College of Engineering and Technology is one of the top self-financing
educational institutions in Kerala which instils the students with the ethics
to help the society. The educational institution situated at Vazhakulam,
Muvattupuzha recently made headlines for its approach towards social commitment.
and college students of the Kunjippara tribal settlement in the Kuttampuzha
forest range, Kothanamagalam, had not enough basic equipment and power supply
to access the online classes during lockdown. The student members of IEEE SIGHT(Special
Interest Group on Humanitarian Technology) VJCET came to know about this plight
in the tribal area, submitted a project proposal titled “Smart
Classroom among the Woods” to IEEE SIGHT.
of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE), is the world's largest
technical professional organization which aims at using technology for the
betterment of humanity, and SIGHT is an affinity group of the IEEE. The project
proposal was approved and received a fund to complete the project worth Rs.
project, student members under the guidance of Professor Anish M Jose, Department of Electronics and Communication and student
organizers, Albin Paul and Ananthakrishnan S Nath,
set up a rooftop solar power plant at the only Government School in the
locality and donated laptops and projectors, thereby setting up a smart
classroom. The complete project work was entirely done by the
student members of IEEE SIGHT under the
supervision of technical staff of VJCET.
students of the tribal community can access the online classes as well as the
pre-recorded video and audio lectures with the help of the 2kW solar power
plant supported smart class room installed by the SIGHT team of VJCET.