JAIN (Deemed-to-be University), Faculty of Engineering and Technology (JU-FET) hosted Shubha Parva to welcome the incoming batch of B. Tech students (Batch 2021-25) on September 27, 2021.
Hosted on a virtual platform, the event witnessed the distinguished presence of Dr. Chenraj Roychand - Chancellor, JAIN (Deemed-to-be University), Dr. Raj Singh - Vice Chancellor JAIN (Deemed-to-be University), Mr. Ravindra Bandari - Vice President, JAIN Group, Dr. Sujay Nair- Dean, School of Computer Science & Technology, Dr. Hariprasad S.A, - Director, Faculty of Engineering and Technology, and Dr. Benaka Prasad S.B – Dean, Basic Sciences. Dr. Hrishikesh Dewan, Co-Founder & CEO Ziroh Labs, Bengaluru, and Mr. Aditya Pal Singh - Director Head Talent Acquisition, Informatica, Bengaluru presided over the session as Chief Guests.
The session began with a soulful rendition by Anindita Gogoi, a VII Semester B. Tech student at the university. Following the invocation, Dr. Benaka Prasad S.B, Dean of Basic Sciences, welcomed and addressed the students highlighting the institution’s academic excellence. He spoke extensively on how hard work, at this juncture, is an essential component for laying a solid foundation for a bright future.
Dr. Chenraj Roychand addressed the students and encouraged them with his motivational speech and perspectives on life. He enlightened the gathering on how a university plays a prominent role in shaping the future of a nation. He shed light on several initiatives undertaken by JAIN (Deemed-to-be University) towards nation-building. He urged the incoming students to partake in projects, join various student clubs and committees. Dr. Chenraj Roychand also advised the students that while a degree is important to get that job you aim for, always aspire to seek knowledge and never stop learning.
Dr. Raj Singh greeted the students and imparted the significance of engineering education for the betterment of society, advising the students to set the right path for their future. He explained to the students how JAIN (Deemed-to-be University) will prepare them to enrich the world with their ideas.
Dr. Hrishikesh Dewan and Mr. Aditya Pal Singh spoke on how dedication and hard work are two sides of the same coin. As a successful entrepreneur, Dr. Dewan delivered expert advice on students striving to be entrepreneurs upon graduation. Mr. Aditya Pal Singh, as a seasoned talent recruiter, shared information on the latest hiring trends and how to be prepared for in the coming years as they near graduation.
Mr. Ravindra Bandari and Dr. Sujay Nair shared their advice with the students and wished them good luck in their endeavors. They spoke on how students have a plethora of opportunities to explore at the vibrant campus of the Faculty of Engineering and Technology (FET).
Dr. Hariprasad S.A spoke on JAIN (Deemed-to-be University) - Faculty of Engineering and Technology brings various academic opportunities, high-impact sessions hosted by industry veterans and expert faculty members. He wished the students all the best for their academic journey.
The session concluded with a vote of thanks delivered by Dr. Kokila Ramesh - Head of Department, Mathematics. Prof. Archana from the Department of Chemistry was the master of the ceremony.
JAIN (Deemed-to-be University)’s National Service Scheme (NSS) wing conducted an awareness survey on COVID-Free Village at T Hosahalli hamlet on September 23, 2021. The COVID-free Village Karnataka project, initiated by Bharatiya Jain Sanghatan (BJS) in association with the Government of Karnataka, was implemented in T Hosahalli gram panchayat, a rural settlement adopted by JAIN (Deemed-to-be University). NSS Program Officer and volunteers toured T Hosahalli gram panchayat to create awareness and collect information on COVID and vaccination drive awareness.
The NSS volunteers, comprising of students from the university, met and spoke to the residents, informing them of the current COVID scenario in the state and country. They also advised them to strictly follow safety measures like wearing masks while going outdoors and sanitizing when needed. Other information shared by the volunteers were as follows:
Dr. Rajani Jairam, Dean – Student Welfare JAIN (Deemed-to-be University) and Dr. Sreenivasaiah R, NSS, Program Coordinator, JAIN (Deemed-to-be University) shared words of inspiration with the volunteers before they embarked on the fieldwork.
This program offered the volunteers a ground view of the hurdles faced by inhabitants of rural regions or hamlets across India due to the current global health crisis. They were made aware of necessary precautions to be taken if their immediate family member is feeling ill. The volunteers also took time to dissipate myths and recommend best practices. The active participation and enthusiasm portrayed by the volunteers were noteworthy in making this awareness a success.
Overall the awareness survey program was beneficial for both the volunteers and the residents of T Hosahalli. JAIN (Deemed-to-be Univerisity) - NSS (National Service Scheme) regularly conducts social events that give the student volunteers a chance to connect with the community and sensitize them about various issues.
JAIN (Deemed-to-be University), Faculty of Engineering and Technology, in collaboration with the Placement Cell, organized a webinar on Digitization in Human Resource & Innovation on August 28, 2021. Richa Agarwal, the current HR Director –APAC & EMEA Payroll at Honeywell, with over 22 years of experience in diverse domains ranging from Infrastructure Technology and Global Service Delivery to Human Resource Shared Services (HRSS), was the host for the session. Final-year B.Tech students from the Faculty of Engineering and Technology pursuing Mechanical and Aerospace programs participated in the online session.
What is Digitization of HR All About?
There has been a tectonic shift in the way Human Resources function with the onset of digital transformation. HR is no longer just a support department but holds the potential to herald a complete digital makeover of a company. It’s not just about upgrading the methods of HR operations but about transforming the workforce and getting things done efficiently.
Richa Agarwal discussed how HR plays a central role in shaping the culture and values of an organization and challenging status quo legacy systems, processes, and mindsets, and strives for deploying disruptive methodologies that lead to creating next-gen HR Experience. Diving deeper into this phenomenon, she deliberated on how core processes like hiring/recruiting and talent development are undergoing extensive remodeling due to the digitization of HR. She also added that over 88% of chief HR officers are gearing up to invest in three or more technologies over the next two years.
Why is Digitization of HR Important?
Digital HR can automate any time-consuming manual processes, eliminate redundancies allowing businesses to concentrate on more productive work. It also allows HR professionals to streamline workflows to enhance overall work management and productivity.
Key Takeaways from the Session
The NSS Wing of JAIN (Deemed-to-be University), Faculty of Engineering and Technology (FET), celebrated Independence Day on August 15, 2021, at Jain Global Campus, Kanakpura, Karnataka. The staff and students of FET imbibed the vibe of the national festival and organized an event dedicated to the 75th Independence Day of India.
The invitees included Mr. Kendaswamy, Mrs. Ranjini Bhat, and Mr. Divyakanth. The event commenced with a warm welcome of guests by a student from FET. The guests offered their prayers and respect to Bharat Mata. Mr. Kendaswamy hoisted the national flag and delivered a short speech in which he emphasized how important it is for every individual to become a responsible citizen. The next to deliver the speech was Mr. Divyakanth. His speech remained focused on all the legends who fought for Indian Independence and sacrificed their lives.
The event truly displayed the vibe of the 75th Indian Independence Day and concluded with a vote of thanks.
School of Electrical Engineering, Faculty of Engineering and Technology (FET), JAIN (Deemed-to-be University) organized a webinar titled ‘Communication Using MATLAB’ on June 4, 2021. A total of 1054 participants, comprising students and faculty members from ECE and other departments, attended the event. The guest speaker for the webinar was Mr. Jishnu R, Project Engineer, Pantech Solutions. Mr. Jishnu works with different embedded applications, convertor designs, robotic applications, and the cloud interface for IoT applications.
The webinar included an extensive hands-on lab emphasizing demonstration and application of MATLAB techniques and skills. The webinar focused on how MATLAB helps design and simulate communications systems with enhanced speed and accuracy. The webinar imparted the fundamental understanding of Orthogonal Frequency Division Multiplexing (OFDM) and explained how this technology is a building block for many current modulation schemes. Orthogonal Frequency Division Multiplexing (OFDM) is done using MATLAB. Using the communication toolbox, the whole procedure was explained with examples of the basics of Orthogonal Frequency Division Multiplexing. The webinar showed communication between two sources using the Orthogonal Frequency Division Multiplexing technique and demonstrated it through MATLAB Simulation. The participants at the end of the event could create system software pertaining to communication using MATLAB. The online workshop aimed at participants with a keen interest in learning the communication between two systems using MATLAB.
The coordinators for the event were Dr. Shweta Gupta, Associate Professor, ECE Department, FET, JAIN (Deemed-to-be University), and Dr. Hamsa S., Assistant Professor, ECE Department, FET, JAIN (Deemed-to-be University). Overall the webinar was a success and generated appreciation from all the participants for its informative nature.
Department of Food Technology, Faculty of Engineering and Technology (FET), JAIN (Deemed-to-be University) organized an expert talk on the topic “Entrepreneurship Opportunities in Sports Nutrition” on June 16, 2021. The event was conducted online and attended by a total of 83 participants. The resource person for the event was Dr. Adarsha Gowda, Assistant Professor, and HOD at Department of Food Processing and Engineering, St. Aloysius College, Mangalore. Dr. Adarsha’s expertise and proficiency include the fields of nanotechnology, sports nutrition, and geriatric nutrition. He also has a good command of pharmacokinetic studies as well as various analytical biochemistry techniques.
The session began with an opening remark delivered by Dr. Amar Shankar, HOD - Department of Food Technology, FET, JAIN (Deemed-to-be University) and convener of the organizing committee. The brief introduction of the resource person, Dr. Adarsha Gowda was given by Ms. Gayathri Geethika. The speech started with an introduction to the right nutrition diet. Then the guest speaker, Dr. Adarsha Gowda, covered various topics in his presentation like the Indian scenario in sports nutrition, its contribution to the Indian economy, export trends, FDI growth trend, and sports nutrition market. He highlighted the importance of sports nutrition, recovery diet, and business trends in India. He addressed the issue of direct and indirect consumption of supplements by athletes for performance enhancement. He explained the good nutritional strategies and also mentioned the long-term and short-term nutritional requirements for an athlete. He spoke about nutrition requirements for female athletes and the importance of meal planning. He concluded the session with career opportunities in sports nutrition.
The session was informative and helped everyone imbibe knowledge about the entrepreneurship opportunities in sports nutrition. The forum was then open for discussion where many participants asked their questions and received a satisfactory response from the speaker. Dr. Amar Shankar summarized the event in short for better understanding and thanked Dr. Adarsha Gowda for such an informative session. Ms. Sreelekshmi proposed the vote of thanks to everyone present in the session.