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Instructional Workshop on Cryptology

An Instructional Workshop on Cryptology was organised by the Departments of Mathematics, Physics, and Computer Science and Engineering of Manipur Technical University on 7th and 8th October 2019 under the aegis of TEQIP III. 

Highlight of the workshop

Date: 7-8 October 2019
Time: 9.30 am to 4.15 pm
Venue: Conference Hall, Manipur Technical University, Imphal
Mode of the event: Presentation and Hands-on

Resource Persons
  1. Deepak Dalai, National Institute of Science Education and Research, Bhubaneswar
  2. Shanta Laishram, Indian Statistical Institute, Delhi Centre, New Delhi
  3. Subhamoy Maitra, Indian Statistical Institute, Kolkata
  4. Somitra Sanadhya, Indian Institute of Technology, Ropar
 Conveners
  1. Shanta Laishram, Indian Statistical Institute, Delhi Centre, New Delhi
  2. Thokchom Chhatrajit Singh, Assistant Professor, Department of Mathematics, MTU
Coordinators
  1. Anand Jyoti Sanasam, Assistant Professor, Department of Mathematics, Manipur Technical University
  2. R.K. Kamaljit Singh, Assistant Professor, Department of Physics, Manipur Technical University
  3. Chiranjiv Chingangbam, Assistant Professor, Department of Computer Science and Engineering, Manipur Technical University
  4. Debina Laishram, Assistant Professor, Department of Computer Science and Engineering, Manipur Technical University
  5. Jimmy Laishram, Assistant Professor, Department of Computer Science and Engineering, Manipur Technical University
About the workshop

The workshop was organised by Manipur Technical University in a view to uplift the importance and the roles of cryptology and the necessity of understanding the basics of cryptology in day-to-day life. We hope the workshop helped the students, faculties of mathematics, physics, computer science and other engineering subjects get the essence of cryptology, including network and information security. Eminent resource persons from various institutes like IITs, ISIs, and NISER delivered talks on cryptology and its applications.

Objectives

The basic purpose of the workshop is to expose the students, faculties of mathematics and engineering to basics of cryptology, including network security and information security, and other related issues and applications. The subject of cryptology, i.e., the study of mathematical techniques related to aspects of information security and cryptanalysis, is developing rapidly and becoming a part in day-to-day life viz. in information science, particularly in network, banking, email and information, etc. So, there is a need to understand the underlying fundamentals of cryptology and its applications.

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Workshop Outcome

From this workshop, the participants learn

  • the basics of cryptology
  • history of using ciphers
  • its importance and uses
  • its role in day-to-day life
  • public key cryptosystems, like RSA
  • new challenges and open problems in cryptology
  • the importance and the role of number theory in cryptology
  • applications of number theory in cryptanalysis, and other related areas
  • applications of large prime numbers in cryptography
  • applications of different methods of factorization
Future Action

We would like to organize such workshops on Cryptology to explore more applications of mathematics in cryptology.

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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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Faculty Development Programme on Pedagogy

Five days Faculty Development Programme on Pedagogy was organised by the Departments of Physics, Chemistry and Mathematics of Manipur Technical University from 26th March to 30th March 2019. The event is sponsored by TEQIP III.

About the Workshop

The programme intends to develop various strategies pertaining to teaching for effectively improving the process of teaching-learning by discussing major concepts and practices. The targeted audience for this programme is all the teachers who are imparting higher education to students for sustainable growth and development of the society. The outcome of this programme is expected to bring about a healthy enhancement in the academic and intellectual environment at their respective institutions of the participating faculties.

Objectives
  • To understand the philosophy of teaching and the role of a teacher
  • To develop effective teaching skills for attaining excellence in higher education
  • To enable them to develop suitable tools of evaluation
  • To enable the participants to communicate effectively in the classroom
  • To appreciate the relevance of active teaching methods for better student learning
Resource Persons
  1. H Jayantakumar Singh, Department of Mathematics, DM College of Science (Retd.)
  2. W. Jyotirmoy Singh, Associate Professor, DM College of Teacher Education
  3. Shri Kh. Dineshkumar Singh, Associate Professor, DM College of Teacher Education
  4. Th. Monica Devi, Assistant Professor, Department of Teachers’ Education, Manipur University
Coordinators
  1. Rajkumar Kamaljit Singh, Assistant Professor, Department of Physics, MTU
  2. Ningombam Swapana, Assistant Professor, Department of Chemistry, MTU
  3. Anand Jyoti Sanasam, Assistant Professor, Department of Mathematics, MTU
  4. Thokchom Chhatrajit Singh, Assistant Professor, Department of Mathematics, MTU
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Outcome

From this workshop, it is learned that

  • the basic activities a teacher should do to help students learn and progress
  • the basics required to assess students in an organized and professional way
    • Assessment for Learning
    • Assessment as Learning
    • Assessment of Learning
  • the importance of all the above assessments and their relationship

This workshop has also convinced the participants

  • the need to adopt “Design of Question Paper” for each paper not only in the basic sciences but also in engineering subjects
  • the need to understand the objective of each question and test the students

Rationality for adopting “Design of Question Paper”

  • to minimize heterogeneity to objectives of questions, forms of questions, content, scheme of section, scheme of option and difficulty level
  • to bring balanced questions in every evaluation and assessment
  • to increase reliability in “Assessment of Learning”
  • to improve the validity and reliability of the grades (marks) of students
Acknowledgement

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