A Certificate of Merit was awarded to Rahul A. Dhanwani ( Student of M.E. Structural Engineering)for securing 1st Position in the Online Quiz competition “ Technical Quiz on IS 456:2000” conducted by IAStructE-CEPT University Student Chapter on 8th August 2020.
The Applied Mechanics Department scheduled, organized & successfully conducted the following Webinars during the Lockdown period :
Date of Webinar Topic of the Webinar Name of the Expert
27th April’20 Analysis and Design of Transmission Line Tower Er. Viral Kapadiya
(Professional Structural Engineer)
30th April’20 Analysis and Design of RCC T-Girder Bridge Dr.B.J.Shah
( Principal, GEC Modasa)
9th May’ 20 Real Estate (Regulation & Development) Act (RERA) & Dr. Vatsal Patel
Post COVID Construction Challenges (Technical Officer, RERA, Gandhinagar)
Students of B.E.Sem (VIIIth) Civil, Maharshi Raval, Meshwa Shah & Niyati Shah secured 1st Runner up prize and Trophy under the mentorship of Prof.Poonam I. Modi, in the “Sparkling Star” contest organized by Ultra-tech Pvt. Ltd on 6th March’20. 2 out of 34 teams who had participated from all over Ahmedabad were from our department who were shortlisted for the finale round. One of these teams made it to the 1st Runner Up position.
Students of B.E. Sem VIIIth Civil ( Rutvik Patel, Maharshi Raval, Krupa Parmar & Sujay Seth), secured 3rd Position and Cash Prize of Rs 20000/- in “National Award Competition for Civil/Structural Engineering Students for Best Innovative Structural Steel Design for a Steel Intensive Innovative Food Grain Godown. The competiont was organized & hosted by Institute of Steel Development and Growth (INSDAG), Kolkotta on 14th-15th Feb 2020. Top 16 entries were selected to present their projects in front of the esteemed Jury members, out of total number of 85 entries pan India. 3 of our teams were amongst these 16 entries. All the teams were thoroughly mentored by Prof. C.D.Patel. The students of the department have been amongst the List of the Winners for this National Level Contest for consecutive last 3 years.
The User defined Project carried by the students of B.E.Civil ( Pass out 2019-20) made headlines in one the leading newspapers ( DNA INDIA) of India. The project theme was based on Sustainable Living whereby the students Dhruv Trivedi, Sugam Thakkar and Dasrath Mistry under the guidance of their mentor Prof.Poonam I. Modi had prepared innovative sandless bricks using the Mining waste. The same project was also recognized by the SSIP team and was awarded 2nd prize by the jury. The project is now carried forward by the next batch of students to take it to a new level.
Delegation from Loyola Marymount University had visited the Applied Mechanics Department on 30th August 2019.
The delegates Branden F. Grimmett ( Associate Provost, Career and Professional Development) and Daniel Marschner, Ph.D. ( Director, International Admission and Outreach) had addressed all the students of our program to make them aware of Education opportunities and career development.
An expert lecture on "Capabilities of MIDAS - Civil Software" was arranged for all the final year students (UG) and PG students of ME Civil (Structures) & Geo-tech Engg.
The expert talk was delived by Er. Shishir Kumar, Professional Software Engineer.
• Brainstorming session was arranged on 29.6.19 for the faculty and students wherein different Industrial Stalwarts were invited to have an interactive session with the students. The purpose of the session was to make the students and faculty aware of all the latest topics worth pursuing for M.E dissertation.
The experts from the Geotechnical engineering who graced the session included: Shri Prakashbhai & Darshan Chhatbar (Sr. Manager & Quality Er) Annandjiwala Consultants), Prof.R.M. Patel & Parth Shah (Sr. Consultant & Manager, M.K. Soil Lab), Shri Mahendra Bhavsar (Sr. General Manager, Sai Systra ltd), Shri Arun Dave (CEO, Geotech Soil Testing Lab).
The experts from the Structural Engineering field included: Shri C.H.Shah (Water tank design expert), Shri Vijayan Pandya ( Ultratech), Shri Bimal Acharaya ( Ultratech), Shri Rakesh Shah, Shri Mehul Shah, Shri Vatsal Shukla ( Anviksha Consultants), Shri Devang Patel ( SID Consultants), Shri Mehboob Zindani ( Ducon Consultants) & Shri Vijay Shah.
Dr. R. C. Sonpal Memorial lecture was arranged on 7th April’19, under the aegis of IGS-Ahmedabad Chapter. Dignitaries such as Dr. Amit Prashant (Chairman of IGS Ahmedabad Chapter), Mr. Parag Dave (Director of MK Soil laboratory), Dr. S.P.Dave (Honarary Secretary,, IGS A’bad Chapter & Principal, GEC, Gandhingar) had graced the occasion.
The key note address was delivered by Mr. A.M Prakash (Head Quality with Larsen & Toubro Ltd).The Motivational speaker of the memorial lecture was Dr.S.R.Gandhi, who is currently the Director at SVNIT,Surat. Sir had delivered an insightful lecture on “Case Studies of Foundation Failure”. The memorial lecture was attended by all the students of B.E & M.E Civil, faculty members from other engineering institutes.