Industry Academia Lecture Week conculded at PEC

Week long Industry Institute Interaction at Punjab Engineering College (Deemed to be University), Chandigarh entered concluding day today. During the week Institute invites experts in different domains of engineering for delivering the lecture for the ongoing courses. The week is intended to augment the classroom teaching. This week is organized once each semester. This platform intends to enrich the exchange of ideas and sharing technological advances between industry leaders and PEC students, the event helped the students connect the dots between their institute academics and its real world applications.

The Department of Computer Science and Engineering organized an expert talk on “IoT and Machine Learning” by Mr. Saurabh, Founder, Techienest, Jaipur, who focused on latest technologies such as IoT, Machine Learning and Data Science. Commander L. R. Parkash, director CDAC – Chennai gave an informative presentation on developing open source softwares, security related products and conducting various training programmes. The Cyber Security research Centre conducted a hands-on “Workshop on Competitive Programming”. The speakers for the session were Mr. Sandeep Jain and Mr. Ayushman Bansal, founder and head of marketing, Geeks for Geeks, the popular computer science learning portal. They shared their story of creating this extremely helpful database for internship and placement preparation for coding enthusiasts all over the country. The Department of Electrical Engineering hosted Mr. Yogesh Sood to teach the students about power quality, motors and transformers and to inculcate the basic fundamentals of power use and the impact it has on the day to day routine. The exciting topic of “Renewable Energy” was explored through a session by Mr. Ashish Jain, DGM ONGC, New Delhi. Mr. Jain urged the students to dedicate time and energy towards researching cutting-edge solutions for power storage and transfer to cater to our growing energy needs.

The Centre of Management and Humanities (CMH) organized an expert lecture on “Goods and Services Tax (GST)” by CMA Balwinder Singh, Vice President, Institute of Cost Accountants of India, attended by over 350 students and faculty. The objective of the lecture was to provide students with the knowledge about the concept of GST, its application and implication in real life. Cmdr. L. Shivaram conducted an interactive session on “Management of Innovation - A case study on vibration control on Advance Light Helicopters”. The speaker has been closely involved in the development of such a system in the Advanced Light Helicopter (Dhruv) program and has worked with Rolls Royce, Pilatus in Switzerland and said that it is prudent for India to develop its own technologies.

The Centre of Total Quality Management invited Mr. Anand Notey, Advisor– ZED, Quality Council of India and Er Sanjiv Gupta, Ex Senior General Manager (Manufacturing) SML-ISUZU to give a talk on “Quality Management System (QMS)” and “Total Productive Maintenance (TPM)” respectively. They expounded upon key concepts relevant to the industry such as PDCA Cycle, Corrective & Preventive Actions (CAPA), Occupational, Health & Safety (OH&S) and role of leadership in establishing QMS.

The students of Aerospace Engineering Department witnessed an enlightening lecture by Dr. Jimmy Kansal, Joint-director, Snow & Avalanche Study Establishment (a premier DRDO Laboratory based at Chandigarh) on ‘Unmanned Autonomous Systems for Situational awareness’. Mr. Abhishek Jain from Zeus Numerix, Pune gave talk on CFD and Entrepreneurship in Aerospace industry. He introduced his industry and the various problems that they have solved over time.

Sh. J.S. Nagi, Chief Engineer, WRD, Chandigarh gave an enlightening talk on “Hydraulic Structures and Dams”. His discussion of major infrastructural and engineering challenges was very timely given the recent tragedy of Kerala floods. The fascinating talk motivated the budding Civil Engineers in attendance to focus on creating smart solutions to everyday hardships faced by our nation.

Mr. Harjinder Singh Cheema, MD Cheema Boilers Ltd. was invited by the Department of Applied Sciences for a talk on “Produce Entrepreneurs to Utilize 60% of India’s Young Population by 2020”. The former marine engineer spoke about the importance of training the students to create jobs rather than finding jobs. His key ingredients to success including courage, communication and consistency imparted the audience with a sense of purpose and confidence.

The event proved to be another shining example of educational institutions like PEC investing in their students to give the nation skilled engineers of the future and not just textbook-savvy graduates.

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