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One Day Industrial Visit to the Loktak Power Station

A one day Industrial Visit to Leimatak power house was organized by the Departments of Civil Engineering, Manipur Technical University under Technical Education Quality Improvement Programme (TEQIP)-III on 9th November, 2019.

Highlights
  • Date:9th November 2019
  • Time: 9: 30 am to 5:00 pm
  • Venue: NHPC Limited Loktak Power Station, Leimatak
  • Mode of the event: Field Visit to Hydro-electricity Power Station
  • Participants: 5th & 7th Semester students, 4 faculties and subordinate staffs
Aim and Objective

The objective is to provide exposure to students about practical working environment and to provide students a good opportunity to gain full awareness about industrial practices. Provision of industrial visit to get awareness about new technologies and technology development is a main factor, about which students should have a good knowledge. Create chances for job placement and training at NHPC Projects.

Coordinator

Nongmaithem Anand (Assistant Professor, Dept. of Civil Engineering, Manipur Technical University)

Coordinator’s Statement

Visiting such industry is an essential part of any civil engineering project and help students to create build their Proforma.

Future Action/ Follow – up Action Plan

Visit to other hydraulic structures; training on software related to hydraulic structural design; training on simulation software on power generation

Event Outcomes with concluding remarks

The event saw participation by students of Manipur Technical University whose knowledge on engineering subjects highly got improved as seen in the reports submitted by them.

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Industrial Visit to the Leimatak power house under NHPC Ltd

An Industrial Visit to Leimatak power house was organized by the Departments of Electrical Engineering and Mechanical Engineering, Manipur Technical University, sponsored by TEQIP-III on 2nd November, 2019.

About the event

Departments of Electrical Engineering and Mechanical Engineering have organized a one day Industrial Visit to the Leimatak power house under NHPC Ltd. Which is 38 km away from the University. A team of 45 members comprise of 36 students, 6 faculty members and 3 other subordinate staffs joined the industrial visit.

Highlights
  • Date:2nd November, 2019
  • Time: 9: 00 am to 3:00 pm
  • Venue: Leimatak power house under NHPC Ltd, Leimatak, Manipur.
  • Mode of the event: Industrial Visit
  • Participants: Students of Semester of EE department and 5th and 7th semester students of ME department
Aim and Objective

To understand the construction, operation and control of the hydro-electric power generation.

Resource Persons

Mr. Mohanbemo Nguille (SM, Electrical), NHPC Ltd.

Coordinators
  1. Haobam Jaillendro Khuman, Assistant Professor and Head, Dept of EE,  Manipur Technical University and
  2. Yengkhom Milannar Singh, Assistant Professor and Head, Dept of ME, Manipur Technical University
Coordinator’s Statement

The students have gained the practical knowledge and also got the exposures to the real-life working environment of hydro-electric power generation which will make them ready and prepared themselves as per the industry requirement. The event was successfully held and the students were satisfied with such an industrial visit. They suggested to go more such industrial visit in the near future.

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Industrial Visit to the Transformer Repairing Centre, MSPDCL

An Industrial Visit to the Transformer Repairing Centre, Manipur State Power Distribution Company Limited, MSPDCL was organized by the Department of Electrical Engineering, Manipur Technical University, sponsored by TEQIP-III on 11th November, 2019.

About the event

Department of Electrical Engineering has organized a one day Industrial Visit at Transformer Repairing Centre, Manipur State Power Distribution Company Limited, MSPDCL located at Keisampat, Imphal which 14 Km away from the University. A team of 27 members comprise of 21 students,3 faculty members and 3 other subordinate staffs joined the industrial visit.

Highlights
  • Date:11th November, 2019
  • Time: 1 : 00 pm to 4:00 pm
  • Venue: Transformer Repairing Centre, Manipur State Power Distribution Company Limited, MSPDCL, Imphal East district, Manipur.
  • Mode of the event: Industrial Visit
  • Participants: Students of 3rd Semester of EE department
Aim and Objective

To understand the constructional, internal working of the transformer and the industry atmosphere.

Resource Persons

Yumnam Bhopendro Singh, Deputy Manager MSPDCL

Coordinator

Oinam Manganleiba Meetei, Assistant Professor, Dept of EE, Manipur Technical University

Coordinator’s Statement

Students have gained the technical know-how of the transformer which will help to understand deeply and coordinate with the theory which was tough in the class. And also participants have got the real industrial working environment of the transformer industry, which will help to make a ready and prepared themselves as per the industry requirement. The event was successfully held and the students were satisfied with such an industrial visit. They also suggested going more such industrial visit in the near future.

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Five days Workshop on Microelectronics and VLSI Technology

Five days Workshop on Microelectronics and VLSI Technology was organised by the Department of Electronics and Communication Engineering, MTU under TEQIP-III.

Highlight of the workshop
Date: 26th to 30th August 2019
Time: 10:00 am to 3:30 pm
Venue: Conference Room, MTU, Imphal
Mode of the event: Presentation and demonstration

Resource Persons:
  1. UttamKumar Ningthoujam, Managing Director Elveego Circuits Pvt. Ltd. Bangalore
  2. Anup Dandapat, Associate Prof., NIT Meghalaya
  3. T.R Lenka, Asst. Prof. NIT Silchar
  4. Imopishak Thingom, Scientist D, NIELIT Imphal
  5. Ashish Ranjan, Asst. Prof., NIT Manipur
  6. Nagesh Ch., Asst. Prof., IIIT Manipur
  7. Gaurav Saxena, Asst. Prof., IIIT Manipur
  8. Soumyajit Poddar, Asst. Prof., IIIT Guwahati
Coordinators:

Dr. Biraj Shougaijam and Mr. Merin Loukrakpam, Department of ECE, MTU

Participants:
  • 3rd, 5th and 7th semester students from ECE, MTU
  • Diploma students from NIELIT, Imphal
  • PG students from NIT, Manipur
About the workshop

The workshop was conducted in 10 sessions comprising of various topics with an emphasis on the fundamentals of simulation, modelling and fabrication of electronic devices along with the recent trends and research avenues in microelectronics and VLSI design.

Aim and Objective:

  1. To impart the fundamentals of VLSI design methodology along with the concepts of ASIC full-custom and semi-custom design.
  2. To discuss the recent trends in VLSI technology with an emphasis on current research avenues.
  3. To provide an opportunity for participants to interact with experts from both academics and industry.
  4. To open new avenues of research and applications, in the field of Microelectronics and VLSI technology for UG, PG students.
Event Schedule
Coordinator’s Statement

The workshop was conducted in 10 sessions with experts from Industry, academia and NIELIT. The highlights of the workshop were

  • Modeling and simulation of microelectronic devices.
  • Fabrication techniques of flexible solar cell and biosensors.
  • Low power low cost memory design.
  • AI hardware for VLSI and Embedded Systems.
  • Recent trends in analog and digital VLSI design

Students from MTU (3rd, 5th and 7th semester ECE), few diploma students from NIELIT and PG students from NIT, Manipur participated in the workshop. The experts delivered the lectures in the form of presentation with few sessions dedicated to demonstration using hardware.

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Group photo with expert (Mr. Uttam Kumar Ningthoujam, MD, Elveego Circuits Pvt. Ltd.) along with the students and organizers

Group photo with expert (Mr. Uttam Kumar Ningthoujam, MD, Elveego Circuits Pvt. Ltd.) along with the students and organizers
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Event Outcome with concluding remarks

The students learned about the fundamentals of VLSI design flow as well as simulation and modelling of microelectronic devices like MEMs devices, HEMT device and Bio sensors. Students also had the exposure to hardware like FPGA for simulating AI applications.

 

 

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Geological Field Trip to Imphal-Moreh Road Section

A Geological Field Trip to Imphal-Moreh Road Section was organized by the Department of Civil Engineering, Manipur Technical University on 5th and 6th October 2019.

About the event

A field trip was conducted by the faculties of the department of civil engineering on 5th and 6th October 2019 along the national high way of Imphal-Moreh road section which was funded by Technical Education Quality Improvement Program (TEQIP III). Rocks along this high way are disang shale, sandstone, Olistostrome limestone and serpentinised ultramafic of ophiolite suite. Students have studied different types of igneous, sedimentary and metamorphic rocks. Student of the second year (3rd Semester) of this university participated in this field trip.

Aim and Objective

The geology work report writing is an essential requirement for B.Tech in Civil Engineering. The main purposes of the field trip are:

1. Different rock identification
2. Regional exposed geology of the area
3. Practical work.

Target groups 

Students

Activities

Sample collection of various rock types, measuring strike and dip of bedding and GPS reading.

STATION:-1 Waithou N 24° 40’ 56.6’’ E 93° 57’ 17”

Lithology Olistostrome limestone embedded in Disang Shale is observed in this area.

 

STATION:-2 Waithou N 24° 40’ 34.3’’ E 93° 57’ 28.6”

Lithology: Intercalation shale and fine grain sandstone. The bedrocks are weathered in most part of the exposures.
Structure: Fold Limb, stratification are observed.

STATION:-3 Sora N 24° 30’ 33.3’’ E 94° 00’ 50.8”

Lithology: Intercalation shale and fine grain sandstone. The rocks are highly weathered in this area
Structure: Ripple Mark, Stratification etc are observed.

STATION:-4 Lokchao N 24° 19’ 22.7’’ E 94° 13’ 15.8”

Alluvium sediments such boulder, cobble, pebble, sand etc were examined in this rivers section.

STATION:-5 Kwatha N 24° 18’ 37.2’’ E 94° 15’ 58.4”

Lithology: Serpentinised Ultramafic & fined grain basic Rocks are observed in this area but which have undergone chemical weathered in most part of their exposures.

STATION:-6 Moreh College N 24° 15’ 25.7’’ E 94° 17’ 24.6”
Lithology: A blocks of Exotic Sandstone are exposed are in the college campus. And observed their texture of the rocks.

Conclusion

In the study area, the dominating lithology is shale of Disang Group. The second most abundant rock type is the serpentinite ultramafic, basic rocks, exotic sandstone etc. The Disang shales are highly weathered in most part of their exposures. These shales often show turbidite nature, whereby an alternate sequence of shales and siltstones occurs. The nature of the drainage pattern indicates that the drainage is controlled both by structures (joints & faults) and lithology. The occurrence of ultramafic rocks along the Disang Shale is due to the thrusting up of the deep-sea sediments along with the igneous materials due to subduction of the Indian plate below the Burmese plate. Besides these, there are many structural features also observed during the field visit like fault, fold and joints etc. These structural features are affecting the inherent properties of rocks. These structural features are unfavourable and undesirable at the site for any project. To conclude, it can be mentioned that fieldwork enables us to understand the subject matter of geology better. However, the mode of study that had been carried out in the above mentioned areas was very limited didn’t cover the whole area. So detailed study is required in order to take up any Civil Engineering project like Dam, Tunnel and Bridges etc.

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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

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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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An Industrial Visit for ECE Department to the Loktak Power Station

An Industrial Visit to the Loktak Power Station was organised by the Department of Electronics and Communication, Manipur Technical University under the sponsorship of TEQIP-III on 28th April 2019.

About the event

Department of Electronics and Communication Engineering have organised the Industrial Visit at Loktak Power Station (Leimatak) NHPC Private Ltd. to impart the technical knowledge required for Hydro-Electric Power generate (industrial). A team of 30 members along with students, faculties, bus drivers and cooks joined the industrial visit at Loktak Power Station located at Leimatak area which is 38 km away from the heart of Imphal.

Highlights
  • Date: 28th April, 2019
  • Time: 8:00 am to 5:00 pm
  • Venue: Loktak Power Station, Churachandpur District, Manipur.
  • Mode of the event: Industrial Visit
  • Participants: Students of 2nd and 4th semester students of ECE
Aim and Objective

To understand the working and implementation of Hydro-Electric Power generation.

Resource Persons

Engineers from Loktak Power Station

Coordinator

Dr. Biraj Shougaijam, Assistant Prof. & Head, ECE Dept., Manipur Technical University, Takyelpat

Coordinator’s Statement

The students have gained the fundamental knowledge and also got the exposures to the real working environment of an industry which will make them ready and prepared themselves as per the industry requirement. The event was successfully held and the students were satisfied with such an industrial visit. They suggested to go more such industrial visit in the near future.

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One Day Industrial Visit to the Loktak Power Station

One day Industrial visit was organised by the Department of Electrical Engineering, MTU under the sponsorship of TEQIP-III on 23rd April, 2019 at the Loktak Power Station NHCP Limited. 

About the Visit

The objective of the visit was to give exposure to the students about the operation, control and construction features of hydropower electricity generation in real life. Hydropower generation is studied in 5th semester of Electrical Engineering.

A total of 24 pre-final year students visited the industrial site accompanied by three faculty members and three laboratory staffs of the department. Mr N Jogendra (SM, Electrical ) explained thoroughly about the operation, control and construction features to the students.

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One Week Workshop on Curriculum Reforms

One Week Workshop on “Curriculum Reforms” was organised by Manipur Technical University under the sponsorship of TEQIP-III from 1st April to 5th April 2019 at the conference hall of the university.

About the Workshop

The workshop reviewed and analysed the existing practices in the design, implementation and evaluation of curriculum, particularly in the development of competency-based curriculum, in the field of technical education and facilitating the exchange of experiences among the participants. The workshop was sponsored by the Technical Education Quality Improvement Programme – III, under the Ministry of Human Resources Development, Govt. of India. The workshop was conducted as a Twinning Activity with our mentor institute, College of Engineering Pune.

Resource Persons
  1. Prof.(Dr) Gautam Sutradhar, Director, NIT Manipur
  2. Prof.(Dr) Khumanthem Manglem Singh, Professor, CSE Dept., NIT Manipur
  3. Prof.(Dr) S.D. Agashe, Professor, ICE Dept., COEP, Pune
  4. Prof.(Dr) Urmila Kar, Professor and Head, Education & Management Dept, NITTTR, Kolkata
  5. Prof.(Dr) Amarendra Kumar Das, Director, IIIT, Senapati, Manipur
Coordinator

Pinky Khundrakpam, Assistant Prof., ECE Dept. and Academic Nodal Officer, TEQIP-III, Manipur Technical University, Takyelpat

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Future Action

The knowledge gained will be applied in a future review of curriculums and Virtual Lab in association with the College of Engineering, Pune will be established.

Outcome

Outcome-based education model was thoroughly explained and discussed. The framing of mission, vision, program educational outcomes and course outcomes were discussed. The virtual laboratory of the College of Engineering Pune was demonstrated and invitation of becoming nodal institute was extended.

Acknowledgement

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