"You imagine what you desire, you will what you imagine,
and at last you create what you will" quoted George Bernard Shaw.
Engineering has been the natural form of expression for creators over the past century, breathing life and inspiration into the human race. To defy convention, to change age old perceptions, to capture the pulse of today's crowd, a new breed of engineers that can think out of the widely quoted "box" is required. This has been the crux of Probe - the genre defining symposium conducted by the Electronics and Communication department of NIT Trichy. Probe is much more than the oeuvre of diverse workshops, myriad challenging events and illuminating guest lectures; it is the living breathing testimony of the spirit and creativity of an Electronics Engineer.
PROBE had its modest beginnings in 2005 as a way for the electronics buffs all over the country to exchange ideas and has now grown into a techathlon that boasts participation from not only Indian students but also those in the Gulf, Singapore, Japan, Europe to name a few. With a milieu of activities and workshops under its canopy, Probe is a "one-size-fits-all". Not only is Probe known for providing the eclectic mix of challenging events right from Bulls Eye and Embedtronix expanding right up to Great Ideas Challenge for young innovators, but also makes way for MATLAB coders and quizomaniacs in the form of MATRIX and PROBE Quiz. Participation in Probe's industry oriented workshops including Atmel, Cisco, National Instruments, Cypress Semiconductors, Intel and Schneider Electric is another experience that one must never miss.
PROBE has witnessed several dignitaries from the field of Research such as Mrs Anuradha (Project leader of ISRO) and Mr.Manickavasagam (Head of Weapons Division DRDL), Dr .V.Natarajan, Joint Director of Naval Physical and Oceanographic Laboratory, Defence Research and Development Organisation, Cochin.
And of course- PROBE is an ideal opportunity for visionaries to manifest and revel in the dreams that they have been brewing whilst doodling in soporific lectures, daydreaming on lazy afternoons or slaving over the drawing board.