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Talk: Transformation of the Indian core sector Industries and consequent demand on an Engineer over the last 40 years

IEEE technical talks was organizedby IEEE IAS Student Branch Chapter IIT Mandi in collaboration with IEEE PES-IAS Chapter Delhi Section on 08 th Nov. 2019 on the topic “Transformation of the Indian core sector Industries and consequent demand on an Engineer over the last 40 years” by Mr. Sabyasachi Roy.

Date: Nov. 08, 2019 (Friday)
Speaker: Mr. Sabyasachi Roy

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Workshop: Hands-on Workshop on Solar Powered Lamp for School Students by IEEE IIT Mandi

IEEE SB Chapter IIT Mandi in collaboration with IEEE PELS Delhi Section, National Service Scheme (NSS) and Society for collaborative Research and Innovation (SCRI) successfully celebrated the IEEE Day in Himalayan Region through “Hands-on Workshop on Solar Powered Lamp for School Students” with a theme of Solar Energy for Future conducted at Government School named Nishu Govt. School on 31 st October 2019. This project was a part of the Global IEEE day Celebration by IEEE SB Chapter IIT Mandi and IEEE Delhi Section, NSS and SCRI. The activity is to deliver a talk on non-renewable and renewable energy sources, after the awareness talk, there would a small hands-on session on assembling a portable solar lamp. The students of Nishu Govt. school showed high interest in making the solar lamp and the complete solar lamp has been majorly made by students itself. Though, the IEEE volunteers helped them as per their individual need. Once the students have completed the task then the solar lamp has been handed over to them as a memento and further awareness about how the solar lamp generate energy from the solar.

 

The project focused on creating awareness among the 17 th  Standard students about renewable energy and its sources and assembling a portable solar lamp by each student. Altogether, 17 kids from 10 th  class with the four faculty members from the school participated in this event. The team provided dismantled parts of the solar lamp to school students and they were curiously engaged in making the lamp. Lots of questions in young minds started to emerge, as they started making the solar lamp. The volunteers were also engaged with the individual students to quench their thrust of knowledge and helping them in assembling the parts. The students took approximately one and a half hour to complete the project and at the last, the moment came of which we all were waiting for, the gleams of triumph, affection and aspiration in their eyes with the glow of the solar lamp as they switched it on for green energy. After all, we saw a keen sense of attraction for solar energy in these innocent, happy and blooming young minds.

Date: 31st October 2019

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Celebration: Teacher’s Day 2019

On the occasion of Teacher’s day, the IEEE IAS Student Branch Chapter IIT Mandi with collaboration with IEEE PELS Student Branch Chapter IIT Mandi celebrated Teacher’s day on 5 th September 2019 at IIT Mandi, Himachal Pradesh, India. Teachers' Day in India is celebrated on 5 th September to commemorate the birth anniversary of Dr. Sarvepalli Radhakrishnan. He was a renowned scholar, recipient of Bharat Ratna, first Vice- President and second President of independent India. He was born on 5 th September 1888. As an educationist, he was an advocate of edification, and was a distinguished envoy, academician, and above all a great teacher. As the common adage goes, the future of a country lies in the hands of its children and teachers, as mentors, can would students into future leaders who shape the destiny of India. They play an important role in our lives to become successful in career and business. They help us to become a good human being, a better member of the society and an ideal citizen of the country. Teacher’s Day is celebrated to acknowledge the challenges, hardships and the special role that teachers play in our lives.The event was followed by the Cake Cutting celebrating the Teacher’s Day.

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Talk:IEEE Technical talk on Applying Gandhian Principles for Energy Sustainability and Mitigating Climate Change

An IEEE technical talks was organizedby IEEE IAS Student Branch Chapter IIT Mandi in collaboration with IEEE PES-IAS Chapter Delhi Section on 18thJuly 2019 on the topic “Applying Gandhian Principles for Energy Sustainability and Mitigating Climate Change” by Prof. Chetan Singh Solanki.

Prof. Chetan Singh Solanki, IIT Bombay has undertaken Gandhi Global Solar Yatra (GGSY), to promote the idea of Energy Swaraj, wherein the communities generate and consume their own energy needs through the adoption of solar energy. With this, he is traveling across the country and visited Mandi on 18th July 2019, and he delivered IEEE technical talk on “Applying Gandhian Principles for Energy Sustainability and Mitigating Climate Change”.

Date: 18/07/2019 (Thursday)
Time: 10:00 -11:30 am
Venue: A1- NKN

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1st IEEE PELS Day Celebration at IIT Mandi

Overall Agenda of the event is as follows:
1. Introduction to IEEE PELS Day by Rajesh Pindoriya, PELS Day Ambassador.
2. Brief Progress of IEEE SB Chapter IIT Mandi, by Adil Usman, PES Young Professional Representative, India.
3. Expert talk on Wireless Power Transfer Typologies in E-vehicle Applications by Dr.Narsa Reddy, Member, IEEE.
4. Vote of Thanks by Rajesh Pindoriya, IEEE PELS Ambassador and Region 10 leader.
The event was followed by the Cake Cutting celebrating the 1st IEEE PELS Day.

Date: 20th June 2019.

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National Workshop: Real-Time Digital Simulation for Power Engineering Applications

IEEE Student Branch Chapter IIT Mandi in collaboration with IEEE IAS SB Chapter of IIT Mandi organized anational workshop on “Real-Time Digital Simulation for Power Engineering Applications” at IIT Mandi. This workshop was partially sponsored by IEEE IAS and Science and Engineering Research Board (SERB), India. The workshop’s objective was to enhance the knowledge of the participants in the area of the “Real-Time Digital Simulation for Power Engineering Applications”. With the theme of “Real-Time Digital Simulation for Power Engineering Applications,” this event was providing an environment for research scholars, faculty members and industry personnel to know, grow, develop, experience and exchange their ideas to fortifying the technological developments.
The chief guest of workshop was Prof. Ramesh Oruganti.
Speaking about the impact of the workshop, Dr. Bharat S. Rajpurohit, coordinator of the workshop and Associate Professor, School of Computing and Electrical Engineering, IIT Mandi, said, that the large number of participant registrations shows the importance and significance of learning RTDS and Opal RT tool.
Highlighting the unique aspects of this workshop, Prof. S. N. Singh, Fellow, IEEE, Vice chancellor, MMMUT, Gorakhpur, India, delivered lecture on “Estimation of Grid Harmonics in the Presence of Renewable Energy Sources”.

Date: 13-16 June 2019

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Meeting: IEEE Closing Ceremony for the year 2018 - 19

IEEE Student Branch IIT Mandi celebrated its closing ceremony for the year 2018-19. The event included talks by the branch counselors and recognitions of some students for their dedication and contribution to the branch. It began with an introductory talk by vice-chairman of IEEE Student Branch, Mr. Munish, followed by a speech by Dr. Bharat Singh Rajpurohit, branch counselor IEEE IAS student branch. Mr. Piyush Anand, chairperson of IEEE Student Branch IIT Mandi gave a presentation covering the events and achievements of the branch for the year 2018-19. The event then continued towards the next phase of felicitation to executive council members and some volunteers for their contribution to the growth of branch. The event was a success because of the considerable participation of students, especially undergraduate students.

Date: 11th June 2019.

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Hackathon: IEEE IAS SB Chapter IIT Mandi Organized Hackathon on Deep Learning

IIT Mandi in collaboration with IEEE IAS SB Chapter IIT Mandi has organized a hackathon from 17th May 2019 to 19th May 2019 at IIT Mandi, Himachal Pradesh, India. There were 23 teams who have participated in the hackathon and showcased their skills. All of the projects were chosen as to motivate the students on the wide applications that the current trend of deep learning provides and make them familiar with many aspects of deep learning. Each group were assisted by the faculty in charge Dr. Aditya Nigam and teaching assistants of the Deep Learning course offered in IIT Mandi.

Schedule of the Event:
17 May 2019:
6:00 pm - 8:00 pm: Problem formulation and discussion
18 May 2019:
11:00 am: Progress evaluation and discussion with the teaching assistants
10:00 pm: Mid evaluation performed by faculty incharge Dr Aditya Nigam
19 May 2019:
10:00 am: Final submission from each group
11:00 am - 6:00 pm: Detailed final evaluation and discussion of the projects for each group individually.

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Industrial Visit: IEEE Industrial Visit to Larji Hydro Power Plant (126 MW)

IEEE SB Chapter IIT Mandi in collaboration with IEEE PES-IAS-PELS Delhi Section, organized IEEE Industrial visit to Larji Hydro Power Plant (126 MW) in Mandi, Himachal Pradesh, India. The 126 MW Larji Hydropower Plant near Aut on the mainstem of the Beas is run by the Himachal Pradesh State Electricity Board (HPSEB). Around 22 students comprising of undergraduate, graduate and PhD research students of IIT Mandi went for the academic visit

Date: 25 th May 2019.

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Industrial Visit: IEEE Industrial Visit to Bijni Power Substation (132/33kV)

AIEEE SB Chapter IIT Mandi in collaboration with IEEE PES-IAS-PELS Delhi Section, organized IEEE Industrial visit to Bijni Power Substation (132/32 kV), Mandi, Himachal Pradesh, India. Around 22 students comprising of undergraduate, graduate and PhD research students of IIT Mandi went for the academic visit

Date: 25 th May 2019.

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Talk: Natural Language Processing

Natural Language Processing technology has been greatly used in various application areas like E-Commerce, Health Care, Digital Assistants etc. It has been exciting and challenging topic for academics as well as industry. The tech talk gives a brief technical overview of NLP and gives an insight to NLP use cases on which we are working in automotive domain, specially for Advance Driver Assistance Systems (ADAS) and Autonomous Driving (AD). Also, the tech talk highlights the challenges for NLP in automotive domain and in general, along with demonstration of our success stories.

Date: 14/05/2019
Speaker: Veena Vengalil

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Talk: Artificial Intelligence for Automated Driving

People around the World are now quite excited about the launch of autonomous cars. The ability to perceive its environment using the modern form of AI and take decisions without the assistance of any driver is amazing. In other words, these cars are equipped with special sensors, processors and another database which is responsible for the operation of this car and does not require any driver. It navigates itself following up to the destination point requested by users.

Date: 14/05/2019
Speaker: Bharath Shivapuram

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Contest: Robo-Wars

IEEE Student Branch IIT Mandi in collaboration with Robotic club of IIT Mandi will be organising “Robo-war” as part of technical fest Exodia.
Task is to design and construct a wired or wireless (remote controlled) robot capable of fighting a tournament against other bot(s). Each team has to come up with a CAD model of a robot. With mighty armours, nifty axes and more innovative weapons.

Date: 12/04/2019

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Contest: Line Follower

IEEE Student Branch IIT Mandi in collaboration with Robotic club of IIT Mandi will be organising “Line follower” as part of technical fest Exodia.
The event is conducted in two levels. Students who qualify level- 1 will be allowed to level-2.

Date: 13/04/2019

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Contest: Drone Championship

IEEE Student Branch IIT Mandi in collaboration with Robotics club of IIT Mandi will be organising “Drone championship” event as part of technical fest Exodia.
The Objective of this whole competition is to judge the knowledge and skills of the all the participants, on the basis of which the winners of the Quad copter Championship will be declared. Building the Quad copter to travel from source to destination crossing various interruptions, hurdles etc along the path of journey.

Date: 14/04/2019

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Contest: Corundrum

IEEE Student Branch IIT Mandi in collaboration with Programming club of IIT Mandi will be organising “Corundrum” event as part of technical fest Exodia.
This event provides an opportunity to prove programming supremacy amidst brilliant coders by bringing in the best solution to the given problem statement in the limited amount of time using machine learning and deep learning. It is basically a programming dilemma to bring out the best accepted elucidation.

Date: 14/04/2019

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Meeting: IEEE IAS SB Chapter EXECOM Meeting

3rd Execom Meeting of IEEE IAS SB Chapter IIT Mandi was scheduled with agenda's:
1. Induction of new IEEE IAS Student Members.
2. Follow up action on the minutes of last Execom meeting.
3. Welcome of New IEEE Robotics Society and introduction to new members to the existing IAS society to the newly formed Robotics Society.
4. Formation of New Execom Members.
5. Filing of Petition to open IEEE Women in Engineering Society of IIT Mandi
6. Plan of activities for the year 2019.

Date: 5th March 2019.

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Seminar: Field-Circuit Coupled Formulation for Analysis of Transformers and Electrical Machines

An IEEE Seminar has been organized by IEEE IAS SB Chapter of IIT Mandi in association with IEEE PES-IAS and PELS-IES Chapters
Venue: A4 Conference Room
Timings: 11:00 AM to 12:00 PM

Date: 8th January 2019.
Speaker:Dr. Ganesh Kumbhar, IIT Roorkee

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Workshop: FPGA based Systems Synthesis by Xilinx

A one-day workshop was been organized by IEEE IAS SB Chapter of IIT Mandi in association with IEEE PES- IAS Chapter, Delhi Section. The workshop was on "FPGA based Systems Synthesis" conducted by Xilinx.

Date: 18th January 2019..