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Mr. Amrut Phalguni Mohanty Mr. Dipti Ranjan Lenka

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Prof. Sangram Mudali Dr. Ajit Kumar Panda Ms. Geetika Mudali

National Institute of Science and Technology Palur Hills, Berhampur, Orissa. Phone: 0680-2492421, 2492422, Fax: 0680-2492627 e-mail: [email protected], Website: www.nist.edu. Cover Page : G.Jagannadh

From the Director's Desk

he recent success of NISTians in the just published semester examinations has been long overdue. 76 students of the 2008 batch scored over 9.0 in the 2nd Semester examinations ­ I congratulate all of them with a note of caution ­ the game has just begun! If we have to seize the academic leadership of the University, each and every NISTian has to rise to the occasion and demonstrate hard work and brilliance under pressure. I also congratulate the toppers of the 6th sem, 8th sem B.Tech, MCA, MBA and PGDM batches. Research has been hallmark of every great Institute. In NIST we have always believed in research led teaching. Hence the addition of extraordinary researchers such as Prof S N Behera, Prof S P Pati and Prof B Majhi to the NIST fraternity is a matter of pride. I hope students and faculty alike will take advantage of their presence and contribute substantially to the world of research. Every dark cloud has a silver lining. I see the situation akin to a jug half full rather than half empty. The recession is receding, albeit slowly, as a bad dream. The silver lining is that the new jobs which are being created will be challenging for us. The industry, particularly the IT segment, has to penetrate other countries (Japan is the next biggest bet with revenue of over $200m this year for the top IT firms) and also create more products and hardware. At the same time I am completely at a loss as to how suddenly IT has become a "do-not-touch" ­ as seen in the ensuing JEE counselling. I am not an astrologer, but to say that IT is over is really stupid. To those students who have opted for Computer Science & IT in the new Batch of 2009 ­ yours is the world to conquer. Bravo! On behalf of all the students, faculty and staff we extend a warm welcome to the new Batch of 2009 ­ May you all shine in the radiance of this wonderful Institute. 15 August 2009 Sangram Mudali

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From the Editors' Desk

he saga of good times - is all that we have been talking about for long. But now we need a re-think on the `good times'. With the worldwide recession upon us, it is wise to remember the old adage "when the going gets tough, the tough get going". Final year students are on the horns of a dilemma regarding their career choices. NIST, as usual, is determined make this arduous journey a lot smoother. NIST has taken a huge leap with the joining of Emeritus Professors, establishment and upgradation of the laboratories with state-of-the-art technologies, various research grants from Govt. of India, and round the year research activities in both National & International forums by both faculty and students. We offer the students of the new batch of 2009-10 batch ample scope not only to excel in their academics through studies and research but to mould them in the finest of shapes of `Personality of the Future' as well. Let's join our hands together in this quest for excellence. Let's take the pledge to make `the saga of good times' remain for us forever. NIST e_news, welcomes all its new readers to the abode of learning and awaits a better saga of success to be written. Dipti Ranjan Lenka Amrut Phalguni Mohanty 1 of 18

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Campus Placement for MBA Students

Batch (2007-09) till 4th June 2009. Basix Sl. No. Name 1 Suraj prakash Dalpati 2 Bhawani Prasad Pattnaik Capital IQ 3 Arpita Choudhury 4 K. Madhavi Genepact 5 Deepak Kumar Mohapatra 6 Neeraj Nishanta Shadangi 7 Rajesh Chandra Sahu Honeycomb Holdings Ltd. 8 Nirjharani Jena 9 Rati Ranjan Sahu 10 Sachida Nanda Mohapatra 11 Madhusudan Bisoyi 12 Jagannath Patra 13 M. Rakesh Kumar 14 Kamal Kumar Dalai 15 Pragnya Parimita Devi 16 Manas Ranjan Panigrahi 17 Bikash Patra 18 Meera Patra 19 Sunil Kumar Muduli 20 Sambhu Dash 21 Kishore Kumar Behera 22 Debasis Patro India Infoline 23 Sidheswar Patra Sl. No. Name 24 Christo Aditya Bikram Epari 25 Sanjukta Kampo Innovative Funds Ltd 26 Suraj Kumar Panda 27 Manish Sureka 28 Kishore Kumar Behera 29 Debasis patro 30 Sunil kumar dash 31 Tapasmita Sadangi 32 Trushnita Sahoo 33 Meera Patra 34 Utpala Kumari Mohapatra 35 Kajal Patel 36 N.Bikram Choudhury 37 Santoshi Sahu 38 K. Madhavi 39 Rajesh Chandra Sahu 40 Madhusmita Patro Max Newyork Life Insurance 41 Surya Narayan Choudhury Wipro BPO 42 Madhusmita Patro 43 Swati Panda 44 Kamal Prasad Badajena 45 Ardhendu Dash 46 Prasanti Dayal IMS 47 Swati Panda

AICTE Sponsored National Symposium

The AICTE Sponsored `National Symposium on Application of DSP and AI Techniques to Emerging Trends in Power Energy Systems' was held at NIST premises on 4th & 5th July, 2009. Prof. D. P. Kothari, Vice-Chancellor, Vellore Institute of Technology (VIT), Vellore inaugurated the symposium. Dr. P. K. Hota, & Dr. R. K. Sahu, VSSUT, Burla, Dr. Sidhartha Panda, NIST, Berhampur were the resource persons for the program. Participants from institutes like, Techno India & MCKV, Kolkata; IGIT, Sarang; KIIT, GITA, MIET, OEC, NMIET, Bhubaneswar; ABIT, Cuttack; JITM, Parlakhemundi; SMIT, RIT, GIIT, VITAM, and NIST, Berhampur joined the program. The symposium was coordinated by Dr. Gayadhar Panda along with Mr. Arabinda Panda and Mr. G. Prasad, faculty members, Dept. of EEE, NIST, Berhampur. National Institute of Science & Technology, Berhampur, 761008 2 of 18

AICTE Sponsored Faculty Development Programs

FDP on `Advanced Computer Control of Industrial Process and Automation'

A 6-day AICTE Sponsored Faculty Development Program (FDP) on "Advanced Computer Control of Industrial Process and Automation" was held in the institute from 6th - 11th July 2009. Prof. Amalendu Mukherjee, IIT Kharagpur, inaugurated the program as the Chief Guest along with other dignitaries, Prof. Sangram Mudali, Director, and Dr. Ajit Kumar Panda, Dean, NIST. Prof. Mukherjee discussed about the unified approach to physical system modeling as a part of `Industrial Process Control'. Prof. Mudali described the importance of `Industrial Process Control' in the present day research and technology advancements.

Resource Persons for the FDP:

Prof. C. S. Kumar, IIT Kharagpur, Prof. Joseph Anand Vaz, NIT Jalandhar Prof. Somnath Pan, ISM Dhanbad Mr. Bhawani S. Pattnaik, NIST, Bam Mr. Nihar Ranjan Sahu, NIST, Bam Mr. Swagat Samantaray, NIST, Bam There was an industrial visit to Indian Rare Earth Limited (IRE), Berhampur where various sections of automation was discussed on live applications. Participants from Guru Nanak Institute, & Calcutta Institute of Engineering, Kolkata; Purushotam Institute of Engineering & Technology, Rourkela; Jagannath Institute of Technology & Management, Parlakhemundi; Institute of Advanced Computer Research (IACR), Rayagada; Roland Institute of Technology (RIT), Berhampur, Majhighariani Institute of Technology & Science (MITS), Rayagada & above all the host institute, National Institute of Science & Technology (NIST), Berhampur participated in the program. The FDP successfully ended with a high note of appreciation by the participants towards the scope for research with ample of resources and the 20 hours laboratory sessions in the areas like, ARM Processors, LabVIEW, SCADA, Bond Graphs etc. The participants were distributed with Certificate of Participation. The entire program was coordinated by Mr. S.M.A.K. Azad, faculty, Dept. of EEE, along with the Department of Electronics & Instrumentation Engineering, NIST.

FDP on `Emerging Trends and Advances in Renewable Energy'

AICTE Sponsored Faculty Development Program on `Emerging Trends and Advances in Renewable Energy' (ETARE) was organized at NIST during 6th ­ 11th July, 2009. The program was inaugurated by Dr. D. P. Kothari along with Prof. Sangram Mudali, Director, and Dr. Ajit Kumar Panda, Dean, NIST.

Resource persons for the program:

Dr. D. P. Kothari, VC, VIT Dr. R.K. Swain, IGIT, Sarang Dr. K B. Mohanty, NIT, Rourkela Dr. D. S. Bagarty, CET, BBSR Dr. P. K .Satapathy, CET, BBSR Dr. K Vaisakh, Andhra Univ., Vizag Dr. K.S.R Anjeneyulu, JNTU, Anathapur Er. P. K. Das, Manager, IRE Ltd. National Institute of Science & Technology, Berhampur, 761008 3 of 18

Participants from JITM, Parlakhemundi; MIET, OEC, GITA, Bhubaneswar; RIT, GIIT, SMIT, KIT, Berhampur along with the host institute joined the program. The program highlighted entirely on different aspects of Renewable Energy. The FDP was coordinated by Dr. Gayadhar Panda, Mr. Arabinda Panda & Mr. G. Prasad with the support and cooperation of the EEE Department, NIST.

Workshop on Teaching Methodology for Management Programs

NIST organized a 2-Day `Workshop on Teaching Methodology for Management Education' on 10th & 11th July, 2009. Prof. S. P. Das, Xavier Institute of Management, Bhubaneswar was the resource person for the program. Faculty members of NIST B-School got immensely benefited by the areas, like, Teaching through Case Methodology, Consultancy, R&D in Management, which were covered during the workshop.

On-Line Microelectronics & VLSI Lab

An On-Line Microelectronics & VLSI lab is under development as a part of the proposal granted by the Ministry of Human Resource & Development (MHRD), Govt. of India, in association with Indian Institute of Technology (IIT), Kharagpur under the supervision of Dr. Satya Sopan Mahato, faculty, Dept. of Electronics & Communication Engineering, NIST. The objective of this Virtual Laboratory Project is to facilitate the students to perform laboratory experiments, using `Remote Triggering', `Simulation', etc., on-line which would enable students of NIST access some laboratory facilities of IIT, KGP, anywhere anytime. The project would be funded a sum of Rs. 6.0 Lakhs per annum. This is the first of its kind where NIST and IIT, Kharagpur have collaborated to get MHRD funding. Congratulations to Dr. Mahato and the ECE team!

Successfully BEC Certified

Our institute imparted a 30-Hour training program to a batch of 29 students (23 from NIST & 06 from RIT, Berhampur) for appearing the Business English Certificate (BEC) Examination offered by University of Cambridge in association with British Council and Biju Patnaik University of Technology (BPUT). NIST was selected as the training centre for the entire southern Orissa and Mr. Amrut Phalguni Mohanty & Mr. Dipti Ranjan Lenka were deputed as official trainers by BPUT for the institutes of entire south zone. It is definitely a matter of pride that the total appeared 27 students have cleared the certification course and have proved that they are all internationally recognized as good learners of English. NIST e_news congratulates all the certified students.

Conferences/Seminars/Workshops Attended

· Mr. Ratnakar Mishra, faculty, Dept. of Management Studies participated in a Faculty Development Program-cum-Short Term Course on `Case Teaching and Writing' organized by Indian Institute of Management (IIM), Kozhikode, from 8th to 13th June, 2009. The FDP was convened by Prof. Anand K. Unnithan of IIM-K and attended by 27 faculty members of various Business Schools of India. The case drafted there by Mr. Mishra on `Anupam Bharat' was adjudged as the best case among the participants and now he has been shortlisted for a presentation in an `International conference of Business Cases' going to be held in November 2009 at Ghaziabad. Ms. Monalisa Misra, faculty, Dept. of English has attended a BPUT program on `Development of soft skills' at CET, BBSR on 18th & 19th July 09. Near about 50 delegates from 30 different colleges participated 4 of 18

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in the program, conducted by Globarena Technologies Ltd., Hyderabad in association with BPUT. Sri. Srinibas Rao being the resource person highlighted on different aspects of communication and soft skills like, presentation skills, G.D, interview skills, body language, corporate dressing, etc. · Ms. Tripti Mund, faculty, Dept. of English has attended the MHRD/ AICTE Sponsored Summer School on `Functional English for Science and Engineering Teachers' at IIT, Kharagpur from 14th ­ 20th July, 2009. The school focused on a wide range of topics ranging from Group Discussions & Interview Skills, Theories of Literature, Writing to be published, Creative Writing, Logic and Grammar. The participants were elated to interact with speakers like Dr. Somdatta Mandal, Chairperson, Dept. of English and Other Modern European Languages, Visva- Bharati; Dr. C. P. Ravichandra, University of Mysore; Sunandan Roy Chowdhury, Publisher, Sampark Journal of Global Understanding; Novelist & Academician, Rimi B. Chatterjee; and many writers & literary critics. More than 50 participants from across the country participated. Mr. Nihar Ranjan Sahu & Mr. Satyabrata Das, faculty members, Dept. of Electronics & Instrumentation Engineering have attended a 5-day Workshop on `Graphical Systems Design Fundamentals with LabVIEW I' at Infosys, Mysore from 29th June -3rd July 2009.This workshop was conducted as a part of Indo-US Engineering Faculty Leadership Institute organized by IUCEE (Indo-US Collaboration for Engineering Education). 15 different courses were conducted during this IUCEE workshop and faculties from all leading institutes participated in this program. Mr. Nihar & Mr. Satyabrata at Infosys, Mysore Mr. Purnendu Mishra & Ms. Runa Kumari, faculty members, Dept. of Electronics & Communication Engineering have attended an AICTE & MHRD sponsored Quality Improvement Program (QIP) on `Fundamentals of RF Engineering for Modern Wireless Systems' conducted by Kalpana Chawla Space Technology Cell, IIT,KGP at Andhra University College of Engineering, VSKP from 25th to 31st May 2009. Mr. Atanu Dutta has represented NIST at the Training & Placement Officers Meet organized by Wipro BPO at Hotel Hindustan International, Bhubaneswar on 21st July 2009 to discuss regarding the Campus Placements for 2010 graduating batch students.

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· Dr. Sukanta Kumar Tripathy, Mr. Mihir.Hota, Mr. Trilochan Panigrahy, faculty members, published a paper, "A Model for Optical Bistability in a Hybrid Semiconductor Photonic Crystal Structure", in the International Journal, `IEEE Photonic Technology Letters', Vol.21, No.12, PP 772-774, June 15, 2009. Mr. Mihir Hota and Dr. Sukanta Kumar Tripathy, faculty, published a paper, entitled, "Analysis of diffraction efficiency of a Holographic Coupler with respect to angular divergence", in the International Journal, `Indian Journal of Physics', 83(4) 1-8(2009). Dr. Sukanta Kumar Tripathy, Mr. Mihir Hota, faculty, and Ms. Pramita Nayak, published a paper, "Coupling Optimization in holographic coupler ­ Large area Flattened Fiber system" pp 1-5, in the International Journal, `IEEE Xplore', IEEE International Conference on Computing, Communication and Networking, 2008(ICCCN 2008). ISBN: 978-1-4244-3594-4. Mr. Mihir Hota, Dr. Sukanta Kumar Tripathy, Mr. Rajesh Kumar Dash, faculty members, and Dr. Ajit Kumar Panda, Dean, NIST published a paper, entitled, "Free Space Based Optical Communications Systems", in the National Journal, GITAM Journal of Information Communication Technology, Vol-2, pp-11-15, Jan-Jul 2009. 5 of 18

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Laurels

NIST Student at Asian Mathematical Conference, Kuala Lumpur

Mr. Subhasis Das, B. Tech., final year, CSE branch, NIST has participated in the 5th Asian Mathematical Conference 2009 (the biggest mathematical event in Asia) held in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia from 22nd to 26th June, 2009 and presented his research paper, titled, "An Economic Order Quantity Model for deteriorating items with partial backlogging a quadratic decreasing demand function". He attended there about 10 workshops and many lectures on various fields of mathematics, like, `Operator Algebra', `Network Cryptography', `Numerical Analysis', etc. He was the youngest and only under-graduate participant in the midst of eminent stalwarts, such as, Prof. Nalini Joshi, University of Sydney, Prof. Y. Mr. Subhasis Kawahigashi, University of Tokyo, Japan, Prof. Xing Chaoping, Presenting at Malaysia NUS, Singapore, Prof. Eknath Ghate, Tata Institute of Fundamental Research, Mumbai, Prof. Bimal K. Sinha, University of Maryland, USA, Prof. Bikas K. Sinha, ISI, Kolkata, etc. Mr. Subhasis worked on this interdisciplinary research area under the guidance of Dr. Motahar Reza, Faculty, NIST. His trip for the Conference was sponsored by NIST. NIST announces a special fund of Rs.5.0 Lakh for sponsoring students to attend National & International Conferences with their accepted papers. For details, contact - Dr. Motahar Reza Ms. Tripti Mund, faculty, Dept. of English has reviewed the book, Communicative English (BPUT), published by Oxford University Press, New Delhi. The book is written by Dr. Meenakshi Raman & Dr. Sangeeta Sharma, Dept. of Humanities, BITS, Pilani. Ms. Tripti Mund edited the book Engineering Physics, 2nd Edition, published by Scitech Publications (India) Private Ltd., Chennai. The book is written by Dr. Kampal Mishra, Dept. of Physics, ITER, Bhubaneswar and Dr. P. Pattojoshi, Dean, C.V. Raman College of Engineering, Bhubaneswar. Ms. Tripti Mund developed & compiled more than 500 GRE pattern questions for GAP Miners, an on-line service provider based in Hyderabad. The questions were all of multiple choices in antonyms, synonyms, analogy, grammar and topics on essays. The questions were developed under three categories: lower, medium & difficult.

Employment Oriented Summer Courses 2009

As a continuation of the institute's efforts of providing scope for employability, this summer also NIST offered `Employment Oriented Summer Courses-2009' for B. Tech., MCA, MBA & PGDM students and also industry sponsored candidates of the entire country. More than 700 students and industry personnel enrolled into different courses which ran in three consecutive batches. The course fee included course material, course bag, transport, breakfast, lunch, tea & snacks. Regular examinations were conducted every Sunday and the grades were awarded based on the performance in the tests and the projects. Students were provided with well equipped laboratory facilities, experienced instructors, custom developed course notes and also hostel accommodation.

Courses Offered :

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Embedded System and Embedded VLSI Certification Course Cisco Certified Network Associate (CCNA) Simulation & Modeling of Adv. Research Technologies in Electrical Engineering J2EE and Rational Rose Spoken Japanese Language Course Business Process Integration using SAP Microsoft.NET Frame-work 2.0

Infosys Campus Connect Soft Skills Program

NIST has successfully completed the `Infosys Campus Connect Soft Skills Program' for the B. Tech. students. Over 1074 students received certificates from Infosys catering to the assessment parameters set by Infosys. Students were extensively trained on the nuances of Soft Skills and were exposed to the corporate world. Ms. Tripti Mund is the SPoC of the Campus Connect Soft Skills Program. Mr. Jagannath Mohanty, Mr. Dipti Ranjan Lenka, Mr. Amrut Phalguni Mohanty, Mr. Minakshi Prasad Mishra & Ms. Tissen Thomas are the other Infosys Certified Trainers who imparted the training and made them campus ready.

NIST Faculty with OCAC Assessment

NIST faculty members, Mr. Jagannath Mohanty, Ms. Tripti Mund, Mr. Amrut Phalguni Mohanty, Mr. Dipti Ranjan Lenka, Mr. Minakshi Prasad Mishra, Ms. Sreta Patnaik, Ms. Monalisa Misra, along with Apex faculty members, Ms. Soumya Rath, and Ms. Rituparna Sen, Dept. of English and Soft Skills, assessed the soft skills of the students of the state of Orissa enrolled under the e-governance scheme of Govt. of Orissa conducted by Orissa Computer Application Centre (OCAC), in two phases. The assessments were done in collaboration with MeritTrac and Corporate Gurukul, Singapore. The program was coordinated by Mr. Jagan nath Mohanty.

National Mountain Biking Expedition-2009

Himachal has been referred to as the land of Gods and Goddesses and snow-clad mountains, perennial streams with crystal clear water. Its beautiful valleys present extensive forests and picturesque meadows dotted with a variety of flora and fauna which beckon the young adventure lovers to come and experience the serene and calm atmosphere of all pervading nature. `Jolori Pass' located at height of 10,500 ft provides an awesome and breathtaking view. It is famous for beauty of colour-birds, wildness of wild life, botanical species of thick and colourful foliage enchanting fragrance, leaving passers by tempted to the irresistible view of natural beauty. It has always been a dream about doing adventurous things and here we got an opportunity to be a part of mountain biking adventure in the hills of Kullu and Manali. It was the evening of Jun 3rd, 2009 when we left Berhampur for the adventurous trip along with the mastermind behind this Co-ordinator of Students Activity Centre Mr. Vinay Kumar Das. We went to Aut (the place where our base camp was) on 6th June and we couldn't believe our eyes what we saw en-route to Aut from Delhi. We were surrounded by beautiful mountains and hill top houses and the cloud-cover over them as if it was a blanket to protect them. On 7th morning our real journey started and we headed towards our first destination, Jibhi, 20 km from base camp. While reaching there in our advanced mountain bikes with 10 gears (7 rear and 3 front), we were stunned by the beautiful scenic views that we only saw in pictures. We were totally lost in the scenic views that forgot to blink our eyes. Next day, we headed towards next sub camp, Sojha which National Institute of Science & Technology, Berhampur, 761008 7 of 18

was 18 kms from Jibhi. It was simply amazing and thrilling experience, biking through the beautiful mountains surrounded by scenic beauty. Then we went to the final destination, Jalori Pass, 5kms from Sojha. As the altitude was quite high we went there trekking rather than in our bikes. We came back and stayed at Sojha that night and we were given good hospitality. The next morning we had to cover a distance of 80kms from Sojha to Seobagh, where family base camp was organized. So it was tough challenge but all of us were able to reach our destination safe and healthy. The next day we went to Manikaran a holy place where temple and Gurudwara are situated side by side. It is also famous for hot spring water. The next morning we headed for Rohtang Pass to see and experience ice. It was the most amazing and spectacular experience of our life that we all are stunned by God's creation of a heaven-like place on earth. In between we did parasailing which was one heck of a life experience. We also did so many activities which included river crossing on rope, white water rafting, etc. At last one of the best things we did was to enjoy the cloudy weather and scenes at Manali. Our journey ended on 15th of June. On our way back we travelled by bus to Delhi and then by train to Berhampur on 17th of June, 2009.During the trip I thought, `Those days were amazing and unforgettable, I wished if we had more days to spend over there'. We are very much grateful and thankful to NIST for providing us with this thrilling opportunity to experience a trip of our life. (Courtesy : Trekking Team) Our trip was exciting and full of joy and we enjoyed it immensely.

The participants for the trip :

1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. Monalisha Dash Nalinakshee Panda Ankita Swain Dipika Kumari Jhasaketan Patra Enos Pradhan Samir Mohapatra Soumyajit Panda 9. 10. 11. 12. 13. 14. 15. 16. Harish Singhsetty Soumya Gantayat Dillip Kumar Nayak Hema Kanta Sethi Sibasish Mohanto Srikanta Patro Jagnnath Satapathy Trilochan Singh 17. 18. 19. 20. 21. 22. 23. 24. Subasish Jena Bimal Kanth Barik Manish Ku. Agarwal Priyashprabha Mishra Ansuman Parida Ms. Basanti Patro Dr. B. Pawan Kumar Mr. Vinay Kumar Das

Summer Workshop on Robotics for School Children

NIST Robotics Club (NRC) organized a Summer Workshop on Robotics for School Children from 5th 19th July 2009. A total number of 42 students of classes VII, IX & X from different schools in and around Berhampur such as, St. Xaviers Convent School, St. Vincents Convent Scool, City High School, Secondary Govt. School for Women, Balaji VidyaPitha, Kanishi etc. participated in this 14-day long workshop. The workshop was inaugurated by Hon'ble Director, Prof. Sangram Mudali and Placement Director, Ms. Geetika Mudali. The students were taught about the Basics of Robotics, Junk Robotics, LEGO based Robotics, Basic electronics and electronics based manual robotics. Various competitions like LEGOBOT competition, ROBOBOT Racing and Manual National Institute of Science & Technology, Berhampur, 761008 8 of 18

robotics were held during the workshop and winners were awarded with prizes and certificates. Every participant was awarded with a participation certificate and a gift during the closing ceremony. The workshop was made totally free for the participants and all the expenses were borne by NIST. The workshop was coordinated by NRC Coordinator, Mr. Nihar Ranjan Sahu and 11 student members of NRC. This time the school students came up with some brilliant projects like a 4-Axis Robot, Water conservation system etc. using hydraulics by utilizing junk materials.

Inception of Electrical Engineering in M.Tech. Program

NIST takes a step further in adding the discipline of Electrical Engineering into M. Tech Program. It got the approval from All India Council for Technical Education (AICTE), New Delhi to run the program with 18 seats from the academic session 2009 - 10. Admission to the program will be through the PGAT conducted by the BPUT. The inception of this program is an addition to the existing two branches, ECE and CSE in M.Tech.

Orientation Program for PGDM 2009-11 Batch

An Orientation Program for the new joining batch of PGDM (2009-11) was conducted on 20th August 2009. Prof. Sangram Mudali, Director, NIST, Dr. Arun Kumar Padhy, Course Coordinator, B. Tech., Mr. Shom Prasad Das, Course Coordinator, MBA, Mr. M. Suresh, Course Coordinator, M. Tech., Dr. E. Raja Rao, faculty, Dept. of English, along with other faculty members of NIST B-School welcomed the freshers.

Thursday Lecture Seminar Series

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Mr. Rabindra Ku.Shial & Mr. Anisur Rehman Mr. M. Suresh & Mr. Mukesh Shukla Dr. Smeeta Panda Mr. B. Balaram

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Hacking and Internet Security International Conference on VLSI and Comm. Risk Assessment of Carbofuran in paddy field Agro-Ecosystem using earthworm as bio indicator Emerging Trends in Research and Teaching Accounting and Finance

Farewell Party of 2009 Graduating Batch

NIST bid a farewell to the graduating batch of B. Tech., MCA & MBA 2009. It was a great gathering with all the young-aspiring technocrats & managers of the country sharing their experiences during their stint at NIST. It was almost their last chance to listen to their mentors, the NIST gurus: esteemed Director Sir, Geetika madam, Dean Sir, Padhy sir & some of their all time favorite class room heroes. The evening was quite melodic with the musical orchestra playing some of the finest tunes and above all, they relished the sumptuous last supper at NIST. Some of the best academic talents were also awarded in the evening for the `Best B. Tech. Project Award-09': Mr. Ajay Kumar Biswakarma & Mr. Kapil Pandey Project Name: "Automatic Wireless College Bell for NIST" Advisor: Mr. Rajesh Kumar Dash Award Amount : Rs. 5000 and Advisor Award : Rs.1000/Runners-UP Award: Mr. T Hari Krishna & Mr. Lalatendu Bishoyi Project Name: "Software for Simulation of Optimization Problem 2.0" Advisor: Dr. Motahar Reza Award Amount: Rs. 2500 & Advisor Award : Rs. 1000/Congratulations! National Institute of Science & Technology, Berhampur, 761008 9 of 18

News Desk

Mr. Pratyush Mishra,

B. Tech., 5th sem, Team e_news ....this summer did encompass lot of events worth writing about! tarting with probably the biggest news this summer...the King of Pop-Michael Jackson was found dead at his apartment, leaving millions of fans and the entertainment fraternity of the world in a state of mourning. The certain cause of death hasn't yet been revealed. Racial abuse on the subcontinent emigrants were out in the open after the racist attacks on Indians in the continent of Australia. However the attacks continued despite diplomatic talks between both the nations. Indians however were the major sufferers of this racist behaviour with the major part of the victims being students. Switching over to politics, Pranab Mukherjee presented the budget which involved a growth of 36% in the expenditure by the government (crossing the 10 lakh crores mark for the first time). Mamata rolled out 57 new trains and reduced freight charges. The centre along with the Railway ministry faced Naveen Patnaik's wrath as he complained of the state being ignored yet another time. However the budget raised the tax-exempted income limit by Rs. 10,000. The hike in fuel prices was another decision taken by the government which invited criticism from various sectors but with minimum effect. Another major event that occurred this summer was article 377. While Delhi HC ruled any discrimination on basis of sexual orientation shall be treated as unconstitutional, reactions poured in both against and in support of this judiciary ruling. Religious groups however were strictly opposed to this decision. The diplomatic talks between India and Pakistan continued with PM Manmohan Singh taking a firm stand on the terror-linked matters and received the much needed support from the party supremo, Sonia Gandhi. India's provision of adequate proof of the Mumbai attacks and demand of extradition of the suspects met with a flak with the Pak government showing minimum cooperation. In the defense sector, India launched its first nuclear powered sub-marine ->INS Arihant in the month of July, adding another star to the country's defense. The education sector saw a shuffle in the current system with the centre initiating a step to do away with the 10th board exams in order to relieve the students of some pressure. Meanwhile the 10th matriculation exam results were declared and the boys remained ahead of the girls in the list. The state however faced a scorching summer and then the wrath of floods due to the consecutive depressions over the Bay of Bengal. While major rivers flew over the danger level, the govt. was strangled with non availability of funds and necessary medical supplies for the marooned. The row between the Ambani brothers touched the parliament when Mulayam Singh accused petroleum minister of corruption. Another issue was CM Mayawati installing her statues. The issue invited strong controversial statements from various political groups. The sensex however hit a 14 month high on the 4th of August despite the inflation loitering in the negative range. Moving over to the sports section, this gap was filled with real exciting stuff. Roger Federer finally drove past Sampras' record with lifting this year's Wimbledon. Saina Nehwal proved beyond doubt why she is considered as a sports icon in this country. In cricket, the world's oldest test series-The Ashes saw the English rising to the occasion against the Aussies. While Freddie Flintoff announced his retirement from the test game after the series, England easily routed the Aussie emotions in the 2nd test with a convincing win. On the other hand India faced a tough season. However the surprise package was the Bangladeshi's who trampled the West Indian pride. However the footballing world saw two of the world's most expensive and popular players moving to Real Madrid (Kaka & Christiano Ronaldo) as the club went on a buying spree this season. The world of F1 saw ace driver Fellipe Massa crashing and the surprise return of Michael Schumacher for the rest of the season for his team. With August 15th just around the corner, it's time to celebrate the glory for the 62nd time...wishing all the readers.. HAPPY INDEPENDENCE DAY

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NIST Welcomes

NIST welcomes the following members to its parivaar:

Emeritus Professors Join NIST

Prof. (Dr.) Shankar Prasad Pati, FIETE, FIMS, Professor (Retd.), Sambalpur University, Former Professor, Dept. of Electronics, Berhampur University and Former Director, UGC Academic Staff College, Sambalpur University, completed his Ph.D. in Technology from Institute of Radio Physics & Electronics, Calcutta University, Kolkata. He has a splendid career of teaching and research for over 37 years. He has received the Prestigious Samanta Chandra Sekhar Award' 94 given by Orissa Bigyan Academy, the Bharat Jyothi Award presented by Front for National Progress, New Delhi, included in the International Biographies Published and Prepared by Organizations in USA/UK, Rashtra Pritibha Puraskar-2005, Selected to be awarded By Integrated Challenges Towards 21st Century India, Bharat Jyoti award-2006, Selected to be awarded by India International Friendship society, Selected for Mother Terasa Excellence Award: 2006, Fronts for National Progress, Best Citizen Award ­ 2008 by an NGO, Delhi, Best Scientist award : 2008 & 2009 from International Biographical Society, UK. He has a total of 267 research publications to his credit and also has authored a book on `Physics of Atmosphere' in Oriya published by Orissa Text Book Bureau, Govt. of Orissa. He is a member of many Learned Bodies, such as, Semiconductor Society, India, Indian Science Congress Association, Society of Information Science, Institution of Electronics and Telecommunication Engineering, Life member/ Patron Member/ Vice President of Orissa Physical Society, and Indian Microelectronics Society. Prof. (Dr.) Jagabandhu Majhi, did his Ph. D from IIT Madras, Former Professor, Berhampur University and IIT Madras, has more than 36 years of teaching and research experience. He has 30 National/International publications to his credit. He has been invited to ICTP, Trieste, Italy 1987, DAAD Germany 1989, British Council Higher Education 1991, and has been a Visiting Professor (UGC) to the Department of Electronic Science, Berhampur University, a Member of UGC 10th Plan Visiting Committee, and is in the panel of expert of Union Public Service Commission. Prof. Surjyo Narayana Behera, Retired Physicist, Former Vice-Chancellor, Berhampur University, Berhampur, Senior Professor and Director, Institute of Physics, Bhubaneswar, did his M. Sc. in Physics from Ravenshaw College, Cuttack and his Ph. D. in Solid State Physics (Theory) from Indian Institute of Technology (IIT), Kanpur. He has been a Post Doctoral Fellow at Simon Fraser University, Canada. He has been honored with the Professor Balabhadra Prasad Samman in Physical Sciences, Samanta Chandrasekhar Award of Orissa Bigyan Academy - an award for excellence in Physical Sciences instituted by the Orissa Science Academy, a Member, Editorial Board, Indian Journal of Physics (2 terms) and a Member, Governing Body, S.N. Bose National Center for Basic Sciences, Kolkata (one term). He is a member of many national and international professional societies like, Indian Physics Association (IPA, Materials Research Society of India (MRS), Nanomaterials Society of India, Orissa Physical Society (OPS), Indian Association of Physics Teachers (IAPT), New York Academy of Sciences (1996) and American Physical Society (APS) 2003. Prof. Behera has produced a number of 11 Ph. D. Scholars working on various related areas of Physics. He has over 35 years of teaching and research experience to his credit. He has rendered his service National Institute of Science & Technology, Berhampur, 761008 11 of 18

as Visiting Scientist to many national and international Universities and Institutions such as, Institute of Mechanics, Moscow State University, Moscow, Russia; School of Physics under U.P.E. program, Univ. of Hyderabad, Hyderabad, Physics Department, Drexel University, Philadelphia and Univ. of Illinois, Chicago, USA; Institute of Physics, Duisburg Essen Univ., Duisburg, Germany; Physics Dept., Drexel, Univ. and Phys. Dept., V.C.U. Richmond, USA; Dept. Physique, Materiaux, University Claude Bernard, Lyon 1, Lyon, France; Museums of France, Paris, Univ. Claude Bernard, Lyon; Virginia Commonwealth Univ., Richmond, State University, New York, Albany & Michigan State Univ., East Lansing, USA; ICTP, Trieste, Italy and many others. Prof. Behera has 125 publications in Refereed Journals, 25 publications in proceedings and chapters in books, and 4 book publications to his credit. Prof. Pati, Prof. Majhi and Prof. Behera have been appointed by the AICTE to work with NIST for a period of two years. They will work with NIST faculty and students to enhance the level of research conducted in the Institute to match the International standard. This is the first such honor to any engineering Institute of Orissa. Mr. Pandab Patro joined as faculty in the Department of Mechanical Engineering. He did his M. Tech. from IIT, Guwahati in Mechanical Engineering with `Thermal and Fluid Engineering' as specialization. He was working in Schlumberger, Sugarland, USA as a Manufacturing Engineer and also has teaching experience at Dehradun Institute of Technology, Dehradun. Mr. Patro has qualified GATE-2006 with 98 percentile. He has 5 international publications to his credit. His research interest lies in the areas of `Low Cost Technology', `Compact Heat Exchanger' & `Synthetic Jets'. Mr. Sarat Kumar Jena joined as faculty in the Department of Management Studies. He did his B. Tech. in Textile Engineering from College of Engineering & Technology (CET), Bhubaneswar and M. Tech. in Industrial Engineering & Management from Indian Institute of Technology (IIT), Kharagpur. He has done a Project in TATA Tinplate, Jamshedpur under the guidance of Prof. P. K. J. Mohapatra, Dean, PG&R, IIT, KGP and received Merit Scholarship during his Masters program. His research interest lies in the areas of `Operation Management', i.e., `Production Planning Inventory Control', `Supply Chain Management', `Logistics', `Operation Research', & `Quality Engineering'. Mr. Jena has published two International papers in `European Journal of Industrial Engineering & Management'. Ms. Sanjukta Mohapatra joined as faculty in the Department of Management Studies. She did her MBA from National Institute of Human Resource Development (NIHRD), Chennai and LLB from Sambalpur University. She has also done the Certificate Course in Teaching English Language & Softcom from IGNOU and ICFAI, Hyderabad respectively. She has worked as an Asst. Manager, Personnel Dept., Birla Technical Services (RSP Branch), Rourkela for 5 years, and as a Senior Manager, TATA Training Centre, Nutteur Technical Training Foundation (NTTF), Gopalpur. She has also been the Soft Skills Trainer & Placement Coordinator, ICFAI National College, Berhampur. Her research interests lies in the areas of Human Resources and Soft Skills. Mr. Santosh Kumar Kar joined as faculty in the Dept. of Computer Science & Engineering. He did his Master in Computer Applications (MCA) from NIST and continuing M. Tech. in CSE from NIST itself. He has worked as Technical Consultant in Unilogic Software Pvt. Ltd., Gurgoan, Haryana. His research interest lies in Database, Web Technology & Programming. Mr. N. Madhu Sudana Rao joined as faculty in the Dept. of Computer Science and Engineering. He did his M.Sc. in Pure Mathematics from Andhra University, Vizag and M. Tech. in Scientific Computing from BIT, 12 of 18

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Mesra. He qualified GATE-2007 with rank 84. His Research interest lies in the areas of Algorithms, Pattern Recognition, Data Structures etc.

Mr. Rajeev Ranjan joined as Junior Software Engineer at NTCS. He is an MCA from NIST, Berhampur and a B. Sc. in Physics from A. M. College, Gaya. His research Ms. K. Hemalata joined as Junior Software Engineer interest lies in the area of Oracle and at NIST Technology Consulting JavaScript. Services (NTCS). After completing her Ms. A. Dhanalakshmi joined as Junior Software Graduation in Physics from SBRG Engineer at NTCS. She did her B. Sc. Women's college, Berhampur, she did from Gunupur College, Gunupur and her MCA from NIST. Her research MCA from NIST. She takes interest in interest includes J2EE (Struts). the research areas like Oracle, C++ and Web Programming.

Mr. Siddhartha Kumar Behera joined as Junior Software Engineer at NTCS. He did his B. Tech. from NIST. His research interests include J3EE, and Web Development.

Winning in the Downturn-6

Mr. Ratnakar Mishra Faculty, Management Studies (Keywords: Budget 2009, Biotech vegetables, Agricultural price hike)

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otato @ Rs. 16, Onion @ Rs. 14, Cauliflower @ Rs. 35, Lady's finger @ Rs. 24, Brinjal @ Rs16 , Papaya @ Rs 18 and so on put so much trouble on us that compels us to give a fresh look to our salary structure. More questions are round the comer about it and the government's failure to control the rise in price. But experts are of opinion that the current price hike in agricultural products including the cereals will go in a long way to attract the professional and technocrats to tap this vastly unorganized sector and its potential for doing business like the corporate sector. Experts opinion on this price rise highlights the use of Biotech crops for high yielding as well as for pest controlled products resulting in less waste. To quote GJN Rao (Head of plant improvement at CRRI, Cuttack) "Biotech crops can help us to control food scarcity and assures us better food security tomorrow." As per the 2008 data 125 million hectors in 25 countries are devoted to contribution of biotech crops and 13 million farmers are engaged in raising bio-tech products. India's share is only 7.6 million hectors and is the 4th largest adopter of this technology after USA (62.5 million hectors), Argentina (21 million hectors), and Brazil (15.8 million hectors). This is certainly not satisfactory looking to our total land available for agriculture and total food need we have. Around us, the grave ignorance of the bio-tech concept that fuels the confusion on the so called hybrid vegetable as bio-tech produce. Bio-tech crops are basically intended to reduce the pest attack and high yielding. Of course the fear of losing the taste of cooked food is somehow justified but looking to the shortage and consequent price hike the taste factor can be pushed to a back seat. In India nearly 60% of bio-tech produce is still on rice and wheat and only 10-15% is on vegetables probably due to this fear. On a personal enquiry to an NR Oriya settled in Guelph, Canada the taste of cauliflower, ladyfinger, brinjal etc are as tasteless as we are having now. To our pleasure, we still do not get the frozen food as they get. Their vegetable price is also very high compared to other products like us. It may not bothersome for them to the extent on us but the rise in price is inevitable felt by them and to be felt by us. National Institute of Science & Technology, Berhampur, 761008 13 of 18

Traditionally we see our farmers as second citizens but henceforth when professional enter the field with technical know-how and ability to understand government schemes and promotions the days are not far away when we see cooperative farming organizations besides the NHs like the now ubiquitous engineering colleges and institutions. The current 2009 Union Budget has stressed on a plan to move towards a nutrient based fertilizer subsidy targeting the supply from various agro-tech companies and the modernized plants of other fertilizer companies. A credit flow of 1.3% to agriculture at Rs 3.25.000 crore is allocated and this is certainly going to help the organized agro- producers about which I was talking just before. This can be viewed in lines of sudden interest of big corporate houses like Reliance in selling vegetables. If now they are selling the vegetables and cereals at local market price, very soon we should expect a much lower price of agricultural produce from their outlets as they are going to avail many credit and promotional schemes by the central government at their production base. Another budgetary support to agriculture sector is the extension of debt-waiver and incentives for timely repayment of debt which is again primarily targeted to this organized agro-producer cum seller organizations. So it will not be unusual to witness the change in our agricultural sector soon and with the help of bio-tech applications more and more we should be in a position to purchase potato @ Rs. 10 or say below than this. So let's bear with this price rise till then........

Tech Check

Md. Ashraf Adil, [email protected]

B. Tech., 5th Semester, Team e_news

Chinese Man makes his own Helicopter

Normally the articles are all about modern advancement. Let's start with something different this time. The story behind this man's helicopter is flat-out amazing and inspirational to us all. Wu Zhongyuan is a 20 year old farmer who, ever since he was a child, dreamed of not needing to climb mountains anymore. It would appear that he found his remedy by creating his own flying machine. Wu used principles that he learned in middle-school physics and other relevant knowledge by surfing the Internet on a mobile phone to create this helicopter. The blades are made from Elm tree wood, and a motorcycle engine provides the power. The frame is reinforced with steel pipes, and he claims that his single-seat copter can fly up to 2,600 feet! Believe it or not, he assembled this DIY helicopter for just $1,600. Sadly, the Chinese government won't let Wu fly. Let's hope we may see him in air very soon.

i-phone Waterproof Case from Sanwa

"I love water but I equally love my i-Phone." If you say something like that than you need a "change" because Sanwa is here with its all new i-Phone Waterproof Case. This case seals all of the water out and still gives you the use of your i-Phone while it's at it. It even still allows for you to listen to your music and use the camera. Which means you get cute pictures of your kids while you're at the pool without having to worry about them drowning your i-Phone? Somehow, even though you can hook up your headphones to your i-Phone it will still keep all of the water out. It also still makes it possible to use the touch screen on the i-Phone. This useful case has a serious geek side, though; it comes with a lanyard so that you can wear it around your neck, with this around your neck you're probably not going to win any `Best Dressed' awards. You can purchase the case for $32 from Sanwa < National Institute of Science & Technology, Berhampur, 761008 14 of 18

http://direct.sanwa.co.jp/ItemPage/200-PDA016>, but you'll have to find a way to get it shipped out of Japan. Courtesy: coolest-gadgets.com, geeky-gadgets.com, dandygadgets.com

Cynosure of All Eyes

Ms. Neena Choudhary, B. Tech., 3rd Sem. ife ends on forming a circle but not the soul. It remains forever and transfers its origin from one person to another leaving an impact of its previous master. Cynosure of all eyes will regularly bring you eye catching issues of every month which might have made you think at least once (if not, unlock the brains and get your thinking caps!!!). 12 August is commemorated as International Youth Day. The term Youth itself defines the energizers of today and the holders of tomorrow. Now this makes me think...Does this term hold create the same sensation as we expect it to? We don't need a particular day to prove our strength. But a question arises. How many of us even know our strengths, our capabilities, our responsibilities and all what the world expects from us? We the youth of 21st century are so busily occupied that we seldom find time for ourselves, our family, our society and the nation. We need to stand together to solve our major issues i.e. education, environment, poverty. And for this we first have to work on a major concern related to nearly 75% of our members i.e. drug abuse. The vulnerability of young age (11 to 25) raises particular problems and thus needs specific measures. Youth organizations have to play a key role to implement individual counseling in helping young people to resist drugs, alcohol and tobacco. After solving our own problems the first major global issue that needs to be looked at is the `Education'. Although we have impressive statistics for the progress towards universal basic education, we must be cautious because the number of illiterate people will grow with the rise in population. Also the quality and the paucity of educational opportunities for girls, street children and young people with disabilities need to be looked at. The educated youth can only come forward to solve this concern. We need to make people understand the importance of high school education. We cannot sit down peacefully leaving everything to the government. Well we all know how ideally our system works! Next the protection of the `Environment' should be the major concern on the global agenda as it has direct implications on our well-being both now and in the future. The use of environmental friendly natural resources should be promoted. Emphasis should be paid on understanding ecological systems and actual environmental action should be encouraged. While every segment of society is responsible for maintaining the environmental integrity of the community, young people should have a special interest in maintaining a healthy environment because they will be the ones to inherit it. `Hunger' and `Malnutrition' remains among the most serious threats to humanity. The youth organizations have to come up and organize cultural events, conventions and meetings in rural areas that enhance exchanges between urban and rural youth. Each one of us knows how hectic our schedule is, but we always find time to devote to our computer screens or mobile keypads. Why can't we use this leisure time to carry out some small simple activities to bring peace around and within us? Why can't we form small groups, starting with our friends and try to bring around a change? Who knows if a few more get inspired from us and they too think of bringing around a revolution. Let this Youth day celebration not remain a mere normal day. Instead let us `Team up', `Rise', `Celebrate' and `Take Action' for a better today and tomorrow.

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Clubs at NIST

"The objective of Club Excel is to excel in the field of programming for creating efficient and innovative solutions to the real world problems." Club Excel promotes the affection towards programming and computing among the NISTians. The club was formerly known as `C-Club' as it was an initiative taken for the improvement of C programming skills in students. But with the progression in time and success it extended its borders towards other spheres of computer world and came to be known as Club Excel. This is the club of Programming hobbyists who enjoy programming, trying weird things and building applications that amaze everyone. Just as any art, programming is also an art. If a painter with the help of his canvas and paints, produces amazing 3-D pictures, depicts beauty of nature then a programmer gives life to an inanimate computer, gives it a thinking ability which in combination with its computing abilities produces amazing results. Today whole of the world is moving towards computerization, automation and networking, which have been made possible by relentless efforts of programming hobbyists. Programming whether in high-level languages like C, Java to Assembly level language follows one principle of instructing computer to do a job in best possible way with some intelligence. True Programmers are never satisfied with what they have produced and keep on working to make things better. They neither fear bugs nor errors. Their out of box thinking has made computer an integral part of human life. The thought of this club originated after the poor performance of NISTians in Sankalp, 2005. The initiative of C Club was taken by two innovative minds of 2004 batch: Pradyot Mishra and Asish Ghoshal, with the encouragement of our senior CS faculty Mr. Siddartha B. Neelamani. At that time, the formation of a Programming Club was felt as to bring back the name of NIST as a programming hub. But it took one more year to set up the `C Club' formally endorsed by its enthusiastic founders. The big day for the club was 17th March 2006 when our Deputy Director, Dr. Ravi P. Reddy at Galleria Auditorium, formally inaugurated it. Initially, the club organized two mega events in a year. The events are till date very famous and prestigious and well known as C-Sparc. C-Sparc (Fall) is a two round C programming competition that is open to all the students of NIST. C-Sparc (Monsoon) is a challenge open to other colleges also. Till date five versions of CSparc have been successfully conducted. C-Sparc from beginning always had a great response with huge participation showing interest of students in programming and their quest to prove themselves as outstanding programmers. It started as an intra-college competition but now expanded to an inter-college competition. With students from colleges of all over Orissa this competition is getting tougher and tougher. But as programmers never give up, students enrolling in this competition have been going up. The club's hard work has been shown by results of NISTians who have achieved in various technical symposiums bringing laurels to college and proving NIST as a technical hub. The club also organizes fast project development competition in which a group of students have to complete a project within eight hours. Club Excel has organized programming classes to enhance the knowledge level and skills of the students. The classes are meant to provide the students with latest trends in the field of programming and computing. The classes train and motivate the students for participation in different competitions. NISTians have bagged many achievements in past years while representing our college in different colleges. The classes organized by the club have proved beneficial. Club Excel has achieved a good deal in raising NIST to its former glory as a programming hub. Every year, during the Sankalp, Club Excel organizes different competitions like classical coding, computer quiz, java competitions just to count a few. It provides a platform for the students from our college and other as well to test and enhance their software as well as hardware skills. This club has given a platform to all the students to National Institute of Science & Technology, Berhampur, 761008 16 of 18

improve their fundamental knowledge in C and other programming languages which are today being looked by the IT companies. Club Excel has always been lead by NISTians with a good profile and vision. The founder and the first President of the club, Pradyot Mishra, himself was a great motivator and an excellent programmer. He won a laptop in a programming competition organized by Wipro. The Vice-President, Dinkar Verma and the Secretary, Asish Ghoshal were decent programmers and persuaders. The second President, Sangram Patro of 2005 batch was a fantabulous programmer. The third and current President, Yusuf Siraj of 2006 batch is an icon of programming amongst the present NISTians. He has represented NIST in many colleges ranging from IIT Guwahati to SRM in Chennai and received top prizes. The current Vice-President, Ms. Jyotsna is a proficient programmer having bagged several prizes in Sankalp and other competitions. Sai Nageswar serving as the Secretary is a prolific programmer with a fecund imagination. The other committee members are also having a decent profile. With a foundation of a glorious past, Club Excel has a shining future. With such an excellent team club Excel has a lot in its plan this year. Club Excel is going to start an SMS service with which the students will be sent information, updates and knowledge related to programming and recent developments in the field of computers. The club is also planning to update the classes being conducted by it to a more professional level and focus more on the difficult areas of C ( like graphics) which are generally neglected by the students. The C-Sparc which is conducted biannually shall now be conducted every month to keep the students resonating in the aura of programming. The club functions under the motivation and supervision of our esteemed Director Prof. Sangram Mudali. The guiding factor of the club Mr. Siddartha B. Neelamani is the faculty advisor. The club with its vision and commitment is dedicated to spreading the light of latest computer technology in NIST and is working to reach other parts of Orissa. It provides a unique platform for the young to sharpen their computing knowledge. Albert Einstein, who even after being recognized for his great contributions to the world of science, said that he had just picked up few pebbles from the vast ocean of science and still trying to explore the ocean. Similarly, Club Excel is just providing us a medium to pick up the pebbles from the ocean of `C' so that we can make our own place in the world of programming.

Alumni Page

Date: Tue, 4 Aug 2009 12:35:01 +0530 To: [email protected] From: [email protected] Subject: Hello Hello Sir, Sorry to write to you after so long time. Hope you are doing fine. I will be completing one year at Wipro on August 18th. Currently I am working for a client which is a leader in providing storage solutions. I am working as a developer for its proprietary file system. Here I am enjoying my job very well. I am also pleased to inform you that I have got the "Prodigy Award"(Best Campus Recruit) for Technology vertical in Wipro. (Please find the attached image file). This was given for my contributions to my projects, making customers satisfied and organizational level works. I truly owe you all for building a good foundation for me and enabled me to nurture. Apart from this I have also got Outstanding rating (the highest rating) in my appraisal for this first year. Once again thanks a lot! Thanks Regards Pradyot National Institute of Science & Technology, Berhampur, 761008 17 of 18

SPORTSCAST

P. Kumar Sachin & Adityanshu B. Tech 7th sem

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ello readers of nist_e news. In this edition of sportscast, after about three months of blank, we present before you all the news from the ever happening world of sports. Let's start from the cricketing world where the latest baby of International cricket made all the headlines.

The high profile IPL T20 season-II finally made it to the cricket pitch after a host of political uncertainty. Perhaps the craziest of fans would not have predicted Deccan Chargers and Royal Challengers Bangalore to be in the final of this mega event. At the end, it was Deccan Chargers lead by flamboyant ex-Aussie keeper Adam Gilchrist that had the final laugh in the tournament. In International cricket, the T20 world cup was again contested between two countries from Asia. Last year's beaten finalists Pakistan defeated rivals Sri Lanka in a tight encounter at the Lord's. For his amazing performance with the willow, Sri Lankan opener T.Dilshan was adjudged man of the tournament. It was only the third time in the history of tennis that one man won both the French Open and Wimbledon in a single calendar year. Swiss ace Roger Federer won both the tournaments and not only reached the peak of Mount Sampras but bettered it. With 15 tennis majors to his credit, Federer has now become the player to have won the most number of Grand Slams having bettered the great Pete Sampras 14. He beat Robin Soderling in the French Open and Andy Roddick in the Wimbledon. In soccer, Spanish champions Barcelona beat reigning champions Manchester United 2-0 to win the UEFA champions league. In the confederation cup the Samba boys beat surprise finalists U.S.A to lift the coveted trophy a record third time and European champions Spain finished third. And as always, this summer was a feast of transfer speculations with Real Madrid making most of the headlines. President Florentino Perez splurged more than $220 million for gaining the services of Brazilian star Kaka from AC Milan, Manchester United's Cristiano Ronaldo and French prodigy Karim Benzema. In Badminton, Indian youth sensation Saina Nehwal won the Indonesia Open and climbed to 6th spot in the list of top Badminton players. In an unfortunate event in F1, Ferrari star Felipe Massa broke his skull in a training session prior to the Hungarian Grand Prix. In other sporting actions, Alberto Contador of Spain won the gruesome Tour de' France. Participating in the race after 4 years was his Astana team mate and seven times champion Lance Armstrong who finished a respectable third on the podium. In the next edition we promise you more thrill and drama as many major sporting events are about to kick-off. For any details and queries please do mail us as [email protected] or [email protected]

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