DJ STRIKE is an initiative of Electronics and Telecommunication Engineering Department organized by students committee of IETE-SF. It is a collaborative learning where students from various departments are working together, sharing their knowledge to develop an application based prototype. DJ strike starts with floating projects in various domains followed by forming the groups of SE and TE students mentored by a BE student and guided by a faculty member.

Each group gives three project topic preferences, exploring topics across a range of subject boundaries which motivates students to pursue further knowledge in different subject areas. One topic is allotted after discussion with faculty coordinators. After finalizing the topic, each group goes through three stages of review process at regular intervals displaying their progress. Each group is evaluated based on various points by faculty coordinators. Each review consists of 50 marks. This review is carried out over a span of four months. The structure of the reviews and guidance given by reviewers helps in the timely submission and systematic approach to complete the project in all aspects. The first review primarily focuses on the the ability of the student to apply basic knowledge, to analyse the problem and propose a model tool to execute project. The second review takes place a month later where each group is required to complete about half of the project and write the technical paper based on the work done. Students are guided on how to write a technical paper and a video is also been shared for the same purpose. In the third review, each group is required to demonstrate full prototype and submit entire project along with technical paper. Each technical paper undergoes plagiarism check by Turnitin software and based on the report, the paper with minimum plagiarism is accepted for the publication.

After the final review, top 5 groups are promoted to DJ Spark which is a state level competition and their technical papers are published in DJ spark magazine carrying ISBN number. Rest of the projects are presented during DJ strike competition and their technical papers are published in DJ strike magazine with ISBN number. DJ strike is a yearlong academic activity where students share and apply their knowledge of Engineering fundamentals and Engineering specialization in order to solve a specific problem. Each student learns how to function effectively as a team member as well as a team leader. This project based learning holds great weightage in any resume and can help boost career of the student. It reflects of their practical knowledge and enhance the prospect of the student either to get a job or admission for higher studies. It allows more in depth exploration of topics, issues and problems within and across subject areas and discipline. It helps students to nurture themselves as an engineer, giving them chance of finding the solution to a similar problem that they might carry out in their future profession. The projects made a great impact in the form of Industrial as well as from Social perspective.


Date of the event: 28th, 29th and 30th August, 2019

Participants: More than 300 students

Objectives of the activity:

  • To fulfil the agenda of DJ Strike 2019 – Project to Product

  • To bridge the gap between knowledge and application.

  • To explore and integrate various concepts into one project.


DJ Strike, a project-based competition organised by IETE-SF was initiated by the Head of Department of EXTC for the academic year 2019-20 with the motto: ‘Project to Product’. The main objective of DJ Strike is to provide an opportunity to the students to develop and apply technical skills. Thus, this is a great medium to encourage students to create projects worthy of being final products.

Participants were initially asked to form groups of 5-6 students from Second Year and Third Year. A BE Mentor was assigned to each group along with a Faculty Guide. Team members then discussed their areas of interest and shortlisted a topic to work on. After consultation with teachers specialising in the chosen fields and alumni who worked on similar topics in the prior years, the groups could proceed towards drafting a design report.

The first review of DJ Strike was conducted over the course of three days – 28th, 29th and 30th August, 2019. Each team was given a particular time slot wherein they could come and present their a design report of their projects to the panel of reviewers. The documentation included an abstract and block diagram about their respective topics. Students were required to explain the methodology and plan of action which they would use to execute the chosen project. Along with this, they had to prepare a budget of their project and give the reviewers a rough estimate of the cost of the project. Each team also had to explain the motive behind choosing their respective topic and state its relevance in today’s age. A sample document had been provided to all teams for them to use it as reference.

The board of reviewers included the HOD of EXTC Dr. Amit A Deshmukh, faculty members Prof. Anuja Odhekar, Prof. Ameya Kadam, Prof. SB Deshmukh, Prof. Poonam Kadam, Prof. Rahul Taware, Dr. Sunil Karamchandani, along with Strike Coordinators Prof. Yukti Bandi and Prof. V. Venkatramanan. The reviewers judged the teams on the above parameters as well as cross questioned the students on the same. Throughout the review, a lot of emphasis was given on developing application-based skills. The concepts of students were also put to a test.

After presenting their topics, the faculty members gave them valuable suggestions to help them improve their projects. They also corrected any error in the methodology that would create a hindrance while implementing the project. The score given to each team by the reviewer was recorded to be added to the final score of the project.


  • The students learnt how to implement concepts while working on projects.

  • The students developed a systematic approach towards their respective topic.

  • The students indulged in a lot of research in order to develop their project.

Photograph of the event:

Dr. Amit A. Deshmukh reviewing a team for DJ Strike