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Narasaraopeta Engineering College Successfully Completes National Level Program on Smart Agriculture

The Department of ECE, Narasaraopeta Engineering College, started  AICTE Sponsored  online STTP  on IoT APPLICATION DEVELOPMENT USING PYTHON (Smart Agriculture), on 27th July 2020 with inauguration function headed by Principal Dr. M.Sreenivasa Kumar, HOD of ECE department Dr.V.Venkata Rao and Coordinator Dr. K.Sreenivasa Ravi.  The response is very good and nearly 300 participants registered for the STTP from 19 states of the country. The following Resource persons were given expert lectures and hands on during the STTP.

Resource Persons:

  1. Dr. Rashmi Ranjan Rout, Associate Professor Department of CSE, NIT, Warangal.
  2. Dr. K. Sridhar Patnaik , Associate Professor, Department of CSE, BIT Mesra.
  3. Dr. Sanjaya Kumar Panda, Assistant Professor, Department of CSE,  NIT Warangal.
  4. Dr. Itu Snigdh, Assistant Professor, Department of CSE, BIT Mesra.
  5. Mr. Madhu Parvathaneni,Director – Marketing & Strategy, madBlocks Technologies Pvt Ltd, Hyderabad.

Key Points:

Resource PersonTopics Discussed
Dr. Rashmi Ranjan RoutDiscussed overview of IoT, different architectures, domains, communication protocols used in IoT and emerging applications.
Dr. K. Sridhar PatnaikDescribed the importance of Block Chain, its architecture and functionality.  Further elaborated the implementation of block chain in IoT specifically in Agriculture domain for the benefit of farmers.
Dr. Sanjaya Kumar PandaDemonstrated and provided the hands on Amazon S3 cloud services using Qwiklabs.  Provided the hands on to upload, analyze and retrieve data from cloud taking live examples from agriculture sector.
Dr. Itu SnigdhExplained and analyzed different communication protocols, their ranges, power requirements and networking structures etc.  Further gave in depth analysis of Long range Narrow Bandwidth IoT devices especially in Agriculture sector.
Mr. Madhu ParvathaneniExplained the concept of Livestock and tracking using Geofencing for agriculture, poultry, pet animals etc.  Provided hands on using Raspberry Pi provided demonstration on smart greenhouses, vertical harvesting etc.   Provided hands on IoT gateways, automated devices, smart agriculture devices using Google Colabs, ThingSpeak.  Further demonstrated use of Machine learning in Agriculture sector for best crop prediction.  Finally provided hands on in designing Mobile Apps for Agriculture sector

Day-1 Inaugural Session:

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 Principal – Dr. M. Sreenivasa Kumar

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Convenor –  Dr. V Venkata Rao            Coordinator –    Dr. K.Sreenivasa Ravi 

Principal Dr. M. Sreenivasa Kumar, Convenor Dr. V Venkata Rao & Coordinator 

Dr. K.Sreenivasa Ravi addressing the Participants in the inaugural session

Day-1 Session -1 :

Resource Person: Dr. Rashmi Ranjan Rout, Discussed overview of IoT, different architectures, domains, communication protocols used in IoT and emerging applications

Day-1 Session -2 :


Resource Person: Dr. K. Sridhar Patnaik, Described the importance of Block Chain, its architecture and functionality.  Further elaborated the implementation of block chain in IoT specifically in Agriculture domain for the benefit of farmers.

Day-2 Session -1 : 

Resource Person: Mr. Madhu Parvathaneni, Director – Marketing & Strategy, madBlocks Technologies Pvt Ltd, Hyderabad.

Discussed on the topics of Livestock Tracking and Geo-fencing, Demos on Raspberry Pi

Day-2 Session -2 :

Resource Person: Mr. Madhu Parvathaneni, Discussed on the topics MQTT, IoT for Animals

Day-3 Session -1 :


Resource Person: Dr. Sanjaya Kumar Panda, NIT Warangal
, Demonstrated and provided the hands on Amazon S3 cloud services using Qwiklabs.  Provided the hands on to upload, analyze and retrieve data from cloud taking live examples from agriculture sector.

Day-3 Session -2 :


Resource Person: Dr. Itu Snigdh, BIT Mesra, Explained and analyzed different communication protocols, their ranges, power requirements and networking structures etc.  Further gave in-depth analysis of Long-range Narrow Bandwidth IoT devices especially in Agriculture sector.

Day-4 Session -1 :



Resource Person: Mr. Madhu Parvathaneni, Director – Marketing & Strategy, madBlocks Technologies Pvt Ltd, Hyderabad. Provided demonstration on smart greenhouses, vertical harvesting etc.   

Day-4 Session -2 :



Resource Person: Mr. Madhu Parvathaneni, Director – Marketing & Strategy, madBlocks Technologies Pvt Ltd, Hyderabad. Discussed on the Topic of ThingSpeak Data Analysis

Day-5 Session -1 :




Resource Person: Mr. Madhu Parvathaneni, Director – Marketing & Strategy, madBlocks Technologies Pvt Ltd, Hyderabad. Provided hands on IoT gateways, automated devices, smart agriculture devices using Google Colabs 

Day-5 Session -2 :


Resource Person: Mr. Madhu Parvathaneni, Director – Marketing & Strategy, madBlocks Technologies Pvt Ltd, Hyderabad. Discussed on how Gateway plays an important role and the design of  ML Model

Day-6 Session -1 :



Resource Person: Mr. Madhu Parvathaneni, Director – Marketing & Strategy, madBlocks Technologies Pvt Ltd, Hyderabad. Discussed on challenges faced by the IoT in Farming Sector

Day-6 Session -2 :




Resource Person: Mr. Madhu Parvathaneni, Director – Marketing & Strategy, madBlocks Technologies Pvt Ltd, Hyderabad. Machine learning in Agriculture sector for best crop prediction.  Finally provided hands on in designing Mobile Apps for Agriculture sector

Day – 6 Valedictory Session:




The Coordinator of the STTP Dr. K. Sreenivasa Ravi and the Convenor Dr. V.Venkata rao has thanked the Management and the Principal for their support in conducting such programmes. They also thank the Resource Persons, Participants from various colleges and the Faculty Members of ECE Department for their support in making the programme a grand success.