An International Conference on Advances in Mechanical Engineering (ICAME- 2020) was held recently by the Department of Mechanical Engineering of VNIT, Nagpur.
Prof. B. S. Murty, eminent metallurgist, VNIT Alumni and Director of IIT Hyderabad was the chief guest for the inaugural function Shri Vishram Jamdar, Chairman BoG, VNIT presided over the function. Prof. Pramod M. Padole, Director VNIT Nagpur was also present on the occasion. The eminent keynote speakers and renowned researchers of international repute Dr. Peter Pavol Monka of the University of Kosice, Slovakia, Dr. Mark Arthur King of Loughborough University were also present on the dais.
The conference received an overwhelming response and more than 200 papers were received from various NITs, IITs and renowned institutions from India and abroad, out of which 102 were accepted for publication and presentation.
Proceedings of this conference are being published by Springer Nature as a book titled â€œLecture Notes in Mechanical Engineeringâ€
During the two daysâ€™ event, 12 parallel technical sessions were arranged and 98 papers were presented and discussed. Best paper awards were announced to Rahul Ghatak, Milind Undale (first award), Prasad Lanjewar, Dhananjay Jolhe (second award), Tushar Sathe, Ashwinkumar Dhoble (third award) and certificates were distributed.
The valedictory function was held on 11th January 2020 at the multi-activity center of VNIT, Nagpur. Shri M. S. Unnikrishnan, Managing Director and CEO of Thermax Limited, Pune and also a distinguished VNIT Alumnus was the chief guest. Shri Vishram ji Jamdar, Chairman BoG, VNIT presided over the function. Prof. Pramod M. Padole, Director VNIT Nagpur and Prof. Nitin Pangarkar of the National University of Singapore (NUS) Business School were present on this occasion. In his speech, the chief guest threw light on the challenges in front of mechanical engineers and briefed about issues that can be taken up as a future scope for development and research.
The conference received support from MSME Nagpur, SBI Nagpur, MOIL Nagpur, DST-SERB, and Mazagon dock shipbuilders limited.