Students in the Project JMIFET session, at the Faculty of Engg.; Tuesday, Aug. 9, 2011 (Photo: Aarif Khan)

Engineering Societies Conduct Orientation Sessions for New Students

Following a week after the orientation programme held by the university for the new engineering students in the Ansari Auditorium, the various engineering societies in the faculty held their own orientation sessions for the new engineering students.

Students in the Project JMIFET session, at the Faculty of Engg.; Tuesday, Aug. 9, 2011 (Photo: Aarif Khan)


They were hosted on three consecutive working days: August 5, 8 and 9, 2011, each in the auditorium of the Faculty of Engineering and Technology. The students were briefed on the activities held by each and in general, explained the benefits of participating in co-curricular activities, encouraging them to involve themselves in the same.

On August 5, the student chapter of Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) organised their session from 12:30 p.m. to 1:30 p.m., which took off with a note of welcome by Dr. (Mrs.) Mini S. Thomas, the branch counsellor. It proceeded with a slide presentation prepared by its committee, the events being simultaneously explained by Rahul Chauhan and Prateek Bagga, chairperson and vice-chairperson of IEEE-JMI respectively.

The session explained the working of the society and explained its sub-sections; Power and Energy society (PES), Women in Engineering (WIE), Microwave Theory and Technique Society (MTTS). The presentation also covered the events carried out throughout the academic year; from WIE week to its annual festival, ‘Encomium.’

It also featured its various publications; ‘Carousel,’ ‘Encore’ and ‘Blimp.’ The session concluded with a small quiz for the audience, wherein the society’s T-shirts were given away to those who answered correctly. The annual magazine, Encore, was also distributed as were the membership forms to the students. The society’s website can be accessed at

(Right) Prof. S. Beg in CSI-JMI session at the faculty of Engg.; Monday, Aug. 8, 2011 (Photo: Nadeem Alam)

On August 8, from 3:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m., the student branch of the Computer Society of India (CSI), held their orientation session for the first-year students. It was opened with a welcoming speech by Prof. S. Beg and Mr. Tanvir Ahmad, the present branch counsellor.

It was followed by a presentation, led by Yasir Ansari, and chairperson of CSI-JMI, who introduced the students to the society, explaining the vast plethora of activities CSI offered. Its spectrum includes technical workshops such as C language classes and Ethical Hacking workshops to cultural events such as Face painting and general quizzes.

A slide presentation also showcased the evolvement of CSI from the time of 2002 to the present year. A separate introduction was given to its annual techno-cultural festival, ‘AlgoRhythm,’ which in the past has featured a performance by Kumar Vishwas, besides organizing a fashion and rock show. It was also host to Member of Parliament Naveen Jindal last year.

Taking the opportunity, CSI also announced its plans for an upcoming newsletter.

An IEEE presentation in the IEEE-JMI session at the Faculty of Engg.; Friday, Aug. 5, 2011 (Photo: Aarif Khan)

In associated news, CSI held web development classes from August 10-12. A slot was also held wherein students from the audience asked questions to have their doubts cleared.

It was followed up by the presentation of certificates of appreciation to the previous executive committee members by Prof. S. Beg. The session ended with a distribution of CSI-JMI’s annual magazine, Fiction and its membership forms. For more information, one may log onto

The members of Project JMIFET organised their first ever orientation session for the new students on August 9, from 12:30 p.m. to 1:00 p.m., and it was attended by the first year students of all the branches. The purpose of the session was to introduce the concept of the initiative to the new entrants and explain the vision behind its setup.

The session started off with an introduction by Dr. Majid Jamil, Training & Placement Officer, who briefed the attendees on the initiative, stressing on the opportunities it offers and urging them to avail the benefits being offered.

It was followed by the Mentorship Project, witnessing a talk by two alumni of the Faculty of Engineering and Technology. Ritika Subhash, batch of 2007, working with Hay Group, and Samir Sharma, batch of 2010, working with BHEL.

(L-R) Ritika Subhash and Samir Sharma in the Project-JMIFET session, at the Faculty of Engg.; Tuesday, Aug. 9, 2011 (Photo: Aarif Khan)

The aim of the Mentorship Project is to unlock the power of the alumni network for the benefit of the present students. They explained the Project to the students with the aid of a presentation, showcasing the progress made in the Community portal, ‘Knowledge  Repository’ and the outlay of the various committees. Encouraging the students to participate and involve themselves, they finally unveiled the ‘RnF IT Innovation Cell,’ a subsidiary of the Bangalore based startup by Raghib Khan and Faisal Abbas, alumni of the 2007 batch. It shall aim to provide funding and guidance to the entrepreneurial ventures of the students of the faculty.

At the conclusion, an interactive round was held, where the students asked questions relating to career issues. The alumni advised them accordingly, based on their first-hand experience they had gained during their years at the faculty.

For more information on Project JMIFET, one may log onto:,

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About Muhammad Aarif Khan

Aarif Khan (class of 2013) is a staff writer at Jamia Journal, and a graduate student in the Department of Electronic Engineering. He can be reached via email at: maarifkhan[at]

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