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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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Two-Days Workshop on Basics of Deep Learning and its Applications

A two Days Workshop was organised by the Department of Computer Science and Engineering on 19th March- 20th March 2019 sponsored by TEQIP III. The workshop was held in the Conference Hall of the univeristy. Sixth-semester and fourth-semester students of CSE Department participated in the workshop.

About the Workshop

The Two-Days’ Workshop on Deep Learning and its Applications was hosted with the prime intention to introduce the exciting applications of industrial-research works carried out using feature engineering and machine learning techniques regarding deep learning to the students.
Starting from the basics of Machine Learning and Neural Networks, the resource persons delivered the required preliminaries smoothly. The main topics delivered were Convolutional Neural Nets, Recurrent Neural Nets, Autoencoders, Restricted Boltzmann Machines, etc. Applications in the domains of Natural Language Processing, Computer Vision, Path Planning, were also discussed.

Aim and Objectives
  1. Learn the basic principles of neural computing based machine learning techniques
  2. Learn how to use neural computing in solving computational problems like Text Mining, Sentiment Analysis, Object Recognition.
  3. Learn the basics and applications of CNNs, RNNs, andAutoencoders.
Resource Persons

1. Dr. Sanasam Ranbir Singh, Associate Professor, Dept. Of CSE, IIT Guwahati.
2. Dr. Khelchandra Thongam, Assistant Professor, Dept. Of CSE, NIT Manipur.
3. Dr. Kishorjit Nongmeikapam, Assistant Professor, Dept. Of CSE, IIIT Manipur.

Coordinators

1. Jimmy Laishram, Head and Assistant Professor, Dept. Of CSE, MTU.
2. Chiranjiv Chingangbam, Assistant Professor, Dept. Of CSE, MTU.
3. Debina Laishram, Assistant Professor, Dept. Of CSE, MTU.

Workshop Content
Day 1 [ 19th March ] Day 2 [20th March 2019]
Session-I (10:00 AM-1:00 PM): (By Dr. Kishorjit Nongmeikapam)

  • The Journey of Machine Learning
Session-I (10:00 AM-1:00 PM): (By Dr. Sanasam Ranbir Singh)
Introduction to Deep Architecture of AI

  • Review on Backpropagation.
  • Sequence Model.
  • Convolutional Model.
  • Auto-Encoder.
  • Attention Model.
Session-II (2:00 PM-5:00 PM): (By Dr. Khelchandra Thongam)

  • Basics of Artificial Neural Networks.
  • Single Layer Perceptron.
  • Multi Layer Perceptron.
  • Self Organizing Feature Map.
  • Hopfield Neural Network.
  • Convolutional Neural Network.
  • Applications
Session-II (2:00 PM – 5:00 PM): (By Dr. Sanasam Ranbir Singh)

  • Brief discussion on a few of its applications.
  • Representation Learning
  • Text Mining Applications.
  • Network Related.
  • Speech Related.
  • Image Related.
 
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Participants’ Feedback

All the students’ gave positive feedback. In terms of applicability of the topics that were delivered, the instructor’s communication with the students, the speed and pace at which the topics were presented were all positively acknowledged by the students. The students also requested a follow-up workshop with more industrial applications.

Future Action Plan

1. The department intends to hold a five-day workshop on deep learning with industrial partners like NVIDIA and INTEL.
2. The department also intends to include hands-on practice on the follow-up workshops.
3. The follow-up workshops should also be open to faculties and research scholars of institutes within or outside our state.

Outcome

In all perspectives, the workshop was a success. The students were highly motivated and encouraged by the lectures that were delivered by the resource persons. The intermingling flavours of the concepts and applications that were presented on the different sessions made a clear picture for the students that the scope of computational sciences has a lot to offer for solving intricate problems related to many scientific as well as social fields. The resource persons presented not only academic knowledge but also shared their valuable experiences relating to the research they carried out. The objectives of the workshop were achieved and for the students, their hopes and vision were kindled.

Acknowledgement

 

 

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Syllabus Review of Department of ECE as per Industrial and AICTE needs

The faculties of Department of ECE, Dr Biraj Shougaijam and Mr Merin Loukrakpam visited College of Engineering, Pune which is the mentor institute of Manipur Technical Univeristy under TEQIP-III with the agenda of “Syllabus review of Department of Electronics and Communication as per Industrial and AICTE needs”. 

Meeting Highlights

Date: 7th – 8th March 2019
Time: 10:00 am to 3:00 pm
Venue: Dept of Electronics and Telecommunication, COE Pune
Domain Experts: Dr. S. P Mahajan, Associate Professor, and Dr. P.P. Bartakke, Associate Professor, Dept. of E&TC, COE Pune. 
MTU Representatives: Dr. Biraj Shougaijam, Assistant Professor & Head and Mr. Merin Loukrakpam, Assistant Professor, Department of ECE, MTU

Aim and Objective
  1. Review of course curriculum and credit allotment.
  2. Identification of core subjects.
  3. Syllabus review of Dept. of ECE, Manipur Technical University (MTU), as per the industry and AICTE needs with domain experts.
  4. Exploring the research and laboratories facilities at Dept. of ECE, COE, Pune, for collaboration of research work.
Minutes of Meeting
Acknowledgement

Outcome

The course curriculum and the syllabi were thoroughly discussed with the experts from COEP, Dept. of E&TC. Now, the course curriculum of the Department of Electronics and Communication Engineering (ECE) is revised as per the Industrial and AICTE needs. The syllabi of the department need to be revised as per the expert comments.

 

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Two Days Workshop on Recent and Current Practices in Civil Engineering with Introduction to Industry Oriented Software

A two Days Workshop was organised by the Department of Civil Engineering on 28th February- 1st March 2019 sponsored by TEQIP III. Students of Manipur Technical University and Manipur Institute of Technology participated in the workshop.

Overview

The workshop mainly focuses on alternative methods of construction and civil engineering software which serve as a toolkit for all civil engineers. It introduces the current industry-ready software with a demo on a few selected software. The duration of the workshop was for two consecutive days, six hours of a session each day and a total of 12 hours.

Aim and Objective

To introduce to the participants the current and recent practices in civil engineering projects and the need and requirements for the right software for effective management of projects.

Resource Persons
  1. Dr Huidrom Lokeshor( senior Technical officer information Liaison, Training division, CSRI- central Road Research Institute, New Delhi)
  2. Th. Joykumar Singh, Chief Engineer (Retd.) PWD
  3. Helena Huidrom (Assisted by A. Narendradhwaja) Engineer PWD
  4. Purus Yurembam (SINTHOU Architecture & Engineering )
  5. Yaiphaba Nepram (HABITAT Design Studio)
  6. Nongmaithem Anand (Assistant Professor Dept. of Civil Engineering, Manipur Technical University)
Workshop Coordinator

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

Workshop Content
Day 1 [28th February 2019] Day 2 [1st March 2019]
Introduction to Road Survey System using
‘Portable Automated Road Survey System’ (PARASS)
Introduction to Structural Analysis and Design Software using
STAAD Pro®
Confined Masonry Conventional and Unconventional Building Techniques
Behaviour of Non-Structural Elements during Earthquake Introduction to Other Civil Engineering Softwares
 
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Acknowledgement

Outcome

The event saw participation by students of Manipur Technical University and other colleges.

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Two Days Workshop on Advancements and Current Trends of Mechanical Engineering

Two Days Workshop on Advancements and Current Trends of Mechanical Engineering

A two days Workshop on “Advancements and Current Trends of Mechanical Engineering” was conducted by the Department of Mechanical Engineering, MTU under TEQIP-III on 1st-2nd March 2019.

Aim and Objective

The aim of the two-day workshop is to impart technical knowledge and skills to the undergraduate students pursuing B.Tech in Mechanical Engineering of Manipur Technical University (MTU). The resource persons have been selected on the basis of their highly expertise and knowledge on their respective field of interest and research.

Resource Persons

1. Prof. A.K.Das
Director,
Indian Institute of Information and technology, Manipur

2. Prof. Dr Goutam Sutradhar,
Professor,
National Institute of Technology, Manipur

3. Prof T.N. Verma
Department of Mechanical Engineering
National Institute of Technology, Manipur

4. E r. TH. Subhaschandra Singh
Chartered Engineer (India)
Honorary Joint Secretary
The Institution of Engineers (India )
Manipur State Centre
&
Faculty, Department Of Mechanical Engineering
National Institute Of Technology Manipur

Workshop Coordinator

Dr Prerana Nashine
Assistant Professor
Department of Mechanical Engineering
Manipur Technical University

Workshop Content
Day-1 [1st March 2019] Day-2 [2nd March 2019]
Lecture by Prof. Gautom Sutradhar Lecture by Prof. A. K. Das
Lecture by Prof. T.N.Verma Interaction programme with the participants
Interaction programme with the participants Lecture by Prof. T.N.Verma, NIT Manipur
Lecture by Dr. Prerana Nashine Lecture by Er. TH. Subhaschandra Singh

 

Acknowledgement

Event Outcome

The expected outcome of the workshop is to give exposure to the participants about research-oriented fields of Mechanical Engineering, industry-based case study and the importance of taking up research at an early stage. After successful completion of the workshop, the participants are expected to be motivated to read and find out more about the present advancements in Mechanical Engineering through e-resources and Journals papers.

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Two Days Workshop cum Hands on Practice on Embedded System

A two days workshop cum Hands on Practice on “Embedded System” was held on 28th February and 1st March, 2019 at the university campus organised by the Department of Electrical Engineering under TEQIP-III.

The workshop mainly focuses to give participants a chance to get hands-on experience on the latest trending embedded system hardware and different types of sensors. Emphasis is given to make the participants learn how to program the control boards for different types of sensors and different applications. About 81 participants attended the programme including both days.

Aims
  • To be able to define hardware and software communication and control requirements.
  • To acquire knowledge of and be able to use tools for the development and debugging of programs implemented on microcontrollers
  • To acquire knowledge of sensor properties and apply these in the design of Electronic systems which integrate measurement
  • To make the students skill full and efficient for all the hardware
Objectives
  • To be able to work as part of a team, developing skills in interpersonal relations
  • Ability to lead and coordinate teams working on the design, development and implementation of embedded systems and proposing standard working methods and the tools to use.
Resource Person

Imopishak Thingom
Scientist – ‘D’
NIELIT Imphal

Workshop Coordinator

Oinam Manganleiba Meetei
Assistant Professor
Department of EE
Manipur Technical University

Workshop Content
Day 1 [28th February 2019]
Morning Session Afternoon Session
Introduction to Embedded System Introduction to C programming for 8051
Starting with embedded systems Branching and Looping
Introduction to Embedded C I/O Programming
Difference between C and Embedded C Timers and Counters, Serial Communication
Embedded C Constructs and Data Formats Introduction to Arduino
  Arduino Basics
  Arduino Architecture
  Arduino board layout

 

Day 2 [1st March 2019]
Morning Session Afternoon Session
Simple LED program Interfacing with servo motor
LED blinking Interfacing with Bluetooth module
Interfacing with IR Sensor Interfacing with Wifi Module
Interfacing with LCD Control of Electronic Devices using Android smartphone and Arduino

 

 
Acknowledgement

Event Outcome

  • Knowledge of Embedded Systems and simulation software for rapid prototyping have been obtained by the students
  • Designing, Testing and Debugging of Embedded Project have been learned
  • More interest is seen by the participants
  • More programs based on industrial oriented and advanced technology based on the embedded system is asked in future by the participants.
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Two Days Training program on Automobile Engineering

A two-day training program was conducted by the Department of Mechanical Engineering on 4th February and 5th February, 2019 which is being funded by the Technical Education Quality Improvement Program (TEQIP III). 

 

Aim and Objective

The training was held with the help of Eastern Motors Servicing Centre. It was organized for two consecutive days, each of the days has six hours of a session. Students of the first year, second year and third year of this university participated in the program. The main objective of the program is to introduce the concept of the assemble and disassemble of the automobile parts. In this training, students participated in the activities of the automobile working system and the function of each engines part. 

Resource Person

Anirban Roy
Workshop Manager
Eastern Motors Service Division

Event Coordinator

Yengkhom Milannar Singh
Assistant Professor
Department of Mechanical Engineering

Schedule
Date Moring Break Afternoon
4/2/2019 10 am to 12 am 12 am to 1 pm 1 pm to 4 pm
5/2/2019 10 am to 12 am 1 pm to 4 pm
Acknowledgement

 
 Outcome

This training program can be helpful to the student in achieving success in their academic activities. The skills learned to allow for greater job opportunities when student have the education to back up their experience.

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Two Days Workshop on Basics of MATLAB and its Engineering Application

A two days workshop on “Basics of MATLAB and its Engineering Applications” was held on 29th and 30th of January, 2019 organised by the Department of Electrical Engineering under TEQIP-III.

Overview

The workshop mainly focuses on the basics of MATLAB and its applications in engineering fields. Using MATLAB, a student can analyze data, develop algorithms, and create models and applications. The language, tools and built-in math functions provide to explore multiple approaches and reach a solution faster than with spreadsheets or traditional programming languages. MATLAB can be used for a range of applications including signal processing and communications, image and video processing, control systems, test and measurement, computational finance, and computational biology.

Resource Person

Romesh Laishram
Assistant Professor
Department of ECE, MIT

Workshop Coordinator

Tayenjam Jeneetaa
Assistant Professor and Head
Department of EE, MTU

Workshop Content
Day-1 (29th January 2019) Day-2 (30th January 2019)
Introduction to MATLAB Signal Processing in MATLAB
Basic commands in MATLAB Control system application in MATLAB
Basic mathematics using MATLAB Introduction to Simulink
Control flow and operators Practice in Simulink
Toolboxes in MATLAB Introduction to GUI deployment in MATLAB
Introduction to MATLAB Practice of GUI building

 

Acknowledgement

Outcome

In this two day workshop, almost all the basics of MATLAB have been introduced to the students. In the next quarter, another workshop on more specialized topics using MATLAB will be organized which will be a continuation of the recently conducted one.

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Cleanliness and Anti-littering Awareness Campaign

A one day awareness campaign was organised by the Department of Civil Engineering on 27th of January, 2019 at Sekmai, Manipur funded by the Technical Education Quality Improvement Program Phase III (TEQIP-III). The department faculties and the first year students of the university participated in the campaign. The awareness creation and action components taken up under this will contribute in achieving a clean and green environment.

About the Event

Topics ranging from solid waste management and pollution were covered in the campaign. Learning only inside the classroom is not sufficient, a proper field visit is also required for proper environmental education. In view of the environmental problems due to improper solid waste management, the activities of the campaign focused on the theme “Keep your environment clean and green”.

Event Highlight

Date: 27th January 2019
Time: 8 am to 4 pm
Venue: Sekmai River, Sekmai, Manipur

Event Coordinator

Kakchingtabam Anil Sharma
Assistant Professor
Dept. of Civil Engineering, Manipur Technical University 

Aim and Objective

The objective of the campaign was to create awareness among the students and the general public regarding the importance of the environment. 

Acknowledgement

Event Outcome

The environmental awareness campaign is really important because it is a great investment for the environment and the future. In this campaign, the aim was to search the effect of environmental education practices on students’ environmental outlook. If the numbers of environmental education practices are increased and done with more students for a longer period of time, the findings will be more comprehensive.

 

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Two Days Workshop on Building Planning, Design and Concept of Green Building

A two days workshop on “Building Planning, Design & Concept of Green Building” was organized by the Department of Civil Engineering on 30th and 31st of January, 2019 under TEQIP-III.

The workshop mainly focuses on the basics of building planning, design & concept of green building and its application in engineering fields. Building planning includes a plan of a site and its graphic representation of the arrangement of building, parking, landscaping and any other structure that is part of a development project. 

Aim and Objective

Various designs are introduced in today’s building construction. The aesthetic view of the building depends on the idea and the design made by the designer. The well interior design of a building helps to achieve a healthier and more aesthetically pleasing environment for the people using the room. Due to the development of technology, the concept of creating a building which uses the natural resources to the minimal at the time of construction as well as the operation is essential.

Resource Persons
  1. Rajkumari Kapina Sana
    Architect and Interior Design
    K’s Design
  2. Sonia Devi
    Principal Designer
    Grace Design, Imphal
  3. Suretrica Salam
    Assistant Architect
    Rajeshhor and Associates
  4. Aribam Joychandra Sharma
    Retd. Engineer, PWD
Workshop Coordinator

Gyanen Takhelmayum
Assistant Professor
Dept. of Civil Engineering, MTU

Workshop Content

Day 1 (30th January 2019):

  • Session 1 Building Planning
  • Session 2 Interior Design of a Building

Day 2 (31st January 2019):

  • Session 3 Building Design
  • Session 4 Concept of Green Building
Acknowledgement

Outcome

The event saw participation by students of Manipur Technical University and other colleges.

 

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