The EEE Dept of Vidya, in association with Vidya Talent Centre (VTC), conducted the second edition of a ten-day in-house “Power Quality” training programme during 18 – 31 March 2021 for the interested students of the Dept. The inaugural function of the programme was held on 18 March 2021 in the ZOOM platform.
The inaugural function began with an invocation by Mr Anand E T (Trade Instructor, EEE Dept). Dr Mary P Varghese, HoD I/C of the Dept, formally welcomed everyone to the function. VICT Chairman, Dr Santhosh Prasannan officially inaugurated the ceremony and delivered the inaugural address. Principal Dr Saji C B delivered the presidential address. Following this the keynote address on “Power System” was delivered by Dr P Rajan, Director KSEB (Transmission, Operation and REES). Dr P Rajan spoke about the rapid changes happening in the power system industry with the injection of renewable sources and the current nature of loads. He also mentioned the various power quality issues prevailing in India now.
An overview on the training programme was presented by Dr Sudha Balagopalan, Dean-Academics. Another important part of the inaugural ceremony was the e-launch and announcement of “PQ Trainers Club”, with an aim of giving the students an exposure and feel of real-life practical power quality issues with hands-on training using state-of-the-art facilities and equipments. The e-launch was officially carried out by Dr V N Krishnachandran, Vice-principal and HoD, MCA Dept.
The ceremony also witnessed special address by Er Michael Schulze, Gossen Metrawatt, Germany and Er Anilkumar P, Jeff Techno Solutions, Bangalore, who are the major pillars behind the success of this programme by their full support and providing all equipments for the PQ lab. The ceremony was also blessed by the gracious presence of Er P K Asokan, Chief Patron, VICT, Er G Mohanachandran, ED, VICT, Mr Suresh Lal, AFD, VICT, Mr P K Unnirajan, AD, VICT, Er Devarajan, PD, VICT, Mr Manu Raghurajan, Coordinator, VTC and Dr Kala Bharathan, Head, VTC.