Five-day faculty development program concludes at IIT Jammu

The dignitaries presenting books to participants during a program at IIT Jammu.
The dignitaries presenting books to participants during a program at IIT Jammu.

Excelsior Correspondent
JAMMU, Jan 7: A five-day Atal faculty development program on “Advanced Composites: Design and Manufacture” concluded at Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Jammu.
The program was organized with the financial support of All India Council for Technical Education (AICTE) Training and Learning (ATAL) Academy. It was coordinated by Dr R T Durai Prabhakaran, Associate Professor, Department of Mechanical Engineering and co-coordinated by Dr G Balaganesan, Assistant Professor (Ex-Faculty), Mechanical Engineering with the support of Department of Mechanical Engineering.
Around 40 participants attended the event, mostly from local engineering colleges in and around Jammu. The event concluded with the speech of the chief guest, Col Ashutosh P Singh, Commandant from Army Office Jammu.
The guest of honour for valedictory function was Prof Puneet Mahajan, IIT New Delhi, who explained the importance of FDP course for the young faculty and research scholars.
Earlier, in his welcome address, Dr Durai highlighted the schedule with emphasis on the relevance of Advanced Composites for defense, transportation, and construction industry, as well as proposed goal of FDP course.
Prof Velmurugan, IIT Madras; Prof Puneet Mahajan, IIT Delhi and Prof Indra Vir Singh, IIT Roorkee delivered keynote lecturers and fundamental concepts in areas of Advanced Composites.
Dr Prabhakaran discussed materials derived from plant resources and the importance of the circular economy by recycling composite structures.
Dr Balaganesan took two sessions and explained the manufacturing methods and characterization techniques. Dr Bala also supported practical sessions and conducted two hands-on-practice sessions at Institute Workshop.
Dr Fathima Pervaiz delivered talks on fracture mechanics and numerical simulations related to lightweight composite structures.