Mar Ivanios Vidyanagar, Nalanchira, Thiruvananthapuram-15, Kerala, India
(Approved by AICTE & Affiliated to the University of Kerala)
IEEE (Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineering) founded in 1884, is celebrating 125 years of its existence this year. It is a non profit organization, and the largest technical organization in the world. IEEE serves over 3,50,000 members, who are geographically divided into 10 regions, with more than 300 Sections and 1100 Student Branches worldwide. A Student Branch falls under the auspices of a local Section. IEEE was founded to help its members share information in ways that promote innovation. Members of the Institute engage in technical and professional activities designed to advance the theory and practice of electro-technology.
The Institute strives to be supportive and responsive to Members' needs by seeking to anticipate and manage change in ways that will benefit members and the societies in which they live. Further, the IEEE promotes public understanding and appreciation of the contributions of electrical and electronics engineers.
The Student Branch of the Institution of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc, USA (IEEE) is functioning under IEEE Kerala Section
The IEEE student branch of MBCET was selected as the Best Student Branch from among 40 engineering colleges in Kerala State for the year 2008 for the innovative programs initiated by the branch.
General Activities of IEEE-MBCET
The awareness program is for the freshmen. The event included talks on IEEE, Region 10, IEEE Kerala Section.
IEEE 4 MBCET
IEEE MBCET conducts series of mock tests for all the students of MBCET for their placements, CAT etc. as a part of IEEE 4 MBCET programme.
On basis of IEEE code of ethics, engineer should be a synonym for trust and excellence and must have an improved understanding of technology, its application and potential consequences. Keeping it in mind a test on the latest developments in the field of technological advancement is held once in every three months. The topic with required hyperlinks taken from IEEE publication Spectrum and online resources was sent to every IEEE member a week before the test.
IEEE MBCET looks forward to enlighten young minds and help to view the outlook of the freshmen. This is done especially in order to help the young minds feel that they are worth all their talent. The two phases are
Phase A: It requires the students to participate. It could be either a Technical Write Up, Power Point Presentation, Animation Skills or Creative Construction of a Physical System.
Phase B: It is more training oriented than competition. The students would be directed to their fields of interest or of their expertise. In this way the induction of freshmen into the core fields of IEEE MBCET functional body is done. Their training would involve lectures and talks from experts in those fields and personal talks too.
An innovative program which is basically a get together of IEEE MBCET members where they have fun while improving their technical and management skills. The main aim is to foster better relations between members while offering them a chance to learn new skills through talks and other activities.
Is an innovative program initiated by Nivedita Baliga, WIE Chairperson 2008, whereby underprivileged children, especially girls, are given awareness about science and engineering. It aims to equip these children with the skills they require to fulfil their dreams.
A healthy body needs a healthy mind. The Young Scientist is a talent hunt contest with a difference that the event looks out for the most technical brain among the freshmen. It is a two day event. The first day is slated to conduct prelims and a technical group discussion. The prelims, basically a written test will comprise questions from basic science, logical questions based on the current world affairs and syllabi prescribed for the freshmen. The 2nd day will be a group discussion and finally a college maze in which the finalists would have to collect flags from different zones by solving quiz questions and riddle packs. The one returning first will become the 'young scientist'.
IEEE 4 MBCET
IEEE MBCET conducted a mock placement and CAT model test series for the students of MBCET as a part of IEEE 4 MBCET programme. The first test was conducted on 21-08- 2009.
Membership Drive 2010
The awareness program for the freshmen was held on the 13-10-2009.The event included talks on IEEE, Region 10 and IEEE Kerala Section. A response of more than 100 students was received that day.
As a part of IEEE MBCET Social Forum, the second phase of WIE Care was conducted on 8th of August -09 at Anantha Sai Balasadan orphanage. An introductory session was followed by a session in which the WIE Care volunteers read out stories from English books and translated it to Malayalam. This was as per the request of the inmates the last time WIE Care volunteers visited them. It was followed by a creative writing session, in which the children where divided into 3 groups and were encouraged to write their own poems and stories. Group leaders were made to read out their creative pieces...With an aim to help the children to improve their English vocabulary; English story books were presented to them along with 1 month subscription of The Indian Express. Small presentations of pens, pencils etc were also given. The WIE Care volunteers conducted an environmental awareness campaign session as a part of Green Dream, explaining to the children the importance of preserving our environment. They promised to take care of Mother Nature. Session ended with songs performed by the inmates of the orphanage. The volunteers left the orphanage with a sense of fulfilment and also a promise to return soon.
Young scientist 2010
Young scientist competition was conducted exclusively for first year students of MBCET on 25th, 26th and 28th August 2009 by the IEEE Student Branch. The main aim of the event was to bring out the most intellectual brain among the students of S1S2. The preliminary hurdle was a written aptitude test. 30 students were selected for the second stage which was a group discussion round. 10 students were further screened out for the 3rd and final round which was the IQ race. Mr. Arun Joy of the Computer Science Department was adjudged the winner based on the overall performance.
WIE STAR Training the Trainer Programme
IEEE MBCET helped coordinate the WIE STAR Training the Trainer Programme which was attended by around 7 colleges. The aim of the programme was to train the volunteers to enlighten school students about science and engineering, especially the girl students. Four volunteers participated in the two day session which was held at the IEEE Kerala Section office.