Workshop

Developing a Positive Image

A Two-Day Workshop on “Developing a Positive Image” was organized on 24th & 25th January 2020. Commander Sushree Shivanee Pattnaik (Superannuated from Indian Navy) was the Resource Person of the workshop. Students from 2nd and 4th semester participated in the deliberations and activities and at the end of the workshop each participant was presented a certificate of participation. The Resource Person was felicitated with a memento by Prof. Enakshi Das.

Applications of signal processing in wireless communication

A Two-Day workshop on “Applications of signal processing in wireless communication” was organized by the department of ECE on 22nd & 23rd February 2020. Dr. An encouraging strength of 68 participants including 22 students from institutes like Vikash Engineering College Bargarh, Black Diamond Engineering College Jharsuguda, Sundergarh Engineering College and Government Polytechnic College Rengali made the deliberations and hands-on training sessions stimulating and engrossing. Dr. Harish Kumar Sahoo, Associate Professor of ECE, VSSUT, Burla and Mr. Ram Narayan Patro, Doctoral Scholar, IIIT Bhubaneswar conducted the session as Resource Persons of the workshop. Mr. Manas Ranjan Jena, Assistant Professor of ECE, Silicon Sambalpur convened the workshop. The participants of the workshop reflected upon the recent trends and areas of research in the domain of wireless communication.

Advancements in Machine Learning

A Two-Day Workshop on 'Advancements in Machine Learning' was organized by the Department of Computer Science & Engineering on 7th & 8th March 2020. Dr. Sanjay Kumar Panda, Assistant Professor of CSE, NIT Warangal and Dr. Siddharth Panda, Professor of CSE, VSSUT, Burla graced the occasion as the resource persons. In these two days of academic deliberations, the resource persons reflected upon the future of Computer Science through Machine Learning and Artificial Intelligence. Moreover, the stimulating hands-on sessions added ample value to the participants’ learning.

HANDS-ON TRAINING ON PYTHON

A Hands-on Training on Python for the Pre-Final Year students was organized by the Industry Interface Cell from 16th January to 1st February 2020. The training was offered through the E-Box module by Amphisoft, Coimbatore. This training module was designed to meet students’ requirements for the InfyTQ test.

Workshop on Web Application Development

The Department of Computer Science and Engineering in association with Lakshya Institute of Technology, Bhubaneswar organised a one-day workshop on Web Application development using JAVA on 30 March 2019. Students from all branches participated in the workshop and had a hands-on experience on website development.

The Department of Computer Science and Engineering in association with Lakshya Institute of Technology, Bhubaneswar organised the State Level C-Marathon-2019 on 02 February 2019 where stuents from all branches participated. Resource persons from the domain area briefed the students on C Programming Language and conducted a coding competition.

3ds Max for Engineers/Architects

A 40 hours self-financed training program titled 3ds Max for Engineers,h/Architects was organised by Department of Civil Engineering in November 2019.

Seminar / Industrial lecture

Industrial Lectures Organized for Students

2020 Academic Session

1. The Department of Civil Engineering organized an Industrial Lecture delivered by Mr. Ashwini Kumar Chaudhary, Consultant, Hirakud Flood Control System on 11 January 2020. Students of the department attended the lecture and participated in the deliberations.

2. Er. Manoranjan Muduli, SDE, BSNL, Sambalpur delivered an Industrial lecture on “Recent Trend in Telecommunication using Optical Fiber” on 07 February 2020. Students of ECE and EE attended the lecture and interacted with the resource person on the recent industrial trends in optical fiber.

3. An Industrial Lecture titled "Role of Students to Save the Environment" was delivered by Dr. Pradeep Kumar Rath, Former Deputy Chief Labour Commissioner on 17th February 2020. Dr. Rath zeroed in on the need of protection of the ecosystem and the environment through adoption of green technologies, reduction in the use of plastic etc. He deliberated upon deforestation, scarcity of water and the impact of anthropocentric attitude on the ecosystem. Moreover, he suggested measure to tackle environmental pollution. At the end of the lecture Prof. Enakshi Das, Dean – Silicon Sambalpur felicitated Dr. Rath with a memento.

4. The Department of Electrical Engineering organized an Industrial Lecture titled "Industrial Drive" delivered by Er. Biranchi Nayak, Electrical Engineer, HINDALCO, Hirakud on 24th February 2020. Students of EE and ECE attended the lecture and were oriented to the industrial practices at HINDALCO. Dr. Prakash Chandra Sahu, HoD, Electrical Engineering felicitated the resource person with a memento.

2019 Academic Session

1. The Department of Computer Science & Engineering in association with the II Cell organised an Industrial Lecture for the students of 6th Semester CSE on 05 April 2019. Mr. Kumar Rakesh Singh, Doctoral Research Scholar at VSSUT, Burla and former Technical Analyst of TCS and HCl delivered a lecture on cutting edge technologies anf the future of IT industry through Automation, IoT, Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning.

2. The Department of Electrical Engineering and the Department of Electronics & Communication Engineering in association with the II Cell organised an Industrial Lecture on 21 March 2019. Mr. Shiv Karmakar, Deputy Manager, OPTCL, Sambalpur delivered a lecture on the challenges of Power Transmission and Distribution with a special focusin the district of Sambalpur. Students from 6th and 8th Semester (EE and ECE) attended the lecture.

3. The Department of Mechanical Engineering in association with the II Cell organised an Industrial Lecture on 09 March 2019. Mr. Susant Kumar Guru, Vice President, Aditya Aluminium, Lapanga, Sambalpur delivered a lecture on the industrial requirements in terms of the skillset of the next generation workforce and also reflected upon the entrepreneurial approach of industries in the core engineering sectors. He presented a case study of Aditya Aluminium in terms of human resource management, core production and power generation from its thermal power units. Students from all branches attended the lecture.

4. The Department of Civil Engineering in association with the II Cell organised an Industrial Lecture on 09 March 2019. Mr. Jyotirmaya Behera, Executive Engineer. MSRD, Burla delivered a lecture titled “Logging of cracks & assessment of water quality parameters of leaked / seepage water from crack areas in a concrete gravity dam: A case study of Hirakud dam” on 08 March 2019. Civil Engineering students from all batches attended the lecture.

Motivational Talks

1. The II Cell organised a motivational talk by Captain S C Das, Command Recruitment Officer, Eastern Naval Command, Indian Navy on 25 April 2019. Captain Das oriented the students from 7th and 5th semester on the opportunities to join the Indian Navy ian Armed Forces through the University Entry Schemes of the Indian Armed Forces.

2. An extramural lecture on the philosophy of Swami Vivekananda was delivered by Mr. Umesh Chandra Panda, eminent Vivekananda Scholar from Sambalpur. Mr. Panda reflected on the life and teachings of Swami Vivekananda and delineated how the values imparted by him are relevant today, especially to the youths of India.

Industry Visit

Industry Visit Organized for Students

2020 Academic Session

Students of Civil Engineering went on a Study Tour to Veer Surendra Sai Airport, Jharsuguda on 7th February 2020. The aim of this tour was to acquaint the students to modern infrastructures and the changing dynamics in the field of structural engineering and designs. The enthusiastic bunch of students under the mentorship of Mr. Sudeep Kumar Patel, HoD, Civil Engineering explored VSS Airport. Mr. U K Tiwari, AGM (Civil), VSS Airport facilitated the tour.

2019 Academic Session

1. An industry visit to Aditya Aluminium at Lapanga in Sambalpur district was organised for students of 6th and 8th Semesters from EE, ECE & ME on 16 March 2019. Students had an exposure to the industrial work environment and workculture through this visit. The officials from the industry facilitated the students with a tour to major divisions and departments. The visit was coordinated by the II Cell and the departments concerned.

2. An industry visit to Model Study and Research Dam Division at Burla, Sambalpur was organised for the students of Civil Engineering from 6th and 8th Semester on 6th March 2019. Students had an exposure to the research models and prototypes under the guidance of the MSRD officials. The visit was coordinated by the II Cell and the department concerned.

INCLUSION OF A NEW TEACHING MODEL

Kitchen Garden

With a view to orienting the students to protection of environment as well as imparting a course on Environmental Science the Department of Civil Engineering took up this initiative to create and nourish a Kitchen Garden on Campus. With the mentorship of Ms. Pragnya Parimita, Assistant Professor (Civil Engineering), the able guidance of Mr. Alok Kumar Nanda, Technical Assistant (Civil Engineering) and most importantly with the sincerity and diligence of the students the garden yielded plenty of vegetables like Tomatoes, Okra, Coriander Leaves, Spinach etc. About 150 kg of Tomatoes, 35 kg of Okra and 750 bundles of Leafy Greens were harvested which were cooked and served in the institute canteen.

Student Activities / Achievement(s)

Achievement(s) by Students

Ethos 2020 at IIM Sambalpur

Students from different branches participated in the Annual Sports Fest of IIM Sambalpur titled ETHOS 2020 from 1st to 3rd February 2020 and bagged the runner-up positions in three sports events namely Cricket, Table Tennis and Carrom.

Workshop at SIT Bhubaneswar

A total number of 11 students from ECE participated in a National Workshop on “Nano Technology & Embedded System” organized by Silicon Institute of Technology, Bhubaneswar from 27th to 30th December 2019. Entrepreneurs Fest at SIT Bhubaneswar

Entrepreneurs Fest 2.0

The Entrepreneurs Fest 2.0 was organized by Silicon Institute of Technology, Bhubaneswar from 1st to 3rd February 2020. A total number of 18 students from Silicon Sambalpur attended the fest out of which 10 students participated in the Ideathon Competition and presented their business ideas. The students were accompanied by Ms. Ankita Panda, FIC, ED Cell, SIT Sambalpur.

Cricket Tournament organised by IIM, Sambalpur

The Silicon Cricket Team won the inter college Cricket Tournament organised by IIM, Sambalpur. Teams from institutions like IIMSBP, VIMSAR, Sambalpur University etc. participated in the tournament. Moreover, the team for Table Tennis bagged the Runner-Up position.

Engineers' Day - 2018

The Engineers’ Day-2018 was observed on 15 September 2018. Prof. Pradeep Kumar Mishra, Director of the institute offered his homage to Sir. M. Visvesvaraya and reflected upon the life and career of the great soul. He urged to inculcate the values like sincerity and integrity from the life of Sir. M. Visvesvaraya. On this occasion the Students Council of the institute organised a Technical Quiz Competition titled “Techbration-2K18” where more than 50 students participated.

Blood Donation Camp - 2018

A Blood Donation Camp was organised in the institute campus by the Students’ Council on 10th November 2018. Members of the Red Cross Society and medical staff from Blood Bank, VIMSAR, Burla carried out the event and at the end of the day 71 units of blood were collected. and by the end of the day 71 units of blood were collected.

Essay Writing Competitions

Essay Writing Competitions in English, Hindi and Odia were organised on 27 October 2018. Mr. Soumav Bose, Ms. Sanskriti Puryar and Mr. Utsav Sahay were adjudged 1st, 2nd and 3rd in English Essay respectively. Ms. Ritika Kumari, Mr. Soumav Bose and Ms. Prachi Jaiswal were adjudged 1st, 2nd and 3rd in Hindi Essay respectively. Similarly, Mr. Praveen Kumar Sahu, Ms. Saumitra Patel and Ms. Snigdha Rani Pradhan were adjudged 1st, 2nd and 3rd in Odia Essay respectively.

Brainaholic - 2018

A technical quiz competition titled ‘Brainaholic’ was organised on 9th and 10th November 2018. The competition began with 65 students participating in the prelim. Different teams of students were formed out of the ones who cleared the prelim round and these teams played the quiz finale. The Winning Team First Runner-Up Team and Second Runner-Up Team were awarded.

Rendezvous - 2018

The First Alumni Meet of Silicon Sambalpur – ‘Rendezvous 2018’ was organised on 29 December 2018. 12 alumni from different branches participated in the meet and reflected upon their memories on campus. An interactive session between the alumni and the current students from 6th and 8th semesters was also organised with a view to orienting the current students towards career building.

Quizicon 2018-19

With a view to promoting the brand of Silicon Sambalpur an inter school/college quiz competition titled Quizicon 2018-19 was oraganised from December 2018 to January 2019. About 700 students from eight different schools/colleges participated in the prelim and the top three performers of each school/college were shortlisted to participate in the Quizicon Grand Finale. The finale was held on 19 January 2019 in the institute campus. After five rounds of the finale Newton College of +2 Science and VSS +2 Science College were adjudged as the Winner and Runner-Up respectively. The Winning Team and the Runner-Up Team were awarded with prize amounts of Rs. 12000/- and Rs. 6000/- respectively.

Debate Competitions - 2019

Debate Competitions in English and Hindi were organised on 18 January 2019. Ms. Sushmita Mohapatra, Ms. Sanskriti Puryar and Mr. Yash Raghava were adjudged 1st, 2nd and 3rd in English Debate respectively. Similarly, Mr. Yash Raghava , Mr. Soumav Bose and Mr. Harsh Singh were adjudged 1st, 2nd and 3rd in Hindi Debate respectively.

Annual Athletic Meet - 2019

The 9th Annual Athletic Meet of the institute was held on 19 January 2019. The Athletic Torch was lit at Samaleswari Temple, Sasan and was brought to the Athletic ground with a procession. Students, members of faculty and staff participated in the procession. After the completion of all the events Mr. Siddhartha Tripathy from Electronics & Communication Engineering and Ms. Ritika Kuari from Computer Science & Engineering were adjudged Athlete of the Year (Boys) and Athlete of the Year (Girls) respectively.

The Republic Day Celebration - 2019

The Republic Day was observed on 26 January 2019 in the institute campus. Director, Prof. Pradeep Kumar Mishra hoisted the National Flag and addressed the members of faculty, staff and students. He emphasised to uphold the constitutional values to protect the democratic rights of each citizen and made the audience aware of the fundamental duties of the citizens towards the nation.

Litterateur of the Fall - 2019

The Literary Club of the institute organised the Litterateur of the Fall – 2K19 on 5th and 6th February 2019. Students from all semesters and branches participated in the event comprising three rounds namely ‘Scripto Fabula,’ ‘Poetica Reflexionem’ and Oratio. Mr. Soumav Bose from Electrical Engineering won the trophy and title of Litterateur of the Fall for the year 2019.

Model United Nations - 2019

The Model United Nations (MUN) 2019 was held on 22nd February 2019. Students as delegates of different nations reflected upon the policies and perspectives on the topic titled "Global Climate Change: Perspectives and Challenges towards Creating a Better World". After three rounds of deliberations Mr. Yash Raghava, 6th Semester CSE was adjudged ‘Best Delegate’ of MUN-2019

Techstasy 2K19 & Zreyas 2K19

The annual technical festival Techstasy 2K19 was organised on 1st and 2nd March 2019. More than 20 different events were organised in the technical festival, to name a few Poster Presentation, Innovision, Aparimit, Housie, Robowar, Pathfinder etc. Apart from the in house participants, 25 students from Vikash Institute of Technology, Bargarh also took part in various events. The annual cultural programme Zreyas 2K19 was organised on 1st and 2nd March 2019. Students rendered different cultural performances over these two days.

Farewell Function of B. Tech 2019

The Farewell function for B.Tech 2019 graduation batch was held on 30th March 2019. Mr. Gaurav Kumar was presented the Best Student Award for the batch. The graduating students shared their experiences during the function. It was followed by a photo session and dinner.

International Yoga Day - 2019

The Institute observed the International Yoga Day on 21st June 2019 at the Campus by organising a one-hour yoga session under the guidance of Dr. Lalit Mohan Pradhan. Many members of faculty and staff participated in the session.

Orientation Programme - 2019

The 11th Orientation Programme for the admission batch 2019-23 was held on 14th August 2019. Prof Pradeep Kumar Mishra, Director Silicon West delivered the Welcome Address and guided the newcomers to adhere to the values like sincerity and discipline. He also reflected upon the career options that the students can prepare for. Dean, Prof. Enakshi Das shared her words of encouragement and asked the newcomers to make the best use of time during the next four years of their stay on campus. Mr. Manoj Kumar Mahapatra, Principal (I/c) elaborated on academics at Silicon, the university curriculum and examinations patterns.

Independence Day Celebration - 2019

The Independence Day was observed on the institute campus on 15 August 2019. Prof. Pradeep Kumar Mishra, Director of the institute hoisted the National Flag and addressed the students, members of faculty and staff. He shared his concerns on the incidents of violence in the country affecting the social fabric of India and urged to safeguard the precious freedom gained after centuries of struggle with the colonial powers. Students offered a few cultural renditions on patriotic songs. Moreover, a Tree Plantation programme was carried out where students, members of faculty and staff participated.

Welcome Ceremony - 2019

The Welcome Ceremony for the admission batch 2019-23 was organised by the 3rd Semester students on 24 September 2019. Prof. Pradeep Kumar Mishra, Director, Silicon West welcomed the newcomers and appreciated the efforts of the organising batch. Dean, Prof Enakshi Das shared her thoughts with the new batch. It was followed by a few ice-breaking sessions and introduction sessions. At the end Mr. Aniket Shukla and Ms. Rakshita Tiwari were adjudged Mr. Fresher and Miss Fresher respectively.

Teachers' Day - 2019

The Teachers' Day was celebrated on 5th September 2019. Prof. Pradeep Kumar Mishra, Director Silicon West, Prof. Enakhi Das, Dean, Mr. Manoj Kumar Mohapatra, Principal (I/c), all members of faculty and NTT Staff participated in this event organised by the Students. There were a few fun games organised for the teachers followed by a cake-cutting ceremony.

Entrepreneurship Awareness Camp - 2019

An Entrepreneurship Awareness Camp was organised at Silicon Institute of Technology, Sambalpur by the Entrepreneurship Development Cell, Silicon Bhubaneswar and supported by NSTEDB, Government of India under DST-NIMAT Project on 28 September 2019. Prof. Pradeep Kumar Mishra (Director, Silicon SBP) delivered the Welcome Address and Prof. Enakshi Das (Dean, Silicon SBP) shared her thoughts on entrepreneurship as a career. Dr. Mahendra Prasad Agasty (Associate Professor of Economics, Faculty in Charge, ED Cell & Coordinator of Institution Innovation Council, Silicon BBS) introduced the theme of the camp and dealt with the charm of being an entrepreneur. He also took a session on 'Design Thinking'. Eminent Speaker, Motivator, Mentor and Entrepreneur Mr. Bhavani Shankar Pani delivered a stimulating talk on 'Identification of Opportunities and Idea Generation'. Similarly Mr. Toosar Panigrahi - Assistant General Manager, IDBI, Bargarh and a learned financial consultant, reflected upon the 'Role of Financial Institutions in Starting New Enterprises'. Mr. Pani and Mr. Panigrahi addressed the queries from the participants. Ms. Ankita Panda (Assistant Professor of Economics & Faculty in Charge, ED Cell, Silicon SBP) coordinated and compered the event. More than 100 students participated in the event. Hope we will see a few entrepreneurs from among the students in the days to come.

Expert Talk on Digital Transformation

Mr. Amitabh Mishra, Chief Information Officer and Chief Digital Officer from different leading MNCs like General Electric, Hewlett Packard, IBM, Intel and SAP, delivered a lecture titled “Digital Transformation” on 5th October 2019 in Silicon Institute of Technology, Sambalpur.

Kitchen Garden

With a view to orienting the students to protection of environment as well as imparting a course on Environmental Science to the students of 3rd Semester, the Department of Civil Engineering took up the initiative to create and nourish a Kitchen Garden on Campus. With the mentorship of Ms. Pragnya Parimita, Assistant Professor (Civil Engineering), the able guidance of Mr. Alok Kumar Nanda,Technical Assistant (Civil Engineering) and the sincere diligence of the students, the garden over the last three weeks has started yielding vegetables like Tomatoes, Okra, Coriander Leaves, Spinach etc. It's not that we haven't seen these vegetables, but the difference here is that our students have nourished and fostered the seeds and saplings. They have been deeply associated with the growth of these plants; they have literally felt the soil, the water, the air and the environment at large which in itself is a commendable job for students of Engineering and Technology.

Techbration – 2K19

Techbration-2K19 - the Annual Technical Quiz Competition of the institute was held on 6 & 7 November 2019. The prelim for the quiz was conducted on 6 November 2019 and the top 10 scorers were shortlisted for the Final on 7 November 2019. Mr. Manoj Krushna Mohanta (5th Sem CSE) & Mr. Shubham Shrivastava (5th Sem CSE) were adjudged winners and Mr. Akash Raj (5th Sem CSE) & Mr. Niket Nirupam (5th Sem ECE) were adjudged runner-ups. The winners and runner-ups were awarded cash prizes and the other finalists were presented consolation prizes.

Science Exhibition - 2019

A Science Exhibition was organised on 9 November 2019 where students of first semester presented their models. The Albert Einstein Science Club was inaugurated by Prof. Pradeep Kumar Mishra, Director, Silicon West and Prof. Enakshi Das, Dean SIT West in collaboration with the Robotics Club of the institute guided the students in preparing the models for the exhibition. After the daylong exhibition the winning and runner-up teams were awarded. Similarly, all the participants were presented certificates of participation.