Industry Academia Expert Lecture Week

Punjab Engineering College (Deemed to be University), Chandigarh organized Industry Academia Expert Lecture Week from 1st -8th March 2018. It witnessed various renowned speakers from various industries and scientists from different institutes in the region. The purpose of organizing Industry Academia Expert Lecture Week was to give platform to the students to interact with distinguished experts which further also strengthened the institute-industry interaction.  A number of lectures were organized by all the departments with respect to different subjects to provide the latest information in the respective fields to the students.

On 5th March 2018, the Aerospace Engineering department witnessed Sh. Anish Gupta, from Honeywell Bangalore who delivered a lecture on "Automotive turbochargers as applied to aviation". Sh Anish talked about the tools and techniques of industrial standards used in design and optimization of turbochargers. On 7th March 2018, Sh. Yogesh Kumar, former Director HAL, delivered two lectures on Aircraft systems and instrumentations. The interaction comprised Sh. Yogesh Kumar speaking on his experiences in aircraft development and the various costs involved in their production.

On the same day, the Centre of Management and Humanities organized an interactive session on “Ethics and Values” for the students of first year Computer Science. Shri Krishna Mohan (IAS retd.) who has worked under very challenging circumstances with assignments like Home Secretary, Chandigarh Administration and Deputy Commissioner cum Estate Officer, Chandigarh delivered the lecture interspersed with questions from the students. He emphasized on the fact that being ethical means that one should be honest, compassionate and should listen to one’s inner conscious while solving ethical dilemmas.  

The Electrical Engineering department organised the JK Memorial Lecture in the memory of Late Prof. Jagdish Kumar Arora, ex-faculty of Electrical Engineering Department at PEC. The event was graced by dignitaries such as Dr. Manoj K Arora, Director PEC and Mrs. Asha Arora, w/o Late. Prof. JK Arora. Dr. Juzer Vasi, Professor Emeritus, IIT Bombay who has worked in the areas of microelectronics and photovoltaics delivered a lecture on “100 GW National Solar Mission: Opportunities and Challenges”.

An expert lecture on “7 steps to world class manufacturing” was organised by Mechanical Engineering department on 6th March 2018. The lecture was delivered by Mr. Sanjeev Gupta and it was attended by undergraduate and post graduate students.

An expert lecture of Dr. Noe Alba-Baena, Professor in Manufacturing Engineering, UACJ, Maxico was held 8th March 2018 at Centre of Total Quality Management. Prof Alba is on sabbatical at NIT Jalandhar where he is teaching Research Methodology. The session was focused on the latest application of DoE in problem solving and was attended by the students of MTech TQM and MTech Production. His delivery and content was very well appreciated by students and faculty.

The Department of Materials & Metallurgical Engineering organised several expert lectures. On 5th March 2018, the lecture was given by Mr. Manu Goyal, Quality Head, Tata Motors, on “Opportunities of Metallurgical Engineers in Auto Industry in the New Scenario”. He highlighted the need and importance of good Metallurgical Engineers in the Automobile sector. On 6th March 2018, the lecture was given by Mr. Varinder Bansal, Sr. V.P. and Head/QA, EHS and Trg., Steel Infrastructure Solutions Pvt. Limited (SISCOL), Bhilai, on the topic, “Quality and Business Excellence – Opportunities and Challenges”. His firm gives utmost importance to Quality along with Safety. Prof. R.K. Mahajan also gave his valuable inputs during the lecture. On 7th March 2018, a lecture on “Technology of Secondary Steel making through Electric Arc Process” was given by Mr. Raj Kumar Chopra, Dy. GM Aarti Steels. Mr. Chopra covered the complete process of steel making starting from the iron making to continuous casting. Another lecture was delivered by Mr. P.C. Sinha, Department Head, Quality Assurance, Aarti Steels on “Metallurgical requirements of Forging Quality Steel”. He talked about the various aspects of forging quality steel and shared his valuable industry experience. On 8th March 2018, a lecture was given by Mr. PunyaSheel (Metallurgy - 1997), TCS, Bangalore on “Entrepreneurship and Incubations”. He started his lecture with the famous quote, “You can tell a man is clever by his answers, you can tell a man is wise by his questions”. Prof. R .K. Mahajan, Prof. N.K. Seth, Faculty MMED also attended the lecture. The second lecture of the day was given by Mr. Amarpal Singh, Sr. GM, NITCON on the topic, “Planning Small Enterprise (Especially for 1 st generation Entrepreneurs)”. He talked about the Micro, Small and Medium Enterprise and discussed in detail about the qualities of an Entrepreneur. Prof.R. K. Mahajan actively participated in the discussion.

On the whole, the expert lecture week was quite successful and was well received by both the students and the faculty. The students appreciated the lectures delivered by the experts from such renowned organizations and experienced rare opportunity of interacting with such eminent personalities.


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