Report of Guest Lecture Organized on 15-11-2016 by Electronics and Communication Engineering Department
Department of Electronics and Communication Engineering of MRU organized a Guest Lecture on “Substation- Control, Protection and Automation” on 15th November 2016 from 1:00 PM to 2:30 PM in B Block Auditorium. The guest lecture gather eminent speakers: Ms. Nidhi Maniktala, Engineer at SNC Lavalin Engineering India Pvt. Ltd. The lecture was attended by 65 students and 8 Faculty members of Electronics and Communication Engineering Department.
The guest speaker was heartily welcomed by kamlesh, a student of Electronics and Communication Engineering Department. The guest speaker Ms. Nidhi Maniktala, having 7+ years of rich experience in Design- Control and Protection, Electrical BOP, R&D- Automation, Sourcing- Tendering Support and Vendor Management. During her 7+ years in Design Engineering, she gain comprehensive knowledge in design engineering, preparing design schematics for protection, modifying as well as upgrading existing designs. She worked on communication protocols – IEC 60870-5-101, IEC 60870-5- 104 and IEC 61850. She had prior experience in Design Engineering with Andritz Hydro Private Limited and in R&D and Sourcing (Tendering Support) with Schneider Electric Infrastructure Limited. The session was very interactive and students participated enthusiastically. In the beginning Ms. Nidhi gave the introduction on Substation , Generating Station and Substation Automation Systems. Later she explained electrical protection, different controllers employed in Automation Systems, devices. She explained typical SAS architecture, MiCOM C264/C264C, Datapoints, Types of Datapoints, OSI model, IEC 61850 )SI model and IED structure.
The vote of thanks was given by a student of ECE Deptt. and Ms. Sanjana Malhotre, HoD , ECE Department presented a small token of appreciation to our valuable guests.
As per the feedback received from the participants it was very good learning experience, the lecture helped them in their understanding the Substation- Control, Automation and Protection.
“Smart India Hackathon 2017” is a pan India 36 hour nonstop digital programming competition. The participating teams will simultaneously compete from across 33 locations in India to offer digital yet sustainable innovative solutions to solve real time challenges faced by the nation. It will harness the creativity of millions of bright young minds. The “Smart India Hackathon 2017” was inaugurated by Hon’ble Union Minister, HRD, Shri Prakash Javadekar by handing over a torch to technology students at the Teen Murti Bhavan, New Delhi. The National Launch of the world’s biggest Hackathon Iniative was presided over by a group of high profile dignitaries which included Prof. Anil D. Sahasrabudhe (Chairman-AICTE), Dr. Manpreet Singh Manna (Director- AICTE), R. Chandrasekhar (President-Nasscom), Vinay Sahasrabuddhe (Member-Rajya Sabha), Dr. Abhay Jere (Organising Secretory-Smart India Hackathon’17) .
All India Council for Technical Education (AICTE), University Grants Commission (UGC), i4c, MyGov, NASSCOM, Rambhau Mhalgi Prabodhiniand Persistent Systems have joined hands to organize this ambitious ‘Smart India Hackathon 2017’ under the aegis of Ministry of Human Resource Development. ‘Smart India Hackathon 2017’ will harness creativity & technical expertise of over 30 lakh students from technology institutes in remotest parts of India, to spark several institute-level hackathons countrywide and help build a funnel for ‘Startup India, Standup India’ campaign. This event begun with a brief introduction of the imitative “Hackathon” by, Prof. Anil D. Sahasrabuddhe followed by Dr. Abhay Jere, who gave a beautiful insight of the project and speak about how students can be a part of the same. All the other dignitaries were also invited to the dais to share their views on the subject of the day and on various government start-ups such as Smart India,Stand Up India, Skilled India and Make In India but the limelight of the session was the motivational speech by our respected HRD Minister- Shree Prakash Javadekar.
“There can’t be research in hierarchy. Only promotions happen in hierarchy,” Javaekar Sir said emphasising that freedom and inquisitiveness is needed for innovation.
Sir also said, “India’s technology talent has made its mark on the world map and has produced innovative solutions for solving complex problems. For the first time, we are now harnessing this amazing human resource potential at such a massive scale to add velocity to India’s development. Not only are we inviting India’s top IITs and NITs but also the technology institutes in the remotest parts of the country to participate in the Smart India Hackathon. I congratulate the 25 different ministries and government departments who have come together on this common platform and are actively supporting this initiative. Besides its potential to be the inflection point for impacting campaigns such as Digital India, Skill India, Make in India, Startup India and Standup India, the Smart India Hackathon can also set an example for the world on how youth power can help find digital solutions to legacy problems within a matter of hours!” He expressed confidence that students will certainly come out with solutions to the problem statements.
Ms. Monika Jangra, Ms. Sukhmeet Kaur, Mr. Anuj Kumar, Mr. Lokesh, Mr. Vijay Kumar gill attended the session along with students of B.tech ECE.