Department of Mechanical Engineering
Technical Events/Guest Lectures
Professor Ajit Salunke, Head of Department of Mechanical Engineering at Don Bosco College of Engineeering, Fatorda delivered a talk on Virtual Instrumentation & Robotics on 16th March, 2017. The presentation covered topics relating to various types of automation ranging from device automation to plant automation using SCADA. In depth knowledge was imparted regarding the types of sensors used in various applications along with DAQ systems & use of OP-AMP circuits & filtering of signals. Practical examples were illustrated with the help of various innovative case studies. The talk was attended by the final year and third year Mechanical Engineering students. Dr. Jagannath Hirkude and Prof. Saeesh Verenkar Coordinated the talk.
Mr Shashi Kumar M, Assistant Director, MSME delivered a talk on various opportunities and schemes available for entrepreneurship in Goa on 16th February 2017. Mr Shashi Kumar had an interactive discussion with students discussing various projects taken up by students and future potential for the final year projects. Mr Amey Karmali from CIBA also interacted with students and discussed various issues regarding incubating their projects and funding opportunities for such projects. The talk was coordinated by Dr. Jagannath Hirkude and Mr. Saeesh Verenkar.
Mr. Sunay Pai, Senior Training Officer, IMS, Vasco delivered a talk on career opportunities in the shipping industry on 14th February 2017. He gave the students an outline of the course at IMS and the various career opportunities they can avail of after completion of the course. The students were introduced to life in the shipping industry. This led to an interactive session where students clarified their doubts as to the course and the industry as a whole. The talk was coordinated by Dr. Jagannath Hirkude and Mr. Saeesh Verenkar.
Department of Mechanical Engineering of Padre Conceicao College of Engineering, Verna and Department of Physics, Goa University, jointly organized a National Level Symposium on "Materials Characterization and Manufacturing" during 18th and 19th of August 2016. Dr. Geethalakshmi K., Associate Professor, Department of Mechanical Engineering, Padre Conceicao College of Engineering and Dr. R. B. Tangsali, Professor, Department of Physics, Goa University, were Conveners of the symposium. The event was inaugurated at the hands of the Honorable Governor of Goa and Chancellor of the Goa University, Smt. Mridula Sinha. The welcome address was given by Prof. Tangsali and Dr. Geethalakshmi proposed the vote of thanks. The keynote address was delivered by Prof. Vikram Jayaram, Chairman, Division of Mechanical Sciences, Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore.
AUTOTECH in association with the mechanical engineering department organized a two days workshop onPLC for the third year mechanical engineering students on 2nd and 3rd march 2018. the workshop was coordinated by Prof. Saeesh Verenkar
Simulations using ANSYS
A workshop was conducted on "Simulations using ANSYS" for the Final year Engineering Students from 8th to 13th Jan 2018. The Coordinators for the workshop were Mr. Saeesh Verenkar, Mr. Pushparaj Pingulkar, Mr. Ramdas Pandit and Mr. Gaurak Phaldessai.
Protean knowledge solution conducted a certificate course In PLC-ADVANCE at PCCE from 3rd July 20, 2017 to 8th July 20, 2017. The course was attended by the final year mechanical and electronics and communication engineering students. The course was designed specifically for students so that they gain confidence through extensive hands on training. The course Faculty was Mr. B.M.Gondhalekar who has done his graduation in Mechanical engineering from VJTI Mumbai, and has done Masters in Information Technology from Illinois State University Bloomington Illinois. The faculty coordinator for the course was Prof. Saeesh Verenkar.
Protean knowledge solution conducted a certificate course In PLC-ADVANCE at PCCE from 11th July 20, 2016 to 16th July 20, 2016. The course was attended by the final year mechanical engineering students. The course was designed specifically for students so that they gain confidence through extensive hands on training. The course Faculty was Mr. B.M.Gondhalekar who has done his graduation in Mechanical engineering from VJTI Mumbai, and has done Masters in Information Technology from Illinois State University Bloomington Illinois. The faculty coordinator for the course was Prof. Saeesh Verenkar
A course on FINITE ELEMENT ANALYSIS USING ANSYS from 11th to 15th January 2016 was conducted for the Final year Mechanical Engineering students.
Protean knowledge solution conducted a certificate course In PLC-ADVANCE at PCCE from 6th July 20, 2015 to 11th July 20, 2015
FieldTrips/ Industrial Visits
ACREX 2018 Bangalore
The final year Mechanical Engineering students attended the Air Conditioning and Refrigeration Expo (ACREX) held in Bangalore, from 22-24th February 2018, under the guidance of Prof. Mohnish Borker.
An Industrial Visit was organised for Third year Mechanical Engineering Students at Kinneco Caman, GKB Ophthalmic, Pilern & Dynaquip Machines Thivim Goa, on 14th February 2018, under the guidance of Prof. Gaurish Samant.
On 11th August 2017, the department of mechanical engineering along with the training and placement cell of the PCCE College organized a field trip for the Third year mechanical students to Godrej locking and security solutions plant, Madkai Industrial Estate, Ponda Goa. All the students enthusiastically participated in the activity and were accompanied by Prof. Marvin Fernandes and Prof. Pushparaj Pingulkar.
The students were first acquainted with the product range offered by the company which includes 5 basic types of security solutions. After this, they were taken to plant 1 where all the raw materials needed for manufacturing locks and keys was stored and along with it, the methods of maintaining a stock at the stores and minimizing wastage of material was shown. The shop floor was the next stop, were they were made familiar with the process of blank punching of lock and key, hydraulic and pneumatic pressing, injection die casting and powder coating. The guides explained the machines in which these processes were done in detail to the inquisitive minds and a free interaction was seen among them.
The final year students of the Mechancial Department along with 2 faculty namely, Mr. Saeesh Verenkar and Mr. Dattaprakash Vernekar went for a field visit to Vedanta Limited at Codli on 15th March 2017. The students were given a brief introduction about the company by Mr. Joaquim D’Costa, Head – South Cluster, Vedanta Limited. This was followed by a visit to the mines where they were shown the entire mining process in detail. This was followed by a visit to the Maintenance Department where Mr. Nobel Dias, a PCCE Alumni explained in depth about all the machinery and their working. The students had an interactive discussion with the engineers at the mine.
ISHRAE Student chapter of the Mechanical Department of Padre Conceicao College of Engineering organized a 3 day study visit under the guidance of HoD Dr.Jagannath Hirkude and faculty incharge Pof.Jisa Randhir to the International Technical event, ACREX (Air conditioning & Refrigeration Expo) at India Expo Mart Limited at Greater Noida from 23rd February to 25th February 2017. The group comprised of 24 students from final year Mechanical engineering department. They were accompanied by Prof Annapurna Hosalli and Prof Sunil Pawar.
Students from Mechanical Engineering Department of PCCE visited L&T Powai, Mumbai(Heavy Engineering Department) on 26th Feb 2016. The students got exposure to various equipment like horizontal milling machine, horizontal boring machine, SAW robot welder etc. This industrial visit was coordinated by Prof. Jisa Randhir, Asst. Professor Mechanical Department.
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