A discovery is said to be an accident meeting a prepared mind - Albert Szent-Gyorgyi

The 2nd AIT Colloquium was conducted on 3 January 2014 at AIT Palakkad. A colloquium of arts, science, management, engineering and technology towards creating a holistic academic environment.

Colloquium Program : Brochure
3 Jan 2014

Business ethics for Engineers — Ramakrishnan P :: As engineering rose as a distinct profession over the years, engineers saw themselves as either independent professional practitioners or technical employees of large enterprises. There was considerable tension between the two sides as large industrial employers fought to maintain control of their employees. Codes of engineering ethics identify a specific precedence with respect to the engineer's consideration for the public, clients, employers, and the profession. The engineer should recognize the greatest merit in the work and exercise his profession committed to serving society, attending to the welfare and progress of the majority. By transforming nature for the benefit of mankind, the engineer must increase his awareness of the world as the abode of man, his interest in the universe as a guarantee of overcoming his spirit, and knowledge of reality to make the world fairer and happier.

Some General Managerial Aspects — Madhusudanan Pillai ::  Management is a common term. It means a well-planned execution of a complex job. A well-planned execution involves understanding the job and the work content. If the work content is measured properly then there is no scope for an antagonistic attitude between managers and staff (workers). Generally, the effort of a manager should be to create a conducive environment at the workplace so that the interest of the workers and the manager go hand in hand. This talk gives a glimpse of history of the work content measurement and also its importance in the effective management of jobs.

Mathematics in Education — Vasudevan K :: Mathematics is a subject 'with a difference'. It is highly used in daily life, in the development of other subjects, and in the personality development of an individual. 'Mathematics in Education' is focussed on the utility of the subject in education.

Frugal Innovation — Prahlad Vadakkepat :: Nature’s way is frugal and most efficient in all of it's activities. Resources of Mother Earth are dwindling at an alarming rate, with overconsumption, wastage, and of course, genuine use as well, by the ever increasing population. Making sure future generations can live well within the resource limits of our planet will take a major shift in thinking. Sustainability means people living well and within the resource limits of the planet. Frugal engineering is the process of reducing the complexity and cost of goods or services without sacrificing quality. Frugal innovation is to "do more with less for more," without creating any hindrance to the development activities the world is always engaged in. Frugal engineering and innovation can retain the world in sustainable form.

The Art of Communicating … secretly! — Rohit Ramakrishnan :: The urge to discover secrets is deeply ingrained in human nature; even the least curious mind is aroused by the promise of sharing knowledge withheld from others. This talk explains how people communicate secrets and how others have tried to steal the secrets, from early history to modern day. The session will focus on Cryptography, which is the practice and study of techniques for secure communication in the presence of third parties. An overview of the present day “secret-sharing” technologies will be provided with a short glimpse to its fascinating future.

ICT In Education — Vikraman M R :: The presence of technology in every aspect of our life in the 21st people all around the world with new choices, opportunities and challenges that has parallel emerged & developed, have created a new global economy powered by ICT and driven by knowledge. While ICT has had a great impact on this “revolution” of the global economy, traditional teaching and learning paradigms have been shaken by the impact of ICT integration in education. The paper is focused on addressing the advantages and disadvantages of the use of ICT in education, mainly in institutions of higher education.