Collaborations

Academic Collaborations

 

THE CATHOLIC UNIVERSITY OF AMERICA
Academic exchange Programme between Christ University (CU) and Catholic University of America (CUA) allows a student to take up the following Programmes. 
•    Bachelor of Science+ Master of Science Programmeme.
•    Master of Science Programmeme:
Student Exchange Programme- Modalities:
•    Bachelor of Science+ Master of Science Programmeme.

1.    This Programme is composed of two consecutive degree Programmes. Students of BTech from Christ University (CU) can join Catholic University of America (CUA) as international transfer student to pursue bachelor’s degree after they complete two years of engineering study at CU. After successfully completing the bachelor’s degree at CUA School of Engineering, students from CU may be allowed to pursue their master’s degree through any of the following three options:
a.    Regular Master’s degree Programme
With the approval of the department chairs, up to two over-election of engineering courses at the graduate level beyond the normal requirements in the bachelor’s Programme at CUA may be applied to the master’s degree Programme at CUA. 
b.    Accelerated Bachelor’s/Master’s Programmeme.
An accelerated  Bachelor’s/Master’s Programmeme. was established to allow undergraduate students to pursue a bachelor’s degree and a master’s degree in a shorter time than pursuing both degrees separately. The requirements are :
•    The engineering student from CU who has completed at least 60 semester credit hours of undergraduate studies with a minimum cumulative combined GPA of 3.2/4 at the time of application is eligible to apply for the Accelerated Bachelor’s /Master’s Programme. Eligible students can apply to this Programme only before they graduate with the bachelor’s degree.
•    After the approval of application, the student is tentatively admitted into the graduate Programme of the major of the master’s degree. The admission will become official after the student earns the bachelor degree with a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.2/4.
•    Once admitted into the Programme, students must maintain a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.2/4 to remain in the Programme. Students with GPA less than 3.2/4 are automatically dismissed from the Programme and have to formally reapply for readmission.
a.    Joint Master’s Degree Programme:
All Master’s degree Programmes at CUA’s School of Engineering participate in a joint degree Programme that allows students to earn two master’s degree from two different concentrations. Students must satisfy all requirements for both Programmes. 
2.    Students recommended by CU will have to attend an interview with CUA Programme director.
3.    Eligible CU Students who are interested will be admitted as international transfer students.
4.    To get the 50% of yearly tuition fee as scholarship assistance during the last two years of Undergraduate degree,  students must be in the top 5 percent of their graduating class and should be recommended by the CU. Students will be fully responsible for other expenses including admission fee, accommodation, books, transportation and medical insurance etc. The 50% tuition scholarship may be granted to students for one more year to pursue their master’s degree, if they successfully maintain a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.2/4 for their undergraduate degree. 


•    Master of Science Programmeme:

1.    Students from CU can join CUA as international transfer student to pursue master’s degree after they complete bachelor’s degree in  engineering at CU. Students from CU may be allowed to pursue their master’s degree through any of the following three options:
a.    Regular Master’s degree Programme
With the approval of the department chairs, up to two over election of engineering courses at the graduate level beyond the normal requirements in the bachelor’s Programme at CUA may be applied to the master’s degree Programme at CUA. 
b.    Accelerated Bachelor’s/Master’s Programme
An accelerated  Bachelor’s/Master’s Programme was established to allow undergraduate students to pursue a bachelor’s degree and a master’s degree in a shorter time than pursuing both degrees separately. The requirements are :
•    The engineering student from CU who has completed at least 60 semester credit hours of undergraduate studies with a minimum cumulative combined GPA of 3.2/4 at the time of application is eligible to apply for the Accelerated Bachelor’s /Master’s Programme. Eligible students can apply to this Programme only before they graduate with the bachelor’s degree.
•    After the approval of application, the student is tentatively admitted into the graduate Programme of the major of the master’s degree. The admission will become official after the student earns the bachelor degree with a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.2/4.
•    Once admitted into the Programme, students must maintain a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.2/4 to remain in the Programme. Students with GPA less than 3.2/4 are automatically dismissed from the Programme and have to formally reapply for readmission.
c.    Joint Master’s Degree Programme:
All Master’s degree Programmes at CUA’s School of Engineering participate in a joint degree Programme that allows students to earn two master’s degree from two different concentrations. Students must satisfy all requirements for both Programmes. 
2.    Students recommended by CU will have to attend an interview with CUA Programme director.
3.    Eligible CU Students who are interested will be admitted as international transfer students.
4.    To get the 50% of yearly tuition fee as scholarship assistance,  students must be in the top 5 percent of their graduating class and should be recommended by the CU. Students will be fully responsible for other expenses including admission fee, accommodation, books, transportation and medical insurance etc. 

KYUNGPOOK NATIONAL UNIVERSITY

Memorandum of Collaboration between Kyungpook National University(KNU) and Christ University(CU), allows the CU students to pursue their Undergraduate or Postgraduate project work in KNU. 
Student Exchange Programme- Modalities:
•    Graduate and undergraduate students can apply. 
•    Maximum duration of stay will be one year.
•    Students need to pay tuition fee to Christ University and will be responsible for their own personal expenses including travel, accommodation , food , living cost and health care expenses. 
•    Students can opt for their study Programme at KNU in consultation with academic advisors from both CU and KNU. The academic performance will be evaluated according to the rules of the Institutions. 


INSTITUTE CATHOLIQUE DE PARIS (ICP), FRANCE
Academic exchange Programme between Christ University (CU) and InstitutCatholique De Paris (ICP), France aims Promotion of student exchange Programme for studies, training or research

Student Exchange Programme- Modalities:
•    Christ University will be selecting the candidates interested in carrying out their final year project work in InstitutCatholique De Paris.Christ University has all right to decide the number of students.
•    Students need to possess the minimum level of language proficiency required by the ICP.
•    The maximum duration of study will not be more than one year.  
•    Students need to pay the tuition fee to CU. 
•    Students will be responsible for all other expenses which include travel, living, health care and insurance. 

WUERZBURG-SCHWEINFURT UNIVERSITY OF APPLIED SCIENCES, GERMANY

The agreement is to promote activities in the areas of Joint Academic Programmes, Exchange of students per semester, and Exchange of faculty and academic staff.
Student Exchange Programme- Modalities:
•    Student exchange Programme includes various forms of educational activities like project work, internships, combined thesis supervision and post graduate studies. 
•    Christ University will be selecting the candidates interested and has all right to decide the number of students.
•    Students need to pay the tuition fee and accommodation and administration cost to Christ University. 
•    Students will be responsible for all other expenses which include travel, living, health care and insurance. 

•    Industry Collaborations(Already submitted)
•    Professional Networking

 

Industry Collaboration

Renault - Nissan

 

Under the MOU (Memorandum of Understanding) between Christ University , Bangalore and RNAIPL (Renault Nissan Automotive India Pvt Ltd.), Oragadam , Chennai , a four cylinder 65 HP class diesel engine hardware has been provided for research.  A MRP ( Major Research Project )-1302 has been sanctioned during NOV 2013  at the cost of about fifty lakhs and three years duration. The aim and objective is to ; 1) Create a state—of-the-art test facility 2) Evaluate the base line engine design characteristics  by extensive testing  and 3) engine mod by going in for a LHR ( Low Heat Rejection Engine) with the idea of providing value added inputs the existing engine in terms of better SFC (Specific Fuel Consumption) and reduced pollutants. The modification LHR engine is envisaged to be realized by coating  the  piston crown  with  zirconium  oxide  and  exhaust  manifold.  Specimen  coating  trials  are  in progress towards the goal of realizing mod engine. About a dozen thrust areas are identified. Over nine faculty and fifty students from various disciplines of engineering.

 

 

FESTO

This laboratory was established academia – industrial partnership in July 2013, with a focus and emphasis on training and giving hand on experience on various fluid powered equipments, functioning of their related valves, and circuit analysis of hydraulic system. Students are also trained on different automation systems, various applications in industries. The state of the art test facility available in the lab is one of its unique kind and helps students  to have better understanding of automation and related hydraulic circuitry.

 

 

BOSCH

Under the MoU between Christ University, Bengaluru and Bosch India Pvt Ltd, a laboratory has been established in the year 2016 which constitutes of Wheel balancing system, 3D Wheel Alignment machine, Vehicle maintenance crane, Tyre Inflator, Engine Electrical Circuit management system, Tyre fitting machine and Cabin Air Conditioning maintenance machine.  The state of the art test facility available in the lab is one of its unique kind and helps students to have better understanding of the vehicles electrical and wheel and tyre system maintenance.

 

Social Networking

IEEE

The Significance of IEEE

 

TheIEEE – the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers being the World’s biggest Professional Society, pronounced I-triple-E and abbreviated as IEEE. Founded in 1884 as the AIEE, the IEEE was formed in 1963 when AIEE merged with IRE. IEEE is an organization composed of engineers, scientists, academicians and students. The IEEE is best known for developing standards for the computer and electronics industry. 


In particular, the frequency band designations and standards issued by IEEE 802 are only widely followed globally, for wireless networks, Mobile communications,  Wi-Fi, Wi-Max, RFID, Bluetooth and Zigbee. IEEE has existence in regions from 1 to 10 worldwide and we belong to Asia-Pacific R10. The IEEE R10, comprises of 57 Sections, 6 council, 17 Sub-sections, 515 Chapters, 60 Affinity Groups and 958 Student Branches. 
IEEE SB (STUDENT BRANCH)

It is our pride that the IEEE Students Branch (SB) has been established recently on 19 March 2015 and officially inaugurated on 22 June 2015 at CUFE Campus combining the three circuit branches CSE/IT, ECE & EEE. Our Student Branch is identified in the IEEE Website as below:
Student Branch Code: STB17341, School Code: 60061261

IEEE SB EXECOM (Executive Committee Members)
Since its inception, the student branch has come up well and within a short period of its inception, it has come out with a huge member of about 85. The IEEE SB recognizes the valuable contributions of the past EXECOM Office Bearers in the growth of Student Branch.
Office Bearers for the Academic year 2015-16
1.    Chair Mr.Neil, 7BTEC, ECE Dept., 
2.    Vice-Chair Mr.Ramkumar, 7BTEC, ECE Dept., 
3.    Secretary Ms.Aishwarya, 7BTEC, ECE Dept., 
4.    Treasurer Ms.Betsy, 7BTEC, ECE Dept. 
5.    Jt.Secretary Ms. Caroline, 7BTCS, , 
6.    WebMasterMr.Krishna, 7BTCS 
7.    Public Relations Officer Mr.Joshua Daniel 7BTEE
8.    Event Coordinator Ms. Chandana S
The Office Bearers for the Academic year 2016-17
1.    Chair Mr.ArkaPramanik, 5BTEE, EEE Dept., 
2.    Vice-chair Mr.Kushal Gupta, 5BTEE, EEE Dept.
3.    Secretary Ms.Kiruthika, 5BTEC, ECE Dept., 
4.    Treasurer Mr.Divyendu Mishra, 5BTCS, CSE Dept., 
5.    Mentor Mr.Neil Tom, 7BTEC, ECE Dept. (Past Chair), 
6.    Web-Master Mr.Nishant, 5BTCSE, CSE Dept. 
7.    Membership Development Officer Mr.Ashwin Dixon, 5BTEC, 
8.    Public Relations Officer Mr.Akhil 5BTCS and 
9.    Jr.Membership Development Officer Mr.TejaswarSenthil Kumar, 3BTEE
WIE (WOMEN IN ENGINEERING)
The WIE has been officially declared by IEEE HQ as affinity group of IEEE SB with Geocode: SBA17341 on 04 April 2016. IEEE has offered complementary membership for all our student members which enabled us to start WIE affinity group under the already existing IEEE Student Branch.  IEEE-WIE is the largest international professional organization dedicated to promoting women engineers and scientists and inspiring girls around the world to follow their academic interests to a career in engineering. The main aim of IEEE-WIE is to conduct activities to promote women involved in engineering programs and to enhance the career advancements of them. Nowadays women's exposure to educational opportunities is substantially higher than it was some decades ago. To comply with the objectives of IEEE-WIE affinity group includes International Women’s Day celebration as one of its important activities with lots of special events.
Office Bearers of WIE
The WIE Affinity Group is constituted with the following Members: 
1.    Faculty Advisor: Mrs.Sreekala K, Assistant Professor, ECE 
2.    Chair: Ms.AishwaryaMuralidharan, 7BTEE
3.    Vice-Chair: Ms.Divya, 5BTEC 
4.    Secretary: Ms.Asvini S., 7BTEE
5.    Joint-Secretary: Ms.Anushika, 5BTEC    
6.    Treasurer: Ms.Vanessa 5BTEC
7.    IEEE Point of Contact Member: Mr.Vivek Ram, Assistant Professor, ECE    
APS (ANTENNAS & PROPAGATION SOCIETY)
The APS has been officially declared by IEEE HQ as Chapter under IEEE SB with Geocode: SBC17341A on 24 Feb 2016. The IEEE Branch Counselor Dr S Suganthi, a senior member and leading personality in the same field encourages young budding Engineers in this group to excel in the area of Antennas. 
Being one of the biggest technical associations under IEEE, it makes out a big platform to get connected with pioneers in the concerned areas of Antennas and Propagation as well as Microwave Engineering. The main objective of APS is to provide access to the most cutting-edge technical information covering Antenna Systems, Electromagnetic Wave Propagation, Transmission Line Technology, Wireless Communication, Remote Sensing, Biomedical, and other applications. It has transactions journals magazines electronic letters published periodically which are accessible by these APS members. Popular conferences all over the world are held to demonstrate its powerful existence which are also being utilized by our research scholars.
Office Bearers of APS
The APS chapter is constituted with the following Members:
1.    Faculty Advisor: Dr S Suganthi Professor ECE 
2.    Chair: Mr.Shashikumar Assistant Professor/ Ph.D. Scholar ECE
3.    Vice-Chair: Mrs.Chaithanya Raj, Ph.D. Scholar ECE - Vice-Chair 
4.    Secretary: Mr.Hareesh Reddy 7BTEC Secretary  
5.    Treasurer: Mr.Nadeem R 3MTCN –Treasurer
6.    Member: Ms.PragyaSurin 7BTEC – Member 
7.    IEEE Point of Contact Member: Mr.Vivek Ram, Assistant Professor, ECE
with ex-officio student members Ms.Sherry Ann, Mr.Jayakumar, Mr.Aman Kumar Singh Mr.Reyno and Ms.FarheenBano who passed out in the year 2016 from ECE Department.
PES (POWER AND ENEREGY SOCIETY)
The Power & Energy Society (PES) is one of the pioneering Chapter of IEEE that provides a forum for researching and sharing the latest in technological developments in the field of  electric power and energy. The Chapter focuses on identifying and  developing standards that guide the development and construction of equipment and systems, and for educating members of the industry and the general public regarding power conservation and optimized usage. Members of the Power & Energy Society are leaders in this field, and they derive substantial benefits from involvement with this unique and outstanding association.
The Mission of PES is to be the leading provider of scientific and engineering information on electric power and energy for the betterment of society, and the preferred professional development source for its members . Being a part of the IEEE-PES SB chapter opens a wide arena for the young engineering aspirants to widen their area of knowledge and their outlook regarding Electrical and Power Engineering. Various activities aimed under the Power & Energy Society aims to make good and responsible engineers who are sound in knowledge, expertise and ethically and morally responsible towards the betterment of the society.
Office Bearers of PES
The PES chapter is constituted with the following Members for the Academic year 2016-17:
1.    Faculty Advisor - Mr.Parag Jose, Assistant Professor, EEE Dept. 
2.    Chair: Mr. MangotSreejish, 5BTEE 
3.    Vice-Chair: Mr. PriteshBhagaria, 3BTEE
4.    Secretary: Ms. G. Sai Sarika,5BTEE 
5.    Treasurer: Ms. Dany Varghese 3MTPS thundering 
INTERNAL AWARD
The Office of IEEE SB has provision for Outstanding IEEE Volunteer Award for the academic year.  The best performing IEEE EXECOM or other Committee Student Member during the academic year shall be identified by the Branch Counselor & Local Advisory Committee Members and considered for the Outstanding IEEE Volunteer Award. However, the selection committee reserves the right of not selecting anybody incase of no deserving member. The Awardee shall be selected during the month of June and be honored during the forthcoming Inauguration of the Circuit Branch Department Associations.
Financial Support
The expenditures incurred during different events are supported by management of Christ University as well as IEEE Bangalore Section. 

SOME HIGHLIGHTS ON MAJOR ACTIVITIES IN THE ACADEMIC YEAR 2015-16
Inauguration of the Student Branch: 
The CUFE IEEE Student Branch was inaugurated on the 27th June 2015 in the presence of Mr.RavikiranAnnaswamy- Chair(2015-16), IEEE Bangalore Section. The Executive Committee was inducted and the annual plan of CUFE IEEE SB for the year 2015:2016 was stated.
IEEE SYW Congress 2015 (Karnataka region)
The SYW Congress 2015 was hosted by the Bangalore Section in association with Faculty of Engineering, Christ University, Bangalore during 28-30 Aug 2015, with a footfall of more than 200 participants- which included Young Professionals, Women in Engineering Members and IEEE Student Members from all the 6 hubs across Karnataka.
Conducted with a budget of Rs.2,36,000, which accounts for expenses of accommodation, food, registration kits, T-shirts, mementos, certificates, speaker travel and for the activities conducted, the event was well received and greatly appreciated by the delegates for the timely management and lively sessions. 
Membership Development Activities
A Membership Drive was conducted for the students of (3, 5 & 7 semester) second, third, fourth year B.Tech and (1 & 3 semester) first and second year M.Tech on the 27th of July 2015. The objective was to provide an awareness about IEEE, its importance and its benefits and to encourage active participation in the activities under IEEE. The speakers for the session were Mr. VishwasJois, Chair, Student Activities Committee (SAC), IEEE Bangalore Section and Mr. DarshanShivakumar, SAC Coordinator, IEEE Bangalore Section.
Second membership drive for the students of first year Engineering was executed by IEEE SB members themselves.
One of the best events after establishing the student branch was when the SB studnets were given the opportunity to co-host the SYW Congress 2015 in association with the IEEE Bangalore Section. The three day extravaganza lasted from the 28th to 30th of August, 2015 with a footfall of more than 200 participants- comprising of Young Professionals, Women in Engineering Members and IEEE Student Members from all the 6 hubs across Karnataka.
The SB in association with the departments of CSE, EEE and ECE organized various workshops, talks and internships for the students as detailed below.

 

 

The SB has also witnessed the successful establishment of the Women in Engineering affinity group, Antennas and Propagation Society and Power and Energy Society chapters. Various activities were conducted to promote the active participation of women within the campus, as a part of the International Women's Day Celebration which included fun games like Tug of War, triathlon and poster presentation which mainly focused on Women Empowerment in the fields of Technology and Engineering.These were the activities that paved the way for the student branch to be one of the most prominent ones in the Bangalore Section and the branch hopes to strive harder for being the best one very soon.
GOALS
To grow and become a full-fledged IEEE SB by encouraging membership from the students as well as the faculty members and to establish different affinity groups within the SB and keep all the affinity group and society chapters active and useful. 
PLANS FOR THE ACADEMIC YEAR 2016-17
The IEEE SB has planned the following activities for the forthcoming academic year under student branch, WIE, APS & PES: Inauguration with guest talk, tech talk, workshop, seminar, hands-on practice, Industrial visit, Mini-project exhibition and International Women’s day celebration.  


IETE
IETE Students’ Forum


The IETE Students’ Forum (ISF) has been started at Faculty of Engineering, Christ University in the academic year 2015-16 with the student’s strength of 54.
Objectives of ISF:
1. Improving standard of Engineering Education 
2. Counseling the students in the emerging new opportunities
3. Encouraging and motivating the outside class room studies /Workshops/projects/Seminars
4. Increasing the student base and corporate membership of IETE 

Activities:
1. To plan, organize Technical Programs, Special Lectures, Workshops, Seminars Symposia, exhibitions for the benefit of students.
2. To provide common platform for students to exchange of ideas in technical topics of interest, e.g., curriculum, employment, higher educational opportunities, emerging trends, etc.
3. To facilitate technical visits, project works, employment, contact with industries and academic institutions.
4. Encourage team spirit and self-reliance among student members.
5. ISFs should be a catalyst for the overall growth in technical and professional skills in young students.
Management of ISF :

 

Designation

Name of the person

Faculty Member

Dr. MAHENDRA V, Assistant Professor

Chairman

DIVJOTH KAUR HORA, 4rd Year B.Tech

Hony. Secretary

SRISTY HAZRA, 3nd  Year B.Tech

 

Executive Member

 

JOPHINS K CYRIAC, 4rd Year B.Tech

ARSHINE KINGSLEY, 4rd Year B.Tech

JOLY FARHANA ISHAKBHAI, 3nd  Year  B.Tech

THUSHARA G, 3nd  Year B.Tech

Activities Completed: 
19-Nov- 2015
1.    Inauguration of IETE Students’ Forum (ISF)    by Chairman, IETE 
2.    Invited talk on The current Scenario in Indian RADAR Dr. D C Pandey, Chairman, IETE
Photos:

 

 

11 – 12, March 2016
3.    National Conference on Innovative Engineering Technologies 
4.    Invited Talk on “Cell phone radiation and hazard” Dr. Girish Kumar, IITBombay.
5.    Invited talk on “Effective antennas and guidance system”,  Dr. BratinGhosh, IIT Kharagpur. 
6.    Invite talk on “Evolution of Electronics”, Dr. S Muttan. Anna University, Chennai.