Coordinators’ Workshop on eSim
27th July 2019
A one day Coordinators' Workshop on eSim was conducted by Indian Institute of Technology, Bombay on 27th July 2019 at F. C. Kohli Auditorium IIT Bombay. The workshop was meant for faculties from technical institutes who would act as course coordinators and organize the main workshop at their respective remote centers. The workshop was organized under the aegis of 'Pandit Madan Mohan Malaviya National Mission on Teachers and Teaching' (PMMMNMTT), funded by the Ministry of Human Resource Development, Government of India.
Around 120 participants from technical institutions across the country participated in this workshop. Mr. Probeer Sahw, Assistant Professor and HOD-ECE & EEE represented Dronacharya Group of Institutions, Greater Noida (RC-1316) in this workshop.
The workshop was inaugurated by Prof. Kannan Moudgalya, Principal Investigator, PMMMNMTT, IIT Bombay in the presence of Ms. Sampada Pachaury, Vice President – Campus Engagement for Higher Education, Electronics Sector Skills Council of India and Prof. Pramod Murali, Faculty, IIT Bombay.
Prof. Moudgalya, during his brief on the workshop, said that eSim is an open source EDA tool for circuit design, simulation, analysis and PCB design. He added that this workshop is the first course in the IoT series which will be followed by workshops on Arduino and PLC.
Ms. Pachaury in her address called for aligning the engineering college curriculum with industry requirements and urged engineering graduates to be designers than mere users of new age technology.
Prof. Murali in his address said that hardware prototyping can be made faster and efficient using open source EDA software like eSim.
After the inaugural session the participants attended the lab session in which they performed various tasks using eSim. They created circuit schematic and performed simulations of basic electronic circuits. They were provided with Astable Multivibrator hardware. Then they were asked to perform certain experiment and run simulation on Astable Multivibrator circuit using eSim. After this they were asked to verify the simulation results using the hardware. The entire session was conducting by side-by-side learning method. All the queries raised by the participants were resolved through FOSSEE forum.
The workshop ended with group discussions on promotion of open source EDA eSim in academia and industry and how hardware prototyping be made fast and economical for rapid transformation of ideas into products.