IEEE All Kerala Student Congress is an annual flagship event of IEEE LINK, the student activities community of IEEE Kerala Section. The Congress sees an involvement of more than 200 students from across the state. It is a techno-managerial event which provides a breakthrough for student delegates to network among their peers from various backgrounds and gets exposed to the enormous opportunities within IEEE. The event provides an opportunity for undergraduate students to improve their professional and technical skills with sessions from celebrated speakers.
The Congress has seen the rise of many active IEEE volunteers and is an integral part of the student experience within the Section. The event proves to be an exposure for the student members of IEEE Kerala Section to what exactly the industry needs from the engineers of tomorrow. It also provides them with workshops, training and competitions to get them ready for professional careers ahead of them.
- Meet and greet with CEO’s of top-notch companies
- Experience sharing and interaction with delegates
- Platform for idea pitching
IEEE AND RELATED SESSIONS:
- Tracks dealing with IEEE and its benefits
- Introduction to IEEE products and platforms
- Bridging the student-young professional gap
- Volunteer outlets and competitions
- MAXIMUM INVOLVEMENT OF STUDENT BRANCHES:
- Outreach to weak Student Branches
- Involving and letting them know about the resources available
- Experience sharing for past volunteer
DETAILED REPORT :
The IEEE All Kerala Student Congress 2019(AKSC’19) was held at Government College of Engineering Kannur ,on the 25 th, 26 th and 27th of October 2019.
The event commenced at 10 AM on the 25th of October with the inaugural ceremony. It was initiated by delivering the IEEE Code of Ethics by Abhinav S Praveen, Chairman of IEEE SB GCEK. Dr ManojKumar MV, Branch counsellor of IEEE SB GCEK welcomed the gathering. Presidential Address was delivered by Dr.M P Gilesh ,Vice Chair, Malabar Subsection by highlighting the importance of the event and also about the details of the events in the upcoming year.
The AKSC’19 was inaugurated with the lamp lighting ceremony by all the dignitaries present on the dais who graced the occasion with their valuable presence. It was then followed by an inaugural speech by the honourable principal of Government College of Engineering Kannur,, Dr V O Rejini.
The inaugural ceremony came to an end with the felicitations delivered by Mr. Nandan S (Student Activities Committee Chair, IEEE Kerala Section), Prof Sreekumar (P G Dean) and Sreehari(College Union Chairman ). Its a customary note to thank the delegates and all those who have assembled. This duty was honoured by Mr. Nazeeb Abdulla (Student Representative, IEEE Kerala Section) with his vote of thanks.
The inaugural ceremony was followed by a session on decentralising internet by Praveen Arimbrathodiyil, who also shared his experience of how he became a pirate and the struggles that he had to face throughout his life.
The session after lunch was handled by Agrim Prakash , who dealt with scopes of various engineering streams in coming future and on how to build a safe career in engineering.
The next session was handled by Mr Sayanth N S ,the founder of Enfono Technologies. He talked about entrepreneurship development and was really helpful in aiding the young minds to conquer their dreams and goals in life.
A startling ice breaking session was waiting for the participants paving way to new fellowships.It involved lot of games and activities to warm up the conversation among participants and fellowship.
The second day was set about with an informative session handled by Ms Aishwarya P G . She discussed about menstruation related myths prevalent in India, their impact on women’s lives,and about various strategies for the disposal of sanitary napkins in an eco friendly manner.
It was then followed by a YP track session handled by the Young Professionals of IEEE Kerala Section, Mr Jishnu Prakash and Mr Shone Jos. Through their interactive session , the students were able to clear their doubts regarding IEEE and its future scopes .
The afternoon session was handled by Mr Akash Nambiar , a dynamic and resonating professional who shared his views on Keralites and fitness.
A motivational talk by NSG Commando P V Maneesh created a sense of inspiration among the delegates by describing about the brave operation his team had taken against the terrorists attack of Mumbai.
The next session was by Adam Hary, the first transman pilot of India ,who shared his complete heart touching story of hardships and struggles that he had to face for being born as a transgender. He stresses that through school curriculum, students from a young age should be taught about transgender community. “It’s hard to live like an orphan when our parents are alive, he concludes.
It was then followed by a photo session.
Then came the much awaited cultural programs of the day. AKSC’19 celebrated Diwali with great zeal. Everyone was dressed up in the proposed Diwali theme. There were amazing dance performances by Ardens Dance Club GCEK (ADC) and DMC which gave a visual treat for all the delegates. The day ended up with dinner and culturals for the participants.
The final day of All Kerala Student Congress 2019 commenced with an informative talk by Mrs Anjana Manoj .She gave awareness about the possible causes of infection and the necessary precautions required to tackle them.
The next session was handled by Nanma Gireesh, a translational engineer who refreshed the minds of the participants with an interactive brainstorming session and built the skills of critical thinking among them.
AKSC’19 winded up with a feedback session from the audience where the volunteers were highly appreciated for their hard work, coordination and for giving them the opportunity to have interactive sessions with young professionals. They thanked everyone for experiencing such a wonderful event.
Government College of Engineering, Kannur is one of the premier institutes among the 9 Government Engineering Colleges in Kerala and was established in 1986. The college is functioning in a sprawling 68-acre scenic campus, having sound and self-sufficient infrastructure, at Mangattuparamba, near the National Highway, 15 k.m from the headquarters of Kannur district. The college is affiliated to Kerala Technological University. It offers 5 B.Tech Degree programs in Civil, Mechanical, Electrical and Electronics, Electronics and Communication and Computer Science and Engineering branches. The College also offers 4 M.Tech programs in Civil Engineering (Computer Aided Structural Engineering), Mechanical Engineering(Advanced Manufacturing and Mechanical Systems Design), Electrical and Electronics Engineering(Power Electronics and Drives),and Electronics and Communication Engineering (Signal Processing and Embedded Systems).
The IEEE Student Branch of GCEK came into existence on 5 th June 2009. Since then the student branch has been conducting several programs for the benefit of students. The goal of the Student Branch is to provide a platform for students where they can develop co-curricular skills. The Student Branch stands for increasing the awareness of students in co-academic matters, supplement their studies and help them reach higher professional standards. The enthusiasm, willingness and hard work of the volunteers added to the ambience that GECK could provide for the participants and support from the college authorities made it certainly the best and right venue to conduct AKSC 2019.