College of the Year – 2016” under ICTAK central zone for the category – Placement Support

Best Project Award

Vidya Academy of Science Technology ,final year mechanical engineering students project "INVOKE" an exercise machine for Paralyzed  got Prof Satish John  Memorial Best Project for "Ardram"(an award for the support for patients) in  Malayala Manorama Yuva Mastermind competition held on Lulu convention center Thrissur. Final year Mechanical students ATHUL HARI.AKHIL P P,ASHOK KRISHNA, BENADIK BENNY ,DEVANAND K T, DHANUSH RAJ developed this machine under the guidance of Dr Biju Louis. Paralyzed patients can use this machine for Physiotherapy.

University Toppers 2015

Lakshmi  Rajan P

B.Tech ( PE)


University Toppers 2015

Shajna Musthafa



Neethu Mohan

B.Tech ( ECE)

  • Mr. Sudev awarded Ph.D from Kannur University

Mr. Sudev N K, Associate Professor of Mathematics, Department of Applied Sciences, has been awarded Ph.D from Kannur University, Kerala on 30th of December 2016. His supervisor was Dr. K A Germina, Professor of Mathematics, Central University of Kerala, Kasaragod. His specialization is in Graph Theory, under the broad area of Mathematics.

University Toppers

Congratulations Dr. Sobha A.P !!! 


Mrs. Sobha A.P, Associate professor, AS dept. has been awarded the degree of Doctor of Philosophy from Cochin University of Science and Technology, for her thesis entitled "Development of functionalised MWCNT/Polyaniline composites for electrical applications". 



Dr. S. Swapna Kumar ( HoD ECE ) publised a book titled 'MATLAB easy way of learning'.


Mr. Ramesh CR ( Asst Professor ECE ) secured gold medal in Master of Technology  (Electronics Design and Technology) from NIT Calicut.

VIDYA NSS Volunteer Abhilash Menon C got Best NSS Volunteer award  in Kerala  State for the year 2014-2015  by Govt of Kerala  and is nominated for Indiragandhi National award 2015

Infosys Campus Connect - Advanced Partner Institute

Vidya Academy of Science and Technology, Thrissur has been conferred the Infosys Campus Connect Advanced Partner Institute status at the recently held Principal's Meet on March 26, 2015 at Infosys, Thiruvananthapuram.


( PE 2010-14 Batch )

  • Mr Ashid Sha Jaleel - Calicut University Topper

University Rank Holders

( PE 2013 Batch )

  • Ms. Manasa Manohar - 1st Rank
  • Mr. Nitish H - 1st Rank
  • Mr. Girish T - 2nd Rank
  • Ms. Sobhitha Venugopal - 3rd Rank


  • Ms. Shahana M A - 1st Rank ( MCA 2013 Batch )

Vidya receives e-Campus Award 2014-15 


VAST NSS Unit Programme Officer Mr. Arun K.L received the appreciation award for the Best Performance, for the year 2014-2015 from Shri. V T Balaram (MLA ).

  • Congratulations

Ms. Anjana Sasidharan, NSS student volunteer secretary VAST,  has been selected to participate in the 66th Republic day parade at Rajpath, New Delhi. Ms. Anjana represents NSS Technical cell, Kerala state.

  • Congratulations

Integrated Macadam Road Construction Machine fabricated by the final year B.Tech students of PE Ashish A, Jithin Johnson, Jayesh K V, Vishnu I V and Akhil Thottathil                  

  • MOU with ICT Academy

VAST has become a member institute of ICT Academy of Kerala by signing a MOU with effect from 7-11-2014.

  • Congratulations 
Ms.Haritha V. of S4 ECE secured Gold medal in Raman Nambiar Memorial-All kerala Akshara Sloka competition.
  • Congratulations
Miss. Reyma Joy of CSE S8 secured the Individual Champion title in the Calicut University Inter Collegiate Tennis tournament, consecutively for the fourth year.
  • Congratulations
Merin K A of EEE S3 Secured Gold in the 24th Senior National Fencing Championship (Epea Category) held at MA Indoor Sports Complex, Jammu Kashmir from 18 th – 23rd December 2013.

  • Congratulations
Ms. Sherin.K.S, (Asst Prof, CE Dept) secured Gold medal for First Rank in M.Tech. Environmental Geotechnology from NIT Calicut.

  • Paper Published
Ms. Manjary P Gangan & Mr. Jayakumar T V (Asst Prof, CSE Dept),published a paper entitled “Automated Microarray Image Segmentation Using Hough Transforms” in the International Journal of Computer Science Research & Technology (IJCSRT).

  • Congratulations
Teny.S Puthur S7 CE has won Ist prize in painting category of 24 th all Kerala Chithrakalamela competition.

  • Congratulations
Mr. Shajee K Damodaran (Asst Prof, Humanities Dept), VAST on getting conferred the Doctorate Degree from Christ University, Bangalore.

  • Congratulations
Mr. Justin Jose (Asso Prof, CE Dept), VAST on getting conferred the Doctorate Degree from NIT ,Calicut.

  • Congratulations
Mr.  Sooraj K Prabha (Asso Prof, ME Dept), VAST on getting conferred the Doctorate Degree from School of Nano Science & Technology, NIT ,Calicut.

  • Students Achievements
The D'Addiction Dream Team of VAST under the leadership of Mr Sumesh I Sunder, S7 PE participated in Footloose dance competition of Dyuthi'13, the Annual Techfest of GEC Thrissur held on 12th Sept 2013 and won the First prize.

  • Congratulations
Deepa Mohan, Associate Professor , Dept of CE participated and presented the paper titled " Influence of employee attitude towards change on Organisational Commitment : an Indian experience" at the 4th International Research Symposium on Management, Technology and Engineering Sciences, organised by International Association of Academicians and Researchers held on 21 September, 2013 at Pune.

  • Congratulations
Ms Ann Mary John [ MCA 2009 - 2012 batch] of VAST, has secured the First Rank in Calicut University.

  • Congratulations
Ms.Vidya of Chemistry Dept.,VAST On getting conferred the Doctorate Degree from Department of Polymer Science & Rubber Technology, Cochin University of Science & Technology (CUSAT).

  • Congratulations
Ms K.P. Nitha, Asst Professor, CSE, participated in the Regional Masterminds Programme of IBM in Chennai during 24 - 25 July 2013. Ms Nitha was the sole faculty member from Kerala to participate in the programme.
  • Outstanding performance by First batch of Engineering PG students

First batch of Engineering PG students of Vidya Academy of Science & Technology have made an outstanding performance in their first semester University exams in the first chance itself.

The details are as follows.


Pass Percentage


M. Tech Power Electronics

100 %


M. Tech Computer Science & Engineering



  • Congratulations


Ms. SaudiMol T.V [ AP - EEE ] secured First rank in M.Tech Electrical Machines under Kerala University.

  • Participation in GRIDTECH 2013
The final year student project “ Integrated Approach to Proactive Detection & Mitigation of Sag in Transmision lines” done by two groups of final year EEE students – Nikhil Viswanathan, Rahul Suresh Raj, Pranav M S, Shahin T A, Maria Mathew, Padmaja K, Radhika, Rincy Rappai, Sonu Unnikrishnan and Mishal Rasheed under the guidance of Dr.Sudha Balagopalan, Principal & Professor in EEED, Nitin Padmanabhan & Nikhil S,AP EEED was selected for presentation from 250 project proposals received by the review committee. Total 33 projects were selected from all over India. Only two projects from Kerala were selected one from NIT Calicut and the other from VAST.Sreejith M, Joel C Joy, Ragi P K, Swathy Sathyan and Glaison C J accompanied by Nitin Padmanabhan, AP EEED represented VAST at GRIDTECH 2013. The team was given a cash prize of Rs. Ten Thousand and appreciation certificates.  POWERGRID, with support from Ministry of Power, Govt. of India and in association with CBIP and IEEMA organised GRIDTECH 2013: 4th International Exhibition and conference from 3-5th April 2013 at Pragati Maidan, New Delhi. In the exhibition, about 135 International & National manufacturers showcased their State-of-the-Art products & Technologies.

  • GYTI Award

Our Students project wins Gandhian Young Technological Innovation Award


  • Congratulations 
Mr. Santumon SD [ AP - ECE ] secured First rank and Gold Medal in M.Tech Digital Electronics and Communication Systems from Malnad College of Engineering, Hassan, Karnataka under Visvesvaraya Technological University.

  • Paper Presented
Deepa Mohan, Associate Professor , Dept of CE attended and presented a paper titled "Assessment of factors influencing Academic performance

in Higher Education" in International Conference on Technology and

Business Management- 13 at American University in the Emirates, Dubai

during 18th March to 20 th March 2013.



Miss Aswathy P National Service Scheme Volunteer is awarded with the Award for Top scorers for the year 2012-13 by the Directorate of Technical Cell, Govt. of Kerala. She is presently working as a Guest Lecturer in our Civil Department. She will receive the award on Feb 17th during the NSS State Annual Meet & Distribution of Award scheduled at KMCT Polytechnic College, Kozhikode.

Calicut University Inter Collegiate Yoga Championship

College Yoga team (Women) secured third position in the Calicut university Yoga Championship held at Prajyothi Nikethan College, Puthukkad on 5th Feb 2013. There were 12 teams in the Championship. Awsathy M Arun of ECE S6 is selected to represent Calicut University Yoga team to participate in the All India Inter University Yoga Championship to be held at Sourashtra University, Rajkott on 18th Feb 2013.
Team Members:
Aswathy M Arun                            ECE S6
Ashy Dileep                                   ECE S6
Theertha Gopinath                        ECE S6
Anu Mohan                                   ECE S6
Athira T J                                      CE S6
Fathima Shadha                            ECE S4

  • Congratulations
Ms. Manasa Manohar (S8 PE) has been shortlisted among 5 students for the Mar Baselios Youth Excellence Award instituted by Mar Baselios College of Engineering and Technology, Trivandrum. The award is intended to identify and promote the pursuit of excellence among the Engineering Students.

  • Congratulations
Mr. Girish, T (S6 B. Tech PE, 2010
Admission) for scoring 10 SGPA in the recently announced 6th semester university result.

  • Winners of ISTE-SRMC 2012
Srinivasa  Ramanujan  Mathematical Competitions - National Level Prize Winners
1. Bittu L Lambi - Third
2. Santumon S.D - Fourth
3. Shiju Aravindakshan M - Consolation Prize

  • Calicut University Rank Holders
2nd Rank - Gokul Raveendran - Civil Branch.
5th  Rank - Vandana. V - Civil Branch.

  • Mrs. Jiby Jose awarded Ph.D. degree from Kannur University

Mrs.Jiby Jose,( Asst. Prof- App Sci Dept,VAST) received the Ph.D. degree from the department of Mathematics, University of Kannur, for her research entitled, "Generalized H-Function ", on 6 Nov 2012.

  • Paper presented in First Micheal Fradat IET Summit in Kolkatta

The paper titled " Design & Allocation of Transmission Service Charge in Electricity Markets" authored by Dr.Sudha Balagopalan, (Late)Prof. Maya B, Mrs.Mary.P.V, Mr.Nitin Padmanabhan was presented in the First Micheal Faraday IET India Summit(MFIIS) 2012 held at Hotel Kennil Worth, Kolkatta on 25th November 2012. Nitin Padmanabhan Presented the paper on behalf of all authors. The Paper was selected as the 2nd Best Paper among 9 papers presented in the Power Systems Track.The selected top 3 papers after review would be sent for Journal publication.The conference not only had people from academia but also delegates from industry. in my session there was a senior manager from R P Goenka Group( leading company in power sector)He had shown keen interest in our paper and wanted to have further discussions too.The conference was an excellent venue for young researchers to present their research ideas and get a lot of inputs & suggestions from very senior renowned academicians & engineers.

  • First Prize for Cube Testing - Dristhi 12

Students of S5 CE K Muhammed Anas and Shyam Kumar won first prize worth Rs. 3000 for Cube Testing in the Tech Fest - Dristhi - 12 conducted at College of Engineering Trivandrum.

  • VAST Faculty has been Elected as IE(I) Chairman,Thrissur Chapter.

Prof. V.A. Sudhakaran (HOD,CE) has been elected as Chairman of IE (I), Thrissur Local Chapter.

  • Paper Presented in ANM 2012,IIT Madras.

Mrs. Sobha A.P. ( Asst.Prof Applied Science)presented a Paper titled "An Elegant Way of Improving the Electrical Conductivity and Thermoelectric Property of
MWCNT/PANI Nano composites" in the 4th International Conference on Advanced Nano Materials "ANM 2012" held at IIT Madras during 17th to 19th October 2012.

  • First Prize in Project Presentation from NIT Calicut

Ramdas MU and Ashfaq Muhammed T of EEE department got first prize in the Project presentation contest "Aavishkar" as  a part of "Thathva" The National Level Tech Fest held at National Institute of technology, Calicut on 20-10-2012. The Project topic was "Comprehensive Protection from Electrocution".

  • Calicut University Chess championship

College Chess team secured Third place in the Calicut University Chess championship held at Royal College of Engg & Technology from 15th - 18th October 2012.
Team Members:
1. Yoonus M P                                      EEE S5
2. Shibin K Benny                               CSE S5
3. Arjun K                                              PE S5
4. Sreekanth N P                                 PE S5
5. Arun                                                   ME S5
6. Mohd. Anas                                      CE S5

  • Papers presented in RTDN conference at London

Two papers authored by Dr. Sudha Balagopalan, Ms. Anooja. V.S and Ms. Dhanya Devarajan (Asst Professors EEE Dept) titled ”Cooperative Game Theory for Modeling the Transmission Sector of Electricity Markets” and “Cooperative Game Theory for Sharing Transmission Service Charges in Electricity Markets” were presented in the prestigious RTDN conference of IET funded by DST during 22 - 24 November 2011 at London by Dr.Sudha Balagopalan on behalf of all three authors.

The paper "Power Vectors to identify coalition partners in Game Theory controlled electricity markets" authored by Dr.Sudha Balagopalan, Mrs. Mary P V, Ms. Neenu Thomas, Mr.Nitin Padmanabhan which was presented in the 7th International conference ICIIS 2012(International Conference on Industrial and Information Systems) organised by Dept. of EEE, IIT Chennai has been published in the IEEE Xplore in Conference Publications.


  • Railway Track Crack Detector

Students of the Vidya Academy of Science and Technology, Thrissur have developed a device to detect cracks on railway tracks under the super vision of  Ms.Akhila.R [ AP EEE] .

New solutions: A device to detect cracks on railway tracks developed by students of the Vidya Academy of Science and Technology in Thrissur.

The device, named railway track crack detector, is an unmanned automatic vehicle that detects cracks as it moves along the track. Ultrasonic detection Ultrasonic detection is the method used. When the vehicle detects a crack, it sends a signal to the control room. While it is on the track, the device does not hinder movement of trains. When a train arrives, the device, which uses a pneumatic system, shrinks. The detector helps view the cracks on the track and its GPS system allows locating the vehicle. “Such a system has not been used anywhere so far,” claimed Sudha Balagopalan, principal of VAST.
There are different ways of detecting cracks on rail tracks using infrared rays, ultrasonic waves, Rayleigh waves, eddy current techniques, image comparison technology and laser ultrasonic method. The students said they found the ultrasonic system the most effective. The system allows detecting even the smallest cracks on the tracks and sends wireless signals to the control room. “The Indian Railways currently uses Self Propelled Ultrasonic Rail Testing (SPURT) cars for detecting cracks. The car is large and cannot give way to a train,” said Dr. Balagopalan. Warning signal The vehicle developed by the students can be programmed to run from its origin to a destination. That is, from one station to another. During its journey, it sends ultrasonic waves to the sides of the tracks. If there is any crack, the signal will not elicit response and it allows a warning signal to be sent to the control room.
The vehicle contains two pistons on the sides and two pistons at the bottom for shrinking when a train approaches. Both pistons work with the help of a small DC compressor, which is powered by a 12 volt battery. Pistons are controlled by two solenoids and the movement of the vehicle is controlled by two DC motors. The DC motors contain gears inside and allow for carrying heavy load. The system is wireless. Solar panels may be mounted on the system for charging the batteries.

Mrs. Renu. N [ Assistant Professor CE Dept ]

Paper Presented on "modelling colloid transport in sets of parallel finite fractures with fracture skins"in an international conference 'Young Water Talents Symposium 2012' held at Singapore on 1st July 2012, organised by several technical societies including National University of Singapore, Nanyang Technological university etc., in conjunction with the 5th Singapore International Water Week (SIWW). .


Mr. Jerish. P.J (2007-11)

B.Tech Production Engineering  I Rank


Mr. Ambareesh. P (2007-11)

B.Tech Production Engineering IV Rank 


Mr. Gopikrishnan. P (S7 EEE (2008 Admission)   


Calicut University D‐Zone Arts Festival 2011‐12 

Ms. Manasa M.S (S7 CE (2008 Admission)   


Calicut University D‐Zone Arts Festival 2011‐12 

International Conference EPSCICON 2012

The second International Conference on Power, Signals, Controls & Computation, EPSCICON 2012 organized by the Dept. of Electrical & Electronics Engineering of Vidya Academy of Science and Technology during 02‐06, January 2012, with technical co‐sponsorship from IEEE PES was a grand success in terms of technical knowledge amassed, wide area participation and perceptions on future outlook. On 02nd Jan.

IBM Software Center of Excellence - Inauguration

The IBM Software Centre of Excellence has been formally inaugurated in Vidya Academy of Science & Technology on 20th December, 2011. Mr. Anil Menon, Director, Marketing & Strategy IBM software, India/South Asia inaugurated the centre at 3.30PM.

Mr.Biju Louis (Asst. Professor, PE Dept.) secured first rank in Mechanical - Production & Industrial Engineering- MG University.
Dr. Sasidharan Sreedharan ( Prof- EEE Dept.) Selected for PES General Meeting 2011 during 24th to 28th July 2011 in Detroit, Michigan, USA with funding from Ministry of Science & Technology, Govt of India.
Mr. Nitin Padmanabhan ( Asst Professor – EEE Dept.) Selected for IEEE sponsored “ E- Scientia Around the World symposium” to be held in Montevideo at the “ Club de los Industriales” Uruguay from 06- 08th July 2011.