Faculty of Engineering & Technology, JAIN (Deemed-To-Be-University) and Siemens India Ltd have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) to establish the “Siemens Excellence Centre for Electric Vehicle Design” in Industry Integrated Program. The MoU aims to strengthen the industry-institute association that will prove to be a vital link in reducing the technology adoption curve for the faculty and students.
Mr. Aiyappan Ramamurthy, the Director of Siemens, with his team and Vice President of Jain Trust, Mr. Ravindra Bandary inaugurated this event. The celebration began with ribbon cutting and inaugurals from the dignitaries of Siemens and Jain University followed by spiritual song and lamp lighting.
Dr Geetha G, Director of Computer Science gave the welcome address followed by a talk on collaboration given by Dr. Hariprasad S A, Director, FET – JU. The director of Siemens shared insights on the collaboration and said “As an organization, Siemens believes in fostering sustainable partnerships with academic institutions for knowledge sharing. We are proud to associate with Jain University through this MoU and believe that it would serve as a vital link in reducing the technology adoption curve especially in the world of process Electric Vehicle design”.
The MoU would facilitate in promoting the SITRAIN, Siemens Ltd. designed training courses to the faculty of various Engineering Colleges across India. The training module has been designed with an objective to provide effective, flexible and value-based training to faculty. The certification courses encompass a step-by-step learning approach and also include demonstration sessions as well as hands-on practice sessions.
Expressing his delight about the newly-formed collaboration, Mr. Ravindra Bandary said, “This is an excellent example of co-ordination and co-operation between Industry and Institute.” Further seconding the concept was Dr. Hariprasad S A, Director, FET – JU said, “The aim of this training is to train the trainer which will result in quality teaching in Electric Vehicle field and will help in increasing awareness about Electric Vehicle field amongst the masses”.
The event was a big success since this collaboration of the industry and education sector will provide high quality teaching concepts to the faculty. The faculty and management are looking forward to this partnership. The event was concluded with a vote of thanks by Dr Antanio Davis, Director, IIAEM – JU.
School of Computer Science and Engineering, Jain (Deemed-to-be University) hosted the Google AI FEST on 23rd September. It was a monumental celebration of Artificial Intelligence (AI) and its transformative potential. Powered by Google for Developers India Edu Program and supported by GDSC Jain University, the event aimed to educate and inspire students about AI's applications and emerging trends. The festival featured an array of seminars, immersive workshops, and a creative Ideathon, engaging participants in the limitless possibilities of AI.
The event commenced with an auspicious lamp-lighting ceremony, graced by dignitaries from the AI and education sectors. Notably, a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) was formally unveiled, signifying a commitment between Google Asia Pacific Pvt Ltd and Jain Deemed-to-be University to revolutionise education through open web and cloud technologies.
Distinguished speakers, including visionaries like Dr. Chenraj Roychand and Ronnie Screwvala, shared their insights, enriching the audience's knowledge. The keynote address by former Google AI architect, Mr. Joinal Ahmed, delved into "Generative AI and Responsible AI," emphasising ethical considerations and AI's potential to revolutionise industries.
Workshops by industry experts provided hands-on learning opportunities, covering topics like Vertex AI and Cloud Security. An Ideathon encouraged participants to present innovative solutions, with Team CYBER emerging as the winner.
The Google AI FEST concluded as a resounding success, leaving attendees inspired and informed about AI's exciting possibilities. It showcased the power of collaboration, education, and innovation in the AI field, and attendees eagerly anticipate future editions of this event to further expand the frontiers of AI knowledge and creativity. Gratitude was extended to all contributors, emphasizing the pivotal role each played in the event's success.
The Computer Science and Engineering-Internet of Things organised Project Expo on 19th May 2023 to provide a platform for participants to showcase their projects. The aim of the event was to start a discussion between the students and industry professionals about the potential role of IoT in shaping the future of various industries. The event brought together tech enthusiasts, curious minds, and seekers of inspiration to demonstrate the practical applications of IoT technology and its potential impact on the sustainable development of the country.
The event featured a diverse range of real-world projects that emphasised the benefits of IoT in areas of home automation, industrial monitoring, agriculture, healthcare, environmental monitoring, and transportation. Each project exhibited meticulous planning, innovative design, and flawless execution. The event brought out the participants’ creativity, ingenuity, and technical expertise through the projects. The hard work of the participants showed how IoT technology can be utilised to address various challenges and enhance everyday life.
Mr. Ravindra Bhandari, Vice President, JGI and Dr Hariprasad S A, Director, Faculty of Engineering Technology, appreciated the efforts of the students and congratulated them on the practical application of their knowledge and skills. Dr Geetha, Director of the School of Computer Science and Engineering, praised the students who participated in the project Expo. She took the opportunity to guide the students on the process of applying for patents to protect their ideas. She further motivated the participants to write and publish research papers in reputed conferences and journals.
Project Expo wrapped up on a positive and successful note; leaving the attendees impressed and inspired by the remarkable projects of the students. They were able to exchange ideas with the students and gain valuable insight into the field of IoT. The event not only showcased the students' abilities but also highlighted the endless possibilities and potential of IoT technology.
Jain University hosted a panel discussion on 'Addressing Addictive Behaviours' on 5th May 2023 to raise awareness about the negative impact of addiction. The panel consisted of distinguished names like Mr. SJ Chander, CEO at FSHI, Ms. Ashwini, PhD Scholar at NIMHANS, and Dr. Jayant, Assistant Professor in Psychiatry at NIMHANS. Dr. Pooja Verma, Associate Professor at Jain University also acted as a panellist along with Dr. Manjunath P, HOD at Department of Public Health Dentistry, Government Dental College & Research Institute, and Dr. U Sahayraj, Consultant for Addiction Treatment at CFTFK-FSHI. The discussion was organised by Dr. Raghu N from the National Service Scheme (NSS) Wing and revolved around the harmful effects of drugs, technology, tobacco, and alcohol.
Mr. SJ Chander started the discussion by addressing the impact of drugs on health. He took the opportunity to explain how addiction to drugs can have severe consequences on the human body and mind, leading to health issues and even death. He further mentioned that the use of illicit drugs, such as cocaine and heroin, can have a lasting impact on a person's health, including damage to vital organs like the brain, heart, and lungs. Ms. Ashwini took the mic next and spoke on the harmful effects of technology addiction. She explained to the students that excessive use of smartphones and social media was a leading cause of mental health issues like depression, anxiety, and insomnia. She urged the students to limit their screen time to reduce the negative impact on their mental health.
Next, Dr. Manjunath P addressed the students and talked about the impact of tobacco and alcohol on health. He brought the attention of the students on the severe damage that smoking and alcohol consumption was causing to people’s lungs, liver and other vital organs. He went on to reveal that alcohol and tobacco consumption are increasing the risk of cancer, cardiovascular diseases, and other chronic illnesses. Dr. Pooja Verma took the stage next and highlighted how young people are more susceptible to addiction due to stress, peer pressure, and other social factors. He explained that many students seek out drugs, alcohol, and tobacco as a coping mechanism but instead, get trapped in a vicious cycle.
Dr. Jayant spoke on the consequences of unprotected sex and drug use. He explained to the students that the two were interrelated since drug use can lead to loss of control, resulting in risky behaviour like unprotected sex. He talked about the importance of safe sex practices and the need for individuals to seek help if they are struggling with addiction. Dr. U Sahayraj spoke next and discussed at length the harmful effects of tobacco and the challenges of quitting. He explained that regular tobacco use can cause severe health complications, ranging from stroke, heart disease to cancer. He also talked about the challenges of quitting smoking and the need for treatment and support to overcome addiction.
Throughout the event, students interacted openly with the panellists and asked them relevant questions pertaining to their area of expertise. The guests guided the students and advised them against addiction of all sorts. The panel discussion was a successful event that educated the students on the topic of addiction.
On the 6th of April 2023, the Department of Mechanical Engineering under the Yaanthrik Club organised a seminar on Career Opportunities after Engineering. The primary purpose of the seminar was to introduce students and professionals interested in pursuing higher education in engineering, technology, or science-related fields to the Graduate Aptitude Test in Engineering (GATE) exam.
The seminar focused on several key objectives, including providing an overview of the GATE exam pattern, syllabus, eligibility criteria, and registration process as well as explaining the importance of GATE exam scores for admission to postgraduate programmes in prestigious universities and institutes in India and abroad. The seminar also aimed to highlight the benefits of cracking the GATE exam, such as opportunities for research, scholarships, fellowships, and jobs in the public and private sectors.
During the seminar, attendees received guidance on how to prepare effectively for the exam, including study strategies, time management techniques, and the use of resources such as textbooks, study materials, and online tools. Additionally, a Q&A session provided students with the opportunity to ask questions and clarify doubts about the exam and its preparation. The department also provided additional resources, such as study materials, practice tests, and workshops, to support students in their preparation for the GATE exam.
Overall, the seminar offered accurate information about the GATE exam and its preparation as well as guidance and support to help students succeed in their academic and professional pursuits.
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The Astronautical Society of India is organising the IN-SPACe CANSAT India 2022-23 competition, which challenges students to design, develop, and launch a satellite weighing under 0.7 kg to an altitude of 900 meters above the launch site.
Team ARDRA, consisting of B.Tech Aerospace and Robotics students, has made significant progress in the competition. They have successfully completed the Preliminary Design Review (PDR) and are now preparing to qualify for the Comprehensive Design Review (CDR), followed by Mission/Flight Readiness Review.
If they succeed in these stages, their CANSAT will be launched in July 2023, marking a significant achievement in the competition. We look forward to seeing the innovative ideas and technical expertise that Team ARDRA will bring to the table ahead in the competition.