National Seminar - 2011

AICTE-SPONSORED TWO-DAY NATIONAL SEMINAR ON Energy Security for India-Opportunities & Challenges ESIOC: March 4-5, 2011

Marwar Engineering College and Research Centre (MECRC) organized a 2-day AICTE-sponsored National Seminar on "Energy Security in India: Opportunities and challenges (ESIOC-2011)" in association with the Institution of Engineers, Jodhpur Local Centre.

The Inaugural Function was held on 4th March 2011 and was presided by Dr. M.L. Mathur, Former VC, JNVU, Jodhpur. The Chief Guest of the Inaugural Function was Prof. R.M. Mathur, Special Advisor to Vice President, Research & International Relations, University of Western Ontario, Canada, theGuest of the Honor was Shri R.A. Gupta. Chairman C.A. Kamal Mehta and many other dignitaries were present for the Inaugural function. Prof. M.L. Mathur also gave the key note address at the time of inaugural function on "Energy Security for India-Opportunities and Challenges".

Six technical sessions more organized during the 2 day seminar. These were chaired by Dr. S. R. Vadera, Associate Director, Defense Laboratory Jodhpur; Prof. R.A. Gupta, MNIT, Jaipur; Prof. Jaishri Vajpai; MBM Engineering College, Jodhpur; Prof. D.K. Mehta, JNU, Jodhpur; Prof. A.K. Gupta, Institution of Engineering, Jodhpur Local Centre and Prof. R.R. Bhandari from MECRC, Jodhpur respectively.

A total of 49 Presentations were made during the 6 technical sessions. We had many keynote/invited speakers. A special feature of the seminar was that 20 presentations were made by the students and some of them were really worth listening. We also had a poster competition for our students on the theme "Energy for tomorrow". The invited speakers during the occasion were:

  1. Sh. Dinesh Saxena (President, SPML Infra Ltd.,Gurgaon)
  2. Prof.(Dr.) Rajendra Karwa (Professor & Head, Dept of ME, MBM Engg. College, Jodhpur)
  3. Prof.(Dr.) Jaishree Vajpayee (Associate Professor., Dept. of EE, MBM Engg. College, Jodhpur)
  4. Dr.P .C. Pande (Principal Scientist & Head(I/C) DAEAPS, CAZRI, Jodhpur)
  5. Sh. A. K. Gupta (H.O.D, M.B.M. Engg. College, Jodhpur)
  6. Sh. B. L. Khamesra (MD, Jodhpur Discom, Jodhpur)
  7. Sh. M.K. Bhandari (Professor,JNVU,LawFaculty,Jodhpur)
  8. Sh. O.P. Mathur (Retd. SE, Jodhpur Discom)
Abstracts of most of the presentations were printed in the SOUVENIR that was published during the seminar.

The Valedictory Function was organized on 5th March, 2011, presided by Prof. M.L. Kothari, Emeritus Fellow, IIT Delhi. The Chief Guest of the function was Prof. O.P.N. Calla, Director ICRC, Jodhpur and the Guests of Honor were Sh. B.L. Khamesara, MD, Jodhpur DISCOM and Sh. A.K. Gupta, President, Institution of Engineering, Jodhpur Local Centre.

Prof. (Dr.) M.L. Kothari, Emeritus fellow, IIT Delhi also gave the Key Note address during the Valedictory Function on "Smart Grid- the Future Power System."