Staff Reporter, Bhopal
The Department of Mechanical Engineering, MANIT, Bhopal is organizing a three days International Conference on “Mechanical Engineering: Emerging Trends for Sustainability” from 29th to 31st January, 2014.
The inaugural Ceremony of the conference was held in the R.K. Auditoriam in the MANIT, Campus on 29/01/2014 10am. Mr. C. Vas Prasad, Vice President, Reliance Refineries Limited, Gujarat was the Chief Guest of the inaugural function and Dr. Navin Chandra, Chief Scientist and acting Director from AMPRI, Bhopal was the Guest of Honour of the programme. The function was presided over by Dr. Appukuttan K.K., Director MANIT.The function was started at 10 a.m. with Goddess Saraswati Poojan followed by National Anthem. In the inaugural speech, Mr. C. Vas Prasad emphasised on the need of mechanical engineering for sustainability of the industries. He also highlighted the importance of the conference in gathering and exchange of information related to new and current trends in mechanical engineering. Dr. Navin Chandra also enlightened the participants and delegates with the emerging areas and their needs. On his presidential address, Dr.Appukuttan highlighted the importance of newly emerging areas of biotechnology, nanotechnology and information technology.
Apart from this, there were two key note lectures by Dr. Dinesh Kumar Hurreeram, Head, Mechanical and Production Engineering Department, University of Mauritius, Dr. V.K. Sharma, Senior Scientist at the Indian National Agency for New Technologies, Energy and Sustainable Economic Development. Dr. Siraj Ahmed, HOD, Mechanical is the Chairman, Dr. R.M. Sarviya and Dr. J.L. Bhagoria are the Co-Chairmen of the organizing committee. The organising secretary Dr. C.M. Krishna, Associate Professor, Department of Mechanical Engineering, said that this conference will provide a forum for the presentation and discussion of technical papers of around 142 related to selected themes of Mechanical Engineering.
On this occasion all Deans HODs faculty members and delegates were present.The joint organising secretary, Dr. M.K. proposed the vote of thanks.
The function was coordinated by Dr. V.K.Sony, faculty of MANIT.