The resource person for the first session was Mr. Anandkumar, Director-Sales, Caterpillar. He talked about the various fields to which the company caterpillar is offering their services. He gave a presentation about the overview of the company, their products, and about their Chennai facility. He insisted to the students about the importance of studying the mechanical engineering subjects and to specialize in an area or two which will give the students an edge over the others. He emphasized on the qualities of engineers and the transformation process from academics to industry.
The second session commenced with Dr N. Raju, Deputy General Manager, Welding Research Institute BHEL, Trichy addressing the gathering on welding technology. He is closely associated with marketing consultancy, research and training workshops of WRI, BHEL. He presented an over view about the different welding processes and the importance of distortion measurement/control after welding process. He advised the students to form a welding chapter by the students of PSGiTech for conducting courses and workshops in collaboration with BHEL.
The third session was by Mr. R. Vijaykumar Ramalingam, General Manager of Mechanical Engineering in RBEI, Bangalore He introduced the Robert Bosch group and the Engineering division workshops in Bangalore.
He shortly discussed about the engineering capabilities in India like product design and analysis, NVH research centre. He discussed about the future trends in automated card driving and i4.0 manufacturing system. The automated technologies involve the use of advanced sensors, computation based on real time situation and automated system with enhanced human machine interface to perform the driving/manufacturing process with minimal manual effort.
The last session was by Dr. Nithyandan Devaraj, Plant head-Foundry division, L&T, Coimbatore. He presented an overview about the company L & T and its business, core values of engineering and engineers. He also touched upon lot of socially relevant issues where the mechanical engineers needs to play a big role in solving those issues. He talked about the ample opportunities for the mechanical engineers in the present scenario. He stressed about the importance of scoring good marks as it is the first step for the company to shortlist a candidate. He advised the students to master themselves in their area of interest. He also asked the students to soil their hands and work on the shop floor to learn engineering from the ground.