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Vol. 14 : No. 5 : May 2017
Message from Chairman
We are in peak summer throughout India and specifically in Tamil Nadu. For
those from Chennai, the cyclone in December last year proved to be a major hit.
With tree cover almost completely gone, city and suburbs are reeling under the
Of course this is the time when +2 students have to really work hard to decide
their future. With many entrance exams round the corner, I am sure all of you
will get the course of their choice.
IEEE has been organizing various events and competitions for students all over
the world. Competitions in the area of robotics, drones, internet of things, hackathons, IEEE Xtreme 24
hour programming competition etc. are some of the popular events. Many of these are global challenges,
where participating is more challenging than winning. These will help students to broaden their horizon,
instead of having just book knowledge. Recruiters look at overall growth of students and not on academic
excellence alone. There are students who fare extremely well in academics with very high marks but land
up taking up non-engineering jobs as they do not have overall development. IEEE offers many such
extracurricular activities for overall development.
For those into academics, to take up higher studies, they can participate in International Conferences of
various societies. By this, I mean flagship conferences of societies and not the general ones held without
much rigour. Some of them, I had indicated in my previous columns and am not repeating here. These
conferences will have provision to support travel and registration for selected papers accepted as student
posters. While applying for higher studies, those who present papers at such conferences will have an
edge above others. So try to go through IEEE web site and understand the ones which suit your area of
Also consider extending your project work or midterm project work as a publication in IEEE International
conference. It will pay you in the long run.
For all activities of IEEE, volunteers are required. I urge IEEE members to take up activities and put up
proposals as per IEEE guidelines. It will help in their career growth as well.
Till next time,
M A Atmanand
Chairman, IEEE Madras Section
IEEE MAS LINK Vol. 14 No.5 May 2017 Page 2
Prashant R Nair
Message from the Editors
IEEE MAS LINK is happy to present the fifth issue in 2017. This issue includes 19 college-level reports on
activities held at Annai Vailankanni College of Engineering, Kanyakumari; Cape Institute of Technology,
Tirunelveli ;Hindustan University, Chennai;Jeppiaar Engineering College, Chennai; Karpagam College of
Engineering, Coimbatore; Knowledge Institute of Technology, Salem; Kongu Engineering College, Erode; Mar
Ephraem College of Engineering and Technology, Marthandam; Dr.Mahalingam College of Engineering and
Technology, Pollachi; National Engineering College, Kovilpatti; Sri Sai Ram Engineering College, Chennai;
St.Josephs College of Engineering, Chennai; St. Josephs Institute of Technology, Chennai; Sri Ramakrishna
Engineering College, Coimbatore;SSN College of Engineering, Kalavakkam;St. Xaviers Catholic College of
Engineering, Nagercoil; Sri Venkateswara College of Engineering, Sriperumbudur; Valliammai Engineering
College, Chennai; VIT, Vellore.
The newsletter also carries brief reports on activities of IEEE Madras Section, IEEE COMSOC, IEEE CS, PCS,
TEMS and the IEEE Madras Entrepreneurship and Innovation Committee Madras Chapter.
Under Forthcoming Events various events technically sponsored by Madras Section and Madras Section Societies
which will be of interest to our members are presented. The details of financial assistance extended by IEEE Madras
Section to SBs to organize events and details of funds transferred from IEEE HQ to IEEE Student Branches through
Madras Section are also provided.
We had compiled and presented a number of announcements which would interest the members and SBs to gain
maximum advantage from IEEE and its offerings. We are sure that members will find our regular column on
Information Resources useful.
We draw the attention in particular to the announcements relating to IEEE Madras Section Student Branch
Revamping, IEEE MAS Hub Congress, Googles Applied CS with Android IEEE R10 Paper Contest, 2017 IEEE Volunteer Leadership Training Program (VoLT), R10 Awards and IEEE MAS SB Website Contest.
To facilitate better interaction with the Student Branch Counselors, we are requesting them to provide their contact
coordinates through a google form. Pl. refer the announcement in this regard.
IEEE has recently announced its plans to host its second IEEE Cybersecurity Development Conference (IEEE
SecDev) at Cambridge, Massachussets, USA from 24 to 26 September, 2017. Authors are invited to submit papers
May and tutorials by 2nd
June that present a new direction or future vision of how to build security in for
new and existing systems. For more event details, please visit https://secdev.ieee.org or visit
http://cybersecurity.ieee.org/ In the context of Digital India initiative and the need for greater security, it would be
good idea for section volunteers and cyber security researchers to participate in this cutting-edge conference.
We look for contributions from all to make the MAS LINK a sought after publication from the Section. While doing
so, pl. adhere to the guidelines at https://goo.gl/bYB44p As we still get reports without following the guidelines,
we have published the guidelines in this issue of MAS LINK.
The MAS LINK issues are archived in a shared folder at https://goo.gl/nrpibv
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Annai Vailankanni College of Engineering, Kanyakumari
Seminar on Involving Students to Monitor Road
Traffic and Prevent Accidents
IEEE SB organized a Seminar on Involving
Students to Monitor Road Traffic and Prevent
Accidents along with IEEE Madras Section SIGHT
and Kanyakumari District Athletic Association
(KDAA) on the 6th
Mar 2017 at the Rotary
Community Centre, Nagercoil. Deputy
Superintendent of Police Mr. Gopi inaugurated the
seminar and gave a special talk on Accident
Prevention. Other speakers include Mr. Rajinikanth,
Regional Transport Officer, Nagercoil; Mr. Godwin
John Rajan, Secretary, KDAA; Mr. Arul Sekar, Sub
Inspector (Traffic), Nagercoil; Mr. Vincent Jain,
Chairman, IEEE Madras section SIGHT and Mr. G.
Gaswin Kastro, SBC. The event coordinators were
SB volunteers, Mr. I. Tamil Selvan and Mr. S. Mani
Technology Introduction Program
IEEE SB jointly organized a Technology
Introduction Program with IEEE ADSF SIGHT at
Thoothoor on 10th
Apr 2017. In the program a newly
developed mobile app called Fishers' Guide was
introduced to the fishermen of Thoothoor.. This app
can be used by the fishermen to know the weather,
potential fishing zones, wind speed and other
parameters. Mr.Vincent Jain, Chairman, IEEE ADSF
SIGHT; Mr. I. Tamil Selvan, SB Chair and Mr. G.
Gaswin Kastro, SBC spoke.
Awareness Program on Sea Safety
IEEE SB organized an awareness program on Sea
Safety at Colachel on 20th
Apr 2017. Volunteers
visited the office of Assistant Director of Fisheries,
Colachel and the Colachel harbour to issue awareness
handbills on Safety Precautions For Fishermen
During Fishing prepared in consultation with IEEE
ADSF SIGHT. The event was coordinated by
Ms.Anisha J. and Mr. I. Tamil Selvan, SB Chair.
Report by: Mr. G. Gaswin Kastro,
Cape Institute of Technology, Tirunelveli
Seminar on Voice Recognition
IEEE SB organized a seminar on "Voice
Recognition" by Mr. R. Selvin Rethna Raj, AP/ECE
Apr 2017. The event was coordinated by IEEE
student members Ms. S. Maheswari, Ms. M.A.
Suchitra and Mr. L. Arivazhagan, AP/ECE.
Workshop on GSM Technology and Path
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IEEE SB organized a workshop on GSM Technology
and Path Following Robot by Mr. Soloman Roach,
AP/ECE on 11th
Apr 2017. The workshop was
coordinated by Mr. L. Arivazhagan AP/ECE and the
IEEE student members Ms. K. Anugraha, Ms. P.