Torque

ME: Technova – 2017 Project Exhibition

The Academic Project Exhibition and Competition for the final year students of Mechanical Engineering Department, organized under the banner TECHNOVA 2017, was held on the Friday, 26th of May 2017. 50 projects in various streams were exhibited.  The projects were divided into three separate streams: Design and Fabrication, Thermal, and Material Science.

The projects were evaluated by a panel of external and internal judges from academia and industry.

Panel of Judges:

Stream

External Judge

Internal Judge

Design

Mr. Somshekaran.S

General Manager

Maintenance & Engineering

MCF

Email: sss@mangalorechemical.com

ssomashekaran@yahoo.co.in

 

 

Dr. Raju K

Professor and Head-Research Centre

Department of Mechanical Engineering - SJEC, Mangaluru 575028

 

Thermal

Dr. Shankar K S

Associate Professor

Department of Mechanical Engineering

P. A. College of Engineering
Mangalore - 574153

Email: shanksks@gmail.com

 

Dr. Purushothama C

Associate Professor

Department of Mechanical Engineering SJEC, Mangaluru 575028

 

Material Science

Dr. Satyanarayan

Professor

Department of Mechanical Engineering

Alva's Institute Of Engineering & Technology
Moodabidri - 574 225

Email: satyan.nitk@gmail.com

 

Dr. James Valder

Associate Professor

Department of Mechanical Engineering SJEC, Mangaluru 575028

 

 

The prize winners are as follows:

Prize

Title of the Project

Names of the students

Name of the Guide

First

Design and fabrication of Arec nut Processing Unit

Vion J  Martis

Venkatesh Mayya N

Gautami Shetty

Deepak Divakar Naik

Mr. Yathish K

Second

Investigation of Vateria Indica Biofuel with minimum fuel processing and without any engine modification

Joynel Pinto

Aldrin J Nazareth

Jayadeva P Y

Anston Cleevan Pais

Dr. Raju K

Mr. Sushanth H G

Innovative Project

Multi Functional Andriod controlled robotic arm for cutting drilling and Cleaning operation

Khalid Mohammed

Abdul Razaak

Mohammed Zohair

Rolwin Winston Carlo

Mr. Sharun Mendonca

 

The judges were welcomed to the exhibition with a brief introduction by Dr Sudheer M, Dean - Student Welfare and HOD - Mechanical Engineering.

The parents and invitees witnessed the exhibition and appreciated the students’ efforts. The students were given useful feedback during the interaction.

The Valedictory program was held at 4:00 pm. Dr. Sudheer M welcomed the dignitaries and participants.

Rev. Fr Wilfred Prakash D’Souza, Designate Director, honoured the First Prize winners, Rev. Fr Rohith D’Costa, Assistant Director honoured the second prize winners and Dr Rio D’Souza, Vice Principal - SJEC gave the award for Most Innovative prize.

Rev. Fr Wilfred Prakash D’Souza addressed the gathering in which he stressed upon the students’ growth and innovativeness.  

ME: Workshop on Non Destructive Testing

A Workshop on Non Destructive Testing was organized by the Department of Mechanical Engineering under the banner of its Students Association - TORQUE on Tuesday, 9th May 2017 in the Spoorthi Conference Hall at 9:15 am. The workshop aimed at providing a platform for budding professionals to enhance knowledge and practice of non-destructive testing technology.

Mr Girish Babu, Executive Director and Mr Ganesh S. Tahashildar, Sr. Quality Manager at V&G Industrial Testing Laboratory were the Resource Persons.

Dr Sudheer M, HOD - Mechanical Engineering, welcomed the resource persons. Mr Swaraj Lewis and Mr Poornesh M, TORQUE Coordinators were the event organizers.

The first lecture was presented by Mr Ganesh S. Tahashildar, who gave a technical session on the topic of Welding Defects using NDT. The talk concluded with a Question and Answer sessions where the students put out their queries on the topic. The second session of the day was on the topic of NDT Methods, which was presented by Mr Girish Babu. The last session was presented by Mr Naveen R, Assistant Professor in the Department of Mechanical Engineering – SJEC on the subject matter of NDT in Process Plants. This was followed by a vote of thanks by the Torque coordinator, Mr. Swaraj D Lewis.

The afternoon session was an industrial visit to V&G Industrial Testing Laboratory in Baikampady. The company representatives conducted demonstration on several NDT techniques like radiography, ultrasonic testing, magnetic particle tests, dye penetration tests etc. 

ME: Engineers' Day 2016

The Mechanical Engineering Department and its Students Association Torque celebrated the Engineers’ Day on Tuesday, 27th September, 2016, at 11:00 am in the Fr. Fred Memorial Hall. The guest of honor was Mr A V Harinath, Deputy Chief Engineer at NMPT - Mangaluru.

On this occasion activities were conducted by the Torque association for students of Mechanical Engineering Department in showcasing the technical skills of its students.

1.     Mr. Machinist - was conducted where the students had participated in Metal hunt, Assembly of Multipurpose agricultural Machine, Stacking of Nuts etc.

Results of the event-

1st Place –Ruben Anselmnetto ( F section 1st year)

2nd Place –Varun Raj (1st year F section )

            Judges for the particular events:

Mr Chiranth B. P and Mr Santhosh H,

Assistant Professors, Department of Mechanical Engineering.

2.     CAMD-Modeling – was conducted to evaluate the designing skills & innovation in the budding engineers using Solid Edge ST6 software for design.

Results of the event-

1st Place –Vishwanath (5th  Semester M3)

2nd Place – Shankara V ( 3rd Semester M3)

Judges for the particular events:

Mr Ravikantha Prabhu and Mr Alister G Dsouza

Assistant Professors, Department of Mechanical Engineering.

3.     Technical Quiz – was conducted to test the knowledge of students in general science as well as their respective technical field.

Results of the event-

1st Place –Naveen Fernandes & Mr Royson D'cunhna (5th Semester M2)

2nd Place –Aloysius & Mr. Anson ( 1st year G section)

Judges for the particular events:

Mr Sushanth H. G. and Mr Manjunath B A

Assistant Professors, Department of Mechanical Engineering.

 

4.     Sketch-IT – was conducted to examine the talent of drawing & sketching of a 3D- picture of any machine related to mechanical engineering.

Results of the event-

1st Place –Aaron Dsouza (1st year E section)

2nd Place –Sameer Hussain ( 5th Semester M2)

3rd Place –Keshav JG ( 5th Semester M1)

Judges for the particular events:

 Mr Pruthvi Loy Serrao and Mr Yathish Kumar K

 Assistant Professors, Department of Mechanical Engineering.

 

5.     How it works - Creating the model of mechanical Mechanisms using the thermocole.

 Results of the event-

1st Place – Vineet B, Subramanya& Deepak N A (5th Semester)

2nd Place – Praveen G , Wilvin Roy and Nilima Pereira (7th Semester)

Judges for the particular events:

Dr. James Valder, Associate Professor  and Mr Pavana Kumara B

Assistant Professor, Department of Mechanical Engineering.

 

6.     Mechanical Collage - Was conducted Where using the Newspaper Clippings collage is done on recent trends in Mechanical Engineering.

Results of the event-

1st Place – Lionel D’silva & Duane Gonsalves( 3rd Semester M1)

2nd Place – Glavin Andrade (3rd SemesterM1) & Anston Pais  ( 7th Semester M1)

Judges for the particular events:

            Dr. Raju K,  and Dr Purushothama Chippar

Professor, Department of Mechanical Engineering.

 

The events were hosted by The Torque Coordinator Mr Swaraj Dominic Lewis, Co-coordinator Mr Poornesh M, along with President of Torque Mr Dinesh Kumar K, and Vice President Mr Lester D’Almeida.

ME: Inauguration of TORQUE 2016-2017

The Mechanical Engineering Department of St Joseph Engineering College – Vamanjoor, Mangaluru inaugurated the activities of its students’ association - TORQUE on Thursday, September 01st, 2016, at 10:30 am in the College Kalam Auditorium in Academic Block II. Mr Mayank Kulshreshta, Senior System Engineer, Infosys, Mangaluru was the Chief Guest of the programme. Dr Joseph Gonsalves, Principal - SJEC presided over the function. Rev Fr. Rohith D’Costa, Assistant Director - SJEC was the Guest of Honour.  Dr Sudheer M, HOD of the Mechanical Engineering Department, Mr Swaraj Dominic Lewis and Mr Poornesh M, Coordinators of TORQUE, Mr  Dinesh K, President & Mr Lester D’Almeida, Vice-President of TORQUE, were also present on the dais. Mr Loy Fernandes presented the annual report of   TORQUE Activities for the year 2015-16.

Dr Sudheer M, welcomed the gathering and introduced the Chief Guest to the gathering.         Rev. Fr. Rohith D’Costa florally welcomed the Chief Guest. The students’ association was inaugurated by lighting of the lamp. Mr Lester D’Almeida welcomed the II year students to the function & gave an insight on various events conducted by the Mechanical Engineering Department under TORQUE association & urged them to volunteer & participate in them. Toppers & class representatives from all section of II year students were felicitated with gifts. The oath was administered to the association members and students by Mr Swaraj Dominic Lewis.

The Chief Guest for the day, Mr Mayank Kulshreshta, in his speech, motivated the students to try and study engineering with a different perspective and seek excellence in all the activities undertaken by them. He quoted that “Patience, purity, and perseverance are the secret of success in life” and asked everyone to strive towards achieving these fundamental qualities to overcome any obstacles in life. He urged the students to take up responsibilities to create a better environment in our society.

Rev. Fr Rohith D’Costa addressed the gathering and asked the students to take active participation in the association activities and understand the prime importance of studies & related activities which will help them to excel in their career. He also congratulated SAE SJEC club on their achievement. Dr Joseph Gonsalves, president of the function delivered the Presidential address. In his speech, Dr Gonsalvis motivated the students to participate in various activities conducted in the College and urged them to take up initiatives to shape their ideas into realities. Dr Gonsalvis also appreciated the hard work done by the SAE SJEC club in the BAJA SAE competition.   

Mr Dinesh proposed the vote of thanks.

This was followed by a Motivational talk by the Chief Guest.

ME - Torque: Workshop on NDT

The Department of Mechanical Engineering, in association with V&G Industrial Testing Laboratory Pvt. Ltd, Baikampady – Mangaluru organized a one-day workshop on Non Destructive Testing (NDT) on 12th April, 2016.

The workshop was inaugurated by Mr Krishna Hegde, General Manager – Technical Service at MRPL – Mangaluru, who graced the occasion as Chief Guest. Mr Ganesh S. Tahashildar, Quality Manager at V&G Industrial Testing Laboratory was the key resource person for the workshop. The dignitaries were welcomed by the HOD – Mechanical. The Chief Guest, Mr. Krishna Hegde and Mr. Ganesh S. Tahashildar, addressed the gathering focusing on the importance and opportunities available for the young engineers in the field of nondestructive testing. Rev. Fr Joseph Lobo, Director addressed the gathering regarding nondestructive approaches in life. The President of the ceremony, Dr Joseph Gonsalvis appreciated the efforts of HOD and Staff of the Department of Mechanical Engineering for providing a great learning opportunity and practical exposure to various methods employed in non-destructive testing technology. He also urged the students of the Department to participant actively to such learning opportunity which bridges between theory and practical implementation.

Mr Hegde and Mr Tahashildar delivered lectures on the applications of NDT techniques with relevance to various industries. The importance and opportunities available for the young engineers in the field of nondestructive testing was also highlighted. The technical sessions was followed by an industrial visit to V&G Industrial Testing Laboratory to facilitate hands-on experience of NDT techniques. The company representatives conducted demonstrations on various NDT tools and techniques used by them in identifying defects.

Rev. Fr Joseph Lobo Director – SJEC, Dr Joseph Gonsalvis Principal – SJEC, Dr Sudheer M HOD – Mechanical, and Mr Swaraj Lewis – Coordinator of TORQUE, were the other dignitaries present.

Teachers' Day: Felicitation to Prof. Ganapathi Bhat by TORQUE and ISTE

The Student Association of Mechanical Engineering Department, TORQUE, along with ISTE Student’s Chapter, celebrated Teachers Day on 5 September 2014, at 2:30 pm, in the Seminar Hall, Civil Engineering Block. A video on the life of Dr Sarvepalli Radhakrishnan was presented.

It was also an occasion to felicitate senior faculty member from the Mechanical Engineering Department, Professor Ganapathi Bhat, who retired in June 2014.

Dr Joseph Gonsalvis, Principal, presided over the function and Rev Fr Ajith Menezes, Director in-charge, was the Guest of Honour. Dr Raju K, HOD, Mechanical Engineering, and Dr Thirumaleshwara Bhat, Dean Quality Assurance, were also present on the dais.

The program began with a prayer led by Mr Denzil Tom and students from VII Sem.

Dr Raju K, welcomed the gathering after which, Dr Thirumaleshwar Bhat, introduced the Chief Guest, Professor Ganapathi Bhat, to the gathering and shared his experience of working with him as a colleague. Mr Joel Concesso addressed the gathering on behalf of the Alumni and Mr Shishir Aithal spoke on behalf of the students, about their experience with Professor Ganapathi Bhat.

In his speech, the Chief Guest urged the teachers to be committed and dedicated toward their duty of imparting knowledge to the students. He called upon students to take Dr S Radhakrishnan as their role model and urged them to use modern technology to enhance their learning and experience of engineering. He also remembered Fr Valerian D’Souza, former Director, and Dr R K Yaji, former Principal, on this occasion.

Mr Shreeranga Bhat, Coordinator TORQUE, proposed the Vote of Thanks. Ms Ramya, Assistant Professor, was the emcee. The function was followed by games and other activities that were conducted by the students for teaching and non-teaching staff.

Inauguration: TORQUE for the academic year 2014 - 2015

The Mechanical Engineering Department organized a formal inauguration for the Students Association - TORQUE – on 28 August 2014, at 2:30 pm, in the College Auditorium, Academic Block II. 

Dr Vijay H Desai, Professor, Mechanical Engineering, NITK Surathkal was the Chief Guest of the program. Dr Joseph Gonsalvis, Principal, presided over the function. Rev Fr Ajith Menezes, Director in-charge, and Rev Fr Rohith D’Costa, Assistant Director, were the guests of honour. Dr Raju K, HOD, Mechanical Engineering; Mr Shreeranga Bhat, Coordinator TORQUE, and Mr Anil M Rego, Co-Coordinator TORQUE; were also present on the dais.

Mr Glen Rodrigues, President of TORQUE, welcomed the dignitaries. The inauguration began with the lighting of the lamp and the oath ceremony was conducted by Mr Shreeranga Bhat. Dr Raju K introduced the Chief Guest, Dr Vijay H Desai.  In his speech, Dr Desai motivated the students to try and study engineering with a different perspective and shift from a teaching centric to learning centric education system. He shed light on the various avenues which are at the disposal of a student on completing his graduation in Mechanical Engineering. He urged the students to take up higher studies and enter into the field of research. Dr Joseph Gonsalvis delivered the Presidential address. Rev Fr Ajith Menezes urged the students to take active part in the association activities. Mr. P. Varun Kajava, Vice President, TORQUE proposed the vote of thanks.

 

After the formal program Dr Desai delivered a technical talk: About Mechanical Engineering.