TECHNICO ENTREVISTA — A Technical Paper and Project Competition

The Department of Electrical Engineering hosted the 3rd  TECHNICO ENTREVISTA — A Technical Paper and Project Competition  on 23rd March 2019. Dr. N. D. Ghawghawe, Head of Department Electrical Engineering, Government College of Engineering, Nagpur graced the occasion as Chief Guest and Mrs. Shilpi Gupta, Senior Manager Learning and Development as well of Electrical section was invited as Guest of Honour.

The event was a intra department activity in which students of 6th and 8th sem of electrical branch  participated. The event received good response from the students . The event provided a platform for the students to showcase there projects and there work in paper presentation.

The program was held under the guidance and support of Management, Principal, Vice Principal and Head of Department Electrical Engineering.

Ms.Vrunda Hatwar was the student co-ordinator and Mr.Palash Akre co -cordinator of the event.

Parent -Teacher Interaction (PTI) 2018-19

The Department of Electrical Engineering had organized a Parent-Teacher Interaction on 16th February, 2019, all semesters. The inaugural function was presided over by Director, Fr. Dr. Paul Chandrankunnel, Fr. Dantees Thomas (Head HR), Dr. S. V. Gole (Principal), Prof. R. B. Gowardhan (Vice-Principal) and Dr. N. K. Dhote (HOD, EE Dept.).

In his address, Dr. Paul Chandrankunnel welcomed the parents and emphasized on strengthening the relationship between Institute and Parents for holistic development of students. Dr. S. V. Gole threw light on being future focused through proper career and higher studies planning. The Electrical Engineering Department felicitated students for their achievements in Academics, Co-Curricular, Sports and Job Placements.

Post the inaugural function parents interacted with faculty members individually. During the interaction, efforts taken by students in their achievements were applauded and future course of action with respect to career planning for the students was discussed. Also the suggestions given by parents regarding improvement in the overall teaching – learning process was appreciated. 53 parents reported with total head count being 100. The program was coordinated by Prof. Sumant Sarmokadam.

An achievement par excellence!

Mr. Rohit Singh from the Electrical Engineering Department, topped the University Examination of Summer-2018 in the overall B.E Degree of Electrical Engineering. He also secured the highest CGPA amongst all Engineering Branches. He was honored with three Gold Medals & one Silver Medal at RTM Nagpur University’s 106th Convocation held on 19th January, 2019.

Rohit attributes his success to the academic environment and discipline of the college. He also thanked the Director, Fr. Dr. Paul Chandrankunnel, Fr. Anto Mullanal (Asst. Director), Fr. Siju Jose (Financial Administrator), Dr. S. V. Gole (Principal), Prof. R. B. Gowardhan (Vice Principal), Head of  Electrical Department Dr. Nitin Dhote, College Faculty Members, family and friends for playing a significant role in his achievement.

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Inauguration of One Week STTP

The Department of Electrical Engineering is currently organizing a one week short term training program (STTP) from 26th November to 1st December, 2018,  on the topic ‘Emerging Trends and Innovations in Electrical Engineering for Sustainable Living’.

With growing concerns towards global warming and focused attention on emerging renewable energy technologies, this STTP provides faculty members a platform of engaging in a technical interaction with renowned experts in the field. Chief guest of the inaugural function Dr. Madhukar M Waware, Deputy Director (E-Governance), AICTE, New Delhi, emphasized the need of inculcating industry oriented skills in young engineers. He highlighted Government policies and schemes for students, faculty members as well as technical institutions. Dr. Waware also made them aware of various research funding schemes and student projects related to Smart India Hackathon. He further delivered a two hour session for participants of the course and also visited the grid connected Solar photo-voltaic roof top power generation facility installed at the campus.

Director of the Institute, Fr. Paul Chandrankunnel expressed his views on the importance of Solar Energy; Challenges and Opportunities for Electrical Engineers were discussed by Principal, Dr. S. V. Gole.

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Industrial Visit to CPRI & BHEL, Hyderabad

Fifth Semester Electrical Engineering students went on an industrial to Bharat Heavy Electricals Limited [BHEL] and Central Power Research Institute [CPRI], Hyderabad on 27th and 28th September, 2018.
Forging ahead on a sturdy foundation of over five decades of engineering excellence and embracing the glorious next phase of its growth, BHEL is an integrated power plant equipment manufacturer and one of the largest engineering and manufacturing company of its kind in India. It is engaged in the design, engineering, manufacture, construction, testing, commissioning and servicing of a wide range of products and services for core sectors of the economy. At BHEL students were taken around to various sections of the Generator Manufacturing unit. They visited the Rotor & Stator Winding section, complete testing process and installation of alternators were thoroughly explained by the concerned engineers.
The second day visit was at CPRI, Ultra High Voltage Research Lab ( UHVRL) where students were shown ultra high voltage testing facilities, impulse generator, cascade transformers used to generate high AC voltages, environmental testing laboratory and testing area of high power equipments. Students interacted with the Engineers at CPRI and were briefed about research facilities available, as well as the consultancy projects undertaken by them.
Students who visited these industries, 51 in number, were glad to be a part of this learning experience along with faculty members Prof.( Mrs). S. V. Banode, Prof. M. B. Maurya and non-teaching staff member Mr. S. Wadaskar.

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INVENTOMANIA 5

The Department of Electrical Engineering under the Institution of Engineer’s (India) hosted ‘INVENTOMANIA 5’ on 21st & 22nd September, 2018. Mr. Prasan Shrivatava, Addnl. Executive Engineer, MSEDCL, Nagpur, graced the occasion as chief guest.

After weeks of diligent preparation, the Electrical Department was beautifully lit up and decorated by students. In Inventomania- 5, five events were organized, out of which four were technical and one a fun event. Technohunt and Rocketeer were legacy events where as Waterloo and Techpost were a new addition. The events ended by 4 pm on the last day with the valedictory function.

Inventomania- 5 received an overwhelming response from guests, participants and staff. There were total 78 groups and 249 participants involved in all events, winners were awarded a cash prize of Rs 12,000.

Students expressed their gratitude to the Management and Head of Electrical Department Dr. N. K. Dhote for their continuous support and motivation. The event was led by faculty Co-ordinator Prof. Nilesh Mendhe, student Co-ordinator Mr. Vinay Waghmare  and co-coordinator Mr. Gaurav Choudhari.

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Alumnus makes the Institute & City Proud

It is a moment of delight for the Techpallottines, as Mr. Nirul Masurkar, alumnus of the Electrical Engineering Department, 2009 batch, brought laurels, both to the institute and city at a global level.

Mr. Masurkar, PhD Scholar, alongwith a group of students came up with an innovative project titled ‘Smart Buoy’, that helps in real-time detection of water contaminants. The conventional water contamination test is a time consuming process, while theirs is an autonomous system with sensors designed based on nano-materials, high power biodegradable Li-ion batteries and communication network. The batteries are charged from solar panels installed with the sensor unit. The real time water contamination sensors are capable of communicating with several sensors installed in lakes or rivers.

Their project won the first prize at various global competitions, where top universities and renowned industries from all over the world participated. The events were judged by experts from NASA and national labs across USA. An overall prize worth USD 65,000 was won by them. Mr. Masurkar is co-founder of the start-up MicroBuoy Inc., in USA, along with two others.

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Guest Lecture on ‘400 kV / 220 kV Transformer Installation Design’

Delivering a guest lecture to Final Year students on ‘400 kV / 220 kV Transformer Installation Design’, was Mr. Devendra Singh Ruprai, Executive Engineer (Retd.), MSETCL, Nagpur Division.  This session took place on September 11th, 2018, for students of the Electrical Engineering Dept.  

The topics covered were 400 kV / 220 kV Transformer Installation, its testing before and after commissioning, its major components, etc. The topic taken was part of the university syllabus, covered through the expertise of an industry resource person. The session was followed by a question-answer round.

Prof. Manoj B. Maurya (Faculty Coordinator) and Prof. Prafull M. Tarwatkar coordinated this event.

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EE Students Industrial Visit to Delhi & Agra

The seventh semester Electrical Engineering students visited two industries, namely Jackson Company, Delhi and  Coca Cola near Agra on the 3th & 4th of September, 2018.

At Jackson, students were shown the manufacturing unit of solar panels, research and testing facilities undertaken and various safety rules were also highlighted. The company specializes in design of portable solar generators, smart solar and roof top solar panels. Internships opportunities were also offered to students.

The second visit was to Coca Cola, here students were initially given a presentation about the plant and its various sections. Thereafter, they were taken to various sections, all automated to meet production demands.

Through this exposure, students gained practical technical knowledge and got a glimpse of the latest safety standards in industries.

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Internship Seminar 2K18

The Internship Seminar 2k18, was organized by the Department of Electrical Engineering on Wednesday, 29th August 2018, for Final Year students. The seminar was led by these intern students, who had undergone their Summer 2018 internship (after 6th Sem), at 21 different Industries in and around Nagpur. In all there were 72 interns. Expert mentors from the industry, Mr. Vinay Hardas, Koradi Training Center, Koradi; Ms. Shilpi Gupta, Reliance Power Plant, Butibori, Nagpur; Mr. Ajinkya Gore, Konark Transformers, Washim; Mr. Ajinkya Narnaware, SolarTech, Nagpur; Mr. Arun Radke, Minerva Switchgears and Controls, Nagpur; Mr. Suraj Rajan, Quadtech, Nagpur were invited to evaluate the seminar.

The program was inaugurated at the hands of Mr Vinay Hardas, Executive Engineer, Koradi Training Center, Koradi. The Master of Ceremony welcomed the guests and briefed them about the Internship Seminar. An introductory speech was given by Director, Fr. Dr. Paul Chandrankunnel. The program was attended by Fr. Anto Mullanal, Fr. Dantees Thomas and the Department faculty. Prof Gaurav Gadge, Department Coordinator, organised this program under the guidance of Dr Nitin Dhote, Head of Department.

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