The industrial visit to Kerala Electrical & Allied Engineering Co. Ltd (KEL), Kollam was conducted as a part of AKIASSC’23 on Friday 10th March 2023. Forty-one delegates along with seven volunteers under the guidance of Dr. Vasanthi V visited KEL to interact with one of the largest productive public sector undertakings, a fully owned company by the Government of Kerala. The team reaches the location at about 10.45 am and the visit started with an introductory talk by Mr. Babu Raj. He explained about the history of KEL, other branches of KEL, and the products produced in each branch.

The delegates are grouped into groups of 3 and assigned mentors from the industry and also guided by the volunteers. The delegates got a clear picture of the regulatory box specially customized for Indian railways and explained briefly its parts, components, and features. And delegates got to know about various generators, their manufacturing, the theory behind the functioning of generators, and their applications. Most of the participants were very curious and conveyed their thoughts to the mentors, also mentors are always ready to answer their queries and supportive. The IV offered an excellent chance to investigate its practical usage in industry and yielded a wealth of valuable information.


On the industrial visit to Alind, the group reached the venue at 10:30 am. Th ii e visit started with an introduction by Mr. Sreekumar, who is an alumnus of TKM College of Engineering, Kollam, from the batch of 1983. Alind is a manufacturer of conductors with two divisions in Kerala. The group was divided into three groups of 15 each, and the visit commenced at 11:06 am. 

The first division visited was Electrogalvanising, which deals with coatings of silver and aluminum. The group learned about the techniques used for electroplating and the process of creating a conductive layer on metal surfaces. The second division visited was focused on ELCB (Earth Leakage Circuit Breaker) function. The group was informed about the function of ELCBs, which is to break the current flow and the use of vacuum techniques in their manufacture. The final division visited was focused on the making of ball bearings. The group was informed about the integrated components of ball bearings, the precision required in their manufacture, and the importance of assembling and sub-assembling with a 2mm difference. The visit concluded at 12:20 pm, with the group gaining valuable insights into the manufacturing processes involved in conductor production.


The Industrial Visit to KSEB as a part of AKIASSC’23, hosted by TKM College of Engineering, commenced by 10:30 am. The students and volunteers who reached the site were split into 3 groups. Each group was divided in such a way that they had 4 volunteers and students in a group. Each group also had a mentor who would clear their doubts.

In the first shift, two groups were taken to visit the internal systems in KSEB. The third group was taken to visit the external systems which consisted of transformers and other machinery. In the second shift, the first two groups were taken to the external site. Each shift was nearly an hour and the students interacted with the mentors and guides.  The industrial visit was an eye-opener for all the students as they learned about various industrial applications and how things work in a real-world industry. The industrial visit concluded with a group photo that included all the students, volunteers, and mentors.


The field trip to Munroe Island, Kollam organized by IEEE IA/IE/PELS Jt. Chapter Kerala as a part of AKIASSC’23 was held on 10th of March, 2023 from 01:30 PM. Around 20 boats were hired for the tour and each boat had around 7 attendees accompanied by a volunteer. The guide shared information about the various activities that are common on the island, such as fishing, coir-making, and farming. Overall, the field trip to Munroe Island was a great success. The students had the opportunity to learn about the traditional livelihoods, culture, and ecology of the island. The trip was educational and provided the students with a deeper understanding and appreciation of the island and its people.


IEEE IA/IE/PELS Jt. Chapter Kerala and IEEE SB TKMCE, Kollam jointly organized the All Kerala Industry Applications Society Student Conclave 2023 (AKIASSC’23) from 10th – 12th of March 2023 at TKM College of Engineering, Kollam.

DAY 1 

The registrations for the event started at 8:30 AM on the 10th of March 2023. The registration process ended at 9:30 AM. On Day 1, the delegates had the inaugural ceremony, industrial visits, and field trips.


The All Kerala Industry Applications Society Student Conclave 2023 is a piquant juncture of professional and academic minds focussed on technological innovation and excellence for the benefit of humanity. The first day of AKIASSC was on 10th March.

AKIASSC started with an inaugural ceremony. Ms. Sandra Baiju H gave a brief talk on the code of ethics, followed by a welcome speech from our chair Vasanthi Ma’am. It was actually mind-blowing. The presidential address was given by Janab Shahal Hassan Musaliar, Chairman, TKM Trust. After that Adithyan S Philip and Muhammad Aquil K gave an introduction to AKIASSC. It gave an idea about the 3-day event and its purpose. The inaugural address was given by Prof. Mohammed Kasim S Chair, IEEE Kerala Section. Dr. T A Shahul Hameed Principal, TKMCE Kollam did the felicitation and address by the Principal. Next was the felicitation by Dr. Biju K Secretary, IEEE Kerala Section. Er. Sajith C P, Head of Engineering Electric Vehicles BGSW released the EV Hack 3.0 Teaser which was a much-awaited moment.The newsletter Release was done by Janab Shahal Hassan Musaliar, Chairman, TKM Trust. The award ceremony was the next event done by Dr. Bijuna Kunju K Branch Counselor, IEEE SB TKM and Bijuna Ma’am gave a vote of thanks at the end. The last event during the inaugural ceremony was the MD session by YPs Ruben Mathew, Salih Yoosaf, Govind Raman, and Thomas K Gimmy. It was an excellent start for the grant event AKIASSC.


AKIASCC’23 organized by IEEE IA/IE/PELS Jt. Chapter Kerala and hosted by IEEE SB TKMCE conducted a networking session on 10th of March 2022 from 7:00 PM – 8:00 PM at APJ Hall of TKMCE. The event was conducted as a membership drive of IEEE and focussed on providing an opportunity for participants to learn more about IEEE and its activities, as well as the benefits of becoming a member. The session was efficiently handled by Mr. Ruben Mathew, Mr. Thomas K Jimmy, Mr. Govindaraman S and Mr. Salih Yoosaf who highlighted the initiatives of IEEE and the perks of being a part of IEEE. The benefits including access to online resources, discounts on conferences and publications, and opportunities to participate in local and international events were mentioned as the students got an incredible opportunity to connect with the professionals in IEEE and learn more about the organization. To make the event more engaging, fun games were arranged to entertain the participants. These were designed to encourage networking and team building so as to convey the essence of IEEE to the attendees.



The blockchain workshop was a 1-day workshop to impart foundational proficiency on it among the participants. The event commenced with a welcome address by Prof. Vasanthi followed by the introduction of the mentors of the day. It began with Divya Mam giving a detailed understanding of what blockchain is. There was a discussion regarding this decentralized network, its properties, the various components like header, body, hash, proof of work algorithm, tamper proof consensus and much more. 

Block chain variants such as bitcoin, ethereum, hyperledger fabric, its characteristics were a crucial point of discussion. A case study was conferred, followed by which Soya mam took over the class after a short interval, during which refreshments were provided. 

Soya mam discussed in detail about hyperledger fabric, the channel and its types and uses. She oriented her teaching towards authority, control, protocol-related studies, how blockchain transacts and secures the transactions, its strategy in detail. They had elaborated on its advantages especially with frequent illegal hacking and digital attacks today, blockchain is gaining sharp popularity as each day progresses. The session winded up with a vote of thanks and Prof. Vasanthi presenting mementos to the resource persons.


A workshop on Drivetrain in EV was conducted on the second day of the conclave from 9:30 am to 12:30 pm and from 1:30pm to 4:00 pm. The workshop was organized in two sessions in which the morning session covered up the theoretical part and afternoon session dealt with the simulation so that students could solidify the concepts learned in the first session.

The morning session was handled by Dr.Soby T Varghese, Assistant Professor at Electronics Department in IHRD group of institutions. The session started at 9:30am and the speaker was welcomed by the volunteers. It began by introducing the electric vehicle topologies and utilization. He also has put forward the classification of EV based on various parameters like connectivity etc. The different parameters to be considered while selecting motor drives for EV, differences between general motor and EV motor, typical output characteristics of an EV Motor drive were the other areas covered.First session ended at 12 noon. A momento was presented to the speaker as a token of love and gratitude by Dr. Bijuna Kunju, General Chair, AKIASSC’23. The afternoon session was handled by Mohamed Aslam, CEO of InQube  Innovations Pvt. Ltd. The second session concentrated on simulation works in MATLAB Software. basics of DC motor speed control, different PWM techniques, PMSM controller, SRM Controller etc were topics of discussion. Many simulation works including BLDC Communication and its logic were discussed. This helped the students to comprehend the concepts better.The speaker was presented with a momento by Dr.Vasanthi V, Chairperson, IEEE IA/IE/PELS Jt. Chapter Kerala. 

Throughout the workshop, both the speakers emphasized on the importance of electric vehicle drivetrain systems in reducing carbon emissions and promoting sustainable transportation. They also highlighted the potential career opportunities in this field and encouraged attendees to pursue further studies and research in this area. The workshop was overall very informative and engaging, providing the attendees both with theoretical and practical knowledge.


A hands-on workshop on Revit software was conducted on the second day of AKIASSC’23 from 9:00 AM at the CAD lab of TKM College of Engineering, Kollam. The workshop was taken by Mr Krishna Kumar, faculty of TKM College of Engineering. The session began at 9 am. Scope of Revit software was discussed. An introduction to MEP was given along with its scope and application . To give an overview on how this knowledge can be applied in real life smart home wiring were also discussed.Different types of drawings were discussed. Each of them were explained in detail.

After this they had set up the revit software in the systems provided and they dived into the software. They moved on to the basic tools and how to use them. 3D models of walls for a building were designed with windows and door positioning. The students had a really good time doing it themselves. The doubts were also cleared along the way. In the afternoon session few of the theory topics like refrigeration units, fire damper etc were covered and also types of valves were explained. Various previously made drawings were displayed. 

They had an overview session in which the drawings were analyzed, the innovations explained, and the merits and demerits of the existing models were also covered. The session concluded by discussing the further innovations that they can bring to the models. Overall the session was very informative and Krishna Kumar sir handled it very well. He would go around clearing the doubts, discussing and interacting with the students. Everyone was able to learn about the tools and also design a mini model by the end of the workshop.


The Devthon, a 24 hour hackathon, was a key event of the AKIASSC’23, organized jointly by the IEEE IA/IE/PELS Jt. Chapter Kerala and IEEE SB TKM College of Engineering, Kollam. The hackathon, sponsored by UST Global, Trivandrum, provided an opportunity for students to showcase their skills and creativity, as well as network with industry experts and fellow participants.

The Hackathon began on March 11, 2023, at 9:00 am, and lasted for 24 hours. The venue for the hackathon was the APJ hall of TKM College of Engineering, Kollam. The venue was well arranged with separate tables for the participants, cables, plug sockets, and other necessary amenities. The event was well-organized, with five mentors and two coordinators guiding the participants throughout the event. The mentors were experienced students from TKM College of Engineering, specializing in mobile and web development. They were available to provide technical assistance and guidance to the participants whenever needed, helping to ensure that the event ran smoothly and efficiently. There were regular and timely mentor checks to help the participants to clarify their doubts, improve their solutions and get mentorship on the tech stack to be used for the development.

The problem statement provided by UST was given to the participants. The problem statement was “Design and develop a sustainable fish processing system that incorporates advanced fish nutrition and feed technology, fisheries management, economics, and technology, prioritizing the aquatic environment and health management, and utilizing waste to minimize environmental impact while increasing food security and economic growth in the fishing industry.” The hackathon attracted a total of nine teams, consisting of 30 participants from various colleges in Kerala.

Before the start of the event, the participants were grouped with others to form teams. This helped to promote teamwork and collaboration among the participants, as well as foster a sense of camaraderie and mutual support. The participants were provided with food and refreshments throughout the event, with breakfast, lunch, and dinner served at specific times. The organizers ensured that there was a constant supply of cool drinks, coffee, and snacks available to the participants, helping them to stay energized and focused during the hackathon. The judges for the hackathon were Rajendra Singh and Sachin Rustagi, Technology Evangelists from UST Innovation Labs. They evaluated the final five teams on the morning of March 12, 2023, from 9:30 am to 11:30 am, assessing the quality and feasibility of their solutions. The winners of the hackathon were R Anargha, Mridula M, C Swetha and Abhishek R from Nehru College of Engineering and Research Centre. They were announced at the valedictory function, with the prize being an 8-week internship with a stipend, at UST Global, Trivandrum.

Overall, the Devthon was a highly successful event, providing an excellent platform for students to showcase their skills and creativity, network with industry experts, and win an internship at a 

prestigious company. The event was well-organized, with the organizers and mentors ensuring that the participants had everything they needed to succeed. The hackathon was a testament to the talent and potential of the young minds of Kerala, who are poised to become the next generation of innovators and entrepreneurs.


The event was conducted as a part of AKIASSC 2023 in collaboration with IEEE SB TKMCE on March 11th 2023. the session was based on the topi “The System” where the education system and its pros and cons were discussed in detail. The event was extremely interactive and the participants had useful takeaways from the session. The speakers for the event were Mr. Neeraj Ipe, Mr. Varghese Cherian, Mr. Vinay and Mr. Robin Kanattu Thomas.


AKIASSC’23, organized by IEEE IA/IE/PELS Jt. Chapter Kerala and hosted by IEEE SB TKMCE, Kollam held a panel discussion on the topic ‘The system’ on 11th March, 2023 from 04:30 PM – 06:30 PM at PTA hall of TKMCE.. The vibrant panel consisted of Varghese Cheriyan, Head of Technology Service UTS, Vinay, Assistant Professor, Rajagiri School of Engineering and Technology, Robin Kanattu Thomas, Co-founder and CEO of Astrek Innovations and Neeraj Ipe, Chairperson of IEEE Kerala Young Professionals.

The discussion began with an introduction by the hosts Shivani and Nadha. The discussion raised an important topic about the relevance of our syllabus to the needs and demands of the industry in the real world. Various thought-provoking points regarding our syllabus have been made. Students were made aware of how volunteering in various organizations helps in their future careers. The panelists talked about how taking up entrepreneurship is a risk worth taking. The discussion went on for about two hours. The students were energetically participating in the session. The panelists and students were interacting actively with questions going back and forth. The participants made the most out of this opportunity.


The Cultural Night of AKIASSC’23 was held on March 11th from 7:00 PM to 8.45 pm at TKM College of Engineering, Kollam. The event was a resounding success with a large turnout of students and faculty members. The atmosphere was electric with excitement and anticipation for the performances that were to come. The event was organized seamlessly, with all activities starting on time and running smoothly. The highlight of the event was the performances by the music and dance club of TKMCE. The performance by the music club left the audience spellbound with their beautiful renditions. The dance club also put on an impressive display of various dance forms. The team did an excellent job of ensuring that the event ran smoothly, with no hiccups. The event was a testimony to the hard work and dedication of the organizing team and volunteers.


IEEE IAS/IES/PELS SBC Student Chairs meet was organized on the final day of AKIASSC’23. The meeting was held at TKM College of Engineering, Kollam at 9:00 AM. The meeting’s primary objectives were to present the annual report for 2022, discuss the event plans for 2023, and have effective interaction between the chairs with the Student Leadership Team and Professional Team of IEEE IA/IE/PELS Joint Chapter, Kerala. The welcome remarks were made by Dr. Vasanthi V (Chair, IEEE IA/IE/PELS Joint Chapter Kerala). She welcomed all the dignitaries present including Dr. Bijuna Kunju ( Immediate Past Chair, IEEE IA/IE/PELS Jt. Chapter, Kerala), and Dr. Biju K (Secretary, IEEE Kerala Section). Dr. Biju K led the training session for SBC Chairs. He painted a clear picture of reporting using v-tools. He also emphasized the significance of expanding the chapter’s membership and stepping up its activities. It was followed by the presentation of the future event by Adithyan S Philip (Student Representative, IEEE IA/IE/PELS Jt. Chapter, Kerala). Afterward, each SBC chair comes up with future event plans and details about previous events. The meeting concluded with the vote of thanks delivered by Ms. Anjana K P ( Malabar Hub Student Representative).


A Student Professional Awareness session was conducted on the third day of the conclave from 11:00 am to 12:30 pm by Prof. Jithin Jose, Assistant professor at Jyothi Engineering College, Thrissur and Jt. Secretary at IA/IE/PELS Jt. Chapter Kerala. The talk revolved around the topic Conquering Inhibitions, a necessary factor needed to succeed both in our professional and personal life.The session aimed to help students recognize how crucial it is to identify and overcome inhibitions that come across their life.

The speaker stated that inhibitions are unfavorable thoughts or beliefs that comes up which prevent one from achieving their goals and emphasized on the necessity on overcoming them to achieve growth both in professional and personal life.The speaker was able to convey his ideas in a lighthearted manner so that everyone could comprehend it and relate to it. He advised the students to first identify their inhibitions and their reasons and encouraged them to take up small challenges as means of confronting them thereby breaking out of their own comfort zones.He also shared some real life examples of people who have confronted their fears.His story of overcoming his fears was also recounted.

The session concluded with a question and answer session where the students got the opportunity to interact with the speaker. The session was overall very informative and inspiring and left a positive impact on the students assembled.


The talk session was conducted on the third day of conclave from 12.30pm to 1.15pm by Mrs. Jyothi Ramaswamy, Treasurer, IEEE Women in Engineering and Security Process and Policy Lead, TCS . In the talk session she talks about her life and experiences from her life journey.

The session was on the topic ‘Women in Technology’ , and the speaker took the audience to every situation in a woman’s life and especially through her life. As a women leader, she specifies the truth that women are treated equally as men throughout her speech and advises every girl to be bold and not to give up . Also shares her experiences as Security Process and Policy Lead in TCS and also about other positions she holds, and says that what matters in a technical field is knowledge and skill not gender. Additionally, she spoke about the struggles she faced to achieve success and happiness, which motivated and inspired the listeners.

The session ends with a question from audience side asking about how she manages to get to the heights, to this she answers in a very polite and truthful manner which was highly inspiring to the listeners.


IEEE IA/IE/PELS Jt. Chapter Kerala organized the fourth edition of the All Kerala IAS Students Conclave (AKIASSC 2023) in association with IEEE SB TKMCE in March 2023 to showcase the benefits of being an IAS student member. It gave the IAS Student members a golden opportunity to network with a number of IEEE Senior members & experts in the Industrial field, to be mentored by them in their field of interest and explore internships through personal contacts. 

The closing ceremony started with a welcome speech which was done by  Ms. Nadha Jabeen, Chair, IEEE SB TKMCE. The report presentation of AKIASSC’23 was done by Dr. Vasanthi V, Chair, IEEE IA/IE/PELS Jt. Chapter, Kerala which gave an idea about everything which had taken place during AKIASSC’23. The chief guest, Mrs. Jyothi Ramaswamy, Treasurer, IEEE WIE addressed the dias  followed by Felicitation by Mr. Imtiaz Ahammad and Dr. Muhammad Kasim, Chair IEEE Kerala Section. The winners of the hackathon were announced and awarded by the officials from UST Global, Trivandrum. The student leadership team  of 2022 was honored and they were thanked for their work and their contributions. A feedback session of delegates was conducted after the award ceremony and it gave an idea about to what extent events helped the students and what all improvements were to be done during the next AKIASSC. The ceremony concluded with the vote of thanks delivered by  Mr. Adithyan S Philip, Student Representative, IEEE IA/IE/PELS Jt Chapter Kerala.