2020 IEEE Regional Exemplary Student Branch
Prepared by: Dolly Mary A, Counsellor for IEEE RIT Student Branch
One of the most vibrant and largest Student Branches in the Kerala Section, IEEE Rajiv Gandhi Institute of Technology (RIT) Student Branch has made a mark for itself over the years. From being a part of various inter-SB IEEE programs to hosting our own events, the SB has come a long way. In 2013, IEEE RIT SB was adjudged as the Best Student Branch. It is one of the oldest and most active Student Branches in the Kerala Section, consisting of five student chapters—IAS, PES, Computer Society, RAS, and recently formed SPS, and an affinity group—WIE. IEEE RIT SB has always believed in providing its student members with opportunities to develop and showcase their skills and research on higher platforms. The enthusiasm with which its members participate in various programs is awe-inspiring. This SB is sure to scale great heights in the years to come. With the help of its benevolent student chapters, IEEE RIT SB has made milestones by conducting virtual panel discussions which housed experts from various continents, and national events like AKIASSC ’22, REX 2.0, Urga 21, etc.
The SB’s STeM (Sanitisation-Temperature-Mask Detection System) has been one of the major achievements this year. It is a project approved under the IEEE Humanitarian Activity Community/SIGHT Projects 2021. STeM enables a system to automatically verify that everyone is wearing a mask properly. It also records their temperature and checks for any inconsistencies while ensuring that they are sanitized. The project was brought to successful completion through the joint efforts of IEEE RIT Student Branch, IEEE RIT PES, RAS, IAS, WIE, CS Student Chapters, and the NSS RIT unit. It was implemented at RIT Kottayam, P.H.C. Pampady, Pampady Grama Panchayat and Govt. Higher Secondary School, Pampady. The project was implemented in seven phases, spread over 17 weeks, starting in August 2021.
Another remarkable event by IEEE RIT SB was the All Kerala Industry Applications Society Student Conclave 2022 (AKIASSC’22). IEEE IA/IE/PELS Joint Chapter Kerala and IEEE RIT SB jointly organized the AKIASSC’22 from 6th to 8th May 2022 at the Rajiv Gandhi Institute of Technology, Kottayam. With the goal of overall development of IEEE RIT SB Student Members, IEEE RIT IAS Student Chapter launched Urja’21 on 31st July 2022 at 05.00 PM virtually. The prime importance of the event was that it aimed to impart energy awareness among budding engineers, with the theme for the year being “Renewable Energy and Sustainability”.
The IEEE RIT Robotics and Automation Society Student Chapter, in association with IEEE RAS Kerala Section, conducted REX 2.0—the second edition of the month-long hybrid robotics specialization program to help students pursue their passion in the field of robotics and automation. The 3-day workshop conducted offline provided the participants who were from different parts of the state, with a transition from being a beginner to an advanced level in the field of computer vision and programming for robotics.
IEEE RIT SB has bagged several awards and accolades. Some of the recent achievements include: