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Centenary Celebration 

Department of Mechanical Engineering

IIEST Shibpur (erstwhile B.E. College and BESU Shibpur)

Update: Since the inauguration of the Centenary Celebrations of the Department of Mechanical Engineering in Dec 2021, weekly lectures of the Centenary Lecture Series (CLS) were being held every week on Tuesdays. A short break has now become imminent and necessary. Next Tuesday (3rd May) being a national holiday on account of Eid-Ul-Fitr and the Semester examinations being scheduled to start later this week and to continue almost for the rest of the month of May, the Centenary Celebration Committee has decided to put a pause to the Centenary Lecture Series. Thus, there shall be no Centenary Lecture during the next few weeks. The Centenary Lecture Series will resume on 31st May. We shall update you with further details in due time.

We will look forward to your active participation again when we resume the Centenary Lecture Series.


Thanks very much!
The Organizing Team

2nd  May 2022

Update: The Eighteenth Centenary Lecture will be delivered by Mr. Subhankar Raha, Head- Mechanical Engineering Services, Arya Engineers & Contractors Pvt. Ltd. and an Alumnus (82) of our department. The Lecture is scheduled at 7:00 PM on 26th April 2022 (Tuesday).

 

Title of the Talk: Orientation of upcoming engineers to bridge the gap between College and Corporate

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Regards,

Dr. Bidyut Pal

Convener

22nd April 2022

Update: The Seventeenth Centenary Lecture will be delivered by Dr. Uttam Kumar Chatterjee, Former Head of the Regional Quality Function, Unilever AAC and an Alumnus (76) of our department. The Lecture is scheduled at 7:00 PM on 19th April 2022 (Tuesday).

 

Title of the Talk: Total Productive Maintenance - a Japanese approach to move towards ‘zero accident, zero breakdown, zero defects and losses‘

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Regards,

Dr. Bidyut Pal

17th April 2022

Update: The Fifteenth Centenary Lecture will be delivered by Prof. Mustafizur Rahman, Managing Director, Microtools Pte Ltd, Singapore. The Lecture is scheduled at 7:00 PM on 05th April 2022 (Tuesday).

 

Title of the Talk: Innovation Keeps us Relevant

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Regards,

Dr. Bidyut Pal

Convener

02nd April 2022

Update: The Sixteenth Centenary Lecture will be delivered by Prof. Sudipta De, Professor, Department of Mechanical Engineering, Jadavpur University and an Alumnus (89) of our department. The Lecture is scheduled at 7:00 PM on 12th April 2022 (Tuesday).

 

Title of the Talk: Future Indian energy: should we step towards decentralisation?

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Regards,

Dr. Bidyut Pal

Convener

09th April 2022

Open invitation by the Centenary Celebration Committee

The Department of Mechanical Engineering completes 100 years of existence in 2021. The department has been planning for a series of events, mostly in online mode, which are to take place over the next few months to celebrate the centenary year. A Centenary Celebration Committee has been formed including departmental faculty members and selected alumni to coordinate various activities as part of the centenary celebration. There will be a Centenary Lecture Series and the weekly invited lectures will be given by speakers (including department's alumni) from industrial organizations as well as educational and research institutes.

A few research workshops are also proposed to be organized by different student chapters attached to the department (viz ASME, IMechE, SAE and ISHRAE) over the next few months covering various domains of Mechanical Engineering. Also, the student society of the department (Society of Mechanical Engineers, SME) has planned for their annual technical fest, IMPETUS 5 to coincide with the celebration.

The inaugural event is scheduled to be held on 28 th December 2021 Tuesday (4 pm onwards) to mark the beginning of the centenary celebration. On the same day, we will have the first Centenary Lecture, immediately after the inauguration. Links to the online inaugural event and the weekly Centenary Lectures will be shared through the event website, institute and department web pages and also through social media posts. 

The Centenary Celebration Committee invites you to join the inaugural event as well as the other subsequent events that will take place over the first few months of the coming year 2022.

Date: 26 Dec 2021

Update: The Fourteenth Centenary Lecture will be delivered by Mr. Debiprasad Palit, Former Vice President (Technical) of Lohia Starlinger Limited, Kanpur and an Alumnus (’67) of our department. The Lecture is scheduled at 7:30 PM on 29th March 2022 (Tuesday).

 

Title of the Talk: A Fun walk through Mechanical Design

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Regards,

Dr. Bidyut Pal

Convener

26th March 2022

Update: The Twelfth Centenary Lecture will be delivered by Dr. Arun Kanti Banerjee, Former Principal Research Scientist, Lockheed Missiles & Space Company, Palo Alto, California, USA and an Alumnus (’62) of our department. The Lecture is scheduled at 7:00 PM on 15th Macrh 2022 (Tuesday). 

 

Title of the Talk: An Overview of the Theory and Application to the Dynamics of Elastic Multibody Spacecraft, Rockets, and Underwater Vehicles

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A webinar on 3D Printing (3D printing: Technology and Applications) is being organized by the Department of Mechanical Engineering as part of the ongoing Centenary Celebrations of the department. The event is targeted at the students (UG, PG, Ph.D.) of IIEST Shibpur. Kindly visit the 'WORKSHOPS & SEMINARS' tab for more details.

Regards,

Dr. Bidyut Pal

Date: 12th March 2022

Update: The Thirteenth Centenary Lecture will be delivered by Dr. Alok Majumdar, NASA/Marshall Space Flight Center, Huntsville, USA and an Alumnus (’67) of our department. The Lecture is scheduled at 7:00 PM on 22nd March 2022 (Tuesday).

 

Title of the Talk: The Role of Numerical Flow Simulation in Space Exploration

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Regards,

Dr. Bidyut Pal, 19th March 2022

Update: The Eleventh Centenary Lecture will be delivered by Air Vice Mshl Archan Kumar Bhattacharya, AVSM VSM (Retd) and an Alumnus (’79) of our department.  This Lecture will start at 8:00 PM instead of 5:30 PM on 08th March 2022 (Tuesday).

 

Title of the Talk: Career Awareness Program on Drone Technology

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Regards,

Dr. Bidyut Pal

Convener

Date: 04th March 2022

Update: The Tenth Centenary Lecture will be delivered by Prof. Amaresh Chakrabarti, Chairman of the Centre for Product Design Manufacturing, IISc Bangalore and an Alumnus (’85) of our department. The Lecture is scheduled at 5:30 PM on 01st March 2022 (Tuesday).

 

Title of the Talk: An Overview of Industry 4.0 and Its Implications for Design Led Innovation and Growth

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Regards,

Dr. Bidyut Pal

Convener

Date: 25th Feb 2022

Update: The Ninth Centenary Lecture will be delivered by Prof. Debes Bhattacharyya, Distinguished Professor (Retd.) of the Department of Mechanical Engineering at the University of Auckland, New Zealand and an Alumnus (’67) of our department. The Lecture is scheduled at 5:30 PM on 22nd February 2022 (Tuesday).

 

Title of the Talk: History, Applications and Fire Characterizations of Composite Materials

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Regards,

Dr. Bidyut Pal

Convener

Date: 18th Feb 2022

Update: The Eighth Centenary Lecture will be delivered by Mr. Indrajit Sen, Managing Director, International Combustion (India) Ltd and an Alumnus (’61) of our department. The Lecture is scheduled at 5:30 PM on 15th February 2022 (Tuesday).

 

Title of the Talk: Mechanical Engineers & Manufacturing Industry

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Regards,

Dr. Bidyut Pal

Convener

Date: 11th Feb 2022

Update: The Seventh Centenary Lecture will be delivered by Dr. Barun Chakrabarti, Head - Centre of Technical Excellence for Asset Management Business of L&T Hydrocarbon Engineering  and an Alumnus (’86) of our department. The Lecture is scheduled at 5:30 PM on 8th February 2022 (Tuesday). 

 

Title of the Talk: Asset Management in the Digital Age: Enriching Expertise with “Smart” Solutions

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The Second Workshop under the umbrella of the Centenary Cleberation is also scheduled on the same day. Kindly visit the 'WORKSHOPS & SEMINARS' tab for more details about the event.

 

Name of the Workshop: Advances in Air Conditioning and Refrigeration Technology

 

Regards,

Dr. Bidyut Pal

Convener

Date: 3rd Feb 2022

Update: The Sixth Centenary Lecture will be delivered by Prof. Gautam Biswas, Professor, Department of Mechanical Engineering, IIT Kanpur and an Alumnus (’79) of our department. The Lecture is scheduled at 5:30 PM on 01st February 2022 (Tuesday).

 

Title of the Talk: Kaleidoscopic Flow in a Liquid Pool due to Falling Drops

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Regards,

Dr. Bidyut Pal

Convener

Date: 29th Jan 2022

Update: The Fifth Centenary Lecture will be delivered by Dr. Purandar Bhattacharya, CEO and Jt. Managing Director (Retd), Usha Martin and an Alumnus (’67) of our department. The Lecture is scheduled at 5:30 PM on 25th January 2022 (Tuesday). The session will be chaired by Prof. Asok Kumar Mallik.

 

Title of the Talk: Management - Romancing with Corporate Life.

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The First workshop under the umbrella of the Centenary Cleberation is also scheduled on the same day. Kindly visit the 'WORKSHOPS & SEMINARS' tab for more details about the event.

 

Name of the Workshop: Recent Trends in Automobiles and Engines: Indian Perspective

 

Regards,

Dr. Bidyut Pal

Convener

Date: 21st Jan 2022

Centenary Celebration: Message from The Chair

The Centenary Lecture Series (CLS) has drawn considerable attention and many individuals from within and outside the IIEST/BESU communities are joining the weekly Centenary Lectures. We continue to hold the CLS lectures on Tuesdays (at 5.30 PM IST). In case of any change in day and timing of lecture, the same would be intimated through the lecture-specific notifications on the "Centenary Lecture Series" tab of the centenary website. Recordings of the lectures are also being made available subsequently through YouTube channel for those who miss to attend the live sessions. 

 

The Fourth Centenary Lecture is scheduled on coming Tuesday, 18th January, 2022 (5.30 PM IST), when Prof Kamal Sarkar, an '68 alumnus of the department and currently associated with University of Texas, Rio Grande Valley, will deliberate on "A Tourist Guide to Nanoworld". The session will be chaired by Dr Biman Ghosh, a '81 alumnus of B E College (Metallurgy), who earned his PhD from Michigan State University.

 

All are welcome. Students and young researchers dealing with materials science, nanomaterials and nanotechnology are encouraged in particular to join and interact with the speaker. 

 

Thank you very much.

Dr Sudip Ghosh 

Chairman- Centenary Celebration Committee &

Head - Department of Mechanical Engineering, IIEST Shibpur

Date: 16 Jan 2022

Update: The Third Centenary Lecture will be delivered by Prof. Asok Kumar Mallik, Retd. Professor, Department of Mechanical Engineering, IIT Kanpur and an Alumnus (’67) of our department. The Lecture is scheduled at 5:30 PM on 11th January 2022 (Tuesday).

 

Title of the Talk: An Hour with Leonhard Euler.

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Regards,

Dr. Bidyut Pal

Convener

Date: 09th Jan 2022

Centenary Celebration: Message from The Chair

The Centenary Celebration was declared open in an online Inaugural Session held yesterday, 28th Dec 2021, that was graced by the presence of the invited dignitaries, members of alumni of the department, present and former members of faculty of IIEST Shibpur, students and guests.

 

We also had the First Centenary Lecture of the Centenary Lecture Series (CLS) delivered by Professor Amitava Ghosh ('62 alumnus of the department). We, at IIEST, are indebted to Professor Ghosh in many ways than this one.

 

Both the sessions went off well amidst excitement and zeal, creating a renewed and stronger connection between the present insiders of the department and the formers. This, I'm sure, will also have a catalytic effect in successfully organizing and executing the various events that are on the planner for the Centenary Celebration.

 

The Second CLS Lecture would be delivered by Prof Achyut Ghosh, alumnus of '61 batch (i.e., 60 years, counting backward from 2021). But as ever-young as he is, age could not make any dent into his enthusiasm when it comes to speaking about engineering, particularly while speaking to youngsters. On behalf of the Centenary Celebration Committee, I invite one and all to hear this young old alumnus speak about a topic that he loves to talk about: "How To Be An Engineer"; next week on 4th Jan (Tuesday), tentatively at 5.30 PM. More information about the speaker and the online meeting to follow shortly. 

 

Watch this space for more updates on Centenary Lecture Series, as we have the next few speakers also confirming their dates and topics of lecture progressively.

 

Thank you very much.

 

Dr Sudip Ghosh 

Chairman- Centenary Celebration Committee &

Head - Department of Mechanical Engineering, IIEST Shibpur

Date: 29 Dec 2021

Update: On behalf of the Centenary Celebration Committee, I am happy to share the meeting link to for the Inaugural Ceremony scheduled at 4 PM on 28th December 2021. Kindly click here to join the session. The same link is to continue for First Centenary Lecture (immedietly after the inauguration).

 

Regards,

Dr. Bidyut Pal

Convener

 

Date: 27 Dec 2021

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