Introduction
The Institution of Electronics and Telecommunication Engineers (IETE) founded in 1953 is one of the leading Professional Society in India. With the great vision of founder and subsequent forefathers and stalwarts who were leading light of the Institution IETE, have been devoting and contributing for the advancement of Science and Technology in the fields of Electronics, Communication Engineering, Computer Science, Information Technology and other related subjects.

IETE student forum was formed in the year 2011 at VIVA Institute of Technology. The Chairman of IETE, Dr. J.W. Bakwal, motivated the members by an excellent speech and then gladly inaugurated the IETE Community. Mr.Arun Kumar, the Principal of the college who also took this opportunity to thank IETE to open a branch in V.I.T. which was followed by a speech Mr. Shashank Patil the Trustee of V.I.T. then spoke about the importance of IETE and practical learning. Shri Parag Walinjkar, Hony. Treasurer focused the objectives of IETE and benefits of IETE students Forum and advised the students to utilize the resources, labs & library facilities at IETE local centre.

Objectives of ISF :

  1. Improving standard of Engineering Education
  2. Counseling the students in the emerging new opportunities
  3. Encouraging and motivating the outside Class room studies /Work shops/projects/Seminars
  4. Increasing the student base and Corporate membership of IETE

Activities :

  1. To plan, organize Technical Programs, Special Lectures, Workshops, Seminars Symposia, exhibitions for the benefit of students.
  2. To provide common platform for students to exchange of ideas in technical topics of interest, e.g., curriculum, employment, higher educational opportunities, emerging trends, etc.
  3. To facilitate technical visits, project works, employment, contact with industries and academic institutions.
  4. Encourage team spirit and self-reliance among student members.
  5. ISFs should be a catalyst for the overall growth in technical and professional skills in young students.

Management of ISF :

ISFs will be under the supervision of a Managing Committee monitored by the Local IETE Centre. Request for registration of ISF should be through the IETE Centre. There will be Six student members In the Managing Committee out of which there will be a Chairman & a Hony. Secretary. A faculty member of the College/Polytechnic and one nominated EC member of the Centre will be permanent invitees of the committee. The management committee shall meet as often as possible in sustaining and coordinating the activities of ISF.

 The Events conducted under IETE in 2016-17

Two Day Workshop on “INTERNET OF THINGS (IoT)”

Electronics & Telecommunication Engineering Department of VIVA Institute of Technology organized a two day workshop on “INTERNET OF THINGS (IoT)” under the banner of IETE on 9th & 10th August, 2016. The workshop was based basically on Home Automation concept and interfacing of component over a internet which was conducted by Mr. Ajit Yadav as the speaker and a team of volunteers who guided the participants.

The topics that were covered are as follows:-

Explanation on what is Internet of things?, Importance of Internet of things, Basic programming related to Internet of Things concept, Brief description of future scope of IOT, Introduction and program based on Wifi Module, Interfacing of physical components such as Sensors , Led’s , Motors etc over internet, Home Automation programming.

Seminar on CELL PHONE TOWER RADIATION

Electronics & Telecommunication Engineering department of VIVA Institute of Technology organized a one day seminar on “CELL PHONE TOWER RADIATION” under the banner of IETE on 2nd August, 2016 by Mr. Saagar Kumar, CEO of NESA Radiation solution Pvt Ltd.

Mr. Saagar Kumar introduced himself and his team to the students and enlightened them about Cell phone Tower Radiation and presented power point presentation to help students visualize the same.

The topics that were covered are as follows:

  • Explanation on What are  the Radiations caused due to Cell phone Towers
  • How to calculate SAR value of cell phones
  • Radiation Spectrum and range
  • Application in daily Life
  • Hazards caused due to these radiations

 The Events conducted under IETE in 2015-16

Hardware and Networking Workshop

Electronics & Telecommunication Engineering Department of VIVA Institute of Technology organized a two day workshop on “HARDWARE AND NETWORKING COURSE” under the banner of IETE on 9th & 10th September, 2015.
The workshop was based basically on networking course which was conducted by Clarus Wave Academy with Kevin periera and Gautam chaudhari as the speakers and a team of volunteers who guided the participants.

The topics that were covered are as follows:-

 Explanation on types of network, OSI model, Layers in OSI model.
 Subnet Masking.
 Cisco IOS modes.
 Brief description of static and dynamic routing.
 IP routing & Default gateway concepts:
1).IP routing is a process of sending packets from host on one network to host on another
2) Default gateway is a router that host use to communicate with other host on remote networks.
 Static and Dynamic routes:
 Switching concept.
 VLAN:
1) VLAN are logical grouping of devices in the same broadcast domain.
 Access and Trunk Ports concept:
1) Each port on a switch can be configured as either an access port or trunk port.
The PPTs and the codes that were discussed and explained by the Clarus Wave Academy Team via the projector were made accessible to the participants via their own laptops during the course of the workshop for better understanding of the topics discussed.
The workshop organized by Electronics and Telecommunication Department under IETE was worth fruitful for all the Students of VIVA Institute of Technology.

 The Events conducted under IETE in 2014-15

Workshop on SixthSense Botz

Electronics & Telecommunication Engineering Department of VIVA Institute of Technology organized a two day workshop on “SIXTH SENSE” under the banner of IETE on 05th & 06th September, 2014.
India’s first “SixthSense Botz” vision robotics workshop designed by team ARK. In this workshop, we have tried to interface digital world with physical world. We as an organization feel the importance of the real world. We all sit in front of computer entire day for our daily activity and one hand is busy clicking the things on the computer, then we felt to design something that can interface the real human with the computer. We humans can see the things around us, differentiate between colors then why can’t machine? And that thought leads us to design “sixthsenseBotz”
All these days the participants would have used traditional sensors like IR, ultrasonic, LDR sensors etc. which were used for sensing an obstacle or light, but these sensors where never able tell the robot the color of the light or the type of obstacle present in front of the robot. In this two day workshop, using a camera, the robot will be able to tell what the robot is sensing.
For processing of the images, we use a tool called as MATLAB, which is widely used in industries.

 The Events conducted under IETE in 2013-14

Workshop on Robotics and Automation

Electronics & Telecommunication Engineering Department of VIVA Institute of Technology organized a two day workshop on “Robotics and Automation” under the banner of IETE on 06th & 07th September, 2013.
The workshop was based on DTMF module controlled wireless robot using GSM Technology which was conducted by SRA-VJTI team with Rakesh Chiluka and Nachiket Kulkarni as the speakers and a team of volunteers who guided the participants.
The topics that were covered are as follows:-

  1. Explanation on how to use the kit and various connections involved
  2. Writing and implementing the code for LED control
  3. Writing and implementing the code for LCD control and Monitor control

Seminar on Optical Satellite Communication & Microwave Linking

Electronics & Telecommunication Engineering Department of VIVA Institute of Technology organized a one day seminar on Optical Satellite Communication & Microwave Linking under the banner of IETE on 8th February, 2013.

Many eminent speakers were called for the seminar. The seminar comprised of four sessions. The first session had Prof. Prathibha Sudhakaran from Xavier’s College of Engineering who talked about Electromagnetic and their Applications. The second session had Dr.Lochan Jolly from Thakur College of Engineering who talked about Optical Networks. The third session resumed after a short lunch break. The speaker of third session was Prof. Ameya Kadam from D. J. Sanghvi College of Engineering. The topic of his discussion was Satellite Communication. The fourth session had Dr. Uday Pandit from St. Francis Institute of Technology who talked about Current Mode Devices for Microwave Circuits.