IEEE IAS DA-IICT Student Branch Chapter organized a t-shirt distribution and photography session on 30th March 2018 at 5 pm. The session served to be a great opportunity to connect and interact with other members of IEEE IAS in the University.
Along with the official IEEE IAS DA-IICT photographs, the members individually also took pictures with fellow members. IEEE IAS members came from varied fields. They were not only from B.Tech courses but also from M.Tech and PhD programmes. The members shared their membership stories, experiences being a member of IAS and opinions about the events that had taken place in the past course of time.
The session was followed by High Tea where various discussions took place. The members networked and discussed all the events that took place that semester and ideated events that could be done in future. The achievements of IEEE IAS DA-IICT Student Branch Chapter were appreciated, and all the members thanked for their support and participation. The session thus came to a successful end, with everyone's heads buzzing with ideas.
IEEE IAS DA-IICT Student Branch Chapter organized a technical hands-on session on Git and Github on 4th April, 2018 in CEP 110, DA-IICT. The speaker of the session was Mr. Khushil Mistry, a third year B.Tech student of DA-IICT. The session witnessed nearly 120 students who displayed great enthusiasm and keenness the whole time. Mr. Khushil Mistry began by giving an introduction to Git and explained its need in the world of collaborative development and research. He emphasized that nearly all multinational companies use this software for effective code development and maintenance. According to him, knowing Git is one of the most sought after industrial skills in the recent times. He introduced students to some of the very basic commands like creating a directory and adding files in it, making commits and listing out all the previous commits. He explained the commands used to save different versions of a file, to revert back to previous versions and to move to a specific version of a file. The students also learnt the code to find difference between versions and to merge various versions. This can be useful when two developers working on the same software want to merge their code into one file.
Throughout the session, IEEE IAS DA-IICT Student Branch Chapter executive committee constantly volunteered in helping the students with their doubts to make sure everyone was on the same page as the speaker. This ensured that the session ran smoothly. It was a proud moment for IEEE IAS DA-IICT Student Branch Chapter to see the students with contentful smiles at the end of the session.
IEEE IAS DA-IICT Student Branch Chapter runs a membership drive every year in DA-IICT but in 2018, the membership development activity turned out to be quite remarkable. With an aim to provide an interactive platform for students to develop professional and technical abilities, DA-IICT Student Branch Chapter encouraged students to get an IEEE IAS membership and offered a free IAS tshirt to all its members. By conducting multitudinal events in the college and actively involving the students in fun learning activities, IEEE did not fail to make its presence in the campus. This helped in getting more students develop interest for the membership.
IEEE IAS DA-IICT Student Branch Chapter organised an interpersonal skills development session in association with the members of Toastmasters International on 19th March, 2018 DA-IICT. The session was taken by the toastmasters Mr. K. P. Jani, Mr. Amit Gulati and Mr. Rhythm who made it valuable and fun learning for all the attendees. Mr. Jani explained to the students the need of communication, different means of communication and the importance of communicating correctly. He also shared a few techniques of ideating speeches. The toastmasters took to an interactive teaching method by giving each other table topics following which one of the toastmasters would give an impromptu speech on the same. They also asked the students to volunteer in which two of them tried their best at giving a speech on a random topic. Following the session, the students proceeded for the high tea with a smile of contentment after having spent the two hours productively.
The Speaker and Interactive Session with alumni organized by IEEE IAS DA-IICT Student Branch Chapter on 19th January, 2018 ran its course smoothly with a lot of interaction. The speakers were alumni of DA-IICT from various fields of industry and education. They shared their life experiences and let in the audience into their secrets to face the real world. The session started with Professor K S Dasgupta, the director of DA-IICT speaking a few words on the importance of maintaining connectivity and the establishment of the Alumni Association. After that, speakers including Mr. Abhishek Parikh , Mr. Yashwant Kesvani, Ms. Harshita Sahijwani, Ms. Barkha Bhojak, Mr. Mihir Joshi, Mr. Sahil Jain, Founder Chairperson of IEEE IAS Student Branch Chapter, DA-IICT, Ms. Megha Tak gave their encouraging speeches. The session was followed by high tea, where the students could interact with the speakers informally and solve even the smallest doubts. The session turned out to be very productive. The audience carried along with them some very useful advices and lessons at the end of the day.
IEEE-IAS Student Branch chapter DA-IICT conducted a two-hour workshop on ‘Innovative design using 3D printer’ on 9th and 10th September, 2017 in Conference room, CEP, DA-IICT. The session was held under the supervision of Dr. Anil K Roy and the speaker for the session was Mr. Abhishek Jani. The workshop was scheduled for one day but due to an overwhelming response from the DA-IICT student community, we made an arrangement of two slots. A dynamic crowd of 97 students registered for the Event. The students were explained about the methods and designing aspects of 3D Printing. Applications such as machine tool manufacturing, space technology, medical field, food technology and so on were explained. One of the enthusiast shared, “The workshop was worth attending as we got to learn about this flourishing technology. A fantastic experience indeed.” Overall, it was a fun-learning, interactive and experience gaining workshop.
IEEE-IAS SB chapter DAIICT conducted a two-day workshop on communication skills development on 10th April and 11th April,2017 in conference room, CEP. Dr.Mitul Trivedi, president of The Global Association of English Studies and a freelance IELTS examiner was the honourable speaker for both the days. The workshop was a perfect solution for those who could never break the ice in public, those who acted unusually as a result of stage fright, those who had widespread knowledge but lacked the skills to express it and those who wished to face the interviews boldly. Due to overwhelming response, workshop was conducted for 2 days, covered in four sessions, each for a duration of 90 minutes.
A technical event, Tic-Tech-Toe (Hackathon) was conducted by IEEE IAS SB DA-IICT in the month of October. It was a 36 hour coding event where the registered group of participants had to present a solution to the problem statement given by different companies. The theme for this Hackathon was ‘Smart Cities’. Different groups presented the solution in varied manner, some by preparing websites, some through apps or some through hardware projects. It was amazing to see people and their dedication towards making their city a smarter place to live. At the end of 36 hours, awards were given to different groups in various categories. It was a very successful event and the participants bagged a lot of memories with them!
Python workshop organised by IEEE IAS SBC DA-IICT was a 2 day event attended by 226 participants from various colleges like Nirma, LDRP, LD, GEC-Gandhinagar, Indus etc. Speakers for both the days were Mr. Smit Thakkar and Mr. Jaysinh Shukla. Constantly assisted by volunteers, first day of learning was fun-filled yet weary where students installed the necessary libraries and softwares and learnt the basics thoroughly.The topics of learning advanced on the second day.The teaching session was followed by felicitation of Speakers, a memorable group photograph and a pizza treat for hungry participants. The two-day workshop ended successfully with an unexpected number of enthusiastic participants who stepped out satisfactorily.
IAS IEEE Student Branch of DA-IICT had organized a visit to Punsari village, located 75 km from DA-IICT, awarded 'Best village of Gujarat' and 'Best village of India' in 2010 and 2014 respectively is one such place. 40 students from all four years altogether visited the village. An interactive session with the Sarpanch was held where he gave a speech which was followed by questions from students and a documentary of the success of village. Students visited village’s own RO system plant. This town arranges awareness camps and sessions for the people so as to equip them with the new technologies and facilities they are provided with and how they are meant for the betterment of the people. The village isn't inspired from any other village or city, but had its own road-map of development. Also the village has constantly opposed establishing any industry or project that takes away the essence of a village, making people understand the difference between a smart city and a smart village. Students had a fantastic trip and came back with light memories and an introspection that was long-lasting.
IEEE IAS SB chapter DA-IICT organized a talk on ‘Where Engineering leads?’on 1st April 2016 at 5 pm in conference room, CEP. Mr.Hakimuddin Ali - Managing Director and BU Head - India, South Africa and Middle East, Caldreys Refractories Ltd. was the speaker for the evening.He was accompanied by Prof.Dr. Anil Roy and Mr. Gaurang Shah who supported IAS in organising the talk. The speaker emphasized on three major points - the need of quality experience to tackle the real world problems, having ‘EQ higher than average IQ’ and the third being ‘Invest in yourself’. The session ended with a few questions by our future engineers which he answered tactfully with his experience and knowledge. In this world where we hear ‘No’ and ‘Don’t Do’, he advised us to come out of it and do what you decide to, not listening to the negative storytellers.