Workshops / Seminars / Conferences Attended

  • Dr.Veeresh Kumar.G.B., attended a NAAC-Sponsored National Seminar on Curriculum Design for Sustainable and Societal Development: A Road Map, held during 12th-13th Aug 2016 atAmrita Vishwa Vidyapeetham, Coimbatore, organized by Amrita School of Engineering, Coimbatore.
  • Mr. Vinod Kotebavi, attendeda workshop on 'COMSOL for Teaching and Research' programheld on June 15th 2016, at Royal Orchid Central, Dickenson Road, Bengaluru. They introduced use of powerful simulation tools that boost research.  They arranged Hands-on minicourses to takethrough the basic steps in building Multiphysics models and apps.
  • Mr. Vinod Kotebavi(Assistant Professor – Sr Gr) attended workshop on “how to handle your car when it breaks down” exclusively for SAEINDIA Bangalore section's members on June 11th, 2016. It was organized by SAEINDIA, Bangalore section at Navnit Motors, near Electronic city. Mr.MunirathnamDhananjayan, MD,Focus Engineering & BMW certified after sales consultant, also member of the management committee of SAEINDIA,Bangalore section, handled the workshop.

  • Ravi Kumar V, attended a workshop on,”NBA Accreditation Process “during 28thFebruary- 4th to 4th March 2016 organized at SJB Institute of Technology, Bengaluru.
  • RakeshS.G, Nagaraja S.R, Vinod Kotebavi, Akhil Jand Sandeep Koundinya, attended 4th National Symposium on shock waves (NSSW-4),held during 25th -26th February 2016,  organized by Society of Shock Wave Research (India) in coordination with Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore and Karunya Institute of Technology and sciences, coimbatore.
  • Dr. DebjyotiSahu, participated in the National course on Recent Trends in Fuel cell Technology, Conducted under the Technical Education Quality Improvement Programme sponsored by the Ministry of Human Resource Development, Government of India held during 28-29th December 2015 at Centre for Education Technology IIT Guwahati.
  • Dr. Veeresh Kumar. G. B, attended the workshop on CEP course:Coordinators’ Workshop on Technical Communication organized by IIT Bombay during 24-28th August 2015 at IIT Bombay, Mumbai.
  • Dr. Nagaraja.S.R,Mr.VinodKotebavi,Mr.BhanuPrakash.S.,&Mr.Akhil.J attended a workshopCOMSOL CONFERENCE 2014 held during 13th -14th Nov 2014 at Hotel Park Plaza, Bengaluru.
  • Pramod R, Mohan Kumar S, attended a one day Workshop on “Aerospace and Defence Co-Design to Target” at Taj West End, Bengaluru held on 28th May 2014.
  • Dr. Veeresh Kumar G.B., attended a workshop on “Recent Trends in Manufacturing” held during 27-28 March 2014 at Amrita School of Engineering, Ettimadai.
  • Mr.Vinod Kotebavi, Assistant professor attended  One week Coordinators Workshop on Fluid Mechanics  Conducted by IIT Kharagpur from 11th March to 15th March held under the national mission on education through ICT ( MHRD)
  • R Pramod, Assistant Professor attended Indian Sustainability Congress as a delegate from 04th March to 05th March at Hotel Atria, Bangalore.
  • Dr.T.Srinivas. Rao, Associate Professor, attended a Workshop on " Advanced Metrology, Inspection & Caliberation Techniques in Modern Production Industries" organized by Amrita Vishwa Vidyapeetham, Kollam during March 3 -5, 2014
  • Mrs.Mrudula Prashanth, Assistant Professor, Department of Mechanical Engineering, attended a Three-day FDP on “Achieving Organizational Excellence Through Modern Industrial Engineering Techniques” form 20th to 22nd February 2014, organized by Department of IEM, MSRIT, Bengaluru under TEQIP at MSRIT, Bengaluru.
  • Mr. Shashi Kumar M E and Mrs. Deepthi Y P, Assistant Professors, Department of Mechanical Engineering, have participated in Three-day Workshop on “Research Methodologies & LaTeX” organised by VTU e-Learning Centre, Mysore from 20th to 22nd Feb, 2014 at K.S.School of Engineering and Management, Bengaluru.
  • Mr. Vinod Kotebavi, Assistant Professor, Department of Mechanical Engineering, attended workshop on “Advanced flow diagnostics for high speed flows “on 19 feb 2014, organized by Department of Aerospace Engineering, Indian institute of Science, Bengaluru.
  • Smita Singh attended one day Author’s Workshop on 13th Feb 2014 organized by VTU and Springer at Senate Hall, Central College.
  • Prashanth B N, Pramod R and Mohan Kumar S attended one day FDP on “Springer Author Workshop” organized jointly by VTU, Belgaum and Springer on 13th February 2014, held at Central College, Bengaluru.
  • Dr. S R Nagaraja and Mr.R Pramod attended two day workshop on Basic and Advanced Engineering Simulations using COMSOL at Shilton Royale, Bangalore from 22/01/14 to 23/01/14.
  • Mr.Prashanth.B.N, Assistant professor, Dept of Mechanical Engineering, attended one day workshop“Introductory Talk on Digital Manufacturing, A Next Generation Technology” on 10th January 2014, organized by EDS Technologies Pvt. Ltd., Bangalore.
  • The following faculty members attended Two-week ISTE Workshop on "Fluid Mechanics", under the National Mission on Education through ICT, MHRD (Govt. of India), from 20th to 30th May 2013 held at Amrita School of Engineering, Bangalore through distance mode using the AVIEW technology from IIT, Kharagpur.
    • Neetu Srivastava
    • Smita Singh
    • Magarajan U
    • Akhil Jayasankar
    • Shali S
    • Shankara
    • Kesavulu Naidu V
    • Mohan Kumar S
    • Balasubramanya. H. S
    • Y P Deepthi
    • Phanibhushana M V
    • Ulhas K Annigeri
    • Mrudula Prashanth
    • Raghavendra Ravi Kiran K
    • Dileep B P
    • Shashi Kumar. M. E
    • Prashanth B N
    • Ravi Kumar 

Workshops / Seminars / Conferences Organized

  • Mr. Rajeevlochana G. Chittawadigi conducted a set of tutorials/sessions on Visual C# programming for the B.Tech Mechanical S4 students. These tutorials were aimed at helping them develop software for simulation of mechanisms. A total of 46 students attended these sessions which was also a shortlisting criteria for selection for various summer internships. Based on the performance in the programming assignments and their skills in CAD modeling and analysis in Autodesk Inventor and ADAMS, the following students were shortlisted for internships and the hosts have confirmed the same. These students will be underdoing summer internship for the duration May first/second week to June end, 2018.

    Sl. No. Student Name Host and Institute
    1 Jai Singh Kushwah (S4 ME C) Prof. Subir K. Saha, IIT Delhi
    2 Devarshi Pandey (S4 ME C) Prof. Subir K. Saha, IIT Delhi
    3 ASD Ganesh (S4 ME A) Dr. Sandipan Bandyopadhyay, IIT Madras
    4 J Raghu Ram (S4 ME A) Dr. Sandipan Bandyopadhyay, IIT Madras
    5 Sai Vikas Maram (S4 ME B) Dr. Suril V. Shah, IIT Jodhpur
    6 K. S. Yashaswi (S4 ME B) Dr. Suril V. Shah, IIT Jodhpur
    7 Avanthika D (S4 ME A) Dr. Abhishek Sarkar, IIIT Hyderabad
    8 Gokul P (S4 ME A) Dr. Abhishek Sarkar, IIIT Hyderabad
    9 Prasanna Venkatesh (S4 ME C) Dr. Nayan M. Kakoty, Tezpur Univ., Assam
    10 S Sugandhana (S4 ME C) Dr. Nayan M. Kakoty, Tezpur Univ., Assam
    11 S S Thejas (S4 ME B) MTAB Engineers Pvt. Ltd., Chennai
  • International Conference on Advances in Materials and Manufacturing Applications IConAMMA – 2017
    The Department of Mechanical Engineering proudly hosted the 2nd edition of the 3 day International Conference on Advances in Materials and Manufacturing Applications – IConAMMA in association with IOP Conference Series: Materials Science and Engineering and Elsevier’s: Materials Today Proceedings during August 17th to 19th 2017 chaired by Dr. Veeresh Kumar G. B. and co-chaired by R. Pramod. The conference aimed at creating a cross disciplinary summit that transcends departmental, institutional, industrial, public and private research organizational barriers and lends itself to the integration of research and education in the vital field of advanced materials.
    IConAMMA is dedicated to bringing up substantial discussions on major segments of advanced manufacturing processes, material characterization, modeling and simulation, properties and performance of materials, device fabrication, thermal power and energy systems. The conference is a gathering of many International and National achievers, scientists, researchers, and academicians in this field to share their vision and experiences.
    All accepted papers of IConAMMA 2017 will be published by IOP Conference Series: Materials Science and Engineering Journal, and Elsevier’s: Materials Today Proceedings, which are indexed through Conference Proceedings Citation Index – Science (CPCI-S), Thomson Reuters, Web of Science, SCOPUS, Compendex, Chemical Abstracts, NASA Astrophysics Data System, Polymer Library. All accepted papers will have an open access and will be available soon on the IOP Conference Series and Elsevier’s: Materials Today Proceedings websites.
    Prof. C S P Rao, Department of Mechanical Engineering, NIT Warangal, Telangana State, and Prof. S. Basavarajappa, Registrar IIIT Dharawad, Karnataka generously accepted the invitation to serve as Guest Editors for the conference.
    The major topics that define the scope of the IConAMMA includes but not limited to Advanced Manufacturing Processes, Composite Materials, Advanced materials, Thermal Power and Energy Systems, Design Engineering, Physics and Chemistry of Advanced Materials.
    IConAMMA received a total of 888 papers from researchers from India and over 19 countries across the globe. All the papers have gone through the double peer review process from the Review and Advisory Committee comprising of subject experts across the globe. The conference paper submission was done through EasyChair in order to facilitate the authors to easily upload or withdraw their papers.
    Dr. Shantikumar Nair, Dean of Research, and Director of Nano-sciences, Amrita Centre for Nano-sciences and Molecular Medicine, Kochi India had graced the inaugural function as the Chief Guest and key note speaker of IConAMMA 2017. Prof. Nair, in his key note address shared valuable knowledge on the development of bio-materials and Nano-materials for the medical applications.
    The honorary keynote speaker, Dr. R R Sumathi, Group leader, Wide Bandgap Semiconductor, Functional Materials and Devices of Ludwig - Maximilians University, Munich, Germany, delivered a key note on Applications of Functional Materials for “Go for Green” electronic materials like Silicon Carbide, Aluminium Nitride and Graphene.
    Both the addresses from distinguished speakers were very well received by the Delegates of IConAMMA, faculty and students of Amrita.
    414 of 888 papers were accepted and presented during the IConAMMA 2017, by means of oral presentations in 7 parallel sessions and 4 poster presentation sessions with a total of 63 technical sessions which were piloted by 45 session chairs comprising of eminent personalities throughout the country. The conference marked its successful completion through a valedictory function where the certificates were handed over to the participants.
  • Four projects titled, “Design & Development of Tilting Rotary Furnace”, “Design & Development of Hybrid Wind & Solar Energy System for Power Generation”, “Drilling Induced Delamination Characterization & Process Optimization of Nano Particles Reinforced Polymer Matrix Composites” and “Design, Fabrication, Testing & Development of Nautilus Whorl-Wind Turbine” under the guidance of Mr. Prashanth B N & Mr. Pramod R were exhibited at 18th edition of IMTEX 2017 and 19th edition of concurrent ToolTech 2017 held at Bangalore International Exhibition Centre (BIEC), Bengaluru from 26th January 2017 to 1st February 2017.
    IMTEX 2017 is South & South-East Asia's apex exhibition showcasing the very latest trends in metal forming, machine tools as well as technological refinements from India & other global players. The mega event attracts visitors from a wide spectrum of manufacturing and ancillary industries starting with key decision & policy makers as well as industry captains who are keen to source latest technologies and manufacturing solutions for their production lines throughout the world. The mega show, also the apex event of IMTMA, laid out the very latest machines/equipment, processes, tools, accessories, software and raw materials as well as feed stocks required to manufacture formed parts in every engineering application. It is of great honour to say that Department of Mechanical Engineering, Amrita School of Engineering, Bengaluru has been selected consecutively for the fourth time, to represent and showcase their R&D capabilities at IMTEX by exhibiting their B.Tech.projects.
  • International Conference on Advances in Materials and Manufacturing Applications – 2016 (IConAMMA - 2016)
    The Department of Mechanical Engineering, School of Engineering, Amrita Vishwa Vidyapeetham, Bengaluru campus organized “International Conference on Advances in Materials and Manufacturing Applications – 2016 (IConAMMA - 2016) in association withIOP Conference Series: Materials Science and Engineering during 14th July to 16th July, 2016. All accepted papers of IConAMMA 2016 will be published by IOP Conference Series: Materials Science and Engineering, which is indexed through Conference Proceedings Citation Index – Science (CPCI-S), Thomson Reuters, Web of Science, Scopus, Compendex, Inspec, INIS (International Nuclear Information System), Chemical Abstracts, NASA Astrophysics Data System Polymer Library. All presented papers will have an open access and will be available at this link

    The inaugural function was conducted on 14th July 2016. Dr. Rakesh S. G., Associate Dean, Amrita School of Engineering, Bengaluru briefed the gathering about Amrita Vishwa Vidyapeetham. Br. Dhanraj Swamiji – Director Amrita Vishwa Vidyapeetham, Bengaluru Campusblessed the gathering. Dr. Veeresh Kumar. G. B, Chair IConAMMA – 2016 talked about the conference theme and objectives. Dr. Nagaraja S. R. introduced the chief guest and guest editors. Prof. C S P Rao and Prof. S Basavarajappa, the Guest Editors for the conference proceedings, shared their valuable experience with the participants. The Chief Guest of IConAMMA, Sri Sudhir Kumar Mishra, C.E.O. & M.D., BrahMoS Aerospace, New Delhi, delivered the key note address on “Development of the BrahMoS Missiles”.Mr. Pramod R, proposed the vote of thanks.

    A total of 506 papers from INDIA, U.S.A, Israel, Ethiopia, Malaysia, Australia, Singapore and Germany were received. After a double peer review process by review and advisory by subject experts across the globe, 246 papers were accepted, 226 registered and 202 presented in the proceedings of IConAMMA 2016 by means of oral presentations in 6 parallel and a total of 47 technical sessions. During the conference M/s DUCOM Instruments Pvt. Ltd., Bengalurugave a demo session of their equipments.

    Dr. Rakesh S. G., Dr. Nagaraja S. R., Dr. T. Srinivas Rao, Dr. Debjyoti Sahu, Mr. Phanibhushana. M. V. and Mr.Ravi Kumar. V chaired technical sessions in the conference.

    All the faculty and staff members actively participated in the event to make it a grand success.

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  • Workshop on “Micro & Smart Systems Technology”
    A two days’ workshop on “Micro & Smart systems Technology” was organized by Mr.BasavrajuNoolvi, Mr. RaviKumar.Von 10/09/15 to 11/09/2015 Mr.M.V. Phanibhushana, Mrs.MrudulaPrashanth, Mr.Pramod.R,Mr.MohanKumar.S co-ordianted the event.

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  • Department of Mechanical Organized a workshop on COMSOL Anaysis and Simulation software on 30th Jan 2015. Faculty of Mechanical and other departments attended the event which was held at Krishna hall from 1:30 pm to 3:30pm.
  • Vinod Kotebavi organized a Two-week ISTE Workshop on "Fluid Mechanics", under the National Mission on Education through ICT, MHRD (Govt. of India) from 20th to 30th May 2013 held at Amrita School of Engineering, Bangalore through distance mode using the AVIEW technology from IIT, Kharagpur.
    Prakash Marimuthu conducted a workshop on "Effective Use of MS Word and Endnote Software" on 26th May 2014 at Amrita School of Engineering, Bangalore.
  • Mr. Prakash Marimuthu.K conducted a “Workshop on effective use of MS Word and Endnote software” on 15-03-2014.
  • Two-Week ISTE Workshop on Engineering Mechanics from 26/11/2013 to 6/12/2013 ,under the National Mission on Education through ICT(MHRD,Govt of India) conducted by IIT Bombay was co-ordinated by Ms.Smitha Singh and Research centre co-ordinator Dr.G.B.Veeresh at Amrita school of Engineering, Bengaluru campus from 26/11/2013 to 6/12/2013.
  • The workshop is a part of the project of National Mission on Education through ICT, supported by MHRD. Under this project called “Empowerment of Students & Teachers through Synchronous & Asynchronous Instruction. The participating teachers attended the workshop and also attended tutorial and lab sessions conducted at the Amrita. The lecture transmission and live interaction took place through distance mode using the AVIEW technology and the internet.
  • The valedictory programme was hosted by Amrita School of Engineering,Bangalore. Prof. U.N. Gaitonde from IIT Bombay had presided over the function. The chief guest for the event was Prof. V.S. Chandrasekaran from IIMB. The 2 hour event was telecasted to over 200 remote centres all over India.

Recent Faculty Development Programmes

  • Mr.Dileep B. P.,Assistant Professor,Department of Mechanical Engineering , attended one day workshop on Composite materials and applications held at vijaya vital institute of technology, bangalore on 26th October 2013.

  • Mr. B.N.Prashanth, and Mr. R. Pramod, Assistant professors, Department of Mechanical Engineering, attended a one day FDP on “PRERNA 2013, An Industry – Academia Interaction Event” jointly organized by EDS Technologies Pvt. Ltd. & M.S. Ramaiah Institute of Technology on 26th September 2013, held at M.S. Ramaiah Institute of Technology, Bangalore.

  • R Pramod, Assistant Professor attended one day academic workshop on MATLAB and SIMULINK at VivantaTaj, Bangalore organized by Mathworks- India as a part of Matlab Academic Tour 2013 on 17/09/2013 organized by Math Works ,India, at NIMHANS Convention centre.

  • M V Phanibhushana, V Ravi Kumar, R Pramod,Prashanth B N, Dileep B P, Mohan Kumar S and Balasubramanium H S, Assistant Professors attended THREE DAYS WORKSHOP ON RESEARCH METHODOLOGIES AND LATEX organized by VTU, E-Learning Centre, Mysore at Ghousia College of Engineering, Ramanagaram from 27th July to 29th July 2013.

Club Activities

The session ended with an introduction to the simulation process on Autodesk Fusion 360.

  • Post talk, Mr. Prashanth B. N., Mentor - JIDO, Dept. of ME, presented a memento to the representative of Monotech Systems. Mr. Sachin concluded the session by delivering a vote of thanks to the delegates from Monotech Systems as well as to everyone who helped in making the event successful.

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  • The workshop commenced with the introduction to the basics of Programmable Logic Controllers (PLC’s); a medium between servers and industrial instruments by Mr. Syed Md Asdaur Rahman, Trainer, Innovians Technologies, New Delhi, who was the instructor for both days of the workshop. The participants spent the first day mastering PLC and its features, namely, logic gates, timers, counters and reset function.

  • JIDO Club Activity
      1. Invited Talk on “Overview of Hybrid and Electric Vehicles and its Feasibility in India”

        Invited Talk on “Overview of Hybrid and Electric Vehicles and its Feasibility in India” was organised by JIDO in collaboration with SAE on 28th March 2018 at E-learning hall, Amrita School of Engineering. A total of 130 8S ME students attended the event.

        The speakers were Mr. Abhay and Mr. Karthik who are the alumni of ASE-B. They are presently working as engineers in Toyota Kirloskar Auto Parts in Production Control and Production Engineering Department respectively.

        They started off by briefing on automobiles, which gave a deeper insight in to the industrial work culture. They spoke alternatively, giving real life examples, which helped them understand the course very well

        They emphasized on hybrid and electric vehicles and how India has to work on to be a better country than it is today. They mentioned the benefits about electric, Hybrid and their drawbacks. India, being a developing nation should consider shifting from fuel to hybrid vehicles was an informative message conveyed than shifting from fuel to electric as per the Governments Notice.

        It was very interactive session that helped the student community clear their doubts. The session ended with a question and answer interactive session between the speakers and students. The students were happy with the session filled with fun learning and interaction.

      2. Two-day workshop on BIPED ROBOT

        JIDO, the Industrial Automation Club, hosted a two-day workshop on BIPED ROBOT on the 03rd and 04th of March 2018 at Amrita School of Engineering, Bengaluru. 95 students from all the branches participated in the event at sudhamani hall.

        Contestants were allowed to participate in teams of utmost 4. The main objective of the session was to familiarize the students with the working of servo motors and their applications in a BIPED ROBOT.

        Mr. Nishanth Singh, a trainer at Protex Electrical Supplies Limited instructed the students during the workshop. He proposed several challenges and motivated them by announcing a merit certificate for winners from IIT Kharagpur

        The students were introduced to the basics of Arduino and Servo Programming which were medium for regulating the input and the motion of the robot respectively. Mr. Nishanth enlightened the participants on the various applications of Arduino and Servo motors in today’s technological era. Further he familiarized the participants with the components required for the construction of the robot. The participants spent the day implementing distinct codes, verifying the output through a rheostat and mastering the servo programming. Merit certificates were given to the teams with the best code for controlling a servo motor with the application of a rheostat.

        Second day witnessed a practical hands-on session of the assembling of the robot. Further the participants were tutored with one soldering of a PCB. The teams soldered their respective PCB’s, constructed their own robots. Mr. Nishanth then expounded the code for the smile, the movement of the robot and the Bluetooth control of the robot. The participants uploaded the code on their respective Arduino boards and verified the movement and the smile using a 3*3 LCD matrix. They examined the Bluetooth control of the robot. Merit certificates were given to the teams with the best swift movement of the BIPED ROBOT.

        The workshop ended on a high note with Mr. M.V. Rayudu, Joint Secretary (6S, ME) presenting the vote of thanks and the students look forward for many such workshops.

    • JIDO – The Industrial Automation Club
      1. Visit to IMTEX’18
        The club organized a visit to IMTEX ’18 held at Bangalore International Exhibition Centre, Tumkur Road, Bengaluru on 27th January 2018 for students of ASE, Bangalore under the mentorship of Mr. Prashanth B N. The exhibitors were from 20+ countries and from over 450+ exhibitors. A total of 90 students of S6 from various branches registered for the event. The students were accompanied by Mr. Prashanth B. N. and Mr. Pramod R., faculty members in the ME department. The students were exposed to machine tool accessories, metrology and CAD/CAM cutting tools, tooling systems and current trends in the tooling industry. They also came across innovations in technology, design and product development to achieve competitiveness and excellence in the machine tool industry. The expo included various machines ranging from small drill bits to large compacting machine, large number of robotic arms employed in various fields like packing and unpacking, precision cutting, bending operations etc. The students were given a free copy of MMI India, the official magazine of Indian Machine Tool Manufactures’ Association. On the whole, it was an educating and a knowledge enhancing opportunity for the students.
      2. Invited Talk on "Vehicle Dynamics"
        JIDO, the Industrial Automation club, hosted a talk on “Vehicle Dynamics” on 11th January, 2018 at E-Learning Hall, Amrita School of Engineering, Bengaluru. The talk was delivered by Mr. Arun M S, TriBlade Technologies, Bengaluru. He is a veteran in the field of Automotive Technology with over 4 years of experience in the industry. Mr. Nikhil (6S, ME), Secretary, JIDO, welcomed the gathering to the event and Mr.Arun was felicitated by Mr. Prashanth B N, Mentor, JIDO club. Mr. Arun M S began with an introduction to Automotive Technology. He spoke about the various terminologies of vehicle dynamics and proceeded to expound upon the various concepts of an automobile. The session ended with an interactive session discussing about the essentialities of automobile industry as a fresher, followed by a vote of thanks and a presentation of a memento to the speaker.
      1. Industrial Visit to CMTI
        JIDO – The Industrial Automation Club organized an industrial visit to CMTI, Tumkur Road, Bengaluru on 3rd November, 2017 for the ASEB mechanical students. 30 S6 ME students accompanied by Mr. Prashanth B. N., faculty in the Department of Mechanical Engineering visited the plant. CMTI is an R & D organization focusing its efforts mainly on harnessing know-how in the manufacturing technology sector to practical purposes and assisting technological growth in the country. CMTI has the role of being a Catalyst and a Key Player in manufacturing technology growth in the country. Students were first briefed about the company, its technology and how the entire infrastructure of the plant is spread-out. A guide was allotted throughout the plant visit, who explained about the current thrust areas of manufacturing technology. All the students were guided to various departments such as Precision Engineering, Product Development etc. and explained about the activities and services such as Prototype Development and Engineering, CAD, CAM and CIM, Metrology and Calibration, Rapid prototyping, Nanotechnology and Academy & Training the CMTI provides. Also the students were given a brief about the new initiatives of CMTI such as Nano Manufacturing Technology Centre (NMTC), Academy of Excellence for Advanced Manufacturing Technology (AEAMT), Digital Design Centre (DDC), Sensors & Vision Technology (SVT) and Advanced Machine Tool Testing Facility (AMTTF).
        The trip bolstered the understanding of the students with the fast changing technology in thrust areas of manufacturing to support and serve in the manufacturing sector. Also it gave an insight on how shop floors are designed to give maximum production in least time.
      2. AUTONETICS
        JIDO, the Industrial Automation Club held AUTONETICS on 4th November, 2017 at Amrita School of Engineering, Bengaluru.
        Technology has made the lives of human’s easier day after day due to the perseverance of the people involving in the field of science and technology. Humans extensively involve in reducing human factor in industrial automation. The sole purpose of the R & D of machines from a phone to a turbine or any form of machine involves reducing human effort as much as possible. Control Systems like PLC and SCADA are widely used for controlling electromechanical processes. A brief session on PLC and SCADA was held in order to familiarize the students with control systems. The event was attended by enthusiastic students of all branches and semesters. It began with an introduction to control systems in machinery which was given by the executive member of JIDO, J. Chandan (6S, ME). This was followed by a brief talk on SCADA, Supervisory Control and Data Acquisition which is a type of industrial control system that is used to monitor and control facilities and infrastructure in industries which was given by the secretary of JIDO, K. Nikhil Kumar (year 6S ME). The last topic of the session was Programmable Logic Controller or PLC which is a computing system used to control electromechanical processes. M.V. Rayudu (6S, ME), Joint Secretary, JIDO explicated the applications of the control systems and told the club's machinations on conducting workshops.
    • JIDO – The Industrial Automation Club organized an industrial visit to CMTI, Tumkur Road, Bengaluru, on 8th Sept, 2017 for the ASEB mechanical students. Thirty S6-ME students accompanied by Mr. Prashanth B. N., Assistant Professor, and Department of Mechanical Engineering visited the plant. CMTI is an R & D organization focusing its efforts mainly on harnessing know-how in the manufacturing technology sector to practical purposes and assisting technological growth in the country. CMTI has the role of being a catalyst and a key player in manufacturing technology growth in the country. Students were first briefed about the company, its technology and how the entire infrastructure of the plant is spread-out. A guide was allotted throughout the plant visit, who explained about the current thrust areas of manufacturing technology. All the students were guided to various departments such as Precision Engineering, Product Development etc. and explained about the activities and services such as Prototype Development and Engineering, CAD, CAM and CIM, Metrology and Calibration, Rapid prototyping, Nanotechnology and Academy & Training the CMTI provides. Also the students were briefed about the new initiatives of CMTI such as Nano Manufacturing Technology Centre (NMTC), Academy of Excellence for Advanced Manufacturing Technology (AEAMT), Digital Design Centre (DDC), Sensors & Vision Technology (SVT) and Advanced Machine Tool Testing Facility (AMTTF).
      The trip bolstered the understanding of the students with the fast changing technology in thrust areas of manufacturing to support and serve in the manufacturing sector. Also it gave an insight on how shop floors are designed to give maximum production in least time.
      1. Industrial Visit
        JIDO – The Industrial Automation Club organized an industrial visit to Toyota Kirloskar Motor Private Limited, Bangalore-Mysore Road, Bidadi on 13th April, 2017 for the ASEB mechanical engineering students. Thirty S6 ME students accompanied by Mr. Prashanth B. N. and Mr. Pramod R., faculty in the Department of Mechanical Engineering visited the plant. Toyota Kirloskar Motor Pvt Ltd is a subsidiary of Toyota Motor Corporation of Japan (with Kirloskar Group as a minority owner), for the manufacture and sales of Toyota cars in India. It is currently the 4th largest car maker in India after Maruti Suzuki, Hyundai, and Mahindra. The company Toyota Kirloskar Motor Pvt Ltd (TKMPL) plays a major role in the development of the automotive industry and the creation of employment opportunities. Students were first briefed about the company, its technology and how the entire infrastructure of the plant is spread-out. A guide was allotted throughout the plant visit, who explained about the current thrust areas of manufacturing and assembly technology in assembly shop.
        The trip bolstered the understanding of the students with the fast changing technology in thrust areas of manufacturing and assembly to support and serve in the manufacturing sector. Also it gave an insight on how shop floors are designed to provide a maximum production in least time.
      2. Invited Talk on "Pneumatics and its Role in Automation"
        JIDO, the Industrial Automation club, hosted a talk on Pneumatics and its role in Automation on 18th April, 2017 at Amrita School of Engineering, Bengaluru. The talk was delivered by Mr. Sendil Kumar S, Manager - Training, Festo India Pvt. Ltd., Bangalore at E-Learning Hall. He is a veteran in the field of industrial automation with over 30 years of experience in the industry and has been with Festo since 2000.
        Mr. Sachin Pullil (Year III, ME), Secretary, JIDO, welcomed the gathering to the event and invited on stage Dr. Ramesh, Dept. of ME, to felicitate the guest.
        Mr. Sendilkumar began with an introduction to Festo. He spoke of Festo's various products, achievements and role in the international automation sector. He also introduced the various advantages and the use of pneumatics over other systems of power transmission in industrial automation. The students were familiarized with the reasons, why pneumatics is preferred in industries over electrical and hydraulic driven systems? Mr. Sendilkumar proceeded to expound upon the various components used in pneumatic systems. He ended the session with an introduction to the electro-pneumatic simulation software, FluidSIM, which would be a helpful tool for students of electro-pneumatics and would be essential once they enter the automation industry.
        Mr. Prashanth B. N., Asst. Professor, Dept. of ME, honoured them with mementos and the session was concluded with a vote of thanks.
      1. Industrial visit to CMTI
        JIDO – The Industrial Automation Club organized an industrial visit to CMTI, Tumkur Road, Bengaluru on 21st February, 2017 for the ASEB mechanical students. Thirty S6 ME students accompanied by Mr. Prashanth B. N. and Mr. Pramod R., faculty in the Department of Mechanical Engineering visited the plant. CMTI is an R & D organization focusing its efforts mainly on harnessing know-how in the manufacturing technology sector for practical purpose and assisting technological growth in the country. CMTI has the role of being a Catalyst and a Key Player in manufacturing technology growth in the country. Students were first briefed about the company, its technology and how the entire infrastructure of the plant is spread-out. A guide was allotted throughout the plant visit, who explained about the current thrust areas of manufacturing technology. All the students were guided to various departments such as Precision Engineering, Product Development etc. and explained about the activities and services such as Prototype Development and Engineering, CAD, CAM and CIM, Metrology and Calibration, Rapid prototyping, Nanotechnology and Academy & Training the CMTI provides. Also the students were given a brief about the new initiatives of CMTI such as Nano Manufacturing Technology Centre (NMTC), Academy of Excellence for Advanced Manufacturing Technology (AEAMT), Digital Design Centre (DDC), Sensors & Vision Technology (SVT) and Advanced Machine Tool Testing Facility (AMTTF).
        The trip bolstered the understanding of the students with the fast changing technology in thrust areas of manufacturing to support and serve in the manufacturing sector. Also it gave an insight on how shop floors are designed to give maximum production in least time.
      1. Visit to IMTEX’17
        Organized a visit to IMTEX ’17 for III year students under the mentorship of Mr. Prashanth B. N., on 28th January 2017. The exhibitors were from 22 countries and from over 1000 exhibitors. A total of 76 students of S6 from various branches registered for the event. The students were accompanied by Mr. Prashanth B. N. and Mr. Pramod R., faculty members in the mechanical engineering department. The students were exposed to machine tool accessories, metrology and CAD/CAM cutting tools, tooling systems and current trends in the tooling industry. They also came across innovations in technology, design and product development to achieve competitiveness and excellence in the machine tool industry. The expo included various machines ranging from small drill bits to large compacting machine, large number of robotic arms employed in various fields like packing and unpacking, precision cutting, bending operations etc,. The students were given a free copy of MMI India, the official magazine of Indian Machine Tool Manufactures’ Association. Overall, it was an educating and a knowledge enhancing opportunity for the students.
  • INGENIUM (Mechanical Forum) Activity
      1. RC Aircraft Workshop

        Two wrongs can never be right. But a team of Wright can make one heck of a plane.

        Inspiring the impending engineers to ideate and innovate for an enhanced future, INGENIUM, the departmental forum of mechanical engineering, in collaboration with AerotriX conducted a workshop on RC AIRCRAFT, on 17th and 18th February 2018. The two-day workshop where tech congregates fun turned out to be a mind-boggling and stupefying event of the year. Mr. Lalithkumar D., secretary of Ingenium hosted the event. A total of 10 teams (50 students) participated in the workshop.

        The chief trainers of SKYFILABS Mr.Dhilan Mandaliya and Mr. Bhaskaran took over the session for the day. Mr.Dhilan explained the students about the theories and principles behind the hasty speed of aircraft in a succinct style and provided valuable insights on fundamental forces acting on aircraft followed by a session on design algorithm which involved various calculations related to wing and fuselage design. An awe-inspiring afternoon session started with giving kits to all the teams to fabricate fuselage and the wing of the aircraft. At the end of the first day teams were ready with their models.

        Second day started with installation of various electronic components on the fabricated models. Testing was the biggest task for all the aficionados who were on tenterhooks and yearning for their aircraft to fly. The airborne aircraft hauled the students to cloud nine. The soothing sight of aircraft dancing in the firmament gave glee to the spectators present.

        The final round consisted of a written test round, where students had to answer few logical questions and model a paper plane. Mr. Ebin Jose, Co secretary of Ingenium announced the winners list and certificates to the participants and merit students were distributed. At the end, session was concluded by D. Lalith Kumar with a formal vote of thanks. The two-day session of exuberance saw an end with a lot of expertise and exhilaration to take along. All the students who participated in the workshop were very happy for being a part of it.

      2. Industrial visit to “The Varahi Hydroelectric power station and Kaiga Nuclear power”

        On 2nd February 2018, 50 students of 6S ME, A and B sections, accompanied by Mr. Shashi Kumar M.E (Mentor- Ingenium) and Mr. Prashanth B.N went for an industrial visit to, “The Varahi Hydroelectric power station and Kaiga Nuclear power” plant located along the Varahi river and along Kali river respectively. This visit was organized by Ingenium with the sole purpose of an industrial exposure to the students.

        Initially they visited Varahi Underground Hydroelectric power plant, where students got an insight about Turbo machinery, Pelton wheel and other design aspects. Also learnt about transmission of power and it’s how about. Then they visited Kaiga Nuclear power plant located in northern Karnataka, where they were familiarized with production of electricity from nuclear fission reaction and stages of nuclear power generation in India. They had an interactive session with the experts.

        On a holistic note, this industrial visit indeed fulfilled its purpose with the students gaining valuable experience and knowledge, motivating and aspiring the young minds towards the industrial and its achievements.

      1. MECHADOTECNIA

        “Great innovations, without great marketing is like driving with your eyes closed”.
        MECHADOTECNIA, tech marketing that matters, was conducted by Ingenium in collaboration with Maardhani, the literary club, on 4th Jan 2018.Very rudimentary components were given to the participants and they had to market their innovative products among the audience, within the drop of hat.

        From basic pollution control mask to mind-boggling electric car, participants added their creativity to their products and tried convincing the judges to buy the products. If products were fire, their marketing skills were gasoline. Judges for the day, Lalith kumar, secretary (Ingenium, the mechanical forum), Harini S., secretary (Maardhani, the literary club), Rachana D., executive member (Ingenium), knocked for six with the ingenuity of the participants.

        Energy producing kettle, pocket friendly helmet and lecture filtering student friendly radio took the audience to the laughter world.

      2. CuriousUS

        "Time is a weapon. Hold it strong. A slight slip will cut your skin." Said someone, but “How about playing a controlled game?” thought the curious engineers and Scientists on 18th Jan 2018. CuriousUS, weekly dosage of proficiency by Ingenium, was held on two most Precarious but out of the ordinary topics, time travel and advance weaponaries. Large number of students attended the event with great fervour. Mr. Gokul P (4S) commenced the session with his enthralling talk on time travel. He spoke about the possibilities of time travel, past paradox, effect of gravity and black holes. He elaborated about the universe and it's consequences. Mr Saivikas (4S) took over and briefed the attendees on advanced weaponaries. He highlighted on U S arms and their high-power laser vehicle. He also threw some light On INS Vikrant. Having gained insights on discussed topics, the audience are eagerly waiting for next Session.

    • Event: Mech-charades and Creative Description
      Club: INGENIUM and LEKHANI

      An event for all the inner geeks to be creative and spin a story, Mech-charades and Creative description, was held in collaboration with Lekhani ,the press club of our college, on 27th December 2017. The secretary of INGENIUM Lalithkumar.D (5S ME) hosted the event.

      Mech-charades, be the master of rapid answers, was a team event, where participants had to enigmatically describe the mechanical components to their partner within the time limits. The onerous description of components made getting right answers out of their partner like getting blood out of a stone.

      Creative description, another event for the participants, got the lyricist and fantasist out of everyone. Day to day used mechanical components became the muse for the hidden Marrett and Marcus in each participant. Students took part in the events with great fervour.

    • CuriousUS

      The third session of "CuriousUS" was held on 2nd November 2017. The session was hosted by Rachana, executive member 5S ME followed by "The crazy and impractical thinkers" by Ashika, executive member 3S. This session consisted of two electrifying topics. All those bored by living on Earth and planning to move to another planet and start a new life attended the session on "colonising mars" and "mining in asteroids", which are the most wondered, interesting topics that make you dive into the deepest part of your curiosity. Already amazed, our young thinkers were in for a surprise when this was followed by myth busters from Sukruthi, executive member 3S ME who cleverly discussed about myths such as hands immersed in molten lead would get burnt and watering plants with microwaved water would kill them. The outcome was, the myths got busted and their opposites were proved. As the event came to an end a question and answer session was conducted which thoroughly enlightened everyone on the most happening topics of the 21st century.

    • A session on ‘Crazy and Impractical Thinkers”, ’Myth-busters’ was conducted by Ingenium, the forum of Dept. of ME on 11th Sept, 2017 at Amrita School of Engineering, Bengaluru. The session marked the first event under the banner of CuriousUs, the forum’s weekly dosage of proficiency.

      Mr. D. Lalith Kumar, Secretary, INGENIUM (Year III, ME) started the session giving an introduction to the importance of machines which are handy, in a student’s journey. He went on with the list of events which includes workshops, design competitions, industrial visits, and seminars by experts and more which are to be hosted by them this academic year. Ms. Rachana (Year III, ME) then took over and gave a brief description about JETPACKS design, working and limitations. She even described the usage of DAVINCI’s inventions in modern equipment, which left the crowd in wonder.

      Mr. Ebin Jose, joint secretary, INGENIUM (Year III, ME), then took over the proceedings by some eye-opening facts which included ‘power production from lightning ‘etc. At last they have announced the new interest of the forum ‘MECHWHIZ OF THE YEAR’, which will be given to the most active participant from all the events.

      The session then came to a denouement with the audience feedback on their ideas and the events they plan to hold in the future.


    • Industrial visit
      1. Udupi Power Corporation Limited

        60 students of S6 ME escorted by Mr. Shashi Kumar M E and Mr. Basavaraj Noolvi visited Udupi Power Corporation Ltd and Varahi Hydro Electric Power Project as a part of Industrial Visit from April 7 to April 9, 2017.

        Udupi Power Corporation Limited Located at Padubidri of Udupi district. The company supplies fly ash to cement manufacturing plants. It has a highly sophisticated facility producing significant power at all times generating a major fraction of the power requirement in the state. The plants’ system for waste management and disposal is of very high standard and work towards generation of power while causing as minimal damage to the environment as possible.

      2.  Varahi Hydroelectric power Project

        60 students of S6 ME visited the Varahi Hydoelectric power project plant at Hosangadi , Udupi district. The project is a first of its kind with the bulk of power generation happening underground without causing global warming. Underground power generation is more eco-friendly since it increases the head of water and also reduces submerged area at the reservoir. Students could see the turbines, protected flanged couplings, valve mechanisms used to control nozzles using servomotors aided by pneumatic and hydraulic systems.

        Further the students were taken to the nearby tourist places viz. St. Mary Island, Murudeshwara and Gokarna as a part of excursion. Students expressed that they had a good real time experience in learning the facts.

      1. Bridge the Gap

        Bridge the Gap, a design competition was conducted by Ingenium on 23rd Mar 2017. The event tested the creativity and resourcefulness of the 80+ participants.

        Each team was given a single cardboard sheet, one chart and a handful of ice cream sticks. Participants had to build an aesthetic bridge between two tables, which would later be subjected to a simple load test. The event saw a variety of trusses, tensile structures and layered bridges.

        Bridge the Gap brought out the versatility and quick thinking of students.

      2. Dassault Systems

        A seminar by Dassault Systèmes was arranged in the campus for the students of S6 on 1st March, 2017 by INGENIUM. Dassault is a French multinational software company that develops 3D design, 3D digital mock-up, and product lifecycle management (PLM) software. Dassault Systèmes is a subsidiary of the Dassault Group created in 1981 by Avions Marcel Dassault to develop a new generation of Computer-Aided Design (CAD) software called CATIA.

        Mr. Xavior, Senior Director, Dassault Systèmes explained the audience about the different domains covered by, Dassault Systèmes, such as aiding the development of aircrafts in the infamous Boeing Company and also spoke about the use of ICEM to design from different places at a time.

        The seminar ended with a briefing on CATIA and Delmia.

      3. Visit to IISc

        INGENIUM: The Mechanical Engineering Forum, in association with Aavishkara, arranged a visit to the IISc Open Day for the students of Amrita School of Engineering, Bangalore on 4th Mar 2017.

        The Indian Institute of Science, Bengaluru conducted a world class open day that appealed to a wide audience. The display included demonstrations of bottle rockets, gas propulsion, UAVs, glass blowing, chemiluminescence, reverse brain cycle and nanotechnology. There was also an intelligent water management system and an air show involving quad copters.

        The Open Day inspired students to venture into the project making trend and innovate.

    • A Session on Indian Military Vehicles

      A session on Indian military vehicles was conducted by Ingenium on 1st February, 2017. The session marked the third event of Curiousus, a periodical dose of facts and questions for the audience.

      The event was hosted by Harish Krishnan (4S, ME) and Lalith Kumar (4S, ME). Vehicles such as Kartik (the bridge laying model), Sukhoi, Arihant Class Submarine, Pinaka, and INS Kolkata were discussed. The history, speed and capabilities of these vehicles were the focus in the event.

      The session was a fitting tribute to Republic Day and made the audience aware about the potential in the Indian Defence technology.

    • Autodesk Design Now

      Design Now, an Autodesk Fusion 360 based design competition, was conducted by INGENIUM under the mentorship of Mr. Shashi Kumar.M.E., on 21st January, 2017. The competition required participants to send an accessory or component of their own original design using the Autodesk Fusion 360 software.

      The competition involved over 50 participants, who were given a week to prepare their models. Many innovative designs were brought forth. The contributions were judged by Mr. Rajeevlochana G. C. and Mr. Prakash Marimuthhu, faculty of the mechanical engineering department. Ganesh Nair (Year III, ME), Satish Ch (Year III, ME), Abhimanyu (Year III, ME), Aravindvas Choudhary (Year II, ME) and N. Vikas (Year II, ME) were declared the winners, and were each given gift vouchers worth 3000 rupees.

      Design Now tested innovation, feasibility and enthusiasm, and furthur kindled the interest of the mechanical engineering students in the design field.

  • SAE
    • SAEINDIA Collegiate Club Activity
      1. The team ‘VEGAM’ from Amrita School of Engineering, Bangalore designed and built a GOKART and participated in fifth GKDC GOKART competition held at Kari motor speedway (F3 race track) Coimbatore from 12th to 16th Feb 2018 . They cleared preliminary rounds like technical inspection, Turning radius test, Assembling and disassembling of the cart, Brake test and on the final day they participated in Endurance test, known as the “Final Race.” The team consisted 25 student members from third and second year Mechanical and it was led by the team captain Mr. Sai Krishna. The team was mentored by Mr. Vinod Kotebavi.

      1. Industrial Visit to ‘TVS Motor Company Ltd. Hosur.’
        SAEINDIA Collegiate club ASE Bangalore, organized an industrial visit to TVS Motor Company, Hosur, third largest two wheeler manufacturer in India. Total of 38 SAE student members from 3rd year Mechanical Engineering along with two faculty members Mr. Vinod Kotebavi and Mr. Dileep BP visited the plant on 3rd November 2017. Company gave a general introduction about their company and products and they took students to engine assembly shop where they learnt about the various stages of vehicle Assembly.
      1. BAJA 2017 VIRTUAL ROUND REPORT
        ‘Team Ameya’ consisting of 5 participants, is representing Amrita School of Engineering, Bengaluru in the SAEINDIA BAJA Race. Baja is an international race organised by SAEINDIA and Mahindra & Mahindra in India. Baja completed its Decade Edition Race in February 2017 race where ‘Team Ameya’ from the campus bagged 2nd Prize in the ‘Cost Report’ and an overall rank of 77.
        With this inspiration the second version of Team Ameya comprising aspiring mechanical engineers from 4th, 3rd and 2nd year started designing a better vehicle for the 11th edition of Baja i.e Baja 2018 race. As a part of the design and evaluation process 5 members V. Sai Varun, P.C Abhemanyu, Harivenkates, P. Tejesh, Harshwardhan Singh Solanki from the team attended the Virtual round held at Chitkara University, Chandigarh, and Punjab on 14th and 15th July 2017. Virtual round is a qualifying round for the final race to be held at NATRAX track, Pithampur, Indore on 24th January 2018. A total of 390 teams attended the virtual round where all the teams should give a design presentation of the entire vehicle which they are going to use in the final race. Based on this design presentation and the viva round for the team the teams are ranked and the top 150 teams are called for the final race at Indore.
      1. Industrial Visit to ‘Ashok-Leyland’
        SAEINDIA Collegiate club ASE Bangalore, organized an industrial visit to Ashok-Leyland Plant, Hosur, one of the leading commercial vehicle manufacturers based in India. A total of 42 SAE student members from 2nd and 3rd year Mechanical Engineering along with two faculty members Mr. Dileep B. P. and Mr. Sandeep Koundilya visited the Ashok Leyland, Unit I, Hosur, Tamilnadu, on 28th April 2017. Company gave a general introduction about their company and products and they took students to engine assembly shop where they learnt about the various stages of Engine Assembly. The students were overwhelmed to learn the facts. They expressed their happiness and gratitude towards the visit being organized.
      1. Inauguration of BAJA vehicle
        The team ‘AMEYA’ from Amrita School of Engineering, Bangalore designed and built an All-Terrain Vehicle ‘ASWADHAMA V1.0’ to participate in the Main BAJA SAEINDIA 2017. The vehicle “ASWADHAMA V1.0” was launched on 7th February. The vehicle was flagged off by President (AVV) Poojya Swami Amritaswaroopananda Puri. Director Br. Dhanaraj Swamy, Associate Dean Dr. Rakesh S G, Chairman Mechanical Department Dr. Nagaraja S R, Faculty advisor Mr. Vinod Kotebavi, other faculty members and the students were present during the event.
        BAJA SAEINDIA is an annual event organized by the SAE INDIA (Society of Automotive Engineers) in which various technical minds across the country and abroad come together for showcasing their intellectual skills for a common task. The task offered was Design and Fabrication of an All-Terrain Vehicle (ATV). The Virtual BAJA SAEINDIA is a filtration criterion, through which all the registered teams are scrutinized for their knowledge and capability to participate successfully in the main event.
        The team AMEYA consisted 23 students from 6S and 8S Mechanical Engineering under the captaincy of Mr.Chaitanya.
      2. BAJA SAEINDIA 2017
        The 'TEAM AMEYA' from Amrita School of Engineering, Bangalore participated in the 10th edition of BAJA SAEINDIA 2017 held at NATRAX, PEETHAMPUR, and INDORE. The vehicle “ASWADHAMA V1.0” reached the final round ‘endurance race’ after clearing several tests including Engine inspection, Technical inspection and braking test. The event was scheduled for four days from 16th -19th February 2017. In the Endurance Race, the vehicle gave very good competition for other vehicles on the track. This was the first time, the team from our campus participated in the Main BAJA SAEINDIA RACE. The team consisted 19 student members from 6S and 8S Mechanical Engineering and it was led by the team captain Mr. J S Chaitanya. Also the team was accompanied by the Faculty advisor Mr. Vinod Kotebavi, Assistant Professor, Department of Mechanical Engineering.
        The team won the second prize in the Cost category.
        Baja has organized a recruitment drive, conducted Baja Aptitude Test (BAT) on 15th February 2017. Companies like Mahindra & Mahindra, ARAI, Endurance, Altair, Anand group, etc. have participated in this event. Eight students from 8S and four students from 6S were eligible for this test, out of which six students from 8S successfully cleared the BAT exam. HR meet was organized on 20th -21st February 2017. Lakshman Shiva S, from 8S Mechanical, has successfully cleared all the rounds of ARAI (Automotive research association of India) and has been placed. J.S Chaitanya from 8S Mechanical has cleared the technical round and the interview conducted by Altair Group and he is in waiting list.
    • A session on Autodesk Fusion 360 was conducted by Mr. Suraj, an intern at Autodesk, on 20th November, 2016.

      Autodesk Fusion 360 is a software for mechanical engineers that allows them to efficiently design, assemble and simulate components. Mr. Suraj began with an introduction of the various options in the toolbar of Fusion 360. He also explained the cloud rendering option, which made the rendering process smoother.

    • JIDO, the Industrial Automation club, hosted a talk on 3D Printing on 15th November, 2016 at Amrita School of Engineering, Bengaluru. The talk was delivered by Mr. S. Sanjeevkumar, Assistant Manager, Monotech Systems Limited, Bangalore and was followed by a live demonstration of the working of a 3D Printer.

      Mr. Sachin Pullil(Year III, ME), Secretary, JIDO, welcomed the gathering to the event. He spoke of the importance of 3D Printing as a contemporary manufacturing process that is used to increase the efficiency of the product design and manufacturing process. Mr. Sandeep Koundinya, Asst. Professor, Dept. of ME, felicitated the guests which was followed by an address from Mr. Sanjeev Kumar.

    • First part of the session was a lecture on 3D Printing, its applications and technology. Mr. Sanjeev Kumar briefed the audience about Rapid Prototyping in which a group of techniques used to quickly fabricate a prototype of a product, and its role in the manufacturing of the product. He then explained about 3D Printing which is one of the most popular techniques of Rapid Prototyping. Mr. Sanjeev Kumar showcased many videos which showed different types of 3D Printers available in the market, its working and applications. Also, he explained the 3D printing services that MonotechSystems offers. He spoke about how 3D printing can be used to create prototypes of machine parts and how final year engineering students can make use of this technology in their B. Tech. project.

      The second part of the session was a live demonstration about the functioning of a 3D Printer. Mr. Sanjeev Kumar had brought with him a 3D Printer on which he printed a circular object so that students could visualize how a 3D Printer works. He also showcased several small objects that he had printed prior to the session, such as various gears, a toy fan, a kidney and a scale model of a villa. Mr. Sanjeev Kumar explained to the students that the products of 3D Printing are of two types: ones that only have sufficient strength to be used as physical models, and ones that have adequate strength to be directly implemented as a machine element.

    • Wholistically, the talk proved to be very inspiring and informative for the students. The underlying technology like 3D printing of object was demonstrated in live with a 3D printer. Further, the lecture provided an interactive atmosphere between the resource person and the students which benefited the students at large.

    • JIDO – The Automation Club in association with Ingenium – The Mechanical Forum organized an industrial visit to CMTI, Tumkur Road, Bangalore on 6th October 2016 for the ASEB mechanical students. Thirty S8 ME students accompanied by Mr. Prashanth B N and Mr. Pramod R, faculty in the Department of Mechanical Engineering visited the plant. CMTI is an R & D organization focusing its efforts mainly on harnessing know-how in the manufacturing technology sector to practical purposes and assisting technological growth in the country. CMTI has the role of being a Catalyst and a Key Player in manufacturing technology growth in the country. Students were first briefed about the company, its technology and how the entire infrastructure of the plant is spread-out. A guide was allotted throughout the plant visit, who explained about the current thrust areas of manufacturing technology. All the students were guided to various departments such as Precision Engineering, Product Development etc. and explained about the activities and services such as Prototype Development and Engineering, CAD, CAM and CIM, Metrology and Calibration, Rapid prototyping, Nanotechnology and Academy & Training the CMTI provides. Also the students were given a brief about the new initiatives of CMTI such as Nano Manufacturing Technology Centre (NMTC), Academy of Excellence for Advanced Manufacturing Technology (AEAMT), Digital Design Centre (DDC), Sensors & Vision Technology (SVT) and Advanced Machine Tool Testing Facility (AMTTF).
      The trip bolstered the understanding of the students with the fast changing technology in thrust areas of manufacturing to support and serve in the manufacturing sector. Also it gave an insight on how shop floors are designed to give maximum production in least time.

    • The club "JIDO - Simplified Automation" is an Automation Club of ASE-B under the Department of Mechanical Engineering organized a two days’ workshop cum national level competition on Industrial Automation PLC & SCADA in association with Innovians Technologies, New Delhi and Technez '17, IIT, Varanasi on 1st & 2nd October 2016, held at ASE-B. 186 students from first years to final years of various branches of ASE-B attended the workshop and participated in the event effectively. The first day of the workshop effectively utilized for the inauguration of Jido club. The event began with the ceremonial lighting of the lamp. Dr. Veeresh Kumar G.B., Associate Professor, Dept. of ME, delivered the inaugural speech. Dr. Nagaraja S. R., Head of Department, Dept. of ME, shed light on the importance of industrial automation. Mr. Prashanth B. N., Mentor - JIDO, Dept. of ME, introduced the club and spoke about its functionalities and responsibilities. Finally, Mr. R. Pramod, Assistant Professor, Dept. of ME, delivered the vote of thanks to the gathering. Mr. Sachin Pullil (5S, ME), Secretary, Jido, introduced the members of the club for the academic year 2016-17 and presented a video which expounded on the objectives of the club. The inauguration was followed by the workshop.

    • The second day witnessed the introduction to Supervisory Control and Data Acquisition (SCADA); a system for remote control of industrial operations. The participants poured over the techniques behind animating an industrial system that consisted of pumps, pipes, tanks and valves, and carrying out various processes, such as filling and draining, in these systems. The participants were then taught how to configure PLCs to their SCADA systems, which is an important part of real life industrial operations.

      The workshop culminated in a competition that was held for the topics of both PLC and SCADA. A question was posed in each of the two categories and one team from each category would qualify for the national level competition at IIT, Varanasi. Mr. Manoj A., Mr. Sumedh N. and Mr Vivek K.R. (3S, ECE) qualified for the PLC category. Mr. Sai Sathish M.R. (5S ECE), Mr. A. Kamal Mohan (1S, CSE), Mr. Abhiram B. (5S, EIE) and Mr. K.V. Pawan Kumar (IS, CSE) were selected for the SCADA category. The winners won the opportunity to represent ASE-B who will be competing directly in the final round competition to be held in IIT, Varanasi in Feb 2017.

      At the end of the workshop, Dr. Veeresh Kumar G. B felicitated the trainers and presented them the mementos. Following this, Mr. Syed Md Asdaur Rahman, Dr. Veeresh Kumar G. B. and Mr. Prashanth B. N., presented the participants with their Certificate of Merit for attending the workshop.

      Altogether, the event was a grand success serving as a complete package of plentiful entertainment, technical grooming and developing competitive spirit. At the end of the day, it helped in instilling a sense of confidence and immense pleasure among participants and boosted their interest to go ahead in this fascinating field and achieve bigger milestones of success.

    • The event was conducted on September 24, 2016.Mr. Vivek Raju, Application Engineer, MathWorks India Private Limited, Bengaluru introduced the Mechanical Engineering students of S3 & S5 and faculty to MATLAB, Simulink and Simscape which included analyzing and plotting data using MATLAB; modelling, simulation and vibrational analysis of a simple spring mass, damper system and using Simulink and one-dimensional simulation using Simscape.

      Mr. MadhuKiran, Senior Application Engineer, MathWorks India Private Limited, Bengaluru took charge to introduce the audience to the interface of MATLAB and Simulink through a hands-on session, post the introductory talk by Mr. Vivek Raju. The session was concluded with the discussion on how the workshop can be extended to an advanced level in the near future.

    • Dr. Mohammed Khasawneh, Professor, Binghamton University, State University of New York delivered an invited talk on Lean Six Sigma Principles and their importance in quality control in industries at Amrita School of Engineering, Bengaluru on September 23,2016.

    • A session was held on 11th of August, 2016 by Mr. Bhanu Prakash, Manager – Learning Solutions and Mr. Kiran M S, Application Engineer – PLM Support, EDS Technologies Pvt. Ltd., Bengaluru. The session was organized for S5 Mechanical Engineering students to educate them about the CAD software - Catia V5. An overview of various advantages through the knowledge of Catia and a wide range of developments in the PLM environment at the industry level was given by the delegate. The session provided an insight into the industrial working methods and the fundamental readiness required for competing with other job aspirants.

      • An Invited Talk on Catia V5 and CREO Parametric by Cyber Metric Services India Pvt. Ltd. Bengaluru was organized by the forum on 5th August 2016.Mr. A U Monnappa, Technical Head, Cyber Metric Services India Pvt. Ltd. Bengaluru, conducted a short session for the students of S2 and S5 ME, ASE, Bengaluru. A glimpse of CAD softwares namely, Catia V5 and CREO Parametric was given to create the awareness of career opportunities that can open up due to knowledge of the same and also to promote active learning beyond the college curriculum so as to gain an extra edge over the competitors vying for the same opportunities as others.

        • A Demonstration of 3D Printing Technology by CADD Centre, Bengaluru was organized on 4th August 2016 by the forum. Mr. Vidya Shankar M N, Business head – GSC and Mr. Yuvaraj, Zonal Head, CADD Centre, Bengaluru delivered an invited talk on 3D Printing Technology .The session began with an introduction on the major advantages and unfolding opportunities of 3D Printing, followed by an analysis of the day to day uses of 3D printing, viz., manufacturing of artificial body parts in the industry of medicine, the general cut down in production costs, as both plastic and metals can now be base materials in 3D printing. The session concluded with a demonstration of the 3D Printing of a plastic gear model. Students of 3S and 5S ME attended the event.

          • SAEINDIA Collegiate Club, ASE Bangalore has qualified for the Main BAJA SAEINDIA. BAJA is an event for the undergraduate engineering students, organized globally by the Society of Automotive Engineers. The Virtual Baja is the first round in this competition, and it was held on 24th June at Christ University, Bangalore. Five students from a team of 25, represented the Collegiate Club. They gave a presentation on the virtual design of their All-terrain vehicle and online exam.

          • Industrial Visit to ‘Ashok-Leyland’ - SAEINDIA Collegiate club ASE Bangalore, organized an industrial visit to Ashok-Leyland plant on 15th April 2016 for SAEINDIA student members. The plant is located in Hosur -Tamil Nadu. 39 students of 6S Mechanical Engineering along with two faculty members Mr. Vinod Kotebavi and V Ravikumar visited the plant. The manufacturing plant is completely dedicated for engine manufacturing. From the manufacturing of ‘engine head’ to the final assembly, all the processes were completely shown and explained to students by the engineers present in the plant. This industrial visit to Ashok-Leyland has given students a practical experience of what they have learned about IC-Engines in the theory course.

          • Auto Mechanika is an event conducted by Ingenium in collaboration with SAEINDIA from 8th March 2016 to 12th March 2016. The event consisted of a 5 days’ seminar aimed at giving an insight into the modern day engines, transmission systems, exhaust norms and other improvements in automotive technology.
            The event was executed in a way that the students had to take up a specific component or topic and with the help of videos and Power Point Presentations, had to explain the working and advancements in technology when compared to the conventional engines. The audience were passionate about the automobiles and highly appreciated the event. This was followed by a competition where 5 finalists were asked to design, an engine based on the given requirements. The best team was awarded. The 3rd year ME students mainly participated in the event.

          • Industrial visit to Varahi and Kaiga Power Plants -  An Industrial visit to Varahi and Kaiga Power Plant was organized for 6S ME students by the forum on 25/02/2016. Mr. Ravi Kumar, the mentor of the forum and Mr. BasavarajNoolvi, &Mr. Dileep B. P, Assistant professors, Mechanical Department accompanied the students.T. Viswajit  V. Sai Teja, Padma Ooha& P.L.NSriHarsha of 6S ME co-ordinated the event.
            The Varahi Hydroelectric power station and Kaiga Nuclear power” plant is located along the Varahi River and along Kali River respectively. This visit was organized to give an industrial exposure, also to make them learn and appreciate the practical use of machines and equipment in large scale industries.

            • Screw up your brain with Ingenium V - The event was held on 25/02/16. The topic of discussion was, the working of a cross bow, the way they were made and used in the past which was followed by the Mythbuster section with the topic “Dental floss ,the latest Hacksaw…” with a real life example of an escapade of a prisoner using dental floss to break bars to evade to the outside world. A total of 43 students attended this event.       

            • Polymer Casting - The event was held on 19/02/2016. 69 Students of 1st, 2nd and 3rd year attended the event in 23 groups of 3 per group.  Participants were asked to use patterns and cast it by making a mold. An ISO Polymer was used for preparing the cast.
              At first a demonstration was given on how to prepare a mould and cast the material.The students were provided with the facilities and were asked to prepare the cast. Students prepared the moulds and poured the liquid polymer with accelerator and hardener into the molds and allowed it to solidify for a day. Next day participants removed their cast from the moulds and cleaned the cast using sand paper. The event was judged by Mr. Dileep, Assistant professor, Department of Mechanical Engineering.
              G. Pradeep kumar, J. Pridhvi Raj, R. Mageshwar of 4S won the first place and Ch. GunaSekhar 4S, A. Hemateja, & C.  Vineeth won the second place in senior category.
              Abhitej, K.Jayarami Reddy &K.N.V.Shankar of 2S won the first place, Charan&Anudeep of 2S won the second place in junior category.
              The event had a healthy participation from students of 2S, 4S &6S and it helped them gain an experience of simple casting technique.

              • Bridge the Gap- On Friday, 16th February 2016 Ingenium conducted an event called “Bridge the gap”. The objective of the event was to construct a bridge with the given materials. The students from all branches of Amrita School of Engineering attended this event.
                The participants were asked to build a bridge between two desks separated by a certain distance. They were provided with cardboard, black chart paper, glue, ice cream sticks, thread and a cutter. The time allotted to them to accomplish the task was one hour. Around 70 participants took part in nineteen groups of four per group. The bridges were judged on four categories namely design, creativity, strength and use of materials. Scores were provided for each of these categories individually and summed up to judge the winner. The Judges of the event were Mr. BasavarajNoolvi, Assistant Professor, Department of Mechanical Engineering, ASE, Bengaluru.
                Rohit, Varun&Vishal  of 6S ME  won the I place and the Runners-up were Ebin Jose Akash P.M  &Anand of 2S ME.

                • Screw up your brain with Ingenium-IV- The event was conducted on 11th feb 2016, this is in continuation with the previous event Screw up your brain III. Around 76 students from Second and Fourth semester participated in the event. It had two phases.<br /> Phase I- Discussion about mechanism:  A brief discussion on aircraft carrier’s landing and take-off mechanism were explained in detail by the club secretary Viswajit.  A lot of questions were raised on the topic which were adequately answered.<br /> Phase II-Myth Buster: The popular myth, “Can a penny dropped from the Empire State Building kill a person?” was discussed. The students thoroughly enjoyed the event .They left the classroom, learning new mechanisms and also were happy about the event.

                • As a part of SAEINDIA, SAE OFF- HIGHWAY BOARD organized SINE (Student INdustry Education) - 2105 a workshop to aspire women engineers in the field of Off- Highway industry. This two weeks induction program 13-12-2015 to 24-12-2015 on Off- Highway companies was held in Pune, Maharashtra with the support of 9 organizations (John Deere, Ansys, Eaton, Caterpillar, Varroc, Cummins, PTC, ARAI, COEP) along with 25 women engineers, selected across India from 22 different universities.
                  D. Manaswini (BL.EN.U4MEE13029) of 5S from Amrita School of Engineering – Bengaluruwas selected for this workshop. The overall agenda of this workshop was to create awareness about Off- Highway industry among women engineers. In the span of 2 weeks there were interactive sessions with CEO’s, Marketing Heads, and senior most employees and provided an opportunity to learn about their experiences, challenges they faced in this industry and the way they resolved with a great team spirit.
                  The student visited manufacturing plants, assembly lines, IOC centers, testing centers where she acquired a practical knowledge on product life cycle and the challenges they faced during the course of different processes. This workshop gave her a broader perspectiveabout industrial environment and co-ordination of different departments to achieve an effective output for betterment of company, without compromising on core values of the organization. In brief this workshop taught her about Off- Highway industry, its scope for new innovations in the area, production management and acted as a bridge between theoretical knowledge and Industrial requirement.

                • SAEINDIA Collegiate club organized a workshop on “Introduction to I.C Engines” on 7th & 8th October. The event was basically meant to introduce the students to the world of internal combustion engine. SAE club student members organized this event.  On the first day they covered theoretical explanation of the engines and on the second day they did practical demonstration of the engines. The first day garnered the participation of around eighty students from various disciplines. The second day of practical demonstration received enthralling response of one hundred fifty students who actively participated in the event.

                • An Industrial Visitto Chennai for 55 students of S5 Mechanical was organized by INGENIUM on 26th and 27th of February 2015. The students visited the premises of Ltd on the 26 February. Danfossis a Fortune 500 company involved in the production of refrigerants and valves. The students visited the assembly line of the pressure process controller and air moisture filter. On the 27 February a visit was made to manufacturing unit – II of On Load Gear Pvt Ltd. On Load Gear (OLG) are major manufacturers of vacuum circuit breakers, Switch Panels, Gear boxes and gears. The entire trip was organized to serve as a bridge between the students learning and understanding. The students were exposed to the routines and practices followed in factories.Mr. Ravi Kumar.VandMr. Divakar Shetty A.S.Assistant Professors, Department of Mechanical Engineering accompanied the students .A seminar was organized by INGENIUM, for the 115 students of S4 Mechanical on 13th February 2015 related to the topic trends.

                • A trip was organized by Ingenium for students of S4 Mechanical Engineering to IMTEX 2015, on 24 January 2015, at Bangalore International Exhibition Centre on Tumkur Road. 52 students made use of the opportunity. The students were showcased the very latest trends as well as technology refinement from India and other global players like South Korea, Germany, China etc in the field of Machine tools.

                • A total of 15 students (grouped into 6 teams) participated in this National Level competition. Around 260 teams from all over India participated in this event.The  top 5 finalists are D R Adinath, K VikasBhat, Vivek G, RonyRobbson and Vaishakh Chandrashekaran of S4.

                • The following students of Department of Mechanical Engineering, ASE Bangalore who qualified the zonal rounds (held at ASE Bangalore), attended the Automobile Championship held at IIT Delhi. The event was organized by Robosapiens Technologies in collaboration with Tryst 2015(IIT Techinical fest) It was held from 27th Feb to 2nd March 2015. The event comprised of two quiz competitions and a final round, which was a hands on assembly of an engine.

                • The SAEINDIA collegiate club, ASE Bangalore, in association with Robosapiens Technologies Pvt Ltd, Delhi, conducted Two days workshop on ‘Automobile Engine Mechanics’ in our campus on 15th and 16th of November 2014 under the able guidance of Mr. VinodKotebavi, Asst Prof (Sr –Gr) Department of Mechanical Engineering and co-ordinated by Mr. Atulyaudaykumar and Mr. R Praveen of S5 Mech. It is an International level Automobile Championship and workshop series hosted by Robosapiens Technologies Pvt Ltd and IIT Delhi. A total of 58 Students (55 from ASE Bangalore and 3 from other colleges) registered for this event. The following three groups have qualified for the final round which will be held in IIT Delhi in March 2015.

                • A wax casting event was held at the Foundry lab by Ingenium and Kala (the art club) on 18th October 2014 from 3:30-4:30 pm. 20 teams with 2 members a team participated. The participants were to make a mould and pour molten wax into the moulds to obtain castings of the mould. Cash prizes of Rs.350 and Rs.200 were given to the first place winning team and second place winning team respectively.

                • Student of 5S and 7S Mechanical Engineering visited Aircraft Systems and Testing Establishment, HAL, Yemalur ,Bengaluru, on 8th october 2014 as a part of industrial visit organized by Ingenium forum,Mechanical Department under the mentorship of Mr.RaviKumar.V. Mr.Raghavendra Ravikiran, Mr.Dileep.B.P and Mr.Akhil.J, faculty of the department of Mechanical Engineering accompanied the students. Students had a close interaction with engineers of ASTE and could learn about their valuable experiences. They got the chance to see various aircraft designs and models.

                • A talk by a delegation from Pro/E Creo CAD Training Center was organized for the students of 140 S3 Mechanical on the topic "Designing on PTC Creo" by CMS Technologies Pvt. Ltd at E-Learning Hall. The students were given an insight on the advantages of CMS-Pro\E course and how it has been developed to cater to Engineering students seeking to improve their employment prospects by improving their skills and build their career through higher productivity and technical expertise. The talk was organized on 20th August 2014 at E-Learning hall.

                •  A talk on “Digital Solutions in PLM” was organized by Ingenium club under the able mentorship of Mr. Ravi Kumar.V on 19/8/2014. The programme was organized at Krishna Hall. 50 students of 5S, Mechanical Engineering attended the same The resource person was Mr. G. V Ravi Kumar, Head-Training and EDS Technologies Private Limited, who gave an excellent insight into the topic and shared his experience at Ashok Leyland Pvt Ltd. and at EDS Technologies. He explained how PLM (Product Lifecycle Management) is being revolutionized by using digital solutions like CATIA by saving time, money and effort and why it is important in today’s industries. The session was highly interactive with students involving in the discussion.  

                •  A technical talk on “Basics of Machining” was organized by Ingenium club under the able mentorship of Mr.Ravi Kumar.V on 6/8/2014. Mr. Prasanna, Head Training, Guhring Private limited was the resource person. He delivered a talk on the machining processes and its application in tool cutting industries. It was an interactive session with loads of videos to aid visualisation on the topic. The students had an excellent insight to what the cutting tool industries do, challenges faced by them and how they overcome it. The Seminar was attended by 120 S5 & S7 Mechanical students at E- Learning Hall.

                • The following students of SAEINDIA collegiate club attended the 'Virtual Baja 2014' ,representing 'Amrita School Of Engineering' ,which was organized by SAE India on the 1st and 2nd August at the Gujarat Technical University, Ahmedabad. Mr. Vinod Kotebavi guided the team as a faculty advisor. The Team consisted of 25 students.

                  Sugosh G, (VII Semester Mech)
                  Arjun Kanoor (VII Semester Mech)
                  Satya Praveen (V Semester Mech)
                  Atulya Uday Kumar (V Semester Mech)

                  Baja SAEINDIA is an intercollegiate design competition run by the Society of Automotive Engineers (SAE). Teams of students from universities all over the world design and build small off-road cars. 
                • SAEINDIA Collegiate Club ASE Bengaluru arranged a Technical Talk on MEMS Technology on 5.03.2014 at 2.30pm in E-Learning center. Speaker for the talk was Mr. Mithun B - Product manager Sri Dutt technologies, Bangalore.
                • SAEINDIA Collegiate Club ASE Bangalore and the Mechanical Dept Forum arranged a Technical Talk on Aircraft Designing by P.R. Tejasvi ( CEO of Angle of Attack Systems LLP) on 21.03.2014, 2.30pm in at Krishna hall.
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