The special Ham Radio trainings session have concluded with a total of 60 students fully prepared to take up the examination.
Organised by the management of V.R. Siddhartha Engineering College, the sessions ended on Thursday with the distribution of participation certificates.
College Principal G. Sambasiva Rao said on this occasion that the management would procure Ham Radio equipment soon so that the licensed students and faculty members can continue their practice. This training will come in use during disasters for emergency communication where the students and faculty members can come to the aid of the suffering public, he said. Electronics and Communication Engineering Department head K. Sri Rama Krishna announced on the occasion that all the students who had undergone Ham radio training would get an extra academic credit. He also encouraged his colleagues and other faculty members of the ECE to undergo Ham Radio training and become experts in the field.
Apart from the students of VRSEC, other college students will also take this examination taking the number of examinees to 142. Probably this is the first time in India that such a large number of engineering students will appear at this exam, said the College Co-ordinator A. Ramesh Babu. The "Ham Radio Training Centre" was making all efforts to have the examination in Vijayawada and the assistance extended by the VRSEC management has helped it do so, added the Co-ordinator. If the same spirit and trend continues then certainly Vijayawada would emerge as the hub of Ham Radio training in the State, opined Mr. Ramesh Babu.