School of Civil Engineering, Shri Mata Vaishno Devi University, in Collaboration with Megadrones Pvt. Ltd., Dehradun, organized a workshop on Applications of Drones in Civil Engineering.The workshop aimed to make civil engineering students aware of the latest technology and techniques available for surveying. Drones are developing technology and have a vast future. The autonomous flying sessions were held in which the participants were allowed to fly the drones and understand their control.Dr. Ajay Koul, Dean of Engineering, presided over the inauguration session. In his speech, he shared his knowledge about drones’ artificial intelligence and machine learning with students.
Dr. V. K. Dogra, Head, School of Civil Engineering, guided the students about the workshop and emphasized that the students must think of the new applications of drones in Civil Engineering.Mr. Shashank Mutneja, Director of Megadrones Pvt. Ltd., briefed the students about the applications of drones in civil engineering in practice. The speaker told about the projects they have completed.During the workshop, Mr. Shashank Mutneja and Mr. Shyan Ali, Directors of Megadrones and Mr. Shakir Ali, Chief Financial Officer, Megadrones Pvt. Ltd., trained students for various software, including Google Earth, Q-GIS and Litchi.The workshop was coordinated by Mr. Gautam Narula, Mr. Srijan, and Dr. Rahul Sharma, Assistant Professor, School of Civil Engineering, SMVD University, and the vote of thanks presented by the Secretary of the workshop, Dr. Vaibhav Sapkal.The workshop ended with a valedictory session and the distribution of certificates.