Industry Academia Expert Lecture Week concludes at PEC

PEC University of Technology, Chandigarh organised Industry Academia Expert Lecture Week from 21st March to 24th March 2017. It witnessed number of renowned speakers from various industries and scientists from different institutes in the region. A number of lectures were organized by all the departments in various subjects to provide the latest information in the respective fields to the students.

The Centre of Management and Humanities, PEC University of Technology, Chandigarh, organized an interactive session on Communication Skills on 21st March 2017 for the students of engineering during the first day of Industry Academia Expert Lecture Week. An expert of English, Prof. Pushpinder Syal, Former Chairperson of the Department of English and Cultural Studies, PU, Chandigarh, delivered the lecture interspersed with questions from the students. The session focused on the basics of communication. During the talk, Prof. Syal stressed on the fact that communication is both an art and a science. She emphasized on self-communication and thinking within and for oneself, referring to it as an essential skill. According to Professor Syal, “If we are happy doing something interesting, we can cope with adverse happenings due to the extra positive energy produced.” She clarified how one could take away the suffix “-ish from “selfish” and become self–aware in order to relate to the rest of the humanity.

The Department of Civil Engineering, PEC University of Technology organized four expert lectures. Mr. Sachin Agarwal, Director, Aditya Consulting (P) Ltd, New Delhi elaborated on the role of geospatial technologies, data analytics etc. which may be helpful in handling various challenges in a project faced by the civil engineers.

Prof J.S.Ghumman, expert speaker for the second session, shared his vast experience of 30 years and emphasized the role of town planning in civil engineering. Er Ashwani Kansal, Chief Engineer, Punjab Irrigation, third speaker, enlightened the students about various job prospects in the government sector along with management of rivers and water distribution system in the state of Punjab. The issue of international water disputes as well as state water disputes was also discussed.

Sh. Anil Bareja, DGM-Indian Oil Corporation Limited, Delhi interacted on the topic of Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP). He focused on the effectiveness of the ERP system and also discussed advantages of installing ERP at IOCL.

Similarly, expert lectures were delivered in Aerospace Engineering Department by the eminent experts invited from reputed Industrial and research organization such as ISRO, HAL & DRDO. Mr. Sudhir Dhamija (Scientist ‘D’, SASE, DRDO, Chandigarh) delivered his talk on ‘Simple techniques in research & developments innovations’ and shared his experience along with case study on PINACA missile with Aerospace Engineering students on 21.03.2017. The talk was highly motivating to the students.

Dr. Pankaj Priyadarshi Head, Aerodynamics Design and Data Synthesis Division (ADSD) from VSSC, ISRO, Thiruvananthapuram delivered expert lectures on three topics (i) Indian Space Programme - Opportunities and Challenges for Aerospace Engineers (ii) Aerospace Design through Optimization - introduction to Genetic Algorithms and Multi-objective optimization & (iii) Multidisciplinary Design Optimization of a Semi-ballistic Reentry Vehicle on 22nd, 23rd and 24th March respectively. He motivated students to join ISRO and work on design optimization and re-entry vehicles.

Mr. Gagan Deep Singh, Chief Manager from RWR&DC, HAL, Bangalore shared his HAL experience in the field of helicopters. He delivered expert lecture on ‘Simulation of Flight Dynamics to Predict Helicopter Performance and Handling Qualities’ on 24.03.2017. He gave an overview of HAL along with activities undergoing in various divisions.

Mr. Sudhir Dhamija explained the concept of Optimization and the design for aerospace applications with help of two case studies. The first case study was for minimum hinge moment acting on the missile and second case study was design of fin of a missile. He explained how a perfect design of the system of the system could be obtained without compromising on cost or time. He also enlightened that wing design of Boeing 787 was carried out by such techniques.

Electrical Engineering Department of PEC University of Technology, Chandigarh also organised various lectures attended by the students as well as faculty. 

On 22nd March, 2017, Ms. Anjana Mishra from Tata Power Delhi Distribution Ltd. delivered the lecture on Cyber Security in Smart Grid Scenario. She talked about SCADA, effective commercial policies and AT&C losses. 

On 23rd March, 2017, Mr. Kamal Sehgal (1993; Production), Sterlite, updated the students with the latest technologies, challenges and opportunities in the power industry. He shared his field experience and introduced the topics like six sigma and lean six sigma.  

Mr. Vivek Dhawan from Rockwell Automation, an alumnus 1993 batch (Electrical Engineering, PEC) delivered the talk on 24th March, 2017. The key topics of his talk were protection of industrial motors, let through energy, intelligent motor control and various international electrical standards. He motivated students to choose a field of interest and work towards it. 

All the expert lectures were extremely enlightening and enriching and gave the students an insight into the working of the Industry.