NATIONAL LEVEL ISA -STUDENT’S MEET'14
-Setting the standards for automation
A National level ISA- Students Meet’14 was organized by the department of Instrumentation and Control Engineering, SRM University, on 19th and 20th February 2014. ISA stands for International Society of Automation which encourages its office bearers to conduct Student’s meet every year and this time it was coordinated by the faculty & students of ICE department. The Chief guest on the inaugural day was Mr.Claudios Fernando, Director, Woory Automotives India Private Limited and the guest speaker was Mr.Dominic Savio, General Manager (THS India), Valeo India Private Limited.
The Chief guest presented his ideas on engineering studies, its needs, limitations and the advantages. He focused upon the requirements of a student for a successful career i.e. the industrial requirements from students. According to the speaker, an engineer should have the willingness to get his ‘hands dirty’, should be hardworking, proactive and should have the attitude to grab all opportunities.
The Chief guest and guest speakers were felicitated by Dr.Ranganath Muthu, President ISA South India Section who highlighted about the history of ISA and the purpose of the International Society of Automation. The inaugural ended with the release of proceedings - CD by the Chief guest. The inaugural function was followed by two tech talks by Mr.Dominic Savio and Mr.Visveswaran of National Instruments. The former enlightened upon the Automotive Market, its growth rate, manufacturers and the current technologies followed by the latter who enumerated the new NI products available for students.
The youngest CEO’s in India, Mr. Sanjay Kumaran and Mr. Shravan Kumaran inspired the gathering in their unique way. The two brothers run a company called ‘‘Go Dimensions” They believe in three key words- “Entrepreneurship, Innovation and Dreams”. For an application to be accepted, it should have a brilliant design. The two young CEO’s got most of their applications approved within 1 week and all the applications had a rating of above 4.5/5.
The applications developed by them are- Catch me cop, Alphabets board, Player planet, Color palette, Emergency booth, Super hero EI5, Car racing HD.The process of developed as mentioned by the speaker were- requirements of the people must be satisfied, present trend must be taken into account, the design should be brilliant, the coding should be bug free, the application will be tested, then the application will be deployed.The key points to entrepreneurship in brief are having a strong idea, a stronger you, a good business plan, and a source for funding.They concluded their speech by saying- “Genius is 1% inspiration and 99% perspiration”.
The ISA meet concluded with the valedictory function for which the Chief Guest was Mr. Jayaprakash Natarajan, Secretary, ISA South India Section and the guest speaker Mr.Vishnu Vardhan, M.D of Trend Automation Pvt Ltd. They explained about all the major components used in the in the industries and the career opportunities for IC engineers. The chief guest distributed the certificates and prizes to award winners of the different events.
As a part of the student’s meet, there were 5 interesting events, held in different venues of techpark and mini halls includes Circuit Debuggers, Conquest, Paper Presentation, Control LABVIEW, Electro Warriors and Robot Display. Students participated from various colleges in huge numbers. Price money were given to those students who were the first, first runners up and second runners up in the paper presentation event.