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Guest speakers

Over the years, PDPU has been privileged to host some of the best globally renowned dignitaries from various sectors. From Prime Ministers and Consul Generals of various nations, to humanitarians and philanthropists, to entrepreneurs and corporate leaders, PDPU has provided opportunities to the students to meet people from all walks of life. It’s a once in a lifetime opportunity to get to meet such illustrious dignitaries and learn the art of their trade, and the students of University have had many such experiences.

 

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School of Petroleum Management
Monday
June
19
2017

Mr. Nitin Shukla

MD & CEO at Hazira LNG Pvt. Ltd. & Hazira Port Pvt. Ltd.
Guest for Induction Program
Tuesday
June
20
2017

Ms. Deepti Sharma

Director, Anwesha Engineering Group
Corporate Finance, a strategic tool of management
Tuesday
June
20
2017

Mr. Sunil Kanojia

Former COO, Cadila Pharmaceuticals
MBA-The Professional Degree and its Nuances
Tuesday
June
20
2017

Prof. Chaitanyamoy Ganguly

Adviser to Director General & Distinguished Professor, Nuclear Engineering, PDPU
Nuclear Energy
Tuesday
June
20
2017

Mr. Haresh Pandia

Chief Manager - Corporate Banking Group, IndusInd Bank
Introduction to Banking Sector
Wednesday
June
21
2017

Mr.Subhanish Mishra

Head - HR, Arvind Ltd.
HR- Its Role in Business
Saturday
July
22
2017

Mr. Chanchal Maheshwari

Executive director, Advisory Services at Ernst & Young
Consulting Business
Saturday
August
12
2017

Mr.Bharatraj Singh

Sr. Officer, HR, GAIL(India) Ltd.
HR in current scenario
Wednesday
August
23
2017

Mr. Maulin Gaglani

Sr. Manager (Indirect Tax IIC), EY
GST
Saturday
August
26
2017

Mr. Sajal Bhatnagar

Business Head(AVP), Paytm
Paytm’s Journey
Saturday
August
26
2017

Mrs. Rupa Devi Singh

Former CEO, Power Exchange India ltd.
Financing Infrastructure projects in India
Saturday
September
2
2017

Mr. Mukul Tewari

DGM, Adani ports & SEZ limited
LNG & LPG Business
Saturday
September
9
2017

Mr. Shreyans Motani

Sr. Consultant, KPMG
Consulting
Friday
September
15
2017

Mr. Ripal Vyas

Softweb solutions, Chicago, USA
Internet of Things
Wednesday
September
20
2017

Mr. Sunil Parekh

Strategic Corporate Advisor to Zydus group
Dreams and Passion
Monday
September
25
2017

Prof. S. A Bari

Hon’ble Vice Chancellor
Central University of Gujarat
Higher Education in India: Paradigm Shifts
Thursday
September
28
2017

Mr. Abhishek Rajan

Global Head of Sustainability, CSR
Brillio Technologies
Sustainability and CSR
Monday
October
2
2017

Mr. Praveen Kumar

Sr. Vice President, HR- Kalpataru Power Transmission Limited
Building leadership pipeline for delivering success
Monday
November
6
2017

Mr. Krishanveer Singh

Vice President, Business Development
NCDEX Ltd
Past, Present and future of Commodity markets
Wednesday
November
15
2017

Mrs. Bhawika Wanchoo

Chief Manager
NSE India Ltd.
Working of Stock Exchange
Wednesday
November
22
2017

Mr. Sujoy Chaudhary

Chief General Manager
IOCL
Petrochemical Business and challenges in India
Friday
December
8
2017

Mr. Mayur Pabari

Founder and CEO
SmartSense Consulting
Block-chain
Thursday
January
18
2018

Mr. Killol Pandya

Head- Fixed Income
Essel Finance AMC Ltd.
Debt Markets
Wednesday
February
7
2018

Mr. Gopal Sharma

Head- Cera
Marketing
Saturday
February
17
2018

Mr. Jaipal Singh

Director- Brand Management
DDB Mudra
Digital Marketing

 

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School of Technology
Electrical Department
Saturday
March
11
2017

Mr. Ramesh Bhorania

Deputy General Manager, Mitsubishi Electric, Pune)
“Recent advances in Factory Automation”

An expert talk was organized on the topic “Recent advances in factory Automation” for Semester-VII Electrical and Semester V Mechanical Engineering students. The talk started with the importance of control systems in Electrical and Mechanical engineering disciplines. Later, components of factory automation were discussed. Control of drives, position control, precise control, and animation was covered by the speaker. Later half was dedicated to design of controller for the factory automation. Both Mechanical and electrical engineering students were benefited from the expert talk.

Monday
March
19
2018

Mr. Dhruvesh M. Mehta

Assistant Manager – Technology, Transformers & Rectifiers (India) Ltd.
“Design of Transformers”

An expert talk was organized on the topic “Design of Transformers” for Semester-VIII students of Electrical Engineering. In the talk, the topics covered were design consideration for transformers, material classification, Design of Electrical, Electromechanical, Electro-magnetic, magnetic circuit, insulation materials utilized, and modern advancements in the design. Design of cooling system of transformer was also discussed. From this expert lecture students came to know about modern advancement in the design of transformer.

Monday
April
2
2018

Dr. Chandan Chatterjee

Former Director, Center for Entrepreneurship Development (Govt. of Gujarat) & General Manager (Technical) Industrial Extension Bureau-iNDEXTb (Govt. of Gujarat)
“Project Management”

An expert talk was organized on the topic “Project Management” for Semester-VIII students of Electrical Engineering. In the talk, the topics covered are project life cycle, reason behind project failure, team work, project planning and project execution. From this expert lecture students came to know about importance of project planning.

Friday
April
6
2018

Dr Naran Pindoria

Assistant Professor, Department Of Electrical Engineering, IIT - Gandhinagar
“Implementation of Smart Grid in India - A Bird's View”

An expert talk was organized on the topic “Implementation of Smart Grid in India - A Bird's View” for Semester-II MTech (Power Systems) students of Electrical Engineering. In the talk, recent scenario in Indian Smart Grid implementation had been presented. All the technical, economical and commercial challenges had been dealt in detail and all the thrust areas were covered in detail. From this expert lecture students came to know about the power distribution reforms and advancement in power grid.

Saturday
April
7
2018

Dr. Urmil Parikh

Principal Engineer, Power Systems at Power Grids & High Voltage Division at ABB India Ltd.,Maneja Works, Vadodara
“Basics Of Circuit Breaking &Recent Advancement In Circuit BreakerTechnology”

"An expert lecture was delivered by Dr. Urmil Parikh on the topic of "Basics of circuit breaking & recent advancement in Circuit breaker technology." Dr. Parikh has an experience of more than 18 years in the field of switchgear and protection engineering. Dr. Urmil Parikh commenced lecture with energetic yoga practice with students. He shared various aspects of circuit breakers with animated films and videos. He shared lots of practical concepts of circuit breakers with the help of basic terminologies and waveforms.

The major topics that were covered comprises of effect of inductance and capacitance on system, effect of reducing inductive load on system and its relation to CB operation, importance of FACTS device, reactors and capacitors as switchgear components, magnetic and electrical coupling, controlled switching of breakers, breaker circuit simulation, demo of breaker open /close mechanism, hydraulic and numerical spring effect on CB open /close, other details such as ABB competency in design of HVDC breakers for 400kV bipolar HVDC , disturbance records of various cases, etc. He also shared practical challenges facing in his career."

Monday
April
9
2018

Mrs. Manisha Shukla

Ex-Business manager & Global Management team member, ABB India Ltd.
“ Testing and Commissioning of GIS equipments”

An expert talk was organized on the topic “Testing and Commissioning of GIS equipments” for Semester-VI students of Electrical Engineering. In this lecture, expert talked about testing commission of Gas Insulated substation equipments, technical issues along with maintenance of the testing equipments, and through this lecture students got aware of the practical problems faced while testing and commissioning on site. Along with all this all practical issues are coincided with theory also to have better idea for the students.

Monday
April
9
2018

Mrs. Manisha Shukla

Ex-Business manager & Global Management team member, ABB India Ltd.
“Design of EHV and HV substations”

An expert talk was organized on the topic “Design of EHV and HV substations” for VIth semester students of Electrical Engineering. In the talk, the topics covered were (i) Types of substation, (ii) AIS substation, (iii) GIS substation From this expert lecture students came to know about designing aspects of substation especially GIS substation.

Monday
April
9
2018

Mr. Darshan Shukla

Joint General Manager, Engineering Management, L&T Hydro Carbon Engineering
“Large Synchronous Generators: Super Critical Power Projects”

An expert talk was organized on the topic “synchronous generators” for Semester-IV students of Electrical Engineering. In the talk, the topics covered were synchronization of generator to grid, design of super critical generators, cooling requirements, insulation class of windings, control of synchronous generator, operation of synchronous generator connected to grid & capability curve of synchronous generator. From this expert lecture students came to know about modern advancement in the design of synchronous generator.

Tuesday
April
10
2018

Mr. Benjamin Reuben

Ex-Manager of Torrent Power Ltd.
“Distribution of Power”

An expert talk was organized on the topic “Distribution of Power” for VIth semester students of Electrical Engineering. In the talk, the topics covered were (i) HV distribution, outdoor versus indoor/underground substations, Ring main system, (ii) LV distribution, (iii) Distribution losses (Aggregate Technical & Commercial), measures to reduce ATC, (iv) Losses, Energy efficiency. From this expert lecture students gained working knowledge about the transmission and distribution sector of power utilities.

Tuesday
April
17
2018

Mr. Vatsal Shah

Chief Operating Officer and Lead - Power Electronics, ARTEM, Ahmedabad, Gujarat, India
“Permanent Magnet Brush Less DC (PMBLDC) Motor Drive: Practical Considerations”

An expert talk was organized on the topic “Permanent Magnet Brush Less DC (PMBLDC) Motor Drive: Practical Considerations” for Semester-II, M.Tech. (Electrical Engineering) students. The talk started with the discussion on electric drives in present scenario and its significance. Then the basic aspects about the PMBLDC motor ad its merits over classical machines were covered. Then the talk concentrated on the practical aspects and problems faced in real time applications.

Tuesday
April
17
2018

Mr. Vatsal Shah

Chief Operating Officer and Lead - Power Electronics, ARTEM, Ahmedabad, Gujarat, India
“Induction Heating and ResonantConverters”

An expert talk was organized on the topic “Induction heating and Resonant Converters” for Semester-VIII students of Electrical Engineering. In the talk, the topics covered were operating principle of induction heating, applications of induction heating, importance of frequency of supply, Different types of induction From this expert lecture students came to know about modern advancement in the induction heating and the design of Resonant converter.heating, the components used in the design of converter used for production of high frequency supply followed by a small demonstration of induction heating.

Monday
April
23
2018

Mr. Chavda

Senior Engineer,Electrical Testing, Ranasan Switchyard, Getco S/S
“Basics of Power Transformer”

An expert lecture was organized by Electrical Engineering department on 23rd April 2018 targeting 4th semester UG student of the department as a pre-requisite of Industrial Orientation program. The major topics that were covered are Inside structure of Basic Transformer, Electro-Mechanical stress or Force developed inside transformer, effects due to this stress, Practical solutions to those effects, Function of Breather, Use of Smart Breathers, some problems faced while using smart breather, solution to that problem, other details such as Air Bag Transformer, etc. He also shared practical challenges facing in his career.

Friday
April
27
2018

Mr. Prashant Shah

Senior Manager, Electrical Maintenance, AI Engineering, Ahmedabad
“Overview of Power system”

An expert lecture was conducted by Electrical Engineering Department targeting 4th semester UG student of the department as a pre-requisite of Industrial Orientation program. The major topics that were covered are single line diagram, components on HT and LT side, circuit breakers, fuses, transformer, protection equipment required, rating of the different equipments used. He also shared practical challenges facing in his career.

Tuesday
May
1
2018

Mr. Chirag Raul

Design Engineer, Vision Embesoft
“Application of DSPs/ Micro-controllers in Industry”

An expert talk was organized on the topic “Application of DSPs/Micro-controllers in Industry” for Semester-VIII students of Electrical Engineering. In the expert lecture the application of DSPs and Micro-controllers for industrial purpose is been explained. The students are explained about practical implementation of all types of controllers and the way they are implemented.

Saturday
June
2
2018

Prof. (Dr.) Sudipta Muknopadhyay

Professor, Electronics Dept., IIT Kharagpur
“Similarity Learning in Content Based Image Retrieval”

An expert talk was organized on the topic “Similarity Learning in Content Based Image Retrieval” for Semester-VIII students of Electrical Engineering. In the talk, the expert explained about the Image processing and its retrieval by using digital image processing. The lecture started form a small task like image processing in hospitals and then it went on with analyzing the signal and its analysis and the role of Digital signal processing in retrieving it.

Friday
May
4
2018

Mr. Naveen Deepak

Chief Technology Officer, ARTEM, Ahmedabad, Gujarat, India
“Vector Control”

An expert talk was organized on the topic “Vector Control” for Semester-II, M.Tech. (Electrical Engineering) students. The talk started with the discussion on the basics of mathematical modelling of electric motors and its significance. The mathematical modelling of induction motor was covered. The control aspects related to the induction motors, control strategies and their pros and cons were discussed. The analogy of vector control was introduced and the implementation issues were analyzed.

Computer- Information & Communication Technology Department
Saturday
October
28
2017

Mr. Bharat Patel and Mr. Niraj Shah

Co-founder of Arihant Satiate and Treasurer of CSI
Fundamentals of IoT

Various concepts beginning from basics of IoT to increasing demand of IoT and possible future applications were covered during his talk. Seminar concluded with the discussion on various mini projects which could be taken up by students under the guidance of Mentor for tinkering lab. Doubt solving session was arranged at the end.

Tuesday
November
28
2017

Mr. Nitul Mehta

Director at Agile Cube Technologies and Co-founder of KROSSWALL
DataBase Management System

Introduced the importance of writing good query in the industry. He explained how the query gets processed in order to understand how to optimize the queries to minimize the cost. An interactive fun activity was conducted to help understand the concept better. Mr. Nitul Mehta also took an extra effort to explain the industry demand and the procedures of selection in a job interview.

Friday
January
19
2018

Dr. Ganesh Bagler

Center for Computational Biology, IIIT-Delhi
Discovery of the molecular essence of the Indian cuisine through data analytics

Starting with a seemingly simple question, ‘Why do we eat what we eat?’, data-driven research conducted from our lab have led to the serendipitous discovery of ‘contrasting food pairing’ in Indian cuisine. Our studies have also revealed ‘culinary fingerprints’ of regional cuisines and role of spice as the molecular fulcrum of Indian recipes. He explained, apart from answering one question, ther research has opened up many more questions that are leading into divergent frontiers of food, nutrition, and health: models for the evolution of recipes, molecular basis of ingredient flavors, emergence of the flavor in a recipe, algorithms for novel recipe generation, food-disease associations, the therapeutic potential of phytochemicals and strategies for leveraging food as medicine, among others. Through the construction of relevant data resources and hypothesis-driven investigations of food, their data-driven explorations of food have opened a whole new paradigm for food data analytics and show the potential for leveraging food for better health as well as nutrition.

Saturday
January
20
2018

M. T. Savaliya

Associate professor, GTU
Web Development

On the first day, knowledge pertaining to design principles and various aspects of web development and its brief history was discussed. During the session’s second half, students were familiarized with HTML and CSS. This was followed by hands on exercise. Students were recommended to learn from “w3schools.com“. On the second day, students were introduced to JavaScript basics and a brainstorming about its application, utilities and disadvantages were under taken. A session of peer learning was initiated based on previous session exercises. It was concluded that sound foundation on data structures is mandatory for understanding and learning complex languages and Web Development.

Friday
March
23
2018

Mr. Pranav Joshi

Delivery Manager, ASIC Division, eInfochips Ltd Ahmedabad
Advanced Challenges in VLSI Technology and Design

The talk started with an overview of VLSI Technology and addressed how the chip miniaturization happened. The speaker also emphasized on relevance of 7NM technology and how it is going to affect the end user and what are future challenges for VLSI chip designer. A great enthusiasm was seen among the participants to know more about different technologies at present. Mr. Joshi enlighten the students about the future prospect in the field.

Civil Engineering
Tuesday
April
4
2017

Dr. Praven Kr Gupta

Senior Scientist, ISRO
Application of RS and GIS in Water Resource Management

The lecture was about the application of remote sensing and geographical information systems in water resources management

Wednesday
September
6
2017

Mr Atul Upadhyay

CEO, SMPS Consultants (P) Ltd
Design and Management of Infrastructure Projects

The lecture covered different aspects about the design and management of complex mega infrastructure projects.He brought interesting facts to the notice of students about these projects.

Friday
November
17
2017

Mr Akash Gandhi

Senior Executive Engineer, Linde Engineering (I) Ltd
Elastic Behaviour of Columns

This lecture covered the different elastic behaviours of columns. The speaker gave his insights into the basics of elastic behaviour.

Thursday
January
18
2018

Dr. Kumar Neeraj Jha

Assoc. Professor, Dept. of Civil Engineering, IIT Delhi
Recent Trends in Infrastructure Project Management

The lecture covered the recent trends and tools of infrastructure project management. He shared his experiences with the students about the challenges in these projects

Friday
January
19
2018

Mr Rajnikant Patel

MD, Ecotech Consultants (P) Ltd, Chairman, Graduate School of Smart Cities, GTU
Infrastructure Finance

The lecture covered case studies of infrastructure finance including Kalpasar project. The speaker explained the basics of the concept with examples. Students took interest and had a very interactive session.

Saturday
January
20
2018

Dr. Devanshu Pandit

Professor, CEPT University
Recent Advances in Construction Contracts Management

The lecture covered case studies of the recent practices of contracts management.

Wednesday
January
4
2017

Dr. Dilip A Patel

Asst. Professor, SVNIT, Surat
Resilient Infrastructure

The lecture covered the concepts of resilient infrastructure. The term “resilient” refers to the ability of such infrastructure systems (including their interconnected ecosystems and social systems) to absorb disturbance and still retain their basic function and structural capacity.

Wednesday
May
3
2018

Prof. Vinod R Shah

Ex-Professor, CEPT University, MD Vinod R Consultants (P) Ltd
Innovative Concrete and Steel structures

The lecture covered elaborate and comprehensive case studies of innovative concrete and steel structures

Mechanical Engineering
Tuesday
September
26
2017

Mr. Ganesh Ram

Senior Specialist CAE Division, Ford India Pvt Ltd, Chennai
CAE Process Automation

Mr. Ganesh Ram from Ford India Chennai delivered the talk to B. Tech V Semester students. He has demonstrated how to use automation techniques in CAE domain with the use of coding and macros using Altair Hyperworks products. He has shown coding for optimization of tools used which is used by automotive industries particularly in CAE domain.

Wednesday
February
28
2018

Mr. Kumar Kalyani

Siemens Certified Trainer for Advanced Communications skills and Emotional Intelligence, Siemens
Soft Skills and Personality development

The session was organized to bring over all shine in the student’s personality, to be able to form a healthy rapport with anybody of any age bracket and to get a wonderful edge, a razor-sharp yet approachable as well as a warm outlook to life and people. Mr. Kumar addressing the gathering said that Personality Development and Personal Communication are two of the most important facets that any professional must work on. He motivated the students to gain skills in addition to their subject knowledge. He advised the students to face the real world situations appropriately to build their career in a prospective manner.

Thursday
November
30
2017

Prof. S. B. Soni

Retired Prof. L. D. College of Engineering Ahmedabad
Design of Material Handling Equipment

Prof. Soni has explained the introduction, need and various aspects of design of Material Handling Equipment’s. The Prof gave a glimpse of the use of various techniques of Material Handling equipment’s in small and large scale industry.

Thursday
November
23
2017

Mr. Kumar Kalyani

Siemens Certified Trainer for Advanced Communications skills and Emotional Intelligence, Siemens
Introduction to Quality in Industry

Introduction to Inspection and Quality Control, Specifying Limits of Variability, Dimensions and Tolerances, Selection of Gauging Equipment, Gauge Control, Quality Control and Quality Assurance, Statistical Quality Control, Total Quality Management, Six Sigma, Quality Standards

Friday
November
24
2017

Mr. Kumar Kalyani

Siemens Certified Trainer for Advanced Communications skills and Emotional Intelligence, Siemens
Industrial Applications of Engineering Graphics

He talked about Introduction to Engineering graphics, use of graphics in industry, its industrial applications, day to day use in research, academia and consumer products. He also discussed use of engineering drafting leading to CAD in Siemens with applications.

Friday
March
16
2018

Dr. G. Madhusudhan Reddy

Outstanding Scientist, Associate Director, Defence Metallurgical Research Laboratory, Hyderabad
Metal Joining Technologies- Challenges and Opportunities

he explained that welding and joining technologies are fundamental to engineering and manufacturing. He briefly talked about the techniques for metal joining. He focussed on challenges faced by the industry and the opportunities for futher innovative techniques.

Chemical Engineering
Tuesday
April
25
2017

Dr. Bibekananda Basu

Ex. GM, RIL, Silvaasa; Ex. Scientist, BTRA, Mumbai
Challenges in Industries for Chemical Engineers

The objective of this lecture was to create awareness amongst students regarding the real industrial challenges for chemical engineers and introduces the technical requirement for the fresher’s to grab the best industrial opportunities. He covered several aspects of industrial challenges that mainly faced by the engineers in industries. He also addressed interesting key facts about how to deal and tackle with the industrial challenges.

Friday
September
29
2017

Prof. Milind Joshipura

Professor, Nirma University, Ahemedabad
Process Integration

In his enlightening lecture, Prof. Joshipura covered many topics ranging from general information about the department, personal experiences while consulting to industries, developments in technology, cases on which he consulted etc. Some of the noteworthy contents from the lecture are: The “onion model” of process design. A reactor design in needed before the separation and recycle system can be designed. The concepts of Energy Targets and Thermodynamic Targets related to pinch technology were discussed briefly. The importance of hot and cold composite curves was discussed in deep. The rules of heat exchanger design network were also discussed.

Saturday
November
18
2017

Mr Govind Parsania

Ex Sr General Manager (Technology), RIL, Vadodara
Industrial Pumps and Compressor: Fundamentals, Design and Application

He explained briefly about Industrial Pumps and Compressor to the students. He explained various types of compressors and their designs. He also showed the examples of applications of the pumps and compressors

Wednesday
April
11
2018

Dr. Pratik Mehta

Head HSE, Essar Power, Jamnagar
Role of Engineers in Environment Management

It involves waste water management, air pollution control, recycling, waste disposal, radiation protection, industrial hygiene, animal agriculture, environmental sustainability, public health and environmental engineering law. It also includes studies on the environmental impact of proposed construction projects. He very very well qoted the role of young engineers in doing all these.

Thursday
May
3
2018

Dr. Ankit Jain

Senior Research Scientist, Reliance Industries Limited, Jamnagar
Modelling Multiphase Flows with Reaction Engineering

"Dr. Jain covered the following topics in his lecture: Introduction to Reliance Jamnagar Supersite, Refining Research and Development and Modeling Approaches. He also discussed Case Studies of Fluidized Bed Gasifier and Pressure Drop in Packed Reactor. He gave insight into Industrial Expectations, applications of concepts to various scenario: Process Design/ Operations/ New Development/ Troubleshooting and Techno Commercial Outlook"

Solar Engineering
Monday
August
14
2017

Dr. Sagar Mitra

Associate Professor, IIT Bombay
Lithium ion Battery: Present, Past and Future

Lithium-ion battery started its journey nearly 26 years ago from the laboratory and gain tremendous interest within short time period. Currently, Li-ion batteries are the systems of choice for many diverse applications and occupy the highest place in the storage map in comparison to several contenders’ technologies that being presently developed. He shared that in a group research at IIT Bombay, they do work on second generation Li-ion cells that will appear soon with greater hope and safety. In this talk, he first highlighted ongoing research strategies pertaining to these various systems together with the remaining challenges prior to enter into a personal perspective mode. Several new trends and new ideas were discussed, which require much collaborative and integrated work to achieve greater success.

Monday
August
14
2017

Prof. Bonamali Pal

Professor, Thapar University
Photocatalytic water splitting and greener synthesis of industrially important nitro organics using solar energy

He explained the synthesis and characterization of transition metal nanoparticles, core-shell structure of semiconducting nanomaterials and metal-semiconductor composite materials. Photoelectrochemical and photocatalytic H2 formation and nitro-organic synthesis reaction under visible light (436 nm) irradiation. Transition metal (Fe, Cr, V, W, Mo, Cu) doped TiO2. Synthesis of various size and shape of Au, Ag Cu and CdS etc nanoparticles-nanorods and metal-semiconductor nanojunction orientation and their Photocatalytic properties. Metal oxide based nanofluids were discussed.

Monday
August
14
2017

Dr. Emila Panda

Associate Professor, IIT Gandhinagar
Use of AZO and SnS in Solar Cell Technology

The talk was mostly about Al-doped ZnO films as a transparent conductor and then SnS as a solar absorber material and the use of those materials in solar cell.

Friday
March
31
2017

Prof. Naresh Jotwani

Visiting Professor and Dean, R&D, DAIICT
Solar Energy and DC Pumping

Irrigation in Indian agriculture sector largely depends on grid power. He discussed in his talk the great potential and prototype implementation of PV power.

Thursday
March
30
2017

Dr. Omkar Jani

Principal Scientist, GERMI
Grid-connected solar microgrids for agriculture purpose

Microgrids are increasingly becoming popular where grid power is not available such as in remote Indian villages. Dr. Jani’s talk focussed on exploring the microgrid establishment in those potential areas where agriculture is a large contributor to domestic product.

Wednesday
September
6
2017

Mr. Sabyasachi Roy

Director, Ants Ceramics Ltd.
Manufacturing advance ceramics and high temperature heating solutions

His talk initially covered the motivation for continued development of manufacturing sector in India. He further covered the journey of ANTS Ceramics in the domain of advanced ceramic manufacturing and heating systems. ANTs has in house developed processes like Slip casting, Gel casting, Vibro casting and Powder Compaction. He discussed technical feasibility of different process in terms of composition formulation and tailor made property variation in Oxide Ceramics. Sintered Machining and Green machining capabilities of ANTS Ceramics were also discussed in detail mentioning different application. ANTs customised solution providing capabilities were shown process wise with examples. Also he discussed technical collaboration feasibility and skill requirements. ANTs will also look for suitable manpower to reach to new height.

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School of Petroleum Technology
Monday
September
25
2017

Prof. S. A. Bari

Vice Chancellor, Central University of Gujarat
Higher Education in India: Paradigm Shifts
Monday
September
25
2017

Mr. Aniket Sanyal

Directional Drilling Engineer, Halliburton
Well Collision: Risk, Procedures and scanning methods
Monday
October
30
2017

Dr. Kris Ravi

President, Kris Ravi Consultancy LLC
Well Integrity: Critical for Safe and Cost Effective Energy Production
Friday
November
3
2017

Dr. Anand Gupta

GM (Production) Ahmedabad Asset, ONGC
Opportunities for Engineers in Production Engineering
Friday
November
3
2017

Ms. Vibhuti Bhargava

Determination of accurate Liquid Level and its operation on CBM Wells
Saturday
November
4
2017

Dr. Sandip Kumar

Advisor, CBM, Shale Oil and Gas, DGH (Under MoPNG)
The Enigma behind Shale Oil and Gas: Potential and Possibilities in Indian Sedimentary Basins
Monday
November
13
2017

Dr. Sanjib Sinha

Prof. and Eminent Neurologist (National Institute of Mental Health & Neuro Science, Bengaluru)
Human Brain and the Truth about Epilepsy
Monday
November
13
2017

Mr. Khamosh Patel

Asst. Executive Engineer(Production) in ONGC
Workover Services and Practices
Tuesday
November
28
2017

Mr. Sujit Mitra

Chief Manager (Reservoir) ONGC
Lecture given to 14 Batch Petroleum Engineering Students
Wednesday
December
6
2017

Mr. K Bhaskar

Chief Manager (Reservoir) ONGC
Lecture given to 14 Batch Petroleum Engineering Students
Tuesday
February
20
2018

Mr. Prem Kumar Chawla

Rtd. Officer, ONGC
Well Logging and Well Log Interpretation
Saturday
February
24
2018

Mr. Jitin Saxena

DGM, GAIL
Fire in HSE, fire detection in alaram system; Safety Audit and Safety Policy & Work Permit
Friday
March
9
2018

Mr. Shital Khot

MD, SNF Flopam India Pvt. Ltd.

Mr. Sandeep Kumar

Manager, Oil & Gas Division

Mr. Jacques Kieffer

International Manager, SNF SAS
Chemical Enhanced Oil Recovery
Wednesday
March
14
2018

Mr. Palash Agarwal

Manager, Mt. Meru Ltd. Tanzania
Midstream: Bridging the Gap Between Upstream and Downstream
Monday
March
19
2018

Dr. Milap Goud, Ph.D

Knnmap Enterprise (Andheri East, Mumbai)
Relevance of Mud Engineering in E &P Operations in general & drilling in particular
Thursday
March
22
2018

Mr. Kumaresen

VP - Operations (Schutz Carbon Electrodes Pvt Ltd)
Petroleum Based Carbon Products
Monday
March
26
2018

Mr. Sultan Alimuddin

Drilling Fluid Engineer, M-I Swaco, Schlumberger
Drilling for Freshers
Friday
May
4
2018

Mr. Sujit Mitra

Chief Manager (Reservoir) ONGC
Enhanced Oil Recovery
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School of Liberal Studies
Thu-Fri
March
30-31
2017

Dr. KS Pradeep kumar

AD HSEG, BARC
Nuclear and Radiology Safety
Thu-Fri
March
30-31
2017

Shri R K Dubey

STO(M) Nucear Training Centre, Kakrapar
Indian Nuclear Power Programme
Thu-Fri
March
30-31
2017

Dr. AK Patra

Head - ESL, Kakrapar
Radiation - A fact of life and environment impact assessment around Kakrapar Gujarat site
Thu-Fri
March
30-31
2017

Dr. MK Jha

Environmental Survey Lab, Kakrapar
DAE - Societal benefits
Saturday
August
26
2017

Mr. Vishnu Pandya, Padmashri

Chairman Gujarat Sahitya Academy
Integral Humanism
Thursday
October
5
2017

Mr. Sandeep Jena

Entrepreneur
Entrepreneurship and Life Cycle Management
Thursday
October
5
2017

Mr. Siddharth Shah

Founder Shalibhadra Broking
Financial wisdom and importance of spending plan
Monday
October
9
2017

Mr. Toby Mammen

Faculty- IBS
Workshop on "R" Software
Wednesday
November
8
2017

Dr. Priyanka Kacker

Asst. Prof. - GFSU
Neuropsychology of violence & crime detection techniques
Monday
November
13
2017

Dr Shamsher Singh

Primary Research in Social Sciences
Monday
November
13
2017

Prof. Rasananda Panda

Postal Doctoral Fellow – IIM-A
Behavioural Economics and applications
Tuesday
November
14
2017

Dr. A Raghurama Raju

Prof. - University of Hyderabad
Indian Philosophy
Thursday
February
8
2018

Prof Adabar

Professor, MICA, Assistant Professor, Central University of Gujarat
Union Budget – 2018-19

 

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School of Petroleum Management
Monday
June
20
2016

Mr. S. B. Dangayach

Managing Director
Sintex Industries Limited

Importance of management in day to day life as well as in industry

Tuesday
June
21
2016

Mr. Rajiv Vastupal

Chairman and Managing Director
Rajiv Petrochemicals Pvt. Ltd.

MBA- The Professional Degrees and Its Nuances

Tuesday
June
21
2016

Mr. Anshu Mishra

Senior Manager
Operations, Future Retail Ltd.

FMCG Retailing

Tuesday
June
21
2016

Ms. Sanju Thakur

Zonal HR Head
Future Retail Limited

FMCG Retailing

Tuesday
June
21
2016

Mr. Gautam Patel

Principal Consultant
Coordinates Consulting

Introduction to Infrastructure Sector

Wednesday
June
22
2016

Dr. Omkar Jani

Principal Scientist
GERMI

Introduction to Power Sector

Thursday
June
23
2016

Mr. Pratosh Saxena

General Manager and Head of Proposal, Engineering
TATA

Present Energy Scenario, Use of modern technologies in Thermal Power Sector, Technology to combat emission from fossil fuel.

Saturday
September
3
2016

Mr. Parth Trivedi

Independent Speaker

Geopolitics and Oil Crisis

Wednesday
October
12
2016

Mr. Lotus Swain

Delivery Manager
TCS, Gandhinagar

IT Consulting

Monday
November
21
2016

Dr. Gopal Sharma

CERA, Ahmedabad

CERA's Journey

Saturday
December
3
2016

Mr. Mohammed Asif Iqbal

Principal Consultant (Manager)
PwC, Kolkata

Building Relationships for Winning Solutions

Wednesday
December
28
2016

Dr. J. M. Vyas

Director General
The Forensic Science University

(Aadharshila Day Lecture) Role of Technology in Detection and Prevention of Crime

Friday
January
6
2017

Mr. Utpal Maru

Chief Commercial Officer
IGS at BP

Gas Pricing

 

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School of Technology
Monday
May
9
2016

Shri V. P. Kapadia

Additional Secretary & Chief Engineer
Narmada, Water resources department

Water resources scenario in India

Friday
May
13
2016

Dr. Harshal Oza

Professor
Ahmedabad University

Recent advances in control biped robots

Thursday
June
16
2016

Dr. Kingsuk Mukhopadhyay

Scientist 'F'
DMSRDE (DRDO), Kanpur

Nano / Micro Sized Organic - Inorganic Materials and Their Applications in Defence

Wednesday
July
13
2016

Mr. S. H. Vora

Regional Manager
L&T

Scope of Civil Engineering

Monday
July
18
2016

Prof. Rajnikant Patel

Project Management Consultant, Director
GTU Graduate School of Smart City

Smart City

Tuesday
July
19
2016

Prof. V. R. Shah

Managing Director
Vinod Shah Consulting Engineer Pvt. Ltd.

Innovation and Creativity

Thursday
August
11
2016

Mr. Sanjay Adhvaryu

President
ISHRAE Ahmedabad Chapter

Heating, Ventilation and Air Conditioning (HVAC) Systems for Pharmaceutical Industries

Friday
August
19
2016

Prof. Santanu Bandyopadhyay

ex-HoD, Energy Science and Engineering Dept.
IIT, Mumbai

Pinch Analysis

Saturday
December
3
2016

Mr. Tushar Joshi

M/s Monkfox
Bangalore

Vehicle Dynamics (Basics)

Friday
January
20
2017

Mr. Sujal Shah

Plant leader
Ingersoll Rand

Lean Transformation & Business

Saturday
January
21
2017

Mr. E. Sureshkumar

Assistant Manager – Business Development
Benchmark Electronic System

Matrox Imaging Library (MIL)

Sunday
January
29
2017

Prof. Pramod Agarwal

Professor, Electrical Engg.
IIT Roorkee

High frequency power factor converters and analog electronics

Thursday
February
16
2017

Mr. Anshuman Tiwari

Head of Process Re-engineering (Offshore)
HSBC

Right to Quality

Friday
February
17
2017

Mr. Sunil Kumar

Senior Project Management Official
L&T Hazira, Surat

Project Management

Saturday
February
18
2017

Prof. Rauf Iqbal

Professor in Ergonomics and Human Factors Engineering
NITIE, Mumbai

Man- Machine System

Friday
March
17
2017

Mr. A. S. William Hazlit

Technical Team lead
SIM Infosystems, Chennai

Use of dynamic simulation software (ProSimulator)

Saturday
March
18
2017

Mr. Ashwin Nirmal

Sr. Chemical Engineer
SIM Infosystems, Chennai

Equipment design of Shell and Tube Heat Exchangers and Centrifugal Pumps

Tuesday
May
30
2017

Mr. Vijay Kumar

Product Manager
IKA Inc.

Advanced Instrumentation

Tuesday
May
30
2017

Dr. Rahul Tripathi

Scientist-B
PERD, Ahmedabad

Principles and Applications of High pressure liquid chromatography

Wednesday
May
31
2017

Dr. Dhaval Madat

Asst. Professor
L. M. college of Pharmacy, Ahmedabad

Introduction to formulation analysis

Wednesday
May
31
2017

Dr. Amita Joshi

Scientist ‘B’
PERD, Ahmedabad

Introduction to GLP and GMP

Friday
June
2
2017

Mr. Karthik Bhat

Product specialist
INKARP, Mumbai

Advanced Flash Chromatography

 

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School of Petroleum Technology
Wednesday
September
21
2016

Shri Rabi Bastia

VP exploration
Lime Petroleum plc

Enhancing Strategies  in Cambay Basin

Wednesday
September
21
2016

Shri Chandrasekhar Deshpande

Geo science manager
Baker Huges

Multi-Stage Hydraulic Fracturing Application in E Hydrocarbon Production

Wednesday
September
21
2016

Shri Anil Kaul

Dy GM Geology
ONGC

Exploration of Mesozoic Play: Present Status

Wednesday
September
21
2016

Shri Shyam Sunder Sharma

Executive director
(operations india projects), Joshi Technologies Int. Inc.

New Zones in Old Discovered and Producing Wells and Hydraulic Fracturing and Matrix Acidization and Solvent Treatment with Case Histories

Wednesday
September
21
2016

Shri D D Sharma

Former explorationist
ONGC

Integrated Exploration & Development Approach for Enhancing Oil and Gas Production from Shallow & Deeper Horizon of Cambay Basin, Involving Drilling and Work

Wednesday
September
21
2016

Mr. Anwar Husen

Director Strategic Business Unit
Tight Gas, Cairn India Ltd

Production Enhancement - Workflow and Process

Wednesday
September
21
2016

Shri Santanu Das

Chief Engineer (Production)
ONGC Ahmedabad

First Horizontal Multistage Fracturing in ONGC - Challenges, Opportunities and Learnings

Wednesday
September
21
2016

Mr. Atul Singh

Technical sales coordinator - well services
Wheatherford

Production Enhancement through Hydraulic Fracturing Technology

Thursday
October
6
2016

Dr. J. N. Singh (IAS)

Chief Secretary
GoG

Current emerging issues & Challenges related to Shale Gas Exploration and Production

Thursday
October
6
2016

Shri Utpal Bora

CMD
OIL

Current emerging issues & Challenges related to Shale Gas Exploration and Production

Thursday
October
6
2016

Shri Arun Kumar

Group GM
ONGC

Current emerging issues & Challenges related to Shale Gas Exploration and Production

Thursday
October
6
2016

Shri Mahendra Pratap

Deputy DG
DGH

Current emerging issues & Challenges related to Shale Gas Exploration and Production

Thursday
October
6
2016

Mr. Ajay Borthakur

GM
OIL

Management & Development of Shale Gas Resources in India

Thursday
October
6
2016

Mr. Himanshu Pant

Lead Fracturing Engineer
Baker Hughes India

Management & Development of Shale Gas Resources in India

Thursday
October
6
2016

Mr. Thomas B. Murphy

Director
Penn State Marcellus Centre

Management & Development of Shale Gas Resources in India

Thursday
October
6
2016

Mr. Manish Maheshwari

CEO
Essar Oil

Policy and Economics Consideration in Shale Gas Projects

Thursday
October
6
2016

Dr. Venkatesh Raman Prasad

Partner
Jyoti Sagar Associates

Policy and Economics Consideration in Shale Gas Projects

Thursday
October
6
2016

Mr. Abhishek Sinha

VP
Transaction Advisory Services, EY

Policy and Economics Consideration in Shale Gas Projects

Tuesday
November
22
2016

Dr. Subhash Shah

Emeritus Professor
University of Oklahoma

Refracturing Technology in Horizontal Wells

 

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School of Liberal Studies
Wednesday
April
6
2016

Mr. Nanda Kumar Srivatsa

Eminent lawyer
International Criminal Court (ICC), Hague, Netherlands

India and the United Nations Security Council: The Past, The Present and The Future’.

Monday
April
11
2016

Dr. N. Rajam

Dean - Faculty of Performing Arts
BHU

India and the United Nations Security Council: The Past, The Present and The Future’.

Thursday
April
14
2016

Mr. Jagat Shah

Founder - Trainer
Global Network Institute

Small and Medium Entreprises

Wednesday
April
20
2016

Dr. Proshanto Kr. Saha

Assistant Professor
Institute of Behavioral Science (Forensic Psychology and Neuropsychology), Gujarat Forensic Sciences University, Gandhinagar

Role of Psychology in Investigation of Criminal Behaviour

Friday
April
22
2016

Dr. CVS Rao

Scientist – SG
Institute of Plasma Research, Gujarat

Nuclear Safety, Security, & Safeguards in India

Friday
April
22
2016

Prof Chaitanymoy Ganguly

Distinguished Professor,
PDPU &
Bhabha Atomic Research Centre, Mumbai

Nuclear Safety, Security, & Safeguards in India

Thursday
July
14
2016

Dr. Rupali Thakur

Sr. Scientific Officer
CBI Chennai

Forensic Psychology in India and Careers

Friday
July
22
2016

Mr. Virendra Rawat

Advisor to GoG
Green School Initiatives

Green Education and Sustainable Development at the Backdrop of 9th Annual Boston Green Fest 2016

Friday
July
22
2016

Prof. Chaitanyamoy Ganguly

Distinguished Professor
PDPU

The growth importance of nuclear energy

Tuesday
July
26
2016

Prof. Rajeev Ahuja

Professor, Physics
Uppsala University Sweden

Computational studies in material science

Monday
August
29
2016

Ms. Lucinda Gibbs

Manager
Global Strategic Marketing, First Solar Inc. USA

Innovation in Solar Energy Solutions For Rural Energy Access

Thursday
September
22
2016

Mr. Rahul Guhathakurta

Founder
Indrastra

Terrorism

Thursday
September
22
2016

Dr. Apurva Shah

New Centre for Psychoanalysis
Santa Monica

Introduction to the Technique of Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy

Sunday
September
25
2016

Prof. Anil Gupta

Professor, Centre for management in Agriculture
IIM Ahmedabad

Creating Communities & Corporations: Can We Learn for Grassroots Innovators?

Thursday
September
29
2016

Mr. Darshit Shah

Founder
Broking Firm

Equity markets and history of stock exchange.

Thursday
September
29
2016

Mr. Jigar Anjaria

Founder
Broking Firm

Real time working of stock markets

Thursday
October
20
2016

Dr. Suhas Doshi, Dr. Himanshu Desai

Director
GIPS

Psychiatry in One hour

Wednesday
October
26
2016

Prof. James S. Fishkin

Janet M Peck Chair in International Communication
Stanford University

Making Deliberative Democracy Successful

Thursday
January
12
2017

Mr. Subramanya

Expert Statictician
IBM SPSS

SPSS Workshop

Mon.-Fri.
January
9-27
2017

Dr. Sara Ross

Asso. Professor, Communication & Media Studies
Sacred Heart Universcity

Mass Communication, Films and Society

Mon.-Fri.
January
9-27
2017

Dr. Sean Heffron

Director of student experience
Sacred Heart Universcity

Business Communication

Wednesday
January
11
2017

Pandit Ronu Majumdar

Indian Flautist
Bansuri Vadak

Bansuri performance

Tuesday
January
31
2017

Dr. Apurva Shah

Antarnad Foundation

Psychoanalytic couch: An introduction to the work of Sudhir Kakar

Thursday
February
9
2017

Dr. Shovana Narayan

Kathak Maestro

Kathak Performace

Wednesday
February
15
2017

Prof. Rasananda Panda

Professor, Microeconomics
MICA

Implications of Union Budget 2017

Wednesday
February
15
2017

Dr. Himani Baxi

Asst. Professor, Economics
Ahmedabad University

Implications of Union Budget 2017

Tuesday
February
21
2017

Prof. Martin Farek

Asso. Prof., HoD Religion
University of Pardubice, Czech

Can we speak about superstition in India

Tuesday
February
28
2017

Ms. Kanan Dhru

Founder
Lawtoons and LawForMe

Being Ethical

 

spm pdpu
School of Petroleum Management
Wednesday
April
1
2015

Mr. Samir Patel

Co-Founder Maprosys
Corporate Expectations

"He is an MBA, from Indiana University, USA, a successful business entrepreneur and a creative visionary with expertise ranging from corporate operations to sales & advertising as well as manufacturing spread over more than two decades."

Saturday
July
25
2015

Mr. Naresh Behl

VP, Operations /Projects , Xylem Water Solutions India Pvt.Ltd
Business Performance & KPI

"The session took off from the basics of management and the organizational structure in the corporate sector, moving through the various types of Key Performance Indicators (KPIs). Along with the presentation various queries and answers from Mr. Behl made the session even more interactive and fruitful for the future managers and entrepreneurs."

Friday
August
7
2015

Mr. Mehul Parekh

Head, HR, Dresser Rand
Attitude and Positive Thinking

"He discussed regarding the pillars of any business model i.e., Quality, Cost effectiveness, Delivery impact and Reverse integration in Power and Gas Industry. He also talked about how everything around us is changing dynamically, and how important it has become to keep up with this pace; and that employees today need to be competent in various areas, and be agile to survive the change."

Friday
August
14
2015

Mr. S. G. Shyamsundar

M.D. & Co-Head India

Mr. Saurabh Agarawal

Executive Director

Mr. Arpit Agarwal

Associate At Morgan Stanley
Infrastructural Finance

"The speakers started with an insight into how diverse industries are interconnected, and hence the need for proper infrastructure, and multi-faceted role of the employees. Students had an enriching interaction about the unique sector-specific risks related to project financing, risk assessment and refinancing cashouts, and importance of assessment of management team or manpower before finalising the contracts."

Friday
September
25
2015

Dr. R. A. Mashelkar

Padma vibhushan
Reinventing India as Innovation Nation

"On this occasion, MoU on ‘Collaborative Research’ was signed between PDPU and NCL (National Chemical Laboratory, Pune) and to memorialize the birth anniversary of Pandit Deendayal Upadhyaya, Dr. R. A. Mashelkar, FRS, Padma Vibhushan delivered a speech on “Reinventing India as an Innovation Nation.”
He talked about the visible shift at global level from individual contributions to public funded innovations over the past century, and particularly the changing face of STI (Science, Technology and Innovation) in India. He mentioned that ‘Innovation’ is the key to Accelerated Inclusive Growth and Competitiveness."

Saturday
October
17
2015

Mr. Ganesh Ramamurthy

Head – Audit (Refining & Marketing) Reliance Industries Limited
Energy & Risk Management

"He conveyed their belief that ‘Risk can only be transferred, not eliminated.’ They talked about COSO ERM Framework, and mentioned about how important it is to identify and handle the risks, as first two lines of defense, and using audit as the third line of defense. Students also got to know about various verticals of Risk Mitigation and ways of reacting to risks, especially in accordance to the maturity level of the business."

Monday
October
26
2015

Prof. Vijay Modi

Professor of Mechanical Engineering; Director, Infrastructure Programs, Millennium Villages Project, Columbia University
Innovation In Energy And Irrigation For The Poor

"Prof Modi has been professor at Columbia University since 1986 and has previously led the UN Millennium Project effort on the role of energy and energy services in reaching the Millennium Development Goals.
During the session, Prof. Modi threw light upon the sub African irrigation projects he has been working on, and how in African nations technology-integrated development transformed the ways the electricity is delivered to the lives of the people who did not have access to the very basic energy requirements."

Saturday
November
17
2015

Mr. Ashish Kundra, IAS

Administrator - Daman, Diu & Dadra and Nagar Haveli
Governance: Issues and Challenges - A Union Territory Perspective

"The session gave quintessential insights on what all administrative, functional and managerial challenges they face while developing these union territories as tourist spots."

 

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School of Technology
Electrical Department
Sunday
March
31
2015

Mr. D. N. Dholakia

Retd Chief Engineer - GSECL
Automation in Power Plants and Electrical Industry

"He shared the new techniques which are currently used in Power plant controlling and operation.
Students got the idea about the operation and control of power plants through practical sessions."

Saturday
April
11
2015

Mr. V. G. Patel

Erection, commissioning and Testing of Transformer

"This lecture included everything from basic transformer operation concept to commissioning and testing of transformers. It covered almost every aspect related to transformer theoretically and practically. The presentation explained the whole transformer syllabus to the students. It was an interactive session for students."

Sunday
April
12
2015

Mr. Jayendra Vyas

Electrotherm India Ltd.
Basics of Power Systems

"He is training head at Electrotherm India. He related simple power system topics with day to day life. He made this lecture much more interacting with relating simple basic things with real world examples."

Friday
January
29
2016

Prof. Pramod Agarwal

Professor, IIT Roorkee
Power Electronics: Phase controlled converters and Inverters.

"He has 20 years of teaching experience. His interest areas are Electrical Machines, Power Electronics, Microprocessors, Microcomputers Controlled Electric Drives. The motive of the expert talk was to help the students have stronger fundamentals in the field of power electronics."


Mechanical Department

Friday
July
3
2015

Mr. Ketan Dhruv

Bosch-Rexroth
Lean Manufacturing

"He explained about the organizational structures, the various departments and their functions at Bosch-Rexroth. He also gave a glimpse of the structure that is established at their facility located at Sanand. Talking about the Lean manufacturing, the speaker believed that it plays the role of an alchemist in the industry. He explained, the structure of Lean can vary according to the type of industry. It is also dependent on the requirement of the time. The soul of Lean Manufacturing lies in reduction of the non-value adding activities in the operations for producing a good or providing a service."

Wednesday
August
19
2015

Mr. Sorabh Singhal

Head of Production Department, Gujarat Borosil Ltd, Bharuch
Low Iron Solar Glass

"He thoroughly introduced glass starting with its application, Manufacturing processes, Various compositions, challenges in manufacturing etc. He also told about various properties of glass, such as Transmittance, Refractive Index, viscosity etc. He briefed on manufacturing process of glass starting with raw material, preprocessing, melting, forming, annealing, cutting, post processing, and tempering."

Wednesday
October
7
2015

Mr. Ankur Tiwari

Senior Engineer R&D department, ABB India Ltd, Vadodara

Mr. Jigar Tank

Engineer R&D department, ABB India Ltd, Vadodara
CAD as a platform at ABB-Transformers

"He gave a glimpse of actual research work done by their company. Moving ahead he started introducing Transformers, its working principle, various parts, their applications etc. He brilliantly explained the role of mechanical engineers in designing, manufacturing and maintenance of transformers."

Friday
October
16
2015

Mr. Ajith Kumar

General Manager of Metacan Manufacturing Pvt. Ltd.
Production of Aerosol Cans at Ball Corporation

"He gave the overview of the intricacies involved in the manufacturing of the aerosol cans at Ball Corp."

Monday
March
28
2016

Mr. Sunil Bhatia

Design Consultant in HVAC
Heat Load Calculation

"With 15 years of experience in diversified fields, he has spent almost a decade in HVAC industry. His critical skill set includes Channel Management, Understanding Customers’ Requirements, Providing Bespoke Solutions, Estimations, Designing HVAC System, On Site Assistance related to Techno Commercial aspects, etc. He presented the practical approach to calculating the heat load required for HVAC application in commercial buildings."

Wednesday
April
27
2016

Dr. Jalpesan Krishnan

L&T Welding Chair Professor, MSU, Baroda
Electron Beam Welding

"Dr. Krishnan is L&T Welding Chair Professor at MSU, Baroda. He teaches and guides projects in welding technology and also gives consultancy to L&T companies at Hazira, Ranoli and Powai on welding related issues. He gave an insight into EBW process and the scope of developmental work in this field to the 3rd year mechanical engg students."


Industrial Department

Sunday
July
26
2015

Mr. Jayesh Vishnu swami

Quality Manager, RPG Cables, Vadodara
Quality Management Systems

"He distributed students into various teams to understand the buyer’s market and the desired features of a product including quality processes, setting targets and costumer’s requirements were also discussed."

Saturday
August
8
2015

Mr. Kaushal Mehta

Quality & Six sigma Department, Reliance
Continual improvements Technique II

"Mr. Mehta started the lecture with history on Quality as well as the quality mantras of famous gurus were presented. He gave a brief understanding of TQM PDCA, DMAIC Pareto, and FMEA from conceptual level."

Sunday
August
9
2015

Dr. Abhisekh Dixit

Quality Manager, FORD INDIA
Six Sigma

"The session was all about the fundamentals of Six Sigma: History, Six Sigma definition, Tools used in define phase, measure phase, quality Phase. Quality and quality control was also discussed."

Sunday
August
23
2015

Mr. Shrikant Mehta

Operations Excellence Manager, ABB, Vadodara
Lean Manufacturing

"Mr. Mehta defined different practices under Lean and different types of Improvements. A small group activity was arranged to understand the construction of Spaghetti diagrams. Each group had to trace the trajectory of a typical student’ day in his campus. Different tools of Lean were discussed. More stress was given on Gemba Kaizen systems."


Civil Department

Friday
August
14
2015

Prof. Saswat Bandopadhyay

Professor, Faculty of Planning, CEPT
Smart Cities

"Prof Saswat Bandopadhyay delivered about “Understanding the Smart Cities"

Friday
August
14
2015

Prof. Sejal Patel

Assoc. Prof, Faculty of Planning, CEPT
Smart Cities

"Prof. Sejal Patel delivered about “Genesis and Development of Smart Cities"

Friday
August
14
2015

Mr. Rajnikant Patel

Chairman, Graduate School of Smart Cities, GTU
Smart Cities

"Prof. Rajnikant Patel spoke about the challenges faced by the smart city projects"re discussed. More stress was given on Gemba Kaizen systems."

Friday
August
14
2015

Mrs. Janki Jetti

Vice President – Gift City
Smart Cities

"Mrs Janki spoke about the case study of GIFT as a smart city"

Friday
September
18
2015

Prof. Goutam Dutta

Professor, Production & Quantitative Methods Area, IIM Ahmedabad.
Critical chain Project Management

"The guest lecture was primarily to demonstrate the applications of one of the latest project management tools like “Critical Chain Project Management” applicable to infrastructure projects. This tool would help in minimization of the construction waste and also help in optimization of the resources."

Friday
November
6
2015

Prof. Ajit Desai

Software Expert & Visiting faculty, CEPT University.
Software Applications of Project Management

"The software applications primarily deal with the two very popular project management softwares like Microsoft project and Primavera. Both the softwares are very effective tools for project controlling and monitoring primarily for infrastructure projects."

Monday
November
16
2015

Mr. Raghvendra Pandey

General Manager - planning and design MEGA
Metro Rail Project

"He briefed about the features and advantages of Ahmedabad Gandhinagar Metro Rail Project. The proposed metro will have majorly elevated structure, ballast-less tracks, air-conditioned coaches, GPS based rail tracking system, train destination indicators & stations with support infrastructure like automated fare collection, parking facilities, etc."

Friday
February
26
2016

Prof. Biswajit Bhattacharjee

Professor, Dept. of Civil Engg, IIT Delhi
Next Generation Concrete

"Key Note speech was delivered by Prof. B. Bhattacharjee. He discussed about the recent advances of concrete technology."

Tue. - Wed.
March
29,30
2016

Mr. Sagar Deshmukh

Technical Director, Lea Associates (P) Ltd, Gandhinagar

Dr. Reddy

Ex-Scientist, CRRI, Delhi

Dr. Srinivas

Asst. Prof, SVNIT
Intelligent Transportation System: Road Safety & Modelling

"Mr. Sagar Deshmukh and Dr. Reddy discussed primarily about the issues in road safety and the ways and means to make our roads safe.
Dr. Srinivas discussed about transport modeling."


Nuclear Department

Monday
August
17
2015

Dr. Chaitanyamoy Ganguly

Department of Atomic Energy
Prospects and challenges of nuclear energy

"Prof. Chaitanyamoy Ganguly is an eminent nuclear metallurgist who is well known in India and abroad for his pioneering R&D contributions in developing uranium, plutonium and thorium based nuclear fuels for thermal and fast reactors. Dr Ganguly received the first Indian Nuclear Society Award from the Hon’ble Prime Minister of India in 2001 and was conferred the “Padmashri” in 2002 by the Hon’ble President of India."

Friday
August
21
2015

Dr. CVS Rao

Scientist, IPR
Radiological and nuclear emergencies response

"Dr CVS Rao, having vast experience with Fusion Neutronics Laboratory, Institute for Plasma Research (IPR) in Bhat-Gandhinagar, Gujarat, discussed the radiological and nuclear emergencies response and preparedness to deal with unforeseen contingencies. He especially spoke about his experience in the Fusion Neutronics Lab of the IPR. Recounting the establishment of DAE Emergency Response Centre (ERC) in IPR, he told the organisation follows a stringent response strategy with SOP (Standard Operating Procedures) with regular conferences and inspections among 32 DAE-ERCs."

Wed. - Fri.
February
10-12
2016

Dr. Crag Marianno

Nuclear Security Science and Policy Institute (NSSPI)

Dr. Sunil Chirayath

Nuclear Security Science and Policy Institute (NSSPI)

Ms. Priya sethi

Nuclear Security Science and Policy Institute (NSSPI)
Nuclear Security workshop

"The goal of the workshop was to enhance awareness among the students and faculty members about the imperatives of nuclear security best practices and building a vibrant nuclear security culture."


Solar Department

Tuesday
February
2
2016

Dr. Felix Schubert

Aescusoft, Frieburg, Germany
Precise Measurement Techniques for Photovoltaic Solar Cells

"PDPU has signed an MoU with the prestigious institute, Institute of Solar Energy Systems (ISE), Farunhofer, Freiburg, Germany for cooperation on developing product line research facility at the SRDC/DSE"

Thu. - Fri.
February
11-26
2016

Dr. Micahel Neumann Spallart

CNRS Paris France
Functional Ink-Jet Printed Materials: Application Examples

"Prof. Dr. Michael Neumann Spallart had spent two weeks as visiting Scientist in the Dept. of Solar Energy from CNRS, France visited 500 MW Solar Park, Charanka, Gujarat on February 17, 2016."

Sunday
April
3
2016

Prof. Maheshwar Sharon

Director, Nano-Biotechnology Center, Solapur

Dr. Madhuri Sharon

Director, Nano-Biotechnology Center, Solapur
Application of Carbon Nanodots in Bio-technology

"Prof. Maheshwar Sharon, Retired Professor of Chemistry from IIT Bombay and Professor Emeritus CSIR & UGC, is currently heading a Nanotechnology Center as an Adjunct Professor at Birla College, Kalyan, Maharashtra, India." "Dr. Madhuri Sharon is Research Director at Walchand Centre for Research in Nanotechnology & Bionanotechnology, Solapur."


Chemical Department.

Friday
August
7
2015

Dr. Arvind P. Kuchadker

Professor Emeritus, IIT Bombay.
Need of sustainable energy

"He has served as an advisor to various organizations ranging from Reliance Industries Ltd. to Indian Merchants' Chamber. Dr. Kuchadker played a key role in establishing PDPU and was the founding Director General. He conducted an interactive session on the need of sustainable energy and the need to preserve mother earth."

Friday
August
7
2015

Prof. K.S. Gandhi

Dept of Chemical Engg, Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore
Reaction Injection Moulding

"Prof. Gandhi obtained his MS degree from the Ohio State University in 1965, and PhD in chemical engineering from the University of California, Berkeley in 1971. Gandhi's research interests are broadly in the areas of Transport phenomena in multi-phase systems, sono-chemical reaction engineering, polymer reaction engineering and polymer processing. He enlightened the students about the various applications of poly urethanes."

Friday
August
7
2015

Dr. S.S. Bandhopadhyay

Professor, Cryogenics Centre, IIT Kharagpur
Clean Coal technology

"He was a member of several advisory committees and boards including ISRO, UPSC, etc. He is a renowned name in the field of CO2 sequestration Research. Dr. Bandyopadhyay delivered a detailed lecture on various clean coal technologies. Clean coal technology (CCT) encompasses a number of process/technology options to ensure use of coal with reduced or no environmentally harmful emissions from large stationary sources that are primarily responsible for global warming."

Friday
August
21
2015

Mr. Jayanta K. Bagchi

Head-Projects, Jacobs Engineering Baroda
Design Engineering and Project Management of Oil and Gas Project

"He has an experience of 36 years in industries relating to oil and gas, chemicals and refineries in India and abroad. His talk was focused on project planning. Students were guided on the various stages involved in project execution. The lecture was followed by a short campus visit."

Friday
September
4
2015

Mr. Nilesh Mangukia

Head- HSD/ENS, Linde Engineering
Air Separation Unit

"ASU is considered as one of the imperatives units of most of the chemical engineering plants. Mr. Mangukia explained the process to the students with the help of process flow diagrams. He is currently working on the designing and installing world’s biggest ASU for Reliance Industries Ltd, Jamnagar. "

Monday
September
7
2015

Mr. K. R. Shekhar

MD, Bayer Cropscience, Vapi
Effective leadership qualities

"Mr. Shekar is a recognized management professional having vast experience in the field of procurement & Supply chain Management for almost three decades. He has worked in leading multinationals like Goodyear Tires, Whirlpool and Bayer. During his talk he described the importance of leadership in life. He emphasized on the fact that hard work is the only route to success by quoting examples of great personalities."

 

spt pdpu
School of Petroleum Technology
Friday
July
31
2015

Mr. Rajan Desai

International Coordinator, HTRI, India
Heat Exchanger Designing through HTRI

"(HTRI) is a unique industrial research and development consortium, founded in 1962 and stationed at Texas, USA, which serves the thermal process engineering needs of nearly 1,500 Member Companies world-wide.
Mr. Desai provided detailed information about features of HTRI and its use in the process industry. He explained how the software helped in understanding heat exchangers, heat transfer and other thermal process."

Monday
August
31
2015

Dr. Anil Ambastha

Reservoir simulation unit lead at Chevron Nigeria
Uncertainty assessment using reservoir simulation models

"Anil Ambastha has 27 years of experience in various facets of oil and gas reservoir engineering, including applied reservoir simulation, pressure transient analysis, water flooding, and thermal recovery, since his Ph.D. in petroleum engineering from Stanford University. He discussed steps involved in any uncertainty assessment including selection of uncertain parameters and their ranges, practical experimental design methods, appropriate response or tracking functions (or variables), and data analysis techniques."

Saturday
September
19
2015

Mr. Ashok Kakadia

Sr. General Manager, Gasification, Reliance Technology Group
Piping and Instrumentation Diagram/drawing (P&ID)

"The main aim of this session was to give basic knowledge about Piping and Instrumentation diagram / drawing (P&ID) which shows the piping of the process flow together with the installed equipment and instrumentation."

Wednesday
October
7
2015

Mr. Deepak Chaudary

Driller, Iraq Project, Schlumberger IWCF Scotland Certified Driller
Career in drilling

"Mr. Deepak initiated the discussion with his path of becoming a driller. He also talked about various qualifications required to be a driller, the institutes providing courses related to drilling and also one's growth in this domain with work experience."

Wednesday
November
4
2015

Prof. Subhash Shah, Ph.D., P.E.

Stephenson Chair Professor, Mewbourne School of Petroleum & Geological Engineering, University of Oklahoma
Hydraulic fracturing: controversy, myths, facts and impact on environment

"Prof. Shah recently retired from OU after serving 22 years as Stephenson Chair Professor and also as the Director of OU’s Well Construction Technology Center. He also highlighted about the controversies created by drilling companies by not disclosing the exact composition of the fracturing fluid, discussed about the various Issues related to radioactivity of the waste water and various methods undertaken by companies for reducing the impact of waste water on environment and health.
Prof. Shah delivered a two day lecture series on "Drilling and Completion" and "Shale gas development". He explained the different type of completions, directional well planning and new technologies associated."

Monday
November
23
2015

Dr. Rangaswamy Ramesh

Outstanding Scientist, Physical Research Lab (PRL), Ahmedabad
Climate Change-The Indian Perspective

"His interest areas are Physics and Earth Sciences, specifically Oceanography and Climate. Currently working as an Outstanding Scientist at PRL, Ahmedabad; have guided 15 students for Ph.D. and currently guiding 4 more."

Wednesday
November
25
2015

Mr. Mark Salkeld

CEO of Petroleum Services Association, Canada
HR Practices in Oil and Gas Industries

"He is President and CEO, Petroleum Services and Association of Canada (PSAC). He provided a deep insight about the Human resources in Canada and their engagement with the petroleum industry in the country. He talked in quite detail about, how companies are finding success, by application of new approaches, to manage the talent."

Thursday
January
28
2016

Dr. B. Mohanty

Member (BM), PNGRB
City Gas Distribution – Regulatory Challenges & Issues

"The lecture provided a deep insight on the present day regulation that is undertaken by both the government and PNGRB. He has also provided the students with some thoughts like ‘thinking of any process makes the man more successful’."

Friday
February
5
2016

Dr. Joe Dellinger

British Petroleum, Houston, Texas, USA
Effective leadership qualitiesSeismic Data and Forensic Data Processing

"He has specialized in Anisotropy, multicomponent algorithms and processing, and most recently “looking for useful information in data that would normally be ignored” i.e. “Forensic Data Processing”. The lecture was mainly focused on the information that is normally ignored from the Seismic Data. There was a discussion on the seismic reflections and how to analyze them through the use of different arrays."

Wednesday
February
24
2016

Mr. Suresh Kumar

Principal - Oil and Gas Consulting, Pro Growth Consulting private limited
Oil and Gas Industries: Facts, Impact and Opportunities

"Brief points covered by Mr. Suresh Kumar were Oil and Gas resource classification, Reserves - Uncertainty, Ultimate Economic Recovery & Cash Flow, US Shale oil resilience, and the opportunities in the present oil and gas scenario."

 

sls pdpu
School of Liberal Studies
Friday
July
17
2015

Mr. Kamlesh Udasi

Independent Documentary Film-maker, Zigzag Studios
TV and Journalism Production

"Students learnt about different camera angles, shot sizes, various types of cuts, transitions, directorial aspects of a film, role of a cameraman, other crew members and he also showed a lot of exemplary videos showing how the whole shot is first filmed then edited and then put it into the sequence of a storyboard."

Wednesday
July
22
2015

Ms Sarika

Radio Professional, MyFM
Radio

"She helped the students in knowing the Radio industry up close by showing the ropes. She began by explaining how media caters to the senses and how radio, in its own way is unique and powerful as it caters to our auditory senses and is one of the oldest tools of mass communication. She then went on to explain the evolution of radio, from the time when it was used as a medium of communication during the World War, to the present time when it is just a medium of entertainment."

Thursday
August
13
2015

Mr. Shivendra Shrivastav

Marketing Expert, Wild Dreams Media & Communications
Social Media

"He had a crucial role in the prime ministerial campaign in handling the social media department of the campaign. He and his team were responsible for each and every minute decision making of what will go onto the Internet to make the most out of it. He shared all his good as well as bad experiences during this campaign specifically and also how he managed to penetrate the business of media and communication."

Monday
September
28
2015

Mr. Balraj Malik

Peace Studies Expert

Mr. Jagat Shah

Peace Studies Expert

Dr. Surendra Pathak

Peace Studies Expert

Mr. Yogesh Upadhayay

Peace Studies Expert
Harmony and Conflict Management

"Shared their views upon the subject, urging the students to introspect the microcosm within the macrocosm and encouraged to appreciate the harmonious co-existence of dualities in nature. The thirst for success and the desire to outdo our counterparts has triggered the rat race which we all have fallen a prey to. Our fragmented society is in a dire need of a healing hand and resolution of difficulties which plague the society."

Saturday
October
10
2015

Dr. G. D. Bakshi

Retd. Major General, Indian Army
Brain Fingerprinting Technology and Current Challenges in National Security & Law enforcement

"Major General (Dr.) GD Bakshi, Combat veteran, former Professor at the National Defense College, Editor-in-Chief of the Defense and Security Alert Magazine, and author initiated the session. He spoke about “Security Challenges in India” focusing specially on internal security. The major challenge would be unemployment."

Mon. & Wed.
October
26 & 28
2015

Ms. Sharon Writer

Psychologist
Psychological Testing

"The key focus areas of the workshop were Demonstration and practice session on various experiments related to learning, Memory and Perception. Students were given hands on training on psychological experiments and test like - Mirror Tracing, Letter Digit Substitution, Maze Learning, Whole vs. Part method of learning, Color Preference to name a few."

Mon. - Sat.
January
4 - 16
2016

Dr. Andrew Miller

Asso Prof. Sacred Heart Uni.
Film Studies

"He has an extensive field experience in the field of communications. The matter of discussion in class revolved mainly around getting basic understanding of film appreciation and production, covering various aspects like Cinematography, editing, lighting, sound, music etc. Apart from theory, he emphasised on practical exercises, specially in camera work."

Thursday
January
28
2016

Dr. Rupendra Paliwal

VP strategic planning, SHU
Basics of Financial Management

"The lecture provided a deep insight on the present day regulation that is undertaken by both the government and PNGRB. He has also provided the students with some thoughts like ‘thinking of any process makes the man more successful’."

Sat. - Sat.
January
9 - 16
2016

Dr. Dana Shiller

Assoc Prof and Chair, Dept of English, W&J College
World war I Literature

"The topics that she dealt with included Introduction to the Great War. She also touched upon Shell Shock and other Trauma. Her lecture on women writers look at the War with special reference to Verra Brittain from Testament of Youth (1933). During her visit she experienced the life in Gujarat and also visited many places."

Thursday
January
21
2016

Dr. Thomas Brod & Dr. Nimrat Singh

Prof. of Psychiatry at UCLA Councellor
Intensive Short Term Psychotherapy

"They talked about an overview of this therapy as a unique form of psychodynamic treatment that facilitates the rapid resolution of a broad spectrum of emotional disorders. Prof. Brod talked about IS-TDP & IS-TSP as an effective as well as efficient psychodynamic treatment. Dr. Nimrat talked about start and scope of IS-TDP in India. She has played a pioneering role in formalizing the field of counselling career guidance in Ahmedabad."

Wednesday
March
16
2016

Mr. Nadim Jafri

Entrepreneur
Advertisement and Marketing aspects of Mass Communication.

"Mr. Nadim Jafri is an Entrepreneur whose success stories are researched upon even by IIM students. He is known for taking risks and finds them the only way to be successful in an entrepreneurial journey."

Wednesday
March
16
2016

Mr. Venkatesh Iyer

Media Expert
Advertisement and Marketing aspects of Mass Communication.

"Mr. Iyer talked about the aspect of marketing management with a special focus on print media houses and their marketing strategies. He backed his perspective with cases and real life experiences he has had during his career in the print industry."

Monday
March
28
2016

Dr. Ami Divatia

Academician
Statistical Product and Service Solutions (SPSS)

"She is in the field of academics since 20 long years. Presently, as a visiting faculty for the subjects – Research Methods and Quantitative Techniques at various institutes. The session began with an overview of research, its methodologies, quantitative techniques, and a brief about SPSS and its application in quantification of research. It was followed by a practical and hence an illustrious lesson on statistical treatment of collected data, in SPSS."