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Mr E.Chandra Kumar and Mr S.Hari Prasadh of final year EEE participated in “INDIA INTERNATIONAL SCIENCE FESTIVAL (IISF) 2018” held at LUCKNOW, UTTAR PRADESH for the project “INTELLIGENT EYE FOR VISUALLY IMPAIRED PERSONS”. IISF is jointly organized by Ministry of Science and Technology, Ministry of Earth Sciences, Department of Bio-Technology, Vijnana Bharati and National Institute of Immunology.

There are approximately 39 million people in the world, who are visually impaired according to World Health Organization, 2017. Majority of them are using conventional white cane as aid for moving from one place to another.  The major drawback in using the white cane is that the information is obtained by touching the obstacle using the cane.  To overcome this drawback, a cane with ultrasonic sensors to detect all kinds of obstacle irrespective of its shape and height has been designed. Hence it detects the obstacle and informs them with a voice command.

People who are visually impaired come across major problem in operating electronic devices. Hence this cane has been designed with wireless technology, such that the stick can be easily accessible, detect the obstacle in their path and inform them with voice instructions.

The main advantages of the project are,

  • To reduce the inferiority complex of the visually impaired persons.
  • Portable device and user friendly.
  • This device is battery operated, has a longer life and less maintenance.
  • Tracking and monitoring the blind people made easy.

Out of 2200 projects submitted in the IISF 2018, this project has been selected in top 100 and called for presentation at Lucknow. Along with them two more project members G. Dhamotharan and K.Abirami have supported for the completion of the project and also with the guidance from the project mentor Mrs.C.Santhana Lakshmi, with the support of faculties, continuous encouragement from HOD/EEE, motivation from the Principal and great support from Management.

Roles and Responsibilities of students in Outcome Based Education

Lecture on “Roles and Responsibilities of students in Outcome Based Education” at Dept of EEE, Sona College of Technology.

Department of EEE, Sona College of Technology organized a lecture on “Roles and Responsibilities of students in Outcome Based Education” for all students of EEE on 19.1.2016 and 21.1.2016 at EDISON Hall, SCT. The lecture was delivered by Dr.R.Shivakumar, Professor, Dept of EEE, Sona College of Technology, Salem.

Dr.R.Shivakumar gave a brief introduction on concept of accreditation for technical institutions, its merits and career growth perspective for students graduated from accreditated institutions. The main focus on outcome based education (OBE) in comparison with output based education was discussed. The various aspects of accreditation parameters like Vision, Mission, Programme Educational Objectives, Programme Outcomes, Course outcomes were discussed with sample statements for EEE UG programme at SONA.

The roles and responsibilities of students in effective implementation of OBE were discussed. The assessment tools for validation of PEOs and POs attainment namely direct and indirect assessment were discussed and analyzed for 3 sample courses of an academic year. The students shared their experience with respect to implementation of OBE in Sona College of Technology. In the end, a quiz programme was conducted by the speaker to analyze the student’s knowledge and interest in OBE implementation. Overall, the lecture was more informative and useful to students.



Department of EEE organized a Guest Lecture on “Demand Side Management” by Mr.K.Paramesha, Deputy Director (Power Systems), Karnataka Electricity Regulatory Commission (KERC) on 10th August 2015 at Main Building Seminar hall. He discussed about the Demand Side Management and the process of realizing it. The types, major impact areas and design practices for best distribution management practices in India were explained. He created interest in the students for doing research in the area of Demand Side Management in smart grid scenario. He interacted with the faculty members, UG & PG students and Ph.D scholars of Electrical and Electronics Engineering Department.



Choose ME Power System Engineering or Power Electronics and Drives at SONA

Choose ME Power System Engineering or Power Electronics and Drives at Sona and get the opportunity to do projects in our excellent research centres and internships in industries

The PG Electrical Engineering Department at Sona has three Research Centres,

  • Sona SPEED – This R&D Centre works on Special Electrical Machines and its controls. This centre mainly develops specialized machines to Indian Space Research Organization (ISRO).
  • Sona PERT – This R&D centre which is specialized in High Voltage Engineering and Power Systems. The centre mainly focusses on product development consultancy and testing services to industries like National Institute of Ocean Technology (NIOT), Chennai, Magawin PVT. Ltd., Salem.
  • Sona PEDAC – This R&D centre is focused on Control Actuation Systems. The centre works for Projects funded by Defence Research and Development Organization (DRDO) and UGC.

PG Students can make use of these R&D centres for projects, internship and placements in Core Industries.

Industrial interactions are often arranged for PG students which is useful to update their knowledge required for industry.

Classes are handled by experienced faculty members having doctoral degrees.

The PG Students were involved in the research projects of our R&D centres. The students were placed in Core Industries as they get in-depth knowledge in their specialized areas. They were also given opportunities to go for internships and do projects at Core industries.

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Best Student Award by IEI in State Level

The Institution of Engineers (India) (IEI) is the National organisation for Engineers in India. IEI was established in 1920.IEI has over half million members from 15 Engineering disciplines in 99 centers or chapters in India and Overseas. It is the largest multi-disciplinary Engineering professional society in Engineering and Technology world.

The Institution of Engineers (India) has awarded the BEST STUDENT AWARD for MR. MADHAV SAPKOTA, Final Year EEE student of academic year (2014 – 2015) for Tamil Nadu state Centre.

This has been awarded for his exalted and eminent performance in Academic and student chapter activities during the academic year 2014 – 2015.