Three workshops on multiple topics concluded at NIT Srinagar

“Institute will act as a platform for providing relevant knowledge to people who are involved in research activities,” Prof. Sehgal

Srinagar: Three separate Faculty Development Programs (FDP) on multiple topics concluded on Sunday at National Institute of Technology (NIT),in which hundreds of participants across the country attended the sessions.
Director NIT Srinagar, Prof. (Dr.) Rakesh Sehgal said conducting workshops on relevant themes is the need of the hour. NIT Srinagar will act as a platform for providing relevant knowledge to people who are involved in research activities, he said.
The Chemical Engineering (CE) Department hosted a week-long workshop on “Career Opportunities in Core and Non-Core sectors -The Alumni perspective.
The programme was organized under the aegis of the student chapter of Indian Institute of Chemical Engineers (IIChE) NIT Srinagar, Centre with its headquarter at Kolkata .
On the occasion, Prof Sehgal said conducting workshops on relevant themes is the need of the hour. NIT Srinagar will act as a platform for providing relevant knowledge to people who are involved in research activities, he said. Prof. Seghal said it was a successful program which was conducted in a nice manner. All the participants have gained a lot from this workshop, which was the purpose of the program to spread the knowledge or share the resources, he said.
While Director NIT Srinagar Prof. Sehgal congratulated the CE Department for the successful initiative and stated the department is expanding its research activities.
Registrar NIT Srinagar, Prof. Kaiser Bukhari these workshops are important for overall development and will help participants to understand the relevant topics that can be later beneficial in multiple ways.
While appreciating organizers, Prof. Bukhari said the primary aim of these workshops was that participants would be updated with in-depth knowledge about the selected topics and NIT Srinagar will be hosting such FTP’s in future also.
The valedictory function of the workshop was presided over by Dr. Tanveer Rasool and the convener.
HOD Chemical Engineering Department and Convener, Dr. Mushtaq Ahmad Rather praised the efforts of convener Dr.Rasool and other two faculty coordinators including Dr.F.Q. Mir, Dr. Malik Parvez and the student coordinators in organizing the programme.
Dr. Rather also appreciated the efforts of the Department towards its continuous academic pursuits. He stressed for the setting of a regional Centre of IIChE at NIT Srinagar in near future and pressed for increased membership of IIChE from students and faculty members.
He also expressed its gratitude towards the resource persons, Er. Syed Parvaiz Qalandar, Er. Rajat Srivastava, Er. Junaid Ashraf ,Er. Swayam Gupta , Er Shazil Akhtar and Er. Rishab Sharma.
Earlier, Er. Qalandar stressed for greater interaction of the Department and NIT with local and national industry, in particular the process industry. He advocated for a greater role in the Chemical Engineering field in the context of UT of J&K.
“More than hundred fifty participants had registered for the programme and participated actively. The workshop proved to be an excellent forum for exchanging the ideas among the graduating engineers and alumni involved in various government and private agencies responsible for policy making and management.
The final day proceedings were conducted by the students; Faheem Hameed, Nadeem Akhter ,Sartaj Sagroo and Abdul Hanan. Vote of thanks was presented by Miss. Bushra Makhdoomi, one of the student coordinators of the workshop.
While another FDP titled ‘Opportunity and challenges for electric vehicles in automotive’ was organized by the Department of Mechanical Engineering concluded on Sunday. It was sponsored by India Council for Technical Education (AICTE) Training and Learning (ATAL) Academy, AICTE New Delhi.
The last session was attended by more than 200 participants from across the country.
On the occasion, Director NIT Srinagar Prof Sehgal appreciated the ME department team led by Head of Department (HOD) Prof. Sheikh Nazir Ahmad and other organizers for taking the lead in conducting training sessions for the faculty.
He said the theme of FDP was interesting as a topic is more relevant in the present scenario when fuel prices are increasing. Although there are multiple challenges to electric vehicles including charging stations, lack of proper infrastructure, he said.
“In many places across India, local governments have launched electric vehicles for public transportation. There is a lot more to explore in the field and it has good scope to overcome the rising fuel prices across the globe,” Prof Sehgal said.
On a concluding day, Dr. Gaurav Kumar, IIIT Bhagalpur hosted the first session on Types of EV, HEV, and switch Reluctance Motor, while Dr. Arun Kumar, MNIT Jaipur spoke on EV Charging infrastructure development. Later the session was followed by a quiz and valedictory function.
Dr. Harveer Singh Pali, Assistant Professor, Department of Mechanical Engineering is the coordinator, while Dr. Mohammad Mursaleen, Dr. Mohammad Mohsin Khan from the ME department and Dr. Neeraj Gupta Assistant Professor, Electrical Engineering are the co-coordinator(s), while Dr. Shabir Ahmad Sofi is the Technical Advisor and Institute Coordinator, ATAL.
Similarly, another week-long Faculty Development (FDP) programme on non-destructive testing and evaluation also concluded at Department of Mechanical Engineering, NIT Srinagar. The FDP is a part of a massive country-wide rollout of training and learning opportunities sponsored by All India Council of Technical Education (AICTE) through its Training and Learning (ATAL) Academy.
The valedictory function was presided over by Head of ME Department, Prof. Sheikh Nazir Ahmad. He applauded all the participants and the organizing committee members of the course.
Prof. Sheikh Nazir emphasized on the importance of NDT & E and its application to various fields of engineering with some specific examples pertaining to aerospace engineering.
Dr. M. Mursaleen, Assistant Professor, ME Department was the coordinator of the week-long program, Dr. Harveer Singh Pali, Assistant Professor and Dr. Mohammad Mohsin Khan, Assistant Professor NIT Srinagar were co-coordinators of the event. Shabir Ahmad Sofi was the technical advisor and Institute Coordinator for the course.
The week-long program consisted of 14 planned online training hours and its uniqueness is that it brings forth theoretical and practical sessions virtually to the participants. It also provided coverage of actual case studies and live lab test demonstration from IITs in India and University of Strathclyde in UK.
The course was registered by 200 candidates from IITs, NITs and other universities across the country.

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