National Seminar - 2009

The inaugural function took place on 20th Feb’09 at 9:45 AM. Various persons of high order were present on this day to grace the occasion and thereby, provided a motivational stimulus to the very first attempt by MECRC, Jodhpur to host a National-level Seminar. It was quite stunning to see a wonderful response to our invitation, and it could be very well justified by the number of abstracts that we received & also by the number of presenters that were present on this occasion to deliberate their views on the topic under consideration.

Danke to Mr. B.K. Golo Pilz, who travelled all the way from Germany to attend our seminar & also delivered a mesmerizing presentation.
The dignitaries present on the inaugural function were:

  • Prof. M.L. Mathur (Former Vice Chancellor,J.N.V. University, Jodhpur)-Chief Guest
  • Dr. Mahendra Surana (Vice Chancellor, JNU, Jodhpur)-Guest of Honour
  • Er. S.K. Sood (DRM, North Western Railway, Jodhpur)-Guest of Honour
  • Dr. N.K. Jain (Director, Defence Lab, Jodhpur)-Presiding Guest
  • CA Kamal Mehta (Chairman, MECRC)
  • Prof.(Dr.) V.K. Bhansali (Director, MECRC)
  • Prof. H.D. Charan (Adviser, HR & Chief Seminar Coordinator)
  • Prof. S.K. Bhargava (President, The Institution of Engineers(I)-Jodhpur Local Centre)
  • Er. Sanjay Vajpayee (Secretary, The Institution of Engineers(I)-Jodhpur Local Centre)

On this occasion, our Souvenir (Compilation of all the selected abstracts) was launched by the Hon’ble Chief Guest Prof. M.L. Mathur (Former Vice Chancellor, J.N.V. University, Jodhpur). The creative & talented team of students involved in souvenir designing comprised: Imran Khan,Gaurav Bhatnagar,Haridarshan Gorana & Jagdeep Shekhawat. The team of faculty coordinators for souvenir designing & publishing included:
Prof. Sudhanshu Rai, Prof. Rashi Gupta, Prof. Khalid Khan, Prof. Yogendra Aboti & Prof. Kuldeep Dadhich.

On this occasion, the dignitaries put forth their stimulating ideas and discussed about the need to change over to renewable energy sources, so as to fight the energy crisis that the entire world is facing. If the pace of current energy-usage will continue at the same rate, it will take only a few years before all the energy sources get depleted.

The inaugural function reached its logical end after an hour or so, & was followed by high-tea for all the dignitaries, guests, faculty members & students.

Insha allah, the beginning of the event was excellent, and it motivated the coordinators & volunteers to work even more harder to make the two-day national event a phenomenal success.

During the two-day National Seminar, five technical sessions were conducted. The first 3 sessions were scheduled to be held on 20th feb’09 & remaining ones were held on 21st Feb’09.
Prof. R.R. Bhandari (H.O.D.-CSE, Former Member, Railway Board & Ex-Officio Secretary, Govt. of India) was appointed as the Chief Technical Coordinator for the smooth conduct of the technical sessions.According to the report submitted by Prof. R.R. Bhandari, there were 26 presentations in the four technical sessions. The students’ session (i.e., the fifth session) entailed 17 presentations. So,in total 43 presenters got a chance to have their say on the topic under consideration.The students of our college also portrayed their creativity by designing some beautiful posters for the occasion.
The keynote/invited speakers were:

  1. Prof. M.L. Mathur (Former VC, JNVU, Jodhpur)
  2. Prof. K.K. Banerjee (Faculty of Science, NLU, Jodhpur)
  3. Dr. K.P.R. Vittal (Director, CAZRI, Jodhpur)
  4. Shri P.C. Pande (Principal Scientist, CAZRI, Jodhpur)
  5. Shri Anand Chopra (Kalpa Taru Power Transmission Ltd.)
  6. Prof. K.R. Choudhary (Professor, MBM Engg. College, Jodhpur)
  7. Dr. D.D Ojha (Sr. Scientist, Water Resource Department, Jodhpur)
  8. Er. S.K. Sood (DRM, North Western Railway, Jodhpur)
Finally, the moment came to signal a happy ending to our two-day National Seminar. The valediction programme began at 11:00 AM on the next day of the seminar (21st Feb’09). Before the commencement of the day’s programme, we took the blessings of Maa Saraswati by lighting a diya & reciting the Saraswati Vandana.

The dignitaries who adorned the dais on the valediction programme were:
  • Er. Bhupendra Kumar Dak (I.G.P. Jodhpur Range)-Chief Guest
  • Prof. O.P.N. Calla (Director,ICRS, Jodhpur)-Guest of Honour
  • Er. Shanti Prasad (Former Chairman, RERC,Jaipur)-Presiding Guest
  • CA Kamal Mehta (Chairman, MECRC)
  • Prof.(Dr.) V.K. Bhansali (Director, MECRC)
  • Prof. R.R. Bhandari (Former Member, Railway Board & Ex-Officio Secretary, Govt. of India)
  • Prof. S.K. Bhargava (President, The Institution of Engineers(I)-Jodhpur Local Centre)
  • Prof. H.D. Charan (Adviser, HR & Chief Seminar Coordinator)
On this occasion, the yearly magazine of CSE Department-"AcuCom-Edition 2" was launched by I.G.P. Jodhpur Er. Bhupendra Kumar Dak (M.Tech., Delhi).

The two-day National Seminar ended with a subtle elegance & was appreciated by all the dignitaries, invited to grace the occasion on 20th & 21st Feb 2009.