INCON - (INSTRUMENTATION & CONTROL ASSOCIATION )

INCON- REPORT

INCON, the Association of Instrumentation and Control Engineering students aims at developing the technical proficiency and soft skills of students. Also, it helps to make them better professionals and to improve their leadership qualities.

Program: Abroad Study Opportunity After B.Tech

Engineering is amongst the choicest degree courses after 12th Science which has been continuously entangled with innovative technology. Pursuing an engineering degree is quite an arduous task as it combines a diverse range of knowledge into generally a four-year degree. Kudos to having completed “40 subjects with 4,000 experiments attending 40,000 lectures in 4 years.” The feeling of accomplishment is euphoric, but it doesn’t end here. Assuming that there are students out there, who were pressurized into engineering or those who have their every move planned, this point can be important as you have a chance to write the rest of the pages of your professional career. So here to help you is a list of courses after engineering that you must consider. To begin with, there are an innumerable number of career pathways you can take after completing your BTech degree. While MBA vs MTech is quite a relevant debate for Engineering graduates, there are many other conventional courses that you can choose from. Want to know which course to pursue after engineering? Here are the best courses after Engineering:

  • MTech
  • MBA
  • MSc or MS
  • PGDM
  • Merchant Navy Courses/Exams
  • Animation/VFX Courses
  • Entrepreneurship Courses
  • Game Designing Courses
  • PG Certificate Courses in IoT, Materials Management, Graphic Designing, Video Designing, etc.

Program: Health is Our Birth Right

When you lift weights, your muscles get stronger and bigger. When you do yoga, your brain cells develop new connections, and changes occur in brain struc­ture as well as function, resulting in improved cog­nitive skills, such as learning and memory. Yoga strengthens parts of the brain that play a key role in memory, attention, awareness, thought, and language. Think of it as weightlifting for the brain.

Studies using MRI scans and other brain imaging technology have shown that people who regularly did yoga had a thicker cerebral cortex (the area of the brain responsible for information processing) and hippocampus (the area of the brain involved in learn­ing and memory) compared with nonpractitioners. These areas of the brain typically shrink as you age, but the older yoga practitioners showed less shrinkage than those who did no yoga. This suggests that yoga may counteract age-related declines in memory and other cognitive skills.


Program: Process Control Instrumentation of Polyethylene Plant

An advanced process control system was designed for production of high density polyethylene (HDPE). Yield controller, product quality controller, slurry concentration controller and cooling system controller had been designed and on trial in a commercial plant. According to reaction mechanism and analysis of huge amount of off-line data, a model was developed to fit quality-control parameters without installation of new on-line instruments. By implementing the software for switching between grades, the switching time shortened and amount of off-grades decreased. The switching operation was optimized. By application of APC software in HDPE plant, fluctuation of product quality was smoothed down, switching time shortened by 30%, and yield of main products increased about 5 %. Stability and safety of operation improved.



Program: An Introduction to Industrial Automation

The term Automation is coined by an Engineer from Ford Motor Company, who were pioneers in industrial automation and manufacturing assembly line. In the beginning, the industrial production process is based on the eyes, hands and brain of a worker, in contrast to modern day sensors, actuators and computers

Originally, the implementation of automation in a production process is focused on replacing a human worker with an independent machine. Initially, these independent machines had to be coordinated by a human supervisor for a smooth production process.

But with technological developments in analog and digital control systems, microprocessors and PLCs (Programmable Logic Controllers) and various sensors, it has become very easy to synchronize several independent machines and processes and achieve true industrial automation.

With the rise in industrial economy, the business strategies for industrial automation have also changed over time.



Program: Magnetic and Spectrometric Survey(An Introduction to Multi-parameter Geophysical Airborne Survey)

Crustal magnetic fields were first measured systematically by airborne surveys in the 1930s. Today, crustal magnetic fields are also measured in boreholes, from ships and balloons, and from terrestrial and planetary spacecraft. Metamorphism, petrology, and redox state all have important effects on the magnetism of crustal materials. Mapping of the crustal magnetic field provides a third dimension to surface observations of the Earth's composition and geologic structure, and a suite of mathematical tools has been developed to assist with this interpretation. Studies of crustal magnetism have contributed to geodynamic models of the lithosphere, geologic mapping, and petroleum and mineral exploration. Inferences from crustal magnetic fields, interpreted in conjunction with other information, can locate geologic features that have a magnetic contrast with their surroundings



Program: An Introduction to Design Life Cycle of Electrical and Instrumentation Systems

Association of Instrumentation & Control Engg. has organized a webinar on “An Introduction to Design Life Cycle of Electrical and Instrumentation Systems” on 29/11/20 by Mr. Deepak Pazhoor Control System Engineer Roy Hill, Perth, Western Australia and Thulasi Krishnankutty, Electrical Engineer Avid Resources, Perth, Western Australia. For regular as well as 16-20 pass out students.

They discussed about the principal objective of wastewater treatment plant along with instrumentation and electrical functioning and designing job role



Program: Future after instrumentation and Control Engineering

Association of Instrumentation & Control Engg. has organized a technical talk on “Future after instrumentation and Control Engineering” by Mr. Dein Devis on 28/10/2020, Deputy project manager, Tahal group. For regular as well as 16-20 pass out students.

Due to the COVID19 pandemic we conducted this program through online platform ZOOM. Mr. Dein Devis,is one of our prestigious alumni, he interacted and guided the students.

He explained the possibilities and ways to reach at wide range of career possibilities for instrumentation & Control engineers. For example, they might design strain gauges or sensors that capture data about the safety, efficiency, and reliability of machines used in manufacturing. Instrumentation engineers might be employed by manufacturing firms in both abroad and India, defense contractors, biomedical companies, or government entities; or they might work for private engineering firms..



Program: Robotics with IoT

NoviTech in Association with Department of Instrumentation and Control Engineering launches the FREE LIVE Webinar session on Robotics with IoT on 24th July 2020. Live knowledge sharing sessions by industry experts on latest and trending skills and technologies. This One Hour session provided the participants with an insight into the latest industrial standards and applications on the desired domain.

The IoT and robotics communities are coming together to create The Internet of Robotic Things (IoRT). The IoRT is a concept in which intelligent devices can monitor the events happening around them, fuse their sensor data, make use of local and distributed intelligence to decide on courses of action and then behave to manipulate or control objects in the physical world.

The IoT is a network of things that are connected to the internet, including IoT devices and IoT-enabled physical assets ranging from consumer devices to sensor-equipped connected technology. These items are an essential driver for customer-facing innovation, data-driven optimization, new applications, digital transformation, business models and revenue streams across all sectors. IoT devices are usually designed to handle specific tasks, while robots need to react to unexpected conditions. Artificial intelligence and machine learning help these robots deal with unexpected conditions that arise.


Technical Talk on “Job Opportunities in Instrumentation”

Association of Instrumentation & Control Engg. has organized a technical talk on “Job Opportunities in Instrumentation” by Mr. Gopalakrishnan, of Graphine Automation Pvt. Ltd. For S8 and S6 students.

There is a wide range of career possibilities for instrumentation & Control engineers. For example, they might design strain gauges or sensors that capture data about the safety, efficiency, and reliability of machines used in manufacturing. They also might design devices like blood glucose monitors, aircraft sensors, smoke detectors, or dynamometers that measure torque. They might develop electrocardiograph equipment and computed tomography scanners, or they might work on security systems. In addition, instrumentation engineers have been essential to the success of every aeronautical research project ever flown. Instrumentation engineers might be employed by manufacturing firms, defense contractors, biomedical companies, or government entities; or they might work for private engineering firms.


Workshop on “Calibration of Field Instruments”

Dept. has organized a three day workshop on “Calibration of Field Instruments” for S8 students by Revelation Automation Pvt Ltd .

Calibration of the measuring instrument is the process in which the readings obtained from the instrument are compared with the sub-standards in the laboratory at several points along the scale of the instrument. As per the results obtained from the readings obtained of the instrument and the sub-standards, the curve is plotted. If the instrument is accurate there will be matching of the scales of the instrument and the sub-standard. If there is deviation of the measured value from the instrument against the standard value, the instrument is calibrated to give the correct values
All the new instruments have to be calibrated against some standard in the very beginning. For the new instrument the scale is marked as per the sub-standards available in the laboratories, which are meant especially for this purpose. After continuous use of the instrument for long periods of time, sometimes it loses its calibration or the scale gets distorted, in such cases the instrument can be calibrated again if it is


A Motivation Talk - “LIFE AND CAREER: Day dreaming to Goal Setting”.

A motivation talk has organized by the INCON Association on 23 November by Lt Anzari N, Asst Director, Indian Navy based on the topic “LIFE AND CAREER: Day dreaming to Goal Setting”. All the students of ICE department actively participated in the event.

Calibration of the measuring instrument is the process in which the readings obtained from the instrument are compared with the sub-standards in the laboratory at several points along the scale of the instrument. As per the results obtained from the readings obtained of the instrument and the sub-standards, the curve is plotted. If the instrument is accurate there will be matching of the scales of the instrument and the sub-standard. If there is deviation of the measured value from the instrument against the standard value, the instrument is calibrated to give the correct values
All the new instruments have to be calibrated against some standard in the very beginning. For the new instrument the scale is marked as per the sub-standards available in the laboratories, which are meant especially for this purpose. After continuous use of the instrument for long periods of time, sometimes it loses its calibration or the scale gets distorted, in such cases the instrument can be calibrated again if it is


Technical talk on "Measurement & Calibration"

Association of Instrumentation & Control Engineering students, INCON had organized a Technical talk on “Measurement & Calibration” by Mr.Balachandran A S, Engineer Quality assurance, Cochin special economic Zone. The session explored different Calibration methods and the participants had keen attitude.


Fresher's Day

Dept. of Instrumentation and Control hosted a Fresher’s Day on 1st August 2019 to welcome the new batch (2019-23) of first year B.Tech students. It was marked as a memorable day in the life of every fresher at Instrumentation and Control Engg, SNM IMT Maliankara. The day was filled with excitement, joy, music, enthusiasm, laughter and happiness.


A Group Discussion Club

A Group Discussion Club was formed in our department to make the students aware of the latest happenings in and around the world. GD club conducted a program for the 3rdand 1st Semester students on the topic, “Invalidation of 1000Rs and 500Rs notes by the Govt of India”. Students participated and spoke about their views on this topic.

A Quiz competition was also conducted for the 3rd Semester and 1st Semester students. Students participated with great enthusiasm.