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ACHIEVEMENTS

The Department of Mechanical Engineering Education of NITTTR Bhopal provides quality need‐based training in content updating and emerging areas of Mechanical engineering through short term and long term programmes. The department also provides teacher training and skill development programmes related to innovative instructional resources, design of innovative lab experiences, student evaluation, Accreditation, MOOC’s etc. in the area of Mechanical engineering and allied disciplines. The department also helps technical education institutions in developing new curriculum in the areas of Mechanical engineering for undergraduate and diploma programs. Department also assists the client institutions in various curricular events, recruitment, modernization and removal of obsolescence of physical resources. Research works and sponsored projects have also been undertaken by the department faculty members and published research papers and patents. The details are provided in the following sections.

9.1 TRAINING - NATIONAL
  • Short term training Programmes conducted is based on training need analysis, demands of various states and as per the curricular needs of various DTEs/ BTEs/ Universities. Hence, the Programmes offered match with the needs of the clientele system.
  • DMEE faculty conducted 148 core domain knowledge programmes as well as Induction training & other programmes of one to two weeks duration from April 2014 to March. 2020. These programme participants were trained by DME faculty along with other faculty of the institute. The summary of training programs conducted and number of trainees trained by DMEE for the past seven years is summarized in Table 4 and Fig 1 & 2:

  • Sl.No Broad areas of the Short term training programmes No. of programmes year wise
    2014-15 2015-16 2016-17 2017-18 2018-19 2019-20 Total
    1 Teaching Skill development programmes 6 5 3 5 11 12 42
    2 Workshop / Lab related programs 4 4 2 3 2 3 18
    3 OBE, Assessment, Curriculum and Accreditation related programs and workshops 4 0 8 0 9 13 34
    4 Content based Programs for Teachers of Mechanical and allied disciplines 15 9 2 10 11 7 54
    Total 148



9.2 TRAINING- INTERNATIONAL
  • 21 academicians / managers / senior officers from 18 countries have participated in “Effective Strategies for Resource Management of Educational Institutes“ from 3rd to 14th February 2020 under ITEC scheme of Min. of External Affairs.
  • Conducted training programme on "Use of Design Software in Mechanical Engineering " from 6th to 17th January 2014
  • Conducted training programme on "Use of Design Software in Mechanical Engineering " from 8th to 19th December 2014
  • Organized training programme on "Advanced Diploma Programme in Technical Education" for participants from Ethiopia.
  • Organized "Induction Training Programme" for Technical Teachers of Nepal.
  • Conducted Occupational Skills upgrading Training Programme on "Advanced Design Tools and Die Making" for Technical Teachers of Nepal.
  • Organized TOT programme for Teachers of Bangla Desh and Somalia

Glimpses of International Training Programme


Inaugural Function


Industrial Visit


Valedictory Function


Industrial Visit


9.3 LONG TERM PROGRAMMES

The department has offered a postgraduate program ME in 'Advanced Production Systems' since 2012 with following details:

  • Students admitted (From 2012): 130
  • M.E degree awarded: 100
  • Main placement venues: SAIL, BSP,CSIR,ITIs etc.
  • Main Higher studies venues: Joined IIT, IISc, IIITs for PhD Programmes.
9.4 CURRICULA DEVELOPED

For Education Institutions

Till date department faculty has developed more than 8 competency based and outcome based curricula for different programs at Diploma and Post Diploma levels. The salient features and innovations of these developed curricula are summarised below:

  1. (i) Design and development of curriculum of Diploma programme in Mechanical for Board of Technical Education Goa.
  2. (ii) Design and development of curricula for following Diploma programmes under Gujarat Technological University.
    • Mechanical Engineering (30 Courses)
    • Automobile Engineering (30 Courses)
    • Mechatronics (30 Courses)
    • Mining Engineering (30 Courses)
    • Fabrication Engineering (30 Courses)
    • Metallurgy Engineering (30 Courses)
  3. (iii) Design and development of outcome based curricula for following Diploma programmes under MSBTE CRP Project for Maharashtra State Board of Technical Education.
    • Mechanical Engineering (30 Courses)
    • Automobile Engineering (30 Courses)
    • Mechatronics (30 Courses)
    • Mining Engineering (30 Courses)
    • Fabrication Engineering (30 Courses)
    • Metallurgy Engineering (30 Courses)
  4. (iv) Design and development of outcome based curricula for following Diploma programmes under CSVTU Project for Chhattisgarh Swami Vivekananda Technical University
    • Mechanical Engineering (24 Courses)
    • Mining Engineering (23 Courses)
    • Metallurgy Engineering (23 Courses)

For Industry And Field Agencies

  1. (v) Curriculum document for "Competency Based Supervisory Training Programme for Tata Motor's Supervisors of Dealers"
  2. (vi) Post diploma in CAD-CAM Board of Technical Education Madhya Pradesh
  3. (vii) Post diploma in Manufacturing Engineering Board of Technical Education Madhya Pradesh
  4. (viii) Post diploma in Foundry Technology Board of Technical Education Madhya Pradesh
  5. (ix) Advance diploma in Computer Aided Design & Manufacturing for IGNOU
  6. (x) Curriculum for Skill development of Building material sector of NSDC on Purchase Management in Steel Industries
  7. (xi) Curriculum for furniture and finishing under Skill development programme of NSDC.
  8. (xii) Curriculum document for ITC Enabled Learning Project in the area of Computer Aided Design for Training Programme / Course on Basic & Advance AutoCAD
  9. (xiii) Maintenance and operation of Mechanical equipment of Ambuja Cement for technical staff development.
9.5 PEDAGOGY RESEARCH CONTRIBUTIONS
  • Two Ph.D. scholars (In Technical Education) and Five Ph.D scholars (In Mechanical Engineering) are pursuing PhD under the faculty members of the department.
  • Two Ph.D. scholars (In Technical Education) and Five Ph.D scholars (In Mechanical Engineering) are pursuing PhD under the faculty members of the department.
9.6 LEARNING RESOURCE DEVELOPMENT (PRINT AND NON PRINT)

Department faculties have developed following LRs to cater the requirements of teacher training covering technological and pedagogical aspects-

  1. a) Authored Books-03 (Published and 03 in progress)
    • Automobile Technology (TMH)
    • Engineering Drawing (Achieved award from AICTE in the year 2006-07 under the scheme of Technical book writing in Hindi)
    • Production Engineering Drawing (Achieved award from AICTE in the year 2010 under the scheme of Technical book writing in Hindi)
    • Concepts in Thermal Physics
    • Engineering Drawing & AutoCAD in Hindi
    • Material Selection – An Expert System Approach
    • and books on following topics are in progress,

    • Advanced Welding Technologies
    • Manufacturing Technology (book proposal has already submitted to Pearsons Publisher)
    • FEM
    • Engineering Drawing & AutoCAD in Hindi.
    • Analysis of the muscular activity pattern of recurring physical action
  2. b) Developed Module lessons for AICTE-NITTT- 05 Nos
  3. c) Developed E-Content for SWAYAM MOOC programs – 05 Nos.
  4. d) Developed Videos for MOOC program on Accreditation of engineering PG programs and UG Programs –12 Nos.
  5. e) Innovative Mechanical Engineering courses OBE laboratory manual have been evolved for MSBTE-15
  6. f) Developed Modules on CAD using CATIA, Pro-E for teacher Training- 15 Nos
  7. g) Developed Educational Videos on Principal Stresses (Mechanics of Materials) - 02 Nos.
  8. h) Developed Exercise Books for teachers training on AutoCAD, CATIA, ANSYS software-05 Nos
  9. i) Developed Power Point Presentations on different Pedagogy and Technology topics – 50 Nos.
  10. j) Developed visual workshop manuals (For Turning and Milling) - 2 Nos.
  11. k) Developed Lab Manual related to Mechanical Engineering Courses such as Metrology, Tool Design - 3 Nos.
  12. l) Developed Videos for CNC Technology –6 Nos.
  13. m) Developed Videos for Workshop Technology –8 Nos.
  14. n) Developed Videos for Welding Technology –4 Nos.
  15. o) Developed CBTs on Heavy Earth Moving Equipment, Lubrication Methods, Mining Equipment –3 Nos.
9.7 RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT ACTIVITIES UNDERTAKEN (PUBLICATIONS, PATENTS, SPONSORED PROJECTS, PRODUCT DEVELOPMENT)
  • PhD guidance: 05 awarded and 08 pursuing (Annexure-I)
  • ME thesis guidance: 100 awarded and 06 pursuing (Annexure-II)
  • Research Paper publication: Department faculties have published 135 research papers in the area of technical education and Mechanical engineering in last ten years as shown in Fig. (Annexure-III)
  • Departmental faculty also worked as research paper reviewer of national and international conferences.
  • Patents
  • Faculty members are striving hard to innovate new products in the Mechanical engineering and converting them into patents. The details of the output is summarized below-

  • 1. Published: ‘Chaise Longue cum Baggage Carrier’ (Application No.: 448/MUM/2015A, date of filing of Application: 25.02.14, Publishing date: 23.10.15, The patent Office Journal 43/2015, 58374 pp.)
  • 2. Published: ‘Multifunctional Railway Track Scavenging Vehicle’ (Application No.: 649/MUM/2015A, Date of filing of Application: 11.02.15, Publishing date: 28.08.15, The patent Office Journal 35/2015, 50334 pp.)
  • 3. Published: ‘Telescopic Fruit or Flower Picking Device’ (Application number: 201721022780, Date of filing of Application: 29.06.17, Publishing date: 11.08.17, The patent Office Journal 32/2017, 26369 pp.)
  • 4. Published: ‘Automated Multifunctional Public Ration Distribution Machine’ (Application number: 201721011747, Date of filing of Application: 29.06.17, Publishing date: 01.02.2019, The patent Office Journal 05/2019, 4886 pp.)
  • 5. Filed: A System having a Road and Rail Track Garbage and Slurry Cleaning Van (Application number: 202021047603, Date of filing of Application: 31.10.2020)
  • Sponsored Projects
  • Recently department has completed following DST funded project-

    Name of Project: Development of a Multi-Functional Railway Track Scavenging Vehicle

    Funding Department: Department of Science and Technology, Ministry of Science and Technology, Government of India,

    Scheme: Technology Systems Development Programme (TSDP)

    Reference Number: DST/TSG/AMT/2015/369/G

    Amount funded: 51,51,600/- (INR)

    Duration of Project: 2 Years (Dec. 2017-Dec. 2019)

    Status: Completed 07.12.2019


    Road cum Rail Garbage and Slurry Cleaning Vehicle


    Road cum Rail Garbage and Slurry Cleaning Model

9.8 CONSULTANCY PROJECTS FOR ACADEMIA/INDUSTRIES/FIELD AGENCIES

The department of Mechanical Engineering Education has completed many consultancy projects for Academia, Industries and Field Agencies. The details of projects completed in last ten years are given below-

  • a) Competency Based Training Programme for Telco Dealers’ Supervisors
    • These training programmes were conceived and designed at NITTTR, Bhopal in 1998.
    • During 1998 to 2006, the department organised 25 batches of training programme and trained more than 2000 supervisors working in sales, workshops and Spare-parts section of dealer organization of M/S TELCO Jamshedpur.
  • b) Tata Motors Certified Works Manager Training Progamme –
    • This consultancy training programme was conceived and designed at NITTTR, Bhopal in 2010. Since last five years, coordinated 5 batches of training programme and trained more than 200 works manager working in workshops/ service station of Tata Motors channel partners. Details given below-
    • Certified Training Programme for Works Manager under UDAAN Scheme (Jan 2014- April 2014) (NSDC and TATA Motors)(Department of Mechanical Engg.) 34 participants (Engineers of J & K State) are trained Under UDAAN scheme (sponsored by NSDC)
    • Certified Training Programme for Works Manager under UDAAN Scheme (23 August 2013– 22 November 2013) (NSDC and TATA Motors)(Department of Mechanical Engg.) 26 participants (Engineers of J & K State) attended Under UDAAN scheme (sponsored by NSDC)
    • Tata Motors – Works Manager Training Programme (Oct. 2011 - Jan. 2012)
    • Tata Motors – Works Manager Training Programme (May 2011 - June. 2011)
    • Tata Motors – Works Manager Training Programme (Dec. 2010 - March.11)
    • Following activities were undertaken by the faculty members for this Consultancy Project
      • Prepared project proposal for Six months Certified Training Programme
      • Identification of Competencies (25 Technical and Managerial Competencies)
      • Prepared Competency based Learning Modules (18 Nos.)
      • Designed Training Assessment Scheme.
    • Consultancy amount: Rs 98 Lakhs
  • c) Urban Administration & Development Department UADD, Bhopal, M.P. Training of Newly Recruited Sub Engineers UADD project (April 2015 Oct 2015) (Department of Mechanical, Civil and Management) Rs.1,78,6,000/-
  • d) Finite Element based, Modal Analysis, Functional Random Analysis, Random Long Life Analysis and Shock Analysis of Aluminium Tank of CLW from Electro Auto Industries Bhopal (11th July-10th Aug 2020) Rs.4,00,000/-
  • e) Finite Element based Static Structural Analysis of Aluminium Tank of CLW from Electro Auto Industries Bhopal (23rd Oct-21st Nov 2019) Rs.1,50,000/-
  • f) Directorate of Skill Development, Department of Technical Education and Skill Development (DTE&SD), Madhya Pradesh Government Training of Newly Recruited Training Officers in the areas of CNC Technology, Welding, and CAD (April 2016-Oct 2018) (Department of Mechanical and DVEE&D) around Rs. 6 Lakhs
  • g) Revenue earned through MOOCs based Programmes at institute level.
    • Accreditation of PG Engineering College, through Swayam Platform of GOI
    • Accreditation of Under-Graduate Engineering Programme, through Swayam Platform of GOI
    • Accreditation of Post-Graduate Engineering Programme, through Swayam Platform of GOI
    • Advanced Instructional Methods, through Swayam Platform of GOI
    • ‘Instructional Planning and Delivery’ under National Initiative for New Technical Teachers Training of AICTE, through Swayam Platform of GOI
    • ‘Professional Ethics’ under National Initiative for New Technical Teachers Training of AICTE, through Swayam Platform of GOI
  • h) Consultancy earned through various short term training programs from BMC Bhopal, AKU Patna, NERIST Itanagar, VIT Pune and Teachers Participants from Private Institute
  • i) Training of Trainers programme for Cement Industry
    • "Training of Trainers” programme for Cement Industry under WB-DANIDA, CMA-HRD PROJECT.
    • 39 Managers from three Regional Training Centers (RTCs) attended the programme.
  • j) Training of Trainers Programme for Officials of western Coal-field
  • Department faculty members contributed in conduction of the “Training of trainers programme for officials of Western Coal- fields Organization” at Wardha, Maharashtra.

  • k) Kirloskar Brothers Ltd. Dewas (M.P)
  • Department faculty members contributed as project team member for organization of one week training programme on “Metallurgy for Engineers and Technicians” of Kirloskar Brothers Ltd. Dewas (M.P)

  • l) MOU with Industries
  • The department of Mechanical Engineering Education initiated collaboration with industry through offering training of industry personnel and signed MOU with TATA Motors in 2012-13.

9.9 EXTENSION SERVICES

In addition to the regular works departmental faculty have also extended their services for following tasks-

  • a) Conducted training programmes for Newly Recruited Training Officers of Directorate Of Skill Development, Department of Technical Education and Skill Development (DTE&SD), Madhya Pradesh Govt. in the areas of CNC Technology, Welding, and CAD (April 2016-Oct 2018) for the project of DVE&ED
  • b) Under Centrally funded sponsored scheme for Up-gradation of Polytechnic laboratories and department has successfully conducted more than 12 workshops vetting of Lab proposals related to Mechanical Engineering and allied disciplines details given in Table -5
  • Sl.No Name of the State Total No. of Polytechnics Total No. of Mechanical Engineering Labs Year
    1. Gujarat 18 199 2013, 2014, 2016
    2. Goa 5 56 2013, 2018
    3. Chhattisgarh 9 49 2014, 2017, 2018
    4. Maharashtra 24 168 2012, 2013, 2016, 2017
    5. Madhya Pradesh 25 175 2012, 2013, 2014
    6. Daman & Diu 1 4 2018
    Total 82 651
  • c) DMEE faculty members have also extended their services for question paper setting for technical universities, selection committee members for central govt. organisations, NBA accreditation of technical institutions as member evaluator for Mechanical UG and Diploma Programmes,
9.10 DISTANCE LEARNING MODE

The department contributed as Resource Person in Distance Learning project for the State of Gujarat and developed Guideline document and Learning modules and also contributed in monitoring of implementation of Diploma Programme.

9.11 COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT

In addition to the regular works departmental faculty have also extended their services for following tasks-

  • Developed Competency- Based Training Modules on “Operation and maintenance of Hand Pump” for Grass-root Level workers under Rajiv Gandhi Drinking Water national Mission.
  • Conducting "Training of Trainers programmes on Welding and Fabrication" under CDTP Scheme