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G5, Swiss Complex, 33, Race Course Road, Bangalore - 560001
Website: www.faer.ac.in || E-mail: office@faer.ac.in


Activities of Foundation for Advancement of Education and Research

Polytechnic programmes

q      Networking Laboratory at M. N. Technical Institute
q      Technology Application Centre at M.S.Ramaiah Polytechnic
q      PC Hardware maintenance and troubleshooting Lab at M.S.Ramaiah Polytechnic
q      Embedded System Laboratory at Acharya Polytechnic
q      UPS and Power Systems Lab at M. N. Technical Institute
q      Post Diploma Programme on Software Testing
q      Training Workshop for students

RF Measurements

Campus Wide Networking

Faculty Development Training Programmes

Faculty Empowerment Program on Software Testing

Motorola Scholar Programme

Other activities

Activities proposed

Workshop - Autonomy Programs

Workshop - Autonomy Participants

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Polytechnic programmes

Networking Laboratory at M. N. Technical Institute

A state of the art Networking Laboratory has been set up by FAER and D-Link India ltd at M.N.Technical Institute to facilitate the faculty as well as the students to get an indepth exposure to the current trends in computer networking focussing on extensive hands on working experience with various networking products (both wired and wireless). It is also proposed to conduct Faculty Development training programmes on Computer Networking by effective utilization of this lab resources for the training programme. Two faculty members from MNTI have been trained by M/s D-Link at Goa as a part of this lab activity.

Technology Application Centre at M.S.Ramaiah Polytechnic

The foundation in association with M/s Haritasa Electronics Inc, Bangalore has set up a Technology Application Centre at M.S.Ramaiah Polytechnic as a part of the Industry-Institute Initiative. This lab is currently working on applications of RFID devices and development of other RF applications catering to the industrial needs. A prototype of a handheld wireless RF remote has been developed to control upto 16 electrical appliances. The faculty attached to this centre under guidance from FAER and M/s Haritasa Electronics will be involved in design and development of various microcontroller based products such as programmable event timer for street light control, low cost traffic Signaling systems with solid state displays (LED) and many more. The industry had also recently offloaded their assembly and testing of the electronic modules to this centre which was a part of the major equipment being designed and developed by them for their clients. About 500 such modules were assembled, tested and handed over back to the industry successfully. The director and CEO of this company Mr. V. Prabhakar congratulated the faculty attached to this centre for having executed this activity to their complete satisfaction.

PC Hardware maintenance and trouble shooting Lab at M.S.Ramaiah Polytechnic

A laboratory completely dedicated to the PC Hardware maintenance and trouble shooting has been set up by FAER and M/s Taurus Hardsoft solutions Pvt. ltd, Bangalore. This lab. has been equipped with state of art PC's so that training related to hardware maintenance, trouble shooting, up-gradation and installation of OS can be imparted to the Faculty as well as the students. This centre has trained about 100 students and about 50 faculty members on Hardware Maintenance related to state of art PC's and also Networking products.

Embedded System Laboratory at Acharya Polytechnic

An embedded system Laboratory has been set up at Acharya Polytechnic, Bangalore in association with M/s Embedded system solutions Pvt. Ltd. This Lab is completely equipped with several Micro controller kits, interface modules and also PIC Micro controller Development system with software development tools. The resources of this lab have been utilized to conduct training programmes for both faculty as well as students from other Polytechnics.

UPS and Power Systems Lab at M. N. Technical Institute

The Foundation in association with M/s Auro Power Systems, Bangalore has set up an UPS and power systems lab at M. N. Technical Institute, Bangalore. This lab provides training in assembling, testing and trouble shooting of UPS systems for the students and faculty. Both students and faculty are being taken to the industry for advanced training in UPS systems and also their experts visit the institute periodically for imparting training to Faculty and students.

Post Diploma Programme on Software Testing

Several Polytechnics Principals and the Directorate of Technical Education (DTE) expressed their grave concern about diploma students in Computer Science and Information Science not getting placements in Software companies as compared to their BE counterparts. Hence they approached the foundation for assistance and suggestions to overcome this malady. FAER immediately came to their rescue by suggesting to start a post diploma Programme in Software testing as this would provide the necessary skills for a diploma student to suit the Software Industry needs in testing. On request from the DTE, the foundation in consultation with expert members drawn from the industry like Motorola, Jataayu have prepared the necessary curriculum which has been approved and accepted by the Directorate of Technical Education (DTE) for immediate launching of this 15 month Post Diploma Programme in Software Testing The first batch is scheduled to commence from June/July 2005.Initially it is proposed to run this programme in a few selected Private and Government Polytechnics for which FAER will assist in faculty recruitment and training. On successful completion of this course, several software companies would certainly consider the students for placement as testers.

Training Workshop for students

The foundation has organized the following workshops for students of M. N. Technical Institute on request from the Secretary, MNTI:

A three day workshop on advanced micro controllers and their applications was conducted by Mr. Arun Kumar of A. R. Consultants, Bangalore between Jan 29th- 31st 2005. This workshop touched upon both theory and programming aspects of Holtek Micro controller, extensively used in the consumer and telecom products. On the concluding day of the workshop, the students were made to build their own mini project based on this micro controller. About 80 students participated in this workshop.

A three day workshop on Digital Electronics was conducted by M/s A.R.Consultants between Feb.23rd-25th, 2005 .This workshop aimed at providing the basic concepts of digital circuits and building blocks. Extensive lab sessions facilitated the students to carry out experiments in understanding the operation of the various digital device components. (IC's). About 120 students attended this workshop. Students were encouraged to design and build their own mini project at the concluding day of the workshop.

A three day workshop on Web Design was conducted by Mr. Prasanna Kumar, resource person from   M/s Tomax, Bangalore between March10th-12th ,2005.This workshop focused on Web technologies, HTML and web page design with intensive practical hands on sessions for students audience numbering to about 80.

A three day workshop on Sensors and their applications was conducted by M/s A.R.Consultants between March 17th-19th 2005.The students were exposed to various types of sensors deployed in the industries by way of both theory and practical sessions.

Several sensors circuits were built, tested and their characteristics understood. About 75 students attended this workshop.

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RF Measurements

A three-day Faculty Training programme on "Radio Frequency Measurements" was been conducted at East-West Institute of Technology, Bangalore from 10th to 12th August 2005 in association with M/s Agilent Technologies India Pvt. Ltd., and Foundation for Advancement of Education and Research (FAER).

Radio Frequency Technology

There has been a lot of recent developments in the area of Radio Frequency (RF) technology. Many new instruments, measurement techniques and technologies are being introduced in the market frequently. In order to bridge the gap between the technologies is available and learning processes, the Foundation for Advancement of Education and Research (FAER) in association with Agilent Technologies and East West Institute of Technology, is conducting a faculty training programme on RF measurements for engineering college teachers. The workshop covers basics of RF Measurements, Network Analysis and Measurements, basics of Spectrum Analysis, Noise Figure Measurements and Connected Solutions. 

About Agilent Technologies

Agilent delivers critical tools and technologies that sense, measure and interpret the physical and biological world. The innovative solutions enable a wide range of customers in communications, Electronics, Life sciences and chemical analysis to make technological advancements that drive productivity and improve the way people live and work. Agilent's manufacturing, R&D, sales and support capabilities around the world give customers the flexibility they need in today's competitive environment. The test and measurements business provides standard and customized solutions that are used in the design, development, manufacture, installation, deployment and operation of electronic equipments, communication networks and services. The product areas of Agilents include testing solutions for fibre optic networks, broadband and data networks, automated X-ray inspection products, RF and microwave communication devices.      

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Campus Wide Networking

A two day programme on "Campus wide Networking" was been conducted at B.M.S. College of Engineering, Bangalore from 26th to 27th August 2005 in association with Director of Technical Education, Govt. of Karnataka and Foundation for Advancement of Education and Research (FAER).

Sl. No.

Institution

Name of the Faculty / Staff

1.

BMSCE, Bangalore

Sri. Gowrishankar

2.

MCE, Hassan 

K. C. Ravishankar

3.

MCE, Hassan

H. S. Prabhakara

4.

MSRIT, Bangalore

Ms. Anita Kanavalli

5.

MSRIT, Bangalore

Mr. H. M. P. Shekar

6.

NIE, Mysore

Dr. T. H. Sreenivas

7.

SDMCE, Dharwad

Sri. J. V. Vadavi

8.

SDMCE, Dharwad

Sri. F. A. Shaikh

9.

SSIT, Tumkur

C. D. Guruprasad

10.

SSIT, Tumkur

Prof. Karunakara

11.

SSIT, Tumkur

Darshan Chitrapur

12.

UBDTCE, Davangere

B. N. Veerappa

13.

UBDTCE, Davangere

K. S. Sridhar

14.

UVCE, Bangalore

Dr. K.S. Gurumurthy

15.

DTE, TEQUIP

A. M. Subramanyam

16.

PDACE, Gulburga

Khaja Moinmuddin

17.

DAIT, Bangalore

Prof. B. S. Umashankar

18.

DAIT, Bangalore

Prof. J. Senthilnath

 Programme Schedule

Friday 26th August 2005

9.30

-

10.00

:

Introduction : Prof K. Basavaraj, DTE, Government of Karnataka

10.00

-

10.45

:

Overview : Prof. D. K. Subramanian

10.45

-

11.00

:

Coffee break

11.00

-

12.00

:

Backbone : Mr Prabhu, CEO, PAM Networks

12.00

-

13.00

:

LAN for Buildings : Mr Satishkumar, CMC Ltd.

13.00

-

13.45

:

Lunch break

13.45

-

14.45

:

Wireless LAN for Buildings : Mr Padmanabha, WIPRO

14.45

-

15.25

:

Demo 1 - Krone

15.25

-

15.40

:

Coffee break

15.40

-

16.20

:

Demo 2 - CISCO

16.20

-

17.00

:

Demo 3 - 3com

17.00

-

17.40

:

Demo 4 - HCL Comnet

Saturday 27th August 2005

9.00

-

10.30

:

Operational issues :  Mr Padmanabha, WIPRO

10.30

-

10.45

:

Coffee break 

10.45

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12.15

:

Applications  : Dr K V Subramanian   TCS

12.15

-

13.00

:

Demo 5 - Nortel

13.00

-

13.45

:

Lunch break

13.45

-

14.25

:

Demo 6 - Tyco

14.25

-

15.00

:

Demo 7 - Dlink

15.00

-

15.15

:

Coffee break

15.15

-

16.15

:

Integration  : Mr Prabhu, CEO, PAM Networks

16.15

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17.00

:

Conclusion  : Mr K S Viswanathan, VP, WIPRO

 

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FAER has been playing a very important role in bridging the gap between Industries and Academic Institutions by way of conducting a series of Faculty Development Training Programmes .These programmes are conducted by the industry experts wherein the current trends in various technology fronts are brought to the faculty with adequate theory and hands on practical sessions. Some of the programmes organized by the foundation are:

1.      Electronic Digital Exchanges by M/s Alcatel Business Systems at M. S. R. Polytechnic, Bangalore (23rd-24th June 2003, Inaugurated by Mr V. R. Pradeep, Managing Director ABS Ltd)

2.      Computer Networking by M/s D-Link India Ltd at M. N. Technical Institute, Bangalore (10th -11th July 2003, Inaugurated by Mr. Mahesh Kumar Jain, Chairman Integra Group of Companies)

3.      Microcontroller Tutorials by Embedded systems solutions Ltd at Acharya Polytechnic, Bangalore. (20th-23rd Aug 2003, inaugurated by Mr Ruchir Shukla, Technical Manager, Delphi Automotive systems, ITPL Park)

4.      Introduction to power system conditioning and protection by M/s Auro Power systems at K. S. Polytechnic, Bangalore. (20th Sept. 2003, Inaugurated by Prof V. Ramnarayan, EE Dept. Indian Institute of Science)

5.      Basics of Process Automation by M/s ABB India Ltd at S. J. Polytechnic, Bangalore (17th-18th Oct 2003,Inaugurated by Dr Sridhar Mitta, Managing Director, E4E Labs.)

6.      Simputers and their Applications by M/s Pico Peta Simputers Ltd at East West Institute of Technology, Bangalore.( 30th - 31st Jan 2004)

7.      Wireless Networks by M/s Intel at K. S. Institute of Technology, Bangalore (29th-30th March 2004)

8.      Principal's conference on "Hardware Systems Maintenance Workshop at Polytechnics" by M/s Intel at IISc, Bangalore.(27th March 2004)

9.      Trainers Training programme on PC maintenance and servicing by Taurus Hardsoft Solutions and M/s Intel at M. S. R. Polytechnic.(11th-13th Aug 2004)

10.  Microcontrollers and their Applications by M/s A.R.Consultants at V. E. T. Polytechnic, Bangalore. (6th-8th Oct. 2004, Inaugurated by Prof. D. K. Subramanian, Dean and Professor, Indian Institute of Science)

11.  PC Maintenance ,Servicing and Networking by M/s Taurus Hardsoft Solutions Ltd at M. S. R.   Polytechnic, Bangalore. (3rd-5th March 2005)

12.  Introduction to PLD's and FPGA's by M/s C-G Correl (XILING Partners) at M. S. R. Polytechnic, Bangalore 16th April 2005, Inaugurated by Prof. D K Subramanian, President, FAER)

13.  Faculty Empowerment Programme, a One-week training program to Polytechnic teachers on introducing of a new course, PG Diploma in “Software Testing” was held from 11th to 16th July 2005 at M S Ramaiah Institute of Technology, Bangalore.

14.  A three day Faculty Training programme on " Radio Frequency Measurements " was been conducted at East -West Institute of Technology, Bangalore from  10th to 12th August 2005 in association with M/s Agilent Technologies India Pvt. Ltd. and Foundation for Advancement of Education and Research (FAER). 

15.  A two day programme on " Campus wide Networking " was been conducted at B. M. S. College of Engineering, Bangalore from  26th to  27th August 2005 in association with Director of Technical Education, Govt. of Karnataka and Foundation for Advancement of Education and Research (FAER). 

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The foundation for advancement of education and research (FAER) a non profit registered trust promoted by academics and industry leaders has been promoting several programs and projects to improve the quality of education at all levels and introduce new and innovative programs on education. The foundation has already conducted several programs on modern technologies like wireless, pc servicing, simputers, rf technologies, power conditioning, networks, web design etc for faculty of engineering colleges and polytechnics.

The foundation looked at the polytechnic education and discussed various options of long-term educational programs. Based on these discussions it was decided to promote a post diploma program in a very important and employment oriented area like software testing. The program was approved by the Board of Technical Education and Government of Karnataka for running in two polytechnics. FAER developed the curriculum after several rounds of discussions with industrialists.

The curriculum deals with the relevant mathematics and problem solving techniques. It includes software engineering quality engineering, testing models, techniques plans and implementation, scripting languages, testing platforms with about 50% of time on lab work. 

We are also responsible to conduct faculty-training programs and maintain quality of the entire activities. So FAER has decided to conduct a one-week faculty program on testing essentially to provide knowledge on testing, quality, industry practices and tools and motivate them in this direction during July 11th to July 16th. The program will focus on both theory and lab work with Handson.

The one-week program will be handled by senior and experienced industry leaders. The faculties are Prof Rajanikanth of MSRIT, Dr. K. Subramanian and Prashant Joshi from Motorola, Ravi Ram and Rajan from Integra Micro Systems, Praharaj from Jataayu Software, Prof D K Subramanian. There will be a large component of labs and demonstration of tools. Dr V Gopalakrishna technical director jataayu software will coordinate the program.

The main objective is to provide the requisite inputs to teachers so that they can provide quality teaching to students in the coming years. About thirty teachers from several govt. and private polytechnics will participate in this program. This will be a new endeavor in improving the purpose and skills of our polytechnic education and may be a forerunner for several programs. This program will reach to other polytechnics in the coming years. We seek your support for this experiment.

The program is supported by the Directorate of Technical Education, Government of Karnataka and will be run at M.S. Ramaiah Institute of Technology, Bangalore.

Inaugurated by Dr. M P Ravindra, Vice President (Education and Research), Infosys, Prof. K Basavaraj, Director of Technical Education, Prof D K Subramanian, President FAER, Prof Rajanikanth, Principal, M S Ramaiah Institute of Technology on 11th July 2005.

List of participants

Sl.
No.

Name of the Participant

Designation

Name of Institution

1.

Padmavathi K G

Sr. Programmer

Dept of Technical Education

2.

Ayesha Sultana

Lecturer

Ghousia Polytechnic, Bangalore

3.

Mani Megalimi

Lecturer

Ghousia Polytechnic, Bangalore

4.

Vasudev N

Sr. Grade Lecturer

Govt. Polytechnic Soraba

5.

Leelavathi

Sr. Grade Lecturer

Govt. Polytechnic, Chintamani

6.

Radha H R

Sr. Grade Lecturer

Govt. Polytechnic, K R Pet

7.

Kantharaju

Sr. Grade Lecturer

Govt. Polytechnic, Ramnagar

8.

Harita

Sr. Grade Lecturer

Govt. Women’s Polytechnic, Bangalore

9.

Ashok Kabbur

Sr. Grade Lecturer

Govt. Women’s Polytechnic, Hubbli

10.

Talwar P D

Sr. Grade Lecturer

Govt. Women’s Polytechnic, Mangalore

11.

Niranjan A

Lecturer

M N T I, Bangalore

12.

Poornima C T

Lecturer

M N T I, Bangalore

13.

Derika

Lecturer

M S Ramaiah Polytechnic, Bangalore

14.

Nagarathna

Lecturer

M S Ramaiah Polytechnic, Bangalore

15.

Narayan Reddy

Lecturer

M S Ramaiah Polytechnic, Bangalore

16.

Shrinivas

Lecturer

M S Ramaiah Polytechnic, Bangalore

17.

Sreelatha

Lecturer

M S Ramaiah Polytechnic, Bangalore

18.

Sujatha Joshi

Sr. Grade Lecturer

M S Ramaiah Polytechnic, Bangalore

19.

Sushma Shetly

Lecturer

M S Ramaiah Polytechnic, Bangalore

20.

Gayathri V

Sr. Grade Lecturer

S. J. Polytechnic, Bangalore

21.

Kavita

Sr. Grade Lecturer

S. J. Polytechnic, Bangalore

22.

Tulasi M B

Sr. Grade Lecturer

S. J. Polytechnic, Bangalore

23.

Usharani

Sr. Grade Lecturer

S. J. Polytechnic, Bangalore


 

Programme Schedule

Date

Day

Topic

Faculty

11-07-05

1

Software Testing – What, Why & How?

Prof D K Subramanian,

President FAER

Linux Administration 

Mr. Yeshwant Hegde K

System Administrator

M/s Integra Microsystems

Lab I – Linux Installation

And Quiz

Mr. Yeshwant Hegde K,

Mr. Arun Kumar 

System Administrator

Jataayu software ltd and

Ms. Vidya B

12-07-05

2

Quality Processes

Dr. Sanjay Chitnis

Motorola India Electronics

Quality standards

Dr. Sanjay Chitnis

Motorola India Electronics

Lab II - Configuration of Send mail/Apache/ Samba

Mr. Arun Kumar

System Administrator

Jataayu Software Ltd and

Ms. Vidya B

Lab III – Demo on High Availability Systems

Mr. Anantha Krishna H

Software Engineer

Jataayu Software Ltd

13-07-05

3

Scripting – Introduction to Shell Scripting

Mr. Krishnayya Shenoy

In-charge Resource  re-engineering

M/s Integra Microsystems

Scripting – Introduction to Perl Scripting

Mr. Mahesh Kumar K

Project Manager

M/s Integra Microsystems

Lab – Shell Scripting

Mr. Praveen Mulajker &

Mr. Sivaramakrishnan

Lab – Perl Scripting

Mr Pavan Kumar G

14-07-05

4

Software Testing – Introduction

Mr. Rishi Aum Praharaj

HR

Jataayu Software Pvt. Ltd.

Specification Based Testing

Mr. Balan S

Quality Manager

Jataayu Software Pvt. Ltd.

Test Process Reports

Mr. Balan S

Quality Manager

Jataayu Software Ltd

Lab – Testing - I

Mr. Arvind K R

Project Leader 

(Testing and Quality Control)

Jataayu Software Pvt. Ltd

Lab – Testing – II

Mr. Arvind K R

Project Leader 

(Testing and Quality Control)

Jataayu Software Pvt. Ltd

15-07-05

5

Code Based Testing

Mr. Sunil R P

Senior Software Engineer

Jataayu Software Pvt. Ltd

OO Testing

Mr. Suma S B

Senior Software Engineer

Jataayu Software Pvt. Ltd

Lab – Testing – III

Mr. Sunil R P

Senior Software Engineer

Jataayu Software Pvt. Ltd &

Ms. Suma S B

Senior Software Engineer

Jataayu Software Pvt. Ltd

Lab – Testing – IV

Mr. Sunil R P

Senior Software Engineer

Jataayu Software Pvt. Ltd &

Ms. Suma S B

Senior Software Engineer

Jataayu Software Pvt. Ltd

16-07-05

6

Software Testing – Introduction

Dr. K. Subramanian

Strategic Quality Manager (infrastructure),

Motorola India Electronics Ltd

Teaching Software Testing

Prof. K Rajanikanth

Principal,

M S Ramaiah Institute of Technology

Quiz  

Test Tools

S D S Software & IBM

Valedictory function held on 16th July 2005, presided by Mr. Soumitra sana, Director, Motorola India Electronics and Prof D K Subramanian, President FAER. 23 Polytechnic teachers are benefited during the 6 days programme.

 

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Some of the other activities by the trustees are

Participation in the design, selection of agencies, curriculum, text book preparation, software development, reviews, monitoring and quality control for the Mahithi Sindhu program of the Government of Karnataka aimed at providing computer and computer based education in more than 1000 high schools; e-governance programs of the state government; curriculum development in several universities and institutions; computerization and networking for several industries and institutions; environment and energy initiatives including non conventional and renewable sources of energy; development of multi user computer systems for schools; assistance to AICTE in its inspections and hearing committees, development and porting of UNIX, LINUX and other open source software; development and application of wireless technologies and associated software, etc.

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The foundation has evinced interest in the introduction of Wi-Max Technology in India in association with INTEL. It is planning a new post diploma program on software testing for polytechnic students. This has been approved by the Board of Technical Education, Government of Karnataka.

Some of the other types of activities, proposed by the foundation are:

q      Motorola scholar program - Motorola Foundation has sponsored a scholar program to be taken up by FAER.

q      Faculty development programs in several areas like embedded systems, web design, PC servicing, wireless systems, system integration, in engineering colleges and polytechnics.

q      Assistance in the setting up of institutions in other countries.

q      Setting up of PC service centers in polytechnics.

q      Identification of potential, new areas requiring support.

q      Management programs / orientation programs for faculty.

 

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