Thursday, June 4, 2020

AVCE Webinar - Opportunities and Challenges on Hydrogen energy and Fuel cell technologies

Annai Vailankanni college of engineering hosted the national online webinar program on the 26th May 2020. Dr. Sterlin Leo Hudson, Director Research, AVCE chaired the session and shared his expertise in the webinar program.

Dr. Sterlin holds a post doctorate from NIST, Washington DC, USA and a Ph.d from Banaras University. His specialisation is in the field of Hydrogen Storage & Materials for sustainable technologies. He is a recipient of Fullbright scholarship and has been part of funded research project s at India and USA.

In this webinar, Dr. Sterlin outlines the current energy needs at a global perspective along with future trends and the energy sources utilised to meet the demand. Hydrogen as a energy source is explored in detail and various aspects of production, storage, emission and safety issues of Hydrogen is comprehensively explained. The utilisation of Hydrogen as a source to power automobiles is explored in detail with respect to mobility, safety and cost aspects. The seminar ends with overall summary of the topic and potential future applications. About 700 academicians across India and abroad participated in the Webinar.

Sunday, August 11, 2019

PCB workshop at AVCE

A three days workshop on Printed Circuit Board (PCB) Design was organized by Department of Electronics and Communication Engineering jointly with IEEE student branch of AVCE from 18th July 2019 to 20th July 2019. Fourty Seven students from ECE department got benefitted out of this workshop. The workshop enabled the participants to learn PCB designing basics using Eagle software. Resource persons from Sparrows Innovation, a company registered under MSME, Tirunelveli, guided the students throughout the workshop. 

On first day the attendees were introduced to PCB boards, PCB design tools and the manufacturing process. They also learned about part design in Eagle software. Symbols, components and footprints were taught to the participants. On the second day schematic design was taught. The participants practiced schematic design using default library in the Eagle software and later learned to design using custom defined library. They also practiced single layer throughhole and double layer through hole methods of designing PCBs. SMD design and gerber file generation were also taught in the workshop. 

On third day the students were given assignments and the participants came up with their

own designs for the proposed problems. The assignments were verified by the resource persons. The participants who completed the workshop successfully were awarded certificates. 

Sunday, May 12, 2019

Annai Vailankanni College Of Engineering bags the Anna University Patent Award

Anna University honors few colleges in Tamil Nadu for their contribution to the society and technology through patented projects. AVCE is proud to say that it is one among the top three engineering colleges in the southern region in terms of patent rights. Honoring this achievement, Centre for Intellectual Property Rights, Anna University awarded the Intellectual Property award-2019 on technology day to AVCE. The award was received by Mr. Gaswin Kastro, Professor of AVCE, and Dr. D. Peter Jesudhas, Chairman of AVCE from A. Sivathanu Pillai, Founder-CEO and Managing Director of BrahMos Aerospace Pvt. Ltd, in the presence of Prof. M.K. Surappa, Vice-Chancellor of Anna University.

The first patent right was for the Solar Tricycle for fish vending women. This project was the fruit of joint collaboration of AVCE and IEEE California, USA. This socio-economic project involves designing and developing a solar tricycle which can be operated by fish vending women themselves, thereby helping in the transportation of their commodities at less cost. The second patent right was for coir pith drying machine, which was funded by an industry as part of industry-institute collaboration.

AVCE is a growing institution in terms of technology oriented development carrying out various socially relevant projects. AVCE fervently hopes that with the right blend of creativity and technology, engineering can be used to serve the common man at affordable cost.

Wednesday, February 6, 2019

MOU signed between AVCE and Precision Equipment chennai

The Memorandum of Understanding was signed between Precision group of companies and Annai Vailankanni College of Engineering (AVCE) on 28th January 2019. Precision Equipments, which is headquartered in Chennai was established in 1981 and they specialise in manufacturing Process equipment and automobile components especially for the US market. Some of their major clients include KONE, ABB, Ashok Leyland etc. They have recently achieved the unique milestone of manufacturing/exporting 400 tons Shell Tube Exchanger for North America Petro-Chemical complex.

Mr. K. Balasubramanian, Chairman of Precision group of companies, participated in the program and provided a good exposure about the current employment opportunities along with the state of the art techniques followed in equipment design and development at the international level. He also recognised the contributions of the AVCE students who completed their internship at precision equipment.

The function was attended by Dr. D. Peter Jesudhas, Chairman AVCE, Dr. Chellakumar Rose, Correspondent. Mr. T. Valan Arasu, Principal, Mr. J Prabhu, Head of Department, Mechanical Engineering, Placement Officer Mrs. Shobana M. Kumar along with the other professors and students. This agreement has been established on behalf of the college administration to enable students studying at Annai Vailankanni college of engineering to enrich their knowledge in equipment design and development by associating with Precision Equipment.

Tuesday, January 22, 2019

AVCE student racing team "Luminary" won the first prize for the Best cost & Business Plan at Kings Karting Championship

The racing team of AVCE "Team Luminary" have successfully built a kart racing car and have participated in the National level Kings Karting championship held at the Madras Race Track, Irungattukottai, Chennai. Among the 23 final participants, our team have been successful in winning the first prize in the Best cost and Business Plan category.

We at AVCE, give importance to enhance the engineering skill-sets of the students apart from their regular engineering curriculum and encourage them in their co-curricular projects and activities. This year our students applied for the National Level Kings Karting championship held at the Madras Race track, Chennai. 

Our students built their own racing car from scratch based on the competition specifications and the racing car they built has been selected to participate in the Karting championship. The competition was held on the 9th of January, 2019 at the Madras Race track, Chennai. Our students successfully passed the various tests of the event namely : Technical inspection, Acceleration test, Brake test, skid pad test, auto cross test, rain test and Endurance test. 

We went on to win the 5th prize in the Endurance category and the first prize in the Best cost and business plan category. The captain of our team Mr. Abilash received the cash prize and shield from the chief guest Mirchi Shiva. 

A grand welcome was given to the racing team members. The chairman of the college Dr. D. Peter Jesudhas handed out a cash prize of 50,000 rupees congratulating the students and faculty. The TV channel coverage has been included below:

Sunday, November 11, 2018

IEEE Seminar on Applications of Magnetic Design

Avce Student Branch of IEEE in collaboration with IEEE ADSF SIGHT organized a one day seminar on “Applications of Magnetic Design” on 3-10-2018. Dr.Daniel Lottis, Principal Engineer, Western Digital, California and Chairman, IEEE SIGHT was the resource person for the seminar. 

Nearly fifty students and faculty from department of ECE participated in the seminar. The seminar enabled the attendees to understand the importance of magnetic design. It also made them know modern magnetic materials and to learn different techniques currently employed in the industry for magnetic design. 

Friday, October 5, 2018

Women empowerment programme held at AVCE

The Women Empowerment Cell of Annai Vailankanni College of Engineering conducted a guidance programme - “Women – On her way” for all the girl students of the college. The gathering was welcomed by Mrs. Shobhana M Kumar, HOD/S & H. The Principal stressed the importance of such programmes for women and honoured the chief guest Dr. Adalin George, Ph.D., Rtd. Associate Professor of English, Women's Christian College, Nagercoil, Accredited Counsellor, Certified from University of Louisville, Kentucky, USA. 

The chief guest spoke of identifying the beauty and uniquesness of each and every individual women. She also guided the students to overcome various inhibitions, become more confident and courageous and be more focused. The Women Empowerment Cell Coordinator Ms. V. Vidhya proposed the vote of thanks.