Saturday, August 29, 2009

Rayat-Bahra institute conducts mechanical engineering workshop

Three-day faculty development workshop concludes at Rayat-Bahra
Faculty development workshop concludes at Rayat-Bahra

Ropar, August 12

A three-day faculty development workshop on mechanical engineering courses concluded at Rayat Institute of Engineering and Information Technology, Railmajra, wherein about 40 mechanical engineering teachers from five engineering colleges of the Group participated.

While addressing the faculty members, Prof. S.C. Bedi, Director of institute highlighted objectives of workshop as upgradation of knowledge of faculty through expert lectures, identifying new areas of research, lesson planning for semester, standardization of course planning and mutual interaction of faculty of all five engineering colleges under the Rayat-Bahra ambit.

Dr. Vijay Jadon, Director, Rayat-Bahra Engineering College for Women, Hoshiarpur and coordinator of the programme described structure of workshop. He acquainted participants with the pattern of three batches envisaged for several lectures, presentations and video shooting of presentations by the participants.

Chief Guest Dr. S.P. Nigam, former Prof. and Head, Mechanical and Industrial Engineering Department, IIIT, Roorkee delivered key note address. A well-established name in the area of noise and vibration, he shared his vast experience with faculty and briefed them about sources of vibration in mechanical systems and explained measures required to control these.

Dr. Nigam extended his talk from vibration to noise and discussed basic concept and research potential of topic to mechanical engineering fraternity.

Another prominent speaker, Dr. Anand Vaz, Professor, Mechanical Engg Department, NIT, Jalandhar, a mechanical engineering luminary with research in field of Robotics and Mechatronics, addressed audience on modeling of dynamic systems. Dr. Vaz exposed faculty to a simplified tool of bond graph to model a generalized physical system and analyzing in dynamic mode.

Group plans to hold more such workshops in other engineering disciplines as a part of Rayat-Bahra initiatives of faculty improvement programmes for enhancement of knowledge.

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