IETE-SF’s “DJ Strike” is a mentor-ship program under which teams comprising of seconds year and third year students are given an opportunity to create industrial level projects under the guidance of BE mentors as well as a faculty mentor. The program was inaugurated on 22nd August, 2017 in presence of our principal, Dr. Hari Vasudevan, the head of department of EXTC, Dr. A.A. Deshmukh, all the faculty members and over 200 participants from different departments.
The inauguration ceremony was held in the seminar hall. It began with IETE’s chairperson Heetika Gada aaddressing the audience and welcoming them to the official inauguration of Strike. This was followed by a short speech by our HoD, where he spoke about the vision behind Strike.
“Our aim is to provide a platform for second year students especially, where they can be groomed under the tutelage of their seniors and professors. Strike will enhance a student’s knowledge, increase interaction between the students of second, third and fourth year and also, a project throughout the year will provide a better learning experience.”, said Dr. Deshmukh.
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Strike 2017-18 was discussed in detail with all the participants and the faculty. Throughout the year, projects will be evaluated frequently by the HoD and a team of evaluators, according to a fixed timeline. They will be given pointers based on criterias such as efficiency of design, feasibility, punctuality in submitting designs and graph of progress. At the end of the term, the three best teams will be awarded with a certificate of merit along with an opportunity to present their project in ‘DJ Spark’, a state level technical event hosted by IETE every year. Also, the project might get published in ‘Techno focus’, the official newsletter of Spark. All participants will receive a participation certificate.
The principal of DJSCE, Dr. Hari Vasudevan shared his views about this initiative:”Strike is a very interesting and encouraging concept for collaborative learning between students of different departments and different years.” He went on to talk about the importance of collaborative practical, learning and the benefits of positive interaction between students of different years. “It not only provides an excellent opportunity to expand your capabilities but is also an excellent way of internalizing the practicality of the subject. It will also help you in building team spirit, management skills, analytical skills, troubleshooting and your behavioral pattern in general.”
He had words of praise for this initiative, affirming that it is the first collaborative event at this scale which will serve as an example for other events in future.
The inauguration event ended with an announcement about ‘IETE Fortnight’, which will be held from 17th of September to the 2nd of October, briefing participants about workshops on MATLAB, Ethical Hacking, Arduino, PCB Designing and many other workshops and seminars including guidance to write a Technical Paper exclusively for the DJ Strike participants. This learning initiative shall surely benefit the students and help them get better at implementing their projects.