Thursday, May 14, 2009

SUMMIT 09 Updates: New tendative dates, Change of Execom

Hi all,

97 days left
(as per request submitted to the Principal)

Works of SUMMIT 09 are back to the track. Arjun R Pillai and Sanoop Thomas met the principal today, for discussions on new dates of SUMMIT 09. Response from him was rather cold, as he's not satisfied with the current ampere of works, and it's too late to propose a date for SUMMIT 09, he says. Also, he has advised us to discuss the proceedings with the staff. The request for declaring SUMMIT 09 to be conducted from 19-21 August, 2009 has been submitted to the Principal, but he says there must be an academic council to gather for taking a deicsion in this regard. The next possible date for the meeting of AC is 3rd June, and by the way, we will have to wait till 3rd for officially fixing the date. The bitter part of the story is that we're not able to send mails or proceed with any work with the dates not being confirmed. Also, a request for change in the Execom of SUMMIT 09 was also submitted, whose official notification shall come out shortly. The new execom is as follows:

  1. General Convener                               -           Mr. Sanoop Thomas (2006-10 CS)
  2. Joint Conveners                                  -           Mr. Sojo James (2006-10 EC)
  3.                                                                     -           Ms. Maya Paul (2006-10 EC)
  4. Treasurer                                                -          Mr. Dawns John (2006-10 EC)
  5. Sub-treasurers                                      -          Mr. Sandeep Chacko Z (2006-10 CS)
  6.                                                                      -         Ms. Surya T Skaria (2006-10 EC)
  7. Public Relations Officer                    -          Mr. Vishnusree G (2006-10 EC)
  8. Activity Coordinator                         -          Mr. Amal D Mukund (2006-10 CS)
  9. Technical Coordinator                      -          Mr. Anoop Thomas M (2006-10 CS)
  10. Steering Coordinator                        -           Mr. Arjun R Pillai (2006-10 EC)
  11. Venue Manager                                   -           Mr. Akhil Dev A V (2006-10 EC)
  12. IEEE Representative                         -           Mr. Rahul Raj (2006-10 CS)
  13. PRODDEC Representative               -           Mr. Jofin Joseph (2006-10 CS)

Also, by special recommendation of Mr. Liju Philip, Technical Coordinator (Staff), Ms. Maya Paul will be assisting Rahul Raj in IEEE-related activities, while Mr. Sojo James will be assisting Jofin Jospeh in PRODDEC related activities.

Best Regards,

Arunanand T A,
2010 CS,
Event Manager,
College of Engineering Chengannur.

Wednesday, November 19, 2008

SUMMIT, to relive....

Hi all,

Works of SUMMIT is about to restart soon. We have given a request to the college authorities to consider the dates as 2,3 and 4 of February, 2009. We were in a tight corner while deciding the dates. MEC EXCEL ( is scheduled from 23-25 of January, 2009 and FISAT NAUTILUS 09 will be conducted from 30th January to 1st February. On 8th February will be the GATE Exam. After that week, there shall be CUSAT arts, College sports, mini project for S6 and Main Project for S8. College tour of 2010 batch will commence on 14th December and will end on 21st. As per the proposed academic calender, the first series test will be conducted at the end of January. So we find no other choice for this.

As per now, the dates will be confimed by the college authorities this week. Details follow.

All 2010 batch members, please join the following groups:


All CECians, please join:

Kindly join the above for keeping yourslves updated.

Best Regards,

Arunanand T A

Tuesday, July 22, 2008

Event Schedule And Committee List

The committee list and Event schedule uploaded.


Committee List

Event Schedule

Monday, July 21, 2008

Do things go slow?

Hi all,

59 Days to go

"Yesterday is gone......
Today is fleeting........
And tomorrow is yet to come......."

--- R. K Narayan .

Yes.... it seems time has wings... and we are absolutely running in short of time. Some people have asked if the works are going a bit slow. But our answer to them is an emphatic and big NO. The works are still going fine and much faster, I would say. We admit that there are some problems for us in conveying all these to you time by time. It's 'coz of the lack of time, I repeat.

Some guys from here had gone to Ernakulam yesterday for printing works. They include: Arjun, Sanoop, Sojo, Jofin, Rahul and ATM (And there's a happy news that ATM's second essay has been published in Electronics For You magazine. It's about Encoding and Decoding techniques using JAVA. The former was Measuring Processor Speed using JAVA. The former was published while he's in S3. Hats off to him for this wonderful and great endeavour). Those people were a success in taking quotations from different printing companies for SUMMIT related works. The final decision regarding to whom the quotation is to be given is under consideration.

And they could meet the Swadheshi people too, and had a chat with them regarding India Vision 2020. They were very much supportive and gave some suggestions too.

Arun M and Sajan went to Alappuzha for meeting the district authorities in regard of India Vision 2020. Unfortunately or fortunately, the last date of applying was 18th, the day they went. However, the head of the said team was satisfied with the intention of these two guys and was glad to invite both of them to his house, too, to show them the Bio-gas plant implemented in his house. He gave them the applications which are to be sent as soon as possible, duly signed by the Principal. But, we are running in short of time and are afraid if we can meet it or not. Let's try our level best.

And works of corporate brochure and all going well. The problem is that we don't have enough working hours. However, the team working behind it is damn confident of doing it on time. We are supposing to get the corporate brochure printed at least by tomorrow.

Catch you all very soon with the latest updates......

Thursday, July 17, 2008

Theme Music by Fredie and Mascot Video by ATM

Hi all,

62 Days to go

And at last, here's the theme music by our great musician Fredie Thomas of S5-C. It's the output of his efforts for a long period and he's done it really well. Hats off to him and I would request you all to download the song and use it in your mobiles, PCs etc and give maximum publicity among your friends inside and outside the college.

And we have brought an exciting video too.... our SUMMIT 08 Macot - Vie, which means 'LIFE". As we were sitting in Alok's room, he provided us with some editing tool, and we did some additions to this and it's here:

Hope you all enjoy it...Comments please.

Tuesday, July 15, 2008

64 Days to go
Hi all,
It's been perfectly a month since we are here. As I have said earlier, it's not because of lack of interest, but lack of time. However, the important news to be cited here is nothing but, THE OFFICIAL LAUNCH OF SUMMIT 08. It worked very well. Videos and Pics of the same will be uploaded soon. Special Congrats to Laiju, Prince and Najeeb for the awesome work they did at the said occasion. A lot of other guys too were there for work, and all of them deserve special congrats. The Principal launched the logo, motto, theme music, website and the Mascot of SUMMIT 08. Mascot was done by ATM. The main personalities behind the websites are: Jofin Joseph, ATM, Toms Varghese, Rahul Raj etc. Special congrats to them all. Theme music is done by our great musician Freddie Thomas. He's done a marvellous work indeed. Congrats to him too. And the logo, as usual, by our ATM.

Mr. Libin, our chairman of the year 2007-08, was also present at the function. Special thanks to him for persuading his batchmates to contribute to SUMMIT 08. They have collected a good sum for us. Let's expect the same in the future too.

India Vision 2020 is on fire... Hot discussions are going on this. Lotta guys are here who are working hard for the same. They are collecting ideas and trying to implement. All are very supportive in this regard; I repeat and emphasize, all are supportive.

That's all for now...... catch you all later.....

Tuesday, June 24, 2008

Another post, after a long period

85 Days to go

Hi all,
Ah.. at last we came back.... with a new post. These days some of our friends were asking us why no posts these days. The answer is simple: no more special proceedings were done these days. Or I, the blogger of CEC SUMMIT 08, would say that only a few responses are there after reading the blog. We wouldn't say that it disappointed us. But those who are passive (I mean those from 2010 batch), mind that the blog is meant for proper communication of what all proceedings are done in SUMMIT 08. So all are supposed to read it, and at least those who are accessible to net. And your response is what matters. There are a group of people who always visit the blog and comment. They can be a model. I was thinkng of telling you all this, throgh the blog and am doing it after a long thought. It's high time we had an active spirit among us. Guys, we have seldom 85 days!!!!!

Sunday, June 15, 2008

On the right line and length

96 Days to go

Hi all,
we are so excited these days because we believe everything is going in the right track. Got all the appointments which were expected. Today we gave a presentation about summit to the parents immediately after the PTA meeting. Arjun, Rahul, Sanoop, Akhil and Anoop were in charge of that. Presentation was only meant to give an overview about the event to them. This was intended because we thought this presentation can be fruitful in the days to come.

Another discussion was about the Video Conferencing. G.C 's Suggestion was to conduct it in YMCA hall. Some of us supported conducting it in the college auditorium. At any cost this event is decided to give maximum exposure it can. Next week is fixed for a trial run of conference. No one is worried about the technical side because we have world class video conferencing equipment available in the college fully automated and with high end features and everything it need !


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Saturday, June 14, 2008

Ernakulam trip - Fruitful

97 Days to go

Hi all,
Today, a small team including Arjun, Arunanand, Sanoop, Susanna and Ansha went to Ernakulam. Our first aim was to arrange a workshop for SUMMIT. Shaun chettan really took pains for helping us. He took an appointment for us, waited for about 2 hours for us and came with us. We had a small meeting with the In-charge of workshop and workshop is arranged whose details will be announced later. Thank you so much for Shaun chettan for his dedicated and selfless work and support he has given us. He is also helping us in the arrangement of NDLP(Nationally Distinguished Lecturer Program). He said that he will talk to Mr.S.Gopakumar, National Coordinator, NDLP, India Council, Kerala Section(IEEE). In this context, we think it is essential to tell that ACV Sir of our college was the first person to talk to Gopakumar sir and that to on his on will. Thanks to him too.

The approximate expense of different print-outs like Posters, Brochures, Fluxes etc. is collected. The prices climbed a little above our expectations, but we wont be compromising on the quality of any.

The next agenda was a meeting with SWADESHI SCIENCE MOVEMENT (whose office is situated in Sastra Bhavan,4B Block,Mather square,opposite North railway station,Kochi. This meeting may be considered as the greatest leap for SUMMIT08 till now. The meeting was a very new and wonderful experience for all of us. They whole heartedly extended their help in arranging seminars, inviting resource persons etc.. Thanks to Jayettan, Arjunettan, Shanojettan and all the others working for the movement. The contact to SWADESHI MOVEMENT was provided by Ansha, whose brother also works for the same. Thanks a bunch to Ansha and her brother.

Meeting is going on...

A little of fun too in between...

Jayettan-He is a gem...

So today's trip to Ernakulam was a very fruitful one...

Today's Question

Question 1

Find errors if any,

char str[10]

Friday, June 13, 2008

Thanks to Pascale Vicat-Blanc Primet

Hi all,

98 Days to go

There is a happy news for you all... Ms. Pascale Vicat-Blanc Primet, a great French Lady working on GRID networking has agreed to co-operate with us for video conferencing. This is achieved mainly by the effort of our G.C: Mr. Arjun R. Pillai; hats-off to him. Her details can be had from the following URL:

(For those who don't know French, kindly use . It's the language tool provided by Google. (Some of us are not aware of most of the common services given by Google. From today onwards, we will introduce to you some of the common services given by Google. Hope you all willl enjoy it)

She has asked us to provide her collaborator with the technical details of the conference. ATM is working on it with the great suggestions from K.J. Most probably, a demo conference will be conducted in the next week itself, with any one of the local host.

We are all happy that our very first endeavour in finding the speakers is a success. And tomorrow, a group of students are going to Ernakulam, to have some discussions with a great guy there, to have some great resource persons(This contact was given by Ansha V Thomas of S5-B; thanks to her). Tomorrow's agenda includes visiting Energid (thanks to Shaun chettan) and some printing institutes.

Today Arjun and Arunanand had a long session with our Principal. They had about 5 requests with them. Seeing them all, the Principal couldn't help giving lots of advice, as usual, we would say. But the fact is that, whatever suggestions he gives will be of higher professional and organizational values. He's really a supportive Principal, and it's known to only those who knows him well. ANd he's given us permission to present before the parents about SUMMIT 08 for 15 minutes at the end of PTA forum formation in our college on 14th of this month. There's no decision regarding the Office room for SUMMIT yet. We have no free rooms left in the college. Such one left is supposed to be given to PRODDEC. However, we too are strongly trying for one. It's a well-known fact that we can't work without an office room.

But, he's asked us to do everything in some preset manner or channel. What he said is, if we need to get something done, the studnet in charge of that should give it in writing to the staff concerned and should be forwarded through that staff itself. We also think that that's the correct professional way to do things, but unfortunately, we are running in short of time and it's impossible to find the student as well as the staff in charges for the time being is a very very tedious task. That we have to speak to Mr. Ajithsen soon.

The informal contacts and letters for Dr. APJ are being performed. And we expect a positive result in the near future itself.

Today, Mr. K.J asked us to send the cash needed for registering the domain name. And now the domain is registered and the website is supposed to be hosted by the end of the next week. Toms has almost completed the registration works. Hats-off to him.

It's very sad to see that the heads of the committees are working somewhat irresponsible, we would indeed emphasize, except a few. Actually, there are about 30 heads and only 15 were present in the meeting conducted last day. Other people couldn't attend the meeting due to some technical reasons. But most of those who were present in the meeting have not worked out the plan. The meeting had asked them just to collect the contacts with Phone number and Email ID of the members of his/her committee. But SUMMIT is very sad and annoyed to see that only: Jithesh, Nithin Sam Oommen, John Paul, Sajeesh, Cerene and Sandeep have done it to date. Thanks to them, especially to Sandeep for the work done in a systematic and professional manner.

Today, the Principal asked us to give him a rough draft of what we expect from him as an 'Intro' in the corporate brochure. We had asked him to write one, but he asked us to do it and give it to him for necessary corrections. We were happy to see his positive response and we think it's necessary to specify Ms. Adheena Alex' name for preparing a highly professional and formal draft for the same.

And our seniors are helping us in all means. Especially, Mr. K.J, Mr. Githin, Mr. J.K, Mr. Dennis, Mr. Alan Haggai, Mr. Sooraj C.G, etc. This list is not complete. (Sorry if we missed anyone)

Answers to yesterday's Questions

Question 1: The answer is strstr()

Question 2: No answer.
Explanation: The question itself is illogical. Because there's only 9 places to be filled and 10 digits which must be used exactly once, which is so impossible.

Today's Question

Question 1

Which will be the correct output for the program module given below:

void main()
char str[]="peace";
char *s=str;


A) peace
B) eace
C) ace
D) ce

Question 2

How many squares are there in a chess board?

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