Faculty development programme inaugurated at VVCE

The Department of Mechanical Engineering, Vidyavardhaka College of Engineering (VVCE), Mysuru organised a two-day faculty development programme on ‘Turbo machinery and its Applications’ on August 26 and 27.

The programme was inaugurated at Training and Placement seminar hall on Friday. Dr M S Govinde Gowda, Principal, Vivekanada College of Engineering and Technology, Putturu, was the chief guest and Gundappa Gowda, President, Vidyavardhaka Sangha presided the programme. P Vishwanath, Secretary, Vidyavardhaka Sangha and S N Lakshminarayana, Treasurer, Vidyavardhaka Sangha were the guests of honour.

Dr Govinde Gowda spoke about the importance of turbomachines. He emphasised the relevance of this subject for the mechanical engineering students and also how faculty members can effectively teach this subject by comprehending the essence of this subject.

The faculty development programme was planned to impart knowledge on the basic concepts, principles and applications of turbomachines. This programme benefits the faculty members to comprehend the technological relevance of this subject and can teach effectively. Also, this will be a premier forum and provides fabulous platform for academia to understand this subject with ease.In this faculty development programme, the salient topics that will be given emphasis are energy exchange in turbomachines, general analysis of turbomachines, steam turbines, hydraulic turbines, centrifugal pumps and centrifugal and axial flow compressors. Dr M S Govinde Gowda, Dr N Krishnamurthy, Professor, Department of Mechanical Engineering, Vijaya Vittala Engineering and Technology, Bengaluru, Dr N Yagnesh Sharma, Professor & Dean, Manipal Institute of Technology, Manipal and Dr. T N Shridhar, Professor, Department of Mechanical Engineering and Controller of Examinations, The National Institute of Engineering, Mysuru were the resource persons.  An industrial visit to J K Tyres was arranged to impart practical aspects about steam turbines. The teaching faculty belonging to Mechanical Engineering, Automobile Engineering, Aeronautical Engineering and Industrial Production participated in this faculty development programme.

Dr B Sadashive Gowda, Principal, VVCE, Dr L J Sudev, head of the department of Mechanical Engineering, programme coordinators, faculty members and participants were present.

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