Students' Reading Group
Department of Electrical Engineering, IIT Bombay

Last Session

About the Group

The EE students’ reading group is constituted with the aim to encourage graduate students and research scholars to share their research activities with the student community. The group functions in four broad clusters consisting of the following department specialisations -

  • Communication & Signal Processing
  • Control & Computing
  • Power Electronics & Power systems
  • Microelectronics & Electronic Systems

The group annually conducts the 5 Minute Research Challenge to encourage innovative ideas from the students. Best speakers and presenters are recognized by the Department.

Expected Outcome

  • Improved R&D environment in the department.
  • Interaction between students and research groups.
  • Collaborative research.
  • More number of publications.
  • Improvement in communication and presentation skills of the students.
Abhijit Datta | Power Electronics & Power Systems

Firstly, I would like to thank you all for giving me this opportunity to share my work with such a vibrant audience. I was thrilled to see the response and also the genuine questions asked during the session. For the preparation of the presentation, I had to do a bit of data searching and revisit some of the key concepts. This gave me a better perspective with regards to the work other people in the world are doing in my domain. This has led to my personal value addition. Also, some of the queries raised during the session were targeting a specific problem which has motivated me to look up and explore more. I could also evaluate myself as a speaker when the audience is not purely a technical one and vice versa as the audience was not only well informed technically but also was looking at the commercial aspects. I would say it was really an enchanting experience for me and I am looking forward towards more such opportunities in the future.

Sainath Kurunde | Microelectronics & Electronic Systems

Hello everyone, First of all I would like to thank people behind reading group. I could attend very few of the reading group presentations, one of which was on "Emerging Memory Devices" by Shikhar Chouhan. I got a very clear idea of new memory elements and their working from the presentation as well as from the discussions. After a month or two, I was asked about recent memory technologies in my INTEL interview and I could remember that interactive classroom and those discussions. Interview went better than I expected as I could answer those unexpected questions. Surely, placements and interviews have a luck factor and interview questions can be on any topic depending upon the interviewer. Thus, a little extra knowledge can always make you stand out from others. I request all of you to be a part of this Win-Win initiative. Again, Thank you to all reading group contributors.

Prof. Kumar Appaiah

Overall Faculty Co-ordinator

  akumar@ee.iitb.ac.in
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"Student life is the best time to learn and equip ourselves for our career. The reading group is a great way to expand our horizon and learn about a wide range of topics and foster healthy discussion among peers. I strongly recommend that students use this opportunity to learn as much as they can."

-- Prof. Kumar Appaiah

Motivation Behind The Group

"The best results will come when everyone in the group is doing what's best for himself and the group".
-- Prof. John Nash

Keyur Mistry

Overall Co-ordinator

  keyurkm45@gmail.com
  +91 9979792074

"The reading group gives an opportunity to explore and expand ones technical inquisitiveness, through peer discussions, live demonstrations and interactive dialogue. Our sessions are oriented to meet the requirements of students from varied subject backgrounds, and to provide ample space for the speakers enhance their presentation skills. Join us to make a difference by sharing your knowledge!"

-- Keyur Mistry