The Industry Academia Week kickstarted at PEC University of Technology on Monday with experts delivering lectures in green buildings, energy engineering and response surface methodology and others.
The lectures were attended by BE final and pre-final year students and students of the ME programme. The week-long programme is aimed at increasing industry-institute interaction and to provide adequate exposure to the students.
The inaugural session, Technology Entrepreneurship in the Indian Context, was organised on Monday. Director of PEC University of Technology Manoj K Arora inaugurated the event. “This programme is being organised to help students gain maximum exposure and knowledge from experts. This will help the students in better understanding the needs and ways of the industry,” he said.
The key speaker for the session was Sanjeev Bhavnani, a PEC alumnus and founder and CEO of Mentorpreneur Advisors. He spoke about the importance of innovative ideas and motivated the students to be ready for any challenge. He also gave tips to the students to become successful entrepreneurs.
“Each and every one of us should have a vision set for ourselves and we must keep up with the ever-increasing competition in today’s world,” Bhavnani said.
Later, Vishal Bhatia, the founder and partner of Green Construction Technologies, New Delhi, gave a lecture on green concrete structures at the department of civil engineering.
Briefing the students on the construction of green buildings in India, he said, “These days, cross polythene and wall thermocol panels are being in construction. Owing to the increasing climate change concerns worldwide, green buildings are the need of the hour.”
The computer science and engineering department also organised a session on IT laws and digital forensics, which was moderated by Vicky Shah, the founder of Eagle Eye.
He spoke about the differentiation in ethics and laws in the IT industry and discussed the Information Technology Act (Section 66 A) with the students.
On Monday, two lectures were also organised by the department of materials and metallurgical engineering by the general manager of L&T Limited Pankaj Chadda and head of department of applied mechanics at IIT-Delhi Puneet Mahajan.
Chadda delivered a lecture about contribution of PEC metallurgist to L&T warship building programme, whereas Mahajan spoke on the issue about helmet design.
A lecture on response surface methodology in experimentation was organised at the department of production engineering.