Industry Interaction




 Industrial Visit to “BHORUKA Power Plant, Sattegala Village, Chamarajanagara District, Karnataka 571440.

Date : 27th  October, 2018

Faculty coordinator : Prof. K G Nagaraj

No. of participants/semester : 100/ V and III Sem

The process of learning extended from classroom to real time.As Electrical Engineers it is more important for students to seek real time knowledge about the concepts which they learn under VTU syllabus. In order to achieve this an industrial visit to Bhoruka power plant, a mini hydel generating station located across river Cauvery and is having a capacity of 4×1.563MW.

It is a river based power plant which has full Kaplan functioning ,the elongation length of the central limb is 6.11m, as per sea level. The speed of the turbine in counter -clock wise direction is 130 rpm and the speed of the generator in clockwise direction is 730 rpm. The depth of the water is 30-40 ft. This plant consists of 3 core*400 sq mm(33kV) HV cable.                    



 Industrial Visit to “GANESH GUDI POWER HOUSE” Dandeli, Karnataka.

Date : 28th to 30th September, 2018

Faculty coordinator : Prof. K G Nagaraj

No. of participants/semester : 40/ VII Sem

Group photo of students with faculty at the entrance of power plant.

Supa Dam is a dam that is located in town of Dandeli  in Joida Taluk. it was built across the River Kali or Kalinadi by Karnataka Power Corporation Limited. This dam has a power house at the foot of this dam with two electric generators. They are of 50 megawatts each. In 1985, the power house was commissioned. The dams has live storage capacity of 145 (Thousand Million Cubic Feet) and a catchment area of 1,057 Sq.Kms.

The final year students were taken for industrial visit to Ganesh Gudi Power Plant from 28th to 30th September 2018. The students gained knowledge about the process of generating electric power, the working of the turbines & electric machines. After the visit to the power plant, students did visit to various tourist places in and around dandeli and had a fun time with friends and faculty members.


 Two-days workshop on “CIRCUIT PROTOTYPING”


Date : 29th & 30th August, 2018

Speakers : Mr. Kotresh, Director , Indian Tech-Keys

Participants : 50 Students (III Semester)

Faculty Co-ordinator: Prof. Manasa G P

A printed circuit board (PCB) mechanically supports and electrically connects electronic components or electrical components using conductive tracks, pads and other features etched from one or more sheet layers of copper laminated onto and/or between sheet layers of a non-conductive substrate. Components are generally soldered onto the PCB to both electrically connect and mechanically fasten them to it.

Students had two days of hands-on in designing their own PCB boards. This workshop has benefited students in gaining knowledge in designing the PCB as per the applications and this will be helpful for students for their mini/hobby projects and final year projects.


Date : 29th & 30th August, 2018

Speakers : Mr. Nikhilesh Mundargi, COO, ENGCES Technologies Pvt.

Participants : 45 Students

Faculty Co-ordinator: Dr. Sridhar S

Power-system protection is a branch of electrical power engineering that deals with the protection of electrical power systems from faults through the isolation of faulted parts from the rest of the electrical network. The objective of a protection scheme is to keep the power system stable by isolating only the components that are under fault, whilst leaving as much of the network as possible still in operation. Thus, protection schemes must apply a very pragmatic and pessimistic approach to clearing system faults.

Students were exposed to various components of electrical power system and the protective devices used for smooth operation of any system.

 Industrial Visit to “KAVIKA”, Mysore Road, Bengaluru,  Karnataka 560027.

Date : 25th April, 2018.

Participants/Semester : 50 Students / IV Semester

Faculty Co-ordinator: Prof. Shivamurthy K P

The Karnataka Vidyuth Karkhane Limited (KAVIKA), fully owned by Government of Karnataka, the first ever manufacturer of electrical transformers in the country , established in the year 1933. KAVIKA has a renowned name for Distribution Transformers in the range of 25 kVA to 500 kVA upto 11 kV for custom built / special type transformers as per specific requirements.

The visit to KAVIKA helped students in giving better understanding of Transformers – construction, working principle, types and applications


Date : 14th February, 2018

Speakers: Mr. Mir Waffa Abbas & Mr. Kiran Kumar.K, Akansha Powertronix                  

No. of participants/semester : 85/ VI & IV Sem

Venue: LH 402 , Sir. M V Block, CITech

Arduino is an open source computer hardware and software company, project, and user community that designs and manufactures single-board microcontrollers and microcontroller kits for building digital devices and interactive objects that can sense and control objects in the physical world.

Students were inculcated with some basic ideas as how to use ARDUINO in various experiments. At the end of the seminar, they conducted an experiment using ARDUINO by presetting the program on LED.


 Guest Lecture on “SENSORS & TRANSDUCERS”

Date : 21st February, 2018

Speakers: Mr. ShivaShankar, Prolific System and Technologies Pvt. Ltd.

No. of participants/semester : 85/ VI & IV Sem

Venue: LH 401 , Sir. M V Block, CITech

The lecture started with a brief introduction on sensors and transducers: definition and difference. It proceeded on the different types of sensors, their relevance in the electrical field, advantages and disadvantages. The same was discussed for transducers.The 6th semester students have the subject as a part of their VTU syllabus and this lecture will pay off during the exam preparation.

Sensors are used in everyday objects such as touch-sensitive elevator buttons (tactile sensor) and lamps which dim or brighten by touching the base, besides innumerable applications of which most people are never aware. With advances in micro machinery and easy-to-use microcontroller platforms, the uses of sensors have expanded beyond the traditional fields of temperature, pressure or flow measurement.


 Industrial Visit to “220 KV Receiving Power Station [KPTCL], Nelamangala.

Date : 8th November 2017

Faculty coordinator : Prof. K P Shivamurthy

No. of participants/semester : 45/ V Sem

It is a 400\220 kV receiving station located in Bangalore-Tumkur Highway (NH : 4) established in 118 acre plot. It was constructed on TURN-KEY basis by L&T under planning and supervision of PGCIL (Power Grid Corporation India Limited). It is presently owned, operated and maintained by KPTCL (Karnataka Power Transmission Corporation Limited).


The 167 MVA single phase Auto-transformers are interconnected to form 3 phase 500 MVA Star- Delta transformers. The station is having 220, 48 V station battery sets energizing 230, 48 V DC batteries. All the connected equipments can be locally or remotely controlled in the control room using SCADA.


 Industrial Visit to “DIESEL LOCO SHED” K R Puram, Bangalore.

Date : 13th October 2017

Faculty coordinator : Prof. K P Shivamurthy

No. of participants/semester : 45/ VII Sem

The diesel loco shed, headed by Senior Divisional Mechanical Engineer, has employees in different ranks in the day-to-day operations of the shed, which include periodical overhaul, maintenance and repair works. The locos of this shed were thoroughly traverses over entire South India for passenger and freight services.The Engine which was investigated by the students was WDP4D – a passenger hauling Diesel-Electric locomotive with AC electric transmission designed by General Motors Electro-Motion Division & built by both GM-EMD. The locomotive has a 2-stroke, Turbocharged, V16 Diesel Engine with Air brakes. With a Power Output of 4000 HP (2980 kW). The Engine has to driver cabins with one control console of each Cabin.

The industrial visit to DIESEL LOCO SHED has helped students in better understanding of drives employed in the engine and electric traction.