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4th Indo-German workshop on Sustainable Engineering, September 17-18, 2016

The 4th Indo-German Workshop on Sustainable Engineering was organized by the Indo-German centre for sustainable manufacturing during 17-18 September 2016 at BITS Pilani, Pilani Campus. Prof. Souvik Bhattacharyya, Vice-Chancellor of BITS Pilani and the Chief Guest at the inaugural ceremony emphasized the need of sustainability in the modern era in all spheres of the engineering and sciences. Prof. A. K. Sarkar, Director of BITS Pilani, Pilani campus welcomed the participants and exhorted the participants to practice sustainability in day to day life. Dr. Reinhard Pittschellis, Global Development Research Head of FESTO Didactic SE, Germany was the guest of honour for the 4th edition of the Indo-German workshop. He emphasized the need of learning factories for the skill development of engineering graduates. Prof. Kuldip Singh Sangwan, the convener of the workshop and the coordinator of the Indo-German centre for sustainable manufacturing introduced the theme of the workshop. Various topics related to learning factories, sustainability education, IoT, and Industry 4.0 were discussed by speakers from industry and academia. 53 participants from Germany and India attended the workshop. Prof. S C Sivasubramanian, Registrar and Dean Administration shared his views on sustainability and its importance as chief guest at the valedictory session.

Faculty Achievements

  • Prof Dalip Kumar

    Prof Dalip Kumar, Department of Chemistry, has been selected for the CRSI Bronze Medal-2017 by the Chemical Research Society of India (CRSI) for his contributions to research in Chemistry. CRSI was founded by Bharat Ratna Prof C. N. R. Rao and is the largest chemical society in India.

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  • Prof M. S. Dasgupta

    Prof M. S. Dasgupta, Department of Mechanical Engineering, was given the best paper award in January 2016 for his paper titled “Smart Control of Electric Lamp using Artificial Intelligence based Controller” at the 12th IEEE India International Conference Electronics, Energy, Environment, Communication, Computer, Control, (E3-C3) held at Jamia Millia Islamia, New Delhi, during December 17-20, 2015.

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  • Prof K. S. Sangwan

    Prof K. S. Sangwan, Department of Mechanical Engineering, has been awarded a project worth 369,455.36 Euros by DAAD and FESTO Didactic, Germany with Professor Christoph Herrmann, TU Braunschweig, on the establishment of a “Learning Factory” at BITS Pilani.

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  • Prof Jitendra Panwar

    Prof Jitendra Panwar, Department of Biological Sciences, has been awarded a visiting professorship under INSA-CAS International Bilateral Exchange/ Collaboration Programme-2016.

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  • Dr Arnab Hazra

    Dr Arnab Hazra, Department of Electrical and Electronics Engineering, received the "Early Career Research Award" by Science and Engineering Research Board (SERB), India on March 4, 2016. 

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  • Prof. Rahul Banerjee has been elevated by the IEEE to the grade of Senior Member

    IEEE has intimated the institute that Prof. Rahul Banerjee has been elevated to the grade of senior member which require experience and reflects professional accomplishment that only 9% of its 428,000 members have achieved thus far.

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Achievements

  • Young F1 car designers gear up for international contest

    A team of 20 students from BITS Pilani, Dubai, designed UAE's first Formula 1 car, student race car. Recently the team also won at the Innovator Show 2016 in Abu Dhabi. Dh 200,000 was spent in total for designing and manufacturing the car. The team is also going to show case  their latest car at Formula SAE in Germany next year.

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  • India's Official First Aid App Launched

    Six students from BITS PILANI, i.e.  Tushar Dhalwani (Pilani Campus), Rishabh Garg (Pilani Campus), Bhuvan Gupta (Goa Campus), Akanksha Pandey(Hyderabad Campus), Shrey Bansal (Hyderabad Campus), Rahul Mittal(Hyderabad Campus) have created India’s Official First Aid Mobile Application as their summer internship project from 23rd May -16th July, 2016 at Indian Red Cross Society, NHQ, New Delhi. The Ceremonial Session was presided over by the President of IRCS and the President of India Hon’ble Shri Pranab Mukherjee at Rashtrapati Bhavan, New Delhi. The user friendly App empowers one to take care of some of the basic medical emergencies.

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  • Three BITS, Pilani Students Win the Aditya Birla Group Scholarship

    Three students from BITS, Pilani - one each from Pilani Campus, Goa Campus and Hyderabad Campus are selected for the 18th Aditya Birla Scholarship Programme – Class of 2016-17. The students are the following:
     
    1.   2016A7PS019P Mr. Tanay  Sharma (Pilani Campus)
    2.   2016A7PS004G Mr. Dinku Sarmah (Goa Campus)
    3.  2016A7PS001H Ms.Sandhya Biksham Preethi Sharma (Hyderabad Campus)

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  • Five BITS, Pilani Students Win O.P. Jindal Engineering & Management Scholarships

    Five students from BITS, Pilani have won OPJEM scholarships- 2016, worth Rs. 80,000 each. They are Harsh Sharma (2014A4PS405P), Sishir Suresh Mohammed (2015A4PS136P), Pragyan Trivedi Priyamedh (2013A4PS063P), Prithu Mitash (2013A4PS392P) and Prateek Arora (2014A2PS556P).

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