Probe

DEPARTMENT ASSOCIATION

 

  • Association Activities

 

The ECE Association was the conception of Dr. A.L. Abdulsattar (former HOD) in March 1992 seeded with the idea of organizing a national level technical symposium which would be the first of its kind in the college.

Since its conception in 1992, the ECE Association has played the vital role of being the much needed bridge between the students and industry level research and development.

The Association organizes several events throughout the academic year like guest lectures, competitions, field trips, tech talks and most importantly PROBE, one of the largest department symposiums in India.

PROBE has played host to several industry giants such as Atmel, National Instruments, CISCO, Cypress Semiconductors, Intel, Schneider Electric and Texas Instruments through workshops and technical talks at the NIT, Trichy campus. With active participation from students in and around the region and recently with international level participation, PROBE has escalated to being a series of events held throughout the year.

The Association works with the following objectives:

  • All students of the Department of ECE, NIT Trichy are given default membership
  • To provide for all supportive co-curricular training required by students to enhance their curricular performance and keep them updated with recent trends in industry
  • To work towards bridging the distance between the textbook syllabi taught and the practical application in industry
  • To groom and nurture the qualities of teamwork, leadership, mutual understanding and co-existence and to provide exposure to public and executive communication
  • To motivate continued inspiration of the students towards core research in the field of Electronics and Communication Engineering
     

The ECE Association maintains 3 websites for its members, symposium and national connectivity respectively.

The association has currently taken up the initiative to connect the students in all other sister NITs on a single online platform with active participation from industry and academic researchers

  • Office bearers
     

Position of Responsibility

Candidate

Roll Number

Chairperson

Rakesh Silangari

108119113

Overall Coordinator Boys

Dhiyanesh P G

108119082

Overall Coordinator Girls

Lalithambica Veesam

108119134

Treasurer

Nemani Adithya

108119072

Head Organising Committee

Gowtham Rohith

108119068

General Secretary Boys

     Shirdheesh Reddy

     Sree Charan Saravanan

108120065

108120120

General Secretary Girls

Harshinee Murali

108120043

Ambience

     Salai Pragadeshwaran B

     Anusha N

    108119101

    108120080

Content

Abhinandan Padmaprasad

Arkajit Pal

    108119001

    108119013

Design

Sashank S

108119105

Events

     Krishna Prasad V

     Chappidi Sathvika

    108119142

    108120023

Guest Lectures

Nikitha K
Srihari P

    108120082

    108120124

Marketing

Chintha Lohith Kumar Reddy
R Kavya Pranathi

    108120026

    108120105

Publicity

     Rugvedh P
     Molapally Tharun Kumar
     Sandhya

    108119080

    108120068

    108120110

Public Relations and Hospitality

     Arvindaksha
     S Jeevan Naik

    108119017

    108119128

Quality Assurance

G Srivathsa

Meka Sathwik

    108119039

    108120067

Social Responsibility

Sahith Seelam

108120113

Student Relation

     Nandha Kizor
     K V S Sairam

    108119070

    108119056

Webops

Muhesh Krishnamurthy

108119067

Workshops

     P N Kalaimani

     Suraj C

     Taraka Ram

108120092

108120024

108120010

  • Activities conducted by the ECE Association 2022-2023:

 

‚Äč1.  Welcoming first years: The academic session kicked off by welcoming the first years to the department as a part of their orientation programme. The ECE Association, being firm believers of collaboration and unity stepped out to give the freshmen an overview into their upcoming four years in the department. A brief session was held to discuss the grading system, internships and placement opportunities, the annual department symposium ‘Probe’, and the department’s achievement in NITTfest and Sportsfete. The session concluded with high spirits and optimism from the freshmen.

2.  Inauguration: The ECE Association 2019-’20 was inaugurated by Dr Surendra Pal, Ex-Vice Chancellor DIAT Pune and Deputy Director, Digital & Communications Area, ISRO Satellite Center. The event held on 28th August congratulated the office bearers for the upcoming year and was then followed by a guest lecture by Dr Surendra Pal on the Moon mission Chandrayaan. HoD Dr G Lakshminarayanan, Senior Professors of the Department Dr S Raghavan and Dr B Venkataramani, Faculty Advisor, ECEA, Dr R. Pandeeswari, Faculty Treasurer, ECEA, Prof. R Thilagavathy and other dignitaries graced the occasion with their presence.

3.  Sportsfete: The annual inter-departmental sports fest of NITT, witnessed the ECE department head onto the field to prove its mettle in the field of sports. The ECE Association worked tirelessly to inspire teamwork and cooperation within the department. The days of the fest were marked with enthusiastic participation and brought laurels to the department in various events such as chess, basketball, kabaddi and more.

4.  Event for first years: ‘Quizzardo’ was the quizzing event hosted exclusively for first years on topics ranging from science and technology to books and cartoons. Nearly 40 teams competed eagerly in this event conducted by the ECE Association and the Balls by Picasso team of NITT.

5.  Social Responsibility event: The ECE Association celebrated Children’s Day 2019 by reaching out and spreading joy amongst the children of the REC Middle school, Thuvakudi. Students from first to eighth grade participated in drawing, singing and dancing competitions and various games as a part of this event which aimed at interacting with the children who will become the leaders and innovators of the future.

6.  Student relations team: The Student Relations Team is a group of students dedicated to supporting the academic and personal growth of their fellow peers. The team offers a range of services and support, including academic advising, career counseling, mental health resources, and social and cultural programming.

 

The team has also made efforts on sharing information on various scholarships and  research Internship opportunities to the students such as DAAD and MITACS, which can help students gain valuable experience, build their resumes, and expand their networks. Additionally, they have provided an opportunity for students to take up winter internships in various projects under the professors in the ECE department. Overall, the Mentorship program offered by the team was beneficial for students, where they were provided guidance and support.

 

Hence, the Student Relations Team played a vital role in promoting student success and well-being by providing various resources and fostering a sense of community and connection among students.

 

  • Technical symposium PROBE

 

“You imagine what you desire, you will what you imagine, and at last you create what you will”
quoted George Bernard Shaw.


Engineering has been the natural form of expression for creators over the past century, breathing life and inspiration into the human race. Different streams of Engineering have manipulated available resources to a level where coming up with innovations and ideas has indeed become a challenge. To defy convention, to change age old perceptions, to capture the pulse of today’s crowd that generally has the memory of a goldfish a new breed of engineers that can think out of the widely quoted “box” is required.  This has been the crux of Probe – the genre defining symposium conducted by the Electronics and Communication department of NIT Trichy.  Probe is much more than the ouvre of diverse workshops, myriad challenging events and illuminating guest lectures. Over the years it has gobbled milestones to emerge as a living breathing testimony of the spirit and creativity of an Electronics Engineer.

PROBE had its modest beginnings in 2005 as a way for the electronics buffs all over the country to exchange ideas and has now grown into a techathlon that boasts participation from not only Indian students but also those in the Gulf, Singapore, Japan, Europe to name a few.

PROBE’s hospitality, known for making participants who visit the college at this occasion feel at home has also matured into providing a much more multi pronged approach where the focus has been to provide a wholesome learning and living experience even if it spans only two days. With a mileu of activities and workshops guaranteed to provide a life changing experience to those seeking to find their inner engineers or just be that golden achievement to those seeking to add glitter to their resume with a participation in Probe’s industry oriented workshops from Atmel, Cisco, National Instruments, Cypress Semiconductors, Intel and Schneider Electric.

PROBE has witnessed several dignitaries from the field of Research such as Mrs. Anuradha (Project leader of ISRO) and Mr.Manickavasagam(Head of Weapons Division DRDL), Dr.V.Natarajan, Joint Director of Naval Physical and Oceanographic Laboratory, Defense Research and Development Organization, Cochin
And of course-the events provide the icing on the cake with an eclectic mix of challenging, creative and plain old nerve wracking tasks right from the Online Technical Challenge, Bulls Eye to a Circuit building skill test in Embedtronix and to Probe’s newest brainchild-Electrogyan. There is also room for young innovators in Great Ideas Challenge which is a paper presentation event judged by a panel from leading industries and researchers. Additionally, there are also events for MATLAB coders and quizomaniacs in the form of MATRIX and PROBE Quiz.

PROBE is an ideal opportunity for visionaries to manifest and revel in the dreams that they have been brewing whilst doodling in soporific lectures, daydreaming on lazy afternoons or slaving over the drawing board.

 

PROBE'23

 

Probe 23 was the 31st edition of the international annual technical symposium of the Electronics and Communication Engineering Association of NIT Trichy,Sponsored by Qualcomm. The event was inaugurated by Mr. Syam Krishna Babbellapati, Senior Director of Engineering at Qualcomm. It was the first Probe to take place on campus since the decline of the COVID pandemic. The event included a diverse range of workshops covering topics like Blockchain and ALSK Heart Rate Monitoring, and a Makeathon on artificial intelligence and machine learning conducted by title sponsor Qualcomm. There were also guest lectures by senior engineers from Qualcomm, providing attendees with valuable insights into the latest developments and trends in the field of electronics and communication engineering.  Overall, Probe 23 provided attendees with valuable knowledge and skills, as well as an opportunity to interact with and learn from industry professionals in the field of electronics and communication engineering. Probe'23 is grand success with a footfall of 1500.

PROBE’22

 

Probe 22' was the 30th edition of the annual technical symposium of the Electronics and Communication Engineering Association of NIT Trichy, Sponsored by Qualcomm. The chief guest for the event was Dr. BHVS Narayana Murthy, Director General of Missiles and Strategic Systems at DRDO. The event was conducted virtually and included workshops on topics such as deep learning and antenna design, as well as several competitions related to electronics and communication engineering, such as ElectroXtreme, Always@Verilog, Cryptech, Code of Duty, and Bullseye.  The symposium provided a platform for participants to enhance their knowledge, skills, and creativity in the field of electronics and communication engineering.

 

PROBE’21

 

Probe 21' was the 29th edition of the international annual technical symposium of the Electronics and Communication Engineering Association of NIT Trichy, conducted virtually, sponsored by Micron.  The chief guest for the inauguration ceremony was Shri. Umamaheshwaran R, Scientific Secretary at ISRO, who likely provided guidance and advice for students interested in pursuing careers in the space industry. The symposium included a range of workshops covering topics such as Deep Learning and ASIC Design, providing attendees with opportunities to learn and gain practical experience in cutting-edge technologies. A new addition to the symposium was Probe FM 55.5, an interview/podcast series featuring a diverse range of speakers who likely shared their insights and experiences in the field of electronics and communication engineering. Overall, Probe 21' provided a valuable platform for budding engineers to network with experts, gain practical experience, and learn about the latest trends and developments in the industry.

 

PROBE’19

 

Probe ‘19, the 27th edition of NIT Trichy's oldest and biggest department symposium held on 2nd and 3rd of February 2019 provided a one of a kind platform for inspiring creativity and innovation in the minds of many budding electronics engineers. A total of 7 workshops on a multitude of topics like Antenna Design and Testing, Embedded System Design and more served to enrich the technical capabilities of aspiring engineers. The various competitions conducted by the symposium tested their skills in fields ranging from circuit building though ‘Embedtronix’ to problem solving and MATLAB coding in ‘Matrix’. This edition of Probe, in association with Qualcomm also brought forth to the arena two tech talks on ‘Evolution of Memory’ by Samsung and ‘High Efficiency Wifi Techhnology’ by Qualcomm. In addition to this, the guest lecture by the chief guest Padma Shri A S Kiran Kumar, the former Chairman of ISRO and man behind the myriad of success stories of the Indian Space Industry, perfectly complemented the symposium’s aim of enabling students to visualize their curriculum and knowledge as the building blocks of the future of the electronics and communications industry.

 

PROBE ‘18

 

The 26th edition of Probe, the international annual technical symposium of the Electronics and Communication Engineering Association of NIT Trichy was conducted on 3rd and 4th of February 2018. The symposium provided a stage for learning and creating for both experienced and young innovators. 6 workshops were conducted on various topics such as IOT System Design, Smart Grid Automation and more. The symposium also hosted competitions such as Probe It and Make-a-thon in association with Texas Instruments, a pioneer company in semiconductor and signal processing technologies. The guest lecture by the chief guest of Probe ‘18, Shri Upendra Kumar Singh, Director, DEBEL, DRDO on the application of engineering in the Indian Defence industry, enlightened the audience on the achievements and challenges faced by the industry, deepening the knowledge and understanding of all those present.

      

 

 

Activities conducted in National Level Technical Symposium every year during PROBE.

 

PROBE Activities
   2022 Workshop on Antenna Design and Testing
Workshop on Compiler Design Enabling Image Processing and Machine Learning
Workshop on Deep Vision
Workshop on Video Call Interface
Workshop on Machine Learning on Hardware Implementing Artificial Neural Networks using VERILOG
Always@verilog
ElectroXtreme
Code of Duty
Cryptech
Bull's Eye
Guest lecture on Silicon on Chip
Guest lecture on Personal Finance
Guest lecture on Bad AI-Current Scary Usages of AI
Career Path 1: GRE
Career Path 1: DEMYSTIFYING CAT
C2C
Probe Buzz
MITACS GRE INFO session
DAAD WISE INFO session
Social Responsibility Event - Mind Over Matter
    2021 Workshop on Deep Learning for Computer Vision
Workshop on CPU Design Using Verilog
Workshop on MAZEBOT
Workshop on Wireless Communication: 5G and Beyond
Workshop on ASIC and Physical Design
Workshop on Demonstrating role of memory in Computing Systems
Cryptech
Always @Verilog
Matrix Octave
Embedtronix
ProbeIT
Paths & Holes
Guest lecture on Art of Data Science
Guest lecture on Healthcare Infratech
Guest lecture on Introduction to NAND Flash
Guest lecture on The Fab way
    2020 PROBOT
Workshop on Hands on Bluetooth with CYW20719-(Powered by CYPRESS)
Workshop on Antenna design and testing-(Powered by ENTUPLE)
Workshop on Build your own JARVIS
Workshop on Data acquisition and processing using lab view (Powered by NATIONAL INSRUMENTS)
MAKEATHON - embedded electronics workshops (Powered by QUALCOMM)
BULLSEYE- Online Crypto Event
TRONICS-Digital Circuit Design based event
IDEATHON (powered by QUALCOMM)-Ideations based event
CRYPTECH-General aptitude based event
MATRIX-MATLAB based event
QUIZZICAL-Electronics based quiz
PROBE QUIZ-Electronics, communication and general quiz
Guest lecture on Moon mission Chandrayaan- Dr. Surendra Pal
Guest lecture on Research in the fields of Antenna - Dr. P. H. Rao
Guest lecture on An Art of Scientific Writing - Dr. Dushantha Nalin K. Jayakody
Guest lecture on SOC - Mr. Sriram Parthasarathy
Guest lecture High Mobility Support in 5G-Dr. A. Chockalingam
Guest lecture on Making 5G NR a reality-Mr. Kapil Bhattad
    2019 Workshop on Character Recognition using Machine Learning Techniques
Workshop on PROBOT- Building an Obstacle Avoiding Bot
Workshop on Data Aquisition Systems using LabVIEW by National Instruments
Workshop on IOT Training PsoC 4 
Workshop on Embedded System Design using CC3200
Workshop on Antenna Design and Testing by Entuple Technologies
Workshop on System on Chip on Atheros ATH 10k
Bull’s Eye- Online Cryptic Event
Idea-A-thon
Make-A-Thon
Matrix- Programming contest using MATLAB
Embedtronix- Circuit Design event
Probe Quiz
Probe It
Cryptech
Paper Presentation
                                        2018 Workshop on face recognition by using deep learning
Workshop on PRO-BOT
Workshop on PsoC4
Workshop on IOT System Design using CC3200
Workshop on Embedded System Design using MSP430
Workshop on Smart Grid Automation by Robokart
Embedtronix- Circuit Design event
Matrix- Programming contest using MATLAB
Probe Quiz
Probe It
CrypTech
Make-A-Thon
Bull’s Eye
Paper Presentation
    2016    

 

WORKSHOP by SAMSUNG - INTERNET OF THINGS
WORKSHOP on DESIGNING LOW POWER SYSTEMS USING MSP430
WORKSHOP on BRAIN WAVE CONTROLLED ROBOTICS
WORKSHOP by VISION ROBOTICS - SIXTH SENSE BOTZ 
FACE RECOGNITION USING DEEP LEARNING
WORKSHOP on INTRO TO INTEL GALILEO ARDUINO BOARD
WORKSHOP by NATIONAL INSTRUMENTS - EMBEDDED SYSTEM DESIGN  
WORKSHOP by NATIONAL INSTRUMENTS - DATA AQUISITION and PROCESING IN LABVIEW 
CRYPTECH -- DECODE AND SOLVE PUZZLE AND BRAINTEASER
BULLSEYE -- ONLINE TREASURE HUNT
EMBEDTRONIX -- SOLVING REAL LIFE SCENARIOS WITH BASICS IN ELECTRONICS
PROBE QUIZ  --  TESTS ON LOGIC PUZZLES etc.
PAPER PRESENATION ---  TO SHOWCASE YOUR RESEARCH SKILLS

 

   2015

 

Cypress - Programming the PSoC
Infysec - Cyber Security in the IoT era
Mathworks - MATLAB & Simulink for project based learning using LEGO MINDSTORMS NXT robots.
Intel - Galileo board
National Instruments - Introduction to LabVIEW( Data Acquisition and Processing in Labview) 
National Instruments - IoT Ready System ( Embedded System Design)
Technophilia - Insight to IoT, Sixth Sense

 

    2014

 

ARM workshop: 2days’ workshop on basics of Embedded systems, ARM(free scale of freedom board) by Li2 Innovationcompany  
Nvidia workshop: 2 days’ workshop on Nvidia CUDA 5.0,Parallel computing platform.
CISCO workshop: 1 day workshop on Basics of networking and networking solutions.
TI (Texas Instruments) workshop: hands-on workshop on Hercules MCU Launchpad, a safety processor used in industrial safety applications.
Cypress workshop: 1 day workshop on PSOC (Programmable system on chip) usage.
Agilent workshop: 1day workshop on ADS- software for RF, U wave component design.
Telelabs workshop: 1day workshop on 2G, 3G, 4G wireless technologies.
CST workshop: 1 day workshop on CST design studio- software for modeling Microwave, RF antennas and systems by computer simulation technology.
Workshop by Anritsu: use of Anritsu solutions for hand held wireless devices.
Workshop by Synopsis: AMS (Analog & mixed system verification) – design and verification of circuits.

 

   2013

 

Battle of Bots to Verilog design contest 
Know –it-at-the-right- time –Technical Quiz
BULL’s EYE, on line treasure hunt
MATRIX , a goldmine for MATLAB codes
DSP Design Contest 
Circuit Debugging

 

    ECE Magazineand DIRECT website  

           2012 ELECTROBUZZ (Creating a BUZZ in the world of ECE) Chief Editor: Sribatsa Co Editors  : Sureka,Tyson Publisher   : ECE Association of NITTrichy
          2013 ELECTROBUZZ (Creating a BUZZ in the world of ECE) Chief Editor: Swadhyaya Kumar Co Editors : Anjaly Augustine, PadmapriyaDuraisamy Publisher   : ECE Association of NITTrichy   Launch of DIRECT(Division of Institute Relation for Electronics and communication Technology) Head: Marmik Shah
             2014 DIRECT website Head: Prasanna
             2015 DIRECT website Head: Chakradhar Reddy Design Head: Venkatesh
           2016 ECE Magazine and  DIRECT Website DIRECT Head:- N Bhavani Shankar Web Design Head -- T D Rahul Raj, Manideep, Adhithya