After successfully organizing two editions of eTIME – National Conference on Emerging Trends in Mechanical Engineering, the Department of Mechanical Engineering at SJEC brings to you eTIME 2017. eTIME series is an attempt to bring together a congregation of academicians, researchers, and industry personnel on a common platform to share, discuss, and disseminate information on emerging trends in Mechanical Engineering. Engineering education in India is witnessing a remarkable transition to a more focussed research-centric process leading to innovation and growth. Material science is a key area gaining tremendous research impetus. The complex manufacturing requirements of today necessitates smart functional materials whose properties could be controlled by the user. Research in composite materials is producing quality materials which are slowly replacing traditional homogenous materials. With increasing severity of modern day machines, tribological aspects of contact surfaces and lubrication efficiency is also generating continued research interest. Research in energy engineering is being continuously driven to bring forth clean sustainable energy. Nanotechnology as expected is finding its way into every field of mechanical engineering. Nanofluids with interesting rheological properties is also experiencing renewed interest. Complexity of manufacturing and costly resources has also led to research interest being generated in production and quality control engineering.

eTIME 2017 will bring to the table latest developments in the above-mentioned research areas. It is an opportunity for researchers in this region and elsewhere to meet, discuss and look at possibilities of forming research groups on specific topics leading to more synergised work. The conference will be held on August 4th & 5th, 2017 in the college premises.

Pre-conference Workshop

A pre-conference workshop will be organized on the first day followed by the formal inauguration. The workshop is intended to provide the participating delegates an opportunity to listen to and interact with eminent subject experts from reputed institutes and industry. Four sessions will be conducted in relevant areas of interest.

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About SJEC

SJEC is a premier educational Institution affiliated to Visvesvaraya Technological University, Belgaum, Karnataka State and is recognized by the All India Council for Technical Education (AICTE), New Delhi. Established in 2002, the Institution offers top notch education in Engineering, Business Administration and Computer Applications at UG, PG, and Research levels. It has well qualified staff, state-of- the-art laboratories, research centers and other facilities. At present, about 2500 students are pursuing their studies in various disciplines in this Institution. The college also provides a variety of co- curricular and extra-curricular activities which help students in their overall growth and personality development.

About the Departments

The Department of Mechanical Engineering was established in the year 2002 with the vision of nurturing technically competent and socially responsible Engineering Professionals. Alma mater to more than 1000 Graduate Engineers over the past 14 glorious years; the Department has soared to newer heights with the efforts of the well qualified and dedicated faculty and state-of- the-art infrastructure. The Department offers Undergraduate (B.E.), Post Graduate (M.Sc. Engineering by Research), and Doctoral (Ph.D) programme; with an annual intake of 180 candidates for B.E. Mechanical Engineering programme. The Department believes in the overall growth of a student in curricular, co-curricular and extra-curricular activities and encourages them to participate in various paper presentations, seminars, workshops, industrial visits and other technical activities and strives to prepare students for carriers across a broad range of industries. The faculty and research scholars in the Department are actively involved in research and have published their research in many national and international journals in fields of Composite Materials, Tribology, Fuel Cells, Spray Forming, Lean Manufacturing and Six Sigma. All of the Department’s laboratories and workshops are accessible to students for conducting project work, curricular lab work and other mini projects. The Department proudly announces re-accreditation of its B.E. Mechanical Engineering programme by the NBA for the second time which is valid till June 2019.

Papers are invited from the following topics but are not limited to:

Thermal Engineering (Track 1)

  1. IC-Engines
  2. Heat and Mass Transfer
  3. Refrigeration and Air Conditioning
  4. Computational Fluid Dynamics

Machine Design (Track 2)

  1. Mechanism design
  2. Modelling and Analysis
  3. Tribology
  4. Vibration / Condition Monitoring

Alternate Energy Resources (Track 3)

  1. Bio-fuels
  2. Fuel Cells
  3. Batteries
  4. Nuclear Energy

Advanced Materials (Track 4)

  1. Composites (Polymers/Metal Matrix)
  2. Metals and Alloys
  3. Smart Materials and Structures
  4. Nanomaterials and Nanofluids
  5. MEMS / NEMS

Industrial Engineering and Management (Track 5)

  1. Optimization / Simulation
  2. SQC
  3. Project Management

We invite original full-length papers from Faculty, Research Scholars, and Scientists from Academic Institutions and R&D organizations across the country on relevant fields of study listed above. Papers should be submitted through the following link . .

Click here to download a help manual for paper submission.

Kindly submit an abstract of the paper before 20 th June, 2017 and the full paper on or before 5 th July 2017. The manuscript should be prepared using the template provided in conference webpage (maximum of 6 pages). Papers submitted will be selected for presentation and subsequent publication after review by the organizing committee. For further queries,

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All papers selected for presentation will be published, depending on the field of study, in any one of the three International Journals listed below, published by Scientific & Academic Publishing USA:

  1. American Journal of Material Science
  2. Journal of Mechanical Engineering and Automation
  3. Energy and Power

It is mandatory for at least one of the authors of the selected papers to register for the conference to ensure publication of the paper in the listed international journals. The certificate of presentation will be issued only to the presenting author. Non-presenting delegates attending the Workshop and Conference are also requested to register for the event by paying the appropriate fees listed below.

Category Registration Fee:
Registration fees for presenting author Rs. 3000/-
Registration fees for non-presenting delegate Rs. 500/-

  • The registration fees for presenting author include: charges for journal publication, breakfast, refreshments (morning & evening), Lunch, and Conference Proceedings (Soft copy).
  • The registration fees for non-presenting delegates include: breakfast, refreshments (morning & evening), Lunch, and Conference Proceedings (Soft copy).

The registration fees shall be paid through:

1) Crossed Demand Draft
In favour of St Joseph Engineering College Payable at Mangalore


Electronic money transfer
Account number: 10792191000040
Bank: Oriental Bank of Commerce
Branch: Vamanjoor
IFSC Code: ORBC0100966

* For multiple paper submissions under single registration by the same author/presenter, a discounted price of Rs 2500 per paper can be availed.

* M.Tech. / ME / MS students submitting full-length papers will be issued post review acceptance status, including the probable journal of publication, upon registration to enable them to include the same in their thesis.

For any queries contact:

Dr Shreeranga Bhat
Organizing Secretary, e-Time 2017
Mob: 9480047532

Chief Patron Most Rev. Dr Aloysius Paul D’Souza
Bishop of Mangaluru
& President of SJEC
Patrons Rev. Fr Joseph Lobo, Director - SJEC
Rev. Fr Rohith D’Costa, Asst. Director - SJEC
Technical Advisory Committee Prof. S. N. Ojha, IIT(BHU), Varanasi
Dr Gangadharan K. V., NITK, Surathkal
Dr A. O. Surendranathan, NITK, Surathkal
Dr Kumar G. N., NITK, Surathkal
Dr Jnanesh, KVGCE, Sullya
Dr Thirumaleshwara M., Former Scientist, DRDO
Chief Advisors Dr Joseph Gonsalvis, Principal, SJEC
Dr Rio D’Souza, Vice-Principal, SJEC
Dr Sudheer M, HOD - ME Dept, SJEC
Advisors Dr Raju K., Head R&D - ME Dept.
Dr Prakash Pinto, Dean - MBA
Dr Savitha H. M., HOD - ECE Dept.
Dr Sheryl Colaco, HOD - EEE Dept.
Dr Nalini Rebello, HOD - Civil Dept.
Ms Sumangala. N., In-charge HOD - MCA Dept.
Organizing Secretary Dr Shreeranga Bhat, Assoc. Prof., ME Dept.
Mob: 9480047532
Pre-Conference Workshop Conveners Dr Purushothama Chippar, Assoc. Prof., ME Dept.
Mob: 9448071061

Mr Vijay V.S., Assist Prof., ME Dept.
Mob: 9480200266
National Conference Conveners Dr James Valder, Assoc. Prof., ME Dept.
Mob: 9972717540

Mr Binu K.G., Assoc. Prof., ME Dept.
Mob: 9739866947


Important Dates
Last date for Submission of Abstract 20th June 2017
Last date for Full Paper Submission 05th July, 2017
Acceptance Notification (After submission of revised paper) 22nd July, 2017
Registration for conference starts 23rd July, 2017
Registration for conference ends 30th July, 2017
Registration for non-presenting delegate starts 23rd July, 2017
Registration for non-presenting delegate ends 01st August, 2017

Contact Person

Dr Shreeranga Bhat
Organizing Secretary, e-TIME 2017
St Joseph Engineering College
Vamanjoor, Mangaluru
Karnataka 575028
Contact No: 9480047532