The Department of Mechanical Engineering organized the International Conference on Emerging Trends in Mechanical & Industrial Engineering -ICETMIE 2017 from 13-14 October 2017. The Chief Guest Mr Anil Relia, CEO, National Accreditation Board for Testing and Calibration Laboratories (NABL) inaugurated the conferenceand delivered the keynote address. Mr Anil Relia spoke about the growing need of research in India and the research facilities available at NABL. Prof. Prem Vrat, Pro-Chancellor sensitized the audience to pursue research in interdisciplinary fields for the benefit of the society. Dr CR Prasad, Chairman and Managing Director, Everest Power Pvt Ltd and Distinguished Faculty Mentor, The NorthCap University gave a talk on ‘India Energy Mix and the path ahead’ and shared his rich industry experience.
The objective of the conference was to disseminate and share knowledge about advances in Mechanical and Industrial technology. The conference provided a platform for an active interaction between researchers and academia-industry representativesin the form of technical sessions and discussions on many interesting topics like Design, Thermal, Manufacturing and Industrial Engineering.
The technical sessions began with an invited talk by Prof. Kannan Govindan, Professor and Head, Center for Engineering Operations Management; University of Southern Denmark on ‘Achieving sustainability through circular economy in a supply chain perspective’. Dr Sanjay Sen Gupta, Editor, Journal of Scientific & Industrial Research (JSIR) delivered a lecture on ‘Research methodology and how to streamline the process for better research output’.
Several research papers were received and after a peer-reviewed process 56 selected papers were accepted for the conference proceedings, which have been published in the form of a book with ISBN No. 978-81-9336-12-7. Selected papers of the conference proceedings will also be sent for publication to Scopus and Web of Science indexed international journals. 40 research papers were presented in the conference out of which 21% were from premier institutions such as IIT’s and NIT’s. 24 research papers were conceptual and 15 research papers were case studies.
Some leading partners of the conference were GAIL, NABL, DRDO, The Car Studio, Imperial Society of Innovative Engineers, JS Design and IFB. Several reputed journals such as IJPQM, JSIR, JAMT Scopus Indexed were the publishing partners of the conference. The conference ended with a valedictory session and a vote of thanks by Prof. Ravindra Ojha, Director, School of Engineering & Technology. The Convener of the Conference was Dr K Mathiyazhagan and Co-Convener was Dr Ashwini Sharma.