University of Calcutta

INSTITUTE OF RADIO PHYSICS AND ELECTRONICS (IRPE)

UGC NETWORKING RESOURCE CENTRE IN PHYSICAL SCIENCES

Advances in Electronics, Communication and Information Technology (AECI-2011)

About The School

A four day National Workshop entitled Advances in Electronics, Communication & Information Technology (AECI 2011) was held in Mizoram University (MZU), Mizoram, during March 23 -26, 2011. The programme was held under the auspices of IEEE National Distinguished Lecture Programme, Calcutta Section and the UGC Networking Resource Centre in Physical Sciences, Institute of Radio Physics and Electronics (RPE), University of Calcutta (CU) and MZU.

The Announcement for the Workshop as appeared in the website of Mizoram University as well as circulated is shown at the end of this report.

Inaugural Function

The Inaugural Programme was held on March 23, 2010 with the Acting Vice Chancellor, MZU, Prof. P.C. Nunga, in the chair. Pu Lalkhema, IAS (retd), Director, State Planning Board was the Chief Guest. The welcome address was given by Mr. Lalit Singh, Head, ECE Department. Mr. N. P. Maity the Local Coordinator spoke about the scope of the Workshop. Prof. P. K. Ghosh, Director (Academic) talked about activities of the Technology faculty. Pu Benjamina, the Registrar requested the faculties for active support. Prof. G. Ghosh, Director UGC-NRCPS and Prof. P. K. Basu, former Director introduced the audience about the programmes of UGC-NRCPS as well as benefits of IEEE-NDLP. The Chief Guest spoke about wonders of electronics and higher education in Mizoram. The Acting VC summarized the proceedings and inaugurated the Workshop. Vote of thanks was offered by Ms. Reshmi Das, Assistant Professor, ECE-MZU.

Feedback from Participants

Questions were asked mostly by faculties as well as PG students. The participants also interacted with the resource persons during breaks and in the evening in the guest house. A feedback form was distributed to the participants asking questions related to course content, level, speed and quality of presentation, future plan of the participants, hall management and quality of food etc. Their suggestion on future theme of workshop was also solicited.

An informal session was organized before the Valedictory session, in which the feedback obtained from the participants was summarized. Many participants expressed their satisfaction over the course content and the method of presentation. The participants were deeply impressed by the keen interest of the speakers to travel to a very remote place braving the trouble of long and tiresome journey. A request was made by the participants to organize another seminar/workshop covering at least a few days on topics related to student’s interest.
The resource persons introduced to the participants the role of IEEE, the job prospects, prospects for higher education.

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Selection of Candidates

The submitted registration forms were examined and a list of selected fellows was published in the website to enable them to reserve train/air tickets. Due consideration was given to select participants from all over India and to give preference to candidates from North Eastern regions. The following Table may provide an idea how the objective was fulfilled.