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Association Activity Inauguration 2018-2019

The Department of Civil Engineering of Muthoot Institute of Technology and Science celebrated the inaugural function of Civil Engineering Association (ETERNIA) on 8th August 2018 and it was a grand success. All the Students, Staff members, Association members and dignitaries were all present in the function. The day began with the beautiful quote for welcoming the gathering. The function was inaugurated by Ms.Shikha Surendran, Civil Service Topper. Ms.Mary Lissy P N, Head of Civil Engineering Department delivered the welcome address and Principal Dr. S. Ramkumar delivered the presidential address. The newly elected office bearers for ETERNIA 2018-2019 were also introduced in the function. The chief guest was honoured with a memento. Interactive session with the Chief guest Ms.Shikha Surendran was the highlight of the function. President of ETERNIA Bony Babu delivered the vote of thanks and the function was concluded by the National anthem.

Association Activity Inauguration 2017-2018

Department of Civil Engineering, MITS organized the Association activity inauguration and release of departmental newsletter ETERNIA’17 (Vol 4) on 23rd August 2017. Ms. Mary Lissy P.N (HoD, CE) delivered the welcome address. Dr. Ramkumar S (Principal, MITS) presided over the function. The event was honoured by the presence of Dr. Anil Joseph (Managing Director, Geostructurals Pvt. Ltd.) who shared the profound and valuable experience he has in the field. His talk on ‘New innovations in Civil Engineering’ gave students and staffs an exposure to various ground improvement techniques. He also gave an insight into the potentiality of high strength concrete and prefab construction.

Association Activity Inauguration 2016-2017

Inauguration of the activities of ETERNIA for the year 2016-17 was held with great joy on 5th August 2016. Shri Shelly S Fernandez, Founder chairman of Indian Concrete Institute, Kochi Chapter, lighted the lamp, thereby setting off an auspicious start to the activities of ETERNIA for the year 2016-2017. This was followed by an enlightening talk by him on upcoming opportunities of civil engineers in the industry and making use of these opportunities in an ethical way.

Dr. Anitha G Pillai (Chairperson, Indian Concrete Institute, Kochi Chapter), Prof K.T Subramanian, Principal, MITS and Dr. A.C Mathai, Academic Advisor, MITS also spoke on the occasion. Civil Engineering Association was Inaugurated by Shri. Elias George IAS, MD, KMRL on 08-07-2014.

Association Activity Inauguration 2015-2016

Inauguration of the activities of ETERNIA for the year 2015-16 was held with great zest on 24th July 2015. Shri K Lava, Managing Director of Skyline Foundations and Structures Pvt Ltd, lighted the lamp, thereby setting off an auspicious start to the activities of ETERNIA in the running year. This was followed by an enlightening talk by him on splendid future possibilities and upcoming revolutions in the field of construction. The day also witnessed the release of the newsletter of ETERNIA – an overview of our efforts and accomplishments in the last academic year. Shri K Lava received the first copy of the newsletter from Dr. A C Mathai, academic advisor of MITS.

Association Activity Inauguration 2013-2014

The Civil Engineering Association of Muthoot Institute of Technology and Science (MITS) was inaugurated by Shri. Elias George IAS, MD, KMRL on 8-7-2014, Tuesday. The name of the association ‘ETERNIA’ and logo was released on the occasion. During his inaugural address, Mr. Elias George elaborated on the challenges and various aspects of Metro Project. He invoked the Civil Engineering students of MITS that the need of the hour is not just technical knowledge and academics but they must acquire people skills for managing, legal, financial and management aspects of every endeavor. He urged the students to stick to their profession, as there is an unprecedented demand for young and vibrant civil engineers in India for the fast developing infrastructure segment.

Mr. George Alexander Muthoot, MD, Muthoot Finance Ltd., Principal Dr. S. Pushpakumar, Executive Director Mr. George Varghese, Advisor Dr. A.C Mathai and HOD Asso. Prof. Mary Lissy P.N. also spoke on the occasion.

WORKSHOP ON "GEOHAZARDS- MITIGATION & PREVENTION"

ETERNIA, the Civil Engineering Association of MITS in association with Kerala State Council for Science, Technology and Environment (KSCSTE) organised a Three Day Workshop on ‘Geohazards – Mitigation & Prevention’ from 30th July -1st August 2018. The course is intended to enrich and update the knowledge of faculty in the area of geohazards and their mitigation and prevention strategies.31 participants from various colleges participated.

SHORT TERM TRAINING PROGRAMME ON 'DESIGN AND DETAILING OF STRUCTURAL ELEMENTS'

he Department of Civil Engineering in association with ICI student chapter of MITS organized a five day Short Term Training Programme (STTP) on ‘Design and Detailing of Structural Elements’ from 8th January 2018 to 12 th January 2018. The course was intended to enrich and update the knowledge of faculty in the area of design and detailing of structural elements by giving an insight into the revised IS codal design provisions. 36 participants from various colleges participated. Resource persons who graced the auspicious event were from the various eminent educational institutions, NIT’s, IIT’s and industrial firms of the country. Dr. N Ganesan, Professor NIT Calicut, inaugurated the program on 8th January 2018. The Program was effectively coordinated by Ms. Anusree A, ( Assistant Professor, CE) and Ms. Bismi R, Assistant Professor, CE).

A SMART, EDUCATIONAL LOOK ON SURVEY CAMP USING TOTAL STATION

A three day hands-on workshop on “Survey Camp Using Total Station” was organised from 26 – 28 th July, 2017 for the teaching and non-teaching staff of the Department of Civil Engineering. The sessions were handled by Mr. Bibin Jacob, Surveyor, SOMA Enterprises,Kochi. The workshop instigated by a lecture on surveying, highlighted the basic to advanced level of site surveying procedures and various operations using Total Station. The practical session of the workshop consummated with control point establishment, calculations and error adjustments, and data management. The workshop offered a transcendent exposure and experience to the staff of Civil Department. The
workshop was coordinated by Ms. Midhun Elizabeth Varghese (Asst. Professor, CE) and Ms. Vilma Baby (Asst. Professor, CE).

NATIONAL CONFERENCE – ARICE 2016

Civil Engineering Department of MITS hosted its first National Conference on Advanced Research and Innovations in Civil Engineering (ARICE 2016) on 8th September 2016. While Dr. J Letha, Vice Chancellor, CUSAT was the chief guest for the occasion, Dr. P K Aravindan, Former Professor at IIT Madras, and a leading structural consultant gave the keynote address initiating the conference that was attended by academicians and engineering students from all around. The conference proceedings gave an insight into ongoing developments in the field of civil engineering and the associated recent research works that are in progress. The event that was well received by the participants was ably supported by the MITS’ management. For more details log on to www.arice2k16.in

Best B. Tech Project Award in Ultra Tech – ICI Awards 2018

The Best B.Tech Project Award in Ultra Tech-ICI awards 2018 is received by the students of 2018 pass out. The student team members are Basil Johny, Jayitha V Mohan, Preshma P S and Jaseel M A under the guide ship of Ms. Anusree A, Assistant Professor, Muthoot Institute of Technology and Science.

Emerging ICI-Student Chapter Award (National Level)

ICI (Indian Concrete Institute) Student Chapter of the Department of Civil Engineering, MITS was elected as the “Emerging Student Chapter” all over India. The title marked an exemplary recognition at the National level wherein more than 100 ICI Chapters were recommended. It was really a proud moment for the Civil Engineering Department to win the title in its beginning stage itself. Ms. Mary Lissy P N (HoD, CE) received the award from Dr.M R Kalgal (President, ICI) in the 34th Annual General Body Meeting of ICI held at Nagpur on 8th October 2017.

ICI Outstanding Student Chapter Award (State Level)

Muthoot Institute of Technology and Science was conferred with an award for being the OUTSTANDING ICI STUDENTS CHAPTER. The awards felicitation was held at KOCHI MARRIOT HOTEL, COCHIN on 30th October 2017.

ICI Activity Inauguration 2016-2017

Indian Concrete Institute Student Chapter at the Department of Civil Engineering, MITS in the year 2016. Indian Concrete Institute (ICI) is the premier professional body for concrete technology with above 10,000 members with 31 centres spread across India. It has on its fold the captains of Construction Industry, Building material manufacturers, Leading Consultants & Civil Engineers, Contractors, Academicians and Educational Institutions. ICI was founded in 1982 with it’s headquarter at Chennai. The objectives of ICI are to promote the growth of concrete construction and its subspecializations, to disseminate knowledge and to train personnel, to collaborate with national and International agencies in creating a better understanding of concrete construction technology, to identify R&D issues, encourage outstanding achievements in concrete construction technology through its institutional awards etc. ICI organizes periodical seminars, conferences, workshops and exhibitions on the subject and arranges lecture series on selected topics of relevance to concrete construction.

INDIAN GREEN BUILDING COUNCIL

IGBC STUDENT CHAPTER

The Indian Green Building Council (IGBC), part of the Confederation of Indian Industry (CII) was formed in the year 2001. The vision of the council is, “To enable a sustainable built environment for all and facilitate India to be one of the global leaders in the sustainable built environment by 2025”.The council offers a wide array of services which include developing new green building rating programmes, certification services and green building training programmes. The council also organizes Green Building Congress, its annual flagship event on green buildings.

INAUGURATION OF STUDENT CHAPTER

The IGBC student chapter was inaugurated by Ms. Soumini Jain, Mayor, Kochi Corporation on 5th June 2018 at Ernakulam. Ar. B. R Ajit, President, IGBC Kochi Chapter, Mr. K Lava & Mr. P Mathew Joseph, Co-Chairmen, IGBC Kochi chapter & Mr. J Paul Raj, President, CREDAI also attended the inaugural ceremony.

IGBC INTERNATIONAL CONGRESS, HYDERABAD

16th edition of IGBC’s flagship event ‘Green Building Congress 2018’ was held at HICC, Hyderabad, Telanganabetween 31st October – 3rd November 2018. Green Building Congress 2018 featured 3 days of multiple conferences, and parallel 3 day – Exhibition showcasing the latest Green Building Technologies, Products & Services. Six students of S8 CE and one faculty member from MITS were among the 3,000 delegates who attended the congress. The details are listed below:

  1. Ms. Midhun Elizabeth Varghese, Assistant Professor
  2. Ms. Sandra Maria Abin, S8 CE
  3. Ms. Reenu Saju, S8 CE
  4. Mr. Muhammed Aslam P.S, S8 CE
  5. Ms. Elsa Chemmanam, S8 CE
  6. Ms. Ashika Thankachan, S8 CE
  7. Ms. Anna John, S8 CE

 

INTER DEPARTMENT DEBATE COMPETITION

An inter-department debate competition was organized by IGBC student chapter in MITS. The competition was conducted in two phases: Preliminary & Main. Seven teams registered for the event and two best teams were selected for the main round. Main round was chaired by Dr. Neelakantan P.C, Associate Director (Academics and Research), Adi Shankara Institute of Engineering & Technology on 15th September 2018. The team comprising Ms. Megha Maria Biju & Ms. Meghna Rose Binil from S3 EEE bagged the First Prize. The winning team was given a cash prize worth Rs. 2000 and a direct entry to the All Kerala Maria Philip Debate Competition organized by XIME, Kochi.

TECHNICAL TALK ON “GREEN BUILDINGS”

A technical talk on “Green Buildings” was delivered by Er. Himanshu Dutta Prajapati on 23rd November, 2018. Students from S1, S3 and S6 semester attended the talk.

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