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Edition : Third

Volume : 2

Top 7 Information Technology Companies in India: Year 2012 Page : 02 Patron: Dr. K.S. Verma

KNIT Buzz... Recruitment Cabins KNIT Academic Block has recently been renovated to facilitate recrutiment procedure to a better extent. These new cabins made in the Computer Science & Engineering Department will definitely prove to be an asset for our college's TPO. So wishing all the final year students all the very best for their placements.

KNIT Lad TOPS in GBTU KNIT stands proud as Ashish Verma of Civil Engineering batch 2012 has attained the first position in his branch among all colleges of GBTU in the academic session 20112012. He will be receiving a Gold Medal in the convocation to be held latter this year.

Calendarium

Some Special Days-

November, 2012

,d iz.kke ekr`Hkk"kk ds uke Page : 05 Convener: Dr. Deependra Singh

13 November-Diwali 25 November-Muhrram 28 November-Guru Nanak Jayanti

GONZO

Concept By: Mohini Gupta

By Gaurav Yadav, EE, III Year On 10 September, 2012 a seminar was organised in the campus which was addressed by Dr. S. N. Singh, Professor, Electrical Engineering Department, IIT Kanpur who is a proud alumnus of our college. Although the subject of the seminar was of general concern for all branches yet it was addressed to the students Computer Science & Engineering, Electronics Engineering & Electrical Engineering. This event took place in the seminar hall of Electrical Engineering Department. Dr. S. N. Singh was accompanied by Dr. K. S. Verma (Director), Dr. A. S. Pandey (Dean of Student Welfare), Dr. S. K. Sinha (Head of Department, Electrical Engineering) in the hall. Dr. Singh discussed with the students the 'SURGE' Program conducted by IITK to improve technical intellect in students at undergraduate level. He told the students about the benefits of the above mentioned program. The main agenda of the seminar conducted by Dr. Singh was to convey to the students about a successful agreement between the two colleges in

the form of a MoU which now makes KNIT students eligible for the SURGE program along with 31 other state government colleges. 'SURGE' programme stands for Summer Undergraduate Research Grant for Excellence program. Under this programme the students of I.I.T Kanpur and other engineering colleges join about 10 weeks research project which enhance their abilities beyond those driven by the classroom. This program is highly advantageous for undergraduate students interested in core studies and research based thinking and even serves as a platform for high level exposure to young and bright minds of the country. Detailed information about the program is available on www.iitk.ac.in/surge. In the nutshell this program is a golden opportunity for students here at KNIT and other colleges which can take advantage of IITK's top notch facilities and a broad spectrum of exposure through this generous initiative by IIT Kanpur administration .

Autonomous KNIT

International Alumni Meet '13

have been completed. Taking a leap ahead, the Faculty Board has been formed. The institute will be conducting examinations independently as an autonomous college from this semester onwards.

Restricted Holidays14 November-Govardhan Puja 15 November-Bhai Duij 19 November-Chhat Puja

Suspensions Redefined Page : 06

'SURGE' PROGRAM

14 November-Childrens' Day, World Diabetes Day 17 November-National Day for Deaf 19 November-National Integration Day All the formalities regarding the attainment of 19-25 November-World Heritage Week autonomous status from the academic session 2012-2013

Gazetted Holidays-

Pages : 8

KNIT has achieved the status of QIP Centre for Ph.D. in Electrical Engineering.

It is proposed to organize International Alumni Meet and a two day workshop on "How to Strengthen Training & Placement and Industry Institute Interaction" during Oct. 05 & Oct. 06, 2013. In the workshop the institute will be benefitted from the experience and thoughts from the Alumni. The Felicitation Programme will also be organized to felicitate the 1988 passout batches. It is expected that a large number of Alumni will participate in the meet and workshop to share their ideas. The patron of this meet is director Dr. K.S. Verma while the executive committee consists of Dr. N.K. Saxena, Dr. A.K. Singh, Dr. S.K. Sinha and Prof. Y.K. Mishra.

ALUMNI MEET'12

By: Shaifali Bansal, ME, III Year

The reunion of KNIT passed outs 'ALUMNI MEET 2012' held o n 7 t h October marking an y e a r l y event. It started with the lighting of lamp by Dr. K.S. Verma, Director, KNIT and Mr. N.K Saxena, Head of Alumni Association in the By Khushboo Gupta, IT, III Year name of God. All the alumni were welcomed wholeheartedly by Dr. K.S Verma and Mr. N.K Saxena You may mail your reviews, comments for their valuable presence. As the event started, the & articles, to the new mail id : ambience became playful when the alumni were invited d.iconknit@gmail.com to share their fond memories and experiences of their News, pictures & carricatures related days at KNIT. Their elated talks mesmerized everyone to the college activities are welcome. present there. The director went nostalgic while sharing For latest news of Dristicone and his days old funny moments. It was also aspiring for the articles visit www.drishticone.org students to see their role models emerging with flying

colours in different parts of the world. They also gave assurances to help in any endeavour for the welfare of their alma mater. The cultural programmes like songs and dances were also performed by the students. The melodious song by our respected Dean Dr Ajay Shekhar Pandey sir added to the charm of the event. The alumni were gifted mementos as a token of remembrance. There was also the scholarship of 5000 rupees awarded to Mr. Ratnesh Kumar Verma (Information Technology Third Year) and Mr Gokul Prajapati (Civil Engineering Third Year) by the alumni. At last, alumni bid goodbye with a promise to revisit their beloved alma mater again.


AREER BUZZ By Gyan Singh Yadav, EE, II Year

02 Top 7 Information Technology Companies in India: Year 2012

ANSAL API, being the first company to visit KNIT for recruiting students arrived on 7th September, 2012.Company visited the campus for recruiting students from Electrical Engineering and Civil Engineering. The overall selection procedure contained two phases. In the first phase, applicants had to give a written test which contained 30 questions from their core subjects. 20 students(10 from EE and 10 from CE) got success and appeared for the next selection step that was the Personal Interview. After a

long session of interviews, result was declared on the overall performance of the students. Out of those 20 students, 8(4 from EE and 4 from CE) were recruited by the company. The successful applicants are Jyotirmay Shukla, Rajat Mishra, Raman Garg, and Ankit Kumar Gupta, all from Electrical Engineering and Harshit Jain ,Ravikant Singh, Saurabh Tiwari, Aishwarya Maurya from Civil Engineering. The package designed by company was Rs24,000 per month for first 6 months and after that 25% increment will be awarded on the basis of performance.

By Chetan Anand Mishra,EE, II Year

By Abhilash Pandey, EL, III Year

It was proud and ferocious start for institution`s academic year 2012-13 as TCS, the major recruiter company in KNIT,recruited 60 student of final year of B.tech and MCA. TCS visited our campus on 26/9/2012 with a major start and the TRPs (Training and representatives) did a good job. The recruiters were overwhelmed by the hospitality given, throughout. It was a bright morning in KNIT and student was seen rushing in anxiety with CVs and other necessary documents. Soon the written test were organised and a massive no. (167) of student were qualified for the interviews. The advantage was given to the students to give direct

interviews (without giving written test) who had scored 75% aggregate till now. The no. of this kind of students were 34. The qualified students were anxious to give their interviews. Even some of the students were seen mugging up their hobbies in the gallery. Finally it took two days to finish the whole proceedure and now it was time to display the results. As there was very tough competition and every one tried his best, so the whole college was eager to know the result. Finally the total result was out in the evening. 60 students were selected on the package of 3.16 per annum. Now it was the time to celebrate and many students were seen asking party from the successful candidates.

What started as a revolution in the last half of the 20th century, has become one of the main industry power houses of the Indian economy. The Indian IT industry have been one of the most established in the world with some major players making their presence felt globally. Here is the list of the top 7 Indian IT Companies 1. The largest IT company in India with revenues over USD 10 billion and profits surpassing USD 2.2 billion, Tata Consultancy Services (TCS) is a global IT giant. It has close to 250,000 employees and is one of the top three global IT companies. 2. American multinational IT company has become one of the power houses of the Indian IT industry scene with revenues of USD 6.1 Billion 2011 and 2012 first quarter USD 1.71 Billion. 3.With a global presence in over 54 countries and a revenue crossing USD 7.2 billion, Wipro is undoubtedly one of the leading IT services and outsourcing companies. Under the leadership of Azim Premji, the company has galloped to become one of the biggest IT companies. 4. A USD 7 billion revenue company, which has offices in over 30 countries,Infosys is easily one of the top IT companies in India. It offers business consulting, IT consulting solutions and has a work force strength of over 150,000 employees 5. With revenues of over USD 3 billion, HCL Technologies is one of the biggest names in the Indian IT sector. It offers engineering, BPO, EAS, IT infrastructure etc services to Indian as well as global clients 6.With a net income of over USD 128 m i l l i o n , Te c h Mahindra is a leading networking and BPO solutions provider based in India. The company has a strong workforce comprising of over 42,000 employees. 7. A USD 1 billion company, Mphasis is a part of HP. Founded By Jaithirth Rao and Jeroen Tas, Mphasis has its presence in over 14 countries providing IT solutions to businesses.

CAREER @ PSU

GATEWAY TO MAHARATNA NTPC By Mohit Mahendra, EE, II Year NTPC Limited, India's largest power company with an installed capacity of 34,845 MW is presently operating 15 coal based, 7 gas based power stations and 6 Joint Ventures Companies. NTPC contributed around 1/3rd of the country's entire power generation during the year and plans to become a 128GW power company by 2032. NTPC is powering ahead by diversifying its portfolio to emerge as an integrated power major with presence across the entire energy value chain. A Maharatna and one of the most reputed company, NTPC has won many prestigious awards and isamongst the best employers in the country. To fuel its ambitious growth plan NTPC recruits engineers every year by its various proceedures. It recruits engineers from branches

Electrical, Mechanical, Civil, Electronics Instrumentation and Electronics

Full time Bachelor's Degree in Engineering or Technology/AMIE with not less than 65% marks,taking average of all the Semesters/Years, irrespective of the weightage given to any particular semester/year by the Institute/University. Final year/semester students are also eligible however they have to obtain at least 65% marks in their engineering degree. AGE LIMIT: Upper Age limit is 27 years as on i.e. candidates born before 01.01.85 need not apply. SELECTION PROCESS: Eligible candidates will have to appear for Graduate Aptitude Test in Engineering Based on the GATE score and requirement, candidates will be short listed for Group Discussion and Personal Interview. Candidates have to secure minimum qualifying marks in GD & interview.

QUALIFICATION:

Bharat Petroleum Corporation Limited (BPCL) Bharat Petroleum Corporation Limited (BPCL) is a Fortune 500 Oil major with a ranking of 225 on the prestigious Fortune Global 500 list for the year 2011-12 and a leading Navratna Public Sector Company. BPCL recruits Mechanical Engineers via it's selection proceedure. BPCL operates in the exciting and dynamic energy sector and is engaged in Refining, Marketing and Distribution of Petroleum products besides exploration of Oil & Gas, with an annual turnover of over ` 2,22,394 crores for the year 2011-12. BPCL produces a diverse range of oil products from auto fuels, petrochemicals and solvents to aviation turbine fuels, specialty lubricants, and markets them through a wide network of retail outlets, kerosene dealerships, and LPG distributorships besides supplying fuel directly to hundreds of industries and several domestic and international airlines. Percentage of Marks Candidates, belonging to General and OBC (NonCreamy Layer or NCL) categories, should have secured minimum 60% marks in qualifying degree examination. The applicable minimum percentage of marks for Scheduled Caste (SC) / Scheduled Tribe (ST) /Persons With Disability (PWD) candidates is 50%.

Upper Age Limit as on 01.06.2013 Maximum 25 Years for General Category candidates as on 01.06.2013. Age relaxation for SC/ST/OBC (NCL)/PWD candidates will be applicable as per the Presidential/ Government Directives. HOW TO APPLY Candidates who wish to apply for the post of “Management Trainee” in BPCL will be required to take the Graduate Aptitude Test in Engineering 2013 (GATE2013) in Mechanical Engineering discipline (Corresponding GATE 2013 paper code for Mechanical Engineering discipline is ME).

MIND FRESHENER Here are some simple logical questions for your refreshment… 1. I went to a chocolate shop. The price of a chocolate is $1 and they give you 1 chocolate if you give them 3 wrappers of the same chocolate. I have $15. What's the maximum number of chocolates I can get with this money. 2. You can use three identical digits in a simple addition sum so that the total is 24. You cannot use the digit 8, so what is the answer? 3.This sentance containes eight mistekes" How many mistakes are there in the sentence above?

Mail your answers & feedback to response2ab@gmail.com


RITERS' PENCHANT

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IS RESERVATION ENSURING EQUALITY OF OUTCOMES?

Shweta Khanna, IT, III Year

By Surabhi Sharma, EE, I year Caste is one of the major factors in politics of India. Independent India has seen intense debates over reverse discrimination, casteism, and caste based quotas and reservation in promotions. Casteism has so far been a root cause for the suffering of more than half of India's population. Our great leaders like Mahatma Gandhi, Jawaharlal Nehru and B.R. Ambedkar had radically different views about casteism. They wanted to uplift those who were socially or economically backward and untouchables. So they suggested seat reservation and quotas for people to redress caste discrimination. But we as well as our politicians have moulded their views according to our interest. Politicians try to divide people on the basis of caste to serve their interests. They forget that “who stands if India falls.” Reservation in Indian law is a form of action whereby a percentage of seats are reserved in public sector units, union and state civil services and in all public and private educational institutions for the socially and educationally backward classes of citizens who were inadequately represented in these services and institutions. Reservations are indented to increase the social diversity in campuses and workplaces by lowering the entry criteria for certain identifiable groups for whom it is impossible to live in a good society and maintain their status. After India gained independence the framers of constitution believed that due to the caste system, SCs and STs were historically oppressed and denied respect and equal opportunity in Indian society. So the constitution laid down 15% and 7.5% of vacancies to government aided educational institutes and for jobs in government as reserved quota for them for a period of 5 years after which the situation was to be

reviewed. But no revision was undertaken for the fear of losing votes. “Does the policy of reservation really enjoyed by the needy people?” this is the major question being asked anti-reservationists and its answer is not positive. According to them the reservation only on the basis of caste tends to encourage casteism in the society and weakens the notion of democratic citizenship. At present the decision to amend the constitution to ensure reservation in promotion has been the subject of much scrutiny. There is undoubtedly a need for greater representation of SC and ST officials at senior levels of bureaucracy including crucial posts both in states as well as centre. However, it is important that the objective is achieved without generating bitterness or creating further divisions in the civil services. This is the time when this situation is to be viewed very seriously putting our personal interest apart. The national social fabric is under strain and any hasty step, regardless of the extent of political support it may receive on account of electoral reasons should be avoided. It is the time to subside our own interests and ensure that any new amendment promises equality of opportunities as well as equality of outcomes. We should take care that reservation doesn't turn out to be a curse in spite of being a blessing. Reservations seek to remedy unequal starting positions, but once introduced in promotions they do the inverse: THEY TREAT EQUALS UNEQUALLY. Therefore we can also look for alternatives to upbring the lower lying sections of our society. Reservations based on economic status rather than caste can be the one. After all RESERVATION IS NOT THE ONLY SOUTION, IT IS JUST ONE OF THE MANY SOLUTIONS.

RAGGING: POSITIVE INTERACTION

By Chandrapurnima Bhatnagar, CS, I Year

In olden times, as we heard the word 'Ragging', it really compelled us to shiver. But now days ragging word does not hold that cheap and vulgar meaning. Actually 'Ragging' has very vast meaning in itself. On hearing word 'Ragging', some get scared about it, while some get excited. As a common practice in many institutions, juniors are forced to dance on the tables, they are asked to sing with an intense hooting as the background music, and even they are extremely abused. While sometimes such tasks generate a feeling of hatred among the freshers, sometimes they enjoy it too. Everything has its two faces, the good one and the bad one. Ragging is not an exception. In my view, ragging is not bad, until it goes to its extremity. When it culminates into depression, anxiety or in extreme cases- suicide, it is really unfortunate & sorrowful. Being an engineering student, I feel that ragging is an integral part of the life of any engineer, or rather it marks the commencement of this new phase of his or her life. We can understand it as a painting formation. As an artist first, spreads all the colours on drawing sheet keeping a beautiful picture in his mind and after that he starts shading them smoothly, to give his imagination the form of a painting. Similarly we (juniors) are like plane

drawing sheet. They (respected seniors) throw a number of tasks in front of us. Firstly, we will feel hesitated, embarrassed & all these seems like mud, but actually these are the different colours, which we realize later, after being painted in the atmosphere of our institute, while getting all the initial hesitation and anxiety removed. Another positive aspect of raging is the healthy interaction with the seniors. It is this interaction which prepares us for the upcoming challenges and problems we are to confront, and gives us a foretaste of the skills and qualities we need to imbibe for surviving in this field. For example in an interview, the real test is how frank, creative, innovative, confident and social you really are. And hence, the seniors really help us(the juniors) in learning all these things by sharing their experiences and giving valuable tips. They motivate, inspire, and teach us the required norms & etiquettes of the professional world, which are simply different from home living. Hence, in my opinion, ragging should not be strictly prohibited. Actually it plays a good mean role in the start of our professional life, provided both seniors and juniors play their part positively and lovingly.

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Neither Dristicone nor the institute promotes Ragging

DARK SIDE OF BABA DHABA

By Sandeep Pacheyan, EL, III Year

As we climb up to the baba dhaba to catch a hot and spicy plate of maggi, what utterly disappoints us is the pathetic condition of garbage dumped carelessly at the rear side of dhaba and alongside the highway road. Such a pathetic treatment of waste material certainly puts across a lot of questions regarding our capability to apply certain policies framed for this cause. As urban India grapples with the challenge of handling municipal solid waste, GIREM (Global Initiative for Restructuring Environment and Management), an industry body, has come out with an exhaustive report which recommends setting up of waste-to-energy plants at the Assembly constituency level. The report points out that with the average Indian generating about 500 gm of waste on a daily basis, urban India generate 703 lakh tones of solid waste annually. The collection and disposal of garbage in most of the cities is woefully lacking,

leading to environmental and health hazards. At the same time, landfills are becoming scarce in urban areas and also prohibitive. Estimation shows that at current rates of dumping/land-filling, by 2050, India will require approximately 1,400 sq. km of land or the equivalent of three Mumbai cities. Not to forget, the resistance that is building up in locating landfills in suburban or even rural areas. Such an approach to garbage management is not just violative of the Municipal Solid Waste (Management and Handling) Rules 2000, but unjust and environmentally toxic. Transporting and disposing of waste in landfills is expensive. Germany and several other European countries for instance does not resort to land filling recycle everything except about four per cent that they dump. Other solutions in the West include scientific landfills capable of removing methane emissions, and waste-to-energy projects which are expensive and carry significant environmental risks.

India's own response should therefore be to prioritise elegant solutions such as composting of segregated wet waste, which forms the bulk of the garbage. This is possible at several levels individuals, apartment complexes, gated communities and municipal wards; the rest of the waste can be recycled as envisaged under the MSW Rules. It is heartening that many citizens are ahead of local governments in adopting such green initiatives. Others can be encouraged to take charge of their waste and segregate and, if they fail, compelled to do so. Greater Noida offers a good example in the form of its compulsory rainwater harvesting requirement for buildings, which helped improve the groundwater table. But the key lies in shunning a 'use and throw' lifestyle modelled after the United States, which generates the highest waste per capita and has 1,900 landfill eyesores. That is certainly not what the model India needs.


XPRESSIONS The Real Message By Vidushi Singh, CS, I Year “Mirror Mirror on the wall Who is the fairest of them all?” The ever-lasting lines from Grimm fairy tales are famous all around the world. What did the evil queen mean when she asked, “fairest of them all”, fairest as the one who don't cheat, fairest as one with the kindest heart or maybe as the most beautiful. Who knew what the Grimm brothers were trying to say but people assumed it got to be the one who is most beautiful and the real message got lost on the way when Disney pictured the Grimm fairy tales with materialistic beauty of enchanting palaces, golden carriages, handsome princes and the pretty damsel in distress. While the original folktales were filled with violence, blood and the hard hitting realms of the world. Girls at a young tender age watch these fairy tales, read them before going to sleep and their young hearts are inspired by bewitching beauties. These pretty princesses become the ideals for those young girls, and as they grow up, they drift away from these childhood obsessions but a part of their brain always carries, an imprint on these childhood tales. But what it actually remembers, is actually a beautiful girl who was helpless and was saved by a handsome prince, married him and then, lived happily ever after. But is this the only thing worth remembering in all these anecdotes? No, certainly there is much more than that..! Cindrella, despite being mistreated heavily by her step-

mother and step-sisters never held any grudges against them and readily forgave them. She was a kind-hearted woman. Belle, the beauty saved the handsome prince from the beast within; by virtue of her selfless character. It was the woodcutter's daughter who rescued the prince. And Ariel- she couldn't kill the prince when she was getting everything back by putting the knife through his heart and death, if she didn't. But she faced the consequences of her desires and killed herself while wishing a happy life for the prince with her last breath. She sacrificed herself for her love. These stories weren't just about pretty faces but about women of great will and character. Maybe this was how the Grimm brothers wanted to portray these women. Nowadays, people are modernizing fairytales to bring them closer to the realms of reality. Is it even necessary? Young kids don't need reality but they don't need to dwell upon materialistic beauty either. What they need to look at is The Real Message. It would do the world a whole lot of good, when the world would see these fairy tales, and won't just see the pretty girls marrying handsome princes, and leaving in a grand carriage, towards a happily ever after journey, but trustful, kind-hearted, strong-willed women full of character and strength, whom the world can lean upon.

HIS INQUISITION By: Yogesh Singh, ME II Year Asked a curious child of seven, "Moma, can you tell me the path to heaven, Where I have Elysian lawns, fairies, And His hand on me, telling me stories."

Mark my words, you have to see more strife, Coming in your way who wish to work for the goodwill of humanity, Actions against you may lead to the extent of insanity."

Perplexed by his inquisition and confounded, At the question, feeling quite astounded, In these lectures lay the moral principles, That her child is not normal, thinking beyond his age, He added-" Boast not of your achievements in Should she marvel at his imaginations or try to gauge- chronicles, Ultimately death's icy hand would be on your -His level of understanding and then answer. corporeals, She asked, "Do you want to conquer?", Hence, make your lives sublime by not running after Pat came the question- "Conquer what?" jewels-" Was it time for his mother to shut! "-Instead aid the others off their pangs, The child, though docile, was anxious today, Be the Massiah for them, bring forth your hands Innumerable questions, relevant or irrelevant, were It is said accuse not the nature ,she hath done her part, coming in her way, do thou but thine "Conquer the hearts of those who are in need" With this I part away from you all under this shrine" She replied in a soft tone to a nimble steed. "Seeing a blind crossing road- help him, The church bell rang and so stood the boy, Seeing an illiterate giving thumb impression- teach You must be thinking that he must have started to him, cloy, Never expect a reward, do your job, Holding his mum's hand leading homeward, Never stop till the last throb" The blessed one, dauntless today, and not a coward. Interrupting his mother, least showing apathy, Rather, a keen concern, but for a pithy, Varying from this his mother had become the storyteller that day, Forgetting their visit to the church, being Sunday. Reminding her of the sunday prayer, He requested,"we can't delay to see Her, Carrying the Enlightened One stuck to Her bosom, Could I get the oppurtunity to be at her bottom" Proud Mary could'nt resist her tears' Her Alfred becoming Jesus, now no fears, Spellbound she was and caught his hand, In a jffy, took him to the church land. There stood the Father giving sermons of the Lord. Who pardoned His enemies who crucified Him, Father said, "My children never give way to whim, Love each and every creature on earth,being His creation, Forgive all ills against you and no retribution" "Jesus says that He will cleanse our souls, Immaculate we can be but first be the soles, Be gracious in defeat, be serious in success, Be constant as the North Pole star, do not be at excess." "Ups and downs are an indispensable part of life,

The gleaming eyes of Mary could still be in his imagination, He could symbolize it with his mother's , waiting for further interaction, He told her to end the disscussion, And promised her to lead his life for a mission. Disclosing you the suspence, "he was not cloying" Mary(mother), atlast gave the final sermon, "There are two types of fame- my son, One is ignominy,censure and the other great reverence, It's up to you to choose either, my words would be in you in reverberence" Mum, I' ll always listen to my conscience whereYou and 'Father' are there to stare, And check me at the minute step wrong , "Amen", said the mother to her Jesus and they went along . This excerpt from Alfred's life is enough, For the kindered spirit like me who is a blasph, But now can see the innate humane in me, Ready to propogate the life of serenity, free from blasphemy.

04 Patchy Politics In most parts of the world a political person charged with corruption would become an instant 'untouchable' to the political community. Public figures would refrain from being associated with accused and those having a relationship would distance themselves but not in India!!!! In contrast to the west the India has its uniqueness in political issues where going to jail, being involved in scams, scandals and illegal activities add medal to their career. A miscreant becomes the leader of the Nagar Nigam in general as there name is familar to the local people. The tale is same from lower level Nagar Nigam to higher level parliament where the posts seem to be permanently reserved for the bad man. Illustrating in the recent developments where A Raja, Suresh Kalmadi and Kani Mozhi have been honored by parliamentary committee membership. To mock to our democracy Suresh Kalmadi stands to be the member of parliamentary committee External Affrairs in parliament. Following the doctrine of when power speaks no one checks the grammar CBI doesn't register charge sheet. Other keyword is 'maytrayee' solicilated where the resignation of Deputy Chief Minister Ajit Pawar in Maharashtra was vehemently opposed by all the ministers who threatened to resign in his wake, seeking to support of corrupt instead of redeeming the act. In an earlier turn of events DMK refused to accept charges on A Raja even though they had proven. The democracy is running nowadays with corruption as its skill set. Its high time that we voters start looking beyond the familiar corrupt faces and vote for the people who can really make a difference.

MY LAST TEN DAYS AT HOME By Surabhi Sharma, EE, I Year (DEDICATED TO ALL THE FRESHERS) I am happy, I am sad For my studies will pursue, But to leave my family and friends, In my heart there is great cry and hue. In my infancy I saw some dreams, To fulfil them- this sacrifice… who knew? I made friends, some friends for forever, But look, alas! They also flew. Now I'll also fly to some strange place, In some ten days or few. For this is the time to move on And construct new crew. The change is unavoidable, Calling always for something new. I am afraid of the new place, Lekin “DARR KE AGE JEET HAI” says mountain dew! I'll weep, I'll cry, But I know my seniors will offer me tissue. I am happy, I am sad, And this will continue, continue, continue...


BHIVYAKTI Ykksdra= esa /kwfey gksrh laln dh Nfo

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05 यादों में तुम हर वक्त यादों में तुम नजर आती हो चढ़ती उतरती साँसों में , तुम्हारी रूह का एहसास होता है बंद पलकों से , जागती आँखों से तुम्हारे रुप का दीदार होता है चौराहे की भीड़ में, गलियों के सन्नाटे में तलाशता हूँ तुम्हारा मुड़ा हुआ चेहरा । तन्हाई के आलम में रात के वीराने में , चाँद के उजाले में, जब सन्नाटे की आवाज का होता है झींगुर से संवाद , तब बैठ घर पिछवाड़े नदी किनारे करता हूँ सारी रात बातें पानी में उभरती और मिटती तुम्हारी तस्वीरों से । उन तस्वीरों में कभी तुम मुस्करा कर आगे बढ़ जाती हो कभी मुड़कर अपने संग चलने को बुलाती हो । तुम्हारी ये तस्वीरें पानी में छिपकर मुझसे आँख मिचौली करती है और जब व्याकुल हो मेरी आँखों से नीर के दो मोती बहते है तो संजो लेती है उन्हें अपने आँचल में और घुल जाती है उन मोतियों के संग फिर ठण्डा स्पर्श देकर तुम्हारे होने का एहसास कराती है......... - शैलेन्द्र यादव

Hkkjrh; jsy dh cksxh Khbaab Nazar, IT, I Year

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vkSj fdlh rjg Nksyk ysdj Vªsu esa p<+ ik,¡A vUnj dk n`”; rks vkSj Hkh ?kekLkku Fkk] iwjk dk iwjk fMCck vius vki esa fgUnqLrku FkkA dksbZ cSBk Fkk rks dksbZ [kM+k] vkSj ftls txg ugh feyh og cFkZ ds uhps Fkk iM+kA geus Hkh ,d xats ;k=h ls dgk] d`i;k FkksM+h txg gekjs fy, Hkh cukbZ;s] og cksyk vkbZ;s gekjh [kksiMh ij cSB tkbZ;s] vki gh ds fy, lkFk djkbZ gS] 2 :0 nsuk fdUrq fQly tkvks rks gels er dgukA rHkh Q”kZ ij cSBs vkneh ds flj ij] ikuh dh rhu xje&2 cw¡ns vkdj fxjh] og fpYyk;k dkSu gS& D;k gS] vkSj ikuh fxjkdj ekSu gSA rHkh Åij ls vkokt vkbZ] HkkbZ lkgc ;g ikuh ugha gS] esjk 6 eghus dk cPpk ysVk gS] vkSj ekQ dj nhft,&ekQ dj nhft,] fdUrq viuk flj Hkh gVk yhft,] cPps dk D;k Hkjkslk u tkus vxyh ckj mlus D;k ijkslkA rHkh jsy esa dksykgy gqvk]

,d lTtu fpYyk;k idM+ks&2 pksj&2 esjk cVqvk ekj ys x;k vkSj] iwjs 300 :0 ls mrkj ys x;k] fVdV Hkh mlh esa Fkka rHkh ikl gh [kM+s lTtu cksys] Hkwfedk u cukvks] fVdV u fy;k gks rks] gkFk feykvks] geus Hkh ugha fy;k gSA ,d rks Without Ticket tkrs gks] Åij ls nqfu;k dks pksV~Vk crkrs gksA lTtu cksys ugh&2 eSa >wB ugha cksyrk] eSa ,d v/;kid gw¡] rHkh ,d Nk= fpYyk;k] v/;kid ds tsc esa cVqvk] blls vPNk et+kd rsk bfrgkl esa ugha gqvkA v/;kid cksys bfrgkl ugha esjk fo'k; Hkwxksy gSA rks Nk= cksyk lj blhfy, rks vkidk cVqvk xksy gSa rHkh jsy us >Vdk [kk;k] eq>s esjs ?kj ij igq¡pk;k] ij tSls gh eS mrjk] HkhM+ us fQj ls p<+k;k] tkuk Fkk eq>dks vius ?kj] vkSj dgh vkSj gh igq¡pk;kAA


ISC-TALK

06

CIVIL IN THE GOLF CITY As a part of the Civil Engineering curriculum, the students of third year got a chance to go to a site visit to the golf city, Lucknow which is a project under ANSAL, API. Students were warmly welcomed by the safety head, Mr. S. K. Singhand the project manager Mr. Sumit Maurya (who is an alumnus of KNIT Sultanpur). The site visit helped the students gain a practical know-how of various subjects that are difficult to visualize through lectures. All the students set off early in the morning with three faculty members; Mr. A.K. Agarwal, Mr. Narendra Gupta, and Mr. Sumit Srivastava. Students were provided safety helmets and then escorted to the safety lab where they were given a speech on the quality and safety measures adopted at the site. The students were shown the latest technologies used in the construction, told about the complexity of problems faced during construction and the cost involved in the

project. The time spent by the batch at the institute's cafeteria was very relaxing. A golf villa, which costs about 8 crores as told by the project manager, was

By Priya Mishra,CE, III Year

also visited by the students. It was designed to be controlled by an i-pad. They were also told that 250 such villas are being constructed. It was a very good learning experience for the students as they collectively enjoyed and were enlightened with new concepts and visualizations of the theoretical subjects of their courses. The trip provided a good impetus to students' thoughts and contributed to a better understanding of the things learnt through books. The students express their thanks to the DirectorDr. K. S.Verma, Head of Department (Civil), Dr. Mohit Gupta, and the T. P. O Head Dr. A.K Singh who permitted them to go on the visit, the faculty members who accompanied them and the officials there for their cooperative attitude. Such trips should be organized more frequently as they are really useful for the students.

Wi-Fi in new Maitreyee...Better Late Than Never!!! By Srishti Tripathi, IT, III Year 'When we achieve the things we desire, we feel blessed but when extreme good things lying beyond our imagination happen to us, it become pleasant surprises for us'. These lines are able to accommodate a place for themselves in this article of mine not just because this is all what I feel. In fact it is what Maitreyee felt on 11 Sept. It was, indeed, a mesmerizing day for us. Before I commence the narration of whole-soul reason behind this, let me assure you, it has nothing to deal with 9/11. So, victims of 9/11 must not be envious of Maitreyee hostel as we wholly own its credentials. It was approx 2 in the noon when cheerful noise of my friends struck my eardrums. On going through the matter, I came to know about the splendid news of Wi-Fi connection in our own hostel. It was the moment of celebration for us because frankly speaking, we always expected Wi-Fi connection elusive for our 'new Maitreyee girls' hostel' and that too without much hue-and-cry apparently. Within no time, everyone in the hostel was found with laptops, securing suitable places for themselves. And the best part is everyone was aspiring for a common goal-INTERNET. Those who get connected with the global network were busy with updating anti-virus software of their laptops and those who were deprived of the golden opportunity, too engaged in trying their luck another time. This 'hit-n-trial' continued late night. Entire third year was seen updating this GRAND news on facebook and enjoying the moment. It was the same time; I decided to take up this article because the way, Maitreyee responded was worth watching. Our long term desire had been accomplished and that was reflected in our alacrity. We were so much lost in living the phenomenal moment that some of us even skipped our meals. The extent of our amusement can be measured in the sense that 11 Sept. was like an 'Internet-day' for us. We were able to access the internet sitting in our rooms only and that was the biggest charm of the day. But hold on, twist in the story was yet to arrive. From the very next day and till today, crowd of girls accessing internet is centralised to a few yards from the access point only. Reason

is well known- limited access speed and due to the same reason, the charm of accessing internet via 'our very own Wi-Fi' is waning gradually. Well, keeping myself on a safe side, I would just say- 'something is better than nothing'.

Com Corn

,d i.zkke ekrH`kk"kk ds uke By: Jyoti Singh, IT, Ankita Seth, EL, II Year

BOOK REVIEW By: Devesh Mittal, M.E., Iind year Title Author Genre

14 flrEcj 2012] fgUnh fnol ds volj ij ;qok fgUnh Hkkf"k;ksa dks izksRlkfgr djus ds mn~ns'; ls ^^vf[ky Hkkjrh; fo|kFkhZ ifj"kn** ds }kjk ^^ljLorh f'k'kq eafnj** ds izkax.k esa ,d ;qok dfo lEeku lekjksg dk vk;kstu fd;k x;k] ftlesa fofHkUu laLFkkuksa ds Nk=ksa us c<+&Pk<+ dj Hkkx fy;k o viuh Lojfpr jpuk,¡ izLrqr dhA bl dk;ZØe esa eq[; vfrfFk dh Hkwfedk Jh vt; tk;loky th us fuHkkbZ] ogha izkpk;Z bUnzthr th us viuh ekStwnxh ls lHkh Nk=ksa dk mRlkgo/kZu fd;kA ds0,u0vkbZ0Vh0 dh vksj ls bl dk;ZØe esa ch0Vsd0 r`rh; o"kZ ds Nk= vadqj 'kqDyk] lquhy ;kno o HkO; tSu us Hkkx fy;kA lHkh Nk=ksa us viuh dforkvksa ds ek/;e ls thou ds fofHkUu igyqvksa dks Nqvk o Jksrkvksa dks HkkofoHkksj fd;kA ogha ,0ch0oh0ih0 ds dk;ZdrkZ Jh lqfer JhokLro th us viuh gkL; o O;ax jpukvksa ls lHkh Jksrkvksa dks xqnxqnk;kA ds0,u0vkbZ0Vh0 esa bysDVªkfudh ds f'k{kd jg pqds Jh lqfer th] viuh gkL; jpukvksa }kjk ns'k dh orZeku jktuSfrd fLFfkr o leL;kvksa ij dBksj dqBkjk?kkr djrs gSaA dk;ZØe ds var esa Jh tk;loky th us lHkh Nk=ksa dk ekxZn'kZu fd;k o rRi'pkr~ lHkh ;qok dfo;ksa dks lEekfur fd;k x;kA

The Monk Who Sold His Ferrari Robin S. Sharma Motivational and Self -Help book Summary:

This is an inspiring tale based on search of life's true purpose, providing a step-by-step approach to living with greater courage, balance, abundance and joy. It tells the story of Julian Mantle, a lawyer forced to confront the spiritual crisis of his out-of-balance life. Following a heart attack, he decides to sell all his beloved possessions, Ferrari too and trek to India. On a life-changing odyssey to an ancient culture, he meets Himalayan gurus who offer powerful, wise and practical lessons that teach us to: develop joyful thoughts; Follow our life's mission; cultivate self-discipline and act courageously; value time as our most important commodity; nourish our relationships; and, live fully, one day at a time. The Author Robin Sharma is one of the world's top experts on leadership and personal development, having helped millions of people to live their best lives. He is the author of 11 major international bestsellers, including The Monk Who Sold His Ferrari. His work has been published in over 60 countries and in nearly 70 languages. I personally suggest you all to read and follow this amazing fable and watch your life change for good!!!!


ECHTONIX

07 MATLAB

TM

Bose Redefines Automobile Suspension Systems

For All

By Vishal Kumar Rai, ME, III Year

Bose Corporation is best known for creating high quality audio products, and if asked to piece together your ideal car, its 11-speaker sound system would certainly be a contender to feature within. But the suggestion that Bose's new suspension systems would feature without springs or shocks begs an explanation. In an ongoing research project that has spanned over twenty-four years Bose has created a unique electromagnetic suspension system for automobiles that is close to commercial release and is set to replace traditional shocks and springs with electronic actuators. "This is the first time a suspension system is the same for a sports car and for a luxury car", said its creator, Dr Amar Bose, chairman and head of technical design. After evaluating conventional and variable spring/damper systems as well as hydraulic approaches, it was determined that none had the combination of speed, strength, and efficiency that was necessary to provide the desired results. The study led to electromagnetics as the one approach that could realise the desired suspension characteristics. The Bose suspension concept required significant advancements in four key disciplines: linear electromagnetic motors, power amplifiers, control algorithms, and computation speed. Today, prototypes of the Bose suspension have been installed in standard production vehicles. These research vehicles have been tested on a wide variety of roads, on tracks, and on durability courses with amazing results. The heart of the system is based upon a linear electromagnetic motor which is installed at each wheel. Inside the linear electromagnetic motor are magnets and coils of wire. When electrical power is applied to the coils, the motor retracts and extends, creating motion between the wheel and car body. One of the key advantages of an electromagnetic approach is speed. The linear electromagnetic motor responds quickly enough to counter the effects of bumps and potholes, maintaining a comfortable ride. In bringing the product to market Dr Bose expects that the company will choose one automaker that is dedicated to performance. When exactly this will be, is laughed off by Dr. Bose as he points out the long past the project already has. It is speculated, however, that the system will be commercially available within the next two years.

Scientific newsâ&#x20AC;Śjust to amuse!!! By Jyoti Singh, IT, II Year

1.NASA rover snaps pictures of an eclipse from Mars: NASA's Mars rover Curiosity, dispatched to determine if the planet; most like Earth in the solar system, could have supported microbial life, has taken on a second job moonlighting as an astronomer. Last week, Curiosity outfitted its high-resolution camera with protective filters and took pictures of the sun as Phobos; one of Mar's two small moons, sailed by. It was a tricky shoot. Phobos and its sister moon Deimos are closer to Mars than our moon is to Earth, so they shoot across the sky relatively quickly. Phobos takes less than eight hours to circle Mars. Deimos takes about 30 hours to make the trip.The rover took more than 600 images with its left and right cameras, about 100 of which captured some part of the eclipse.

2. New 'ATM' Takes Old Phones and Gives Back Green: When new cell phones or tablets enter the marketplace, yesterday's hot technology can quickly become obsolete--for some consumers. For others, the device still has value as an affordable alternative, or even as spare parts. With support from the National Science Foundation (NSF), ecoATM of San Diego, California, has developed a unique, automated system that lets consumers trade in those devices for reimbursement or recycling. Using sophisticated artificial intelligence developed through two NSF Small Business Innovation Research grants, ecoATM kiosks can differentiate varied consumer electronics products and determine a market value. ecoATM is certified to the eWaste environmental standards of Responsible Recycling (R2) and ISO 14001.

3. Engineers Built a Supercomputer from 64 Raspberry Pi Computers and Lego: Computational Engineers at the University of Southampton have built a supercomputer from 64 Raspberry Pi computers and Lego. The team, led by Professor Simon Cox, consisted of Richard Boardman, Andy Everett, Steven Johnston, Gereon Kaiping, Neil O'Brien, Mark Scott and Oz Parchment, along with Professor Cox's son James Cox (aged 6) who provided specialist support on Lego and system testing. The racking was built using Lego with a design developed by Simon and James, who has also been testing the Raspberry Pi by programming it using free computer programming software Python and Scratch over the summer. The machine, named "Iridis-Pi" after the University's Iridis supercomputer, runs off a single 13 Amp mains socket and uses MPI (Message Passing Interface) to communicate between nodes using Ethernet. The whole system cost under ÂŁ2,500 (excluding switches) and has a total of 64 processors and 1Tb of memory (16Gb SD cards for each Raspberry Pi). Professor Cox uses the free plug-in 'Python Tools for Visual Studio' to develop code for the Raspberry Pi.

as i had said i the first edition of the column, i dont have much ideas which are common to all branches, and under the deficit of any suggestions from the worthy readers, i could only think of one problem statement which would have been read by all the students but may concern only some in depth. Assuming that readers have the basic knowledge of matlab language and programming, here is a problem statement with its solution. %problem statement write a MATLAB program to plot ROTATING MAGNETIC FIELD of frequency 50 Hz %variables used freq - frequency w - angular velocity t - time Baa, Bbb, Bcc - components of field Bnet - net field %the code freq=50; %define frequency=50Hz w=2*pi*freq; %define angular velocity t=0:1/5000:1/50; %define time %components of field Baa=sin(w*t); Bbb=sin(w*t2*pi/3).*(cos(2*pi/3)+j*sin(2*pi/3)); Bcc=sin(w*t+2*pi/3).*(cos(2*pi/3)+j*sin(-2*pi/3)); Bnet=Baa+Bbb+Bcc; %plot for ii=1:length(t) plot([0 real(Baa(ii))],[0 imag(Baa(ii))],'k'); hold on; plot([0 real(Bbb(ii))],[0 imag(Bbb(ii))],'b'); plot([0 real(Bcc(ii))],[0 imag(Bcc(ii))],'m'); plot([0 real(Bnet(ii))],[0 imag(Bnet(ii))],'r'); axis square; axis([-2 2 -2 2]); drawnow; hold off; end %making desicions if(any queries || any suggestions) mail at www.facebook.com/ELECtrifyingENGINEER %note in case of any confusions, readers can refer to the book I mentioned in the first edition or may contact me on the id given above.

By: ANKUR SHUKLA Electrical Engineering III year


08 Celebration with the teachers, for the teachers and by the teachers... AL C I R T ELEC

MECHANICAL

CIVIL

C.S. And I.T.

Expressing gratitude...

Best click of the EDITION!!!

Himanshu Kumar Kavyakar ME,1 yr. Iron lady INDIRA GANDHI, artistically on a Leaf.


9 nov 2012