Sci-Minds web Series: Webinar on Mathematical Modeling and Number Theory – Don Bosco College of Engineering

On the birth anniversary of the Indian mathematical genius Shrinivas Ramanujan, Dept of Science and Humanities of Don Bosco College of Engineering, Fatorda in association with R & D cell organized its first Sci-Minds web series on Mathematical Modeling and Number Theory on December 22, 2020 at 10am to 1pm using Google meet and live you tube link.

Prof. Vaishali Parakhi welcomed the participants and Dr. Kala Nayak shared her views on the webinar.

The speakers of the event were :

  • Dr.Venugopal,Professor of Mathematics in Department of Mathematics and Computer Science of Sri Sathya Sai University for Human Excellence, Kalburagi, Karnataka.
  • Dr Himadri Mukherjee , Department of Mathematics and Statistics, Birla Institute of Technology and Science Pilani, Goa Campus.
  • Dr.T.Venugopal spoke about how a real life problems can be solved by using Mathematical Modeling. He gave the participants various examples like: algebraic modeling, Decision problems, Transportation problem etc. He also spoke about Graph coloring and Mathematical optimization. He explained modeling and optimization problems in operation research with Microsoft Exel and solver.

    Dr Himadri Mukherjee spoke about continued fractions (Ramanujan’s stairway to infinity) He discussed an interesting puzzle and its solution with the participants. He also shared some anecdotes of Shrinivas Ramanujan.

    The India of My Dreams

    QUICK BITE – India of my dreams, a winning entry essay on ‘My Ideal India’ by Christopher D’Souza, organized by the Life Skills Committee in association with the Literary Committee In light of Gandhi Jayanti

    Leo Tolstoy once said, Everyone thinks of changing the world, but nobody thinks about changing himself. He stands true to his word, because if you take a look at today’s people, politics, education and finance, you’ll really be lost in thought about how messed up the world has come to be. Not just the world, if we take a look at our own country we will be really taken aback. If we picture our country as a plant, we will come to the realization that it does need a great deal of healing and nurturing. Its roots are damaged, its leaves are withered and its branches are almost broken into a thousand pieces. India, for long, has been termed as a Developing country, and heaven knows for how long it will continue to be called so. So, what exactly is keeping India back and what can we, as human beings and citizens of the country, do to save our Motherland? Let us take a closer look at some of the changes we can bring about, as a family, to our country.


    India is a country with a lot of people and a vast diversity. But a vast diversity also means a vast variety of problems among people. The first one of them, in my opinion, would be to improve the educational infrastructure of every state. In my past elementary school, I can distinctly remember how the computer lab had 13 computers, out of which only 3 worked. My classmates would always have to be selected 3 at a time, just to practice for the Computer Education lectures. It took around 3 weeks for the entire class of 36 to finally finish one chapter practically. Another really bad example of its infrastructure would be the teaching methods used. Most teachers would just ramble on, force feed the students with notes and in the end, make them throw it all up on the tests. That’s not education; that’s bulimia.

    There are many other examples of how the school lacked in supplying adequate drinking water facilities, toilet sanitation and much more. Looking back, most of what I can remember is how the infrastructure lacked on so many levels and could do better. Dyllan McGee rightly stated, I believe in change. I believe in the power it has to unite us and ignite us and I agree with him. I do feel that a change in India’s education system can be brought about, but it will only be possible if we each take initiatives by ourselves and deal with it together. The education system of India, for India to take its first leap towards development, should be greatly improved in every state, town and locality. That’s how an ideal education would constitute to an ideal India, according to me.


    VITA NOVA As a part of Campus Connect , Language department in association Library Club (Bibliotech) and IQAC organized VITA NOVA , literary fest of the year 2020-2021. The fest mainly focused on the constructive changes in ecology that happened in the context of COVID -19 Pandemic . The fest revolved around four events Wall Art, Bottle Art , Seed Paper pen and Happy Pots . The prior registration was done for all the events. On 20/01/2021 the fest began with wall art at 9.00 AM . 9 teams had registered for wall art. The Teams were allotted walls based on the lot.

    All the other events began at 11:30. Around 100 students participated in the events. The fest ended with a formal concluding ceremony along with prize distribution at the college auditorium. Fr. Mathew Kapplikkunnel SDB (Director), Fr. Raju Chakkanattu SDB (Principal), Fr. Lijo Kalambadan SDB (Vice Principal), Ms. Chris Aloysius (Dean of Academics) gave way prizes to all the winners. All the winners were awarded with cash prizes and an ever rolling trophy was given to the class with maximum participant percentage. Vita Nova was indeed a great opportunity for the students to nurture and exhibit their artistic talents and skills.

    KISMAT meeting

    KISMAT meeting -Evaluating our intervention for Migrant Youth of Thrissur, with Circle Inspector, Health Inspector, Excise Officer, Labour Officer and Director of KISMAT project.

    Autonomy Review Visit – Sacred Heart College (Autonomous)

    The Autonomy Review Committee constituted by University Grants Commission (UGC), New Delhi visited Sacred Heart College (Autonomous), Tirupattur-635601, Tirupattur District on 5th & 6th February, 2021. The six member expert committee constituting: the Chairperson Dr. N.C. Gautham, Vice Chancellor, Magatma Gandhi Chitrakoot Gramamdaya Vishwavidyalaya, Chitrakoot, Satna District, Madhya Pradesh-485334, Member, Dr. K.B. Sharma, Principal, S.S. Jain Subodh PG College (Autonomous & College with Potential Excellence), Jaipur, Rajasthan-302004, Member Dr. Shuchi Srivastava, Professor, Department of Humanities and Social Sciences, Maulana Azad National Institute of Technology, Bhopal, Madhya Pradesh-462003, State Government Nominee, Dr. G. Ezhilan, the Regional Join Director of Collegiate Education, Vellore-632006, University Nominee Dr. A. Liyakath Ali, Member Syndicate, Associate Professor, Department of Biochemistry, Islamiah College (Autonomous), Vaniyambadi-635752 and Coordinating Officer Dr. V. Jayaprakash, Section Officer-UGC-SERO, University Grants Commission South Eastern Regional Office, Chirag Lane, Hyderabad-500001 graced with their august presence in the premises of the campus for two days.

    The esteemed members of the committee were bestowed an affable welcome on the first day by the institution. The NCC Cadets, Sacred Heart College received them felicitously with Guard of Honour. Rev. Dr. D. Maria Antony Raj, SDB, Principal, Sacred Heart College, Rev. Dr. John Alexander, Secretary, Sacred Heart College, the Members of the Management and Office Bearers offered the Committee a hospitable welcome. After a short discussion, the members visited the various academic and non-academic sections of the institution.

    The sections include college office, laboratories, Internal Quality Assurance Cell (IQAC) office, Controller of Examinations (COE), library, archaeological discoveries, classrooms, departments, counselling center, research cell, play ground, gym, hostels, placement cell, extension services and the exhibition stalls of groups and movements. The committee met the alumni, parents, students, teaching staff and non-teaching staff individually. The college exhibited its extracurricular profile by presenting a variegated cultural programme before the committee in Kamarajar Arangam.

    On the second day, the members of the esteemed committee engaged themselves in team discussion and report writing. The committee conducted an exit meeting with Rev. Dr. D. Maria Antony Raj, SDB, Principal, Sacred Heart College, Dr. S. Sagayaraj, IQAC Coordinator, Sacred Heart College and Dr. L. Ravi, Chairperson, Autonomy Review Visit, Sacred Heart College to discuss the deliberations. The delegates completed their academic exercise and departed with profound gratitude. The management, staff and students were left with everlasting impression and scope for excellence in higher education.

    Awareness on Banking Ombudsman Scheme

    The Department of Commerce organized a webinar on 02-02-2021, for students in the department on the topic “Awareness on Banking Ombudsman Scheme”. The session was handled by Mr. Sreenath L., Assistant Manager, Office of the Banking Ombudsman, Thiruvanthapuram. Topics covered : 1) Banking Ombudsman. 2) List of complaints one can lodge with the Banking Ombudsman. 3) Situations in which the complaint can be rejected by the Banking Ombudsman. 4) The procedure for filing a complaint with Banking Ombudsman.

    The annual cultural fest

    The annual cultural fest of Sacred Heart College – HEARTBEAT 2021 was conducted on 31st January 2021 at 10:30 a.m. in Kamarajar Arangam. Rev. Fr. John Alexander the Rector and Secretary of the College presided over the function and declared the cultural fest open. The special guests of honour were Rev. Fr. K.J. Louis, Don Bosco – Pannur and Rev. Fr. Balasamy, Rector, Don Bosco Institutions, Fujairah, UAE. Rev. Dr. D. Maria Antony Raj, the Principal gave his felicitation and urged the students to emulate St. Don Bosco. Rev. Dr. G. Theophil Anand, the Vice Principal (Admin) coordinated the entire event. Students from almost 12 departments enthusiastically participated in this cultural fest. The competitions were conducted under 13 different categories to bring out the hidden talents of the students. The event was a grand success. More than 500 students participated in various events. The winners of the competitions were honoured with certificates and momentos. This event vouched for the wide variety of cultural talents of students from all disciplines.

    Knowledge Sharing Session on PV Array Design & Estimation – Don Bosco College of Engineering

    The R & D Cell (Department of Science & Humanities) of Don Bosco College of Engineering had the activity on January 23, 2021. The resource person was Prof. Harison Cota, Deputy HOD of Science and Humanities.

    In his session, Prof.Harison Cota spoke about the PV array model, the difference between the stand-alone model and the grid connected (net metering) model and how the consumption of energy decides the number of PV modules required to be installed. He explained in detail how to calculate the cost and consumption of the power units and the long term benefits of the same.

    Internal Idea/PoC Competition – Don Bosco College of Engineering

    Don Bosco College of Engineering, Fatorda- Goa is one of the institutes to be selected for establishing MHRD – Institute Innovation Council (IIC). Ministry of Human Resource Development (MHRD), Govt. of India has established MHRD’s Innovation Cell (MIC) ( to systematically foster the culture of Innovation amongst all Higher Education Institutions (HEIs) pan India. The primary mandate of MIC is to encourage, inspire and nurture young students by supporting them to work with new ideas while they are in formative years

    As part of the above, an Internal Idea/PoC competition was held on February 8, 2021 in online mode to invite ideas from young minds. This event helped validate a product/ business idea for potential.

    Two eminent jury members – Mr. Venugopal T R, Corporate Relations Manager at Forum for Innovation Incubation Research & Entrepreneurship and Prof Flavia Leitao, Assistant Professor ETC Department, Don Bosco College of Engineering, were invited to judge the event.

    Prof Swapnil Ramani, host and Co-ordinator of the event welcomed the judges and introduced the teams. A total of 100 plus students joined the meet and the participating teams presented fabulous ideas that addressed various socio-economic issues faced by the society. Students from first year engineering demonstrated highly professional presentation skills with great innovative solutions to problems that left the judges impressed.

    The finalists of the competition were Team Hexacore and Solutionism at its finest, followed by team Fabulous Five and SATRN Squad. In conclusion, the event was a great success leaving all students very motivated and giving them a reason to explore the world of Innovation and Entrepreneurship.

    Circuit Design & Simulation

    IEEE Student Branch of Don Bosco College of Engineering, Goa organized a Workshop on Circuit Design & Simulation for second year students of ETC Department. To bridge the gap between industry & academia, Prof. Yeshudas Muttu conducted a hands on workshop using the trending software in companies like Proteus & TinkerCad Circuits. The main objective of this course was to design & simulate the circuits and understand its working in detail that keeps students engaged with Practical applications.

    The workshop commenced with a brief introduction on TinkerCad circuits, followed by a brief session on initialization of the online platform, to simulate simple circuits like ohms law setup, series parallel connections, use of breadboard, power supply, oscilloscope and building rectifiers circuits. Later, Prof. Yeshudas Muttu explained Proteus software & its use in industry. This was followed by simulation of simple circuits like rectifiers, filters, amplifiers, oscillators, Multivibrators and RC circuits.

    To get well trained with the software, after each and every session, small exercises were given to the students. This hands on workshop was conducted on October 22 & 27, 2020, November 3,10 & 24 , 2020, December 15,2020 from 2:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m. and January 7, 2021 from10:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. Right from installation of Proteus software till simulation of various circuits was well planned & executed. Through this event, students were able to submit their mid-year document for Electronic Devices & Circuits Lab during the pandemic.