Curtains down for Principia 2009

Tuesday, September 21, 2010

GECK buiding up: New blocks

Some old photos of GECK building up.


old building part of KGPTC, West Hill, Kozhikode


2007 onam aei 2006-2010

And everybody happy and joyful as ever

Inauguration of the Applied Electronics and instrumentation block


Inauguration of the Applied Electronics and instrumentation block and the Chemical engineering block at GECK.
The college site has been revamped Introducing the e-journal system to access journals.
The applied electronics and instrumentation block has been christened Dept. of Electronics Engineering,

For a live commentary on the inauguration follow my tweets at

The 10th anniversary of GEC Kozhikode

Tin jubilee that's what they call the 10th anniversary. With too many improvisations in the pipeline, GEC kozhikode celebrated the 10th anniversary with PTA meeting on January 30 ,2010.Followed musical and artistic events and GK quiz.
Drama , group dance, break dance, skit and musical night all remain inexplicably beautiful. Unfortunate that I couldn''t get hold of a camera, to capture those precious moments.
This time it was a problem-less event with each branch enjoying it there own way. That was a really marvellous icing to the fantabulous celebrations.
Long live GEC-K

Research as a career

Dr. Alex Pappachan James, an alumni of GEC Kozhikode gave an interactive session on research as a career on 6th April.
In fact, he was a student of 1999-2003 AE&I batch, the first batch to get in and out of GEC Kozhikode. He showed the old photos of college, where there was nothing much of infrastructure. But people where willing to study, and he told that infrastructure mattered the least in education. He nowadays works in Griffith university , Australia, and does research in computational intelligence/ neuroscience program there.
a search will give you his linked in profile

‘GENESIS’- The Robotics Workshop

November 10, 2009 — ajeya | Edit

GENESIS- The Robotics Workshop at Government Engineering College, Kozhikode was held from Oct 31- Nov 1.

The robotics workshop ,an initiave of 2007-2011 batch of Dept Of. Applied Electronics and Instrumentation Engineering , GEC – Kozhikode, was conducted in collaboration with RoboticWares Pvt Ltd.

The two day workshop included theory and practical session. The hands on session needed the participants to assemble and make a obstacle detecting robot.

The workshop was the first one of its kind to be held in GEC-K. It ended on a high note with participating cheering at their first ever robot and good media coverage.

Sunday, April 5, 2009

The FOSS expo

volunteers setting up the open movie theatre

The FOSS expo in Principia 2009 was a major expo with the support of FSUG-CALICUT and MES-FSUG.

Various linux distros were exhibited.

Curiosity livens up the life.The FOSS expo has definitely made the 1st year students, and the visitors of Principia 2009,curious if nothing more.

The Best Engineer contest had made the contestants come to the expo and get their distros.One of the tasks for the contest was to work with a free and open source software.

The Open Movie Theatre held as a part of the expo had the following on the show:-

  • Big Buck Bunny
  • Elephant's Dream
  • Sita sings the blue
  • Revolution OS
and recorded talks on Linux and free and open source by RMS

Posters on free and open source software were on the walls.

Thanks to KSEB and special thanks to Unais ikka for the sponsorship.

MES college of engineering had a great team which aided the FOSS expo.Presentation on open source initiatives such as Drupal and Gnulab ( got great attention from the audience;who were mostly new to the free and open source world.
Thanks to MES-FSUG for their support and enthusiasm.

The FSUG-Calicut had been in constant support for the FOSS expo.Unais ikka Jemshid ikka and Jaisen ettan need special mention.

The FOSS expo team of Principia 2009:-



Mahesh T K
Hafnas Babu
Chinthu R S
Abhijth S J
Dipulal K B

Thanks to all who have co-operated and helped the FOSS expo to be a big success.Thanks to people who have fearlessly helped by providing the hardware resources.