ECE Dept conducts FDP on ‘Practical Aspects of Communication Engineering’

The Faculty Development Program (FDP) on “Practical Aspects of Communication Engineering with Hands-on” was conducted by the Dept of Electronics & Communication Engineering during 22- 24 February 2024. The FDP provided educators, researchers, and professionals in the field of communication engineering with practical insights, hands-on experience, and updated knowledge in relevant areas /aspects of communication Engineering. The FDP also allowed participants with the practical skills and knowledge needed to prepare their students for successful careers in communication Engineering.

22 February 2024
Day 1 of the FDP began with a prayer at 9.30 am. Dr Swapna Kumar (HoD, ECE Dept) welcomed the chief guest. Inauguration of the FDP was done by Er Gouthaman P K (Adjunct Faculty, CSE Dept and Senior Director & Head of Network Resource Management(Retd), Etisala). He is also the  Patron Trustee of  Vidya Internatioinal Charitable Trust (VICT). The inaugural session concluded by vote of thanks by Mr Santumon S D (Asst Prof, D ECE Dept).

After the Inaugural ceremony,Er. Gouthaman P K detailed about Telecom operation management. It involves managing functions like network inventory management, managing provisioning issues, network availability & fault management, customer experience management etc. Dr S Swapna Kumar (HoD, ECE Dept) handled the afternoon session. He detailed the Energy efficient WSN and IoT Communication for conceptual Practical application.

23 Feb 2024
Day 2 of the FDP was handled by the resource person Dr Rajesh G (Assistant Professor, Department of ECE, Indian Institute of Information Technology, Kottayam). He introduced Python programming for communication and also detailed Pulse code modulation in detail.

24 Feb 2024
Day 3 of the FDP was handled by Er T K Kuttappan (Consultant-KSEB, Formerly RF Engineer, Etisalat).He is also the Patron Trustee of VICT.He discussed Optical fiber communication in detail. He also gave hands-on experience in the procedure of splicing and introduced Optical Time Domain Reflectometer (OTDR), which is a device that tests the integrity of a fiber optical cables.OTDR is used for building, maintaining and troubleshooting fiber optic systems. The session ended with hands-on activities in OTDR .

During the valedictory function, the audience was welcomed by Dr. S. Swapna Kumar (HoD, ECE Dept).Dr Saji C B (Principal, VAST) after his presidetial address, honoured Er T K Kuttappan by presenting a memento followed by the feedbacks on the FDP by the participants. A total of 30 external participants and 43 internal candidates from Vidya joined the FDP and made the initiative a grand success. The Valedictory Session ended with the vote of thanks by Ms. Snehalatha O J (Asst Prof, ECE Dept)

The Editorial Team of News & Events joins the entire Vidya fraternity in extending hearty congratulations to Dr Swapna Kumar and the entire ECE Dept on the successful conduct of the session that empowered educators with the sensible skills and knowledge aligning scholastic programs with industry demands and technological progress !!!