Trek to Fort Purandar

A trek on Purandar fort was organized by Department of Electronics and Telecommunication for S.E E&TC I & II students on 4th February 2016 from 7 am to 6:30 pm. Nine staff members accompanied 94 students for the trek. Purandar Fort figures repeatedly in the rising of Shivaji against the Adil Shahi Bijapur Sultanate and the Mughals. Fort Purandhar stands 4,472 ft. above the sea in the Western Ghats, 50 km southeast of Pune ahead of Saswad village. The village Purandar takes its name from this fort. Purandar fort is also known for birthplace of Sambhaji Raje Bhosale son of Chhatrapati Shivajiraje Bhosale. It was an overall fun activity thoroughly enjoyed by students and staff.

One Day Trek to Shivneri by Polymer Department

One Day Trek to Shivneri was organized by Polymer Department on 4th Feb-2016 at 8:30 am for SE,TE and BE students.

Shivneri Fort is a historic military fortification located near Junnar. Shivneri, a birth place of Chhatrapati Shivaji (1630), is located at a distance of around 3 km from Junnar (125 km from Pune). Trekking in Shivneri fort is more of a leisurely walk through the seven gates, and gardens to the ‘Shiv Janmasthal’ with a few rock patches

Industrial visit by Polymer Dept.

Industrial visit is organized to Renata Precision Components Pvt. Ltd. It is a leading manufacturer and exporter of high precision plastic and metal components. As a manufacturer and supplier of critical products, they take care of every aspect of production, designing and manufacturing molds and dies, manufacturing plastic molded components by injection molding all under one roof. Be it an automobile, a safety device, an electrical/electronic product or medical equipment – the big product is only as good as the small parts it is built from. The goal of the visit is to bridge the gap between theoretical and practical knowledge and to strengthen the industry-academia relations.

Introduction to GPGPU and CUDA

Add-on course on ‘Introduction to GPGPU and CUDA’ was jointly organized by Electronics and Telecommunication Engineering Department and Computer Department of MAEER’s MIT College. The course was scheduled on four days: Sat 13/2/2016, Sun 14/3/2016, Sat 05/03/16 and Sun 06/03/16 from 9.30 am to 3.30 pm. The course contents were delivered by Mr. Kaustubh Hiwarekar of Sinhagad College of Engineering and Mr. Sumit Harale of Indira College of Engineering and Management. The course was attended by about 30 students of E&Tc and Computer Engineering. The syllabus covered in these four days is attached herewith. Course was organized by Prof. Mrs. Savita Kulkarni, Prof. Mrs. Anuradha Phadke of E&Tc Department and Prof. Vandana Jagtap of Computer department.

Industrial visit- Polymer Department

An industrial visit was organized for the final year students of Polymer Engineering on Saturday, 12th of March, 2016 to two units of Kalpana Glass Fibre Pvt. Ltd., (Unit 1 and 2) Sasewadi and Prescient Colors, Pirangut. Prof (Dr) M. B. Kulkarni, Prof (Mrs) Deepti Marathe, Prof (Ms) Yutika Badhe and Shri Anna Patil accompanied the students to these plants. At the first unit of, Kalpana Glass Fibre Pvt. Ltd, Mr. Phadke (co-owner) gave the students an insight about the varied range of Fibre reinforced products that they manufacture for Indian as well as German and American companies and encouraged them to pursue entrepreneurship. The unit 2 contains thermoforming machines where they fabricate parts for major oil companies in India and Mr. Mehta(Owner), gave the students a detailed explanation about their functioning and products. The students took keen interest in composite processing and thermoforming as it is a major part of their curriculum. After stopping for a sumptuous meal, we proceeded to Prescient Color Ltd, a subsidiary of Sudarshan Chemicals, which mainly focuses on compounding color masterbatches for commodity, enginnering and other specialty polymers. Their Production Manager, Mr. Ratan Shetty and a few of our alumni, who now work there, gladly showed the students their numerous extrusion systems and yarn spinning machines, along with color matching and weaving units. We headed after a brief lecture session and refreshments by Prescient Color Ltd.

Trek to ARAI hill

The ARAI hill is the highest point within the city limits, with an elevation of 2600 ft. There is a temple of ARAI located on the top of the hill from which the hill derives its name. On 24th of December the trek at ARAI HILL was arranged for S.E, T.E, & B.E student by Polymer Engineering Department. Total 70 people including student, teaching staff & non- teaching staff was gathered at 8.00am at polyporch & we started our trek. We reached our first point (Vetal Baba Temple) at around 8.30 & then we began towards our next point Lord Shiva temple (Mhatoba Temple) by walking almost 5km. We reached Lord Shiva temple (Mhatoba Temple) at 10.00am. After reaching to Mhatoba Temple the some of us helped the staff members to make “Tasty BHEL” for all of us. After enjoying Bhel we started the return journey at around 11.00am & reached to the Department by 12.30pm. This activity has helped faculty, staff and students to develop the cohesive environment and healthy relations.

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IPI PUNE CHAPTER SEMINAR by Polymer Department

IPI PUNE CHAPTER SEMINAR ON ANALYSIS TESTING AND CHARACTERIZATION FOR POLYMER INDUSTRY

IPI Pune Chapter organized one day seminar on Analysis Testing and Chaterization for Polymer Industry at MCCIA, Pune on 18th February 2016. This was supported by MAEER MIT Pune and fully sponsored by Thermo Fisher India Pvt. Ltd. This seminar was mainly focused on application of different testing techniques for providing solution to the problems faced by plastics industry. Dr S Radhakrishnan , Chairman IPI Pune chapter welcomed the guests and introduced the Chief Guest Prof.N.N.Maldar, Vice Chancellor , Solapur University, to the audience by recounting his contributions and achievements in the area of Polymer Science. Prof.Maldar, in his speech mentioned about the importance of Plastics and how IPI must help in creating good manpower in the Plastic Industry as well as in research and development.

Expert Lecture Series

4-Mar-2016 (Friday) at 1:45 PM

Expert Lecture Series has been planned by Mechanical Department for PG students starting with Expert Lecture on Precision High Speed Dry Machining of Aerospace Materials Dr. Dinesh Thakur, Defense Institute of Advanced Technology, Pune.

Dr. Thakur Dinesh guided the students on design aspects of Dry and Green Precision Manufacturing of Aerospace Component Inconel 718. Precision machining is the need of hour and it is difficult to achieve the required quality. Aerospace material are excellent in strength to weight ratio, but when it comes to machining they are difficult to treat. He also elaborated concept of near dry machining and very limited use of coolants. He has explained thermal aspects of machining

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Workshop on STARCCM + Training – Mechanical Department

Concept: A two day’s workshop on STARCCM+ (CFD tool) is conducted for the faculty members of MIT Pune on 25th and 26th February 2016. It was organized with the support of our CFD software provider CD-adapco India pvt. Ltd. and Mechanical Department of MIT Pune. The objective of the workshop was to give exposure to concerned staff for the software tool so that they can guide and handle the increasing demand of CFD projects from students.

Participation: The duration of workshop was from 9:30 am to 5:30 pm. every day. 16 staff members mainly from MIT & MITCOE participated in the workshop. Presence of staff members from other departments like petroleum, Mathematics was remarkable and encouraging. 10 Masters Students from heat power branch and one from petroleum also benefited from this workshop.

Speaker: The workshop was conducted by the trainer Mr.Nishikant Prabhu from CD-adapco India Pvt Ltd. He is an IISC passout and expert in the IC engine combustion simulations. This subject was interesting to some of the staff members. Along with the theoretical concepts he conducted the hands-on sessions in the workshop.

Feedback: Overall it was expressed by faculty members that it was a very useful and essential workshop.