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Dr.NGPIT-NI LabVIEW Academy

Dr. N.G.P. Institute of Technology, Coimbatore have signed a Memorandum of Understanding with the National Instruments, Bangalore on November 2011 with a primary objective of ingraining the young engineers with the knowledge of LabVIEW and explore the real world challenges.

Dr. N.G.P. IT - NI LabVIEW ACADEMY gives the budding engineers the knowledge and the required tools to experimentally discover the possible solutions for real time engineering challenges. It provides the students with a classroom curriculum package besides their academics. The academy gives room for anyone seeking LabVIEW education and knowledge through research and projects over the course of a semester. It also aims to provide the faculties & students with the opportunity, knowledge, and tools to attempt the Certified LabVIEW Associate Developer (CLAD) exam.

Dr. N.G.P. IT- NI LabVIEW Academy initiated the training since its inception and professionally trained nine faculty members and five hundred and fifteen students. Dr. N.G.P. IT NI LabVIEW Academy conducted LabVIEW Associate Developer (CLAD) International Certificate Exam at Dr. N.G.P. IT – NI LabVIEW Academy on March 4, 2013 to our faculty members and students. In this regard a pre revision on CLAD had conducted on March 2, 2013. Remarkable one is the achievement by Mr.Venkatachalam, Mr.Suresh, Ms.Preethi, Ms.Sree Divya, 2011-12 Batch EEE Students,

Our Student Project titled "Efficient Wireless Transfer for Real-time Greenhouse Management Using IEEE 802.15.4/Zigbee protocol" was selected in Student Design Competition 2013 and awarded as a winner of Student Design Competition 2013.This year the Academy has also trained three hundred and twenty five students of various branches in Dr. N.G.P. IT besides a one day workshop on "Digital Image Processing using LabVIEW" which triggered the minds of 61 student participants from colleges all over Tamilnadu with novel ideas in LabVIEW Applications. Overall the academy has trained eight hundred and fifty students.

Objectives:

To provides opportunities, to enhance the knowledge and skills at a professional level. After completing the training, the trainees will be capable to handle the industrial projects on automation, testing and control. They will also be able to clear the Certified LabVIEW Associate Developer (CLAD) exam conducted by National Instruments.

  • Train the students on LabVIEW platform as per the NI stipulated curriculum.
  • Make the students ready to take up certificate examinations.
  • Conduct online LabVIEW certification examinations.
  • Help students to carry out their mini and major projects in various domains using LabVIEW platform.
  • Train faculty members on the LabVIEW platform, and thereby they can use the platform for their research work.
  • Conduct FDPs / Workshops / Seminars for the benefit of faculty and students.
 

Outcome

 
 
  • Won NI School of Academy Award.
  • Runner up of NIYANTRA 2012.
  • Won Student Design Competition 2013.
  • Presented the project before the Father of LabVIEW.
  • Won Mahindra Satyam Young Engineer Award.
  • Placed in Mahindra Satyam.
  • Won ICTACT Young Innovator Award.
  • Cleared CLAD examination.
 

In the year 2012 the academy motivated the students for their innovative excellence in LabVIEW and trained the students to get molded with their novel ideas. The students along with their staff coordinators toiled and made fifteen entries in NI YANTRA and fifteen in VI MANTRA. The personnel from National Instruments appreciated the excellent number of innovative ideas and also they offered technical support for the seven batches that were listed in the top 50 out of 645 project entries from various reputed institutions all over India.

Seven batches have presented and demonstrated their ideas in the 9th Annual EDUCATORS DAY 2012 organized by NICE & NI. It is the biggest graphical system design academic conference in India where more than 1000 researchers, professors, HODs, Principals and students showcased the latest tools and best practices in engineering education. For engineering students, this is the perfect platform to learn about the spirit of competing, a chance for proving their 'Do engineering' skills, industrial projects and industry association. It is very prime that our students competed with students from IIT-Jodhpur, College of Defense Advance Technology- Pune, VIT, NIT, PSG College of Technology & KCT. The efforts replenished with a tremendous outcome that 3 batches entered the top 9 finalists.

Students also attended the placement drive and appeared for the aptitude test conducted by National Instruments. The judging panel members appreciated our students and also guaranteed to offer required technical support. The project titled "LabVIEW BASED HUMAN POWER GENERATOR AND FITNESS ANALYZER" of our students grabbed the runner up of NIYANTRA 2012 and received the cash prize of Rs.50, 000 /-. The accomplishments continued with recognizing Dr. N.G.P. Institute of Technology with NI School of Academy Award. It's not an exaggeration to proclaim that DRNGPIT has made a history in EDUCATORS DAY by marking its notable achievements.

Dr. NGPIT NI- LabVIEW academy has targeted in contributing more CLAD certified engineers in the near future. In this regard we organized CLAD International Certificate exam at our academy on March 4, 2013 (Monday) and a pre revision on March 2, 2013 (Saturday).Around 22 students and 4 faculties attended the training and appeared for the CLAD Exam.

Support received from National Instruments

S.No Name of the Center Equipment Supported Cost of the Equipment
01. National Instruments LabVIEW Academy (2011) NI-ELVIS
USRP Hardware
Rs.2,20,000
Rs.2,00,000

NI LabVIEW Equipment Details

S.No Equipment Details Reason(s) for creating facility Utilization Areas in which students are expected to have enhanced learning
01. NI LabVIEW
NILabVIEW-2011 (50 User) To stipulate and simulate innovative ideasTo innovative project ideas for the benefit of society. Students and Faculty are trained in LabVIEW software to implement their ideas Control Systems, Digital Signal Processing, Communication Engineering, Embedded System & Automation
02. NI PCI-6221, M Series DAQ
16 AI (16-Bit, 250 kS/s), 2 AO, 24 DIO PCI Multifunction I/O Device To enhance core knowledge and research activities. Ten batches of Students have completed projects
03. DAQ Signal Accessory Features function generator
Adjustable 24 Pulse/Rev Quadrature Encoder Integrated Circuit Temperature Sensor
04. NI-ELVIS (Educational Laboratory Virtual Instrumentation Suite)
Combines 12 commonly used laboratory instruments in a compact, lab-ready form factor NI ELVIS provides a comprehensive teaching solution to enhance hands-on experience Two batches of Students have completed projects Power Electronics, Instrumentation, Digital Communications, Digital Electronics, Control Systems & Digital Signal Processing
05. USRP Hardware (Software defined)
Hardware (Software Defined Radio Platform) Offers access to real-world signals to enable interactive development and a hands-on approach to teaching Students and Faculty members utilize the facility to develop systems and prototypes with the USRP Network and X Series Communication Engineering, Control Systems & Digital Signal Processing

Training offered through Industry Powered Laboratories

S.No Name of the Industry Supported Course Name Effectiveness
Academic Year 2019 - 2020
1 National Instruments Bangalore. NI LabVIEW Core1 and Core 2 Did projects using LabVIEW
Academic Year 2018 - 2019
1 National Instruments Bangalore. NI LabVIEW Core1 and Core 2 Did projects using LabVIEW
Academic Year 2017- 2018
1 National Instruments Bangalore. NI LabVIEW Core1 and Core 2 Did projects using LabVIEW
2 SIEMENS Limited, Mumbai. PLC And SCADA Students offered placement in automation sector
3 Teknoturf Info Services Pvt. Ltd, Coimbatore. Programming in C and C++ 30 students completed IITB spoken tutorial course
4 CADD Technologies Coimbatore. Course on E-CAD Modeling of electrical machines simulated
Academic Year 2016 - 2017
5 National Instruments Bangalore. NI LabVIEW Core1 and Core 2 2 Batches did project in LabVIEW
6 SIEMENS Limited, Mumbai. PLC And SCADA 5 Students offered placement in automation sectors
7 Teknoturf Info Services Pvt. Ltd, Coimbatore. Programming in C and C++ All the students are motivated to do certification
8 Cranes Software MATLAB Software Implemented their knowledge in control systems and power system simulation laboratories.
Academic Year 2015 - 2016
9 National Instruments Bangalore. LabVIEW Core1 and Core 2 17 batches applied for NIYANTRA student design contest
10 Teknoturf Info Services Pvt. Ltd Programming in C and C++ 43 students got Certification on C and C++ programming
11 CADD Technologies, Coimbatore. E-CAD CADD technologies offered placement for six students