Sree Buddha College of Engineering, Pattoor celebrated World Students’ Day on 15th October 2019. As a part of this an awareness programme on “Technology and Innovation” was conducted at Government LP School, Kuthirakettumthadam. The Institution of Engineers (India) students Chapter of Department of Mechanical Engineering, Sree Buddha College of Engineering, The Institution of Engineers (India) Kollam Local Centre and the NSS unit of Sree Buddha College of Engineering jointly conducted the programme. Awareness programme was given to the students of Govt. LP School.
Mr. Amjith T R, Assistant Professor, Department of Mechanical Engineering, SBCE gave the welcome address.
The function was presided over by Shri.Prasannan, HM, Govt. LP School, Kuthirakettumthadam.
Dr. S Suresh Babu, Principal, SBCE inaugurated the function. He gave a speech about the importance of World Students’ Day and the inspirational life of our former president Dr. APJ Abdul Kalam. Also one copy of the autobiography of Dr. APJ Abdul Kalam, “The Wings of Fire” was donated to the library of Govt. LP School, Kuthirakettumthadam.
The department hosted a one week Faculty Development Program (FDP) on “Advanced Energy Engineering and Technology” during 2-6 July 2018 wherein around 30 faculties from various engineering colleges in and around the state have participated. The FDP was based on the theme of advancements in energy engineering and technology and have covered most of the thrust areas in the field of energy engineering such as Energy Audit, Environmental engineering, Solar energy conversion, Advances in new renewable energy sources, Biomass generation, Carbon Nano Tubes for energy conservation and energy storage applications. The resource persons were drawn from reputed institutes like IISC Bangalore, NIT Calicut, ANERT and Athul Engineering Systems and Energy Consultants. Besides, there was a one day visit to Rajiv Gandhi Combined Cycle power plant, NTPC Kayamkulam.
The department organized a one week National Workshop on “Design of Experiments and Optimization Techniques” during 14-18 May 2018. The objective of the workshop was to enrich the participants with the knowledge on the use of Design of Experiments as a useful research tool as well as to introduce them to various optimization techniques like Nature Inspired Algorithms, Calculus of Variance, Teaching Learning Based Optimization (TLBO) Algorithm etc. The content of the workshop was framed to suit audience from any discipline of engineering.
The workshop started with an inaugural function in the morning on 14th May 2018. The workshop was inaugurated by Dr. D. Bijulal, Associate Professor, College of Engineering, Trivandrum. The resource persons of various sessions were Dr. S. P. Sivapirakasam (NIT Trichy), Dr. K. R. Balasubramanian (NIT Trichy), Dr. K. Sunil Kumar (College of Engineering, Adoor) and Dr. K Sunil Kumar (College of Engineering Adoor). The number of registered participants was 81 which includes faculty members, research scholars, PG and UG students from various departments and institutes across India. There was a Hands on training session on Design Expert on the last day.
The department organized a one day workshop on “Innovation and Project Development” for the first year B.Tech students on 7th February 2018 in collaboration with the Innovation and Entrepreneurship Development Cell (IEDC) of the institute. The workshop was coordinated by Dr. Sreejith Mohan and Dr. Trijo Tharayil. Prof. Anil Kumar A V, Head of the Department of Mechanical Engineering welcomed the gathering. The workshop was inaugurated by Prof. K.K. Sivadasan, Treasurer, Sree Buddha College of Engineering. Dr. S. Suresh Babu, Principal, Sree Buddha College of Engineering delivered the presidential address. Prof. Sherin Thampi, Asst. Professor, Amal Jyothi College of Engineering delivered the felicitation and Mr. Akash Ashok, student coordinator delivered the vote of thanks.
The sessions of the workshop were handled by Prof. Sherin Sam Jose, Head, Department of Automobile Engineering, Amal Jyothi College of Engineering, Kanjirappally, Kottayam. He covered all the major aspects of innovation including its purpose and the role of students in realizing it. He also focused on the requirement, pathway and benefits of undertaking an innovative project. He was successful in implanting the seeds of creativity in the young minds through motivational videos and living examples. The lecture was highly motivational and it received immense applause from the participants.
The Department of Mechanical Engineering organized a one day workshop on “Engine Design” for the final year B.Tech students on 16th January 2018 in association with Regional Skill Development and Certification Authority (RSDCA), an autonomous body under the Govt. of India. The primary objective of the workshop was to impart the fundamental know-how on the design of an Internal Combustion (IC) engine. The workshop was inaugurated by Prof. Anil Kumar AV, Head, Department of Mechanical Engineering. The sessions were handled by Mr. Sandeep Sadanandhan, a leading technical trainer with RSDCA. His session started with an introduction to the various functional components of an IC engine followed by the analysis of an IC engine model. At last, he has demonstrated the working of a homemade 8cc IC engine. The classes were highly informative and received immense positive response from the students. The workshop witnessed 120 participants.
The department organized a National Conference entitled “Recent Advances in Mechanical Engineering (RAME 2018)”as a part of the Second Annual Series of the E2F2’18 Conference of the Sree Buddha College of Engineering, Pattoor on 17th April 2018. This was a platform for academics, industrial experts, researchers and students to present their projects and findings and involve in active discussion. The number of abstracts received was 34 and all abstracts were accepted for full paper submission. The number of full papers received is 30, out of which 26 full papers were accepted for the oral presentation and 4 papers were rejected. The number of papers registered for the conference is 26 (13 external + 13 internal) out of which 14 papers were presented on the day of the conference. The conference was chaired by Dr. Jose Mathew, Associate Professor, Department of Mechanical Engineering, College of Engineering, Adoor and the rapporteur was Dr. Saji Varghese, Professor, Department of Mechanical Engineering, Sree Buddha College of Engineering, Pattoor. The conference started with an introduction and followed by a welcome address. The time allotted for each participant was 15 minutes. Two best papers were selected by the conference chair and they were presented with a memento and certificate. The best paper award was given to Dr. Trijo Tharayil, Associate Professor, Department of Mechanical Engineering, Sree Buddha College of Engineering, Pattoor and the second best paper award was given to Mr. Vineeth K, PG Scholar, Department of Mechanical Engineering, Sree Buddha College of Engineering, Pattoor.
With a vision to train teachers of various professional institutes in effective use of Information and Communication Technologies (ICT) in education and in the online blended teaching-learning process, IIT Bombay has organized Faculty Development Program (FDP) approved by the All India Council for Technical Education (AICTE) at our college remote centre (RC ID 1302). Two separate FDPs each equivalent to two-week course, were conducted under the aegis of Pandit Madan Mohan Malviya National Mission for Teachers and Teaching (PMMMNMTT), MHRD, GoI. Dr. Sreejith Mohan, Associate Professor, Department of Mechanical Engineering coordinated the workshop. The first FDP series on “Foundation Program in ICT for Education” was offered from 3rd August 2017 to 7th September 2017. This course included two day face to face interactions between the course instructors and participants through AView at our college remote centre during 19th and 20th August 2017 which witnessed 23 participants from various engineering colleges within Kerala. Among them, 22 succesfully completed the course and got enrolled to the second FDP series. The second FDP series on “Pedagogy for Online and Blended Teaching-Learning Process” was scheduled from 14th September 2017 to 12th October 2017 which included face-face interactions during two weekends. The first face-face interaction of this FDP series was conducted during 16th and 17th September 2017 and the second interaction was held during 7th and 8th October 2017.
Department of Mechanical Engineering, Sree Buddha College of Engineering organized a Two Day Workshop on “3D Printing and Coordinate Measuring Machine” in association with QUOIN Mechanics, a startup company from Trivandrum. The Inaugural function was conducted at Seminar hall, Mechanical block. Prof. Anilkumar A V, HoD, gave the welcome note, Principal Dr. S. Suresh Babu gave the Presidential address and Shri K K Sivadasan, Treasurer, Sree Buddha Educational Society inaugurated the function by giving the Inaugural address. Dr. Saji Varghese, Professor felicitated the function and Vidya V, Assistant Professor gave the vote of thanks.
The first day of the workshop consisted of lecture sections on “Coordinate Measuring Machine” handled by Vidya V and on “3 D Printing” by Vaisakh.Y, Assistant Professors, Department of Mechanical Engineering, Sree Buddha College of Engineering, Pattoor. The second day consisted of hands-on training on Mitutoyo Crysta Plus CMM, SD 300 Pro RPT Machine, Plycast Fused Deposition type 3D Printer which was handled by Niju Thomas, CEO, Quoin Mechanics. There were 43 participants, out of which 5 were from other Engineering Colleges.
As part of the National Technology Day Celebration, Department of Mechanical Engineering has organized TECNICA 2K18, in association with Kerala State Council for Science, Technology and Environment (KSCSTE). The Theme for this year was ‘Science and Technology for a Sustainable future’. Mr. Amjith T R, NSS Program Officer welcomed the gathering. The function was presided over by Dr. S Suresh Babu, Principal, Sree Buddha College of Engineering, Pattoor. Chief Guest of the function Dr. Rag R L, St. Thomas College of Engineering, Thiruvanathapuram inaugurated the event and gave a technical talk on “Science and Technology for Sustainable Future”. Mr. K K Sivadasan, Treasurer, Sree Buddha Educational Society, felicitate the gathering. The Vote of Thanks was given by Mr. Vaisakh P S, Assistant Professor, and Department of Mechanical Engineering.
A 5-day internship on ‘Computer – aided design & analysis’ in solidworks was organized by Department of Mechanical Engineering from 18 to 22 July, 2016 in association with INFOGRAFIX Technical Training & Solutions. The Program was inaugurated by Prof. Anilkumar A V, Head of Dept of ME. Mr Arun M, AP, ME was the coordinator of the Internship program and he addressed the first year KTU students and explained the importance of design and analysis software in mechanical field. Ms. Vidya V, AP, ME, Ms. Kaplana Ashokan, AP, ME were present in the inaugural function.
The Department of Mechanical Engineering organized “PRAYUKTI” in connection with the National Science Day celebration sponsored by Kerala State Council for Science, Technology and Environment and supported by Department of science and Technology (Govt. of India) on February 28, 2017 based on the focal theme “Science & Technology for specially abled persons”. PRAYUKTI was inaugurated by Dr.Samuel N. Mathew, Executive director, National Institute for Speech & Hearing, Tvm. The Presidential address was delivered by Sri. K.K. Sivadasan, Treasurer, Sree Buddha Educational Society, Kollam followed by felicitation by Dr. S Suresh Babu, Principal, Sree Buddha College of Engineering, Pattoor and by Mr. Praveen Parameswar, CEO Thoughts Academy, Tvm, The event was well attended by 220 students and their accompanying teachers from nearby schools.
SAEINDIA SREE BUDDHA TIER 1 COMPETITIONS
As a part of Student Convention 2017 Tier -1 Competition were conducted by SAEINIDA Sree Buddha collegiate club in Association with Department of Mechanical Engineering. Out of 35 competitions proposed by SAEISS, 10 of them were conducted at SBCE. A few of the events are Welding, Taper turning, Work holding, Threading, Business plan completion, Technical paper presentation, Auto quiz, Material Identification, How things work. About 75 students of the collegiate club participated in various competitions. The competitions were properly judged and first, second and third positions were determined. The students who got first and second positions can participate in Tier -2 events, which will be a state level competition. The competition was coordinated by Faculty Advisors Dr. Sreejith Mohan, Mr. Vaisakh.Y and Student representatives Mr. Christy Reenu, Mr. Harikrishnan M G, Mr. Jidhin S and Mr. Amar G of S8 ME.