IEEE Day Celebration

IEEE Day is an annual event that celebrates the first time in history when engineers worldwide gathered to share their technical ideas in 1884. One of the IEEE Day’s objectives is to show the ways IEEE members, in local communities, join together to collaborate on ideas that leverage technology for a better tomorrow.

Every year first Tuesday of October is celebrated as IEEE day. So, this year, it’s on 3rd October 2023.

In this regard, every year we celebrate as IEEE Week by conducting various events – technical, non-technical, fun events and competitions.

We started the IEEE Week celebrations by a talk on “Managing Solid Individualisation – Life Engineering” by Dr. Anila Dipak, followed by few competitions like Typing master, cryptography, Eassy writing, Photography, coding and circuitry and ended by a technical talk on “Introduction to Cybersecurity and Cyber Crimes: Best Practices and Compliance Requirements” by Dr. Raghunandan K R. Finally, we had a formal function to celebrate IEEE day.

Dr. Anila Dipak, CEO of Bewell Pharma Mangalore, The Six & Co Bangalore and Former Nodal officer Karnataka for Pradhan Mantri Bharathiya Janaushadhi Pariyojana, Under Ministry of Chemical & Fertilizers, Govt. Of India.The speaker mainly concentrated the relationship between vastu with anatomy, chakras of body related to vastu of temple. 

Cryptography event was conducted on 3rd October 2023 and it was a group event. Each team consisted of two members and were given with logical questions in the first round. The second round was done through Mentimeter.

There were 45 teams and 90 students participated in total.

Typing master  event was conducted on 4th October 2023 and it was an individual event. 35 students participated and it was conduted in a laboratory.

Photography event was conducted on 4th October 2023 and it was an individual event. 20+ students participated in the mobile photography and this was theme based event.

Essay Writing event was conducted on 5th October 2023 and it was an individual event. 15 students participated in this event and were given with two topics on which they had to write an essay. The topics were “The influence of Electronic Systems on healthcare: Benefits and Challenges” and “The present generation students and the social media: A student’s perspective”.

Coding event was conducted on 8th October 2023 and it was an individual event. 36 students participated in the event and it was conducted in online mode. 

Circuitry event was conducted on 8th October 2023 and it was an individual event. 16 students participated in this event and they were given with some basic circuits and were asked to find certain given parameters. It was conducted in online mode.

IEEE VCET Student Branch organized a technical talk on “Introduction to Cybersecurity and cybercrimes: Best practices and compliance requirements”. The resource person was Dr. Raghunandan K R, Associate Professor, NMAMIT, Nitte. The master of ceremony was Ms. Chaithra B and the introduction of the guest was done by  Ms Mekhala V Rao.

The speaker started with introduction to Cybercrime and history of Cybercrime. He spoke about how big is the internet and the usage of dark web. He explained about different layers of cybersecurity like the human layer, perimeter security, network security, endpoint security, application security and data security. In this advancing world he told about the goals and scope of Cybersecurity.The topics like phishing, spoofing, internet phishing, SQL injection, wire transfer, spamming, cyber defamation were covered by the speaker and ended the session by speaking about Cyber security tools. The talk ended with the thanking note by Ms Harshitha P. 

The IEEE Day celebration started with offering flowers to portraits of Bharatha Matha and Swami Vivekananda with Ms. Sneha B department of AIML and Ms. Niveetha department of CSE as the Host. Sri Ravikrishna D Kallaje, Director VCET Governing Council and Dr. Mahanthesh R Choudhary Founder & Director MARC EDU-TECH Bengaluru, Karnataka were the Guests of the day. Dr. Jeevitha B.K, Branch Counsellor and Prof. Rajani Rai B, Faculty Advisor accompanied them. Ms. Chaithra B, department of CSE welcomed the Gathering.

Dr. Jeevitha B.K Briefly reported about the achievements and milestones of IEEE VCET Student Branch. Dr. Mahanthesh R Choudhary in his speech explained about various benefits of IEEE and asked the participants to encourage others to be the members of IEEE. Prof. Rajani Rai B read out the names of various prize winners of the competitions conducted on account of IEEE day. President of the function, Sri Ravikrishna D Kallaje encouraged us to be Entrepreneurs and utilise all the benefits of IEEE and declared that one active IEEE Student will awarded as best IEEE student member with cash prize. Mr. Sarosh Naik delivered the vote of thanks.

New Initiatives of the Branch

  1. Engaging the first year students by providing awareness about various platforms that improves their technical, aptitude skills in the allotted time table.
  2. Providing sessions by senior IEEE Student Members about the internship completed by them.
  3. Make smaller group of students, provide them smaller modules of projects, encourage them to code on their own, later it will have monitored by the Senior IEEE Members.
  • If this goes well, we shall request IEEE MSS to provide them with the certificates (Internship Certificates)
  • Our branch has over 325 members and we all gathered in groups for various events and celebrated with harmony. This is how our IEEE day celebrations lasted for one week as IEEE week celebrations i.e., 3rd October 2023 to 9th October 2023.