One-Day National Seminar on Reliability Engineering

The Department of Electronics and Communication Engineering, Punjab Engineering College (Deemed to be University), Chandigarh organized a one-day National Seminar on ‘Reliability Engineering, Phases of Product Development & Essentials of Public Speaking Skills’ in collaboration with IEEE Chandigarh Subsection on 27th July, 2018. The event was coordinated by Dr. Arun Kumar Singh, Assistant Professor, PEC.

The objective of the seminar was to discuss key concepts of Product Development and Life-Cycle Engineering with the participants. It also aimed to equip the students with soft skills like public speaking so that they can present themselves confidently in a better way.

The welcome speech was given by Prof. Neena Gupta, Chairperson, IEEE Chandigarh. She introduced Mr. Mohit Rawat, who is a PEC Alumnus and has also developed an “Automatic Lighting System” for University Auditorium during his degree course. She also acknowledged Dr. Arun’s efforts for coordinating such educational and motivating events in the campus.

Mr. Mohit Rawat, Certified Reliability Engineer (ASQ), Founder-Director (Basikz Reliability Solutions) and Ex. Deputy Manager (BEL) was the first speaker who gave an insightful lecture on reliability engineering, which is a sub-discipline of systems engineering that emphasizes dependability in the lifecycle management of a product. He also demonstrated the major components of effective public speaking like proper gesticulation, use of body language and the importance of practicing.

Mr. Pawan Sharma, Certified Financial Planner (NCFM), Executive Director (Saksham Solutions) and Fellow of I.I.I (Insurance Institute of India) referred to his vast and varied industrial experiences to highlight how every new product passes through a series of stages or phases. These include ideation, different aspects of design, manufacturing and market introduction. He spoke at length about the key features, challenges and significance of each stage. Giving examples of real world start-ups and companies, he mentioned how these stages can act as a roadmap for budding entrepreneurs.

The event was attended by over fifty M. Tech/Ph.D. students, and professors from prestigious institutes from the region. The seminar concluded with distribution of certificates amongst all participants. It was a wonderful opportunity for the participants to gain in-depth knowledge of real-world industrial concepts and interact with industry experts from different fields.

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