5 Days Capacity Building Programme on Geospatial Techniques for BBMB Engineers

In recent years, Punjab Engineering College Chandigarh is regarded as Nodal Center for Geospatial Technologies due to various initiatives taken by the Dr. Manok K Arora, Director PEC. To further the mandate of capacity building in the Geospatial field at different levels, PEC conducts 5 day exhaustive capacity building programme for Bhakra Beas Management Board (BBMB) engineers from 21-25 May’2018 on the topic of Modern Surveying and Geospatial Techniques.

During inaugural session, Dr. Arora motivated and persuaded BBMB engineers to participate in this program with open minds and learn new techniques to increase efficiency. Sh. Vinay Jain (CEO, PEC CCE) shared the importance of Geospatial Technologies in the working of BBMB. Dr R.R. Singh (Head, Civil Engg.), Dr. Sanjeev Sofat (Head, Computer Science) and Dr. Tripta Goyal (Dean, Research) also shared their pleasure that BBMB management is investing in capacity building of its employees.

This program involves theory as well extensive practical training on Digital Mapping, Remote Sensing, GIS, Drone and GPS by academicians like Dr. Manoj Arora, Dr Mahesh Pal, Dr Reet Kamal, Prof HAS Sandhu and industry experts from ESRI, Hexagon and Aimil. Further, participants also visited various labs and Center of Excellence in Industrial & Production Engineering.  

On the last day, prizes were given to the Er. Neha, Er. Jyoti, Er Pradeep and Er Simarjeet Singh for the overall performance in the Short Term Course. Apart from Sh Vinay Jain (CEO, PEC-CCE), Dr. Manoj K Arora (Director- PEC) also graced the occasion of closing ceremony. In the end, participants appreciated and lauded the organizers for such an informative program on geospatial technologies.

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