konnect Issue-date: 30th September, 2019.

JUNE 2019 – SEPTEMBER 2019

1.Workshop on Signals, Sensors & Measurement Systems:

Dates: 22/07/2019 – 26/07/2019
OBJECTIVE : Design of a data acquisition and measurement system is planned as a value- add course for Electronics and Communication and Instrumentation Engineering students. The course incorporates experiment design and problem-based learning as pedagogical tools. An assessment- verification-improvement process is aimed at by the end of the course with respect to list of laboratory experiments/ projects that are implementable in the teaching/learning process.
Mr N Vittal, Mr V Shankar ,Ex- NAL, Bangalore, Mr Rajshekhar Uchil And Faculty of BMSCE : Dr. B Kanmani, Dr. Meena P, Dr. Bhanu Prashant, Dr. M Sunil, Dr. Mamatha M N, Dr. Santosh R Desai, Dr. Veena N Hegde.
The workshop had 25 student registrants from various branches (ECE,ML,TCE,EIE and Mech) in BMSCE and it also had over 35 student registrants from MJP-FET, Rohilkhand University, Bareilley in the online session through SKYPE. The workshop was concluded with a competition.The first round involved a quiz for the participants. The written quiz was based on the topics covered throughut the workshop. The participants showed great enthusiasm and spontaneity. Sixparticipants were selected for the second round based on the quiz performance. They were asked to put forward their views on ‘Automation a boon or bane’ in a group discussion setting. Two winners were finally selected.

2. RC Car Workshop:
Date : 03/09/2019
The students of 7th semester from Electronics and Instrumentation Department under the banner of ISA BMSCE, recently organized a RC car Workshop.
The workshop saw an overwhelming response, with a turnover of around 60 participants. Among them, we had a couple of participants from other colleges as well. There was an option for participants to buy a take away kit, which included all the components required for making an RC car. The participants were primarily from the first semester, belonging to various branches like EIE, TCE, ECE and Mechanical among others. The tentative workshop timings were from 1.45pm to 6pm.
Each concept was explained in detail and the participants were asked to extend that concept to perform the tasks and only on completion of the given task, the next was given. All the volunteers helped each team in interfacing, understanding of code and concepts. The volunteers ensured each team had all the required components for the particular task given. The coordinators and volunteers were at the reach of participants at all times, to resolve all queries.
The session ended with distribution of certificates to all participants. Participants enjoyed the workshop,gained some insight on subject and gave the organisers a positive response.

ISA BMSCE & ISA Bangalore in PHASESHIFT 2019
PhaseShift is the Annual National Tech Symposium of BMSCE. This year, the theme was ‘ENERGY & SUSTAINABILITY’ and there were about 80 events and workshops centered around that theme. Just like every year, this edition of PhaseShift received great support and guidance from the members of ISA Bangalore Section. We received monetary support from Mr.Anil Kumar from AGRAJ AUTOMATION. Mr. Rajshekar Uchil readily agreed to be a judge for one of the events. The trend continued, with Dr.Sunil Shah and his team from MODELICON INFOTECH conducting the flagship event of the Dept. of Electronics & Instrumentation.
Dr. Sunil Shah of Modelicon Infotech played a key role in successful conduction of the event ‘Hardware Hackathon’. This event also had Dr. Jayesh Barve, President of ISA Bangalore section and Mr. Umashankar, President Elect of ISA Bangalore section serve as members of the jury.
All of us at the Dept. of EIE, BMSCE, students and teachers alike, are grateful to ISA Bangalore for their constant support. We hope to achieve bigger feats under their mentorship in the days to come.
The event reports are as follows:

a) Smart Rooms with Alexa:
(Flag-ship Event: Department of Electronics and Instrumentation)
Date: 15th September 2019
This workshop cum event was conducted by the resource persons from Modelicon Infotech Pvt. Ltd. and in association with ISA Bangalore.It was held on both the days of Phase shift - 2019. The first day was the workshop and it witnessed around 35 participants from various colleges. In the course of the workshop, the participating teams got hands on training with the required hardware. The participants were very intrigued and curious to know about how they can connect their hardware to Alexa, which was planned for the following day.
The next day, all teams had completed the given task and were ready to be judged. The competition witnessed two winners, the first being from PES University and runners up from BMS COLLEGE OF ENGINEERING.
This event was sponsored by Modelicon Infotech Pvt Ltd.The event was successfully conducted from both ends and all the participating teams mentioned in their feedback that they are looking forward to many more such workshops.

b) JAM (Just a Minute):
Date: 15th September 2019
Just a minute is an impromptu speech where the speaker is supposed to express the ideas based on the given topic. This event was organized by the Department of Electronics and Instrumentation as a part of Phase Shift 2019, annual technical symposium of BMS College of Engineering. Participants were given topics based on ‘energy and sustainability’, which was the theme for Phase Shift 2019.This JAM session was judged by Mr. Rajshekar Uchil, Deputy General Manager, Josts Engineering Company Ltd. The participants were judged based on their speech content, organization of materials, communicative ability and body language. Participants were given topics on the spot and were given a minute for preparation and a minute to deliver their content. Apoorva S, a student of BMSCE grabbed the first place with a cash prize of Rs.1000 and Anupriya Periwal also a student of BMSCE came second and won a cash prize of Rs.500. This event was sponsored by Agraj Automation & Sasmos.