The event was attended by Arvind Dhumal, President, Laghu Udyog Bharti (Punjab), Dr. Manoj Kumar, Principal, DAVIET, Harish Gupta, President, Laghu Udyog Bharti (Jalandhar), S.P. Singh, Regional Director, NPC, Chandigarh and renowned industrialists of Jalandhar and nearby.
The keynote speakers of this workshop were Dr. Rupinder Singh, Professor, Mechanical Engineering Department, NITTTR, Chandigarh, Rajesh Solanki, Empaneled Consultant, NPC India and Ankur Dhir, Empaneled Consultant, NPC, India.
Dr. Gaurav Dhuria, Head of Mechanical Engineering Department welcomed the guests and speakers on the workshop and apprised about the relevance of the workshop. He said that the workshop shall focus on the three key areas and will provide an ample opportunity for the industry and academia to come on a common platform to move together for the development of the two sectors.
Principal, Dr. Manoj Kumar, DAVIET gave a warm welcome to all. In his address, he expressed the idea that students should move for internships in the industries on live projects during their summer vacation and even suggested that they are treated like employees over there so that they can be trained according to the industry requirements. He also talked about bridging the gap between industry and academia.
Arvind Dhumal, President Laghu Udyog Bharti used couplets to emphasize the importance and role of micro and small enterprises in the growth of a country. He compared the growth of countries with large scale industries to the countries with small scale ones.
Harish Gupta discussed the concept of setting up casting clinics in the institutes.
The first session started with the address of Dr. Rupinder Singh. He expressed his views on ‘waste minimization through additive manufacturing’. He said that 3D printing and RPT are prevalent in the industry and the same can be tapped to even make components out of waste. He cited several case studies wherein utilization of waste such as eggshells and plastic waste has the potential for making some biological components such as teeth and mold for hip joint respectively.
In the Second session, Rajesh Solanki spoke on Lean Manufacturing. He put light on concepts like 5S, Kanban and 3M. He suggested that how non-value added time can be reduced from value-added activities. He also talked about inventory reduction and Japanese concepts like JIT and KAIZEN.
The third session started with the address of Ankur Dhir and S.P. Singh. They expressed their views on Industry 4.0. Ankur Dhir discussed various stages of the industrial revolution. According to him, India cannot afford to miss the industry 4.0 revolution. Skill-sets are needed by modern technocrats. He explained concepts like bio-sensors, cyber-physical systems, artificial intelligence, big data and deep learning.
The workshop was attended by industrialists of the city including Sh. Avinash Parmar, Harvinder Singh Nagi, Vishal Dada, Ravi Gupta, VivekRathour, Prem Nath Bhalla, Manohar Dhawan, S.P. Sharma, Uttam Chadha, Anuj Kapur, Gagan Choudhary, Vipin Dhir, Sunil Aggarwal, Ishan Thakur, Balraj Seth and Anupam Khanna.
Faculty members of the department and students of the Mechanical Engineering Department of the institute also attended the one-day event.