Short-term course on CAD, 13 February

The School of Engineering, IIT Mandi, from February 4, 2013, organized a short-term course of one week on Computer Aided Drafting for Engineers and Designers. The course drew 32 candidates from organizations like DRDO, Irrigation & Public Health Department, as well as the industry and the academia.

Prof. Kenneth Gonsalves, Prof. B. K. Mishra, Dr. Pradeep Parameswaran and Dr. Vishal S. Chauhan inaugurated the course in the academic block of IIT Mandi.

In the inaugural speech, Dr Pradeep parameswaran informed the participants about the Institute’s vision and achievements. Next, Prof. Ken Gonsalves, visiting professor at IIT Mandi, spoke about the research development activities in nano/microfabrication for electronics as well as in bio-nanotechnology, and that IIT Mandi would be among the few IITs to have a cleanroom facility.

    Inauguration function: (from left to right) Dr. Vishal S. Chauhan, Dr. Pradeep Parameswaran, Prof. Kenneth Gonsalves, Prof. B. K. Mishra

Prof. B.K. Mishra from IIT Roorkee underlined the importance of Computer Aided Drafting in the field of engineering and design. He then introduced the participants to the basic fundamentals of drafting and designing.

The short-term course covered part modeling, assembly modeling and computer aided engineering drawing in various field of engineering (i.e. mechanical, civil, chemical, electrical, electronics and architecture).

The participants found the course very effective and appreciated the instructors’ helpful attitude. The speakers inculded Prof. Sunil R. Kale ( IIT Delhi), Prof. B. K. Mishra (IIT Roorkee), Dr. Rajeev Kumar (IIT Mandi), Dr. Vishal Singh Chauhan (IIT Mandi), Dr. Om Praksh Singh (IIT Mandi). Ar. Nitin Gautam (Build Con Pvt Ltd New Delhi) and Er. Sushil Suril ( SolidWorks corporation New Delhi).

    Group photo with participants

The course concluded with certificate distribution by the Director of IIT Mandi, Prof. Timothy A. Gonsalves. While addressing the participants, he said, “Short-term courses are means to expose the audience to the wide range of applications in the area and about different methodologies to tackle real life problems”. Dr. Rajeev Kumar and Dr. Vishal Singh Chauhan were the coordinator and co-coordinator respectively of this short-term course.

    Clockwise: Prof. Timothy A Gonsalves, Dr. Vishal S. Chauhan, Dr. Rajeev Kumar and a participant at the valedictory function of the short term course on Computer Aided Drafting