Katra 16th Feb. 2018: A Week Long Faculty Development Program on Sustainable Design and Manufacturing (SDM-2018) concluded today at School of Mechanical Engineering, Shri Mata Vaishno Devi University, Katra. Prof. K. Narasimhan from Indian Institute of Technology-Bombay was the Chief Guest during the valedictory session. The program was held from 12th to 16th February, 2018. Dr. Ankush Anand (Assoc. Prof., SME), the program coordinator presented a report of the program. A total of 37 faculty members from different institutes of the country attended the program. Prof. Pradeep Kumar from IIT Roorkee, Prof. K. Narasimhan from IIT Bombay, Prof. G. Dutta from IIITDM- Jabalpur were the eminent speakers who disseminated various aspects of sustainability in design and manufacturing environment. During this One Week Program, Prof. Pradeep spoke about the Taguchi Technique for optimizing the manufacturing processes. Prof Narasimhan spoke about various technologies like hot stamping and metal forming for sustainable automobile design and manufacturing. The other speakers who spoke during the program include Prof. Vinay Kumar, BIT Misra, Dr. V.V.Tyagi (Asst. Prof., SoEM, SMVDU), Dr. Ankush Anand (Assoc. Prof., SME and Program co-ordinator), Dr. R.K. Misra (Assoc. Prof., SME) and Dr. Balbir Singh (Assoc. Prof., SME). The valedictory also included a feedback session from all the Faculty members who attended this Faculty Development Program.
During the valedictory session, co-ordinator of the program Dr. Ankush Anand thanked the Hon’ble Vice Chancellor SMVDU Prof. Sanjeev Jain for his continuous encouragement in organizing such events which helps in overall development of Faculty members through scientific research. The program co-ordinator also appreciated the student committee members for round the clock efforts which led to the successful conduct of this program. The Faculty participants from outside institutes expressed their eagerness to attend more such programs on issues related to sustainability and other emerging areas where inter-disciplinary groups may work in a closed loop in various areas of engineering, science and, technology. Proceedings of the event were carried out by Er. Ankush Raina (Asst. Prof., SME). Er. Mir Irfan ul Haq(Asst. Prof., SME) presented the vote of thanks.