Five lectures were held in different disciplines of engineering on the fourth day of Industry Academia Expert Lecture Week on Thursday. A lecture on national policy and targets for steel production was jointly organised by the departments of materials and metallurgical engineering and mechanical engineering and was attended by more than 60 students. It was delivered by R K Bagchi, director, National Institute of Secondary Steel Technology, Mandi Gobindgarh, who spoke about steel making beginning right from the mines and ending in billets. He mentioned that steel is the backbone of any country and also shared the details of recycling scrap.
Two experts from Hindustan Zinc Limited of Vedanta Group in Udaipur — Sanjay Sharma, head, strategic HR projects and Ashish, core R&D member — delivered lectures on opportunities, trends and avenues in non-ferrous extractive metallurgical industries and the intricacies of the technical aspects of extraction process, respectively.
Harkesh, sales and marketing engineer, North India, DUCOM Instruments, Bangalore, spoke on wear performance and their critical measurements. He discussed the basic concepts of wear, lubrication and described the different types of wear testing done.
The department of materials and metallurgical engineering organised another lecture by Yogesh Arora, MD, FLIPKEYS India Limited, “Challenges to new startups and Strategy to counter”.
Arora shared the memories of his initial entrepreneurship days and highlighted that an entrepreneur should have immense will power, confidence and passion.
He encouraged the students to put in those extra hours to reach the success and advised them to see every event and situation as an opportunity.