Mechanical Engineering

About Mechanical Engineering Department

The Department of Mechanical Engineering was established in the year 2002 with the vision of nurturing technically competent and socially responsible Engineering Professions. Alma mater to more than 1000 Graduate Engineers over the past 16 glorious years; the Mechanical Engineering Department, SJEC, strives to prepare students for careers across a broad range of industries such as automotive, manufacturing, materials and metallurgy, oil and gas, and aeronautical. Mechanical Engineering encompasses learning the application of physical principles of heat, force, conservation of mass and energy, design of mechanisms and machine elements, system design, manufacturing and maintenance of industrial machinery, etc. Thrust is laid on teaching CAD/CAM tools along with latest design tools, to keep the students abreast with modern technologies in the discipline of Mechanical Engineering. The Department offers Undergraduate (B.E.), Post Graduate (M.Sc. in Engineering by Research), and Doctoral (Ph.D.) programme; with an annual intake of 180 candidates for B.E. Course. The Department of Mechanical Engineering at SJEC is one of the few Departments in the region to secure NBA Accreditation for the period 2013-2015.

"To be a value based department committed to excellence in teaching and research, nurturing technically competent and socially responsible engineering professionals."

  1. Providing state-of-the art technical knowledge in Mechanical Engineering.
  2. Promoting research, education and training in frontier areas of Mechanical Engineering.
  3. Facilitating faculty development through quality improvement programmes.
  4. Initiating collaboration with industries, research organizations and institutes for internship, joint research and consultancy.
  5. Instilling social and ethical values in students, staff and faculty through personality development programmes.
  6. Developing innovation in engineering and technology in order to provide beneficial service to the local community.
  1. Have sound foundation in mathematical, scientific and engineering concepts necessary to formulate, solve and analyze engineering problems.
  2. Possess the ability to work as part of teams on multidisciplinary projects.
  3. Excel in professional ventures with successful careers in industry that meet the needs of national and multinational organizations.
  4. Exhibit qualities of lifelong learning, professional ethics, and social concerns.
    Graduates of the Mechanical Engineering program are able to:
  1. Apply the basic knowledge of mathematics, science, thermal, design, manufacturing engineering.
  2. Identify, formulate and solve mechanical engineering problems.
  3. Design a mechanical system that meets desired specifications and requirements.
  4. Design and conduct experiments, analyze and interpret data, and report results.
  5. Apply modern engineering software tools and equipments to analyze mechanical engineering problems.
  6. Apply engineering solutions in global and societal context.
  7. Understand the impact of engineering on society and demonstrate awareness of contemporary issues.
  8. Understand the professional and ethical responsibilities.
  9. Work in a team of core competence or multidisciplinary teams.
  10. Communicate effectively in both verbal and written forms.
  11. Understand the values of life-long learning.
  12. Apply financial and project management skills in their professional ventures.
    Graduates of the Mechanical Engineering program are able to:
  1. Conduct research programmes on contemporary Mechanical engineering areas.
  2. Qualify in various competitive examinations and succeed in procuring best opportunities in the corporate.
Designation Name Qualifications
Professor & Research Co-ordinator Dr. M. Thirumaleshwar B.E, M.Sc (Cryo), Ph.D., FIE, FICC.
Professor & Guide Dr. Joseph Gonsalvis B.E., M.Tech. Ph.D. F.I.E. MTSOI, MFPSI
Professor & Guide Dr. Thirumaleshwara Bhat B.E., M.Tech. Ph.D.
Professor & Guide Dr. Raju K B.E., M.Tech. Ph.D.
Designation Name Qualifications
Workshop Supervisor Mr Lawerence Lancy Pinto NCTVT Apprenticeship
Lab. Instructor Mr Christopher Cutinha Diploma ME
Lab. Instructor Mr Janardhan Acharya Diploma - Augomobile Engg
Lab. Instructor Mr Harshith PUC, Diploma-ME
Mechanic Mr Praveen George D'Souza ITI (Mechanic)
Lab Technician Mr Santhosh Veigas PUC, ITI
Junior Technician Mr Bhaskar PUC, Diesel Mechanic & Automobile servicing
Lab Instructor Ms Jayashree Diploma - ME
Lab Technician Mr Gunakara ITI
Lab Technician Mr Preethesh ITI
Lab Instructor Mr Sinoj M.R. Diploma - ME
Lab Instructor Mr Rajesh Diploma - ME
Lab Instructor Mr Rajesha Diploma - ME
Lab Assistant Mr Immanuel Jayakar Amanna Diploma
Foreman Mr James Manoj Mascarenhas B.E. in Mechanical Engineering
Lab Technician Mr Vathan Kumar Diploma

Workshops and Laboratories

There are 11 well equipped state-of-the-art laboratories to give hands-on experience to the students for extensive expertise.

Energy Conversion Engineering Heat Transfer
Fluid Mechanics Metallography and Material Testing
Metrology and Measurements Design
Computer Aided Manufacturing CAD with advanced modelling and analysis software
Smithy and Foundry Fitting and Workshop
Computer Aided Engineering Drawing Machine Shop

Research Facilities

The following research facilities are installed to promote innovative academic projects works and facilitate state-of-the-art research by the faculty.

Pin-on-Disk Wear Tester Computerised Variable Compression Ratio Diesel Engine Test Rig
Smokemeter

Research Center

The Department of Mechanical Engineering is a University (VTU) recognized Research Center involved in state-of-the-art research in various multidisciplinary fields of study, with special focus on Materials Science and Thermal Engineering. Currently, the Research Center houses six Doctoral projects and four projects towards M.Sc Engineering by Research.

Details of the research projects are given below:

Doctoral (Ph.D) Projects:

Name of the Candidate Affiliation Area / Topic of Research Guide
Sudheer M SJEC – Mangalore Wear studies on Polymer Matrix Composites Dr Thirumaleshwar Bhat
Shyam Prasad H VCET – Puttur Direct water injection studies on diesel engine Dr Joseph Gonsalvis
Prem Kumar HN BIT – Bangalore Carburetion through aeration studies on SI engine Dr Joseph Gonsalvis
Prashanth Kumar SJEC – Mangalore Soap nut oil based hybrid biodiesel studies on CI engine Dr Raju K
Suresha KV AIET – Moodbidri Cardanol based hybrid biodiesel studies on CI engine Dr Raju K
Harish K AIET – Moodbidri Wear studies on spray formed Al-Si alloys Dr Raju K

M.Sc Engineering by Research:

Name of the Candidate Affiliation Area / Topic of Research Guide
Vijay VS VCET – Puttur Studies on design modification of 2 stroke SI engine Dr Joseph Gonsalvis
Udaya Shankar KB SIT – Mangalore Wear studies on 6061 Al-SiO2 composites Dr Thirumaleshwar Bhat
Rudolf C D’Souza SJEC – Mangalore Creep studies on lead free solders Dr Thirumaleshwar Bhat
Vani R MVSIT – Moodbidri Corrosion studies on lead based and lead free solders Dr. Girish K

Industry – Academia partnership is vital in promoting employability readiness of graduate engineers. Constant interaction between industry and academia will lead to a better understanding of knowledge output expected by the Industry and the role of academia in facilitating the necessary knowledge transfer.

Vision Statement of IIC:

“We will strive to excel as the best Industry Interaction Cell in the academic system of this region by promoting constant interaction and co-operation between Academia and Industry”.

Mission Statement of IIC:

Work towards strengthening the Department’s relationship with industry through constant interaction and develop a mutually beneficial partnership.

Objectives of the Cell:

  1. Promote faculty and students’ interaction with industry personnel.
  2. Offer a platform for SJEC (Mechanical Engineering) - alumni from Industry to interact with current students and faculty.
  3. Organize invited lectures of Industry Personnel on key specializations to address curriculum gaps (course objectives).
  4. Organize industrial visits for students.

Activities:

  1. Invited lectures / workshops by industry experts.
  2. Training programmes in association with industry.
  3. Webinars / videoconferences on key specializations.
  4. Industrial visits.
  5. Faculty Development Programmes.

Committee:

Sl.No. Name of the Member Designation
1 Dr. Thirumaleshwar Bhat, Prof. & HOD – Mechanical Engineering Convener
2 Mr Binu KG, Asst. Prof., Mechanical Engineering Faculty Coordinator
3 Mr Chiranth BP, Asst. Prof., Mechanical Engineering Faculty Coordinator
4 Mr Neil Vaz, Asst. Prof., Mechanical Engineering Faculty Coordinator
5 Mr Clyde Tellis, 3rd Year M1 Student Coordinators
6 Mr Varun Kajava, 3rd Year M2 Student Coordinators
7 Mr Suhail Clinton, 3rd Year M3 Student Coordinators

The activities scheduled for the period March – May 2014 is presented below:

  1. Inauguration of IIC. Key note address on “Bridging the gap between academia and industry” by Mr Sushil Chandra M, GM – HRD & CSR, MRPL – Mangalore, on 25th March 2014.
  2. Invited lecture on “Automobile – A Styled Object” from Mr Thomas Mathew, SJEC-Alumnus from the class of 2006 currently, Deputy Manager – Renault Nissan Technology and Business Center India Pvt. Ltd, on April 16th, 2014.
  3. Invited lecture on “Stress Analysis of Aircraft Interior Components” from Mr Sandeep Sachidhanandan, Stress Engineer at Dassault Avionics, Arkansas, USA, through video conferencing on April 21st, 2014.
  4. Invited lecture on “Personal Management” from Mr Vinod S Rao, Sr Project Director, AMRB Millward Brown – Middle East, UAE, through video conferencing on April 25th, 2014.
  5. Invited lecture on “Design analysis – ANSYS” from Ms Jomin Mirian Easo, Senior Engineer from QuEST Global Engineering, Bangalore on May 3rd, 2014.

ME: Engineers' Day Celebrations 2017

SJEC organized Engineers’ Day Celebration on 27th September 2017. On this occasion various activities were conducted by Torque - Students Association of Mechanical Engineering Department in showcasing the technical skills of its students.

Following are the Event wise description.

1) Event Name: Sketch It

            Event Time: 11:00AM-1:00PM

            Event Venue: Room No.3211, 2nd Floor, AB-3

            Number of participants: 11                                                                           

            Student Coordinators: 1. Mr. Puneet Sanil    

                                                2. Mr. Joseph Prashwin Dsouza                                                         Event Winners:

1.

Vishwanath- VIIth Sem

2.

Sameer Hussain- VIIth Sem

3.

Saqib Hassan-  VIIth Sem

The participants drew 3-D sketch of mechanical devices or components of their choice. They were given a total of 2 hours to complete the sketch. The judges evaluated the sketches done by the participants based on the complexity, accuracy and neatness. 

2) Event Name: Mr Machinist

            Event Time: 1:30PM-5:00PM

            Event Venue: Machine Shop

            Number of participants: 12 Teams (4 in a team)                                         

            Student Coordinators:            1. Mr. Pavan Kumar  

                                                            2. Mr. Vybhav Shetty                                    

            Event Winners:                       1. Mr. Harshith Kumar- Vth Sem

                                                            2. Mr. Mohammed Zayan Azad- IIIrd Sem

1st ROUND: METAL HUNT:

Participants were given hints and the team found the hidden metal objects. (Layout of the whole workshop was given.)

2nd ROUND: MODEL MAKING

Parts found in 1st round were used to make model. The team which assembles the equipment first was selected for the next round.

3rd ROUND: ASSEMBLY

A picture of assembled equipment was shown and the dismantled part of the same equipment was given. The team which assembles the equipment first was selected for the next round.

4th ROUND: TASK RUN

A set of tasks were given to complete in certain time.

5th ROUND: SUSPENSE ROUND

This round was revealed on the spot.


3) Event Name: Build IT

            Event Time: 3:15PM-4:45PM

            Event Venue: Kalam Auditorium

            Number of participants: 14 Teams (2 in a team)                                                     

            Student Coordinators:            1. Mr.  Duane Clive Gonsalves

                                                            2. Mr.  Sharmith Shankar T                          

            Event Winners:                      

1.

Akshaya Kumar and Jithesh- VIIth Sem

2.

Sameer Hussain and Saqib Hassan-  VIIth Sem

The participants were given 2 sheets of chart paper, a bottle of gum and craft sticks. With the given items the participants were supposed to build a model of either an automobile or aircraft of their choice. The judges will evaluate the models done by the participants based on the creativity and execution.


4) Event Name: Can you CAMD?

            Event Time: 1:45PM-3:45PM

            Event Venue: CAMD Lab Academic Block III

            Number of participants: 15                                                   

            Student Coordinators:            1. Mr. Sharon Helson Tauro  

                                                            2. Mr. Jayaraj S A                                         

            Event Winners:                      

1.

Mr. Kiran K- VIIth Sem

2.

Mr.  Vishwanath-  VIIth Sem

The events consisted of 2 rounds of 1 hour each. The contestants were given model along with all the dimensions necessary to prepare the 3-D model of the same in Solid Egde ST7 software. The time taken by the contestants to prepare both the model was noted. Among the contestants completing both the models in the given time without any errors, the individual with the shortest time was declared the winner. Among the contestants failing to complete both the models in time, the individual completing majority of the model with fewer errors won the event.


5) Event Name: Technical Quiz

            Event Time: 2:00PM-5:00PM

            Event Venue: Kalam Auditorium

            Number of participants: 25 Team (2 per team)                                

            Student Coordinators:       1. Mr. Glevin Andrade

                                                      2. Mr. Jokshith Dsouza                                                         

            Event Winners:

1.

Shreyas S. K. and Anurag T K- VIIth Sem

2.

Achyuth Diwakar Tonpe and Gautam Vinay- Ist Sem

Round 1 - Technical and General Awareness

There were total of 40 questions, out of which 25 were technical (covering all branches) and 15 on general awareness and current issues.

Time limit for this round was 40 min.

It has both MCQ and non MCQ questions

25 teams with least scores was eliminated.

Round 2 - cross word and puzzle

There were a total of 25 questions

Time limit for this round was 25 min.

10 teams with least scores will be eliminated

Round 3 - Recent trends in engineering

There were a total of 15 questions

Questions related to latest inventions and developments in engineering were asked

Time limit for this round was 15 min.

5 Teams with least scores were eliminated

Round 4 - Pick and answer

There were a total of 25 questions

Time limit for this round was 25 min.

Round 5 - Buzzer and guess the logo

There were a total of 25 questions

Time limit for this round was 25 min.


6) Event Name: Tech-Hunt

            Event Time: 1:30PM-4:30PM

            Event Venue: Kalam Auditorium

            Number of participants: 15 Teams (2 in a team)                 

            Student Coordinators:            1. Mr. Marissa Serrao

                                                            2. Mr. Robin Monis                                                   

            Event Winners: 

1.

Mahin Saif Nowl and Nihal Abdulla- VIIth Sem

2.

Robin Sequeira and Melon Thomas Lobo-  VIIth Sem

The event consisted of 5 rounds. The participants were initially given a riddle. The contestants deciphered the riddle which leads them to their second riddle. The team deciphering all the riddles and reaching the starting point first were declared winners.


ME: Inauguration of activities of TORQUE for 2017-18

The Mechanical Engineering Department inaugurated the activities of its Students’ Association TORQUE for the academic year 2017-18 on Tuesday, September 26th, 2017 at 10:15 AM in Kalam Auditorium. Dr Savitha Pereira, Professor, MBA Department at SDM College of Business Management - Mangaluru was the Chief Guest of the programme.    Dr Joseph Gonsalvis, Principal-SJEC presided over the function. Rev. Fr Wilfred Prakash D’Souza, Director - SJEC and Rev. Fr Rohith D’Costa, Assistant Director - SJEC was the Guests of Honour.  Dr Sudheer M, Head of the Mechanical Engineering Department, Mr Pavana Kumara B, Faculty Coordinator and Mr Poornesh M, Faculty Co-Coordinator of TORQUE, Mr Rajath Rao, President & Mr Allen Clinton, Vice-President of TORQUE, were present on the dais. Firstly, a brief presentation of the activities of Torque 2016-17 was presented.

Dr Sudheer M welcomed the gathering & introduced the Chief Guest. Rev. Fr Wilfred Prakash D’Souza florally welcomed the Chief Guest. Activities of TORQUE for 2017-18 was inaugurated by lighting of the lamp. Mr Allen Clinton, Vice-President of TORQUE, welcomed the second-year students to the function & gave an insight on various events conducted by the association & urged them to volunteer & participate in them. Toppers & class representatives from all sections of second year students were welcomed with gifts. The oath was administered to the association members and students by the Faculty Coordinator Mr Pavana Kumara B.

The Chief Guest for the day, Dr Savitha Pereira, in her speech, congratulated the students for being lucky to be a part of a good college which is having all necessary infrastructure and motivated students to make best use of it and study Engineering with a different viewpoint. She said that to make one’s life successful he need to have a goal. “A life without a goal is like a ship without a compass”, she quoted. She said that no matter how one had been in the last term, but what matters most today is how well one will utilize his/her capabilities and the facilities provided in the school in this term. She also added that specific goals in life enables us to move forward with determination, and this determination persuades us to strive hard. She advised the students to take up responsibilities to create a better environment in our society.

Rev. Fr Wilfred Prakash D’Souza addressed the gathering and advised students to take active participation in the association activities. He also said that as the name Torque means a force to keep moving, students should move forward in life to achieve greater heights. Rev. Fr Rohith D’Costa  addressed the gathering & 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 advised students to look into the problems existing in the society and suggest technical solutions to those which is the prime responsibility of a Engineer. Dr Joseph Gonsalves, President of the function delivered the Presidential address. He motivated the students to participate in various activities conducted in the college and urged them to take up initiative to shape their ideas into realities.     

Mr Rajath Rao, President - TORQUE proposed the vote of thanks. This was followed by a Motivational talk  by the Chief Guest on Time management, Stress Management and Relationship Management. Post Lunch a series of events were held for the members of the Association.

ME-ARC-SJEC: Inauguration of Activities of Automation and Robotics Club for 2017-18

The inauguration of activities for the academic year 2017-18 of ARC-SJEC (Automation and Robotics Club) driven by the Department of Mechanical Engineering was held on 20th September 2017 at 3:00 pm in the Sophia Chambers of Academic Block – III.

Dr Rio D’Souza, Vice Principal – SJEC, graced the occasion as the Chief Guest. Rev. Fr Rohith D’Costa, Assistant Director – SJEC presided over the ceremony. Dr Sudheer M, Head of the Mechanical Engineering Department was present on the dais along with the President of ARC-SJEC, Mr Uttam Bangera and Secretary of ARC-SJEC, Mr Mohammed Hussainer. Mr Jegan R. Mani, Principal Engineer – Hardware and Simulation, Foundation for Innovation and Social Entrepreneurship – Bengaluru was present online for the inaugural ceremony.

Mr Hussainer welcomed the gathering and Mr Uttam Bangera presented the annual report of the ARC-SJEC Club activities for 2016-2017. The new office bearers of the club were then felicitated by the dignitaries. Addressing the gathering, Dr Rio D’Souza spoke about the influence of automation and robotics on modern world and highlighted the challenges faced. He spoke about the need to assess the control over automated systems and decision making aspects of automated systems.

Rev. Fr Rohith D’Costa congratulated the ARC-SJEC Club for its activities over the past year and wished the club well for the upcoming academic year. He advised the students to make full use of the opportunity of being a member of the club.

The inaugural ceremony was followed by a webinar on Internet of Things IoT by Mr Jegan R Mani. Mr Jegan introduced IoT to the gathering and explained in detail the components of IoT. He spoke about developing and deploying algorithms for Edge Nodes and connecting to aggregation services.

The talk was followed by an interaction with the Resource Person.

MBA – Genesis: Inaugural Activity

Genesis, the Management Association of the Department of Business Administration - SJEC organised the first activity on 06-09-2017 for the II year MBA students. Blind Train and Passing the Rope were the activities conducted by the team comprising of Prasanna Pejathaya I R, Yogeesha K, Remson Michael Fernandes and Saurav J. Karnad. The participants displayed Planning, Leadership, Coordination, Team work and Time Management abilities during the activities. The winners of Blind Train activity were Vinay Prasad and Team and Passing the rope was Bhanu Prakash and team

ME: International Workshop on Effective Research

The Department of Mechanical Engineering at St Joseph Engineering College – Vamanjoor, Mangaluru organized a One-Day International Workshop on Effective Research: Proposals, Investigations, and Publications on 11th August 2017. The workshop was organized in association with Dr Subramaniam Arunachalam from University of East London, School of Architecture, Computing & Engineering, Mechanical Engineering.

The Workshop was inaugurated on 11th August 2017 at 9:30 AM in the Spoorthi Hall of Academic Block – III. Dr Subramaniam Arunachalam graced the occasion as Chief Guest. The inaugural ceremony was presided over by Rev. Fr Wilfred Prakash D’Souza, Director – SJEC. Dr Joseph Gonsalvis, Principal – SJEC, Rev. Fr Rohith D’Costa, Assistant Director – SJEC, Dr Sudheer M., Head of the Mechanical Engineering Department at SJEC and Convenor, along with Dr Binu K.G., Convenor of the Programme were the other dignitaries on the dais.

Dr Sudheer M, welcoming the gathering, introduced the workshop and the Resource Person. Appreciating the good turnout in participants for this workshop, he spoke about the current requirement of Faculty contributions in quality research. Inaugurating the Workshop, Dr Arunachalam in his address, spoke of the evolving nature of technology and the need to keep pace with the changes. He also spoke about the need for academicians to be involved in cutting edge research and the scope for innovations in Universities and Institutions. Dr Joseph Gonsalvis in his address motivated the faculty members to contribute as researchers and spoke about the need to derive knowledge from research that will make them good teachers. Congratulating the Department on the Workshop, Rev. Fr Wilfred Prakash D’Souza spoke about the initiatives taken by the Department towards Research. He highlighted the recent achievement of Coffee Bot developed by SJEC Alumni Mr John Rodrigues and used it as an example for innovation and research. The inaugural ceremony concluded with the vote of thanks delivered by Dr Binu K.G.

The workshop had four sessions in the following order.

1)     Performing High Quality Research

2)     Journal Publications

3)     Evaluation of PhD Thesis – Perspective of Foreign Evaluator

4)     Preparing Research Proposals

All the four sessions were well attended and appreciated by the participants. Dr Arunachalam, drew upon his wide and varied experience as a researcher and academician in addressing the above topics related to effective research. He highlighted all the steps involved in research starting from initiating research to the publication stage. From the thought process behind topic selection, literature review, effective data collection, to research methodologies, the sessions provided exhaustive and deep insights into research.

53 participants attended the workshop and had fruitful interactions with the resource person.

After completion of the sessions, Dr Arunachalam interacted with the Management and Senior Faculty of SJEC on the possibilities of collaborative research. He delivered a presentation on the guidelines involved in engaging with British Universities with MOUs. The Management appreciated Dr Arunachalam for his goodwill towards SJEC and agreed on future interactions and long-term association.

ME: Interaction with Mr John Rodrigues on Collaborizm & CoffeeBot

The Department of Mechanical Engineering organized an interaction with Mr John Rodrigues, Mechanical Engineering-SJEC Alumnus from the Batch of 2016, who was recently featured in the reputed New York Times – United States, for his innovative CoffeeBot – a bot that delivers Coffee within office space and controlled via smartphone.  Mr Clarance, Alumnus from Electronics and Communication Engineering of SJEC from the Class of 2016 also joined in the interaction. The interaction was held on 8th August 2017 at Bishop Aloysius Paul Hall. In a brief presentation, John spoke about his experiences in developing the CoffeeBot and introduced the Collaborizm – a kickstarter-esque website in New York that offers mentorship to innovators. Drawing on his experiences of working on many innovative designs and product developments over the past years, John motivated the students to pursue innovation.

The presentation was followed by an Q&A where John took on the queries from students.

eTIME-2017: Inauguration

The Third Edition of eTIME-2016: FDP and National Conference on Emerging Trends in Mechanical Engineering, organized by the Department of Mechanical Engineering at SJEC in association with Scientific and Academic Publishing – United States, was inaugurated on 4th August 2017 at 9:30 am in Spoorthi Hall in the College Campus.

Dr Sudheer M, Head of the Department of Mechanical Engineering introduced the Department to the gathering, highlighting the recent achievements. He also welcomed the dignitaries and the gathering to the Event and expressed hope and confidence of effective and useful deliberations during the two-day FDP and National Conference.

Inaugurating the Conference, Chief Guest of the ceremony, Dr J.M. Mallikarjuna, Professor from IIT – Madras, spoke about the relevance of the conference, highlighting the need for Institutions and Faculty to be in in touch with the rapidly evolving technologies. Appreciating the timeliness of the conference and the theme, he wished all the participants a useful and productive conference.

As part of the evolving, go-green initiative of the Institution, this edition of eTIME-2017 witnessed the phasing out of Printed Proceedings of the Conference and replacing of the same with soft-copy issued to all in a UDB Drive. The Proceedings were thus released by the dignitaries by uncovering the USB Drive.

Dr Joseph Gonsalvis, Principal – SJEC, in his address cited the 100% renewable energy status of Germany and highlighted the need for developing sustainable technology. Introducing the discipline of Mechanical Engineering as one of the foremost engineering disciplines, Dr Gonsalvis spoke about the contributions of the field to humankind.

In his presidential address, Rev. Fr Wilfred Prakash D’Souza, congratulated the Department on its achievements and spoke about the need to strive towards achieving bigger things and to not let small achievements stagnate us with its smaller glories.

Dr Rio D’Souza, Vice Principal – SJEC and Rev. Fr Rohith D’Costa, Assistant Director – SJEC were present on the occasion and acknowledged the efforts of the organizers.

The inaugural ceremony concluded with a vote of thanks proposed by Dr Shreeranga Bhat, Organizing Secretary of eTIME-2017. The inaugural ceremony was followed by keynote addresses. 

ME-IIC: Industrial visit to Triveni Gears & BEML - Mysore

The Industry Interaction Cell of Mechanical Engineering Department organized a one-day Industrial visit for third year students to Triveni Gears & BEML – Mysore on 27th May, 2017. A total of 20 students along with two Faculty members took part in the visit.

The main objective of this visit was to:

1.     Provide an overview of the Manufacturing Processes involved in the manufacturing of:

a.      Dump Trucks (Mechanical Drive)

b.     Dump Trucks (Electrical Drive)

c.      Water Sprinkler

d.     Motor Grader

2.   Enhance the knowledge of students on different machinery used in the manufacturing of gears & dump trucks.

The Truck Division at Mysore was established in 1986 with a total area of 600 acres. This is Asia’s biggest Dump Truck Factory. Triveni Gears are one of the leading manufacturers of Gears and Gearboxes in India.

The layout of different assembly methods and machines used to manufacture trucks & gears was explained by the company supervisor. Students witnessed different process like assembly of engine parts, heat treatment & machining.

The visit has also enhanced the students’ knowledge on automation and materials processing.

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.  

Alvida 2017

Alvida 2017, the Farewell Programme for the final year PG and UG students of SJEC was organized on Saturday, 13th May 2017, at 10:00 AM in Kalam Auditorium, 5th Floor of Academic Block-II.

Dr Joseph Gonsalvis, Principal-SJEC was the Chief Guest of the programme. Rev. Fr Joseph Lobo, Director-SJEC, presided over the programme. Rev. Fr Rohith D’Costa, Assistant Director-SJEC and Dr Rio D’Souza, Vice Principal-SJEC were the Guests of Honour. Rev. Fr Joseph A Cardoza, Campus Counselor-SJEC and Dr Prakash Pinto-Dean MBA were Special Invitees to the programme. Ms Supriya Salian, Convener-Alvida 2017 was also present on the dais.

The function began with a presentation of motivational videos followed by the invocation of the Divine by Rev Fr Joseph Lobo. Dr Rio D’Souza, Vice Principal-SJEC, welcomed the dignitaries and extended a warm welcome to the gathering. The traditional raising of the toast was performed by Dr Prakash Pinto, Dean-MBA and Ms Eden Rose Fernandes from III Year ECE on behalf of Faculty Community and Student Community respectively. The replies to the toast were delivered by Ms Megha Rachel Kuriyan, IV Civil and Mr Roger Michael Pereira, IV Mechanical on behalf of the outgoing Class of 2017.

This was followed by the presentation of Farewell Video. The Chief Guest, Dr Joseph Gonsalvis addressed the gathering wherein he complemented the students for their achievements in SAE, sports, placements and accreditation. He also advised them to be disciplined, responsible and have a thirst for knowledge. On this occasion, all representatives of final year classes were called on stage by the Director to offer bouquet of flowers to the Principal as a surprise birthday wish. This was followed by the addressing of the gathering by the Director who motivated the outgoing students with his words of wisdom.

The outgoing students were blessed by Rev Fr Joseph A Cardoza, Campus Counselor –SJEC. The curtains were drawn on the programme with the Vote of Thanks delivered by Ms Supriya Salian. Ms Viola Pinto, Assistant Professor-E&C compered the programme. 

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 – IIC: Technical Talk on Water Management and Advances in Water Technology

The Industry Interaction Cell of the Department of Mechanical Engineering at SJEC organized a Technical Talk on Role of youth in water management and Advances in Water Technology on 25th April, 2017 at 3:30 PM in the Bishop Aloysius Paul Hall.

Mr Avin Kajekar, Management Professional and Director of Genio Management Pvt. Ltd, Mangalore, was the resource person. The objective of this programme was to motivate and create awareness among the students to play their role in water management in day to day life and to take up projects in water technology. In his talk, Mr Avin described various ways of water management and how water could be used effectively & efficiently. He also spoke of different ways of controlling usage of water in day to day life.

Mr Avin also included in his presentation, water technologies available and different types of purifiers currently used in the world. Mr Avin also provided suggestions and ideas for students to take up projects in water technologies in their coming semesters. He also mentioned about different funding agencies that funds projects on water technology.

The outcomes of this talk were:

1.     Create awareness about water management and ways of utilising it effectively.

2.     Promote knowledge on water technologies. 

After the presentation, the floor was open for discussion and Mr Avin took on the queries which the students raised.

Around 57 students and 7 Departmental Faculty participated in the event.

Mr Chiranth B.P., Mr. Joel I Concessao, and Mr Binu K.G., the Faculty Coordinators of IIC along with student coordinators: Ashwin Shetty, Duane Gonsalvis,  Kishan, Ashish, and Aditya organized the event.          

Mr Joel I Concessao was the emcee for the event.   

The Industry Interaction Cell expresses its gratitude to The Management - SJEC for their support in organizing this event.

ME-IIC: Industrial visit to Lamina Suspension Products Ltd - Baikampady

The Industry Interaction Cell of Mechanical Engineering Department organized a one-day Industrial visit for pre-final year students to Lamina Springs Pvt. Ltd – Baikampady starting from 25th April, 2017. A total of 50 students along with two Faculty members took part in the visit. The Visit was scheduled for four days for different sections. 

The main objectives of this visit are:

1.     Provide an overview of the Manufacturing Processes involved in manufacturing of Leaf springs

2.     Enhance knowledge on different materials used in the manufacturing processes.

Lamina Suspension Products Ltd., are India's leading Manufacturer, Supplier, Exporter and Dealer of a wide assortment of Leaf Springs, Automobile Leaf Springs which feature higher load capacity, stability and lasting durability. They are also dealing with numerous foreign concerns across the world like USA, UK, Italy, Taiwan, South Korea, France, Saudi Arabia, Singapore, Belgium, Germany, Australia, Finland, Greece, UAE and many others.

The layout of steps followed in manufacturing of leaf springs was explained by the company supervisor. Students witnessed different process like bending, cutting, rolling, heat treatment and various other manufacturing processes.

The visit has enhanced the students’ knowledge on materials and processes used in manufacturing of leaf springs. Also, various difficulties encountered in manufacturing the same were realized.

 

ME: Industrial Visit to TVS Motor Co. Ltd – Hosur

A total of 42 students from 2nd and 3rd year of Mechanical Engineering at SJEC along with two faculty members participated in a one-day industrial visit to TVS Motor Co. Ltd, Hosur on 28th March 2017.

The Team left Mangalore on 27th March 2017 at 10.00 PM and reached Bangalore on 28th March 2017 at 5.30 AM. The team first visited HAL Heritage Centre and Museum at 9.00 AM. It had a large collection of old fighter aircrafts and engines, which HAL has manufactured and developed for the past 77 years. It was an amazing experience for students to watch the jet aircrafts and engines. There was also an Audio-Visual presentation and photo gallery, which depicted the history and growth of HAL.

The Visit to TVS was scheduled for 2.00 PM.  Mr Shyam Kumar P, Industrial Visit Coordinator welcomed the team and handled the visit. Some of the highlights of the visit are as follows.

1.     TVS has 65 companies under its title and the plant at Hosur is called the Mother Plant. It is the biggest plant spread over 370 acres, employs approx. 11,000 employees and produces all kinds of two wheelers and three wheelers including export also.

2.     There are 4 plants. Two plants for Motorcycle production, One for Scooters and Mopeds and last one for three wheelers.

3.     The team visited plant no. 4 where all the Motor cycles were manufactured.

4.     Total production capacity of the plant is 1800 motorcycles per day. It included TVS Star City, Victor, Sports and Apache.

5.     TVS is also producing bikes which are exported to Africa and South East Asian Countries.

6.     It has collaborated with BMW and producing two motorcycles, G3 and Akula. G3 is for Germany market and Akula for Indian market. Both are powered by 350 CC engines.

7.     Students were able to learn and understand concepts like Automation, Practice of TQM in industries, Robotics, Assembly Process, CNC Machining, Importance of Design, Drawings and Dimensions and Work Ethics.

The Visit ended at 5:00 PM and left Bangalore at 9.30 pm reaching Mangalore on 29th March 2017 at 5:00 AM.

IQAC: workshop on Quality Assurance in Engineering Education through OBE

A Two-Day workshop on Quality Assurance in Engineering Education through OBE was organized by the Internal Quality Assurance Cell (IQAC) of SJEC on 30-31 January 2017 at Spoorthi Seminar Hall in the 7th Floor of Academic Block III.


The workshop began with a brief inaugural ceremony. The Vice Principal and Chairperson of IQAC, Dr Rio D’Souza, welcomed the gathering. Further, he gave an overview of the workshop to all the participants. Dr Joseph Gonsalvis, Principal of SJEC spoke about the importance of quality assurance in engineering education. Rev. Fr Joseph Lobo, Director of SJEC in his presidential address expressed his concern on the quality of Engineering Education in general, and encouraged the participation of faculty to enhance the same. Dr Shreeranga Bhat, coordinator of the workshop proposed the vote of thanks, while Ms Ramya, Assistant Professor in the Department of Mechanical Engineering compered the ceremony.


A total of 50 delegates participated in this workshop.

 

The Workshop was spread over 8 sessions on the following topics.

1.     Overview OBE, Necessity for adaptation, Concepts of OBE

2.     PEOs, POs, PSOs, and Bloom’s taxonomy

3.     Curriculum Gap analysis, and Benchmarking the teaching learning practices.

4.     Writing Course Outcomes; Course Articulation Matrix; Considering taxonomies, Program articulation matrix; CO- PO mapping

5.     Learning styles and Designing activities for effective attainment of COs and POs

6.     Course Assessment, Programme Assessment and attainment

7.     Overview of NBA-OBE requirements

8.     Continuous improvement by Standard Operating Procedure (SOP)

Training and Placements: Aptitude Training for Pre-Final Years

APTITUDE is something very important for students who are trying to enter corporate world or going to write any competitive exam. An individual with good aptitude skills are considered better than others because they are quick in analysing, adapting, and good at problem solving. Thus aptitude has become the most important soft skill these days.

SJEC facilitated the first phase of aptitude training program for all the pre - final year students from 27.01.17 to 31.01.17 for 5 days. The training was conducted by JV Global LLP Services. About 400 students underwent the training program.

Trainers appreciated the student quality at SJEC. They also mentioned that they are very good at their verbal and communication skills. Students also attended the aptitude training program in large numbers and expressed their satisfaction of learning the contents that is necessary to shape the future of their career.

SJEC Recognized as Virtual Labs Nodal Center

SJEC has been recognized as the Virtual Labs Nodal Center, by the Participating Institute NITK, Surathkal.  Virtual Labs is a project initiated by the Ministry of Human Resource Development, Government of India, under the National Mission on Education through Information and Communication Technology. These labs, developed by the faculties from the top technical institutions of the country, address the issue of lack of good laboratory facilities, as well as trained teachers, by making remote simulation-based experimentation possible through the internet.

The form of Expression of Interest (EOI) for usage of Virtual Labs has been signed by the Institution in the month of March 2016 and has been renewed in the month of January 2017 in the presence of Dr K. V. Gangadharan, Participating Institute Coordinator who is also Professor and Head of Mechanical Engineering NITK, Surathkal, Rev Fr. Joseph J. Lobo, Director SJEC, Dr Joseph Gonsalvis, Principal SJEC, Dr Rio D’Souza, Vice Principal SJEC, Dr Prakash Pinto Dean-MBA SJEC, Dr Sudheer M, Professor and Head of Mechanical Engineering, SJEC, Mr Ravikantha Prabhu, Assistant Professor and Nodal Center Coordinator, SJEC. This EOI of Virtual Labs usage is valid up to 31st December 2017.

The Virtual Lab Nodal Center at SJEC greatly benefited both faculties and students of all Engineering disciplines. 

EEE: Field visit to SELCO Foundation

On 13th January 2017, as a first step taken by the Department of Electrical and Electronics Engineering of SJEC in partnership with SELCO foundation after signing of the MOU towards the problem statement exchange program which is a key feature of the MOU. This field visit was coordinated by Mr Deepesh S K, Assistant Professor in the Department of EEE.

Eleven faculty members (9 from Department of Electrical and Electronics Engineering and 2 from Mechanical Engineering) along with 33 students (23 from EEE and 10 from Mechanical Engineering) participated in the field visit. The filed visit was conducted to find problem statements which are socially relevant and could result in innovative projects in future. During the visit, the faculty members and the student group visited Janashikshana centre, Mudipu and Government High School, Salethur. This field visit will be followed by a Solar Technician Program scheduled in the Manipal rural lab of SELCO from 19-21st Jan 2017. The problem statements identified by the students were reported to the Faculty Coordinator based on which a selected group of 20 students will get trained in the certified Suryamitra Program.

ME: FDP on Condition Monitoring

The Department of Mechanical Engineering at St Joseph Engineering College – Vamanjoor, conducted a two-day Faculty Development Program on Condition Monitoring, on 9th & 10th January 2017 in Spoorthi Conference Hall, 7th Floor of Academic Block – III. This FDP was an attempt to make the particpants aware of Condition Monitoring aspects of Mechanical & Electrical machines as well as to provide a platform for industry-institute people to interact & brainstorm for improvement of efficiency by using condition monitoring. 

Dr Gangadharan K V, Professor & HOD, Dept of Mechanical Engineering, NITK - Surathkal was the Chief Guest of the inaugural programme. Dr Joseph Gonsalvis, Principal-SJEC presided over the programme. Dr Sudheer M, HOD, Department of the Mechanical Engineering, Dr Purushotham Chippar, Organizing Seceretary were present on the dais.

The FDP was inaugurated by lighting of the lamp by the dignataries. Dr. Sudheer M, HOD, Mechanical Engineering introduced the Chief Guest & welcomed the gathering.

Dr Gangadharan K.V. delivered the key note address on Basics of Condition Monitoring  Techniques, in which he explained various aspects related to real-time monitoring of condition of machines with an analogy of human health monitoring. He urged the participants to initiate awareness &  responsibilities among educators and students towards utilizing Virtual LABs an Initiative of Ministry of Human Resource Development (MHRD) Under the National Mission on Education through ICT.

Mr Ganesh Bhatt, Head of the Maintenance Department, BASF - Mangaluru, was the second speaker of the programme. Mr Bhatt delivered a talk on Maintenance Practices in Process Industries. Later, Mr Krishna Balamurali, Principal Engineer, NV Dynamics - Bengaluru, delivered a presentation on Condition Monitoring, Specific to Vibration Analysis & Demonstration of Instruments & Measurements used in DATA Acquision & analysis.

On the second day of the programme, Dr Srinivas Pai, Professor, Department of Mechanical Engineering, NMAMIT, Nitte, delivered a talk on Condition Monitoring of Rolling Elements Bearing and Gears. Mr Keshav Nayak, MRPL - Mangaluru discussed about various aspects on Troubleshooting of Rotary Equipments in Refinery sing Vibration Analysis.                                    

Dr Purushothama Chippar, Associate Professor - SJEC, Mangaluru, provided insights on A Step towards next Gen HUMS in Helicopters. In the afternoon session Mr Santosh C. Assistant Business Manager, AIMIL Ltd. Delivered hands-on training on latest condition monitoring equipments.

The FDP concluded by a Valedictory speech by Dr Sudheer M, HOD of Mechanical Engineering Department  at SJEC.

Aerospace Awareness Programme at SJEC

SAEINDIA SJEC Collegiate Club organized an Aerospace Awareness Programme in association with Society of Automotive Engineers INDIA and Aerospace Board of Bangalore Section on 24th November 2016 for students of nearby engineering colleges of Mangaluru region keeping in view the career opportunities and challenges in the Aerospace industry.

The program was inaugurated by Mr Munirathnam, Chairman SAEINDIA Bangalore Section who also briefed the gathering about the objectives and activities of SAEINDIA. Mr Damodaran Subramanian, Senior Vice President, SAFRAN Engineering Services delivered the key note address on Opportunities and Challenges in Aerospace Industry. Mr. Dinesh Manoharan, Senior Manager, UCAL-JAP Systems LTD, Chennai, educated the students about construction and design of Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (UAV) and explained the guidelines of Manoveagam, a competition where students will design, build and fly an aircraft.

More than 150 students participated in the programme. Rev. Fr Rohith D’Costa, Assistant Director, presided over the function. Dr Rio D’Souza, Vice Principal was the Guest of Honour. Dr Sudheer M HOD – ME, Mr. Vijay V.S. Senior Faculty Advisor, Mr Yatish Kumar K, Additional Faculty Advisor, and Mr Dilish Joy Lobo, Student Chairman, conducted the proceedings.

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.

ISTE: Technical Talk on Nanofluids by Prof. Shuichi Torii

A Technical Talk and Interaction was organized by the Indian Society for Technical Education (I.S.T.E) SJEC Students’ Chapter on 31th August 2016 for the students of Mechanical Engineering Department. The topic presented was Nanofluids by Prof. Shuichi Torii, Assistant Director and Professor in the Department of Mechanical System Engineering, Kumamoto University (College of Cross-Cultural and Multidisciplinary Studies) - Japan from 10:15 am to 12:00 noon in Spoorthi Conference Hall, 7th Floor of Academic Block - III.

The programme began at 10:15 a.m. with the prayer song sung by choir team led by Mr Joshwin Sequeira. Mr Vicky Vaz, ISTE Student Coordinator gave a brief introduction to ISTE SJEC Students' Chapter to the audience. Ms Gautami Shetty, ISTE Student Coordinator, welcomed the gathering. Mr Noel Shiri, ISTE SJEC Chapter Chairman, introduced the Chief Guest, Prof. Shuichi Torii and gave a detailed description of the research work and achievements of Prof. Torii to the gathering.  

Rev. Fr Rohith D'Costa, In-charge Director – SJEC, Dr Ajay Kumar Yadav, Professor, Department of Mechanical Engineering, NITK, and Dr Sudheer M, Head of Mechanical Engineering, were the Guests of Honour; Dr Rio D' Souza, Vice Principal – SJEC, presided over the function.

Dr Rio D’souza, Vice Principal of SJEC delivered the presidential talk to the gathering. He told about the importance of such technical talks, and gave brief introduction to Nanotechnology and the challenge set by Richard Feynman which led to the development of Nanotechnology. He gave an example of storing giga-bytes of data in a chip as small as a pin head, which can be possible only through Nanotechnology. He talked about recycling and how it could be possible through Nanotechnology. He appreciated the efforts of ISTE in organizing such a good technical talk. He also thanked Dr Ajay Kumar Yadav in helping SJEC to bring Prof. Shuichi Torii for technical talk. He thanked Prof. Shuichi Torii for agreeing to give this Technical talk. He then called upon all the gathering to benefit from this technical talk. Later a Memento and a gift were given to Prof. Shuichi Torii by Director-in-charge Rev. Fr Rohith D’Costa as a token of love and appreciation.

Technical talk on Turbulent Heat Transfer behaviour of Nano Fluid in a circular tube heated under constant heat flux was presented by Prof. Shuichi Torii. He started his talk by showing the location of Kumamoto, Japan in the world map and how far it is from India. He gave a brief history of Japan and specifically about Kumamoto University and the legends born from this university. He also told about the recent earthquake which struck Japan and how international news channels like CNN, BBC gave wrong information about the whole of Kumamoto city being destroyed in earthquake, but in reality only a small town outside of Kumamoto was affected by the earthquake.

Later in the talk Prof. Shuichi Torii described what exactly a Nano-Fluid is. He stated that it’s a fluid with particles less than 100nm in diameter suspended in a conventional fluid like water, engine oil or any other fluid etc. Then he continued by showing a brief history of all the research works done on Nanofluids. He stated that the research on Nano-Fluids is particularly recent i.e. around after 1980s. All the research being done is on Convective Heat Transfer on laminar flow of Nanofluids. They see the thermal conductivity of the Nano-Fluids against the concentration of Nanofluids. Generally, the Nano-fluids include agglomeration of Alumina or Graphene or Carbon Nanotubes in traditional fluids. He even told about Nano Fluid technology and its Current Status and Future Research scope. Prof. Shuichi Torii stressed that in Industries, turbulent flow is of higher importance than laminar flow. Therefore his research is about Thermal Conductivity of Nano-Fluids in turbulent flow. He shows the compounding of Nano Particles of Cu and Al2O3 with water. He showed the thermal conductivity and normalised conductivity against the concentration of the Nanoparticles. His research is being done in the Shockwave and condensed matter research centre of Kumamoto University. Here he uses dynamite to make Nano-particles of diamond using detonation and shock application. It’s a low cost and easy process of producing Nano-Diamonds. His research of nano-fluid is water + Nano-Diamonds. He also showed the Zeta potential of Nano- Diamonds in fluid.

His future vision is in cooling systems by the usage of Nanofluids as coolants where higher performance and lower size can be achieved. He ends the talk on a positive note on the Main Research topics on the Enhancement of nano-fluids, Heat transfer performance, Aggregate Nano-Particles and how to separate them. The talk was followed by interaction with mechanical engineering students.

Dr. Ajay Kumar Yadav suggested all the students to read some books and watch the video lectures on Nano-Fluids. He also gave the information on the international symposium which is held in Japan every year around the month of March and requested the students and staff members to apply. After the technical talk a Memento was presented to Dr. Ajay Kumar Yadav by Dr. Sudheer M, Head of Mechanical Engineering, SJEC. Vote of thanks given by Mr. Loy Fernandes, President of ISTE-SJEC Students’ chapter.

eTIME-2016: Day - 1, Inaugural and FDP

The second edition of eTIME-2016, the two-day FDP and National Conference on Emerging Trends in Mechanical Engineering organized by the Department of Mechanical Engineering was inaugurated in 5th August, 2016 at 9:30 am. Dr K. Narayan Prabhu, Head of the Metallurgical and Materials Engineering Department at NITK – Surathkal was the Chief Guest for the event. Rev. Fr Rohith D’Costa, Director – Incharge of SJEC presided over the inaugural ceremony. Dr Joseph Gonsalvis, Principal – SJEC, Dr Rio D’Souza, Vice Principal – SJEC, Dr Sudheer M, Head of the Mechanical Engineering Department, Dr Purushothama Chippar, Organizing Secretary of eTIME-2016 along with Dr James Valder, Convener of the FDP, were the other dignitaries on the dais.

 

Dr Sudheer M, welcomed the gathering and provided an overview of the Department of Mechanical Engineering, highlighting the key achievements of the Department. Addressing the gathering, Dr Prabhu spoke about the significance of academic conferences and FDPs and highlighted the academic and research interest in the field of transport phenomenon. Dr Joseph Gonsalvis spoke about the need for sustained research and not research for the sake of PhD degree. The necessity of bringing out tangible outcomes was stressed upon. In his presidential address, Rev. Fr Rohith D’Costa, requested the faculty to inspire the students to be researchers and produce the next generation Bill Gates and Steve Jobs from India.

 

Four sessions were held on Day – 1 as part of the Pre-Conference Faculty Development Program. The details of the sessions are provided below.

 

Session – 1: 10.45 am to 12.00 pm

Dr K Narayan Prabhu 
Professor and Head - Department of Metallurgical and Materials Engineering.

National Institute of Technology (NITK), Surathkal, Karnataka, India.

Title: Thermal Transport Phenomenon in Materials Processing 

Session – 2: 12:00 pm – 1:15 pm
Dr Sathyashankara Sharma 
Professor - Department of Mechanical and Manufacturing Engineering 
Manipal Institute of Technology 
Manipal, Karnataka, India.

Title: Heat Treatment of Non-Ferrous Metals and Metal Matrix Composites

 

Session – 3: 2:00 pm – 3:15 pm

Dr Srinivas Pai P 
Professor - Department of Mechanical Engineering,

NMAM Institute of Technology, Nitte, Karkala, Karnataka, . 

Title: Vibration Signal Analysis for Machining and other Applications

 

Session – 4: 3:30 pm to 5:00 pm

Dr B. Surendra Rao 
Professor of History (Retd.), Mangalore University 
Mangalore, Karnataka. 

Title: Joy of Doing Research 

 

Day-2 of eTIME-2016 is expected to witness the participation of 50 delegates from various institutions across the country presenting their papers on frontier areas of research in Mechanical Engineering.

ME: Two-Day FDP on Automation and Robotics

A two-day Faculty Development Program on Automation and Robotics was organized by the Department of Mechanical Engineering at SJEC - Vamanjoor, Mangaluru on 15th and 16th July, 2016. The FDP was inaugurated by Mr D. N. Vasuki, CEO of 4i Projects – Bengaluru on 15th July, 2016 at 9:00 am. The ceremony was presided over by Rev. Fr Joseph Lobo, Director – SJEC. Dr Prakash Pinto, Principal (In-charge) - SJEC and Dr Rio D’Souza, Vice Principal - SJEC, graced the occasion as Guests of Honour.

Mr Mohan Raj from MTAB – Chennai, Prof. Dr Muralidhara from NMAMIT – Nitte, Mr Abhinav Sood from FANUC INDIA Pvt. Ltd, Mr Milind Taware from Bosch Rexroth, Mr Himanshu Kumar from Indwell Automation and Training – Pune, along with Mr D.N. Vasuki, were the resource persons. The FDP was attended by 40 delegates from various Engineering Colleges in the region. Dr Sudheer M, Professor and Head of Mechanical Engineering, was the Organizing Secretary of the FDP. Mr Binu KG, Mr Santhosh H, and Ms Chaithra V, faculty in the Department of Mechanical Engineering, were the coordinators.

Mr D. N. Vasuki in his session spoke about the evolution of industrial automation across the globe. The reasons for India’s slow growth in the field, mainly the government policies, high capital investment and high ROI periods were discussed. Mr Vasuki also spoke about the current challenges in automation industry and the way forward.

Mr Mohan Raj from MTAB – Chennai introduced to the audience the basics of robotics and dwelled on the various robot programming techniques (online and offline mode). He also demonstrated the programming details of a robot using Aristo SIM and workspace software.

Dr Muralidhara’s topic of presentation was Kinematics of Robots. Dr Muralidhara explained the evaluation of displacement matrix to locate the position of an end affecter of a robot with respect to its base. He also showcased the use of LABVIEW for mechanical engineering projects with various case studies.

Mr Abhinav Sood from FANUC India showcased to the audience the state-of-the-art robots being manufactured at FANUC for a variety of applications across the globe. Excellent videos of different categories of Robots and their working were demonstrated.

Mr Milind Taware from Bosch Rexroth introduced the application of PLCs in automation industries. The basic components of PLC systems and the wiring methods were touched upon.

Mr Himanshu Kumar from Indwell Automation and Training – Pune conducted a day-long session on PLC programming. The morning session focused on development of programs for various examples starting from a simple lamp-on application to traffic signal control and timer circuits using ladder programming techniques. The afternoon session was an hands-on session on PLC programming using Codesys software. 

ME: MOU with V&G Industrial Testing Laboratories – Mangaluru

The Department of Mechanical Engineering at SJEC signed a Memorandum of Understanding with V&G Industrial Testing Laboratories Pvt. Ltd – Mangaluru on 9th July, 2016. The MOU relates to the training and use of Non Destructive Testing (NDT) techniques among the students and faculty of SJEC. For SJEC, the agreement was signed by Dr Sudheer M, HOD – Mechanical Engineering, Dr Joseph Gonsalvis, Principal – SJEC, and Rev. Fr Joseph Lobo, Director – SJEC. On behalf of V&G, the agreement was signed by Mr Girish Babu, Executive Director.

As per the agreement, the parties will work towards training the Mechanical Engineering students of SJEC towards becoming skilled NDT professionals. Dr Sudheer M, HOD – ME, opined that this MOU will work in the lines of Skill India campaign launched by the GOI to generate skilled engineers. Dr Sudheer also thanked V&G for their interest and participation in this process. Mr Girish Babu, Executive Director – V&G, expressed his interest in contributing towards the practical understanding and hands-on skills of the students in the field of structural integrity and material testing.

According to the MOU, initiatives will be taken to provide industrial exposure to not only students but also the faculty. Mr Babu also sought the expertise of the Faculty in the Department of Mechanical Engineering to provide training to employees of V&G to improve their understanding of the underlying theoretical concepts in material testing. Dr Joseph Gonsalvis, Principal – SJEC welcomed the MOU and wished the parties the very best in their future endeavors. Dr Gonsalvis also stated that this MOU is one of the many steps taken by SJEC in promoting industrial interaction and partnerships. Rev. Fr Joseph Lobo, Director – SJEC congratulated the Department of Mechanical Engineering and V&G on the ratification of this MOU and made the observation that, industrial collaborations are vital for the success of engineering education.

 

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.

Inauguration of SAEINDIA-SJEC Collegiate Club

The Inaugural function of the Society of Automotive Engineers India (SAEINDIA) Collegiate Club at SJEC was successfully held on 5th April 2016 at Spoorthi Hall, Academic Block III. Mr. J. Munirathnam, Chairman, SAEINDIA Bangalore Session was the Chief Guest of the program and delivered the inaugural address on the topic Disruptive Approach in Automobile and Aerospace Sectors. Rev. Fr Joseph Lobo, Director - SJEC presided over the function.

Mr K.P. Murthy, Vice Chairman, SAEINDIA Bangalore Session and Dr Joseph Gonsalvis, Principal – SJEC, were the Guests of Honour. Mr K. P. Murthy highlighted the importance of SAE Club and suggested it to be considered as Centre of Activity of the College. Dr Sudheer M, HOD-ME introduced the guests and delivered the welcome address. Mr Dilish Joy Lobo, Student Chairman laid out the goals and purposes of the Collegiate Club. Mr Vijay V.S., Senior Faculty Advisor of the Club proposed the vote of thanks. Mr Yatish Kumar K, Additional Faculty Advisor and various Faculty members of Mechanical Department were present.

The inaugural function was followed by a technical talk by Mr Purushotham S Joshi, Business Development Manager at SAEINDIA Bangalore Session on Design and Manufacturing of All Terrain Vehicle. Students participated enthusiastically and had a good interaction with the resource persons. During the program, the first batch of office bearers of SAEINDIA – SJEC Collegiate club received the SAE membership cards and the logo for the Collegiate Club was also unveiled to mark the official inauguration of SAEINDIA – SJEC Collegiate Club.

Video-conference: Hydraulics in Agriculture

The Industry Interaction Cell (IIC), Mechanical Engineering, organized a video conference on the topic Hydraulics in Agriculture, which was scheduled on 6 September 2014, from 10:15 to 11:40 am, in the E-Seminar Hall, Academic Block III.

The insightful talk was delivered by Mr Sharath Dominic D’Souza, Manager, Component Development & Material Management, Mahindra & Mahindra, Mumbai. An alumnus of SJEC and a brilliant student, Mr Sharath D’Souza was awarded the Best Outgoing Student 2006, Mechanical Engineering. After graduation, he worked in SKF Sealing Solution till 2010 and completed his Masters degree in Material Management from Birla Institute of Technology & Science, Pilani, Rajasthan. He holds a patent in Pump De-Clutching Mechanism.

The discussion on the application of hydraulics included a detailed listing of hydraulic components and technologies used in tractors such as: hydraulic steering, aux valve braking, e-hitch, pumps, etc. It was followed by a description of operation, manufacturing technology and materials used. A video on operation of various components was presented and future technologies currently being developed for hydraulic applications in tractors, were also discussed. The speaker included many interesting facts about mechanization of agriculture in India and details of Companies involved in hydraulic machineries. The talk was followed by an interaction with the students.

The video conference was attended by nearly 70 students of third and fourth year Mechanical Engineering. Student coordinators, Mr Varun Kajava and Mr Suhail Clinton, and Mr Binu K G, Faculty Coordinator-IIC were also present. Mr Clyde Tellis and Mr Govind were the emcees. Mr Melroy Furtado rendered the invocation and Mr Reuben Lasrado handled the video conference console.

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.

Video conference - Insights into Design Analysis using ANSYS

The Industry Interaction Cell of the Department of Mechanical Engineering organized a video conference on “Insights into Design Analysis using ANSYS”, on 10th May, 2014 at 11:00 AM in the CPDP Hall of Academic Block – III.

Ms Jomin Miriam Easo, Senior Design Engineer from QuEST Global, Bangalore, was the speaker. Ms Jomin began her talk by highlighting the design process and types of analysis. In her talk, she provided an overview of design analysis of locomotive structures using ANSYS. The talk aimed at helping the students relate the design concepts learnt in class with real time applications in industry. Ms Jomin offered insights into best practices involved in using ANSYS. She also provided an introduction of the engines used in the locomotives of GE Transportation.

Ms Jomin also spoke about the need to possess strong basics and the need to stay connected professionally to grow in the industry. Ms Jomin also delivered an introductory section on Six Sigma and its influence on quality assurance.

After the presentation, the floor was opened for discussion and Ms Jomin Miriam Easo took on the queries which the students raised.

Around 70 students and 4 faculty members participated in the event. Mr Binu KG, Faculty Coordinator of IIC along with student coordinators: Mr Varun Kajava, Mr Clyde Tellis, and Mr Suhail Clinton organized the event. Mr Nestor and Mr Melroy Furtado offered the invocation. Mr Reuben Lasrado handled the video conference facilities. Mr Anurag prepared the posters. Mr Govind MG was the emcee for the event.      

Video conference: Stress Engineering of Aircraft Interiors

The Industry Interaction Cell of the Department of Mechanical Engineering organized a video conference on “Stress Engineering of Aircraft Interiors & 10 Commandments for a Successful Mechanical Engineer” on 21st April, 2014 at 7:45 AM in the CPDP Hall of Academic Block – III.

Mr Sandeep Sachidanandan, Senior Stress Engineer at Dassault Falcon Jet Corp. USA was the resource person. In his talk, Mr Sandeep illustrated the responsibilities of a Stress Engineer in Avionics Industry and described the role played by Stress Engineers in ensuring the recommended safety criterion. He then presented a case study of designing an Aircraft interior cabinet and correlating FEA analysis results with that of experimental monument tests and demonstrated the accuracy and validity of the analysis process.

Mr Sandeep also included in his presentation his suggestions for the students in becoming successful Mechanical Engineers. He called these suggestions, which were derived out of his own experiences, as “The 10 Commandments for a Successful Mechanical Engineer”. The 10 commandments were: 1) Be a people’s person 2) Do real world projects 3) Work on what you are good at 4) Strong Math and Physics background 5) Budget and Schedule every work 6) Good communication skills 7) Be proud of your specialization 8) Possess multidisciplinary skills 9) Have some meaningful hobbies/interests outside studies 10) Ask questions – be curious.

After the presentation, the floor was opened for discussion and Mr Sandeep took on the queries which the students raised.

Around 60 students and 10 faculty members participated in the event. Rev. Fr Rohith D’Costa, Assistant Director – SJEC and Dr Thirumaleshwar Bhat, HOD – Mechanical Engineering were also present for the talk.

Mr Binu KG, Faculty Coordinator of IIC, along with student coordinators: Mr Varun Kajava, Mr Clyde Tellis, and Mr Suhail Clinton organized the event. Mr Nestor and Mr Melroy Furtado offered the invocation. Mr Reuben Lasrado was instrumental in setting up the video conference facilities. Mr Rajath Mayya prepared the posters. Mr Clyde Tellis and Mr Govind MG were the emcees for the event.      

PRERANA-Three day workshop on Employability Skills

PRERANA-Three day workshop on Employability Skills

4th to 6th March 2014

Report

The Department of Mechanical Engineering of St Joseph Engineering College, Mangalore, successfully conducted three day workshop PRERANA on Employability Skills for the benefit of Junior Training Officers (JTO) of various Industrial Training Institute in Dakshina Kannada from 4th to 6th March 2014. About 30 participants from 17 Industrial Training Institute in Dakshina Kannada and Udupi are participated in this workshop.  The inaugural ceremony of the workshop was held on 4th at 11.00 AM in Bethania hall. Mr. Y. N. Salian, Principal, Mulky Ramakrishna Punja Industrial Training Institute was the chief guest during the function. Rev. Fr Joseph Lobo, Director, SJEC, Rev. Fr Ajith Menezes, Rev. Fr Rohith D’Costa, Asst. Directors, SJEC and Dr. Rio D’Souza, Vice-Principal, SJEC were guest of honour. Dr. Joseph Gonsalvis, Principal, SJEC was president of the function. Dr. Thirumaleshwara Bhat, Head of Mechanical Engineering Department, SJEC and Convener of the Workshop and Mr. Ravikantha Prabhu, Asst Professor, ME, SJEC and Coordinator of the Workshop were the dignitaries on the dais. Mr. Anil Melwyn Rego, Asst. Professor, ME, SJEC was the Master of Ceremony for the inaugural session.

A session on ‘Constitution of India and Professional Ethics’ was conducted by Mr. Eugine D’ Cunha. The workshop also included a session on ‘Environment Education’ by Mrs. Ivy Savia Dantis. Mr. Bhaskar M. G made a presentation focusing mainly on the ‘Communication skills’, Followed by a session on ‘Labour Welfare Legislation’ by Mr. John Paul Vas. All the technical sessions were excellent and every participant appreciated the efforts of the resource persons.

The second day (5th  March, 2014) proceedings started with session by Mr. Noel Deepak Shiri on the topic ‘Occupational safety, health and environment’. Followed by session on the topic ‘Entrepreneurship skill’ Mr. Ramanuja C M. The afternoon sessions were devoted to the Laboratory and hands on training conducted by Mr. Ravikantha Prabhu on ‘Basic operations of Microsoft Word, Microsoft Excel and Microsoft Power Point’. The session was held in the department CAD/ CAM Laboratory.

The third day (6th March, 2014) proceedings started with Laboratory sessions, Mr. Sathyenra Bhat J and Mr. Christopher Cutinho conducted laboratory sessions on ‘Basics of Computer, windows, internet and WEB browser’. The session was held in the department CAED Laboratory, Followed by session on ‘5S Workspace Organization’ by Mr. Shreeranga Bhat.

An interactive session on role of Junior Training Officers in development of Industrial Training Institution was conducted by Mr. Giridhar Salian, Grade I Principal, Govt. Industrial Training Institute Kadri Hills, Mangalore, who was the chief guest of valedictory function.

The workshop was helpful to all the participants, it was also the first of its kind which was organized for Junior Training Officers (JTO) of various Industrial Training Institute and all the participants enjoyed the sessions and the hospitality. The department and the Convener received accolades from the management.

PROTHSAHAN-2014

The Department of Mechanical Engineering, conducted three day workshop “PROTHSAHAN” on technical skill enhancement for technical staff of various Engineering colleges in and around Mangalore.The inaugural ceremony of the workshop was held on 23rd January at 9.30 AM in department seminar hall. Mr. H. S. Varadarajan, chief fire officer, Mangalore region was the chief guest during the function. Rev. Fr. AjithMenezes, Director-Incharge, SJEC, Rev. Fr. RohithD’Costa, Asst. Director, SJEC, Dr. Joseph Gonsalvis, Principal, SJEC, Dr. Rio D’Souza, Vice-Principal,SJEC, Dr. ThirumaleshwaraBhat, Head of Mechanical Engineering Department,Mr. Rudolf D’ Souza, Senior Lecturer, Mech and Mr. RavikanthaPrabhu, Asst Prof, Mech, were the dignitaries on the dais.

Mr. H. S. Varadarajan,emphasized on Fire and safety aspects and his team demonstrated the challenges and skills required to efficiently handle any disasters.

A session on‘Communication skills’, was conducted byMr. Bhaskar M. G and Mr. Ramanuja C. M. The workshop also included a session on Occupational Safety and Health by Mr. Noel DeepakShiri, followed by session on the topic 5S Workspace Organization by Mr. Shrirangha Bhat. The resource personnel for these sessions were Assistant Professors in the Department of Mechanical Engineering, SJEC.

Laboratory sessions were undertaken by Mr. Rolvin D’ Silva, Mr. Binu K. G, Mr. Prathviraj , Mr. Pruthviloy , Mr. Sushanth, Mr. Chiranth , Mr. Sharunand Mr. John Paul Vas, Asst. Prof., MECH, SJEC. The agenda was to explain the theory behind the experiments conducted in various Mechanical Engineering labs and to enhance the knowledge and install confidence in participants.Mr. Rudolf D’ Souza, Mr. Lancy Lawrence Pinto, Workshop supervisor, added few words of encouragement and stressed on safety while working in the lab.

An interactive session on “Teaching methodology”was conducted by Prof. Abdul Khader, Head of Mechanical Engineering Department, Karnataka Polytechnic Mangalore, who was the chief guest of valedictory function.

The workshop was helpful to all the participants, it was also the first of its kind which was organized for lab instructors and all the participants enjoyed the sessions and the hospitality. The department and the Convener received accolades from the management and the function was concluded with National Anthem.

Industrial visit to "GWASF-Quality Casting - Baikampady"

The Industry Interaction Cell (IIC) of Mechanical Engineering Department organized an Industrial visit for the 220 students of second year to "GWASF - Quality Casting - Baikampady" from 24.10.2017 to 27.10.2017.


The main objective of this visit was to:
1. Give an overview of the manufacturing process - Metal Casting in particular
    a. Pattern Section
    b. Molding Section
    c. Melting Section
    d. Fettling and Cleaning
    e. Inspection

2. Enhance the knowledge of the students on Heat treatment, Welding, Machining and Non destructive testing

GWASF manufactures a range of castings in a large variety of alloys from a weight range of 10 kg to 450 kg. The castings are designed and manufactured to meet international safety standards such as the European PED for pressure  vessel castings and Llyods/DNV for marine applications. The industry also manufactures products like pumps casing and safety valves. GWASF has a large base of sub-contractors and in-house machining facilities. The company has high end machining capabilities for tight tolerance components. Components are surface finished, painted and pressure tested according to customers' requirements. 

The visit enhanced the knowledge of the students on Metal Casting manufacturing process. 

Coming Soon...

Batch 2017

Sl No. Name of the Company No. of Placed Students
1 L&T Infotech 1
2 TCS 1
3 Mahindra & Mahindra Ltd 1
4 Decathlon 2
5 Indo MIM 2
6 Anglo Eastern 2
7 IBM 2>
8 Mphasis 4
9 The Manipal Group 4
10 QSpiders 5
11 EDS Technology 6
12 Hinduja Global Solutions 13
13 Tech Mahindra 17
TOTAL 61

Batch 2016

Sl No. Name of the Company No. of Placed Students
1 POLYCAB WIRES 1
2 SEVENTH SENSE 1
3 MPHASIS 1
4 ADITYA BIRLA CHEMICALS 1
5 BOSCH 1
6 SEW Eurodrive 1
7 THE MANIPAL GROUP 3
8 UST GLOBAL 4
9 EDS TECHNOLOGIES 4
10 IBM 6
11 TECH MAHINDRA 7
12 SIMS 7
13 VDART SOFTWARE SERVICES 7
14 VDART SOFTWARE SERVICES 7
15 ANGLO EASTERN 13
16 TCS 14
TOTAL 71

Batch 2015

Sl No. Name of the Company No. of Placed Students
1 Amada 1
2 TCS 1
3 Total Gas 2
4 PRAVRUTHI JOB FAIR 3
5 TVS Iyengar & Sons 2
6 Kirloskar Toyota 2
7 Mitsubishi Elevators 2
8 Kaynes Technologies 2
8 ITC Infotech 4
9 Indo Us MIM 4
10 Bosch Ltd 5
11 Samundra 6
11 Tech Mahindra 7
TOTAL 39

ME: Engineers' Day Celebrations 2017

SJEC organized Engineers’ Day Celebration on 27th September 2017. On this occasion various activities were conducted by Torque - Students Association of Mechanical Engineering Department in showcasing the technical skills of its students.

Following are the Event wise description.

1) Event Name: Sketch It

            Event Time: 11:00AM-1:00PM

            Event Venue: Room No.3211, 2nd Floor, AB-3

            Number of participants: 11                                                                           

            Student Coordinators: 1. Mr. Puneet Sanil    

                                                2. Mr. Joseph Prashwin Dsouza                                                         Event Winners:

1.

Vishwanath- VIIth Sem

2.

Sameer Hussain- VIIth Sem

3.

Saqib Hassan-  VIIth Sem

The participants drew 3-D sketch of mechanical devices or components of their choice. They were given a total of 2 hours to complete the sketch. The judges evaluated the sketches done by the participants based on the complexity, accuracy and neatness. 

2) Event Name: Mr Machinist

            Event Time: 1:30PM-5:00PM

            Event Venue: Machine Shop

            Number of participants: 12 Teams (4 in a team)                                         

            Student Coordinators:            1. Mr. Pavan Kumar  

                                                            2. Mr. Vybhav Shetty                                    

            Event Winners:                       1. Mr. Harshith Kumar- Vth Sem

                                                            2. Mr. Mohammed Zayan Azad- IIIrd Sem

1st ROUND: METAL HUNT:

Participants were given hints and the team found the hidden metal objects. (Layout of the whole workshop was given.)

2nd ROUND: MODEL MAKING

Parts found in 1st round were used to make model. The team which assembles the equipment first was selected for the next round.

3rd ROUND: ASSEMBLY

A picture of assembled equipment was shown and the dismantled part of the same equipment was given. The team which assembles the equipment first was selected for the next round.

4th ROUND: TASK RUN

A set of tasks were given to complete in certain time.

5th ROUND: SUSPENSE ROUND

This round was revealed on the spot.


3) Event Name: Build IT

            Event Time: 3:15PM-4:45PM

            Event Venue: Kalam Auditorium

            Number of participants: 14 Teams (2 in a team)                                                     

            Student Coordinators:            1. Mr.  Duane Clive Gonsalves

                                                            2. Mr.  Sharmith Shankar T                          

            Event Winners:                      

1.

Akshaya Kumar and Jithesh- VIIth Sem

2.

Sameer Hussain and Saqib Hassan-  VIIth Sem

The participants were given 2 sheets of chart paper, a bottle of gum and craft sticks. With the given items the participants were supposed to build a model of either an automobile or aircraft of their choice. The judges will evaluate the models done by the participants based on the creativity and execution.


4) Event Name: Can you CAMD?

            Event Time: 1:45PM-3:45PM

            Event Venue: CAMD Lab Academic Block III

            Number of participants: 15                                                   

            Student Coordinators:            1. Mr. Sharon Helson Tauro  

                                                            2. Mr. Jayaraj S A                                         

            Event Winners:                      

1.

Mr. Kiran K- VIIth Sem

2.

Mr.  Vishwanath-  VIIth Sem

The events consisted of 2 rounds of 1 hour each. The contestants were given model along with all the dimensions necessary to prepare the 3-D model of the same in Solid Egde ST7 software. The time taken by the contestants to prepare both the model was noted. Among the contestants completing both the models in the given time without any errors, the individual with the shortest time was declared the winner. Among the contestants failing to complete both the models in time, the individual completing majority of the model with fewer errors won the event.


5) Event Name: Technical Quiz

            Event Time: 2:00PM-5:00PM

            Event Venue: Kalam Auditorium

            Number of participants: 25 Team (2 per team)                                

            Student Coordinators:       1. Mr. Glevin Andrade

                                                      2. Mr. Jokshith Dsouza                                                         

            Event Winners:

1.

Shreyas S. K. and Anurag T K- VIIth Sem

2.

Achyuth Diwakar Tonpe and Gautam Vinay- Ist Sem

Round 1 - Technical and General Awareness

There were total of 40 questions, out of which 25 were technical (covering all branches) and 15 on general awareness and current issues.

Time limit for this round was 40 min.

It has both MCQ and non MCQ questions

25 teams with least scores was eliminated.

Round 2 - cross word and puzzle

There were a total of 25 questions

Time limit for this round was 25 min.

10 teams with least scores will be eliminated

Round 3 - Recent trends in engineering

There were a total of 15 questions

Questions related to latest inventions and developments in engineering were asked

Time limit for this round was 15 min.

5 Teams with least scores were eliminated

Round 4 - Pick and answer

There were a total of 25 questions

Time limit for this round was 25 min.

Round 5 - Buzzer and guess the logo

There were a total of 25 questions

Time limit for this round was 25 min.


6) Event Name: Tech-Hunt

            Event Time: 1:30PM-4:30PM

            Event Venue: Kalam Auditorium

            Number of participants: 15 Teams (2 in a team)                 

            Student Coordinators:            1. Mr. Marissa Serrao

                                                            2. Mr. Robin Monis                                                   

            Event Winners: 

1.

Mahin Saif Nowl and Nihal Abdulla- VIIth Sem

2.

Robin Sequeira and Melon Thomas Lobo-  VIIth Sem

The event consisted of 5 rounds. The participants were initially given a riddle. The contestants deciphered the riddle which leads them to their second riddle. The team deciphering all the riddles and reaching the starting point first were declared winners.


ME: Inauguration of activities of TORQUE for 2017-18

The Mechanical Engineering Department inaugurated the activities of its Students’ Association TORQUE for the academic year 2017-18 on Tuesday, September 26th, 2017 at 10:15 AM in Kalam Auditorium. Dr Savitha Pereira, Professor, MBA Department at SDM College of Business Management - Mangaluru was the Chief Guest of the programme.    Dr Joseph Gonsalvis, Principal-SJEC presided over the function. Rev. Fr Wilfred Prakash D’Souza, Director - SJEC and Rev. Fr Rohith D’Costa, Assistant Director - SJEC was the Guests of Honour.  Dr Sudheer M, Head of the Mechanical Engineering Department, Mr Pavana Kumara B, Faculty Coordinator and Mr Poornesh M, Faculty Co-Coordinator of TORQUE, Mr Rajath Rao, President & Mr Allen Clinton, Vice-President of TORQUE, were present on the dais. Firstly, a brief presentation of the activities of Torque 2016-17 was presented.

Dr Sudheer M welcomed the gathering & introduced the Chief Guest. Rev. Fr Wilfred Prakash D’Souza florally welcomed the Chief Guest. Activities of TORQUE for 2017-18 was inaugurated by lighting of the lamp. Mr Allen Clinton, Vice-President of TORQUE, welcomed the second-year students to the function & gave an insight on various events conducted by the association & urged them to volunteer & participate in them. Toppers & class representatives from all sections of second year students were welcomed with gifts. The oath was administered to the association members and students by the Faculty Coordinator Mr Pavana Kumara B.

The Chief Guest for the day, Dr Savitha Pereira, in her speech, congratulated the students for being lucky to be a part of a good college which is having all necessary infrastructure and motivated students to make best use of it and study Engineering with a different viewpoint. She said that to make one’s life successful he need to have a goal. “A life without a goal is like a ship without a compass”, she quoted. She said that no matter how one had been in the last term, but what matters most today is how well one will utilize his/her capabilities and the facilities provided in the school in this term. She also added that specific goals in life enables us to move forward with determination, and this determination persuades us to strive hard. She advised the students to take up responsibilities to create a better environment in our society.

Rev. Fr Wilfred Prakash D’Souza addressed the gathering and advised students to take active participation in the association activities. He also said that as the name Torque means a force to keep moving, students should move forward in life to achieve greater heights. Rev. Fr Rohith D’Costa  addressed the gathering & 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 advised students to look into the problems existing in the society and suggest technical solutions to those which is the prime responsibility of a Engineer. Dr Joseph Gonsalves, President of the function delivered the Presidential address. He motivated the students to participate in various activities conducted in the college and urged them to take up initiative to shape their ideas into realities.     

Mr Rajath Rao, President - TORQUE proposed the vote of thanks. This was followed by a Motivational talk  by the Chief Guest on Time management, Stress Management and Relationship Management. Post Lunch a series of events were held for the members of the Association.

ME-ARC-SJEC: Inauguration of Activities of Automation and Robotics Club for 2017-18

The inauguration of activities for the academic year 2017-18 of ARC-SJEC (Automation and Robotics Club) driven by the Department of Mechanical Engineering was held on 20th September 2017 at 3:00 pm in the Sophia Chambers of Academic Block – III.

Dr Rio D’Souza, Vice Principal – SJEC, graced the occasion as the Chief Guest. Rev. Fr Rohith D’Costa, Assistant Director – SJEC presided over the ceremony. Dr Sudheer M, Head of the Mechanical Engineering Department was present on the dais along with the President of ARC-SJEC, Mr Uttam Bangera and Secretary of ARC-SJEC, Mr Mohammed Hussainer. Mr Jegan R. Mani, Principal Engineer – Hardware and Simulation, Foundation for Innovation and Social Entrepreneurship – Bengaluru was present online for the inaugural ceremony.

Mr Hussainer welcomed the gathering and Mr Uttam Bangera presented the annual report of the ARC-SJEC Club activities for 2016-2017. The new office bearers of the club were then felicitated by the dignitaries. Addressing the gathering, Dr Rio D’Souza spoke about the influence of automation and robotics on modern world and highlighted the challenges faced. He spoke about the need to assess the control over automated systems and decision making aspects of automated systems.

Rev. Fr Rohith D’Costa congratulated the ARC-SJEC Club for its activities over the past year and wished the club well for the upcoming academic year. He advised the students to make full use of the opportunity of being a member of the club.

The inaugural ceremony was followed by a webinar on Internet of Things IoT by Mr Jegan R Mani. Mr Jegan introduced IoT to the gathering and explained in detail the components of IoT. He spoke about developing and deploying algorithms for Edge Nodes and connecting to aggregation services.

The talk was followed by an interaction with the Resource Person.

MBA – Genesis: Inaugural Activity

Genesis, the Management Association of the Department of Business Administration - SJEC organised the first activity on 06-09-2017 for the II year MBA students. Blind Train and Passing the Rope were the activities conducted by the team comprising of Prasanna Pejathaya I R, Yogeesha K, Remson Michael Fernandes and Saurav J. Karnad. The participants displayed Planning, Leadership, Coordination, Team work and Time Management abilities during the activities. The winners of Blind Train activity were Vinay Prasad and Team and Passing the rope was Bhanu Prakash and team

ME: International Workshop on Effective Research

The Department of Mechanical Engineering at St Joseph Engineering College – Vamanjoor, Mangaluru organized a One-Day International Workshop on Effective Research: Proposals, Investigations, and Publications on 11th August 2017. The workshop was organized in association with Dr Subramaniam Arunachalam from University of East London, School of Architecture, Computing & Engineering, Mechanical Engineering.

The Workshop was inaugurated on 11th August 2017 at 9:30 AM in the Spoorthi Hall of Academic Block – III. Dr Subramaniam Arunachalam graced the occasion as Chief Guest. The inaugural ceremony was presided over by Rev. Fr Wilfred Prakash D’Souza, Director – SJEC. Dr Joseph Gonsalvis, Principal – SJEC, Rev. Fr Rohith D’Costa, Assistant Director – SJEC, Dr Sudheer M., Head of the Mechanical Engineering Department at SJEC and Convenor, along with Dr Binu K.G., Convenor of the Programme were the other dignitaries on the dais.

Dr Sudheer M, welcoming the gathering, introduced the workshop and the Resource Person. Appreciating the good turnout in participants for this workshop, he spoke about the current requirement of Faculty contributions in quality research. Inaugurating the Workshop, Dr Arunachalam in his address, spoke of the evolving nature of technology and the need to keep pace with the changes. He also spoke about the need for academicians to be involved in cutting edge research and the scope for innovations in Universities and Institutions. Dr Joseph Gonsalvis in his address motivated the faculty members to contribute as researchers and spoke about the need to derive knowledge from research that will make them good teachers. Congratulating the Department on the Workshop, Rev. Fr Wilfred Prakash D’Souza spoke about the initiatives taken by the Department towards Research. He highlighted the recent achievement of Coffee Bot developed by SJEC Alumni Mr John Rodrigues and used it as an example for innovation and research. The inaugural ceremony concluded with the vote of thanks delivered by Dr Binu K.G.

The workshop had four sessions in the following order.

1)     Performing High Quality Research

2)     Journal Publications

3)     Evaluation of PhD Thesis – Perspective of Foreign Evaluator

4)     Preparing Research Proposals

All the four sessions were well attended and appreciated by the participants. Dr Arunachalam, drew upon his wide and varied experience as a researcher and academician in addressing the above topics related to effective research. He highlighted all the steps involved in research starting from initiating research to the publication stage. From the thought process behind topic selection, literature review, effective data collection, to research methodologies, the sessions provided exhaustive and deep insights into research.

53 participants attended the workshop and had fruitful interactions with the resource person.

After completion of the sessions, Dr Arunachalam interacted with the Management and Senior Faculty of SJEC on the possibilities of collaborative research. He delivered a presentation on the guidelines involved in engaging with British Universities with MOUs. The Management appreciated Dr Arunachalam for his goodwill towards SJEC and agreed on future interactions and long-term association.

ME: Interaction with Mr John Rodrigues on Collaborizm & CoffeeBot

The Department of Mechanical Engineering organized an interaction with Mr John Rodrigues, Mechanical Engineering-SJEC Alumnus from the Batch of 2016, who was recently featured in the reputed New York Times – United States, for his innovative CoffeeBot – a bot that delivers Coffee within office space and controlled via smartphone.  Mr Clarance, Alumnus from Electronics and Communication Engineering of SJEC from the Class of 2016 also joined in the interaction. The interaction was held on 8th August 2017 at Bishop Aloysius Paul Hall. In a brief presentation, John spoke about his experiences in developing the CoffeeBot and introduced the Collaborizm – a kickstarter-esque website in New York that offers mentorship to innovators. Drawing on his experiences of working on many innovative designs and product developments over the past years, John motivated the students to pursue innovation.

The presentation was followed by an Q&A where John took on the queries from students.

eTIME-2017: Inauguration

The Third Edition of eTIME-2016: FDP and National Conference on Emerging Trends in Mechanical Engineering, organized by the Department of Mechanical Engineering at SJEC in association with Scientific and Academic Publishing – United States, was inaugurated on 4th August 2017 at 9:30 am in Spoorthi Hall in the College Campus.

Dr Sudheer M, Head of the Department of Mechanical Engineering introduced the Department to the gathering, highlighting the recent achievements. He also welcomed the dignitaries and the gathering to the Event and expressed hope and confidence of effective and useful deliberations during the two-day FDP and National Conference.

Inaugurating the Conference, Chief Guest of the ceremony, Dr J.M. Mallikarjuna, Professor from IIT – Madras, spoke about the relevance of the conference, highlighting the need for Institutions and Faculty to be in in touch with the rapidly evolving technologies. Appreciating the timeliness of the conference and the theme, he wished all the participants a useful and productive conference.

As part of the evolving, go-green initiative of the Institution, this edition of eTIME-2017 witnessed the phasing out of Printed Proceedings of the Conference and replacing of the same with soft-copy issued to all in a UDB Drive. The Proceedings were thus released by the dignitaries by uncovering the USB Drive.

Dr Joseph Gonsalvis, Principal – SJEC, in his address cited the 100% renewable energy status of Germany and highlighted the need for developing sustainable technology. Introducing the discipline of Mechanical Engineering as one of the foremost engineering disciplines, Dr Gonsalvis spoke about the contributions of the field to humankind.

In his presidential address, Rev. Fr Wilfred Prakash D’Souza, congratulated the Department on its achievements and spoke about the need to strive towards achieving bigger things and to not let small achievements stagnate us with its smaller glories.

Dr Rio D’Souza, Vice Principal – SJEC and Rev. Fr Rohith D’Costa, Assistant Director – SJEC were present on the occasion and acknowledged the efforts of the organizers.

The inaugural ceremony concluded with a vote of thanks proposed by Dr Shreeranga Bhat, Organizing Secretary of eTIME-2017. The inaugural ceremony was followed by keynote addresses. 

ME-IIC: Industrial visit to Triveni Gears & BEML - Mysore

The Industry Interaction Cell of Mechanical Engineering Department organized a one-day Industrial visit for third year students to Triveni Gears & BEML – Mysore on 27th May, 2017. A total of 20 students along with two Faculty members took part in the visit.

The main objective of this visit was to:

1.     Provide an overview of the Manufacturing Processes involved in the manufacturing of:

a.      Dump Trucks (Mechanical Drive)

b.     Dump Trucks (Electrical Drive)

c.      Water Sprinkler

d.     Motor Grader

2.   Enhance the knowledge of students on different machinery used in the manufacturing of gears & dump trucks.

The Truck Division at Mysore was established in 1986 with a total area of 600 acres. This is Asia’s biggest Dump Truck Factory. Triveni Gears are one of the leading manufacturers of Gears and Gearboxes in India.

The layout of different assembly methods and machines used to manufacture trucks & gears was explained by the company supervisor. Students witnessed different process like assembly of engine parts, heat treatment & machining.

The visit has also enhanced the students’ knowledge on automation and materials processing.

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.  

Alvida 2017

Alvida 2017, the Farewell Programme for the final year PG and UG students of SJEC was organized on Saturday, 13th May 2017, at 10:00 AM in Kalam Auditorium, 5th Floor of Academic Block-II.

Dr Joseph Gonsalvis, Principal-SJEC was the Chief Guest of the programme. Rev. Fr Joseph Lobo, Director-SJEC, presided over the programme. Rev. Fr Rohith D’Costa, Assistant Director-SJEC and Dr Rio D’Souza, Vice Principal-SJEC were the Guests of Honour. Rev. Fr Joseph A Cardoza, Campus Counselor-SJEC and Dr Prakash Pinto-Dean MBA were Special Invitees to the programme. Ms Supriya Salian, Convener-Alvida 2017 was also present on the dais.

The function began with a presentation of motivational videos followed by the invocation of the Divine by Rev Fr Joseph Lobo. Dr Rio D’Souza, Vice Principal-SJEC, welcomed the dignitaries and extended a warm welcome to the gathering. The traditional raising of the toast was performed by Dr Prakash Pinto, Dean-MBA and Ms Eden Rose Fernandes from III Year ECE on behalf of Faculty Community and Student Community respectively. The replies to the toast were delivered by Ms Megha Rachel Kuriyan, IV Civil and Mr Roger Michael Pereira, IV Mechanical on behalf of the outgoing Class of 2017.

This was followed by the presentation of Farewell Video. The Chief Guest, Dr Joseph Gonsalvis addressed the gathering wherein he complemented the students for their achievements in SAE, sports, placements and accreditation. He also advised them to be disciplined, responsible and have a thirst for knowledge. On this occasion, all representatives of final year classes were called on stage by the Director to offer bouquet of flowers to the Principal as a surprise birthday wish. This was followed by the addressing of the gathering by the Director who motivated the outgoing students with his words of wisdom.

The outgoing students were blessed by Rev Fr Joseph A Cardoza, Campus Counselor –SJEC. The curtains were drawn on the programme with the Vote of Thanks delivered by Ms Supriya Salian. Ms Viola Pinto, Assistant Professor-E&C compered the programme. 

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 – IIC: Technical Talk on Water Management and Advances in Water Technology

The Industry Interaction Cell of the Department of Mechanical Engineering at SJEC organized a Technical Talk on Role of youth in water management and Advances in Water Technology on 25th April, 2017 at 3:30 PM in the Bishop Aloysius Paul Hall.

Mr Avin Kajekar, Management Professional and Director of Genio Management Pvt. Ltd, Mangalore, was the resource person. The objective of this programme was to motivate and create awareness among the students to play their role in water management in day to day life and to take up projects in water technology. In his talk, Mr Avin described various ways of water management and how water could be used effectively & efficiently. He also spoke of different ways of controlling usage of water in day to day life.

Mr Avin also included in his presentation, water technologies available and different types of purifiers currently used in the world. Mr Avin also provided suggestions and ideas for students to take up projects in water technologies in their coming semesters. He also mentioned about different funding agencies that funds projects on water technology.

The outcomes of this talk were:

1.     Create awareness about water management and ways of utilising it effectively.

2.     Promote knowledge on water technologies. 

After the presentation, the floor was open for discussion and Mr Avin took on the queries which the students raised.

Around 57 students and 7 Departmental Faculty participated in the event.

Mr Chiranth B.P., Mr. Joel I Concessao, and Mr Binu K.G., the Faculty Coordinators of IIC along with student coordinators: Ashwin Shetty, Duane Gonsalvis,  Kishan, Ashish, and Aditya organized the event.          

Mr Joel I Concessao was the emcee for the event.   

The Industry Interaction Cell expresses its gratitude to The Management - SJEC for their support in organizing this event.

ME-IIC: Industrial visit to Lamina Suspension Products Ltd - Baikampady

The Industry Interaction Cell of Mechanical Engineering Department organized a one-day Industrial visit for pre-final year students to Lamina Springs Pvt. Ltd – Baikampady starting from 25th April, 2017. A total of 50 students along with two Faculty members took part in the visit. The Visit was scheduled for four days for different sections. 

The main objectives of this visit are:

1.     Provide an overview of the Manufacturing Processes involved in manufacturing of Leaf springs

2.     Enhance knowledge on different materials used in the manufacturing processes.

Lamina Suspension Products Ltd., are India's leading Manufacturer, Supplier, Exporter and Dealer of a wide assortment of Leaf Springs, Automobile Leaf Springs which feature higher load capacity, stability and lasting durability. They are also dealing with numerous foreign concerns across the world like USA, UK, Italy, Taiwan, South Korea, France, Saudi Arabia, Singapore, Belgium, Germany, Australia, Finland, Greece, UAE and many others.

The layout of steps followed in manufacturing of leaf springs was explained by the company supervisor. Students witnessed different process like bending, cutting, rolling, heat treatment and various other manufacturing processes.

The visit has enhanced the students’ knowledge on materials and processes used in manufacturing of leaf springs. Also, various difficulties encountered in manufacturing the same were realized.

 

ME: Industrial Visit to TVS Motor Co. Ltd – Hosur

A total of 42 students from 2nd and 3rd year of Mechanical Engineering at SJEC along with two faculty members participated in a one-day industrial visit to TVS Motor Co. Ltd, Hosur on 28th March 2017.

The Team left Mangalore on 27th March 2017 at 10.00 PM and reached Bangalore on 28th March 2017 at 5.30 AM. The team first visited HAL Heritage Centre and Museum at 9.00 AM. It had a large collection of old fighter aircrafts and engines, which HAL has manufactured and developed for the past 77 years. It was an amazing experience for students to watch the jet aircrafts and engines. There was also an Audio-Visual presentation and photo gallery, which depicted the history and growth of HAL.

The Visit to TVS was scheduled for 2.00 PM.  Mr Shyam Kumar P, Industrial Visit Coordinator welcomed the team and handled the visit. Some of the highlights of the visit are as follows.

1.     TVS has 65 companies under its title and the plant at Hosur is called the Mother Plant. It is the biggest plant spread over 370 acres, employs approx. 11,000 employees and produces all kinds of two wheelers and three wheelers including export also.

2.     There are 4 plants. Two plants for Motorcycle production, One for Scooters and Mopeds and last one for three wheelers.

3.     The team visited plant no. 4 where all the Motor cycles were manufactured.

4.     Total production capacity of the plant is 1800 motorcycles per day. It included TVS Star City, Victor, Sports and Apache.

5.     TVS is also producing bikes which are exported to Africa and South East Asian Countries.

6.     It has collaborated with BMW and producing two motorcycles, G3 and Akula. G3 is for Germany market and Akula for Indian market. Both are powered by 350 CC engines.

7.     Students were able to learn and understand concepts like Automation, Practice of TQM in industries, Robotics, Assembly Process, CNC Machining, Importance of Design, Drawings and Dimensions and Work Ethics.

The Visit ended at 5:00 PM and left Bangalore at 9.30 pm reaching Mangalore on 29th March 2017 at 5:00 AM.

IQAC: workshop on Quality Assurance in Engineering Education through OBE

A Two-Day workshop on Quality Assurance in Engineering Education through OBE was organized by the Internal Quality Assurance Cell (IQAC) of SJEC on 30-31 January 2017 at Spoorthi Seminar Hall in the 7th Floor of Academic Block III.


The workshop began with a brief inaugural ceremony. The Vice Principal and Chairperson of IQAC, Dr Rio D’Souza, welcomed the gathering. Further, he gave an overview of the workshop to all the participants. Dr Joseph Gonsalvis, Principal of SJEC spoke about the importance of quality assurance in engineering education. Rev. Fr Joseph Lobo, Director of SJEC in his presidential address expressed his concern on the quality of Engineering Education in general, and encouraged the participation of faculty to enhance the same. Dr Shreeranga Bhat, coordinator of the workshop proposed the vote of thanks, while Ms Ramya, Assistant Professor in the Department of Mechanical Engineering compered the ceremony.


A total of 50 delegates participated in this workshop.

 

The Workshop was spread over 8 sessions on the following topics.

1.     Overview OBE, Necessity for adaptation, Concepts of OBE

2.     PEOs, POs, PSOs, and Bloom’s taxonomy

3.     Curriculum Gap analysis, and Benchmarking the teaching learning practices.

4.     Writing Course Outcomes; Course Articulation Matrix; Considering taxonomies, Program articulation matrix; CO- PO mapping

5.     Learning styles and Designing activities for effective attainment of COs and POs

6.     Course Assessment, Programme Assessment and attainment

7.     Overview of NBA-OBE requirements

8.     Continuous improvement by Standard Operating Procedure (SOP)

Training and Placements: Aptitude Training for Pre-Final Years

APTITUDE is something very important for students who are trying to enter corporate world or going to write any competitive exam. An individual with good aptitude skills are considered better than others because they are quick in analysing, adapting, and good at problem solving. Thus aptitude has become the most important soft skill these days.

SJEC facilitated the first phase of aptitude training program for all the pre - final year students from 27.01.17 to 31.01.17 for 5 days. The training was conducted by JV Global LLP Services. About 400 students underwent the training program.

Trainers appreciated the student quality at SJEC. They also mentioned that they are very good at their verbal and communication skills. Students also attended the aptitude training program in large numbers and expressed their satisfaction of learning the contents that is necessary to shape the future of their career.

SJEC Recognized as Virtual Labs Nodal Center

SJEC has been recognized as the Virtual Labs Nodal Center, by the Participating Institute NITK, Surathkal.  Virtual Labs is a project initiated by the Ministry of Human Resource Development, Government of India, under the National Mission on Education through Information and Communication Technology. These labs, developed by the faculties from the top technical institutions of the country, address the issue of lack of good laboratory facilities, as well as trained teachers, by making remote simulation-based experimentation possible through the internet.

The form of Expression of Interest (EOI) for usage of Virtual Labs has been signed by the Institution in the month of March 2016 and has been renewed in the month of January 2017 in the presence of Dr K. V. Gangadharan, Participating Institute Coordinator who is also Professor and Head of Mechanical Engineering NITK, Surathkal, Rev Fr. Joseph J. Lobo, Director SJEC, Dr Joseph Gonsalvis, Principal SJEC, Dr Rio D’Souza, Vice Principal SJEC, Dr Prakash Pinto Dean-MBA SJEC, Dr Sudheer M, Professor and Head of Mechanical Engineering, SJEC, Mr Ravikantha Prabhu, Assistant Professor and Nodal Center Coordinator, SJEC. This EOI of Virtual Labs usage is valid up to 31st December 2017.

The Virtual Lab Nodal Center at SJEC greatly benefited both faculties and students of all Engineering disciplines. 

EEE: Field visit to SELCO Foundation

On 13th January 2017, as a first step taken by the Department of Electrical and Electronics Engineering of SJEC in partnership with SELCO foundation after signing of the MOU towards the problem statement exchange program which is a key feature of the MOU. This field visit was coordinated by Mr Deepesh S K, Assistant Professor in the Department of EEE.

Eleven faculty members (9 from Department of Electrical and Electronics Engineering and 2 from Mechanical Engineering) along with 33 students (23 from EEE and 10 from Mechanical Engineering) participated in the field visit. The filed visit was conducted to find problem statements which are socially relevant and could result in innovative projects in future. During the visit, the faculty members and the student group visited Janashikshana centre, Mudipu and Government High School, Salethur. This field visit will be followed by a Solar Technician Program scheduled in the Manipal rural lab of SELCO from 19-21st Jan 2017. The problem statements identified by the students were reported to the Faculty Coordinator based on which a selected group of 20 students will get trained in the certified Suryamitra Program.

ME: FDP on Condition Monitoring

The Department of Mechanical Engineering at St Joseph Engineering College – Vamanjoor, conducted a two-day Faculty Development Program on Condition Monitoring, on 9th & 10th January 2017 in Spoorthi Conference Hall, 7th Floor of Academic Block – III. This FDP was an attempt to make the particpants aware of Condition Monitoring aspects of Mechanical & Electrical machines as well as to provide a platform for industry-institute people to interact & brainstorm for improvement of efficiency by using condition monitoring. 

Dr Gangadharan K V, Professor & HOD, Dept of Mechanical Engineering, NITK - Surathkal was the Chief Guest of the inaugural programme. Dr Joseph Gonsalvis, Principal-SJEC presided over the programme. Dr Sudheer M, HOD, Department of the Mechanical Engineering, Dr Purushotham Chippar, Organizing Seceretary were present on the dais.

The FDP was inaugurated by lighting of the lamp by the dignataries. Dr. Sudheer M, HOD, Mechanical Engineering introduced the Chief Guest & welcomed the gathering.

Dr Gangadharan K.V. delivered the key note address on Basics of Condition Monitoring  Techniques, in which he explained various aspects related to real-time monitoring of condition of machines with an analogy of human health monitoring. He urged the participants to initiate awareness &  responsibilities among educators and students towards utilizing Virtual LABs an Initiative of Ministry of Human Resource Development (MHRD) Under the National Mission on Education through ICT.

Mr Ganesh Bhatt, Head of the Maintenance Department, BASF - Mangaluru, was the second speaker of the programme. Mr Bhatt delivered a talk on Maintenance Practices in Process Industries. Later, Mr Krishna Balamurali, Principal Engineer, NV Dynamics - Bengaluru, delivered a presentation on Condition Monitoring, Specific to Vibration Analysis & Demonstration of Instruments & Measurements used in DATA Acquision & analysis.

On the second day of the programme, Dr Srinivas Pai, Professor, Department of Mechanical Engineering, NMAMIT, Nitte, delivered a talk on Condition Monitoring of Rolling Elements Bearing and Gears. Mr Keshav Nayak, MRPL - Mangaluru discussed about various aspects on Troubleshooting of Rotary Equipments in Refinery sing Vibration Analysis.                                    

Dr Purushothama Chippar, Associate Professor - SJEC, Mangaluru, provided insights on A Step towards next Gen HUMS in Helicopters. In the afternoon session Mr Santosh C. Assistant Business Manager, AIMIL Ltd. Delivered hands-on training on latest condition monitoring equipments.

The FDP concluded by a Valedictory speech by Dr Sudheer M, HOD of Mechanical Engineering Department  at SJEC.

Aerospace Awareness Programme at SJEC

SAEINDIA SJEC Collegiate Club organized an Aerospace Awareness Programme in association with Society of Automotive Engineers INDIA and Aerospace Board of Bangalore Section on 24th November 2016 for students of nearby engineering colleges of Mangaluru region keeping in view the career opportunities and challenges in the Aerospace industry.

The program was inaugurated by Mr Munirathnam, Chairman SAEINDIA Bangalore Section who also briefed the gathering about the objectives and activities of SAEINDIA. Mr Damodaran Subramanian, Senior Vice President, SAFRAN Engineering Services delivered the key note address on Opportunities and Challenges in Aerospace Industry. Mr. Dinesh Manoharan, Senior Manager, UCAL-JAP Systems LTD, Chennai, educated the students about construction and design of Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (UAV) and explained the guidelines of Manoveagam, a competition where students will design, build and fly an aircraft.

More than 150 students participated in the programme. Rev. Fr Rohith D’Costa, Assistant Director, presided over the function. Dr Rio D’Souza, Vice Principal was the Guest of Honour. Dr Sudheer M HOD – ME, Mr. Vijay V.S. Senior Faculty Advisor, Mr Yatish Kumar K, Additional Faculty Advisor, and Mr Dilish Joy Lobo, Student Chairman, conducted the proceedings.

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.

ISTE: Technical Talk on Nanofluids by Prof. Shuichi Torii

A Technical Talk and Interaction was organized by the Indian Society for Technical Education (I.S.T.E) SJEC Students’ Chapter on 31th August 2016 for the students of Mechanical Engineering Department. The topic presented was Nanofluids by Prof. Shuichi Torii, Assistant Director and Professor in the Department of Mechanical System Engineering, Kumamoto University (College of Cross-Cultural and Multidisciplinary Studies) - Japan from 10:15 am to 12:00 noon in Spoorthi Conference Hall, 7th Floor of Academic Block - III.

The programme began at 10:15 a.m. with the prayer song sung by choir team led by Mr Joshwin Sequeira. Mr Vicky Vaz, ISTE Student Coordinator gave a brief introduction to ISTE SJEC Students' Chapter to the audience. Ms Gautami Shetty, ISTE Student Coordinator, welcomed the gathering. Mr Noel Shiri, ISTE SJEC Chapter Chairman, introduced the Chief Guest, Prof. Shuichi Torii and gave a detailed description of the research work and achievements of Prof. Torii to the gathering.  

Rev. Fr Rohith D'Costa, In-charge Director – SJEC, Dr Ajay Kumar Yadav, Professor, Department of Mechanical Engineering, NITK, and Dr Sudheer M, Head of Mechanical Engineering, were the Guests of Honour; Dr Rio D' Souza, Vice Principal – SJEC, presided over the function.

Dr Rio D’souza, Vice Principal of SJEC delivered the presidential talk to the gathering. He told about the importance of such technical talks, and gave brief introduction to Nanotechnology and the challenge set by Richard Feynman which led to the development of Nanotechnology. He gave an example of storing giga-bytes of data in a chip as small as a pin head, which can be possible only through Nanotechnology. He talked about recycling and how it could be possible through Nanotechnology. He appreciated the efforts of ISTE in organizing such a good technical talk. He also thanked Dr Ajay Kumar Yadav in helping SJEC to bring Prof. Shuichi Torii for technical talk. He thanked Prof. Shuichi Torii for agreeing to give this Technical talk. He then called upon all the gathering to benefit from this technical talk. Later a Memento and a gift were given to Prof. Shuichi Torii by Director-in-charge Rev. Fr Rohith D’Costa as a token of love and appreciation.

Technical talk on Turbulent Heat Transfer behaviour of Nano Fluid in a circular tube heated under constant heat flux was presented by Prof. Shuichi Torii. He started his talk by showing the location of Kumamoto, Japan in the world map and how far it is from India. He gave a brief history of Japan and specifically about Kumamoto University and the legends born from this university. He also told about the recent earthquake which struck Japan and how international news channels like CNN, BBC gave wrong information about the whole of Kumamoto city being destroyed in earthquake, but in reality only a small town outside of Kumamoto was affected by the earthquake.

Later in the talk Prof. Shuichi Torii described what exactly a Nano-Fluid is. He stated that it’s a fluid with particles less than 100nm in diameter suspended in a conventional fluid like water, engine oil or any other fluid etc. Then he continued by showing a brief history of all the research works done on Nanofluids. He stated that the research on Nano-Fluids is particularly recent i.e. around after 1980s. All the research being done is on Convective Heat Transfer on laminar flow of Nanofluids. They see the thermal conductivity of the Nano-Fluids against the concentration of Nanofluids. Generally, the Nano-fluids include agglomeration of Alumina or Graphene or Carbon Nanotubes in traditional fluids. He even told about Nano Fluid technology and its Current Status and Future Research scope. Prof. Shuichi Torii stressed that in Industries, turbulent flow is of higher importance than laminar flow. Therefore his research is about Thermal Conductivity of Nano-Fluids in turbulent flow. He shows the compounding of Nano Particles of Cu and Al2O3 with water. He showed the thermal conductivity and normalised conductivity against the concentration of the Nanoparticles. His research is being done in the Shockwave and condensed matter research centre of Kumamoto University. Here he uses dynamite to make Nano-particles of diamond using detonation and shock application. It’s a low cost and easy process of producing Nano-Diamonds. His research of nano-fluid is water + Nano-Diamonds. He also showed the Zeta potential of Nano- Diamonds in fluid.

His future vision is in cooling systems by the usage of Nanofluids as coolants where higher performance and lower size can be achieved. He ends the talk on a positive note on the Main Research topics on the Enhancement of nano-fluids, Heat transfer performance, Aggregate Nano-Particles and how to separate them. The talk was followed by interaction with mechanical engineering students.

Dr. Ajay Kumar Yadav suggested all the students to read some books and watch the video lectures on Nano-Fluids. He also gave the information on the international symposium which is held in Japan every year around the month of March and requested the students and staff members to apply. After the technical talk a Memento was presented to Dr. Ajay Kumar Yadav by Dr. Sudheer M, Head of Mechanical Engineering, SJEC. Vote of thanks given by Mr. Loy Fernandes, President of ISTE-SJEC Students’ chapter.

eTIME-2016: Day - 1, Inaugural and FDP

The second edition of eTIME-2016, the two-day FDP and National Conference on Emerging Trends in Mechanical Engineering organized by the Department of Mechanical Engineering was inaugurated in 5th August, 2016 at 9:30 am. Dr K. Narayan Prabhu, Head of the Metallurgical and Materials Engineering Department at NITK – Surathkal was the Chief Guest for the event. Rev. Fr Rohith D’Costa, Director – Incharge of SJEC presided over the inaugural ceremony. Dr Joseph Gonsalvis, Principal – SJEC, Dr Rio D’Souza, Vice Principal – SJEC, Dr Sudheer M, Head of the Mechanical Engineering Department, Dr Purushothama Chippar, Organizing Secretary of eTIME-2016 along with Dr James Valder, Convener of the FDP, were the other dignitaries on the dais.

 

Dr Sudheer M, welcomed the gathering and provided an overview of the Department of Mechanical Engineering, highlighting the key achievements of the Department. Addressing the gathering, Dr Prabhu spoke about the significance of academic conferences and FDPs and highlighted the academic and research interest in the field of transport phenomenon. Dr Joseph Gonsalvis spoke about the need for sustained research and not research for the sake of PhD degree. The necessity of bringing out tangible outcomes was stressed upon. In his presidential address, Rev. Fr Rohith D’Costa, requested the faculty to inspire the students to be researchers and produce the next generation Bill Gates and Steve Jobs from India.

 

Four sessions were held on Day – 1 as part of the Pre-Conference Faculty Development Program. The details of the sessions are provided below.

 

Session – 1: 10.45 am to 12.00 pm

Dr K Narayan Prabhu 
Professor and Head - Department of Metallurgical and Materials Engineering.

National Institute of Technology (NITK), Surathkal, Karnataka, India.

Title: Thermal Transport Phenomenon in Materials Processing 

Session – 2: 12:00 pm – 1:15 pm
Dr Sathyashankara Sharma 
Professor - Department of Mechanical and Manufacturing Engineering 
Manipal Institute of Technology 
Manipal, Karnataka, India.

Title: Heat Treatment of Non-Ferrous Metals and Metal Matrix Composites

 

Session – 3: 2:00 pm – 3:15 pm

Dr Srinivas Pai P 
Professor - Department of Mechanical Engineering,

NMAM Institute of Technology, Nitte, Karkala, Karnataka, . 

Title: Vibration Signal Analysis for Machining and other Applications

 

Session – 4: 3:30 pm to 5:00 pm

Dr B. Surendra Rao 
Professor of History (Retd.), Mangalore University 
Mangalore, Karnataka. 

Title: Joy of Doing Research 

 

Day-2 of eTIME-2016 is expected to witness the participation of 50 delegates from various institutions across the country presenting their papers on frontier areas of research in Mechanical Engineering.

ME: Two-Day FDP on Automation and Robotics

A two-day Faculty Development Program on Automation and Robotics was organized by the Department of Mechanical Engineering at SJEC - Vamanjoor, Mangaluru on 15th and 16th July, 2016. The FDP was inaugurated by Mr D. N. Vasuki, CEO of 4i Projects – Bengaluru on 15th July, 2016 at 9:00 am. The ceremony was presided over by Rev. Fr Joseph Lobo, Director – SJEC. Dr Prakash Pinto, Principal (In-charge) - SJEC and Dr Rio D’Souza, Vice Principal - SJEC, graced the occasion as Guests of Honour.

Mr Mohan Raj from MTAB – Chennai, Prof. Dr Muralidhara from NMAMIT – Nitte, Mr Abhinav Sood from FANUC INDIA Pvt. Ltd, Mr Milind Taware from Bosch Rexroth, Mr Himanshu Kumar from Indwell Automation and Training – Pune, along with Mr D.N. Vasuki, were the resource persons. The FDP was attended by 40 delegates from various Engineering Colleges in the region. Dr Sudheer M, Professor and Head of Mechanical Engineering, was the Organizing Secretary of the FDP. Mr Binu KG, Mr Santhosh H, and Ms Chaithra V, faculty in the Department of Mechanical Engineering, were the coordinators.

Mr D. N. Vasuki in his session spoke about the evolution of industrial automation across the globe. The reasons for India’s slow growth in the field, mainly the government policies, high capital investment and high ROI periods were discussed. Mr Vasuki also spoke about the current challenges in automation industry and the way forward.

Mr Mohan Raj from MTAB – Chennai introduced to the audience the basics of robotics and dwelled on the various robot programming techniques (online and offline mode). He also demonstrated the programming details of a robot using Aristo SIM and workspace software.

Dr Muralidhara’s topic of presentation was Kinematics of Robots. Dr Muralidhara explained the evaluation of displacement matrix to locate the position of an end affecter of a robot with respect to its base. He also showcased the use of LABVIEW for mechanical engineering projects with various case studies.

Mr Abhinav Sood from FANUC India showcased to the audience the state-of-the-art robots being manufactured at FANUC for a variety of applications across the globe. Excellent videos of different categories of Robots and their working were demonstrated.

Mr Milind Taware from Bosch Rexroth introduced the application of PLCs in automation industries. The basic components of PLC systems and the wiring methods were touched upon.

Mr Himanshu Kumar from Indwell Automation and Training – Pune conducted a day-long session on PLC programming. The morning session focused on development of programs for various examples starting from a simple lamp-on application to traffic signal control and timer circuits using ladder programming techniques. The afternoon session was an hands-on session on PLC programming using Codesys software. 

ME: MOU with V&G Industrial Testing Laboratories – Mangaluru

The Department of Mechanical Engineering at SJEC signed a Memorandum of Understanding with V&G Industrial Testing Laboratories Pvt. Ltd – Mangaluru on 9th July, 2016. The MOU relates to the training and use of Non Destructive Testing (NDT) techniques among the students and faculty of SJEC. For SJEC, the agreement was signed by Dr Sudheer M, HOD – Mechanical Engineering, Dr Joseph Gonsalvis, Principal – SJEC, and Rev. Fr Joseph Lobo, Director – SJEC. On behalf of V&G, the agreement was signed by Mr Girish Babu, Executive Director.

As per the agreement, the parties will work towards training the Mechanical Engineering students of SJEC towards becoming skilled NDT professionals. Dr Sudheer M, HOD – ME, opined that this MOU will work in the lines of Skill India campaign launched by the GOI to generate skilled engineers. Dr Sudheer also thanked V&G for their interest and participation in this process. Mr Girish Babu, Executive Director – V&G, expressed his interest in contributing towards the practical understanding and hands-on skills of the students in the field of structural integrity and material testing.

According to the MOU, initiatives will be taken to provide industrial exposure to not only students but also the faculty. Mr Babu also sought the expertise of the Faculty in the Department of Mechanical Engineering to provide training to employees of V&G to improve their understanding of the underlying theoretical concepts in material testing. Dr Joseph Gonsalvis, Principal – SJEC welcomed the MOU and wished the parties the very best in their future endeavors. Dr Gonsalvis also stated that this MOU is one of the many steps taken by SJEC in promoting industrial interaction and partnerships. Rev. Fr Joseph Lobo, Director – SJEC congratulated the Department of Mechanical Engineering and V&G on the ratification of this MOU and made the observation that, industrial collaborations are vital for the success of engineering education.

 

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.

Inauguration of SAEINDIA-SJEC Collegiate Club

The Inaugural function of the Society of Automotive Engineers India (SAEINDIA) Collegiate Club at SJEC was successfully held on 5th April 2016 at Spoorthi Hall, Academic Block III. Mr. J. Munirathnam, Chairman, SAEINDIA Bangalore Session was the Chief Guest of the program and delivered the inaugural address on the topic Disruptive Approach in Automobile and Aerospace Sectors. Rev. Fr Joseph Lobo, Director - SJEC presided over the function.

Mr K.P. Murthy, Vice Chairman, SAEINDIA Bangalore Session and Dr Joseph Gonsalvis, Principal – SJEC, were the Guests of Honour. Mr K. P. Murthy highlighted the importance of SAE Club and suggested it to be considered as Centre of Activity of the College. Dr Sudheer M, HOD-ME introduced the guests and delivered the welcome address. Mr Dilish Joy Lobo, Student Chairman laid out the goals and purposes of the Collegiate Club. Mr Vijay V.S., Senior Faculty Advisor of the Club proposed the vote of thanks. Mr Yatish Kumar K, Additional Faculty Advisor and various Faculty members of Mechanical Department were present.

The inaugural function was followed by a technical talk by Mr Purushotham S Joshi, Business Development Manager at SAEINDIA Bangalore Session on Design and Manufacturing of All Terrain Vehicle. Students participated enthusiastically and had a good interaction with the resource persons. During the program, the first batch of office bearers of SAEINDIA – SJEC Collegiate club received the SAE membership cards and the logo for the Collegiate Club was also unveiled to mark the official inauguration of SAEINDIA – SJEC Collegiate Club.

Video-conference: Hydraulics in Agriculture

The Industry Interaction Cell (IIC), Mechanical Engineering, organized a video conference on the topic Hydraulics in Agriculture, which was scheduled on 6 September 2014, from 10:15 to 11:40 am, in the E-Seminar Hall, Academic Block III.

The insightful talk was delivered by Mr Sharath Dominic D’Souza, Manager, Component Development & Material Management, Mahindra & Mahindra, Mumbai. An alumnus of SJEC and a brilliant student, Mr Sharath D’Souza was awarded the Best Outgoing Student 2006, Mechanical Engineering. After graduation, he worked in SKF Sealing Solution till 2010 and completed his Masters degree in Material Management from Birla Institute of Technology & Science, Pilani, Rajasthan. He holds a patent in Pump De-Clutching Mechanism.

The discussion on the application of hydraulics included a detailed listing of hydraulic components and technologies used in tractors such as: hydraulic steering, aux valve braking, e-hitch, pumps, etc. It was followed by a description of operation, manufacturing technology and materials used. A video on operation of various components was presented and future technologies currently being developed for hydraulic applications in tractors, were also discussed. The speaker included many interesting facts about mechanization of agriculture in India and details of Companies involved in hydraulic machineries. The talk was followed by an interaction with the students.

The video conference was attended by nearly 70 students of third and fourth year Mechanical Engineering. Student coordinators, Mr Varun Kajava and Mr Suhail Clinton, and Mr Binu K G, Faculty Coordinator-IIC were also present. Mr Clyde Tellis and Mr Govind were the emcees. Mr Melroy Furtado rendered the invocation and Mr Reuben Lasrado handled the video conference console.

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.

Video conference - Insights into Design Analysis using ANSYS

The Industry Interaction Cell of the Department of Mechanical Engineering organized a video conference on “Insights into Design Analysis using ANSYS”, on 10th May, 2014 at 11:00 AM in the CPDP Hall of Academic Block – III.

Ms Jomin Miriam Easo, Senior Design Engineer from QuEST Global, Bangalore, was the speaker. Ms Jomin began her talk by highlighting the design process and types of analysis. In her talk, she provided an overview of design analysis of locomotive structures using ANSYS. The talk aimed at helping the students relate the design concepts learnt in class with real time applications in industry. Ms Jomin offered insights into best practices involved in using ANSYS. She also provided an introduction of the engines used in the locomotives of GE Transportation.

Ms Jomin also spoke about the need to possess strong basics and the need to stay connected professionally to grow in the industry. Ms Jomin also delivered an introductory section on Six Sigma and its influence on quality assurance.

After the presentation, the floor was opened for discussion and Ms Jomin Miriam Easo took on the queries which the students raised.

Around 70 students and 4 faculty members participated in the event. Mr Binu KG, Faculty Coordinator of IIC along with student coordinators: Mr Varun Kajava, Mr Clyde Tellis, and Mr Suhail Clinton organized the event. Mr Nestor and Mr Melroy Furtado offered the invocation. Mr Reuben Lasrado handled the video conference facilities. Mr Anurag prepared the posters. Mr Govind MG was the emcee for the event.      

Video conference: Stress Engineering of Aircraft Interiors

The Industry Interaction Cell of the Department of Mechanical Engineering organized a video conference on “Stress Engineering of Aircraft Interiors & 10 Commandments for a Successful Mechanical Engineer” on 21st April, 2014 at 7:45 AM in the CPDP Hall of Academic Block – III.

Mr Sandeep Sachidanandan, Senior Stress Engineer at Dassault Falcon Jet Corp. USA was the resource person. In his talk, Mr Sandeep illustrated the responsibilities of a Stress Engineer in Avionics Industry and described the role played by Stress Engineers in ensuring the recommended safety criterion. He then presented a case study of designing an Aircraft interior cabinet and correlating FEA analysis results with that of experimental monument tests and demonstrated the accuracy and validity of the analysis process.

Mr Sandeep also included in his presentation his suggestions for the students in becoming successful Mechanical Engineers. He called these suggestions, which were derived out of his own experiences, as “The 10 Commandments for a Successful Mechanical Engineer”. The 10 commandments were: 1) Be a people’s person 2) Do real world projects 3) Work on what you are good at 4) Strong Math and Physics background 5) Budget and Schedule every work 6) Good communication skills 7) Be proud of your specialization 8) Possess multidisciplinary skills 9) Have some meaningful hobbies/interests outside studies 10) Ask questions – be curious.

After the presentation, the floor was opened for discussion and Mr Sandeep took on the queries which the students raised.

Around 60 students and 10 faculty members participated in the event. Rev. Fr Rohith D’Costa, Assistant Director – SJEC and Dr Thirumaleshwar Bhat, HOD – Mechanical Engineering were also present for the talk.

Mr Binu KG, Faculty Coordinator of IIC, along with student coordinators: Mr Varun Kajava, Mr Clyde Tellis, and Mr Suhail Clinton organized the event. Mr Nestor and Mr Melroy Furtado offered the invocation. Mr Reuben Lasrado was instrumental in setting up the video conference facilities. Mr Rajath Mayya prepared the posters. Mr Clyde Tellis and Mr Govind MG were the emcees for the event.      

PRERANA-Three day workshop on Employability Skills

PRERANA-Three day workshop on Employability Skills

4th to 6th March 2014

Report

The Department of Mechanical Engineering of St Joseph Engineering College, Mangalore, successfully conducted three day workshop PRERANA on Employability Skills for the benefit of Junior Training Officers (JTO) of various Industrial Training Institute in Dakshina Kannada from 4th to 6th March 2014. About 30 participants from 17 Industrial Training Institute in Dakshina Kannada and Udupi are participated in this workshop.  The inaugural ceremony of the workshop was held on 4th at 11.00 AM in Bethania hall. Mr. Y. N. Salian, Principal, Mulky Ramakrishna Punja Industrial Training Institute was the chief guest during the function. Rev. Fr Joseph Lobo, Director, SJEC, Rev. Fr Ajith Menezes, Rev. Fr Rohith D’Costa, Asst. Directors, SJEC and Dr. Rio D’Souza, Vice-Principal, SJEC were guest of honour. Dr. Joseph Gonsalvis, Principal, SJEC was president of the function. Dr. Thirumaleshwara Bhat, Head of Mechanical Engineering Department, SJEC and Convener of the Workshop and Mr. Ravikantha Prabhu, Asst Professor, ME, SJEC and Coordinator of the Workshop were the dignitaries on the dais. Mr. Anil Melwyn Rego, Asst. Professor, ME, SJEC was the Master of Ceremony for the inaugural session.

A session on ‘Constitution of India and Professional Ethics’ was conducted by Mr. Eugine D’ Cunha. The workshop also included a session on ‘Environment Education’ by Mrs. Ivy Savia Dantis. Mr. Bhaskar M. G made a presentation focusing mainly on the ‘Communication skills’, Followed by a session on ‘Labour Welfare Legislation’ by Mr. John Paul Vas. All the technical sessions were excellent and every participant appreciated the efforts of the resource persons.

The second day (5th  March, 2014) proceedings started with session by Mr. Noel Deepak Shiri on the topic ‘Occupational safety, health and environment’. Followed by session on the topic ‘Entrepreneurship skill’ Mr. Ramanuja C M. The afternoon sessions were devoted to the Laboratory and hands on training conducted by Mr. Ravikantha Prabhu on ‘Basic operations of Microsoft Word, Microsoft Excel and Microsoft Power Point’. The session was held in the department CAD/ CAM Laboratory.

The third day (6th March, 2014) proceedings started with Laboratory sessions, Mr. Sathyenra Bhat J and Mr. Christopher Cutinho conducted laboratory sessions on ‘Basics of Computer, windows, internet and WEB browser’. The session was held in the department CAED Laboratory, Followed by session on ‘5S Workspace Organization’ by Mr. Shreeranga Bhat.

An interactive session on role of Junior Training Officers in development of Industrial Training Institution was conducted by Mr. Giridhar Salian, Grade I Principal, Govt. Industrial Training Institute Kadri Hills, Mangalore, who was the chief guest of valedictory function.

The workshop was helpful to all the participants, it was also the first of its kind which was organized for Junior Training Officers (JTO) of various Industrial Training Institute and all the participants enjoyed the sessions and the hospitality. The department and the Convener received accolades from the management.

PROTHSAHAN-2014

The Department of Mechanical Engineering, conducted three day workshop “PROTHSAHAN” on technical skill enhancement for technical staff of various Engineering colleges in and around Mangalore.The inaugural ceremony of the workshop was held on 23rd January at 9.30 AM in department seminar hall. Mr. H. S. Varadarajan, chief fire officer, Mangalore region was the chief guest during the function. Rev. Fr. AjithMenezes, Director-Incharge, SJEC, Rev. Fr. RohithD’Costa, Asst. Director, SJEC, Dr. Joseph Gonsalvis, Principal, SJEC, Dr. Rio D’Souza, Vice-Principal,SJEC, Dr. ThirumaleshwaraBhat, Head of Mechanical Engineering Department,Mr. Rudolf D’ Souza, Senior Lecturer, Mech and Mr. RavikanthaPrabhu, Asst Prof, Mech, were the dignitaries on the dais.

Mr. H. S. Varadarajan,emphasized on Fire and safety aspects and his team demonstrated the challenges and skills required to efficiently handle any disasters.

A session on‘Communication skills’, was conducted byMr. Bhaskar M. G and Mr. Ramanuja C. M. The workshop also included a session on Occupational Safety and Health by Mr. Noel DeepakShiri, followed by session on the topic 5S Workspace Organization by Mr. Shrirangha Bhat. The resource personnel for these sessions were Assistant Professors in the Department of Mechanical Engineering, SJEC.

Laboratory sessions were undertaken by Mr. Rolvin D’ Silva, Mr. Binu K. G, Mr. Prathviraj , Mr. Pruthviloy , Mr. Sushanth, Mr. Chiranth , Mr. Sharunand Mr. John Paul Vas, Asst. Prof., MECH, SJEC. The agenda was to explain the theory behind the experiments conducted in various Mechanical Engineering labs and to enhance the knowledge and install confidence in participants.Mr. Rudolf D’ Souza, Mr. Lancy Lawrence Pinto, Workshop supervisor, added few words of encouragement and stressed on safety while working in the lab.

An interactive session on “Teaching methodology”was conducted by Prof. Abdul Khader, Head of Mechanical Engineering Department, Karnataka Polytechnic Mangalore, who was the chief guest of valedictory function.

The workshop was helpful to all the participants, it was also the first of its kind which was organized for lab instructors and all the participants enjoyed the sessions and the hospitality. The department and the Convener received accolades from the management and the function was concluded with National Anthem.

Industrial visit to "GWASF-Quality Casting - Baikampady"

The Industry Interaction Cell (IIC) of Mechanical Engineering Department organized an Industrial visit for the 220 students of second year to "GWASF - Quality Casting - Baikampady" from 24.10.2017 to 27.10.2017.


The main objective of this visit was to:
1. Give an overview of the manufacturing process - Metal Casting in particular
    a. Pattern Section
    b. Molding Section
    c. Melting Section
    d. Fettling and Cleaning
    e. Inspection

2. Enhance the knowledge of the students on Heat treatment, Welding, Machining and Non destructive testing

GWASF manufactures a range of castings in a large variety of alloys from a weight range of 10 kg to 450 kg. The castings are designed and manufactured to meet international safety standards such as the European PED for pressure  vessel castings and Llyods/DNV for marine applications. The industry also manufactures products like pumps casing and safety valves. GWASF has a large base of sub-contractors and in-house machining facilities. The company has high end machining capabilities for tight tolerance components. Components are surface finished, painted and pressure tested according to customers' requirements. 

The visit enhanced the knowledge of the students on Metal Casting manufacturing process.