Technical Revamping Initiative Aspired Concourse (TRIAC), the technical event organized by IEEE PES, IEEE IA/IE/PELS Jt. and IEEE ComSoc Kerala Chapters along with IEEE FISAT SB was conducted on the 26th and 27th of October 2019 at Federal Institute of Science And Technology, Angamaly with a total participation count of more than 200 delegates from across the various engineering colleges of IEEE Kerala Section. The event successfully launched a pattern of a one- day workshop covering the basics followed by a hackathon to assess the learning process of the past day.


The event was blessed with the presence of Dr.Usha Titus IAS, Principal Secretary, Higher Education Department as our Chief Guest. The workshops held were “Vitantu Sanchara” – Wireless communication, “Saurorja” – Solar, “Prathijwal” – Illumination and “Yanthra”- Robotics. The resource persons who handled the workshops and hackathons , Dr Gandhiraj and Mr Shankar Jayaraj (Vitantu Sanchara), Mr Abhinav Rajeev and Ms Athira M (Saurorja), Mr Hari Prasad and Mr Akshay Krishnan (Prathijwal), Er. Anish Mohan and Ms Sajna Mohammed (Yanthra).


 Apart from the workshops, the first day evening session of the event witnessed a panel discussion by IEEE Young Professionals. The panel included Er. Akash P Nambiar (YP and Advisory Committee Member, IEEE FISAT SB), Er.Anandhu S Kumar (Student Activity Coordinator,IEEE PES Kerala Capter ,SB Chapter Coordinator,IEEE IA/IE/PELS Jt.Chapter Kerala), Er. Anish Mohan (IEEE PES YP Coordinator), Er.Shyam Pradeep (IEEE PES YP). A managerial session was handled by Akash P Nambiar,YP. 


            The inaugural ceremony of the event began at 10 am on 26th October 2019 with the IEEE Code Of Ethics followed by prayer to invoke blessing of the almighty. Dr. Usha Titus IAS, the Guest of honour officially inaugurated the event by lighting the lamp and addressed the gathering with an informative speech on the current scenario of job market and the government strategies for improving employability of the youth. Dr George Issac (Principal, FISAT) delivered the welcome speech. The presidential address was delivered by Dr Paul Mundadan (Chairman, FISAT). The ceremony was felicitated by Dr. Bobby Philip (Secretary, IEEE PES Kerala Chapter). The ceremony was also blessed with the presence of dignitaries such as Dr C Sheela (Vice Principal, FISAT), Er. Anandhu S Kumar (Student Activity Coordinator, IEEE PES Kerala Chapter ,SB Chapter Coordinator, IEEE IA/IE/PELS Jt.Chapter, Kerala), Mr Nebic Johnson (Student Representative, IA/IE/PELS Jt. Chapter Kerala). The vote of thanks was delivered by Ms  Abhirami K S (Chairperson IEEE FISAT SB). The ceremony wrapped around 11 am with the National Anthem.

YANTHRA – Workshop and Hackathon


Yanthra workshop and hackathon was conducted as part of TRIAC handled by Er. Anish Mohan and Ms.Sajna Mohammed. The workshop covered portions of basic robotics using Arduino. The session included familiarization of components, assembling of parts and programming. About 51 participants attended the workshop.


 Day 1: The workshop session began at 9 am and the first segment was a brief introduction to robotics and basic components. Arduino was the main discussion point. Functions, parts, circuits and programming using Arduino were also discussed. The second and the third segment had discussions on circuits and functions using these components and the final segment was the combination, logic circuits and its functions.


 Day 2: The hackathon, which began at 9 am, was the most interesting part for all delegates. They used their ideas, skills and knowledge from the session with the help of the instructor and created their own robots. Overall the workshop was useful and enjoyable for all delegates.

SAURORJA – Workshop and Hackathon

           The workshop SAURORJA base on solar panel system was run by Mr.Abhinav Rajeev and Ms.Athira M from NSS College, Palakkad. The Workshop was conducted at the Electrical Lab. 50 delegates attended this workshop.


DAY 1: The workshop was started at 9 am with some introduction on basic electrical appliances such as wire, batteries, controllers, etc.  And the delegates were able to understand and elaborate their ideas. Later on they were introduced to the basic components required to set up a solar panel, its working, the various criteria for selecting these components, its market price and so on. It gave out a clear cut idea about how to design a Solar Photovoltaic System based on the consumer requirements. The lecture was supported with attractive presentations. The mentors introduced how to use all these components in a solar panel. Delegates were able to do some experiments on solar panel. The first day workshop session ended up with an experiment to check the efficiency of a solar panel under shady conditions. The workshop was pretty interactive session and the mentors were very free to clear the doubts during the workshop.

DAY 2:  The workshop session started at 9 am.  The session started up with new topic – PVsyst V6.84 (software). The venue of the session was at CCF Lab. There was a hackathon based on the workshop conducted on day 1. The delegates were able to apply what they have learned and all was well and good. Overall the workshop was understanding and applicable in practical life and enjoyable for all delegates.

PRATHIJWAL -Workshop and Hackathon

PRATHIJWAL, a workshop based on Illumination technology was handled by Mr Hari Prasad and Mr Akshay Krishnan, students from College of Engineering, Karunagappally. The venue for the workshop was the Central Computing Facility Lab, FISAT. A total of 75 delegates attended the workshop.


Day 1: The workshop started at 9am with the introduction to properties of light. The workshop syllabus included primary properties of light like intensity, wavelength, frequency, polarization, unit of luminescence (lux), its values for different applications, calculation of lux value and a few more related topics. The delegates were trained to use “DIALux” a software which is the one of the world’s leading softwares for planning, calculation and visualization of indoor and outdoor lighting.


Day 2: The hackathon session started at 8:45am and extended to 4 pm in the evening. The delegates were able to calculate the lux value of a reading room using the DIALux software. Both the workshop and hackathon were very informative.

VITANTU SANJARA- Workshop and Hackathon

A two day workshop-cum-hackathon on Software Defined Radio (SDR) for Academics and Research organized as a part of Technical Revamping Initiative Aspired Concourse-TRIAC at Federal Institute of Science & Technology on 26th & 27th October 2019.

The session was handled by Dr Gandhiraj R, Professor, Amrita College of Engineering, Coimbatore and Mr Shankar Jayaraj, Secretary, IEEE ComSoc Kerala Chapter. 26 students from various colleges across the state participated for the workshop

Day 1: The workshop started with the introductory session on Fourier transfer, time domain and frequency domain by Dr Gandhiraj R. This was followed by the familiarization of GNU radio software. How to form a signal wave form was identified. The later part of session involved the instruction of how to filter a signal & catch different audio frequencies. The session concluded by discussing how to filter a given input audio signal.


Day 2: The second day consisted of a session on Software Defined Radio, Satellite Tracking and Amateur Radio Communication by Mr Shankar Jayaraj. The hackathon began at 10 am, aim which was to test the workshop knowledge gained by the delegates. The task given to them was to take a song of their choice & separate the audio file & karaoke.    

A project Expo was arranged by IEEE ComSoc Kerala Chapter to exhibit the works of students from College of Engineering Karunagappally, College of Engineering Chengannur, Rajiv Gandhi Institute of Technology, Kottayam and Jawaharlal Nehru College of Engineering Palakkad.


The event concluded with a feedback and review session on the second day evening where in a lot of positive responses and appreciations were received from the delegates towards the organizing team of the event. The volunteers’ works were immensely appreciated and the delegates were fully satisfied from what the TRIAC Team delivered. They were able to learn and showcase their technical skills and the event ended up with flying colours