Staff Reporter

Enthusiastic response to unique contest for ECE students

  • Students urged to strive for excellence
  • Over 300 students participate in the event

    VIJAYAWADA: With a view to improving job skills among students, the Koneru Lakshmaiah College of Engineering (KLCE) at Vaddeswaram near here organised a unique `paper contest' on topics relating to electronics and communications engineering (ECE) on Thursday.

    Nearly 300 students, including those from other colleges, took advantage of the contest to hone their skills and share their knowledge.

    Displaying their competitive spirit abundantly, the students took pains to dish out original and effective papers. About 26 papers were selected, and students made presentations of 10 minutes duration each. The spectacle bore witness to the growing competence levels of students and their capability to grab global careers.

    Habit to cultivate

    The speakers who addressed the inaugural meeting advised the students to make it a habit to participate in the paper-writing and presentation competitions, irrespective of their performance. They pointed out that experience gained in such events had helped many a student face job interviews effectively and make a better bargain than others.

    P.N. Murthy, adviser to the Tata Consultancy Services and a retired a professor of IIT, Kanpur, said that electronics and communications sector would offer greater challenges for both the industry and researchers in the coming years. The young minds would have ample scope to prove their calibre in these technologies. There was no looking back for those who would make conscious efforts towards excellence.

    Prof. Murthy said that active participation in competitions would give students a through grip over their subjects and it would also endow them with better clarity of the chosen subject. Students should follow ancient researchers like Vashisht Mahamuni. "An active research scholar will always stand to gain in any area of knowledge," he remarked.

    P. Raghavendra Rao, a scientist with the Defence Electronics Research Laboratories (DLRL), said that students would have plenty of opportunities to sharpen their knowledge by submitting papers and participating in presentations.

    K. Satyanarayana, chairman, KLCE, wanted the students to concentrate on improving their skills in creative areas. They should be able to handle subjects by themselves. They should get a thorough understanding of their respective subjects, he felt. Principal L.S.S. Reddy, head of the department of ECE P. Siddhaiah and others were present.