Archive for August 2019

Industrial Visit Under Rashtriya Madhyamik Shiksha Abhiyan (RMSA) by JCRE

Industrial Visit Under Rashtriya Madhyamik Shiksha Abhiyan (RMSA) by JCRE was organised by Manipur Technical University on 7thAugust 2019 at the University Campus.

Highlight of the event

Date: 7th August 2019
Time: 10.30 am to 2.15 pm
Venue: Academic and Laboratory Building, Manipur Technical University, Imphal
Mode of the event: Industrial Visit

Request Letter

Visiting School

Praja High School, Lamsang.

Resource Person

The visit was successfully conducted with the help of the Head of Departments of Chemistry, Civil Engineering, Computer Science and Engineering, Electronics and Communication Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Physics and Mechanical Engineering, the faculties. Technical team, Assistant Librarian and laboratory technical assistants of the respective departments at the various laboratories, library and server room.

Event In-Charge

The visit was organized by the JCRE under the RMSA scheme. From the University the event was Co-ordinated by Debina Laishram, Assistant Professor from the Department of Computer Science and Engineering.

Participants

Total of 43 Secondary and Higher secondary students of class IX and X along with their Teacher in-charge Anjali Tejmala.

Aim and Objective

The industrial visit by organized by JCRE under the Rashtriya Madhyamik Shiksha Abhiyan (RMSA) to educate the secondary and higher secondary government school students about the innovative field of engineering studies. The objective of the visit was to familiarize the students about various technical disciplines and their scope if they wish to pursue. The visit also aimed to promote the university across the state.

Event Schedule
Time Group I Group II Group III
10:30 am-11:15 am Physics & Chemistry Dept. EE & CSE Dept. Mechanical & ECE Dept.
11:15 am-12:00pm Mechanical & ECE Dept. Physics & Chemistry Dept. EE & CSE Dept.
12:00am-12:45 pm EE & CSE Dept. Mechanical & ECE Dept. Physics & Chemistry Dept.
12:45pm-1:30pm CE Dept. CE Dept. CE Dept.
1:30pm-2:00pm Server Room
2:00pm-2:15pm Library
 
Gallery

Dr. Ningombam Swapana, Head of Department and the laboratory assistants engaged the students in the Chemistry Lab.

Dr. Ningombam Swapana, Head of Department and the laboratory assistants engaged the students in the Chemistry Lab.
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Future Action Plan

The visit has widened the perspective of the students as they now have visually experienced the work and study of Technical education. The university encourages and plans to host such visits in future. In the successive visits, the university will emphasize the following:

  • Educate and reach out to higher secondary students who are interested in Engineering.
  • To impart knowledge about the state-of-the-art technical laboratory facilities in the university, students do not need to go outside the state for technical education.
  • Host full day activity related to school students. Enhance support for learners to make informed career choices.
  • Create a greater diversity of learning opportunities beyond school.
  • Coordinate with JCRE and more such organizations to indulge in schemes like RMSA.
Outcome and Concluding Remarks

The gap between theoretical learning and practical exposure is truly bridged by industrial visits. The importance of commercial visits is specified it’s been created necessary in several institutions.  Also, students are always interested in what kind of work they’d be doing once getting into their preferred industry. Through industrial visits, they’ll clarify their doubts and silence their curiosities. They’ll communicate with individuals and organizations to urge a transparent plan of their dream job.

It was a great opportunity for the students to experience this field of education, the wide scope it offers. The educational trip was very informative and gave the students a feel of the hard work, education and training in becoming a successful engineer in the field of Civil, Computer science, Electronics & Communication, Electrical and Mechanical engineering. The university was extremely proud and happy to have been a part of it.

Acknowledgement

 

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A Five-day Workshop on Satellite Technology and Applications

A Five-day Workshop on Satellite Technology and Applications was organised by the Department of Physics of MTU under the aegis of TEQIP-III.

Highlight of the workshop
Date: 5th to 9th August, 2019
Time: 11.00 am to 3.00 pm
Venue: Room No. 6, Academic Building, Manipur Technical University, Imphal
Mode of the event: Presentation

Resource Persons:

1. Dr. Raghavendra Pratap Singh, Scientist- G, Space Applications Centre-ISRO, Ahmedabad
2. Dr. Sandip Rashmikant Oza, Scientist- SG, Space Applications Centre-ISRO, Ahmedabad
3. Dr. Abha Chhabra, Scientist- SF, Space Applications Centre-ISRO, Ahmedabad
4. Shri. Victor Saikhom, North Eastern Space Applications Centre, Umiam, Meghalaya

Brief bio-data of the resource persons
  1. Dr. Raghavendra Pratap Singh is currently Scientist G at SAC-ISRO. He did his M.Sc in Physics at IIT-Delhi and PhD at Banaras Hindu University, Varanasi. He is the Principal Investigator of Thermal Infrared Imaging Spectrometer onboard the Mars Orbiter Mission.
    His research interest is on hydrological modelling. He is a recipient of Prof PR Pisharoty Memorial Award from the Indian Society of Remote Sensing. Dr. Singh is an associate fellow of Gujarat Science Academy (GSA) and an Associate Editor, Journal of Geomatics. Dr. Singh has got a number of publications in reputed international/national journals.
  2. Dr. Sandip Rashmikant Oza is currently working as Scientist- SG at Sac-ISRO. He completed his MSc and PhD in Physics from Gujarat University. He is at present leading the Polar Science activities at SAC. He has been a recipient of ISRO Team Excellence Award twice. Moreover, he is among the very few Indians who have been on expeditions to all the three icy regions of Earth- the Arctic, the Antarctic and the Himalayas. He has contributed to the establishment of state-of-art image processing and GIS laboratory at Remote Sensing and Communication Centre (RESECO), Gandhinagar, Gujarat. Dr. Oza is an associate fellow of Gujarat Science Academy. Dr. Oza has published a number of papers in reputed international/national journals.
  3. Dr. Abha Chhabra is currently working as Scientist- SF at SAC-ISRO. She has got MSc and PhD in Environmental Science. Her primary research interest is on the remote sensing applications for environmental studies particularly, in biogeochemical nutrient cycling, environmental pollution and air quality monitoring to cite a few. She is also a recipient of Prof. PR Pisharoty Memorial Award from the Indian Society of Remote Sensing. She is now the coordinator for developing ISRO’s new Space Technology Incubation Centres at various academia. She coordinates with various academia for research projects under Space Technology Cell and RESPOND programme of ISRO. Dr. Chhabra is a recipient Prof PR Pisharoty Memorial Award from the Indian Society of Remote Sensing. She has got a number of publications in various international and national journals of repute.
  4. Shri Victor Saikhom is currently Scientist- SE at the North Eastern Space Applications Centre (NESAC), Umiam. He did his BE in Electrical and Electronics Engineering at Govt. College of Technology, Coimbatore and MTech in Remote Sensing and GIS at JNTU, Hyderabad. His field of interest includes digital photogrammetry using satellite as well as UAVs, digital image processing and geoinformatics to cite a few. He is a recipient of National E-Governance Award in recognition of his scientific contributions especially, about his keen interest to spread the knowledge of satellite technology in the NE regions
Coordinator:

Dr. Rajkumar Kamaljit Singh, Assistant Professor, Department of Physics, MTU

About the workshop

In today’s world of science and technology, every powerful nation is trying to develop new tools and ideas for space exploration that can help mankind in one way or the other. The Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) with an insightful vision of harnessing space technology for national development, is pursuing space science research and planetary exploration. In this workshop, eminent scientists from two important centres for space science and technology, the Space Applications Centre (SAC), Ahmedabad and the North Eastern Space Applications Centre (NESAC), Umiam (Meghalaya) under the Department of Space, Govt. of India, would deliver expert talks. The target audience for this programme are the undergraduates of the Manipur Technical University.

Objectives

The following topics will be covered in this programme:
– Remote Sensing: Overview of EO Sensors & Applications
– Cryosphere and Climate Change
– Vegetation Dynamics
– Advances in Earth and Planetary Sciences
– Research and Training Opportunities at ISRO
– RS & GIS applications status & plan ahead for NE India
– Use of UAV in remote sensing

Gallery

Dr. Raghavendra Pratap Singh (Scientist- G, SAC-ISRO) giving lecture on fundamentals of satellite technology on 5 August, 2019.

Dr. Raghavendra Pratap Singh (Scientist- G, SAC-ISRO) giving lecture on fundamentals of satellite technology on 5 August, 2019.
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Future Action

We would like to organize such workshops to impart the technical knowhow to the students as well to expose the students to industrial experts.

Workshop Outcome

The workshop was attended for the undergraduate students of the University. They could learn from this workshop the fundamentals of satellite remote sensing in a nutshell. Various applications of earth-observing satellites in remote sensing have been explained meticulously by the learned speakers. Special emphasis on the applicability of remote sensing in the North-East region was also mentioned. Research opportunities (through Space Technology Cells and RESPOND) and employability.

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