With the starting of Water Female Snake Year (Year 2013), the new academic session at Jigme Namgyel Polytechnic was started on 9th of February after a general staff meeting (GSM). For this semester (summer semester), every module tutors are assigned with one or two modules each with some additional responsibility to some staff and faculty. In this semester all the faculties has agreed unanimously in GSM to make full use of Virtual Learning Environment (VLE).
I as a faculty in Electrical Engineering Department, i got two modules to teach: Industrial Drives and Control for Diploma First Year Mechanical Engineering and Management for Diploma First Year Civil Engineering with additional responsibilities to co-ordinate On the Job Training (OJT) for Diploma Second Year Electrical Engineering.
With brief introduction on the modules, i have started classes for both D1M and D1C. At the same times all the note for first chapter for both the modules are uploaded in VLE so that trainees can get all the note from it. I have informed the trainees how to login in VLE with password for each module. For OJT, i have completed collecting Performance evaluation and the relieving order issued from the organization that they had done there internship. I have planned to do OJT presentation on 1st week of march 2013 and the noticed will out soon.
For this month, there are lot of activities done and still going on. The Councillor election has completed and the celebration of HM Birth day which coincides with the 39th institute foundation. The Poly open Khuru tournament still going on to mark the significant of HM birthday.
Finally i wish best of luck to all the trainees for this semester. May this semester be the happiest and most fruitful and enjoyable semester ……….
Convocation at YDF with His Majesty The King of Bhutan
The Convocation for Royal University of Bhutan (RUB) was held on 25th July 2011 at Youth Development Fund (YDF) hall. The RUB colleges include College of Science and Technology (CST), Sherabtse College (SC), Gaedu College of Business Studies (GCBS), College of Natural Resources (CNR), Royal Institutes of Health Sciences(RIHS), Institute of Language and Culture Studies (ILCS), Jigme Namgyel Polytechnic(JNP) and National Institute of Traditional Medicines(NITM).
The occasion was graced by His Majesty the King of Bhutan, the Chancellor of RUB and other dignitaries including the chairman of University Council.
I along with all the graduates of mention colleges under RUB attended the convocation ceremony starting from 8:0 am morning and received the certificate from our Chancellor. We are lucky and most happy to receive portrait with HM individually. For CST, the four batches of graduate has done the convocation together at YDF with other RUB colleges. The four batches include 2003, 2004, 2005 and 2006 batches and i was the 2006 batch of CST.
At lunch time, the various cultural activities was performed by the dancers of various colleges. The convocation ceremony was concluded by Tashi Labe.
Thanks to the “Royal Government of Bhutan” and RUB for providing us with wonderful opportunity to study and update the knowledge.
The year 2012 particularly winter semester is the most academic year for me at Jigme Namgyel Polytechic, Dewathang because trainees are fully engaged in the Senior Project Work which are research based as well as practical based for different groups other than normal learning in the class for five module. Moreover, they had conducted numerous literally activities other than co-curricular activities.
In this winter semester 2012, i have guided two groups having four members each of final year Electrical Engineering Trainees on the topic “Energy Audit in JNP Campus and Dewathang Town” which is the research based project and ” Design Drawing, Estimation and Costing, Maintenance of Block-I” which is a practical based project. Explanation for individual topic will be made in following paragraph:
1. Energy Audit in JNP Campus and Dewathang Town.
This project is basically a research based project where the group members has developed questionnaires and collected data. The collected data is sampled and sample is break up into different categories such as government building, Staff quarter and so on. After doing the analysis of the data’s collected, project group has given some recommendation which is good to follow by us (customer). They have compared the existing appliances such as using Incandescent Lamp, Fluorescent tube etc.. by energy efficient appliances like Compact Fluorescent lamp (CFL). This project will give 80% to 90% result because we are not knowing exact duration of the appliances in used.The project group members aim of doing this type project is to make awareness on the saving of energy to the people residing JNP campus and Dewathang Town. They have given the following general recommendations:
1. Replace incandescent lamp by fluorescent lamps or CFL
2. Follow Energy Saving tips given on the BPC websites
3. Consider energy saving opportunities while designing a building
4. Conduct awareness campaign for Significance and benefits of energy conservation.
5. Form an energy management team to use the present buget wisely and efficiently by reducing the energy waste…so on.
As rightly said “Energy saving means saving money”so all of us can follow the recommendation given above in order to save energy and money and gain economy for our country by selling surplus energy to other countries.
|Group 1: Energy Audit Group Member’s Photo with Guide
2. Design Drawing, Estimation and Costing, Maintenance of Block-I
This project is basically practical based and is related to field work. In this project, they have done 80% physical work such as replacing all the non-working appliances and changing old bus bar by new one. They have also done earthing as existing earthing is not in good condition. Remaining 20%, they have done theory work that is to estimate the Block-I (two storied building) using Bhutan Schedule Rate 2011 and length of wire required for future references. Moreover they have done all drawing works in Auto Cad 2008 and even used Google sketch software to make 3-D of Block-I . So in this project they have gained knowledge in software parts as well as practical works.
Finally i wish all the project group members a successful carrier ahead…
Some might surprise by reading the heading “experience”. Some might think what type of experience that the author is going to talk? Well, i am going to talk on the experience i have gain while i enter into the play ground for first time.
During my school life and college life, i have not enter into the play ground particularly football stadium. I meant to say that i have not played in the tournament. But this has changed now… after joining the teaching profession, i have joined the teaching staff football team and played twice in the match organized by the students. This is really a great opportunity and experience for me. Before, i mean during school times and college days, i used to blame the players for not wining the game. It is easy to blame the players by just seating in the stadium and watching the games:- How it is loosing?. But when i joined them and played, it is very difficult to play. It is not simply to kick the ball but we have to see the conditions of the games and played it. Usually i used to blame the players when they make silly mistake in the match but it is not a silly mistake made by the players. It is the mistake made while they are trying to win the match. Therefore i would like to say all the readers that it is easy to blame others but when it comes to us it is very difficult.
Second experience i have gained after joining teaching profession is to come in the stage and dance. Moreover, dancing in the crowd is awesome. Only a talented and confidence peoples can come on the stage and dance. Before i thought singing and dancing in the crowd is easy one but it is not like that…but watching the performance of others and shouting from the back is easy.
So if you all like to gain more experience please join teaching profession. I can say teaching profession is noble profession because as a teacher we are gaining lots of experience like confidence in public speaking, fluency in speaking is improving greatly……