Mechanical engineering is integration of so many multiple disciplines, said Director of NIE Board of Management S L Ramachandra.
Delivering the valedictory address at the two-day national conference on ‘Mechanical, materials and manufacturing engineering’ (NCMME-2016) organised by Department of Mechanical Engineering of the National Institute of Engineering (NIE) on Tuesday, he said “Earlier mechanical engineering was confined to a particular set of mechanics, but today it has swiftly grown to a different level and mechanical engineering is integration of various disciplines. The credits of improving mechanical field must be given to manufacturers who have helped this field rise to this level. Though it is quite challenging, a lot of research is taking place across the world in the mechanical and manufacturing field and many were delivering positive things both, in quality and performance, conference like this will have a great impact on each participant to think on new innovation ideas in this particular field.”
“Such conferences, seminars and symposiums help the students and institutions to take inputs and pass it on to the younger generation to shape up their career” he added.
The NCMME-2016 gave a premier interdisciplinary forum for researchers; practioners and educators to explore, disseminate and strengthen the initiatives in most recent innovations, trends and practical challenges encountered under the broad areas of materials, manufacturing, and design and thermo fluids. More than 100 researchers and students participated and shared their innovations in emerging fields of mechanical engineering and about 60 research papers were presented in six technical sessions.
Professor at NITTE Meenakshi Institute of Technology Prof P G Mukunda, Prof N Siva Shanmugam, Professor and head of the department Dr M V Achutha and others were present.