Over the years, PDPU has been privileged to host some of the best globally renowned dignitaries from various sectors. From Prime Ministers and Consul Generals of various nations, to humanitarians and philanthropists, to entrepreneurs and corporate leaders, PDPU has provided opportunities to the students to meet people from all walks of life. It’s a once in a lifetime opportunity to get to meet such illustrious dignitaries and learn the art of their trade, and the students of University have had many such experiences.
School of Technology
Mr. Ramesh Bhorania
Deputy General Manager, Mitsubishi Electric, Pune)“Recent advances in Factory Automation”
An expert talk was organized on the topic “Recent advances in factory Automation” for Semester-VII Electrical and Semester V Mechanical Engineering students. The talk started with the importance of control systems in Electrical and Mechanical engineering disciplines. Later, components of factory automation were discussed. Control of drives, position control, precise control, and animation was covered by the speaker. Later half was dedicated to design of controller for the factory automation. Both Mechanical and electrical engineering students were benefited from the expert talk.
Mr. Dhruvesh M. Mehta
Assistant Manager – Technology, Transformers & Rectifiers (India) Ltd.“Design of Transformers”
An expert talk was organized on the topic “Design of Transformers” for Semester-VIII students of Electrical Engineering. In the talk, the topics covered were design consideration for transformers, material classification, Design of Electrical, Electromechanical, Electro-magnetic, magnetic circuit, insulation materials utilized, and modern advancements in the design. Design of cooling system of transformer was also discussed. From this expert lecture students came to know about modern advancement in the design of transformer.
Dr. Chandan Chatterjee
Former Director, Center for Entrepreneurship Development (Govt. of Gujarat) & General Manager (Technical) Industrial Extension Bureau-iNDEXTb (Govt. of Gujarat)“Project Management”
An expert talk was organized on the topic “Project Management” for Semester-VIII students of Electrical Engineering. In the talk, the topics covered are project life cycle, reason behind project failure, team work, project planning and project execution. From this expert lecture students came to know about importance of project planning.
Dr Naran Pindoria
Assistant Professor, Department Of Electrical Engineering, IIT - Gandhinagar“Implementation of Smart Grid in India - A Bird's View”
An expert talk was organized on the topic “Implementation of Smart Grid in India - A Bird's View” for Semester-II MTech (Power Systems) students of Electrical Engineering. In the talk, recent scenario in Indian Smart Grid implementation had been presented. All the technical, economical and commercial challenges had been dealt in detail and all the thrust areas were covered in detail. From this expert lecture students came to know about the power distribution reforms and advancement in power grid.
Dr. Urmil Parikh
Principal Engineer, Power Systems at Power Grids & High Voltage Division at ABB India Ltd.,Maneja Works, Vadodara“Basics Of Circuit Breaking &Recent Advancement In Circuit BreakerTechnology”
"An expert lecture was delivered by Dr. Urmil Parikh on the topic of ""Basics of circuit breaking & recent advancement in Circuit breaker technology."" Dr. Parikh has an experience of more than 18 years in the field of switchgear and protection engineering. Dr. Urmil Parikh commenced lecture with energetic yoga practice with students. He shared various aspects of circuit breakers with animated films and videos. He shared lots of practical concepts of circuit breakers with the help of basic terminologies and waveforms.
The major topics that were covered comprises of effect of inductance and capacitance on system, effect of reducing inductive load on system and its relation to CB operation, importance of FACTS device, reactors and capacitors as switchgear components, magnetic and electrical coupling, controlled switching of breakers, breaker circuit simulation, demo of breaker open /close mechanism, hydraulic and numerical spring effect on CB open /close, other details such as ABB competency in design of HVDC breakers for 400kV bipolar HVDC , disturbance records of various cases, etc. He also shared practical challenges facing in his career."
Mrs. Manisha Shukla
Ex-Business manager & Global Management team member, ABB India Ltd.“ Testing and Commissioning of GIS equipments”
An expert talk was organized on the topic “Testing and Commissioning of GIS equipments” for Semester-VI students of Electrical Engineering. In this lecture, expert talked about testing commission of Gas Insulated substation equipments, technical issues along with maintenance of the testing equipments, and through this lecture students got aware of the practical problems faced while testing and commissioning on site. Along with all this all practical issues are coincided with theory also to have better idea for the students.
Mrs. Manisha Shukla
Ex-Business manager & Global Management team member, ABB India Ltd.“Design of EHV and HV substations”
An expert talk was organized on the topic “Design of EHV and HV substations” for VIth semester students of Electrical Engineering. In the talk, the topics covered were (i) Types of substation, (ii) AIS substation, (iii) GIS substation From this expert lecture students came to know about designing aspects of substation especially GIS substation.
Mr. Darshan Shukla
Joint General Manager, Engineering Management, L&T Hydro Carbon Engineering“Large Synchronous Generators: Super Critical Power Projects”
An expert talk was organized on the topic “synchronous generators” for Semester-IV students of Electrical Engineering. In the talk, the topics covered were synchronization of generator to grid, design of super critical generators, cooling requirements, insulation class of windings, control of synchronous generator, operation of synchronous generator connected to grid & capability curve of synchronous generator. From this expert lecture students came to know about modern advancement in the design of synchronous generator.
Mr. Benjamin Reuben
Ex-Manager of Torrent Power Ltd.“Distribution of Power”
An expert talk was organized on the topic “Distribution of Power” for VIth semester students of Electrical Engineering. In the talk, the topics covered were (i) HV distribution, outdoor versus indoor/underground substations, Ring main system, (ii) LV distribution, (iii) Distribution losses (Aggregate Technical & Commercial), measures to reduce ATC, (iv) Losses, Energy efficiency. From this expert lecture students gained working knowledge about the transmission and distribution sector of power utilities.
Mr. Vatsal Shah
Chief Operating Officer and Lead - Power Electronics, ARTEM, Ahmedabad, Gujarat, India“Permanent Magnet Brush Less DC (PMBLDC) Motor Drive: Practical Considerations”
An expert talk was organized on the topic “Permanent Magnet Brush Less DC (PMBLDC) Motor Drive: Practical Considerations” for Semester-II, M.Tech. (Electrical Engineering) students. The talk started with the discussion on electric drives in present scenario and its significance. Then the basic aspects about the PMBLDC motor ad its merits over classical machines were covered. Then the talk concentrated on the practical aspects and problems faced in real time applications.
Mr. Vatsal Shah
Chief Operating Officer and Lead - Power Electronics, ARTEM, Ahmedabad, Gujarat, India“Induction Heating and ResonantConverters”
An expert talk was organized on the topic “Induction heating and Resonant Converters” for Semester-VIII students of Electrical Engineering. In the talk, the topics covered were operating principle of induction heating, applications of induction heating, importance of frequency of supply, Different types of induction From this expert lecture students came to know about modern advancement in the induction heating and the design of Resonant converter.heating, the components used in the design of converter used for production of high frequency supply followed by a small demonstration of induction heating.
Senior Engineer,Electrical Testing, Ranasan Switchyard, Getco S/S“Basics of Power Transformer”
An expert lecture was organized by Electrical Engineering department on 23rd April 2018 targeting 4th semester UG student of the department as a pre-requisite of Industrial Orientation program. The major topics that were covered are Inside structure of Basic Transformer, Electro-Mechanical stress or Force developed inside transformer, effects due to this stress, Practical solutions to those effects, Function of Breather, Use of Smart Breathers, some problems faced while using smart breather, solution to that problem, other details such as Air Bag Transformer, etc. He also shared practical challenges facing in his career.
Mr. Prashant Shah
Senior Manager, Electrical Maintenance, AI Engineering, Ahmedabad“Overview of Power system”
An expert lecture was conducted by Electrical Engineering Department targeting 4th semester UG student of the department as a pre-requisite of Industrial Orientation program. The major topics that were covered are single line diagram, components on HT and LT side, circuit breakers, fuses, transformer, protection equipment required, rating of the different equipments used. He also shared practical challenges facing in his career.
Mr. Chirag Raul
Design Engineer, Vision Embesoft“Application of DSPs/ Micro-controllers in Industry”
An expert talk was organized on the topic “Application of DSPs/Micro-controllers in Industry” for Semester-VIII students of Electrical Engineering. In the expert lecture the application of DSPs and Micro-controllers for industrial purpose is been explained. The students are explained about practical implementation of all types of controllers and the way they are implemented.
Prof. (Dr.) Sudipta Muknopadhyay
Professor, Electronics Dept., IIT Kharagpur“Similarity Learning in Content Based Image Retrieval”
An expert talk was organized on the topic “Similarity Learning in Content Based Image Retrieval” for Semester-VIII students of Electrical Engineering. In the talk, the expert explained about the Image processing and its retrieval by using digital image processing. The lecture started form a small task like image processing in hospitals and then it went on with analyzing the signal and its analysis and the role of Digital signal processing in retrieving it.
Mr. Naveen Deepak
Chief Technology Officer, ARTEM, Ahmedabad, Gujarat, India“Vector Control”
An expert talk was organized on the topic “Vector Control” for Semester-II, M.Tech. (Electrical Engineering) students. The talk started with the discussion on the basics of mathematical modelling of electric motors and its significance. The mathematical modelling of induction motor was covered. The control aspects related to the induction motors, control strategies and their pros and cons were discussed. The analogy of vector control was introduced and the implementation issues were analyzed.
Computer- Information & Communication Technology Department
Mr. Bharat Patel and Mr. Niraj Shah
Co-founder of Arihant Satiate and Treasurer of CSIFundamentals of IoT
Various concepts beginning from basics of IoT to increasing demand of IoT and possible future applications were covered during his talk. Seminar concluded with the discussion on various mini projects which could be taken up by students under the guidance of Mentor for tinkering lab. Doubt solving session was arranged at the end.
Mr. Nitul Mehta
Director at Agile Cube Technologies and Co-founder of KROSSWALLDataBase Management System
Introduced the importance of writing good query in the industry. He explained how the query gets processed in order to understand how to optimize the queries to minimize the cost. An interactive fun activity was conducted to help understand the concept better. Mr. Nitul Mehta also took an extra effort to explain the industry demand and the procedures of selection in a job interview.
Dr. Ganesh Bagler
Center for Computational Biology, IIIT-DelhiDiscovery of the molecular essence of the Indian cuisine through data analytics
Starting with a seemingly simple question, ‘Why do we eat what we eat?’, data-driven research conducted from our lab have led to the serendipitous discovery of ‘contrasting food pairing’ in Indian cuisine. Our studies have also revealed ‘culinary fingerprints’ of regional cuisines and role of spice as the molecular fulcrum of Indian recipes. He explained, apart from answering one question, ther research has opened up many more questions that are leading into divergent frontiers of food, nutrition, and health: models for the evolution of recipes, molecular basis of ingredient flavors, emergence of the flavor in a recipe, algorithms for novel recipe generation, food-disease associations, the therapeutic potential of phytochemicals and strategies for leveraging food as medicine, among others. Through the construction of relevant data resources and hypothesis-driven investigations of food, their data-driven explorations of food have opened a whole new paradigm for food data analytics and show the potential for leveraging food for better health as well as nutrition.
M. T. Savaliya
Associate professor, GTUWeb Development
Mr. Pranav Joshi
Delivery Manager, ASIC Division, eInfochips Ltd AhmedabadAdvanced Challenges in VLSI Technology and Design
The talk started with an overview of VLSI Technology and addressed how the chip miniaturization happened. The speaker also emphasized on relevance of 7NM technology and how it is going to affect the end user and what are future challenges for VLSI chip designer. A great enthusiasm was seen among the participants to know more about different technologies at present. Mr. Joshi enlighten the students about the future prospect in the field.
Dr. Praven Kr Gupta
Senior Scientist, ISROApplication of RS and GIS in Water Resource Management
The lecture was about the application of remote sensing and geographical information systems in water resources management
Mr Atul Upadhyay
CEO, SMPS Consultants (P) LtdDesign and Management of Infrastructure Projects
The lecture covered different aspects about the design and management of complex mega infrastructure projects.He brought interesting facts to the notice of students about these projects.
Mr Akash Gandhi
Senior Executive Engineer, Linde Engineering (I) LtdElastic Behaviour of Columns
This lecture covered the different elastic behaviours of columns. The speaker gave his insights into the basics of elastic behaviour.
Dr. Kumar Neeraj Jha
Assoc. Professor, Dept. of Civil Engineering, IIT DelhiRecent Trends in Infrastructure Project Management
The lecture covered the recent trends and tools of infrastructure project management. He shared his experiences with the students about the challenges in these projects
Mr Rajnikant Patel
MD, Ecotech Consultants (P) Ltd, Chairman, Graduate School of Smart Cities, GTUInfrastructure Finance
The lecture covered case studies of infrastructure finance including Kalpasar project. The speaker explained the basics of the concept with examples. Students took interest and had a very interactive session.
Dr. Devanshu Pandit
Professor, CEPT UniversityRecent Advances in Construction Contracts Management
The lecture covered case studies of the recent practices of contracts management.
Dr. Dilip A Patel
Asst. Professor, SVNIT, SuratResilient Infrastructure
The lecture covered the concepts of resilient infrastructure. The term “resilient” refers to the ability of such infrastructure systems (including their interconnected ecosystems and social systems) to absorb disturbance and still retain their basic function and structural capacity.
Prof. Vinod R Shah
Ex-Professor, CEPT University, MD Vinod R Consultants (P) LtdInnovative Concrete and Steel structures
The lecture covered elaborate and comprehensive case studies of innovative concrete and steel structures
Mr. Ganesh Ram
Senior Specialist CAE Division, Ford India Pvt Ltd, ChennaiCAE Process Automation
Mr. Ganesh Ram from Ford India Chennai delivered the talk to B. Tech V Semester students. He has demonstrated how to use automation techniques in CAE domain with the use of coding and macros using Altair Hyperworks products. He has shown coding for optimization of tools used which is used by automotive industries particularly in CAE domain.
Mr. Kumar Kalyani
Siemens Certified Trainer for Advanced Communications skills and Emotional Intelligence, SiemensSoft Skills and Personality development
The session was organized to bring over all shine in the student’s personality, to be able to form a healthy rapport with anybody of any age bracket and to get a wonderful edge, a razor-sharp yet approachable as well as a warm outlook to life and people. Mr. Kumar addressing the gathering said that Personality Development and Personal Communication are two of the most important facets that any professional must work on. He motivated the students to gain skills in addition to their subject knowledge. He advised the students to face the real world situations appropriately to build their career in a prospective manner.
Prof. S. B. Soni
Retired Prof. L. D. College of Engineering AhmedabadDesign of Material Handling Equipment
Prof. Soni has explained the introduction, need and various aspects of design of Material Handling Equipment’s. The Prof gave a glimpse of the use of various techniques of Material Handling equipment’s in small and large scale industry.
Mr. Kumar Kalyani
Siemens Certified Trainer for Advanced Communications skills and Emotional Intelligence, SiemensIntroduction to Quality in Industry
Introduction to Inspection and Quality Control, Specifying Limits of Variability, Dimensions and Tolerances, Selection of Gauging Equipment, Gauge Control, Quality Control and Quality Assurance, Statistical Quality Control, Total Quality Management, Six Sigma, Quality Standards
Mr. Kumar Kalyani
Siemens Certified Trainer for Advanced Communications skills and Emotional Intelligence, SiemensIndustrial Applications of Engineering Graphics
He talked about Introduction to Engineering graphics, use of graphics in industry, its industrial applications, day to day use in research, academia and consumer products. He also discussed use of engineering drafting leading to CAD in Siemens with applications.
Dr. G. Madhusudhan Reddy
Outstanding Scientist, Associate Director, Defence Metallurgical Research Laboratory, HyderabadMetal Joining Technologies- Challenges and Opportunities
he explained that welding and joining technologies are fundamental to engineering and manufacturing. He briefly talked about the techniques for metal joining. He focussed on challenges faced by the industry and the opportunities for futher innovative techniques.
Dr. Bibekananda Basu
Ex. GM, RIL, Silvaasa; Ex. Scientist, BTRA, MumbaiChallenges in Industries for Chemical Engineers
The objective of this lecture was to create awareness amongst students regarding the real industrial challenges for chemical engineers and introduces the technical requirement for the fresher’s to grab the best industrial opportunities. He covered several aspects of industrial challenges that mainly faced by the engineers in industries. He also addressed interesting key facts about how to deal and tackle with the industrial challenges.
Prof. Milind Joshipura
Professor, Nirma University, AhemedabadProcess Integration
In his enlightening lecture, Prof. Joshipura covered many topics ranging from general information about the department, personal experiences while consulting to industries, developments in technology, cases on which he consulted etc. Some of the noteworthy contents from the lecture are: The “onion model” of process design. A reactor design in needed before the separation and recycle system can be designed. The concepts of Energy Targets and Thermodynamic Targets related to pinch technology were discussed briefly. The importance of hot and cold composite curves was discussed in deep. The rules of heat exchanger design network were also discussed.
Mr Govind Parsania
Ex Sr General Manager (Technology), RIL, VadodaraIndustrial Pumps and Compressor: Fundamentals, Design and Application
He explained briefly about Industrial Pumps and Compressor to the students. He explained various types of compressors and their designs. He also showed the examples of applications of the pumps and compressors
Dr. Pratik Mehta
Head HSE, Essar Power, JamnagarRole of Engineers in Environment Management
It involves waste water management, air pollution control, recycling, waste disposal, radiation protection, industrial hygiene, animal agriculture, environmental sustainability, public health and environmental engineering law. It also includes studies on the environmental impact of proposed construction projects. He very very well qoted the role of young engineers in doing all these.
Dr. Ankit Jain
Senior Research Scientist, Reliance Industries Limited, JamnagarModelling Multiphase Flows with Reaction Engineering
"Dr. Jain covered the following topics in his lecture: Introduction to Reliance Jamnagar Supersite, Refining Research and Development and Modeling Approaches. He also discussed Case Studies of Fluidized Bed Gasifier and Pressure Drop in Packed Reactor. He gave insight into Industrial Expectations, applications of concepts to various scenario: Process Design/ Operations/ New Development/ Troubleshooting and Techno Commercial Outlook"
Dr. Sagar Mitra
Associate Professor, IIT BombayLithium ion Battery: Present, Past and Future
Lithium-ion battery started its journey nearly 26 years ago from the laboratory and gain tremendous interest within short time period. Currently, Li-ion batteries are the systems of choice for many diverse applications and occupy the highest place in the storage map in comparison to several contenders’ technologies that being presently developed. He shared that in a group research at IIT Bombay, they do work on second generation Li-ion cells that will appear soon with greater hope and safety. In this talk, he first highlighted ongoing research strategies pertaining to these various systems together with the remaining challenges prior to enter into a personal perspective mode. Several new trends and new ideas were discussed, which require much collaborative and integrated work to achieve greater success.
Prof. Bonamali Pal
Professor, Thapar UniversityPhotocatalytic water splitting and greener synthesis of industrially important nitro organics using solar energy
He explained the synthesis and characterization of transition metal nanoparticles, core-shell structure of semiconducting nanomaterials and metal-semiconductor composite materials. Photoelectrochemical and photocatalytic H2 formation and nitro-organic synthesis reaction under visible light (436 nm) irradiation. Transition metal (Fe, Cr, V, W, Mo, Cu) doped TiO2. Synthesis of various size and shape of Au, Ag Cu and CdS etc nanoparticles-nanorods and metal-semiconductor nanojunction orientation and their Photocatalytic properties. Metal oxide based nanofluids were discussed.
Dr. Emila Panda
Associate Professor, IIT GandhinagarUse of AZO and SnS in Solar Cell Technology
The talk was mostly about Al-doped ZnO films as a transparent conductor and then SnS as a solar absorber material and the use of those materials in solar cell.
Prof. Naresh Jotwani
Visiting Professor and Dean, R&D, DAIICTSolar Energy and DC Pumping
Irrigation in Indian agriculture sector largely depends on grid power. He discussed in his talk the great potential and prototype implementation of PV power.
Dr. Omkar Jani
Principal Scientist, GERMIGrid-connected solar microgrids for agriculture purpose
Microgrids are increasingly becoming popular where grid power is not available such as in remote Indian villages. Dr. Jani’s talk focussed on exploring the microgrid establishment in those potential areas where agriculture is a large contributor to domestic product.
Mr. Sabyasachi Roy
Director, Ants Ceramics Ltd.Manufacturing advance ceramics and high temperature heating solutions
His talk initially covered the motivation for continued development of manufacturing sector in India. He further covered the journey of ANTS Ceramics in the domain of advanced ceramic manufacturing and heating systems. ANTs has in house developed processes like Slip casting, Gel casting, Vibro casting and Powder Compaction. He discussed technical feasibility of different process in terms of composition formulation and tailor made property variation in Oxide Ceramics. Sintered Machining and Green machining capabilities of ANTS Ceramics were also discussed in detail mentioning different application. ANTs customised solution providing capabilities were shown process wise with examples. Also he discussed technical collaboration feasibility and skill requirements. ANTs will also look for suitable manpower to reach to new height.
School of Technology
Shri V. P. Kapadia
Additional Secretary & Chief EngineerNarmada, Water resources department
Water resources scenario in India
Dr. Harshal Oza
Recent advances in control biped robots
Dr. Kingsuk Mukhopadhyay
Scientist 'F'DMSRDE (DRDO), Kanpur
Nano / Micro Sized Organic - Inorganic Materials and Their Applications in Defence
Mr. S. H. Vora
Scope of Civil Engineering
Prof. Rajnikant Patel
Project Management Consultant, DirectorGTU Graduate School of Smart City
Prof. V. R. Shah
Managing DirectorVinod Shah Consulting Engineer Pvt. Ltd.
Innovation and Creativity
Mr. Sanjay Adhvaryu
PresidentISHRAE Ahmedabad Chapter
Heating, Ventilation and Air Conditioning (HVAC) Systems for Pharmaceutical Industries
Prof. Santanu Bandyopadhyay
ex-HoD, Energy Science and Engineering Dept.IIT, Mumbai
Mr. Tushar Joshi
Vehicle Dynamics (Basics)
Mr. Sujal Shah
Plant leaderIngersoll Rand
Lean Transformation & Business
Mr. E. Sureshkumar
Assistant Manager – Business DevelopmentBenchmark Electronic System
Matrox Imaging Library (MIL)
Prof. Pramod Agarwal
Professor, Electrical Engg.IIT Roorkee
High frequency power factor converters and analog electronics
Mr. Anshuman Tiwari
Head of Process Re-engineering (Offshore)HSBC
Right to Quality
Mr. Sunil Kumar
Senior Project Management OfficialL&T Hazira, Surat
Prof. Rauf Iqbal
Professor in Ergonomics and Human Factors EngineeringNITIE, Mumbai
Man- Machine System
Mr. A. S. William Hazlit
Technical Team leadSIM Infosystems, Chennai
Use of dynamic simulation software (ProSimulator)
Mr. Ashwin Nirmal
Sr. Chemical EngineerSIM Infosystems, Chennai
Equipment design of Shell and Tube Heat Exchangers and Centrifugal Pumps
Mr. Vijay Kumar
Product ManagerIKA Inc.
Dr. Rahul Tripathi
Principles and Applications of High pressure liquid chromatography
Dr. Dhaval Madat
Asst. ProfessorL. M. college of Pharmacy, Ahmedabad
Introduction to formulation analysis
Dr. Amita Joshi
Scientist ‘B’PERD, Ahmedabad
Introduction to GLP and GMP
Mr. Karthik Bhat
Product specialistINKARP, Mumbai
Advanced Flash Chromatography
School of Technology
Mr. D. N. Dholakia
Retd Chief Engineer - GSECLAutomation in Power Plants and Electrical Industry
"He shared the new techniques which are currently used in Power plant controlling and operation.
Students got the idea about the operation and control of power plants through practical sessions."
Mr. V. G. PatelErection, commissioning and Testing of Transformer
"This lecture included everything from basic transformer operation concept to commissioning and testing of transformers. It covered almost every aspect related to transformer theoretically and practically. The presentation explained the whole transformer syllabus to the students. It was an interactive session for students."
Mr. Jayendra Vyas
Electrotherm India Ltd.Basics of Power Systems
"He is training head at Electrotherm India. He related simple power system topics with day to day life. He made this lecture much more interacting with relating simple basic things with real world examples."
Prof. Pramod Agarwal
Professor, IIT RoorkeePower Electronics: Phase controlled converters and Inverters.
"He has 20 years of teaching experience. His interest areas are Electrical Machines, Power Electronics, Microprocessors, Microcomputers Controlled Electric Drives. The motive of the expert talk was to help the students have stronger fundamentals in the field of power electronics."
Mr. Ketan Dhruv
"He explained about the organizational structures, the various departments and their functions at Bosch-Rexroth. He also gave a glimpse of the structure that is established at their facility located at Sanand. Talking about the Lean manufacturing, the speaker believed that it plays the role of an alchemist in the industry. He explained, the structure of Lean can vary according to the type of industry. It is also dependent on the requirement of the time. The soul of Lean Manufacturing lies in reduction of the non-value adding activities in the operations for producing a good or providing a service."
Mr. Sorabh Singhal
Head of Production Department, Gujarat Borosil Ltd, BharuchLow Iron Solar Glass
"He thoroughly introduced glass starting with its application, Manufacturing processes, Various compositions, challenges in manufacturing etc. He also told about various properties of glass, such as Transmittance, Refractive Index, viscosity etc. He briefed on manufacturing process of glass starting with raw material, preprocessing, melting, forming, annealing, cutting, post processing, and tempering."
Mr. Ankur Tiwari
Senior Engineer R&D department, ABB India Ltd, Vadodara
Mr. Jigar Tank
Engineer R&D department, ABB India Ltd, VadodaraCAD as a platform at ABB-Transformers
"He gave a glimpse of actual research work done by their company. Moving ahead he started introducing Transformers, its working principle, various parts, their applications etc. He brilliantly explained the role of mechanical engineers in designing, manufacturing and maintenance of transformers."
Mr. Ajith Kumar
General Manager of Metacan Manufacturing Pvt. Ltd.Production of Aerosol Cans at Ball Corporation
"He gave the overview of the intricacies involved in the manufacturing of the aerosol cans at Ball Corp."
Mr. Sunil Bhatia
Design Consultant in HVACHeat Load Calculation
"With 15 years of experience in diversified fields, he has spent almost a decade in HVAC industry. His critical skill set includes Channel Management, Understanding Customers’ Requirements, Providing Bespoke Solutions, Estimations, Designing HVAC System, On Site Assistance related to Techno Commercial aspects, etc. He presented the practical approach to calculating the heat load required for HVAC application in commercial buildings."
Dr. Jalpesan Krishnan
L&T Welding Chair Professor, MSU, BarodaElectron Beam Welding
"Dr. Krishnan is L&T Welding Chair Professor at MSU, Baroda. He teaches and guides projects in welding technology and also gives consultancy to L&T companies at Hazira, Ranoli and Powai on welding related issues. He gave an insight into EBW process and the scope of developmental work in this field to the 3rd year mechanical engg students."
Mr. Jayesh Vishnu swami
Quality Manager, RPG Cables, VadodaraQuality Management Systems
"He distributed students into various teams to understand the buyer’s market and the desired features of a product including quality processes, setting targets and costumer’s requirements were also discussed."
Mr. Kaushal Mehta
Quality & Six sigma Department, RelianceContinual improvements Technique II
"Mr. Mehta started the lecture with history on Quality as well as the quality mantras of famous gurus were presented. He gave a brief understanding of TQM PDCA, DMAIC Pareto, and FMEA from conceptual level."
Dr. Abhisekh Dixit
Quality Manager, FORD INDIASix Sigma
"The session was all about the fundamentals of Six Sigma: History, Six Sigma definition, Tools used in define phase, measure phase, quality Phase. Quality and quality control was also discussed."
Mr. Shrikant Mehta
Operations Excellence Manager, ABB, VadodaraLean Manufacturing
"Mr. Mehta defined different practices under Lean and different types of Improvements. A small group activity was arranged to understand the construction of Spaghetti diagrams. Each group had to trace the trajectory of a typical student’ day in his campus. Different tools of Lean were discussed. More stress was given on Gemba Kaizen systems."
Prof. Saswat Bandopadhyay
Professor, Faculty of Planning, CEPTSmart Cities
"Prof Saswat Bandopadhyay delivered about “Understanding the Smart Cities"
Prof. Sejal Patel
Assoc. Prof, Faculty of Planning, CEPTSmart Cities
"Prof. Sejal Patel delivered about “Genesis and Development of Smart Cities"
Mr. Rajnikant Patel
Chairman, Graduate School of Smart Cities, GTUSmart Cities
"Prof. Rajnikant Patel spoke about the challenges faced by the smart city projects"re discussed. More stress was given on Gemba Kaizen systems."
Mrs. Janki Jetti
Vice President – Gift CitySmart Cities
"Mrs Janki spoke about the case study of GIFT as a smart city"
Prof. Goutam Dutta
Professor, Production & Quantitative Methods Area, IIM Ahmedabad.Critical chain Project Management
"The guest lecture was primarily to demonstrate the applications of one of the latest project management tools like “Critical Chain Project Management” applicable to infrastructure projects. This tool would help in minimization of the construction waste and also help in optimization of the resources."
Prof. Ajit Desai
Software Expert & Visiting faculty, CEPT University.Software Applications of Project Management
"The software applications primarily deal with the two very popular project management softwares like Microsoft project and Primavera. Both the softwares are very effective tools for project controlling and monitoring primarily for infrastructure projects."
Mr. Raghvendra Pandey
General Manager - planning and design MEGAMetro Rail Project
"He briefed about the features and advantages of Ahmedabad Gandhinagar Metro Rail Project. The proposed metro will have majorly elevated structure, ballast-less tracks, air-conditioned coaches, GPS based rail tracking system, train destination indicators & stations with support infrastructure like automated fare collection, parking facilities, etc."
Prof. Biswajit Bhattacharjee
Professor, Dept. of Civil Engg, IIT DelhiNext Generation Concrete
"Key Note speech was delivered by Prof. B. Bhattacharjee. He discussed about the recent advances of concrete technology."
Mr. Sagar Deshmukh
Technical Director, Lea Associates (P) Ltd, Gandhinagar
Ex-Scientist, CRRI, Delhi
Asst. Prof, SVNITIntelligent Transportation System: Road Safety & Modelling
"Mr. Sagar Deshmukh and Dr. Reddy discussed primarily about the issues in road safety and the ways and means to make our roads safe.
Dr. Srinivas discussed about transport modeling."
Dr. Chaitanyamoy Ganguly
Department of Atomic EnergyProspects and challenges of nuclear energy
"Prof. Chaitanyamoy Ganguly is an eminent nuclear metallurgist who is well known in India and abroad for his pioneering R&D contributions in developing uranium, plutonium and thorium based nuclear fuels for thermal and fast reactors. Dr Ganguly received the first Indian Nuclear Society Award from the Hon’ble Prime Minister of India in 2001 and was conferred the “Padmashri” in 2002 by the Hon’ble President of India."
Dr. CVS Rao
Scientist, IPRRadiological and nuclear emergencies response
"Dr CVS Rao, having vast experience with Fusion Neutronics Laboratory, Institute for Plasma Research (IPR) in Bhat-Gandhinagar, Gujarat, discussed the radiological and nuclear emergencies response and preparedness to deal with unforeseen contingencies. He especially spoke about his experience in the Fusion Neutronics Lab of the IPR. Recounting the establishment of DAE Emergency Response Centre (ERC) in IPR, he told the organisation follows a stringent response strategy with SOP (Standard Operating Procedures) with regular conferences and inspections among 32 DAE-ERCs."
Dr. Crag Marianno
Nuclear Security Science and Policy Institute (NSSPI)
Dr. Sunil Chirayath
Nuclear Security Science and Policy Institute (NSSPI)
Ms. Priya sethi
Nuclear Security Science and Policy Institute (NSSPI)Nuclear Security workshop
"The goal of the workshop was to enhance awareness among the students and faculty members about the imperatives of nuclear security best practices and building a vibrant nuclear security culture."
Dr. Felix Schubert
Aescusoft, Frieburg, GermanyPrecise Measurement Techniques for Photovoltaic Solar Cells
"PDPU has signed an MoU with the prestigious institute, Institute of Solar Energy Systems (ISE), Farunhofer, Freiburg, Germany for cooperation on developing product line research facility at the SRDC/DSE"
Dr. Micahel Neumann Spallart
CNRS Paris FranceFunctional Ink-Jet Printed Materials: Application Examples
"Prof. Dr. Michael Neumann Spallart had spent two weeks as visiting Scientist in the Dept. of Solar Energy from CNRS, France visited 500 MW Solar Park, Charanka, Gujarat on February 17, 2016."
Prof. Maheshwar Sharon
Director, Nano-Biotechnology Center, Solapur
Dr. Madhuri Sharon
Director, Nano-Biotechnology Center, SolapurApplication of Carbon Nanodots in Bio-technology
"Prof. Maheshwar Sharon, Retired Professor of Chemistry from IIT Bombay and Professor Emeritus CSIR & UGC, is currently heading a Nanotechnology Center as an Adjunct Professor at Birla College, Kalyan, Maharashtra, India." "Dr. Madhuri Sharon is Research Director at Walchand Centre for Research in Nanotechnology & Bionanotechnology, Solapur."
Dr. Arvind P. Kuchadker
Professor Emeritus, IIT Bombay.Need of sustainable energy
"He has served as an advisor to various organizations ranging from Reliance Industries Ltd. to Indian Merchants' Chamber. Dr. Kuchadker played a key role in establishing PDPU and was the founding Director General. He conducted an interactive session on the need of sustainable energy and the need to preserve mother earth."
Prof. K.S. Gandhi
Dept of Chemical Engg, Indian Institute of Science, BangaloreReaction Injection Moulding
"Prof. Gandhi obtained his MS degree from the Ohio State University in 1965, and PhD in chemical engineering from the University of California, Berkeley in 1971. Gandhi's research interests are broadly in the areas of Transport phenomena in multi-phase systems, sono-chemical reaction engineering, polymer reaction engineering and polymer processing. He enlightened the students about the various applications of poly urethanes."
Dr. S.S. Bandhopadhyay
Professor, Cryogenics Centre, IIT KharagpurClean Coal technology
"He was a member of several advisory committees and boards including ISRO, UPSC, etc. He is a renowned name in the field of CO2 sequestration Research. Dr. Bandyopadhyay delivered a detailed lecture on various clean coal technologies. Clean coal technology (CCT) encompasses a number of process/technology options to ensure use of coal with reduced or no environmentally harmful emissions from large stationary sources that are primarily responsible for global warming."
Mr. Jayanta K. Bagchi
Head-Projects, Jacobs Engineering BarodaDesign Engineering and Project Management of Oil and Gas Project
"He has an experience of 36 years in industries relating to oil and gas, chemicals and refineries in India and abroad. His talk was focused on project planning. Students were guided on the various stages involved in project execution. The lecture was followed by a short campus visit."
Mr. Nilesh Mangukia
Head- HSD/ENS, Linde EngineeringAir Separation Unit
"ASU is considered as one of the imperatives units of most of the chemical engineering plants. Mr. Mangukia explained the process to the students with the help of process flow diagrams. He is currently working on the designing and installing world’s biggest ASU for Reliance Industries Ltd, Jamnagar. "
Mr. K. R. Shekhar
MD, Bayer Cropscience, VapiEffective leadership qualities
"Mr. Shekar is a recognized management professional having vast experience in the field of procurement & Supply chain Management for almost three decades. He has worked in leading multinationals like Goodyear Tires, Whirlpool and Bayer. During his talk he described the importance of leadership in life. He emphasized on the fact that hard work is the only route to success by quoting examples of great personalities."