By OUR STAFF REPORTER
Dehradun, 22 Oct: The ‘School of Engineering (SOE)’, UPES, organised a two-day ‘M Tech Symposium 2019’ at the Bidholi campus of the university. The symposium presented a common platform to the final year students of ‘Master of Technology’ at SOE to share individual knowledge and learning obtained through their industrial experiences amidst themselves. Dr SK Bartarya, former Scientist ‘G’ at the Wadia Institute of Himalayan Geology was the ‘Chief Guest’ at the event.
As many as 122 final year students from 9 M Tech programmes – Health Safety & Environment Engineering; Petroleum Engineering; Rotating Equipment; Pipeline Engineering; Chemical Engineering with Specialisation in Process Design Engineering; Health Safety & Environment Engineering with Specialisation in Disaster Management; Energy System; Renewable Energy and Civil Engineering with Specialisation in Off Shore Structure participated in this programme.
The event was inaugurated jointly by ‘Chief Guest’ Dr Bartarya and Dr Kamal Bansal, Dean, SOE, UPES, in the company of Dr AK Manchanda, retired Reservoir Engineer, ONGC; Dr Ashutosh Gautam, Jt General Manager, India Glycols Limited; Udit Goyal, Sr Specialist, HSE, at Momentum India, and faculty of various departments.
“The industrial exposure experienced by the students during the M Tech programme is very important as it helps them enhance their knowledge while also augmenting their career opportunities with increased interlinks with the domain personnel,” said the Chief Guest. Dr Kamal Bansal said, “Such events not only provide a common platform to the postgraduate students to showcase their research and work interests but also presents them opportunities to learn from the knowledge of fellow students.”
Dr Ashutosh Gautam shared his take on the implications of summer internships in academia.
Development of Framework on Employee well-being at Workplace; Improvement of HSE Culture with the application of Safety Kaizen; Legal Laws and their effectiveness in Industry; Process Safety Risk Assessment; Risk Assessments; Behavioural based Safety, Incident Management & Tracking Analysis in Industry; Earthquake Design & Analysis; Design of Water Channel & Barrages; Application of Geothermal Energies & Green Building; TPM Implementation in Autonomous Maintenance; Design of Inverted Emulsions; NDT in Oil & Gas; Blow Out Preventer Design; Roof Top Solar Power Plant Feasibility & their Designetc were among the major projects featured at the symposium.
The Dean, SOE, applauded the ‘Organising Team’ comprising Prasenjit Mondal, Convener, Dr Bikarama P Yadav, Placement & Internship Coordinator, Abhishek Nandan, Arun PA, Akshi K Singh, Valluru Venkata Krishnakanth, Tabassum Abbasi, V Surendar, Dr Madhuben Sharma and Dr Kanchan Deoli Bahukhandi. Guidance was provided by Dr Kamal Bansal, Dr Nihal A Siddiqui, HOD, HSE & CE, and Dr SM Tauseef, Assistant Dean, Research.